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“When He saw the crowds, He felt sorry for them. They were troubled and helpless like sheep without a shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, ‘The harvest is large, but the workers are few. So ask the Lord who gives this harvest to send workers to harvest His crops.”
-Matthew 9:36,37

“I think Christ is awesome and wants us to be ‘awesomites.’ Humble awesomites representing His awesomeness nonetheless. More than conquerors! Christ and His Christians, changing things on the earth.

There are many wounded and hurting individuals ‘tied to trees’ around the world. You work with some, others live across the street. One of them probably just served you in a check-out line, seated you in a restaurant or served you food. Their chains are alcohol, drugs, abuse, broken dreams, rejection, money, lust…Well, you get the point.

Plan A is for supernatural, but ordinary, people like you and me to: (1) wholeheartedly believe in the victory of Calvary–to be convinced that it was complete and final and (2) to rise up in our role as sent ones, ambassadors, authorized representatives of the Victor. Our challenge is not so much to liberate as to believe in the Liberator; to heal as to believe in the Healer.

Plan B is to waste the Cross; to leave the tormented in their torment; to scream with our silence, ‘There is no hope!’; to hear the Father say again, ‘I looked but found no one”; to hear the Son cry once more, ‘The laborers! Where are the laborers?’

Come on, Church! Let’s untie some folks. Let’s tell them there is a God who cares. Let’s represent–let’s mediate–let’s intercede!”

Source: Dutch Sheets “Intercessory Prayer”
“How God Can Use Your Prayers to Move Heaven and Earth”

 


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