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IV. Apply God’s Word:
A-2. Praying the Scripture – This is my prayer, that I made from the Scriptures:
Father, in the Name of Jesus, and by the Power of His Mighty Blood, I refuse to worry about my life; what I am going to eat, drink, or wear. You take care of the birds, grass, and flowers; therefore, I KNOW You will take care of me! I will not be like the people who do not know you, and ask You for things, You ALREADY know that I need.
But I will seek first Your Kingdom, Your righteousness, which ONLY comes through Jesus; I WILL seek FIRST, way of doing and being right, and WILL NOT lean to my OWN understanding! Because MY righteousness, is as filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6)!
Father, I CHOOSE NOT TO let my heart be troubled, but I put my trust in You! I WILL NOT be afraid either; I WILL ALLOW YOUR perfect peace, that Jesus left me, to keep me calm in EVERY circumstance and give me courage and strength, in EVERY challenge!
I also CHOOSE Father, NOT TO be anxious, worried, or concerned about ANYTHING, but in EVERY circumstance and situation, I WILL make my request known unto You, with thanksgiving in advance. Then Your peace, the peace that reassures my heart, and transcends ALL my understanding, WILL stand guard and keep worry from corroding my heart, and unworthy thoughts, from tearing up my mind! I receive Your peace NOW Father, in Jesus’ Mighty Name!!
Thank You Father for YOUR peace, that Jesus left me, and Holy Spirit HAS given me; thank You Father, for my FULL manifestation, of ALL my benefits, Jesus has given to me!!
I TAKE BACK from the enemy, EVERYTHING he has stolen from me, that he shouldn’t have; Father, I don’t want ANYTHING, that You did not ordain for me to have!! Father, remove EVERYONE, and EVERYTHING, that is in my life, that is NOT of You, and that You did not ordain, and give me the things You want me to have, and put the people in my life, You want to have in my life, in this season, in Jesus’ Mighty Name, Amen!!
I am going to rewrite here, what I wrote in Session 12 Part 2 – B-1-5, so you can refresh your minds, on what John MacArthur said in his teaching, “The Gift of Peace,” about the meaning of the word “guard,” in Philippians 4:7.
John MacArthur said that the peace of God is not based on circumstance like the world’s peace, so it doesn’t make sense to the carnal mind; Paul says it is a peace that surpasses comprehension.
In the NASB95 version, Philippians 4:7 says: "And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Subjective peace is divine, supernatural peace; it cannot be figured out on a human level.
John MacArthur goes on to explain in “The Gift of Peace” teaching, the meaning of the word “guard” in Philippians 4:7; this is what he said: “The word for "guard" in Philippians 4:7 is not the word that means to "watch," or "keep imprisoned." It is a word that is often used in a military sense, meaning "to stand at a post and guard against the aggression of an enemy." When peace is on guard, the Christian has entered an impregnable citadel from which nothing can dislodge him. The name of the fortress is Christ, and the guard is peace. The peace of God stands guard and keeps worry from the corroding our hearts, and unworthy thoughts from tearing up our minds.”
Now, with the words of John MacArthur said once again, I agree with you all, that God’s peace, WILL guard your hearts and minds, as you seek God’s Kingdom and HIS WAY of doing things, HIS Righteousness (Jesus, our Lord and Savior) FIRST! I pray God will deliver, heal, and restore you all, wherever you need it, in Jesus’ Mighty Name and by the Power (Holy Spirit) of His Blood, Amen!! Thank You Father for hearing and answering our prayers, in Jesus’ Mighty Name, and by the Power of His Blood, Amen!!
As you can see from the Scriptures in this teaching, we have the victory ALREADY, through Jesus, over ALL, worry, anxiety, concerns, and ANYTHING else, that would come to trouble our hearts, to keep us frustrated, so we cannot hear God, obey God, or walk according to His will for us! All we has to do, is make up in our minds, once and for all, that we WILL obey God, by laying aside EVERY WEIGHT, AND SIN, THAT SO EASILY BESETS US (Hebrews 12:1-2 – KJV), and CAST ALL our cares (ALL anxieties, ALL concerns, and ALL worries), on God because He cares for about us (1 Peter 5:7)!
Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks