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I am just like everyone else: I make it one day at a time with a little bit of humor. The Word of God is a fire in my heart that burns all the way down to my bones and I cannot hold it back. Jeremiah 20:9

Thursday, September 20, 2007

My Prayer for others

Praying for Others

Anytime we pray the Word of God over others, we are breathing the Word of Life into that prayer. We are praying in agreement with the LORD of Hosts. It is a very powerful way to pray for someone.

Ephesians 1:15-23 (my wording)
I will never cease to give thanks for _______________, and I will continue to lift him/her up in prayer. I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Glory, may give to them the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. May the eyes of their understanding be enlightened that they may know what is the hope of His calling and the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints that they may know what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also that which is to come. And the Father has put all things under Jesus’ feet, and has given Him to be Head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

I thank God for their salvation and growth in the LORD because His Word never returns void, it always accomplishes His goal.

Isaiah 55:11 (KJV) “So shall My word be that goeth forth out of My mouth; it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”

1 John 4:15 (KJV) “Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.

Acts 2:21 (KJV) “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be saved.”

Acts 10:43 (KJV) “to Him give all the prophets witness, that through His name whosoever believeth in Him shall receive remission of sins.”

Romans 10:12-13 (KJV) “For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek (gentile); for the same LORD over all is rich unto all that call upon Him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the LORD shall be saved.”

Jeremiah 24:7 (NKJV) “I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am the LORD; and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, for they shall return to Me with their whole heart.”

Isaiah 57:15-21 (NKJV) “For thus says the High and Lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: ‘I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit. To revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. For I will not contend forever, nor will I always be angry; For the spirit would fail before Me, and the souls which I have made. For the iniquity of his covetousness, I was angry and struck him; I hid and was angry. And he went on backsliding in the way of his heart. I have seen his ways, and will heal him; I will also lead him, and restore comforts to him and to his mourners.
I create the fruit of the lips: Peace, Peace to him who is far off and to him who is near,’ says the LORD. ‘And I will heal him.’ ”

Monday, September 10, 2007

My Prayer - The Armor of God


(I received this message after I asked the LORD to explain the armor of God to me. I had to go back and research the scriptures. That’s why I put them in the footnotes.)

Ephesians 6:10-20 (my wording)
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the LORD, and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Therefore, take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the spirit, which is the Word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints; and for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak openly, as I ought to speak.

My Prayer

Oh Father, LORD God Almighty,[ii] Creator of the heavens and the earth,[iii] you are the King of kings[iv] and the LORD of lords[v] and you are my God. I thank you for your only son, Jesus.[vi] You are my LORD,[vii] my Light[viii] and my Salvation.[ix] You are my reason for living. You are my sun by day and my moon by night.[x] You give me light and understanding 24 hours a day.[xi] You are my Strength and my Strong Tower.[xii] You are my very breath.[xiii] Your Word is my Bread[xiv] and my Water.[xv]

Thank you for another day, LORD.[xvi] I receive it from Your Hand. Thank you that Your Mercies are new every morning.[xvii] Forgive me my sins,[xviii] LORD. Heal my iniquities.[xix] Make me strong in You.[xx] I love you, LORD. And I bless your Most Holy Name.

And now I give this day back to You, LORD. I submit myself and all that You have given me to be used by You any way that You see fit. You direct my path.[xxi] You make the appointments. You know who needs Your touch today, LORD. Behold the people and how they suffer! Apart from you, we are nothing.[xxii] We are lost, alone, sick and dying. Use me, LORD.[xxiii] Put the people in my path today that You want to minister to. Give me Your Love. Give me Your Grace. Give me Your Mercy. Give me Your Wisdom. Give me Your Words. Give me Your Healing. Let my words be gracious[xxiv] and my touch healing.[xxv] Let me be Your Ambassador[xxvi] as long as You give me time to live. May Your Holy Spirit go with me all the days of my life, especially today, Dear LORD. Always let me remember that my battle is against spiritual forces and not what I see with my eyes. Let me always be in prayer and in constant contact with You.

Pants, Belt=Truth: As I put on my pants, LORD, let me purpose this day to speak Your Truth. When I start to falter because of fear of what other people may think, You will pull me up by my belt-loops, and I will remember the Truth: that You loved us all so much that You sent Your only Son, Jesus, to suffer and die in our place.[xxvii] You paid the price for all time, for all men, everywhere. Just as one person is no more important or less important than another, all sin is an abomination in Your sight.[xxviii] There are no degrees. And when You look at us, all You see are Your Children who have gone astray and lost their way. Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.[xxix] It is the Truth that sets us free.[xxx] And anyone that the Son has set free is free indeed![xxxi] Thank you, LORD, for setting me free from the deceptions of the enemy and letting me come into Your Glorious Life![xxxii]

Shoes, Boots=Path: As I put on my shoes, let me remember that You prepare my feet[xxxiii] to take the Gospel Truth wherever You lead me. You set the path[xxxiv] and prepare the way. You are the Light before me,[xxxv] and watch my back behind me.[xxxvi] Goodness and Mercy accompany me all the time.[xxxvii] Let me be quick to be aware of the appointments You set up, no matter how insignificant. Let me always be aware that I am to be Your Ambassador for Christ,[xxxviii] that people are always looking for hope, and that I may be the only ‘Jesus’ they see today.

