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Your Daily Walk

Video Sermon of the Week.

Are You Ready to be Agitated?  Pastor Steve Middleton. 

 

October 8, 2017. 

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Life Thoughts

 

  Ray Richards' articles for the Independent newspaper

  can be found at the link below:

  http://centreofhopevictory.com/life-thoughts

Where is Conflict?

Where is Conflict? 

“Everything that was done was about presenting evidence, making a request, answering accusations and other legal processes.  The result was a verdict rendered that was consistent with the petitions that were being offered.” (p 15)

 

  • the courts of earth are a reflection of the courts in heaven
  • earthly courts have an earthly protocol that needs to be followed
  • heavenly courts have a spiritual protocol that needs to be followed
  • a judgement must be rendered before it can be carried out
  • what happens if we fight for a judgement on a battlefield before it is rendered in the courts?
  • when we pray our words create a conflict in the spirit realm
  • Daniel 10:12-14
  • if we do not have legal standing or a judgement that God has rendered who is doing all the fighting? (us)

 

“We must learn to only make war based on judgements, decisions and verdicts that are received out of the courts of heave” (p18)

 

Rev 19:11 - He judges and then makes war

 

Luke 18:1-8

Three main points to the story

  1. Prayer is in a courtroom setting
  2. The widow in the parable never speaks to her adversary
  3. Jesus promised speedy answers to our prayers once we functioned in the courtroom in prayer.  Once every legal reason is dealt with that strops the Lord from answering our prayers, the answers will come.

 

Prayer is in a Courtroom Setting

  • Jesus is declaring that when we pray we are entering a courtroom
  • the woman got a verdict in a court setting
  • more effort generally produces fatigue
  • v5  - avenge - vindicate (to stake a claim or clear from doubt), from a root meaning to carry out justice
  • her persistence was because she knew she had a legal right
  • Matt 6:9-15 - Lord’s prayer
  • all points are courtroom based and not battlefield based

 

The widow in the parable never speaks to her adversary

  • to whom did she speak, only the judge
  • her persistence rendered her a verdict
  • v3 -avenge - vindicate (to stake a claim or clear from doubt), from a root meaning to carry out justice
  • she had a legal right, she needed the judge to give her the favourable verdict she needed
  • any adversary in the spirit realm must bow down and obey a verdict rendered in the courts of heaven
  • why should we only speak to the heavenly judge? - He is the one who makes the decisions
  • we never need to address the adversary
  • if the adversary needs addressing it is to be done through he judge 

 

Jesus promised speedy answers to our prayers

  • when we pray we are entering a courtroom
  • we should not give up on prayer
  • lack of results does not necessarily mean we need to put forth more effort
  • more effort without additional wisdom causes fatigue and weariness
  • rather than more effort we need more revelation

Matthew 6 and Luke 11

  • Jesus puts prayer in a courtroom and not on a battle field
  • What are some major differences between being in conflict on a battlefield and in a court room? (behaviour, protocol, who is addressed, attitude)
  • why did the lady speak only to the judge? (He alone could render the verdict, protocol, respect)
  • is it ever appropriate to address the adversary? (yes)
  • when and how is this done? (respectfully through the judge)
  • once every legal reason has been argued, a verdict will be rendered

     

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