This is the audio from the August 5, 2022 live social media broadcast of encouragement and prayer by Impact Prayer Ministry’s director, Tom Lemler.
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.”
This week’s prayer focus will take another look at some things God calls His children to overcome. While we may want a life of ease and comfort, Jesus says that life as a follower of Him will be filled with trouble, misunderstandings, and even persecution. While that is not news that anyone really wants to hear, Jesus also tells us to take heart because He has overcome the world. When John wrote the messages from Jesus to the seven churches that we read of early in the book of Revelation, He ends each message with a promise for those who overcome.
“He who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will he leave it. I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on him my new name.”
Revelation 3:12 (NIV)
As you pray this week, ask God to empower you to be an overcomer. Pray that you would find a place of belonging in the temple of God so you would have no need to wander away from Him. Pray that your life would help others know that they too have a place where they can belong.
You can find the live video feeds of these encouragement and prayer times on Impact Prayer Ministry’s Facebook page.