Jesus – The Author of Life

Time after time hell engineered events against Christ’s birth, but the word of God stood true: “I will act and who will prevent it?” Pharaoh ordered all Israeli baby boys to be killed but Moses escaped. Haman plotted Israel’s genocide but God had planted Queen Esther in court to prevent it. Little Israel was caught in the nutcrackers of mighty empires but always survived. Even when Jesus was born, Herod sought to destroy him, but God forestalled him. The Cross itself seemed the final end of all hopes but God had planned it as the greatest triumph of all. In the 21st century Jesus saves, in greater style, greater power, and greater numbers than we ever imagined. God is not struggling with impending defeat, but laughing as he moves through the earth doing what no religion or human authority can ever do, changing human beings into the children of God. Our privilege is to come alongside him as he works. Let’s do it together. REINHARD BONNKE

{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

 

Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

Fearing God makes us godly. We have a healthy respect for God because of His overwhelming power but also for His unmovable will – nothing changes His purposes. He is great enough to crush us but great enough to show us mercy. The fear of the Lord is the only good fear. Other fears are bad – worry anxiety, dread, and panic, living in mortal dread. That is a terrible state of mind, but there is an answer – to fear God, TRUST JESUS. God bless you today. Good morning from Florida. REINHARD BONNKE