This is one of three pages in a series about learning to pray with an overcoming faith…
- Use your sword! (The truth about the armor of God)
- Four sample prayers – your daily sword!
- May NO fruit EVER come from you again! (Matt 21:19)
These next three pages are additional informative information…
- God did it Sovereignly, for His own sake
- The faith that takes us over the Jordan into the promised land
- Christ Jesus Himself the chief Cornerstone
The actual post begins here… enjoy!
Based on the scriptures that you have just read, I have built up four composite prayers, pulling together scriptures that share a common theme. I have built four themes…
- Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God took away sin (the Foundation, the Rock)
- Jesus Christ reconciled and blessed this world
- Jesus Christ brought me into right standing with God
- Jesus Christ removed the power of death to harm me
Here are the four prayers, one for each theme. The prayers are a compilation of scriptures, edited to make them flow easier. They are a powerful sword! These prayers are only a suggestion. Modify them, add to them and build your own sword which you use every day.
Have a look at the parts of my sword…
Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God… a Sovereign act
Jesus Christ IS the Lamb of God and He took AWAY the sins of this world. And not only believers sins, but the sins of the whole world (1Jn 2:2). By sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, as an offering for sin, God has subdued and overcome sin in the flesh (Rom 8:3). Christ has redeemed us from the curse by becoming a curse for us (Gal 3:13). Our transgressions are Sovereignly blotted out for God’s own sake (Is 43:22-25, Is 44:22). Sin has been set aside and abolished. Death has been anulled. God’s full righteous lawful chastisement due to this world for all it’s sin was placed upon Jesus Christ on the cross; and in this way God has created peace between Himself and this world. This world is no longer being devoured by a curse and the inhabitants no longer suffer punishment, because of the shed blood of Jesus Christ. There is no sickness (Is 33:24), no war, no tears, no mourning (Is 25:8), no weeping, no distress (Is 65:19), no wretchedness, because of the cross of Jesus Christ. The sure Foundation of Jesus Christ has anulled all covenants with death, all agreements with Sheol are set aside, all hiding places of lies are swept away, all shelters of falsehood are washed away (Is 28:16-18). All captors of humanity who used the power of law, sin and death – such as death, the grave, sin, satan, demonic spiritual forces, rulers and authorities, principalities and powers – they have all been visited, conquered (Col 2:15), led captive by Jesus Christ (Eph 4:8) and gathered into a pit/dungeon (Is 24:21-23). Jesus Christ alone holds the keys to death and Hades (neither sin, nor demons nor satan can use death).
And then God gave gifts to mankind… the exchange!
He “reign of sin and death” has been ended and has been replaced by the “reign of God’s grace” through Jesus Christ. Death could not hold Jesus Christ who rose up to the right hand of God; and then God gave gifts to mankind (Eph 4:8). All of us sinners () and ungodly () people are reconciled back to God () through the blood of the perfect spotless Lamb of God. Jesus Christ has put His Spirit within us, He has cleansed us, He has given us a new soft heart of flesh and He has put a new spirit in us, He causes us to walk in His ways (Eze 36:25-27). When Jesus Christ took the sin of the world away, the veil separating this world from God was torn from top to bottom. Everything in Heaven and everything on Earth has been reconciled back to our Father God through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ made all things new in this world. He created a new Heaven and a new Earth (Is 65:17). The Heavens are now His throne and the Earth is His footstool (Is 66:1). The Heavens have been torn open, they are not closed any more. Because of the cross of Jesus Christ, there is now a canopy of His glory as a divine protection over every dwelling, every assembly and over the whole land. Yes Jesus Christ is our everlasting light, He is our glory, He is our beauty (Is 60:19-20) and He answers us before we call, He hears us while we speak (Is 65:24). On His cross Jesus Christ gave all people a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine, of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined (Is 25:6) and the fat coming from all of this breaks the yoke off our necks (Is 10:27). Everyone has a house and an income (Is 65:19-20) because of His work on the cross. The fruit which came from the reign of sin and death is punished and removed. The fruit of the reign of God’s grace is righteousness in all spheres of life, an abundance of salvation and inner and external peace forever. On the cross Jesus Christ bound up and healed the broken-hearted. He proclaimed liberty to the spiritual and physical captives. He opened the spiritual and physical prisons of those who are bound. He proclaimed a jubilee from sin and a return to God. He comforted all who mourn. He gave us joy; and consolation for our losses. He gave us beauty and joy and praise (Is 61:1-3). He gave us gold, bronze, iron, peace, righteousness; and we will call our walls salvation and our gates praise (Is 60:17-18). Jesus Christ overcame that old world and made a new one on His cross. It is finished, it is done and I receive it through my faith in Jesus Christ.
