Day 5/19 – An Inner Beauty

Humility  – 1 Peter 5:5-6 (ESV)  “Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you,”  1 Peter 5:5-6 

“We have to determine our theology from the Word of God, not from what we feel.”  R C Sproul

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This email contains, sequentially: Memory Verse (above), Daily Devotion from “Thoughts From The Diary of A Desperate Man” by Walter A. Henrichsen (“Walt”), Scripture Reading  (read the entire Bible in 1 year), and Prayer Requests. 

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An Inner Beauty

Day One Hundred Thirty-nine

“And Leah’s eyes were weak, but Rachel was beautiful of form and face.” Genesis 29:17

Laban had two daughters, Leah and Rachel.  Leah, the older of the two, lacked the natural beauty that attracts the attention of men.  In some way her eyes detracted from her looks.  Jacob worked seven years for the hand of Rachel, but on their wedding night Laban switched sisters, resulting in the union of Jacob and Leah.  Jacob then worked seven more years for the hand of Rachel.

“And when the Lord saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.”215   Of the twelve sons of Jacob (the twelve tribes of Israel) Leah had six and Rachel had two.  Among the six sons of Leah were Judah, representing the kingly tribe from which David and Jesus Christ came, and Levi, the priestly tribe from which Moses and Aaron came.  Rachel worshipped stolen idols and lied when asked if she had them.  She died in childbearing and was buried on the side of the road between Jerusalem and Bethlehem.  Leah was buried with her husband and the other patriarchs.

The outer beauty can easily captivate you, causing you to miss the inner beauty that delights the heart of God.  The former fades and becomes grotesque while the latter increases in radiance.  Thus the Holy Spirit says, “Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.”216

215 Genesis 29:31

216 Proverbs 31:30

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1 Chronicles 7-9 John 6:22-44 (New King James Version)

1 Chronicles 7-9

The Family of Issachar

The sons of Issachar wereTola, [a]Puah, [b]Jashub, and Shimron—four in all.The sons of Tola wereUzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Jibsam, and Shemuel, heads of their father’s house. The sonsof Tola weremighty men of valor in their generations; their number in the days of David wastwenty-two thousand six hundred. The son of Uzzi wasIzrahiah, and the sons of Izrahiah wereMichael, Obadiah, Joel, and Ishiah. All five of them werechief men. And with them, by their generations, according to their fathers’ houses, werethirty-six thousand troops ready for war; for they had many wives and sons.

Now their brethren among all the families of Issachar weremighty men of valor, listed by their genealogies, eighty-seven thousand in all.

The Family of Benjamin

The sonsof Benjamin wereBela, Becher, and Jediael—three in all.The sons of Bela were Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri—five in all.They wereheads of theirfathers’ houses, and they were listed by their genealogies, twenty-two thousand and thirty-four mighty men of valor.

The sons of Becher wereZemirah, Joash, Eliezer, Elioenai, Omri, Jerimoth, Abijah, Anathoth, and Alemeth. All these arethe sons of Becher. And they were recorded by genealogy according to their generations, heads of their fathers’ houses, twenty thousand two hundred mighty men of valor. 10 The son of Jediael wasBilhan, and the sons of Bilhan wereJeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Chenaanah, Zethan, Tharshish, and Ahishahar.

11 All these sons of Jediael wereheads of their fathers’ houses; there wereseventeen thousand two hundred mighty men of valor fit to go out for war andbattle. 12 [c]Shuppim and [d]Huppim werethe sons of [e]Ir, andHushim wasthe son of [f]Aher.

The Family of Naphtali

13 The sons of Naphtali were[g]Jahziel, Guni, Jezer, and [h]Shallum, the sons of Bilhah.

The Family of Manasseh (West)

14 The descendants of Manasseh: his Syrian concubine bore him Machir the father of Gilead, the father of Asriel. 15 Machir took as his wife the sisterof [i]Huppim and [j]Shuppim, whose name wasMaachah. The name of Gilead’s[k]grandson wasZelophehad, but Zelophehad begot only daughters. 16 (Maachah the wife of Machir bore a son, and she called his name Peresh. The name of his brother wasSheresh, and his sons wereUlam and Rakem. 17 The son of Ulam wasBedan.) These werethe descendants of Gilead the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh.

