YOU ARE FULFILLING YOUR MISSION AND AT YOUR BEST WHEN YOU ARE STRIVING ‘IN THE WILL OF GOD’

YOU ARE FULFILLING YOUR MISSION AND AT YOUR BEST WHEN YOU ARE STRIVING ‘IN THE WILL OF GOD’

I recently posted an article recently on weariness — and fighting through it.

When we do, the rewards are rich.

In this life, we must go full bore on all cylinders but do so with balance (remember to vacation and to rest, especially on the Sabbath).

Enjoy life and live it to its fullness.

But work in the Lord’s vineyard (translation: according to His Will after prayers to the Holy Spirit).

As on a tightrope (which life can be), balance is the key; with it we move ahead, unerringly. Did you see that fellow who prayed all the way across a tightrope over Niagara Falls?

Faith. Focus.

While on earth, you will never reach perfect relaxation. It is a place of testing and a place of mission. The word mission means a “calling.” God has called you to something. Let it be what He has in mind, not what you do. Here, you will find peace.

When you are at your best, when you feel like the “real you,” you are fulfilling your mission.

You are fulfilling your mission when you are focused but at peace, clear of mind, loving, generous, merciful, understanding, firm when you need to be firm, healthy of body, full of energy, without anger, or fear, strong in your conviction, disciplined. You are at your best and fulfilling your mission when you are in the Will of God.

You won’t feel at your best every day. No. But it is in the striving (with balance) that we reach peak moments. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing,” says 2 Timothy 4:6.

God does not judge by the standards of the world. And often, He judges not by our “accomplishments,” but by how much we try; He judges our earnestness. He sees our motives. He wants to see how hard we fight past temptation and disappointment and discouragement.

A pure heart is worth more than election (to the highest high office).

Heed not the judgments of the world. You’re at your best when you are striving (but not straining) in the cause of love and the Will of Christ.

“Not that I have become perfect yet: I have not yet won, but I am still running, trying to capture the prize for which Christ Jesus captured me. I can assure you my family in Christ, I am far from thinking that I have already won. All I can say is that I forget the past and I strain ahead for what is still to come; I am racing for the finish, for the prize to which God calls us upwards to receive in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:13-14).

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Our Marriage Restoration Prayer

Our Marriage Restoration Prayer

Dear Lord, we pray for your very special blessings on every visitor to this site, because we know it’s a broken heart, a troubled spirit, or a longing for the comfort and answers so desperately needed in a time of marital despair that brings them here. Your word tells us that from the very beginning, You created marriage as a one flesh covenant relationship; that what You joined together, no man should separate or put asunder, and that You hate divorce. It also promises us that You will heal the brokenhearted and bind up their wounds, that You will comfort all who mourn, and that You will bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. So we thank You that instead of shame or disgrace, they will rejoice in their inheritance, that they will inherit a double portion in their lives, and that everlasting joy will be theirs, as You restore the marriages Satan came to destroy. Teach them to approach your throne of grace with confidence, so they will receive the mercy and find the grace to help them in their time of need.

We thank You that all things are possible with You, Lord Jesus, and that You, and You alone, give us peace that transcends all understanding. And we thank You for your promise that no wisdom, no insight and no plan can succeed against You, that the gates of hell will not prevail against us, and that NO weapon formed against our marriages will prosper, because we are your servants. And since your word assures us that the hearts of our beloved spouses are in your hand, and that You will direct their hearts like a watercourse wherever You please, we know they can’t plan or understand their own way, because it is You who will determine and direct their steps. Therefore, we ask You to teach us how to express our faith with love, because your word tells us that unfailing love is what everyone desires.

Lord, we ask You to work in us to will and act according to your good purpose. We believe You and are your disciples, and we want to understand and hold to your teachings so we will know the truth and let it set us free. Thank You for your word, because it is a lamp to our feet and a light for our path. You are our refuge and our shield, so we put our hope in your word.

