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Re: Izzy's Prayers

Post by izzyfalcon » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:08 pm

“THE-SECRETS,…OF,…HOLINESS!”…

Tell me, dear-reader and friends. What is, truly the goal of any believer’s,…life?...

Is it, a godliness born of our own,…Faithful, experiences?... Our prayers, tend to prompt and nurture,…this desired, Obedience!...

We are those, who place our hearts-and-minds into the proper,…”frame”; enabling us, to receive this desired Obedience!... Of course, knowledge is also important,…because, without it; we cannot know, what Almighty-God, (Jehovah, His Excellent-Name): requires of us!...

However, knowledge and truth,…remain abstract; unless we commune with our Creator, in prayer. It is the Holy-Spirit, who mediates the Word-of-God and assists us,…in responding; to our Heavenly-Father, in prayer!...

Simply put, prayer holds a vital place in the lives of all,…believers!...

One, might pray and not be a Christian. But, one cannot be a Christian,…and; not pray!...(read, Romans 8:15). Yes, this spiritual adoption,…has made us, today; sons-and-daughters of our living-God!... And, it causes us,…to cry-out; in verbal expressions!...

Prayer, is to the believer,…what, breath; is to life, itself. Yet, no duty,…is so, neglected!...

Prayer, at least private-prayer,…is difficult to do; out of false-motives. One, can preach,…out of a false-motive; as do the false-teachers out there. One, can be involved in Christian activities,…out of; many false-motives!...

However, it is highly unlikely that anyone,…would commune with God; out of some, improper motive. We are invited, even commanded,…to pray. Prayer, is both a privilege and a duty. And, any duty,…can become; quite laborious!...

Prayer, is like any means of growth,…for the believer!... And, it requires,…much work. In a sense, prayer is unnatural to us. Though we were created for fellowship and communion, with our Maker,…the effects of our fall; have left most of us, very lazy and indifferent toward,…something as important: as prayer!...

Rebirth, quickens this inner-desire for communion with God!... But, sin,…resists; the Spirit!...

We can take comfort, from the fact that God,…knows our hearts; and that He, hears our unspoken petitions,…as well as: the very words uttered, which emanate from our lips. It is this, Holy-Spirit, (a third and separate entity); who intercedes for us!...(read, Romans 8:26-27).

This Spirit, helps us in our own,…weakness. So, even if we pray incorrectly,…this Holy-Spirit; corrects our errors, as He takes our prayers,…before: our Heavenly-Father!... All of it, is done according to the very will,…of; Almighty-God!... Amen.

Your Friend,
Izzy!...
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Re: Izzy's Prayers

Post by izzyfalcon » Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:13 pm

“ARE-THERE,…PATTERNS-FOR-PRAYING?”…

Our Jesus-of-Nazareth, performed many miracles!...

During the course of His Earthly-Ministry, Jesus walked on water,...healed the sick; and even raised, the Dead!...

Friends, this world could not contain all the books,…that would be written; of what the Son-of-God, did!...(read, John 21:25).

His disciples, didn’t ask Jesus,…”How”; to pray. Instead, they pleaded with Him,…that, He; teach them, “TO-Pray!”…(read, Luke 11). Folks, Jesus’ remarks on the,…”Pattern,…For,…Prayer”; is found in, (read, Matthew 6:5-9).

Don’t be hypocrites. Pray in private. Don’t heap-up, empty phrases,…with your; many words. Notice-well, that Jesus said,…”Pray, then,…like this”… He, did (Not),…say; “Pray,…This,…Prayer!”…

Or,…”Pray,…These,…Words!”…

There remains, some question as to whether,…Jesus; ever meant for us, to repeat His example-prayer. I’m not attacking, the use of our Lord’s-Prayer!...

I believe that, Jesus was not so much,…giving us, a prayer-to-recite; as He was, giving us a pattern,…to show us: the way in which, to pray!...

Jesus, was providing us,…with an outline of priorities; or those things-that, ought to be priorities,…in our prayer lives. The first, two words,…”Our-Father”. This word of, “Father”; was not the basic form of addressing, Almighty-God!...(Jehovah, His Excellent-Name).