18 His sister Hammoleketh bore Ishhod, [l]Abiezer, and Mahlah.

19 And the sons of Shemida were Ahian, Shechem, Likhi, and Aniam.

The Family of Ephraim

20 The sons of Ephraim wereShuthelah, Bered his son, Tahath his son, Eladah his son, Tahath his son, 21 Zabad his son, Shuthelah his son, and Ezer and Elead. The men of Gath who were born in thatland killed thembecause they came down to take away their cattle. 22 Then Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his brethren came to comfort him.

23 And when he went in to his wife, she conceived and bore a son; and he called his name [m]Beriah, because tragedy had come upon his house. 24 Now his daughter wasSheerah, who built Lower and Upper Beth Horon and Uzzen Sheerah; 25 and Rephah washis son, as wellas Resheph, and Telah his son, Tahan his son, 26 Laadan his son, Ammihud his son, Elishama his son, 27 [n]Nun his son, and Joshua his son.

28 Now their possessions and dwelling places wereBethel and its towns: to the east [o]Naaran, to the west Gezer and its towns, and Shechem and its towns, as far as [p]Ayyah and its towns; 29 and by the borders of the children of Manasseh wereBeth Shean and its towns, Taanach and its towns, Megiddo and its towns, Dor and its towns. In these dwelt the children of Joseph, the son of Israel.

The Family of Asher

30 The sons of Asher wereImnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, and their sister Serah. 31 The sons of Beriah wereHeber and Malchiel, who was the father of [q]Birzaith. 32 And Heber begot Japhlet, [r]Shomer, [s]Hotham, and their sister Shua. 33 The sons of Japhlet werePasach, Bimhal, and Ashvath. These werethe children of Japhlet. 34 The sons of Shemer wereAhi, Rohgah, Jehubbah, and Aram. 35 And the sons of his brother Helem wereZophah, Imna, Shelesh, and Amal. 36 The sons of Zophah wereSuah, Harnepher, Shual, Beri, Imrah, 37 Bezer, Hod, Shamma, Shilshah, [t]Jithran, and Beera. 38 The sons of Jether wereJephunneh, Pispah, and Ara. 39 The sons of Ulla wereArah, Haniel, and Rizia.

40 All these werethe children of Asher, heads of theirfathers’ houses, choice men, mighty men of valor, chief leaders. And they were recorded by genealogies among the army fit for battle; their number wastwenty-six thousand.

The Family Tree of King Saul of Benjamin

Now Benjamin begot Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second, [u]Aharah the third, Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth. The sons of Bela were[v]Addar, Gera, Abihud, Abishua, Naaman, Ahoah, Gera, [w]Shephuphan, and Huram.

These arethe sons of Ehud, who were the heads of the fathers’ housesof the inhabitants of Geba, and who forced them to move to Manahath: Naaman, Ahijah, and Gera who forced them to move. He begot Uzza and Ahihud.

Also Shaharaim had children in the country of Moab, after he had sent away Hushim and Baara his wives. By Hodesh his wife he begot Jobab, Zibia, Mesha, Malcam, 10 Jeuz, Sachiah, and Mirmah. These werehis sons, heads of their fathers’ houses.

11 And by Hushim he begot Abitub and Elpaal. 12 The sons of Elpaal wereEber, Misham, and Shemed, who built Ono and Lod with its towns; 13 and Beriah and Shema, who wereheads of their fathers’ housesof the inhabitants of Aijalon, who drove out the inhabitants of Gath. 14 Ahio, Shashak, Jeremoth, 15 Zebadiah, Arad, Eder, 16 Michael, Ispah, and Joha werethe sons of Beriah. 17 Zebadiah, Meshullam, Hizki, Heber, 18 Ishmerai, Jizliah, and Jobab werethe sons of Elpaal. 19 Jakim, Zichri, Zabdi, 20 Elienai, Zillethai, Eliel, 21 Adaiah, Beraiah, and Shimrath werethe sons of [x]Shimei. 22 Ishpan, Eber, Eliel, 23 Abdon, Zichri, Hanan, 24 Hananiah, Elam, Antothijah, 25 Iphdeiah, and Penuel werethe sons of Shashak. 26 Shamsherai, Shehariah, Athaliah, 27 Jaareshiah, Elijah, and Zichri werethe sons of Jeroham.

