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1 August 2022 Word by Snr Pastor, Ps Darien Choo

Today’s Inspiration: “If you see any brother or sister commit a sin that does not lead to death, you should pray and God will give them life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that you should pray about that.” 1 John‬ ‭5:16‬ ‭NIV.‬‬ Prayer is able and powerful to turn our souls and others from sin. Building a personal prayer altar or life is the pulse of our spiritual life. When a body loses pulse, the heart loses life. Without prayer, we will not overcome the flesh and move in the power of the Holy Spirit. The upper room prayer, worship and fasting has to come before the Pentecost. Acts 2:1. When we don’t prioritise prayer, sin prevails and there is no sanctification.

The true born again disciple of Jesus Christ is not a status or identity but a new life fully given to Christ. Galatians 2:20. Why do you think we can spend so much time in ministry, reading the Word, and even fellowship doing activities but can’t last even 10-15 mins in prayer? Without prayer, the flesh will not die and be crucified to walk a new life in the Spirit. Why do you think satan left Jesus alone for 30 years till He began to pray and fast for 40 days and nights? Matthew 4:2-3. A prayerful atmosphere is a powerful one to defeat all darkness, oppression and sin. We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot harm them.” 1 John‬ ‭5:18‬ ‭Let’s take our prayer pulse daily and take all cares to God in prayer to hear His voice and follow Him.

Prayer: O Lord my God, forgive me if I have not taken prayer seriously and break all prayerlessness in my daily routines, fleshly desires and busyness. Guide me to rebuild your altar and prayer life. For all things are possible for those who seek your face, for a contrite heart and broken spirit you will not turn away. Fill me with your Holy Spirit and Fire that the altar of soul shall burn day and night for your glory, in Jesus' Name, Amen.

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