Peace, Be Still! ( by Fenny West)

Peace, Be Still

My peace I leave with you.

My peace I give to you, not as the world gives do I give to you.

Do not let your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

My peace is mega-peace, super-duper-abundant peace. This peace transcends all understanding. It is boundless. This is peace within the storms of life.

This peace has not come from the world, and the world cannot take it away.

Therefore fix your eyes, not on the circumstances, not on the storms, but on the Author and the Finisher of your faith.

Walk by faith and not by sight. The just shall live by faith.

Stand on the authority, the veracity, the integrity of the infallible Word of God that is settled in heaven. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My Word shall not pass away. 

The flowers may fade; the grass may wither, but My Word shall abide forever. My Word is Powerful, Active, Dynamic, Alive and sharper than any two-edged sword.

Your light affliction works for you, an exceeding weight of eternal glory. The outward man may perish but your inward man is being renewed, day by day. 

What you see is temporal, transient, but the unseen is eternal.

For, when you are hard-pressed on all sides, be assured that you will not be crushed. You may be perplexed but you need not be in despair. When you are persecuted, know that you are not abandoned. Remember, “I will not leave you, nor forsake you until the end of the age.” I am the Beginning and the End, a Friend to the end, a Friend who sticks closer than a brother. 

Remember, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, because thou art with me. Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.”

Yes, you may go Through valleys but they will not be your grave. You are only Passing THROUGH. In spite of the Valley of Bacca, the valley of weeping, it is your treasury of songs in the night. Explore and exploit it. Take full advantage of it. It is a treasure of darkness with hidden riches in the secret place. There is abundance in the seas of whatever valley you go through. Seek my face at such times and I will open your ears to hear mysteries and your eyes to see wonders.

Weeping may endure for the night, but joy unspeakable is coming in the morning.

Fear not. I am with you. I am for you and I am in you. And if God be for you, who can be against you? 

Banish fear, which torments, thwarts, terminates and undermines the miraculous. Perfect love casts away all fear. The wicked flees when no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as the lion. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and be of good courage. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Fear not! When you go through to the water it will not overflow you. When you go to through the river you will not drown and when you go through the fire, the flame will not kindle upon you. You will not burn. The fire will only refine you to shine even brighter than before. Fear not. I am with you. Do not look around in terror and be dismayed. I am your God. I will help you. I will uphold you with My victorious right hand of rightness and justice. 

FAITH: means Forgetting Adversity, I Trust Him. Put your trust in Me. Those who trust in the Lord are like mount Zion. They shall not be moved by adversity. They shall stand strong and tall like mount Zion. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds His people. Those who trust in the Lord are like trees planted by the rivers of waters. They will ever be well-watered. They will bring forth fruit in season and out of season. They will not know when heat or drought comes. Some trust in Princes and others trust in their big bank account balance or their portfolio of houses or their human connections or their friends and family or their education or physical looks, but put your trust in the Lord. Yes, trust in the Lord and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths and lead you to your green pastures and still waters.

Stand to see your salvation. Salvation belongs to your God. Lean on Him and He will do in you what will be a marvel and envy of many. Yes, He will do exceeding abundantly, far above what you can ask or dream of, according to His Spirit’s power at work in you.

Stand still and see your salvation, in spite of the onward march, encroachment, trespass of your enemies. Stand your ground. Bind them and cast them out and possess your possession. Give them no opportunity or concession. Rout them and take no prisoners. Know who you are and assert your authority and dominion. Rule in the midst of your enemies. Take territories with authority. Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool.

Fix your eyes on Me. The battle is not yours but Mine. And the good work I have begun in YOU, I will complete. I will keep working on it, assuaging it, increasing it in leaps and bounds, until I bring it to a glorious finale, to My praise. 

