Bless the Lord, O My Soul ( by Fenny West)

Bless the Lord, O My Soul

Psalms 103: Praise for the LORD’s Mercies A Psalm of David.
1 Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits:
3 Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases,
4 Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
6 The LORD executes righteousness And justice for all who are oppressed.
7 He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel.
8 The LORD is merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.
9 He will not always strive with us, Nor will He keep His anger forever.
10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor punished us according to our iniquities.
11 For as the heavens are high above the earth, So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him;
12 As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
13 As a father pities his children, So the LORD pities those who fear Him.
14 For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust.
15 As for man, his days are like grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.
16 For the wind passes over it, and it is gone, And its place remembers it no more.
17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting On those who fear Him, And His righteousness to children’s children,
18 To such as keep His covenant, And to those who remember His commandments to do them.
19 The LORD has established His throne in heaven, And His kingdom rules over all.
20 Bless the LORD, you His angels, Who excel in strength, who do His word, Heeding the voice of His word.
21 Bless the LORD, all you His hosts, You ministers of His, who do His pleasure.
22 Bless the LORD, all His works, In all places of His dominion. Bless the LORD, O my soul!

What a Scripture and song to wake up to this morning!

This is a ministration to the Lord, predicated on the wonderful things He has done and how poignant it is at such a time as this when the whole world is being shaken and nations and its people have been forced indoors in fear and in hiding from an unseen enemy- Corona Virus . No one is spared- Nations, the rich or the poor, the church or governments, the millionaires or paupers.

In this unprecedented time it is easy to lament and point the finger at God or take it out on others and play the blame game like Adam and Eve did.

Let us meditate on this powerful and wonderful psalm which enjoins us to bless Lord and FORGET NOT His benefits and he enumerates the benefits. 

Looking at verses 3-5, there are wonderful benefits that we need to remind ourselves of even now amidst the storm and hurricane and fear that parades the streets and the bankruptcy, job losses that stare many in the face.

It is time to remind yourself of the goodness and greatness of your God. Remind yourself of what He has done for you in times past. Affirm these regardless of the present circumstances. He still cares. He still loves you. He does not change. He said: ”I am the Lord. I change not.”

Why should you bless the Lord?

1. Who forgives all your iniquities,

To know that ALL your sins are forgiven, regardless of what you may have done is the greatest blessing; to know that you have a right-standing with God; you have a clean slate; when God looks at you, He does not see what you used to be but He sees Jesus. Oh how marvellous, glorious and wonderful! It means you have peace with God and therefore the peace of God regardless of what happens around you. As far as the east is from the west so far He has removed your transgressions from you. ( Eph2:14, Phil4:6-7,Ps103:11)

This should fill you will serenity and assurance. You know your name is written in the Book of Life. And so you should not be afraid of death or any other circumstances. Your life is hidden in Christ in God. (Col3:3-4)

2. Who heals all your diseases:

You need to remind yourself even more so at such a time as this, that when Jesus died on the cross, He not only took your sins but also took your sickness and by His stripes you were healed. Hence, healing is your bread, your entitlement (Matt 15:26). You need to apply this truth to your life and your body frequently. Don’t wait until you feel any symptoms. Refuse any disease. Affirm that your body is the temple of God and sickness has no place in it. Say what God says about you: “Those who are in Zion shall not say I am sick (Isa 33:24). He has healed me of all my diseases. By His stripes I was healed (Isa 54:4-5, 1Pet2:24 ). That same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead indwells me and He that raised Christ from the dead quickens and  vitalises my mortal body, even by His Spirit Who dwells in me ( Ro8:11). None of these diseases shall alight on me ( Ex15:26). I am divine territory (1 Cor:19-20).

3.  “Who redeems your life from destruction.”

Oh, how powerful a Word from God to YOU today. Let this be a rhema to you- What God is saying to you today. Don’t just read it. Personalise it: “You have redeemed my life from destruction.”

Corona virus is on the rampage and destroying lives here and there. But you must stand firm, immovable, hopeful and assured of the Lord’s presence, love and care. Thank Him for what He has done for you a long time ago and no foe can undo what He has done.

Affirm: “I will not die but live to declare the works of the Lord ( Ps 118:17). My life is hidden in Christ in God. In my pathway there is life and not death ( Ps 16:11). The expectation of the righteous shall not be cut short (Prov 10:24,-23:18). I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living ( Ps 23:17). Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, because God is with me. His Word and His Spirit comfort me. He prepares a banquet for me even in the presence of my enemies. He has anointed my head with oil and my cup overflows. Surely, goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life. And I will dwell in the presence of the Lord forever In His presence is fullness of joy and at His right hand there are pleasures forevermore in Jesus’ Name.  Amen.” (( Ps 23:4-6  Ps16:11)

4. “Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies.”

