Touching Heaven for Others
1. THE CONSECRATION OF ABRAHAM REMINDS US OF THE REQUIREMENT TO TOUCHING HEAVEN
A) What is Implied about Abraham
B) What Is Illustrated in Abraham
2. THE CONDITION OF SODOM REMINDS US OF THE REASON FOR TOUCHING HEAVEN
A) Morally Corrupt
B) Divinely Condemned
3. THE COMPASSION OF GOD REMINDS US OF THE RESULT OF TOUCHING HEAVEN
A) Persistent Prayer
B) Persuasive Prayer
One of the most moving places I have ever been was the George Mueller Museum in Bristol, England. It was not until I saw the pictures of his orphanages and the children for which he cared (up to 2,000 at one time) and saw the actual buildings he built (now part of the City of Bristol College) that I really appreciated all that he accomplished by prayer and by prayer alone. It was his policy to never let his needs be known to man, but only to God in prayer. Early in his ministry, George Mueller had joyfully dedicated his "whole life to the object of exemplifying how much may be accomplished by prayer and faith." During his life and ministry he received over £1,500,000, which at present day prices this would be well over £75,000,000 or approximately $129 million dollars.
From his life there are many examples of answered prayer. I think of how on one occasion it was time for breakfast and there was no food and no money to buy food. A small girl whose father was a friend of Mueller's was visiting in the home. Mueller took her by the hand and said, "Come and see what our Father will do." In the dining room, long tables were set with empty plates and empty mugs. Mueller prayed, "Dear Father, we thank Thee for what Thou art going to give us to eat." Immediately, they heard a knock at the door. When they opened it, there stood the local baker. "Mr. Mueller," he said, "I couldn't sleep last night. Somehow I felt you had no bread for breakfast, so I got up at 2:00 o'clock and baked fresh bread. Here it is."
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