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Get Answers

Dan Augsburger

Ask! (Matt. 7:7,8)

“It is a part of God’s plan to grant us, in answer to the prayer of faith, that which He would not bestow did we not thus ask. {GC 525.2} “Prayer has been made the means of obtaining blessings that would not otherwise be received.” {ST, August 14, 1884 par. 1}

Ask In Jesus Name (John 16:23,24 )

“He explained that the secret of their success would be in asking for strength and grace in His name. He would be present before the Father to make request for them. The prayer of the humble (petitioner) He presents as His own desire in that soul’s behalf.” {DA 667.3} Believe! (Mark 11:24)

“Prayer is heaven’s ordained means of success in the conflict with sin and the development of Christian character. The divine influences that come in answer to the prayer of faith will accomplish in the soul of the suppliant all for which he pleads. For the pardon of sin, for the Holy Spirit, for a Christlike temper, for wisdom and strength to do His work, for any gift He has promised, we may ask; and the promise is, “Ye shall receive.” {AA 564.1}

Pray According to God’s Will (1 John 5:14,15)

“Christ… makes it plain that our asking must be according to God’s will; we must ask for the things that He has promised, and whatever we receive must be used in doing His will. The conditions met, the promise is unequivocal.” {Ed 257.7} Comply With God’s Conditions! (John 9:31) “If (we) have complied with the conditions upon which these promises are based, God’s word is pledged that He will do for (us) more than (we) ask.” {GW92 423.3} Persist (Luke 11:5-9)

“Unwearyingly persist in prayer. God does not say, Pray once, and I will answer you. His word is pray, be instant in prayer, believing ye have the things ye ask, and ye shall receive them; I will answer you. {GH, May 28, 1902 par. 7} Praise (Php 4:6)

“Let us educate our tongues to speak forth his praise … at all times.” {YI, January 10, 1901 par. 2}

Remove What Hinders Answers (Isa. 59:1,2)

“If we regard iniquity in our hearts, if we cling to any known sin, the Lord will not hear us; but the prayer of the penitent, contrite soul is always accepted. When all known wrongs are righted, we may believe that God will answer our petitions.” {SC 95.3} 2

What hindered according to David?

Ps. 66:18 ___________________________________ (Also note Prov. 28:9; 1 John 3:22; James 5:16) 

What hindered in Isaiah’s day?

Isa. 1:4,23 (18)* ___________________________________ 58:3b,4 ___________________________________ 6,7 (8,9) ___________________________________ 13 (14) ___________________________________ (Note the promise in Isa. 58:8)

What hindered in Micah’s day? 

Micah 3:4,11 ___________________________________ (Also note Jer. 5:30,31; 2 Chron. 36:15,16) 

What hindered in Zechariah’s day?

Zech. 7:10,11-13 ___________________________________ 

What hindered in Malachi’s day?

Mal. 1:6b-8 ___________________________________ Mal. 2:13,14 ___________________________________ Mal. 3:7b-10 ___________________________________ 

What hindered in Haggai’s day?

Haggai 1:2-4 ___________________________________ 

What hinders according to Jesus?

Matt. 5:23,24 ___________________________________ Mark 11:25,25 ___________________________________ (Also note John 17:21; Col. 4:13; Ps. 133:1-3; Rom. 12:10) 

“One great reason why our brethren and sisters have no more confidence toward God in prayer is, that nearly all neglect to follow the words of Jesus in preserving harmony between brethren. They allow various wrongs to exist … while these differences exist, God neither hears nor answers their prayers….”{RH, April 15, 1880 par.9] 

What could hinder according to Peter?

1 Pet. 3:7 ___________________________________ (Also note Eph. 5:25; Eph. 5:22; Eph. 6:1) *Promise in parentheses.

Handout developed for the final segment—#11—for the Revival Now! Seminar series by Dan Augsburger