Current Cataloging includes:
• 7 Quoted Testimonies
• 5 Prophetic words
Whyte, Alexander (1922). Lord Teach Us To Pray
PART 1 - INTRODUCTORY AND GENERAL
I. THE MAGNIFICENCE OF PRAYER
2. “Why has God established prayer?” asks Pascal. And Pascal’s first answer to his own great question is this. God has established prayer in the moral world in order “to communicate to His creatures the dignity of causality.” That is to say, to give us a touch and a taste of what it is to be a Creator.
But then, “there are some things ultimate and incausable,” says Bacon, that interpreter of nature. And whatever things are indeed ultimate to us, and incausable by us, them God “hath put in His own power.” But there are many other things, and things that far more concern us, that He communicates to us to have a hand of cause and creation in. Not immediately, and at our own rash and hot hand, and at our precipitate and importunate will, but always under His Holy Hand, and under the tranquillity of His Holy Will. We hold our office and dignity of causality and creation under the Son, just as He holds His again under the Father. But instead of that lessening our dignity, to us, it rather ennobles and endears our dignity.
All believers are agreed that they would rather hold their righteousness of Christ than of themselves; and so would all praying men: they would rather that all things had their spring and rise and rule in the wisdom and the love and the power of God, than in their own wisdom and love and power, even if they had the wisdom and the love and the power for such an office. But then, again, just as all believing men put on Jesus Christ to justification of life, so do they all put on, under Him, their royal robe and their priestly diadem and breastplate. And that, not as so many beautiful ornaments, beautiful as they are, but as instruments and engines of divine power.
“Thus saith the Lord, the Holy One of Israel,”— as He clothes His priests with salvation,—“ Ask Me of things to come concerning My sons, and concerning the work of My hands command ye me.”
What a thing for God to say to man! What a magnificent office! What a more than royal dignity!
What a gracious command, and what a sure encouragement is that to pray! For ourselves, first, as His sons,— if His prodigal and dishonourable sons, - and then for our fellows, even if they are as prodigal and as undeserving as we are. Ask of me! Even when a father is wounded and offended by his son, even then, you feel sure that you have his heartstrings in your hand when you go to ask him for things that concern his son; and that even though he is a bad son: even when he sends you away in anger, his fatherly bowels move over you as you depart: and he looks out at his door to see if you are coming back to ask him again concerning his son. And when you take boldness and venture back, he falls on your neck and says, Command me all that is in your heart concerning my son. Now, that is the “dignity of causality,” that in which you are the cause of a father taking home again his son: and the cause of a son saying, I will arise and go to my father. That is your “magnificent office.” That is your “royal priesthood.”
[Bounds, E.M. (1979). The Weapon of Prayer.]
I. PRAYER ESSENTIAL TO GOD
...It must never be forgotten that Almighty God rules this world. He is not an absentee God. His hand is ever on the throttle of human affairs. He is everywhere present in the concerns of time. “His eyes behold, his eyelids try the children of men.” He rules the world just as He rules the Church by prayer. This lesson needs to be emphasized, iterated and reiterated in the ears of men of modern times and brought to bear with cumulative force on the consciences of this generation whose eyes have no vision for the eternal things, whose ears are deaf toward God.
Nothing is more important to God than prayer in dealing with mankind. But it is likewise all-important to man to pray. Failure to pray is failure along the whole line of life. It is failure of duty, service, and spiritual progress. God must help man by prayer. He who does not pray, therefore, robs himself of God’s help and places God where He cannot help man. Man must pray to God if love for God is to exist. Faith and hope, and patience and all the strong, beautiful, vital forces of piety are withered and dead in a prayerless life. The life of the individual believer, his personal salvation, and personal Christian graces have their being, bloom and fruitage in prayer.
All this and much more can be said as to the necessity of prayer to the being, and culture of piety in the individual. But prayer has a larger sphere, a more obligated duty, a loftier inspiration. Prayer concerns God, whose purposes and plans are conditioned on prayer. His will and His glory are bound up in praying. The days of God’s splendour and renown have always been the great days of prayer. God’s great movements in this world have been conditioned on, continued and fashioned by prayer. God has put Himself in these great movements just as men have prayed. Present, prevailing, conspicuous and mastering prayer has always brought God to be present. The real and obvious test of a genuine work of God is the prevalence of the spirit of prayer. God’s mightiest forces surcharge and impregnate a movement when prayer’s mightiest forces are there.
