Theologically, I don't promote the "Sinner's Prayer" - but just like the LORD's prayer in Matthew 6, its a great map to follow when coming to God. The following prayer isn't the "Sinner's Prayer" either, but rather a Prayer for Healing. If your'e struggling with issues, perhaps this prayer may be of help.... Dear God, in the Name of Jesus:According to Romans 10:9 I confess with my lips that JESUS is Lord and in my heart I believe that You raised him from the dead. According to Luke 13:3 I repent of my past sins and I admit and confess that I have sinned and I believe that You are faithful and just to cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I call upon You, Lord JESUS to cleanse me from all sin and unrighteousness by Your Blood (1 John 1:7). And as Your word says in Romans 10:13 Everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.
I confess and repent of occult practices such as (witchcraft, fortune telling, horoscopes, astrology, water witching, etc.)
I renounce all occult practices and satan and break all curses associated with those occult practices. According to Galatians 3:13 Christ purchased our freedom [redeeming us] from the curse [doom] of the Law [and its condemnation] by [Himself] becoming a curse for us, for it is written [in the Scriptures], Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree (is crucified); Deut. 21:23.
I confess and repent of all sins listed in Deuteronomy 27 and 28 and break the curses associated with these sins.
I confess and repent of my iniquities and my father's iniquities according to Leviticus 26:40 and I break the curses associated with these iniquities.
I break and loose myself from all evil soul ties with my mother, father, brother, sisters, spouses, former spouses, former sex partners, pastors, churches, friends, etc.
Lord JESUS: I forgive my mother, father, brothers, sisters and anyone else who has ever hurt me, including all whites, blacks, indians, mexicans, etc. Matthew 6:15, 18:21, 22, 35; Luke 11:4 (Lord's prayer).
I break and loose myself and my family from all curses that have been and are being placed upon me and my family, including any demons being sent to us: curses of witchcraft, physic thoughts or prayers, ungodly intercessory prayers; all words spoken in anger, hurt, sorrow, or bitterness; all incense being burned for or against us, in JESUS' name. AMEN!
This is just a brief little post. I've preached this sermon before, but it's a great reminder to read it again.
Identify enemy, we only have 1 enemy really. And that is Satan. He is man's greatest tempter, the enemy of God and His Christ, the accuser of the saints, the author of false religions, the chief power behind the apostasy, the lord of the Antichrist, and the author of all darkness - and most importantly destined to be a final defeat by Jesus Christ with judgement in hell.
Identify Authority, as a follower and believer of Jesus Christ, we can take our rightful place and stand for righteousness and enforce God's commandments while come against the forces of evil and the enemies of the Cross. Jesus Christ gave us power to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall harm us. Our power and authority come from Jesus Christ, by His finished work on the Cross. As we are in covenant relationship with God, through His Son Jesus Christ, we have all the authority and promises from Genesis to Revelation.
Walk in Authority, if indeed you are born again, and baptized in water and in the Spirit, you have been delivered from the power of darkeness, and you are a representative for Jesus Christ. Jesus succeeded in securing our freedom, so that we can have an abundant life. No weapon formed against us shall prosper, and we in turn are to use that power and authority to bring reconciliation to others.
We must know and understand this power we have been given. Our words are to be words of faith and God expects us to know our authority, speak with our authority, and walk in our authority. It is not enough for us to simply accept the wonderful work Jesus did at Calvary. We are held responsible for much more.
Deuteronomy 6:22-25 'Before our eyes Adonai showed signs and wonders, great and terrible—on Egypt, on Pharaoh, and on all his house. Then He brought us out from there so that He might bring us in, to give us the land that He swore to our fathers. Adonai commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear Adonai our God—for our good always, to keep us alive, as is the case this day. It will be righteousness to us, if we take care to do all this commandment before Adonai our God, just as He has commanded us.’
It has been accepted by many Christians that they themselves are sinners. So when you talk with a Christian that self-identifies as a sinner - perhaps the reality check will occur only when they identify what sin really is. On the surface, sin is popular. It gives a good talking point, maybe a common ground for people to feel good about being human.
But really, Sin is disloyalty to the LORD. Yes, those who call themselves sinners, just identified their disloyalty to the LORD. They just identified themselves as TRAITORS to the Kingdom of God.
So when Moses talks about the amazing signs and wonders that God performed on Egypt, can we pause to reflect on the signs and wonders that God has performed in our lives? Surely, for those born again of the LORD, it was He that brought you out of your land of bondage. But when He brings us out, He also brings us in to a new place.
And so here is where we ought to be aware of the greatness of what He has done. And here is where we need to count our loyalties. Do we keep turning and looking and reaching back to the old sin that kept us blind to the LORD? Or do we maintain our loyalty to the LORD?
Let's keep it real and personal. Let's not mince words. Let's call sin for what it is. It is treason against the Kingdom of God. Is this what we are known as to Jesus? Are we traitors?