As our Blessed Saviour Himself ‘warned’:
- Firstly, a verse:“And Jesus said to him, “‘If You can?’ All things are possible to him who believes.”” (Mark 9:23)And yes, ‘according to His Will’ (context):“This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.” (1 John 5:14)It doesn’t work if it is “not” according to His Will (‘context too’):“You lust and do not have; so you commit murder. You are envious and cannot obtain; so you fight and quarrel. You do not have because you do not ask.You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.” (James 4:2 – 3)P/S:The alternate route men follow:Satan also gives ‘for the WRONG reasons’ and ‘through the WRONG way’ with the ‘WRONG intentions’:“Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory; and he (Satan) said to Him, “All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me.” (Matthew 4:8 – 9)Example: ‘Receiving Money (Wealth, Riches)’How do we differentiate between ‘receiving from God’ vs ‘receiving from Satan’?When we receive from the Devil, it will be due to some WRONG practices/principles whether we realize it or not and it will cause the ‘erring from the Faith’ & also ‘pierce us with sorrows’ as ‘it is written’:“For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” (1 Timothy 6:10)On the contrary, when we receive from God, it will be through CORRECT practices/principles and such wealth causes NO sorrow with it (a ‘key indicator’ mentioned in Holy Scripture) as ‘it is written too’:“The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.” (Proverbs 10:22)
Jonathan Ramachandran is founder at AnonymousChristian.org which serves as a Christian Blog discussing the Greater Hope of Biblical Christian in Christ Alone. He is also an IMO (International Math Coach) and a featuring Guitarist for many bands.