There is an old hymn that says “Down thru the years, God’s been good to me.” This is a song that we at Metropolitan can sing loudly, because God has really been good to us.
Since November 11, 1922, we have held the vision of being a Bible-believing church. Our purpose was and still is to preach and teach the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. We are to point men, women, boys, and girls to the cross where Christ shed His blood for the sins of mankind; teaching them that faith, without works, in God’s only Son is the only way of salvation and eternal life.
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Therefore it is come to pass, that as he cried, and they would not hear; so they cried, and I would not hear, saith the Lord of hosts:
Zachariah 7:13 KJV
There are prayers that are powerless, because God will not listen to them and because they come from dishonest and hardened hearted folks. here are several reasons they were powerless.
- There was a Lack of Mercy and Compassion. “Shew mercy and compassion every man to his brother.” Our attitude to our fellowmen has much to do with the helping or hindering of our prayers. We incur God’s displeasure if we from our heart forgive not our brother (Matt. 18:35). He that loveth God must love his brother also (1 John 4:21).
- They Oppressed the Helpless. “Oppress not the widow, fatherless, nor the poor” (v. 10). to take advantage of those because of their helplessness is blatant insult to the God who “delighteth in mercy.” Surely that man’s religion is in vain (James 1:27).
- There was Evil Thinking. Imagining evil against another in our heart (v. 10). Thoughts are naked things before God. Evil thoughts against our brother will poison our prayers. As man thinketh in his heart, so is he before God (Proverbs 23:7).
- There was a Refusal to Hear God. To refuse to hear the voice of His written Word is to close the door of the heart against Heaven’s benediction. “If you will not hear my cry, neither will I hear your cry, saith the Lord of Host (v. 13).
- The Final Result of Unanswered Prayers. A grieved God scattered hopes, bondage and desolation (v. 14). “Ye ask and receive not because ye ask amiss that ye may consume what you get upon your own lusts” (James 4:3). The remedy for all this is given us in James 4:8-10.