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Hunting with Truth

 

This morning during my devotions the Lord spoke to me and said, “The Body of Christ is weak and scrawny. My Word is full and free for those who choose to eat of it. No, the Body of Christ is weak and scrawny because there is a fast in the land.”

“The people of God are fasting from the Word of God. The people of God are fasting from the promises of God and the people of God are fasting from the holiness of God.”

“My Body has become “of” the world not just “in” the world. My Body is working to hate the sinner or love the sin but they are not loving the sinner to wholeness in Me while hating the sin. You all are going along to get along with a dying and fading world system.”

“Because of My Body’s refusal to keep My commandments and follow My ways, the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is only a flicker. They are no longer the candle that sits on the hill, they are just a smoldering wick.”

He who has an ear, let him hear.

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Prayer for Today

Failure success future

April 27, 2015

Father, when we realize how far we’ve allowed ourselves to fall into the pit falls of the world system, we feel hurt and disappointed with ourselves. Not only have we fallen into the financial pitfall of the world system but also the mental, emotion, physical and spiritual pitfalls. Thank You Lord for allowing us to go into the pits, but not allowing us to stay there!

Father, just like You were with Joseph when he went into the pit, You have been with us. You were with Joseph every step of the way during his time in Potiphar’s home, while he was in prison and when he served in the court of Pharaoh; and You have been with, are still with and will continue to be with us.

Father, You didn’t leave Joseph in the pit falls of his life and You won’t leave us in our pitfalls. You brought Joseph out of his pits more powerful than when he went in to the pits and You will do the same thing for us if we have the character of Joseph.

Father You blessed Joseph because he operated in his gifts, no matter the circumstances he was facing. He was always honorable to his masters/bosses no matter how they treated him. Joseph always He handled the business affairs that were given to him with knowledge and truth and he always gave You, Lord God, the glory.

Father, while I am climbing out of the pit falls of the world system, help me to have the character of Joseph in all aspects of my life. It is in Jesus name I pray and say Amen.

Scripture references:

Genesis 37:23 – 24

Genesis 39:1 – 6

Genesis 39:11 – 12

Genesis 39:20 – 23

Genesis 40:8

Genesis 41:15 – 16

 

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Prayer for Today

April 24, 2015

Father God, as Your children climb out of the pit of the world system into the marvelous light of Your Son Jesus Christ, we need You to help us redefine success and failure.

Your children know what the world calls success; big homes, expensive cars and lots of money. Unfortunately, too often these “successes” come with relaxed morals and lacking ethics. We see it all the time on the news and even in some churches.

We have looked at others who have all the things the world calls success and tried to mimic them. That’s why so many of us find ourselves broken and ashamed of what we’ve done and what we have become. Father, forgive us!

Lord, help us to seek after Your definition of success. Help us to look more and more like Jesus every day. Help us to obey Your Word even when we can’t figure out what You’re doing and, help us to seek after and fulfill the destiny You have planned for each of us.

Father help us replace our fear of earthly failure with the peace of being successful in You. Step by step and day by day help us to climb out of our spiritual pits so we can come into the full light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is in the precious name of Jesus we pray and say Amen.

Scripture references:

II Kings 18:5 – 7                                               Hebrews 13:5

II Chronicles 26:5                                          I John 1:3, 6 – 7

Proverbs 24:19

Ephesians 1:3

II Timothy 2:3

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Prayer for Today

Trust in God

April 23, 2015

 

Father, as Your children purpose to climb out of the muck and mire of the world system that we’ve put ourselves in, we’re going to need Your divine help in the area of our finances. Too many of us are over extended and underwater with our credit, mortgages and other payments.

We confess we have not been good stewards of what You have given us. We have sought after things we really didn’t need and as a consequence of our greed, we have placed ourselves in financial binds. Forgive us!

Father, we need Your wisdom regarding climbing out of these financial holes. Do we file bankruptcy? Do we go to credit counseling? Do we allow our homes to go into foreclosure? Do we allow other bills to go by the wayside while we pay off one debt at a time? We need an individual plan that fits each of our needs. Father, we are looking to You and You alone for our help.

