Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Pray Without Ceasing

1 Thess 5:15See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men16Rejoice evermore. 17Pray without ceasing. 18In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 19Quench not the Spirit. 20Despise not prophesyings. 21Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 22Abstain from all appearance of evil.

I wanted to share with you something the Lord brought to my mind yesterday about "pray without ceasing."  Why would the Lord tell us to pray without ceasing?  Because He never intends to answer us?  Because He likes us to do futile things?  To frustrate us?  No to all these things.  He tells us to pray without ceasing so we may receive AN ANSWER to our needs.

Ask, seek, knock, why would the Lord tell us to do these things?  To get AN ANSWER from Him.  Our God does not speak idle Words.  If He said it He meant it and He meant it for our good.

So pray without ceasing offering up a multitude of prayers and requests and do so with thanksgiving.

This world may be entering into unprecedented troubled times in the days ahead.  If that is so we will need the Lord to answer many prayers and requests and to show us His tender mercies every day.

Keep the faith.  grace and peace

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Our Momentary Troubles

The Lord gave me this one yesterday so I pass it on to you:

Our momentary troubles enable the Lord to demonstrate His power and glory to us.  Without troubles and conflict and tribulation, the Lord would not have much reason to demonstrate His power to us.  Every good story has an element of conflict in it so it can be resolved, so it is with us.

You may say "but brother D I dont need any more conflict or tribulation, my plate is full!"  I understand and I have felt the same way at times in the past.  I can tell you now having been delivered from every trial that the Lord is true to His Word and although it may seem unbearable at the moment if you ask for strength and wait for the Lord He WILL come through for you.  How, what, when, where are all up to the Lord but He will come through for you.  What did the Lord say?  What did He promise?  What can you take back to Him in prayer?  This:

Psalm 34"4I sought the Lord, and he answered me;
he delivered me from all my fears.
5Those who look to him are radiant;
their faces are never covered with shame.
6This poor man called, and the Lord heard him;
he saved him out of all his troubles.
7The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him,
and he delivers them.

This ^^ my friends is absolute truth.  This brother can testify to you that I have had troubles and tribulations and trials and the Lord has delivered me from them all. They were not pleasant, and I would not want to go through any of them again but having gone through them I now see and know that the Lord is true to His Word and He can be trusted to the uttermost.

The Lord wants to display His power and majesty to us.  I am standing with some of you even now in prayer for your miracles.  What is going to happen when the Lord delivers your miracle?  You will see the power and majesty of the Lord.  You will understand in a deeper way what kind of God we serve.  He is awesome.

I write this to encourage you today to pray and not give up.  Ask, seek, knock and the door will be opened.  Trust the Lord, hold on and you will see the power and majesty of our God when He works on your behalf.  There is little to nothing in this world like seeing the Lord move in power on your behalf. He still works miracles today, thats a fact.  He wants to reveal Himself to us in His fullness, we just have to believe and not give up.

grace and peace

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Faith To Work Miracles Comes From Words Like These

Psalm 37:5 Commit your way to the LORD;
trust in him, and he will act.

Really this says it all in very few words ^^.  Commit, trust and the Lord will act.  It may take awhile for Him to act but act He does.  This brother has seen many miracles and I can testify that the Word of the Lord is true.  Commit, trust and He will act.  How wonderful.

For those of you praying for something (maybe a miracle) these words are for you.  Do not quit, persevere, hang in there, stay in the fight, don't give up.  Commit to the Lord till death do you part, trust in Him and watch what He will do.  If you don't believe my testimony go open the book of Hebrews and read about the cloud of witnesses who all testify to the same thing.  The Lord is faithful, He will act, just be patient.  Take the days one at a time and eventually you will have your answer from our God.

grace and peace