I stand in good company with Lord Jesus, St. Peter, and St. Paul because this is their teachings: ask, seek, knock, open the door; save yourselves from this perverse generation, repent and be baptized; God was in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself and has committed to us the ministry of reconciliation, therefore we beg you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God for He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin, so that we'd be made the righteousness of God in Him. Acts 17 and Acts 20 make it abundantly clear that this teaching of repentance and belief on our Lord Jesus was St. Paul's teaching everywhere he went. There is no other way. The Gospel continues the theme from the Old Testament regarding all temporal benefits and all temporal manifestations of the people of God that if you'll do such and such, then He'll pour out this and that and there won't be room enough to receive it. This is the grace of God according to Titus, Philippians, 2Corinthians, and elsewhere where it'll list all of the graces that believers are advancing in and encourage them to advance in additional graces, such as giving and receiving supernaturally by faith. No Mickiel, God is going to do it according to the Scriptures, not your way. You're the one who must repent, believe, seek, ask, knock, open the door, confess, give, receive, and distribute.