Tragedy In Your Pastor’s Family

Tragedy In Your Pastor’s Family

SOME THOUGHTS ON PRAYING SPECIFICALLY FOR YOUR PASTOR AND HIS FAMILY

  

1 John 5:14-15 (Have Confidence When You Pray God’s Will)
Now this is the confidence we have before Him: Whenever we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears whatever we ask, we know that we have what we have asked Him for.

1 Timothy 2:8a (It’s Time for Men to Pray, but, Do Not “Brow-Beat” Your Men, Let the Holy Spirit Do His Work, He Does Not Need Your Help, You Pray for the Men, Let God Draw the Men)
Therefore, I want the men in every place to pray…

Matthew 9:38 (Laborers Will Be needed in Your Church, Now More than Ever, ONLY God Will Bring Them)
Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”

John 15:7 (Abiding In His Words Encourages You to Pray His Words & Therefore His Will)
If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you want and it will be done for you.

Mark 11:24m (By Faith, Pray You Have Already Received, What You Are Praying For)
. . .when you pray, pray believing that you have already received it. . .

Exodus 17:12 (Lift the Arms of Your Pastor’s Family, The Only Reason Moses Could Rest was Because he had an Aaron & Hur in his Life, Holding up his Hands, which You Will do Vicariously for Your Pastor)
When Moses’ hands grew heavy, they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat down on it. Then Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side and one on the other so that his hands remained steady until the sun went down.

Proverbs 15:8b (Be Glad God Delights in Your Prayers);
. . .the prayer of the upright is His delight.

Psalm 37:4 (Unashamedly Pray Your Heart’s Desire for Your Pastor & his Family);
Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.

James 5:17 (Just as One Man’s Prayer made a Difference for the Entire Economy of a Nation, Trust Yours to Make a Difference in Your Pastor’s Family);
Elijah was a man with a nature like ours; yet he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the land.

1 Corinthians 14:33a (What it Means to You that God is a God of peace)
since God is not a God of disorder but of peace. . .

TRUST HIM WITH Romans 15:13 for Your Pastor’s family
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe in Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

THEN, PRAY FOR YOUR PASTOR & HIS FAMILY TO HAVE THE PEACE WHICH TRANSCENDS UNDERSTANDING Philippians 4:6-7
Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

 

Blessings,

 

MARK S MIRZA
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Christian, Are You Watching?

Christian, Are You Watching?

I have been waiting for an article like this to come out. The article is about the seizing of assets from unsavory people.

NOW STOP AND THINK. . . If governments around the world can seize the assets of unsavory individuals, how long will it take before you, Christian, are considered unsavory?

Hint, we are already considered unsavory.

Okay, here’s a ground-rule for you. I AM NOT WRITING A POLITICAL POST, so, if you want to talk politics . . . DON’T . . . I’ll delete your comment/s.

Let me tell you what I am writing about and to whom, by sharing with you THE MOST SOBERING WORDS JESUS EVER UTTERED, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. . . They’ll say, ‘Lord, Lord, look at all we did in Your name’ . . . And I’ll respond to them, ‘Depart from Me, I never knew you’ . . .” (Paraphrase of Matthew 7:21-23)

How many Christians live in the USA, 35M, 65M, 120M? Personally, I have no idea. But here’s what I do know, 2000 years ago, 120 people turned the world upside down . . . May I get a little personal? When was the last time you shared an encouraging word of hope with your neighbor, FROM THE HOPE YOU HAVE IN CHRIST? When was the last time you shared the Gospel of Hope with someone who is lost?

Maybe the issue is you. Maybe you have no hope, yourself?

People are saying publicly, more and more, “Your praying is only to make you feel better.” But they’re wrong. They’re dead wrong. I know this because too many people feel just as worried after they are done praying as they did when they started praying!

Friend, if this is you, maybe you worry because you have no hope, yourself?

The evil one wants you distracted. And he’s getting the job done. Just look at how much you yell at the TV, or the news articles on your phone. Have you not read what Paul said? We are to be aware of the evil one’s schemes (2 Corinthians 2:11). And there’s a reason for this. We are to be aware of his schemes, SO HE DOES NOT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF US, or outsmart us, or outwit us.

Does it feel like sataN has stolen your hope? Maybe it’s because you have had no hope to begin with?

The article by Judge Napolitano is about seizing people’s assets without due-process. My question is, “What are you going to do when it happens to you?”

If Jesus’ return is imminent, EXPECT THESE THINGS TO HAPPEN, in the lead up to that glorious day.

Let me help you get prepared. . .

  1. The first order of business is to make sure you are saved, by acknowledging you aren’t getting to heaven without JESUS’ DEATH on the cross. Then, TRUST GOD for salvation.
  2. Secondly, start a consistent, daily time of prayer, I.E. talking with the Lord. You don’t know how? Here are some easy ideas:
    a. Begin by praising and thanking Him (1 Chronicles 23:30)
    b. Then pray for your family (Joshua 24:15)
    c. Finish by praying that your life would exemplify the Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23)
  3. Third, start reading scripture, looking for a verse or two each day, you can think about (meditate on) ALL DAY LONG (these verses will periodically find their way into your praying).
  4. Fourth, if you don’t have a church, find one, and remember, IT WON’T BE PERFECT.

Are you ready?

Get ready, by submitting to Him.

Here’s the article that prompted this post:
https://www.newsmax.com/judgeandrewpnapolitano/asset-seizure-constitution-oligarchs/2022/03/17/id/1061678/

Here are the verses I referenced above (all are HCSB):
Joshua 24:15
But if it doesn’t please you to worship Yahweh, choose for yourselves today the one you will worship: the gods your fathers worshiped beyond the Euphrates River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living. As for me and my family, we will worship Yahweh.”

1 Chronicles 23:30
They are also to stand every morning to give thanks and praise to the LORD, and likewise in the evening.

Matthew 7:21–23
21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord!’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to Me, ‘Lord, Lord, didn’t we prophesy in Your name, drive out demons in Your name, and do many miracles in Your name?’ 23 Then I will announce to them, ‘I never knew you! Depart from Me, you lawbreakers!’

2 Corinthians 2:11
I have done this so that we may not be taken advantage of by Satan. For we are not ignorant of his schemes.

Galatians 5:22-23
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law.

 

Blessings,

 

MARK S MIRZA
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Tragic Prayers for Tragic Times

Tragic Prayers for Tragic Times

The Tragedy of War

And the Tragic Implications

Are you like me? The word, “Tragic,” in the context of “War” evokes heartbreaking pictures in my mind.

May I suggest some tragedies we might be missing? I pray that your heart will take these insights and apply them to your prayer life.

FEAR

As the death toll rises, would you pray that Ukraians would not fear man — but would realize the brevity of life and cause them to fear not knowing the Lord?

You may think the world is becoming unglued. First the Ukraine, and now possible sabre rattling in Taiwan. Would you remember though, God is in control. Are you fearing what you see? If you fear, perhaps your God is smaller than you think. Maybe you have put your trust in man rather than Him.

Do you know when Jesus will return? He said He would return when things are as bad on the earth as it was in Noah’s time (Matthew 24:37). If you are praying for Christ’s return, trust that God is manuevering nations to where He wants them for His purposes.

Trust Him to give you the strength to ENDURE IN THE TROUBLE (2 Timothy 2:3).

Pray for Christians in the Ukraine, that they would have no fear, because they trust God. And pray that those who are experiencing fear would prayerfully ask themselves, “Why?”

Sometimes fear may be telling us a lot more about ourselves than we realize.

Often, our fears are a wake-up call. Jesus said clearly, some who believe they are saved will hear the words, “I never knew you” (Matthew 7:23). Pray for those men and women who need to get saved, even though they already think they are saved.

FERVENT

Finally, as you watch what is going on, how are you being moved, motivated, inspired, and prompted? Let me tell you about a sweet woman who walked into her prayer meeting Wednesday night, just completely burdened for the children in Afghanistan and the children in the Ukraine.

I am so proud of her! She walked into church with a James 5, fervency. Do you know why she had that fervency? Because God knew her burden would cause her to pray for those children in a way that others could not.

This sweet sister reminds me of two tragedies around “fervent prayers” (James 5:16).

  • The first is, how many people are no longer fervant? And, why are they no longer fervant? Perhaps it’s because God cannot trust them to pray for those issues anymore.
  • The second tragedy is the evil one’s ability to “push your buttons.” I believe there are so many men and women who are yelling at people on the TV, they have completely missed a “fervancy-establishing,” moment of God, in their lives.

One more “finally.” If sataN is the liar of liars (John 8:44), doesn’t it make sense he would lie to us about his lies?

Are you letting the evil one’s lies distract you from praying the way God wants you to pray?

Let me help you be, “self-reflective” over this tragedy. And it’s simple.

BEFORE you tell Him your will, ask Him for His will. Start asking the Lord how He wants you to pray about these tragedies.

It will GREATLY impact ALL your prayers.

  Blessings,   MARK S MIRZA Founder/Author C: (404) 606-2322 W: MarkMirza.com  Logo and Social Media Info