In Mark 14:32, Jesus while in the Garden of Gethsame told His disciples to sit while He prayed. What followed is the greatest battle in prayer in history. Jesus deciding whether or not He was going to go to the cross and die for our sins or let mankind continue in their state of sin. He of course decided to do the will of God and die in our place. As He was praying the Bible says, He sweat drops of blood. His intercession for mankind and the will of God was so intense that His physical body was deeply affected. Jesus went through this battle in three sessions. Each time returning and finding His disciples asleep. This is a commentary of what is going on in the church in the Western world today. Jesus is praying and most of us are asleep. Today there is a rallying cry of the Holy Spirit for the Church of Jesus Christ to rise from our slumber and sleep and hear what the Spirit is saying to the church. The question I have for you today is are you awake? Are you ready to rise up, pray and get to work for the glory of God? You say to yourself. O.K. what must I do? I will leave with you today three short thoughts. First, do the great commandment. Love the Lord with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and love your neighbor as yourself. Secondly, do the great commission. Go into your world and preach the gospel with you mouth and your life. Be part of discipling and church life. Lastly choose to love. This is the mark of being a disciple of Jesus Christ. If we do these things then we will not just touch our world’s for Jesus Christ but shake them to their very core. Jesus fought for us in the Garden of Gethsame. He did the will of God. We must do the same as well. Our world is waiting.
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