Sunday, June 12, 2016

Church Family,

In light of the shootings in Orlando today, now more than ever we need to be a people of prayer. We must grasp the fact that we have a very REAL enemy whose desire is still to steal, kill and destroy.

Please be focused in your prayer and understand Satan is using radical Islamics to bring murder and mayhem to America and much of the world. This morning during the message I had no idea of the shootings in Orlando. Yet the words the Holy Spirit gave were accurate, what we are seeing in the Mid-East has come to America.

Today, take the words of the Apostle Paul to heart, Eph 6:10-18 "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might."

Eph 6:11 "Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil". For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness. And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace. Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints"

Tonight, pause and pray for the families of those who were murdered, prayer for those who were wounded and pray for our country. Pray for God to revive the church that we would be able to STAND against the forces of darkness. That our presence would make a difference in our culture.

Be a light! Be an intercessor! Be a witness! Follow the advice of Paul and put on the whole armor of God. Read verse 18 one more time....Pray in the Spirit, let the Holy Spirit pray through you. He always prays the perfect will of God! Get in alignment with Heaven and pray accordingly.

Tomorrow when you are engaged in conversations regarding the Orlando shootings, be ready to give an answer for the hope that is in you.

Steve Dow

Saddie Marrero