The Prayerful Word - March 26

  • Galatians 3:26-27 You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.

    Matthew 5:14 Jesus said, “You are the light of the world.”

    Romans 7:22-23 For I joyfully concur with the law of God in the inner man, 23 but I see a different law in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind, and making me a prisoner of the law of sin which is in my members.

    Psalm 119:11 Thy word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against Thee.

    Philippians 2:3-4 Do nothing from selfishness…but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself; 4 do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.

    Galatians 5:16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

    May you hungrily seek to hear the Word of God and thoughtfully study to learn His ways that you may gratefully walk in His path with thankful humility directing your thoughts and obedient reverence guiding your actions, allowing the loving mercy of the Father to be expressed through accepting meekness towards all those He leads you to. Deuteronomy 5

    May you keep your focus on the Lord each day, giving Him your praise for the day He has made as He gives you His mercies fresh each morning, for you cannot walk in a relationship that someone else has - you must make sure that the Lord is your God. Deuteronomy 5

    May you listen to the decrees and laws that have been declared in your hearing to learn them and be sure to follow them. Deuteronomy 5

    May your heart be inclined to fear God and keep all His commands always so that it might go well with you forever. Deuteronomy 5

    May you be careful to do what the Lord your God had commanded you and do not turn aside to the right or to the left but walk in all the way that the Lord your God has commanded you so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess. Deuteronomy 5

    May you hear and be careful to obey so that it may go well with you and that you may increase greatly in a land flowing with milk and honey just as the Lord your God promised. Deuteronomy 6

    May you hear, and remember, that the Lord our God is one, so love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Let these commandments be upon your heart to impress them on your children, talk about them when you sit at home and when you travel along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Let them influence the things you use your hands to do, and let them direct and influence your thoughts through the day. Write them on the door-frames of your house and your gates that you may abide in Him as His Word abides in you. Deuteronomy 6

    May you obey the Lord as He guides you into victory, overcoming the enemies which God has promised to help you drive out of the inner land of your mind and heart where His kingdom will be built, that you may rejoice in the good things of the land which you did not build and the gifts He brings you which you did not earn but received because of His love for you. Deuteronomy 6

    May you be careful that when you eat and are satisfied in the land of blessing that God will bring you to, that you do not forget the Lord Who brought you out of slavery. Deuteronomy 6

    May you do what is right and good in the Lord's sight so that it may go well with you and you may go in and take over the good land of your soul that the Lord promised on oath to give you, thrusting out all your enemies before you. Deuteronomy 6

    My child, you are in a time of warfare, and the battle is heating up. There will be no sound of retreat, for the time of the end is nearing.
    Your battle is for people who are fearful of My voice, those who hear only the “do not” preaching and are well-acquainted with their own weakness.
    You fight against the spiritual powers of wickedness that resist My will and the heavenly principalities that influence men to spurn My redeeming love, drawing them after their own desires and appetites, ensnaring them in the cruelly confining chains of fleshly appetites and mental arrogance, bound by the very nature of selfish self-satisfaction which, once yielded to, demands total autonomy and full control over the individual's will without giving any sense of satisfaction or fulfillment.
    Your standard is My demand, “Let My people go,” even as I spoke in the garden of Gethsemane, “If you seek Me, let these go their way.” For that way is one of progress into maturity, holiness, victory and glory as each is led by My Spirit into triumph over self and the carnal nature, conquering the inner land of the soul and cleansing the inner man which I have chosen to be My eternal abode.
    Your protection is the purity you are given by My grace, and which is maintained by your self-constraint. It is not innocence which maintains purity, My child, for innocence is quickly lost in the battle against unchecked wickedness and unrestrained evil. Purity is established from the inside out, through the cleansing of My blood, and is not sullied by what touches you in the rescue of those mired in muck and filth.
    You must maintain the spiritual purity of your heart through self-restraint when you are tempted to pursue thoughts or persist in actions. Turn instead to draw near and sharpen the clarity of your vision of Me, for the pure in heart shall see God. Thus you will be able to see Me in others as you minister to them, not through giving your own theories and opinions and experiences, but by honestly, lovingly, faithfully, sincerely and truthfully exalting Me, for then My Spirit will bear witness to the true Word you speak.
    Fight faithfully, My warrior, enduring to the end, for I am with you always.

    May your heart go out to those in sorrow and loss, struggling in spiritual darkness and death, as you are moved by the Father's compassion and empowered by the Spirit's anointing, to bring the Words of Life to those the world considers beyond help and in need of removal, that God may be glorified and the people filled with awe as those who receive life begin to speak words of truth and praise. Luke 7

    May you have the vision to perceive the truth of the witness provided by the Spirit and the Word, during those gray times of duty when you are required to wait for the Lord, that your understanding may be corrected, broadened and opened, making the way to the Lord straighter and plainer, that you make stand firm in faith without fear of falling away. Luke 7

    May you obediently follow the Lord in the path along which He guides you that you may hear the Words of Life and acknowledge the rightness of God's way, lest through disobedience from pride and standing, you end up rejecting God's purpose. Luke 7

    May you accept the good counsel of God, which draws you from error into light with loving concern, that you may be a child of Wisdom, growing with insight and favor with God in the glad tidings brought by the instruction of His Word, lest you deride and vilify the grace of God. Luke 7

    May you give praise to the Lord, to God your Savior, Who daily bears your burdens, for He is a God Who saves, and from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death. Psalm 68

    May God give power and strength to you as you sing praise to the Lord, Who rides the ancient skies above, thundering with a mighty voice, whose majesty is over His people, for He is awesome in His sanctuary. Psalm 68


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