WOMEN’s FLAWS IN THE MINISTRY

We cannot live on this earth without seeing people who have flaws.

There are times when women who claim to know the Lord do more to harm their fellow Christian friends than they do to help them.

Here is a small list of things I’ve seen or heard from a reliable source  that so-called women of God may do:

  1. Lies or encouraging lies  

  2. Manipulation   

  3. Pride 

  4. Lacks interest in encouraging or helping other women

  5. Takes part in ignoring Scriptural teachings

  6. Seeks for her own selfish needs and wants to be taken care of including the desire she has to be held up above others

  7. Schmoozing 0r sharing charming words with people in order to gain the help she desires to do what she wants / she may also  give gifts to  people to bribe them 

  8. Wanting other people to be more like her instead of more like Jesus

  9. Leading a full life of deception by hiding things / This is not just telling lies / She is not concerned with exposing evil because she does not want the evil things about her exposed

  10. Greed

If you truly love God you and you believe you are guilty of any of these things it is time to seek God’s forgiveness.

If you have met women that are like this  God’s Word says that you should stay away from people like that.

 

The title speaks about women’s flaws in the ministry.   All women can be guilty of these things but women need to be aware of the fact that women who are involved in the ministry may have these sins running rampant in their lives.  They need prayer.  We also need to pray for discernment so we can walk away from people like that.

 

Vengeance Belongs To God – He Will Repay – He Knows Everything

God reminded me of more things  in a dream.

I had met a pastor and his wife decades ago.   I had attended a church where they ministered to people.  I appreciated them.  They showed much kindness.  They appeared to be people that would be led by God.  I thought they would most probably spread the good news for the rest of their lives.

There came a time when they said they were in a group and they would be building a new church.  Funds were taken from people for that purpose.

The pastor’s wife stopped communicating with me.  I was interested in knowing more about the new church.  She ended up letting me know they had stopped plans to build the church even though they had collected 10s of thousands of dollars for that purpose.  My understanding was that the pastor and his wife would be keeping the money they sought for ministry and the funds now became their own personal funds.  It seemed so wrong. 

There are swindlers in the world and swindlers in the church. 

It is swindling when someone takes money for one purpose and they use any portion of that money for a purpose it was not intended to be used for. 

That happened a couple of decades ago.  I felt it was wrong but I do not think that there were  any laws of the land that were broken.   I have met a couple of people involved in the ministry that do things like that on a regular basis.  I have also met people who say they are Christians that will swindle people out of money.  Their greed for money is more important to them then showing God’s love to people.   The ones involved in the ministry take funds using the name of the Lord and then they give themselves and their close family members the cream of the crop.  They say the funds are for the Lord but it is quite clear that they have found ways to legally gain all they can from the funds they touch.  Thankfully I do not believe that all people involved in the ministry do this. 

It appears as though are a lot of people that will take funds from people so they can line their own pockets.  It is scandalous.  It’s sad.  It is also called stealing. 

Many of the things these type of people do are things that go unnoticed.  We do know that God knows what is going on but they seem to lack a true fear of the Lord.   If they really believe in God then they know that He knows what is going on.  They may look like they are fine upstanding citizens and precious members of their local church.  Many people  may not realize that there are tricks of the trade being used in some churches, too. 

I know of a woman involved in banking that heard me tell of a so-called Christian man that intentionally lied in his real estate business.  She told me something about how those were only tricks of the trade.  WHAT?? Tricks of the trade!  Christian people are not supposed to be involved with using tricks in their trade.  That same banker apparently has no problems with tricks in trading.  That person is supposed to be  a Christian, too.

I have friends and family members that can tell true stories about how they have been scammed by business people.  Accountants, bankers, realtors, people who sell cars, people involved in collecting funds for charities, some pastors  … you name it.  If a person deals with making a commission on what they sell or they are involved in a business where money is regularly handled it is quite possible they have found ways to line their own pockets even if it means taking funds from people who have greater needs than they have.  Some business people can not keep their jobs if they don’t bring in the big bucks.  The people they work for expect them to do whatever it takes to bring in lots of money. 

Within the last month I had  that dream that showed me the one swindling pastor.  I saw that his face was marked.  His face had many scars on it.  I now believe it’s possible that each scar represents all the times he harmed other people. 

I prayed about that dream.   I looked up the Scripture about Cain receiving a mark on him.  The Scriptures reminded me that God knows everything people do to harm their brother.  God marks those who are walking in sin.  They may not always be held accountable this side of heaven but God knows what those people have done.  

They will answer to God. 

They should repent.  We pray they will repent and turn away from their sinful ways. 

I am receiving peace and  accepting what I personally cannot change.  I trust God to be faithful.  He will do everything he said he would do. 

God makes many promises in his word.  One of those promises is about vengeance.

Romans 12:19   (KJV), 

Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay,  saith the Lord.”

Christian friends,  Are you upset because you found out someone is a swindler,  a liar,  or a cheat? 

Trust in the Lord to tend to those who do what is wrong. 

Pray for the swindlers but stay away from them as much as possible.  Bad company corrupts good morals.  You don’t want to get infected with whatever evil spirits lead them to act in such awful ways.  Pray that they will be delivered.  Look at what the Bible says about swindlers:

Words from Revelation 21,

He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

8But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

Words from 1 Corinthians 6,

9Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
Words from Galatians 5,

19Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

20Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Words from Ephesians 5,

For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.  Be not ye therefore partakers with them.  For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

 

 

 

Pray That God Will Cleanse You & Heal You If You Have Pain From The Past

Christian single women, If you have been hurt in a past relationship you may want to read this.

I was once told some of these things by a woman that was going through a time of healing. I was reminded of these things when I was praying about a portion of a recent dream.

I believe there are a lot of women out there who seek the Lord and they do want to turn away from the sins and pain of their past.

It has been said and I believe it is true
that it is very good to be cleansed and to become a changed person (new creature in Christ) before you attempt to be involved with another person in a close relationship.

If you do not take time to receive your healing it’s possible you’ll retain things of the past and it will be like going around in circles.

You may need delivered of unholy preconceived ideas and things you learned when you were younger.

If you want to be healthy and whole I will encourage you to talk to the Lord about this asking Him to help you receive a complete healing from the painful things that happened to you in your past.

If you are a married woman and you feel as though you need healed of painful things in the past you can ask God to heal you, too. Your marriage will probably be revived once you receive your healing.

Women Can Prophesy & Pray

1 Corinthians 11 tells us a woman can pray and prophesy.  Surely this means she can speak in church.  I once met a woman that asked me why I felt it was okay to speak openly during our church services.  I was taken aback.  I did not know why it bothered her since the pastor had asked me to share things.  Our pastor used to let people raise their hands or speak up to give testimonies and praise reports.  As a matter of fact our pastor encouraged me to take notes during the sermon and to share whatever I felt led to share with everyone at times.

 

I  felt shut down when the woman pointed out the passage in another place in the Bible that says women should be silent in church.   I knew I had heard a pastor explain that some people were not fully understanding what was meant in that passage.   I was  not prepared to know how to explain it to that woman.  She was cold-hearted and her goal seemed to be to shut me up.  Isn’t that exactly what the devil wants?  The devil doesn’t want people who love the Lord to keep on talking about the Lord.  The enemy does not want us to overcome him by giving our testimonies.   Was that woman  jealous because the pastor asked me to take notes and he encouraged me to share testimonies like several other people at the church were doing?  I don’t know.  I just know that the devil used that woman’s words to shut me up for a time.

I sort of ran away from the situation.  She made me feel uncomfortable so I looked for another church to attend.  She was one of two women that had done something that made me feel uncomfortable so I chose to move on. 

