JESUS Prayed for the Lost, So Should We


 

We often preach about YAH not hearing the prayers of sinners, for HIS face is turned away from them, but the prayers of the righteous availeth much. With that being said, I know that the LORD expects us to pray for the lost, that they be saved, spared and delivered from second death, and they too be reconciled to HIM through the Son. I can't help but wonder, if we knew we were only allowed a certain number of prayers answered, how many would be praying for themselves, and how many would use their prayers to save as many as they can for the Kingdom of Heaven?  And yet today, HE blessed me with yet another answer to a prayer in my heart... 

Today was an all around-beautiful day out in Hollywood for Gospel Invasion. We passed out a few Bibles, prayed over some, passed out hundreds of tracts, and interacted with many. The biggest blessing for me from today is seeing another one of the street kids I have been sowing into to is doing better, making progress. I was so happy to see one of the shop owners on the Boulevard got him a part-time job and I got to encourage him for being willing. And the LORD even set up a moment for me to thank the store owner on the sidelines for helping the LORD answer a prayer for me for that young man.
 
The funny thing is, this kid, is actually in one of my preaching videos as a mocker playing the devil, and was giving me a very hard time when we first met. But with the compassion of the LORD, he's learned to trust me... and for that trust, I am truly grateful to the LORD JESUS for allowing me to just be an encouragement for that precious soul. 
LUKE 15 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.”

So he told them this parable: “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.