Blessed are those, who Fear the LORD!


Blessed is the nation! Blessed is the nation, whose God is the Lord!

Psalm 33:12 Amplified Bible

Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He has chosen as His heritage.

Psalm 33:18-19 Amplified Bible

Behold the Lord’s eye is upon those who fear Him[ who revere and worship Him with awe], who wait for and hope in His mercy and loving-kindness. To deliver them from death and to keep them alive in famine.

Psalm 34:7 Amplified Bible

The angel of the Lord encamps around those that fear Him (who revere and worship Him with awe) and each one of them He delivers.

Have you ever experienced the blessing of having the Lord’s watchful eye upon you?

Have you ever felt the presence of the Lord around as though He was a shield around you?

Are you blessed in knowing that you are a chosen by the LORD as not only His child but His heritage?

I must testify to the goodness of the Lord, as His beloved, you are His heritage in the earth. You are an ambassador of the Kingdom of Heaven here on earth. You have been assigned the task of making HIM known through out the world as the One true God, the only way to Heaven. You were chosen by the LORD Jesus Christ to do great works in the Kingdom as an outward demonstration of your belief in HIM.

OUTWARD DEMONSTRATION OF BELIEF

When I first started poetryquick’s blog now Living Fountain,after I had transferred my content of mainly poetry in October of 2010 from another online community, I added my About Page. I was terrified of doing that as the LORD had directed me to write out My Testimony as my About Page. Then I set up a Twitter account page which one could follow also to get updates to the Living Fountain blog, I am known as prayerquick on Twitter.

The tactics that the devil used made me fearful but The LORD said to do it and so I did. As the LORD, keeps speaking and directing me in not only my ministry here on this blog, but also in other areas where I am connected with a local church body of believers within the church in my city of Durham, NC. I am continuing to pursue the LORD no matter what the opposition is. Yes, I am human, and like Moses, when he came into contact with the Presence of the LORD almighty GOD in the burning bush, “Who am I, that you have chosen me to be His ambassador, in writing, in teaching the children in Sunday School for a time, and also speaking HIS words to all that will hear?

I am HIS child and so are you! Like I had written on My about Page, I started this almost 9 years ago in October as a way a to reach those that have not been reached or who would ever walk into a church. I want to take the time now to encourage all of you who read this blog and follow to be involved in a local body of believers and seek ways to allow the unity of the Spirit of the living God be made manifest through your interactions with fellow brothers and sisters in the Lord in the areas of the world you live in.

May the LORD bless each of you ! Strengthen you! Until next time!

Dear Father,

Bless all my brothers and sisters through out the world today. For we share one belief, one faith, one GOD, one Lord who Jesus Christ who has been given the Name that is above every name. May you rest in knowing you are His child each and everyone of you, chosen before the foundation of this world. Amen!

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The Fear of the LORD


Those that fear the LORD not only have wisdom but are a mighty force to go to into battle alongside with you as you face the opposition of our souls, the devil.

Let me back this up for you with some scriptures to read, write, and meditate on.

Proverbs 1:7 King James Version

The fear of the Lord is the beginning knowledge : but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Ephesians 6:12 King James Version

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places

James 5:16b NIV

The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

Those that have an exceeding great fear of the Lord or reverence are met with great opposition from the enemy. The longer that I walk with the LORD the greater the enemy attacks me. The longer that I walk with the LORD and spend time with HIM the greater discernment I have with being able to recognize that the enemy is not against the people of this world but rather the darkened spirits that operate through them. The longer that I choose the LORD’s way and not my own; HE will get the glory for all that HE is doing in my life and through me to others. Though I am a work in progress and will not achieve full maturity with the LORD until I see HIM as HE is in Heaven, I know that HE is not finished with the work HE has for me in this life and that HIS purpose for MY LIFE will stand. For what the LORD has purposed for me to do from the beginning of time itself will be completed by HIM with my cooperation as I submit to HIM.

What is the anointing of the LORD look like in your own life?

How can you see that the presence of the LORD in your own life has made an impact in the lives of those around you and give examples?

Let me close with the following prayer and declaration:

Dear Father in Heaven,

I ask that you deepen and awaken my spirit to your presence that is always with me. I ask that your presence be made manifested and known where I place my feet as you told Moses , take off your sandals for you are standing on HOLY GROUND, so also may everyplace I go through out this week be holy ground. Lord, give me discernment to pray in your spirit in my mind as well as through my mouth as you direct me to do.

In the mighty name of JESUS, I pray, AMEN!

Zechariah, Gather & Redeem


Read Zechariah 10:6-12 King James Version

Verse 6 I will strengthen the house of ___________ and save the house of Joseph, and I will bring them again to place them; for I have __________ upon them: they shall be as though I had not cast them off: for I am the Lord their God and will hear them.

What is the mercy of God?

Who makes up the house of Judah both in the Bible and at this present moment?

How does the LORD strengthen you as you grow closer to Him?

Is it through adversity, hardship and trial?

List any current hardships that you are facing and what do you currently feel about the God right now?

Take some time to reflect and answer the following :

Do you feel cast off or rejected by the Lord in your hardships?

