Jan. 22, 2022 (20th day of 10th month)
Hebrews 11:1-10 Faith is solid trust.
It's acceptable to ask for what you want, as long as it's realistic and acceptable to God's will.
When I previously, a long time ago, preached that we should pray for God's will to be fulfilled, I didn't mean that we can't ask for what we want fulfilled, or that we can't ask for other people's healings, etc.
We can and we should ask for what we want and what we need, and for other people's needs.
(I just only meant that we must try to use wisdom and think about what would be acceptable and realize that God might have other plans, and therefore to be more careful about what we ask for, and often say "your will, not mine".)
When someone asks for prayer for a place to live, you don't have to ask only "Your will be done Father. Amen." But rather, "I ask that you please give him a good place to live soon, nevertheless, your will, not my will, LORD. Amen."
James 4:2-3 You have not because you ask not.
lust: change to WANT
quarrel: change to ARGUE
James 1:6 Must ask in faith without doubting. Remember and believe that God is faithful to give us what is good and acceptable, in due time, if it's truly within his will and not bad for us.
1 John 5:14
And this is the confidence that we have before Him: If we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
We must have faith (knowledge/acceptance/realization) that Jesus will absolutely gather his people.
And that He absolutely will bring us more true brothers and sisters soon.
Time is short and EVERYTHING is about to change. EVERYTHING! Our season of being alone is about to end.
Winning a million dollars is not realistic, nor in his will, nor good for us.
But having additional true brothers/sisters is. And gathering with them is.
It's written in scripture that parts of the true church will be gathered together on this Earth before the Great Tribulation, and then in the final year of the tribulation, be greatly multiplied. It's going to happen. Nothing can stop it.
Full sermon audio: https://soundcloud.com/isawthelightministries/jan-22-2022-faith-to-receive