They Need Us To Pray

Years ago, when I had given God my all and decided that I wanted Him in my life and I wanted to be apart of¬† His kingdom, something I didn’t expect to happen,¬† happened.¬† I was home one night and the Lord spoke into my heart, giving me directions.¬† He told me to get my cd case and get rid of all my secular music.¬† Now, at that time, I had a lot of secular cds.¬† My husband had just brought me a case that would hole at least 100 cds¬†and it was jammed packed.¬† I sat there for a moment wondering what I was supposed to do and if He really expected me to do it.¬† The thought of getting rid of all of my cds¬†kinda, no, it really did hurt, but I¬† believed that was what God wanted me to do.¬†¬†¬†I didn’t understand why, but I planned on taking them somewhere to sell them.¬† As I searched for a place to do so, I heard His voice in my heart again.¬† He told me that I didn’t need to sell them.¬† I thought that I would just give them away, but he told me that the music wasn’t good for me or anyone else.¬† I still didn’t understand it, but I listened.¬† I knew what I had to do.¬† I got a trash can and all 100+ of my cds and I broke them one by one.¬†

How did I do it? 

The only that I could.  By the Holy Spirit.

That was one of the hardest things that I had ever done.¬† I had spent so much money on those cds.¬† I also really enjoyed listening to the music.¬† I knew the words by heart and my favorite artist were singing and rapping on those cds.¬† At the time one of my favorite cds¬†was Destiny Child’s.¬† I really enjoyed listening to Beyonc√© sing.¬† And now, I didn’t understand why, but God was telling me that what I liked wasn’t good for me or anyone else.¬†

After making the choice to follow God 100% no matter what, I went out and began to find and purchase Christian music.¬† I got rid of all the cds¬†except one.¬† India Ire’s cd that had a song on it called “I see the god in you.”¬† I thought she was saying that she could see Jesus in me, until someone I knew and trusted told me what India Ire professed¬†to belive.¬† She wasn’t talking about Jesus.¬† I went cold turkey.¬† It was hard, but if God was saying it wasn’t good, then that meant it was bad.¬†

Think about it…

When we turn on the television to watch a show¬†or look at the news, we are bombarded by images of things that are lewd and untasteful.¬† There are songs that play in the stores which say such obscenities¬†that cause¬† our souls to be saddened¬†and the Holy Spirit to be grieved.¬† The many artist who create the music are entangled in the snare of the enemy, the god of this world, and they are so confused.¬† They have been led to believe that they are living “the LIFE.”¬† This “life” that they are supposedly living is supposed to make and keep them happy, but in their private chambers, after all the big lights turn off and all the people go away, when there is nothing but the quiet of being alone, they realize that something is missing.¬† They wonder if there is more.¬† Yes, there is more!¬† More freedom from bondage.¬†More to life than this.¬†¬†¬† Yet to one who has never experienced freedom, bondage feels like relief, until the soul begins to yearn for more.¬† These people, although it seems they are leading, are really following and searching for a way to live.¬† Unfortunately the way they have found is to die.

With all of the debauchery and filth out there, it is not hidden they are working on the side of evil and darkness.  As days pass with the reports of videos being produced that contain topics of moral destruction, one can only wonder what caused these individuals to choose the path that they are on.  One thing is the love of money and another is that they have been ensnared by the enemy through the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life.

But, what does God say about all of this?¬† Has He said that there is no way out for them because they have done too much wrong?¬† Does He forget about them and say “For these, there is no hope,” or “leave them where they are!?”¬† Does he look at the amount of influence that they have and how they have used it and say that they are a lost cause?¬†

NO HE DOES NOT!!!

We have all gone astray and lost our way 

All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way;  And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.   Isaiah 53:6

Yes all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God   Romans 3:23

 Paul said in Galatians 1:12-14

For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ.  For you have heard my former conduct in Judaism, how I persecuted  the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it.  And I advance in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of  the traditions of my fathers. 

1 Timothy 1: 15-16 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.  However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering , as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life. 

1 Timothy 2:1-6  Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, and intercessions, and giving thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.  For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.  For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time,

There is no other way to say this.¬† God doesn’t say “what will be, will be.”¬† Instead He has a desire for all to be saved.¬†

He didn’t pardon the fallen angels who have destruction reserved for them.¬† It is appointed one time for man to die, but as long as people are still alive they have a chance to escape eternal damnation.¬†¬† God has made a way of escape through Jesus CHrist.

Therefore, it is for us, the church to pray for the nations, Ps 2:8.  It is for us to ask the Lord of the harvest to send the laborers out to do His work.  It is for us to intercede for those who in are in desperate need of Him.  He saved Paul, the chief of sinners.  He saved me and if you are a believer, He saved you.  If you are reading this and you have not made the choice to believe and make Jesus the Lord of your life, you can right now.  Ask Him to forgive you of your sins and say out loud that you want Him to be Lord of your life.  If you believe in your  heart and confess with your mouth Jesus, you shall be saved.  (Stay committed to live a changed life for Jesus!) You can join us in praying for those who are still lost.

We are to ask God to save those who are lost and leading others astray.  If they die in their current state they will be held accountable for all of their sins, blasphemy, and sins of influence.  Have compassion and ask God to save that which is lost.

Father God, we ask you in the name of Jesus to draw the lost in by Your Holy Spirit.¬† Those who are in a place of influence in the entertainment industry are lost and in need of a Savior.¬† We ask You to give them mercy and cause the scales that are on their eyes to fall off so that they can see the truth of Your word and Your love for them.¬† Give them godly sorrow that brings about repentance.¬† Send labors across their paths to encourage and lead them in the right direction.¬† As they walk let them hear Your Spirit saying, “this is the way, walk in it.”¬† We ask that You do whatever must be done in order for their lives to be changed, in Jesus’ Name.¬† Speak to their hearts at night and cause them to be saved.¬† Then lead them to a church that will help them grow and teach them the truth of Your word.¬† As they grow, cause them to desire to serve You and give them the opportunity to do so.¬† We are confident that You, who will begin a work in them are able to complete it and to preserve their whole spirit, soul, and body until the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.¬†

Ps 106:8-10 says “Nevertheless He saved them for His name’s sake, that He might make His power known.¬† He rebuked the Red Sea also, and dried it up; so He led them through the depths, as through the wilderness.¬† He saved them from the hand of him who hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.”¬† We believe that you are the same yesterday, today, and forever, so we trust that you will save¬†¬†____________.¬† These are the souls that we have asked you for, In Jesus’ name we pray,

~Amen

In your own personal time I ask that you would allow the Lord to lead you to pray for the things and people who He desires you to pray for. Trust Him.  He will do what He says.  He is not a man that He should lie.

Our God is FAITHFUL!!!

 

Scriptural Resources

  • Isaiah 55:6,7
  • Isaiah 53:6
  • Romans 3:21-24
  • Galatians 1:12-14
  • 1 Timothy 1:12-16, 2:1-6
  • 2 Peter 2:5
  • Hebrews 9:27
  • John 3:16
  • Romans 10:9-10
  • Acts 16:31
  • Psalm 106:8-10

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