Pray for the converts
Memorize: 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12
11 Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power: 12 That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Read: 2 Thessalonians 1:3-12
The standards of God for man is sure. He told Abraham to walk before Him and be perfect. He said at some other point that be ye perfect for I your Lord I am perfect. He also says be ye holy for I am holy. God cannot deny Himself. What He wants is what He wants. There is no lowering the standard because of anyone. But from what obtains, unless something be done, hardly will anyone make it.
God has done everything necessary for man to live a perfect life. He came in the flesh to die for the sin of man. In doing so, He showed man a clear example of how to live without sin on earth and gave teachings from His mouth to keep man standing. When He returned to heaven, He sent the Holy Spirit to remind us of the things He taught us and teach us all things too. Yet man’s ways are full of evil. God devised mercy to save those whom He would consider saving. He also decided to lower the standard for those who lived before the advent of Christ saying it was the days of ignorance. Every believer is striving in the body enduring earthly pain to make it to the end. It is double jeopardy for anyone to go through that and yet end up in the torment that will come upon the disobedient. Yet, if any is found wanting when the Lord shall come, the same will go with the wicked.
Therefore, it is important we keep praying for those whom the Lord has drawn into His marvelous light through us as well as every other member of the household of faith. We need to pray so that, like Ahasuerus did to Esther, the Lord may raise His scepter of mercy in all our cases that we may be found worthy when He shall return for His Church. No one should be allowed to go through the trouble that awaits the troublers of the faith if we can afford it. But are you saved yourself and in right standing with God? The events we speak of are no longer distant. It is important you decide now so that you can also come within the people praying and being prayed for.
Father, thank you for your mercies that have sustained us thus far. Please help us to know you the more that we may live our lives in holiness and perfection in Jesus name.