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Westside Care CenterTuesday, December 11, 2007
Prayer Principle 6A. Resolution 2B. Preservation by Grace
The Christian life is a unique combination of "the Divine" and "the Human." So... we have a personal responsibility to avoid temptation, and then a need to trust God to help us in our human efforts to resist it. We learn more about that today, plus the marvelous Grace that God manifests to help us in our struggle with sin.
From the Prayer Notebook
De 4:9 Ps 39:1 Mt 26:41 Ac 20:31 1Co 10:12; 16:13 Col 4:2 1Pe 5:8 Re 3:2
Watchfulness about sin & temptation is a human responsibility.
"Only take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, lest you forget the things your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. And teach them to your children and your grandchildren,
To the Chief Musician. To Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. I said, "I will guard my ways, Lest I sin with my tongue; I will restrain my mouth with a muzzle, While the wicked are before me."
Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."
Therefore watch, and remember that for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears.
1 Cor. 10:12
Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.
1 Cor. 16:13
Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.
Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;
1 Peter 5:8
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God.
2 CO 9.8, 1PE 5.10 2B. PRESERVATION by GRACE – I believe that You will give me the necessary GRACE (help) to be victorious throughout life.
The God of all grace will provide abundance to overcome and bring victory in testing/ temptation's midst; we must Possess God's GRACE by faith.
2 Cor. 9:8
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.
1 Peter 5:10
But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.
Part of that grace is described as Christ's intercessory work being done for us in the present tense of life today!
Heb 4: 14 -16 Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Heb 8:1 Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;
Heb 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God