Dear U R,
After reading Your last letter we are rejoicing that we are not lost!
We have learned that faith and feelings are mostly opposite. The five senses of our flesh are against us. We believe that this is the other Law working in our members (Romans 7).
Speaking of members, our group of family, friends, and fellow ministers have found some passages in the Scriptures that we have questions about. In John 5:39-40 Jesus said, «Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.» Later we found three scriptures: Matthew 13:15, John 12:40, and Acts 28:27 all mentioning that we should be converted that You might heal us?
Here is life and healing by coming to Jesus and being converted. We do not have a clear understanding of what this really means! So we thank You that You will help us and give us understanding. Believe me, we are depending on You in this.
Now, at our last meeting, we reviewed all the letters You have written to us and feel we are going in the right direction. We have accepted our forgiveness just as Paul said he did, for we also did it in ignorance (1 Timothy 1:13). What a relief to see Your forgiveness in print and written so simply we can understand and accept it for ourselves.
We all know the so called LORD›S PRAYER. When they talk about it they speak of Sin and Debt and yet do not address The Lord’s Prayer for Laborers in the Harvest field (Matthew 9:38). We have many questions about prayer and how we can reconcile it with daily life.
The «DO NOT PRAY IN PUBLIC» (Matthew 6:1-6) certainly wreaks havoc with all the Churches and Televangelists. Everyone of them has a special PRAYER GROUP, ONE EVEN HAS A PRAYER TOWER. All have the same pitch to be PARTNERS with them. However; the SEED they request is MONEY!!! And with these requests they want us to supply their living …Butt, this must be a joke for we searched the scriptures and can’t find anywhere You mention a MONEY SEED. Neither Jesus, Paul, nor any of the other Disciples EVER asked for any money. In fact they said, «YOUR MONEY PERISH WITH YOU,» and :DO NOT FEED THE FLOCK FOR FILTHY LUCRE» (Acts 8:20 & 1 Peter 5:2). That’s all we ever hear, «PAY AND PRAY.» Why is this so predominant in all of our churches and seemingly all over the world?
PS: In House of Merchandise You said the thief on the cross knew more than us, what did you mean by that? We eagerly await Your answers as we do now truly desire to be taught by You, as You promised…