Give praise to the Lord; He has heard my cry for help. The Lord protects and defends me; I trust in him. He gives me help and makes me glad; I praise him with joyful songs. Psalm 28:6-7 (GNT)
Have you ever felt like you are between a rock and a hard place with no hope for help? Sometimes when overwhelmed by life’s demands, pressures and pain it is hard to believe that God cares when we feel so helpless and alone. With our feelings of insecurity and inadequacy, it is easy for us to think that God is just too busy with all the problems of the world to hear our cry. This song of the Psalmist is a great reminder that the Lord does hear our cries and is there to protect, defend and help us. When we cast all our cares on Him (1 Peter 5:7), our loving Father God restores our hope, makes our hearts glad and puts a song of praise in our mouth. So give praise to the Lord and sing to Him a joyful song!
For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will he withhold from those who walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man who trusts in You! Psalm 84:11-12 (NKJV)
Have you ever felt like there is a paralyzing dark cloud of heaviness hanging over you? This scripture declares that God is our sunshine that dispels the darkness and our shield for protection when we feel helpless. He also gives us His sufficient grace (2 Cor. 12:9) with unmerited favor and His glory to honor us when we choose to walk uprightly, clinging close to Him. But, what does it mean to walk uprightly? It means we have learned to not trust in our own strength, money, power or positions; but, that we bring our sorrows, fears, insecurities and failures to Him as we daily walk the unseen path before us. Our God is the Commander of the Angel Armies of Heaven and He is the Lord God Almighty that is all powerful to protect and bestow great blessings upon us as we choose to put all our trust in Him each and every day. Selah, ponder and fix your mind on that!
Where do you get your information and who are your friends with? Adonai calls those who are friends with the world adulterers. He states that friendship with the world is enmity with Him! When we look to the world for our information we are placing our faith in them rather than in Adonai and His Word.
What does enmity in the Bible mean?
Enmity and its synonyms “hostility,” animosity, and animus all indicate deep-seated dislike or ill will. Enmity (which derives from an Anglo-French word meaning “enemy”) suggests true hatred, either overt or concealed. Hostility implies strong, open enmity that shows itself in attacks or aggression.
Enmity with God id not the relationship that we want to have. This is very serious.
During the month of Elul we must evaluate our alignments. We must repent for any friendships with the world. If you look to the world for wisdom then you are at enmity with God. Ask Adonai today to cleanse you from all unrighteousness that you may come before Him with clean hands and a pure heart. He will surely let you know if you have crossed His boundary.
Adonai’s Word says in Psalm 24:4 NASB 4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart,Who has not lifted up his soul [a]to falsehood And has not sworn deceitfully.
We must all walk by faith and not by sight. Not by what we read in the news or watch on our devices. Abraham believed God and it was reckoned to him as righteousness and he was called a friend of God. Don’t you want to be a friend of God? We are to align ourselves with believers and always ask for Adonai’s Wisdom. Do not accept information from anyone who aligns their life against God’s Word. You are the one that He will judge for it.
James 2:22-23 NASB 22 You see that faith was working with his works, and [a]as a result of the works, faith was [b]perfected;23 and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness,” and he was called the friend of God.
Adonai we come before You in Jesus Name and repent for any friendship that we have made with the world. We yield unto You and lay down any friendship that is not pleasing to You. Anoint our eyes, ears and mouths to see, hear and speak Your Word. We humbly ask for You to lead us and guide us into all truth daily. Give each of us discernment in regard to what to read, listen to and obtain our information. In Jesus Name Amen
Elul 5780 Blessings to each and everyone of you. I would love to share my heart with you this month. The King is in the field. That is such a part of the Blessing of the month of Elul. Jesus is so close. It is the month that the King steps off of His throne and walks among His people and is so very approachable. Enter into the ease of His embrace this month.
This is an exert that I wrote to Adonai our Elohim for the month of Elul. Please join in and worship Him.
Elul 5780 is dedicated to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, as is my life. He is my beloved and I am His. In all my ways I commit myself unto Him as my LORD GOD EL-ECHAD (One God in Hebrew). He will direct my steps before me and He will light my path. He will awake me morning by morning with Words in due season for those that are weary. I am His and He is mine we share His LOVE Whole and Divine. My heart longs for Him each day and I know that He is always with me. He is especially close right now and I humble myself and bow.
He is my Declaration, My Prophecy, My life and in Him I move and am. Because He abides in The Father and I am totally and completely His.
