We Are Going to Become an ArmyLISTEN/READ
I am believing with all my heart, in this last generation, that we are going to become an exceedingly great army of God on the earth. We’re not just going to sing about it, but we’re actually going to live it. We’re not just going to talk about it, we’re actually going to live it.
God’s Spirit is going to come upon us. God’s Spirit is going to lift us up and we’re going to start speaking about Him and standing up against darkness in a way that we never thought that any of us ever could.
The Bible says, “In the last days, I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh, your sons and daughters shall prophesy. Your young men shall see visions and your old men shall dream dreams. And on my menservants and my maidservants, I will pour out of My Spirit in those days. And they shall prophesy.” These are the days that God spoke about.
My brother, my sister, right now it’s time to pray.
Are You Lonesome Tonight?LISTEN/READ
Matthew 25:30 says these words: “And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
“Are You Lonesome Tonight?” was the final song that Elvis Presley sang before he died. It was a sad moment where he forgot the words and seemed to be laughing and muttering to himself. Taking one final moment to bask in the adoration he seemed to so desperately need, he headed off into eternity. He’d known the truth but chose the fleeting adoration of man over the reproach of Christ.
I don’t know his final moments, but if the outer darkness is his eternal home, a place with a total absence of all comfort, I can’t help but wonder—Elvis, are you lonesome tonight?
It’s time to pray.
It’s Time to Stand UpLISTEN/READ
It’s time to stand up in the power of God and allow Him to declare His own majesty, His glory, His grace, His power, and His victory through your life. Something needs to get into your spirit today that says, “Enough of being beaten by the winds of life and being cast down by the words of darkness.”
It’s not about how weak our life is, it’s about the Christ in us who raises men and women from the dead. God takes the weary, the weak, the nobodies of society, and raises us up to be a victorious army. This is what He’s always done throughout history. It’s not in our strength, but in our weakness that His strength becomes known. It’s time for the Church of Jesus Christ to rise up again.
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It’s time to pray.
God Used Moses at the End of HimselfLISTEN/READ
No one has the right to say to God, “You can’t use me for Your Kingdom. You used me once upon a time, but you can’t use me anymore.”
Let me remind you that God used Moses at the end of himself. When Moses was no longer strong, he no longer had access to an army. He didn’t have political influence any longer. He didn’t have a whole lot of money. He no longer had a sword in his hand. All he had was a stick. It was at that point that Moses became the mighty deliverer that God needed to bring His own people out of bondage.
You see, the Scripture cries out to the weak. It cries out to us and tells us that in God’s hands, the weak are made strong and we can truly do all things through Jesus Christ who strengthens us.
My brother and my sister, I challenge you to listen to these words today. It’s not in your strength that God is glorified. It’s in your weakness. It happens when you pray.
Those in Hell Would Give EverythingLISTEN/READ
The Gospel of Mark, chapter eight, beginning at verse 36: “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?”
I once conducted a funeral in the pauper section of a state cemetery. Indignity abounded from inches deep mud to a running backhoe with the keepers telling us to hurry up. On the top of the hill, in the distance, were headstones that testified to former lives of wealth, power, and even fame. I told the hurting family that day that most of those buried on the hill would give anything to be in this poor man’s place, who found Christ as his Savior and heaven as his home while serving time and dying in prison.
What would a man give in exchange for his soul? Those in hell today would give everything.
It’s time to pray.
Stop Putting Limits on GodLISTEN/READ
We don’t have the right to tell God what He can or cannot do through our lives. He didn’t leave His throne and invite us to sit here and ask us what He can do through our lives.
Paul, the apostle, said in 1 Corinthians, “You see your calling, not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble are called, but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise. And God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty, and base things of the world and things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not to bring to nothing the things thatare.”
I want to challenge you today to stop putting limits on God and start believing that He’s able to use you any way He chooses to use you for His glory. Remember He’s God, you’re not.
It’s time for you and me to pray.
Pray if You CanLISTEN/READ
Psalm 102, beginning at verse 7: “I lie awake, and I am like a sparrow alone on the housetop. My enemies reproach me all day long; Thosewho deride me swear an oath against me.”
I’m speaking to you today. You can’t sleep. You feel so alone. Voices tell you in your mind that they will take away even the shred of confidence that you have left. Your mind feels numb as you read this at the beginning of anothergreat day.
