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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

#29 The Normality of Throne Life

Dr. Wesley L. Duewel: Jesus wants it to be normal for you to exercise throne authority in your prevailing prayer. It is not presumption to act on God's Word.

You are not to tremble before Satan but are to confront him from the throne. You are not to cower in the dust before him. You are to initiate prayer attacks on Satan's strongholds, force his retreat, and release his captives.

Nothing but throne life and your exercising your delegated throne authority befits you as a priest and king of God through Christ (1 Peter 2:9).

Prevailing prayer alone is adequate and befitting for you as one enthroned with Christ. Enthroned intercessors manifest no proud, superior authority.

It is only because of their Spirit-imparted pervasive humility that God is able to use them so mightily. It is those who humble themselves under God's might hand that the Spirit empowers to pray flaming lightning bolts from the throne.

Enthroned prayer warriors do not go on tours demonstrating their prayer power. They are often hidden saints mighty only in God.

In all other respects, theirs is a normal life—Spirit-filled, sanctified to God's will, and radiant with His presence and joy. They are not unbalanced, abnormal, or fanatical. They are not boasting of a superior spirituality.

They are wholesomely normal in their home life, work life, and church life. But in the hidden place of prayer they have power with God and exercise the prayer authority of Christ's throne.

You will note perhaps their quiet sense of spiritual responsibility, their sensitivity and deep concern for the needs of the kingdom and of our hurting world.

Rivers of love, joy, peace, patience, and goodness flow out from their innermost being (John 7:38; Gal. 5:22-23). They carry with them a special portion of God's presence.

Blessings seem to attend their word and their work. In them reside quiet power, intensity of commitment, active faith, and disciplined and devoted life of prayer.

Throne life honors God; it takes Him at His word. It knows His holy heartbeat and loves with the love of Christ. It rejoices in the triumph of Christ.

I often recognizes the hidden workings of God that others do not see. It does not judge from the external but is granted deeper understanding of God's purpose and goal.

It 'amens' the promises of God, echoing the amens of Jesus Himself (Rev. 3:14). Throne life sees God as God, permits God to be God, and gives God the opportunity He desires to get great glory through great answers to prayer.

(Google image and my emphasis added)

Used by permission of the author and Duewel Literature Trust, Inc., Greenwood, Indiana
#29 The Normality of Throne Life
by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel
(pp. 50-51) Zondervan 

     Father,  may we maintain a quiet sense of spiritual responsibility, sensitivity and deep concern for the needs of the kingdom and for our hurting world.
      Help us have a holy heartbeat and to love with the love of Christ.
      May we humble themselves under God's might hand so that the Spirit empowers us to pray effectively and fervently for the cause that touches Him.
     I ask this in Jesus' name. Amen.

Today’s Bible verse: Jer. 10:23 "O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps."

Today’s quotes: "The way that 99 percent of us are going to relate to the Lord is not through something dramatic like a blinding flash of light, but rather through something subtle and simple. But if we're not careful, we will let the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things enter in and cause us to miss that still, small voice. Psalm 46:10 tells to 'Be still, and know that I am God'—we have to be still." Andrew Wommack (p. 31 in his book, DON'T LIMIT GOD)

Our question today: "When God is totally self-sufficient
—why doesn't He just go ahead, without caring about the opinions of man or any other intelligent being, and speak into being what He wants?" (taken from p.44 of  DESTINED FOR THE THRONE

The answer: "In order to help the Church learn how to over-come evil, God came up with the plan of prayer. To give her on-the-job training. He gave her the authority to enforce his will right here on earth. In order to help her develop the character and to 'know responsibility and the authority to enforce His will and carry out his decisions on planet earth.' " (p. 49 of DESTINED FOR THE THRONE)

Upcoming posts:

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

Do You Mean What You Say?
4/2 Saturday's post by Lee Forbes

God is Our Refuge
3rd- Sunday evening's post by Lisa Buffaloe

#31 Acting Faith
5th- Tuesday's post by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel

A popular post:   Pride (How to deal with it) 

James H. Cagle shares these
thoughts with us on pride:

"Oh, how loving and kind the Spirit;
How compassionate as well the hand,
That points out the wicked sin of pride
That resides in the heart of ev’ry man..."

Yep, Spring's here!

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