CHARISMA DAILY DEVOTIONAL
MONDAY 27 JULY 2020
BEWARE OF THE ANTICHRIST
Scriptural Reading: 1 John 2:18
According to John's revelation, the anti-Christ shall come, persecute the Christians who missed the rapture and force them to receive the mark of the beast. The Church is careful with the interpretations of the revelations about the end and other eschatological matters. God actually knows the exact form and nature these will take. However, irrespective of how it will happen, we are certain the anti-Christ shall come. We are also certain that Jesus is coming soon and we are certain that this present age shall pass away while an incorruptible age will unfold.
The happenings in this age point to the fact that the anti-Christ is already in our midst. We see and hear of the introduction of computer microchips to be implanted either on the forehead or on the hand as part of the health care system in America. Now the speculation centres on COVID-19 pandemics and vaccination. Many speculate that such could be a preparation for the reign of the anti-Christ. Others accuse religious and political leaders of being anti-Christ. But we must understand that the anti-Christ will work against Christ, his teachings and followers. Many speculations are wrong but we must be conscious of all policies that contradict our faith in Christ.
How can I identify the anti-Christ?
STRATEGIC PRAYER POINTS:
1. Pray against any factor that the devil wants to use to rob you of the kingdom of God
2. Begin to pray for the salvation of souls swimming in the ocean of sin
3. Pray for the unsaved members of your family
4. Pray for the leaders of the Church for the grace of humility in service
5. Pay now against the spread of coronavirus pandemic
6. Say the prayers to St. Michael and St. Jude in pages 101 and 103
7. Present your private intentions to God
8. Say your daily prophetic prayers.
DAILY PROPHETIC PRAYERS
Oh Lord God of power and might we praise and thank you for your goodness and mercy in my life. I acknowledge that you are the only one true God and the Almighty who can do all things, who knows all things and who is everywhere at the same time.
I beseech you, Lord, to show me your mercy and forgiveness, I have sinned against you through my thoughts, words, and actions. Through your sacrificial death on the cross, I receive mercy and boldness to approach your throne of grace.
Let the precious blood of Jesus wash me and make me whiter than snow. Heal me oh Lord by your wounds that I may be restored.
I receive your Grace to rise above every limitation.
I receive your Grace to move from Glory to Glory. I proclaim my total freedom in the mighty name of Jesus.
I shall testify the goodness of God in the land of the living in the most powerful name of Jesus.
I shall not die but live to declare the goodness of God, I shall not be put to shame for the Lord is by my side. I shall glorify the Lord all the days of my life.
PRAYER TO ST MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL AGAINST THE FORCES BEHIND COVID - 19.
Holy Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebukes him, we humbly pray, and do you, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
WE PRAY WITH ST JUDE THE PATRON OF DIFFICULT CASES AGAINST THE SPREAD OF CORONA VIRUS
O most holy apostle, Saint Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honoureth and invoketh thee universally, as the patron of hopeless cases and things almost despaired of.
Pray for me, who am so miserable. Make use, I implore thee, of that particular privilege accorded to thee, to bring visible and speedy help where help was almost despaired of.
Come to mine assistance in this great need, that I may receive the consolation and succour of Heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly...
(insert your prayer request here, especially the menace of COVID - 19 Pandemic)
...and that I may praise God with thee and all the elect throughout eternity.
I promise thee, O blessed Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favour, to always honour thee as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to thee. Amen.