Faith Messages to build your faith

Thursday, August 21, 2014

#112 Go and Do It

C. Peter Wagner tells us 
from his book, PRAYER

Steven Johnson, president of 
World Indigenous Missions,
took a missions course with me at Fuller.

Several months later he wrote, reminding me that I had mentioned intercession and prayer partners rather briefly in class.

I had encouraged those who did not have intercessors to go and do it.

He said, 

   "As president of a world-wide church planting ministry 
    I had found myself under severe spiritual attack.

   This resulted in extreme fatigue, the vexing of my soul, 
   as well as spiritual attacks on my family."

So Steve did it; he formed a team of prayer partners for the first time.

   "Results of this were overwhelming," Johnson reports.

   "Within days of sending the letter, I sensed a tremendous 
   lifting of spiritual oppressions. I sensed a freedom 
   concerning a warfare that was attacking my family as 
   well as my personal ministry."

He attributes all of this to the power released by God through his prayer team.

   "In these last ten months," he says, "I can give testimony  
   to being significantly different than the months and 
   years prior to having this prayer team."

Why not be like Steve Johnson? Go and do it!

(Google image added and emphasis)

#112 Go and Do It,
in the series taken from 
C. Peter Wagner’s book, 
intercede for pastors,
Christian leaders and others 
on the spiritual  frontlines.
(pgs. 196-197) by Regal Books

(This is my last post from PRAYER SHIELD. I've scheduled #1 from his book, WARFARE PRAYER, How to Seek God's Power and Protection in the Battle to Build His Kingdom, on September 23rd.)

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Let’s pray:

   Father, may we see
the importance of our
praying faithfully for
our leaders.

   This message that
we have today, helps us 
realize that our praying 
for our leaders does have a very definitely effect
on them and their ministry.

  Stir us up in our praying, to pray for their protection and ability to minister Your Word through counseling and preaching/teaching.

   I ask this in Jesus' precious Name. Amen.

Today’s Bible verse: Col. 3:23 "And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men!"

Today’s quote: Angie Arndt – “God created seasons so that life would continue on this ol’ planet. Plants need a certain amount of rain, sun, and space in order to bud, flower, and bear fruit. We have seasons in our life as well. But even when we think we’ve reached the fall or winter of our life, God can still use us to bear fruit for him.”

Some thoughts today: Christ is coming back soon to collect His Bride. Are we going to be ready? Will our souls be spotless, and will we be looking for Him?

- Make yourself ready by receiving His righteousness through the redemption of your soul. Repent of your sins, ask for forgiveness, and believe that He died for you (see John 3:16). 

- Give your heart and life to Him, and see what all the benefits are. Check out my post: What's in it For You? to be posted the 30th of this month.

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Jo Huddleson

24th- Sunday's post:  Broken But Beautiful
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24th- evening's post:  Too Young or Too Old?
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26th- Tuesday's post:  God's Intended Purposes
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