Asking and Receiving is a Charistmatic Gift


John 5: 14  And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:

15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions ( REQUESTS EFFECTS/ OR THE RESULTS OF OUR REQUESTS) that we desired of him.

Verse 14 uses the word parrhesia for “confidence” which is defined as “every kind of speech or speaking.” Parrhesia is fearless confidence, frankness, plainness and transparency in word and deed arising in a person who is free and liberated in Christ. One can only be fearlessly confident in the Lord when they know who they are in Christ, and are free from hurt, and bondage, and offense. The fearless confidence is the Person of Christ expressing Himself in unabashed power through a vessel who in unshackled and unhindered and unoffended.

In verse 14 John talks about our parrhesia in obtaining from the Lord what we ask of Him.

Verse 14 further tells us that this parrhesia comes by our asking in accordance to God’s will which in turns comes out of the voice of God’s spirit or His rhema word

Verse 15 is such a powerful scripture…it just blew me away as I was reading it!

“And if we know that he hear us.” The word for know is “oida” which is “instinctual or gut feeling knowledge.”

This is knowledge when we know, that we know, that we know. I don’t have to go to school to know that a girl’s dress is red. This is “oida”.

Oida, in verse 15, is in the perfect tense. The perfect tense is a completed action in the past, such as something which occurred yesterday, with the effect of the results still real today, and forever.

If we ask anything according to God’s will and instinctively know that He has heard you as a done deal, which should always be the case when we ask for something according to the will of God,…… we know that we have the petitions ( REQUESTS EFFECTS/ OR THE COMPLETED RESULTS OF OUR REQUESTS) that we desired of him.

I must give full credit to the interlinear translator @ “Srcipture4all.org”; an amazing free interlinear that you can download,…. for how accurately he translates this scripture.

The word “petitions” in verse 15 is the Strong’s word # 155 “aitema” It is only found 3 times in the NT. This translator soooooo correctly “translates” petitions as “ request effects”. I can also further define it as the “tangible, completed and answered effects or results of our requests to God.”.

Lets further explain this, by the work of this same translator in 1 Cor 12. This is how he translates verse 4 and 6.

1 Cor 12:4 Now there are diversities of gifts, ( grace effects or results) but the same Spirit.
6 And there are diversities of operations ( energy effects or results), but it is the same God which worketh all in all.

When a believer is ministering in the Spirit of God, everything occurs by his faith and the superhuman labor of God, which is also defined as grace.

1 Cor15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

1 Cor 12:4 Now there are diversities of gifts (grace effects or results)….

The word gifts is the word charisma or charismatic gift.

Charisma comes from the word charis which is the word grace. Grace, as we learned, is the superhuman labor of God within the believer.

The nine charismatic gifts are the effect or tangible results of nine fold labors of God in us.

God makes Himself not just responsible to execute a charismatic gift through us, He likewise will bring the effect, or the tangible, manifested completed result of the ministry produced by that gift to our five senses. This is the word “operations” found in verse 6.

6 And there are diversities of operations ( energy effects or results), but it is the same God which worketh all in all.

Operations, is the word energamaton, or the manifested results or energies or what has been energized.

Verse six is a promise to us that what God has labored IN US through charismatic gifts will be energized OUT THROUGH US, as a tangible manifested completed results to our five senses and our inhabited world.

This energy working through us is the very same energy which raised Christ from the dead.

Eph 1:20 Which he wrought (ENERGIZED) in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places.

This is the type of accomplished results which we get by faith. As a matter of fact, everything in God’s kingdom works as gifts and operations through us.

Effects of God grace IN US ( charismatic gifts); effects of God’s completed work by those gifts (operations) now energized OUT OF US. Both things happen automatically by faith in every ministry situation.

1 John 5:14 ¶ And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions ( REQUESTS EFFECTS/ OR THE RESULTS OF OUR REQUESTS) that we desired of him.

The revelation that I got out of 1John is that when we ask according to the will of God and have the faith to know that God’s ears are opened to what we have requested, the asking and receiving is charismatic . It all happens seamlessly and effortlessly by God’s grace and our faith to receive.

The asking is a CHARISMATIC GIFT and the receiving is an OPERATION..

When we ask in accordance with God’s will, we must receive that He has heard it. Asking in accordance to God’s will is asking by the rhema word which is given to you by His superhuman labor. The rhema word, is indeed a charismatic gift, or the result or the effect of God’s will being made known to your spirit.

God will then take the responsibility to answer your prayer as an operation or the manifested result of your request.

Hence the writer correctly translates petitions as a request effect or the result or answer to your request, not by your effort, but brought effortlessly to you by faith and the grace of God, by the process of gifts and operations. Glory!

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