IDOK DEVOTION FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2009
I want you to know even before coming to the screen this morning I have prayed for you. But more importantly I want to remind you that JESUS is praying for you today. I want you to know that He forever lives and breathes to make intercession for you. I want you to know that at any juncture in this day if you find you need help but you just cannot form the words to ask, you can simply breathe the words, ‘Jesus, pray for me.’ And He will! And the help you need will be immediately on its way to you and will arrive in perfect time.
Hebrews 7: 24 But He holds His priesthood unchangeably, because He lives on forever.
25 Therefore He is able also to save to the uttermost (completely, perfectly, finally, and for all time and eternity) those who come to God through Him, since He is always living to make petition to God and intercede with Him and intervene for them.
26 [Here is] the High Priest [perfectly adapted] to our needs, as was fitting–holy, blameless, unstained by sin, separated from sinners, and exalted higher than the heavens. [source]
And these words from John 17 when Jesus said:
9 I am praying for them. I am not praying (requesting) for the world, but for those You have given Me, for they belong to You.
15 I do not ask that You will take them out of the world, but that You will keep and protect them from the evil one.
16 They are not of the world (worldly, belonging to the world), [just] as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them [purify, consecrate, separate them for Yourself, make them holy] by the Truth; Your Word is Truth.
18 Just as You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. [source]
And today as we ‘walk in this world’ we are on mission, we have His Word – THE TRUTH, and our God WILL NOT FAIL US!
Be encouraged my dear ones.
17 The Lord is [rigidly] righteous in all His ways and gracious and merciful in all His works.
18 The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him sincerely and in truth. [source]
Father God, thank You. LORD Jesus thank You that You forever intercede for us. Thank You for the memory of that day sitting on that couch when I could not help myself, I cried out to You, Jesus Pray for me and immediately You helped me. Thank You. I pray now that this TRUTH will settle upon and be rooted in the hearts of every IDOK, every reader today. Thank You that You have heard our prayers and are answering each of them. We pray for our IDOK Troops for continued protection for them, continued wooing of their hearts to be faithful to You in hostile lands. We pray for others. You know their needs even better than we. You know what each of them really needs today. And we know You are willing so LORD Thy will be done we pray. Holy Spirit, encourage each IDOK to pray and intercede today as will bring Glory to Father and will build up the Body of Christ. Protect Israel and bring conviction and repentance to the people of America. Comfort and give strength to every soul proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ in every place upon this planet. Amen and amen.
As I post this it is 68°F and mostly cloudy in Al Asad, IQ (Airport)& the time there is 3:57 PM AST on February 12, 2009.