Friday, September 25, 2009

Persecution or a Great Awakening?

Paul Washer



Today, Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, an expected 50,000 or so Muslims are in Washington until 7 PM, praying to a false god. Obama ignored the National Day of Prayer while hosting a dinner for Muslims during Ramadan. The United States has murdered millions of babies, legalized gay marriage, gone after false gods, and turned against our Creator. And now, we are reaping what we have sown, and God's judgment is against this nation. We have sown to the wind, and we shall reap the whirlwind. If spiritual reformation, revival and nationwide repentance does not come to this country, and very quickly, we may very well experience losing our homes and our cars, and, as Christians, suffering real persecution: going to prison, and worse, because we are Christians. Many who claim to be Christians will forsake the Name of Christ, I think, and show their true colors. Times are going to get really hard, I suspect, and Christians need to be praying, and reading and studying our Bibles, like never before. We have turned our back on God as a nation, and now, it seems God may be using Islam as His judgment against this nation. Rifqa Bary's case is a barometer and example of this, and Christians should be praying for her as well. We need to be witnessing and evangelizing the lost, telling our neighbors, people at the store, people at the mall, people down the street, about Jesus. May the Lord embolden us and motivate us and encourage us to tell others about Jesus, and to have a burden for souls and a heart for the lost. May the Christians in this country, who have so long now been in apathy from material comforts and prosperity, wake up and realize this is not a game. May the Christians in this country follow Christ like they have never followed Him before, forsaking all for the sake of Christ. May the Christians in this country truly learn what it means to die to self and to die to the world, and to live only for Jesus. May the Christians in this country stop focusing on the Health and Wealth gospel, stop focusing on healing and speaking in tongues, etc., and start focusing on getting the gospel out to the lost. May the Christians in this country focus on the fact that Hell is an eternal incinerator where most of the people in this world will be thrown into, and may Christians be burdened to do all that they can to warn the lost about that place you would not want your worst enemy to go to. May we as Christians live only for Jesus, and not for this world, and begin to use every breathing moment to spread abroad the honor of Yahweh's Name, and use our lives for His sake, to bring honor and glory to His Name, rather than to our own names. In the holy and most high Name of Christ Jesus, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, God the Son, the Messiah, Who lives and reigns throughout eternity.

30 comments:

Jeff said...

"O brother, pray; in spite of Satan, pray; spend hours in prayer; rather neglect friends than not pray; rather fast, and lose breakfast, dinner, tea, and supper—and sleep too—than not pray. And we must not talk about prayer, we must pray in right earnest. The Lord is near. He comes softly while the virgin slumbers." — Andrew A. Bonar

Jeff said...

"Quit playing, start praying. Quit feasting, start fasting. Talk less with men, talk more with God. Listen less to men, listen to the words of God. Skip travel, start travail." — Leonard Ravenhill

Jeff said...

"The main lesson about prayer is just this: Do it! Do it! DO IT! You want to be taught to pray. My answer is: pray and never faint, and then you shall never fail." — John Laidlaw

Jeff said...

"Prayer—secret, fervent, believing prayer—lies at the root of all personal godliness." — Carey's Brotherhood, Serampore

Jeff said...

"None can believe how powerful prayer is, and what it is able to effect, but those who have learned it by experience. It is a great matter when in extreme need to take hold on prayer. I know, whenever I have prayed earnestly, that I have been amply heard, and have obtained more than I prayed for. God indeed sometimes delayed, but at last He came." — Martin Luther

Jeff said...

"You know the value of prayer: it is precious beyond all price. Never, never neglect it." — Sir Thomas Buxton

Jeff said...

"Prayer is the first thing, the second thing, the third thing necessary to a minister. Pray, then my dear brother; pray, pray, pray." — Edward Payson

Jeff said...

"It is not enough to begin to pray, nor to pray aright; nor is it enough to continue for a time to pray; but we must patiently, believingly, continue in prayer until we obtain an answer; and further we have not only to continue in prayer unto the end, but we have also to believe that God does hear us, and will answer our prayers. Most frequently we fail in not continuing in prayer until the blessing is obtained, and in not expecting the blessing." — George Müller

Jeff said...

"The devil is aware that one hour of close fellowship, hearty converse with God in prayer, is able to pull down what he hath been contriving and building many a year." — Flavel

Jeff said...

"Pray for 'all men.' We usually pray more for things than we do for men. Our prayers should be thrown across their pathway as they rush in their downward course to a lost eternity." — E. M. Bounds

Jeff said...