Since faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen, please help us to live by faith and not shrink back so You will be pleased with us, because we know it’s impossible to please You without faith. And your word teaches us that whatever we ask in prayer, and believe, we will receive, and that we are to walk by faith and not by sight. Jesus, You even said that according to our faith it will be done to us. So, Lord, we ask You to please give us the faith and patience necessary to inherit what You have promised.

And never let us forget that we don’t live by the standards of this world. We live in the world, but we don’t wage war as the world does. So we thank You that the weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. They are mighty weapons to demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of You, our God, and the covenant of our marriages, so we must take captive every thought and make them obedient to Christ.

Always remind us that we need not be afraid, for You are with us. We need not be dismayed, for You are our God. You will strengthen us. You will help us. You will uphold us and our marriages with your righteous right hand. And all those who are incensed against us and the sanctity of our marriages will be as nothing, they will be ashamed and disgraced. Those who contend with us and those who war with us, will be as nothing, as a nonexistent thing, for You, the Lord our God, will hold our right hand, saying to us “Fear not, I will help you.”

So teach us to always rest in the confidence we have in You, because your word tells us that it will be richly rewarded. And give us the strength and grace to persevere so that when we have done your will, we will receive what You have promised. And help us keep your commandments and do those things that are pleasing in Your sight, so that whatever we ask we will receive from You, including the restoration of our marriages.

Please give us the faith that enables us to speak to our mountains and make them move, and the confidence assuring us that all things are possible in Christ Jesus. We thank You, Lord, for your promise that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us, and That with You, nothing is impossible, including living our lives full of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control, even during this time of trouble, which your word assures us You will turn into a gateway of hope. And we thank You that your Spirit intercedes for us, your saints, in accordance with your will, and that You cause all things to work together for good to those who love You, and who are called according to your purpose. So we thank You for your promise that your thoughts and plans for us are thoughts and plans for our welfare and peace and not for evil, and to give us hope in our final outcome. And we thank You, Lord, that when we are still, we will know that You are God and that You will be exalted in all the earth.

And we thank You for the comfort we have in knowing that to our spouses belong the plans of the heart, but from You comes the reply of the tongue, and that the words of your mouth will not return to You empty; that they will accomplish what You desire and the purpose for which You sent them! And we thank You for the assurance that You honor and uphold the covenant of marriage made when You witnessed our marriage vows, and that YOU will defend them against the treachery of unfaithfulness, divorce and remarriage.

For all of this, we ask and give thanks in the most precious and powerful name and authority in all of heaven and earth, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen.

Breaking Strongholds

Breaking Spiritual Strongholds

All believers are in a war – a war with their adversary, the Devil (1 Pet. 5:8), and his evil spiritual forces which he dispatches and assigns to perpetrate his wickedness throughout the world. The scripture says that we “wrestle… against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against
spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Eph. 6:12).

We are well aware of the evil characteristics of Satan, that he “kills, steals, and destroys” (John 10:10). But beyond his routine harassment, temptations or hit-and-run attacks, the Devil’s forces seek territory to establish long-term strongholds in which they may dominate and hold captive. Satanic forces search for people, cities, and nations in which they are not resisted and where they may flourish.

“Strongholds” could be actual “demon possession,” but can merely be a “strong” influence or grip, persistent oppression, obsessions, hindrances or harassment. Believers cannot be demon possessed, but many Christians are the victims of Satan’s strongholds.

Getting to the Root of the Problem

The devil’s primary strategy is to disguise his activities so that it appears that someone or something else is to blame. He wants us to get our attention on his surrogates, his instruments, his hindrances and “wrestle” with them, so that our battle will be directed against the “symptoms” instead of the “real source.”

We all know that a decongestant will help relieve a stuffy nose, but it will not cure a cold. Likewise, you can fight with the symptoms of the Devil, but you will not end the problems until you deal with the source and bind the “strong man.”

