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Continuing here in 'Sanctuary' this month, from Wednesday, April 4, 2018, Sunday, April 8, 2018, let us continue with our focus on 'Prayers in the Morning', 'Praises in the Evening'. Enjoy every opportunity to be 'focused' when in the presence of the Lord. Amen. Amen.
So, let's see how people prayed in the past, and how the Good Lord heard and answered their prayers. Why? Simply because God does not change. What we see, what is revealed to us in the Bible, is what can happen for each of us. God wants us to 'know' that 'He is', and, that 'He is there to hear', and 'to answer our prayers'.
[Psalm 110:4;Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 1:12] audio-bible.com/bible/bible.htlm
Pray - To talk with God, and, to listen to God talk to us. Be prepared 'to hear and to obey'. [James 1:19-25]
POST 1, JONAH, APRIL 4, 2018, POST 2, 'Eve'. APRIL 8, 2018. Continuing today, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, Sunday, April 15, 2018, and Wednesday, April 18, 2018 POSTS 3A-B-C, let us look over a few posts at Abraham and Sarah, and God's promise to them about a 'son', even in their old age, Then, we will also check out God's answered prayer to another older couple, Elisabeth and Zachariah. For you see, God has definitive plans for each child born, and, nothing is impossible with God. [Genesis 18:14] Amen. Amen.
What are we, in the 21st Century to learn from the marriage between Abraham and Sarah and, their lives of faith in God?
First, and foremost, to have a 'personal relationship' with the God of Creation, just like they did. You will find in each of the 'rooms' of 'my house in Jesus', posts with all the details as to the importance of this 'first thing first'. For it takes the very working of God in each person to have 'a biblical marriage', marriage God's way. And, without the Good Lord's Holy Spirit, it is impossible to have the 'fruit' required for such a marriage. [John 3:16; Galatians 5; 1 Corinthians 7, 13] FIRST THINGS, FIRST.
THEN,Second, when He directs you towards a goal, DO NOT TRY MANKIND'S WAYS TO ACCOMPLISH GOD'S PLAN. When the Lord impresses any of us with His Word, we must allow the Holy Spirit to guide us, to lead us, to provide the counsel we need to be prepared and then, used of God to accomplish what God has said. We are 'branches' on the Vine'. [For more, see the Posts 5A-B-C in my 'Biblical Worldview Room', March 28, 2018.] Otherwise, we will make a mess of the matter.
Third, the relationship between husbands and wives is the 'mirror' of the relationship between Jesus Christ and the Church. It is special. IT IS HOLY MATRIMONY. Accordingly, husbands and wives are to 'pray for each other', to live in harmony' and to show the world, how Jesus loves His own. Holy Matrimony is the representation or type of the mystery of God and Israel, as well, and he looks for 'a godly seed', and 'unhindered prayers'. Only the Good Lord, causes a 'marriage' to be - 'HOLY'.
[Malachi 2:13-16; 1 Corinthians 7:10-16; Chapter 13; Ephesians 5:22-33; James 5:16-19; 1 Peter 3:7]
Fourth and equally important, we are not to just consider 'formal prayers' as praying, but, we are to 'pray without ceasing'. [1 Thessalonians 5:17]. How do we do that? We are 'talking' to the Lord, and 'listening to His quiet still voice', continually during the day and night as we are awake. 'Lord, what shall I do with .......?' 'Lord, what do you think about.....?' 'Lord, I was thinking that.......' 'Lord let me ask you to be with so and so, in their trial of....' 'Lord, how may I serve you....?etc.
And, fifth, the flip side of 'talking to Him', is that we are 'listening for His responses', or, His 'gentle nudgings', leading us on paths of righteousness for His namesake at all times, as we maintain, 'perfect peace', in trusting and obeying Him. [Psalm 23:3; Isaiah 26:3] This is how we are ever in the very 'center' of His will, by trusting and obeying Him, moment by moment, just like Abraham! This is what we see revealed in the life of Abraham and Sarah. Both, Abraham and Sarah 'knew' the 'voice of God', for they had an on-going personal relationship with God. [John 10:3, 10:27, 18:37] This is what God wants for y0u, for me.
Sixth, notice what happens when we take matters into our own hands. We end up with 'delays' in God's plans for us. God is 'intimate' and 'cares' about EACH AND EVERY DETAIL OF OUR LIVES, IF WE ARE - HIS CHILDREN. HE IS THE GREATEST FATHER ANY ONE CAN HAVE, FOR REAL. BUT, HE IS IN CHARGE, INCLUDING WITH 'TIME'. WE WAIT, THEREFORE.
[Psalms 25:3, 27:14, 37:7,130:3; Isaiah 30:18, 40:23, 40:31Lamentation 3:25-26;Micah 7:7;Luke 12:36; 1 Peter 5:7]
Seventh, notice how the LORD showed that Abraham and Sarah were to him, of equal dignity, heirs together, [Romans 8:17; 1 Peter 3:7]; of equality, in His speaking to each [Genesis 17, 18; 1 Corinthians 1:9; 1 John 1:3]; both were of equal humility [Romans 8:23]; and their lives had a mutual destiny. [John 3:16] They were - husband and wife, a 'biblical example of husband and wife in Holy Matrimony'.
Finally, eighth, this is how the Good Lord sees married men and women, today. May you be blessed!
Beginning Sunday, April 22, 2018, we shall take a look at another 'biblical married couple' who also waited long 'in faith' for a child with a destiny on the next series, Elisabeth and Zechariah. Please remember that all Scripture is written that we may have 'examples' of the Good Lord's dealings with people of faith in the past so that we can learn how to submit and surrender to the Lord for the best in our lives, today. i sincerely pray that the posts are being of tremendous benefit to you all, in the Blessed name of Jesus. Amen. Amen.
1 Corinthians 10:6]
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