For followers who accept the sacrifice of Jesus Christ
I am a part of God’s family through my faith in Jesus Christ. I am His Son. I am Jesus Christ’s brother, He is the firstborn of many. I have been given God’s surname! I was chosen before the foundation of this world was laid. I have been given eternal life, here, now, already. Jesus Christ is seated at the right hand of the Father. I am seated with Jesus Christ at the right hand of the Father. The Father holds me by my right hand. He is my strength and He shows His strength through me. When two or more of us are gathered together in His Name, we are His body right here on Earth. I am filled with the fullness of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. I have the priviledge of being His light, His salt, His fruit and His body to this world. As a result of my faith in His work on the cross, the evil of this world is increasingly overcome. Despite my ongoing sin, when God looks at me, He sees His Son, He relates to me as His Son, He treats me as His Son, He speaks to me as His Son, He dwells with me as He does with His Son and He has 40 people working for my good. I am IN Christ Jesus and He is IN me. I am WHERE He is at the right hand of the Father. I am AS He is. I am clothed with His righteousness and He has made me (an ongoing sinner) acceptable to God. I have the gift of His Holy Spirit. I am a new creature in a new creation within a new Heaven and a new Earth. I have been made holy, pure and blameless by Jesus Christ on His cross.
For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death. – 1Cor 15:25-26
“Jesus Christ took the sins of the world upon Himself and He paid the full price of death for it all, for both believers and unbelievers. Death, your power was the law but the law no longer finds fault with any of us, even though we continue to sin. Jesus Christ took our sins and made a full payment of death on the cross, so the law no longer finds fault with us. The righteousness of the law has been satisfied by the blood of the Lamb of God. Therefore the power of death is ended in this world. Death you can no longer sting me because of my sin. You will not sting my finances or my property. You will not sting my body or my thoughts. You will not sting my family or my friends. You will not sting my city, my country or this world. Death, may NO fruit EVER come from you again, in the Name of Jesus Christ. All captors of humanity who used the power of law, sin and death – such as death, the grave, sin, satan, demonic spiritual forces, rulers and authorities, principalities and powers – you have all been visited, conquered (Col 2:15), led captive by Jesus Christ (Eph 4:8) and you have been gathered into a pit/dungeon (Is 24:21-23). Jesus Christ ALONE holds the keys to death and Hades (neither sin, nor demons nor satan can use death). Get behind me satan, in the Name of Jesus Christ.”
That is my sword and I speak it every day, sometimes more than once a day.
Although this book is devoted to a message about the impact of Jesus Christ on this whole world, it is vital that we Christians do not lose sight of part three – our personal prayer, our unique priveledge of being the chosen vehicles through which God is blessing the world! You can say that prayer on behalf of any Christian or even for the church. It is true for all of us.
He Sovereignly chose you and me and raised us up in order to use us to bless the world, to make His Name famous, to make other nations jealous so they will want Him for themselves, to bring the world back to Him.
From Abraham onwards God has always been speaking of blessing the world. Psalm 105 speaks wonderfully about that covenant which still exists today…
Psalms 105:8-11 He remembers his covenant forever, the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations, the covenant that he made with Abraham, his sworn promise to Isaac, which he confirmed to Jacob as a statute, to Israel as an everlasting covenant, saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan as your portion for an inheritance.”
You are in the right time and at the right place to be used to spiritually fulfill that covenant. What a privilege! What an honor!
The central message of this book is that we should not be waiting for another Messiah to come, Jesus Christ is our one and only Messiah. If there is a promise in the bible about the Christ, then He did it (Matt 5:17). Don’t wait for someone else to come. Don’t wait for Him to come again and do it. He did it. It is finished. It is done.
He is coming back for a radiant bride and nothing less. His work on the cross was sufficient for us to become that radiant bride. Do not expect Him to return and deal with sin or any burden, the bible is explicitly clear that nothing remains to be done…
Heb 9:28 so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, NOT to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.
The Amplified bible expands on that saying “not to deal with sin nor burdens”. So don’t keep waiting for another Messiah to deal with your burdens, our Messiah has come! He is Jesus Christ and He dealt with our sin and our burdens. Accept fully what He has done for us.