Monday, May 23, 2022, 12:14 pm

 

In the Bible, the book of Daniel narrates a case where King Nebuchadnezzar had a dream that troubled his mind such that he could not sleep. So, he summoned the magicians, enchanters, sorcerers, and astrologers to tell him what he had dreamt about and interpret the meaning of the dream for him.

But they couldn’t do it. 

As a result, King Nebuchadnezzar got so angry and furious that he ordered the execution of all the wise men of Babylon, including Daniel and His three friends, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.

Men were sent to look for Daniel and his friends to put them to death.

However, Daniel and his friends sought God’s mercy in prayer regarding getting revelation about the King’s dream, so that they might not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon and God revealed it to Daniel in a vision (See Daniel 2)

After telling the king the dream and its interpretation, the lives of Daniel, his friends and the wise men were saved. Daniel was promoted to a high position and his friends’ made administrators at his request.  

This instance is one of the many in the Bible that demonstrates the power of prayer.

Not only that, but the book of Daniel also narrates how Daniel fasted for 21 days regarding the nation of Israel, and God sent him an angel with a message that was an answer to his prayer. 

So, I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting, and in sackcloth and ashes (Daniel 9:3) 

Now I have come to explain to you what will happen to your people in the future, for the vision concerns a time yet to come (Daniel 10:14) 

John Knox: A Man of Fervent Prayer 

How Daniel prayed sounds like the case of John Knox, the famous Scottish reformation leader.   

John was born in Scotland about 1514 and lived through a time of reformation when it was dangerous to be a follower of Jesus Christ. 

Although he was a reformation leader, John Knox grew to be remembered as a man of effectual and fervent prayer.  

The most famous prayer quote about John Knox is,

“Give me Scotland, or I die,”

a zealous plea showing the intense desire he had for the conversion of the people of Scotland. 

Believing in the Power of Prayer

If ever a man believed in God’s word and therefore acted upon it, it was John Knox. 

John prayed with such passion, intensity, and commitment that God answered and used him to bring about church reformation and the transformation of the nation of Scotland. 

He would boldly approach the throne of grace like no other and lay his petitions to God, putting his faith in action. 

Let us, therefore, come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:16) 

His confidence in God was such that one of his mottos was, “one man with God is always in the majority.”

His beliefs and prayer life made a massive impact that there was a revival, and all of Scotland was awakened. 

So much so that the Queen of Scots feared whenever John Knox went on his knees to pray. She is alleged to have said once that “She would rather face the armies of England than the prayers of John Knox.” 

Prayer is an earnest and familiar talking with God – John Knox.  

We need not faint when it comes to prayer. We need not cease. We can believe in God and pray not only for the salvation of our households but for nations. 

Scotland never remained the same after John Knox. 

  • Men ought always to pray, and not to faint (Luke 18:1)
  • Pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17) 

John Knox remained prayerful even to death as he was much engaged in meditation and prayer.

What a life of commitment to God’s Word and prayer!

There’s a lot to learn from John Knox’s faith and prayer life. That ordinary men as we committed to Christ can shake and change nations for God.  His life easily reminds us of the scripture in Hebrews 11:32, 

And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson, and Jephthah, about David and Samuel and the prophets, who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies. Women received back their dead, raised to life again. 

 If you want to know more about God, you can talk to us. Contact us through a contact form on our website Westside Bible Chapel or through our Facebook Page


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Monday, May 23, 2022, 12:14 pm

 

In the Bible, the book of Daniel narrates a case where King Nebuchadnezzar had a dream that troubled his mind such that he could not sleep. So, he summoned the magicians, enchanters, sorcerers, and astrologers to tell him what he had dreamt about and interpret the meaning of the dream for him.

But they couldn’t do it. 

As a result, King Nebuchadnezzar got so angry and furious that he ordered the execution of all the wise men of Babylon, including Daniel and His three friends, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.

Men were sent to look for Daniel and his friends to put them to death.

However, Daniel and his friends sought God’s mercy in prayer regarding getting revelation about the King’s dream, so that they might not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon and God revealed it to Daniel in a vision (See Daniel 2)

After telling the king the dream and its interpretation, the lives of Daniel, his friends and the wise men were saved. Daniel was promoted to a high position and his friends’ made administrators at his request.  

This instance is one of the many in the Bible that demonstrates the power of prayer.

Not only that, but the book of Daniel also narrates how Daniel fasted for 21 days regarding the nation of Israel, and God sent him an angel with a message that was an answer to his prayer. 

So, I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting, and in sackcloth and ashes (Daniel 9:3) 

Now I have come to explain to you what will happen to your people in the future, for the vision concerns a time yet to come (Daniel 10:14) 

John Knox: A Man of Fervent Prayer 

How Daniel prayed sounds like the case of John Knox, the famous Scottish reformation leader.   

John was born in Scotland about 1514 and lived through a time of reformation when it was dangerous to be a follower of Jesus Christ. 

Although he was a reformation leader, John Knox grew to be remembered as a man of effectual and fervent prayer.  

