Monday, April 12, 2021

 Shalom,

Today I want to share again from Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost For His Highest":

Moral Dominion

Death hath no more dominion over Him…in that He liveth, He liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God.  Romans 6:9-11

Co-Eternal Life. Eternal life was the life which Jesus Christ exhibited on the human plane, and it is the same life, not a copy of it, which is manifested in our mortal flesh when we are born of God. Eternal life is not a gift from God, eternal life is the gift of God. The energy and the power which was manifested in Jesus will be manifested in us by the sheer sovereign grace of God when once we have made the moral decision about sin.

Ye shall receive the power of the Holy Ghost — not power as a gift from the Holy Ghost; the power is the Holy Ghost, not something which He imparts. The life that was in Jesus is made ours by means of His Cross when once we make the decision to be identified with Him. If it is difficult to get right with God, it is because we will not decide definitely about sin. Immediately we do decide, the full life of God comes in. Jesus came to give us endless supplies of life: “that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.” Eternal Life has nothing to do with Time, it is the life which Jesus lived when He was down here. The only source of Life is the Lord Jesus Christ.

The weakest saint can experience the power of the Deity of the Son of God if once he is willing to “let go.” Any strand of our own energy will blur the life of Jesus. We have to keep letting go, and slowly and surely the great full life of God will invade us in every part, and men will take knowledge of us that we have been with Jesus.

AMEN! This IS God's plan for us! here is Hillsong with "Awake My Soul":

Shalom in Him!

Sunday, April 11, 2021

 Shalom,

Today's "My Utmmost For His Highest" by Oswald Chambers is another great meditaion!

Moral Divinity

For if we have been planted together in the likeness of His death, we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection. — Romans 6:5

Co-Resurrection. The proof that I have been through crucifixion with Jesus is that I have a decided likeness to Him. The incoming of the Spirit of Jesus into me readjusts my personal life to God. The resurrection of Jesus has given Him authority to impart the life of God to me, and my  life must be constructed on the basis of His life. I can have the resurrection life of Jesus now, and it will show itself in holiness.

The idea all through the apostle Paul’s writings is that after the moral decision to be identified with Jesus in His death has been made, the resurrection life of Jesus invades every bit of my human nature. It takes omnipotence to live the life of the Son of God in mortal flesh. The Holy Spirit cannot be located as a Guest in a house, He invades everything. When once I decide that my “old man” (i.e., the heredity of sin) should be identified with the death of Jesus, then the Holy Spirit invades me. He takes charge of everything, my part is to walk in the light and to obey all that He reveals. When I have made the moral decision about sin, it is easy to reckon actually that I am dead unto sin, because I find the life of Jesus there all the time. Just as there is only one stamp of humanity, so there is only one stamp of holiness, the holiness of Jesus, and it is His holiness that is gifted to me. God puts the holiness of His Son into me, and I belong to a new order spiritually.

AMEN! This NEW LIFE that we have inside of us by the Spirit of the Living God is the LIFE and NATURE of God Himself! Make it a point every day to be more aware of HIS presence IN YOU! Your faith will rise and the WORD will become more real to you every day! Here is Hillsong with an old song called "Every Day":

Shalom in Him!

Saturday, April 10, 2021

 Shalom,

As always, our Spoken Word Bible Reading Plan for today is spot on and very timely! Psalm 100 is exactly what we need to meditate on as we stand steadfastly content while we wait to be satisfied!

A Psalm of thanksgiving and for the thank offering.

1 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all you lands! 2 Serve the Lord with gladness! Come before His presence with singing! 3 Know (perceive, recognize, and understand with approval) that the Lord is God! It is He Who has made us, not we ourselves [and we are His]! We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. 4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and a thank offering and into His courts with praise! Be thankful and say so to Him, bless and affectionately praise His name! 5 For the Lord is good; His mercy and loving-kindness are everlasting, His faithfulness and truth endure to all generations.

And then we have THIS from Luke 12:2-3 that speaks of those evil doers that God is exposing and dealing with now!

2 Nothing is [so closely] covered up that it will not be revealed, or hidden that it will not be known. 3 Whatever you have spoken in the darkness shall be heard and listened to in the light, and what you have whispered in [people’s] ears and behind closed doors will be proclaimed upon the housetops.

Never give up on your strong stance on the WORD of GOD! HE is ALWAYS on your side! make sure that YOU are always on HIS! Here is Hillsong with "Desert Song":

Shalom in Him!

Friday, April 9, 2021

Shalom,

Today's "From Faith To Faith" by Kenneth and Gloria Copeland is EXCELLENT! 

Leave the Past Behind

...But this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before. Philippians 3:13

Failures and disappointments. Aches and pains from the past that just won’t seem to go away. Most of us know what it’s like to suffer from them but too few of us know just what to do about them. So we limp along, hoping somehow they’ll magically stop hurting.

But it never happens that way. In fact, the passing of time often leaves us in worse condition—not better. Because, instead of putting those painful failures behind us, we often dwell on them until they become more real to us than the promises of God. We focus on them until we become bogged down in depression, frozen in our tracks by the fear that if we go on, we’ll only fail again.

I used to get caught in that trap a lot. Then one day when I was right in the middle of a bout with depression, the Lord spoke up inside me and said:

Kenneth, your problem is you’re forming your thoughts off the past instead of the future. Don’t do that! Unbelief looks at the past and says, “See, it can’t be done.” But faith looks at the future and says, “It can be done, and according to the promises of God, it is done!” Then putting past failures behind it forever, faith steps out and acts like the victory’s already been won.

If depression has driven you into a spiritual nose dive, break out of it by getting your eyes off the past and onto your future—a future that’s been guaranteed by Christ Jesus through the great and precious promises in His Word.

Forget about those failures in the past! That’s what God has done (Hebrews 8:12). And if He doesn’t remember them any more, why should you?

The Bible says God’s mercies are new every morning. So if you’ll take God at His Word, you can wake up every morning to a brand-new world. You can live life totally unhindered by the past.

