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Counselors of Peace

Proverbs 12:20

Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, but counselors of peace have joy.”

Recently, when praying about what I could do in my city concerning the COVID plot to change the election – the interruption to a booming USA business economy from a germ that can be dismissed by proven, multi-decade, pre-tested, and highly successful and cheap medicine, I was given the scripture above.

Key to the COVID Silver Bullet

Last night, while watching Daystar Christian Network, I heard about the most amazing solution that was given to a Christian frontline doctor who was on a 48 hour shift. He was burdened by wanting to find a cure for his patients in March. Go to www.covidsilverbullet.com. Dr. Richard Bartlett has more than 28 years of experience in medicine, serving his patients as a general practitioner and in emergency care settings. His excellence in general medicine in underserved areas came to the attention of Governor Rick Perry, who appointed Dr. Bartlett to the newly-formed Texas Health Disparities Taskforce.

Remember early on in the first quarter of this year, how governments everywhere, WHO, and CDC with their “pearls of wisdom”, were telling hospitals to wait? If someone was sick, wait till they get worse, then admit them to a hospital. All along there was a proven solution with early treatment. Is it more than interesting how Dr. Fauci, who never practiced frontline medicine or worked in a practice with sick patients, owns stock and patents in big pharmaceutical companies? Why doesn’t Dr. Fauci, drug companies, WHO, and the “left” want a $3 proven cure with little to no side effects? There’s no retained money in offering people a solution at such a low cost. Remember how the President was attacked by taking Malaria medicine (hydroxychloroquine) as a precaution? This particular medicine has been around for 50 years with little to no side effects.

Based on Dr. Richard Bartlett’s experience and recommendation, which you can find on his website (www.covidsilverbullet.com) to share with your doctor, here is some info from that site to help you understand:

·       Inhaled Budesonide

His successful treatment includes using an inhaled corticosteroid called budesonide, used with a nebulizer. Budesonide is a prescription drug that any doctor or nurse practitioner can prescribe for respiratory symptoms.

·       Stops the Spread

Inhaled budesonide used with a nebulizer blocks the inflammatory chemicals released by the virus. Inhaled budesonide targets the lungs and does not affect your immune system or body’s ability to heal, like systemic steroids do.

·       Safe & Tested

Inhaled budesonide is a generic drug that is extremely safe and has been around for over 20 years. It is FDA-approved for asthma and lung inflammation. It is not FDA-approved for COVID, but no drug has been approved yet.

·       COVID Studies

As of July 2020, many institutions and countries are starting to study inhaled budesonide for COVID, including the NIH, France, Spain, Oxford University, and Queensland University of Technology.

·       What to Do

If you test positive for COVID or have symptoms of COVID and do not test positive for the flu, ask your doctor if inhaled budesonide is right for you. Start taking it ASAP. DO NOT stay home and “manage your symptoms”! Early treatment is the key!

All of our lives have been so greatly affected by the “left’s” attempts to derail President Trump at any cost. I was reading this scripture and decided to launch some more local prayer meetings. To decree peace on our streets, schools, city council, police, and firemen.

My purpose was not to concentrate on the negative nor on the first part of the scripture “Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil…”; however, let’s look at it for a brief moment.

Proverbs 12:20-21 (Benson Commentary)

Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil — Either, 1st, Deceit toward others, whom they design to deceive, and then to destroy, while good counselors bring safety and joy to others: or, rather, 2d, To themselves. So the sense of the verse is, They whose hearts devise mischief against others, shall be deceived in their hopes, and bring that trouble upon themselves which they design against others: but they who, by good counsels, labor to promote the peace and happiness of others, shall reap the comfort and benefit of it themselves. There shall no evil happen to the just.”

Key to safety and success

Let’s look at other scriptures before and after verse 20, to bring context. You will see a lot of instruction to engage in truth, speaking in wisdom, being faithful; and finally routing out and exposing deceit, injustice, and falsities.

“He who speaks truth [when he testifies] tells what is right, but a false witness utters deceit [in court].18 There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.19 Truthful lips will be established forever, but a lying tongue is [credited] only for a moment.20 Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, but counselors of peace have joy.21 No harm befalls the righteous, but the wicked are filled with trouble.22 Lying lips are extremely disgusting to the Lord, but those who deal faithfully are His delight.23 A shrewd man is reluctant to display his knowledge [until the proper time], but the heart of [over-confident] fools proclaims foolishness.24 The hand of the diligent will rule, but the negligent and lazy will be put to forced labor.25 Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, but a good (encouraging) word makes it glad.”

Key to Worshiping in Peace

Check out this song: Peace Be Still (feat. Lauren Daigle) // The Belonging Co // All The Earth

Key to Joy

I never realized that rejoicing and joy are coupled together. Maybe you are struggling today. Maybe you don’t feel like rejoicing. Well, the counselors of peace have joy. So rejoice! The precursor to joy is to rejoice. That’s how you stir up the gift within you, like Paul told Timothy in 2 Tim 1:6 (KJV)

 
Romans 12:12 – Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

James 1:2 – My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;

Romans 15:13 – Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

Philippians 4:4 – Rejoice in the Lord always: [and] again I say, Rejoice.

Galatians 5:22 – But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

John 16:24 – Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

1 Peter 1:8 – Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see [him] not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:

Proverbs 17:22  A merry heart doeth good [like] a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

John 16:22 – And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.

Romans 14:17 – For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

Psalms 16:9 – Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

1 Thessalonians 5:16 – Rejoice evermore.

Psalms 118:24 – This [is] the day [which] the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

The first thing to understand is that you are not alone. Jesus is our intercessor. Jesus is interceding for you today, even now; your home, finances, health, relationships are protected by Jesus’ prayer. Do you think that Jesus knows how to pray? Do you think that Jesus can pray the best kind of prayers for you?

