Friday, January 05, 2018

Day Five: Learning to Pray With an Open Door to the Father

Deception in the garden.
Satan, the Deceiver with his cunning deceptions, says one thing but his message is twofold.
1   He causes her to doubt God;  ‘you surely will not die’ in other words God is lying to you
2. He appeals to her pride; your eyes will be open, you will be like God 
The truth, however, is that We were created in God’s image. Therefore, we are like God already.
 But Satan wants to sow doubt in God and plant the lie that only by seeking knowledge to know good and evil can we be like God. 
This deception is the root of human insecurity and the motivator for our unending quest for knowledge apart from God’s plan, boundaries and authority, through which we were created by God to become perfected in His image, To rule and reign with God throughout eternity.
Alignment with and submission to God allows us to thrive within  His plan, under His authority, and within His prescribed boundaries. To some, this means we are limited, but in truth, it is the Creator and designers way. Hebrews 12:2 tells us that even Jesus did this. 
‘fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.’

Day Five:  Conclusion
1. Our perfection is only complete as we align ourselves with God.
 Acts 17:28a ‘For in Him we live and move and exist [that is, in Him, we actually have our being], ’

2. It is only from this position within God that we discover the complete freedom to communicate in prayer with God.

Thursday, January 04, 2018

What Enoch teaches us.



Day Four: Learning to Pray With an Open Door to the Father.
What Enoch teaches us.
In our reading, We looked up scripture about Enoch. The Bible tells us He pleased God, that He walked with God for 300 years and that He had a reputation of pleasing God and that He had faith. It tells about His faith. In Hebrews 11:5-6
5 By faith Enoch was taken from this life so that he did not experience death: “He could not be found because God had taken him away.”[a] For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. 6, And without faith, it is impossible to please God because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
This tells us about God and some of the primary factors in our relationship.
He Exists and He is the creator, and He is the one who sustains all that exists.
He rewards everyone who diligently seeks Him
Faith in God and belief in His existence is not merely intellectual acknowledgment but as John 1:12 say believing in and receiving Him.
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name.
The receiving comes with accepting His authority, structure, and boundaries, which is the opposite of What Satan the Deceiver offered in the Garden
If we desire to be in relationship with God, it must be on His terms, with His authority ruling our lives
We must diligently seek Him, His ways, His Rules His authority in our lives.
Tomorrow’s Reading assignmentGenesis 3:3-5
3but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, 'You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.'" 4The serpent said to the woman, "You surely will not die! 5" For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
What lies are in Satan’s statements and what else is saying?

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Day Three: Learning to Pray with an Open Door to the Father,


So far we have explored the idea that prayer is a conversation with God.
We also explored the framework of our relationship with God and how it shapes our communication with Him,
In our assigned reading we see how Jesus came to 'seek and save that which was lost.' when we examine Genesis 1-4 we know what was lost.
The reading of Genesis 1-4 shows us that what was lost in the Garden was our relationship with God and the loss resulted in the loss of the benefits from being in proper alignment with God.
Luke 19:10, John 10:9 and Genesis 1-4 give us a clear message of Jesus restoration of our relationship with God so that we once again have an open door between God and us.
In these passages, we find the foundation of our prayer life or as we have stated open communication with God.
Reading Assignment: use a concordance and look up all references to Enoch. Answer this question:
What did Enoch's life of walking with God look like? Use your imagination. What did those conversations sound like? Do you think Enoch asked God about what was on God's heart that day or what God had planned for the day?

Day Two: Learning to Pray with an Open Door to the Father,


I trust your answers have been enlightening so far in our studyToday we want to build on our study from yesterday. If you read the Bible you'll see God having conversations with individuals,Long before we see any formal examples of people praying. Today we have more questions.


  1. Based on our study so far can we define prayer as conversation with God?
  2. The character of our conversations with someone are based on what we believe our relationship with that person to be and what we believe about that person and ourselves. Describe how you perceive each item here. 
  3. In our assigned reading in John 10:9  "I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.[a] They will come in and go out, and find pasture." What does this mean to you?
  4. So does this mean we are able to come and go from God's presence freely?
  5. How would you describe your relationship with God? How do you think that effect your prayer life?
  6. Reading assignment: read the first 4 chapters in Genesis. & Luke 19:10 which says "for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost. What is the most important thing we lost in the garden?"

Monday, January 01, 2018

Pray with an Open Door to the Father

Day One: Learning  to Pray with an Open Door to the Father, 
All you need is a Bible, a teachable spirit and a heart after God, a notebook physical or electronic; The answers are private and just for you.

Let’s get started by answering some questions.

  1. When someone says there is a book, class or seminar on prayer what is the 1st 3 things that come to your mind?  Write your answers down now.
  2. If you were ask to define prayer what would you say? Write your answer down now.
  3. Why do you think prayer is so hard for many people to understand and do? Write your answers now.
  4. Try to remember the very 1st time you prayed. What did you say, what were you feeling and thinking as you prayed.
  5. Use a Webster’s or other dictionary and look up the words, pray, prayer, praying then in your own words write your definition. You can also find Webster’s online at https://www.merriam-webster.com
  6. What other term, word or concept could you replace prayer with in your walk with God? Yes, write it down.
  7. Tomorrow’s Assignment: Read John’s Gospel Chapter 10 verses 1-30

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

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Monday, October 02, 2017

What or Who is Ruling Your Life Today

We can Bring Our Thoughts and Emotions into Submission to faith

Corinthians 10:5 We tear down arguments, and every presumption set up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of Timidity, cowardice or Fear, but of power, and of love, and of sound and self-controlled Heart, Mind and Spirit.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Wisdom For Spiritual Warfare

There are many scriptures that teach strategies and principles for Spiritual warfare throughout the Bible.

