Qoheleth (Ecclesiastes, Convener) 5:1-3> “Guard your steps when you go to the House of Elohim. And, draw near to listen than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they do not know that they do evil. Do not be hasty with YOUR mouth, and let not your heart hurry to bring forth a word before Elohim. For Elohim is in the heavens, and you on Earth, therefore let your words be few. For a dream comes through the greatness of a task, and a fool’s voice is known by his many words”.
Many people have overlooked exactly what the Scriptures are teaching us and continue in disobedience to the Word by following the traditions of men. MattithYahu (Matthew) 6:5-8 > “And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the congregations and on the corners of the streets, to be seen of men. Truly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you pray, go into your room, and having shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place. And your Father who sees in secret shall reward you openly. And when praying, do not keep babbling like the gentiles. For they think that they shall be heard for their many words. Therefore do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.
As you continue to read the whole context ~ verses 9-13 specifically and clearly instructs us how to pray. Just exactly what are people trying to do? We all may have been caught up in these man-made situations, concepts, customs, rituals, and traditions ~ but His mercy and grace has brought us to the Truth and obedience to the Torah. What is amazing and even bizarre, is the fact that the Truth has been there, in the Writings, yet many seem to be hypnotized by Salvaging Wolves in sheep clothing.
Read Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 1:18, which states, “Come Let us reason together says the Elohim”. This scripture specifically tells us to use the mind that we have, for we are made in His image, and with prayer to be secure in what is right or wrong, we must totally rely on the Scriptures, because the Father reveals Himself in them and shows us how we must live and how to pray.
Ya’aqob (James) 4:3-4
You have the right to vote and the free will to choose, but you do not have the right as an individual to go against, argue or debate the will of the Father, even though He allows you to choose, He does not send you a message stating who to vote for. What if the other person won? For example: Read Matithyahu (Matthew) 26:39-44. Notice that the savior in his darkest hour as a human with human feelings prayed to have the event of being tortured and put to death pass from Him, but He said let your will be done. This is how we should pray and trust the Father for answers.
Just because one candidate seems to be better than the other, doesn’t mean either one will win or lose because you prayed. Matthew 6:10 states “Your kingdom come”. “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven”. Not your vote, not your opinion, not your will, and certainly not a prayer for who you should vote for or not, but the Heavenly Father’s will. So we have the free will to choose, vote, voice opinions, but not the power to change Yah’s Plans. Our prayers should be humble and specifically for spiritual and material help, not for political issues. When the savior was asked “Who should we pay tribute to, Yah or Caesar?” He said bring me a penny and asked whose subscription is on it, they said Caesar’s and He said render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and unto Yah what is Elohim’s”. > Matithyahu (Matthew) 22:17-22. No matter who is in political office, we as believers must pray for them and consider the fact that “His desire be done”. It is not his desire for evil to reign, but his plans to permit it is to be considered and realized.
Read Dani’ĕl (Daniel) 2:36-38; 4:17. After reading you see where Yah had given Nebuchadnezzar a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory. But, was it his will? “NO” It was His plan. Nebuchadnezzar was a wicked King, whose kingdom consisted of false religion, worshipping of idols and false elohims (gods). Daniel was held captive there and became a great ruler just as Joseph was over Egypt. Ask yourself this question: If you were living then and Daniel and Nebuchadnezzar were candidates for election, who would you vote for. Of course Daniel. Yet Daniel would have lost because of Yah’s plan, but not of His will. His will is that all would serve Him, but he allows and permits evil for a purpose and plan. He allows man due to the fall to see if he can govern himself and in due time man will see that he must give honor and worship to the Creator. “Let your will be done “O heavenly Father, no matter who I vote for or who may or will win”. For I love you and will not submit to any government of this world over the coming government that you will establish through your Son and our Savior upon His return to this Earth. I will obey your word and subject myself to the higher authority>(pay taxes, vote, voice opinions, witness your good news (gospel) and pray as you have instructed me to in Matthew 6:5-13. Therefore, I will not be persuaded by the opinion of man and of my own thinking, but let “Your will be done”.