Well, here’s the proof:

Romans 8:34   Who [is] he that condemneth? [It is] Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

1 Timothy 2:5 – For [there is] one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

Hebrews 7:25– Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

So what’s our responsibility? What are we to do?


Ephesians 6:18 – Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

1 Timothy 2:1 – I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, [and] giving of thanks, be made for all men;

Hebrews 12:1– Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset [us], and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
James 5:16 – Confess [your] faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man (person) availeth much.

Are your prayers real? Do they really exist? What happens to them? Where do they go? Well, here are four scriptures that show that you are not just moving your lips in vain. Your heart is not exposed and doing something foolish. Heaven is actually collecting and recording your prayers and translating them into perfume, a sweet aroma! Imagine all the prayers spoken in different languages around the planet. Holy Spirit then translates them into perfume – a fragrance that lingers sweetly upon the nostrils of God. Your prayers are reminding God in a different way. God doesn’t just hear your prayers, but His nose smells your prayers. Profound!

So, be careful how you pray. Pray diligently with all your heart and soul. Make every word count by taking communion often. By walking with clean hands and a pure heart as much as possible (Proverbs 24:4).

Revelation 5:8 – And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four [and] twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.

Revelation 8:3 – And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer [it] with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.

Revelation 8:4 – And the smoke of the incense, [which came] with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand.

So, in summary:

We are called to expose deceit and corruption by being counselors of peace, tempered by joy. The best way to do this is to live a righteous and exemplary life openly, in business and leisure – always in and through prayer.

Start a prayer meeting in your home or church for your city. Jesus, your High Priest and Intercessor, has given you the keys to the Kingdom (Mathew 16:19). So take the key for your city and start binding deceitfulness and loosing peace and a revival of joy! Amen!

Comit Your Way

Psalm 37:5 (AMP)

Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him also and He will do it.”

We are living in a time when governments and elected officials are overstepping their bounds and suppressing the Church. Many pastors are manipulated by local mayors and governors, rather than inspired by God’s Word or honoring the code of their callings. Many pastors are enjoying a sabbatical during this COVID narrative that the left is using to shut our economy down so that President Trump will not be elected. They couldn’t impeach President Trump. Whether you agree with this statement or not, you can’t argue that the numbers at the Center for Disease Control and WHO are being altered and manipulated. If you think I’m crazy, then wait till after the November elections in 3 months and watch all this hype and publicity disappear. Mysteriously, all the cities that democrat or “blue” mayors and democrat or “blue” governors have closed down – their economies and suppressed school openings or business openings or restrictions will suddenly go away. You will also see a huge uprising, and these politicians that don’t care about your or my ability to make a living will be voted out of office. Americans on the left or the right will only stand for so much nonsense before they revolt and vote these economy alarmists and recourse out.

Example 1: If you test positive, every time you return to a doctor, they list that visit in national statistics as a new COVID case.

Example 2: If you had COVID, which was created and released into our country by China and the scientists in 2019, and your immune system prevailed and you are over it, the CDC and WHO will list you as a new case.

Example 3: Scientists now say that a new wave of respiratory issues will emanate from all the carbon dioxide people are re-breathing into their lungs from wearing masks.

Example 4: COVID is one of many cold viruses.

Example 5: COVID has mutated, and human’s immune system needs to adjust and learn to combat germs. That is what the immune system is created to do.  This is an amazing attribute.  So as younger, healthier people contract colds and germs, our immune system builds up resistance and eventually a society overcomes.

Therefore now more than ever we need to keep committed to the Great Commission stated in

Mark 16:15, Luke 14:23, Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 1:7-8. We are commanded to “go” from a higher power than local or national government.

“Commit your way” means walking and moving forward, not hiding in your home or behind some mask re-breathing carbon dioxide. Get out and minister in public; help others in this crisis.

Anti-COVID medicine is available when prayer is launched in your personal life.

 

Jude 20 (AMP)

“But you, beloved, build yourselves up on [the foundation of] your most holy faith [continually progress, rise like an edifice higher and higher], pray in the Holy Spirit…”

Proverbs 16:3 (AMP)

Commit your works to the LORD [submit and trust them to Him],

And your plans will succeed [if you respond to His will and guidance].”

The ordinances of the church must be done in person. Water baptisms, baby dedications, administering communion to the sick and bed ridden. The doctrine is of the laying on of hands (Heb. 6:1).

We may adjust our schedule and our walk. Communion helps us adjust. Communion nullifies idle words. Our relatives and friends will see us as a new creation.

At the race track, the referee says, “Start your engines.” So, race car drivers warm their engines. Then a checkered flag and gunshot go off and the race begins. Jesus fired the gun at Calvary. His blood is the checkered flag. You have been commanded to “go”.

Act 1:8 (AMP)

“But you will receive power and ability when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be My witnesses [to tell people about Me] both in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the ends of the earth.”

 

We are starting our spiritual engines, ready to start walking. In the spirit we are pushing powers of darkness back if we engage publicly and not shrink back.

 

Hebrews 10:39

But our way is not that of those who shrink back to destruction, but [we are] of those who believe [relying on God through faith in Jesus Christ, the Messiah] and by this confident faith preserve the soul.”

 

If anyone had a reason to idle back, to throttle back, to relax a little, it was Paul the Apostle. He had been beaten, stoned, shipwrecked, and on and on. Imagine Paul shrinking back? How it would have affected us today. We would have excuses, but now none.

 

Acts 20:20-24 (AMP)

“ [you know] how I did not shrink back in fear from telling you anything that was for your benefit, or from teaching you in public meetings, and from house to house…” 

 

Conflict with victory breeds assurance. Self-confidence in the Lord is obtained when one comes through or out of something successfully. We see here:

 

 

1 John 4:17 (AMP) “In this [union and fellowship with Him], love is completed and perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment [with assurance and boldness to face Him]; because as He is, so are we in this world.”

