Sunday, October 07, 2012
Jeremiah 18:1-8 The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying: “Arise and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause you to hear My words.” Then I went down to the potter's house, and there he was, making something at the wheel. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make. Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying: “O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter?” says the LORD. “Look, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel! “The instant I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, to pull down, and to destroy it, “if that nation against whom I have spoken turns from its evil, I will relent of the disaster that I thought to bring upon it.”
“Am I not the potter and you are the clay, Child? Will the clay question the potter about what He is doing it it's life? And yet My people have questioned Me in that way. My people have lived in prosperity without an understanding that I have given them all things richly to enjoy. They have given credit to themselves for the prosperity that comes only from Me. Am I not the One who gives you the power to get wealth? Did I not warn the Israelites to not forget Me when they entered into their Promised Land and experienced the abundance of goodness that I had provided for them? So it is with your people, My Child. They have forsaken Me for their own evil ways. I am the fountain of living water but they have hewed out cisterns of their own evil ways and have turned from Me to embrace the ways of the world. If only they would turn back to Me so they would not have to experience the calamity that awaits them. Turn back to Me, Child and I will once again pour out blessings upon your people, upon your nation. Turn to Me and allow Me to form you into a vessel of honor just as the potter forms the clay. Warn My people of the upcoming disaster and tell them to turn back to Me, the One true God. I will touch them and heal them and cause their land to once again be a light house for the hurting and the lost. Seek Me while there is still time.”
Oh Father, I pray that you will forgive us for turning from You and embracing the ways of the world. I confess our sins of idolatry, Father, in that we have worshiped the creature more than the Creator. Please forgive us, Father, and heal our land. Father, we are a nation founded upon You, upon Your godly principles. I pray that You will turn the eyes of our people back to You and cause us once again to be One nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all. Father, You have said that You hold the king's heart in Your hand like the rivers of water and You turn it whichever way You want. I ask You to turn the heart of our President to You, Lord. Cause Him to choose Your ways to lead our nation. I pray for godly leaders to be placed around Him. Leaders that will seek Your face and offer godly wisdom to Him for our nation's good. Father, I pray that You will once again reign supreme in the hearts of our people. I pray that You will forgive us for our ungodly ways and bring us back to You, Lord.
And now, father I pray that You will mold me and make me into the person that You want me to be. I pray that I might be as the clay in the potter's hand. Lord, fashion my heart to seek You and serve You according to Your will. May my life be a reflection of You as You fashion me into the image of Jesus. Cause my life to be formed into a vessel of honor that You can flow through to touch the world to further Your kingdom and to benefit them for their eternal destiny. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Saturday, October 06, 2012
2 Chronicles 16:7-9 And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said to him: “Because you have relied on the king of Syria, and have not relied on the LORD your God, therefore the army of the king of Syria has escaped from your hand. “Were the Ethiopians and the Lubin not a huge army with very many chariots and horsemen? Yet, because you relied on the LORD, He delivered them into your hand. “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. In this you have done foolishly; therefore from now on you shall have wars.”
“Do not trust in the ways of man. When you rely on Me, you open the channel of flow from My Spirit to you. I look for those whose hearts are loyal to Me so I can help them when they rely on Me. Relying on the world limits your ability to receive from Me. Seek Me first before going to the world. I will direct you in the way you should go. Rely on Me to lead you down the avenue that you are to walk. Did I not create all things? They are there for your disposal, but My direction leads you to the one that is beneficial for you. Seek My will before trusting yourself to worldly ways. My ways are higher than theirs and I think differently than men. I have the plan that will work for your particular situation. Do not fear, only believe!”
Father, I thank You that when we come to You and rely on You that You are there to help us! You know just what to do in each challenge of life that we face. I thank You, that when we seek Your direction, You will give it to us. You do not withhold help from Your children. Thank You for being so good to us! I pray for my friends, this morning, who may be facing what seems to be an insurmountable obstacle in their lives. Father, You know exactly what to do to bring them through to victory. I pray that they will seek You, trust You for the answer and follow Your directions as You give it. Father, I pray that they will be successful in over-coming and that they will experience the goodness of God in the land of the living. Father, reach down and meet them at their point of need. Open the windows of heaven over them and provide for the the need that they have in their lives. Show them Your glory in this their hour of need. Thank You, Father, for the victory. I thank You for giving them the answers to their questions. Thank You for showing them the way to success! To You be all the glory, honor and praise. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Friday, October 05, 2012
Matthew 24:37-39 “But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. “For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, “and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.”
