How To Obey 1 Timothy 2:1

How Do We Obey This Scripture Now?

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
-First Timothy 2:1-4

A pastor called me saying people were asking that question.

Well, of course, the Bible has the answer. Romans 8:26 tells us we have a Helper when we don’t know how to pray as we ought. The Holy Ghost helps us pray in the Spirit according to the will of God.

KJV
Rom. 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities [the Greek is singular; infirmity]: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself [Himself]maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

God’s Word
Romans 8:26, 27
At the same time the Spirit also helps us in our weakness, because we don’t know how to pray for what we need. But the Spirit intercedes along with our groans that cannot be expressed in words. The one who searches our hearts knows what the Spirit has in mind. The Spirit intercedes for God’s people the way God wants him to.

The Wuest translation says our weakness is when we “do not know with an absolute knowledge” how to pray.

I certainly do not know how to pray with an absolute knowledge, so this is how I am praying.

For example: When I am sitting in my prayer chair in the morning, I might open by Bible and say something like this to the Father, “I am here to obey you by praying first of all as you have instructed. Since I really don’t have words in my mother tongue. And since You have perfect plans and purposes for this nation, I am going to pray in tongues. Please give me the utterance according to Your plans and Your purposes for this nation. …and the utterance for the people involved. May Your will be done.”

And then I trust God to do just that. “I will” to pray in tongues as First Corinthians 14:15 tells me I can.

1 Cor 14:2; 14, 15

2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries [divine secrets, plans].

14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.

1Cor. 14:15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.

With my mother tongue, I am praying for the protection of Mr. Biden and for President Trump and family.

Psalm 94:19, 18

Recently, the Lord impressed us to “pray” Psalm 94:19, and 18.

Here it is in the ArtScrolls translation and notes. Verse 19 first.

Psalm 94:19 (ArtScrolls)
When my forebodings were abundant within me,
Your comforts cheered my soul.

The Hebrew word here translated forebodings denotes thoughts
that are fragmented and have lost their unity and clarity due to distress which shatters mental stability (see Hirsch).…
…affairs [that] shatter man’s mental tranquility…unsettling thoughts (see Yoseif Tehillos)

Psalm 94:18 (ArtScrolls)
If I said, “foot is slipping,”
Your kindness (chesed), HaShem, supported me.

Glory to God!!! Many might have said concerning recent events, “I feel like my foot is slipping. Like someone pulled the rug out from under me.”

How wonderful to know that His chesed, His obligatory love because of His covenant with this nation supports us.

 

3BI Courses Featured on TV Broadcasts January and February

I am thrilled that our television broadcasts for January and February are taken from 3BI classes. February will feature our 3BI Israel Tour.

Here’s how you can watch:

Victory Network

    • Sunday 1:30 pm CST
    • Tuesday 8:30pm CST
    • Wednesday 7:00am CST
    • Thursday 3:30 pm CST
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PTL Network

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3BI Ground Course, On-Site Recording of The Book of Ephesians and The Authority of the Believer

We are accepting 100 students to take part in the actual classroom as I teach our next course: THE BOOK OF EPHESIANS and The Authority of the Believer.
The class will be conducted in Branson March 8-12. Click Here for details on how you can apply to be in the classroom. The Lord definitely led me to do this course now!!!!!!!

 

Shalom, Shalom
Billye Brim

 

 

 

 

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    Brenda Webb on January 25, 2021 at 6:48 pm

    Oh Billye..thank you from the bottom of my heart for the prayer. I have been confused on how to pray for Mr. Biden and for our President Trump and his family. I knew I should pray for him but couldnt bring myself to speak the words…Praying in tongues is wonderful..The Holy Spirit will pray the perfect prayer and I will be in Gods will again ..I love you and again thank you….In Jesus…Brenda

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      Mable Ericson on January 25, 2021 at 11:29 pm

      Thank you for your guidance on this subject.excellent.God Bless.

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        Dr.Wanda Ophelia on January 26, 2021 at 3:08 pm

        Pastor Billye, thank you for all your hard work to keep the body of Jesus Christ full inform on who we are in Jesus and our authority as we walk it out by faith. You are a great blessing to the body of Christ. Please keep it coming. We need this kind of teaching if we’re going to move forward to continue the process that God starts in Jesus Christ. Thank you again.

