9 The LORD
[Yahovah] hath heard [shama`] my
supplication; [tachinnah] the LORD [Yahovah] will receive [laqach] my
prayer. [taphillah] KJV-Interlinear
9 The Lord
has heard my supplication, The Lord receives my prayer. NASB
Who does God listen to, who does He hear?
There are three classes of people. Unbelievers who are outside of Gods family. Unbelievers have no part and no say, in the goings on of Gods family.
Then there are believers, however, believers are or can be classified into two distinct categories. There are those who pursue their spiritual life by means of obedience to Gods will and rules. And then there are those who are indifferent either by making up their own rules and presuming that they are Gods rules, and then there are those who could care less or have no time for the spiritual side of life.
And although all believers are in Gods family, those who are the obedient children, have Gods attention and favor. Those who are disobedient have His discipline and far less favor.
The obedient children are those who adhere to Gods plan and rules for the spiritual life, namely confession in order to maintain fellowship.
Fellowship is the sphere inside of which the spiritual life functions.
No fellowship status because confession is not utilized? Then the spiritual life is non-functional.
Fellowship places you in Gods presence. It places you before His throne. It places you inside His temple, inside His fortress, inside Gods mansion so to speak.
No fellowship, means you have none of these things going for you at the moment.
Gods rules are simple, obey and be received and heard. Disobey, and be rejected and not heard.
Following fellowship, each believer must grow up. You cannot be a baby all your life. Each person must grow up and become responsible and accountable. That is accomplished through a daily Bible study. There is no other way or method for learning and growing up.
You cannot become wise if you do not understand. You cannot understand if you do not use doctrine in your life. You cannot use doctrine if you do not learn it. You cannot learn doctrine if you do not study. You cannot study if you are indifferent, haphazard in your studies, inconsistent, or otherwise lack enthusiasm.
Therefore, it is the mature believer who has Gods ear. It is the mature believer whose prayers are received by God. And that is a guarantee.
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