Saturday, December 25, 2010
“Praying for Revival – 101” …Blog. [1/?]
*** (Psalms 66:18) If I regard iniquity = in my heart, = Jehovah = will ‘not’ hear;
*** (James 4:4-to-10) You adulterers! Don't you know = that friendship with the world = means war with God? = So whoever wants to be a friend of this world = is an ‘enemy’ of God.
(Jas 4:5) Or do you think the Scripture means nothing = when it says that the Spirit that God caused to live = in us jealously = yearns for us?
(Jas 4:6) But He [God] = gives all the more grace. = And so He says, = "God opposes the arrogant = but gives grace to the humble."
(Jas 4:7) Therefore, = submit yourselves to God. = Resist the devil, = and he will run away from you.
(Jas 4:8) Come close to God, = and He will come close to you. = Cleanse your hands, = you sinners, = and = purify your hearts, = you double-minded [Believers].
(Jas 4:9) Be miserable, = mourn, = and cry. = Let your laughter = be turned into mourning, = and your joy into gloom.
(Jas 4:10) Humble yourselves = before the Lord, = and He will exalt you.
Why do ‘You’… “Pray for Revival”…? That is an ‘honest’ question… that requires an ‘honest’ answer; from “You!” Are their ‘conditions’ which cause God… “Not to hear your Prayers?” Surely, you do not want to be, as the Pharisees; “Who worship God with their lips… but their hearts were far from them [Mark 7:6]?” Surely it is not so you can have an ‘easy life’ and ‘financial security’… or… “Is It?” There is ‘only’ one reason… to pray for Revival: “It is so that God would be Glorified!”
*** (John 14:13) And whatever you may ask = in My name, = that I [Jesus] will do, = so that the Father [God] may be glorified in the Son [Jesus].
*** (James 4:3) You ask for something = but do not get it = because = you ask for it for the wrong reason = for your own pleasure.
*** (Matthew 5:23-24) Therefore if you = offer your gift on the altar, = and = there remember that your brother = has ‘anything’ against you,
(Mat 5:24) leave your gift there before the altar and go. = First = be reconciled to your brother, = and = then come and offer your gift.
All Prayer is Conditional...!
“IF” you will spend the ‘Time’… and study this blog on prayer; you will see that God, the God of the Bible; has ‘conditions’ for hearing… “Prayers to Him!” Why should God hear your prayers Anyway…? Many who claim to be Christians are… “NOT Truly Born Again!” They have a Church and play [Pseudo] Christian Music and speak that ‘God Talk’… but never ‘Read & Study’… His Holy Word! They know “Nothing”… about Obedience to His Holy Word… and don’t care to. They are deceived by “Grace Thoughts”… and excuse away SIN/SINS… in themselves and in others. Never ‘once’ do they think about… “Obeying the Holy Word of God!”
*** (Luke 6:46) "Why do you keep calling Me [Jesus] = 'Lord, = Lord,' = but = don't ‘do’ = what I [Jesus] = tell you?
*** (James 1:22) Keep on being = Doers of the Word, = and Not = merely hearers = who Deceive themselves.
*** (1Corinthians 2:10-to-16) But God has revealed them to us = by His [Holy] Spirit; = for the Spirit searches all things, = yea, the deep things of God.
(1Co 2:11) For who among men = knows the things of a man = except the spirit of man = within him? So also = no one knows = the things of God = except = the Spirit of God. [Romans 8:9]
(1Co 2:12) But we have not received = the spirit of the world, = but the [Holy] Spirit from God, = so that we might ‘know’ = the things that are ‘freely given’ = to us by God. [John 16:13-15]
(1Co 2:13) These things we also speak, = not in words which man's wisdom teaches, = but = which the Holy Spirit teaches, = comparing spiritual things = with spiritual.
(1Co 2:14) But the natural man = ‘does not’ receive = the things of the Spirit of God, = for they are ‘foolishness’ to him; = neither can he know them, = because they are spiritually discerned.
(1Co 2:15) But he who is spiritual = judges all things, = yet he himself is judged by no one.
(1Co 2:16) For who has known the mind of the Lord, = that he may instruct Him? = But we have the mind of Christ.
“Many” today… especially here in America; think that God ‘owes’ them a good life and prosperity; because it has mostly been so. Europe and Asia have been ravaged again and again… by world wars and military conflicts. “When”… I had thought about ‘Revival’ in America; surely it would have happened after “9-11”! But it did “NOT”… because the hearts of those Many Unbelievers… were “NOT”… Truly Seeking God and His Glory! All they wanted… was an escape from Terrorism!
*** (Romans 2:4-5-6) Or do you despise the riches of His kindness, = and the forbearance and long-suffering, = not knowing that the kindness of God = leads you to repentance?
(Rom 2:5) But according to your hardness = and your impenitent heart, = do you treasure up wrath for yourself = in a day of wrath and revelation = of the righteous judgment of God,
(Rom 2:6) Who will render to each according to his works;
*** (Amos 4:6-to-11) And I [God] also = have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, = and lack of bread in ‘all’ your places, = and you have ‘not’ returned to Me, says Jehovah.
