finish your fast, your prayers and then return to your old ways

A lady in our group sent me this quote yesterday (very sobering): William Booth – “In answer to your inquiry, I consider that the chief dangers that confront the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration, politics without God, and heaven without hell.”


Tozer’s devotion this morning offers me little today:  ‘Have you noticed how much praying for revival has been going on of late (no doubt, this was in the 1950″s)- and how little revival has resulted?  I believe our problem is that we have been trying to substitute praying for obeying, and it simply will not work!  . . . .The pastor calls his people to pray (as we saw in January,2012 with all the prayer movements and emphasis).  the tide of feeling runs high and it looks for a while as if the revival might be on the way. But it fails to arrive and the zeal for prayer begins to flag.  Soon the church is back where it was before and a numb discouragement settles over everyone.”  

I said it before all the 21 day prayer guide efforts and calls for prayer were initiated.  You cannot come to the end of January, finish your fast, your prayers and then return to your old ways.  Something has to happen that takes us deeper.  We have to stay resolved, no matter the costs.  Are we willing to pay the price?  And the answer demonstrated by the church is, ‘NO’.  

Where does this leave us?  One person told me that I am ‘consistent in beating the drum of prayer’.  And I will continue.  I will continue to stay on my knees.  These things do not push me away from prevailing prayer, nor lose hope.  They push me closer and more urgent to having an answer.  Grab hold of the horns of the altar and will not let go until He comes.  Are you resolved today?  Are you faithful?  Are you obeying?


“I will pour water on them that are thirsting”  Lord, we are parched and in desperate need of Thee.


pastor dan biser