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Kislev 5780 Overcoming Fruit From the Tree of Life

By Beth Auman and JoBeth Kested

The evening of November 29 begins the Hebraic month of Kislev that lasts for 29 or 30 days depending upon whether or not an additional day is required to make a “full” year. Kislev is the ninth month on the Hebraic calendar and the third month of the civil year which began on the first of Tishri. It is important for us to remember that each new moon is a picture of resurrection with opportunities for new choices and new beginnings. One month ending and a new month begins on our “Quest of the Overcomer.

What is the fruit from the Tree of Life that the Lord is offering to us in this month of Kislev? (Revelation 22:2a)

Clue – Security, trust and rest!

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

The name of Kislev is a derivative from a Hebrew word actually meaning security and trust. Let us examine our hearts to see any areas of insecurity that may hinder our ability to fully trust in God’s faithfulness. This can be an important month in our Overcoming Journey to experience a new depth of security in the goodness of the LORD, to trust Him more deeply and to enter a new place of comforting rest in Him.

The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalms 18:2

 You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah Psalms 32:7

The tribe of Benjamin is associated with the month of Kislev and was the second son of Jacob born to his favorite wife, Rachel. And, he was the only son born in the land of promise. At his birth before she died, Rachel called him Ben-Oni, meaning, “son of my sorrow.” However Jacob changed his name to Benjamin which means “son of the right hand.” (Genesis 35:17-18) The words “right hand” appears 166 times in the Bible and has significant meaning representing divine authority, power, strength and for blessing. Let’s trust the LORD to turn any sorrows or disappointments of the past into foundations of strength for blessings in our lives this month.

 “For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you” (Isaiah 41:13).

 God hath sworn by His right hand, and by the arm of His strength (Isa. 62:8).

 So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.” (Luke 22:69)

The Tribe of Benjamin were known as fierce warriors whose weapon of choice was the bow and they became known as mighty men of valor. And from Benjamin two hundred and eighty thousand men who carried shields and drew bows; all these were mighty men of valor. II Chronicles 14:8b

What is our assignment in spiritual warfare during this month of Kislev?

Clue – To hit the mark!

 It is also interesting to note that the constellation aligned with the month of Kislev is Sagittarius – the Archer with a bow and arrow. The Hebrew word “turah” is derived from a root word that was used in archery, ”yarah,” which means to shoot an arrow in order to hit a mark. Just as the Gospel is written in the stars, this is a month for us to “hit the mark” in our spiritual warfare assignments to overcome any cultural hinderances or areas of compromise that have come against us in this Overcoming Journey. The heavens truly declare the glory of God and the firmament shows His handiwork and Adonai reveals knowledge to us in the night.

It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure. He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze. Therefore I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; I will sing the praises of your name. Psalms 18:32,34,49 (NIV)

 The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge. Psalms 19:1-2

As the nights grow longer and the days are shorter, what is our hope in the night?

Clue – To dream!

For God may speak in one way, or in another, Yet man does not perceive it. In a dream, in a vision of the night, When deep sleep falls upon men, While slumbering on their beds, Then He opens the ears of men, And seals their instruction. Job 33:14-16

Kislev is known as the month of dreams. The word for dream in Hebrew is “chalom” and is derived from the verb meaning “to be made healthy or strong.” This is a month to watch our sleep patterns as the Lord often speaks to us in dreams. “He gives to His beloved even in his sleep.” (Ps 127:2 NASB) He imparts revelations, warnings, encouragement and truth with understanding for our future. Each dream is a parable to be revealed. The Torah portions for the month of Kislev contain more dream references than any other month.

You may want to begin keeping a dream journal during this month of Kislev. Adonai seals instructions in our hearts through our dreams. Sleep is actually a metaphor for death and the new moons are symbolic times of resurrection. Human beings sleep appropriately one third of our lives. Let’s become more and more aware of our dreams and how our LORD wants to communicate with us while we sleep.

The Hebraic letter for the month of Kislev is “Shamekh” which is a picture of trust, support, and coming full circle. May we all find a new level of trust and support in Adonai this month that will bring us full circle; ending some things that need to cease so that we can step forward into all the new He has for us in Him.

What is the Feast of Dedication that is mentioned in John 10:22?

Clue – Hanukkah, The Feast of Lights.

The Feast of Dedication – Hanukkah, is a Festival of Lights which is portrayed by the Menorah that was displayed in the Holy of Holies.

You shall also make a lampstand of pure gold; the lampstand shall be of hammered work. Its shaft, its branches, its bowls, its ornamental knobs, and flowers shall be of one piece. Exodus 25:31

 And you shall command the children of Israel that they bring you pure oil of pressed olives for the light, to cause the lamp to burn continually. In the tabernacle of meeting, outside the veil which is before the Testimony, Aaron and his sons shall tend it from evening until morning before the LORD. It shall be a statute forever to their generations on behalf of the children of Israel. Exodus 27:20-21

 Later in the month of Kislev is the Celebration of Hanukkah, the Feast of Dedication. At that time the Feast of the Dedication took place at Jerusalem; it was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple in the portico of Solomon. John 10:22-23 (NASB) This is the only place in the Bible that Hanukkah is mentioned.

The Jewish people celebrate Hanukkah with eight nights of lighting the Menorah candles. The historical, Apocryphal books of the Maccabees tells us of the Seleucid king that tried to eradicate Jewish religious traditions to force the worship of Greek gods. When the Jews took back control of the Temple during the Maccabean revolt, the one and only cruse of oil miraculously kept burning in the menorah lampstand for all of the required entire 8 days! Oil is a widely recognized symbol for Holy Spirit. The lights of the Menorah that were to never burn out are symbolic of the promised Messiah that would be filled with the Spirit of the Lord that would reign forever and ever.

There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, And a Branch shall grow out of his roots. The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD. Isaiah 11:1-2

 Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. Revelation 1:4-5a

Kislev is a good month to ask Adonai to identify anything that may be hiding in the dark corners of our heart. As He reveals to us these things and brings them into His marvelous light, may we receive His healing and extend His healing to others. “Adonai, let Your light shine brightly within each of us, as we lay any dark and hidden things within us at Your feet.”

During this wonderful season we must all learn to see each person that we come in contact with in the light from Adonai’s perspective; not after the failures and inadequacies of our flesh. As we look upon one another we must not see dead splintery winter branches of barrenness. There are hidden threads of life beneath the surface of each of us that Adonai wants to reveal for His glory. God sees our ends from our beginnings. Through the redemptive sacrifice of Yeshua and the light of His Love, He is able to transform each of our lives from darkness to light. Each of us are as a seed of potential that can grow and be transformed into a fruit bearing tree. Let’s be the “Overcomer” that Adonai has created for us to be, and partake of the ripe fruit from the Tree of Life.

Kislev is a month to watch and pray for Israel. We need to realize that during Hanukkah, Christmas is looked upon as evil by most of the Jews. There are few places in the world that people can go during this time of the year that have not been decorated with glaring secular commercialism. It is even hard for believing Christians to see Jesus celebrated or exalted higher than Santa, endless festivities, lists of toys and numerous gifts to buy. However, we must make every effort to keep Jesus as the center of our family Christmas gatherings and celebrations. We are in a real spiritual war and the battle is just as real for us as it was for the Maccabean’s trying to restore Temple worship from those instigating to establish the counterfeit worship of false gods. Will the oil of Holy Spirit prevail within God’s people as His light in the world or will He be quenched from society because we pushed him out to celebrate shopping, feasting and traditions of man? The warfare is real and we each have our assigned battles in order for the Kingdom to come on earth as it is in heaven.

Some believe that Yeshua, Jesus is Messiah and some do not. Some will never be able see Him if we don’t see them through the eyes of Adonai with His mercy. By God’s enabling grace, we must all be as Jesus on this earth; by doing what He did. He loved. He gave. He healed. He was kind. He spoke life. He only did what He saw His Father doing. He only said what He heard His Father saying. And, most of all He was willing to see people from His Father’s perspective of LOVE.

So during this month of Kislev, let’s expect to deepen our sense of security and trust in the LORD and be ones that dream dreams. Ask Adonai to bring you dreams that reveal the truth that you need to see from His perspective. Draw back your bow, in the power of His might, aim true and hit the target every time for His Glory!

May The Holy Spirit of Wisdom, Revelation, Counsel, Might and Knowledge in the Fear of God be yours as you learn how to celebrate in the truth of His Heavenly Light. Holy Spirit, come and fill us with Your magnificent light; that we may we be light in this world in Jesus Name. Amen.

When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dreamed. Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, The Lord has done great things for them. Psalms 126:1-2 (NIV)

 Blessings and Shalom with Love Beyond Measure, Beth and JoBeth.

 

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All scriptures from the New King James Version of the Bible unless otherwise noted.

Reference credit: “A Time to Advance” by Chuck Pierce with Robert and Linda Heidler  © 2011

(Photography purchased or taken by Beth Auman and JoBeth Kested. Photo Art by Beth Auman)

© Beth Auman and JoBeth Kested 2019

 

An Invitation to Join the Quest of the Overcomers by Beth Auman and JoBeth Kested

Thanksgiving Blessings to You All

Remember to be truly Thankful, there has to be someone to whom you give that Thanks. May the Spirit of Truth reside in your heart today and may your Thanksgiving be a praise to the One True Creator who created everything, The God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob, Adonai our Elohim in the Name of Yeshua our Messiah.

