This is part two (part one previously posted) of a radio sermon I preached in 1994.
Last Wednesday, the Lord began to trouble my soul about all the unsaved people that were walking around, unconcerned that their souls were in danger. I had heard this song, "Jesus Is Coming Soon", and when the verse "many shall meet their doom" was sung, my heart began to break. I could just picture thousands upon thousands rushing headlong into the pit, without anyone telling them about the saving grace of Jesus. My soul was troubled, and this lasted from Wednesday through Saturday, the night I stayed up and prayed for lost souls. I was so burdened, all I could do was cry and groan within my spirit. The Bible states in Matthew chapter 26 verses 36, 37, and 38 "Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me."
Jesus gave us an example to follow. Our souls need to be sorrowful and very heavy. Are you sorrowful about the condition of your family? Are you sorrowful about the condition of your church? Are you willing to give up everything so that God can bring forth revival? Are you willing to pray all night? I was praying all that Saturday night with a spirit of heaviness I have never before had. The Lord sent some people by to comfort and pray with me. The spirit of God fell down on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 by the water well at Shiloh church, the oldest church in our county. The spiritual water started flowing, and I knew the Lord had answered my prayers and lifted this prayer burden.
Monday morning, I received a phone call from a woman I had been praying for and witnessing to for over seven years. She said, "I got saved Saturday night, I asked Jesus to come into my heart." Then several other people who I had been praying for and witnessing to called and asked for prayer. Revival and souls added to the kingdom comes about when your heart is broken over the condition of the lost. Are you willing to earnestly pray for the lost?
Amen. The Word informs us that the Lord would that all men should be saved. His heart cries out for salvation for His people and, if our hearts have been changed to resemble His, then so should our own hearts cry out the same. "The fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." I praise the Lord, all glory to God, that you have seen your prayers avail much.