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Peace through prayer!

Scripture reading for June 26th:  1st Kings 7, 2nd Chronicles 4, Psalm 44, 1st Timothy 2

Key Scriptures:   1st Timothy 2:1-6  “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.  This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, Who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.  For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.”

Paul urged Timothy to be a man of prayer and lead God’s people in prayer.  Prayers should be given for all people and especially for those in positions of authority.  God is pleased when His people exercise faith through prayer and grants answers that lead to peace and the ability to share the Gospel message with all men.  Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and men, but believers must appeal to Jesus on behalf of all men!  The treasury must be filled with precious souls!

1st Kings 8:51 “Thus all the work that King Solomon did on the house of the Lord was finished.  And Solomon brought in the things that David his father had dedicated, the silver, the gold, and the vessels, and stored them in the treasuries of the house of the Lord.”  

Faith confession and prayer:  Lord, empower me to be a man of prayer who leads your people in prayer.  Thank You for Your promises of peace and the salvation of men and women through the Gospel.

Psalm 44:8 “In God we have boasted continually, and we will give thanks to Your Name forever.”

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Pray for those in authority!

Scripture reading for September 25th: 1 Timothy 2, Psalm 42, Proverbs 7

Key Scriptures: 1st Timothy 2:1-6 “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.  This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.  For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.”  

Paul urged Timothy to lead the believers in all kinds of prayers for those in authority.   All those in leadership are part of God’s established covering and are under God’s authority even if they are not believers.  Prayer helps created an order in our community that allows believers to lead a peaceful life and share the Gospel with all men.  This Gospel is that Jesus Christ is the one mediator between God and man and He alone gave Himself as a ransom for us to free us from the penalty and power of our sins.

Faith Confession:  I pray for those in authority and value the freedom granted to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ will all who will listen.  Jesus Christ is the one mediator between God and man.

Proverbs 7:1-3 “My son, keep My words and treasure up My commandments with you; keep My commandments and live; keep My teaching as the apple of your eye; bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.”  

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Prayer is a priority!

Scripture reading for September 26th:  1st Timothy 2

Key Scriptures for over-comers:  1st Timothy 2:1-6  “I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone–for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.  This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth.  For there is one God and one mediator between God and men– the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all men–the testimony given in its proper time.”  

Paul urged Timothy to make prayer a priority.  Jesus taught that God’s house should be a house of prayer for all people.  Paul expanded on Christ’s instructions to urge prayer especially for kings and those in authority.  God places people in positions of authority with the purpose of punishing the evil-doers and protecting and commending the righteous.  When authority does it’s rightful job, believers can live quiet lives and promote the gospel without hindrances from law-breakers and those opposed to God.  Jesus Christ is our High Priest who has interceded for all men on the Cross and now prays for them exalted to God’s right hand!

Observations for over-comers:  Over-comers are men and women of prayer who prioritize prayer for people in authority in the home, church and government.  “And foreigners who bind themselves to the Lord to serve Him, to love the name of the Lord, and to worship Him. . . .these I will bring to My holy mountain and give them joy in My house of prayer.  Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on My altar, for My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.”  (Isaiah 56:6-7)

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