Monday, February 27, 2017

Why Prayers Not Answered? 1 (HP01)

Mat 7:9  Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?
When our children ask for bread (food), we will immediately feed our hungry children. Similarly, when we pray for bread (jobs to provide food for the family), our Father in heaven will always provide. However, if the bread the son asked for, to God is a stone, which will choke him to death, He will not answer his prayer no matter how much he pleads, e.g. a youth (esp. girls) wanting a job in bars, gaming dens, and places of sins where temptations and sins are everywhere.

Mat 7:10  Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent?
A fish gives better nutrition. If a faithful and able brother comes before the church and ask for prayer to fill the GM or CEO position, the whole church will pray and fast for him because he will get the vans to ferry the children to Sunday schools and get his staff to be exposed to Christianity.

However when God sees that the fish is actually a snake which will kill him (this new job will require him to travel and also to entertain, and it won't be long before he becomes an adulterer or drunkard) God will not answer his prayer no matter how much the church had prayed or fasted.

God can see that soon his marriage will be broken, family destroyed and damnation awaits him.

Brethren, all our prayers for bread, fish, provisions, blessings, healings, jobs, successes, restorations, etc. are excellent for us in our own sight, but unfortunately in God's sight, majority of these requests are either stones or snakes.

God knows each one of us especially our faith and our limitations. He will always protect us and will not allow us to be killed by stones, snakes, etc. for nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.