How God Preserves His Holy Word


God’s Word Will Prevail

“Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth? This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you. A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be.”
‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:7-10‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Satan has continually attempted to hinder mankind from knowing Christ and the power of His resurrection. Prior to Calvary, Satan attempted to kill Christ before He went to the cross. He tempted Christ as he tempts men everywhere, hoping Christ would sin and be unable to atone for our sins. When he was completely unsuccessful, Satan began to attack the gospel in an effort to distort and destroy the truth. Here he has failed as well. Even when the Watchtower organization translated the Bible in what many view as an effort to obscure the deity of Christ it was not possible. Here is what I mean

Whoever, (an anonymous committee), did the translation followed a protocol in order to be able to tell their members (taken from their website) that “the New World Bible Translation Committee established principles of translation that have been followed in over 130 languages. These are: (1) Sanctify God’s name by restoring it to its rightful place in the Scriptures.  (2) Translate the original inspired message literally where possible, but convey the correct sense when a word-for-word rendering would distort the meaning. (3) Use easy-to-understand language that encourages reading.” In following this protocol, even as they added to the word in John 1:1 and Colossians 1:16 calling Christ “a god” rather than God and saying He created all “other” things, it still wasn’t possible to completely hide His deity.  A person can read even the NWT and determine that Christ was both man and God. Just as death could not hold Him, men cannot use God’s on word to hide Him because Jesus is the Living Word and it is written…

So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed. Acts 19:20

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

“…The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.” Isaiah 40:8
1 Peter 1:25
but the word of the Lord stands forever.” And this is the word that was proclaimed to you.

Psalm 119:89
Your word, O LORD, YHWH, is everlasting; it is firmly fixed in the heavens.

My intention as I began this post was to find examples such as  one I found in Romans where Christ’s deity is actually proven in the NWT and share them here. This example that caught my attention was the NWT’s use of Jehovah. It certainly wasn’t intended to point to Jesus as Jehovah, however, this is exactly what happens in Romans 10. (For convenience I took this from the site linked below)

  • *Romans 10:12 One Lord, rich to those calling on him. (On who? Vs 9 identifies that we are to call on Jesus by name.)

  • *Romans 10:13 For “everyone who calls on the name of Jehovah will be saved.”

(Return to vs. 9 to see whose name must be called on to be saved. It is Jesus. What Paul was doing in vs 9-13 was clearly explaining that Jesus is God based on OT verses about God (Joel 2:32) applied directly to Jesus. Verse 9 and verse 13 are references to the same profession that saves, precisely that Jesus is Lord. Verse 13 is identifying the same one to call on for salvation that is named in verse 9.)

  I found all the work I wanted to do has already been done by Dave Sherrill. SEE…

The Deity of Jesus Christ and the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ New World Translation

We serve a powerful God!

 

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About the Rapture


Does God’s Word Teach A Rapture or Gathering of the Church?

The biblical answer here is “Yes, absolutely!” (Be sure and read the Biblical answer about a second chance after death included in this post!)

“And He will send out His angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.” Matthew 24:31

But we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, concerning those having fallen asleep, so that you should not be grieved, just as also the rest, those having no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with Him those having fallen asleep. For this we declare to you in the word of the Lord, that we the living, remaining unto the coming of the Lord, shall not precede those having fallen asleep, because the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a loud command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we, the living remaining, will be caught away together with them in the clouds for the meeting of the Lord in the air; and so we will be always with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words. Thessalonians 4:13-18

And He will send out His angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other. Matthew 24:31

Behold, I tell to you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— 52 in an instant, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.53 For it behooves this, the perishable to put on the imperishable; and this, the mortal to put on immortality. 54 Now when this the perishable shall have put on the imperishable, and this, the mortal, shall have put on immortality, then the word having been written will come to pass: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” 55 “Where O death, is your victory? Where O death is your sting?” 1 Corinthians 15:51-55

Do All Who Take Christ’s Name Believe the Above Scriptures?

Sadly, the answer to this question is “No.” According to what is written, those in the true church believe the truth and therefore they and those who have died in Christ and are waiting will be taken in this exciting event.  The church will be taken in this great gathering. The rest living on earth will be left to experience the tribulation period. The bodies of all who died “in Christ” will be resurrected at this time. The lost will remain in their graves. It appears this rapture will occur prior to the tribulation. 

