Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Deliverance From Bondage

Deliverance From Bondage
Romans 8
New American Standard Bible (NASB)


Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.

So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh— for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, "Abba! Father!" The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now. And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body. For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.

Our Victory in Christ

In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? Who will bring a charge against God's elect? God is the one who justifies; who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us. Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Just as it is written,

"For Your sake we are being put to death all day long;
We were considered as sheep to be slaughtered."
But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

A Mighty Fortress

A Mighty Fortress

1. A mighty fortress is our God,
A bulwark never failing;
Our helper He, amid the flood
Of mortal ills prevailing.
For still our ancient foe
Doth seek to work us woe;
His craft and power are great,
And, armed with cruel hate,
On earth is not his equal.

2. Did we in our own strength confide,
Our striving would be losing,
Were not the right Man on our side,
The Man of God's own choosing.
Dost ask who that may be?
Christ Jesus, it is He;
Lord Sabaoth is His name,
From age to age the same,
And He must win the battle.

3. And though this world, with devils filled,
Should threaten to undo us,
We will not fear, for God hath willed
His truth to triumph through us.
The prince of darkness grim
We tremble not for him;
His rage we can endure,
For lo! his doom is sure:
One little word shall fell him.

4. That word above all earthly powers
No thanks to them abideth;
The Spirit and the gifts are ours
Thro' Him who with us sideth.
Let goods and kindred go,
This mortal life also;
The body they may kill;
God's truth abideth still,
His kingdom is forever.

I'm a Child of the King!

I'm a Child of the King!

1. My Father is rich in houses and lands,
He holdeth the wealth of the world in His hands!
Of rubies and diamonds, of silver and gold,
His coffers are full,
He has riches untold.

Chorus:
I'm a child of the King,
A child of the King;
With Jesus my Savior,
I'm a child of the King!

2. My Father's own Son, the Savior of men,
Once wandered o'er earth as the poorest of them;
But now He is reigning forever on high,
And will give me a home
In heav'n by and by.

3. I once was an outcast, stranger on earth,
A sinner by choice and an alien by birth!
But I've been adopted, my name's written down,
An heir to a mansion,
A robe and a crown.

4. A tent or a cottage, why should I care?
They're building a mansion for me over there;
Tho' exiled from home, yet still I may sing:
All glory to God,
I'm a child of the King.

#TRUST

#TRUST

Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."

2 Samuel 7:28
O Sovereign LORD, you are God! Your words are trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant.

Psalm 9:10
Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you!

Psalm 13:5
But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.

Psalm 20:7
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.

Psalm 31:14
But I trust in you, O LORD; I say, "You are my God."

Psalm 56:3
When I am afraid, I will trust in you.

Psalm 84:12
O LORD Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in you.

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 11:13
A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret.

Isaiah 43:1
But now, this is what the LORD says-- he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; YOU ARE MINE!

Daniel 6:23
The king was overjoyed and gave orders to lift Daniel out of the den. And when Daniel was lifted from the den, no wound was found on him, because he had trusted in his God.

John 14:1
"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in Me!" ~Jesus

Romans 15:13
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Revelation 21:5
He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true."

Psalm 121

Psalm 121
A song of ascents.

I lift up my eyes to the hills-- where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip-- he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD watches over you-- the LORD is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.
The LORD will keep you from all harm-- he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.

Psalm 37

Psalm 37
New King James Version (NKJV)
The Heritage of the Righteous and the Calamity of the Wicked

A Psalm of David.

37 Do not fret because of evildoers,
Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity.
2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass,
And wither as the green herb.
3 Trust in the Lord, and do good;
Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
4 Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him,
And He shall bring it to pass.
6 He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light,
And your justice as the noonday.
7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him;
Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way,
Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.
8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath;
Do not fret—it only causes harm.

9 For evildoers shall be cut off;
But those who wait on the Lord,
They shall inherit the earth.
10 For yet a little while and the wicked shall be no more;
Indeed, you will look carefully for his place,
But it shall be no more.
11 But the meek shall inherit the earth,
And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
12 The wicked plots against the just,
And gnashes at him with his teeth.
13 The Lord laughs at him,
For He sees that his day is coming.
14 The wicked have drawn the sword
And have bent their bow,
To cast down the poor and needy,
To slay those who are of upright conduct.
15 Their sword shall enter their own heart,
And their bows shall be broken.
16 A little that a righteous man has
Is better than the riches of many wicked.
17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken,
But the Lord upholds the righteous.
18 The Lord knows the days of the upright,
And their inheritance shall be forever.
19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time,
And in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
20 But the wicked shall perish;
And the enemies of the Lord,
Like the splendor of the meadows, shall vanish.
Into smoke they shall vanish away.
21 The wicked borrows and does not repay,
But the righteous shows mercy and gives.
22 For those blessed by Him shall inherit the earth,
But those cursed by Him shall be cut off.

