I feel like praising the Lord today. I only have two days until I’m done the 21 Day Daniel Fast and honestly, I feel like my discernment is getting sharper as I sit and meditate in God’s Word day after day and I just want to give God the praise for all the things I experienced through this Fast. I feel like I need to post a song to encourage some people out there who feel weary about whether God is going to answer their prayers or not this year. If you are seeking restoration, healing and deliverance for your family, God is more than able to grant what you ask in His Name according to His will and purpose for your life which is the Jeremiah 29:11 promise.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
The message that’s in my spirit right now is that “If God did it once, He can do it again”. Do not forget the past miracles He has given you in your life. When you remember all that He has done for you, you will look forward to the greater things that are yet to come. Greater miracles than the former are yet to come. The greatest miracle in your life though, is when you decided to give your life back to the Lord. Salvation is the greatest miracle; however, your life of miracles don’t end there.There will be a path of miracles that will continue to occur in your life as you continue to follow God when you allow Him to direct your path towards HIM and the destiny that He has for you in this Life leading you to your promise and your destiny.
Draw near to God and He will Draw near to you and let your footsteps be ordered of the Lord as He takes you by the hand and leads you in the direction that you must follow in order to receive your miracles. Don’t give up on whatever you are praying and believing for and keep pressing through for your breakthroughs. A blessing delayed is not necessarily denied, it’s just waiting for you to reach its destination when you put your Trust in God and allow Him to lead you to your blessing.
If God did it before, Please believe He can Do it Again.
let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.Psalm 73:28But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, That I may declare all Your works.
The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way.
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct[a] your paths.
I have a Song here by Deon Kipping called Heal Again. May this song bless your spirit Everybody! Be Encouraged and God Bless You!
I’ve been really busy lately and haven’t had enough time to post, but I wanted to share with you a video by an amazing Evangelist Teacher and Preacher Perry Stone that will really make you think about the current state of affairs in North America at this time and the types of things that are being released into the atmosphere of this year. As Christians, we have to gird ourselves up for the ensuing battle that lays ahead as this is a year of Divine Government and Perry Stone and his colleague Mark Casto touches upon things that I have been talking about from previous posts in regards to dealing with curses on the land and what is causing strange events to occur. As a fellow watchman, I feel that this video we enlighten you. When we pray, with the help of God, we can turn around what was meant for evil for good for those that LOVE the Lord (Genesis 50:20; Romans 8:28). We cannot afford to allow spirits of confusion and madness to have its way in the land. We have mouths to speak into the atmosphere to reverse a curse. We can stand in the gap for our nations by what we do and by what we say. Think critically and pray strategically. Have a blessed day Everybody and feel free to comment on your thoughts about the video!
I just finished reading the book Deliverance from Darkness by James Goll, and can tell you that it is an amazing book to read and I still recommend it. He talks about the power of blessing and describes a situation where he was ministering to a non-english speaking congregation and as he spoke a blessing in english over the congregation as he was led by the Holy Spirit, there was a woman who was paralyzed in her legs that was sitting there and she felt something like lightening enter through her body to her legs and she started to walk and then went on to dance. The congregation knew about this woman’s issue with paralysis and started to celebrate as she recieved her healing during the time James Goll was pronouncing prophetic blessings over the congregation in English (it was not translated at the time).
Today my devotional is focusing on the power of spoken word of blessings. After reading that section of James Goll’s book, the first verse of scripture that came to my mind that was also impressed upon my spirit was this:
But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,
bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
People, this is an amazing thing for you all to get into the practice of doing. The power of spoken words of blessing is one that is able to Heal, Deliver, and Break Curses that are operating in peoples lives. You know that saying about “Positive confession brings about possession”? In the same way…if you speak negatively…you are pronouncing curses that you will also begin to possess by a reaping method. That’s why people must learn to order their conversations right and also be mindful of how they speak to others and to guard their confessions. It is indeed a difficult thing to learn to bridle ones tongue, but that is what the Lord means when He says that:
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.
