Category: Prayers

RESURRECTIONS

“I am the Resurrection and the Life: whoever believes in Me, though he should die, will come to life; and whoever is alive and believes in Me will never die.” —John 11:25-26 How strong is your faith that the Holy Spirit will raise your body from the dead on the last day? (Rm 8:11) Do you believe your spirit will be raised at your death to meet the Lord? Do you believe Jesus still raises people from the dead, as He raised Lazarus from the dead? (Jn 11:44; Mt 10:8) Do you believe Jesus’ Resurrection can transform your life now?...

“THE AVENGER OF BLOOD” (NM 35:12)

“Let me witness the vengeance You take on them.” —Jeremiah 11:20 The people to whom Jeremiah prophesied were treacherously planning to kill him (Jer 11:19). Jeremiah risked his neck to serve God and wanted God to back him up by taking vengeance on these enemies. In addition, Jeremiah wanted to see it personally. We Christians have enemies also. Unlike Jeremiah, we do get to witness the vengeance God takes on them. We see: Jesus destroying the devil’s works (1 Jn 3:8), the pride of the powerful crushed as they gaze upon Jesus crucified (see Is 52:15), sinners emerging from the...

YEARS OF BITTER SUFFERING AND PERFECT LOVE

“With revilement and torture let us put Him to the test that we may have proof of His gentleness and try His patience. Let us condemn Him to a shameful death.” —Wisdom 2:19-20 “At this they tried to seize Him, but no one laid a finger on Him because His hour had not yet come.” —John 7:30 Jesus suffered for love of us not only during His long hours on the cross but also in His three years of public ministry. Even early in Jesus’ ministry, there were attempts to kill Him (see Lk 4:29-30). This continued throughout His ministry...

A HEART FOR YOUR PROBLEM-PEOPLE

” ‘I see how stiff-necked this people is,’ continued the Lord to Moses. ‘Let Me alone, then, that My wrath may blaze up against them to consume them. Then I will make of you a great nation.’ ” —Exodus 32:9-10 God offered Moses the chance to be free from the unfaithful people he led (Ex 32:9-10). These people, the Hebrew nation, continually provoked Moses, yet Moses loved them deeply. Moses spent forty years in the desert loving and leading his people, but they often rebelled and grumbled against him. However, instead of gaining freedom from this burdensome people when God...

SIGN UP

“Ask for a sign from the Lord, your God.” —Isaiah 7:11 Throughout this Lenten season, the Lord promises abundant, resurrected, eternal life. Do we believe Him? Will we let the Holy Spirit of Easter and Pentecost come upon us? (Lk 1:35) Will we let the power of the Most High overshadow us? (Lk 1:35) Will we say with Mary, “I am the servant of the Lord. Let it be done to me as you say”? (Lk 1:38) We need a sign to strengthen our faith. Gabriel announced the sign to Mary that Elizabeth in her old age had conceived a...

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