Episode 308

Prayer 2021 - November 6 - Don't Cancel Your Prayers pt 1

Scripture For Today:

2 Kings 19:4

“It may be that the Lord your God will hear all the words of the field commander, whom his master, the king of Assyria, has sent to ridicule the living God, and that he will rebuke him for the words the Lord your God has heard. Therefore pray for the remnant that still survives.”

Don’t Cancel Your Prayers pt 1

We have been studying about praying according to God’s Will. And we focused in on, among other scriptures, 1 John 5:14-15 which says, “and this is the confidence that we have in HIM, that if we ask anything according to His will, he hears us… and if we KNOW He has heard us, whatsoever we ask, we KNOW that WE HAVE the petition we have desired of Him.”

We talked a bit yesterday about praying for your loved ones to be saved. I left off with the question, “Did God hear you when you prayed?”  Your answer, I pray, was YES!

Did you pray according to God’s Word? Is it God’s Word that EVERYONE be saved?  YES!

So we know it is God’s Word and God’s Will that everyone be saved, right? OK…

So when you prayed for your loved one to be saved, God heard you; and we can read in 1 John 5:14-15 and in other scriptures that we did pray according to His Will.  That means you will receive what you asked God for. Amen!

“But, brother Bob, my loved ones still are not saved. They are living like heathens.” 

Let me tell you something, before I was born again, if you would have looked up the word “heathen” in the dictionary, it probably had my picture next to it. Amen!  My wife prayed for me every single day for four years BEFORE I ever got born again.

Look at 1 John 5:!5 again.  “…if we KNOW that God hears us, whatsoever ever we ask, we KNOW that we have the petitions that we desire of Him.”  Can I get an AMEN?

If you pray according to God’s Word, the Bible…it says you HAVE the petitions you desire of Him. Not that you WILL have.  That you HAVE – right now – in possession of – the YES from God. Amen! 

But your prayers WILL NOT WORK – if you judge the answer by what you currently see in the natural.  That is not FAITH – it’s feelings.

“Well, I just don’t feel healed…” 

“Well, I’m still just as broke as can be…”

“Well, I guess my prayers aren’t getting answered…”

I can hear you right now – that’s how some of you are praying. You pray for a miracle and then negate the entire thing by saying something stupid, like, “Well you never know what God is gonna do…” or some other anti-faith statement.

When you add some stupid remark to the end of your prayer like, “…if it be thy will…” – WHEN YOU ALREADY KNOW WHAT THE WORD SAYS – which IS God’s will – then you are calling God a liar to His face during your prayer time!

It would be like coming to your momma or daddy and ask, “Do you love me?”  And they respond with, “Why of course I love you!”  Then you spit on them and call them a liar!

How would that make them feel?

How do you think God feels when you do that to Him?  That is what you are doing when you KNOW His Word says it is His will to do – whatever… healing, blessing, etc.  And then you tell Him “I really don’t know if your word is true…but if it is, can you answer me so I know it’s true?”

Folks, it doesn’t work that way.  And I’m all out of time for today, so we will take it up here tomorrow.

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.

Now, he has placed all of this information under one website location, "Podcasters for Christ." This makes it easier for other Christians to find the services they need in one spot rather than having to visit several different websites.

More information can be obtained at www.PodcastersforChrist.com