Broken Chains Ministry

Prayer changes the way God acts!

James4:2 “Yet you do not have because you do not ask
He implies that failure to ask deprives us of what God would have otherwise given to us

We pray God responds
2Chron 7:14 14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. If and when God’s people pray{with humility and repentance}, then HE will hear and forgive them The prayers of His people clearly affect how God acts.

1John1:9 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us. We confess He forgives!
Effective prayer is made possible by Our Mediator Jesus Christ
1st Tim 2:5 5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,
Because we are sinful and God is Holy we have no right to enter into presence Jesus is our Mediator
Heb4: 14-16 14 S

As recipiants of the new covenant, we do not need to stay”outside the temple” as all believers except the priests were required to do under the old covenant.Nor do we need to stay outside the Holy of Holies.
But now, since Christ died as our mediational High Priest Heb 7:25-27 25 Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.
26 For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens; 27 who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the people’s, for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself.
He has gained for us boldness and access to the very presence of God.Therefore “we have confidence to enter into the Holy places by the blood of Jesus
Heb 10:19-25 19 Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, 21 and having a 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. 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.

What is the authur of Hebrews talking about”When we enter the Holy places”? He is talking about a reality in the unseen spiritual realm:With Christ as Mediator we enter NOT into the earthly temple in Jerusalem, but into the true sanctuary, into “Heaven itself”,where Christ has gone “to appear in the presence of God on our behalf”
Heb 9:24 For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us;
1 John5:14Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

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