Over the years I have received many Story e-mails some with good Teaching and some with not so good and these included Cult Teaching, False Teaching and quiet a few also had noticeable error in their Teaching even though they were from Christians but sometimes I received ones that really touched my heart, like the one below called “Armed with Prayer” and others that I have also shared with you since I started Blogging.
I’m not always able to find out who the Author is which was the same with Armed with Prayer but they are very much inspired by God and I’m very uplifted and encouraged by them and I hope you have been too and will continue to be by those that I share now and in the future. I would love to be able to thank the Authors but I know God will do this for their Faithfulness.
Armed with Prayer
A Missionary returning home from Africa, was sharing his Story with his Church Family .
On one of these journeys, I arrived in the city where I planned to collect money from a Bank, purchase Medicine and Supplies, and then begin my two-day journey back to the field Hospital. Upon arrival in the City, I observed two Men fighting, one of whom had been seriously injured.
I treated him for his injuries and at the same time I talked to him about the Lord.
Upon arriving in the City, I was approached by the young man I had treated. He told me that he had known I carried money and medicines. He said, ‘Some friends and I followed you into the jungle, knowing you would Camp overnight.
We planned to kill you and take your money and drugs…
But just as we were about to move into your Camp, we saw that you were surrounded by 26 armed Guards.
The young man pressed the point however, and said… ‘No sir, I was not the only person to see the Guards. My five friends also saw them, and we all counted them. It was because of those Guards that we were afraid and left you alone.'”
At this point in the Sermon, one of the men in the Congregation jumped to his feet and interrupted the Missionary and asked if he could tell him the exact day this happened.
The Missionary told the Congregation the date, and the man who interrupted told him this story…
“On the night of your incident in Africa, it was morning here and I was preparing to go and play golf. I was about to putt when I felt the urge to Pray for you…
In fact, the urging of the Lord was so strong, I called Men in this Church to meet with me here in the Sanctuary to Pray for you.
Would all of those Men who met with me on that day stand up?” The Men who had met together to Pray that day stood up…
The Missionary wasn’t concerned with who they were, he was too busy counting how many Men he saw…
THERE WERE 26!
Brothers and Sisters in The Body of Christ we need each other, yes the Battle is The Lords but He uses us to reach out in Love to a Hurting World, to His lost Redeemed Children and to each other when we are in need….He also asks us; who will Stand Up for Him against evil.
Psalm 94:16 Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?(KJV)
Thank you for taking the time to read, I hope you were as Blessed as I was by Armed with Prayer….. Christian Love Always – Anne.