ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER IN PRAYER FAITH AND PLAIN TRUTH
CHILDREN OF GOD, as we begin our day and a brand new week in which we have never seen before, we are faced with many challenges that are zapping our energy and weakening our nation, due to our government shutting down and the inability of our government leaders to sit down and work out the problems that are needed to help stabilize our economy and allow us to grow and prosper as we live in peace and security.
Now let us pray and encourage each other in faith and plain truth. As I was studying the word of God this morning, I was lead to share what was revealed to me with each one of you. Therefore, I encourage you to take note of what the Lord wants each one of us to do as He speaks to us from the book of 1Timothy, and here is what He says:
The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Savior God wants us to live.
He wants not only us but everyone saved, you know, everyone to get to know the truth we’ve learned: that there’s one God and only one, and one Priest-Mediator between God and us—Jesus, who offered himself in exchange for everyone held captive by sin, to set them all free. Eventually the news is going to get out. This and this only has been my appointed work: getting this news to those who have never heard of God, and explaining how it works by simple faith and plain truth.
Since prayer is at the bottom of all this, what I want mostly is for men to pray—not shaking angry fists at enemies but raising holy hands to God. And I want women to get in there with the men in humility before God, not primping before a mirror or chasing the latest fashions but doing something beautiful for God and becoming beautiful doing it.
I don’t let women take over and tell the men what to do. They should study to be quiet and obedient along with everyone else. Adam was made first, then Eve; woman was deceived first—our pioneer in sin!—with Adam right on her heels. On the other hand, her childbearing brought about salvation, reversing Eve. But this salvation only comes to those who continue in faith, love, and holiness, gathering it all into maturity. You can depend on this. (1 Timothy 2:1-15 MSG)
Now let these words reassure you that God is working in you to strengthen you and help you to overcome the evil spirits of the devil that is trying to keep you away from your Blessings. Be strong and resist the devil. Stay focus on what God has set before you and you will prosper in all ways. Remember, this is truly the first day of the rest of your life. Your best days are ahead of you. Take this day and use it to, “ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER IN PRAYER FAITH AND PLAIN TRUTH!”
- 1 Timothy 4:4-5 – For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, (church4u2.wordpress.com)
- Repeated prayers (nwinspiration.wordpress.com)
- 1 Timothy 1:15, 16 (loosehim.wordpress.com)