Gospel CHEERS (1) (Saviour Shall Come) by (Fenny West)

Gospel CHEERS (1) Wipe the Corona tears with some gospel cheers

Saviour Shall Come

21 And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the Lord’s. Obadiah1:21

We are blessed to be a blessing, like Abraham (Gen12:2). God knows why we are here at such a time as this when the world is going through such turbulence, uncertainty, fear and desperation. Esther realised she was raised for the time she found herself and rose up to the challenge, stepped up to the plate and saved her nation who were under a threat of annihilation. We are in similar times and even more serious as the whole world is under siege. (Esther 4:14) 

Nehemiah also stood in the gap for his nation and God used him to rebuild the nation in disrepair and despair. ( Neh1-6)

We need to be encouraged and be confident that He has prepared us for these desperate end-times. This is a time for us to shine like never before. It is not by might, nor by power but by His Spirit Who dwells in us. ( Zach 4:6)

In Isaiah 60:1-2, He enjoined us to “Arise, shine!” Because our light has come and the glory of the Lord has risen upon us. He said there will be gross darkness in the land, but the darker the night, the brighter we will shine.

God wants us to be saviours in our cities, communities, villages and nations especially in these times of fear, depression, death and destruction. We must bring hope amidst seeming hopelessness. Let us remember Abraham who against hope believed in Hope. He interceded for Lot and saved him. (Gen18:22-19:29)

Despite the deadness of Sarah’s womb and his age (99), he refused to stagger in unbelief, but gave glory to God. He must have affirmed, built up and complemented Sarah, “Honey you are looking wonderful, youthful and endearing!”
She may have found it difficult to believe, she still had the hope to conceive at 89, but he kept on building her up until she believed it and became pregnant and gave birth to Isaac. ( Rom4:20-21,Gen21:1-7)
Similarly, we have been called for such a time as this to bring hope amidst hopelessness in our communities, cities and nation. Let’s bring some good news cheer in the midst of the CONVID19 gloom and doom, death and destruction occasioned on innocent lives, livelihood and businesses. Children cannot play as usual, everybody is a suspect, “Does he have it?” Does she have it? “

Nevertheless, we are the light of the world. Let’s let our lights so shine that men see our good works and glorify our Father in heaven. We are the salt of the earth. Let’s spread a flavour and savour of goodness and good news. (Matt5:13-16)

Some are looking for scapegoats and pointing the finger here and there- playing the blame game like Adam and Eve. Let’s not partake in it.

Let’s pray without ceasing for God to have mercy on our land. Let’s be the sanitisers of our time by the power of the Holy Spirit. Let’s be the city on the hill that cannot be hidden. We have a God of Hope. He is not taken by surprise by what is happening and He cares. He will intervene if we intercede. He has willed the earth to us as custodians. We have authority here on earth and whatever we allow on earth will be allowed in heaven. And whatever we disallow or bind on earth will be disallowed or bound in heaven.

( Matt16:18-19)

He will not force Himself on us. This is the Church Age. The Name of Jesus is powerful all the time. Let’s believe it and invoke it and turn the tide of evil, dispel the blanket of fear and halt the decimation and blighting of lives.( Phil2:9-11, Acts3:1-7,Acts4:12, Mark16:17-18)

 It is a spiritual warfare. Let’s put on the whole armour of God (Ephe6:10-18)

We need the Helmet of Salvation for protecting our minds from every negativity, fear and foreboding.

We need Breastplate of Righteousness, being the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, we can stand in the gap like Abraham did, like Nehemiah did, like Daniel did, like Esther did.

We need the Belt of Truth for exposing all the lies of the enemy at this time.

Above all we badly need the shield of faith with which to quench every fiery dart of the enemy. We need to tell people with confidence, knowing Whom we have believed that, “We will pull through together. All hope is not lost despite the bad news everywhere.” We need to counsel people to limit the diet of fear and hopelessness because it weakens their immune system.
With God all things are possible. Let’s have faith in God. Through our God we shall do valiantly. Without faith it is impossible to please God. We walk by faith and not by sight.

We need the shoes of the gospel in this fight. Let’s look for the good things God is doing even at this time and spread it like wild fire. Let’s blow it like a beacon of hope. Let us unashamedly testify of God’s goodness.

Oh how we need to go beyond the defensive weapons and wield the Sword of the Spirit which the Word of God!

This is a time to use the Word- Sword, like never before against the adversary, like Jesus did, “It is written if God be for us who can be against us? It is written, No weapon fashioned against us shall prosper. It is written” When the enemy comes like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will raise a standard against him. It is said, “They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the Word of their testimony, that they loved not their lives unto death. Satan back off! It is written,” The Kingdom of God sufferers violence but the violent take it by force.” We cast you out of our cities, countries. We take back our businesses. We take back our health,  we take back our joy, we take back our streets, we take back our social life in the Name of Jesus. Amen. ( Matt4:4,Rom8:31, Isa54:17, Isa59:19,, Rev12:11, Matt11:12

If My People… ( by Fenny West)

If My People…


If my people
Who are called by my Name
Shall humble themselves and pray
And seek my face and turn from their wicked ways,

then will I hear from heaven,

and will forgive their sins and will heal their land.

