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Generational Sin

Published: March 17, 2020 (Originally published: April 6, 2016)
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I cannot begin to tell you how much Grace thru Faith has blessed me and our Prayer Warrior group. To be able to ask questions, not only have them answered, but placed on your list for all to see, so that the question and answer may be a blessing to others.

My question for today is, where in scripture does it speak of generational curses, and how do you pray about something such as this.

Thank you and I pray that God continually blesses you and your ministry.


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More On The Trinity

Published: March 17, 2020 (Originally published: March 25, 2016)
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If we are to understand that Jesus, God, and the Spirit are three and the same, then why would Jesus give us the illusion of going to pray to another being, unless if this is only to set an example for us?

But then why would He go to pray to another higher being? This would seem to create more confusion than clarity, especially if we are to believe that all three are the same being.


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The Holy Spirit, Satan, And Prayer

Published: March 12, 2020 (Originally published: January 9, 2012)
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One of my church leaders said that we need to be baptized in the Holy Spirit (or laying of hands) frequently to renew and rekindle the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit can also be diminished or leave us completely due to our sin or actions. He also said not all our prayers to God reach Him due to interference by satanic forces. To be frank I am doubtful about these statements. What does the Bible say?


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Why Do They Nod While Praying?

Published: March 18, 2020 (Originally published: October 14, 2008)
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Why do Orthodox Jews nod when they pray at the wailing wall or reading the scripture?


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Still Saved After Denying The Lord?

Published: March 18, 2020 (Originally published: October 20, 2013)
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I have a question I have needed to be answered for a very long time. I can’t even get a straight answer from my own pastor. I believe in Christ’s finished work at the cross. I know that behavior cannot change our salvation.

However, if someone accepts Christ and is baptized as a young person, then loses faith and denies the existence of God, what then? I get different arguments from people on this. I have heard, “Once saved always saved” and I’ve heard that denying the Lord is unforgivable. Please help me settle this. I lose sleep over this for my dear family members.


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Silent Prayer

Published: March 18, 2020 (Originally published: November 1, 2014)
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In about 1980 everything seemed to be falling apart around me. Sitting alone in my living room, I prayed a silent prayer to God/Jesus for salvation and guidance. Do you think God recognizes and accepts silent prayer for his saving grace, or at any other time when one prays?


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Curses On Buildings Or Land

Published: March 19, 2020 (Originally published: October 9, 2015)
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Thank you for this opportunity to ask you questions, I value your wisdom.

My question is: There is a teaching that on some buildings and land there are curses because of the activities that have been carried out on the site, and these must be lifted by ‘spiritual warfare’ type prayer (applying the blood of Jesus etc). What is the Biblical position on this for New Covenant believers? Thank you.


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OSAS And Unanswered Prayer

Published: March 19, 2020 (Originally published: May 30, 2008)
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As a follow up to ‘Still Saved After Denying The Lord’, I have a question for you.

A friend of mine, once a very loving and dedicated Christian, has over the past several years gone through many traumas in her life. Having thrown herself on God’s mercy and spent many hours in prayer, she has received no solution to her problems. For example, she has prayed constantly that the Lord would bring peace to the heart of her mother -also a Christian- who is suffering from dementia and is living in a confused and tortured state literally trapped inside her own body. These prayers have not been answered.

She now believes in her heart that God can not exist and that Jesus was just a good man who was crucified along with countless others.

Where Peter, understandably, denied the Lord out of fear, this lady has made a conscious decision that God is not real – not out of bitterness but by deliberation. What happens to her Salvation?


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Does God Hear The Sinner’s Prayer?

Published: March 19, 2020 (Originally published: September 8, 2009)
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If the Bible says in John 9:31 that Gods does not hear sinners then where does it say that He hears our prayer for forgiveness and acceptance of Jesus as Lord and Savior?

 


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More On OSAS And Unanswered Prayer

Published: March 20, 2020 (Originally published: June 6, 2008)
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Here’s another follow-up to “OSAS And Unanswered Prayer.”

You listed four things that you believe can prevent believers from being delivered from their afflictions, putting a very fine point on the issue:

1. Lack of faith, 2. Unconfessed sins, 3. Subconscious feelings that we deserve to be afflicted, 4. Secret desire to remain where we are.

My questions are these:

1. If we have a subconscious feeling that we deserve to be afflicted, does God hold this against us? (if so, why?). Your answer seems to imply this.

2. If we are held responsible for things of which we are not conscious, how do we recognize this and “repent” of it?

This is a very serious set of questions for me as I am very introspective, know I cannot fully understand what’s going on inside me, so it would seem that I am doomed to a life of (mostly) unanswered prayer.