Saturday, October 13, 2018
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Dr. Wesley L. Duewel: It is the evidence of divine approval. The Spirit gives this for the sake of the ones ministered to, but it is also God's affirmation of you as His representative and of your ministry on his behalf.
The fruit of the Spirit confers Christlikeness of personality and character and is a seal of your relationship to God. It is a God-given trademark. It is a ministry evidence of His presence and endorsement. (Google image, Man speaking to crowd)
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Dr. Wesley L. Duewel- The Spirit enables you to exercise the authority in prayer which you have as a child of God (Eph 3:12).
This includes confident boldness in coming to the throne of grace and a holy confidence and boldness in claiming the promises of God (Heb. 4:16; 10:19-22).(Google image, Man praying in pew).
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Philip Yancey: We can find nearly every argument in the book of Job about why there is pain in the world, but the arguing never seems to help Job much.
His is a crisis of relationship more than a crisis of doubt. Can he trust God? Job wants one thing above all else: an appearance by the one Person who can explain his miserable fate. He wants to meet God Himself, face to face. (Google image, God Speaks)
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Dr. Wesley L. Duewel: The Holy Spirit is given you to anoint you for effective living and for effective service. These can be real, and they are interrelated.
1. The anointing gives you liberty and skill.The Spirit's anointing frees from any kind of fear — fear of failure, of the future, and of your overwhelming task. He frees from fear of Satan and of people, which is always a snare (Prov. 29:25). He gives strong confidence in God, His Word, and in His wisdom and
power. (Google image, The anointing oil)
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Among the blessings involved are these: a. It makes you aware of God's presence with you and his touch upon you. (Google image, Preacher drawing)
Friday, September 21, 2018
Our daily prayer for our nation:
We ask You, Lord, to pour out a spirit of repentance on our nation, that we might become a nation committed to following Your ways. We pray that the US will repent of its corporate rejection of the Word of God as the basis of Law. We pray that a holy fear of You will sweep across our nation, leading us back to a place of wisdom.
We ask for truth to become valued again in American society. May our judicial system and lawmakers seek justice for all and be tempered by mercy and compassion to guide our nation. We pray for the judges of this nation, that they would seek the wisdom that comes from above. We ask that You thwart the efforts of those who would remove religious freedom from our nation.
Thank You for the election of our President, and pray for his safety from all of the attacks of his enemies. May he continue to look to You for guidance. May others in the leadership of our nation not be moved by envy and selfish ambition. May they be surrounded with men and women of integrity to advise them.
We pray for our President and his cabinet to continue to take brave stands for righteousness, even when it may not be well received. We pray for physical protection for all of them and their families throughout this coming year.
We ask that You would help strengthen the trumpet call to intensive prayer, so that it is heard throughout the church in the United States. May the church rise up with a strong prophetic voice for America. We pray for the church in America, that it will live in such a way that the peace of Christ comes into the councils of our nation.
May courage born of wisdom be given to Christians in places of leadership in our government, the courts and law schools across the nation so that they will stand for a godly basis for law. We pray for truth and fairness to be established standards in our news media.
We pray for great awareness and discernment for the Lord’s praying people as they pray for our President and his cabinet, our military and the world leaders. May there be a strong hedge of protection around our nation itself during this time of decisions and troubles.
In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
(This is a revised prayer taken from a prayer copied from a blog post years ago.)