Lessons on prayer witness lee
Lessons on Prayer by Witness LeeThe effectiveness of our prayer depends upon our understanding of the meaning of prayer itself. In Lessons on Prayer Witness Lee first discusses the real meaning of prayer: Prayer is the mutual contact between man and God; prayer is man breathing God, obtaining God, and being obtained by God; and prayer is man cooperating and co-working with God, allowing God to express Himself and His desire through man, and thus accomplish His purpose.
Lessons on Prayer
A real prayer is also man breathing in God just as he breathes in air. While you are thus breathing in God, spontaneously you are obtaining God, just as when you breathe in air, you receive air. Consequently, not only is God obtained by you to become your enjoyment, but also your whole being surrenders to God, turns unto God, and is wholly gained by God. The more you pray, the more you will be filled with God, and the more you will surrender yourself to God and be gained by Him. If you do not pray for a week or, even worse, a month, then you will be quite far from God. What does it mean to be quite far from God? It means that you cannot obtain God and be obtained by Him.
In the Bible the kingdom of God is of great significance. The enemy of God is also a very crucial issue in the Scripture. There is a very great conflict in the universe between God and His enemy Satan. You may say that the Bible is a book of life, and you may also say that the Bible is a book of warfare. There is a line in the Scripture that is the line of warfare. Satan first rose to revolt and to rebel.
Since the meaning of fasting is so serious, I would advise you, brothers and sisters, not to fast lightly. We cannot find in the Gospels that the Lord Jesus frequently fasted. Never consider fasting a trifling matter. Only the hypocritical Pharisees would say that they fasted twice a week. They considered fasting very common. In the Old Testament the prophet Isaiah severely rebuked such fasting. God does not accept such fasting in prayer.
All prayers in ascension are prayers of authority.
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