23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord,
And He delights in his way.
24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down;
For the Lord upholds him with His hand.
25 I have been young, and now am old;
Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken,
Nor his descendants begging bread.
26 He is ever merciful, and lends;
And his descendants are blessed.
27 Depart from evil, and do good;
And dwell forevermore.
28 For the Lord loves justice,
And does not forsake His saints;
They are preserved forever,
But the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off.
29 The righteous shall inherit the land,
And dwell in it forever.
30 The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom,
And his tongue talks of justice.
31 The law of his God is in his heart;
None of his steps shall slide.
32 The wicked watches the righteous,
And seeks to slay him.
33 The Lord will not leave him in his hand,
Nor condemn him when he is judged.
34 Wait on the Lord,
And keep His way,
And He shall exalt you to inherit the land;
When the wicked are cut off, you shall see it.
35 I have seen the wicked in great power,
And spreading himself like a native green tree.
36 Yet he passed away, and behold, he was no more;
Indeed I sought him, but he could not be found.
37 Mark the blameless man, and observe the upright;
For the future of that man is peace.
38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together;
The future of the wicked shall be cut off.
39 But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord;
He is their strength in the time of trouble.
40 And the Lord shall help them and deliver them;
He shall deliver them from the wicked,
And save them,
Because they trust in Him.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Psalm 27

Psalm 27
New King James Version (NKJV)
An Exuberant Declaration of Faith

A Psalm of David.

The Lord is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked came against me
To eat up my flesh,
My enemies and foes,
They stumbled and fell.
Though an army may encamp against me,
My heart shall not fear;
Though war may rise against me,
In this I will be confident.
One thing I have desired of the Lord,
That will I seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord
All the days of my life,
To behold the beauty of the Lord,
And to inquire in His temple.
For in the time of trouble
He shall hide me in His pavilion;
In the secret place of His tabernacle
He shall hide me;
He shall set me high upon a rock.
And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me;
Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle;
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.
Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice!
Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
When You said, "Seek My face,"
My heart said to You, "Your face, Lord, I will seek."
Do not hide Your face from me;
Do not turn Your servant away in anger;
You have been my help;
Do not leave me nor forsake me,
O God of my salvation.
When my father and my mother forsake me,
Then the Lord will take care of me.
Teach me Your way, O Lord,
And lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies.
Do not deliver me to the will of my adversaries;
For false witnesses have risen against me,
And such as breathe out violence.
I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
That I would see the goodness of the Lord
In the land of the living.
Wait on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!

Psalm 109:1-5 & 26-31

Psalm 109:1-5 & 26-31

My God, whom I praise,
do not remain silent,
for people who are wicked and deceitful
have opened their mouths against me;
they have spoken against me with lying tongues.
With words of hatred they surround me;
they attack me without cause.
In return for my friendship they accuse me,
but I am a man of prayer.
They repay me evil for good,
and hatred for my friendship.

Help me, Lord my God;
save me according to your unfailing love.
Let them know that it is your hand,
that you, Lord, have done it.
While they curse, may you bless;
may those who attack me be put to shame,
but may your servant rejoice.
May my accusers be clothed with disgrace
and wrapped in shame as in a cloak.
With my mouth I will greatly extol the Lord;
in the great throng of worshipers I will praise him.
For he stands at the right hand of the needy,
to save their lives from those who would condemn them.

Psalm 139

Psalm 139
New King James Version (NKJV)
God's Perfect Knowledge of Man

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

O Lord, You have searched me and known me.
You know my sitting down and my rising up;
You understand my thought afar off.
You comprehend my path and my lying down,
And are acquainted with all my ways.
For there is not a word on my tongue,
But behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.
You have hedged me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is high, I cannot attain it.
Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
If I take the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
Even there Your hand shall lead me,
And Your right hand shall hold me.
If I say, "Surely the darkness shall fall on me,"
Even the night shall be light about me;
Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You,
But the night shines as the day;
The darkness and the light are both alike to You.
For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother's womb.
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.
How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!
If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand;
When I awake, I am still with You.
Oh, that You would slay the wicked, O God!
Depart from me, therefore, you bloodthirsty men.
For they speak against You wickedly;
Your enemies take Your name in vain.
Do I not hate them, O Lord, who hate You?
And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?
I hate them with perfect hatred;
I count them my enemies.
Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 91

Psalm 91
New King James Version (NKJV)
Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust."
Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler[a]
And from the perilous pestilence.
He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not come near you.
Only with your eyes shall you look,
And see the reward of the wicked.
Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
"Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him,
And show him My salvation."

