Release The Roar – Silence The Accuser

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Greetings Beloveds,

Have you become discouraged and overwhelmed by the intensity of spiritual warfare in this season?  Today, I want to encourage you to take heart.  Release the Roar.  Silence the lies of the enemy.   It’s not over for you.  God is not finished yet.   You have not missed it.  You are not too late.   Receive encouragement today!

“BEGIN AGAIN SAYS THE LORD!  BEGIN AGAIN!  TRY IT AGAIN.  BEGIN AGAIN!  BEHOLD I DO A NEW THING!  THIS NEW THING WILL NOT LOOK LIKE WHAT I HAVE DONE IN THE PAST.  TRUST ME SAYS THE LORD!  I WILL BRING YOU TO A PLACE OF FULFILLMENT, COMPLETION, AND REST!    BEGIN AGAIN!”

Silence The Voice of Discouragement

To be discourage is to “be deprive of confidence.”   The enemy is after your confidence in God.    When problems or pressures overwhelm us, we often experience depression, which drains us of spiritual, emotional, and physical strength. When this happens, our spirits are “crushed” and we have no desire or energy to fulfill our God given purpose.  This is the enemy’s intent.  Release the ROAR!  Release PRAISE!  Release WORSHIP!    Make prophetic declarations in the Spirit!  I will OVERCOME!  I am HEALED!  I am RESTORED!

“Put a Word {God’s WORD} against the enemy’s word!  Encourage yourself in the LORD!”

In this fallen world, discouragement and disappointment are emotions that we will experience.  However when these emotions arise, we must take care of our well being by re-setting our focus on God.  The enemy brings discouragement to distract our focus from God and His kingdom purpose.  In Ezra Chapters 4-6, the children of Israel were rebuilding the temple, the enemy sent accusations against them to disrupt the purpose of God –– halting the progress of rebuilding the temple for about 16 years.   However, many years later, God raised up a king named Cyrus to issue a decree to complete the rebuilding of the temple.

“Are you facing accusations today?  Have you been bombarded by the enemy’s lies lately?”  RELEASE THE ROAR!  SILENCE THE ENEMY!  PUT A WORD AGAINST THE ENEMY’S WORD!  RELEASE THE ROAR!  RELEASE A PIERCING SOUND OF PRAISE THAT WILL SHATTER DARKNESS!  SPEAK LIFE OVER YOURSELF!  SPEAK LIFE OVER YOUR SITUATION!  RELEASE THE ROAR!  RELEASE THE SOUND OF PRAISE!

If you are discouraged today, look up!  Yeshua is our hope.  He revives our broken spirits.  He puts back the pieces of shattered dreams and broken lives.   

“BEGIN AGAIN SAYS THE LORD!  BEGIN AGAIN!  RELEASE THE ROAR!  SILENCE ALL DISCOURAGEMENT – KEEP ON BUILDING!  KEEP MOVING FORWARD!”

Prophetic Word: RELEASE THE ROAR by Jennifer LeClaire

 

 

 

 

Rediscovering The Beauty of Hiddeness – Conquering The Spirit of Distraction

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Conquering The Spirit of Distraction

To become distracted is to be drawn away from the attention of your original position, goal, purpose, direction, or interest.   In Joshua 8:15-19, Joshua used distraction as a method of ambush against the men of Ai. They will pursue us until we have lured them away from the city, for they will say, ‘They are running away from us as they did before.’ So when we flee from them, you are to rise up from ambush and take the city.”

Likewise, the enemy uses distraction to ambush us and draw us away from our peace, purpose,, strength, safety, and destiny. Often distractions will appear as noble deeds and good works. Before we realize what’s happening, we find ourselves overwhelmed and too weak to resist the concentration of the enemy’s attacks, for we neglected to maintain our spiritual strength, because we were distracted by burdens that God never meant for us to carry.

“There is beauty in hiddeness. There is beauty in stillness. When we have too much traffic coming in and out of our lives we open ourselves up to warfare that God never intended for us to encounter.”

How to Overcome Distraction

Yeshua must be the focal point of our lives “…Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself as having taken hold of this. But this one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal for the reward of the upward calling of God in Messiah Yeshua.” (Philippians 3:13-14).

The enemy’s job is to distract our attention away from God so that we would become weak and vulnerable concerning spiritual matters. Below are a few strategies that will aide us in conquering the spirit of distraction.

  1. Maintain an abounding love relationship with God (Matthew 22:37)
  2. Purse intimacy with Messiah (Luke 10:38-41)
  3. Maintain a lifestyle of worship (John 4:24)
  4. Seek God’s direction in all matters (Proverbs 3:5-6)
  5. Develop a fervent prayer life (Luke 18:1)
  6. Attend fellowship regularly (Hebrews 10:25)
  7. Read God’s word with understanding (2 Timothy 2:15)
  8. Serve with humility (Acts 6:1-4)
  9. Exercise your spiritual gifts ( 1 Timothy 4:14)
  10. Abide in God’s secret place (Psalms 91)
  11. Maintain undivided focus (Isaiah 50:7)

Prayers to Conquer The Spirit of Distraction

  1. In the name of Yeshua, every assignment of the enemy against my life is canceled.
  2. In the name of Yeshua, let the secret counsel of the wicked be turned into foolishness. (Psalm 64:2)
  3. In the name of Yeshua, no weapon formed against me shall prosper. The gates and plans of hell shall not prevail against me.
  4. In the name of Yeshua, I overcome every strategy of hell against my life.
  5. In the name of Yeshua, every strategy of hell is exposed and brought to light.
  6. In the name of Yeshua, I receive the plans of God for my life, thoughts of peace and not evil to bring me to an expected end.
  7. In the name of Yeshua, I am delivered from every satanic trap and plot against my life.
  8. In the name of Yeshua, Lord please release Your whirlwind to scatter those who would conspire against me. Let those who devise my hurt be turned back and brought to confusion.
  9. In the name of Yeshua, I destroy the assignment of the spirit of distraction. Every assignment that is meant to derail me and my focus is obliterated in the name of Yeshua (Nehemiah 6:1–6).
  10. In the name of Yeshua, I shall not be distracted, I shall fulfill all that Father God has ordained concerning me. (Psalms 139:16)

WORSHIP EXPERIENCE

NEXT – REDISCOVERING THE BEAUTY OF STILLNESS – A PROPHETIC WORD FOR 2020 & BEYOND

Rediscovering The Beauty of Stillness – Prophetic Word: 2020 and Beyond (Stillness, Strategy, & Wisdom) by Lana Vawser

