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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tipping the Prayer Bowls of Heaven: Prayer Note #97

Dutch Sheets tells us that “The Scriptures indicate that our prayers accumulate.

There are bowls in heaven in which our prayers are stored.

Not one bowl for all of them but “bowls.”

We don’t know how many but I think it very likely that each of us has our own bowl in heaven. I don’t know it it’s literal or symbolic. It doesn’t matter. The principle is still the same.

God has something in which He stores our prayers for use at the proper time:

Rev. 5:8 (KJV) “And when He had taken the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, having each one a harp, and golden bowls full of incense which are the prayers of the saints.” Rev. 8:3-5 (KJV) “And another angel came and stood at the altar, holding a golden censer; and much incense was given to him, that he might add it to the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
   (4) And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up before God out of the angel’s hand.
   (5) And the angel took the censer; and he filled it with the fire of the altar and threw it to the earth; and there followed peals of thunder and sounds and flashes of lightning and an earthquake.

According to these verses, either when He knows it is the right time to do something or when enough prayer has accumulated to get the job done, He releases power. He takes the bowl and mixes it with fire from the altar.

The reality of it is that sometimes He cannot do what we’ve asked because we have not given Him enough power in our prayer times to get it done.”

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Today’s Prayer Note:  #97 Tipping the Prayer Bowls of Heaven, was taken from Dutch Sheets’ book, Intercessory Prayer (pp. 208, 209)

Another post that may be of interest:  Keep Climbing 

Today’s quote: Charles F. Stanley- from his Dec. letter: "As we look forward to the future, we do not know what to expect. We either turn back in unbelief, or we pray and trust (God) for all of our needs. If we proceed in faith, confident in His unfailing character, we are sure to experience and achieve plans and purposes we never thought possible."
Our thought for today: Our thoughts determine our feelings and our responses. Make sure they are God's, as expressed in His Word, the Bible.
Tomorrow’s post:  The Day God Shows Up  Mary Southerland
Thursday's post: Get Radical—Power on the Prayer: Prayer Note #98  Dutch Sheets

A devotional book for women contemplating marriage and looking for godly advice:
Granny's Guide to Marriage in Verse 

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