Everywhere today the Spirit is calling
God's people to prayer. But many,
professing to be God's people are not stirring
themselves up to pray. People are
busy in their own affairs.
Professing churches are engaged in programs of
their own that have little to do with God's
program in this Age-ending hour.
When the Lord asked Matthew to leave his
money-changing, and Peter to leave his nets,
they forsook all to obey His Voice, and in His
hands became the instruments of laying the
foundation of His Kingdom in earth.
But who today is listening
for His Voice saying, "This is the way, walk ye
in it?" (Isaiah 30:21). Even though
they hear His Voice calling to prayer, to
suffering for righteousness' sake, many are
having a controversy with the Lord, and instead
of offering their laid-down lives, they offer
In Proverbs we read, "There
is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the
end thereof are the ways of death" (Prov.
14:12). This is the way of deadly self-will.
"If My people, which are
called by My Name, shall humble themselves, and
pray, and seek My face, and turn from their
wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and
will forgive their sin, and will heal their
land" (2 Chron. 7:14).
This is God's covenant of
intervention whereby He says "IF" we do certain
things, He will heal our land. Are
you or I doing these things that will heal our
land of its ungodliness? One of His
requirements is that we humble ourselves and
pray. Let us ask Him to teach us
what it means to humble ourselves and pray.
According to God's Word, He
will give us His omnipotent help IF we will
humble ourselves and pray. God is
waiting for His professed ministers and His
professed people to prostrate themselves on
their faces before Him in confession, in
contrition, in heart-searchings, in vast new
renunciations to Him. This promise
belonged to Israel of old, but also to us by
appropriation! It is nothing to God
to beat down the mighty mountains of
ungodliness, wickedness and infidelity in the
world if He has those who will do His work in
His way and all for His glory in Christ
Lenin, when asked what
helped the Communists to overthrow Russia, said,
"The weakness of our enemies." Today
America is weak morally. The
professed Church is weak spiritually.
Will You Be An
"I sought for a man among
them, that should make up the hedge, and stand
in the gap before Me for the land, that I should
not destroy it" (Ezk. 22:30).
God is looking for
intercessors today. "An intercessor
is one who stands between man and his great
peril, and God and His great power to deliver."
of intercessors among the professing ministers
and professing people of God today is the
greatest need of all. When God does
not find intercessors, judgment goes forth!
Let us pray without ceasing
for all in authority that we may live in all
peaceableness and honesty and finish the
unfinished task---world evangelization through
world revival (James