A powerful man of God, OSWALD CHAMBERS wrote about “Vital Intercession.” As we go on in intercession we may find that our obedience to God is going to cost other people more than we thought. The danger then is to begin to intercede in sympathy with those whom God was gradually lifting to a totally different sphere in answer to our prayers. Whenever we step back from identification with God’s interest in others into sympathy with them, the vital connection with God has gone. We have put our sympathy, our consideration for them in the way, and this is a deliberate rebuke to God. Identification is the key to intercession, and whenever we stop being identified with God, it is by sympathy, not by sin. It is not likely that sin will interfere with our relationship to God, but sympathy will. Sympathy with ourselves or with others that makes us say -- “I will not allow that thing to happen.” Instantly we are out of vital connection with God. Intercession leaves you neither tine nor incline to pray for your own “sad sweet self.” The thought of yourself is not kept out, because it is not there to keep out; you are completely and entirely identified with God’s interests in others lives. Discernment is God’s call to intercession, never to fault finding.
HELLO MORENO VALLEY
“Where Dreams Soar”
The City of Perris cordially invites the public to attend their Perris Valley Chamber of Commerce mixer and a preview of the Perris Centennial Exhibition on October 6, 2011 beginning at 5:30 P.M. at Harrison Hall, Lake Perris Fairgrounds, 18700 Perris Drive, Perris. Please RSVP by September 30, 2011 to Silvia Arvizu at (951) 943–5003 or email sarvizu@cityofPerris.org.
Bishop Craig W. Johnson and the Cathedral Of Praise International Ministries invites the public to join the church family for WOW Wednesday. The date has changed to October 12, 2011 beginning at 7:00 P.M. The guest speaker will be 2nd Presiding Bishop, Neil C. Ellis of Full Gospel Fellowship, Nassau, Bahamas. The special musical guest is Pastor Walter Rogers & G.O.P. For more information contact (909) 874–8676. WOW Wednesday will be held at 1521 Riverside Avenue, Rialto.
Please save these dates: October 1, 2011 Cathedral of Praise International Ministries blood drive from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For more information call (909) 874–8676. The City of Moreno Valley’s 4th Annual Artober Fest will be held on October 22, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Moreno Valley Conference and Recreation Center, 14075 Frederick Street. This is a free event. Exhibitors, there is a fee of $25.00 for all exhibits. Go to www.moval.org or call (951) 413–3280.
My Bible teachers sent this to me many years ago, and I will share with you a part of it. More to come next week. “LOVE” If I had the gift of being able to speak in other languages without learning them, and could speak in every language there is in all of heaven and earth, but didn’t love others, I would only be making noise. If I had the gift of prophecy and knew all about what is going to happen in the future, knew everything about everything, but didn’t love others, what good would it do? Even if I had the gift of faith so that I could speak to a mountain and make it move, I would still be worth nothing at all without love.
I am sending a shout out to some beautiful ladies: Carol R. James, Alma Simmons, Lora Jackson and Debra Spencer of Cross Word Christian Church under the leadership of Bishop Lacy Sykes. Ladies keep on Praising His name.
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