David G. Rose
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Dave Rose has been a credentialed minister for over 50 years in Wisconsin and Texas. He is available to serve as a pulpit guest, Bible teacher, wedding or funeral officiant, or hospital visitor. He is also active in reconciliation ministries. If you need to speak with a pastor, please contact the office at: click here
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5 Prayers God wants to hear (Pt#2)
by David G. Rose
Last week, we started a two-part message on five prayers God wants to hear. The first four were Adoration, Confession, Petition, and Thanksgiving. Now we focus on prayers of Intercession.
Prayers of intercession focus on the needs of others. One of the key scriptures that I have based my ministry upon is Philippians 2:4 ESV, “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” This concept is contrary to human nature because many of us live in the “me first” generation. Self-centeredness impacts how we pray.
The Apostle Paul taught in 1 Timothy 2:1 ESV, “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people.” Once we understand that life is not just about us, we will begin to see the needs of others. Only mature Spirit-filled Believers will understand and engage in unselfish prayers of intercession.
There are at least five principal targets of prayers of intercession:
1. Pray for the sick – Luke 7:1-10 – We must pray for the infirm. Humans have physical needs. From the time we are born, this body wars against disease, injury, and inherited weaknesses. But Jesus is the Great Physician! He has unlimited power and authority. Christ honors and hears our sincere requests for healing and deliverance from disease and wound.
Who do you know that is sick? Pray for them now.
2. Pray for the children – Luke 18:15 – All children need Jesus in their lives. Some youngsters are obedient and others are rebellious. Some come from strong Christian homes, while others come from broken families. Too many children are abused, spoiled, or ignored. Bring ALL the Children to Jesus. He will love them and meet their critical needs.
Do you know any children? Pray for them now.
3. Pray for faithful disciples – James 5:16 – Christians need prayer. It is not easy living for Christ today because we have so many temptations and personal struggles. Our faith is constantly tested, and our dedication to Christ is under constant attack. Friends and leaders at church need your prayers. Some might be on the verge of quitting.
Do know any Believer by name? Pray for them now.
4. Pray for those who have despitefully used you – Luke 23:34 – Has anyone offended you? Are you angry with them? Jesus experienced many personal offences, yet He responded in love. We are challenged to pray for those who have hurt us and even betrayed us. This is a tough prayer. Are you mature enough to pray it?
Has anyone ever offended you? Pray for them now.
5. Prayer for workers for Jesus – Matthew 9:37 – During the pandemic, many good workers became spiritual recluses. Now that it is safe to come out, they are comfortable in the nest they built. Churches need teachers, worshippers, leaders, ushers, greeters, and givers. The church is falling behind because of apathy and laziness of too many Believers.
Do you see the need for workers in Christ’s Kingdom? Pray for workers now.
Will you pray for others? Your prayers are needed.
Current affiliations include:
DRM - David Rose Ministries
NAIWE - National Association of Independent
Writers and Editors
AG - Assemblies of God
FBAS - Board member of the Fort Bend
FBCHC - FT. Bend County Historical Commission
XP - Xulon Press
FBHA - Fort Bend History Association
JPT - Jerusalem Prayer Team
JPN - JUMAA Prayer Network (Reaching Muslims)
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Sunday - October 1, 2023
Love the Lord your God
Mark 12:28-31 NLT - One of the teachers of religious law was standing there listening to the debate. He realized that Jesus had answered well, so he asked, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” Jesus replied, “The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.
Prayer: Dear Lord - The scripture today reminds me that loving you and loving my neighbor is important. While my natural inclination is to favor myself first, this would be contrary to your will. Please forgive my greed and selfishness. In the name of Jesus I pray.
This column highlights various scriptures that are considered prophetical in nature.
The Second Coming of Christ:
Michael the Archangel
by David G. Rose
We are looking forward to the Rapture of the Church, the Blessed Hope. But in order to clear the skies before Christ returns with the angels, the Archangel Michael will defeat Satan and his cohorts in a mighty war in the Heavenlies. Michael has been called Israel’s “Prince” (Daniel 10:21), and has shown himself as a mighty warrior of God (Daniel 10:13).
This war in the Heavenlies is best described in Revelation 12:7-12. Satan and his angels will fight God for control of the air. Satan will be defeated and cast down to earth as described in Luke 10:18. Satan will no longer have access to Heaven (Job 1:6). There will be much rejoicing in Heaven as Satan’s defeat is shared (Revelation 12:10-12; Ephesians 6:12).
The side effect of Satan and his angels being kicked out of the Heavenlies is that that they now fully concentrate their evil on the earth. This immediately causes the Tribulation period on earth to be so much worse (Revelation 12:12-23). Accept Christ today and avoid the catastrophic horror that occurs on the earth just after the Rapture of the Church.
More next week.
Therefore, comfort each other and edify one another.
1 Thessalonians 5:11
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Guest Columnist: Carol Milder and her husband Ken moved from Richmond, Texas to their ranch in Buffalo, Texas in 2008. Ken retired four years ago and Carol is counting the days (March 2024) until she will become a full time ranch wife and part time writer.
MADE FOR VICTORY
I am fearfully and wonderfully made!
I admire those that do not struggle with daily devoting time for prayer and Bible study. The rewards are amazing … fellowship, wisdom, prayers heard, prayers answered. It’s a beautiful act of obedience and discipline.
I admire those that do not struggle to find time to exercise, the rewards are wonderful, the benefits are life changing. Another act of obedience and discipline.
I have heard it said that a task done for 30 days will become a new habit, well … that does not seem to apply to me. There is a battle in my mind everyday to skip prayer time and forget about exercise. But … I do win, not every day, but more often now than ever before.
Winning a victory with my undisciplined flesh, winning a victory over an enemy that does not want me to be healthy, an enemy that will do anything to block precious communication with the Creator of the Universe.
I am fearfully and wonderfully made: made to make quality choices, made to resist resistance, made to overcome the flesh, made for victory!
The Apostle Paul understood my struggle:
Romans 7:15 “… for what I want to do, I do not do …
But Paul also knew the victory:
Romans 8: 37 “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.
Romans 8:26 ESV
David Rose Ministries is grateful to be affiliated with NAIWE (National Association of Independent Writers and Editors). This organization provides David with another blog site that reaches a whole new audience. In it, David will focus on his Texas History writings only.
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