Please pray for Bishop Dan Herzog who will be having major surgery today, April 17. Pray for strength and peace for his wife, Carol.
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, "Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance, Matthew 3:7-8 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help me bear fruit worthy of repentance.
And even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees. Therefore every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Matthew 3:10 (NKJV)
Even now the ax is laid to the root of the tree -- have mercy on us Lord and bring the leaders of the church to repentance.
I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. Matthew 3:11 (NKJV)
Jesus, please baptize me afresh with your Holy Spirit and with fire.
His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire." Matthew 3:12 (NKJV)
I pray for the day of your threshing that none of the wheat will be lost with the chaff. Have mercy on those who have been led astray by lies. Have mercy on your little ones -- the lost and the least.
A Word Received: Come to me; come to me with hope and expectation.