Extracted from the book written by Rev. Olusola Areogun titled ” PRAYER BREAKTHROUGHS.”
“Blessed is the man whom you choose, and cause to approach you.”
There is nothing that gladdens the heart of God more than to see His sons that He redeemed with such price to take their place before Him as his sons, recognizing His Fatherhood and thus make their requests. A father’s chief joy seems most when his children come before him with the freedom of loved ones and with confidence, approach him as their father and ask things they need of him, he is only too glad to give them because by so doing, they portray him as a good and loving father.
1 John 4:18
“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”
When you trust in the love of God on your behalf, love Him in return and approach Him with the confidence of a son, this glorifies Him, but when you come as a beggar, you dishonour him. The blood of Jesus makes you worthy, and that blood is there speaking better things concerning you. The Pharisees had a proud approach, boasting in their self-righteousness and good works, but a bold approach is to recognize that God is the One who justifies the ungodly, and it is not of works lest any man should boast.
Hebrews 4:16, Hebrews 10:18-21 and 1 John 3:19-21 are scriptures that should rejoice the heart of any man. Hear the Living Bible Translation of Hebrews 10:18-22
“Now, when sins have once been forever forgiven and FORGOTTEN, there is no need to offer more sacrifices to get rid of them. And so, dear brothers, now we may walk right into the very Holy of Holies, where God is, because of the blood of Jesus. This is the fresh, new, life-giving way that Christ has opened up for us by tearing the curtain of his human body to let us into the holy presence of God. And since this great High Priest of ours rules over God’s household, let us go right into God himself, with true hearts fully trusting him to receive us because we have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean and because our bodies have been washed with pure water.”
Glory! That causes my heart to turn over in awe and wonder! Ephesians 3:2 (Williams Translation) is one I really love. Hear it.
“By union with Him and through faith in him, we have a free and confidential introduction to God.”
A confidential introduction to God! A sponsorship. Our High Priest is there for us. How does it sound to you? Your approach to God determines what you will be able to ask for. Some people think God will feel they are becoming too burdensome to ask him for certain things. On the contrary, you are to ask for all and everything you need.
“Thus says the LORD, the holy one of Israel, and his maker, ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands, you command ME.”
What privilege in prayer if only we grab it? There are unlimited possibilities in that single verse. It contains amazing possibilities in prayer.
You are God’s special INVITEE; you are his own guest. He invites you to his unlimited presence. No one is more wanted or better welcome than you into His presence. Take a look at the passage below from
“So that you with all God’s people MAY BE STRONG ENOUGH to grasp the IDEA of the breadth and length and height and depth, yes, to come at last to know the love of Christ, although it far surpasses human understanding, so that you may be filled with the perfect fullness of God!”
I pray to God that your spirit man will be strong enough to grasp the idea of your reception at His throne. The throne of love. The throne of unmerited favour. The throne of mercy.
Hebrews 4:16 makes it clear that God is waiting for his children in the place of mercy and not the place of judgment. This should give you the confidence to approach him even when you mistakenly do wrong, don’t run from Him. He is waiting to show you mercy.
Let me show you more light on this.
Exodus 25:20 -22
“And the cherubim shall stretch out their wings above, covering THE MERCY SEAT with their wings, and they shall face one another; the faces of the cherubim shall be toward the mercy seat. You shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark, and in the ark, you shall put the Testimony that I will give you. AND THERE I WILL MEET WITH YOU, AND I WILL SPEAK WITH YOU FROM ABOVE THE MERCY SEAT, from between the two cherubim which are on the ark of the Testimony, about everything which I will give you in commandment to the children of Israel.”
“For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. MERCY TRIUMPHS OVER JUDGEMENT”
“Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage? HE DOES NOT RETAIN HIS ANGER FOREVER BECAUSE HE DELIGHTS IN MERCY”
But when Jesus heard that, He said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. But go and learn what this means. ‘I DESIRE MERCY AND NOT SACRIFICE. For I did not come to call the righteous but sinners, to repentance.”
These scriptures ring loud and clear with a message
GOD WILL RATHER SHOW MERCY TO MAN THAN JUDGE MAN!
God is more willing to be merciful than He is to judge. David said if God marks iniquity, no one can stand, but the mercy of God provides forgiveness for the repentant ones.
Listen, I know that Christians are more eager to judge an erring brother than we are to show mercy to one, but I have news that God is rather willing to forgive such people.
When people have missed it, they ought not to run from God but to run to Him. There is mercy for you there if you are His. God is waiting for unbelievers on the throne of judgment, but for His child, He is waiting at the place of mercy.
Anytime you go into His presence, remember, as far as you are concerned, there is mercy waiting for you that makes you go in with confidence and boldness like a beloved son. That is what you are if you are born-again.
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