Oh what a wonderful truth! Remind yourself that God has crowned you with love and compassion. He loves you with an everlasting love. As   high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love towards you. He loves you with a great love. Thank Him for His love regardless of what you see happening around you. Never lose hope in Him. Put your trust in Him. Some may trust in princes, others in their wealth or accolades but your trust is in the Lord. (Ps146:3-7) As we have seen in the past few weeks everything that can be shaken has been shaken. You cannot depend on your wealth, business or position. Your trust should be in God and God alone. By all means, observe all the instructions of the Government with regards to hygiene and social distancing but at the end of the day your trust should be in the Lord and not in your precautions. Jer31:3,Eph1:4, John3:16, Ps103:11

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 your paths.

Prov3:5-6

Jeremiah wrote:

7 ” Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, And whose hope is the LORD.
8 For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit. Jer17:7-8

Put your hope in God. Even when it seems hopeless be undaunted. Watch what you say. Life and death are in the power of the tongue. (Prov18:21) Speak words of life, Words of faith. Abraham, against hope believed in hope. He called those things which be not as though they were. He refused to stagger at the promise of God through unbelief but was strong in faith, giving glory to God ( Rom4:17-19). The just shall live by faith ( Rom1:17).  God is your refuge and your fortress, your impenetrable bulwark ( Ps91:1-7). Those who put their trust in God shall not be put to shame (Ps25:3, Isa54:4, Joel2:26). You will not die before your time. Your destiny shall be fulfilled. You are a tree planted by the waters, spreading out your roots by the river, being nourished by the Word of God which is medicine to your body. Your leaf will remain green. You will not be anxious in the year of drought or Corona. You will not cease from yielding fruit. Even at this time when you are forced to retreat, you have retreated to advance. God will show you how to make the best of this time. He will make you creative, productive and innovative even in your quarantine and you will come out better than you went into the quarantine. You will demonstrate without a doubt that ” but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits. (Dan11:32)
All things work together for good to them that love God and who are the called according to purpose.” (Rom8:28)

5 “Who satisfies your mouth with good things.”

Many companies have gone under, many have lost their jobs and billions have been wiped off stock market holdings. Nevertheless, be not afraid. Don’t be desperate. Refuse to run helter-skelter. Know who you are in Christ and whose you are. Repeatedly affirm that the Lord is your Shepherd you will not want. The Good Shepherd will take care of His sheep.  He is Jehovah Jireh! Let this be your confession and assurance. Remember Isaac in the land of Gerar, when there was a great famine. He was tempted to run away like many others but God told him to stay there. He obeyed God and even sowed at such a time. The result was that he was blessed with a hundredfold return. Besides he became very successful. And after this triumph there were other oppositions and hindrances, but he dug his heels until God gave him room. 12      Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the LORD blessed him.

13   The man began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous;

 Gen26:12-13

So even at this time, affirm that God is your Source- not your job, the government or your business. Fix your eyes on the Lord.  And He will give you winning ideas that will catapult you to stardom. There are many people who have been laid off and then discovered their purpose thereafter. It is time for you to shine. You are the light of the world, a salt of the earth and a city on a hill.

Believers Are Salt and Light

13   “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.

14   “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.

15   Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.

16   Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

Matt5:13-16

1      Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you.

2      For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the LORD will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. Isa60:1-2

 Cast not away your confidence. God is in control of all that concerns you. You will not go under for going over. Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord. You are more than a conqueror. Greater is He that is in you than the Corona in the world.

6. “So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s..”

The eagle has a lesson to teach us at such a time as this.

He is the king of birds of the air and lives for long ( 20-30 years). However when it reaches its mid-life, its feathers become loose, weak and threadbare. At this point it goes to a remote mountain region and plucks out the old feathers and remains there until they grow back. It also beats its beak on rocks to remove the old worn out beak until new ones grow back. It is a painful ordeal but needful if it is to renew its strength. After this “quarantine”, it comes back, bounces back with a new life, a new zeal, impetus, Vim and drive for a ‘second wind’. It becomes more resilient than it went into the molten stage. It is like a New Life.

This is what awaits you if you will not despair at this time of quarantine but bask in the presence of the Lord. See yourself as an eagle saint. You are more than a conqueror.  As the ferocious winds and storms that kill other birds, carries the eagle to glory so will the storms of life carry you to higher dimension.

It understands the wind current and just waits for the right time to spread its wings to be carried by the wind to its desired destination.

 So wait on God and renew your strength like the eagle. Bounce back at the end of this season stronger, tougher, wiser, with sweeter songs composed during the Corona outbreak. Write a best-seller at this time when you are shut in. Be one of those who invented a Corona survival kit or one of those who made a great difference to other people’s lives in their time of dire need. Show that He Who lives in you makes a difference. Be bold to testify about the hope and confidence you have in God.  Look for opportunities to lead people to Christ. Be not ashamed of the gospel.

10 ” He found him in a desert land And in the wasteland, a howling wilderness; He encircled him, He instructed him, He kept him as the apple of His eye.
11 As an eagle stirs up its nest, Hovers over its young, Spreading out its wings, taking them up, Carrying them on its wings,

28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable.
29 He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall,
31 But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. Isa40:28-31

So what will you do during this quarantine?

