Seri Jennings said: “We are somehow all sisters in this great big world of problems. So learn to listen to your heart by loving those in need, those who need encouragement, and most importantly, love the unlovable. For love covers a multitude of mistakes.”
I Peter 4: 7 But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers.
8 And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.”
9 Be hospitable to one another without grumbling.
Serious and watchful in our prayers … What does that mean?
In the King James Version the word ‘serious’ is ‘sober’. I looked at the word SOBER in the Greek Lexicon and it has multiple meanings but this one caught my attention: to save from the evils which obstruct the reception of the Messianic deliverance
I keep reading that phrase.
Is it our privilege to pray in such a way as to hinder Satan from blinding the eyes of and to interrupt his plans to keep not only our Jewish sisters and brothers from accepting Jesus The Messiah but Gentiles as well? Could we really do that? Oh, I would LOVE to!!
The word SOBER also means: to save, keep safe and sound, to rescue from danger or destruction
Is it really my (and your) responsibility (and privilege) to pray in such as way as to rescue people; to keep folks safe and sound in these days when the end of all things is at hand? Could we really do that? Are we doing that? Maybe we are. I hope so.
And where does all this SOBER praying dwell? According to the Greek Lexicon – here: the parts of the heart The mind The faculty of perceiving and judging
What a powerful word is the word SOBER!
And now on to the word WATCH. The meaning to our word WATCH in the Greek Lexicon is this: To be sober, to be calm and collected in spirit To be temperate, dispassionate, circumspect
Again that word SOBER – Father is serious (sober) about this, isn’t He?
We must WATCH over one another with calmness; with our thoughts and emotions collected (under control – not flying all over in a tizzy). Circumspect is a good word too. It means, according to a good ole American dictionary: Heedful of circumstances and potential consequences; prudent.
Does that mean it’s A God Thing for us to look after one another and to warn and advise one another when we see another behaving or about to behave in a manner that will reap unhealthy consequences? What do you think? I do too.
This is much food for thought today. Love you all and will plan to ‘see’ you again on Monday – may take Tuesday off — we’ll see – as THE LORD leads.
Father, I think these is a sober word today, a serious word for us to consider and take to our heart, to our faculties and perceive and judge ourselves and with Your Spirit do these things. Help us do this. And Lord since You said we could we pray for our IDOK Troops today to keep them safe and sound from harm. We ask You to rescue them from any potential danger, guard them in mind and body and spirit and bring them home alive and well. And again today we pray for the Peace of Israel, for the Repentance of America, for the election of Your Choice for President; for the Revival of Your Church; and for every provision that each and every IDOK needs today. And for these souls listed here we pray for all their provisions too and we thank You for the privilege and the responsibility of prayer. Holy Spirit don’t let us fail in this; keep after us, prodding and reminding as only You can and this we ask based solely upon the Merits and Blood of Jesus our Christ. Amen and amen. The Peace of Israel Mr. Smith. Charles and Renee’. Dall T. Dylan. Taylor. Mark, Margie & Duncan. Marsha’s grand-baby. A care-giver for Emily Grace. Kathy N. Kyle A. Jason, Vicki. Joseph Toomey and Family. Wheeler Family. Mary Ann. Mr. Nash. DeLois. Terri. Leah O. Patsy B. Kim T. Krystee. Rachel B. Kevin and the children. Lisa’s Mother. Janie B. W.C. & Family . Vickie. Lisa W. John Thomas. Cole. Taylor & family. Anita. J Lloyd and family. Janet and Steve. Cathy. Toy and family. Katelyn. Caleb and family. Bay and family. Jennifer B. John and Carolyn. Larry and Claudia and family. Jeanette and Earl and family. Libby and family. Callie. Madie. Ruth. Martha F and Bob. Rev and Mrs. Carpenter. Allyson and Glen and family and Kaitlyn. Brittney and Kersten and family. Sharron and girls. Frankie and girls. Sheila and Andy. Carrie and Rachel and Jacob and family. Billy and Gina and boys. Lance and family. Grace and family. Tressa and Brad and family. Cindy K and family. Chuck. Jessie L. Windy and Jared and families. Helen and Dan and family. Jen and Larry and family. Chad and Brittany and family. Mollie and family. Jenny. Julia. Bobbie. Tj. Zack. Phillip. Jessica. Larry. Kayla. Trey. Jacob. Ashely. Lance. Candance. Laura and family. John and Sandy. Bill and Judy. Adam & Family.
Every IDOK and every IDOK son and daughter and grandchild.
Every IDOK Pastor and Family.
Every IDOK church.
Revival in America.
IDOKs Military Families.
IDOKs Troops – Ethan. Christopher. Raul. Robert. Billy. Josh. George. Buddy. Mark. Josh W. James. Bryan. Nick. Hawk. Brant W. Lyndon A. Christopher R. Travis N. Joshua M.
IDOK Troops leaving shortly for foreign soil: Justin G. Albert R III.
Serving Stateside: Jonathan. Jasmine B. Tommy T. Shaun. Bay. Danny. Tim. Lee.
Injured and brought State side: Anthony. Hector
Injured Stateside: Edward J.
Hospitalized outside USA: Corpl. Light
Military at home adjusting – Mack. The 226. Troy. Drew. Brad. Tommy. Desi.
Civilian in Country – Mike. Lee.

As I post this it is 61°F and sunny in Baghdad, Iraq & the time there is 4:51 PM AST – on December 28, 2007
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