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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

#15 The Glory of Prevailing Prayer

Wesley L. Duewel: "The highest glory of Christ upon His sovereign throne today is the glory of His prevailing intercession. (Murry, Ministry of Intercession, p. 13).

It becomes our most glorious ministry also. There is no more Christlike role than to be a co-intercessor with Christ for the priorities upon His heart.

In no other way can a Christian be a greater strength and blessing to Christ's church. In no other way can you do more to advance Christ's kingdom and bring glory to the name of Jesus.

Prevailing intercession is your supreme service while on earth.

Prevailing prayer is glorious because it unites you with the heartbeat of Christ. It is glorious because in prevailing prayer you share the vision of Christ, the purpose and holy determination of Christ, and often the costly soul agony and burden of Christ.

Prevailing intercession is the most Christly of all labor, as well as the most Spirit-controlled. The Spirit shares with you Christ's passion until you are convulsed by the same heart-cry as the Son and the same groanings as the Spirit (Rom. 8:26).

It is glory to weep with Christ, love with Christ, and burn with the passionate longing of Christ. It is glory to share with Christ the intercessory battle and triumph.

Sometimes you begin to sense the power and joy of the coming age (Heb. 6:5) as your prevailing breaks through to victory.

Glory begins as you feel the Spirit's assurance that your prayer has been heard and answered. The visible results are not always immediately evident, but you know you have prevailed according to the will of God, and you know God's answer is sure.

All prevailing prayer will receive its final and supreme glory when you reach the glory world, with its unveilings of the rewards of answered prayer.

What honor awaits God's prevailing prayer warriors at the judgment seat of Christ when the honors and rewards of eternity are announced and conferred (1 Cor. 3:11-15; 4:5; 9:25)!

Then you will be amazed to see how your prevailing was united with the prevailing of others of God's prayer warriors and with the very intercession of Christ, the Son of God.

Then you will discover the hidden prevailing saints who  over the ages were the secret of God's might working. Then you will see that all holy intercession begins in the heart of God, is shared with you by the Holy Spirit, is 'amened' and presented to the Father by the Son, and is aided by God's holy angels.

Then you will see that no prevailing prayer was ever in vain. You will bow before God in wonder, love, and adoring amazement to think that you, unworthy you, have had such strategic partnership with Christ in His throne ministry and eternal victories!

Lord, teach us the privilege, the responsibility and the glory of prevailing prayer!"

(Google image and my emphasis added)

Used by permission of the author and Duewel Literature Trust, Inc., Greenwood, Indiana
#15 The Glory of Prevailing Prayer
by Wesley L. Duewel
(pp. 27, 28) Zondervan 

Let's pray..

    Father, we see that it is really a privilege for us to pray! May we begin to understand our honored position of responsibility in this matter.
    Help us not wonder any more if our prayers are effecting what is being done in and for the Kingdom of Christ.
    When we reach the glory world, with its unveilings of the rewards of answered prayer, we'll see the supreme glory of what we've been a part of in and through our prayers.
    I ask that Your name be honored and be my reason for prevailing in prayer. As we venture into this ministry, may we be faithful!
    I ask this in and for the Name of Jesus. Amen. 

Today’s Bible verse: Luke 15:10 "Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth." 

Today’s quote: "If we prevail in prayer, God will do what only he can do. How he does things, when he does them, and in what manner are up to him. The name of Jesus, the power of his blood, and the prayer of faith have not lost their power over the centuries."  (p. 115 of Jim Cymbala's FRESH WIND, FRESH FIRE.)

Our thought today: We grieve the Holy Spirit when we're not open to His corrections. Do you want to be blessed? Submit to God's discipline. It comes directly through those we are responsible to, the Holy Spirit Himself and through reading the Scriptures.

11th- Thursday’s post by Wesley L. Duewel-
       #16 Prayerlessness is Sin

13th- Saturday's post by Sharon Jaynes-
    How to Revamp Your Quiet Time

15th- Sunday evening's post by Lee Forbes-
    We'll one Day Split the Sky!

17th- Tuesday's post by Wesley L. Duewel-
    A Sin of Disobedience     

A popular post: #9 Prayer and Revivals Dr. R. A. Torrey 
continues his message on prayer:

   "The history of the Church of Jesus Christ on earth has been largely a history of revivals. 
Humanly speaking the Church of Jesus Christ owes its very existence today to revivals. 
   Time and time again the Church has seemed to be on the verge of utter shipwreck;.."

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