Receiving the Life-Supply in Prayer
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bible Verses (RcV) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Luke 11: 9 And I say to you, Ask and it shall be given to
you; seek and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened to
you. 10 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks
finds, and to him who knocks it shall be opened. 11 But what
father among you whose son shall ask for a fish will instead
of a fish hand him a snake? 12 Or if he shall also ask for
an egg will hand him a scorpion? 13 If you then being evil
know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more
will the Father who is from heaven give the Holy Spirit to
those who ask Him!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Words of Ministry ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
After we have prayed ourselves into God, then, as those in
God, we receive the life supply as indicated by the loaves,
the fish, and the egg. The totality of these riches–the
riches of the earth, the water, and the air–is the Holy
Spirit. This means that the Holy Spirit is the life supply.
When we pray ourselves into God, we should remain in God to
receive the Holy Spirit as our life supply. Have you ever
heard before that to pray is to pray ourselves into God so
that we may remain in Him continually to receive the Holy
Spirit as our life supply? This life supply, signified by the
loaves, the fish, and the egg, nourishes not only ourselves
but also those under our care [vs 5-8].
The governing principle of our prayer should be that prayer
always brings us into God. This does not mean that you should
not ask the Lord to heal you if you are sick. The point is
that when you pray for healing you should observe the
governing principle of prayer and pray yourself into God. If
your way of praying distracts you from the Lord and does not
bring you into Him, you should change your way of praying.
Seek to pray in such a way that you are brought into God. The
prayer that brings us into God is the right kind of prayer.
We know from our experience with the Lord that often we have
prayed properly and have prayed ourselves into God. As we
remain in Him, we receive His riches, the riches that are
embodied in His Spirit. When we receive the Holy Spirit as
our life supply signified by the loaves, the fish, and the
egg, we can feed ourselves, and we can also feed all those
under our care.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible
(RcV) and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of
Luke, pp. 233-234. Both are published by Living Stream
Ministry, Anaheim, CA.