Well praise the Lord, you have accepted Jesus into your life. He came believing it would be the beginning of a life long relationship. Some born again Christians are glad to be saved but they don’t want to be bothered with maintaining a personal relationship with their Savior. As long as these folks continue to believe He died for them, they will remain saved. There are other Christians that won’t settle for a casual, lukewarm relationship. They continually seek for the presence of the Lord and they are rewarded with manifestations of His glory.
1Thessalonians 4:1 We exhort you brethren that as you have received of us how you ought to walk and to please God, so then you would abound (be better off) more and more and more.
Those who will walk with the Lord, play by His rules, will know the fullness of His goodness. Why wouldn’t a man want to please God? He is enjoying fulfilling the lusts of his flesh. He doesn’t hate his Savior, he just prefers a lifestyle that God does not care for.
Psalms 34:8 O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusts in Him.
I think some Christians believe that you taste the goodness of God once and then live off the memory of it. If God is good all the time, then you can taste of Him all the time. Who put the limits of how many times you can experience the presence of God? I walk with God every day, so I know His presence a lot of those days. There is nothing in this world that can compare to the presence of the Lord. Some folks are so attached to their creature comforts they have no interest in walking with their Savior.
Colossians 2:6 As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him.
How did you receive Jesus? By faith, so we walk with Him by faith. We believe His Word whether we see anything or not. A lot of folks begin by faith but then go back to what is most familiar to them, living in the flesh. For most of these folks the next time they will know the presence of God is when they reach Heaven. For some, they don’t want to wait until they reach Heaven, they want His presence and glory in this life. The folks who walk in the presence of the Lord have an upbeat victorious attitude.
Galatians 5:16 Walk in the Spirit and you will not fulfil the lusts of the flesh.
When we walk in the Spirit, we are walking in the presence of the Lord. When we get close to God, the temptation to sin becomes very weak. The level of our relationship with the Lord in this life will have rewards in the next. I believe there will be people in Heaven forever who live with regret. They will regret not doing more for Jesus in this life. I am not suggesting that this will diminish their external experience, they will just wish they were more obedient. Our Heavenly Father loves us and He wants to be near us, but it’s our move, it’s our call. When the Apostle Paul reached the end of his life, his greatest desire to the end was to know Jesus more and more every day.
The devil is a thief,
he has come to kill, destroy, and steal.
The devil has a word,
but my Lord has the final Word.
I choose to ignore the devil,
I don’t believe what he says.
I love the Word of my Lord,
He speaks only the truth.
His Name is greater than the thief, so I will be blessed.
YEAR OF THE LOCAL CHURCH
PRAYERS FOR OUR NATION
Protection for: People who are innocently being lured to America with false promises from our leadership. Lord, protect those people especially the children. Protect them and our nation from the flood of drugs, cartels, terrorists, traffickers and all the diseases that now have access to our cities and citizens. Post angels along our southern border. Expose the evil. Praying for our law officials and National Guard on the front lines. Give them protection and wisdom.
We pray in agreement with your Word: Luke 8:17 “Nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light”. Truth cannot be hidden. The truth sets us free. Jesus is the Way, Truth and Light! Give the Righteous leaders boldness, wisdom and strength as they fight on the front lines. Give them every tool they need to carry out your will Father. Every person who is in a place of authority that does not have a legal “God right” to be there will be transformed or removed.
ALL LEGAL MATTERS: We pray for those legally gathering up and exposing the enemy’s lies. Protection for them and their families. All cover-ups and deeds done in darkness against the United States of America will have complete exposure. God’s plans and purpose for America will prevail.