John 3:16

For God So Loved The World – John 3:16

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

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Todays lesson in For God So Loved the World is taken from John 3:16
John 3:16

John 3:16

Most people have heard of the scripture John 3:16. This is one of the most generally known verses in the Bible. You see people holding signs stating “John 3:16” on the street, at sports games, bumper stickers and the likes. But do people really know and understand what an awesome gift God gave when he sent Jesus to us.

God Loves Everyone

God has always loved all the people of the world! However, some people originally thought that God only loved the Jewish people. Yes God made a covenant with the Jews, but he invites everyone to come to the knowledge of God and receive eternal salvation.

Because of his love for us, God-the Father sent his Son (in human form) to the earth to offer the gift of salvation. God-the Son (Jesus, in human form) came to earth to love us, to teach us and to save us from an eternity away from God (eternal damnation).

Jesus knew exactly what would happen to him while he was on the earth. However, he accepted to become the Son of Man, even knowing the wickedness he would suffer through. Jesus had to drink of the cup God set out for him. The cup represents God’s judgement and his wrath on judgement. It is said that as humans, we could not have handled even a drop from the cup that Christ endured for us!

When Jesus Reached His 30th Year

Jesus began his mission in his 30th year. He spent the next three years telling and showing others about God. He also taught how he was a part of the Trinity that makes up God. Furthermore, telling how everyone could enjoy an eternity with God, through Him.

For that message he was beaten, condemned, hung on a cross and willingly died for us. He suffered a horrific death by becoming the sacrificial Lamb for those who believe in him. Jesus paid a very high price for our salvation.

Three days later he rose from the grave. In doing so he fulfilled (one of the many) Old Testament prophecy confirmations that he was indeed, the Son of God.

Jesus is now the representative for all born again Christians and saved Jews. Through Jesus those who believe in Him can receive eternal life.

God did his part by sending Jesus. Jesus did his part by willingly dying for us. The Holy Spirit is doing his part by leading and guiding us. In the same manner, we have to do our part- by accepting Jesus as our Lord and Saviour.

For God So Loved The World
John 3:16
John 3:16

John 3:16

Mighty God – Redeemer and Saviour,

This verse brings good news to all people, that you love us. And that it truly is your desire to have every person on earth (no matter who they are or what they’ve done) spend eternity with you.

However, to receive salvation, there are simple conditions that our Lord God says we must comply to.

  • We need to believe that God the Father did send his Son Jesus to earth to be the Sacrificial Lamb.
  • We are to repent of our sins and ask the Lord to come into our hearts.
  • Following that, we must keep a good relationship with Jesus Christ.

Everyone Sins

We all live with sin, however we cannot take sin into the presence of God. No matter how “good” we are and how many “good deeds” we do, we cannot get rid of the sin we carry. We need salvation that only Jesus can give us!

After Jesus ascended to heaven, he didn’t leave us alone. He sent The Holy Spirit to earth as our helper. It is the Holy Spirit who will teach us the truth and knowledge of God. When believer’s think of or commit a sin, the Holy Spirit will convict us. Feeling the conviction, he then leads us to not do what we were thinking of doing. Following that, he will steer us to repentance, encouraging us to ask for forgiveness.

My Prayer for John 3:16

I praise your name God, You are Jehovah-Tsidkenu ,The Existing One

I have learned that there are only two choices for our forevermore life. That is, becoming a believer or remaining a non-believer.

Those who believe and accept that Jesus came to earth to take away our sins, don’t have to live with sin. Jesus bought redemption for those willing to repent and follow him.

The believers place their lives in the hands of Jesus Christ and in the end, Christians will immediately see that their way of living on earth holds wonderful eternal results.

Those who choose to remain non-believers, and delight in having control over their own lives will see a different ending. The people not of Jesus will immediately realize that their way of living holds severe consequences.

The Lord Our Redeemer

Thank you Father God that John 3:16 tells a story of your love. You love us so much that you sent your Son Jesus to do something we could never accomplish on our own. That is, to have salvation to a life eternal with you!

I pray that all people will hear your voice calling them. Subsequently they will accept Jesus and turn to you. It is my hope and prayer that those who hear your call, will come to know your love forever more.

Thank you Lord for all of your blessings. And for being the eternal God who desires to see all people saved. I bless your Holy name.

In the name of my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, I pray.

Amen.

Why Jesus? Because Jesus became our sacrificial Lamb, willingly dying on the cross. Shedding his blood to purify us of our sins, so that we can come before Father God, spotless.

If you want to learn more go to What is Salvation? Prayer for Salvation

Titus 2: 11-14

Salvation by the Grace of God – Titus 2:11-14

  • 11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
  • 12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
  • 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
  • 14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
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Titus 2:11-14

Grace is Given by God

In Titus 2:11-14 we read that grace is something God gives us freely. We don’t deserve it, we can’t earn it, it’s not something that we will receive if we pray for it. God gives his grace unexpectedly. It’s divine assistance given by God.

Salvation is one of those wonderful graces that God extends to all people. Every person living will be offered the gift of salvation to accept or deny.

Once accepted, grace will change us! After that, every time we do say or do something that would not be pleasing to God, we will feel the conviction from the Holy Spirit. It is not that we will be made to act accordingly, nor will we be pressured into giving up our worldly lusts. However, having Jesus in our lives, we will want to change. On the other hand, if we don’t give up worldly lusts, live soberly, righteously and godly, then we didn’t really give ourselves to Him.

A Transformation Takes Place

Some people are instantly altered and with others it’s a slower process. More importantly, regardless of the time frame, every person who truly accepts the gift of salvation will be transformed for the better.

When we become God’s children, the sacrifice Jesus made for us on the cross will become real to us. That is to say, we will begin to understand with our minds and hearts, that Jesus took all of our sins to the grave with Him.

Jesus’ sacrifice for our salvation was horrific, but he willingly accepted it on our behalf. As a result, our part is easy and free. In short, it’s simple; believe with faith that God is our Father who sent his Son for our salvation. Furthermore, that the Holy Spirit now lives in believers, as our helper. To summarize, as we grow in our faith, we will extend ourselves to spread the Word of God and to help others in good deeds.

We Become a Child of God

Christians are fortunate to be children of God. Why? Because, Jesus places his stamp “paid in full” on the people who accept Jesus by faith. As a result, our sins are totally cleansed by the work Jesus did on the cross. In addition, the Holy Spirit lives in the people who are born again, convicting us every time we start to wander off the narrow path that leads to God.

Jesus will be coming one day soon to gather up his followers. It will be a time when all believers in Jesus will see that glorious appearing and go to be with Him.

Salvation by the Grace of God
Titus 2:11-14
Titus 2:11-14

My Prayer for Titus 2:11-14

Glory to you Father,

Lord you are the shepherd and the deliverer of all those who believe in you. You are the Holy One. I praise and worship you Lord.

Thank you for bringing salvation to me and offering salvation to every person on earth.

Originally I thought that I came to you and asked you to accept me into Heaven but now, as a Christian, I know I did not seek you but you called out to me and I had the option to either accept or refuse.

Jesus gave up His life for our salvation and our redemption. He himself became our sacrificial Lamb, so that we could be redeemed from our sins and those who are your children are purified.

Thank you Father

I am now counted as your child, with my name written in the Book of Life. I pray that others will also accept the gift of life, that Jesus made possible.

As a Christian it is both my privilege and my duty to stay away from ungodly things and worldly lusts. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work out that way. As a human being, I fail many times, in many ways.

However, with your grace and forgiveness, I do step right back up. You encourage me to live my life in a righteous and godly manner, the way you intended.

Living with Zeal

May I always live with the zeal for you Father. May others see the wonderful love I have for you. More importantly possibly encouraging them that they too will want you in their lives.

Thank you Father, that I now have the Holy Spirit living inside me, to be my helper, to gently guide me and advise me. To be my inner voice, reminding me of right and wrong, and always encouraging me to take the best way.

I look forward to the glorious appearance of Jesus. I will praise your name, now and forever.