So, do it! Replace thoughts of yesterday’s mistakes with scriptural promises about your future. As you do that, hope will start taking the place of depression. The spiritual aches and pains that have crippled you for so long will quickly disappear. Instead of looking behind you and saying, “I can’t,” you’ll begin to look ahead and say, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me!”

AMEN! We are SO MUCH MORE than our human feelings will ever express! As you read God's Word everyday, meditate on what HE is saying about YOU! Then you can have faith that what HE says WILL come to pass in your life IF you refuse to give up and quit! Here is Hillsong with a song that we all need to get inside of us! "Who You Say I Am":

Shalom in Him!

Thursday, April 8, 2021

 Shalom,

Two things really blessed me today from our Spoken Word Bible Reading Plan! First, ALL of Psalm 98!

1 O sing to the Lord a new song, for He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have wrought salvation for Him. 2 The Lord has made known His salvation; His righteousness has He openly shown in the sight of the nations. 3 He has [earnestly] remembered His mercy and loving-kindness, His truth and His faithfulness toward the house of Israel; all the ends of the earth have witnessed the salvation of our God. 4 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth and sing for joy, yes, sing praises! 5 Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre, with the lyre and the voice of melody. 6 With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord! 7 Let the sea roar, and all that fills it, the world, and those who dwell in it! 8 Let the rivers clap their hands; together let the hills sing for joy 9 Before the Lord, for He is coming to judge [and rule] the earth; with righteousness will He judge [and rule] the world, and the peoples with equity.

HALLELUJAH! OUT GOD REIGNS! There is NO ONE like our GOD! Luke 10 tells us of Mary and Martha and who chose the better way! Verses 38-42:

38 Now while they were on their way, it occurred that Jesus entered a certain village, and a woman named Martha received and welcomed Him into her house. 39 And she had a sister named Mary, who seated herself at the Lord’s feet and was listening to His teaching. 40 But Martha [overly occupied and too busy] was distracted with much serving; and she came up to Him and said, Lord, is it nothing to You that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me [to lend a hand and do her part along with me]! 41 But the Lord replied to her by saying, Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things; 42 There is need of only one or but a few things. Mary has chosen the good portion [that which is to her advantage], which shall not be taken away from her.

There is NEED of only ONE THING JESUS said to Martha! Mary chose well! YOU can, too! AMEN! Here is Hillsong with "One Thing":

Shalom in Him!

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

 Shalom,

Today I was really blessed by Joseph Prince's "Grace Inspirations" from his website! 

Jehovah Shalom Is Your God

Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen. Romans 15:33

I’m sure you want the Lord to manifest Himself as the God of peace when you are fearful. So let’s go deeper into what the “God of peace” means.

Don’t forget that Paul was Jewish, so when he said “the God of peace be with you,” he was saying “Jehovah Shalom be with you.” “Jehovah Shalom” is Hebrew for “the God of peace.” Now, the first appearance of the name Jehovah Shalom is in the Old Testament story of Gideon in Judges 6.

As we read Gideon’s story, we discover that the Midianites terrorized Israel day and night, descending upon them like a swarm of marauding locusts and destroying their crops and pillaging their livestock. Fearful of their cruel enemies, the Israelites hid in dens and caves in the mountains.

It is no wonder Gideon was petrified and hid himself at the bottom of an abandoned winepress to thresh the measly stalks of dry grain he had somehow managed to scavenge. He was bound by fear and overcome by all the news of terror that surrounded him.

In the midst of Gideon’s fear, “the Angel of the LORD appeared to him, and said to him, ‘The LORD is with you, you mighty man of valor!’” (Judges 6:12).

When you find the expression “the Angel of the LORD” in the Old Testament, it usually refers to our Lord Jesus in His preincarnate state. Jesus Himself appeared to Gideon when he was in the pit of fear and called him a mighty man of valor. Isn’t that amazing?

Are there moments when you feel besieged by fear? When you hear reports of terror or exposure to some virus, do you feel fearful and anxious? Has fear driven you into hiding? The truth is, regardless of how you feel, when our Lord Jesus looks at you right now, He sees you as a mighty man or mighty woman of courage.

Isn’t it amazing how our Lord looks at us? It’s not how we see ourselves that defines us; it is how our Lord Jesus sees us that defines us. That’s why we read His Word. We read it to discover what His Word says about us. My friend, no matter what state you are in right now and how messed up your life might be, the Lord Jesus sees the best in you.

He sees your potential, your gifting, your call, and your destiny to do great things in this life! And as the ending of Gideon’s story shows, He will guide you and cause you to be a testimony of His protection as you trust in Him and see yourself and your situations through His eyes.

AMEN! We ARE who GOD says we are, and it is only by spending time in His Word and in His presence that we can KNOW that! Refuse to say of yourself anything that is contgrary to what GOD has already said! Here, to help you with that, is Hillsong with "Who You Say I Am":

Shalom in Him!

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

 Shalom,

Psalm 96 from today's Spoken Word Bible Reading Plan is PERFECT for declaring the GREATNESS of our GOD! 

1 O sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth!2 Sing to the Lord, bless (affectionately praise) His name; show forth His salvation from day to day. 3 Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples. 4 For great is the Lord and greatly to be praised; He is to be reverently feared and worshiped above all [so-called] gods. 5 For all the gods of the nations are [lifeless] idols, but the Lord made the heavens. 6 Honor and majesty are before Him; strength and beauty are in His sanctuary. 7 Ascribe to the Lord, O you families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. 8 Give to the Lord the glory due His name; bring an offering and come [before Him] into His courts. 9 O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness; tremble before and reverently fear Him, all the earth. 10 Say among the nations that the Lord reigns; the world also is established, so that it cannot be moved; He shall judge and rule the people righteously and with justice. 11 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all the things which fill it; 12 Let the field be exultant, and all that is in it! Then shall all the trees of the wood sing for joy 13 Before the Lord, for He comes, for He comes to judge and govern the earth! He shall judge the world with righteousness and justice and the peoples with His faithfulness and truth.

HALLELUJAH! Ouyr God REIGNS! FOREVER! Here is Hillsong with "The Greatness of Our God":

Shalom in Him!