Significance comes out of prayer. Destiny and purpose are refined. Show me someone who prays in the Sprit to the point of breakthrough or saturation, and I will show you someone who has light in their eyes, and a skip in their step. Prayer is sickle that cuts through nonsense, insignificance, and mundaneness.

Now our power base is in God’s cocoon of prayer. True rest and soul peace comes when we pray to a point of Kingdom awareness or presence. We are not simpletons. We were not made to have someone else preach to us everything and make all of our decisions. Jesus made a way where we can directly communicate with the Father.

We will not be lukewarm in this time of history, but our efforts will bring forth everlasting fruit. As a youth, do you remember skipping stones in a lake of water? The amount of ripples depends on your efforts.

Cats always land on their feet.  God gave them a special ability. The way cats manage to land on their feet is called the righting reflex. They can turn themselves the right way around during the fall to land safely on their feet. Their low body to weight ratio also helps cats to land on their feet as it manages to slow their velocity while falling. If God put this in a cat, what do you think he will do in and through and for and to his sons and daughters?

St. Francis of Assisi said, “A cat purring on your lap is more healing than any drug in the world, as the vibrations you are receiving are of pure love and contentment”. Only 2 countries in the world allow open drug commercials on TV. The USA is one of them.  It has become so normal to see drug advertisements, that so many Americans and Christians have heavily justified prescription drug intake for any and all ailments, rather than stand on God’s Word or choose God’s healing.

The next step of the WHO is mandatory COVID vaccinations. If you do not submit, you will not be allowed into the marketplace to work. Cross God’s bridge today, or WHO will herd you over their bridge tomorrow.

We need a Word as we go out in public. Not bravado or zeal, but a Word of God against COVID. Have you taken your serum or had your Holy Ghost inoculation today at the prayer table?

Matthew 4:4 (AMP)“But Jesus replied, “It is written and forever remains written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes out of the mouth of God.’”

This “word” in Greek means “rhema” or “spoken word”. Let God speak to you today something that brings fire in your belly and true confidence in your soul. When you receive a Word from God in prayer, it’s like rocket fuel. You feel inspired, envisioned, and motivated to go in a certain direction. Motivated to continue, perhaps all alone, standing in faith about a certain issue. You have hope, courage.

God’s words are sweet like honey. They leave a good taste. We thank you once again, Lord, for significance. A honey of a day. A sweet day!

Song of Solomon 4:11 (AMP)

Your lips, my [promised] bride, drip honey [as the honeycomb]

 Honey and milk are under your tongue, and the fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.”

This tool is sharp and effective.  It causes the poeple in your life to have ears to hear.  Not because of suaveness, our good looks or humor, but Gods fragrance.

3 John 2 (KJV)

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”

Fire Behind The Throne

Fire comes from the glory of God! In Revelation 4:5, we see God’s throne and worship of our creator:

 From the throne came flashes of lightning and [rumbling] sounds and peals of thunder. Seven lamps of fire were burning in front of the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.”

God backs His word. The Word manifested in the flesh in the world was Jesus! Has he come into your world? Has He rocked your world? Has friction in your family been evident since you became born again?Has your house been set on fire? Not literally, but spiritually, since you became born again.

If you were arrested for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence for a conviction?

Proverbs 12:20 (AMP)

Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil,

But counselors of peace have joy.”

How can we enter into a productive rest?Productive peace?

Like turtle pulling its head in, we must learn defensive and offense warfare. Turtle’s shell shows us that we need to use the Armor of God, spoken of in Ephesians 6.

Luke 12:49-53

“I have come to cast fire (judgment) on the earth; and how I wish that it were already kindled!I have a baptism [of great suffering] with which to be baptized, and how [greatly] I am distressed until it is accomplished!Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division [between believers and unbelievers]; for from now on five in one household will be divided [over Me], three against two and two against three.They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”

Here Jesus talks about friction that comes when a believer in a family portrays the new life. When we become a new creation.

2 Cor. 5:17-18 (NKJV)

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

Now this new experience can produce friction with our friends and family. So what is the solution? Maybe traditions in your family are being shaken. You once went to the family church, but now you want to go where Holy Spirit and fire are. Friction. House is on fire.

 

“18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation…”

The answer is reconciliation, meaning your people need to be converted like you. Your friends and family need to be a new creation like you. Welcome to the war!

“Well, that’s for my pastor,” you might say. No, that’s for you! The Word says you now are a minister! “I haven’t been to bible school.”The Word says you are a minister of reconciliation. “I just was born again, saved – I don’t know how.” Yes, you do! Just share your story of HIS-Story, because you are now a minster.”

Luke 12:54-56

He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you immediately say, ‘It is going to rain,’ and that is how it turns out.And when [you see that] a south wind is blowing, you say, ‘It will be a hot day,’ and it happens.You hypocrites (play-actors, pretenders)! You know how to analyze and intelligently interpret the appearance of the earth and sky [to forecast the weather], but why do you not intelligently interpret this present time?”

This is where Jesus’ words get interesting. How does this apply during this COVIDpandemic?

John 16:2

“They will put you out of the synagogues and make you outcasts. And a time is coming when whoever kills you will think that he is offering service to God.”

Recently a friend of mine, a pastor in Tampa, was arrested for having services on the front end of the virus. He spent $100K on special air conditioning equipment and introduced social distancing. Then guess what? It was other churches that put pressure on the City Council, and next thing you know the sheriff came to his house and arrested him. Not heathen or the unsaved, but alleged religious, no doubt jealous organizations.

The good that came out of this was the civil rights attorneys he hired to sue the State of Florida based upon the Bill of Rights and our constitutional privileges. In very short order the governor declared that churches were now essential.

