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62B. Let Jesus Live through You (Give yourself to prayer, and God will give Himself to you.)

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  speaker icon   1. Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus, excerpt   (1:12)
  speaker icon   2. O Sweet Wonder, verse 1   (3:41)
  speaker icon   3. Let Jesus Live through You   (20:55)
  speaker icon   4. When I’m with Him   (3:04)

Selected Verses:

John 17:21-23.  That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.  22And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: 23I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

Acts 6:4.  But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.

John 15:5.  I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.


We must never forget the words of Jesus when He said, “I am the True Vine.”  He’s never given up His job.  God Almighty sent Him into this world to save the world, and that’s His job.  And when He left His disciples, He said, “As the Father hath sent Me into the world, even so send I you”—or them—“into the world.”  And His gracious provision is this: “I have appointed you, I have ordained you.”  There is the only true ordination.  He has ordained us to be branches in the vine.  It means to be so closely united to the Lord Jesus Christ that we are not—that Christ can have hold of us through the power of the Holy Ghost. 

Now, all these things are in the Bible, and as I meditate upon these wonderful words—John 14 through 17—I wonder why we haven’t entered into the possession of them more greatly.  I suppose they’re too spiritual, they’re too wonderful, they are too deep, they’re too mighty.  The call of God is too wonderful: to think that Jesus Christ says, “Father as Thou art in Me, and I in Thee, that they all may be made perfect in one, and that the world might know that Thou hast sent Me, and hast loved them as Thou hast loved Me.  And that they may all be one as Thou Father art in Me, and I in Thee.”

But that prayer has got to find its fulfillment somewhere along the way.

Selected Quotes:

speaker iconThat whatsoever ye ask the Father in My name, He may give it to you.”  And that the early disciples seemed to understand better than we do today.  They gave themselves “continually to prayer,” and then the ministry of the word was effective.  But when these disciples gave themselves continually to prayer, they meant to say that they had to abide in the Lord Jesus Christ.  They knew that they couldn’t do anything themselves.

Now, here was the world, and God had sent them into the world, and had sent them and commanded them to go into all the world and preach the Gospel.  And yet, they didn’t do it; they tarried there in the city of AntiochThey prayed and tarried.  And why were they wasting their time like that?  Why, because they knew they couldn’t do anything.  But they kept the presence of God in their midst, and they kept their union to the Son of God like that.

speaker icon I’ve been thanking God these days because God didn’t allow me to follow my own stupid ways and to follow men.  If I had, my Lord, what would I have lost!

speaker icon I kept giving myself to prayer, and Jesus Christ kept giving Himself to me.

speaker icon God knows what He wants with you.  But He is not going to carry out His plan with you unless you take John 14 and live it.  Oh, Jesus!  Lord Jesus, You are filling all the world with the power of Your resurrection.  And the best thing about that is the fact that He offers to me to be filled not only with the Holy Ghost but with all the fullness of God.  And these things are in the Bible. 

When the Lord Jesus Christ begins His discourse in John 14, He begins to open the door into eternity wide—into the sonship of God for every one of us.  And that call is the highest call that God Almighty ever issued to any of His creatures: to be “sons of God without rebuke in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom we shine as lights in the world,” and to be fruitful, that our “fruit should remain,” and that “whatsoever we ask the Father in His name…”

What union that produces!  What union that requires between myself and Jesus!  And we think we’re a prayerful lot.  But, folks, as Elder Brooks said, “I tell you, we fool ourselves when we think that.”

speaker icon He’s talking to you personally.  He wants you to see that you can have Him, and that He wants you.  And that call that comes from Calvary is so clear.  And He wants you to be in love with Him, because He was in love with you before you ever loved Him.  And He wants you to be His before you ever thought of it.  He purchased you with His own blood, and He offers Himself to every one of us so personally.  And that’s what a prayer life will bring.


Comments on the Patchen Avenue mission.  “Here, my first convert is in the insane asylum.  What a how-do-you-do!  And how discouraging that might have been!  But nothing discouraged me because I knew I was in God’s will…  I welcomed these discouraging features.  I did.  I said, ‘Now the Lord can show what He can do.’”    (from 11:59)

Only a remnant responded in the Zion Faith Home.  “Oh how very few that really entered in upon that kind of a life!”    (from 17:53)


Preacher and Prayer, by E. M. Bounds.

Date: “All the things that have been done during these 43 years—tent meetings, and street meetings, and other meetings—they were prompted by the Holy Ghost.”  That would place this recording around 1968.

Audio Quality: Fair

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