Psalm 23

Psalm 23
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Psalm 18

Psalm 18
New King James Version (NKJV)

God the Sovereign Savior

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David the servant of the Lord, who spoke to the Lord the words of this song on the day that the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. And he said:

I will love You, O Lord, my strength.
2 The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;
My God, my strength, in whom I will trust;
My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
3 I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised;
So shall I be saved from my enemies.
4 The pangs of death surrounded me,
And the floods of ungodliness made me afraid.
5 The sorrows of Sheol surrounded me;
The snares of death confronted me.
6 In my distress I called upon the Lord,
And cried out to my God;
He heard my voice from His temple,
And my cry came before Him, even to His ears.
7 Then the earth shook and trembled;
The foundations of the hills also quaked and were shaken,
Because He was angry.
8 Smoke went up from His nostrils,
And devouring fire from His mouth;
Coals were kindled by it.
9 He bowed the heavens also, and came down
With darkness under His feet.
10 And He rode upon a cherub, and flew;
He flew upon the wings of the wind.
11 He made darkness His secret place;
His canopy around Him was dark waters
And thick clouds of the skies.
12 From the brightness before Him,
His thick clouds passed with hailstones and coals of fire.
13 The Lord thundered from heaven,
And the Most High uttered His voice,
Hailstones and coals of fire.[a]
14 He sent out His arrows and scattered the foe,
Lightnings in abundance, and He vanquished them.
15 Then the channels of the sea were seen,
The foundations of the world were uncovered
At Your rebuke, O Lord,
At the blast of the breath of Your nostrils.
16 He sent from above, He took me;
He drew me out of many waters.
17 He delivered me from my strong enemy,
From those who hated me,
For they were too strong for me.
18 They confronted me in the day of my calamity,
But the Lord was my support.
19 He also brought me out into a broad place;
He delivered me because He delighted in me.
20 The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness;
According to the cleanness of my hands
He has recompensed me.
21 For I have kept the ways of the Lord,
And have not wickedly departed from my God.
22 For all His judgments were before me,
And I did not put away His statutes from me.
23 I was also blameless before Him,
And I kept myself from my iniquity.
24 Therefore the Lord has recompensed me according to my righteousness,
According to the cleanness of my hands in His sight.
25 With the merciful You will show Yourself merciful;
With a blameless man You will show Yourself blameless;
26 With the pure You will show Yourself pure;
And with the devious You will show Yourself shrewd.
27 For You will save the humble people,
But will bring down haughty looks.
28 For You will light my lamp;
The Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.
29 For by You I can run against a troop,
By my God I can leap over a wall.
30 As for God, His way is perfect;
The word of the Lord is proven;
He is a shield to all who trust in Him.
31 For who is God, except the Lord?
And who is a rock, except our God?
32 It is God who arms me with strength,
And makes my way perfect.
33 He makes my feet like the feet of deer,
And sets me on my high places.
34 He teaches my hands to make war,
So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
35 You have also given me the shield of Your salvation;
Your right hand has held me up,
Your gentleness has made me great.
36 You enlarged my path under me,
So my feet did not slip.
37 I have pursued my enemies and overtaken them;
Neither did I turn back again till they were destroyed.
38 I have wounded them,
So that they could not rise;
They have fallen under my feet.
39 For You have armed me with strength for the battle;
You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.
40 You have also given me the necks of my enemies,
So that I destroyed those who hated me.
41 They cried out, but there was none to save;
Even to the Lord, but He did not answer them.
42 Then I beat them as fine as the dust before the wind;
I cast them out like dirt in the streets.
43 You have delivered me from the strivings of the people;
You have made me the head of the nations;
A people I have not known shall serve me.
44 As soon as they hear of me they obey me;
The foreigners submit to me.
45 The foreigners fade away,
And come frightened from their hideouts.
46 The Lord lives!
Blessed be my Rock!
Let the God of my salvation be exalted.
47 It is God who avenges me,
And subdues the peoples under me;
48 He delivers me from my enemies.
You also lift me up above those who rise against me;
You have delivered me from the violent man.
49 Therefore I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the Gentiles,
And sing praises to Your name.
50 Great deliverance He gives to His king,
And shows mercy to His anointed,
To David and his descendants forevermore.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Standing on the promises of Christ my King!

Standing on the promises of Christ my King,
Through eternal ages let His praises ring,
Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing,
Standing on the promises of God.

