More Than Conquerors ( by Fenny West)

More than Conquerors

More than a conqueror you are

All grace abounds to you

You are able to do all things through Christ

Moving from milk to meat is my will

All crawling, to walking, to running to soaring

You can do it because I am in you

©Fenny West2020


Life Is A Race ( by Fenny West)

Life Is A Race-( In Christ)

Life Is A Race
Ordained of God
For all to pass
No matter your colour
Nation, language or class.

The Race starts at New Birth
When you’re Born Again
Before then you were dead in sin
Separated, alienated from God.

You begin the race as a new born babe
Needing the milk of the Word to grow.
You grow from ‘babyhood’ to ‘childhood’
To ‘adolescence,’ ‘teenager’  to ‘adulthood’ .
Each stage is a phase in this race of life.

There’s preparation required for each stage.
The strength of your foundations is vital.
It determines how far and high you can go.
Some sleep and slip by the way side, fall
And never get up. Others also fall but get up

and dust off and keep going.

In this Race of Life, you need good focus.
Distractions will come, and they’re many.
You must run with patience looking at Jesus,

Who began your race and will finish it.

 The good work He began in you,

 He will complete. No need to worry or be afraid.

In this Race of life, you need mentors-

Those gone ahead that you can emulate.

You must move from milk to meat,

Study to show yourself approved.

You must pray without ceasing,

Growing your faith through hearing the Word.

Discipline and pay the price

Carry your cross to get the prize,

You’re in this race right now

Do well all you know how.

Run well with patience

Run well with endurance

Fix your eyes on Jesus

Never despise the cross

Never shirk from your cross

Set your eyes on the crown ahead

Press on to finish, well ahead, the head.

Striving for a Crown

24   Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.

25   And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.

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

27   But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.

 Heb 12:1, 1Cor 9:24-27

Hebrews 12: The Race of Faith

1      Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,

2looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Heb 12:1-2

©Fenny West2020


Watch Your Words ( by Fenny West)


Watch Your Words

Our words make or mar, can kill or give life; can refresh, inspire or depressor even maim.


Num13: 27-33 The speaking of doubt not only caused fear and depression but majority a people started weeping and lost the promised land died in the wilderness.

27   Then they told him, and said: “We went to the land where you sent us. It truly flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.

28   Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong; the cities are fortified and very large; moreover we saw the descendants of Anak there.

29   The Amalekites dwell in the land of the South; the Hittites, the Jebusites, and the Amorites dwell in the mountains; and the Canaanites dwell by the sea and along the banks of the Jordan.

“We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.”

32   And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature.

33   There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.”



Numbers 14: Israel Refuses to Enter Canaan

1     So all the congregation lifted up their voices and cried, and the people wept that night.

2     And all the children of Israel complained against Moses and Aaron, and the whole congregation said to them, “If only we had died in the land of Egypt! Or if only we had died in this wilderness!

3     Why has the LORD brought us to this land to fall by the sword, that our wives and children should become victims? Would it not be better for us to return to Egypt?”

4     So they said to one another, “Let us select a leader and return to Egypt.”

5     Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel.

On the other hand, Joshua and Caleb were inspirational and full of faith and their faith opened the door for them to enter the Promised land.


30   Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.”


6     But Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had spied out the land, tore their clothes;

7     and they spoke to all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying: “The land we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land.

8     If the LORD delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, ‘a land which flows with milk and honey.’

9     Only do not rebel against the LORD, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread; their protection has departed from them, and the LORD is with us. Do not fear them.”


This is how we should be speaking when we are faced with giants or Goliaths and “walls of Jericho”, infernos and lions dens against our family, purpose, finances etc.

God will be proud of us and we will be putting springs in our steps and encouraging angels on our assignment.

14   Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?


Caleb continued in his faith-filled talk even after 40 years had elapsed since he received a promise that was still in abeyance. He reminded Joshua when they were about sharing the Promised Land:


You know the word which the LORD said to Moses the man of God concerning you and me in Kadesh Barnea.

