You have Authority ( by Fenny West )

You Have Authority

 

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You have authority
Over every infirmity
Authority over penury and poverty
Authority over insanity;
Authority over powers,
dominions and principalities.

You have authority over mediocrity,
Conspiracy and hegemony;
Authority over matrimonial acrimony;
Authority over timidity.
You have authority –
Authority over the enemy.
Why
Because regardless of how you feel,
what you hear or what you see,
at the helm is the Master of the Sea.

Now personalise this reality confession
Until you see the manifestation.

I have authority over:
Infirmity, disability, penury and poverty.
I have authority over insanity
Powers, thrones, dominion and principalities
I have authority over mediocrity, conspiracy and hegemony.
I have authority over
Matrimonial acrimony and disunity in the Body
I have authority over
Dysfunctionality and infamy.

Therefore, I exercise my authority over infirmity, sickness and disease, because Jesus took my infirmity and sin when He died on Calvary’s Cross. And by His stripes I was healed.(1Pet2:24, Isa53:4-5, Matt8:16)
I exercise my authority over penury and poverty because Jesus, although He was rich, for my sake He became poor that I through His poverty might become rich. It is written: Beloved I wish that thou mayest prosper and be in health even as thy soul prospers. God delights in the prosperity of His servants. 2Cor8:9, 2Cor9:8, 3Jn2, Josh1:8, Ps1:1-3,Prov35:27, Ps25:12-13
I exercise my authority over insanity because God has not given me a spirit of insanity but that of sanity and sound mind; It is written: We have the mind of Christ. I am renewed in the spirit of my mind. And whatsoever is just, pure , true, of a good report, is admirable, honest, praise-worthy, I think on such things. Phil4:8, Rom12:2, Phil2:5, 1Cor2:16, Prov23:7, 2Tim1:7
I exercise my authority over powers, dominions and principalities because Christ disarmed principalities and powers and made a public spectacle of them even through the cross. He gave me authority and dominion to reign in this life. He gave me authority over the power of the enemy, to trample them under my feet. I am more than a conqueror through Christ and if God be for me, who can be against me? Luke10:19, Col2:15 Rom8:31,37
Mediocrity is not my portion. Good has created me for excellence- marvellous work that will bring honour and glory to His name. So I have the ability to rise above mediocrity into excellence. I can do all things through Christ, Who strengthens me, It is He Who works in me both to will and to do according to His good pleasure. I shall serve Him with all my mind, might and heart.
Col3:17,23, Phil2:13, Phil4:13, Acts1:8
Dominion lost has been regained. Therefore I exercise this dominion over any hegemony, conspiracy or confederacy orchestrated against me in the spirit realm. When they gather against me God will scatter them. No weapon formed against me shall prosper and every tongue that rises against me in judgment I will show to be in the wrong. When the enemy comes like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will raise a standard against him. Gen1:26, Rom5:17
Matrimonial acrimony is not my portion. Therefore, I come against every spirit of marital disunity and acrimony. My home shall experience the peace of God that transcends all understanding.
Harmony and symphony shall prevail in my home. We shall maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. We shall dwell together in unity and see God command His blessings on our home. Ps133:1,3, Eph4:3, Acts2:1-4
Every spirit of timidity is disallowed in my life. God has not given me the spirit of timidity but that of boldness, love, power and sound mind. Perfect love cast away all fear. It is the wicked who flee when no one pursues. The righteous are as bold as the lion. 2Tim1:7, Heb4:16, Acts 2:13,29
God has called me to a life of Grace super-abundant and not a life of disgrace. Therefore infamy is not my portion but a life that will give glory to God. A city on a hill, that is me. A light of the world, that’s me. A salt of the earth, that’s me. Matt5:13-16
I exercise my authority over the enemy who has come to steal, kill and destroy. Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. Whoever is born of God overcomes this world. And this is the victory that overcomes this world, even my faith, in Jesus’ name. Amen

Now act like the word of God is true, because it is. God is not a man that He should lie. Put His word to work, Step on the water of His word. Heaven and earth shall pass away but the word of God abides forever.

 

19        Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Luke 10:19

 

15   And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.

16   He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.

17   And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;

18   they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

Christ Ascends to God’s Right Hand

Mark16:16-18

“All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.