2 Corinthians 4:3-4 But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who re perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.
2 Corinthians 5:18-21 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has commited to us the word of reconciliation. Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as thought God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
“As it was in the time of Noah so shall it be at the time of My return. There shall be marrying and partying and people scurrying about totally caught up in living life on their own doing what they see as normal and natural. They will be caught unaware because their focus is on themselves and not Me. Their minds are blinded to Who I am and the role I play in their salvation. The evil one has blinded their minds so they can't see the light of the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ in order to be saved. The blinders must be pulled down so they can see that they need a Savior. No on can be saved until they realize they are lost. I have made each one of My children who are born again to be My ministers of reconciliation to show the way of salvation the the lost and perishing. Some will listen and gladly receive the message of salvation that is offered to them; others will turn away just as they did when the disciples of old shared with the people of their day. This message of salvation is still the same; it hasn't lost it's power. The blood that I shed still works; it still cleanses people from their iniquity; it hasn't lost it's power. The messengers are what changes. Be diligent to share the message of hope that I offer with those who are perishing, Child. You are a light to those in the darkness. Call them into My family through the love that I have placed within you. They will know that you are Mine by the love that you show to those around you. Let them see Me shining through you and they will be drawn to the God who lives within you. Let your light so shine that they will see it and glorify Me, Your Heavenly Father. When you lift up the name of Jesus I will draw all men unto Myself. My heart is grieved over those who are lost. They have missed their day of visitation. Oh, how I long to gather them to Myself! I delay My return so they can have another opportunity to come to Me and be saved for I am not slack concerning My promise that those who come to Me and receive Me will be born into My kingdom and receive Son-ship in My family. The time is drawing near. Do not delay in sharing the way of salvation with those that I place within your sphere of influence. Do not delay in telling of My goodness so men will be drawn to repentance. I am the way, the truth and the life. No man comes unto the Father except through Me.”
Oh Father, I pray for the lost and perishing this morning. I pray, Father, that the blinders will come down off their minds so they will see what You have provided for them in the crucifixion of Your Son, Jesus Christ. I pray that they will see that they are lost without Him and they need to receive Him into their hearts to be born again. I pray, Father, that You will place people in their paths to share the love of God with them in ways that they will receive so they will have another opportunity to be saved. Father, I ask that You would not allow them to go out into eternity without You, but that You will bring them to salvation. I pray, Father, that those of us who know You will be diligent in sharing with those who need You the way of salvation. Father, cause our hearts to burn within us with the desire to be Your witnesses and the boldness to share in love with them, not condemning them for their sin, but encouraging them to receive the salvation that You offer.
Thank You, Father, for saving me. Thank You for giving me new life through the blood of Jesus Christ. Thank You for securing my salvation and receiving me into Your family. You are glorious and majestic! You are awesome and magnificent! You are the Lord God Almighty, the Creator of all mankind and the Savior of the world! To You be the glory, honor, praise and adoration! In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Friends, the time is growing near for Jesus to return. I pray that each one of you will search your hearts and if you do not have a relationship with Him that you will make today your day of salvation. Open your hearts to Him and ask Him to come in and save you. He wants to give you eternal life and a home in heaven when this life is over. If you have never prayed to receive Jesus into your heart please pray this prayer and sincerely mean it:
Father, I come before you recognizing that I need Jesus. I am lost and without a Savior and I know that You gave Your very own Son for me that I might have new life. I believe that Jesus is the Son of God, that He was crucified for my sin and that You raised Him to new life and He now sits at Your right hand in Heaven. I thank You, Lord Jesus, for laying down Your life for me. I ask You to come into my heart and save me from my sin. I vow to live every day of my life from this moment forward for You. I thank You, now for saving me! I confess You, Lord Jesus as my Savior and Lord. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen!
Romans 10:13 For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.”
Thursday, October 04, 2012
John 6:35 And Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst."
“I am the Bread of Life. He who feeds on Me will never hunger or thirst again for I offer the nourishment that comes only from the Father. The flesh gets its nourishment from the world, but I offer you nourishment for your soul and spirit. When you feed on My words you will be strengthened to face whatever lies ahead of you. Believe on Me and live; cling to Me as if your life depended on it, because it does. He who comes to Me will be saved. He who turns from Me will be doomed to an eternity apart from Me. The Bread that I offer you will refresh you, strengthen you and prepare you for victory in life's challenges. Look unto Me for I offer you what only heaven can give."