28 These wereheads of the fathers’ housesby their generations, chief men. These dwelt in Jerusalem.

29 Now [y]the father of Gibeon, whose wife’s name wasMaacah, dwelt at Gibeon. 30 And his firstborn son wasAbdon, then Zur, Kish, Baal, Nadab, 31 Gedor, Ahio, [z]Zecher, 32 and Mikloth, whobegot [aa]Shimeah. They also dwelt [ab]alongside their [ac]relatives in Jerusalem, with their brethren. 33 Ner[ad] begot Kish, Kish begot Saul, and Saul begot Jonathan, Malchishua, [ae]Abinadab, and [af]Esh-Baal. 34 The son of Jonathan was[ag]Merib-Baal, and Merib-Baal begot Micah. 35 The sons of Micah werePithon, Melech, [ah]Tarea, and Ahaz. 36 And Ahaz begot [ai]Jehoaddah; Jehoaddah begot Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri begot Moza. 37 Moza begot Binea, [aj]Raphah his son, Eleasah his son, andAzel his son.

38 Azel had six sons whose names werethese: Azrikam, Bocheru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, and Hanan. All these werethe sons of Azel. 39 And the sons of Eshek his brother wereUlam his firstborn, Jeush the second, and Eliphelet the third.

40 The sons of Ulam were mighty men of valor—archers. Theyhad many sons and grandsons, one hundred and fifty in all.These wereall sons of Benjamin.

Priests and Levites in Jerusalem

So all Israel was [ak]recorded by genealogies, and indeed, they wereinscribed in the book of the kings of Israel. But Judah was carried away captive to Babylon because of their unfaithfulness. And the first inhabitants who dweltin their possessions in their cities wereIsraelites, priests, Levites, and the Nethinim.

Dwellers in Jerusalem

Now in Jerusalem the children of Judah dwelt, and some of the children of Benjamin, and of the children of Ephraim and Manasseh: Uthai the son of Ammihud, the son of Omri, the son of Imri, the son of Bani, of the descendants of Perez, the son of Judah. Of the Shilonites: Asaiah the firstborn and his sons. Of the sons of Zerah: Jeuel, and their brethren—six hundred and ninety. Of the sons of Benjamin: Sallu the son of Meshullam, the son of Hodaviah, the son of Hassenuah; Ibneiah the son of Jeroham; Elah the son of Uzzi, the son of Michri; Meshullam the son of Shephatiah, the son of Reuel, the son of Ibnijah; and their brethren, according to their generations—nine hundred and fifty-six. All these men wereheads of a father’s housein their fathers’ houses.

The Priests at Jerusalem

10 Of the priests: Jedaiah, Jehoiarib, and Jachin; 11 [al]Azariah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the officer over the house of God; 12 Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of Pashur, the son of Malchijah; Maasai the son of Adiel, the son of Jahzerah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Meshillemith, the son of Immer; 13 and their brethren, heads of their fathers’ houses—one thousand seven hundred and sixty. They were[am]very able men for the work of the service of the house of God.

The Levites at Jerusalem

14 Of the Levites: Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari; 15 Bakbakkar, Heresh, Galal, and Mattaniah the son of Micah, the son of Zichri, the son of Asaph; 16 Obadiah the son of Shemaiah, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun; and Berechiah the son of Asa, the son of Elkanah, who lived in the villages of the Netophathites.

The Levite Gatekeepers

17 And the gatekeepers wereShallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman, and their brethren. Shallum wasthe chief. 18 Until then they had beengatekeepers for the camps of the children of Levi at the King’s Gate on the east.

19 Shallum the son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and his brethren, from his father’s house, the Korahites, werein charge of the work of the service, [an]gatekeepers of the tabernacle. Their fathers had been keepers of the entrance to the camp of the Lord. 20 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar had been the officer over them in time past; the Lord waswith him. 21 Zechariah the son of Meshelemiah was[ao]keeper of the door of the tabernacle of meeting.

