Day: August 23, 2010

Prayer— Battle in “The Secret Place”

Oswald Chambers 90x115by Oswald Chambers

When you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly —Matthew 6:6

Jesus did not say, “Dream about your Father who is in the secret place,” but He said, “. . . pray to your Father who is in the secret place. . . .” Prayer is an effort of the will. After we have entered our secret place and shut the door, the most difficult thing to do is to pray. We cannot seem to get our minds into good working order, and the first thing we have to fight is wandering thoughts. The great battle in private prayer is overcoming this problem of our idle and wandering thinking. We have to learn to discipline our minds and concentrate on willful, deliberate prayer.

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Faith Alone?

by Rocco T

Faith SignI know the title and even things I am about to say will shock, upset and get certain individuals angry. So let’s tackle an issue that has been on my mind for awhile. There are some out there that believe and teach that all you have to do in order to be saved is to believe Jesus died for your sins and after you believe that, you can never lose your salvation. In other words, that person who just believed in Jesus can now go out and live his life in however sinful way he can imagine and he is still saved.

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