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When Christians don't pray and fast against evil corporately on a consistent basis - God will ultimately allow evil to intensify if that is what is needed to motivate the Citywide Church to wage spiritual war against encroaching evil. God called His house to be "a house of PRAYER" -- not JUST a house of preaching and teaching only.
There is power released from God when Christians put aside their minor doctrinal differences and meet together corporately to pray and fast against evil that is spreading like a fast-moving cancer.
Therefore, I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence, for this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved to come to the knowledge of the truth. - (1 Timothy 2:1-4)
WHAT IS CITYWIDE PRAYER?
CITYWIDE - CORPORATE PRAYER is born again Christians meeting together under the headship of our Lord Jesus Christ to praise, pray and fast -- to intercede on behalf of the Father's will as the Holy Spirit leads them, because born again Christians are God's representatives on Earth.
It is not intended to be the place where individual Christians eat up precious time asking for personal prayer requests.
It is not intended to be the place where Christians eat up precious time sharing about the personal trials they are experiencing.
It is not intended to be the place where Christians eat up precious time seeking out personal counseling.
It is not intended to be a bible study.
It is not intended to be the place to be taught in the Word of God through preaching or teaching.
Thus it is not intended to replace the function of the local church fellowship.
Its INTENT is to be a place where disciples of Jesus Christ corporately assemble at convenient times and locations to help advance His Kingdom in the lives of people around this planet simply through prayer and fasting as the Holy Spirit leads ... much like the 120 disciples of Jesus Christ did in the upper room shortly after Jesus Christ ascended up into the highest heaven after His resurrection from the dead.
A number of Christians have chosen the first Sunday of every month to be the designated date to start out with, starting in the early evening and making certain people have the liberty to leave whenever they want to. (For those who can't attend a group prayer gathering on that day at that time ... they can pray in the privacy of their home, or wherever it is convenient).
Pray to see if the Lord would want to use YOU to provide a location to start a CITYWIDE - CORPORATE prayer outreach in YOUR respective area. Wisely - personally invite trusted friends to start out with who you can trust. Be aware - the enemy will do everything in his power to hinder your core group of prayer warriors from gaining any sustained momentum.
SOME TRUTHS REGARDING PRAYER
Talking intimately and passionately with God is NOT something we have to do -- it's something we GET to do and have the highest privilege to do. If we feel driven to have to pray all the time, it is not the Holy Spirit doing our thinking for us, but rather, the devil's. Tuck this away ... Satan wants to rob Christians of their JOY regarding prayer (having intimate, meaningful conversation with God). Satan never stops working that strategy, because the greatest joy a Christian can experience in their relationship with God is to have the knowing that the Creator of life desires to commune with each of us individually as He desires to commune with anybody and/or everybody else.
Think about it moment. What purpose would God have to create you if He never desired to have intimate conversation with you? That makes no sense whatsoever. Would YOU create another life intending to never have intimate conversation with that individual? It is NOT God who wants you struggling with having intimate conversation with Him. It is the enemy of your soul. His name is Satan.
Holy Spirit energized prayer always makes things better between the person praying and God, when done with reverence, gratefulness and expectancy.
Holy Spirit energized prayer always makes us more sensitive to the voice of God when we purpose to pray unselfishly for others. Saying it a little differently ... unselfish prayer for others always equips us to be more filled with the Holy Spirit so we can walk more fully IN the Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit energized prayer changes things for the better and going prayerless allows things to inevitably get worse.
Holy Spirit energized prayer doesn't bring about everything we want, but it sure increases our odds of getting it.
Holy Spirit energized prayer doesn't change everything we would like changed, but it sure increases our odds that things will change.
Our heavenly Father wants to answer every one of our unselfish prayers, as long as those prayers doesnít go against the plan that He has ordained for those we are praying for.
If prayer didnít work, why would Satan assign warlocks and witches to spend so much time engaging in it? The same applies to fasting. If fasting didn't work, why do Satan's people engage in it? God's intention for us when we fast is to help make our spirit more passionate and sensitized to our master - whether for Satan if you're a Satanist (sadly) - but most importantly for the One who created and will judge our spirit: Father, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit.
[Tip: If praying has become difficult for you, you seriously need to engage in some persistent fasting (be wise about it however) to let God help you tap into the energizing power of His Holy Spirit. Trying to pray (or simply continuing to try to "dog in out" in prayer yet realizing there is no joy in doing so for you) without the energizing help of the Holy Spirit is like expecting your car to work fine by putting water in the gas tank instead of gasoline.]
Pray Without Ceasing - 1 Thess. 5:17: http://biblehub.com/1_thessalonians/5-17.htm
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, - Ephesians 6:18: http://biblehub.com/ephesians/6-18.htm
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