THOUGHT: Prayer without results is ritual.
SCRIPTURE: Luke 18:1
PRAYER IS COMMUNICATING WITH YHWH Yochanan (John)
A. Communicate: To give and receive information.
B. Communication: A giving and receiving of information by talk,
1. If you ask
me a question yet not allow me to answer, then we have not had full communication.
II. TO THE
NATURAL MAN OR THE CARNAL BELIEVER, PRAYER IS RIDICULOUS AND A WASTE OF EFFORT -- I
A. There is Nothing
the Senses Can Relate To
1. I Timothy
2. YHWH is
omnipresent. Every hospital room is filled
with the power of יְהוָה necessary to heal every person there.
B. Messianic Jews
(Hebrews) 11:6 is a Prerequisite to Answered Prayer
III. WHY PRAY?
A. John Wesley
said, It seems as though YHWH can do nothing for humanity except we ask Him.
B. Sovereignty is a
Much Misunderstood Subject in the believers life.
sovereign in the sense that He is Supreme, not that He is a dictator.
a. I Timothy
2:3,4 (this is YHWHs will, yet not everyone will be saved)
2:8-10 (ordain - prepare: you can prepare your child for a career, but they must decide
whether or not to walk in it)
Supreme, has decided that everything should operate by laws (natural and spiritual)
(Genesis) 1:26-28 (Mankind has been given the authority on the earth)
(John) 16:23 (This implies if you dont ask, you wont receive)
D. Man was Created
With the Right of Choice
1. Prayer is
an act of your will
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