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As I have been waiting for the past several months for God to move on my body and heal me from eczema and rosacea: My eczema has been slowly healing and fading thanks to creams and a humidifier in my room that the Lord has allowed me to have, causes it to be clearing up. However, during this same period, my rosacea has finally come to a halt, but is yet to experience healing, and my last several breakouts have been cystic acne that continues to progressively get worse and worse with one breakout after another. As I continue to pray, I have asked time and time again is it the will of God to heal my face? Maybe I'm wrong, but I personally believe that it is always the will of God to heal us even when we don't receive it, this belief is based on the fact that Jesus healed everyone in the Bible, not just a few, some, or even most, but all. Therefore, I keep telling myself that I have yet to receive healing for other reasons, like more patience is needed, or there are trials I need to conquer first within myself in order to get my healing. But then I remembered a scripture on awaiting healing, and a friend pointed out another one to me just yesterday.
2 Timothy 4:2: Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
James 4:3: When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.
In 2 Tomothy Paul tells us to keep being honorable Christians of faith and good works even when we we are weak and going through a hard season, If this is where I am at now, it means I can't give up in believing that my rosacea and acne will have a breakthrough soon. I also believe that God wants me healed because I feel as though I have been receiving small signs from God that he will heal me soon such as hearing his small voice for the first times in my life telling me that my prayers will be answered, having a spiritual dream, and hearing people in my life both Christian and non believer telling me that ever since I started praying for a miracle that they feel I will soon experience a great blessing in my life and will see amazing things (they don't realize they are speaking prophecy over me, also - every single one of these people who said such things remains unaware that I have been praying for a miracle - interesting) In addition to this verse, there are actually a dozen good scriptures related to long suffering of Christians, enough to make a blog post out of.
The second verse, James 4:3 warns us of asking things of God with bad motives because in this case, the scripture indicates that it is not God's will to answer prayers. OK, this verse is compelling me to make a confession. Confession time! I really thought on this one, because I am a 20 year old male virgin who has never kissed a girl or been in a serious relationship. But in regards to my personality, I am a confident (at least 'til recently), social guy who loves making friends and would love to have a girlfriend. God knows that I am trying my best to stay a virgin, but would love to have sex. That being said, this morning I prayed this to Lord: "Prepare me to receive your healing with great humility and fear of you Lord, help me in my future relationship(s), and in return for your healing, I vow to do my best in remaining a virgin as pay for your great healing, and trust you that if I am tempted to break this vow, you will stop me from breaking it." This may sound pretty cheesy to some of you, but the Lord has stopped me several times from doing a great sin, so I know what he is capable of.
In conclusion, when waiting for a healing or a breakthrough in life from God, it often seems hopeless. I'm sure Joshua never planned on becoming the Pharaoh's second on the day it happened to him. I bet he thought it was just another average day. The blessings of Job were said to come "like a whirlwind", all beginning to happen in one day, being blessed every year forward for the rest of his life. And Revelation tells us that the return of Jesus Christ on Earth is said to be a day that no man of the world or of Him will see coming. In other words, every man and woman will think "this is the last day I would expect Jesus to return." My point is, if blessings, breakthroughs, and miracles, often come out of the blue, it means that we are not to give up faith that it can't begin to happen at any second, even when we think breakthroughs seem to have never been farther out of our reach, because God can move in greatly in seconds if we will give him our faith to do it. This being said, I pray that all Christians who read this post who are awaiting healing from having physical abnormalities, being blind, deaf, physically disabled, mentally disabled, and fighting severe health problems and skin problem for themselves or someone else, as well as those going through persecution, financial crisis, and families and relationship that are falling apart will be given the courage and faith in God to continue believing for mighty breakthroughs and miracles even when they have never felt farther. I will continue believing when things look bleak, will you?