Remember when Peter resisted Jesus’ decision to return to Jerusalem, knowing that He would be crucified there? Jesus did not rebuke Peter, but turned to Peter and rebuked Satan. “Get behind me Satan” (Matt. 16:23). Peter wasn’t demon possessed, and probably didn’t intend to be an offense. However, the Devil inspired Peter’s statement, and Jesus went after the real source.

Paul said that our battle is not with “flesh and blood” but with spiritual adversaries (Eph. 6:12). How important it is that we understand what the real root of the problem is — “who” our real enemy is. It is Satan, not flesh and blood, not our brethren, not our family, not our children, not husbands and wives, not employers, nor our government! The Devil is the enemy!

Binding the Strong Man

One time, after Jesus had cast out a devil and healed a deaf and mute boy, Jesus explained that in order to overturn the works and activity of the Devil, we must bind him first. “Or else how can one enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house” (Matt. 12:29). In order to neutralize the Devil’s works, we must go and deal directly with the source and bind up the devil so that his hands are tied. Then we’ll be able to take back what he’s stolen and bring a halt to his actions.

I’ve preached in many cities that have been strongholds for the Devil. The symptoms of this are many. Often the local churches suffer senseless conflicts or unexplained problems. The congregations experience little growth, and the preaching of the Word is not easily proclaimed or well received by the community. These are the symptoms, but behind the scene Satan is the culprit. In such cases, those spiritual strongholds must be dealt with and bound for the ministry to be effective.

All Believers have Authority over the Devil

All Christians must be aware that God has equipped them to overcome Satan’s power. The Apostle Paul said that “the weapons of our warfare are not carnal (of a fleshly or earthly nature), but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds” (2 Cor. 10:4).

You may recall the time when the seventy disciples returned to the Lord rejoicing about the results of their ministry. They remarked, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name” (Luke 10:17). But then Jesus pointed out that the great marvel of this was that the devils were subject to them because their names were “written in heaven.” In other words, because they were saved — because of their relationship with Christ, they had authority over the Devil in the name of Jesus.

Jesus has given all His followers — all those who know Jesus personally as their Lord and Savior — the authority to use His name to expel the forces of evil. To all believers, Jesus said, “In My name they will cast out demons…” (Mark 16:17).

How to Break Strongholds and keep them Broken!

1. AUTHORITY — Every believer has the right to use the authority of Jesus’ name to bind and take authority over Satan’s activities. “No one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man, and then he will plunder his house” (Mark 3:27). Issue a spoken command to the devil that he is bound and he must leave the stronghold! Exercising authority in the name of Jesus will expel the Devil’s influence. “And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues…” (Mark 16:17).

2. INTERCESSION — Come together with other believers to pray and intercede against strongholds until you get results. There is intensified power in the gathering of more believers. Prayer with fasting intensifies faith, and faith will break strongholds. “Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast him out? However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting” (Matthew 17:19,21).

3. DISPLACEMENT — Establish the presence of God. Where Satan has been commanded to leave, fill it up with God’s presence. Where the presence of the Lord is, the Devil isn’t! Satan doesn’t want to hang around where people are lifting up Jesus in worship, in singing and prayer. The presence of the Lord displaces the Devil. “For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14).

4. RESISTANCE — Submit yourselves and draw close to God. The Bible says this is how we resist Satan and he will flee. The Devil runs from submitted, yielded Christians. He runs from your life, and will run away from where you go. “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you” (James 4:7).

5. OCCUPATION — Give no place or vacancy to the Devil. With Satan departed, fill the void with God. Let righteousness be the standard rule and behavior. Provide no pocket of rebellion, corruption or immorality in which Satan can find refuge to rebuild his influence or strength. The scripture says to not “give place to the devil” (Eph. 4:27).

6. FORTIFICATION — Clothe yourself with God’s armor. Take upon you daily, the full array of God’s spiritual equipment that you may maintain battle-ready status. With the shield of faith, the sword of the Spirit (God’s Word) and the other links of armor (Eph. 6:13-17), you will be ready to resist any satanic assault, and will be ready to engage the strongholds in others. “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil”.

