John

New Testament Reference

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Creator of Unflinching Reality

Reality isn’t always what I wish it to be. The unflinching truth of the consequences of sin is devastating. So devastating that to secure for us an eternity of peace and joy with You it required the cross and the shedding of blood.

In America today, we seek safe spaces to hide from truth…we desperately want an alternative reality that soothes rather than challenges…that provides momentary escape from the real world. A people who remove heroes from the public square to lift up criminals. A people who remove the 10 Commandments from public display to avoid their challenge to honor and virtue…have traded the truth for a soothing lie.

Father give each of us the courage to embrace the truth and reject the darkness. You are America’s only hope.

AMEN

Scripture: “This, then, is the judgment: The light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil.” John 3:19

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Father of my Salvation

It seems a perfect metaphor. The day following one of the darkest days of the year…in the midst of winter’s cold surrounded by barren, seemingly lifeless trees and without a glimmer of hope for tomorrow, we choose to celebrate Christmas. Into a dark, lost and desperate world, You sent Your Son to bring light and salvation to mankind.

Jesus is our first responder…He is our hope for eternal joy…He is our escape from the dark grasp of the prince of this earth. Hallelujah! We are rescued…our future is secure.
To all who will accept God’s gracious gift of forgiveness and restoration, Christmas Is the greatest celebration of all. Our independence day has been declared.

Without Jesus, no peace…with Jesus know peace.

AMEN

Scripture: “Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” John 8:12

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Provider of my Sacrifice

It is perfect symmetry…Isaac asked his father, “Where is the lamb for the sacrifice?” His Father responded, “God will provide the lamb.”

And God provided.

More than 3000 years later while all mankind was condemned by their own choice to eternal death. Isaac’s questions rang out across the centuries, “Where
Is the lamb for the sacrifice?”

And God provided.

We have made Christmas in America a mockery. We have forgotten the lamb! We have become willfully blinded and subjugated the blood of the Lamb to an annual pagan celebration of commercialism with excess piled upon excess. Bring me…bring America to her knees in humble repentance before the Lamb. If You hadn’t provided the Lamb, my hope and my joy would be meaningless.

Thank You for the Lamb!

AMEN

Scripture: “…John saw Jesus coming to him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29

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Cornerstone and Protector of the Church

The American culture is becoming actively anti-Christian. Today’s woke corporate community is increasingly hostile to the Christian community.

One day soon to say, “Our hope is in Christ alone” will be considered “hate speech”. You told us that the world hated Jesus and would one day hate us too. That day has come…Your prophetic words are becoming our daily reality. Your church has always flourished when persecuted…but America’s church has never been faced with the hostilities she is currently facing.

I pray today for the courage I need to represent You boldly. As Your faithful, I must learn to drop to my knees and engage in the spiritual battle raging for the soul of America.
Without Your intervention, Your bride cannot survive.

AMEN

Scripture: “If the world hates you, understand that it hated Me first. If you were of the world, it would love you as its own. But the world hates you, because you are not of the world…” John 15:18-19a

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Keeper of the light

It is comforting to know You are the keeper of truth…but discouraging to see how deceived our nation is by the misinformation propagated by the servants of darkness.

So many of us are lost, blinded by the enemy, and confused, not knowing the right path to follow. For example, the Supreme Court did not make abortion illegal in America but to watch evil create panic in the streets…it would appear the truth has been obliterated.

From my perspective the lie has the microphone and is drowning out the truth. This seems true in so many issues all across the political spectrum that darkness is prevailing in issue after issue.
Lord, raise up an army of your children with the courage, the knowledge and the opportunity to boldly speak truth to the darkness. May Your light prevail.

AMEN

Scripture: “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.” John 1:5

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My Strong Shelter

Truth and life are under attack from all sides. Threats rising from a desperate attempt to nullify the predictable consequences of casual sex abound.

By denying the existence of a second party (the unborn) in an abortion decision, people blinded by the enemy’s soothing deception, demand unfettered permission to kill their own children. Heaven shudders at the evil.

The darkness reaches to the very pinnacle of our political and elitist culture. Shine Your light on the lies…reveal the truth about the sanctity and incalculable value of every unborn life.
We call ourselves “civilized” yet demand the freedom to sacrifice our own children without penalty. Your followers are standing in the way at great personal risk…protect all standing in the gap for the unborn. O Father, redeem us by Your Spirit or we shall perish.

Amen

Scripture: “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32

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Father of Truth and Light

Your light brings victory over darkness. Thank You for showing Your power as we pray together seeking Your face and asking Your help.

It is time to take note…AND PRAISE…the mighty things You’ve done.

Major news and social media companies are being muted. Parents have arisen and are taking back the public schools.

The violent tactics employed by pro-abortion forces have not intimidated those fighting for the unborn. The government tyranny that threatened our families and livelihoods during the pandemic has waned. Woke corporations have been called out and are seeing their bottom line eroded.

And, since we worship money above all, You have shown how quickly our “storehouses” can be emptied.

You are truly an awesome God! Help me stand firmly in the light and continually seek Your help…the battle is not over.

AMEN

Scripture: “Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.” John 3:20

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Source of Truth and Wisdom

It is comforting for me to know that because of Christ, I have unfettered access to truth.

But, we seem to be at war with truth and reality if they don’t square with what we want. Anything that challenges the way we wish things were is rejected as false. Instead of adapting we seek the nearest “safe space” and retreat into a make-believe reality.

Escapism and denial are the acceptable responses to facts upsetting our fantasies. Make-believe replaces truth. We want to live without restraint. If someone can say of a mass killer, “I know he had a reason for what he did…” as was recently reported…we have truly lost our way.

Lord, remove the scales from our eyes! Shine truth into our darkness. Teach me to share your truth with kindness and love.

AMEN

Scripture: “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:38

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