Six Steps to the Throne

A pattern for developing a one hour prayer life.

Dear Family,

This brochure has been designed to assist you in developing a pattern for prayer. From this pattern you will no doubt develop your own emphasis or style of prayer. Hopefully, you will go on into intercessory prayer and long periods of developing of the communion of the Holy Spirit.

It is not intended to be a complete study on prayer, but rather a guide line.

I trust it will assist you in drawing closer to the Lord in a meaningful prayer life.

JOHN C. LEWIS
Senior Pastor, [Australia?].

6 STEPS TO THE THRONE: "TARRYING ONE HOUR"
A PATTERN FOR DEVELOPING A ONE HOUR PRAYER LIFE   MATTHEW 6:9-13
THRONE
FOR THINE IS THE KINGDOM, POWER AND GLORY 6. POWER
LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION BUT DELIVER. US FROM EVIL 5. PROTECTION
FORGIVE US OUR DEBTS, AS WE FORGIVE OUR DEBTORS 4. PURITY
GIVE US THIS, DAY OUR DAILY BREAD 3. PETITION
THY KINGDOM COME, THY WILL BE DONE 2. PRIORITY
OUR FATHER WHICH ART IN HEAVEN,
HALLOWED BE THY NAME
1. PRAISE

SIX STEPS TO THE THRONE

A PATTERN FOR DEVELOPING A ONE HOUR PRAYER LIFE. MATTHEW 6:9-13

STEP 1: PRAISE

"Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name".

(A) OUR FATHER

We may have earthly misconceptions about the word "Father".

What is our heavenly Father like?
1) FATHER CREATOR. Acts 17:28: Psa. 51:10
2) FATHER FRIEND & COUNSELLOR. Jeremiah 3:4; Prov. 18:24, Isa.9:6.
3) FATHER OF COMFORT & MERCY. 2 Cor.1:3.
4) FATHER OF FORGIVENESS. John 8:1-11, Dan. 9:9, 2 Chron.7:14, 1 John 1:9, Ps. 103:3.
5) FATHER OF LOVE. John 16:27

Our heavenly Father's responsibility:
1) FATHER TO THE SINGLE. 2 Cor. 6:18. Psa. 68:6
2) FATHER TO THE FATHERLESS, Psa. 68:5-6; Rom. 9:25
3) FATHER OF THE DISCIPLINED. Heb. 12:13
4) FATHER DEFENDER. Ps. 91:1-3.

(B) HALLOWED BE THY NAME
"Hallow" means to sanctify. set apart, to be praised and adored.
Ex. 20:7, opposite - taking Lord's Name in vain. Rom. 2:24.
Revelation brings praise and worship - praise, singing, shouting: Psalm 22:3, Psalm 100.
Revelation In Character of God. Ex .3:13.

5 NEW TESTAMENT COVENANTS CORRESPONDING WITH 8 COMPOUND NAMES OF GOD'S REVELATION
NAME OT MEANING & REVELATION BENEFIT NT BENEFIT IN CHRIST
JEHOVAH-TSIDKENU JEHOVAH OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS
Jer. 23:5-6
SIN JESUS OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS
Rom. 5:17-19
JEHOVAH-M'KADDESH JEHOVAH WHO SANCTIFIES
Lev. 20:7-8
SIN JESUS OUR SANCTIFIER
1 Cor. 6:11
JEHOVAH-SHALOM JEHOVAH IS PEACE
Judges 6:24
SPIRIT JESUS OUR PEACE
John 16:33
JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH JEHOVAH IS THERE
Ezek. 48:35
SPIRIT JESUS IS EVER PRESENT
Heb. 13:5
JEHOVAH-ROPHE JEHOVAH HEALS
Exod. 15:26
SOUNDNESS JESUS OUR HEALER
1 Peter 2:24
JEHOVAH-JIREH JEHOVAH'S PROVISION SHALL BE SEEN
Gen. 22:8
SUCCESS JESUS OUR PROVISION
Phil. 4:19
JEHOVAH-NISSI JEHOVAH MY BANNER
Exod. 17:15
SECURITY JESUS OUR BANNER
Eph. 1:19-22
JEHOVAH-ROHI JEHOVAH MY SHEPHERD
Psa. 23
SECURITY JESUS OUR SHEPHERD
John 10:11

