Spiritual Warfare

Spiritual Warfare

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I know, it’s a shameless plug for my novel series, The Pray-ers, but these characters do Spiritual Warfare and DO IT WELL.

Let’s move on to . . .

The Christian’s Spiritual Warfare

My plan for this post is to make nearly every sentence a question. I want you to think “critically” about this subject. Challenge yourself and what you have been taught, and let the Word of God direct you. The answers to these questions are available in this same post. Finally, I have many, many short 2 – 3 minute videos on different aspects of Spiritual Warfare. They too are in this post.

Enjoy,

Mark

IN THIS POST . . .

 

Jesus in the Wilderness (Matthew 4:1 – 11)

The Armor of God (Ephesians 6:14 – 17)

The Warfare (2 Corinthians 10:3 – 5)

The List of Answers

Mark’s 2 & 3 Minute Videos on Aspects of Warfare

 

JESUS IN THE WILDERNESS (Matthew 4:1-11)

a] Why did Jesus not tell sataN to, “Be gone,” as soon as he arrived to tempt Jesus?

b] What did Jesus fill His mind with? (Don’t say, “The Bible,” that’s too easy) And, what was sataN’s focus?

 

DEFINING SPIRITUAL WARFARE

I talk about the Spiritual Warfare battle this way: “The problem in your life is not the Spiritual Warfare. How you handle the problem in your life, is the Spiritual Warfare.

–If God is sovereign, He has allowed/brought the problem into your life.

c] So, what is The Christian’s Spiritual Warfare?

d] What is one of sataN’s GREATEST DECEPTIONS regarding our understanding of Spiritual Warfare?

 

SATAN DOES NOT WANT YOU TO PRAY

e] But, why? Why doesn’t sataN want you to pray?

 

THE ARMOR OF GOD (Ephesians 6:14 – 17)
I typically hear this taught by starting at the helmet and working your way down to the shoes.

f] But what does that do to the armor?

The armor as given in this passage is highly figurative language.

g] What does the figurative language describe?

 

THE ARMOR DOESN’T WORK

I Could NEVER make the armor work UNTIL I realized the relationship between the armor & Jesus.

h] What is that relationship?

 

LET’S USE/DEMONSTRATE THE ARMOR OF GOD

–We’ll walk thru the pieces of the armor, beginning with the moment you find yourself in the midst of Spiritual Warfare.

—–IE: You’re grumpy at your nearly perfect wife!

 

Ephesians 6:14
Belt of Truth

i] When you find yourself in Spiritual Warfare, where do you begin?

j] In what way is this Jesus?

Breastplate of Righteousness

k] Why do you GET TO GO into the throne room?

 

Ephesians 6:15
Feet fitted with the readiness which comes from the gospel of peace

This piece of the armor is again, something we receive from Jesus.

l] What is it that we receive from Him?

m] So, what is THE WRONG FOCUS of this piece of the armor?

 

Ephesians 6:16
Take the Shield of Faith, WITH WHICH YOU stop the fiery darts

n] Who stops the fiery darts?

o] How?

 

Ephesians 6:17
Helmet of Salvation

p] What is the hope of your salvation?

The Sword of the Spirit

I’ve heard this piece of the armor described as something that stabs a demon.

q] But, what was Paul telling us about Scripture and it’s relationship to the Armor of God?

 

ONE VERY IMPORTANT,  CRITICAL POINT . . .

“Why,” belongs to God, so put that word OUT OF YOUR MIND when difficulties come your way.

 

THE WARFARE (2 Corinthians 10:3-5)

Most Spiritual Warfare today is as effective as Blinkin in Robin Hood, Men in Tights:
https://youtu.be/SQFik9nlBcw?feature=shared
https://images.app.goo.gl/zpewYdHhqcchJhTa7

r] Why is our warfare so innefective?

