Oh Lord, I pray that people will wake up to their false beliefs. May they repent before they take their last breath. I fear that too many people would rather believe what their church has taught them instead of what You have said in the Bible. One teaching that really bothers me is the Queen of Heaven and/or Heavenly Mother teaching. I can’t help but see how angry you were with the people in Jeremiah’s time when it came to this idolatrous practice. Truly, Your anger was stirred out against the people because of these wicked practices. And now we see them in full swing again in Catholicism with Mary being made out to be the Queen of Heaven, and Mormons believing in a Heavenly Mother. Even today I had a conversation with an LDS Missionary and tried to show him the verses in Jeremiah, chapter 7, verses 15-20, that speak against the Queen of Heaven teaching, and still he could not stop believing in a fertility God. All this is blasphemy and I pray that You will cause these false beliefs to cease once and for all. I believe in You, Lord. You are my God and I worship You alone. Amen.
Jeremiah 7:15-18 (KJV)
15 And I will cast you out of my sight, as I have cast out all your brethren, even the whole seed of Ephraim.
16 Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: for I will not hear thee.
17 Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem?
18 The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.
The belief in the Queen of Heaven or a Heavenly Mother is not of God and a false teaching that has been around for centuries.
Oh Lord, I pray that You will not only use me for Your kingdom but many more Christians also. I know that we have millions of people that say they are Christian, but only a few of them have and are using spiritual giftings for Your kingdom now. Why this is, I may never know. But this does not have to continue this way. First off, I pray for every pastor at different Bible-believing churches. Lead them, Lord. Give them words to speak. Help them awaken people to Your ministry and not just come to church. There is so much that people could be doing with spiritual giftings upon them from heaven, but how can they know about such gifts unless it is taught? Through baptism is when an outpouring of these spiritual gifts comes. May this teaching become crystal clear for every person in the churches. I pray for a hunger for Your Word and to pray like never before in every person’s hearts, not just pastors. Then, will they also desire to go out in the harvest and begin to win souls for You, Jesus. I have loved the times I have gone out and reached people with Your gospel message, Lord. These are the best times of my life. I love You. Doing Your will is what I am called for. I trust in You. Amen.
Exodus 6:1-3 (KJV)
1 Then the Lord said unto Moses, Now shalt thou see what I will do to Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall he let them go, and with a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land.
2 And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the Lord:
3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah was I not known to them.
God wants to use us in His kingdom in ways that we may not want to. How we react to His desires is what is important.
Oh Lord, I pray that people will go forth in the harvest no matter if there is much resistance. Truly, not everywhere we go there are people ready to hear Your voice and be converted to the gospel. However, as we heed Your voice, I know that we will be led to people who have been seeking the truth and are ready to receive You. I love the times I’ve been on the streets witnessing for You, especially when a person is willing to pray for salvation. This makes the night worth it. I can still remember the day that I was preaching the gospel in front of a pizza place and a bunch of teenagers began asking me questions about You, Jesus. It was then that they were all convicted of their sins and wanted to do a joint prayer while holding hands. Each person prayed for salvation and many tears were shed that day. The hardest thing was having enough gospel tracts and Bibles to hand out for they were all given out in an instance. That night like other nights in the harvest, it took a while until we found someone to witness to. Thankfully, I didn’t give up. And even now, I continue to witness Your gospel truths. I love You, Lord. Thank You for that night and give me many more encounters like this in the future. I trust in You. Amen.
Exodus 5:1-3 (KJV)
1 And afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness.
2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the Lord, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the Lord, neither will I let Israel go.
3 And they said, The God of the Hebrews hath met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days’ journey into the desert, and sacrifice unto the Lord our God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence, or with the sword.
When God asks us to witness to someone about Jesus it might come with much resistance. He gives us strength through prayer.
Oh Lord, I pray that You will come into our lives. Have Your way in us, Lord. On our knees do we fall down and worship You, my King. We are sorry for our sins. Forgive us and form us into the person You wish us to be. We may have lived a life that is unpleasing in Your sight, but we are sorry and need Your mercy. Take any false beliefs and throw them out in the fire also. Through daily Bible study and prayer, speak into our souls Your wisdom. May our beliefs come from You alone. Help us to not trust in people that are really not for You. Many people appear to be good or in the faith, but inwardly they are ravening wolves causing many people to go astray. Truly, on the day that You return and judgment is set upon the earth, many people will say Lord, Lord, haven’t I done all these good things while on earth. However, in all this, You never knew them. What most people do is make up a god to fit their own beliefs and family traditions, instead of searching the scriptures (Old and New Testament) for themselves. So Your words don’t apply to their lives and who they are. This is a travesty, for many of these people seem genuine, but are lost nonetheless. I love You, Lord. Lead us safely home, God. Amen.
