One day Jesus gave His disciples a parable to this end, men ought always to pray and not to faint. As we continue reading the parable we come to understand that praying is exercising of our faith.
Luke 18:8 When the Son of Man returns shall He find faith on the earth.
If people have faith they will pray, if they have no faith or neglect their faith they will not pray. What Jesus wants to know is this, will men protect the faith God gave them when they heard His Word?
1 Timothy 4:1 The Holy Spirit clearly warns that in the last days many will depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils.
Now we can begin to understand why Jesus said what He said! When I return how many held on to their faith and how many opted for another Gospel?
1 Peter 1:7 The trial of your faith being much more precious than of gold, might be found unto praise, honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus.
Do not regard your faith as something that is common to man. God is not a respector of persons but He is a respector of faith. There is two things that impress the Word, two things we can offer Him as gifts. Obedience and faith and the two are divinely connected. Got faith?
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