Does Satan Answer Prayers
by D. J. Love, Minister, TSN, SBC
Well, "In a Sense!" Satan (the source of Human Nature) has limited power, and it (Human Nature) can make those that pray selfish prayers believe by desire that Yahweh has answered their prayers; AND, although sin won't earn you a place or reward in Yahweh's Kingdom On Earth, it (Human Nature) has been known to pay off quite remarkably in "Worldly Gain." However, this message is about those that think they are praying to Yahweh, and Satan (Human Nature) is causing people to assume that YHVH is answering their prayers.
So why would Satan (Human Nature) answer any prayers at all? (ANSWER) To cause SELF-centered people to believe that they do. This is known a "SELF-fulfilling Prophecy", and SELF-WILL keeps the "Spiritually Blind" blind, and at the same time keeps them believing that Yahweh has blessed them (which is what they desire to believe). Satan (Human Nature) always has a motive, and it usually results in wasted lives, and elaborate deceptions to bleed the support money from the pockets of traditional christians (and other faiths too), who have been beguiled into tithing or giving to Satan's (Humanistic) ministers and Satan's (Humanistic) churches. I have never known anyone, who has given tens of thousands of dollars over their lifetime to their (Humanistic) church or synagog, to ever entertain or allow the notion to stay in their mind, that their tithes were not only given "In Vain," but actually promoted Satan's (Humanistic) causes. Once these (Humanistic) people, who actually materially prosper, get mentally locked into the "Ten Fold" blessing concept of tithing and giving, then they are truly trapped. They are trapped because (1) their pride will never allow them to admit they were suckered, (2) pious greed keeps them motivated, and (3) their pride will never release them from what they falsely believe is their so called proof that Yahweh must love them more than others. After all, they have been prospered by Yahweh, because they are special ! However, where is the real evidence of their Faith?
13 Enter in by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter in by it.
14 How narrow is the gate, and restricted is the way that leads to life! Few are those who find it.
15 "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves.
16 By their fruits you will know them. Do you gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?
17 Even so, every good tree brings forth good fruit; but the corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree can't bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that doesn't grow good fruit is cut down, and thrown into the fire (Gehenna Hell).
20 Therefore, by their fruits you will know them.
21 Not everyone who says to me, 'L_rd, L_rd,' will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
22 Many will tell me in that day, 'L_rd, L_rd, didn't we prophesy by your name, by your name cast out demons, and by your name do many mighty works?'
23 Then I will tell them, 'I never knew you. Depart from me, you who work iniquity.'
Nowhere in Yahweh's Holy Scriptures does it promise Yahweh's "Called", "Appointed" or "Chosen" that they will be materially prospered as individuals prior to the return of the Messiah to the Earth; and nowhere do the Holy Scriptures ever state or give an example where Yahweh ever prospered any individual who prayed a selfish prayer for personal prosperity or gave their tithes with the intent to be prospered. Yahweh does not hear, much less answer, the prayers of the self-centered or selfish person, but He does hear the prayers of the righteous and selfless "True Believer."
21 "Acquaint yourself with Him (Yahweh), now, and be at peace. Thereby good shall come to you.
22 Please receive instruction from His mouth, And lay up His words in your heart.
23 If you return to the Almighty, you shall be built up, If you put away unrighteousness far from your tents.
24 Lay your treasure in the dust (cast away Earthly wealth), The gold of Ophir among the stones of the brooks.
25 The Almighty will be your treasure, Precious silver to you.
26 For then shall you delight yourself in the Almighty, and shall lift up your face to Yahweh.
27 You shall make your prayer to him, and he will hear (acknowledge) you. You shall pay your (marriage) vows (of Love, Honor, and Obedience to Yahweh).
28 You shall also decree a thing, and it shall be established to you. Light shall shine on your ways.
29 When they cast down, you shall say, 'be lifted up.' He will save the humble person.
Satan (Human Nature) has no love for mankind, not even for those that foolishly worship it (Human Nature or SELF) as their god. Satan (Human Nature or SELF) actually hates mankind in general, because Satan (Human Nature) knows that Yahweh has preferred His Own Righteous Nature over Human Nature (Satan).
4 What is man, that you think of him? The son of man, that you care for him?
5 For you have made him a little lower than the angels, and crowned him with glory and honor (made lower than angels, but to be raised up as Yahweh's children and served by angels).
So does Satan answer prayers?
Only by human perception, the deceived will remain deceived by the blindness of their hearts, and the selfless prayers of the Saints will be heard and remembered by Yahweh.
Now there was a certain man in Caesarea, Cornelius by name, a centurion of what was called the Italian Regiment,
2 a devout man, and one who feared Yahweh with all his house, who gave gifts for the needy generously to the people, and always prayed to Yahweh.
3 At about the ninth hour of the day, he clearly saw in a vision an angel of Yahweh coming to him, and saying to him, "Cornelius!"
4 He, fastening his eyes on him, and being frightened, said, "What is it, Lord?" He said to him, "Your prayers and your gifts to the needy have gone up for a memorial before Yahweh.
"And whatever things you ask in prayer,believing (Strong's #4100, "pisteuo," meaning to have faith with respect to Righteous Truth; Strong's #4102), you will receive."
And the truth is: Yahweh ignores the prayers of the unrighteous (selfish), even when they think He is listening.
Little Children, beware of evil masquerading as good!
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