Oh Lord, Your people who are called by Your Name,

do humble ourselves and pray and

seek Your face and turn from our wicked ways.
Oh Lord, hear from heaven

and Lord forgive our sins

and Lord heal our land.

To end
Oh Lord, hear from heaven and Lord forgive our sins and Lord heal our land.
Oh Lord, hear from heaven and Lord forgive our sins and Lord heal our land.
Oh Lord, hear from heaven and Lord forgive our sins and Lord heal our land.

14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
2Chro7:14

30 So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one. Ezek 22:30

15 Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.” Ps50:15

3 ‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’
Jer33:3

7 And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them?

1 Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart,

7 And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them?
8 I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”Luke18:1,

4 So it was, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned for many days; I was fasting and praying before the God of heaven.
5 And I said: “I pray, LORD God of heaven, O great and awesome God, You who keep Your covenant and mercy with those who love You and observe Your commandments,
6 please let Your ear be attentive and Your eyes open, that You may hear the prayer of Your servant which I pray before You now, day and night, for the children of Israel Your servants, and confess the sins of the children of Israel which we have sinned against You. Both my father’s house and I have sinned.
7 We have acted very corruptly against You, and have not kept the commandments, the statutes, nor the ordinances which You commanded Your servant Moses.
8 Remember, I pray, the word that You commanded Your servant Moses, saying, ‘If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the nations;
9 but if you return to Me, and keep My commandments and do them, though some of you were cast out to the farthest part of the heavens, yet I will gather them from there, and bring them to the place which I have chosen as a dwelling for My name.’
10 Now these are Your servants and Your people, whom You have redeemed by Your great power, and by Your strong hand.
11 O Lord, I pray, please let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant, and to the prayer of Your servants who desire to fear Your name; and let Your servant prosper this day, I pray, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man.” For I was the king’s cupbearer. Neh1:4-11

4 And I prayed to the LORD my God, and made confession, and said, “O Lord, great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and mercy with those who love Him, and with those who keep His commandments,
5 we have sinned and committed iniquity, we have done wickedly and rebelled, even by departing from Your precepts and Your judgments.
Dan9:4-5

Watching and Praying ( by Fenny West)

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Watching and praying
Will ward off the foe,
Keep you from straying,
Wherever you go.

Pray without ceasing;
For this is God’s will,
Season after season
Through prayer storms are stilled.

God gives grace for interceding.
Let’s use it to bridge the gap.
Praying keeps us standing
Whilst plugging holes in gaps.

Pray undoes the enemy’s   plan
It sets his camp on fire
And assuages God’s plan
So that you don’t tire or retire.

Prayer will keep us focused
On our mission and vision
It will turn our minus into plus.
Enable us run our race to completion.

Praying repels temptation
And keeps you in contention
To overcome every opposition.
So pray in every situation.

38  Watch and pray , lest you enter into temptation.   The spirit indeed   is   willing , but the flesh   is   weak.”
Mark14:38
The Parable of the Persistent Widow  1 Then He spoke a parable to them , that men always ought to pray and not lose heart ,
Luke18:1

Preaching in Galilee  35 Now in the morning , having risen a long while before daylight , He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.
Mark1:35
A Lame Man Healed  1 Now Peter and John went up together to the temple at the hour of prayer , the ninth hour.
Acts3:1
30 So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall , and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land , that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.
Ezek22:30
17 pray without ceasing ,
1Thess5:17

There is Only One Mediator ( by Fenny West)

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There is Only One Mediator

 

There is only one Mediator-

The Only Mediator.

Buddha is not His name;

Hare Krishna is not His name;

Muhammad is not His name;

The Virgin Mary is not His name;

Joseph Smith is not His name;

Sun Myung Moon  is not His name;

His Name is, Jesus Christ- the Son of the Living God!

 

He is the Mediator between God and men,(1Tim2:5)

According to God’s divine plan.(Acts2:22)

He was the seed of the Woman(Gen3:15)

Who came in the fullness of time;( Gal.4:4)

Who came to crush Satan’s head

And raise us from the dead;Ep2:5)

Whose heels were bruised.