I should have probably talked to the pastor about the problem but I did not want to gossip.  UGH!! How many times do we stop talking about a problem for fear we are going to be  a gossip?  It’s not a sin to discuss a problem you need help with.  I did not want to walk in sin.  I struggled with knowing how to get help with my problem without mentioning exactly how badly I felt when that woman confronted me in that way.  I now believe it was her way of manipulating a situation to make me very uncomfortable.   I didn’t want to upset the woman who apparently thought it was wrong that women were joining the men by giving testimonies and praise reports when the pastor made a request for people to do that.  How was it that she couldn’t understand that the pastor had encouraged men and women to participate during the church services?  Was she really so backwards in her thinking that she thought it was sinful for a woman to talk at church? 

The matter was too big for me.  I did not know the answers. 

I still don’t know all the answers to every problem encountered in a church. 

I have now learned by reading I Corinthians 11 that it is implied that women can speak by praying and prophesying in a church.  I have always believed that a woman can speak at church if the leader at the church gives her permission to do that.  It’s called submitting to the one who is in authority.

Most of our churches today allow women to be involved in the church services.  Women are allowed to take part in and enjoy fellowship. 

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1 Corinthians 11 (KJV)

Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.

But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head.

But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.

For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man.Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord.For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.

Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?

Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?

But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.

But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.

Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse.

For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.

For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.

When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord’s supper.

For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.

What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.

For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:

And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.

After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.

For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.

Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.

But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.

For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.

For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.

For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another.

And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.  //

My friend gave me a wonderful set of words to ponder on after she read the words on this weblink.

If she gives me permission I will be posting her exact quote here.

I am sure I can share the reminder she gave to me about how the Lord appeared to  Mary after he rose up from the dead.  Jesus is the one that told Mary to go tell the disciples about his resurrection.  Janet pointed out that our Lord picked a woman to be the first evangelist.  How awesome is that?

She also told me what I should have done decades ago when that woman in a church did what she could to shut me up.  I’m thankful that God uses everything to work together for good.  That old experience proves to me that we need people who are grounded in the Word of God to encourage us.  God’s people need to study his Word.  They should be prepared to rightly divide God’s Word rather than pull passages out of context to try to destroy other people.

I was not knowledgeable how about how to address the problem back then.  I am not sure how I would handle similar circumstances today.

Several Christian friends of mine were concerned when I left the church. I was so concerned about staying away from  gossip that I just left without fully explaining the problems I encountered.  I’m sure this happens to people some times.  They don’t want the extra problems that come forth when people get their feathers ruffled.  They don’t want to be in a place where someone makes them feel as though they are not welcome.

The odd thing about that past situation was the woman that spoke up to me in an ugly way was a woman that rarely attended the church but she had married an elder at the church. Her husband had gone to the church for years.   Maybe she was using her manipulation to try to make that church into the type of church she wanted to attend regularly. Manipulation is a form of control.  The devil loves to find people that want to take control of other people.  I tend to walk away from people who manipulate other people.  I understand that manipulating people are being controlled by the devil.  They may not know the devil is using them.  They act like pharisees of old.

Thank-you, Janet.  Here is a copy paste of what she wrote in response to this writing:

“Elizabeth, over the years, I’ve learned there is no sexual difference in the Spirit. The women referred to about not talking in church was not about teaching, preaching or testifying but causing a commotion and interrupting the service and flow of the Spirit. I envision it as untrained children talking, whispering, laughing, etc. If God didn’t want females in active ministry to the saints, why did Jesus rise from the dead on the 3rd day, meet with Mary and send her to go tell His disciples of His Resurrection? Our Lord chose a female as His first evangelist! You should have just spoken the truth to that woman and let her know you were submitting to your Pastor. That would have shut the mouth of the roaring lion! Love you! I wonder how many others she has confronted and stopped or postponed the testimony of our Lord Jesus?”

 

 

 

 

Yes, I felt this is definitely a message for God fearing women.

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When I woke up on 2/25/2017 I recall it seemed as though a scrambled set of events had taken place in a dream.
I knew I wanted to know if the dreams I had were from the Lord. I began to pray.
 
I realized right away that confusion is not from God. I persevered in prayer and started to write what I remembered about the dreams. There were two sections to the dream. The prayer was effective. God showed me that the confusion was sent by the devil. When I focused on wanting to hear what message the Lord would give me as I prayed that he would give me an interpretation for the dreams everything started to look clear to me. The eyes of my understanding woke up.
 
In the first portion of the dream I saw us in a place where we were supposed to travel away leaving where we used to live. I came to realize that place represented a holding place. It seemed as though it was actually a place that included thoughts from my past. I believe God wants us to receive healing about things of the past so we can move forward.
 
The things that once happened to us are to be put behind us as we press on toward the high call of God. The past lessons can be remembered to help us move forward but we are not supposed to stay where we were.
 
When I tried to travel away the process was S L O W. I was slow about moving away and it seemed as though I would be
 
going in a circle. I know that is not a good thing to do. You just end up right where you started.
 
When I tried to leave the spot where I had been I was feeling ill and I was moving so slow. My progress was unbelievable.
 
I could barely walk. Another day passed after I began to pray about this dream. I now believe that the illness I felt in the dream was how sick we can be if we keep trying to live in the past. Living in the past pulls at us in a horrible way. Living like that can keep us from being healthy and whole.
 
I left my keys by the road thinking if I had to go back around that way again I’d just pick up the keys
on the second time around so I wouldn’t have to walk or try to run. I realized walking was not going to get me where I wanted to go swiftly enough to help me escape those old surroundings. I wanted to move on but it seemed clear to me that a cleansing and healing would be needed before I went any further or I’d just go around to places I had been before.
 
I went back in the home where we were apparently visiting. Hmmm visiting reminds me that this old earth is not our home. We are just visitors for a while. While we are here we sure do want to enjoy the visit as much as possible.
 
Inside that home (the place that was not our own home) we saw that there were some men standing by that were waiting on us to check us out. Those men acted like supervisors. We were not uncomfortable but we did want to keep them from seeing us when we changed our clothing or showered.
 
Our natural sense of being modest was clear.
 
We did everything we could to keep ourselves clean and to be chaste. The men respected us but it was clear that IF we had done anything to expose ourselves they would naturally see us.
 
We did not raise ourselves up in a place where it would be even easier for our unclothed bodies to be exposed. We had to take the old clothes off so we could take showers. I recall looking up to a small platform that was raised from the ground. It had a bar as a rail to help keep people from falling. I wondered if a shower curtain of some sort could be placed around us if we went up on the platform. It became very clear to me that it was not wise or simple to go up there.
 
I looked at my youngest daughter telling her I had left those truck keys outside on the road. I had placed the keys at the edge of the road.  I knew they would be out of the way of common traffic and I could find them again.   I explained that I had been too tired to travel alone and the trip was too wearisome.
 
It was useless to leave at that time if we were going to simply go around the block to return to the same spot where we started.
 
I knew those keys needed to be restored before they were picked up by someone else. I recall thinking that surely
I would receive the keys back and the next time we’d probably just start out by using the truck instead of walking.
 
If you don’t have strength to run on the trip then you better go ahead and drive if you have the things you need to drive.
 
It seems to me that this message was possibly given to remind us there is a time to move forward away from all the past way of living.

 

We should always move away from anything that hinders us from being where God wants you to be.
Living a life being chaste and clean is vital for the Christian woman, too. I also think the cleansing was needed before we were able to move away from the past.
 
We are not supposed to keep going around in circles doing the same old things without changing.
A person that will not change or conform to obeying the Lord is walking in disobedience to God.
 
The keys were most probably symbolic of provision to move away faster out of need.
Some times the devil pushes people to move fast out of fear but
that is not always the reason when someone moves swiftly.
 
