For seven days I will be posting that which I believe God is saying in this time. Through prayer God has revealed several things in which I will share. The other day I was watching Billy Graham on TBN and I remembered when I was a child and his crusades would come on primetime television. Then I thought about how much the world has changed and how many fight against the very thought of the gospel of Jesus Christ being spread. Our nation which stood on, “In God we trust”, have seemed to move far away from God. We as a nation are in serious trouble as many have seemed to forgotten about God and followed their own ways. As with the Children of Israel whom God delivered out of Egypt would follow God one day and then turn away from him the next. By doing so they would eventually bring judgment on themselves. God is calling those who have turned from him to return. Now is not the time to straddle between the fence. You are either on the Lord’s side or not. You will have to choose which side you are on. We are approaching the holy days, the appointed feasts and times of God. We are approaching the end of the Shemitah (Sept 13), approaching the year of jubilee, the Jewish new year (Sept 14), day of atonement (Sept 23), the last blood moon (Sept 27) that is apart of the tetrad that fell on feast days. God is and has been speaking. God wants the heart. In 2 Chronicles 7:12-14 Then the Lord appeared to Solomon by night and said to him, “I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a house of sacrifice. When I shut up heaven and there is no rain or command the locust to devour the land or send pestilence among my people, if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and TURN from their wicked ways then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
It’s been a while since I have posted due to some hindrance. But nevertheless through prayer, I’m back!! In June or July of this year God gave me this personally for me. However, I have heard this exact message twice by others and knew that others would benefit from it as well. Enjoy..
Mark 11:24 says I tell you, you can pray for anything and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours. But most times people say, “Well I’ve prayed and it didn’t happen.” Some people say prayer does not work. One must come to understand in a relationship with God that he is first and foremost our Father. If we look at it in a physical sense, we have fathers, mothers and children. Children ask their father or parent for things all the time. Food when they are passing by McDonalds. New clothes or shoes when they see their friends wearing it. Teenagers asking to go hang out with friends or to a hang out at a place. When raising children, there is not a day that a child does not ask for something.
But even though they ask, beg and plead, do they really get what they want? Do their parent give into their demands? Sometimes, yes and sometimes, no. Parents are placed in authority over their children to provide those things they need spiritually and physically. It is completely up to the parent to make the decision based on the request of the child. 1 Corinthians 10:23 says all things are lawful for me but not all things are helpful, all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify. So basically, are the things asked for in their best interest, useful, productive, beneficial, glorifying, uplifting or elevating? Are we asking God for things because we see someone else with it? Are we praying for a relationship to be saved so that you won’t be lonely when God never meant for you to get involved with that person?
Ask yourself, what am I praying for and could it be that God does not see fit for that in my life or at this time? James 4:3 says you ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures. Amiss means out of order. Is what we are asking in the will of God and a part of his plan for your life? As our father, God is our provider, protector, etc. It is his job as a loving father to provide the things we need that will bring him glory, that is in your interest, beneficial, useful, productive, etc. God will either say yes if it is in order, in his will and beneficial. He will say be patient if he knows he want you to have what you asked for but you aren’t ready for it (wrong timing).
He will say, “No,” to save us from destruction and ourselves. But if we persist on having our way even when he says no or not now, we will experience adverse situations due to rebellion. You may be saying, “Do God really not answer some of our prayers?” Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:8 said, I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for strength is made perfect in weakness.” Jesus prayed three times in the Garden of Gethsemane. He said in Matthew 26:39, “O My Father, if it possible, let this cup pass from me, nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.” Verse 42 says, again, a second time, he went away and prayed, saying, “O my Father, if this cup cannot pass away from me unless I drink it, your will be done.” Verse 44 says, so he left them, went away again, and prayed the third time saying the same words.
So from this we can see that God’ answer to Jesus was no. Why? Because Jesus dying on the cross was beneficial, edifying, elevating, uplifting and in the best interest for Man kind. God was thinking about our future. God knows what’s best. Proverbs 19:21 says there are many plans in a man’s heart, nevertheless it is the Lord’s counsel that will stand.
A mother’s tears never runs dry
Sowing tears to reap everlasting joy
Flowing from the depths of her soul
She cries out to the Lord for her child
The prayers and petitions continue to flow to reach the throne room floor
Asking God to release some more
peace, love and self control
Oh lord! Help me with this child you entrusted to me
Only you can give grace and strength to thee
A mother who strives to be the best she can be even if her son is unable to see the sacrifices put forth to get him where God wants him to be.
Open my child’s eyes and return their heart to thee
And make our relationship one that is complete