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Satan will do everything within his power to keep the Christian from praying. He knows that the praying Christian is a formidable force to deal with. He understands that humble, holy praying men and women are a powerful weapon in God’s hands. Therefore, he will attempt to keep the Christian away from the throne of God. He’ll assist the believer in becoming so busy that he doesn’t have time to pray. Or he’ll seduce praying Christians off the highway of holiness.
On the other hand, God is seeking men and women of prayer – men and women whose lives are wholly surrendered to Him. When God finds such a person, He will move heaven to earth to accomplish His will on behalf of that person. The Bible says that Christians overcame Satan “by the blood of the Lamb, the word of their testimonies and that they loved not their lives unto death” (Rev. 12:11).
Early in my ministry, I met a dear godly man who understood this great truth. He had been imprisoned for five years in communist Czechoslovakia because of his faith in Jesus. He stood firmly during those trials and became a deep man of prayer. I’ll never forget my encounter with this dear brother in Christ. While at his apartment, he walked me over to a window overlooking a football stadium and said, “Every week there are thousands of people who gather in that stadium to cheer their favorite football team. But I believe that one day that stadium will be filled with people worshiping God.”
I must confess that my heart was filled with doubt. But then the dear old saint opened the door of his heart and allowed me to see the deep desires that were crying out. “Many people come to my country,” he said, “and they want to make a big fire for God. I don’t want to make a big fire for God. I want to be consumed by God’s fire – until I am ashes. And when I’m ashes, then I will see the glory of God.” He then looked at me and said, “Do you understand what I’m saying?”
I thought he was talking about my German because we were speaking to each other in German. So, I quickly replied, “Yes. I understand.”
“No,” he quickly retorted. “Do you really understand what I’m saying? When I’m so much nothing that God is everything, then I will see the glory of God.”
Then I understood. This man had become God’s secret weapon. A life wholly yielded to God is an awesome weapon in the hands of a holy God.
Revelation : Chapter 12
7) Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. 8) But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. 9) The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. 10) Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down. 11) They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.
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Sammy Tippit told his fiancée, “I can’t promise we’ll be rich, but life won’t be boring.”
Sammy had no idea what an understatement that would become. Beginning in the bars of Baton Rouge and the nightclubs of Chicago, Tippit has shared the news of life-changing faith in Christ all over the world – including in the middle of a revolution in Romania, the aftermath of genocide in Rwanda, and war in Burundi and the Congo.
Sammy’s lifelong adventure has come at a great price. He’s been cursed, threatened, arrested, deported, and blacklisted. He’s also been personally broken, ravaged with illness, and devastated by grief.
Yet he continues to preach to in stadiums, in open fields, and via satellite technology to hundreds of thousands around the globe. For all other books…
About Sammy Tippit Ministries
STM has been providing inspiration and help around the world for nearly 50 years. Sammy Tippit, founder and president, is a world renowned counselor, teacher and evangelist with experience serving and helping people in over 80 countries. Sammy provides materials that help people tackle a broad array of social, societal, psychological and spiritual issues. He is particularly passionate about making materials accessible to other countries around the world. Sammy is married to Debara “Tex” Tippit, and they have two children and five grandchildren.
Sammy Tippit Ministries is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization.
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