Tuesday, October 25, 2016
2016 10 25
Jesus, please help me hear, keep and do your word.
"The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and indeed a greater than Jonah is here." Luke 11:32 (NKJV)
Jesus, we have become an evil generation and immersed ourelves in sex, drugs and violence. Have mercy on up; help us to repent and cause the light of the gospel to shine forth in our lives.
saying: "We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was and who is to come, because You have taken Your great power and reigned. Revelation 11:17 (NKJV)
Jesus, come and rule and reign in our hearts.
The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints, and those who fear Your name, small and great, and should destroy those who destroy the earth." Revelation 11:18 (NKJV)
Lord Jesus, in this time of great anger and wrath, bless your faithful servants who fear your name, and deal with those who pollute and destroy the earth.
Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah the second time, saying, "Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach to it the message that I tell you." Jonah 3:1-2 (NKJV)
Father, if you have told me to do something the first time and I Ignored it, tell me again as you did Jonah so that I might relent and do your word.
And he caused it to be proclaimed and published throughout Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste anything; do not let them eat, or drink water. But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily to God; yes, let every one turn from his evil way and from the violence that is in his hands. Who can tell if God will turn and relent, and turn away from His fierce anger, so that we may not perish? Then God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God relented from the disaster that He had said He would bring upon them, and He did not do it. Jonah 3:7-10 (NKJV)
Father, raise up rulers in this nation who will lead us in repentance as did the king of Ninevah.
But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he became angry. So he prayed to the LORD, and said, "Ah, LORD, was not this what I said when I was still in my country? Therefore I fled previously to Tarshish; for I know that You are a gracious and merciful God, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, One who relents from doing harm. Therefore now, O LORD, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live!" Then the LORD said, "Is it right for you to be angry?" Jonah 4:1-4 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, set us free of our unrighteious anger and show us your mercy.
"And should I not pity Nineveh, that great city, in which are more than one hundred and twenty thousand persons who cannot discern between their right hand and their left--and much livestock?" Jonah 4:11 (NKJV)
LORD, have pity on us, for we cannot tell our right hand from our left.
Behold, the wicked brings forth iniquity; yes, he conceives trouble and brings forth falsehood. He made a pit and dug it out, and has fallen into the ditch which he made. His trouble shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down on his own crown. I will praise the LORD according to His righteousness, and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High. Psalm 7:14-17 (NKJV)
Lord, I pray for your mercy and your justice in our land. Help us return to you with praise and thanksgiving.
How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings. They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house, and You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures. For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light. Psalm 36:7-9 (NKJV)
Lord, baptize us afresh in your living water.
A word received: if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV)