Forever – Kari Jobe


A recent favorite of mine about Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday. Enjoy!

Forever by Kari Jobe

The moon and stars they wept
The morning sun was dead
The Savior of the world was fallen
His body on the cross
His blood poured out for us
The weight of every curse upon him

One final breath He gave
As Heaven looked away
The Son of God was laid in darkness
A battle in the grave
The war on death was waged
The power of hell forever broken

The ground began to shake
The stone was rolled away
His perfect love could not be overcome
Now death where is your sting
Our resurrected King has rendered you defeated

Forever, He is glorified
Forever, He is lifted high
Forever, He is risen
He is alive
He is alive

We sing Hallelujah
We sing Hallelujah
We sing Hallelujah
The Lamb has overcome

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7 Quotes on Prayer by from “Mountain Rain”


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James O Fraser was a missionary to China in the early 20th Century. His story is one of powerful prayer, determined devotion, and sacrificial service. The book Mountain Rain tells the story of his life and ministry and is an incredible testimony that will inspire everyone who reads it not just to pray more but to be more expectant in prayer! I was challenged by James’ passionate prayers and felt that the best way to communicate that would be to share some of his thoughts on prayer. So here are seven excerpts from the book about his view of prayer.

1. On his desire for the Lisu people in China to come to faith

God is leading me onward and I am quite hopeful. I do not intend to be in too much of a hurry, and yet I will cry to God for a blessed work of grace among the Lisu as long as He lends me breath. (95)

2. On asking God what his will is

Do we spend much time waiting upon God to know His will before attempting to embark on His promises? (100)

3. On the Value of Unanswered Prayer

Unanswered prayers have taught me to seek the Lord’s will instead of my own. (101)

4. On Feeling God was asking him to ask in faith.

This is just what God seemed to be saying to me then: “Ask Me properly.” As much as to say, “You have been asking Me to do this for the last four years without ever really believing that I would do it: Now ask in faith.” (104)

5. On Praying “If it be thy will.”

The constant prefixing of “if it be thy will” to our prayers is often a mere subterfuge of unbelief. True submission to God is not inconsistent with…boldness. (107)

6. On the place of prayer in successful work.

Here we see God’s way of success in our work, whatever it may be — a trinity of prayer, faith, and patience. (120)

7. On the primacy of prayer.

I used to think that prayer should have the first place and teaching the second. I now feel that prayer should have the first, second and third place and teaching the fourth. (208)