Nothing can stop you, so long as you put your hands in My hands and follow My divine direction. I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go. I will counsel you. I will guide you with My eyes. My Spirit will give you the Advantage and the cutting edge. “As many as are led by the Spirit, they are the sons of God.” I am here to guide you. Listen to Me. I will comfort you and counsel you. Through your ridicule and the ridiculous, I will bring about the miraculous. Those that have come against you in one way, will flee in seven ways, in a great stampede, great confusion and terror. They will not know what hit them. They will suddenly find themselves fighting against each other, until they have completely destroyed themselves.

God will summon His power and show you His strength as He has done before. He will part the heavens and come down. He will shoot His arrows and scatter your foes. He will strike the lightning and cause fire to advance and consume any demonic entity or barrier erected against your purpose, destiny and vision. The rider and the horse shall be thrown into the sea. Goliath will bite the dust. Affliction shall not rise a second time.

Cheer up. Go forward with boldness and confidence. The mountains shall be beaten small and the valleys shall be exalted, and crooked places made straight.

Regardless of your setbacks, know that it is all a set up for a lift up and a great comeback.

Tell your adversaries, “Rejoice not against me, O my enemies. For when I fall, I shall rise again. The Lord shall be a light unto me. The righteous may fall seven times, but he rises again. The Lord is my light and my salvation. Of whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life. Of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked, the adversary and my enemies come up to eat my flesh, even in this will I be confident. I shall not cast away my confidence in the living God. I know whom I serve. I know whom I have believed. It shall be to me as His word declares. I shall not fear. I shall not fall. I shall not fail. I shall not fret or falter. Through my God I shall do valiantly. Through my God I shall leap over walls and run through troops. He makes my feet like the deer, to tread on high places. He makes my hands strong to break a bow of bronze. He makes my finger skilful to fight the good fight of faith. I shall pursue; I shall overtake and I shall recover ALL.

God is working in me both to will and to do according to His good pleasure. If He did not spare His beloved Son, Jesus, but delivered Him up for me, why will He withhold any good thing from me? Why will He not even through Him give me all things that He has for ordained for me? Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. Jesus said, “In the world you will have tribulation but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” 

I shall not die but live to declare the works of the Lord. Many are the afflictions of the righteous but the Lord delivers him from them all.

So this day, I will stand to see the salvation of the Lord. I will lift up my eyes unto the hills. Where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not allow my feet to stumble. He who keeps me neither slumbers nor sleeps. The Lord is my keeper, my owner and Lover of my soul. I am engraved on the palm of His hands and He will never forget or forsake me. He will watch over my going out and my coming in, from this time forth and even forevermore.

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

I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, in whom I will trust.” Surely, He will save me from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover me with His feathers and under His wings I will find refuge. 

A thousand may fall at my side, ten thousand at my right hand, but the evil will not come near me. Only with my eyes will I see the punishment of the wicked. For I have made the Lord my habitation. Therefore no harm will befall me. No disaster will come near my house or belonging or business.

God has given His angels charge over me to keep me in all my ways. Therefore, I will trample upon serpents and scorpions. The lion and the adder will I trample under my feet. That is where they belong.

Yes, because I love the Lord, when I call, He will answer me. Yes, even before I call He will hear and while I am yet speaking, He will answer. He said He will set me on high, promote me, because I acknowledge His Name. He will be with me in trouble. He will deliver and honour me because I trust Him. With long life He will satisfy me and show me His salvation. 

This is my confidence and assurance. So I receive the peace of God that is out of this world. This peace mounts guard over my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus. Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as the eagles. They shall run and not grow weary. They shall walk and not faint or become tired. They go from strength to strength, faith to faith and from glory to glory.

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There is a Place By Me (1) (By Fenny West)

There is a Place By Me (1)

There is a place by Me,

 Where peace is well-assured;

Where thieves cannot break in

 And steal, damn and kill.

There is a place of power;

The Place of My presence;

 Where you see My Face;

 A place of great grace.

 The place is very special,

 For those who make Me special.

