High praise Vs Low praise
5 Let the saints be joyful in glory; Let them sing aloud on their beds.
6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, And a two-edged sword in their hand,
7 To execute vengeance on the nations, And punishments on the peoples;
8 To bind their kings with chains, And their nobles with fetters of iron;
9 To execute on them the written judgment — This honor have all His saints. Praise the LORD! Ps149:5-9
Anyone can praise God when they have a good news, had a promotion, pay rise, gotten married after many years of waiting, got a new job or house. However this type of praise is a low praise; there is no sacrifice in it.
There is another type of praise that is a sacrifice- the type you do at the midnight of your life when all hell has broken loose on you; you are in the pit of life; you have been badly beaten with rods of life and you are bleeding but despite the pain, you begin to pray and praise God, singing with a loud voice, even in your prison, containment, confinement and incarceration. This is a high praise that gets God’s special attention and triggers an immediate divine intervention. You provoke God when you offer such a sacrifice. It also happens when you do it with an offering that costs you a lot. Solomon did it and God visited him at night.
So learn to give God high praises. The opportunity for this usually comes when you are going through severe tests. Give Him a high praise and see what He will do in your life. Promotion will come the miraculous will come and you will have a lasting, powerful testimony
King Jehoshaphat and Judah
20 So they rose early in the morning and went out into the Wilderness of Tekoa; and as they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the LORD your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.”
21 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the LORD, and who should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying: ” Praise the LORD, For His mercy endures forever.”
22 Now when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated.
23 For the people of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir to utterly kill and destroy them. And when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, they helped to destroy one another.
24 So when Judah came to a place overlooking the wilderness, they looked toward the multitude; and there were their dead bodies, fallen on the earth. No one had escaped.
25 When Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away their spoil, they found among them an abundance of valuables on the dead bodies, and precious jewelry, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away; and they were three days gathering the spoil because there was so much.
Paul and Silas
22 Then the multitude rose up together against them; and the magistrates tore off their clothes and commanded them to be beaten with rods.
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
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.Acts16:22-34
Decreeing As Kings
Thanks be to God, who has qualified us to reign in life as kings through Christ. We exercise our authority and make decrees in line with the plans purpose of almighty God.
Only the will of God shall prevail in our time. Principalities and powers shall cower while we tower and soar. What we decree stands and what we command comes into being. All authority in heaven and on earth belong to Jesus, who delegated it to us.
We are more than conquerors. We fear no evil because God is with us, in us and for us.
We put on the whole armour of God:
Helmet of salvation-to protect our minds from every sinister and negative suggestions of the enemy.
We thank God for the Belt of Truth with which we expose all the lies and stratagems and fronts of the enemy. We are not ignorant of the devices of the enemy. The devil is a liar and father of lies. But “Thy Word is truth. And ye shall know to the truth. And to the truth shall make you free.”
We thank You, O God for the shield of faith with which to quench, extinguish every flaming arrows of the enemy. The just shall live by faith and not by sight. We look not at the things that are seen but that which is not seen, assured that the things which are seen are temporary, transient and ephemeral, but the things which are unseen are eternal.
We put on the Shoes of the Gospel, with firm footed readiness to trumpet the Good news of the Gospel. Salvation belongs to the Lord. The God we serve is a faithful, powerful, awesome, dependable God. He can be trusted to keep against that day, that which is committed into His powerful, more than able hands.
We don the robe of righteousness, because we are the righteousness of God in Christ. There is therefore no more condemnation on us. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set us free from the law of sin and death. We have passed from death to life.
We have the life of God-Zoe -in us.
We Wield the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. We cut down every demonic tree that the enemy has planted. Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. If God be for us, who can be against us. No weapon fashioned against us shall prosper. When the enemy comes like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will raise a standard against him.
Jesus Christ disarmed principalities and powers and made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them through the cross. We reign in this life through Him. Christ in us our hope of glory. What we bind on earth is bound in heaven and what we loose on earth is loosed in heaven.
Where the word of the king is there is power. We command principalities to comply immediately to the plans and purposes of God. The gospel shall have free course and wicked and unreasonable men are put in their proper place- under our feet, in Jesus mighty and matchless name. Amen.
The Power At Work In You
The Power At Work In You
Is Exceeding Great power.
It works through you and for you
Regardless of the need of the hour.
