“Knowing God’s Will When We Pray”

“Knowing God’s Will When We Pray”

Major Points:

 

(1) One of the most remarkable prayer-promises is recorded in 1 John 5:14-15. It tells us that it is possible for us to pray and not only to get the things we pray for, but to know beforehand that our prayers are heard and answered 보릿고개 mp3 다운로드. “This is the confidence we have in approaching God, the One who knows us and who knows what things we need (John 14:14), He hears us and get what we ask of Him 플스2 에뮬 다운로드.

 

(2) This promise is made to a particular class of people, so before I can pray with confidence I must know the Lord and be known of Him as one who believes in the name of the Son of God, v.13, and this is the fundamental condition of successful prayer 60분 드라마. We must know the Lord and be known of Him , in other words, we must be Christians.

 

(3) This promise reminds us that prayer is necessary for the accomplishment of God’s will Windows 10 msdn. In James 4:2 – there are things that the Lord does only when His people pray. This promise makes confidence in prayer dependent upon asking according  to His will v14 movie Amur. God does what He does because of who He is and He cannot do what He is not. His nature and presence is His promise to us and the more we know Him the more we trust His promises to us, our confidence comes from our knowledge of Him. 

 

(4) This promise implies that we may be absolutely sure of God’s will when we pray. Notice the words CONFIDENCE v14 and WE KNOW v15 and compare John 11:41-42. We can be sure of His will when we pray ,and if that is so, we can be sure of the answer. But how can we be absolutely sure of God’s will when we pray?

 

(5) He reveals His will by His Word, the Bible. See some Biblical statements which tell us what His gracious will is (John 16:7-8;1 Tim. 2:1-4; 1 Thess. 4:3; James 1:5; Matt. 9:38). But this is the problem; there are specific matters about which we want to pray and concerning which we can find no specific promise in the Bible. Eg. Should I get married? Buy this house? Buy this car?. There are no specific promises, how, then, can I be sure of His will?

 

(6) He reveals His will by His Spirit. If we belong to the Lord the Holy Spirit lives within us (Romans 8:9,11) He is there to reveal to us the will of God in relation to prayer. If we would know how to pray according to His will, quite obviously we must read, study and obey His Word, the Bible and we must live in humble submission to the Holy Spirit of God.