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AUGUST BIRTHDAYS-18TH -LILLIANNA THORNTON
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LILLY!! 
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The month of August we will have some lessons from the Gospel of Mark called “Lessons from the Lake”                         
WHO I AM IN CHRIST
I AM ACCEPTED
I AM SECURE
I AM SIGNIFICANT
I AM ACCEPTED: 
I AM GOD’S CHILD John 1:12-But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.
AS A DISCIPLE, I AM A FRIEND OF JESUS CHRIST John 15:15-I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me.
I HAVE BEEN JUSTIFIED (declared righteous) Romans 5:1-Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.
I AM UNITED WITH THE LORD, AND I AM ONE WITH HIM IN SPIRIT 1 Corinthians 6:17-But the person who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with him.
I HAVE BEEN BOUGHT WITH A PRICE AND I BELONG TO GOD 1 Corinthians 6:19-20-Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, 20 for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.
I AM A MEMBER OF CHRIST BODY 1 Corinthians 12:27– All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.
I HAVE BEEN CHOSEN BY GOD AND ADOPTED AS HIS CHILD Ephesians 1:3-8  3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. 4 Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. 5 God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. 6 So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son. 7 He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. 8 He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding.
I HAVE BEEN REDEEMED AND FORGIVEN OF ALL MY SINS Colossians 1:13-14 13 For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, 14 who purchased our freedom[a] and forgave our sins.
I AM COMPLETE IN CHRIST Colossians 2:9-10 9 For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body. 10 So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.
I HAVE DIRECT ACCESS TO THE THRONE OF GRACE THROUGH JESUS CHRIST Hebrews 4:14-16 14 So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. 15 This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. 16 So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.
I AM SECURE: 
I AM FREE FROM CONDEMNATION Romans 8:1-2 So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. 2 And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.
I AM ASSURED THAT GOD WORKS FOR MY GOOD IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES Romans 8:28-And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
I AM FREE FROM ANY CONDEMNATION BROUGHT AGAINST ME AND I CANNOT BE SEPARATED FROM THE LOVE OF GOD Romans 8:31-39 31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? 33 Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. 34 Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.
35 Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? 36 (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”) 37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[b] neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
I HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED, ANOINTED, AND SEALED BY GOD 2 Corinthians 1:21-22 21 It is God who enables us, along with you, to stand firm for Christ. He has commissioned us, 22 and he has identified us as his own by placing the Holy Spirit in our hearts as the first installment that guarantees everything he has promised us.
I AM HIDDEN WITH CHRIST IN GOD Colossians 3:1-4 Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. 2 Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. 3 For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 And when Christ, who is your life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory.
I AM CONFIDENT THAT GOD WILL COMPLETE THE GOOD WORK HE STARTED IN ME Philippians 1:6 And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
I AM A CITIZEN OF HEAVEN Philippians 3:20 But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior.
I HAVE NOT BEEN GIVEN A SPIRIT OF FEAR BUT OF POWER, LOVE, AND A SOUND MIND 2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.
I AM BORN OF GOD AND THE EVIL ONE CANNOT TOUCH ME 1 John 5:18 We know that God’s children do not make a practice of sinning, for God’s Son holds them securely, and the evil one cannot touch them.
 
I AM SIGNIFICANT: 
I AM A BRANCH OF JESUS CHRIST, THE TRUE VINE AND A CHANNEL OF HIS LIFE JOHN 15:5 5 “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.
I HAVE BEEN CHOSEN AND APPOINTED TO BEAR FRUIT John 15:16 You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name.
I AM GOD’S TEMPLE 1 Corinthians 3:16 Don’t you realize that all of you together are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God lives in you?
I AM A MINISTER OF RECONCILIATION FOR GOD 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 18 And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. 19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. 20 So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” 21 For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.
I AM SEATED WITH JESUS CHRIST IN THE HEAVENLY REALM Ephesians 2:6 For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus.
I AM GOD’S WORKMANSHIP Ephesians 2:10 10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
I MAY APPROACH GOD WITH FREEDOM AND CONFIDENCE Ephesians 3:12 Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence.
I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST, WHO STRENGTHENS ME Philippians 4:13 For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.                                                                                                                              WHO I AM IN CHRIST
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Praying Through the Tabernacle Prayer Guide
God instituted the Old Testament Tabernacle as means of approaching His throne through worship and sacrifice. This tabernacle was the pattern for the Temple in Jerusalem and also reflects the architecture of heaven in the New Testament book of Revelation. This is an outline used for approaching God though worship and praise in prayer. Every article of the Tabernacle will serve to inspire you to pray and thus to bring you closer to God and His glory!
