Anne wrote: Are the prayers of the righteous effective because they petition God to change His mind; or is it rather that the righteous person, through the loving command to pray, experiences the moving of the Holy Spirit in their hearts to conform their will to God's?
I would say the latter. We are instructed to pray in Jesus' name, according to God's will. It is in God's will that His people are delivered from evil. Throughout scriptures and history, His people were delivered from oppression and persecution as they prayed and fasted for such purposes. It could be normal fast, or if it was extremely rough stuff going on it would be an absolute fast (no food or water).
It happened when Israel was attacked multiple times in the Middle East. It happened during the world wars. It happened when Esther and all the Jews were threatened with total annihilation in the bible during that time. It happens also in America.
Pray to God to deliver us from this, and it will happen. Do not go this alone. Get two or more people. Let God know that you gather in the name of Jesus Christ to pray, and make your petition known to God. God the Father will hear you and deliver you from evil.
Additionally, ask Him to humble unrighteous leaders and exalt those who will yield fruits of righteousness and the Holy Spirit to Him. Expect to see results, do not doubt, and you will see results. Eventually, you get to a point where no matter what is in the news, if you pray and come in agreement, you will be delivered. It is God who rules and this is a formula that works: God's prayer formula. It is beautiful and is super effective.
As you do this, suddenly concerns you prayed about happens in the news. God delivers his people, and you prayed about that! Suddenly, you really see the effect of being the salt and light of the world, even if it is behind a keyboard. So pray, and all things will work together for your good because you are in Christ Jesus!
Matthew 18:19 19 ‚ÄúAgain I say[c] to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.‚ÄĚ
Dave wrote: You know something Kenneth, your first comment is the best I've heard in ages
The Lord is good. i have learned to study scriptures, and apply them in prayer like an expert swordsman. Since God's word never returns to Him void, I find that such prayers are super effective and often see manifestations of such in the news and daily life.
Dave wrote: Bang done, it's my prayer for ALL of us.
Thanks! Much appreciated!
There is no matter how loud and obnoxious those who oppose God get, there is no beating Him! Since He abides in us, there is no beating us. We pray, and faith is our victory! Keep it up, saints! Do not hold back!
I have a prayer request for America, fi men and women of God would please!
Please pray the following:
-God, please forgive America for our sins against You! -Please soften our hearts and not let our necks be stiff or hard against You anymore! -Please grant us true revival! -Please help us and save us! -Please help us to turn from our own ways in genuine faith and love for You, God! -Please help us to serve You, God, and to be pleasing in Your sight and know it! -Please provide us an abundance of Your favor, God! -Please provide and lift up righteousness leadership for us! -Please humble all unrighteous leadership! -Please let us live quiet lives, in peace, godliness, and reverence! -Please deliver us from all evil and lead us not into temptation! -Please grant this favor to Your people that our land may be healed, and that our nation may live!
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ I pray, Amen!
Now, is the time. A decisive blow has been struck. Will you pray and continue to pray believing and recieving?
I study the NKJV bible regularly, and then get out there and share the gospel with people. I am seeing people blessed and saved left and right, as the confess Jesus is the Lord and that Jesus came in the flesh. The spirit of truth is in full operation here! If you don't like it that is your call, but all is very well over here!
Let us pray that they will repent, believe in action and word, and obey God.
1 Timothy 2:2-4 2 Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
The enemy of our soul has employed his tactics. Now, trample all over his power. Pray asking the Heavenly Father to give you your petitions, according to His will, in Jesus' name, and get out there and do the work! Revival starts with you, then you get out and see other saved!
Pray that God soften's Terry McAuliffe's heart towards Him, His people and that his neck is no longer stiff against God. Pray that he is forgiven his sin, that it is not held to his charge, and that he is helped and saved. Pray he turns from his own way to God's way and have eternal life. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
Pray this anti-Christ stuff down out of our government. It worked with Hilary in the elections, and it will work here and moving forward as well. Perhaps then those who fight against God will know the truth, and seek God.
Romans 1 speaks of these people in a nutshell. They and their churches are way past knowledge of the truth at this point, and they willfully and purposely sin. They are not in the faith.
Hebrews 10:26 26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
Romans 1:28-32 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality,[c] wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving,[d] unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.
Having listened to part of the sermon and shutting it off quickly, my initial response is correct. Street cred when talking about Jesus? Really? You either believe or you do not. Please, keep your street cred. I have the Lord.
In all seriousness, pray hard for this nation right now. Please pray that the people turn from their own ways so that they do not perish and have eternal life. It won't require something big to happen to our nation if we pray now.
God's people keep praying that the righteous are lifted up and yield to Him a return on investment, and that the willfully unrighteous are humbled! He has invested a lot in you! Don't let Him down!
Unrighteousness brings chaos and lawlessness to a nation. I am begging you to pray that our people's hearts are softened towards God. Pray that we are not stiff necked and that our nation turns from its wickedness. Pray that we turn from our own ways to God s ways, so that we do not perish but have eternal life. This is a part of God's will and His delight according to scripture. So, LIVE!
Ezekiel 18:23 (NKJV) 23 Do I have any pleasure at all that the wicked should die?‚ÄĚ says the Lord God, ‚Äúand not that he should turn from his ways and live?
1 Peter 4:1-4 Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin. 2 As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God. 3 For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do‚ÄĒliving in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry. 4 They are surprised that you do not join them in their reckless, wild living, and they heap abuse
By quickly, I mean right now! Many of these false teachers have done severe damage to the people and the church. Hearing about yet another "pastor" or "priest" sleeping around and having affairs is annoying; meanwhile, men like that are off somewhere preaching about "love" yet have no clue what it really means to love according to God's standards.
Love God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength first. Next, love your neighbor as yourself. These are commandments that such men deny by their very lives daily. Let's pray for him that he does not die in his sin.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Kenneth, what is your definition of quickly? This has been happening over the last couple of years! I think people have been overly patient...
This "Pastor" has become a stumbling block to MANY. I sure do hope he repents quickly!
narroway wrote: John 8: 3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, 4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. 5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? 6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. 7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, HE THAT IS WITHOUT SIN among you, let him first cast a stone at her. 8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. 9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. 10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? 11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more."
1 Timothy 1:8-10 (NIV) 8 We know that the law is good if one uses it properly. 9 We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, 10 for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers‚ÄĒand for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine 11 that conforms to the gospel concerning the glory of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.
Matthew 7:21-23 (NJKV) 21 ‚ÄúNot everyone who says to Me, ‚ÄėLord, Lord,‚Äô shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‚ÄėLord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?‚Äô 23 And then I will declare to them, ‚ÄėI never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!‚Äô