Don’t Bring Your Needs . . . by Pastor Melissa Scott

June 22, 2014 · Posted in Pastor Melissa Scott 

Let me tell you something: you don’t bring any needs into the
inner court.

That’s all taken care of in the outer court.

Human need is adequately met at the altar of sacrifice. In the inner court, God is the
Recipient. You come in here to kindle an altar of praise to Him. If in the
last few days you have not found a place to pray, and tuned every
pressure of your need and every other need out, and done only one single
thing: lift praises to Him, then you have not moved into that inner court.
Every prayer is, “Give me this and give me that” and “Worry with
me about this.” Leave it in the outer court! You don’t take anything into
the inner court!

You bring yourself to God. That’s not just Old Testament doctrine; Luke 5:15 says, “So much the more there went a fame abroad of him,” speaking of Jesus, “and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities.” Now they needed to hear, and they needed to be healed. Nobody can challenge that.

He had the words of life, and He could heal them. A conjunction is in the
Gospel: “And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and there prayed.”
He made the very press of the crowd and its needs an excuse to go pray,
and He was the Son of God. You turn away from the line of people with
their needs.

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