JESUS WILL HEAR US IF...
Our prayers can be heard, if we come to the throne, and are righteous.
James 5:16 (KJV)
16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
The Lord looks at us while we sit on that footstool, and He has His ears listening to our every word, our every prayer.
Psalm 34:14-15 (KJV)
14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
15 The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.
We can pray for one another, while at the footstool, and the Lord hears those prayers for others, and heals, convicts, saves.
James 5:14-17 (KJV)
14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
The barriers to these blessings are gone, for we are now ‘righteous’ in Jesus.
The veil of the Temple has been rent, at the same time Jesus body hung upon the cross, bleeding for us. The separation that ‘unrighteousness’ had put there between us and God is gone, and we are now fully able to come boldly to His throne of grace, and sit at His footstool.
Hebrews 10:19-22 (KJV)
19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
21 And having an high priest over the house of God;
22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
The separated between man and God has always been ‘unrighteousness’.
We need to keep ourselves at the footstool, by keeping the cleansing of Jesus’ blood flowing upon our persons.
Choosing to sin, willingly failing our Lord, can bring separation from the footstool. Surely, we have not totally backslidden into a ‘hell bound’ state, but we are not sitting at the footstool, able to feel His presence in the same way we were when we were being cleansed by the blood.
Isaiah 59:2 (KJV)
2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
We are to remain the ‘Temple’ of the Living God. We no longer should want to fellowship with false gods, and if we keep ourselves in the cleansing process of the Lord, we will find that God will ‘dwell’ in us, ‘walk’ with us,
and be our God, and we, His people.
2 Corinthians 6:16 (KJV)
16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
When we enter the presence of God, allow Him to move into our being as His Temple, we find that the footstool communion is always available to access. We say ‘Jesus’ and He responds, ‘what, My child?’ He is ever close.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (KJV)
19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
This is a wonderful life long experience, to walk about this world, with the very Temple of the Almighty Lord to be in us. He who seeks to harm us, is seeking to harm God’s Temple, and God is very protective. We are safe, there is a ‘hedge’ of protection round about us. We have holy angels in our presence, guarding the Temple of God.
The trick of satan is to convince the Temples, that they are frail beings, far from God’s presence and protection. The devil reminds us of past sins, weaknesses, temptations we either yielded to or almost yielded to, and tells us that we are unworthy to be in God’s presence. Yet, if we keep the blood flowing in our lives, we are not only ‘in His presence’, the Living God is dwelling in us.
As we come to the footstool, we find in Jesus, the mercy and help we often need. He is ever faithful to be there, in us, on the Throne, as we sit on the footstool before it.
Hebrews 4:16 (KJV)
16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.