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God's Will And Our Responsibility

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"This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him." 1 JOHN 5:14‭-‬15 NASB
These passages are in no way suggesting that because I "ask if God", that I will "get from God".
Verse 15 is submissive, dependent on verse 14, God's will. Also, verse 15 implies that whatever I ask, I'm responsible to ask according to His will and not my own.

Know Your Identity, Value, Purpose, and Responsibility.

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Satan:

Who in the hell do you think you are?

Saint:

I don't associate myself with hell, my association is with the Kingdom of God!

Satan:

Oh really?  I see a hypocrite, a sinner behind the door, a liar, one who covets your neighbor, has lustful thoughts, murderer, never satisfied, etc. My point? Don't decieve yourself! Fool!

Saint:

Well, if looking through your eyes, I might understand your argument. BUT, I see through the eyes of Gid!

My Father in heaven, the King, ruler over you warns me to not view myself through my own eyes; "Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and shrewd in their own sight" Isaiah 5:21. 

I am free from your blame, attempting to shame me into guilt. My FREEDOM is a GIFT!J James1:16-17. A gift given because, regardless of the evidence you have against me, I believe!! I know because my freedom was purchased with Christ's sacrificial obedience.

You know, His death on the cross which you witnessed that broke the chains of bondage that y…

The Math of a Disciple of God

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Knowledge + Practice = Understanding
Prov. 2:1-5   + James 1:22 =   Ephesians 2:8-10