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Thursday, January 12, 2017

#82 The Power in Prayer of Agreement

Dr. Wesley L. Duewel: If everyone who asks receives and everyone who seeks finds, and if to everyone who knocks, the door is opened (Matt. 7:7), then how much more can be expected when two, five, or ten unitedly ask, seek, and knock?

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   Spurgeon preached,

   "If one Jacob can prevail over a wrestling angel, what 
    can two do! What victory would come to two joined in
    the same wrestling! 'One of you shall chase a thousand
    and two put ten thousand to flight!' There is accumulated
    power in united intercession; two do not double the force, 
    but multiply it tenfold."

   He then added, "God grant to each of us a praying partner."
[Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Treasury of the Bible, Vol. 3 
Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1968) 258.]

   If Jesus is present with every believer, adding His amen to each prayer in the will of God (Rev. 3:14), how much more is Jesus fully present in adding His amen when His children unite in prayer.

   To Jesus, the prayer of agreement is the most meaningful of all prayer. The prayer of two or three in real symphony far outweighs the normal praying about the same request by thousands who have no true unity of heart-cry, no determination to see God's will effected, and no really prevailing intercession.

   Jesus referred to two gathering "in my name" (Matt. 18:20). The Greek is literally, "into my name." This wording implies entering into all that the name of Jesus includes.

   We not only believe in Christ, we pray together in commitment to Christ, sharing His love, sensing His heartbeat and the priorities of His will.

   The name of Jesus, when we are sure we are praying in accordance with God's holy will, gives us confidence in prayer, authority in prayer, and special boldness in spiritual battle.

   The name of Jesus should help draw us into the close unity needed in the prayer of agreement, and it should be our spiritual missile to blast through Satan's hindrances and blockade. There is power and authority in the name of Jesus.

   The Holy Spirit longs to work in power, but except for deliberate sin, nothing grieves Him more than disunity, and nothing gives Him the liberty He needs to work in and through us like unity.

   The closer our unity, the more fully His presence can be manifested and His power appropriated by us. 

   When the Spirit sees God's children united in the tremendous unity of the prayer of agreement, with hearts beating as one, with longings, tears, hopes, and faith blended together in holy oneness, He puts Himself into our praying.

   He is power, all power. He enforces the authority of Jesus. He glories in bringing victories in Jesus' name.

Used by permission of the author and Duewel Literature Trust, Inc., Greenwood, Indiana
     (With Jean's impressions added)

Mighty Prevailing Prayer
##82 The Power in Prayer of Agreement
by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel
(pp. 138 -139) Zondervan

Let's pray-

 "Dear Lord, You have put “the hope of glory” in me. May I not be afraid of who You are. May I not be ashamed. May I not be fearful. Instead, may I be strong, confident and sure of Your strength. May I go into the world ready to shine Your light. Equip me and empower me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen."

Are You Living Christ’s Full Power?  Kelly Balarie

Today's Bible verse-

(Colossians 1:27 (NIV)“To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory."

Today's quote-

Ann Voskamp- "Are stress and worry evidences of a soul too lazy, too undisciplined, to keep gaze fixed on God? To stay in love/ I don't like to ask these questions, sweep out these corners where eyes glare from shadows. But this I must ask and I do, out loud, to the C-scale being played with certainty: Isn't joy worth the effort of trust?" [from her book, one thousand gifts]

Today's popular post-

C. Peter Wagner continues his 
teaching: "The other time Jesus uses 
nidao is in one of His references to 
dealing with the 'strongman,' or with an opposing demonic force.

In Luke's Gospel, He speaks of overcoming (nikao) the strongman so that his palace can be invaded and his goods spoiled...''

Upcoming posts-
Locked Into Love
14th- Saturday's post by Jean Oathout

#83 How to Agree in Prayer
17th- Tuesday's post by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel

#84 Agree in Claiming an Appropriate Prayer
19th- Thursday's post by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel

A Choice that God Blesses
21st- Saturday's post by James H. Cagle

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