Day 524 John 1:19-28

Thanksgivings: I Thank The Lord for Baptism, For this is the sign to the world that we are marked for the Lord! I Thank The Lord for Water, For it was given to us to wash away sins! I Thank The Lord for the Baptism of The Holy Spirit, For it is the Baptism of Authority over the unseen world!

It is Written, “Now this was John’s testimony when the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was. He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, “I am not the Messiah.” They asked him, “Then who are you? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” He answered, “No.” Finally they said, “Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?” John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet, “I am the voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way for the Lord.’ ” Now the Pharisees who had been sent questioned him, “Why then do you baptize if you are not the Messiah, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?” “I baptize with water,” John replied, “but among you stands one you do not know. He is the one who comes after me, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.” This all happened at Bethany on the other side of the Jordan, where John was baptizing.” John 1:19-28

Understanding: John’s testimony is true. For he was not the Messiah. He said that there is another who will come after him in whose sandals he was not fit to untie. John Baptized by water, so what would Jesus Baptize by? If the one who is unworthy could only Baptized by the sign of repentance, who Baptism brings forth the Authority to fight against sin? Let us not be so blinded by what is clearly true. If you received John’s Baptism, how are you to forsake that of Christ! Make straight the way of the Lord, for He has called you to be filled with His Spirit!

Prayer: Father, For none are able to live a life apart from you and I pray that we confess these things, no matter how holy one feels or dirty as one lives, We all are sinners who by your Grace and Mercy have been redeemed by the Cross in Jesus Name, Amen!

Day 523 John 17:20-26

Thanksgiving: I Thank The Lord for Heavenly Encounters, For we never know when we are entertaining Angels! I Thank The Lord Singing in the Spirit, For He has given us the Authority to praise His Holy Name! I Thank The Lord for Deep Prayer, For when we give Heart, Mind, Body and Spirit, it opens a gateway unto you!

It is Written, “”My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one– I in them and you in me–so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world. “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.” John 17:20-26

Understanding: “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.” Powerful prayer and Powerful Words. We are modern day aliens in our own lands. We must understand that as Jesus was not of this world, we are not of this World. Any Man who seeks to forfeit his Citizenship in Heaven becomes a citizen of Earth. As Aliens, we are mistreated, misunderstood in our languages and cultural ways will always been seen as different. But what we strive for is a Life with greater Authority than those who are under the law of Flesh. Given as we are called under the Law of Spirit, we become rightful heirs to The Kingdom of Heaven. Just as Christ ascended to Heaven and Defeated death, so shall we join him in Victory!

Prayer: Father, I pray that we are your Children do not fall for the lies and temptation that this world brings, but offers ourselves daily as Servants of The Kingdom of Heaven in Jesus Name, Amen!

Day 522 Luke 18:35-43

Thanksgiving: I Thank the Lord for Remembrance, For God has healed us of many afflictions, For we are called to give reverence everyday! I Thank the Lord for Commands, For He has given us Authority over All things in Jesus Name! I Thank the Lord for The Holy Spirit, For we have a Helper that fights on our Behalf!

It is written, “As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” He called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” “Lord, I want to see,” he replied. Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they also praised God. ” Luke 18:35-43

Understanding: This man had been blind, maybe from birth or just days, but one thing he knew, he was a sinner. As soon as he heard that Jesus is Coming, He called out to Jesus as the Messiah saying, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” By this he was acknowledging who Jesus is. But that was not enough, Jesus knew what the man wanted, but questioned him, “ What do you want me to do for you?” he replied, “ Lord, I want to see.” Having repented before the Lord and asking for Mercy and Boldly asking for the thing he wanted to be healed of, Jesus Said that the mans Faith had healed him and he was healed. No matter how much we cry out to the Lord, we must first seek repentance, followed by God’s Mercy and only when we have great faith so shall we receive Healing. There is order in The heavens that has authority over all things on earth. Remember The Word of the Lord, for it shall heal you of All things in Jesus Name!

