Friday, 1 April 2016
The devil uses everything under the sun to divide the church. He is leading many Christians round and round, walking in circles. ‘History repeats itself’ – this saying does happen!
Excerpt from my prayer journal
Breakthrough: Relationships in the family, life group, church
Building: Psalm 127
Blessings: To bless others
Is there any family without a story to tell? Is there any life group where everyone totally agrees with everything? Is there any church where no one grumbles, complains, criticize …
Psalm 127 was written by King Solomon.
Dear Father God, unless You build the house, we will labor in vain. We can build and re-build - with our carnal mind - the devil will come and destroy what we have built - over periods of time (long or short). Historically, fires of revival had died! Why? We should know why!!!
Unless we watch with Your eyes and pray with Your heart, we will stand guard in vain. We will see problems, difficulties, obstacles, challenges and they will become bigger in our human mind and we will not see Your Chariots of Fire, Your Army of Angels and Your Glorious Victory.
O LORD GOD, please OPEN our eyes to see what You want us to see.
O HOLY SPIRIT, please CHANGE our hearts to love what You love and hate what You hate.
Our passion must be in line with Yours!
O LORD JESUS, today, I want to claim on Your promises. You said in Your Word:
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches ...
O Almighty God, in the name of Jesus, I pray and ask for ears to hear – let all disciples of Jesus Christ hear what the Spirit says – clearly and completely. Amen.
Empower us to live, move and be in Christ – at all times. We need to MOVE! Amen.
We need to move wearing the Armor of God – at all times. Amen. The Armor is not something we wear physically. The Armor is something we wear spiritually - to take our stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is NOT against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, authorities, powers of this DARK world and against the SPIRITUAL FORCES of EVIL in the heavenly realms.
Paul said, “Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”
We shall STAND FIRM – with the belt of truth (the Word of God) buckled around our waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place (standing in Christ), and with our feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace (the Good News). In addition to all this, we shall take up the shield of faith, with which we can EXTINGUISH all the flaming arrows of the evil one. We shall take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. And we shall pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, we shall be alert and always keep on PRAYING FOR ALL THE SAINTS.
We shall pray for all Christians – that whenever we open our mouths, words may be given us so that we will fearlessly make know the mystery of the Gospel, for which we are ambassadors.
In Jesus’ name I pray that we, each and everyone, who believes, who follows and are being discipled (through the Word of God, by the Spirit of God) may fearlessly declare the mystery of the Gospel. Amen!
Yes! Our words and works shall glorify God! Amen!
Lam Yee Ling