“…Elijah was as human as we are, yet he prayed….and he prayed again…”
“Prayer changes things!”
We’ve all heard that expression. Yet, we must ask ourselves, “Do I really believe that?” Imagine how powerful Elijah’s prayers were. He prayed and it didn’t rain for 3 ½ years! Then, he prayed again, and the rains came down! He impacted his nation politically, economically, spiritually, and even impacted the culture of his day! Can you imagine ONE PERSON having that kind of influence?
Elijah didn’t have this influence because he was so special. He had it because he heard from the Lord, believed; and acted on what he believed by PRAYING! Then, the miraculous happened! This is exactly the same potential that is available to every born-again believer in Jesus Christ! When the Spirit in us enlivens the Sword of the Spirit (Bible) when we read and meditate upon it, we will HEAR FROM GOD and come to the knowledge of His will. Once we’re armed with this, we must pray that what we’ve been shown actually happens! This is what it means to have a prayer-life.
When believers form a habit of hearing from God, and praying His will into existence, the world around us cannot help but change. Recently, I asked some friends to keep a very important matter in prayer for us. They agreed with us regularly in prayer over a period of several months. What we prayed for actually came to pass. One of our prayer partners heard our the good news and stated, “There’s no way the people and circumstances involved could resist such a barrage of prayer!” I like the way that was said. When we pray with faith and endurance, CIRCUMSTANCES MUST CHANGE; THEY CANNOT RESIST THAT KIND OF PRAYER!
Jesus said, “Whatsoever things you desire WHEN YOU PRAY; WHEN YOU PRAY, believe that you receive and you shall have…; Whatsoever you ask the Father in my name, He will give it to you; …IF you ask ANYTHING in my name…” How can we not take every effort and set aside whatever time we possibly can to pray with all this potential behind it?
I would like to encourage all of you to join us for prayer every Friday night at the Training Center. Our world needs to become transformed. This can only happen when GOD’S PEOPLE PRAY!
May the Lord bless you all,