Extract from our Weekly Bulletin
January 17, 2016
On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.” John 7:37-39.
Men of prayer must be men of iron because satan will attack them, even before they begin to attack his kingdom.
Prayer, which consists of completing a form, which is directed to the Creator of the Universe, is just the smallest part of a labour that has many facets.
Like many things in the Christian life, prayer may become to be lame.
Prayer is not a substitute for work, just as work cannot be a substitute to prayer.
The book, “The Weapon of Prayer,” by E.M. Bounds, states “It is best to neglect work, than to neglect prayer.” In another section it says “The listeners that are most effective in spreading the knowledge of God, who establish his works on the earth and they fight through the threats of the enemy. They have always been the leaders of the church and at the same time are people of prayer.”
God trusts in them, He uses them and blesses them.
Surely the awakening takes time because the prayer is decaying.
Satan and hell don’t fear anything more than men who pray.
The dragonfly leaves its shell with great effort and adorns itself with shiny wings of sapphire for the trip of its life, which last only a few days.
There isn’t a flower in the world that is a more brilliant blue than its heart.
Like that, in the spiritual sphere, the most precious dressings of the soul are made in the chamber of prayer and dyed in the works that complete the suffering in his body, which is the church.
Do we not all have to confess that we lack fire in prayer?
Purely by nature, fire produces fire.
If any combustible substance comes in contact with fire, it turns into more fire.
“Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.” Says James.
Fire cannot produce ice and the devil cannot produce saints. The same way, cold pastors will not produce warriors in prayer.
Even so, a small spark can set alight a whole city. From one candle, ten thousand can be lit.
Do we want to see Revival? Do we want to see Australia washed by the Blood of Jesus?
We need to pray without ceasing, We need to sanctify our lives and We need to obey the Lord in everything.
So that we can be that small flame that starts the purifying fire of the Holy Spirit
Note:- author unknown
God Bless You,
Ps. Marisa Varjabedian