Refrain

Standing, standing,
Standing on the promises of God my Savior;
Standing, standing,
I'm standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises that cannot fail,
When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,
By the living Word of God I shall prevail,
Standing on the promises of God.

Refrain

Standing on the promises I now can see
Perfect, present cleansing in the blood for me;
Standing in the liberty where Christ makes free,
Standing on the promises of God.

Refrain

Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord,
Bound to Him eternally by love's strong cord,
Overcoming daily with the Spirit's sword,
Standing on the promises of God.

Refrain

Standing on the promises I cannot fall,
Listening every moment to the Spirit's call
Resting in my Savior as my all in all,
Standing on the promises of God.

Our God

Our God

Water you turned into wine, opened the eyes of the blind there's no one like you, none like You!
Into the darkness you shine out of the ashes we rise there's no one like you none like You!
Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God you are higher than any other.
Our God is Healer, Awesome in Power, Our God! Our God!

Into the darkness you shine out of the ashes we rise there's no one like you, none like You!
Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God you are higher than any other.
Our God is Healer, Awesome in Power, Our God! Our God!
Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God you are higher than any other.
Our God is Healer, Awesome in Power, Our God! Our God!

And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us.
And if our God is with us, then what could stand against.
And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us.
And if our God is with us, then what could stand against.
What could stand against.

Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God you are higher than any other.
Our God is Healer, Awesome in Power, Our God! Our God!
Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God you are higher than any other.
Our God is Healer, Awesome in Power, Our God! Our God!
And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us.
And if our God is with us, then what could stand against.
And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us.
And if our God is with us, then what could stand against.
Then what could stand against.

Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God you are higher than any other.
Our God is Healer, Awesome in Power, Our God! Our God!
Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God you are higher than any other.
Our God is Healer, Awesome in Power, Our God! Our God!

#God is for us!

#God is for us!

Psalm 56:9
Then my enemies will turn back when I call for help. By this I will know that God is for me.

Psalm 118:6
The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?

Isaiah 8:10
Devise your strategy, but it will be thwarted; propose your plan, but it will not stand, for God is with us.

Isaiah 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Jeremiah 20:11
But the LORD is with me like a mighty warrior; so my persecutors will stumble and not prevail. They will fail and be thoroughly disgraced; their dishonor will never be forgotten.

1 John 4:4
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

Prophesy over Your Petitions

Prophesy over Your Petitions

Warriors,
The Spirit of God led all of us to pray during the month of April for a very specific reason. April is NOT yet over and during a moment of intense prayer yesterday, He spoke to me about something. We've prayed at the altar, proclaimed at Hezekiah's Wall, and yet I know there is something we must do on Saturday - PETITION with prophecy.
At the Den this Saturday, I feel led to do something unique and highly prophetic. Not only am I going to petition to God ON YOUR BEHALF, but as I read some of your requests, and as the Spirit leads me and provides insight, I will prophesy over your petition!
What is a petition? A petition is a formally written request soliciting some favor, mercy, or other benefit with audacity and humility. Even though we have already prayed this month, what I heard from God's Spirit was that we are now TO PETITION and TO PRESS IN.
What did Jesus teach us about petitioning? Jesus told His disciples a parable to show them that they should ALWAYS pray and NOT GIVE UP. He goes on to tell a story of a judge and a widow, and that the widow KEPT coming to the judge with a plea, "Grant me justice against my adversary." For some time, the judge did not answer her. However, because the widow kept persisting and "bothering" him (petitioning him), eventually he said,"Yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice so that she won't eventually come and attack me!" Then Jesus said, "And will not God bring about justice for His chosen ones, WHO CRY OUT TO HIM DAY AND NIGHT? I TELL YOU HE WILL SEE THAT THEY GET JUSTICE, AND QUICKLY." Luke 18:1-8
I challenge you to do it now! Send in your petition(s) and then join me at the altar on Saturday where we will press in with audacious faith. Don't miss this time that God has given to us to press in and receive our breakthrough. It's SO CLOSE!
You can place your prayer request on this petition scroll, simply by emailing it to new@kimclement.com or post it on Facebook.
This kind of faith pleases God.

Codebreakers:
During the Den broadcast on April 5th, a most unusual prophetic secret was revealed regarding this month of April, exposure, and a battle in the heavenlies. The specific day of April 14th was emphasized, and a range of days which ended on April 23rd. During this set range of days, unusually remarkable celestial displays known as the blood moon and a meteor streaking across the Russian sky have appeared. What is the prophetic significance of these manifestations? On Codebreakers, we will examine how this meteor is connected to what was prophesied in advance about Russia and Ukraine, as well as the security of America and Israel. During this turbulent time when Israel and those who love Israel around the world are being targeted, we need to petition with prophecy. Prophetic insight revealed in advance will arm us to pray and wage war prophetically, thereby effectively.


