Is your prayer life a struggle, something you seldom do because usually, your prayers go unanswered? When you struggle, and your prayers are not answered, you need to know the Biblical secret to prayer.
The Bible says the key to prayer is righteousness because Yehovah hears the prayers of the righteous. (1 Pet 3:12).
What is righteousness?
The Bible says in 1.John 3:7 and 5:3, righteousness comes from obedience to the written law of Moses (the written Torah). Now we understand one of the keys to answered prayer is obedience to the written Torah.
Is this what the church is telling you? Probably not what you are used to hearing in church, they have said something along the lines of “God hears your prayers because you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. So if you believe Jesus died for you, you are righteous”.
What the church is telling you is partly true, but mostly not true.
The Bible says in James 2:10-26 and 1.John 2:6 we are in Christ Jesus (Yeshua) if we live as He lived His life. And if we believe He died for us, our faith will show itself in obedience to the Torah.
So it is true that Yehovah hears our prayers because we are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. But to become the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus (Yeshua) we first have to start obeying the Torah as evidence of our faith in the cross. And if we believe He died for us, it has to show itself in obedience to the Torah. Then, and only then, do we become righteous, and He hears our prayers.
When you take a closer look at the discrepancy between what the Bible teaches about prayer and the half-truths you have heard from the pulpit, it is no wonder your prayers go unanswered.
What does it mean to follow the written Torah in obedience? What does that look like?
The written Torah has 613 commandments; some are just for women, some just for men. Others are just for priests, and some require us to be in Israel and have access to a temple. When you know the Bible says in 1.John 2:6 we are one with Yeshua if, and only if, we live as He lived in obedience to the written Torah, you see the importance of studying what it says.
As a believer in Yeshua (Jesus), it is your responsibility to study the Torah and learn which commandment applies to you. When you know which commandment applies to you, it is your responsibility to walk them out in daily obedience. By a daily obedience walk, your faith becomes alive and able to save you (James 2:10-26), and you become one with Yeshua (1.John 2:6).
If your faith is alive, and you are one with Yeshua, you are righteous, and the Bible says your prayers are heard. (1. Pet 3:12)
Do you see now the dangers of believing the church lies when they tell you the Torah was done away with at the cross?
The written Torah is the very key to our prayer life and the very key to our salvation. Without knowledge of the Torah, and obedience to the Torah, we are not saved, and our prayers are not heard.
Does this guarantee instant healings, prosperity beyond our wildest imaginations and victory over the devil at all times?
The Bible says in Rev 12:11, 14:12 if we walk in obedience to the written Torah, believing Yeshua died for us, we will overcome the devil himself.
It says in Deut 28:14-45, the consequence of walking in disobedience are very severe. But the result of walking in obedience guarantees us everything we need in this life.
The answer is yes, it guarantees victory over the devil and all our needs to be met. So if you need healing, it guarantees healing. If we need money, it ensures the money will be given to us.
So why then are so many people who are already doing this sick and in lack?
When Moshe (Moses) was commissioned by Yehovah to take our forefathers out of Egypt, it did not happen instantly. It took quite some time from the burning bush to the day they exited Egypt, and this brings us the second key to prayer.
The Bible says if you do everything right, walking in obedience, beliving in the cross but you dont trust that He can do what He says your prayers will fall flat on the ground. (Heb 11:6)
If you need healing, if you need money to cover your needs, or whatever your need might be right now, you have to trust that He can and is willing to meet it.
This is where it gets tricky for most of us, especially if we have needed something for some time.
Why should you believe Yehovah can and will heal you, provide for you, and meet your needs? The short answer: Because the Bible says He will if I believe in the cross and walk in obedience to the written Torah.
What do you become if you obey the written Torah and believe in the cross?
The Bible says in John 3:16, you become a child of Yehovah, but the Bible also says in Numbers 23:19 Yehovah never changes.
How do you understand John 3:16?
Most people would say, “believe Jesus died for my sins, and that makes me a son or daughter of God.”
How does the Bible define sin? 1.John 3:4 says sin is breaking the written Torah. So if He died for all the times, you have broken the written Torah, it stands to reason that faith in Him will result in repentance on your behalf. Because you believe He died for your sins, you will choose from now on not to sin. (Rom 6:1) So if you believe He died for your sins, you will from now on choose to obey the written Torah.
In Ex 14:22 and 19:5, Yehovah says that all those who obey His written Torah becomes Israel and Yehovah’s firstborn son. If you believe He died for your sins, the Bible says you will become Israel.
Why should you trust that Yehovah would heal you and meet all your needs?
The short answer: Because you are Israel and the Bible says all through the Old Testament how He never abandoned Israel. As long as Israel lived as Israel (in obedience to the written Torah), their needs were always met.
So as long as you walk as Israel (reconciled to Yehovah by faith in the cross, obeying the written Torah), you can easily trust that He will meet your needs whatever they might be.
So what are the keys to prayer?
- Be reconciled to Yehovah by believing He died for you on the cross.
- Walk out your faith in obedience to righteousness (the written Torah) and learn which commandments apply to you.
- Trust that He will meet your needs whatever they might be because you are Israel.
All these three keys have to be in place for your prayers to be heard.
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