Sunday, December 11, 2016

Prepare to Prevail

"And he (Rehoboam) did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the LORD" (2 Chronicles 12:14).  "They have not prevailed against me… The LORD… cut asunder the cords of the wicked" (Psalm 129:2,4).  "Through knowledge shall the just be delivered... and he that winneth souls is wise" (Proverbs 11:9,30).  "We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts" (2 Peter 1:19). 

We seek the Lord, or else we fail;   
Through Him alone we shall succeed. 
The gates of hell shall not prevail,
For this is what the Lord decreed. 

What confidence this truth afford
To those who rightly will prepare!
God cuts asunder all the cords  
Of Satan's minions of despair. 

We are delivered from the lies
And from our own besetting sin
As preparation makes us wise
To reach the souls that we may win. 

As we prepare our hearts, O Lord,
To serve You and to seek Your face,   
We shall prevail by the sword
Of Your prophetic Word of grace.  

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