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What to Pray for in God’s Will

Key to Successful Prayer

What is the key to successful prayer? You must understand that when you pray and believe, then your prayer and belief must be scriptural (2 Peter 1:20,21). Ask and believe and receive what God has clearly promised in his word!  Those who have faith can have whatever they ask for without doubting, when it is in agreement with God’s will and plan for them.

What is God’s will? To discover God’s will in prayer, accept his revealed will through scripture! Where God has made his will clear through His Word, you can accept it. Where he has not made his will clear, then pray like Christ: “Not my will but thine be done.”

Nine things you can pray for that are scripturally in God’s will:

1) Pray to receive the Holy Spirit (Luke 11:13)
2) Pray for believers to spread the Gospel (Luke 10:2)
3) Pray for other believers (Luke 22:32, John 17:20)
4) Pray for church officials (Acts 12:5)
5) Pray for those in authority (1 Timothy 2:2)
6) Pray for forgiveness of others (Matthew 5:44)
7) Pray that you will be judged worthy (Luke 21:36)
8 ) Pray for unity of all believers (John 17:21)
9) Pray for sick to be healed (James 5:16, Mark 16:15-18)

These are a few of the scriptural messages that are clearly in God’s will. There are many others. God promised you power to move mountains (Mark 11:23-25), but you must be sure to move the ones he wants moved. You will know what he wants moved if scriptural or if God’s words abide in you (John 15:7). God doesn’t give demonstrations just for our special entertainment!

1 John 5:14,15 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us-whatever we ask-we know that we have what we asked of him.

If God created the universe is He outside it?

When someone reads my column and then links to it, I often get what is called a “ping.”   A ping is created by many websites, blogs, and news organizations when they create a link.  The ping arrives as a comment for the particular story and tells me where to find the other end of the link.   That allows me to see what others are saying about my columns and perhaps could lead to a dialogue between us or to a common bond.   Most of the time it is from like-minded believers who are commenting in their own column or blog about something I wrote.  Sometimes it is one of their readers that have put up a link in a comment to help  make a point to the author.  

One of these links led me to a devout atheist whose reader pointed to my vision “God Partially Revealed”  in response to that author’s comment that “If God created the Universe, then He must be outside of it.  That proves that God doesn’t exist because nothing can be outside of the Universe since the Universe by definition includes everything.”  (As an aside, I’ve noticed that atheists are pretty careful to use upper case G for God and H for He – Just in case?).   The atheist considered his statement pretty profound and unanswerable by believers.   Anyway, the comment by the atheist’s reader brought me a number of readers and no ugly comments, so I was appreciative.

The vision, “God Partially Revealed” and the following column “Where is God? Who What Where How?” explain it (to me) pretty well, but I thought I would talk about the atheist’s comment a little here. 

The vision clearly shows that God is everywhere at once since the entire Universe is within Him and His being filters through every atom of the Universe.   Does the atheist have a point that God could not have created the Universe because to do so would put Him outside of the Universe?   The implication is that He can’t be outside of something that includes everything, therefore our belief must be false. 

An easy answer is to say “He can do anything He wants to do.”   The latter implies that He can make a stone He can’t lift and then decide to do it anyway.  I agree with that.  Nothing we can write or say or dredge up in literature or the Bible can put any kind of limit of what God can do.  Nothing.   All powerful, He fuels the Universe.

Nor can my feeble interpretation of my visions give any real explanation or proof of what God is or can do or how He operates.   He is always in charge and can do or not do as He pleases.   He defines truth and good.  I would not try to impose my belief on you, gentle reader, nor would I want you to try to change me.   What I can do is report what I have seen and what I derived from it. 

My real answer is at the bottom, but I want to say first that God did create the Universe in what physicists call a “big bang” and so he predates the Universe and now the Universe resides in Him.   The problem for the atheist is a lack of understanding of who and what God is and where He resides.   He is timeless and so is heaven and so are our souls as explained to me in the vision of Crossing Over – Timeless Heaven.  

Taken together the two visions, “God Partially Revealed” and “Crossing Over – Timeless Heaven” reveal to me that God’s territory is a timeless place that we living cannot see, cannot detect, cannot fathom until we cross over at our earthly death.   It is like a parallel Universe, one that is both outside our own and within it at the same time. 

Unwittingly, physicists are talking more and more about multiple universes and the current fad of “string theory” lead them to believe that these parallel universes exist.  They have already universally adopted the “big bang” theory which mimics the Biblical version that God created everything out of nothing and hope the string theory or M theory or some other deriviative will take them to the “theory of everything”.

How strange for the physicists, but we knew about at least one other Universe all along, except we thought Heaven was “up there” maybe in the clouds.   Believers everywhere believe there is a heaven and that God is there and we will go there when we die.   My visions reveal that God is everywhere and when we say God is timeless, we mean it and it is a fact.  When we say He knew us from the beginning, He actually did because we were there too as part of our timeless souls in Heaven.    Heaven is not “up there” but is actually a timeless place parallel to ours.  It is all around us and we can’t detect it, but it is real. 