God cannot lie. Somehow the church will be protected. It seems possible, even likely, that this will be by the rapture as John saw the great multitude in heaven before the final judgements fell. Also, the church isn’t mentioned specifically after Chapter four in The Book of the Revelation. There are believers mentioned, but these may be the Jews who will be saved during the tribulation. God states in His word that He is going to save Israel. We are not to say definitely when this will happen because God didn’t say definitely. He did say…

“Because you have obeyed my command to persevere, I will protect you from the great time of testing that will come upon the whole world to test those who belong to this world. I am coming soon. Hold fast to what you have, so that no one will take your crown..” Revelation 3:10-11 BSB

Does Scripture Teach A Second Chance after Death?

A time is coming when the ‘dead’, those not ‘in Christ’ will come to life again, but that will be to face judgement. See Revelation 20:13.  No where are we taught that there is a purgatory or second chance given. Instead we are told…

The sea gave up its dead, and Death and Hades gave up their dead, and each one was judged according to his deeds. Revelation 20:13

In Revelation 13:8 we are told that everyone on earth whose names are not written in the Lambs Book of Life from the foundation of the world will worship the beast:

And all who dwell on the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written from the foundation of the world in the Book of Life belonging to the Lamb who was slain. Revelation 13:8

And if anyone was found whose name was not written in the Book of Life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:15

If those whose names are NOT written in the Book of Life are thrown into the lake of fire with Satan as clearly stated in Revelation 20:15, then only those who are “in Christ” and have their names written in the Lambs Book of Life will live on the New Earth and the New Heaven with Christ for eternity. I find nothing that teaches a “second chance” written in the unshakable word of the Living God. Those teachings appear to be wishful thinking on the part of men who do not want to bow their knee to Christ during this life. It is appointed unto man unto man to die once an then face the choices they made while living. 

“For Christ has entered, not into holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true things, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf. Nor was it to offer himself repeatedly, as the high priest enters the holy places every year with blood not his own, for then he would have had to suffer repeatedly since the foundation of the world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.”
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭9:24-28‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Could People Outside the Body of Christ Also Be Taken?

Paul wrote most clearly concerning this event and he was writing to the Church, not just a local congregation but to those who comprise the Body of Christ. He spoke of those living at the time of Christ’s return and to those who had died “in Christ.” There is no need for anyone looking for another way to expect to be raptured or to live with Christ throughout eternity.. 

And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we, the living remaining, will be caught away together with them in the clouds for the meeting of the Lord in the air; and so we will be always with the Lord.

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What Would Jesus Do?


Dealing With Ungratefulness

How would (did) Christ deal with ungrateful people?

There are many options for dealing with ungratefulness. At Live, Laugh, Love they suggest the offended person should 1) confront 2) stop giving and 3) walk away. These truly are all temptations.

How did Jesus handle the ungrateful while on earth? Jesus was constantly giving. He addresses the issue once…

“And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭17:12-19‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Jesus used the ingratitude of men as an opportunity to teach us. What He will do when He returns as King, Lord, and Judge is yet to be seen, but we are to follow His earthly example. Christ, who could have taken many actions against the ungrateful, chose only to note that they did not show gratitude, He did not name them so as to call them out publicly and then He turned His focus to the one who was grateful.

We Should Direct Our Gratitude to God

If we feel the world or someone we have tried to help is unkind and ungrateful it helps to remember that all good things come from God and He alone is worthy of praise.

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17

Ingratitude Isn’t A New Problem

The Psalmists wrote about how God is aware of our failure to thank Him. If people are not thankful to God, why would we expect a person to remember how we feel?

Oh, that men would give thanks to YHWH  for His goodness,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving,
And declare His works with rejoicing.
Psalms 107:21-22

We Are Not To Do Good Deeds Expecting Anything In Return

Although we are not to do good deeds expecting anything in return, God still notices and rewards His children. Isn’t this all that’s important anyway?

“But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly. And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:3-7‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Our best response is to thank God we were in a position to offer help, try to understand that the one who doesn’t exhibit gratitude may not know how to act or may feel embarrassed, and keep our own attitudes right before God. Maybe we have been neglectful of saying ‘thank you.’ Today is a good day to write thank you cards. Thank God for His blessings!

 

 

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About the Millennium…


Christ’s Thousand Year Reign

He shall judge between the nations,
and shall decide disputes for many peoples;
and they shall beat their swords into plowshares,
and their spears into pruning hooks;
nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
neither shall they learn war anymore. Isaiah 2:4

Below I have copied the passage of scripture that gives us a glimpse of what John saw during his vision from God while he was in exile on the island of Patmos. 