Understanding the Armor of God, exercising God's authority wisely  and functioning according to the the Strategies of God are vital to winning the battles either large or small. 

While all of God’s Word (provides wise counsel) I have found these places in the Bible provide strategic wisdom upon which winning the Warfare in the Spirit really depends.

1. Genesis 1-3 as it shows us God’s original plan and His redemptive promise. 
2.  The book of Joshua as it teaches foundational principles for every battle by obtaining and Obeying God’s Strategy 
3. The Gospels where we see God’s plan of redemption and the authority of Christ, which He has given to us, as well as, the strategy of Jesus in seeking, knowing and doing the Fathers will in all things. 
4. The book of Ephesians and Hebrews where we see all created powers and the powers of darkness are subject to the authority of Christ in us. For he has transformed us and it is who we are in Him that causes hell to tremble.
5.     
     Our part is to be fit for battle and ready in season and out. So that we may know and cooperate with God’s strategic battle plans.

“He said, “Listen carefully, all [you people of] Judah, and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and King Jehoshaphat. The Lord says this to you: ‘Be not afraid or dismayed at this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.”

My prayer for you and your family is found in 3 John 1:2 I pray that in every way you may succeed and prosper and be in good health [physically], just as [I know] your soul prospers [spiritually]. 

For then you will not be cut off nor your season cut short.


Discover and Obey God’s Strategy 

in All things at All Times

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Rediscovering Life with an Open Door to God


The Way to Rediscovering Life with an open door to our creator and God

We were created in the image of God (Gen 1:27). There is within us an urgent desire, a thirst only quenched when our relationship with God is restored and nurtured in an uninterrupted and free flowing interaction with one another. When this occurs we begin to discover the delight, which a harmonious ever-flowing interaction with God brings about. Much like the vibrations of a tuning fork we are tuned in with God. This brings about a symphony from within us and through us to the world around us, which is individually unique and delightful, as we become a (body soul and spirit) multidimensional tapestry designed by God to be fulfilled in harmony with Him.

If we are to move from our created desire for God to a life of delighting in Him and the manifestation of what He created us to be and do will it will require the re-establishment of the relationship He designed for us to have. We see from the Bible that the mission of Jesus the Messiah is the re-establishment of our relationship with God the father. He is the only way to the father, the open door, the way the truth and the life. John 10:7-9 and John14:6.
With the way between us open we (God & us) are free to restore our interaction with one another. The development of this or (Working out our salvation) growing in God like any relationship requires that we (Hebrews 11:5-6) diligently seek Him and reap the reward this passage proclaims to us. We understand that we are saved by grace and are to rest in Him for our salvation, deliverance from sin and its penalty of death and separation from God.
What does this diligently seeking Him look like you might ask? It requires that we rediscover who God is and what are His ways. This includes discovering the names and attributes of God, what they reveal about His nature and how He interacts with people from the pages of the Bible in conjunction with these revealed qualities.

 It requires discovering who we are for we are fearfully and wonderfully made. Then we can grow in our understanding of how the elements of who we are work together to become the unique tapestry God has designed us to be.
This tapestry is not merely a collection of the elements of who we are but becomes complete as we allow our creator to bring true life to those elements. Our life’s elements, DNA, culture, family environment, education, life experiences along with our natural gifts, talents and skills mix with the supernatural gifts and ways God works in us to bring about the completed design He has stored up for us.

A very unique and life giving aspect of our relationship with God is learning who we are in Him and putting aside our old nature with its understanding and behavior, which bring death and putting on or living according to our new nature in God as empowered by His grace and the working of His Spirit in us through the active life giving truth of His Word (the Bible). It is only as we learn of Him that we can more completely yield to Him and make the choices by grace and through faith, which are the substance of the working out part of our daily being saved.

We enter into our new life as we are born again by the spirit through Jesus the Messiah. This transformational process of becoming the unique individual God designed us to be, the original Greek calls Sodzo or being saved. The word Sodzo or salvation is a present continuous word, which means that our salvation starts with the new birth and continues on as long as we are in this earthly realm. Along with the ongoing nature of our “being saved” is Phil 2:12  Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear.’ which seems counter intuitive to salvation by grace alone but it speaks to the transformational process in our lives which is ongoing in this life. We must decide daily and sometimes, moment by moment to live according to the new nature and to deny and put to death the old nature. We do so not just in a loving relationship with our Heavenly Father but with true wisdom and a proper upstanding of the price sin has on us, the world we live in, our relationship with God and the terrible price Jesus paid for our sins that we might be redeemed from sin’s slavery and eternal death, made right with God and given free access to Him and His created purpose for us once again.

Our choosing daily to be in Him,’ to live and breathe and have our being in Him’ (Acts (17:28) requires disciplines that help us grow in grace as we reject the old nature and its ways and participate in the new life. These spiritual disciplines help us reject the world, the flesh and the devil and help us nurture and grow into the way of life of a person who is pleasing God, who is made right with God and who is walking with Him according to His original design for us.

 The interweaving of all these unique multidimensional threads mentioned above move us from an incomplete and misshapen version of God’s deign for us to the blossoming of a beautiful unique individual whom God chooses to use as He unfolds His kingdom’s beauty and majesty into the lives we interact with along the way in our life's journey.
Copy Write from my soon to be released book
Wayne Newcomb (c) 2017