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My Prayer for Today

My prayer for Today

Heavenly Father, we hear of countries wanting "peace"; "Peace" cannot be bought with money for "love", nor can giving "arms"--bullets, bombs, airplanes e.g.. True peace can only be achieved by the Second Advent of Christ Jesus. True love can be achieved now through the regeneration of the heart in Christ Jesus to love your neighbor, and your enemies, without respect of person, race, creed, ethnicity or religion. COME now while the blood is still running warm in your veins, and you have a sound mind to genuinely repent of ones sins, accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior to love from the heart, and have peace in Christ Jesus no matter what the circumstance(s). Don't try and figure out when you're going to die, because that day, hour or minute is unknown to man; only God knows our days upon the earth. In Jesus name I pray for the lost. Amen. - Min. Lynwood F. Mundy

Morning and Evening: Daily Readings, Complete and unabridged; New modern edition

Morning, February 20      Go To Evening Reading

         “God, that comforteth those that are cast down.” 
         — 2 Corinthians 7:6

And who comforteth like him? Go to some poor, melancholy, distressed child of God; tell him sweet promises, and whisper in his ear choice words of comfort; he is like the deaf adder, he listens not to the voice of the charmer, charm he never so wisely. He is drinking gall and wormwood, and comfort him as you may, it will be only a note or two of mournful resignation that you will get from him; you will bring forth no psalms of praise, no hallelujahs, no joyful sonnets. But let God come to his child, let him lift up his countenance, and the mourner’s eyes glisten with hope. Do you not hear him sing—

 “’Tis paradise, if thou art here;
         If thou depart, ’tis hell?

You could not have cheered him: but the Lord has done it; “He is the God of all comfort.” There is no balm in Gilead, but there is balm in God. There is no physician among the creatures, …

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

February 20: Danger in the Sphere of Influence
John 7:45–52

Leadership is like a bright spotlight; when the heat intensifies, it’s difficult to conceal the areas where we fail. But that’s where true character is revealed.
The Pharisees didn’t fare well with the pressure of authority. We can see why Jesus had such compassion for the masses by observing the Pharisees’ behavior in John 7. After Jesus claimed to be the source of life and ratcheted up the conflict, the Pharisees became angry. Sensing that their authority was slipping, they judged Jesus before they had a chance to give Him a hearing. They intimidated Nicodemus, harshly rebuked the captains, and cursed the people: “this crowd who does not know the law is accursed!” (John 7:49).
Those who hold positions of authority have great influence—a reason why bad authority can be so detrimental: “Not many should become teachers, my brother, because you know that we will receive a greater judgment” (Jas 3:1). But influence isn’t relegate…