Intercession For The
Salvation Of Souls
By F. F. Bosworth
Oh friends, God is not only able to send a mighty outpouring of the Spirit upon any community, but thank God, His willingness is just as great as His power, and He sends us the word, “Ask, and it shall be given you...” (Matt. 7:7). For the sake of precious souls, let us not consent to anything short of God’s will for us in this. The greatest achievement in the world is to win a man from eternal night to a life of eternal happiness. This looms up before me bigger every day.
That great soul-winner, Jonathan Edwards, said, “I am bold to say that the work of God in the conversion of one soul, considered together with the source, foundation and purchase of it, and the eternal issues coming from it, is a more glorious work of God than the creation of the whole material universe. It is spoken of in Scripture as that which shows ‘the exceeding greatness of His power’” (Eph. 1:19).
...The cause of God for souls is great enough to secure the combined action of God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit and all the angels for the past six thousand years. Must it not be the greatest object of pursuit, and are we not wise in making it the supreme end of our lives during our short stay in this world? It is the mainspring that moves all heaven. Let us all be one with heaven in this great cause.
Intercession is the mightiest force exercised in making this cause to prosper. Will we rise to our great privilege? After we have been in heaven a million years, how happy we will be to meet those who are there as a result of our faithfulness in praying for the outpouring of the Spirit during our sojourn in this world.