 

 

He was the Lamb of God

Slain before the foundation of the world.(John1:29)

He was the living Word of God( John1:1,14, 1John1:1)

The Child that was born and the Son that was given(Isa9:6-7)

He was the Saviour who was the ransom given(1Tim2:5)

He died for all, paid the price once and for all (Isa53:4,5,7; 1Pet.1:18-19)

He lifted those condemned under the fall (Rom8:1)

He justifies every sinner that will call. (Rom5:1,Isa53:11,Rom3:30,Gal3:8)

 

He is the way , the truth and the life.(John14:6)

His word is spirit and life(John6:63)

And He came to give abundant life(John10:10)

His Name is called wonderful(Isa9:6-7)

And He is powerful and merciful.(Matt28:18, Matt11:28,Matt8:1-3)

And He is ever faithful and most beautiful.(Rev1:5)

He is also called counsellor, intercessor (John14:15, Ro8:34,Heb.7:25,Isa40:13)

Teacher and Comforter

The £verlasting Father

And the Prince of peace

Who became our peace.(Eph2:14)

He brought peace with God

And the peace of God-

The Mighty God;

Emmanuel- God with us.(Isa7:14)

 

He became our reconciliation(1Cor1:30,2Cor5:21)

Our redemption, our salvation

Our sanctification, our restoration,

Our righteousness, our goodness

Our boldness, our security, our purity (Heb4:16, Prov28:1)

Our prosperity, our inheritance, our acceptance( 3John1:2

Our courage , our life, our wisdom, our success.(Josh1:8)

He became God with us , God in us and God for us. ( Matt28:20)

 

He disarmed principalities and powers ( Col2:15)

And made a public spectacle of them

And we who were dead in sin were raise with Him ( Eph2:5)

And now seated with Him in heavenly places

Far above principalities and powers

And thrones and dominions

And every other names that shall be named

Not only in this world but also in the world to come.

 

He made us heirs  of God ( Ro8:17, Eph3:6, Heb6:17,Gal3.29)

And joint heirs with Him

And there is only one foundation that can be laid(1Cor3:11)

And that is Christ Jesus.

He is the Stone that the builders rejected(Acts4:11)

 That has now become the Chief Corner Stone

He is the Captain of Salvation(Heb2:10)

The Good Shepherd(John10:11)

Who lays down Is life for the sheep.

He is the Author and Finisher of our faith-( Heb11:2)

The Alpha and the Omega(Rev1:8,11)

The First and the Last

The Beginning and the End.

 

There is only One Mediator-

the man Christ Jesus!

Alleluia!

 

16 Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”Matt16:16

.5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,6 who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time,

1Tim2:5-6

 

Persevering in Persecution

Persevering in Persecution

We Will Win the War on Our Knees

I got this text message yesterday:

“Please pray4 the 22 Christian Missionaries families that will be executed by Islamists in Afghanistan Please Pass as fast as u can so that many will pray! PLEASE.”

 Then in my research I found out the following:

“The Islamist agenda to bring Nigeria under the ‘House of Islam’ versus the election of a southern Christian as President has caused much unrest. The Islamist group, Boko Haram, has claimed the lives of at least 800 Christians. The decisions of local government, especially in the twelve northern Sharia states, mean that Christians experience restrictions in schooling, threats of abduction, forced marriage, as well as denial of employment, clean water and healthcare. It is
dangerous to convert and for churches to integrate new converts.

The future does not look bright with emerging links between al-Qaeda in the Maghreb and Boko Haram making more violent persecution likely.”

Please Pray:

        Give thanks that believers are responding to recent pressure with increased prayer, evangelism and care for MBBs

        That Christian youths will resist the temptation to respond with violence to Muslim attacks

        For Open Doors workers providing emergency support and trauma counseling to victims of attacks.

http://www.opendoorsuk.org/resources/worldwatch/nigeria_north.php

“ Boko Haram, an Islamist extremist group persecuting Christians in Nigeria, has been linked to terrorist cells in Mali. Since Boko Haran began its armed insurgency against the government in Nigerian, over3000 people have been murdered. Many of Boko Haram’s victims are Christians. Boko Haram believes that Northern Nigeria should be a separate Islamist state where the strict form of Sharia Law should be implemented. As Boko continues to fight for an Islamist state, Christian continue to be convenient targets.”

http://www.persecution.org/2013/01/18/security-forces-link-christian-persecution-in-nigeria-to-terrorist-cells-in-mali/

Persecution of Christians is real and rife in Nigeria and in many Islamist countries and we in the west need to wake up from slumber. We need to treasure our freedom to worship and read the Bible and not take it for granted.

We should uphold our brethren who under the line of fire in prayer like the early Christians did.

Peter Freed from Prison

5     Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church.Acts12:

Let us pray that those persecuted will remain courageous and radiate the glory of the Lord such that their persecutors will be convicted and converted as it happened with Paul and Silas.

 

23   And when they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to keep them securely.

24   Having received such a charge, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks.

The Philippian Jailer Saved

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25   But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.

26   Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed.

27   And the keeper of the prison, awaking from sleep and seeing the prison doors open, supposing the prisoners had fled, drew his sword and was about to kill himself.

28   But Paul called with a loud voice, saying, “Do yourself no harm, for we are all here.”

29   Then he called for a light, ran in, and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas.

30   And he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

31   So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”

32   Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house.

33   And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their stripes. And immediately he and all his family were baptized.

34   Now when he had brought them into his house, he set food before them; and he rejoiced, having believed in God with all his household. Acts16

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Pray that those persecuted will be so bold that their persecutors will acknowledge that they have been with Jesus.

