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From the Pastor’s desk…

September 25, 2018

“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land,”                 (II Chronicles 7:14).

Someone once gave this prescription for revival. “First, let a few Christians (need not be many) get thoroughly right with God themselves.  This is the prime essential.  If this is not done, the rest I’m about to say will come to nothing. Second, let them bind themselves together in a prayer group to pray for revival until God opens the heavens and comes down. Third, let them put themselves at the disposal of God for Him to use as He sees fit in winning others to Christ. That is all!  This prescription has never failed, because it cannot fail.”

Why do many loved ones remain unsaved?  Why do problems (physical, spiritual and financial) continue to plague many lives? Why do our efforts to live the Christian life seem to end in futility and defeat sometimes?  Could it be that our failures are prayer failures?

We need to be reminded that our prayer time is not a “waste of time.”  God is really listening to us when we pray.  Heaven is not closed to your heart’s cry.

Please agree with me in prayer this week that we would see God manifest Himself to us as we agree in prayer.