Daily Devotional, Year 2 – AUGUST 6 (Prayer in a Fragile World! Part 2: Prayer For The Persecuted!)

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – AUGUST 6

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Prayer in a Fragile World! Part 2: “Prayer For The Persecuted!”

To read Part 1, click here…October 12th (Prayer in a Fragile World!)

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“If you forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death,

and those that are ready to be slain;

If you say, ‘Behold, we knew it not’;

doth not He that ponders the heart consider it?

and He that keeps thy soul, doth not He know it?

and shall not He render to every man according to his works?”

Proverbs 24:11, 12  

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Hasn’t this world taken a definite turn for the worse, as of late? Isn’t it amazing to see the world-wide paradigm-shift happening at such a rapid rate? It’s hard to even recognize this society because of these changes! It’s just not the same place that we grew up in, or so it seems!

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And over there in the Middle East, the ugly and hideous face of evil has become a tyrannical beast, as it persecutes all those it deems to be, “infidels”!

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UNCEASING PRAYER!

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And so, just how does all this relate to the Christian? What should we be doing about this unnerving and fragile condition of the world?

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Well, one thing is for sure! Those who call themselves “Christians” must be praying without ceasing for all those who are being persecuted around the world!

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A PRAYERLESS CHURCH

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Unfortunately, current statistics show that the average church-goer prays only a few minutes per day, and that adds up to just a few hours per year!

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Unbelievable? Yes, unbelievable!

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And so, maybe we should not be surprised at the hopelessly tragic condition of today’s world! After all, how can we expect the Lord to bless this world when God’s very own people are so busy enjoying the world that we neglect to pray and cry out on behalf of the world’s inhabitants?

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PS Krøyer – Hip hip hurra! Kunstnerfest på Skagen – 1888 – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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2nd CHRONICLES 7:14

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Listen to the Lord’s remedy for our undone condition… “If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2nd Chronicles 7:14

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There are many who have this Bible verse posted in their yard, concerning the various local environmental issues, etc..

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TOTAL COMMITMENT REQUIRED

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If only those who post these signs in their yard really understood the enormity of this above verse! If only they understood this next verse… “And ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall search for Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13

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Yes, putting these two verses together, we begin to understand just how total must be our commitment to seeking after the Lord, if we can ever expect His blessings and healing of our infirmities and supply our needs!

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Pilgrims Progress – His Burden Fell Off His Back – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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REAPING WHAT WE SOW

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Yes, the Bible clearly teaches…“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” Luke 6:38

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As this and many similar verses reveal, we can only expect to receive what we give out to others. In other words, if we neglect to pray without ceasing for those who are suffering around the world, then we can only expect to receive the same from the Lord!

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GIVING LITTLE, WITHHOLDING MUCH!

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If we only give out of our abundance, holding back enough for us to continue to live in world-loving pleasure, “as in a day of slaughter” (James 5:5), then why should we be surprised to see our families becoming lost souls in the world? Yes, it is no wonder that our families are being enticed and seduced by the secular world and by the children of unbelievers!

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OUR WORLD-LOVING LIVES

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And if we have pursued the pleasures and proud pursuits of this selfish world, then why should we be surprised that our spiritual life has become so meager and beggarly?

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OUR DAY IS COMING!

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Right now, it is Christians in other lands who are being persecuted. But soon, the days will come when it is us who are the ones who will be suffering physical, financial, and spiritual persecution!

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Then, the Bible foretells of our fate…“Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out My hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all My counsel, and would none of My reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon Me, but I will not answer; they shall seek Me early, but they shall not find Me:” Proverbs 1:24-28

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THIS WORLD A CREATION OF LUCIFER

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Satan has purposely created this world-of-many-pleasures-and-pursuits for the express purpose of distracting Christians and binding us up in his spider-web of selfishness!

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THE GOOD NEWS!

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The Good News is, that if you or I have an ear to hear about our sad condition, then God has allowed a little time to correct our undoneness!

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Yes, God is very willing to help us return to Him with all our hearts! And He will give us grace to put away all unnecessary activities and commitments, so that our day is filled with prayer, study and contemplation of His Word! And even those who have a seeming myriad of family commitments can rearrange their lives in such a way, that they can finally begin to spend much time with the Lord!

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TO READ PART 3, CLICK HERE…NOVEMBER 27 (Prayer in a Fragile World! Part 3: No Fear On Judgment Day?

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to become fully engaged in prayer each and every day! Not only my three-times-per-day-in-my-prayer-closet! But graciously give me the gift of being able to talk with Thee throughout my day, as I walk, as I work, as I spend time with my loved ones, and as I lay down…

 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Flower of the Field Constellation, Part 3: “Signs of the World’s End”” or you can also read… August 18th (The Golden Rule in Hell!)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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LOOSING THE BANDS OF ORION

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God spoke several times of Orion, in Scripture. His question to Job was a very mystifying question, to say the least… “Canst thou…loose the bands of Orion?” Job 38:31. Such a strange question, indeed! How could a constellation have its bands loosed, much less, even have bands? Puzzling, puzzling!

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But now, He is revealing this bright and beautiful constellation in a way that has never before been seen. God Himself is loosing Orion’s bands, as He is just now unraveling this age-old mystery. And we are beginning to understand that this most infamous of all constellations is nothing less than a remarkable metaphor concerning Jesus.

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THE 5 OFFICES OF ORION

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But like most of the other Signs which this website reveals, Orion too, has much more to say as he changes his position in the sky. And this Soldier in the Heavens puts on different garb, as he presents the five awesome aspects of his various offices. From ‘Orion the Soldier’, and ‘Orion the Reaper’, and ‘Orion the Archer’, and‘The Cross of Orion’, and last but certainly not least, “Orion, The Good Shepherd”. This amazing constellation presents a very complex revelation of the God’s magnificent love for a fallen planet.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Orion Phenomena”

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TOMORROW:

AUGUST 7 (Look Up, Lift Up Your Head, Part 4: The Heavenly Scroll, Rolled Up!)

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