Jesus Christ the Fiery Serpent

Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent's root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent.

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REPENTANCE UNTO LIFE

Charles Spurgeon

Tue. Jan.27,2015- "Precious Repentance"

And there shall ye remember your ways, and all your doings, wherein ye have been defiled; and ye shall loathe yourselves in your own sight for all your evils that ye have committed. (Ezekiel 20:43)
When we are accepted of the Lord and are standing in the place of favor, and peace, and safety, then we are led to repent of all our failures and miscarriages toward our gracious God. So precious is repentance that we may call it a diamond of the first water, and this is sweetly promised to the people of God as one most sanctifying result of salvation. He who accepts repentance also gives repentance; and He gives it not out of "the bitter box" but from among those "wafers made with honey" on which He feeds His people. A sense of blood-bought pardon and of undeserved mercy is the best means of dissolving a heart of stone. Are we feeling hard? Let us think of covenant love, and then we shall leave sin, lament sin, and loathe sin; yea, we shall loathe ourselves for sinning against such infinite love. Let us come to God with this promise of penitence and ask Him to help us to remember, and repent, and regret, and re-turn. Oh, that we could enjoy the meltings of holy sorrow! What a relief would a flood of tears be! Lord, smite the rock, or speak to the rock, and cause the waters to flow!

Romans {10:17} So then faith [cometh] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Acts{11:18} When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.

In 1 John 3:2-3, it seems that we can purify ourselves (do good works unto Salvation). Is this true? Beloved, True Believers, cleanse, to make clean, repentance, maintain Scripture References: 1 Cor 15:42-58 2 Pet 3:18 1 Jn 3:1-24

( Only after God's work of salvation in us, and our spitural self's are saved can our spirit call upon our still sinful Flesh to do the work of repenting of the sins of the flesh. Asking Repent and be Baptised, showing God's work in us. God's work is to give us Faith and without faith we can not repent.)

I Corinthians{15:50} Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.


Key of David
The Key of David
    

Psalm 38  Psalm 51  Psalm 119

Revelations 3:7 He that has the Key of David is Jesus Christ.It is he (Jesus Christ) that openeth and no man shutteth and shutteth and no man open it. Jesus Christ shall be reigning in the tabernacle of the house of David. And only through him can you enter into the Kingdom of God, for He has the key to the tabernacle of the house of David. If he opens the Door ( I am the door) to you you shall reign with him on the Throne of David. The Church of Philadelphia is a believe church, so Jesus Christ brings the Key of David to them.

  Isaiah9:7 Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of Jehovah of hosts will perform this.

  What is the key of David? In Revelation 3:7, Jesus said to the church at Philadelphia that He had the key of David. In Revelation 22:16, Jesus sent his angel to testify to the church that He is the root (root is the first part of a plant)and offspring of David. In Acts 13:22, we find that David was a man after God's own heart. WHY did God call David a man after His own heart? WHY did Jesus testify to the church of Philadelphia that He has the key of David? WHY did Jesus send His angel to the churches to testify that He is the root and offspring of David? WHY does God identify Himself with David and WHY does Jesus identify Himself with David? The answer is the Key of David!!! . The key of David is found in Psalm 119. The reason why David was called a man after God's own heart and the reason why Jesus has the key of David is David LOVED God's Torah. The Key of David is the Torah!! ( God's Word The BIBLE )Let us examine this truth.

In Revelation chapters 2 and 3, letters are written to seven churches in Asia Minor. Of the" "seven churches, the church with the highest praise from God is the church in Philadelphia. The church of Philadelphia can be viewed as the model church among the seven churches in the book of Revelation. Jesus tells this church that He has the key of David. In Revelation 3:7 it is written:

"And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: These things saith He that is holy, He that is true, He that has the key of David, He that openeth and no man shutteth, and shutteth and no man openeth."

A key is critical in opening and closing a door. If Jesus has a key to a door, it MUST be important. In addition, there MUST also be an importance concerning WHAT key that Jesus is holding. In Revelation 3:7, Jesus tells us that the name of this key points to David. Therefore, we must begin to question why Jesus is highlighting and emphasizing David.

"Because the Bible is the Word of God, the last book in the Bible must be important in" "revealing the complete plan of God. Indeed it is! The book of Revelation is the Revelation of Jesus Christ which God gave to show His servants of things to come (Revelation 1:1). If the last book of the Bible is important, then the last chapter in the Bible must be important also. If the last chapter of the last book of the Bible is important then the last few verses must be important. The last few verses of the book of Revelation speak of the desire for the second coming of Jesus and the desire that the Bride of Christ would be married unto Him. In Revelation 22:16, Jesus speaks His final words to the churches as it is written:"

"I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root" "and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning Star."

