Prayer: Persistence & Patience


Have been in a difficult circumstance and keep asking the Lord why He doesn’t answer your prayers in that circumstance. I have been there many times and each time that I ask HIM , Why? He tells me, to wait especially when The LORD has given me direction in my own life and that direction seems so far from where I am at. I am not talking about just waiting in silence although HE may bring you to the point where He is requiring you to actively wait in solitude for a period of time. In my own life recently the Lord has told me to wait in solitude in order to hear what HE has to say? Maybe you are in this position now.

There have been many difficult circumstances in which I did not see the outcome for many, many years and then it was not the outcome I wanted but it was an answer to many persistent prayers over the years. I prayed for many years for the LORD to bring some of my loved ones to HIS Kingdom and for relationships to be restored. Finally this past week the LORD answered by saying, “He has shut the door on my past and that each time my mind decides to go there and even my dreams. He has told me to shut the door on it and not to dwell on it and He had brought me into a new season in my life. Sometimes my heart just aches for these loved ones but since He told me that each time my mind wants to bring them memory to release them and say that they are in HIS control and do with them what you will.

I said, all that to say: IT is GOD who chooses those who are in HIS kingdom. The Lord does not desire for anyone to live apart from HIM that was why He sent HIS only Son Jesus to be crucified on the cross becoming sin for us and that through belief in HIM we have new life. John 3:16-19

In Malachi 1:1-3 ESV “I have loved you, says the LORD. But you say, How have you loved us? Is not Essau Jacob’s brother? Declares the LORD. Yet I have loved Jacob and hated Essau.”

God’s chosen seed was promised through Jacob and not Essau.

The LORD is in control and if you have any loved ones who do not yet know the LORD ask The LORD to choose to reveal Himself to them and release them to the LORD. After all He is the ONE who created them. He knows the plans HE has for them so give them to the ONE who KNOWS BEST.

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The Choice is YOURS


The choice is yours and yours alone when you decide to commit the same sins as others in your family or friends fellow believers. I know that there are some out there that believe in generational curses such as poverty and addictions and the list could go on but, sometimes it is willful choice one makes in his or her life to carry on the sins of the previous generations in your own families.

To the survivors of domestic abuse in whatever form you may have suffered in life whether from childhood or adulthood, you are not doomed to commit the same acts against your own family as does the drug abusers, alcoholics and the like. I have heard from different people whether it was in a therapy session or just from others in the community that that a person like me should not have or even teach kids based on their assumption that me or people like me are doomed to repeat the same sins of their parents or even ancestors from hundreds of years before. I have to tell you that you do have a choice to make whether you are going to act on the “assumption that you are doomed to repeat it” or to believe and act on what the LORD JESUS CHRIST SAYS, choose to follow HIM or choose to sin, that is it.

Read Romans 1:18-32 in its entirety. Then consider the following questions by seeking and asking the LORD for the answers , write them down and confess it not only to the LORD but to one other person if the LORD requires it of you.

Are you without an excuse for not knowing God why or why not?

What about the LORD has been made obvious to you through the world around you? Reflect on your own life and the choices you have made and ask the LORD to show you the results or consequences of your choices in your own life and does it affect others.

Do you know HIM as the LORD of your life or is it just a good idea to follow HIM.

What does it mean to JESUS the LORD of YOUR life?

Now read JOHN 3:16-17 and write it below:

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How do you feel about GOD loving you enough to die for you?

List the biblical references for the following themed words:

Wages of sin

unforgivness

forgiveness

There was a period of time in my own life where I believed the common lie, you are the product of the environment you lived in as a child and as such doomed to repeat it. If this sounds remotely similar to what you heard growing or even repeated it to someone, then ask GOD to show what HE wants you to see and know from HIS word. FORGIVE , everyone the Lord shows you to forgive or seek forgiveness from HIM for your own actions.

As a fellow believers in JESUS Christ, you have to choice to sin in this way as the generations before you or you can choose to obey Christ by receiving HIS forgiveness and extending to those who have harmed you or someone you love in anyway. Remember the LORD, loved you enough to die for you and suffered separation from HIS eternal home to give you the gift of life.

Why withhold HIS grace, mercy and love from those who sinned or wronged you anyway, when Christ did not withhold it from you?

