Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Forget IT

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

22 comments:

Remi, United Kingdom said...

Firrrst... Hmmm food for thought... sometimes we beat ourselves up so much that we are blinded to the fact that the moment we confessed and repented. with sincerity, God forgave us and standing right there in front of us waiting, with outstretched arms... Lord help us forgive ourselves the way you forgive us our tresspasses...
Thanks for sharing... Have an awesome day...

Rita said...

This post is so powerful...causes me to just stop in my tracks and reflect...I was moved by the words "We have a guilt complex..." so true...

Keep them coming...

Dee! said...

You know what? You have said it all! As children of the most high God, we are Princes and Princesses of His Great Kingdom! I can not and will not beg for what is rightfully mine!

Thanks for sharing this very inspirational piece!

Stay blessed!

Jaycee said...

Oh Lord. I loved reading this...

Thank you so much for reminding me that when I go into the presence of God I do not need to talk myself out of faith into condemnation! He has blotted out my transgressions for His own sake! Geez, for His own sake...meaning He doesn't even want to be reminded!!! LOLLLL. When will we ever get this?

I loved reading every bit of this...

simeoneomobaba said...

@ remi
Amen, amen and amen o..thank you so much..

@rita
I'm glad it caused you to reflect, i'm happy you were blessed..thanks so much..

@dee
you are so very welcome, thanks alot. remain blessed too

@jaycee
I'm really glad you loved this...
and that question "when will we ever get this" is something to think about. thanks as always dear

aloted said...

preach it pastor simeon!!!

"there is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus"

thanks for the reminder!!!!

Desy said...

beautifully written and has pushed my mind into 'thinking things over' mode...

NewLife said...

I am pumped up by this message. A round of applause to Simeon!!!! Thank you

Kafo said...

hmmmm
i'm thinking

this is deep
hmmmm

geisha said...

i've heard the message behind this before and it is so powerful!
and yet i find myself unable to completely 'forget it'...


geisha.song.

rayo said...

we really oughta stop clogging the airways wit our incessant pleadings on d same issues. yep. now if only i cld remember that next tym i come b4 him

simeoneomobaba said...

aloted..thanks so much for adding that part,,,iron sharpens iron...

desy..i'm glad u luvd it..and pleeeeeease..think things over well and make the right decisions u need to make.

@newlife..glad u are pumped up..recieve the grace to continually be pumped up..

kafo...hmm, good thinks will be birthed in you as a result of your thinking,,in jesus name, amen,,

geisha..as humans its just part of our nature to not wanna forget, but its something we can unlearn..recieve grace..

rayo darling..you are really on point with that..like i said to geisha..its something we unlearn gradually..peace

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

Lord have mercy... this truly is powerful post. The devil will no longer continue to fool us to continue condeming ourselves in the eyes of the Lord.

Buttercup said...

wow..i never thought about it this way..

thanx for pointin this out..may God truly bless u!

Mz. Dee said...

Like remi said.. Food for thought mehn.

Loved it.

simeoneomobaba said...

life of a stranger called me..i say a big amen to that.

@ buttercup..thanks alot..amen to your prayer.

mz dee..glad you loved it and that it made you think...peace

Reverence said...

great stuff...bumber 17??? haba!

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simeone said...

reverence ..should i join you in saying haba..? ..really appreciate your comin..

@believer..thanks thanks thanks...

@abujamaiden..funny enough , you are not welcome..lol

@solomonsydelle.. thanks so much for coming..glad u enjoyed it..

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