God has told people to leave in haste before and he can do that again.
 
When God makes a way for you to move and tells you it is time to go then you will receive the keys for how to accomplish the task.
 
Be ready to go when he says it is time to go. He will make a way and he will provide you with everything you need when it is time to go.
 
You will be moving far away from the things of the past. You won’t have to go around in circles or leave empty handed.
 
The new path you are to take will be the right path.
 
There will be no more going around in circles or being as if you are so ill you can barely walk if you take time to be cleansed. The Christian woman is to recall she should not raise herself up above men and she should remain chaste.
 
The reminder to be chaste is vital. Women who walk with God are called to be different than the other women in this old world today.
 
This place is not our home.
 
We should be cleaned up (made right with God asking him to cleanse us and set us free from the sins of the past and changing our way of living if the Lord has shown us in His Word that there are things we need to change) and we need to protect ourselves from letting men see us act or do anything that provokes a man to see or think things that they should not be seeing or thinking.
 
A God fearing woman will not use the ways of the world to entice a man to want her.
 
I recall that there were decent men that naturally loved it when they could see that a woman would not reveal herself to them in a way that is wrong.
 
She did not lift herself up above the man in any way either. She knew that it was clearly wrong to lift herself up above the man.
 
I read this and recall the blessing of those keys being there on the road waiting to be picked up when it is time to move forward. I feel sure that even though I was once concerned that the keys could possibly be taken by someone else surely God will see to it that the keys are provided when they are needed.
 
  • // Next portion of the dream showed two men.
 
These men reminded me of tv personalities but they were not identified in the dream. The fact that they reminded me of actors makes me think about the fact that many people idolize actors. It is definitely not good for a woman to make a man her idol.
 
The two men in this dream showed interest in me as a possible mate.
 
I had not been searching for a mate. The matter is in prayer. One of the men had the type of personality shown in tv shows where he always seems to show kindness but he steps back and lets other men step in when a woman is involved. He felt inferior in some ways to the other man. The other man was famous and wealthy. The one man falsely thought that he would not be able to stack up against the man that was famous.
 
They both eventually approached me at the same time.
 
Many things were going on. I could see some of the things they said to one another even though they did not know I could hear and see them. I was given keen discernment but I did not know either one of them very well. I was watching and learning all I could since they talked about me.
 
The wealthy & famous man wanted an opportunity to date me. He planned on being very respectful. The other man wanted a chance to date me, too. The famous man had people all around him. He had people to take care of all his desires.
 
The man who did not have a lot of confidence wanted to try to ask me for a date before the wealthy man asked but he failed to do that. They worked together with a goal to ask if I would date the wealthy man. I watched them and did not know for sure how long it would take them to approach me in a kind and cautious manner. For a short while I did think it may be nice to get to know one of them.
 
Details, too many details, were being shown to me . A time came when the wealthy man approached me giving me a basket of food. All kinds of food were presented to me. I could tell the other man was disappointed that he had not come to me first. I think about his behavior now and ponder on the fact that a woman does not really want a man that won’t step up to the plate and be one who is motivated. In the dream I had not come to that conclusion yet. I was waiting to see what would happen. I wanted to see how serious the men were about capturing my attention.
 
The wealthy man was disappointed (or so it seemed at a later time) that I looked at the second man, too.
It was as if he wanted all eyes on him. He was used to getting all the attention he wanted.
 
I recall telling them both that I wanted to see what ingredients they put in that food.
I wanted to know what the food was made of. I also wanted to know what the men were made of. I wanted to see the ingredients that they would give to someone. Did they care what they dished out? Were they concerned about how a person can be affected by the contents of the food they were sharing? It would tell me what type of person they were if I knew exactly what they would give away.
 
It was real to me. I knew that it was right and good for me to discover who they were and what they were made of, too. I could not date either one of them without knowing them.
 
Unfortunately they did not seem as though they were willing to wait for me to discover what they were made of.
 
I held the basket of food in front of me telling them I’d check it all out. They looked so disappointed.
I was disappointed, too. I woke up thinking I realize it is sad when people are not able to marry and connect with a partner right away but I also realize the importance of waiting on the Lord and making sure anyone you date as a possible mate is a person that is sold out for the Lord.
 
It does not matter how charming they are ( like the quiet man in the dream) or how much money and fame the person has
(that was the wealthy man in the dream) if they are not made of good stuff the match is not made in heaven.
 
I felt as though this portion of the dream can be used to remind women how important it is to get to know a man well before she would date a man when considering marriage. Every true Christian knows that believers are supposed to be with believers. Many believers are finding out nowadays that there are people who only pretend to care about the things of God. You really do need to find out what they are made of.
 
When I reviewed these notes on the morning of 2/27/2017 I realized that there is another message in the second portion of the dream.
 
Since pastors are supposed to feed the sheep I thought about how important it is to choose a good pastor.
 
Find out what the pastor is made of before you submit yourself to his leadership.
 
If they don’t dish out good food you don’t want to be eating what they dish out. 
 
Any pastor that shares fables instead of the truth is one that should be avoided.
 
A mean spirited dominating and controlling man should be avoided, as well.  A good pastor needs to have self-control. 
 
A man that wants all the attention on him instead of on the Lord is not a good pastor.
 
A man that won’t step up to the plate with confidence has some problems, too.
 
Look for a pastor that is made of good things. You will know people by the fruit they bear.
 
We will have to pray and trust God to help us find good pastors.

 

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1 Timothy 2 King James Version (KJV)
2 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.
8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.

 

////////// A woman should not raise herself up above a man.

 

 

 

 

Scriptural Thoughts, Prayers, & Testimonies By Elizabeth Evans Wolfe

 

  • Psalm 37:3-5 (KJV),

 

“3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

4 Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

5 Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.”

O LORD, WE COME TO YOU IN PRAYER ASKING YOU TO GIVE US GODLY DESIRES PLANTED WITHIN OUR HEARTS. HELP US PRAY IN LINE WITH YOUR WILL. MAY YOUR DESIRES BECOME OUR DESIRES. WE DELIGHT OURSELVES IN YOU. WE COMMIT OUR WAY TO YOU. WE WILL PUT OUR TRUST IN YOU. WE KNOW WE CAN TRUST YOU TO BRING GOOD THINGS TO PASS.

 

  • Matthew 6:9-13 (KJV),

 

“9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our daily bread.

12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.”

FATHER GOD, WE COME BEFORE YOU PRAYING THIS PRAYER THAT JESUS TOLD US TO PRAY. THANK-YOU FOR HELPING US LEARN TO PRAY FOR THINGS YOU CARE ABOUT. YOU ARE HOLY. WE BLESS YOU.

WE WANT YOUR WILL TO BE DONE HERE AND IN HEAVEN. WE TRUST YOU TO PROVIDE US WITH THE THINGS WE NEED. PLEASE DO FORGIVE US AND HELP US CONTINUE TO FORGIVE THOSE WHO HAVE HARMED US. DELIVER US FROM ALL FORMS OF EVIL. WE LOVE YOU! WE PRAISE YOU! WE GIVE YOU THANKS!

PLEASE HELP US GET RID OF ALL RECORDS OF WRONGS AND EVERY LIST OF EVIL THINGS DONE TO US BY OTHERS. BRING HEALING INTO OUR LIVES.

DELIVER US FROM HARM. DELIVER US FROM THE HAND OF THE ENEMY. TURN THE TABLES ON THE devil. YOU ARE OUR ONE AND ONLY GOD. WE WILL CONTINUE PUTTING OUR TRUST IN YOU.

 

  • Jeremiah 1:19(KJV),

 

“19 And they shall fight against thee; but they shall not prevail against thee; for I am with thee, saith the Lord, to deliver thee.”

