Godlessness in the Last Days-How do we respond to it?

2 Timothy 3

Godlessness in the Last Days
2Ti 3:1  But you need to be aware that in the final days the culture of society will become extremely fierce and difficult for the people of God.
2Ti 3:2  People will be self-centered lovers of themselves and obsessed with money. They will boast of great things as they strut around in their arrogant pride and mock all that is right. They will ignore their own families. They will be ungrateful and ungodly.
2Ti 3:3  They will become addicted to hateful and malicious slander. Slaves to their desires, they will be ferocious, belligerent haters of what is good and right.
2Ti 3:4  With brutal treachery, they will act without restraint, bigoted and wrapped in clouds of their conceit. They will find their delight in the pleasures of this world more than the pleasures of the loving God.
2Ti 3:5  They may pretend to have a respect for God, but in reality, they want nothing to do with God’s power. Stay away from people like these!
2Ti 3:6  For they are the ones who worm their way into the hearts of vulnerable women, spending the night with those who are captured by their lusts and steeped in sin.
2Ti 3:7  They are always learning but never discover the revelation-knowledge of truth.
2Ti 3:8  History has given us an example of this with the Egyptian sorcerers Jannes and Jambres, who stood against Moses in their arrogance. So it will be in the last days with those who reject the faith with their corrupt minds and arrogant hearts, standing against the truth of God.
2Ti 3:9  But they will not advance, for everyone will see their madness, just as they did with Jannes and Jambres!
All Scripture Is Breathed Out by God
2Ti 3:10  But you, Timothy, have closely followed my example and the truth that I’ve imparted to you. You have modeled your life after the love and endurance I’ve demonstrated in my ministry by not giving up. The faith I have, you now have. What I have hungered for in life has now become your longing as well. The patience I have with others, you now demonstrate.
2Ti 3:11  And the same persecutions and difficulties I have endured, you have also endured. Yes, you know all about what I had to suffer while in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. You’re aware of all the persecution I endured there; yet the Lord delivered me from every single one of them!
2Ti 3:12  For all who choose to live passionately and faithfully as worshipers of Jesus, the Anointed One, will also experience persecution.
2Ti 3:13  But the evil men and sorcerers will progress from bad to worse, deceived and deceiving, as they lead people further from the truth.
2Ti 3:14  Yet you must continue to advance in strength with the truth wrapped around your heart, being assured by God that he’s the One who has truly taught you all these things.
2Ti 3:15  Remember what you were taught from your childhood from the Holy Scrolls which can impart to you wisdom to experience everlasting life through the faith of Jesus, the Anointed One!
2Ti 3:16  Every Scripture has been written by the Holy Spirit, the breath of God. It will empower you by its instruction and correction, giving you the strength to take the right direction and lead you deeper into the path of godliness.
2Ti 3:17  Then you will be God’s servant, fully mature, and perfectly prepared to fulfill any assignment God gives you.

I shared this Scripture as a warning and a self-check for us all.  We need to be aware of what is going on in our world.  We also need to search our own hearts for any areas we are working evil in us.  Pray for God’s wisdom, revelation, and understanding.  Ask Him to reveal these answers to you personally:

  1. How should I respond to these things?
  2. What is my responsibility in this season of life?
  3. What should I pray for myself, my family, my church, the Body of Christ and the world?

Father God, we ask you to reveal to us the next steps for our lives in response to the world around us.  Help us to know how to navigate the tests and trials ahead.  Show us the path of righteousness in the midst of darkness.  We thank you that you are the Light of the World, and we can trust you to lead us in the Way, Truth, and Light throughout the coming days.  Praise Your Name forever!!

 

Wilderness Journey

Wilderness Journey

ASK

I am an empty vessel.  Fill me, Lord!

I was a broken vessel.  You healed me, Lord!

I am in the desert, lost, empty, waiting for You to fill me.

How did I get here?

Did I take a wrong road?

I feel so alone.

My strength fails me, yet I know You are with me, right beside me.

You have been there all through my life.

You have saved me from destruction and pulled me out of the pit more than one time.

SEEK

I am looking, I feel Your presence – just out of reach.

I have left no stone unturned yet I have not found You.

I must be looking in the wrong places.

I want to find the place where You are everywhere.

I feel compelled to keep working, to keep looking, to keep striving.

I feel exhausted.  My enemies are laughing and saying, “Where is your God?”

