How to get your prayers answered

 

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Stop sinning, repent ask for forgiveness and get right with God!”

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Some facts about sin and suffering:

  1. Some illness or suffering is from sin in a person’s life.
  2. Some illness or suffering is so the works of God can be made manifest.
  3. Some illness is because of dysfunctional DNA or inherited.
  4. Some suffering is a result of things just happening such as catastrophes, accidents and tragedies.

For today’s teaching I am dealing with SIN as a cause of unanswered prayers.

Many times in Jesus earthly ministry He healed people’s sin sickness which led to their physical healing.

What good is it for a person to have their body healed if their soul is sick?

James 5:15-16   And the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick. The Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. 16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

How did we get sinful in the first place?

We were born with original sin attached to our soul. Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God… Yes, even cute little babies!

John piper said… If humanity is not born in sin, wouldn’t we expect there to be some people who have “beaten the odds” and never sinned? If we are born innocent and good, why aren’t there at least some people who have continued in this state and remained sinless?  Proverbs 22:15 says “Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child.”

Babies and small children are given grace and mercy if they happen to pass away early in life before their age of knowing right from wrong. (Accountability)

 

 

WHAT IS SIN?

1 John 3:4 Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; jsin is lawlessness. Sin is having a rebellious spirit against the holiness of God. Sin is the worst sickness that your soul can have. It’s a spiritual cancer that eats away at you and it leads to spiritual death. Sin sickness is the most horrible threat to mankind.

If you’re not saved, born again, a Christian… this sin sickness can lead you to seek a cure and spiritual healing though the mercy of God and Jesus Christ. When you are a Christian this sin sickness can lead to having your prayers blocked. The cure for a Christian is also God’s mercy and Jesus forgiveness AFTER you have repented of your sin.

There is a cure for sin sickness and it is here in this very important scripture verse:

“Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

So what is the “law”?

In The Old Testament/ Torah the law spelled out in detail. Law is mentioned 220 times in the Old Testament. One good example of law is what we call the 10 commandments. Exodus 20:1-17

Do not have any other god before God.

Do not make yourself an idol.

Do not take the Lord’s name in vain.

Remember the Sabbath Day and keep it holy.

Honor thy Mother and Father.

Do not murder.

Do not commit adultery.

Do not steal.

A few examples of things that can cause sin: How to get your prayers answered 2

Unforgiveness, doubt, pride, hatefulness/ being unloving and mean, faithlessness, having evil motives toward others, gossiping and backbiting, Jealousy, prayerlessness, , not believing in Jesus, selfishness, Unconfessed Sin, being involved with any kind of astrology, racism, sexual immortality, and unholy behavior and so on. I listed some things because I believe some people really don’t see that they have a problem with sin at all.

I am a Christian and Jesus has removed my original sin when I believed in Him accepted Him as my Lord and Savior! Thank you Jesus “BUT” I still have a sin nature! I must keep myself in spiritual check and ask Jesus to forgive me when I’ve fallen short. Ecclesiastes 7:20 Surely there is not a righteous man on earth who does good and never sins. I don’t want to sin…but I do. I thank God for the Holy Spirit who is helping me to live a life that is pleasing to God.

 

How are we New Testaments saints different from the Old Testaments?

In the Old Testament they didn’t have the Holy Spirit indwelling in them so they needed to have a list of do’s and don’ts to guide them.  But we New Testament saints have the advantage of being able to read what the old testaments were told, as well as what the new testaments were told.   We also have the incredible work of the Holy Spirit who teaches and instructs us 365 days a year for the rest of our lives.

We cannot say we didn’t know because this is the Holy Spirits job to help us see truth.

John 14:26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

If you continue to sin as a Christian it’s because you have failed to listen to the inner voice inside of you bringing God’s word to your mind and telling you that you have missed the mark.

The cure for sin sickness:

1 Peter 2:24 He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”

Because of Jesus Christ there is a cure for our original sin sickness and a treatment for our sin nature. The treatment for our sin nature is like the treatment for diabetes.   Insulin can keep your diabetes under control and your blood sugars low and it doesn’t have to lead to death, but you still have diabetes. Same thing with sin. It can be kept under control and not lead to death but you still suffer with sin.

Now for the deep meat about sin!

If you have unconfessed sin in your life and you ask God to bless you or answer a prayer…uh… what answer might you get from God? Knowing God the way I do….He don’t bless no mess? If your spiritual life is a hot mess…Repent! If you really want to live a godly life….Repent!

If you really want to live a righteous and holy life then pray these 2 scriptures:

Psalms 139:23 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.

Psalms 26:2 Test me, LORD, and try me, examine my heart and my mind;

The Holy Spirit will look into your heart and see if there is something sinful in there.   He will reveal that to you so you can obtain repentance and be washed by Jesus blood and be sanctified!

We must know what the bible says!!! If you don’t you won’t even realize you’re doing wrong. The word of God is what the Holy Spirit instructs us with to be right with Father God.

It’s best to keep a close walk with Father God and keep your mind on Jesus all day every day so that in the time of crisis you don’t have to try to butter God up to try to get a blessing. God doesn’t work that way..

The word of God says we can ask anything of Him. It says in 1 Peter 5:7 to Cast all your care upon Him for He cares for you. He will answer you according to His will. Even Jesus… God own Son had to get with His Fathers program!!! Matthew 26:39 Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”

I guarantee it will be a perfect answer in what God sees is best for you. You want Him to have the best reason to bless you and I tell you…ongoing sin is not something you want in your life when you have a need.

You can praise God in church and shout and do a dance. You can pray all day and read the word….but if you are let’s say for an example…going home from church to a man you shack up with or get in the car and scream at you wife and berate her in front of your kids and ask God to answer a prayer request….well needless to say you WILL have a problem between you and God.

As I said in the beginning of this teaching…. “Repent, stop sinning, ask for forgiveness and get right with God!”

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Just because you…..

  • Shout and dance in church
  • Pray all day
  • Go to every special service and seminar
  • Stand on a prayer line and get prayed over
  • Give to the poor
  • Serve in Church
  • Have a PHD, a good job and money in the bank

 

And you’re still sinning………and want answered prayers form God?

Ah….No!

“You can’t live any old way you want and expect God to have God’s favor!”

Yes God is very loving and kind but according to the bible…He has His way of how we should live our lives. We have to get with His program! He does not adapt to ours!

I want things to be right with you and God that’s why I did this teaching. People don’t want to discuss sin these days. I feel this is a very big problem because unconfessed sin is a problem for God’s children. Just because we’re saved doesn’t mean we can demand things of God and he has to obey us especially when we have not been following His precepts. I want you to be blessed!!! I want your life to be prosperous in Jesus. I want everything that God has to offer His child to be available for that person!

These are very trying days.   According to the bible things will be very difficult in these last days. Nobody needs their prayers blocked!!! Staying right with God is an ongoing process that we must check on the purity of our heart daily. God don’t bless….MESS!

“Never shall You wash my feet!” Peter told Him. Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with Me.” John 13:8

Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Psalms 51:7

 

 

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