Monday, October 15, 2012

Pray As If Churches, by DianaDee Osborne

ALBUM:      Amazing Holy Spirit 'n' Church
Song location
Song Story:  THE  MUSIC
        This song that's sort of hip hop  started as music only, as an experiment.   First I created a bass line that I liked.  Then I added some drums, shifted the same bass line into other instrument tracks...kept layering on more and more sounds.
        Eventually with God's help I created some words.... and I have no idea except “God” as to where the words came from.  The ending cool hip hop sound was a new skill for me to create, too.
        Remember that I develop God's song giftings for *other* people to use some day!  I know that I'm not a great vocalist - but God provides sufficiency And I'm especially not great at hip hop!  May God provide you humor with it also! :)
Dedicated to God, Our Church's Only Salvation, 10 Dec 2010.

        ACTS 1: 8  contains Jesus's promises after He arose from the dead and appeared to over 500  people (see First Corinthians 15).  This was just before Jesus --quote-- was  “taken up, and  a cloud received Him out of their sight.”  
        Remember that it was GOD HIMSELF Who appeared to  the Israelites as a CLOUD through their wilderness travels... see Exodus 13:21,  14:19-24, Exodus 16:10, 19:9 and 16; and especially Exodus  40: 34.
      Now, for PRAY AS IF churches, consider Acts 1:8's promise from Jesus:
“You shall receive POWER 

when the Holy Spirit has come upon you-----
AND you shall be witnesses--- to the end of the earth.”
  (New KJV)

What if we churches prayed as if we  believe
people will DIE if we don't PRAY fervently?
What if we churches prayed as if we believe
Jesus -- Who warned that it is HIS power we need?

What if we churches prayed as if we believe
God's Word.  We NEED His power so we can reach
people to share God's Word a way they'll believe.
Acts 1:  Verse 8,   God says it's HIS power we need.

What if we churches prayed as if we believe
Ephesians 6's warning   Satan is REAL.

What if together we Prayed Ephesians 6,
for God's protections so that GOD's our focus?

What if each church body united in prayer?,
asking God's Acts 1:8 power so we can share
God's Word to hurting people --- WHO will God send--
If we, God's Church, be PROUD 

and will not depend on HIM? 

TAG  1
     • Do we trust God's Word?
     • Or believe in  US?
     • Do we pray for power  that comes just from God?

TAG  2
• Do we pray as if
• God's Ephesians Word
   truly means that
God must empower this church?
Must empower THIS Church!
.............  Do we   pray   As If  ?? ????????????

Ephesians 3: 14, 16-19
For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, ...that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what [is] the width and length and depth and height-- to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Ephesians 3: 20-21
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask   [ PRAY ]    or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him [be] glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

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