Troubled Times (COVID-19 pandemic series)
Because of the Hope and Love we have In Jesus Christ-do not lose heart or become discouraged as we hope to carry us through the Hope of Jesus Christ and eternal life. Stay in the Bible and pray continually, seeking God’s face, and He will be with you. I pray these Bible verses to fill your heart with hope from the truth of God’s powerful word.
Power, Love and a Sound Mind
2 Timothy 1:3-7
I thank God, whom I serve from [my] forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day; Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy; When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also. Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Paul, writing to his disciple Timothy proposes that he has a pure conscience and prayed for him daily, in fact, night and day. What an excellent demonstration, Paul prayed night and day for someone to cover them in protection. Barely would one of us give our lives for someone, but to pray for the day and night indicates a sacrifice that carries a much larger and personal encounter. This type of offering lends to unfeigned faith and stirs up the Gift of God by transferring or laying of hands (the act of passing a godly influence onto the life of another who is trusted in the Lord). There is much in this passage but be assured that with all your getting understand that God has not given us the spirit(s) of fear, but power, love, and a sound mind. Let us lift those in spiritual leadership in constant prayer.
El Kanna, Jealous God- Exodus 20:5; we honor You for clearing our conscience to pray for others without ceasing, and we thank You. In a spirit of oneness, we enter Your presence with tears of joy to celebrate unfeigned faith in Jesus Christ with praise. We declare and decree the blessing (the indwelling of the Holy Spirit) upon those who know that we do not have a spirit of fear, so that; He has given us power, love, and a sound mind. Now, for the Kingdom and Glory of God, we petition, with anointing, in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and Savior, Amen.