At the beginning of the United States’ invasion of Iraq ~ President Bush stated that the Almighty is on our side because of freedom and Osama Bin Laden said that the Almighty is on their side because of Abraham. During the campaign of 2004, John Kerry said that we need to be sure that we are own God’s side. Even though Kerry’s statement was more humble to Elohim’s will ~ neither Kerry nor Bush are chosen to establish the kingdom of Elohim on this Earth ~ only Yahushua Messiah will solve the problems that engulf mankind, due to sin! Matthew 13:24-30 Read it! And see His plan. So we as believers have the free will to choose a candidate not only for his moral values, but also his political values, but not through prayer. Our prayers are to be recited asking for spiritual guidance in our personal lives and towards others and their needs. The whole point is that our Creator is coming to restore the earth. It is not our task to “fix” man’s kingdom, or fight it, change it, argue about its economics, lack of moral leadership, or any of that. Conquering, overpowering, killing, dividing, controlling ~ these are not things we do, but they are things which men ruling themselves do. Lies have become “mixed” into civil government as well as moral government (Church, pulpit), yet trusted in as truth.
So we are “called-out” of the kingdoms of men altogether. If we remain ignorant, we will be found participating in a paradigm (model, process) of traditions that date all the way back to Babylon, the head or beginning. So now it doesn’t matter what Yahuah’s will or plan is; or of His Son, our Savior, according to some people’s actions. Many are actually meeting in their assemblies, demanding, commanding, and just down right disrespectfully telling the Elohim our Creator that you are going to do it our way. Many even go as far to set a goal with numbers of unbelievers that they will witness to or bring to salvation.
This type of programming by the merchants (false prophets) has caused many to become discouraged > Matthew 23:1-4 says, “Then Yahushua spoke to the crowds and to His taught ones, saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit on the seat of Moses. Therefore, whatever they say to you to guard, guard and do. But do not do according to their works, for they say, and do not do. For they bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men’s shoulders, but with their finger they do not wish to move them.” Scriptures indicate that many are called, but few are chosen. Narrow is the way that leads to life and few that find it. And our Savior stated that, “No one can come to Me unless the Father draws him” > Matthew 7:13,14; 13:11-17 and Yahuchanon (John) 6:44,65.
We must witness out of love for the Father through the obedience of His Word. As you study Scripture, you will discover a plausible reason for the failure of Christianity to convert the world. You will come to realize that it is not the Creator’s will for the world to be converted in this age by man’s efforts. Yahushua’s instructions to be witnesses “unto the uttermost part of the Earth” (Acts 1:8) included no assurance that the testimony would be received and acted upon. Rather, now it is understood that it is Elohim’s will in this age to select out of the world only a small company of believers, the true Congregation Class, to become associated with His Son Yahushua Messiah. > Matthew 7:13,14/Luke 12:32 Also there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the righteous and the unrighteous (Acts 24:15) whereas Revelation 20 depicts the era where all will be given the opportunity to hear the Good News (Gospel) in its true meanings and taught properly and correctly.
WE WERE COMMANDED TO PRAY THE MODEL PRAYER LOCATED AT MATTHEW 6:9-13
Father, “Let Your Desire Be Done” ~ “Let Your Reign Come”
Read the following Scriptures and accept them; they are scarcely heard or taught in any of the assemblies of today; “come let us reason together”:
Daniel 4:17; 7:13,14 > True Government
Luke 19:11-15 > Believers True Candidate
Revelation 5:10 > True Government Officials
Revelation 20:4,6 > Real Government Leaders
Isaiah 9:6,7 > Pray “Thy Kingdom Come”
Psalms 72:8-11 > “Thy Kingdom Come”
Psalms 22:27,28 > “Thy Kingdom Come”
Micah 4:1-3 > No Earthly Candidate Is Answered Prayer.
John 18:36 > No Earthly Candidate
Luke 17:20,21 > No Political Kingdom
Romans 13; 14:17 > “Thy Will Be Done”
Colossians 1:13 > “Yahushua Messiah Is The True Candidate”
Revelation 2:26; 11:15 > No One Today
: Read slowly and carefully. Prayer changes things, but it does not change Yah’s Plans. If you were to pray for what person to vote for, would it be answered or would the spirit lead you to a certain candidate. The answer is “NO”. Some of course would disagree. But ask yourself this question: If you felt that he led you to a certain candidate, president, senator, etc., and he lost, then was your prayer in vain or to a certain political party and they lost, or if either one won, then was your prayer in vain? Just because the majority of fellow believers believe that a certain candidate is qualified spiritually to lead the nation doesn’t mean your prayer was answered, and certainly doesn’t mean that person is qualified.