Sunday April 26, 2015 “A Storm that Reveals”

Matthew 7:24-27 “24 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.  26 “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”
Welcome to the Sunday night edition of We are the People when we pray in agreement concerning points of focused prayer between the hours of 6 and 9pm (all time zones) asking that partners invest a minimum of 15 minutes in intercession.
This week we have been praying using as a guide the parable of the wise and foolish builders.  Tonight we will conclude with the following 3 points of prayer.
Prayer Focus #1:  The difference in the two builders is not on the surface but in the foundations and where they are built.  Some say that Jesus is a great teacher, one who loves or a good philosopher.  Those definitions will not take a person safely through a storm.  Only what the Apostle Peter responded to Jesus when asked “who do people say that I am” will take us through safely.  Peter said, “You are the Christ the Son of the Living God.”  Pray that all believers in America realize that is “being in a good place” for protection in every storm.
Prayer Focus #2:  John Calvin said, “Sometimes a storm or crisis or calamity betrays what manner of persons we are for true piety is not fully distinguished from the counterfeit until it comes to trial.”  Pray that this revelation of obedience come in trials here on earth so the foundation can be corrected not on the day of the Judgement Seat of Christ.
Prayer Focus #3:  Verse 27 tells us “great will be the fall” of the house of the foolish builder.  If a man builds on bad ground with bad material the fall will be something that all will see.  Pray that when faulty foundations are exposed like doing good, giving, lip service, etc. and a home or other entity like a nation falls that it will serve as a warning not to follow that pathway to destruction but to find the foundation that cannot be destroyed – Jesus the Lord and that the material used to build be Bible truth accurately interpreted.

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