Today's Prayer Alert 09-17-2009

  • Sep 17, 2009
  • Bob Willhite
  • Category: Prayer Alerts

If someone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?  1John 4:20

Ladies and Gentlemen, there seems to be a lot of discussion on the news channels about who is telling “lies”. We seem to be stirred up by “false accusations” and blatant statements that lack any “truth” in their content. My point is this – IF and I say this again IF the news media reporters are making totally false statements; IF they are trying to deceive, mislead, or in any way corrupt our nation; they will all have to give an account to Almighty God, who is their maker for their own transgressions.

These “lies” will be exposed and God’s Truth will prevail and everyone will know it. God alone knows the heart of each member of Congress and the President. You and I just see their works, their fruit, their actions and we listen to their statements as presented. We must ask for the Holy Spirit of the Living Lord for His Discernment about these facts, for He IS the Spirit of Truth.

Our first reactions might ask – How can this be? We question ourselves and wonder if we heard those statements correctly. Our God given common sense tells us – wait a minute, let’s investigate and clarify what you just said. A natural response would be to question any assertions and not just “go along” with the assumptions of facts that may not be true. Prove your claims, and show your evidence or as we use to say a long time ago – I’m from Missouri, show me!

The question is, How can we discern the truth in statements made by another person?

A simple test would be, does that persons’ actions match up with their words spoken?

When our Lord Jesus, faced the “accuser” with his temptations, this same pattern developed:

The devil says with arrogance and sarcastic doubt , IF You are the Son of God  . . . . . .

The Lord responds with His Personal reference to God’s Word and Spiritual law, IT IS WRITTEN . . . . Matthew 4:1-10

We would all do well to do exactly what Jesus does whenever He is lied to!  He proclaims His rightful position of Authority and pronounces what He knows in His Heart is truthful.

Whenever anyone promises you something for nothing, especially if it is not theirs’ to give to you in the first place – RESIST that temptation!  Proclaim with your mouth what you believe in your heart:

I will worship the Lord my God, and Him only will I serve! 

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!

Heavenly Father, we once again come to You in prayer for this land that we love. We earnestly pray that You Lord God, would deliver us from this spirit of confusion, doubts, and fears that seem to have gripped the minds of many in this country, as seen on the news media reports. We pray for a clear understanding of Your teaching:

"It is not what enters into the mouth that defiles the man, but what proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man. Do you not understand that everything that goes into the mouth passes into the stomach, and is eliminated?  But the things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and those defile the man. For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders. These are the things which defile the man;”     Matthew 15:11-20

Lord Jesus, remind us always that we are ONE NATION UNDER GOD, with liberty, and justice for all!

Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart BE always acceptable in Your Sight and Hearing – Oh Lord, my strength and my Redeemer -  Psalm 19:14

Amen and Amen!