søndag 6. mai 2012

Nr. 302: Prayer diversity and possibilities!

Nr. 302:

Prayer diversity and possibilities!

The story goes that the first Christians came together here at Jesus tomb in Jerusalem every Sunday morning to pray and praise until Jerusalem was destroyed in the year. 70. AD. Prayer is the Christian's primary weapon, opportunity and access for the largest to reach the living God if we pray to God the Father in Jesus' name. The only prayer that we are guaranteed to expect and believe for answers to prayer is when we pray to Abba Father in heaven in the Lord Jesus Christ! Prayer is the first thing a believer should and should do in all of life's situations and under all options. And have tried all other options and ways, then prayer always be successful! This author learned in her own life, so this is not just theory but for me a living reality! Prayer is as much a sigh like big words, only what comes from a sincere heart that has a need and want to believe God! From my commentaries Hebrews 11 6 Without faith it is impossible to please God. For he who comes to God must believe that he is, and that he rewards those who seek Him. We must believe God and in accordance with scripture. It is possible to believe but it is in accordance with scripture, it is essential if it is God's faith or not. God sanctions only one thing: Christ and the Word of God!

From my commentaries Mark's Gospel 11 20 Early the next morning they went past the fig tree and saw that it was withered from the roots. When Jesus spite against the curse of the fig tree as it happened at once that it died. But first, the day after it was visible when the leaves were wilted. 21 And Peter remembered what had happened, and said to Jesus, "Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered. " Peter and the disciples were amazed. Not least because they are only now saw that the fig tree was dead and was about to fade. We read many places in God's word that the inner life dies like confession before dying. Eg in obviously two of the church in Ephesus. 2. Write to the angel of the church in Ephesus: These things saith he that holds the seven stars in his right hand, he who goes about among the seven golden candlesticks: 2 I know thy works, and you worked and you have endured. I also know that you can not withstand the evil. You've tried those who call themselves apostles but are not, and you have found them liars. 3 You have persevered, you have endured much for my name's sake and not been tired. 4 But this I have against you, that you have left your first love. 5 Think about where you were before you fell. Repent and do your first works again! Otherwise, I'm over you and take your lampstand out - if you did before. 6 But the praise you, you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, as I do. 7 He who has ears, hear what the Spirit says to the churches! He who overcomes, I will let him eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God. 22 But Jesus answered them, "Have faith in God! Jesus answered them, when they saw the miracle, have faith in God. In the text because it says, have God's faith. It is God who have faith, we just have to get his faith. 23 Verily I say unto you, if anyone says to this mountain, lift up and thrown into the sea! and he does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will happen, so shall it be so. To explain fully the faith is an impossibility. Paul says in 2 Kor. 4. 13 It is written, I believed, therefore I spoke. Also we believe, and we speak because we have the same spirit of faith. This must be one of the best explanation. 