“God is a spirit. They who worship Him must do so in spirit and in truth” John 4:24 “God is a spirit. They who worship Him must do so in spirit and in truth” John 4:24
A preacher said that a faithful person breaking through does more than benefit that person. Others are witness to that breakthrough of faith. Being a standard bearer of faith goes beyond selfish desires and imposing one’s own will.
In today’s age you often find more genuine prayers from those who rarely seek God’s help than you do from the someone at the pulpit or in a pew. Many “would be” Christians do more to try and impose their own ideas of God’s will on someone. This ultimately can result in disrupting and causing confusion in the spiritual battle that individual in need might be having.
We must be careful. Prayers from the less knowledgeable are sometimes more readily answered for a reason. As many of today’s modern Christians become more exposed to spiritual warfare, they are often “seduced by the dark side” so to speak, and unknowingly. So their thoughts an ideas for being a follower of Christ become blurred. As they seemingly grow into stronger prayer warriors, they in fact devolve into an arrogant frame of mind. Laying hands on someone with a dire need or praying for them from across the world can do more harm than good if one is not praying in truth.
I find it difficult to trust people to pray for me when I know little of their faith and their beliefs. It becomes that much more difficult when I do learn what they believe. Everyone following me should know by now that all a church or person has to do is celebrate pagan holidays and label them as “God Approved” for me to know they are not in the truth. Of course there are many other factors, but that is the biggest one, and perhaps the most damaging because of so many demonic influences involved …
Many churches today have gotten to be so free spirited and emotionally inspired they are no place near where they ought to be. Neither with a biblical mind set nor true desire to seek God’s face. There is far too much noise, distraction, entertainment and a whole lot of misguided patriotism keeping our eyes from seeing the truth and ears from hearing God’s voice.
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