Fire In The Home

2 11 2006

As a young parent I had heard a Christian leader make a statement that marked my life: “If our children do not see dramatic answers to specific prayers, we will lose them to satan.”

We want our kids to recognize clearly that Christ is alive and active today. If they do not experience the conspicuous presence of God firsthand, they will look elsewhere for reality.

It is no coincidence that when the Apostle Paul told Turkish Christians to be filled with the Holy Spirit, he then moved into talking with them about seeing God’s presence manifested in the home. “Be filled with the Spirit…Wives submit to your husbands…Husbands, love your wives…Children, obey your parents…Fathers…bring [your children] up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” (Ephesians 5:18,22,25; 6:1,4)

Fred Hartley III
“Prayer On Fire” (p106)
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With Just A Word

1 11 2006

“Prove to me in one sentence that this Bible can be trusted.” Struggling with the reliability of God’s Word, the King of Prussia challenged his chaplain.

The chaplain responded, “I don’t need a sentence. I just need a word.”

“What is this word that carries such weight of proof?” said the king.

“The word is ‘Israel’.”

The wise chaplain knew the preservation of the people of Israel even in the midst of their rebellion and unbelief proved that God could be trusted to keep His promises to believers. If God said it, He’ll do it.

–Chuck Swindoll
“Insights” Newsletter, October 2006 Issue