Inspiration for Christians

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I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen:
not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
C.S. Lewis

As a Christian, I am commanded to know God and let him be known.  The following are notes and resources I use to equip and encourage myself.

LECTURES ON FAITH

C.S. Lewis and Ravi Zacharias et al have given me so much encouragement.  Here are a few samples:

LECTURES ON INTELLIGENT LIFE

DEBATES

BIBLE PROPHECY

SONGS

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SCRIPTURE

  • http://www.lifeandlibertyministries.com/archives/000237.php – Missions Quotes
  • “Mourn with those who mourn.” Romans 12:15
  • “Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a real blessing.” ~ Psalm 127:3
  • Luke 10:27 “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”
  • Woe unto the them that call evil good, and good evil…
    Isaiah 5:20  http://www.endtimeprophecy.com
  • 1 Timothy 2:-4    I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and
    thanksgiving be made for everyone–for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.   This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
  • http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Basics/sin.htm – God has promised to hold each and every one of us accountable for our selves (Romans 14:12; Ecclesiastes 14:12; Colossians 3:25)
  • “For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.” Luke 12:2
  • “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” Galatians 6:7
  • Pro 19:5     A false witness will not go unpunished, And [he who] speaks lies will not escape.
  • Pro 19:9     A false witness will not go unpunished, And [he who] speaks lies shall perish.
  • 1Cr 3:19      For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
  • 1Jo 4:1     Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.
  • 1Jo 4:2     By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God,
  • 1Jo 4:2     By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God,
  • 1Jo 4:3     and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already.
  • 1Jo 4:4     Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
  • 1Jo 4:5     They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them.
  • 1Jo 4:6     We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
  • 1Jo 4:7     Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.
  • 1Jo 4:8     Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
  • Jhn 14:27     Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
  • Jhn 14:28     You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.
  • Jhn 14:29     And now I have told you before it takes place, so that when it does take place you may believe.
  • Jhn 14:30     I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming.He has no claim on me
  • Proverbs 2:1-12     My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity, guarding the paths of justice and watching over the way of his saints. Then you will understand righteousness and justice and equity, every good path; for wisdom will come into your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul; discretion will watch over you, understanding will guard you, delivering you from the way of evil, from men of perverted speech.
  • http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=Pro&c=31&t=ESV#top – Proverbs – Chapter 31
  • “Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe, as you hold out the word of life.” Philippians 2:14
  • “A virtuous woman is the crown of her husband: but she that makes him ashamed, is as corruption in his bones.”  Proverbs 12:4
  • Mat 10:19     When they deliver you over, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say, for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour.
    Mat 10:20     For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking
    through you.
    Mat 10:21     Brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death,
    Mat 10:22     and you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who
    endures to the end will be saved.
    Luk 12:10     And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.
    Luk 12:11     And when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not be anxious about how you should defend yourself or what you should say,
    Luk 12:12     for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.”
    Gen 50:19     But Joseph said to them, “Do not fear, for am I in the place of God?
    Gen 50:20     As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to
    bring it about that many people [fn] should be kept alive, as they are today.
    Gen 50:21     So do not fear; I will provide for you and your little ones.” Thus he
    comforted them and spoke kindly to them.
    Act 7:37     This is the Moses who said to the Israelites, ‘God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your brothers.’
  • Act 2:25     For David says concerning him, “‘I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand that I may not be shaken;
  • Act 2:26     therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; my flesh also will dwell in hope.
  • Phl 3:20     But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,
    Phl 3:21     who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.
    Act 2:35     until I make your enemies your footstool.’
    Hbr 4:12     For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
    Hbr 4:13     And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
    Hbr 4:15     For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.
    Hbr 4:16     Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
    Act 2:44     And all who believed were together and had all things in common.
    Luk 6:43     “For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit,
    Luk 6:44     for each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thornbushes, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush.
    Luke 6:45  The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
  • http://www.businessinsider.com/us-and-britain-sending-warships-to-gulf-2012-9 – The Bible says that these things will happen.  – “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.” Matthew 24:6-8
  • Eph 5:17     Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