"There are two ways of praying. One asks and hopes; the other craves and waits until he has obtained. It is just this 'until' that characterises the latter. "One seeks God and finds Him; the other strives with God and triumphs. The first observes scruiously his daily devotions; the second stays on his knees hours a day, through the night. "The first fits in with the ordinary course of life; the second watches, fasts, cries, weeps, sweats blood.
"The first we have known since we learned to know the Lord; the second...'Lord, teach us to pray.'" — M. Monod

Jeff said...

"Satan's tactics seem to be as follows: He will first of all oppose our breaking through to the place of a real living faith, by all means in his power. He detests the prayer of faith, for it is an authoritative 'notice to quit.' We often have to strive and wrestle in prayer before we attain this quiet, restful faith. And until we break right through and join hands with God we have not attained to a real faith at all. However, once we attain to a real faith, all the forces of hell are impotent to annul it. The real battle begins when the prayer of faith has been offered." — J. O. Fraser

Jeff said...

"Where there is much prayer, there will be much of the Spirit; where there is much of the Spirit, there will be ever-increasing prayer." — Andrew Murray

Jeff said...

"As it is the business of tailors to make clothes, and the business of cobblers to mend shoes, so it is the business of Christians to pray!" — Martin Luther

Jeff said...

"In prayer, it is better to have heart without words, than words without heart. Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin entice a man to cease from prayer. The spirit of prayer is more precious than treasures of gold and silver. Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan." — John Bunyan

Jeff said...

"Intercessory prayer is exceedingly prevalent. What wonders it has wrought! The Word of God teems with its marvellous deeds. Believer, thou hast a mighty engine in thy hand, use it well, use it constantly, use it with faith, and thou shalt surely be a benefactor to thy brethren." — C. H. Spurgeon

Jeff said...

"More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of." — Lord Alfred Tennyson

Jeff said...

"Prayer is not a convenient device for imposing our will upon God, or bending his will to ours, but the prescribed way of subordinating our will to his." — John R. W. Stott

Jeff said...

"The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work, and prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but trembles when we pray." — Samuel Chadwick

Jeff said...

"Rich is the person who has a praying friend." — Janice Hughes

Jeff said...

"Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin, and desire nothing but God, and I care not a straw whether they be clergymen or laymen; such alone will shake the gates of hell and set up the kingdom of heaven on earth..." — John Wesley

Jeff said...

"Men are God's method. The church is looking for better methods; God is looking for better men. What the church needs today is not more machinery or better, not new organizations or more and novel methods, but men who the Holy Spirit can use—men of prayer, men mighty in prayer. The Holy Spirit does not come on machinery but on men. He does not anoint plans, but men—men of prayer." — E. M. Bounds

Jeff said...

"There is a general kind of praying which fails for lack of precision. It is as if a regiment of soldiers should all fire off their guns anywhere. Possibly somebody would be killed, but the majority of the enemy would be missed." — C. H. Spurgeon

thekingpin68 said...

And now, we are reaping what we have sown, and God's judgment is against this nation. We have sown to the wind, and we shall reap the whirlwind. If spiritual reformation, revival and nationwide repentance does not come to this country, and very quickly, we may very well experience losing our homes and our cars, and, as Christians, suffering real persecution: going to prison, and worse, because we are Christians.'

In general terms, I reason the West is against God.

This should lead toward divine judgment, in this life and the next.

satire and theology said...

'Christians be burdened to do all that they can to warn the lost about that place you would not want your worst enemy to go to.'

Yes.

satire and theology said...

It may take something several times worse than 911 for God to move many in the West toward revival/reformation.

Good news: satire and theology now appears in Google search if one types in 'satire a.' My blog comes up as the first three results under satire and theology, at least here anyway. thekingpin68 is not yet at that level...'loooza?'

thekingpin68 said...

Boo hoo hoo, God willing I will get there too!

Jeff said...

thekingpin68,


In general terms, I reason the West is against God.

This should lead toward divine judgment, in this life and the next.


Agreed.

Thanks, Russ.

Jeff said...

satire and theology,

It may take something several times worse than 911 for God to move many in the West toward revival/reformation.

A scary thought.

Good news: satire and theology now appears in Google search if one types in 'satire a.' My blog comes up as the first three results under satire and theology, at least here anyway.

Cool!

thekingpin68 is not yet at that level...'loooza?'

LOL!

Jeff said...

thekingpin68,

Boo hoo hoo, God willing I will get there too!

I think you will! Don't give up! Maybe you should write one or two really controversial articles to attract comments. And include often-searched words in the articles that you can use as search terms that will help your stats. Think 'Search Engine Optimization!'