So God says you are essential, but what is the “state of affairs” in your home? Are you willing to stand up and go to war? How do we war?

2 Timothy 2:4

“No soldier when in service gets entangled in the enterprises of [civilian] life; his aim is to satisfy and please the one who enlisted him.”

So how do we engage? How do we get our friends and relatives off our back and enlisted into Gods army? We can “Peace a River” in our souls like the ole’ song says.

Paul told Timothy to “stir up the gift” that was.

Question: What does it mean to stir up the gift? (2 Timothy 1:6)

Answer:“stir up the gift” is a phrase written by the apostle Paul to Timothy, his young disciple in the faith: “Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.

Stir up the gift” also appears in the KJV of this verse, but other translations read “fan into flames the gift” (ESV, NIV, NLT), “keep ablaze the gift” (HCSB), and “rekindle the gift” (CSB, NRSV).

In 2 Timothy, Paul reminds him that it was his mother and grandmother that prayed him in. Thank God for praying mothers and grandmothers!

“5 I remember your sincere and unqualified faith [the surrendering of your entire self to God in Christ with confident trust in His power, wisdom and goodness, a faith] which first lived in [the heart of] your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am confident that it is in you as well.”

So there are seven baptisms in the bible. The third is the baptism into the Holy Spirit, and the fourth is the baptism into fire.

A missionary friend of mine wrote recently, “Don’t try to avoid it. Prepare your heart for it, for it is coming soon. In fact it is already kindled. Can’t you see the sparks of it?”

Accept that fire! Allow yourself to be immersed in it, and you will become a brand of fire that will help set the whole world on fire.

And after this last great revival fire, I will gather My messengers of fire (Hebrews 1:7) home to Me, and I will baptize the world that has rejected My precious fire of the Holy Spirit, by sending such a fire as it has never known.  Peter saw it and wrote about it in 2 Peter 3:7, 10. And so did the prophets of old (Isaiah 66:15-16,24).

There is a secular movie in which Stephen Segal was, called “Fire Down Below.” click here to read the plot.”

Why do I talk about a secular movie? Well, before we are born again, we have the fire of Adam. The fire of sin. The plot is about Taggert finding hidden toxic chemicals in caves – mining shafts. So he takes on the underworld and cartel profiting. Don’t let your old man pretend to tell you there are profits.  We have all kinds of toxic waste in our old man that needs to be purged by the fire of heaven.

Eph. 4:22

that, regarding your previous way of life, you put off your old self [completely discard your former nature], which is being corrupted through deceitful desires, and be continually renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh, untarnished mental and spiritual attitude], and put on the new self [the regenerated and renewed nature], created in God’s image, [godlike] in the righteousness and holiness of the truth [living in a way that expresses to God your gratitude for your salvation].”

I assure you that there are many people that have become born again that still have one foot in the world and one in Church or the Lord! Many people know Jesus as their savior, but few know him as their Lord!

How do we get that old man subdued, out of us? The answer is the fire. The baptism of fire.

At West Point Academy there is the “Master of the Sword.” The Master of the Sword, or MOS, is the title of the head of the Department of Physical Education and the director of the program of physical instruction at the United States Military Academy at West Point. This position is unique in that the physical program at the academy is both academic and non-academic. Some of the courses are taught in a classroom or laboratory environment and some elements of the physical program are stand-alone testing and non-tested events that must be completed by all cadets during their time at the academy.

Have you been tested lately? How deep and wide was your test? There used to be a song we sang called “Deep and Wide.” Did you pass your test? Remember, you are a soldier now. You’re enlisted into God’s army. You volunteered! You were not drafted, but as an act of your free will you enlisted. So don’t whine or complain when trials come. God is trying to burn out of you the old man and false fire or carnal nature that’s keeping you from being the master of the sword to your friends and family.

Finally, to graduate “fire school”, we need to lose our attitudes. All bitterness and complaining when you were in a test have to go. Our example:

Daniel 3:27

“And the satraps, administrators, governors, and the king’s counselors gathered together, and they saw these men on whose bodies the fire had no power; the hair of their head was not singed nor were their garments affected, and the smell of fire was not on them.”

The boys in Daniel came out without the “smell of smoke”!

There is a song called “God Leads Us Along” by George A. Young, which is a great reminder that God is with us through it all:

“Some through the waters, some through the flood,

Some through the fire, but all through the blood;

Some through great sorrow, but God gives a song,

In the night season and all the day long.”

Let this day be set aside for a rekindled flame. Let the fire spread to friends and family. Results must come forward. We must have evidence if we are convicted.

You shall become witnesses after the fire. The testimony must be firsthand before, during, and after all of our tests – that God is good, and when people taste and see our lives, they will not spit us out but enjoy our testimony!

Act 1:8 (AMP)

“But you will receive power and ability when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be My witnesses [to tell people about Me] both in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the ends of the earth.”

It Is No Secret

Isaiah 26:3 King James Version (KJV) “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

In prayer and intersession this morning we prayed for the minds of the 100 or so in our branch and group in Jacksonville. That everyone’s mind would stay crisp and sharp and never turn into ‘mush’ from the disease Dementia.

Last night in my sleep, I was singing over and over an old song that I heard first hand in a Church in Las Vegas, in 1979 called Centerama Christian Center. Stuart was leaning on his wife, both around 80 or so. It is etched on my mind like it was yesterday.

Here is how he tells the creation of this great song, that filled a trunk up with suicide letters, letters of people’s despair. While and after hearing this song, Hope emerged in so many hearts, so much so, that people had to respond. God is wooing you to action today and to respond in some way for the Kingdom. It may seem trivial for you to pick up the phone and call, write a card or pray a prayer for someone. But it could be the very bridge that brings Hope and Change to someone day!