Now think back on things you’ve spoken over yourself or to others…What fruit are you eating???? This question is very important to think about because you will uncover as you learn to practice intropection and self-analyze the areas in which you have said or thought something you regret and now are reaping the consequences to such ill-spoken words.
Everything you say starts with a thought that comes from the heart that manifests in the natural as a deed.
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
What has this got to do with talking about blessings? Blessings are spoken words with power to bring forth that which did not exist to come into existence.
(as it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations” ) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did;
The reason for this post is to help you understand that as intercessors we can drive back the evil forces by reversing the curses by speaking and decreeing blessings (BY FAITH) that do not exist in your present situations as though they did.
So in regards to places like America…pronounce blessings in your prayers over the nation if you are interceding for the Nation. This goes for any country that you live in. Yes, we must bind things in the process, but don’t forget to pronounce blessings in your prayer life as you go about interceding for someone or for a group of people.
Even within your own family…you can overcome a curse by pronouncing blessings that did not exist as though they did. Call forth things that are not as though they are. If you see darkness invading your Church, pronounce blessings over the Church to counteract the curse that is trying to claim territory.
Curses claim territory….blessings claim territory…so ask yourself…what is existing in the territory that you are living in?????? Blessings? or curses???
I know that with the church that I attend…I always pray asking the Lord to make the church property Holy Ground, especially during special occasions and Sunday services as I claim it to be God’s territory. I plead the blood of Jesus over the Land and mark the territory Holy ground that not even witchcraft power has room to operate in it. I pray to God dismantling any ungodly alters or hidden fetishes (an occultic practice to place ungodly objects on property to curse people – usually targeting leaders) that try to contaminate and infiltrate the church property or homes of people in the congregation. Everything must be subjected to the Power of the Holy Spirit and the blood of Jesus and everything is in subjection to the Power of our Lord Jesus Christ’s name. I even pronounce the workplace that I work in to be Holy Ground…I claim territory for the Lord wherever I go…and trust me…when you start to decree and declare where ever you go to be Holy ground unto the Lord, you invite the presence of the Holy Spirit to invade that place and evict demonic forces. This is the level of spiritual warfare I’m in.
It doesn’t matter where I am…my cubicle is dedicated to God…my car is dedicated to God…my apartment is dedicated to God where ever my foot touches the ground, I declare it Holy in Jesus name and mark it as Holy Ground unto the Lord. Even if I’m in a city vehicle or train…I declare it Holy Ground. Angels are released each time I declare that this is Holy Ground.
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way.
I have interceded for people who didn’t even know I was interceding for them and I have seen the fruit of my intercession for them. I see that the things that once bound them in confusion have been broken. Where anger existed, kindness has become their countenance, where pride was taking a seat, humilty has become the throne room of grace, where deception was rampant, revelation has dispelled deception…the more you pronounce blessings on people the more you allow the presence of God to enter into their lives. So to those that even curse me…I have even had witches approach me blatantly as of late… and unbeknownst to them, I pray for them that they may come to know that no matter what they try to do against me…God is more powerful than their witchcraft and God loves them so I pray that they will get saved in the Church. May they come to know that Jesus Christ is really the only Lord over their lives.
The Lord has shown me that it is important to bless those that curse you. I know the reason why He emphasizes this to me is because He knows that I can be an emotional and reactionary individual when it comes to people rubbing me the wrong way…but now I’m learning to mature in this area (still a work in progress though) and have been in the practice of pronouncing blessings to every person that tries to curse me. I want them to know that Jesus Christ is Lord. Don’t get me wrong though, it doesn’t mean that I don’t understand the assignment or certain peoples agenda against me…I remain on the offensive at all times through prayer and fasting, but God has been teaching me on how to respond to the assignment rather than react to it. It isn’t easy to wish someone well when they hurt and dissappoint you…but remember that the power of a blessing can heal, deliver, and break curses over people’s lives.
