[b]Arise, People Of God![/b]
[i]by Matthew Skariah[/i]
Arise, people of God, arise! Not only our nation but the whole world is fast ripening for judgment. It could, however, soon be ready for revival if His people would courageously cleanse themselves from all carnality. Will you, child of God, and servant of the Lord, join with the faithful "praying minority" of these latter days, those determined under God to stand in the gap? The future of our nation and the world depends upon the tears of Gods "praying minority."
"If God be for us, who can be against us?" (Romans 8:31). When situations are at their worst, youll find intercessors at their best. Arm yourself with the most powerful weapon ever-- prayer. It is so powerful it blasts away religious unbelief and spiritual corrosion. Mans spiritual response is a revelation of the Eternal God who is by our side, spurring us on to victory.
Today our world is being carried on a rushing torrent of history that is sweeping out of control. There is but one power available to redeem the course of human events, and that is the power of prayer by Gods soldiers. God has placed a powerful weapon at the disposal of the church that can outmaneuver and frustrate the very strategy of hell, and cause doubt and fear to vanish before our very eyes. What the world needs first is intercessors--full of righteous vigor, full of compassion and full of faith. Dark as these foolish years seem, God will lead us into the light of His glory.
No one who is truly conversant in the historical affairs of man can deny what happens when Christians unite themselves in prayer! When Christians pray together, work together, and cooperate together in the spirit of Christs love, everything becomes possible. We can, and will, attack the enemy as a united invisible force. As prayer warriors we have the greatest weapon ever--the weapon of the power of prayer.
Remember that prayer was not given to us to use "when all else fails." Prayer was given to us to keep "all else from failing." The future of our nation and the world depends upon the prayers of Gods praying minority. The enemy must be challenged and we Christians must be unrelenting in our prayer commitments. Satan has no effective weapon against Gods true intercessors. Yes, he is still free to fight but every battle means a fresh defeat to the enemy.
If we want to see Gods mighty power released, let the people of God answer His challenge: "Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not" (Jeremiah 33:3). Answer, preachers! Answer, Christians! God is challenging us to "weep" over a lost world! This is the hour to pray and this hour will never be repeated. To neglect to "pray" is like putting a grenade in the hands of the enemy to blow us out!
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