I sing praise to Your name o Lord... praises to Your name o Lord. For Your name is great and greatly to be praised. Let us all bow down before the Lord our God. He alone is worthy of all glory. I will sing a new song unto Thee o God. Upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto Thee. Psalm 144.9 The Lord is righteous in all His ways. So, let us all raise our voices in praise. I will bless the Lord and give Him all the glory, all the praise and all the honor now and forever more. Amen
When you have been set free, the enemy tries to get you back,using everything he can, You have to abide in the Lord, surrender to God completely,don't hold on to things that will get you back into bondage. God has a plan for your life, Trust His Plan, it is the Best. You have to renew your mind everyday with the word of God, My prayer for all is God's Peace and for the Holy Spirit to guide you in all aspects of your life, May the Precious Blood of Jesus Cover You and protect you from the enemy, May You always use the Wisdom and Discernment the Lord has given you in Jesus Precious Name Amen!!!
John the apostle had this wonderfu vision of heaven pearly gates in front of his own eyes. The twelve gates were twelve pearls. Each gate made of a single pearl. The ñgreat streets were made of gold. as pure and transparent as glass. Rev. 21.21 Jesus awaits for all of us who serve,love and care for others. He Himself will welcome us in and give us a hug. Are you ready to see Him?
Lets begin with the Word of God on this:
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the Will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.” (Ephesians 6:18). “Continue in prayer, and watch in the same thanksgiving;” (Colossians 4:2). “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” (Romans 12:12).
The apostle Paul tells us to pray without ceasing. And in this we are in continued, uninterrupted fellowship with God. But first let us define ‘pray without ceasing’. The Greek word for ‘pray’ is ‘proseuchomai’ (pros-yoo-khom-ahee) which is defined as to pray to God, i.e. supplicate, worship, earnestly for. The Greek word for ‘without ceasing’ is ‘adialeipotos’ (ad-ee-al-iep-toce) which is defined as uninterruptedly, i.e. without omission, without ceasing. Together they mean to communicate with God at all times without pause.
But how is this possible? As human beings we have a finite mind. We can only focus on one thing at a time. And in this world we live in, so much requires our attention that it is quit impossible for us to stay in continual prayer, without pause. To begin with, continual prayer is a state of God consciousness. During the day, prayer should be a conscious response to every action and thought. That is, before we make a decision on an action, we go before God to seek His guidance and Will. Followed by thanksgiving and praise to Him for hearing our prayers. Keeping an open ear for His answer and open eyes to see His presence in these things, and the faith and trust in his wisdom and direction. We can be aware of His continual presence without thinking about it. An automatic awareness and response to His voice. Just like breathing, we do not consciously think about it but we know we are breathing. And when we are not in this state then we are depending on ourselves instead of God’s continual grace. Therefore continual prayer is not only when we formally pray to God, it is living and walking in an awareness of God and that He is actively involved in our thoughts and actions. Acknowledging God in all we do and think. When our thoughts turn to anger, fear, anxiousness, and discouragement, we immediately turn our consciousness to Him in prayer and thanksgiving. It is a continual awareness of God acting in our lives in all things. Every conscious free moment we have, talking with our Father. God is aware what we can and cannot do. After all, He created us. Whenever our minds ‘free up’, our thoughts are towards Him. Prayer without ceasing refers to recurring prayer. Non-stop talking with God; A consciousness that whatever we see and experience leads us before God; Communication with Him continually; Acknowledgement of His presence at all times; Instant communication with Him; Talking with Him, not repetitive, vain prayers…talking with Him just as we would with a best friend.
In this our lives become a continual prayer that ascends before God, and is pleasing to Him. In this way we are setting our minds on Him in all things. “Set your minds on things above, and not on earthly things.” (Colossians 3:2). I used to be troubled because I could not be in continual prayer to our father, and I would ask forgiveness from Him in this. Not realizing that I was at that very instance, praying to God. Yes, we are told to pray consistently without ceasing, but understanding that it is not only in formal prayer before Him, but a way of life, A constant awareness the He is with us.
