Part 3: Prayer Components
people place different kinds of prayer in different catagories.
Some like to break topics up to a fine powder. Personally, I like
to boil everything down to basic components and therefore these are my
is basically making requests or asking. The Bible says that we
have not because we ask not. The way my Dad used to put it was:
If you don't ask, the answer is always "No". God's answer when it
comes to requesting to enter into any promise, contract, agreement,
covenant, or relationship offered in the Bible is always "Yes" and
Jesus left us some guidelines for personal prayer using the negative
example of the religious folk of the day, who just wanted everyone else
to know how religious they were by loudly praying in public places.
Confession (2 types)
Confession or recitation of what God has promised or said as verbally
signing a contract, agreement, covenant, or relationship.
2. Confession of any sin (or breach) and acknowledgment that we missed
the mark and are repentant for breaching any contract, agreement,
covenant, or relationship.
This kind of prayer also goes by several other names such as
consecration, sanctification and others which all denote some type of a
Praise and Thanksgiving
Praise and thanksgiving is HOW to use the shield of faith (good faith)
and how to "stand" in faith (good faith) - from the signing of a
contract, agreement, covenant, or relationship to its fulfilment.
Worship and Fellowship
Worship and every day fellowship is really just establishing,
maintaining and developing positive relationships. The word
"fellowship" simply denotes being with and spending quality time with
When God and I fellowship, we just talk,
because Father God is my Daddy and Jesus is my big brother. But God is
also my God and Jesus is also my King and High Priest, therefore I also
honor and respect their office as well. The word "worship" refers
primarily to this showing of respect and giving honor and credit to
whom honor and credit is due.
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| When I say credit, I'm using it in a broad sense. But the fact is that Jesus wants you to give Him more credit.
In my dream, when His own staff so rudely awoke Him in the midst of the
storm, screaming "Don't you even CARE that we are all about to drown?"
His angry response was to point at the sky and with the words "SHUT UP"
- blasted away the entire low pressure zone and every cloud in the sky,
BLAM, then point at the sea and with the words "BE STILL" -
instantaneously froze the surface of the lake in every direction,
WOOSH, and then point at Peter and the rest of His now cowering staff
with the words, "WHY ARE YOU SO INCREDULOUS?!"
Let's break it down. "In" means no or not; "ous" denotes the act
of something; and "cred" refers to, yes you guessed it, credit.
Jesus, yelled, "HEY! How about a little CREDIT here?" "How about
giving me at least enough CREDIT to keep you from drowning?"
Jesus wants you to give him credit. How would you feel if you
wanted to purchase a home and the lender told you, "We normally ask for
the borrower to pay 20% up front. But since we don't trust you to
keep your word, we are going to require you to pay 80% before we give
you credit for the other 20%.
Man, not only would that make it difficult to purchase the home, but its also insulting!
They just called you a liar and questioned your integrity because
they doubted your ability to service the mortgage, and are close to
unbelief when it comes to you keeping your word.
Well this is exactly what most of mankind does to God (Father God,
Jesus and/or the Holy Spirit). We refuse to give Him any
credit. We require Him to pay up front - not 20%, not 30%, not
50%, 75% or even 80%, but most of mankind requires Him to put up 100%
in advance - before we will give Him any credit. But then -
that's not giving Him any credit at all!
For example, The Bible plainly says, By HIS (Jesus') stripes (bruises,
whelps and torn flesh), YOU are healed. This is a promise and a
legally binding, good faith offer made by God to you. One that
becomes a legally binding, good faith contract, covenant or agreement
upon you becoming party to it by signing the contract, which forms a
new good faith relationship between God and you, which needs to be
developed and maintained.
Now if you simply take God, (Father God, Jesus and/or the Holy Spirit),
at His word, that based upon this contract, healing already belongs to
you, then you have given Him and His Word full credit. But if you
have disbelief or even doubts concerning this offer, and require Jesus
to completely heal you, up front, before you will trust His Word, then
you are not giving Him or His Word any credit.
The relationship that God seeks with man is one in which both parties
can freely give each other and each other's word -- full credit.
Intercession is simply an intervention to reconcile two or more other
parties. As the key to the plan of Salvation, Jesus intervened,
as intercessor, to reconcile the breach of contracts between God and
mankind. Using the analogy of Ezekiel 22:30, Jesus (God) came as
a (human) man to stand in the gap (or breach), on behalf of mankind, to
reconcile the (contractual) relationships between God and mankind.
Ezekiel 22:30 (TGV) To regain possession of the land I searched for a
man among its inhabitants that would rebuild the wall, and repair the
breaches for me; so I would not be forced to give up the land and
demolish the rest of the wall, but I found none.
Just as an aside, the above speaks of a wall, hedge or other enclosure,
which refers to the voluntary but legal commitment, which incapsulates
the contract and self-binds all parties thereof. So the wall is
the agreed to contract; and God's desire is to make every effort, no
matter the cost, to reconcile and repair the breach of contract, so
that the contract will not have to be scrapped or dissolved. In
this case the analogy refers to repairing the contract deed for the
land. Failure to repair this breach would forfit the land. Stand
in the gap is really not the best translation for this scripture and
should read repair the breach.
The intercession that we are talking about here could range from
intervening between members of your own family to the reconciling of
conflicts between nations around the world depending on the extent of
your spiritual authority. TGM
The 4E's - The Easy Way To Pray For Others
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