24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
Mark 11:24 (NKJV)
I am back again writing on my favorite verse in the Bible. In fact, this verse presents the basic fundamentals on the Bible. It is important to have a firm grasps on the fundamentals on the Bible as it helps us to use it as our servant to bring prosperity into our lives. Without this fundamental, we will be at the mercy of the theologians.
I knew of the above verse even when I was in my first church that was deeply infected by the lies of theology. I knew the meanings of all the words but I just could not believe in its meanings without adding in some theology in it. Why was that so? I was under the bondage of theology at that time. I could only see negative things in the Bible. Reading the Bible was an obligation and God was a pervert.
I thank God for he had set me free from those lies. So, I am not surprise that many Christians today are living in the bondage of theology that they can never understand the truth. If you are one of them, you have a choice. Do you intend to renounce the lies of theology and turn to Jesus, or do you intend to continue to live in fear of a perverse God who can give you thorns in the flesh to show you his sufficient grace?
In this article, I will share with you the revelations I have received. My first emphasis is on the part, “whatever things you ask”. Jesus was telling us how to get anything we ask. He did not put any restrictions on what we can or cannot ask. The Bible does not contain any form of “approve list” on what we can ask God for.
This means we can ask for anything we want from God even things that are not politically correct like a lot of money. For some reasons, the Theologian (also known as Satan) is afraid of Christians getting rich. Churches that preach on missions are not accused for preaching the missions gospel. Churches that preach on praying are not accused of preaching the praying gospel. However, churches that preach prosperity are automatically accused of preaching the prosperity gospel. This is the greatest proof that the Theologian wants to keep Christians poor so that we can never be a threat to him. Unfortunately for him, there are still many Christians like myself who has decided to believe in the truth of God and reject the lies of theology.
This verse also tells us that Jesus has no intention to take away our individuality. He taught us how to ask God for what we want. He had never placed any restrictions on what we can want or cannot want. Jesus had never said, “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask AS LONG AS THEY HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH HEALTH, WEALTH OR ANYTHING THAT CAN BE OBJECTIVELY PROVEN when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”
The words in capital letters are not from the Bible. We have complete freedom to decide on what we want and ask God for them. In Star Trek terms, God had never intended Christians to be assimilated into the Borg collective.
At this point, I am sure some theologians will ask on what will happen if we ask for evil things. In fact, there was a doctrine worshipper who challenged me to ask God for wrong things to prove this verse is right. Here is my answer to such idiotic challenge:
1. I have no intention to prove the Gospel true. I choose to believe it is true because I want to use it as a tool to bring me everything I want including the politically incorrect money. By extension I have no intention to convince the theologians and doctrine worshippers on anything. Since they chose to follow the Theologian, they will bear the consequences themselves.
2. I do not intend to ask God for wrong things like poverty and sickness because I am not stupid. God has given me the freedom to think what I want to think and desire what I want to desire. So, I choose to desire the right things like prosperity in every area of my life.
I call this the freedom to choose. Ask yourself. What do you want? What are your desires? Ask God for them. As long as the things you ask for are what you want and they bring prosperity to you, they are the “right things” to ask God for. It is also God’s desire to give us everything we ask him for.
However, asking God alone is not enough. We need to believe we will receive the things we ask God for. This is the hardest part because it requires consistency. We have to keep believing that we will receive even if the situation around us tells us the opposite. This is where faith comes in. We have to make sure we are in faith at all times. How are we going to do that? Read faith books, listen to faith sermons, think faith thoughts and do whatever it takes to fill your mind with thoughts of faith.
Is this hard? It depends on how intense do you want to receive what you have asked God for. If your desire to get the things you ask God is really great, then all those spiritual discipline I have recommended will be nothing to you. You will get whatever you want if you are willing to put in as much effort as it takes. This is the formula of success.