This meme should be an eye-opener for those who believe that "prayer" will solve everything. YES, we are to pray without ceasing (1 Thess 5:16-18), but there is a specific way to pray properly, and it does not include praying in a way that suggests ADONAI is your personal servant or "fairy godfather" granting your every wish. There is SO much more to "prayer"; most of it depending upon each individual being wholehearted and obedient to YHWH's Divine Instructions...
EXAMPLE: Myriads have been busy been praying for the healing of our nation.
No one ever asks, WHY God should pay attention to that request, when (1) Scripture tells us that these things MUST happen before Yeshua's return; and (2) most of the nation consists of willfully ungodly people ... atheists, agnostics, satanists, witches, Yeshua haters, Torah haters, and the multitudes of "lukewarm" pretending to be religious and holy, while committing all kinds of secret sins; and purposely ignoring God's "forever commands" as provided in Torah.
Furthermore, why should God heed the prayers of a nation that kicked Him out of all schools and government buildings, etc., back in 1962? We've been receiving fires, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, and diseases of all kinds BECAUSE we're in a fallen world where disobedience and decadence has reigned since the very beginning!
As shown in the meme below, prayers of Torah-less "believers" are an abomination! Regardless, these things MUST happen:
Matthew 24:5-7 - You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. (CJB)
2 Timothy 3: 1-2 - But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy.... (CJB)
Mark 13:7. But when you hear of wars and rumors of revolutions, do not have fear. This is bound to happen, but is yet not the end. 8. For nation will arise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be earthquakes in various places. And there will be famine and uprisings. These things are the beginning of sorrows. (AENT)
Jeremiah 51:7 Babel was a golden cup in the hand of YHWH, making drunk all the earth. The nations drank her wine, that is why the nations went mad! (ISR)
Zephaniah 1:18 - Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of YHWH. And by the fire of His jealousy all the earth shall be consumed, for He makes a sudden end of all those who dwell in the earth. (ISR)
All this wouldn't be happening if Adam and Eve hadn't sinned. But since they did, and WE continue to disobey and disappoint our Creator, YHWH and His Divine Messiah, Yeshua, we are stuck with the consequences. We are reaping what we sowed (Galatians 6:7-9).
If everyone was a Torah obedient believer, there would be NO murders, racism, adultery, divorce, fighting, coveting, cheating, lying, hatred among brethren, or stealing, rioting or looting, etc Our governments would all run smoothly, and we would surely have taken better care of the ecology and our environment.
But, we haven't, and so here we are.
Anyway, here's how we are to pray, according to Scripture:
Matthew 6: 7. And when you pray, you should not be chatterers like the pagans, for they hope that by many words they will be heard. 8. Therefore, do not imitate them for your Father knows what need you have before you ask Him.
9. Therefore, you pray like this: Our Father in heaven. Hallowed be thy name. 10. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done. As in heaven so on earth. 11 Give us the bread of our need this day. 12. And forgive us our offenses as we also have forgiven those who have offended us. 13. And not bring us into trial, but deliver us from the evil one, for Yours is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. (AENT)
 Prayer is a dialogue with Heaven, not a monologue. Y’shua’s teaching stands as the demarcation between relationship with YHWH rather than a religion about Him. Prayer is meant to establish and maintain an intimate relationship, and accountability between each individual and YHWH.
 Heavens always come before the earth in terms of the creation order, importance and having heaven’s laws rule on earth (Job 38:31-33).
 YHWH does not lead His people into “temptation”, but He does test and prove them. Deut. 13:3; Job 1:7-12; James 1:14.
LUKE SAYS IT THIS WAY:
Luke 11: 2. Y’shua said to them, This is how you will pray: Our Father in heaven hallowed be your name. Your Kingdom come, your will be done on earth as so in heaven. 3. Give us the bread of our everyday need. 4. And forgive us our sins for we also forgive all who have offended us. And lead us not into trial but save us from the evil one. (AENT)
BOTTOM LINE: Pray without ceasing, but make sure you're praying the right way. Ask YHWH to open the spiritual eyes of all those He knows ARE or WILL be His so they can become who they need to be in HIM; and learning to become good citizens of the Kingdom, and then teaching others to do the same.
Our land can only be healed when everyone is on the "same sheet of music," doing things according to ADONAI's commands.
On occasions I've done my best to explain biblical guidelines regarding areas such as marriage and fashion trends (especially tattoos) The people I am talking to just balk and act like it's not important (they aren't believers in YHHW, Y'shua and Torah). By the way, I like how you added information on the "Letters and Opinion" page regarding tattoos. I hope plenty of people read that.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Kevin! You're an angel for trying to "get through" to people. That's really all you can do, besides saying a little prayer for their spiritual eyes to be opened. Keep up the good work, brother!Delete