Bless the Lord, all the time.

Look for opportunities to turn this great trial into a great triumph according to the word of God. Go from strength to strength, faith to faith and glory to glory. ( 2Cor2:14, Ps84:6-7, Hag2:9)

Remind yourself of ALL His benefits:

  1. Forgiveness,

  2. His Healing and restoration

  3. redemption of your life from destruction,

  4. His Providence,

  5. His unfailing love and

  6. renewal of your life like the eagle’s.

Alleluia!

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Living above Fear ( by Fenny West)

Living above Fear

There has never been any time in my life when I have seen nations in the grip of fear as it is today, because of the Corona Virus- CONVID-19.

Many measures have been introduced and even enforced such as travel bans, social distancing, working from home, self-isolation, and advice to those mostly at risk to avoid contact with others for at least 12 weeks.

Because of the crisis of not knowing when it will end, many have resorted to panic buying and some supermarkets’ shelves have been cleared of certain household items like toilet roll, disinfectants, tinned food etc.

Whereas it is wise to take some precautionary measures in view of this pandemic, we need to put things into perspective.  We must not allow ourselves to be overwhelmed by CONVID-19. We must face it with courage and rise above it by helping each other when we can.

I am encouraged by some people who have set up Facebook groups in order to help those in need and vulnerable. There are others trying to find a solution to the virus by developing and testing vaccines. This is the attitude we should all have. We need to ask ourselves what we can do to ameliorate or reduce the situation. Every little helps. We cannot run and hide.

Apart from CONVID-19, there are many situations in life that can evoke fear.

What does the word of God say about fear?

Let us find out and fortify ourselves against the ravages of fear.  Fear can cause you to make mistakes, causes confusion, makes you arrogate to yourself what is not yours at the initial sign of a cough or temperature rise because of what you have heard about the early signs of the disease.

This is a time to hold fast to what God said in His word.

9              Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Josh1:9

10           Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ Isa41:10

” Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine.

2      When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you.

Isa43:1-2

Be confident about whom you belong to and Whom you serve.

4      Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

5      You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.

6      Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever.

Israel faced such a crisis as they left Egypt, on their way to the Promised land. Despite being protected from the ten plagues, they forgot the protective power of God in the midst of a crisis. They saw the acts of God but did not know His ways and so they panicked and wanted to eat Moses alive because of fear.

Yet, despite the Red Sea ahead of them and the Egyptian army behind them, God wanted them to go forward.

I believe that is what God wants us to do at this time. Put your trust in God and move forward. Press on for the mark of the prize of the high-calling. Be not afraid neither be you dismayed. Your life is hidden in Christ in God. No weapon fashioned against you shall prosper. When the enemy comes like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will raise a standard against him. Christ is your life. In Him you live move and have your very being. God is your Refuge and your strength, He is the stronghold of your life.

Say like the psalmist:

1      The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?

2      When the wicked came against me To eat up my flesh, My enemies and foes, They stumbled and fell.

3      Though an army may encamp against me, My heart shall not fear; Though war may rise against me, In this I will be confident.

5      For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock.

6      And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me; Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD. Ps27:1-6

12   Through God we will do valiantly, For it is He who shall tread down our enemies.

Ps 60:12

Say to yourself:

1      God is our ( my ) refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.

2      Therefore we ( I )will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

3      Though its waters roar and be troubled, Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah

4      There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.

5      God is in the midst of her, she ( I) shall not be moved; God shall help her ( me), just at the break of dawn.

6      The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved; He uttered His voice, the earth melted.

7      The LORD of hosts is with us ( me); The God of Jacob is our  ( my) refuge. Selah

Pray this Psalm and personalise it:

        He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

2      I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”

3      Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence.

4      He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.

5      You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day,

6      Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

7      A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you.

8      Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked.

9      Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place,

10   No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;

11   For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.

12   In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.

13   You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.

14   “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name.

15   He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.

16   With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.”

Because I dwell in the secret place of the Most High, I abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Therefore no harm will befall me. No disaster will come near my body which is the temple of God.

I say confidently that God is my refuge and my fortress and in Him will I trust.

Surely, He will deliver me from the snare of CONVID-19 or any other virus or perilous pestilence. He covers me with His feathers  and under His wings I find refuge.

His truth is my shield and my buckler.

I will not be afraid of the terror by night or the arrow that flies by day or the destruction that walks in darkness or the plague that parades at mid-day.

A thousand may fall at my right hand, ten thousand at my side, but the evil will not come near me. I am divine territory and belong to the Most High. I have been purchased with a great price. Christ in me is my hope of glory.

I have authority over every disease or virus in the name of Jesus.  No disease shall alight on the temple of the most High, in Jesus’ name. The righteous are as bold as the lion. Therefore I fear no evil. Perfect love cast away all fear. God has not given me a spirit of fear but that of love, power and sound mind.

