Oh Lord, I pray that we will all be ready before our death and or Your Second Coming. Each one of us will come before You in judgment, although only a few will be saved. Therefore, I pray that people who are undecided will make a decision to follow You. That they will not procrastinate what they know is right in their hearts. I wish I could get up upon the housetops and preach that You are coming and will be our judge come death. However, I know that this will only incite fear and cause people to think I am crazy. Laughers and scoffers have been around from generation to generation when it comes to Your coming, Lord. Though I believe that You will be here before we know it, many people still think that they can live their own lives and then repent later. Others are even more extreme and will say that when they die, they will just reincarnate or not exist, so they are good to go. If people just knew the outcome of their lives come judgment day. I may have escaped Your wrath by repenting and turning to You in my sins, but others will not be so fortunate. Therefore, I pray that many more souls will be saved before Your great and dreadful day. It will be wonderful to me and other true believers, but absolutely terrible for the wicked. I believe in You, Lord. You are my God and I will follow You. I love You. Amen.
2 Peter 3:3,4 (KJV)
3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
Before Jesus’s return, people will continue to think Christians are crazy, but they will also see His coming, even with great fear.
Oh Lord, I pray that many people will be drawn to You before this life is done for them. Judgment day is coming and I want people to be ready. I can see that many people who are in false religions/cults, can still be saved. If more people would simply be outspoken and bold for Your kingdom, we could reach them with the true gospel message of the cross and resurrection. Your salvation is real and people can come out of false religions and into a saving relationship with You. It is sad to know that many people who leave what is false behind become atheists. I wish that was not the case, but as they were on the path to destruction while under false beliefs, they continue this way in their unbelief. Lord, I know that You are able to show Yourself to these people in visions, dreams, and through people, but they must be open to You first. I wish that more people would join me in these efforts of bringing the gospel to every person in this world. Surely, nobody is a lost cause, for You love everyone the same. You are so patient and merciful to us, though we don’t always deserve it. Lord, be with me in this hour and the days ahead of me. Open my mouth and give me words to speak. I am Your disciple and wish to lead many more souls to You. I love You, Jesus. Amen.
2 Peter 2:1,2 (KJV)
1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
One day in judgment, every Mormon will eventually find out that their religion was false. Then will they wish they listened to true Christians and, most importantly, God while in their lifetime.
Oh Lord, I pray that You will use me mightily for Your kingdom. Build up my faith daily through the Holy Spirit. Give me characteristics that come from the Spirit, even traits like virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, kindness, and charity in my life. There have been times that this type of lifestyle was who I was. I continued in them daily. What I need help with now is to have patience, kindness, and charity. I need to be more aware of people and their needs like I once was before. When I am less into myself and into others, their ways are more important. I am able to minister to people the way You would on earth. Lord, it is true that I seek You daily, but know that I am not perfect. I have said things I should not say to people while getting impatient with them. I am sorry and also hope and pray that these same people will accept my apology. I have learned that I can never win anybody to You if the Spirit is not in me. Therefore, I pray that it will abound and that I will not keep myself distant from You. So many things in this life try to take precedence over You, and I pray that through Your strength in me, I will be led away from every evil and wicked temptation. Nothing is more important than knowing You and being led by Your mighty hand. I love You more than anything this flesh desires. You are my God and I worship You. Keep an eye on me, Lord. Help me endure life’s trials. I love You, God. Amen.
2 Peter 1:5-7 (KJV)
5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;
7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.
Your faith in Jesus also leads you to have traits like virtue, knowledge, patience, godliness, kindness, and charity in your life.
Oh Lord, my God, and my King, I bow down before You. Humbly, do I seek Your hand, that Your wisdom will pour into my life. I’ve cast off all my pride at Your feet, that You may use me for Your kingdom. With you in my life, there is no more darkness but only light. So make Your presence known to me each and every day that I am alive. As You give me breath, lead me also in Your ways. Help me to not veer to the left or right of You, but continue walking straightway with You. With You on my side, I can do all things and not give in to temptation. I am amazed that Your grace is for me, after all I have done. You are so patient and forgiving. Though my sins were great in the past, You have wiped my slate clean. Wow! I don’t deserve Your mercy and grace, but still, You love me. Thank You! Though my life is short, I will serve You, Lord. Have Your way in my life. My whole desire is to hear Your voice and do as You say. As for what is happening this week, I know a hiking trip is coming up. And even in the woods, God, I pray that I will not be shy to share the gospel with people I meet. Especially with the family I am with will I open my mouth for Your sake. I love You, God. Amen.
1 Peter 5:5-8 (KJV)
5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.
We are told to be humble and sober-minded. This way we will be teachable and ready to receive what God wants to tell us.