Kim Clement

This Saturday's broadcast (April 26th) will be LIVE online from 12:00PM PT/3:00PM ET/7:00PM GMT. You can join us at www.kimclement.tv at the scheduled time. We will replay this event immediately following the LIVE broadcast.


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Victory is mine,

Victory is mine,
victory is mine,
victory today is mine.

I told Satan to get thee behind,
victory today is mine.

Victory is mine,
victory is mine,
victory today is mine.

I told Satan to get thee behind,
victory today is mine.

Joy is mine,
joy is mine,
I know that joy is mine.

I told Satan to get thee behind,
I know that joy is mine.

Happiness is mine,
happiness is mine,
happiness today is mine.

I told Satan to get thee behind,
happiness today is mine.

When I rose this morning,
I didn't have no doubt,
I knew that the Lord would bring me out.

I fell on my knees,
said, "Lord help me please"
got up singing and shouting the victory.

Victory is mine,
victory is mine,
victory today is mine.

I told Satan to get thee behind,
victory today is mine

Victory is mine,
victory is mine,
victory today is mine.

I told Satan
I told Satan
I told Satan
I told Satan
I told Satan
I told Satan
I told Satan
I told Satan
I told Satan
to get thee behind,
victory today is mine


these lyrics are submitted by kaan

Songwriter(s): Dorothy Norwood, Alvin Darling
Copyright: Kosciusko Music, Malaco Music Co., Peertunes Ltd., Peermusic Iii Ltd.

I'm looking for someone to keep our family lifted in Prayer

I'm looking for someone to keep our family lifted in prayer, if that's you, please let me know. Love, BeckieBee 609-481-5859 gobeehappy@yahoo.com

Treasury of Scripture

Treasury of Scripture
Who is he that comdemns? It is Christ that died, yes rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.

Who.

Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ …
Romans 14:13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather…
Job 34:29 When he gives quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hides …
Psalm 37:33 The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.
Psalm 109:31 For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from …
Jeremiah 50:20 In those days, and in that time, said the LORD, the iniquity of Israel …
It is Christ.

Romans 4:25 Who was delivered for our offenses, and was raised again for our justification.
Romans 5:6-10 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for …
Romans 14:9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he …
Job 33:24 Then he is gracious to him, and said, Deliver him from going down …
Matthew 20:28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, …
John 14:19 Yet a little while, and the world sees me no more; but you see me: …
Galatians 3:13,14 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse …
Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his …
Hebrews 9:10-14 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal …
Hebrews 10:10-14,19-22 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body …
Hebrews 12:2 Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the …
1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, …
Revelation 1:18 I am he that lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for ever …
who is even.

Mark 16:19 So then after the Lord had spoken to them, he was received up into …
Acts 7:56-60 And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing …
Colossians 3:1 If you then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, …
Hebrews 8:1,2 Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such …
Hebrews 12:1 Why seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, …
1 Peter 3:22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels …
who also.

Romans 8:27 And he that searches the hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit…
Isaiah 53:12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall …
John 16:23,26,27 And in that day you shall ask me nothing. Truly, truly, I say to …
John 17:20-24 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe …
Hebrews 4:14,15 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into …
Hebrews 7:25 Why he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come to God …
Hebrews 9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which …
1 John 2:1,2 My little children, these things write I to you, that you sin not. …

Sunday, April 27, 2014

#TRUST

#TRUST

Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."

2 Samuel 7:28
O Sovereign LORD, you are God! Your words are trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant.

Psalm 9:10
Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you!

Psalm 13:5
But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.

Psalm 20:7
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.

Psalm 31:14
But I trust in you, O LORD; I say, "You are my God."

Psalm 56:3
When I am afraid, I will trust in you.

Psalm 84:12
O LORD Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in you.

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 11:13
A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret.

Isaiah 43:1
But now, this is what the LORD says-- he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; YOU ARE MINE!

Daniel 6:23
The king was overjoyed and gave orders to lift Daniel out of the den. And when Daniel was lifted from the den, no wound was found on him, because he had trusted in his God.

John 14:1
"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in Me!" ~Jesus

Romans 15:13
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Revelation 21:5
He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true."

Bee Happy NO MATTER WHAT!

30 Scriptural Prayers for Your Pastor

30 Scriptural Prayers for Your Pastor

1 "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is his good, pleasing and perfect will" (Rom 12:2).