It is extremely important to shield yourself from being offended by peoples actions. You don’t want to end up cursing someone with your lips and opening up doors of unforgiveness into your life that releases serious curses that keep you bound up instead.
Practice daily repentance, forgiveness, and humility to shield your spirit from being contaminated by offence that leads you to curse someone which will ricochet back to you since it is not of God to curse someone. *this is KEY people*
Understand the principle…everytime we curse someone…we also get cursed…everytime you bless someone, you also get blessed. Better to have blessings ricochet your way than curses.
Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.
So as I said about America…and for other nations…pray blessings over the land…where ever you see a curse operating in someone’s life…pronounce blessings over them to reverse the curse. Look for blessings in the bible to prophecy blessings over people and speak positive confessions over them and yourself as well.
Curses (in my opinion) are the absence of divine blessings from God, so speak blessings in your life and in other people in order to reverse the curse.
The Power of a true believing Christian is to be Blessed to be a Blessing through your spoken word that comes from the Heart that manifests in your deeds (actions), so learn to bless people with your mouth rather than curse, AMEN!
I have a song here that you may know from Fred Hammond & R.F.C called We’re Blessed. May this song minister to you today. God Bless you Everybody!
Scriptures to Meditate
I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
‘He bows down, he lies down as a lion; And as a lion, who shall rouse him?’ “Blessed is he who blesses you, And cursed is he who curses you.”
Deuteronomy 28 (NIV)
28 If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. 2 All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God:
3 You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.
4 The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.
5 Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed.
6 You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.
7 The Lord will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.
8 The Lord will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The Lord your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.
9 The Lord will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the Lord your God and walk in obedience to him. 10 Then all the peoples on earth will see that you are called by the name of the Lord, and they will fear you. 11 The Lord will grant you abundant prosperity—in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your ground—in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you.
12 The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. 13 The Lord will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom. 14 Do not turn aside from any of the commands I give you today, to the right or to the left, following other gods and serving them.
I am soooo lovin’ this weather we are having that it’s something worth giving God praise for. Hallelujah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Each day is a gift and as you know I’m one who emphasizes a lot on having an attitude of gratitude. Yesterday, I was tested on this very same thing I tell you. I was given a task to do at work that required some travelling to various locations with some important legal documents and it took me about 2 and a half hours to complete the task because the mornings is the best time to do anything. When I got back, I was given an additional task related to the first one but the person who left me with this errand had failed to compile the documents together initially in one shot to make it a one trip affair. I was a little….no, I admit was quite annoyed. I tried to be a sport about it…and the person who left the task on my desk upon my return had miraculously run away from the office before I could talk to them about why they hadn’t put the stuff together so that I don’t make another round trip. Despite all that…I realize that the person must have felt really sorry for their actions and hence were missing in action trying to avoid me, in order to not confront me with their error.
My boss had already spoken to them and corrected them, so I felt there’s no need to hold a grudge and just let go and move on and do what needs to be done. Up I went to do what I had to do the 2nd time around leaving the mountain that’s left on my desk from just being away from the office for a week, WHOA!!!! The great thing was that the weather was goregous! I had to travel here and there in downtown toronto and walk a lot so I had my exercise for the day. I started to laugh out loud to myself thinking “well, I’m spending most of my time outside the office today so this must be a blessing from God“. Sometimes when I giggle to myself out loud people think I’m crazy but lol it happens when joy just sets in on my face and in my heart. It wasn’t raining and by the time I came back to the office I had only an hour and a half to complete my day to do some stuff around my desk. I decided rather than grumbling about the whole thing, I could joke about it and write about it here and consider that my life can be a comedy at times. There’s nothing like having a sense of humor. As trivial as what I encountered seems, I thought to myself that God still showed me what to be thankful for in my busy and industrious day. I thank God that I have a job with a variety of personalities that challenge me, I’m thankful that God blessed me with an attitude that looks for the positive in the negative, I thank God for the sunshine and no rain when I can bask in the warm weather, I thank God that I can write about my day here and share with you who read my blog how GOD continues to remain AWESOME!!!!!!
