GOD’S WORD FOR JUNE 24
GOD’S WORD FOR JUNE 24
Romans 12:1-2 (Phillips)
“With eyes wide open to the mercies of God, I beg you, my brothers, as an act of intelligent worship, to give him your bodies, as a living sacrifice, consecrated to him and acceptable by him. Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mold, but let God re-mold your minds from within, so that you may prove in practice that the plan of God for you is good, meets all his demands and moves towards the goal of true maturity.
But sexual immorality and all [moral] impurity [indecent, offensive behavior] or greed must not even be hinted at among you, as is proper among saints [for as believers our way of life, whether in public or in private, reflects the validity of our faith]. Let there be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse [obscene or vulgar] joking, because such things are not appropriate [for believers]; but instead you should speak of your thankfulness [to God]”
We are seeing more than ever, the signs of the end times even in many Christians. Especially young adults, young parents, seem to be many times living and thinking like the world (non-Christians) think. We see signs of disrespect for parents, and in-laws, we see their minds on the things the world tosses to us on the media. When a person becomes a Christian, he is a new creation. We are to give up the entertainment and mind-set of the people of the world. Sexual innuendos, coarse and crude jokes, have NO place in a Christian’s vocabulary. Many young parents are allowing their children to partake in the games and media entertainment that is not respectful, and has subliminal demonic pulls. The time is short, and the devil knows his time is short. Demonic power is stronger than ever before. Christians can’t afford to allow our minds to slip from having them constantly in the knowledge of the Presence of God. This is the full armour of God that is needed now.
Dear Father, please, send Your Holy Spirit on Your Church like never before, as You promised in Your Word. Show us where we’re going wrong, chastise and correct us so that we will know we are being deceived, and guide us to the straight and narrow path. Particularly the young parents, Lord, for they are the future of Christianity, and the most vulnerable to compromise. Squelch the spirit of compromise in these young people. Show them please, that what they think is a little thing is a strong handle for satan to grab hold of them and their children, perhaps forever. These are serious times, as You certainly know, Lord. Please instill that fact in this generation as the pressures to conform to this evil world increase. We thank You for Your Holy Spirit also increasing in these times, and we pray that we all will be focusing on You and listening for Your still, small voice in our spirits. Give us obedient hearts and the strength to persevere for You in these end times. We praise You for Your mighty and yet gentle Presence in every moment of our lives!!!! Thank You for salvation through Your Son Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
NOTE to reader: If you’re not sure how to be saved, and receive the promises in the Bible, feel free to message me, or talk to another true born again Christian. Jesus died for each of us. No one is excluded, no one is “too far gone”. He came to seek those who are lost, and, although He is fully God, He became man to suffer and die for YOU. But you need to accept this free gift. You can start by reading the gospel of John, and the epistles (Especially Romans, Corinthians, Ephesians, and Colossians) Go to Him sincerely, He WILL show you the Truth!!!