• The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. (Luke 4:18-19).
  • Sunday, 7 April 2013

    Daniel's Prophecies Were Fulfilled In History.

    Daniel's Prophecies Were Fulfilled In History.
    Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice. Psalm 55:17 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime. Daniel 6:10 The prayer life of Daniel began in his youth. He set aside a time and place daily for earnest prayers. James 4:8/5:16 both speak of the value of continual emotional and earnest prayers.
    Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. In fact, Jesus Himself said that we should ask, seek, and knock for answers in his name and authority. Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. Matthew 7:7 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. John 14:15 Of course, if we are of a doubtful mind or not serving God in singleness of heart and regard sin in our hearts, then the Lord will not accept our prayers. But if we are praying according to His will; (We are not praying for lustful selfish things, but instead walking in the light even as He is the light) He then shall answer us either with yes, no, or later.

     One person who was carnal minded and foolish took out of context one Scripture, concluding by his interpretation that God was not real. Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. Matthew 18:19-20 Here Jesus was talking to His apostles or disciples, who already obeyed the truth knowing both the will of and word of God. Matthew 18:1 proves this point. At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus. A stranger who does not obey nor holds His word in their heart and life is still unsaved. God is under no obligation to answer a faithless or doubting prayer of disrespect. Furthermore, Jesus said that He would be in the midst of His followers but He did not say how. Most people expect a physical appearance. But God is a Spirit. Mush like the wind when it blows, you cannot see it but it's know by it's effects, so is God. If a person already obeyed Acts 2:38 by real faith and Divine grace, then they would feel the presence of God by the Holy Spirit in them. I sometimes pray and feel nothing, but I know that my Redeemer lives in me and with me. More often though, especially in the strength of fellowship of other Christians, do I feel the very presence of God moving upon me. For we walk by faith and not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7

    We know that Daniel prayed under the impulse, direction, or leading of the Holy Spirit. He prayed in fulfillment of God's own word for him and his people. Daniel's prayer also demanded self-denial and this was accomplished by fasting. In the Sermon On The Mount, Jesus said to His disciples "When You pray...you fast..." He did not say if; as He took it for granted that His followers would deny themselves of the flesh - to fulfill the will of the spirit. And finally, Daniel was totally committed to praying. He was threatened and then cast into a pit of lions for his steadfast prayers to God. Yet God sent His messengers the holy angels, to shut the mouths of them to save His servant. He did not fear man nor waver from his belief in God even under the penalty of death.

    Daniel sought God alone and He was found in plain view of all. He prayed in season and out of season, therefore like a son was he spared by the Lord. Not every leper will be healed, nor widow's son raised from the dead, or blind man from birth given sight; but it was for whom it was appointed before-times, because of faith and Divine circumstances unto the glory of God. One thing is promised for certain. That is if we live like Daniel or righteously and Godly in this present world, then God will changed this corrupted flesh unto a glorious body that will endure for all-time.

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