I thank God for a spirit filled week I had last week and a short work week this week for me. I praise God for showing me how He is in my day and how He corrects my behaviour when it needs correcting. I thank God for giving me reasons each day to give Thanks and Praise. I thank God for training me to have an Attitude of Gratitude. Being thankful gives no room for self-pity, aggression and jealousy. It helps us consider that the finer things in life come in the smallest packages that are with us each day. When we lose our reason to be thankful, it is because we have lost sight of what is important. The very important things are things that lay before us and sometimes we take such things for granted when we are bitter and enraged, and sometimes the important things slip right by us and we are left feeling empty because we cultivated a heart that saw only problems and closed our vision for all the blessings that lay before us everyday. Consider that you reading this message is a gift from God today and be thankful, because Jesus’ Resurrection gives us a renewed strength and faith to believe that there is always a reason to give God praise. So today, be thankful and lift your hands and give Thanks and Praise to God for the day you are having. Some did not live to see today, but you did.
I have already given you a reason to Praise Him and bless Him with your lips so remain blessed today Everybody!!!!
For the past few days I’ve been feeling the need to speak on the reverential fear of the the Lord. We must understand that God is a Holy God. We are all unworthy to come before His presence because of how Holy He Truly is, but through Jesus we are able to commune with the Almighty one. No one can come to the Father except through the Son. This is how HOLY God is but I don’t believe that people have fully grasped what it means to go before a Holy God. Ask yourself what does it mean to be in the Presence of a HOLY God?
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
The Holiness of God is such that it is sooo powerful that our human container (our physical bodies) can’t handle the Holiness of God. It is so powerful that it can crush us and that is why when we speak of “Seeking His Face” we have to go from strength to strength to handle The Holiness of God as we learn to increase from Faith to Faith to see God working in our lives. It takes a measure of Faith for us to see what I would term “glimpses of God” because we cannot handle the fullness of God’s Glory.
So how do we learn to Revere a God that is so Holy?
Let me just say that the fear of God that I speak of isn’t some unhealthy fear that causes us to be bound up and paralyzed from doing or acting on something. By all means learn to take initiatives to step out and do things that you’ve never done before. That is what Faith is about! The fear of God that I speak of is in respect to the relationship between having UNDERSTANDING with WISDOM to do the RIGHT THING and LIVE the RIGHT WAY.
It says in the Word that:
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever.
The Fear of God provides us with the Benefits of Wisdom and Understanding to do His Will in our lives, but how many of us Fear God enough to obey Him when He tells us to do something? We have the free will factor to choose between doing things GOD’s way or doing things OUR way which is foolishness to God.
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD.
Our levels of wisdom are limited and that is why we must learn to Fear GOD because HE is our PROVIDER of Wisdom that leads us to do things with purpose, direction, and with a promise that assures that our obedience in Him will lead to prosperity according to the Jeremiah 29:11 promise. However, we as people can be hard headed and become ignorant and arrogant and do things that may seem right to us at the time, but later reap the repercussions of our disobedience.
There are benefits to reverencing our Lord as there are repercussions to the lack of Fear in God which I will outline here:
THE BENEFITS OF FEARING GOD:
1.) Those who Fear God will cause others to believe in God.
1 Samuel 12:14
If you fear the LORD and serve Him and obey His voice, and do not rebel against the commandment of the LORD, then both you and the king who reigns over you will continue following the LORD your God.
2.) Those who Fear God will be rescued from their enemies schemes.
2 Kings 17:39
But the LORD your God you shall fear; and He will deliver you from the hand of all your enemies.”
3.) Those who Fear God will be safe and remain safe.
The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the LORD shall be safe.
4.) The Fear of God keeps people from continuing to SIN.
27 Then He saw wisdom[a] and declared it;He prepared it, indeed, He searched it out.
28 And to man He said,‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom,
And to depart from evil is understanding.’
