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Thursday, January 15 2015
Psalm 55: When Does God Listen To Prayer?
"The LORD is far from the wicked: but He heareth the prayer of the righteous"
Anyone and everyone can pray to God, but only those who heed the Law of God will have their prayers "heard." God does not answer the prayer of those who rebel against Him (see Why Call Me, Lord, Lord, and Do Not The Things Which I Say? and the Fact Finder question below).
"28:9 He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination." (Proverbs 28:9 KJV)
The righteous principle is timeless. It did not begin in the so-called New Testament. "The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous" has always been the reality.
"15:28 The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.
"The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much" because it is within the means and purpose of the righteous that the prayer is asked - and the prayer is answered, according to God's Will.
"5:9 Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.
Many of the Psalms of David were prayers, set to music (e.g. see David's Prayer and The Morning Blessing). They varied in time and circumstance, but were always the same whereby a righteous person's prayer was made to God for God's purpose.
"55:1 To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalm of David.
Fact Finder: What does the Word of God teach about how to pray?
This Day In History
This Day In History, January 15
69: Servius Sulpicius Galba, the Roman Emperor who succeeded Nero (see Nero's Torches), was assassinated by the Praetorian guard in the Roman Forum (see The Politics Of Rome and A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars).
1077: German Emperor Henry IV stood barefoot in the snow for three days at Canossa, Italy, pleading for a reversal of excommunication by Pope Gregory VII (see Emperors and Popes and The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation; also Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy).
1493: Christopher Columbus set sail for Spain from the island known today as Hispaniola, thereby ending his first voyage to the New World. In reality, all of the 4 voyages of Columbus were limited to the islands of the Caribbean Sea area, not the "America" of the popular hijacked-history propaganda myth (see also Thanksgiving In History and Prophecy).
1519: Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa died at age 44. He was the head of the first stable settlement on the South American continent (1511), and the first known European to sight the Pacific Ocean (September 25 1513). His last years were troubled by conflicts with his superior, who had him seized on unfounded charges of rebellion and treason from which Balboa was condemned to death and beheaded.
1535: After his split with the Papacy, King Henry VIII became Supreme Head of the Church of England under the Act of Supremacy.
1541: King Francis I of France granted Jean-Francois Roberval a commission to settle "the province of New France" (what is today much of eastern Canada and New England) and for the spread of the "Holy Catholic faith."
1552: The Treaty of Chambord was signed by Henry II of France and several German princes including Maurice of Saxony who ceded Metz, Toul and Verdun to France.
1559: Elizabeth Tudor, daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn was crowned at Westminster Abbey as Queen Elizabeth I.
1582: The Peace of Jam-Zapolski was signed between Russia and Poland, ceding Livonia and Estonia to Poland.
1697: The citizens of Massachusetts spent a day of fasting and repentance for their roles in the 1692 Salem Witch Trial hysteria. Judge Samuel Sewall, who had presided over many of the 20 capital judgments, published a written confession acknowledging his own "blame and shame" (see also Innocent Unless Proven Guilty).
1759: The British Museum opened at Montague House in London.
1889: The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, was incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia. As its name indicates, the original formula for "Coke" used the same "natural" ingredients as that used for making various legal and illegal drugs (see What Is Sorcery?). The drug in the beverage was later replaced with sugar and caffeine to maintain its stimulant effects (see also Seed-Bearing Plants: For Food Or For Folly?).
1906: Britain relinquished its naval bases at Halifax, Nova Scotia and Esquimault, British Columbia to Canada.
1919: Karl Liebknecht, 48, and Rosa Luxemburg, 49, founders of the Spartacus League which in 1919 became the German communist party, were killed in Berlin by soldiers who were taking them to prison.
1922: The Irish Free State was formed.
1965: Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill suffered a severe stroke.
1970: Israeli archaeologists reported uncovering additional evidence supporting the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD by military forces of the Roman empire (see What Did Jesus Christ Say About Those Stones? and Pella; also Legions Of Men And Angels).
1970: Biafran forces surrendered, thereby ending Biafra as an independent territory of Nigeria.
1971: The Aswan Dam was officially dedicated by President Sadat of Egypt and President Podgorny of the Soviet Union.
1973: Golda Meir became the first Prime Minister of Israel (see also Israel In History and Prophecy: Israel Of Judah) to meet with a Pope.
2005: The European Space Agency's SMART-1 lunar orbiter discovered the "Earth" elements calcium, aluminum, silicon, iron, and others on the moon.