Praying Powerful Prayers For People In Need (Part 4)

Dear Visionary Leader:
I have heard people say, “The church is on its way out.” No, sir. Jesus called the church out. Jesus has sent the church out. And, soon He’s coming to take the church out. The grandest organization on the face of this earth is a Spirit-filled, New Testament, Bible-believing, Christ-honoring, soul-winning, worshipping, praising Church.
The Global Church is growing faster today than it ever has in human history. The Church is not “on its way out,” in the sense that the world likes to talk about it. The devil doesn’t like what’s happening. We are in the greatest spiritual struggle around the world. We see colossal forces colliding and this is not the time to be asleep.
Dr. James Dobson, Founder of Focus on the Family used to share this story: There was a missionary in a remote jungle. One day, the missionary opened the door of his hut and found a gigantic snake in it. I mean, like a boa constrictor or, a python. It was so large, this snake could swallow a pig whole.
The missionary went out to his car to get his revolver. When he checked his gun for bullets, he found only one bullet in the chamber. The missionary then went back inside the hut, carefully aimed for the head of the monstrous snake, pulled the trigger, and hit that snake in the head. Even though the snake was mortally wounded, he did not die right away. When he was shot in the head, he began to writhe and thrash, and his tail was going this way and that way. He literally tore up everything in the hut as he was dying.
Jesus, at Calvary, put that bullet right in Satan’s head. What we see right now are the dead throws of someone who has been mortally wounded by the cross of Jesus Christ. We are in a battle today. However, it’s not that we’re going to win; we have won! There is victory in the Lord Jesus Christ. And that old serpent can twist and writhe and do all that he wants to do, but I thank God that we have the victory in Christ Jesus!
In our series, Living Life From A Heavenly Edge, we have been learning how to pray powerfully for the needs of people. The Apostle Paul, while in the Mamertinum Prison in Rome, is on his knees praying for saints in Ephesus. He intercedes for five powerful prayer points to impact the Ephesian Church. We have been carefully going through these dynamic verses so we can be every effective in our prayers for our friends, colleagues, and family members.
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As we continue our series on “Praying Powerful Prayers For People In Need,” the Apostle Paul wants us to have:
Spiritual Perspective For Their Narrowness
In Ephesians 3: 18-19, we read “That they may be rooted and grounded in love and may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth and length and depth and height and to know the love of God which passeth knowledge.” 
What is Paul saying? He is teaching us not to be narrow. He mentions all saints, and he mentions love. We should pray that your children will love the people of God. Pray that they will love the Church. We should pray that we will be broad-minded enough to love the different streams of Christianity that make up the Church.
In life, God is going to bless some people we don’t think He ought to bless. There are people who are a part of different streams of Christianity, who do not walk and talk just like we do. Yet, they are a part of the Family of God. I want my children to have a current Christian world view.
Are you a world Christian?  Are you a Christian who loves the entire Body of Christ, or just your tribe?  Do you actually think that your tribe alone will finish the Great Commission and be the only ones going to be heaven?
Let me suggest a way you can become a world Christian. Please consider praying for all the saints and not just “your saints.” Consider praying:
  •  Monday for Mexico and the Caribbean
  •  Tuesday for Central America
  •  Wednesday for Africa
  •  Thursday for Europe
  •  Friday for the Middle East
  •  Saturday for the Far East
  •  Sunday for North America 
I want my family and friends to love the people of God. I want them to love all saints and to teach them to love all people.
Paul says, “with all saints what is the breadth.” I challenge you to imagine the dimensions of the cross. Look at the distance between the right and left hands of Jesus and think of the breadth of God’s love. Next, think about the length of God’s love when you look at His nail-pierced hands.
Then think about the depth of his love by looking down at his nail-pierced feet. Furthermore, be sure to look at the height of his love, by looking at his thorn-crowned brow. This is the full love of God! We should strive to love the people of God and have our respective families love them as well. We will never be motivated to fulfill the Great Commission together until we truly love all of the tribes of Christianity.
Until The Last Person Has Heard,

Dr. James. O. Davis
Global Church Network
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