“Behold, I have set before you an open door, and no man can close it . . . !”
Revelation 3:8 and Isaiah 22:22
“Jesus answering saith unto them (us) . . . Have faith in God !
For God is not a man that He should lie, nor the son of a man, that He should change His mind; for hath He said, and shall He not do it? or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good ?
For verily I say unto you _______ (your name), What things soever ye desire when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them . . . !”
Mark 11:22-24 and Numbers 23:19
“For without faith it is impossible to please Him . . . for he that cometh to God must believe that He is (I Am), and that He is (I Am) a Rewarder of all those that diligently see Him . . . !” Hebrews 11:6 and Romans 10:17
Unbelief is the sin that so easily besets us; and this sin is obnoxious to God. However secret is its working in the heart, the guilty one stands revealed and convicted before heaven. The Redeemer of the world has pledged His Word, saying, “Ask, and it shall be given you.” Is it any marvel then that the blessing* of God is withheld when you dishonor his name by your unbelief?
Who is it that has made to you these promises? It is He Who “so loved the world, that He gave His Only-Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him (the Word of God – John 1:14) should not perish, but have ever-lasting Life” (ref: I John 5:11).
Who is it that says, “Ask, and it shall be given you?” Who is it that stands before the great multitude holding forth the divine promise (Psalm 40:9-10)? –It is He Who came into the world to rescue us from the bondage of Satan, and to make us free men and women in Christ Jesus. ref: II Corinthians 5:17, 21
Then come to God with full assurance of faith, knowing that He Who hath promised is Faithful, and will fulfill His Word (Numbers 23:19 and Isaiah 55:7-11). Like Habakkuk, say, “I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what He will say unto me” (ref: Isaiah 38:14-17) Having asked the Lord for good things, as a hungry child asks his parent for bread, believe from your heart that the (our) Heavenly Father giveth not the Spirit by measure unto you . . .
For to them that ask in faith the Holy Spirit will be given in its fullness, as free as the river that proceedeth from the throne of God (Acts 2:30-39 and Isaiah 32:1, 15-17 and Isaiah 16:5), slaking the thirst of all who will come and drink.
Come, then, feeling that all Heaven invites you. Come, then, in steadfast faith, knowing that all Heaven welcomes you. Fasten your soul on the blessed (Spirit-filled – John 6:63) assurance. God has spoken this promise, God has invited me . . . not to mock me, not to disappoint me, for before I knocked, He was unlocking the door for me; and while I was yet speaking, He answered, “Here I Am.” Then put away this distrust of God; come to Him now (ref: II Corinthians 6:2), and let all the angels of God have occasion for rejoicing, as they see those who are athirst partaking of the Waters of Life. ref: Isaiah 65:24
– Signs of the Times, September 12, 1892