“Go Beyond the Logos to the Rhema;
from what He had said to what is being said,
because the rhema, acted upon,
has a lifting power.
It will lift you from the premise of a promise to a place of realisation and actualisation and manifestation.”
21 Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, ” This is the way, walk in it,” Whenever you turn to the right hand Or whenever you turn to the left. Isa 30:21
8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye. Ps 32:8
The Man Born Blind Healed
6 When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay.
7 And He said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing.
8 Therefore the neighbors and those who previously had seen that he was blind said, “Is not this he who sat and begged?”
9 Some said, “This is he.” Others said, “He is like him.” He said, “I am he.”
10 Therefore they said to him, “How were your eyes opened?”
11 He answered and said, “A Man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, ‘Go to the pool of Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed, and I received sight.”John 9:6-11
Lazarus Raised from the Dead
39 Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to Him, “Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days.”
40 Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?”
41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.
42 And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me.”
43 Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!”
44 And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him, and let him go.” John11:39-44
Christ Is Preached to an Ethiopian
26 Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, “Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is desert.
27 So he arose and went. And behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace the queen of the Ethiopians, who had charge of all her treasury, and had come to Jerusalem to worship,
28 was returning. And sitting in his chariot, he was reading Isaiah the prophet.
29 Then the Spirit said to Philip, “Go near and overtake this chariot.”
30 So Philip ran to him, and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, “Do you understand what you are reading?”
31 And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he asked Philip to come up and sit with him.
32 The place in the Scripture which he read was this: ” He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; And as a lamb before its shearer is silent, So He opened not His mouth.
33 In His humiliation His justice was taken away, And who will declare His generation? For His life is taken from the earth.”
34 So the eunuch answered Philip and said, “I ask you, of whom does the prophet say this, of himself or of some other man?”
35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning at this Scripture, preached Jesus to him.
36 Now as they went down the road, they came to some water. And the eunuch said, “See, here is water. What hinders me from being baptized?”
37 Then Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” And he answered and said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”
38 So he commanded the chariot to stand still. And both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him.
39 Now when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away, so that the eunuch saw him no more; and he went on his way rejoicing.
40 But Philip was found at Azotus. And passing through, he preached in all the cities till he came to Caesarea.
Pursue your Purpose with Positivity
Pursue your Purpose with Positivity
Depending entirely on the Almighty
Know that He who began the good work in you
Wants to finish working in you to work through you.
He desires maximum efficiency, optimum performance
Such that will be worth His investment of grace
So remain faithful and patient in His mighty hand
And in the fullness of time, you will enter the Land.
In the fullness of time your vision will not delay, but speak
It will burst forth like a river that has burst its banks, with reach
Reaching forth to the ends of the earth to those who are weak;
To those who sit in darkness and without hope, you will preach.
They will rise from the darkness, rise from the dungeon
Rise from sin-sickness, drug-addiction and wickedness
Into a new land of hope, glory, light, purpose and champions.
From land of despair, depression to the land of His brightness.
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jer29:11
See Behold, Look
See, Behold, Look,
Not from the natural standpoint
But according to the Book of Books,
According to the Word of God,
According to the Light of God.
See with the eyes of Faith.
See through the eyes of God.
See, Behold, Look
Not at your experiences
Especially if they do not line up
with the revealed will of God
The infallible Word of God.
See, Behold, Look
Not what people are showing you
Or saying about you,
But look at what God says about you
And say what He says and boldly too.
Take sides with God.
Take sides with His Word.
Put His word to work.
Act on it as though it is true.
Stand on it in spite of contrary winds.
Agree with God, Who knows the end from the beginning. He watches over His word to perform it. Heaven and earth will pass away, but His Word will not pass away. The grass may wither, the flowers may fade but the Word of God abides forever.
2 And the LORD said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour.Joshua6:2
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2Cor5:17
14 And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:
15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.
16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.
17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.
18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.2Cor4:18
1 John 3:
1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
Your Womb Will Open
Some May See You Dead
But I see you asleep.
Believe Me instead
And you will not weep.
Some may write you off
Because you are barren
But I am more than enough
Your womb I will open.