7     I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me from Kadesh Barnea to spy out the land, and I brought back word to him as it was in my heart.

8     Nevertheless my brethren who went up with me made the heart of the people melt, but I wholly followed the LORD my God.

9     So Moses swore on that day, saying, ‘Surely the land where your foot has trodden shall be your inheritance and your children’s forever, because you have wholly followed the LORD my God.’

10   And now, behold, the LORD has kept me alive, as He said, these forty-five years, ever since the LORD spoke this word to Moses while Israel wandered in the wilderness; and now, here I am this day, eighty-five years old.

11   As yet I am as strong this day as on the day that Moses sent me; just as my strength was then, so now is my strength for war, both for going out and for coming in.

12   Now therefore, give me this mountain of which the LORD spoke in that day; for you heard in that day how the Anakim were there, and that the cities were great and fortified. It may be that the LORD will be with me, and I shall be able to drive them out as the LORD said.”


He kept a good record of what the Lord said to Moses and despite the death of Moses, would not let go and reminded Joshua using the record to buttress his case, and he was not denied. Notice that he was prepared to go for the mountain country and he affirmed that he was as strong as he was when the promise was made over 40 years ago. What an attitude and what an affirmation! That is the perspective we should have and the way we should be speaking, regardless of the odds we face. If God is for us, who can be against us?




Little wonder, the Word clearly states:

21            Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof…

So we need to watch what we speak or hear or even what we read. Your word shape your future; they stir the course of your life.

The speech of Mordecai stirred Esther to rise up in faith and fulfil her destiny and saved her nation in diaspora.

13   Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the king’s house, more than all the Jews.

14   For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?


Esther’s faith-filled words purred her to delivered, with God on her side.

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

The faith filled words of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego sustained them and moved God on their behalf such that even though they were thrown into the fiery furnace that had been heated seven times hotter than usual, they were set free by the fire and they were unharmed. Their clothes did not smell of smoke and God Himself manifested in the fire and glorified His Name.


16   Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter.

17   If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.

18   But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up. Dan3:16-18

This testimony triggered other testimonies as the pagan king began to praise the living God, and rescinded his decree and promoted their God and promoted those who were falsely accused.

Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king’s word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God.

29   Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort.

30   Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, in the province of Babylon.



When the disciples were arrested for preaching the gospel in Acts4, their speech emboldened others, “Should we obey God or man?” This made their persecutors sit up and take notice that they had been with Jesus.

18   And 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 unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.

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


Later, when they prayed the Word with passion Boldness and faith, the house they were in shook and they were filled with the Holy Ghost.

21   So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people: for all men glorified God for that which was done.

22   For the man was above forty years old, on whom this miracle of healing was shewed.

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

24   And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:

25   Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things?

26   The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.

27   For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,

28   For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.

29   And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,

30   By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.

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


Paul and Silas were badly beaten, battered and bled and their hands and feet were in chains. However, rather than complain, they encouraged themselves by praising and singing at mid-night. God so enjoyed their praise that He sent an earthquake that rocked the foundations of that prison to set them free. And their disposition after being set free resulted in the salvation of the whole household of the prison warden.


22   And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them.

23   And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailer to keep them safely:

24   Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.

25   And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.

26   And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.

27   And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled.

28   But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here.

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

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

31   And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

32   And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.

33   And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.

34            And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house. Acts.16:22-34

What you say and how you act (respond) or react can make or mar your future and that of others around you. See the picture God shows you in His word. Take sides with Him by affirming what He says, regardless of what you see or how you feel or what people say or what your adversary says or shows you and you will come back with the boon in your hands.
Speak words that will galvanise the angels assigned to you into action on your behalf. Think before you speak.

Ask yourself:

T– IS IT TRUE, i.e in line with the Word?, it may be factual and yet a lie.
H– is it healthy, will it make you sick or well?
I– is it inspirational or motivational? Is it an injustice?
N– is it noble or nonsensical? Will it affirm, negate or nullify the word? Is it necessary?
K–  is it kind; are you trying to off the light of another person to make yours shine?


