Is the Church to Drunk (not of sober mind) to pray? Is this why in the American Church we see on average that less than 10% and as low as 1% of a church will show for a prayer meeting. Most church members feel that corporate prayer meetings at churches are not a biblical imperative to participate in. In many regions of the earth outside of America people will walk for days for prayer meeting and church services. Why does the American Church have such a low value and dovation to prayer?
Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray.
1 Pe 4:7 (NIV)
Why did Peter warn the church to be sober and alert as to not hinder prayer? Dunk and unawareness from what?
2 With a mighty voice he shouted:
“ ‘Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!’
She has become a dwelling for demons
and a haunt for every impure spirit,
a haunt for every unclean bird,
a haunt for every unclean and detestable animal.
3 For all the nations have drunk
the maddening wine of her adulteries.
The kings of the earth committed adultery with her,
and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries.”
4 Then I heard another voice from heaven say:
“ ‘Come out of her, my people,’
so that you will not share in her sins,
so that you will not receive any of her plagues;
5 for her sins are piled up to heaven,
and God has remembered her crimes.
Revelations 18:3–5 (NIV)
All of the nations are drunk from the Spirit of Babylon. She has made the Nation and leaders drunk on her riches and her perversions. Is the American Church not responding to pray without ceasing because she is no longer alert and sober? Has most of the American church become drunk and not alert enough to know that she has become part of the Babylon system?
Why does heaven call “My People” out of Babylon so that she will share in the judgement of Babylon? Are we more concerned about luxuries and things of this age than we are with the age to come and growing in our love for God?
If you think that the church is not drunk then how many in America do you think will show for a prayer meeting on the same night as the Super Bowl?
I ask you to pray with me for fresh fire of a revival of prayer for the church in America! All moves of God and the 1st Holy Ghost meeting in Acts 2 stated as the church was devoted to continual prayer. America desperately needs a move of God.
16 Rejoice always,
17 pray continually,
18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Th 5:16–18 (NIV)