In this place, you hear My voice,

To drown all the limiting noise.

 This place provides a rock.

It is hewn from the Great Rock;

 A place where you can hide;

A place where you can feed.

(…there is place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock Ex33:21)

One thing I have desired of the LORD, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD, And to inquire in His temple.Ps27:4

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

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 of Jerusalem.

3     Then I set my face toward the Lord God to make request by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes.Dan9:2-3

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

2     As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, “Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”Acts13:2

 

Divine Direction for Resurrection (by Fenny West)

jesus welcome

jesus loves you

easter 5 he rose again

Divine Direction for Resurrection

 

Divine direction
For resurrection
Comes from the Throne of Grace
As you seek His Face.

 

Divine promotion
Sudden elevation
Comes from the Most High.
The Lord of Host, El Shaddai.

 

Divine acceleration
In place of Stagnation
Shall be your portion.
Love Him with all your heart,
With all your soul and might.

 

John 11: The Death of Lazarus

39 Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to Him, “Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days.”
40 Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?”
41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.
42 And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me.”
43 Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!”
44 And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him, and let him go.”
John11:39-44
Genesis 41: Pharaoh’s Dreams
Joseph’s Rise to Power
37 So the advice was good in the eyes of Pharaoh and in the eyes of all his servants.
38 And Pharaoh said to his servants, “Can we find such a one as this, a man in whom is the Spirit of God?”
39 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Inasmuch as God has shown you all this, there is no one as discerning and wise as you.
40 You shall be over my house, and all my people shall be ruled according to your word; only in regard to the throne will I be greater than you.”
41 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt.”
42 Then Pharaoh took his signet ring off his hand and put it on Joseph’s hand; and he clothed him in garments of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck.
43 And he had him ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried out before him, “Bow the knee!” So he set him over all the land of Egypt.
44 Pharaoh also said to Joseph, “I am Pharaoh, and without your consent no man may lift his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.”
Gen41:37-44
Jesus Raises the Son of the Widow of Nain
11 Now it happened, the day after, that He went into a city called Nain; and many of His disciples went with Him, and a large crowd.
12 And when He came near the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother; and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the city was with her.
13 When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.”
14 Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried him stood still. And He said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.”
15 So he who was dead sat up and began to speak. And He presented him to his mother.
16 Then fear came upon all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has risen up among us”; and, “God has visited His people.”
17 And this report about Him went throughout all Judea and all the surrounding region. Luke7:11-17
Dorcas Restored to Life
36 At Joppa there was a certain disciple named Tabitha, which is translated Dorcas. This woman was full of good works and charitable deeds which she did.
37 But it happened in those days that she became sick and died. When they had washed her, they laid her in an upper room.
38 And since Lydda was near Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent two men to him, imploring him not to delay in coming to them.
39 Then Peter arose and went with them. When he had come, they brought him to the upper room. And all the widows stood by him weeping, showing the tunics and garments which Dorcas had made while she was with them.
40 But Peter put them all out, and knelt down and prayed. And turning to the body he said, “Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up.
Acts9:36-40

In the Issue of an Issue

It is true we all have issue or issues

 Like the woman with the blood issue.

God knows what He should allow

To make us come to His throne and bow.

So no matter the trouble you face

Do not despair. Come to His Throne of Grace.

In the issue of an issue

Jesus is still Lord of lords

With a Name above all other names.

So we can decree by His word

For His glorious Kingdom to come.

Hannah agonised in this place

Until she saw His gracious face

Abraham and Sarah were here

But God allayed all their fears

Regarding the barrenness matter

At the set time gave them Laughter.

Lizzy and Zach were also here

But the Lord was very near

In the fullness of time, John came

And their lives were never the same

He went ahead to prepare the way

For Jesus- the Master and the Way.

Beautiful Rachel was also denied

Jacob’s faith was so sorely tried

He cried to God and God answered

Opened the womb that was closed

There was great joy and laughter

Praise and glory rose up as an aroma.

