The Precious Children- 1


I will pick up on this theme in part 2 of our precious children. I would ask for prayer for children everywhere that they remain safe and secure with loving parents. Oh Lord put a hedge of protection around our children and keep them safe from any and all harm. In Jesus name. Amen!

Government and Politics- 2



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Who are the people that resist the government? It is God who gives these leaders their Authority. Just yesterday in a cabinet meeting, President Trump began the session with prayer for our nation. It truly needs it. On one hand, in the swamp, as the president so labels it, there is the obstructionist Democrats who vote as a block against the president no matter what the issue. Are they really for positive change in Washington? On the other hand is the president himself who changes his mind quickly and uses Twitter as his mouthpiece which I do not believe is suitable for a president of the United States. Turmoil seems to be the order of the day in Washington. Then you throw into that mess the Press.

The Free Press in our country is out of control. It would seem that they Bleed Blue, Democratic blue. They try to make President Trump look as bad as possible. Our press is a laughing stock in the world. It would seem the president draws a negative press wherever he goes but the president’s people back him soundly. While President Trump’s approval rating is rising Congress and the Senate remain low with the Press coming in last place. With everything surrounding president Trump going on behind the scenes there’s an effort to remove him from office backed by Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. This drama gets no press coverage and that is a disgrace. A free press should cover all the stories without bias and yet sometimes it focuses on garbage news not worthy of our press while they ignore larger issues at hand. One of those bizarre nuances of the press is how they report a story fully and then say, we have not been able to confirm this source with whatever Network they’re servingwa. That’s like putting the Wagon in front we of the horse. The press needs to be more responsible because they are Their Own Worst Enemy. Fake news is the order.of the day and it seems to be working for the Press. Sooner or later our Free Press will not be trusted whatsoever by anyone. That is the mess and it’s happening in Washington today. Reflect back on the scripture for today. Those that resist the ordinance of God bring Swift destruction on themselves. If God put president Trump in control of the country, as he had done previously with Barack Obama, how should the people react? Recall the first king of Israel. God told the people what kind of King Saul would be and it wasn’t pretty people. The people wanted to be like all the other nations around them and so they voted Saul in and the Lord out. Saul was just as the Lord prophesied he would be. One of the best lines in 1st Samuel was they have not rejected you but they have rejected me says the Lord. Next I will focus on how we should behave toward the president of the United States.

The Proper Perspective to Prayer


The prophet Habakkuk teaches much about prayer. Prayer is easy in times of plenty but how do we function in prayer during bad times? Yes, many of us pray in bad times hoping to get out of them. But do we offer praise and thanksgiving at those times as well? Habakkuk teaches us that despite whatever negatives are weighing us down YET we can still praise God and thank him for breath of life, good friends, and that he is always there for us even in the worst of times. For when I am weak, then am I strong. Prayer should be made at all times but sometimes in times of plenty we forget to thank God for his many daily blessings. It seems that most often we only turn to God in bad times when we need him most. The proper perspective to prayer is that it needs to be done daily weather in good times or bad. Prayer shall be made to him continually and daily he shall be praised. Amen!

Praying the Scriptures


habakkuk-3-17-19This is my second favorite prayer scripture. It reminds me of a verse from James in the New Testament. Count it all joy when you fall into various trials, for the testing of your faith produces patience. Here in Habakkuk it starts out with various trials that might test our faith. Then comes the key word of the passage.”YET”. If we were doing a chiasm that word would be the center of the text. The text started out with three negatives yet finishes with three positives. I will joy in the god of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength. Try praying your favorite scriptures as it will put Wings to your faith!

A Formula for Prayer: J-O-Y !


big_thumbh Did you know there was a formula for good prayer? The J is for Jesus. Begin your prayer with the worship of Jesus Christ and all that he has done for you in your life. The O is for others. Pray for the significant others in your life or for anyone in general that may need prayer. The Y is for yourself. Pray for your needs and for the Lord to help you in your weaknesses. This is a method for successful prayer and also to find joy in your life. Prayer is a little like eating salted peanuts. The more you eat the more you like it. Therefore the more you pray it will become a regular routine for you and enrich your life at the same time.

A “Spirited” Conversation with Christadelphians- 3


This is the last installment in this series. I hope I have had enough information that any serious student of the Bible will see that the Holy Spirit is most definitely in operation today. I hope that the Christadelphians have their Superior brain on today so they can discern the truth of the Holy Spirits existence today. If not, they remain an IM- intellectual moron. Please pray for the wisdom of Christadelphins. If not they are going to the hell that they also believe doesn’t exist.

CONVERSION THERAPY- 2


Methods such as aversion therapy use nausea inducement or electric shock to steer one away from homosexual thoughts in conversion therapy. The US and Europe have tried these along with the old standard drugs.

I’ve personally conducted Bible study on a one to one basis. I take homosexuals that are willing through verses in the Bible dealing with the sin. We start in the Old and move right through the New Testament.   I let the client respond to any verse. Each session is bathed in prayer.

