Important Information from Japanese Government
Monday, August 24, 2009
"Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them." ~ Mat 18:19-20
The power of prayer is incredible. However most of us had been too held up by our activities, which could be "righteous duties", sometimes.
In the book of Acts, Jesus commanded, "But you will receive the power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." While the disciples were waiting, they came constantly to pray. It was in the prayer at the upper room, those present were Peter, John, James and Andrew; Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew; James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers. It was during the prayer, that they came across the idea of electing another person to take leadership along with the remaining eleven. The healing of the crippled beggar at Beautiful gate happened as Peter and John were going up into the temple at prayer time. And as they reported the news to their own people, they prayed. And then, the place were shaken after they prayed. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.
What did they pray? They prayed, "Stretch out your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus!" It is about healing, it is about miraculous signs and wonders, it is about proclaiming His name, the name of JESUS! All of these are about witnessing his name. And even with just witnessing His name, we must PRAY!!!
Pray with two or three! And gather with the others to pray! We need to come to congregational prayer meetings, not only to encourage each other, but to gain information to pray!!! Information is so important to prayers, in forming one's prayer life! Jesus appeared to his disciples after he was risen, and they shared this news with each other, and their spirit were lifted up, from doubts to believe, from giving up to pursue the name of Jesus! The Gospel books are information to us, the New Testaments are information to tell us that Christ lives, and then we read the information, and then we believe.
Information is important! Of course, the Holy Spirit can lead us into prayers with or without information, but information will drive us to the edge of what to do, and then ideas will generate with basis of truth, and then as we pray with these information and ideas, the Holy Spirit will put His hand on our
Join us in prayer meetings on Sep 4, so that we can pray together for the situation in Tohoku, Japan!
Monday, August 03, 2009
I had posted an article on abortion at my another blog to raise public health concern, Public Health and Missions Field after the previous post of Sexual Industry at this blog. I realize that these posts had created a large attention, and I am planning to form an interest group to deal with this problem, either as a brainstorming working group, or a prayer group. Let's join resources together, and begin to identify the potential group in outreach of this matter.
Enough bloodshed on the account of abortion!!! Official record of over thirty thousand lives were taken each year in Japan. Human trafficking in prostitution involve raping the girls and controlling them with AV taken in the process, many ended up in HIV/AIDS infection and abortion when a baby is conceived. Can we call it a stop?
Perhaps we are weak, but GOD is strong! I learned the power of prayers, and I learn that God CAN when we can't. I also learned that when things seem not moving, yet in Spirit, as HE stirred us to pray, and we will see CHANGES when time is deal. The amount of joy and happiness is uncontainable when you see the Holy Spirit place everything in order, and the order is exactly of what you had been praying persistently with tears and countless nights of sensing and responding to His prompting at your heart. PRAY! and you will see changes!!! I need you to pray with me!!! I don't know what to pray about, and how to pray for a stop to this situation, but the Holy Spirit knows!
"In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not now what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will."
Do not be afraid when you do not know how to pray, and do not be afraid to soak in tears as you pray. Do not be afraid as you begin to sing a new song, and speak a new tongue as you intercede for Japan. God is supernatural, and He is going to do supernatural thing! Do not put God in a box, striving with our limitations, but trust that He is God, and He is going to do great and new things, just as He did in book of Exodus and Joshua's time! It is nevertheless PRAYER and OBEDIENCE that account for the swift of the Holy Spirit. Remember that!!!
Lives were taken away where uncertainties of the future were heavy loaded and burdened and wearied. The fear of tomorrow is the very reason for a mother to make decision for abortion. The fear of tomorrow is also the very reason that holds a person in his or her comfort zone, refusing to take a step out of the cocoon. An old song, yet a powerful song, that reminds you the reason that Jesus came, the HOPE that lies with the empty tomb, a song that perhaps will well minister to the target group above.
"How sweet to hold a new born baby, and feel the pride and joy he gives. But greater still the calm assurance, this child can face uncertain days because He lives. Because He lives, I can face tomorrow, because He lives, all fear is gone. Because I know, I know He holds the future, and life is worth the living just because He lives. "
[God sent His Son/Because He lives by William & Gloria Gaither]
May we be empowered by the power of the Holy Spirit!