In 1949, when Billy Graham was in Los Angeles for an evangelist meetings under “The Big Tent,” Hamblen’s wife persuaded him to attend one of the services. Early the following morning he requested an appointment with Graham – which was granted – and during their conversation Hamblen surrendered his life to be a follower of Christ.

Hamblen tells the story behind one of his songs:

“I wrote the song one night, shortly after midnight. My wife and I had been visiting one of Hollywood’s most famous movie stars. We had gone over to his home just to fill him in on some of the things that had happened in his recent absence.”

“Somehow the discussion got around to how people can solve problems within themselves. I remember making a statement such as, ‘It’s no secret what God can do in a man’s life.’ About two hours later, as we were about to leave the actor’s home he said, ‘Stuart you ought to write a song about it is no secret what God can do. That is a beautiful thought.’”

“As we walked across the lawn, back to our house, I began to think about it. When we arrived at home I walked into the living room and sat down at the organ.

Our hall clock began to “chime” the hour of midnight. I grabbed a pen and started writing, ‘The chimes of time ring out the news, another day is through’ and on and on until the song was finished. I then turned and glanced at the hall clock. It was only 17 minutes after midnight. I couldn’t believe it. I had never been able to write any musical composition in less than three or four hours. I thought the clock had stopped. I then looked and saw the big pendulum still swinging.”

Hamblen’s song has been heard in every small city, town and hamlet in America and in countless places around the world – in more than 50 languages. Stuart’s neighbor, who made the suggestion about writing the song, was John Wayne. You better believe it, pardner!

“Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” – 1 Corinthians 2:9

It Is No Secret

The chimes of time ring out the news another day is through
Someone slipped and fell was that someone you
You may have long for added strength your courage to renew
Do not be this hearten for I bring hope to you
It is no secret what God can do what he’s done for others he’ll do for you
(With arms wide open He’ll part anew) it is no secret what God can do
(There is no night for end his light you’ll never walk alone
Always feel at home wherever you may roam
There is no power can conquer you while God is on your side
Just take him at his promise don’t run away and hide)
It is no secret what God can do what he’s done for others he’ll do for you
(With arms wide open He’ll part anew) it is no secret what God can do
(What God can do)

We come against Dementia and mind altering diseases Romans 5:5 King James Version (KJV)And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

So Hope is actually a precursor or stimulate of Faith. As we get older, we fall into routines. We need Hope, Purpose, a daily Kingdom connection to plug us in and keep or Faith Passionate. What is the catalyst? It is Hope. How do you get Hope, by giving Hope to others. Start by praying in your prayer closet. Then meet with some friends once a week, praying for a Purpose. Praying over those younger than you in a group. Then call them, invite them, counsel them (Prov 12:20) and Joy will come.

1Bless and affectionately praise the Lord, O my soul,
And all that is [deep] within me, bless His holy name.

Bless and affectionately praise the Lord, O my soul,
And do not forget any of His benefits;

Who forgives all your sins,
Who heals all your diseases;

First the natural then the spiritual, maybe you have a friend or relative with a chemical imbalance and in prayer you sow some vitamins or plant the idea of encouraging them to change their diet. This could be profound and as their body comes into balance (1 Cor 15:46) continue to call their name out loud and say “I come against Dementia and mind altering diseases and rebuke it by the power of the blood of Jesus over ________________ in Jesus name. !

Philippians 4:7-9 Amplified Bible (AMP)And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours].

There is true peace and false peace. The body of Christ needs your help. Older Christians need to fight against Apathy, against satisfaction of “good ole days” when they were involved and not feel time to coast. Maybe your old praying friends and friends you went to Church with are gone, disabled, etc and you are discouraged.  Find true peace by uniting with us or anyone of “Like Precious Faith” (2 Pet 1:1). Help us shake the tree and shake the branch for fruit. Help us run through a troop and leap over a wall (Psalm 18:29) for Jesus in our old agedness can do more through us, than in our Youth. I know this sounds crazy, but it is true!

Romans 12:2 Amplified Bible (AMP)And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be [a]transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you]. 

God has a  plan for this ministry and every ministry that wants to engage and build. In Christianity, ministry is an activity carried out by Christians to express or spread their faith, the prototype being the Great Commission. … Some ministries are identified formally as such, and some are not; some ministry is directed towards members of the church, and some towards non-members.

Nehemiah 2:18 & 20 AMP I answered them, “The God of heaven [has appointed us for His purpose and] will give us success; therefore we His servants will arise and build, but you have no portion, right, or memorial in Jerusalem.”

In Chapter 18 and 20, two times Nehemiah says “Arise and Build”.  There are blue prints in heaven with your name on them. What are you  planning on doing today?  Same ole same ole? Or something important? What is it? Are you on your post?

1 Peter 1:13 AMP So prepare your minds for action, be completely sober [in spirit—steadfast, self-disciplined, spiritually and morally alert], fix your hope completely on the grace [of God] that is coming to you when Jesus Christ is revealed.

God did a quick work through Nehemiah rebuilding the Wall.   “Once there, Nehemiah defied the opposition of Judah’s enemies on all sides—Samaritans, Ammonites, Arabs and Philistines—and rebuilt the walls within 52 days, from the Sheep Gate in the North, the Hananeel Tower at the North West corner, the Fish Gate in the West, the Furnaces Tower at the Temple Mount’s South West …”  We don’t know how old he was. He did have a secular job. His job helped prepare him. His job helped him deal with Fear, Viruses, Poisons etc. He had to drink the Kings wine, water , taste food to make sure it was not poisoned. This is why we can’t allow Covid to allow us to shrink back in fear. (Rev 12:11)

He also instituted extensive moral and liturgical reforms in rededicating the Jews to Yahweh.