24 Therefore I say unto you, whatever you ask in your prayers - believe that ye receive them, and ye shall receive. Do we believe it happens. I think we do not and are full of doubt and it is not God's will is not. But by believing that God everything will be possible. The disciples experienced this dimension to fyle after Pentecost day after they had been baptized in Jesus' name with complete immersion and complete immersion in the Spirit! (End of quote). And no one has so much to learn from Jesus about prayer. Why he asked, that he could not do without prayer and his bønnhørelse and "missing" bønnhørelse in the garden of Gethsemane. Here again, for my commentaries Markus 14 32 And they came to a place called Gethsemane. Then he said to his disciples, "Sit here while I pray!" Jesus had been in the garden of Gethsemane and prayed many times before. But first of all for others, now was it first hand himself. 33 Then he took with him Peter, James and John. He was in anguish and horror, Now he is out with its closest and most trusted friends and disciples. That he was gripped by anxiety and agitation was quite sure which the apostle Peter had noticed to brought it on to Mark. 34 and he said to them: "My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch! " We must understand that Jesus was aware that he would die. But do not just die, the burden of sin would be on him and the Father would turn His face away from him. 35 He went a little farther, and fell to the ground and prayed that the hour might pass from him, if it were possible. From tomorrow morning, Father had decided that Jesus would die for and had an entire human family, all had fallen into sin. It was not something they had agreed to a dialogue, but Father decided this! 36 He said, "Abba, Father! Everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me! But not as I will, but as thou wilt. " Abba Father which is Aramaic witnesses of Jesus' close connection to his father. This word is the most intimate form of calling between Father and Son. 37 Then he came back and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "Simon, you sleep? Could you not watch one hour? An hour of prayer is amazing period when Satan's armies attack than one is not filled with the Spirit. Without the Spirit to come into such intellectual struggles that this is an impossibility! 38 Watch and pray that ye enter not into temptation! The spirit is willing but the body is weak. " Jesus showed that the battle was very fierce. Although he did not get help in prayer, it was the disciples' presence as a balm for him. There are times even weak Christians can be a help. Weak faith is better than no faith. Psalm 84 11 Yes, one day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. To stand at the threshold of the house of God is better than staying in a tent with the wicked. 39 Then he went away again and prayed the same words. Again Jesus prayed and with the same words. He wanted so desperately to escape but was not the Father was satisfied and we had all been lost. 40 When he returned, he found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy with sleep. And they did not know what to answer him. Spirit's struggle was not less but more intense. Sleep came upon them because of demonic influence that seemed paralyzed. Satan will paralyze us and put us on the sidelines. 41 He came to them a third time and said, "You still sleeping and resting? Now it's settled. The hour has come. Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of sinners. Now, Jesus had already in his heart and mind made a decision that he would do as it was imposed on him. The decisions taken during prayer is the most significant. 42 Rise, let us go! He who betrays me is near. " Yet again got Jesus and had supernatural knowledge of events. The fact that Jesus' own disciple Judas could be a traitor only shows that we all need to take heed, and see that we will not be outwitted by something. 1. John. 5. 18 We know that whosoever is born of God does not sin: but he that is born of God, take care of himself, and the evil touches him (1930 tr.). (End of quote).

