Hope On A Wing And A Prayer?

Leon Fontaine Devoted

He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Romans 8:32 (NKJV)

Many of us have been taught that prayer is presenting our requests and then waiting for God to make a decision.

Is that how salvation works, though? When I gave my life to Jesus Christ and asked Him to come into my heart, did that request go before God for consideration? Was there a vote with the archangels? “We’ve got Leon asking for salvation. How do you guys feel about this one?”

No, God will never refuse anyone choosing to believe on Jesus, because He will never go back on His Word. (See John 3:16.)

Jesus purchased salvation for us and sent Holy Spirit to indwell us, which means God is not taking a vote when the unsaved request salvation. The same also goes for the rest of the package. When the Bible says, “Ask, and it will be given to you” (Matthew 7:7-8), the original language implies that we are to declare it, not plead for it. It’s like asking someone at the table to pass the butter. It’s not asking if they’re willing to pass the butter; it’s simply a way of communicating with the expectation that food will move around the table.

Jesus fully qualified us for every promise. In Him, the answer is always “Yes” and “Amen,” signed, sealed and delivered! (See 2 Corinthians 1:20.) You can believe and declare that His promises are yours!