What a blessing the 3rd day was. Of course, I mean the 3rd day after Jesus was crucified. It stands at the pinnacle of history to show the Jesus is Lord. He is Risen!
The 3rd day of the Prayer Revival was also a blessing. There is so much ground to cover with this post, so I will hit the main points that God touched me with.
One of the things that Don said that touched me was said during the introduction. He said that when God speaks it is not so we will know more, but so that we will do more. This is so important to me. Our churches are chock full of Bible Studies, which is a good thing. However, those studies should not just lead to us knowing more about God, but doing more in order to bring glory to God.
The main part of the Sermon was about righteousness, having our prayers heard, and the adversaries that we face as we follow God. One of the ways that a man’s prayers are hindered is by not treating his wife in the way that is pleasing to God (1 Peter 3:7). If a man wants his prayers to be heard, his relationship to his wife is vitally important.
He spoke of P.U.S.H. praying which can be Pray Until Something Happens or Pray Until Something is Heard. Persistent pray is needed and is a sign of faith.
In speaking of adversaries, he read 1 Corinthians 16:9. Whenever God opens a door in scripture, there are always adversaries waiting for us. The word adversaries means devils. So we must be prepared for a fight. The casualties of the fight will be great if we do not continually fight the good fight, ask God to deliver us (meaning all of us) from evil, and lead us (meaning all of us) into temptation. We often pray for ourselves in this way, but we need to pray for each other in this way as well.
We also must be driven by desire to pray and serve God, not just driven by duty. Pray that God will increase your desire for Him and for His will to be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.