Unopened doors (Luke 11; I Corinthians 12; Job 25-26)

“And I tell you, ask and it will be given unto you; seek and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you,” Luke 11:9

It seems there are many unopened doors in our path these days.  The church, in America, seems to be standing at the doors of society without finding a way to open the door.  Here are two examples:

1. We are losing the fight for the unborn.  Recently David Platt released a book entitled, “Counter Culture.”  I believe it is his best work yet.  In the book he wrote, “God will judge the church for her silence on the most deadly enemy of children the world has ever known.”  Question, “Why is the door of help unopened?”

2.  We are losing the fight for the family.  All almost every state in the Union has ratified same-sexual marriage.  Question, “Why has the door of God’s view of marriage closed?”

Think it through:

Could it possible be that the church has ceased to pray about their work in the world?

I truly believe effective prayer lead’s to open doors.

Consider Luke 11:1-13

The Disciples are watching Jesus pray.  Their watching turning into a desire, “They want to know how to pray.”  Jesus offers them a model for their prayer life.  In the moment the question arises, “Will they pray?”

Follow the path:

  • The world understand persistence.
  • The world understands the privileges associated with being a child of the Father.

However it seems that the church fails to understand how much greater is our connection to our heavenly Father.

  • God wants His church to be persistent in prayer.
  • God will provide the best answers to the prayers we pray.

Did the Disciples pray?  Our answer comes as we read the book of Acts.  As they were praying in the Upper Room (Acts 2) the Holy Spirit came and empowered them for the work God had called them to do.  The doors for the Gospel began to open (Ephesians 6:18-20).

Our response:

Let us become persistent in our prayer life.

Let us pray in the Spirit knowing that God will open doors for the gospel.

One Response to “Unopened doors (Luke 11; I Corinthians 12; Job 25-26)”

  1. Askew, David B CIV USARMY FCOE (US) Says:

    Went to a local revival service last night in Fletcher, OK and the message was from the book of Nehemiah. Before during and after the build of the wall Nehemiah was in prayer and great things happened. The congregation last night (or maybe just me) was introduced to a new acronym for our persistence in prayer; PUSH! Pray Until Something Happens! I was convicted at that moment for not being as persistence in prayer as I should be.

    Mr. David B. Askew
    Adjutant General’s Corps (Retired
    580-442-0037 (Office)
    912-492-0108 (Cellular)

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