November 14, 2019 | IFA Staff
Here is a message of exhortation and encouragement from one of IFA’s seasoned intercessors, Gloria R.:
In the past few weeks the Lord has been speaking to me about honor and the lack thereof among the body of Christ. The Lord confirmed this to me a few weeks ago. Someone (you probably know who) recently dropped out of the presidential race. Although I had no plans on voting for this man because of what he stood for, all across social media was an influx of insults and mockery. I saw a few that popped up and all the comments were negative and very insulting. My heart felt grieved. The Lord brought this scripture to my mind instantly: “Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice” (Proverbs 24:17). I felt that the Lord was grieved by the words people were speaking. Whether we disagree with the policies, he is still a person Jesus Christ can and wants to save.
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So I have been praying for God’s people to be honorable with our actions, but also with our words. We are the light of the world, people look to us and we should look and sound, and love like Jesus. I know it’s hard and can be challenging, especially when our values differ. I want it to be said that we walk in honor and as we honor others, God will honor us.
The Lord recently spoke to me about the Supreme Court. I believe that God was telling me that we need to be praying for upcoming rulings. In a dream, I was given a pair of tennis shoes and on them were written several Scriptures and words but the one Scripture that stood out to me was Isaiah 49:8,9:
This what the LORD says: “I’ll answer you in a time of favor, and on a day of salvation I’ll help you. I have watched over you, and given you as a covenant for the people, to restore the land, to reassign the inheritances that have been devastated; I will say to the prisoners, ‘Come out in freedom,’ and to those in darkness, ‘Come into the light.’ They will be my sheep, grazing in green pastures and on hills that were previously bare.”
And that reminded me of a verse the Lord gave me months ago, 2 Corinthians 6:1,2 which is the fulfillment of the verse Isaiah 49:
As God’s co-workers, we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.
I have been praying for the Supreme Court justices to use discernment and heavenly wisdom from God over upcoming cases, for boldness and grace and favor with God as they make decisions that affect our nation.
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