The Name of Jesus Forbidden

13   Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus.

14   And seeing the man who had been healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it.

15   But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves,

16   saying, “What shall we do to these men? For, indeed, that a notable miracle has been done through them is evident to all who dwell in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it.

17   But so that it spreads no further among the people, let us severely threaten them, that from now on they speak to no man in this name.”

18   So they called them and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.

19   But Peter and John answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge.

20   For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.”

21   So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way of punishing them, because of the people, since they all glorified God for what had been done.

22   For the man was over forty years old on whom this miracle of healing had been performed.

 

Pray that, like the early Christians were jolted and fired up to pray ‘dangerous’ prayers, we too will rise up and intercede and fight on our knees, realising the Church is the only army that wins wars on its knees.

 

Prayer for Boldness

23   And being let go, they went to their own companions and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them.

24   So when they heard that, they raised their voice to God with one accord and said: “Lord, You are God, who made heaven and earth and the sea, and all that is in them,

25   who by the mouth of Your servant David have said: ‘ Why did the nations rage, And the people plot vain things?

26   The kings of the earth took their stand, And the rulers were gathered together Against the LORD and against His Christ.’

27   “For truly against Your holy Servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together

28   to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose determined before to be done.

29   Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word,

30   by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.”

31   And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.

Acts4:23-31

 

Persecution of Christianity

Is Prevalent, rising, real and rife

So intercede with importunity

For the Lord to use it for His will.

 

May Christians be jolted from slumber

And begin do battle on their knees

And see an increase in their number

That the name of the Lord will be exalted.

 

May persecution spread the gospel

Causing the Church to expand her land

As the saints are not afraid to tell

The Good news of the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Prayer for Boldness

23   And being let go, they went to their own companions and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them.

24   So when they heard that, they raised their voice to God with one accord and said: “Lord, You are God, who made heaven and earth and the sea, and all that is in them,

25   who by the mouth of Your servant David have said: ‘ Why did the nations rage, And the people plot vain things?

26   The kings of the earth took their stand, And the rulers were gathered together Against the LORD and against His Christ.’

27   “For truly against Your holy Servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together

28   to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose determined before to be done.

29   Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word,

30   by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.”

31   And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.

 

We can see how persecution worked for the early Church

Acts 8: Saul Persecutes the Church

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1     Now Saul was consenting to his death. At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.

2     And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him.

3     As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering every house, and dragging off men and women, committing them to prison.

Christ Is Preached in Samaria

4     Therefore those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the word.

5     Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria and preached Christ to them.

6     And the multitudes with one accord heeded the things spoken by Philip, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.

7     For unclean spirits, crying with a loud voice, came out of many who were possessed; and many who were paralyzed and lame were healed.

8     And there was great joy in that city.

It can happen again as we pray trust the Lord to use us in a special way in these times.

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Paul was breathing murder and causing havoc but God arrested him as he was on his way to arrest torture and imprison Christians. And what more? He who was the greatest enemy of the Gospel became its greatest champion, propagator and trophy and wrote 13 best-sellers of all-time.

©Fenny West2013

https://inspiration4generations.wordpress.com/2013/01/03/in-this-brand-new-year-2/

 

 

 

 

Those who are Much Anointed are Also Much Afflicted

Those who are Much Anointed Are also Much Afflicted

Mourning Warren

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Those who are much anointed are also much afflicted. This is certainly very true of David who was anointed three times for the same position. He was forgotten on the day of his ordination. And on the day of his show- down with Goliath, which was to mark a turning point in his life, his brothers opposed him. Then King Saul found it hard to believe his testimonies until hard-pressed.

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After mauling Goliath and cutting off his head and tuning the light on for Israel, little David court the displeasure, anger and jealousy of King Saul because some women sang a silly song that Saul killed his thousand but David killed ten thousand. So he who was a hero, quickly turned a zero before Saul and became a fugitive. At one time David even feigned madness as to take cover amongst the Philistines to prevent Saul ending his life prematurely.

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Yet God was with him and was preparing him for reigning eventually.

David in all these, was wise in his conduct. Little wonder he was called “a man after the heart of God.” He refused to kill the King even when he had the opportunity.

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He was crowned King in the fullness of time when he was 30. However, his son (Absolom) overthrew him and he had to run for his dear life. This was a son whom he had forgiven for killing his brother.

CGF7

Against this background, we have just heard of that Matthew Warren, the 27th year old son of Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Valley Community Church in Lake Forest, California, died recently. He committed suicide in a sudden turn of events after a time of fun with his parents. In a tweet, Pastor Rick said those who were close to them knew he struggled with mental illness, dark holes of depression and suicidal tendencies.

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For those who are acquainted with Rick Warren would know that he is an incredibly gifted teacher and pastor.

God is righteous

It is a sad loss of the life of a young man with a great promise. May the Lord comfort the family as only He can in this difficult time. Truly the much anointed is also much afflicted. But Jesus is Lord in all circumstances. His grace is sufficient for us in all that we go through. We do not have the answer in all circumstances. But He does and He knows best.

