Need Someone to Pray for You? Read to the Last Part…Jesus Prays for Us…

JOHN 17

Prayer for the Son

1These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: 2As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. 3And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. 4I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. 5And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

Prayer for the Disciples

6I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. 7Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. 8For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. 9I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. 10And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them. 11And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. 12While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

13And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. 14I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 15I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. 16They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 17Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. 18As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. 19And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

Prayer for all Believers

20Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 21That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

22And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: 23I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. 24Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

25O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. 26And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.

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Psalm 23

​The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:

He leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul:

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;

Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:

Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Justice 

Luke 18:1-8
And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;  Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:  And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.  And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;  Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.  And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.  And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?  I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

COMMENTARY 

Today we have a story of a judge who is “unjust”. The end of this parable finds the corrupt judge granting justice to a widow who simply would not stop bothering him. She does not find justice in her situation because the judge’s heart turns around, but because of her persistence. The question on the table is: Do you believe that God will give you justice? This passage promises that God gives justice to “his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night”, and that he will do it quickly. Are you willing to believe that today and live in a way that reflects that you trust God completely with justice? When we are hurt or wronged, and wish to seek retribution – we either take matters into our own hands, or we release matters into God’s. Let Him take the lead on justice, and allow Him to work forgiveness in your heart.

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How Do I Walk with the Lord?

I believe if we pray and ask the Lord to give us understanding that this section of 2nd Peter tells us a lot.

Read it.
Meditate on it.
Seeking the Lord.

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Middle – East Prophecy Update – April 10th, 2016 JD Farag

Religious Freedom?

This is a must watch.  Non-believers and believers alike need to care.  If you are an American you should care.  It will affect you.

Religious Freedom Under Fire

Stormy Clouds Approach

So as in the days of Noah so shall be the days of the coming of the Son of Man.  It had never rained before so you can understand why they may have had a hard time believing Noah.  We have had rain and storms and all sorts of devastation and yet many are asleep and don’t want to see the world as it is. Watch the video and see if you can see the correlation.  Time is  ticking. 

“As in the Days of Noah”
So, are you ready?

Receive This Free Gift!

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Romans 8:1-2
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,  because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.
Commentary
In the beginning, the Triune God breathed life into us all. Then sin entered, and our relationship with God was broken. Enslaved to sin, we were hopeless…dead in our transgressions. Reconciliation to God, something we could never have accomplished, came to us in the person of Jesus Christ. In His life, death, resurrection, and return to the Father in Heaven, He paved the way for the Spirit of Life (The Holy Spirit) to seal us in relationship with God forever. Those who believe in Christ are now sealed in that love relationship, and have gained eternal life.

Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.

Hope for America!

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I am not sure how most of America feels, but I felt pretty down and sad and hopeless.  Not hopeless in my life because my hope is in Jesus Christ. Hope for America.  I have felt like it was a train wreck without hope of repair.  Pastor Jack Hibbs in this short part 1 segment has revived my hope in this nation that the Lord God has used greatly and He has blessed us. It is not hopeless until we stop being a people who prays. Watch.  We all need our spirits lifted!

“A Call To Remember – Part 1”

Frustrated Because They Don’t Listen?

I bet we have all experienced this feeling.  We try to get our family or friends to understand the time in which we live.  We try to make them see they need to know the Lord.  We try to make them understand there is so much more to this life or more importantly  the eternal one  We try to get them to realize they need a  Saviour.  We maybe push too much.  Our frustration may begin to show.  Do we sometimes act like WE are their hope?  If they don’t listen to us then is it all over?

I think we  often do that without meaning to.  Without realizing we might create more harm.

This scripture speaks to me. It takes a load off my shoulders too. Put my focus back on simply loving the Lord and people and plant a seed and then move along. I no longer need to stand over the seed with my hoe and a water hose waiting on it to shoot up out of the ground immediately before me.  How much time am I wasting? I could be planting another seed.  We are nothing but servants and the Lord does the important work. Do you think sometimes the Lord wants to say “Enough already. ..move on”?

1 Corinthians 3:5-9
What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe—as the Lord has assigned to each his task.  I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.  So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.  The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor.  For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.
COMMENTARY
Here Paul describes a co-operative effort, not by the design of men, but that it is God’s design to have them plant and water together. To plant a seed, God must make the soil (people’s hearts) ready and open to receive it. The watering and caring for a seed once planted is something only the power of God can accomplish, and it is an amazing work by done by the Holy Spirit through various avenues. The point is that the apostles are in service to the same God through Jesus Christ, and that these early believers were theirs to care for.

Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.

He THEN cried out to the Lord!

So, maybe today we should consider seeking His will 1st instead of after we find ourselves in a bad spot.

Jonah 2

1 Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish’s belly,

2 And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.

3 For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.

4 Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple.

5 The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head.

6 I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God.

7 When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.

8 They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

9 But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.

10 And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.

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           Cry out and be free!

Tired and Weary

I am always exhausted.  I have been for months.  Age maybe?  I don’t have the answer.  I will challenge myself to get all my housework completed on Saturday.  Sunday will be Gods and rest.

Isaiah 40:28
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.

Commentary
Today’s challenge is to believe that God’s understanding is unsearchable. Every day I encounter situations that I do not fully understand, yet I belong to a God who does understand…perfectly. Our surrender to His leading makes us instruments of His grace every single day. Our God never grows tired, yet He chose to rest on the seventh day of creation to show us that rest is a necessary part of living. Rest in the knowledge that God always understands. We do not have to convince Him of our situation or prove our case – He knows exactly what is going on. He is with us.

Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.
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