|PRAYING IN THE CLOSET, A SECRET PLACE
||From: David Dawson
||19 Apr 2011 (01:23)
|SOME EXPERIENCES AND THOUGHTS
But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly Matt 6v6 (KJVR)
THERE IS SOME OBSTACLES THAT CAN PREVENT CHRISTIANS FROM MEETING JESUS IN PRAYER IN THEIR QUIET TIME IN THE CLOSET.
BUT FIRST AND FOREMOST CAN YOU CONFIDENTLY SAY GOD IS YOUR FATHER.
SECONDLY, ARE YOU FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT AND USING THE GIFTS GOD HAS
FREELY GIVEN. 1 COR 12v1-12
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD AND YOUR NOT FILLED WITH THE
HOLY SPIRIT. YOU WILL FIND IT DIFFICULT TO PRAY WITHOUT THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
NO MATTER HOW INTELLECTUAL YOU ARE, OR HOW GREAT A TALKER YOU ARE,
IRRESPECTIVE YOU WILL FIND YOUR PRAYERS AND INTERCESSION DRYING UP. YOU WILL
FIND IT DIFFICULT TO WORSHIP AND MAGNIFY GOD FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME.
THE GIFT OF SPEAKING IN TONGUES IS ESSENTIAL IN PRAYER, THIS IS WHERE THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT BRINGS FORTH UTTERANCES AND GROANS OF INTERCESSION AND PRAISE.
AND LISTENING INTENTLY, TO WHAT THE LORD HAS TO SAY WITH A REJOICING FROM THE
DEPTHS OF OUR SOUL.
FOR THE ONE SPEAKING IN A TONGUE DOES NOT SPEAK TO PEOPLE
BUT GOD, FOR NO ONE UNDERSTANDS [Him], BUT IN [his] SPIRIT [or by [the] Spirit. HE SPEAKS SECRETS. [or, mysteries]. 1 COR 14v2 ALT BIBLE
DECEPTIVE RELIGIOUS WAYS.
SATAN ISN’T BOTHERED ABOUT RELIGIOUS PEOPLE WHO DON’T HAVE A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST. ALTHOUGH THEY MAY KNEEL ON RELIGIOUS KNEES AND SPEAK RITUALISTIC PRAYERS IN SOME REGULAR PATTERN, ALSO THEY RECITE WRITTEN AND LIFELESS LITURGIES BECAUSE IT’S PART OF THERE TRADITION OR RELIGION.
MATT,15 v8-9 ‘THIS PEOPLE DRAWS NEAR TO ME WITH THERE MOUTH AND HONOURS ME WITH THEIR LIPS BUT HERE HEART IS FAR FROM ME ; BUT IN VAIN THEY WORSHIP ME , TEACHING DOCTORINES THE COMMANDMENTS OF MEN.
SATAN, HATES TO SEE A MAN ON HIS KNEES IN SECRET, HE KNOWS WHEN A CHRISTIAN IS ON HIS KNEES HE MEANS BUSINESS AND IF HE CAN PERSERVE IN HIS FAITH, SURELY, HIS PETITIONS WILL MOVE HEAVEN AND BOUND TO STIR GOD.
THE SPIRIT OF PRAYER CAN GET QUENCHED
SELF DISICIPLINE HELPS
DISCIPLINE MEANS TO BRING OUR BODY UNDER SUBJECTION OR WE MAY END UP MISSING SO MUCH THE LORD WANTS TO GIVE OR DO THROUGH US 1COR 9v27.
JESUS SAID MEN OUGHT ALWAYS TO PRAY AND NOT TO FAINT LUKE 18v1
PAUL SAID IN 1THESS.5v17 PRAY WITHOUT CEASING.
THE DEVIL WILL DO EVERYTHING TO STOP THE INTERCESSORY PRAYER WARRIOR.
HE ATTACKS THE BODY IF WERE LAZY IN SELF DISCIPLINE.
WHEN WE GET DISTRACTED AND SLOW DOWN IN OUR STUDIES AND PRAYER TIME, THESE ARE THE MOMENTS HE WAITS FOR, HE\'S QUITE SMUG WHEN WE MOVE AWAY FROM DOING WHAT WE SHOULD BE DOING.
