Why God isn’t Answering Your Prayers

prayerPsalm 66:18:

If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.

God will not hear the prayers of someone who is cherishing sin in their heart. We need to be completely honest and sincere with God. If there is any sin in our lives which we have not given over to the Lord, our relationship with God will be compromised.

If we say in our heart, I will give everything to the Lord except my lustful thoughts, or my liquor drinking, or my temper; God will not honor us. God honors those who honor Him. It is only after we make a complete surrender to the Lord that He may bless us with answered prayer.

Now, this doesn’t mean that we have to start living a completely sinless life before God fulfills our prayers. Don’t get me wrong. We could be struggling with a certain sin. We may honestly want to stop lusting or drinking; and we may be praying to God for his mercy and strength over those matters. And He will honor our prayers. What’s important, however, is that we are seeking God in the matter and that we are fighting the battle to overcome it.

Whatever your struggle is, give it over to God. Rest assured that He will aid you as long as you are not holding any of your sinful desires back. And if you are wondering why your prayers aren’t being answered, examine yourself to see if there is any area in your life that you have surrendered to the Lord Jesus Christ.

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All the World Will Worship the Lord

PraiseGodPsalm 66:4:

All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name. Selah.

The psalmist here speaks of a time when all of the earth shall worship God. When will that be? Apparently, that will only be after the second coming of Jesus and the destruction of the wicked. Then will God establish his kingdom of righteousness. Everyone in it will be saved; and they will all worship the Lord together. I look forward to that time, don’t you?

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Protection in the Shadow of God’s Wings, or Not?

handThe Bible promised protection from God. However, sometimes good people, even Christians, suffer and die. Why does this happen? I attempt to explain this in this hub. Click here to read it. Or click on the image above.

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Salvation & Sanctification

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Psalm 56:13:

For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?

The statement that King David made above is also applicable to the Christian experience. God has delivered us from death—the penalty of sin. Jesus died for our sins on the cross so we don’t have to. Along with saving us, God also enables us to walk, that is to live, according to His Word.

Second Peter 1:3-4 puts it this way:

…his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

In other words, we are not only saved from the penalty of sin, we are also saved from the power of sin. We don’t have to sin. Moreover we shouldn’t be sinning. That is what God wants to teach us. Not only so we can be a glory to His name and blessing to others in this life, but so we can prepare for the eternal life of righteousness to come.

May God be with you in your daily walk with Him. God bless you.

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The Return of Jesus in Psalm 50

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Jesus – The Light & Truth of God

newjerusalemPsalm 43:3:

O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.

David spoke of God’s “light” and “truth” which were to lead him to God’s “holy hill”. What is this light and truth? And what did David mean by holy hill?

The light and truth of God are Jesus and His Word. Notice how this is indicated by the following scriptures:

Light

“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” – John 8:12

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” – Psalm 119:105

Truth

Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” – John 14:6

“Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” – John 17:17

God’s “holy hill” is basically Heaven. Psalm 24:4 talks about ascending to it; and Christians expect to ascend to Heaven at the second coming of Jesus (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; John 14:2-3).

Therefore, it is Jesus and His Word which will lead us to Heaven. If we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior and follow His Word, there will be found a place for us in eternal glory.

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Giving Equals Blessings!

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Psalm 41:1, 2:

1. Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.

2. The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies.

This passage really resonatges with me, because I can relate to it. I remember when I was finishing my 9 year federal prison term. I was a Christian by now. I was in a holding cell, awaiting deportation to Poland. There was a Mexican national with me, awaiting deportation to Mexico.

I had about $270 in my pocket. The Mexican guy mentioned that he had no money for the bus to get from the location of his deportation to his home, which cost $15. I happily gave him the money for his bus ticket.

There are blessings in giving; and I knew that I would need all the divine help that I could get in days ahead. I was getting deported to a country that I knew nearly nothing about. I was born there, but left with my family when I was three years old. However, I’m happy to say that God didn’t let me down.

My deportation took place over two years. Currently, I am the owner of a flat worth over $50,000 and I have a steady income. God is good.

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Becoming a Wintess for God

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Psalm 40:1-3

“1. I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

2. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.

3. And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.”

This scripture outlines how someone becomes a witeness for the Lord. First, they pray for deliverance and God saves them. Then they declare the saving grace of God to others, which leads them to salvation.

This really should be the experience of every Christian. If we appreciate the salvation of God, then we won’t be ashamed to tell others about it. However, if we’re not witnessing for the Lord, we may need to re-evaluate our relationship with Him.

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God is More Powerful than the Illuminati!

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Ps. 33:10

“The Lord bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.”

I’ve been hearing a lot about secret societies like the Jesuits, Illuminati, Freemasons, etc.; and their plans of world domination and the annihilation of everyone that opposes them.

I rememmber even watching a video about about he RFID chip, and how it was suposed to be used to impliment this plan. The problem with that is, the RFID chip was supposed to be put into use in 2008; and it is now 2013…

I’m not doubting the existence of these groups or their plans of domination or destruction. However, I think it is important to keep in mind that nothing happens without God’s permission. God is more powerful than the Vatican or the Illuminati; and if He doesn’t want their plans to come to fruition, there is nothing they can do about it.

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The Standard of God’s Word


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Ps. 33:4

“For the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth.”

God’s Word is the standard of what’s right. Too bad that it’s not recognized as so by so much of the World. If it would be held up as the standard that it is, maybe we would have less crime and immorality.

Many people in the world are in darkness. They are raised in families where they are not taught the Word of God. As a result, they are left to judge what is right and wrong to themselves; and that is a very dangerous thing. The reason being is because when lying, stealing and criminal behavior are convenient and lead to financial prosperity, they are easy to justify. And sometimes, doing the right thing does not work to our temporal advantage.

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