The choice to follow and believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior is yours today as for me, I will serve the LORD. As Jesus said when HE breathed HIS last, “It is finished” John 19:30.

Is what JESUS did on the cross enough for you to believe that it is finished. The sins of your parents you are not doomed to repeat for the LORD said it is finished on the cross . The punishment for the sin is complete and you are a new creation in Christ Jesus. When one accepts forgiveness from the LORD for his sin or her sin it is a choice to accept like it is a choice to sin. Receive His free gift of mercy today.

Prayer: You are not alone!


I have good news to share with you all today, beloved children of the Most High God, you are not alone when you pray. This may come as a surprise to those of you who new in the faith of Jesus Christ but I will explain it more in detail as you read on.

Read 2 Kings 6:8-23 and fill in the following verses from the passage. I am going to use the English Standard Version but you can compare it with the one which you read most often.

2 Kings 6:15-17

When the servant of the man of God rose early in the morning, went out and behold, an army with horses and chariots was all around the city. And the ___________ said, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?” He said, Do not be _________, for those that are with us are more than those who are with them.” Then Elisha __________________ and said, “O, LORD, please open his eyes that he may see.” So the LORD _________ the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold the mountain was full of horses and chariots of _______ all around Elisha.

How many times have you been afraid to pray or do something that the LORD has called you to do out beyond the walls of the Church or even your own home? What was the result?

I want to emphasize that there are were more around Elisha than the enemy and that is true for the Christ followers of today. There is more going on in this world than our human eyes can see. There is a spiritual realm that is a part of this world to that is composed of created beings also. The angels are created beings and while God uses them on our behalf to fight against the real enemy of this world, who is also a created spiritual being, that is the devil and the demons that follow him. There is nothing that the devil can do that the LORD GOD Almighty does not allow for HIS own purpose in the earth today. So, the next time your in a difficult circumstance ask the LORD to show you what HE wants you to either learn or recognize from the circumstance. It could be that HE wants you to fervently seek HIM and submit to HIM in the circumstance whether it is a decision to be made or its something out your control and He is calling on you to seek Him on behalf of someone or something else.Intercession is the act of seeking and talking to the LORD about a situation or a person who is in need of divine intervention. Let me remind you all the LORD’s ways and thoughts are not the same as ours. (see Isaiah 55:8-9) This means that what you want God to do in a situation or in a person is not necessarily what HE wants or desires in it. Don’t be disappointed if the answer that you get is not what you want to happen. Rather rejoice for the LORD will get the glory from what you have prayed about it.

Let me close today by saying, You are not alone not only is the LORD with as spirit is with you as you pray and He will give you the words you are to pray and sometimes He may give you a language that you do not normally speak to pray and sometimes prophesy. He is faithful and just to give you or someone around you the interpretation if in a group. (See 1 Corinthians 12 and read the whole chapter and also Romans 8:26-30)

Dear Father,

Bless all my readers today and may they in some way be encouraged to press in and seek you today. In Jesus Mighty name Amen!

Rise UP


Rise up! Rise up, Beloved children. Rise up from ashes and Praise ME. Though the world is chaos, I have called you to be a beacon of great LIGHT pointing to Me as the only way to have eternal life. I say, rise up and speak to those that I bring along your paths for they are divine appointments. Recognize the opportunities that I will place right before you to walk through. Some situations will be rough for you but know I am in the midst of it. Do not loose heart as My previous word to you were when you read it. When I said that some of grown calloused and bitter with ME for the state of this nation and indeed the world is not what you to have happened. KNOW that it is necessary to come into complete submission to ME and allow those that have become calloused and bitter to seek out those who will point them back to ME, for in doing so, I will soften their hearts and allow them to release their bitterness. Recognize dear ones some of you will be called upon or sought out to be a conduit for MY power to work through to birth a revived spirit of MY unity among you and I will bring a transformation to your nation and world as you know it. Take courage MY beloved children for I have NOT FORSAKEN YOU in America and in the far reaches of the world. Be encouraged this day! Says, the LORD

Come Away With ME, It’s Time


It’s time My beloved!

It’s time My Beloved children!

It’s time to get quiet. It’s time to actively wait on ME.

Sit in and enjoy my presence once again, My Beloved Children!

