Where is Hope?

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A word, a handshake, these sealed the words of a person. What was said would be done.

Listening to the wrong voices, looking to the wrong people for answers, leaves the masses with little hope. It’s time we look in the right place.

History is filled with men who knew where to look for hope. Ezra and Nehemiah are two of them.

In Ezra:

Hope is found in the Lord’s promises. We have to turn to Jeremiah to understand how.

“For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.” Jeremiah 29:10.

The performance of it.

“Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia,

The LORD God of heaven…hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Who is there among you of all his people? His God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the house of the LORD God of Israel…”Ezra 1:2-3.

As the Father restored Israel to her land, the Son brings restoration to those who will receive His forgiveness.

Christ restores life.

“Verily, verily, I say unto you,

He that heareth my word,

and believeth on him that sent me,

hath everlasting life,

and shall not come into condemnation;

but is passed from death unto life.”

John 5:24.

Christ restores the kingdom of God

“For since by man came death,

by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

For as in Adam all die,

even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

But every man in his own order:

Christ the firstfruits;

afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.

Then cometh the end,

when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father;

when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.”

1Corinthians 15:21-24.

All will be restored. Our hope is sure. Keep your eyes on the Savior.

In Nehemiah

“And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.” Ezek. 22:30.

Nehemiah became that man for his countrymen.

“I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days,

and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven…

Let thine ear now be attentive, and thine eyes open,

that thou mayest hear the prayer of thy servant…

for the children of Israel thy servants,

and confess the sins of the children of Israel,

which we have sinned against thee…

these are thy servants and thy people,

whom thou hast redeemed by thy great power, and by thy strong hand…”

Nehemiah 1:4-6,10.

Nehemiah’s intercessory prayer reflects our Intercessor.

Jesus Christ prays.

“I pray for them:

I pray not for the world,

but for them which thou hast given me:

for they are thine.”

John 17:9.

“Who is he that condemneth?

It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again,

who is even at the right hand of God,

who also maketh intercession for us.”

Romans 8:34.

“Wherefore he is able also to save

them to the uttermost that come unto God by him,

seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.”

Hebrews 7:25.

“And now I am no more in the world,

but these are in the world,

and I come to thee. Holy Father,

keep through thine own name

those whom thou hast given me,

that they may be one, as we are.”

John 17:11.

  • Do you ever feel like you can’t go any further? There’s One praying for you.
  • Will you follow his example and be the one who stands in the gap for others?
  • When you think prayer is all you can do, remember prayer is the best you can do.

Come Out! Come Out, Wherever You Are!

DSCF0144“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.”

This phrase of the Lord’s prayer meets the need of our day. May, we God’s own people bought with the blood of Christ enter the spirit of this prayer as we face the challenges, the testings of our faith.

God’s Kingdom

“Blessed is the man that endureth temptation:

  • for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
  • Let not man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God:
  • for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:” James 1:12,13

May we remember in God’s kingdom testing is for proving, growing our faith and confidence in Him.

  • He has delivered us from evil, or as some read it from the evil one, Satan’s kingdom.
  • He is delivering us now from the power of the evil in this present testing, by the blood of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God.
  • He will deliver us from evil in the future by the power of the blood of Jesus Christ, King of glory.

God separated us unto Himself as a holy people and calls us to come out from among the world. The trials God draws us into openly display our Father’s work in us as we walk in His strength through them. We endure by Him and receive a crown from Him and He is glorified in His body, the church. He never tempts us with evil.

Satan’s Kingdom

Satan purposes to steal our peace, kill our joy, and destroy our witness. He lies to us inciting doubt and distraction from God’s purpose.

“But every man is tempted,

  • when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
  • Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin:
  • and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.” James 1:14-15.

Satan always tempts us with evil, even when appears good. He tempts to bring us to failure and fill us with doubt about God’s goodness and grace.

God’s Kingdom

We pray for the Lord to not lead us into trials more than our faith is ready for.

  • He promises He will not.
  • He promises to go with us and be our strength as we wait upon Him.
  • He proves His faith in us.

To pray for trials to come our way boasts of our strength and borders on tempting God. So we pray,

”Lead us not into temptation.”

Our responsibility:

“Submit…to God.

Resist the devil…

Draw nigh to God…

Cleanse your hand…and purify your hearts.”

James 4:7-8

Satan’s kingdom

“your adversary the devil,

as a roaring lion, walketh about,

seeking whom he may devour.”

1Peter 5:8

“Resist…and he will flee from you.” James 4:7


Praying and thinking on these things this morning, my mind drifted to the church of Jesus Christ and the testing before us today. Many cry for normalcy. My personal belief, if you’re interested?

