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For Everyone Who Asks Receives

Matthew 7:7-8 says '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 recieves, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.' We started this week discussing healing. We asked the question yesterday, is healing for today? And, we found out it is. I also found out something about myself. I can believe for someone to be healed as I lay hands on them; but can I believe for my own healing? Do we have a problem asking God for things for ourselves? Isn't God our Father? Did Jesus die for me personally? The answer to all these questions is an emphatic Yes! Jesus paid the price for my sins, and bore my sickness and disease in His body so I could walk in purity and wholeness! Did you know that salvation means wholeness? Sozo is the Greek word for salvation, yet its root meaning goes beyond just the forgiveness of sins. According to Strong's Concordance, Sozo also carries the idea of being physically healed of diseases and to be delivered or saved from your enemy. So, Jesus paid the full penalty for our sins and sickness and disease, and we have been made whole by accepting His sacrifice. If Jesus is your Lord, then you are the redeemed of the Lord (Psalm 107:2), and you are now made the righteousness of God through Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21). Glory to God! We need to be thanking God for what has been done for us! We should be shouting from the rooftops that we have been redeemed by the precious blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, and that we are loved beyond our understanding. It is ok to ask the Lord for yourself. Matthew 7:11 says 'If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!' Jesus said that everyone who asks receives. Jesus said in John 16:24 'Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.' The Father wants to give us good things. Have you asked of Him? Jesus said in Mark 9:23, 'If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.'

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