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Since God Is Sovereign, Why Pray? - Part 2 of 2

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September 11, 2020 12:00 am

Since God Is Sovereign, Why Pray? - Part 2 of 2

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September 11, 2020 12:00 am

“And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples” (Luke 11:1).

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Will he fly, additional share, Brady Junior welcoming you to another broadcast of the Baptist Bible will will will will will and will and will encourage you to write over to mission of the program mentioned the color station which the program comes to you and Rex is the Baptist Bible. Our box 17/37, Cincinnati, OH 45217 also encourage you to go to our website at Baptist Bible power.or find articles and messages there are available old time and if you'd like you can make a donation at the website we continue today with the second part of the message. Since God is sovereign, why number three God's purposes and promises do not replace prayer, but encourage easy from the standpoint of human reasoning to say well if God is sovereign God is in control.

If God is a God of purpose. His purposes are set why well can see an example of why we pray, in conjunction with the promises of God regarding the experience of Israel long ago Jeremiah chapter 29 firsthand.

For thus saith the Lord that after 70 years be accomplished. I will visit you.

God is saying that his people to go into captivity for 70 years because of their sin and disobedience. But after 70 years. I will visit you and perform my good word for you and causing you to return to this place. Definitely God's sovereignty believe that God promises something. This will be done first. After 70 years there coming back for I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace and not evil to give you an expected in then you call upon me, and you shall go and pray the Lord in 70 years. I will bring you back in 70 years ago. Pray and you shall seek me, and me, when you shall search for me with all your I will be found of you, saith the Lord, and I will turn away your captivity and will gather you from all the nations from all the places whither I have driven you save the Lord and will bring you again to this place whence I called you to be carried away A few use human reasoning is seen a need to pray about that God sent his help and he says, before it happened. The same God that is is sovereign power to bring about the advantage with Daniel. Daniel nine verse two in the first year of his reign. Daniel understood my books. The number of the years the Lord came to Jeremiah. We just read the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah the prophet that he would accomplish 70 years in the destinations of Jerusalem. So what Daniel say God promises to bring his people back just sit back and watch my face under the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplication with fasting in sackcloth and ashes. Maybe just one little prayer for tallest fasting sackcloth and ashes of God promised. Obviously, this was an acceptable way to approach God. I pray the Lord my God, and made my confession and said, Lord, the great and dreadful God keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him keep his seat and we committed iniquity. We wickedly with rebel, even by the parting from thy precepts and from thy judgments. Confession of his own sin and the sin of his people. Verse 18 oh my God, incline thine ear and here I hold our desolation. The city which is called by my name, for we do not present our supplication before the for righteousness but for library mercies whole Lord here. Lord forgive Lord, for thine own sake God for the city for thy people call God made a promise God created and the way by which he fulfilled was through the prayers of his people sound hard time putting it together. I cautioned you at the beginning human reasoning doesn't resolve the declaration of God's word is what we must embrace another category has God promised to provide free speech and Dede's Jesus taught in the sermon on the Mount, Matthew chapter 6 verse 26 behold the fowls of the air, for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father. Are ye not much better than the first 32 for your heavenly father that you have need of all these things he says just God feeds the file there is what you need and he's going to take care of doctors at Maine.

Okay if the birds so they don't gathering the barn so when decedent worked by just depend on God because of plenty of scripture elsewhere that says the mandible were called not to eat and that a man must not be slothful, but apply himself God has our diplomacy going to provide for me. I guess no lead me to pray for that that would maybe indicate I didn't trust God if I started praying, but in the same chapter in the same message. Jesus says in the 11th verse Matthew 611 pray like this. Give us this day our daily bread. God has promised to provide for us and he also says pray, give us this day our daily bread, has God promised that he will always be near us absolutely Hebrews chapter 13 verse five says I will never leave the nor forsake me believe that God said I will never leave the office safely. Have you ever prayed Lord, don't forsake me you never prayed that I'd be surprised. I think most of God's children to prayed that walked when you begin to see yourself and you see your faults and your failings brothers talk to me on the telephone reason is that I take out is how the Lord puts up with me. I'm sure he expressed the sentiment that most of us feel from time to time.

