This prayer came about when I sat to write. Like on 7/26, my mind thought I would go one direction - He took my hand in another direction. This is from His inspiration - it is not mine, but I humbly thank Him.
This is the prayer from 7/31/15
These are the days of Elijah! Elijah felt alone, isolated, but strong in the Lord God, the God of his father's. He stood up against all the prophets of Baal, and his God, our God, made Elijah the winner. Then, in fear of Jezebel, he ran away to hide. As Christians, is that how we act? Are we His, do we fully trust Him, or are we soft, spongy, Christians? We speak up for Him when we are with fellow believers, than, like a sponge, if someone finds a hole in our words, do we stand for our words, or is that when we run? These are days of great trials, nothing like this time to stand - fight or die, not fright or lie, prepare yourself for the Lord.
These are the days of Ezekiel! There are valleys of dry bones right here, here in front of our eyes - look around. People are rushing back and forth, their eyes are dull, their senses numb, they are 'dry bones.' They are as fields of harvest, harvest that is ripe, they are ready to hear the Word and reap the reward. People are hungry and thirsty, are we ready to offer them the food and drink of our Lord God? Would we take the time to stop and converse with a stranger about His grace and mercy? Do we have what it takes to declare the Word of the Lord, or are we still wandering in the desert? The time has come, time for His return. Prepare!
Behold, He will come! Just as we are sure that the sun will rise today, He will ride in brighter than the sun. He is the Son that every eye will see. He will ride in with a thundering roar, a roar that every ear will hear. It will appear that He is surrounded by storm clouds, these clouds are His Army of angels riding in as to war. This is a Jubilee Year, and with it He will bring salvation and fear. Are we ready? Have we properly prepared? We ask, Dear Lord, fill our hearts with the Word, fill our minds, fill our souls, leave no space within us empty. Gird each of us with Your armor, prepare us that we may stand ready to join the fight.
This we pray, in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Amen
Loc: Arizona, 40 miles from the border in the DMZ
"In the name of the Father,
And of the Son,
And of the Holy Spirit,"Amen!
The Eternal Faithfulness of the Lord
Oh, give thanks to the LORD!
Call upon His name;
Make known His deeds among the peoples!
Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him;
Talk of all His wondrous works!
Glory in His holy name;
Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the LORD!
Seek the LORD and His strength;
Seek His face evermore!
Remember His marvelous works which He has done,
His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth,
O seed of Abraham His servant,
You children of Jacob, His chosen ones!
He is the LORD our God;
His judgments are in all the earth.
He remembers His covenant forever,
The word which He commanded, for a thousand generations,
The covenant which He made with Abraham,
And His oath to Isaac,
And confirmed it to Jacob for a statute,
To Israel as an everlasting covenant,
Saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan
As the allotment of your inheritance,”
When they were few in number,
Indeed very few, and strangers in it.
When they went from one nation to another,
From one kingdom to another people,
He permitted no one to do them wrong;
Yes, He rebuked kings for their sakes,
Saying, “Do not touch My anointed ones,
And do My prophets no harm.”
Moreover He called for a famine in the land;
He destroyed all the provision of bread.
He sent a man before them—
Joseph—who was sold as a slave.
They hurt his feet with fetters,
He was laid in irons.
Until the time that his word came to pass,
The word of the LORD tested him.
The king sent and released him,
The ruler of the people let him go free.
He made him lord of his house,
And ruler of all his possessions,
To bind his princes at his pleasure,
And teach his elders wisdom.
Israel also came into Egypt,
And Jacob dwelt in the land of Ham.
He increased His people greatly,
And made them stronger than their enemies.
He turned their heart to hate His people,
To deal craftily with His servants.
He sent Moses His servant,
And Aaron whom He had chosen.
They performed His signs among them,
And wonders in the land of Ham.
He sent darkness, and made it dark;
And they did not rebel against His word.
He turned their waters into blood,
And killed their fish.
Their land abounded with frogs,
Even in the chambers of their kings.
He spoke, and there came swarms of flies,
And lice in all their territory.
He gave them hail for rain,
And flaming fire in their land.
He struck their vines also, and their fig trees,
And splintered the trees of their territory.
He spoke, and locusts came,
Young locusts without number,
And ate up all the vegetation in their land,
And devoured the fruit of their ground.
He also destroyed all the firstborn in their land,
The first of all their strength.
He also brought them out with silver and gold,
And there was none feeble among His tribes.
Egypt was glad when they departed,
For the fear of them had fallen upon them.
He spread a cloud for a covering,
And fire to give light in the night.
The people asked, and He brought quail,
And satisfied them with the bread of heaven.
He opened the rock, and water gushed out;
It ran in the dry places like a river.
For He remembered His holy promise,
And Abraham His servant.
He brought out His people with joy,
His chosen ones with gladness.
44 He gave them the lands of the Gentiles,
And they inherited the labor of the nations,
That they might observe His statutes
And keep His laws.
Praise the LORD!
I have read a disturbing post which said, "In the scheme of things; This Life is short, no matter your beliefs. Some think and believe there is more to it. Some don't.
