Tag: faith on earth

Praying for intercessors!

Scripture for September 11th:  Ezekiel 21-24

Key Scriptures:  Ezekiel 22:29-31  “The people of the land practice extortion and commit robbery: they oppress the poor and needy and mistreat the alien, denying them justice.”  ” I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before Me in the gap on behalf of the land so  would not have to destroy it, but I found none.”  

Ezekiel understood God’s heart of mercy for His people and His justice that called for repentance.  The people knew God’s love for the poor and needy and the alien, but they mistreated them instead.  God looked for just one man, to call His people back to repentance and obedience but found none in this critical time.  Today God is looking for His people to be filled with faith and interceding for the lost and back-slidden!  Will He find faith when He comes?

Intercessors needed:  “And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says.  And will not God bring about justice for His chosen ones, who cry out to Him day and night?  Will He keep putting them off?  I tell you, He will see that they get justice, and quickly.  However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?”   (Luke 18:6-8)

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Thankful for our God who hears!

Scripture reading for April 12th:  2nd Kings 16-20

Key Scriptures:  2nd Kings 19:15-16,19 “And Hezekiah prayed to the Lord, “O Lord, God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, You alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth.  You have made heaven and earth.  Give ear, O Lord, and hear; open Your eyes, O Lord and see; listen to the words Sennacherib has sent to insult the living God.”  . . .”Now, O Lord our God, deliver us from his hand, so that all kingdoms on earth may know that You alone, O Lord, are God.”

King Hezekiah was desperate!  He was surrounded by a large army and they were taunting him, God’s people, and God Himself!  He took the letter from the Assyrian King and laid it before the Lord with a humble and faith-filled prayer!  God heard, saw, and acted to bring a great miracle of deliverance!

Thankful for a God who hears:  Believers can pray with confidence to a God who hears and will act!  “And will not God bring about justice for His chosen ones, who cry out to Him day and night?  Will He keep putting them off?  I tell you, He will see that they get justice, and quickly.  However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?”  (Luke 18:7-8)

 

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Persevere in prayer!

Scripture reading for March 28th:  Luke 18

Key scriptures for over-comers:  Luke 18:1, 6-7  “Then Jesus told His disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.  .  .  .   And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says.  And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to Him day and night?   Will He keep putting them off?  I tell you, He will see that they get justice, and quickly.  However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?””

Jesus wanted to encourage His disciples to persevere in prayer so He told them a story about an unjust judge who neither feared God nor cared about men.  A widow came to him seeking justice and would not give up until finally the judge gave in because she was wearing him out.  The point of the story was that God’s people should more persistently pray and seek out the Judge of all the Earth who always does right!  Would Jesus find that kind of faith on earth when He comes again?  Disciples know that their highest privilege is to seek help from a God who is just and answers prayer and they apply themselves by faith!

Observations for over-comers:  Over-comers will always pray and never give up, knowing that Jesus will hear and answer!   “O Lord, I call to You; come quickly to me.  Hear my voice when I call to You.  May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.”  (Psalm 141:1-2)

 

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