In the history of the church two great truths stand out. 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.
When the Spirit is given in answer to prayer, it stimulates more prayer to prepare for a fuller revelation and communication of His power and grace. If prayer was the power by which the early Church flourished and triumphed, is it not the one need of the Church today?
Perhaps these should be considered axioms in our ministries:
1. Heaven is still as full of stores of spiritual blessings as it was then.
2. God still delights to give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him.
3. Our life and work are still as dependent on the direct impartation of divine power as they were in biblical times.
4. Prayer is still the appointed means for drawing down these heavenly blessings in power on ourselves and those around us.
5. God still seeks for men and women who will, with all their other work of ministering, specially give themselves to persevering prayer.
Have a great week and thanks for partnering with me in prayer…