- - Sunday, November 29, 2015

Almighty God has provided ample communication opportunities with Himself to every person on earth. He talks to us through His Holy Word the Bible (and on rare occasion by direct revelation). He allows us the privilege to communicate directly with Him through prayer anytime 24/7 with no appointment necessary.

Best of all, He hears and answers our prayers.

There is no tsunami, earthquake, tornado, hurricane, atomic bomb or anything else in all of creation as powerful as prayer. The Bible assures us that nothing is impossible when prayer is taking place.

So with that in mind, I began praying that God would provide a way for our nation and indeed the world to find our way back to Him and that our land might be healed. Indeed, society had begun to come apart at the seams. The disintegration of morality was well underway and what was right was declared wrong and what was wrong was championed as being right in the eyes of an increasingly larger segment of our nation. We were moving away from God and what made our country great at an alarming rate.

I analyzed how in a short time such vast change had been accomplished, and I discovered that anti-God forces had become unified, organized and well-financed. This Godless conglomeration of people were smart and passionate and knew how to use technology, politicians and the media to their advantage. Most important, they had developed a plan that encompassed changing every aspect of our culture to include education, family, business, arts and entertainment, the media, government and even the church, and were systematically working toward their goals.

They collaborated using their substantial combined resources to bombard the airwaves in order to marginalize Christians. This small but powerful group sent out over 1 billion targeted messages last year alone using social media, the press, movie and television scripts, blogs, music and every other conceivable media outlet with the goals of belittling the Bible and its teachings as being a myth, attacking religious liberty, glorifying immorality and condemning Christians by portraying them as bigots and haters.

All the while, Christians from some 43,000 denominations largely remained in their silos working independently of one another with no comprehensive strategy to counter these forces. Unification and collaboration seemed inconceivable that any project this massive and complex with varying liturgies, egos and logos could ever occur this side of heaven. However, I remembered the biblical promise that nothing is impossible when prayer is taking place.

So I invited prayer leaders from all over the world to come together and pray for wisdom and action. Nearly 100 of us assembled at my Florida resort and prayed together for 2 days, and The Jesus Alliance movement was launched. Today, believers from all over the world are uniting and organizing, and we are well on our way to sending a minimum of 1 billion pro-God messages.

The church has not been able to unite since the days of Christ; however, I had faith that fervent unabated prayer to our omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent Lord could tap into a power like none other in all of creation. It has been miraculous to see God’s response.

Jesus prayed His own unification prayer in John 17:21: “I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one — as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me.” Yes, my dear friends, prayer is powerful, and it doesn’t hurt to have God himself praying for the same thing.

Bob Williamson is a successful entrepreneur, philanthropist and author who relinquished all of his business interests in order to lead the Jesus Alliance on a full-time basis. He resides with his wife in northern Florida.

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