5.) The Fear of God is Pure and is filled with Truth.
The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
6.) Those who Fear God will be revealed prophetic revelations and will be revealed of His promises in their lives.
The secret of the LORD is with those who fear Him, And He will show them His covenant.
7.) Those who Fear God are blessed when they follow by Faith and walk in His Word in OBEDIENCE.
[ Blessings of Those Who Fear the LORD ] A Song of Ascents. Blessed is every one who fears the LORD, Who walks in His ways.
8.) Those who Fear God receive divine wisdom and knowledge when they take heed to God’s instructions by following His Word and Trusting in Him.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.
9.) The Fear of God prolongs a persons Life.
The fear of the LORD prolongs days, But the years of the wicked will be shortened.
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, To turn one away from the snares of death.
10.) Those that Fear God walk Humbly and are Honored in their Humility and Wisdom.
The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom, And before honor is humility.
11.) The Fear of God provides safety and confidence because you know in whom you Believe.
In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, And His children will have a place of refuge.
12.) Those that Fear God Obey His Voice and His Word.
[ The People’s Obedience ] Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of the LORD their God, and the words of Haggai the prophet, as the LORD their God had sent him; and the people feared the presence of the LORD.
13.) A Church that Fears God PROSPERS!
[ The Church Prospers ] Then the churches throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria had peace and were edified. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, they were multiplied.
When you read these benefits, it makes you wonder why the current state of the world is in chaos and confusion. It is because people have not learned to FEAR GOD and follow HIS WORD. When a nation Fears God, the people of that Nation are blessed and this goes vice versa, when a Nation does NOT Fear GOD, the People suffer.
The consequences of not Fearing God is like asking for a removal of His Jeremiah 29:11 promise of Blessing on your life. This is quite serious folks. If people don’t learn to Fear God in the sense of seriously BELIEVING HIS WORD, we liken ourselves to SAUL’s attitude which was one of REBELLION (the same level of sin as witchcraft). We all know what happened to Saul right? The Spirit of GOD LEFT SAUL and entered into DAVID who was a man of God who reverenced the LORD enough to take out a GOLIATH when no one else would.
1 Samuel 18:12
Now Saul was afraid of David, because the LORD was with him, but had departed from Saul.
Saul ended up demonized and was going insane. This is what happens when the presence of God leaves our lives. We are left vulnerable when we continue to remain in disobedience, faithless, and rebellious to God’s Word in our Lives. Therefore, Fearing God, the Giver of all blessings, all wisdom, all knowledge and power is the only way we are assured of Divine preservation and prosperity.
We must understand that those that DO NOT FEAR GOD are:
23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft,
And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.
Because you have rejected the word of the Lord,
He also has rejected you from being king.”
24 Then Saul said to Samuel, “I have sinned, for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord and your words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice. 25 Now therefore, please pardon my sin, and return with me, that I may worship the Lord.”
1 Samuel 16:14
[ A Distressing Spirit Troubles Saul ] But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and a distressing spirit from the LORD troubled him.
15 “But it shall come to pass, if you do not obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments and His statutes which I command you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you:
16 “Cursed shall you be in the city, and cursed shall you be in the country.
17 “Cursed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl.
18 “Cursed shall be the fruit of your body and the produce of your land, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks.
19 “Cursed shall you be when you come in, and cursed shall you be when you go out.
[Please read the rest of the curses in this chapter of Deuteronomy 28:20-68 for there is a huge list, but I'm sure you get the point]
3.) Faithless, Sinful and always troubled.
Better is a little with the fear of the LORD, Than great treasure with trouble.
4.) They that lack the Fear of God Call forth Judgment in their Lives.
And I will come near you for judgment; I will be a swift witness Against sorcerers, Against adulterers, Against perjurers, Against those who exploit wage earners and widows and orphans, And against those who turn away an alien— Because they do not fear Me,” Says the LORD of hosts.
