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"...GOD IS A REWARDER OF THOSE WHO DILIGHTLY SEEK HIM," (HEB 11:6)

The Son of God was manifested that He might destroy the works of the devil and He will confirm it (1 John 3:8). The Lord says, “I have come as peace in this world for all My children who seek Me in prayer. I will be the God of peace. I will increase their peace and bruise Satan under their feet" (Romans 16:20).

He is sure to give a reward to everyone who prays. In the Bible, the Lord Himself gives testimony regarding five people who prayed. Who are they?What were their prayers? What were the rewards given by the Lord for their prayers?
 
“Even if these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they would deliver only themselves by their righteousness,” says the Lord God. (Ezekiel 14:14)

Then the Lord said to me, “Even if Moses and Samuel stood before Me, My mind would not be favorable toward this people. Cast them out of My sight, and let them go forth.” (Jeremiah 15:1)

The Lord gives testimony regarding the above mentioned five people saying, “They stand in My presence and plead on behalf of the people by looking upon My face.” Throughout the Bible, only Noah, Daniel, Job, Moses and Samuel were found by the Lord to plead on behalf of others. Today, the names of all the people who intercede for others are written down in the book of the Lord. Your name is also written down. How great is this grace!

HOW DID NOAH PRAY ?
“But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord...” (Genesis 6:8,9)


The Lord decided to destroy everybody, who due to sin went away from Him (Genesis 6:5,6, 12,13). But, the only man on whom God’s favour was found was Noah as he walked with God and this was a prayer according to the Lord. Noah was found to be a just and perfect man in his generation. He walked with God. He obeyed whatever the Lord told him to do. So, the Lord decided to save Noah and told him to build an ark. Noah obeyed God and did according to all that He commanded him to do (Genesis 6:22; 7:5).

WHAT WERE THE REWARDS GIVEN BY THE LORD TO NOAH?

The Lord gives Noah a promise after he obeys Him. What was it? “Hereafter, I will not destroy any life on this earth by the  aters of a flood because of your obedience. I will never destroy a life anymore” (Genesis 9:11). Yes, when you live a life in obedience to the Lord, He will acknowledge it as a prayer and your family will be saved. Next, God blesses Noah and his sons,
and says to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth (Genesis 9:1). In the coming days, by just fearing the Lord and being obedient to Him, there is going to be an increase in the families of everyone. Your ministries, your own life will be fruitful and multiply (Hebrews 6:14,15). In this planet earth, the time to sow and reap came about only after the obedience of Noah. Summer and winter came. There was prosperity during the day and blessings and blessedness came during the night (Genesis 8:22).


In the year 1969, the Lord appeared to my father and said, “I am going to heal millions of people through you.” He obeyed immediately  but his lungs were affected at that time and he would constantly cough. Jesus said, “I am going to use you to build Bethesda Prayer Centre” and then his kidney was suddenly affected. He said, “I am going to build Karunya University” and all of a sudden, we lost my sister who was just 17 years old. But in all these things, we were more than conquerors in Christ (Romans 8:37). As a reward to that obedience, today the Lord has raised us up to serve Him through three generations. We see blessing upon blessings in all things. Increase upon increase in everything. He has given us favour in the sight of men. The Lord is giving that grace to you now.

WHAT WAS THE PRAYER OF DANIEL?

“Now therefore, our God, hear the prayer of Your servant, and his supplications, and for the Lord’s sake cause Your face to shine on Your sanctuary, which is desolate.
...Now while I was speaking, praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the Lord my God for the holy mountain of my God.” (Daniel 9:17,20)


Jerusalem was desolate and the temple of the Lord was in ruins. Daniel along with his people, the Jews were held captive in another nation and in this situation he prays. He does not pray for himself. Rather he prays that “the temple of the Lord should be rebuilt; the gates must be opened so that God’s children can worship Him again; all the needs for that mission must be met. All those who bear the name of the Lord must build houses and live in peace and dedicate the city to the Lord.” This was the heart of Daniel and he prayed for this. A single man confessed his sins and the sins of Israel so that the temple of God and God’s city, Jerusalem would be rebuilt.

“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)

Yes, the only way is to confess our sins. The Lord increases within us every time we say, “This problem is only due to my shortcoming. Please forgive me for the sin I have done either knowingly or unknowingly.” Likewise, it happened for Daniel too. The angel of God told him, “O Daniel, I have now come forth to give thee understanding” (Daniel 9:22,23). Then in three verses, he reveals about the things which were to take place later on (Daniel 9:25- 27). In essence, the message of the angel of God to Daniel was, “If you come to know about that which is to happen, there won’t be any fear. You will enter into that blessing/the plan of God and because of you, your

people will also enter likewise through you. The temple, the city and the nation will enter. Only one prophecy is enough and if
He sends the clarity about it into you, then the Lord will perfect everything which concerns you. But, you need to have the clarity before that. You need to have the clarity like Daniel. You need to know about all that is going to happen in the coming
days.
 
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