DEAR GOD, WE COME TO YOU PRAYING FOR YOUR DIVINE HELP. PLEASE SEND FORTH MIRACLES AND DELIVERANCE.

DELIVER US AND SET US FREE FROM EVIL, SICKNESS, DISEASES OF ALL KINDS INCLUDING MENTAL ILLNESSES, REBELLION, LIES, MANIPULATION, BIPOLAR ACTIVITY, OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER, NARCISSISM, FOUL MOUTH, FOUL LANGUAGE, FOUL DESIRES, LUSTFUL SPIRITS, GREED, BAD CO-DEPENDENCIES, ALCOHOLISM, UNBELIEF, DOUBT, FEAR, UNHEALTHY THOUGHTS AND COMMUNICATION, PHARMACOLOGY, ADDICTIONS TO ALL KINDS OF CIGARETTES, FINANCIAL DISORDERS, AND DOMINATION [DEMANDING OWN WAY & ALL FORMS OF SELFISH, CONTROLLING, UNREASONABLE TENDENCIES.]

PLEASE LET PEOPLE BE RELEASED FROM ALL UNGODLY DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIORS.

 

  • Philippians 2:9-11(KJV),

 

“9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

DEAR GOD, EACH TIME WE BRING A REQUEST BEFORE YOU WE SEND OUR REQUEST IN THE NAME THAT IS ABOVE ALL NAMES. WE BELIEVE EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW TO THE NAME OF YOUR SON, JESUS. JESUS CHRIST IS LORD OF OUR LIVES. WE KNOW THERE IS POWER IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

JESUS DEFEATED THE ENEMY WHEN HE DIED ON THE CROSS FOR OUR SINS. WE KNOW YOU HAVE RAISED JESUS UP FROM THE DEAD.

JESUS IS ALIVE FOREVER MORE.

EVERYONE WHO TRULY REPENTS OF THEIR SINS CAN BE SET FREE FROM THEIR SINS IF THEY ASK FOR FORGIVENESS AND AS YOU SEND CLEANSING THEIR WAY.  ALL WHO CALL UPON THE HOLY NAME OF JESUS SHALL BE SAVED.

 

Psalm 32:8 (KJV),

 

“8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.”

GUIDE US WITH YOUR EYE, O LORD. ALLOW US TO SEE THINGS YOUR WAY. HELP US HEAR FROM YOU CLEARLY. WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR VOICE. SPEAK TO US PLAINLY IN THE LANGUAGE WE UNDERSTAND.

HELP US BE THE PEOPLE OF GOD YOU WANT US TO BE. LET US STEADFASTLY FOLLOW AFTER YOU DOING THINGS YOU WANT US TO DO.

LET US AVOID ALL EVIL AND SELFISH WAYS. HELP US STEER CLEAR OF THE APPEARANCE OF EVIL. RID US OF ALL FORMS OF GREED, JEALOUSY, MALICE, ENVY, STRIFE, FORNICATION, ADULTERY, LYING, DECEPTION, HIDING THINGS THAT SHOULD BE EXPOSED, AND ADDICTIONS. PLEASE SET US FREE FROM SIN.

GIVE US HEARTS THAT ARE OBEDIENT TO YOU.

HELP US BE LIKE BRIGHT SHINING LIGHTS GLOWING IN THE DARKNESS SO PEOPLE CAN SEE BETTER AND GIVE YOU ALL THE GLORY FOR THE GREAT THINGS YOU HAVE DONE.

CAUSE YOUR PEOPLE TO DESIRE HOLINESS. HELP US BE SINCERE AND HONEST WHEN WE CONDUCT BUSINESS. LET US BE THE TYPE OF PEOPLE WHO CAN BE TRUSTED AT ALL TIMES. DELIVER US FROM EVIL THOUGHTS AND DESIRES.

 

  • Philippians 4:6-7 (KJV),

 

“6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

LORD, WE COME BEFORE YOU LETTING OUR REQUESTS [NOT DEMANDS] TO BE MADE KNOWN TO YOU.

WE TRUST YOU GOD TO ANSWER EACH PRAYER IN GREAT AND MIGHTY WAYS. WE WILL TRUST YOU TO COMPLETELY FULFILL YOUR WILL FOR US AND FOR THOSE WE PRAY FOR. WE TRUST YOU TO SUPPLY OUR NEEDS AND TO PROVIDE US WITH DIVINE MIRACLES OF HELP.

WE GIVE YOU THE GLORY, HONOR, AND PRAISE FOR EVERY THING YOU DO. YOUR WAYS ARE HIGHER THAN OUR WAYS. YOUR THOUGHTS ARE WISER THAN OUR THOUGHTS. YOU CAN DO ANYTHING!

 

  • Proverbs 15:8 (KJV),

 

“8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.”

MAY OUR PRAYERS PLEASE YOU, O GOD. MAY IT BE THAT EVERY PRAYER WE ASK FOR THAT PLEASES YOU WILL BE ANSWERED SUFFICIENTLY AND QUICKLY.

IN JEREMIAH 33:3 YOU TELL US THAT WE ARE TO CALL UPON YOU KNOWING YOU WILL ANSWER US AND SHOW US GREAT & MIGHTY THINGS THAT WE DO NOT YET KNOW ABOUT. TRULY YOU ARE A GOD WHO IS ABLE TO DO THINGS IN WONDERFUL WAYS. YOUR WAYS ARE PERFECT. WE WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY AND PLACE OUR TRUST IN YOU.

IN EPHESIANS 3:20 WE READ THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO DO THINGS THAT EXCEED ALL THAT WE ASK OR THINK. ACCORDING TO THE POWER THAT YOU GAVE US TO WORK THROUGH US WE CAN EXPECT GREAT THINGS. WE KNOW ALL THE POWER COMES FROM YOU.

PHILIPPIANS 4:13 IS ANOTHER PASSAGE THAT LETS US KNOW WE CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH THE STRENGTH OF CHRIST. HELP US RECALL THESE GOOD AND POSITIVE THINGS.

WE CAN PRAY KNOWING YOU ARE DELIGHTED WHEN GODLY PEOPLE SEND PRAYERS YOUR WAY.

 

  • James 1:27 (KJV),

 

“27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.”

PLEASE GOD, BLESS, HELP, AND PROTECT THE WIDOWS AND THE ORPHANS. PLEASE ALSO REMEMBER THE SINGLE CHRISTIAN PEOPLE AND THEIR CHILDREN.

PROTECT THEM FROM TYRANTS, ABUSIVE PEOPLE, CON ARTISTS, THIEVES, MURDERERS, RAPISTS, LIARS, AND WOLVES WHO WEAR THE CLOTHING OF SHEEP.

HELP THEM BE WISE AND HAVE KEEN DISCERNMENT. HELP THEM FIND TRUSTWORTHY FRIENDS. HELP THEM RECEIVE SPECIAL HELP IN TIMES OF NEED. GRANT THEM YOUR GOOD FAVOR AND MERCY.

PLEASE PROTECT THE SINGLE CHRISTIAN PEOPLE FROM ANYONE THAT WOULD TRY TO HARM THEM OR THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS. GIVE THEM PROTECTION AND DIRECTION.

DISSOLVE UNHEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS FOR THEM. GIVE THEM YOUR PEACE WHEN THEY FEEL ALONE. HOLD THEM CLOSE. SPEAK TO THEM AND HELP THEM HEAR YOUR VOICE.

 

  • 2 Thessalonians 3:2-3 (KJV),

 

“2 And pray that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith.

3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.”

GOD, YOU ARE FAITHFUL. YOU ARE ABLE TO PROTECT US FROM THOSE WHO WANT TO HARM US. WE UNDERSTAND THAT EVERYONE DOES NOT WALK WITH YOU. ALL PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE A REVERENTIAL FEAR OF YOU, GOD. SOME OF THEM ARE EXTREMELY EVIL.

