Summary: But dying daily is one of the greatest victories that we as human can obtain from sins.
A. "CREATE IN ME A CLEAN HEART, O GOD; AND RENEW A RIGHT SPIRIT WITHIN ME" PSALM 51:10
1. The prayer of David:
a. This prayer should be the ideal for every living Christian.
b. The desires for holiness should be the longing of every living Christian.
c. God is always willing to answers the prayers of those who thirst and hunger after righteousness.
2. That type of prayer:
a. Inspired in our minds the desires to reach a higher ground.
b. This is not desires to posses’ worldly gain or materials things that corrupts, but a desire to be pure and holy before our God.
c. When we prayed this way we recognized that the God we worship is Holy and Truth.
d. We recognize our feebleness when we come before him.
e. We recognize his mighty power to read the mind, and search the deeper thing of the heart.
f. That type of prayers brings us a sense of belonging to a God who is The Holy of Hollies, and His ability and power to sanctify those who approach Him.
B. WHAT IS TRUE PRAYER AS REVEALED IN OUR OPENING TEXT?
1. True prayer:
a. The prayer that comes from the God of the Spirit is the only prayer that can lead us to Him.
b. This prayer is truth because forgiveness of sins and pardon has already been assured.
c. The earnest desires of the heart to be clean and the calling for an upright Spirit is the assurance that he wants to live in obedience to him who has just forgiven Him.
d. He does not rejoice in sin, he wants to be pure of heart and upright in spirit.
e. He knows that he does not belong to the kingdom of this world; he desires the communication with the angels above, and the love of the Father and Son.
f. He recognized that he was in the world, yet he does not belong to the world.
2. He was assured that pardon has been given to him:
a. "I acknowledged my sin unto Thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and Thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin." - Ps. 32:5
b. He longed to be complete in Him, who has the power to keeps us from all unrighteousness –
c. "KJV Ephesians 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;”
d. He knows that this renewing does not comes from works of righteousness that he have done –
e. KJV Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
f. That is the act of God, base upon His justice and not our works - Col. 3:10
g. God is the one who do the washing in us as well as the renewing of the spirit; it is His work and not us.
h. That work constitutes a new creation - the new birth - John 3:3-9; 2 Cor. 5:1
3. Let our prayers proclaim His promises to us:
a. All of God’s promises have been given to us, when we prayed we have to proclaim his promises so that our faith can increase by the power of the Word of God.
b. Note what the Bible says about true prayer, "And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that please him" - 1 John 3:22;