Saturday, 16 January 2010

HAITI - When you see a need - Interceed (Prayerfully & Practically)

From the book of James in the Bible, chapter 5 verses 13 to 18


James 5:13-18 (Amplified Bible)

13Is anyone among you afflicted (ill-treated, suffering evil)? He should pray. Is anyone glad at heart? He should sing praise [to God].
    14Is anyone among you sick? He should call in the church elders (the spiritual guides). And they should pray over him, anointing him with oil in the Lord's name.
    15And the prayer [that is] of faith will save him who is sick, and the Lord will restore him; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
    16Confess to one another therefore your faults (your slips, your false steps, your offenses, your sins) and pray [also] for one another, that you may be healed and restored [to a spiritual tone of mind and heart]. The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working].
    17Elijah was a human being with a nature such as we have [with feelings, affections, and a constitution like ours]; and he prayed earnestly for it not to rain, and no rain fell on the earth for three years and six months. [I Kings 17:1.]
    18And [then] he prayed again and the heavens supplied rain and the land produced its crops [as usual]. [I Kings 18:42-45.]


Prayer to God which is other known as simply speaking to God, still brings about change.


Let's all keep the people of Haiti in our prayers - Despite many news reporters taking the opportunity to blame God I will remind you all of another truth of God (See verse 17).


James 1:12-18 (Amplified Bible)


12Blessed (happy, [a]to be envied) is the man who is patient under trial and stands up under temptation, for when he has stood the test and been approved, he will receive [the victor's] crown of life which God has promised to those who love Him.
    13Let no one say when he is tempted, I am tempted from God; for God is incapable of being tempted by [what is] evil and He Himself tempts no one.
    14But every person is tempted when he is drawn away, enticed and baited by his own evil desire (lust, passions).
    15Then the evil desire, when it has conceived, gives birth to sin, and sin, when it is fully matured, brings forth death.
    16Do not be misled, my beloved brethren.
    17Every good gift and every perfect ([b]free, large, full) gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of all [that gives] light, in [the shining of] Whom there can be no variation [rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [as in an eclipse].
    18And it was of His own [free] will that He gave us birth [as sons] by [His] Word of Truth, so that we should be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures [a sample of what He created to be consecrated to Himself].













The Lord of miracles is still saving lives and His tears can
be heard from heaven, by those who have ears to hear.
'Pray the Lord of the harvest will continue to keep those
who are still trapped and pray for the relief workers'





God bless you all


Love Brother Don
1 Thessalonians 5:21 (New Living Translation)
21 but test everything that is said. Hold on to what is good.




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