21 Days of Prayer and Fasting- 2021

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The Great Commission

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Author: Shane Pearcy 

16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to obey all that I have commanded YOU. And behold, I am with YOU always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:16-20 ESV 

 In verse 16, God is giving a command to His disciples to go to the mountain, and then in verse 17  when they saw Him they worshipped Him, yet some still doubted after they PHYSICALLY saw Him! Wow! But even in their doubt, Jesus did not waiver His command to them. 

Today, you do not get to see Jesus physically, but when you sit at His feet and learn from Him, and you are obedient to what He has called you to do, even in your doubt, He still chooses to use you. YOU are the vessel that He has chosen to use and that alone should bring you on your face before Him to worship and adore Him! To walk in the authority knowing that He can be trusted and that His promise is true that He will never leave you or forsake you. What is God calling YOU to do? 

Today, get on your face before Him in your quiet place/prayer closet and pray that He will help you DOUBT your DOUBTS by proclaiming the truth of His Word. He is asking you to join Him to walk in the authority to go and do what Jesus is calling you to do.

 PRAY: Lord, I give my whole life to you. I trust in the authority You have given me to walk in my calling. So, today, I'm praying for renewed boldness to go and make disciples of ALL nations. I'm praying for a renewed sense of urgency. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen. 

Day 21- The Coming of Christ

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Author: Vincent Smith

I can remember when I was a young child listening to the pastor of our church speak of the second coming of Christ and how it was going to be a horrible day unless you were “ready.” As a child I never understood what “ready” meant, I just knew that it was a day to fear or dread because I did not know if I would be ready or not. I can remember conversations of people looking forward to that day because they would “finally be free of this world and all its sin.” I was confused as to whether it was a day to look forward to or be fearful of.

Oddly enough I found peace in John chapter 3 where I found some insight into what God’s desire is for that day. In the scripture we see You must understand that God has not sent his Son into the world to pass sentence upon it, but to save it—through him. Any man who believes in him is not judged at all. It is the one who will not believe who stands already condemned, because he will not believe in the character of God’s only Son. This is the judgment—that light has entered the world and men have preferred darkness to light because their deeds are evil. Anybody who does wrong hates the light and keeps away from it, for fear his deeds may be exposed. But anybody who is living by the truth will come to the light to make it plain that all he has done has been done through God.” (John 3:13b-21, J.B. Phillips New Testament).

God loves you and me so much that, while He has every right to judge the world whenever He chooses to, He sent His Son to save it. It says that anyone who believes in Him “is not judged at all.” The only reason I would fear the light is if I have something to hide! If I walk in the light as He is in the light (1 John 1:7), any impurity is already revealed for the blood to cover. There is no reason to fear His coming because it will be the culmination of a relationship that He and I have been cultivating. Is that not an awesome thought? My human nature allowed fear to prevail and I was always seeking “fire insurance” but God is seeking a relationship.

 PRAY: Father help us to no longer live in the fear of Your coming, but to walk with You day-by-day and allow Your light to reveal any impurities in our lives that would hinder a relationship with You. Holy Spirit teach us to see the things that cause any separation and bring them to the feet of the Father who loves us so much that He purposefully prepared the way for us to come to Him. Help us to live a life that is so attached to Jesus that when He comes for His Bride that we will be found spotless because we have walked in the light as He is in the light. Amen.


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