I pray that You will be continually transforming my pastor's mind thinking, attitudes, perceptions so that my pastor will be will always be walking in Your good, perfect, pleasing will.

2 "Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed" (Mark 1:35).

I pray that my pastor will develop a habit of solitude and silence where you can speak clearly to my pastor's heart and mind.

3 "The Sovereign Lord has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught. The Sovereign Lord has opened my ears, and I have not been rebellious; I have not drawn back" (Isa 50:4-5).

Father, let my pastor speak with a tongue that You have instructed, speaking words that sustain the weary. Waken my pastor morning by morning and teach my pastor from Your own heart.

4 "The lamp of the Lord searches the spirit of a man; it searches out his inmost being" (Prov 20:27).

Lord, search my pastor's innermost being and refine and renew my pastor from the inside out.

5 "Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge" (Prov 23:12).

I pray that my pastor will give You full attention, attentive only to Your words.

6 "Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their forefathers to give them. Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go" (Josh 1:6-9).

Give my pastor success as he meditates on Your law and then fills his mouth with Your words. Give my pastor strength and courage, being aware of Your presence wherever he goes.

7 "May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen" (Heb 13:20-21).

God of Peace, equip my pastor in every way to do Your will.

8 "I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you" (Ps 32:8).

Father, instruct and teach my pastor. Counsel and watch over him.

9 "Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, 'This is the way; walk in it'" (Isa 30:21).

Holy Spirit, speak directly to my pastor and show my pastor your way for him.

10 "And David shepherded them with integrity of heart; with skillful hands he led them" (Ps 78:72).

Give my pastor a heart of integrity and grant him skill and insight as he shepherds those in his care.

11 "Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings" (1 Peter 5:8-9).

In the Name of Jesus, I stand against the enemy's schemes in my pastor's life. I pray that You will provide my pastor the inner strength and spiritual power to stand firm, resisting the devil.

12 "May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world" (Gal 6:14-15).

Father, teach my pastor the power of the cross to crucify flesh, dying to the world's false promises. Keep my pastor from the pride that the enemy would like to develop in him, and may he boast only in the work of the cross in his life.

13 "Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth" (2 Tim 2:15).

I ask that Your Holy Spirit will teach my pastor all truth and keep him from error and false teaching.

14 "Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should" (Col 4:5).

Father, I pray for my pastor as he prepares his messages that You will give him just the right words and illustrations to communicate effectively to Your people.

15 "Our gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake. You became imitators of us and of the Lord" (1 Thess 1:5-6).

I pray that my pastor will speak the messages You give him to speak with power, with the Holy Spirit, and with deep conviction. I pray that his message will be fleshed out as he lives his life openly before Your people. Protect him from hypocrisy.

16 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit" (Rom 15:13).

Lord, I ask You to fill my pastor with Your joy and peace and that my pastor will trust in You more fully each day. I pray that the result will be that my pastor overflows with hope and peace to the congregation You have entrusted to him.

17 "Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood" (Acts 20:28-29).

Father, Give my pastor a great love for Your church, and discernment to be watchful over his own life for the church's sake.

18 "But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God. To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. 'He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.' When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. " (1 Peter 2:20-24)

Lord, I pray that You will comfort my pastor when he endures criticism and harsh judgment. Give Him an increased outpouring of Your Spirit to respond in the power of the indwelling Christ.

19 "Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you. Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm. Do not swerve to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil" (Prov 4:25-27).

I ask that my pastor will be empowered to keep his spiritual eyes fixed on You and will follow You only.

20 "… And will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word" (Acts 6:4).

I pray that You will bring the right workers and place them in the right ministries so that my pastor has the freedom to be a person of the Word and of prayer. I pray that You will create in my pastor a passion for Your presence and Your Word.

21 "I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways. I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word" (Ps 119:15-16).

I pray that my pastor will not neglect Your Word, and will find his delight in Your decrees. As he meditates on Your Word, I ask You to give him fresh insight into the depths of Your Word.

22 "Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors" (Ps 119:24).

May my pastor receive direction and wisdom from Your living, active Word. I pray that Your Word will be to my pastor an ever-living source of insight.

23 "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints" (Eph 6:10-18).

I pray that my pastor will be empowered to stand against the devil's schemes. I cover him with all the armor of God, each piece a description of Jesus Himself.

24 "Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life" (Prov 4:23).

I pray that my pastor will guard his heart and watch carefully what enters there, so the wellspring will not be poisoned. Father, clean out any pollution that may have found foothold in his heart.

25 "Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who embrace her; those who lay hold of her will be blessed" (Prov 3:13-18).

I pray that my pastor will desire wisdom and understanding above all else. I pray that he will embrace and take to heart Your Word.

26 "For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God" (Eph 3:14-19).

I pray that my pastor will be strengthened in his inner being, and that he is able to grasp Your amazing love, and that he would be filled with all Your fullness. I pray that the fullness in his life would spill over into the lives of the people you have entrusted to him.

27 "Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers" (Ps 1:1-3).

Draw the heart of my pastor to Your Word, and make him like a tree planted by streams of water. Bring fruit from his ministry and prosper his work.

28 "A wise man has great power, and a man of knowledge increases strength; for waging war you need guidance, and for victory many advisers" (Prov 24:5-6).

Provide my pastor with wise and godly advisers so that he will increase in strength and grow in knowledge.

29 "By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures" (Prov 24:3-4).

May my pastor build a church by wisdom and establish it through understanding. May every corner of our lives be filled with rare and beautiful treasures because we are shepherded by a man of God.

30 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful" (Col 4:2).

May we become a house of prayer, led by a man of prayer. Teach us to be watchful and observant of Your work, always in an attitude of thanksgiving.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Check out this verse on Bible.com

Proverbs 24:13, 14 GNT

"My child, eat honey; it is good. And just as honey from the comb is sweet on your tongue, you may be sure that wisdom is good for the soul. Get wisdom and you have a bright future."

See it at Bible.com:

http://bible.com/68/pro.24.13.gnt




Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

30 Scriptural Prayers for Your Pastor

30 Scriptural Prayers for Your Pastor

1 "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is his good, pleasing and perfect will" (Rom 12:2).

I pray that You will be continually transforming my pastor's mind thinking, attitudes, perceptions so that my pastor will be will always be walking in Your good, perfect, pleasing will.

2 "Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed" (Mark 1:35).

I pray that my pastor will develop a habit of solitude and silence where you can speak clearly to my pastor's heart and mind.

3 "The Sovereign Lord has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught. The Sovereign Lord has opened my ears, and I have not been rebellious; I have not drawn back" (Isa 50:4-5).

Father, let my pastor speak with a tongue that You have instructed, speaking words that sustain the weary. Waken my pastor morning by morning and teach my pastor from Your own heart.

4 "The lamp of the Lord searches the spirit of a man; it searches out his inmost being" (Prov 20:27).

Lord, search my pastor's innermost being and refine and renew my pastor from the inside out.

5 "Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge" (Prov 23:12).

I pray that my pastor will give You full attention, attentive only to Your words.

6 "Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their forefathers to give them. Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go" (Josh 1:6-9).

Give my pastor success as he meditates on Your law and then fills his mouth with Your words. Give my pastor strength and courage, being aware of Your presence wherever he goes.

7 "May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen" (Heb 13:20-21).

God of Peace, equip my pastor in every way to do Your will.

8 "I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you" (Ps 32:8).

Father, instruct and teach my pastor. Counsel and watch over him.

9 "Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, 'This is the way; walk in it'" (Isa 30:21).

Holy Spirit, speak directly to my pastor and show my pastor your way for him.

10 "And David shepherded them with integrity of heart; with skillful hands he led them" (Ps 78:72).

Give my pastor a heart of integrity and grant him skill and insight as he shepherds those in his care.

11 "Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings" (1 Peter 5:8-9).

In the Name of Jesus, I stand against the enemy's schemes in my pastor's life. I pray that You will provide my pastor the inner strength and spiritual power to stand firm, resisting the devil.

12 "May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world" (Gal 6:14-15).

Father, teach my pastor the power of the cross to crucify flesh, dying to the world's false promises. Keep my pastor from the pride that the enemy would like to develop in him, and may he boast only in the work of the cross in his life.

13 "Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth" (2 Tim 2:15).

I ask that Your Holy Spirit will teach my pastor all truth and keep him from error and false teaching.

14 "Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should" (Col 4:5).

Father, I pray for my pastor as he prepares his messages that You will give him just the right words and illustrations to communicate effectively to Your people.

15 "Our gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake. You became imitators of us and of the Lord" (1 Thess 1:5-6).

I pray that my pastor will speak the messages You give him to speak with power, with the Holy Spirit, and with deep conviction. I pray that his message will be fleshed out as he lives his life openly before Your people. Protect him from hypocrisy.

16 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit" (Rom 15:13).

Lord, I ask You to fill my pastor with Your joy and peace and that my pastor will trust in You more fully each day. I pray that the result will be that my pastor overflows with hope and peace to the congregation You have entrusted to him.

17 "Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood" (Acts 20:28-29).

Father, Give my pastor a great love for Your church, and discernment to be watchful over his own life for the church's sake.

