DO WE HAVE A GODLY PRAYER HABIT?
Most Christians today are living in the modern materialistic world of instant mash potatoes. They pray quick little prayers like rubbing a lucky rabbits foot and they hope that is good enough, because they tell themselves, and they tell God that they don’t have time for anything more. This is a serious error, and I hope to help Christians understand why this is such a dangerous lie to live.
Perhaps you think you pray all day because you “talk to God” all day. So do I, but it is not the same thing. The flesh is always trying to pull us back into the flesh.
THE FLESH IS ALWAYS TRYING TO PULL US BACK INTO THE FLESH.
When we wake from sleeping all night, we have drifted in a fleshly direction. We need a spiritual tuning in. When we have worn ourself out working hard all day in this world’s rat race, we have drifted in a fleshly direction. The carnal world has a force of gravity of its own, and it wants to pull us back into its own orbit.
However, if we have a healthy “pull of the Spirit” in us, then we defy the pull of this world and God is the center of our orbit. Our life revolves around the Spirit and not the flesh. But how does this happen?
It happens when we drink of God’s deep presence on a regular basis. This is the true prayer habit, and habits can be hard to get established at first, but if we make the effort, a good habit will greatly reward us the rest of our life.
THE CHRISTIAN LIFE IS SUPERNATURAL, OR IT IS NOTHING AT ALL.
You cannot live this life on your own. You will fail. The devil walks about seeking whom he may devour. We all need to establish an “Hour of Power” in our life, and that is when we go into the “Holy of Holies” with God.
THE HOUR OF POWER = THE HOLY OF HOLIES.
Do not fool yourself into thinking that when you suddenly say, “Hey Jesus!”, that you are automatically ushered into the deep presence of God, especially if you rarely go there!
My plan is to write shorter articles, but write more often, so to make my point more quickly here, the Wilderness Tabernacle had three sections, or chambers, you might say. Before Christ paid our price on the cross, it was very difficult to go into the third chamber where the strong presence of God dwelt upon the Ark of the Covenant. As a matter of fact, only the high priest went in one time a year, and he did so at risk to his own life!
As kings and priest in Christ that doorway to the Holy of Holies is wide open for all of us to come, but we still do not start there! There is a gate! And then the outer court, then the Holy Place, and finally the Holy of Holies! Many times we start in the flesh when we pray! We have to make ourself pray! We are not so spiritual that we just want to pray all the time! An hour of deep prayer is not something we tend to naturally do, even though it should be! But it is proof that our flesh pulls at us and we do not start in the Holy of Holies when we “talk to God”.
Today’s point is, we need to take the time to seek God in a deep way. Not just wham bam instant mash potatoes thank you mam! If we treat God like a harlot, we live a dangerous lie. There is nothing wrong with quick prayers and talking to God all day “IF” we have not left undone the other!
MOST CHRISTIANS ARE LIVING IN THE OUTER COURT! (The outer court is symbolic of our flesh! It is where the animal sacrifices were made on the Altar of Sacrifice.)
YES, WE NEED TO TALK MORE ABOUT THIS, AND WE WILL. THIS IS PRAYER SCHOOL. THANK YOU FOR COMING.