Seek the Lord first – Thank Him first and then recognize that everything else that you are thankful for was given to you by Him through His Goodness and Blessing toward you.

May your heart be overwhelmed with His Goodness and Grace.. I Bless each of you on this day set apart by the USA to show Him our Thanksgiving.

I am Thankful to the Lord for each of you and know that each of you is a testimony of His goodness toward me. We are connected by His purpose and I’m thankful for you all.

Blessings beyond measure and Shalom.. Love Beth Auman

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of November 24, 2019

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever. To him who alone does great wonders, His love endures forever. Psalm 136:1-4 (NIV)

What would you answer if asked what is your greatest need or desire? Most of us would acknowledge the deepest longingly of our hearts is to be loved. We all long for and cherish the loving relationships of family and friends. We are encouraged in these scriptures to give thanks to The Lord, God of gods, and Lord of lords because His love endures forever. In this Psalm, there are twenty-six declarations that His love endures forever after verses extolling the majesty of God’s creation, His awesome wonders, His mighty power and extravagant mercy. During this season of Thanksgiving we often remember and share the many things we have to be thankful for. It is also good to be reminded how blessed we are and to give thanks that The Lord God Almighty is good, He does great wonders and His steadfast love for us endures forever!
By JoBeth Kested

Learning to Decree In The Era 5780 – 5789

By Beth Auman and JoBeth Kested

This is the Era to Decree. When we entered the year 5780 in the Jewish calendar, we entered the decade linked to the letter “Pey” in the Hebraic alphabet, which is symbolic of an open mouth and implies “to speak or to decree.” To decree is a governmental declaration that is backed by authority to command enforcement of a judicial decision or royal edict. It’s important for us to walk circumspectly with confidence in our authority to proclaim and to make declarations or to decree God’s Kingdom purposes on our Quest of the Overcomers. Let us take a journey through the Holy Word revealed in our Bibles and learn how to decree by allowing Yeshua, Jesus – The Word to impart His truth with understanding to help us increase in our authority to decree.

 The Deity of Jesus Christ: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1 (NASB)

We must grasp that The LORD saw fit to bestow upon us to be the representatives of His voice in this earth and to receive revelation understanding of His will as we walk in relationship with Him. He has granted us His authority with anointing by the Holy Spirit to decree into every situation that He reveals before us to speak and to decree His will.

Let’s consider some scriptures to lay some foundations for further clarity. In the beginning Adonai spoke, He decreed light to be and it was.

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.” Genesis 1:1-3 NASB

In the New American Standard Bible “God said,” appears 46 times. Let’s take a journey through His Holy Word, receiving an impartation of what “God said.” The reason that Adonai gave us a voice was for us to be speaking beings, made in His likeness, to decree into this realm under His authority to extend His Kingdom earth. Yeshua (Jesus) taught us how to decree as we pray, “Thy Kingdom come” in Matthew 6:9-13.

“Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. [ For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.’ ]Matthew 6:9-13 NASB

Our voices were not just created for conversation but for legislation and it is the time for us to step into a new level in this Quest of the Overcomers to legislate in agreement with God’s will and to watch Him manifest His will through our decrees. There are many ways that God sent His Word to manifest His will on this earth. He spoke directly into the earth and the earth formed. He spoke to light and light was. He separated things, created vegetation, animals and man in decrees through His spoken Word.

Our mandate to extend God’s authority on earth is recorded in Genesis 1:26.

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” Genesis 1:26 NASB

Yes, Adam and Eve failed, but Elohim – The Creator God, spoke and revealed His will to man. He also spoke through dreams and angelic visitations to direct the affairs of men. And, He appeared before His chosen vessels, speaking to them directly, to bring forth His Kingdom to come upon the earth. Adonai changed the name of Abram to Abraham, and Jacob to Israel in order for them to decree to change for the manifestation of His Kingdom purposes into their circumstances.

The Covenant Renewed: Then God said, “Behold, I am going to make a covenant. Before all your people I will perform miracles which have not been produced in all the earth nor among any of the nations; and all the people among whom you live will see the working of the Lord, for it is a fearful thing that I am going to perform with you. Exodus 34:10 NASB

 In this verse, Adonai renewed His Covenant and said it is a fearful thing that He is going to perform in us. We must regard the manifestation of the Spirit, in the fear of The LORD to work within us as we learn to decree His Word on earth within our sphere of circumstances.