  • Eph 5:18     And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,
  • Eph 5:19     addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart,
  • Eph 5:20     giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.
  • Act 4:32     Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common.
  • Proverbs 4:7 (NKJV) – Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.
  • Luke 6:45 The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.    -Jesus Christ
  • 1Cr 6:19     Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit [who is] in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?
  • 1Cr 6:20     For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body [fn] and in your spirit, which are God’s.
  • And thy children shall be taught of the Lord, and great shall be the peace of thy children. Isaiah 54:13
  • The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it.
    Benjamin Disraeli
  • Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.
    Proverbs 23:12
  • Act 3:26     God, having raised up his servant, sent him to you first, to bless you by turning every one of you from your wickedness.”
  • Act 3:14     But you denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you,
  • Act 3:15     and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses.
  • http://bible.org/seriespage/sadducees
  • Act 4:9     if we are being examined today concerning a good deed done to a crippled man, by what means this man has been healed,
  • Act 4:10     let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead–by him this man is standing before you well.
  • Act 4:11     This Jesus [fn] is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone.
  • Act 4:12     And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
  • Act 4:13     Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.
  • Act 4:32     Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common.
  • Act 4:33     And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.
  • Act 4:34     There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold
  • Act 4:35     and laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.
  • Psa 118:22     The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.
    Psa 118:23     This is the LORD’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.
  • Isa 28:16     therefore thus says the Lord GOD, “Behold, I am the one who has laid [fn] as a foundation in Zion, a stone, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, of a sure foundation: ‘Whoever believes will not be in haste.’
  • Act 4:19     But Peter and John answered them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge,
  • Act 4:20     for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.”
  • Act 4:21     And when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way to punish them, because of the people, for all were praising God for what had happened.
  • Act 4:22     For the man on whom this sign of healing was performed was more than forty years old.
  • Act 4:28     to do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place.
    Act 4:29     And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness,
  • Romans 14:5 5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
    Jhn 8:44     You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
  • Phl 1:27     Only let your manner of life be worthy [fn] of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel,
    Phl 1:28     and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear sign to them of their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God.
    Phl 1:29     For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake,
    Phl 1:30     engaged in the same conflict that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.
  • Paul
    2Ti 3:12     Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,
    2Ti 3:13     while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.
    2Ti 3:16     All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
    2Ti 3:17     that the man of God [fn] may be competent, equipped for every good work.
    Mat 5:10     “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
    Mat 5:11     “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.
    Act 5:38     So in the present case I tell you, keep away from these men and let them alone, for if this plan or this undertaking is of man, it will fail;
    Act 5:39     but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them. You might even be found opposing God!” So they took his advice,
  • “…but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ” – Ephesians 4:15
  • Luk 16:9     I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.
  • Jhn 8:12     When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
  • 1Jo 1:5     This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.
  • 1Jo 1:6     If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth.
  • 1Jo 1:7     But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all [fn] sin.
  • Rom 10:9     That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
  • Rom 10:10     For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.
  • Rom 8:16     The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.
  • 1Cr 1:18     For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
  • 1Cr 1:19     For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”
  • 1Cr 1:22     For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom;
  • 1Cr 1:23     but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness,
  • 1Cr 1:24     but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
  • Pro 22:3     A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.
  • Pro 22:7     The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
  • Pro 22:11     He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the king for his friend.
  • Pro 22:24     Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered,
  • http://www.letgodbetrue.com/proverbs/22_03.htm
  • “And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands for us; yes, establish the work of our hands.” Psalm 90:17
  • Luke 11:17     Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them: “Any kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and a house divided against itself will fall.