Psalm 89:15-16  (NLT) 
Happy are those who hear the joyful call to worship,
for they will walk in the light of your presence, Lord.16 They rejoice all day long in your wonderful reputation.
They exult in your righteousness.
1st- The Laver
The Priests began their ministry in the Tabernacle at the laver filled with clean water.
Exodus 30:18-21(NLT)18 “Make a bronze washbasin with a bronze stand. Place it between the Tabernacle and the altar, and fill it with water. 19 Aaron and his sons will wash their hands and feet there. 20 They must wash with water whenever they go into the Tabernacle to appear before the LORD and when they approach the altar to burn up their special gifts to the LORD—or they will die! 21 They must always wash their hands and feet, or they will die. This is a permanent law for Aaron and his descendants, to be observed from generation to generation.”
The Laver stood between the Altar and the Tabernacle
The Laver demonstrates for us the need of daily cleansing from sin and the contamination of the world in which we live. This daily cleansing prepares us to enter into His glorious presence.
As we prepare to enter the Presence of God we should CONFESS our sins as a means of cleansing.
1 John 1:9 (NLT)9 But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.
James 4:7-10 (NLT)7 So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. 9 Let there be tears for what you have done. Let there be sorrow and deep grief. Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.
Matthew 6:12 (NLT) 12 and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us.
As we prepare to enter the Presence of God we should also CRUCIFY OUR FLESH and put off the practices of the world and those things that are out of place in the life of the believer.
Luke 9:23-26 (NLT) 23 Then he said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross daily, and follow me.  24 If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it. 25 And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but are yourself lost or destroyed? 26 If anyone is ashamed of me and my message, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he returns in his glory and in the glory of the Father and the holy angels. 
Romans 6:6-10 (NLT) 6 We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin. 7 For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin. 8 And since we died with Christ, we know we will also live with him. 9 We are sure of this because Christ was raised from the dead, and he will never die again. Death no longer has any power over him. 10 When he died, he died once to break the power of sin. But now that he lives, he lives for the glory of God.
Colossians 3:1-10 (NLT) 3 Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. 2 Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. 3 For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 And when Christ, who is your life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory.
5 So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. Don’t be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world. 6 Because of these sins, the anger of God is coming. 7 You used to do these things when your life was still part of this world. 8 But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language. 9 Don’t lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds. 10 Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him.
Ephesians 5:3-7 (NLT) 3 Let there be no sexual immorality, impurity, or greed among you. Such sins have no place among God’s people. 4 Obscene stories, foolish talk, and coarse jokes—these are not for you. Instead, let there be thankfulness to God. 5 You can be sure that no immoral, impure, or greedy person will inherit the Kingdom of Christ and of God. For a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world.
6 Don’t be fooled by those who try to excuse these sins, for the anger of God will fall on all who disobey him. 7 Don’t participate in the things these people do.
 
 
 
2nd-The Altar of Sacrifice
The Altar of Sacrifice represents for us The Cross of Jesus Christ. The blood was shed and poured out at the altar. The life of our substitute was given at the altar. When we come to the altar our hearts are overwhelmed with praise, thanksgiving, and a spirit of worship because of what God the Father has given for us in Jesus.
At the Altar we should PRAISE THE LORD for the blood of Jesus Christ shed for our redemption: Christ’s blood grants access to the Holy Place in heaven.
Hebrews 10:19-22  (NLT)
19 And so, dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus. 20 By his death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place. 21 And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God’s house, 22 let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water.
Christ blood grants us forgiveness and cleansing from our sins. past and present.
1 John 1:7  (NLT)
7 But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.
Hebrews 9:14  (NLT)
14 Just think how much more the blood of Christ will purify our consciences from sinful deeds so that we can worship the living God. For by the power of the eternal Spirit, Christ offered himself to God as a perfect sacrifice for our sins.
At the Altar we should also GIVE THANKS unto the Lord for just as the priests of the Old Testament offered sacrifices at the Altar, Jesus Christ offered HIMSELF as the complete and total fulfillment of the sacrificial system.
Thank the Father for Jesus dying on the Cross for YOU. He died in YOUR PLACE as a Burnt offering for you.
Leviticus 1:2-4 (NLT)
2 “Give the following instructions to the people of Israel. When you present an animal as an offering to the Lord, you may take it from your herd of cattle or your flock of sheep and goats.
