I was reading Colossians this morning and I was very encouraged by the prayer the Apostle Paul wrote in the introduction. I prayed the verses over myself and my family and I would like to share the prayer with you, so that you can do the same. We who believe in Jesus have great power by the Holy Spirit to pray to Him. Jesus intercedes for us and He answers our prayers in accordance with God’s will. This powerful prayer is definitely the will of God for us as we walk with Jesus, and it will help every believer live a life that pleases God!
“For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men–the testimony given in its proper time.”
1 Timothy 2:5-6
“And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.”
1 John 5:11-12
Here is the prayer Paul wrote to the church at Colosse:
“For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”
Amen! Man, that is one powerful prayer and sermon right there! Jesus has rescued us from the darkness of sin and death! We have been redeemed and our sins are forgiven! May the Lord answer this prayer for all those who believe in Jesus and may we live a life that is worthy of Him!
If you do not believe in Jesus, please know that He did not come to condemn you! He died for the whole world to save us, not condemn us! He died to forgive our sins and set us free!
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.”
Jesus speaking in John 3:16-18
Jesus wants to forgive you! Jesus wants to give you eternal life! Jesus wants to fill you with His Holy Spirit and give you wisdom and understanding and power to live a righteous life that pleases God! Do you want that? Do you want to be saved and be at peace with God? Do you want His joy flowing through you? Do you want your sins forgiven and cleansed from you? Do you want to receive the great inheritance of the Kingdom of Heaven?! I truly hope so and if you answered yes, then come to Jesus! Only He can save us from our sins! It is by faith in Jesus alone that we can stand redeemed before God!
“But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished–he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.”
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
You receive Jesus by faith. Our sins are forgiven by His blood alone. There is nothing you could ever do to earn salvation. Your sins must be forgiven and Jesus is the only One who can forgive your sins! Jesus is the sacrifice of atonement that God provided for our redemption and He did not provide any other sacrifice. There is no other way to Heaven. We cannot work our way to Heaven through good works. We will always fall short of God’s glory because of our sin. God only justifies those who have faith in Jesus and that is a free gift of His amazing grace!
“And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession–to the praise of his glory.”
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–not by works, so that no one can boast.”
“Where then is boasting? It is excluded. On what principle? On that of observing the law? No, but on that of faith. For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from observing the law.”
“That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
If you know Jesus, I pray you rest in His grace and the fullness of the assurance of your salvation! If you don’t know Jesus, I pray you come to Him today and cross over from death to life! Jesus loves all of us and He is our only Lord and Savior! He is the only One who died for us to save our souls! Take Jesus at His Word! He is the only Way out of sin and death! He alone is our salvation and eternal life! May all of us who love Jesus live a life that is worthy of Him and what He has done for us!
“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”
“I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.”
Jesus speaking in John 5:24
Grace and peace to you all!