Click here to return to Home Page Ixtheus Christian Devotionals

Obedience, Faith, Fruit, and Answered Prayers

In reply Jesus said to the disciples,
 "If you only have faith in God-- {23} this is the absolute truth--
you can say to this Mount of Olives,
 'Rise up and fall into the Mediterranean,'
 and your command will be obeyed. 
All that's required is that you really believe and have no doubt!

 {24} Listen to me! You can pray for anything, 
and if you believe, you have it; it's yours! 

{25} But when you are praying, 
first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, 
so that your Father in heaven will forgive you your sins too." 
  Mark 11:22-25 (TLB) 


As Jesus was leaving her home,
 two blind men followed along behind, shouting,
 "O Son of King David, have mercy on us." 

{28} They went right into the house where he was staying, 
and Jesus asked them, "Do you believe I can make you see?" 
"Yes, Lord," they told him, "we do." 
{29} Then he touched their eyes and said, 
"Because of your faith it will happen." 
{30} And suddenly they could see! 

Jesus sternly warned them not to tell anyone about it, 
{31} but instead they spread his fame all over the town.
 Mat 9:27-31 (TLB) 


"And now about prayer.
 When you pray, don't be like the hypocrites 
who pretend piety by praying publicly on street corners 
and in the synagogues where everyone can see them. 
Truly, that is all the reward they will ever get. 

{6} But when you pray, go away by yourself, all alone,
 and shut the door behind you and pray to your Father secretly, 
and your Father, who knows your secrets, will reward you.

 {7} "Don't recite the same prayer over and over as the heathen do, 
who think prayers are answered only by repeating them again and again.
 {8} "Remember, your Father knows exactly what you need 
even before you ask him!
Mat 6:5-8 (TLB) 


"I also tell you this-
-if two of you agree down here on earth concerning anything you ask for, 
my Father in heaven will do it for you. 
{20} For where two or three gather together because they are mine,
 I will be right there among them."
Mat 18:19-20 (TLB) 


And so it is with prayer--
keep on asking and you will keep on getting; 
keep on looking and you will keep on finding;
 knock and the door will be opened.

 {10} Everyone who asks, receives; all who seek, find; 
and the door is opened to everyone who knocks.
Luke 11:9-10 (TLB) 


"In solemn truth I tell you, 
anyone believing in me shall do the same miracles I have done, 
and even greater ones, because I am going to be with the Father. 

{13} You can ask him for anything, using my name, and I will do it, 
for this will bring praise to the Father 
because of what I, the Son, will do for you. 
{14} Yes, ask anything, using my name, and I will do it!
John 14:12-14 (TLB) 

Take care to live in me, and let me live in you. 
For a branch can't produce fruit when severed from the vine.
 Nor can you be fruitful apart from me. 

{5} "Yes, I am the Vine; you are the branches. 
Whoever lives in me and I in him shall produce a large crop of fruit.
 For apart from me you can't do a thing.

 {6} If anyone separates from me,
 he is thrown away like a useless branch, withers, 
and is gathered into a pile with all the others and burned. 

{7} But if you stay in me and obey my commands,
 you may ask any request you like, and it will be granted! 

{8} My true disciples produce bountiful harvests.
 This brings great glory to my Father.
John 15:4-8 (TLB) 


I no longer call you slaves,
 for a master doesn't confide in his slaves;
 now you are my friends, 
proved by the fact that I have told you everything the Father told me.

 {16} "You didn't choose me! I chose you! 
I appointed you to go and produce lovely fruit always,
 so that no matter what you ask for from the Father, using my name, 
He will give it to you.
John 15:15-16 (TLB) 


At that time you won't need to ask me for anything, 
for you can go directly to the Father and ask him,
 and he will give you what you ask for because you use my name.

 {24} You haven't tried this before, (but begin now).
 Ask, using my name, and you will receive,
 and your cup of joy will overflow. 

{25} "I have spoken of these matters very guardedly,
 but the time will come when this will not be necessary 
and I will tell you plainly all about the Father. 

{26} Then you will present your petitions over my signature! 
And I won't need to ask the Father to grant you these requests,
 {27} for the Father himself loves you dearly 
because you love me and believe that I came from the Father.
John 16:23-27 (TLB) 


(but not necessarily  free of COST)
feel free to redistribute these materials to whomever you want...
be careful to observe copyright information where appropriate...
for questions, comments, help or suggestions, or subscriptions, contact us at

Request a free copy of my evangelistic presentation:
"The God Who is Really There"

Visit my evangelistic presentation at...

God Bless bob.......<><

If you have comments or questions, email me at

Return To Home Page


free web stats