Oh Lord, I pray that You will give me the strength to overcome the trials and tribulations in this life. I have experienced persecution while witnessing on the streets. I still remember the day when a man came up to me and Zechariah and told us he was going to kill us if we continued preaching. It was at this moment that I prayed and his friend came between us and him. He stopped him from pulling a gun and going forth with his wicked plans. He was outraged in his drunkenness, but still, You heard my cries and gave me peace. We knew we had to leave and left as fast as we could. Lord, that day seems like yesterday, although it has been a few years now. Since that time, I have suffered from nose and throat issues, where I am constantly feeling congested and needing to clear my throat. This is very painful at times, where I often have a hard dealing with it. Only You have comforted me while I am sick. Drugs have not helped, but only Your love and peace. These many years, I have gone through financial issues that almost ruined my family, but You stepped in and made everything better. I have seen my mom, my dad, and others pass away, which has broken my heart. Lord, I know that this life is hard, but in the next, it is worth it. Therefore, I am not ashamed of the faith I have in You. I will love You until the end. Amen.
1 Peter 4:16-19 (KJV)
16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
Christians suffer a lot. Persecutions come, as people try to still our joy. But in prayer, we are given the strength to overcome.
Oh Lord, I pray that You will help me stay clean, that I may not tarnish my relationship with you again. I know there have been times in my life where I have not heard You for some time because of my sins and I am so sorry. Forgive me for giving into temptation, when I should have cried out to You for help instead. I was weak and You could have given me strength to overcome. I am not able to defend myself on my own. My flesh is weak and will continue to fall unless I have You in my life to help me. Thank You for this week. I have looked to You in faith, not giving into temptation, which is better than last week. And the only reason why it’s been different is because You have been with me all throughout. Although I am alone and my family is far away on vacation, Your presence makes everything better. Thank You, Lord, for Your love for me. You are so patient, loving, kind, merciful, and forgiving. All I need is You in my life and I am happy. Teach me Your ways and I will do them. Lead me by the hand and I will go and do as You say. Truly, in this life, we can either be a vessel for the enemy or You in our lives. As for me, I choose to be Your vessel. Shine Your light in my life. Use me for Your glory. I pray that Your works will be seen through me as it is in heaven. I love You, Lord. I trust in You. Amen.
1 Peter 3:12 (KJV)
12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
God listens to those who confess their sins and forsakes them, not people who willfully sin. Unanswered prayers are for a reason.
Oh Lord, I give my life to You completely. I can say that I have faith, but if I am not living for You, then I am only lying to myself. Take my hands and do a new work in me. The day I was baptized, You filled me up with the Holy Spirit. And the best thing about that day is that You came, Jesus, and dwelled inside of me. Thank You, Lord. I have never been the same since the day I put my trust in You and was baptized. I ask that You watch over me and my family. Keep our eyes fastened upon You. I only wish to be led by the king of glory now. Forgive me of my sins and have mercy upon my soul. I understand that Your eyes are opened to those people who are obedient to You and closed off to the wicked. In saying that, look upon me now. I am no longer distant from You, but desirous to live my whole life for You, God. Yes, Lord. I give my whole life to serve You. Tear out of my life anything that is distracting me and leading me on a path that leads to destruction. Only You can take me where I am today and lead me on Your path of holiness and righteousness. Surely, I am not able to do any of this on my own power. I need You to give me strength. Therefore, I come to You each day to fill me up with Your power. I believe in You, Lord. You are so good to me, God. I trust in You. I believe in You. I love You. Amen.
1 Peter 3:18-22 (KJV) 18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: 19 By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; 20 Which sometime were disobedient,
Baptism is very important to our salvation. This is when we put on Christ and tell Him that we desire to walk in the Spirit now. Paul Gee / July 24, 2021 / Related Devotional
Oh Lord, I pray that my life is a representation of my faith in You. I know that if I am simply doing my own things and not what You command, then my faith is dead. This cannot be, for I love You, Lord. I do not wish to remain in any sinful act. This would kill my relationship with You, which I fear the most. Surely, the most terrifying thing I can think of is dying and not being worthy to enter Your rest in heaven. If I willfully sin, this is on the back of my mind each time, of which brings me to my knees in prayer. Lord, I know that the enemy doesn’t want me to be with You in heaven, but to be with everyone else who is disobedient in hell and the lake of fire. Even as I pray, I know that there must be thousands of people dying and going to hell each day, from all across the globe. This really takes my breath away just thinking about this and the pains and torments they must be experiencing. For this reason, I pray that You will always hear my prayers and see my heart for You, God. I may not be perfect, but I wish to serve and do Your will as it is in heaven. If I am not being led by You, then I am alone and will never accomplish things that are meaningful in the next life. I need Your guidance and direction to be happy. Give me wisdom and fill me with the Holy Spirit. I believe in You. I trust in You. You are my God and I love You. Amen.
1 Peter 2:1-3 (KJV)
1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,
2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.