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  1. Father in the name of Jesus I ask that your word goes out like a two-edged sword , piercing the spirit , soul , joint's, and marrow. I pray that those seeking answered prayers find the answer in you, Amen and Amen. Why is it so important that we pray ? Because we are commanded to pray (Matt. 26:41). It's the only way to receive things from GOD (James 4:2). There is joy in praying (John 16:24). It's a sin not to pray (Sam. 12:23). It's the only way that unbeliever's can be saved, when they pray in faith (John 3: 1-21) ,and while Jesus was here on the earth He prayed often to the Father. Now if Jesus, the Son of God, needed to pray, then we should pray without ceasing ( 1 Thess. 5: 17). Now when the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray (Luke 11: 1), our Lord gave them the perfect "model" prayer (Matt. 6: 9-15). He explained that we are to pray to our Father in Heaven, that His will be done in everything, and that His Kingdom comes (Matt.25: 31-46), and that we pray for our daily necessities, and to pray for forgiveness of our sins, and to practice forgiving others. We are to pray for the leading of the Lord and deliverance from evil, and we are to pray in faith (Heb.11: 5,6) ,and in the name of Jesus (John 14: 13,14). Now, after the resurrection of Jesus there was a big change in the prayer life of the disciples. They prayed in the upper room waiting for the coming of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1: 13,14). We should always pray when gathered with believers. If there are any unbelievers present, we are to pray only to please God and not to be heard by them, or to please them. A good example of this would be when Paul and Silas prayed in prison (Acts 16:25). The most important place we can pray would be anywhere we can be alone with God and not be disturbed (Matt. 6:6). It is a great joy to know that we can talk to God, anytime, any place, under any condition, and know that He will hear and answer. Now, What if God doesn't answer? Then we need to examine ourselves in the light of God's word and if we find anything not pleasing to God then we are to confess it believing God forgives us so that our prayers will be answered (1 John 1:9). Some other Biblical examples of why prayers aren't answered are; an unharmonious relationship between a husband and wife (1 Peter 3: 1-7), selfishness (James 4:3), an unforgiving spirit (Matt. 5: 22-24). Also, many people go with unanswered prayer because they have wronged other's or have been wronged themselves and failed to humble themselves and seek reconciliation. Another example is unbelief (James 1: 6,7 and Heb.11:6). Known sin in the heart will hinder prayer (Isa.59:1,2 and Psalm 66:18). When we pray we are to go to God with all humility and ask Him to reveal anything in our lives that is not pleasing to Him. Then we should judge it, confess it, calling it by name and forsake it. Some might wonder does God answer all prayers. The Bible is filled with answered prayer from Genesis to Revelation , but there are some requirements. First we are to abide in Him; that is to continue in Him or remain in the Lord's will at all cost (Romans 12:1,2). Second, the Lord's word (Bible) is to abide in us so that it is a vital part of our lives. We are to be filled with and guided by His word's so that our prayers will be answered (Col. 3: 16,17). One other example would be when Peter walked on the water (Matt. 14: 22-31). Peter prayed Lord save me. The answer was immediate. The answer could be delayed. As when Lazarus died then was raised to life (John 11: 1-44). The answer was delayed, but not denied. The answer could be no. When God answers with a no He accompanies the answer with peace (Phil. 4:6,7 and 2 Cor. 12: 7-10). Sometimes the answer is different from what we expected. Such as we pray for patience and God sends tribulation (Rom. 5:3). God answers all our prayers, but not according to our want's, but according to His perfect will. Father in Jesus name I ask that if there is anyone reading this that doesn't know Jesus Christ as there Lord and Savior, that you repeat this prayer or one similar to it. Lord Jesus I thank you for dying on the cross for my sins and for rising on the third day. I repent of all my sins and accept you as the Lord and Savior of my life. Amen and Amen
  2. Father GOD in the name of Jesus, I ask that those seeking answer's to prayer's find the answer in you .As your word goes out I pray that all will learn to ask,seek, and knock in Jesus name Amen and Amen. Prayer springs from the heart with a need greater than our understanding. It's our acknowledgement of a supreme being higher than ourselves, known as GOD. Most people try to pray but, sometimes have difficulty in many different areas. There's basically only two kinds of prayer, those that reach GOD and those that don't. One example of this would be the parable of the Pharisee and the Publican. (Luke 18:9-14). Here we see the Pharisee praying in his religious pride, expecting GOD to answer because he thought he was worthy. He told GOD about his goodness, how he was better than others, and about he fasted and how much he gave of himself. I think we all can agree that this is the kind of prayer that doesn't reach GOD. Now, when the Publican came to pray, He prayed with great humility, and aware of his unworthiness, by asking GOD for his mercy (Psalm 57:10). I think we can agree that this kind of prayer does reach GOD. Prayer is asking and receiving (Matt. 7:7-11). When we know the will of GOD regarding a need, whether it be spiritual or material we can ask and receive. This is prayer according to the will of GOD (1 John 5:14,15). Prayer is also seeking and finding. When we don't know the will of God regarding a need, then we are to seek his will until we find it. This is prayer for an understanding of the unrevealed will of GOD in a particular need (Col. 3:1) and (Jer. 29:12,13). Prayer is also knocking and opening. When we do no the will of GOD, and yet we find a closed door, then we are to knock and keep on knocking until GOD opens the door. Sadly, this is where some of us give up because it requires tenacious prayer. That's prayer for the impossible to become possible, miracle working prayer. (Matt. 17:14-21). Remember our Lord instruct's us to ask, seek, and knock because these three word's cover the whole spectrum of prayer. Father in the name of Jesus. I ask that if there is anyone reading this that doesn't know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, that you repeat this prayer or one similar to it. Lord Jesus I thank you for dying on the cross for my sin's and rising again where you now sit on the right hand of GOD. I repent of all my sin's and accept you as the Lord and Savior of my life. Amen and Amen