Reference

Dr. Dale A. Robbins

Praise You in this storm

I was sure by now
God You would have reached down
And wiped our tears away
Stepped in and saved the day
But once again, I say “Amen”, and it’s still raining

As the thunder rolls
I barely hear Your whisper through the rain
“I’m with you”
And as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise the God who gives
And takes away
And I’ll praise You in this storm
And I will lift my hands
For You are who You are
No matter where I am
And every tear I’ve cried
You hold in Your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn
I willI was sure by now
God You would have reached down
And wiped our tears away
Stepped in and saved the day
But once again, I say “Amen”, and it’s still raining

As the thunder rolls
I barely hear Your whisper through the rain
“I’m with you”
And as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise the God who gives
And takes away
And I’ll praise You in this storm
And I will lift my hands
For You are who You are
No matter where I am
And every tear I’ve cried
You hold in Your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm
I remember when
I stumbled in the wind
You heard my cry to you
And you raised me up again
My strength is almost gone
How can I carry on
If I can’t find You
But as the thunder rolls
I barely hear You whisper through the rain
“I’m with you”
And as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise the God who gives
And takes away
I lift my eyes unto the hills
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord
The Maker of Heaven and Earth
I remember when
I stumbled in the wind
You heard my cry to you
And you raised me up again
My strength is almost gone
How can I carry on
If I can’t find You
But as the thunder rolls
I barely hear You whisper through the rain
“I’m with you”
And as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise the God who gives
And takes away
I lift my eyes unto the hills
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord
The Maker of Heaven and Earth

(Malachi 4:6 KJV)Please pray with me in agreement for all children who are being neglected by one of their parents in the midst of separation or divorce.

And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse. (Malachi 4:6 KJV)

Please pray with me in agreement for all children who are being neglected by one of their parents in the midst of separation or divorce. That the Lord may look favorably on our children, bless them, make them feel secure and that the Holy Spirit, Ministering Angels speak to the absent spouse that their hearts may turn back to their children, to their families. Lord have mercy on my son and daughter as well as children in the same situation all over the world.
Amen

Faith and Marriage Ministries

I remain steadfastly focused on what God has called me to do today, while I put my faith in Him being absolutely certain that He will work out my marital situation for my good and for the glory of Jesus Christ as He declares in Romans 8:28 and Ephesians 1:3-14.

When seriously seeking God’s will and guidance concerning marriage, divorce and remarriage, we have to start with a clear and accurate understanding of what the Bible teaches to make sure that we have a sound biblical basis for dealing with the important issues and choices we now face. So after reading, studying and verifying what the Bible says for yourself, please seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit as you take on the difficult and challenging task of standing for the restoration or reconciliation of your marriage; especially when you’re the only one seeking and standing for marriage restoration. This is a matter of serious spiritual warfare, and the only way to have the faith and endurance necessary to win the battle is to have total confidence that you are walking in God’s will, and that you have heard from Him concerning standing for the restoration of your marriage. Then you can rest on His promises and walk in the power of His Word, grace and anointing.

Amen!! Be sure to read her testimony of what the Lord has done as He will also do it for YOU! KNOW the Word of God because TRUST me YOU WILL BE TESTED on EVERY side on this Biblical view both Worldview and The Lord BIBLICAL view…which is only the CORRECT one IF you are SAVED!

Here are five suggestions on how to pray specifically for your spouse

Pray for your spouse.

In my wedding vows, I committed to pray daily for my husband, and the most effective way he communicates love to me is when he prays for me. Keeping a journal of our prayer requests lets us record God’s answers. When we pray specifically, we see specific results.

Lyn Breiding knows those kinds of results firsthand.

