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My name is Garrett and I've just recently joined in order to be able to post prayer requests and such to this site. I have been reading through Francis' book "The Three Battlegrounds" and something in chapter 16 really spoke to me today because it was about the spirit of the Anti-Christ and how it works religiously against the Spirit of Jesus Christ himself. It seems to be a religious spirit that can work to harden people and make them cold.
Let me first start off by saying that I have been in the church since I was young and for the longest time read the bible and prayed and known about information in scripture and been very religious. However, right now at this point in my life I have never so conflicted and many times throughout the day and week I feel empty and alone. If feel this way because I have been very religious and have been to many churches but not been sound in my relationship with the Lord and have done many things I'm ashamed of. I've confessed my sins to God and to others but have continued to struggle with immoral sins, as well as many other things that have just worked to harden my heart at times. There is not a day that goes by lately where I don't struggle with feelings of loneliness and depression and I have been praying, talking to others, and crying out to God. Furthermore, I recently filed bankruptcy, have debt that I cannot repay, but feel an obligation to pay that debt because of the state of my heart when I filed. I'm overwhelmed at this point in my life and have never needed the Lord's miracle working power in my life more than ever. I need Jesus to revive my heart and my life and to help me make things right in my life. Please Saints, I need your prayers! I have been asking for prayer so much lately and am just desperate for God's healing and delivering touch! Please pray as this struggle I'm going through has never been more real to me than it is now! I know that surrender to the Lord is what I need and I also need his power to do so and your prayers! Sincerely, Garrett __________________ Garrett M. Leffers
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Your story is pretty much the same as most believers, unfortunately. We all have flesh and so many times, it wins the battles in our lives. The good news is His mercy is new every morning. Have you ever considered going through Pastor Francis' online training course - In Christ's Image Training? There are several plans to choose from, including a Free Lesson Plan where you just receive the weekly lessons each week, via email. There is also a full training plan with 39 audios that expand upon the written material, exams, grading, certification and eligibility to go on to Level II training, which is a three month course. If you go through this course, reading the weekly lessons, I am confident that it will change how you look at life forever. You can learn more at http://www.icitc.org. Follow the link a the top for In Christ's Image Training. He is able to turn our messes into miracles, in fact, He specialized in doing this. The struggles we experience in life are allowed by God show us our own heart, so we will desire His heart. "All things work together for good, to those who love God and are called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28. He is able to use whatever hand we are dealt in life and work it for our good, if we let Him. This message that Pastor Francis wrote a while back might speak to you. Therese
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I totally agree with Theresa and loved the article that was posted, His Righteous Right Hand, but perhaps you need to give God your life.
Pray with me; Father God, I am a sinner and am lost in my life. I believe that you sent your Jesus to save me from my sins and give me new life. I ask you to come into my life, forgive my sins, give me hope and direction. Amen.
Read Romans 10: 9, 10. You're saved thru faith in Jesus Christ. Be sure that you are attending a Bible believing church. I am sure that this ministry can help you find a true church.
Praying that you are now walking in the newness of life with Jesus Christ.
__________________ Nannette Mastrogianakis