Episode 198

Prayer 2021 - July 19 - Praying for Those in Authority pt 1

Scripture For Today:

1 John 5:16

“If you see any brother or sister commit a sin that does not lead to death, you should pray and God will give them life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that you should pray about that.”


Praying for Those in Authority pt 1

We all should be praying for leaders at all levels of government, whether you agree with their politics or not. Even if you have an unrighteous leader in office, the prayer of a righteous man can affect them. Amen!

1 Timothy 2:1-2 says:

“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions and giving of thanks be made for all men; for kings and for all that are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.”

That is probably what is wrong with this country right now. If you are of a different political leaning than the leaders in office, you refuse to pray for them. That is total backwards from what the Apostle Paul had to say about the matter.

At the time he wrote this, Timothy was the pastor of a New Testament church. Paul is writing to him. I like how Paul worded his instructions to Timothy (and, through his letter, preserved in the Bible, to us today).  He said, “I exhort therefore, that FIRST OF ALL…”

Earlier, in First Thessalonians, 5:25, Paul said, “Brethren, pray for US.”  He invited the Church at Thessalonica to pray for him. It is definitely scriptural to pray for one another. Amen!

But, all too often, we put ourselves FIRST in the praying. Sometimes, that is as far as we ever get! In other words, most of the time, we are just praying selfishly for ourselves or about our own needs and for our own family. We go completely against what the Apostle Paul instructed – under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit!

Which means, when we fail to pray for our LEADERS FIRST – we are going against the Godly order that the Holy Spirit has ordained. You are going against the Word of God and the Will of God.

Is it any wonder why this country is so screwed up right now? Even believers have failed to do what God instructed. Amen! 

I want to pray for you right now, and myself included, that we will begin to do what God instructed the Apostle Paul to share with us. That, “FIRST OF ALL, supplications, prayers, intercessions and giving of thanks be made for all men; for kings and for all that are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.”

Amen!

Let’s Pray!

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Pastor Robert Thibodeau has been in online ministry since starting his own podcast in mid-2009. Within about six months, he was offered a slot on nationwide Christian AM radio. His broadcast was heard in four major markets for one year.

He then started what today is called, "Evangelism Radio" and went live 24/7 beginning on October 4, 2010 and continues to this day. Now with over 50 broadcasters submitting programming on a weekly basis, Evangelism Radio has listeners in over 160 nations and all 50 states. It was also ranked by Shoutcast.com as #1 in the world in the Christian Talk genre on many occasions.

In late 2017, Pastor Bob began an interview style podcast called "The Kingdom Cross Roads Podcast." On this podcast, Pastor Bob interviews Christians from various walks of life on how they use their Faith to achieve success. Authors, recording artists, business CEO's, non-profit leaders and pastors and ministers frequent the show and provide amazing insight to build your faith. In only 3 years time, The KCR Podcast has published almost 900 episodes and Pastor Bob conducted over 700 interviews!

In early 2018, in response to the lack of any Christian themed podcast hosting platform in the market place, Pastor Bob coordinated with the iconic Mark Asquith and his team, with the result being "FaithCasters.net." A "Christian podcast hosting and marketing company created by Christians for Christians."

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