John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 53

*To Accomplish God’s Purpose “I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.” Isaiah 48:10 NASB As having an absolute power over the heart of man, God moves all the springs of the heart at His pleasure. In some instances, He causes those whom it pleases Him to go on from strength to strength, evenContinue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 53”

John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 52

*All My Goods, All My Heart Do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31 NASB Laying up treasures on earth is as flatly forbidden by our Lord as murder or adultery. By doing so, you are laying up “wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteousness judgments of God.” ButContinue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 52”

John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 51

*Prayer as a Useful Pastime Let your speech always be with grace. Colossians 4:6 NASB Our times of taking food are usually times of conversation. It is natural to refresh our minds while we refresh our bodies. One hopes the subjects of conversation would be harmless, modest, true, and kind, with no talebearing, backbiting, orContinue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 51”

John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 50

*Not Just Saying One’s Prayers “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name?’” Matthew 7:22 NASB Our Lord frequently declared that none who have not the kingdom of God within them shall enter into the kingdom of heaven. Yes, He well knew that many would notContinue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 50”

John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 49

*Christ is All Christ is all, and in all. Colossians 3:11 NASB We know that God is able to give His grace though there were no means on the face of the earth. In this sense, we may affirm that, with regard to God, there is no such thing as means, seeing He is equallyContinue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 49”

John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 48

*Restrain them from Evil “The Lord disciplines those he loves.” Hebrews 12:6 NIV What can we do that all our household may serve the Lord? May we not endeavor, first, to restrain them from all outward sin—from taking the name of God in vain and doing needless work on the Lord’s Day? Those you hireContinue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 48”

John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 47

*Guarding with Prayer Put on the whole armor of God, that you may able to stand. Ephesians 6:11 NKJV Guard against wicked spirits who continually strive to infuse unbelief, pride, idolatry, malice, envy, anger, hatred in heavenly places, which were once their dwelling place and which they still aspire to as far as they areContinue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 47”

John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 46

*Having a Form of Godliness Having a form of godliness but denying its power. 2 Timothy 3:5 NIV Those who have a form of godliness do not merely abstain from all outward evil, doing all possible good. They also use the means of grace at all opportunities, especially by attending the house of God asContinue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 46”

John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 45

*Praying for Salvation The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. Psalm 19:8 NIV There is a kind of order wherein God Himself is generally pleased to use these means in bringing a sinner to salvation. One goes senselessly on in his own way. God comes upon him unaware—by an awakeningContinue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 45”

John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 44

*Counting on Prayer “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 7:21 NIV Our Lord’s expression in this text implies (to begin at the lowest point) all good words, all verbal religion. It includes whatever creeds we may recite, whatever professions of faith we make, whatever numbers ofContinue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 44”