Prayer is a wonderful privilege that we
have as Christians. Through prayer, we can
communicate with our Creator, our Heavenly
Father, through His Son, our Lord and
Savior, Jesus Christ. Prayer is a source of
strength and comfort for those who pray
and those for whom they pray. How do you
feel when someone tells you they are praying
for you? And the prayer offered in faith
will make the sick person well; the Lord will
raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven.
Therefore confess your sins to each
other and pray for each other that you may
be healed.We have all heard that statement before and
believe it to be true. However, have you considered
that the thing prayer changes is the one praying?
It would be the height of glorification of self to
think that I am changing God in prayer. He is interested
in hearing me, but His plan is going to be followed
regardless of me. It is in prayer that I learn to
be used by His power to become a part of His will.
Jesus prayed, ”Not my will, but thine be done.” We
must follow that example.
We want the church to be what God wants it
to be. We are praying that we will be in submission
to His will and seek to be clay in His hands. It is so
tempting to form our won plan and ask God to accept,
bless and crown it without asking, “Is this
May we always let our prayers be in keeping
with the relationship that we have with God. He is
the Father, we are the children. What we receive is
to be with a sense of gratitude and humility. Let’s
not be greedy or demanding, yet use the boldness
of one who is loved supremely by a caring Father.
Thus, we never cease praying, Ephesians 6:18.
And pray in the spirit on all occasions with all kinds
of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert
and always keep on praying for all the saints.
ACCOMDATIONS: Arrangements for accommodations must be made in advance. (John 14:2)
PASSPORTS: Persons seeking entry will not be permitted past the gates without having proper credentials and having their names registered with the ruling authority. (Rev. 21:27)
DEPARTURE TIME: The exact date of departure has not been announced. Travelers are advised to be prepared to leave on short notice. (1 Cor. 15:52)
TICKETS: Your ticket is purchased by a Friend named Jesus. It should be claimed and its promise kept firmly in hand. (John 5:24; Heb. 5:8-9)
LUGGAGE: No luggage whatsoever can be taken.(1 Tim. 6:7)
IMMIGRATION: All passengers are classified as immigrants, since they are taking up permanent resident in a new country. The quota is unlimited. (Heb. 11:16)
AIR PASSAGE: Travelers going directly by air are advised to watch daily for indication of imminent departure. (1 Thess. 4:17)
VACCILNATION/INNOCULATIONS: Injections are not needed, as there are no illnesses or diseases there. (Rev. 212:4)
CURRENCY: Supplies of currency may be forwarded to await passenger’s arrival. Make deposits as large as possible. (Matt. 6:20)
CLOTHING: A complete and appropriate new wardrobe is provided for each traveler. (Isa. 61:10)
RESERVATIONS: Booking is now open. Since departure time is unknown, you should apply at once. If you wait, it may be too late. (II Cor. 6:2)
To learn more, please consult The Holy Bible.
I know a man who is such a good liar that he covers his own sins by lying about others. As an adulterer, he accuses others of adultery. As a drunkard, he says others are drunkards. He’s an awesome liar and he’s not even a president or congressman.
Liars are the devil’s children (John 8:44). Their conscience are seared as with a hot iron (1 Timothy 4:2). They create chaos by rearranging the facts to suit their own desired ends. And yet, it is not politically correct to call anyone a liar or even to point out their lies. That’s why some people go along with liars, tolerating their inventive story-telling in order not to be seen as harsh or critical.
Political correctness these days is more desirable than the truth. As an example, consider presidents and congressmen.
Solomon listed seven things the Lord hates. Three of the seven a directly tied to lying: a lying tongue, a heart that devises wicked schemes and a false witness who pours out lies (Proverbs 6:6-19). On the other hand, Jesus never told a lie, but in fact devoted his entire life to the truth. He said, “ I tell you the truth” at least 32 times in the gospel accounts. He also built his church to be the “pillar and foundation of the truth” (1 Timothy 3:15).
Lying is a work of the devil; whoever tells the lies. If we want a stable life, we must never lie, always speak the truth and do not tolerate being lied to by anyone——even by presidents and congressmen.
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