If ever we needed the elderly in our community to engage and get involved it is now. We see the chart below. And even baby boomers (56-76 who grew up in 60’s and Vietnam era) searching for false counsel and peace through psychologists, prescription drugs etc and etc. Baby Boomers: Baby boomers were born between 1944 and 1964. They’re current between 56-76 years old (76 million in U.S.)

  • Gen X: Gen X was born between 1965 – 1979 and are currently between 41-55 years old (82 million people in U.S.)
  • Gen Y: Gen Y, or Millennials, were born between 1980 and 1994. They are currently between 26-40 years old.
    • Gen Y.1 = 25-29 years old (31 million people in U.S.)
    • Gen Y.2 = 29-39 (42 million people in U.S.)
  • Gen Z: Gen Z is the newest generation to be named and were born between 1995 and 2015. They are currently between 5-25 years old (nearly 74 million in U.S.)

Where are you elderly, we need you to engage us, hold us accountable. To show you care. Arise a (still) build and do not laugh like Sarah did (gen 18:12) when the angel visited Abraham and promised a Child and Change.

Let God do a quick work renewing your mind today. Stand up, Stand tall. If you must fall, fall forward, doing something for the cause of Christ.

Praise In The Midst Of Thunder

Psalms 150:6 (AMP)

“Let everything that has breath and every breath of life praise the LORD! Praise the LORD! (Hallelujah!)”

We must learn to praise in the midst of trouble and find the peace that surpasses all understanding. The God of peace sits on a throne of peace.

Philippians 4:7 (AMP)

And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours].”

In the midst of controversy, assault, financial pressure, isolation, sickness – praise Him!

“Thunder, Thundering.” According to Vine’s Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words, “[1,,G1027bronte] in Mark 3:17 ‘sons of thunder’ is the interpretation of Boanerges, the name applied by the Lord to James and John; their fiery disposition is seen in Mark 9:38Luke 9:54; perhaps in the case of James it led to his execution. The name and its interpretation have caused much difficulty; some suggest the meaning “the twins.” It is however most probably the equivalent of the Aramaic bene regesh, “sons of tumult;” the latter of the two words was no doubt used of “thunder” in Palestinian Aramaic; hence the meaning “the sons of thunder;” the cognate Hebrew word ragash, “to rage,” is used in Psalms 2:1 and there only. In John 12:29 bronte is used with ginomai, “to take place,” and rendered “it had thundered;” lit., “there was thunder;” elsewhere, Revelation 4:5Revelation 6:1Revelation 8:5Revelation 10:3Revelation 10:4Revelation 11:19Revelation 14:2Revelation 16:18Revelation 19:6.”

Some of us have fiery personalities. Not everybody is smooth and calm all the time. As a matter of fact, a lot of the folks that God uses are the ones that get things done. The fisherman Peter while a disciple and before becoming an apostle, was a hothead at times. Evidently, James and John had tendencies as well. Strong-willed people and personalities can offend others.  There is a process to God’s using you, and that involves dying to self, so that you don’t allow the thing that drives you to disqualify you. Your personality can only take you so far. God can direct or redirect a moving vessel. It’s the stale, lukewarm, and apathetic personalities that seem to hold up the plans and purposes of God the most.

What other kinds of thunder are there? There can be thunder from within and thunder from without. Some people never fully surrendered unto the Lord. They’re still holding back some corner, secret thing, place or room in their soul. Just like sonar bounces back when it hits an underwater object, peace can bounce back when it hits an obstacle in your soul. Rather than every area being invaded to the inner depths of your soul so that you find true peace with God and man and most importantly yourself, there can remain in many Christians a wrestle or inner fight.

There is thunder without. There can be storms from life, storms in business – whether they be self-induced or demonic. Attacks can sometimes be avoided by preventative maintenance or asking God for wisdom, power of prayer, and walking in humility. Other times they are unavoidable when you make a stand for Christ, when you go against the flow of the world and the world system. Your peers or friends may be flowing one way, but God causes you to rise to a higher level of obedience, and now thunder is building. Noise from without.

So when thunder comes, how do we find the higher place of praise? Try beholding Jesus (2 Cor. 3:18). Looking unto Jesus (Heb. 12:2). Realizing the work of righteousness is already done because of Jesus, and you are righteous (in right standing with God) because of His death on the cross.

Psalm 2:1-2

“Why are the nations in an uproar [in turmoil against God],
And why do the people devise a vain and hopeless plot?
The kings of the earth take their stand; And the rulers take counsel together
Against the Lord and His Anointed (the Davidic King, the Messiah, the Christ), saying…”

I find this passage interesting. It shows how the devil will use people to attack God’s anointed. If our opposition only knew their end, the futility and vanity of their power, power games, and manipulation, they would give up. So don’t you give up first! Make the devil give up by pressing in and walking and abiding in the anointing.

John 12:29

“The multitude therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it had thundered: others said, an angel hath spoken to him.”

We bind all mischief! There is a place of peace for each of us. You have a place called “There” waiting for you with provision and peace. This is your inheritance, which is your portion allotted to you by God.

The Lord in 1 Kings 17:3 told Elijah to go to the brook Cherith and there the ravens would feed him. We must be obedient to find our place, and “There” will our provisions be.

What does Cherith mean in the Bible? “Cherith” is a common English spelling of the Hebrew name כְּרִית “Kərīṯ”, that comes from the Hebrew root כרת (kh*r*t), meaning to cut off or cut down. The name also signifies to engrave or carve – a cutting, separation, gorge, torrent-bed, or winter-stream.

Out of being cut down or cut off from friends, family, or money, there is a covering in the blood of Jesus. Out of seasons of separation, divorce, fear, or thunder, is a place called “There” with provisions from the blood of Jesus.

