“God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21 NIV).
Radical changed from the inside out happened when God who made His sinless Son to ‘be sin’ takes unrighteous people like us and makes them ‘righteous’. How does it happen? By works? No, by faith! “People are counted as righteous, not because of their work, but because of their faith in God who forgives sinners” (Romans 4:5 NLT).
This righteousness isn’t about behaving the right way–it’s about believing and accepting Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. You become righteous only through faith in Christ, and trusting in His finished work on the cross. You say, ‘But I feel so guilty when I sin.’ And you should; it’s the Holy Sprit’s conviction on you!
The debate about being saved by grace or good works still going on but it’s time for us to be united by faith and respect each other’s personal view about salvation. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ loves and deals with us individually in a unique way. Remember we are the paramedics of God’s grace and mercy as we are fighting the good fight of faith against our invisible enemy, COVID-19.
God’s intention is that our salvation will result in acts of service. We are not saved merely for our own benefit but to serve Christ and to build up the Church. (See Ephesians 2:8-10).
But Christ took away all your sins; therefore He took away all your shame and guilt. Your old nature could have indulged in sin and enjoyed it, but your new nature can’t, because you are ‘a new creation in Christ’ (see 2 Corinthians 5:17).
Today God sees you as ‘righteous’, therefore you can approach Him at any time with freedom and confidence (see Ephesians 3:12-21 NIV). We are declaring in united faith our victory against COVID-19 is on the for His glory and honor. So rejoice!
April 9 GHSB (Hebrews 11:40) Prayer Group Praise and Prayer Points:
Praises and prayer in united faith for God’s wisdom, guidance, good health, and courage to serve: President, Vice President, COVID-19 Task Force, all elected officials in the federal level and state level, Veterans and active military that maintains makeshift hospitals and assist infected patients, doctors, nurses, and maintenance and other hospital workers, food manufacturing and delivery services, and those laboratory and research companies it’s doctors, scientists, and researchers who work day and night to finalize the vaccine and find treatment for COVID-19. We include the Philippines, Canada, Mexico, Ghana, India, Pakistan, UK, UAE, ASEAN countries, and the Middle East as we lift them to our God for their physical and spiritual needs in this pandemic struggles. Glory and honor to our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ as the only powerful Healer and Provider!
Praise for the 300 M Dollars financial assistance that the USA government gave to several countries in this fight against corona virus.
Praise and prayer for Israel scientists as they are getting close to finalize their COVID-19 vaccine.
Praises for the worship services, prayer meetings, Bible studies, and encouraging messages being delivered to the people through Zoom and other available online resources that connect people of God, strengthened family relationships, friendships, and outreaches to those who needed to hear the Lord Jesus Christ.
Praises and prayer for wisdom, guidance and protection from corona virus for the pastors, Church leaders and volunteers, evangelists, and other faithful followers of Christ who preach, share, and get out to the community.
Praises for the wisdom, guidance, and cleansing of our souls (emotion, intellect, and will) as we, GHSB (Hebrews 11:40) Prayer Group and those who participate spend time in prayer, praise and worship, savoring His Word and His divine presence as we are on the sixth day of our fervent prayer, and prayer and fasting. United prayer and thanking Him for the hidden blessings that are unfolding behind this pandemic time under the Lordship of Jesus Christ with the Holy Spirit’s empowering.
Prayer in united faith that online hackers who messed the church meetings and school classes will be stopped in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
Pray for those with ongoing health issues: suffering with COVID-19 here in New York, California and other States identified as hot spots, and overseas (Annie, Nana, pastors, missionaries, govt. leaders)and __________________(add someone you know)
On-going prayer concern every Thursday:
Praising and praying in united faith for the salvation of those mislead by false ideology and cults, and courage for our persecuted brethren as they serve on those restricted and hostile regions of the world against Christianity. Declaring in united faith His assurance, “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:10) on them as they serve and fight COVID-19.
Remember that most of those infected without health issues recover from corona virus and our shield against it is our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ’s blood covers us.
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