As a young boy I always wanted to do what I saw everyone else do and my parents always nailed me with that ever popular cliché.
If all your friends all went and jumped in the lake, would you follow them in?
We have been trained by the world to speak out what we see. When Jesus was crossing the lake with His disciples they said the “wind is boisterous”, they spoke out and said “we will perish”. They woke up Jesus but He would not speak out what they said, He rebuked the wind and it became calm.
Romans 8:8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
Why can’t people in “the flesh” please God? People who live exclusively in the flesh are moved by what they see, touch, smell, hear and taste. These five attributes of the flesh are the bases of all their confessions. This will not come to an end even after the new birth, these confessions will not change until the convert begins to “renew their mind”. When a saint renews their mind they stop repeating what they see, and they speak what God says in His Word.
So then they that are of faith will work to always please God.
The man who lives by the faith of the Son of God does not repeat what he sees, he repeats what he hears God say. This man has found the secret of living the blessed life, He now lives in blessed hope, he expects God to confirm His Word over him every day.
I tithe by my faith in God,
He will open the windows of Heaven.
He will give me many blessings, He will honor my faith.
I cannot please my Father without faith, so I lend my ear to His Word.
My faith will not fail me
because my Lord will not fail me.
PRAY FOR THE CHURCH OF AFGHANISTAN
“SO PETER WAS PUT IN PRISION, BUT THE CHURCH WAS EARNESTLY PRAYING TO GOD FOR HIM”!
BOLDNESS: Repeat the prayer of early church in Acts 4:29: “Now Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness!”
PROTECTION: For missionaries, pastors, and leaders trapped. Heavenly authorized jail breaks as in book of Acts. Heavenly and angelic interventions. Taliban - Saul to Paul encounters!
UNITY: Churches in America and world united in prayer. Kingdom issue revival across Middle East! Underground church will continue to grow and expand.
GOD GLORIFIED: He is the King of Kings/Lord of Lords no power or evil can match His might. He will be glorified as World watches.
“THE WORD OF GOD CONTINUED TO INCREASE AND SPREAD!” Acts 12:14