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One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned as I’ve traveled the world is that of God’s sovereign authority. In many countries where I’ve ministered, the Christian community is poor in material possessions but rich in spiritual power and authority. It seems as though Christians in the West have reversed that situation. I’ve often considered how that has happened.
I believe one of the major problems is that we’ve developed an overdependence on technology, talent, and riches — rather than a dependence on God. The greatest evidence of our condition is found at our prayer meetings. We can draw big crowds to our Christian meetings. All we have to do is bring in a well-known musician, movie star, or some kind of superstar. But if we issue a call for people to pray, we find our meeting places empty.
Darkness seems to be engulfing western civilization. Yet I’ve been in countries where God is working mightily. Christians in those nations don’t have the privilege of Christian radio or television. They lack access to many Christian books. But they do have one thing many of us are lacking: vision. Their commitment to pray and seek the face of God takes priority. Consequently, they have come to know God’s Sovereign Authority.
Isaiah of the Old Testament had a vision of God. The Scriptures say, “In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple” (Isaiah 6:1). Isaiah not only had a vision of God, but he also saw Him sitting on His throne. True authority and power are at the throne of God. Real authority and power are not in Washington, D.C., London, Moscow, or any of the world’s capitals. They are at the throne of the Living God. That’s why prayer is so vitally important. Prayer gives us access to that seat of authority. We will find that only God’s power and authority will be able to turn the tide of immorality and spiritual apathy in our nation.
If we are to experience a mighty, sweeping revival, I am convinced we must return to our spiritual roots. Isaiah saw the Lord sitting on the throne. What’s your vision?
Psalm : Chapter 68
28) Summon your power, God[j]; show us your strength, our God, as you have done before. 29) Because of your temple at Jerusalem kings will bring you gifts. 30) Rebuke the beast among the reeds, the herd of bulls among the calves of the nations. Humbled, may the beast bring bars of silver. Scatter the nations who delight in war. 31) Envoys will come from Egypt; Cush[k] will submit herself to God. 32) Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth, sing praise to the Lord, 33) to him who rides across the highest heavens, the ancient heavens, who thunders with mighty voice. 34) Proclaim the power of God, whose majesty is over Israel, whose power is in the heavens. 35) You, God, are awesome in your sanctuary; the God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. Praise be to God!
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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.
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