19   Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

20   teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

Matt28:18-20

1          And when He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease. Matt10:1

 

 

Infamy:

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notorietydisrepute, disreputableness, ill repute, ill fame, loss of reputation, disgracediscreditshamedishonourignominyscandal,

censureblame disapprobationcondemnationcontempt;

humiliation, loss of face; rare disesteem

 

“these acts brought him fame and infamy”

wickednessevilbaseness, sordidness, vileness, iniquity,iniquitousness, depravitydegeneracyturpitudeimmorality,unscrupulousness, corruptiondissolution;

sinwrongoffenceviolationabuseindignity

“she was to be suitably punished for her infamy”

Hegemony

leadership or predominant influence exercised by one nation over others,

influence or control over another

the predominance of one social class over others

Acrimony

bitterness or ill feeling.

“the AGM dissolved into acrimony”

synonyms: bitternessrancourresentmentill feelingill willbad bloodanimosity,hostilityenmityantagonism, irascibility, waspishness, spleen;

malice, spitefulness, crabbedness, causticity, sarcasmvenom,poison, viciousness, nastiness, harshness, sharpness, acerbity,virulence, astringency;

grudgegrievance

“the meeting ended with acrimony on both sides”

 

 

 

 

When You Please God… ( by Fenny West)

 

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When you please God

He will fight for you

And fend for you

And the fire intended

to destroy you

will set you free

to fulfil your purpose.

When you please God

He will protect you

And provide for you

And promote you

To your place of placement

In the month of placement

In the Year of Greatness.

 

5     By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, “and was not found, because God had taken him”; for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

Heb11:5

17   And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

Matt3:17 (2Pet1:17)

16   But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

Heb.11:16

©Fenny West2014

Angels on Assignment ( by Don and Dawn)

Here’s another faith building story for you.

A missionary team went on an outreach trip to evangelize a small village deep in the jungle. Fearing for their lives, they huddled up in prayer. Come morning, nothing was missing and no one was harmed.

They continued their trip to the village, set-up a small infirmary, and evangelized Christ to its villagers.

Weeks later, an injured robber was rushed in the village infirmary. He asked a peculiar question.

“Did you hire soldiers the first time you were here?”

The missionary replied, “No. Why do you ask?”

“Because we were supposed to rob and kill you. But there were 30 soldiers guarding all of you that night.”

God protected the missionaries while they slept. Talk about the power of prayer.

I remember a Bible verse that describes such an event:

Isaiah 54:17 (New Living Translation) – “But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you.


These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the Lord; their vindication will come from me. I, the Lord, have spoken!”

Without a doubt, those are strong words coming from our Lord. He protects those who carry out His plans.

These missionaries knew that they represent God Himself. And God protected them all the way.

That’s why I encourage you to memorize Isaiah 54:17. May this verse pop up when you face trials of many kinds.

When dangers come your way, when fear stop you on your tracks, remember and meditate on this verse.

Surely, a single memory verse can transform you from being a lukewarm Christian to a Spirit-Filled Christian.

Don and Dawn

Reading the Bible with the Tongue

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A man in Kansas City was severely injured in an explosion.

Evangelist Robert L. Sumner tells about him in his book The Wonders of the Word of God.

The victim’s face was badly disfigured, and he lost his eyesight as well as both hands.

He was just a new Christian, and one of his greatest disappointments was that he could no longer read the Bible.

Then he heard about a lady in England who read Braille with her lips. Hoping to do the same, he sent for some books of the Bible in Braille.

Much to his dismay, however, he discovered that the nerve endings in his lips had been destroyed by the explosion.

One day, as he brought one of the Braille pages to his lips, his tongue happened to touch a few of the raised characters and he could feel them.

Like a flash he thought, I can read the Bible using my tongue. At the time Robert Sumner wrote his book, the man had “read” through the entire Bible four times.

How many of you can say you’ve read through the Bible four times–with two good eyes? This man had a craving–and even losing his eyesight wouldn’t prevent him from reading God’s Word.

My brethren, don’t let laziness or procrastination prevent you from reading and memorizing God’s Word.

Be a “no-excuse” Christian and start memorizing scriptures starting today.

Don and Dawn

Victor ( by Fenny West)

Victors are fighters
through thick and thin.
God takes them higher
Through trials till they win.

Through the valley of weeping
They go from strength to strength
Their path shining till the day of rejoicing
But it’s all by the power of His might.

14 Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. 2Cor2:14

7     And God sent me before you to preserve a posterity for you in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.

8     So now it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.

Gen45:7-8

19   Joseph said to them, “Do not be afraid, for am I in the place of God?

20   But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.

21   Now therefore, do not be afraid; I will provide for you and your little ones.” And he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

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28   And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Rom8:28

 

God’s Everlasting Love

31   What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

32   He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

37   Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

38   For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,

39   nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Rom8:31-39

Avoiding The Peril of Not Progressing ( by Fenny West)

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The Peril of Not Progressing

Is stayed by being planted;

Avoiding any uprooting,

In His Vineyard rooted

Like the branch from the Vine

Nutrients absorbing;

As the sun is shining.