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      Dr.Wanda Ophelia 3 on January 26, 2021 at 3:07 pm

      Pastor Billye, thank you for all your hard work to keep the body of Jesus Christ full inform on who we are in Jesus and our authority as we walk it out by faith. You are a great blessing to the body of Christ. Please keep it coming. We need this kind of teaching if we’re going to move forward to continue the process that God starts in Jesus Christ. Thank you again.

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    Kathleen Goerke on January 25, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    Thank you so much for this guidance.

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    Norma soileau on January 25, 2021 at 6:50 pm

    Will the on line course in March be live?

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      Jan Wurtz on January 25, 2021 at 9:19 pm

      Yes we will have 100 students and go to 3BI on our website for more information. Blessings Jan

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        Hattie M Greenhouse on January 26, 2021 at 7:48 pm

        My husband and I would like to attend the book of Ephesians Class on line
        when it is offered

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    Jim Woodward on January 25, 2021 at 6:52 pm

    Thank you very much for your insight and knowledge. You educate my wife and myself with answers that only the Holy Spirit would know. Be blessed Billy’s Brim in His glorious name

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    Peter Pritchard on January 25, 2021 at 6:57 pm

    Billye, thanks for the HS reminder as I found yesterday my mother tongue had run out of words.
    My foot slips from time to time and I have to wrestle with firm ground .
    Bless all your leaders in the USA. PETER

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      Margaret Barnum on January 25, 2021 at 7:23 pm

      AMEN

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      Christine rinard on January 25, 2021 at 8:02 pm

      Thank you so much!! I’ve been praying psalms 94. I will add this. Need the whole body praying like this. We appreciate you so much!!

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    Jeanmalone on January 25, 2021 at 6:57 pm

    When will the tour of Israel class start that we signed up for! I am looking forward to it! Thank you, I am praying that way in obedience to our great God!

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      Donna Mae Koppen on January 25, 2021 at 7:56 pm

      Thank you for your wisdom on how to pray 2st Timothy 1-4. I’ve been struggling with this prayer.

      God Bless

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    Soundra Mackavich on January 25, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    Praise God for all he does

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    Tucker Annette on January 25, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    Love and pray for you all!

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    Margaret Barnum on January 25, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    AMEN

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    Debby Taylor on January 25, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    We are praying for PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AND MIKE PENCE and waiting for the GOD of JUSTICE to Clean House !!
    Thanks so Very much!
    And God Bless You & Shelly

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    Jane W Milligan on January 25, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    I just love you Billye. Mr. Biden. President Trump. tongues tongues and more tongues……GLORY GLORY GLORY

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    Rita Foremny on January 25, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    Oh my Miss Billye my prayers in tongues is what I do. Lately I consider tongues my primary language so that I know that I am praying in alignment with the Father. I also refer to him as Mr. Biden. Any other title to me is illegitimate…I also intercede for President Trump while he I believe is before the Lord daily because I remember him saying he is relying on no man but God only.

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    Gail Crockett on January 25, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    Thank you Billy’s for the reminder and the scriptures and encouragement.
    It really helps during this difficult time!

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    Tomeko S Young on January 25, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    Praise God, I will also Pray for the President, President Joe Biden and our Former President Donald Trump also Protection over them and our beautiful country United States of America.

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    Susanna Lorg on January 25, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    Thank you Billye… so encouraging and enlightening as always. Praying in the Spirit along with you.

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    Terry Law on January 25, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Thank you for encouraging us to Always do what’s right & called of us to do, even if or when it isn’t easy. The way I’ve always approached praying for someone that others or even I have been harmed by, is to begin by saying, “Father, I know you Love them, and above all would have them to come to You through your Dear Son Jesus, just like the rest of us have done. Then I cast off every spirit of offence or judgement against them and focus on them making only the right decisions. Even during times of confusion or doubt, especially, even if it’s by accident. : ) Our first Call is to Love, even our Enemies. Don’t ya know that the Lord literally Swells with Pride when He sees us fulfilling the Commission to Love Completely & Unconditionally. Then, I believe He also is not only Obligated to act in our behalf & even change even the hearts & situations settled against us. Besides, it confuses the devil and our enemies when they can’t figure us out & where the source of our Love comes from! Blessings & Justice for our Nation, The Body of Christ, President Trump, the Republican Party & Innocent Unborn.

