By Pastor Wayne Frater
Radium Christian Fellowship
With what has been going on over the last few years, one could, and many are, very, very depressed, many are discouraged. However, I am here to tell you that God is still on the throne. He will not be mocked.
Over and over in the Bible, God encourages us to stand strong. John 14:1, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.” John 14:6, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” And all through the next three chapters, Jesus encourages us to stand true to Him, trust Him, and Believe that things will work out to His glory through Him. And He brings it all together in John 16:33, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
God in His Word reassures us that He has it all in control; through Jesus, we can have peace. However, we have a part to play in what is going on, standing true to Jesus and praying, like never before, now is the time to pray. God is calling us, His people to prayer.
Last Sunday, we set some extra time aside for prayer, and looked at a few Bible verses about prayer.
The first part of Mark 11:17, “And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer?”
And in 1 Timothy 2:1-8, “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity. I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.”
Jeremiah 29:11-13, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”
The old hymn says: Oh, what peace we often forfeit
Oh, what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer.
God has chosen prayer as His channel of blessing. He offers us every kind of wisdom, grace, and strength because He knows exactly what we need. But the best way to tap into His blessings is to get before Him and actually pray with the prayer of faith. Prayer flows from our desire to be near God.
Radium Christian Fellowship was birthed in a prayer meeting over 25 years ago, we still believe strongly in the power of prayer and every Sunday, we set time aside to pray.
‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations’