By Pastor Oloruntimilehin Joshua Daramola
Prayer is a means of communication with God. People expect God to respond to prayers positively by making them come to reality. Many people do not know when and how to pray despite the fact that Jesus Christ taught us how to pray.
Matthew 6:5-13. There are hours of prayer which are to be observed faithfully. Jesus Christ was always praying, he even took three of his disciples to a place called Gethsem-ane to pray while he was praying, the disciples were sleeping.
Brethrens prayer does a lot in peo-ple’s life and devil always want to prevent people from praying and observing hourly prayer. He always want to put people into situation where they commit sin so that that their prayers will not be answered.
Understanding the desire of devil in our lives, it is imperative to examine our life, actions and rela-tionship with people, even count our possessions e.g. shoes, clothes, children, wife(s) husband and other things. We count all the-se things to enable us know and appreciate the position and situation we are presently in.
As we are examining and counting the good things about us we should remember to do the same for the bad things i.e. the evil things we ha-ve done. Some people have wife(s) and husband but still have four or more concubines. Some of these people treat their concubines better than their husbands and wives by show-ing special love for them.
They believe nobody is seeing them but someone is seeing them and even recording their activities. These mess-ages may be bitter in the hearts of some people but they are facts. Brethren there are nothing one does that is secret to God whether good or bad. God will alw-ays use his prophets to reveal to you things you did in secret that are sinful.
Let‘s examine the story of king David, Bathsheba and Uriah. God loved David and had records of achievements which were counted for him. But David did not count and realized the evil he perpet-rated by impregnating Bathsheba wife of David‘s warlord Uriah and causing the death of Uriah.
David attempted in many ways to cover up his evil deed but to avail. God was displeased with David for what he did because it was evil. II Samuel 11:1-26
David felt indifferent and failed to rea-lize the devilish act as a sin then God sent Prophet Nathan to him. Then he told David a parable of two men a rich one and the other poor. The rich man exploited the poor man by taking the only lamb of the poor man to prepare it for his visitor. The rich man had many lambs from which he could afford to prepare more than one for his visitor Prophet Nathan told David that he is the rich man.
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