Now I know that the Lord saves his anointed;
he will answer him from his holy heaven
with the saving might of his right hand.
7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
8 They collapse and fall,
but we rise and stand upright.
Sometimes, you just do not want to comment. It just Hurts to see Love portrayed so horribly and so courageously.
This is the Bible in your hand. Today.
This is what people did for Scripture to exist for 400 hundred years beginning just 16 years after Jesus willingly opened His arms to Save the World.
God Loves His People and Wants Salvation through redeemed hearts open to His Love.
The brave faces of men condemned for loving Jesus. Unwilling to lie.
These men were conceived in God's Plan. Their parents were pleased when the baby began to move and kick inside their mother's womb. They had Grandparents who smiled for a year at their Creation and Blessed God. These men grew to Love Jesus enough - not to disregard His Love. These men knew something not behind a black mask - The Light of Jesus Christ is in mankind. Life is from God and will be reclaimed.
These faces remind me of the young girl killed in Columbine High School. Has anyone forgotten. No. Reminding me of the Dallas family I know who took Bibles into China for 25 years and their small, underground Christian Church did not grow until Bird Flu. When the Bible bringers told their friends, they wouldn't take ex-patriot status to flee Bird Flu - instead they would stay with the people who had no where to go. The Church grew to 2,500 people. Because this is where Christianity Started. Prayer and Trust in God in adverse circumstances.
This has been an unusual week with the high number of comments on the Blog. Which is mostly appreciated. A kind lady commented on the need for prayer in all of our Churches sweeping the nation to pray.
Our Healing Class spoke about Isis and their extreme position on ending the planet. Bringing God Forth in human ideas of victory. Just Like Judas. Betrayal of a Human believing in God - for personal glory.
March the 2nd is a National Day to Pray to end Persecution of Christians.
Lord, you have been our dwelling place
in all generations.
2 Before the mountains were brought forth,
or ever you had formed the earth and the world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
We have one first and best defense. Every Day.
And people have come to Jesus to ask Him how to do this effectively, for selfish reasons - James and John went to Jesus and virtually demanded to pray well. We have all kinds of books and ideas of Prayer. Jesus made that pretty simple.
“Father, hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come.
3Give us each day our daily bread,
4and forgive us our sins,
for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us.
And lead us not into temptation.”
5And he said to them, “Which of you who has a friend will go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me.."
Jesus is so real!
yet because of his impudence he will rise and give him whatever he needs!
Ask, Seek, Knock... David said, "Let me fall into the merciful hands of Father God!"
For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, it will be opened.
Now, Jesus walks on water. Heals All the sick. The Blind see. The Deaf hear. The lame walk. The Poor have Good News preached to them. Jesus as God, did not say - He won't say, "No." Or, "Wait." Jesus is so necessary - that the Dead Sea Scrolls contain this paragraph. Jesus is the Word of God. Full of Grace and Truth. The Truth, the Way, The Life.
Not our personal waiter. Son of God. He sits on the Mercy seat.
Father among you
Children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
Yes, Jesus told us not to heap up empty phrases. Let's look at the meaning when we add on to Jesus' prayer and say,
Deliver us from evil,
For Thine is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory.
Forever and Ever. Amen.
And I add - In the Name of Jesus, we pray, Amen. Because Jesus told us to ask in His name.
What are we asking Jesus, when we pray this -
Father - we are in adoption - Your family covered in the Name of Jesus. Beloved.
Your Kingdom come - is Great! For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. We are agreeing, we expect GOOD from the One who is good.
Give us the Day! Today. Today is an important concept for the God of Creation of Time. Today we make the Day with God and giving Him the one thing, the only thing we can freely give God not given to us by Father God - Gratitude. Expectation and Thanks of Mercies Renewed.
Our Daily Bread. God is Living Bread of Life. Sufficient. Finding Good.
Forgive us our Sins. When we swing the Law like a club or beacon to ourselves - we will fall short. We will sin, we will covet, we will envy, we will imply, we will be prideful. We will sulk, we will swirl in guilt and soak and fail to improve. We will fail to grasp the Glory of God's Gift of Forgiveness, Inclusion. The full weight we can never, ever touch the Provision God has made for us. For you alone, personally. In Salvation. Jesus perfection paid your debt.
When we say forgive our sins - remember Isaiah told us - He heals our sins and bears our iniquities - this is all healing. God knows what we need before we ask. Ask anyway - like the Blind man Jesus waited to hear from.
As we forgive those who sin against us. We need help to do this. And this will kill and remove the root of bitterness. This makes a new path. This causes Hope to Build. Faith to Soar. Love to Heal All. We need His Grace to even touch the hem of this Robe. The one Robe too perfect to be torn, instead was tossed by rough hands as a prize at the foot of Love. One. Seamless with God. Jesus.
Lead us not into temptation. God wants to know if we think He will drop us on our heads. Do we Trust God. Do we honor what He tells us. Do we think we are more special and deserve a sin? Jesus knows Abba. He says, Forgive them, they know not what they do. Jesus as He died - mediates for us. Jesus knows God at His tether. Jerusalem ended in 70 A.D. - the natural life span of - God's Son. Jesus said, "Father forgive them. They are sheep almost without a Shepherd, have compassion on them. Feed them." Like He told Peter. Jesus IS LOVE.
Deliver us from evil. Well, we had to add those Words in to God's Perfect Word. Because from ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggie beasties, Good Lord Deliver us. I'm completely comfortable adding these words in. I'm for protection. But ya'll seriously. Jesus is the Word of God - there is not much we are big and mortal and tenacious enough to deal with in the Real Spiritual Realm. This is indeed God's Battle. His Word Created the Universe. Nothing we have - no device - is large enough to deal with what only God can do. His Name. Jesus. Is Lord.
For we REJOICE that the Kingdom, the Power and the GLORY are Jesus. This alignment is the one that is going to be Our Blessing.
With continued Prayer. What will happen to this? This horror. This travesty of the God who tells us yesterday, today and tomorrow HE is unchanging. Merciful. Slow to Anger. Rich in Mercy. And someone tell these hidden face murderers that the end of the world is the Son. The Sun. Read the Scriptures. We have no collapsing gravity. No moon falling. No red sky. Instead if you look on the internet - You see Vast Resources for Prayer. Hope. Faith. Love.
For years people tried to beat God down gullets. Fear. God Is Love. Love is important.
What can we do to ask God for a Reawakening of His Holy Spirit? Pray. Pray like CONVERSATION. Just start with the Lord's Prayer. God is chatty. That Bible is not a small Book. He wants Your love and Your thanks and Your conversation. God is interesting, Scripture fits all different situations.
Feel Discouraged in the world news? Read John 17. Today is God's Day. Millions of Years is one Day to God. Today John 17 - Jesus prays for you. Yes, He does.
Thank, Jesus. Amen.
Blessed be the name of the Lord. Jesus. Amen.
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