I’m getting a lot of comments that act as if when Christians say they are praying for Ukraine, for the freedom convoy of truckers, or any of the major problems going on around our world today, people get up in arms and make dumb comments like, “what would prayer do?” or “why not do something to actually help?,” etc. As if to say, Christians only sit around praying and contemplating their navels.
Christians do a lot of things in this world, and probably at the top of their list is seeking God first in all situations. Seeking his guidance and protection, asking him to help those in troubled parts of the earth. And to say that prayer “is doing nothing to help” shows supreme ignorance by those who do not believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Just wanted to get this out there. God moves mountains and does whatever he wants. He also responds to earnest prayer’s of his children.
So next time you say we Christians pray and do nothing at all, but pray, you have to know God and his power, and we do other things that help the earth. Besides prayer.
To understand the power of prayer is all wise.
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I know Suzanne that you already understand these things but those who are not believers would find it easy to mock things they know nothing about. To them I would say to stop and reconsider. If there be any amount of faith in them at all to sincerely and humbly ask God to open their eyes to the truth. This verse comes to mind regarding the gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18 NKJV
As I read the word of God I have been seeing certain doctrines that would be surprising even to some Christians. Only those chosen of God may see the truth as His Holy Spirit reveals truth in the hearts of His children. Simply, if a person is not born again, not one of God’s elect and unless God’s Holy Spirit opens up a person’s heart to the truth, literally open their spiritual eyes they will continue to be in darkness. We need to be reborn spiritually. It’s called being born again, spiritually regenerated and this is something only God can do in a person. It is not an act of our own will. (See John 1:12-13)
10 Then the disciples came to Him (Jesus) and said, Why do You speak to them in parables?
11 And He replied to them, To you it has been given to know the secrets and mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.
12 For whoever has [spiritual knowledge], to him will more be given and he will be furnished richly so that he will have abundance; but from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away.
13 This is the reason that I speak to them in parables: because having the power of seeing, they do not see; and having the power of hearing, they do not hear, nor do they grasp and understand.
14 In them indeed is the process of fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah, which says: You shall indeed hear and hear but never grasp and understand; and you shall indeed look and look but never see and perceive.
15 For this nation’s heart has grown gross (fat and dull), and their ears heavy and difficult of hearing, and their eyes they have tightly closed, lest they see and perceive with their eyes, and hear and comprehend the sense with their ears, and grasp and understand with their heart, and turn and I should heal them.
Matthew 13:10-17 AMPC
We need the Lord Jesus Christ. All of us have broken God’s laws and are by nature sinners who cannot after death enter into heaven unless our sin is taken out of the way. In God’s judgment we are destined to eternal Hell, a place of torment and flame because of our sins, eternally separated from Him. This is why the Lord Jesus Christ came to Earth to save those who are lost in their sin. Born of a woman, conceived by the Holy Spirit, Jesus who is God incarnate walked amongst us. He lived a perfectly sinless life. There was no sin found in Him and when this world murdered Him on the cross, God the Father in His amazing love and grace turned Christ’s death in the cross as a sacrifice for all our sins for those who believe. Jesus is the sacrificial Lamb of God. After Jesus died He rose from the dead on the third day conquering death and hell procuring eternal salvation to all those who would believe in Him and trust in Him to save them from their sins. By our receiving Christ by faith alone God the Father sees a person clothed in Christ’s perfect righteousness. We then are completely forgiven and heaven is opened up for us. This is the unspeakable free gift, the preciousness of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is the Pearl of Great Price! He is waiting for those now to come to Him and ask His forgiveness and He promises to them eternal life and to be with Him for eternity.
23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God [that is, His remarkable, overwhelming gift of grace to believers] is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23 AMP
36 He who believes and trusts in the Son and accepts Him [as Savior] has eternal life [that is, already possesses it]; but he who does not believe the Son and chooses to reject Him, [disobeying Him and denying Him as Savior] will not see [eternal] life, but [instead] the wrath of God hangs over him continually.” John 3:36 AMP
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Thank you, well said. Today’s world needs God so much and unbelievers don’t understand they are lost, and they are blind to the truth. We’ll keep praying for our world and for the lost. God bless.