Five New Testament Covenants
SIN Forgiveness & deliverance from
SPIRIT Fullness of the Holy Spirit
SOUNDNESS Health. body, soul, spirit
SUCCESS Freedom from the CURSE
SECURITY Freedom from fear of death & hell-fire

The Lord is my shepherd. Psa. 23; SEVEN "P's"
1) PERSONAL My shepherd
2) PROVIDER I want nothing (Phil. 4:19, see vs. 10-18)
3) PATH Guide (He leads me - not drives)
4) PRESERVER Restores my soul - Brings back.
5) PROTECTOR Through the valley (from enemy attack, sickness. Psa.21)
6) POWER Anointed with oil.
7) PERMANENCE Dwell in the House of the Lord for ever.

STEP 2 - PRIORITY
"Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done".

Proclaiming His Kingdom: Tongue determines our direction (James 3:3-5).

TWO ASPECTS OF GOD'S KINGDOM RULE

1) Is a Prophetic fact: Isaiah 9:8-7; Dan. 2:44-46: Rev. 11:15.

2) In the heart and lives of men NOW:
- is theocratic. NOT democratic
- comes by abdication of SELF on the throne
- comes by new birth NOT new beginning
- comes in individuals NOT just Kings and nations
- is in our midst (Luke 17:21)
- lived out through us (Matt. 6)
- not a passive haven of rest (Matt. 11:12)
- is living in the Holy Spirit (Rom. 14:27). Opposite to Satan
- is power (1 Cor. 4:20)

PRAYING THY KINGDOM COME IN OUR PRAYER LIFE:
1) PERSONALLY How is the King ruling in my life?
2) FAMILY Pray Kingdom come in family members (Ex. 28:8-12)
3) ASSEMBLY Pastors, Staff Leaders. Workers.
Faithfulness in people
Against spiritual powers (Eph. 1:20-22)
Harvest (Matt. 6:37-38. Isa. 43:4-8)
Outreach - Missionary. world evangelism
Revival.
4) NATIONALLY Rom. 13:1-8: God's rule over rulers.
Righteous rulers = national revival
5) INTERNATIONALLY Extend your thinking (Psa. 24:1-2)
Jerusalem (Psa. 122:6) - untouched by world.
SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM.

STEP 3 - PETITION
"Give us this day our Daily Bread"

From ADORING to ASKING
HEAVEN to EARTH
SPIRITUAL to PRACTICAL

The Supreme Ruler cares about MY DAILY FOOD.
In affluent society, our dependency is less than total.
Remember the Children of Israel: Psa. 106:13-15.

DAILY BREAD COVERS DAILY ESSENTIALS
PHYSICALLY : food, clothing
SOCIALLY
FINANCIALLY
SPIRITUALLY

FOUR ESSENTIALS FOR EFFECTIVE PRAYER:
1) Be in the will of God (not in any known disobedience to His Will)
(Heb. 10:22-25)
2) Believe it is God's Will to provide for you.
Mark 11:24 - Your theological expectation will determine your reception.
Give to Him: Matt. 8:1 & 3; 1 Cor. 16:2; Rom. 12:8; 2 Cor.8:7.
Obedience brings blessing (Deut. 28:1-4)
Believe God wants to give you BREAD not CRUMBS.
3) Be specific: tell Him your needs. name souls you want to see saved.
4) Be tenacious: Luke 18:1-8; Prov. 6:30-31.
Plunder Satan's stronghold. Believe for sevenfold return.
Dan. 10: prayer was heard. answer came later.
Matt. 7:7: Keep on asking for: provision, health, finance, personal conflict victories.
"HANG IN THERE" - DON'T QUIT.

STEP 4 - PURITY
"Forgive use our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors".

CLEAN BEFORE THE FATHER AND OTHERS.

A. THE SCOPE OF FORGIVENESS:
For all

B. THE CONDITIONS FOR FORGIVENESS BY GOD ARE:
Forgive others, Matt. 6:14-15.

Difference between reconciliation with God to man and man to man:
God to man - Confess - Repent - Forgive - God forgets
Man to man - Confess - Repent - Forgive - Hard to forget

C. THE CHOICE FOR FORGIVENESS
Forgiveness is a command and a choice.
Math. 18:23-35. Luke 17:3-5.

Test of forgiveness
The test is HOW YOU FEEL towards the offender afterwards.

