1. Being fussy, finicky, persnickety, about what IS GOD as opposed to the standard churchianity
garbage, and what GOD has actually SAID, again, as opposed to the churchianity garbage.
2. And once convinced of both items in (1) acting with deliberate
trust in GOD and what has God says.
Being up-front with God, not imagining one can fool him, but deliberately, immediately, confessing all sin, stupidities,
shortcomings and deliberately asking him for his guidance and help and blessings.
4. SUPER--IMPORTANT IS THE New Testament Passage -- 1 John 5:14-15:
GOD HAS SHOWN MY HOW TO USE THIS TREMENDOUS PROMISE IN VERSES 14 AND 15 BELOW.
I have used this methodology successfully at
least a dozen times, and at least seven times regarding subjects at this web site.
11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not
the Son of God hath not life.
13 These things have I written
unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God;
ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
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 that we desired of him.
One would think that every bible commentary would START with this STATEMENT -- "We
asked God according to this 1John5:14-15 promise -- and HERE! is GOD'S answer!"
Of course -- WE DO NOT! -- FIND THIS!
TRY ASKING SOME "EXPERT," ABOUT THE 1Jn5 passage -- Pin them down!
When they are done -- you will feel that you should take a scissors an just cut the passage out
of the Bible.
Because, the upshot of their
explanation will be that the passage has ZERO practical value in any real application of 1Jn5:14-15..
Important points regarding 1 John5:14-15:
1. The "WE" in the passage means Christians.
2. The objective one is seeking must be in his "according to his will."
One should be able to determine this from the Bible.
three is the real sticky, tricky point and is the stumbling block for most folks.
If one is asking a question, then "according to his will" means you will embrace his answer
-- in advance -- like it or not!
There is the old saying,
"Don't ask the question, if you can't stand the answer."
For God to make good on this promise, the Christian must decide to "stand the answer,"
in advance, not knowing the answer and the consequences.
You must commit to "get on board" with God -- as a PREREQUISITE! -- to God making
good on this great promise.
For this reason, this promise is "OFF LIMITS" to most professional religious people, because the consequences
could, AND LIKELY WILL, in deed, get them fired FROM THEIR JOBS.
One CANNOT SAY -- God tell me the answer, and
THEN I will decide if I want to embrace your answer -- or not.
GOD WILL NOT HONOR THIS, AND HE WILL NOT MAKE
GOOD ON THE 1JOHN5 PROMISE!
ONE MUST ACCEPT AND BE READY TO EMBRACE GOD'S ANSWER -- IN ADVANCE -- AS PREREQUISITE -- NOT
KNOWING HIS ANSWER -- IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR GOD TO MAKE GOOD ON THIS GREAT PROMISE!
A particularly STUNNING AND MEMORABLE example, to me, concerns a very serious
discrepancy in Psalm 22:16.
"In the Hebrew Masoretic
text, the verse reads: "For dogs have encircled me, an evil congregation surrounded me; like a lion my hands and my
The Lxx translation, however, did not read the Hebrew word .....
"like a lion" but rather .....
dug," and thus they translated the word with the Greek word ..... "they dug" or "they pierced."
We very fussy Bible believer's understand Psalm 22:16 to say, "they pierced my hands and my feet," -- that is -- a clear, stunning, breathtaking,
prophesy from the Old Testament, meticulously fulfilled in Christ's death on the cross by Crucifixion.
So, to find this all cast into serious doubt by this garbled translation, above -- about a lion, set off alarm
bells in me.
So, I went right to God and basis of 1John 5:14-15.
I'm convinced God led me to "google," or "web search" the
thing -- and BINGO-- he led me to Tim Hegg's tremendous article at http://www.torahresource.com/EnglishArticles/Ps22.16.pdf.
I urg the reader to read this article.
The Masoretic text is a reconstructed Hebrew done in the 7th to 10th centuries AD! -- AFTER CHRIST.
The LXX or Septuagent, Greek, Old Testament text is the other text involved. It is the difference between
these two texts that is THE PROBLEM!
Kegg's tremendous article SHOWS the DISCOVERY
of a PRE-CHRISTIAN HEBREW TEXT.
THIS SHOWS THAT THE HEBREW AND GREEK
OLD TESTAMENT TEXTS DO -- BOTH -- SAY, "THEY PIERCED MY HANDS AND MY FEET."
THIS -- STUNNINGLY -- PROVES THAT, INDEED, PSALM 22:16 IS AN AUTHENTIC, SPECIFIC, PROPHESY OF CHRIST'S CRUCIFIXION!
THUS, GOD, SPECTACULARLY MADE GOOD, TO LITTLE OLD ME, ON HIS GREAT PROMISE IN 1 JOHN 5:14-15!!! -- AND
GAVE ME THE ANSWER TO MY QUESTION!!!
YA -- THAT'S RIGHT -- I AM BRAGGING
BIG TIME -- AND AM GOING TO KEEP AT IT!!!
