Performance

I woke up today with a desire to review what the Bible has to say about men & women who do things just to be seen by men.  I will post passages from Matthew Chapters 6 & 23 at the end of this writing. 

I recall having a dream a year or so ago where I saw a woman manipulate other people constantly.  I had learned that she always seemed to be doing things to try to appear as though she is always generous and kind.  I detested the things she did so much I wanted to be as far away from her as possible.  She seemed to want to show me kindness in order to try to convince other people about how kind and loving she is.  She had been working her con for a long time.  I could only guess that she had probably been fooling people for years.   Today I remembered the woman in the dream and thought about how she could possibly receive spiritual help if she pondered on and prayed about the words that Jesus spoke.  

People that work in the theater are stage bound.  People that pretend to work for the Lord are constantly striving to be crowd pleasers, too.

The questions true Christ ones need to ask themselves are questions like, “Who are you  trying to perform for?”  &  “Are you waking up each day thinking about the many people you will please that day or are you waking up each day asking the Lord to show you what he wants you to do?”

The Word of God also tells us that bad company corrupts people. 

It is probably wise to do the best you can to have a few good Godly friends & family members to keep in your circle of friends than to be around people that are living their lives putting on the con.

I was also reminded today of how God will hold each person accountable some day. 

All people will stand before the Judge of all as they are held accountable for every idle word spoken and every evil deed they have done.

No one (absolutely no one) will escape the day of judgment.  Baptists, Catholics, Methodists,  Lutherans,  Freemasons,  Athiests, Buddhists,  . . . EVERYONE  will stand before the judgment seat.   

Many of us will recall the words found in Psalms 91 verse 8 when we see or hear about the punishment of the wicked.  We will know that the way of the wicked will perish like we are told in several Chapters of the Psalms.

Anyone that does not repent of their sins completely turning away from their sins will answer to the Lord.

 

The first 28 verses from Matthew 23  (KJV):  Matthew 23King James Version (KJV)

23 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,

Saying The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat:

All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.

For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.

But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,

And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,

And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.

But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.

And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.

10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.

11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.

12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.

14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.

15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.

16 Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!

17 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?

18 And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.

19 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?

20 Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon.

21 And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein.

22 And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.

23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

24 Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.

25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.

26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.

27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.

28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

 

&  Matthew 6 (KJV):  Matthew 6King James Version (KJV)

Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.

Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

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.

14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:

15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

16 Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face;

18 That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.

19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.

23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

 

Matthew 7 (NIV):

Judging Others

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

“Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

Ask, Seek, Knock

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

“Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! 12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

The Narrow and Wide Gates

13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

True and False Prophets

15 “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? 17 Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.

True and False Disciples

21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

The Wise and Foolish Builders

24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

28 When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, 29 because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.

 

1 Corinthians 15:33  (NIV)

33 Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”

(NIV)

Psalm 1

Blessed is the one
    who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
    or sit in the company of mockers,
but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
    and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
    which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
    whatever they do prospers.

Not so the wicked!
    They are like chaff
    that the wind blows away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
    nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
    but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.

The Hateful Spirit Of King Saul

Every time I think of rebellion, stubbornness, witchcraft, and manipulation I think about how King Saul died.  I also think about why King Saul was taken from this earth because of his stubborn ways.

Most people would be happier if they took heed to the warnings that King Saul ignored. 

These are some words I will use to describe things I read about King Saul:

  1. Proud & Haughty   [he believed his ways were better than God’s ways]
  2. Demanding   [he chose to do things his way instead of doing things God’s way]
  3. Ignorant & Irreverent to God   [he showed no true reverence for God]
  4. Murderous   [he tried to kill the man he was most jealous of]
  5. Envious   [he wanted people to adore him and to think highly of him]
  6. Greedy   [he wanted the things he was not supposed to have]
  7. Unfaithful   [he did not follow instructions]
  8. Manipulating Liar   [when he was confronted for doing wrong he told lies]
  9. Stubborn   [he demanded his own way]
  10. Foolish   [even when he was warned he did not heed warnings sent his way]

King Saul was chosen by God yet King Saul turned away from doing good things.  King Saul let his own will become more important than the will of God.  The unholy desires Saul followed led him to destruction.

