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Act of Obedience

Prayer Series Part 2 – An Act of Obedience

Prayer is the most profound function in our faith system. It is the medium of communication between God and us. It is given to us to keep our close relationship intact and continue to develop a more fruitful understanding of Him. Through the reconciliatory work made by the Son, this entire experience happened. Prayer is one of the powerful weapons God gave us.

(Go back to read Part 1: Power of Prayers)

When a disciple asked Jesus, “Lord, teach us to pray, they were all satisfied and never asked to teach them another prayer. It had never been more important for God’s people to be on their knees, pray while standing, or lie in bed. If the position in praying were that important, Jesus would have said it.

God hears prayers because He knew our parents had prayed for us while we were still in our mother’s womb. Prayer initiates the beginning of our relationship with God and the ultimate way of building a closer distance from Him. When Seth, the third Son of Adam, grew up, he had a son named Enosh. Then, people began to worship and call on the name of the LORD.  

Whether our prayers are answered, we are sure God is not ignoring them. Therefore, we should always be achievable beings ready to share the good news of our Lord Jesus about the message from the Father that the kingdom of God is at hand.

Let us help bring God’s fullness and wholeness to the universe, which could only happen when we totally submit to Him in one spirit and purposefully defeat our sinful nature. We have been in a battle of the mind since the beginning of our time here on earth and are only in survival mode because of the work of the life force— The Holy Spirit.

We cannot deny why prayer is so important. The Bible begins calling on the name of the LORD in the first book of the Bible and closes its chapter in prayer in Revelation 22:20. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. From the beginning until the end, the prayer makes this love letter from our LORD the primary source of contact with our Creator—The Father of all creations.

The Bible says: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your insight, is a revered spoken word. It may not be clear to you at this time. Still, it will come a time when the kingdom which Jesus taught during his ministerial work on earth has already been put in place in everyone’s heart and at the same time clothed with the Armor of God that may cause burden to tempters that imply wickedness to your mind. The wall of the kingdom we have to defend is the kingdom we already have since birth and made known to you at this time, and all you need is to believe or to ask a truly learned individual when in doubt.  

During the church age, many early Christian fathers made their own opinions regarding doctrinal views. The great schism is the split of a group of believers due to differences in beliefs. Two great church reformers split in doctrinal views, but both co-exist simultaneously.

We will discuss this topic at length after finishing our prayer series. Whether we call prayer a kind of worship, rites, or ritual, as long as you do it for the LORD, it cannot be charged against you as an ungodly act. If we follow how Jesus Christ taught his disciples would contribute to the fullness of prayer, the pattern is called ACTS, which I mentioned before. Then, when Jesus rules the earth with his righteous people, it could be you, one of the elects, that will witness the stars in its glorious bodies.

Our hope will be more significant, and our faith will be more vital, eventually producing the true meaning of love, which undeniably is the weapon to suppress the evil mind. The evil spirit will then realize that the love they know does not love at all, but possession and obsession with hate! Therefore, when someone shows you hatred, please ignore it and, in return, show them some patience and respect and walk away.  

The Bible says that when someone throws a stone at you, give them back bread; instead of fighting back, give them something that they can nourish, and they may learn from you the goodness and joy of being loved (respect). We should be ready to be criticized when we criticize someone for their actions. The best thing to do in the presence of criticism is to turn to prayer instead of being attracted to pay attention. There is an often-used expression that those who live in glass houses should not throw stones. When you let Love work with your emotion, it will prevent you from going low.

Love our enemy will be the most effective defense we possess and will be so powerful that it will lead us to victory till they put hate under their sole and harvest love instead. Love is patience, and when we pray instead of talking back to the enemy and exchanging words, we allow ourselves to enjoy the pleasure of being patient, and patience is a virtue.

Prayer can make someone change of heart, and one day may come to you by surprise that the enemy you talk before becomes a well-spirited individual and follower of good news and belong to the soldiers of the Almighty. Angels rejoice when someone is saved. It is an excellent achievement for any individual to save a lost soul, and rewards go to both of them, then join the many believers to be part of a good universe and gain the heart of the LORD.

“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but so that the world might be saved through him”—John 3:17

When we focus on loving one another through faith and hope, evil mind, lies, deceptions, and temptations will depart from the face of the earth, and the kingdom of heaven will be felt and visible to everyone that made it. The sovereign power of the word of God will be our soul’s desire. Prayer is the only way to fill our hunger for peace and prosperity, protection, and guidance, and it is proven when you call on the name of the LORD, He listens.

Jesus prayed, King David did pray, King Solomon, the kings, the prophets so many to list, and the Almighty heard all. We cannot ignore to pray as it has its power. When Jabez prayed to expand his agricultural territory, God answered his prayer; King Solomon prayed to ask for knowledge and understanding. He received more than that and the wisdom of God. It is proven, and there is no doubt about it—Pray.

Let us call on the name of the LORD to give us peace on earth sooner than later. We need to pray not only when we are in distress, when the going gets tough, when things seem to fall apart but also when things are going well when life is worth living, when everyone recognizes that life is beautiful, and when we pay attention to doing good things. Good work begets good results. Vegetables beget vegetables.

With our prayer, God will be pleased. When we ignore to pray, we ignore Him. We experience God talking to us through His spoken words, and through that word of truth, we grow our knowledge. In his letter to the Ephesians, Paul told us that God’s desire is for us to pray “on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests” (Ephesians 6:18).

“But I gave them this command: Obey me, and I will be your God, and you will be my people. Walk in obedience to all I command that it may go well with you.” Jeremiah 7:23  (NIV)

Continue to Read Part 3: Act of Submission and Dependency

Part 1: Power of Prayers 

Part 2: An Act of Obedience

Part 3: Act of Submission and Dependency

Part 4: Posture in Praying

Part 5: Answered Prayer 

Part 6: House of Prayer

Part 7: In Jesus’ Name

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