Get off the Precipice in Your Talk


Get off the Precipice in Your Talk
Stay in the straight and narrow
Talk the walk and walk the talk.
Talk what you see in the mirror.

Just say what God has said of you.
Act as though it is true because it is.
God is not a man to deceive you.
He knows what He had made you.
He knows what He had put in you.

Give Him thanks for what He made you
Give Him praise for His infinite wisdom.
Resolve to make manifest His will
Resolve to give Him glory and honour
Because the Master made you a Masterpiece,

 His crowning glory, and Apple of His eyes.



4     A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, But perverseness in it breaks the spirit.

You are snared by the words of your mouth; You are taken by the words of your mouth.

Prov18:21 21      Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.

Prov 26:18-19 18              Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and death,

19   Is the man who deceives his neighbor, And says, “I was only joking!”

Matt12:37 37       For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
Mark11:23 23     For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.

 Eph4:29 29 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers


3     Indeed, we put bits in horses’ mouths that they may obey us, and we turn their whole body.

4     Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires.

5     Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles!

6     And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell.

 The tongue is like a rudder, like fire

Your Words Will Rule Your Life

Say What God Said

Your Words Will Rule Your Life
So always speak words of life.
Your words will make or break
So always speak words that make.

Speak words that build and lift.
Speak words that heal and help.
Speak words that warm and warn.
Speak words that correct and calm.

Let your words be seasoned with salt.
Let your words shine the light of God.
Let your words come forth with gold.
Let your words be as sweet as honey

35   A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

36   But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

37   For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.Matt12:35-37

10   For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:1Pet3:10

21   Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.


28   Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.Prov22:28

29   Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.


23   For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.Mark11:23

The Way, the Truth and the Life ( by Fenny West)

The Way, the Truth and the Life

He is the Way to the Father

And has a Name like no other.

Besides Him, there is no other

And  He is the Way-Maker.

He is the Truth and testifies of the Truth.

He is Truth personified, faithful and true.

And He is the truth that makes you free.

Through Him those spiritually blind, see.

He is the Life.  Without Him, there’s no life

And He came to give the God-kind of life.

He came to give us a super-abundant life.

He is the key to life. In His life we have life.

And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.

12 He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life1John5:11-12

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. John14:6

37 ¶ Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?” Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”

Made Alive! ( by Fenny West)

Made Alive!

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1     And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins,2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience,3 among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.

4          But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,7 that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,9 not of works, lest anyone should boast.10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

The dead was made alive

Given new lease of life

Because of His great love

We were born from above

Those who groped in darkness

Were brought into His brightness

Those who were lost in the world

Were rescued by God-the Word

Oh what great love and mercy

That the blind were made to see

We were raised from the gutter of life

And bestowed abundant life

Given the God-kind of life

To live for ever and die no more

He came and opened the door

He came and raised us from the floor

Gave super abundant riches to the poor.

And lavished on us His grace

So that we might see His face.



Yes by grace He saved us

By His mercy He justified us

And by His blood He redeemed us

He made atonement for us

And for good works He called us.



Now we are sitting with Him in Heaven

That is our abode and our haven

Glory be to the Most High God!

Wallow in the Word Always ( by Fenny West)

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Wallow in the Word Always

Attend to the Word of God.
Listen to it day and night.
Read it, study it, eat it, and digest it.
Store the Word in You.
Saturate your mind with the word.
Sow the word in you.
Treasure the word in you.
Water the word in you.
Pray the word in you.
Prove the word in you.
War with the word in you.
Fight with the word in you.
Ward off evil with the word in you.
Command good with the word in you.
Order with the word in you.
Decree with the word in you.
Medicate with the word in you.
Create with the Word in you.
Meditate on the word in you.
Use the word in you.
Act on the word in you.
Feed your faith with the word in you.
Deter fear and evil with the word in you.
Speak the Word of faith in you.
Sanctify with the word in you.
Spread the good news in you.
Speak the Word of life in you.
Wallow in the Word always.

