And the LORD said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am doing, since Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? For I have known him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep the way of the LORD, to do righteousness and justice, that the LORD may bring to Abraham what He has spoken to him.”(Genesis 18:17-19 NKJV)
The New Testament describes an experience that few of us have known. We are looking at some things about prayer for one another that will revolutionize your life and your church. The example of Abraham in Genesis 18 is a challenge to us to get beyond where we’ve been, and move into the realm of living out the privilege and responsibility of being sons of God.
We began this study to find ways to help the people of God receive the healing that Jesus bought for them. To do this, we will need to step outside our usual prayer mode. For most of us, if we choose to get honest, our prayers are often self-centered: me, mine, and others who are in my immediate circle or who impact any of the above adversely. It’s time we move beyond self-centered prayer and begin to exercise our authority in the lives of our spiritual family. We are connected. We are in covenant. We have responsibility and authority. Let’s add the passion we saw in our friend Epaphras from Colossians 4:12 and the determination shown by our father Abraham in Genesis 18, and commit to persist until we see our whole church family “stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured. (Colossians 4:12 NIV)” That includes healing!
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