Our prayer motivator verse from the Word of God today is Matthew 26:41 which reads: “Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Allow me to share with you some important insights regarding this verse from Matthew Henry’s Commentary:
He gave them good counsel; Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation. There was an hour of temptation drawing on, and very near; the troubles of Christ were temptations to his followers to disbelieve and distrust him, to deny and desert him, and renounce all relation to him. There was danger of their entering into the temptation, as into a snare or trap; of their entering into a parley with it, or a good opinion of it, of their being influenced by it, and inclining to comply with it; which is the first step toward being overcome by it.
We will discuss this verse further in the next broadcast.
My personal encouragement to you today is this: Here are three more benefits that I have personally received from prayer to God, and that I know you can receive as well. (1) Prayer to God can cause your ministry to flourish beyond your wildest imaginations. (2) Prayer to God will help you to be a better witness for the Lord. And (3) Prayer to God will help you have good relationships with other people.
Our prayer motivator quote today is from Charles G. Finney. He said: “When I speak of moving God, I do not mean that God’s mind is changed by prayer, or that His disposition or character is changed. But prayer produces such a change in us as renders it consistent for God to do as it would not be consistent for Him to do otherwise.”
Our prayer motivator devotional today is part 11 of our series titled “MIRACLES TODAY CONTINUED” from Dr. John R. Rice.
The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ is “the same yesterday and today, and for ever.” The Lord Himself said, “I am the Lord, I change not.” All God’s promises about limitless answers to prayer that would involve the cursing of trees, the moving of mountains, or literally “WHAT THINGS SOEVER ye desire” ot”if ye shall ask ANY THING in my name,” show that miracles will last as long as God’s promises are true, whenever people are given faith to trust Him for miracles.
But this is not just a matter of theory; it is a matter of actual historical fact. In countless instances since the Bible was written, God has worked miracles; and these miracles have been witnessed by the best men and women of the centuries, who give their witness that they know God still answers prayer, even miraculously.
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