John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 72

*The Life of God in the Soul “Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen.” Luke 21:36 NIV The life of God in the soul of the believer immediately and necessarily implies a continual action of God upon the soul by the inspirationContinue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 72”

John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 71

*Called to God Do not be conceited, but fear. Romans 11:20 NASB God goes before us with the blessings of His goodness. He first loves us and manifests Himself unto us. While we are yet afar off, he calls us to Himself and shines upon our hearts. But if we do not then love HimContinue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 71”

John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 70

*Communion with God in New Birth Created in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:10 NASB Having been born again from above, one may now be properly said to live. God has quickened him by His Spirit, and he is alive to God through Jesus Christ. He lives a life the world knows not—a life which is “hidContinue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 70”

John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 69

*Faith was Added as a Means The Lord God called to the man. Genesis 3:9 NIV It is not certain that faith, even in the general sense of the word, had any place in paradise. It is highly probable, from the account we have in the book of Genesis, that Adam (before he rebelled againstContinue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 69”

John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 68

*A Desperate Necessity Casting down…every high thing…bringing every thought…to the obedience of Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5 NKJV An accurate view of the nature of repentance and faith in believers is needed in order to avoid the mischief of the opinion that we have no need for further change. For, “they that are whole need notContinue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 68”

John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 67

*Hold Fast Your Confidence “The word of the Lord endures forever.” 1 Peter 1:25 NASB It is far easier to conceive than to express the unspeakable violence with which Satan urges temptation on those who are hungering and thirsting after righteousness. They see in a strong, clear light, on one hand, the desperate wickedness ofContinue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 67”

John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 66

*The Cure: Pour out Your Soul in Prayer Examine yourselves…test yourselves. 2 Corinthians 13:5 NIV Have you forced God to depart from you by giving place to anger? Have you fretted because of the ungodly or been envious against evildoers? Have you been offended against your brothers or sisters in the Lord, looking at aContinue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 66”

John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 65

*A Perplexing Question Each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. James 1:14 NIV Many who are sincere of heart have been frequently perplexed by the questions “Does sin precede or follow the loss of faith? Does a child of God first commit sin, and thereby loseContinue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 65”

John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 64

*Born from Above Born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever. I Peter 1:23 NKJV It does not matter if you have done no harm and do not live in any willful sin. You must go further yet, or you cannot be saved. Even ifContinue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 64”

John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 63

*Being Altogether a Christian The love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Romans 5:5 NASB It is not enough to shun evil and do good at all opportunities, nor to seriously use all the means of grace with a sincere design and desireContinue reading “John Wesley on Prayer Lesson 63”