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The Hour That Changes the World: A Practical Plan for Personal Prayer

by Dick Eastman

Category: Prayer / Christian Living

Chosen Books, 2nd ed., 2005





We are only three days away from the new year, the start of 2013. I want to wish you all a blessed New Year and a fruitful 2013. There are many unpredictable things that happen every year, sometimes good and sometimes tragic. Which celebrities will die this year? Will there be a major earthquake or tsunami that levels a well-known country (possibly even ours)? Will there be another public shooting? Will gold prices plummet or spike? 

And my personal favorite: Will the rapture of the church happen in 2013?

Many questions loom in the air, but whatever happens, we must always be ready in our salvation and faithful to do the Lord’s work of evangelism. Time is short, and with each passing day, we are coming closer and closer to the rapture, the Great Tribulation, and Jesus’ Second Coming, as well as the blessed millennial kingdom in Zion. Therefore brethren, let us be alert, as Matthew 24:42 states, so that we may be ready in our personal holiness. Even if Jesus is to tarry, there is still much work that needs to be done. 2013 will undoubtedly usher in more heartaches, tragedy, and inexplicable events that are tied with God abandoning our nation because of its endorsement of the Romans 1 philosophy of lawlessness. However, we as a church will be here to comfort, help, and preach the gospel message, the only cure that saves a sinner from the penalty, power, and ultimately the presence of sin, which lead to eternal hell if left untreated. 

I do pray for a great evangelistic revival this year. Hearts are hard, but if there is a God, and a prayer army devoted to their craft, then anything is possible.