"Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God." - Matthew 5: 8 "If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:" - Psalm 66:18 "Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven." - Matthew 18:21-22
“And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.” - Matthew 6:5-6
It is important to have personal, quiet communion with God. It helps personal devotion and consecration. Christ lived like that for us to follow.
"I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway." -1 Corinthians 9:26-27
Personal Devotion is the act of refraining one's self from anything evil or ungodly persons and events in order to worship and serve God in truth and in spirit.
"And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands." - Acts 12:7
By Definition: A prison is a place in which people are physically confined and deprived of a range of personal freedoms.
"But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions." - Obadiah 1:17
Deliverance has been pronounced, ordained and assured by the Lord God. The battle of life has been fought and won by the Lord and victory has been given to as many that received HIM, JESUS CHRIST our Lord.
"Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ." 1 Peter 2:4-5 (KJV)
"In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit." - Ephesians 2:22 (KJV)