3 “If the animal you present as a burnt offering is from the herd, it must be a male with no defects. Bring it to the entrance of the Tabernacle so you may be accepted by the Lord. 4 Lay your hand on the animal’s head, and the Lord will accept its death in your place to purify you, making you right with him.
2 Corinthians 5:14-15 (NLT)
14 Either way, Christ’s love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life. 15 He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.
Thank the Father that Jesus died thus bringing fulfillment to the Guilt and sin offerings.
Leviticus 4:27-29  (NLT)
27 “If any of the common people sin by violating one of the Lord’s commands, but they don’t realize it, they are still guilty. 28 When they become aware of their sin, they must bring as an offering for their sin a female goat with no defects. 29 They must lay a hand on the head of the sin offering and slaughter it at the place where burnt offerings are slaughtered.
Leviticus 5:14-15  (NLT)
14 Then the Lord said to Moses, 15 “If one of you commits a sin by unintentionally defiling the Lord’s sacred property, you must bring a guilt offering to the Lord. The offering must be your own ram with no defects, or you may buy one of equal value with silver, as measured by the weight of the sanctuary shekel.
2 Corinthians 5:21  (NLT)
21 For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.
Hebrews 10:11-14  (NLT)
11 Under the old covenant, the priest stands an
d ministers before the altar day after day, offering the same sacrifices again and again, which can never take away sins. 12 But our High Priest offered himself to God as a single sacrifice for sins, good for all time. Then he sat down in the place of honor at God’s right hand. 13 There he waits until his enemies are humbled and made a footstool under his feet. 14 For by that one offering he forever made perfect those who are being made holy.
Thank the Father that Jesus has fulfilled the Grain Offering for us and now supplies all of your needs according to His glorious riches in Him.
Leviticus 2:1-3  (NLT)
2 “When you present grain as an offering to the Lord, the offering must consist of choice flour. You are to pour olive oil on it, sprinkle it with frankincense, 2 and bring it to Aaron’s sons, the priests. The priest will scoop out a handful of the flour moistened with oil, together with all the frankincense, and burn this representative portion on the altar. It is a special gift, a pleasing aroma to the Lord. 3 The rest of the grain offering will then be given to Aaron and his sons. This offering will be considered a most holy part of the special gifts presented to the Lord.
Philippians 4:18-19  (NLT)
18 At the moment I have all I need—and more! I am generously supplied with the gifts you sent me with Epaphroditus. They are a sweet-smelling sacrifice that is acceptable and pleasing to God. 19 And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.
Thank the Father that Jesus fulfilled the Fellowship Offering(traditionally the Peace Offering) by uniting all people as one in Himself.
Jesus Christ is the central point of fellowship for all believers.
Leviticus 7:13-15  (NLT)
13 This peace offering of thanksgiving must also be accompanied by loaves of bread made with yeast. 14 One of each kind of bread must be presented as a gift to the Lord. It will then belong to the priest who splatters the blood of the peace offering against the altar. 15 The meat of the peace offering of thanksgiving must be eaten on the same day it is offered. None of it may be saved for the next morning.
Leviticus 7:11-12  (NLT)
Further Instructions for the Peace Offering
11 “These are the instructions regarding the different kinds of peace offerings that may be presented to the Lord. 12 If you present your peace offering as an expression of thanksgiving, the usual animal sacrifice must be accompanied by various kinds of bread made without yeast—thin cakes mixed with olive oil, wafers spread with oil, and cakes made of choice flour mixed with olive oil.
Leviticus 7:16-21  (NLT)
16 “If you bring an offering to fulfill a vow or as a voluntary offering, the meat must be eaten on the same day the sacrifice is offered, but whatever is left over may be eaten on the second day. 17 Any meat left over until the third day must be completely burned up. 18 If any of the meat from the peace offering is eaten on the third day, the person who presented it will not be accepted by the Lord. You will receive no credit for offering it. By then the meat will be contaminated; if you eat it, you will be punished for your sin.
19 “Meat that touches anything ceremonially unclean may not be eaten; it must be completely burned up. The rest of the meat may be eaten, but only by people who are ceremonially clean. 20 If you are ceremonially unclean and you eat meat from a peace offering that was presented to the Lord, you will be cut off from the community. 21 If you touch anything that is unclean (whether it is human defilement or an unclean animal or any other unclean, detestable thing) and then eat meat from a peace offering presented to the Lord, you will be cut off from the community.”