The most famous prayer quote about John Knox is,

“Give me Scotland, or I die,”

a zealous plea showing the intense desire he had for the conversion of the people of Scotland. 

Believing in the Power of Prayer

If ever a man believed in God’s word and therefore acted upon it, it was John Knox. 

John prayed with such passion, intensity, and commitment that God answered and used him to bring about church reformation and the transformation of the nation of Scotland. 

He would boldly approach the throne of grace like no other and lay his petitions to God, putting his faith in action. 

Let us, therefore, come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:16) 

His confidence in God was such that one of his mottos was, “one man with God is always in the majority.”

His beliefs and prayer life made a massive impact that there was a revival, and all of Scotland was awakened. 

So much so that the Queen of Scots feared whenever John Knox went on his knees to pray. She is alleged to have said once that “She would rather face the armies of England than the prayers of John Knox.” 

Prayer is an earnest and familiar talking with God – John Knox.  

We need not faint when it comes to prayer. We need not cease. We can believe in God and pray not only for the salvation of our households but for nations. 

Scotland never remained the same after John Knox. 

  • Men ought always to pray, and not to faint (Luke 18:1)
  • Pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17) 

John Knox remained prayerful even to death as he was much engaged in meditation and prayer.

What a life of commitment to God’s Word and prayer!

There’s a lot to learn from John Knox’s faith and prayer life. That ordinary men as we committed to Christ can shake and change nations for God.  His life easily reminds us of the scripture in Hebrews 11:32, 

And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson, and Jephthah, about David and Samuel and the prophets, who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies. Women received back their dead, raised to life again. 

 If you want to know more about God, you can talk to us. Contact us through a contact form on our website Westside Bible Chapel or through our Facebook Page


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Monday, May 23, 2022, 12:14 pm

 

In the Bible, the book of Daniel narrates a case where King Nebuchadnezzar had a dream that troubled his mind such that he could not sleep. So, he summoned the magicians, enchanters, sorcerers, and astrologers to tell him what he had dreamt about and interpret the meaning of the dream for him.

But they couldn’t do it. 

As a result, King Nebuchadnezzar got so angry and furious that he ordered the execution of all the wise men of Babylon, including Daniel and His three friends, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.

Men were sent to look for Daniel and his friends to put them to death.

However, Daniel and his friends sought God’s mercy in prayer regarding getting revelation about the King’s dream, so that they might not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon and God revealed it to Daniel in a vision (See Daniel 2)

After telling the king the dream and its interpretation, the lives of Daniel, his friends and the wise men were saved. Daniel was promoted to a high position and his friends’ made administrators at his request.  

This instance is one of the many in the Bible that demonstrates the power of prayer.

Not only that, but the book of Daniel also narrates how Daniel fasted for 21 days regarding the nation of Israel, and God sent him an angel with a message that was an answer to his prayer. 

So, I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting, and in sackcloth and ashes (Daniel 9:3) 

Now I have come to explain to you what will happen to your people in the future, for the vision concerns a time yet to come (Daniel 10:14) 

John Knox: A Man of Fervent Prayer 

How Daniel prayed sounds like the case of John Knox, the famous Scottish reformation leader.   

John was born in Scotland about 1514 and lived through a time of reformation when it was dangerous to be a follower of Jesus Christ. 

Although he was a reformation leader, John Knox grew to be remembered as a man of effectual and fervent prayer.  

The most famous prayer quote about John Knox is,

“Give me Scotland, or I die,”

a zealous plea showing the intense desire he had for the conversion of the people of Scotland. 

Believing in the Power of Prayer

If ever a man believed in God’s word and therefore acted upon it, it was John Knox. 

John prayed with such passion, intensity, and commitment that God answered and used him to bring about church reformation and the transformation of the nation of Scotland. 

He would boldly approach the throne of grace like no other and lay his petitions to God, putting his faith in action. 

Let us, therefore, come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:16) 

His confidence in God was such that one of his mottos was, “one man with God is always in the majority.”

His beliefs and prayer life made a massive impact that there was a revival, and all of Scotland was awakened. 

So much so that the Queen of Scots feared whenever John Knox went on his knees to pray. She is alleged to have said once that “She would rather face the armies of England than the prayers of John Knox.” 

Prayer is an earnest and familiar talking with God – John Knox.  

We need not faint when it comes to prayer. We need not cease. We can believe in God and pray not only for the salvation of our households but for nations. 

Scotland never remained the same after John Knox. 

  • Men ought always to pray, and not to faint (Luke 18:1)
  • Pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17) 

John Knox remained prayerful even to death as he was much engaged in meditation and prayer.

What a life of commitment to God’s Word and prayer!

There’s a lot to learn from John Knox’s faith and prayer life. That ordinary men as we committed to Christ can shake and change nations for God.  His life easily reminds us of the scripture in Hebrews 11:32, 

And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson, and Jephthah, about David and Samuel and the prophets, who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies. Women received back their dead, raised to life again. 

 If you want to know more about God, you can talk to us. Contact us through a contact form on our website Westside Bible Chapel or through our Facebook Page


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