Sunday June 7, 2015 “Salty Saints”

Matthew 5:13 “13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.”
What did Jesus mean when He said these words?  Salt was used in His time as a condiment, an antiseptic, a weed killer, a fire catalyst and a preservative.
Good evening and welcome to the Sunday night edition of “We are the People”.  It is asked you would pray in agreement tonight concerning the three prayer focus points below for a minimum of 15 minutes.  WATP believes that prayer is a key ingredient to national revival and prayers of agreement move mountains and the hand of God.  Thank you for joining us and we encourage you to ask others to join us Sunday evenings from 6-9pm (all time zones) or daily on the wearethepeople.me site.
Prayer Focus #1:  Job 6:6 reads, “Can flavorless food be eaten without salt?  Or is there any taste in the white of an egg?”  Verse 7 “My soul refuses to touch them; they are as loathsome food to me.”
The Bible says “taste and see that the Lord is good.”  When people who do not know the Lord encounter us in life is what they experience good?  Bland foods are only good for a person (if a person has a medical issue.)  Believers are to give a taste of what the Lord is like through words, attitudes and actions.  Let us pray tonight that believers in America allow the Holy Spirit to work in their lives so as to bring to this world things that create a taste for more of God in the lives of people who are not yet Christians.  This is done through the word of God and yielding to the Holy Spirit daily.
Prayer Focus #2:  In Eastern Galilee there was a town by the name of Taricheae which means “saltings”.  There was a salted fish industry in that town.  Jesus may be comparing a disciple with the salt that preserved the fish keeping it from decay.
Let us pray tonight that believers in America see themselves as those who preserve being the “salt of the earth”.  This is a high and attainable calling for every believer.  Intercede for every believer to actively fight spiritual decay in this land by bringing truth into every conversation and every situation through involvement in community and church life.
Prayer Focus #3:  Salt was used as a fire catalyst in outdoor ovens.  To enhance the flame and heat of the ovens dried dung was used as a fuel.  The bottom of the kiln was lined with flat plates of salt while the dung was sprinkled with salt.  Salt accelerated and improved the burning.
If we who are believers in America truly desire to see the Lord return soon, (we say “come quickly, Lord Jesus”), we must be the salt of the earth, the accelerant.  We can hasten the Lord’s return.
Psalm 13:6 “The words of the Lord are pure words, like silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.”  The Apostle Paul referred to believers as “living epistles” or letters read by every man.  When our understanding of God’s word is purified through the trial of our faith we can help others understand the power of the word living in a believer’s life thus inspiring others to become involved in turning our nation back to God.
Pray tonight that God’s people who are made of accelerant (salt) use their excitement about kingdom expansion to the ends of the earth to motivate others, to pray for, send and go to people who need to hear the message of Christ that will turn our nation back to God and unify the church in purpose and resolve to complete the task.  Every city must hear of Jesus’ love.  Let’s turn up the heat starting with America now!
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