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In the Old Testament, people were always going to the high priest to get their requests made known to God. There was always a mediator because the common person was not allowed access to the Father.

When Jesus came and died, the veil in the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. This was God doing away with the barrier and giving access to all people to have direct communication with Him.

To many times today, we want to stay under the Old Testament law and way of life. We want to run to the board of elders or the pastor and ask them to pray for us. No man is to be our head, only Christ.

We seem to forget that we don’t need the board of elders or the pastor. God our Father has provided direct access to Himself that we might come before Him and make our requests known. Christ is the head of His Church, which is made up of us living stones. We are the Church and through the work of Christ, we have direct access to the Father.

I don’t understand why so many people want to look to another person, and seemingly set them up on a higher level than the rest of us. There are elders in the body of Christ, but they are there as more experienced, longer-in-the-faith people to help and encourage us, not to take authority. Obviously we are to pray for one another and support one another, but we don’t look up to any person as having more authority or more power to go to God for us.

Christ has given us a great privilege to be able to go directly to the Father. Let’s not miss the opportunity by looking more to man than to our Father.

Let’s no longer take it to the board in prayer, but take it to the Lord in prayer.

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God Help Me

We all want and need God’s help. Or do we?

I’ve come to realize that asking for God’s help is just like saying I can do some of this myself. I just need a little extra help to get me through.

I know sometimes it seems the words aren’t that important, saying we need His help or we need His strength, but I think it is important to have the right frame of mind. Until we realize that asking for help is just the same as saying we can do some of this on our own, is a lot different than admitting that we can’t do anything on our own. He is the vine, we are the branch. We get our strength and life from Him.

It seems some of the weak areas I have in my life never changed when I was asking God for His help to overcome them. One day I realized I was constantly having the same problems time after time. I came to the point I admitted I could not do this. I told God if He didn’t give me His strength, I was going to keep right on doing the things I was trying to overcome in my own strength.

Subconsciously we all know we can’t live this life without God. Once we finally realize and consciously tell God we can’t do it, that we don’t need His help but we need His strength, then things will start to change. God is saying that His strength is sufficient. He doesn’t need our help, it’s all Him.

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