  The churches are already believers that Jesus is Messiah. So, Jesus couldn't be reminding the churches through His angels that He is the Messiah. So, why did Jesus send His angel to testify to the CHURCHES and NOT to the unbelievers that HE is the root and offspring of DAVID? Once again, Jesus wants His CHURCH to identify with David when they identify with Jesus. Why?"

   David in Hebrew means, "Beloved." It is the Strong's word 1732. Beloved is a term for God's Bride. The Song of Solomon is a poetic song between God and His Bride. In Song of Solomon 6:3 it is written: ( Jesus is also Beloved Matt.hew 3:17 )

" I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine ... "

  Therefore, David is a type of God's Bride. Consequently, the Bride of Christ MUST identify with David even as Jesus tells us that He has the key of David and is the root and offspring of David.

  The next verse in the book of Revelation following the words of Jesus that He sent His angel "to testify to His churches that He is the root and offspring of David is Revelation 22:17 as it is written:

"And the Spirit and the bride say, Come ..."

   Therefore, it seems that the testifying to the CHURCHES that Jesus is the root and offspring of David is associated with the marriage of God's Bride. Could this be so? I believe that it is.

  Keeping the Torah of God has a role to play in reaching spiritual maturity. We know from the words of Jesus that those who keep the commandments (Torah) of God and teach others to do so will be great in the Kingdom of Heaven but those who break the commandments (Torah) of God and teach others to do so will be least in the Kingdom of Heaven. In Matthew 5:19 it is written:

"Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven."

   Therefore, Jesus is testifying to the churches through His angel that He is the root and offspring of David because God's Bride will be a people after God's own heart and will love the Torah of God just like David. David in Hebrew means "Beloved" and "Beloved" is a term for God's Bride.

CDavid was a man after God's own heart. In Acts 13:22 it is written:

"And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfill all my will."

   Why was David a man after God's own heart? The answer is found in Psalm 119. The reason that David was a man after God's own heart is because David LOVED God's Torah! Let us examine Psalm 119 to understand this truth.

  Psalm 119 was written by David. Psalm 119 consists of 176 verses. There are 22 letters in the" "Hebrew alphabet. Psalm 119 is a poetic psalm which goes through the entire Hebrew alphabet in units of eight verses each. Twenty-two times eight =176."

   The Hebrew alphabet begins with the letter, Aleph, and ends with the letter, Tav . In" "Revelation 22:13, Jesus spoke these words as it is written:"

"I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last."

   The Alpha and the Omega are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. The way that" "this would be said in Hebrew is "I am the Aleph and theTav."

  In Genesis 1:1 it is written:

"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."

  If you examine this verse in Hebrew, you will find that the fourth Hebrew word is "Aleph, Tav."

Therefore, in Hebrew, Genesis 1:1 reads:"

"In the beginning (Bereishit), God (Elohim) created (bara), (Aleph, Tav) ..."

  From this we can understand that Jesus is indeed the Aleph and the Tav, the beginning and" "the end."

   In each verse in Psalm 119, David praises God for His Torah. Since Jesus is the Aleph and the Tav, the beginning and the end, then the entire Psalm 119 is written about Jesus. From this we can understand that Jesus is the Living Torah!!"

There are three main things highlighted in Psalm 119. They are as follows:

  1. 1. The Hebrew Language"
  2. 2. The Torah of God"
  3. 3. The Number Eight"

   In Psalm 119, the Hebrew language is being highlighted because Psalm 119 goes through the entire Hebrew alphabet letter by letter. The Torah of God is being highlighted because in each verse in Psalm 119 David praises God for His Torah. The number eight is highlighted because Psalm 119 goes through the entire Hebrew alphabet in units of eight verses each.

  Each verse in Psalm 119:1-8, begins with the first letter in the Hebrew language, the Aleph. Each verse in Psalm 119:9-16, begins with the second letter in the Hebrew language, the Beth. Each verse in Psalm 119:17-24 begins with the third letter in the Hebrew language, the Gimel. This pattern is repeated for the entire Hebrew alphabet to the end of Psalm 119. Therefore, Psalm 119 highlights the Hebrew language, the Torah and the number eight.

  Why is the number eight being highlighted in Psalm 119? Seven is God's number for perfection and completion. The seven days of creation represent 7,000 years of time. In Psalm 90:4 it is written:

"For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night."

   In 2 Peter 3:8 is it written:

"But, beloved, (a term for God's Bride) be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day."

   Therefore, the seven days of creation are a spiritual picture of seven thousand years of time. The seventh day of creation, the Sabbath, is a spiritual picture of the 1,000-year Messianic Age.

   In Leviticus 23, God gave His people seven festivals. They are Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, Pentecost, Trumpets, Atonement and Tabernacles. Once again, seven is the Biblical number for perfection and completion. These seven festivals are important because they reveal the prophetic plan of God. The first four festivals give insight about the first coming of Jesus. The last three festivals give insight about the second coming of Jesus. All of these festivals teach about our personal relationship with God.

  The seventh festival is Tabernacles. The feast of Tabernacles is to be celebrated for seven days. In Leviticus 23:33-34 it is written:

"And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the Lord."

   The Feast of Tabernacles is not only the seventh festival but it happens on the seven month and it is to be celebrated for seven days. In this, God is highlighting the Feast of Tabernacles and the number seven. The Feast of Tabernacles is prophetic of the 1,000 year Messianic Age. The end of the l,000 year Messianic Age ends the prophetic picture of the seven days of creation and the seventh of the seven festivals. Therefore, at the conclusion of the l,000 year Messianic Age, God's prophetic plan for mankind will be completed and we will enter eternity.

   The number eight in the Bible is the number of new beginnings. At the conclusion of the 1,000-year Messianic Age, God will create a new heaven and a new earth. This is mentioned in Revelation 21:1-3. Therefore, the number eight represents new beginnings, the time beyond time or eternity.

   God gave a prophetic blueprint of eternity when He gave instruction concerning the celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles. In Leviticus 23:33-34, 36 it is written:

"And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the Lord. Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord: on the eighth day shall be a holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord: it is a solemn assembly..."

   The Feast of Tabernacles is a seven-day festival unto God. It is celebrated on the Jewish Calendar on Tishrei 15-21. The eighth day, Tishrei 22, is known in Hebrew as "Shemini Atzeret" which means, "The eighth conclusion". The day following "Shemini Atzeret" is Tishrei 23 which is known in Hebrew as "Simchat Torah" which means, "The rejoicing in the Torah."

   Therefore, after the completion of time as represented by the Feast of Tabernacles, which is the seventh festival, the seventh month and celebrated for seven days and is a spiritual picture of the l,000 year Messianic Age, we have "Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah" which represents eternity.

   Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah are celebrated jointly with each other and is seen by the Jewish people as one day even though it extends over two physical calendar days. Therefore, the eighth day which God attached to the seven days of the Feast of Tabernacles was done by God to represent the time following the conclusion of the Feast of Tabernacles or eternity. Because Shemini Atzeret (the eighth conclusion) is associated with Simchat Torah (the rejoicing in the Torah) and this represents eternity, we can understand that during eternity, all believers who will be in heaven will be rejoicing over the Torah of God. Therefore, the number eight represents the new heavens and the new earth (Revelation 21:1-3) and eternity.

   Eternity is highlighted in God's Biblical festivals by the eighth day following the seven days of the Feast of Tabernacles, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah. Simchat Torah is known in Hebrew as the "Rejoicing in the Torah.

   Therefore, the number eight in Psalm 119 is highlighting eternity. Eternity is foreshadowed by all believers who will be in heaven and rejoicing in the Torah of God even as David rejoiced and praised the Torah of God in each verse of Psalm 119.

  In conclusion, what is the key of David and why did God call David a man after God's own heart? The Key of David is the Torah. Because David loved God's Torah, God called David a man after His own heart. David in Hebrew means, "Beloved." Beloved is a term for God's Bride. Therefore, the Bride of Christ shall be the "beloved" of God because she will be like David and love God's Torah.

   In the book of Revelation, Jesus testified to the churches that He has the Key of David and He is the root and offspring of David. By doing so, Jesus wanted His Church to identify with David when they identified with Jesus. When Jesus lived on the earth, He was a Torah-Observant Jew. When Jesus associated Himself with David, He was identifying Himself with the Torah and the role of the Bride to rule and reign on the earth as kings and priests with Him during the Messianic Age and then for all eternity.

   In Psalm 119, God highlights the Hebrew language, the Torah and the number eight. Hebrew is the spiritual language given by God to His people. The number eight in the Bible represents new beginnings as well as eternity. In Psalm 119, the Torah is highlighted along with the number eight because God wanted to communicate a spiritual message to His people through the Holy Spirit that God's Torah is eternal. God's Torah will be kept by His people for all eternity when God creates the new heavens and the new earth. David was a man after God's own heart because David loved God's Torah. The Key of David is the Torah. The Key of David is written on the heart of God's Bride.

