Finishing my shower, I walked into our bedroom and my wife was already in bed. I sat down on the stool to read our daily devotional. While reading, I read a line telling about people being crushed under their afflictions, and suddenly I was pressed in my spirit. I was so full of tears and sorrow, all I could do was whisper a cry of prayer over these needed souls. After a while I rejoiced in thanking God for allowing me the privilege of giving this prayer. I found a treasure, for under my tears was joy, and I mean great joy, and again it humbled me. The Holy Spirit showed me that when I was starting to pray He took my hand and we bowed together under His wings, and he said,” Pray my child, for the Lord has need of this prayer.”
This is what God wants all of us to realize, that when we pray in earnest we are not left to our own devices. He is always with us as we make our petitions before Him, and He is the faithful witness. Rejoice my friends that we have a helper and great intercessor as our prayers are taken before the Father. Beloved, do not give up seeking God. Pray always with all prayers and believe, because it takes a prayer to make an answer.
Moses had a rod, David had a sling. Today people don’t carry a rod or a sling. What we have today, because of what Christ did on Calvary, is the Holy Spirit. I believe God gave us Moses, David and the prophets as examples of how to move and act in the kingdom of God. Now His question may well be, “What is in your mouth?” Will you use it by faith and declare the word of God? In the physical world and the spiritual, an effect has been accomplished since the beginning of time. It’s called action and reaction. When we speak or pray, God listens. When we move, God moves. This is a natural cause and effect that He put in place in the beginning. God desires for us to walk by faith and speak the word by the unction and anointing of the Spirit. God, for some reason, will not move unless someone prays. God is still trying to find people who will believe and pray, and are willing to open their mouth and speak to God for the people. When we give God our need, He will cause an effect to happen. Sometimes He may answer our prayer in a different way than we expected, or in our time, but He will answer. So, where’s your mouth, more importantly, where is your heart? You will find the answer in the choice you make. Beloved, somewhere inside of you may be a Moses or a David. Love you all.
The really first time I heard His voice was when I was visiting another church. Sitting toward the back, I heard the “sermon on the mount,” and as the minister was leaving the stage, the Holy Spirit said to me, this may be your last chance. I leaped out of the pew and made my way to the altar, and gave my life to Christ.
Only one time was His voice loud, and that was while I was singing praises to my God, and He said, “You will have another child.” Immediately after work I told my wife what the Lord had said. After two miscarriages, that word was a God-send, and we did have another child. She was our third and last. I have heard His voice many times, but remember my friends, this is over a forty seven year period. I don’t believe He gives us a word every few seconds. I’m saying this because I don’t want people going crazy thinking they can hear voices all the time.
He can speak to each person in the way their hearing understands, because we all listen differently. Just make sure it lines up with the word of God. His voice is like no other to me. It’s quiet and so soft that it’s almost a whisper. He can brush across the heart so lightly, yet it might feel like a jolt. The sound of love is in His voice. It brings calm and yet a confidence that I hear. We know His voice can speak healing to His child, and yet those that war against Him know His wrath. His voice is so wonderful that when you hear it you want to draw even closer to Him to hear it again.
He says try me, test me, know me by my word, and know that I am the living God, and that there is no other. Be Blessed and Remain a Blessing
As we sat down in our car and got ready to leave the church parking lot, I told my wife about a conversation with one of the men in church. This man told me, as a civil servant he had traveled to Pearl Harbor aboard a naval ship. I told my wife that my friend had traveled the world, and I haven’t traveled much further than my home state. My sweet wife said to me,” Honey, you have traveled the world in prayer, and there is not a place you haven’t been.”
It helped more then she will ever know. Having faith in me meant so much. I have traveled to every country and city of the world, and have been to every home, prison and hospital, through prayer.
When I speak the name of Jesus in prayer, in the twinkling of an eye, I’m kneeling humbly before the throne of God. He loves me so much, He’s given me His full attention and I believe the room is stilled in silence so we could talk together. The things I share with Him are for His ears. He allows me to leave, reassuring me the Holy Spirit would be in touch, and answers would be coming also. Many times He has said yes to my prayers, and sometimes, in His wisdom, He has said not now. He has never failed me at any time, and His word is good enough for me. All things are possible if we just believe, and you can take that journey before the throne yourself. Go now! If you are a child of God, just pray the name of Jesus and experience being there in the twinkling of an eye, and meet Him yourself. Will you be the one to plead a person’s case with God? Let God’s compassion rule in your heart, and trust the Holy Spirit. There are things He can do through your faith. Be Blessed