7. PRAY TO GOD WITH BOLDNESS
My friends many born again believers are struggling and suffering because of the lies and deceit of the devil and his agents and as a result do not pray to God with boldness but fear and trembling. The devil and his agents have sown dangerous seeds of deception to the church that un-confessed sins in people's lives had prevented God from answering their prayers. That their prayers to God are bound to be disregarded, therefore, no need to pray. Friends, this statement is false and came from the pit of hell.
They also sowed corruptible seeds of deceit that people must go to God, to the throne of grace with fear and trembling. This statement is further from the truth and it is false. Do not believe it but go to God with boldness. In Hebrews 4:16, it did not say that you must go to God with fear and trembling, but come with boldness to the throne of grace to obtain mercy and to find grace to help in time of need. Fear is of the devil and must have no association to any child of God.
The devil and his agents also propagate their lies that because people do not know how to pray effectively, God the Father will not answer their prayers. Again, this statement is another big lie. In Romans 8:26, the Bible made provision for our weaknesses, therefore it cannot be counted against you, the Holy Spirit does the work and not you. It says, “Likewise the Holy Spirit also helps us in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.” Do not allow this lies to prevent you from praying to God.
The devil and his agents also propel false statement that because of our sin, we are condemned and therefore, no point praying to God anyway. This statement also came from the pit of hell, therefore shred it and put it in the bin. Romans 8:1, "There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.” As long as you are working in the Spirit, your prayers will always be answered with positive response.
They also make people to believe that God will not hear their prayers because He may be attending to others, thus no point to trouble Him with prayers. My friends, this is nonesense. God is Omnipresent, He is everywhere, can answer all calls at the same time without fail. Psalm 139:7, “Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?
Friends , the above erroneous statements from the devil and his agents are lies, false and ploy to stop you from praying. Praying destroys and dismantles the kingdom of darkness and if the devil can manoeuvre to gain an advantage over you, he will continue to hold you in bondage. The blood of Jesus was shed for you so that you can boldly come to God to present your petition in prayers and receive answers. Whether you are an expert in praying or not, what matters is that your heart is clean and you go boldly to God and by the power of His shedded blood your prayers will be heard and answered.
God has declared His mercy on every believer because of the finished work of the cross and not by your works. Your sin is forgiven through the blood of Jesus, no more condemnation, it has been blotted out, wiped off completely.
Jesus is our High Priest and only through Him you can enter into the Holiest to meet with God. His redemptive plans open the doorway and gateway into the presence of God. By the power of redemption that He did, we can boldly enter the holiest without any obstruction. Hebrews 10:19-25
Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these thingsshall be added to you
GRACE is a place of unmerited favour, mercy, healing,deliverance and restoration through His Blood
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