Where Can We Put Our Hatred While We Say Our Prayers?

Where Can We Put Our Hatred While We Say Our Prayers?

Our worship is right only when we are right with God and with others. No one can be wrong with a man and right with God. The big question: Where can we put our hatred while we say our prayers? Unfortunately we put our hatred on the back burner where it simmers. Our prayers said, the back burner turns red again. Sin’s contamination requires the Savior’s cleansing.

Now if someone wanted to expound on this further and ask the question below as I often get responses or questions to counteract the quote, here is one listed below that I expanded on in regards to this question. Can we pray and hate at the same time?

 
 
Can we pray and hate at the same time?  The answer is
probably no.  For the sake of argument, a person taking
the opposite side of the debate might argue:

True, a person cannot hate and pray at the same time.
This is not a profound or significant statement.  One cannot
swim and lay in the sun at the same time.  One cannot
drive a car and jog at the same time.  One cannot sing
opera and swim under water at the same time.

Let’s look at it more deeply:

….Where can we put our hatred while we say our prayers?

A brilliant debater seeks to defeat an opponent on the opponent’s
own terms and vocabulary.  In this instance, your opponent would
argue that your question is specious.  There is no need to consider
it, for the answer is simply stated in the Bible and the Bible is the
one book the opponent believes in.  So your debating opponent
would say that hatred is hatred and prayer is love.  They are separate
entities and there is a place for each of them.

Hence, Ecclesiastes 3:

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to throw away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.

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YOU CAN’T EDIT THE BIBLE TO BE RELEVANT IN JUSTIFYING A SIN; IF SO YOU HAVE MISUNDERSTOOD THE AUTHOR’S INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO LIVE YOUR LIFE.

THE BIBLE HAS HELD TRUE OVER CENTURIES. EVEN THOUGH IT DATES BACK THOUSANDS OF YEARS, IT STANDS THE TEST OF TIME AND IS STILL RELEVANT AND SURPASSES THE UNDERSTANDING OF MODERN MAN.

  YOU CAN’T EDIT THE BIBLE TO BE RELEVANT IN JUSTIFYING YOUR SIN.

THE LORD GOD GIVES US STERN WARNINGS ABOUT CHANGING HIS WORD

 IF SO YOU HAVE MISUNDERSTOOD THE AUTHOR’S INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO LIVE YOUR LIFE.

 WE MUST FOLLOW THE SCRIPTURES AND APPLY THE INSTRUCTIONS TO OUR LIFE:

 GOD IS UNCHANGEABLE. GOD’S WORD IS UNCHANGEABLE TOO. IN MATTHEW 24:35, THE LORD JESUS SAID, “HEAVEN AND EARTH SHALL PASS AWAY, BUT MY WORDS SHALL NOT PASS AWAY.” 

 WE MUST REMEMBER THAT THE BIBLE IS A SPIRITUAL BOOK AND IS UNDERSTANDABLE TO THOSE WHO ARE LED BY GOD’S SPIRIT. IT IS NOT POSSIBLE FOR THE NATURAL MAN TO UNDERSTAND IT (I CORINTHIANS 2:14), HENCE PARAPHRASING OR SIMPLIFYING IT WILL DO NO GOOD. 

 THE BIBLE IS NOT SUPPOSED TO READ LIKE A FAIRY TALE–PETER SAID, “FOR WE HAVE NOT FOLLOWED CUNNINGLY DEVISED FABLES” (II PETER 1:16).

 REVELATION 22:18-19, IF ANY MAN SHALL ADD UNTO THESE THINGS, GOD SHALL ADD UNTO HIM THE PLAGUES THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK: AND IF ANY MAN SHALL TAKE AWAY FROM THE WORDS OF THE BOOK OF THIS PROPHECY, GOD SHALL TAKE AWAY HIS PART OUT OF THE BOOK OF LIFE, AND OUT OF THE HOLY CITY, AND FROM THE THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK.

 PROVERBS 30:5-6, EVERY WORD OF GOD IS PURE: HE IS A SHIELD UNTO THEM THAT PUT THEIR TRUST IN HIM. ADD THOU NOT UNTO HIS WORDS, LEST HE REPROVE THEE, AND THOU BE FOUND A LIAR.

