” Why doesn’t God ……. ??? is an often-asked question… and one reason may be found in the Holy Bible in Chapter 20 of Ezekiel… Pay particular attention to Verses 9 14, and 20 Ezekiel 20:14 New Living Translation (NLT) 14 “But again I held back in order to protect the honor of my name […]
PRAY to get RESULTS
God’s Power to accomplish anything is without limitation…
“with God, everything is possible ” Mk10:27
Jesus said ” you can pray for anything, and if you believe, you (will) have it; ” Mk11:24
and of course we should do that…
This is an awesome promise, but one that unfortunately is taken out of context .
It is important to continue to read what Jesus said in the next verse :
” But when you are praying (everytime), first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, ” Mk11:25
” anyone” … indicating Jesus’ intention that it is required of Christians to forgive everyone.
Deciding to forgive the people who have offended you may be difficult….
but it is not optional for a follower of Jesus.
Accepting Jesus as Lord, requires TOTAL obedience .
Jesus said ” So (how can) you call me ‘ Lord ‘ when you won’t obey me ” (Lk 6:46 )
Greetings , on behalf of Almighty God, with whom all things are possible (Mt 19:26)
One of the most important messages of the Holy Bible is the message of repentance, …
…full repentance, not the rationalized partial repentance which may only bring partial forgiveness.
You know what partial repentance is…you tell God you are sorry…but you don’t change what you’re doing.
Partial forgiveness is the result….you feel good, but maybe God hasn’t really forgiven you, and your punishment awaits you.
This principle of changing one’s behavior applies to all who pray to the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob, not just Christians.
Amongst Christians, I have noticed that partial repentance is often common among those to whom Jesus is called ‘Savior’ .
I am referring to Christians who ignore His teachings about Repentance and God’s Forgiveness, and only believe Jesus’ death on the Cross has ‘saved’ them.
This is because in today’s society, many people do not understand the original meaning of such words as Lord, or Master,
and are able to rationalize their sinful behavior without guilt,
even though they proclaim Jesus as ” Lord”, without obeying his commands.
Learning about Almighty God by reading ” Isn’t it Time You Really Read the Bible” and the “Reading Plan” it includes , you will develop spiritual maturity,
and you too will be able to experience the abilities that Paul described ” I can do all things through Christ…” Phil 4:16
and God will reward your faithfullness in attitude and motivation.
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