By Shaila Touchton Jesus is the source of our faith. Our faith comes from hearing the message of Gods word. Faith is trusting God in everything. In the end times many will turn their backs on God because anti-Christ will be everywhere preaching and manipulating everyone that God doesn’t exist. The Bible tells us that in the last days people will fall away from faith because they seek for the knowledge and wisdom of mankind instead of that of the Lord. It is happening all around us. Wrong is now right in the eyes of many people because they seek to please the flesh, and they do not seek to please the Living and Holy God. One cannot please God and man at the same time, for God is a Holy and where He dwells Sin cannot enter, and that is why we need the blood of Jesus to cleanse us from our sins so that we may come before the Holy God. People are going to go from bad to worse. Society is going from bad to worse. Even in the church there will be some who aren't what they claim to be. We see some of this among our churches even now, Many so called Christians are Living Idolatrous worldly Lifestyles, many ignore the homeless, sick ,widows and the orphans. Many will abandon their faith at the end days because of deceiving spirits, doctrines of demons,hypocrisy,ungodliness,bad lifestyles and bad relationships, Godless laws,afflictions,sickness,hurt,misery etc whatever may be the reason when we face any obstacles we should not loose our faith in Christ. 1 Tim. 4:1-3 says Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth” As the end days are near, we are near to second coming of Christ since we do not know the day or the hour of Christ’s return. He comes to Judge the world. We must draw ourselves nearer to the living God, our Lord Jesus Christ by standing firmly on Jesus Christ as our strength and the rock of our salvation. Otherwise we will crumble and life will be tough. In Matthew 24:42-44 Jesus tells us to be ready and alert.” Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come… So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him" . Even though its difficult stay focus on our prayers, because of the distraction of the world, our enemy we can still overcome this world by keeping our mind on Christ and praying fervently with supplication of prayers at all time. We must have strong will and good self control to keep away from worldly stuff. James 1:22-25 says do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does" Proverbs 25:28 says like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control”. When we walk with the Lord, we get many trials and tribulation because God tests us to see whether we still follow all of His ways and all of His commandments. When our faith gets weaker during trials our relationship with Christ becomes weaker and we loose the battle. But when we trust Jesus with all our heart and mind by having a strong faith we will be victorious at the end if we have little patience. Always remember for we walk by faith, not by sight. (2 Corinthians 5:7) Habakkuk 2:4 says "But the just shall live by his faith." Hebrews 10:23 says Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. We must put faith in action in any type of trial. Scriptures say Caleb, Noah, Stephen and Abraham walked with great faith in the midst of trials and became victorious and overcomers in the Lord because of their strong and unwavering faith. It’s always better to walk with God's divine guidance and divine protection in our life .Without him life gets complex and meaningless and worthless eventually loosing battle and our enemy will win. Conclusion: when we choose the path of faith in Christ, our faith will be tested. We must not give up our Faith when we face any adversity, conflicts, trials and tribulations .we must have a solid faith without wavering or doubt. God is always faithful and will rewards us for our faith.
Prayer for Israel! By Shaila Touchton Satan hates God's people since from the beginning of the world. This is why Israel is so hated around the world. The Bible calls Israel the apple of God's eye..."For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye." —Zechariah 2:8 Prayer for Israel’s Protection. Heavenly Father, In Jesus mighty name I pray for protection and blessings on the nation of Israel and its people. I Pray for the protection of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from all confusion, dangers, and from all harm, surround him with wise counsel and men and women of moral integrity to make wise and Godly decisions. Father God, I pray for the peace of ISRAEL and Jerusalem. I cover the the Blood of Jesus on Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Government and Military leaders of Israel. Lord, I cover everyone in the nation of Israel with the blood of Jesus Christ. I now Plead the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ as a Bloodline around the entire country of Israel and protect all the people from all sickness, diseases, disasters, calamities, terrors, terror attacks, every power of darkness, the spirits of death and destruction from all unrighteousness and from all kind of evils people coming against them. Lord Jesus please keep peace, Justice ,Joy, harmony ,happiness and Godliness in the country of Israel and May the people who are dwelling in that land may be safe by following your commandments, by Seeking your kingdom and righteousness. The light of God surrounds Israelites, the love of God enfolds them, the power of God protects them and the presence of God watch over them for they are your chosen people and apple of your eye. Bring peace and comfort to all those who are suffering as a result of terror attacks and persecutions. Father, I pray ,you prevent the destructive forces of terrorism directed against Israel nation and Provide complete protection from evil attacks and stop the aggressors that attempt to bring destruction to the nation of Israel and its people in the Mighty name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Father God, Command your angles to guard them and keep them in all their ways and deliver them from their enemies and remove nuclear capability from their midst and protect Israel’s borders and rescue their soldiers and their families from every trouble, distress, fears and from every plague and illness. For I ask all this in the mighty name of our Lord Jesus Christ! Amen.