Lord seen my weakness, my shortcomings, I put up with me anyway. But these promise I will never leave you nor forsake the and yet here's a prayer we find in Psalm 27 verse nine. Hide not thy face far from me, not by servant away in anger for that has been my help. Leave me not being the first. Take me God of my salvation. So God has promised not to forsake us. But it is perfectly in order. It is biblically correct.

The pray Lord and then another vivid example of what were talking about can be seen in the prayers of Jesus when Jesus was looking toward the cross did he understand what all was coming. The prophet Isaiah said he shall see of the travail of his soul and be satisfied. Jesus was not contemplating the thought that maybe his work would be in vain. He he saw the suffering he saw the anguish, but he was satisfied because he knew the results well.

He understood that told he would go to the cross have a crown the forms down on his brown nails in his hand and his feet.

Blood streaming down suffering the anguish and pain, physically, that would come to him. There above all terrible pain in the father. Turning his back sin was laid upon that he knew that all the other side of the was something glorious to come. John 17 verse one. These words spake Jesus and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and saith, father, however, is come. Glorify thy son that my son also may glorify the Jesus was asked to be glorified by his crucifixion. As strange as that seems, from the human perspective, the fact that he was the Lamb of God slain for sinners lifted up from the earth, and he might draw all of the key here is lifted up like that brazen serpent in the wilderness lifted up is no hope for fallen, sinful man, he'd find even in his crucifixion and strictly again by resurrection, Jesus says, glorify thou me did Jesus believe that was coming. Certainly, he did verse five and now. Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with me before the world was was not to be expected was that in view, but he pray Lord, glorify me with that glory that I had with the before the world's now for the more when Jesus went to the cross. In view of the prophecies we just quoted from Isaiah that he would see her suffering and be satisfied that he said that he was laying down his life for the sheep did Jesus believe that those that were given to him by the father to be secure all the father gives me shall come to me and him that cometh to be idle in the wise cast out. John chapter 10 a says, verse 28 and I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My father, which gave the me, is greater than all and no man is able to pluck them out. He certainly saw that they were secure in the father's hand. No man able to pluck them out on the father's hand so it might then be argued from the standpoint of human reasoning since that which would secure them the price paid for them was by the shedding of his blood at the cross, then certainly there was no need to pray for them. But let's look at the ninth verse of John 17. I pray for them.

I pray not for the world. Look for them which thou hast given me, for they are. I'm praying for them who I think the ones that were given to him by the father in the covenant and all minor line of minor mind and I am glorified in them and now I'm no more in the world, but these are in the world and I come to the holy father keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one as we I don't think he's talking about unity just among believers.

He's talking about a unity of these individuals with him just as he and the father are one. Make pleased one United to me as their Savior.

So I say why I pray this prayer. Obviously it's a prayer that ought to be part Jesus never spoke not a word. Everything he ever did everything & ever present ever prayed was perfectly in keeping with the father's will. It was the right thing to do, and he's praying.

Keep them keep father verse 24 father. I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am if you saw the flame of the soul of a satisfied that he not believe, even for time that he would secure those from the price was paid yet here he is praying. Keep them that they might be with me where I am that they made the whole my glory, which thou hast given me, for thou love this may before the foundation of the world.

Jesus prayed for those that were given to him by the father he was going to purchase them at the cross, but he prays for the future and you want he still praying for you supply is redemption not complete shortly so the price was fully paid to the cross but Jesus ever lives to make intercession for us is not comforting to know that he still prays for us, but here's the point person either goes to an extreme.

On one side say that a lot of things God would like to do and he can't, I don't see the need to pray because God's already done everything you can do. I used to wonder about that years ago when I would hear somebody make this kind of feel center God has done everything he can do and you're still not say that's messed up to you. You talk about somebody being in bad shape of the God of heaven is done everything he can do the still not saving and then they would say let's bow our heads and pray and pray Lord saying center assessment announced that he can't do it anyway because they won't let so you got some on one side the chain. I don't even recognize God's power and sovereignty so is no need to pray, go on the other side's about is what I believe in the sovereignty of God. I believe it talks about a purpose and so was he used to pray when you pray, parents you pray for your children you pray Lord give them good health Lord, give them a good mate bless my daughters to find a good husband and godly husband.

