We have been discussing certain scenarios where the conflict between the Spirit Man and the Soulish Man is visible. In the last article, we saw how different is the perception of the Soulish man to that of the Spirit Man, concerning the PRESENCE OF THE LORD. Through this article, we would like to address an age-old question which has perplexed many Christians.

Why are my prayers NOT BEING ANSWERED?

You are not the first person and you are not going to be the last person to raise this question. This writer has also raised this question many times. All those questions can be traced back to the Soul vs the Spirit tussle. Let us meditate on one verse where St. Paul accepts that we(including himself) do not know what to pray for.

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.

Rom 8:26

Clearly, Paul distinguishes between 2 types of Prayers. One that comes out of our Soul’s knowledge and the other that comes out of the Spirit’s knowledge. If we are not tuned to the Spirit’s groaning, most probably our Soul prayers will be very divergent from the prayers of the Spirit. This is because the Soul is more tuned with the wants and needs of our Flesh, whereas our Spirit Man mindeth after the things of God.

27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.

Rom 8:27

Did you notice the above verse? God searches for the Mind of the Spirit. Therefore, God answers the prayer that our Spirit prays in accordance to the will of God. Remember at the same time, our Soul might be praying for things which are contrary to the will of God.

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Diverging nature of a Soul Prayer and a Spirit Prayer

God’s Plan for each Individual

God knows each one of us much better than we know ourselves. We understand this concept as we keep growing in the Lord. Let me take an example to impress the point.

Suppose you have to drive 15 miles to and fro from your office every day. You know the route like the palm of your hand. Therefore, you do not usually switch on the GPS in your car. However, one day you somehow switched on the GPS, by mistake. Immediately it got linked to Google/Waze and gave you a different route than your normal route. You ignored the promptings and followed your usual route. The highway seemed quite empty and you pressed in the accelerator cruising without any issues for 6 miles. You would have been mocking at google’s stupid logic for a few minutes. Suddenly you see that the cars before you are applying their brakes. After 2 minutes, you understand why the GPS was routing you through a different route.

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Stuck in the Traffic Snarl

Now I am not comparing Google to God. But what I am saying is that the foreknowledge of God concerning you is much more valuable than your present situation. Your Soul operates based on the five senses and is concerned ONLY about the present and the immediate future. However, the Spirit knows your ENDPOINT and will pray for your needs to God, accordingly.

God’s plan for each one of us is different. There are no two individuals with the same plan. Therefore when certain prayers are not answered while we see someone else getting their prayers answered, we need not be perplexed. It does not mean that God rejected your prayers while accepted the other person’s. It could be actually the reverse.

The Solution

So friend, if you know that you are BORN AGAIN and feel that your prayers are not heard. Fret not. The Spirit within you is praying according to the Will of God whereas the Soul is what is putting you in trouble with its desires. Most of our problem arises when we get anxious and refuse to leave that point that is bugging us. We feel hurt when others do not seem to have the same issues which are concerning us.

Next time you fail in an interview, fail to conceive, bogged by financial problems, sickness seems to be your mate etc, do not worry. Just tell it to the Lord and place the problem at his feet.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Phil 4:6-7

Once you have handed it over to the Lord, do not allow the Soul to vex you. Remind the Soul that you have already given it to the Lord. It is then only you can continue to read the next verse of the Romans.

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.

Rom 8:28

Notice how the Spirit is concerned with fulfiling his purpose in you. The Spirit is not really worried about your Soul’s concerns.

Conclusion

I hope you have understood how it works for God’s children who are led by the Spirit. In one of my recent visits to a Kerala Faith Home, I heard the Clergy announcing that a weekly “Prashna Parihara Prarthana” to be conducted on Monday. I realized that this is not a new thing for that faith home, but a regular meeting for the entire Centre and possibly other centres.

I have no problems with Praying to God about issues that are bothering you. It’s important that you pray about it and give the burden to Jesus. However, this “Prashna Parihara Prarthana” could take a different route and can be a means for Soulish prayers to be invoked on behalf of the laity. The Clergy of TPM wants you to be bogged down by soulish prayers. Be careful

Do you still think they can make you perfect in Christ Jesus?

Its high time that God’s people stop outsourcing such Soulish prayers and stop being babes. Time to grow up.