I refuse to be anxious about anything but in everything , by prayer and petition I have made my request known to God and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding mounts guard over my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus.

God’s word to me is:

‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.

16           Tomorrow go down against them.

Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the LORD is with you.”

2 Chro 20:15-16

Say to yourself: my testimony shall be like that of Judah who were surrounded by their enemies and outnumbered many times:  God gave them a prophetic word, Protection and prosperity as shown below:

Believe in the LORD your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.”

21   And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the LORD, and who should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying: ” Praise the LORD, For His mercy endures forever.”

22   Now when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated.

23   For the people of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir to utterly kill and destroy them. And when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, they helped to destroy one another.

24   So when Judah came to a place overlooking the wilderness, they looked toward the multitude; and there were their dead bodies, fallen on the earth. No one had escaped.

25   When Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away their spoil, they found among them an abundance of valuables on the dead bodies, and precious jewelry, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away; and they were three days gathering the spoil because there was so much.

This will be my portion too, in Jesus’ name.

Now I pray that the Lord will open your eyes to see that there are more with you than are against you.

The blood of Jesus speaks for you concerning CORONA or any other challenge.

Daniels’ friends faced a life-threatening decree but they defied it because they trusted in their God. They were thrown into the fiery burning furnace that had been heated seven times hotter than usual. The furnace was so hot that it licked up and killed those who threw them in. However, because Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego trusted in their God, He did not forsake them. The fire set them free to fulfil vision. The challenge gave God the opportunity to send His Son to join them and they were not hurt. In the end, what was designed to kill them brought about the glorification of the name of their God and their promotion. ( Dan3)

The same happened to Daniel later on. His enemies conspire and instigated the King to sign a decree precluding anyone from praying to their God. Daniel was not afraid and continued to pray as usual.  He was thrown into the lion’s den and here again, God protected him and promoted him and His name was glorified. ( Dan6)

So be bold and strong. Put on the whole armour of God, especially in these times of crisis, world-wide.  You are the light of the world and the salt of the earth and apple of God’s eyes. Know that His presence in you makes a difference. Refuse to panic. God is in you and with you and for you. If God is for you, who can be against you?

Say to yourself:

37   Yet in all these things we are  ( I am) more than conquerors through Him who loved us ( me).

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 ( me) from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our ( my )  Lord.

Fix your eyes on Jesus- the Author and Finisher of your faith. Fear not. Have faith in God. The Just shall live by faith. Cast not away your confidence. We walk by faith and not by sight. See angelic hosts on assignment on your behalf. Tell your body to hear and respond to the Word of God.

Stand Still and see the salvation of the Lord!

Unhindered Progress (by Fenny)

Father, I thank You that You have a great plan for my life: that of peace profound, Shalom, Shalom, nothing missing and nothing broken. Thank You that Your plan for me is that of advancement, development, increasing growth and glory, unhindered Progress and good success.
As I meditate on Your Word and keep saying what You said about me, I have no doubt that my prosperity, promotion and prevalence will burst forth like a flood, like a gusher; like a river that has burst its banks. My progress will appear for all to see; like the streams that burst forth in the Negev desert.
Thank You, Father, that as I keep acknowledging what You have done in me and for me through Christ, my life as a witness will be effective and productive and many will come to know You in a personal way.
I will continually walk in the Spirit, walk in Your Word that is Spirit and life. I say only what you have said concerning me. I debunk every negativity from the pit of hell. If you said it, that settles it.

Thank You for Your Spirit poured upon me that makes any wilderness in me a fruitful field and the fruitful field shall be a forest.

As I proclaim Your word with Boldness and audacity, many will be yearning, “What must I do to be saved?” And they will be gloriously reconciled to You.

I will not be ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ, because it is the power of God that brings about, salvation, New Creation, redemption, reconciliation, yes, and Being Born Again.

I am sensitive in the Spirit to all those You will bring my way today, who are searching for reality, peace with God and hope amidst hopelessness. They will find hope, peace and the love of God that surpasses knowledge.

Unhindered Progress is Mine in my business, my career and the purpose to which You have called me. I am going from glory to glory and from strength to strength.

Thank You that the boundary lines have fallen in pleasant places for me and I have a goodly heritage.

Because I delight in Your Word and meditate on Your word day and night, I am like a tree planted by the rivers of water that yields its fruit in due season. My leaves will not wither. They will be ever-green and I will not cease from bearing fruit, and whatever I do shall prosper.

My mind is inundated with Your Word. I THINK pure thoughts. Whatever is true, pure, admirable, holy, righteous, just, praise-worthy, of good-report, I think on such things. I set my affection on things above. I put my body under subjection to Your Spirit. I walk in the power of the Spirit. I do not mind earthly things. I do not look at the things which are seen but that which is unseen; knowing that the things which are sen are temporary but the things which are unseen are eternal.

