Sunday, March 11, 2007

A Call to Prayer!


It cannot be over emphasized, our need for prayer. We believe that regular prayer helps to release a continous flow of spiritual power. It sharpens our discernment and makes our spirits alert and sensitive to spiritual things. As such we also believe that as Christians, we all need to:
Jesus taught us to pray, "thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven" (Matthew 6:10). We believe therefore, that it is important to spent quality time in God's presence to find out His will. If you feel the need to pray right now, please feel free to join our "Prayer Room" by clicking here.


2 comments:

Kerry Dale Hancock Jr said...

SACRIFICE PART 2

With much loss come great gain. We make sacrifices for the benefits to come. While I was listening to the song "Highly Favored One" by Lindsy Morton I was able to see how much pain one must endure at times of sacrifice. I remember the thoughts I have had about Mary. How lucky I thought she was to be the mother of Jesus Christ. How blessed she was to be chosen from all woman. At times I felt a feeling like envy but there was one part I never really thought much about until recently especially listening to this beautiful song about the mother of Jesus Christ.

The bible clearly states how blessed Mary was to be chosen and she even had the angel Gabriel talk directly to her.

Luk 1:26

And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,

Luk 1:27
To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name [was] Mary.

Luk 1:28
And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, [thou that art] highly favoured, the Lord [is] with thee: blessed [art] thou among women.

Luk 1:29
And when she saw [him], she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.

Luk 1:30
And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.

Luk 1:31
And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.

Luk 1:32
He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:

Luk 1:33
And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

Luk 1:34
Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?

Luk 1:35
And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

Luk 1:36
And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.

Luk 1:37
For with God nothing shall be impossible.

Luk 1:38
And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

Many times we miss what was required of Mary to be such a Highly Favored One amongst all woman. This meant that Mary would have to give birth as a Virgin to the most perfect child to ever walk this earth. Imagine the bond and love that Mary had for Jesus Christ. She was the mother of God in flesh. After more than 30 years of loving her Son, her Teacher and her Saviour she had to bare something else that no other woman has ever felt or ever will. She watched her perfect Son that literally did nothing wrong get beaten, abused, tormented, hated, crucified and put to death by the world. There was great sacrifice for Mary to be the Highly Favored One among all woman.

If you are struggling with hard times at this moment or if you are bearing an unimaginable amount of pain. I pray that God will open your eyes to the rewards of sacrifice and know that it is during sacrifice we become closer to our Father and Lord Jesus Christ.

Glory to GOD,

Kerry Dale Hancock Jr
messenger in CHRIST

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