Pastor David C. Franklin
September 6, 2021
Paul and Silas brought before the Roman magistrates were beaten severely, put in stocks as a form of torture and thrown into the innermost part of the prison for preaching the Gospel of Christ. Notice that they prayed and sang to God not about God! They were neither angry, nor disappointed with God over what happened and their circumstances which would look bleak to the casual observer. Their hope, joy, perseverance and faith were settled in God, not in self or another. They knew the hope that was set before them in Christ and took advantage or opportunity in the adversity to bring the jailer and his household to true life in belief in God and salvation!
It all started with remaining undaunted with prayer and praise to God in the midst of their circumstances and receiving and seeing God’s purpose in it. We see in Paul and Silas, particularly Paul who would be beaten and imprisoned several times a pattern of the power of prayer and praise in action. Saint’s do not despise this power in your own life! God is able to do (in these present and future circumstances more then we could ever imagine. You posses the Keys to prevail and overcome. (Matt. 16:13-19)
Maintain your focus on God and the power of His might through prayer. God has already proven Himself trustworthy and willing and able to answer your prayers according to His will. Understand that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him, and know  and believe He is God! Worship Him in truth and sprit in all of your ways having the confidence that He is for you and not against you.
Ephesians 3:20 AMPC Now to Him who (in consequence of) the (action of His) power that is at work within us, is able to (carry out His purpose and) do super-abundantly, far over and above all that we (dare) ask or think (infinitely beyond our highest prayers, thoughts, hopes, or dreams) –
Philippians 4:4 AMPC Rejoice in the Lord always (delight, gladden yourselves in Him); again I say rejoice.
Remain undaunted Saints!
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