THE BIBLE IS A COMPILATION OF 66 DIFFERENT BOOKS
-WRITTEN BY MORE THAN 40 DIFFERENT AUTHORS
-WRITTEN ON 3 DIFFERENT CONTINENTS, WRITTEN IN 3 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES–HEBREW, GREEK AND ARAMAIC
-WRITTEN OVER A TIME SPAN OF 1600 YEARS
-ALL THE AUTHORS CAME FROM DIFFERENT:
WALKS OF LIFE
CULTURES
BACKGROUNDS
COUNTRIES
TIME ERAS,
MOST OF THESE AUTHORS NEVER MET EACH OTHER– YET THROUGHOUT ALL 66 DIFFERENT BOOKS, EVERY AUTHOR HAD ONE THEME- GOD’S PLAN OF REDEMPTION FOR HUMANITY THROUGH JESUS CHRIST WITHOUT A CONTRADICTION
-FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END OF THE BIBLE IT ADDRESSES EXTREME CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES, TOUCHY SUBJECTS SUCH AS:
*LIFE
*MEANING OF LIFE
*MARRIAGE
*HOMOSEXUALITY
*SIN
*GOD
*HEAVEN/HELL
YET WITHOUT A CONTRADICTION
-MILLIONS OF COPIES COME OFF THE PRESS EVERY YEAR, IT IS
STILL THE #1 SELLER AROUND THE WORLD, THE MOST SOUGHT
AFTER LITERATURE ON EARTH
*TRANSLATED IN WELL OVER 1000 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
*THE BIBLE IS THE ONLY WRITING THAT APPEALS TO: THE MOST EDUCATED YET THE MOST UNSCHOOLED
THE OLDEST ADULT YET THE YOUNGEST CHILD ALIKE
CROSSCULTURAL, IT DOES NOT MATTER WHICH CORNER OF THE WORLD YOU GO TO, THE BIBLE WILL BE IN GREAT DEMAND

*THE BIBLE IS THE ONLY WRITING THAT SPEAKS WITH AUTHORITY–
WHERE WE COME FROM
WHY WE WERE CREATED
WHERE WE ARE GOING

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Joseph Coat of Many Colors

Joseph Coat of Many Colors

No matter where Joseph was he prospered! In the pit he prospered! In the prison he prospered! In the palace he prospered. Why and how Joseph Prospered and how we can prosper. It’s what Joseph did and look how much God was able to use him! He always gave God the credit in all that he did in using his talents. Joseph Brother took his coat of many colors but was unable to take the favor of God on his life away.

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Tuesday’s Quote: Sin Does Not Sleep

Sin does not sleep
Satan’s Target:Your Mind,
His Weapons: Lies,
His Fear: God’s Word


Your Defense: God’s Word.
Your Weapon: God’s Word,
Your Defeat over Satan: God’s Word


Pretty Simple Isn’t It, Yet why do so many Christians forget to apply God’s Word? To know Christ, the Living Word, is to love the Bible, the Written Word.

Blessings
J.P. Olson

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Sunday: Quote For Today

Just because one memorizes the Bible doesn’t mean you Walk in God’s Love! Good works and right living will not earn the Lord’s favor. Most of us look pretty good in our own eyes, but when held up against God’s perfect holiness, everyone of us is lacking.

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Saturday: Quote For Today

The Birth of Christ brought God to man; the Cross of Christ brings man to
God. Don’t worship God to gain His benefits -you already have them.

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Friday: Quote For Today

Trusting God is like Peter walking on water. As soon as you stop trusting Him you start sinking.

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Exercise Self Control

You can easily become distracted, wasting time and energy in pursuit 
of the wrong goals. Without self-control,we can “slip back”into bad 
habits and “old ways.”

Many people, then and now, find it hard to exercise self-control. 
For example,according to a recent study, 44% of Americans say they 
do not have time to be organized. These people waste time searching 
for their keys and other common household items. The irony is that 
“those who are the most organized spend considerably less time 
looking for lostbelongings.” These people have self-control.

Without self-control, circumstances can dominate our schedules. Our
priorities can become confused, and we can become distracted. We can 
fail to accomplish God’s purposes and miss out on His blessings.
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Studying the Bible will enable you to know truth from Error

 A person might say to you: “I believe Jesus is the Messiah too, but I don’t believe He is deity appearing in human flesh, and here are some scriptures to prove it!” Would you be able to defend your interpretation of those same verses? Would you have reliable linguistic resources or commentaries at your fingertips to help you?

You may have heard this illustration. When a new FBI agent is hired he is given intensive training. As part of the program he is taught how identify counterfeit money. The focus is mainly on doing a thorough study of the genuine bills, not the phonies. This is the best way to spot the fake currency.  While it’s helpful to learn about other religions and cults, we should be so familiar with God’s Word that when we encounter error, we will spot it at once. Today, many are being led astray by various “isms” because they don’t know and study the genuine truth of God’s Word.

By the way, we need more FBI agents ‑‑ who have FULL BIBLE INTELLIGENCE!

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Paul’s Guideline for Charismatic Gifts

I love the Holy Spirit’s gifts. But some of our “Spirit-filled” practices are questionable. The ear-shattering amp. When the early church prayed, the buildings shook. Today we shake our buildings by turning up the volume of our sound systems. You know they are too loud when church members pop in earplugs during worship. “Charismatic” does not mean “loud,” and our spirituality is not measured in decibels. The apostle Paul, in laying down guidelines for charismatic gifts, told the Corinthians, “When I became a man, I put away childish things” (1 Cor. 13:11). As we embrace the Spirit’s work, let’s allow Him to guide us into maturity so we don’t foolishly squander His power.

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