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Today, a personal account is shared to clarify unanswered prayer and having a fruitful relationship with divinity.  As an American passing by the Russian embassy, I was asked by a staffer quarreling with a young, Vietnamese immigrant to assist the intruder who was making a disturbance on the sidewalk before their entrance, and refusing to leave the area.  The local police had been called, and unknown to him, he was being threatened with arrest, a beating, and even death should he continue to be defiant and emotional.  Earlier he had caused a scene at the White House.  He felt he had been acting within the law, and demanded the help of the Russians to exercise what he thought to be his new freedom—to marry the President’s daughter.  In the same way that young adult was not aware of his error and presumption, lacking sacred knowledge, many presume and behave as if they have the same access to GOD found only among mature Christian believers.  Receiving answer to prayer requires that believers have a correct understanding of their own needs as well as the provisions and terms of their relationship with divinity.  The holy writings also teach that many “know not what to pray for as they ought,” and the Spirit of GOD assists believers by making intercession with “groanings that can not be uttered,” yet, are understood by GOD.  The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers (India)” using the ID “lalita” (Level 3 with 1,618 points, a member since February 08, 2011) posted the following:

 

Why God never listens to my prayers and wishes???

Was I too desperate and greedy for asking just one simple wish? I didn’t ask for Diamond or 1000kg gold or 100000000 acres of land or royal chamber or life miracle? I only asked for student life abroad and that too got refused. I now know that I wasted my time on God and temples.why did I go to church,temples n prayed.i regret big.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness:  thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.  O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.  But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself:  the LORD will hear when I call unto him.  Stand in awe, and sin not:  commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.  Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORDThere be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.  Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.  I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep:  for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.  (Psalms 4:  1-8, King James Version, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  The Quality of Life? (03/29/2017); Divine Delay and Prayer? (03/22/2017); Hope That Is True (02/20/2017); Are All Religions Acceptable? (01/11/2017); On Expecting Quick Results (11/07/2016); Correct in Only Your Mind? (05/04/2015); What To Say To A Friend? (03/29/2015)

 

“lalita”, here are some thoughts I would like to share:  One evening, on my way home from work here in Washington, DC, I was stopped outside of the Russian embassy by someone asking me to help a young Vietnamese who was confused, and about to cause an international incident by climbing the fence to demand a response from the White House.  Apparently, he had gone there earlier, demanded to see the President’s daughter, and had been arrested.  He was about to be arrested again, committed to an institution for psychiatric evaluation, and the police were on the way.

When I spoke to him, the man was not crazy or insane.  Every thing he had to say was intelligent and logical, however, it was based on error.  He explained that he came to America because he was told he could marry the President’s daughter.  Like many around the world, he believed that all Americans are privileged and wealthy, and that “the streets are paved with gold.”  I tried to help him understand that even arranged marriages require shared communication and exchange on the basis of an existing relationship with others.  You may not just “walk in off the street,” and announce to a stranger “I am taking your daughter to be my wife.”

Similarly, the process of GOD focuses on supplying believers with spirit substance and the things needed to serve GOD, rather than things carnal, material, self-serving, and social.  Many, lacking sacred knowledge and the necessary ongoing relationship with divinity, mistakenly think they may “walk in off the street” and demand, petition, or require divine blessings, gifts, and rewards that are earned only over time through sacred practices and works.  Sinners who correctly acknowledge GOD may be “born again” through operations of the Creator that make permanent changes in their spirit content.  Even so, they must “grow up again” to become mature by meeting life challenges upon the earth.  As those reborn from divine DNA (so to speak), the sinner becomes a son or daughter (we say, child, offspring) and heir of GOD.  As a new creation, the believer contains inseparable substance from the makeup of Deity that includes faith, forbearance, forgiveness, holiness, hope, meekness, wisdom, and wrath against sin.  More than this, they become accountable for duty, reverence, and unselfish service.

