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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

#13 God has Ordained our Prevailing

Wesley L. Duewel: "God has ordained a glorious role for His Son and for us in holy, though unworthy, partnership with His Son. Oh, that God would help us sense the wonder of these realities!

God has ordained Christ to be the Great Intercessor

   1. The Son is the revelation of God the Father. All that you learn of God you learn through the Son. No one has ever seen God the father (John 1:18), but whoever sees the Son, sees the father (14:9).

Therefore, whenever God has appeared as a visible being, it is God the Son who appeared. God the Son is the Word of God. Therefore, whenever God has spoken it was through God the Son.

   2. The Son is God's ordained representative.  God created us through the Son (John 1:3, 10). All life that we have came from God through the Son (1:4; 6:33; 11:25). 

The Son was God's Mediator with us, even when He came as the preincarnate Jehovah. It was undoubtedly He who walked with Adam and Eve in the garden, with Enoch over the years, and with His friend Abraham;

He spoke face-to-face with Moses and made Himself visible to Isaiah (John 12:41), Daniel, and the apostle John on Patmos.

Over the centuries since Creation, Christ has been coming to us again and again (Mic. 5:2, margin).He came to us in His incarnation; now He comes to us constantly as Emmanuel, God with us.

   3. The Son is ordained to be responsible for humankind. 
He has always taken upon Himself our needs (Is. 53:4; 63:9).

He was responsible for providing atonement for humankind (53:6). 
From Creation on, He is the intercessor for humankind, and now having entered the sanctuary of heaven on our behalf, He is and will be our High Priest forever (Heb. 6:19-20). 

His high priestly sacrifice of himself was once for all, but His intercessory role continues forever (7:25). Thus God the Son, our Lord and Savior, is the great, continuing, and perfect prevailing Intercessor."

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

(Google image and my emphasis added)

#13 God has Ordained our Prevailing
by Wesley L. Duewel
(pp. 25, 26) Zondervan 

   Father, we ask for guidance in praying the way we should, as we do want to become more effective in our ministry.
   As Jesus has been involved with the work of the Father all along, make us able to also be involved in the present work of saving and disciplining folks to be Your followers.
   When we realize that Jesus enables us by His Spirit within us, may we become bold in doing what He asks of us!
   I ask this in the Name of Jesus. Amen.

Today’s Bible verse: Ps. 63:2 "To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary."

Today’s quote: "Our desire for rich, reciprocal friendship does not signal unhealthy co-dependency or an incapacity for appropriate self-reliance. Rather, the longing for friendship given and received emerges from the heart of our Creator: God has made us to give ourselves—our hearts, our energies, our joy, our trust—to others and then to receive these same gifts in return. We were not made to live in isolation; we need one another. And Jesus lived out this type of relationship as an example for His disciples (and us) to follow (John 15:12). [From pp.40,41 by Per IN TOUCH Daily Readings for Devoted living - Feb. 2016]

Our thought today: Our Sabbath (one day in 7) is to be a rest day from our normal work week. We're to take the advantage of our opportunity to rest, and to remember that Christ is our Perfect Rest from what was enslaving us to sin, and to free us from coming eternal separation from God the Father.

4th- Thursday’s post by Wesley L. Duewel-
   #14 God has Ordained us to Intercede with Christ

6th- Saturday's post by Max Lucado-
   Change the Way you Look at You

7th- Sunday evening's post by Frances Gregory Pauch-
   God is Everywhere

9th- Tuesday's post by Wesley L. Duewel-
   #15 The Glory of Prevailing Prayer

Kathy Cheek
"Several years ago, I was in a women’s Sunday school class during an intense season when we had extremely heavy-duty prayer needs.

These ladies came to class knowing we would pray for every need because we believed in the power of prayer.

I remember a Sunday morning..."

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