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Series: Perfecting Prayer's Power
Terry J. Hallock
June 27, 1999
"If my people, who are called by my name will humble themselves, and pray, and turn from their wicked ways, and seek my face; then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Then will my eyes be opened and ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place" (2nd Chronicles 7:14-15)
"Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear." (Jeremiah 33:3)
"Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up." (Luke 18:1)
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." (Mathew 7:7)
"Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone of you happy? Let him sing songs of praise. Is anyone sick? Let him call for the elders of the church to pray for him and anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. The prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well. If he has sinned he will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to one another and pray for each, so that you may healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective" (James 5:13-16)
"Pray continually." (1st Thessalonians 5:19)
Those verses are only a few examples of the one subject Jesus taught and the Bible addresses more than any other -- PRAYER.
God's answer to our need is His Anointed One, Jesus Christ. "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor" (Luke 4:18-19). Faith and new birth bring us into a relationship with God's Anointed One and His anointing. But prayer is the umbilical cord through which the power of His sin-forgiving, death-defeating, bondage breaking, yoke destroying anointing flows into our lives ...
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