Sunday, january 1, pastor dean gave the members of pobc
several pages of scripture to pray aloud as we pursue
a 2017 focusing on our walk, worship, war, and witness.

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MY CONFESSION CONCERNING MY WALK

Remembering that I am surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses, I lay aside every weight and every sin that hinders my walk with God. I run the race that is set before me with patience. My eyes are on Jesus. He is the author and the finisher of my faith. The One who started this good work in me is able to complete it (Hebrews 12:1-2; Philippians 1:6).

I trust the Lord with all my heart and do not lean on my own understanding. I acknowledge God in all my ways and He will direct my path (Proverbs 3:5-6).  

I will not walk in the counsel of the ungodly, stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of the scornful. My delight is in Law of the Lord and on His law I meditate day and night. I am like a tree planted by the rivers of water and whatever I do will prosper (Psalm 1:1-3).

Just like clay in the hand of the potter I place my life in the hand of the Lord. He orders my steps and delights Himself in my way. Because I seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness all the things that I need will be added to my life (Jeremiah 18:6, Psalm 37:23; Matthew 6:33). 

My body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. Christ is being formed in me. I am growing in both the grace and the knowledge of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is producing in me the Fruit of the Spirit; love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance (1 Corinthians 6:19; Galatians 4:19; Galatians 5:22-23). 

I choose to walk in the Spirit thus I will not fulfill the lust of the flesh.  My affection is set on things above and not on things of the earth. My life is hid with Christ in God(Galatians 5:16; Colossians 3:2-3).  

I abound more and more as I walk to please God and keep His commandments (1 Thessalonians 4:1-2).  

Having put my hand to the plow I never look back.  I forget those things which are behind me and I reach for those things which are before me.  I daily press towards the mark of the high calling in Christ Jesus.  Iam pursuing the testimony that I have pleased God (Luke 9:62; Philippians 3:13-14, Hebrews 11:5).

I am fighting a good fight, I will finish my course, and I will keep the faith (2 Timothy 4:7).

I will walk with God.

MY CONFESSION CONCERNING MY WORSHIP

I am a worshiper! I worship the Father in spirit and in truth. My heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise to God. I bless the Lord at all times, His praise is continually in my mouth (John 4:23; Psalm 57:7; Psalm 34:1; Hebrews 13:15). 

I always enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise. I rejoice in the Lord always (Psalm 100:4; Philippians 4:4).

The garment that I wear is a garment of praise. It fits me well. In everything I give thanks unto God. This is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning me (Isaiah 61:3; 1 Thessalonians 5:18). 

I bless the Lord with all my soul. With everything that is within me I bless His holy name. I never forget His benefits. He redeemed my life from destruction.  He heals all my diseases. He crowns me with loving kindness and tender mercies. He satisfies my mouth with good things and is renewing my youth like an eagle (Psalm 103:1-4).

I invite others to magnify the Lord with me and exalt His name, to worship and bow down before the Lord our maker (Psalm 34:3; Psalm 95:6).

I present my body as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God. I consider this my reasonable service. I never conform to this world, rather Iam transformed by renewing my mind (Romans 1:1-2).  

I give unto the Lord the glory due unto His name. When I come before Him I bring an offering and worship Him in the beauty of holiness (1 Chronicles 16:29). 

My desire is to ascend into the hill of the Lord and stand in His holy place. I strive daily to have clean hands (my relationship with man) and a pure heart (my relationship with God). I choose to be a part of a generation of people that seek the face of God (Psalm 24:3-6).  

I never give an offering to God of that which cost me nothing. I will honor the Lord with all the first fruits of my increase. My barns will be filled with plenty and my presses shall burst forth with new wine. I give and it is given back to me, pressed down, shaken together, and running over (Proverbs 3:9-10; Luke 6:38).

I am a worshipper.

MY CONFESSION CONCERNING MY WAR

I am at war! My enemy is not flesh and blood. Satan will never take advantage of me because I am not ignorant of his devices. My weapons are not carnal but mighty through God. They pull down strongholds and cast down every wicked imagination. I take into captivity every thought of unbelief and doubt and make it obey Christ (Ephesians 6:12; 2 Corinthians 2:11; 2 Corinthians 10:4-5).  

Some people trust in chariots (man made weapons) and some trust in horses (God’s creation), but I remember the name of the Lord our God (Psalm 20:7). 

I do not fight this war alone. God is with me. My Captain is Jesus Christ. He was made perfect through sufferings therefore I endure hardness as a good soldier.  I will not entangle myself with the affairs of this life (Hebrews 2:10; 2 Timothy 2:2-4).

I have power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; nothing shall by any means hurt me. No weapon formed against me shall prosper (Luke 10:19; Isaiah 54:17).

I have put on the whole armor of God. I wear the belt of truth and the breastplate of righteousness. My feet are shod with the preparation of the gospel and I have on my head the helmet of salvation. In one hand I hold the shield of faith. In my other hand I hold the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. I pray always with all kinds of prayer supplication. I pray withpersistence, tenacity, and patience (Ephesians 6:12-18).     

I pursue all the gifts of the Spirit: the word of wisdom, the word of knowledge, faith, gifts of healing, working of miracles, prophecy, the discerning of spirits, diverse kinds of tongues, and the interpretation of tongues (1 Corinthians 12:7-10).

I am a believer in Christ Jesus. I do not follow signs. Signs follow me. In the name of Jesus I cast out devils. I speak with new tongues. I lay hands on the sick and they recover (Mark 16:17-18).  

God is for me so who can be against me. I am more than a conqueror through Christ who loved me and nothing is able to separate me from the Love of God (Romans 8:31, 37, 39). 

I will win this war.

MY CONFESSION CONCERNING MY WITNESS

My commission from God is to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. I accept this challenge. I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ for it is the power of God unto salvation (Matthew 28:19; Romans 1:16).

God has given me power to be His witness everywhere I go. I am an ambassador for Jesus Christ in this world. God has given unto me the ministry of reconciliation (Acts 1:8;  2 Corinthians 5:18,20).

I overcome the devil by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of my testimony (Revelation 12:11).  

God has approved me and entrusted me with the gospel of Jesus Christ. I cannot help but speak the things which I have seen and heard. Necessity is laid upon me and woe is me if I preach not the gospel (1 Thessalonians 2:4: Acts 4:20;  I Corinthians 9:16). 

The Lord is giving me boldness to speak His word by stretching forth His hand to heal. Signs and wonders will be done in the name of Jesus (Acts 4:29-30). 

I go out into the highways and hedges and compel people to come in so that God’s house will be filled. God does not respect persons, neither will I respect persons. Through my witness God will redeem people from every kindred, tongue, people, and nation (Luke 14:21, 23;  Acts 10:34; Revelation 5:9). 

I say to the north, give up; and to the south, give up; and to the east, give up; and to the west, give up.  Bring back our sons from afar and our daughters from the end of the earth (Isaiah 43:6). 

He who wins souls is wise so I choose to win souls. I am a fisher of men. I will leave ninety-nine sheep safe in the fold to go out and look for that one lost sheep. When I find that one lost sheep I will come home rejoicing. Some I will save with compassion by making a difference in their life. Others I will save with fear, pulling them out of the flames (Proverbs 11:30;: Matthew 4:18; Luke 15:4; Jude 22:23).

I am a soul winner.