5.) They are full of PRIDE, they are Liars and are children of DISOBEDIENCE.
1 John 2:4
He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience
Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.
I know that this post is very different from many of my earlier posts because I feel so strongly on this subject at this time that I feel led to touch on this touchy subject. It may not be something someone wants to read, but it has to be said. Folks, many of the curses I read in Deuteronomy 28 are actually going on right now in certain countries right now if you analyze them. What’s also interesting about this chapter is that it first lists the blessings, but the curses took a whole chunk of that chapter because let me tell you that there is a heavy price to pay in the lack of Fearing God. I’m not trying to be scary here but I feel that this needs to be addressed. For each time we try to take God out of our lives, curses keep entering our lives…we open the doors for such things to happen. God doesn’t want to see people suffer, that’s why His will is for all to Have LIFE and have it more ABUNDANTLY!
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
We can only have abundant life when we Fear the ONE who GIVES LIFE!
Today reflect on where you are in your relationship with God. Ask yourself, do you sincerely FEAR GOD? Are there areas where your conscience is cold to the truth of what you ought to be doing? Do you value the Holiness of God? IF so, how? If Not, why?
Ask yourselves these questions and understand that the Fear of the LORD is the beginning of ALL wisdom so if people are praying for Wisdom in this life, you can’t have wisdom without the Fear of God. The Fear of God is connected to Wisdom because He is the One who provides for it. It goes hand in hand in God’s Hand. Be wise and learn to reverence the Lord your God so that He can say that I will be Your God and You will be my People.
To finish off, I have a Lovely Song that I was actually listening to the whole time I was writing up this post. It’s by Byron Cage and the song is called Royalty. Trust me when I say this Song will bless your heart. Enjoy it and may it minister to you. GOD Bless you everybody!
Scriptures to Meditate
But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
They shall be My people, and I will be their God;
They shall not defile themselves anymore with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions; but I will deliver them from all their dwelling places in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them. Then they shall be My people, and I will be their God.
My tabernacle also shall be with them; indeed I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
Day 20 of 21 Day Daniel Fast – Well, I only have one more day until I go Tea partying hahahaha. Ok well, it’s been an amazing journey. I must say there were moments where I just wanted to end it all because on one of the days this week I felt like I was just breaking down literally, I felt like I was losing my mind because of lack of sleep. I don’t know if it’s withdrawal from not having tea but I found each day a struggle to go to work because I felt so exhausted from staying awake deep into the night. I think I was suffering from insomnia that it was just getting out of hand. Can’t explain it but all I could do was pray and write up a new post while I couldn’t sleep. It’s also been very busy for me this week but I am blessed by my readers encouragement and words of comfort. You don’t know how you fellow bloggers make me *smile* especially during this last stretch of the Fast. I could do with some sleep but I highly doubt that even after this Fast is over that it’ll happen just like that since I’m in serious meditation mode as of late. I feel like God won’t let me sleep until I have written down everything that He has shown me. So this post today is inspired by this intense experience more than anything.
My encouragement today is a continuation along the lines of what I wrote about yesterday regarding Esau and the birthright. The birthright is always handed down to the first born and in our case, we are SONS OF GOD who also have a birthright but do we know what our birthrights are? Do we recognize it? Do we value it? Do we despise it like Esau? He despised his birthright which was his rightful blessing for a morsel of food.
My Question today is: Are we like Esau who despised His birthright or are we like Jacob who knew the VALUE of the birthright? Let’s read the story shall we.
19This is the account of the family line of Abraham’s son Isaac. Abraham became the father of Isaac, 20 and Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan Aram[a] and sister of Laban the Aramean. 21 Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was childless. The LORD answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant. 22 The babies jostled each other within her, and she said, “Why is this happening to me?” So she went to inquire of the LORD.
23 The LORD said to her,
“Two nations are in your womb,
and two peoples from within you will be separated;
one people will be stronger than the other,
and the older will serve the younger.”
