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Topic: Repeat (01/24/13)
TITLE: THE CHILD IN CHRIST
By Isaac Olaoye
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When Christian asked the same thing from God too many time in prayer, some would say they are making a vain repetition. What’s vain repetition as used by Christ? Does it really mean repeating the same request too many times? NO! Because if it is yes Christ won’t say, ‘Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.’ Christ put it to them here that they have been asking but not in his name, so he commanded them to ask in his name for their joy to be full, he didn’t say they should stop asking but ask for their joy to be full. Vain repetition as used in Mathew 6:7 is translated from the Greek word ‘Battologeo’, which mean useless talk or speaking without distinct expression of purpose, foolish talking or indiscreet vowing in prayer, so Christ isn’t saying you shouldn’t repeat you request rather ask until you joy is full. This Character of repeating oneself to gain total attention of one’s recipient is one major character of children and it is also displayed by Christ, Children will make sure they keep on repeat their will until they get satisfaction,. No wonder Christ likened kingdom of God unto children, one of the reason must be their not giving up attitude-always repeating themselves unto they get answer. Many Christian failed to get quick answer to prayer today just because they misquoted the statement of Christ that whatever you asked in prayers believe you shall receive not knowing that continuous asking the same in prayer till ones joy is full is the believing Christ is talking about, this is because you won’t continue asking the same thing from that person you lack faith in.
Christ himself display this childlike character, he repeated himself to Peter thrice, not that he didn’t believe Peter response at first, I knew your are eager to know why he chose to repeat himself , lets first consider that Christ to Peter conversation, Christ said to Peter ‘thou lovest thou me thrice’, on the third time Peter was grieved, thinking that Christ should know, but Christ chose to repeat himself to gain total attention of Peter, because that which he wanted to conferred unto him is a great task. Christ wouldn’t stop repeating himself to you until he gain your attention, no wonder, he uses different things, tens virgin, children etc, to illustrate the kingdom of God all in attempt to gain attention of his audience. Since Christ has been repeating himself to you, have you given him attention? Thinks about this, Christ has faith in you this is why is repeating himself. Act now!
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