I am an empty vessel, cast out in the desert.

KNOCK

Where is the door?

I want to enter in.

What in me is preventing this?

I’ve been to the secret place but I seem to have lost my way.

I want to come back.

I am knocking.  You have promised to open the door.

Open the door of my heart.

Enter, Lord, You are welcome, desired, craved.

I am an unworthy, empty vessel.  Fill me, Lord!

Without You, I cannot exist.

I do not trust second-hand knowledge: so many things can interfere.

I need first-hand experience.

I need to walk in Your garden.

I see Your garden gate.  I am knocking.

Please open it.

My heart is breaking.  I need You.

I surrender, Lord.  Your will, not mine.

RAIN

A deluge is transforming the desert!

I am an empty vessel, buoyant, carried by the flood of Your grace.

I am a once-empty vessel, overflowing with Your love.

 

©2020 Sharon A. Yutzy

God Hears the Prayers of the Righteous, so Rest in Him!

 

God Hears the Prayers of the Righteous, so Rest in Him!

I am not a politician! Neither I nor my companion are politicians and do not aspire to serve in any political office.  We are Christians who do our best to follow the teachings of Jesus in the Bible about loving God, loving people, and serving both.

We do have biblically sound convictions about how this nation is governed!  I want to encourage you right now to keep the faith and let go of your doubts.  We asked for the will of God to be done.  He hears the prayers of the righteous, so rest in Him!

Remember, God knows the end from the beginning.  And I am convicted that He works all things together for our good.

 

Praying for the Nations

Praying for the Nations

There are many Bible verses concerning the nations of the world.  God created mankind, and he cares very much about all of them.  Those that have accepted Jesus Christ of Nazareth as Savior, have entered into a covenant with God, through the payment of the Cross of Jesus.  We who are believers are scattered all over the world.  We come from every nation and tribe.  It is important that we pray for our brothers and sisters all over the world.  We are all one Body in Christ, and we need each other’s prayers and unity of spirit.

We also need to pray for those who have not heard of Jesus The Christ so they too may have an opportunity to be a part of God’s family in Christ Jesus.  The promised end-time revival is at hand, we must not forget those in other lands that have not heard, or have been misled by half-truths about who Jesus really is.

Let us look at the Bible for some clarification.

Psalms 67  God be merciful unto us, and bless us, and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.   That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.   Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.   O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.  Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.   Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.   God shall bless us, and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.

Psalms 72:11  Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him.

Psalms 72:17  His name shall endure forever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.

Psalms 117:1-2  O praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people. For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth forever. Praise ye the LORD.

Isaiah 2:1-4  The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.   And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.  And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.  And he shall judge among the nations and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

Micah 4:2-3  And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob, and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.   And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

Zechariah 2:10-13  Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the LORD.   And many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and shall be my people: and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto thee.   And the LORD shall inherit Judah his portion in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again.   Be silent, O all flesh, before the LORD: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation.

Matthew 24:4-14  And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.  For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.   And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.   For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.  All these are the beginning of sorrows.   Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.   And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.   And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.   And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.   But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.   And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

Romans 16:25-27  Now to him that is of power to establish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, but now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:  To God, only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen

We need to pray for the brothers and sisters around the world, that they may be able to endure persecution,  keep the faith, be restored in body and spirit, and for peace to be their foundation during these trying times.   We need to pray for lost souls to hear the Gospel of Christ Jesus and receive Him as Lord.  It is a privilege to be called to intercede for each other.  We can count it a blessing from God to be a part of His family care team.

Pray for All People
1 Timothy 2:1-8  I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;  For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.   For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;  Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.   For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;   Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.   Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.   I will therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.

Here is a link to a list of the known countries in 2020.  You may download and print it if you like so you can pray over a specific nation in more depth.  2020 All Countries in the World

All the Nations in the World 2020

 

The Return

Join us for a simulcast of The Return Prayer of Repentance for America

 

We will be joining them live on Saturday, September 26, 2020, from 9:00 AM until Noon.  You can watch the whole event from home. We would love to have you join us for the Saturday morning portion.

