You can do more than pray after you have prayed, but you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed.S.D. Gordon
God shapes the world by prayer. The more praying there is in the world the better the world will be, the mightier the forces against evil.E.M. Bounds
God’s giving is inseparably connected with our asking… Only by intercession can that power be brought down from heaven which will enable the Church to conquer the world.Andrew Murray
Prayer is essentially a partnership of the redeemed child of God working hand in hand with God toward the realization of His redemptive purposes on earth.Jack Hayford
With less than 10 days left for their presidential election, Maldivians are gearing up with mixed feelings, according to locals. Pray for the Maldives that no matter who is elected president, the people will find King Jesus in their lives.
Jesus proclaimed the kingdom of God from the very start of His ministry. By God’s grace, the kingdom of God is
still near for those who have not yet put their trust in Jesus.
There is currently no established church in the Maldives. Believers live out their faith in secrecy and many
times in great fear of discovery. They have no way of meeting together. But strategic prayer has been the basis of every church multiplication movement in history. By faith and through our prayers, the stronghold of Islam in the Maldives can be broken. The Church will arise and will multiply. It is God’s will that the Maldives be brought into closer
relationship with Him through His Son Jesus.
There is currently no established church in the Maldives. Believers live out their faith in secrecy and many times in great fear of discovery. They have no way of meeting together.
But strategic prayer has been the basis of every church multiplication movement in history. By faith and through our prayers, the stronghold of Islam in the Maldives can be
broken. The Church will arise and will multiply. It is God’s will that the Maldives be brought into closer relationship with Him through His Son Jesus.
Black magic spells and demon possession are common in the
Maldives. In the more remote islands, Islam often mixes with
tradition and superstition. Although witchcraft is officially condemned, locals commonly hire black magic
practitioners to cast spells over their enemies or to concoct various magic potions.During election times, Maldivians
sometimes use coconuts inscribed with curses to terrorize people whose political views differ from their own. Spirit of Superstition “A number who had practiced sorcery
brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly…. In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power.” (Acts 19:19-20 ) Pray for God to open hearts to the truth and bring liberty to captives in the Maldives!
WHAT IS HOLINESS IN SIMPLE EXPLANATION.
Holiness is the nature and character of God manifested to us through the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Holiness. Holiness, or Sanctification is the process of God’s grace sanctifying (making holy) a person who was justified and regenerated (1 Cor. 6:11; Titus 3:5).
Holiness or Sanctification is God’s perfect will for all Christians (Rom.12:1-2; 1Thes.4:1-7). God ordained His people to bear fruit, and this includes maturity through sanctification.
Holiness is BOTH consecration to God and separation from the world and all sins,it is always a command by God to man (Titus 2:11-12; 1 Peter 1:15-16; Matthew 5:48; 2Cor.5:17). Without Holiness, no man shall see the Lord (Mat.5:8; Heb.12:14; Rev. 22:10-12).
God requires Holiness better than spiritual gifts, and is actually the basis of God’s moving in the life of a person or church (Joshua 3:5; Matthew 7:21-23).
Holiness is both partaking of God’s divine nature through the Holy Ghost (2 Peter 1:4), and the actual decision of man to submit to God’s control (Rom.12:1). Therefore, a Christian is expected to leave sin and worldliness in pursuit of God’s holiness. Separation from sin, wickedness, and worldliness is both a principle of Holiness and a command to obey (2 Cor.6:14-18; James 4:4; 1 John 2:15-16). If a Christian is truly living in the principles of the Bible concerning Holiness, then he will practically obey the standards of God’s Word that pertains to holy, righteous, and godly living which includes moral standards, standards of godly clothing and adornment, and prohibition of worldly lifestyles and fashion.
Holiness affects all areas and aspects of our lives, including our thoughts, words, actions, dress, lifestyles, relationships, and our outlook in life. In short, Holiness is both inward transformation toward Christ-like character and outward transformation that is different from the ways of the world and unbelievers. That’s Holiness.
Recent Maldivian News
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Stories from quarantine: Stranded in paradise Macau Daily Times
- As Maldives reopens for tourists, India is likely to create special air bubble - The Indian Express
As Maldives reopens for tourists, India is likely to create special air bubble The Indian Express
- More Sri Lankans return from Maldives - adaderana.lk
More Sri Lankans return from Maldives adaderana.lk
- Banks in Maldives boosted using foreign currency - MENAFN.COM
Banks in Maldives boosted using foreign currency MENAFN.COM
- Coronavirus: Residents return to Dubai after 105 days in Maldives and Dh50,000 flights and hotel bill - The National
Coronavirus: Residents return to Dubai after 105 days in Maldives and Dh50,000 flights and hotel bill The National
- WHO donates Covid-19 testing kits, medical equipment to Maldives - Raajjemv
WHO donates Covid-19 testing kits, medical equipment to Maldives Raajjemv
- China fails to secure 'expansionism' beyond Pak, N.Korea' - Big News Network
China fails to secure 'expansionism' beyond Pak, N.Korea' Big News Network
- Seal Maldives claims RIX created company to secure quotas - The Edition
Seal Maldives claims RIX created company to secure quotas The Edition
- Seal company seeks order to evacuate expats in Bodufinolhu - Avas.mv
Seal company seeks order to evacuate expats in Bodufinolhu Avas.mv
- Police express concern over claims of unaccountability, failure - The Edition
Police express concern over claims of unaccountability, failure The Edition
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