Shirt, Vest=Righteousness: As I put on my shirt, let me humbly remember that You are my righteousness. In me there is no good thing.[xxxix] But in Christ I can do all things.[xl] You protect me from all the attacks of the enemy,[xli] LORD, because when they look at me, all they see is You. You are the Victorious One, the Lamb that was slain[xlii] and now lives forevermore! Your Blood covers all my sin, LORD, ALL my sin.[xliii] My breastplate shines with the blinding Light of Your Righteousness.[xliv]

Bible=Written Word=Sword of Spirit: Father God, let me not only carry your written Word with me to share Your Love with others, but let Your Word be written in my heart and on my lips constantly.[xlv] Let me be instant at all times, ready to give an explanation of the Hope that I am called to.[xlvi] Let me be watchful for opportunities to explain Your Love to a lost and dying world.[xlvii] Let me be vigilant and brave,[xlviii] knowing that You have counted the cost and found me worthy to serve.[xlix]

Coat, Jacket=Strong Faith Covering=Shield: As I study Your Word today, write Your commandments on my heart[l] so that my faith will be strong.[li] Let me come to know You and the power of Christ.[lii] A strong faith protects me from all the lies and jabbing remarks of the enemy.[liii] A strong faith brings peace and contentment to my heart.[liv] Let Your Word cover me this day with Your Presence[lv] just like this coat. Do not let me go anywhere without Your Presence and Your Covering.[lvi] I am nothing without You, LORD. Protect me from accidents, depression, and personal attacks from the enemy. Don’t let me become broken in the face of the enemy, keep me strong in the faith.[lvii]

Hat, Cap, Helmet=Salvation: As I put on my hat, let me remember that You are my Head and my Covering.[lviii] You cover me with Your Blood, The Blood of Salvation.[lix] It covers not only my head, but down to the soles of my feet.[lx] There is absolutely nothing in this life or the spiritual that can separate me from the Love of Christ Jesus, my LORD.[lxi] You love me, You cover me, You are my LORD.[lxii]

I humbly submit myself to You today dear LORD. I love You and Praise Your Holy Name! Let the Name of the LORD God Almighty be praised! Holy, Holy, Holy is the LORD! All Honor and Glory to the LORD of Hosts! His mercies endure forever! Let all the angels rejoice and Praise Him! Let all the Heavens and Earth rejoice before the LORD God, our King and our Friend!

