Monday, June 17, 2013

"Never give up praying for your lost loved ones...NEVER! Please read on..."
A friend posted this to Facebook, and I had to share verbatim.  I could not say it better! 
"Open Their Eyes to the Light-

"If our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them." - 2 Corinthians 4:3-4
Since God doesn't save anyone against their will, does it really do any good to pray for people who consciously refuse to receive Jesus as Lord?

Yes. Yes! YES! IT DOES!

You see, in spite of the fact that most all unbelievers who have purposely refused to receive Jesus as Lord think they've made that decision of their own free will, the truth is, they haven't. The Word of God says they've been blinded by Satan. He's blocking their perception of the truth. So their decision hasn't been freely made at all.
That's important for you to grasp. Because through the prayer of intercession, you can interfere with the satanic forces and help take those blinders off! You can also change circumstances with your prayers and help create situations that will bring them in contact with the Lord. You're well within your spiritual rights when you do that.
I prayed with a friend of mine once who'd been praying for his lost brother for years. Jesus said in Matthew 12:29 to first bind the strong man and then enter his house and spoil his goods. So we said, "You spirit blinding the eyes of ______________, you stop what you are doing to keep him out of the kingdom of God. In Jesus' Name, you stop NOW!"
Jesus also said in Matthew 9:38, "Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest that he will send forth labourers into his harvest." So we prayed, "Lord, send someone to ____________ with the Word of God. You know who he will listen to. We claim _____________ for the kingdom of God. We believe we receive his salvation and deliverance. In faith we praise You for it."
In almost no time at all his brother called him. "What have you been doing up there?" he asked. "In the past few days, everybody I've come across has started preaching to me!"
Our prayers had interfered with the forces Satan had been using to blind this man to Jesus and created the circumstances to bring him into the kingdom. Sure enough, within a few days, he was born again.
Use this same prayer for your loved ones and believe when you pray and you'll see the same results.
Don't sit by and let the devil take your friends and loved ones without a fight. Pray. Pray! PRAY! Come against the "god of this world." Take off the blinders and open their eyes to the glorious gospel of God.
By Kenneth Copeland"

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Yesterday, someone shared this song with me.  This morning, my spiritual mentor posted the same performance on her Facebook page.  I am taking it personally.

When I listened to it yesterday, I began thinking about the lessons I have learned in the past two years or so.  You see, when my loved one told me they were no longer serving God, my world seemed to fall apart.  I could do little but cry and pray, walking in circles around my breakfast room table.  Perhaps you have been there!!  But what I have learned since then and throughout this process is that I WILL make it, that what God promises are true, that He is faithful, and that I can trust Him. 

Now, why didn't I know that earlier?  I did, but on a very elementary level.  Now I have truly lived it, and my faith is stronger.  Has my loved one repented?  Not that I know of yet, but I know it will happen, and I am grateful, so grateful, for the lessons learned.

I love my God.  He is amazing!  He is close!!  My heart overflows!!!

I hope this song blesses you!!  It is a good way to start the day!!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Jehovah Sabaoth--The Lord of hosts, The Commander of the armies of heaven!!

Each week, I pray with a group of people for "prodigals."  We pray for our lost children, grandchildren and other family members.  This past weekend, I was told that three of them have started going to church again, and two of them were right behind me in the altar praying with tears streaming down their faces on Sunday!!!  God is working, and I am thankful! 

This morning, in my prayer time I was thanking God for all He is doing, for the things we are privy to, and the things we know nothing about!  I know He is working all the time to bring them back to Him!   I also thank Him for saving them, because I believe with all my heart that He is!! 

What does any of this have to do with His Name, Jehovah Sabaoth?  While I was thanking Him, I had to thank Him for sending His angels to fight for my lost loved one, because I have asked Him to do that, and I know He has!  This makes me so happy all over!!!!  To know that God's angels are with mine fighting for them gives me such comfort, and I am thankful!!!  It was such a wonderful raindrop for this morning!!