THE CHOSEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL…
DATE: Wednesday, October 18th, 2017.
TEXT: 1 Timothy 2:1-4
THEME: ITS TIME TO STAND IN THE GAP
MEMORISE: Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. (Isaiah 6:8)
The whole world is in turmoil. Everywhere you look, there is disaster and crisis. There is nowhere that is at peace. Stories of daily terrorist attacks all over the world in both developed and developing nations, natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding and tsunamis, etc, have become common place, rumours of war and senseless killings all over the world. In addition, we hear of new deadly incurable and highly infectious diseases that have the potential to wipe out whole populations if care is not taken. Even the places people used to think were places of security and refuge are no longer at ease. If you turn on the news, it is bad news all day and nowhere is at peace.
A discerning Christian who is spiritually sensitive should know that this is the beginning of sorrow that Jesus foretold us about shortly before His death. All the signs are there. It also means that the end is near and time is running out for humanity. Despite all the warning signs, multitudes are still living their lives as if there is nothing at stake. In fact, many have left the faith and are now atheists who say they don’t believe there is a God or that He is coming back.
They don’t believe in heaven or hell. There are others who claim to be Christians who believe that their coming to church everyday has guaranteed them a spot in heaven. Some of such people are our family and friends. It is time for every true believer to stand in the gap and start interceding for the lost souls. We have a duty to rescue the perishing just as we too were rescued. You are saved not just for yourself but so that you can join in saving other lost souls. We should have the mind of Christ who when he saw the lost souls was moved with compassion and toiled day and night to see that many were saved. God will require the blood of all those we could have preached to but didn’t, from us. From today, let us make a commitment to actively stand in the gap, intercede, search and recover lost souls all over the world.
Worship/praise God and then take the following prayer points:
1. Dear Lord, I pray for all my family, friends and colleagues that are yet to be saved and pray that you soften their hearts so that they may be receptive towards your word, in Jesus’ name.
2. Dear Lord, I commit my country and our leaders into your hands. Give them wisdom and let the fear of the Lord come upon them so that they will govern your people justly, in Jesus’ name.
3. Father, decorate our Daddy and Mummy in the Lord with the anointing that no problem can intimidate, in Jesus’ name!
AUTHOR: PST LAZARUS MUOKA