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Let us uphold the family in prayers at this very trying moment of loss.

 

 

shalom

I Rest My Case With You

I Rest my Case with You

justice

 I rest my case with You

O Faithful and True

You’re able to do

More than I can think

More than I can dream

More than I can expect

I rest my case with You

O Faithful and True.

 

I rest my case with You

O Faithful and True.

You know more than I do

In You I am secure

I know my future is sure.

Your promises are sure.

I rest my case with You

O Faithful and True.

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I rest my case with You

O Faithful and True.

I know you know my end

Even from my beginning.

All Your ways are just

For those you have made just.

I rest my case with You

O Faithful and True.

 

 

I rest my case with You

O Faithful and True.

I know You are there

And know that You care

You will not lose my case

As I look to Your Face.

I rest my case with You

O Faithful and True.

 

1 John 2:

1     My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

24   But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood.

25   Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.

Heb7:25

26   Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

27   Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

28        And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Rm8:26-28

©Fenny West2012

https://inspiration4generations.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/olympic-series-the-race-of-grace-1-preparation/

 

Fight for Your Company (by Fenny West)

Fight for Your Company

Fight for your company

Enslaved by principalities.

Fight for your family.

 

Fight for your people

In great battle-debacle,

In a great struggle.

 

Fight for your nation

In incarceration

Fight in the Spirit

Fight till God visits.

Not with carnal weapons

But with divine weapons

 

Stand in the gap

Go from lap to lap

Stand despite the storm

Till God’s light comes.

 

Stand against wickedness

Stand against blindness

Stand against bondage

Stand against tutelage

 

Stand against ignorance

Stand against false confidence

Stand against imprisonment

Of the soul and spirit.

 

11   And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. The Philistines had gathered together into a troop where there was a piece of ground full of lentils. So the people fled from the Philistines.

12   But he stationed himself in the middle of the field, defended it, and killed the Philistines. So the LORD brought about a great victory.2 Sam23:11-12

 

 

3     For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.

4     For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds,

5     casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,

2Cor10:3-5

1Tim6:12

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses

2Tim4:7

7     I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

. 18 This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare,

1Tim1:18

 

https://inspiration4generations.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/olympic-series-the-race-of-grace-1-preparation/©Fenny West2012

In Praying for Others

In Praying for Others

 

 

In praying for others

We too are well watered

Because we sow a seed

Which sprouts to meet our needs.

 

 

So let’s stand in the gap

In spite of our mishap

And others reach, lift up

In doing so, fill their cup.

 

 

Take pleasure in the Church

Help her shine as the torch

Be part of her- her stone

Her pillar – living stone.

 

Let us all watch and pray

And God will make a way

And turn crooked path straight

Open any locked gates.

 

Psalm 102:13, 14:

Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time is come. For Thy servants rake pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof.

A selfish man in trouble is exceedingly hard to comfort, because the springs of his comfort entirely within himself, and when he is sad all his springs are dry. But a large-hearted man full of Christian philanthropy, has other springs from which to supply himself with comfort beside those which lie within. He can go to his God first of all, and there find abundant help; and he can discover arguments for consolation in things relating to the world at large, to his country, and, above all, to the church. David in this Psalm was exceedingly sorrowful; he wrote, “I am like an owl of the desert, I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house top.” The only way in which he could comfort himself, was in the reflection that God would arise, and have mercy upon Zion: though he was sad, yet Zion should prosper; however low his own estate, yet Zion should arise. Christian man! learn to comfort thyself in God’s gracious dealing towards the church. That which is so dear to thy Master, should it not be dear above all else to thee? What though thy way be dark, canst thou not gladden thine heart with the triumphs of His cross and the spread of His truth? Our own personal troubles are forgotten while we look, not only upon what God has done, and is doing for Zion, but on the glorious things He will yet do for His church. Try this receipt, O believer, whenever thou art sad of heart and in heaviness of spirit: forget thyself and thy little concerns, and seek the welfare and prosperity of Zion. When thou bendest thy knee in prayer to God, limit not thy petition to the narrow circle of thine own life, tried though it be, but send out thy longing prayers for the church’s prosperity, “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem,” and thine own soul shall be refreshed.

 

C.H.Spurgeon

 

30   So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one. Ezek.22:30

 

Fenny West2012

http://christian-talk.forumotion.com/t5576-fresh-and-flourishing#10883

Pray the Promises (Fenny West)

Prayer Scriptures

Pray the Word of God

Pray the Promises

State the statutes

Plead the Promises

Stand on the scriptures

Come with the commandments

 

6     “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.

7     You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.

8     You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.

9     You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. Deut6:6-9

 

State your case

(Why should I answer you? What is your reference point? What are you standing on? Why should I intervene? What justifies you to ask?)

26   Put Me in remembrance; Let us contend together; State your case, that you may be acquitted.Isa43:26

Take God’s word to Him in prayer: Lord, You said… in …. Let it be done according to Your word.

