A spirit of pessimism has entered the church, anchored deep within the hearts and minds of Christian soldiers. Instead of asking for things in Jesus name as the gospels suggest, the thought of failure cripples the power of God in their life. Expecting defeat, lame prayer lives abound, void of any change, miracle or victory.
Thus, the devil has taken a foothold of prayer lives, Ephesians 4:27, given over to him by individuals who have lost hope. Its no wonder that churches are in the state they are, empty by low attendance, filled with gossip or slander and corrupted by false teachings of the world. Its time as Asaph urged many years ago to awaken God’s might, Psalm 80:2.
Another Pentecost is obtainable if saints are willing to follow the blue print left behind by the apostles, Acts 2:42-47. We must put aside our petty disagreements, coming together in a concert of prayer, united as one body in Christ, 1 Corinthians 12:12. Once this point is reached, prayers like Acts 4:29, accompanied by immediate answers in Acts 4:31 will awaken God’s might, drawing others into the house of God.
by Jay Mankus