Sunday, February 18, 2018

How Can God Answer A Unbelievers Prayer Made In A Temple, Knowing That They Are Approaching Danger?







Can People Who Go To The Temples Also Receive A Miracle Answer To Their Prayer?

Question: Do you believe that people who go to Temples do get a miracle, i.e. they also receive a miracle of reality in their lives through the demons whom they revere, like we Christians go to the Church of the living God to get a true miracle from our Trinity God? If they can, how can God also give them a true one at the wrong source knowing that they are being led to hell fire if they continue to walk in the path of unbelief due to idolatry?

Answer: Greetings in Jesus wonderful name!

Yes I understand your point of view, a God who is just and right over all creation should first of all never be a partial God, and in truth, the one God who is over all gods is no respector of person and is never partial to any one
(Rom 2:11; Acts 10:34). God shows no partiality to princes nor regards the rich above the poor, for they all are the work of His hands. In the same vein we see, God saying, that He "makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust." (Matt 5:45), which teaches us that God shows his goodness to all people irrespective of their religious affiliation. Whether some one is a Hindu, Muslim, Christian or even a Atheist, God of all creation is so good that out of His benevolence He shows his goodness to all human beings, giving them a opportunity in their lives to seek and grope for the God who provides them all good things, so that they might be saved and will have eternal life of friendship with the real God of heaven and earth, instead of getting separated from the God of goodness at the time of their physical death. Light and water are the source for the existence of a good life, and God provides them freely to all people on earth without expecting anything in return from them.

This is the reason, apostle Paul said beautifully the following truth of God to those people who worshiped idols,
"Men of Athens, I notice that you are very religious, 23 for as I was out walking I saw your many altars, and one of them had this inscription on it--‘To the Unknown God.’ You have been worshiping him without knowing who he is, and now I wish to tell you about him. 24 "He made the world and everything in it, and since he is Lord of heaven and earth, he doesn't live in man-made temples;" 25 and human hands can't minister to his needs--for he has no needs! He himself gives life and breath to everything, and satisfies every need there is. 26 He created all the people of the world from one man, Adam, and scattered the nations across the face of the earth. He decided beforehand which should rise and fall, and when. He determined their boundaries. 27 "His purpose in all of this is that they should seek after God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him--though he is not far from any one of us." 28 For in him we live and move and are! As one of your own poets says it, ‘We are the sons of God.’ 29 If this is true, we shouldn't think of God as an idol made by men from gold or silver or chipped from stone. 30 God tolerated man's past ignorance about these things, but now he commands everyone to put away idols and worship only him. 31 For he has set a day for justly judging the world by the man he has appointed, and has pointed him out by bringing him back to life again." (Acts 17:22-31, LB).

In other words, people being religious through many religions around the world, trying to worship that unknown God is in itself is like attending pre-kg school, but officially they come to know the true God and start schooling in the school of God only by throwing away their attitude to worship idols and worship in temples made by themselves, as though God himself is in need which is supplied by them through their man-made worship and traditions which they follow. Jesus said, that heathen when they pray use vain repetitions of words, because they think that they will be heard by God because of their many words
(Matt 6:7). But actually, God sees the heart sincerity which makes Him hear the prayer of any humans. If any humans regard iniquity in his heart, God will not hear his prayer (Psa 66:18-20). If any man doeth his will and worships God, He does hear their prayers (John 9:31). The heart of the wicked is far from the Lord because they harden their heart by sin of disobedience to the law of God (Prov 28:9), but the prayer of the righteous is heard by God because in his heart he is close to God by being sensitive to the voice of God which comes through His commandments (1 Pet 3:12). God is always near in the Spirit who fills the whole universe (Jer 23:24), but only as iniquities increase in us, it separates God and us, and our sins becomes a thick veil which hides us from seeing His face, therefore as our sins hides God's face from us, it makes God impossible to hear us (Isa 59:2).