His Name, was not to be addressed with any degree,…of intimacy. But, the Son-of-God,…brought us; into a personal relationship, with His own God,…and: Father-in-Heaven!...

Jesus, broke-down the partition,…symbolized by the veil; in the Temple. Yes, Jesus,…gave us; the incomparable privilege, of calling our living-God,…”Father!”…

Jesus, was the first-on-record,…to take prayer; and make it, a personal dialogue,…with: our Creator!... Amen.

Your Friend,
Izzy!...
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Re: Izzy's Prayers

Post by izzyfalcon » Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:56 pm

“HOW-I-PRAY,…THAT-YOU-WILL”…

Friends, Almighty-God, (Jehovah, His Excellent-Name); tempts, no one!...

God, may indeed test,…you-and-me; but, He never tempts us,…to do evil…

And, not all temptation,…is from, Satan!... For, our Apostle James,…also-says-that; we are tempted by, our own lust. The evil, that resides deep within the inner-heart and mind,…of mankind; is very capable of tempting itself and humanity!...

All of it, without any help from Lucifer!...

Let us, therefore,…continually ask for; God’s-Redemptive-Presence!... Seen and represented best, by the very image of His only begotten Son,…Jesus-of-Nazareth!... Folks, without this presence,…of the Son’s Spirit, (inside our personal lives); we become easy prey, for this Enemy of man!...

May our Faith, never fail. Putty, in the hands of this Dark-One,…we would become; were it not, for the incessant prayers of God’s own Son,…in our behalf. Yes, this Saviour of mankind,…intercedes for us; daily asking His Father-in-Heaven, for our protection from the Enemy’s-Hand!...

Dear-reader and friends, prayer-is-action!...

While, it may be expressed in a spirit of serene quietness,…it is action; never-the-less. When we pray, we are not passive-observers,…nor-neutral; or detached, spectators. Our Bible, tells us that,…it is, the effectual-fervent-prayer; of a righteous person, which avails,…much!... (read, James 5:16).

Fervency, characterized Jesus’ own agony,…in the Garden-of-Gethsemane!...

Where, His sweat fell to the ground,…as droplets of blood. Fervency, describes Jacob’s all night,…wrestling match; with an Angel, of God!... Prayer, is an exercise of passion. Not, of indifference. Our living-God, is not indifferent to our needs!...

Nor, must we nag Him,…if we are; to be heard. If God, allows the Sun and the rain to shower-upon,…both the good-at-heart; as well, the unruly ones,…then, how much more; will He not, give freely,…unto those: who-truly-Love,…Him?...

Does He not, feed the sparrows?... And, are we not,…worth more than; many sparrows?... Who of us, in the end,…will trust; His Perfect-Justice?...

Oh’,…(“HOW-I-PRAY,…THAT-YOU-WILL”)!... Amen.

Your Friend,
Izzy!...
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Re: Izzy's Prayers

Post by izzyfalcon » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:12 pm

“FERVENCY,…VERSUS,…FRENZY!”…

Friends, fervency is an appropriate element-of-prayer. Frenzy, is not!...

A fine-line exist, between the two. Both, possess-passion. Both, are loaded-with-emotion!...

Fervency-becomes-frenzy, when the mind,…stops thinking; and the emotions, slip,…out-of-control. Almighty-God, (Jehovah, His Precious-Name); is never really honored, in frenzied-prayers!...

Frenzy, is the counterfeit of,…fervency. It’s a contrived attempt, to stimulate godly-fervor. Those of you, who are guilty of deliberately manipulating,…people’s emotions; are served a warning, here. There is something holy, something sovereign about,…genuine-spiritual-fervor; that cannot be manufactured, artificially!...

It’s easy, to confuse,…frenzy-and-fervor!...

As in the pattern of our, (“Lord’s-Prayer”); the way to begin prayer, is with adoration. Sadly, we are most often,…moved-to-prayer; by our own, desires-and-needs. Yes, we go to God,…only-when; we want, something from Him!...

We’re always, in such a hurry,…to mention our requests; and to articulate our needs, (which, God already knows); that we omit, adoration,…altogether. To do this, is to cut-the-heart,…out-of-prayer!...