Monday, April 5, 2021

 Shalom,

Today I want to share again from Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest" devotional. 

His Agony And Our Fellowship

Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples,…tarry ye here, and watch with Me. — Matthew 26:36, 38

We can never fathom the agony in Gethsemane, but at least we need not misunderstand it. It is the agony of God and Man in one, face to face with sin. We know nothing about Gethsemane in personal experience. Gethsemane and Calvary stand for something unique; they are the gateway into Life for us.

It was not the death on the cross that Jesus feared in Gethsemane; He stated most emphatically that He came on purpose to die. In Gethsemane He feared lest He might not get through as Son of Man. He would get through as Son of God — Satan could not touch Him there; but Satan’s onslaught was that He would get through as an isolated Figure only; and that would mean that He could be no Saviour. Read the record of the agony in the light of the temptation: Then the devil “departed from Him for a season.” In Gethsemane Satan came back and was again overthrown. Satan’s final onslaught against our Lord as Son of Man is in Gethsemane.

The agony in Gethsemane is the agony of the Son of God in fulfilling His destiny as the Saviour of the world. The veil is drawn aside to reveal all it cost Him to make it possible for us to become sons of God. His agony is the basis of the simplicity of our salvation. The Cross of Christ is a triumph for the Son of Man. It was not only a sign that Our Lord had triumphed, but that He had triumphed to save the human race. Every human being can get through into the presence of God now because of what the Son of Man went through.

AMEN! The more that we mediate on the Word of  God concerning WHO JESUS IS and WHAT HE HAS DONE for US, the stronger our faith will become and the more effective we will be in BEING the WITNESS others need to see and hear! With all that HE has done for us, how can we ever even think about doing less? Here is Hillsong with "Every Breath":

Shalom in Him!

Sunday, April 4, 2021

 Shalom,

Another day, another CURRENT and TIMELY Word from the Lord through our Spoken Word Bible Reading Plan! Psalm 94:3-11:

3 Lord, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph and exult? 4 They pour out arrogant words, speaking hard things; all the evildoers boast loftily. 5 They crush Your people, O Lord, and afflict Your heritage. 6 They slay the widow and the transient stranger and murder the unprotected orphan. 7 Yet they say, The Lord does not see, neither does the God of Jacob notice it. 8 Consider and understand, you stupid ones among the people! And you [self-confident] fools, when will you become wise? 9 He Who planted the ear, shall He not hear? He Who formed the eye, shall He not see? 10 He Who disciplines and instructs the nations, shall He not punish, He Who teaches man knowledge? 11 The Lord knows the thoughts of man, that they are vain (empty and futile—only a breath).

Now OUR promise! Verses 12-15 and 22-23:

12 Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man whom You discipline and instruct, O Lord, and teach out of Your law, 13 That You may give him power to keep himself calm in the days of adversity, until the [inevitable] pit of corruption is dug for the wicked. 14 For the Lord will not cast off nor spurn His people, neither will He abandon His heritage. 15 For justice will return to the [uncompromisingly] righteous, and all the upright in heart will follow it. 22 But the Lord has become my High Tower and Defense, and my God the Rock of my refuge. 23 And He will turn back upon them their own iniquity and will wipe them out by means of their own wickedness; the Lord our God will wipe them out.

NEVER GIVE UP! NEVER GIVE IN! Be CONTENT in JESUS, but refuse to be SATISFIED until you see GOD's Word carried out and the ANSWERS revealed! Now CELEBRATE while you wait! Here, in honor of JESUS on this RESURRECTION DAY is Hillsong with "King of Kings":

Shalom in Him!

Saturday, April 3, 2021

 Shalom,

What is the BEST news after "HE IS RISEN? THIS from Psalm 93!

1 The Lord reigns, He is clothed with majesty; the Lord is robed, He has girded Himself with strength and power; the world also is established, that it cannot be moved. 2 Your throne is established from of old; You are from everlasting. 3 The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up the roaring of their waves. 4 The Lord on high is mightier and more glorious than the noise of many waters, yes, than the mighty breakers and waves of the sea. 5 Your testimonies are very sure; holiness [apparent in separation from sin, with simple trust and hearty obedience] is becoming to Your house, O Lord, forever.

Here is Hillsong with "The Greatness of Our God":


Shalom in Him!

Friday, April 2, 2021

 Shalom,

In our Spoken Word Bible Reading Plan for today we read Psalm 92. And, of course, it speaks directly to the chaos going on in the world today, and God's answer to it! We begin first of all by reminiding ourselves how GREAT our GOD is! Verses 1-5:

1 It is a good and delightful thing to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises [with musical accompaniment] to Your name, O Most High, 2 To show forth Your loving-kindness in the morning and Your faithfulness by night. 3 With an instrument of ten strings and with the lute, with a solemn sound upon the lyre. 4 For You, O Lord, have made me glad by Your works; at the deeds of Your hands I joyfully sing. 5 How great are Your doings, O Lord! Your thoughts are very deep.

HE has done GREAT things FOR us! How wonderful HE is! And then we see how He sees the enemy! Verses 6-9:

6 A man in his rude and uncultivated state knows not, neither does a [self-confident] fool understand this: 7 That though the wicked spring up like grass and all evildoers flourish, they are doomed to be destroyed forever. 8 But You, Lord, are on high forever. 9 For behold, Your adversaries, O Lord, for behold, Your enemies shall perish; all the evildoers shall be scattered.

And THIS is how HE sees US! Verses12-15:

12 The [uncompromisingly] righteous shall flourish like the palm tree [be long-lived, stately, upright, useful, and fruitful]; they shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon [majestic, stable, durable, and incorruptible]. 13 Planted in the house of the Lord, they shall flourish in the courts of our God. 14 [Growing in grace] they shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be full of sap [of spiritual vitality] and [rich in the] verdure [of trust, love, and contentment]. 15 [They are living memorials] to show that the Lord is upright and faithful to His promises; He is my Rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.

AMEN! HE IS! Commit yourself to learning something new about JESUS every day! You will NEVER regret that decision! Here are Hillsong KIDS with "As The World Shakes":

Shalom in Him!