The Word of God Heb4:12, Heb8:16, Jer1:12, Isa55:10-11, Isa40:8, Ps138:2, Num23:19, Col.3:16, Ps1:1-3, Jos1:8, Deut6:7, Matt24:24, Ps119:89

 

 

 

Ask:

Keep Asking, Seeking, Knocking

7     “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

8     For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

Matt7:7,8

23   “And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you.

24   Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

John16:24

8     Ask of Me, and I will give You The nations for Your inheritance, And the ends of the earth for Your possession.

Psalm2:8

 

 

Call:

15           Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.”Ps50:15,

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.

Ps91:15

24   ” It shall come to pass That before they call, I will answer; And while they are still speaking, I will hear.

Isa65:24

3     ‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’

Jer33:3

11   For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

12   Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.

13  And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart Jer29:12

 

Wait:

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. Isa40:31

Isa40:31

1     I waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me, And heard my cry.

2     He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, Out of the miry clay, And set my feet upon a rock, And established my steps.

3     He has put a new song in my mouth — Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, And will trust in the LORD.

4     Blessed is that man who makes the LORD his trust, And does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

Ps40:1-4

1     Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation.

2     He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved.Ps62:1-2

 

Yearning for God

1     As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for You, O God.

2     My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?

Ps42:1-2

Seeking

       O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You In a dry and thirsty land Where there is no water.

2     So I have looked for You in the sanctuary, To see Your power and Your glory.

3          Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips shall praise You Ps63:1-3

4          I sought the LORD, and He heard me, And delivered me from all my fears. Ps34:4

 

Cry

6     This poor man cried out, and the LORD heard him, And saved him out of all his troubles. 15        The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their cry.

 

Ps34:6,15

I will cry out to God Most High, To God who performs all things for me.

Ps57:2

 

Humility

18     The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit.Ps34:18

17   The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart — These, O God, You will not despise.

Psalm51:17

14   if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

2Chro7:14

 

Righteousness

18   If I regard iniquity in my heart, The Lord will not hear.

Ps66:18

 

Revival

5    Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.Ps103:5

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.

Isa40:31

7     Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch out Your hand Against the wrath of my enemies, And Your right hand will save me.

Ps138:7

11     Revive me, O LORD, for Your name’s sake! For Your righteousness’ sake bring my soul out of trouble.Psalm143:11

7     Those who dwell under his shadow shall return; They shall be revived like grain, And grow like a vine. Their scent shall be like the wine of Lebanon.

Hosea14:7

37 Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, And revive me in Your way.Ps119:37

2     O LORD, I have heard Your speech and was afraid; O LORD, revive Your work in the midst of the years! In the midst of the years make it known; In wrath remember mercy.

Hab:3:2

40   Behold, I long for Your precepts; Revive me in Your righteousness. — waw —

Ps119:40

88 Revive me according to Your lovingkindness, So that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth. — lamed –

Ps119:88

107 I am afflicted very much; Revive me, O LORD, according to Your word.

Ps119:107

149 Hear my voice according to Your lovingkindness; O LORD, revive me according to Your justice.

Ps119:149

159 Consider how I love Your precepts; Revive me, O LORD, according to Your lovingkindness.

Ps119:159

( Note odds and even numbers in Ps119 re revival for ‘memory made easy’ evens( 40,88, odds 37, 107, 149,159

Visitation

Luke 19

44 and level you, and your children within you, to the ground; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation.”

 

1 Peter 2

12 having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation.

 

 

Trust

Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, Until these calamities have passed by. Ps57:1

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

3     You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.

Isa26:3

 

5     A good man deals graciously and lends; He will guide his affairs with discretion.

6     Surely he will never be shaken; The righteous will be in everlasting remembrance.

7          He will not be afraid of evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.P112:5

 

Covenant

9     “Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments;

Deut7:9

5     And I said: “I pray, LORD God of heaven, O great and awesome God, You who keep Your covenant and mercy with those who love You and observe Your commandments,

Neh1:5

Exodus 2

24 So God heard their groaning, and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.

Ex2:24

Exodus 6

5 And I have also heard the groaning of the children ofIsrael whom the Egyptians keep in bondage, and I have remembered My covenant Ex6:5

Abundance

19   And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Phil4:19

12   You have caused men to ride over our heads; We went through fire and through water; But You brought us out to rich fulfillment.

Ps66:12

Redemption in Christ

3          Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, Eph1:3

10   Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the LORD of hosts, ” If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it.

11   ” And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,” Says the LORD of hosts;

12        And all nations will call you blessed, For you will be a delightful land,” Says the LORD of hosts. Mai3:10-12

20   Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,

Eph3:20

19   Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loads us with benefits, The God of our salvation! Selah

Ps68:19

5     Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

Ps103:5

 

Repentance & Healing

14   if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

2Chro7:14

38        Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.Acts2:37

Thanksgiving

6     Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;

7     and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Phil4:6-7, 1Thess5:17

 

Peace :as above

Christ Our Peace

14   For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation,

Eph2:14

12   For thus says the LORD: ” Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, And the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream. Then you shall feed; On her sides shall you be carried, And be dandled on her knees.