In the mighty name of The Lord Jesus Christ I pray. Amen

I look forward to the day when Jesus, our Saviour will come back. Are you ready? If you want to know about salvation, please read What is Salvation? Prayer for Salvation

Hallelujah

Psalm 127:1-2

God’s Blessings or Satan’s Curse – Psalm 127:1-2

Psalm 127:1-2

  • Except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
  • [2] It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late,
  • to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
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God's Blessings or Satan's Curse
Psalm 127:1-2
Psalm 127:1-2

In Psalm 127:1-2, The Psalmist is telling us that unless the hand of God is on us, we can’t build anything good that will prosper. This includes every part and detail in our lives. If these things are not covered by God’s blessings, then they are ruled by Satan’s curse.

Satan hates God’s goodness and his people so much that we need to be watchful every day. The enemy is always trying to sneak in and wreck what God has helped us to build.

The city refers to everything we build: our faith, our marriages, our families, our households, our jobs, our Church’s. Absolutely everything. Since these are the most important aspects in our lives, they are the first things that Satan will attempt to break down.

However, as Christians, we can rest assured that the Lord keeps the city. By knowing God and placing our dependence upon Him, our city can stand strong.

Our Part

For our part, we need to stay close to the Lord. That is, following his lead, confessing our sins and covering ourselves with the Armour of God. By living like that each day and having our hearts fixed on God, we can succeed at keeping the enemy, at a good distance.

“It is vain for us to rise up early and sit up late”

Those who do not know God and wish to succeed in life will work very hard. They will get up early, work vigorously all day and then will stay up late, trying, to make something of themselves.

Christians know that being a child of God is what matters first and foremost. When we work in his will, he will look after us and he will bless us.

“To eat the bread of sorrow”

Many are wanting to have a good life on their own. They worry and gets nervous and things never seem to go right because they don’t have a relationship with The Lord. Without that relationship, problems can wake us up early, or keep us up late and stop us from having a good sleep.

With Gods blessings we can have peaceful sleep. We can relax, knowing that God is in control. Today, there are still many Christians who must learn to have this type of faith in Him. It’s easy. Trust in God and have faith that he has control over everything. If we stay within God’s will, God looks after us.

The author is saying that God wants us to work, to plan, to prepare, to dream, but it should be done by having a relationship with Him. Furthermore, we are to live according to God’s will for us. How will we know what God’s will is for our lives, if we are not close to him?

However, with faith and trust in God we won’t have to be stressed or restless. We can give our worries and problems over to the Lord and he will look after them all. God will lead and guide us. We just need to listen and follow!

Psalm 127:1-2 God's blessings or Satan's curse?
Psalm 127:1-2

My Prayer for Psalm 127:1-2

Heavenly Father,

Creator of the heavens and the earth. I come before you in prayer because you are the mighty God (El Gibbor) (Abir)

Lord may I always talk to you regardless of the day, situation or experience. May I always ask for your advice then listen and follow your leading.

Father I can remember the numerous days and hard circumstances that occurred because I didn’t ask for your opinion. Nor did I seek the direction or ask for your blessing. I have learned hard and costly lessons because of my head strong ways, wanting to go it alone.

I can definitely see a difference during the times where I involved you in the entire process. As a result how relaxed I felt. May I always turn to you first and seek direction and abide by your answer.

God’s Answer May Be No

Many times the answer will be “no” to a request that I believe I should have or do. Please help me to remember and learn from my past mistakes. More importantly help me keep in mind, that when you say “no” I should listen, even if I don’t want to.

Help me to remember; the many sleepless hours of the night. And the restlessness of the days. Furthermore, remind me of the money that I have put into projects of my own accord, without your blessing. Remind me that no matter how hard I may work, nothing will come of it without your blessing!

Prompt me to recall the times I knew in my heart, that had I asked, you would have said no. Therefore, I took it upon myself and charged ahead without your guidance, only to have failed in the end.

Had I talked to you and obeyed, you may have said no. You also may have said to just wait a bit or possibly even have lead me to something better.

