Preemptive Strike – Day 19

Prodigals are Coming Home

What Do I want for Christmas?

I don’t want diamonds. I don’t want a fancy vacation. I don’t want a new car or a fancy house. What I want can’t be wrapped and put under a Christmas tree. What I want is for my loved ones to know Jesus – to be zealous in His name.

Saul was diametrically opposed to the church and the teachings of Jesus. He dragged Christians from their homes and had them killed. But God in His infinite love and grace redeemed Saul, gave him a name change, restored him to his true purpose, and used him to preach the gospel.

Do you have a son or daughter, nephew or niece, sister or brother, mom or dad that seem a thousand miles from God? Is there someone you love who is hostile toward the Gospel? Believe with me that God can redeem and restore their hearts in an instant. He can speak a word and forever change their lives.

This morning, I am holding onto that amazing act of grace shown when God met Saul on the Damascus road. I am believing, what God did for Saul, He can and will do for my loved ones. Will you pray and believe with me?

“Father, I thank you that you love the Pre-Christians in my life more than I do. I thank you that there is no end to Your mercy, and no limit to Your grace. No one is too far gone. No heart is too hardened. No deed is too dastardly. So I ask Father, let the prodigals come home in 2020. GPS the lost back to you, let the Sauls become Pauls in 2020.

The Christmas story begins with a promise: “Nothing is impossible with God.” So this morning, I stand on that promise. It is possible that my pre-Christian, My prodigal, my indifferent friends and family will experience your grace and mercy this year. As you overshadowed Mary, and brought forth new life, overshadow my loved ones.

Kiss them with your Mercy. Flood them with your love. Capture them with your grace until they are full of faith and love for Jesus.

I declare in 2020, Prodigals are coming home, Sauls are becoming Pauls, and a fire is burning within the lukewarm. Amen.”

“Mercy kissed me, even though I used to be a blasphemer, a persecutor of believers, and a scorner of what turned out to be true. I was ignorant and didn’t know what I was doing. I was flooded with such incredible grace, like a river overflowing its banks, until I was full of faith and love for Jesus, the Anointed One! I can testify that the Word is true and deserves to be received by all, for Jesus Christ came into the world to bring sinners back to life—even me, the worst sinner of all! Yet I was captured by grace, so that Jesus Christ could display through me the outpouring of his Spirit as a pattern to be seen for all those who would believe in him for eternal life.”
‭‭1 Timothy‬ ‭1:13-16‬ ‭TPT‬‬