Father God we know Your Word says You will supply all our of needs, not our greeds, according to Your riches in glory in Jesus Christ, so, even as we are climbing out of our financial holes, we are assured of Your blessings on our lives. Our needs will be met in Jesus name.

Lord God, we know Your Word says, “Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another…” As we climb out of this hole please help us help each other. Help us love one another and help us to encourage one another. Father, we need You now, more than ever. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

Scripture References:

 Job 12:13                                             Romans 13:8

Proverbs 15:27                                 Philippians 4:19

Proverbs 28:25

Luke 12:15

Luke 16:1 – 13

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Prayer for Today

Climbing out of pit

April 22, 2015

Father God, You have given Your children everything we need to live a full and productive life. You have given us Godly wisdom. You have given us courage and boldness. You have given us the ability to produce wealth; not only material wealth but spiritual wealth. You have given us the power, the authority and the dominion to rule and rein in the earth.

Father, it is true that You have given us all of these things but, most of us don’t live up to the greatness You have bestowed on us. Most of us live from pay check to pay check because we’re too afraid to walk by faith and fulfill the destiny You have placed in our hearts and minds. Many of us live sad, depressed and less than productive lives because we’re trying to live like the world system says we’re supposed to live.

Father, too many of Your children are trying to live down to the level of the world rather than living up to the Kingdom of God.  You’ve called and positioned us to live life to the abundant, yet we wallow in the muck and mire of the world. Forgive us!

Father we need Your help to climb out of the pitfalls of this world. Father, help Your children we pray in Jesus name. Amen.

Scripture References:

Genesis 1:26                                      Proverbs 3:13                    Colossians 1:12 – 14

Deuteronomy 8:18                        Proverbs 22:5                   II Peter 1:2 – 4

Psalm 9:15                                          Ecclesiastes 2:26

Psalm 40:2                                         Ecclesiastes 3:11

Psalm 138:3                                        Isaiah 11:1 – 3

 

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Prayer for Today

April 20, 2015

Father You are my peace! More than just my peace, You are my Shalom. You are the reason I am complete; nothing missing in of my life, nothing out of place. You are the fulfillment of everything I need, when the need arises. You are the “I Am Who I Am” God.

Father, when everything seems to be going to hell in a handbasket, You lift up a standard again my enemy; a human enemy, a supernatural enemy or my own flesh that doesn’t want to submit to my spirit person. You lift up a standard against the enemy that rages in me! You are my Shalom!

Yes Father, I recognize that sometimes I’m my own worst enemy. My old habits, my old thought patterns and my old attitudes want to rise up and have me live the way I use to live before Jesus became my Savior and Lord. Jesus paid too high a price to redeem me back to You Father, for me to allow my old ways to drag me backwards! You are my Shalom!

I am a new creature, old things have died and I am new in Christ Jesus. I have His Shalom living in me! I have Jesus’ Shalom quieting my flesh! I will submit to the Shalom of Christ and I will not allow the raging storms in my life to cause me to operate like my old self. I am a new creature and I am full of the Shalom of Christ. I believe and walk in it, in Jesus name. Amen.

Scripture references:

Exodus 3:14                                      II Corinthians 5:17

Isaiah 43:18 – 19                              Galatians 4:4 – 9

Isaiah 59:19 (Amplified)

John 14:27

I Corinthians 9:27

 

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Prayer for Today

April 17, 2015

Lord, thank you for the history I have with You.  You have been with me from the beginning and You appointed everything in my life. My birth and all the circumstances surrounding it, where I lived, where I went to school, who I married, my children; everything about me was  appointed by You. Every turn in my life has Your fingerprints on it.  There is nothing about me that You don’t know.

Lord sometimes I feel my life is floundering or spiraling out of control. Father, help me remember my life was set apart by Your will for me, and everything that You ordained for me shall come to pass.

Lord, help me not to view hardships, trials or tribulations as permanent; thereby causing me to deal with the problem as a permanent fixture in my life.  Help me to view the difficulty with a Godly wisdom; knowing that You allowed the situation or circumstance I am facing to come into my life to make me more like Your son, Jesus Christ.

Lord, don’t allow me to forget that each difficulty I face will work for my good because I love You and You have called me to Your royal order. Remind me that I have already overcome every obstacle that will confront me because I am in Christ and He has already overcome the world.