 

Rediscovering The Beauty of Stillness

                                        {Lana Vawser Ministries}

Do you feel the intensity of this season?  A DIVINE SHIFT is about to take place that will usher us into DIVINE ALIGNMENT and PROPER POSITIONING.   This SHIFT requires us to be intentional in this season.  This DIVINE SHIFT will POSITION us for DESTINY, BREAKTHROUGH, PURPOSE, and LONGEVITY for 2020 and BEYOND.  It is such a blessing to share with you this Powerful Prophetic Word {given by Lana Vawser} which is truly God’s response to the cry our hearts FOR MORE OF HIM.  AMEN

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“Over the last few months, but especially this last week, I have felt a strong urgency in the Spirit to not be “rushing ahead” right now. There is an invitation from the lord right now to rest, be still, and linger with Him and not be in a hurry because He is releasing crystal clear revelation for 2020 and beyond. There are many in the body of Christ that are feeling like they are living in the place of constant transition and trying to find the “missing piece”. The Lord showed me right now in the place of lingering with Him, being quiet before Him, resting in Him and waiting on Him, that He is releasing strategy and insight into 2020 and beyond that is actually greater than has even been asked for. There is a deeper positioning in Jeremiah 33:3 that the Lord is inviting us into. ‘Call to Me and I will answer you, and tell you [and even show you] great and mighty things, [things which have been confined and hidden], which you do not know and understand and cannot distinguish.’ (AMP Version).

I heard the Holy Spirit say “Things will not be as they have been” – this was not a negative statement – this was a declaration of UPGRADE. This was a statement of PROMOTION. This was a statement of the NEW that He is leading His people into. This was an invitation into taking “NEW LANDS” that were on completely different maps to what you have “walked on and in” previously. This was an invitation into a new adventure with the Lord and pioneering new pathways. It was an invitation into allowing the Holy Spirit to prepare you to carry what He is releasing. 

“IN MY PRESENCE ALL OTHER VOICES ARE SILENCED AND MY VOICE BECOMES LOUD!” 

I heard the Holy Spirit whisper “In My presence all other voices are silenced and My voice becomes LOUD!” The sense surrounded me that many are surrounded with many “options”, others are surrounded by “many voices” and there is so much “noise”. In the place of “not rushing ahead” and specifically waiting upon Him, the other voices are going to be silenced and the Lord’s voice is going to become LOUDER than ever. There will be such ‘high definition’ dreams, visions and encounters from the Lord that you will have crystal clear clarity of what He is speaking and releasing to you regarding 2020 and beyond. Do not fear that you will “miss it.” The key is to “WAIT ON HIM” and He is going to MAKE IT CLEAR.

The loving warning from His heart is to not rush ahead in what you have done before or “think” is the way He is moving, because things will not be as they have been before. The words then surrounded me “I WILL MAKE THE PATHWAY FOR THE NEW DAY AS PLAIN AS DAY!” 

Proverbs 3:5-6:

“Trust in the Lord completely, and do not rely on your own opinions. With all your heart rely on him to guide you, and he will lead you in every decision you make. Become intimate with Him in whatever you do, and He will lead you wherever you go.” 

Some of the pathways that the Lord leads you down and releases you into will feel like you’re going “off the beaten track” but that is the place of the greatest encounter with Jesus, provision, favor and move of His Spirit you have experienced thus far, will be found. It’s time to PIONEER NEW PATHWAYS with Jesus to see His Kingdom established and Glory revealed. Some of the revelation the Lord is releasing for 2020 and beyond is going to seem completely “opposite” to what is being told to you that you “should do.” Can I encourage you to follow the Lord’s voice at all costs. Follow Him and obey completely. The Lord will demonstrate His favor and vindication as you walk in obedience. The time we are in now in this new era and what God is going to do and entrust us with is SO precious we must be people that bow to His voice alone and not the expectations of man. It’s time to come out of “ungodly expectations and pressures” and walk wholeheartedly in the counsel of the Lord. As you step out in obedience to His voice you will see the voices of the wise drawn to you by the Lord to confirm your way.

“The Lord is strengthening you in the wrestle, He is strengthening you in the tension, He is fortifying you in the opposition and the transition, so you move forward walking in purity, obeying His voice and His strategy alone and swayed not by man and man’s opinions.” 

Discernment is going to MAJORLY increase in the place of “waiting” upon the Lord for 2020 and beyond especially in “sniffing out” the lies of the enemy and the python spirit that has twisted what God has said and lies and fears of old and they will be uprooted once and for all. You will “smell” the stench of these lies and recognize them for what they are and uproot them with your authority and the power of the Word of God. They won’t have the affect they have had on you before as the volume of the Lord’s voice MAJORLY increases raising your discernment like never before, so 2020 will not be infected by these lies but you will walk in a whole new level of freedom from these things and a deeper place of access of His heart and His revelation and wisdom for 2020 and beyond and move accordingly without fear. 

“2020, THE YEAR OF THE SPRINGBOARD INTO THE GREATEST UNLOCKING OF THE NEXT 10 YEARS” 

As I sat with the Lord seeking His heart regarding this word, the words surrounded me “2020, THE YEAR OF THE SPRINGBOARD INTO THE GREATEST UNLOCKING OF THE NEXT 10 YEARS.” I then had a vision and as God’s people were sitting with Him, refusing to “run ahead” because things ‘looked good” or “sounded good” but waited on His direction, I saw keys raining down upon them from heaven and these keys were on fire. I then heard the words “2020, THE YEAR OF THE SPRINGBOARD INTO THE GREATEST UNLOCKING OF THE NEXT 10 YEARS.” What God is releasing now for 2020 is going to UNLOCK foundational strategy, wisdom and revelation for the next 10 years in INCREASE.

God is rebuilding foundations and laying new foundations with the revelation He is releasing for 2020 which is going to unlock significant strategy and wisdom to BUILD WITH HIM. God spoke to me for this year (2019) that what He is doing this year is setting us up for LONGEVITY. 2020 is going to see a MAJOR increase of that, but especially regarding VISION. Ministries are going to rapidly and radically change going into 2020.

There is a divine makeover God is doing and in 2020 and beyond MANY ministries will look completely different along with the FIVE FOLD being raised up and positioned to operate in the church from 2020 and beyond in unity in ways we have not yet seen. The shifting, shaping, changing of the guards, and rearranging God is doing is to make room for the new wine and for the King of Glory to step in. (Psalm 24:7-9) 

“CHILDREN WILL PLAY A MAJOR ROLE IN WHAT GOD IS DOING IN 2020 and BEYOND.” 