22 All those chosen as gatekeepers weretwo hundred and twelve. They were recorded by their genealogy, in their villages. David and Samuel the seer had appointed them to their trusted office. 23 So they and their children werein charge of the gates of the house of the Lord, the house of the tabernacle, by assignment. 24 The gatekeepers were assigned to the four directions: the east, west, north, and south. 25 And their brethren in their villages hadto come with them from time to time for seven days. 26 For in this trusted office werefour chief gatekeepers; they were Levites. And they had charge over the chambers and treasuries of the house of God. 27 And they lodged allaround the house of God because [ap]they hadthe responsibility, and they werein charge of opening itevery morning.

Other Levite Responsibilities

28 Now someof them were in charge of the serving vessels, for they brought them in and took them out by count. 29 Someof them wereappointed over the furnishings and over all the implements of the sanctuary, and over the fine flour and the wine and the oil and the incense and the spices. 30 And someof the sons of the priests made the ointment of the spices.

31 Mattithiah of the Levites, the firstborn of Shallum the Korahite, had the trusted office over the things that were baked in the pans. 32 And some of their brethren of the sons of the Kohathites werein charge of preparing the showbread for every Sabbath.

33 These are the singers, heads of the fathers’ housesof the Levites, who lodgedin the chambers, and werefree from other duties;for they were employed in thatwork day and night. 34 These heads of the fathers’ housesof the Levites wereheads throughout their generations. They dwelt at Jerusalem.

The Family of King Saul

35 Jeiel the father of Gibeon, whose wife’s name wasMaacah, dwelt at Gibeon. 36 His firstborn son wasAbdon, then Zur, Kish, Baal, Ner, Nadab, 37 Gedor, Ahio, [aq]Zechariah, and Mikloth. 38 And Mikloth begot [ar]Shimeam. They also dwelt alongside their relatives in Jerusalem, with their brethren. 39 Ner begot Kish, Kish begot Saul, and Saul begot Jonathan, Malchishua, Abinadab, and Esh-Baal. 40 The son of Jonathan wasMerib-Baal, and Merib-Baal begot Micah. 41 The sons of Micah werePithon, Melech, [as]Tahrea, and[at] Ahaz. 42 And Ahaz begot [au]Jarah; Jarah begot Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri begot Moza; 43 Moza begot Binea, [av]Rephaiah his son, Eleasah his son, and Azel his son.

44 And Azel had six sons whose names werethese: Azrikam, Bocheru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, and Hanan; these werethe sons of Azel.

Footnotes:

