Prayer…. Does it work or not?
Is it a waste of time?
Are there examples in the holy Scriptures to instruct us?
To name a few:
Do you remember Elijah?
He prayed to God that it would not rain.
A request that apparently has been still answered in our area of late heehee.
Remember when he prayed at Mt Carmel? The 350 prophets of Baal?
He made a challenge unto those prophets.
“And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.”
1 Kings 18:21 KJV
” Let the God who is the Lord answer with Fire” !
Man that’s putting your God on the line!
What happened? Well you know. The Prophets of Baal cried into the afternoon. but there was no answer. No fire; no God!
Elijah mocked them and laughed… ” maybe your God is talking to Someone else, maybe he is on vacation and away , or perhaps he is asleep.
Finally it became apparent the God the Prophets served was no God at all!
Such is the case with many false religions today.
There’s no doubt of the sincerity of many worshippers
But the problem is that there’s just no God there to receive their urgent cry.
Is that happening to you?
Well, pay attention . Elijah rebuilt the altar torn down by the Foolish Prophets, and poured water all around the sacrifice he had laid upon the altar.
See, you don’t just phone in an order to GOD!!!
You must come humbly and you must first prepare for prayer up rightly if you aim to get a successful hearing.
So he called the people together then prayed.
Altar rebuilt, a sacrifice prepared neatly upon the altar,
Then strangely poured water all over the offering, the altar and all the trenches around it.( see that water represented the Holy Spirit!!! Without the Holy Spirit nothing ever gets done of value!!
Then, in humility in prayer before a real honest to goodness Heavenly Father….
( Now That ll warm things up around your world!!!)…
Elijah prayed ….( Halleujah!!!)
And THE FIRE FELL DOWN FROM HEAVEN!!!
It consumed the offering,
It consumed the water .
God means business neighbor!!!
The GOD that was real showed up in Spades!!!!!
Man oh man what would our church be like today if the men and women of almighty GOD would offer up Prayer like ol Elijah did that day???
They’d forget the program’s, the playground, and the waterin down of the Gospel in the Church !!
Friend, GOD has been put to the test time and time again.
He’s got his part down good….
The problem is we need to get our part down better.
Instead of Seminary, Our preachers need to go back to Knee- Bo University!! Our Congregation needs to change their opinion as Elijah called it!
We need the actors out of the Church and The Real God Of Heaven needs to be voted back in!!! PTL!!!
We wouldn’t need glitzy add campaigns to try to trick folks to return to the house of GOD, the Power of GOD would draw like a magnet!!!
Remember what God demanded?
If My People which are called by my name. Shall humble themselves and ….. PRAY!!!!
Pray, Fervently!!! Repent then pray!!! The world would see a difference! And the Devil would have a heart attack!!! Heehee!
Real? Real?? Is prayer effective? Does it really Work?
Well just ask those prophets of Baal!!!
But you’ll never know …..
UNTIL YOU TRY IT YOURSELF!!!
GOD is no respecter of persons!
If he hears and answers Elijah , He will hear and answer you!
If you come like ol Elijah did.
Then you’ll …
Have a Heavenly Day!!!!