Read: Colossians 3:1-17
Many things will happen when you dwell before the throne. The most important thing is that the Lord will change you and your prayer life. You are going to be victorious! God’s presence always results in victory and success. Think of all the stories in the Old Testament. It was the presence of God and not the skill and strength of the soldiers that gave Israel victory (Exodus 14:13-14, Joshua 6:15-21, Psalm 33:15-19 and Proverbs 21:31).
Think about everything the New Testament says about Jesus. Two of the most important things that enabled Him to keep doing the will of the Father and to conquer the devil and his temptations were …
- the presence of the Spirit of God in Him (Luke 3:21-22 and John 3:34) and
- His continual prayerful communion with the Father (Mark 1:35, Luke 5:16 & 6:12 and John 5:19-20).
Sin and prayer never go hand in hand. You cannot live in sin and dwell before the throne at the same time. It is either one or the other. He who chooses sin must know that prayer will slowly and surely disappear from his life. He who chooses to dwell before the throne knows that sin will disappear. God’s presence makes the presence of sin impossible, because God is holy. People who live in sin therefore do not like praying. People who love praying do not like sin because prayer takes us straight into the presence of God.
When you dwell before the throne clothed in the righteousness of Jesus; when you keep thinking of Christ and His position of power at the right hand of God (Colossians 3:1-4); when you are certain that, in principle, you are seated there with Him (cf. Ephesians 2:6), then many awful things in your life die and the image and character of Jesus comes to the fore (Colossians 3:5-17).
Victory over prayerlessness always results in victory over many other sins! That is what the Lord’s presence does. Therefore, you must dwell before the throne!
Prayer: Father, fill the entire agricultural community with the desire to dwell before Your throne so that we will all conquer our prayerlessness and many other sins.
Dwell before the throne for everyone who wants to conquer sin. Pray for victory over prayerlessness, addiction, magic, bitterness, pornography, division, infidelity, racism and materialism.
Pray for Africa: Focus on the agricultural community of Togo and Benin.