As a Partial-Preterist, I certainly do not believe we are in the last days. But the United States of America may very well be in her last days. And the sad state of Christianity is not helping things either; as even those Christians who appear to be strong, courageous, and uncompromising are falling by the wayside; getting caught up in the same mind as the secular Alt-Right (rather than having the mind of Christ- 1Cor. 2:16), and involved in various other destructive and unbelieving behaviors.
A lot of this has to do with our refusal to obey the commandments of the Lord Jesus, such as:
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” — Matthew 6:33
As opposed to the rest of the world who do not know Christ;
“For all these things do the nations of the world seek after” — Luke 12:30
Professing Christians oftentimes think and behave as the world does:
“They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.” — 1John 4:5,6
Yet it is these very same Christians who ignore the principles of scripture and the commandments of our Lord Jesus Christ, who complain about God not answering prayer. So I want to address the reasons why, professing (or perhaps genuine) Christian, God is not answering your prayers.
Scriptural Principles of Unanswered Prayer
There are very basic and easy to discern scriptures that address this very issue of unanswered prayer. The attitude with most Christians who complain about their prayers not being answered, is that God is here to serve us, and not vice-versa. This is the crux of the entire issue. They are practicing a self-serving Christianity; whether it is ultimately to please their carnal desires, or to see their own desires for good fulfilled for other people they love (yes, even including our people/race/nation). Their goal is not ultimately the glorification of God.
Let us examine the scriptures to identify some of the primary reasons prayer is not answered:
1) “ye… desire to have, and cannot obtain…yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.” – James 4:2,3
God doesn’t answer our prayers when we pray for OUR will to be done, but rather, he responds when we seek to glorify him..
“And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son” — John 14:13.
God answering our prayers depends on our MOTIVE— seeking to glorify HIM.
“THAT the Father may be glorified in the Son.”
NOT, that we may get what WE desire. Think back again at James chapter 4.
Our family has gone through a few spells of prolonged disobedience to God, and during that time, God did not answer prayer. We also noticed that when we prayed for things that WE WANTED he tended not to answer us consistently. But he has consistently answered us when our prayers were directed at glorifying him.
2) “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.”
– John 15:7
This makes it clear that answered prayer is conditional upon our OBEDIENCE.
3) Moreover, the parable in Luke 11 regarding PERSISTENCE in prayer is applicable. We cannot pray one or two times and then give up. Part of our demonstration of FAITH is that we believe God will answer, to the extent that much time and effort is given, until an answer is received; because why would someone spend hours praying about something if he did not believe it would make a difference? He may as well go spend his time on something he thinks is actually profitable and will make a genuine difference.
“let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.. for he that wavereth… let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord.” — James 1:6,7
4) The principle of being FAITHFUL in that which is least. The principle of being FAITHFUL in unrighteous mammon:
“He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own?” — Luke 16:10-12
We cannot expect God to give us more than what we have until we have been faithful with the little we received thus far. If God isn’t giving you more, perhaps it is because you haven’t been faithful, thankful, and content with what he has already given you. And if you are looking for great spiritual or physical blessings when you haven’t been faithful in the simple things of life, it’s not going to happen.
These are just a few principles of scripture. If you are carrying the attitude that I am seeing displayed by many Christians, it’s very clear and obvious why you are in the position you are in. These sins of unfaithfulness, unbelief and self-glorification must be confessed and forsaken.
As always, it is good to be reminded (2Peter 3:1) of the fact that we are here to serve God; he is not here to serve us. And as Christian Nationalists who desire to see our people blessed, we must be forever cautious that our primary desire and concern should be that God’s kingdom is exalted and God’s will is done on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10). It is good to seek the good of our self, our family, and our people/nation. But it comes secondary to our chief concern of glorifying Christ. Every other blessing is a byproduct of the goodness and mercy of God.