Summary: If we want to go beyond the norm into the realm of the supernatural we must PRAY the price.
“Praying The Price For The Supernatural”
20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
21 A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.
Leonard Ravenhill penned these words in his book “Revival Praying”
“Every church without a prayer meeting condemns us, every Bible daily unopened condemns us, every lost neighbor condemns us, every lost heathen condemns us, every dry eye among us condemns us, every wasted minute of our time condemns us, every unclaimed opportunity for God condemns us…
Next year is not ours. Tomorrow may be too late. Unless we repent now, unless we return and fire the prayer altars now, unless we fast and weep now, woe unto us at judgement!”
I am hungry for the supernatural!
I am more than ready to see God move in this hour in ways that we have never dreamed possible.
I want to see miracles take place in this building.
I want to see hundreds come to the Lord in this building!
I am like MLK, I too have a dream!
I believe that the Bible has something to say about end-time dreams.
Joe 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
It is not only God’s Word that we dream, It is also His Will!
But before the dream can become reality…
And before the thought come into being…
A PRICE MUST BE PAID!
The supernatural only comes when the price is paid!
Churches all across our county are missing the presence, and power of the very one they claim to know.
Jesus is absent in too many churches today!
And there is good reason…
Many churches have forgotten how to pay the price!
The Supernatural is not welcomed in many denominations…
And, if I can be honest with you, it is not welcomed in many Pentecostal churches!
Why would someone not want to be a part of church that sought after the face of God?
Why would individuals be satisfied with little or no prayer in their lives?
Why would a church-goer be satisfied with just a knowledge of the Word but yet no Holy Ghost activity in their life?
Why would individuals look holy, and even come to church regularly, but never tap into the supernatural?
Many years ago there was a young man in India who while sitting during a lecture noticed an electric light in the room. This young man was so intrigued by this light that he asked if he could borrow the bulb, and the teacher obliged.
Days later the young man returned downcast for the bulb was useless, he said. So the teacher went to the young mans room and found the problem.
The innocent young man had taken the bulb and tied it with a piece of string to the ceiling of the room. He did not realize that he needed an electrical current to light the bulb.
How many people today in churches all across our city have a string with a light bulb attached to the ceiling?
Without the proper connection, THERE IS NO POWER!
Love is an attribute of God. And anyone can experience the love of God!
The Grace of God is extended to everyone… it doesn’t cost us a thing.
God’s Mercy free to all!
And when it comes to salvation Jesus Christ paid a price at Calvary!
But, the experiencing the Supernatural Presence of God IS NOT FREE!
IT COST SOMETHING!
GOD’S POWER ONLY COMES WHEN THE PRICE IS PRAYED!
Over 30 years ago a Christian leader from India by the name of Bakht Singh wrote these words in an article…
“The churches in India have a great burden for America just now… and are praying that God will visit your country with revival… You feel sorry for us in India because of our poverty in material things. We who know the Lord in India feel sorry for you in America because of your spiritual poverty. We pray that God will give you gold tried in the fire which He had promised to those who know the power of His resurrection…
In our churches we spend five or six hours in prayer and worship, and frequently our people wait on the Lord in prayer all night; but in America after you have been in church for one hour, you begin to look at your watches.