DAY 6 - Pray for the Unsaved to Come into the Knowledge of the Truth
Bishop Orlando Burt
Word of Faith Hattiesburg, MS
Word of Faith Gulfport, MS
Faith4Life Jackson, MS
Praise the Lord. I am Bishop Orlando Burt, Senior Pastor of Word of Faith Christian Center in Hattiesburg and Gulfport, Mississippi and Faith for Life Church in Jackson, Mississippi. Welcome to today’s edition of 30 days of prayer. Today we want to pray for the unsaved to come into the knowledge of the truth. So let’s start by finding out what the heart of Jesus is regarding this matter. Once we find out how He feels about it and what His approach is, that should then dictate how we should feel about it and what our approach should be. In Matthew’s Gospel chapter 9, verses 35-38 from the New Living Translation reads, “Jesus traveled through all the towns and villages of that area, teaching in the synagogues and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom. And he healed every kind of disease and illness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. He said to his disciples, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.”” So as we see here, it was Jesus’ compassion and love for the people that moved Him to encourage His disciples to pray for more laborers who could minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ in order for them to be saved. We also need to pray the Ephesians prayer that as the unsaved are ministered to, the eyes of their understanding will be flooded with light. Now, this is important because second Corinthians chapter 4, verses 3 and 4 says, “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god [small case ‘g’] of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” So we see that Satan is the culprit of keeping people blinded to the truth, but our prayers for them, motivated by our love and compassion, can open their eyes to the truth. Now, when that happens, they will then see Jesus and receive Him as their Savior and confess Him is their Lord. So let’s continue to fervently pray that in these last days, the light of the Gospel will shine brighter than it ever has and people will run to the truth and be made free because second Peter 3:9 tells us that the Lord is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. That should be our position. We should not be willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and it is our prayers for them that will produce the power to make that happen. So I want to thank you for tuning in today and I pray that you will have a wonderful day in the Lord. So let’s pray.