Ephesians 3:16-21 “That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love to Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world with end. Amen.”
Jeremiah 33:3 “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”
An individual shared the following testimony during the Prayer Revival of 1857:
“I came from India, and I landed but yesterday. I have come all the way from that far distant land to see for myself what the Lord is doing in America. I am an Englishman by birth, but my home is in India. We have heard of the glorious outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon your Churches, and we have rejoiced at it with exceeding joy. We believe as you believe, that we stand in the first breaking light of a most eventful day – an era of greater displays of Divine grace in the salvation of sinners than the world has ever seen. We need faith that is equal to the times. We need confidence to ask great things of God, and we shall get great things. Ask little things, and we shall get little things. But ask mighty showers of grace, and they will be poured out like a flood upon us.”
This Christian came all the way from India to New York City to see the miracle of God for himself; a miracle that had been activated by prayer. He saw the desperate need for a miraculous moving of the Spirit of God that demanded faith that was equal to the times. He also provided a critical reminder to all of us on the importance of a confidence to ask great things of God and to avoid small faith that merely yields small results. He yearned for mighty showers of grace that would be poured out like a flood upon them.
We desperately need a miraculous moving of the Spirit of God that demands faith equal to the times. Today in America, we need confidence to ask great things of God because we yearn for great results while avoiding small faith that yields small results. We need mighty showers of grace that would pour out like a flood upon us.
PLEASE PRAY FOR FAITH AMONG AMERICAN CHRISTIANS THAT IS EQUAL TO THE TIMES! Oh that we would hear people say once again: “I have come all the way from that far distant land to see for myself what the Lord is doing in America.”
ADMIN: The testimony above comes from the Talbot Chambers book “The New York City Noon Prayer Meeting: A Simple Gathering That Changed The World”.