That is why we need to find a place called “There”, and that only comes, my friend, from obedience to the Holy Spirit. We don’t need to go beyond our callings. The anointed place is the safe place under the “wings of the Almighty”, as in Psalm 91.

Psalm 91

“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High

Will remain secure and rest in the shadow of the Almighty [whose power no enemy can withstand].

We can be secure when we are obedient.

I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,

My God, in whom I trust [with great confidence, and on whom I rely]!”

For He will save you from the trap of the fowler…

What is your trap? What was your trap? I hope you know that the devil lays traps. Our mouths can lay traps (James 3:10-12).

And from the deadly pestilence.

He will cover you and completely protect you with His pinions,

And under His wings you will find refuge;

Whose protection are you seeking? Doctors, needles, masks?

His faithfulness is a shield and a wall.

You will not be afraid of the terror of night,

Nor of the arrow that flies by day…

We bind terror today and sudden fear, in Jesus’ name! Ephesians 6:16 says to bind the fiery darts of the enemy.

Nor of the pestilence that stalks in darkness,

Nor of the destruction (sudden death) that lays waste at noon…”

We bind COVID and all the germs or pestilence, and any death in our camp amongst God’s people, coming in the darkness on our hands or utensils, in Jesus’ name!

Have you ever heard this song?

Let the Wind Blow by The Imperials

There’s a storm on the horizon,
Oh, let the wind blow,
There is thunder in the heavens,
Oh, let the wind blow,
Let the rain fall down from the sky above,
Let the tempest roar ’til it’s had enough,
I’m trusting in the Lord of love,
Let the wind blow.

There is lightning in the distance,
Oh, let the wind blow,
There is darkness all around me,
Oh, let the wind blow,
Let the world give all the hurt it can,
Let the evil one devise his plans,
I’m trusting in the great I Am,
Let the wind blow.

Let the wind blow… blow as hard as it can,
Let the wind blow,
Upon the solid rock of God I stand,
Oh, let the wind blow.

There’s a storm on the horizon,
Oh, let the wind blow,
There is thunder in the heavens,
Oh, let the wind blow,
Let its mighty fury be unleashed,
Let the doubters…

So we see in Job 3 a clue to the possible magnet that brought him into calamity:

 

Job 3:25

“For the thing which I greatly fear comes upon me,

And that of which I am afraid has come upon me.”

Evidently, Job had a secret fear of losing everything. A lot of rich people have this fear. So go to God with your fears today and don’t allow the devil to come for you tomorrow. Do not open the door to the enemy through fear!

1 Peter 5:6-7

“Therefore humble yourselves [demote, lower yourselves in your own estimation] under the mighty hand of God, that in due time He may exalt you…”

Let “thunder” be your place of highest, most authentic praise to God!

Here on Earth as it is in Heaven

June 30th

Rend the Heavens

There’s a song that Rick Pino sings called “Rend the Heavens.” What does it mean? In it he sings “Rend the Heavens as we rend our heart,

This is my job description, this is my occupation,

Let it Reign! Let it Reign!”

Webster Dictionary says: to rend asunder; to tear to pieces. This sounds like it may be our responsibility to humble ourselves, not God’s.

James, the brother of Jesus said: “…purify your hearts you double-minded. Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to morning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.” James 4:8-10 (AMP)

Now the middle verse of the bible mentions three things:

 

Micah 6:8 (AMP)

He has told you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
Except to
be just, and to love [and to diligently practice] kindness (compassion),
And to
walk humbly with your God [setting aside any overblown sense of importance or self-righteousness]”

Open Heaven

Now in Mathew 6:10 we see Jesus praying:

“Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

  1. We can conclude that Matthew 6:10 is a plea for God’s kingdom to be inaugurated on earth,
  2. Which allows us to see what God wants every individual believer to do – His commands and precepts.

So this term – open heaven – also is about the results of prayer. If we pray and press through, heaven will comply. One of the greatest examples is when fasting is mixed with prayer:

Daniel 10:12 (AMP)

“Then he said to me, “Do not be afraid, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart on understanding this and on humbling yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to your words.”

To see results in prayer, we should pray until an eruption like a volcano takes place. This eruption could manifest in many ways: signs, wonders, miracles, overwhelming peace in the midst of bad news, joy unspeakable and full of glory. There could be many ways a manifestation comes forth. Bottom line is: let it come forth!

 

Sometimes an open heaven comes from obedience to the ordinances or baptism, which the bible commands us to do. This is why we can’t allow the government to shut the church down. Baby dedications, water baptisms, calling the elders to pray for you when you are sick, and communion are ordinances that are done in public.

 

Matthew 3:16 (AMP)

“After Jesus was baptized, He came up immediately out of the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he (John) saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and lighting on Him (Jesus).”

Cloud of Witnesses

 

Hebrews 12:1-2 (AMP)

 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who by faith have testified to the truth of God’s absolute faithfulness]…”

What is this cloud of witnesses in Heaven. In the midst of COVID and the craziness in 2020, why are we here? Why are you here, living? What is your purpose?

Well, Hebrews 11: 39 really shows us:

And all of these, though they gained [divine] approval through their faith, did not receive [the fulfillment of] what was promised, because God had us in mind and had something better for us, so that they [these men and women of authentic faith] would not be made perfect [that is, completed in Him] apart from us.”

So the cloud of witnesses is the great men and women who through the ages lived their lives by faith, hoping to see the end times. They are in Heaven now, cheering us on, watching us. Let’s make a stand for Christ and do great exploits (Daniel 11:32) to honor them and the Lord.

Heaven’s Choir

1) Some members of Heaven’s choir are angels:

 

Luke 2:13-14 (AMP)

 

Then suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host (angelic army) praising God and saying,
‘Glory to God in the highest [heaven],
And on earth peace among men with whom He is well-pleased.’”