Last year I had a dream and the Lord spoke to me about this new era and the mighty outpouring of His Spirit and He whispered “It won’t begin until it begins with the children” God is restoring the family unit. He is restoring the ministry and family balance and teaching His people in greater ways how to do family (as a household and the body of Christ) well. God is going to restore the awe and wonder to the Church like we have never seen and some of the greatest demonstrations of His Spirit that are going to leave people both who know Jesus and those who do not yet know Him in awe and wonder as He moves through “The least of these” – THE CHILDREN.

We are already seeing God do wonderful things through children but I heard the Holy Spirit say “You ain’t seen nothing yet. Children will play a MAJOR role in what I am doing in 2020 and BEYOND” The Lord went on to share with me that there will be a MAJOR increase of divine insight, wisdom and strategy for doing life as family, well. A major increase of His heart and revelation for parenting and sowing into the next generation that we have not yet increased. I also saw many children and their hearts were broken. There was trauma and hurt and the Holy Spirit spoke to me to encourage Mothers, Fathers, Grandparents, carers, aunties, uncles, anyone who has a child on their heart and believing for healing for their broken heart and traumas, the Lord has heard and seen. Your prayers availeth much. Keep interceding because God is restoring and healing and you will see the Holy Spirit not only restore and heal them but they will begin to walk in encounter with Jesus and the gifts of the Spirit in 2020 like you have never seen. 

“With a joy in His heart I heard Him whisper to the adults “Pay attention to the children for they are going to teach you a lot more about Me and My Word and prophesy My way and strategy to you for 2020 and beyond.”

The children with their childlike faith and trust in Me will release impartation to the adults and teach those who have been walking with Me for years, MUCH, going into 2020 and beyond, so make sure you are watching and listening.” Friends, don’t be in a hurry. What God is revealing, releasing and positioning you into for 2020 and beyond will leave you in nothing but awe and wonder of our beautiful Jesus and your heart burning for Him stronger than ever.” AMEN   

 

WORSHIP EXPERIENCE:

NEXT: REDISCOVERING THE BEAUTY OF HIDDENESS – CONQUERING THE SPIRIT OF DISTRACTION – 

Deliverance From Unfriendly Friends

By Mountain of Fire Ministries

Introduction:

Confessions: 2 Timothy 4:18, Job 5:12, Isaiah 54:17

Who is an unfriendly friend? An unfriendly friend is one that pretends to be your friend but is actually an enemy in disguise (Proverbs 27:6).  Luke 21:16 cautions us that “we shall know them by their fruits.

An unfriendly friend is disloyal, a backbiter, and a betrayer of confidence.

An unfriendly friend is one who remains friends with the world and attempts to corrupt your good character.

An unfriendly friend is one that digs a pit for you to fall into.

An unfriendly friend is one who is ever misjudging you.

An unfriendly friend tares you down rather than building you up.

An unfriendly friend spreads gossip, lies, and accusations concerning you.

An unfriendly friend is one who encourages others to dislike you.

An unfriendly friend is one that is full of envy towards you.

An unfriendly friend is one who does not wish you well but pretends otherwise.

An unfriendly friend is one that can pollute your anointing and your life if you do not exercise great care.

An unfriendly friend is one that covets the little you have been given, although they are abundantly blessed.

An unfriendly friend dosen’t have your best interest at heart.

An unfriendly friend is one with an agenda that is not in your best interests.

An unfriendly friend sheds crocodile tears and sympathizes with you in public but behind your back says “Serves her right!” “Good for him!”

An unfriendly friend is one that circulates your name around for evil.

Prayer Strategy:

Forgive all offenses.

Ask the Holy Ghost to expose, separate and keep unfriendly friends away from you.

Pray for the restoration of everything that you have lost to unprofitable friendships.

Spend quality time in worship.

Prayer Points:

Father, we declare that “No weapon that is formed against us shall prosper and every tongue, which rises against us in judgment, we do condemn [PROVE TO BE IN THE WRONG]. This is our heritage as servants of the LORD, and our righteousness is from You, O LORD of Hosts.” (Isaiah 54:17).

 

If there are those who have been speaking or praying against us, or seeking to harm, or do evil to us, or who have rejected us, we forgive them and having forgiven them, we ask that You would reduce their hearts to love, transform them into Your holiness, and birth within them reverent obedience to You Father so that the enemy can no longer use them against us, in the Name of Yeshua.

 

Fire of God deliver me now in the name of Yeshua.

Every battle in my life that is raging out of envy, scatter by fire, in the name of Yeshua.

Blood of Yeshua close all doorways of demonic invasion in my life, in Yeshua’s name.

Wherever my name is being called for evil, Blood of Yeshua speak better things concerning me.

In the name of Yeshua, I disassociate myself from all harmful, unfruitful, and unprofitable relationships masquerading as friends. In the name I Yeshua I thank You Abba for sending strengthening relationships in my life.

In the name of Yeshua, I destroy every evil hand militating against my purpose, future, and success in life.

Blood of Yeshua separate all unprofitable friends from me, in the name of Yeshua.

Holy Ghost fire, chase away every unfriendly friend in my life, in the name of Yeshua.

Every power that has dug a pit for me, fall into your own pit in the name of Yeshua.

I cut off every evil tounge circulating my name for evil, in the name of Yeshua.

Lion of Judah roar over my life and scatter every unfriendly friend in the territory of my life in the name of Yeshua.

You spirit of error and mistake, get out of my life now by fire in the name of Yeshua.

I ask for Divine wisdom and discernment to come into my life now in the name of Yeshua.

Anointing that breaks the yoke, fall upon my life now, in the name of Yeshua.

Holy Spirit incubate me with your fire, in the name of Yeshua.

Every attack of envious enemies, I command you to fail woeful, in the name of Yeshua.

Let every enemy that would rejoice in my tears and suffering be cut-off in Yeshua’s name.

Sword of fire, cut off every evil attachment in my life, in the name of Yeshua.

Blood of Yeshua, separate my life and destiny from every unfriendly friend, in the name of Yeshua.

Holy Ghost fire, purge my life from all spiritual contamination, in the name of Yeshua.

Every tree that the Father did not plant in my life, be uprooted and roasted by fire, in the name of Yeshua.

Every conscious and unconscious covenant and soul tie militating against my life, be annihilated in the name of Yeshua.

I separate my life from every evil association and every evil gathering by the power in the Blood of Yeshua.

