Dr. Brown Answers Your Questions (including, Does the Bible Call Us to Pray for the Lost?), and An Amazing Testimony from Paul Wilbur By lofradio Jul 9, 2010 / 14 Comments Tweet https://thelineoffire.org/shows/line_of_fire_07_09_10_hr1.mp3
Isaiah 59:16 He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no one to intercede; then his own arm brought him salvation, and his righteousness upheld him.
Gods wonders ! why there is no intercessor.
Here is a video to see Paul Wilbur in Dubai.
I don’t get it, how does someone get saved in Christianity? The answer is usually repent and believe, but then what? I heard the Gospel three years ago and I always fall back into sin, and it feels like a works-based salvation. Ephesians 2:8 says by grace through faith, but yet we’re still commanded to keep all kinds of rules that I can’t keep because it’s too hard to let go of my sins! What do I have to do (if I have to do anyhing)
? How is a Christian supposed to live?
The only way we can stay committed in our faith is to have a relationship daily with God which starts off in personal prayer. Prayer opens the door of relationship (2 way communication). As we deepen our prayer life, we deepen our relationship with Christ.
In our continual relationship, we will be more familiar on how to hear God. God communicates in different ways. First and foremost is Gods Word and all other is secondary. If God speaks, He will not contradict His Word. What I mean by secondary is He communicates to our mind, heart, dreams, visions, signs, audible voice, etc.
As we continue in our relationship with God through prayer and understanding His Word, He provides the grace in our lives to obey Him. Grace empowers us to obey. Without His grace, the Christian walk is impossible.
There are many books out there on being intimate with God but be sure the relationship starts on your knees and not just a head knowledge of things. Once you have that established, your love for God will increase. And because you love God, you will have a great desire obey Him. You will want to love what He loves and hate what He hates.
I personally recommend playing some worship music in the background. If you find yourself struggling to keep the prayer going, play your favorite worship music in the background which helps your heart to be engaged in prayer. This is a great tool to worship God and pray at the same time.
I was so happy to hear of Paul Wilbur’s experience with the Muslims in attendance!! How fortuitous that the Lord made that joyous opportunity happen! They have so been on my heart — how I would love to see these reached for Christ — His offer of freedom and true Love is just what they need to break those heavy shackles. Paul Wilbur’s music gives me goosebumps ~ the anointing is so real. Thank you for bringing us this wonderful news!
Have you been baptized into Holy Spirit yet?
Thank you for the advice, I don’t think I even have a prayer life, the only time I pray is the 3mins at night before I sleep… OK, I’ll pray for 30mins in the morning and at night, and make an effort to read Scripture everyday, and see what happens, not like testing something out but sincerely. I’ll also try to get a hold of some worship music also. I don’t know if you check the comments section for every program but I’ll post back in a week or two to see how things are doing.
You mean I have to be Baptized to receive the Spirit? Nevertheless, I’ve never been Baptized in water or recieved the “baptism of the Spirit.”
Both baptisms are a big help in your being able to resist sin. Water baptism is an answer of a good conscience to YHWH and is a statement that you are committed to never turn back. This public stand will help your resolve to do YHWH’s will.
1 Peter 3
21 The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:
22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.
Please note that this will also put the enemy of our faith on notice that you are for real in your decision to follow the Lamb wherever he leads. You may find that the temptations to sin are increased. Just be ready for it and stand strong. Messiah has defeated the enemy. We need to walk in His victory. When you do sin, confess it quickly. If you confess you will prosper and find mercy.
13 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
The baptism in the Holy Spirit gives us power to live a life of holiness. Without this it is like trying to do all the right things on our own power. With the Spirit baptism we can live a life of obedience and be powerful witnesses to YHWH’s work in our lives.
8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
The Baptism in the Spirit comes with the gift of tongues. This is an important gift as it builds you up in your faith. It is empowering. It is called praying in the Spirit. This kind of praying will always yield spiritual results.
14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.
15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.
20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life…
24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.
If you still feel condemned, realize that YHWH is greater than our feelings or conscience. Keep obeying His commandments and doing those things that are pleasing in His sight. He will answer your prayers. He has begun a good work in you and will complete it. Hold fast to your confidence as it has great reward. Stand steadfast and exercise all the patience you can muster. You will see results if you persist.
1 John 3
20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.
21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.
22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.
36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.
2 ¶ My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
Re 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
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Dangerous Bo & Ben KC,
Thank you for your help, I’ll keep all these things in mind.
Then Agrippa said to Paul, “Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?” Paul replied, “Short time or long—I pray God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these chains.”
It is clear from the scriptures that Paul desired the salvation of everyone, so I would think that would be the heart of all Christians.
I’ve never understood though how this works from a Calvinistic stance. Since God, from eternity past, predestined all men to either heaven or hell and that number is fixed, what is the Calvinist praying for? Are they asking God to change his mind?
Best you should edit the page subject title Dr. Brown Answers Your Questions (including, Does the Bible Call Us to Pray for the Lost?), and An Amazing Testimony from Paul Wilbur : Line of Fire to more catching for your subject you create. I enjoyed the the writing all the same.
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