How Do You Know You’re Born Again? Also: Silent Prayer (Church Dec 31, ’17)

Today, as we did in the last New Year, we practiced the Silent Prayer that Jesse urges everyone to do. (Watch 15-minute excerpt: Silent Prayer) People closed their eyes and relaxed as they sat in their chairs — Jesse urges that you not lie down. As you pray, you often relax and let go of stress, and if you lie down, you may fall asleep. When praying, look with your minds eye at the center of your forehead, at the thoughts — sometimes wild, sometimes quiet — that pass through your mind. What causes us to go astray is the thoughts Satan feeds our intellect — feeding imagination, emotions, and temptation. You want to be in the presence of God, in the present with Him.

While ending the prayer time, Jesse urged that you pray at least 5-10 minutes to start. Be patient with yourself, and grow. One person viewing online asked about the fact they cry while meditating and praying. If you don’t understand what you’re going through, don’t make a decision about it, and do not worry. Just go through it, relax, and do not judge it one way or another. Do not listen to any thoughts — they mislead you.

We also talked about Jesse’s Biblical Question of the Week: How do you know when you’re born again? “Born again,” “Saved,” “Returning to the Father” — all mean the same thing. A few people talked about why they believe they’ve been born again. Toward the end of the service, one man made the point that it’s important for people to know if they’re not born again, because many falsely assume they are saved, yet they still sin, and still have anger and judgment within.

Jesse talked about his experience returning to God, which he also discussed on The Jesse Lee Peterson Show, which also aired live on Newsmax TV last week on Friday, December 29th, in the third hour.

There are some spiritual principles that people miss in their blindness. Jesse referenced a point that his producer James made in today’s podcast of The Hake Report (no longer with Joel and Esteban). Jesse’d given James the choice to continue the show without his former co-hosts, or to continue. James referenced longtime host Bill O’Reilly, who once said: When you’re given an opportunity, you take it! But many people don’t recognize the opportunities God gives them, yet they ask for things and complain that they lack opportunities.

Jesse also told a story of a friend who hired a man to do a job. That man said he’d do the job in 3 days. But Jesse’s friend told the man: Take 7 days. So the man took 10 days without doing the job, and now Jesse’s friend is looking for another person to do it! Human nature takes advantage of weakness and leniency. Even Jesse’s employees need Jesse to watch over them to make sure they do their job. You must be strong and alert.

After service, Jesse conducted a wedding with longtime friends of BOND (off-camera).

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2 Comments
  • Carl smith
    Posted at 08:34h, 01 July Reply

    Hi Jesse my my name is carl smith at 8 yrs old i was abused by my moms boyfriends and her at age 13 i lleft home and on the streets found a black family that took me and treated me like i was thiers she had 4 children and treated me like i was one of them i learned alot from this family fast foward to when i was51 yrs old i asked my mom who my dad was she said a man jw smith was my dad but 3 yrs ago just before she died i over heard her and my sister. Talking about my dad because i had asked if a man name eddie akins was my dad cause my uncle had called me a few weeks earler and told me eddie was back to the talk between mom and sister saying he was now i was 53 yrs when i found this out she has passed away now and eddie i dont know if he is alive or not as far as jw smith he passed awway at the age of53 of a massive heart attack so can understand alot things you are saying about the blacks i listen to you all day long and love hearing you talk i have said the same thing you say to friends. And family thank you for your words of wisdom would love to talk to you some day thank again of you like to call me my cellphone is xxx xxx-xxxx or xxx xxx-xxxx please do not give out.

  • Kathleen amber
    Posted at 08:46h, 27 August Reply

    I really hope you reply to this!
    I’m new to being a ‘christian’ about 4-5 months. Before that i was an agnostic/new age godless woman.
    To be honest, i experienced a mental break down tonight about faith in the bible and had a huge fear come over me after reading some ‘intellects’ comments about the bible/God/Jesus and other religions and world history etc.

    And it near destroyed me in a sense. I seriously did feel absolutely broken, because i feel like i believe in God and i want to know the God that I’ve learnt about in the bible, but this persons comments had me questioning everything i learnt hence why I’m on your page at 1am(Australia) lol i youtube’d “why should i believe in the bible ” then eventually stumbled onto one of ur 37 min talks or fellowships, and what you said about not believing in the bible but believe in God really spoke to me. Anyway long story short.. i feel like i agree/understand what you’re saying but this ‘silent prayer’ sounds alot like opening your 3rd eye and after being heavily influenced in new age previously and experiences bad , well demons ok, experiencing stuff with demons. I’m pretty apprehensive about this ‘silent prayer’. I also thiught I’d debunked the 3rd eye being possibly scriptural or ‘for God’ because i read somewhere that meditation/3rd eye opening and relaxing and pulling yourself off guard like that allows demons to enter into your body etc soooo , yeah i hope this makes sense and you reply.
    Thanks.

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