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Emanna for 09/30/2020

Prayer Being a Basic Christian Right

Bible Verses

John 16:23 ...Truly, truly, I say to you, Whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give to you. (24) Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask and you shall receive, that your joy may be made full. 14:13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (14) If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.

Words of Ministry

Christians have a basic right while living on earth today, the right to receive answers to prayers. The moment a person is regenerated, God gives him the basic right to ask of Him and to be heard by Him. John 16 says that God answers when we ask in the name of the Lord so that our joy may be made full. If we pray without ceasing, we will live a Christian life that is full of joy on earth today. If we unceasingly pray, yet God does not unceasingly answer our prayer, or if we have been a Christian for years and God hardly or never listens to our prayers, there must be something seriously wrong. We are children of God, yet our prayers are never answered! This should never be. Every Christian should experience God answering his prayers. Every Christian should have frequent experiences of prayers being answered. This is a basic experience. If God has not answered our prayers for a long time, it means that there is surely something wrong with us. It is wrong for prayers to be left unanswered, because prayers are not just a speaking into the air. Prayers are meant to be answered. Since you have believed in God, your prayers should be answered by God.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Watchman Nee, Messages for Building Up New Believers, pp. 149-150. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 10/11/99) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.