Weekly Pursuit – Week 3 of September

Sep 23, 2020 by

Verses:

Dan. 9:3 “So I set my face toward the Lord God to seek Him in prayers and supplications with fasting and sackcloth and ashes.”

 

Excerpts:

[According to Daniel 9:2-4] Daniel understood God’s will for Jerusalem from the Scriptures and prayed for God’s will according to the Scriptures. Daniel knew how to pray because he knew how to draw near to God, to contact God, to absorb God, and to let God express Himself.

 

Daniel was God’s co-worker on earth. He was considerate of God’s heart and contacted God. He lived in God and let God live in him. Daniel was a person in union with God. As a result, Daniel could co-work with God, coordinate with God, and be God’s expression when there was a great turn of events on earth. Daniel understood from God’s Word that the desolation of the children of Israel would last seventy years and that at the conclusion of the seventy years God would bring the children of Israel from the land of their captivity to the land of Israel for them to rebuild Jerusalem. He knew God’s intention and prayed for it with fasting. He knew God was about to move on earth, so he became God’s expression in order to coordinate with God through prayer. The extent to which Daniel prayed was the extent to which God worked. God did what Daniel prayed for. The return of the children of Israel to Jerusalem was God’s fulfilling of Daniel’s prayer. The children of Israel’s return from captivity was the issue of Daniel’s prayer. Hence, Daniel’s prayer co-worked with God, opened a way for God’s work, caused God to work, and led God’s work. (The Meaning and Purpose of Prayer, ch.3)

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