Isaiah 01:15

Isaiah 1:15

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How does the spiritual life function?

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The spreading out of ones hands and arms, skyward, is an expression of humble submission or pleadings to God for …

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15 And
when ye spread forth
[paras] your hands, [kaph] I will
hide
[`alam] mine eyes [`ayin] from you: yea, when ye make many [rabah] prayers, [taphillah] I will
not hear:
[shama`] your hands [yad] are full [male’] of blood. [dam] KJV-Interlinear

 

15 “So
when you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide My eyes from you, Yes,
even though you multiply prayers, I will not listen. Your hands are covered
with blood. NASB

 

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The spreading out of ones hands and arms, skyward, is an expression of humble submission or pleadings to God for help.

Typically when life has fallen all around you, and you are in a state of helplessness, then most normal folks will call out to God for help. They raise their arms demonstrating their helplessness, as though to emphasize their plight and extreme need.

Likwise, some folks will offer many prayers to God, also in urgency to gain His attention and aid.

However, prayer is a technical communication device for talking to God, and if it is not done in the correct way, then you might as well be shouting into the wind, for all the good it will do you.

Carrying on from the previous verses, there are two types of living states in which all people live. The first is the most common and that is the temporal state when people live within this world but out of fellowship with God. This includes all unbelievers, and all believers who commit sins and do not confess their sins on a regular basis.

The second state is the fellowship state, wherein believers (only), confess their sins on a regular basis, and are thus living their lives within the spiritual life. We call this being in fellowship.

Your spiritual life, which includes all that you do spiritually (study, growth, prayer, day to day living) only functions in the spiritual sense when you are in fellowship.

Your spiritual life does not function when you are out of fellowship.

Therefore, when you are out of fellowship, as most folks usually are, then all of your study, prayers, activities that you believe are godly, are not.

Numerous prayers will not overcome Gods mandate for confession. Sincerity in prayer will not overcome Gods mandate for a properly functioning spiritual life. All of the pleadings and tears, and remorseful or public exhibitions of emotion will not replace Gods only authorized mechanism for the spiritual life.

When you are trying to impress yourself or others, then your efforts go no further than you can throw them.

Man, by mans efforts, does not impress God, nor get His attention. Mans efforts are from the energy of the flesh which is arrogance, and not from truth.

God only recognizes His efforts, which are righteousness and justice, combined to make holiness, all from the position of truth.

Your prayers do not work? Maybe your spiritual life is out of sync with Gods plan.

 

 

 




 

Study [by instruction],

to show thyself approved [spiritually mature]

unto God,

a workman [student]

that need not be ashamed [ignorant],

rightly dividing [learning, understanding, discerning]

the word of truth [Bible doctrine].

If you can dream and not make dreams your master,

If you can think and not let thoughts narrow your views,

If you can meet triumph with disaster equally,

If you can learn and see your full meaning and purpose in life,

Then you can believe in Christ, learn Bible doctrine, and grow far beyond the potential that God has prepared for you.

These studies are a part of the massive daily study web site at DailyBibeStudy.Org, and are written, so that you can come to Christ if you have not done so already, and therefore not be lost forever.

And if you have already believed in Christ, then these studies are written so you can learn and understand and grow in your spiritual life, so that you can come to the full knowledge of Christ, so that you can fulfill your meaning and purpose in life as God intended for you, and so you can qualify for a phenomenal eternal reward which you will have forever.

To ignore this opportunity to pursue a daily study means you will be incomplete, unfulfilled and you will lose out, big time.

The Daily Bible Study is online, making it possible as never before in all of human history, to advance in ones relationship with God, through Christ, and to complete yourself beyond your imagination.

But each person has to decide to make that commitment. No one else can study for you. You have to do that yourself.

Keep in the Word, Isa. 41:10.

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