24 When the time came for her to give birth, there were twin boys in her womb. 25 The first to come out was red, and his whole body was like a hairy garment; so they named him Esau.[b]26 After this, his brother came out, with his hand grasping Esau’s heel; so he was named Jacob.[c] Isaac was sixty years old when Rebekah gave birth to them. 27 The boys grew up, and Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the open country, while Jacob was content to stay at home among the tents. 28 Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob.
29Once when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau came in from the open country, famished.30 He said to Jacob, “Quick, let me have some of that red stew! I’m famished!” (That is why he was also called Edom.[d])
31Jacob replied, “First sell me your birthright.”
32 “Look, I am about to die,” Esau said. “What good is the birthright to me?”
33 But Jacob said, “Swear to me first.” So he swore an oath to him, selling his birthright to Jacob.34 Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and some lentil stew. He ate and drank, and then got up and left. So Esau despised his birthright.
1. Jacob knew the value of the birthright blessing that was going to be handed to Esau by their father Issac.
2. Jacob caught Esau at his most vulnerable moment where he was neither alert nor discerning of Jacobs agenda (he was famished and only thought of food after a hard days work) .
3. Esau did not recognize that the birthright blessing was one to be valued and he didn’t think twice about His brother’s scheme to cheat Him out of it. He did not discern the plot behind Jacobs scheming behaviour. That is why it is important to increase in spiritual discernment so as to avoid being cheated out of your blessing.
4. Esau disrespected the VALUE of the birthright blessing by selling it off without a second thought for a morsel of food.
5. The repercussions of Esau’s decision weighed heavily on him as a life changing mistake that he sought after it with tears (Hebrews 12:17).
We cannot afford to be like Esau. Waiting patiently for our blessing is important but we must also remember to regard what God has for us with RESPECT and VALUE. Each blessing carries a weight of Glory and we have to be mature enough to handle its value in our lives as we await for what God has in store for us. We can be cheated out of our blessing like Esau if we don’t understand the assignment of those trying to rob us out of what is rightfully ours. So pray to increase your discernment in the coming days because there will be those (including those closest to you) who will be able to discern the value of what God has in store for you and will try to cheat you out of what God already preordained to be yours. Seek wisdom and recognize the assignment against your life over it. The enemy tries to kill, steal and destroy but God wants you to have life and life more abundantly.
My Last Word:
In your abundant seeking meditations, do not forget the enemy of your soul that wants to rob you of it so pray for God to place a hedge of protection around you and a protection over your promise so that the enemy has no room to steal what is rightfully yours. Do not be passive and be caught unaware of the agenda against your blessing like Esau, be wise and outsmart the Jacobs that try to trick you out of it. Abundance is your PORTION so protect it and regard it with RESPECT and VALUE and be alert at all times. This isn’t the time to be caught with your pants down and with the wool over your eyes. Be discerning and be alert. Don’t forget to seek wisdom as your pray for an increase of DISCERNMENT. Be VIGILANT as you maintain the Focus on God during your meditations. Remember, God has your JEREMIAH 29:11 for you, so fight for it rather than end up like Esau, seeking for it with TEARS.
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
[ Blessings of Obedience ] “Then it shall come to pass, because you listen to these judgments, and keep and do them, that the LORD your God will keep with you the covenant and the mercy which He swore to your fathers.
[ Blessings on Obedience ] “Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the LORD your God will set you high above all nations of the earth.
And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the LORD your God
“The LORD will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the LORD your God is giving you.
Salvation belongs to the LORD. Your blessing is upon Your people. Selah
For You meet him with the blessings of goodness; You set a crown of pure gold upon his head.
He shall receive blessing from the LORD, And righteousness from the God of his salvation.
Blessings are on the head of the righteous, But violence covers the mouth of the wicked.
The blessing of the LORD makes one rich, And He adds no sorrow with it.
For I will pour water on him who is thirsty, And floods on the dry ground; I will pour My Spirit on your descendants, And My blessing on your offspring;
I will make them and the places all around My hill a blessing; and I will cause showers to come down in their season; there shall be showers of blessing.
that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
[ Redemption in Christ ] Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,
saying, “Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.”