If only we could realize the awesomeness of God, the truth is
"in him we live and move and have our being." God's will for all of us humans is that we should seek God, and search for Him and find Him being near to us all, as we are all His children because He is the one who has created us. To think that God as an idol made by men from gold or silver or chipped from stone, is to live in the ignorance of our own selves denying the evidence of a living God in the nature, conscience, law of God and the knowledge of good and evil in our soul (Rom 1:20; 2:15, 12; 2:1, 3-4). God now through Jesus Christ has commanded all humans around the world, to put away idols and worship only Him (Heb 1:1-2). Now Jesus Christ will be the one who will judge the whole world and those inhabitants who ever lived in it with or without God.

Relationship with God was God's initiation from heaven through Jesus Christ who was sent from heaven to all humans to reach back to God and be in friendship with Him forever and ever, religion is man's initiation from earth towards heaven to reach God. Satan uses religion and its tradition to distract humans and keep them continue in the spiritual blindness of a unsaved heart
(2 Cor 4:4; Eph 2:2-3). To be spiritually blind is not to see Christ, and not to see Christ is not to see God (Col 1:15-16; 2 Cor 4:6). Spiritual blindness is a grievous condition experienced by those who do not believe in God, Jesus Christ, and His Word (Rom 2:8; 2 Thes 2:12). Those who reject Christ are the lost (John 6:68-69). Being spiritually blind, they are perishing (2 Cor 4:3-4; Rev 3:17). They choose not to accept the teachings of Christ and His authority in their lives (Matt 28:18). They are blind to the manifestations of God as revealed throughout His Word and Jesus Christ (John 1:1; Acts 28:26-27). They are described as those who “do not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Corinthians 2:14).

Now comes the question, does Satan have enough power to supply a miracle to a blind seeker of god in the temple? What did Jesus say about this? Jesus said, Satan comes to steal, kill and destroy
(John 10:10). Satan controls people by fear (Heb 2:14), God guides people through faith (Heb 11:6). In other words, Satan had the power of death to execute God's justice once before the time of the Cross (1 Kings 22;22; 1 Chron 18:21), but now Jesus has taken that key of power of death in his hand through becoming one among them and dying for them to destroy Satan's right to hold that power through the sin that entered the world which was willingly given in to his evil hands by our forefather Adam (Rom 5:12; Rev 1:17, 18). So we as Christians should not fear now about death (2 Tim 1:7), while the unsaved world is still controlled and manipulated through the fear of death, through which Satan makes them worship him through many religions of the world, and it may even include cultic christianty too which is only a religion and not a relationship with God. This is why Jesus did not dispute about Satan's power and authority when, "5 Then the devil, taking Him up on a high mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 6 And the devil said to Him, “All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. 7 Therefore, if You will worship before me, all will be Yours.”" (Luke 4:5-7). In other words, Jesus knew that Satan was holding the authority over the earth to reign which was actually given by God to the first Adam which he lost, and thus has passed on to the devil through blatant disobedience to God, so Jesus by obeying and submitting to the commandment of God through the Spirit, overcame Satan as last Adam by avoiding the same mistake with which he tripped the first Adam (1 Cor 15:45, 55-57).

Once Satan and his demons controls a group of people by blinding them by lies, he becomes that same old representative for them before God and appeals for power and also judgment before God which the just God always respond because He was the one who first appointed them as guardian over the living humans at the time of creation, from which Satan and his evil demons fell through sin and became the evil power of influence over blind humans
(Isa 14:12-13; Rev 12:4). Even that is why Satan is called by God as "You were the anointed cherub who covers....O covering cherub" (Isa 28:14, 16). Covering means guarding humans on account of the high power God gave to maintain justice, Satan who had taken that first Adam's power over the earth, along with his already existing guardian power to serve justice through death, began to misuse it. Satan and his evil angels were only placed as a guardian over humans initially (Ezek 28:15; Dan 10:13; Jude 1:9; Rev 12:7). So Satan remained a guardian through the power of law and also began to control the whole world through trading money (Ezek 28:16; Matt 4:8-9), humans were "under guardians and managers until the date set by the father" which was the coming of Jesus Christ to take legally the authority which was lost from the first Adam (Gal 4:2; Gen 1:28; 9:5). Satan and his demons were using the double barrel gun of influencing humans directly legally and threaten them through the law of sin to accuse them in order to amass wealth and use it to build their own kingdom rather than the Kingdom of God.

