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Are you willing to give up the vain things of the world?

A man from another religion once asked me, “I’m willing to join your religion (Christianity) but what’s in for me?”. I responded that he would go to heaven instead of hell after he dies. (This is taking into account that he becomes a Christian who follows and believes in the Lord Jesus Christ and his commandments in the true sense). Here’s how the rest of the conversation went on:

Man : “Is that all you have to offer?”

Myself : “Yes, aren’t you looking forward to everlasting life?”

Man : “Yes but I thought there some benefits more than that”

Myself : “What benefits are you referring to?”

Man : “I mean aren’t you Christians going to give me financial benefits for joining your religion?”

Myself : “No, but we can help you find a job if are unable to get something yourself”

Man : “Alright, I don’t need this religion”

Myself : “Okay fine, I see you made your choice because financial benefits is all you are after!”

Man :”I’ll be able to handle it from here”

Myself : “If you anytime again have thoughts about this, do reach out to the preacher of a church.”

 

Before all of that conversation started this same man was able to tell me the key principles of the Gospels, he also said he believed in the existence of Jesus and also his holy resurrection! Yet, somewhere down the line, his heart was attracted to the vanities of this world and in his case; the lust for wealth.

Indeed I now realize, ‘the love of money is root of all evil’ (refer 1 Timothy 6:10). I’m not saying you shouldn’t work to sustain yourself or your family nor count yourself a sinner just because you have some wealth. Here the key thing is that you should never be so attached to money that you forsake the Lord God and his commandments!

 

As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. (Matthew 13:22)

In the case of this man or even I can say in the case of even of those who call them Christians but don’t like it, the deceitfulness of riches choke the true understanding of the Word of God, and so it proves unfruitful ie there is no action nor faith in line with the Word of God. But the love of money is just one of the vanities of life. Some people love to party, excessively that they miss out on praying and reading the Bible, let alone being at Church. Some people want to be famous so bad, that they willing do evil deeds be it violent or sensual just to be showing up on TV, the newspapers and social media in general. While some just want to laze around when it comes to God but are super active in the things of the world such as their jobs, their social status and friend circles, that they miss out both on prayer and good works which have been ordained by God for them.

Make it your choice to reject the vanity of the world and instead follow the Lord Jesus in the true sense of the Word!

Verses for reflection:

  • For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. (Mark 8:35)
  • For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? (Mark 8:36)
  • And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. (Matthew 10:22)
  • For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10)

Prayer Points for 2020

O those who believe in the Lord God don’t live in fear nor be uneasy within all through this year 2020. Be grateful that though there have been wildfires, earthquakes and terrorism all around the world, you are still alive and in the land of the living. Be hope for the Lord God once again and praise Him, because He is your salvation and God!

Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God. ( Psalm 42:11)

 

For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. O LORD of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you! (Psalm 84:11-12)
If you are willing to believe in God who sent his only begotten Son Jesus to save you from sin, hell and death, then you are close to having the faith you need to pray for good success in 2020. All you need now is to be truly repentant of all worldly ways and its sins, and follow the Lord Jesus in communion with the Holy Spirit, and pray the below points:

Personal prayer points

  • O Lord I pray that get more opportunities to love and serve you all through the year of 2020.
  • Keep me and all my loved ones safe from all dangers and terrors and calamities by your grace. Let not the enemy prevail against me in any way.
  • Protect my health, intellect, memory and finances O Saviour of the world. Remove all debt and financial liabilities out of my life. Help me to make the right decisions about the way I work and spend my money.
  • I pray that everything which hinders me from doing the will of God is exposed and cut off from my life.
  • I pray that everything blocking my healing and finances are uprooted in the name of Jesus.
  • And also that the holy angels of God fight for me everywhere so that no harm befalls me.
  • Bless my family, friends and loved ones with safety in spirit and in body too.
  • Let all demonic influences be exposed and removed from my life and from my loves ones, in the name of Jesus. Amen.
  • Open my eyes to take every day fruitfully by reading and believing in your Holy Word.
  • Help me by your Holy Spirit to put my hope not in any man nor woman but only in Christ Jesus the Lord.
  • I pray that I keep getting wisdom from above to help me walk wisely and in the light of Christ.
  • Bless me with gratitude as my attitude towards you O true Lord of all, that I don’t fall into pride and vanity.
  • I make all these prayer all these prayer points, in the name of Jesus. Amen.

National prayer points

  • I ask for forgiveness and healing for my nation in which I live and which you have ordained me to be in O God.
  • I pray that all evil leaders and corrupt officials are booted out of their seats and positions of power. I also desire that these bad one’s are not let loose again to carry out their evil plans against anyone.
  • Please instead of them give us real and true leaders that seek only the welfare of the nation.
  • In the name of Jesus I prayer that there be no earthquakes, no tsunamis, no snow nor sand storms nor forest fires for each every area I pray for in this nation (try to think which place needs which sort of safety).
  • I pray that the borders of my nation are secure and all traitors are stopped from carrying out their evil deeds. And that the national infrastructure, the environment, the land, the air and the sea are kept safe, clean and secure.
  • I pray that the people of my nation do not give up their rights for the sake of fake peace and fake promises of peace by anyone whether in government, media or religion.
  • I ask in faith that all terror attacks are foiled and all bombs are disarmed or fail to go off when planted in my nation.
  • I pray all our national weaponry and ammunition are in safe hands and let no enemy be able to sabotage and destroy it.
  • I pray that the people of my nation do not give up their rights for the sake of fake peace and fake promises of peace by anyone whether in government, media or religion.
  • I pray that the laws of my nation are prevented from being misused to allow immoral living and profane entertainment.
  • I also pray that all the medical plans and medical practitioners are made to work only to benefit the people and not to harm nor short change them.
  • I ask that there comes no civil war in this nation nor is there any infringement of the rights of the people in the name of false peace and false safety by the government.
  • Grant that those who plot against my fellow Christians and true Jews in my nation are only met with failure in their evil schemes.
  • I ask all this, in the name of Jesus. Amen.

 

International prayer points

  • I pray for peace in every nation where there is war, that the killings and violence cease.
  • I ask in faith that children are no longer harmed in the warn torn regions of the world.
  • That the laws of the nations are not twisted to enable the people to transgress the will of God in areas of marriage, relationships, finances, genetics etc.
  • I pray that all false refugees are stopped and only true refugees are cared for in Europe and North America.
  • That there is true peace in Israel and all of Jerusalem. I pray for peace and justice to be established in the land of Israel. Let the rocket attacks continue to be thwarted by the Israeli Defence Forces and let them be victorious against all evil doers.
  • That there be escape for the people of various nations from natural calamities and financial ruin.
  • May the weapons and bombs of the terror groups fail in abundance where they plot against innocent people.
  • That all chemical and biological warfare programs are not misused in various nations.
  • I pray for the will of God to work in all nations whether they are believers or not.
  • I ask all this, in the name of Jesus. Amen.

 

Local church prayer points

  • I pray that the local church finds true rest in Christ the Lord.
  • I pray for healing and deliverance to happen more strongly and visibly in the local church.
  • I pray for the presence of the Lord God to be felt in such a way that it cannot be denied in the local church.
  • That all counterfeit spirits are banished from operating in the activities of the local church.
  • That the angels of God guard the local church and the followers of Jesus Christ who attend it.
  • That there is no racial nor ethnic discrimination in church.
  • That the church goers desire to pray everyday and read the Bible everyday.
  • That the people of the church worship God with eagerness and thanksgiving.
  • That there is only the right understanding of the Holy Scriptures at church.
  • That the Word of God is preached fully and without compromise to all those who come to church.
  • That there the preachers of the Gospel seek to please the Lord God alone and not those who want to get ears tingled.
  • That those who have immoral lifestyles coming to church are not ignored but challenged in true love and humility to leave their sinful ways and love the Lord in spirit and truth.
  • I pray that the local church is a beacon of light in a neighbourhood of despair and confusion, so that people are drawn up to Jesus Christ who is the source of this light.
  • That all who come to the local church receive the Gospel of Jesus Christ very clearly and without any ambiguity.
  • I ask in faith that my local church is protected by the grace of God from all enemies visible and invisible.
  • That my local church is kept safe against all heresies and worldly lies..
  • I pray for the elders and leaders and preachers of the local church, that they be true to divine calling in serving the people of God in Christ like humility and courage.
  • I ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen.

