Knock Pt 2
Luke 11:9 “So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will beopened to you.
THE 1ST STEP TO RECEIVING ANYTHING FROM GOD IS LOCATING HIS WILL.
STEP #2 ASK… IN FAITH
STEP #3 SEEK…
STEP #4 KNOCK…
Luke 11:9 So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, it will be opened.
Luke 11 JESUS IS INSTRUCTING HIS DISCIPLES IN PRAYER
5 Then He said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend, and goes to him at midnight and says to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves; 6 for a friend of mine has come to me from a journey, and I have nothing to set before him’; 7 and from inside he answers and says, ‘Do not bother me; the door has already been shut and my children and I are in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.’
8 I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will get up and give him as much as he needs.
Knox TRANS… “Because of his shameless asking”
NEB “The very shamelessness of his request”
James 2:17 Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself.
18 But someone may well say, “You have faith and I have works (deeds, action) ; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works (by what I do).”
THE PARALYTIC AND THE 4 MEN WHO GOT ON THE ROOF?
JESUS SAW THEIR FAITH!
THE WOMAN WITH THE ISSUE OF BLOOD. PRESSED….
DR LILIAN B YOMENS; GOD DELIGHTS IN HIS CHILDREN STEPPING OUT OVER THE ACHING VOID WITH NOTHING UNDERNEATH THEIR FEET BUT THE WORD OF GOD.
Heb 3:18 And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who were disobedient? 19 So we see that they were not able to enter because of unbelief.
UNBELIEF KEPT THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL FROM ENTERING IN.
Romans 4:12 and the father of circumcision to those who not only are of the circumcision, but who also follow in the steps of the faith of our father Abraham which he had while uncircumcised.
GOD LEADS IN STEPS…
WHEN GOD TOLD ABRAHAM TO GO, HE WENT OUT NOT KNOWING.
IN JESUS MINISTRY
John 4:50 Jesus *said to him, “Go; your son lives.” The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and started off. 51 As he was now going down, his slaves met him, saying that his son was living.
John 5:8 Jesus *said to him, “Get up, pick up your pallet and walk.”
Mark 3:5 After looking around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, He *said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored.
HE COULDN’T DO IT BUT HE DID… SAME FOR US…. TAKE A STEP
Mark 5:41 Taking the child by the hand, He *said to her, “Talitha kum!” (which translated means, “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”).
Acts 3:6 But Peter said, “I do not possess silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene—walk!” 7 And seizing him by the right hand, he raised him up; and immediately his feet and his ankles were strengthened.
Acts 14:5 And when an attempt was made by both the Gentiles and the Jews with their rulers, to mistreat and to stone them, 6 they became aware of it and fled to the cities of Lycaonia, Lystra and Derbe, and the surrounding region; 7 and there they continued to preach the gospel.
8 At Lystra a man was sitting who had no strength in his feet, lame from his mother’s womb, who had never walked. 9 This man was listening to Paul as he spoke, who, when he had fixed his gaze on him and had seen that he had faith to be made well, 10 said with a loud voice, “Stand upright on your feet.” And he leaped up and began to walk.