To Seek Your Guidance

Father, please help me to always seek your guidance in everything I do. Even though I am an impulsive human and have a hard time waiting once I get something into my mind. Instead, encourage me to remember to pray over all situations. Help me to sit quietly and listen for your voice and your leading.

I am so very truly grateful for so many things Father.

  • To be your child.
  • That you hear me all the time.
  • As a good parent, you sometimes have to say “no” to my requests.
  • In the times I’ve rushed ahead, not bothering to include you. Yet you still kept me under your watchful eye.
  • And yes Lord, I even thank you for allowing me to learn hard but valuable lessons, from my own mistakes.
  • I am truly grateful that you are a firm but loving Father. Thank you for caring so much for me.
  • I love you Father God! All for your glory!

In the precious name of my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. I pray. Amen

Luke 18:1

Every Person Knows How to Pray – Luke 18:1

Luke 18:1

  • [1] And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
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Luke 18:1 Every Person Knows How to Pray
Luke 18:1

Luke 18:1 tells us that every person should be praying. Firstly, it should be pointed out that God has made it possible that every person knows how to pray. No matter what our religion or background, whether we are Christian or an atheist, or somewhere in between, God has placed inside each of us the knowledge of prayer. With that being said, he has also given us free will and so we have the choice to pray or not to pray.

Don’t Give Up In Prayer

Luke 18:1 tells us that we should always pray and not to faint. As a result, he is urging us to pray without ceasing and not to give up.

“Always to pray” (pray without ceasing) does not mean being in prayer continuously. In short, it means always being ready to pray at any given moment. Then throughout the day, we should be watching out for where the enemy tries to take over and control the situation. If we are at ready with prayer, then the enemy loses.

Seeing a situation that requires prayer or when we a have need, prayer should be our “go to”; that is, our first instinct. But, many of us turn to loved ones or friends and ask for help. Instead, we must learn to call out to our Heavenly Father first.

Always to Pray

While making breakfast we could be thanking God for the groceries in our refrigerator and for the money that bought the food. As well as for the job which gave us the money. If we happen to be in a position of little or no food in our home, then we can pray for the harvest that God will bring to us that day.

Apart from our own needs, we can pray for others. For example, when we see or hear an ambulance or fire truck siren, our first instinct should be to pray for that situation. Even though we don’t know details of the situation. We can also pray for friends, our military, our leaders, and our country. In the same way, Israel always needs our prayers!

What is Luke saying?

The idea Luke is trying to make is that there is always something to pray over. If we are in “constant” communication with our Father then the enemy’s strength is over-shadowed.

“Not to faint”. We should not give up; on or in prayer. Why? Because the enemy Satan hates prayer! In fact, it’s the one thing he can not win over. If he can convince us to quit praying then he is in a better position to control the situation.

Does this happen to you?

Let’s say our intention is to spend some time with the Lord today. What happens? Something else comes up. Perhaps the phone will ring or the kids will need help. Regardless, something always interrupt our prayers. Consequently, there will always be something to lead us away from spending time with God. And that is the enemy’s plan.

This is where Luke says “not to faint” meaning do not quit. This is the time to dig in our heals and stay strong and follow through. As a result, praying and keeping faith that God is in control, we will grow spiritually. And, as we grow in the Lord, the enemy’s strength in our lives is depleted.

Every Person Knows How to Pray
Luke 18:1
Luke 18:1

Heavenly Father

You are our strength, (Eyaluwth) and the Lord who is there (Jehovah-Shammah)

I ask that you would help me to pray every morning before I get into my worldly chores and events of the day. May I pray continuously all day and then again at bedtime. By doing that Father I will be drawn closer to you and the choices I make throughout the day will be better ones.

Keeping the enemy away

Also Lord, praying continuously, will keep the enemy at bay, because he will soon see that he is wasting his time with me. Hallelujah!

Thank you Father for prayer. Remind me that prayer is only half of the circle, I should always take the time to listen to you speaking to me. I ask you now, in the name of Jesus that you would help me to pray always and have me listen to you so that we may have a true friendship.

Thank you Father. For you, all the Glory!

