Solid Rock Sanctuary COGICMen's Ministry
Men are demanded for the great work of soul saving, and men must go. It is no angelic or impersonal force which is needed. Human hearts baptized with the spirit of prayer, must bear the burden of this message. Human tongues on fire due to earnest, persistent prayer must declare the Word of God to dying men. The Church, today, needs praying men to execute her solemn and pressing responsibility, to meet the fearful crisis which is facing her.
The crying need of the times is for men, in increased numbers — God-fearing men, praying men, Holy Ghost men, men who can endure hardness, who will count not their lives dear unto themselves, but count all things but dross for the excellence of the knowledge of Jesus Christ, the Savior. The men who are so greatly needed in this age of the Church are those who have learned the business of praying; learned it upon their knees, learned it in the need and agony of their own hearts.
Praying men are the one commanding need of this day, as of all other days, in which God is to make a showing. Men who pray are, in reality, the only religious men, and it takes a full-measured man to pray. Men of prayer are the only men who do or can represent God in this world. No cold, irreligious, prayerless man can claim the right. They misrepresent God in all His work, and all His plans.
Praying men are the only men who have influence with God, the only kind of men to whom God commits Himself and His Gospel. Praying men are the only men in whom the Holy Spirit dwells, for the Holy Spirit and prayer go hand in hand. The Holy Spirit never descends upon prayerless men. He never fills them, He never empowers them. There is nothing whatever in common between the Spirit of God and men who do not pray. The Spirit dwells only in a prayer atmosphere.