Raised in church, practically born there, but that does not put the love for God in you. I even came to a place where picking up the bible was a drudgery; I had heard it all before, but something changed in me and I cannot put a finger on it. No it did not happen over night, it happened over time. I believe that part of this desire, much like eating, has to do with my own acceptance and declaration that I love God’s word and cannot get enough.

I am not superman, and if so I have irresponsibly left my super cape lying somewhere, forgetting where it was, or forgetting to put it on enough times that there are more than a couple of people in this world that have their doubts as to whether I am a Christian at all. I can tell you this; that even in the worst of times, and there were a couple of bad ones, I have always been aware of God’s love for me. Imagine that, even while the world was yet sinners Christ died for us.

I have even struggled with the concept of why Christ’s death, which removed the sin, leaving me with only a choice to make, did not purge me, removing the desire to sin. This is something that Paul spoke of as well. I have come to the conclusion that sin must be looked at much like a genetic disposition. Yes, Jesus death removed the legal ramifications leaving only our need to accept his life in and toward us, but my bent toward death, like alcohol to some, must be refused on a daily basis. Thankfully that becomes easier and easier everyday.

I will tell you that as I have gotten older one thing is becoming very clear: The greatest thing that we can do in this battle that we wage is to pray. I hear a loud call to prayer, especially for the Muslims caught up in the deception of Islam. Pray that this nation is protected by God as heartily as you might pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Pray for Christians in the Islamic nations, that God’s hand covers them. Pray that leaders move and act in accordance with God’s plan. (Trust me on this – God’s will and Word will be performed.)

I firmly believe that there are mere minutes left before His return for his church, which is his body.

If you do nothing else then Pray, pray, and pray some more.

11 Responses to About

  1. kingdom777 says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and for your feedback. I am also following yours as your posts look interesting. I agree with you about the Muslims. The ones I’ve met have been decent people but their religion has blinded them to the truth.
    God bless and keep up the good work,


  2. Equipping The Saints says:

    Thank you for your thoughts; they are honest and greatly needed in today’s world. In regard to all people who are unsaved, it is important to remember John 3:8; it relates the work of the Holy Spirit to the movement of the wind. The wind moves fast and slow; it goes left, right, before us and behind us. We can not see the wind, but we can certainly know where it has been, and what it has done, by its undeniable evidence. Also, we have no control over the wind. The parallel is similarly seen in the work of the Holy Spirit, who moves to the left, to the right, before us, and behind us. God’s Holy Spirit can not be seen, but we can certainly know where He has been, and what He has done, by the undeniable evidence of what He has done. Also, we have no control over God’s Holy Spirit. (Psalm 103:19, “The Lord has established His throne in heaven, and His kingdom rules over all.”) One of the items of evidence of the Presence of God’s Holy Spirit in someone can be found in John 3:18, “belief,” which is not just an acknowledgement, but an intimate relationship with God the Father, through God the Son. Please keep up your good work.

    Senior Pastor, Equipping The Saints
    Philippians 3:10, “That I Might Know Him”


  3. Yahobahne says:

    Amen. I agree, pray without ceasing. God bless you. Thanks for posting and sharing your gift.


  4. Ken Yeo says:

    Thanks for commenting on my bible blog at http://tabernacleofgod.wordpress.com . God’s Kingdom needs more prayer warriors like to who have the burden to pray for the muslim world to get to know the Lord Jesus. I grow up in a muslim nation and I would like to more muslim will come into the light.

    God bless you.


  5. Hope you’re doing well, Ozzie…. (hugs)


  6. camary1996 says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. I so agree that we have minutes left…oh Lord…help the lost!!!! God bless you!


  7. remso says:

    Amen to that. I so long for him.


  8. I also believe there are only ‘minutes’ left – and we are one day closer!

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    • Jesus will return soon, which makes it even more important that more people come to know Jesus and his heavenly Father. So we can only hope that those people who call themselves Christian but still not believe that Jesus is really the son of God and not God, shall come to insight and shall follow his words, proclaiming the kingdom of God and showing others also that Jesus is the Way to God.


  9. hodgepodge4thesoul says:

    I have a travailing spirit for the Muslim community as well, especially since I have many friends who are so. Your love for JESUS is so clear. I pray HE continues to you through this blog, to reach as many for HIM as possible 🙂


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