The River of Life

The 46th psalm speaks to our condition in the 21st century. We are very dry in the church and need revival like never before, but there is little prayer and little faith left for God to move again in power in our land.

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
The holy place of the tabernacle of the most High.
God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved;
God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.
The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved;
He uttered His voice, the earth melted.

Israel too is in a pitiful condition, unable to defend its citizens against daily rocket attacks, with a vacillating and irresolute leadership. Iran has threatened her with extinction and she is unlikely to go quietly to her grave. If there is one lesson that the Jews have learnt from history, it is that those who make these threats usually mean what they say.

Rise up and pray, my friends. Draw close to Him in communion. I feel reminded of Churchill’s exhortations to a weak and fearful nation. Let us not be downhearted. Arise and conquer, in the Name of Christ. Amen.

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Andrew Chapman

I live for Jesus. He is my life, my hope, my Saviour and Redeemer and Lord. Hallelujah! God has blessed me with a wonderful wife called Alison, and we serve the Lord together with gladness and joy. Pray for us that we may fulfill our calling and persevere to the end on the narrow path that leads to life.

4 thoughts on “The River of Life”

  1. Hi Andrew, thanks for stopping by our blog. Good comment. I look forward to reading through your stuff. Blessings from across the pond.

  2. Hello Andrew and thank you for the emails!
    I’m enjoying reading the excerpts from the books. Our hope and trust is in the Lord, as is Israels and the whole worlds. His light will shine once again in the Isles; His fire burning in the hearts of those who will embrace the move of His Spirit. Be encouraged and filled with rejoicing in the knowledge of Christ and His everlasting faithfulness!
    Blessings to you brother, perhaps we will meet this year on your side of the Pond!

    Susan

  3. Hi Andrew, are you still running, or have you moved on to something else?
    I hope you are, I notice tha most of your writings are old, I hope to hear from you soon.

    I am living in Birmingham, and would love to meet up and pray for our nation, please let me know. Where 2 or 3 are gathered together in His name He is there.

    Keith

  4. Hi Keith, thank you for your encouragement. ‘I will stand on my guard post, and station myself on the rampart; and I will keep watch to see what He will say to me, and how I may reply when I am reproved. Then the Lord answered me and said, Write down the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak and will not lie. Though it tarries wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.’ Habakkuk says it all (2 vv 1-3).

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