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God’s Economy in Faith

April 2022 International Training for Elders and Responsible Ones

What is Real Prayer?

Real prayer is the mutual contact between God and man. Prayer is not just man contacting God but also God contacting man. If in prayer man does not touch or contact God, and God does not touch or contact man, that prayer is below the proper standard.

Every prayer that is up to the standard is one which is a mutual flow and contact between God and man. God and man are just like electric currents flowing into one another. It is hard to say that prayer is solely God in man or solely man in God. According to the fact and experience, prayer is the flowing between God and man. Every prayer that is truly up to the standard surely will have a condition of mutual flowing between God and man so that man may actually touch God and God may actually touch man; thus, man is united with God, and God with man. Therefore, the highest and most accurate meaning of prayer is that it is the mutual contact between God and man. (CWWL, 1959, vol. 4, “Lessons on Prayer,” pp. 19-20)


 

Looking Away unto Jesus the Author of Our Faith

The Hebrew believers had to look away from all the things of their situation…unto…the wonderful Jesus…enthroned in heaven and “crowned with glory and honor” (Heb. 2:9)…the greatest attraction in the universe, like an immense magnet drawing all His seekers unto Him.

We need Jesus as the Author of faith because, according to our natural man, we do not have any believing ability. We do not have faith by ourselves. The faith we have through which we are saved is “not of ourselves; it is the gift of God” (Eph. 2:8). We have “obtained” this “precious faith” by God’s gift (2 Pet. 1:1). When we look unto Jesus, He, as “the life-giving Spirit” (1 Cor. 15:45), transfuses us with Himself, with His believing element. Then, spontaneously, the believing ability arises in our being, and we have the faith to believe in Him….He Himself…is our faith. We live by Him as our faith, by His faith (Gal. 2:20), not by our own faith. (Life-study of Hebrews, pp. 565-566, 552)


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