Oh Lord, I pray for every Christian in this world. There is much fear right now because of the coronavirus, and I know that this is just the beginning of sorrows. Not too far distant from now, I know that things will be getting much worse, and I pray that we will be ready. No matter what the media may say about how to get our life back in order, because of some mark we have to get in our hands or foreheads, it will not be worth it. I would rather live for You, Jesus, than to find any more comfort that this world wants to offer me. It is not worth losing my salvation over things that are so trivial in life. A life lived for you on earth may not equal prosperity and wealth in the lives of unbelievers, but our riches are in heaven. I may not see all the blessings for me now, but I know that You will come through because of Your promises. I would rather build up treasures in heaven than to build up earthly treasures that don’t matter after death. So no matter if things start to get worse, Lord, I will continue to witness the gospel message to people. It is my prayer that Your courage and strength will ever be with me, even when most others are hiding out. Your message of hope is for everyone that will call upon Your Name, Jesus, and I desire to tell everyone that has an ear to ear. May more people be saved before Your return or before they die. It would be awesome to see Atheists, Muslims, Buddhists, and every person of every false and corrupted religion come humbly before You in faith. Our destiny is not yet set until our dying breath. Therefore, I pray for a day of repentance. Where people will call upon Your Name in all their confessions. Then, will they turn from their sins and You will become their God. This I pray, in your holy Name, Jesus. With all my love to You, I pray this. Amen.
Revelation 20:4,5 (KJV)
4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
To be able to buy or sell is not worth getting the mark of the beast. Blessings in heaven are worth more than comfort on earth.
One thing that I know for sure is that I am willing to lose my life for Jesus, no matter what. I am also willing to give up buying and selling if it means having to get the mark of the beast. Continue Reading
Oh Lord, I love Your laws and commandments for my life. To do Your will is what brings me joy in this life. Even Your counsel is food for my soul. I am so happy that You have looked into my life and seen the wickedness that was therein, in order for me to repent of it. Whatever is keeping me apart from Your presence is not needed any longer, for living for You is my top priority. I'd rather live in faith, then to have the pleasures of this world fall upon me. I do not need wealth and security in this life, but only what You would bless me with. Even my flesh is better suited for Your kingdom, then to be turned over to the lusts therein, that only lead me to be burdened in sadness, guilt, and shame. I have tested the waters of sin and death, and have found them to be wretched, as I was once wretched inside. Surely, You saw inside of me a person that I never knew existed. A person that was destined for more than what I thought was possible. I may have thought that I had experienced the best this world offered already, but I was so blinded. I did not have ears to hear You or eyes to see You until I was fully surrendered to You. It felt so good to remove the porn, adulterous thoughts, and other lustful intents from my heart. It was a cleansing of my heart and mind, that I had never experienced before. I was renewed through Your blood. Thank You, Jesus. I may have walked apart from You for many years of my life, but now I am Yours. People can say all they want about me, but their opinions do not matter, for my heart is for You only. I am Your humble servant, fully repented, and am here to lean on You for the understanding I need in this life and the next. I love You, Jesus. You are everything to me. I give You the glory and praise. Amen.
2 Chronicles 12:5-7 (KJV)
5 Then came Shemaiah the prophet to Rehoboam, and to the princes of Judah, that were gathered together to Jerusalem because of Shishak, and said unto them, Thus saith the Lord, Ye have forsaken me, and therefore have I also left you in the hand of Shishak.
6 Whereupon the princes of Israel and the king humbled themselves; and they said, The Lord is righteous.
7 And when the Lord saw that they humbled themselves, the word of the Lord came to Shemaiah, saying, They have humbled themselves; therefore I will not destroy them, but I will grant them some deliverance; and my wrath shall not be poured out upon Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak.
Even if you humble yourself now before God, and then later transgress against Him, you are to repent or be destroyed by His hand.
The same thing that happened to Rehoboam happens to us as well, because we allow things in our lives to defile the temple of God in us. Continue Reading
Oh Lord, what a time we are living in right now. Things have become outright crazy, even in all around the world. It seems that the number of cases and deaths for the coronavirus is not decreasing anytime soon, which is causing many people to become fearful of it. As for me and other Christians, we have nothing to fear, for You are our protector in the storms and trials of life. We know that this life is vapor, and after it is all over, we will be with You, God, in the heavens above. People may be fearing the worst during this pandemic, but I am at peace, as I rest in Your holy presence. No matter if times get worse and a vaccine of some sort comes out, that involves a microchip, I will not be one to get it. The devil may showcase this vaccine as a remedy to the situation, but I know that to get the mark of the beast is also forgoing my salvation. Therefore, I will stand tall, while living out my faith till the end, even if times get harder. I also pray that others will also not give up their beliefs, just to be able to find temporary safety and satisfaction in what seems like in these trying times that we live in. Lord, if this is really the time of the great tribulation, I know that things are not going to get any better. Even soon, You will come to this earth with Your holy angels with fire and a sword. The wicked will see the wrath of God first hand and wished that they would have repented and not given into the beast before they are destroyed. Lord, no matter what lies before me, I will march forth in serving You. Even if Christians are tested, even to being killed, I will allow this to happen, for I know it is better to die for You, then to die in unbelief. This life was never supposed to be easy, but with You on our side, we can bear all the burdens that the devil wants to throw upon us. The truth is, I am safe because You are with me. I trust in You, Jesus. I love, Lord. Amen.
