Bible Prayer Fellowship Ministry Presentation by Former Exec. Director, Bill Price
In a small town near Seattle, Washington three Christians sat down at a table ready to begin a meeting seeking to resolve a red hot conflict.
Two of them laid their pistols on the table and the third man sat close to the door ready to make a dash to his car for his pistol if things got out of hand.
They were partners in a business they had started with noble aims. They had planned to support missionary work from the company profits, but their relationship had soured.
Finally, one man took all the company's money out of the bank minutes before one of his partners arrived with a letter from the third man authorizing him to confiscate the company funds.
Only God could resolve this conflict. There was a glimmer of hope because the president of the company planned to follow the principles taught in Matthew 18:20.
20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Dr. John F. Walvoord calls this the strongest promise in the Bible.
A pastor and a missionary were asked to be present and pray. Dr. Joan Mooring, known for her ministry of reconciliation based simply on prayer, had been invited to join them.
This meeting began with the missionary offering an opening prayer asking for the presence of Christ.
Discussion had barely gotten under way when hot tempers flared as heated charges were exchanged.
In the midst of the raging debate Dr. Mooring was asked to lead in prayer.
She was prepared to pray in a situation like this having attended the Flames of Freedom Rally in Ontario where she heard Oliver Price teach the four keys to PRAYING WITH CHRIST OBVIOUSLY PRESENT AND ACTIVELY IN CHARGE.
She offered a long thoughtful prayer based on these four principles for effective united prayer. First, she asked the Lord Jesus Christ to be present. Second, she pled with Him to actively take charge of the meeting. Third, she asked him to change each person there as He saw fit. Fourth, she claimed His mighty power to bring everyone present into harmony with our heavenly Father.
When she finished praying she asked one man if he wanted to say something. He confessed that he had sinned and the Spirit of peace descended on the meeting. Christ was, indeed, obviously present and actively in charge that night!
This is not the only time we have invited the Lord Jesus Christ to come into troubled marriages, churches and other groups. Claiming His promise to be present is so simple and yet so powerful.
Nothing can take the place of Christians meeting together in prayer with Christ obviously present and actively in charge.
Failure to meet together in prayer with Christ obviously present and actively in charge has left thousands of churches and Christian marriages weak and wide open to Satanic attack.
In a book titled Smitten Shepherds, Paul and Carolyn Wild, who lead a ministry helping pastors and their wives recover from brutal attacks that drove them out of their churches, said that 1,500 pastors leave the ministry every month.
Revelation 3:14-22 actually describes Christ outside the Laodicean church. That church had actually developed a form of Christianity without the presence of the living Lord Jesus and they were doing so well without Him they never even noticed His absence!
This description fits today’s church in America all too closely. As author and pastor Tony Evans puts it, “The price tag for this drive-through, ‘McChristian’ spirituality has been weak Christians leading weak families, bringing about weak churches, resulting in a weak nation.”
Even so, Jesus promised that if anyone in the church would listen to His voice and open the door He would meet with him and commune with him (Rev. 3:20). If you see the desperate need to restore the bond of passionate love and devotion to Christ in our families and churches then humbly pray and open your own heart to listen to what Christ is saying.
Seeing the great need for a spiritual awakening all over America and the whole world, Bible Prayer Fellowship is teaching Christians to unite in prayer claiming the presence of Christ to reign in our homes and churches as our Head, change us and bring us into harmony with our heavenly Father.
We are sharing the 4 guiding principles that Dr. Mooring learned from Dad. We are doing this globally through our website, through conferences by Joe Humrichious and through our literature distribution.
The principles Joe discussed and that were used to resolve the conflict I shared earlier are outlined on the bookmark next to your plate, and explained further in this little booklet written by Oliver Price. We are praying that you will let Christ be present and in charge of your life ….=your family, your church and our nation.