Fire of God deliver me now in the name of Yeshua.

I take authority over all curses pronounced against my life by unfriendly friends and I command the power of those words to be obliterated by the power of the Blood of Yeshua in the name of Yeshua.

I destroy every arrow of envious witchcraft, in the name of Yeshua.

Every yoke of unfriendly friends upon my life, be annihilated by fire, in the name of Yeshua.

Every damage done to my life by unfriendly friends, be repaired by the Blood of Yeshua in the name of Yeshua.

By the power of the Blood of Yeshua, I recover all strength and blessings that unprofitable friends have siphoned from me in the name of Yeshua.

Thank you Lord for delivering me from the grip of unfriendly friends. In Yeshua’s name. Amen!

Worship Experience:

The Favor of God

Developing Confidence In The Favor of God

Soaking Experience:

Favor is the ability to receive and inherit BIG God dreams.  Favor is permission to ask, seek, and knock while being sure that God’s answer is “favorable.”

“As we grow in favor, we can experience God happily indulging Himself in our lives because He has a definite, intentional bias towards us. He loves to teach us to dream bigger by enlarging our hearts to receive everything He has for us.”

With favor, our starting place is always in the truth that God is for us, with us, and has a magnificent outcome planned for us. Even when we face problems, our problems are nothing compared to God’s POWER.

To learn how we can develop greater confidence in God’s favor, please click the video above.  This has been my favorite soaking experience for many years.

 

The Spirit of Adoption: Breaking The Spirit of Illegitimacy

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The Spirit of Adoption: Breaking The Spirit of Illegitimacy

The curse of illegitimacy affects our ability as believers to build a close fellowship with the FATHER, and with other believers. Illegitimacy targets the free flowing of the Spirit of Adoption — the Holy Spirit which enables believers to cry out, “Abba, FATHER!”

Illigetimacy causes one to feel unloved, unwelcomed, and unaccepted. Satan’s uses illegitimacy to prevent intimacy with of our FATHER. The enemy desires to prevent us from having a close and personal “Daddy” relationship with our heavenly FATHER and bonding with the family of God.
A person who has a foundation of illegitimacy, often has a huge deposit of rejection which leaves us feeling out of place, unwanted, and unsettled.

Illegitimacy will cause us to put up a huge wall of self-protection. Illegitimacy will cause us to become estranged from our spiritual and natural families. Illegitimacy will often cause us to uproot ourselves from our place of blessing in search of a place of acceptance, yet never finding it.
Freedom from the curse of illegitimacy has deep implications for the practical deliverance of GOD’s people. This curse is a noteworthy
device of satan to keep GOD’s people from their rightful inheritance in the congregation of the righteous.
We must realize that no one can be set free where ignorance prevails. So, please journey with me through the workbook below to identify, understand, and overcome this weapon of the enemy — the curse of illegitimacy.

May the FATHER give us all grace and mercy to continue to set captives free, and confirm HIS WORK with signs, miracles, and wonders following.

FATHER GOD has set us free.

Workbook: Breaking the Curse of Illegitimacy – CLICK HERE

Prayer: Breaking the Curse of Illegitimacy – CLICK HERE

Worship Experience

Into The Deep

Into the Deep

By Citipoint Worship

When my hands stretch out towards the sky. You never let me run dry
When I dive into the depths of You
My heart is made anew
Jesus in You…

When my hands stretch out towards the sky. You have won my heart
When I dive into the depths of You
My heart is made anew
Jesus in You…

Your love is a flood
And I’m caught in the current
Of Your living waters
It’s Your love, it’s Your love
Your presence is a flood
And I’m caught in the wonder
You have taken me over
You have won my heart…

When my hands stretch out towards the sky. You never let me run dry.

When I dive into the depths of You
My heart is made anew
Jesus in You…

Your love is a flood
And I’m caught in the current
Of Your living waters
It’s Your love, it’s Your love
Your presence is a flood
And I’m caught in the wonder
You have taken me over
You have won my heart…

Your love is a flood
And I’m caught in the current
Of Your living waters
It’s Your love, it’s Your love
Your presence is a flood
And I’m caught in the wonder
You have taken me over
You have won my heart…

Into the deep
I will go with You
Submerge my feet to my head in all of You. As your presence falls
I am drowned in Your love
Immerse me, immerse me…

Into the deep
I will go with You
Submerge my feet to my head in all of You. As your presence falls
I am drowned in Your love
Immerse me, immerse me…

Into the deep
I will go with You
Submerge my feet to my head in all of You. As your presence falls
I am drowned in Your love
Immerse me, immerse me…

Into the deep
I will go with You
Submerge my feet to my head in all of You. As your presence falls
I am drowned in Your love
Immerse me, immerse me
Immerse me, immerse me
Immerse me, immerse me…

Your love is a flood
And I’m caught in the current
Of Your living waters
It’s Your love, it’s Your love
Your presence is a flood
And I’m caught in the wonder
You have taken me over
You have won my heart…

Your love is a flood
And I’m caught in the current
Of Your living waters
It’s Your love, it’s Your love
Your presence is a flood
And I’m caught in the wonder
You have taken me over
You have won my heart…

REHOBOTH: YOUR DESERT PLACE IS ABOUT TO FLOURISH

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From Here to There

Genesis 26:1-4:

Now there was a famine in the land—aside from the previous famine that happened in Abraham’s days. So Isaac went to King Abimelech of the Philistines, to Gerar.  Then Adonai appeared to him and said, “Do not go down to Egypt. Dwell in the land about which I tell you.  Live as an outsider in this land and I will be with you and bless you—for to you and to your seed I give all these lands—and I will confirm my pledge that I swore to Abraham your father.

We all have a place in our hearts called “there.”  Our place called “there” is a place of rest – a place of promise – a place of freedom –  a place of purpose – a place of destiny.

For Isaac and Rebekah that place called “there” was the Promised Land.  After the death of Abraham, a famine spread throughout the land, forcing Isaac and Rebekah to move to Gerar.  This must have been quite frustrating for Isaac and Rebekah considering that the land of Canaan had been promised to Isaac, yet due to a famine Isaac was instructed to leave from their place of blessing.

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During their sojourn in Gerar, Isaac and Rebekah faced great struggles.   Isaac and Rebakah seemed to be just moving in circles, not really accomplishing anything – not really moving ahead.  Every time Isaac tried to take a step forward for his family, opposition pushed him two steps backwards.  Life was so difficult for Isaac and Rebekah in Gerar that whenever Isaac tried to provide for his family by establishing wells to sustain his household, the Philistines came along and commandeered the wells, claiming the water for themselves.