Father God, I humble myself before You and ask for Your blessing over each one this month. Please fill each of us with Your Holy Spirit of Wisdom, Revelation, Counsel, Might, Knowledge and The Fear of The LORD in Jesus Name. Amen
In Jesus Mighty Name Amen
As we step into the Month of Elul we step into 40 days of preparation for the High Holy Days leading to the Day of Atonement. This is a time of fasting, prayer and repentance to ready one’s self for the Day of Atonement (The Day that Adonai chooses your entire year.) So study to show yourself approved. Adonai our Elohim does not change and Israel belongs to Him. Pray for the Shalom Jerusalem during this time. Ask our Elohim to reveal everything that you need to see this month so that you can move forward on His well lit path.
Sometimes I think that we forget that the earth is The LORD’s and all it contains and all who dwell in it. There seem to be so many that disregard Him at this moment in time. To those we decree Psalm 24 and Numbers 10:35 in Jesus Name!
Speak these Scriptures out loud and memorize them. Allow God to give you His Holy Spirit, His seven fold Spirit that flows from His throne the Spirit of Wisdom, Revelation, Counsel, Might and Fear of the LORD! Ask to be filled with His Holy Spirit daily. Don’t be afraid.
I have faith that as we align ourselves with His Word in Jesus Name that we will physically see His enemies be scattered and all who hate Him flee! I have faith that as we pray for clean hands and pure hearts that we will see God and receive His blessing! I have faith that as we seek His face and lift our heads, our gates and ancient doors that the King of glory will come in! He is strong and mighty in battle! We are at war with the enemy and it is time for us to stand and declare and decree Rise up, O LORD! and Let Your enemies be scattered, and let those who hate You flee before You in Jesus Mighty Name Amen!
24 The earth is the Lord’s, and [a]all it contains,The world, and those who dwell in it. 2 For He has founded it upon the seas And established it upon the rivers. 3 Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? And who may stand in His holy place? 4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who has not lifted up his soul [b]to falsehood And has not sworn deceitfully. 5 He shall receive a blessing from the Lord And [c]righteousness from the God of his salvation. 6 [d]This is the generation of those who seek Him, Who seek Your face—even Jacob. [e]Selah.7 Lift up your heads, O gates,And be lifted up, O [f]ancient doors,That the King of glory may come in! 8 Who is the King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, The Lord mighty in battle. 9 Lift up your heads, O gates, And lift them up, O [g]ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in! 10 Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah.
Isaiah 11:1-5 NASB 11 Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, And a branch from his roots will bear fruit. 2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him,The spirit of wisdom and understanding,The spirit of counsel and strength, The spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. Isaiah 46:9 (NIV)
Have you heard the saying,”You can’t know where you are going unless you know where you came from”? When we remember the stories of those before us that overcame great trials, handicaps, poverty, and wars we are encouraged that we can also overcome the trials before us. Likewise, God instructs us in this scripture to remember the former things. In the midst of our current needs and busyness, have we forgotten the answered prayers and miracles we’ve experienced or learned in the past that will inspire our faith to trust God today? Twice God declares that He alone is God and there is none like Him! Let us remember there is no other God whose very nature is love, extends mercy, offers peace, forgives sin, heals diseases, saves the lost, wipes away all our tears and knows the number of hairs on our heads! Yet, He is the King of Kings, Lord of Lords and commands the angelic armies of heaven. There is no other God like our God
I lift my eyes toward the mountains. Where will my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2 (HCSB)
Have you ever been awed and captivated by the majestic beauty of the mountains? Some of us welcome the challenges of hiking and climbing mountains for the thrill of enjoying the breathtaking scenic beauty, the fresh smell of pine trees, and the enrapturing views from lofty peaks. But, sometimes we may face the treacherous slopes of life’s daunting dilemmas and mountains of difficulties that can seem impossible to climb. We need to be reminded that no matter how insurmountable our problems may be, the Lord is with us, He hears our cries and is able to lift us up higher than we ever thought we could climb on our own. Trust the Lord today to see your mountain of impossibilities as a mountain of opportunity to be overcome in the power of His might. Look up and hold out your hand to The Lord God Almighty, Who is already reaching out to you.
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Psalms 103:1-2 NKJV
When you were kids did you and your siblings ever bicker over which one was the favorite child? This Psalm was written by King David, the youngest of twelve sons and he was definitely not among the favored. Many believe he may have been illegitimate because he was not presented when the Prophet Samuel came to his fathers house to anoint a king. David had the job of being a sheep herder in the family business that kept him isolated and far away out of sight. We can imagine him on a remote mountainside, playing his harp, worshiping the Lord to comfort his lonely soul and finding the peace and joy of the Lord that satisfied his every longing. (Ps. 107:9) When we find ourselves in those desolate unfavored places, maybe like David, we need to command our souls (mind, will and emotions) to rise up out of the pity place to worship the Lord and to remember all of God’s blessings, mercy, underserved grace and enduring love. Oh yes, bless the Lord oh my soul!