Scott Price - Milltown II Convention - Afternoon Meeting, Thursday, August 19, 2004

Hymn 249, “How Precious Is the Word”

 

(Prayer)

 

Hymn 409, “Alone With God”

 

Matthew 6:6 and Isaiah 6:20, the prayer Jesus gave was a morning prayer. 

Matthew 6:9-13, “Enter into thy closet and shut the door” (verse 6).  Nature does not always make you closer with God (nor a closet).  It’s those sanctuary places.  Shut out the distractions.  Solitude before the day breaks - God’s perfect will… when we’re alone with God. 

There is the evening sanctuary, also.  Process the day’s events and see it in the light of Christ and put it behind you.  We can cry out to the Lord there.  Elijah found an evening sanctuary (I Kings 18), bring the prophet of bail. (?)  Elijah called the people and he went to God for prayer.  Then, he slew the prophets. 

Crucify thyself…deny thyself because of what God is. 

II Kings 6, “open the young man’s eyes for he may see” - result of both sanctuaries.

Psalms 65:8, leave the morning and rejoice in the evening.