Adonai gave personal instruction to those whom He loved in order for them to manifest His Word. One specific example is when David inquired again of God, and God spoke specific  directions to him. We can see how our obedience and agreement with God’s spoken Word extends God’s Kingdom jurisdiction in our real circumstances.

David inquired again of God, and God said to him, “You shall not go up after them; circle around behind them and come at them in front of the balsam trees. It shall be when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees, then you shall go out to battle, for God will have gone out before you to strike the army of the Philistines.”1 Chronicles 14:14-15 NASB

In Exodus chapter 20 Adonai speaks forth The Ten Commandments that established His Kingdom jurisdiction of laws for His people to live by. As we pursue our relationship with Adonai, knowing His law, knowing His will and knowing His assignments for us to extend His Kingdom on earth, we can decree in boldness, “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

 Then God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before Me. “You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

“You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.

“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath of the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.

“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you.

“You shall not murder.

“You shall not commit adultery.

“You shall not steal.

“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” Exodus 20:1-17 NASB

 God sent Yeshua, Jesus – The Word that was made flesh. He came speaking and decreeing God’s will to His people. Through His shed blood on the cross, Yeshua redeemed fallen man and declared His Kingdom has come on earth. He restored our rightful place in relationship with God the Father; in ability, anointing and authority for Genesis 1:26 to manifest on His earth through our spoken decrees in agreement with His will..

“And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus… For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:6, 10 NIV

Please take time, as you continue with us on this Quest of the Overcomers, to ask Adonai to open the eyes of your understanding in studying His Word to reveal Himself to you and to unlock within you His power and authority to decree and fulfill your personal destiny on earth. Every time that you see injustice, sadness, poverty, evil, etc, ask Adonai for the Word that He needs you to decree that will fell the enemy in each specific situation.

This is our decree over your life in the name of Yeshua.

“You will also decree a thing, and it will be established for you; And light will shine on your ways.” Job 22:28 NASB

 Make this decree over your life, “I decree in Jesus’ name that not one Word that Adonai has prepared for me to decree will fall to the ground from my silence.”

 Lord God Almighty, we pray in agreement with Your Word, in the name of Yeshua, according to Acts 4:31 “And when they had prayed, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness.” (NASB) We receive You Holy Spirit, come and fill us to overflowing that we may speak the Word of God with boldness. May not one word that You have for us to decree fall to the ground from silence in my Overcoming Journey. We pray and decree according to Your will, “Let Your Kingdom come. Let Your will be done, on earth and in our lives according to Your will as it is in heaven. In Yeshua’s name, Amen and Amen!”

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 46 Bible results for “God said”. All references are from the NASB.

Genesis 1:3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.

Genesis 1:6 Then God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.”

Genesis 1:9 Then God said, “Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so.

Genesis 1:11 Then God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them”; and it was so.

Genesis 1:14 Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years;

Genesis 1:20 Then God said, “Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.”

Genesis 1:24 Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after their kind”; and it was so.

Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

Genesis 1:28 God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

Genesis 1:29Then God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every  tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you;

Genesis 2:18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.”

Genesis 3:1 [ The Fall of Man ] Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’?

Genesis 3:13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” And the woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

Genesis 3:14 The Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, Cursed are you more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you will go, And dust you will eat All the days of your life;

Genesis 3:22 Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might stretch out his hand, and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”—

Genesis 6:13 Then God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence because of them; and behold, I am about to destroy them with the earth.

Genesis 9:12 God said, “This is the sign of the covenant which I am making between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all successive generations;

Genesis 9:17 And God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth.”

Genesis 15:13 God said to Abram, “Know for certain that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, where they will be enslaved and oppressed four hundred years.

Genesis 17:9 God said further to Abraham, “Now as for you, you shall keep My covenant, you and your descendants after you throughout their generations.

Genesis 17:15 Then God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.

Genesis 17:19 But God said, “No, but Sarah your wife will bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; and I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.

Genesis 20:6 Then God said to him in the dream, “Yes, I know that in the integrity of your heart you have done this, and I also kept you from sinning against Me; therefore I did not let you touch her.

Genesis 21:12 But God said to Abraham, “Do not be distressed because of the lad and your maid; whatever Sarah tells you, listen to her, for through Isaac your descendants shall be named.

Genesis 31:11 Then the angel of God said to me in the dream, ‘Jacob,’ and I said, ‘Here I am.’

Genesis 35:1 [ Jacob Moves to Bethel ] Then God said to Jacob, “Arise, go up to Bethel and live there, and make an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you fled from your brother Esau.”

Genesis 35:10 God said to him, “Your name is Jacob; You shall no longer be called Jacob, But Israel shall be your name.” Thus He called him Israel.

