Monday, February 27, 2017

Why Prayers Not Answered? 2 (HP02)

Luke 11:12  Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
An egg is extremely nutritious and also the start of a new life. When one prays to God to change from his busy, poor and despised life (always have to pray for needs, directions, helps, etc.) to a peaceful happy and rich new life (an egg), we as parents, will be happy to help him achieve his ambition. But when our Father God sees that the egg is actually a scorpion, which will harm him and cause him great pains and sorrows, He will not answer his prayer because He loves him very much.

1 Tim 6:9-10  But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

So when God did not answer our prayers, some brethren will wilfully use unrighteous and sinful ways to fulfill their ambitions (e.g. bribes,  deceptions, theft, disobedience, lies, etc.), then God has nothing to do in their pursuits. All their temporal sinful achievements are snares and unacceptable to Him.

Please note that God cannot force us to do anything against our will and neither can He stop us from wilful sinning.

Luke 11:13  "If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”

John 14:26  "But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you."
Brethren, let the Holy Spirit be your Teacher, Lord and Master and He will guide you to pray for your best gifts (and not stones, snakes and scorpions). For all good gifts come from God, along with the blessings of peace, fulfillments, forgiveness, mercies, satisfactions, healings, love and most of all the joy of being counted worthy to serve Him. So be patient and wait for His best gifts.