20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

Eph 3:20-21

36 COMMENTS

  1. That’s a very insightful piece of encouragement for the pilgrims. The example of google maps is apt and very true. I am sure many of us ( me included) went through this blunder.
    I was pondering over this to understand why sometime people resort to soulish prayers. The answer I received was, the priorities or goal one have in their life and how zealous one is in preserving the born again experience through out ones life.
    People with myopic outlook having no understanding of eternity, will be surely bothered and anxious of everything in life. They therefore waste all their time and effort in seeking & obtaining those desires. James nicely sums it in 4:3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
    Now lust also means a strong desire also for love, money or power…desire for better job, higher paying job, better positions, better standard of living, best health, best social status…..
    But in Phil 4:11 Paul says, Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
    And then to Timothy he reminds again that, Godliness with contentment is great gain and … having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
    When was the last time any TPM clergy reminded the above exhortation by Paul.
    Like the Prashna Parihara Prarthna, the clergy ensures to keep laity on their toes always worrying about mundane things in life and organizing such futile meetings all designed to meet the soulish desires.
    All soulish prayer requests are warmly solicited and acted upon by TPM guys.
    4 O’Clock praising, intersession prayers, special cottage meetings, whole night prayers, sisters prayers, are some tools all designed to make laity ask amiss so that they can consume it upon their lusts.
    In the last week, during the testimony for Sunday school children, all were busy asking for wisdom to get good marks for exams, not falling sick during exams and then all wanted to be captured (raptured) ONLY with their family in HIS soon coming…. not one child mentioned his/her desire to pursue holiness, improve faith and be a useful vessel for this kingdom.
    But I thank God who in His heavenly providence understands our childishness and only provides what we need for today.

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  2. Dear Admin,

    Why are not publishing my comments? Why you delete my messages? You are biased like my tpm saints and want to publish your doctrines only.

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  3. Your comment intelligent comment. And my comment stupid comment. Hmmm. Nice Admin. Nice. You have money for your view publish and no money to publish my views? What difference between you and my church saints? They also not allow other church pastors to stand in tpm church. One day we had convention. Our centre pastor invited all church pastor to listen to deeper truth of our church. Then one pastor requested space to our pastor stand in public and pray. But our centre pastor straight refuse him. He said you are invited to listen and not to speak. So please listen word of god and keep quiet sitting in corner.

    Like this you are. Only you you speak. No room for other to speak.

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    • Few of our readers have requested me to delete your comments. Most of your comments make no sense. There isn’t any solid rebuttal from scriptures. If you have biblical support then you are most welcome here. But don’t simply write anything nonsense.

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      • You also have no bible support when you write a comment. If I am nonsense then you are also nonsense. Eagle eye biggest nonsense compared to both of us. If I begin to write deeper truth you all cannot stand the truth. You are all small small kid before my Bible knowledge. Surya is a little packet before me.

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        • Ok, do one thing. Why don’t you write Bible-based articles and we will publish it? Would you like to take this challenge?


          *N.B: All rights to the materials submitted belong to fromtpm.com and we will publish it as appropriate.

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        • @Elina
          You simply comment about others using idiotic names. You have never replied to any of my comments which I asked u before. U simply scold me and make fun of me. Why can’t you defend your TPM saints practice on the basis of scripture ? Ready for a challenge 😉 if your response is scriptural I will join TPM again. Expecting your defense through fortpm.com articles at the earliest. All the best dear.

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        • @Admin @ Surya
          @// Why don’t you write Bible-based articles and we will publish it? Would you like to take this challenge?//

          No. I not ready for challenge.
          I think you finished with material. Soon your website die as no material available to you. All your writer finished with their knowledge . Eagle eye , Denzel joy, NMSTF, Nath, Surya, Richie, all your writers have left no more material to contribute . TPM will eventually win. This is my tactics..Therefore no.!

          Anyways, Today full power tarrying meeting all night in our convention upto 2am. All fromtpm guys please come. All those not recieve anointing get high power tonight. Teju anna lead meeting. Lot of prophecy to crush our enemies and last days Corona antivirus famine pestiline warning will be spoken in tonight tarrying meeting. I am waiting for this prophecies.

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        • @Elina
          fromtpm.com will run out of material only when TPM will repent and turn to the God of the Bible. Till then, every time a TPM clergy opens his mouth and speaks a lie, there will be an opportunity for fromtpm.com to expose it. The problem with lying is that you will have to keep lying to protect the original lie, so TPM will never stop lying and fromtpm.com will never stop unmasking them. So dream on…

          I have respect for the Viks and the Bhuvaneshwaris as they sincerely try to defend TPM but you are just like a fly on the wall with no locus or standing, simply coming here to be entertained. Maybe you are sticking to TPM just to get by in this world – maybe for a good marriage or for a great funeral.

