Scripture For Today:
2 Chronicles 33:19
“And how God was moved by his entreaty, as well as all his sins and unfaithfulness, and the sites where he built high places and set up Asherah poles and idols before the time he humbled himself—all these are written in the records of the seers.”
Prayer and Miracles pt 4
We have been talking these last few days about Prayers and Miracles. I want you to understand that you need to base your prayers on the Word of God and ONLY the Word of God. Not on how you feel. Not on what you want someone else to do, etc. Stay out of witchcraft – which involves praying for someone else to “do something” or “give you something.” That is not of God, it’s of the devil – as we studied yesterday.
If you have a need for God to move in some area of your life, go to God’s Word and find out what it says about your situation. Look it up…find out what the Bible actually says….not what you “think” it says….what it “actually” says. Here is an example… “The man that spares the rod spoils the child.” Have you heard that one? Well, that’s not in the Bible! What the Bible says is the “man who spares the rod – hates his child!” There is a difference. “Well, I guess I better go and beat that boy then.” NO…God is not encouraging Child Abuse, either….go to the Word and find out how you are to raise your kids…God’s Word is very specific… so – Go and read it yourself…find out what God is saying about your situations and use that Word in your prayers.
Look at Matthew 18:15.
If your brother offends you…don’t go blab it to the whole town or put it on Facebook or anything else…it says go to HIM…and if he does not want to hear what you have to say….then go and get two or three others… “If I just tell you what he is saying…it is just me talking…so I need you to go with me…” Then, pray in agreement…Jesus is in the midst of you then when you go up there….if he reacts the same way, doesn’t want to hear you, etc…then go to the church…that does not mean go blab it the church social, either…it means go to the church leadership, the elders…let them try to intercede.
God is like that too, you know…He does not go blabbing stuff you have done all over town either…aren’t you glad about that!!! But, go to the elders and make them aware of what is going on…Because this is affecting the fellowship and the prayer life of the church…then, Jesus said we are to treat him AS a heathen…it did not say he WAS a heathen…we are to treat him AS a heathen as far as our relationship with him…in other words – leave him alone…don’t interact with him…and don’t pray for him…leave him out of your prayer life….don’t go “binding him” or anything else…remember – our warfare IS NOT against man – it is against the devil….remember that scripture?
The entire purpose is to get HIM to realize he (or she) needs God. Get them to the place where they, the Bible says, “come to themselves” and realize they need to repent and get right with God.
Then and only then should they be welcomed back into the fellowship.
Now we’ve been talking about prayer and miracles, right? Would you call that a miracle? When prayers were answered concerning a person who was running as fast as they could away from God – but came to themselves and repented and got back into right fellowship with God?
I would! Amen!
Ok, again, I’m way over time for today.
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