Summary: To show that when we call upon GOD in a prayer, GOD answers and show things to us through His WORDS. He will never keep silent just spend time in the WORD.
Does GOD answers prayers? YES, Absolutely. There's more!
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that when we call upon GOD in a prayer, GOD answers and show things to us through His WORDS. He will never keep silent just spend time in the WORD.
Jeremiah 33:3 (Amplified Bible)
33:3 Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which you do not know (do not distinguish and recognize, have knowledge of and understand).
Jeremiah 33:3 (Contemporary English Version)
Ask me, and I will tell you things that you don't know and can't find out.
Jeremiah 33:3 (The Message)
33:3 'Call to me and I will answer you. I'll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own.'
Praise, worship and thank You very much, LORD JESUS, to You alone belongs all the Glory, for I called and there You are showing me great, wondrous and mighty things which I don't know through Your WORDS.
Call to GOD and He will answer you
A. Author: Jeremiah - the weeping prophet or lamenting prophet
B. Date written: 627 - 580 B.C.
C. Purpose: To declare GOD's judgement upon His people, to call them to repentance and spiritual restoration
D. To whom written: Judah
E. Main Themes: backsliding, bondage, Jew's restoration
F. Keyword: heart
Jeremiah 2:19 (Amplified Bible)
2:19 Your own wickedness shall chasten and correct you, and your backslidings and desertion of faith shall reprove you. Know therefore and recognize that this is an evil and bitter thing: [first,] you have forsaken the Lord your God; [second,] you are indifferent to Me and the fear of Me is not in you, says the Lord of hosts.
Jeremiah 31:33 (Amplified Bible)
31:33 But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel: After those days, says the Lord, I will put My law within them, and on their hearts will I write it; and I will be their God, and they will be My people.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. GOD always answers when we call upon Him
"Call to Me and I will answer you"
Call or "qara" in Hebrew meaning:
1. to call out to
2. properly address by name
3. call forth, cry, guest, invite, mention, give name, preach, proclaim, pronounce, publish, read, renowned, say
When we pray, we call upon the Name of the LORD.
Answer or "anah" in Hebrew meaning:
1. properly to eye
2. to heed, to pay attention
3. to respond
4. to begin to speak
5. to sing, shout, testify, announce, give account, utter, bear witness, bring low, lift up
My personal testimony is when after I pray, the LORD teaches me in the WORD a lot about the things that I prayed, it's not intentional of me to open up a specific verse, but I use a bible reading guide always when I read and meditate, verses will stand out in relation to the things I prayed about, and I'm overwhelmed by the WORD. We have an awesome and amazing GOD.
Jeremiah 29:12 (Amplified Bible)
29:12 Then you will call upon Me, and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear and heed you.
Deuteronomy 4:7 (Amplified Bible)
4:7 For what great nation is there who has a god so near to them as the Lord our God is to us in all things for which we call upon Him?
Joel 2:32 (Amplified Bible)
2:32 And whoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered and saved, for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those who escape, as the Lord has said, and among the remnant [of survivors] shall be those whom the Lord calls.
Romans 10:13 (Amplified Bible)
10:13 For everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord [invoking Him as Lord] will be saved.
Acts 2:17-21 (Amplified Bible)
2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, God declares, that I will pour out of My Spirit upon all mankind, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy [telling forth the divine counsels] and your young men shall see visions (divinely granted appearances), and your old men shall dream [divinely suggested] dreams.
2:18 Yes, and on My menservants also and on My maidservants in those days I will pour out of My Spirit, and they shall prophesy [telling forth the divine counsels and predicting future events pertaining especially to God’s kingdom].
2:19 And I will show wonders in the sky above and signs on the earth beneath, blood and fire and smoking vapor;
2:20 The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the obvious day of the Lord comes—that great and notable and conspicuous and renowned [day].