Prayer in 2014

Written by Brother David Nolfi on Tuesday, January 07, 2014. Posted in Devotional

Prayer in 2014

What will be the New Year’s resolution?

The scriptures resound with the glorification of our Saviour and His great condescension to earth. More importantly, we praise God for His birth within our hearts. His promises are sure!

Each of us is fully convinced that we are part of The Church of Jesus Christ, fully convicted in our commitment to our covenant, yet perhaps recognizing that something more is needed. There is a crucial need for The Church of Jesus Christ to be revived. The anointing of God's Spirit is needed in every member in every Church to ignite the fires of revival. This Church is blessed with divine authority! Does the power of God accompany that authority enough so that souls are being harvested for God's Great Kingdom? Do we weep for the joy of God's Holy Presence in our worship? Do sinners tremble under the conviction of the Presence of The Spirit of God when they visit?

The threat of great wickedness came against the believers of Christ's coming in Nephi’s day (3 Nephi 1). Nephi seeing this great threat "cried mightily unto the Lord, all that day."

Must we face a threat of great wickedness against us to be moved to such a dedication in prayer? Nephi prayed "all that day." Are we using our most powerful tool, PRAYER? Are we determined to pray as Nephi prayed, until God answers? Have our blessings and our comforts overtaken us, making us complacent, indifferent, casual...?

Just as the Nephites became forgetful, as written in Helaman 12, and the Jaredites comfortable on the beach of Moriancumer for four years in Ether 2, should we wait for the chastisement of the Lord, or do we identify the need to be more committed in PRAYER that Almighty God would make bear His Arm? Nephi prayed "all that day." How necessary is it for us to be committed to a greater dedication in prayer in 2014?

We are all under the weight of the cross to be more prayerful. Shall this move me to a greater effort in PRAYER? Or, do I just write about it, read it and not take some action? All of us have great hopes and great expectation; notwithstanding, we must therefore be more committed to living righteously, to humble obedience, to prayer and fasting in 2014!

The simplicity of the task sits before each of us. It is part of our Cross for Christ. We must be more disciplined to righteousness, to obedience, to FERVENT PRAYER!

Love & Prayers,

B. David Nolfi

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Comments (3)

  • Sis Lydia Zaino

    Sis Lydia Zaino

    07 January 2014 at 13:59 |
    I believe you were truly inspired to write this. I felt such a wonderful spirit in reading this and also the love of God reminding us of what we truly have and what we need to do more of. May God Bless you.
    Sis Lydia Zaino

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  • Teri-Lyn Tunno

    Teri-Lyn Tunno

    07 January 2014 at 23:37 |
    I agree as well. Awesome blog! Many times I get upset with myself and so want to do better. May this year bring many blessings

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  • Steve Finnell

    Steve Finnell

    13 November 2014 at 19:51 |
    WHY DO MEN REJECT CHRISTIANITY? BY STEVE FINNELL

    Why do people not believe that Christianity comes from God? Why do many who are raised in the church leave the faith?
    Why do many reject the terms for pardon under the New Covenant?

    Some believe the reason men reject the truth of Jesus and the facts of Bible is that church leaders have not proved that the Bible is true. They contend that if only church leaders would use the historical works found outside of Scripture, then men would believe the truth of Christianity.

    WHAT IS THE TRUTH?

    Hebrews 11:1-3 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. 3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. (NKJV)

    Faith cannot be proven by studying extra-Biblical historical records about God, the Bible, and Christianity. Faith proven is not faith.

    Romans 1:16-17 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, the just shall live by faith." (NKJV)

    The gospel of Christ is the power to salvation. Extra-Biblical historical writings to not prove the gospel is true. You cannot prove faith.

    1 Corinthians 1:18-21 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.......21 it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. (NKJV)

    God saves men through preaching the gospel. God did not use extra-Biblical historical writings to prove that the gospel was true.

    Mark 16:15-16 And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 "He who believes and is baptized will be saved...(NKJV)

    Jesus did not tell the disciples to gather evidence outside of Scripture to prove that the gospel was true and then convince people of the gospel truth.

    Do people reject the truth of God, Christianity, and the Bible because church leaders fail to convince them by using the apologetics of extra-Biblical sources? No, they do not. You cannot prove faith nor force anyone to have faith.

    If men reject Jesus it is because they have not heard the gospel preached.

    If believers leave the church it could be because of lack of Biblical preaching. Not the lack of extra-Biblical evidence.

    If men reject Jesus, God, and the truth found in Scripture it could be because they are not honestly seeking God.

    THE TRUTH IS OFFENSIVE TO THOSE WHO DO HAVE FAITH IN JESUS.

    YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY BLOG. http://steve-finnell.blogspot.com

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