Survival Depends on Revival

Psalm 85 verses 6 and 7, “Will you not revive us again that your people may rejoice in you. Show us your mercy Lord, and grant us your salvation.

You and I in America today have been granted a window of mercy to witness many in our society turning back to God. We are now at a crossroads. Militant godlessness has made deep inroads into the vacuum left by a weak religious conservatism. It is now up to us to pray. It will require humility, clear focus, and a renewed faith.

If we will rise to the occasion and fall to our knees, I have an assurance in my heart, that you and I will live to see a spiritual awakening in our time. The alternative is too dark to speak about today. It is true that our survival now depends on revival.

It’s time to pray.

Give Glory to God

Matthew chapter 6 and verse 13, “And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one for yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever, amen.

Recently, I was reading an article from a Christian ministry, giving their analysis of some of the recent surprising events in the direction of our country. Though admittedly perplexed, they examined all of the possible reasons except surprisingly for one. It didn’t seem to occur to them that the hand of God might be protecting us and guiding us into a future of His forgiveness and blessing. The possibility that He had heard and answered our prayers seemed to be nowhere in their analysis. Be careful my friends, to give glory to God for He will not share His glory with another.

Remember now, it’s time to pray.

An Open Window

Book of Daniel chapter 6 and verse 10, “Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed he went home, and in his upper room with his window opened towards Jerusalem he knelt down on his knees three times that day and prayed and gave thanks before his God as was his custom since early days.

It was a time in society when evil was gaining access to authority, and laws against religious freedom were on the horizon. However, one man, Daniel had a promise from God and knew that the window of God’s mercy was still open. Continuing to pray, even at the threat of being accused. His life was set on a course of touching obstinate hearts and changing laws. May God give us again the eyes to see that the window of His willingness to restore us is now open for a season. Lord give us the tenacity and courage that we now need.

It’s time to pray.

Moments of Mercy

Ezra chapter 9 beginning at verse 8, “And now for a little while, grace has been showed from the Lord our God to leave us a remnant to escape and to give us a peg in his holy place. That our God may enlighten our eyes and give us a measure of revival in our bondage. For we were slaves, yet our God did not forsake us in our bondage, but he extended mercy to us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to revive us, to repair the house of our God, to rebuild its ruins and to give us a wall in Judea and Jerusalem.

I feel today that it’s so important that we don’t miss the moment of mercy that stands before us as a people and a nation. The hand of God is giving us one more, and perhaps one last opportunity to turn back to him again. As with the people of Israel we’ve been given the open window and full provision we need to escape all captivity and reestablish the testimony of God in our time.

It’s time to pray.

Take the Call Seriously

The words of King David in Psalm 12, “Help Lord, for the Godly man ceases, for the faithful disappear from among the sons of men. They speak idly everyone with his neighbor, with flattering lips and a double heart they speak. May the Lord cut off all flattering lips and the tongue that speaks proud things, who have said with our tongue we will prevail, our lips are our own, who is lord over us? For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy ‘now I will arise,’ says the Lord, “I will set him in the safety for which he yearns.’

It is true, as the scripture says, that when the enemy comes in like a flood, the spirit of the Lord will raise up a standard against it. The call for you and I to raise our voices in prayer is now. Take it seriously, my friend, take it seriously before the moment passes.

It’s time to pray.

The Window Is Open

Luke chapter 18 beginning at verse 5, “Yet because this widow troubles me, I will avenge her, lest, by her continual coming she weary me. Then the Lord said, ‘hear what the unjust judge said’, and shall not God avenge his own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though he bears long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily, nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes will he really find faith on the earth?

The window to pray for a spiritual awakening in our nation is now open. Knowing that our cause is just and seeing that Jesus has invited us to pray, and pray with an insistence, all that remains is for you and I to respond, and to ask God to do for us what only He can do. My brother, my sister, it’s not time now to draw back, it’s time to press in. The window is open!

It’s time to pray.

God Is Doing the Impossible

Here in New York City at 7PM. Eastern Time every Tuesday night, we gather together for a World Wide Prayer Meeting. This prayer meeting is streamed live on the Internet, and we are seeing God answer our prayers in a marvelous way. Here are just a few examples.

Here’s Wilfred from Brooklyn, “Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord! I asked for prayer on Friday at 5AM and by 10AM I had a job offer, and I start on Monday. I had to cancel three interviews. The Lord blessed. I was worried for my wife and baby.” Thank you Wilfred for sharing that victory with us.

Lisa from New York says, “On October 29th, I asked for prayer for Millie in Florida, she has a lesion on the brain. The day after the surgery, she got up, she went home from the ICU like new. The doctor said this is nothing short of a miracle. Thank you Lord.”

And Doris from Toronto says, “I’m totally healed from mental torment, thank you for praying.”

It’s time to pray.

Fast for the Inauguration

1 Timothy chapter 2, “Therefore I exhort first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions and giving of thanks be made for all men. For kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all Godliness and reverence, for this is good and acceptable in the site of God our savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

On January 17th, 18th and 19th, 2017 for three days before the inauguration of our new president, congress and senate, the congregation of Times Square Church in New York City are going to fast and pray for our new leadership. Each night we are going to gather from 7 to 9PM Eastern Time to pray. You are welcome to join us online, live. I am actually looking forward to you being there. Let’s obey God.

It’s time to pray.

Let the Waters Flow!

Gospel of John chapter 7 verse 37, “On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out saying, ‘If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. He who believes in me as the scripture has said out his heart will flow rivers of living water.’

A great missionary, Hudson Taylor, once famously stated, “Work done God’s way will never lack God’s supply.” How true that is. There is a full and constant supply of divine life available to all of us who choose to do Christ’s work through our lives His way.

Let’s rise up now and do His work. Let’s testify of His grace and the full power and provision of His life within us. One more time, my brother, my sister, for the sake of this generation, let this be your prayer, “Oh God, let the waters flow through my life again.”

It’s time to pray.

Don’t Let the Rubble Discourage You

Nehemiah chapter 2 Verse 17, “Then I said to them, you see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lies waste, and its gates are burned with fire. Come and let us build the wall of Jerusalem that we will no longer be a reproach. And I told them of the hand of my God which had been good upon me, and also of the king’s words that he had spoken to me, so they said ‘Let us rise up and build’ then they set their hands to this good work.”

There are seasons throughout history where God calls his own people to rebuild their testimony, which through neglect has fallen into ruin. It’s not a time to stand in hopelessness because of the magnitude of the decay. It’s a time to roll up our sleeves, to clasp our hands in prayer, and unity, and set ourselves to this good work. With God, all things are still possible, don’t be discouraged by the rubble that stands in your way.

It’s time to pray.