Some may say he’s (she’s) hopeless
But look beyond the seen
Believe, do and confess
On my word always lean.
11 These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.
12 Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well.
23 Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.
34 And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see.
35 Jesus wept.
36 Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him!
37 And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died?
38 Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.
39 Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days.
40 Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?
41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.
42 And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.
43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.
44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go
I Have Given You a Potent Weapon
I have given you a potent weapon
Like stone and sling with which to smite
Use it in the Name of the Son
And fight in the power of My might.
The armour may look ridiculous
But through it will come great victory.
Yes, I will do the miraculous
That would birth a great testimony.
Do you know God still uses foolish things
To confound those who are wise?
He created, spurn into being great things
From nothing, chaos and great demise.
45 Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.
46 This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.
47 And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD’S, and he will give you into our hands.
48 And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.
49 And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth.
50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.
A prophetic look at the Crucifixion and Resurrection
What Wonderful Words of Prophecies!
The Father said He would send a Saviour after man fell
15 And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.” Gn3:15
He was foreshadowed in a prophecy to Abraham
3 I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Gen.12:3
Isaiah saw it about 800 years before He came
14 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.Isa7:14
6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.Isa9:6-8
David gave us graphic descriptions of the crucifixion about 1000 of years before He came and died on the cross
Bible passage: Psalm 22:1,7,8,16,17,18
Written: About 1000 BC
My God, My God (by Fenny West)
Psalms 22: The Suffering, Praise, and Posterity of the Messiah To the Chief Musician. Set to “The Deer of the Dawn.” A Psalm of David.
1 My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? Why are You so far from helping Me, And from the words of My groaning?
6 But I am a worm, and no man; A reproach of men, and despised by the people.
7 All those who see Me ridicule Me; They shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
8 “He trusted in the LORD, let Him rescue Him; Let Him deliver Him, since He delights in Him!”
12 Many bulls have surrounded Me; Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled Me.
13 They gape at Me with their mouths, Like a raging and roaring lion.
14 I am poured out like water, And all My bones are out of joint; My heart is like wax; It has melted within Me.
15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd, And My tongue clings to My jaws; You have brought Me to the dust of death.
16 For dogs have surrounded Me; The congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me. They pierced My hands and My feet;
17 I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me.
18 They divide My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots.
20 Deliver Me from the sword, My precious life from the power of the dog
21 Save Me from the lion’s mouth And from the horns of the wild oxen! You have answered Me.
He came to save us from our Sins
21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.”
29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! John 1:29
He Knew Why He Came
Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” John18:37
18 ” The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.”
He confirmed all the prophecies in His ministry and in His crucifixion and resurrection
7 Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in.
8 Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, The LORD mighty in battle.
9 Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in.
10 Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah
10 For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.
11 You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
“Why do you seek the living among the dead?Ps16:10-11
6 He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee,Luke24:6
Jesus Predicts His Death and Resurrection
He set his face like a flint to face the music of the cross despite its horror.
21 From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.
22 Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!”
23 But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”
He Himself said:
“All right,” Jesus replied. “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” Luke2:19
39Jesus replied, “A wicked and adulterous generation demands a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. 40For just as Jonah wasthree days and three nightsas in the belly of the great fish,so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. Matt12:39-40
On the cross, He prayed for those crucifying Him
“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are
doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots. .Luke23:34
He took care of His Mother
25Near the cross of Jesus stood His mother and her sister, as well as Mary the wife of Clopas and Mary Magdalene. 26When Jesus saw His mother and thedisciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to His mother, “Woman, here is your son.” 27Then He said to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” So from that hour, this disciple took her into his home.… John19:25-26
He showed His humanity
It Is Finished
28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!”
29 Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth.
He Foresaw the completion of His Work
30 So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. John19:28-30
He forgave one of the thieves crucified with Him
He was separated from the Father
. 34At the ninth hour, Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” whichmeans, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”35When some of those standing nearby heard this, they said, “Behold, He is calling Elijah.”… Mark15:34-35
But thank God, He did not die in vain. He rose again.
2 Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen.
3 And they said among themselves, “Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?”
4 But when they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away — for it was very large.
5 And entering the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed.
6 But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him.
Luke 24: He Is Risen
1 Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them, came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared.