I walk by faith and not by sight. God is for me and no one can be against me. No weapon formed against me shall prosper. Greater is He that is in me than he that is  in the world. Everything is working together for my good. God is the strength of my life. He is my refuge and my wisdom and righteousness. In Christ I live, move and have my being.

Thanks be to God who always causes me to triumph. I am above only. I am blessed in my going out and in my coming in. I thank You, Lord, for blessing me to be a blessing. Thank You for the abundance of the seas and the hidden riches in secret places at my disposal. I will use all Your blessings to further the extension of your kingdom. Many will see and marvel and give glory to You, in Jesus’ Name. Amen. Hallelujah!

Stand Upon the Rock (by Fenny West)

There is a place

by Him.
Find that PLACE
and see His face
and You’ll obtain

increased grace            
For your Race

of Grace.

 

Then the LORD said, “There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock.

Ex33:21

 

 

Place of Prevailing Prayer

Then the LORD said, “There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock.

Ex33:21

In the Place of Prayer
Many things happen.
Prayer is the key
To unlock difficult doors.

The place of prayer
Is the place to be.
It is a place of power;
A place where you see.

In the place of prayer
Destinies are changed;
And Order is restored.
This is the place you Soar.

In this place you see His face
And obtain new strength and grace;
Where you crawled, you walked,
Where you walked, you ran
Where you ran, you flew
And where you flew, you soared.

In this place God’s voice is heard
And the voice of the Flesh is silenced.
This is a labour room where vision is born;
Where blessings are released;
Where curses are reversed,
Chains are broken and purpose restored.

Moses was here and returned
With the ten commandments.
Hannah was here and her womb was opened.
Esther was here and obtained favour, fervour and freedom from serfdom and annihilation. .
Jesus was here and was fortified for ministry.
Elijah was here he stopped the rain.
He was here again and he opened the heavens.
Elisha was here and raised the dead.
Daniel was here and received revelation and on the Day of Damnation and Disaster, and the lions den, they could not harm him.
David was here and received directions.
Paul and Silas were here and their chains fell off and their prison doors opened and the jailor and his household saved.
The disciples were here and the house shook, Divine Direction given and Peter released, spared execution.
Nehemiah was here and obtained permission, provision and protection.

The Place of Prayer
Is a place of priority,
a place of power
And the place to be.

Luke 18:1
“And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;”

1 Thessalonians 5:17
“Pray without ceasing.”

Mark 1:35
“And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.”

Psalms 5:3
“My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.”

Philippians 4:6
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
James 5:17
“Elijah was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.”
James 5:18
“And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.”

Esther 4:16
“Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.”

Matthew 17:21
“Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.”
Isaiah 40:31
“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

All things are Mine ( Prevailing Prayer) {by Fenny West)}

All Things Are Mine

Father, I thank You, that All Things Are Mine, because You said so. All things are mine, because the earth in all its fullness belongs to You.  And I am an heir of God and a Joint-heir with Christ. All things are mine because You will not withhold anything good from those who love You. All things are mine because you daily load me with benefits to joy. All things are mine because the boundary lines have fallen in pleasant places for me and I have a goodly heritage. All things are mine because silver and gold belong to you and what is Yours is mine. All things are mine because you said, “Surely, goodness and mercy shall follow you all the days of your life. “

1Cor3:21,Rom8:17,Ps16:6,Ps84:11,Hag2:8,Ps23:3

All things are mine because I am Sufficient in Your sufficiency. All things are mine because you have given me your exceedingly great and precious promises that by these should have all that pertain to godliness and be a partaker of the divine nature through my knowledge of You. All things are mine because all things are possible to those who believe. All things are mine because you said, “Ask of me and I will give you the nations for your inheritance and the uttermost part of the earth your possession. All things ate mine because you said if I give bountifully, you will make your grace abound to me so that I having all sufficiency would abound unto every good work requiring no support or aid or charitable donation.

2Cor3:5,2Pet1:3-4, Ps2:8, 2Cor9:8:Matt19:26, Mark9:23

I thank You, Lord, that am the apple of your eyes and you care for me very much so that you love me like you love Jesus and if did not withhold Him, how will You not freely give me all things to enjoy. Thank you that you have opened your good treasure and poured out blessings upon me and I will not have room enough to contain it. The devourer has been rebuked on my behalf. Thank You that all things are mine because you said, “You shall decree a thing and it shall be established and acquaint yourself with the Lord that hood may come to you and you will lay up gold like dust. Thank you, Lord, that you said,” Ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and the door shall be opened. You also said,” If you abide in me and my word abide in you, you shall ask what you will and it shall be done to you.” I believe and decree that all things are mine. I lay up gold as dust. I am blessed with every spiritual blessing in heavenly places. My God shall supply all my needs according to His riches in Glory by Christ Jesus. You said you will give me the treasures of darkness and hidden riches in secret places and the abundance of the seas. Thank you, Lord, that You have made me the head and not the tail. I have all wisdom on how to abound in financial and kingdom Prosperity. I know how to deal wisely in financial matters. I know where to invest and when to invest to make most of my returns.

