“Who in the days of his flesh, offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto Him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared” Hebrews 5:7
William Booth of Salvation Army sent two ladies to a mission station in a remote part of England. After three years of labouring so hard, they had nothing to show for it. They had tried everything they knew to do but no one came to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
They eventually sent a letter to William Booth, saying that he should post them out of that part or they will resign from missionary work because they hadn’t seen any result for three years. Williams sent them back a telegram after receiving their letter with just four words,
“Have you tried tears?”
This is a question you should ask yourself, “Have I tried tears?” You may have very valid reasons why that result you have been so desirous of is yet to manifest but have you tried tears? “
The reason why people aren’t coming…”, “the reason I am not making a lot of sales…”, the reason why this or that is happening is not actually the reason. It is the strength of your spirit, the capacity of your spirit to draw the world in!
Well, the sisters did try tears and in six months, they broke the place open! There are many people who want to see the goodness of God in their lives and they think just that nice prayer will get it done. No, it won’t!
It is called the breaking of the outward man for the release of the Spirit. Something’s got to give way. Let the days of giving to the flesh and human strategies what should be done by the Spirit be over in your life. While putting in structure and administration into your projects is nice, they however should not take the place of birthing things by the Spirit of God. You bring in these strategies when God has given you the increase but they cannot birth the things of God.
So like our Lord Jesus, bring forth with strong crying and tears. Let your spirit take a hold of that city, that nation, that industry and conquer in it prayer; birth the life you want, the result you want, the salvation of souls with deep wailings, and before long, like the sisters from England, you will break gates open!
Thank You Dear Father, for I am a man broken for the birthing of your Glory by the Spirit. I receive from you divine instructions, strategies and leadings. I lay hold on cities and nations. I receive the remnants of Edom and the heathen for the expansion of thy Kingdom. In Jesus Name, Amen.
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
1 Chronicles 5:18-6:81