By Stefan Alesi
The fifth proof for real and true faith is constant prayer.
According to wiki dictionary means constant: continuously, persistently, persevering, changeless! (http://de.wiktionary.org/wiki/beständig)
Constant prayer means for us, that we are to have persistently and persevering communion with God. In a time as today, where everything should go so fast, is this a very big challenge. But real faith also makes this possible, as Jesus Christ in Luke 18, 1 explains: „Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.“
The Holy Spirit helps true believers, to pray persevering. This prayer takes place in the spirit, therefore nobody needs to pray persistently and audible. The Apostle Paul writes in Ephesians 6,18: „And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.“
Anyone who has true faith, has recognized that we must have no worries about anything, because the will of God always happens. Believe means also, the words of God to believe and the certainty to have in your heart, that God complies his promises. So you have the mind freely and be able constantly pray in the spirit for God.
Also, remember the worries and stress are of this world. True believers but are not of this world. So Paul writes in 1 Timothy 2, 1 – 4: „I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone— for kingsand all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Saviour, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.“
Examine yourself now, pray you already constantly, or are you still prisoner of the worries and needs of this world! To be in worry always means, to give too little or no faith in the words of God. Please God, he should let you grow in faith and always stay in His Word. Jesus Christ himself explains, how futile it is to be in worry, if you cannot even such a simple thing to be able to count as his own hair on the head.
In our modern world with all the luxury goods, which are extolled also through advertising, it is very hard to believe the words of God. Most people do not even know how useless these things are and that you none of these things needs to live. Just think, that all this luxury is only required, so that the world loves you.
Yet listen, to the words of the Apostle James, which he in James 5, 16 – 18 wrote: „Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.“
Stay in the Word of God and you will realize that the New Testament removes nothing from the Old Testament, and vice versa. If you read the Bible, do not use any interpretations of the Pharisees (Priest) and scribes (theologians), because these are only thoughts from people, are brought to paper. Jesus Christ also warned us about them.
Now check everything you hear and read, with the word of God in the Bible and retain the truth! May the Lord bless and keep you. Shalom
As at Thy word the universe arose, so you were the king appointed. And when the world disintegrates, then Thou rules alone in splendour. You were and are since eternity and you will be in glory. You united – The only without second, nobody can standing on your sides. Without end and beginning in time, yours is the power, the glory. You are the lives eternally, my God, my salvation. In danger and distress you’re my strength, my saviour! You are my refuge, my banner, my shield, my helper, call I to You. In your hand I always put my soul, whether I’m sleep or awake. And I trust you my body. I am not afraid, God is with me! Blessed are You Lord our God, Master of the Universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us, that we focus us to the words of the doctrine of God (Torah). Amen
From: Christsein Heute