Good morning Pat, here is today’s prayer...

Dear Father God, 

Thank You for giving me a purpose for my life and for telling me what Your plans are for me through Your Holy Word, The Bible.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,
“plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11

Please help me to be kind-hearted and long-suffering with others, as You are with me.

Guide me to handle my disappointments with grace; to remain quiet when I should not speak and to speak when I should.

Please give me the thoughts, words, and actions that You want me to have.

Thank You for loving and forgiving me.

In Jesus’ name I pray,






Reflecting on the Names and Nature of God

Jesus: He Who Has the Sharp Sword with Two Edges

These things saith he which hath
the sharp sword with two edges.

Revelation 2:12

Jesus is He Who Has the Sharp Sword with Two Edges. The Sword is the Word of God, which cuts two ways—it ministers to both believers and unbelievers. Jesus will use the Sword to help believers stand fast, even where Satan’s seat is (Revelation 2:13). He will use the Sword to defend those who never deny their faith, even to martyrdom. Jesus says He will help us “hold fast to [His] name” (Revelation 2:13). The two-edged Sword also cuts to the heart of a matter to reward truth and faithfulness (Hebrews 4:12). The Word of God is truth (John 17:17), and Jesus sees accurately what His followers have done. “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says” (Revelation 2:17). Those who are overcomers will eat daily the hidden manna of the Word, and Jesus will have a new name for them when they reach Heaven (Revelation 2:17).

Lord, what will happen to those who compromise? How will you judge them?

The sharp two-edged Sword of Jesus also cuts those under judgment. Jesus says to those who compromise, “Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth” (Revelation 2:16).

Lord, forgive me for looking at the Enemy and for looking at the sins of other Christians. Lord, I will look to You and Your Word for truth. Amen.

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