DO YOU HAVE A HIGH VIEW OF PRAYER?
LUKE 18: 1 - 8
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JESUS CHRIST loved to teach in parables. His simple, almost
childlike stories, helped to make His points clear and
memorable. His story of the widow pleading with an impersonal
judge helps our understanding of the need of prevailing prayer.
That is, when you have got the right thing about which to pray,
keep on praying for it.
The "prayers of all saints" are a perpetual force against all
the powers of darkness. God's prayer warriors are needed at all
times in dreadful spiritual warfare.
Prayer is and always has been a mighty energy in overcoming the
world, the flesh, and the devil. Victories in God's movements
always follow prayer.
Prayer is a vital means by which the wonders of God are made
real and observable.
The judge in Christ's story of the insistent widow was moved by
her faith. Faith is an essential element in prayer. If faith has
a telescopic, far-off vision of God, prayer works no miracles.
God always answers prayer. Always!
HE SOMETIMES ANSWERS WITH A LOVING "NO." Remember, His "no" is
an answer and it is always predicated on two factors. One, He
knows more than we and two, His love for us is unconditional.
Would a loving parent give a venomous poison snake to an infant
regardless of how much the child begged for it? To the child the
snake may be appealing. It may look chewy, tasty, and the
coiling motion may be interesting. However, the child doesn't
have the parent's ...
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