FALL HAS COME
Rev. Shirley J. Cunningham
Thereís a feeling in the air.† Is it just the feeling of a normal change of season?† Is it more than that and could it be a call to prayer?††
Here is what I really believe.† I believe the Lord is giving the church of America a call to prayer and listen to His voice.†† My great concern is that the church still has a closed ear to His voice.† Let us think about some things and then decide if you can hear the call to prayer.†
In the book of Acts chapter 4, we find Peter and John being persecuted, but the whole company of believers prayed and there was a shaking.† Then Peter and John went forth with boldness to preach the Word.†† Could it be if the church really prayed that the ministers would have more boldness? ††If you really pray for you pastor, will he or she have more boldness? †Are you one that will let the Lord by the power of the Holy Spirit pray through you?†† I believe that YOUR PRAYERS ARE IMPORTANT TO GODíS MINISTERS, can you believe that? †††Just give the Lord the chance to use you in prayer.††
Thereís a feeling in the air.† No it is not all just the normal change of season in the physical realm.† It is also a change of season in the spiritual realm.† In India persecution is going on now.† A sister just wrote to me telling of how some Christians are being tortured and killed for their faith.† One woman 7 months pregnant was cut up and her baby destroyed because she would not give up her faith.† Thousands of Christians in India are hiding in the jungles to keep from being killed.† Pastors have been murdered and so it goes on.† Do you ever sense the need to pray?†† Can you hear God when He calls you to prayer?† I believe that you can pray and stop that devil from killing our brothers and sisters.
In the book of Acts chapter 16, we find Paul and Silas as they had been beaten and many stripes on their backs, thrown into the inner prison and their feet in stocks.†† They could have acted like the main part of the church and moaned and complained about their bad situation, but instead they lifted up their voices and prayed and praised the Lord.††† The two of them were strong enough in praise and prayer to cause an earthquake and unlock all the prison doors and even get the jailer and his family saved?†† Notice that they †did not take time to worry, fret and fear, they just sang and praised the Lord.† WHAT POWER!!† Do you realize that you have that power working within you if you will just forget about yourselves and lift up your voices and praise and prayer.† †
PRAY FOR AMERICA TO KEEP OUR GOOD GOVERNMENT AND NOT SELL OUT TO LIBERALISM THAT WILL LEAD US INTO THE JUNGLE TO SURVIVE.††† IT IS EASIER TO PRAY NOW IN OUR NICE CHURCHES THAN IT IS IN A MOSQUITO INFESTED JUNGLE.
PRAY FOR INDIA, NEPAL, AFRICA AND THE OTHER NATIONS OF THE WORLD THAT ARE SUFFERING IN PERSECTUIONS, POVERTY, SICKNESS, ETC.††† YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO SHAKE UP THE ENEMY AND HE WILL HAVE TO FLEE FROM THEM.† YOU CAN DO THIS!!!! IT IS NOT YOU REALLY, BUT GOD IN YOU. That is why is works if we will only pray.
There is a shaking going on.† Who is doing the shaking; you and God or the Devil and his tribes? ††THE CHOICE IS UP TO YOU.† Will you join with me in praying and allowing God to use you in His way and in His time by the voice of the Holy Spirit rising up out of you, His temple?††† Greater is He in you than he that is in the world!!!