This month the Prayer Center was led by the Holy Spirit to pray for the river running through our city. Ezekiel was given a vision of a river coming out from under the door of the Temple, Ezekiel 47. We know this vision is figurative so we knew prayer for our river was is also to be interpreted figuratively.
The river of God comes from the Temple, a place of holiness. Therefore to go to the source of the river, God’s people must also be holy. Rees Howells prayers were never answered until after he overcame a sin. Over the last four months the Prayer Center has spent many hours in penitent prayer, asking God’s forgiveness and repenting of sin in our lives.
We have gone to a new level of godliness. We have climbed higher up God’s holy mountain and are now ready to bring life and health to the city.
We drove north of the city then made our way up the hill to the source of the river. We spent time worshiping and praying for God’s love to flow down the river into the city.
Our crime rate has come down, the Red Light District has closed and people are becoming more caring but there is still a lot more to do. My greatest concern is social stability because of injustice and the economy. Injustice is rampant, corruption still exists, the economy is uncertain and there is still a lot to do before the Red Light District, a portal of evil, is cleaned up. We will never be perfect but our city still has many areas needing change before we reach our goal.
The goal for our city is revival. Unfortunately, there is no word our country will become a Christian nation, but we have had revival before and we believe it will happen again. Previously, revival was only in a few places but if we have revival in “The Royal City”, the nation will have revival. Really the challenges are enormous but our God is able, as long we are faithful to fulfill our part.
As we were praying for God’s love to flow through our city we sensed a break through in the spirit. We believe our city will become more just and caring over the years. It was encouraging to have another break through for the city. Back in the Prayer Center, the leader Sis D said, “No matter how many promises we get they will come to nothing if we do not repent!” We see Israel had all the promises in the world but they did not fulfill their part. The outcome is obvious.
God has promised to pour out his love on the city then revival will come. His love will come through the Church but if we disobey, the outcome will be the same as it was for Israel. It is going to be hard for us to love the bosses and girls from the Red Light District but we are willing. We know God is with us and will help us to love them just as he does.
Has God spoken to you? Have you obeyed? Obey quickly and you will also see God moving in your situation.
Love Tim & Faith