There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, the Bible also teaches the following:  Romans 8:  5-9, KJV:  5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.  6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.  7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God:  for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.  8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.  9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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Today, points are shared on the Kingdom of GOD, and America and Israel as modern states.  The Israel created by the United Nations General Assembly in 1947 is not the same as the Israel created by Jehovah at Mount Sinai. Many are confused that the influence and place of Israel as an instrument in divine judgment does not appear to be the same as in ancient times.  Yet, at some stage as they develop or follow paths that were not available in their beginning, all nations appear to betray their founding fathers and pioneers.  Maniacal dissatisfaction and frustration with world leaders should be expected to increase where they are promoted as celebrities, demigods, and idols.  Exaggerated expectations appear when hero-worship and idolatry are practiced.  Foolish critics attack the President and Prime Minister of America and Israel as though a single person is permitted to make every decision for their State without input from experienced professionals, military, scholars and other experts, and as if they are not restricted from unilateral action by existing procedures and protocols that are rigorous and demanding.  Correctly understood, it is absurd to blame one man for the challenge that comes by shared goals and motives pursued among millions of men.  Fault-finding, placing blame and political invective are primarily fueled by anger, bitterness, ignorance, and immaturity.  Accusations against the United States and its leadership have long included the insinuation that greed, imperialism, pride, self-promotion, and vainglory are the only national agenda for those who serve through the American Presidency.  However, popular and world culture often seek to promote peculiar ideas of anonymity, defiance, freedom, and lawlessness without also pursuing disciplined logic, critical thinking, and the careful scrutiny required for developing and implementing accountability, consensus, sound policy, and stable government.  The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Harold” (Level 3 with 2,300 points, a member since June 24, 2009) posted the following low blow:

 

Is Obama going against God by opposing Israel?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:  Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.  And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.  And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there:  go not after them, nor follow them.  For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.  But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.  And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.  They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.  Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;  But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.  Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.  (Luke 17:  20-30, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Human Law, Divine Favor? (03/23/2015); The American Covenant? (03/03/2015); Correctly Knowing Israel? (03/01/2015); Why Prophets Were Sent to Israel (11/23/2014); The Need for Prophecy Then and Now (11/24/2014); The Bible is All About GOD? (07/27/2014); No Mystery in Lawful Judgment (07/28/2014); Separation of Church and State (07/04/2014); The Point of Wisdom? (07/05/2014); Holy Ground (03/30/2014); The Temple Mount (03/31/2014)

 

“Harold”, in these times, Christian believers are careful to focus upon prophecy, Scripture, and spiritual truth, rather than temporal events.  Consider the following:

(1.)  Israel and America are not the Kingdom of GOD.  While ancient Israel may have functioned as a monarchy with kings and prophets having authority as visible agents for divinity, America and modern-day Israel are operating as independent secular states within a global economy.  Those who belong to the kingdom are citizens through their spirit content, and are not in a mere cultural or political relationship.

(2.)  The sovereign authority and power of Deity is not appearing as inarguably active and present through the lifestyles, policies, and public presentations from existing states.  National goals do not include maintaining, expanding, or ratifying any covenant with divinity.

(3.)  Israel has compromised the historical, traditional and spiritual commands to destroy the worship places of those in the territory they would be given as their Promised Land.  After victory during the 1967 Six-Day War, instead of destroying the al-Aqsa Mosque, Israel transferred its control to an Islamic trust that is independent of the Israeli government.  Despite Israeli desire to exist as a state having the boundaries described within the Scriptures (see the Fourth Book of Moses, called Numbers, chapter 34), multiple peace accords and agreements have now seen concession of land to demonstrate their commitment to participate within a community of nations on the basis of international law.

(4.)  Many around the world now attack President Obama as our head of State, and as a representation of the American people.  Their displays of hatred, venom, and violence are as much the product of sin and their true spiritual content as of deception, lies, propaganda and slander.  Those who misread Scripture even apply the following to accuse Obama of being the Antichrist:  2nd Thessalonians 2:  3-4, KJV:  3 Let no man deceive you by any means:  for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;  4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

The holy writings provide far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually understood.  For example, (5.)  Ezekiel 14:  13-14, KJV:  13 Son of man, when the land sinneth against me by trespassing grievously, then will I stretch out mine hand upon it, and will break the staff of the bread thereof, and will send famine upon it, and will cut off man and beast from it:  14 Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, saith the Lord GOD.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  May your prayers ever be answered according to correct sacred knowledge and your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC