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Election Day Prayer

Thank you Lord for all you have done for us.  Please Lord Jesus show your light to all who cast their ballots today.  Help them to choose the leaders who will do your will.  Leaders who will show faithfulness to you and lead this great nation to a peaceful existence with the other nations.  A leader who will show love and compassion for people all over.

Lord Jesus give those voting wisdom to choose how to vote on bonds, propositions, and minor elected officials that reflect your will.  Keep all those who wish to do harm in chains.  Bind them so they can do no harm.  Let every voice be heard no matter how meek.

Lord remind all the politicians of your scripture Ephesians 4:23-32 particularly 4:29.  Let them teach these versus so all can live a Christian life.   Thank you Lord for your Grace, I love you.

Amen

23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;  24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.  25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.  26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:  27 Neither give place to the devil.  28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.  29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.  30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.  31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:  32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Ephesians 4:23-32

Salvation is by faith and faith alone!

Ephesians 2 versus 8 and 9
8 For by grace are you saved through faith; and not of yourselves:  it is the gift of God:  9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

All the time we see people push a view that salvation is by works.  This is false!  Paul makes it clear over and over that God gave us grace and we are saved by faith in his atoning blood.  That he died for our sins, was buried and rose again in resurrection power.

Understanding and having Faith in Paul’s Gospel (1st Corinthians 15 1-5) is salvation.  Today take a moment to reflect and study Ephesians 2 versus 8 and 9.

Sharing a comment I posted on Google+

This is a comment to a post that I wanted to share publicly since some of you might find comfort from it. Out of respect to the OP I have taken precautions to obscure their post that was shared privately. The person was struggling with how to explain a religious concept to their child in private school. My response went totally off topic unintentionally. For those who never watched Babylon 5 Brother Theo was a character who was a Catholic missionary to the space station.

*COMMENT*
God’s Irony… This post appears juxtaposed to David Wall’s screen grab of Brother Theo from Babylon 5 on my wall.

Faith is one of the hardest truths to keep. It is easy for us to get angry with God. All we have to do is look around and see a world so full of hate that police conspire to bring charges on an innocent man. That others shoot an unarmed man in the back. That governments lie to their people about weapons of mass destruction and so many other things. We hear friends or family spewing filth of every perversion, and don’t even think about the broader society and individuals we meet in public. Even religious leaders are caught in rank sin.

Our sense of justice screams why can a benevolent and just God allow such things. Before long we convince ourselves it’s God’s fault. Then we progress that since he hasn’t responded to our outrage he must not exist. So we comfort ourselves with labels such as atheism.

Some of us completely wall off our heart to the spirit. Others like myself never completely get it walled off so you feel the tug of the spirit calling you. We fight hard against it in our anger of being placed in such an unjust world. We see our own sin and push that tug away. For some of us that tug eventually brings light back into our lives. Others it only causes greater rebellion as we flee into darkness.

Everyone that reads this finds themselves somewhere in between total faith and absolute lack of it. I have never met anyone including Asians who were never exposed to Christianity, and grew up in communism that didn’t recognize God in at least the abstract concept.

You individually might find yourself more towards walled heart and rebellion if so you are under no obligation. God gave you free will to choose so.

Although if you are one of the people finding themselves tugged towards light may I provide a few scriptures.

The most important to me was Romans 3:23 and by extension all of Romans 3. Which leads you to salvation by believing 1st Corinthians 15 verses 1-4.

Then put aside some time to really study your bible. I suggest watching Les Feldick’s Through the Bible. He might be off on a few things, and the early programs struggle with cultural bias more than later ones,. But the teaching is really focused on the bible if you don’t mind a little digression, and simple mid-american rancher style. You can find his program on Ion TV, and YouTube on the EternalLifeNews channel.

Wow and to think I was only going to comment about the Irony of the post being juxtaposed to the Babylon 5 screen grab.

*/COMMENT*

And the screen grab

Screen grab of G+ where on top left is a picture I shared yesterday, then bottom left a screen grab of Brother Theo from B5 juxtaposed to post I commented on that has been obscured.
Screen Grab from G+