Psalm 24:1 says, The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it. So we can only obtain if He allows. See John 3:27, To this John replied, A man can receive only what is given him from heaven.
God is the Maker of everything which exists, including mankind, your friends and enemies or whatever. God is Almighty and has shown His great power by making the universe out of nothing. He can as well make you or rebuild you. When we say that the God the Father is Almighty, we are saying that He has all power. Read Exodus 6:2–4, God also said to Moses, I am the Lord. I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as God Almighty, but by my name the Lord I did not make myself known to them. I also established my convenant with them to give them the land of Canaan, where they lived as aliens. See also Mark 9:23, If you can? Said Jesus. “Everything is possible for him who believes.” The book of Philippians says “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” See 2nd Corinthians 9 : 8-9, And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. As it is written: He has scattered abroad His gifts to the poor; His righteousness endures forever.
We all can enjoy “forgiveness » because Jesus suffered the punishment, we deserved. Our sins condemned us. When Jesus gave His life on the cross, He took our place. Now the Father “the maker” gives to us the gift of His son’s own purity and goodness. See 2nd Corinthians 5: 21, God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.
TEXT: Matthew 26: 36 – 46, Hebrews 7: 25.
Is there really anything like and unanswered prayer? Let us bear in mind that God has promised that He will answer us anytime we call on Him and that whatever we ask in Jesus’ name will be granted (John 14: 13) and (Jeremiah 33: 3) Despite these promises and assurances, why is it that we still experience difficulties or obstacles in answer to our prayer? Therefore, our posture and attitude may also affect the way our prayer is answered.
What we mean by postures in prayer, are the positions or relative attitudes in which we hold the body while praying.
Take note that Jesus Christ fell on His face in supplicating prayer in Matthew 26: 39, John also fell on his face in awesome fear in Revelation 1: 17, the Elders fell on their faces in worship in Revelation 5: 8, Jesus lifted up His eyes in thanksgiving in John 11: 41, and the leper knelt down in supplication in Mark 1: 40.
We can see the humanity ways of the people mentioned are submitted themselves while approaching the God, the way we approach the God can affect our prayer. Looking at our different cultures we give respect when we are asking favour from some we think he can favour us.
To receive you must submit yourself to the God and posture yourself in a way He will accept you.
Many people think that prayer is just an attempt to get something we want for ourselves. Of course, that is all wrong. We do not ask for what we want, but instead we ask for what God wants to be accomplished.
Read Matthew 7: 11, it says, If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! Here Jesus says that human parents, who are not perfect, still give good gifts to their children. So then, how much more will our heavenly Father, who is perfect, give good things to his believing children when they ask?
When a child asks his father for something, the father knows to be dangerous, for example a loaded pistol or poison, does the father give it to him /her? Of course not, because although the child doesn’t know the danger involved, the father certainly does. In other words, the father knows what is best for the child and acts in the child’s best interest.
Therefore, when we ask something harmful from God (who is more loving and much wiser that any human parent) will He give it to us? Why not? Because although we don’t always know what danger might be involved, God, our heavenly Father does know
Now, it is important for us to understand that our acceptance of God’s will does not mean, that we just sit still in the face of some nameless “destiny” or that we must endure suffering and say to ourselves “it is God’s will there isn’t anything I can do about it”
Hebrews 13: 5 says, Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, never will I leave you; never will I forsake you. Also read Jeremiah 29 11 – 13, For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
HOW DO WE WORSHIP IN OUR CHURCH?
We mixed both worship and praise together in our churches.
Worship is when declaring (feeling) the presence of holiness of God in our midst by humble in our singing, praising and giving Him our heart of thanksgiving and gratitude are freely expressed in innumerable ways.