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Psalm 34:3 "O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together." (KJV)
We pray for the U.S. Armed Forces in its leadership role against I.S.I.S. in Iraq and Syria & throughout the world. Give discernment, success and strategy to President Trump, Our Generals, to Airstrikes, Missions, Ground deployments & even hand to hand combat. Grant tremendous discernment to all the branches of intelligence and SCRAMBLE ENEMY surveillance. Protect them and their Allies from surprise attacks, poison gas, chemical warfare, weapons, bullets, children dressed with bombs, soldiers dressed as civilians, women on suicide missions, rusty pocket-knives & bombs. No U.S. or Ally losses. Make them swift and invisible. Liberate hostages w/o any injury to civilians.
Calm North Korea and silence nuclear threats. Thank you for the prayers of South Korea and discerning Christians throughout the world (Russia, China, N. Korea).
Give the U.S. and Ally Forces Godly Chaplains who teach the righteousness of Christ, salvation as a gift, "repentance as a saving grace," The New Covenant and the WRITTEN Word of God as Inspired. May Syria, Iraq and other countries be opened to gospel preaching now and at the end of the War whereas now they are closed. Weaken Islam around the world, defeat communism, eradicate abortion, immorality, homosexuality, same sex marriage, secular humanism and "mongrel christianity" which came about from departing from the WRITTEN WORD OF GOD and adopting "I feel this is what God is saying" which is subjective to "fallen" human desires and emotions, and is essentially the same as "coexist" and "e pluris unum."
The Earth is The Lord's"(Psalm 24:1) -- "it is not a stage for rebels to strut about breathing the air God made for refreshment and using the intellect God gave to conspire against THE LORD and HIS ANOINTED (The Messiah, Jesus Christ), Amen (Jonathan Edwards -- "Sinners in The Hands of an Angry God" -- July 8, 1741) -- we pray in Jesus Name.
The extolling and exaltation of God has been done through the ages. The prophets of old did it. The disciples of Christ did it. All those who love God raised their voices in praise, honor and adoration to God almighty. Fill my cup Lord, I lift it up Lord. Come and quench this thristing of my soul. Bread of heaven, fill me till I want no more. Fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole. Out of our emptiness, out of our sadness and pain we raise our voice to God. Plead for mercy and compassion. Along with that, the praises of a heart that is full of thanksgiving and greatfulness sings glorious songs to Jesus. He is the One who heals, who blesses us, who comfort our hearts and love us with an everlasting love. For the Lord our God is glorious and worthy of our praise. And unto Him we lift our voices in praise. Just as the angels in heaven do day and night. For You O Lord are glorious and worthy of praise. Join the choir of angels, of all the cherubims and seraphims. Worthy is the Lord our God to receive all the glory, all the honor and all the praise now and forever more. Amen
I will give the lord Jesus all the glory , all the honor and all the praise. Godly living is honoring God with our lips. He is great in kindness and good to all. Jesus is righteous in all His ways... So, let us all bless the Lord and give Him all the praise and honor all the days of our life. God delights in the praises of His people.
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And God breathed into His nostrils the breath of life and the man became a lilving being. Gen. 2.7 Here I am Lord on my knees, knowing that You have given us life. You breathed on us a breath of life to love You, to serve You, to adore Your holy name. Drench my soul as mercy and grace unfolds. I hunger and thrist for You. I surrender all to You. Our souls are given a purpose and free will to choose and not choose. But as for me and my house I shall serve the Lord. Lord, have your way in me. Like a mighty storm stir within my soul. Your holy presence is what we desire more than anything else in this world. All men are dust. They were taken from it and to dust they shall return. But our soul, as breathed by God Himself shall return to Him. Nothing have we brought to this world and nothing we will be able to take to heaven. All we have to do in this world is this. To bring lost souls to the feet of Jesus. To memorize Gods word and keep it in our hearts. That is what God requires of us. Lord, have your way in me. Amen
This is a wonderful gift that comes down from heaven. The joy of the Lord is our strenght. In the middle of our sorrow, In the middle of our trials and tribulations we can find true happiness. It is the will of God for all Christians to rejoice in the Lord always. When my wife had a miscarriage, my heart sunk and grief took hold of my heart. Why did you do this to me? I asked the Lord. He replied. All souls of the earth are mine. Remain on my love and I will fill your heart with joy. I decided to remain in the holy presence of God. He is the Potter, I am the clay.
Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask Your forgiveness and to seek Your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, "Woe on those who call evil good," but that's exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We confess that:
We have ridiculed the absolute truth of Your Word and called it pluralism.
We have worshiped other gods and called it multi-culturalism.
We have endorsed perversion and called it an alternative lifestyle.
We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.
We have neglected the needy and called it self-preservation.
We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.
We have killed our unborn children and called it a choice.
We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable.
We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self-esteem.
We have abused power and called it political savvy.
We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition.
We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression.
We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.
Search us, O God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free.
Guide and bless these men and women who have been sent to direct us to the Center of Your Will.
I ask it in the name of Your Son, the living Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.
What awesome insight, humility and honesty!!! Attributes sadly lacking in the halls of government and in our society.
With the Lord's help, may this prayer sweep our Nation and wholeheartedly become our desire, so that we again can be called a Nation of People Who Love God!
Please send this prayer to as many of your friends as you can. Let us all help to get God back into our lives and most importantly into the lives of our children & grandchildren.
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Hear the voice of the Lord. Come unto Me and I will give you rest. What a wonderful promise for all of us to obey. To live in the holy presence of Jesus where we find a true refuge in our deepest sorrow, in our distress we can call on the Lord and He will save us from anything that torment us. How our hearts yearning turns to his rest. Often when on one has a balm for our healing, there, in the arms of Jesus we can find comfort and blesssing.
This wonderful gift cannot be bought or sold. I comes straight from heaven above. Its value is far greater than all the gold of the world. Jesus is His name. He can see and hear our prayers. He love us with an everlasting love and cares for each one of us. Jesus name above all names. Beautiful Savior, wonderful Lord. Emmanuel, God is with us. Blessed Redeemer, living Word. Everyone can come to Him and be blessed. His mercy reaches to all generation.
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Awesome people have wonderful attitudes. They come come heaven above. They do things awesomely because God is in it. If you and I want to build and maintain an awesome attitude before others then be filled with the power from on high. The precious Holy Spirit will show you how. O I will bless His name and give Him glory. He will give you the gift of wisdom and understanding that comes from Gods holy presence. The gift of knowledge. To know the will of God and do it joyfully. The gift of faith believing Gods promises to all of us. The Lord is gracious and merciful. Great in kindness and good to all. He will give you an awesome attide that will make His light shine through you. O I will bless the Lord all the days of my life till He comes from heaven to take us all home to glory. Amen
O my hearts deepest desire is to be with Jesus. To hear the sweet sound of the trumpet callling us all home to glory. On that that bright and cloudless morning when the dead in Christ shall rise and the glory of His resurrection share. His chosen ones shall gather to their home beyond the skies. And the roll is called up yonder I will be there. I hope and pray that everyone I love, I care and I am writing to, will be there. Joining the heavenly choir of angels singing praises to Jesus day and night. Open our hearts o Lord to see the glorious things that will happen to us when we depart planet earth. No more pain, no more sorrow, no more worries. Jesus Himself shall wipe away all tears from our eyes. Blessed be His holy name now and forever more. Amen and amen.
Dear Jesus, teach us to pray for everyone. For the disabled, for the blind, for the lame. To love them all. Your word tell us to pray without ceasing so we will be healed.
Blessed Savior. Teach us to draw closer to You day by day. In Jesus name. Amen
“Shout it aloud, do not hold back.
Raise your voice like a trumpet.
Declare to my people their rebellion
and to the descendants of Jacob their sins.
2 For day after day they seek me out;
they seem eager to know my ways,
as if they were a nation that does what is right
and has not forsaken the commands of its God.