TWO OTHER VERY KEY-POINTS HERE:
AM I TO SERIOUSLY BELIEVE THAT POST - CHRIST, JEWISH TRANSLATORS, WHO REJECT CHRIST AS MESSIAH, CAN BE TRUSTED TO
ACCURATELY TRANSLATE AN OLD TESTAMENT PASSAGE THEY KNOW DARN WELL IS A BREATHTAKING, INTRICATE PROPHESY OF CHRIST'S SPECIFIC
SACRIFICIAL DEATH, BY CRUCIFIXION, ON A ROMAN CROSS???
ALSO -- THE SEVERAL, SUPPOSEDLY
GOOD, COMMENTARIES I HAD -- TOOK THE ATTITUDE --"OH -- WELL" -- GUESS WE ARE AT A DEAD END -- GREEK AND HEBREW TEXTS
HOPELESSLY AT ODDS AND CONFUSED.
THAT'S NOT THE WAY GOD SAW IT -- WHEN
LITTLE OLD ME PIPED UP WITH MY URGENT REQUEST BASED ON GOD'S TREMENDOUS PROMISE IN 1 JOHN 5:14-15!!!
GOD SPRANG INTO ACTION AND MADE GOOD, TO ME, THE ANSWER!
Let me give some examples from my OTHER pages
at this site:
I did NOT
ask God about the wine or grape juice issue at communion.
asked God to greatly deepen and enhance my understanding of Christian Communion.
In that process it became clear that regular wine is the ONLY token that God has ordained to
BE the Virtual Blood of Christ.
So, shortly after this,
I stopped going to the church I was attending, which used grape juice, and started going to one that DID USE wine.
My family did NOT understand. Rather than try to force them to go with me, I left them
to attend the former church.
Point here is that "asking
according to his will," meant I had to follow through. THIS IS PREREQUISITE, TO GOD MAKING
Obviously, any staff, clergy, or others whose commitment
is to a church, rather than to the Lord, would loose their jobs, were they to do what I did.
A second answer to prayer, "asking according to his will" was in response to my general
question on human gender.
In this case, it became apparent,
as God gave me his answer, that God is in fact, a straight male, and that THIS
defines manhood, who alone, and for this reason, IS -- THE IMAGE of God.
Womanhood, is, rather, and of critical importance to
God -- is the compliment to God's masculine being and also to that of men, particularly her husband.
This is critical in showing that God is, in his very essence
-- a STRAIGHT MALE.
Obviously this viewpoint
would get almost any staff member, preacher, etc., fired from any modern church position.
This is why I said
that this promise in 1Jn5 is "off limits" to professional religious people.
There is the old saying, "Don't ask the question,
if you can't stand the answer."
In my question to God about Mormonism -- I said to God, "That
Mormon guy found his Bible verses as fast as I found mine, and for every nifty argument I had, he had one just as nifty --
how do I know he's not right and I'm the one that's wrong?"
I realised in asking God, I had to be willing to become a Mormon, were God's answer to
go that way.
I wanted to make sure with
It did not need to become a Mormon --
see my web page.
But, again, my willingness to "get
on board with God," -- thus "asking according to his will," was prerequisite to God's fulfillment of
A CHRISTIAN WHO WILL LEARN TO
USE THIS PROMISE WILL FIND THE COMFORT AND SATISFACTION OF A PERSONAL WALK WITH GOD!
There is a field of study, or discipline called LOGIC.
An "IF-THEN" argument, is the simplest of logical statements.
This is what 1John5:14-15 -- IS! --
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 that we desired of him.
IF THE CHRISTIAN WILL DO THE "IF" PART, GOD PLEDGES THAT HE WILL DO
THE "THEN" PART.
ALL I HAVE
TO DO IS THE "ASK ACCORDING TO HIS WILL" PART.
THEN THE BALL GOES OVER THE NET INTO GOD'S COURT, AND HE DOES THE "WE HAVE THE PETITIONS
THAT WE DESIRED OF HIM," PART.
DO NOT NEED A SHINY HALO, A SPECIAL ORDINATION, A DEGREE, GOOD LOOKS, LOTS OF BRAINS, OR EDUCATION.
MY "BRAGGING," MY PERSONAL TESTIMONY IS THAT GOD SHOWED "LITTLE OLD
ME!" HOW TO USE THIS GREAT PROMISE.
IS THE SOURCE OF MOST OF THE INFORMATION AND POSITIONS I HAVE IN ARTICLES AT THIS WEB SITE!
GOD DOES INDEED WANT MY HALO SHINY, AND AS A GOOD AND LOVING FATHER IS WORKING WITH
-- rather IN, ME.
I may brag a bit further in several
I have heard so many bible experts
immediately head for their commentaries when faced with a question.
I DO NOT -- DO THAT!!! -- I immediately go to God on the basis of 1 Jn5:14-15!!!
God has repeatedly guided my thinking, mostly in the Bible, to THE -- ANSWER!
One last brag -- this promise ONLY WORKS FOR CHRISTIANS!
God's actions in, repeatedly, making good, to ME!, on this promise, CONFIRMS
IN THE MOST
WONDERFUL AND REASSURING WAY,
THAT I REALLY DO INDEED BELONG TO HIM!!!
I'm his kid!!!