God’s movement to bring Israel from Egyptian bondage had its inception in prayer. Thus early did God and the human race put the fact of prayer as one of the granite forces upon which His world movements were to be based.
Hannah’s petition for a son began a great prayer movement for God in Israel. Praying women, whose prayers like those of Hannah, can give to the cause of God men like Samuel, do more for the Church and the world than all the politicians on earth. Men born of prayer are the saviours of the state, and men saturated with prayer give life and impetus to the Church. Under God they are saviours and helpers of both Church and state...
[Wurmbrand, Richard (1998). Tortured for Christ (p. 12-13). Living Sacrifice Book Company.]
Chapter 1: The Russians' Avid Thirst for Christ
An Atheist Finds Christ
...One day, being a very convinced atheist, I prayed to God. My prayer was something like this: "God, I know surely that You do not exist. But if perchance You exist, which I contest, it is not my duty to believe in You; it is Your duty to reveal Yourself to me." I was an atheist, but atheism did not give peace to my heart.
During this time of inner turmoil, an old carpenter in a village high up in the mountains of Romania prayed like this: "My God, I have served you on earth and I wish to have my reward on earth as well as in heaven. And my reward should be that I should not die before I bring a Jew to Christ, because Jesus was from the Jewish people. But I am poor, old, and sick. I cannot go around and seek a Jew. In my village there are none. Bring a Jew into my village and I will do my best to bring him to Christ."
Something irresistible drew me to that village. I had no reason to go there. Romania has twelve thousand villages, but I went to that one. Seeing I was a Jew, the carpenter courted me as never a beautiful girl had been courted. He saw in me the answer to his prayer and gave me a Bible to read. I had read the Bible out of cultural interest many ties before. But the Bible he gave me was another kind of Bible. As he told me some time later, he and his wife prayed together for hours for my conversion and that of my wife. The Bible he gave me was written not so much in words, but in flames of love fired by his prayers. I could barely read it. I could only weep over it, comparing my bad life with the life of Jesus; my impurity with His righteousness; my hatred with His love -- He accepted me as one of His own...
[Ing, Richard (2008). Waging Spiritual Warfare (p. 184-185). Whitaker House.]
CHAPTER 11 ENGAGING THE ENEMY
There is power in agreement, or unity. When two pray together, the power increases tenfold. Only through prayer can "one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight" (Deuteronomy 32:30). It is a spiritual principle. Satan's demons have power. On our own, we are no match for Satan's strongmen. Their power, however, is no match for the power of God. Even one church fighting alone would have a difficult time, depending on the strength of the ruler assigned by Satan. True, a few individuals acting alone may possess enough spiritual power to confront ruler spirits by themselves. However, they would still be inadequate to spark worldwide revival.
It is vital that churches come together to pray against Satan's ruler spirits. The more that churches pray to bind ruler spirits, the more likely is their success. If churches all over the world would begin praying for one another and binding the ruler spirits over areas around the world, the power released would be incredible.
When one church fights against Satan's demonic kingdom, he can muster his troops against that church, but if many churches begin to pray to bind up spirits in other countries around the world, he cannot shut everyone up. Imagine a few hundred or even thousands of churches all over the world binding up ruler spirits over your church or country. Prayers against his ruler spirits would come from all directions and the spiritual power they release would be exceedingly powerful...
[Schnoebelen, William (2011). Wicca: Satan's Little White Lie (Kindle Locations 432-445). Chick Publications. Kindle Edition.]
Ch. 1 Welcome To Wicca
The Power of Prayer
I’d sent in a check to the Church of Satan. When it came back from the bank, a note was written on it in a delicate, feminine hand: “I’ll be praying for you in Jesus’ name.” A woman at the bank had noticed to whom the check was drafted and decided to intercede for miserable me before the throne of Almighty God!
I sneered at the check. After all, I thought, Jesus had been a witch. He did what I did! He approved, because he’d reincarnated as a worldclass satanist himself!
Within days, things began to happen. I lost my job, my wife got sick, I got sick, and my satanic mentor, so powerful and self-assured, got in a serious truck accident and ended up in the hospital with grievous abdominal injuries. His previously limitless supply of money from California dried up, and I was effectively cut off from all my powerful new contacts.
