PASTOR REGINALD WALKER
SENIOR PASTOR | WORD OF FAITH CHRISTIAN CENTER | VICKSBURG, MS
Hello and welcome to day 13 of our 30 days of prayer campaign. My name is Reginald Walker and I am the Senior Pastor of Word of Faith Christian Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi. My assignment today is to pray for religious freedom. I’ve been walking with Christ for about 40 years now, and years ago as anAmerican living in the land of the free, if I had been given the same assignment, my prayers would have been channeled to those of other nations. Yet, in the last several decades, I’ve seen a growing tolerance for everything and everyone, except Christians. Increasingly, our freedom to speak as the Word directs is facing more and more external constraints. All around the world we are witnessing religious freedom, as Christians, become less and less free.
In Matthew chapter 10, verse 27, Jesus said,“What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops. And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”TheGreek word for fear used in this passage is phobeo. It means to frighten, as you would expect. But it also means to be in awe and to revere. In other words, Jesus is saying,“Don’t be frightened by them, but rather reverence Him.”
In2 Thessalonians chapter 3, the Apostle Paul wrote,“Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of theLord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you...”Paul gave this instruction for theWord to have free course because he had seen the fruit of those prayers manifested in them. In fact, in the Amplified Bible says, “Do pray for us that the Word of the Lord may speed on, spread rapidly and run its course, and be glorified, extolled and triumphed.”God’s will is for His Word to triumph. In fact, theAmplified translation ofJeremiah 1:12tells us that God is watching over His Word to perform it. So pray for religious freedom. It is the will of God and God honors His will.