She prayed that her husband, Greg, would keep his focus on the Lord despite intense competition at work. When everyone else at his consulting firm worked late hours every night, he refused to give up time with his family and his responsibilities at church. He missed late-night political wranglings, and he declined the three-martini lunches, so he was passed up for promotions for three years.

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Lyn continued to pray the prayer of martyred missionary Jim Elliot: “God, make [Greg’s] way prosperous, not to achieve high station, but that his life would be an exhibit to the value of knowing You.”

When the company started tracking the hours billed to clients, not the hours worked, Greg won an award for his efficiency—producing the most revenue while working significantly less hours.

Here are five suggestions on how to pray specifically for your spouse:

Pray for your spouse’s spouse.
That means you. “[Your heart] must be clean before God in order for you to see good results,” wrote Stormie Omartian in The Power of a Praying Wife. “If you have resentment, anger, unforgiveness, or an ungodly attitude, even if there’s good reason for it, you’ll have a difficult time seeing answers to your prayers. But if you can [confess and repent of] those feelings to God in total honesty, and then move into prayer, there is nothing that can change a marriage more dramatically.”
Pray for your spouse’s relationship with God.
Pray that your spouse would know God, trust God and remain in Him. Jesus says in John 15:5, “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me, and I in him, he bears much fruit; for apart from Me you can do nothing.” Nothing means that without Jesus, your spouse can’t be patient, unconditionally love you, nor be the man/woman you need.

Rather than nagging about a growing “honey-do” list or an area of weakness in your spouse, “pray before you say.” Openly communicate with each other, but pray that your spouse would spend time listening to God. Trust the Holy Spirit to provide ultimate correction.
Pray for their God-given role.
Wives, pray for your husband’s leadership in your marriage. Ask God to give him strength to carry out his responsibilities and help him prioritize time with his family. The Lord has entrusted many things to you both—money, time, a home—so pray for your husband to be a wise manager of God’s gifts.

Husbands, as you provide direction for your family, pray for your wife’s role as your partner—the person who can come alongside to help you. Ask God to remind her to pray about her worries so she’ll experience Christ’s peace. Pray that her day will go smoothly and she would accomplish much.
Pray for strong relationships with godly members of the same sex.
Same-sex friendships are vital. If a person looks to their spouse to meet all their friendship needs, chances are their spouse will eventually crumple under the pressure. But remember, those whom your spouse spends extra time with will shape them as a person. Pray that he/she would be surrounded with followers of Jesus Christ.
Pray practically.
Good intentions don’t naturally lead to good results. You have to have a plan. Pick Scripture by which to pray for your spouse, then put it on your dashboard and pray while on your morning commute. As you fold your spouse’s laundry, pray for them or use your lunch hour once a week to pray.Resist the temptation to turn this into an obligatory checklist. Instead, this guide highlights areas where spouses need prayer. Your spouse is God’s gift to you; take time to speak with Him about that gift. I wish I could say I prayed for Aaron for hours each day, but that’s not the case. Some days, as I drift off to sleep, I just ask God to bless his work tomorrow and keep him safe.

Recently, a Tuesday deadline approached too quickly and I was in knots by Monday night. To my delight, I finished writing the magazine article the next day with time to spare. It felt like my hours had multiplied—a specific answer to Aaron’s prayer for my workday.

Other than the Lord, no one knows me better than my husband. When the two of them get together on my behalf, I’m blessed.

Resource

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Every refusal and avoidance of God adds fuel to the fire.

5-8You’re not getting by with anything. Every refusal and avoidance of God adds fuel to the fire. The day is coming when it’s going to blaze hot and high, God’s fiery and righteous judgment. Make no mistake: In the end you get what’s coming to you—Real Life for those who work on God’s side, but to those who insist on getting their own way and take the path of least resistance, Fire!

IF MY PEOPLE…

CAN GOD BLESS AMERICA?

The remedy to our nation’s moral and spiritual woes must begin at the house of God. The process starts with personal repentance. If Christians truly want to see God’s blessing on our society, we ought to be models of genuine contrition and humility rather than merely pointing fingers of blame at the evils of secular society.