Then will come the bud,

The flower and the bloom

And the blossom

That will be awesome.

 

Spiritual Immaturity

12   For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food.

13   For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe.

14   But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Heb5:12-14

Hebrews 6: The Peril of Not Progressing

1     Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,

2     of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.

3     And this we will do if God permits.

12   The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

13   Those who are planted in the house of the LORD Shall flourish in the courts of our God.

14   They shall still bear fruit in old age; They shall be fresh and flourishing,

15   To declare that the LORD is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.

Ps92:12-15

The True Vine

1     “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.

2     Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.

3     You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.

4     Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.

5     “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.

6     If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.

7     If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.

8     By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.

John15:1-8

Triumphing Through the Tongue ( by Fenny West)

Triumphing Through the Tongue

 

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God has given us our members ( parts of our body) to be used to bless and not curse. He has given us our tongue to be used to encourage and not discourage, build up and not tear down, comfort and not cause grief and anxiety.

Words can cheer or cause tear; they can endear or separate; they can cause sorrow or gloom or hopelessness, despair and even drive some people to commit suicide.

Words can inspire people to a higher goal and ideal and purpose; they can trigger healing and reconciliation and bring relief. They can instigate hope and faith. This is why it is a great idea to have a time for testimonies in a gathering- people sharing their breakthroughs in recent times to lift the spirits of others that are discouraged, to know that it can happen to them too.

James tells us that the tongue can be very unruly unless it is tamed. It can light a fire that can burn down a long-lasting relationship. What was built over ten years can be razed to the ground in 10 seconds with unguarded words.

Some people pride themselves of the gift of the gab and so they find it difficult to keep quiet. They have an opinion on almost everything and want people to listen to them always.

Are you one of those?

Do not let your mouth ruin you or your relationships.

Let us learn to control our lips and think before we speak. Let us ask such questions: Would what I want to say build up or tear down? Would it aggravate or induce pleasure? Would it cause misery or exhilarate? Would it alienate or include? Would it hurt or heal? Would it benefit anyone? Do I have to say it? Someone said ‘If you have nothing good to say about someone then say nothing.’

21 The wise of heart is called perceptive, and pleasant speech increases persuasiveness

23 The mind of the wise makes their speech judicious, and adds persuasiveness to their lips. 24 Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body. 25 Sometimes there is a way that seems to be right, but in the end it is the way to death. 26 The appetite of workers works for them; their hunger urges them on. 27 Scoundrels concoct evil, and their speech is like a scorching fire. 28 A perverse person spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends. 29The violent entice their neighbors, and lead them in a way that is not good. 30 One who winks the eyes plans perverse things; one who compresses the lips brings evil to pass. 31 Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life. Prov16:21,23–31

 

Here are some wise sayings on words or speech or the tongue

  1. “Even a fool, when he holds his peace, is counted wise: and he that shuts his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.”
 Proverbs 17:28 American King James Bible

    2. “It’s better to remain silent and be thought a fool than open ones mouth and remove all doubt” ­­- Mark Twain (attributed)

    3. “When you know you’re full of bull, keep your mouth shut” – Will Rogers 

    4.  “Look at me, never rat on your friends and always keep your mouth shut” – Jimmy Conway character from “Goodfellas” 

    5.  “If you keep your mouth shut, the flies won’t get in” – Spanish proverb 

    6. “Don’t take another mouthful before you have swallowed what is in your mouth” – African Proverb 

    7.  “The closed mouth catches no flies” – 1742 B. Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanac 

    8. “If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut.” – Albert Einstein 

    9.  “I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.” – Earnest Hemingway 

  2. If you learn to keep your mouth shut at the right times, there will be fewer times you have to pull your foot out of it.

  3. Learn how to keep your mouth shut and not say things you’ll regret. This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.

  4. If you’re not going to be a man of your word…keep your mouth shut.

A wise man once said absolutely nothing because sometimes its wisest to keep your mouth shut.

The two best times to keep your mouth shut are when you’re swimming and when you’re angry.

It’s better to keep your mouth shut and give the impression that you’re stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.

