Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.
If humility is the key to answered prayer, and the Scripture commands that we “humble ourselves”, How does that work? How do we do that?
There are a score of instances in Scripture where people have taken the place of humility, and most of them involve anything from fasting to sackcloth and ashes, and prostrating themselves before God.
Let’s just take a look at that last one – the posture or position we take in prayer. Doesn’t matter does it? Well, maybe it does.
Remember that real prayer involves conflict – that’s right, we are in a battle and this is spiritual warfare. That means, among other things, that when I pray I have an audience of God, and I also have an audience of angels, both holy and fallen. This becomes evident in passages like Zechariah 3, where Joshua the high priest is seen standing before God and Satan is seen resisting him.
If it’s true that angels get involved when we pray, God knows my heart but they don’t. So how are they to know my total dependence on God and my humility as I come to God. They only way they can know is by the position of my body. That’s why for years, I determined that at least once every day, God, angels and demons would see me on my knees before God. I want them to know, Jesus is my LORD and I willingly humble myself before Him. Think about it
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