Rod Parsley Articles

The One Thing God Wants Most From You

Did you know that you can receive the liberating grace of God and then foolishly take the principles that should guide...
Gone : One Man, One Tomb, One Sunday

Gone : One Man, One Tomb, One Sunday

The day Jesus vanquished Death, man's greatest foe, represents the apex of God's patient, brilliantly executed, redemptive program. In other words, the event we commonly call the resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most significant ever to transpire on this or any...

How to Understand God’s Times and Seasons

How to Understand God’s Times and Seasons

From the very creation of the world, God set in motion His times, cycles and seasons. In the Bible I am using as I write these words, there are nearly 1,166 pages. Surprisingly, there are more than 800 verses in that Bible in which God declares He is concerned with...

Turn Your Life Into a Sign and a Wonder

Turn Your Life Into a Sign and a Wonder

At the start of the 20th century, Wales was known for its music and entertainment, its independent spirit and its rich sports heritage, but something was terribly wrong. The bars flourished while the powerless and passionless churches dried up.Gambling and greed were...

Why We Don’t Need to Prove God Exists

Why We Don’t Need to Prove God Exists

"Behold, I and the children whom the Lord hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion" (Is. 8:18).Pharaoh asked scornfully, "Who is the Lord?" (Ex. 5:2). At God's command, Aaron threw down his rod and it...

What True Servanthood Looks Like

What True Servanthood Looks Like

"If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour" (John 12:26).The kingdom of God is built on servanthood. Isaiah gave his voice to prophesy the Savior's coming. One angel descended...

Why a Hunger for Evangelism Is Important

Why a Hunger for Evangelism Is Important

"For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved" (John 3:17, KJV).Go back to the purity of the first hour you knew Jesus—when you wanted everyone in the world to have a chance to feel what you felt and...

Learn How to Protect Your Family Through Prayer

Learn How to Protect Your Family Through Prayer

The greatest asset of Christian families today is the leading of the Holy Spirit. We must all learn to discern the prophetic voice of God and learn to obey Him. A gentle nudging of the Holy Spirit to pray may make the difference between life and death in your family....

Labor for the Lord

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. —1 Corinthians 15:58

Why You Will Never Die

Why You Will Never Die

My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. —Proverbs 4:20-22When we became born...

Even Jesus Had to Pray!

Even Jesus Had to Pray!

Jesus modeled a lifestyle of prayer for us, as shown in the Gospels. Even though He was Lord and possessed all dominion and authority, while on Earth He had to operate according to the laws set forth by God for all humans (see Gen. 1:26-27; John 10:1-2). Even Jesus had to ask the Father for the things He needed on Earth.

God Himself declared in the book of Psalms: “‘Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession” (Ps. 2:8, NKJV).

It is true, even Jesus had to pray: “‘And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever’” (John 14:16). If He had to approach His Father in prayer, then surely we can understand His instruction to us: “‘So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened’”(Luke11:9-10, emphasis added).

Jesus’ instruction in Luke 11 not only reminds us of our need to spend time with the Father in prayer, but it also tells us of the Father’s response when we do pray. He will listen! He will open the door! He will provide!

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