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Thursday, March 24, 2016

#28 You Sit Beside Christ on His Throne

Dr. Wesley L. Duewel: You sit beside Christ on His throne, triumphant in Him, triumphant through Him.

The truth is so amazing that Paul was afraid we would not comprehend it in all its beauty. So before he explains it to the Ephesians, he tells them that he continually asks that God the Father would give them "the Spirit of wisdom and revelation"  and that the eyes of their heart might be enlightened so that they could realize and truly know their hope and riches in Christ, and Christ's "incomparably great power for us who believe."

He then describes how that power raised Christ to heaven's throne and put all things under His feet. Then Paul overwhelms us by saying that we are there seated with Christ (Eph. 1:17-2-6).

May God help us to grasp the power and authority given us through prayer by virtue of this amazing truth. This teaching is the foundation of all prevailing prayer and explains why, by prayer, you can attack and rout Satan.

In yourself you are a weak human being. But in Christ you are seated beside him on His sovereign throne, and He delegates to you the privilege of praying in His name, resisting Satan, your already-defeated foe, and crushing Satan under your feet because Satan is under Jesus' feet.

Huegel reminds us that you do not work up to this throne life little by little. It is not by your struggling, praying, and fasting that you finally attain throne life.

Throne life is God's gift of grace to you in Christ. Having realized God's gift of throne life, you may at times wrestle and fast as you prevail in prayer. But it is the expression of throne life, not a means to enter into it.

The full realization of the throne life "naturally presupposes many steps: surrender, consecration, the Spirit's infilling, victorious living—all are involved and presupposed." (The Enthroned Christian, p.19).

The cross is the door to the Christian life, to the Spirit-filled life, and to the enthroned life. You have no power, victory, or authority of your own. All is by grace; all is because of the cross.

To you, by grace, it is given to sit with Christ on His throne and there to intercede and prevail for his kingdom.

We are so identified with Christ that if we are one with Him in His death on the cross, (see Gal. 2:20), we cannot be other than one with Him in His resurrection and one with Him on His throne. 

Throne life is to produce as definite results as crucifixion with Christ does. You're to reign by your prayer just as Jesus reigns by prayer. Reigning means prevailing.

May God write this powerful truth deeper and deeper on our hearts and use it ever more significantly in our prevailing prayer.

(Google image and my emphasis added)

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

Mighty Prevailing Prayer
#28 You Sit Beside Christ on His
by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel
(pp. 48-50) Zondervan 

    Father, let our hearts be united with Your desires for us, and may we begin to comprehend what it is You've provided for us to be successful in our prevailing-prayer efforts.
    As throne life is to produce as definite results as crucifixion with Christ does, we'll reign by our prayers just as Jesus reigns by prayer. 
    Reigning means prevailing. May this become such a reality to us, that we become confident that You hear us, and that You'll help us in our praying.
     I ask this in Jesus' name. Amen.

Today’s Bible verse: Rom. 6:12 "Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that Ye should obey it in the lists thereof." 

Our question today: What really is important? What drives us? Is today's value system drawing us away from God's values, which we hold ever so lightly at times?

Our thought today: We do have the right to be happy, yes, but what really makes us happy is our obedience to a loving and forgiving God. That's where we'll find real joy!

Upcoming posts:

26th- Saturday’s post by Kim Damon
       Taming the Tongue

27th- Sunday evening's post by James H. Cagle
       Our Nation's at War

29th- Tuesday's post by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel
# 29 The Normality of Throne Life

31st- Thursday's post by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel
          #30 Reigning in Life

A popular post: Christian Benefits 

 Jean Oathout continues her thought of what's in it for you (previous post) as a Christian. The following is a partial listing of the benefits:

1)  The LORD loves us for who we are now, but once we've admitted we're 
a sinner, received the free gift of salvation offered us through Christ, and have been filled with His Spirit...

Val's with Jesus now!

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