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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 11, 2012

Heavenly Father
I come before You, Father
Knowing and acknowledging
That You are the Supreme God;
The Eternal God.
You, Father are the Creator
And the Sustainer of all Life.
You, Father are the Author of
Every good and pleasing thing
Which we have ever known,
Now know,
And will know in
Your Eternal Kingdom.

Heavenly Father
It is with gladness of heart that
I come before Your throne now.
Glad, Father, not because of
Anything I have done
Or will do,
But because of what
You have done for me.
You, Father have adopted me,
Not because of who I am,
But because of who
Your Son, Jesus, is.

Heavenly Father
It is because I know and feel
This gladness of heart
That I come to You with
My request tonight.
Father I ask You to
Break my heart.
Break my heart, and
Help me to see with Your eyes.
So that I might
Be able to see this world
I live in with all it’s inhabitants
In the way that You do.
Help me to see
As You see, and to feel
The pain You must feel
Seeing Your people
In the midst of their sin.
Break my heart, Father,
So that I might cry tears,
And pray,
And act,
And do all I can to
Show them
What becomes of
Their sinfulness.

Heavenly Father
Do not let me stand idly by
And watch, and
Not say a word, or
Lift a hand
When I see someone
In error.
Let me not be afraid
To raise my voice,
To use my feet and hands,
My heart and mind,
To at all times
And in all places
Proclaim the name of
Jesus Christ,
Lord of lords,
And King of kings
To all who face me,
And stand against me.

Heavenly Father
Let me declare Your love
In the face of anger;
Let me declare
Your mercy and compassion
On those undeserving;
Let me declare
Your strength and courage
In the face of adversity;
Let me declare
In each and every situation
To every single person
I meet
No matter what
They do or say
What You have given to me.

Heavenly Father
Please, don’t just break
My heart.
Break the hearts of
All Your children;
Break the heart of
Every child who calls upon
Your son, Jesus, and
Who places their
Faith and trust in Him.
Father, please make them see
That by offering
excuses for others,
By justifying what is evil,
By not confronting what is false,
By not standing for Your truth
That they are encouraging
And even promoting
The things that
Break Your heart.

Heavenly Father
Let me be broken hearted;
Let me be spurred to action
To involvement
To making a difference
To doing all
You call upon all Your children
To do.
Let me truly take up my cross
And follow after Him
Who took my sins
Upon Himself.
Let me, Father, not do less
Than He.

In Jesus name, I pray.
Amen.