“A prayer of an afflicted person who has grown weak and pours out a lament before the Lord. Hear my prayer, Lord; let my cry for help come to you.”
Responsibility for Answered Prayer pt 4
We have been discussing “Who’s responsible for our prayer’s being answered?” Yesterday, I shared a couple of stories of how some people believe their denomination or their church membership qualifies them for healing, blessings or just all around requirement that God answer their prayers.
What we learned is that you cannot earn your way into God’s blessings. Amen!
Ok. We covered that in some instances, it may just be a detriment to your faith to be in a church that is teaching that sort of thing. “If you are part of THIS church, then you are a partaker of the blessing because God blesses this church. If you have a need and you are a member of this church, your need is already met, in Jesus Name.”
Well, first off, like I said, it doesn’t matter WHAT church you belong to. It does not matter to God at all. You can be worshipping in your home, in some cases, better than you can worship corporately. I know that will get the ire up of some denominational pastors…but it’s true.
I find I grow more spiritually when I study the Word myself and worship and pray myself than I ever could in a church setting week after week.
I am not saying NOT to attend church. Not at all. Spiritually weak Christians NEED to go to church. At least they are hearing the Word. But there comes a time when YOU need to take responsibility for YOUR own spiritual well being. YOU need to spend time, ALONE, with God. Amen!
Especially when it comes to having your prayers answered. You do not need to rely on some preacher spouting off unbelief over you! “Well, you never know what God is going to do…” “Well, if it’s God’s will – He will heal you…” and stuff like that.
It is more important for YOU to study the Word of God for yourself. Do not rely on others to prayer FOR you. You can ask someone whom you KNOW is rooted and grounded in the Word (with evidence of having their prayers answered – preferably filled with the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues, too)! But do not let them pray FOR you.
You need them to pray IN AGREEMENT WITH YOU!
And YOU do the praying! Amen!
God is not going to HEAL YOU. God is not going to do ANYTHING for you. It’s already been done! Amen!
Jesus already went to the Cross. Died. Was Buried. And then ROSE from the dead! He defeated sickness, disease, death, hell and the grave!
God has done ALL He is going to do. YOU need to tap into what has already been accomplished and already been provided.
I’ll take it up there tomorrow. Amen!
Yes, I know I left you with a cliff hanger! Come back tomorrow and I’ll explain it!
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