God cannot overlook sin.

“God may appear to be overlooking sin, especially when evil seems to triumph in our day. Rest assured that within the very core nature of God is His justice. He cannot by nature overlook sin. And He has appointed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness. You can be sure of that.” Jay Fowler 

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Salvation is an inside job.

Salvation is an inside job and we are dependent upon God to do an internal heart-changing work in those for whom we are burdened…What are some things we can pray for them?

We can pray for God to send conviction, that they will sense the urgency of their need. At Pentecost, Peter’s sermon was interrupted by his listeners, “Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, ‘Men and brethren, what shall we do?’” (Acts 2:37). Conviction is when God calls us to account and shows us our fault.

We can ask God to send enlightenment. Paul was commissioned by God to go to the Gentiles, “To open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me” (Acts 26:18).

We can pray that God would call and draw, attracting them to Christ. While we, in our natural condition, are turned off by God, He has a way of engineering circumstances that cause us to be drawn to Him. “He called you by our gospel, for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Thess. 2:14). Jesus said, “No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day” (John 6:44).

We can ask God to destroy mental strongholds, to remove the barriers between them and Christ. Being a lost person is hard work. God gives witness to Himself in powerful ways. And the person who doesn’t want to turn to Christ has to defend himself against the guilt and feelings of foolishness for rejecting Him. So they build defensive walls to keep those feelings out—and to keep God from “meddling” in their lives. Some of these wall are made of intellectual rationalizations, some of the memories of bad experiences at church or with people who professed to be Christians. Some walls are made with the bricks of procrastination. But all the walls are a hardened bunker to keep God away. Prayer, however, can penetrate these walls: “The weapons with which we fight are not human weapons, but are mighty for God in overthrowing strong fortresses. For we overthrow arrogant ‘reckonings,’ and every stronghold that towers high in defiance of the knowledge of God, and we carry off every thought as if into slavery—into subjection to Christ” (2 Cor. 10:4,5, Weymouth). By Derek Gentle

Jonah 2:7 “When my soul fainted within me, I remembered the Lord; And my prayer went up to You, Into Your holy temple.

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Neglecting your family devotions?

If Christian parents neglect to have daily family devotions and to take time to build a solid Christian foundation during their children’s impressionable years, they should not be mystified when the children turn from the things of God during their teenage years (see Psa. 78:4,5).

Joel 1:3 Tell your children about it, Let your children tell their children, And their children another generation.

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Us who labor for the King.

In the world’s incongruent attitude toward the Church, Christians are, on the one hand, considered to be a feeble folk engaged in a futile work. At the same time, non-Christians are often greatly threatened by the Church and will work hard to hamper its work, often through ridicule. No one likes to be mocked. But those of us who labor for the King give ourselves to prayer and have a mind to work. See Phil. 1:27,28 for encouragement to stand firm.

Nehemiah 4:1 But it so happened, when Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, that he was furious and very indignant, and mocked the Jews.2 And he spoke before his brethren and the army of Samaria, and said, “What are these feeble Jews doing? Will they fortify themselves? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they complete it in a day? Will they revive the stones from the heaps of rubbish— stones that are burned?”3 Now Tobiah the Ammonite was beside him, and he said, “Whatever they build, if even a fox goes up on it, he will break down their stone wall.”4 Hear, O our God, for we are despised; turn their reproach on their own heads, and give them as plunder to a land of captivity!5 Do not cover their iniquity, and do not let their sin be blotted out from before You; for they have provoked You to anger before the builders.6 So we built the wall, and the entire wall was joined together up to half its height, for the people had a mind to work.

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Lack of zeal?

If you lack zeal for the lost, it may be that you have never seen that your own sin makes you worthy of death and damnation. We have been justly hung over the valley of the shadow of death, with no hope outside of the mercy of God. This is why it is so beneficial to go through the Ten Commandments. Study their spiritual nature (see Matt. 5:1), and then plead with God for an understanding of what you look like to Him in light of that Law.

2 Kings 10:16 Then he said, “Come with me, and see my zeal for the Lord.” So they had him ride in his chariot.

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“May God wake up a slumbering church!”

“People talk about our being earnest and fanatical—about our being on fire. Would to God the church were on fire! This world would soon shake to its foundation. May God wake up a slumbering church! What we want you to do is not to shout ‘amen’ and clap your hands. The deepest and quietest waters very often run swiftest. We want you to go right to work; there will be a chance for you to shout by and by. Go and speak to your neighbor and tell him of Christ and heaven. You need not go far before you will find someone passing down to the darkness of eternal death. Haste to his rescue!” D. L. Moody 

Leviticus 6:13 A fire shall always be burning on the altar; it shall never go out.

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“A shadow of the things to come…”

“Allowing forty years to Moses, seventeen to Joshua, two hundred ninety-nine to the Judges, forty to Eli, forty to Samuel and Saul, forty to David, and four to Solomon before he began the work, we have just the sum of four hundred and eighty. So long it was before that holy house was built, which in less than four hundred and thirty years was burnt by Nebuchadnezzar. It was thus deferred, because Israel had by their sins, made themselves unworthy of this honor: and because God would show how little he values external pomp and splendor in his service. And God ordered it now, chiefly to be a shadow of good things to come.” John Wesley 

1 Kings 6:1 And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel had come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv, which is the second month, tthat he began to build the house of the Lord.

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