  • 1 Chronicles 7:1 Puvah,Gen. 46:13
  • 1 Chronicles 7:1 Job,Gen. 46:13
  • 1 Chronicles 7:12 Shupham,Num. 26:39
  • 1 Chronicles 7:12 Hupham,Num. 26:39
  • 1 Chronicles 7:12 Iri,v. 7
  • 1 Chronicles 7:12 Ahiram,Num. 26:38
  • 1 Chronicles 7:13 Jahzeel,Gen. 46:24
  • 1 Chronicles 7:13 Shillem,Gen. 46:24
  • 1 Chronicles 7:15 Hupham,v. 12Num. 26:39
  • 1 Chronicles 7:15 Shupham,v. 12Num. 26:39
  • 1 Chronicles 7:15 Lit. the second
  • 1 Chronicles 7:18 Jeezer,Num. 26:30
  • 1 Chronicles 7:23 Lit. In Tragedy
  • 1 Chronicles 7:27 Heb. Non
  • 1 Chronicles 7:28 Naarath,Josh. 16:7
  • 1 Chronicles 7:28 Many Heb. mss., Bg., LXX, Tg., Vg. Gazza
  • 1 Chronicles 7:31 Or Birzavithor Birzoth
  • 1 Chronicles 7:32 Shemer,1 Chr. 7:34
  • 1 Chronicles 7:32 Helem,1 Chr. 7:35
  • 1 Chronicles 7:37 Jether,v. 38
  • 1 Chronicles 8:1 Ahiram,Num. 26:38
  • 1 Chronicles 8:3 Ard,Num. 26:40
  • 1 Chronicles 8:5 Shupham,Num. 26:39, or Shuppim,1 Chr. 7:12
  • 1 Chronicles 8:21 Shema,1 Chr. 7:13
  • 1 Chronicles 8:29 Jeiel,1 Chr. 9:35
  • 1 Chronicles 8:31 Zechariah,1 Chr. 9:37
  • 1 Chronicles 8:32 Shimeam,1 Chr. 9:38
  • 1 Chronicles 8:32 Lit. opposite
  • 1 Chronicles 8:32 brethren
  • 1 Chronicles 8:33 Also the son of Gibeon, 1 Chr. 9:3639
  • 1 Chronicles 8:33 Jishui,1 Sam. 14:49
  • 1 Chronicles 8:33 Ishbosheth,2 Sam. 2:8
  • 1 Chronicles 8:34 Mephibosheth,2 Sam. 4:4
  • 1 Chronicles 8:35 Tahrea,1 Chr. 9:41
  • 1 Chronicles 8:36 Jarah,1 Chr. 9:42
  • 1 Chronicles 8:37 Raphaiah,1 Chr. 9:43
  • 1 Chronicles 9:1 enrolled
  • 1 Chronicles 9:11 Seraiah,Neh. 11:11
  • 1 Chronicles 9:13 Lit. mighty men of strength
  • 1 Chronicles 9:19 Lit. thresholds
  • 1 Chronicles 9:21 gatekeeper
  • 1 Chronicles 9:27 the watch was committed to them
  • 1 Chronicles 9:37 Zecher,1 Chr. 8:31
  • 1 Chronicles 9:38 Shimeah,1 Chr. 8:32
  • 1 Chronicles 9:41 Tarea,1 Chr. 8:35
  • 1 Chronicles 9:41 So with Arab., Syr., Tg., Vg. (cf. 8:35); MT, LXX omit and Ahaz
  • 1 Chronicles 9:42 Jehoaddah,1 Chr. 8:36
  • 1 Chronicles 9:43 Raphah,1 Chr. 8:37

John 6:22-44

The Bread from Heaven

22 On the following day, when the people who were standing on the other side of the sea saw that there was no other boat there, except [a]that one [b]which His disciples had entered, and that Jesus had not entered the boat with His disciples, but His disciples had gone away alone— 23 however, other boats came from Tiberias, near the place where they ate bread after the Lord had given thanks— 24 when the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, nor His disciples, they also got into boats and came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus. 25 And when they found Him on the other side of the sea, they said to Him, “Rabbi, when did You come here?”

26 Jesus answered them and said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled. 27 Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him.”

28 Then they said to Him, “What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?”

29 Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.”

30 Therefore they said to Him, “What sign will You perform then, that we may see it and believe You? What work will You do? 31 Our fathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’ ”

32 Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”

34 Then they said to Him, “Lord, give us this bread always.”

35 And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst. 36 But I said to you that you have seen Me and yet do not believe. 37 All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will [c]by no means cast out. 38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. 39 This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day. 40 And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.”

Rejected by His Own

41 The Jews then [d]complained about Him, because He said, “I am the bread which came down from heaven.” 42 And they said, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How is it then that He says, ‘I have come down from heaven’?”

43 Jesus therefore answered and said to them, [e]“Do not murmur among yourselves. 44 No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day.

Footnotes:

  • John 6:22 NU omits that
  • John 6:22 NU omits which His disciples had entered
  • John 6:37 certainly not
  • John 6:41 grumbled
  • John 6:43 Stop grumbling

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PRAYER REQUESTS 

Please continue to Pray for Brother K and his family. The enemy is working overtime on this Brother and his family.  He and his wife have children from two different marriages including their own. The children are manipulating each other and the parents; and, trying to put a wedge between the Brother and his wife. 

Please Pray for Sister Anna who is now home in El Salvador taking care of her mother.  

Please Pray for Brother Walt and His Friday Bible Study.

Please continue to Pray for the Women’s Resources ministry in Las Vegas that they would lead women to the Lord and save babies. 

Please continue to Pray for Simon, Sister Sonia’s friend, he needs heart and kidney transplant; and, above all needs to receive Jesus.  