Folks, the prayers of great-saints,…and of many; centuries old, church-warriors, all have been marked by,…their fervent: adoration-of-God!...

Our hesitancy-and-weakness, in expressing adoration,…is often due; to a lack-of-vocabulary. Just remember that, the loftiest heights,…of verbal expression; are always reached, in the very service of our spirit’s-own-praise,…for the Creator!...

Many, suffer a sense of inadequacy,…from using, the same impoverished-language; yielding in the end, much inner-frustrations. I pray, that,…”Ultimately, your very hearts-and-minds,…be continually-steeped; in the very things, of Almighty-God!”… Amen.

Many, out-of-ignorance,…suffer, limited understanding; of the One, whom we, (Jesus’-Faithful-Followers): are adoring. Our worship, as a whole,…also suffers; from a lack of true-knowledge, about our Father-in-Heaven!...

Your Friend,
Izzy!...
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Re: Izzy's Prayers

Post by izzyfalcon » Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:04 pm

“LET’S-ABANDON,…OUR,…EVIL-PATTERNS!”…

Friends, our Sovereign-God, (Jehovah, His Precious-Name); cannot be manipulated!...

For, He knows the hearts-and-minds,…of all, who; pray to Him!...

True prayer, presupposes an attitude of humble submission-and-adoration,…to Almighty-God!... We have, no right,…to approach our Creator; at all. Were-it-not, for the finished work of His,…only begotten Son; Jesus-of-Nazareth!...

No, sir!... We can make no claim, in-and-of ourselves,…to the ear; of our Maker!...

Our Scriptures declare, His Holiness. He, cannot look-upon,…sin. We are those, who recognize the shed-and-atoning blood of Jesus,…as our entire pilgrimage; is characterized by, possessing a true-spirit of,…Repentance!...

On a daily-basis, sins against God’s-Divine-Laws,…are committed; by each and every one, of us. Yes, we do things,…we; ought-not. And, leave undone,…those-things; God commands us, to do. We, run-up a daily indebtedness,…before; our Heavenly-Father!...

Consequently, our daily-prayers must include,…genuine acts-of-confession!...

Come, pray with me,…won’t you?... “Dear-God!... I am sorry, for offending You,…with my daily; short-comings. You, Jehovah,…are my, only God!... You, are all-good and most deserving,…of my; sincere-Love!... And, with the help of Your exercised Grace,…I shall strive, in avoiding; even the near occasions, of any future,…sins!”… Amen.

Dear-reader and friends, today,…I silence, all attempts; of my self-justification. I freely resolve, the willingness to abandon my past,…evil-patterns. And, I humbly recognize my total dependence,…upon; God’s own, Divine-Mercy!...

Tell me, who of us,…really acknowledges; the true-intensity of our sins?... And, the extreme godlessness,…of our actions?... Is it, because we are all,…sinners; and know that, we have a share,…in this common-guilt: that our confessions, tend to be,…superficial?...

Where has, our moral-urgency,…gone?... Are we, praying-for-pardon?... Do we know, that we are transgressing,…before; a living-God?... Yes, a God,…who-is, very much; justified by His Words, and blameless in all of,…His-Judgments!... Amen.

Your Friend,
Izzy!...
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Re: Izzy's Prayers

Post by izzyfalcon » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:24 pm

“PRAYING,…FOR,…PATIENCE!”…

Friends, if Almighty-God, (Jehovah, His Excellent-Name); never grants us, another glimpse of His Glory,…in this present-life; if He never grants us, another request or gives us,…another gift; from His abundance-of-Grace, we still would be spending the rest of our lives,…thanking Him: for what He, already has done!...

We, (Jesus’-Faithful-Followers); have already, been blessed enough,…to be moved, daily: to many thanksgivings. Never-the-less, our living-God continues to bless,…us!...

Folks, nothing is too big or too small,…to bring, before God; in prayer. As long as, it is not,…something we know to be; contrary to His expressed will, as made clear to us,…in: His written Word!... Don’t pray, with vague generalities. Be specific-and-concrete. God, is more inclined,…to hear the prayers; of those who, truly love Him!...

And, who daily seek to Obey,…His instructions!...

