His Way

10 09 2010

*I add this very sound bite to punctuate the truth that the teachings of Christ are not dispensational, that is, only meant for the audience He was addressing…It is sad that dispensationalism (note, the ism) has taken liberties that have robbed the Church of her vital strength. The Sermon on the Mount is not possible without the indwelling Christ living through us but ‘faithful is He who calls you, who also will do it’..but, better to let Mr. Chambers tell it…

“The Sermon on the Mount is not a set of rules and regulations but a statement of the Life we will live when the Holy Spirit is getting His way with us.”

–Oswald Chambers


Burn On! (Part Three)

15 01 2007

(This will conclude a mini-series from Hartley’s book mentioned below; Lord, send a revival…shake everything in me that must be shaken…open my eyes to the Treasure…do not pass me by!…reign in me!…May we not rest nor give You rest until You make Your Name a praise in the earth!…)

“On Your wall, O Jerusalem, I have appointed watchmen; all day and all night they will never keep silent. You who remind the Lord, take no rest for yourselves, and give Him no rest until He establishes and makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.”
(Isaiah 62:6,7)

Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, wrote in response to the moral disintegration of our society, “What can we do? What should be our response? First, we must continue to pray for worldwide revival that will reawaken millions of people spiritually.”*

While speaking to three thousand leaders from 150 nations at the Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization, Billy Graham said, “I believe as we approach the latter days it could be a time also of great revival…a rain of blessings, showers falling from heaven upon all the continents before the coming of our Lord.”**

–Fred Hartley, Prayer On Fire, p137

*Dr. James Dobson, Focus On The Family, 1991, p3
**Billy Graham, “The King Is Coming”, Let The Earth Hear His Voice, p1466


20 12 2006

“They said to one another, ‘Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to us?'”
(Luke 24:32)

In 1858, the Washington National Intelligence, a leading newspaper, reported daily prayer meetings were held in 150 towns in Massachusetts, 200 in New York, 60 in New Jersey, 65 in Pennsylvania and 2oo in Ohio. It is estimated that, of the United States population of thirty million, nearly two million were born again during this remarkable move of God’s Holy Spirit.*

In 1859, the landscape of Northern Ireland was ablaze with God’s presence. This movement started in First Presbyterian Church. The pastor reported, “The meeting fell still as a grave; the stillness was fearful. Those present will never forget it. At length the silence was broken by unearthly cries, uttered simultaneously by several in different parts of the church…[People] lay in mental agony and absolute bodily prostration.” Out of this deep conviction and repentance came a robust movement of emblazoned God-seekers. At seven o’clock every evening in the town of Derry, a public prayer meeting was held at Corn Market. Between five hundred and five thousand would gather for three hours each night.**

–Fred Hartley, Prayer On Fire, pp132-3

*J. Edwin Orr, The Fervent Prayer, p18
**Ian R. K. Paisley, The “Fifty-Nine” Revival, pp101-102

“Hands”-On Praying

23 10 2006

“First of all, then, I exhort that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.”
(1 Timothy 2:1,2)

Here is a unique prayer, so simple, yet so complete:

1. Your thumb is nearest you. So begin your prayers by praying for those closest to you. They are the easiest to remember. To pray for our loved ones is, as C. S. Lewis once said, a “sweet duty.”

2. The next finger is the pointing finger. Pray for those who teach, instruct and heal. This includes teachers, doctors, and ministers. They need support and wisdom in pointing others in the right direction. Keep them in your prayers.

3. The next finger is the tallest finger. It reminds us of our leaders. Pray for the president, leaders in business and industry, and administrators. These people shape our nation and guide public opinion. They need God’s guidance.

4. The fourth finger is our ring finger. Surprising to many is the fact that this is our weakest finger, as any piano teacher will testify. It should remind us to pray for those who are weak, in trouble or in pain. They need your prayers day and night. You cannot pray too much for them.

5. And lastly comes our little finger – the smallest finger of all which is where we should place ourselves in relation to God and others. As the Bible says, “The least shall be the greatest among you.” Your pinkie should remind you to pray for yourself. By the time you have prayed for the other four groups, your own needs will be put into proper perspective and you will be able to pray for yourself more effectively.

–from other sources

First Bite

12 09 2006

Testing, testing…bite-cookie.jpg

Hello? Is this thing on?

Can you hear me now?

I think we got it…that’s it!

Okay! Let’s ROLL!