2 But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb.
3 Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
4 And it happened, as they were greatly perplexed about this, that behold, two men stood by them in shining garments.
5 Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead?
6 He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee,
7 saying, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.’ “
8 And they remembered His words.
https://youtu.be/BbzS0zYe74o (by Fenny West)
Christ is Risen
Christ is Alive(by Fenny West)
He Rose up
He’s alive He is Risen(by Fenny West)
Crucifixion and Resurrection
Dominion Lost Regained
As the Sun Rose, Jesus Rose
It’s Time to Arise and Shine
It’s Time to arise and move.
It’s time to take the gauntlet.
It’s, time to take the bull by the horn.
It’s time to enter in and possess your possession.
It’s Time to put the enemy under your feet.
It’s time to give glory to Him Who has called you out of darkness into His marvellous light.
It’s time to press on for the finishing line.
Take a new impetus; a new anointing and move, ferociously; move, with your face like a flint. Go boldly, where angels dread. Go, knowing that the Lord is with you and is your wisdom and strength. Know the Lord is in you, with you and for you. Know that His angelic hosts have been sent forth to assist you. In fact He Himself has gone ahead of you to make crooked paths straight. When you go through the water, you will not drown. When you go through the fire, the flame will not kindle upon you. Like Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego, you will come forth, shining like gold. Like Job of old, you will boldly say, “Though He tries me, yet will I trust Him. And when He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.”
That will be your testimony. No principalities or powers will be able to undermine, defeat or silence you; they cannot dominate or defeat you or intimidate you.
You are going places. I am taking you to a New threshold of Faith, a new threshold of accomplishment, a new threshold of praise.
Use my Name boldly. In My Name, you shall cast out demons. You shall decree a thing in My Name and it shall be done. You shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover. If you drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt you because you have the life of God in you. That same Spirit Who raised Jesus from the dead indwells you and will make alive, vitalize your mortal body.
Be not afraid. Be undaunted. Be strong in Me and in my mighty power. Greater is He that is in you than he that is the world. You are more than a conqueror.
Arise, Shine! For the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. Yes, there will be gross darkness, but the darker the night the more your light will shine. And you will go places and glorify Me. Kings shall come to the brightness of your rising. Foreigners are coming to build your walls. They are coming with their silver and gold. Silver and gold belong to Me and they will not be a hindrance of all your plans for the extension of my Kingdom.
Go with this increased grace for multiplication to an exponential degree. Your spheres of influence are now enlarged. Go for it. Go for gold. Possess your possession.
Make Jesus Your Focus ( Prophetic Word)
Not the circumstance, not the things you see, not the problems, not the raging sea, not the storm or stumbling blocks, not the difficulties.
For the things you see, your light affliction which is but for a moment, is working for you, an eternal weight of glory. The stumbling blocks are stepping stones-like ladders to a higher ground. The fiery furnace is purifying you to radiate the glory of God. It is burning off the dross so the gold in you can be seen. It is reducing your carnal nature so your divine nature will be resplendent, super-abundant and unmistakable.
Seeing the Invisible Seeing the Invisible
16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.2 Cor4:4:16-18
Keep your focus on Jesus and you will walk on water regardless of the raging seas. Keep your eyes on Jesus and you will cross over to the other side.
Wind and Wave Obey Jesus Wind and Wave Obey Jesus
35 On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.”36 Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him.37 And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling.38 But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?”39 Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.
A Demon-Possessed Man Healed
1 Then they came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gadarenes. Mark4:35-Mark 5:1
Keep your eyes on Jesus and the Goliath who taunts will fall down flat on his face and you will stand on him and cut off his head with his sword. For where you have been tried the most will deliver to you, your greatest blessing; your cross holds the key to your treasures of darkness and hidden riches in secret places. Your barriers shall be the birth place of your abundance of the seas.
13 And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever.13 And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever.14 The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.”Ex14:12-14
48 So it was, when the Philistine arose and came and drew near to meet David, that David hurried and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.
49 Then David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone; and he slung it and struck the Philistine in his forehead, so that the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the earth.
50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, and struck the Philistine and killed him. But there was no sword in the hand of David.
