Prayer

One of the testimonies that impacted my life was the story of Corrie ten Boom, a Christian in Holland, who was imprisoned at Ravensbruck for hiding Jews in her home during the Holocaust. Corrie lived to tell her story in nations all around the world in the later years of her life. Before she died in 1983, she posed this question.

If your neighbor’s house was on fire, would you rush in and begin straightening the pictures on the wall?

There are many things that are good, but they are not what God has asked us to be doing in this hour. We have a window of opportunity to see more people turn to God in the next few years, than have been saved in all of history until now.

It has been prophesied by many people, including Smith Wigglesworth, William Seymour, Arthur Burt from Wales, Bob Jones from South Carolina, and the Old Testament prophet, Joel, that we will see an astounding number of people come to salvation through Jesus Christ in a very short period of time, just before the return of the Lord.

We can pray the Word with confidence on behalf of our generation, even in the midst of trouble.

Hab. 3:1-4 NLT

1 This prayer was sung by the prophet Habakkuk.

2 I have heard all about you, Lord.
I am filled with awe by your amazing works.
In this time of our deep need,
help us again as you did in years gone by.
And in your anger,
remember your mercy.

3 I see God moving across the deserts from Edom,
the Holy One coming from Mount Paran.
His brilliant splendor fills the heavens,
and the earth is filled with his praise.

4 And His brightness was like the sunlight;
rays streamed from His hand,
and there [in the sunlike splendor]
was the hiding place of His power. (Amplified)

Isaiah 64:1,4 NLT

1 Oh, that you would burst from the heavens and come down!
How the mountains would quake in your presence!

4 For since the world began,
no ear has heard,
and no eye has seen a God like you,
who works for those who wait for him.

Joel 2
28 “Then, after doing all those things,
I will pour out my Spirit upon all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy.
Your old men will dream dreams,
and your young men will see visions.
29 In those days I will pour out my Spirit
even on servants—men and women alike.
30 And I will cause wonders in the heavens and on the earth—
blood and fire and columns of smoke.
31 The sun will become dark,
and the moon will turn blood red
before that great and terrible of the Lord arrives.
32 But everyone who calls on the name of the Lord
will be saved…

As Corrie came to realize the only perfect hiding place in times of trouble is in the center of God’s will.

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1 Comment »

  1. Tara said

    AMEN!

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