0000 Just explains some details 2020 updated: All my blogs listed here 2020 Updated: All My Contacts 2020 Updated: British Prayer Needed incs Tony Blair 2020 Updated: How to Pray, getting close to God 2020 updated: Last 7 Years 2020 Updated: New Information re this Blog 2020 Updated: Teaching How To Live Our Lives 600 blog numbers onwards 601 Post Item 602 Post Item 603 Post Item 604 Post Item 605 Post Item

382 How to get close to God, in these Last Days. Also, how to Pray and Walk with Him

Page 382

How to get close to God, in Last Days. Also, how to Pray and Walk with Him

Sunday, 1 4 December 2 0 1 4

How to Get Close To God, Pray and Walk with Him In These Last Days

These are Destructive, Terrible days of:
– Mass Apostasy
– Persecutions
– Heresies
– False Teachings  (Twisting of Scriptures method)
– False Prophecies
These days, lead up to the last 7 years, when Satan will become far worse on Earth.  All individual born again believers, must learn, how to get close to God on Earth now – while they can, before they are taken to Heaven.
Believers must also learn, how to be instructed direct by God now. This does need to be done together, and also separately, in own personal relationship.
This should happen, in the same way, that the greatest Bible characters – were instructed by God, when they (virtually) served the Lord, on their own.  When they did, they got closer to God, by His great power.
This better service, was during the Older Persecution Time. That time happened, during the Old, and during the first part – of the New Testament Bible times, of the great Bible people.  But, we can also experience, this better time – now.
The better times happened, during the times known, as:
– David         Old Testament
– Jeremiah  Old Testament
– Daniel        Old Testament
– Paul etc     New Testament
This article, now follows on, from these last 2 articles.
God is NOW Sending Us a Last Warning that the Rapture of the Church, Followed By the Great Tribulation Is VERY Close at Hand. Strong Evidence Given
Rick Warren and Word of Faith’s Full Apostasy Is Complete. Mystery Babylon Is Taking Even Greater Shape Before Our Eyes
These articles illustrate, how very close we are, to the Rapture – and the Second Coming, and the times of Greatest Tribulation, on the Earth.
Therefore, we need to rediscover, or learn how – to get close to God now. We need this now, so that we are ready.  As Jesus said: 
“Watch and Pray” and “When you see these things happening, look up, for your redemption is drawing near”.

How to Get Close to God?

