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Powerful Prayer!

The God to whom the early believers come in prayer is the God of creation, the God of revelation, and the God of history.

Referring to the Bible, Acts 2, this is what the disciples and the early church did in their prayers. First of all, they acknowledged him to be the God of creation, there in verse 24: “You made the heaven and the earth.” In verse 25, as we saw this morning, he is the God who has made himself known, the God of  revelation “You spoke by the Holy Spirit through the mouth of your servant, our father David.” And in verse 28, referring to those who are antagonistic to the things of Christ, “They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen.” So, the God to whom they come in prayer is the God of creation, the God of revelation, and the God of history.  The God of creation: “You made.” The God of revelation: “You spoke.” The God of history: “You decided.”

Now, once they have framed an understanding of who God is, they are then in a position to come in supplication. That’s why it’s so very important. How would we know how great and wonderful God is to ask him things if we do not first understand the nature of God himself? And so their prayers begin in this way. It clarified their vision and it put them in their place, humbly.

Pray for our country to follow Christ, our family and friends to follow Christ, and our church to be a praying church! Amen.

This is an excerpt from a sermon from truth for life. Google that and listen to some great Bible teaching free! God’s riches blessings to you!  Pastor Penny Magee