They ask me for just decisions
and seem eager for God to come near them.
3 ‘Why have we fasted,’ they say,
‘and you have not seen it?
Why have we humbled ourselves,
and you have not noticed?’
“Yet on the day of your fasting, you do as you please
and exploit all your workers.
4 Your fasting ends in quarreling and strife,
and in striking each other with wicked fists.
You cannot fast as you do today
and expect your voice to be heard on high.
5 Is this the kind of fast I have chosen,
only a day for people to humble themselves?
Is it only for bowing one’s head like a reed
and for lying in sackcloth and ashes?
Is that what you call a fast,
a day acceptable to the Lord?
6 “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice
and untie the cords of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free
and break every yoke?
7 Is it not to share your food with the hungry
and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—
when you see the naked, to clothe them,
and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousness[a] will go before you,
and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.
9 Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;
you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.
“If you do away with the yoke of oppression,
with the pointing finger and malicious talk,
10 and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry
and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light will rise in the darkness,
and your night will become like the noonday.
11 The Lord will guide you always;
he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters never fail.
12 Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins
and will raise up the age-old foundations;
you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls,
Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.
13 “If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath
and from doing as you please on my holy day,
if you call the Sabbath a delight
and the Lord’s holy day honorable,
and if you honor it by not going your own way
and not doing as you please or speaking idle words,
14 then you will find your joy in the Lord,
and I will cause you to ride in triumph on the heights of the land
and to feast on the inheritance of your father Jacob.”
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.
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One be one we threw all our fears, weaknesses, our longings for wealth and riches of this earth. Our motivations, expectations and histories of our personal life were given to the Lord. Take them all o Lord, we said. It is all Yours. All dissapointments that drew us into a circle were gone. Jesus took all of them away from us. Then we heard the voice of the Lord saying. Greater love has no one than this. To lay down his life for his friends. John 15.13 Yes Lord. We shall do as You say. No one wants to miss heaven. No one wants to be left behind. Let us all focus our gaze on the heavenly price. A crown of life shall be given to all who are faithful to the end. Strenghten your faith. Believe with your whole heart what Gods word says. No greater love than this to lay down his life for his friends. Jesus did all for you, for me and will do it all over again for those who believe in Him and trust His word. Glory to God in the highest. Blessed be His holy name now and forever more. Amen
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Numbers 23:19 (KJV): God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? Or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good?
Satan comes to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10). Satan wants to steal the Word of God out of your heart and mind, so that he can discourage, kill, and destroy you spiritually, and then physically. If he can steal the Word of God out of your heart then you will be non-productive for the Kingdom of God. Satan steals through lies, doubt, fear, worry, greed, lust, unbelief, and tradition. Satan is a liar and the father of lies (John 8:44).
Let’s Pray: God I ask You in Jesus’ name teach me how to protect Your Word in my life, heart, and mind. God don’t let Satan steal Your Word from me. God don’t let me doubt You/Your Word. Don’t let me walk in unbelief and or tradition. God bless me by teaching me how and causing me to listen, meditate upon, study, receive, and act on Your Word. Bless and strengthen me to always give Your Word first place and final authority in my life. In the good and bad times let me hold unwavering to Your Word. Teach me how to silence the enemy’s voice with his lies, enticements, deceitfulness, and discouragement. Don’t let me cast away my confidence or my hope in You/Your Word. God You are faithful to Your Word. Thank You God for planting Your Word in my heart and mind. God all that I have asked of You in this prayer, please do the same for the writer of this prayer. Amen.
Let The Word of God Dwell Within Your Richly!
Encourager Linda Flagg, M.A., B.S., BCPCLC
Board Certified Professional Christian Life Coach
Glorious Lord we come to You. Knowing there is no other name under earth but You are the Savior of the world. Jesus above all names. Beautiful savior, glorious Lord. Please save the souls of all our loved ones, all our nextdoor neighbors, all our workers. We want to see all of them in heaven. Save them we pray. Amen
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