When we look at Spiritual Warfare we often read ONLY verses 3 & 4 (see below)

2 Corinthians 10:3 – 4 (NASB ’77 & ’95)
Verse 3: For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh,
Verse 4: for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses (pulling down of strongholds)

By the time we get to the end of verse 4, we have a LOT OF ZEAL!

s] But think about the last time you did Spiritual Warfare. Where was that zeal pointed?

Now read verse 5 (see below) and ask yourself where the battle is at.

2 Corinthians 10:5 (NASB ’77 & ’95)

Verse 5: We are destroying speculations [arguments] and every lofty thing [high minded thing which is] raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,

t] Where is the battle? And therefore, where are we SUPPOSED TO BE doing our “destroying”?

 

SPIRITUAL WARFARE PRAYING ON BEHALF OF OTHERS

u] Can you do Spiritual Warfare for someone else? Why or why not?

ANSWERS FROM ABOVE:

a] To show us how to do Spiritual Warfare (Chrysostom: “to instruct us”).

b] Jesus focused on truth while sataN focused on deception.

c] Spiritual Warfare is that act of sataN trying to break/distract our relationship with the Lord.

d] To get us thinking the location of Spiritual Warfare is, “Out yonder.”

e] Because sataN knows how YOU CHANGE when YOU PRAY.

f] That takes the Armor OUT OF THE DIVINE ORDER.

g] It describes how we live out being strong in the Lord. You could say that the armor is the life of Christ lived out in our lives.

h] I realized that each piece of the armor is a facet of who Jesus ALREADY IS in my life

i] Begin Spiritual Warfare with the truth.

j] Jesus is the way the truth & the life (John 14:6).

k] Because of the SON’S righteousness, not ours.

l] We receive peace from the Lord, because Jesis is our peace (Ephesians 2:14).

m] The wrong focus is that this is all about, “Gospel shoes” (Although YES, are to share the gospel).

n] God is the shield, but You, not God stops the fiery darts.

o] Simply by faith, trusting God.

p] That there’s hope BEYOND the grave (Romans 8:28).

q] It’s the Scriptural nugget/s God gives you. And we have used, pulled from, experienced the Word of God in EVERY ASPECT of these pieces of the armor.

r] We are doing warfare where there is no battle

s] Isn’t our mind out “destroying strongholds?” Our thinking is “out yonder.”

t] The location of Spiritual Warfare is in your mind.

u] We cannot do Spiritual Warfare for someone else. We can INTERCEDE for them, YES. But, MAKE CHOICES for them, NO.

MARK’S VIDEOS ON ASPECTS OF SPIRITUAL WARFARE:

Upgrade Your Spiritual Warfare Roadmap
https://youtu.be/CHejyP2kWVQ?feature=shared

 

Generational Curses or Generational Blessings
https://youtu.be/NqzmZljLrWg?feature=shared

 

Glass Packs on Your Praying
https://youtu.be/xfix1dNM1Jg?feature=shared

 

Prayer & Superstition
https://youtu.be/LOLAjemPK0o?feature=shared

 

Why sataN Doesn’t Want You to Pray
https://youtu.be/qghLIPHNGUQ?feature=shared

 

Calling God a Liar When We Pray
https://youtu.be/29otxCi9OWo?feature=shared

 

How Big Is God Compared to Your Problems
https://youtu.be/18g3-jcj960?feature=shared

 

Wrestling with God
https://youtu.be/VwM0kORUh78?feature=shared

 

Dinosaur Prayer Humor
https://youtu.be/bUHPArtEHuA?feature=shared

 

Worry You Don’t Gotta
https://youtu.be/QufiGwdMjBc?feature=shared

 

A Blip on Your Schedule or a Downpour
https://youtu.be/6E-o_xjV21Y?feature=shared

 

We Are Winning

We Are Winning

We Are Winning

Really? What are “We” winning?

