The Sin of Evil Speech

Psalm 140, beginning at verse 11, says: “Let not a slanderer be established in the earth, let evil hunt the violent man to overthrow him. I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted and justice for the poor. Surely the righteous shall give thanks to your name, the upright shall dwell in your presence.”

The increasing public acceptance and tolerance of evil speech is the hallmark of every society falling into decline. In America today, evil speech is on full display. Blatant lying and open cursing are suddenly becoming the norm. As the scripture tells us, the sin of evil speech is a reproach to any nation.

It is time for our request to be made known to God. It’s time for our voices to be made known at the throne of God, to plead for a return to civility and a knowledge of what is holy.

Remember, my brother and my sister: It’s time to pray.

God Takes Weak and Foolish People

If we are going to be led by the Holy Spirit, we have to be willing to be led into places where we aren’t naturally willing to go. Often, we are sent to places that aren’t comfortable by the power of the Holy Spirit. We’re given the ability to speak to other people of this incredible life in Jesus Christ.

Let’s not be led anymore by our reasonings because our ideas cannot build the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God is a supernatural Kingdom where God takes weak and foolish people just like us, and He empowers us by His Holy Spirit.

Will you allow the Holy Spirit to empower you and take you to places where only he can? Will you let Him use your life to be a witness to others about the hope, the life, and the salvation that you and I have now found in Jesus Christ? Remember to get this life; you have to talk to God.

It’s time to pray.

The Church Is Rising

As today’s world is on a downward spiral, the church is rising. I feel that in my heart, and it makes me glad. The church of Jesus Christ in our time will have a testimony. We are going to start understanding, once again, some basic truths that we have lost along the way.

We have forgotten that God’s Kingdom is about grace and mercy in our desire to please God. Pray today that the Lord helps you to understand how that the joy of the Lord can be your strength again, especially during this season of so much darkness and uncertainty.

Rise and stand and trust Him to equip you for the full calling that is upon your life. Join people from over 200 countries every Wednesday at 7:00 PM Eastern at because above everything in this life right now, we need to talk to God.

It’s time for you and me to pray.

For the Sin of Their Mouth

Psalm 140 beginning at verse One, “Deliver me, O Lord, from evil men. Preserve me from violent men who plan evil things in their hearts. They continually gather together for war. They sharpen their tongues like a serpent. The poison of asps is under their lips.”

Psalm 59, verse 12 says, “For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips, let them even be taken in their pride, and for cursing and lying, which they speak.”

How shameful today to hear of media personalities and even politicians cursing and lying as if there will be no present or future consequence for their words? They stand as poor examples to our children, and they lead others into the same weakness that they have embraced. As the people of God, it is incumbent that we now pray for national deliverance from both them and their speech.

Remember, my brother, my sister, it’s time to pray.

Living for the Sake of Other People

When the Holy Spirit came to the early church, the first thing that happened was that those people were led out of a place of seclusion and into the public marketplace. They were led out of a place where they were sitting to preserve themselves and into a place where people were now giving themselves for others and the work of God.

When the Holy Spirit begins to lead us, the first thing He does is take us out of fear, out of a place where we live to preserve our safety, and take us into a place where we are now living for the sake of other people. It is there that we are given the giftings of the Holy Spirit, and we are equipped to accomplish what the Lord has called us to do for His glory.

Today I’m encouraging you to ask the Lord Jesus Christ to empower you once again, to give you the power to stand.

My sister and my brother, it’s time to pray.

Ask For Spiritual Eyes

Revelation 21, beginning at verse one, says, “Now I saw a new Heaven and a new earth, for the first Heaven and the first earth were passed away, and there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.”

The apostle John was in prison. All around him were hopelessness, coldness, and despair. Though John’s physical eyes may have been closed as he prayed, his spiritual eyes were open. Jesus showed him a glorious future, something almost too wonderful to behold.

When you pray today, ask God for spiritual eyes. Ask Him for the power to look beyond your circumstance. The Bible says that the Holy Spirit will show us things to come. Let the Lord lift you and let Him give you hope today.

Remember my brother, my sister, it’s time to pray.