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Thursday, January 10, 2013

We Become His Voice: Prayer Note # 106


Dutch Sheets tells us that Sue Curran quotes S.D. Gordon as saying: “Prayer surely does influence God. 

It does not influence His purpose. It does influence His action.

Everything that ever has been prayed for, of course I mean every right thing, God has already purposed to do.

But He does nothing without our consent. He has been hindered in His purposes by our lack of willingness. 

   When we learn His purposes and make them our prayers we are giving Him the opportunity to act.”

   It is important to state clearly that to be effective, declarations must be the words or actions God commands. “So shall My word be which goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it”   Isa. 55:11  (Italics Sheets).

   Please realize that when God said this, He was not talking about speaking from the clouds. 

   He was referring to what He had been saying and was still saying to them through the prophet Isaiah.

    In essence He was declaring, ‘This man’s words are my words. He is My voice. The words won’t return to Me void, but will do exactly what I send them to do through this man!’ That’s pretty awesome!”

   Sheets goes on to say that “some don’t believe that God speaks anything to us today - He only uses the Bible – which would mean the only thing we can declare for Him is Scripture…

   To others of you who believe the Holy Spirit does speak in our spirits, listen for His direction as you pray and when so led, boldly speak and do as He instructs. 

   Of course all that we do must be judged by and never violate the Scriptures.”

Today’s Prayer Note #106 - We Become His Voice taken from Dutch Sheets’ book, Intercessory Prayer   (pgs. 224, 225)

The next Prayer Note: 1/15 Saying What God Says: Prayer Note #107

[Father, it is our prayer to receive what You're saying to us, whether personally, or by Your Word, the Bible. May we listen carefully, use wisdom, and check with our leaders before saying something that holds some doubt in our minds.]

Today’s quote: 
"There is a blessed calm at eventide
That calls me from a world of toil and care;
How restful, then, to seek some quiet nook
Where I can spend a little time in prayer. - Bullock

Prayer is as important as breathing."

Our Daily Bread

Our thought for today:  Take a bad thought, examine it, and replace it
 with a truth from God's Word.

Tomorrow’s post:  Don't Worry...Relax  Esse

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