Deut32:10,Ps17:8, John17:23, Mal3:11,Job22:24,28,Rom8:32,Matt7:7, John15:7 Isa45:3, Isa60:5, Phil4:19, Deut28:13, Eph1:8-10, 2Pet1:3

Thank You, because you have blessed me superabundantly to be a blessing You, Your Church, my family and my generation. I go from glory to glory and from strength to strength in my finances. And I am a Kingdom financier. All things are to enable me to do good wherever I go – spreading the fragrance of your knowledge, Your goodness, Your love, benevolence, power and glory. All things are mine because foreigners are coming to build my walls and they are coming with their silver and their gold. All things are my because Your favour surrounds me as a shield and this is my set time of favour on every side.

Eph1:3, Gen12:3, Isa60:10, Ps102:13, Ps5:12

All things are mine, by divine design. Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. And whatever I loose on earth is loosed in heaven. You watch over your word to perform it. The grass may wither, the flower may fade but your word abides forever. You are not a man to lie neither the son of man to repent. If you said it, you have the wherewithal to make it good.

1John4:4, 1John4:5,Matt18:18, Num23:19 2Cor2:14, Isa40:8, Jer1:8

I give you praise, glory and honour because Your mind is full of me, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

©Fenny West2019

Now the Day is Far Spent ( by Fenny West)

Now the Day Is Far Spent

Now the day is far spent, Lord 
Night is creeping upon us. 
Soon we’ll see the Day of the Lord, 
Coming, rushing upon us. 
O that we would see the rainbow 
On the cloud, a sign to us. 
Faithful God, who keeps His promise 
Coming even as He said. 

May we work while it is day, Lord
In the night no man can work. 
Always doing what You say, Lord. 
Standing always on the Rock. 
O That we would see the good field. 
Vast and plenteous with harvest. 
That we would join hand to hand, 
Reaping precious souls for God. 

Now we’ll raise the banner of praise, 
For You Lord, Who’s the Most High 
Regardless of what the world says 
With our eyes, we kiss Your eyes. 
We bow down, O Holy Spirit. 
Work in us  to work through us.
Rekindle the holy fire. 
Here we come, Lord, here we come.

Keeping Satan Check- Prevails Prayers(3) {by Fenny West}

Keeping Satan Check- Prevails Prayers(3)

 

 

Father, I thank You for the authority of the Believer, in the Name of Jesus. 
Thank You that the weapons of my warfare are not carnal but mighty through God, to the pulling down of strongholds and casting down every imagination that exalts itself against the revealed will of God. 
I bind every principality and power and their evil machinations, ploys and strategies. No weapon fashioned against me shall prosper and every tongue that rises against me in judgement, I show to be in the wrong. When the enemy comes like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will raise a standard against him. 
Thank you, Father, that I have overcome them by the precious blood of Jesus. The blood speaks better than the blood of bulls and goats. I overcome them by the Word of my testimony. Every test that comes my way brings a testimony. Every trial brings a triumph, and every adversity brings Prosperity.
Thank You, Father, that I am the head and not the tail. I shall prevail in every situation I face because greater is He that is in me than he that is this world. God is my refuge and my strength and my ever-present help. He fights for me. His angels are on assignment on my behalf. There are more with me than are against me. God is working everything together for my good. I am the apple of His eyes, His treasured possession. Whoever touches me, touches Him. I am covered, protected, enveloped by his love. My life is hidden in Christ in God. Thanks be to God, who always causes me to triumph. Through my God, I shall do valiantly. It is He who treads down my enemies. They are under my feet. He makes a banquet for me in the presence of my enemies. He goes before me to make every crooked place straight. Every fiery experience I encounter will only refine me to be better. It will burn off every dross and unveil the gold in me. For my light affliction, which is but for a moment, works a far more exceeding weight of glory for me.

This is why I may be hard-pressed, but I am not crushed, persecuted not abandoned. He said,” I will never leave you nor forsake you until the end.” And when I am perplexed I need not be in despair because I know who I serve and whom I have believed. He is good all the time. I do not look at the things which are seen, but the things which are unseen, knowing that the things which are seen are temporary, but that which is not seen is eternal. Therefore I do not lose heart on any account and can call those things which be not as though they were. I see with the eyes of Faith. I see through the eyes of God. I am more than a conqueror. The Kingdom of God suffers violence but the violent take it by force. I tread down serpents and scorpions wherever they rear their heads. Thanks be to God who always causes me to triumph. I am a Victor, a winner, able only and not below. I put satan and his cohorts in check. I give them no room. I am not ignorant of their ploys and evil intents. I expose them for what they are with the Word of God, the light of God. I use the whole armour of God – my helmet of salvation, the shield of faith, the belt of truth, shoes of the Gospel, the breastplate of righteousness and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. 
The Lord is My light and my salvation and my strength. Of whom shall I fear. The Lord is the stronghold of my life. Of whom shall I be afraid. Those who come against me in one way will flee in seven ways. I humble myself under the mighty hand of God and I resist the enemy and he flees. 
Thank You, Lord, for giving me authority over all the power of the enemy. I cast out Demons, wherever and whenever and however they show up. 
I have victory in the Name of Jesus. He disarmed principalities and powers and made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them through the cross. That victory is mine. I enforce that victory in my life in every area-family, businesses, relationships, ministry, children, country, and in all my involvement, in Jesus’ Name. Amen, 

Jesus is Lord! 

