Pray Until Heaven Invades Your Situation!

In my personal opinion, we have yet to discover the depths to which God has sovereignly chosen to wait for — and rely upon — the deep-hearted, earnest, persevering prayers of His people before His answers are dispatched from Heaven to Earth.

Elijah was an outstanding prophet of God in Israel’s history. He was a man through whom God poured great measures of His divine power to accomplish great signs and wonders to confirm and affirm God’s messages spoken through him to Israel.

“The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years.

Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.”

📖 James‬ ‭5:16-18

Let’s be people who devote ourselves to developing our prayer life, and to discovering the depths to which God intends that we earnestly pray.

See you at the altar of prayer, the place where God pours out His power and effectiveness from Heaven and into our situations.

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The Persistent Prayer of Faith

It has been said by some that if you pray for something more than once, it shows your lack of faith. This has been promoted and embraced by many in the hyper-faith movement. This concept is completely unscriptural, and robs sincere believers of a tremendous effectiveness in life and ministry that God has otherwise provided to ultimately bring glory to Himself.

If you have believed the above mentioned error, this article will help you to launch the rebuilding of your faith and your practice of persistent prayer.

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A Call To Prayer for Caribbean & Eastern USA Coast

The national weather services are reporting that the majority of the weather prediction models currently indicate that Hurricane Matthew (which is passing through the Caribbean area right now) will follow the entire East Coast of the USA, traveling from south to north.

Haiti is being pummeled by the storm, a tiny nation that shares an island with The Dominican Republic on its eastern half. Haiti, in 2010 was devastated by an earthquake and has yet to even begin to recover economically, in health and sanitation, and in infrastructure. As the storm is moving north beyond Haiti, reports and updates will begin to come out regarding their post-hurricane conditions.

From South Florida to New England, the hurricane is possibly in the next few days going to wreck havoc upon millions of our fellow citizens. Though it typically will lose some of its strength as it finds its way northward, the storm has an incredible amount of energy right now and even several days from now may have enough energy to damage property in New England with its winds and rain.

Please join me (and no doubt thousands of others!) in prayer for Haiti, and for the East Coast of the USA. Let’s pray for God’s supernatural intervention, and despite Hurricane Matthew’s observed and verified power, that it would fizzle down to a breeze and a sprinkle in its effect upon our fellow citizens.

Praying for weather to change is completely scriptural, sprinkled throughout the timeline of the Old Testament and the New Testament. God answered prayers with either a complete weather change, or with complete safety for the people as the storm passed through.

“THE PRAYER OF THE RIGHTEOUS IS POWERFUL”

“Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray… The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years.

Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.”‭‭

~ James‬ ‭5:13-18‬

Thank You for joining the ranks of the praying. See you at the altar of prayer!

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At An Impasse?

Has God called you to a destination, but you have reached an impasse? God’s calling is followed by His provisioning.

“So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, ‘On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.'”

( Genesis 22:14 )

When God calls us as Christians to a task or to a destination, He will always provide that which we will need to fulfill His call. Our part is to walk in obedience, to live in prayer mode, and to perpetually believe in His willingness and in His plan to provide what is necessary for the mission.

Most of the time when God calls us our journey will require miracles of one kind or another, miracles done by Him in sync with our steps. If we stop walking in the right direction, His miracles may cease until we get back on the right track.

Sometimes His miracles are not in the form that we think they should be. We might think we need money for the next step, but He may provide a different resource. We might think that He will open big doors to big places, but instead He may lead us into a desert. We might think we need gift certificates to a grocery store, but He may instead command Ravens to bring us scraps of food.

“’Elijah, you will drink from the brook, and I have directed the ravens to supply you with food there.’ So he did what the Lord had told him. He went to the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan, and stayed there.

The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook.”

( 1 Kings 17:4-6 )

Certainly there are times in our lives when God will provide in abundance, and we certainly enjoy those times and we thank Him with great appreciation and sincerity. However, as servants of the King of all Kings, our willingness to go with the flow of His provision is of utmost importance. Our time of service is not about our comfort, it is about our being trained and developed for service to the King in any environment with any resources He provides.

Good servants, good soldiers, good athletes, good princes and princesses of the King are not discouraged or offended by their training and their assignments that take them through mud and sewers, in extreme heat and cold, while being sick and experiencing loss. God is not treating us like dirt, He is helping us to overcome our weaknesses and shortcomings, and building within us great self discipline and a willingness for personal sacrifice of comfort and security.

God will provide, but His specific provisioning serves many more Divine purposes than just building a bridge for us to get from Point A to Point B. He is training us, building us, and using us all at the same time. And He gets the maximum glory out of all of it!

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Praying Like Elijah

“Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.”

~ James 5:17-18

Elijah was a human being… just like us.
Elijah prayed earnestly for a drought… like we can.
Elijah prayed earnestly for abundance… like we can.

Elijah’s prayers were answered… like ours can be.

Imagine if We All were praying earnestly like Elijah, for a drought of sin in our land, and for an abundance of righteousness in our land.

Okay, imagine if 50% of us were praying like Elijah.

Hmmm… What about 25% of us?

No? Then what about 10% of us?

Elijah was just ONE person. Imagine if just YOU were praying like Elijah for the nation? After all, YOU are a person just like Elijah.

Let’s pray like we can because our earnest praying can be answered!

 

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