The awkward and superficial appeals to God are not of any utility. Throughout the landscape of the world there are men of the cloth that carry a heart of Devilish desires. This is noted in the established Christian hierarchy of leadership. Thus, these people have no counsel with God. We bear witness that the prayers of those that have come to distort the scriptures and gain riches and wealth from the Word of God are ungodly and Doomed.
JUST WHAT IS THE GREATEST BIBLE PROPHECY?
Peace and Love,
Carl Patton writing for the FreedomJournal October 3, 2001 in the year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
CHRISTIANITY: FALSE TEACHING, FALSE DOCTRINES
THE MIRACLE OF HEALING
PART 50: THE PROMISE OF THE HOLY
the name of Jehovah God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.
The Christian is blessed with the
Promised Holy Spirit. This is the finest installment on our inheritance that is
revealed in the following scripture passages.
Ephesians 1: 11. "In whom also
we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose
of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:"
The word inheritance in this passage
has reference to the honorable work of extending the knowledge of the Gospel to
all of mankind. The Apostles were thusly predestined to carry out this work.
God also has the power to "worketh all things." Counsel means purpose
and advice. God formed his purpose concerning the plan of salvation through his
Son. Therefore God is sovereign and in charge. Thus as He planned long ago, his
purpose is to offer salvation to the world.
As we turn to Paul's letter to the
Romans, we see that the Jews were proud of the fact that they descended from
Isaac whose mother was Sarah and not Ishamael who was the illegitimate son of
Romans 9: 11. "For the children
being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of
God according to the election might stand, not of works, but of him that
Paul teaches that no one can make the
claim that they are called by God because of ethnic origins or works. God saves
as to his will. Thus, God's goodness and mercy save us not our own merit. Paul
notes the two brothers, Esau and Jacob. Here God made the choice before they were
born before they could have done anything, good or evil.
As we turn back to Paul's letter to
the Ephesians, we see him on a special mission to the Gentiles. In Ephesians 3:
14-21 Paul reveals the magnitude of God's love.
Ephesians 3: 14. "For this cause
I bow my knees unto the father of our Lord Jesus Christ,"
whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named."
"That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be
strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man:"
"For this cause" is also
mentioned in the first verse in chapter three. Paul was under house arrest for
Preaching and teaching about Christ. This was the cause noted in this passage.
"Bow my knees” is revealed as a position for prayer. However, prayer
is noted in other positions. For example in Matthew 26:39 Jesus fell on his
face and prayed. In Luke 18: 13 we see an acceptable prayer by the publican
although he prayed standing up. Also, in Luke -17 Jesus gave thanks while sitting.
Therefore, the validity of prayer is
more dependant on the condition of the heart. Thus, the position of the body
has little to do with the power of prayer and its being acceptable to God.
Hence the ungodly could pray in any position, but an insincere heart renders a
The extensive family of God is made
up of believers who believe in the past, present and future reality of God.
Also, believers have something in common. We all have the same father. As a
body there is strength in the family of God.
In verse 16 we see the beginning of
the prayer Paul proposes to offer to the father. "According to the riches
of his glory," identifies the vast and awesome riches of God the father.
One should not ask for favors greater than the possessions of the person. Here
the divine family receives favors from the agency of the spirit that fills the
"That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and
grounded in love."
"And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be
filled with all the fulness of God"
The love of God is total. It reaches
all of our being. Faith comes by hearing the word of God. (see Romans 10: 17).
Therefore when we receive the word in our hearts we have the teachings of Jesus
constantly with us. Here we see the meaning of the Apostles thought that He is
to dwell in your hearts by faith.
Finally the love of Christ is so
great that it far surpasses human knowledge. However, this fact should not
prevent man from having some knowledge of it.
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