I know there will be singles.
But The Lord is complete!
LOVE is ALL (God is over ALL)!!!
We may wonder…Satan? Why did God create it? (Again Heavenly bodies are neither him nor her! Beauty – they ALL have.) We touched on this in the past!
Satan is a horrible creature. He is repulsive to look at, horns, tail, pitchfork etc. This is the picture of Satan that we are most familiar with. If we actually look into what the Bible says about him, we see that nothing could be further from the truth.
In fact this is a very dangerous misrepresentation. In Ezekiel 28:12-19 we have a true picture of Satan. “You were the seal of perfection, Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty . . . You were the anointed cherub who covers; I established you . . . you were perfect in your ways from the day you were created.”
This sounds nothing like the typical image of Satan that many people have. He was in fact an anointed cherub. He sat in heaven, a being of the highest rank and exalted position. Created by God as the “seal of perfection.”
To touch back on the ‘young’ and/or single there will be Love – not just from Love – our God. But from extended ‘family.’ Being in The Kingdom of Love, inexplicably awesome occurences are present and always!
Family – there is Love! If and when you believe, you and your household will be saved! Dad’s, Mothers, Uncles, Aunts, Cousin’s, Brothers and Sisters, all believers! Are a HUGE family!
To touch on repetitive prayer – with the rosary and all!
Repetitive prayer… What is said?
“And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.”
So, they have their reward HERE!
But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father who is in secret; and thy Father who seeth in secret shall reward thee openly, Amen
But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions as the heathen do, for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
Be not ye therefore like unto them, for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of before ye ask Him.
God KNOWS ALL and sees ALL!
Everything in The Word is in the Word for a reason! They provide His-Story and Examples of how and what SHOULD be done!
Daniel prayed for understanding.
He prayed and prayed! Fasted! 3 weeks! But kept trusting God, NOT GIVING UP! Daniel wanted an answer, he kept asking and thanking God and the answer came!
ALL things we go through we have a reason! Trials breed patience and patience causes us to be grounded in and on The Word, Amen.
This becomes a ‘sermon’ –
Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s Love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
The ‘kicker’ is this: “You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.”
Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates His own Love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us!
The Word is ONE, Amen!
Daniel 10:12, “Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words.”
I love this passage of Scripture. We learn a few important truths here.
First, we learn that God immediately answered Daniel’s prayer. This is encouraging.
Second, Daniel’s prayer was delayed because of satanic influence. Satan’s kingdom relentlessly fights against the Church. I sometimes wonder why God allows the Devil and fallen angels to hinder our prayers, but for reasons known only to God, He does:
Daniel 10:11-13, “And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright: for unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word unto me, I stood trembling. Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia [a demon] withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael [an archangel], one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.”
Here we see that the angels are referred to as “chief princes.” The angels are princes. The Holy Bible teaches that the believer’s battle is not against flesh and blood; but rather, “against against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12). The world has always been a wicked place (1st John 5:19). Every Christian is commanded to pray without ceasing (1st Thessalonians 5:17). We ought to leave nothing to chance, but prayer about everything, letting our requests be made known unto God (Philippians 4:6-7). Many believers pray, but then quit praying because they don’t receive the answer(s) they wanted. We ought to trust God, and pray regardless, and lean not unto our own human understanding (Proverbs 3:5-7). God sees things that we cannot, in the spiritual world and physical world as well. Prayer is getting God involved. Prayer is asking! Prayer is showing God that we are depending on Him to help us, which is faith and humility (James 4:6-8). You cannot draw nigh unto God without humbling yourself in prayer.
We ought to learn from Daniel’s hindrance to prayer by satanic forces that we are subject to the same delays. Hence, keep praying, and praying, about matters that you want God’s help with. If we keep praying, then God cannot say that we didn’t come to Him and ask multiple times. The truth is that if we ask God even once, He never needs to remember that we asked Him. God never remembers. He does need to, for He is omniscient and always knows all things, even the things that haven’t happened yet.
We don’t need to pray lengthy prayers to receive our needs met from God, because HE ALREADY KNOWS OUR NEEDS BEFORE WE EVEN ASK HIM IN PRAYER. Matthew 6:7-8, “But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.” God just wants us to know that we need Him. God wants us to pray. If you became discouraged and stopped praying, then just get back up and start praying again. We all get discouraged at times. God understands that we are dust. Psalms 103:14, “For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.” Amen for that! God is a good and great God! God is a merciful and loving God, fair and right in all that He does! Blessed be the name of the Lord Jesus Christ!!!