Tuesday, 7 September 2010

PRAYING WITH HEARTS OF A FAITH OF SUBSTANCE

Prayer is communication and an appointment with God, the risen King Jesus, the Messiah, and the Holy One of Israel. Hallelujah!!!! What a wonder it is that you and I can approach the throne of God and converse with Him. We can approach His altar and sit at His feet and relax and talk to Him, the beautiful thing is that He talks back to us. He is not a statue or some water in a bottle, He is alive and He reigns He is King. You and I can only experience God’s presence and Him in His presence if we have a faith of a substance. Hebrews 11:1. Faith is therefore the hope of things unseen. The Amplified version says: NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].

The Bible declares that faith is the confirmation, THE TITLE DEED, meaning we have an entitlement, ownership to our faith. The dictionary defines a title deed as follows: title deed 

–noun

a deed or document containing or constituting evidence of ownership.

Now what am I saying; without faith we can never receive from God, we can never see God, we can never meet God we can never know God nor understand how He operates. That is why so many times when we are in prayer people are looking at other people wondering why they are worshipping the way they do. My dear brothers and sisters, how can they not worship God with their very best, with the faith of substance when they have seen Him? When they have met up with Him? When their faith has led them into a place where God dwells? I mean in the Holy of holies, the presence of the most High, they have entered a place where they want to dwell forever.

The psalmist David understood this. Psalm 23, he says therefore I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. The preceding verses he describes how he shall not want, there is no lack in the presence of God, there is peace beside the still waters, there is restoration of the soul, there is protection, guidance, comfort, being spoiled and treated well with love, a table is prepared for you, mercy and goodness follow you so is the unfailing love. That’s why the man after God’s own heart decided that the house of the Lord (God’s presence) will be his dwelling place forever.

But only when we have faith of a substance and we pray with a faith that moves the heart of God and moves Him from His throne to descend unto us, to invite us into His presence only then can we please God. The Bible says no man can please God without faith. Hebrews 11:6 (But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out]).It is this faith that today we are who we are because Abraham believed. Read the whole chapter of Hebrews 11. I pray that we all are elevated to a place where our faith is affirmed, a place where we shall worship the Lord with our very best understanding that He wants us to forever dwell in His presence every microsecond of our lives. May we all arise for the glory of God is upon us and only by faith will we see God. May we stand like Abraham, David, Abel, Moses and others stood and believed.

MAY HE CAUSE HIS FACE TO SHINE UPON YOU ALL, AND MAY YOU AL BE FILLED WITH HIS PRESENCE AS YOU PRAY WITH AN UNSHAKABLE FAITH BELIEVING IN HIM WHO HAS PROMISED AND MAY YOU DWELL IN HIS PRESENCE.

BE BLESSED AND BE HIGHLY FAVOURED!!!!

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