  • God does not want to take us back to normalcy before this trial came to us.
  • His desire is to take us to a greater faith, a greater glory.
  • He calls to us to come out of the world. Resist the world’s call.

For we are not of this world but of His kingdom.

Too long we have lived like righteous Lot in the Old Testament Sodom and Gomorrah. We, in the western civilization, are comfortable living among the sin. No longer do our hearts ache at the devastation it wreaks. It vexes us but we’re not repulsed by it. God wants more for us. He wants us to set our minds, our hearts, our affections on things above.

“If ye then be risen with Christ,

seek those things which are above,

where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

Set your affection on things above not on things on the earth.”

Colossians 3:1-2

Let us seek His face, turn from our wickedness and turn to His righteousness, mercy, grace, and love. Then restored in the fullness of fellowship with Him we will see His power, His kingdom, and His glory among us. Greater faith and greater glory awaits, but we must come out from among them. We must shine the light of our Lord living in us as He has made us to do.

“Ye are the light of the world…

Let your light so shine before men,

that they may see your good works,

and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

Matthew 5:14,16.

It must begin with me. Will you join me?

“Watch and pray,

that ye enter not into temptation:

The spirit indeed is willing,

but the flesh is weak.”

Matthew 26:41.

“greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”

1 John 4:4

 

 

 

 

Defeating One Kingdom, Holding to the Other

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“but deliver us from evil.”

“And the Lord said, Simon, Simon,

Satan’s kingdom:

behold, Satan hath desired to have you that he may sift you as wheat…

God’s Kingdom;

“But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted strengthen thy brethren.” Luke 22:31-32.

“Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing,

Satan’s kingdom

 but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41.

How can we, those who are of the body of Christ, pray for you in the temptations you face?

 

Praise Ye the Lord!

bloggratitude-1201944_960_720“Praise ye the LORD.

Praise God in his sanctuary:

praise him in the firmament of his power.

Praise him for his mighty acts:

praise him according to his excellent greatness.

Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise him upon the loud cymbals.

Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD.

Praise ye the LORD. Ps. 150

For:

“This is the day which the LORD hath made;

we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.

Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD;

we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD.

God is the LORD,

which hath shewed us light:

bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.

Thou art my God, and I will praise thee:

thou art my God, I will exalt thee.

O give thanks unto the LORD;

for he is good:

for his mercy endureth for ever.”

Ps. 118: 24-29.

How are you praising the Lord today?

 

Purpose in Prayer

blogpraise-1154566__340“Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer;

and attend to the voice of my supplications.”

 Ps. 86:6

Prayer is mentioned 132 times in the Bible (KJV). Pray and its verb conjugations are mentioned 269 times(NIV Concordance). God’s word puts great importance on prayer. Multiple books adorn bookshelves on the subject. E. M. Bounds writes in his book on prayer that it is what moves the hand of God. The disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray. We are told several times to be:

“Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints:” Eph. 6:18.

What is the purpose of prayer? God already knows what we need, yet He says:

“Ask,

And it shall be given you:

Seek,

And ye shall find:

Knock,

And it shall be opened unto you:

For every one that asketh

receiveth;

and he that seeketh

 findeth;

and to him that knocketh

it shall be opened.”

 Matt. 7:7-8

I don’t pretend to know the answers to prayer’s purpose. But I do offer some thoughts from the above verses.

“Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer;

and attend to the voice of my supplications.”

 Ps. 86:6

Prayer provides us with God’s ear. All we need do is ask and He listens and promises to give ear to our need.

“Ask and it shall be given.” It doesn’t matter the need or the reason we come. In time of need He says,

“Let us come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Heb. 4:16.

Then there are those times prayer provides an avenue of worship and praise as we remember His goodness and return a blessing to Him.

“Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

Who forgiveth all thine iniquities;

who health all thy diseases;

Who redeemeth thy life from destruction;

who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things;

so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” Ps. 103:1-5.

Prayer provides a place to seek the will of God. He promises we will find it.

“For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire

that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will

in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;” Col. 1:9

“He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying,

O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me except I drink it,

thy will be done.”Matt. 26:42

“Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.” Ps. 143: 10.

Prayer proves our persistence when the answer remains unseen. Our heavenly Father tells us to knock and He will open. He will reveal Himself when faith meets sight in prayer and gives us understanding. He will open to us when we knock. Just keep knocking; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”

“In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks. I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled…

Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words.

But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.

Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days.