I have seen thousands of answers to prayer but to live right and in communion with God is more important! Do not be impressed forever on everything everyone says and thinks, I know that very often so it does not match with the full truth. And do not fall in the second trench there than do not believe that God hears and answers prayer, so he does. But prayer is a very large and important area, but everything is grace in Christian life. And you should get answers to prayer, it is grace. And if you do not get answers to prayer, so it is secure because God has something better and bigger on the program! Ask, but be also proved that you do your part! I believe in praying. But I think that we live like Nehemiah who prayed and worked together.

Nehemiah - the perfect man!

If we study Nehemiah, he is as I see it the perfect man. He worked and served God 100%, while he lived an intimate and committed life of prayer. And God heard and answered him. Personally, I have been impressed, I learned a lot and encouraged by Nehemiah was very industrious. In all circumstances he was put into life if it were to serve the King, or serve the Lord, he was equally willing service. But while he prayed in all conditions and prayer was his own inspiration, and by prayer opened all doors for him in life and ministry. There was prayer and work that went hand in hand. One did not exclude the other, but it belonged together. Therefore, the large and positive results in his life and service to God and man! Prayer makes all things possible It is a big, big secret in life with the living God, that too few believers live and practice. It is that we as humans do our "part", while God is doing her "part." There is an interaction between us and God that Nehemiah understood, lived for and received the blessings of! With God all things are possible, say many, it's true! But it is still alive when we handed over the will of God in our lives that this is included in full bloom, lazy Christians bless God not as he can and will. Hardworking believer loves God and the blessing he, too, in full measure. Nehemiah was a true believer. And it's about making sure we are such a believer, then we can also expect and believe that we are blessed and a blessing in a large measure. Prayer gives us opportunities far beyond what we can collaborate and understand! Prayer in the strict sense presupposes the belief in a personal God who communicates himself to man. In such a context, prayer is the most important expression of community between God and man. Prayer makes this social awareness, and provide the content. In the prayer needs and attitudes are formed, and we pour out our hearts to the Lord. Prayer can be a request to God in difficult situations, and then that he must intervene in some way. Intercession is also an important part of our prayer life. Then it is no longer one's own needs but those of others. This is an important service for our fellow man (Jeremiah 4:1, 7:16-20, 9:10 + 19, Room 9:1-3, 2 Corinthians 11:29 and Galatians 4:19). Thanksgiving subject matter characterized by gratitude for what we have and what we have. It is man's thanks to God for answers to prayer, for His help and His gifts, Eph 5:2 The highest expression of prayer is praise and worship. It is not a thank you for something you've got. Nor is it a plea to get something or achieve something. It is a tribute to God for what He is, in itself, for His glory, His power, wisdom and love as nature, history and personal experiences reflect it, Ephesians 1:3, 2 Corinthians 1:3, 1 Peter 1:3, James 3:9. Prayer is rich in nuances. Prayer men and women When we read our Bible, we see that those who have meant the most for others and for God, has been praying men and women. Abraham, the ancestor of the people who might be carriers of the history of salvation, was a man of prayer. There was always an altar for him on his walks. He prayed for Lot and Sodom, and it says that God came to mind Abraham and delivered Lot. We read that Isaac had a quiet moment in the field, 1 Exodus 24:63. Jacob wrestled with God at the Jabbok, 1 Exodus 32:24. Moses, who turned to God in all situations. When he met resistance he fell on his knees in prayer to God. Samuel was a man of prayer who said: "How can I sin against God by failing to pray for this people." About David's prayer life, we read in the Psalms. There are both cry, thanks, praise and worship. We read about Elijah on Carmel. Hannah in the temple. Solomon, with outstretched hands to God. Jeremiah in the dungeon. Nehemiah as sugar to God in the king's side. Jonah in the fish's belly. Daniel had his regular prayer times when he was in Babylon. He was fasting, prayer and praise. This despite the fact that this was associated with the death penalty. Daniel was in fervent prayer for his people and he received great revelations. Prayer was an important part of the life and works. They meant something in God's plan of salvation because they lived in the prayerful spirit and atmosphere. They had faith in God as a powerful prayer hearing God. They were not just promises, but they obtained promises. Jesus Christ All in God's plan of salvation is about Jesus Christ. Prophecy was his goal in the Han, and Israel's main task was to give us a savior. Salvation is of the Jews. If Jesus says: While it was still dark, early morning, he went to a deserted place and prayed. Prayer was part of daily rhythm. "While the others went their separate ways, Jesus went to the Mount of Olives." Before He chose His disciples, He also had a prayer night. Before he completes the work of salvation on Calvary, He wrestled in prayer in Gethsemane. The victory was won on the cross in Gethsemane. "At that time Jesus lived on earth, bad and he pleaded with loud cries and tears him who could save him from death, and he was heard for his godly fear" Hebrews 5:7. The disciples were so moved by Jesus' prayer life that they said, Lord, teach us to pray. It was probably much they needed to learn, but they realized that this was the most important.