Forgiveness is:
- a choice
- an act of the will
- love in action
- God's love in man's heart

STEP 6 - PROTECTION
"Lead use not into temptation, but deliver us from evil".

Gen. 22:1; Math. 4:1; James 1:2; James 1:13.

SIX REASONS WE CONFRONT TEMPTATION TEST TRIALS
1) To reveal our inner nature to us. Deut. 8:2-3.
2) To exercise us in spiritual & psychological (mind) warfare. Eph. 6:2, Cor.10:5.
3) Preparation of patience for possession. Ex. 23:29-30; Psa. 105:18-24.
4) Perfect. purify our faith. James 1:2 & 4; 1 Peter 1:8-7; Ex. 14:1-4. Provision for victory. Ex.14:1-4.
6) Reward for endurance. James 1:12.

Three ingredients in temptation:
1) Satan
2) Circumstances
3) Self. Gal. 5 (flesh)

Four major areas of temptation
1) Sexual
2) Quit
3) Ambition
4) Money.

QUITTING: Discouragement: Math. 9:21. Math. 16:23-28 - They didn't give up.

YOU lead YOURSELF away from whatever is your weakness.

DOES GOD HELP US?
1) God knows HOW to help. 2 Peter 2:9
2) God knows WHEN to help. 1 Cor. 10:13.
3) God knows IF to help. Dan. 3:17-18.

STEP 6 - POWER
"Thine is the Kingdom, the power and the glory". Math. 6:9-13.

We conclude the prayer with PRAISE & DECLARATION.

Why praise?
- To acknowledge God's supreme authority, power, Name, Kingdom, Integrity. Promise, etc.
- Praise is the highest expression of our faith in our Father:
a) Individually
b) Corporately. Psa. 50:23; Rev.4:11; Psa. 50:23; Ezra 4.

SEVEN LEVELS OF PRAISE BY SEVEN HEBREW WORDS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
1) TODAH To extend the heads with thanksgiving. Psa. 28:7. Neh. 12:31; Lev. 7:12.
2) RADAR To throw out the hands or stretch the hands.
To give loud praise. Gen.29:35.
3) HALLAL To praise the Lord, to be vigorously excited, to boast, to rave, to celebrate.
4) ZAMAR To pluck the strings of an instrument, to praise in song.
5) BARAK To bless God, the origin of power for success, prosperity, fertility, to be still.
6) TERILLAH Spiritual singing or singing of hellals.
7) SABACK To commend, to address in a loud tone, to shout.

WHEN TO PRAISE?
1) All times; Psa. 40:1-4; Acts 76:25-34; Jonah 2:9.
2) In everything; 1 Thess. 5:18.
3) Continually; Heb. 13:12. Psa. 24:1; Psa. 22:28; Rev. 19:8 - God's power. Psa. 24:8;. Heb. 2:9-10.

His glory and us: Rom. 3:23; Isa. 42:8; 1 Peter 5:10; John 17:20-22; 2 Cor. 3:18; 1 Thess. 2:11-12.

We are to glorify God
a) In our praise: Psa. 50:23
b) In (mind) and mouth: Rom. 15:8
c) In our body: I Cor. 6:20.
d) In our works: Math. 5:16; Psa. 62:11; 1 Chron. 29:12; Psa. 21:13.

Demonstrations of His Power
1) CREATION
2) REDEMPTION
3) RESURRECTION
4) TRANSFORMATION
G) IMPARTATION. Luke 10:19, Acts 1:8, Eph. 6:20

1) God gives us POWER. Psa. 68:35.
2) He gives POWER to the faint. Isa. 40:29
3) POWER to raise our bodies. 1 Cor. 6:14.
4) He gives us POWER to make wealth. Deut. 8:18.

PENTECOST: Lev.23:15-22; Deut.16:10; Acts 1:4; Num. 28:26; Acts 2; Ex. 19:1-25: Math. 3:11.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Dr. Yongei Cho
Dick Easterman
Dr. Larry Lee
Alan Redpath


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