ONE HOUR WITH JESUS (2)
*WISDOM FOR TODAY*
*ONE HOUR WITH JESUS (2)*
Matthew 26:42-46 –► *He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.*
*And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy.*
*And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.*
*Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.*
*Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray me.*
*Insight and Highlight.*
A prayer timely prayed, is life timely saved.
Quality time spent in prayer and its timeliness do hold enemies back.
The word you say can permit or restrain your enemies.
Immediately Jesus said the enemies are at hand and while the word was still in His mouth, Judas and His co-conspirators showed up as Jesus had said.
The next verse in Matt 26:47, reads–►🔹 *And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people.*🔹
From the secene at Gestemane, we can learn a few things.
First, we see that timely prayer helps and encourages us in warfare to face any life threatening situation.
Second, it tells us thare are life threatening situations that present themselves with no option of escape or an attempt to escape.
There may be no time to retreat or time of repose but rather a time to confront the danger. Jesus said in Matt 26:46, *Rise let us be going.."* not to flee but to go face Judas and His arresters.
Do not give up, the more threatening the situation the more prayer is required.
Be encouraged, James 5:16–►🔹 *...The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much*🔹
Faithful prayers work!
When you pray, the Spirit is willing, resist the flesh. The more weakened the flesh, the more should be your resolve to pray.
*Call to Word action.*
Anytime you do not feel like praying is the time you need to pray.
*The Christian clarion duty.*
If only you knew most battles are won in prayers long before the battle, you will be encouraged to pray.
Help me to pray till my joy is full. Let me not faint, let my prayers be effective in Jesus name.
Good morning all and have a blessed day.
God bless you.