I don’t have a line that can change anything about the way you feel today, but I do have a promise for you. God is with you. He will not forsake you. He will not let your enemies overwhelm you.He is God, and you are His.
If you can today, pray.
Allow Me to Bring Glory to Your NameLISTEN/READ
Do you know what forward motion faith sounds like? It’s a cry that says, “Lord, I want my life to be healing oil for those who have no joy, no hope, and no future. Lord, I want you to use me as a key to unlock prison doors, to be a voice that conquers the voices of the enemy that are trying to push people into depression, drugs, and suicide. In the mighty name of Jesus, allow me to bring glory to your name.”
This is the cry that produces a forward motion in faith. This is the cry of the heart that says, “God, I trust you.” It’s time for your life and mine to have that forward motion. It’s time to pray.
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It’s time to pray.
God Doesn’t Agree With ThatLISTEN/READ
Judges 15:14: “When he came to Lehi, the Philistines came shouting against him. Then the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon him; and the ropes that were on his arms became like flax that is burned with fire, and his bonds broke loose from his hands.”
That’s what happens when the Spirit of God comes on you. No matter how much the devil has tried to tie you up or tie up your mind, when God’s Holy Spirit comes upon you, the bondages just become like wax in the fire. They melt in the presence of Almighty God.
In our generation, many have come to the conclusion that with the multitude of obstacles in front of them, their circumstances, or even how they view themselves, that they’re not usable for God’s Kingdom. Now, God doesn’t agree with that. He has a plan for you that’s bigger than anything you can ever imagine.
Please remember, it’s time to pray.
Now, It’s Your TurnLISTEN/READ
The gospel of Mark, chapter 11, in verse 24: “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”
Jesus spoke these words to people then and to those of us now who are willing to make Him Lord of our lives and follow Him. It’s assumed that we will ask for what we need to do the work that He has called us to do in His Name. For example, you and I will need more love and compassion than our own hearts are capable of, and we will need an ability to believe God beyond the limits of our own hearts and our own reasonings.
The best part of it all is that these words are true. I have lived and tasted the absolute truth of this promise. Now it’s your turn.
It’s time to pray.
The Word of God Has PowerLISTEN/READ
The Word of God has the power to give life, to set people free. It has the power to divide seas, to calm storms. His Word can raise the dead and create a universe. There is nothing that the Word of God can not do.
As followers of Jesus Christ and with the power of God, we choose to believe in His power. We choose to believe that in spite of our circumstances, and even if we are unfaithful, God remains faithful to us. The Word of God tells us that even if our own hearts condemn us, God is greater than our hearts, He cannot deny Himself. He promised to give us healing when we call out to Him. Wherever God is, there is life. The miraculous happens. Healing happens. Weaknesses turned into strength and confusion is brought into order.
My brother and my sister, today you can trust God, you can take Him at His Word. Remember, above and beyond all else, it’s now time to pray.
They Are New Every MorningLISTEN/READ
Lamentations, chapter 3, verses 22 to 24: “Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I hope in Him!’”
There are times in all of our lives when we feel overwhelmed by our own frailties and failings. It’s at these times where the mercy of God becomes so precious again in our sight. Rising every day and realizing how kind He has been to us, it becomes easier to extend that same favor to others around us who desperately need it.
Though not feeling as strong as we should be, we become tremendous ambassadors every day of the promises of God telling us what we will soon be. O, thank God for mercy, thank God for new promises every morning.
It’s time to pray.
Their Faith Had a Forward MotionLISTEN/READ
I want to encourage you to read Hebrews, chapter 11, today. It’s all about the weak, the afflicted, the nobodies, and the nothings of society that God wants raised up. It is through them that His Kingdom is advanced. Their faith had a forward motion, and that forward motion is literally fueled by the desire to bring glory to God.
I want to challenge you today to let your faith have the same forward motion. Not just to get you out of something, but to get you into where you need to go—that place of promise that is yours through Jesus Christ. Don’t stay stagnant. Move forward in faith.
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Remember, it’s time to pray.
If You Feel Like You Are NothingLISTEN/READ
1 Corinthians 1:27–28: “But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and things which are despised, God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are.”