Thank You Lord for helping me to see with spiritual eyes that I do not have to worry about life or body,  for You have already prepared a plan to take care of my every need.  A plan to prosper me not to hurt me – You are my hope and my future.  Lord your Word is my assurance that You are with me always, even to the end of time.  I pray in Jesus matchless name. Amen.

Scripture References:

Leviticus 20:26                                John 16:33

Psalms 139:13 – 16                           Philippians 2:1 – 8

Jeremiah 1:5                                      Romans 8:28

Jeremiah 29:11                                 Philippians 2:1 – 8

Matthew 6:25 – 30                        I Peter 2:9 – 10

 

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Prayer for Today

Falling apart bible

April 16, 2015

Father, when I’m faced with difficult situations and circumstances my humanity comes to the surface. I know Your Word says that You haven’t given me the spirit of fear but sometimes I am fearful.

Father Almighty, when I am dealing with the illness of a loved one, I feel fearful of losing them. When I faced with the loss of income, I am fearful of losing my home, car or other possessions that I need. When I’m confronted with the loss of a friend because they don’t want to hear the truth, I become fearful because my relationship with them is important to me. Forgive me Father, but I’m only human.

I know that as long as I am alive a certain level of fear is going to surface from time to time but, I refuse to allow fear to control my mind or my emotions. That’s why I run to You and find shelter in Your Word.

Your Word reminds me that You are Elohim, the Creator of heaven and earth; You are the God of everyone and everything! Nothing is greater than You. No illness, no financial shortfall;  nothing is greater than You!

When I run to Your Word my fears are relieved because Your reminds me of Your unfailing love and greatness. Thank You for being my fortress, my refuge in difficult times and my very present help in the time of trouble. Thank You!

In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Scripture References:

Psalm 46

Proverbs 30:5 – 6

John 1:1 – 4, 14

II Timothy 1:7

 

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Prayer for Today

Sword Sharper than Two Edge Sword

April 14, 2015

Father, Your Word says I should seek Your counsel first, but seeking Your counsel takes so much time. Seeking Your counsel means I have to stop what I’m doing, read Your Word, think about what You’re conveying to me and then I have to internalize it. Lord seeking Your counsel takes effort and time.

The world system is constantly giving me its counsel without my asking for it. I don’t have to stop what I’m doing; I can just keep watching TV, listening to the radio or reading books that have nothing to do with my relationship with You and the world system keeps pouring its counsel into my ears. It may not be good counsel but they just keep it coming!

I’ve come to the realization that the world system does not have my best interest at heart. I need Your counsel and the input from other people who operate in Godly wisdom because I’m tired of making decisions that don’t give me what I want or worse, end up being bad decisions.

Lord God, I’m ready to make the effort to listen to Your counsel. I know that listening to You and those who operate in Your wisdom will propel me forward so I can make good decisions and become who You have purposed me to be from the beginning of time. Father God, help me! In Jesus name I pray and say, amen.

Scripture References:

I King 22:5                         Matthew 7:13

Psalm 73:24                       Mark 1:35

Proverb 8:14                     Hebrews 4:11 – 16

Proverb 12:15

Proverb 15:22

 

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Prayer for Today

Faithful are the wounds of a friend

April 13, 2015

Father, help me to listen to the voices of the people who love me, care for me and have my best interest at heart. Sometimes their voices get drowned out by the same loud voices that drowned out Your voice and I end up making bad decisions because I pay attention to the wrong voices.

Father God, help me to listen to those who are close to me who have Godly wisdom and will speak the truth to me even if it’s not what I want to hear.

I know my spouse, significant other; parents; sibling and close friends know me better than anyone else. I should listen to them because they want what is best for me. The loud voices of the world what me to confirm to be and do what they tell me, even if it’s not good for me. The voices of the world don’t care about me!

Father, help me to hear and listen to the voices of the people You’ve placed in my life for my betterment. Help me Lord to block out and drowned out the voices of the world!

I pray with full sincerity in Jesus name. Amen.

Scripture References:

Proverbs 17:17

Proverbs 18:24

Proverbs 27:6

Proverbs 27:10

 

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