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Day Forty - Simpson on Jesus's Prayer in the Garden

Posted by Amy Roedding , in 40 Days of Prayer 10 June 2013 · 2946 views

Read: Acts 28
Prayer: That a spirit of worship would be at Council and that Jesus would be high and lifted up!

There is no place nor time where the soul is so unfolded spiritually as the of hour solitary prayer, especially in some great crisis of need or suffering. John 17 is the opening of the curtains of the inner sanctuary of Christ's heart and the unsealing of the very Holy of Holies itself. Here, above all other places, we may expect the truest and deepest expression of His consciousness, and it is still the same as in His parting words to His disciples.

Calmly and sublimely He still takes His exalted and supreme place in His Father's fellowship, speaks of the glory which He had before the world was, assumes His perfect unity with Him as the very pattern of the oneness of His disciples, and claims the sanctification preservation and glorification of His people by kingly right. With the majestic and imperative words which none but the equal of God could utter, "Father, I want" (17:24). Surely no one can look upon this scene without the deepest conviction of His conscious deity and the feeling that to assume such claims and rights, and constantly sustain the lofty character to a close would have been as impossible for a mere man as it would have been profane.

A.B. Simpson
Taken from Christ in the Bible, pg. 395.

Jesus, we thank you and praise you for letting us see your heart for us and for the world in your intimate prayer to the Father in John 17. We sense your love and your deity in this prayer and we are thankful for both. We acknowledge and worship you as Lord. We worship you as we sing A.B. Simpson's words that still resonate in our hearts -

Jesus only is our message,
Jesus all our theme shall be;
We will lift up Jesus ever,
Jesus only will we see.

Jesus only, Jesus ever,
Jesus all in all we sing,
Savior, Sanctifier, and Healer,
Glorious Lord and coming King. Amen!

(A special thanks to those who followed and prayed with us! Leave a comment if you have enjoyed this 40 Days of Community Prayer! We would love to have your input.)

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Cindy Carroll
Jun 10 2013 09:14 AM
I was blessed to follow along and pray with you for this 40 days of prayer. May the Lord continue to direct the Christian and Missionary Alliance in a way that brings honor to His name. Jesus Only! Amen.
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