“I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 5 (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.) This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years. 7 When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison…” Revelation 20:4-7

What John Saw – 

In VERSE FOUR we get much information:

1. There will be people in heaven seated on thrones who are allowed to judge.

2. People who were on earth and faithful during the tribulation are now in heaven. These were beheaded for their testimony about JESUS.

3. There are those who refused to worship antichrist or the image that he erects.

4. There are also all those there who rejected the mark of the beast.  See Revelation 13:16-18

We are told that those who were faithful through the tribulation reign with Christ during the Millennium…

“They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.”

…but there will be others there as well as we see in verse six…

VERSE FIVE

In heaven, at this time, John saw those who were resurrected in the first resurrection. We see that there are dead who are still in their graves. 5 (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.) This is the first resurrection.”

See: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

VERSE SIX

In this verse we learn who else will be on earth during the millennial reign of Christ on earth…

6 “Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years.”

From what John saw and what is clearly stated, those who share in the first resurrection will also share in the 1,000 year reign. Included will be those who refuse to worship antichrist or take the mark of the beast.  SEE – “Who Will Occupy the Millennial Kingdom”

VERSE SEVEN

In this verse one fact is given. There’s no need to speculate as we are told plainly that…

7 When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison…”

Later we read that Satan will receive his final judgement and be casts into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:10

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Those Who Are For Us Are More Than Those Against Us


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Romans 8:31 What then shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Sometimes it is difficult to remain positive and upbeat when watching and listening to new’s broadcast. Do you ever feel defeated? Do you ever feel as if the enemy has you surrounded and there is nowhere to turn? When I feel this way, it helps me to turn to the book of 2 Kings and remember the story of Elisha the prophet and his servant when this prophet of God was surrounded by enemy forces and his young servant felt hopeless.

Therefore he sent horses and chariots and a great army there and they came by night and surrounded the city. And when the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was an army surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his…

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“ The Love of God” – The Story Behind the Song


The Love of God

The touching story behind this song, at least the third verse, is that the words were scratched on the walls of a room by an unfortunate man who was confined to a cell in a mental institution. There is more to the story however and may be found at Ministry Magazine, Music of the Message “The Story of the Love of God” Song. Here you will read that:

”The author of those lines is. Rabbi Hertz, chief rabbi in the British Empire at one time, wrote a book entitled A Book of Jewish Thought. Go to a Jewish bookstore, and on page 213 you will find that this poem was writ ten in A.D. 1050 by a Jewish poet, Meir Ben Isaac Nehorai.” It is in the hymnology of the synagogue used for the Feast of Weeks (Pen tecost).”

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The Foundation of God


Every Building Has A Foundation 

Even the earth was set upon a foundation made by God, YHWH.

“Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭102:25‬ ‭KJV‬‬

The burden of the word of the LORD, YHWH, for Israel, saith the LORD, YHWH, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him. Zachariah 12:1

God also laid a foundation for our salvation.

Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation…. Isaiah 28:16

Then He tells us…

“Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are His. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” 2 Timothy 2:19 KJV

Chris Salcedo just reminded me that every American has a sphere of influence that may include anywhere from 100 to 1,000 or more people. This, of course is due to Social Media, Internet  Access, and the large circle of friends most folks enjoy. 

As those who are ‘in Christ’ are known by God and sealed, we must make every effort to not only depart from iniquity, but to teach and encourage those who do not know Christ  and are not known by Him to come to Christ and be saved.

About Christ 

When Christ came He spoke to humanity in parables…

That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, “I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.” Matthew 13:35

How long had the Father loved the Son? Answer: Before the foundation of the world.

Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. John 17: 24

When Was It Decided?

Jesus is the Lamb of God who was slain for our sins from the foundation of the world. 

And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. Revelation 13:8

Even our names were written in the Lambs Book of Life at that time. Proof of the omniscience of our God.

The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. Revelation 17:8

Conclusion 

In His wisdom, mercy, and love, our God Who is Mighty and Eternal planned from the beginning that He would redeem those who would trust in the Messiah, Jesus Christ the Righteous Son. We were told by the prophets that this was His plan. Abraham believed God and it was counted unto him as righteousness. Then Christ came and became righteousness to all who are willing to repent of their sins, confess His Name, and trust Him.

