New Moon 1/12/41/120
This New Moon we will look at the power of prayer. The basic papers on prayer are Teach us to Pray (No. 111) and also Praying to Christ or Beings other than the Father (No. 111B). Last Sabbath we examined the entire problem of Abortion and Infanticide Law and the Sixth Commandment (No. 259B). The US is collapsing morally and there is a war waging against the Satanists and the feminist Abortion lobby, and the pseudo-Christians who are Baal worshippers posing as Christians but worship on Sundays and keep Christmas and Easter and basically support the Satanist system underground.
We have to understand what is the depth and origin of the corruption of our systems. Australia, NZ, UK and Canada are also rotten with the corruption.
We have been a stiff necked people ever since we became tribes and nations as we see from the time of Moses.
Ex. 32:9-19 And the LORD said to Moses, "I have seen this people, and behold, it is a stiff-necked people;
10now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may burn hot against them and I may consume them; but of
you I will make a great nation." 11But Moses besought the LORD his God, and said, "O LORD, why does
thy wrath burn hot against thy people, whom thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great
power and with a mighty hand? 12 Why should the Egyptians say, 'With evil intent did he bring them forth,
to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth'? Turn from thy fierce wrath,
and repent of this evil against thy people. 13Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom
thou didst swear by thine own self, and didst say to them, 'I will multiply your descendants as the stars of
heaven, and all this land that I have promised I will give to your descendants, and they shall inherit it for
ever.'" 14And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do to his people.
While Israel was in Egypt so also the sons of Shem, Abraham, Ishmael and Keturah were sinning and God sent the prophets Hud and Salih to them to enforce repentance but they would not listen and many were destroyed and so also they continued to sin as did Judah and Israel also. See also Chronology of the Commentary on the Koran (Q001B); Summary of the Commentary on the Qur’an or Koran (QS) and Commentary on the Koran: Surah Q015 (Q015).
So also when Moses was set aside and sent to Midian for his training to lead the children of Israel he was given understanding of the history of his people in greater depth and he wrote the Book of Job, the First Book of the Bible there while he was in training under Jethro priest of Midian, his father-in-law.
The capacity of the sons of Shem and of Abraham to bring themselves to the verge of destruction is a matter of record and of legend.
In all these times it was through the Plan of God and the prayers and intercession of His servants the prophets and the Church of God that the tribes were saved.
When Israel occupied the Promised Land according to God’s purpose they also did what was right in their own eyes and sinned against God repeatedly over the time of the Judges. They were only saved by the repentance of the tribes under the Judges as we see in the paper Samson and the Judges (No. 073).
God revealed the plan of salvation over the times of the Prophets and He established the entire testimony of the Scriptures over the period of the Prophets and the Kings.
The Temple was built from Solomon on down to the final phases under Herod and the Messiah; as we see in the paper Rule of the Kings Part III: Solomon and the Key of David (No. 282C).
We see from Solomon’s prayer at 2Chr. 6:12-7:14 that the purpose of the Temple was to enable it to be used for the prayers and sacrifice under the priesthood and through the worship of the Temple of God. See Rule of the Kings Part IIIB: Man as the Temple of God (No. 282D).
That purpose was to point to the Messiah and the Church as the Temple of God. Judah and Levi and part of Benjamin were given the chance at Salvation but they failed and in 70 CE in accordance with the Sign of Jonah they were sent into captivity (cf. Sign of Jonah and the History of the Reconstruction of the Temple (No. 013)).
The true power of prayer was not fully understood until Christ and the Church from 27 CE onwards. Also those making proper prayer could not do so in full power unless they were keeping the Law and the Testimony and the Commandments of God (Rev. 12:17; 14:12).
We see Christ’s prayer from John 17:1-26.
John.17  When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven and said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify thy Son that the Son may glorify thee,  since thou hast given him power over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom thou hast given him.  And this is eternal life, that they know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent.  I glorified thee on earth, having accomplished the work which thou gavest me to do;  and now, Father, glorify thou me in thy own presence with the glory which I had with thee before the world was made.  "I have manifested thy name to the men whom thou gavest me out of the world; thine they were, and thou gavest them to me, and they have kept thy word. Now they know that everything that thou hast given me is from thee;  for I have given them the words which thou gavest me, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from thee; and they have believed that thou didst send me.  I am praying for them; I am not praying for the world but for those whom thou hast given me, for they are thine;  all mine are thine, and thine are mine, and I am glorified in them.  And now I am no more in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to thee. Holy Father, keep them in thy name, which thou hast given me, that they may be one, even as we are one.  While I was with them, I kept them in thy name, which thou hast given me; I have guarded them, and none of them is lost but the son of perdition, that the scripture might be fulfilled.  But now I am coming to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.  I have given them thy word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.  I do not pray that thou shouldst take them out of the world, but that thou shouldst keep them from the evil one.  They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.  Sanctify them in the truth; thy word is truth.  As thou didst send me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.  And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be consecrated in truth.  "I do not pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me through their word,  that they may all be one; even as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.  The glory which thou hast given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one,  I in them and thou in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that thou hast sent me and hast loved them even as thou hast loved me.
 Father, I desire that they also, whom thou hast given me, may be with me where I am, to behold my glory which thou hast given me in thy love for me before the foundation of the world.  O righteous Father, the world has not known thee, but I have known thee; and these know that thou hast sent me.  I made known to them thy name, and I will make it known, that the love with which thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them."
Note in this prayer of Christ to the Father he identifies the elect and that the Father is the One True God, and that He sent Jesus Christ, who, by this claim, can be neither co-eternal or co-equal with the Father.
This text shows the error of the last eras of the Churches of God in Revelation Chapter 3 that do not inherit the Kingdom of God in the First Resurrection except for the few.
We as a people and the entire world are about to be dealt with and punished. It will not be a simple captivity but the massive destruction of our civilisations in the Wars of the End as we see in:
Wars of the End Part I: Wars of Amalek (No. 141C);
Wars of the End Part II: 1260 Days of the Witnesses (No. 141D);
Wars of the End Part III: Armageddon and the Vials of the Wrath of God (No. 141E);
Wars of the End Part IIIB: War against Christ (No. 141E_2);
Wars of the End Part IV: End of False Religion (No. 141F);
Wars of the End Part V: Restoration for the Millennium (No. 141G);
Wars of the End Part VB: Preparing the Elohim (No. 141H).
It is important that we of the Churches of God understand the future that lies before us and the danger many of us are in. If we wish to survive and enter the First Resurrection or the Body of Christ in the Millennium then we had better repent and go before our God in fear and trembling.
So also we had better warn our people so that they are able to be saved.