2 Timothy 4:3-5 (KJV)
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
Calling all Satanists, witches, atheists, and those in false religions to come to Jesus. Your unbelief, false beliefs, and/or wickedness will cause you to die in your sins and go to hell lest you repent and come to Jesus.
Oh Lord, I pray that people will stop denying their chance to do Your will on earth. We are Your hands and feet. However, many people deny their opportunity to serve You because of different reasons. They may think they are inadequate in their speech or have other excuses for not jumping into the calling that You have for their lives. Do they not realize that You created us? How in the same way You created us, You can shape us into the person You desire also. As for me, I’ve had a speech impediment most of my life, but that was not stopping me from telling people about You, Jesus. The moment I was baptized I wanted to tell everyone about You. I found many occasions to knock on doors and to street evangelize, and I did not have to worry about my speech impediment. You were the one giving me the words to speak and I was able to proclaim the good news of the gospel with clarity. I am still able to do this to this day and I give You all the glory. I am so happy I didn’t doubt Your calling to be an evangelist, for I could have easily done this. Lord, You mean more to me than anything else. Therefore, I will live and die for You. I love You. Lead me now and forever. Amen.
Exodus 4:10-14 (KJV)
10 And Moses said unto the Lord, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.
11 And the Lord said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the Lord?
12 Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.
13 And he said, O my Lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou wilt send.
14 And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Moses, and he said, Is not Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know that he can speak well. And also, behold, he cometh forth to meet thee: and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart.
God is not ok with us forfeiting our spiritual gifts. In His anger God finds someone else to fulfill His needs on earth.
Oh Lord, I pray that You will lead more people in the harvest in order to reach people who are lost in cults and in the world. Help them like You have me to not be ashamed to share Your truth no matter if it does seem harsh at first. Truly, the truth does hurt when people are deep into their false beliefs. It leaves a sting, but this sting is necessary. If people cannot see that they are in sin then they will continue to go against Your will unknowingly. One thing I would never wish to do is to simply be loving to people who are perishing in their false beliefs or worldly actions. This would make me an unfaithful servant, for I allowed them to live their own lives and then die in their sins. Surely, hell awaits the majority of people that die in this world and I wish to stop this from happening with more people. Since I am only one person I know that I can only help a few people compared to the billions of people in this world. However, that few can grow into the thousands and millions if people would simply rise up and join me in these efforts to reach the lost before it is too late. I do all this for You, God. You deserve all the glory. I love You, Lord. Amen.
1 Corinthians 15:30,31 (KJV)
30 And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?
31 I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.
It is important to die daily in the Lord. This means getting rid of things that are holding us back from serving Him completely.
Oh Lord, I pray that You will become each one of our teachers and not the people who we may make our teachers in the church’s we currently attend. Too many people rely on their church leaders to lead them into truth instead of relying on what Your Word says. Too many cults have sprung up because of this and it saddens me to the core that people don’t listen to You but people instead. All it takes is reading the Bible for themselves and then all their false beliefs will slowly be cast into the fire. You are the only person who should be molding and shaping us into the person we ought to be, not people. So I rebuke every false teacher who does not head what Your Word says in the Bible, but instead teaches things that are of men. Surely, they have a form of godliness, but Your light is not in them. I wish I could lend a helping hand to each person who is stuck in a false religion now and safely lead them out of it to you, Lord. However, I know that because of the vast amount of false churches, I will need many more sisters and brothers in the faith to step out in faith. Help us shine forth for all to see. Then, will people who are lost come to You, Jesus, and be saved. Open our mouths and fill us with Holy Spirit. Give us words to speak to people. I trust in You, Jesus. I love You, Lord. Amen.
Exodus 3:13-15 (KJV)
13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?
14 And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you.
15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, the Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.
As Jesus said, He is the great “I Am”, or God Almighty, of which spoke to Abraham and also Moses in a flame of fire.
Oh Lord, I give You thanks for my wife and my two beautiful daughters. They are a blessing to my life. Surely, the day that I met my wife I knew that she was different among the other women I dated. And now I know why I felt this way. It was You directing me to her. Thankfully I listened to these promptings, for now, we are in year 15 of the marriage and my two daughters are in high school and nearing the end of grade school. We are happy because You are with us. So much has changed over the years. You have done a mighty work in my life and there’s also. Together, You have led us to Calvary Chapel. For many years, my heart cried out for answers. I was lost in my false beliefs and needed to be rescued. There was also much sin in my life because of lust. I prayed for help and You came to my rescue. In my tears did You forgive me of all my sins. You remembered me among the billions of people on earth and had compassion for my soul. Through Your blood, Jesus, am I made new. You have set me free! I love You, Lord. Lead me all the rest of my days. Amen.
Exodus 2:23-25 (KJV)
23 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.
24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.
God remembers us in our trials and tribulations. Cry out to Him and your prayers will be answered in his timing. Paul Gee / January 10, 2022 / Related Devotional