Genetic healing, part 4

May 14, 2010

Colossians 2:13-14 (New International Version)
When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross.

Creator God,
At creation, You saw everything You had made, and it was very good. But sin came into the world through Adam and Eve, and death as the result of sin, so death spread to all men, no one being able to stop it or to escape its power because all men sinned. Our behavior was governed by our corrupt nature.
Yet Christ, by His death, nailed the written record of our trespasses to the cross. Yet Christ, by His death, nailed our corrupted genetic code to the cross.
He has bestowed upon us precious promises to enable us to escape the world’s corruption. Help us to grow more and more in the knowledge of God and our Lord Jesus. Help us to grow more and more in grace and peace. Help us to grow more and more in Your divine nature. Help us to grow more and more into the likeness of Christ. Bring into alignment all that is within us, including our DNA code.
We bless You, Lord. All that is within us blesses Your holy name. Our DNA blesses Your holy name. Holy, holy, holy is the Lord.
Genesis 1:31, Romans 5:12, Ephesians 2:1-3, Colossians 2:13-15, 2 Peter 1:2-4, Psalm 103:1

Genetic healing: part 1, part 2, part 3

Matthew 7:21-27

May 14, 2010

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my father in heaven.” (Matthew 7:21)
      Father, please help us daily do your will. Send your Holy Spirit upon us and help us walk in your ways.

“Many will say to me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name, cast out demons in your name, and done many wonders in your name?'” (Matthew 7:22)
      Jesus, please help us live into your name and your ways. Help us desire the more excellent way of love — loving you and loving your people. Help us have your transforming love — otherwise we are only sounding brass or clanging cymbals.

“And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you who practice lawlessness!'” (Matthew 7:23)
      Holy Spirit, please help the leaders and teachers and people of the Episcopal Church recognize the cost of rejecting the teaching and laws of God.

“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock:” (Matthew 7:24)
      Jesus, you are the rock and foundation for us. Help us build on you and your ways. Help us contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. Please give us listening ears and hearts that respond to your word.

“and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.” (Matthew 7:25)
      Lord Jesus, we are in such a time as this: when the flood waters have risen up; but we fear not, for you have redeemed us. We have been called by your name; and we are yours. When we pass through the waters, you are with us; and through the rivers, they cannot overflow us. When we pass through the fire, we are not burned, nor does the flame scorch us. For you are the Holy One of Israel, our savior. (See Isaiah 43:1-3)

“But everyone who hears these sayings of mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.” (Matthew 7:26-27)
      Jesus, protect our hearts from building on shifting sand. We pray for all those who have done, so that they will relocate on you: you are the rock which does not move or shake. Thank you.

      A word received: Listen to me. Turn to me. Keep me in the center of your attention and your life.

Friday: 91, 92; 1 Sam. 2:1-10; Ephesians 2:1-10; Matthew 7:22-27
Saturday: 136; Num. 11:16-17, 24-29; Ephesians 2:11-22; Matthew 7:28-8:4

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***** Pray for our Honored Guests at the Diocesan Convention. Retired Archbishop Drexel Gomez (Province of the West Indies) and Bishop Ken Clarke, Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh are our honored guests this year.

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Max MacLean: unleashing the power of God’s Word

May 14, 2010

A great quote on the power of Scripture from actor and Scripture dramatist Max MacLean:

The Bible is its own evangelist. I came to faith because I was deeply affected by the words of the Bible. The famous British preacher Charles Spurgeon was once asked how he responded to criticisms of the Bible. “Very easy,” he responded. “I defend the Bible the same way I defend a lion. I simply let it out of its cage.” That quote captures our vision for this book and for the growth of ministries that are committed to the passionate, articulate, and powerful reading of Scripture. Isn’t it time to let the Bible out of the cage, or (to borrow from the title of this book) to unleash God’s Word?

When I tell a Bible story, I have a quiet confidence that God is going to do a mighty work by the very act of reading his Word. Therefore, my objective is to engage hearers and draw them into the Word of God. My role is to use my skills and abilities, as best I can, to draw them into an experience with the Word.

From Steve Wood’s blog, Treading Grain

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