Important Information from Japanese Government
Monday, August 24, 2009
PRAY with INFORMATION
"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!