April 18, 2024

  • Literalist Chronology of God's Work in Times Square Church and the Suffering of His Servant - PART 10

    Literalist Chronology of God's Work in Times Square Church and the Suffering of His Servant - PART 10

    Published on January 7, 2023, and Last Edited and Updated in Real Time on April 10, 2024

     

    PART 1;   PART 2;   PART 3;   PART 4;   PART 5;   PART 6;   PART 7;   PART 8;   PART 9

     

    The Lord is a man of war; the Lord is His name (Exodus 15:3). For the Lord your God is He who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you (Deuteronomy 20:4). 

     

    On February 11, 2024, the Pharisees started a series of preaching sermons titled "Because You Prayed | History Belong to the Intercessors". We did not like the first preaching sermon and prayer-teaching "Broadway Show" they performed for about 1:54 minutes after an hour of worship.

    The prayers of the Pharisees aren't acceptable to God.

    He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men—extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted” (Luke 18: 9-14).

    The Pharisees then and now did not give due glory to God. They despised their fellow men. Their prayers, therefore were no prayers; they were nothing but a discourse in praise of themselves. In doing so, per bible recorder history, Pharisee Dilena failed to mention who was the best spiritual intercessor that ever existed on earth.

    Abraham Intercedes for Sodom

    Abraham, the mighty prayer warrior, successfully stood to intercede for Sodom before God. Abraham who knows all the sins of the city, knows the cities are doomed, and thus begins to plead with God not to destroy the righteous (Genesis 18:16-33).

    His intercession begins by asking for the city to be spared if there are but 50, 40, 35, 30, 20, or 10 righteous in it. He boldly says. "Far be it from You to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous perish as the wicked! And the Lord said, “Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grave, I will go down now and see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry against it that has come to Me; and if not, I will know.”Then the men turned away from there and went toward Sodom, but Abraham still stood before the Lord. And Abraham came near and said, “Would You also destroy the righteous with the wicked? Suppose there were fifty righteous within the city; would You also destroy the place and not spare it for the fifty righteous that were in it? Far be it from You to do such a thing as this, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous should be as the wicked; far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?” So the Lord said, “If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.” Then Abraham answered and said, “Indeed now, I who am but dust and ashes have taken it upon myself to speak to the Lord: Suppose there were five less than the fifty righteous; would You destroy all of the city for lack of five?” So He said, “If I find there forty-five, I will not destroy it.” And he spoke to Him yet again and said, “Suppose there should be forty found there?” So He said, “I will not do it for the sake of forty.” Then he said, “Let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Suppose thirty should be found there?” So He said, “I will not do it if I find thirty there.” And he said, “Indeed now, I have taken it upon myself to speak to the Lord: Suppose twenty should be found there? So He said, “I will not destroy it for the sake of twenty.” Then he said, “Let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak but once more: Suppose ten should be found there?” And He said, “I will not destroy it for the sake of ten.”So the Lord went His way as soon as He had finished speaking with Abraham; and Abraham returned to his place (Genesis 18:1-33).

    After Abraham negotiated the salvation of the righteous with the Lord, God ended up saving righteous Lot and his family members, and with fire, He utterly destroyed the wicked Sodomite city and its habitants. As in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighbors,” says the Lord, “no one shall remain there, nor shall a son of man dwell in it (Jeremiah 49:18).

    The prayers of the Pharisees are unacceptable to God but God hears the prayers of Abraham. Not only that, it was in prayer that Abraham learned how to destroy his enemies. By the power of the Lord, he was successful in destroying international and domestic enemies and the new world order of his time because God was with him in everything that he did. And it came to pass at that time that Abimelech and Phichol, the commander of his army, spoke to Abraham, saying, “God is with you in all that you do (Genesis 21:22).