(Amos 4:7) And I have also = withheld the rain from you, = when there were yet three months to the harvest. = And I caused rain to fall on one city = and caused it not to rain on another city; = one piece was rained on, = and the piece on which it did not rain = dried up.
(Amos 4:8) So two or three cities = wandered to one city to drink water, = but they were not satisfied; = yet you have not returned to Me, = says Jehovah.
(Amos 4:9) I have stricken you with blasting and mildew. = When your gardens and your vineyards, = and your fig trees = and your olive trees increased, = the creeping locust ‘devoured’ them; = yet you have not returned to Me, = says Jehovah.
(Amos 4:10) I have sent the plague among you in the way of Egypt; = I have slain your young men with the sword, = and have taken away your horses. = And I have made the stench of your camps = to come up into your nostrils; = yet you have not returned to Me, = says Jehovah.
(Amos 4:11) I have overthrown some among you, = as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, = and you were like a firebrand plucked out of the burning; = yet you have not returned to Me, = says Jehovah.
“IF” the tragedies of Life… ‘Do Not’ drive you to God and to His Holy Word… “OR”... the Goodness of God and His past favor… “Will NOT”… Drive you to Repent; then don’t expect a Revival to! Many of the OT Prophets and ‘men of God’ [1Kings 13:All]… came time and again and again… to God’s chosen people… “Israel!” Time and again… from the times of the Judges through Malachi… “Israel Refused”… to Obey God; and His Holy Word. Many ‘today’… simply do not see God’s hand… in the Judgment of our nation; how ‘then’ will they … ‘Pray for Revival?’
*** (Ecclesiastes 8:11) Because = sentence against an evil work = is ‘not’ executed speedily, = therefore = the heart of the sons of men = is fully set = in them = to do evil.
*** (2Peter 2:21-22) It would have been better for them = not to have known = the way of righteousness = than to know it = and turn their backs on the holy commandment that was committed to them.
(2Pet 2:22) The proverb is true = that describes what has happened to them: = “As dog returns to its vomit,” and “A pig that is washed = goes back = to wallow in the mud.”
*** (Amos 8:11) Behold, the days come, = says the Lord Jehovah, = that I will send a famine in the land; = not a famine of bread = nor a thirst for water, = but of hearing the Words of Jehovah.
*** (Isaiah 5:20) Woe to those = who call evil good = and = good evil; = who put darkness for light = and light for darkness; = who put bitter for sweet = and sweet for bitter!
*** (Isaiah 28:13) But the Word of Jehovah [God] = was to them = precept on precept, = precept on precept; = line on line, = line on line; = here a little, = there a little; = that they might go, = and fall backward, = and be broken = and snared = and taken.
About now… you can see that there… ‘Conditions’ for God… to answer prayers about Revival. He is calling out His… “Other Sheep–John 10:16– John 6:44”… out ‘from’, among the populations of this world. If you are expecting a “National Revival”… in this country or yours… without “Repentance” = then it is my belief that you ‘do not’ meet the… “Biblical Criteria… for Revival!”
*** (Proverbs 14:34) Righteousness exalts a nation: = but sin = is a reproach to any people.
*** (Genesis 4:10) And He [God] said, What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood cries to Me from the ground.
*** (Exodus 20:13) You shall not = murder = ‘innocent’ life.
This… "CHRISTMAS"... Will “NOT”; be Celebrated by the Over “55,000,000-million”… “INNOCENT BABIES”... “Killed”… by their American Mothers… by “Abortion!”
Have you prayed… “Against” the “Horror” of Abortion…? If you ‘have not’… here in America; which is the worlds’ “Largest Exporter” of this Abomination… ‘How’ then can you pray for Revival… for ‘us’… or for anyone Else…?
*** (2Timothy 2:25-26) in meekness = instructing those who oppose, = if perhaps = God will give them = repentance = to the acknowledging of the Truth,
(2Tim 2:26) and = that they awake = out of the snare of the Devil, = having been taken captive = by him, = so as to do = the will of that [evil] one.
Repentance – 101 Blog = [1/6]
*** (Luke 14:26-to-30) If anyone comes to Me [Jesus] and does not hate his father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, = he cannot be My disciple.
(Luke 14:27) And whoever = does not bear his cross = and come after Me, = he cannot be My disciple.
(Luke 14:28) For which of you, = intending to build a tower, = does not sit down ‘first’ = and count the cost, = whether he may have enough = to finish it;
(Luke 14:29) lest perhaps, = after he has laid the foundation = and is not able to finish, = all those seeing = begin to mock him,
(Luke 14:30) saying, = This man began to build = and was not able to finish.
“IF” you have a Heart for Revival… “Only for the Glory of God”… “THEN”… perhaps; apply some of these Principles about “Prayer and Repentance”…? Remember… “All Prayer to and before God… Is Conditional!”
*** (Jeremiah 7:16) Therefore do not pray = for this people, = nor = lift up cry nor prayer for them, = nor make intercession to Me [God]; = for I will not hear you.
Please Answer… Why did God command this of Jeremiah…? ? ?
In Christ Jesus, Roger / “2Corinthians 5:18-to-21”.
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