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It's not something I can work up. It's nothing emotional I can do, but I just want you to start to awaken in me the
compassion and love that you ha ve for people around me. I walk around them and pass them, and I just overlook that
they're in such desperate need. I've lost the passion to see them saved. Lord, tonight I'm asking you to reignite it.
Would you do that? Would you come tonight, that's your prayer, say: God, ignite that fire again in my heart. Why don't
you just make your way out of your seat tonight and say: God, i gnite a fresh passion, a fresh desire for lost people,
ignite it in my heart.
Lord help me to see, and become aware of, the very fires of hell, of the very fires of torment. Help me become aware
of it. Lord, I want the reality of these things to quicken inside me; so there's urgency, a desperation, there's a concern
that can be seen and felt in my words, and my countenance. Lord, I'm asking you to awaken this in my life. Come on,
don't be afraid to come if that's you. If you have no heart for the lost, and no concern for them, it'd be good to just say:
God, I don't know why I feel no concern. Awaken in me concern, awaken it Lord.
We'll just lift our hands to the Lord right now, just begin to worship Him. Holy Spirit, I can't make this happen, but I'm
asking for you to come. I'm asking Lord, that through vision, through revelation, you would awaken the hearts of
people tonight, to the eternal realities of heaven and hell, whether it be by vision, whether it be by dream, whether it
be by an encounter in this next few days or week or whenever.
I'm asking Lord, that the reality of eternity would come alive, for every person that's standing here today; Father, that
they begin to see into the spirit, the reality of those flames, the reality of people in torment, the reality of the lost that's
there, people trapped in dungeons, people who once walked the face of this earth, absolutely lost for eternity.
Oh God, write in our heart a deep passion, a deep concern, that Lord, tears would come, we'd begin to weep for t he
lost, weep for our own generation, weep for our family members, weep for those in the church, who think they're safe
and really their condition is desperate.
Lord, we weep for the city that we li ve in, for its lost state. Lord, we pray tonight that you begin to pour your spirit upon
people, that we begin to have a fresh fire, a fire for souls awakened in us.
Lord, open our eyes to see into eternity, to see that rich man, the horror in his eyes, in his countenance, lost forever,
remembering his brothers , but now they're there with him. It's possible for the spirit of God to open your eyes, to see
and begin to feel the pain. Begin to see and feel that place; but as you see it, feel the heart of Jesus.
Hell was never made for people, it was made for the devil and his angels. God never made that place of torment for
people. It was made for the devil and his angels.
Tonight as you look into that place, begin to be aware of Jesus, His great compassion. It's not His heart that any
should go to that place. Peter writes this: God's heart is that none should perish, but all should be saved. What is the
will of God? None perish, all saved. None of your friends perish, all saved. None of your family perish, but all saved.
So who will pray? Who will stand in the gap of indecision, to break the yoke of sin, to break the yoke of Satan over
people, so their eyes are no longer blinded? Who will rise in prayer, and begin to passionately intercede the souls?
Who will arise and begin to equip, and get to know how to share the gospel, and begin to look for ways to reach out
to their friends; with kindness, with love, and to share unashamedly the gospel of Jesus Christ?
Paul says: I'm not ashamed of the gospel. I'm not ashamed of the gospel message. I'm not ashamed of Jesus Christ.
I'm not ashamed of what He said. I'm not ashamed of who He is. I'm not ashamed of what He did. I am not ashamed
of the good news of Jesus Christ. It is the power of God, of salvation to all who will believe.
Father, awaken in us. Awaken in us as a church; awaken in us as individuals, your compassion for lost people. Let it
begin to mobilise and drive us and empower us to reach our friends with passion, with purpose, with zeal and Lord,
with a sense of urgency.
One of the challenges we find is, we live in a culture where people are passive, and there's nothing really urgent,
except that I can answer my phone right now and see who's calling me. But we need to get the urgency of the gospel
Lord Jesus, I thank you for people tonight who are standing. Awaken in each of us a passion and desire for the lost, a
deep awareness of what we are saved from, and who saved us, and how much we love You.