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Pastor Robert M. Celeste MCAC

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Thursday February 27th, 2003

As I read World Net Daily this morning, I came across the article below. Now it is seldom that I take articles that deal with Christ and His church seriously when they come fromWorld Net Daily. Not most reliable source to learn about Christianity or the Lord Jesus, the Christ, but a good news source.

But, as you read this article, I would ask you to give serious and prayerful thought to joining in.

"Worldwide prayer urged on 03-03-03


Christians asked to petition God about Iraq war at 3:33 p.m.

As war with Iraq seems to draw closer, Christians have been urged to join in a worldwide day of prayer, next Monday, reports the Charisma News Service.

As I read World Net Daily this morning, I came across this article. Now it is seldom that I take things dealing with Christ and His church seriously from World Net Daily, for the publisher is not only a Roman Catholic, but an Arab American as well.

But, as you read this article, I would ask you to give serious and prayerful thought to joining in.

"Worldwide prayer urged on 03-03-03


Christians asked to petition God about Iraq war at 3:33 p.m.

As war with Iraq seems to draw closer, Christians have been urged to join in a worldwide day of prayer, next Monday, reports the Charisma News Service

The appeal has gone out from the World Prayer Team network, based at the World Prayer Center in Colorado Springs, CO., which says that the date 03-03-03 seems to have some special significance. Churches and individual Christians are being asked to set aside at least three minutes to pray at precisely 3:33 p.m., local time.

WPT's office had been "flooded" with messages from Christians around the world who felt God was impressing on them the importance of prayer on March 3, and did not know others were saying the same thing, said President Ted Haggard. "Clearly, the Holy Spirit is speaking to His church, and He is calling His people to pray," said Haggard. "Many believe there is significance to this date because of its numerical sequence which reminds many Christians of the Trinity."

Haggard also said that Jeremiah 33:3 had been highlighted as "our call to action, 'Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know." The WPT appeal, being circulated widely by other prayer groups and movements, says that March 3 is also a significant date in the Muslim world, marking the eve of the Islamic New Year and the last day of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.

The day has also "gained widespread notoriety in New Age circles," with plans for a large "experiment into global consciousness," says WPT. March 3 sees the start of Gather the Women, a week long global initiative intended to "harness the power and wisdom of women for the benefit of all life."

The WPT alert says that "while all this is beneath the radars of the secular news media, it is clear to many Christian leaders that the world is on the brink of a spiritual battle of monumental proportions. The epicenter of this struggle is the Middle East -- a battle is going on for Jerusalem and Babylon (Iraq), biblical centers of spiritual light and darkness."

Participants are being asked to pray that:

"the armies of heaven will push back the powers of darkness in the Middle East."

Saddam Hussein will leave the country "before war is required to remove him from power."

if war cannot be avoided, "a spiritual shield will contain hostilities within the Iraqi borders, such that it doesn't spill over to the entire Islamic world."

"weapons of mass destruction, if they are deployed on any side of the battle, will be powerless."

Meanwhile, leaders of the World Evangelical Alliance have called for special prayer over the Iraq situation. They said in a statement that they believed that "war or violence is almost always the worst solution for resolving conflict." They added: "Insofar as it is possible, all paths to peace should be explored."

At the Presidential Prayer Team, which has recruited 1.4 million people to pray for President Bush and his administration, an Adopt-a-Troop prayer effort has been launched.

Participants are given one of 50,000 names of military servicemen or women given to the PPT so far, with details of the branch of the military they serve in, and the name of their spouse and children. They can also print out a certificate with the details that can be posted somewhere to remind them to pray regularly."

End of the World Net Daily article.

The word of God teaches us several things concerning prayer for others, let us look at just a few:

Jesus orders us to pray for our enemies:

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; (Matthew 5:44) What would the Lord have you pray for when dealing with your enemies? Their salvation, not their victory, but their salvation. Can any of you think of an easier way to end war than for all to be Saved? Can you think of any way in which Born Again Believers could battle Born Again Believers? No, for no Born Again Believer would do battle with another child of Christ. In direct dictation from God, Paul wrote these words:

Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. (Romans 8:26) Is Paul telling us that we should pray in tongues? Yes and no, what he is saying is that God has told him to tell us that we don't always know what we should pray for or how we should pray, and in those cases, to just go to the Lord, through the Holy Spirt that dwells within us, saying "Lord God knowest Thou not my innermost heart? Lord God in knowing my inner heart and what it is that I am praying for but am unable to articulate correctly, I beseech Thee that Thou would let the Holy Spirt speak for me."

And, in closing, we have Christian brothers and sisters, that are in this battle on the front lines, heed here the words of God as spoken through His servant the Apostle Paul: Pray without ceasing. (1Thessalonians 5:17)

The World Net Daily article asks you to set aside 3 minutes to pray on March 3rd at 3:33PM local time, God tells you to Pray without ceasing. (1Thessalonians 5:17)

Gentlemen, join with me on March 3rd at 3:33PM and pray for at least 3 minutes, but, you have brothers and sisters in real danger, not just the ones that are wearing the uniform of the USA, but also those who are Iraqi Christians, all are in danger, not of eternal death, but of immediate temporary death or injury. Pray without ceasing. For them. Pray for the salvation of our enemies and pray diligently for the salvation of our unsaved troops.

The other day we looked at James chapter five in the context of physical healing, today we will look at it from the prospective of Spiritual healing. And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he that have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (James 5:15&16)

Look at the unsaved, the enemy so to speak, as being spiritually ill, and read it again: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he that have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much

Look, The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. If you are Saved, and you pray diligently, those who are unsaved, will be touched by the Lord, if you pray for our Christian brothers and sisters in the Military and enslaved in Iraq, the Lord will hear you prayers, but you must not just pray three minutes one time, you must commit to praying as God has said through His servant Paul, Pray without ceasing!

If any of you have friend or kin on the front lines, here at home, in Korea, in the Iraq theater, the Afghanistan theater, Germany, France or anywhere else where they may be in harms way as part of their job or as members of the Militias, and would like us to pray for them in public or in private, email me and let me know, let me know as much as you can and let me know if I should pray for them privately or put them up for public prayer.

The Lord our God be with us all may He be with and bless ours on the front lines, may He continue to talk to the President and Attorney General and may we praise Him for the decision from the US Supreme Court yesterday.

Blessed is the name of the Lord our God, Messiah Yeshua, Christ Jesus, amen.

God blessed America when she feared Him, now it appears, she may face His wrath.

ACP

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