Genesis 26:19-21:

“Then Isaac’s servants dug in the valley and found a well of living water there. But the shepherds of Gerar quarreled with Isaac’s shepherds saying, “The water is ours!” So he named the well, Quarrel, because they quarreled with him. Then he dug another well and they quarreled over it too, so he named it Accusation.”

On one occasion, Isaac named a well Esek, which means “quarrel.”  On another occasion Isaac named a well Sitnah, which means “accusation.”  However, Isaac showed great character through these difficult circumstances.  Isaac kept moving forward and he dug another well.

What we must glean from Isaac and Rebekah’s sojourn in Gerar is that at times life is unfair.  We will be wronged on occasion and often our earnest efforts will seem to be in vain.  Despite the opposition, Isaac kept moving his family forward.

“When we are faced with life’s challenges, we can approach life in one of two ways.  We can either focus our prayers on surviving, or we can focus our prayers on thriving.  There’s a time and place for both approaches.  Surviving is a skill set.  Thriving is also a skill set.  Having spent many years of my life in the surviving category, I can tell you that surviving is situational while thriving is a state-of mind.”

Rehoboth

Genesis 26:22:

“And he moved away from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it; so he named it Rehoboth {wide spaces}. ‘Because now Adonai has created wide spaces for us and we will be fruitful in the land.’”

“Rehoboth means “wide spaces.” Rehoboth refers to the promises that only God can give and the enemy cannot take away.  The Philistines did not contend for Isaac’s well at Rehoboth.  At Rehoboth we find that our place called “there” is not merely a place of physical fulfillment, but a place of lasting peace and intimacy with God.”

Life is full of challenges.  We all experience our share of obstacles.  Constant frustrations can drain the life out of the strongest sojourners.  However, Isaac’s and Rebekah’s example is clear.  Keep moving forward.  Keep walking by faith.  Keep trusting God for His promises God will bring you to broad places. 

At Rehoboth Isaac and Rebekah’s circumstances began to change.  Isaac kept moving his family forward until he pitched his tent once again in the Promised Land.  Genesis 26:23 tells us that Isaac and Rebekah sojourned in a place called Beersheba which is located in the Negev desert.

At Beersheba Isaac built an altar and he dug another well.  At Beersheba God appeared to Isaac and reconfirmed to him the promises that He had made to his father Abraham.

The struggle that we experience during our journey “from here to there” builds our character and prepares us to walk in our purpose.  If we walk in faith – in time – God will bring us into that which He has promised.  In God, there is such a thing as “happily ever after.”

Prayer:

Genesis 26:12-13:

Then Isaac sowed in that land and in that year reaped a hundredfold. Adonai blessed him  and the man became great and continued to become greater until he became very great.”

In the name of Jesus – May the Lord empower you to prosper, grow, move forward, and wax great! Amen!

 

Worship Experience:

“History” – Bethel Worship

Go After The Big Grapes

Facing Your Giants

Has God led you to confront a situation that is greater than your capacity to handle? Often, our situations – our dreams are insurmountable without God! This devotional will equip us to ENTER and POSSESS the inheritance God has promised – and conquer the strongholds keeping us from FREEDOM and FULLNESS in Messiah Yeshua (Jesus).

In Numbers Chapter 13, God commanded the children of Israel to spy out the Land of Canaan that had been promised to them. However, the land was occupied by giants, so the twelve spies came back with a negative report.

Often God will give us assignments that are much bigger than we are.

When Israel went into the land of Canaan, they saw abundance and the greatness of the people, the children of Israel measured their promise according to their inadequacies. The children of Israel ran from their promise in fear instead of possessing their inheritance in faith.

God never asked Israel if they were strong enough to possess the land of Canaan. We often fall into the same trap when we compare our potential against our promise.

“The Report We Believe Will Often Determine the Future We Will Experience.”

How many times, have we talked ourselves out of the GREAT THINGS God had for us because, we measured our promise according to our abilities and inadequacies. Since Israel believed a negative report that generation did not inherit what God had promised.

Exodus 13:27-33

“This is what they reported to Moses: “We went to the land where you sent us. It really is a land flowing with milk and honey. Here’s some of its fruit. But the people who live there are strong, and the cities have walls and are very large. We even saw the descendants of Anak there. The Amalekites live in the Negev. The Hittites, Jebusites, and Amorites live in the mountain region. And the Canaanites live along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea and all along the Jordan River.”

“Go After the Big Grapes!”

Whose report will you believe? I will believe the report of the Lord! God is looking for believers that trust Him enough to go after the BIG GRAPES!

To magnify God in our worship, is to bring God close to us, so that we can see how AWESOME – how GREAT – how BIG – God really is. When we magnify God in our situations we see how MAGNANIMOUS God is compared to our circumstances!

In life, our perspective of God will often determine how we encounter and experience life. If we see God as ALL POWERFUL we will conquer and inherit! If we see God as absent and withholding love, we will retreat from the challenges and opportunities that move us closer to our destiny!

Likewise, how we see ourselves often determines what we experience. If we see ourselves as grasshoppers, we will live like grasshoppers. If we see ourselves weak – we will be weak. If we see ourselves with the BIG GRAPES we will go after the BIG GRAPES.

Beloveds, like the Nike commercial says, JUST DO IT! Do what God has called you to do. Believe me, God will send someone to encourage you in your assignment. As we read in our scripture text, you don’t need the multitudes, all you need is a Caleb and a Joshua.

Caleb and Joshua, returned with a good report. Ten spies returned talking about problems. Caleb and Joshua returned talking about BIG GRAPES. Ten spies returned talking about problems. Caleb and Joshua returned talking about promises.

We all see life from different perspectives. Whose report will you believe? Will you believe the lies of the enemy that will constantly tell you that you are not qualified – you are not good enough – you are the wrong gender – wrong color – too old – too young?

Beloveds, when we listen to the lies of the enemy…. when we choose to value peoples opinions rather than to obey God, we will spend our life wandering in the wilderness like grasshoppers when God wants us to be in the Promise Land enjoying the BIG GRAPES.

Beloveds, I want the BIG GRAPES. I want you to have the BIG GRAPES too.

Ephesians 1:3

Praise be to God the Father of Yeshua! Through Messiah, God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing that heaven has to offer.”

God has equipped us with every spiritual blessing that we need to live a victorious life in Messiah Yeshua. Our perspective of God must be set in right focus so that we can experience the awesome power of God in our lives!

