Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need (Heb 4:16).
One of the first things that Abba tries to take from our head to our hearts is the reality of who we are IN Him! As we all know how flawed we are this can be an intense paradigm shift but there actually is a rational, logical reason we can boldly enter in and speak with Him!
It’s called Yeshua’s sacrificial blood offering for our INTENTIONAL sins! If you carefully look into the T’nak (Old Testament) you won’t find any sacrifices for deliberate breaking of the torah; accidental yes; intentional no! At the witness of two or three the offender died (Deut. 19:15)!
Back in the day only the Cohen Hagadol (High Priest) was able to enter the Holy of Holies . Once a year and he was given specific instructions and warned he would die if he did not follow them to a tee!!! (DofA 1 & 2)
Because any sin in any amount stinks to our King! Just like the priests in the medieval ages used copious amounts of incense to cover the parishioner’s stench; so too does the sacrificial sweet smells only cover the odor! Lift the robes and the smell rises! In other words; all the sacrifices they did only covered the odors of being a human in this fallen world; they had no hope of REMOVING the smell from us!
Yeshua (Jesus) on the other hand is another matter entirely! His blood has and does clean us perfectly leaving no residual odor of uncleanness! It is an amazing thing to grasp that YHVH (God) is able to see us through Yeshua’s (Jesus’) perfection! It is His guiltless blood offering and subsequent punishment in Sheol (hell) that enables this legal process!
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up (Jas 4:10)
We often have a mistaken image of true humility! We tend to think of the poor pious widow’s mite! While that is an incredible clue into how YHVH thinks, it is not true humility! True humility works something like this:
I am ShelleyRay! There is no one like me! My arrival on this planet at this time and in this place was a planned event. No one else can do what I was designed to do! I don’t have the entire pie, but no one else can complete the piece I was destined to have in this life! I am not perfect but I am learning with His guidance! I don’t have to compete with anyone but myself! Every day I will strive to be better than I was the day before! I will accomplish this through Yeshua/Jesus who strengthens me and enables me to soar on great heights!
The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge (defense / high tower) in times of trouble (Psa 9:9)
If we understood exactly how true this verse is fear would tremble at the thought of Him in us! The enemy keeps us down because it makes it hard to complete “…greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.”
So a friend sent me think like and asked for my thoughts on it! So ok here it is!–>>
My reasons for it are summed up in this small recording of Lance Wallnue!
I’m not gonna add any links or slander this prayer because in reality it is a great template and I don’t like Lashon Hara/evil speech/gossip! Here’s the original and my rewrite of John Paul Jackson’s declarative prayer will be at the end!
Prayer of Deliverance:
Gracious Heavenly Father, in Jesus Christ’s name, I approach Your throne of grace and ask for your help in my time of need. (Confess here to any known sin or open door that might have led to your situation, and ask for forgiveness and renounce it, or if you are standing but are under satanic attack, state the attack). Protect me and deliver me, Lord, from every evil spirit and evil influence afflicting my life. I humbly ask and seek your presence, and pray for the wisdom and power of your Holy Spirit, and the presence of your holy angels to help in this matter. Illuminate my mind with the truth of my situation, and teach me to war against this evil intrusion, Lord, and lead me into the victory of your precious Son, Christ Jesus, Whose blood was shed for me, over 2000 years ago, to deliver and set me free from the power of sin, Satan and his kingdom of darkness.
I plead the blood of Jesus Christ on my life right now, for I am redeemed, justified, cleansed and sanctified by the shed blood of Jesus Christ. I place my trust wholly in You Lord, in your grace and love. It is You, Lord, Who always causes us to triumph in Christ Jesus (2 Cor. 2:14), for your Word says, “you are able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.” (Eph. 3:20). I choose to stand on your Truth in faith Lord, strengthen me where I am weak and let my lips praise you all the days of my life. I confess and believe, Heavenly Father, that all of Your promises in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. Thank you and Amen.
Here’s my rewrite of J.P.Jackson which can be found in its entirety here.