(Sunday Message for September 3rd 2017)
Historical record : Prayer
Why is prayer necessary? What is prayer?
【Scriptures】 John 15:7
If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.
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.
1 Thessalonians 5:17
Hallelujah! I bless you to be filled abundantly with the love of the eternal God,
the peace of the Holy Son, and the fiery love of the Holy Spirit.
And I bless you to be fully moved, inspired, and affected by the Word.
When you pray, physical thoughts get replaced by spiritual thoughts.
Since prayer is something you do to God, [when you pray],
you come to think thoughts that are on God’s side and as a result, your thoughts change.
However, your thoughts become different according to how deeply you pray.
When you pray deeply, you enter the Holy Spirit’s domain.
So, the thoughts of the Holy Spirit’s side come to mind and you realize
and you also realize about the work that you should do.
If you go even deeper from there and converse further,
both God and the Holy Spirit will tell you ‘what They have to say.’
Prayer must be done in the midst of your daily life.
You have to pray frequently and always. Why?
‘Speaking and conversing’ are necessary for people to live their lives, right?
When people don’t ‘converse’ even though they live with each other,
they have no idea at all about what other people think and will only think their own thoughts.
In the same way, if you don’t converse with God, the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Son Lord
even though you are living with Them,
you will live centering on your own thoughts
because you don’t know the thoughts of God, the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Son Lord at all.
Between people, they can keep living and existing by their own thoughts
even if they don’t converse with each other.
What is the standard of love? It is ‘conversation.’
Is it possible for people who truly and passionately love each other to have no conversations?
Conversation shows ‘the reality of love’ the best!
The content of the conversations with strangers is different,
the content of the conversations with your brothers is different,
and the content of the conversations with the one you love is different.
‘The intensity of love’ is shown through the content of the conversation.
God does the same. God’s Word is ‘His conversation with human beings.’
The content of the conversation is different based on the time period.
The content of the conversation is different based on the intensity of love.
This is ‘the time period of brides.’
Therefore, one of the most important things you must do is to ‘have conversations.’
Servants almost never get to converse with their master.
The representative of the servants receives instructions from the master on behalf of [the servants]
and then conveys those instructions to other servants. The Old Testament time period was like that.
Children converse frequently with their parents as needed.
However, there is quite a bit of distance between parents and children.
The brides who are the counterparts of love are of one-heart with the bridegroom.
Therefore, they say the same thing that their counterpart says.
It is to have conversations in prayer and have conversations in daily life.
In other words, it is to have conversations through prayer
and frequent conversations as you live your daily life.
When you pray, Satan dies and disappears.
When praying, you have to tell God about each topic one by one.
Then prayer becomes ‘a sword of words’ and ‘a weapon’ and things get done.
When you look at the spiritual world,
[you see that] things get done according to what you say in your prayer.
If you are united with the Trinity and say appropriate things,
your words become reality as you speak and they get done.
Therefore, you must defeat Satan and wicked people with the weapon’ of ‘prayer.’
Then you will display your function and powers fully without being affected by them.
It is the power of prayer!
You have to experience praying deeply for two hours or three hours.
When you are conversing with someone you love,
do you end it after conversing for only five minutes, ten minutes, or thirty minutes?
Conversation with the one you love is ‘a one-on-one conversation.’
Therefore, you can even do it all day long.
If you repent for your sins one by one, share your stories one by one,
and tell [the Trinity] about other people’s matters, matters of the church,
matters of the family, matters of the nation, and matters of the world, one hour will pass by in no time.
And you have to concentrate your thoughts and mind even more deeply
and have conversations with God, the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Son Lord about each matter one by one.
That is when you have ‘entered the spiritual world.’ If you do that, two or three hours will pass in no time.
It is to always ‘converse, discuss, and consult.’
You have to live ‘a life of love and a life of righteousness’ during regular times.
Then your ‘conversations in prayer’ will go well
as you bring up those things in a series~ [one after the other].
Indeed, prayer is ‘love.’
When you pray, ‘fear, anxiety, worries, and concerns’ disappear.
When you pray, ‘darkness’ disappears.
This is because when you pray, the Trinity are with you
and your heart and thoughts are replaced with ‘God’s thoughts.’
At that moment, you have to pray
and let your heart, thoughts, soul, and spirit come even further into the light.
When you are praying, even ‘your sins’ come to mind and you remember them.
The deeper you pray, the more your sins become reality and are visible to you.
The more a person realizes, the more he will be shocked in his heart
and prompted to take righteous actions.
When praying, you pray with your eyes shut. So, you don’t see the things of the world for that moment.
As a result, the things of the world stop [affecting you] when you are praying.
At that moment, your thoughts focus on God.
As you do that, distracting and miscellaneous thoughts disappear.
Therefore, physical things do not easily come to mind.
At that moment, your thoughts synchronize with the thoughts of God and the Holy Spirit
and you communicate and converse with God and the Holy Spirit at that moment.
God hears the content of every prayer. He sees all the people praying.
However, He accepts the prayers according to ‘the content of the prayers’ and solves those things for them.
When He makes decisions regarding certain problems faced by individuals, families, nations, or the world,
God decides whether to judge or not after first receiving their ‘prayers.’
Prayer affects ‘the history that saves lives.’
Therefore, you have to pray for individuals, families, nations, and the world.
When God receives a prayer, He takes action on it in accordance with ‘time.’
God listens well to ‘the prayers of the righteous’ and takes action on them.
He accepts appropriate prayers and takes action on them.
You should not pray only when you are facing hardships or when you have problems.
Instead, you have to do it frequently like you would eat.
It is to pray ‘conversational prayers in daily life!’
Now that you know more deeply about prayer, I bless you to become ‘Heaven’s brides who pray.’