Do Not Give Up

Wednesday December 1, 2010

In Luke 11:1 and 2 the disciples said, “Lord, teach us to pray.” They did not say, “Teach us how to pray.” You can read all about prayer, but you need to do it! Pray! In John 5:17 and 18 the Jewish people got angry with Jesus partly because He called God His Father, making Him (Jesus) equal with God. In Gal. 4:1-7 we learn that a physical son went through an adoption process to receive an inheritance. We can cry out to God through the sealing of the Holy Spirit, our adoption and God’s presence in us, to our Father God. We are God’s heirs giving us sonship rights and His inheritance. In Luke 11:5-8 Jesus tells us to ask, seek, and knock and keep on asking, seeking, and knocking. If you do not have the Holy Spirit, the problem is in the asking. Do not accept anything less than what God has given to you as His heir. Be persistent and insist until the blessing comes. DON’T GIVE UP! God tells us to keep “bugging” Him (Isaiah 62:6, 7). Do not tolerate anything from Satan- symptoms, sleeplessness, headaches…, because whatever you tolerate, you will keep. Put your foot down and insist on your rights.