Read Psalm 24:3-4 from your Bible
Preparing your heart in purity is the first step to establishing a viable communication link with God, because prayer can only flow when sin is absent. It takes a pure heart and pure hands to approach the presence of God. Whatever pollutes or corrupts your heart blocks your access to heaven’s hotline.
Read Isaiah 59: 1-3 from your Bible
Sin is a barrier to prayers! God is continually angry with the wicked (Psalm 7:11). So He will not even hear him, much more answer his prayers. The Psalmist said:
“If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:” (Psalm 66:18).
You can’t embrace sin and expect God to embrace you. Matthew 5:8 makes us understand that only the pure in heart should expect to see God in their affairs. If God must hear you, you must first hear Him.
Read Proverbs 1:24 – 28 from your Bible.
As long as you remain in sin, you are out of touch with God. The only prayer of a sinner that gets to God is the prayer of repentance. Every unrepented sin blocks your communication line with God. It is only after God has heard your cry of repentance that He can hear your cry of affliction, because it is only after He has saved you from your sin that He is committed to save you from your troubles.
This is why many Christians have prayed and prayed, yet they remain oppressed; their sin have made the heaven’s over them like brass. Nothing gets through. They groan, shout, scream and wail, but all to no avail. Any time God is about to stretch forth His hand in their direction, their sins come to remembrance and His mercy is turned off.
Read songs of Solomon 2:15 from your Bible.
Any fox you allow to remain in your vine will constitute the greatest danger to your Christian life. That malice, stubbornness, uncontrollable anger, hidden pride and lying tongue can all be destroyed, if only you are set to let them go.
Sin is a barrier between you and God. If you don’t let it go, you may go for it. But if you desperately desire a turning and you cry out to God for forgiveness, in the name of Jesus and through the blood of the Lamb, He will forgive and restore you to dignity. He is committed to forgive when we repent (1 John 1:9).
Thank God the Bible says sin has no more dominion over us (Romans 6:14). It lost its power over you two thousand years ago, when Jesus hung on the cross and cried, “It is finished!” (John 19:30).
Consecration is the foundation for prayers that command answers from heaven.
Read 2 Timothy 2:19 from your Bible.