Hyman J. Appelman: "Only a sweeping religious awakening will bring God back to our nation and save our land...
We need a religious awakening that will expose the bitter, devilish, evil of sin. But how may we have such a religious awakening?
As in the time of Samuel, as in the time of Ezra, as in the time of Elijah, as in the time of Jehoshaphat, as in the time of Luther, as in the time of Knox, as in the time of Wesley, as in the time of Moody - there must be a general sincere renunciation of every known sin.
No great revival ever began without repentance and confession. Judgment must begin at the house of the Lord, with yourself and myself, dear fellow Christian.
How can we expect sinners to get right if we ourselves who claim to be the children of God are not right?
A Tidal Wave of Agonizing Supplication
As Moses prayed at the Red Sea, as Joshua prayed before the walls of Jericho, as Elijah cried on Mt. Carmel, as Jesus wept in Gethsemane, as Paul and Silas lifted their voices in supplication in philippi, we, too, must take hold of the horns of the Altar of grace and pour out the tidal wave of agonizing supplication and intercession that will constrain God to do His mighty works on our behalf.
We must pray alone; we must pray in groups; we must come to the prayer meetings; we must pray in the secrecy of our own closets!
We must pray for ourselves. We must agonize for each other. We must intercede for our Christian leaders and workers.
We must baptize our communities, our cities, our nation, this world - in an ocean of intercessory tears as we plead the promises of God and the Blood of Jesus Christ for the salvation of a lost world rushing to hell.
We must pray down a revival!
A congregation can do it: "If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land: (2 Cor. 7:14).
Two Christians can do it: "...If two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of My Father which is in heaven" (Matt. 18:19).
One saint of God taking hold of the altar of grace and hanging on can pray through to victory: "...The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much" (Jas. 5:16).
Yes, the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much, but oh, what more can be done when all of us repent of our sins, rededicate ourselves to the Lord, and again, renew our prayer covenant with God and with each other!
God give us the grace to pay the price of repentance, in dedication, in supplication - that Pentecost might be repeated in our time, in Jesus' dear name. Amen."
[Taken from Herald of His Coming Newspaper, Vol. 75 No. 5 (893), p. 5, used by permission.]
(Google images and my emphasis added).
Today's Bible verses-
(Is. 41:21 KJV) "Produce your cause, saith the LORD; bring forth your strong reasons, saith the King of Jacob."
(Is. 41:13 CEV) "I am the LORD your God. I am holding your hand, so don't be afraid. I am here to help you."
"God's Word says to sow righteousness - sow right things. We must speak right things, watch right things, read right things, and do right things. The Bible becomes the means for us to see what those right things are. God's Word gives us a standard for righteousness. Righteousness is not what seems right to a man, but what is right to God." Dave Butts
[Taken from Herald of His Coming Newspaper, Vol. 75 No. 5 (893), p. 6, used by permission.]
Jean's blog (Link to snippets of recent posts. Click the Read More link for more of the post. Click Older Posts for more recent posts to choose from).
Forgiveness Ben Deschaine's message at our Madrid location.
31-day Devotional + my personal story, using
the information I shared.
A sample poem from pg. 39-
"As the Bible will clearly tell
God's thoughts for you each day,
He wants to help you answer well
Whatever comes your way..."
(Published by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas.
Used by permission).
Used by permission).
A great gift for someone who may need help to
prepare for marriage, and for those in a
marriage, wanting some helpful advice.