Abiding in Him

Sunday April 11, 2010

Pastor Dale, encouraging the church body to not despise small beginnings, tells about the Armada as a subsidiary of the CWI ministry. Using John 15:5 and 7 and I John 5:14 and 15 he teaches on having confidence when we pray because we know God’s will, so He hears us. He answers because He hears us. We can pray confidently because we abide in the Word. Fruit is the by-product of abiding. Ps. 66:18 tells us that God doesn’t hear us if we have iniquity in our hearts. Andrew Murray said that it’s easier to not have your prayers answered than it is to allow God to change you into a person who can pray prayers that get answers. If you don’t know it is the will of God (for healing, etc.), then you can’t pray with confidence. Don’t let the lack of results to break down your confidence. Be like Jesus. Run the race to win (I Cor. 9:24). (Experiences shared: Ron Bruce in the Ukraine with a grandmother and her granddaughter; Richard Roberts receiving university with huge debt; Pastor Dale with asthma and youth pastor’s wife with migraine headaches; Pastor Dale’s grandfather having 3 strokes and going to heaven.)

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