Rev 3:20 “If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.”
The bible, both Old and New Testaments, is a covenant God made with us. Thus, you will find that when we fulfill the ‘if’ or its equivalent, then God will fulfil His part of the contract. Heresies are usually doctrines where the ‘if’ is left out.
John 14:23a Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word;...”
We can sing, proclaim, declare and say that we love God. According to God, if we have not kept His word, we do not love Him.
John 15:24a “He who does not love Me does not keep My words;..”
John:15.14-16 “You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.”
‘whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.’
The above is the favourite verse of preachers of prosperity gospel, positive confession, extra grace and other heresies. This promise is given only to Jesus’ friends who have kept His commands.
John 16:23b-24 “Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.”
Similarly, just before our Lord’s crucifixion, He reminded His disciples to keep his word, commandments, teaching, thus fulfilling their part of the contract, His part of the covenant of giving them whatever they ask in His name.
John 14:15-17, 26 “If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever — the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.... But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”
Similarly, we cannot get the anointing of the Spirit of truth to enable us to understand His truth, will, prophecies, teachings, unless we keep His words.
John 16:13-14 “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.”
Brethren, if you have signed a contract and yet without fulfilling the contract of payments, you demand the delivery of the house, then your action is lawlessness and wickedness.
Similarly, all these blind, lawless and wicked Christians blaspheme God’s name by demanding Him to keep His promise of blessing them when they have not kept their part of the contract of loving Him by keeping His word and commands.
Brethren, remember the ‘ifs’, which will guide you to Him or warn you of sufferings, or damnation. Please keep away from all these wrong doctrines and heresies. Keep His word and commandments, and then our loving Father will manifest in you His joy, peace and love. He will also remind you of your needs, the help, miracles, and healing that you have forgotten to ask Him. Amen.