Pray not for this People
Can we understand the timing and reason for this command? Let's examine.
NO PRAYER IN TIME OF TROUBLE: UNREPENTING CHURCH UNDER JUDGMENT?
Jer 14:11 Then said the LORD unto me, Pray NOT for this people FOR THEIR GOOD.
Jer 11:14 Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up a cry or prayer for them: for I will not hear them in the time that they cry unto me for their TROUBLE.
Jer 11:11 Therefore thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring EVIL upon them, which they shall not be able to escape; and though they shall CRY unto me, I will NOT HEARKEN unto them.
Jer 11:12 Then shall the cities of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem go, and CRY unto the gods unto whom they offer incense: but they shall not save them at all in the TIME of their TROUBLE.
Jer 7:16 Therefore PRAY NOT thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: for I will NOT HEAR thee.
Ps 66:18 If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will NOT HEAR ME:
Ho 5:6 They shall go with their flocks and with their herds to seek the LORD; but they shall NOT FIND HIM; he hath withdrawn himself from them.
Re 9:6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall NOT FIND IT; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
Isa 59:2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that HE WILL NOT HEAR.
Mic 3:4 Then shall they CRY unto the LORD, but he will NOT HEAR THEM: he will even hide his face from them at that time, as they have behaved themselves ill in their doings.
Jer 14:12 When they fast, I will NOT HEAR THEIR CRY; and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation, I will not accept them: but I will consume them by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence.
Job 35:13 Surely God will NOT HEAR VANITY, neither will the Almighty regard it.
Ps 109:7 When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his PRAYER BECOME SIN.
Mt 23:14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make LONG PRAYER: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
1Sa 8:18 And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the LORD will NOT HEAR you in THAT DAY.
WHY DOES GOT NOT HEAR THE PRAYER OF THE UNSAVED CHURCH?
Re 16:6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.
Isa 1:15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make MANY PRAYERS, I will NOT HEAR: your hands are full of blood.
Pr 28:9 He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even HIS PRAYER shall be abomination.
Pr 21:13 Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall CRY himself, but shall NOT BE HEARD.
Isa 58:7 Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou COVER HIM; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
Zec 7:11 But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they SHOULD NOT HEAR.
Zec 7:13 Therefore it is come to pass, that as he cried, and they would NOT HEAR; so they cried, and I would NOT HEAR, saith the LORD of hosts:
Mt 18:32 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I FORGAVE THEE all that debt, because thou desiredst me:
Mt 18:28 But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, PAY me that thou owest.
Mt 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
Mt 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I NEVER KNEW YOU: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
LORD HEARING IN TIME OF TROUBLE: REDEMPTION OF THE BODY?
Ps 34:4 I sought the LORD, and he HEARD ME, and delivered me from all my fears.
Ps 34:17 The righteous cry, and the LORD HEARETH, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
1Sa 7:3 And Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel, saying, If ye do return unto the LORD with all your hearts, then put away the strange gods and Ashtaroth from among you, and prepare your hearts unto the LORD, and serve him only: and he will DELIVER you out of the hand of the Philistines.
Re 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, HOW LONG, O LORD, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
Re 6:11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
Lu 18:7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which CRY day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
Ge 4:10 And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood CRIETH unto me from the ground.
Ge 4:11 And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother’s blood from thy hand;
Ge 4:12 When thou tillest the ground, it shall NOT henceforth YIELD UNTO THEE her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.
The Bible appears to be revealing that the prayer of the unsaved church relates to their cry to God in tribulation. And God does not hear their prayer because they shed the blood of the body. So God NOT hearing their prayer or cry would be His vengeance on them at the revelation of Jesus Christ.