GOSPEL OUTREACH CHURCH

If My People......!!?? 11/13/16
If My People.....!!?? 11/13/16




2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV)
14  If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.  

AND NO, THIS IS NOT A POLITICAL POST!!!

As I sat, warmly, in my recliner this morning, I thought of this Scripture-

NOT in reference to the recent election.

My thoughts were focused on the opening Phrase:

" IF my people. Which are called by my Name,

SHALL HUMBLE THEMSELVES AND PRAY......................"

Of PRAYER, E. M. Bounds, in his mighty book, POWER THROUGH PRAYER, wrote:

" PRAYER is humbling work. It abases intellect and pride, crucifies vainglory, and signs our spiritual bankruptcy, and all these are hard for flesh and blood to bear.

IT IS EASIER NOT TO PRAY THAN TO BEAR THEM."

I have said many times that what we, God's people, "who ARE called by His Name," NEED is MORE PRAYER MEETINGS and less Church Services!!!

Indeed, "PRAYER IS HUMBLING WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Mr. Bounds went on to say:

" The little estimate we put on PRAYER is evident from the little time we give to it.

To men (and women) who think PRAYING their main business and devote time to it according to this high estimate of its importance, does God commit the keys of His Kingdom, and by them does He work His spiritual wonders in this world."

BELOVED, GOD DOES ANSWER PRAYER!!!!!

PERSONAL TESTIMONY!

Last New Years Eve, I did something I had ceased/NEGLECTED to do for YEARS!!

And Yes, I Hear/FEEL your pain and disappointment!!!

I, too, have "suffered" the seemingly Unanswered PRAYERS!!!

Last New Years Eve, December 31, 2015, I WROTE OUT MY "NEW YEAR PRAYER!"

I PRAYED SPECIFICALLY and NOT general PRAYERS-NOT "bless me" PRAYERS!

Of these SPECIFIC PRAYERS, only one remains to be ANSWERED completely!!

I PRAYED for an office, a studio in which to do my work and PRAYER of this ministry.

By God's Grace, I hope/PRAY the contractor I have HIRED will complete this by 12/31/16!

James 2:20 (KJV)
20  But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?  

Hebrews 11:6 (KJV)
6  But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

WE Must "SEE IT" before we obtain it!!!

The above words of wisdom I learned at the feet of Dr. David Yonggi Cho in his excellent book, "THE FOURTH DIMENSION."


I close today's message with a quote from me!!!

This quote is from a sermon I preached 10/12/16:

" This week I caught a bit of Joyce Meyer's message and something she preached has stuck with me.

She said, "WHEN YOU/YE PRAY, PRAY things so outlandishly HUGE that only God could possibly bring to pass!!!

PRAY not for small things and get ALL of your PRAYER ANSWERED!!

PRAY LARGE, IMPOSSIBLE PRAYERS and if God "only" answers in part, we get more than we expected!!!"

Now folks, that dog will hunt!!!!

I BELIEVE IN PRAYER-PRAYER FIRST AND PRAYER LAST!!

NOT using PRAYER as a LAST option, but a FIRST OPTION!!!!"

It is now 7 AM and as I leave you today, I GO TO MY PRAYER CLOSET!!

I FIRMLY BELIEVE:

James 1:22 (KJV)
22  But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.  

SMILE!!

TODAY, "be ye DOERS of the Word," and PRAY, PRAY, PRAY!!!

Did not God PROMISE to "HEAR FROM HEAVEN!!!!???"

2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV)
14  If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

GOD BLESS YOU!


PASTOR DOUG

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