OUR PRAYERS ARE WORDS THAT COME FROM THE HEART
Psalm 139:23-24: Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
• We should always listen to how we are praying
• The words we are praying reflect our heart
• Let the Holy Spirit search your heart
1 Corinthians 6:19 – What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? And lead you to repentance if needed
Proverbs 18:21: Death and life are in the power of the tongue
• The tongue has the opportunity to speak death or life
• Pray that the Holy Spirit uses our tongues
• Rather than the unholy spirit
• Or our old nature
• The enemy does not want us to fight against Him or His Kingdom
Proverbs 13:3: He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
• Be careful in how we speak and what we say
• Our words are used for us or against
• In the physical realm and the spirit realm
o Our words can activate spirits
o On God’s side or the devil’s side
1 Peter 3:10 For he that will love life and see good days let him refrain his tongue from evil and his lips that they speak no guile.
Ephesians 4:22-24 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
• God’s weapons cannot be used like we would use a physical weapon
• The words we speak can be weapons
• We must learn the ways of the spirit of God
• Spirit to spirit
• Our goal is walking in nature of Jesus Christ through the Bible
• And minister like Jesus ministered in the Word of God
Jesus wants us to be his representatives: He has put a new spirit in us. He is changing us from glory to glory
Ezekiel 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
Ezekiel 36:27: “And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.”
Give your heart to Jesus today by saying this prayer:
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank you for dying on the cross for my sin. Please forgive me. Come into my life. I receive You as my Lord and Savior. Please, help me to live for you the rest of this life. Fill me with your Holy Spirit. In the name of Jesus, I pray.