BCN News: Have you been taught the wrong way to pray and sing all your life


It is almost difficult in the World to receive answers from God where prayers, songs, sermons are all about how to lack faith in God. This has been taught to believers not intentionally, unaware, or knowingly to mislead them.  As a result most have been lacking faith in God for the rest of their lives and suffering for the rest of their lives.

Many believers have been taught to pray and sing in a way that lack faith.  People pray for years and wonder what it is they are doing wrong.  Those with wisdom, for example Bob Proctor, the late Wayne Dyer, have figured it out and come out with inspirations of how to live in abundance.  Here is what is so wrong about most who pray.  The Bible says people don’t receive because they pray amiss.  What I’m going to say below is about how NOT to pray amiss.

Always be thankful about what it is that you want.  This shows that you already believe you have it even if you don’t.

If you ask God,

  • to protect you, he has to see the need for protection first.
  • for money, he has to see the lack of it first
  • for healing, he has to see the need for healing first
  • to remove poverty, he has to see you fully in poverty to fulfil the need.
  • for strength, he has to see a full weakness.
  • for peace, he has to see none peace first
  • for happiness he has to see sadness first.
  • for rich, he has to see poor first.
  • for revival he has to see the need for it first.

The list is endless.
Because He is God if He has to see poor, it has to be the real definition of “poor” 100%.  Same as every other thing that you ask.  So unknowingly, you have asked God to see a 100% poverty in you, which is obviously going to weaken your faith in him.

So does God causes bad things to happen to people?  No, He doesn’t, people ask for things themselves and create them unknowingly. God fulfils as he promised “Ask and it shall be given unto you”.  If you ask God for money, he has to see the lack of it first.  So things are going to happen that will leave you cash strapped.  So now you are on the last penny and still God has not fulfilled that need?  Its because already you  have put more doubt by not seeing Him act.  Now you are in a position that you have asked and not received and before God can fulfil it, THE NOT RECEIVING AT THE TIME YOU EXPECT HAS ALREADY UPSET YOU leaving you in a doubtful position.  Now because of doubt God will not act.

The devil is always in competition with God, He will give you more doubt and highlights the reasons why God is not acting such as, THERE IS NO GOD, YOUR GOD IS NOT THERE WHEN YOU NEED HIM.  He then start to put a lot of doubtful stuff in your mind. On his own the devil can’t get anything going.  Once you have initiate the ‘bad’, knowingly or unknowingly, his job is to make sure its doubled, tripled and highly messed up.

SO HOW ARE WE TO PRAY, SING?

Every time you need something from God, do not ask but thank Him for everything that you are in need of. Like the song goes, “Let the weak say I am strong, let the poor say I am rich”.  Unless you start thanking Him for the things he has not yet done, you are asking amiss, more of trouble that you will not be able to stay strong and still trust in God.

THE WRONGS BELIEVERS HAVE BEEN TAUGHT

Most believers have been taught to pray amiss. Most songs are sung the wrong way that invites trouble: God does not take orders from anyone but he loves to prove himself that he is God by pleasing his creation.  He is a God of perfection and does not heed to calls that lack faith. Examples of songs that people think are good.

“I wanna be near to thee Lord” – Already you are believing that God is nowhere closer to you. So God has to see the need, the Gap and its got be reasonable to Him, 100% before he can act.  All because you have doubtfully sang that sentence. These songs invite trouble. Thank him for being near already as he said he will never leave you nor forsake you.

“Draw me close to you” – Here you already doubt that God is with you, He said he will never leave you nor forsake you just have the nerve to argue with him and tell him to draw close.  God is already close to you.  Thank God for being close to you and he will take his place.

“Oh Lord have Mercy on me” When Christ died on the Cross that was forever mercy God gave to His people and yet you ask amiss, lacking faith or rather telling him that He does not have mercy on you, after He gave His son in exchange for that mercy. Try thanking the Lord for having mercy on you instead, not asking him to do what he has already done.

God has already done everything for human and supplied every need.  If you don’t have faith and doubt he has already done these things, you will lack for the rest of your life.

Thank you Lord for giving us this day, our daily bread in stead of Give us this day, our daily bread.  God has already given you this bread for the day, all you have to do is thank him and its fulfilled.  This is difficult to change as we have been taught to pray this prayer in a way that lacks faith. Popular song that lack faith include:

Hide me now
Under your wings
Cover me within your mighty wings
When the ocean rise….”

Hold me close to you,
Never let me go”

These songs, even myself, I love them and thought they brought me closer to God, before I knew I was already close and already am hidden under his wings.  Therefore telling him to do this again, is showing the lack of faith.  Can Christ be crucified again to show that all is intact?.

Nearly or, almost all believer’s songs lack faith.  Its up to individuals to start looking at it and making some changes when talking to God.

