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Prayer Can Transform Our Culture

No doubt true disciples of Jesus are becoming more and more a minority in this world.  Sin abounds.  Wickedness abounds.  The liberal churches are celebrating as our culture turns more and more to embracing wickedness.  The seeker church is going on without fear for they know that the world loves them.  The emergent church (while slowly dying) is hoping that the wickedness in our culture will feed their causes.

Meanwhile, the disciple of Jesus weeps and they pray.  And this is what will transform our culture.  As the church prays, the gospel will go forth.  Prayer will transform this sin infested, wicked culture and will bring the glory of God back to the Church.  The Church will rise up and preach as she prays.  Prayer is not for God to bless the work.  Prayer is the work.  Prayer will save the lost and the wicked as we pray for the lost to hear and be saved (1 Timothy 2:1-6).  Prayer will break the chains that the devil has wrapped around our world through his wicked schemes.  Prayer will open the heavens and we can see the Lord glorified again among His saints.

The last few days have brought me to my knees with a fresh desire to pray for the lost, for revival, for those trapped in sin, to pray against the enemy, to pray for the glory of God, to pray against the wicked plans of the governments and sinful people.  The Holy Spirit can pray through us for a world of sin (Romans 8:26-27).  I have no doubt that we are living in a Romans 1 society but the child of God should fall to their knees and cry out for the Lord to have mercy and save sinners.  Just as Abraham interceded for Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 18:22-33, so the child of God can pray for the wickedness in our culture.  God can save the lost and He can transform our society through His grace (Titus 2:11-12).  Where sin abounds, grace abounds all the more (Romans 5:20).

I urge you saints of God to do four things.  First, pray for our culture to be saved by the grace of God (Romans 10:1).  Secondly, get involved with evangelism through open air preaching, one-on-one witnessing, gospel tracts, etc.  Paul makes it clear in Romans 10:14-17 that people will not be saved apart from us preaching the gospel to the lost.  Third, read the book of Judges and see the hand of God involved with a wicked culture.  Even in the midst of darkness, God always has His people and His righteousness will never be defeated.  Jesus will win (Revelation 17:14; 19:11).  Lastly, read the book of Acts and see the power of the Spirit helping the minority disciples in the midst of pagan cultures to preach the gospel.  God’s grace enabled the early church to stand firm despite being heavily persecuted by the lost.  The Holy Spirit can help us when the wicked come to persecute us for our faith and our holiness (1 Peter 4:12-19).

May God be exalted in this wicked world.  May He save sinners by His grace (Ephesians 2:8-9).

Written by The Seeking Disciple

06/27/2013 at 9:44 AM

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