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The Furnace Room

I want to thank God for bringing these events back to the forefront of my memories. It all began in a church called Maranatha Fellowship, whose small beginning now is one of the largest in our city. A church that believed prayer was the answer to every need and that He is faithful to meet those needs. It’s where I began to seek God and His presence with all my heart, and He was faithful to meet me no matter the place or time.

     As it was a growing church, there were many weeks and months where there wasn’t any room available to pray, Many times we went out back of the church to a small grassy area, taking small carpet remnant squares to kneel on, and to God’s glory there was never  a complaint. When the weather turned colder, we were forced back inside where we eventually found the furnace room. This was a small room, and only three or four would fit in this room. Some of our greatest blessings with God came in this little room, and the lasting fellowship we made was there and now our being in different churches, our bond of love and caring is very strong even years later. What God started never ends and transcends all time and distance. The furnace room remains even with the lingering fire of our prayers still echoing in the walls of that room.

   My only hope and prayer is that there are a few men that still band together praying fervently for the Holy Ghost revival so desperately needed in America today. I hope there is a fire of a praying spirit in the furnace room of your church. If not, then start one, and your church will be the richer for it. Be Blessed in Christ alone.

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The Twinkling Eye

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

Midnight Hour

Waiting as the time nears, the midnight hour is a challenge to mind and body. The mind is tempted to drop it’s guard as the body grows tired. Is it worth the waiting? Yes. A few times at night  the Lord comes to whisper to my heart of things much larger than I. So He gives me little things to do to test my obedience. I have failed many times and my heart cries out for another chance. There are so many people hoping in America and  around the world, that there is someone praying for them. When tired or weary, these  weigh upon me, and yet these are the very things that help me get up and keep praying. Can I lie down and trust that someone else is praying while I sleep at my post? I will not and cannot abandon my post, knowing it has been entrusted to me.

  Will you pray with me for just a little while? God can do so much, even if our prayers seem small. Remember, God can create great things out of our faintest prayers. Will you join me in whatever hour you choose? Our Lord is waiting. We don’t want to disappoint Him, do we? “Lord we are coming; abide with us and teach us to pray. You are so strong, so hold up our arms lest we faint in the midst of the battle. In Jesus name, I give you the praise for answering. Amen.”