Ephesians 2:14-16 (NLT)
14 For Christ himself has brought peace to us. He united Jews and Gentiles into one people when, in his own body on the cross, he broke down the wall of hostility that separated us. 15 He did this by ending the system of law with its commandments and regulations. He made peace between Jews and Gentiles by creating in himself one new people from the two groups. 16 Together as one body, Christ reconciled both groups to God by means of his death on the cross, and our hostility toward each other was put to death.
Colossians 3:11  (NLT)
11 In this new life, it doesn’t matter if you are a Jew or a Gentile circumcised or uncircumcised, barbaric, uncivilized, slave, or free. Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us.
At the Altar of Sacrifice we should WORSHIP Jesus Christ as the LAMB OF GOD which takes away the sin of the world and who is worthy to receive all power, wealth, wisdom, and strength and honor and glory and praise.
John 1:29  (NLT)
Jesus, the Lamb of God
29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
Revelation 5:12  (NLT)
12 And they sang in a mighty chorus:
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slaughtered—
to receive power and riches
and wisdom and strength
and honor and glory and blessing.”
 
3rd-The Table of the Bread of the Presence. Now we have entered into the Holy Place within the Tabernacle. The first article of furniture we see is the Table with the Bread of the Presence which represents God’s presence with us through His covenant. The Bread itself is symbolic of God’s provision in our lives. In order to have God’s provision in our lives we must do three things:
1.Seek His will in our lives above all else.
Matthew 6:33  (NLT) 33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
2.Sow of our financial resources into His Kingdom.
2 Corinthians 9:6-11 (NLT) 6 Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. 7 You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” 8 And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. 9 As the Scriptures say, “They share freely and give generously to the poor. Their good deeds will be remembered forever.” 10 For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you. 11 Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God.
3. Ask the Father to supply our needs
Mark 11:24  (NLT) 24 I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours.
Matthew 7:7-11 (NLT) 7 “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. 9 “You parents—if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? 10 Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not! 11 So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.
John 15:7-8  (NLT) 7 But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted! 8 When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father.
The Twelve Loaves on the Table represented the Twelve Tribes of the Israelites. In the same way these loaves remind us of God’s people. Therefore this is the time to pray for God’s blessing to be poured into their lives. In Deuteronomy 28:1-14 we find some of the many ways God has promised to bless his people as they obey him.
Deuteronomy 28:1-14 (NLT) Blessings for Obedience 28 “If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully keep all his commands that I am giving you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the world.
2 You will experience all these blessings if you obey the Lord your God: 3 Your towns and your fields will be blessed. 4 Your children and your crops will be blessed. The offspring of your herds and flocks will be blessed. 5 Your fruit baskets and breadboards will be blessed. 6 Wherever you go and whatever you do, you will be blessed. 7 “The Lord will conquer your enemies when they attack you. They will attack you from one direction, but they will scatter from you in seven! 8 “The Lord will guarantee a blessing on everything you do and will fill your storehouses with grain. The Lord your God will bless you in the land he is giving you. 9 “If you obey the commands of the Lord your God and walk in his ways, the Lord will establish you as his holy people as he swore he would do. 10 Then all the nations of the world will see that you are a people claimed by the Lord, and they will stand in awe of you. 11 “The Lord will give you prosperity in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you, blessing you with many children, numerous livestock, and abundant crops. 12 The Lord will send rain at the proper time from his rich treasury in the heavens and will bless all the work you do. You will lend to many nations, but you will never need to borrow from them. 13 If you listen to these commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you today, and if you carefully obey them, the Lord will make you the head and not the tail, and you will always be on top and never at the bottom. 14 You must not turn away from any of the commands I am giving you today, nor follow after other gods and worship them.
Ephesians 3:14-19  (NLT) Paul’s Prayer for Spiritual Growth 14 When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, 15 the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. 16 I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. 17 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. 18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
4th-The Candlestick 
In Light of the Candlestick we see the work of the Holy Spirit. According to Isaiah 11:2 and Revelation 4:5 the Holy Spirit is a seven-fold manifestation of God.
Isaiah 11:2  (NLT)
2 And the Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—
the Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the Spirit of counsel and might,
the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. 
Revelation 4:5  (NLT)
5 From the throne came flashes of lightning and the rumble of thunder. And in front of the throne were seven torches with burning flames. This is the sevenfold Spirit of God. 
At the Candlestick we should pray for:
-The Holy Spirit to rest upon us.
The Holy Spirit to work in us His Wisdom, His Understanding, His counsel, His Might, His Knowledge, and His Fear of the Lord.
-The Holy Spirit to reveal more and more of Jesus everyday. 