In closing, I pray that this devotional has inspired you to have the kind of faith that says these giants are big – but my God is BIGGER!

“The same giants that Israel ended up running from, were the same giants that God had already delivered into their hands.”

Beloveds, whatever ministry, career, or destiny that God has called you to, God has already gone before you and made the crooked places straight.

Isaiah 45:2:

“I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron.”

God has already released the favor you need to possess the promise.

2 Chronicles 16:9a:

“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.”

Dueteromony 28:7:

“The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before you. They shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.”

My prayer for you beloveds is that God would strengthen you to fulfill His purpose for your life! Your story has already been written (Psalms 139:16).

Scripture Meditations:

Psalm 91:1-16

James 4:7

Luke 10:19

1 John 5:4-5

2 Corinthians 10:4

Ephesians 6:11-12

Isaiah 54:17

Psalm 84:11

Worship Experience: Alpha & Omega w/Bethel Worship

Entering Into God’s Rest

 

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Throughout the Bible, God instructs the children of Israel on how they should live.  However, in (Leviticus 25:127:34)God instructs the children of Israel on how we should rest.

On Mt. Sinai, God instructed Moses concerning laws regarding the Sabbatical year (7th year) and the Jubilee year (50th year). These laws concern commerce and the redemption of the opressed.

Entering Into God’s Rest

After God was finished creating, He set apart the seventh-day and rested.  We commemorate God’s rest by entering into rest with Him on Shabbat.  Entering into Sabbath rest is a picture of what eternity will look like with our Creator.

Redeeming The Time

(Leviticus 25:127:34), outlines a Sabbath rest for the land every seventh year.  This sabbatical year is called the Shemitah (release).

 

Leviticus 25:3–4:

“For six years sow your fields, and for six years prune your vineyards and gather their crops.  But in the seventh year the land is to have a year of sabbath rest, a sabbath to the Lord.”

Every seven years the land was not to be planted or harvested.  Although the children of Israel could not reap or sow during the Shemitah year, whatever the land yielded on its own could be eaten. {Leviticus 25:7}.

In addition, God promised that in the sixth year, the land would yield enough food to last for three years.  This abundance of crop (in the sixth year) resembles the double portion of manna that God provided for His people in the wilderness, so that they could enjoy their rest and have enough food for Shabbat.

Leviticus 25:21:

“I will send you such a blessing in the sixth year that the land will yield enough for three years.”

Psalms 37:25:

I have been young; now I am old; yet not once have I seen the righteous abandoned or his descendants begging for bread.”

Rest For the Weary

Hebrews 4:10:

“For the one who has entered God’s rest has also ceased from his own work, just as God did from His. “

In this world of self-importance, living a life of humility and surrender cannot be over-emphasized. Personal pride and performance orientation – assuming the credit for our accomplishments – has no place in our walk with God. We are God’s representatives on earth. We are charged with His mission. This alone is the source of our dignity. Our lives belong to God. We can take no credit for His goodness and his kindness towards us. For this cause, we cease from our labor and strivings towards success.

Matthew 11:28-30:

“Come to Me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and ‘you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

The Year of Jubilee

Leviticus 25:10:

“Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants.  It shall be a jubilee for you; each of you is to return to your family property and to your own clan.”

In the 50th year, the shofar was to be sounded, announcing the Year of Jubilee.

This year was sanctified, set apart, and holy to the Adonai, much the same as the Shabbat and the Shemitah Year.  The laws of the Shemitah applied during the Year of Jubilee. Additionally, slaves were to go free, people were to be released from debts, and land that had been sold due to misfortune or poverty were returned to the original owner.

Leviticus 25:23:

“The land must not be sold permanently, because the land is mine and you reside in my land as foreigners and strangers.” 

God is just!  God instituted a just system that ensured that everyone could live a blessed life.  Ultimately, both the land and the people belong to God!  We are just stewards over that which God entrusts to us.

The Rewards for Obedience

God promises to reward Israel for their obedience.

Those promises include the following:

  • Rain in its season
  • Prosperity – An abundant, fruitful cycle of sowing and reaping
  • Safety and Peace
  • Security from threat of wild beasts
  • Victory over enemies

Leviticus 26:3–6:

“If you live by my regulations, observe my mitzvot and obey them;then I will provide the rain you need in its season, the land will yield its produce, and the trees in the field will yield their fruit. Your threshing time will extend until the grape harvest, and your grape harvesting will extend until the time for sowing seed. You will eat as much food as you want and live securely in your land.  I will give shalom in the land — you will lie down to sleep unafraid of anyone. I will rid the land of wild animals. The sword will not go through your land.”

Prayer Point: Redeeming The Time

FATHER, right now I appeal to Your written word and to the spiritual laws that You have set up in Your kingdom. Your kingdom laws declare that Your people shall experience a Jubilee every 50 years and that every 7 years the oppressed must go free.

Father, I lay claim for all pass jubilees and sabbatical years, and I declare divine recompense, reparations, and restoration of all overdue Jubilee and sabbatical blessings. Father, according to your laws, I declare that JUBILEE YEARS and SABBATICAL YEARS must manifest from this day forward in my life and family. I repent of all ungodly trading of the past by myself and my ancestors,.  I declare now that the debt of poverty is now null and void; it is cancelled and is no more.

I declare that all demonic seasons and times have now been broken – all drought and crop failures have been broken! Showers of blessing are released in my life and family. I reverse every curse and change it into a blessing!!

Father, I ask for a hundred-fold return and divine reparations at current market prices for all that has been withheld, lost, stolen, or given away in my life and generational line. Lord, please release generational blessing upon me now.

Lord, I present this prayer before You in the heavenly court as the prayer of my heart. I ask You to appropriate this prayer as a record in heaven. Lord, I ask for Your justice. I ask that You will render this prayer into Your courts as a legal document. Yeshua, as my advocate, I ask that You go before the Father, and ask the Father to declare these Blessings over my life and in my generational line. Lord thank you for manifesting Your Karios timing in my life.

Father, please restore me now fully to Your correct time – Your Karios time with a Righteous body, soul, and spirit. I declare that everything I have prayed has now been sealed with the Blood of the Lamb!!

Father, may all my missed jubilees and sabbatical years come into fruition with divine compensation. In Yeshua’s name – Amen!

Prayer:  God’s Karios Timing – CLICK HERE

Weekly Scripture Readings:

Leviticus 25:127:34

Jeremiah 16:19 – 17-14

 John 14:15-21; Luke 4:16-211 Corinthians 7:21-24

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Forged From Fatherless

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Today, we are going to UP-ROOT the Spirit of Rejection! God loves us very much! God wants to reveal Himself to us as a gentle, loving Father.

Romans 8-14-15:

“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”

A Fatherless Generation

I believe that one of the deepest hurts that we suffer is from the pain of rejection. Rejection is often rooted in “fatherlessness.”

Many in the world today have become like spiritual vagabonds. A vagabond is a wanderer. A wanderer has no home, no family, or connections to a community. A vagabond wanders from place to place, is unsettled, and lives a life of loneliness, alienation, and isolation.

“Rejection makes wanderers out of those who should be sons and daughters.”

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There are countless ministries, cures, inventions, gifts, talents, and anointings that the world will never experience because the rejected wanderer has lost his sense of belonging, purpose, and identity.

God desires for natural fathers and spiritual fathers to beget sons and daughters through personal relationships. However, the problem with society today is that there are very few fathers in the home. Likewise, spiritual fathers have become busy building their own reputations; so much so, that they rarely beget spiritual sons and daughters (1 Timothy Chapter 1).

One of the many scripture that best illustrates this fatherless generations is Jeremiah 17:5-6:

Thus says Adonai: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, and depends on flesh as his arm, and whose heart turns from Adonai. For he will be like a bush in the desert. He cannot see goodness when it comes, but will dwell in parched places in the wilderness — a salt land where no one lives.”

A bush in the dessert bears no fruit. A bush in the dessert struggles to survive in a dry place where nothing else can live. That is where many of us find ourselves today; like a bush in the dessert, surviving but not thriving, living in futility, parched, and bearing little fruit.

The breakdown of the family has left a generation living in a vacuum of emotional needs, unable to give and recieve love, living without union and without bonding. Even in the Church, our performance driven and self-centered society has created a culture where competition thrives and there is no true sense of brotherhood.

The Spirit of the Lord is the spirit of adoption. God wants to beget sons and daughters. We must break this spirit of rejection and isolation off of this generation by expressing the Father’s heart to all those in need.

Embracing The Father Heart of God

What do you think of when you hear the word “father”? Do you think of love, protection, provision, warmth, mercy, and parental tenderness? Or does the word “father” paint a picture of someone distant, absent, harsh, and withholding love?

“One of the most wonderful revelations we can ever experience is the Father Heart of God.”

Malachi 4:5-6:

“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers.”

The scripture speaks that a fatherless generation is a sign of the end-times. Today, we live in a fatherless generation. Throughout society, we can see the need for God to turn the hearts of the fathers back to the children.

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I believe that it is a father’s role to help shape and form the identity and destiny of his children.

Without identity and purpose man lives in futility hoping to grasp on to something that makes living worth while. Often times addiction meets that need.

I believe that addiction and sexual immorality is directly related to being fatherless. You will rarely find a promiscuous woman who had a healthy relationship with her father.

The need for a father’s love and acceptance often leads to deception, perversion, escape, pornography, and lusts. When lusts rules over a man’s heart, the home will fall into depravity. As people, we tend to communicate what we experience from generation to generation. Deep hurts, deep bitterness, deep rebellion, and deep rejection all stem from a father wound.

Today, we have a wounded generation, without union, empty, lonely, living in futility, full of pain, guilt, and shame. This is the root of most addicted behaviors.

There are two ingredients that go into our developmental formation. (1) A Father’s Heart. (2) A Father’s Authority.

Isaiah 64:8:

“But now, O Lord, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand.”

God is our loving Father. God loves His children. Like a potter, Father God brings forth sons and daughters in His own image.

As a loving Father, God speaks life into our destiny and gives life to our purpose. As a father, God is fully invested in our growth and development.

A father’s heart and a father’s authority are both essential. In the home, it is the love of a father that makes our heart pliable and submitted to his shaping and authority.

However, the premise is this, when a father’s heart is absent, a father’s authority will be rejected. Without a father’s heart, a father’s authority will cause alienation and create rebellion. Without love – authority brings intimidation and subjection.

  • Without love authority becomes legalistic (Do Right!)
  • Without love authority becomes perfectionism (Perform Right!)
  • Without love authority is controlling (Be Right!)

Without a father’s love, our development and formation becomes rooted in rejection and opens the door to the enemy to come-in and bring about negative formations and distortion, causing arrested development, fear, and rejection.

“Perfectionism often communicates rejection. You are not good enough. You don”t measure up.”

“When we build our self-worth upon image, performance, and achievements, we put ourselves in a very vulnerable place. The enemy will torment us with thoughts on “who likes me?” and “what do others think of me?

Revealing The Father Heart of God

Today, allow God to speak to your identity, and your self-worth. Today, let God heal the father wound.

God is consistently loving. God is always affirming. God keeps all His promises. God never changes. God loves you relentlessly.

God loves you short. God loves you tall. God loves you thin.

God loves your kinky hair – your straight – your curly. God loves you with long hair. God loves you with short hair. God loves you with no hair at all. God created you perfectly. God was attentive to the details of His creation when He created you. You boast an extravagance of complexity and design in beauty.

God loves you through your pain – your bruises – your stumbling – your shortcomings. God loves you. God understands you so well.

God is constantly thinking an uninterrupted stream of loving thoughts toward you. Beloveds, our Heavenly Father was there when we took our first step. God has been there through every hurt and disappointment. God has perfect recall of every moment of our lives. God remembers our tears (Psalms 56:8). God is present with you at this moment. God wants us to experience the kind of love that erases the pain of rejection. God wants to make up the difference in our lives.

If you need love, affirmation, and acceptance today, come to the Father. Far too many of us allow our broken hearts to lead us into dark places. However, the Father will send His Spirit to those dark places to RESCUE us! Father God pursues us with His love from the moment we breathe our first breath – until the day He calls us home to be with Him.

The Spirit of Adoption

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Yeshuah Messiah bore our rejection, alienation, hostility, loneliness, and shame. (Isaiah 53:5). Let Him fill the emptiness in your soul today.

In worship and prayer let us pull up the roots of rejection from the very tap-root. Receive the Spirit of Adoption. Receive God’s love for you daughter! Receive God’s love for you son! In an atmosphere of worship, find rest in the presence of God.

Song of Solomon 8:5:
Who is this coming up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved?”

Beloveds, God wants to be our father. God is a father that we can lean on. If we lean on anyone else they will fail us. However, when we lean upon God, He will bring us up out of the wilderness, out of obscurity, out of failure, out of wandering, out of rejection, and out of fear.

God is a well of living water. We can draw from Him as much as we please and He will never grow weary of us.

God wants to make us sons and daughters through a love relationship with Him. A person with an orphan spirit often struggles in their walk with God, because the orphan does not know the heart of the Father. However, a son walks in confidence, because a son knows that he is loved by the Father.

The great Corrie ten Boom had some simple advice to offer this generation. Corrie ten Boom experienced much suffering at the hands of the Nazis as a Christian who hid Jewish families in her home during the holocaust. Yet, she went on to great spiritual victory as an evangelist. Corrie ten Boom would often conclude her sermons with a statement: “Don’t wrestle – nestle.”

So, I say to you beloveds, “Don’t wrestle – nestle.” Nestle in the arms of our heavenly Father. Receive God’s love and affection for you today. You are greatly loved and highly favored. You are loved – You are lovable. Amen.

Prayer: Healing – Traumatic Experiences – This is a powerful prayer program that has aided me in embracing the Father Heart of God.

Scriptures:
Zephaniah. 3:17
Jeremiah 29:11
Psalm 37:4-5
I Peter 5:7

Worship Experiences:

Praise and worship invites God’s presence. Please click links BELOW to view worship selections:

The Spirit of Adoption – Jason Upton
The Favor of God – Graham Cooke
Inheritance – God’s Love – Graham Cooke
Reckless Love: Bethel Worship
He Loves Us – Bethel Worship
Broken Pieces – Bethel Worship
No Longer Slaves – Tasha Cobbs

The Prayer of Jabez: How To Make The Prayer of Jabez Personal

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How to Make the Prayer of Jabez Personal

Excerpts by Melanie Redd

1 Chronicles 4:10:

“And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested.”

And Jabez Called on the God of Israel:

“Oh, Father, I call upon You. You are the God of Israel and You are my God. You are the God who saves me, and I trust You. Thank You that when I call upon You, You promise to listen. Also, You tell me You will answer me and show me marvelous things that I do not know. Would You do that today? Would You hear and answer me? And, would You show me great and mighty things that I need to know?”

Oh, That You Would Bless Me Indeed:

“Lord, would You bless me indeed? Would You open up the heavens and pour out Your rich blessings upon my life? Father, I thank you for changing the paradigm of my life from sorrow, shame, and suffering to blessings, favor, honor, abundance, health, and prosperity.

Father, as I bring my offerings and gifts to You, would You open the windows of heaven for me? Father, please pour out a blessing so great that I would have more than enough overflow to bless others.

Father, I ask You to bless me spiritually. I praise You, the God and Father of my Lord Yeshua Messiah, for the way You have blessed me in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Messiah. I ask that You bless me with the peace that surpasses understanding, with joy overflowing, with wisdom to see and understand Your ways, with Your love for those around me, with discernment as I make decisions, and with grace and flexibility for the unexpected.

Father, also, I ask You to bless me financially. As I work, budget, save, give abundantly, and live; would You make me an excellent steward of Your resources? You promised to provide all that we need for life and godliness. Please graciously provide for every true need.

Father, please bless me with power and strength today. I need You! Without You, I can do nothing. However, with you I can do all things. I ask that You anoint me, endorse me, empower me, encourage me, and establish me. Additionally, would You bless the work of my hands today?”

And Enlarge My Territory:

“Oh, God, would You enlarge my territory? Would You expand my reach and influence for You in the kingdom? Would you expand my horizons and my borders? Would You use my life for Your glory? Father, would you please enlarge the place of my tent; stretch out the curtains of my dwellings, spare not; lengthen my cords and strengthen my pegs. As You do this may, I experience a never ending capacity of revelations of Your glory. Father, I thank you for leading me to my Rehoboth (Genesis 26:22). Please take me from a narrow place into a broad place. May the gifts You granted me make room for me in Your kingdom. May You lead me in ministry where Your work through me can be most effective (Matthew 13:58; Titus 1:5) .

Father, I ask You to abundantly work in and through my life – in every area of my life. Would You enlarge my influence, enlarge my ministry, enlarge my work and business, enlarge my capacity for more of You? Lord, would You give me a love for Your presence greater than I’ve ever had? Would You give me a love for Word greater than ever before? Father, would You please give me a love for intercession, greater than ever before. And, would You give me more love for the lost and those in need as I’ve ever had before? Father, please give me a desire to know You above all else. Deep within my heart, light a fire for You that will passionately burn and grow within me. I want to know You more.”

That Your Hand Would Be With Me:

“Lord, let Your hand be with me; I’ve chosen to walk with You. I’ve chosen Your Word and Your ways. Thank You that I don’t have to fear because You are with me. You strengthen me, help me, and uphold me with Your righteous right hand. I ask that Your hand would lead me, protect me, guide me, establish me, strengthen me, and be an all-sufficient hand for my life. I’m so thankful that You are with me.

Father, by Your great hand, when I awaken, would You guide me and lead me clearly. every day of my life. Counsel me with Your eye on me. Allow me to hear Your voice behind me saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it.’ Father, I thank You, that Your hand is a hand that I can trust. Your hand is far reaching to always rescue me. Father, You have the BEST interest for my life, and I declare that my times are in Your hands.

By Your hand, would You also protect me. Keep me from places I don’t need to go. Keep me from people I don’t need to see. Surround me with Your protection. You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble; You surround me with songs of deliverance. Thank You for being with me.”

And That You Would Keep Me From Evil:

“Oh, Father, deliver me from evil. Keep me from the evil of affliction, and especially from the evil of sin. Keep me also from the evil one, Satan, and from all evil men and evil company. Father, please cut-off the wicked expectations of the unrighteous concerning me. Father, please keep me from the evils of slander, gossip, lies, and misunderstandings.

Additionally, would You keep me from the evil of trouble and all the evil designs of my enemies, that they might not hurt my life or my family? I ask that You protect me from evil as I press in close to You.

Also, I ask that You give me victory over evil as I put on Your armor (Ephesians 6:10-18). I am strong in You and in Your mighty power. I will stand with the belt of truth buckled around my waist. I’ll put on the breastplate of righteousness and have my feet ready to share the gospel of peace. I’ll take up the shield of faith, which will enable me to extinguish all of the flaming arrows of the evil one. And, I’ll put on the helmet of salvation and take up the sword of the Spirit – Your Word.

Thank You that as I suit up, You will give me victory over evil today and always.”

In Yeshua’s MIGHTY name – AMEN

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