To watch both days broadcast check out this link for instructions: The Return Livestream Page

Freedom Prayer Sheet for September 1, 2020

Tuesday Morning – Freedom Prayer Sheet
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

 

When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

2 Chronicles 7:13-14 NKJV

 

Prayer for Yourself:

  1. Friend check: how are you handling the change all about us?  Are you struggling?  Are you stressing?  Are you keeping a positive outlook?  These are very difficult times that there seems to be no end in sight.  Be sure you pour God’s Word into your head and heart each day and pray for yourself.  Seek out a friend to be a prayer/share partner.  Don’t try to go it alone!
  2. In Jesus’ darkest, loneliest hour – the Garden of Gethsemane – (Matthew 26:36-46) He went to prayer, and in John 17:1-5, He prayed for Himself for strength to bring Glory to the Father through what He was facing. Look what He did!  He became the Savior of the whole world!  Our prayers are a lifeline to life!  Pray for yourself!

 

Prayer for Your Family:

  1. Pray for your children and grandchildren, by name! Pray for your siblings and for your parents if they are still with you.
  2. Pray for any specific needs of your family members!

 

Prayer for the Church:  the church gathered (Covenant Life Church) and the church dispersed (other houses of Christian worship) here and throughout the world. 

  1. Pray that God will keep the church on the cutting edge of what is happening around it at all times. That we will be awake and alert!
    1. PRAY FOR SPONTANEOUS REVIVAL TO BREAK OUT IN ALL OF AMERICA AND AROUND THE WORLD!
  2. These days of uncertainty and distress are days of opportunity for the Body of Christ, the Church. Pray that…
    1. We will not miss a single Kingdom opportunity to give a witness for Christ and lend a helping hand
    2. That God will give answers for those asking questions or leveling accusation
    3. For strength and courage to stand firm in the heat of the battle.
    4. The church, (that’s you and me) will always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks about the reason we have such hope in us!

 

Prayer for our Community of Residence:  Lake Co., Fruitland Park, Florida, and surrounding communities:

  1. Continue to pray for school district administrators, local school faculty, staff, and especially students.
    1. Here are a few of the things at stake with the opening of school for students and workers alike: income, learning, reconnecting with friends students and teachers, the educational journey of students from grade school to post high school education.

 

Prayer for our Government:  Local, County, State & National:

  1. The President, Congress, Judicial, and all other government offices, and personnel need to remember the Constitution of the United States and how it has prevailed for centuries, in keeping America under the favor and blessing of God. Many Americans may not like it now, but a number of heroes – to many to forget – have given their lives to defending and carrying out the mandates it provides.  We are not in need of any kind of revolution to change our way of life in America as some might feel.   We need a revival from heaven in America that will turn Americans back to God!  During a very dark time of the civil war, President Abraham Lincoln issued this proclamation to the country, calling for a day of fasting and prayer.  He identified the nation’s sin like this:   “We have forgotten God.  We have forgotten the gracious hand which persevered us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us;  and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own.  Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.”    This was true in 1863 when it was first written and it is true today – America has become “too self-sufficient” for God.  We have become too proud to pray to the God that made us.   We are a nation divided.  The traditional motto of the United States of America is Epluribus Unum – “out of many, one.  We are a nation divided that needs to be brought together.  We have gotten to where we are, because we, as a nation, have forgotten God!  Psalm 19:7 declares, “The wicked shall be turned into hell And all the nations that forget God.”  (Psalm 9:17 NKJV).

 

We have been far too tolerant of sin and now we are reaping a harvest of blatant sin that is costing America far more than we can afford to pay.  Diversity, one of the goals of tolerance, has robbed us of real, genuine love for God, and for people.  It is time to draw a line in the sand in our prayers, and stand upon the principles of truth given to us in the eternal Word of God, the Bible!   It is time to rise up in faith and call those things that are not – righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit – as though they were.

 

  1. Pray for our President to sustain under pressure and increase in His favor from both God and man every day.
    1. That he will be firm in his decisions, forward in his leadership, and faithful to his duties. Hold him up in the battle for the soul of America just as Aaron and Hur held up Moses’ arms and Israel prevailed in the battle over the enemy. (Exodus 17:8-16)
  2. That Americans will “wake up” to the takeover attempt of radical, leftist thinking, that intends to change the way of life we have enjoyed from the beginning, in the U.S. of A.
  3. That a spiritual revival of renewal to God will break out in the White House, in the Congress, and in the Supreme Court.
    1. That those who are not praying will begin to pray
    2. That those who are not reading the Bible will begin to read it and act upon its precepts and promises.
    3. That the change will be evident in all of these branches of government
  4. Pray that the election process for our President and other important leaders in this nation will not be sabotaged, undermined, or stolen from the candidate duly elected by the populous of American voters who express their vote. And may Gods will be done in the election of all of the leaders of this nation!
  5. Freedom of expression is under assault in America. Pray that Congress and the Justice Department will break up technology monopolies and aggressively protect our freedom of expression – free speech.

