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Ask and Receive (Paperback) Loot Price: R284
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Ask and Receive (Paperback): Aaron Martin Crane
Ask and Receive (Paperback): Aaron Martin Crane

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: IV THE CERTAINTY OF ANSWER TO PRAYER AS TOLD BY MATTHEW AND LUKE It is one of the peculiarities of Jesus that he seldom repeats his statements, yet in a single one of his utterances on the subject of asking and receiving, or of praying and the answer to prayer, he repeats his idea in closely similar phrases several tunes: "Ask, and it shall be given you; Seek, and ye shall find; Knock, and it shall be opened unto you; For every one that asketh receiveth; And he that seeketh findeth; And to him that knocketh it shall be opened." 1 Only the importance of the statement, its interest to all human beings, and the consequent desire of Jesus to impress it upon his hearers could have led him to present it in this forceful form. 1 Matt. VII. 7, 8. This is a part of the " Sermon on the Mount," and probably was uttered early in his career. The three verses immediately following this passage intensify the idea that Jesus wishes to convey to us, ? of the positive certainty that God will answer our prayer. Appealing more closely to the hearts of his listeners and wishing to bring the teaching more within the scope of their comprehension, he gives this convincing illustration: "What man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent ? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask Him?" 1 Jesus' words in these five verses are strongly indicative of his earnest desire that we have implicit faith that God, the Father of us all, 1Matt. vn. 9-n. will in His boundless love for His children do for us those things that Jesus said He would do. The same language occurs also in Luke,1 ex...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Aaron Martin Crane
Creators: General Books
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 64
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-44109-4
Barcode: 9780217441094
Categories: Books
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LSN: 0-217-44109-2

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