9 “And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.
10 For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.
11 “You fathers—if your children ask for a fish, do you give them a snake instead?
12 Or if they ask for an egg, do you give them a scorpion? Of course not!
13 So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him.”
In many of my articles, I have made it clear to everyone that God is not a pervert despite the lies of theology. Today, I moving up a step further to show you from the Bible directly on the true nature of God that he is not a pervert. This means God will never cause us to be poor, sick and fail. He is also not the one who caused or “allowed” disasters to happen. Let us begin.
Verse 9 and 10 above confirmed what I have written before on the truth that God will never say “no” to our prayer.
When you ask, you will receive.
When you seek, you will find.
When you knock, the door will be opened for you.
This is another way of saying that God only have one answer for us when we pray and the answer is “yes”.
So, when you pray and don’t get what you want, it is not because God said “no” to your prayers. We have seen from the Bible that God always say “yes” to everything we pray for. So, we will need to do self-diagnostic to find out what is blocking the manifestation of our prayers. Ask yourself the following questions:
Did I pray in faith?
Do I have the right motives?
Do I think negative?
Do I speak negative?
Am I being grateful to God for all the blessings I am enjoying now?
Do I believe I receive what I have asked for in prayer?
Do I believe God desires me to get what I want?
If the answer to any of the above questions is “no”, correct them. Keep evaluating and correcting until you can see the physical manifestation of what you ask for in prayer. This is called spiritual discipline. As long as you continue with this discipline, you will always get what you want from God?
Some folks may ask, “What if some Christians ask for things that are dumb, wrong, evil and mutually exclusive in their prayers? Will God say “yes” to those prayers too?” My answer is I don’t know. I am not God. I am not the one who wrote the Bible. I am not the one who gives the guarantee that I will always answer all your prayers with “yes”. God is the one who did all these things. God is the one who gave us the guarantee that he will always answer all our prayers with nothing other than “yes”. This means God is either an idiot or he knows what he is doing. I choose to believe that he knows what he is doing.
Next, from Verse 11 to 13, God compares his role as our spiritual father with the roles of the earthly fathers that we are familiar with. I have a disclaimer here. The earthly fathers in those verses refer to normal fathers, not perverts. This is very important factor we must always remember.
According to Jesus, fathers on earth will never give scorpions to their children when they asked for eggs. What does that mean? Fathers will only give good things to their children and never do anything to harm them. Let us expand this to our modern context. Try to answer the following questions:
Will a father give his children a type of disease called “thorn in the flesh” to show them his “sufficient grace”?
Will a father cause accidents to happen to his children as a judgement for disobedience?
Will a father poison his children to make them sick in order to give the children time to rest?
Will a father deny food to his children and make them starve for his glory?
Will a father cause his children to go through pain and sufferings to show them his love?
Will a father do any form of perverted things to his children and make them suffer for any reason of all?
I am sure no civilized society can ever tolerate any father who do any of the above. Not only that, I am sure we have laws to punish fathers who do any of the above. We simply do not accept such acts.
How about God? Is God a better or worse than the fathers on earth? According to Verse 13, Jesus said God is a much better father than the fathers on earth. He will even give us the Holy Spirit. When Jesus said this, the Holy Spirit had not appeared on the scene. Today we know that he has fulfiled his promise. Since God has given us the Holy Spirit, what else will he not give us? Jesus is telling us that we can have everything we want. All we have to do is to ask in faith.
Next, I want you to answer the following questions on God:
Will God The Father give us a type of disease called “thorn in the flesh” to show us his “sufficient grace”?
Will God The Father cause accidents to happen to us as a judgement for disobedience?
Will God The Father make us sick in order to give us time to rest?
Will God The Father make us poor so that we can starve for his glory?
Will God The Father cause us to go through pain and sufferings to show us his love?
Will God The Father do any form of perverted things to us and make us suffer for any reason of all?
You should be able to answer the above questions with a confident “no” by now. What does this tells us about those preachers who said God causes or “allows” bad things like sickness, poverty and disasters to happen to us? They are the false teachers prophesied in the Bible. Their teachings are not from God but from Satan.
If you happen to be one of them, this is a good time for you to repent. Turn from theology and toward Jesus. Theology kills but Jesus saves.
The bottom line is, God is not a pervert.