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Bring It On-Line: Prayer

What would happen if Christians in various parts of the world would pray in Jesus' name to bind evil, demonic forces? Would it make a difference in the world? Are there prophets in our world today from a biblical standpoint? If so, what is the ... Read Transcript


Welcome back.

It is time for your email questions.

And we've got Pat here, and he's ready.

Vivian says, what would happen if Christians

in various parts of the world would pray in Jesus' name

to bind evil demonic forces?

Would it make a difference in the world?

Well, of course it would.

God answers prayer.

And as you heard SQuire a few minutes ago,

the Lord-- you bind Satan with speaking the word.

In the name of Jesus, I bind your power.

And if Christians collectively were praying,

they could pray in particular areas.

They could bind satanic power over cities, over states.

We do that before we go on the telephone.

We bind the forces of evil, Satan.

And I think that collective prayer is very important.

And what would it do?

It would be amazing.

OK.

David says, are their prophets in our world today

from a biblical standpoint?

If so, what is the true test of a modern-day prophet

and what are the characteristics?

Well, the answer, of course-- the Bible

says there are apostles, prophets, and teachers, and so

forth.

These are ministry gifts in the church.

And I think the prophetic gift was not so much foretelling

the future as forth-telling the sin

and speaking directly to the sins in people's lives.

What is a test?

Do they speak the word of God or not?

Dan says, does a person still have a sinful nature

after he becomes a Christian?

Also, when we say sinful nature, what

is actually meant by this phrase?

If you go back to the Greek, there's

a word that's called-- we translate it flesh.

It's S-A-R-X, sarx.

And it speaks to the whole nature of mankind

after the fall when there's a sinful tendency in us all.

We all go astray from the womb speaking lies.

We're sinful.

So does that die?

Paul said, I'm crucified with Christ.

Nevertheless, I live.

The old man-- the fleshly person-- has to due.

And does it actually die?

The answer is no.

It's just dormant.

And it wants to come out and be there.

Paul said, [INAUDIBLE] "--oh sinful man.

Who will deliver me from this body of death?"

I mean, It's there in all of us-- a tendency to sin.

It's a constant battle till we go to be with Jesus.

Well, Miss Lisa says, will I see my parents again in heaven?

My mom died in 2013.

My dad died in 2003.

My parents raised my sister, niece, and me.

But after they died, we were separated.

I don't lose my faith, no matter what.

Heaven is eternity with Jesus.

Am I right?

Well, I can't guarantee your folks are in heaven, because I

don't know what kind of life they lived,

or whether they accepted Jesus as Savior, whether their sins

were forgiven.

Assuming that they have accepted the Lord,

then yes, there will be joyous reunions in heaven

with loved ones.

Remember the story of the rich man and Lazarus?

And Lazarus was taken by the angels to Abraham's bosom,

and the rich man wound up in hell.

And he could see Abraham, and he could see Lazarus,

and he recognized them.

So there is consciousness after death.

Well, Vickie says, I was wondering--

when you read the Bible, should you read it from cover

to cover or skip around?

Good question.

Well I'm a skipper around-er.

I want to get God's word for that particular time.

Although systematic reading is very good,

but I think it gets to be more of a lesson

plan than it does inspiration.

So you can do both.

I get-- well, in Leviticus or someplace like that, I decide,

I think I want to skip around a little bit.

Skipping around is all right.

Well, listen, I appreciate you being with us today.

And we leave you with today's Power Minute

from II Corinthians.

For all the promises of God in Him are yes, and in him a amen,

to the glory of God through us.

Well, that's all the time we've got.

From Wendy and all of us, this is Pat Robertson.

We'll see you tomorrow.

Bye bye.

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