For Such a Time as This

A POSSIBLE YOU
FINDING GOD’S DESTINY FOR OUR LIFE
PART 44
FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS

As the armies of the world gather to make war against Christ in the name of Satan, Jesus has no other choice than to crush them with His power and purify what sin has ruined. Allow me to ask, could the widespread infection of corruption have been held in check if Christians had taken prayer seriously? I believe so. There is a huge difference between God predetermining the fate of the world and knowing how the world would eventually “choose” their destiny. Selah. Since God is the ultimate authority and has the power to change anything, I believe we could agree that prayers of faith are designed to unite WITH the will of God as He said He was willing that none perish! When people are convicted by the Holy Spirit through prayer and God’s Word, they are candidates for change and when people change – situations and circumstances change. In other words, if the world was saturated with prayer, God could pour out His super-natural miracles and bring healing into the world, but since there is just a tiny amount of prayer, the world has turned into a savage monster and will be destroyed. Could we have at least made a difference in our network? Absolutely! Great news! It is not too late to re-dedicate our life to prayer life and follow Jesus more intensely – and hopefully more souls will be rescued before it is too late.

You see, God is the ultimate ruler of heaven and earth but He operates through human agents. Most all of the blessings, opportunities or “doors” that are crucially important for us to receive in our faith visions are controlled by those in authority over certain portals. We have experienced the reality of how certain windows can open and how others are locked as the world’s resources are managed within the limitations of God’s will. For example, everyone realizes the Kingdom of God requires huge amounts of finances because there is so much to do and everything is very expensive. And how many times have God’s people had a burden for a project and (as they became convinced of God’s instructions) devoted themselves to serious prayer and fasting and PRAISE GOD someone donates exactly what they need! How did these strangers find out about the situation and what convicted them to release such a huge blessing? You guessed it – Prayer.

Much of the church is asleep which makes them responsible that the wicked has become the dominant majority? It is the church’s fault that our government operates with the devil! We can talk all day about what people used to do and what they used to be but the truth is that Christians did NOT stand up for what was right and as sin took over THEIR life it became easy to wink at sin everywhere! When Christian families compromise God’s truth, the demonic forces grow into a rebellion whose agenda is to destroy the human race. Many Christians have become lukewarm and allowed the thief to bind them and ransack their homes, families, churches and nation! The masses rebelled against God and refused to sacrifice their sinful pleasures. Playing footsy with Satan has opened the floodgates of hell upon this country and ultimately upon the world. It was not God’s perfect will, but once again He is coming back to clean up the mess. Amen!

What can we do? There is HOPE! We can begin today to convert our fears into faith! I hear people all around me every day murmuring and criticizing in anger about hating where they work, the government, the economy and so on, but if all of that energy was transformed into fervent prayer, it would have the potential for changing the way things are – to the way they should be! If each Christian would develop a prayer journal for their personal network of associations, the world would be a different place! Do you really believe that? Who cares enough about people, neighbors, family, the government, the churches, pastors, missionaries, and all those in need that they will spend their evenings in the secret place with God instead of being entertained? If you knew that your prayers could really change other people’s lives – would you do it? The problem is that in order to pray, a person must allow themselves to undergo a total self-examination of their own heart and life. They must empty themselves of the carnality and allow God’s light of LOVE to flood their soul. It is much easier to shake your fist in disgust at the failures of the world than to close your mouth and put on the prayer garment of humility and compassion. The mind must be renewed through the wisdom of truth of God’s Word and then with repentance the heart can be filled with the power and confidence of the Holy Spirit. Prayer is a very serious approach to God’s throne and only with holy sincerity can we connect with His presence. No doubt that is why there is way more talking about prayer than actually praying. How many will pay the high price of intercession? Love is the foundation for praying which is why praying has dried up like a river bed in the desert. Our love, respect and trust has drained out of our hope container and the lethargic attitude of “I don’t care anymore” is spreading like a plague! This dangerous feeling of depression can bleed over from our emotions into our spirit and cause us to backslide away from God. The intention from Satan is to amplify disappointment and hopelessness in the heart of the saint for the purpose of causing lukewarmness. What will it take to get our “caring” level up to where it is supposed to be? Yes once again – prayer.