Linda Rosenbaugh

This Prayer is formatted after the principles outlined in the Disciples Prayer: Praise, Thanks, Needs, Praise.
[ii] Jeremiah 10:10a (NKJV) “But the LORD is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King.”
[iii] Genesis 1:1 (NKJV) “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
[iv] Revelation 17:14 (NKJV) “These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.”
[v] Deuteronomy 10:17 (NKJV) “For the LORD your God is God of gods and LORD of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality nor takes a bribe.”
[vi] Luke 1:31 (NKJV) “And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David.”
John 1:18 (NKJV) “No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.”
[vii] Acts 10:36 (NKJV) “He [Jesus Christ] is LORD of all.”
[viii] Revelation 22:5 (NKJV) “There shall be no night there: they need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the LORD God gives them light.”
[ix] John1:1-4 (NKJV) “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.”
[x] Psalm 74:16 (NKJV) “The day is Yours, the night also is Yours; You have prepared the light and the sun.”
[xi] Isaiah 60:20 (NKJV) “Your sun shall no longer go down, nor shall your moon withdraw itself; for the LORD will be your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning shall be ended.”
[xii] 2 Samuel 22:2-4 (NKJV) “The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; the God of my strength, in whom I will trust; my Shield and the Horn of My Salvation, my Stronghold and my Refuge; My Savior, You save me from violence. I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies.”
Psalm 61:1-2 (NKJV) “Hear my cry, O GOD; attend to my prayer. From the end of the earth I will cry to You. When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the Rock that is higher than I. For You have been a shelter for me, a strong tower from the enemy.”
[xiii] Genesis 2:7 (NKJV) “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.”
[xiv] John 6:33, 35 (NKJV) Jesus said: “For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world. I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.”
Romans 14:17 (NKJV) “for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”
[xv] John 4:10 (NKJV) “Jesus answered and said to her, ‘If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.’ ”
[xvi] Psalm 118:24 (NKJV) “This is the day that the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.”
[xvii] Lamentations 3:22-24 (NKJV) “Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness. ‘The LORD is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I hope in Him!’ ”
[xviii] 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV) “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
Luke 11:2-4 (NKJV) “So He (Jesus) said to them, ‘When you pray, say: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’ ”
1 John 1:9 (NKJV) “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
[xix] Psalm 103:1-3 (NKJV) “Bless the LORD, O my soul; and all that is within me bless His Holy Name! Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits; Who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases.
Isaiah 53:4-5 (NKJV) “Surely He has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.”
1 Peter 2:24 (NKJV) “…who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.”
[xx] Joshua 1:6, 7, 9 (NKJV) “Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them”, “Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the Law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go”, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
[xxi] Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV) “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”
Psalm 27:11 (NKJV) “Teach me Your way, O LORD, and lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies.”
[xxii] John 15:5 (NKJV) “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”
[xxiii] Isaiah 6:8 (KJV) “Also I heard the voice of the LORD, saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ Then said I, Here am I, send me.’ ”
[xxiv] Numbers 6:24-26 (NKJV) “The LORD bless you and keep you; The LORD make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.”
Ecclesiastes 10:12 (NKJV) “The words of a wise man’s mouth are gracious, but the lips of a fool shall swallow him up;”
[xxv] Mark 6:13 (NKJV) “And they (Jesus’ disciples) cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who where sick, and healed them.”
James 5:14-15 (NKJV) “Is anyone among you sick? 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. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the LORD will raise him up.”
[xxvi] 2 Corinthians 5:20 (NKJV) “Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.”
[xxvii] John 3:16 (NKJV) “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
[xxviii]Proverbs 3:32 (NKJV) “For the perverse (sinful) person is an abomination to the LORD.”
[xxix] John 14:6 (NKJV) “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’ ”
[xxx] John 8:31-32 (NKJV) “Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, ‘If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.’ ”
[xxxi] John 8:34-36 (NKJV) “Jesus answered them, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.’ ”
[xxxii] Colossians 1:13 (NKJV) “He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love.”
[xxxiii] Psalm 37:23 (NKJV) “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way.”
[xxxiv] Psalm 16:11 (NKJV) “You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”
[xxxv] Psalm 119:105 (NKJV) “Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
[xxxvi] Isaiah 52:12 (NKJV) “For you shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: For the LORD will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rear guard.”
[xxxvii] Psalm 23:6 (NKJV) “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.”
[xxxviii] 2 Corinthians 5:20 (NKJV) “Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.”
[xxxix] Genesis 6:5 (KJV) “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”
[xl] Philippians 4:13 (NKJV) “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
[xli] Proverbs 2:7b (NKJV) “He is a shield to those who walk uprightly.”
[xlii] Revelation 5:6 (NKJV) “And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain…”
[xliii] Hebrews 9:14 (NKJV) “…how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?”
[xliv] 2 Corinthians 5:21 (NKJV) “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
[xlv] Deuteronomy 30:14 (NKJV) “The Word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it.”
Psalm 40:8 (NKJV) “I delight to do Your will, O my God, and Your law is within my heart.”
[xlvi] 1 Peter 3:15-16 (NKJV) “But sanctify the LORD God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear; having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed.”
[xlvii] Galatians 6:6, 9-10 (NKJV) “Let him who is taught the word share in all good things with him who teaches…And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.”
[xlviii] Joshua 1:5-9 (NKJV) “No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you. Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
[xlix] Luke 14:28 (NKJV) “For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it…”
[l] Proverbs 7:1-3 (NKJV) “My son, keep my words, and treasure my commands within you. Keep my commands and live, and my law as the apple of your eye. Bind them on your fingers, write them on the tablet of your heart.”
[li] Romans 10:17 (NKJV) “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.”
[lii] 1 Corinthians 1:23-25 (NKJV) “But we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.”
[liii] Psalm 27:1-3 (NKJV) “The LORD is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?”
Romans 16:20 (NKJV) “And the God of peace will crush satan under your feet shortly.”
[liv] Romans 5:1-2 (NKJV) “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our LORD Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”
Galatians 5:22-23 (NKJV) “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.”
[lv] John 14:15-18 (NKJV) “If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him, but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans, I will come to you.”
[lvi] John 14:27 (NKJV) “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you, not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
[lvii] Psalm 5:11-12 (NKJV) “But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You, let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them, let those also who love Your name be joyful in You. For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous, with favor You will surround him as with a shield.”
[lviii] Psalm 91:4 (NKJV) “He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge, His truth shall be your shield and buckler.”
[lix] Romans 5:9 (NKJV) “Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.”
Colossians 1:19-20 (NKJV) “For it pleased the Father that in Him (Jesus) all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.”
[lx] Psalm 133 (NKJV) “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, running down on the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion, for there the LORD commanded the blessing—Life Forevermore!”
[lxi] Romans 8:38-39 (NKJV) “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 created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our LORD.”
[lxii] 2 Corinthians 13:11 (NKJV) “Finally, brethren, farewell. Become complete. Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you.”