Prayer for my wife and my health.


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    @Jan-Kohlmann Father in heaven, I pray for Jan right now, that the eyes of his heart might be enlightened; that is, that his heart might see the glory of the cross of Jesus Christ. I pray this in order that Jan may know the hope to which You have called him, that Jan might see how Jesus practically became "hopeless" on the cross that Jan might be filled with the hope of the gospel. Lord show Jan the riches of his glorious inheritance in your holy people, and show him how Jesus impoverished himself to make Jan rich in grace, rich in love and rich in eternal life. Lord, please reveal to Jan, even today, your incomparably great power for him as he believes the gospel. Help Jan to see Jesus crucified in weakness but risen in power. Help Jan to know that same power, that mighty strength that you, God, exerted when you raised Christ from the dead and seated him at your right hand in the heavenly realms. Lord let Jan set his heart and mind on things above where Jesus is seated, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. In Jesus' name, amen.



  • @Mike-Cleveland Thanks Mike, I am so happy to hear from my mentor Bill M. that you are bringing back the study on the power of the Cross of Christ. I truly believe this is where freedom to set the captives free is found. May we feast on the Lord Jesus Christ who gave His body and blood for us. Thanks so much for this ministry and the love of Christ shown by you and the mentors here.


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    @Jan-Kohlmann said in Prayer for my wife and my health.:

    @Mike-Cleveland Thanks Mike, I am so happy to hear from my mentor Bill M. that you are bringing back the study on the power of the Cross of Christ. I truly believe this is where freedom to set the captives free is found. May we feast on the Lord Jesus Christ who gave His body and blood for us. Thanks so much for this ministry and the love of Christ shown by you and the mentors here.

    Amen Jan, the cross of Jesus puts love deep into our hearts, humbles us, makes us loving to all. Yes, we are bringing back The Cross: Finding Life in Jesus' Death, once we update and release other courses. This is the current order:

    Weight Loss and Leader's Guide--Finished
    Purity Bootcamp and Leaders' Guide--Finished

    Purity Follow-Up--May 2019
    The Cross-Finding Life in Jesus' Death--August 2019
    Depression course--October 2019
    The Cross-Centered Mind--January 2020



  • Through my affliction, I am learning the Word of God and how destructive sin is in my life. Please continue to pray for each other that we may remain pure, walk in the Spirit and not fulfill the lusts of the flesh.


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    @Jan-Kohlmann said in Prayer for my wife and my health.:

    Through my affliction, I am learning the Word of God and how destructive sin is in my life. Please continue to pray for each other that we may remain pure, walk in the Spirit and not fulfill the lusts of the flesh.

    Hi Jan!

    I love the things you pointed out here Jan and what you are learning form the Word of God! This is exactly what we see Jesus doing “through affliction.” While on the cross sin was “destroying” the flesh of the One who “remained pure” even through insults, beatings and affliction and giving up His life for many!

    John 11:50 NIV You do not realize that it is better for you that one man die for the people than that the whole nation perish.

    Father thank You for Jesus and for the massive trauma He endured in His flesh on the cross so that our flesh might be one day be glorified together with You! Thank You for lifting Jan out of the destruction of sin and darkness and into the Kingdom of Light. May Jan be strengthened to walk by the Spirit as he beholds the perfect offering upon the cross, a well pleasing aroma to God! In Jesus name. Amen!


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    Hi again Jan. Just know that you are being prayed for this morning here in Australia brother. I pray especially that you will allow God to use the affliction to the furtherance of the gospel brother.

    I was reminded of the importance of keeping our eyes focussed thus only two days ago. Wednesday morning I was at the hospital getting the news that I do indeed have prostate cancer (more tests needed now before they decide on treatment). Wednesday night I got a phone call from a one time SCF student who just needed someone to talk to. With great joy I was able to point him away from the worldly counsel he was involved in back to the foot of the cross, and pray with him.

