Education of the Highest Kind

"And they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch."  (Acts 5:12)

"... Behold, the men whom ye put in prison are standing in the temple, and teaching the people."

(Acts 5:25)

Those who are terribly restrained become free.  These are two opposites somehow brought together in the Kingdom of God.  The innate quality of Christianity is freedom.  The Gospel is bold news to instill courage and announce absolute victory to those in defeat, facing difficulties and imprisonment.  All through life you will be put into prisons where you cannot give expression to the joy in your heart.

You will not be allowed to put the divine principle of the Gospel into other hearts.  Then you must preach to the very people who try to restrain you.  The more you compromise, the more you loose.  All the saints have gone this way.  The principle of the Gospel is working in you.  It must bring forth much fruit.  This principle of the Gospel was working in Peter.  He was a weak man, who once denied Christ, when he had not sufficient prayer to support him.  The flesh is always weak.

In prayer the conscious and the subconscious mind are united.  Peter, this ignorant man, had learnt the wonderful art of exercising faith in God and achieved wonderful results.  Real spiritual digestion takes place in prayer.  A Christian is working the Word of God into the subconscious while in prayer.  There are so many things pulling us down to this world.  The desires of the flesh are subdued in prayer, and self is cut down in prayer.  Your resistance to the inflow of divine power becomes less and less as you pray.  The subconscious mind of saints is in continual contact with God.

At the beginning of this chapter, we see how Peter was in communion with God and knew that Annanias and Sapphira were telling lies.  Elijah was so developed in prayer, that even when he said, 'Let fire come down,' fire came down.  His self was obliterated and Christ was dwelling within him.

Prayer is an education of the highest kind.  The highest development of the human personality is in prayer.  St. Paul went away to the wilderness for three years to pray.  He was in the school of prayer.  Continue in this kind of prayer.  Then you are bound to be a blessing to others.  Every man with a clean conscience and a pure heart, praying with the purest of motives and with his self obliterated is bound to achieve the greatest results.

Throw in all your personality into prayer.  The intensity of your prayer brings you into higher degrees of attainment.