For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16 KJV)
Believeth: Greek – to have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing), that is, credit; by implication to entrust (especially one’s spiritual well being to Christ): – believe (-r), commit (to trust), put in trust with.
Whosoever believeth in, have faith in, commit to trust and put in trust with Jesus should not perish, but have everlasting life. (“Should Not” in the Greek – expresses an absolute denial. It’s up to us to receive Jesus or to deny Him. We came to the decision when we received Jesus, to accept Him or deny Him) The Amplified bible says, whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life. (See John 3:16 The Amplified version)
As we see here, believing is having faith in, having trust in and committing to. As we commit ourselves to Jesus by receiving Him into our heart and making Him Lord of our life we receive a life change, we receive eternal life. We have been made the righteousness of God in Him. (2 Corinthians 5:21)
Be Encouraged and Be Blessed!
No False Communication.
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. (Ephesians 4:29 KJV)
Corrupt in the Greek is rotten, worthless (literally or morally): – bad, corrupt
When a person gets upset, gets mad and or in a argument with someone there is an opportunity for an open door for strife. A lot of times strife is already there. The words we speak are spirit and they can either help us or hurt us.
Proverbs 18:21 says, Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
We need to be cautious of what we say. The statement “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”. There needs to be an understanding that words can kill. That’s why we have Isaiah 54:17 to stand on. It says, No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.
No weapon, no tongue can harm you as you stand on the Word of God. Every tongue that rises against you in you in judgment, you shall condemn. You have the right as a child of God to stop the words spoken against you and send them back to the sender. The words spoken against you shall have no effect on you, unless you allow them to. There maybe people that may not want to forgive you, but leave that between them and God and continue to stay in forgiveness
Let’s continue to walk in forgiveness by walking in the Love of God. Let our words that we speak be words of Love and Peace and they will be words which are good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
Be Blessed and Be Encouraged!
When we come to an understanding that we are a Kingdom People, we understand that we are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people. We are an overcomer. We are the blessed of the Lord, we are the healed of the Lord! We are prosperous and highly favored of God! Our steps are ordered of the Lord! Jesus gave us the power to tread on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt us. Declare today that you are a Kingdom Person and you are Blessed, you are Prosperous and you are Highly Favored of God! Don’t allow the devil’s lies to convince you any other way. Be Blessed and Be Encouraged!
See: (1 Peter 2:9, 1 John 4:3, Proverbs 10:22, 1 Peter 2:24, Isaiah 53:5, 3 John 1:2)
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. (Genesis 1:26-27 KJV)
We are created in the perfect image of God. So if you wondered what God looks like just look in the mirror and see and just smile knowing you were created in His image, in His likeness. It’s exciting to know that we look like our Heavenly Father! Glory to God!
Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith the Lord: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? saith thy God. (Isaiah 66:9 KJV)
In order for a birthing there’s got to be a seed sown. If you have taught in a class at church or have ministered a word to someone and haven’t seen or haven’t heard that the birthing of the seed (word) sown in the persons life young or old has taken place, call forth the birthing of that seed.
When you minister a word from God, it is a seed and His word will not come back to Him void. (Isaiah 55:11)
Don’t give up on the seed and the person, declare that the birthing, the harvest is manifesting in Jesus name.
The 64th annual National Day of Prayer, May 7, 2015, will have profound significance for our country. It is an unprecedented opportunity to see the Lord’s healing and renewing power made manifest as we call on citizens to humbly come before His throne.
The theme for 2015 is Lord, Hear Our Cry, emphasizing the need for individuals, corporately and individually, to place their faith in the unfailing character of their Creator, who is sovereign over all governments, authorities, and men. To further highlight the theme, I Kings 8:28 was chosen as the Scripture for this year:
“Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this day.”
The National Day of Prayer has great significance for us as a nation as it enables us to recall and to teach the way in which our founding fathers sought the wisdom of God when faced with critical decisions. It stands as a call for us to humbly come before God, seeking His guidance for our leaders and His grace upon us as a people. The unanimous passage of the bill establishing the National Day of Prayer as an annual event, signifies that prayer is as important to our nation today as it was in the beginning. The National Day of Prayer belongs to all Americans. It is a day that transcends differences, bringing together citizens from all backgrounds.
What You Can Do:
- Pray for America and all nations. See the National Prayer below, which will be prayed on May 7, 2015 at Noon EST.
- Get involved in an event.
- Click here to learn how to pray for America, including 30 Ways to Pray for Authority, a family prayer guide, a 52-week prayer guide and much more.
- Watch the National Observance Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Noon EST LIVE from Washington D.C. GOD TV will broadcast this special event, which will be available to millions of viewers in more than 100 countries around the world. The program will also be broadcast on DirecTV channel 365 and streamed LIVE on nationldayofprayer.org
National Prayer – To be prayed on May 7, 2015 at Noon EST
We come to You in the Name that is above every name—Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Our hearts cry out to You.
Knowing that You are a prayer-answering, faithful God—the One we trust in times like these—we ask that You renew our spirits, revive our churches, and heal our land.
We repent of our sins and ask for Your grace and power to save us. Hear our cry, oh God, and pour out Your Spirit upon us that we may walk in obedience to Your Word.
We are desperate for Your tender mercies. We are broken and humbled before You.
Forgive us, and in the power of Your great love, lift us up to live in Your righteousness.
We pray for our beloved nation. May we repent and return to You and be a light to the nations. And we pray for our leaders and ask that You give them wisdom and faith to follow You.
Preserve and protect us, for You are our refuge and only hope.
Deliver us from all fears except to fear You, and may we courageously stand in the Truth that sets us free.
We pray with expectant faith and grateful hearts.
In Jesus’ name, our Savior.
– 2015 National Prayer by Dr. Jack Graham
To learn more about the National Day of Prayer, visit www.nationaldayofprayer.org