Exodus 3:14 God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”

Exodus 13:17 [ God Leads the People ] Now when Pharaoh had let the people go, God did not lead them by the way of the land of the Philistines, even though it was near; for God said, “The people might change their minds when they see war, and return to Egypt.”

Exodus 34:10 [ The Covenant Renewed ] Then God said, “Behold, I am going to make a covenant. Before all your people I will perform miracles which have not been produced in all the earth nor among any of the nations; and all the people among whom you live will see the working of the Lord, for it is a fearful thing that I am going to perform with you.

Numbers 22:12 God said to Balaam, “Do not go with them; you shall not curse the people, for they are blessed.”

Judges 6:20 The angel of God said to him, “Take the meat and the unleavened bread and lay them on this rock, and pour out the broth.” And he did so.

1 Kings 3:5 In Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream at night; and God said, “Ask what you wish Me to give you.”

1 Kings 3:11 God said to him, “Because you have asked this thing and have not asked for yourself long life, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have you asked for the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself discernment to understand justice,

1 Kings 13:8 But the man of God said to the king, “If you were to give me half your house I would not go with you, nor would I eat bread or drink water in this place.

2 Kings 4:27 When she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught hold of his feet. And Gehazi came near to push her away; but the man of God said, “Let her alone, for her soul is troubled within her; and the Lord has hidden it from me and has not told me.”

2 Kings 6:6 Then the man of God said, “Where did it fall?” And when he showed him the place, he cut off a stick and threw it in there, and made the iron float.

1 Chronicles 11:2 In times past, even when Saul was king, you were the one who led out and brought in Israel; and the Lord your God said to you, ‘You shall shepherd My people Israel, and you shall be prince over My people Israel.’”

1 Chronicles 14:14 David inquired again of God, and God said to him, “You shall not go up after them; circle around behind them and come at them in front of the balsam trees.

1 Chronicles 28:3 But God said to me, ‘You shall not build a house for My name because you are a man of war and have shed blood.’

2 Chronicles 1:11 God said to Solomon, “Because you had this in mind, and did not ask for riches, wealth or honor, or the life of those who hate you, nor have you even asked for long life, but you have asked for yourself wisdom and knowledge that you may rule My people over whom I have made you king,

Jonah 4:9 Then God said to Jonah, “Do you have good reason to be angry about the plant?” And he said, “I have good reason to be angry, even to death.”

Matthew 15:4 For God said, ‘Honor your father and mother,’ and, ‘He who speaks evil of father or mother is to be put to death.

Luke 11:49 For this reason also the wisdom of God said, ‘I will send to them prophets and apostles, and some of them they will kill and some they will persecute.

Luke 12:20 But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?’

2 Corinthians 6:16 Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, “I will dwell in them and walk among them; And I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

 

12 instances where “God spoke”.  All references from the NASB.

Genesis 8:15 Then God spoke to Noah, saying,

Genesis 9:8 Then God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying,

Genesis 46:2 God spoke to Israel in visions of the night and said, “Jacob, Jacob.” And he said, “Here I am.”

Exodus 6:2 God spoke further to Moses and said to him, “I am the Lord;

Exodus 20:1 [ The Ten Commandments ] Then God spoke all these words, saying,

Deuteronomy 1:6 “The Lord our God spoke to us at Horeb, saying, ‘You have stayed long enough at this mountain.

Deuteronomy 10:9 Therefore, Levi does not have a portion or inheritance with his brothers; the Lord is his inheritance, just as the Lord your God spoke to him.)

Joshua 23:14 “Now behold, today I am going the way of all the earth, and you know in all your hearts and in all your souls that not one word of all the good words which the Lord your God spoke concerning you has failed; all have been fulfilled for you, not one of them has failed.

Joshua 23:15 It shall come about that just as all the good words which the Lord your God spoke to you have come upon you, so the Lord will bring upon you all the threats, until He has destroyed you from off this good land which the Lord your God has given you.

Mark 12:26 But regarding the fact that the dead rise again, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the passage about the burning bush, how God spoke to him, saying, ‘I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’?

Acts 3:21 whom heaven must receive until the period of restoration of all things about which God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from ancient time.

Acts 7:6 But God spoke to this effect, that his descendants would be aliens in a foreign land, and that they would be enslaved and mistreated for four hundred years.

 

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Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of November 17, 2019

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. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you, says the Lord… Jeremiah 29:11-14a (NKJV)

Have you ever felt like you messed up so bad that you are beyond forgiveness and undeserving of God’s love? Sometimes it feels like God is playing Hide and Seek and nowhere to be found; but, these verses assure us that God is listening and really does hear our prayers when we cry out to Him. Listening implies that He is waiting and longing to hear our voice so He can reveal Himself and the good plans He has prepared for us. Though it may be hard to fathom, the truth is, God harbors no thoughts of evil against us. He is always thinking of how to show us His plans for our future that includes renewing our dashed hopes and bestowing His peace that passes our understanding. Be encouraged in this promise to you today, that you will find the Lord when you pray and seek Him with all your heart. Praise the Lord!