In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen

Satan tempts us, not God. James 1:12-15 Faith is more precious than gold 1 Peter 1:6-9

Psalm 34:11-16

Are you a Sheep or a Goat? – Psalm 34:11-16

Psalm 34:11-16

  • [11] Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
  • [12] What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?
  • [13] Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.
  • [14] Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
  • [15] The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.
  • [16] The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
Are you a sheep or a goat?
Psalm 34:11-16
Psalm 34:11-16

In Psalm 34:11-16 David is calling the people to come and listen to him while he speaks of the true God. In particular, he wants only the people who are open to hearing what he has to say.

There was so much idol worship and heathenism in the area that David decided to talk to those who’s hearts, minds and souls had not been totally lost to evil. Furthermore, it was his desire to talk only to people who were really ready to listen.

David Knew The Lord Well

He knew God as the Lord of hosts (leader of armies of heaven) And as Jehovah-Rohi (the Lord is our shepherd.) Therefore David is attempting to talk to the sheep. Wanting to explain the difference between the differences between the sheep and the goats, without confrontation.

  • God see’s the people of earth in 2 groups.
  • There are the sheep (those who follows the voice of the Lord.).
  • Also, there are the goats (those who follow the way of the world.)

David Wonders Aloud

  • Why would anyone choose to live an evil life in misery?
  • Especially, when they could be enjoying a happy life, living in the Lord.

David calls for the people to turn away from any evil which some may still be holding onto.

  • He’s looking for those who want a better life.
  • That is, the ones who are willing to change their ways, and to seek righteous and peace.
  • So David tells the people that God keeps his eyes on those who are living a life of peace.
  • That is, those who follow the Lord, will be seen by God.
  • And, his ears will be open when they cry out to him.
  • Specifically, at their death, they will receive eternal life.
  • Furthermore, that God will know their names forevermore.

In comparison

  • On the other hand, God will not listen to those people who do not change their ways.
  • That is, the people who prefer to remain living with their evil.
  • Regardless, everyone has the right to choose which way to live.
  • However, at their death, they will receive eternal death.
  • In addition, their names wiped out of existence forevermore.
Psalm 34:11-16 Are you a sheep or a goat?
Psalm 34:11-16

My Prayer for Psalm 34:11-16

Heavenly Father,

Thank you that evil cannot be near you. One day all believers will live in heaven with you. And all evil will cease to exist.

I pray for all the people who live for themselves, false gods or idols. I am praying for their eyes to open. And that they will see the one and only true God, you, before it’s too late for them.

How do I know that you are the one true GOD?

  • Through your Word
  • And because I have faith.

False Religions

I know others have their own religions and bibles. So how can I rely on the Christian Bible being the true one?

  • So far all of the prophecies that are in the Old and New Testaments have been fulfilled as written.
  • The only prophesies left to come are the ones that will be realized during the last days.
  • If that is not enough in itself, the Bible is the number one seller of books.
  • According to the Guinness Book of Records, research conducted by the British and Foreign Bible Society in 2021 suggests that the total number probably lies between 5 and 7 billion copies sold.
  • Furthermore, in the 21st century, Bibles are printed at a rate of around 80 million per year.
  • Proving that people other than myself, want and believe in the writings of God, hence the Bible.

Why Do I Personally Believe?

  • Because I know the Lord.
  • And, I have seen with my own eyes the miracles you have done in my life and others.
  • Jesus walked this earth as a the Son of Man, even though his is the Son of God.
  • The very best reason of all, I know that I know, that I know.
  • Best of all, I believe in God and in the words of the Bible by faith.

Thank you Lord, that even though I have never seen you, I have the faith that you are who you say you are. And that everything the Bible teaches me I can believe, learn from and rely on.

I can rest that you are watching over me each and every day. I can relax knowing that my name is written in the Lambs book of life. And most importantly, that upon my death, my name will be remembered for eternity.

Thank you Father

For loving the world. Thank you Lord that it is your desire that all people come to the knowledge of God. I pray that many people will turn to you before your will for earth is accomplished!

In the holy and awesome name of your son, JESUS CHRIST, I pray. Amen Hallelujah!