Jesus himself distinctly recognized the existence of guardian angels—and possibly those assigned to individuals, nations and even families
(Matt 18:10; Psa 91:11; 34:6-7; Acts 12:1-10; Heb 1:14). God set a precedent of not only assigning angels to guard humans, but to guard nations, as well (Dan 10:21). This is what Paul the apostle recognized and said, "For our struggle is not against fellow humans who are used as pawn in the hands of Satan and his angels who are the rulers, the authorities, the powers of this dark world which is ruled by the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." (Eph 6:12, Paraphrased). In other words, apostle Paul is saying, when we pray and take back the first Adam's authority through the last Adam our Lord Jesus Christ who is the head over the Church, then the miracle power and authority that Satan releases over people to mislead them in to hell fire, can be taken back by the Church to bring the same miracle power and authority to restore these lives through salvation and bring them back to God. Once they come to the Church, they come under the mighty miracle authority of Jesus through the 5 fold ministries of the Church in Christ Jesus (Eph 4:11). So we know from the above truth learned, that people who go to Temples do get a miracle, (i.e.) they also receive a miracle of reality in their lives through the demons whom they revere. This is why the test of faith that God gives through false prophets is not whether some one sees a genuine miracle, but whether His people recognize and reject the wrong source of power and authority through the Spirit, and then destroy the false teaching of being led to follow other gods which they have not know (Deut 13:1-4, 5-9, 10-11; 2 Cor 11:2, 3-4; 13-15; Rev 2:2; Matt 18:15-20; 1 Cor 5:1-5; 1 Tim 5:20). O God have mercy and help us by the Spirit to follow only you!

From this we know that God also gives a religious people of the religions of the whole world the true miracle power but at the wrong source knowing that they are being led to hell fire if they continue to walk in the path of unbelief due to idolatry, because God's callings and gifts are irrevocable
(Rom 11:29). In other words, just because a person uses the power wrongly, God does not immediately revoke or get back the power. But rather He does respects the delegation that He has set and declared, and then very soon one of these coming days when the great program of the heaven and the earth along with the whole humanity comes to an end, then God will judge each one according to the works they have done when on earth, and all will have to face the judgement and wrath of God or reward of God for their good works done through salvation which has come to all humans through Jesus Christ (Acts 17:31).

So people of God, the most important thing about receiving a miracle is not whether it is a true or false miracle, but through what source the miracle is coming to us, whether it is through subtle religious deceit of the devil or at the hands of God by faith in Jesus Christ and His Word through the Spirit of grace which in itself will be a test to all the believers in these end times like never before
(2 Thess 2:9-12).

Satan first of all has no power to produce any miracle by himself as no one in the universe has creative energy except God, but all he does is receive the power on behalf of humans from God and then begins to manipulate the power through which he brings fear in to the people who worship him and his demons. God allows it to separate the true believer from the false. God allows the bad and the evil, not willingly but as a test for man to choose God and his power voluntarily. In the Church, we now have the awesome responsibility to receive the mighty power of God to supply to the God seekers, and direct all people to the truth of the Scripture and God Himself. May we as the pillar of truth shine forth in this dark world like never before and take people to heaven as many as the stars that are in the heavens which we see and do not see. May God's will be done by us through our lives on earth for the Glory of God.