God hears every single prayer, but because of lack of knowledge, unaware, many have asked for poverty instead of riches, illnesses instead of healing, chaos instead of peace.  Those with wisdom, some of them non-Christians found the missing link and they are now  teaching about abundance living, aspirations, how to attract richness, the law of attraction, etc.

Prayer should not be about asking God to do things that he has already done, and ordering him about!.  Prayer is about thanking Him for all your needs even if you don’t have them yet.  God loves to prove he is God by fulfilling your every need, but until you erase those songs, prayers, sermons that lack faith, you will never see his hand in your life.

If you want a handbag, thank him for the handbag, if you want a husband, thank him for giving you one, if you want money, thank him for the money – don’t go giving money in church to people so that God give you back double folded! If it was as easy as that and true, anyone who has ever given tithing, or someone would have become a millionaire a long time ago.  This is not an advice to not give tithing, others or to charity but Give out of love, expecting nothing in return from God or the person you’re giving. (Whilst on this, bare in mind that giving someone money so they can meet their need and then wanting it back, is not good giving to God because you haven’t filled their ‘need’ gap as when they give you back, the lacking gap is recreated and they are back to square one). You cannot buy anything, riches from God, which is why many who have tithed have not received.  The tithes are to help the poor, so give with love, not expecting anything in return and God will remember you even on the things you haven’t asked for.  If you want money from God, kneel down and thank him for it, though you don’t have it just yet and make sure you avoid doubts while waiting because that’s where many fall.

Its never too late to change, start today.  Get rid of any songs and prayers that lack faith, making you ask for things amiss instead of thanking for things.  As most believers’ songs lack faith, you might as well start a list of new songs that are to do with thankfulness or compose your own.

FROM THE EVANGELIST’S DESK

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Puppet/Puppeteer Employees – Employees from Hell – THE CASE


They wake up in the morning like every other employee, get dressed like any other, have breakfast like any other and turn up for work, like any other. So, what is really wrong with thepuppet2m? Simple, they have minds that discuss, bully, control  vulnerable stuff or students, if at school. They are puppeteer always looking for puppets to put a string on to fulfil their side agenda. Sadly, there are also willing puppets ready to be employed and help. Their victims suffer misery, isolation and humiliation. The aim of the puppeteer, or rather employees from hell, is to see their victims downfall for known or unknown reason.  They make others want to give up their jobs, feel suicidal, stressed and become violent in defence.  They are staff who destroy others emotionally.

Where there is a puppeteer employee, there is a “case of a rotten tomato” in the make. This is when a tomato in a basket full of other tomatoes cracks. If not quickly noticed it will go bad, leak on other tomatoes and the whole basket put at risk of going bad. If it is noticed on time, the broken tomato, if not smelling yet can be used for a good healthy soup.  But if left noticed or unnoticed, one ends up having to get rid of all the tomatoes in the basket because they would have been infected and gone bad too.  So, to save the other tomatoes, someone has to remove the broken tomato and decide if it’s still good for soup or if it should be thrown away immediately.

Case Story:

When the new employee started, she was welcomed by all, and settled in well. The big boss even bought her a coffee as he introduced her to the team she would be working with. Later he handed her into the hands of Paula. “You will be in these good hands”, he said and he left. Jane had always wanted to work for this Airline for years because of its reputable company and its vast awards of customer services and best portrayal of its brand. After years, she had finally joined in, in the Flight Operations department, thus fulfilled her passion. Indeed she was in good hands. Paula was friendly that they even chatted about other personal things. Back at home, Jane had told everyone about Paula. She was just a good and friendly workmate, maybe the best. What Jane didn’t know was that as good as Laura was, she was a senior Puppeteer, one of those ‘Employees from hell’. When she was not working, she was busy recruiting puppets.

For those who do not know the definitions of Puppet and Puppeteer; a Puppet is “a small figure of a person or animal, having a cloth body and hollow head, designed to be fitted over and manipulated by the hand”. and a Puppeteer is the hand or the person manipulating the puppet from above by strings attached to its jointed limbs.

Anybody in the company or organization can be a father at home, a husband, a wife, a brother, a sister, but unfortunately a puppet or puppeteer at work, some without even knowing it, but however, at the end of this story you may know whether you are one or not, or whether you would want to do something about it or not. If not, someone else responsible would probably notice and take necessary action with all due respect.

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However, the story continues; It only took one sentence from Paula to show her true colors and she even said it louder so Jane could here, “I don’t like Jane, I pretend to like her, lets just pretend we like her,  I want her to leave”. So this was discussed at the table with the team leader, Janet. Paula had already recruited a puppet for herself when she opted from using singular “I” to “we”. Janet giggled in agreement, like a high school girl under peer pressure, to please Laura who looked like she had some power over her. They both looked at Jane sarcastically and continued to giggle. Yes these were adults at work, someone’s, mother, wife, partner. Though Janet was a supervisor, she was one without leadership skills or team spirit and she watched as Paula took a hammer and breaks her team, putting its performance in jeopardy.  No-one asked why?, they just danced to the tune.