I Always Win ( by Fenny West)

I Always Win


Father, I thank You that the earth in all its fullness belongs to You. Yours, O Lord, are the cattle on a thousand hills. The sea is Yours and Your hands formed the dry land. The silver is Yours and so is the gold.
I bless Your name because You love me with an Everlasting Love and Your mind is full of me. You make provision for me before the need arises and You are working everything together for my good.

Therefore, I will not fear any evil because You are always with me, in me and for me. No weapon formed against me prospers. You have given Your angels charge over me. They are ministering spirits on standby, waiting for my instructions.

Thank You that I am secure, protected, covered, and will never be disadvantaged.
Your Spirit in me gives me the edge-cutting edge, the advantage in all I do and wherever.

Your presence makes a difference, just as it was with Joseph. Wherever I go, I carry Your presence and that is what makes the difference. Therefore, I will always win, because all things work together for my good. I will always win because the boundary lines have fallen in pleasant places for me and I have a goodly heritage. I always win because I have the Divine Nature and the wisdom of God at work in me. I always win because God is for me and no one can be against me. I always win because God is at the helm of my affairs and fights for me. The battle is not mine but His. I always win because He has gone ahead of me to make crooked places straight.

So when I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, because He is always with me. He makes a banquet for me, right in the presence of my enemies and He anoints my head with oil and my cup overflows.

Even if I am blackmailed, falsely accused and imprisoned or quarantined, like Joseph, I will keep prospering, thriving and triumphing because Your mercies endure forever and Your goodness is without measure.

I am blessed, all the time and in every place. Even a place famine, like Gerar, Your presence will make a difference and I will look unto Jesus, the Author and the Finisher of my faith. He never fails. David said, “I was young, but now  I am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor His seed begging for bread.”

When I come to the crossroads of life, I shall hear Your voice saying to me, “This is the way. Walk in it.”

Yes, I shall hear from You at such times because Your sheep hear Your voice. And the voice of a stranger they will not follow.
You will direct me by Your Holy Spirit, my Guide. You will instruct me and teach me the way I should go. And as I follow Your bidding You will bring me to my wealthy place, my place of a hundred gold return. Yes, I always win even when surrounded by my enemies who may seemingly outnumber me. I know, that I know, that there are more with me than are against me. As it was with King Jehoshaphat, so shall it be for me. That which is designed to destroy me will promote me. Those who come against me in one way will flee in seven ways. All I will do is praise my God and sing, “Praise ye the Lord. For His mercy endures forever.” And my foes will stumble and fall. They will destroy themselves. And what more? Where I have asked for protection, God will not only protect me but exceed my expectations by giving me a mammoth harvest, even using those same enemies. He remains the same, yesterday, today and forever. I always win. Thanks be to God who always causes me to triumph. Greater is He that is me than he that is in the world. Nay in all these things, I am more than a conqueror through Him who loves me. The Kingdom of God may suffer violence but the violent take it by force. I overcome by the blood of the Lamb and by the Word of my testimony.

I always win because Christ in me, is my hope of glory. Christ is my life. I was crucified with Him, buried with Him and raised up with Him and now sitting with him in heavenly places, far above principalities and powers and thrones and names, not only in this world but in the world to come. I always win because He made me the head and not the tail. He said, “Behold, I give you power over the power of the enemy.”  ‘ In the world, you will have tribulation but be if good cheer because I have overcome the world.’

The Lord is My light and my salvation. He is the strength and stronghold of my life. This is why I always win.

Walking in Wisdom ( By Fenny West)