8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.Josh1:8

No Simple Recipe (by Bill Crowder)

No Simple Recipe

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Read: Hebrews 4:11-16
For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. —

—Hebrews 4:15
Bible in a Year:
Numbers 7-8; Mark 4:21-41
For our grandson’s birthday, my wife baked and decorated a gigantic chocolate chip cookie to serve at his party. She got out her cookbook, gathered the ingredients, and began to follow the simple steps involved in making cookies. She followed a simple recipe and everything turned out well.
Wouldn’t it be nice if life was like that? Just follow a few easy steps and then enjoy a happy life.
But life is not so simple. We live in a fallen world and there is no easy recipe to follow that will ensure a life free of pain, loss, injustice, or suffering.
In the midst of life’s pain, we need the personal care of the Savior who lived in this world and experienced the same struggles we face. Hebrews 4:15 encourages us: “For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.” Christ, who died to give us life, is completely sufficient to carry us through our heartaches and dark experiences. He has “borne our griefs and carried our sorrows” (Isa. 53:4).
Jesus knows there is no simple “recipe” to prevent the heartaches of life, so He entered into them with us. Will we trust Him with our tears and grief?

When the trials of this life make you weary
And your troubles seem too much to bear,
There’s a wonderful solace and comfort
In the silent communion of prayer.Anon.

The Christ who died to give us life will carry us through its heartaches.

Dead Dreams Shall Live!

Dead Dreams Shall Live!

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Dead Dreams Must Live
Not because I say so
But because Jesus says so
Because He is the Resurrection and the Life
He died and rose to give my dead dream life
There is no situation that is hopeless with Him
With God all things, yes, ALL things are possible
Lazarus was dead for four days and now stank
Jesus Christ of Nazareth, arrived on the scene
An turned the hopeless situation around
Roll away the stone!
Lazarus, come forth!
And Lazarus came forth.
And even when he had risen
the grave clothes contained him
Jesus then gave the command,
‘Loose him and let him go!’
He was loosed, set free
Completely, unfettered.
By the resurrection power
By the anointing that breaks yokes
By the power of the Holy Ghost
And because Jesus Christ remains
the same, Yesterday, Today and Forever
My dead dreams today will live!
He triumphed over death and Hades
He has the final say concerning my dreams.
Because He lives, I will not die but live
To declare the works of the Lord.
Because He lives, my dreams will live.
Joseph had a dream and they hated him for it.

They threw him into the pit sold him into slavery.
He ended up in Potiphar’s house as a servant.
Then he was tempted and despite passing the test,
He was maligned and thrown into the dungeon.

His dream was dead, as it were, but he trusted God,
And kept on interpreting dreams for others.
And in the fullness of time, God remembered Joseph.
He was raised from the dungeon to become the
The key man, the Prime Minister of Egypt
His dead dream was raised from the dead.
Glory be to God who raises dead dreams.
The woman in Shunem had a Son at the set time
According to the word of the Prophet, Elisha.
But one day the boy sneezed and died
Her husband was old, and this was her
Only son, her dream, the Apple of her eyes
She immediately saddled a donkey
And headed for the village of the prophet
The prophet saw her from afar and knew there
Was a problem but he could not tell what it was.
She would not let go of him until he followed her back.
He arrive her home to find the dead dream- the boy.
He agonised in prayer and the boy came alive!
Ha! Dead dream must come alive, in Jesus’ Name.
The widow of Nain had only one son, who died.
Jesus met the burial procession and was compassionate. ‘Put the Casket down,’ He told them, and raised the boy. There was celebraton and jubilation all over that village
The woman with the issue of blood was dead but walking
All her hopes dashed as her condition grew worse.
But Jesus came into town and she dared to believe
In the resurrection of her hopes for total deliverance.
Despite the throng of people that discouraged her
She refused to yield but pressed through to touch Jesus.
And with the touch of faith the blood issue dried up.
Her dead dream was raised from the dead, Glory!
For thirty eight years he waited and waited and waited
At the pool of Bethesda, hoping to have a chance
To get first into the pool when the angel stirred the water.
But he was disappointed again and again. His dream died.
Then Jesus showed up one day and raised his dream.
Ezekiel was in the Valley of dry bones surrounded by deadness.

