“Look to Me, and be saved, All you ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.” Isaiah 45:22

Hear the words of the Lord and take heart His truth in Isaiah 45:18-21 For thus says the Lord, Who created the heavens, Who is God, Who formed the earth and made it,  Who has established it, Who did not create it in vain, Who formed it to be inhabited: “I am the Lord, and there is no other.  I have not spoken in secret, In a dark place of the earth; I did not say to the seed of Jacob, ‘Seek Me in vain’;  I the Lord, speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.  “Assemble yourselves and come;  Draw near together, You who have escaped the nations.  They have no knowledge, Who carry the wood of their carved image, And pray to a god that cannot save.   Tell and bring forth your case;  Yes, let them take counsel together.  Who has declared this from ancient time?  Who has told it from that time?  Have not I, the Lord?  And there is no other God and Savior; there is none besides Me.  Isaiah 52:13-53:6  Behold-My Servant shall deal prudently, He shall be exalted and extolled and be very high.  Just as many were astonished at you, So His visage was marred more than any man, And His form more than the sons of men;  So shall He sprinkle many nations.  Kings shall shut their mouths at Him;  For what had not been told them they shall see, And what they had not heard they shall consider.  

Who has believed our report?  And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?  For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, And as a root out of the dry ground.  He has no form of comeliness; And when we see Him, There is no beauty that we should desire Him.  He is despised and rejected by men, A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.  And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;  He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.  Surely He has been borne our griefs And carried our sorrows;  Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted.  But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.  All we like sheep have gone astray;  We have all turned, every one, to his own way;  And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of  us all.  Revelation 22:12-13, 16, 20-21  “AND BEHOLD, I AM COMING QUICKLY, AND MY REWARD IS WITH ME, TO GIVE TO EVERY ONE ACCORDING TO HIS WORK.  I AM THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA, THE BEGINNING AND THE END, THE FIRST AND THE LAST.  I, JESUS HAVE SENT MY ANGEL TO TESTIFY TO YOU THESE THINGS IN THE CHURCHES.  I AM THE ROOT AND THE OFF-SPRING OF DAVID, THE BRIGHT AND MORNING STAR.”  He who testifies to these things says, “SURELY I AM COMING QUICKLY.”  Amen.  Even so, come, Lord Jesus!  The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.  Amen. 

“God Answers Heart Prayers Spoken” words alone=hard hearts

Psalm 51:1-17 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.  Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.  For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.  Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are proved right when you speak and justified when you judge.  Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.  Surely you desire truth in the inner parts; you teach me wisdom in the inmost place.  Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.  Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice.  Hide your face from my sins and blot out all of my iniquity.  Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.  Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.  Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.  Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will turn back to you.  Save me from my bloodguilt, O God, the God who saves me, and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.  O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise.  You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.  The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.                                                           The heart prayer spoken with words to express to the Lord are humble and submissive showing a poor spirit that is recognizing their need for God.  The only One to give credit for this is God because all who have the Spirit of God are convicted and reminded of their need for God.  The heart prayer is a willful surrender to God.  repetitive words spoken by the pagans dishonor God in their heart.  Praying for the motive of praise by men are like those of the Pharisees, Sadducees, and teachers of the law, which were known hypocrites, who in their heart did not know God, or else they would have known that Jesus is the Messiah who would save them and the others who aren’t the chosen children of God who have faith in the Lord, either before Jesus came here, or when He was here to believe and receive healing for their brokeness.  The Jews who were saved before the New Covenant was fulfilled by God, received the Holy Spirit of God.  However, the Lord did remove the Holy Spirit from those whom did not obey God, like King Saul who was before King David.  The chosen people of God who had faith in God and obeyed Him, the Holy Spirit stayed with them. The New Covenant was foretold by the old prophets which God inspired for them to write.  Matthew 6:5-7 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men.  I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.  But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen.  Then, your Father, who sees what is done in secret will reward you.  And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.  The New Covenant of God does not take away the Holy Spirit of God from those who have Him in their hearts.  Those who have the Holy Spirit of God receive Him deeply rooted in their hearts.  Others who momentarily follow Jesus and soon leave the faith, never receive the Holy Spirit because He will not be taken away.  What is taken away is the seed planted because the heart is not ripe to receive Him by either the devil taking it away, being choked from the weeds to die,or it’s not where it can grow at all. Matthew 13:18-23  “Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: When anyone hears the the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart.  This is the seed sown along the path.  The one who received the seed that fell on rocky places is the man who hears the word and at once receives it with joy.  But since he has no root, he lasts only a short time.  When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, he quickly falls away.  The one who received the seed that fell among the thorns is the man who hears the word, but he worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it, making it unfruitful.  But the one who received the seed that fell on good soil is the man who hears the word and understands it.  He produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”

“Lamentations 3: 19-26

I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall.  I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me.  Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:  Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”  The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; It is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.