Be a man of God – Prayer for November 22. Praise the Lord, everybody! God is concerned about the current shape of His Church and the watering down of the spirit of today’s so-called “men of God.” He seems to be rebuking today’s version in the following scripture.
Bible Verse for Today
“And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson and Jephthah, about David and Samuel and the prophets, who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies. Women received back their dead, raised to life again. There were others who were tortured, refusing to be released so that they might gain an even better resurrection.” (Hebrews 11:32-35)
God told us what real men of faith endured because of their faith and are still enduring today, but where are today’s examples? Where are today’s men of faith? Our so-called Church leaders today bend and fold like a Castro Convertible couch when it comes time to stand up for issues that are not popular with the people. Those willing to stand up for the Word of God are few and far between.
Most of today’s “man of God” seems to be only concerned about what can be gained in the here and now. The above scripture talks about men of faith who endured torture “that they might obtain a better resurrection.” We need to pray less “take this cup” and more “not my will, but yours be done.” (Luke 22:42)
God knows what’s best for us, every one of us has a purpose, and each and everything we go through has a reason in His plan.
When we ask God to remove us from certain situations, we must also ask if it is His will for us to be removed. We must stop saying we trust God and start proving we trust God. When God allows various trials to come upon us, it’s because He is trying to mold us and prepare us to go to higher heights and deeper depths in Christ.
It’s hard on the flesh but medicine for the spirit; we must remember that we are no longer ruled by the flesh but by the spirit of God.
The same spirit that empowered Jesus to drink His “cup” is available to us so that we may drink ours. Jesus drank His in faith, believing He would be raised on the third day, and God wants to raise us also. God bless you all.
Be Man of God Prayer for Today
Father God, help us all and each of us to be man of God you have called us to be. We thank you for the examples you’ve given us to follow in your word. Fill us with your Holy Spirit so that we will receive the power to drink the “cup” you have poured for us. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
Also read: WE SERVE THE LORD Prayer for November 21