YOU ARE OUR EVER PRESENT HELP IN TIMES OF TROUBLE. WE NEED YOU EVERY MOMENT OF THE DAY. WE NEED YOUR WISDOM, YOUR DIRECTION, AND WE NEED YOUR WONDERFUL GRACE THAT IS SUFFICIENT FOR US.

PLEASE ALSO HELP THOSE WHO ARE BEING PERSECUTED FOR THE SAKE OF RIGHT LIVING. GIVE THE PERSECUTED CHURCH PEOPLE YOUR HELP OF PEACE IN THE MIDST OF THEIR STORMS. GIVE THEM A WONDERFUL MIRACULOUS SUPPLY OF ANESTHESIA THAT YOU ALONE CAN GIVE TO THEM. PLEASE GOD, LET THEM KNOW THAT YOU ARE WITH THEM DURING THEIR PAINFUL TRIALS. HELP THEM RECALL WHAT YOU HAVE PROMISED THEM. LET THEM HEAR YOUR VOICE. POUR OUT YOUR HOLY SPIRIT ON THEM ALLOWING THEM TO RECALL THAT YOU WILL NOT FAIL THEM. YOU ALONE CAN DO THESE GREAT THINGS. LORD, PLEASE ALSO PROVIDE THEM WITH AVENUES THAT WILL PERMIT THEM TO ESCAPE FROM THE HAND OF THE ENEMY.

PRAISE YOU AND THANK YOU, GOD. THANK-YOU FOR HOLDING US TIGHT WHEN WE NEED IT THE MOST.

 

  • Psalm 103 (KJV),

 

“103 Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” & WE RECALL WHAT JESUS ASKED IN

  • Matthew 9:5 (KJV),

“5 For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?

LORD, WE ASK YOU TO FORGIVE OUR SINS AND HEAL OUR DISEASES. WE KNOW YOU ARE ABLE TO FORGIVE OUR SINS AND HEAL OUR DISEASES. THANK-YOU! WE BELIEVE IN FAITH THAT YOU HAVE DIVINE POWER.

 

  • 2 Corinthians 6:14 (KJV),

 

“14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?”

FATHER GOD, PLEASE HELP YOUR CHILDREN UNDERSTAND THAT YOU LOVE THEM SO MUCH YOU HAVE PROVIDED WORDS OF WISDOM TO HELP THEM KNOW THE TYPE OF PERSON THEY SHOULD MARRY..

HELP BELIEVERS BE TAUGHT YOUR WAYS. HELP THEM HEAR YOUR WORD AND WANT TO OBEY YOU.

SINGLE CHRISTIAN PEOPLE NEED YOUR HELP MEETING BONAFIDE SINGLE CHRISTIAN PARTNERS.

PLEASE ORCHESTRATE SITUATIONS TO HELP SINGLE CHRISTIAN PEOPLE BE UNITED WITH LIKE MINDED, BIBLE BELIEVING, GOD FEARING HELP MEETS.

WE KNOW YOU ARE ABLE TO HELP PEOPLE DO AS THEY SHOULD DO AND YOU CAN BREAK UP DANGEROUS RELATIONSHIPS. PLEASE HELP MORE PEOPLE HAVE BREAK UPS WHEN IT IS NEEDED. SEND PEOPLE WARNINGS, WISDOM, AND HELP IF THEY ARE AROUND SOMEONE THAT COULD HARM THEM SPIRITUALLY, EMOTIONALLY, PHYSICALLY, OR FINANCIALLY.

PLEASE ALSO HELP SINGLE CHRISTIAN PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS NEVER A GOOD THING TO STAY CONNECTED TO SOMEONE THEY ARE NOT EQUALLY YOKED WITH. FREE THEM FROM THE LIE THAT TELLS THEM THEY CAN SAVE A PERSON AFTER THEY MARRY THEM. LET THEM ALSO BE CONTINUOUSLY REMINDED THAT PEOPLE WHO WALK IN DECEPTION ARE FOLLOWING THE devil. THE devil is the father of lies.

 

  • Matthew 19:6 (KJV),

 

“6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”

WE COME TO YOU, LORD, ASKING THAT YOU WILL PLEASE HELP THOSE WHO ARE MARRIED.

HELP THEM DRAW CLOSE TO YOU UNITED IN LOVE. HELP THEM STAY AWAY FROM PEOPLE WHO THREATEN THEIR MARRIAGE.

HELP THEM UNITE TOGETHER TO HELP ONE ANOTHER THE WAY YOU WANT THEM TO BLESS ONE ANOTHER. GIVE THEM ASSISTANCE IN SPEAKING THE TRUTH IN LOVE. HEAL THEIR MARRIAGE IF A HEALING IS NEEDED.

LET FORGIVENESS CONTINUE TO BE A PART OF THEIR LIVES.

PLEASE GIVE THEM THE ABILITY TO CLEAVE [CLING] TO THEIR MATE AS THEY LEAVE THEIR PARENTS. HELP THEM PUT YOU FIRST IN THEIR LIVES AT ALL TIMES.

CAUSE A MIRACLE TO HAPPEN WITHIN THEM WHERE THEY CAN COME TO FULLY SEE HOW YOU WANT THEM TO BECOME ONE WITH EACH OTHER.

WHAT YOU HAVE JOINED TOGETHER WE PRAY THAT NO MAN, WOMAN, CHILD, CIRCUMSTANCES, OR demons WILL BE ABLE TO TEAR APART.

WE ASK YOU FOR MIRACLES TO COME FORTH IN THEIR LIVES AND THAT THEY WILL SEE AND KNOW YOU WANT THEM TO ENJOY BEING MARRIED.

PRAYING IN ADVANCE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE SINGLE CHRISTIAN PEOPLE. PRAYING THAT IF THE LORD JESUS DOES NOT RETURN FOR US BEFORE THESE PEOPLE ARE TO BE MARRIED THAT GOD WILL BLESS EACH ONE OF THEM WITH A CHRISTIAN HOLY SPIRIT FILLED, BIBLE BELIEVING, GOD FEARING HELP MEET/MATE.

DEAR GOD PLEASE HELP ALL YOUR PEOPLE HAVE A STRONG DESIRE TO BE CONTROLLED BY YOUR HOLY SPIRIT. HELP EACH ONE ENJOY THE FRUIT OF SELF-CONTROL. I BELIEVE ALL PEOPLE NEED THIS BUT PRAY THAT SINGLE CHRISTIAN PEOPLE WILL GET A DOUBLE DOSE OF LEARNING TO USE SELF-CONTROL IN THEIR LIVES.

LET THE SCP DESIRE TO HAVE GOD FEARING MATES. CHANGE THEIR HEARTS IF THEY ARE IN ERROR ABOUT THIS. HELP THEM KNOW AND UNDERSTAND THE TRUTH FOUND IN YOUR HOLY WORD THAT TELLS US YOU DO NOT WANT PEOPLE TO BE UNEQUALLY YOKED. PLEASE HELP SCP EVERYWHERE STOP DATING AND GETTING TOO CLOSE TO PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT WALKING WITH GOD.

GOD, PLEASE BREAK UP BAD/DESTRUCTIVE/ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS. HELP SCP SEE AND KNOW THAT YOU ARE NOT PLEASED WHEN THEY GET INVOLVED WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT FULLY WALKING WITH YOU. BREAK THE YOKE OF UNITY WITH UNBELIEVERS OFF OF THEIR NECKS.

