The moment you discover that you've not really asked

  • Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. (John 16:24 KJV)
     
    I love the words of Jesus. When I read them, it as though, Jesus is with me saying those words. And Indeed, He lives in me! No, this is more than the song rendition in Lion King video, it is a deep experience, He lives in me!
     
    And so Jesus is telling you and I this morning, you’ve not really been asking, I want you to ask, because when you ask, you will receive. And when you receive, your joy will be full.
     
    It sounds almost far-far-away, like some Shrek stuff. You mean, Pastor, If I ask, God will do it? Yes, that is exactly what He is saying here!
     
    I remember some years back, my wife would always pray and ask God to give us a free house to live in. She would always confess that after our marriage! I refused to join her in that confession because I thought that was a very unrealistic wish. Why don’t you believe God first for payment of rent! But in some three years, somebody walked up to us and gave us a key to an apartment with seven rooms and two sitting rooms and told us we can stay there without paying a dime! And we stayed there for six years without paying a single rent!
     
    So, I learnt my lessons, when my wife confesses anything I say “yes dear, it’s going to happen!”
     
    You see I was trying to consider God’s purse! A whole house just like that?
     
    And that was an error on my part! Sometimes, you rationalize too much, and then you lose a lot doing that! God doesn’t always make sense! If you rely on the logical all the time, you will cut yourself off from the supernatural!
     
    The God that that turned the mouth of a fish to ATM! He told Peter to put his card and enter the pin, and bam! Money came forth!
    The God that took Elijah to the valley of dry bones and an army arose from there!
    The God that suspended the law of gravity and walked on water!
    The God that suspended the law of lift and rose through the air in ascension, and all the host of hell and the prince of the air couldn’t stop him!
     
    Where is the Generator that God uses to power the sun? The earth we live in is 149.6 million kilometers away from the Sun. If it were closer, we will all burn to death. If it were farther away, we will all freeze to death! Who did all that Maths!
     
    The Earth is moving at 1675 km/h or 465 meters/second. That’s 1,040 miles/hour. For every second, you are moving about half a kilometer through space, but you don’t feel it! Why?
     
    He uphold all things by the word of His power!
    “… and upholding all things by the word of his power…” (Hebrews 1:3 KJV)
     
    If I go on and on, we won’t finish this morning, but that is just to give you some perspectives!
     
    He is the one that says ask!
     
    But Pastor, you don’t have an idea of what I have been through?
     
    You don’t have an idea of how many years have been wasted.
     
    You see, God didn’t say you should come and tell him story. He said ask! He is not asking you to rehearse your history or have some pity party.
     
    The question I want to ask you this morning is “Have you really asked?”
     
    Sometimes, all that God even requires is that you think about something and then He goes and do it for you! Oh, that has happened to me many times. I am only thinking about something I would really love and before I know it, it is done! That is not because I am a pastor; it is because I am a child of God. Have you seen this scripture?
     
    Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, (Ephesians 3:20 KJV)
     
    I remember many years ago. The year was 2001. We had just given birth to Dunamis the previous year. The guy was so big! So I would carry him a little and my wife would carry him a little as we walked down from our street to the main road. We were newly married, I was in full time ministry, and my wife was yet to get a job, so we worked together in the ministry! Getting a car was a tall dream because there were no savings. It would only happen one-way: supernaturally! So there was this day, I was angry as we stood on the main road, with several cars passing. For the first time, I asked God for a car. I didn’t bother to ask for the money, I just asked for the car! I said, Lord, there are so many cars driving past us this morning. I am your servant, and I think one of these would be good for us. That was all I said. I didn’t even speak in tongues. I just asked my father like a son would in a simple conversation. Two weeks after, a woman drove her car down to Ibadan and handed the key over to us. She said God told her in a dream that the car does not belong to her and that it was meant for us!
     
    Then I understood that scripture better:
    Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full!
     
    Our joy was full!
     
    Down the years, one day, around 2003, I told God I needed to be encouraged and that I need some good money in the millions, not for the ministry but for me! And I specifically mentioned 1.5 Million! My salary then was around six thousand a month! I looked over to what my contemporaries were earning and I wanted to feel sorry for myself. But I remembered God’s faithfulness. So I asked him and said I needed some arrears to be paid! Few weeks after, God ensured it was done. Somebody gave us that exact amount! Was our joy full? We danced without music!
     
    God will do something in your life that will make you dance without music. He will cause your joy to be full. As we prepare for KHC Camp Meeting 2016 which is 60 Days away, something big, awesome and unbelievable is going to happen in your life. Make sure you register quickly. It's going to be awesome!

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    CONFESSION FOR THE DAY
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    My joy will be full

    PRAYER FOR THE DAY
    Lord, teach me to ask and not ask amiss

    THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
    God can do anything, you know––far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us. (Ephesians 3:20 Message)

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