GET TOGETHER- FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS
Es 4:14 “For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish.” Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Ro 1:9 “For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of His Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers. “(NKJV)
Recently the Holy Spirit just kept speaking this passage to me in Ac 1:8 “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
I knew what He wanted me to do. He wanted me to organize an Acts 1:8 Prayer Meeting. We had done that before several years ago and God came through and is still coming through in a powerful way.
Right now, is a critical time in the Kingdom here in our city, our State, our nation, and throughout the world. We will have these Acts Prayer Meetings at Christ Community Fellowship from 12 Noon until 1:P.M. every Wednesday at least until Resurrection Sunday. And who knows after that how long that God will lead us to do that. Here is our format for the prayer meeting. I know there may be some of you that feel that a format is restrictive, but there are times that God calls us to be very strategic in our prayers. Here is how we will be praying using Acts 1:8 :
Acts 1: 8 Prayer Meeting
Ac 1:8 “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
• First 10 minutes a time to praise the Lord and to give people an opportunity to pray for ourselves ( There may be things that we need to repent from)
• 2nd 10 minutes Pray for our City (Jerusalem) we would cover our schools, government, workplaces, churches and as the Holy Spirit leads people to pray for in our city.
• 3rd 10 minutes we would pray for our State and region (Judea)
• 4th 10 minutes we would pray for our nation ( Samaria)
• 5th 10 minutes we would pray for the world (end of the earth)
• Last ten minutes As the Holy Spirt leads and close.
All who believe that this is a critical time to pray concerning our families, our city, our region, State, and the world are invited to come. This is about the Kingdom of God. I will lead the meeting every other week and then someone else will lead it every other week. If you can’t come here this could be a good format to use in your home, your church, or in some other way. If all of my Facebook friends in other cities, States, and nations are not currently involved in some prayer strategy you might pray about using this.
A few weeks ago, I posted a picture of me and our grandchildren. So many of you had something good to say about that. I enjoy sports and our grandchildren that are old enough play ball. But what kind of future they have will depend upon how much that we are praying at this time in the Kingdom than what they are doing on the field, the court, or anywhere else.
Recently I watched as students waited in line for hours to watch their favorite football team play in a big game on television at a sports bar. Around that same time at another campus students camped out all night in the cold to be sure and get a seat at their favorite team’s basketball game. People will sacrifice for the things that they have a passion for.
Esther knew that it was a critical time in the Kingdom. The Apostle Paul knew that it was a critical time in the Kingdom. For those that live in our city would you pray about coming if this is a good time for you? think about it to sacrifice your lunch break once a week could effect things in your family, our city, our region, our State ,our nation, and the world in an eternal way.
For those outside of our city would you pray about using this, or any other way that the Holy Spirit leads you to pray? We are called for such a time as this.
Let Us Pray
Lord Jesus we know that You died for the whole world. We know that You let us partner with You in bringing the Kingdom of God to the earth. I pray for all that read this that the Holy Spirit will lead them to pray without ceasing for such a time as this.
In Jesus Name
Love you all!
PS For those in Northwest Alabama our Broadcast Redeeming the Time comes on at 9:30 A.M. AND 9:30 P.M. on Sunday morning and Sunday night. That is on Charter /Spectrum Channel 10. In Jasper I believe it is on TV 16. You can stream it at tv16hd.com
I am preaching I-22 Sermon Series on the Broadcast.