Today, if you feel foolish, if you’re weak, if you feel like you’re the worst person or feel despised, if you even feel rejected and unloved by God, or if you feel like you’re nothing, then you are God’s battle plan for this generation. You are the next Moses, Aaron, Gideon, Esther, book-of-Acts-Christian in the upper room. You are God’s end-time battle plan to take people out of darkness and captivity and into the marvelous life of Jesus Christ.
It’s time to pray.
Memorial Day 2021LISTEN/READ
This Memorial Day, we remember that freedom is not free. We are free today because somebody paid a price for that freedom. As believers in Christ, we are free from the penalty and power of sin and the foreboding of spending an eternity without God because of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross for our sins.
In a similar way, many, many sons and daughters have fought on foreign fields, and they have defended, stood and protected the freedoms that we’ve come to know, cherish, love and, sad to say, maybe even taken for granted sometimes. But today, we don’t take it for granted. Today we stop to remember this incredible sacrifice of all of those who gave their lives and their blood so we can be free today—free to worship, free to speak, free to live, free to have hope, aspirations, and dreams. Thank you for what you did for us. On Memorial Day, we remember.
It’s time to pray.
Ask for It, He Is a Generous GodLISTEN/READ
If anyone ever had a reason to be anxious, it was the apostle Paul. Someone was always trying to kill him. He was shipwrecked, in jail, beaten, stoned, betrayed. However, Paul was the man God used to write, in Philippians 4:6–7, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
When you and I pray with thanksgiving, the end result is that we’re not anxious. We have a heart that really trusts in God, and we have a peace which passes all understanding. It’s not based on anything natural that we feel, know, or see; it’s actually based on a confidence in God. Where do we get this confidence? Just ask God for it, He’s a generous God.
It’s time to pray.
They Would Cry OutLISTEN/READ
John, chapter three, verses 16 and 17: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”
There are many people listening today who see God as someone who demands that we attend His house once a week and sets before us a list of rules by which we must abide. This view can and often leads to spiritual dullness and even discouragement. How different it would be if these same people had an open view of a love from God so eternal, so powerful that it would literally overwhelm them. I dare say, the rules would disappear and they would cry out as the apostle Paul once did, “Lord, what would you have me to do?”
It’s time to pray!
God Is Going to Raise Up an ArmyLISTEN/READ
God is going to raise up an army all over the world. An army who are submitting prayer requests. An army who feel unlovely and unworthy in many cases, but it’s in this unloveliness and unworthiness that God becomes everything. In those places of weakness, God raises us up out of the ashes and produces something of beauty for His namesake and for His glory.
Let’s pray that the Lord will help us to move forward in faith and that we may never be stagnant. May God always lead us to do something that brings glory to His name. It’s time to pray.
People are joining us from 211 countries all over the world every Tuesday night from 7:00 to 8:30 PM Eastern Time at itsitmetopray.org. We are believing together that in our weakness, God’s strength will be made known. Let’s pray together. Let’s believe for a shout of glory before Christ returns.
It’s time to pray.
True Faith Is Not StagnantLISTEN/READ
The book of James, chapter two, verse 26 says, “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” There’s an erroneous thought today that the accumulation of knowledge somehow, in this or any other generation, is faith. But true faith is not stagnant.
True faith starts moving forward. It moves to the place which God is desiring to accomplish through the life that actually belongs to Him. True faith moves into something that only God can do. That’s the point James is trying to make. Don’t say you have faith if you’re not willing to go into the work of God. If you are willing to be led by God into the places that only God can take you and do the things that only God can put in your heart to do, that is actually true faith.
It’s time for you and I to begin to move forward in faith. To do that, it’s time to pray.
History Shows UsLISTEN/READ
Psalm 106, beginning at verse 41: “And He gave them into the hand of the Gentiles, and those who hated them ruled over them. Their enemies also oppressed them and they were brought into subjection under their hand. Many times He delivered them; but they rebelled in their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity. Nevertheless, He regarded their affliction when He heard their cry.”
History reveals that the people of God are prone to repeating the same mistakes. We neglect to embrace and walk in the truth of God, and when we do so, we are diminished in strength and ultimately end up oppressed.
However, history also shows us something else as well: when we cry out that His power and mercy be revealed once again, God always answers His people.
My brother, my sister, remember, it’s time to pray.