Philippians 3:7-11  (NLT)
7 I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done. 8 Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ 9 and become one with him. I no longer count on my own righteousness through obeying the law; rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ. For God’s way of making us right with himself depends on faith. 10 I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead. I want to suffer with him, sharing in his death, 11 so that one way or another I will experience the resurrection from the dead!
Ephesians 3:14-20 (NLT)
Paul’s Prayer for Spiritual Growth
14 When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, 15 the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. 16 I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. 17 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. 18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
 
5th-The Altar of Incense
As we proceed closer to the Holy of Holies we find the Altar of Incense. The symbolism of this Altar is best seen in the book of Revelation:
Revelation 8:3-5 (NLT)
3 Then another angel with a gold incense burner came and stood at the altar. And a great amount of incense was given to him to mix with the prayers of God’s people as an offering on the gold altar before the throne. 4 The smoke of the incense, mixed with the prayers of God’s holy people, ascended up to God from the altar where the angel had poured them out. 5 Then the angel filled the incense burner with fire from the altar and threw it down upon the earth; and thunder crashed, lightning flashed, and there was a terrible earthquake.
Thus we can see that the Altar of Incense represents the offering of our prayers and requests to God. As such we are now ready to intercede for the urgent and pressing needs in our lives and in the Body of Christ.
Let us come boldly before God in faith, believing that with Him all things are possible.

Hebrews 11:1-6 (NLT)
Great Examples of Faith
11 Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. 2 Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation.
3 By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen.
4 It was by faith that Abel brought a more acceptable offering to God than Cain did. Abel’s offering gave evidence that he was a righteous man, and God showed his approval of his gifts. Although Abel is long dead, he still speaks to us by his example of faith.
5 It was by faith that Enoch was taken up to heaven without dying—“he disappeared, because God took him.” For before he was taken up, he was known as a person who pleased God. 6 And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.

Ephesians 6:18 (NLT)
18 Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.
James 5:16 (NLT)
16 Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.
Philippians 4:4-7 (NLT)
4 Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! 5 Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon.
6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

Remember also that God the Holy Spirit and God the son are interceding for you as you pray. You are not praying alone but agreeing with God in prayer for those things you need. You can believe with great confidence then that God is doing the impossible in your life!
Romans 8:26-27 (NLT)
26 And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. 27 And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will.
Romans 8:34 (NLT)
34 Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.
6th-The Holy of Holies-Ministering Before the Ark of God
The goal of all prayer should be that we come into the very presence of God.
As we have prayed our way into the Holy of Holies it is important again to realize that it is only through the blood of Jesus that we, his people, can enter in. 
Hebrews 10:19  (NLT) A Call to Persevere 19 And so, dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus. 
Three things should happen as we stand before His throne.
1st-We should come before Him with praise and thanksgiving. In the Old Testament during the dedication of the Temple a praise was sung to God and is recorded in 2 Chronicles 5:13.                2 Chronicles 5:13 (NLT) 13 The trumpeters and singers performed together in unison to praise and give thanks to the Lord. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals, and other instruments, they raised their voices and praised the Lord with these words: “He is good! His faithful love endures forever!” At that moment a thick cloud filled the Temple of the Lord.
David’s “Psalm of Thanks” are found in many places throughout the Psalms and are appreciate words to be spoken in the presence of the King of Kings and Lord of Lord. 1 Chronicles 16:34  (NLT) 34 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.
2nd-We should come before the Lord in silent meditation, allowing Him to speak to us and to minister His peace and joy. God is able to speak during any of our prayer time, but we should become especially attentive here. Acknowledge His presence, meditate upon His goodness, and delight yourself in the Lord!
Finally-we can expect that as we enter into His Presence that He causes us to become vessels of His glory, Temples of His Holy Spirit. Jesus taught in         John 15:4-6  (NLT) 4 Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me. 5 “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing. 6 Anyone who does not remain in me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned.
The Key to maintaining the Spirit’s presence in our lives is to remain in Jesus! If we do not abide in Him we will be cut off and cast aside. Paul tells us that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit. But what is the key to remaining full of His Presence. It is the consistent entering  of His presence, coming before the Ark that fills us.
2 Corinthians 3:18  (NLT) 18 So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.
 We must come before Him and allow His presence to empower us for ministry, to enlighten our hearts and renew our minds–to provide strength to the inner man.  But enter in we must. We must not allow anything or anyone to keep us from His presence. Press in! God desires to have a time of great intimacy with you. Press in, having the blood of Jesus as your invitation. Press in and stay in the Glorious Presence of God!