Then God asked him, Son of man, shall these bones live?

Ezekiel was smart and answered, ‘Lord, Thou knowest.’
God commanded him to prophesy to the bones to come to their bones. He prophesied for flesh, sinews and muscle to come on the bones. All these happened just like he prophesied,
but their was no life in the bodies. God commanded him to prophesy to the four winds. He did and breath came into the dead bodies and there arose a mighty army,
to the Glory of God. Dead dream lived.
The God who did all these remains the same.
He said ,’I am the Lord, I change not.’
‘Behold I am the Lord God of all flesh
Is there anything too hard for me?’
Jesus said, ‘Behold, I am He that was dead.
But now I am alive and alive forevermore.’
He said I am the resurrection and the life.
He who believes in me though he was dead
Yet shall he live;

so my dead dream will live!
So is your dream dead?
Has your vision vanished?
Even though you have believed
In the Resurrection and the Life?
Bring it to Jesus. Tell Him how it is.
Believe that He is compassionate.
Believe that He has the power.
Reach out and touch Him
With the touch of faith.
And your dream will live!
Say this with me:
My dream will live
Because Jesus is alive!
He is the resurrection and the life.
My God is able to do exceeding
Abundantly, more than I can ask or dream
For eye has not seen, ear has not heard
neither has it entered the heart of man
What God has in store for those who love Him.

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The Resurrection
1On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7’The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” 8Then they remembered his words.
9When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others. 10It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles. 11But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense. 12Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. Bending over, he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves, and he went away, wondering to himself what had happened.

John 11:16-18 (New International Version)
16Then Thomas (called Didymus) said to the rest of the disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.”
Jesus Comforts the Sisters
17On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days. 18Bethany was less than two miles[a] from Jerusalem,

37But some of them said, “Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?”
Jesus Raises Lazarus From the Dead
38Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance. 39″Take away the stone,” he said.
“But, Lord,” said Martha, the sister of the dead man, “by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days.”

John 11:42-44 (New International Version)
42I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.”
43When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” 44The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face.
Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.”

23 So when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped him of his robe—the richly ornamented robe he was wearing- 24 and they took him and threw him into the cistern. Now the cistern was empty; there was no water in it.
28 So when the Midianite merchants came by, his brothers pulled Joseph up out of the cistern and sold him for twenty shekels [b] of silver to the Ishmaelites, who took him to Egypt.
16 She kept his cloak beside her until his master came home. 17 Then she told him this story: “That Hebrew slave you brought us came to me to make sport of me. 18 But as soon as I screamed for help, he left his cloak beside me and ran out of the house.”
19 When his master heard the story his wife told him, saying, “This is how your slave treated me,” he burned with anger. 20 Joseph’s master took him and put him in prison, the place where the king’s prisoners were confined.

Joseph in Charge of Egypt
41 So Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I hereby put you in charge of the whole land of Egypt.” 42 Then Pharaoh took his signet ring from his finger and put it on Joseph’s finger. He dressed him in robes of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck. 43 He had him ride in a chariot as his second-in-command, [c] and men shouted before him, “Make way [d] !” Thus he put him in charge of the whole land of Egypt.
44 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I am Pharaoh, but without your word no one will lift hand or foot in all Egypt.” 45 Pharaoh gave Joseph the name Zaphenath-Paneah and gave him Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, [e] to be his wife. And Joseph went throughout the land of Egypt. Gen41

