Prayer

Prayer

Prayer unites us to the purposes of God, and helps us accomplish
 those purposes.  We cannot pray enough.  How much we fill our
 lives with things that do not profit, and waste our time.  
How true James 4:2 is when we read "yet ye have not, because
 ye ask not."

 How often we have a loved one who would get saved, if we
 prayed more.  How often God's wrath would turn to mercy, 
if we gave ourselves to intercessory prayer.  Our cities 
and our countries are full of sinful people who need to 
repent, full of worldly churches and worldly Christians 
who need revival, but there is no turning from sin, there 
is no revival, there is no burden for souls, because we do
 not pray, and when we pray

it is feeble and weak prayers that go up to our Mighty God.
He can do anything, but we limit Him, by living lives not
 consecrated for His Holy Spirit to use, not fervent in prayer.  

Hearts full of selfishness and full of the desires for the
  dead things of this world cannot get a prayer answered. 

We love the world to much.
We live for self to much.
We need to ask God to crucify our lives to self every day.
Paul said in 1 Corinthians 15:31 "I die daily."

We waste our money on books that are really worthless, 
on movies and entertainment full of filthy words, and 
that portray to our minds immoral things that have no 
place in the heart of a Christian.  

Most of Christian literature in our so called Christian
 book store doesn't help you, but it does make money for 
the writer and the bookstore.

Israel as a nation would have been justly destroyed after 
they started worshipping the golden calf if Moses had not 
prayed for god to spare them for forty days and forty nights.

What a mighty man of prayer Moses was.  It was when he came 
down from praying on the mountain that his face shone with 
being in the presence of God.  

What about you, Christian, can people tell we have been
 with God?
Is there something different about us that people notice?

God allows many troubles to touch the life of a leader, 
a Pastor, a believer so that they will come and struggle 
in prayer with Him.  All night praying changed Jacob from
 a deceiver to a prince called Israel, who had power with
 God and men.  

Do you have power with God?

Do you have power with men?

Moses had one of the most difficult jobs we can imagine.
His mission was the creation of prayer.  

We read in 1Samuel 12:8  "When Jacob was come into Egypt,
 and your fathers cried unto the LORD, then the LORD sent
 Moses and Aaron, which brought forth your fathers out 
of Egypt, and made them dwell in this place."

This is the start of the great movement for the 
deliverance of the Hebrews from Egyptian bondage.  

We are very close to the rapture of the Saints, when 
all born again believers will be caught up to be with the Lord.  

It is very close.  We see the world being delivered more and
 more into tyranny, we see TV cameras on our streets, and in
 our buildings,  recording our every movement.  We see the
 final push of the global elite to enslave mankind for their
 purposes to a global economy, where the antichrist that is
 soon to come will force all to receive a mark of loyalty to
 him.  All those who will not take his mark will be beheaded.  

Horrible, plagues, more earthquakes, more tribulations and
 trouble will come upon this Christ rejecting world.

We must pray for the filling power and love of the Holy
 Spirit to pull lost souls out of the fire!

Jesus said in Matthew 24:12  " And because iniquity shall
 abound, the love of many shall wax cold."

Oh brethren, we do not need to sit back with lukewarm hearts
 and do less, we need to do MORE as we see the time approaching.

Of brethren, let us stay on fire for God until the end, let
 us pray for God's compassion and love for souls to fill 
our souls.  Let us pray fervently for a Holy life, a clean 
heart, a real love for souls, and the filling of the Holy
 Spirit.

Do  you want to rescue people from having too go through the
 Great Tribulation.  

To you really care?

Then pray.

Pray more, pray much!  Don't get weary in this important
 ministry.

God is pleased to make His policy and base His actions on
 the prayers of His Saints.  

Prayer influences god greatly.

Moses cannot do God's work, though called and commissioned
 by God, without much prayer.

Moses cannot govern God's people and carry out the Divine
 plan without much prayer.

Just as the Tabernacle in the wilderness had sweet incense
 ascending up all the time, even so our prayers should always
 ascending.  

Moses’ prayers many times are found relieving the terrible 
stroke of God’s wrath.  

Four times we read of Pharaoh pleading with Moses to 
“Entreat the Lord” for him to relieve him of a plague.
Exodus  8:12  “And Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh:
 and Moses cried unto the LORD because of the frogs which 
he had brought against Pharaoh.”
When Moses was leading the children of Israel through the
 desert, and the rebellion of Korah took place,  Moses again
 resorted to prayer.
Numbers 16:20- "20  And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto
 Aaron, saying, 21  Separate yourselves from among this
 congregation, that I may consume them in a moment. 22
  And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God
 of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt 
thou be wroth with all the congregation?"

And they fell on their faces!

How often must the head of the home fall on his face before 
God, and plead, "Save my son", or "help me Lord."

How often the Pastor must get alone, just he and God, and pore
 out his heart with troubles he has no idea how to handle.

How often the mother, faithful to church, but by herself, must
 beg, day after day for God to save her husband, heal her
 childrens' backsliding, give her wisdom what to do.

Our God is always a very present help, in every situation, at
 all times.

Remember when the children of Israel came to Marah. They could
 not drink the water.  they were wandering through the hot 
thirsty desert.  There were not just a small family, they 
were millions of thirsty souls.  Exodus 15:24  "And the people
 murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?
25  And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed him a tree,
 which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made
 sweet:"

Wisdom, what to do, we all face this need every day.  Where to 
go, what to buy, what no0t to spend our money on.  God knows,
 always, what is best.  Do you ask Him?  do you wait for an
 answer.  The Proverbs say wisdom is the principle thing. 
James says if you lack wisdom, ask of God.  

James 1:5  "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God,
 that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it
 shall be given him."

Is there anything that prayer cannot do?
No.
Because all answered prayer comes from God, and "All things 
are possible with God."

I can tell of many times in which God has answer prayers, 
getting me out of hard situations, giving me guidance, 
granting me what I asked for in physical things.

Money for rent.
Money for airline tickets.
Forgiveness of sin.
Salvation of souls.
Daily guidance, where to go, where not to go.
Every day, as an Evangelist, I ask the Lord to protect me.  
This week, I had to put my hand out onto the hood of a car that
 almost ran me down.  Many times, I stopped, right as I almost
 stepped in front of a speeding car. Protection. Only the Lord
 can anticipate a dangerous situation.  
I ask Him to guide me to people ready to hear the gospel.  
And He does.  I ask for love, compassion, boldness, and wisdom,
 to win souls.  I pray most for Him to fill me with His 
Holy Spirit.  Without the Holy Spirit, I can do nothing. 
I ask Him to search my heart, and show me any sin that is
 there. He searches, He convicts, He forgives, as we confess.

How Holy He is, beyond our understanding.  We who were conceived
 in sin, have never known even half a day without a selfish 
thought, a sinful thought or action.  And He KNEW no sin.  
It is  a fearful thing to face a Holy god, and realize it.

How our cities and countries need men and woman of prayer to
 beg god  to send missionaries, evangelists, and raise up local
 churches.  

the problems we face in the economy, with much violence in our
 streets and towns, can never be solved by any institution 
of man.  I(f god's ten commandments cannot solve the problem,
 neither will new legislation by our political leaders. 
We need to humble ourselves, confess our sin, and plead for 
God's mercies.
Evangelist Steve Morris



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