· Preaching affects time; prayer affects eternity. ~ Leonard Ravenhill
· The secret of praying is praying in secret.
· A sinning man will stop praying and a praying man will stop sinning.
· He who kneels before God will stand in ANY situation.
Sometimes our light shines so brightly that it begins to expose the darkness in the lives of others and they feel threatened or offended. Darkness and light can not coexist; good and evil are not partners, but enemies. Once you turn the light on in a dark room, the darkness is consumed by the light and exists no more. So they try to snuff out your light and put you “in the dark”. How do we keep our lamp burning? How do we keep our vessel full? Fill it with oil (FAITH) daily and ask for a refill when necessary.
· Short, powerful public prayers are the outcome of long secret intercession. ~ E.M. Bounds
It requires NO FAITH on our part to do what is possible, and only a mustard seed of faith is required for God to work the impossible to miraculous.
O, Lord let my actions speak loudly and let my words be few. I pray that others who don’t know Jesus can see His love and light in me and like a magnet be drawn to it. Help me to spread the Message. Help me to draw others to You. This salvation is not for me, Lord. I long to see the lost come to You, to love You, to praise You, to worship You longingly, fervently, and without ceasing. I pray for revival that draws out the roots and shakes off that filth, where repentance is to the point of death – fleshy deaths where we want to RISE only when the Spirit of the Lord is breathed into us. Help us, O God, to walk and speak and worship you in Spirit and in Truth. Help us to fight these principalities. Impart FAITH and courage to us, O God, that we can be soldiers in the fight and restore lives, reconciling Your people to You. In Jesus’ Name, AMEN
If we are truly born-again and are made to multiply the glory of God to the ends of the earth, then each of us regenerated should be birthing disciples. Everything that has Life brings forth a likeness of itself. We are made to reproduce that which is in us…
The thing that keeps us from being BOLD in our prayers is our heart ♥. Knowing that He shed His blood for us, what will He withhold? If we are not pure of heart in coming to Him (repentant), we will not ask boldly – for we know the response…
· If, according to Oliver Wendall Holmes, a man’s mind, stretched with a new idea, can never go back to its original dimensions, then what shall we say of a soul that has heard the whisper of the Eternal Voice? ~ Leonard Ravenhill
Our battleaxe: THE WORD
Our strength: FAITH in that WORD
“The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life.” ~ JESUS (John 6:63)
“I cried out to you, O Lord. I begged the Lord for mercy…You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing…” ~Psalm 30:8,11
Are we praying that we might DANCE when we have yet to MOURN? There shall be great sorrow for our sins…godly sorrow that brings freedom, not human sorrow that brings bondage…
“For the kind of sorrow God wants us to experience leads us away from sin and results in salvation. There’s no regret for that kind of sorrow. But worldly sorrow, which lacks repentance, results in spiritual death. Just see what this godly sorrow produced in you! Such earnestness, such concern to clear yourselves, such indignation, such alarm, such longing to see me, such zeal, and such a readiness to punish wrong. You showed that you have done everything necessary to make things right.”
~ 2 Corinthians 7:10-11