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    Anna Krawczak on January 25, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    Praise God, thank you Dr. Billye! You have confirmed what’s in my spirit. I am so glad that I obeyed the Lord. To pray for the Biden/Harris administration. And all those who are in authority. My family and I have been praying that the Holy Spirit will convict them. They will seek God and turn to the Lord for wisdom and asking Him for help. But I will not agree with their prayers nor will I congratulate their administration, because they have not been chosen nor been appointed by God for this office as the President and Vice President of the United States of America. As they sworn in during the inauguration by the laying hands on the Holy Bible that is sacred to the Lord Almighty, I believe they will be accountable for what they did behind closed doors. I believe the Lord will expose and bring things to light so the people will know the truth. There is only One Supreme Court – the Higher Court of Almighty God. Jehovah God, Elohim. He is Mighty and He is just. Hallelujah! I still believe that what the Lord says for me to pray for our leaders just like one minister says, in Paul’s days, King Herod just had John the Baptist beheaded when He was teaching about praying for those in authority. So, it’s the right thing for me to do as a follower of Christ and the Lord will do the rest as far as conviction is concerning. I also pray for President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania and the Trump family. They are being persecuted for obeying God, but I know they will be rewarded for all the good things they did for this country, even if people realize it or not. God has His ways for rewarding people who honors Him with integrity like many servants of God in the Bible. I am agreeing with you on this to obey God’s Word. He also reminded me when the people of Israel wanted a king and they chose King Saul out of the will of God and we all know what happened at the end. I feel like this is just like that in our time.
    So, again thank you for sharing this blog. I love you and I am glad I listen to the Spirit of God.
    In addition, I am praying for all the leaders in the body of Christ as well. That they continue to preach the Word of God without compromising. I believe many will come to Christ now more than ever – it is the end time harvest. Thank you for everything you do.
    Anna K. – Virginia

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    Catherine Alexander on January 25, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    Thanks

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    Melinda faircloth on January 26, 2021 at 5:26 am

    Thanks so much love you all

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    Eileen on January 26, 2021 at 6:24 am

    Billye, I prayed that those in power would act with Godly wisdom and knowledge and if they do not that they be removed from their place of power so we may live in peace. Then praying in tongues. I am not praying harm on them but looking to God .

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      Sally L Rumble on January 26, 2021 at 7:05 am

      Dear Sister Billye
      I pray God changes the heart of president Biden and he stands up to his radical base and does what’s right for the American people, praying in tongues with a pure spirit will get the ear of God and He is the only one who can turn this mess around,
      God Bless
      Sally

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    Gloria Sirmon on January 26, 2021 at 7:15 am

    Thank you for this. During the past few years, I have prayed for our leaders that are pro-abortion. And since the election, I have specifically prayed for Joe and Kamala. My prayers have been according to Matthew 5:13-14, Luke 10:2, and 1 Timothy 2:25.

    I ask the Father that workers be sent into Joe and Kamala’s paths to be salt and light to them to make them very thirsty for Him, and that He will give them repentance to the acknowledgement of His truth that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil.

    At the beginning of this year, I committed to pray this for them every day, since every day, they have choices to make. I learned this from Kenneth E. Hagin’s teachings, and believe this to be an effectual prayer.

    I invite my brothers and sisters to join me in this along with the guidance of Holy Spirit in our prayer languages.

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    Emmie on January 26, 2021 at 8:14 am

    Thank you for recognizing these men as Mr.Biden and President Trump! We prayed. We voted. We elected President Trump. I am encouraged by all of Psalm 94 but especially verses 20-23!
    This rogue administration is an enemy to the will and purposes of God and they need to be removed or destroyed! They have no care whatsoever for the life the helpless unborn! God is not afraid of our prayers to remove them and that justice be served to them! We can do our work in prayer and faith! Amen!

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      Frances Drake on January 26, 2021 at 12:13 pm

      I so agree with you. Thank you.

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    Joanne Hughes on January 26, 2021 at 8:46 am

    Thank you for such encouragement. I have literally been weeping for our nation, for Israel, and the innocent unborn. May God have mercy upon those whose mouths are full of lies and deceptions, and may He bring them to the knowledge of the truth. I have been declaring Ps. 33:10-11 for a couple years. Also Prov. 2:12-15. I have also been declaring Is. 54:17 over all the men and women in our Congress who stood for truth, for president Trump and his family and all who have taken a stand for righteousness. God bless you all.