By JoBeth Kested

I Am A Child of The Most High God by Beth Auman

Have you ever struggled with self-worth? Allowed the devil to rob you of your self-esteem, beat you down and wear you out? We all have those days – however, we do have a choice. God’s Word says that we are Overcomers in Christ Jesus.  It is a choice to walk in the overcoming power that Jesus blood sacrifice provided for us. He was born, lived a sinless life, died and was resurrected so that we could overcome that devil through His sacrifice and just like Salvation – Overcoming is our choice.

We can still be saved by the blood of Jesus and go to heaven and never know how to overcome.  That’s not living the life that God planned for us. We are all going to have trials and tribulation – these are to strengthen our faith – to bring us closer to the Lord – not to defeat us.

Jesus defeated the devil at the cross –the devil is a toothless, defeated foe. He comes only to kill, steal and destroy John 10:10. To draw you away from God’s best for your life. However, the devil cannot take one thing from you that you don’t give him. God always provides a way out, 1 Corinthians 10:13. It’s your choice to choose Him and not your circumstance and you must tell Him that you choose Him in each and every circumstance.

This is the key: In each and every circumstance we must choose the Lord first – speak life into our circumstance first and life will be. God is faithful and when we speak life – life is speaking God’s word into our situation – being positive and death is agreeing with the devils negativity in our situation. God’s plan for us is always good and positive.

Deuteronomy 30:19 (NASB) 19 I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your [a]descendants,

Proverbs 18:21 (NASB) 21 Death and life are in the [a]power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.

I have had the awesome opportunity to spend time with several amazing women who have also struggled with self-worth, been beaten down and worn out. But by the blood of the Lamb of God and declaring and decreeing and agreeing with God’s word and His good plan– they have become the overcomers that Jesus spoke of in Revelation 12:11.

Please join me in this Overcoming Declaration  – say this as many times as you need to – allow the Lord to impart Himself – Faith – Joy – Victory and Peace into you so that the devil can never wear you down again.  Remember Jesus Christ is Lord and

Declare this out loud:

Lord – I choose You and I declare that I am a child of The Most High God. I am blood bought and paid for. By the blood of Jesus Christ His Son.

The same Spirit that raised Jesus Christ from the dead dwells in me and He quickens my mortal flesh.

Galatians 4:7 You no longer have to live as a slave because you are a child of God. And since you are His child, God guarantees an inheritance is waiting for you.

1 John 3:9 Everyone who has been born into God’s family avoids sin as a lifestyle because the genes of God’s children come from God Himself. Therefore, a child of God can’t live a life of persistent sin.

1 John 5:1 It’s easy to say “I love God,” but genuine love reflects God’s love. If we belong to God, then we will love each other regardless of how hard love is. Everyone who trusts Jesus as the long-awaited Anointed One is a child of God, and everyone who loves the Father cannot help but love the child fathered by Him.

Revelation 12:11   By the blood of the Lamb and the word of their witnesses, they have become victorious over him, For they did not hold on to their lives, even under threat of death.

1 Corinthians 7:23 The Voice (VOICE) 23 A high price has been paid for your freedom, so don’t devalue God’s investment by becoming a slave to people.

John 14:26 The Voice (VOICE) 26 The Father is sending a great Helper, the Holy Spirit, in My name to teach you everything and to remind you of all I have said to you.

Ephesians 5:17-20 King James Version (KJV)

17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

1 Corinthians 12:3-12 The Voice (VOICE)

With that in mind, I want you to understand that no one saying “Jesus is cursed” is operating under God’s Spirit, and no one confessing “Jesus is Lord” can do so without the Holy Spirit’s inspiration.

Now there are many kinds of grace gifts, but they are all from the same Spirit. There are many different ways to serve, but they’re all directed by the same Lord. There are many amazing working gifts in the church, but it is the same God who energizes them all in all who have the gifts.

Paul’s description of the works of the Spirit, the Lord (Jesus), and God (the Father) links the three persons together in remarkable ways. Although Paul never articulates the doctrine of the Trinity, what he writes here about the Godhead relationship—their community of persons—becomes the raw materials used by later believers to construct the church’s teaching on the Trinity. In this chapter the apostle emphasizes the agency of the Spirit. For him the Spirit is not just an impersonal force or feeling; He is just as much a person within the Trinity as the Father and the Son. Accordingly, the Spirit chooses where to impart gifts as He works together with the Father and the Son to build up the church.

