We know that three days ago 39 children were crushed to death in a collapse Christian school north of Manila, and that this was caused by an earthquake, and earthquakes are in the control of God. We do not say it simply or callously or without tears of sympathy for those parents. But we do say it, because God said it. God's actions are just and loving.
Proclaiming Freedom in Christ Jesus
We need to be more God-conscious , so that we can laugh the laugh of faith, knowing that we have power over all the power of the enemy Luke He has already lost control because of Calvary, where the Lamb was slain. What confidence and rest of heart this gives us as we face a world in turmoil and in such spiritual need.
It seems to me that wherever I look today, the awakening of a movement of prayer in the warfare of world evangelization is being born among people who are filled with a vision of the inevitable triumph of God in world evangelization. The crown rights of King Jesus is the note struck again and again today where people are praying like Hezekiah and winning battles in world evangelization. Last night, Bill Waldrop said that vision was seeing what ought to be and what can be in the future, and that passion was the devotion and zeal to make that vision.
He admitted that there can be evil visionaries, like the people who can see in their mind's eye their pornographic magazine in every grocery store in the country. I say yes to all of that. But I want to take the definition of Christian vision a step further and show another way it differs from the vision of secular visionaries. In world evangelization, Christian vision is not merely seeing what ought to be and can be, but what will be.
Therefore, the decisive difference between the secular vision and Christian vision is that secular visionaries call us to imagine a possibility , but God calls us to believe a promise. Secular visionaries call us to seek the glory of creating the reality we imagine.
Winning Battles Through Prayer
But God calls us to serve the reality He is creating! Prayer that wins battles in world evangelization is flourishing today where people are full of the uniquely Christian vision: His purposes will be established. I say this from what I see in biblical prayers. I say it from what I see in the prayer awakenings around the world.
And I say it from my own personal experience. Let me mention the text that has been most empowering in my own life of prayer in recent months, and give a closing admonition. The text is Psalm All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the Lord; And all the families of the nations shall worship before Thee. For dominion belongs to the Lord, and He rules over the nations.
Do you see the surety of it all and the logic of the inevitability of God's triumph?
God has dominion over all the nations. Therefore they will not be able to resist forever but will remember and turn to the Lord. Therefore all the families of the nations shall worship before the Lord. Now the very least that this means is that Matthew The Christian vision that feeds battle-winning prayer in world evangelization is not the imagining of a possibility but the grasping of an inevitability. We do not create this reality. You are the creation of God's triumph in world evangelization. There is something very profound here, and very personal and radically life-changing for those who experience it.
I said that the Christian vision that feeds battle-winning prayer is not the imagining of a possibility but the grasping of an inevitability, namely, the triumph of God in world evangelization.
Touching Lives Changing Destinies
I picture it like this: You owe your life to the progress of God's gospel triumph in the world. And when you reach out the hand of your faith and grasp the promise of God's triumph in world evangelization as your inevitable future, there is a tremendous spiritual dynamic released. It is as though a mighty electrical current is flowing in the world that cannot be stopped.
This powerful current of kingdom power reaches you and there is an initial jolt of awakening to realities of spiritual beauty and glory you never imagined. But then something terrible happens for so many awakened people. The point of their being jolted awake by the current of the kingdom is that they might reach out their hand and lay hold on God's glorious inevitable future, and so become a pulsating connector between God's past triumph and God's future triumph.
But instead so many people, once awakened by a jolt of kingdom power, ground their wire in the things of the world. So I plead with you, get your wire out of the television. Eight slick, subtle, sexy commercials every 15 minutes will drain the spiritual power out of anybody. Take your wire out of money and clothes and recreation and home-remodeling and food and the whole American mindset of play play play play—right up to your dying day on some golf course in Arizona. The current is grounded and seeks out another conductor. And we wonder in a few years or decades: Whatever happened to the joy?
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There is power in lifting our voices in acclamation of the true and living God. We can speak; we can sing; we can shout. Then the expressive power of the hands generates a sound. We can clap, and we can play instruments. We can also lift our hands in worship… We can stand; we can bow; we can dance. When we do this, we enter into a new realm.
The promises of God become realities in our lives, because our faith awakens to a new level. God calls us to go higher and deeper into worship, but how can we do this when there are so many cares in this world? The trials of life consume us, screaming for our attention every day. But we can learn to focus our life in a higher realm of holiness. Here are some practical ways we can ascend in worship:. Satan is the prince of this world see John The first heaven is the earthly realm where we live. When Jesus died on the cross, He broke the power of Satan in this earthly realm.
Through His death and resurrection, we can pray into the third heaven where God is seated Romans 5: We have access to heavenly places through our prayers. Satan is the prince of the power of the air the second heaven and the god of this age 2 Corinthians 4: Our struggle is against the spiritual forces of evil in the second heaven Ephesians 6: