Thursday, May 28, 2020
2020 05 28
BEFORE THE ENDING OF THE DAY
1 So He got into a boat, crossed over, and came to His own city. 2 Then behold, they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, "Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you." Matthew 9 (NKJV)
Thank you, Jesus, for restoring this man to the Father’s love with inner healing of his soul so that the work of outer healing can continue.
3 And at once some of the scribes said within themselves, "This Man blasphemes!" Matthew 9 (NKJV)
Jesus, have mercy on all those parched souls that live by man-made rules.
4 But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, "Why do you think evil in your hearts? 5 For which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven you,' or to say, 'Arise and walk'? 6 But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins"--then He said to the paralytic, "Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house." 7 And he arose and departed to his house. Matthew 9 (NKJV)
Father, please help us live in the knowledge that Jesus has the power to forgive sins and to heal our infirmities
8 Now when the multitudes saw it, they marveled and glorified God, who had given such power to men. Matthew 9 (NKJV)
BEFORE THE THRONE OF GOD ABOVE (WITH INTRO AND LYRICS)
Holy Spirit, help us give glory to God when we see his sovereign work.
17 This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, Ephesians 4:17 (NKJV)
Jesus, help us live in the freedom you give us.
18 having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart; 19 who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. Ephesians 4:18-19 (NKJV)
Worldly wisdom leads to darkness rather than light. Jesus, let your light shine on Bishop Bill’s path and carry him through to victory.
20 But you have not so learned Christ, 21 if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: 22 that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, 23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, Ephesians 4:20-23 (NKJV)
Father, help me so learn Christ that my mind is renewed.
6 So he answered and said to me: "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: 'Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' Says the LORD of hosts. Zechariah 4:6 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help me live by your power.
10 This is a day for small things, who would dare to despise it. Zechariah 4:10a (JB)
Jesus, help me give honor to the lost and the least.
A Word Received: Look forward to the glory that is to be revealed.
FOR ALL THE SAINTS - LSB 677 (TE DEUM CONFERENCE - 2015 MI)