Here is a key point; no one has ever been forced to sin which means that sin is preventable. It is not God’s will for anyone to sin. As we see in the Old Testament how that God brought severe punishment for disobedience and Jesus in the New Testament emphasized very sternly to “go and sin no more”. Every time we make a wrong turn from God’s will we have wasted an opportunity to be used for His service. He can help salvage our heart from the wreckage of our disobedience and with our repentance and His miracle power He can make all things work together for the good. However, our rebellion will not always be excused without consequences. God’s perfect will does not make room for our fleshly attitudes or personality dysfunctions because we have been commanded to allow Christ to “possess” us completely. Yes, we will completely blow it from time to time but even though our destiny is altered, we can still learn from our experiences and become more determined to succeed. But, brother everyone sins, plus I am not being intentionally perverted with filth. Well, good for you! You may be avoiding the “committing” of sin but how are you doing in the “omitting” department? The sins of omission are where most Christians are failing because they are “not doing” what the Lord is telling them TO DO! Selah. Just because we are not going to the bar every night or robbing a bank, does not necessarily mean we are living as a faithful and obedient disciple of Jesus! The problem is that most people do not know what God’s perfect will is for their life. Many children are not raised in homes where the parents stay on their knees and pray all the time. Thus, they are usually NOT trained in the Word of God or guided by the Holy Spirit as they seek their place in this world. Their lack of knowledge and the failure to understand wisdom definitely damages their chances of finding God’s perfect will which is another perfect example why it is so important for parents to be real Christians (not just religious) and to help spiritually “guide” their children. Am I talking about living in a monastery and praying all day within a dark dungeon? Well, sometimes I think that would help, but since we need to function within society on a daily basis we need to “manage” our walk with God and not excuse our responsibility to follow Him as a lifestyle!

We do not need to be a scholar as we observe the natural world and the spiritual world to come to the conclusion that God’s realm is highly superior by a long-shot! I am a believer that prayer has always been a direct opportunity to listen and speak to our heavenly Father with the purpose of accomplishing His instructions. Since God is perfect – everything He thinks, says and does is perfect and that is always His “perfect” will. When He does not intervene, things become distorted and confused which I realize is our LACK of prayers that are connected with this revelation. Well, now brother are you trying to say the fate of many is in the hands of a few people praying? In all humility that is exactly what I am saying. I know that most people want to “hitch a ride” on a fast rapture train to heaven but they need to be careful about the intentions of their heart. If people had the Agape love of the Father it seems to me they would want to stay and help others find their way to the train station. Selah. The commitment to intercede is not a special gift that only a handful of people have but it is a divine requirement for ALL of those who call themselves a disciple of Christ! Many say they are looking forward to His appearing but may be shocked when they realize that He was very disappointed in their laziness and lack of caring. He may be more interested in why they ignored His commands to pray than the golden ticket they are waving. Selah. When God’s people pray, miracles change the course of circumstances and when they do not pray, people and situations will suffer. The point of our conversation is accountability; everything is conditional and involved in the benefit of prayer or the suffering from the lack of it! Repenting of our sin may not be the only trespasses we will answer for – it may be explaining why we did not “invest” much more of our time in the meditation of prayer pleading with God to stimulate our LOVE. Well, brother, doesn’t God do what He wants to do whether anyone cares or prays? It is true that God is sovereign in His holiness and He is perfectly free to do whatever He wants but this does not nullify the validity of how we have been given the responsibility to love and intercede. “Father, please awaken us we are desperately needy for you. Break our hearts, humble us, and give us a burden for souls. We cry out for you to provoke us and convict us to pray, in your holy name we ask, amen.”

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