Re blogged from two years ago. An oldie but goodie
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.
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