Do you know God’s View of Winning? (is this part of winning . . . Romans 8:28)

Why did it take 53 years to get a “win” on Roe v. Wade? (perhaps some of this is involved . . . James 4:3)

Why does the Bible ask if you’re putting your trust in man rather than in God? (Psalm 118:8-9)

Are you putting your trust in man rather than God, especially as it relates to politics? And how do you know?

What if God’s plan for the USA is different than your plan for the USA?

Whose plan for the USA will win out, yours or Gods?

Can your “mis-statements” thwart God’s will? If you think it can, you have to ask another question, is your God that small?

Do you think God wants you to know His will? (1 John 5:14)

Have you ever asked Him? I mean, have you ever asked God for His will regarding the USA, in the end times?

If you haven’t asked Him, why not? Is it because His will might possibly contradict your will?

Does knowing God’s will change your responsibility at the voting booth?

How does God expect you to do everything you do? (Ephesians 6:7, Colossians 3:23)

Have you recently considered the signs of the times? (Matthew 16:3, Mark 13:3-4)

If Christ’s return is imminent, how then ought you to live? (2 Peter 3:11-15a)

Are you eagerly awaiting the Lord’s return? (Philippians 3:20, 2 Peter 3:14a)

Are you at peace with God? (2 Peter 3:14m)

Are you without spot or blemish? By this I’m asking, do you have any unconfessed sin in your life? (2 Peter 3:14e)

Are your eyes open and your ears ready for those who, themselves, are ready for salvation? (2 Peter 3:15a)

Of the last four questions, if you answered any of them with a, “No,” how might you “correct this” with God?

Is this Mark-ism accurate, “Your prayer life is the barometer of your spiritual life”? If it is, how’s your spiritual life?

For that matter, how’s your prayer life?

Are you right with God in prayer?

Are you leaving things with Him?

Are you trusting the Lord with all your heart?

How do you know if you are trusting God with all your heart?

Does Romans 8:6b give you a hint about your trust and peace?

Does trusting God with politics erase your responsibility at the voting booth?

Do you trust Him enough to do your part at the voting booth, then leave the results of our elections to Him?

Or will you like many Christians ignore your responsibility to even vote?

Are you anxious about our elections?

Have you ever looked at David’s Psalms, where he starts off anxious?

Have you ever noticed the way each of those Psalms end?

“David stays on his knees till things are right between him and the Lord. Not that his issue is resolved, but in every case, he gets off his knees no longer anxious, because he’s trusted in God.”

Romans 8:6 was written with another meaning in mind but I think, with that said, I can apply the verse thusly:

“If you don’t have a mindset of peace about our elections, you’re not putting your trust in God. If you were, you’d have peace even though you don’t know the outcome.”

Let me ask you again . . .

What Are “We” Winning

This might be a good time for you to look into my Divided series of books Which directly talk to our #DevisivePolitics today. The other book series called The Pray-ers might be good for you too. In this series which spans three eras from two continents and two thousand years, teaches prayer from men and women who obviously know how to pray. You will also learn prayer by observing those who do not know how to pray.

These novels teach prayer through the fun of christian fiction.

Mark

Book Cover to Divided Nation
 

Blessings,

 

MARK S MIRZA
Founder/Author
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Pastor Conference Calls

Pastor Conference Calls

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I also do one-on-one praying with men (usually taking 15 minutes per week). I have a number of pastors who have been praying with me for 7, 8, and 9 years. One pastor and I have been praying together since mid 2011. We come together week after week and use the same simple format.

We pray as follows . . .

  • FIRST: We Praise
  • SECOND: We Pray for Your Family
  • LAST: We Pray for Your Ministry

I asked D.L. from Duluth why he has prayed with me since June 29th, 2015, week after week after week. He paused and said, “Mark, I figure that an investment of 15 minutes a week for my ministry is worth it.”

Any questions contact me.

Mark Mirza
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All Night Prayer

All Night Prayer

Organizing All Night Prayer

The idea for All Night Prayer comes, in part from the numerous times Jesus prayed all night long. I think it also comes from the recognition that there are times when EXTRAORDINARY PRAYER is needed.