Oh well." The reply was, "Time will tell, and then - it will be too late for some." And the reply to that was, ".....we are never guaranteed tomorrow. In fact some may not even make it through today alive."
Even though these are very logical and true statements, the statement of "Oh well" is disturbing. It is disturbing because all of us, the believers and non-believers are God's children. All of us are God's Children. And because we are God's Children, we should not give up on anyone. If they don't believe in God, ask them why? Is it because they don't know God, or is it because they are angered at God?
Remember the prayer that Jesus, taught us:
Our Father, who art in heaven
Hallowed be thy Name,
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done,
On Earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day, Our Daily Bread.
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation
but Deliver us from Evil.
Is it not our responsibility as Christians to teach the world about the mysteries of the "Good News" of Jesus and his Father?
Is it really worth it if our attitude is "Oh well?"
What will Jesus say to you, if He asked you, "Well what did you do about the situation?, What did you do, as a student of my teaching, to convince your brother or sister, the Good News, and forgiveness of God?"
How would you respond? How would He respond to the frustrated comment, "Oh well?"
He would look at you in a loving manner and see the frustration behind your words.
He would understand the frustration of the disbelief of some you tried to teach.
Yes, Jesus and His Father gave us, His Children free will. This is really true. And Jesus helps protect freewill, just like His Father does. This Psalm shows the power of the Father, and our God. The most precious gift the Father gave us is free will. However, we must choose between life and death. We must choose between good and evil. We must choose between God and the void. When we sin against God, He does not destroy us, but gives us a chance to repent. A sinner consumed by sin cannot survive in the presence of the Lord. So to save us, Jesus came down to earth, and took our sins away from us, so that through the belief in Jesus, we can be reconciled with God.
Faith, Hope and Love, is the virtues of the Christian Human person. If one believes in Jesus and God, one is forgiven of His sin. This is Faith and Hope. But through the Love of God, we learn that we will not sin against God. For written into our hearts is the commands of Our Lord. As these virtues mature, the phrase, "Oh well" is destroyed. It is destroyed by wisdom. And through our Faith, Hope and Love in Jesus Christ, all will be saved.
We as Christians live a life of forgiveness. For in Jesus' prayer, we ask the Father to "Forgive us, our trespassess, as we forgive those who trespass against us." To release Satan from our lives, we can, and do have the ability to forgive Satan of the sins he created against us. This is one of the Lessons of Christ. This pains Satan who seeks our destruction. So Satan will bring the non-believers to us, each one greater than the last, seeking our destruction.
But through Faith, Hope and Love, we turn these non-believers into believers. And Satan's army is destroyed one soul at a time. But since our master, Jesus Christ had a hard time with His generation, so will we have a hard time with our own generations. But do not lose Hope. For through our pain in our labor for Christ, we store up riches in heaven. For we will meet one day in heaven.
We cannot let our hearts be hardened by the evil that men do. Nor can we dwell on our failures to convert people to God. Remember Jesus said, "Some will not be converted", However, through Hope in Jesus, we will all be saved. This is how great my Faith and Hope in Jesus is. It makes me happy, to show the power of God, to all, not for their destruction but for their conversion.
As I read the comments of BearK, and Bahmer, Bdamage, and others you too Eagleeye, I see the faith of our Lord Jesus, shining all day and night long. It is that light, the light of God, which must be shared with all humanity to convert the world. One soul at a time. I believe for every one soul we lose to Satan, we gain 1000 souls to God. But as Brother Duane Sheriff once said, we do not worry about the 1000 souls we helped save, through Jesus, but the one soul we lost. Therefore, our prayers for America, save America for our sons and daughters of this nation. (Duane Sheriff is a minister from Oklahoma City, that I once listened to that brought Jesus from 2000 years ago, to the modern era. Too bad he was not Catholic, like my sister said, but hey can't have everything in a world that Jesus loves diversity.)
One day all Christians, regardless of the branch of Christianity you are from; One day we will all be sitting at the table of the Lord, in a feast celebrating all of mankind and celebrating the Lord. And on that day, in the words of John, "Jesus will wipe away all our tears". It is on that day, that I hope to meet all of you, in the celebration of the Lamb. America is the Eagle, and England is the Lion, and Russia is the Bear. One day the Eagle, Lion, and Bear will bow down to the Lamb, and we will live in everlasting peace. The Sun and moon will pass away, and the Lamb will be our Light.
There are others that will meet us at the celebration of the Lamb, among them is Armageddon, Rockentute, Linda Lovejoy, and many others. These are members of the prayer team that have posted many posts, (and how can I forget Auntie-E with her beautiful hymns) We will all join the saints at the table of the Lord. Our master's cousin was beheaded by the world. John the Baptist. Our Master Jesus was crucified. Born out of the movement of John the Baptist, came us Christians. For Jesus, as the Prince of Peace, had John the Baptist pave the way, for a greater new life. So that our lives could be filled with happiness. But first we must go through the pain of the fire, to be tested.
