Wednesday, August 13, 2008

A Prophetic Word from Texas

The following is an excerpt of an e-mail I got from a friend the other day.

"when the Son of Man comes,will he find faith on earth?" I think Jesus poses that question because it will be indicative of the times in which His second coming actually happens. Lord, please let us be found with faith. I feel like the Lord is calling us to a deeper commitment and deeper fellowship with Himself. And that is producing a desperate desire to see Him do something - that only He can do. It seems every great revival was preceded by those who were hungering and thirsting for God's power to visit them.
I'm also learning that you just can't expect to show up with a few bible verses and start proclaiming truths and expect the powers of darkness to vanish away. I've recently been contemplating that statement of Christ, when told by one who desired healing for his child, that "this kind goeth not out, but by prayer and fasting". It's interesting that the Sovereign of the universe places the shaking of kingdoms (speaking of the kingdom of darkness) at the feet of His own people. In other words, without prayer and without fasting "this kind" is not coming out.

There will be no advancement from darkness to light without the spiritual energy of God people being exerted upon and against the forces that are holding sinners hostage. Call me Arminian, call it works salvation, call it whatever, but the implication seems rather clear to me.

1 comment:

Craig Heinrich said...

It is neither Arminian nor a demonstration of "works salvation" to exhort God's "called out" to "work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure." By grace we are saved through faith. So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. James 2:17-18 But someone will say, "You have faith and I have works." Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.