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Cape Cod Sacred Assembly preparation, Day 13
 

 "If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves, and
pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will
hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land" 2 Chron
7:14

Day 13 - Prayer for Revival!

The Lord is far from the wicked but He hears the prayers of the
righteous. (Proverbs 15:29)

Prayer for revival is a special kind of prayer. Elijah demonstrated
this kind of prayer and James refers to it as "the prayer offered in
faith" (Jas 5:15), and "the prayer of a righteous man" (5:16). The
earnest man prays this prayer when he asks for rain after a 3 ½ year
drought. Prayer for revival is persistent; Elijah prayed again and
again until "the heavens gave rain and the earth produced its
crops" (James 5:17-18).
Elijah could pray right because he was right with God and living
righteously. No one can live wrong and pray right! David said, "If I
regard sin in my heart, the Lord will not hear me" (Ps 66:18).

Isaiah 59:1-2 says it this way: "Surely the arm of the Lord is not
short that it cannot save, nor His ear dull that He cannot hear, but
your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have
hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear." A righteous
person honestly faces his or her sin issues, confesses them openly,
and receives the forgiveness and cleansing of Christ.

Prayer Points:
· Jesus cleanse me from my sin so that my prayers are heard in
heaven!
· Jesus, would you teach me and prepare me to live as a vessel of
revival and healing?

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These devotionals are written by Rhonda Hughey. Here is a quote from
her book "Desperate for His Presence", published by Bethany House
Publishers:

"The pursuit of God's Presence is not a means to an end. It is the
end! What we are talking about is not a formula for how to be more
effective in ministry. It is the core of our existence and the
purpose
of our life. We exist to know Him, to worship Him, and to reflect His
beauty to the world around us!
God is waiting and longing for us to experience an awareness of His
Presence. Knowing His Presence in theory but not in experience is not
biblical faith. It is religion only. We have the privilege as
believers to know and experience the tangible Presence of God.
In "The Pursuit of God", A.W.Tozer makes a contrast between being in
the Presence of God positionally and experiencing His Presence
actually. He goes on to say that, as a result of settling for the
positional Presence of God only, contentment takes the place of
burning hearts and fervent zeal for the Lord. 'The church then settles
for only an intellectual knowledge of God and remains unconcerned
about the absence of personal experience' "


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