From Pastor Desk:
Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. Matthew 24:35 NKJV
Prayer is sometimes unnecessary. Oh, I can see eyebrows raised and looks of disbelief of what you just read. By unnecessary, I mean that promises of God that are written in the word of God are more certain than the sun coming up in the morning, because we don’t have a promise of another sunrise. But God’s words are certain, sometimes beyond comprehension. Back to my first sentence. Prayer may be necessary for you to align yourself with the full gist of understanding what God’s promises are, but God’s promises are just that, God’s promises. They will come to pass, whether you pray or not. His sovereign actions (God does not react) do not depend on your set of mind, purpose of heart, or how “in tune” your spirit is. Maybe it is good if we apply Matthew 24:35 to the Second Coming of Jesus; it is sure to happen. How about applying it to the judgment(s) that are coming; there is no escaping them. So many Scriptures could serve as examples of God’s promises.
Bottom-line principle is this: Scripture is of eternal value. It is not temporal, liable to pass away at a moment’s notice when trials beset us. The principles of Scripture stand with us through those trials and bring us out on the other side, stronger than we ever were before.
My message last Sunday was “Don’t Give Up!” So, DON’T! No matter what you are facing, or may already be in the middle of, God will uphold you with His word. Yes, it is that powerful! After all, it is the power of God unto salvation (1 Corinthians 1:18).