Although I was still practicing magick and finding new innocent college students every month to sign a pact with Satan, I found that my magick power was drying up again. My psychic powers and intuition were fogging over, and nothing I could do would bring it back! I got desperate! I began doing spells and praying to my god for some kind of sign as to what we were doing wrong.
Now I praise God for this, because if things had kept going well, I never would have kept searching. I thought I had all the answers, in the “undefiled wisdom” of Satan. But the Lord God was breaking me and molding me into a more fit vessel for His service. It would take five years of searching and a perilous time in the dreadful crucible of Mormonism, that clever counterfeit of Christianity, before I would really come to know Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior; but that, as they say, is another tale.
Suffice it to say, I learned that Wicca is a sweet, beguiling, but dangerous fantasy. I pray that in the remainder of this book, I can demonstrate how truly dangerous it is.
PROF. IYKE NATHAN UZORMA (2013). OCCULT GRAND MASTER NOW IN CHRIST : VOL. 1 (Kindle Locations 1295-1302). Xlibris. Kindle Edition.
Chapter 5: Propensities of High Vicious Occult
STRANGE THICK SMOKE
As my initiation was almost getting to an end, a very powerful, mysterious, strange and thick smoke of fire forced itself into our midst whilst there was confusion among us. This was around 2 a.m. This strange smoke had the potency to discomfit and chain any spirit being or human agent of esoteric powers at that moment. Thus, each and everyone of us, including Gopinatha and Katamimshaa, strived to escape from this smoke. While we were escaping, Sat Gopinatha ordered that we should trace the source of this ubiquitous smoke.
Without much ado, we followed a different route to trace the origin of this thick smoke that same hour. We discovered among other things that the smoke came from a certain house in Nairobi, Kenya, where only five believers in Our Lord Jesus Christ were solely engaged in praying and calling upon the Name and the Blood of Jesus Christ.
These brethren were earnestly praying and calling upon the Holy Ghost Fire, in the Name of Jesus Christ, to bamboozle the forces of darkness in the Land, in the Air, and in the Sea. They were calling upon the Blood of Jesus Christ to discomfit demonic operations. They specifically mentioned that the Lord should banish any meeting of the powers of darkness in the water. I saw and observed that each of these five brethren were like a pillar of fire out of which proceeded the powerful smoke. We did not see any of them like an ordinary human being. To this end, we fled from them without making any effort to further approach them. This incident revealed the potency of prayer of the living Saints to me for the first time.
Karnwie, Julius Gunser (2014-01-12). How Christ Delivered Me From A Blood Covenant (Kindle Locations 578-591). Kindle Edition.
Chapter 5 Strange Happenings
...The first spiritual attacks must have opened me to the spirit world because after those attacks the demonic attacks came more frequently and were more rampant; especially with the evil presence that would hang over me.
Sometimes Kathy told me that she would miss me when I died. She must have told me this because she was confident that with the blood covenant in place her mission of destroying my life was soon coming to a close.
But I did not take her seriously every time she told me such things. She would also tell me how it would take her no time to kill a man like me. I guess she also told me that because she was confident that the Queen of the Coast would readily help her in destroying my life. But being ignorant of spiritual things, I only took her words for a joke.
Around the time of the first wave of spiritual attacks, Kathy and I were out for a walk one night when I started praying aloud. The spiritual attacks were still raging and I prayed whenever I felt troubled in my spirit. While praying that night, I called on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, I called on the blood of Jesus Christ our Lord, I called on the fire of the Holy Spirit, and I called on the Almighty God for deliverance from the demonic attacks coming against my life.
Kathy stood there quietly as I prayed; but when I was done her eyes looked very reddish. She later told me that while I was praying she saw spiritual beings fleeing the area where we stood. Kathy told me that among those beings were a woman carrying a child and a serpent with two horns.
The Lord was speaking to me about true worship in my morning prayer time when this message came.
My people do not enter all the way in to where I am and they walk away dissatisfied - unfulfilled, and thinking I came up short when in reality it is their worship that falls short.
The need to worship Me is a need I placed in My people and the world has nothing that can fill this need. Only My presence fulfills you in this way. I desire My people to draw near to My throne and worship Me, to experience My beauty and feel My holiness, to draw strength from Me. When you draw near to Me in this way, you feel My power and you are less afraid of the enemy. You feel My love for you and you know My protection there.
If My people will do what is right and make time to worship Me, they will not be disappointed with the results. The world will disappoint you, but My love never disappoints. My love is always perfect, always faithful. It is an everlasting love no man or woman can take away from you, My children. I delight in your true worship of Me, My children, even when your attempts are feeble. I will teach you if you will press in to Me.
Many of you give up too easily on the things of My kingdom when you do not see your desires manifest immediately. You deny yourselves the greater blessing when you do this for My kingdom overflows with mighty blessings for those willing to spend the time to press in and truly seek Me, those who long to see My face, those who long for My voice, My presence. Those who want to draw near to Me to know Me. These are My true children and for them I have showers of blessings waiting to be released.
...But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him...
...But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works...
...Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded...
There will now come an increase in revelations to My people who study and show themselves approved before Me, and who pray and intercede in their prayer closets for the lost of the world.
Dear to My heart are those who continuously intercede for My lost sheep, for they are precious in My sight, and I shall reward you greatly who do this.
Ask Me for your heart's desires!
You who watch for My Son's soon return and prayer over the souls and lives of those you do not know have treasure abounding both on earth and awaiting you in heaven, for there is no better use of your time. (I felt strongly that this last sentence was a word for someone who has been asking about prioritizing their time)
To these will I grant many treasures in My Word and in the earth!
2 Timothy 2:15
...Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth...
...And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly...
...How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?...
...Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal...
...Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart...
This message is from the Holy Spirit who lives inside every person that has trusted in, clings to and relies on Jesus Christ to be their savior and Lord.
Do you realize that half of the reason that Jesus died was so that we could have the Holy Spirit living inside of us. He went away so that The Comforter could come and now we are the Temples of the Living God, not built by human hands.
My friends, I desire that you would hear God's voice for YOURSELF. In the times that are coming upon this world you will need to hear The Holy Spirit's voice so I am going to tell you how.
Firstly you need to sit quietly before The Lord the way that Mary did. Many of you are like Martha running here and there doing "The Lord's work" but you hardly ever spend alone time with Him.
When you make the practice of sitting at His feet every day and listening to the still small voice you just KNOW the difference. Jesus said, My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
The Way that works best for me is, every morning I get up and I worship Him with music before I do anything else. I sit there or kneel or lay prostrate or with my hands raised. However the Spirit leads me, I’m not religious about it. At first if you are not used to doing this it may seem odd and you may just want to start with 10 or 15 mins, but you will want to go longer once His presence starts to overwhelm your entire being. When this happens an hour is like no time at all, just soak yourself in His presence. You need to enter into the Secret Place of the Most High (Psalm 91) Brothers and sisters please do NOT just come to Him with a big long prayer list. Treat Him like your lover because HE IS! There is NO ONE that loves you more and you should feel the same way about Him! FOCUS ON HIM AND ONLY HIM! Once everything gets going I speak and sing in tongues (I will not get into that debate, Paul said to forbid Not speaking in tongues 1 Cor 14:39) it is always the perfect prayer from the Holy Spirit. He prays for things that you don't even know that you have need of and it is always The Fathers perfect will. Then I also pray for some requests with my understanding.
After all that is done is when you should stay silent and wait for Him to speak to you. NO it probably won't be audible (at least for me it isn't), but thoughts will start to enter your head that aren't yours. He might just say “I love you" or "I want you to do such and such" or " I need you to work on so and so" Whatever it is obey Him. The longer you do this the clearer His voice will get and you can have conversations back and forth with Him all day long.
Telling His thoughts from your sometimes is a little harder and that is when you ask Him to show you confirmation from a couple of different sources, maybe a godly friend, pastor or someone you know that hears The Holy Spirit.
It is my experience that if God is speaking to you about a certain thing He will NOT let it go until you do what He is asking of you. You will have an urge or an unction from The Holy Spirit to do something, and I suggest that you step out in faith and do it. Do not be afraid to step out especially if the thing you are feeling to do is good to do anyways. Do not be afraid to make a mistake or two at first, Satan will never tell you to do anything that is good, He will tell you that what you are hearing is all in your head and it’s all lies. If you feel like you should give someone encouragement by all means do it! If you believe you are to rebuke or reprimand someone give a lot more prayer to see if that's really what He would have you do.
