Re: When did we stop believing God for souls and started believing Him for stuff?
Well, I think I misunderstood your original post then. By "believing God for a soul" I take that to mean believing God for someone specifically to be saved and trusting Him that person will be saved.
Originally Posted by Dani H
What you are talking about is believing that God desires to save someone. That is different than what I imagined at first.
For instance, God woke my pastor one day and told him "I want to save 100 souls today. Start praying for them now." He got all excited about people getting saved in church that day. Well, some did but nowhere close to 100. So he was discouraged and eating lunch, his wife asked what was wrong. He told her. He wasn't sure what had happened. Then, he got a phone call from a friend. That friend had went to teach the bible that morning to some boy scouts. He was so excited about what had happened. He told my pastor he just had to call someone and let them know. He saw 100 boy scouts get saved that day! That's what I thought you meant about believing God for souls.
I've had God put people on my heart and interceded for them until they got saved. That's what I thought you meant as well.
Hearing God is important in those situations! But you are talking about believing scripture and going into the harvest as Jesus requested. I didn't know that had ever changed in our churches today.
"May the Lamb that was slain receive the just reward for His sufferings." A quote by Moravian missionary that sold himself (along with a friend) into slavery to reach those that the slave owner prevented from hearing the gospel.
May I live for Him and not for me.