Episode 306

Prayer 2021 - November 4 - How to Pray According to God's Will pt 3

Scripture For Today:

Matthew 26:44

(This was Jesus praying in the Garden after He said, “Thy will be done…), So he left them (the disciples) and went away once more and prayed the third time, saying the same thing…”

How to Pray According to God’s Will pt 3

If there was ever anyone, ANYONE, who knew what the Will of God was – it was Jesus. Amen!

But, in this story about his agony in the Garden of Gethsemane, we see Him asking if there was ANY OTHER WAY to accomplish the plan of Salvation, He was asking God to do it.  But when He did not hear anything, no response whatsoever from the Father, He understood that everything written in the Bible about Him and about His sacrifice WAS God’s Will. Amen!

The fact that here, we see Him returning to His disciples, only to find them sleeping, proved the fact that HE had to do this alone. It was ONLY His decision. The Father had made HIS decision. The fact that scripture talked about what was going to happen is proof enough of that! Jesus KNEW the scriptures. He KNEW what was required.  But yet, as a temptation ONLY HE could overcome – and yes, there was a temptation to NOT go through with it…

HE had to go back and remember what the scriptures had to say. What they said about Him. What they said about the sacrifice only HE could make. What they said about the future coming Kingdom. What they said about HE was the only way any other human being could EVER enter into a relationship with the Father – through HIM and only when HE went through with the ultimate torture, sacrifice and DEATH that awaited Him.

But, He also had the promises of being RAISED UP from the dead.  He had risen the dead. He understood that, as written in  John 10:17-18, “The reason the Father loves me is that I lay down my life in order to take it up again. No one takes it (my life) from me. No one. I lay it down of my own accord. Since I lay it down, I also have the authority to take it up again. THIS is the charge I have received from my Father.”

He understood that. He KNEW it was His destiny from before the foundation of the world was laid. Amen!

Because of that, when He prayed to the Father that “if there is any other way – take this cup from me.”  But when He did not hear one peep from the Father – He said, “not my will but YOUR will be done.”

He did not ask, “Take this cup away from me if it be thy will.” He KNEW what the scripture said. He KNEW that the Word of God IS the WILL OF GOD.  That is what we are reading here.

Now, if that was good enough for Jesus – WHY on God’s green earth do YOU think it is not good enough for you? WHY?  Go ahead… think of your excuse… I’ll wait. 

You can’t. Because there IS NO VALID REASON for YOU to pray “if it be thy will.”  NONE. ZERO. 

If YOU know what the scriptures say – you know God’s Will on the matter.  The only way you will ever know God’s will on the matter in front of you is to know the scripture. The only way you will ever know the scripture is – WHAT?  You have to READ the scriptures!  

Ok, I’ve gone over again today… I pray you are getting this. It really is a matter of life or death that you understand what we are talking about. Life or death. Your life or your death. Maybe even the life or death of your spouse or kids. How about that?

Get into the Word and LEARN what the Will of God truly is. Amen!

Let’s Pray!

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Pastor Robert Thibodeau has been in online ministry since starting his own podcast in mid-2009. Within about six months, he was offered a slot on nationwide Christian AM radio. His broadcast was heard in four major markets for one year.

He then started what today is called, "Evangelism Radio" and went live 24/7 beginning on October 4, 2010 and continues to this day. Now with over 50 broadcasters submitting programming on a weekly basis, Evangelism Radio has listeners in over 160 nations and all 50 states. It was also ranked by Shoutcast.com as #1 in the world in the Christian Talk genre on many occasions.

In late 2017, Pastor Bob began an interview style podcast called "The Kingdom Cross Roads Podcast." On this podcast, Pastor Bob interviews Christians from various walks of life on how they use their Faith to achieve success. Authors, recording artists, business CEO's, non-profit leaders and pastors and ministers frequent the show and provide amazing insight to build your faith. In only 3 years time, The KCR Podcast has published almost 900 episodes and Pastor Bob conducted over 700 interviews!

In early 2018, in response to the lack of any Christian themed podcast hosting platform in the market place, Pastor Bob coordinated with the iconic Mark Asquith and his team, with the result being "FaithCasters.net." A "Christian podcast hosting and marketing company created by Christians for Christians."

Due to the immense success Pastor Bob has achieved in the online ministry world, he is often asked by others "How to start a podcast." Not wanting to refer Christian brothers and sisters back into the world for help in establishing a Christian themed podcast, he started to develop the "Podcast-Training" platform offered through our ministry. He conducts training on a weekly basis to assist others in the development of their own personal podcast as well as ministry related podcasts that can air on Evangelism Radio.

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