Thursday, April 1, 2021

 Shalom,

I am NOT a fan of April Fool's jokes. So here is a repeat of a post that I shared on facebook a few years ago!

I am NOT a fan of "April Fool's" jokes! SO, my contribution to the day is showing how to recognize if you or I are being a fool by looking at what the Word of God says!

Psalm 53:1 THE [empty-headed] fool has said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt and evil are they, and doing abominable iniquity; there is none who does good. AMP

Proverbs 10:18 He who hides hatred is of lying lips, and he who utters slander is a [self-confident] fool. AMP

Proverbs 10:23 It is as sport to a [self-confident] fool to do wickedness, but to have skillful and godly Wisdom is pleasure and relaxation to a man of understanding. AMP

Proverbs 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who listens to counsel is wise. AMP

Proverbs 13:16 Every prudent man deals with knowledge, but a [self-confident] fool exposes and flaunts his folly. AMP

Proverbs 14:16 A wise man suspects danger and cautiously avoids evil, but the fool bears himself insolently and is [presumptuously] confident. AMP

Proverbs 15:5 A fool despises his father's instruction and correction, but he who regards reproof acquires prudence. AMP

Proverbs 17:28 Even a fool when he holds his peace is considered wise; when he closes his lips he is esteemed a man of understanding. AMP

Proverbs 18:2 A [self-confident] fool has no delight in understanding but only in revealing his personal opinions and himself. AMP

Proverbs 20:3 It is an honor for a man to cease from strife and keep aloof from it, but every fool will quarrel. AMP

Proverbs 28:26 He who leans on, trusts in, and is confident of his own mind and heart is a [self-confident] fool, but he who walks in skillful and godly Wisdom shall be delivered. AMP

DON'T BE A FOOL! BE a WISE GUY (or GIRL) instead! AMEN! Here is Hillsong with "God He Reigns":

Shalom in Him!

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

 Shalom,

Today's "My Utmost For His Highest" by Oswald Chambers is something that has been on my heart concerning the Body of Christ for some time! 

Heedfulness v. Hypocrisy In Ourselves

If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and He shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. — 1 John 5:16

If we are not heedful of the way the Spirit of God works in us, we will become spiritual hypocrites. We see where other folks are failing, and we turn our discernment into the gibe of criticism instead of into intercession on their behalf. The revelation is made to us not through the acuteness of our minds, but by the direct penetration of the Spirit of God, and if we are not heedful of the source of the revelation, we will become criticizing centres and forget that God says — “…he shall ask, and He shall give him life for them that sin not unto death.” Take care lest you play the hypocrite by spending all your time trying to get others right before you worship God yourself.

One of the subtlest burdens God ever puts on us as saints is this burden of discernment concerning other souls. He reveals things in order that we may take the burden of these souls before Him and form the mind of Christ about them, and as we intercede on His line, God says He will give us “life for them that sin not unto death.” It is not that we bring God into touch with our minds, but that we rouse ourselves until God is able to convey His mind to us about the one for whom we intercede.

Is Jesus Christ seeing of the travail of His soul in us? He cannot unless we are so identified with Himself that we are roused up to get His view about the people for whom we pray. May we learn to intercede so whole-heartedly that Jesus Christ will be abundantly satisfied with us as intercessors.

AMEN! JUDGE NOT is our COMMANDMENT! NOT simply a suggestion! I pray that we will each learn to standn in the gap for those who need our intercession, because NO ONE needs our judgement! Here is Hillsong with "As I Am":

Shalom in Him!

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

 Shalom,

Psalm 89:1-2 is foundational for our attitude during what APPEARS to be evil ruling the world! 

1 I will sing of the mercy and loving-kindness of the Lord forever; with my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness from generation to generation. 2 For I have said, Mercy and loving-kindness shall be built up forever; Your faithfulness will You establish in the very heavens [unchangeable and perpetual].

How do we KNOW, in the face of contradictory circumstance, that our GOD will deliver us and put down the enemy? Verses 6-14:

6 For who in the heavens can be compared to the Lord? Who among the mighty [heavenly beings] can be likened to the Lord, 7 A God greatly feared and revered in the council of the holy (angelic) ones, and to be feared and worshipfully revered above all those who are round about Him? 8 O Lord God of hosts, who is a mighty one like unto You, O Lord? And Your faithfulness is round about You [an essential part of You at all times]. 9 You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves arise, You still them. 10 You have broken Rahab (Egypt) in pieces; with Your mighty arm You have scattered Your enemies. 11 The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; the world and all that is in it, You have founded them. 12 The north and the south, You have created them; Mount Tabor and Mount Hermon joyously praise Your name. 13 You have a mighty arm; strong is Your hand, Your right hand is soaring high. 14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; mercy and loving-kindness and truth go before Your face.

And the LORD says THIS of His enemies in verses 22-24:

22 The enemy shall not exact from him or do him violence or outwit him, nor shall the wicked afflict and humble him. 23 I will beat down his foes before his face and smite those who hate him. 24 My faithfulness and My mercy and loving-kindness shall be with him, and in My name shall his horn be exalted [great power and prosperity shall be conferred upon him].

And WE say THIS of our GREAT GOD in verses 15-18:

15 Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are the people who know the joyful sound [who understand and appreciate the spiritual blessings symbolized by the feasts]; they walk, O Lord, in the light and favor of Your countenance! 16 In Your name they rejoice all the day, and in Your righteousness they are exalted. 17 For You are the glory of their strength [their proud adornment], and by Your favor our horn is exalted and we walk with uplifted faces! 18 For our shield belongs to the Lord, and our king to the Holy One of Israel.

HAVE and MAINTAIN great confidence in the LORD your GOD! HE will NOT allow the enemy to continue to mock HIM and US! GOD is about to show the enemy just how much HE is aware of the enemy's tricks, schemes, traps, strategies, and unholy alliances that are meant to trip US up and to try to make OUR MIGHTY GOD look bad! OUR GOD REIGNS over every enemy and HE is about to MAKE HIS VOICE HEARD! Don't forget or neglect to pray for those lost people who will recognize their need for their SAVIOUR and repent of having followed the devil! Be EVER READY to lead them to JESUS through the magnificent TRUTH of GOD'S WORD! Amen! Here is Hillsong with "No Reason To Hide":

Shalom in Him!

