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Tuesday | 24 July 2018
The fellowship of prayer

Through the fellowship of prayer with the Father and Holy Spirit, Christ received the strength and power of God that comes from Their Eternal Spirit. Luk 22:43. Heb 9:14. Heb 12:2. Through Eternal Spirit, Christ was able to demonstrate the obedience of faith, and to offer Himself to God as a living sacrifice. Jesus was provided with life and grace to endure the complete process of the cross.

Jesus Christ is the Pioneer of our salvation. He has gone before us and prayed for each one of us. Jn 17:9,15,20. When we join the fellowship of His prayer, we receive the same strength that He did. We are each sustained as a living sacrifice in the fellowship of Christ’s offering and sufferings. By the enabling of the Spirit, we can join Him in the fellowship of every aspect of His one offering.

In prayer, we are receiving the life and faith of the Son of God, which is enabling us to put off the desire and motivation to pursue our own ways. Gal 2:20. Furthermore, the love of God is being poured into our heart, motivating and enabling us to love. We demonstrate love by laying down our life for others, and by doing the works of sonship that the Father has prepared for us. These are the works that are according to our sanctification, and they bear the fruit of eternal life. Rom 6:22.

As we pray in the Spirit, we are ‘building ourselves up on our most holy faith’, and we are keeping ourselves in the love of God. Jud 1:20-21. The apostle James wrote that ‘the effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much’. Jas 5:16. When we join the fellowship of Christ’s prayer, then there is a real and substantial effect in our lives and the lives of others.


Further Study:
John 17
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References:

Luk 22:43
Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him.

Heb 9:13-14
For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Heb 12:2
Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Joh 17:9
I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours.

Joh 17:15
I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.

Joh 17:20
I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word.

Gal 2:20
I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

Rom 6:22
But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life.

Jud 1:20-21
But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

Jas 5:16
Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
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