Some people today that say they follow God act too much or even a bit like King Saul.  They can walk proudly proclaiming that they are God’s chosen people and they start demanding their own way instead of doing things God’s way.  They can become proud and haughty.  They can also let jealousy and greed enter into their lives. 

We may not be able to change other people but we can repent of our own sins.  We can ask God to deliver us of doing anything that displeases him.  We can examine ourselves and ask God to wash us clean so we are freed from the evil desires within.

King Saul made wrong choices and he suffered and died because of his wrong choices.  

Don’t make the mistakes King Saul made. 

Turn from evil and do good.  Do things God’s way instead of your own way. 

 

Turn Away From Evil Desires

Many years ago God allowed me to be blessed to hear a pastor’s wife share the words about rebellion being a form of witchcraft.

Those words changed my life. I learned to hate rebellion, all forms of witchcraft, stubborn ways, and manipulation.

Do you know how many people still allow the devil to control them when he makes them think that getting their own way is the best thing to do?
Being stubborn and getting your own way as much as possible is not a blessing. Love does not demand its own way. People that demand their own way all the time are usually ugly spirited people.

Most people that enjoy life do not like being around people like that.
The Word from 1 Samuel 15:22-23 can change your life.

I  wrote these words to a friend today:

I know of one person that refuses to do certain things and she actually gets an angry countenance if other  people choose to  live in  a different way  than the way she thinks you should live.   If she thinks women should only wear dresses to church or if she thinks that a person should only read from the King James Version of the Bible then she believes everyone should be just like her if they want to be perfect.  This type of thinking is sad.  The rules that bind people are man made rules. 

She does have a problem with a controlling spirit. There are a lot of people that have that manipulation in their lives.
I give God praise because of the way he teaches us what is right and what is wrong.
He is able to send forth deliverance from evil.

I can only guess that some people like their old stubborn ways.
Let us pray today for those we know who show forth a stubborn spirit. It is like a spirit of witchcraft.
Words from 1 Samuel 15  →
22 And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.

Be Kind & Tender Hearted & Forgive One Another

As the Shepherd comforts his sheep we should comfort one another. 

Yesterday I read about how the Good Shepherd cares for his sheep.

Next I will write more thoughts that went through my mind after I wrote about the things I read in Isaiah 40:10-11.

I felt as though the Lord was showing me how he watches over the little ones and the ones who carry the little ones.
I think I first thought about pregnant women who are carrying the child in their womb then I thought of the women that care for their little ones. 
Of course, the good Lord cares about men and women that are caring for their children but women are weaker than men.  It is written in God’s Word that women are weaker.  [ 1 Peter 3:7,  “Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.” ] Oh – I should make a new post after this that simply says,  “MEN,  Do you want ready answers to your prayers?  THEN LOVE YOUR WIVES AND TREAT THEM WITH RESPECT.”  I should add the passage from 1 Peter 3:7 in the next post, too.  Many men know about the Scriptures before verse 7 but they seem to forget verse 7.  The husband and the wife will be blessed if the man gets ready answers to his Godly prayers. 
Since the Lord gives us an example in his word of how the Shepherd watches over the little ones and he gently cares for & leads the ones that have young I believe it’s a good way for us to recall (especially for men to recall) that women and children are to be gently cared for.

Jesus is Gentle and Kind.  He tells us all that we are to be kind and tender hearted.  People that are kind and those who have tender hearts do not intentionally harm another person.  We are also told to forgive one another. [ Ephesians 4:32,

KJV, “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” ]
It may not always be easy to change but it is vital.  A pastor told me that a man who refuses to change is a man that does not fear God.  We know that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.  If a man is wise he will give the Lord reverential fear and respect.  A man that fears God will obey the Word of the Lord. 

