David Pawson

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David Pawson

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Biography

Wikipedia

John David Pawson (born 25 February 1930) is a prominent Bible teacher based in Great Britain.  He is the author of more than thirty books.

According to his autobiography, Pawson’s immediate ancestors were all farmers, Methodist preachers or both – dating back to John Pawson, a friend and follower of John Wesley. His father, H. Cecil Pawson, was head of Agriculture at Durham University and also Vice President of the Methodist conference.

From his childhood in the north of England David Pawson had wanted to be a farmer, but by the time he had completed his studies for a B.Sc. in Agriculture at Durham University, he felt God was calling him into full-time Christian ministry. He then studied for an M.A. in theology at Wesley House, Cambridge University, and subsequently joined the Royal Air Force as a chaplain, serving in Aden.

After leaving the RAF he served as a Methodist minister, but became increasingly uncomfortable with the idea of infant baptism. After appearing before a doctrinal committee of the Methodist church, he volunteered to leave the denomination, and did so. Shortly thereafter he accepted an invitation to become the pastor of Gold Hill Baptist Church in Buckinghamshire.

Later, as pastor of Guildford Baptist Church (‘Millmead’, which he helped to design), he established a reputation among both evangelicals and charismatics as a Bible teacher. From here his teaching tapes – originally made for the church’s sick and elderly members – became popular worldwide. Under his ministry, Millmead became one of the largest Baptist churches in the United Kingdom.

Pawson left Millmead in 1979 and engaged in an itinerant worldwide Bible teaching ministry predominantly through seminars for church leaders in Asia, Australia, Africa, England, Europe, and United States. Millions of copies of his teachings have been distributed in more than 120 countries, providing a solid biblical foundation. He is a writer and speaker of urgency, clarity, and uncompromising faithfulness to the Scriptures. His extensive and very accessible overviews of the books of the Bible have been published and recorded in ‘Unlocking the Bible’, available in CDs, DVDs, and YouTube. He is widely considered to be one of the world’s finest biblical expositors. As of 2013, Pawson, aged 83, is still preaching at events across the globe.

Sermons

Prayers

  1. Prayer without Hindrance
  2. Prayer against the Devil
  3. Pray in the Spirit
  4. Prayer my myself
  5. Prayer with Saints
  6. Prayer through the Son
  7. Pray for others

 

Indepth

Prayer without Hindrance

Hypothesis

Basic problem is the problem of unanswered prayer.  The problem is not is not in God saying No, but the problem is in not getting any answer whatsoever.

Here are the noted areas:

  1. Earthly
    • Right with God
    • Right with Others
    • Right with Self
  2. Heavenly
    • Satan granted permission in our lives
    • God is waiting to act

 

Earthly

  1. Communication breaks down

 

Right with God

  1. Your feelings about God may be wrong
  2. God feelings about you may be wrong
  3. Thoughts
    • Resentment towards God
    • Action
    • Sinning against God in attitude
    • God enlisted each of us to fight against evil
    • Starts with Self
      • Unwilling to begin that battle in our own lives
      • Holding on to what God has said No
      • We have an hindrance
      • Go to God and ask him to show you the sins in your live
    • Forcing God’s hand
      • Lord show me something in my life that you don’t like

 

Right with other people

  1. Not right with others
  2. Peter, the married apostle, said if you are not right with your wife, your prayers will not be heard, less answered
  3. Forgive others
  4. Only condition in the Lord’s prayer is that you forgive
  5. For if you do not forgive, your Father can not forgive you
  6. When others can not forgive you
    • Saw it at 4 O’clock this morning
    • Your brother has something against you, go and deal with it ( Matthew 5 )

 

Right with Self

  1. Right with Me
  2. Getting on my knees, does not change me
  3. Problems in prayer are not isolated to prayer only, but general problems, as well
  4. Just entertain oneself, and only look for entertainment
    • Then how can take time to look deep into the Word of God
  5. Emotionally frustrated
  6. Integrated with one’s true state
  7. Interesting prayers comes from Interesting people
  8. Love for music
  9. Love for nature
  10. My life will impact my prayer
  11. Cultural Stimulated, Physically Alert, & Emotionally
  12. Come into prayer life, integrated and affectionate person
  13. Prayers affects the rest of life
    • If Prayer is keep in a small vessel and apart from other areas of Life, problems might occur
    • Prayer should make mention of other parts of our lives

