Is “Name It And Claim It” Right Theology?

Years ago, there was a phrase that was being used to refer to the practice of someone praying for something and believing God to give it to them. It was called, “name and claim it.”
“Name it and claim it” meant that a person could name something they wanted and they could take it God in prayer and God would give it to them. John 15:7 appears to say the same thing. Jesus said, “But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted!”
But, does that verse mean that we can name it and claim it? No it doesn’t. Jesus wasn’t giving us a blank check in this verse. Look at what Jesus says; “But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for whatever you want…” The whole verse rests on our remaining in the Lord. Jesus says “if you remain in me and my words remain in you.” If we remain in the Lord, we are going to want whatever God wants. We aren’t going to be interested in “naming and claiming” a big-screen TV or a car or a house. We are going to be interested in doing God’s will… period.
When we get to the point that we have a close walk with the Lord, we will want to honor God in all we do. So, when we get to that point, sure, we can ask whatever we want and God will grant it because we want what God wants.
Today, may your walk with the Lord be close enough that you want what God wants in your life.

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