 

What different types of angels does the Bible talk about? Several angels are mentioned in the Bible. These angels fall into two basic categories – those who serve God and the fallen angels (also known as demons). Among those angels who serve God, there are some specific types of angels mentioned in Scripture.

Seraphim (singular “seraph”) are angels mentioned only in Isaiah 6. They are shown as serving in the presence of God and have six wings: “Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew” (v. 2).

Cherubim (singular “cherub”; also seen in plural form as “cherubs”) are an interesting class of angels associated with the glory of God. They were depicted on the lid or top of the Ark of the Covenant and other aspects of the tabernacle and temple. In Genesis 3:24, cherubim guarded the Garden of Eden with a flaming sword. In Ezekiel 1 and 10, a visionary description is given of cherubim that includes multiple faces, human-like hands, and wings.

Archangel is mentioned in 1 Thessalonians 4:16 and in Jude 1:9 (in reference to Michael). Michael appears to be a warrior (Daniel 10:13-21; 12:1; Revelation 12:7). Gabriel is the other angel mentioned by name in the Bible (Daniel 8 and 9 in the Old Testament) and is a lead angel who seems to take messages from God to humans. For example, Gabriel is the same angel who appeared to Zechariah (Luke 1:19) and to Mary (Luke 1:26).

Other possible categories of angels include those mentioned in Ephesians 6:12: “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”

In addition, some have attempted to categorize the angels who appear to humans on earth. In each case, the angels appeared in human form (such as in Genesis 18). Other than Michael and Gabriel, names for angels are not given in Scripture (unless Satan is included). Holy angels serve a variety of duties, including relaying messages, performing miracles, facilitating judgment, and ministering to God’s people.

Fallen angels, or demons, are another category of angels. They include Satan (or the devil) who is the chief leader of fallen angels. Some demons are currently bound in judgment (2 Peter 2:4Jude 1:6), while others operate in the world today. All will one day be judged by God and sent into the lake of fire for eternity (Revelation 20:10).

 

2) Others in Heaven’s choir are elders.

 

Revelation 4:10-11 (KJV)

The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,

‘Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.’”

What is interesting is that the Greek word “presbuteros” is used, meaning old – not in respect of position, but in seniority of age; of rank or position of responsibility.

 

The number twenty four is representative of earthly conditions. The word “elder” is nowhere applied to angels. Who do you think these people were on earth?

 

3) Heaven’s choir also consists of other human members. They can be humans that have died or will be raptured:

 

Revelation 7:9-10 (ESV)

After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!’”

So let’s start practicing for Heaven’s choir, “Here on Earth as it is in Heaven” and sing, prophecy, and decree “Dry bones hear the Word of the Lord,” like in the song Rattle!

Run Through a Troop…

2 Samuel 22:30-32 (AMP) reads: For by You I can run upon a troop…

A troop. The military keynote is at once struck. “Gedud” (גְּדוּד) is a marauding band of light-armed troops sent out to plunder an enemy’s country. David “ran through” such a “troop” when he pursued and defeated the Amalekites who had plundered and burnt Ziklag (1 Samuel 30:17). It is called three times a “gedud” (verses 8 and 15 twice). So what troops are coming against your family, job, career, relatives, and home? Push through in prayer and reverse their attempts.

By my God I can leap over a wall. Lord, we stand against any walls that are placed in front of us as challenges or threats. Walls of poverty and ignorance we will overcome by leaping over them today.

31As for God, His way is blameless and perfect; the word of the Lord is tested. He is a shield to all those who take refuge and trust in Him.

This reminds me of Psalm 91:

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will remain secure and rest in the shadow of the Almighty [whose power no enemy can withstand].”

Security is ours today, resting while being productive.

2I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust [with great confidence, and on whom I rely]!”
For He will save you from the trap of the fowler, and from the deadly pestilence.

The word translated “pestilence” is often translated as “plague” or “disaster” in new versions of the English Bible. However, because the word is often paired with both of those, it may imply a greater devastation than mere physical disease. Pestilence incorporates any and all forms of public and mass destruction and often accompanies famine (Ezekiel 7:15) or war (Jeremiah 21:9). Jesus forewarned of pestilence when He described the end times (Luke 21:11).

We have been charged to be light and salt by Jesus; to be proactive and not reactive against devil’s wiles and schemes. Therefore, corona-virus will not come near us, accordingly to Psalm 91. We will not run or hide form this virus to live in fear this day. We will rise up instead and take authority over it – authority which Christ gave us. The virus will submit to the children of light!

So in Psalms 18:29 (AMP), “For by You I can crush a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall,” we see another scripture that repeats 2 Sam 22:30.  Jesus said that “by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. (Matthew 18:16 NKJV).

Therefore, empowered by the Word and Holy Spirit, we fight and stand against any troop or organized effort to hurt us or our people today. For we “dwell in the shelter of the Most High.”

Finally, James 5:16 (AMP) instructs us: Therefore, confess your sins to one another [your false steps, your offenses], and pray for one another, that you may be healed and restored. I see an avenue for success – it’s in communion and confession of faults to like-minded brothers and sisters of the faith, along the lines of transparency and humility. The door of humility and confession of sins leads to healing. We will walk through this door and obtain healing today!

“The heartfelt and persistent prayer of a righteous man (believer) can accomplish much.” Ladies, the word “man” can be substituted for “believer.” That’s interesting. If I’m a persistent and consistent prayer warrior, then not only will I accomplish much today, but as the Amplified Bible further explains, my prayer [when put into action and made effective by God – it  is dynamic and can have tremendous power].

The meaning here implies that I will accomplish dynamic things today and will walk in tremendous power. So do you hear that, Gabriel the messenger archangel? Do you hear that, Michael the chosen warring archangel? Go forth and protect us today and bring results to all of our prayers, prophecies, and decrees, in Jesus’ name!