 

Freedom Prayer Sheet Sept. 1, 2020 download

 

Prayer Points for August 18, 2020 Freedom Prayer Group

Tuesday Morning – Freedom Prayer Initiative 

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

“Then the Lord appeared to Solomon by night and said to him: “I have heard your prayer, and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice. When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer made in this place. For now, I have chosen and sanctified this house, that My name may be there forever; and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.”

2 Chronicles 7:12-16 NKJV

Prayer for Yourself:

  1. Friend check: how are you handling the change all about us?  Are you struggling?  Are you stressing?  Are you keeping a positive outlook?  These are very difficult times that there seems to be no end in sight.  Be sure you pour God’s Word into your head and heart each day and pray for yourself.  Seek out a friend to be a prayer/share partner.  Don’t try to go it alone!
  2. In Jesus’ darkest, loneliest hour – the Garden of Gethsemane – (Matthew 26:36-46) He went to prayer, and in John 17:1-5, He prayed for Himself for strength to bring Glory to the Father through what He was facing. Look what He did!  He became the Savior of the whole world!  Our prayers are a lifeline to life! 

Prayer for Your Family:

  1. Pray for your children and grandchildren, by name! Pray for your siblings and for your parents if they are still with you.
  2. Pray for any specific needs of your family members! 

Prayer for the Church:  the church gathered (Covenant Life Church) and the church dispersed (other houses of Christian worship) here and throughout the world. 

  1. Pray that God will keep the church on the cutting edge of what is happening around it at all times. That we will be awake and alert!
    1. Revival has come to Seattle Wa., at the very site known as Chop or Chas which was on our TV screens so much recently for something bad. People were singing to God, baptizing those who professed Christ and the Gospel of Jesus was going forth.  While it was not without protest from Satanic cult members present,  also, a revival was obvious in the worship, response, and smiles on the faces of worshippers and those receiving salvation.
    2. PRAY FOR THIS KIND OF SPONTANEOUS REVIVAL TO BREAK OUT IN ALL OF AMERICA!
  2. These days of uncertainty and distress are days of opportunity for the Body of Christ, the Church. Pray that…
    1. We will not miss a single Kingdom opportunity to give a witness for Christ and lend a helping hand
    2. That God will give answers for those asking questions or leveling accusation
    3. For strength and courage to stand firm in the heat of the battle.
    4. The church, (that’s you and me) will always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks about the reason we have such hope in us!

 

Prayer for our Community of Residence:  Lake Co., Fruitland Park, Florida, and surrounding communities:

  1. Pray for school faculty, staff, and students as schools reopen for the business of educating our children.  A special prayer is being held today (Sunday, August 16, at 7 PM at all Lake and Sumter County schools for the opening of the school year.  Please go to the school nearest you and pray with other believers gathered there.

 

Prayer for our Government:  Local, County, State & National:

  1. The United States Congress through the COVID 19 crisis, has been passing some monumental, financial legislation to help the nation through the crisis.
    1. Here are some valid questions:
      1. Where is this money coming from?
      2. Are we passing debt on to our children and grandchildren – even generations beyond them – in this legislation?
  • Assuming this money comes from the tax base of the U.S.A., are there expectations of raising taxes or, recouping the money in some other way?
  1. Pray for wisdom along with genuine compassion to prevail among legislators in deliberating over expenditures during this unprecedented season of crisis.
  1. Pray for our President to sustain under pressure and increase in His favor from both God and man every day.
    1. That he will be firm in his decisions, forward in his leadership and faithful to his duties
  2. That Americans will “wake up” to the takeover attempt of a radical, leftist thinking movement, that intends to change the way of life we have enjoyed from the beginning, in the U.S. of A.
  3. That a spiritual revival of renewal to God will break out in the White House in the Congress and in the Supreme Court.
    1. That those who are not praying will begin to pray
    2. That those who are not reading the Bible will begin to read it and act upon its precepts and promises.
    3. That the change will be evident in all of these branches of government