The Prayerful Word - December 11

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Daily blessings and prayers from Scripture.

Philippians 3:10-11 I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death, 11 and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.

Psalm 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.

Joshua 1:9 The Lord said, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Luke 6:22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.

Lamentations 3:22 The Lord's lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail.

2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

May you turn to God in humility and repentance when your sources dry up and your resources run short, when your hunger grows and your thirst increases, when illness arrives and accidents strike, for He Who forms the mountains, creates the wind and reveals His thoughts to man, turning dawn to darkness and treading the high places of the earth, the Lord God Almighty, is drawing you, in His mercy and love, away from the sin and evil that brings death and bringing you to Him, in Whom resides life. Amos 4

May you seek the Lord and live, turning from the places where God once was and which will fall, and seek the face of God Himself, touching His heart and learning His ways, upholding His righteousness by your deeds and by your actions maintaining the justice of Him Who made the Pleiades and Orion, turns blackness into dawn, flashes destruction on the stronghold and brings ruin to the fortified city. Amos 5

May you seek good, and not evil, that you may live, for then the Lord God Almighty will be with you, just as you say He is, for if you hate evil and love good, esteem the one who reproves and maintains justice in the courts, respect the one who tells the truth, assist the poor and supply their needs, help the righteous and present the poor justice in the courts, perhaps the Lord God Almighty will have mercy on those remaining. Amos 5

May you understand that to long for the Day of the Lord, without preparing your heart through repentance and humility to accept His cleansing and purging, is to long for a time of darkness and disaster, of accident and violence, of the destruction and loss of cherished tradition which only gives lip-service to the Lord but does not truly honor Him or lead others to experience His love, but for those whose hearts burn with a hunger for His Word, and whose spirits thirst for nothing less than the living water of God, justice will roll on like a river and righteousness like a never-failing stream! Amos 5

May you not be complacent, taking your ease and enjoying your comforts, but turn, while there is time, to hear what the Word of the Lord is saying and experience what the heart of God is feeling, for He grieves over the ruin of His people and the lack of justice for His beloved, He abhors the pride of those who devour the poor and consume the helpless, He detests those who turn justice into poison and the fruit of righteousness into bitterness, and all who are lukewarm and uncommitted in their hearts will be spewed out and rejected. Amos 6, Revelation 3

Are you prepared, My child?
Seek Me while the choice remains, for then I will give life. Confess Me as Lord and bend your knee to My majesty freely, while My accepting compassion and mercy are available. Shake off the complacency that this world system drapes over you and reject the enemy's false “peace” that causes your spirit to slumber.
Speak My name to others and draw them urgently as you see the darkness approaching, for I am there in the streets and byways, offices and stores, everywhere the captive and bound, the weak and lost, the hungry and thirsty are to be found.
I am speaking to each heart by the Spirit, convincing and convicting each one of sin and righteousness and judgment. I need only to have you come and speak the words you know, the words I have already given you, the words that will bear witness to each person of what I am speaking to them in the privacy of their minds and spirits, drawing them to Me. Not all will respond, but you will have obeyed.
Prepare yourself, My child, by seeking Me and obeying, for time is short.

May you know that the Son of God, Whose eyes are like blazing fire and whose feet are like burnished bronze, is He Who searches hearts and minds, repaying each according to their deeds, knowing your love and faith, service and perseverance, seeing how much you have grown, and is now requiring you to no longer tolerate immorality and disobedience in your midst, but to cleanse your heart of all uncleanness and simply hold on to what you have until He arrives, overcoming and doing His will to the end, when He will give authority and reward. Revelation 2

May you hear the words of Him Who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars, for He knows your deeds, and though your reputation is for being outwardly alive and active, He knows you are dead inwardly in your love and desire to obey His Word, so wake up and strengthen what remains of your commitment to Him from your first love and don't let it die but work to complete your deeds in the sight of God by remembering what you have received and heard and then obey it in a spirit of humility and repentance so that you may welcome Him when He comes to dress you in white like one of the worthy ones who have overcome and whose name is in the book of life, ready to be acknowledged before the Father and His angels. Revelation 3

May you cry out of the depths unto the Lord Whose ears are attentive to your plea for mercy, for He keeps no record of sins, since if He did, who could stand? But with Him there is forgiveness, and therefore He is reverently obeyed and respectfully praised. Psalm 130

May you wait for the Lord and put your hope in His word as your soul looks for the Lord more than watchmen long for the morning. Psalm 130

May you put your hope in the Lord, with Whom is unfailing love and full redemption, for He Himself has redeemed you from all your sins. Psalm 130