    Every moment, every soul we encounter, point to the hope we have in Christ brother. I look with relish at serving my Lord in his actual presence one day soon myself, whether that be tomorrow or in 20 years in our measurement of time.

    Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we're in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed--that exhilarating finish in and with God--he could put up with anything along the way: cross, shame, whatever. And now he's there, in the place of honour, right alongside God. (Heb 12:2 MSG)


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    @Rob-Robertson
    Rob, my heart has been full of prayers for you today, and for dear Jan and Audrey over the last months, praying that by the wounds of Jesus received at the cross, there would be healing according to His perfect and loving will, and that He would be glorified in these times of deep sufferings and sickness. Your loving and inspiring post Rob brought to mind the following verses:

    I love you, O Lord, my strength.
    The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
    my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
    my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold…
    In my distress I called upon the Lord;
    to my God I cried for help.
    From his temple he heard my voice,
    and my cry to him reached his ears. Psalm 18:1-2; 6

    I praise God for the technology of Forums that allows us to be united in prayer for you all asking for our gracious God to hold you tightly in His hands as we cling together in joy to the gospel – it is our Rock, it is our unassailable Fortress, it our sure Deliverance, it is our safe Refuge and
    Battle Shield. Jesus is our Stronghold of unbreakable strength.



  • Thanks for prayers, trying to get through with so many problems, asking Lord to preserve my life. Psalm 116 is comforting.


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    Rob, just wanted you to know I've been praying for you today brother. I know you're facing this with faith, looking to God for strength and coming to the cross often for more love and grace.

    Father in heaven, Rob has a treasure in his "jar of clay" body to show that the all-surpassing power is from you and not from him. Rob is hard pressed with the diagnosis of cancer, and even more on every side, but he is not crushed; perplexed maybe, but not in despair; persecuted for his very clear witness in the gospel, but not abandoned; struck down with a hard diagnosis, but not destroyed.

    Lord, Rob always carries around in his body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in his body. Indeed, we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body.

    Help Rob to look to you today, to trust in You always, and to experience your love and power and grace as he faces decisions in the future as to which treatment to take. In Jesus name, amen.



  • Prayers for you Rob as you go through this process I went through. May God help you and give you His peace and healing. Love you brother.


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    Thank you Jan and Mike. One thing that such news does to us is to make today ever more valuable. We have a keener eye for opportunities to preach the good news, such as yesterday when a friend of Cheryl's visited. In a quiet moment I was able to ask her what was troubling her. It was a sense of deep rejection by her own mother. I immediately asked her if I could pray for her. For Kim that was a very emotional thing as I prayed for her to know and see her heavenly Father's love through Jesus and the cross, a love that transcends any loss among our family.

    I don't think I would have been quite as bold a few weeks ago, but the urgent need to the gospel in the world around me is ever keener now. I know that is a failing and I should not have needed such a thing as a cancer diagnosis to ramp up my own sense of urgency for the gospel, but at the same time I'm thankful for the journey the Lord is taking me on.

    Continuing in prayer daily for you and your dear Audrey brother!


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    Hey Jan, just wanted you to know I was praying for you and your wife today brother.

    This passage from Paul is still lifting my heart up in confidence mate!

    Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
    (2Co 4:16-18 NIV)



  • Love to see The Lord Jesus Christ heal you.


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    @Jan-Kohlmann I have an appointment now to see the surgeon at our public hospital on the 30th brother. I expect then I will find out a possible surgery date. I've elected to have the prostate removed rather than the radiation/hormone treatment.

    How are you brother? (I'm spending time this morning praying over our mentors and their families)



  • @Rob-Robertson Good choice on surgery. I had the same a couple of years ago. Please pray for my wife Audrey too.



  • Please have all forum members protect their relationship with Jesus Christ and work out their salvation with fear and trembling.


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    @Jan-Kohlmann Amen brother, the one relationship we must protect above all others is that with Jesus!

    I'm still praying for you too, and Audrey.