PLEASE ESPECIALLY HEAR AND ANSWER THE CRIES OF GODLY PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS THAT ARE ASKING YOU TO SEND FORTH GODLY MATES FOR THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS. PLEASE HEAR THE CALLS OF THOSE WHO ARE SCP AND THEY HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU FOR A LENGTH OF YEARS TO LET THEM MEET THE RIGHT PERSON THEY CAN ENJOY HOLY MATRIMONY WITH.

WE PRAY FOR YOU TO SET THE LONELY IN FAMILIES GIVING THEM ALL A WAY TO BE AWAY FROM LONELINESS. IT IS NOT GOOD FOR MAN TO BE ALONE. GOD SETS THE LONELY IN FAMILIES. YOU SAY THOSE THINGS IN YOUR WORD, LORD. WE PRAY YOU WILL REMEMBER THE SCP WHO CALL ON YOU WITH SINCERE HEARTS WHEN THEY SEEK GODLY MATES. REMEMBER THEM AND HELP THEM RECEIVE FELLOWSHIP WITH LIKE MINDED BIBLE BELIEVING FRIENDS AND WITH A BIBLE BELIEVING MATE WHO WILL HELP THEM THE WAY YOU WANT THEM TO RECEIVE HELP. PLEASE ALSO HELP THE SCP BE READY AND WILLING TO HELP THEIR NEW PARTNER IN CHRIST.

PLEASE DISSOLVE UNHEALTHY/UNHOLY RELATIONSHIPS. DO SOMETHING TO HELP SCP BURN BRIDGES WITH ANYONE THAT WILL HARM THEM OR THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS. MOST IMPORTANTLY KEEP THEM AWAY FROM PEOPLE WHO WILL TRY TO DESTROY THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU, GOD.

HELP THE SCP WHEN THEY ARE WAITING ON YOU. HELP THEM FOCUS ON KEEPING YOU FIRST IN THEIR LIVES AND RECALLING THAT YOU ARE THE ONE THEY NEED MOST. YOU ARE THE ONE THEY WILL ALWAYS NEED MORE THAN ANYONE ELSE. YOU ARE PRECIOUS. YOU ARE HOLY. YOU ARE GOD.

O HOW WE LOVE YOU, LORD.

PLEASE GOD LET SCWOMEN BE BLESSED WITH HOLY SPIRIT FILLED GOD FEARING MEN OF GOD. PLEASE LET SCMEN FIND THEIR HOLY SPIRIT FILLED GOD FEARING WIFE.

WE PRAY THAT THE GOD FEARING HUSBANDS WILL ALWAYS BE THE TYPE OF MEN THAT WILL BE FAITHFUL TO THE ONE WIFE THEY WILL BE BLESSED TO RECEIVE. LET THESE MEN ALWAYS FEAR YOU, GOD. LET THE REVERENTIAL FEAR OF THE LORD HELP THEM EXHIBIT SELF-CONTROL. LET THEM BE GENEROUS, KIND, STRONG, CARING, RESPECTFUL, HONEST, SINCERE, GIVING, GOOD LEADERS, TENDER HEARTED, AND GOOD PROVIDERS. LET THESE MEN BE EXTRA LOVING TO THEIR WIFE BEFORE AND DURING THE MARRIAGE. LET THEM BE THE TYPE OF MEN THAT WANT TO FOLLOW YOU MAKING YOU NUMBER ONE IN THEIR LIVES. HELP THEM ASSIST THEIR ONE WIFE IN BECOMING THE WOMAN OF GOD YOU WANT HER TO BE. HELP THE WOMEN OF GOD ENCOURAGE THEIR HUSBANDS TO CONTINUE FOLLOWING YOU, TOO.

LET THESE COUPLES BE HEALTHY IN THEIR MIND, BODY, SPIRIT, & SOUL. HELP THEM BE LED BY YOUR HOLY SPIRIT BEING YOUR OBEDIENT SERVANTS.

LET THESE MEN COVER AND PROTECT THE ONE WIFE THEY WILL RECEIVE. LET THESE MEN BE DOERS OF THE WORD AND NOT HEARERS ONLY.

PLEASE ALSO HELP THESE MEN BE PROMISE KEEPERS. YOU ARE A GOD WHO KEEPS HIS PROMISES. PLEASE HELP THESE MEN BE FAITHFUL TO YOU FIRST AND SECONDLY TO THE WIFE YOU WILL BLESS THEM WITH. IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT WE PRAY THE WOMEN WILL BE FAITHFUL TO THEIR MATE, TOO.

HEAVENLY FATHER, PLEASE LEAD SCM/GOD FEARING MEN THAT DESIRE A GODLY WIFE TO GO FIND THEIR GOD FEARING MATE. O LORD, PLEASE DIRECT THEIR STEPS GIVING EACH PERSON DISCERNMENT, WISDOM, AND CONFIRMATION FROM YOU TO KNOW WHERE THEY ARE TO FIND THEIR MATE FOR LIFE.

CONFIRM YOUR WILL TO EACH PERSON. HELP THEM WALK WITH YOU IN TRUTH.

CONCERNING EQUALLY YOKED PARTNERS IN CHRIST – PLEASE JOIN THEM TOGETHER, LORD. HELP THEM FIND ONE ANOTHER AND BE UNITED BY YOU. BE THEIR MATCH MAKER. DO A DIVINE WORK IN THE LIVES OF SCP SO THEY CAN BE BOUND TOGETHER WITH BELIEVERS. LORD, YOU HELPED SOME MEN IN THE BIBLE KNOW WHO THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO MARRY. YOU HELPED SOME WOMEN MAKE SOME WISE CHOICES WHEN THEY GOT MARRIED, TOO. PLEASE HELP YOUR SCP TODAY.

HELP EACH PERSON DRAW CLOSER TO YOU, LORD. HELP THE TWO THAT WILL BE MOST SUITABLE FOR ONE ANOTHER FIND ONE ANOTHER. SET FORTH A TIME WHEN THEY SHALL MEET AND KNOW THEY ARE MEANT TO BE TOGETHER. GOD, YOU KNOW WHO WILL BE THE BEST HELPERS FOR ONE ANOTHER. YOU KNOW ALL THINGS. YOU KNOW HOW TO MAKE EACH COUPLE YOU JOIN TOGETHER GROW IN UNITY AND GROW IN HOLINESS. LET THEM BALANCE EACH OTHER OUT AND/OR BLEND TOGETHER SO BEAUTIFULLY THAT PEOPLE WILL SEE AND KNOW YOU JOINED THE COUPLE TOGETHER. GET THE GLORY OUT OF THIS, LORD. LET THERE BE HOLY UNIONS BETWEEN GOD FEARING PEOPLE WHO WILL LIVE THEIR LIVES IN ORDER TO PLEASE YOU. HELP THEM BE FAITHFUL TO ONE ANOTHER. HELP THEM BE COMMITTED TO FOLLOWING YOU AND DOING WHAT THEY KNOW IS RIGHT NO MATTER WHAT OTHER PEOPLE DO. HELP THEM BUILD ONE ANOTHER UP & CLEAVE/CLING TO EACH OTHER IN YOUR HOLY WAY. LET THEM FIT WELL TOGETHER BEING SO SUITABLE FOR ONE ANOTHER THAT OTHER PEOPLE WILL MARVEL WHEN THEY HEAR THE TESTIMONIES OF HOW YOU BROUGHT THEM TOGETHER AND HELPED THEM LIVE WITH GODLY STANDARDS BEING THEIR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY. REVEAL THOSE WHO ARE HIDDEN FROM EACH OTHER AT THIS TIME. HELP THEM MEET THEN LOVE, RESPECT, AND JOYFULLY COMMUNICATE WITH ONE ANOTHER. LET HONESTY BE A MAJOR PART OF THEIR LIVES. GUIDE THEM AND DELIVER THEM FROM EVIL.

