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Intercession: Oswald Chambers, 12-13

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This is Oswald Chambers message from 'My Utmost for His Highest' for Dec 13th. This is one message truly for today:

 

Men ought always to pray, and not to faint; Lk 18:1

 

You cannot intercede if you do not believe in the reality of the Redemption; you will turn intercession into 'futile sympathy' with human beings which will only increase their submissive content to being out of touch with God. In intercession you bring the person, or the circumstance that impinges on you before God until you are 'moved by His attitude' towards that person or circumstance. Intercession means filling that person up 'that which is behind of the affliction of Christ' , and that is why there are so few intercessors. Intercession is put on the line of..'Put yourself in his place'. NEVER!! Try to put yourself in God's place.

As a worker, be careful to keep pace with the communications of reality from God or you will be crushed. If you 'know' too much, more than God has engineered for you to know, you cannot pray, the condition of the people is so crushing that you cannot get through to reality.

Our work lies in coming into definite contact with God about everything, and we 'shirk it' by becoming active workers (my comments: doing instead of being, showing soul rather than God's heart). We DO the things that can be 'tabulated' (my comments: counted by men) but we wil not intercede. Intercession is the one thing that has 'no snares', because it keeps our relationship with God completely open.

The thing to watch in intercession is that 'no soul' is 'patched up'; a soul MUST get through into contact with the Life of God. Think of the number of souls God has brought about our path and we have 'dropped them'! When we pray on the ground of Redemption, God 'creates' something He can create in no other way than through intercessory prayer.

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((((SE)))) It is so good to see a post from you, I've really missed these Oswald Chambers (and you too) smile

 

I really needed to read this today. I am so guilty of trying to fix everything. That one line ....

 

"If you 'know' too much, more than God has engineered for you to know, you cannot pray, the condition of the people is so crushing that you cannot get through to reality."

 

This is soooo very true. I find that the more I know, the more emotional I get, the less focused my prayers are and certainly the harder it is to hear from the Lord.

 

 

 

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