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Power for Praying and Working

By Andrew Murray

      In prayer the power for work is obtained. Wher Jesus was here on earth, He did the greatest works Himself. Devils that the disciples could not cast out d at His word. When He went to be with the Fether, He was no longer here in body to work directly. The disciples were now His Body. All His work from the throne in heaven must and could be done here on earth through them. Now that Christ was leaving the scene and could only work through commissioners, it might have been expected that the works would be fewer and weaker.

      He assures us of the contrary: "Verily, verily I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father" (John 14:12). His approaching death was to be a breaking down of the power of sin. With the resurrection, the powers of the eternal life were to bake possession of the human body and obtain supremacy over human life. With His ascension, Christ was to receive the power to communicate the Holy Spirit completely to His Body. The union-the oneness between Himself on the throne and those on earthwas to be so intensely and divinely perfect, that He meant it as the literal truth: "Greater works than these shall he do, because I go to the Father."

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