“But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” Matthew 6:6
Jesus is giving His disciples a crucial lesson in PRAYING, in this chapter of the Book of Matthew. PRAYER is a LIFELINE to the Heavenly Father, for the TRUE BELIEVER. It is also the means of obtaining SALVATION. The Scripture in 1 John 1:9 says: “If we CONFESS our sins, He is FAITHFUL and JUST to FORGIVE us our sins and to CLEANSE us from ALL unrighteousness.” This act is carried out through PRAYER, and brings us the gift of SALVATION. This PRAYER is the FIRST and ONLY PRAYER that will CAPTURE the HEART of the LIVING GOD. It is IMPERATIVE that you have done EXACTLY what 1 John 1:9 has said, if you expect your PRAYERS to be HEARD by the ALMIGHTY GOD.
We live in DIFFICULT TIMES, and I hate to say it, but I BELIEVE that it will only get worse. For the TRUE BELIEVER in the LORD JESUS CHRIST, we have our LIFELINE to the Father, and can TALK DIRECTLY to HIM anytime. Jesus tells us in our Scripture, today, that we NEED to have a “SPECIAL TIME” to talk with our Heavenly Father, we NEED to GO into our room, CLOSE the door, and PRAY to Him, who is UNSEEN. God, who SEES and KNOWS EVERYTHING, will HEAR our PRAYER, and will REWARD us ACCORDINGLY. We cannot afford to NOT have that INTIMATE TIME ALONE with Him. We must MAKE it an EFFORT and MAKE TIME FOR HIM. It MUST BE the MOST IMPORTANT thing you do EVERYDAY. COMMUNICATE with Him, THROUGH your PRAYERS, and BE ASSURED that He HEARS and WILL ANSWER, according to HIS WILL. He DESIRES to have an INTIMATE, CLOSE RELATIONSHIP with His CHILDREN. Are you His Child?
If you have NOT GIVEN your HEART and LIFE to Him, you are NOT His CHILD, you are His CREATION, but NOT His CHILD, because you have NOT been ADOPTED into His Family. And He will NOT HEAR any of your prayers, UNTIL, you PRAY to HIM for the SALVATION of YOUR SOUL. In Psalm 66:19, the Psalmist tells us: “If I had ignored my sins, the Lord would NOT have listened to me.” So you MUST BE WILLING TO TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before GOD. Then CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS. You MUST ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and GO to Him DAILY and PRAY, LIFTING UP to HIM, WORDS of ADORATION, PRAISE, and REQUESTS. Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!