When The Righteous Pray
One of the most important things a child of God should endeavor to do, is to live a righteous life of sincere good will toward others. We can learn through New Testament study, that we are the righteousness of God because we trust and believe in Messiah Yahshua's (Jesus).
Another thing believers can learn from the Word of God is that our righteousness in Yahshua, puts us in a position of supernatural advantage. “For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil” (I Peter 3:12). And, “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much”
(James 5:16). God’s Word is truth, so make time to read and learn how He caused His Word to perform in the lives of two righteous men who served Him with goodness and sincerity.
King David spent most of his anointed life “enquiring of the Lord.” II Samuel tells of many days that David spent seeking the counsel of God before going to fight against his enemies. God not only answered David, He also gave him a plan of strategy to follow. David won his battles because he obeyed the voice of God.
In II Kings 19, King Hezekiah received a blasphemous letter from an Assyrian enemy king. He brought the letter directly to God in His temple. Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah prayed, asking God to look at the letter, and to hear their prayers concerning its content. God had full knowledge of the Assyrian king’s contemptuous letter, and He assured King Hezekiah that the Assyrian king’s plan of attack would fail. The night before they were to attack Jerusalem, God sent an angel into the sleeping camp of the Assyrian army. The next morning, 145,000 Assyrian soldiers woke up and saw that they were dead!
(II Kings 19:35; II Chron. 32:21).
When the righteous children of God pray, God hears and acts on our behalf. Like Kings David and Hezekiah, we, too, must love and serve God with our whole heart, mind, soul and strength, and we must consistently do for God, that which is right with sincerity.
THEREFORE, God does hear and answer the prayers of the righteous, if we continue to live a life of sincere servitude to Him by doing what is good and right for our fellow man.
Pastor, G. W. Bronner's Story of The Anointed Tongue
"Lend me your ear for a moment, while I share with you a true and factual event that took place one crisp and sunny Sunday afternoon in the fall of 1953.
My Aunt Essie, a great prophetess of God, and a great woman of faith, asked me to drive her to the annual C.O.G.I.C. Convocation in Newark, New Jersey. Honoring her request, I gladly obliged. We had a high time in the Spirit during that event, and after it was over, we set out to make our way back to Trenton, New Jersey.
The trip was unforgettable, to say the least. Aunt Essie was the perfect picture of the proverbial back seat driver, but she sat in the front seat because it was her car, which she lovingly called, “Donna”
During the drive through Elizabeth, New Jersey, about 50 miles from home, we found ourselves riding behind a farmers truck loaded with crates of apples. We were traveling about 55 miles an hour behind the speeding truck when Aunt Essie said, 'Lord, let just one of those crates would fall off that truck?' And by the time she had finished speaking, the truck hit a bump in the road and the stacked crates began to swagger back and forth. Careful to keep my distance, I noticed the instability of the crates and said, 'Looks like those crates might fall out that truck, Aunt Essie.' All of a sudden, BOOM!, one crate of apples landed solid on the ground right in front of Aunt Essies’s car. The wooden crate did not burst, and not one apple fell to the ground. Aunt Essie said, 'Go get them apples, boy!' Slowing down, I looked at her and said, 'Aunt Essie, those apples aren’t ours' 'Yes they are,' she told me. 'I hoped in the Lord, and He made it happen. Now, hush up boy! Stop this car, and load them apples in the trunk and let’s get out of here!' And I did exactly what she said, in spite of the traffic we held up. From those apples we enjoyed Aunt Essie’s apple pies, apple preserves, and apple sauce, for months.
So you see how the truth of proverbs 18:21 became life for me and my family. And, if you believe God’s Word, it will come to life for you and your family, too."
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof” (Proverbs 18:21)