Monday, March 29, 2021

 Shalom,

Romans 16:25-27 from our Spoken Word Bible Reading Plan for today!

25 Now to Him Who is able to strengthen you in the faith which is in accordance with my Gospel and the preaching of (concerning) Jesus Christ (the Messiah), according to the revelation (the unveiling) of the mystery of the plan of redemption which was kept in silence and secret for long ages, 26 But is now disclosed and through the prophetic Scriptures is made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, [to win them] to obedience to the faith, 27 To [the] only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ (the Anointed One)! Amen (so be it).

Remember ALWAYS that our GREAT GOD is NOT keeping anything FROM us, but has revealed all that we need to know through His Word, taught to us by His Spirit! We are, of all people who have ever lived, MOST BLESSED! WE are able, by choosing JESUS as our LORD and personal SAVIOUR, to KNOW the Word of God just as JESUS did! I challenge you to make learning and knowing the Word of God your top priority over all other things. JESUS will ALWAYS reward that attitude! HE IS GOD and HE IS GOOD! ALL THE TIME! Here is Hillsong with "King of Kings":

Shalom in Him!

Sunday, March 28, 2021

 Shalom,

I LOVE today's "My Utmost For His Highest" by Oswald Chambers!

Isn’t There Some Misunderstanding?

Let us go into Judea again. His disciples say unto Him…Goest Thou thither again? — John 11:7-8

I may not understand what Jesus Christ says, but it is dangerous to say that therefore He was mistaken in what He said. It is never right to think that my obedience to a word of God will bring dishonour to Jesus. The only thing that will bring dishonour is not obeying Him. To put my view of His honour in place of what He is plainly impelling me to do is never right, although it may arise from a real desire to prevent Him being put to open shame. I know when the proposition comes from God because of its quiet persistence. When I have to weigh the pros and cons, and doubt and debate come in, I am bringing in an element that is not of God, and I come to the conclusion that the suggestion was not a right one. Many of us are loyal to our notions of Jesus Christ, but how many of us are loyal to Him? Loyalty to Jesus means I have to step out where I do not see anything (cf. Matthew 14:29); loyalty to my notions means that I clear the ground first by my intelligence. Faith is not intelligent understanding, faith is deliberate commitment to a Person where I see no way.

Are you debating whether to take a step in faith in Jesus or to wait until you can see how to do the thing yourself? Obey Him with glad reckless joy. When He says something and you begin to debate, it is because you have a conception of His honour which is not His honour. Are you loyal to Jesus or loyal to your notion of Him? Are you loyal to what He says, or are you trying to compromise with conceptions which never came from Him? “Whatsoever He saith unto you, do it.”

My two favorite lines in this are "Obey Him with glad reckless joy." and "Are you loyal to Jesus or loyal to YOUR notion of Him"? The more time that we spend meditating on the Word of God, the less we will be swayed by our own feelings or ideas! Holy Spirit IN us will confirm His Word TO us! Have confidence in this! HE will not let you down! Here is Hillsong with "Here's To The One":

Shalom in Him!

Saturday, March 27, 2021

 Shalom,

Today I want to share from Jerry Savelle's devotional!

ALWAYS TRIUMPH

Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place (2 Corinthians 2:14 NKJV).

The key word in the scripture above is always. Knowing that we always triumph in Christ gets rid of the false philosophy, “win a few—lose a few.”

Just because it is God’s will that we always triumph doesn’t insure we will never be attacked or have adversity.

I’ve heard people say, “Well, I haven’t always triumphed.” That’s not God’s fault. His Word says He always causes us to triumph—and God is always right. In God’s mind, victory belongs to you. No matter what kind of persecution, adversity, or attack you may be under, God’s planned result is triumph.

Of course, you can choose to give up before victory comes; you can get weary in well doing before victory comes; you can even get discouraged and quit before victory comes. But I am totally convinced that God already has your victory planned out for you.

I’ve learned that what I do during an attack will determine whether or not I triumph. I made up my mind years go that I’m not going to accept failure. I’m not saying I’ve never had opportunity to fail or I’ve never had a setback. I’ve had plenty of these situations, but it’s never over until God has the opportunity to turn things around and lead me into triumph.

I don’t know what you may be going through today, but I do know this: If you won’t give up God will always lead you in triumph.

Confession: I believe God will turn every adversity into victory. I believe God has a victory plan for every negative circumstance I face. I always expect victory because God has promised I can always triumph in Christ.

Refuse to accept failure! Refuse to believe ANYTHING that is contrary to the Word of the Living God! Remind yourself that God's Word is TRUTH! Anything contrary is NOT and is subject to change! Here is Hillsong with "Say The Word":

Shalom in Him!

Friday, March 26, 2021

Shalom,

Our powerful message from the Lord today is found in Psalm 85:8-13!

8 I will listen [with expectancy] to what God the Lord will say, for He will speak peace to His people, to His saints (those who are in right standing with Him)—but let them not turn again to [self-confident] folly. 9 Surely His salvation is near to those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him, [and is ready to be appropriated] that [the manifest presence of God, His] glory may tabernacle and abide in our land. 10 Mercy and loving-kindness and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. 11 Truth shall spring up from the earth, and righteousness shall look down from heaven. 12 Yes, the Lord will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase. 13 Righteousness shall go before Him and shall make His footsteps a way in which to walk.

Especially the last three verses! So many believers have been tempted to give up and give in in these last few tryin g months, but we MUST remember that GOD is ALWAYS FOR US! Satan is ALWAYS against us! SO, when the evil APPEARS to be winning, know for a certainty that GOD is about to SHOW UP and SHOW OFF! Be ready! Stay full of the WORD, filled with HOLY SPIRIT, and EXPECTANT! GIVE GOD GLORY! GIVE HIM PRAISE! Start with THIS from Hillsong! "Echoes (Til We See The Other Side)":


Shalom in Him!