What is Salvation? Proverbs 28:13 Are you hiding sin from God?

Psalm 70:1-5

Make Haste O God – Psalm 70:1-5

Psalm 70:1-5

  • Make haste, o God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, OLord.
  • 2Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.
  • 3Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha.
  • 4Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.
  • 5But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: thou art my help and my deliverer; OLord, make no tarrying.
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Make Haste O Lord  Psalm 70:1-5
Psalm 70:1-5

In Psalm 70:1-5 it is not clear whether David or someone else who wrote it. But, for the sake of this post, I will assume it was David. He is praying, asking for God’s help. He knows he can’t stand up to the enemy by himself. So he calls out to God to stop them, confuse them and make them turn away.

As the enemy is still coming towards David, he continues to pray with faith. David keeps steadfast in his belief that God will save him in the “perfect” way.

I believe that as his prayers grew so did his peace. Because of his total trust and faith in God, David turns his prayers towards the enemy chasing him.

David Prays For The Enemy

He understands the enemy doesn’t know God. So, David prays for those chasing him to come to the realization that his God, is the living God. He prays that the men should be shamed by the refusal of believing, and awakened to the Lord.

Furthermore, that the men have that “ah ha” moment of knowing that God is real. And that they need God in their lives.

David knows that once they find salvation and God’s love, they too will rejoice. Then, they will praise the Lord, crying out “Let God be magnified” forever more.

However, at the point of this prayer, the enemy approaches quickly. David is pleading with God to please hurry and save him from the enemy, because they are very close. And, time is of the essence.

Psalm 70:1-5  Make Haste O Lord
Psalm 70:1-5

My Prayer For Psalm 70:1-5

Divine Lord,

Father God, you are a Christian’s shield, and the God of righteousness. You are the mighty one. Your word says, that if we call to you, you will answer and will show us great and mighty things.

Throughout the centuries, you have always been with all of your children. You are aware of exactly what is happening in our lives, at any given moment.

Like the author, I pray that during the times when I am faced with the enemy (people or situations), that I too can stand in faith and in peace. So much so that I am be able to take my eyes off my own problems and place it onto others.

Please Lead Me Everyday

On a daily basis, Lord help me to pray for my brothers and sisters in Christ. Encourage them to remain strong in their faith. Also help me to pray for those who don’t know you. Allow their eyes to be opened to the glory of the Lord. I pray for that “aha” moment to come to all. I will continuously pray for all people, especially those who have yet to come to you.

Thank you Father for always being with all those who know you, and for your love and care. Remind me Lord that because you can see the bigger picture, you can solve it in the “perfect” way. Which will not necessarily be the way I expect something to be solved.

In the wonderful name of my Lord, Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen Praise the Lord.

Do you want to be closer to God? JAMES 4:6-10 What determines eternal destination? MATTHEW 7:13-14

2 Corinthians 4:5-6

2 Corinthians 4:5-6 – The Light In The Darkness

2 Corinthians 4:5-6

  • [5] For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.
    [6] For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
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Todays Lesson The Light in the Darkness  2 Corinthians 4:5-6
2 Corinthians 4:5-6

2 Corinthians 4:5-6 teaches us a lesson to remember. Meaning, that it is very important that when we talk to others about God, we make ourselves known as his servants. In addition, we are here also, to raise up The Lord Jesus Christ.

Paul is teaching believers to tell the unrighteous people about the light. He explains that, we shouldn’t try to build ourselves up. Nor, should we even tell people how much better life will be with Jesus in their lives.

Our job is to live a life that demonstrates the light. Specifically, showing people that Jesus is the light. By our actions, others will see Christians living a relatively calm, happy and peaceful life in a world of chaos. The message they receive is that they too, can have knowledge of the Glory of God. That is, through Jesus Christ, who is the light in the darkness.

The Light in the Darkness  2 Corinthians 4:5-6
2 Corinthians 4:5-6

My Prayer for 2 Corinthians 4:5-6

Heavenly Father,

You are (Adonai) our Master and Lord. Let the earth hear the voice of the Lord. Cause them to repent and turn from their idols. I bless your holy name Father God.