I find there is a time to stop and allow the Holy Spirit to do His work. Conversion Therapy is not of Christ. It is a form of torture.  Try talking to those willing in a spirit of love and gentleness. More states need to outlaw Conversion Therapy. 

The Jewish Talmud About You


If the Jews hated Jesus, how do they feel about Christians? Despite what you read here we are still to pray and witness to Jews. And pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Now the tough part, while there is blindness in part, witness to Jews  about Jesus who came and died for them. Be persistent in your witness. 

 

 

 

Opening a Window


I you’re looking for a mission field or an area to pray for this is it. The 10/40 Window is the most difficult Mission field for Christians as it contains Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists. Islamic countries can put you to death for proselytizing their people. Prayer is always helpful in these areas and perhaps you should make that your personal prayer Mission Nightly? After years of Oppression these people need Jesus Christ to cast off centuries of bondage.How many prayer warriors read this website? This is something you can direct your prayers too for God to intervene. These people need Jesus Christ too. Poverty is often found in these countries and not only for bread but also of spiritual nourishment which they have never had. Pray for those within the 10/40 window that they might find Freedom in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Daily Communion with God


Why+is+Prayer+so+Hard+We…+Prayer…+are+busy+are+distracted Why is prayer so hard for the majority of us? Granted, in times of trouble everyone seems to pray to God, Believers and unbelievers alike. When was the last time you had a conversation with God? Many times we pray to God for things we need or want. But how about just talking to God and getting to know him better? John 17:3 says, this is eternal life, that they may know you the only true God and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. Don’t you think that you need to know God better and better each day for after all you will be with him for eternity someday? Over the next few weeks I will have more thoughts on prayer. By the way, I think God may be listening tonight in the event you might want to talk to him.

Why Do the Roman Catholics Pray to Mary?


Mary will save the world? I thought that was Jesus Christ that did that? But why pray to Mary at all for Mary to intercede for you on behalf of the father? The only mediator between God and man is Christ Jesus so where does Mary fit in? She doesn’t!

Is Mary trying to take the place of the Holy Ghost? Why ask Mary to pray for you when that is the function of the Holy Spirit? He makes intercession for us in Grownings that cannot be uttered. Holy Spirit prays for us even when we do not know what to pray for. What is prayer to Mary really doing?

Is prayer to Mary quenching the spirit? Absolutely!

The Holy Spirit intercedes for us in prayer according with the will of God. The Holy Spirit is part of the Triune God. Mary is NOT part of that trinity! So why have prayers through her?

Prayer Should Never Be the Last Resort


Today I had an interesting thing happen to me. I ate a normal breakfast but the bacon was not well done part of it got caught in my esophagus. Normally this would call for a certain type of medicine that breaks it up. The last time I had it I drink a glass of water with the interior of the pill in the water. It also got caught in my throat and I began choking and gagging as the medicine had no place to go. I began to pass out when all of a sudden the passageway opened up and I could swallow again. It was very scary and I didn’t want to go through that again today. I ate breakfast at 8 in the morning and then could not swallow anything again. Everything came up that I tried to swallow. I didn’t want to take that medicine after what had happened the last time. The alternative was going to the hospital. Finally I thought of Prayer in regards to a healing. I’m really down on Ministries that heal because of what they represent. And they really bring down the name of Jesus Christ by their actions. These are the Benny Hinn’s land Joyce Meyers who make a mockery out of healing by somehow turning it into the Prosperity Gospel for them. At this point though I did turn to Jesus as a last resort and there was a vacancy there. I focused on him deeply and in his name prayed that the obstacle instructed my esophagus what depart and it actually did. I have been healed in minor things before but never something like this. All morning long I couldn’t swallow anything and the hospital was a last resort. Well, not really the last resort that was Jesus but he was still open to me and healed me and all praise and glory goes to him for what He did for me. Prayer to me has always been to glorify God. I will remember what he did for me today.

Oh yes, in the name of Jesus he will save you too and there is no other name under Heaven or Earth by which you can be saved straight up. Hallelujah to the Lamb of God

LECTIO DIVINA


When I left the Roman Catholic Church I took only one redeemable thing with me and that was Lectio Divina or how to pray the scriptures.  On my third time through the Bible I made a point of it to search the scriptures daily for biblical prayers. Habakkuk 3:17-19 is perhaps my favorite in all of scripture because it demands us that whatever the circumstance we trust God. 

2nd Chronicles 20:12 is another great Lectio Divina. Three enemies are coming against a godly king yet his prayer is fantastic. O LORD, WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO, BUT OUR EYES ARE UPON YOU. How often do we have that sort of prayer Today?

God responded in a most unconventional way. He told Israel to sing praises to God as three fully equipped enemies bore down on them. STAND STILL AND SEE THE SALVATION OF THE LORD. Immediately two of the armies wiped out the third one and then the two remaining armies battled each other till none was left. Israel trusted God through insurmountable odds.

When you pray the Scriptures as you read each word prayerfully focus your full attention on the Lord and deliverance. Offer a seasoning of Thanksgiving for good measure. Pray that His Spirit will allow you to compare spiritual thins with spiritual. You will greatly enrich your prayer life through the scriptures.