  3. Father in the name of Jesus , I pray that as your word goes out that you help all those who suffer from worry, Amen and Amen. In the 64 years of my life one thing became very clear to me. Most of the things I worried about never came true. I discovered that worry is something in which we can't have our own way , and is in reality a personal distrust of the Lord. Worry is unbelief and faith in fear. It believes that God can't take care of us, because if we believed, then we wouldn't be worried. We are commanded by Jesus not to worry (Matt. 6:25-34). The Lord made us to live a worry free life. He created us to live without tension, turmoil, stress, and strife. To live a life filled with the power to overcome the world, the flesh, and the devil. How? By casting all your care upon him, because he cares for you (1 Peter 5:7). Jesus said, I'm the ever present friend in the time of trouble. I'm greater than the crisis you are going through. I'm greater than the mountains you are climbing, and the giant's you are fighting. I make a way where there seems to be know way. I am the God of all hope, call upon me, and I will show you great and mighty things, that you know not. Actually, Jesus has already solved the problem before we even knew the problem existed. It takes great faith to believe in something that works once in awhile, but it doesn't take great faith to believe in a God who has never failed anyone, EVER. (Rom.8:31; Heb.13:5; Psalm 37:25; Proverbs 6:31;)
  4. My brothers and Sister's, You are living beneath your privilege if you are a believer and not enjoying life. For life to be enjoyed it must have a resource. That resource is Jesus Christ (John 14:6). To have this kind of life the believer must abide in Jesus (John 15:1-5).This kind of living is not for just a few, it is God's norm for ALL believers. If you do not have this abundant life in you, you will soon yield to the carnal life around you (1 Cor.3:1-4). This abundant life is Holy Spirit controlled. How to obtain this abundant life is no secret, it is revealed in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Faith that saves identifies you with Christ in His death-this is eternal life (Rom 6:10) Faith that yields identifies you with Christ in His resurrection-this is abundant life (Col.3:1-4). It is one thing to live in Christ (2Cor.5:17), it is another thing for Christ to live His life through you (Col.1:27).The abundant life begins when you yield to Him as Master, allowing Him to live His life through you by faith. You are to ,present. This is volitional surrender to the perfect will of God, even though you don't know God's perfect will for your life; it is on your part, an act of faith( John 7:17). God must control and use the whole man because your whole man was redeemed on the cross and sanctified for service(1 Thess.5:23). We have been changed by the power of God and no longer conformed to this world. We are to be separated unto the gospel of God, we are to come out from anything that is contrary to the perfect will of God (2 Cor.6:17). God the Father has the power to separate the believer unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thess.5:23).The Holy Spirit indwells every believer(1 Cor.6:19), but does the Holy Spirit have you, that He may fill you with the abundant life? Be filled with the Spirit is a command (Eph.5:18). You may be filled many times (Acts 2:4 and Acts 4:31). To be filled with the Holy Spirit is to be Spirit-led, Spirit-empowered, and Spirit-controlled (Acts 8:26-40). You are filled with the Spirit that you may have joy (Eph.5:19-20).Filled with the Spirit for service (Acts 6:3), Filled with the Spirit for power to witness (Acts 1:8 and Acts 2:4-7), Filled with the Spirit for the hour of persecution (Acts 7:54-60), Filled with the Spirit that you may walk in the Spirit (Gal.5:16-26), and we are filled with the Spirit that we may be led by the Spirit (Rom.8:14). To live life abundantly we have to be regenerated or recharged (Titus 3:5). How do we get regenerated or recharged? First, we must ask Him to regenerate us, second we must desire Him to regenerate us, and third we must believe that He regenerates us (John 7:37-38 and John 4:14). Father in the name of Jesus, I ask that You breathe on your message. I ask that You touch those who the message is for and that Your will be done. Amen
  5. Mateo, I've been a Christian police officer for 40 years, now retired. I've worked uniform and plain clothes. I do have an answer to your question, but I'm going to wait for awhile to see what others are saying before I answer you. God Bless.
  6. welcome
  7. I would love to hear what others think, God bless
  8. Thank you coheir, that's the exact ring that I saw.
  9. twisty, It's been said if being saved was easy everyone would be Christians. We often hear that seeing is believing, but this is not so, you believe and then see. Faith is taking God at his word and asking no questions (Heb. 11:6). It is knowing that all things work together for good to them that love God( Rom.8:28). Faith does not believe that all things are good, or that all things work well, but does believe that all things (good or bad) work together for good to them that love God. Faith goes beyond reason. It believe's without understanding "why". We glory in tribulations ( Rom.5:3), It sings in prison (Acts 16:25) , It chooses to suffer ( Heb.11:25), faith accepts all things as part of God's will (Phil 1:2). Were not born with faith, it comes by hearing the Word of God (Rom.10:17). Our Christian life is a spiritual warfare, that's why Paul tell's us to put on the whole armor of God (Eph. 6:10-18). I thank God, that I've been through the things I have, for I know that each time that I pass the test, I will come out as refined gold, and the Lord will elevate me to a new place in Him. I will be praying for you, May God bless you.
  10. I was channel surfing when I saw it and can't remember the channel, sorry.
  11. Hello everyone, I just saw on the new's where Jewish archeologist's uncovered Hezekiah's signet ring.
  12. Hi Edgar, Welcome to the forum
  13. Welcome Jenny, May God Bless You
  14. Welcome