Revelation 13:15-17 (KJV)
15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
The mark of the beast is coming around the corner. Stand tall, as Christians, and don't let the world deceive you into getting it.
Don’t allow the world to fool you into doing something stupid. If you are marked and then you die, then you will be kneeling in fear before God in judgment. Continue Reading
Oh Lord, I pray that people will see the severity of what they have been looking at on the internet, apps, movies, TV Shows, and in magazines. There is no hiding what we do in Your sight. People can dance around the issue of walking in darkness for many years, but this will only cause them to fear You in death. For they had their time to get themselves right with You, while in this life, but they wasted their opportunity. I can just imagine the type of guilt that would be upon them come judgment day. Just thinking about the number of people in this state of mind, come death, makes me very sad. Lord, I know that pornography is destroying lives and is leading millions of people to hell. Therefore, I pray for a change of heart and mind in the lives of every person in this evil predicament. May these individuals decide once and for all that this addiction is wicked and repent. Our lives are like a vapor and no one knows the time or day that we will die. Therefore, people need to know that You can save them. Even from their evil and vial circumstances, You can help them come out of it. Lord, You did a mighty work in my life, and now I have been set free from the grips of the devil. Even Your blood has covered me and I am now forgiven. Thank You, Lord. With this newfound freedom in You, I just hope that people will see the light in me, and be driven to follow You. I wouldn't be a man of God if I was to keep You to myself. So it is my desire to open my mouth and share the gospel with anyone that will listen. I know that You can set anybody free from the bondage of sin, and lead them on the path of righteousness. If I am different now, anybody can be. Thank You. I love You, Jesus. Amen.
1 Peter 2:11,12 (KJV)
11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
Giving in to your lust and looking at pornography is not allowing Jesus to work in your life. What is most important to you?
There is a reason why I tell you that you need Jesus in your life. The reason is that Jesus died for your sins and there is forgiveness and life eternal because of the cross and resurrection. Continue Reading
Oh Lord, I pray that people will remember You at all times. It is when we start doing our own things, that we end up going after what the flesh desires and fall flat into sexual sins. Lord, I know how easy it is to start looking at pornography after hanging out with the wrong people, watching the wrong kinds of shows or movies, listening to the kinds of music, and surfing for the wrong kinds of things on the internet. It was in these dark times my life that I did not have any defense to temptation. As I was tempted, my flesh was weak, and therefore I fell for the devil's schemes. Sure, in the moment my sexual pleasures were fulfilled, but afterword's did I always feel filthy. Even my guilt was awakened into being very shameful. So I learned that what I was experiencing was not right. Thankfully You came to my rescue and lifted me out of such evil and vial things. I never felt right being around my wife while I was committing adultery in my heart towards these other women. However, now my heart is different now. You have cleansed me of all my sins, and I have a fresh new outlook on life and other things. Even my heart and mind have been purified, and I can now look at my wife the way I should. You have taught me that women ought to be respected and not looked at as an object of our wicked imagination. Thank You, Lord. I am so grateful that You released me from the evil spirits that had me bound in my adulterous and pornographic ways. I had no way to defend myself in the past, but now I have Your armor in my life to defend me. I can walk in Your righteousness and not have to worry about willfully sinning any longer. I love Your ways more than anything else, and this is what is different now. I trust in You, God. Thank You for helping me become the man of God that I am today. I love You, Lord. I give You praise and honor, this day and forever. Amen.
2 Chronicles 11:21-23 (KJV)
21 And Rehoboam loved Maachah the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and his concubines: (for he took eighteen wives, and threescore concubines; and begat twenty and eight sons, and threescore daughters.)
22 And Rehoboam made Abijah the son of Maachah the chief, to be ruler among his brethren: for he thought to make him king.
23 And he dealt wisely, and dispersed of all his children throughout all the countries of Judah and Benjamin, unto every fenced city: and he gave them victual in abundance. And he desired many wives.
Sexual sin causes people to transgress against God. This includes homosexuality, pornography, fornication, and adultery.
There was a problem with Rehoboam, even the same issue that Solomon dealt with, which was fornication and adultery. Continue Reading
Oh Lord, I pray for this country and the elections to come. I know that there is currently peace upon the land in the USA, where Christian rights are respected, but I know that this can be changed in the blink of an eye if a wicked president comes into power. Thank You, Lord, for all that Trump has done so far in his presidency. I am grateful that he has stood up against abortion and has been working on changing abortion laws in states. Keep giving him wisdom, oh Lord, and may he act upon the counsel he is given from you. I know that all things will work out for the good of all the people if this happens. It is wonderful that he has listened to people's needs and not just inflicted different laws and punishments upon us, in order to make things more difficult. How wonderful it is to see a stimulus check coming to people around the USA because of the coronavirus. This is amazing to hear, Lord, and is going to bless many people's lives. Many people, including myself, are going through hard times financially, because of job loss, and we need Your help. Our government is doing what it can to help us, but we need Your peace to sustain us each day of our lives. Give us wisdom in these times of fear, because of this virus outbreak. Cause people to trust in You even more than ever now, and I know that more people will come together in the faith. This life is short, and we don't know the time of Your return. Therefore, we come humbly before You in worship and praise. We repent of our sins, that we may be made whole in Your sight. Have mercy upon us, God. Help us walk in Your light all the remaining days of our lives. And when the upcoming elections come around, may we all make the correct decisions in who we put next in power. I wish people would continue to trust in Trump, but it is up to them to decide this. Lend us your counsel as well in this matter, and help us vote correctly. I love You, Lord. Amen.
2 Chronicles 10:6-8 (KJV)
6 And king Rehoboam took counsel with the old men that had stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, saying, What counsel give ye me to return answer to this people?
7 And they spake unto him, saying, If thou be kind to this people, and please them, and speak good words to them, they will be thy servants for ever.
8 But he forsook the counsel which the old men gave him, and took counsel with the young men that were brought up with him, that stood before him.
It is good to hearken unto the counsel of good Christians. We do this, also asking God to affirm the counsel we have been given.
Rehoboam was given counsel from wise men who feared God, and also those that didn’t care to make things better for the people. Here is what they both presented to the king. Continue Reading
Oh Lord, thank You for bringing me out of a life of sin, that I might see what is most important in life. I know that throughout my life and even now it has not been smooth sailing, especially with my job situation and financial issues, but every day that I seek You, I am rich, indeed. Life has been a journey, and I am at peace because You are leading me by the hand. Continue to be with me Lord, for I am so empty without You in my life. I don’t need to find ways to be rich in the world, for I have found all the riches I need in You. You are the fountain that I come to drink from, for there is wisdom and knowledge found therein. Feed me each day that I seek Your hand. I am ready to feast on whatever You have for my life. Lead me, Lord. Help me know how to handle life, especially when it is hard. All I desire is to find the necessary wisdom that will help my journey in life. It is my prayer that as I am walking throughout this life, that You build me up with Your armor. Help me not fall victim to temptation, but keep me upright in Your righteousness. Pour into me Your holiness, that I may walk as You walked while on earth, Jesus. People may not like the things I say and do, but if You are leading me in that, then I am happy. Your peace helps me overcome all fear. Therefore, open my mouth and fill it with the words to speak. Help people understand that all wisdom comes from You. People can accomplish great things in the world's eyes on their own, but they can do extraordinary things when they trust in You. You take what we have already thought of and take it to the next level. Even things we would have never thought of before, You set our minds on. Thank You, Lord. I trust in You, God. I love You. Amen.
2 Chronicles 9:7,8 (KJV)
7 Happy are thy men, and happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and hear thy wisdom.
8 Blessed be the Lord thy God, which delighted in thee to set thee on his throne, to be king for the Lord thy God: because thy God loved Israel, to establish them for ever, therefore made he thee king over them, to do judgment and justice.
God's wisdom takes what we already know to the next level. What God gives us through the Bible and prayer is food for the soul.
In the days of Solomon, people came from a variety of different countries just to meet him in Jerusalem. Continue Reading
Oh Lord, my God, I come to You, this day, in honor and praise. I glorify You Lord, and exalt You above all things heaven and earth. You are worthy! Thank You, Jesus, for all that You have done for me, and for all mankind. Because You came down to this earth as the promised Messiah, this whole world is different now. All the sacrificial offerings have stopped because You became the last sacrifice for sin on the cross. Things that led up to this day were prophesied of and fulfilled with Your birth, Your ministry, Your death on the cross, and Your resurrection. Everything was set in motion, even in perfect harmony, through Your will and mighty power. I pray that people will come to know and never forget what You did for us on the cross. If people would just remember You and then walk in Your ways, would they know that there is power in Your Name. People would find out that You are waiting for them to simply humble themselves before You, then would You open their eyes to the unseen world. Even in prayer, would You direct their paths. Even seeking You would bring them great joy in this life. Lord, we don't have to struggle in our sins, for if people would submit themselves to You, then You would help break those chains that have them bound. Even all our addictions would be a thing of the past, as people begin to follow You with their whole hearts. I am so grateful to not be in bondage of sin any longer. I am set free because of Your great love and mercy for my life. Therefore, all I want to do now is declare the Name of Jesus to everyone around me. You are the reason why I live my life, and I want everyone to know that if I can change, they can also. Repentance is not a burden but delivers us so much peace and comfort in the end. Thank You for forgiving me and for setting me on the path of righteousness. I love You, God. Amen.
Colossians 2:13,14 (KJV)
13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
Every sacrificial offering ended when Jesus died for our sins on the cross. He is the Lamb of God and shed His blood for us all.