Thank you Father, that when I was called to the light, it shone brightly around me. I will be forever thankful that in the light of Jesus, I also found the glory of you, Father.

I pray that each and every day, you will be seen living within me. When I am with other’s let them see me living a life in which you are the center. Allow me to be praising you Father in all I do and say. Stop up my mouth if it the conversation ever becomes about me.

People Need To See The Light

For people to come to you Lord, they need to see the light for themselves. Most of those that call out to you because they are afraid of the darkness, will not stay with you. However, those who come seeking the light will love you and want to stay in the light forever.

I pray Father that I will always be telling others about Jesus. I pray for all those people who don’t know the Lord yet. That today would be the day, that the light of Jesus shines into their lives.

Thank you Father that you are a loving and gracious God. That is, you freely and abundantly, give your light, your love, your grace and your mercy to those who accept it.

I pray that today is the day of salvation. And, that many unsaved people find the light of Jesus. In doing so, find eternal life with you!

In the glorious and precious name of Jesus, I pray. Amen and again I say Amen. Praise the Lord. Hallelujah!

What is Salvation? What is Salvation? If We Say We Have No Sin John 1:8-10

Romans 12:1-2

Christian Conduct – Romans 12-12

Romans 12:1-2

  • 1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
  • 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (KJV)
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Show others what it means to be a child of God.  Romans 12-1-2
Romans 12:1-2

Paul is pleading with Christians to show others what it means to be a child of God. That is, look at everything that the Lord has done for us, and how we have been transformed. As a result, it is a reasonable service that we give back, showing others that we have truly changed from the inside to the out.

Because we have given ourselves to The Lord, we are not to think or exist like this world does. But, we are to change our ways of thinking and stand as God intends. Paul is asking that we give our entire beings over to the Lord as living sacrifices. Furthermore, that we are to position ourselves, in a way that shows others the will of God.

By doing so, it may convince others of what is good, acceptable, and the perfect way to live. Namely, stand in accordance to God’s ways.

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Romans 12:1-2

My Prayer for Romans 12:1-2

Heavenly Father,

When I first became a Christian, people literally saw a change in me. And commented on how peaceful and more loving I had become. They wondered if living such a life could possibly be as easy as I made it out to be. So, I gave them my secret. That is, I changed from the inside out, because of Jesus.

You called me to be your child and I readily accepted. It now stands to reason that I should want to show others how wonderful it is to belong to the family of God. Thank you Lord that people have seen a difference in me. I pray that I can always be a good representation for you.

At Times I Don’t Set A Good Example

However, I also know from time to time, I do not set a good example. I still make mistakes and don’t always live up to how a Christian should be living.

This means that I do not always say or do the right thing. Likewise, I’m not always in a constant state of peace. There are definitely times when I say, do or act in a way that is not pleasing to you Lord. I am human and humans are not perfect. When I do or say something wrong, I should automatically turn to you Father and repent. Unfortunately, there are times, I do not come to you. It is in those circumstances when the Holy Spirit, who lives in me, corrects and convicts me.

However, though I hate to admit it, I sometimes, ignore the Holy Spirit’s nudges, encouraging me to repent. There are mainly two categories where I tend to not listen to the Holy Spirit.

  1. The times that I want to hold onto my anger against someone who has hurt me.
  2. Similarly, when I have said or done something against another person. Because I have hurt them, I hold onto the guilt, finding it hard to ask for forgiveness.

I Need You Lord

It’s in those times Lord, I truly need to come to you. Asking for help to break down my hardened or proud heart. Praise God, when I ask, you do help me.

The good news is, despite my downfalls, I am growing in you. Even when I make mistakes, I do my best to correct them as soon as possible. Thank you Father for knowing everything about me. You already know when I will fall and when I will get up again. I am so blessed to be a child in your family, and for you to be watching over me, as a loving father does. I am also grateful to have the privilege of Jesus and the Holy Spirit in my life.

With all honour and praise to you Father.

In the name of my Lord and Saviour JESUS Christ, I pray. Amen. Hallelujah!

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