The Shunammite’s Son Restored to Life
8 One day Elisha went to Shunem. And a well-to-do woman was there, who urged him to stay for a meal. So whenever he came by, he stopped there to eat. 9 She said to her husband, “I know that this man who often comes our way is a holy man of God. 10 Let’s make a small room on the roof and put in it a bed and a table, a chair and a lamp for him. Then he can stay there whenever he comes to us.”
11 One day when Elisha came, he went up to his room and lay down there. 12 He said to his servant Gehazi, “Call the Shunammite.” So he called her, and she stood before him. 13 Elisha said to him, “Tell her, ‘You have gone to all this trouble for us. Now what can be done for you? Can we speak on your behalf to the king or the commander of the army?’ ”
She replied, “I have a home among my own people.”
14 “What can be done for her?” Elisha asked.
Gehazi said, “Well, she has no son and her husband is old.”
15 Then Elisha said, “Call her.” So he called her, and she stood in the doorway. 16 “About this time next year,” Elisha said, “you will hold a son in your arms.”
“No, my lord,” she objected. “Don’t mislead your servant, O man of God!”
17 But the woman became pregnant, and the next year about that same time she gave birth to a son, just as Elisha had told her.
18 The child grew, and one day he went out to his father, who was with the reapers. 19 “My head! My head!” he said to his father.
His father told a servant, “Carry him to his mother.” 20 After the servant had lifted him up and carried him to his mother, the boy sat on her lap until noon, and then he died. 21 She went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God, then shut the door and went out.
22 She called her husband and said, “Please send me one of the servants and a donkey so I can go to the man of God quickly and return.”
23 “Why go to him today?” he asked. “It’s not the New Moon or the Sabbath.”
“It’s all right,” she said.
24 She saddled the donkey and said to her servant, “Lead on; don’t slow down for me unless I tell you.” 25 So she set out and came to the man of God at Mount Carmel.
When he saw her in the distance, the man of God said to his servant Gehazi, “Look! There’s the Shunammite! 26 Run to meet her and ask her, ‘Are you all right? Is your husband all right? Is your child all right?’ ”
“Everything is all right,” she said.
27 When she reached the man of God at the mountain, she took hold of his feet. Gehazi came over to push her away, but the man of God said, “Leave her alone! She is in bitter distress, but the LORD has hidden it from me and has not told me why.”
28 “Did I ask you for a son, my lord?” she said. “Didn’t I tell you, ‘Don’t raise my hopes’?”
29 Elisha said to Gehazi, “Tuck your cloak into your belt, take my staff in your hand and run. If you meet anyone, do not greet him, and if anyone greets you, do not answer. Lay my staff on the boy’s face.”
30 But the child’s mother said, “As surely as the LORD lives and as you live, I will not leave you.” So he got up and followed her.
31 Gehazi went on ahead and laid the staff on the boy’s face, but there was no sound or response. So Gehazi went back to meet Elisha and told him, “The boy has not awakened.”
32 When Elisha reached the house, there was the boy lying dead on his couch. 33 He went in, shut the door on the two of them and prayed to the LORD. 34 Then he got on the bed and lay upon the boy, mouth to mouth, eyes to eyes, hands to hands. As he stretched himself out upon him, the boy’s body grew warm. 35 Elisha turned away and walked back and forth in the room and then got on the bed and stretched out upon him once more. The boy sneezed seven times and opened his eyes.
36 Elisha summoned Gehazi and said, “Call the Shunammite.” And he did. When she came, he said, “Take your son.” 37 She came in, fell at his feet and bowed to the ground. Then she took her son and went out.
2Kings 4:8-36
Jesus Raises a Widow’s Son
11Soon afterward, Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went along with him. 12As he approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out—the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the town was with her. Luke 7:11-12
The Valley of Dry Bones
1 The hand of the LORD was upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. 2 He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. 3 He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?”
I said, “O Sovereign LORD, you alone know.”
4 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD! 5 This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: I will make breath [a] enter you, and you will come to life. 6 I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the LORD.’ ”
7 So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. 8 I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them.
9 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe into these slain, that they may live.’ ” 10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army. Ezek 37:1-10
17When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. 18I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades. Rev1:17-18

©Fenny West2013