Pray for good conscience
Hebrews 13: 18,19 -
Pray for us; for we are confident that we have a good conscience, in all things desiring to live honorably. But I especially urge you to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.
In today's message the Lord highlights the one area where most Men and Women of God fall and that is the (over) confidence they have with their conscience.
Our soul or inner man is connected to our body by our five senses and to our spirit by our conscience (which people call as sixth sense). People usually mistake the control or discernment of our senses as conscience, but actually conscience is to do with discernment of the communication our inner man or heart has with the spirit world which includes our own spirit, the Holy Spirit and even the evil spirits.
Like radio waves there is constant broadcast of communication in the spirit world and it matters which channel we are tuned into as to what we receive. The tuning is effected by the state of our heart, if our heart is at unrest then there are very high chances that we will tune into the evil spirit or our own spirit. To tune into the Holy Spirit we need to keep our hearts at rest. The Lord says 'be still and know I am God'.
Most workers of the Lord's vineyard fail or get lost because they at times think they are tuned with the Holy Spirit but instead were tuned with their own spirit or at times communicate with an evil spirit.
We need always be on guard in this area and the only way is to do what military persons do to identify communications - coding. We need to decode every spiritual communication and this means to check it up with the Word of God. If any communication does not tally with the Word of God we can be sure it is not from the Holy Spirit. It may be an evil spirit or even our own spirit trying to influence our minds. It is this infiltration that causes many to become puppets in the hands of Satan or weak in body, mind and spirit. Our spirit will be strong only when it takes refuge in the Holy Spirit Who is the Rock of our salvation.
Let us who are workers of the Lord's vineyard not be over confidence but always alert and those who are yet not become workers of the vineyard, we request you always to keep the workers in prayer that this very critical area the Lord protects by giving them a good conscience.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord as You said the people of this world can harm our bodies but if we do not have a good conscience we can lose our soul. This worldly death is nothing, but the second death - the death of our spirit is the real death which we should be worried of. Lord we pray You give a good conscience to all the workers of your vineyard. Protect their discernment and help them to control their heart to be still in You...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
7 The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah
8 Come, behold the works of the LORD, Who has made desolations in the earth.
9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariot in the fire.
10 Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
28 "And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
1 Then Paul, looking earnestly at the council, said, "Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day."
2 And the high priest Ananias commanded those who stood by him to strike him on the mouth.
1 I tell the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Spirit,
1 Corinthians 8:12
12 But when you thus sin against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ.
1 Timothy 1:5-7
5 Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, a good conscience, and sincere faith,
6 from which some, having strayed, have turned aside to idle talk,
7 desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they say nor the things which they affirm.
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