Friday live zoom battle prayer 4/14/23
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Battle prayer notes 4/14/23
Day three topic: Men lead with love and integrity.
John 13:35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
Love is at the core man because He pursues Gods heart. He loves therefore he protects, and he provides. His love becomes so pure because his integrity follows him. Like Christ, “A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out” Matt. 12:20. A reed that is bruised may be damaged, but it is not irreparable. A “smoldering wick” may be about to lose its fire altogether, but it can still be reignited. We tend, we care with integrity.
Love takes a lifetime to prove its worth. Even death.
We need more love brothers. What does that look like to you today my brothers.
In these last days People will fall away because of a lack of love.
Jesus has so much integrity. He prayed for Peter knowing that the enemy wanted to sift him like wheat.
The LORD cannot use me if I compromise my relationship with him with sin and pleasure. I must stay close to to Christ and live in his presence and integrity.
Read 1 John 4:8
Love without limits
Jesus gave a new commandment. He raised the bar and standard through the example of the Cross. Love each other as I have loved you.
We are called to always love and always forgive.
Read Psalms 15 about Integrity.
Your identity is crucial to your integrity and love.
When Gods truth is established in our hearts we can have integrity.
We need to be men that live lives that lead people to you Jesus.
Let’s us live in grace and truth.
[Psa 15:1-5 NLT] 1 A psalm of David. Who may worship in your sanctuary, LORD? Who may enter your presence on your holy hill? 2 Those who lead blameless lives and do what is right, speaking the truth from sincere hearts. 3 Those who refuse to gossip or harm their neighbors or speak evil of their friends. 4 Those who despise flagrant sinners, and honor the faithful followers of the LORD, and keep their promises even when it hurts. 5 Those who lend money without charging interest, and who cannot be bribed to lie about the innocent. Such people will stand firm forever.
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:31-32
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. Galatians 6:10
Stand up and do the role of man God has called us to.
Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust. The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more.”
Psalms 103:1-5, 13-16
Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.””
Are you making love to your wife? Or is it all about pleasure and selfishness.
Meaningless love loses its value.
The world wants to buy love. But love needs to be planted and cared for and appreciated.
This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command.”
John 15:8-10, 12-14
How to walk in integrity?
Walking in integrity begins with reading God’s Word and doing what it says to do. It also means studying the life of Jesus and other Biblical people recognized as being truthful and sincere. What did they do when confronted with challenges? How did they treat other people?
Brotherly kindness is a major theme of the New Testament. Jesus said, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another” (John 13:34). In a healthy family, brothers and sisters love one another and look out for each other. If one family member is in trouble, the whole family rallies around to help. The old adage “He ain’t heavy; he’s my brother” captures God’s ideal for His children. We are to be kind to each other the way brothers and sisters in a loving family are.
Thank you for another great day of Zoom Battle Prayer.