The Power of God


It is so true that history repeats itself. In my mind’s eye, I can look and see the crowds surrounding Jesus. So many people trying to lean into Him, to push Him into the direction of how they think society and events before them should unfold.

What so many were really blind to in that generation and ours is that Jesus Christ was heading to the cross. It was on the cross that the redemptive power of God—the true power of God—was going to be made manifest. Paul said in 1 Corinthians chapter 1, verse 18, “The preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness, and unto us which are saved, it is the power of God.” You and I need to go into the prayer closet again. We need to lay hold of the victory that is ours through the cross of Jesus Christ. And laying hold of that victory, God will use our lives to make a difference in this society.

It is time to pray.

The Weapons of Our Warfare


2 Corinthians chapter 10, verses 4 to 6 say this: “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds, casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ, having a readiness to revenge all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.”

When we fail to pray, we become like an army that has laid down its weaponry. Though we can count our numbers, our victories become fewer and fewer. It’s time for you and I to bend our knees again, to pick up our weapons, to pick up the power of prayer.

It’s time to pray.

When the Voice


We are drawing near to an unfamiliar place like those who were on the ship in Acts, chapter 27. We have undertaken a journey, and we have disregarded the warnings in the Word of God. We’ve done everything we can to keep our nation together. We’ve tried to tie it together; we’ve tried to bail it out. And now we are throwing overboard those things which have been of value to us for many, many generations.

Finally the voice of truth appeared again. It was a man called Paul, and he told the people that the ship will be lost and we will be cast in to an unfamiliar place. But God is willing to show mercy in spite of the arrogance and the ignorance of the direction in which we have taken.

I speak to those who can still hear in America today. We have undertaken a journey that will cause our nation to land in an unfamiliar place. God is willing to show mercy, but first, we have to pray.

The Voice of Praying


Acts, chapter 27 tells us about 276 taking a journey that ended in collapse and calamity. You can only imagine the confusion and opinions that were coming from all of these voices on the ship. People blaming others, some desiring vengeance. Others filled with anguish, some perhaps offering false hope.

But in all of it, only one voice made the difference. Only one voice brought things back to order, restored direction, gave focus and true hope—it was the voice of a praying man who had heard from God. Listen to the words of Paul: “There stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am and whom I serve, saying, ‘Fear not, Paul, thou must be brought before Caesar, and lo, God has given thee all them that sail with thee.’ Wherefore sirs, be of good cheer, for I believe God that it shall be even as it was told me.” We need to pray again.

It’s time to pray.

Pray


In New York City, a most unusual prayer meeting has begun. People now from 112 countries have joined in online prayer, either live or submitting their prayer requests during the week. There have been over 1,000 answers so far—phenomenal answers to prayer.

Our meetings are absolutely impregnated with joy and expectation that God is doing something and is delighted to answer our prayers. You can go to wwpray.org to see last week’s meeting. You can submit a prayer request, you can encourage someone else, or you can read about the marvelous answers that people have received so far. It is potentially one of the most incredible opportunities I’ve ever seen in my lifetime to pray live with people from all over the globe. It is truly, truly worth a visit to see what God is doing.

It is time to pray.

Victory Over Our Goliath


As Israel once was, we, too, today are being threatened by the voices of godlessness. Those who have lost sight of God, historically, are always fearful when these voices arise. The Scripture tells us that the men of Israel, when they saw this man Goliath, fled from him and were completely afraid.

Yet the Scripture tells us that in the last days, those who know their God shall be strong and do exploits. This means that we will be given the ability to do things that are beyond our natural ability. Thank God for men like David, who came into the camp and was more concerned about the honor of God than the fear that was in that present society. And he stood with the weaponry that God had given him, and with the power of prayer and faith and confidence in God, won a marvelous, marvelous victory that day. We need to pray again and believe God.

It’s time to pray.