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Back From Vacation (And Some Thoughts on That)

My family and I made it safe and sound back from Washington DC to God’s country, the South.  We had a good but taxing trip.  My 8-year-old was sick the first day we left.  This sickness spread first to my wife then to our 2-year-old then to our 6-year-old and finally to my mother-in-law who came with us.  I alone was not sick.  I guess I am truly anointed (according to Word-Faith theology that would be).  This sickness was horrible.  Fevers, sweating, stomach aches, throwing up, etc.  It was only a 24 hour bug but it sucked the life out of those it affected.  Needless to say, my plans got put on hold.  I had planned so much for Washington.  We wanted to do this and that but we did just a bit of what we wanted.  We ended up visiting the White House (overrated), the US Capital building, the Library of Congress (where we actually heard a lady singing praise to Jesus), three Smithsonian Museums, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memory along with the Vietnam Memorial.  We visited the Marines Museum right outside of DC heading home.  That was cool.

I myself was able to visit the Civil War battlefield at Manasses, Virginia and also Arlington National Cemetery.  I enjoyed both of those sites.

Overall it was a good vacation but again, taxing.  It was hard since 5 out of 6 of us were sick much of the week.  But God spared us and allowed us to still enjoy our time in DC.

My thoughts on DC as a whole are that it is crowded.  Over 5.5 million people call the DC area home.  That is more than the state I reside in.  My city boasts about 700,000 in the metro population but nothing near to DC.  DC was voted the most liberal city in the United States and the most liberal place to live and I can see why.  Left leaning politics was all over the place.  I saw very few churches.  I saw little to no evidence of Christianity in the city.  I did google and found a few brothers who go out street preaching in DC but overall, I saw that this city, like my own city, needs the gospel.  I prayed earnestly for DC to hear the gospel and for the Lord to save sinners for His glory (Ephesians 1:12).

I did get to visit a church last Sunday.  It was an Assemblies of God church.  It was a great scene in that it was very inter-racial.  The gospel, sadly, was not preached and the songs were focused way too much on us, myself, and I instead of the King.  However, I do pray that the church is preaching the gospel and that souls are being touched by the Spirit of God for the glory of the King.  DC needs the gospel and not more focus on flesh.

I ask you saints to pray for DC.  Pray for our leaders to be saved (1 Timothy 2:1-6).  Pray the churches in the DC area to hear, defend, and preach the true gospel (1 Corinthians 15:1-4).  Pray for many people to hear and be baptized as on the day of Pentecost when 3000 were baptized (Acts 2:38-39, 41).

Written by The Seeking Disciple

11/16/2012 at 10:56 PM

Note on the Blog

Just a note that I will be on vacation next week and the blog will see little action.  I do plan on taking my Macbook with me on vacation but I hope to spend time with my wife and boys and I hope to be in intercession (Matthew 7:7-11).  That said, if I do get a chance, I will post.

We are planning a trip to Washington DC where I hope my boys will learn much about our nation and also I hope to pray and cry out for this generation of souls.  How our nation (and our world) needs the gospel.  The hope for the world is Jesus Christ (Matthew 1:21).  I will be praying for the Lord to pour out His Spirit upon His Church, to awaken us to repentance and to cry out to the lost (Matthew 28:19).  I will be praying for the Word of God to go forth (Isaiah 55:10-11) and for it to bear much fruit (Luke 8:15).  Our God is faithful and He is ever loving and good.  I believe He is in control of all things and His purposes will come to pass.  I long to see His glory filling the Church so that Jesus is honored to the highest place.

I urge you to join with me in praying for a mighty revival.  We have many preachers of the Word, many who claim to be evangelists but we need the prophets of God who will stand up to this generation and preach the Word of God with power and authority.  Where are the John the Baptists who will proclaim the wrath to come (Matthew 3:7-10)?  Where are the John Hyde’s who will intercede?  Where are the E.M. Bounds or the Jonathan Edwards?  Where are the Martin Luther’s who fear no one but God alone (Psalm 27:1)?  Where are the William Booth’s who will cry out for the fire of God to fall on us again?  Where are the Leonard Ravenhill’s who will warn us of our laziness or our slumber while the world goes to hell?  Where are the David Wilkerson’s who call us to forsake sin and love Christ (1 John 2:3-6)?  Where are the Amy Carmichael’s who call us to the cross alone for our salvation (Ephesians 1:7)?  Where are the sanctified saints of God who have the fire of God burning in their hearts (Romans 12:11)?

Oh saints of God, cry out!

Written by The Seeking Disciple

11/08/2012 at 10:18 AM

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