Monday, October 21, 2013

50-Disputations on Daniel 9:3 and Godly-Prayer Devotion in Allegiance to the Blessed Trinity Alone

Mike Petillo
"Prayer Warrior"

Daniel 9:3 NASB
"...So I gave my attention to the Lord God to seek Him by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth and ashes..."

Christian, seek not yet repose,
Cast thy dreams of ease away;
Thou art in the midst of foes:
Watch and pray.
Principalities and pow'rs,
Must'ring their unseen array,
Wait for thine unguarded hours:
Watch and pray.
Gird thy heav'nly armor on,
Wear it ever, night and day;
Ambushed lies the evil one:
Watch and pray.
Hear the victors who o'ercame:
Still they mark each warrior's way;
All with one sweet voice exclaim,
"Watch and pray."
Hear, above all, hear thy Lord,
Him thou lovest to obey;
Hide within thy heart his word,
"Watch and pray."
Watch, as if on that alone
Hung the issue of the day;
Pray, that help may be sent down:
Watch and pray.  (TH, 471).

1.)  The attention of Daniel was the Triune God alone.

2.)  The attention of Daniel was seeking Him alone.

3.)  The attention of Daniel was prayer to the Trinity.

4.)  The attention of Daniel was supplications to God.

5.)  The attention of Daniel was fasting to God.

6.)  The attention of Daniel was sackcloth.

7.)   The attention of Daniel was lamenting ashes.

8.)   Prayer is a pathway to peace before a holy God.

9.)  Attention is to God because He is the greatest.

10.)  Supplications are for all of us to a holy Triune God.

11.)  Fasting to a holy Triune God is about  a submissive humility, because its about more of Jesus and less of the world.

12.)  Prayer is about allegiance to God alone.

13.)  Devotion is about motives: namely, does it honor God?

14.)  The godly-prayer of Christians is about Bible-centeredness, because the Bible is the Book to honor due to the trustworthy internal and external infallible evidence.

15.)  Fasting from food is connected with prayer.

16.)  Fasting is possible in-between meals.

17.)  Supplications is telling God what You want.

18.)  Mourning worship is about spiritual ashes.

19.)  Prayer-driven allegiance means the honor of Jesus.

20.)  The honor of Jesus is about excellence and His glory.

21.)  Holy prayer is about dedication to set apart time to God.

22.)  Always be respectful and reverential to God.

23.)  No one should pray to a creature.

24.)  No one should pray to an angel.

25.)  It is best to go to God alone in prayer.

26.)  No one is greater than a holy Triune God alone.

27.)  Allegiance is about Bible honor.

28.)  Do you struggle with prayer?  Every fallen sinner struggles with sinfulness of sin, because it is against our total depraved natures from conception.

29.)  Devotion to a holy God is better than slavery to men.

30.)  Devotion to God will make you prayer aright.

31.)  Allegiance is about Jesus honor.

32.)  Do you struggle with bringing supplications to God?  Keep coming to a holy Triune God.  He is testing our persistence and motives in prayer.

33.)  Suppose you have a prayer request, but you can't bear the burden alone.  Take up and write to a trustworthy friend.  For example, Ligonier Ministries at will pray for you in the most trying circumstance.

34.)  We should have a "Genesis Flood" in prayer to God.  There was a time when I spend hours over hours in prayer on my knees, etc (three separate hours on my knees but before this was eight hours walking, laying down, etc... and praying).  Sometimes it takes a lot of hard work to prayer for a long time on the knees.  I hope to get back to this because I never had as much happiness when I devoted myself to prayer in this way.

35.)  Prayer is a way to ask God for mercy.

36.)  No one is saved by prayer, but no one is saved apart from prayer.  Christ alone is how we are saved, because its all about Him and not about us.

37.)  Prayer is a way to ask God for justice.

38.)  Prayer is a way to ask God for correction to God, and He will work it out through His way alone.

39.)  Prayer is a way to be Bible-based.

40.)   Prayer is way to use rational Bible truth.

41.)  Prayer is a way to pray for all in any level of authority: namely, local, state and federal.

42.)  We should pray for the Reformed eldership, deacons and the people of God.

43.)  There is no way to escape a prayer life if you seek to honor the Bible over satanic-sexual determinism through Satan and Balaam-furthered second cause to dishonor Jesus Christ.

44.)  Prayer and ministry go hand-in-hand.

45.)  Prayer is about an enslavement freedom to a holy Triune God, because it simply means kept by Jesus to do His immediate will rather than submit to Satan in the captivity of the fallen nature.

46.)  Daniel is a picture of a prayer warrior.

47.)  Daniel is a picture of Jesus Christ.

48.)  The prayer life of Jesus is a model for all.

49.)   Submit to prayer not wrongdoing to advance.

50.)  It took nearly ten years since I was spiritually awakened in the later summer of 2004 to get a Professor job and to be emotionally healed.

From the depths my prayer ascendeth
Unto God on high;
Hear, O Lord, my supplication
And my cry.
None can stand unscathed and blameless
In thy judgment just,
But the contrite in thy mercy
Humbly trust.
Lord, my hope is in thy promise,
And I wait for thee
More than they who watch for morning,
Light to see.
With the Lord is tender mercy,
And redeeming love;
Israel, look for full salvation
From above.  (TH, 570).

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