Monday 7 August 2017

A God of Lovingkindness

Day 1 (7 Aug 2017, Monday) 

Ezekiel 37 is a prophecy with regards to the restoration of the nation of Israel.  Israel desperately needed a revival because she had forsaken the Lord.  Prior to this, the Lord has been sending His messengers time and again in urging them to depart from their wicked ways and return to Him.

The messengers of God kept pointing to the fact that the Lord is a merciful and gracious God, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness (Exodus 34:6; Numbers 14:18; Psalm 103:8-9; Joel 2:13).

Scripture reminds us to remember God’s loving-kindness, in that grace and mercy is found in Him.  God always intends to restore His people, even when the Israelites were chastised and their nation was destroyed by Him.  Moreover, God did not take any pleasure in the death of the wicked (Ezekiel 18:23).  God’s heart remains unchanged even to this very day.

His desire is for all men to be blessed through His people.  We play the role of messengers when we pray in unity for our nation, church and believers in Christ.  We declare the living hope of God in Christ Jesus.  The Cross of Jesus Christ is not a sign for violence but of God’s love for the world.

Our hope is in God and it is never on a political regime.  Our strength is found in the power of resurrection of Christ and it is never determined by our might.  Our victory lies on the second coming of Christ and it is never of this world.

Pray for the States of Malaysia  :  Perlis

Pray for the state government to administrate justly and wisely the new bill which was passed in year 2016 which allows conversion of minors to Islam by one of their parents.  Pray against any attempt to abuse the said law.

Pray for the state officials and its armed forces to be effective in curbing the illegal smuggling of goods and human trafficking which have been rampantly taking place in the borderlines between Perlis and Thailand.

Pray for the churches in Kangar to be strong and united, to spread their wings of influence through the work of Gospel in other towns, and for them to be actively involved in forefront by taking a biblical stand whenever they deal with social ills and concerns.

Sources : Necf Malaysia

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