“There are many who long to help others, but they feel that they have no spiritual strength or Light to impart. Let them present their petitions at the Throne of Grace. Plead for the Holy Spirit. For God stands back of every Promise He has made.
With your Bible in your hands say, I have done as Thou hast said. I present Thy Promise, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you !” We must not only pray in Christ’s name, but by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit . . . . “the Words that I speak unto you, they are Spirit, and they are Life !” . . . .
This explains what is meant when it is said that the Spirit “maketh intercession for us, with groanings which cannot be uttered.” Romans 8:26. Such prayer God delights to answer ! When with earnestness and intensity we breathe a prayer in the name of Christ, there is in that very intensity a pledge from God that He is about to answer our prayer “exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think.” Ephesians 3:20.
Christ has said, “What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” Mark 11:24. “Whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” John 14:13.
And the beloved John, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, speaks with great plainness and assurance: “If we ask anything according to His will, He heareth us: and if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him.” 1 John 5:14, 15.
Note: And all that we must have, in order for us to know the will of God, is to find one place where He has made us a Promise in His Word. Just a single promise which says, He will cleanse us from all sin, iniquity and unrighteousness, that He will fill raise us to walk in newness of Life; that He will fill us with His Holy Spirit; that He will write His Word in our hearts, and give us freely His Victory over all sin, the devil and this world !
And even that He will provide all our daily needs (for our families, and His work), according to His abundant riches in glory, by Christ Jesus !
Then press your petition to the Father in the name of Jesus. God will honor that name ! The rainbow round about the Throne is an assurance that God is true, that in Him is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. We have sinned against Him, and are undeserving of His favor . . . .
Yet He Himself has put into our lips that most wonderful of pleas, “Do not abhor us, for Thy name’s sake; do not disgrace the throne of Thy glory; Remember, break not Thy Covenant (Oath, Promise) with us.” Jeremiah 14:21.
When we come to Him confessing our unworthiness and sin, He has pledged Himself to give heed to our cry. The honor of His throne is staked for the fulfillment of His Word unto us . . . !” – Christ’s Object Lessons 147-148