Whatever you do, do it in love.
Lastly God's voice is still and small for He is the humblest of all. You will need to turn down the volume of the outside world to hear Him, but I will tell you it is worth it!
I just want to point out that I am not yet perfect and occasionally I make a mistake. I do not hear His voice perfectly either but I hear Him a lot better now than I even did last year. We all need to try to hear Him better, because one day the internet will be silenced and you will not be able to see or hear what the prophets are saying. If you know the voice of the Holy Spirit yourself, He will guide you into all truth.
Love and Blessings!
My children this is your Abba Father.
How I long for you to get to know Me more, I want to be intimate with you.
You need to spend time with just you and Me alone. You need to go into our chamber and just BE with me. Exist only for Me for a little while each day. Shut off all devices except those used to worship Me. Music will get you where you need to be with Me quicker. You will feel it, in the spirit, when you have reached the Holy of Holies. You need to stay there with me for a while. I know you have families, jobs and responsibilities. I do not require all of your time here. Most of you reading this spend almost no time in the secret place with me. Have I not said in My word that he who dwells in the secret place of the Most High, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty?
I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust?
I will protect My own but the things of this world mean nothing to Me. I will destroy them all!
Ask yourself My children; how many things of this world do you love? If you love the things of the world I do not have your whole heart. Confess before Me now the things that come before Me, I already know, but You need to. I tell you the truth the day is coming when all of men's devices will be rendered useless. In that day how will you get a "word" from Me? Do you know how to hear My voice for yourself? This is why you need to spend alone time with Me. My sheep hear My voice and another they will not follow. You will hear a word behind you, saying "This is the way" walk in it, and you will turn to the right and to the left at My leading. I speak in still small voice for I AM meek and humble. I AM not loud and boisterous and flamboyant like the enemy. He loves chaos, I love peace and My peace I give to you, because I have overcome the world and I have given you the power to overcome the world too.
This is how you discern if a "word" is from Me: do you have peace or is there fear and uneasiness? You only need to fear Me. My Holy Spirit inside will tell you if a word is from Me and it will line up with the written word also. When My Holy Spirit is grieved it is not from me. Do not listen to those who itch your ears, for they only say they are speaking for Me, but they have not heard from Me. They speak of blessings and reprieve of judgment, yet none of the conditions have been met. There is no repentance in the land! There are some out there that heard from Me in times past, but became foolish virgins and fell asleep. In their groggy stupor they think they are hearing from Me but it is the enemy speaking to them, he knows how to imitate My voice. This is why you must remain awake, sober and vigilant to spend alone time with Me.
Now is the time to be like the Shunammite woman. Gather all the vessels you can, get your small jar of oil and start pouring it out into other vessels. Get as many vessels as you can and I will fill them with my oil of gladness, my liquid love, My HOLY SPIRIT. Pour the oil out and you will receive as much as is required, if you fall asleep and do not pour out your oil you will not have enough and your lamp will go out like the 5 foolish virgins. Why did I say to them "I do not know you"? It is because the extra oil, liquid love, Holy Spirit comes from Me and I give it freely. They had not been spending time with Me. I tell you the truth My virgins there is not much time left to get to know me.
With Me all things are possible, I AM the GOD of miracles!
Come to Me now and I will give you enough oil to get through the coming thick black darkness.
For I will then say to you "Arise, shine; For your light has come!
And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,
And deep darkness the people;
But the Lord will arise over you,
And His glory will be seen upon you.
The Gentiles shall come to your light,
And kings to the brightness of your rising."
Listen to your Father for I have great things for you to do, but you must spend alone time with Me.
AM I not the Good Father and are you not loved by Me? All good fathers discipline their children, the evil father lets his children run wild and do whatever their hearts desire.
Come to Me now I will give you oil and light the flame inside you to burn out your impurities and you will be like fine silver and gold. Remember children, the fire of persecution purifies and though it does not please your flesh,
the eternal benefits and rewards are amazing!
If you purify yourselves now it will be much less painful.