So God can create the Universe – our Universe – from outside of it and be outside of it even now but inside of it as well.   Why?  Because His Universe is the Universe of Heaven which is different from ours and is timeless, much like the photons in my physics blog “Quantum Weirdness“.  (Quantum Weirdness is based entirely on insights and words of knowledge gained from my visions but explained in a purely scientific way).    Any reader with a scientific interest may want to read the “Does Time Exist?” column there after reading the Changing Over – Timeless Heaven and also “Are you and I already in Heaven?” columns here.

Confused?   Not as confused as the atheist’s comment. 

My answer to the atheist’s comment:

God’s universe and our Universe are two different universes so He can be both outside of this Universe and inside of it.   Just the same, God is our Universe’s creator and He is in possession and control of it.   All we know of His other universe, the one we call Heaven, is what the Bible tells us and what God’s gift of visions to ordinary people like me tell us.  

Grace and Peace,

Oldtimer

Vision of The Children

  The Children

Children held a special place in the heart of Jesus.  They are the innocent ones, those who have not learned the sinful ways of the adult world.   Most Christians believe that all children go to heaven, even if they have not yet confirmed their aceeptance of Christ or died without benefit of baptism.  We believe that because of their innocence.   This vision seems to be of the children at the time of the rapture. 

But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.  I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” Luke 18:16‑17 (NIV) 

Friday, October 29, 1999

It had been a long season of silence, more than a year since I had received a vision.  During this long period, I began to feel that God was far away, and I was slipping in my prayer life and my commitment to my Savior.  

Our church had begun to emphasize prayer and discernment.  One of the questions our pastor kept asking each of us, was “what is God telling you?”

At one point, I decided that He was saying that I needed to get back to doing what I had promised God almost 3 years earlier:

“God, my Father in heaven, if it is your will that I live, I believe I can help bring others to you through our church.  I can do good work for you.”

Shortly after that re-commitment to my promise, I had the following vision:

The scene opened with a view of a tree-lined street.  It was a fairly broad street, and stretched out before me out of sight into the distance.   I don’t recall seeing any houses or buildings, but do remember lots of greenery – mostly grass, shrubs and trees.   I began to notice what looked like children coming toward me, first a few, then many more.   They seemed to be running or skipping at a fast pace.

Then I noticed that there were many streets leading into the sort of circular plaza where I was standing, and each street was filled with children coming toward the central circle.   In front of the crowd on each street was one or two children, closely followed by three or four more, then growing to fill the streets, curb to curb.

These children were obviously very happy, with arms swinging and waving and most were skipping and smiling or laughing.   They were high stepping and seemed to be very joyful.  Their clothes were all different, with greens, reds, blues and yellows showing on different children, and lots of variation in their dress.  I didn’t see any that appeared older than 10 or 11 years.

I was standing slightly to one side of the center of the circular plaza that joined the streets, and as I watched, the number of children swelled to completely fill the streets as far into the distance as I could see.

As the first children reached the plaza, they began to form a circle and join hands in front of me, some from each street, joining hands almost simultaneously.  I don’t think any of them noticed me.  They certainly didn’t look my way.

The first circle was very small, only about 5 or 6 children in all, but as they danced and skipped around the circle, swinging their clasped hands up and down in a joyful motion, more children poured in and formed a circle around that group, and when it filled, a wider circle formed around that one, so that soon there were many circles of happy, dancing children, all turning in a “circle right” pattern.  

The Rapture of the Children.

Then, amazingly, the middle circle began rising up into the sky, as if they were dancing on a rising platform.  As they rose about waist high above the others, the next ring also began to rise, then the next!

 The effect was like a volcano cone, but this one was children rising, apparently to meet Jesus in the air, although I did not see Him.   As they rose, the children were still circling.  Since the inner circle was smaller, they were completing the circle faster, and the further out (and lower) circles were progressively slower, almost a spiral effect as the various circles rose.

When I realized what was happening, the vision ended. 

The passage from Luke that I quoted above seems appropriate to this vision, as children seemed to have a special place in the heart of Jesus.  I don’t know if the vision was related to the rapture or simply symbolic of children going to meet Jesus.  

Next:  The Fruit  (which in real life occurred before the one above).

Two Piece Puzzle Explained

The night after the last Two Piece Puzzle dream, I had another vision, a very remarkable one which I plan to tell you about tomorrow.  It gave me some insight about the Two-Piece Puzzle and a possible explanation for that mystery that I’ll mention now.  The short answer – the coming of Christ released the Holy Spirt on the comman man – you and I.  The Holy Spirt in the Old Testament was bestowed only on special men, and was sometimes withdrawn later.  Christ promised a Counselor – Holy Spirt that would dwell in us always.   Without that Yule Door – the birth of Christ, we would not have the Holy Spirit.   

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever– the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.  John 14:16-17 (NIV) 

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