Friday, November 20, 2015

Come Up Here

  The whole world seems to be in an uproar right now—anarchy reigns on some college campuses and in some cities—terrorist attacks take place daily someplace in the world—hate rules.  What would God have His people do?  Pray, pray, and pray some more. 

In Paris a pastor wondered what he could do for the people after the terrorist attack last week.  He felt led to go door to door to pray with the people.  See the video here

What should happen to the refuges streaming out of the Middle East?  See the chart above showing that Christians who are currently being wiped out in the Middle East have not been permitted into the United States in any number.  This is a definite prayer request that this situation will be remedied.

I’m studying Revelation with Bible Study Fellowship this year.  In chapter 4 verse 1 God calls to John with a voice like a trumpet –“Come up here!”  In the Spirit John was transported to the throne room of God.  We, as believers, can be in the throne room of God, in prayer, because of what Jesus did on the cross. 

Prayer makes a difference.  Remember the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life?”  When George was missing, prayers went up for him all over the city.  God sent Clarence the angel to help.  We need God’s help now.  Here are some additional suggestions for what God’s people can pray:

Proverbs 22:3 says, “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.”  Pray that the leaders of the United States would be prudent.

·      I Timothy 2: 1 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.

·       Numbers 22:31 That the eyes of The Church will be opened to see the truth about the social sins and false teachings in our churches.

·      Pray for our military, police, and fire fighters for protection and wisdom as they do their jobs.

·      Pray for honest judges and officials.

·      Pray for the media to produce family friendly entertainment. For movie stars to receive Jesus as Lord and Savior. Reporters to report the facts without bias.

·      Business leaders to be honest and for dishonest people to be removed.

·      Our schools, teachers, and administrators to teach the “Golden Rule.”  For safety, and choice of schools for students.

·      Unity and love in our families.

What prayer requests would you suggest?  God will hear and answer.  We must not give up!

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