Isa66:12

3     You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.

Isa26:3

 

Worry

Phil4:6-7

Do Not Worry

25   “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?

26   Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

27   Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?

28   “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin;

29   and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

30   Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

31   “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’

32   For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.

33   But seek first thekingdom ofGod and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

34        Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble

Matt6:25-34

5     A good man deals graciously and lends; He will guide his affairs with discretion.

6     Surely he will never be shaken; The righteous will be in everlasting remembrance.

7          He will not be afraid of evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.

P112:5-7

7     casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

1Pet5:7

 

Faith in God’s ability and integrity

2Cor5:7, Ro10:17, Mark11:23, Eph3:20, Isa55:10-11, Isa40:8, Heb10:38( Rom1:17, Hab2:4, Heb10:38, Heb1:3,Col:16, 1Chro29:11-13

 

 

God’s Gauntlet

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

John15:7,

3     ‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’

Jer33:3

 

The will of God1John5:14-15

Remembrance

15   ” Can a woman forget her nursing child, And not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, Yet I will not forget you.

16   See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me.

Isa49:15-16,

Gen8:1

Genesis 8

1    Then God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the animals that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters subsided.Gen8:1

Genesis 19

29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when He overthrew the cities in whichLot had dwelt.

Genesis 30

22 Then God remembered Rachel, and God listened to her and opened her womb.

 

Gen22:30

Exodus 2

24 So God heard their groaning, and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.Ex2:24

Exodus 6

5 And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel whom the Egyptians keep in bondage, and I have remembered My covenant Ex6:5

1 Samuel 1

19 Then they rose early in the morning and worshiped before the LORD, and returned and came to their house at Ramah. And Elkanah knew Hannah his wife, and the LORD remembered her.1 Sam1:19

 

 

Peace

Always 1Thess5:17, Luke18:1, Phil4:6-7

In everything Phuil4:6-7, 1Thess5:17, Rom8:28

Levels or degrees

ask

Keep Asking, Seeking, Knocking

7     “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Matt7:7

seek

6     Seek the LORD while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near.

Knock

Isa55:6

11   For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

12   Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.

13        And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart

Jer29:13

Repentance

seek Him while He may be found

Praise Acts16:25-32

Possibility

 

 

in regard to

Supplies: Ps23:1,

8     And Abraham said, “My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering.” So the two of them went together.

Gen22:8,

Phil4:19,

2Cor8:9-10

Genesis 26: Isaac and Abimelech

1     There was a famine in the land, besides the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines, in Gerar.

2     Then the LORD appeared to him and said: “Do not go down toEgypt; live in the land of which I shall tell you.

3     Dwell in this land, and I will be with you and bless you; for to you and your descendants I give all these lands, and I will perform the oath which I swore to Abraham your father. 12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the LORD blessed him.

Gen26:1-3,12

Giving birth to Vision

8     Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? For as soon asZion was in labor, She gave birth to her children.

9     Shall I bring to the time of birth, and not cause delivery?” says the LORD. ” Shall I who cause delivery shut up the womb?” says your God.

Isa66:8-9

Giving and Receiving

The Cheerful Giver

6     But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

7     So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.

8     And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.2Cor9:6-8

 

Barrenness

Isaiah 54: A Perpetual Covenant of Peace

1     “Sing, O barren, You who have not borne! Break forth into singing, and cry aloud, You who have not labored with child! For more are the children of the desolate Than the children of the married woman,” says the LORD.

2     ” Enlarge the place of your tent, And let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; Do not spare; Lengthen your cords, And strengthen your stakes.

3     For you shall expand to the right and to the left, And your descendants will inherit the nations, And make the desolate cities inhabited.

4     ” Do not fear, for you will not be ashamed; Neither be disgraced, for you will not be put to shame; For you will forget the shame of your youth, And will not remember the reproach of your widowhood anymore.

Isa54:1-4

Harvest

7     Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.

38   Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”

Matt9:37-38

Rain

1     Ask the LORD for rain In the time of the latter rain. The LORD will make flashing clouds; He will give them showers of rain, Grass in the field for everyone.

Zech10:1

Importunity or  persistence

Luke18:1

Luke 18: The Parable of the Persistent Widow

1     Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart,

2     saying: “There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man.

3     Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, ‘Get justice for me from my adversary.’

4     And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, ‘Though I do not fear God nor regard man,

5     yet because this widow troubles me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.’ “

6     Then the Lord said, “Hear what the unjust judge said.

7     And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them?

8     I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”

Luke18:1-7

8     I say to you, though he will not rise and give to him because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will rise and give him as many as he needs.

Luke11:8

12   And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.

Matt11:12

Travail ( birth pang-wrestling)

Wrestling with God

22   And he arose that night and took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven sons, and crossed over the ford of Jabbok.