Day 7 of 21 Day Daniel Fast - So today’s meditation is concerning the need for repenting and fessing up our mistakes, failures, wrongdoings, offenses against other people, against ourselves and ultimately against GOD. If we really want God to hear from heaven regarding our need of His hand of Mercy and Grace on our lives, we need to put everything that doesn’t represent Him under the Blood of Jesus Christ. We need to confront our sinful natures and also the sins of generations past in order to cause God to hear our prayers and heal us, restore us, fight for us and turn us away from condemnation.When we refuse to repent because of our puffed up pride or simply because we’re in denial of our wrongdoings and willful behaviors that cause us to be in trouble or cause us to be left in pain, we leave no room for God to help us out of our situations.
Today, I emphasize the need for us to seriously look deep within ourselves and renounce the things that keep us from progressing in our lives. Seek Gods face for forgiveness of all sins known and unknown, for things we have done or have failed to do (Commission & Omission), for the things our relatives and generations past have done that are affecting your current generations/or future generations that we have not been put under the Blood of Jesus Christ. I am referring to Generational curses/tendencies such as i.e. alcoholism, abuse, divorces, rejection, anger and bitterness, slander, murder etc. Whatever it is, put it under the Blood during this time of Prayer and Fasting and seek God’s face to heal your afflictions and restore the years where you suffered because of Guilt and Shame and also Unforgiveness.
Essentially, repentance is a call for serious humility. It says in the Word that:
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
So, everything that we need to repent for during this Fast must first be put under the Blood so that we can come to the Father and He will hear from heaven when we humble ourselves and Pray and seek his face as we turn from our Wicked ways.
2 Chronicles 7:14
if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
The promise of Repentance is that He will heal Us and He will Heal the Land. When the Land is Healed, everything begins to prosper and therefore, we will prosper. So I implore you to think about repenting for your past mistakes and failures and for the past mistakes and failures and sins that have been past onto you from generation to generation through bloodline sins. Seek God’s forgiveness in these areas in humility and set aside your pride so that God will Hear from Heaven. Also, do not forget to forgive those that have wronged you. As hard as this may sound to believe, God will forgive you when you also learn to forgive others as well no matter how grievous their offense may be.
But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “ God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”
Because we are engaged in a Spiritual battle, you have to be aware that the Devil would rather have you suffer in your PRIDE and NOT repent than see you go on your knees before God and repent because He (Jesus) is the one that can set you Free from the Devil’s schemes.
Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.
Isn’t it better to walk in the freedom of the Word of God that says He’ll forgive if you repent than be enslaved to sin?
Remember to not participate in this 21 Day Daniel Fast (or any other Fast for that matter) in vain and Fast with a purpose to Change your Ways, your thoughts, and most importantly YOURSELF. Think about all this during your meditations.
I have a song that I love yet again to share with you to meditate on How much God loves you enough to send His only Begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not Perish but have everlasting Life (John 3:16).
He Forgives All so seek to be Forgiven by repenting for all your mistakes and failures that you have committed, that your families have committed which include others who have done wrong against you. Seek God’s Hand of Forgiveness so that He may bless you with DIVINE Freedom from condemnation, guilt and shame. This song is from Dietrick Haddon and it’s called AMEN. Be Blessed by this Song.
Scriptures to Meditate
[ A Call to Repentance ] “ Now, therefore,” says the LORD, “ Turn to Me with all your heart, With fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.”
But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’ For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”
When Jesus heard it, He said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”
So they went out and preached that people should repent.
I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.
Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.
and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,
When they heard these things they became silent; and they glorified God, saying, “Then God has also granted to the Gentiles repentance to life.”
Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent,
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.
1 John 1:7
But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
4 John, to the seven churches which are in Asia:
Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed[a] us from our sins in His own blood, 6 and has made us kings[b] and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.