Is My Prayer a Kingdom Prayer?
People who willfully disobeyed commandments in the Bible were evidently not citizens of the kingdom. At least according to the Messiah Jesus (Yeshua in Hebrew). The Messiah understood the claims of scripture. Disobedient people had no relationship with heaven’s King. In Yeshua’s estimation, the biblical commandments were the royal constitution of the kingdom. Anyone who lived outside these commandments was dwelling outside the kingdom.
Sadly, noncompliant people reside in a spiritual place where the King does not hear their prayers. “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me,” warns Psalm 66:18.
Obedient people, on the other hand, open the ears of heaven. They obey the constitution of the kingdom, which is the Bible. They comply with the commandments – not mechanically, but in Spirit and in truth. Their actions proclaim their kingdom citizenship. The King responds. He hears their prayers. If anyone fears Elohim and does His desire, as John 9:31 establishes, He hears him.
Psalm 34 is an acrostic psalm, written to support the kingdom. Each verse begins with a letter of the Hebrew alphabet. The fifteenth verse corresponds to the fifteenth letter. It states, “The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous and His ears are open to their cry.” Psalm 34:15 is a word picture. This verse begins with the Hebrew letter Ayin ע. Ayin means eye. The Ayin resembles two eyes which are connected by the optic nerve.
In other words, the Almighty sees. He looks intently at the righteous. He hears their prayers. He is attentive to those who love kingdom laws, who make His word a lamp for their feet and daily illumination for their path.
More treasures of kingdom prayer can be found here.
Published October 9, 2018