Daily Archives: August 16, 2012

From “The Word For You Today” by Bruce Christian

TRANSLATED

The Bible says Jesus has “delivered” us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of [God’s] dear son.”  The New King James Bible says, “He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of Son.”  In one version it says we were “conveyed” in the other it says we were “translated.”  Both translations are correct; each just gives us a different slant on the truth.  Let’s look at each: (1) Conveyed.  When a buyer purchases a house, the deed conveys ownership into the buyer’s name.  “You were bought at a price; therefore glorify God” ( 1 Co 6:20 NKJV).  God owns you, therefore He has the right to send you anywhere and ask anything of you.  (2) Translated.  We translate books from one language to another.  As a result the words sound different.  Understand this: you live in the new kingdom, so stop speaking the language of the old one!  When God’s word says you “can” and you say “can’t,” it’s a signal to satan that he can influence you.  Or worse, control you!  The new birth calls for a new language.  The Bible says that the power of life and death are in your tongue.  So to thrive in God’s kingdom and enjoy it’s benefits you must learn to say what God’s word says about each situation you face.  This is not easy, and it’s not learned overnight.  But if you steep yourself in the Scriptures each day, you’ll get to the place where your first response will be to quote God’s word.  When that happens your life will change for the better.

My Prayer to the Father, August 16, 2012

Heavenly Father
I come unto You,
And bow down before Your throne
To give praise and worship
Unto You who are ever
Mighty and strong,
Faithful and true,
And always love.
You are the Creator;
The Author,
You are Wonderful, and
You are from
Everlasting to everlasting.

Heavenly Father
Thank You for Your Son,
Jesus Christ,
My lord and Savior.
Thank You for Your great love;
A love that was so strong,
So true
So giving
That through it
A fallen world, and
A fallen people
Could be redeemed
If they so chose
Simply be speaking the name
Of Jesus, and by
Believing and trusting
That He was and is
All He claimed
To be.

Heavenly Father
Tonight, my prayer is
Simply for my
Brothers and sisters
To live in total submission
And obedience
To Your call upon
Their lives.
I pray Father that You
Will help them
To live
In such a way as to bring
You
Great glory and honor.

Heavenly Father
I pray that You will make
Each of
My brothers and sisters
People who will stand for Your
Truth,
Justice,
Mercy,
Compassion,
And
Love
To every single person
They know and meet…

In Jesus name, I pray.
Amen.