Abiding & Receiving
Jesus said, “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done unto you” (John 15:7).
When you have met the two-fold conditions of this verse, you don’t even have to think about any other conditions to try to meet. We hinder our own prayers by manufacturing additional bogus, man-made conditions that God is not in agreement with.
Jesus said to simply “abide in Me” and make sure “My Word is abiding in you,” then you will be able to “ask anything you want and it will happen” (John 15:7).
“Abide in Me” implies more than mere contact, it implies harmony and union. It implies being in harmony and close union with Christ just as a branch is in union with the vine. By this union, all the nourishment and life that is in the vine (Jesus) then flows freely into the branch (us) and produces fruit (John 15:5).
Ask a group of Christians what is necessary to have their prayers answered. You will hear so many man-made conditions required to get a single prayer answered that it will be impossible for anyone to get even one prayer answered, if they have to meet all those ridiculous conditions.
Jesus simply said, ”If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done unto you” (John 15:7). And, “Ask and you shall receive, that your joy may be full” (John 16:24).
We manufacture so many unscriptural conditions to having our prayers answered that we can’t possibly even meet them. Then, when that doesn’t work, we invent even more conditions that won’t work either. These ridiculous, absurd, and bogus conditions undermine and hinder our faith so bad that God cannot even work.
Just go by God’s Word!