Why Circumised on the Eight Day. Eight = eternity, Their are Seven days in earthly existance, the eight day equals eternity. Flesh and blood can not enter into the Kingdom of God. So the people of God were circumised to remove the flesh from the organ that produced the seed of the covenant, to show they were to enter the Kindom of God when they were removed from this earth upon their death. That is why a child of the covenant was circumcise on the eigtht day of its life and not on any other day of the week.

Jesus shall sit on the throne of David

2 Samuel 7:8 Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel: {7:9} And I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee a great name, like unto the name of the great [men] that [are] in the earth. {7:10} Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime, {7:11} And as since the time that I commanded judges [to be] over my people Israel, and have caused thee to rest from all thine enemies. Also the LORD telleth thee that he will make thee an house. {7:12} And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom. {7:13} He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever. {7:14} I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men: {7:15} But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took [it] from Saul, whom I put away before thee. {7:16} And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever


The doctrine of repentance as taught in the Bible is a call to persons to make a radical turn from one way of life to another. The repentance (metanoia) called for throughout the Bible is a summons to a personal, absolute and ultimate unconditional surrender to God as Sovereign. Though it includes sorrow and regret, it is more than that. It is a call to conversion from self-love, self-trust, and self-assertion to obedient trust and self-commitment to God.[2] It is a change of mind that involves a conscious turning away from wrong actions, attitudes and thoughts that conflict with a Godly lifestyle and biblical commands, and an intentional turning toward doing that which the Bible says pleases God. In repenting, one makes a complete change of direction (180° turn) toward God. The words "repent," "repentance," and "repented" are mentioned over 100 times in the Bible.[2] Repentance typically includes an admission of guilt for committing a wrong or for omission of doing the right thing; a promise or resolve not to repeat the offense; an attempt to make restitution for the wrong, or in some way to reverse the harmful effects of the wrong or the omission where possible. Ezekiel 14:6 says, "Thus saith the Lord GOD; Repent, and turn yourselves from your idols; and turn away your faces from all your abominations." When one changes one's mind about sin, a change in behavior will naturally result. For example, those who repented of their sins in the Old Testament often showed outward evidence by tearing down idolatrous statues.[2Kings 11:18] In the New Testament, one of many examples of repentance in the New Testament can be found in the parable of the prodigal son found in Luke 15:11ff. Other instances of repentance included water baptism, restitution, and the burning of occultic possessions.

Christianity

Repentance appears prominently in the Scriptures. See the description of repentance in the Hebrew Bible above for repentance in the Old Testament. In the New Testament, the first command that Jesus gave was to repent.[Matthew 4:17] He thus repeated the message of John the Baptist.[Matthew 3:2] [25] Jesus sent out disciples who "proclaimed that people should repent".[Mark 6:12] In his Pentecost sermon, Peter the Apostle called on people to repent,[Acts 2:38] an appeal he repeated in his sermon at the Beautiful Gate of the Temple: "Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out".[Acts 3:19] Paul the Apostle likewise testified "both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance toward God"[Acts 20:21] and said that "The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent".[Acts 17:30]

The Greek word used for repentance in the New Testament is μετάνοια (metanoia),[26][27] and the Greek verb for "to repent" is μετανοῶ, contracted from μετανο-έω (metano-eo),[28][29] as in Mark's account of the initial preaching of Jesus: "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news."

In English, the prefix meta can indicate "beyond, about", as "meta-economics" or "meta-philosophy" (see meta), inspired by the non-Greek use of the word "metaphysics", which in Greek was just the title of a work of Aristotle, the Metaphysics, so named simply because in the customary ordering of the works of Aristotle it was the book following the Physics; the Greek word thus meant nothing more than "[the book that comes] after [the book entitled] Physics". In Greek, composite words that have μετα- (meta-) as the initial element are most frequently used "of change of place, condition, plan, etc.",[30] as in the English word "metamorphosis".[31] Even in a non-religious context, the Greek word μετάνοια (metanoia), in particular, meant "change of mind or heart, repentance, regret" or, in rhetoric, "afterthought, correction".[32]

 

Calvinism:

