Are You A Member of The Family Of God?
There Is A Universal Error In Thinking On This Point
Most people think that all people are God’s children.
They Would Be Wrong.
You are not a child of God until you have given your life to Jesus.
Your prayers are not even heard, but rejected by God, until you become a part of the Family of God through faith, belief in, obedience to and acceptance of Jesus as Lord.
Job 35:9-15 (The Message)
9-15 “When times get bad, people cry out for help. They cry for relief from being kicked around, but never give God a thought when things go well. People are arrogantly indifferent to God – until, of course, they’re in trouble, and then God is indifferent to them. There’s nothing behind such prayers except panic; the Almighty pays them no mind. So why would he notice you just because you say you’re tired of waiting to be heard?”
Does God Hear And Answer The Prayers Of Those Who Reject Jesus?
Why should HE? Your rejection of Jesus as your LORD is your declaration to God that you want to have nothing to do with HIM. That it is YOU who is in charge of your own life. That you want to be your own god, working under your own power, behaving as you see fit and you have no interest in doing things HIS way.
If you are the god of your life, then you are praying to no one but yourself. When you pray to God – your prayer simply bounces back to you. You get to answer your own prayers.
To get your prayers heard and answered by God, you must call on the name of Jesus Christ the Lord.
All other prayers to any other name, power or god other than Jesus are not heard by God the Father. Why?
Because you are connected to the wrong source, a false source. A source that has no power to hear you or answer your prayers.
If You Have Rejected Jesus…
…you have ignored and denied none less than the Son of God. You have cast off HIS death and sacrifice FOR YOU, as something meaningless and foolish, thus telling God that YOU are in command. That YOU are your own savior. So HE lets you do it your way without any help from HIM.
By rejecting Christ’s payment for your sin – you may not have known it – but you have agreed to pay for your sin yourself.
And God will allow you to pay the price of your own sin and rebellion towards HIM.