Not only prayer helps us enter God’s presence, it is a source for godly revelations II

Welcome in our „Daily Word for Spiritual Strength” column!Today, I would like to continue developing the topic we started yesterday – prayers as the source of godly revelation.We were talking that through prayers Moses received revelations from God.Jesus also said that He speaks only what He has heard from the Father and He does what He has seen His Father doing. Jesus heard and saw the Father, and afterwards He repeated what He has heard and seen. Here the secret of the wonderful ministry of Jesus is hidden.
“Jesus gave them this answer: “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by Himself; He can do only what He sees His Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. For the Father loves the Son and shows Him all He does. Yes, to your amazement He will show Him even greater things than these. By Myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and My judgment is just, for I seek not to please Myself but Him who sent Me.” (John 5:19-20,30)
You see what Jesus said, „For the Father loves the Son and shows Him all He does.”God loves us the way He loves the Son, therefore God wants to show us what He does. Jesus speaks about that in the Scripture:
„…to let the world know that You sent Me and have loved them even as You have loved Me.” (John 17:23 b)
Jesus said that He received the Word and message from the Father. How did He manage this? Thanks to His prayers! Jesus drew near to God in prayer and God approached Him. The result of fellowship between Jesus and the Father, was the fact that God gave Jesus the Word and message. God revealed to Jesus what needed to be done, as well as when and with what to do it. As a result, Jesus always did miracles.Here´s where the secret of success of Jesus was hidden! Here´s where Moses´ success lay! Here´s where God is hiding the key to success for all the men and women during all the history of the Church.Prior to choosing His disciples, Jesus spent all the night in prayers.
„One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles.” (Luke 6:12-13)
Often in early mornings, Jesus went to a deserted place to pray.
“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.” (Mark 1:35)
In his prophesy about Jesus, Isaiah asserted that the secret of His success and the source of His strength and courage is in His fellowship with the Father.
“The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught. The Sovereign LORD has opened my ears, and I have not been rebellious; I have not drawn back. I offered my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard; I did not hide my face from mocking and spitting. Because the Sovereign LORD helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore have I set my face like flint, and I know I will not be put to shame. He who vindicates me is near. Who then will bring charges against me? Let us face each other! Who is my accuser? Let him confront me! It is the Sovereign LORD who helps me. Who is he that will condemn me? They will all wear out like a garment; the moths will eat them up. Who among you fears the LORD and obeys the word of his servant? Let him who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the LORD and rely on his God.“ (Isaiah 50:4-10)
Jesus heard from God. He could strengthen the weary with the Word, because He regularly had a contact with God and knew how things needed to be done.Dear friend, if you are ready to pay the price – by regular solitude with God, as Moses, Jesus and all of His disciples did – have no doubt that God will direct all of your steps and will guide you on the right path in all things.Abundant blessings from God!Till tomorrow!Pastor Rufus Ajiboye

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