Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Reading Revelations - Overcome I Must

I know some will not go and read this book even though there is a clear promise of a blessing for those who do. So, since I cannot make you read it by force I can at least make you pray it. At least I can try. What I am going to do now is share some of the prayers I prayed as I read the first 3 chapters of Revelations.  I wrote them down on Saturday and have been going back to them over the past three days and each time I do, it dawns on me how much God wants to give me. Not just here and now but afterwards if only I can fight this good fight of life and overcome. The promises are simply amazing and should spur us on to a deeper loyalty to God.

Pray along with me and find out some of these promises.

My Father in heaven, even as I read Revelations, let the blessing that comes on all who read, hear and keep the words in it come upon me and mine in Jesus name. Amen. (not sure how you want to pray this one without going to read it yourself o!) Chapter 1:3

Father-God, please give me the grace to overcome all the temptations and struggles I face in this life so that you can give me fruit from the tree of life to eat  in Jesus Christ's name. Amen. Chapter 2:7

Father-Lord, in Jesus Christ's name, please help me remain faithful to you no matter what comes my way so that he can give me my own crown of life. Lord, strengthen me, enable me, give me even more grace today so that I can overcome for those who overcome shall not be hurt by the second death. In Jesus name, I shall not, my loved ones shall not be hurt by the second death! Amen! Chapter 2:10-11

PapaGod, even now I ask for mercy. Wash me all over again in the blood of Jesus Christ even as I repent, turn away for good, have a change of heart about all my sins. I am sorry with a godly sorrow and promise to never go back to them. I do this now Lord so that Christ will not come back to  fight me with the sword of his mouth. Help me to overcome in this life Lord so that Jesus can give me manna to eat and my own white stone with my own new name on it. My name that only I shall know. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen! Chapter 2: 16-17

My Lord and my God, give me the grace to stay away from all manner of sexual immorality so that I will not be killed by death. Help my loved ones to stay away from same so that they too will not be killed by death. So that our children will be saved from death. Give me O Lord the grace to overcome every form of impurity so that Jesus Christ can give me power over the nations just like you gave him. Help me overcome Lord so that Jesus Christ can give me 'The Morning Star*'. Chapter 2:20-28

Lord, the church at Sardis was dead yet looked alive. Is that me? Do I look and sound alive in you but truly dead on the inside? PapaGod sometimes I feel so. Please help me to strengthen those things in me that are ready to die. My prayer life, my bible study, my evangelism, my working for you. Lord, help me see where I might look like the members of this Sardis Church and help me make a u-turn right now. Fill me with your spirit anew so that I can live for you authentically. I want you to find my works perfect when you come back. Please help me Lord. Please, have mercy and be my helper so that I can overcome and be clothed in white garments on that day. So that name will remain written boldly in the Book of Life. It is in Jesus's name that I ask you for this Lord. Please hear me. Amen! Chapter 3:1 - 5

Father in Heaven, my Lord and my God, please help me to keep your command to persevere. I see now that you are not suggesting I do so. It is your divine command. Please help me obey so that Jesus Christ will keep me from the hour of trial which will come upon the earth. Give me the grace to hold on and to overcome so that you will make me a pillar in your sanctuary. What a permanent place of honour that will be! I want to be your pillar Lord! Help me obey so that you will write your name and the name of my country, your city on me. Lord, enable me obey no matter what so that on that day, you will write my new name on me. Chapter 3: 10 - 12

Father, forbid that I be lukewarm! Send your Holy Spirit, your Spirit of Burning to ignite my passion for you anew. Let me be hot for you Lord. I shall buy gold from Jesus Christ and buy clothes from heaven. Lord, rub salve over my eyes so that I can truly see all that you want me to see. By your power and because you love me, I shall overcome so that I shall sit beside Jesus Christ at the head of the table on that day. In Jesus name. Amen! Chapter 3: 15 - 21

Father, even as I have asked you for so much grace and so much help, I just want to thank you for making me a king and a priest to you, a position bought for me when Jesus Christ died on the Cross. I am grateful PapaGod. Deeply so.  Chapter 1:6

Thank you cos in my life, when you open a door, no one can shut it and when you close a door, no one can open it. I bless your name PapaGod. I exalt you. Thank you for hearing all my prayers today. In your name and by your grace I shall overcome! I appreciate you and all that you are in my life. Glory be to your name for ever and ever. I love you Papa but thank you for loving me more. In Jesus name, I have prayed. Amen!

I believe that I have received all I have asked. I hope you do too. True, I have not covered all that we could pray from these first 3 chapters but how bout you help me? Go read and find out what I missed and share it with us?  I know, I am just a sneaky so and so.........*laughing softly*

Be blessed and enjoy the rest of your work week, overcoming as you go!


P. S 'The (Bright) Morning Star is symbolic of Jesus Christ so this means that if we overcome God will give us his light and his love.

10 comments:

  1. Amen to those prayers and yes you are a sneaky...lol.

    I'll go read and get back here to share. Thanks for the heads up

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    1. Lol! I abi? Please do come back and share Dayor.

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  2. Amen and Amen.
    I started reading revelations over the weekend too. But am taking it slow have gone through just chapters 1 and 2.

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    1. Like I told you already.....it is not how fast we read or how slow....what is key is that we read God's word. It is food for our spirit and as we read, we are renewed, we are cleansed.....Tamie, let's just keep reading and doing all we can to live what we read.

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  3. Whao! It's been a long time here and I've so missed... I'm reading up to catch up.. AMEN to those prayers as I go back to read the Book of Revelations. God bless you for sharing ma!

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    1. I am happy to have you visit again Ibilola! God bless you too dia!

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