THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD
Exactly 40 years and eight days ago, my wife and I were called to begin praying daily toward the next Great Awakening. At the end of the forty years, we had a sense of “well done” from God. A week later, Revival broke out at Asbury University, and began spreading out from there. We believe this will become the next Revival tide. We believe this is the beginning of the next Great Awakening. This experience reaffirms what we have sensed all along. The Sovereignty of God.
God has our country’s history in His hands. And yet His sovereign control of our destiny does not translate into passive acquiescence and inevitability. “Well, God’s gonna do what He’s gonna do.” “Que sera sera.”
He calls people to pray into His will for our nation, our cities and our families–and His world. That brings to mind those two places in Matthew 16 and Matthew 18, where it says, “Whatever you bind on earth will have been bound in heaven, whatever you loose on earth will have been loosed in heaven.” Many Christians think these verses give us blanket authority to speak whatever we want and, because we are Christians, God will do it for us. But that is not the way it works. Instead, God gives us authority to pray on earth what the King of kings is commanding from the heavenlies. It’s a wonderful plan, in which the High Priest gives us His will, and we pray it into being on earth, and then it happens on His timetable. We have seen this Kingdom pattern worked out once again, which we have seen many times before.
This video explains the biblical basis for this way of His: that God uses prayer to advance His kingdom. I hope you like it.
By the way, I am told that my next book, Glory Through Time, Vol. Two: The Forgotten Legacy of Transformational Revivals, will probably not be out until May. I am going to try to get copies in advance to sell locally at book-signing events. We’ll see. It seems like this book has taken longer to get “out there” than the last one.
The Clearing Where Eagles Fly
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