Do you feel that He does not hear you cries for help and deliverance.

Take verse six and write down on an index card to carry with you or stick on the refrigerator with a magnet or even write it in a journal. As long as it something that you can take with you so that you can have it as a promise and use it as a prayer below. It may go something like this:

Dear God,

I thank you for strengthening myself and fellow followers of Jesus Christ who are joint heirs of the Covenant of Abraham along with the HOUSE of ISRAEL. I ask that as we all go through hardships, difficulties and trials that you would show us how to grow closer to you through them. Show us with each passing moment that you have not rejected us and that you hear us for you are a God of mercy. Grant us the mercy and strength to endure all these things in your mighty Name Amen for You are our God!

Read again Zechariah 10:7-12 and answer the following:

What are the blessings of going through times of hardships and sufferings? Are there any that you can think right away that you can praise God for the blessings along with your family and friends? If so, list them and share them.

How do you think others close to you view your witness of the LORD based on all the things you have been through recently compared to that of a month or even a year ago?

How has the LORD sown His people through out the whole earth and history into far off places?

Next, how has HE gathered HIS people from the nations of the earth through out history and redeem them and more importantly how did the LORD redeem you?

Think! Reflect! Seek the LORD!

Learning A little everyday


Trusting in Jesus.

Holding on.

Standing on.

Upon His promises.

The written word.

Be magnified,

Be glorified,

Through my life.

In each passing moment

Whether sadness or joy

Whether pain or bliss

Surrendered at the foot of the cross.

For HIS glory!

For My good!

How can that be?

How can that be?

Every pain and heartache,

Be good for me?

What is it that draws me to Jesus?

Is it not in times of great distress and hardship?

I say, yes indeed it is.

Zechariah, God’s Anger


Zechariah 10:3-5 New Living Translation

“My anger burns against your shepherds, and I will punish these leaders. For the LORD of Heaven’s Armies has arrived to look after Judah his flock. He will make them strong and glorious, like a proud warhorse in battle. From Judah will come the cornerstone, the tent peg, the bow for battle and all the rulers. They will be like mighty warriors in battle trampling the mud under their feet. Since the LORD is with them as they fight, they will overthrow even the enemy’s horseman.”

Who were the shepherds and leaders that GOD will or has punished throughout Israel’s history in the Bible?

When did LORD of Heavens Armies arrive to look after Judah his flock?

Who did the LORD make strong and glorious like a proud warhorse in battle?

Where else in the Bible is the word cornerstone mentioned and list references?

Now, since you have searched and listed the references for the word cornerstone, Who was the cornerstone that came from Judah?

How did the LORD use the one who was called the cornerstone to punish the leaders of Israel in the Bible? Was He recognized or rejected?

Who do you think represents the tent peg, the battle bow and all the rulers? List biblical references.

As believers and followers of Jesus Christ, do you think you might be fellow heirs of the house of Judah, why or why not and list biblical reasons and references for your conclusion.

Zechariah, ASK


Read Zechariah 10 in the New Living Translation

Verse 1 Ask the LORD for the rain in the spring, for he makes the storm clouds. And he will send showers of rain so every field becomes a lush pasture.

List all the scriptures references in which the people of the LORD are asked by HIM to seek and Ask HIM for the things that they need and or desire.

How has the LORD brought the HIS rain that is HIS Spirit into the dry riverbeds to overflowing and the fallow field into a lush pastures?

How has the LORD brought the storm clouds in the life of the body of Christ, that is the church, all through out its history?

Have there ever been times in your own life where The LORD brought the storm clouds in order to draw you closer to HIS Heart?

Fill in the Blanks for verse 2 in the NLT

Household _______ give worthless ___________, fortune-tellers predict only ________ and interpreters of dreams pronounce __________________ that give no comfort. So, ___________________ are wandering around like lost sheep; they are attacked because they have no shepherd.

How has the leaders in the body of Christ, the church at large, in the past and present led their flocks of people astray to follow another gospel other than the one that is found in the BIBLE.

How has The church at large hurt and damaged it’s witness of JESUS Christ in the earth today? Don’t name names but seek The LORD in regarding these areas HE reveals to you personally. For those that have been hurt by others who profess JESUS is LORD, I ask that you get before the LORD and tell HIM you forgive whoever hurt you. Then, pray that THE LORD would bless them.

Zechariah, The Lord Saves


Read Zechariah 9: 14-17 in the Amplified Version

Verse 14 The Lord will be seen [hovering] over them [ protecting His people] and His arrow will go forth like lightning and the Lord God will blow the trumpet and march in the windstorms of the south.

How has the Lord been seen hovering over His people protecting them. List scripture references!

Who will protect and defend you when the enemy intends to seek and destroy the unity of the Spirit and the bond of peace among you.

Who will go to war for the people of GOD?

How have you personally seen the LORD move in your prayer life and brought a resolve to your requests?

REMEMBER:

Ephesians 6:12

How do you display the glory of GOD in your life?

Do you shine like a precious and glittering jewel in HIS crown?

Right now, how does your attitude reflect God’s glory?

How did your actions display God’s glory today?

Think! Reflect! Seek the LORD!