Wednesday, December 7, 2016

"KNEE-MAIL"..... ENERGIZING PRAYER STARTS WITH HUMILITY

(JESUS)... in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears to Him who was able to save Him from death, and was heard because of His godly fear. (Hebrews 5:7)
Now think about this for a second - the Ancient of Days, Whose goings are from long ago (Micah 5:2), is offering up prayers and supplications. The Oxford Dictionary defines Supplication as "the action of asking or begging for something earnestly or humbly".

Now, double down on this - Jesus Christ - Yahweh, Who actually created all the Heavens and the Earth and everything on them, is pleading with humility to the Second Person of the Holy Trinity - our Father Who art in Heaven. File this at the top of the Holy Stack.

Then the very Savior of the World, Who gave up His very Throne in Heaven to come down and live as a mere man. The very Savior Who speaks and the winds obey. The very Savior Who commands a fig tree to wither and it shrinks from His presence. This very God, the Great I am, is crying literal tears and crying out loud. The vehement prayers and pleadings indicate a passion and intensity which we can come close to replicating.....if we pray to the Father, as the Son showed us here!

Jesus not only showed us WHAT and HOW we should pray in the Lord's Prayer. In Hebrews 5:7 (above), He gave us the example of the proper attitude for the man, woman and child of God with which we should approach our kind, gracious, wonderful heavenly Father. This attitude of humility is more than significant, it is the very essence of our foundational understanding of just Who God is.

Therefore, here is the kicker. We know, from the testimony and teachings of the Holy Spirit, God is pure, sinless and self-existent. He was always God. Before Abraham was, "I Am". There was never a time in eternity past, when Father and Son - Elohim and Yahweh - never existed. YET JESUS HIMSELF, CO-EQUAL WITH THE FATHER, HAD GODLY FEAR!!


It says so in the God-breathed inspired verse above. The Prayers of Yahweh, called Yeshua (Jesus) in the Hebrew language since He saves His people from their sins, feared God! How could God fear God? This is an obvious truth. Remember just who Jesus was when He was praying, pleading and passionately calling out to His Father as recorded here. He was God Who became mortal. He did not release His Diety in becoming such a mortal. He just chose to set it aside for 33 years. However, He did know Who He was!

He was also wise! The Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom! Solomon, whom God called the wisest man on earth, never had a fraction of the wisdom of Jesus. For most of his life, Solomon disrespected and dishonored God until he returned to his senses in the Book of Ecclesiastes.  Jesus never was like that because He, the God/Man, knew the fearsome, awesome Power of the Father Whose Glory will not be denied. He knew it FOREVER! So the Creator himself, respected and showed the proper reverence in prayer.

Here is also what this great verse tells us: Christ was heard because of His godly fear! Because He pleaded and cried out to the Father in all humility with reverence, respect, honor and humility - Jesus' prayers were heard....and so can ours.

They can be heard because the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead on Resurrection morning, lives in us. The same Holy Spirit Who is given to EVERY believer from every part of this world, at the point of conversion to a born-again believer in Jesus Christ, has the same power to release power prayers like Jesus did throughout His entire time here on the earth, 2000 years ago.

All we have to do release that power in prayer and energize our prayer lives, is to follow His pattern. It could not be any more clear. For our "knee-mail" to be read in Heaven, after we click SEND- we MUST have the same and proper FEAR of the LORD which comes from a spirit of humility and which will them configure our thinking and attitudes into the mindset we need. It is this mindset which reaches the Throne Room, in Jesus' Name. It is this mindset which will then cause our prayer offering to rise up like a bowl of fragrant incense before our Father, Who art in Heaven. Amen
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