23   He took them, sent them over the brook, and sent over what he had.

24   Then Jacob was left alone; and a Man wrestled with him until the breaking of day.

25   Now when He saw that He did not prevail against him, He touched the socket of his hip; and the socket of Jacob’s hip was out of joint as He wrestled with him.

26   And He said, “Let Me go, for the day breaks.” But he said, “I will not let You go unless You bless me!”

27   So He said to him, “What is your name?” He said, “Jacob.”

28   And He said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, butIsrael; for you have struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed.”

Gen32:22-28

7     And there is no one who calls on Your name, Who stirs himself up to take hold of You; For You have hidden Your face from us, And have consumed us because of our iniquities.

Isa64:7

8     Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion was in labor, She gave birth to her children.

9     Shall I bring to the time of birth, and not cause delivery?” says the LORD. ” Shall I who cause delivery shut up the womb?” says your God.

Isa66:8-9

Will of God

Confidence and Compassion in Prayer

14   Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

15   And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.

1John5:14-15

Luke 18: The Parable of the Persistent Widow

1     Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart,

Luke18:1

Romans 12: Living Sacrifices to God

1     I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.

2          And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.Rom12:1-2

6     Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;

7     and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Phil4:6-7

16   Rejoice always,

17   pray without ceasing,

18   in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

19   Do not quench the Spirit.

20   Do not despise prophecies.

21   Test all things; hold fast what is good.

22   Abstain from every form of evil.

1Thess5:11-22

Violence

wrestling with God

Souls

Expectation Ps62:5

Merciful

6     And the LORD passed before him and proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth,

Ex34:6,

1     Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.

2     Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy,

Ps107:1-2

Joy

11   So the ransomed of the LORD shall return, And come toZion with singing, With everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness; Sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

 Isa51:11,

16   Rejoice always,

1Thess5:16

10   And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, And come toZion with singing, With everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness, And sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

Isa35:10

Rhema

4     ” The Lord GOD has given Me The tongue of the learned, That I should know how to speak A word in season to him who is weary. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear To hear as the learned.

Isa50:4

saiah 45: Cyrus, God’s Instrument

1     “Thus says the LORD to His anointed, To Cyrus, whose right hand I have held — To subdue nations before him And loose the armor of kings, To open before him the double doors, So that the gates will not be shut:

2     ‘ I will go before you And make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze And cut the bars of iron.

3     I will give you the treasures of darkness And hidden riches of secret places, That you may know that I, the LORD, Who call you by your name, Am the God of Israel.

Isa45:1-3

Zion’s Future Triumph

6    ” In that day,” says the LORD, ” I will assemble the lame, I will gather the outcast And those whom I have afflicted; Micah4:6

17 For I will restore health to you And heal you of your wounds,’ says the LORD, ‘ Because they called you an outcast saying: ” This is Zion; No one seeks her.” Jer30:17

 

Fight the Good Fight

18   This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare,1Tim1:18

Fight

4     For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds,

5     casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 2Cor10:4-5

2     ” Speak comfort to Jerusalem, and cry out to her, That her warfare is ended, That her iniquity is pardoned; For she has received from the LORD‘s hand Double for all her sins.” Isa40:2

The Whole Armor of God

10   Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

11   Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be

able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12   For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

13   Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14   Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,

15   and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16   above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.

17   And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;

18   praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints —

Eph6:10-18

1 Corinthians 9

26 Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air.

 

1 Timothy 6

12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

 

2 Timothy 4

7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

 

 

Salvation

30   So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.

Ezek22:11

Co-workers with God

9     For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building.

2     in the first year of his reign I, Daniel, understood by the books the number of the years specified by the word of the LORD through Jeremiah the prophet, that He would accomplish seventy years in the desolations ofJerusalem.

3     Then I set my face toward the Lord God to make request by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes.

4     And I prayed to the LORD my God, and made confession, and said, “O Lord, great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and mercy with those who love Him, and with those who keep His commandments,Dan9:2-4

Prayer and fasting

 

Acts13:1-2

16   “Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!”

Esther4:16

 

Esther4:

2     in the first year of his reign I, Daniel, understood by the books the number of the years specified by the word of the LORD through Jeremiah the prophet, that He would accomplish seventy years in the desolations ofJerusalem.

3     Then I set my face toward the Lord God to make request by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes.

Dan9:2-4

2     In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three full weeks.

3     I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled. Dan10:2-3

Matthew 4: Satan Tempts Jesus

1     Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.

2     And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry.

3     Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”

4     But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ Matt4:1-4

Jesus Begins His Galilean Ministry

14     Then Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit toGalilee, and news of Him went out through all the surrounding region.Luke4:14

4     So it was, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned for many days; I was fasting and praying before the God of heaven.

Neh1:4

 

 

 

Intercession

26   Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.Rom8:26

27   Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.Rom8:27

 

 

25   Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.Heb7:25

16   “Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!”

Esther4:16

 

1 Timothy 2: Pray for All Men

1     Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men,

2     for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.

3     For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,

4     who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.1Tim2:1-4