The apostles were men of prayer

Everywhere in his letters we find glimpses of the Apostles prayer life. They asked themselves, and they taught others this most important of all services. Stories are told of Trustees James in Jerusalem that he had skin on your knees like a camel, as he spent most of his time on his knees in prayer. When Jesus told them to wait for the power from on high, they were all 10 days in prayer and expectation - and they were not disappointed. The promise was fulfilled, Acts 2. When the Gentiles should be partakers of the same promise, God reveals himself to a pleading Peter, Acts 10:9. In the same case reveals an angel of the Lord for an officer in Caesarea, Acts 10:3. It was a very important step that was taken for the gospel to reach out to Gentiles. God had to initiate a complete revelation machine, both by visions and angels, to get Peter. It culminated in a revival meeting in Cornelius, where salvation and baptism åndsdåp resulted. Since Peter had to explain this "new", and when he struck it with a word of the Lord. Thus the matter was clear. Cornelius was saved and many with him. Prayer husband, Peter, was in place when God would do something as important as what we read in Acts 10. Paul says that he has a great sorrow, and that always torments him, Rooms 9:2. There were poor for their own people, who seem to harden up. "Brethren, my whole heart I wish and pray to God, that they must be saved." Rooms 10:1. In Acts 3 we read of Peter and John went up together in the temple at the hour of prayer, which was the ninth. They had, in addition to all other prayers also regular prayer hours. During this prayer time it happened during the healing of a paralyzed man. In Acts 4:23 we read of an apostolic prayer meeting. "They knit together lifted their voices to God." In verse 29 it says: "And now, Lord, keep an eye on their threats and let thy servants preach your word with boldness. Stretch out your hand, so there's healings and signs and wonders of your holy servant Jesus." and the Lord settled. They were filled with the Holy Spirit and had great boldness in preaching, and signs and wonders followed their preaching. This is still a prayer for God's will, and He wants to manifest itself among us even today. When the apostles were freed from practical tasks and had the opportunity to more prayer, says that "the word of God made progress," Acts 6. They also had a strong need for new believers to be brought into a deeper life. Peter and John were sent to Samaria to help Philip with prayer and the laying on of hands for those who had been baptized. They prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit, Acts 18:15-17. Prayer and praise were a part of the lifestyle of the Christians of apostolic times. When Paul and Silas were thrown in jail did not sigh and lament, but the prayers and hymns - which resulted in salvation, Acts 4:25 p.m.. When the church was to say goodbye to Paul, they burst in strong crying after that Paul had prayed with them, Acts 8:36 p.m.. Yes they knelt on the beach and prayed together (21:5). We have many exhortations in the Bible when it comes to prayer. Paul wrote to Timothy that above all things should be carried out prayers for all men, for kings and all who had high positions, that we may lead a quiet and peaceful life, which is characterized by the fear of God and win respect. This is good and acceptable before God our Savior. He wants all men to be saved and learn the truth, 1 Tim 2:1-4. "Watch and keep praying earnestly for all the saints," Eph. 6:18.

Prayer in church history

Throughout church history there have been a multitude of prayer people. The more Luther had to do, the more he prayed. The sun never went up all over China inland without Hudson was on his knees in prayer. Spurgeon led a prayer every Monday meeting where 1,200 people were gathered. When Stanley found Livingstone he found him dead on his knees. Hammarskjöld was once asked why he had only faithful maids, "I need someone in my home who prays to God." Although he was often in prayer in the chapel of the United Nations building in New York. Isaac Newton is quoted as saying: "Had I been aware of the power of prayer I would rather devoted my life to prayer rather than science.

Why pray?

Prayer is the way that God has arranged for us humans to have fellowship with him and partake of his salvation goods. God is great and fine, and will have a voluntary relationship from our side. We have wanted to be saved. He breaks not into our lives, but stands by the door and knock, Revelation. 3:20. Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved, Rooms 10:13. Jesus acted as if he would go past the Canaanite woman, but she cried even more, Matt 3:21 p.m.. He would try her if she meant business. We pray because we have a large and wealthy father, who has her arms full of great gifts. He wants to give us what we need of blessings and gifts. But we must not stand with your back to God. Those who pray he gets, Matt 7:7. We will also ask because we have an opponent. He always works to bring us to sin, and he opposes God's work. If we are dull in our prayer life, we will come out of God's plan. Daniel got to experience that there were evil forces that would prevent the prayer answer, Daniel 10 In Ephesians 6 we read about the armor that we should take on. It should we do in prayer, it says in verse 18 Satan laughs at our toil, mocks our wisdom, but trembles when we pray. He has even imagined that we do not have time to pray. Time to read newspapers, watch TV for hours, time for anything else - but not for prayer. Prayer is not a timing issue, but a heart problem. We must do what Mary chose the good part. That there are spirits that are against us and prevent it can not be doubted. Spirit powers must overcome by spiritual power. Through prayer, faith and dedication it happens. Read 2 Exodus 17:9.

Related links: http://the-heavenly-blog.janchristensen.net/2012/04/nr-296-how-often-jesus-taught-that.html http://the-heavenly-blog.janchristensen.net/2011/12/nr-161-i-can-not-help-you-but-god-can.html http://the-heavenly-blog.janchristensen.net/2011/12/nr-157-not-everyone-who-says-lord-and.html

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