Lives, not just laws, need to be transformed before America will be in a position to ask for and expect God’s blessing. The blessings of God cannot be acquired by any legislative process. Law cannot make people righteous. Scripture is clear on this. No one is justified by works of law, but by faith in Jesus Christ (Gal. 2:16). And saving faith is an individual matter; it cannot be imposed by legislative force.

In other words, society as a whole cannot be delivered from moral bankruptcy unless individual lives are transformed by the power of Christ. If that conviction does not frame the priorities of the people of God and drive the activities of the church on earth, we can forget about God’s blessing on our nation.

Roland Kline

2 Chronicles 7:14
if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Prayers For Fathers

Prayers For Fathers

Father, we celebrate and give thanks for earthly fathers today, and come before You and ask for a mighty move of Your Holy Spirit in their hearts, minds and spirits. Lord, may they understand, realize and respond appropriately in accordance to the very significant role they play in the lives of their children. Father, may they know and understand that what they do and don’t do today has consequences in the lives of their children not only today, but for the days and years to come, even unto the third and fourth generation. Show them how to speak and manifest blessings, and not curses into the hearts, minds and lives of their children, Lord. Give them strength, courage and wisdom, and draw them into a closer walk and relationship with You, Father. Help them learn to be the kind of men and fathers You created them to be. Teach them to love their wives in a way that brings glory and honor to Your holy name, Lord, and peace and security to the hearts and minds of their children. Continually renew their minds and give them an unquenchable thirst and hunger for You and the meat of Your Word. And lead them to walk in the light of YOUR ways, so that their hearts and minds ALWAYS seek after You.

Lord, we especially ask You to send forth the supernatural, awesome power of Your Holy Spirit today to move and be manifested in the hearts, minds and lives of fathers who have been led astray as the cleansing and renewing power of Your righteousness and unconditional love washes over them. May the wonder of Your mercy and grace fill their hearts as through the work of the Holy Spirit, You direct their paths and turn their hearts back to their wives and homes.

To that end, by the power of Your Holy Spirit, Lord Jesus, and in the authority of Your glorious name, we loose every father from the yokes and bondage that have kept them captive to the will and purpose of Satan, which we know is only to steal, kill and destroy. So in Your most awesome name, Jesus, we declare that these fathers will live for the glory of God and bind wisdom, understanding and truth to their hearts and minds. We bind them to the authority of Your name and cover them in the saving power of Your cleansing, life-giving blood! We speak righteousness, purity, holiness and the power and perfection of YOUR Word and purpose into their lives! And we thank You, Lord Jesus, that they are indeed the fathers and men of God You created them to be. We thank You that the word of their testimony will be used to overcome and defeat every plan and work of the devil, and that the word of their testimony is that of men who love, honor and care for their wives! We thank You that the word of their testimony is that of fathers who love, nurture, protect, provide for and lead their children into spiritual understanding and the saving knowledge of You and that they are the spiritual heads of their households as You always intended! We thank You that Your Word promises us the keys of the kingdom of heaven and that You have given us authority so that whatever we bind here on earth IS bound in heaven, and that whatever we loose here on earth IS loosed in heaven. And, oh precious Lord and Savior, we thank You for Your absolute promise that the gates of hell will Not prevail against us, our families or our marriages! And we thank You for Your promise that NO wisdom, NO insight, and NO plan will succeed against You!

We love You, Lord Jesus, and ask You to make us the wives and mothers You created us to be. Let our lives so shine before others, especially our husbands and children, that they will see You in us and be drawn into Your saving knowledge. Let everything we do be in full accordance with Your purpose and for Your glory, and keep us grounded in Your love and true to Your Word. Let us always be worthy and yielded vessels for the furtherance of Your kingdom, and always an instrument for Your praise, honor and glory!

All these things we ask and give thanks for in the omnipotent, righteous and holy name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior! AMEN!