In the Calvinist tradition within Protestantism, there is a threefold idea involved in true repentance. The Protestant reformer John Calvin wrote that repentance "may be justly defined to be a true conversion of our life to God, proceeding from a serious fear of God, and consisting in the mortification of the flesh and of the old man, and in the vivification of the Spirit.” He further said that "it will be useful to amplify and explain the definition we have given; in which there are three points to be particularly considered". John Calvin at 53 in an engraving by René Boyvin. In the first place, when we call repentance 'a conversion of the life to God', we require a transformation, not only in the external actions, but in the soul itself; which, after having put off the old nature, should produce the fruits of actions corresponding to its renovation.... In the second place, we represented repentance as proceeding from a serious fear of God. For before the mind of a sinner can be inclined to repentance, it must be excited by the knowledge of the Divine judgment. It remains for us, in the third place, to explain our position, that repentance consists of two parts—the mortification of the flesh and the vivification of the spirit.... Both these branches of repentance effects our participation of Christ. For if we truly partake of his death, our old man is crucified by its power, and the body of sin expires, so that the corruption of our former nature loses all its vigor.... If we are partakers of his resurrection, we are raised by it to a newness of life, which corresponds with the righteousness of God."

Scriptures used by Protestants :


In the New Testament Jesus told this parable: "There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, 'Son, go and work today in the vineyard.' I will not,' he answered, but later he changed his mind and went.[Matt. 21:28-29] The word used here for "repent" means to change one's mind, thought, purpose, views regarding a matter. It is to have another attitude or mindset about something.

This change is well illustrated in the action of the Prodigal Son.[Luke 15:11-32] The issue of repentance is also discussed in connection with the will and disposition. One of the Hebrew words for repent means "to turn". The Prodigal Son said, "I will arise..., and he arose".[Luke 15:18,20] The Prodigal said, "I have sinned against heaven".[Luke 15:21]

In the well-known story of the Pharisee and the Publican, the Greek word used for repentance means "to be a care to one afterwards", to cause great concern to another. This meaning is exemplified by the repentant person who not only has profound regret for his or her past, but also the fulfilled hope in the potential of God’s grace to continually bear the fruit of healing and true reconciliation within the individual, with others, and most especially with God. The Hebrew equivalent is strong as well, and it means to pant, to sigh, or to moan. So the publican "beat upon his breast, and said, 'God be merciful to me a sinner' ", indicating sorrow of heart.[Luke 18:9-14]

The part played by one's will and disposition in repentance is shown in the confession of sin to God: "I confess my iniquity; I am troubled by my sin".[Psa. 38:18]

There also must be confession to a person also insofar as that persons whom we have wronged in and by our sin.[Mt. 5:23–24] See also James 5:16, Isa. 55:7, and Prov. 28:13. Another clear example pointing out the necessity of confessing one's sins is found in Proverbs: "Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy".[Pr. 28:13]

Acts of repentance do not earn God's forgiveness from one's sin. Rather, forgiveness is given as a gift from God to those whom he saves. "...they praised God, saying, 'So then, even to Gentiles God has granted repentance that leads to life.' "[Acts 11:18] "The Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will."[2Tim 2:24-26] God calls all to repent through the hearing of the Gospel. God grants total repentance as each individual responds to repentance through faith in the expiating sacrifice of Jesus for all sin. "Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ."[Rom. 10:17] Repentance is given before anything else, by definition.

Individuals cannot show true change in their life before they themselves have changed (repented) to bring about manifestations of that change/repentance. When the people of Nineveh heard the preaching of the word of God by Jonah,[Jonah 3:5-10] they believed the message and turned to God.

The very Gospel which calls for repentance produces it.[Acts 2:37,38,41] The Gospel is the instrument that God uses to bring about this desired end. Furthermore, this message must be preached in the power of the Holy Spirit.[1Thes 1:5-10][Rev. 3:19] [Heb. 12:6,10-11] The chastisements of God are sometimes for the purpose of bringing his wandering children back to repentance.[2Tim. 2:24-25] God often uses the loving, Christian reproof of a fellow believer to be the means of bringing a wayward Christian back to God.

God wants You to Pray to Him!

  

In Galatians 4:6 we read, ?And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying out, Abba, Father.? From this verse we learn that God the Holy Spirit prays to God the Father through his children. God prays to God through his children! What an amazing idea! That is what prayer is: God giving His children His own desire to pray, His own power to pray and His own words to pray. God causes His children to see why they ought to pray, gives His children the spiritual strength to pray and causes them to understand the spiritual issues which shape their prays. God has created and saved them for many reasons, and one is to pray. Prayers are what God wants from His children. Prays please Him and make Him Happy. He adopted people as His children so that they would pray to Him. If you love God as one of His children, shouldn?t you want to give Him what He wants the most? If you are His child, you should pray to Him. You should be compelled to Pray. You should delight in prayer. Romans8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Healing Scriptures to Pray and Declare