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!READ KINDLE ♔ Rees Howells: Intercessor ☩ Norman Grubb Explores The Life Story Of Rees Howells He Also Looks At The Foundation Of The Bible College Of Wales At Swansea, Perhaps The Greatest Legacy Of His Work, And The Intercessory Prayer That Became The Hallmark Of Howells, Impacting As It Did On National Policy And International Affairs
Rees Howells committed himself to be a follower of Jesus Christ during the great Welsh revivals in 1904 and 1905 He was given a particular gift of intercession resulting in miraculous and near miraculous deliverance of persons, families, communities, and even political situations His degree of devotion was intense, and characterized by asceticism and Christian mysticism He and his wife traveled to several continents in his desire to make manifest the presence of the Holy Spirit among those who were seeking a deeper connection with Christ.He was called to, and practiced such a high level of self denial and long hours of prayer and fasting that in this account, his devotion is almost a hyperbole to even the most devout and observant advocates of the Christian faith.In the spirit of the hyperbole, I found I could take away and apply miniscule portions of his devotion and practice, and apply them to my daily life and walk to good effect.Old school evangelical concepts and practices such as praying through or less without ceasing to eat or sleep which were widely undertaken in the late 19th and early 20th century are described as travail eclipsing all else, a single mindedness of objective, and a victory or supernatural intervention as a result.The book is likely to hold most interest for a reader who is familiar with some of these concepts, or someone who would like to learn of them. This is certainly a classic, and it has been quite a while since I read it As a teenager, I read many books on prayer and was quite inspired by books like this Looking back, a lot of what I read about prayer hurt me than helped me This was because it led me into asking God to do things which he had already accomplished through Christ, instead of praying with thanksgiving because of what God had already accomplished This led to a lot of frustration There were some things in this book that frustrated me than help me One example was that Reese believed that the Lord gave him the sickness of another person to bear After coming out of the place of frustration in prayer, I realize that it is very easy for people to be healed if we understand what Jesus has done I have also come to see the role of afflicting spirits in causing sickness Nobody needs to bear another person s sickness, because Jesus has carried the pains and sicknesses of all, as Isaiah 53 says I have seen that false religions try to transfer a sickness into a tree or something else in their healing practices All of this is a deception There is no need to transfer sickness or afflicting spirits around Jesus carried it, and dealt with it.I am convinced that in this instance, Reese was deceived by an afflicting spirit that came on him and told him he was bearing the sickness of another person This drew his attention away from gospel truth and led to great difficulty and travail in dealing with something that is easy to deal with in the gospel way The book is certainly worth reading, but we must not put people like Reese Howells on a pedestal just because they prayed a lot Rather, we must understand that they were growing and we can learn some things from them, but they also often had a great lack of understanding in certain areas Sometimes the thing that can make prayer such a struggle is having a limited understanding of the gospel. This book left me with mixed thoughts Some of the theology seems unsound not biblically based There are several stories that don t seem to ring true with God s character in particular, Rees Howell s story of total surrender to God Howell s account sounded as if God somewhat high handedly forced him into surrender While God has the power to do that, it is agaist his nature He gives us free will, and is never pushy with his children.Also, the book speaks of an incident when a man refused to call a doctor for his sick child because he felt led Mildly creepy Reminds me of the televangelist scandels of the 60 s and 70 s in the U.S.I would not recommend this book to a young Christian It has the potential to confuse I did love the stories of how the Howell s community in Wales started to reach out to the sick, the needy and the jobless Also, the many prayer victories are encouraging to read about.One good quote from the book I learned, according to 1 John 4 20, that you don t love the Saviour one bit than you love the least one He died for. Norman Grubb did a great job illustrating the life of Rees Howells Choosing a life of devotion like Rees Howells is hard but it has eternal fruits and this book brings his life s testimony so near that one wishes to choose a life of surrender to If someone searches for real examples of victorious faith life 19s he sourly has to read this book I recommend it to all who are not satisfied whit their life 19s and are searching for the key of understanding Gods will This book humbled me because I realized that we are all the time expecting great things without to surrender and pay the price needed to give birth to great things and we are not realizing that the kingdom of God has his laws and we really can live according to them a victorious life. All I can say is that, there are men and there are men In the vast economy of God s kingdom on earth, there are those who were poured out completely as sweet smelling offering to Christ unlike their numerous classmates preferring to hold back the very thing that makes God progress with a man total surrender Rees Howells strikes me so much that I wondered and marvelled at the liberty the Holy Spirit had in working with and through him I gasped repeatedly in my spirit literally sighing at such depth of selflessness, knowing fully well that this was not really about Rees but about Christ Cos this is no doubt a man who stands among the masterpieces of God in that gallery of faith clearly portraying the life of Jesus to the rest of us I was moved when I read it but my prayer is to actually move to this kind of life in all it s fullness living only for Christ s glory even at the expense of physical convenience. Earlier I shared that I found this book insightful, especially about Second Birth, and I enjoyed reading about this remarkable man But I took issue with his distinctions between prayer warrior and intercessor I don t buy his distinction, though I can t deny that his prayers bore fruit They sure did But really, God did My own personal take on prayer is that the outcomes are up to God, not us Sometimes in reading this book, I felt that the emPHAsis was being put on the wrong syl LA ble, giving perhaps credit to the instrument than to GOD who plays it. This is a must read, if you want God to take you to a higher level in prayer Rees Howells was an ordinary guy what we d call a blue collar worker but God used him to do extraordinary things, as he surrendered himself to the Lord s will See how the Father healed, witnessed, raised money and even directed WWII though this man of faith I cried and laughed and just sat in awe times than I can count It has enhanced my prayer life and changed my expectations of how God uses men and women of faith. Just wow This was amazing It both inspired and convicted me, uplifted and challenged me I learned so much about the Holy Spirit and intercessory prayer Grubb s writing style kept me engaged and interested, and I loved the inclusion of direct passages from Mr Howell s diary Highly recommended Rees Howells surrendered all to live out the call of God on his life This book had a powerful impact on me as I read and learned and saw through Rees Howells life what it means to be sold out completely and to live your life for an audience of One This is a must read for those on a path of spiritual growth.