Newly recruited Puppet Janet, yes, the inefficient team leader had a weakness! lets humbly call it “puppet syndrome”. If you have a puppet syndrome others can put strings on you anytime, anywhere and manipulate you. Janet agreed to hating, without knowing the reason why. Janet was well-educated, very intelligent, thus the position of team leader, but she had a weakness that was not easily detected, and neither did she herself know it, the puppet syndrome. Her team composed of five people and Jane was the sixth, they worked closely and produced results. Why Janet agreed to hate and give someone a new employee a hard time and why Paula seemed to have some form of control over her, no-one would ever know.

By the way the team composed of now three ladies and three gentlemen. Anyone can be a puppet, male or female. After it was laid on the table to hate Jane, some still would not hate, but neither did they question the reason behind it, some happily gave in to giving Jane a hard time until she decides to leave. All because Paula did not like her. That, brought peer pressure when the well feared Puppeteer Paula’s hate virus started to slowly spread. The men would talk to Jane when Laura was not around but as soon as she appeared on the scene, the environment would change. Team leader and puppet, Janet, became Paula’s first class puppet and quickly got promoted to recruiting the gentlemen to become puppets as well. The men were not easily manipulated as they refused to be put on strings. Puppet Jane had to put more action into it to recruit these men so that they would be enticed without knowing. Soon invitations to after work drinks, functions, birthdays and weekends out were being sent by e-mails that exclude Jane. Cookies were being brought from home and served for tea, to the five members of the team of course. This perfectly worked, the rest was discussed and planted at these social events outside work. At work, after weekend events, there would be discussions, laughter and updates which Jane had no idea happened and so would not join in. Eats and brews started being ordered and passed around the table by Janet, the senior puppet, to all other little potential puppets, all excluding Jane.

Jane being new, with a human resources background had learned what was going on and decided to use some of her skills to knock the walls down so she could enter and fit in somewhere. Sadly Paula the Puppeteer was sealing inside with cement that no matter how hard Jane tried breaking with a hammer she would find the inside core was cemented and stop. Deciding to chat with the guys was better, they would chat with her, at least she would say a sentence or two for the day, just to remain sane. But, Paula the puppeteer would always appear when she sees it happening and the environment would change. She would take over and talk about weekend events that excluded Jane.

It was back at schools where girls were snobby. These were male adults who were infected by the puppet syndrome but had not yet been promoted as they could not fully give in. Yes mature man with families back at home who were under peer pressure at work for some reason, trying to please Paula.

It was strange, and bizarre for Jane to sit at the nest of tables each and everyday with a team that had agreed not to interact with her, involve her and disliked her. Jane still held on her own because, being new, she didn’t know who to trust anymore. This caused her misery, isolation and stress. Her dream of working for this reputable airline that bragged about “The Experience” of their services, had other forms of hidden unexposed “experiences” going on inside that one would not be able to categorize as just hatred, discrimination or just an act of a bunch of Puppets and Puppeteers, either way it is bullying at work. It could happen directly or indirectly.  Besides, other employees from other departments were very nice and friendly, giving the airlines a very good name and meaning to their “the experience” theme. So it could have been just her department that had a puppeteer which the head of this department, the manager, supervisors were too blind to see or could not be bothered to do anything about it or even could be seeing it but pretending not to.  Even worse, they could be puppets themselves. Jane found it hard to come up with a problem when she was still very new, so she hung in there.

Jane failing to understand why even  head of department could see clearly the isolation of a new employee and what was happening and did nothing. She had wondered if after just a month of starting work it was the right thing to do to report what was happening.  Since the idea of wanting her to leave was discussed at the puppets table, Jane was not even sure how many were member puppeteers.  Jane is still there at work but every morning she struggles to go there and be miserable.

Stress and violence at work  is not caused by work only, more of it is caused by other employees behaving badly towards others, and even on none related stuff.  Sooner or later victims want to defend themselves if they can’t get any help or find their way out of it.

People are bullied because of several reasons, it could be their clothes, hair, good work, complexion, weight etc., whether good or bad.  Either of these can be too good or too bad in the eyes of the Puppeteer or Bully.  So, the earlier one raises the issue, the better.  Yes there could be consequences, but the issue is raised and recorded in-case, it’s followed by threats and violence or life is put in danger.

Don’t forget to ask yourself what kind of employee, or student you are. If you are a puppet or puppeteer, its time to make a change, become a good employee today.

What would you do if you were Jane?. Solve the case.

NOTE: Based on a true story.  Real names replaced. Company Exists. The case was solved.

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