I Can Deny You Nothing

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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

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

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.

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Posted by Ricardo Palmira.
December 9, 2015 at 12:37 pm

Jesús nos Ama y Bendice. En todos estos años que tenemos de caminar y de comunión con Dios, mi esposa y yo, hemos aprendido del Señor, Es El que el pone sus deseos en nuestro corazón amante y obediente a ÉL, y viene Su respuesta. Romanos. 8:14.26-27; 1a. de Juan. 5:14-15. Es muy peligoso para nuestros Hnos. que tienen poco o mediano tiempo con Jesús, estos comentarios. Con amor… r/m. <

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    Posted by Translated
    December 9, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Jesus loves us and blesses us. All along these years of walking and having communion with God, my wife and me, he have learnt the Lord is the one that puts His desires of love and obedience in our heart, and there His answer comes along. Rom 8:14, 26-27; 1st John 5:14-15. It is very dangerous to our brethern with little or average time in Jesus these comments (note of translator: I think Ricardo is talking of “the entitled demanding as a magic wand”).

    With love, R/M.

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Posted by Sam
December 8, 2015 at 6:31 pm

There are several points that stood out, but this is one I really liked:

“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.

This is so far from a “belief system” or following a “set of rules”. The one that follows Jesus belongs no longer to her/himself. They belong to God. They belong to Other. They have been acquired through love, and thus it is love what permeates them. So far from a cold “belief system” or “rules”. I don´t know how can there be people that follows Jesus just based on regulations, norms and a full set of neat doctrines.

True rules and regulations and doctrine and ministry spring forth from Love.

May the Lord have mercy on us!

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Posted by Paul
December 8, 2015 at 1:57 pm

Wow..what a powerful line John: “And when we can’t deny Him anything, He can deny us nothing.” Selah! Someone in my church told me about the Lord dealing with them and telling them, “It’s all about YOU, but when it comes all about ME, then it will be all about you!” Matthew 6:33 When we seek Him FIRST, THEN all these other things are added to us!

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Posted by Susan
December 8, 2015 at 8:58 am

Thank you John for this blessing.

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