Each believer has received a gift that manifests the Spirit’s power and presence. That gift is given for the good of the whole community. The Spirit gives one person a word of wisdom, but to the next person the same Spirit gives a word of knowledge. Another will receive the gift of faith by the same Spirit, and still another gifts of healing—all from the one Spirit. 10 One person is enabled by the Spirit to perform miracles, another to prophesy, while another is enabled to distinguish those prophetic spirits. The next one speaks in various kinds of unknown languages, while another is able to interpret those languages. 11 One Spirit works all these things in each of them individually as He sees fit.

12 Just as a body is one whole made up of many different parts, and all the different parts comprise the one body, so it is with the Anointed One.

Romans 8:11 The Voice (VOICE) 11 If the Spirit of the One who resurrected Jesus from the dead lives inside of you, then you can be sure that He who raised Him will cast the light of life into your mortal bodies through the life-giving power of the Spirit residing in you.

Romans 8:11 (KJV) 11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

John 10:10 The Voice 10 The thief approaches with malicious intent, looking to steal, slaughter, and destroy; I came to give life with joy and abundance.

1 Corinthians 10:13 (NASB) 13 No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.

Inspired by Abba Father and penned by Beth R Auman
Copyright Beth Auman 2014

Feel Free to copy the Scripture Art on this page and keep it to declare and decree over your own life and teach others.

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Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of November 10, 2019

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard. Psalms 19:1-3 (NKJV)

Have you ever been enthralled by stars shining in the darkness of night or the glow of a full moon over majestic mountains? Have you been thrilled by the glorious dawn of morning or a blazing sunset with gold and crimson streaks across the skies? Or have you been captivated by the delicate fragrance of a blooming rose, crashing waves upon a sandy beach, or a towering forrest with butterflies flitting and birds calling? These scriptures instruct us that the heavens are declaring the glory of God and the earth’s beauty reveals His handprints upon all creation. Day after day and every night all that is around us reveals the evidence of an intricate and intimate God. There is no place on earth where the voice of His creation and the language of His beauty is not spoken to all who will see and listen. May you hear His voice calling your name in the wind and your heart filled with His loving presence revealed in every detail of His beauty all around you. Amen

By JoBeth Kested

Blood Covenant – Cheshvan 5780

Through the Blood Covenant and Finished Work of Yeshua HaMashiach, (Jesus Christ) – which means (Anointed to Save)  on the tree, we as individuals have the opportunity to enter into restored fellowship with Adonai our Elohim.

You may ask yourself the following questions:

Why study all of this Hebrew, Ripe Fruit when I know Jesus as my Savior?

Why study the old testament, when I’m a new testament believer?

Well, I have a question for you.  When you say that you love someone, don’t you truly want to know them. Can you for one moment ask Adonai the two previous questions that I have asked you.

I do not believe for one moment that He will lead us to continue in a limited mind set; to not look deeper in our Bibles for more revelation and greater understanding. For our Bibles tells us to, “Ask, seek, knock and find!”

Matthew 7:7-9 (NKJV) “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?

See, there is always more for us to learn to Love about Adonai, He our Limitless Alpha and Omega or Aleph and Tav, (Hebrew).

None of us really know one jot or tittle about Him and only through continuing to ask, seek and knock for His Holy Spirit, Wisdom, Revelation, Counsel, Might, Knowledge and Fear of Adonai. There is more and more and more that He has to pour out over us.

The cross of Yeshua (Jesus) horizontally is the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, the place that He bore our sin and shame and won back the opportunity for each of us to have a vertical relationship with Adonai our Elohim.

The cross vertically is the Tree of Life. Yeshua, (Jesus) bore our every sin and shame on the cross. He took man’s vile and evilness and bore it for us so that we our relationship with our Father who art in Heaven could be restored. Without His blood sacrifice, we would be completely shut off from God.

John 19:28-30 (NKJV) It Is Finished

28 After this, Jesus, [a]knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!” 29 Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth. 30 So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.

Isaiah 53:5 (NKJV)5 But He was wounded[a] for our transgressions, He was [b]bruised for our iniquities;The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes[c] we are healed.

Galatians 3:13-14  (NKJV) 13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), 14 that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

John 11:25  (NKJV) 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.

John 5:26-29 (NKJV)

26 For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself, 27 and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of Man. 28 Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice 29 and come forth—those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.

John 20  (NKJV)

The Empty Tomb

20 Now the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. Then she ran and came to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him.”

