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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

#3 The Importance of Prevailing Prayer

Wesley L. Duewel: "The Role of Prevailing Prayer - God intends your praying to secure divine answers. Prayer is not just God's diversion to keep from being lonely. He delights in your fellowship.

He always draws nearer when you pray. Also, prevailing prayer is one of the most important ministries in God's kingdom plans.

Prevailing prayer is not simply a spiritual exercise to help you grow in grace. Certainly nothing is more beneficial to growth in grace than growth in the life of prayer.

The more you prevail, the more you will learn the secrets of God's grace and powers of His kingdom. The more you intercede, the more intimate will be your walk with Christ and the stronger you will become by the Spirit's power.

Prevailing prayer is God's ordained means for extending His kingdom, for defeating Satan and his empire of darkness and evil, and for fulfilling God's eternal plan and bringing into effect His good will on earth.

It is God's means of covering the earth with His blessings. Prevailing prayer is God's priority strategy for our age and dispensation.

The history of the church can never by fully written until Christ in eternity reveals the mighty hidden prayer involvement of all His praying people. What a joy that revelation will bring to Christ's prayer partners!

God the Son is seated at the right hand of the Father on His eternal throne and is today sovereignly ruling and extending his kingdom.

Christ does not live primarily to judge, demonstrate divine power, speak sovereign fiats, or issue authoritative decrees. His special divine vocation and strategic role is to intercede (Heb. 7:25).

The Holy Spirit is so integral to the divine plan for this age that He ceaselessly joins the Son in His holy intercession. He also is responsible for involving you and enabling you to be a partner in God's strategy of intercession.

He longs for you to rise above your weakness and become mighty in God for prayer. He is so concerned that you become effective as the intercessory partner of Christ that He intercedes for you with divine groanings too deep for human words. (Rom. 8:26).

You do not hear Him, but He is ceaselessly groaning for you and with you.

Prevailing prayer is the most divine ministry you will ever have. Nothing is more Christlike or involves more cooperation with Christ.

No form of Christian service is both so universally open to all and so high in Christ's priority for all Christians as prevailing prayer.

It is Christ's desire, Christ's call, and Christ's command. Lord, teach us to prevail!"

#3 The Importance of Prevailing Prayer
by Wesley L. Duewel
(pp. 13-14) Zondervan

(Google image and my emphasis added)

Used by permission of the author and Duewel Literature Trust, Inc., Greenwood, Indiana

Today’s Bible verse: Is. 25:9 "And it shall be said in that day, 'Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.' " KJV

Today’s quote: Keila Ochoa - "A baby needs constant care. Babies cry, eat, sleep, and depend on their caregivers. They cannot make decisions. in Mary's day, infant mortality was high, and mothers often died in childbirth.

Why did God choose such a fragile way to send His son to earth? Because Jesus had to be like us in order to save us. God's greatest gift came in the fragile body of a baby, but God took the risk because He loves us. Let us be thankful today for such a gift!"

"Dear Lord, the Strong and Mighty One, I thank You for becoming small and fragile on that day long ago. It amazes me that You did that for me and the rest of Your world."
ODB 12/25/15

Some thoughts today: The love you have is an example of God's love. Gal. 2:20 speaks of Christ living in us. Work needs to be done in us now. Christ has done the "work" for our salvation.

~ Every moral law of God is rooted in His nature. They are rules to guide us in our living. God's spotlight is on the depth of our hearts. There's no hope apart from Christ.

~ I'm a Christian because of my sin and His redemptive provision on the cross.

31st- Thursday’s post:  #4  The Objects of Prevailing Prayer     Wesley L. Duewel
Jan/2- Saturday's post:  What are Godly Decisions?
Jean Oathout
3rd- Sunday evening's post:  Forgiveness Does Not Come to Those     Lee Forbes
5th- Tuesday's post:  #5  The Time Span in Prevailing Prayer     Lee Forbes

A popular post:  A Very Real War 
Dutch Sheets shares with us, “Although some issues concerning spiritual warfare are open for debate—others are a certainty:

We are in a very real war
(see 2 Cor. 10:4; 1 Tim. 1:18)

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