As we give you some simple tools to organize and put on your own “All Night Prayer” event, remember that we want you to use your own imagination. Let the Holy Spirit lead you. He will!

There is no “magic” about executing a succesful All Night Prayer (#AllNightPrayer). The few things we have gleaned over the years, I have shared in the bullet points below.

  • First, be specific about what you are praying into.
  • To help everyone stay on track, provide a list of prayer prompts with Scriptural backing.
  • If you are praying till 6:00am or 8:00am, we recommend that you begin at 10pm the night before.
  • Unless you’re fasting throughout the night, have a supply of sandwiches, drinks, fruit and snackfood.
  • Help people stay awake by sending them out 2×2, rather than alone.

As you do your first All Night Prayer event KEEP NOTES because you will pick up ideas which your team will want to incorporate into your next All Night Prayer event.

3 SAMPLE PRAYER GUIDES

Below are 3 of our EARLY, All Night Prayer guides. I include them here so that you see, especially in the first 2, a specific program of study laid out for the whole night. The third one is very different, because that night of prayer was very different. Instead of the men being specificlly directed in their praying, we gave 3 very general subjects which the men worked from, studying scripture, and of course prayring, together.

You can download these if you want to, but remember, they are but a guide. The first two have copyrighted data from InTouch so give proper credit if you use them.

Each Prayer Guide is available in 2 downloadable formats. One is for you to print in booklet format and the other is for you to upload in single page format for viewing on your phone, tablet, etc.

Below these three sample prayer guides is an arrival handout. it’s value will be obvious.

Having an arrival handout is pretty self explanatory for those who are concerned about doing something outside their comfort zone.

Just click on the photo to view it then download it.

 

Blessings,

 

MARK S MIRZA
Founder/Author
C: (404) 606-2322
W: MarkMirza.com

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Speaker Johnson

Speaker Johnson

Mike Johnson is a Good Man

AN ENCOURAGEMENT AND A WARNING

There are 2 reasons for this post, so, let me begin with a HUGE ENCOURAGEMENT.

I don’t have to tell you who said, who says, and who will keep saying, “Mike Johnson is a good man,” because you’ll know by the end of this post.

AN EMAIL I SENT THIS WEEKEND

Let me tell you about this email.

I’m recording it here, this weekend’s email, the same way it is recorded in my Washington DC Trip Report at: MarkMirza.com/washington-dc-visit-october-2023/ which means it is recorded without names. . .

A friend of mine, who I admit, I’ve not prayed WITH, very often (only because he is so busy) just put his name in the hat for Speaker of the House. I emailed him the following, through his scheduler, who we’ll call “Sam” though that’s not her real name.

Sam,

This is Mark Mirza. I’m the one who pesters you every month about praying with the Congressman when I’m in town.

Would you please forward this email to Congressman So-And-So? I know he’s got a lot going on, as do you, so I’ll keep this as short as I can:

Congressman, I’ve been praying about the Speaker situation and was very glad to see that you put your name in the hat.

I was up much of the night last night and this morning praying for you and was reminded of a free booklet that is available from my website. It is a modernized version of a 1656 sermon on how to vote.

1656 England was very divided, much like the USA is today. And in this wonderful little sermon, the pastor gives us a number of interesting perspectives on how to vote.

Let me just share with you the portion on WHOM TO CHOOSE. They fit you to a T, sir.
–Look for the fear of God in those you choose.
–Look for wisdom and proper gifts.
–Inquire whether they are Christians.
–Look for courage and resoluteness.
–Find purposeful focus on the nation’s public affairs.
–Choose those who have healing spirits.
–Look for a desire to serve.
–Find those faithful to ministers and to the ministry of the gospel.

Please know that I’m honored to pray for you, sir.
Mark
Thanks Sam. BTW, if you or Congressman So-And-So want this sermon you can download it free at MarkMirza.com/Politics

When Congressman Mike Johnson was elected Speaker of the House on the first ballot, I wasn’t surprised. This is a good man, who is a solid Christian.