Thursday, March 25, 2021

 Shalom,

Psalm 84 in our Spoken Word Bible Reading Plan for today is a great way to encourage yourself and others that our GREAT GOD is actively at work setting things RIGHT and that very SOON He will act on our behalf and the enemy will be put down! 

1 How lovely are Your tabernacles, O Lord of hosts! 2 My soul yearns, yes, even pines and is homesick for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out and sing for joy to the living God. 3 Yes, the sparrow has found a house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young—even Your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God. 4 Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are those who dwell in Your house and Your presence; they will be singing Your praises all the day long. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! 5 Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man whose strength is in You, in whose heart are the highways to Zion. 6 Passing through the Valley of Weeping (Baca), they make it a place of springs; the early rain also fills [the pools] with blessings. 7 They go from strength to strength [increasing in victorious power]; each of them appears before God in Zion. 8 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! 9 Behold our shield [the king as Your agent], O God, and look upon the face of Your anointed! 10 For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand [anywhere else]; I would rather be a doorkeeper and stand at the threshold in the house of my God than to dwell [at ease] in the tents of wickedness. 11 For the Lord God is a Sun and Shield; the Lord bestows [present] grace and favor and [future] glory (honor, splendor, and heavenly bliss)! No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly. 12 O Lord of hosts, blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who trusts in You [leaning and believing on You, committing all and confidently looking to You, and that without fear or misgiving]!

HALLELUJAH! OUR GOD REIGNS! Here is Hillsong with "God He Reigns":

Shalom in Him!

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

 Shalom,

Today I want to share our devotional for The Spoken Word Church website!

Don't let others distract you from God's assignment for your life. Avoid over-scheduling today to accommodate the expectations of others. Don't feel obligated to relationships that demotivate you.

"Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight: (Psalms 144:1)

In the light of all of the evil that has been revealed, and all of the corruption, tricks, schemes, strategies, and tactics of those who would destroy this nation that GOD HIMSELF created, I believe that the above exhortation is very important! refuse to bew distracted from what GOD has instructed, declared, revealed and promised in His Word! Remember that the devil is a DEFEATED FOE and all of those who do his bidding are soon to be revealed, and have already begun to REAP the multiplied return on the seeds that they have sown! And WE, who remain steadfast in the Covenant that we have with Almighty God, are also beginning to see and to enjoy the multiplied return on all of the GOOD seed that WE have sown! COUNT ON IT! Here are Hillsong Kids with "As The World Shakes":

Shalom in Him!

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

 Shalom,

We read Romans 10 in our Spoken Word Bible Reading Plan for today. there are SO many great verses in this chapter! Verses 8-10:

8 But what does it say? The Word (God’s message in Christ) is near you, on your lips and in your heart; that is, the Word (the message, the basis and object) of faith which we preach, 9 Because if you acknowledge and confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and in your heart believe (adhere to, trust in, and rely on the truth) that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart a person believes (adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Christ) and so is justified (declared righteous, acceptable to God), and with the mouth he confesses (declares openly and speaks out freely his faith) and confirms [his] salvation.

The word "salvation" in verse 10 is the Greek word "soteria", which means: rescue, deliverance, preservation, safety. This is not referring to just eternal salvation, but also refers to THIS life! And the next life that we are looking forward to is behind our ability to understand and comprehend yet! GOD is SO GOOD! and He does only GOOD for us! Here are Hillsong Kids with "My Best Friend":

Shalom in Him!

Monday, March 22, 2021

 Shalom,

Today I want to share a very important message from our Spoken Word Church website devtional!

What excites you in your youth may bore you when you are older. Be willing to release previous goals that no longer excite you. Don't be a prisoner to your dreams of earlier years. You are not a loser just because you do not finish something you no longer desire.

"Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old." (Isaiah 43:18)

AMEN! Learn to make moment-by-moment decisions based on the Word of the Living God AND on the leading, guidance and direction of the Spirit of God Who dwells in every born agaqin believer. Never forget THAT TRUTH and you will have gone a long way in producing the result that JESUS did when He was ministering to the multitudes! Here is Hillsong with "Desert Song":

Shalom in Him!

Sunday, March 21, 2021

 Shalom,

Today I want to again share from Kenneth E. Hagin's "Faith Food" devotional.

Wisdom And Revelation

I cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers. — EPHESIANS 1:16

Ephesians 1:17-23 and 3:14-21 are Spirit-given prayers which apply to the Church everywhere. The turning point in my life came when I prayed them a thousand times or more for myself. I would kneel, open my Bible, and say, “Father, I’m praying these prayers for myself. Because they are Spirit-given prayers, this has to be Your will for me, just as it was Your will for the Church at Ephesus.” Then I would continue to pray by reading from these passages, except wherever Paul said, “you,” I would substitute “me,” as follows:

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto “me” the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:

The eyes of “my” understanding being enlightened; that “I” may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to usward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,

Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places . . . .

After about six months, the first thing I was praying about started to happen: The revelation of God’s Word began to come to me!

THESE, along with Colossians 1:9-14, are powerful prayers to pray not only over yourself, but for others, also! Put their names in this as you pray! You WILL see results if you are consistent! God LOVES when  we speak, declare and pray HIS WORD! Here is Hillsong with "Say The Word":

Shalom in Him!

Saturday, March 20, 2021

 Shalom,

I LOVE today's "Faith To Faith" devotional by Kenneth and Gloria Copeland!

Be Clothed With Humility

And be clothed with humility: for God resists the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. 1 Peter 5:5

Most believers don't know anything about true humility. If you tell them they're the righteousness of God, they'll fight to keep from believing it. You can give them scripture references to prove it, and they'll still argue.

"Oh no," they'll say, "I'm not righteous. I'm just an old sinner saved by grace." They're making a sincere attempt to be humble. But they're sincerely wrong. They're so afraid of being exalted by pride that they've let Satan trick them into falling right into it.

Let me show you what I mean. According to 1 Peter 5:5-6, to be truly humble is to submit to God. That means when God says something, you believe it no matter how foreign to your "religious" thinking it may be. When He says you've been made the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, you say that too. In fact, you wouldn't dare say anything else because to do so would be to dare to disagree with God. And, when you get right down to it, that's the ultimate form of pride, isn't it?