Walking in Wisdom

Walking in Wisdom is My Currency
Because Christ is made wisdom to me. 
I walk in the light of the Word of God
Which is wisdom to me. 
I have the mind of Christ because the word of God says so. And if God said it, that settles it. My mind is renewed. I am renewed in the spirit of my Mind. I have set my mind on God. His word says, “Thou shalt keep in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you.” Therefore, I am wise not to lean on my own understanding. In all my ways, I acknowledge God and He directs my path. I always hear Him saying to me, “This is the way, walk in it” and that is what I do. He said, “I will instruct you, guide you and teach you in the way you should go. And so long as I am looking to Him I will not go astray. His Spirit is my Counselor, Guide, Standby, Teacher, Revealer who gives me the advantage. He gives me insider information because He knows the end from the beginning. I am therefore in safe hands. He leads me to my green pastures and to my still waters. 
I have the Spirit of wisdom and revelation through my knowledge of Him and through my knowledge of His exceedingly great and precious promises and this enables me to know those things that are freely given to me. All things are mine. And as Continually expose my spirit to His word, I am empowered to walk in faith and increase in faith to take territories and go from glory to glory and from strength to strength. 
In all circumstances, I do what Jesus would have done. I prioritize the Kingdom of God. I set my affection on things above. Because Christ is my life, my wisdom and my strength. He is my light and my salvation. I walk in love at all times because God is love and I am in God and God is in me. I always see through the eyes of God because I am dead to myself and alive unto Him. His mind and wisdom and counsel Prevails in all I do. I do not speak out of turn, but speak the wisdom of God always. I do not act in haste neither do I procrastinate. I keep in step with the Holy Spirit as I pray without Ceasing and pray according to the perfect will of God. I do not miss a bit. Even a turning that seems wrong at the time is used for my good and for my advancement and progress. 
I operate in the wisdom that is heavenly-peaceful, loving, just, true, honest, godly, of good report, admirable, virtuous, and God-glorifying. 
The wisdom I have is laced with understanding, discretion, insight and does not depend on what is seen in the natural. I see with the eyes of Faith. I see unseen realities. Because I see through the eyes of God. 

Ephesians 1:17
“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:”

Ephesians 1:18
“The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,”

Ephesians 1:19
“And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,”

1 Corinthians 1:30
“But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption

I am Christ-Inside Minded ( Fenny West)

I Have the Mind of Christ

Being born again- not of corruptible seed, but of the incorruptible seed of the Word of God that lives forever, I am a brand new species, a New Creation. The old has gone and the New has come.
My life is no more just natural. My life is first and foremost spiritual. Life is Spiritual. I live from inside out. I have my mind renewed by the Word of God and I know that which is His good, acceptable and perfect will. I choose the perfect will of God every time because I am led by the Holy Spirit and not by my flesh. I walk in the path of righteousness for His Name’s sake. I walk by faith and not by sight. I do not look on the outside like a mere man but I look on the inside, like God would do. I see people as God would see them. 
I think as God would think because I have the Mind of Christ. Therefore, whatsoever is just, whatsoever is pure, whatsoever is true, whatsoever is admirable, whatsoever is of good report, virtuous or praiseworthy, I think on such things. I know, that I know that as a man thinks, so he is. I will think the word of God and the will of God. My actions will be based, not on what people think, not on how I feel, but on the will and the Word of God. I will not deny the word and the  Lord by the way I live or by what I do, respond or react. I will live to please God and not please a man. The just shall live by faith. Without faith, it is impossible to please God. I will not be overcome by evil but will repay evil with good like my Lord. I will pray for those who do spitefully and despitefully use me. I will pray, “Father, forgive them. For they know not what they do.” 
I will not follow the world because although I am in this world, I am not of this world. I am a citizen of heaven and I do things differently. I am not a mere man but a superman. 
I can do anything that God ordained me to do. He has given me His ability. As He is, so am I in this world. I have supernatural wisdom, knowledge and insight. I have supernatural health, wealth, supply, authority, peace, love, joy unspeakable and full of glory. I am a living epistle-the Word of God in action. I work the works of He who has sent me. I am His ambassador and His workmanship and masterpiece, created for good works. I am a colabourer with God. I am an imitator of God. He walks with me and talks to me  and through me. He has taken up residence in me. And greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world.
I will hold fast to the Word of God and the will of God. I will come out from among them, knowing that I am separate, chosen, anointed, sanctified, holy, a vessel of honour, fit for the Master’s use. I refuse to be worldly or carnally minded because the carnal mind is enmity with God. I know that to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Whereas, to be carnally minded is death. I choose life, rather than death. God said in His Word: Behold, I set before you, life and death, blessing and cursing. Choose life and live.” I will choose life and live. 
I take sides with the Word of God. I am not ruled by my emotions or how I feel but by the powerful, dynamic, living word of God that is able to establish me and give me my inheritance. I refuse to refuse to believe or focus on lying Vanities. I will not forsake my mercies, the promises of God. God is not a man that He should lie. All His promises are yes and Amen in Christ Jesus. None of His word will return to Him void. I stand on His word, hold on to His word, regardless of how I feel or what people say. The word of God is my yardstick and my standard. I am not ruled by innuendos, rumours, assumptions or suppositions. As many as are led by the Holy SPIRIT, these are the sons of God. God said, “I will guide you in the way you should go. I will guide you with my eyes. When He, the Spirit of truth has come, He will guide you into all truth. I am sensitive to the Holy Spirit. He rules my life. He owns my life. My life is not my own. I belong to God-spirit, soul, and body. My spirit is ruled by the Holy Spirit and my spirit rules my mind and my body. Thank you, Lord, that I am renewed in the spirit of my Mind, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.