WARNING, WARNING, WARNING…

Now the 2nd reason for this post.

Actually, let me begin my warning with a quote from a Congressman this morning, “We (and I think he meant, the USA), we don’t deserve Mike Johnson.” So, first and foremost, let me tell you, my email above stands as “true to the truth” as I could ever make it, and I have no doubt Congressman Mike Johnson will lead the House of Representatives the way he believes is best for the USA.

Having said that, let me give us a . . . WARNING, WARNING, WARNING. . .

I believe God has been merciful to us in the USA, ONE MORE TIME!

And I believe His mercy is UNCONDITIONAL!

FURTHERMORE, He has freely given us everything we need for life and for godliness.

The question is, how will we respond to His mercy? Will we put our ONGOING, CONTINUED, FUTURE trust in Him, or in man?

I’m glad I’m not God, because I would be sitting in heaven and I’d probably turn to Michael the Archangel and say, “Michael, watch these foolish Christians in the USA. I just showed them mercy, and watch, they will immediately turn to trust themselves, instead of me.”

I think God would further say (if I were God). . . “Look at them, Michael, now that they got into office someone they wanted and needed, they have stopped praying.”

To confirm this (if I were God), I’d ask the angel in charge of counting the prayer bowls, for daily totals. I’m sure I’d find that once “Mike Johnson, the good man,” was voted in, the prayers stopped.

Let me get back to my WARNING, WARNING, WARNING. . .

And it is the same warning for Christians and non-Christians and democrats and republicans and independents and atheists and agnostics. . .

WHERE’S YOUR TRUST?

Let me tell you what I believe Mike Johnson would ask you. He would ask, “Are you putting your trust in man or in God?”

As a prayer disciplor for over 15 years, let me ask, “HOW CAN YOU KNOW in whom you are trusting???”

BEFORE YOU ANSWER, put your pride aside.

Fortunately, the answer is very simple, maybe too simple.

Are you ready?

Here it is . . .

Are you now, after the fact, fervently praying?

Well?

Are you?

Friends, God has demonstrated MERCY, one more time, so, pray, please, pray!

Mark

 

[Photo Credit; Photo by Nexstar Media Inc; The Hill: https://thehill.com/homenews/house/4275029-five-things-to-know-about-rep-mike-johnson/]

 

Blessings,

 

MARK S MIRZA
Founder/Author
C: (404) 606-2322
W: MarkMirza.com

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Washington DC Visit-October 2023

Washington DC Visit-October 2023

TESTIMONIES FROM LAST 3 DAY VISIT TO DC

This is now the second visit that I have stretched to 3 days, and what a HUGE difference it makes. I have so many contacts now that 2 days doesn’t allow me the time to get to everyone. With a 3 day visit to DC, now I can get to everyone, and have time left over which means I don’t have to run around like a crazy-man. Instead, I can take my time with the people I engage.

MUCH BETTER!

  • For those of you who contribute financially, thank you for that. I am very pedantic about making sure your money is stretched as far as I can. I never rent a car anymore, using the METRO Rail for my transportation. And now that I’m aware of the MARC Train into DC, I fly in and out of BWI for far less money. So again, thank you. I shared with someone today that we never beg anyone for money and have never paid a bill late. Furthermore, we have always had money when we needed it. My answer is always the same when people ask me how we survive, financially. I answer, “God puts it on the hearts of men to give, and they give.” So again, thank you.

Most of you know that I leave a prayer card with men and women there. I do this so they can see how I pray for them. One of the Congressmen saves them and pulls them out of his desk to reread them.

You can find all my recent prayer cards here. . . https://markmirza.com/printprayercards/

As you read the highlighted portion of this card, would you please PRAY BIG, with me. I want to encourage all of these men and women I meet with to participate in their own district at a National Day of Prayer (NDP) event this next year. The responce I am already getting has been very encouraging. Pray for me to not miss a single elected official who wants to participate in an NDP event.