We see in the Bible a great example of the above theme where God sends a lying spirit to deceive those who have sold themselves out for money to prohesying lies and deceit in
1 Kings 22:20-23, "20 And the LORD said, ‘Who will persuade Ahab to go up, that he may fall at Ramoth Gilead?’ So one spoke in this manner, and another spoke in that manner. 21 Then a spirit came forward and stood before the LORD, and said, ‘I will persuade him.’ 22 The LORD said to him, ‘In what way?’ So he said, ‘I will go out and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.’ And the LORD said, ‘You shall persuade him, and also prevail. Go out and do so.’ 23 Therefore look! The LORD has put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these prophets of yours, and the LORD has declared disaster against you.”" This is an anthropomorphized account of a spiritual reality. In other words, it is a human representation of what happened in the spiritual realm.

Why did God send a lying spirit if God cannot lie
(Tit 1:2)?

Did God need to ask questions so as to learn? Was he trying to figure out what was going to happen? Of course not. Since God knows all things
(1 John 3:20) and as he has ordained whatsoever shall come to pass (Ephesians 1:11), he already knew who would step forward to do the deceiving. God was not partaking in the lying, but as we see He was only allowing the lying which the false prophets wanted to do, because he has given them the gifts to prophecy to be used for the good of his people which they were using for themselves instead of using it for God. So by sending a deceiving spirit, God was only carrying out the sovereign plan which he knew that he had predestined to occur; in this case, the destruction of Ahab by the use of his own false prophets because in spite of knowing the truth of the Scripture, Ahab the king was loving lies, deceit and disobedience to God. In other words, just because God knew all the things that are going to happen doesn't mean that He is involved in doing it, He is like a movie director who sees the story in the big screen of a drama, where he gives rights for the actors in it to act independently or choose his story for them which will only be the truth, in spite of who happens to choose what, the directors will know how the story will end because it was by his help that the whole story was created and becomes history before his own sight.

God predestined the death of Jesus at the hands of Herod, Pilate, the Gentiles, and the Jews
(Acts 4:27-28). Yet God was not the one who forced them to sin (Acts 2:36). When we say that God ordains, or that he predestines something bad to happen (Rom 8:28-30), we're saying that he is allowing it to happen in his sovereign will (Isa 53:10). We call this his permissive will because God has the power to turn even the evil things to become good and even the curse to become a blessing (Deut 23:5; Neh 13:2; Gen 50:20). It is his will to permit it, because it is part of his greater plan. He plans to permit it. He could alter it, but he decides not to do so because God has the ability to turn the bad, wicked and evil in to something extremely good for the whole humanity (Rom 8:32-24; 1 Cor 2:8).

God sending a deceiving spirit does not mean that he is a deceiver. He was merely sending a demonic force, allowing it to perform what was natural to it, to do something that was part of the greater plan of God. If I send my young adult boy to the shop to buy some groceries, and on the way he breaks the rules of the law of traffic, and overspeeds, and gets caught by the police on the way to the shop, did I send the offender to the shop, yes, but did I tell him to break the traffic rules?, no, he did it by his own choice of his voluntary will. All I can do is tell the boy, not to overspeed before I send him. But even after telling him, if he gets caught and pays the fine, who is to blame, me or the young boy who is my son? Yes, you have understood. That is the same with God, when he permits in his permissive will for the Glory of God, it is done to show the liberty of his nature, for it to be established to all people in this earth through their lives, in the same way shown above, God does the same by permitting humans to exercise their free will, even when they choose the wrong thing instead of the right thing to do, even when it breaks his heart. THE GREATEST FACULTY OF RESPECT THAT GOD GIVES NEXT ONLY TO HUMANS WHO ARE HIS CREATION IS, THE FREE WILL THAT IS RULED BY THE RULE OF LAW WHICH HE HAS SET ON EARTH AND IN HEAVENS. Praise God for His goodness and His benevolence in the midst of the justice he executes for the Glory of His Name! Glory to God!

Much Blessings....





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