Do We Need to Beg God for His Love?



Question: “Do we need to beg God for His love and healing?  Many believe that God is mad at us and that we need to plead with God to get Him to move on our behalf. Is this true?”



Bible Answers

Often our emotion about a circumstance determines our reality and replace the Word of God.  We become fearful that God does not love us, is angry with us, is not with us, and is not willing to bless us or heal us. We then feel that we need to beg God. But our feelings have no bearing on the Word of God and we do not need to beg, because God loves you more than you can imagine. He is not angry with you, He is always with you, has blessed and healed you, and you will experience these attributes when you receive them, as we will discuss.


God loves us

God loves us because God is love (1 John 4:16).  God loves both those who choose to go to heaven and those who choose to go to hell. We do not need to beg God for His love. God so loves us that He sent His Son to die to save us. …but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8).  


Galatians 5:22-23 says love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,  gentleness and self-control, are in you if you’re born again. It’s in your spirit! Many people want prayer for these attributes, they assumes that it’s God’s fault that they don’t feel them.


The truth is that God has already poured out His love on us. The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us Romans 5:5). You already have God’s love, but you must first realize you have it.


God is not angry with us

Those who have accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior are no longer under God’s wrath because Jesus fully paid the penalty for their sins. Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. (Romans 8:1–2). In short, God is not angry with us, but He is angry about sin.  Being sinless, having repented, God has no reason to be angry with us. Rather, God has chosen to forgiven and forget our sins, and sees us as His Holy beloved children.


For example, you tell your son to stay out of the cookie jar and then catch him taking a cookie.  You do not stop loving him, but you are displeased.  You want him to obey and to grow into a righteous man.  And when he says he is sorry, you are pleased with him.


God never leaves us

Many feel that God has left them, that He is no longer present in their lives, but in reality, God is always with us. We may not be experiencing the manifestation of His joy, peace, love and blessings, but His Word says he is always with us.  We live not by feelings, but by faith in our loving God and His Word.


…lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age (Matthew 28:20).

 

Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you (1 Corinthians 3:16)?


God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5).


God wants to bless us

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ (Ephesians 1:3).  The word “blessing” comes from the Greek word eulogy and it means “pronounced good things upon someone, bless, praise, to bestow a special favor upon.”


God has already blessed us in the heavenly realms with “every” spiritual blessing.  We do not need to ask for God’s blessing, but “thank Him” for His blessings and receive them from the spiritual world into the physical world.


Start thanking the Lord for His blessings.


Blessed are those who hear the word of God and obey it (Luke 11:28).


Blessed are those who keep my ways (Proverbs 8:32). …the generation of the upright will be blessed (Psalm 112:1-2).


…blessed is he who trusts in the Lord (Proverbs 16:20).


God wants us healed

We gain healing, not by begging God, but by believing in God’s Word and receiving what Jesus has already accomplished for us on the cross.


He took up our infirmities and bore our diseases (Mat. 8:17).


I will restore you to health and heal your wounds, declares the Lord (Jer. 30:17).


Beloved, I wish above all things that thou may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers (3 John 1:2).


Most Christians are “fighting to get healed” instead of “fighting because they are healed.”  What is the difference?  Instead of repeatedly trying to get God to heal you, start defending your healing and releasing what Jesus has already provided.


Whether or not we see a physical manifestation of what He has done in the spiritual realm is dependent upon what we believe and how we act, not on what He has done. It’s not up to the Lord to heal us; He’s already healed us, by his wounds you have been healed. (1 Peter 2:24). But He has given His miraculous power to us to receive.


1 Peter 2:24 tells us that Jesus has already healed us. The healing in the spiritual world is waiting for us to receive it through the name of Jesus in the physical world.


Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons (Mat. 10:8).  Notice that this verse does not say to pray for the sick, but to heal the sick, moving in the authority of what Jesus already did.


Death and life are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21).  Rather than doubting the Word of God, move in it. “I speak death to this sickness. I curse it and command it to leave in the name of Jesus Christ. Lord, I release the healing that you have already paid for to flow through my body. God’s healing power is working in me. Thank you Lord for your healing power.”


Summary

We often doubt God when we look at our problems, but when we keep our eyes on Jesus, we are able to receive the promises God has already provided. We need to cast the mountain, the “problem” of sin, doubt, unbelief, and Satan’s fiery darts into the sea.  if you say to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' it will be done (Mat. 21:21). Stop doubting and believe (John 20:27).


Second Peter 1:3 says, According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue.


God has given us all things through knowledge of Him, but many do not have the “knowledge” to receive what God has already provided, so they beg.  We do not have to beg for what God has already given us - His love, His presence, His healing, and His blessings.


Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ (Ephesians 1:3).


Notice it says, “has blessed us”, past tense, He has already done it. You already have all spiritual blessings. Now you need to start moving in these spiritual blessings.


God hates sin, but loves you.  He is not angry with you but loves you.  Stop sinning, repent, draw near to God and He will draw near to you.


Instead of praying “Lord, bless me, heal me, love me, be with me,” praise and bless the Lord. Say, “Thank you Father that you bless me, heal me, love me, and never leave me. Thank You for Your goodness.” Start acknowledging the good things that the Word of God says are yours.  As your faith grows, you will start to receiving.



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