  • For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life.  Therefore, he who rejects this instruction does not reject man but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit. 1 Thessalonians 4:8
  • “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”- Matthew 5:16
  • Proverbs 16:9 – A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.
  • Matthew 7:7
    Ezra 10:4
    Pslams 119
  • Jehovah Rapha – He is the Lord That Heals.
  • Rom 1:16     For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, [fn] for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for
    the Greek.
  • Rom 1:17     For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”
  • Rom 1:18     For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,
  • Rom 1:19     because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown [it] to them.
  • Rom 1:20     For since the creation of the world His invisible [attributes] are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, [even] His eternal
    power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,
  • Rom 1:21     because, although they knew God, they did not glorify [Him] as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish
    hearts were darkened.
  • Rom 1:22     Professing to be wise, they became fools,
  • Acts 20:24 NLT “But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.”
  • Act 11:26     and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the church and taught a great many people. And in Antioch the disciples were first called Christians.
  • Act 11:27     Now in these days prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.
  • Act 11:28     And one of them named Agabus stood up and foretold by the Spirit that there would be a great famine over all the world (this took place in the days of Claudius).
  • Act 11:29     So the disciples determined, every one according to his ability, to send relief to the brothers [fn] living in Judea.
  • Jhn 12:42     Nevertheless, many even of the authorities believed in him, but for fear of the Pharisees they did not confess it, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue;
  • Jhn 12:43     for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God.
  • Jhn 12:44     And Jesus cried out and said, “Whoever believes in me, believes not in me but in him who sent me.
  • Jhn 12:45     And whoever sees me sees him who sent me.
  • Jhn 12:46     I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.
  • Jhn 12:47     If anyone hears my words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world.
  • Jhn 12:49     For I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment–what to say and what to speak.
  • Jhn 12:50     And I know that his commandment is eternal life. What I say, therefore, I say as the Father has told me.”
  • What God’s word says about prayer:
  • Rom 8:26     Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.
  • Rom 8:28     And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, [fn] for those who are called according to his purpose.
  • Eph 6:12     For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
  • Eph 6:13     Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.
  • Eph 6:14     Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
  • Eph 6:15     and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.
  • Eph 6:16     In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;
  • Eph 6:17     and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,
  • Eph 6:18     praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,
  • Eph 6:19     and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel,
  • Col 4:1     Masters, treat your bondservants justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.
  • Col 4:2     Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.
  • Col 4:3     At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison–
  • Col 4:4     that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.
  • Col 4:5     Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time.
  • Col 4:6     Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.
  • Jam 4:1     What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions [fn] are at war within you?
  • Jam 4:2     You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.
  • Jam 4:3     You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.
  • Jam 5:14     Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.
  • James 5:15 And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
  • Jam 5:16     Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
  • Psa 105:1     Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!
  • Psa 105:2     Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works!
  • Psa 105:3     Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice!
  • Psa 105:4     Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!
  • Psa 105:5     Remember the wondrous works that he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he uttered,
  • Isa 42:9     Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.”
  • Isa 42:10     Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise from the end of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that fills it, the coast lands and their inhabitants.
  • http://www.financialsamurai.com/2011/10/05/socialism-the-parable-of-the-hard-working-ant-and-the-lazy-grasshopper – Why Socialism Is Bad: The
    Parable Of The Ant & The Grasshopper
  • http://www.answers.com/topic/king-solomon#ixzz2JwUL2wCE – The sages also attribute to him the authorship of Ecclesiastes. According to them, Solomon wrote the Song of Songs in his youth, Proverbs when he was a mature adult, and Ecclesiastes in his old age (Song R. 1:11). One Midrash claims that Solomon was one of the ten authors of Psalms (Shoḥer Tov 1:6); another that he knew the language of the animals and birds (Targum Sheni on the Scroll of Esther).
  • “The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him.” ~ Nahum 1:7
  • “We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.”
    ~ Romans 5:3-4
  • “As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.” ~ Proverbs 27:17
  • “But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.”  Acts 20:24
  • “…For a whole year they met with the church and taught a great many people.  And in Antioch the disciples were first called Christians.”  Act 11:26