A good starting point, of how to get close to God, would be to read this article:
How To Study The Bible and Why.  Learning How To Avoid Deception
There are ways, of getting close to God.
First, to have a relationship with a person, it is important to spend time in their presence.  We could either listen, or talk to them, or just simply – enjoy each other’s presence.
It is no different with God.  He has chosen to speak to us, through His word, and to listen to our prayers.  We also can listen to God, through:
– Reading the Bible
– Studying His Bible
– Meditating
– Other Ways
And we can learn from God, other things, that He reveals to us –  through the Scriptures. We talk to God/Jesus, through Prayer.
Please remember always, that Prayer is our way, of communicating directly to God. This we do, by talking to Him, about the things that concern us.
It is important to learn, what things we should pray for, by developing our knowledge of Him – through what the Bible tells us, about Him.
The more we learn about Jesus, the more we learn things we should pray for, and we then develop a “Mind of God”. This means, we then turn more people, into a proper praying group.
We then receive a mind, that thinks like God. We now think, in measure to the Bible (Word of God).  God has chosen, to reveal who He is, and reveal His mind – in the Scriptures.
With these things in mind, it is good to use, what the Bible teaches.  For example, Matthew 6: 6 – 1 3, is a great starting point, for when we pray.
These verses tell us this:
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.  Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.”
“This, then, is how you should pray”:
“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.”
Please don’t just read out that prayer to God, without really observing, and applying it strongly to yourself. We need to read each phrase slower, and more carefully, as a fuller relationship – to each aspect of prayer.
Remember, I taught on another Page, that complete Joy in our lives come – when we Place things in this following order:  Jesus first, Others Second, Yourselves last.
This order, can also be seen, in how we PRAY. This order is:  Pray First to JesusSecond for other people, and Thirdly for Ourselves.
With this order in mind, this is how we should pray:
1.   Adoration, Thanksgiving:
It starts with spending time, telling God that we acknowledge who He is, and how great and wonderful He is.
It then continues with:
– Adoration
– Praise
2.   Supplication:
We then ask God, to take control of:
– Other Lives of those We Love
– Whole World
Jesus said:
“your kingdom come, your will be done, on Earth as it is in heaven”.
This type of prayer, will cover most, of what we should be aiming for – in our prayers and lives, for other people.  It covers so many vital things, that we should focus our minds and hearts on, when we pray.
We should not just ask vaguely for the kingdom to come, but to make specific prayer requests, that lead towards asking God – for the next things, for the whole World.
This prayer also involves us, in being responsible, for changing the wicked minds – of non Christian World Leaders. We will want God, to change the mind, and thinking – of Political Leaders. We want God to introduce His changes to them, and pray, that the Holy Spirit would move.
We should also ask for the conviction, of an unsaved loved one, to understand these things:
– Righteousness
– Sin
– Judgement
So that they may be saved. We should pray for fellow believers, that they may be filled, with the knowledge of God – in all spiritual wisdom and understanding.
We need to use these Bible verses, to pray in the right way. We need to use them in our prayers, to help us attune ourselves, to the things – that God wants us to pray for.
All the above writings of:   1.   and   2. relate to God and other people. The rest of this, now relates to our own personal relationship with God.
Our own Personal Relationship with God.
3.   Confession & Personal Requests:
After first praying to God, regarding God (1) and the World needing to be saved (2) We must  then pray, for our own specific needs.
That is number 3 now begins, which is, us confessing our own failings.
We ask God, to help us overcome, our specific temptations – in the future. We also list the things, that we need spiritual protection from. We also pray that God takes over our whole lives, to rain in us, more powerfully than ever.
I will just confirm what we have talked about, up until now.
First focus on God, then focus on praying for the world – then finally our own needs.
1. When Confessing our Sin, it is good to use psalm 51, as a guide in how to do this.
2. When Praying for the Kingdom to Come, it is good to use John 17 as a guide, to part of that area.
It is also, good to see, how those in the Bible prayed – such as:
– Daniel    Old Testament
– David     Old Testament Psalms
– Paul        New Testament
– JESUS   New Testament
The above means, that Prayer covers 4 things.  We have seen it covers ACT (3),  but it also covers S also, as number (4), making it:  A C T S.
This S stands for: SUPPLICATION. This completes the word ACTS.  The full reading, is now.
Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving and Supplication ACTS.
Although not in that same order.  I think it is still better, to place it as:
Adoration, Supplication, Confession, Thanksgiving, Adoration.
The TRUTH is, that Prayer actually starts with Adoration of Jesus/God and ends with Adoration of Jesus/God.
During the time of Adoration, you can sing songs/hymns, that are specifically Prayer and Praise Songs. These need to be directed to God.  Songs are a good first way, to open your heart to God. e.g.
“I love you Lord, and I lift my voice, to worship you”
Once you address the Lord closer, and better (as above in Adoration), it is then easier – to open your heart to God further, in Supplication.
This then becomes a time, of your most important Prayers. This includes getting closer, and more sincere with God. You should spend this time, yielding to Him.
After Supplication, this then takes us into a time, of Confession of Sin.   We need to improve our lives, from serving SIN, and now need to seek – how to serve JESUS better.
Once these 2 are completed, which will take up most of our Prayer time, we then end this Prayer time – by focusing on the Greatness of God.
It is important, when you pray, that you can find a good Place to Pray – to God Alone. This should be a place, where you can speak to God Privately, and Alone.
It needs to be a quiet place, so that only God Hears. However, you do need to be able to speak out, and not remain silent.
Speaking out a bit louder, rather than just thinking, or being totally silent – helps you to concentrate better, on your prayer.  Prayer to God, must only be heard by God.  This is because, He is the only rewarder of our prayers, and no-one else – should hear them.  Therefore, you do need to find a place, where you can pray properly, and unheard by others.
Remember, prayers do not need to be loud.  They just need to contain a small tone, so that you can be alone quietly speaking with God.  But it should be loud enough, for you to be able to concentrate on your prayers, without others able to hear.  Prayers should also achieve, as I have described.
Please note. It is very difficult, for you to pour out your heart and soul to God, if prayers are only spoken internally – from just the mind, and not from the voice.
The Bible states clearly, how to pray to God. This has been shown clearly to us, through many people in the Bible. They have shown us how they prayed. Their power in prayer, came more, from them SPEAKING clearly – what they were praying for. This could only ever be done, properly, if done aloud.
Here is just one example, proving what I am saying. The Psalmist said:  “Come Bless the Lord, all my Soul and ALL THAT is WITHIN ME”.
How can that Prayer be Achieved, unless it is spoken aloud, and not just kept in the mind?
Prayer in the form, of Supplications and Intercession, is a pouring out of your heart – soul, and emotions to God. Paul prayed like this. It was much better, when he prayed aloud.  The Scriptures, teach us the following, in
Philippians 4: 6.  “Do not worry about anything, but by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving – let your requests be made known to God, and then the peace of God that passes all understanding, will keep your heart and mind in Christ Jesus”
To let your requests, be made known to God, means you need to be able to concentrate – on what you are praying for. You must be able to focus, and remember, much better. This can only be achieved, by being able to hear clearly, what you are praying for – and not just use quiet thinking.
You have only got to read the Psalms, of David, to see how he poured out his heart and soul to God – in a hearable fashion.  He did not keep silent.
Fix Your Eyes Upon Jesus
Here are two other relevant articles, which help point our minds towards God, rather than be badly influenced – by  “so called” non men of God. Those false men, actually confuse us, in how to get close to God.
But now, please read this.
Prophetic Ministry In These Last Days. How to Recognise True And False Prophecies
In These days Of Apostasy and False Christianity, Should We Still Attend Apostate Churches?

How to Walk With God.

Regarding walking with God, the starting place would be, learning how to get close to God.  However,  It is impossible to know how to get close to God, UNTIL you have first learnt – how to improve your close relationship with Him.
That relationship with God, needs to be improved first. We need to first develop a mind, of thinking like God, through using the Bible – in:  reading/studying/meditating.  Then we need to improve, these 3 things.
We should develop these 3, by adding them to the things we have read, and prayed about. Only then, will we know how to serve God, in obedience – and be led by the Holy Spirit, to discern His voice.
The proof, that this is the case, is in:
Hebrews 5: 1 2 – 1 4
“Though by this time, you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word – all over again. You need milk, not solid food! Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching – about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use, have trained themselves – to distinguish good from evil”
This is telling us, that it takes time, to develop a listening ear – to the Holy Spirit’s leading.  The leading comes, by applying the things we learn from the Bible, into our daily lives.  We do this, by constant application, of the Word of God – to our daily lives.   By doing this, we develop the mind of Christ. This includes the instincts, of what God wants us to do.
The Holy Spirit, will never contradict God’s Word, the Bible.  But some mere, so called Christian believers, do contradict the Bible.  They should be confronted, about this.
We can easily be badly influenced, by False believers. That is, by being wrongly influenced, by those Bad Teachers – and the Satanic Lies, that sound very:
– Convincing
– Persuasive
– Plausible
This is because, we are weak human beings, susceptible to Sin and Deception.
Many have been convinced, that the Holy Spirit has spoken to them, or lead them in a certain direction.  But, it cannot be the Holy Spirit, if they are led into a wrong and False Christian practice, or into a False presentation.
No matter how convinced you are, of the lies, or how much you want it to be true – it is always best/wise to have a humble attitude, and believe the Truth.  You must always have an open, and honest heart, before God –  toward all these things. You must also, be determined to reject them. Especially, if they are shown to be False, and in error.
As said, the Holy Spirit will NEVER reveal as true to you, anything – that contradicts the Bible.  He knows, that we mostly need to understand, what the Bible teaches us.  He seriously chooses, to speak to us, through the Bible.
In John 1 6: 1 3,  Jesus said:  the Holy Spirit, will lead us into all truth.
1 John 2: 2 7 said:  John told us, that we need no man to teach us, as the Holy Spirit – will teach us all things.
That means, that the Holy Spirit will teach us, when we read the Bible – by illuminating the truth, contained in the Bible. He also helps us to understand, what we are reading.
Jesus was speaking to the Good Apostles, who were to write the New Testament, that the Holy Spirit would lead THEM into writing, in all truth.
Then John told us, that it is the Holy Spirit who teaches us. This was at a time, when large sections of scriptures, were now available.
It doesn’t mean, that we should not listen to Pastors/Teachers.  But we do need to understand, much more, than they can teach us. These things cannot be grasped well enough, unless the Holy Spirit teaches us.
Teaching from the Holy Spirit, rather than from men, is much more valuable to us.  It can teach us even better.  So we do all need, the presence of the Holy Spirit, to help us direct – rather than gain weakened help, from man.
Our dependence should be upon the Holy Spirit, to teach us direct from the scriptures, rather than indirectly through a man.  This man (if he is good), is simply a channel, to help/guide us.  But the real teacher, is the Holy Spirit.
Posted by John Chingford at 9: 5 9 am
Labels: Biblical TruthCall For Prayer Itemscall for repentanceErrors Of Experiential Christianity
John Chingford
An important note now, for you to read first. This helps us have more clarity, over my writings above.
Most of the original essence, has not changed.  It is now, that a few words have been changed, to make things easier to read.  But the essence, is still mostly there.
I have now changed the writing/detail, of all the above now.  I now use wording, that is much easier to read, and be understood.

By John Chingford

I am still a born again Christian, after my very serious, expected Death. I always have been one, since I was 18.5 years old. I had a serious car accident in 2017, which almost killed me.