It’s the time to be revived again, MY Beloved!

Many of you have grown weary. Many of you are beginning to loose the spark of MY Love for your fears of what tomorrow may bring for the people of this country, America, are beginning to make you sink, as you have taken your eyes off ME and MY WORD; along with what I have declared and spoken over you personally and as the body. You are fearful as a nation of what will be in store for you the rest of the year as well as into 2020. Though MY Written and Prophetic Words are prevalent many are turning aside in their hearts and are becoming calloused and bitter with ME for they do KNOW MY WORDS and are fuming that What I AM doing in the earth and in AMERICA IS NOT what they want. You, American church, are becoming to cozy and comfortable with the things of this world. It’s your time in this world to stand and declare all that I have done for you and grab hold of it and know that What I say, I will do! It may may not be in ways that you expect. Stop trying to put TELL ME HOW I AM GOING TO DO THINGS AND START FALLING ON YOUR KNEES IN COMPLETE SUBMISSION TO ME. STOP TRYING TO “FIX” EVERYTHING ON YOUR OWN BELOVED CHILDREN FOR I CAN TRULY HANDLE IT ALL!

I designed this world and everything in it including you. Stop pointing to those that think and act “differently” than you as though You have all the answers to life’s problems because YOU DON’T HAVE THE ANSWERS TO ALL THE EARTH’S PROBLEMS BUT , I THE LORD, THE ONE WHO WAS AND WHO IS AND WHO IS TO COME DOES.

Start, living a life of complete submission to MY authority. Deny yourself and take up your cross and follow ME in all things! Realize this Beloved, every time to you identify yourself with a symbol of the cross or a fish you are declaring that You represent ME in the earth, so consider your life in ME, this day. Do you reflect ME and MY Image to the earth you live in today? Says, THE LORD!

Prayer: Formidable Force 2


How many of you believe that having an active prayer life with the Lord who is the most formidable being in this universe is essential to this human existence here on earth? Why? What makes communication with the Lord a formidable force?

Let’s look at what formidable means using http://www.blueletterbible.org under the search button.

Search in the New King James Version where one could find that this word is used to describe the Lord God Almighty.

Now look at my example of Psalm 89:7 NKJV

God fearsome in the great congregation of the saints and formidable over all who are around HIM?

How has the LORD been a formidable over you and those around you?

Can anyone match HIS POWER and MIGHT? Why?

What are some words in the English language that one could use as a synonym in the context of the verse and write them below?

How is GOD fearsome and in what ways have you viewed HIM in your own life when you sit back and think about His majesty and grandeur?

Is reverence of GOD the same as the fear of GOD? Explain your answer and use Biblical references to back up your answer.

Think! Seek! Reflect!

Prayer: The Fall of Jericho


Read Joshua Ch. 5 and Ch. 6 in a couple of different translations. Get the translation that you use the most often and then use the Amplified and the Message.

Summarize what happened in Chapter 5

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What did the Amorite and Canaanite Kings hear about the GOD of the people of Israel?

What was their reaction to what they heard?

How long were the people of Israel in the wilderness and why?

What was the reproach of Egypt that the LORD rolled away from them?

What was the name of the place where the LORD rolled the reproach of Egypt from them? Where else in scripture is this place mentioned? List the references.

In chapter 6, describe the city of Jericho?

Where was Joshua when he saw a man with a sword drawn?

Who was the man do you suppose that Joshua saw and what is the title given to this man?

Fill in the blank.

Joshua 5:15 Amplified

And the _________ of the_______________ host said to Joshua, Loose your shoes from off your feet, for the place you are standing is __________. And Joshua did so.

Could this have been this same location as when Moses saw the LORD in the burning bush in Exodus 3:5?

What does the LORD say to Joshua in chapter 6?

Who was to carry the Ark of the LORD and the trumpets of ram’s horns?

How many times did Israel march around the city of Jericho in a day and what was significant about the seventh day?

Whose household was saved after the destruction of the city and why?

Where else is this household mentioned in the scripture and why was the woman’s name mentioned?

Do you think that it is possible that while the men of war and the priests marched around Jericho that were in prayer to the LORD of Hosts as well?

How is the fall of Jericho an example of prayer and obedience to the LORD?

What are the lessons that you can take away from this and apply in your own life?