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When God Doesn't Hear - Article
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Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - hid His face from you, that He will not hear" (Isaiah 59:1-2). People often complain that God doesn't hear their prayers, especially when God does not respond in the way they would like. But He can hear, all right! "He that planted the...
Great Promises To Those Who - Article
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Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:19). "If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you" (John 15:7). "[He] is able to do exceeding abundantly...
Confident Prayer - Article
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Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... that we have the petitions that we desired of him.” (1 John 5:14-15) This is the classic conditional promise. Confidence in prayer is tied directly to the qualifier: “If we ask anything according to his will. . . .” It is,...
Divine Friendship - Article
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David Woetzel, B.S. - ... a friend that sticketh closer than a brother" (Proverbs 18:24). Who is this friend who adheres to us tighter than those that are joined by blood? Solomon had observed that his father was a man after God's own heart. But he also undoubtedly...
John 14:14: in my name - Study Note
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... in my name. The phrase “in Jesus’ name” is not just a formula with which to conclude our prayers, although that is certainly appropriate. It carries the sense of “as my agent,” thus seeking to do His will. Thus,...
Colossians 1:9: knowledge - Study Note
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... knowledge. “Knowledge” is the same as “science.” The “knowledge of His will” could be considered as the science of God’s will; perhaps one could call this science thelemology (the Greek word for...
Jeremiah 33:3: I will answer thee - Study Note
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... for His people, if they pray according to His will (I John...
John 12:25: shall lose it - Study Note
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... shall lose it. The importance of this principle is indicated by the fact that Christ cites it probably more than any other of His teachings. See also Matthew 10:39; 16:25; Mark 8:35; Luke 9:24; 17:33. In slightly different form, it is also...
Matthew 17:19: Why could not we - Study Note
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... Why could not we. The disciples had previously been empowered to cast out evil spirits from demon-possessed people (Matthew 10:1,8), and presumably had done so. It may be, however, that they had begun to have faith in their own power, rather...
Matthew 10:39: lose it - Study Note
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... lose it. This apparently paradoxical principle was emphasized by the Lord Jesus more often than any other (Matthew 16:25; Mark 8:35; Luke 9:24; 17:33; John 12:25). The same truth is also stressed by Paul (Romans 12:1-2; II Corinthians...
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