REVIVAL

The Gospel Message
Part three:
Pray without ceasing
2 Corinthians 7:14 required four things before He would heal our land, demonstrated by the words “if” and “then,” We have reviewed the first requirement with the word Humble, which is the same thing as humility. The second requirement is prayer. Morris Cerullo said at his 23rd annual world conference in 1994 that the last movement of God will be one of prayer. Today is that day, for we are in the last days of human government. This is the hour of the intercessor. However, Christ’s Word calls each of us to prayer.

v17 Pray without ceasing.
v18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. [1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 KJV]

For the longest time, I could not fathom praying without ceasing. I thought that would take a hyper spiritual person to pray without ceasing. My quandary compounded when I knew that Jesus never even prayed continually, or at least according to the Bible. Until I learned that the Scripture did not mean without stopping, but like verse 18 quoted, we were to give thanks to God in everything. How do we give thanks? Through prayer [1]. Prayer is nothing more than communication with God, and we can do that all day. I realized I was already talking to God all day in most everything I did, so I felt good about that.
Now, I am not an intercessor by any stretch of the imagination, but God answers my prayers. Thank you, Jesus. The beautiful thing about praying is we have access to the King of kings and the Lord of lords and His presence [2]. All we must do is metaphorically dial Him up. Like I said last week, if we expect God to heal our land, then we must fulfill each of His “ifs.” There needs to be a hunger for God in these days and not just a weekend warrior on Sunday [3]. Since Christ raised us to a new life in Him, let’s think about the things of heaven, and not the things of earth [4]. We seek His face with humility and through prayer. Next week we will look at seeking His face, or put another way, seeking God.

Our dear heavenly Father, I come to you with a humble and contrite heart, giving you thanks for what you are doing in my life. I thank you for your many blessings given to me. I’m lost without you, Lord. Thank you for never leaving or forsaking me, a filthy sinner. Thank you for answered prayer, and Lord, I even thank you for unanswered prayer, because you know what’s best for me. Thank you, Lord for your forgiveness when I get disappointed or upset for unanswered prayer. You taught me that unanswered prayer is not necessarily a no, but just not yet, or when I pray amiss. In your precious name, AMEN.

If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it [5].
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[1] Philippians 4:6
[2] Deuteronomy 10:17; Psalm 136:3; 1 Timothy 6:15; Revelation 17:14, 19:16
[3] Psalm 27, 42, 43, 63
[4] Colossians 3:1, 2
[5] John 14:14 KJV; When prying in Jesus’ name, don’t forget that along with His name, we must pray according to His nature and will.

 

One thought on “REVIVAL

  1. You are heard by God when you pray as the Holy Spirit prays through you. I have felt the Holy Spirit when you’ve prayed. Good blog Jim, I enjoyed it.

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