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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Crossing Through Heaven’s Countryside

Reading John 14 tells me that when I die you can believe that I left this place knowing there is a new home waiting for me. Jesus said he would prepare a place for believers where there are many mansions. Even though I once walked in sin I asked God to forgive me and I know the shed blood of Jesus makes my sins become white as snow. Isaiah 1:18 (KJV) 18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
with those thoughts in mind
**The following poem was written after I asked God to help me write comforting words I would want my friends and family to ponder on when I leave this old earth behind. **
Crossing Through Heaven’s Countryside
Move on without me even though it will cause you grief.
Time swiftly passes by us all – time on earth is brief.
The grave site no longer holds me,
I’m staying with the Lord of all.
Jesus promised to receive me,
I followed when I heard him call.
There’s a place of many mansions
surely that’s where I will reside.
I am walking with my Jesus
crossing through heaven’s countryside.
Do not grieve as unbelievers
who neglect faith that gives us sight.
Cling tightly to his promises
knowing Jesus’ blood makes sin white.
Jesus has risen from the dead
his followers will stand up, too.
God gives resurrection power
Believers have no other view.
A grave on earth will not keep me
you cannot converse with me there.
May God bless the many mem’ries
you and I were able to share.
Draw closer to our Lord Jesus
clinging to Holy words he said.
He’ll give you hope and purpose
He’ll give you life giving bread.
Written by Elizabeth Evans Wolfe  on January 26, 2016  completed at 12:14 AM

Remember God’s Word / God’s Word Will Not Return Void

When God speaks giving you special words to cling to you are apt to recall those words for your entire life. During the past few decades God has caused me to remember Isaiah 54 many times. One time I asked him why I kept being led to read those words over and over again. I obeyed what I felt the Spirit of God was telling me to do when I reread the words. I told the Lord I really wanted to know why he had me read those passages so much. The very next day God intervened for me in a miraculous way when an odd neighbor was coming on our property and trying to interfere in our lives. The woman was out of line. That was when Jeff was still alive. I had called Jeff on the phone and told him about the woman standing on our property and how she wouldn’t go to her own home and mind her own business. He told me to call the police. A police officer arrived and he  wanted to know what was going on. When he found out the woman was standing there harassing us and he heard her lies when she told him that she was only inviting us to church he directed her to go back to her own home. [By the way the woman had not been asking us to come to church that day.  I guess she thought it would sound better for her if she said that to the police officer.  He wisely knew that she was invading our privacy and our land.  She needed to go home.  Thankfully the good law of the land is still upheld in some areas.  Many places in the U.S. have no trespassing laws.   Good law enforcement people will do what they can to help protect a person’s right to keep other people from trespassing on another person’s land.  The officer we met that day did his job properly.  That woman never trespassed on our land again.] I remembered how I had asked God why he kept leading me to read Isaiah 54 less than 24 hours before the problem occurred. God showed me how he is more than able to send forth defense when it is needed. His Word says that no weapon formed against us shall prevail. Even though that woman harassed us for a short time God sent someone who had authority to get her removed from our area. No matter how many times God puts a set of Scriptures on your heart to hear or read them be sure to obey Him to read them or share those words again and again because His Word won’t come back void. A few years ago I was given the thought to read Isaiah 54 again. I told the Lord how I wondered if there was anything new about that Chapter that he could or would show me. That day I felt he led me by the prompting of His Holy Spirit to look in my concordance to understand what he wanted me to learn about him bringing people back to him. I found out that when God says he will bring you back (or when he was telling his people in Is. 54 that he would bring them back) he is saying he will hold you close. I was comforted to realize that no matter what pain you’ve gone through or how humiliated you’ve felt God wants to hold you close and he can hold you closer than anyone else can. Be comforted you children of the Most High God. Be comforted knowing that though there are trials and sorrows to be endured at times the day will come when there will be no more pain or sorrow. God is able to hold you close. God is able to heal your sorrows and your pain.  ~  Elizabeth Evans Wolfe ~

Isaiah 54-55 (NIV) The Future Glory of Zion

54 “Sing, barren woman,
you who never bore a child;
burst into song, shout for joy,
you who were never in labor;
because more are the children of the desolate woman
than of her who has a husband,”
says the Lord.
2 “Enlarge the place of your tent,
stretch your tent curtains wide,
do not hold back;
lengthen your cords,
strengthen your stakes.
3 For you will spread out to the right and to the left;
your descendants will dispossess nations
and settle in their desolate cities.

