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 What is going on?

Yesterday as I prayed between 3-4 A.M. I offered up to the Lord a couple of things. First, I said that when my current renter moved out...I would offer up my extra bedroom to a Seminary student locally here who has a reputation of getting up at 4 A.M. and praying and needed a place to stay rent FREE to finish his studies.

Second, I offered up my house to turn it into a meeting place to hold 4-7 A.M. morning prayer for any who wanted to come in during this time frame and pray with all who are here every morning. The main theme will be Revival throughout the world and praying for lost souls' salvations. This way Jesus will be here...for when 2 or 3 are gathered together....!!!!!

I came home last night from work and my current renter told me that he was approved for a house loan and will be out shopping for a place! So it looks like he could be leaving in the 1-3 months and we of course will stay friends and I will continue to pray for his salvation (besides...he is the best renter/roommate I can remember ever having). I was glad to hear his good news and sat and pondered....what is going on Lord?

Hopefully God's plan is for both to happen....until we have too many people to fit in this place and we have to move to a bigger place to meet!!! I just wish there was a Church here that had a reputation for being open 24/7 for prayer....now that's an idea to take to Prayer!!

First, God motivates me to start praying at 4 A.M. and then starts burdening my heart for the lost souls that no one is praying for. Then He gives me the ideas above and I pray for them. Suddenly, my renter/roommate gives me notice....what's going on Lord?!!? I am starting to think that he is going to grant a Revival!!!
Time will tell...love serving God...it is full of the unknown!
PJ

 2005/1/26 5:40









 Re: What is going on?

Beloved, you can fill a dining hall with "saints" when you conduct a covered dish dinner. But hold a prayer meeting and you may just be alone. This is the age of apostacy, and most are just too busy to pray. Their life is not a prayer. They do now walk in fellowship with God. So if they were to come to a prayer meeting, it would not provide them with the entertainment thier carnal soul so craves.
I'm not at all trying to discourage you. Quite the opposite. Keep on, even if it is only you. Just remember, there were only 8 people on the ark. Only 8. How few will be in that number when the Lord comes again? God knows. But it wont' be a crowd. This is the day of apostacy, not revival.
Anyone can have a personal revival any time they choose. All they need do is repent. Take their life to the cross and leave it there. Put to death the desires of the flesh, and live 24/7 for God. That is God's desire. When our desire lines up with His desire, then we are in revival. Please pray for me, that I can take such a stand and live such a life. Thank you and God bless you.

 2005/1/30 17:41
markm
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 Re: What is going on?

Sure not many will show up initially, but at least those who do show up are genuine.

Would you rather start up a prayer meeting with 200 impostors or 2 genuine saints? Which group will hear from heaven?

Time will tell. May God bless your mornings PJ. :)

 2005/1/30 21:15Profile









 Re: Well....

...of course you are right. A while back I ran an early morning prayer meeting online, from 5-6 am. in a chat room. I usually had 5 or 6 from different parts of the world. 5 or 6. We had some real spirit filled meetings and prayers answered. But one by one they just quit coming. Sigh.
I would love to see a prayer room live here. I'd even be willing to host it. It's worth the sacrafice to get up that early in the morning and pray.

 2005/1/31 16:39









 Praise God!

I followed Prayer4AM's leading and went to prayer twice last week at 4am, and I have never suffered such intense spiritual warfare! :--) whenever the enemy comes at ya like that, you know the Spirit has you doing SOMETHING right.

So, I endeavour to keep right at it this week.

I like the whole idea, prayer room, paryer at 4am, crazy radical prayer with just a few hard core Spirit filled saints. I pray for you all right now.

In Christ, Neil

 2005/1/31 16:54
PreachParsly
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Beloved, you can fill a dining hall with "saints" when you conduct a covered dish dinner. But hold a prayer meeting and you may just be alone. This is the age of apostacy, and most are just too busy to pray. Their life is not a prayer. They do now walk in fellowship with God. So if they were to come to a prayer meeting, it would not provide them with the entertainment thier carnal soul so craves.
I'm not at all trying to discourage you. Quite the opposite. Keep on, even if it is only you. Just remember, there were only 8 people on the ark. Only 8. How few will be in that number when the Lord comes again? God knows. But it wont' be a crowd. This is the day of apostacy, not revival.
Anyone can have a personal revival any time they choose. All they need do is repent. Take their life to the cross and leave it there. Put to death the desires of the flesh, and live 24/7 for God. That is God's desire. When our desire lines up with His desire, then we are in revival. Please pray for me, that I can take such a stand and live such a life. Thank you and God bless you.


Wow that was very negitive. I do understand :


1Ti 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
1Ti 4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

But I also understand:

Act 2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
Act 2:18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

You almost act like its impossible for a revival. That the only revival that can happen is within you. Yes i understand thats where is needs to start but i still belive what is said in Acts is not dead and gone.. its still happening (or going to happen). I understand the world will wax worse and worse but that has nothing to do with where the church CAN be. I know its not where is needs to be but you seem so doubtful that revival can even happen.


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Josh Parsley

 2005/1/31 17:24Profile
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I just wish there was a Church here that had a reputation for being open 24/7 for prayer



We have the temple open 24/7 already through Jesus Christ. Our body is a temple.

Not to nitpick, but we need to remember that even if we aren't in a fancy church building, God always wants to hear from us, and for us to be thinking and loving Him always, in spirit and in action. Another sad fact of church thinking is so often, the building is seen as their private property, not God's. I know of one person escorted by police off "their private property" which says on the outside is a christian church of God. I am so glad we don't need church buildings to talk to God, he hears prayers even in prison.


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Jina

 2005/1/31 17:47Profile









 Re: It was not my intent to sound negative....

...but PreachParsly, we have been in the last days since Jesus was here last. His spirit has been poured out. We are now in the era of apostacy. If one does not recognize that, he/she may be a part of it. Jesus said that at His second coming, it would be as in the days of Noah. Beloved, there were only 8 on the Ark.
Yes, yes, God can an will do as He chooses. I'm certain that He has things all planned out in ways we never dreamed of, even though we rightly understand in part some of what He has already said about it.
Do I desire to see revival? Oh yes, I sure do. I want to see the real thing. Having experienced the manifest presence of God, I so strongly desire more of Him. I will not get what I desire until He is all I seek. Matthew 6:33.
To pray for revival indicates to me that someone recognizes that some are in need of reviving. Reviving from what?
Finally, revial is God's choosing, not mans. I like what Tommy Tenney once said, "you can no more hold a revival, than you can a hurricane". Selah. I marvel at assemblies who hang out a sign announcing "Revival" on such and such a date. What kind of testimony is that? How do they know that God is going to revive this dead bunch. Are they willing to repent and turn away from the rudiments of this world?
I'm sorry if I seemed negative. I hope that what you understood to be negativity is actually grief. Grief over my own personal carnality, and that of those who in mass make up the church today in the USA. I so appreciate your comments. Thanks for sharing.
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 2005/2/2 8:26
crsschk
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 Silent revival?

Thanks Lahry

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Finally, revival is God's choosing, not mans. I like what Tommy Tenney once said, "you can no more hold a revival, than you can a hurricane". Selah. [b]I marvel at assemblies who hang out a sign announcing "Revival" on such and such a date[/b]. What kind of testimony is that? How do they know that God is going to revive this dead bunch. Are they willing to repent and turn away from the rudiments of this world?


You can be most certainly sure that anything but that will be happening there, seems to me that God would do the 'date setting' without any advanced notice. If I recall correctly most of the advance notice was either in judgment to come or to wait...(Acts) Not out of the realm of possibility, but that smacks of presumption and arrogance or maybe just an over exuberant faith...

This is coming out all wrong, what am I trying to say?