Dazzling ravishing Rebekah

Had everything going for her

Sadly her womb was barred-closed

God gave her twins when Isaac prayed.

This very God remains the same

Will answer those who trust in His name.

Manoah and his wife languished

In this barren Land of Anguish

But God sent His angel to end the spell

Gave them good news no one could foretell.

And so Samson came at the time appointed

Their hope and faith was not disappointed.

That God remains able to do

He is the mighty, Faithful and True

Able to do more than we can ask or think

Even if the condition is dead and stink

He can turn the table around

And make the barren womb sound.

So today, take Him at His word

Regardless of what you have heard

On the authority of His word stand

He’ll take you to your Promised Land

Stand, I say stand, regardless of the giants

Stand your ground even if they are adamant.

 

Let God be true and let every foe be a lair

Genesis 11

30 But Sarai was barren; she had no child.

12So it was, when Abram came into Egypt, that the Egyptians saw the woman, that she was very beautiful.Gen12:14

1     Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. And she had an Egyptian maidservant whose name was Hagar.

2          So Sarai said to Abram, “See now, the LORD has restrained me from bearing children. Please, go in to my maid; perhaps I shall obtain children by her.” And Abram heeded the voice of Sarai.Gen16:1-2

1     After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.”

2     But Abram said, “Lord GOD, what will You give me, seeing I go childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?”

3     Then Abram said, “Look, You have given me no offspring; indeed one born in my house is my heir!”

4     And behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, “This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.”

Gen15:1-4

Genesis 17

21 But My covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to you at this set time next year.”

Genesis 18

10 And He said, “I will certainly return to you according to the time of life, and behold, Sarah your wife shall have a son.” (Sarah was listening in the tent door which was behind him.)

 Genesis 18

14 Is anything too hard for the LORD? At the appointed time I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.”

Genesis 21

1  For Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.

Elizabeth and Zachariah

36        Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren.

37        For with God nothing will be impossible.”

 57   Now Elizabeth’s full time came for her to be delivered, and she brought forth a son.

58   When her neighbors and relatives heard how the Lord had shown great mercy to her, they rejoiced with her.

Luke136-37,57,58

Exodus 9

5 Then the LORD appointed a set time, saying, “Tomorrow the LORD will do this thing in the land.”

Rachel and Jacob

 Genesis 29

31 When the LORD saw that Leah was unloved, He opened her womb; but Rachel was barren.

The Shunammite Woman

12   Then he said to Gehazi his servant, “Call this Shunammite woman.” When he had called her, she stood before him.

13   And he said to him, “Say now to her, ‘Look, you have been concerned for us with all this care. What can I do for you? Do you want me to speak on your behalf to the king or to the commander of the army?’ ” She answered, “I dwell among my own people.”

14   So he said, “What then is to be done for her?” And Gehazi answered, “Actually, she has no son, and her husband is old.”

15   So he said, “Call her.” When he had called her, she stood in the doorway.

16   Then he said, “About this time next year you shall embrace a son.” And she said, “No, my lord. Man of God, do not lie to your maidservant!”

17   But the woman conceived, and bore a son when the appointed time had come, of which Elisha had told her.

2Kings4

Deuteronomy 7

13You shall be blessed above all peoples; there shall not be a male or female barren among you or among your livestock.

 Manoah and is wife

Judges 13

2 Now there was a certain man from Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren and had no children.

 24   So the woman bore a son and called his name Samson; and the child grew, and the LORD blessed him.

Isaac and Rebekah

21   Now Isaac pleaded with the LORD for his wife, because she was barren; and the LORD granted his plea, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

22   But the children struggled together within her; and she said, “If all is well, why am I like this?” So she went to inquire of the LORD.

23   And the LORD said to her: ” Two nations are in your womb, Two peoples shall be separated from your body; One people shall be stronger than the other, And the older shall serve the younger.”

Gen25:21-23

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