Crisis In The Black Church  Part 4: The Need For Repentance

Part 5: The Righteous Will Be Saved   Part 53: Jesus: His Name In Prayer

Part 54: The Righteousness of Prayer


Part 5: Will The Prayers of God’s Messengers Be A Blessing To The Lost?


In the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth


Editors Note: Beloved our hearts burn as we see many in the Church houses that don’t have a clue as to the need for God’s Truth. It is written that one cannot receive salvation without the Truth. Meanwhile the False Prophets crowd the minds and the Black hearts of the Spiritually blind with different interpretations of the Bible and the various foul and ungodly versions of the Bible. Thus many people that profess to be Christians believe (they can do anything and live anyway) they can just attend Church are give money and they are guaranteed a saving grace.  We bear witness that the Word reveals that Christ Jesus provided the means for all to be saved. However you must exhibit faith, obedience and the allegiance to God’s Truth to be saved to salvation. Being saved is an on-going process. Thus the road to Hell will be running over with lost Christians while there will be a narrow road with few on the road to Peace and Paradise but none will be lonely.


Greetings Brethren,


Peace be unto you. To the Church and believing Christians everywhere and those that believe in the Bible as the Supreme authority of God’s Laws. For the record and the sign post many people that confess to be Christians are now during these trying times looking to man, materialism and God knows what as additional authorities on how to get to Heaven. Glory be to God our Father and to His Son our Savior Christ Jesus blessed by the Holy Spirit.


Beloved there is power in the prayers of the righteous. David was a praying man. For the record man also needs a praying woman if he can find one, especially for those that will marry and not burn. Meanwhile we see that Jonah also was a praying man. However before we go further as the Spirit moves please read with me and say aloud or in your heart “The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want.” Say it again. This is a powerful message and I trust that it will give you comfort in the darkest hours of distress.


The Lord prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. Jonah prayed to God from the belly of the fish. And the Lord spoke unto the fish, and it vomited up Jonah upon dry land. And the word came to Jonah the second time. We will mention several verses found at Jonah the 2nd Division. However we suggest that you read and study all 10 verses.


Johan 2: 1-3 “Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord his God out of the fish’s belly,


“And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the Lord, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.”


“For thou hast cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.”


Reflecting on verse 1 we declare that at Matthew 19: 26 we see that anything right is possible with the Lord. Jonah although disobedient was a Godly man. He was alive and well in the belly of the fish. However in these unusual surroundings he prayed.


Although the belly of the fish was unpleasant he was experiencing a miracle. That experience and his attempts to flee from the Lord placed the Lord on his mind. Thus, “and said, I cried.” The word hell at this place means Hades or the world of the dead the underworld. Jonah here uses it to refer to the underworld as he was alive and a miracle had spared him to remain in good health. We also note that the Lord heard his prayer. The Lord will also hear our prayers.


The Lord will also hear us as He heard Jonah and later also heard David. We refer you to several powerful scriptures that reveal the essence of crying out to the Lord for help in great times of trouble. First look at II Samuel 2 as David reflects on his trials to ascend the throne as king of Israel. Also for your thought, mediation and study see Psalms 18: 4-6, 22: 24, 120: 1, 130: 1 and 142: 1. We also suggest that you read and digest the complete Psalms at each place.


As Jonah is cast into the sea we see that although by Jonah’s request it was by God’s will and authority. We now turn to the last two verses in Chapter 2.


Jonah 2: 9-10:  “But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord.”


“And the Lord spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.”


When we see the mention of vows and sacrifices we see several precedents in scripture. For example at Leviticus 27: 1-33, Deuteronomy 23: 21 and Psalms 50: 14 and 68: 20. Meanwhile Jonah makes a promise of devotion to God upon his deliverance from the helpless condition he is in. This clearly indicates a truly penitent heart. He knows that if he is able to continue as a servant of the Lord it will be through His help.


At our last verse we see the word spake. God can communicate with anything He created as He is the Creator. Thus the Lord communicated with the fish and compelled it to spit Jonah up on ground not saturated with water. Now the text tells us of his mission. Do you have a mission? Will your mission be completed when Jesus comes back?


Cont. Part 6: Those That Accept The Gospel Hear God




Peace and Golden Paradise, Carl A. Patton a willing slave and servant of  Almighty God  the Father and Christ writing for the FreedomJournal 20  November 2008 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.


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