The following was taught and prayed through during our 6 a.m. prayer time with Terry Nyenhuis
1 Tim 2:1-4
Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
- Lift up PM Netanyahu – NO VIRUS
- We lift up ALL those in authority and prominent positions
- (German minister of finance committed suicide – so much pressure on these men and women now)
Excerpt from Sparkling Gems 2 by Rick Renner
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and FIND grace to HELP in time of need.
— Hebrews 4:16
“…The word “find” is a translation of the often-used Greek word eurisko. The word eurisko simply means to find. It expresses the idea of a discovery that is made by searching.
Usually the word eurisko points to a discovery made due to an intense investigation, scientific study, or scholarly research. There’s nothing of chance left to this kind of investigation. After working long hours and searching for a long time, the time and effort finally pay off as the researcher finds what he has been seeking! In that ecstatic moment of euphoria, he shrieks, “Eureka!” — which means, “I found it!” In fact, the word “eureka” is derived from the word eurisko that is translated “find” in Hebrews 4:16, informing us of the joy experienced when a seeker finds what he has sought for so long.
But there is something else very important about the word eurisko that I must point out. This word doesn’t just describe a discovery made for yourself; it can also mean to acquire something for someone else. For example, do you know someone in need of some kind of help?
• Do you know someone who needs physical healing?
• Do you know someone who needs deliverance?
• Do you know someone who needs peace of mind?
• Do you know someone who needs a healing in his or her marriage or family?
• Do you know someone who needs a financial breakthrough?
Because the word eurisko also means to acquire something for someone else, it means you can go to Jesus, the Great High Priest, and seek Him for help on behalf of others. You can obtain help for those who are in need — those who need healing, those who need deliverance, those who need relief from mental torment, those who need wholeness in their marriages and families, and those who need a financial breakthrough. Not only can you take your own needs to the Lord, but you can also take their needs to Him to obtain the help they so desperately need. This means the Lord wants to hear about your needs and the needs of those you love and hold dear to your heart.
But now let’s look at the phrase “help in time of need.” The phrase is a translation of the Greek word boetheia, a word with a military connotation. The word boetheia can be translated to help, as to help a person with his or her needs, but the military connotation of this word adds much more meaning and makes it really powerful.
In the world of the early New Testament, it was a military word that beckoned soldiers to battle. That word was boetheia, which was first and foremost a military word that depicted the exact moment when a soldier heard that his fellow fighter was entrenched in battle, captured, or struggling. Once alerted to this situation, the soldier quickly went into battle to fight for the safety and well-being of his fellow fighter. For that soldier, just hearing of a fellow fighter in need was all that was necessary to beckon him into battle. He spared no effort to deliver his brother as he went into action to rescue him and bring him back into a place of safety, security, and protection.
The Holy Spirit uses this same word to tell us that when we get into trouble and we tell Jesus about it, He goes into battle like a Mighty Warrior to be our defense and to secure our deliverance!
When Jesus fights, He is always on the winning side. So the next time you’re struggling, don’t try to slug it out all by yourself. Instead, go to Jesus and tell Him your situation. He will go to battle for you and fight until you are delivered and free! This is the kind of “help” Jesus wants to provide if you will present your needs to Him in faith. Why fight alone when the greatest Warrior in the universe is willing to fight for you?
For the last 2,000-plus years, Jesus has been seated at the Father’s right hand, where He ever lives to make intercession for anyone who comes to Him by faith (see Hebrews 7:25). The Lord has been fighting for every believer who has come boldly and honestly to Him in prayer. If you are willing to seek His assistance and not stop until you get it, Jesus will step up to the plate and fight for you. More than 2,000 years ago, Jesus died for you, but today — and right at this very moment — He is living to fight for your every need!
Isn’t that some of the best news you’ve ever heard in your whole life? Jesus is just waiting for you to present your needs to Him and to ask for His help.”
Hebrews 4:16 Amp
Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God’s unmerited favor to us sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it].
John to the seven assemblies (churches) that are in Asia: May grace (God’s unmerited favor) be granted to you and spiritual peace (the peace of Christ’s kingdom) from Him Who is and Who was and Who is to come, and from the seven Spirits [the sevenfold Holy Spirit] before His throne…
- Grace is Help
- It’s an enablement – to do what I can not do in my own strength.
- From Someone Who is here, was here, and will always be here