He, turns His ear-away from,…the wicked. An attitude of reverence, is vital to the effectiveness of,…our prayers. We, tend to be impatient. When we pray-for-patience, we tend to ask for it,…”right-now!”…

Dear-reader and friends, please realize that,…it’s not, uncommon; to wait years, even decades,…for our most sincere petitions: to be answered. Folks, our Heavenly-Father is rarely,…in a hurry. On the other hand, our fidelity to God,…tends to depend on, (“prompt-and-courteous”); acts by God!...

If He, tarries,…our impatience, gives way; to much, frustration. We, need to learn,…more patience. Asking our living-God, for His Peace!...

We possess, short-memories. It’s easy for us, to forget the benefits-and-gifts,…given by; the very Hand-of-God!... Let us, not require a fresh gift,…each, passing hour; to keep our Faith, intact…(please read, John 9:31).

The sinner’s prayer, are not heard. In, (Proverbs 15:29), it says that,…”Only the prayers of the righteous, are heard!”…

As for, the disobedient-and-rebellious,…their prayers; are an, “Abomination”…(read, Proverbs 28:9). Who of us, is righteous,…in our; daily-lives?... Yes, we are clothed with the righteousness-of-Christ,…so that; as far as, our position before His God and Father-in-Heaven,…is concerned: we are righteous!...

But, the practical manifestation of what we are,…in Christ-Jesus, is sadly; inconsistent and woefully, inadequate!... Amen.

Your Friend,
Izzy!...
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Re: Izzy's Prayers

Post by izzyfalcon » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:59 pm

“PRAYER’S,…ACCOMPLISHMENTS!”…

By prayer, Esau’s heart was changed,…toward, Jacob; so that, they met in a friendly,…rather-than: hostile-manner!...(read, Genesis 32).

By the prayers of Moses, Almighty-God, (Jehovah, His Glorious-Name); brought the plagues, upon Egypt. And, then,…removed them, again!...(read, Exodus 7-11).

By prayer, Joshua made the Sun,…stand-still…(read, Joshua 10).

By prayer, when Samson was ready-to-perish,…with thirst; God, brought water out,…of a hollow-place: for his, sustenance!...(read, Judges 15).

By prayer, Elijah held-back the rains,…for three-and-one-half years!...(read, 1st Kings 17-18).

By the prayers, of Hezekiah,…God, sent-an-Angel; and killed, in one-night,…185,000 men: in Sennacherib’s army!...(read, 2nd Kings 19).

Folks, time-and-space,…would fail me, to tell of Abraham; who prayed for and received, a son,…at the: ripe-age of, 100 years!... And, Moses,…who, received help; at the Red-Sea!... And, the Israelites,…who, were delivered; from Egypt, after many prayers!...

And, what about David?... Who, escaped the treachery of Saul,…by prayer. And, Solomon,…who, received great-wisdom; as a direct result, of his prayers. Then, there’s Daniel. Who, was well-able to interpret dreams,…after praying!...

Yes, dear-reader and friends. Many, were those,…who, were freed; from-perils. Healed, from their diseases and also saw,…loved-ones: cured!...

All of it, a result of fervent-prayers!...(read, James 5:16).

The power-of-prayer, is neither automatic-nor-magical. Conditions, are attached to the promises,…of our Bible; with regards to the topic of, prayers. Many churches, have provoked,…”bizzare-theories”; on prayer!...

Distortions, also abound,…when-we approach; Jesus’ own statements, simplistically!...(read, Matthew 7:7; 18:19; 21:22).

People in general, tend to isolate these passages,…from everything else; Jesus and our Bible, says about prayer. The Word-of-God, indicates that,…war-and-disease; will be present, at the time of Jesus’,…return!...

To expect, an absolute elimination of war-and-disease,…before the appointed time; is to grasp the promises of God, prematurely. Even, though,…it would not be, too difficult; to find, two-believing-Christians,…who can, indeed agree together: upon any one, given subject-matter!...

So, no matter how much we pray together,…wanting most; to rid this world of both, war-and-disease,…it won’t happen: until God’s own, appointed time-and-space!... Amen.

Your Friend,
Izzy!...
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