Some Brief Thoughts from October 17-19, 2023:
Lately, heading to DC the evil one continues to throw into my brain. . .

  • Mark, isn’t your season over?
  • Are you really needed?
  • Are you accomplishing anything?

I shared that with a friend who reminded me to keep doing what I know God has called me to do. “Afterall,” he said, “Isn’t the devil the one who first said, ‘Did God really say. . .'” Pray for me to remain diligent in Washington DC.

Let me share my 3 days with you:

I sensed a lot of tension, right from the beginning. Tension in offices because the House is embroiled in a leadership stand-off. And tension on the street because of the Israel-Hamas war.

EVERY DAY THE CLARITY NEEDED for my visit became more and more obvious.

Most of you know the story, when I’m walking onto the grounds of the US Capitol or into the House Office Buildings, something SCRAMBLES in my brain, and I don’t care about their politics.

I’m not there to fix the way anyone thinks. In fact, I’m not there to talk politics! I have one goal, ONE. And that is to demonstrate, to live out, the Christ that so many of them have no idea exists.

As I told someone today, “These men and women go to cocktail parties with colleagues just like them. If they talk about Christians at all, it’s from the only perspective they know. THEIRS! I get to demonstrate a Jesus who offers hope, and I demonstrate it as I pray for them.

I’ve said this before, “I have got the BEST job in DC.

Here are a few of this week’s events:

1] A Congressman was walking towards me when I stepped up and introduced myself as someone here to just pray for him. He sighed deeply and said, “Oh please, do that right now for me.” So right there in the middle of the hallway, we both bowed our heads, closed our eyes and I prayed for him.

2] I contrast the example above with a Congresswoman who had no idea how to respond when I told her I prayed for her. She paused, clearly didn’t know what to say and then said, with all sincerity, “Oh, that’s cute. Thank you.” And please hear me, I’m not being critical of her. She just had no idea how to respond. We Christians HAVE NOT given her enough interraction with us to know how to respond. I say, “Shame on us!”

3] Exiting a hallway bathroom, heading to his office, a Chief of Staff (COS) I have known from other Congressmen was looking down, not at the floor, emotionally. I went up to him and asked what was going on. That started a 15 minute discussion . . . now listen, 15 minutes is A LONG TIME for these folks. But we spent 15 minutes together! Among other things, I reminded him he was there because as a Christian he can have a voice that his staff needs to hear.

4] In an elevator (which I RARELY take) a Congresswoman saw my lanyard and then introduced herself to me, VERY GRATEFUL for the ministry of prayer.

5] One gentleman was standing on the corner and on his phone while I was walking by. I heard him say, “We need the Lord to intervene.” I have no idea the context of his statement, but I interrupted him, gave him my card and told him I was proud of him for knowing he needed the Lord to intervene. You realize I interrupted him while he was on his call! I started to walk off and he introduced himself to me. He was a Congressman. Had I known that I wouldn’t have interrupted his call. The Lord works in mysterious ways.

6] Met a congressman who was very proud to tell me he starts every day in prayer.

7] Had a fun little stop with a woman at the front desk who was a Dodgers fan. We joked and laughed and I told her I was from Northern California and a Giants fan, she said she went to school in Northern California so she liked the S.F. Giants too. There was nothing holy about this brief stop, but it demonstrates something critical. These men and woman are regular people, and they need to be prayed for as such.

8] One of my longstanding Congressional friends was walking through the hallways when we bumped into one another, I was able to remind him he was there to give Godly wisdom where others cannot.

9] A chaplain who comes to DC often was on the phone with me when I asked him how I could pray for him. He said, “Grace. Pray for grace, Mark.” I prayed Romans 15:13 for him, which gave him great solace.

10] I stopped a number of Capitol Police officers and not a few janitors to let them know I’m praying for them. They were very grateful. Very!