And when he had spoken such words unto me, I set my face toward the ground and I became dumb…

Then there came again and touched me one like the appearance of a man, and he strengthened me…

Then said he…I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth.” Daniel 10: 2,3, 12-15, 18,21.

“Ask with confidence and humility. Seek with care and application. Knock with earnestness and perseverance.” (Clark as quoted by David Guzik). God will open your eyes of understanding through His word of truth.

Prayer’s purpose brings His children into the realm of the spirit world opening our eyes to the work and wonder of our God. Our heavenly Father grants us the privilege of entering the holy of holies with Him to ask, seek, and knock to know Him and to make Him known.

“Having therefore, brethren,

boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus ,

by a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us,

through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

And having an high priest over the house of God:

Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith,

having our hearts sprinkled from and evil conscience,

and our bodies washed with pure water.” Heb. 10: 19-22.

 “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that,

if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:

And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask,

we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.” 1John 5:14-15.

If this is your confidence, Let us pray and not faint.

“And he spoke a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint.” Luke 18:1.

 

 

Pondering Prayer’s Purpose

DSCF0144“…Faith and prayer move God.” E. M. Bounds

A greater than E. M. Bounds spoke a parable to this end:

“…that men ought always to pray, and not to faint.” Luke 18:1

The apostle Paul wrote to the Ephesians:

“Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit,

and watching thereunto

with all perseverance and supplication

for all saints:” Eph. 6:18.

Thinking on E. M. Bounds’ statement I wondered if prayer’s purpose was and is to move God. Will God not move apart from our prayers? The admonition of our Lord and Paul is to pray always, pray without ceasing. Other scriptures echo this message putting great importance on praying. If prayer’s purpose is not to move the hand of God, what is it?

What is the purpose of prayer?

Your thoughts are greatly appreciated. And may we each find a place to meet with our brothers and sisters in Christ and lift our voices as one in praise of God our Father and His Son our Lord Jesus Christ.

Praying the Lord’s Prayer for Christmas, Completed Prayer

“Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.”

Psalm 150: 6

Praise God for He is:

Our Father which art in heaven…

“And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary:

for thou hast found favour with God.

And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb,

and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name

JESUS.

He shall be great,

and shall be called the

Son of the Highest…

The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee,

and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee:

therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee

shall be called the

Son of God.”

Luke 1:30-32,35

“But when the fullness of time was come,

God sent forth his Son,

made of a woman, made under the law,

to redeem them that were under the law,

that we might receive the adoption of sons..”

 Gal. 4:4-5

“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God,

they are the sons of God.

For ye have not received the spirit of fear bondage

again to fear; but ye have received

the Spirit of adoption,

whereby we cry

Abba, Father.”

Rom. 8:14,15

“Blessed be the God, and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

which according to his abundant mercy

hath begotten us again unto a lively hope

 by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead..”

1Peter 1:3

Praise God for He is holy.

…Hallowed be thy name…

“And Mary said,

My soul doth magnify the Lord,

and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour…

For he that is mighty hath done to me great things;

and holy is his name.”

Luke 1:46,47, 49

“He sent redemption unto his people:

he hath commanded his covenant for ever:

holy and reverend is his name.”

Psalm 111:9

“Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things,

as silver and gold,

from your vain conversation

received by tradition from your fathers,

but with the precious blood of Christ,

as of a lamb without blemish, and without spot…”

1Peter 1:18,19

“Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved,

let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit,

 perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”

2Cor. 7:1

Praise God His kingdom has come:

…Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven…

“Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea…

there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,

Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews?

for we have seen his star in the east,

and are come to worship him…

And when they were come into the house,

they saw the young child with Mary his mother,

 and fell down, and worshipped him:

and when they had opened their treasures,

 they presented unto him gifts;

gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.”

Matt. 2: 1-2, 11.

“I will declare the decree:

the LORD hath said unto me,

Thou art my Son;

this day have I begotten thee.

Ask of me,

and I shall give thee

the heathen for thine inheritance,

and the uttermost parts

of the earth for thy possession.

Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron;

thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.

Be wise now therefore, O ye kings:

be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

Serve the LORD with fear,

and rejoice with trembling.

Kiss the Son, lest he be angry,

and ye perish from the way,

when his wrath is kindled but a little.

Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.”

Psalm 2:7-12

“Now after that John was put in prison,

Jesus came into Galilee,

preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, saying,

The time is fulfilled,

and the kingdom of God is at hand:

repent ye, and believe the gospel.”

Mark 1:14-15

“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.”

Rom. 12:2

Praise God for His provision:

…Give us this day our daily bread…

“And Mary said,

My soul doth magnify the Lord…

his mercy is on them that fear him

from generation to generation.