Each non-believer tests us. They test our faith in God. We get frustrated, we get angered, and we seek to change the ways of the non-believers. As we in America preserve freedom, we as Christians must preserve free-will too. In order to do this, we must learn from each other. We must understand that life in Jesus Christ will make us free and preserve free-will. Notice that all those who try to control freedom and free-will end up controlling everyone? Isn't that slavery? Whether or not it is in chains, with money, sex, bullying etc, it not only enslaves us from freedom and free-will but it also makes us depressed, and put into despair. Living in Christ Jesus, frees us from the depression and despair. Living in Jesus makes us cry tears of Joy, and not tears of Sorrow.
Let your heart in Jesus Guide you. Let yourself increase your wisdom in Jesus.
In the end, "If Jesus is for us, who can be against us?". America is for Jesus. So Satan is against us. Satan knows this so he deceives us by using the principles of Jesus. But we must be smarter than that. We have the power to move mountains through the faith of Jesus. So don't despair but be vigilant in the principles of God.
I have written a brief summary of my knowledge of God, to make us greater than we are. Jesus is the only way. It is funny but Jesus doesn't change, but we do. In the 80s, I was speaking against the conservatives, until now I am conservative. The country has changed from conservative thinking to a point where there needs to be more conservatism and less liberalism. Freedom and free-will can only come with the disciplined. We must use self-control and temperance. Live in chastity, and be happy. We must experience all things, to get closer to God. Seek God, and if you were blind, you will see. If you are deaf you will hear. And if you are low in spirit, the Lord will lift you up on eagles wings, and restore your perfectness. Dying for Christ is simple, living for Christ is hard.
Live for Christ for life is a precious gift that can only be fulfilled by the light of love. May the Holy Spirit give you all who read this, who have once given up with the comment "Oh Well", refreshment of spirit. Go forth in faith, love and hope, and save this nation, one soul at a time.
God, Bless you all! Amen. Good night.
"In the name of the Father,
And of the Son,
And of the Holy Spirit,"Amen!
This is the prayer from 8/2/15
A new day, a new month, and yesterday, 8/1/15, the moon entered its new phase to begin to wane. The way time flies, soon it will once again be a new year. Time is like a river, once it flows past that water is gone, you cannot bring it back. It stays alive as long as it moves onward. We were blessed with life to live it, to move forward, to do something worthwhile. Isaiah 43:18 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past." Do not hold a grudge, for its ugliness will then 'hold' you. Forgive and move forward, forward in the Lord!
The sun, the moon, and all the constellations move in their orbits. They will remain captive to their course until His time has come. When the Son of man comes, in the clouds with power and glory, He will send forth the angels to gather His elect from the farthest end of the earth to the farthest end of heaven. Be there, be ready - no need to pack a bag, He will fill all our needs. There will be no more pain, no sickness, no more heartaches. We will be filled with the joy of His presence, and He will dwell among us. What GLORY!
Do you feel it? Does it give you a sense of completeness? The circuit will have been accomplished, once and for all, He will rule. Hallelujah! There is nothing more we could possibly add to that. His time has come, and we may be here to view the exaltation of the moment. Let us bless the Lord with all our might, with all of our mind, our heart, and our soul - be ready! We give You all praise, honor, and glory, in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen
This is a prayer from 8/3/15 - a mini-sermon
This morning I was 'trying' to write a prayer, but I felt so tired my mind didn't want to formulate meaningful words, so when I saw your prayer, NPP, I was grateful. My first thought, OH! how true your words - "The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart."
These words of yours carry with them a stern obligation: "It is more important to not hurt his feelings or offend him by saying that God does not want him to sin." To be politically correct , you should not tell them of their sin, but according to Ezekiel 33:9 "But if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, that person shall die in his iniquity, but you will have delivered your soul." Paul also talks about correcting sinners in Galatians and Timothy.
Look at some of the wealthy people whose faces adorn the latest gossip magazines. Money may be buying them comfort, is it providing peace of mind? If they are so happy, why are so many of them on drugs? It has been reported that Howard Hughes was asked, "How much money is enough?" His response, "Just a little bit more." He died a sick, twisted recluse. Why are these educated PhD's trying to convenience our young people there's a better way, that people aren't prepared to think for themselves - they must be led by those who know what you should think, and what you should do, for universal happiness.
Salvation is a personal thing, not some 'universal event'. It is something only you can obtain for yourself through the help of the Holy Spirit who will lead you to the Lord. Through the mercy and grace of our heavenly Father, in the sacrifice of His Son, our Savior, we may come to the gate of true salvation. It is so very personal, a private manifestation within your soul. A joy beyond words.
This quote by Helen Keller falls right in line with the Lord looking at your heart, "The best and most beautiful things must be felt with the heart." When we wrap our mind around the cares of our day, concerns of the world, we lose sight of the gift we have been given. The gift He gives us, the gift of a new day.
Thank You, Lord, and thank you, NPP, for a wonderful, thought provoking prayer. Amen and Amen.
I hope you don't mind that it led me to add a 'mini-sermon.'