Here is a challenge to Israel (do well to insert your name) .It is also a challenge to the church. For if God kept His covenant with them, He will keep His covenant with us.
The believer has covenant rights in prayer as well as other covenant rights.
Yet it seems there is one outstanding problem that defeats believers in their prayer life. When we come to God, we have a feeling of inferiority, a sense of sin-consciousness; because we know we have failed. We have a guilt complex.
Some begin their prayers with, “I’m so weak and unworthy,” and then harp on their weaknesses and unworthiness throughout the prayer. Picture this, you are in this relationship, you did something wrong to your spouse and then apologize, then he/she says it’s okay, forget it...How do you think he/she will feel if you keep sending text messages and apologizing every time you meet? We all know that is another trouble.
And when they come into the presence of God telling Him that, they talk themselves out of faith and into condemnation. They don’t know whether God hears them or not. All they do is beg for crumbs. (when I nor be house-boy)…..
But look at what God said: “I, yes, I alone am he that blots out your sins for my own sake, and will never think of them again” (Isa 43: 25).
Why did He say He would blot out our transgressions? For His own sake –'cos He couldn’t have blessed us without it and still can't
When we know that he blotted out our sin, that He even remember that we did anything wrong, we can come to Him with confidence. We can come with faith. We lose sin-consciousness and replace it with son-consciousness.
We don’t have to sit on a curbstone out in-front of our mansion, begging for favors. We can come in boldly through the front door and enter the throne room to fellowship with God.
We are sons and daughters of God. Don’t you get it..? We are joint-heirs with Jesus Christ. We are covenant people. We have a legal right – a gospel right, a son right, a family right - to enter the throne room.
When Jesus went into the presence of the father, He didn’t go in with just His head, leaving His little finger outside saying, “Oh, I’m embarrassed.” No!
We are the Body of Christ. That means the Body can go into the presence of God the father with the same confidence and assurance that the Head can. Boldly!
"some parts are from "the art of prayer" by kenneth hagin