Why Doesn’t Prayer Seem To Work? (Ep 106 Uncommon Christianity)

Why Doesn’t Prayer Seem To Work? (Ep 106 Uncommon Christianity)

[MUSIC PLAYING] The Christian needs
to understand he doesn’t belong to this world. We are not of this world. We are of another world. And we’re waiting for our
King to bring our world here, not for us to go to heaven. We’re waiting for our King
to bring our world here. The mistake that
Christians make is that we have to tolerate this
world until we go to heaven. But heaven is only for those who
die before our world gets here. Didn’t Jesus teach us, when He
was teaching us how to pray, did He not say, pray this
way, thy kingdom come, thy will be done in
earth as it is in heaven? Well, when is that
going to happen? As we move toward
the coming of Christ, or to the end of time
as we understand it, the darkness, the evil,
is going to get worse. But because the church
is on the earth, it says also the
standard of righteousness is going to get better. So what you should start
to see as we move forward is the evil becoming
more pronounced. But you should also
see the righteousness being more pronounced. So there’ll be a clear
separation of the two worlds. Some would say and think that
God could interfere, interrupt, challenge, every evil
thing and make it right. And He could actually. He’s God. There’s nothing He can’t do. But He won’t. And He’s not going to do that. What God did do, He
interfered and intercepted the eternal outcome
of everything. That one event where God stepped
in changes the eternal outcome and gives every human
being opportunity to have the eternal outcome that
God intended before he created the heavens and the earth. Jesus told the
believer, in this world, you will have tribulation. But fear not, for I
have overcome the world. In the end, the new heavens will
come, the new earth will come, every thing will have justice. But for the believer, certain
things shouldn’t happen to us. Things like sickness
and disease, that should not take Christians out. And God made a way for that
not to take Christians out because the church should
be living under the covenant promises. And health is part of that. Or defeating sickness
is part of that. The question to
ask is, why, then, do sickness and disease
and things like those evils take out Christians? We need to stop and
say, what’s wrong? Nothing’s wrong on God’s end. God provided the means for that
to be conquered by his people. So if we’re not conquering
it, maybe the people are out of order or
out of sync with God. That would be my argument. We’re out of sync with God. One place that’s quoted
much about prayer when they have major prayer
meetings, if my people, which are called by my name,
will humble themselves and repent and pray, I
will heal their land. But they never
emphasize the fact that it says humble ourselves
and repent from our sin, which means God is saying that
we’re in sin, His people, but if we get our sin
right and then go and pray, He’ll hear us. But what we do is we quote that. And everyone is in the exact
state they were living. And now we all go and pray. And we think God heard us. But if you’re going to
make that reference, maybe the most important
part of that reference isn’t the prayer. It’s aligning ourselves
as good people first. We miss that. When God tells Isaiah to tell
the people, what the heck are they praying to me for? I don’t hear them. Yet they fast. And they do all this stuff. And they think they’re
fulfilling righteousness. And I have nothing to
do with what they say. I will never answer them. But here’s what you tell them. Make these adjustments. And then I will hear them. And many times, the
prophets or the true voices of God in history came to
God’s people to adjust them. They kill those prophets. But then there
were other prophets at the same time who were
not true prophets who said all sweet things
to God’s people. And those prophets,
they praised. It’s the same today. We accept the voices
of encouragement that give us no responsibility. But if we can start to
hear the voices that we can be encouraged from if
we would take responsibility of what they’re saying, yeah. Then there was a great end. And there’s even
solutions for the present. But the church is out of order. And it needs to get right. [MUSIC PLAYING]

12 thoughts on “Why Doesn’t Prayer Seem To Work? (Ep 106 Uncommon Christianity)

  1. Could you point out which covenant promise you're talking about in relation to health? Or are you talking about the passage in Exodus 15?

  2. God requires true convertion and commitment to Him! The acts of religious practices are not enough. There is need for genuinity in this life! We all want friends who are driven by sincerity to the cause and not by selfish ulterior motives. Likewise, GOD wants us to be truly His and not just hanging around to satisfy our selfish demands. He deserves our love and devotion!

  3. No Heaven is for God the Father and God the son, read John 3:13. The Kingdom of Heaven is what Yeshua is preparing for us so he can bring it to us when everything is over. No one has gone to Heaven or hell.

  4. If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, with their trespass which they trespassed against me, and that also they have walked contrary unto me; And that I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity: Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land.

    Leviticus 26:40‭-‬42 KJV

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