"I must increase in you, Child, for you to grow in Me. When you feed on Me, the Bread of Life, your spirit man is nourished and increased; growing up and maturing in a spiritual way. He who feeds on Me will grow to maturity, but he who feeds on worldly desires is dwarfed and doesn't have the nourishment required for his spirit man to be strengthened. For that life to rise up within you and nourish your soul you must believe that I am real. You must believe what I have said is true and you must cling to Me as if your life depended on it, because it really does. I am the true Bread that came down from heaven to do the will of My Father. My job is to give life to the world; those who come to Me and feed on the Bread that I offer them will live forever; eternally with the Father, in His presence. But you must believe in order to receive for without faith it is impossible for you receive anything from Me. Faith is the key that unlocks the door to Heaven's riches. Faith makes receiving from Me possible. So feed on Me, Child, listen to My words and meditate on them in your heart; cling to what I have said and trust Me and you will have eternal life, just as I have promised. You will live and be strengthened when you eat the Bread of Life that I offer.”
Father, I thank You for the words that You have spoken to my heart this morning. Lord Jesus, You are the Bread of Life. The words that You speak to me are brought to life within me by the Holy Spirit, Your life-giving Spirit. I receive from You the true Bread that nourishes my soul and spirit man this morning. I believe in You and trust You to give me eternal life, just as You have promised. You are the One true God and I cling to You, trust in You and rely on You for my life. Thank You for living within me and giving me the nourishment within for my spirit to grow to maturity. I receive all that You have for me and trust You to bring into manifestation in my life all that You have promised through Your word.
Father, I pray for my friends this morning that You would become so real in their lives that they will know, without a shadow of a doubt, that You live in them and they live in and through the words that You speak to them. I pray that they will experience the reality of Your presence within them. That they will know You more today than they did yesterday and that Your Spirit will be given the freedom within them to change and mold them into the very image of Jesus. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer in Jesus' name. Amen.
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Hebrews 6:1-20 (AMP) Accordingly God also, in His desire to show more convincingly and beyond doubt to those who were to inherit the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose and plan, intervened (mediated) with an oath. This was so that, by two unchangeable things [His promise and His oath] in which it is impossible for God ever to prove false or deceive us, we who have fled [to Him] for refuge might have mighty indwelling strengths and strong encouragement to grasp and hold fast the hope appointed for us and set before [us]. [Now] we have this [hope] as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul [it cannot slip and it cannot break down under whoever steps out upon it—a hope] that reaches farther and enters into [the very certainty of the Presence] within the veil, Where Jesus has entered in for us [in advance], a Forerunner having become a High Priest forever after the order (with the rank) of Melchizedek.
John 14:1 (AMP) DO NOT let your hearts be troubled (distressed, agitated). You believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely on God; believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely also on ME.
“Let not your heart be troubled, Child. Keep your heart focused on Me for I am the anchor for your soul. Have I not said that there will be life changing world events taking place in the time nearing My return? Yes, these things will come to pass. People will be lovers of themselves, having no regard for even family members around them; self-centered, thinking only of their own interests. There will be wars and rumors of wars; nation rising against nation and people fighting each other. These are all signs of the times you live in. But let not your heart be troubled. When you see these things happening know that My return is soon. Keep your eyes focused on Me; turn not to the right or to the left wondering what to do. Place your hope in Me for I will anchor your soul so you do not fly out of control in fear with the emotions that these occurrences will try to bring out in you. Fear is an enemy of your soul. Do not be anxious about anything but bring those concerns to Me in prayer and I will give you peace. Rest and trust in Me for I am the anchor that holds you steady in these last days. Do not let your heart be troubled.”
Father, I thank You for the assurance that You are the One that anchors our souls steady in the midst of the storms raging around us. Thank You for giving us peace when we bring our concerns to You. You are our God and we look to You for the answers to life's questions. I pray this morning for my friends who are going through anxiety regarding what is happening around them. I ask You, Father, to heal the hurts in their hearts, bring restoration to broken relationships and give them peace. I pray, Father, for those who may be troubled by the world events that we see taking place every day. Father, Your word says that You created us, You know us, and You will provide for us. I thank You for the assurance that even though these things must come to pass in the last days that we can rest in Your provision for our lives. I pray for our nation and our leaders this morning that You will open blinded eyes and provide the direction that they need to lead our nation in the way that You would have us go. I pray that our people will turn back to You and proclaim You, once again, as the Rock on which we were founded. Father, I pray that You will direct Your people to pray for our nation's leaders that we might live in peace and might glorify You once again in our country. Thank You, Father! In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
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