 

Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.   ~ Proverbs 12:18

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.  ~ Proverbs 15:1

A cheerful heart is good medicine…   ~ Proverbs 17:22

A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.  ~ Proverbs 15:30

Don’t repay evil for evil.  Don’t retaliate when people say unkind things about you.  Instead, pay them back with a blessing.  That is what God wants you to do, and he will bless you for it.  ~ 1 Peter 3:9

 

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.     ~ Ephesians 4:29

http://rmyers.wordpress.com/tag/proverbs-1218/

“Does that mean we can only say positive things and not say anything negative?  You know, like the old addage, “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all”.    Not exactly.  Sometimes, especially as parents, it’s necessary to say things that are negative for the purpose of instructing or correcting.   However, when we do so, we’re not to speak in a criticising manner, but in a positive, uplifting way in hopes of helping the other person learn or improve.  Speaking positively isn’t just about what we say, but also how we say it.”

http://rmyers.wordpress.com/2010/05/06/the-power-of-positive-speaking/

 

Do you want to triumph with your tongue or your speech?

 Then start speaking Positively

Stop giving people a piece of your mind. You may end up having no ‘mind’ left.

Before you can speak positively, encouragingly, inspirationally, upliftingly, you have to think the same. For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

So work on your thinking:

7              For as he thinks in his heart, so is he Prov23:7

Meditate on These Things

8        Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy — meditate on these things.

Phil4:8

21            Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit. Pro18:21

 Mother Teresa:   ”Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are endless.”

Triumphing through your tongue

Will keep you from doing wrong

Rather than causing damage

You will inspire and encourage

Rather than bringing grief

You will bring great relief

Rather than causing discomfort

You will bring enduring comfort.

Your speech will be a well of health

Your word will be balm and river of life

that will kindle hope, love, faith and abundant life.

Let us pray:

Lord, I come to You today, realising the damage I have caused with my lips. I am sorry for the harm I have caused. Forgive me, O Lord for the careless words that tore down rather than built. Teach me to control and tame my tongues, O Lord. Grant me self-control in my thought and speech. May I think of what is good, true, just, admirable, praise worthy, lovely of good report. In Jesus Name.

His word in your mouth ( Fenny West)

 

His Word in Your Mouth

 

His word in your mouth

Will dispel your doubt

And release your faith

The just shall live by faith.

 

The way to start

Is by believing in your heart

And then you speak it out,

Doubting very doubt.

 

Regardless of what you see

Look to the Master of the Sea.

Holkd on to His word,

And you’ll have a great reward.

 

Health and healing

Are your for the asking

Protection peace and prosperity

Are all your property.

 

So take back your heritage

Refuse any bondage.

Exercise your dominion

From faith filled communication.

22   So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God.

23   For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.

24   Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.

Mark11:22-23

 

20/3/2014

©Fenny west 2014

May My Eyes see Your Beauty ( By Fenny West)

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May my eyes see your beauty,
And my heart pant for You.

May my mind grasp your glory,
And my hands clasp your hand.

May my feet toe your pathway,
And my ears hear your voice.

May my mouth sing Your praise.
And my nose scent your fragrance.

May my will be intertwined with yours
And my passion be consumed with You.

May my love for You never wane
And my decision be Your choice.

May my life be lived for You
And my work waft your worship.

May my walk rhyme with Your word
And my testimony blaze your praise.

©Fenny West 2014

Hearing from God ( Word for Today)

Hearing from God

‘…Search, and you will find…’ Matthew 7:7

To hear from God you need: 1) A regular time and place. Some prefer morning. ‘…In the morning my prayer comes before you’ (Psalm 88:13 NIV). Others prefer evening. ‘Let my …praise [be] like the evening sacrifice’ (Psalm 141:2 NCV). Others prefer encounters throughout the day. ‘Evening, morning and noon I cry out…’ (Psalm 55:17 NIV). Just find a time and place that’s right for you. ‘How much time should I take?’. As much as you need. Your time with God should last long enough for you to say what you want, and for God to say what He wants. 2) An open Bible. Before reading the Bible, pray. Don’t go to Scripture looking for your own idea, go searching for God’s. ‘…Hunt for it like hidden treasure. Then you will understand…and you will find that you know God’ (Proverbs 2:4-5 NCV). God seems to send us messages as He did manna: one day’s portion at a time. He gives us: ‘…A command here, a command there. A rule here, a rule there. A little lesson here, a little lesson there’ (Isaiah 28:10 NCV). Choose depth over length. Read until a verse ‘hits’ you, then stop and meditate on it. Understanding comes a little at a time, over a lifetime. 3) A listening heart. James writes, ‘The man who looks into the perfect law…and makes a habit of so doing, is not the man who hears and forgets. He puts that law into practice and he wins true happiness’ (James 1:25 PHPS). We know we are listening to God when what we read in the Bible is what others see in our lives.