17 August 2021
Series: Devotional
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Some prayers are dangerous

Speaker: Apostle Ernie

Are you praying for God to intervene and put an end to the evil in this world? Perhaps you should not do so because it might be dangerous for your soul. 

Definition of hypocrisy is the practice of engaging in the same behavior or activity for which one criticizes another or the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform. In moral psychology, it is the failure to follow one’s own expressed moral rules and principles.

People often ask us why God allows suffering and evil in this world and why He chooses not to intervene and do something. All who have asked us this question have one thing in common; they fail to live up to God’s standard of what it means to be a good person. Some of them are Christians, others confess faith in other religions, but they all have one thing in common, they have chosen to reject the law of Moses. Instead of obeying the law, they are habitual liars, adulterers, fornicators, idol worshipers, murderers, thieves. The Bible says no liars, no adulterers, no fornicators, no idol worshipers, no murderers, no thieves will be allowed to enter heaven when they die. Why? Because acts such as these are evil in the sight of God. When the God of the Bible sees the life these people live (and some of them profess to be Christians), He sees lives filled with evil. 

Why does God allow so much evil and suffering in the world? 

If God were to intervene and do something about the evil and all the suffering in the world, you would not be here today; you would be in hell. Why? Because Yehovah is no respecter of persons, He is a holy and righteous judge who can not overlook your sins and, at the same time, judge the sins of your neighbor. To put it another way, He can not intervene in Afganisthan or stop the coronavirus and overlook your lies, adultery, hatred, and idol worship. 

Are you praying for God to intervene and do something to the evil we see all around us?

You should be very grateful that He has not yet answered your prayer because you would be in hell right now if He had.  

Will He do something to the evil in this world one day?

Yes, one day, Yehovah will return to Mount of Olivettes and finally end the evil and suffering in this world. The Bible says, in 1. John 3:4, evil is the same as lawlessness, so when we do something the law of Moses forbids, we do evil things. The Bible says in 1. John 3:7, what you do you become: if you obey the law, you are righteous; you are evil if you break the law. When Yehovah returns to Mount Oilivettes, He will fight against all evil, and the Bible says He will win. Those who have chosen evil will perish forever by being cast into the lake of fire when that day comes. Matt 7:21-23 says this also applies to Christians who reject Moses’s law in favor of grace. 

We do not know when He will return, but we know it is appointed for men to die and then the judgment. Perhaps this is your turn, you might die today, and you will be judged for your evil deeds if you do. And if you are a Christian who has rejected the law of Moses in favor of grace, you will be judged as if you have never been saved. (Matt 7:21-23, 1.John 2-3) The sentence Yehovah will pronounce is an eternity in hell, in the lake of fire. 

This does not have to happen; Yehovah is longsuffering and patient, which is why He has not yet intervened and stopped the evil in this world. He desires everyone everywhere to repent and be reconciled to Him through the cross. He wants you to repent and be reconciled to Him through the cross. 

Today is the day of salvation; repent today and choose to come back to the law of Moses, be reconciled to Yehovah by trusting in what Jesus did for you at the cross. Then you will know for sure that if Yehovah answers your prayer of putting an end to evil, you will not end up in hell. And if you should die today before He answers your prayer, you will not be judged and cast into the lake of fire.