He hath shewed strength with his arm;

he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

He hath put down the mighty from their seats,

and exalted them of low degree.

He hath filled the hungry with good things;

and the rich he hath sent empty away.”

Luke 1:46, 50-53.

“The Lord is my shepherd;

I shall not want.”

Psalm 23:1

“Be careful for nothing;

 but in every thing by prayer and supplication

with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God…

But my God shall supply all your need

according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

Phil. 4:6,19

Praise God our sins are forgiven.

…And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors…

“And she shall bring forth a son,

and thou shalt call his name

JESUS:

for he shall save his people from their sins.”

Matt. 1:21

“Have mercy upon me, O God,

according to thy lovingkindness:

according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies

blot out my transgressions.

Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity,

and cleanse me from my sin.”

Psalm 51:1-2

“And as they were eating,

Jesus took bread,

and blessed it, and brake it,

and gave it to the disciples,

 and said,

take eat; this is my body.

And he took the cup,

and gave thanks,

and gave it to them, saying,

Drink ye all of it;

For this is my blood of the new testament,

which is shed for many

for the remission of sins.”

Matt. 26: 26-28

“If we confess our sins,

he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins,

and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

1John 1:9

“Therefore being justified by faith,

we have peace with God

through our Lord Jesus Christ…”

Romans 5:1

“And be ye kind one to another,

tenderhearted, forgiving one another,

even as God for Christ’s sake

hath forgiven  you.”

Eph. 4:32

Praise God for guidance.

…And lead us not into temptation…

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David

 a Saviour, which is

Christ the Lord.

And this shall be a sign unto you;

Ye shall find the babe

wrapped in swaddling clothes,

lying in a manger…

And it came to pass,

as the angels were gone away from them into heaven,

the shepherds said one to another,

Let us now go even unto Bethlehem,

and see this thing which is come to pass,

which the Lord hath made known unto us.

And they came with haste,

and found Mary, and Joseph,

and the babe lying in a manger…

And the shepherds returned,

 glorifying and praising God for all the things

 that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.”

From Luke 2

“The Lord is my shepherd…

he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness

for his name’s sake.”

Psalm 23:1a,3b

“I am the good shepherd,

 and know my sheep, and am known of mine…

My sheep hear my voice,

and I know them,

and they follow me”

John 10:14,27

“Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come,

he will guide you into all truth:

John 16:13

“There hath no temptation taken you

but such as is common to man:

but God is faithful,

who will not suffer you

to be tempted above that ye are able;

 but will with the temptation

also make a way to escape,

that ye may be able to bear it.”

1Cor. 10:13

Praise God deliverance has come.

…but deliver us from evil…

“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel;

 for he hath visited and redeemed his people,

And hath raised up an horn of salvation

for us in the house of his servant David…

That we should be saved from our enemies,

 and from the hand of all that hate us;

To perform the mercy promised to our fathers,

and to remember his holy covenant:

The oath which he sware to our father Abraham,

That he would grant unto us,

that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies

 might serve him without fear,

in holiness and righteousness before him,

 all the days of our life.”

Luke 1:68-69, 71-75

Offer unto God thanksgiving;

and pay thy vows unto the most High:

And call upon me in the day of trouble:

 I will deliver thee,

and thou shalt glorify me.”

Psalm 50: 14,15

“Giving thanks unto the Father,

which hath made us meet to be partakers

of the inheritance of the saints in light:

Who hath delivered us

 from the power of darkness,

and hath translated us

into the kingdom of his dear Son;

In whom we have redemption through his blood,

even the forgiveness of sins…”

Col. 1:12-14

Praise God…

…For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory. Amen.”

“And behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb,

and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name

 JESUS.

He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest:

 and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:

And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever;

 and of his kingdom there shall be no end.”

Luke 1:31-33

“Give unto the LORD, O ye mighty,

give unto the LORD glory and strength.

Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name;

worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.”

Psalm 29:1-2

“And a voice came out of the throne, saying,

PRAISE OUR GOD, ALL YE HIS SERVANTS,

AND YE THAT FEAR HIM, BOTH SMALL AND GREAT.

And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude,

and as the voice of many waters,

and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying,

Alleluia:

for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.”

Rev. 19:5,6 

“And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.” Luke 1:45.

Remember what has been done tells us what will be done. God is faithful.

Merry Christmas!

 

 

 

Praying the Lord’s Prayer for Christmas, Part 3

bloggratitude-1201944_960_720“Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.”

Psalm 150: 6

Praise God for guidance.