51 Therefore David ran and stood over the Philistine, took his sword and drew it out of its sheath and killed him, and cut off his head with it. And when the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they fled.1 Sam17:48-51
Keep your eyes on Jesus and you will not miss a step or miss the mark or miss the bull’s eye.
Keep your eyes on Jesus and He will instruct you as to what to do to pull off a resounding victory that will glorify His Name. Put your eyes on Him and He will direct you with His eyes. You will hear a voice saying to you, “This is the way, walk in it.”
21 Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, ” This is the way, walk in it,” Whenever you turn to the right hand Or whenever you turn to the left. Isa30:21
Make Jesus your focus and you will hear when He says, “Move forward!” regardless of the ‘Red Sea’ in front of you and the “Egyptian Army” behind you. You will know when to use what you have in your hands to path the Red Sea and walk on dry ground. You will know when all you need to do is sing the praises of He who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. And as you give a sacrifice of praise, the walls of Jericho will come tumbling down. You will boldly go into the Promised Land and possess your possession. You will enter into Goshen -best of the land, prepared for you from the beginning of time.
1 Then Joseph went and told Pharaoh, and said, “My father and my brothers, their flocks and their herds and all that they possess, have come from the land of Canaan; and indeed they are in the land of Goshen.”
4 And they said to Pharaoh, “We have come to dwell in the land, because your servants have no pasture for their flocks, for the famine is severe in the land of Canaan. Now therefore, please let your servants dwell in the land of Goshen.”
6 The land of Egypt is before you. Have your father and brothers dwell in the best of the land; let them dwell in the land of Goshen. And if you know any competent men among them, then make them chief herdsmen over my livestock.”
27 So Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions there and grew and multiplied exceedingly.
As you focus on Jesus you will hear When He says, “Pursue, overtake and you will doubtless recover all.” And as you pursue the marauding foes, fiends and Philistines, you will certainly overtake them and recover all you have lost. Yes as you obey the Word which sounded ridiculous:” Go out against your enemies.” even though they are heavily armed to the teeth, you will discover that the battle is not yours but the Lord’s. As you sing in the face of war, battle or confrontation He will cause your enemies to rise up against themselves and completely destroy themselves and leave the field of war littered with bodies and booties, spoils of war. The spoils will be so much that it will take years for you to harvest them.
Focus on Jesus despite the severe famine. For your sufficiency is of God and not of man. Even in the Day of famine He will satisfy you.
15 And he said, “Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the LORD to you: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.15 And he said, “Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the LORD to you: ‘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. They will surely come up by the Ascent of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the brook before the Wilderness of Jeruel.17 You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the LORD, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the LORD is with you.”18 And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem bowed before the LORD, worshiping the LORD.19 Then the Levites of the children of the Kohathites and of the children of the Korahites stood up to praise the LORD God of Israel with voices loud and high.20 So they rose early in the morning and went out into the Wilderness of Tekoa; and as they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: 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. 2Chro20:15-25
Focus on Jesus and He will tell you where when to sow and invests despite the famine. And as you obey He will give you a hundred-fold return like He did Isaac. He will make you successful until you are very successful. He will make you great until you are very great. He will make you a major player on the global stage. He will make you an envy of many like Isaac was. You will be a force to be reckoned with. Many will want to associate with your brand. Many will want to work free for you, just to have it on their CV.
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;14 for he had possessions of flocks and possessions of herds and a great number of servants. So the Philistines envied him.
Focus on Jesus when the enemy keeps blocking the “wells” you dig. Do not give or throw in the towel. Do not give up. You have come too far to quit. Forward ever, backward never. The Lord is with you, in you and for you. No weapon fashioned against you shall prosper. You are more than a conqueror. Stand your ground and your adversaries will give up. Stand your ground and God will make room for you. You will have your Rehoboth. You will have your “Rachel” and out of her will come your Joseph-the fruitful bough; who will be used to save many; who be exceedingly blessed to be a blessing in the evil day, like Joseph of old.