“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…For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans‬ ‭8:34, 38-39‬ ‭KJV‬‬ “But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:) Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭10:6-11‬ ‭KJV‬‬

SEE ABOUT RIGHTEOUSNESS 

 

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About the Pharisees…


WHAT WAS THE GREAT SIN OF THE PHARISEES?

Jesus had harsh words, the harshest used in His ministry, for the Pharisees. Have you studied why this happened and why Jesus said to them…

“Therefore you are witnesses against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers’ guilt. Serpents, brood of vipers! How can you escape the condemnation of hell?” Matthew 23:31-33

The word ‘therefore’ is the key to understanding the great sin of the Pharisees. Looking at the passage coming before we see that the sin of the Pharisees is the sin of self-righteousness. The twenty-third chapter of Matthew shows that Jesus condemned the “righteousness” of the Pharisees just before the condemnation in verses 31-33 Christ reminding them of their own words.

“And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭23:30‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Those who wish to be saved must know about righteousness. We are commanded to be righteous, but not self-righteous. 

WHO WERE THE PHARISEES?

A religious sect of Jewish origin, Pharisees were the most pious and religious people among the Jews. They, and the Scribes, knew the Torah and all points of the law better than anyone. At Carm.org we learn much about the Pharisees.

“According to Josephus: Josephus, a Jewish historian of the first century who wrote for non-Jews in Greek, calls the Pharisees a ‘choice [of life]’ and a ‘philosophy.’ . . . .According to Josephus, the Pharisees were the group most influential with the people, were noted for their accurate and therefore authoritative interpretations of Jewish law, and had their own traditions and way of life to which they were faithful. They had a simple standard of living and cultivated harmonious relations with others. . . .”

WHAT DID PHARISEES BELIEVE?

According to Carm.org…

“The Pharisees were a Jewish sect from the second century B.C. to the first century A.D. They considered the entire Old Testament to be authoritative–unlike the Sadducees who only accepted the first five books. The Pharisees believed in life after death, the resurrection, the existence of angels and demons, and that the way to God was through keeping the law.”

WHY DID CHRIST CONDEMN THE PHARISEES?

The Pharisees not only trusted in their own righteousness, they failed to recognize or trust the Messiah.

“He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:”
‭‭John‬ ‭1:10-12‬ ‭KJV‬‬ “For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.” Rom. 10:3-4, 10 

Faith in Christ must be preceded by repentance or a turning from our sin and self-righteousness to Christ and His righteousness. To be forgiven a person, even a religious person, must repent and accept that Christ is the righteous and Holy One who paid for the sins of the world on Calvary. The Pharisees refused to bow before Christ or accept God’s only Begotten Son as their Savior.

SEE ALSO: Jesus and the Pharisees 

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Leaving’s Not the Only Way to Go…


There’s something special about Roger Miller and how he sings any song…

Glen Campbell and Willie Nelson – Hard to beat this. The song makes a statement that is so rich.

Do you think they are saying leaving isn’t the only way to go in the sense that one can go in a different direction and actually stay and work things out or that we can stay in a relationship physically but go emotionally?

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Pray About Everything-


GOD CARES ABOUT OUR PRAYERS

When He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp, and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. Revelation 5:8

In the book of Isaiah, before Christ came, a promise is made to those who follow the Redeemer when He comes and who turn from transgression. Christ Jesus came to redeem lost sinners. Here is what that means for those who turn to Christ:

“And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the Lord. As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the Lord; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the Lord, from henceforth and for ever.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭59:20-21‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Christians have a heritage and a privilege. In Like 18:1 we are told to pray and not faint. We are given a prayer by our Lord we tend to call ‘the Lord’s Prayer.’ But what are we to pray for exactly? John prayed for Christians that…

“Beloved, I pray that in all things thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”
‭‭3 John‬ ‭1:2‬ ‭ASV‬

The following verses helped me...

PRAYING FOR SELF

Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation:… Matthew 26:41

And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation. Luke 22:40

Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. Luke 6:28

Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Matthew 26:41

And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter. Mark 13:18

Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. James 5:13

PRAYING FOR OTHERS

Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. Luke 6:28

Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. Luke 10:2

Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly. Hebrews 13:18

Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: James 5:14

THE HOLY SPIRIT PRAYS

This is an amazing and wonderful gift that Holy Spirit will pray for us!

Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Romans 8:26

SEE ALSO – Praying As Jehoshaphat Prayed

                        Praying As King Asa Prayed

                        Praying Protection For Those We Love

                        Praying as Christ Taught – The Lord’s Prayer

 

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