Father, we thank You, for it is You, O God, who commanded light to shine out of darkness, for You, Father God, have shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of Your glory in the face of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Father, we thank You for Jesus who is the treasure which lives within our earthen vessels, for indeed without Christ we cannot do anything, for all power belongs to You who is the Father and God of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Father, we thank You, for we have “the same spirit of faith according to what is written, ‘I believed and therefore I spoke, we also believe and therefore speak, knowing that You, Father God who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus.'”
Father, help us to understand that we are sitting in heavenly places in Christ Jesus, then the things of earth will fade away in the light of who You are and whose we are.
Father, we thank You, for the gift of Your Holy Spirit who was given to us as a guarantee, so that we can be confident in knowing that since You are for us, who is there that can be against us.
Father, help us to be renewed in the spirit of our minds daily that we may prove what is You perfect and acceptable will is, for we indeed do “walk by faith and not by sight.”
And since it is by being in Your presence where we can experience fullness of joy, Father, help us to know and understand that to be absent from the body is to be dwelling in Your presence.
Father, we thank You, for we can “do all things through Christ who strengthens us,’ so therefore,’ if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, for old things have passed away, behold all things have become new.'”
Father, we thank You, for reconciling us back to You through Jesus Christ our Lord, and that You given unto the ministry of reconciliation which is that You, God was in Christ reconciling the world to Yourself.
Father, we thank You, for now we become Your ambassadors through Christ Jesus our Lord, and we are to show the Love of Christ to a dying world, by pleading with them to be reconciled back to You through Your Son, Jesus Christ.
“For You Lord God made Christ who knew no sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus to whom has been given absolute authority over all.
Father, we place upon ourselves the armor of love, joy, peace, tender hearted compassion, faithfulness, kindness, goodness, mercy, righteousness, humility, temperance, and so much more that we can even begin to imagine or think about when it comes to arming ourselves with the supernatural abundance which only comes from above.
Father, help us by Your Spirit, to pursue peace with all men and with holiness so that we may dwell in Your presence for all eternity, for Your glory we pray, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
The above message has been adapted from the Second Book of Corinthians, Chapters 4 – 6 in conjunction with: the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.