 

Worldwide church prayer points

  • I pray that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is preached to each and every nation in the world.
  • That the entire Gospel gets preached despite all the opposition.
  • I pray that all resistance to the authority of Jesus Christ is met with failure by his enemies both visible and those not visible and those in secret
  • That the church of the Lord Jesus Christ continues to have faith among its various members even if this is an age where people become apostates.
  • That all denominational fights are settled in a peaceful way without compromising on the true Gospel teaching.
  • That all false Christian unity movements and related organizations are exposed and their plans are sabotaged by the people of God and the angels of God.
  • That all heretics and false prophets are named and shamed, so that the people are not misled into sin.
  • That signs and wonders of the Lord by the Holy Spirit pave way for the preaching of the Gospel and healing of the nations.
  • I ask for the safety of missionaries and even the general Christians in areas where the persecution against those who believe in Christ is dangerous and tyrannical.
  • I pray that in regions where Christians are in majority, that they are not lax in the keeping the faith nor are they stuck in worthless pursuits of worldly passions. May their eyes open to the truth and not be fascinated by the darkness of the world. O Lord, cause the preachers to preach to the people over there without diluting the Word of God.
  • I ask all this in the name of Jesus. Amen

 

I would like thank you for taking to read and pray out these prayer points for the year 2020. And this year honestly, I didn’t want to do the prayer points as I have always been doing, but I was getting asked by others to post these points because many people in the world need this to receive deliverance and healing this year. So with much prayer and seeking the Lord, I’ve finally got this out for this time.

My request to you is to pray for deliverance ministries all over the world, so that they can continue more strongly in the will God, so that more people get deliverance from curses, witchcraft and demons etc.

Wishing you all who believe, a very happy and blessed new year, in the Lord Jesus and may Christ be always with you!

 

Merry Christmas to you and your family

I wish you all and your families a Merry Christmas. As you take time to celebrate the birth of Jesus, may God enlarge your understanding of his will for you through Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit.

Christ be with you!

The True Joy Of Christmas

 

The true joy of Christmas is not about eating nice food. Nor is it about having family around yourself to celebrate. It’s neither wearing fine clothes nor hearing carols being sung around the corner. All of these are good in themselves, in moderation of course, but they do not make up the true joy of Christmas. Never even be part of the ignoble Black Friday sale before Christmas time, there is nothing Christlike in it. Because you can still have all of them but lose the joy in pursuit of worldly festivities, in trying to imitate the world’s ways and the world’s vain pleasures.

But heart of hearts, the true joy of Christmas is in being grateful for God’s gift to the world; the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We didn’t deserve him then nor do we deserve him now, because its only the grace of God even till now. And whatever Jesus asks of us we only do it in loving obedience to the will of God.

I appreciate each one taking time to meditate and celebrate the gift of the Savior Jesus to this fallen world we live in. And since we have received this most solemn faith by the Spirit of God, let’s continue to celebrate Jesus not just on Christmas but each day we live.

To sum it all up; you can only find the true of joy of Christmas in being grateful and obedient to Jesus Christ every time and everyday!

 

Quick Reminder : Remove all cursed objects from your life

If you profess your faith in Christ Jesus then don’t put your faith in any other person nor thing for blessings. By the Holy Spirit expect your prayers to be heard by God the Father in heaven with Jesus interceding at God’s right hand.

And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. (Ephesians 4:30)

If Jesus Came To Your House

Quick Reminder : Live for Christ

Listen to the Holy Spirit today

Listen to the Holy Spirit today
So that all fears you allay.
Listen to the Holy Spirit today,
Lest from the Gospel you go astray.

Listen to the Holy Spirit today,
So that your life is in good array.
Listen to the Holy Spirit today,
Lest in perversion you decay.

Listen to the Holy Spirit today,
So that your choices you weigh.
Listen to the Holy Spirit today,
Lest from the righteous path you sway.

Listen to the Holy Spirit today,
So God your obedience does repay.
Listen to the Holy Spirit today,
Lest you become the Devil’s prey.

Listen to the Holy Spirit today,
So that, Jesus in your favor does pray.
Listen to the Holy Spirit today,
Lest in mediocrity you lay.

Heal my dear ones O Lord

Heal those whom I hold dear,
Lord let your healing to them come near.
Hear my prayer and hear my plea,
And let all of their illness flee.

O Christ Jesus I desire that they are well,
And also that they prevail against hell.
May the Enemy’s plan against them fail,
Help them when their faith goes frail.

I ask that my loved ones are set free,
From the darkness for eternity.
Let Gospel be in their heart,
So that from God they don’t depart.

Quick Reminder : Focus on Jesus

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