Friday, April 04, 2014
Table of Contents
* The Lord
Prayer of the Righteous
* God is not Listening
* Answered Prayers are
* Unanswered Prayers
* Example of the
Answers the Prayer of the Righteous
When the Lord answers our prayer we can be assured we are among
the righteous (saved, sanctified, born again)
Prov 10:24 "The fear of the wicked, it shall
come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted."
God is not
The wicked do not have God's ear. The
saved that are acting like
the wicked do not either. This is why the backslidden often think
they have lost their salvation.
But when prayers are answered, we can be assured
that we are among the righteous!
Prov 15:29 "The LORD is far from the wicked:
but he heareth the prayer of the righteous."
Prayers are Assurance
Great encouragement is realized by the saint with answered prayers,
he knows that he is
Psa 37:4 "Delight thyself also in the LORD;
and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart."
No matter what the wicked want, God does not hear them, unless they
want to be
saved. God does not hear the backslidden unless they
want to ask forgiveness.
John 9:31 "Now we know that God heareth not
sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will,
him he heareth."
Don't confuse blessings with answered prayer. There is no assurance
in blessings. Blessings fall on the good and bad alike.
Mat 5:45 "That ye may be the children of your
Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil
and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust."
example of the backslidden
James 4:3 "Ye ask, and receive not, because ye
ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts."
G. Steven Andres
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