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In our journey unto the fulness of Jesus Christ, we need deliverance from every form of evil that seeks to gain power over us. In Joel we read, “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call.” (Joel 2:32) How do we call on Christ’s name for deliverance? The Lord’s Prayer teaches us how to do so, as follows:
Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name: God our Father is hallowed, which means he is sanctified, pure, and holy. His hallowed name, which is given to his covenant children through the veil of his Temple, is a symbol of his promises to all who walk in obedience to their covenants with him.
God promises us the temporal and spiritual nourishment during our journey in faith to become, even as Christ is; and breath of life sufficient to fulfill the purposes for which we were sent to earth; and protection against every form of evil that opposes our ascension in grace to become like Christ; and renewal, regeneration, and re-creation from day to day, as we receive further light and knowledge; and power to raise up a righteous posterity; and to ask and receive, seek and find, and knock and have all that we need to bear the burdens of our discipleship open up unto us; and power to go forth throughout the earth bringing elect unto Zion.
When you pray, pause and reflect upon his promises to you and ask for a remembrance of his exceeding many tender mercies and blessings. As you remember these things by the power of the Holy Ghost, your heart will overflow with love toward God and you will be brought to express heartfelt gratitude to Him. As you do so by the power of the Holy Ghost, you will express the purest form of love you can to God, which love gives evidence that you are tuned in to God's pure and divine frequency of love, and that the Holy Ghost is now guiding your utterances. Pure and mighty prayer is prayed to the Father in the name of the Son, with words that are uttered by the power of the Holy Ghost. We invite the Holy Ghost into our prayers by remembering our covenants and all associated promises from God, and then by pondering upon his multitude of tender mercies in our lives, that we may express deep and abiding love to God.
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven: Our ascension to become like the Father is made sure, as we do his will. We come to know his will, or loving desires for us, through revelatory means that are made possible to us, through the power of the Holy Ghost. He lead us to receive the further light and knowledge we need, to become like Jesus Christ. Thus, our greatest desire should be to walk in God's Perfect Will 24/7.
Give us this day our daily bread: Jesus said, “My meat (i.e. his spiritual and temporal source of daily bread) is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.” (John 4:34) Whatsoever Jesus needed to do God’s will was given to him while doing the will of his Father, which he did 24/7, throughout his lifetime. We are invited to ask in faith for whatsoever we need to do God’s will, and God has promised to give us our daily bread, or all that we need temporally and spiritually, as we do so.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors: To be forgiven of our sins and injustices toward others, we must not only repent and reconcile with them who we have trespassed against, but we must also forgive the sins and trespasses of others against us. Herein, the power of Christ’s atonement is enabled to flow unimpeded in our lives. If we do not extend mercy to those who trespass against us, God cannot extend mercy and forgiveness to us (see Mathew 6:14-15). As many times as someone repents of their injustices toward us, we are commanded to forgive them.
Jesus commanded us to love our enemies saying, “Bless them that curse you; do good in secret to them that hate you; pray for them who despitefully use and persecute you; and when you pray, if you remember that someone has aught (anything at all) against you, first go and be reconciled with him or her, and then the Lord can receive you.” The Lord’s divine communication frequency is pure love; and he cannot receive you fully when enmity exists between you and others. To “tune-in” to the Lord’s pure love, He has invited you to do the following:
And suffer us not to be led into temptation, but deliver us from evil: We wrestle in this life to become victorious over principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, and against spiritual wickedness in high places (Ephesians 6:12). If we forgive the trespasses of others, rather than demand justice, and if we walk justly and in love and peace with God and all men, then when we are tempted to sin, or wander away from doing what Jesus would do, then we can call on Christ’s name for deliverance from evil, and the blessings of the atonement will flow to us unimpeded, and we will receive the light, truth, and power we need to be victorious over each form of evil that seeks power over us.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever: To invite us to become like them, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost use persuasion, long-suffering, gentleness and meekness, love unfeigned; and kindness and pure knowledge that enlarge the soul, without hypocrisy and without guile. When they reprove or censures us, they do so with the sharpness of the word—even as Christ taught James and John that his purpose was to save the unrighteous and not to condemn them. After this reproof, Jesus showed forth an increase of love toward James and John. Jesus's scepter of power is an unchanging scepter of righteousness and truth, and his dominion, or kingdom, is an everlasting dominion, and without compulsory means it flows unto him forever and ever. We come unto him willingly, because of his faithfulness to us and all things. As we repent and come unto Christ, and call on His name in faith for deliverance, we receive His deliverance, insomuch that weakness, sins, mistakes, and even transgressions, can be overcome through the merits and mercies of Jesus Christ, as we use our agency to forsake sin and come unto Him, and call on His name for deliverance, and obey all divine instructions that follow.
In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen: God has invited us to receive the power of his righteousness. We pray to the Father in the name of Jesus Christ, because Jesus is our advocate to the Father, similar to the way a personal lawyer or attorney is one’s advocate before an earthly judge. Scripture instructs that no man can come unto the Father (our eternal judge), save it be by Jesus Christ. Jesus is the one who atoned for our sins and, He is the only one who can lay claim upon God’s mercy for us.
We conclude prayer by saying, “Amen,” which means “so be it.” Amen is an expression of faith that when we pray in faith, with real intention, our prayers will be consecrated by the Lord to the benefit and welfare of our souls.
When God’s covenant people pray to him, in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, with words that are uttered by the power of the Holy Ghost, they receive the following covenant promise: “And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.” (Isaiah 65:24)
Therefore, when you need deliverance from weaknesses, sins, transgressions, mistakes, bondage, suffering of any kind, poor character traits, or any other thing—humble yourself before God, and ask in faith, nothing wavering—having met the terms of Christ’s atonement, as described above.
If you so pray, then before you call, he will answer; and while you yet speak, he will hear. That is certain! Follow the Lord's injunction to pray always, that you may continue daily to forsake sin and every remnant of the natural man in you and come further unto Christ daily, until you receive of his fulness.
Trust in his promise of deliverance from all that is evil. Trust in his deliverance from your weaknesses, which he will make strong unto you in Christ. Trust in his deliverance from any form of bondage that you may find yourself in. Come to know and remember this divine pattern of prayer, which is the key to unlocking and releasing into your life the full measure of blessings that God wants to pour out upon you.
When you pray to God, calling upon the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, you will be filled with the Holy Ghost, who will lead, guide, and direct your prayers, insomuch that all that your performances, as you go forth from prayer to do God’s will, will be consecrated to the welfare of your soul.
This is mighty prayer wherein you will ask God in faith, nothing wavering, for all things you need to go forth from your prayers to do his perfect will with power. Thus, before you call, God will answer; and while you are yet speaking, He will hear you (see Isaiah 65:24). In mighty prayer your faith will not waiver, because your prayers will be founded upon asking for what you need to do God’s will, having first fully reconciled yourself to Jesus Christ, and having subdued the natural man in you, and having also reconciled yourself with your fellowmen—even as Jacob did with Esau—to receive the name Israel. If you will offer up a righteous offering, by walking justly and in love and peace with God and all men, then your prayers will be mighty, and the Holy Ghost will guide your every utterance to both God and men.
Thus, as you pray always and go forth from your prayers doing God's will, you will ascend grace for grace, to receive all things that you need to trample every enemy of righteousness under your feet. This is the deliverance promised to God’s covenant people. Salvation is gaining power over every form of evil, until evil has no more power over you!