20 But the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac’s herdsmen, saying, “The water is ours.” So he called the name of the well Esek, because they quarreled with him.20 But the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac’s herdsmen, saying, “The water is ours.” So he called the name of the well Esek, because they quarreled with him.21 Then they dug another well, and they quarreled over that one also. So he called its name Sitnah.22 And he moved from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it. So he called its name Rehoboth, because he said, “For now the LORD has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.” Gen.26:20-22
Focus on Jesus and not on Peninnah who taunts you or despise or disdains you. You great gain,” Samuel”- more than seven sons is coming.
My heart rejoices in the LORD; My horn is exalted in the LORD. I smile at my enemies, Because I rejoice in Your salvation. My heart rejoices in the LORD; My horn is exalted in the LORD. I smile at my enemies, Because I rejoice in Your salvation.2 ” No one is holy like the LORD, For there is none besides You, Nor is there any rock like our God.3 ” Talk no more so very proudly; Let no arrogance come from your mouth, For the LORD is the God of knowledge; And by Him actions are weighed.4 ” The bows of the mighty men are broken, And those who stumbled are girded with strength.5 Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread, And the hungry have ceased to hunger. Even the barren has borne seven, And she who has many children has become feeble.6 ” The LORD kills and makes alive; He brings down to the grave and brings up.7 The LORD makes poor and makes rich; He brings low and lifts up.8 He raises the poor from the dust And lifts the beggar from the ash heap, To set them among princes And make them inherit the throne of glory. ” For the pillars of the earth are the LORD’s, And He has set the world upon them. 1Sam2:1-8
Focus on Jesus and you will run through troops and leap over walls. Focus on Jesus and you will tread on high places and milk the breast of Kings. Kings shall come to the brightness of your rising. Isa60
Focus on Jesus and you will serve before kings and not mere men. You will be a mover and a shaker in the world. Your accomplishments shall resound. You will go from glory to glory and from strength to strength and from faith to faith.
Focus on Jesus and your sons and daughters shall come from afar. They shall come laden with gold and silver to build your walls. Isa60
Focus on Jesus and all the key players and kings in your calling and ministry and mission will come render their service to you. They will be at your beck and call. They will be at your command. They will come and give their very best for the building of your magnificent edifice to the glory of God. Before you call, God will hear. And whilst you are yet speaking He will answer. You will be a well-watered garden and an eternal excellence and trophy in God’s hands.
“Be strong and of good courage, and do it; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD God — my God — will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD.”Be strong and of good courage, and do it; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD God — my God — will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD.21 Here are the divisions of the priests and the Levites for all the service of the house of God; and every willing craftsman will be with you for all manner of workmanship, for every kind of service; also the leaders and all the people will be completely at your command.”1Chro28:20-21
Focus on Jesus and nothing will shake you or move you. You will not be envious of anyone who may seem to have run ahead of you. What is yours is yours. No one can dispossess you. Fix your gaze on Jesus and endure your cross like a good soldier of Christ. See the joy ahead of you and endure the trial. You will laugh best even though you laugh last. The last shall be the first and the first shall be the last. You will be an enigma to many. They will say, “We can’t understand. This is a miracle. It is truly the power of God.”
It shall sound like: “When the Lord brought back the captives of Zion, we were like those who dreamed. “Our mouths were filled with laughter and our tongues with songs of Joy. For it was said among the nations, ‘The Lord has done great things for them.'”
Psalms 126: A Joyful Return to Zion A Song of Ascents.Psalms 126: A Joyful Return to Zion A Song of Ascents.1 When the LORD brought back the captivity of Zion, We were like those who dream.2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter, And our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, ” The LORD has done great things for them.”3 The LORD has done great things for us, And we are glad.
Fix your eyes on Jesus like Mary and you will obtain and retain a gain that nobody can take from you. You will obtain the best part that the world cannot give you and cannot take away from you.
“Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things.42 But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”Luke 10:41-42
Fix your eyes on Jesus and you will be ever productive, creative, innovative and inventive, even in your old age. In fact the older you get, the better you will be, the stronger you will be, the sweeter you will be, like vintage wine.
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
4 Blessed are those who dwell in Your house; They will still be praising You. Selah5
Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, Whose heart is set on pilgrimage.6 As they pass through the Valley of Baca, They make it a spring; The rain also covers it with pools.7 They go from strength to strength; Each one appears before God in Zion. P84:4-7