Don't let Satan keep you groveling in the dust of false humility. Agree with God. Find out what His Word says about you, then be bold enough to say it yourself. Banish pride by submitting to His truth. Clothe yourself in true humility. It's sure to look good on you.

AMEN! Make sure that YOU agree with GOD about just who you are - IN HIM! And to help remind you, here is Hillsong with "Who You Say I Am":

Shalom in Him!

Friday, March 19, 2021

 Shalom,

Today I want to share from "My Utmost For His Highest" by Oswald Chambers:

The Way Of Abraham In Faith

He went out, not knowing whither he went. — Hebrews 11:8

In the Old Testament, personal relationship with God showed itself in separation, and this is symbolized in the life of Abraham by his separation from his country and from his kith and kin. To-day the separation is more of a mental and moral separation from the way that those who are dearest to us look at things, that is, if they have not a personal relationship with God. Jesus Christ emphasized this (see Luke 14:26).

Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One Who is leading. It is a life of faith, not of intellect and reason, but a life of knowing Who makes us “go.” The root of faith is the knowledge of a Person, and one of the biggest snares is the idea that God is sure to lead us to success.

The final stage in the life of faith is attainment of character. There are many passing transfigurations of character; when we pray we feel the blessing of God enwrapping us and for the time being we are changed, then we get back to the ordinary days and ways and the glory vanishes. The life of faith is not a life of mounting up with wings, but a life of walking and not fainting. It is not a question of sanctification; but of something infinitely further on than sanctification, of faith that has been tried and proved and has stood the test. Abraham is not a type of sanctification, but a type of the life of faith, a tried faith built on a real God. “Abraham believed God.”

AMEN! Allow the Word of God that you meditate on become so much a part of you that you will find yourself THINKING, SPEAKING and ACTING like a born again child of the Living God SHOULD! Here is Hillsong with:"Say The Word"

Shalom in Him!

Thursday, March 18, 2021

 Shalom,

Today I want to share from Kenneth and Gloria Copeland's "Faith To Faith" devotional!

Nothing to Be Afraid Of

He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me. Hebrews 13:5-6

Self-consciousness is a major problem in the Body of Christ today. It keeps us from doing the things God tells us to do. Instead of simply obeying Him, it makes us start to wonder, Now what will people think of me if I do that? What if I command that person to get out of the wheelchair and he doesn't get up? What if I start believing for prosperity and go broke? What about that, God? I won't look too good, will I?

If you've ever been through that, let me tell you something: It doesn't matter how you look! It's obeying God that counts. When it comes to obeying God, your own reputation doesn't count. And the sooner you forget it, the better off you'll be.

But you know what's ironic? Once you do that, your reputation gets better. It's a funny thing. When you lose that desire to protect your image, your image will improve. Why? Because then when people look at you, instead of seeing that puny little image you have of yourself, they'll see the image of the Lord Jesus coming through.

So put aside that old self-consciousness and develop God-consciousness instead. Stop being dominated by the fear of man and start being motivated by faith in what Jesus can do.

After all, He has promised He will never leave you or forsake you. Grab hold of that. Believe it. Act on it. Once you do, you'll realize there's really nothing to be afraid of anymore!

I LOVE that I no longer have to look to myself and my own strength, but I can COUNT on JESUS to lead, guide and direct me through every situation, circumstance, test and trial by His Spirit who lives IN me! And YOU, if Jesus is YOUR Lord and Saviour, can have great confdidence in this same thing! Here is Hillsong UNITED with "Good Grace":

Shalom in Him!

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

 Shalom,

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY! Today I want to share this wonderful email I received from Dutch Sheets about St. Patrick and the tremendous difference he made in Ireland!

Saint Patrick

A few years ago, I treated my daughters to a trip to Ireland. I’ve ministered there with my dear friends, the Sambrooks, and love that beautiful land, as do my daughters. They spent 7 days driving through the countryside and the city streets, acquainting themselves with the foods, folklore, and beauty of Ireland. They had a lot of fun driving on the left side of the road and immersing themselves in the life of this enchanting land. The two of them loved being there and even today, feel they have a deep connection to this captivating country.

Growing up, I knew nothing of the true meaning of St. Patrick’s Day other than it was associated with Ireland. St. Patrick was a fifth-century Christian missionary and bishop and is widely considered the founder of Christianity in Ireland. Legend credits Patrick with teaching the Irish about the doctrine of the Holy Trinity using the shamrock, a small three-leafed plant, as an example to illustrate the Holy Trinity. The shamrock has since become a symbol for St. Patrick’s Day.1 This day meant to celebrate a man of holiness and sacrifice has sadly been turned into a day for partying and drunkenness. My friend Jacquie Tyre shares the following thoughts and insights regarding Saint Patrick.

“I have been considering the parallels between the days in which we live and the times of Saint Patrick. In many ways, they are vastly different. However, there are growing similarities, especially regarding the dark, pagan, barbaric culture rising in our day.

“Patrick lived in an age when marauding parties would pillage the land and take captive the young and strong, while destroying the weak and vulnerable. At age 16, Patrick was taken captive by one of those bands of raiders and spent the next several years as a slave on the hills of Ireland, tending his master’s flocks during the inclement and often brutal weather of the Irish hillsides. By his own admission, even though raised in a home of spiritual leaders and the comfort of a nobleman’s home, he neither knew God nor feared Him. Yet, in the place of danger, captivity, and isolation, Patrick encountered God and came to know Him through much prayer, sometimes throughout the night.

“Years later, Patrick was supernaturally delivered from captivity and eventually returned to his homeland. Once home, the Lord called Patrick to return to the land of his captivity, carrying the love of Christ to his former captors. He did so in hopes of bringing them into the life he had found in Christ.

“In his season of preparation leading up to the incredible impact he had on Ireland, Patrick endured suffering, dangers, loss, trauma, rejection, accusations, betrayals, delays, denials, and persecutions. Through it all, he rejected bitterness and anger, allowing Holy Spirit to use every difficult situation to fashion him into an instrument worthy of the Master’s use.

