{Pray; Without Ceasing}

To God, nobody is a nobody. Each individual has a value beyond computation. Our prayers should be in direct proportion to the desperate wickedness from which people need saving. The worse the wickedness, the more the intercession. Nobody should have to go through life without somebody praying for him (or her). (1 Timothy 2:1-4 (NIV)) The ultimate aim of intercession is evangelism – God “wants all men to be saved.” Intercession is not a say-so, but a heart-cry. Our Lord Jesus prayed for us until He sweat drops of blood. He even prayed for the soldiers hammering nails through his quivering flesh. Pray for all men, for Christlessness is terrible. There is only one Savior, and if He is rejected what can people do? Their cry is like Reuben’s when he found Joseph had gone: “And I, where shall I go?” (Genesis 37:30). There is nowhere to go. So, people just drift along, perhaps together, unknowingly heading for hell. Christless religion is hell on earth. Religious leaders killed Jesus. We see it today in unbridled hate, terrorism, murder and oppression in the name of God. Intercession is urgent. Intercession brings divine intervention. We have one generation in which to save a generation, not a century. Let’s pray and preach, pray and preach, pray and preach. God bless you. REINHARD BONNKE

Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 12:57pm

 

Christian – Follower of Christ

Christ in us has never sinned, cannot sin, will not sin, that is our permanent status in heaven. The rest of our character must die and it is a slow changing of character from lust, lying, boastfulness, selfishness that Christ wants. It will help us to be rich in him, bring many to righteousness and perfect purity which is holiness. He wants our character 100% like him, growing to the head in Christ, realize you are not him but a reflection of him, strive to be the perfect reflection according to his words.
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Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me. Matthew 16:24 (NLT)
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. (NIV)

Everything is pure to those whose hearts are pure. But nothing is pure to those who are corrupt and unbelieving, because their minds and consciences are corrupted. Such people claim they know God, but they deny him by the way they live. They are detestable and disobedient, worthless for doing anything good.
Titus 1:15-16

Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe.
Philippians 2:14-15

Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for eternities of eternities
Daniel 12:3

So I advise you to buy gold from me–gold that has been purified by fire. Then you will be rich. Also buy white garments from me so you will not be shamed by your nakedness, and ointment for your eyes so you will be able to see.
Revelation 3:18

These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold–though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.
1 Peter 1:7

A Momentary Stop onto Eternity

A wonderful video I saw (posted below), reminded me how fast years go, the things you treasure are the things you remember and long for as the years pass. Below is a Psalm from the Bible about the temporary nature of our lives

If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Matthew 6:30

A prayer of Moses the man of God.
Lord, you have been our dwelling place
throughout all generations.
Before the mountains were born
or you brought forth the whole world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

You turn people back to dust,
saying, “Return to dust, you mortals.”
A thousand years in your sight
are like a day that has just gone by,
or like a watch in the night.
Yet you sweep people away in the sleep of death—
they are like the new grass of the morning:
In the morning it springs up new,
but by evening it is dry and withered.

We are consumed by your anger
and terrified by your indignation.
You have set our iniquities before you,
our secret sins in the light of your presence.
All our days pass away under your wrath;
we finish our years with a moan.
Our days may come to seventy years,
or eighty, if our strength endures;
yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow,
for they quickly pass, and we fly away. Psalm 90