Kneeling Prayer

Time and again in the New Testament Jesus speaks of Father’s passion, “’It is written,’ he said to them, ‘My house will be a house of prayer . . . .’” Luke 19:46.

In their book, Experiencing God , Blackaby and King write, “The greatest untapped resource that I know of is the united prayer of God’s people.”

How much are we putting into practice and how deep is our belief in the promise of James 5:16?

“The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.”

Powerful and effective . . . guaranteed.  Are our churches houses of prayer?

In Jeremiah 33:3 Father gives an astounding promise, “‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’”

In my ministry as a prophetic intercessor,  I have seen time and again the contrast between two stances and beliefs found in Isaiah 7:9 and 9:7.

  • Shaky legs . . . Isaiah 7:9, “‘If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.’”
  • Firm footing . . . Isaiah 9:7, “The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.”

In Luke 18:8, Jesus asks, “‘However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?’”

Will Jesus find his people praying in faith and believing when he returns or will he find his people with shaky legs?

 

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