“Once Patrick returned to Ireland, God used him mightily to set spiritual captives free amid a dark, pagan, and barbaric culture. His was a life of absolute consecration to the Lord. Patrick had come to know who God was, and by His grace became, not just a believer, but a disciple – a matured, radical, servant, and devoted minister of the Gospel.

“Patrick and the early Celtic Christians, following in the steps of the first-century church, lived lives fully surrendered and consecrated, set apart for the purposes of the Lord. They allowed the work of Holy Spirit to bring them to a place of death to self, fully manifesting the life of Christ. His life in them was truly their life (Galatians 2:20). Therefore, fear had no grip on them; nor did self-preservation, self-promotion, self-defense, self-satisfaction, self-exaltation, or any other self-centered motivation. They denied self and became carriers and conduits of the presence and glory of Christ.

“The Celts were people of worship and intercession, opening the way for heaven to invade earth. Through them, God’s glory impacted nations revealing the presence and power of Holy Spirit, and advancing the culture of His Kingdom. They discipled, trained, equipped, empowered, and sent mature believers to take the love of Christ to the world with signs, wonders, and miracles. As true disciples, they produced disciples. The culture of their day was radically transformed by the power of God working in and through them.

“We should not romanticize the life they lived, minimize the price they paid, or forget the dangers they faced as they followed Christ in the barbaric, pagan culture of their day. We, too, are called to minister the transforming love of Christ to an increasingly godless and pagan culture. Like Patrick, we must know who Christ is, who He has created us to be, and determine that we will allow Holy Spirit to mature us through every situation. We must trust that He who is in us is greater than those who are in the world, whether they be natural or spiritual enemies.

“Saint Patrick was used by God to radically touch lives and impact the world for generations, by conforming to Christ’s nature. His brokenness produced a capacity to birth multiplication and transformative power. Today, in a world seeking to put out the fires of Christ and His Church, we too, must determine that we will keep the fires of purity, passion, and power burning in our hearts. We must fan the flames of revival personally and corporately!

“It is often said that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. However, repeating some portions of history is a blessing. There is much to learn and emulate from great women and men of the past. Saint Patrick is one of them. God wants to pour out His Spirit and glory again and again. Though some methods change, His nature does not. Let’s seek Him for a new era of glory-awakening that can be seen as a wonderful repeat of history!”

As you may wear green today and think of the shamrock, remember the man for whom we celebrate this day, Saint Patrick.

In the words of Paul Harvey: And now you know the rest of the story.

Pray with me:

Father, thank you for the stories and legacies of all the mighty men and women that have gone before us, men and women who were history makers, bringing the Gospel of the Kingdom into the earth in power. Thank you for those, like Saint Patrick, whose lives provide us with countless examples of how You can, and do, work through adversity and to bring forth Your purposes.
Forgive us, Lord, for the times we have operated in self-motivated behaviors and choices. Forgive us for when we have failed to embrace Your grace to learn, grow, and mature through whatever circumstances we face. Far too often, Lord, we have chosen anger, resentment, bitterness, defeat, hopelessness and agitation. At times we’ve embraced an identity of victimhood, rather than allowing Your grace to work in and through us for Your Kingdom purposes.

Lord, ignite within us as Your people, a holy fire of consecration, with the boldness and tenacity to go and do Your will regardless of what it requires. Enable us to impact our world with the purity, passion, and power of the Gospel of the Kingdom.

Loose holy boldness through Your people to ignite fires of revival and awakening in the midst of a dark world that is increasingly pagan, and being held captive to the perversions and debaucheries of this age. As believers of previous ages overcame the evil rule of their day boldly proclaiming Christ with signs, wonders and miracles, empower us to do the same. As they saw radical transformations of individuals and entire regions, we ask You to let it be again in our day!

Lord, make us carriers and conduits of Your love, grace, and glory, and use us to be History Makers who advance Your Kingdom. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Our Decree:

We decree that God is raising up a company of radical disciples who are igniting fires of awakening all across our land.

Here is Robin Mark with "Revival":

Shalom in Him!

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

 Shalom,

Today we have another PERFECT message from our Spoken Word Bible Reading Plan! Psalm 75!

To the Chief Musician; [set to the tune of] “Do Not Destroy.” A Psalm of Asaph. A song.

1 We give praise and thanks to You, O God, we praise and give thanks; Your wondrous works declare that Your Name is near and they who invoke Your Name rehearse Your wonders. 2 When the proper time has come [for executing My judgments], I will judge uprightly [says the Lord]. 3 When the earth totters, and all the inhabitants of it, it is I Who will poise and keep steady its pillars. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! 4 I said to the arrogant and boastful, Deal not arrogantly [do not boast]; and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn [of personal aggrandizement]. 5 Lift not up your [aggressive] horn on high, speak not with a stiff neck and insolent arrogance. 6 For not from the east nor from the west nor from the south come promotion and lifting up. 7 But God is the Judge! He puts down one and lifts up another. 8 For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup [of His wrath], and the wine foams and is red, well mixed; and He pours out from it, and all the wicked of the earth must drain it and drink its dregs. 9 But I will declare and rejoice forever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob. 10 All the horns of the ungodly also will I cut off [says the Lord], but the horns of the [uncompromisingly] righteous shall be exalted.

HALLELUJAH! OUR GOD REIGNS! HE chooses the times for HIS work! And HE is wporking HIS perfect work on OUR behalf! Here is Kent Henry with a great older song called "Through Our God":


Through are God we shall do valiantly
For it is He who shall tread down the enemy
We'll sing and shout the victory
Christ is King

For God has won the victory
And set his people free
His Word has slain the enemy
The earth shall stand and see that

Through our God we shall do valiantly
For it is He who shall tread down the enemy
We'll sing and shout the victory
Christ is King

For God has won the victory
And set his people free
His Word has slain the enemy
The earth shall stand and see that

Through our God we we shall do valiantly
For it is He who shall tread down the enemy
We'll sing and shout the victory
Christ is King
Christ is King
Christ is King

Shalom in Him!