A Biblical reason for your dilemma? How about man has been cut off from the gods? Consider how Jesus Christ says he could do his miracles. According
to him you could ask God to do the heavy work. And he would.
18 Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered.
19 And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee
henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.
20 And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away!
21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig
tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.
22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his
heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
It would seem that people of the time had the ability to ask the gods or God to do requests. But the problem is after Jesus Christ people have been
cut off from that ability. A couple of years back I managed to put the pieces of why together.
The first century Jews managed to trip the curse of Malachi. According to Jesus Christ the person known as John the Baptist was supposed to have been
Elijah the Prophet. One of the 2 messengers of the Lord according to Malachi. He wasn't supposed to have killed. When he was it triggered the curse.
And this is the curse. It's a 2000 year top level Leviticus 26 curse. And imposing this cut the world off from God. And the benefits of having a full
relationship with him.
See the book of Hosea for the details of the curse. And Hosea 6-2 and 2nd Peter 3-8 for the timeline. 2 days 2000 years. And if you look at the
history of the Jews for the past 2000 years it appears they have been serving it.
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