WHAT YOU HAVE JOINED TOGETHER WE PRAY THAT NO MAN, WOMAN, CHILD, CIRCUMSTANCES, OR demons WILL BE ABLE TO PULL APART. LET THE PEOPLE YOU JOIN TOGETHER BE BOUND WITH CORDS OF LOVE THAT ABSOLUTELY CANNOT BE BROKEN. ASKING ALL THINGS IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD. AMEN

[THIS HAS BECOME ONE OF MY FAVORITE PERSONAL PRAYERS.]

LET THERE BE MORE EQUALLY YOKED PARTNERS IN CHRIST. THANK-YOU & PRAISE YOU, GOD.

THANK-YOU FOR WORKING ALL THINGS TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD OF YOUR PEOPLE. YOU ARE A FAITHFUL GOD. WE CAN ALWAYS DEPEND ON YOU, LORD.

PLEASE HELP SCP WHILE THEY ARE STILL SINGLE AND WAITING ON YOU. PROTECT THE SCP FROM ANYONE WHO WOULD/WILL HARM THEM OR THEIR FAMILY. PROTECT THEM FROM WOLVES WHO WEAR THE CLOTHING OF SHEEP. GIVE THEM DISCERNMENT, WISDOM, DIRECTION, AND DIVINE PROTECTION IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST.

HEALING PRAYERS

 

  • Psalm 103 (KJV),

 

“103 Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” &  WE RECALL WHAT JESUS ASKED IN

  • Matthew 9:5 (KJV),

“5 For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?

Some Scriptures to encourage people to know the good Lord heals us./some testimonies are shared, too

  • Psalm 107:10-20 (NIV)

10 Some sat in darkness, in utter darkness,
prisoners suffering in iron chains,
11 because they rebelled against God’s commands
and despised the plans of the Most High.
12 So he subjected them to bitter labor;
they stumbled, and there was no one to help.
13 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
and he saved them from their distress.
14 He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness,
and broke away their chains.
15 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love
and his wonderful deeds for mankind,
16 for he breaks down gates of bronze
and cuts through bars of iron.

17 Some became fools through their rebellious ways
and suffered affliction because of their iniquities.
18 They loathed all food
and drew near the gates of death.
19 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
and he saved them from their distress.
20 He sent out his word and healed them;
he rescued them from the grave.

 

  • From John 1 (NIV)

 

The Word Became Flesh

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. / I wrote this passage here to remind us that the WORD was God and He sent his WORD to heal us and rescue us from the grave. We are also reminded that life is in the Word.

 

  • Hebrews 13:8 (NIV),

 

8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Note: The way God can bring forth salvation for a person and the way He can cause a healing to be manifested in a person appears to be synonymous. See Psalms 103:1-5. You can also read John 5 & Mark 2. Mark 2 is where we have the story about the man who was healed when Jesus told him to take up his pallet and walk. Jesus asked which is easier to do to say to a man his sins or forgiven or to tell him a man that needs healed to take up his pallet and walk.

 

  • From Mark 2 (NIV),

 

Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralyzed Man

“A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home. 2 They gathered in such large numbers that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them. 3 Some men came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them. 4 Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on. 5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”

6 Now some teachers of the law were sitting there, thinking to themselves, 7 “Why does this fellow talk like that? He’s blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”

8 Immediately Jesus knew in his spirit that this was what they were thinking in their hearts, and he said to them, “Why are you thinking these things? 9 Which is easier: to say to this paralyzed man, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, take your mat and walk’? 10 But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the man, 11 “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.” 12 He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all. This amazed everyone and they praised God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this!”

The blood of Jesus is powerful enough to take care of healing and salvation. Surely meditating upon these things found in God’s Word will help people who are in need of a healing especially if that person is already a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. We step out in faith to believe Jesus shed blood covers our sins. By faith we can also step out in faith believing God will heal those who need a healing.

 

  • Verses from James 5

 

The Prayer of Faith

13 Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. 16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

17 Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. 18 Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.

19 My brothers and sisters, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring that person back, 20 remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins.

My sister’s first father-in-law was afflicted with a disease that affected his bowels. My sister let me know they were praying for this man and she asked me to remember him in prayer, too. When she first talked to me about Mr. Williamson she said they did not expect him to live through Christmas. It was early in the 80s when I received the phone call.

I was learning about the miraculous power of God on a regular basis. I told the Lord I did not know how to pray for this man but felt that surely I should learn because if it were my dad that was afflicted I would want people to pray for him to be healed. I heard some sort of testimony on a radio broadcast that shared Scriptures about praying for extended years of life. I got in my prayer closet later that day when no one but God could hear me and I started to pray asking God to please help my sister’s father-in-law. I recall asking God to give him at least 10 more years of life. I lived in Florida and my sister and her in-laws lived in Ohio at the time. I had not met Mr. Williamson in person when I was asked to be one of the people that would lift him up in prayer. Mr. Williamson not only lived through Christmas that year but he also lived another 10 years or so. My sister introduced me to Mr. Williamson when he was staying alive by having to receive a special treatment of liquid food for his daily diet  but he was alive and doing quite well when I saw him. This was one of the first healings I took part in praying about. I shared the testimony every time it was brought to my mind. It amazed me to know I was told he was probably not going to be on this earth much longer but God heard our prayers.

 

  • Verses from Mark 16

 

15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.

16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”

19 After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven

and he sat at the right hand of God. 20 Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it.

[My two youngest children placed their hands on me and prayed along with me as we spoke these words from Mark 16. We prayed in faith asking God to heal me of pain I was having and after one Doctor had said he felt I had fibromyalgia. The first time my children prayed with me the pain went away within a couple of hours then a day or so later the pain began to return. I had those muscle aches and pains on and off for several years. I asked my children, Robert and Beth, to pray the same prayer laying their hands on me again. The pain went away again. It took a while for me to see another specialist getting more blood work and investigating what disease I had if anything. I had been anointed with oil and prayed for several times. The last specialist I saw told me he believed I did not have a connective tissue disorder and I did not have fibromyalgia or lupus. This report came to me the same year that my husband, Jeff Wolfe, was afflicted with glioblastoma multiforme  brain tumors. Jeff died that year. We have learned to keep praying and to trust that God knows exactly what he is doing.]

There was a popular song I used to hear Christians sing that spoke of the healing power of Jesus.

Here are the words:

Silver and Gold Have I None

-Peter and John went to pray;
they met a lame man on the way.
He stuck out his palm and asked for an alm,
and this is what Peter did say:

– “Silver and gold have I none,
but such as I have give I thee.
In the name of Jesus Christ
of Nazareth, rise up and walk!”

– He went walking and leaping and praising God,
walking and leaping and praising God.
“In the name of Jesus Christ
of Nazareth, rise up and walk.”

I was led to go to a women’s prayer meeting in Sarasota, FL one Tuesday morning.

The group was sharing the word of God. I received permission from the pastor’s wife that led the group to stand up and speak. I felt led to ask anyone that needed a healing  to stand up in faith believing God would heal them when  we sang the part where the man goes walking and leaping and praising God.

One woman in the group said she had been having pain in her body. I had not visited that particular group in a while. I did not know all of her ailments or her heart’s desires.

That woman stood up in faith for healing when we sang the song that is based on Scripture. She stood up in faith and somehow I knew that healing was coming forth.

I went about my business taking care of my family. About a year later I saw that woman in a shopping center. She was pushing a shopping cart and she had a new child in the cart. She told me she was healed the day we sang and that the child she had in the cart was her new child. She felt God healed her and gave her the baby because we had believed in faith that the same God who healed the lame man could heal other people, too.

 

  • Acts 3 (NIV)

 

Peter Heals a Lame Beggar

3 One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon. 2 Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. 3 When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. 4 Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” 5 So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.

