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28. November. 2019. Thursday Prayer Journal

The Restoration of Korea’s Fallen Churches

Acts 1:8~14 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (8) All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.(14)

♬Hymn for scheduled worship: Korean/English Hymnal #210 Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken (#245 in the previous version)

[Message Video] https://youtu.be/RN_G6yQizXw


If God’s plans are placed within the hearts of His children, everything can be well communicated. Even though the Pharisees were well educated, they were not within God’s covenant. Thus, their posterity had no choice but to face destruction. On the contrary, the members of the Early Church looked as if they lacked strength, yet they were within God’s plan. Therefore, God poured down the greatest answers to the Early Church. As a child of God, what covenant must you hold onto?

1. A Small Devotion of Faith(Acts 2:43~45)
The Early Church gathered and gave their small devotions through faith(Acts 1:14 and 2:43~45).
This field became the place where the promised covenant of the Three Feasts from the Old Testament was completed(Acts 2:1~4). Even though it was a small devotion, great doors for world evangelization opened(Acts 2:9~11) and the fulfillment of the Word that was prophesied in the Old Testament took place(Acts 2:14~21). Furthermore, the doors to the future were unlocked(Acts 2:17~18) and three thousand disciples arose(Acts 2:41). Likewise, if your life is within God’s covenant, you will experience the works that He fulfills.

2. Make Tribulations into Opportunities and Famines into the Economy of Light(Acts 11:19 and 28~30)
Even though the believers faced tribulations and had to scatter due to Stephen’s death, offerings were still sent to the church in Jerusalem. They even offered their small possessions to the church at Mark’s upper room where Word fulfillment occurred. God gave even greater answers than those the Israelites had received during the Exodus. Even though a great famine had stricken the world, God bestowed the answers of the economy of light to the Antioch Church. Furthermore, God sent the evangelist Paul to them.

3. The Answer of Saving the City That Satan Had Already Seized(Acts 19:21 and Romans 16:3~4)
God commanded Paul that he must also see Rome(Acts 19:21). God granted answers ahead of time to Paul because he held onto the covenant of saving the city that Satan had already seized. God had already prepared the repentance of the proconsul(Acts 13:12) and the blessing of meetings with Lydia, Jason, Priscilla, and Aquila(Acts 16:15, 17:6, and 18:1~4). Also, God allowed a great incident to take place(Acts 19:21, 23:11, and 27:24). Finally, God permitted the evangelization of Rome through all private, commercial, and sea routes.

[Prayer of the Evangelist] Dear God, may I hold onto what You desire the most. In faith, may I give my devotion in all works, hold onto the covenant, and be within its fulfillment.

The National Elder’s Association General Assembly Retreat, Lecture 1 / July 20, 2019

[Bible Reading] Revelation 21

[Gospel Memory Verse] Mark 16:16~17
Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues;