Prayer Group Overview
Our prayer theme today: Protection
The readings are chosen after the Crusade Prayers and after a prayer to the Holy Spirit for guidance and listed below An overview of the readings will be posted below. It is recommended that you read the messages in full by clicking on the link beneath each one.
The Readings today:
- Bible: Acts11:19-26
 Now they who had been dispersed by the persecution that arose on occasion of Stephen, went about as far as Phenice and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to none, but to the Jews only.  But some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who, when they were entered into Antioch, spoke also to the Greeks, preaching the Lord Jesus.
 And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believing, were converted to the Lord.  And the tidings came to the ears of the church that was at Jerusalem, touching these things: and they sent Barnabas as far as Antioch.  Who, when he was come, and had seen the grace of God, rejoiced: and he exhorted them all with purpose of heart to continue in the Lord.  For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith. And a great multitude was added to the Lord.  And Barnabas went to Tarsus to seek Saul: whom, when he had found, he brought to Antioch.
 And they conversed there in the church a whole year; and they taught a great multitude, so that at Antioch the disciples were first named Christians.
Book of Truth:
2. I must intervene to save humanity from destroying itself, before the Great Day of the Lord (29th January, 2014)
See here for the full message: https://missionofsalvation.wordpress.com/Message-1030/
3 My Word will be like a sword, which will cut through confusion and lies. (21st December, 2012)
See here for the full message: https://missionofsalvation.wordpress.com/Message-0649/
Overview of the readings:
The Bible reading speaks about the persecution just after St Stephen, the first martyr. It speaks of Barnabas and (Saul) Paul at Antioch spreading God’s word and converting many people at Antioch, which was a strong Christian centre. The message for us is that God always sends holy people to strengthen his people.
The second reading (from the B of T) speaks of Jesus sadness at the evil which has spread to such an extent that souls have nothing to guide them. Jesus tells us that only one third will be able to distinguish between good and evil. He speaks of ‘Souls with hardened hearts, with a hatred for others, a lack of compassion, greed and lust for violence’ who will be admired in the world. Satan’s plan is to destroy souls, but Jesus tells us that He ‘will not hesitate to provide the signs, which are needed to wake (us) up to the Love of God’.
In the third reading, Jesus tells us that “the time to spread his messages is now”. He tells us that His disciples and Sacred Servants will preach from the 4 corners of the earth. He tells us “My Father’s Book, the Holy Bible, will be revisited and My Word will be read again” and that His Word “will be like a sword, which will cut through confusion and lies.”
Jesus instructs us how to convert people: He tells us “Please pray for the courage, the strength and the will to do what it is that I ask of you. Remind them that I died for them. Tell them that the time for Me to come again is soon. Comfort them by revealing to them the great Gift of the New Paradise I Am to reveal. Tell them that I Am coming to save them and to end their suffering.”
In these readings, Jesus tells us how He will protect us – through His Holy Word and His disciples which he will send.