A Prayer A Day- 2/21/2015
Get It Done!
Today’s Scripture(s) – Zechariah 8:9
“Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Let your hands be strong, ye that hear in these days these words by the mouth of the prophets, which were in the day that the foundation of the house of the LORD of hosts was laid, that the temple might be built.”
Zechariah 8:9a in the New Living Translation: “This is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies says: Be strong and finish the task! …” We hear there is nothing that you or I can do to save ourselves, and that is most assuredly TRUE. There is no work that we can do that can or will save us. We are saved by grace, the grace of God the Father through the Precious blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” And we know that, that name is Jesus! Now with that said, let’s talk about ‘works’. Works won’t save you. Works won’t save me, but we are called to do a work. We are not saved to sit around and wait on the Lord Jesus to appear. We are not saved to sit around and wait to leave this earth and go and be with the Lord. We are saved to fulfill the ‘Great Commission’ that the Lord commanded of us right before He ascended into heaven to the Father. Matthew 28:19-20a “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: …” Many of us are bent more on pleasing ourselves than being pleasing to the Lord! The Father is bringing forth the remnant that is bent on seeing HIS will be done! We all have lives to touch for Christ. We all have a witness within us of the goodness and the mercy of the Lord and we must tell others of His saving grace. As I have been reading Zechariah for a few days now, I am seeing in the spirit that the building of the temple, today, is about winning and bringing souls into the kingdom of God. It is about touching lives for Christ, doing what is right, showing mercy, justice and the love of God. People are hurting, people are dying, people are confused and seeking for answers and we, Child of God, have the answer within us and we will not share it and in many cases we are being high minded and judgmental! (Father God, forgive us! Father God, help us!). Many of us need to get on our faces and cry out to the Lord to truly open our ears to hear Him and truly open our eyes to see Him clearly. We have been given a work to do and we need the Spirit of God flowing in us and through us to finish the task! There are many of us saved that have unsaved, religious loved ones sitting around us every day and we must wax bold in the Holy Ghost and open our mouths with the love of Christ and declare what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to the church! Don’t be alright with your love ones sin Child of God this is the outcome of sin: Romans 6:23a “For the wages of sin is death; …” We want to bring our love ones to this: Romans 6:23b “but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”! I use to hear this when I was a young girl and it still rings true today: “Everybody talking about heaven ain’t going to go”. Make your calling and election sure, work out your own soul salvation with fear and trembling, (see 2 Peter 1:10, Philippians 2:12). REMNANT! We have a work to do, let’s get it done!
Father I thank and praise you for this day. I thank you for waking me up this morning and I thank you for giving me rest on last night. Thank you Father for sending your angels to surround me and protect me from all hurt harm and danger, Father I bless you for being my shield, for being my battle axe and my weapons of war. I bless you Father for going to battle for me and cutting down every adversary that comes to raise up against me, Lord I thank you! Lord I praise you! Lord I bless you and honor you, you are so good and so great and so wonderful to me! Bless you Father God. Father today I ask that you would touch us Lord God, touch your people, your people who have your word residing on the inside of them, your people who know your truth, your people Father whom you have called by name. Touch us Lord and fill our hearts with Holy Ghost boldness to speak and declare your word to the people around us. Touch us Father God and give us Holy Ghost boldness to go and snatch souls from the gates of hell. Don’t allow us to sit complacent Father. Don’t allow us to take the attitude of just sitting and waiting for our Lord Jesus to appear while all around us are souls on their way to hell, souls that are lost with blinded eyes and stopped ears. Give us, your children Father God a praying spirit, praying, warrior, on purpose, armored up ready to go to battle for the souls of men, women and children, in the name of Jesus! It is not your will Lord that any should perish. Don’t allow us that say we know you to be comfortable with sin, accepting of sin. Give us Holy Ghost boldness to speak your word in the name of Jesus, to speak your word in love with authority, the authority that you have given to us Father God through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Give us Father God the determination to get the task done! Father I thank you! Father I praise you! Father I give you all glory and honor! Father I lift you up! Father I magnify your great and holy name! You are so great and you are so good and you are so wonderful Father God. Bless you Lord! Bless you Lord! Bless your great and holy and wonderful name, In Jesus name I pray. Amen