Prayer Email archive:
(03/16/2000) The inner witness
|hello prayer warriors,
1. prayer note: the inner witness
We were covering recently how God communicates with
i. fresh manna (thru the bible),
ii. thru his servants
iii. a still small voice
iv. dreams and visions
v. thru signs and circumstances
this is the last in this series:
vi. the inner witness
What is this inner witness?
[Philippians 4:7] And the peace of God, which
transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts
and your minds in Christ Jesus.
The JFB commentary: "shall guard"; shall keep as a
well-garrisoned stronghold [Isaiah 26:1,3]. The same
Greek verb is used in [1 Peter 1:5]. There shall be
peace secure within, whatever outward troubles may
This is the inner witness, the peace of God that acts
like a traffic light when we need to make decisions in
our lives. It is the inner peace or joy in your spirit
when you are doing something in line with what God
wants in your life (green light: go). Or
alternatively, it is the lack of peace or the uneasy
feeling you have in your spirit when you are doing
something against God's will (red light: stop). Do you
remember times in your past when you experienced the
yellow light (not sure what to do next)? It usually
means wait and pray some more. Or don't plunge in,
this is not the right timing.
How do we tune in to this inner witness? Well, I think
one of the clues is the verse immediately before.
[Philippians 4:6] Do not be anxious about anything,
but in everything, by prayer and petition, with
thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
We pray and lift up the situation or the problem to
God and present it to Him, and the peace of God will
guard us. The inner witness is not an emotional
feeling but something deep within our spirit.
We all have it. It is the simplest way in which God
guides us. We just need to be sensitive to the inner
witness and always bring our situations to Him in
prayer. Come before God with a hearing heart.
2. Prayer update
i. update on little jack -- 1111
Hi there, little Jack looks like he might have
meningitis, and today some time the are going to do a
lumber tap, ie, take fluid from the spine, very
dangerous for a little fellow his size,. they are
trying to determine what type it is, whether it is
bacterial or viral.
A good point to pass on, he is putting on weight,
birth weight of 750 pms, now 1050 grams.
ii. update on susie -- alon
alon has just emailed me an update on her mom, susie.
her mom is steadily improving. She is gaining a few
pounds and just looks better. She thanks us for our
3. continue to pray for:
i. salvation for lost loved ones -- i love jesus
My sister is a Christian, but she has strayed away
from God. I don't think she is completely back-sliden,
but she needs prayer for strength and courage to get
her back in church again. My brother, sister-in-law,
and brother-in-law also need to be saved.
4. number of prayer warriors: 88
we welcome ceyx, jeannab23, ready4raptureru, godisall,
0214, jrmotorsports, genav617, maricon_fries and
lucille into our prayer group.
|Thursday, March 16, 2000 1:49:40 PM waihun|