I love you more than you will ever know,
Your Abba Father
On Friday, April 28, I was seeking Yahushua for answers about prayer. A close friend contacted me, telling me his mother had died suddenly, and he didn't know if she was saved. As we all have done at some point in our lives, we question how effectual our prayers are, especially for those who don't know the Lord prior to their passing. Directly after receiving communion, Father gave me a vision and has led me to share it, as it brings great consolation to all who may question the power of prayer, especially the prayers of the righteous.
Note: It is my understanding that I was shown this soul's experience in the moments just before physical death.
I was in Father's courtroom, standing in the back, watching how Father God sees an unsaved soul and determines his or her eternal destiny. I saw a man, a lost soul, standing directly in front of Father with his head hung very low and his eyes closed. I understood that he instinctively knew that he was guilty as charged and had no defense, as his life of sin was directly before him. Satan the adversary was on the left with many demons to testify of the man's guilt, and the saints who had gone before were on the right to present the testimony of all the prayers of the saints that have ever been recorded to intercede for the lost. Although the evidence from the enemy was more than sufficient to convict the man, the prayers of the saints outweighed anything the enemy could present. Father's love for His people is beyond measure and takes precedent over anything the enemy will ever be able to offer against us.
Yahushua was on the man's right side, a distance away observing. He did not speak, but waited to see if the man would invite Him into his heart, so that He could intercede as the man's advocate, covering the man with His robe of righteousness and His shed blood. Father then allowed me to understand that in His infinite mercy, and because the hearts of His chosen are One with Him, He would allow this man to chose at the last instant, His Son, Yahushua, although the man had not previously confessed Him as his Lord and Savior.
Then Father speaks:
I wish My people to know daughter, tell them. There is no greater commandment than to love one another. As One heart in Me, you are charged to assist Me in saving souls, for I came to seek and save the lost. You are My priests and it is in your hands to walk in the fulness of all you were purposed for. There is no greater joy for My Father than to bring My lost sheep home. I have commanded you to pray for those who are hardened to Me. Pray for those in deception, and therefore despair. Pray for those the enemy steals, that their spiritual eyes and ears may be opened to the relationship I have for them.
Come before Me in holiness and purity daily, confessing your sins and asking for forgiveness. Your temples, My vessels, must be free of willful sin for Me to answer your petitions. Intercede on behalf of all who walk in darkness, for I wish that not one would perish. Do not underestimate the power of your prayers when your hearts are in unity with Me. I have given you all power, authority and dominion over the enemy and you must exercise your authority. What you loose on earth is loosed in Heaven and what you bind here is bound also in My Kingdom. Boldly come before My Throne of grace and expect great things. Trust in the promises I have given you in My Word. Pray without ceasing. Fast and travail with great love and concern for the salvation of all who were created by Me. Plead My Blood constantly, for in this, the victory is already won. Proclaim verbally My truths and satan will flee.
It is time for My church to walk in the fulness of the power and authority given to her by My life's sacrifice. So as you are seeing the manifestation of evil upon evil in the earth, allow this to be your war-cry, and passionately present your petitions to Me as each and every utterance, with My love in your heart and My glorification being the motive, has great value in My Kingdom.
I have spoken these words to you previously-- as the dark grows darker, My Bride rises higher.
Believe! Believe My power in and through you is a weapon of great destruction to the enemy's camp. Very soon you will see the importance of what I am speaking.
...A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another...
...For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost...
1 Peter 2:5-9
...(5)e also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. (6)Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. (7)Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, (8)And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. (9)But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light...
...(3)And he spake this parable unto them, saying, (4)What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? (5)And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. (6)And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost. (7)I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance...
2 Corinthians 4:3-4
...(3)But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: (4)In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them...
...To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me...
1 Timothy 2:1-6
...(1)I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; (2)For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. (3)For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; (4)Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. (5)For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; (6)Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time...
2 Peter 3:9
...The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance...
1 John 5:14
...And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us...
2 Timothy 2:25-26
...(25)In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; (26)And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will...
...Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you...
...And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force...
...And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh...
...Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them...
...The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much...
...Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints...
...If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me...
...And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven...
1 Thessalonians 5:17
...Pray without ceasing...
...Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need...
...(12)Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: (13)And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil...
...Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you...
...All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weigheth the spirits...
...I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore...
...Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us...