Heavenly

  1. God if you do not show me, which of the earthly areas there is a block …
    • Then show me where the problem is in Heaven
    • Do not become endlessly introspective
  2. Is Satan trying to discourage me

Satan is fighting you

  1. Daniel
    • As Daniel prayed, two Angels were fighting over it
      • One in Heaven
      • One on Earth
  2. Use every army of God
    • Prayer

It may be God

  1. Quite deliberately not replying
  2. He might not reply as he wants you to move up in the Spirit of Prayer
  3. Now I blessed you, but will not reply for a bit, as I want you to learn

 

In Closing

  1. Beautiful integrated beings
    • I will rather you to take the joy, if I were to trust in the joy, rather than you ( God )
  2. I can succeed in Prayer
  3. God, the Holy Spirit, wants you to succeed

Prayer

  1. Silence
    • Looking through the reasons listed above
  2. Holding on to a sin in the past
    • Hope that is has been forgiven
    • Forgotten when it last occurred
  3. Sin with self
    • Undisciplined and careless in Life
    • Under satanic attack
  4. Heavenly father thanks for speaking to us today

 

 

Prayer against the Devil

  1. Story about a Plantation Owner and his Negro help
    • The Master said the Devil never went after him.
    • The Master shot at some birds.  The Negro went after the birds and tried picking up some of the dead ones.  And, the master called out, why are you going after the dead ones; while you should be going only after the live ones
      • The Devil is only worried about Christians trying to stay alive in prayer
      • The Devil is not worried about Religion
      • Satan trembles when he sees the lowest being on their knees
  2. When you come to know the Lord, you will come to know the Devil at the same time
  3. In any battle, Identify the enemy
  4. Never pray against people, as human beings are not the enemy
  5. Christians are called not just to pray for people, but against principalities
  6. Crime Surge
    • New Enemy
    • Young recruits with novel approach to commiting crimes
    • New Mr. X
    • Build a profile
      • Build picture, character
  7. Who is the Devil
    • He wanted to change one word in the Lord’s prayer
      • To say mine is the Kingdom, and not thine
    • Jesus attributed to him “God of this World
  8. Why is God allowing Satan to be troublesome
    • He is allowing you free will, as well
    • And, so why should he not allow Satan, as much
  9. Two Books that the Devil hates the most in the Bible
    • Genesis – His devices
    • Revelation – His doom
  10. Once baptised, the Devil comes on the attack
    • Upon Jesus Baptism
      • If you are the Son of God — Questioned Jesus transformation
  11. To prevent prayer, attacks personality
    • Attack Will
      • Laziness
      • Busyness
    • Mind
      • Philosophical Argument
        • Predestination
          • It is already fixed anyway
    • Heart
      • Attack Feelings
      • Obsession of your Heart
  12. During Prayer
    • Unbalanced
      • One aspect of Prayer
  13. Positive Aspects of Prayer
    • The Devil attacks
      • Blind people’s body
      • Blind people’s mind
      • Blind people’s Spirit
  14. Put in whole armor of God ( Defense )
    • Truth
      • You need truth
      • Not your feelings
    • Righteousness
      • No guilt conscience
    • Feet
      • Gospel of truth
    • Arm
      • Shield
    • Mind
      • Salvation
        • God you saved me
  15. Offense
    • Sword of the Spirit
    • Belt
      • Bible
      • Not the whole bible
      • But, the word the Spirit gives you at that time

Pray in the Spirit

Scriptures

  1. Holy Spirit
    • But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiously for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.… ( Jude 1:20 )
    • In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. ( Romans 8:26-27 )
    • And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. ( Ephesians 6:18 )
  2. Trinity
    1. Praying to the Father, through the Son, from the Holy Spirit
    2. God
      • Listening
    3. Son
      • Interceding
    4. Spirit
      • Getting the prayer together
      • Packaging
  3. When praying in the Spirit
    • The will of God will come through
      • Does God want to heal or not
    • The Glory of Jesus
      • Thoughts will uplift the Lord Jesus
    • Echoes of God’s word
      • The sword of Spirit will come
      • The truth of Scripture
  4. Mind is unfruitful and mind is unproductive
    • Holy Spirit takes over at the mouth level

 

Pray by myself

  1. Law
    1. No one can pray to anyone, but to the King
      • Appealed to the King’s pride

 

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