Just Keep On Praying, Which Is Faith In God

Romans 8:26-28, “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

Evangelist John R. Rice (1895-1980) used to rightly say that, “Prayer is asking.” Brother Rice was right. And I'd like to say that asking God for something is faith. Prayer is faith. What is faith? Faith is what you bet your life on. Faith is anything that you do for Jesus because you believe He is risen from the dead and alive today. Prayer is synonymous with faith.

By God's grace I now have eight ministry websites and eight ministry blogs. I receive hundreds of emails on a regularly basis, mostly from fellow Christians. One of the complaints that I often here is concerning God nit answering prayer. I surprise most people by letting them know that I feel the same way. Yes, I feel like my prayers don't get answered either. People think that because I am a Bible preacher with a big internet ministry that I always get my prayers answered. They feel hopeless in their own prayer life, so they feel more comfortable asking me to pray for them instead. I get just as frustrated as everybody else who is honest. God doesn't seem to answer my prayers either.

Albeit, I keep praying anyhow. The Bible exhorts Christians to walk by faith, not by sight. 2nd Corinthians 5:7, “(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)” If we stop praying in frustration because we don't see God's hand at work in response to our prayers, then we are unwisely walking by sight. I want to walk by faith, which means blindly trusting God no matter what happens. Just keep on praying dear friend, because that is faith!

I like watching YouTube documentaries about war, history, the economy, homelessness, et cetera. I enjoy learning new things. History is HIS STORY! That is, God's story. I love learning history, looking for how God's hand worked in each generation. God is truly amazing! The Lord is not to blame for man's wickedness (1st John 5:19). I pray because God told me to pray without ceasing (1st Thessalonians 5:17). I pray because I desperately need God. He may not answer in the way or timing that I want Him to, but that is okay because God knows what He is doing.

Years ago digital cameras and SD storage media cards didn't exist. When I was younger most cameras used 35 mm film rolls. You'd take your used film rolls to Walgreens or a camera shop to have them developed, which usually took a couple days (some even one hour service). With that fact in mind, the old adage is true: Faith is like film, it develops in the dark. Someone who has only known the digital world might not understand that statement, but if you remember when cameras all used film that needed to be developed, it makes perfect sense. Put another way, Dr. Jack Hyles wisely said, “Unshakable faith comes from having your faith shaken.”

Listen, anybody can pray when everything is going well in life. But it takes a greater faith to continue praying when nothing seems to be going right, and God appears to have abandoned you and won't answer your prayers. Honestly, if I were God I wouldn't answer the prayers of spoiled Americans either. We are a spoiled rotten country! Look at all the wickedness in our rotten culture! Look at the filth in Hollywood! Look at the disgrace of Sin City in Las Vegas! Why should God bless America? Why should God answer our prayers?

In Judges chapter 6, Gideon was very frustrated. If you read the intriguing chapter, you will see that the Midiantes had taken the food from God's people. The Jews were starving! Gideon uttered his frustration in Judges 6:13, “And Gideon said unto him, Oh my Lord, if the LORD be with us, why then is all this befallen us?  and where be all his miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt?  but now the LORD hath forsaken us, and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites. I hear these same type of questions today from believers. They ask me why God doesn't answer their prayers. They are upset and feel like quitting on God.

What Gideon didn't see is what we can clearly see in Judges 6:1, “And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD: and the LORD delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years.” I think it is clear to see today that God's hand of blessing has slowly been departing from America for a long time. The United States is collapsing economically, morally, socially and in every other way. The unfortunate introduction of tens of millions of illegal immigrants since the 1980's has polluted our nation's sovereignty. The United States is no longer a sovereign country. A nation without borders ceases to be a country!

The insane forcing of transgenderism, feminism, sexualization, race profiling and homosexual woke ideologies upon our nation's youth is a blatant Satanic plot to destroy the traditional nuclear family. Feminism has turned men off to the prospect of ever getting married. The risks are too great in today's toxic feminist culture that demonizes masculine men. God's plan according to 1st Timothy 5:14-15 is for women to get married first, then have children, guide the house as a homemaker, and stay out of trouble. That is God's simple plan ladies!!!

It is not God's plan for any young woman to pursue a career, freeze your eggs and fornicate, which blasphemes the Word of God. Having sex outside of a legally binding marriage is wickedness which brings the judgment of God (Colossians 3:5-6).
Titus 2:3-5, “The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.”
Wow! The passage of Scripture I just quoted to you is regarded as public enemy number one in America today! The very mention of women “obeying” a husband is now insanely attacked as “domestic abuse.” Sadly, nearly all marriage vows today for the woman removes the words “and obey.” That is unfortunate. No wonder statistically that women file for divorce more than TWICE the rate of men! Their mindset is all WRONG! Ladies, please don't allow some rebellious feminist to poison your mind with their toxic mentality, warped values, disregard for God's Word and hatred of men. Traditional values are becoming very rare, almost extinct.

I know this particularly blog is about prayer, but the Bible teaches that sin hinders prayer. So if you are shacking up and living in rebellion against God's Word, don't expect God to hear your prayers. 1st Peter 3:12, “For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.” A rebellious wife is evil. Feminism is evil. Abusive husbands are evil. Mistreating others is evil. God won't answer the prayers of evildoers!

When I look at the cesspool of iniquity in America today (which includes the United States and all of our territories, like Guam and Puerto Rico), I am surprised that God would answer any of our prayers! The Arab nations call the United States, The Great Satan.” I would have to fully agree with that disparaging term. Abortion, homosexual marriage, violence, nudity at all public beaches, greed and covetousness, indecent imagery, adultery, divorce, false religion—the list of sins go on and on in America. God damn America!!! Only a wicked heathen would want God to bless this pile of iniquity which we call The Land Of The Free!

Please don't misunderstand me, I love my country! I love the Rocky Mountains. I love The Great Lakes and the majestic power. I love Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, Big Bend National Park in Texas, Glacier National Park in Montana, The Appalachian Mountains, and so many other beautiful landscapes across the United States. From the hot and dry deserts in California, to the small quaint fishing communities up in Maine, I love my country. But I loath our crooked and criminal government, which is a curse to the rest of the world.

Our U.S. leaders today are guilty of high treason, especially President Joe Biden. By allowing several million more illegals into the United States since 2020, Joe Biden has the blood of Laken Riley on his hands, and the blood of everyone else who has been harmed by these unwanted intruders. A group of punk illegals assaulted two police officers in New York last month, literally kicking them in the head after pushing the cops to the ground, overpowering them. I am shocked that the American people have tolerated this treason. It is just a clear sign of how far gone our country was a long time ago. Americans today feel powerless to stop this tyranny, and we are unless we unite together against the New World Order.

Dear reader, I encourage you to just keep praying. You'll never be able to get all the sin out of your life (because we are sinners by nature and by choice), but we can confess our sins daily to God (as taught in The Lord's Prayer) and ask God to help us do better each day. God doesn't expect anyone to be perfect, He just wants us to do better. We can do that by God's grace. Remember, we don't live the Christian life, Jesus lives the Christian life through us, as we walk in the Holy Spirit (Galatians 2:20, 5:22-25). Just keep on praying about everything!

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