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Will you abandon your desires to Serve the Lord?

Gerhard Thersteegen (Part I)

I recently was blessed by learning about Gerhard Tersteegen (1697-1769) from the account in They Knew Their God, Vol. 2. Many aspects in the life of this Godly man stood out to me, and I want to share them with you with the hope that you too can be blessed by the testimony of his life.

I was struck by how Tersteegen abandoned his secular pursuit at such a young age in order to serve the Lord. His choice to abandon the pursuit of trade opportunities that would have been a means of stable provision in an unstable world shows his desire for the Lord, particularly given his upbringing among many siblings who did prioritize worldly success, shunning him as he sought God’s ministry instead. I am reminded of our father Abraham who left his family behind to follow God’s call (and more so God Himself).

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What is Prayer?

Defining Prayer

It can be assumed that since you have visited this website, you know something of the importance of prayer in the life of the believer. And perhaps you have come to the conclusion, as we have, that what  America truly needs is a revival and not merely a change in government. It is axiomatic to assert that revival comes in answer to believing, persistent prayer. Since  prayer is essential to any truly successful endeavor, a proper place to begin, we believe,  is to define prayer.

 

True Prayer is Costly

Sometimes it is easier to understand a thing by dealing in contrasts.  So perhaps it is fitting at the outset to state what prayer is not. "Prayer", as EM Bounds so aptly describes, "is not a little habit pinned  on to us

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America Needs a Revival

Revival for America

It is a privilege to take time out of our busy schedules to pray. None of us would take time to pray if we did not believe that through prayer God changes things. Election after election we have put our hope in people believing they can bring about the changes we have so desired. But time and time again we have been disappointed in man.

At this time in history no man can save us...even if the Republicans take over the Senate, or a righteous man takes the White House in 2016, that is not enough to save America. They cannot save America because they are not capable of changing the hearts of the people.

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Why Pray?

Why Pray?

Some have said that America is lost, that there is no more hope. That there is no reason to pray. Is that true?

The United States of America was founded on Judeo Christian principles and has been considered a Christian nation for centuries.  Recently the President of the United States said we are no longer a Christian nation. Many were appalled when he said that. But the fact is we are now a back slidden nation.  God has blessed our nation throughout its history and His favor has always been upon us until recently. We turned our back on Him and now He has turned His face from us.

 

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