6 Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” 7 Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. 8 He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. 9 When all the people saw him walking and praising God, 10 they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

 

  • Isaiah 53:1-6 (NIV),

Who has believed our message
and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
2 He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
and like a root out of dry ground.
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
3 He was despised and rejected by mankind,
a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.

4 Surely he took up our pain
and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
stricken by him, and afflicted.
5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to our own way;
and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity. &

 

  • 1 Peter 2:21-25 NIV,

 

21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.

22 “He committed no sin,
and no deceit was found in his mouth.”

23 When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. 24 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” 25 For “you were like sheep going astray,” but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

 

  • From Ezekiel 16 (NIV),

 

Jerusalem as an Adulterous Wife

The word of the Lord came to me: 2 “Son of man, confront Jerusalem with her detestable practices 3 and say, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says to Jerusalem: Your ancestry and birth were in the land of the Canaanites; your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite. 4 On the day you were born your cord was not cut, nor were you washed with water to make you clean, nor were you rubbed with salt or wrapped in cloths. 5 No one looked on you with pity or had compassion enough to do any of these things for you. Rather, you were thrown out into the open field, for on the day you were born you were despised.

6 “‘Then I passed by and saw you kicking about in your blood, and as you lay there in your blood I said to you, “Live!” 7 I made you grow like a plant of the field. You grew and developed and entered puberty. Your breasts had formed and your hair had grown, yet you were stark naked.

8 “‘Later I passed by, and when I looked at you and saw that you were old enough for love, I spread the corner of my garment over you and covered your naked body. I gave you my solemn oath and entered into a covenant with you, declares the Sovereign Lord, and you became mine.

9 “‘I bathed you with water and washed the blood from you and put ointments on you. 10 I clothed you with an embroidered dress and put sandals of fine leather on you. I dressed you in fine linen and covered you with costly garments. 11 I adorned you with jewelry: I put bracelets on your arms and a necklace around your neck, 12 and I put a ring on your nose, earrings on your ears and a beautiful crown on your head. 13 So you were adorned with gold and silver; your clothes were of fine linen and costly fabric and embroidered cloth. Your food was honey, olive oil and the finest flour. You became very beautiful and rose to be a queen. 14 And your fame spread among the nations on account of your beauty, because the splendor I had given you made your beauty perfect, declares the Sovereign Lord.

It was 1980 when I was asked if I wanted to join a prayer chain. It was the first time I had been involved with getting on the phone and praying for people in need of prayer as the calls came forth. The phone chain had some experienced prayer warriors ready and able to take the calls. One day I had to call an elderly couple that I had not yet met. The gentleman of the home answered the phone. I told him there was a prayer need for someone that had a health problem that involved healing of the blood. The man said something like this: “Oh, we need to pray Ezekiel 16:6. Every time there is a need to pray about blood issues you claim that passage.” I heard the man say those words then I started to read about what he was saying. I now believe those Scriptures have faith building words for all kinds of healing and for the salvation of souls. I read those words in Ezekiel 16 seeing how God lets us know we are not worthy of being saved because we miss the mark but he loves us anyway. People go through times when they feel unloved and they feel as though no one will have compassion on them. The Lord of heaven says to us, “Live, Live!” God is our life giver. God free us from sin. God alone is able to make us beautiful and he can surely heal our diseases. He passes by us when we are in the blood with cords that have not been cut. He is our divine healer.

Prayers for salvation of the soul

 

  • John 3:16 (NIV),

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

 

  • From Romans 10: (NIV),

Brothers and sisters, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved.

2 For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge. 3 Since they did not know the righteousness of God and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness. 4 Christ is the culmination of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.

5 Moses writes this about the righteousness that is by the law: “The person who does these things will live by them.”6 But the righteousness that is by faith says: “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’” (that is, to bring Christ down) 7 “or ‘Who will descend into the deep?’”(that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). 8 But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: 9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. 11 As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” 12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, 13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Testimony about praying for a soul and seeing the person prayed for receive the free gift of salvation. The man changed!

My husband, Jeff Wolfe, was a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ when we met. We were equally yoked in the sense that we both believed in God but we did not know how to serve God. I had been baptized and had taken my faith in God seriously. I did not know until later in our marriage that Jeff believed in God but he had not made a strong personal commitment to God. Once I found for myself that God really wants us to be so committed to walking with God that we turn away from evil I began to pray for Jeff. I wanted Jeff to be assured of his salvation, too. Jeff did not seem certain about that at times.

One Sunday after I had taken our children to church I made a commitment to God. I told the Lord that every time I felt a prompting to get on my knees to pray for Jeff to get right with God that I would surely fall to my knees until Jeff was on his knees before the Lord.

God is so good. God knew I would be on my knees every single time I felt it was time to go on my knees again. I recall dropping to my knees in our tiny shower one time. There was another time when I was in the bathroom to find a quiet place to pray. I wanted to be alone when I talked to God and fell to my knees. Jeff was home and I did not want to draw Jeff’s attention when I was praying specifically for him. I was on my knees in the bathroom when Jeff opened the door. He must have been surprised to see his wife on her knees on the bathroom floor. He looked at me then he inquisitively asked me what I was doing. I spoke the truth in love. I rose up and told him that I had made a commitment to God to pray on my knees until Jeff was on his knees. I don’t know why this bothered Jeff but he angrily spoke up saying, “Then you are going to be on your knees for a long time!” The next words that came out of my mouth I believe were words God helped me say. I spoke with a strong conviction telling Jeff Wolfe that he did not challenge me because he had just challenged God.  I think my exact words were, “You didn’t challenge me. You challenged God.” I am sure that the tone in my voice was firm when I made that reply to Jeff.

I am not 100% sure of the exact time frame but in approximately 2 weeks time a local minister that knew our family asked me if he could come to our home to talk with my husband. I told him I would ask Jeff if he wanted to talk with the pastor. Jeff said that it would be fine for the pastor to come to our home.

The pastor walked in and I walked out of the room letting Jeff and the pastor converse without interference from me. When I returned to the room a bit later I saw my husband on his knees making a commitment to the Lord.

WOW!!

Jeff was once a man that liked to drink alcohol. Jeff was never treated for alcoholism but I did all I could to pray and read about co-dependencies and I prayed that God would help me help my husband not allow alcohol to be more important to Jeff than it should be. A little wine for the stomach is one thing but spending time away from your family so you can indulge in drinking with your buddies regularly is not a healthy habit for a married man with children. There were also times when Jeff’s judgment was messed up when he would have strong drink. Jeff gave his life to Christ and later Jeff was able to eliminate drinking the alcohol, too.

Prayer Warrior Friends, I have shared these Scriptures and testimonies in writing so you can have the Scriptures ready if you need encouragement when you are praying for other people.

You probably have your own testimonies to recall when you are praying. Surely you already have some favorite passages to recall, as well.

Theses prayers are meant to be prayed aloud on a regular basis to help the prayer warrior incorporate Scripture into their own heart and mind while they are lifting up prayers to God. This is not meant to become a source of repeating vain repetitions. I share it bearing in mind that the heart needs to get involved when a person devotes themselves to times of prayer.

Finding ways to hide God’s Word in your heart while devoting self to prayer is a good thing. We know God knows and searches the heart. Believers in God simply know that He answers prayers that are prayed according to His will.

We also know the broken and contrite heart will not be despised.

These Scriptures, thoughts, and testimonies are being shared by Elizabeth Evans Wolfe to assist fellow prayer warriors to fervently pray as much as possible. Remember to pray without ceasing. Know that true love never gives up. Persevere in the faith.
God sends forth rewards that will last forever.

February, 2016 For a season these pages may be added to the filledwithtruth.com website.

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