11] Dropping off my prayer card in one of the office, the guy I gave it to said, very excitedly, “Oh, the congressman really enjoyed the last one he got.” That was a month ago and he STILL REMEMBERED!

12] I spoke with another office staffer who shared that she has some marital problems at home. I confirmed that she is getting good council from female Bible Study Groups she’s in, but it demonstrates AGAIN, that these are regular people!

13] There is a Congressman who I see often, and he is so genuine, so likable, I smile when I know he is around. This week I exited an office and saw him from behind. I called out, “Hey, who am I walking behind?” He turned and smiled and allowed me to pray briefly for him as he hustled off to another meeting.

14] A friend of mine, who I’ve not prayed with often (only because he is so busy) just put his name in the hat for Speaker of the House. I emailed him the following, through his scheduler, who we’ll call “Sam” though that’s not his real name.

Sam,

This is Mark Mirza. I’m the one who pesters you every month about praying with the Congressman when I’m in town.

Would you please forward this to Congressman So-And-So? I know he’s got a lot going on, as do you, so I’ll keep this as short as I can:

Congressman, I’ve been praying about the Speaker situation and was very glad to see that you put your name in the hat.

I was up much of the night last night and this morning praying for you and was reminded of a free booklet that is available from my website. It is a modernized version of a 1656 sermon on how to vote.

1656 England was very divided, much like the USA is today. And in this wonderful little sermon, the pastor gives us a number of interesting perspectives on how to vote.

Let me just share with you the portion on whom to choose. They fit you to a T.
–Look for the fear of God in those you choose.
–Look for wisdom and proper gifts.
–Enquire whether they are Christians.
–Look for courage and resoluteness.
–Find purposeful focus on the nation’s public affairs.
–Choose those who have healing spirits.
–Look for a desire to serve.
–Find those faithful to ministers and to the ministry of the gospel.

Please know that I’m honored to pray for you, sir.
Mark
Thanks Sam. BTW, if you or Congressman So-And-So want this sermon you can download it free at MarkMirza.com/Politics.

15] Last month I engaged a Congressman who you would not think of when you think of prayer. As I stopped by his office and told the staff why I was there, they were genuinely grateful. I look forward to getting in front of him again soon. This is another example of me being allowed to demonstrate a Jesus I am sure they have no idea exists. Pray for open doors here. Just say Congressman “X” and God will know who you’re talking about. I tell people often that if Ephesians 6:12 is true, then your struggle is not with flesh and blood. If I gave you the name of this Congressman, you would challenge me, but isn’t that the point? What God’s word says is true, not what you see on the outside, or what you hear coming from his lips.

16] I saw another Congressman who I have missed EVERYTIME I’m in town. He was running to a meeting but he stopped long enough to seriously say, “Mark, I thank you for all your prayers.” Folks, readers, these men and women ARE REGULAR PEOPLE!!!! They need us to pray for them as such.

17] I like to use the Scheduler’s first names. I get to know them as best I can. Sometimes they see me coming and are eating lunch and the last thing they want to do is talk to me so they shut the door. In one of the offices, I saw “Sam,” not his real name, and when he saw me he put his sandwich down, came out and said, “Hello,” promising to give my prayer card to his principal. I love my job!

18] Not all stops are easy. One office I walked into EVERYONE THERE were L. A. Dodgers fans.

19] One of the last offices I went into the young man behind the desk had allowed me to pray for him last month, that God would give him peace about his next career step. He’s still there. He’s still seeking the the Lord.

As I close out this post let me remind you of something I said to a number of Congressmen this week. I told them about a short clip I heard from Dr. Stanley where he said, “Accept everything as if it is from God. Because He could have stopped it.”

It’s a powerful thought, and because God is sovereign, you can trust Him, even when you do not like what He has allowed into your life, your government, or the governents of other nations.

Love you guys. Thank you for your prayers and your financial support.

Mark

 

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