Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:04 AM
Jesus said if you abide in Him, and His words abide in you, then you shall ask and receive from the Father. You see, there's a condition. I VERY much doubt Jesus words abided in this couple, Jesus words don't abide in most pastors and priests. (And I don't know if the couple abide Him. If they received Jesus into their heart, then they are in Him)
So let's remember what Jesus said, not just being a hearer of the word, deceiving ourselves. Most people just hear what Jesus said, and when things don't happen, they say this stuff doesn't work. He said you must be a doer of the word. With all that said (in response to some of what has been said in this thread about what Jesus said concerning asking and receiving), this couple should have taken their child to the doctor. Of course!!!! Very few, if much of anyone, walks completely like Jesus walked. And Christians shouldn't be arrogant here and lofty, Jesus provided for His disciples with the things they needed. When the disciples were hungry, he let them go through the grain field on the Sabbath to get something to eat. Picking grain is a very pratical way of resolving the problem of hunger. If Jesus did this very pratical thing, we should do the pratical things as well. Yes, I believe in God's power to heal, and all the power of God is in Jesus.