Peter therefore went out, and the other disciple, and were going to the tomb. So they both ran together, and the other disciple outran Peter and came to the tomb first. And he, stooping down and looking in, saw the linen cloths lying there; yet he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; and he saw the linen cloths lying there, and the [a]handkerchief that had been around His head, not lying with the linen cloths, but folded together in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who came to the tomb first, went in also; and he saw and believed. For as yet they did not [b]know the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead. 10 Then the disciples went away again to their own homes.

Mary Magdalene Sees the Risen Lord

11 But Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping, and as she wept she stooped down and looked into the tomb. 12 And she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. 13 Then they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?”

She said to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.”

14 Now when she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?”

She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, “Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid Him, and I will take Him away.”

16 Jesus said to her, “Mary!”

She turned and said to [c]Him, “Rabboni!” (which is to say, Teacher).

17 Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.’ ”

18 Mary Magdalene came and told the [d]disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that He had spoken these things to her.

The Apostles Commissioned

19 Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were [e]assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20 When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.

21 So Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” 22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”

Seeing and Believing

24 Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 The other disciples therefore said to him, “We have seen the Lord.”

So he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.”

26 And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, “Peace to you!” 27 Then He said to Thomas, “Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.”

28 And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”

29 Jesus said to him, [f]“Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

That You May Believe

30 And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.

Through the finished work of the cross our sinless savior Jesus Christ was pierced and died on the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, (the cross). Vertically, the cross became the Tree of Life because Jesus was resurrected. In the beginning there were two trees in the garden, Adam and Eve sinned by partaking of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil after being seduced by the devil.

Adonai our Elohim had the perfect plan because HE IS PERFECT. His plan involved the Tree of Life  – Yeshua, (Jesus).

Today, Ask the LORD of your Life to remove any scales that you may have on your eyes, scales of deception, blindness, untruth, any wrong teaching that you have received in regard to Israel and the Jewish people that we are grafted into by the blood sacrifice of Yeshua, (Jesus) – Adonai’s ultimate plan for Victory. Ask Him to give you a heart and a new passion to learn about what He Loves and see this world and what is occurring in it from His perspective.

Lay down the old and walk in His Resurrection Power. Learn to partake of the Ripe Fruit from His Tree of Life on the time schedule that He designed. Always remember that Adonai created the Sun, Moon and Stars as boundaries for His timeline, He created the rainbow as His covenant in the sky and He created man that we could be His family. Yeshua, (Jesus) is coming back soon for the One New Man, Jew and Gentile.

Ephesians 2:13-17  (NKJV)

13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

Christ Our Peace

14 For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, 15 having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, 16 and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. 17 And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near.

If you have been a believer in Yeshua (Jesus) and heard the Word of God preached then you have probably heard the phrase, “I’ve read the end of the Book and we have the Victory.”

My question to you today is… Have you ever read the End of the Book? Chapter 22 of the Book of Revelation? If not then please do. I have provided it for you below and if you have, please, read it again.

Take a moment and read it out loud to Adonai our Elohim and ask Him to renew a right spirit within you and cleanse you from any wrong mindset that you have in Yeshua’s (Jesus) Name.

Revelation 22 New King James Version (NKJV)

The River of Life

22 And he showed me a [a]pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.

The Time Is Near

Then he said to me, “These words are faithful and true.” And the Lord God of the [b]holy prophets sent His angel to show His servants the things which must shortly take place.

“Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”

Now I, John, [c]saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things.

Then he said to me, “See that you do not do that. [d]For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.” 10 And he said to me, “Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand. 11 He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him [e]be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.”

Jesus Testifies to the Churches

12 “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the [f]Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”

14 Blessed are those who [g]do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. 15 [h]But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.

16 “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.”

17 And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.

A Warning

18 [i]For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, [j]God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God[k] shall take away his part from the [l]Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

I Am Coming Quickly

20 He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.”

Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!

21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be [m]with you all. Amen.

 

Blessings and Shalom,

Beth Auman

 

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© Beth Auman 2019

Cheshvan 5780

An Invitation to Join the Quest of the Overcomers by Beth Auman and JoBeth Kested

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of November 3, 2019

As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him. For who is God, except the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God? It is God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect. Psalm 18:30-32 (NKJV)

Are you frustrated with your imperfections, disappointed in the imperfect people in your life, or weary of this imperfect world? What a huge comfort to discover the realization that the ways of our God are perfect and to know with assurance that His Word has proven to be perfect, too. He is the protector and defender of all who put their trust in Him. He alone is the Almighty God above all gods and majestic Lord above all lords. There is nothing in this world more sure, more solid and more dependable than our God, The Rock. Our loving, compassionate and merciful God lifts us out of our pity puddles of discouragement, renews our strength and even makes our crooked rough roads into perfect paths of peace. Thank You, Lord!
By JoBeth Kested