…And lead us not into temptation…

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David

 a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

And this shall be a sign unto you;

Ye shall find the babe

wrapped in swaddling clothes,

lying in a manger…

And it came to pass,

as the angels were gone away from them into heaven,

the shepherds said one to another,

Let us now go even unto Bethlehem,

and see this thing which is come to pass,

which the Lord hath made known unto us.

And they came with haste,

and found Mary, and Joseph,

and the babe lying in a manger…

And the shepherds returned,

 glorifying and praising God for all the things

 that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.”

From Luke 2

“The Lord is my shepherd…

he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness

for his name’s sake.”

Psalm 23:1a,3b

“I am the good shepherd,

 and know my sheep, and am known of mine…

My sheep hear my voice,

and I know them,

and they follow me”

John 10:14,27

“Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come,

he will guide you into all truth:

John 16:13

“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man:

but God is faithful,

who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able;

 but will with the temptation also make a way to escape,

that ye may be able to bear it.”

1Cor. 10:13

Praise God deliverance has come.

…but deliver us from evil…

“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel;

 for he hath visited and redeemed his people,

And hath raised up an horn of salvation

for us in the house of his servant David…

That we should be saved from our enemies,

 and from the hand of all that hate us;

To perform the mercy promised to our fathers,

and to remember his holy covenant:

The oath which he sware to our father Abraham,

That he would grant unto us,

that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies

 might serve him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before him,

 all the days of our life.”

Luke 1:68-69, 71-75

Offer unto God thanksgiving;

and pay thy vows unto the most High:

And call upon me in the day of trouble:

 I will deliver thee,

and thou shalt glorify me.”

Psalm 50: 14,15

“Giving thanks unto the Father,

which hath made us meet to be partakers

of the inheritance of the saints in light:

Who hath delivered us

 from the power of darkness,

and hath translated us

into the kingdom of his dear Son;

In whom we have redemption through his blood,

even the forgiveness of sins…”

Col. 1:12-14

Praise God…

…For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory. Amen.”

“And behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb,

and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name

 JESUS.

He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest:

 and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:

And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever;

 and of his kingdom there shall be no end.”

Luke 1:31-33

“Give unto the LORD, O ye mighty,

give unto the LORD glory and strength.

Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name;

worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.”

Psalm 29:1-2

“And a voice came out of the throne, saying,

PRAISE OUR GOD, ALL YE HIS SERVANTS,

AND YE THAT FEAR HIM, BOTH SMALL AND GREAT.

And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude,

and as the voice of many waters,

and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying,

Alleluia:

for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.”

Rev. 19:5,6

christmas-1913650__340“And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.” Luke 1:45.

Let’s celebrate this Christmas season and each day after we are given as children of the King.

Merry Christmas!

Our God Reigns!


My final post in this series will be the three sections put in one post; no pictures just the scriptures. May you read and pray them as one and be blessed. Thank you for stopping by.

Praying the Lord’s Prayer for Christmas, Part 2

“Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.”

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Praise God for His provision:

…Give us this day our daily bread…

“And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord…

his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.

He hath shewed strength with his arm;

he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

He hath put down the mighty from their seats,

and exalted them of low degree.

He hath filled the hungry with good things;

and the rich he hath sent empty away.”

Luke 1:46, 50-53.

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”

Psalm 23:1

“Be careful for nothing;

 but in every thing by prayer and supplication

with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God…

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

Phil. 4:6,19

Praise God our sins are forgiven.

…And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors…

“And she shall bring forth a son,

and thou shalt call his name JESUS:

for he shall save his people from their sins.”

Matt. 1:21

“Have mercy upon me, O God,

according to thy lovingkindness:

according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies

blot out my transgressions.

Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity,

and cleanse me from my sin.”

Psalm 51:1-2

“And as they were eating,

Jesus took bread,

and blessed it, and brake it,

and gave it to the disciples,

 and said,

take eat; this is my body.

And he took the cup,

and gave thanks,

and gave it to them, saying,

Drink ye all of it;

For this is my blood of the new testament,

which is shed for many

for the remission of sins.”

Matt. 26: 26-28

“If we confess our sins,

he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins,

and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

1John 1:9

“Therefore being justified by faith,

we have peace with God

through our Lord Jesus Christ…”

Romans 5:1

“And be ye kind one to another,

tenderhearted, forgiving one another,

even as God for Christ’s sake

hath forgiven  you.”

Eph. 4:32

What Christmas memory do you have showing the faithfulness of our heavenly Father to provide all your needs?

Let’s praise Him together for His good and perfect gifts.

Merry Christmas!

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