Written by Angelique Watkins

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While all of this is beneathrepparttar radars ofrepparttar 126985 secular news media, it is clear to many Christian leaders thatrepparttar 126986 world is onrepparttar 126987 brink of a spiritual battle of monumental proportions. The epicenter of this struggle isrepparttar 126988 Middle East-a battle is going on for Jerusalem and Babylon (Iraq), biblical centers of spiritual light and darkness.

The World Prayer Team therefore calls on all Christian churches and individuals to set aside at least 3 minutes to pray at 3:33 PM in their time zone on 03/03/03.

PRAYER FOCUS: Pray thatrepparttar 126989 armies of heaven will push backrepparttar 126990 powers of darkness inrepparttar 126991 Middle East. Pray that Saddam Hussein will leaverepparttar 126992 country before war is required to remove him from power. Pray that a spiritual shield will contain hostilities withinrepparttar 126993 Iraqi borders (if war cannot be avoided), such that it doesn't spill over torepparttar 126994 entire Islamic world. Pray that weapons of mass destruction, if they are deployed on any side ofrepparttar 126995 battle, will be powerless. Pray that this date, rather than being a focal point of darkness, will be overwhelmed byrepparttar 126996 Light of God throughrepparttar 126997 worldwide prayers of His people.

PLEASE FORWARD this message to every person you know as soon as possible. 03-03-03 is just a few days away. THE WORLD PRAYER TEAM


Place your personal prayer requests forrepparttar 126998 World Prayer Team to remember in prayer at www.worldprayerteam.org. The 24/7 real-time service is free and immediate. Try it out today. No prayer request is too large or small. Millions are waiting to pray for your personal needs.

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I am sharing from the World Prayer Mailing List for a call to World Wide Prayer on March 3, 2003 at 3:33pm.

An Account of Jesus' Temptation

Written by Scot Aaron

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Jesus recognized cities invading cities. Blood from dead human and animal corpses filled lifeless landscapes, all inrepparttar name of God! War existed, but when fought inrepparttar 126984 name of God, motives were too tainted. Righteous indignation filled Jesus! As he scanned from countryside to continents he recognizedrepparttar 126985 deception within numerous leaders. From dishonesty and lies camerepparttar 126986 bloodshed of innocent people. The molestation, rape and murder ofrepparttar 126987 children enraged Jesus to such a degree that he wanted to wipe out every evil person. The heat of this anger became so powerful that it forced Jesus to gaze upon God. Did God not destroy all inhabitants except those on Noahís Ark? Retribution was not for Jesus to ordain. Within this humble consolation ó like a child to his father, Jesus was lifted torepparttar 126988 bosom of God.

Inside Jesus glowed. As Jesus reflected uponrepparttar 126989 burning radiance within, he rested securely with his Father. Gazing throughrepparttar 126990 eye of God, he witnessed a tear. Becoming so close, Jesus and God were as one. Here, Jesus felt compelled to look and connect with all ofrepparttar 126991 love God gave to everyone who had lived on earth. Jesus felt like he could touch each person ever born or those who would be born. More than recognizing people going about daily chores, dimensions of earth unfolded before him. Within these realms existed aspects ofrepparttar 126992 afterlife. In one fiery pit people experienced pure torture. Much of this suffering stemmed fromrepparttar 126993 pain caused to others that came back to haunt. These self-inflicted realities were too destructive to watch.

What attracted Jesusí attention were manifold dimensions encompassing generations after generations that were already dead. Jesus could almost perceive prior prophets insiderepparttar 126994 minds of so many people. Chosen prophets would be empowered at uncertain times and lead masses of people to God. It was here that choice truths were developed to connect and strengthen individuals within family bonds. The more people could feel Godís love shared amongst each other,repparttar 126995 more Godís glory imbued each of them. With this Jesus sensed Moses and Elijah within his direct presence. The glory of these prophets stemmed directly from God. The glory of known prophets was within Jesus as he merged withrepparttar 126996 power of God.

