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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

My Utmost For His Highest : "Have You Come To "When" Yet?"


June 20, 2012


And the Lord turned the captivity of Job when he prayed
for his friends.

Job 42:10

The plaintive, self-centred, morbid kind of prayer, a dead-set that I
want to be right, is never found in the New Testament. The fact that
I am trying to be right with God is a sign that I am rebelling
against the Atonement. "Lord, I will purify my heart if You will
answer my prayer; I will walk rightly if You will help me." I cannot
make myself right with God, I cannot make my life perfect; I can only
be right with God if I accept the Atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ
as an absolute gift. Am I humble enough to accept it? I have to
resign every kind of claim and cease from every effort, and leave
myself entirely alone in His hands, and then begin to pour out in the
priestly work of intercession. There is much prayer that arises from
real disbelief in the Atonement. Jesus is not beginning to save us,
He has saved us, the thing is done, and it is an insult to ask Him to
do it.

If you are not getting the hundredfold more, not getting insight into
God's word, then start praying for your friends, enter into the
ministry of the interior. "The Lord turned the captivity of Job when
he prayed for his friends." The real business of your life as a saved
soul is intercessory prayer. Wherever God puts you in circumstances,
pray immediately, pray that His Atonement may be realized in other
lives as it has been in yours. Pray for your friends now; pray for
those with whom you come in contact now.

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