4 “Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame.
Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated.
You will forget the shame of your youth
and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood.
5 For your Maker is your husband—
the Lord Almighty is his name—
the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer;
he is called the God of all the earth.
6 The Lord will call you back
as if you were a wife deserted and distressed in spirit—
a wife who married young,
only to be rejected,” says your God.
7 “For a brief moment I abandoned you,
but with deep compassion I will bring you back.
8 In a surge of anger
I hid my face from you for a moment,
but with everlasting kindness
I will have compassion on you,”
says the Lord your Redeemer.

9 “To me this is like the days of Noah,
when I swore that the waters of Noah would never again cover the earth.
So now I have sworn not to be angry with you,
never to rebuke you again.
10 Though the mountains be shaken
and the hills be removed,
yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken
nor my covenant of peace be removed,”
says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

11 “Afflicted city, lashed by storms and not comforted,
I will rebuild you with stones of turquoise,[a]
your foundations with lapis lazuli.
12 I will make your battlements of rubies,
your gates of sparkling jewels,
and all your walls of precious stones.
13 All your children will be taught by the Lord,
and great will be their peace.
14 In righteousness you will be established:
Tyranny will be far from you;
you will have nothing to fear.
Terror will be far removed;
it will not come near you.
15 If anyone does attack you, it will not be my doing;
whoever attacks you will surrender to you.

16 “See, it is I who created the blacksmith
who fans the coals into flame
and forges a weapon fit for its work.
And it is I who have created the destroyer to wreak havoc;
17 no weapon forged against you will prevail,
and you will refute every tongue that accuses you.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
and this is their vindication from me,”
declares the Lord.

Invitation to the Thirsty

55 “Come, all you who are thirsty,
come to the waters;
and you who have no money,
come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without money and without cost.
2 Why spend money on what is not bread,
and your labor on what does not satisfy?
Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,
and you will delight in the richest of fare.
3 Give ear and come to me;
listen, that you may live.
I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
my faithful love promised to David.
4 See, I have made him a witness to the peoples,
a ruler and commander of the peoples.
5 Surely you will summon nations you know not,
and nations you do not know will come running to you,
because of the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel,
for he has endowed you with splendor.”

6 Seek the Lord while he may be found;
call on him while he is near.
7 Let the wicked forsake their ways
and the unrighteous their thoughts.
Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them,
and to our God, for he will freely pardon.

8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 As the rain and the snow
come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
12 You will go out in joy
and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills
will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field
will clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper,
and instead of briers the myrtle will grow.
This will be for the Lord’s renown,
for an everlasting sign,
that will endure forever.”

1 Timothy 1(KJV)

Preachers and teachers should not be sharing meaningless talk

Review 1 Timothy 1 – Beware of false teachers that speak of fables/lies/false doctrines/myths rather than speaking the truth. These type of men promote controversies and meaningless talk.

1 Timothy 1 (KJV)

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;

2 Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.

3 As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine,

4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.

5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:

6 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;

7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.

8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;

9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,

10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;

11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;

13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.

17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

18 This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;

19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:

20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.

1 Timothy 2 (KJV)

1 Timothy 2  (KJV)

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.

1 Timothy 3 (KJV)

1 Timothy 3 (KJV)

3 This is a true saying, if a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.

2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;

4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;

5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.

7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;

9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.

10 And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.

11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.

12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.

13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

14 These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly:

15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.

16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.