This power is irresistible, unstoppable
This power is dynamic in its working
This power is Unconquerable, unassailable
This power is potent, profuse, quickening
As it worked in the Head, so in the Body-
Bone of His bones and flesh of His flesh.
So live in the consciousness of completeness
Live in the consciousness of no more limitations.
This power is incomparable great power
This power was unleashed to lift you up
Make you assail, prevail, soar and tower
So let no one, nothing and no foe stop
8But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts1:8
Possessing Your Possession
Commences when you decree
The Word Like a king.
For where the word of the King
is there is power.
Where the word of a king is, there is power; And who may say to him, “What are you doing?” Eccle8:4
” But on Mount Zion there shall be deliverance, And there shall be holiness; The house of Jacob shall possess their possessions. Obad1:17
© Fenny West2020
Watch What You Watch.
It plants a seed in you.
And this is good or bad;
And will germinate in you.
The seed will turn a tree 🎄
That tree will bear some fruits for you
To eat, digest, nourished or malnourished.
So choose and watch what’s good for you.
Watch what you choose to watch.
Choices carry consequences,
And these may be good or bad.
Decisions determine destiny
Some mad, some sad, others glad.
Just as you look in the mirror of life
And you’re changed from glory to glory
Strength to strength, faith to faith,
So when you look in the “movies of the world”
Via TV, Internet, videos, or books,
You’re changed for the better
Or for worse- from gory to gory-bad to worse
3 I will set nothing wicked before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; It shall not cling to me. Ps101:3
Words Woo or Wound
War or Warm and Wow
With your words you can give life
And with your words you can take life
With your words you can advance
And with your words you can cause a hindrance
With your words you can create, chart
With your words you can negate, char
With your words you can upgrade or degrade
With your words you can direct, redirect or misdirect or correct
With your words you can be established
With your words you can stabilise or destabilise
And with your words you can be destroyed
With your words you can propel
With your words you can repel
With your words you can impair
With your words you can inform
With your words you can misinform
With words you can start a war
And with words you can make peace
With your words you can endear
With your words you can harm, damn, tear
With your words you can disintegrate,
With your words you can stimulate
With your words you can break a heart
With your words you can bind a broken heart.
With your words you can build an empire
With your words you can destroy an empire.
With words you can build relationships
And with words you can destroy relationships
With your words you can inspire
With your words you can cause despair
With words you can set ablaze for good
Or set ablaze for evil, separate, cause hate
Life and death are in the power of your words
Choose to speak the right words that will make, not mar
Choose words that will give life to that which is good, not life to evil.
When angry, be wise. Choose to be dumb.
Else poison will ooze out of your mouth and maim or kill
What was built over 10 years can be destroyed in 10 seconds.
He who has no control over his lips is like a city without walls.
Keep corruption and profanity out of your lips.
Counter any wrong thing people say about you. No enchantment or divination against you shall prosper. No weapon fashioned against you shall prosper. Silence every lying tongue that is contrary to the revealed will of God.
There is therefore now, no more Condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set us free from the law of sin and death. You have passed from death to life. CHRIST IS YOUR LIFE. CHRIST is a place and in that place, –in His presence- is life forever. In His presence there is no sickness or disease. In His presence is fullness of joy and life forever.
The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree. Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. They will bring forth fruit even in their old age. They will be fat and Flourishing, (fresh and green), proclaiming: “The Lord is upright. There is no unrighteousness in Him. Their faith is continually made effective because they acknowledge the good things in them. They know who they are in Christ, what they have in Christ and whose they are in Christ. Christ in them is their hope of glory. They decree a thing and it stands. They lay up gold like dust. All things are theirs. They are heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ. As He is, so they are. Principalities and powers are under their feet.
Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. New Living Translation Avoid all perverse talk; stay away from …
24 Put away from you a deceitful mouth, And put perverse lips far from you. Prov4:24KJV
12 Who is the man who desires life, And loves many days, that he may see good?
13 Keep your tongue from evil, And your lips from speaking deceit.
Proverbs 18:21 puts it this way: “The tongue has the power of life and death.” The stakes are high. Your words can either speak life, or your words can speak death. Our tongues can build others up, or they can tear them down.
21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.
2 For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body.
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.
7 For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind.
8 But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
9 With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God.
10 Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so.
11 Does a spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening? James3:2-11
The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. … but no man can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness.
Train your tongue to say what God said
Train your tongue to take sides with God
When you do, your life will go from glory to glory, and from strength to strength.
5 Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
6 So we may boldly say: ” The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”
You will have what you say:
23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.
24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
Jabez’s mother said the wrong thing in pain, anguish and depression and she, though dead, affected, constrained, contained, strangulated and hindered Jabez wherever he went until he realised it and broke the curse with what he said in prayer:
9 Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, “Because I bore him in pain.”
10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested.
He was like a time-bomb wherever he went. Disaster followed him here and there. People avoided him for this reason. His name was a pain and caused pain – not to him but to anyone that dared associate with him. One day he could take it no longer and broke the curse with his prayer. You can do the same.
Hannah broke the curse of barrenness with her prayers. Though words were hardly heard, we know what she prayed for and how she praised when the answer came:
15 But Hannah answered and said, “No, my lord, I am a woman of sorrowful spirit. I have drunk neither wine nor intoxicating drink, but have poured out my soul before the LORD.
16 Do not consider your maidservant a wicked woman, for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief I have spoken until now.”
17 Then Eli answered and said, “Go in peace, and the God of Israel grant your petition which you have asked of Him.”
18 And she said, “Let your maidservant find favor in your sight.” So the woman went her way and ate, and her face was no longer sad.
1 Samuel 2: Hannah’s Prayer
1 And Hannah prayed and said: ” My heart rejoices in the LORD; My horn is exalted in the LORD. I smile at my enemies, Because I rejoice in Your salvation.
2 ” No one is holy like the LORD, For there is none besides You, Nor is there any rock like our God.
3 ” Talk no more so very proudly; Let no arrogance come from your mouth, For the LORD is the God of knowledge; And by Him actions are weighed.
4 ” The bows of the mighty men are broken, And those who stumbled are girded with strength.
5 Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread, And the hungry have ceased to hunger. Even the barren has borne seven, And she who has many children has become feeble.
6 ” The LORD kills and makes alive; He brings down to the grave and brings up.
7 The LORD makes poor and makes rich; He brings low and lifts up.
8 He raises the poor from the dust And lifts the beggar from the ash heap, To set them among princes And make them inherit the throne of glory. ” For the pillars of the earth are the LORD’s, And He has set the world upon them.
9 He will guard the feet of His saints, But the wicked shall be silent in darkness. ” For by strength no man shall prevail.
10 The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken in pieces; From heaven He will thunder against them. The LORD will judge the ends of the earth. ” He will give strength to His king, And exalt the horn of His anointed.
CALLED TO HEAL
Empowered to heal
Ordained to heal
Anointed to heal.
The same Spirit
That raised Christ
From the dead
Dwells in me.
He does the work
I am joined to Him
My limbs are His limbs
I see through His eyes
He speaks through my mouth.
I go where He bids
Where I go, He goes
He reaches out His hands
through my Hands.
He has given me power and authority,
Over all the power and authority of the Devil,
and death, disease, sickness, weakness darkness, poverty, confusion and fear.
I fear no evil because He is with me, for me and in me. I fear no death because He defeated and abolished death. I have passed from death to life – Zoe-the God-kind of life. Abundant life is mine. All things are mine. I walk in the Light and endless possibilities. Nothing is impossible to me. He leads me in perpetual triumphal procession daily.
I am vibrant in my health and body and physique, robust in my mind, balanced in my emotions and relationship. My immune system is strong and all the systems in my body are well-aligned and function to the perfection they were made. There is no malfunction in my body or my mind.
My spirit is in tune with the Holy Spirit and continually receives strength from Him.
I am daily inspired by Him, guided by Him, taught by Him, comforted by Him, guarded by Him, directed by Him, given advantage by Him, shown things to come by Him, interceded for by Him and used to minister to others through Him.
Acts3:6-7, Peter Matt10:1,7, Disciples Mark16:17-18, Believers, Mark3:14-15, Acts1:8, Acts19:12-13 Paul
The Reign of Kings (1)
The Reign of Kings
Is for the here and Now
And NOT by and by
Or pie in the sky.
It’s for those
Who know their God.
Who do great exploits
Who put Satan in his proper place-
Under their feet;
They know no defeat.
It’s Taking the bull
By the horn, through the Son.
They Decree to stand.
Their Word is power
Their wish is a command,
Commanding the heights,
In leaps and bounds.
“Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou?”
“And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.”