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    Ruthetta Young on January 26, 2021 at 9:05 am

    I lay in bed this morning and prayed how long Lord do we have to wait to see change in this situation with nation? I heard” the Egyptians which you see you will see no more. Upon rising went to my page a day calendar, tore of and to my surprise it said the Egyptians you see you will not see no more. God confirmed this word he gave me. Hang in there everyone, God is at work . His timing is perfect.

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      Veronica Chapman on March 18, 2021 at 5:46 pm

      Amen!

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    MaxBradshaw on January 26, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    Thank you for your help in your ministry of reconciliation in all you do. You instruct us with the word of God

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    Gail on January 26, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    Thank You Sister Billye, I really needed to hear from you at this time. Jesus answered my prayer,
    that I need to keep praying for President Trump and his family and that the Holy Spirit will convict the Biden Administration and the Democratic Party for the wrong they have done to President Trump. All their lies I pray will be brought to light. God’s Blessing to you.

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    Hector Arce on January 26, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    AMEN! I love the manner in which the 2 men are labelled (Mr. Biden and President Trump). It’s in line with confessions of faith over them & the situation. Keen! Praying Justice (Lion) and Redemption (Lamb) of souls.

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    Mary on January 26, 2021 at 3:58 pm

    I pray for you President. That his eyes would be enlightened to all the wrongdoing
    His relatives live down the road from us here in Ireland
    I pray for the President who was. He blessed Israel the Lord will bless him
    My Father loves them both
    Thankyou Dr Billye and Shelli and we love your Victory broadcast every week

  29. Kathy on January 26, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    Thank you Billye, as with some others, I wasn’t sure how to pray for our new President.
    I’m still new at praying in tongues.

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    Terry on January 26, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    Thank you so much Billye! Just the advice I needed. I trust your heart!
    May the Lord continue to bless you , your family and ministry!!

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    Mary DeMoss on January 27, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    Thank you Sis. Billye… I remember hearing about Bro. Hagin saying about the Lord telling him to write the book How To Be LED OfThe Spirit. He stresses how he was suppose to By the Lord to do this . He obeyed . I am so blessed to have come into this Rev. It’s been such a comfort, joy, & encouragement to me . Thank you that’s what you Do. Tnank you Jesus for your Truth… ????

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    Jo Drinkard on February 1, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    Ms. Billye, I thought I’d share this thought about, “do not believe an evil report”. In a message from Fern and Phil Halverson, Fern told a true mericaluless story about their daughter in law… in it Fern was given a dream or vision and the Lord gave her a simple quote. And so I repeat it over America. “We’re not buying this picture”

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    Annie Session on February 1, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    Thank you for your message.on praying in the Spirit, that I know to but not for the new man in office. This has never happened before I always prayed for them even though I did not agreed with them but this time it is very difficult. I think God for the Holy Spirit,He is out helper. GOD continue to Bless you and family. Annie Session

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    Debby Silva on February 18, 2021 at 3:17 pm

    On May 11,2011 I was diagnosed with stage 2 level 3 Lobular Carcinoma breast cancer. I found myself in the fight for my life. 4 surgeries, chemo and radiation left me totally quarantined for over a year. In that year I turned completely to God. He carried me the whole time! Miracle after miracle, dreams, visions all kinds of encounters I had with my Father. Long story shortened… During that time just me and Jesus would travel together. It was always at night. And Jesus and I always sat under a tree. Well during one of your teachings you showed a picture of a tree!!! It was my tree!!! Where Jesus took me! As you talked about it, and showed these pictures, I jumped up and down shouting, glory, glory, glory!!! Billy it was Elon Moreh!!! As I looked God opened my eyes. It was so familiar! Me and Jesus shared bread and drink under that tree. He healed me, taught me, and talked to me. And when my pain was so unbearable, He held me. Under the shadow of the Almighty. It is my Secret Place!! So now when I pray my First of All prayer, that is where I am to pray from! Glory to God!!! Revelation!!! Hallelujah! Thank you!!!!

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      Jan Wurtz on February 18, 2021 at 3:21 pm

      Thank you for sharing Debby. Such an awesome testimony of God’s love for you. Blessings Jan

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    Ellen K Messing on February 19, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    Thank you Ms. Billye,
    You answered a question I didn’t know I had within me about praying for those in authority. It’s perfect.

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