HE BRINGS SLUGGINESS TO THE BODY AND MIND, WITH TO MUCH TV OR INTERNET, NOT ENOUGH OR TO MUCH SLEEP, OVER EATING WHICH CAN MAKE A MESS OF DIGESTIVE SYSTEMS, CAUSING HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND BAD CHOLESTRAL, CLOGGING BLOOD AND ARTERIES, DULLING THE BODY AND MIND WITH ALL SORTS OF PROBLEMS.
SATAN LOVES TO SEE DOUBT AND HESITATION WORKING IN A BELIEVERS LIFE
WHEN WE ARE INSPIRED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT TO PRAY IN OUR CLOSET WE SHOULD RESPOND QUICKLY WHEN WE ARE PROMPTED INWARDLY TO PRAY.
WE MUSTNT HESITATE OR WONDER WAS IT A WHIM TO PRAY, THE MORE WE RESPOND IN PRAYER YOU WILL KNOW THE DIFFERENCE WHETHER IT’S A WHIM OR NOT.
SO STOP WHAT YOUR DOING, STOP READING OR WATCHING T.V. OR SURFING SOCIAL NETWORKS, EVEN STOP IF YOUR DOING CHURCH BUSINESS.
WE SHOULD BE IN THE CLOSET LISTENING TO WHAT OR WHY THE HOLY SPIRIT HAS CALLED US TO PRAY FOR
WE NEED TO RESIST THE DEVIL AND HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU JAMES 4v7
THERE IS POWER IN PRAYER WHEN BELIEVERS SEEK THE LORD’S FACE IN THEIR SECRET PLACE;
FAITH IN THE LORD CAN MOVE NATIONS AND GAIN VICTORY OVER CITY’S.
LOOK AT WHAT GOD DID TO THE BAAL WORSHIPPERS ON MOUNT CARMEL THROUGH ELIJAH 1KINGS 18v1
HOW MOSES PLEADED TO GOD FOR THE TRIBE OF ISREAL WHEN THEY HAD BECOME A BACKSLIDDEN NATION. EX 32v1.
ALSO WE SEE DANIELS FAITHFULNESS AND HOW HE CHANGED A NATION IN BABYLON
ABRAHAM PRAYED FOR SODOM, GOD DIDNT STOP ANSWERING TILL ABRAHAM FINISHED MAKING HIS PETITIONS.GEN 18v22-32
CAN YOU IMAGINE THE POWER WHEN ONE OR TWO START TO PRAY IN THE HOLY SPIRIT, HOW GREAT WILL BE THE VICTORY.
THOUGH WE LIVE IN A WORLD OF UNBELIEF, GOD OUR FATHER IS WILLING TO ANSWER OUR PRAYERS, BUT EVEN MORE SO FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BY FAITH PROCLAIMED JESUS CHRIST IS THE SON OF GOD AND WILLING TO RESPOND TO HIS CALLING TO SIT WITH HIM IN THAT VERY SPECIAL PLACE
MATT 7v11; IF YOU THEN BEING EVIL, KNOW HOW TO GIVE GOOD GIFTS TO YOUR CHILDREN, HOW MUCH MORE SHALL YOUR FATHER IN HEAVEN GIVE GOOD THINGS TO THOSE WHO ASK HIM.
JESUS SAID TO THEM HE WHO HAS EARS TO HEAR LET HIM HEAR; MARK 4v9
LET US JOIN JESUS IN OUR CLOSETS, LET NOT ANYTHING STAND IN OUR WAY,
COME WITH A CLEAN HEART AND LET US SIT BY HIS FEET IN THE HOLY OF HOLIES
PPP//DAVE APRIL 2011///
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|LET US BE ENCOURAGERS INTO EACH OTHER
||From: TREFLYN JONES
||19 Apr 2011 (20:16)
|We all need to be reminded of what we should be doing. Our lives become clouded with our own desires and our own situations that we forget to do what we should be doing.
You are doing more than that through this entry. You are reminding us what we should be doing, but you are also teaching those who may be young Christians to understand and participate in the Christian walk. We can all talk about the race, but we all need to be taking part in the race. We need to be taught what to do to win the race. There isn\'t a single one of us who has all of the answers, but there are those who are willing to share what they have, between us we can all make a contribution towards removing the fog from our eyes and giving us all a clearer picture.
Well done David for this entry.
On the new website we will have a category for TEACHINGS, the LISTENING TO GOD feature is specifically for instances when GOD has spoken to us on a specific subject. Thanks for your entry. let\'s have some more teachings please.
Keep up the GOD work.