18 "But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God. To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. 'He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.' When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. " (1 Peter 2:20-24)

Lord, I pray that You will comfort my pastor when he endures criticism and harsh judgment. Give Him an increased outpouring of Your Spirit to respond in the power of the indwelling Christ.

19 "Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you. Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm. Do not swerve to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil" (Prov 4:25-27).

I ask that my pastor will be empowered to keep his spiritual eyes fixed on You and will follow You only.

20 "… And will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word" (Acts 6:4).

I pray that You will bring the right workers and place them in the right ministries so that my pastor has the freedom to be a person of the Word and of prayer. I pray that You will create in my pastor a passion for Your presence and Your Word.

21 "I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways. I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word" (Ps 119:15-16).

I pray that my pastor will not neglect Your Word, and will find his delight in Your decrees. As he meditates on Your Word, I ask You to give him fresh insight into the depths of Your Word.

22 "Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors" (Ps 119:24).

May my pastor receive direction and wisdom from Your living, active Word. I pray that Your Word will be to my pastor an ever-living source of insight.

23 "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints" (Eph 6:10-18).

I pray that my pastor will be empowered to stand against the devil's schemes. I cover him with all the armor of God, each piece a description of Jesus Himself.

24 "Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life" (Prov 4:23).

I pray that my pastor will guard his heart and watch carefully what enters there, so the wellspring will not be poisoned. Father, clean out any pollution that may have found foothold in his heart.

25 "Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who embrace her; those who lay hold of her will be blessed" (Prov 3:13-18).

I pray that my pastor will desire wisdom and understanding above all else. I pray that he will embrace and take to heart Your Word.

26 "For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God" (Eph 3:14-19).

I pray that my pastor will be strengthened in his inner being, and that he is able to grasp Your amazing love, and that he would be filled with all Your fullness. I pray that the fullness in his life would spill over into the lives of the people you have entrusted to him.

27 "Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers" (Ps 1:1-3).

Draw the heart of my pastor to Your Word, and make him like a tree planted by streams of water. Bring fruit from his ministry and prosper his work.

28 "A wise man has great power, and a man of knowledge increases strength; for waging war you need guidance, and for victory many advisers" (Prov 24:5-6).

Provide my pastor with wise and godly advisers so that he will increase in strength and grow in knowledge.

29 "By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures" (Prov 24:3-4).

May my pastor build a church by wisdom and establish it through understanding. May every corner of our lives be filled with rare and beautiful treasures because we are shepherded by a man of God.

30 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful" (Col 4:2).

May we become a house of prayer, led by a man of prayer. Teach us to be watchful and observant of Your work, always in an attitude of thanksgiving.

Happy Earth Day

Monday, April 21, 2014

I KNOW

I KNOW
WHO I AM
I am God's child (John 1:12)
I am Christ's friend (John 15:15)
I am united with the Lord(1 Cor. 6:17)
I am bought with a price(1 Cor. 6:19-20)
I am a saint (set apart for God). (Eph. 1:1)
I am a personal witness of Christ. (Acts 1:8)
I am the salt & light of the earth (Matt.5:13-14)
I am a member of the body of Christ(1 Cor 12:27)
I am free forever from condemnation ( Rom. 8: 1-2)
I am a citizen of Heaven. I am significant ( Phil.3:20)
I am free from any charge against me (Rom. 8:31 -34)
I am a minister of reconciliation for God(2 Cor.5:17-21)
I have access to God through the Holy Spirit (Eph. 2:18)
I am seated with Christ in the heavenly realms (Eph. 2:6)
I cannot be separated from the love of God( Rom.8:35-39)
I am established, anointed, sealed by God (2 Cor.1:21-22)
I am assured all things work together for good (Rom. 8: 28)
I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit (John 15:16 )
I may approach God with freedom and confidence (Eph. 3: 12 )
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Phil. 4:13)
I am the branch of the true vine, a channel of His life (John 15: 1-5)
I am God's temple (1 Cor. 3: 16 ) I am complete in Christ (Col. 2: 10)
I am hidden with Christ in God (Col. 3:3) I have been justified (Romans 5:1)
I am God's co-worker (1 Cor.. 3:9; 2 Cor 6:1) I am God's workmanship (Eph. 2:10 )
I am confident that the good works God has begun in me will be perfected (Phil 1: 6)
I have been redeemed and forgiven (Col. 1:14) I have been adopted as God's child (Eph 1:5)
I am rooted and established in Christ (Eph 3:17)
I belong to God.
Do you know
who you are!?

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Saturday, April 05, 2014

Hope

Wednesday, April 02, 2014