When Jesus reached towards unknown lands throughout earth, his heart blossomed. He felt a oneness with unrecognized prophets. Within them Godís love grew within realms that Jesus could not describe. The expansion of love and compassion extended from unique individuals. It was as if they came from unknown cultures throughoutrepparttar 126997 earth. Jesus considered all ofrepparttar 126998 different families radiating from Adam and Eve. At once a profound sweetness filled every sense, only to be suddenly overtaken by an almost unbearable bitterness.

In a momentís notice Jesus opened his eyes. Instead of feeling hunger and thirst, an emptiness filled his belly. The first thought was how someone like Adamís son Cain could be so deceived to think heíd profit by murdering his own brother Abel. Immediately millions of thoughts filled his mind. A predominant voice was heard, trying to coax Jesus into feeling better after such an intense experience. Like unwanted noise,repparttar 126999 voice pried between thoughts. A prideful tone told Jesus that he had seen and experienced it all. Jesus was God! Immediately, Jesus saw and felt millions of people worshipping him. They each praised him as God. Like thorns inrepparttar 127000 skull turning into thrones,repparttar 127001 voice continued to coax, reminding Jesus that he had done it.

Jesus had allrepparttar 127002 suffering he needed. Now wasrepparttar 127003 time to celebrate! Because of this experience, every day forrepparttar 127004 rest of his life should be a feast of pleasure. This was his time to enjoy, everything. He hadrepparttar 127005 power. With this power he could heal anyone. He could amaze and dazzle everyone.

How Jesus wanted to believe that God was speaking to him, yet somehow this voice wasnít right. The voice was telling him that everything would be easy from now on out. And, how Jesus had already done all that was needed in this life. Beautiful women from his vision drifted into his mind, along with riches and luxury to satisfy any craving. Jesus experienced an uneasy feeling when realizing that each seductive image corresponded torepparttar 127006 voice he was hearing. With this, a recognizable burst of laughter shot up through his spine, then quickly faded.

The Devil had no power over Jesus. All thoughts were immediately turned towards God. Constant praise filled Jesusí thoughts forrepparttar 127007 spiritual experience God provided. When truly in God's presence, Jesus felt his worthlessness. He was likerepparttar 127008 dust, yet God gave himrepparttar 127009 breath of life. This assurance from God overwhelmed Jesus with happiness and joy. God had given him so much. Right then and there -- as if done long ago -- Jesus promised God that he would do anything to serve. As God had given him life, he would gladly give his life for God. Complete comfort and security burned within. Jesus knew that his life was in Godís hands.

Feeling strong again and a little hungry, Jesus stood up. It was time to get back to his friends and share what happened. As he thoughtfully took step by step, he consideredrepparttar 127010 devilís temptation. He also realized Godís presence, as if God watched everything, waiting for Jesusí reactions. Here, inrepparttar 127011 subtleties between thoughts and feelings,repparttar 127012 clarity of truth was revealed. When back to himself, having awareness of his body and surroundings, he recognized a completely different realm. The prince of darkness, even Satan, filledrepparttar 127013 air with greed and lust. For a prolonged flash Satan seemed to take control, or at least tried to.

Satan was aware of anyone who leftrepparttar 127014 mundane dimensions and connected torepparttar 127015 purity of truth. The surface ofrepparttar 127016 earth became Satanís realm where he tried to bend Godís will and inflict his own rules. Satan waited to corrupt and thereby traprepparttar 127017 power from every authentic spiritual experience. He was there every time to trick, deceive, and turn truth on its edge. This way, captured light could be smothered, buried deep within his dungeons. From every individual's communion or attempted communion with God, Satan arrived to try and wrench awayrepparttar 127018 spiritual power.

Jesus peeled through each ploy of Satan. People required undisturbed, untainted clarity. He would apply simple truths, containing eternal wisdom. As long as Jesus always put God first, God would guide every action. Now all that he had to do was to teach proper principles. The power of God would fillrepparttar 127019 law until it appeared new, as if etched inrepparttar 127020 heart. Love God and if true torepparttar 127021 self and God, Godís love would connect all neighbors.

Scot Aaron has a University degree in Religious Studies. He also created Independent Travel-Study Programs and spent years "backpacking" through many countries to learn about religion, history and culture. "Love Your Neighbors? Discover the Real World Religions" (ISBN 1-58916-777-5) is his most current book. Please visit his web pages at http://PsalmPublishing.bei.t-online.de

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