Let litmus my sons to find a godly bless them with children supply other interior leads keep them from evil influences pray all of that, would you stop short and not pray for the salvation of their soul, human reasoning, somebody says if God has an elect people. There's no need to pray God has elected and predestinated the people that's settled. No need to pray, but you see that thinking is influenced only if you have a limited view of God's sovereignty. If you believe that God's sovereign choice in God's sovereign rule is only with regard to the salvation of the soul.

Therefore, attached to eternal things but he's not sovereign over the details of life here. You may feel differently about but if you come to the realization right. Jesus taught me to pray. Give us this day our daily bread. He's promised to provide for a buddy told to pray for, because it demonstrates my dependence upon him. God's purposes are not going to fail all those given to the father before the foundation of the world and redeemed at the cross called effects of the Holy Spirit. On the one day stand in glory lifting up that triumphant course waving palm branches of victory and saying Bauer were different.

I was laying in hast redeemed us to God about prices. We do not want to pray Lord stole your amazing grace my children and pray that for your children and your family. We cannot pray it for others. So the question comes number four, so how should we pray.

Well first of all we should pray with confidence the fact that God is sovereign should not discourage us, but he encouraged us to pray, pray with confidence because God is sovereign because he does have all power because he is in control because he rules and reigns. Pray because God has promised to. Here's Micah chapter 7 verse seven.

Therefore, while I look in the Lord I will wait for the God of my salvation God will hear me by freezing the plaintiff concert I would hear you play the privilege to try to get the point with the mayor Cincinnati it might take weeks to get in if he ever got there. You might not get an appointment visit with the president of the United States if he wanted. Speak your mind there. But think about.

You can talk to the God of heaven today.

He says he will. What a privilege to be able to call upon and we can pray with confidence because we praying not only feel well. In fact, you are to make you feel better about yourself. Say it's been a tough battle but I'm finding pull things together. I think God might hear me now hear the prayer of the proud of the most you are unworthy, all of us are unworthy, but you're not playing in your name, your pray for his namesake. Psalm 79 verse nine says helpless old God of our salvation for the glory of thy name and deliver us and purge away our sins, for by namesake findings pray in Jesus. Or, as Abednego that is because I deserve nothing say with the patriarch Jacob. I'm not worthy of the least of my muscles, praying I need everything Brian granted for Jesus play then with confidence. Pray according to the pattern that Jesus gave order to start, hallowed be thy name. Matthew 69 that proceeds everything else in the prayer. That's where we miss it so often we rush right in with all my request. All of our needs. Lord give me this.

Given this grant with hallowed be thy name Lord above everything else. I want your name on what your name to be glorified. What your name to be lifted up to praying by kingdom come to praying. I want God's rule. God's will to be done in the earth. God's kingdom to be expanded and displayed his blessing on our church. I want this blessing to be a part of every solid Bible believing church where Christ is being honored in the gospel being preached.

Bless your churches and people in this country and around the world praying thy kingdom come, and then you pray the specifics that following that prayer.

Give us this day our daily bread that shows dependence upon him. Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. His confession Lord I'm a sinner.

Forgive me and I will be forgiving others and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.

Lord, give us grace to overcome sin. I'm sure that I could not possibly in this one message. Answer every question that would come to your mind. Some of them I probably could never answer because Deuteronomy chapter 29 says the secret things belong to God, and you try to pry open that box you find it doesn't, but may we learn from these biblical declarations and examples that if the question is asked because I believe in the sovereignty of God should really pray the question is absolutely you are to pray and believing the sovereignty of God should encourage you to pray because you're praying to God who could do something about the situation in your prayer to him is evidence of dependence upon hope that as we have viewed the subject of prayer in connection with God's absolute sovereignty that you have been edified and blessed.

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