He can deny you nothing, because you cannot deny Him anything.
What I’ve witnessed in the “name it, claim it” folks is that they ride a godly principle as an entitlement rather than its intended purpose. This principle is actually more than a simple principle, it’s the element of Love. It’s love that resists denial. It’s love that is selfless and sacrificial. And when we love Him so much that we can literally deny Him none of His requests, He responds to us in kind.
He Can Deny You Nothing
I’ve witnessed this interaction in response to His selfless servants, directionally in both ways: with His response toward them and in their response towards Him. Sure, it is very rare, but it’s the most beautiful interaction. Seeing the Creator of the Universe unable to resist His beloved or His precious children, who are without resistance to Him, wow! The interaction is amazing. This is not for the casual spectators; this is for the abandoned, obedient lovers. For these, He can deny them nothing.
You may say, “Show me this in scripture.” Okay!
“Whatever you ask in My name, I will do it so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.”
John 14:13-14 HCSB
“But if you remain in Me and My words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted!”
John 15:7 NLT
Again, this isn’t a magic wand for the casual participant. I can’t claim His name without His very Life and Will. You all know this. His name isn’t a mantra or a get out of jail free card. To pray in Jesus’ name is to pray allowing Him to pray His Life and Will.
“Whatever you ask in My name” is not a signet ring of entitlement; it is a seal on the heart of one committed to the will of God. This carries full obedience and active surrender. For this one, He can deny them nothing—union life and love expressed on earth as it is in heaven.
Deny You Nothing: Impudent Prayer
This touches my post on impudent prayer. Impudence is from the faith of obedience, not an entitled demanding. I can easily require impudently as a lover. And for the beloved there’s no feigned obedience. Though it may not always be an easy submission (even Christ struggled to submit in Gethsemane), it is possible in love.
This is the position of holding the keys to the Kingdom—love. Submission comes from love. Obedience comes from love. Kingdom authority comes from love. And when we can’t deny Him anything, He can deny us nothing.