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        • One interesting thing to note about the unMASKING. Seems Google has been sending people to our site enquiring about MASKS. So I am getting a lots of mails asking for Masks 🙂

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        • //Maybe you are sticking to TPM just to get by in this world – maybe for a good marriage…//

          Your observation on Elina is spot-on. Her comment dated December 25, 2019 in Admin’s article “Planning to get out from TPM?” posted on December 19, 2019 is proof of that:

          QUOTE:
          By the way, I am a simple girl. I wear simple clothes. Live a simple life. Eat also simple only. I will marry a simple boy who is strong faith home believer, who work in Dubai or America, has an anointing of new Jerusalem., has good testimony, and obedient to servants of god every alphabet. He should ask the servant of god everything before even opening his mouth. My perfect husband will be like that only.
          UNQUOTE

          She is in TPM just to get her perfect husband (simple boy) from Dubai or America. Poor guys in TPM South India (or, are they really lucky to escape a woman like this?).

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  4. what was intention behind killing… ?? any connection with TPM ? other than its happened in their premises

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    • Elina is totally with her tpm saints. She comes here to tell others the glorious behaviour of her saints. Please read all her comments and you will know whom does she supports. If she sees your comment that you said she is with fromtpm guys, she will rage a war against you through her words. She calls me little packet and I don’t know how she will call you. 🤔

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    • Dear “Some truth”
      Do you want to know full truth? Tpm saints speak full truth. Their is no lies in their mouth (Revelation 14). Come to our church. Starting starting you know some some truth. After few year you will understand full truth about our saints. Some people dumb in our church. Even after so many years in tpm they still don’t understand real truth of our saints.

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    • Convention was a huge blessing (as usual). They have cut all the curses and diseases. Special attraction was the first aid booth which was a mockery of the rules and regulations laid down by the authorities.

      Blessings in TPM conventions are usually incremental in nature. The current year convention is always a level more than the previous years. Thus the blessings have increased manifold since the start of convention series. So 2021 convention will be better and more blessing than 2020.

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    • @ Some truth
      Nice question you ask to tell these fromtpm people to start thinkinh ” how in do difficulty convention still happen successfully.?”

      I take opportunity to answer this. There was great difficulty and hindrance for our convention. First admin come to Chennai. I fear he doing some trouble. So I catch him at air port. Then Corona virus another difficulty. Then this murder difficulty. But still convention run smoothly. Isn’t this great miracle of God? My office also running smoothly. Many office, train service, flight service, all hospital in world doing their duties, inspite of difficulties by Corona virus. Great miracle of god again. Convention also miracle , hospital running also miracle.

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    • There is a good chance that these clergy in indian sub-con will practice this but force the laity to mix with each and not provide for basic hygiene facilities in wash rooms and common rooms.
      Luckily in the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait govt. has banned all such gatherings and so they had no option but fall in line.
      But since Indian govt. has not banned gatherings, hope the good sense will prevail and people will start doing this proactively.
      After this pandemic, people must think twice weather to continue with the practice of drinking from the same cup?

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      • we will stop that soon…that’s how the TPM’s history…rules are made in their mind.. pretending as God’s counsel.. so its easy to change…

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    • This is a forward that is going around. Supposed to be from London Believer of the cult.


      This much is the power of the divine healing doctrine of the CULT. At least people have come to know where God Stands.

      Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it. Mark 16:20

      People who read the scriptures will know for sure, who are these fraudsters. The Lord has given his verdict.

      Attachment

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      • It is not surprising at all. What else can we expect from a bunch of lazy adulterous thieves and con men fooling stupid folks with their jugglery of bible verses. Hope some of the TPM bhakths at least now, will realise how they are being defrauded of not only their money but also of their freedom.

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      • Does this mean that the annual collection was a loss. If the humble folks don’t meet the clergy, how will they grease their palms. And in the future, how are they going to collect money without shaking hands…TPM’s three idiots must be searching the scriptures to find verses to justify these changes in their traditions.

        Never thought that a small microbe could bring these mighty most holy faith warriors to their knees.

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        • I think to make this contactless, they will introduce offering box and ask people to drop in envelopes with their names so that they can still track who gave how much and who defaulted.

