PRAY HARDER

KEY SCRIPTURE: Luke 22:44 KJV” And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.”

The Lord was faced with a very tough issue. He had to go through the cross and suffer all that had been set up by divine justice for the total liberation of mankind. His punishment were designed to free humanity in every area that Satan had the claim over man.

He had to be rejected for men to be accepted (Isaiah53:3)

His body had to be beaten and torn, that we might be healed (Isaiah 53:5)

He had to be hanged on the cross to take away our curse. (Gai 3;13)

He had to die that we might live (John 10;10)

He had to be made poor that we might be made rich 2 Cor 8:9).

For humanity to be free, Jesus had to under go every one of the judgements stated above. What He needed to help Him go through all these was God’s grace. He prayed earnestly to receive the grace, to go through.

He received an angel to strengthen Him to pray. Luke 22:43 KJV” And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him”. Dear brother, what He needed at that moment, was a breakthrough in prayer. The bible reveals that He prayed till His sweat became like drops of blood. This revealed the intense agony He went through. Luke 22:44 KJV “”And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground”.

Dear one is there any situation that threatens you, and takes away your peace? If you can overcome on your knees, then you would overcome in reality. In such moments we need the help of the Holy Spirit. The word says He helps us in our weaknesses. He makes intercessions for us with groaning that cannot be uttered. (Rom 8:26). In such times your ability to pray through is what matters. Praying through means persisting in prayer till you have a note of victory and God’s assurance that it is over. The Lord Jesus had that assurance of victory and so, He came to the disciples and said, they should rise up, and go.

THOUGHT: THERE IS NO VICTORY FOR SATAN, SO PERSIST IN PRAYER TILL YOU WIN.

FURTHER STUDIES

Romans 8:26. “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered”.

Colossians 4:12. Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

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