I was in hospital asleep, for a full 4 months or so, and still find it very hard to remember - many things, which happened before my accident. However, the major thing is, that God has revealed Himself to me very specially. He has awoken me to remember my trust in Him.

It is amazing, that the only things I really remember, is that I used to run this blog - and I do remember much about it, and will continue it. Many things have left my memory, but I do remember my salvation and how to serve Jesus/God. I also remember Him, and His needs for me to serve Him, and win others to Him.

God has now enabled me again, to be able to write very strong messages.

I now write messages that I want you to read. They are clear messages from Him, that should be very easy to read, and lead you all more towards God. Please now read all my 350 blog messages, or so. These blog messages have been written in here, up to Feb 2021.

You will see that they are real and true messages from God, and therefore cannot and should not be ignored. These should open our eyes to what God wants us all to learn in these days.

I hope you can use my blog and read it properly. I desire that what God has spoken to me seriously, during and after this accident etc will be revealed to many people.

I especially want you to know the truth of His free eternal salvation. This cannot be ever lost by those who trust Him, as He Himself gives us all the power to trust in Him. It is His power He gives us, that we can never lose. This is because, this power is retained by Him - not us.

7 replies on “382 How to get close to God, in these Last Days. Also, how to Pray and Walk with Him”

I now post this message using the word REPLIES (as immediately above here) to give my first reply to this blog message.

The original message I reply to was saved as “”. I have started adding to my older wordpress messages, which were first written before my accident.

These older messages were from 301 to 446. I have presently made a lot of changes between 301 to 382. I will now continue working at making changes to 360 to 446 to get to change them all.

Please now go to 001 blog1 to 001 blog6, to see all the changes. Once finished blog 6, I will complete from 001 blog6 to 001blog10. This will be when all things have been completed.

Liked by 1 person

Thanks for this. It is good info. But how come you said we need to ask Supplication first before Confession?

We were taught to follow ACTS based on Matthew 6. Is there any difference?

God bless you and your ministry.

Liked by 1 person

Hi Bamoler
You asked this question. “how come you said we need to ask Supplication first before Confession?”

What is supplication and how does it differ from confession?

Remember I spoke about J O Y. Joy is made up of: J esus, O thers, Y ourselves.

Supplication is part of the second aspect of prayer, which is for “OTHERS”. This should come before YOURSELVES.

Why you wonder.

We all need to put God first in our lives by praying. For prayer to gain most success, we need to pray in the right sequence. The more we pray for ourselves, will cause us to focus too much on self. We will become too overwhelmed with our own needs, that our prayers loose their power by too much selfishness.

We need to give ourselves much better reasons to pray, and be much more blessed when we pray, than get too caught up with self.

1) This is why our first focus, must always be on Jesus and the wonder, glory of His eternal life.

2) Our second focus should always be, on trying to bring greater blessing, and salvation to everyone else. By focussing on others, it takes our mind off self. We have a purpose to win multitudes to salvation, and do not want anything to ruin that, or take our mind off it – by thinking too much about SELF.

3) Our third focus, should then finally turn to self. The most important things, have already been fully covered in prayer. We then add our own needs to prayer. This includes confession as number 3, after “Supplication” number 2. The more we focus our hearts and minds on Jesus and then Others, the more our hearts and minds, will be much more ready – to address our own situation to God. As we spent more time praying to God, and for others, we will find that our own needs – suddenly become far less needful.

The less we pray for ourselves, will cause us to put God first and others second. This will then get our praying focus, much more correct, which will lead to greater blessings – and see far more prayers answered.

God wants us to spend more time in prayer re our relationship with God, and helping others, than time spent on SELF.

The more we follow the right order, will help our prayer time, to massively improve, by not extending self time – but actually reducing it, in comparison with God and others.

Liked by 1 person

Thanks for the clarification. You made a point there and i do agree. I was thinking that we need to confess if made a mistake before we come to God. However, as a child of God, as soon as we made a mistake or commit sin, we immediately confess anyway.

God bless for your wisdom and insights.

Liked by 1 person

This is an excellent reading and lays out clearly how we need to come before our Father. We were always taught by following A / C / T / S, however I understand what you are getting at and it makes sense

Liked by 1 person

Hi Calyoso

I am not sure what you are righting. You mention A/C/T/S. Are you referring to the New Testament book of ACTS, or to the words making up A/C/T/S?

That is, are you referring to:

Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving and Supplication (ACTS)

or to:

Adoration, Supplication, Confession, Thanksgiving, Adoration?

I explained, how God much clearly teaches us, to use the second instead. This brings about the JOY (JESUS, Others, Yourselves) of our salvation, much more clearly. It must be, in that order.

Liked by 1 person

Comments are closed.