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  5. Mind you if the current figures are of any value to us to the BELIEVER community…please take note of the facts runnning around the social media and compare them to this CULT branches that spread around the world.Wherever this CPM/TPM BEAST and its branch denominations with its typical names like NTC/NCTC/UPC that spread over to 44-to 64 countries they claim around the world this COVID-19 was already set in and further expanded to total 124 countries.Now the planes travel was cut and banned. The latest news is -ALL PLANES from UK are banned to INDIA .
    When this blessed site has been repeatedly telling that the time has come that the modern day ‘JERICHO WALLS’ are going to crumble down, no one seems to be paying any heed to it.
    Now is the time to watch the real show at IBR walls that takes place from now on…. for all of redeemed souls that came out of this BEAST. So long as this TPM’s laity plays hand in hand with this TPM/CPM clergy, this BEAST will thrive on for some more time till the LORD shuts the door,…..saying enough is enough….It will become terrible then…. So therefore this is the wake up call for them to come out of this BEAST. Better late on earth than never…….

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  6. FLASH NEWS from the GARDENER—UK
    “One of the most concerning issues since the emergence of the Covid-19 virus has been whether those who have had it can get it a second time – and what that means for immunity”.

    QUOTE:
    Last month afterJapanese authorities said,a woman who had had the virus,and been declared virusfree,had tested positive again.
    Scientists were left confused by the news and also felt uneasy. Prof. Mark Harris an expert in virology at Leeds University said reinfection was unlikely but added that there is some evidence in the scientific literature for persistent infections of animal coronavirus (mainly in bats)”
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    QUOTE:China has been battling an outbreak of a new SARS-like coronavirus (COVID-19), which originated in Wuhan. The virus has claimed over 2,000 lives in mainland China – surpassing the death toll during the SARS outbreak in 2003 – and infected more than 75,000 people around the world. Outside mainland China, Philippines reported its first fatality on Feb. 2, Hong Kong on Feb. 4, Japan on Feb. 14, and France and Taiwan on Feb. 15. A second person died in Hong Kong on Feb. 19. The other countries and regions infected by the novel coronavirus are Egypt, Australia, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Finland, Germany, India, Italy, Malaysia, Nepal, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, UAE, the U.K., the U.S. and Vietnam. On Feb. 11, World Health Organization (WHO) announced a new name for the virus – COVID-19, which stands for Corona Virus Disease 19. The WHO, on Feb. 17, said that the data provided by China indicates a drop in the number of new cases but cautioned that “every scenario is on the table.”
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    So in the above 22 countries cited by the UK’s news paper, this CULT was already predominant in the 13 countries and thus strengthened my previous statements

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  7. @Elina

    i ve seen so many Tpm slaves , diehards , hardcores , bhakts .. in this site , but you are very special cos u portray yourself as one of the saints’ “side chicks ” .. !

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    • @Hannibal
      I have not seen you before. Are you New comer? My saints told me to bring new commer to church and convention is believers responsibility. Then we handover new believer to saints. They will take his 10% salary per month. I do hardwork of bringing you to tpm, and pastor get 10% royalty. What I get? So I ask pastor my commission. But he angry. He shout at me. After much argument he give lame excuse that he give 10% of his all annual income tax to Chief pastor. I know he not give 10%. He tell 10% but give only 5% money to Chief pastor. Rest 5% black money he hide from all saint. Mother also not know he hide some money. My question is, “Why not he give me my commission from that black money.” Is not my hard work involve in bringing new believer to tpm? I give him last warning. Otherwise I tell all believer to shut his business.

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  8. @Hanibal
    When I read -‘about us’ in this site, the rules clearly say like this:
    ‘We believe in freedom of expression.Hence we have opened up the comments column for appreciation, criticism, and corrections. However, it needs to be noted that there is a line which we will not allow anybody to cross. That Line is crossed, when comments get into the “abuse” zone.’
    So now ‘side chick’ is sailing through in the dangerous zone now by bringing out the names of the 1% contributing authors of this blessed site. However like NIRBHAYA case 4 convitcs, this side chick is being shown unmerited mercy with a long rope by the owner of this site just to see she mends herself/himself.If she/he does not mend her ways,the ALMIGHTY GOD would bring His justice. We all want to see that should not happen to this side chick,cuz side chicks are always vulnerable,they may at any time jump out. Empty and the CULT manager knows well about this.

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