Month: January 2016

prayer: love for Libya & Malaysia.

a journey to the heart

Jesus, thank you so much for your saving grace and how we find fullness of life in you. Thank you for being our savior, healer, friend, every answer to everything. We pray for Libya and Malaysia. We pray for these restricted nations. Jesus we pray that your will would be done in these nations. We pray that your gospel would spread like a wildfire over there and tug and take the hearts of these people and set them free in the truth. Lord have mercy on your children and bring them into the light of who you are. We pray that you would surround their hearts with your presence and flood them with grace, mercy, forgiveness, love, hope and all that you are Jesus. We pray that they would find refuge in you Lord Jesus. Thank you for all that you are, thank you for saving our lives from destruction…

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Living under the Reign of Jesus

Praying for the millennials

Yesterday as I listened to David Bryant saying, “We are living under the reign of Jesus…living in the reality of His spectacular Supremacy,” my heart rejoiced in a great way. How blessed and how secure we are when we remind ourselves that we do, in fact, live under the reign of Jesus because He has saved us.

As his message came to an end, I began praying and asking the Lord to enable me and all Christians to have a deeper desire to know something new about the Supremacy of  our Lord Jesus Christ every day.

I prayed for the power to follow Him more obediently by joining those who are actively reaching souls for Christ so that unbelievers will believe in Him and be saved and be awakened to the awesome Supremacy of Christ.

I hope this is your prayer as well.

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God’s Holy Spirit and man’s sin cannot live together peaceably

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God’s Holy Spirit and man’s sin cannot live together peaceably; they may both be in the same heart, but they cannot both reign there, nor can they both be quiet there; for “the Spirit lusteth against the flesh, and the flesh lusteth against the Spirit;” they cannot rest, but there will be a perpetual warring in the soul, so that the Christian will have to cry, “O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?” But in due time: the Spirit will drive out all sin, and will present us blameless before the throne of His Majesty with exceeding great joy.

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God’s Economy for His Eternal Purpose

New Jerusalem - the Consummation

New JerusalemThe Greek word oikonomia (οικονομια) is used in the New Testament nine times. It is a combination of the words oikos and nomos which respectively mean house and law. Oikonomia means a household arrangement, a plan for management of a large household.

The English word economy is equivalent to oikonomia. It is used in Ephesians 1:10, 3:9, and 1 Timothy 1:4 for God’s plan, God’s administrative arrangement for carrying out His purpose in His house, His household, which is the totality of His people.*

God’s purpose is eternal, not short-term. Ephesians 3:11 speaks of “the eternal purpose which He made in Christ Jesus our Lord.” His economy is for accomplishing this eternal purpose. The goal is New Jerusalem at the center of the new heaven and new earth.

God arranges everything to bring us to New Jerusalem as His eternal goal. Ephesians 1:11 tells us that, before creation, we…

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“RAISING THE UNDEAD” (Part 1) – Jan. 30

A DEVOTED LIFE

“For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.”  Matthew 7:14

The group had been trudging for days along the wet, desolate, and narrow way.  They had been skirting a monolith, silently resting to the south, covered with a black cloud perpetually weeping over it.  They stared in dread of this place, always filling the periphery of their vision, knowing all too well the horror that lay within.

The dirt road meandered endless ahead, being lost to sight behind rocky climbs, just to suddenly reappear as a silhouetted streak across distant meadow, only to be lost again as it dipped over the horizon.  However, the oppressive presence of what they simply call the Place, suppressed the chatter of even the most stringent follower of this normally joyful fellowship.  Silence clung to the travelers each time the narrow path…

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The Pressure of Ministry

The hardworking farmer must be first to partake of the fruits. [2 Timothy 2 : 6]

A person who serves with his whole heart will be content only with spiritual fruit. Yet some will only be content with prestige, acceptance, or money.

In the past, Satan has tried to put that thought into my mind. At times he’s tried to make me question why I care about the people I minister to. His approach is to make me secure in the knowledge that I’m saved and going to heaven, that I’m well paid in a good job with a lot of security. But that is Satan’s lie.

It’s very easy to let Satan pressure you into settling for less than God’s best. When Satan plants thoughts like that in my head, my reaction is: I am not content to simply be taken care of or appreciated. What matters is bearing…

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