Jesus said that He was in the Father and the Father in Him, with means that they were one and from out of that unity the works of God flowed forth. For us to do the works of God and even greater than those which Jesus did, we need to believe in the prayer which Jesus prayed that we share in this same glory and relationship of oneness with God – that is the place that Jesus went to prepare for us. This faith results therein that whatsoever we ask in the name of Jesus, the Father will do. Praying in the name of Jesus is not praying like as if using a magic formula, but praying from out of a revelation of what He has accomplished on the cross, the authority which came forth from this and who we are in Him. This unity we have with Jesus and the Father was the result of the Holy Spirit being poured out in us. Thus we are in a mature relationship with the Father and a first reflex action which comes forth out of this relationship is prayer. Growth in prayer is directly related to growth in sonship. Prayers live throughout eternity and are extremely powerful. The second reflex action we have is an awareness of our identity in the context of our relationship with the Father as Sons of God. In understanding the fact that we are Sons, we also understand that our purpose is to be a representation of the Father and to bring forth much fruit – speaking His words and doing His works. In other words, prayer is co-operation with the Father. We do all of this by firstly abiding in His love, which means we stay conscious of how much He loves us and that we are inseparable from this love and what He did for us on the cross. Secondly we do everything possible to live a life submitted unto the Word of God. The result of all of this is peace and joy. Peace because our hearts do not condemn us when we pray because of the assurance that we are reconciled with God and will never be punished, and joy because we are operating in that which we have been created for as Sons, and seeing to- or fruit of our prayers.
Where Prayer Begins
By JD|2019-11-22T07:56:00+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Podcast|0 Comments