Please continue to Pray for Dave Ubank and his family. They are ministering and rescuing children and families in Syria directly affected by  Isis – Pray for their protection and their ministry.  For a short 2 minute video about Ubanks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_htIgIvgDM[/embedyt

Please continue to Pray for Jim Nelson and family ministering in China. 

Please continue to Pray for Sister Diana who is witnessing to young persons with confused doctrine.  Pray God would speak through her and provide His Holy Clarity directly these young people. 

Please continue to Pray for our nation that God would open all our eyes to the sin that is drowning us. Abortion, sex outside of marriage, hatred & divisiveness, greed, pride, only to name a few.  Please Pray and Fast for our nation to turn from this evil that is enveloping us.   

II Chronicles‬ ‭7:14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

Please continue to Pray for our Brothers’ and Sisters’ struggling with various addictions. Pray that God would reveal Himself to them that all things are possible through Him… He can Cure any addiction … He is our Great Creator, He is our Savior, He is our Healer …He is our All and All!  

Please continue to Pray for the healing of baby Caden (Kevin Odor’s grandson) – born with Agenesis of the corpus callosum (rare neurological birth defect). 

Please continue to Pray for Sister Fabiola and her children in Mexico. And, please continue to Pray for her church caught up in the tragedies surrounding the murder of her husband, x-husband and one of her children.

Please continue to Pray for the Salvation of Hagen who is HIV positive and is deathly ill. 

We continue to ask for Prayers and Gods Grace and Mercy for Baby Grace and her parents, Lisa and Darren. 

Please continue to Pray for Alejandro Corral, his son Alejandro Jr., and his aunt Josefina. 

Please continue to Pray for Brother Steve Venable dealing with ALS. 

Please continue to Pray for our Persecuted Brothers and Sisters and their families that are suffering and giving their lives for our Faith.  10 WAYS TO PRAY FOR OUR PERSECUTED CHRISTIAN FAMILY.. Pray our brothers and sisters will:

1. Sense God’s presence (Heb. 13:5) 

2. Know we are praying for them (2 Tim. 1:3) 

3. Experience God’s comfort (2 Thess. 2:16–17) 

4. See God open doors to evangelism (Col. 4:3) 

5. Boldly share the gospel (Acts 4:29) 

6. Mature in their faith (Col. 1:28–29) 

7. Be granted wisdom in covert ministry work (Acts 9:23–25) 

8. Remain joyful amid suffering (Acts 5:41) 

9. Forgive and love their persecutors (Matt. 5:44) 

10. Be rooted in God’s Word (2 Tim. 3:16–17)

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Stand with your Brothers and Sisters in Prayer and Support. (See: The Voice of the Martyrs: https://www.persecution.com)

Please continue Pray for our President & government leaders that they will would seek God and Walk in His Ways.    

Please continue to pray for Biblical “headship” in families.

Please continue to Pray for all our children. 

Please continue to Pray that there would be a resurgence of Biblical “Fear of the Lord” in the church and in each of us… “to fear the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom.”

Please continue to Pray for Brother Ron Brink’s son who had 3+ military tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and who is now suffering brain damage and PTSD.  Pray for God’s Healing Power to fall upon Johnathon. (Ron is a 20 plus year missionary in Mexico with Touch Baja… for info on Touch Baja and how to touch the Mexican people for Christ, see http://www.touchbaja.com.)

Please continue to Pray for the Sharon India Foundation (“SIF”) to assisting the poor of India.  Through SIF: Widows have received medical treatment and been given quality sewing machines and training on how to use them to make a living. Orphans have been given free education in their neighborhood slum areas.  After natural disasters relief has been provided in the nature of medical, food items, blankets, clothing and building materials.  Bore wells have been successfully dug to provide fresh water to affected areas.  Water purification systems have also been given out on a limited basis. Special shoes have been purchased for lepers with ulcerated feet.  Thousands of books have been translated to assist in the ever growing discipleship outreach of E-Squared (Evangelism and Edification/Disciples).  Sharon India Foundation has no administrative costs and 100% of all donations go directly to the Indian pastors and their ministries. (Let’s reach India and beyond for Christ…see how you can help: https://sharonindia.org.)

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