Prayer: Father, I pray and intercede on the Behalf of All men, rather they be righteous or wicked, may they turn from their prideful or evil ways to Praise you in Jesus Name, Amen!

Day 521 Psalms 125:1-5

Thanksgiving: I Thank the Lord for Trust, For we shall not lean to our own understanding, but that of the Lord our God! I Thank the Lord for Vision, For when we were in the world, we were blinded by the deceit of it ways. For our God has mightier plans for His Children. I Thank the Lord for Covering, For we are called to take shelter within God’s presence!

It is Written, “A song of ascents. Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people both now and forevermore. The scepter of the wicked will not remain over the land allotted to the righteous, for then the righteous might use their hands to do evil. LORD, do good to those who are good, to those who are upright in heart. But those who turn to crooked ways the LORD will banish with the evildoers. Peace be on Israel.” Psalms 125:1-5

Prayer: Father, I Pray for all those who battle to bring your love to the fore front of their lives. I Pray in Jesus Name that you continue to encourage us to Love like Jesus when our enemies come against us. Let us Pray for all those who have hurt or offended us and pray for healing in Jesus Name, Amen!

Day 520 Jonah 1:1-15

Thanksgiving: I Thank the Lord For The Spirit of Understanding, For He reveals the purpose of our trials. I Thank the Lord for Knowledge, For we truly know the difference between right and wrong. I Thank the Lord for Obedience, For it will always be greater than any Sacrifice that we may bring!

It is Written, “The word of the LORD came to Jonah son of Amittai: “Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.” But Jonah ran away from the LORD and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the LORD. Then the LORD sent a great wind on the sea, and such a violent storm arose that the ship threatened to break up. All the sailors were afraid and each cried out to his own god. And they threw the cargo into the sea to lighten the ship. But Jonah had gone below deck, where he lay down and fell into a deep sleep. The captain went to him and said, “How can you sleep? Get up and call on your god! Maybe he will take notice of us so that we will not perish.” Then the sailors said to each other, “Come, let us cast lots to find out who is responsible for this calamity.” They cast lots and the lot fell on Jonah. So they asked him, “Tell us, who is responsible for making all this trouble for us? What kind of work do you do? Where do you come from? What is your country? From what people are you?” He answered, “I am a Hebrew and I worship the LORD, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the dry land.” This terrified them and they asked, “What have you done?” (They knew he was running away from the LORD, because he had already told them so.) The sea was getting rougher and rougher. So they asked him, “What should we do to you to make the sea calm down for us?” “Pick me up and throw me into the sea,” he replied, “and it will become calm. I know that it is my fault that this great storm has come upon you.” Instead, the men did their best to row back to land. But they could not, for the sea grew even wilder than before. Then they cried out to the LORD, “Please, LORD, do not let us die for taking this man’s life. Do not hold us accountable for killing an innocent man, for you, LORD, have done as you pleased.” Then they took Jonah and threw him overboard, and the raging sea grew calm.” Jonah 1:1-15

Prayer: Father, My Heart and Prayer is for those who are running. I Pray those who you have called into your Service, come home as you are waiting for their return. I Pray that you Make them realize that the Path they take will lead only to destruction until they turn back to you in Jesus Name, Amen!

Day 519 Matthew 7:1-5

Thanksgiving: I Thank the Lord for Restoration, For Only He has the power to bring back what has been stolen! I Thank the Lord for Persistence, For even an unjust Man will hear your petition, How much more will God! I Thank the Lord for Mercy, For we miss always remember that under God’s court we have been forgiven and called to forgive those of lesser offenses!

It is Written, “”Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” Matthew 7:1-5

Prayer: Father, As it is the flesh that makes a man Judge, I pray that the Spirit moves us to Repent. For we have all been forgiven a debt by your Grace through Jesus Christ and called to Forgive and we all have been Forgiven in Jesus Name, Amen!