So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13 (NIV)
-'For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16 (NIV)
- Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer
Romans 12: 12 ( NIV )
-The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.'
Exodus 14: 13 ( NIV )
-For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against
powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this World, against spiritual
wickedness in the high places.
Ephesians 6:12 (NIV)
- I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Philippians 4: 13 ( NIV )
-This is the message we have heard from Him and proclaim to you, that
God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.
1 John: 5
-What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?
Matthew 16:26 (NIV)
1. This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy.
3. Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good.
4. Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God.
5. Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
~2 Timothy 3 - 5 - King James Version (KJV) ~
-Read: Matthew 24: 1-50
- HOW TO KNOW JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD AND SAVIOR -
A salvation prayer, known by many Christians as a 'Sinners Prayer,' is a prayer one would say to repent from sin, ask God for forgiveness, confess belief in Jesus Christ, and accept him as Lord and Savior. Saying a salvation prayer is the first step in your personal relationship with God.
If you believe the Bible offers truth about the way of salvation, but you have not taken the step to become a Christian, it's as simple as praying this prayer. You can pray by yourself, using your own words. There is no special formula. Just pray from your heart to God, and he will save you. If you feel lost and don't know what to pray, here's a salvation prayer that you can follow:
I admit that I am a sinner. I have done many things that don't please you. I have lived my life for myself only. I am sorry, and I repent. I ask You to forgive me.
I believe that You died on the cross for me to save me. You did what I could not do for myself. I come to You now and ask you to take control of my life; I give it to You. From this day forward, help me to live every day for You and in a way that pleases You.
I love you, Lord, and I thank You that I will spend all eternity with You.
If you have just prayed this prayer, congratulations!:))
You have received Christ as your Savior and have made the best decision you will ever make—one that will change your life forever!
Dr. Stanley reminds us how God is ever-present and how we should all treat this virus as a wake up call, especially those who haven't surrendered their lives to Jesus Christ.
I have a question I want you to consider: Where is God in the midst of this coronavirus? And the answer is: He is where He has always been, in the heavens ruling over all. The Scripture says, "The Lord has established His throne in the heavens, and His sovereignty rules over all" (Psalm 103:19). He rules over everything and everybody.
Throughout the years, God has protected us from so many disasters. We've been living safely between two vast bodies of water, the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans.
While we have experienced short periods of heartache and suffering in times of war and 9/11, we have been spared the kind of trouble and affliction this virus has brought upon us. It isn't "over there" or "over yonder," but on our streets, in our homes, and throughout our land, and it is getting more painful with each passing day.
Throughout the years, God has protected us from so many disasters.
While we may feel like blaming someone else for these painful and deadly times, we ought to look up and ask God, "What's happening and why have You allowed this?"
Is there any correlation between this virus and the alarming increase in the rate of crime, abortions, murders, drunkenness, drug addiction, divorces, gambling, school shootings, and fewer people going to church? Is it because we've outlawed prayer in schools and public meetings, or because we have allowed atheistic teaching in our colleges and universities, and liberal theology in our seminaries?
Have we ignored God's warnings during other periods of suffering to the point that God has decided to rain down upon us a period of suffering beyond our control?
If so, what should be our response?
We should repent of our sins, whatever they may be, surrendering our lives to God through His Son Jesus Christ. We should take personal responsibility for our lifestyles.
The Bible is clear: "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9). That means He always will. And He has the right to forgive us through the death of His Son, Jesus Christ.
This is a "wakeup call" to America! This is more than a physical disease; it is a warning from God! And you would be wise to see it as that.
-A PRAYER FOR WORLDWIDE REVIVAL AND SPIRITUAL AWAKENING-
Revive us, and we will call upon Your name. O Lord God of hosts, restore us; cause Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved. —PSALM 80:18-19
Lord God Almighty, truly You are worthy of all worship and praise. Yet I know, Father, that there are still so many who do not know You as Savior, and, in many areas, Your church is struggling. Therefore, Father, I come before You to ask for Your intervention—help us to exalt You. Revive Your church throughout the world and send a spiritual awakening among all who do not yet know Jesus as Savior.
Forgive us, Lord God, for the way Your people have drifted from You. Bring Your church to the place where we have the courage to admit that we do not have all the answers, we have made mistakes, and we have become too much like the world. Guide us into Your wisdom and teach us to do Your will. We long to trust You completely in all things and to follow You in obedience so others can know You and be saved.
Almighty God, please give Your people a hunger for Your presence, and a thirst for Your righteousness, and a boldness for proclaiming Your Word. Drive us to Scripture so we might know You anew. Help us to hear Your voice, and direct us by Your Holy Spirit so we can walk in the center of Your will and be perfectly aligned to Your purposes. Please speak unity and peace to us, Your people, so that we may carry the Good News of Jesus Christ to those who are lost and perishing. Let us not turn back to folly, Father—destroying our testimonies to the people around us. Rather, teach us to carry Your message with loving-kindness, truth, righteousness, and gentleness to the uttermost parts of the earth.
We ask You to prepare the hearts of the lost to accept Your salvation. Awaken unbelievers to their desire for Your presence and help them understand it is only available through the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Give us divine appointments wherever we go, Father—that we may preach Your gospel and that many will be saved. Send believers to the unreached—yes, even to areas antagonistic to You—so that people from every nation, tribe, and tongue will worship You.
Indeed, Lord, You always give what is good, and Your Word never returns void—it always yields its produce. By Your Holy Spirit, guide our footsteps to those who long to know You, and give us the words they need to hear. Our hearts long to see every nation throughout the earth praise Your holy and wonderful name. The loving-kindness You have shown us is beyond measure, and we desire for people everywhere to know Your eternal provision of salvation through Jesus Christ.
So, Lord, please make Your people a light to the nations and an example of the Savior's love and grace. May the lost come to understand the spiritual freedom from sin that You have so graciously provided for us. We give praise for all You are doing and will do. Thank You for reviving the church throughout the world and for bringing spiritual awakening to unbelievers. To You be all honor, glory, and worship now and forevermore.
Every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
I do not quarrel with Karl Marx's statement that "religion is the opiate of the people." I never try to defend religion. Religion has spawned wars. Many so-called religious people have been characterized by prejudice, pride, bickering, and even tolerance for slavery. However, I would call you to a simple faith in Jesus, who said, "Love your neighbor as yourself." Are you really concerned? Are you disappointed with society? If you are, I challenge you to take the first step. I challenge you to look at yourself.
~Prayer for the day~
Forgive me, for so often failing to love my neighbor. May my life speak to others of Your love and compassion, Lord Jesus Christ.
-Lord Jesus, as You sat looking over Jerusalem, You wept.
Give me the same compassion for those who have not accepted Your remedy and been BORN AGAIN.
-SALVATION IS FOR TODAY,SEEK THE LORD WHILE HE MAY BE FOUND.NO ONE IS PROMISED TOMORROW.
- Bless is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord.
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
- Abraham Lincoln -
-May God bring great comfort and healing to all of you who have lost a loved one, be a family member, a very dear friend, someone, to the COVID- 19.All my heartfelt prayers are also for
all my very dear friends, family members each and all, and the whole wide world, each and everybody. Wish you each and all the very best in everything n' all you do!BE STRONG N' POSITIVE! PLEASE STAY HEALTHY, WELL, AND SAFE!!! God bless you always!
Lots of Love, Hugs, and Prayers surely, Everyday, Always, from the U.S.A.! D .