King's Business - 1920-03



room in thé early dawn a voice was heard weeping and pleading for souls. All through the day, the shut door and the hush that prevailed made you feel like walking softly, for a soul was wrestling with God. To this home, hungry souls would flock, drawn by some irresistible power. In the morning hours some would call and say: “ X have gone by your home , so many times and have longed to come in. Will you tell me how X can be saved?” Or from some distant place another would call saying: “ I heard you would tell us here how we might find heart-rest.” Ah, the mystery was unlocked. In the secret chamber lost souls were pleaded for and claimed. The Holy Ghost knew just where they .were and sent them along. Mark this: If all who read these lines would thus lay hold on God, with the .holy violence and un­ conquerable persistence of faith-filled prayer, a good many things would give way, against which we have been beat­ ing with our puny human wisdom and power in vain. The prayer power has never been tried to its full capacity in any church. If we want to see mighty wonders of Divine grace and power wrought in the place of weakness, fail­ ure and disappointment, let the whole Church answer God’s standing chal­ lenge: “ Call unto me, and I will an­ swer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not” (Jer. 33:3). 7. Prayer’s World-Wide Supreme Objective. Says D. M. Panton: “ Pentecost was a partial, but not an exhaustive, nor even the main, fulfill­ ment of Joel. The downpour has come, yet it is still to come......... It is certain that we are rapidly approaching this world-wide downpour of the Spirit; for the very judgments which we see around warn us of the revival dated to

prayers for the unsaved must be an­ swered. “ First, I have had no shadow of doubt in praying for their salvation, knowing as I do that it is the Lord’s will they should be saved, for He would ‘have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth’ (1 Tim. 2 :4), ‘And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He heareth us’ (1 John 5:14). “ The second reason is, I have never pleaded for their salvation in my own name, but in the all-worthy name of my precious Lord Jesus (John 14:14), that is, on the ground of His merit and worthiness, and on that alone. “ The third reason is, I have always believed in the ability and willingness of God to answer my prayers. (Mark 11:24.) “ The fourth reason is, that I have not allowed myself in known sin, for ‘if I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.’ (Psalm 66:18.) “The fifth reason is, that I have con­ tinued in believing prayer for over fifty-two years, and shall so continue until the answer is given. Luke 18:7: ‘Shall not God avenge His own elect, which cry day and night unto Him?’ ” Whenever the Lord showed George Muller that it was His will he should pray, he continued in prayer until the answer came. 6. Prayer’s Holy Ghost Effectualness. (By J. Hudson Taylor.) A young man had been called to the foreign field. He had not been in the habit of preaching, but he knew one thing, how to prevail with God; and going ones day to a friend he said: “ I don’t see how God can use me on the field. I have no special talent.” His friend said: “ My brother, God wants men on the field who can pray. There are too many preachers now and too few pray-ers.” He went. In his own

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