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Devotional - week of November 6, 2016


A KINGDOM PRAYER

Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.  Hebrews 7:25

Since Jesus returned to heaven, He has been praying for all believers to grow as Christians. He will continue this intercessory work until He returns.

It is possible for us to join Him in this fruitful work.

We understand that real growth starts when a believer begins to live out the new-creation life.

We understand that one lives out the new-creation life by experiencing his crucifixion, burial, and resurrection—which is reality in all who have received Jesus as Lord and Savior.

We can pray, then, for God to place in the lives of believers the world over a passion to experience Christian growth.

We can pray that God will reveal to believers throughout the Kingdom that upon receiving Jesus as Lord and Savior they were crucified, buried, and resurrected.

Because we know that most believers come to realize their oneness with Christ through Christian literature, we can pray that the Lord will place in the hands of believers, literature explaining the new-creation life.

Since the Bible may be the only literature some believers will every have, we can pray that God will guide them to the truths of Romans 6:3-13 and reveal to them the meaning of those verses.

Such praying is legitimate and needful and can result in great fruitfulness throughout the Kingdom of God.

While we pray in this manner, we can continue to share the truths of the exchanged life—through words and Christian literature.

There is much evidence of the need for Christian growth in the lives of believers. What a joy to know that through intercessory prayer we can have a part in the maturing of many.