Dimensions of Prayer Part 2: Seeing God As Friend - God Today
Tuesday, April 24th, 2018Robert Henderson

Dimensions of Prayer Part 2: Seeing God As Friend

 
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Hi, I’m Robert Henderson and this is God Today. I talked to you last time about approaching God as Father because when Jesus taught on prayer He actually put it in three dimensions in Luke 11 and Luke 18.  He talked about approaching God as Father and the dimension of the sphere of His Spirit that that opens up. But, then Jesus also said that we should approach God as friend.  In Luke 11:5 it says, “and which of you having a friend.” He begins to tell them how to come before God as friend. In John 15:15 Jesus said, “I no longer call you servants, I now call you friends because everything the Father has told me, I’m now telling you.”  

What was He saying?  He’s saying, “I’m telling you secrets no one else knows.”  Here is what would characterize someone that is a friend of God:  He tells you secrets. Abraham was a friend of God. He was told secrets by God in Genesis 18:  that Sodom and Gomorrah would be destroyed. How many of you knew that Abraham knew a secret that nobody else knew?  That Sodom and Gomorrah was going to be destroyed? Abraham began to plead with God, besiege God stand before God as His friend, asking Him to spare him.  Watch this. Abraham didn’t take the secret and desire to prophesy from it. He actually took the secret that God told him and began to pray from it.

So often God tells us things and we say, “Oh, I need to prophesy so I can be famous when it happens.”  No. Maybe God is telling you a secret so that you can share in that secret with Him and begin to pray from that secret so that the passion of God, the mercy of God can be released into a situation.  Maybe it’s your own life, maybe it’s among your children, maybe it’s about something you care deeply about, but God actually cares for more. I want to bless you today, and I want to say come before Him as friend.  Begin to hear His secrets and from those secrets begin to pray out of His heart so God’s will and passion can be done in the Earth. Lord bless you.

One Response to “Dimensions of Prayer Part 2: Seeing God As Friend”

  1. Amen,powerful teaching indeed. How so true that many times we approach God to hear from Him not as a friend but to get revelation so that somehow we boast of our prophetic words.Lord God, I repent help me to approach you as a friend ,show me the secret things that will help me pray out of Your heart,so that Your will be done on earth.

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