I guess it still seems that largely the greater numbers are still trying to get God to go along with their program(s) instead of us trying to go along with His. Even the prayers I have found personally often times are so self-centered or misconstrued as to just what prayer is. I am talking about myself here. More and more am finding that I don't even know how to pray..rightly. This came to mind this morning;

"If I cannot pray Gods thoughts I would rather not bother."

Who's will is it that we are pursuing?
What is revival but that we come into agreement with what the Lord is doing, personally as well as corporately?

I too understand your grief, but I also believe there is a 'revival' going on right now. It's not advertised, it's small and spread out all over the place, in quiet rooms and even churches with walls and those without, like I experienced this past weekend with a brother preaching to the blessed saints who are homeless. Not dramatic, not with giant 'signs and wonders', but with seemingly 'small' little miracles like heart conversion, sad that gets such little attention isn't it?

We have even out of our own number here street preachers, who are doing under the radar type work that is bold, courageous, who to the eye's I am sure of many in the world of Christendom would think is producing little, but I will gander an opinion that it is doing [i]much[/i]. We have become such an instant-cup-of-soup generation, that unless it is loud and over the top and happens within our little half hour attention span it's assumed worthless.

No sir, I may be a fool, but from what I have observed just from the likes of our 'own' here and with that their hearts and the sharing that comes forth out that, the rumblings you hear in other parts of the world, the reports of persecution... the desire for [i]Truth in the inward parts[/i]...

It may not be advertised, it may just be 'The silent revival', simmering and who knows if it will turn to a boil. But maybe it doesn't need to. Knowing the way things tend to go anymore, it might be the worst thing that could happen, a big 'production' in the eyes of the world and then 'poof' it's over, business as usual, just a bunch of emotionalism... what's next?

Said this before, I don't know what is going on, but [i]something[/i] is definitely happening.


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Mike Balog

 2005/2/2 9:34Profile









 Re: An Update!!! February 3, 2005

This house shall be empty soon of everyone but me!!! My roommate said for sure .... one way or another he plans on being on his own by February 9th give or take a few days. My Sister called 1/2 hour after my roommate's good news about the house he put a bid on being accepted...she has found a home to move in (her current one was condemned), employment finally (been unemployed and looking hard for several months...she's mentally challenged) and will be able to stay in the neighbor where her grown children live (I had offered her my home if she needed a place to live and paying the bills she asked helped on paying). My roommate was surprised (I would even say shocked) when I offered to help with the down payment on his new home if he needed it....I told him....it's only my burial fund....but now one way or another God will make sure I am taken care of even in proper burial (hopefully a Pine Wood box and dropped in the ground with no services).
Then at the same time frame Comcast Cable sent me my new Cable bill....I was shocked....so I discussed it with my roommate and told him I would be removing everything off the TV when he moves (since he watches it and does pay rent). Shopping for Rabbit Ears for the TV so in case I need the weather one day. There is no way I am going to spend $52.00 plus dollars on TV a month. I barely watch the thing...and it's not worth that kind of money and it's not worth $15.00 for their lowest quote. Soon the Christmas gift TV will be moved into storage and out of my living room. The dog gone thing is huge and yes it was a nice gift and watching the Passion of Christ on it was unbelievable....and it will be a great thing to use to watch other Spiritual Videos like Brother Sun, Sister Moon or The Hiding Place....

Now....I will definitely wait on the Lord to see if this place is too stay empty. Most of the furniture goes (I like life simple and without stuff) so now I need to find folding chairs!!! I remember Dawson Trotman of the Navigators in the book Daws ... it talked of the discouragement he went through with people coming and fading away while he would continue to pray outdoors in all kinds of weather.

Any ideas on how to get the news out of the 4-7 A.M. Prayer Meetings that will be held here 7 days a week? Praying for Revival throughout the world and the prayer request for our lost loved ones' salvations.
PJ

 2005/2/3 6:04





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