  • “So the disciples determined, every one according to his ability, to send relief to the brothers living in Judea.”  Act 11:29
  • “Nevertheless, many even of the authorities believed in him, but for fear of the Pharisees they did not confess it, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God. And Jesus cried out and said, “Whoever believes in me, believes not in me but in him who sent me. And whoever sees me sees him who sent me.”  John 12:42-45
  • “I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness. If anyone hears my words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world.  For I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment–what to say and what to speak. And I know that his commandment is eternal life. What I say, therefore, I say as the Father has told me.”  John 12:46-50
  • What God’s word says about prayer:
  • Rom 8:26     Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.
  • Rom 8:28     And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, [fn] for those who are called according to his purpose.
  • Eph 6:12     For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
  • Eph 6:13     Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.
  • Eph 6:14     Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
  • Eph 6:15     and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.
  • Eph 6:16     In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;
  • Eph 6:17     and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,
  • Eph 6:18     praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,
  • Eph 6:19     and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel,
  • Col 4:1     Masters, treat your bondservants justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.
  • Col 4:2     Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.
  • Col 4:3     At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison–
  • Col 4:4     that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.
  • Col 4:5     Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time.
  • Col 4:6     Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.
  • Jam 4:1     What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions [fn] are at war within you?
  • Jam 4:2     You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.
  • Jam 4:3     You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.
  • Jam 5:14     Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.
  • Whatsoever you do, do it heartily as to the Lord and not unto men.  Colossians 3:23
  • “For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?”   Luke 14:28
  • OBEY THE LAW OF THE LAND:
  • Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good.  1 Pe 2:13-14
  • For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people.   Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.  1Pe 2:15-16
  • Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.  1Pe 2:17
    Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust.  1Pe 2:18
  • For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly.  1Pe 2:19
  • “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. – 1 Corinthians 15:55-57
  • “God has not given you a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.”  2 Timothy 1:7
  • I Tim. 5:8
  • James 5:15 And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
  • Jam 5:16     Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
  • “Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works! Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice! Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually! Remember the wondrous works that he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he uttered.” Psa 105:1-5
  • “Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them. Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise from the end of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that fills it, the coastlands and their inhabitants.”  Isaiah 42:9-10
  • OPENING THE DOOR TO SATAN
  • Ephesians 4:26-27
  • 2 Corinthians 2:10-11
  • 1 Samuel 15:23
  • John 3:19
  • IMPRECATION/IMPRECATORY PRAYER:
  • http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/imprecation
  • “Praying for Obama – Psalm 109:8” this is an example of an imprecatory prayer.    The New Testament made it clear we are not to be praying a curse on anyone!    For leaders especially, we are to be praying for their well being.
  • “May his days be few; may another take his office!”  Psalm 109:8
  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/holywrit/2011/09/1-timothy-2-pray-for-your-leaders
  • CROWN:
  • “And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an
    imperishable crown.”   1Cr 9:25
  • Therefore, my beloved and longed-for brethren, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, beloved.  Phl 4:2
  • Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to
    all who have loved His appearing.  2Ti 4:8
  • Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.  Jam 1:12
  • The elders who are among you I exhort, I who am a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that will be revealed:  Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly,fn not for dishonest gain but eagerly; nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock; and when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away.  1 Peter 5:1-4
  • http://v3.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=Rom&c=5&t=ESV – Romans 5
  • Matthew 23:27 Hypocrisy
  • Daniel 1:5-16  – respectfully request
  • Luke 2:51 – Choose to obey your parents
  • Proverbs 23:7
  • Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.  Galatians 6:2
  • “Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”  Romans 12:2
  • “Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.”  Romans 12:9
  • “Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.  If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.  Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.””  Romans 12:17-19
  • “proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance.”  Romans 12:31
  • “I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law is my delight.” Psalms 119:174
  • Proverbs 16:9
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