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Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of September 19, 2021

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? Has your soul 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

Yom Kippur 5782 Decree

Yom Kippur Decrees made today 9/16/21 in God’s Prophetic Hebraic Year 5782 which has just begun.

In the Mighty and Holy Name above all Names Yeshua Hamashiach – Jesus who is Lord, I declare and decree His Word. Amen

Psalm 46. CJB For the leader. By the descendants of Korach. On ‘alamot [high-pitched musical instruments?]. A song:

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we are unafraid, even if the earth gives way, even if the mountains tumble into the depths of the sea, even if its waters rage and foam, and mountains shake at its turbulence. (Selah) There is a river whose streams gladden the city of God, the holy habitation of ‘Elyon — God is in the city. It will not be moved — when daybreak comes, God will help it. Nations were in turmoil, kingdoms were moved; his voice thundered forth, and the earth melted away. Adonai-Tzva’ot is with us, our fortress, the God of Ya‘akov. (Selah) Come and see the works of Adonai, the astounding deeds he has done on the earth. To the ends of the earth he makes wars cease — he breaks the bow, snaps the spear, burns the shields in the fire. “Desist, and learn that I am God, supreme over the nations, supreme over the earth.” Adonai-Tzva’ot is with us, our fortress, the God of Ya‘akov. (Selah)

Psalm 36 CJB For the leader. By David, the servant of Adonai:

Crime speaks to the wicked. I perceive this in my heart; before his eyes there is no fear of God. For, the way he sees it, crime makes his life easy — that is, until his wrongs are discovered; then, he is hated. His words are wrong and deceitful; he has stopped being wise and doing good. He devises trouble as he lies in bed; so set is he on his own bad way that he doesn’t hate evil. Adonai, in the heavens is your grace; your faithfulness reaches to the skies. Your righteousness is like the mountains of God, your judgments are like the great deep. You save man and beast, Adonai. How precious, God, is your grace! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings, they feast on the rich bounty of your house, and you have them drink from the stream of your delights. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light. Continue your grace to those who know you and your righteousness to the upright in heart. Don’t let the foot of the proud tread on me or the hands of the wicked drive me away. There they lie fallen, those evildoers, flung down and unable to rise.

Psalm 71 CJB In you, Adonai, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame. In your righteousness, rescue me; and help me to escape. Turn your ear toward me, and deliver me. Be for me a sheltering rock, where I can always come. You have determined to save me, because you are my bedrock and stronghold. My God, help me escape from the power of the wicked, from the grasp of the unjust and ruthless. For you are my hope, Adonai Elohim, in whom I have trusted since I was young. From birth I have relied on you; it was you who took me from my mother’s womb. To many, I am an amazing example; but you are strong protection for me. My mouth is full of praise for you, filled with your glory all day long. Don’t reject me when I grow old; when my strength fails, don’t abandon me. For my enemies are talking about me, those seeking my life are plotting together. They say, “God has abandoned him; go after him, and seize him, because no one will save him.” God, don’t distance yourself from me! My God, hurry to help me! May those who are opposed to me be put to shame and ruin; may those who seek to harm me be covered with scorn and disgrace. But I, I will always hope and keep adding to your praise. All day long my mouth will tell of your righteous deeds and acts of salvation, though their number is past my knowing. I will come in the power of Adonai Elohim and recall your righteousness, yours alone. God, you have taught me since I was young, and I still proclaim your wonderful works. So now that I’m old, and my hair is gray, don’t abandon me, God, till I have proclaimed your strength to the next generation, your power to all who will come, your righteousness too, God, which reaches to the heights. God, you have done great things; who is there like you? You have made me see much trouble and hardship, but you will revive me again and bring me up from the depths of the earth. You will increase my honor; turn and comfort me. As for me, I will praise you with a lyre for your faithfulness, my God. I will sing praises to you with a lute, Holy One of Isra’el. My lips will shout for joy; I will sing your praise, because you have redeemed me. All day long my tongue will speak of your righteousness. For those who are seeking to harm me will be put to shame and disgraced.

Psalm 146 CJB. Halleluyah! Praise Adonai , my soul! I will praise Adonai as long as I live. I will sing praise to my God all my life. Don’t put your trust in princes or in mortals, who cannot help. When they breathe their last, they return to dust; on that very day all their plans are gone. Happy is he whose help is Ya‘akov’s God, whose hope is in Adonai his God. He made heaven and earth, the sea and everything in them; he keeps faith forever. He secures justice for the oppressed, he gives food to the hungry. Adonai sets prisoners free, Adonai opens the eyes of the blind, Adonai lifts up those who are bent over. Adonai loves the righteous. Adonai watches over strangers, he sustains the fatherless and widows; but the way of the wicked he twists. Adonai will reign forever, your God, Tziyon, through all generations. Halleluyah!

Blessings and Shalom – Love Beyond Measure, Beth Auman

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of September 12, 2021

Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the LORD will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. Isaiah 60:1-2 NKJV

Is there anything more beautiful than the dawning rays of sunlight breaking into a new day over majestic mountains, upon rolling ocean waves or watching from the serenity of your own back porch? But, what does the glory of the Lord rising upon us mean? The glory of the Lord in this scripture seems to mean the promise of His loving presence that drives away loneliness, the comfort of His peace that passes understanding, blessings of mercy that triumph over judgement, and the goodness of His enabling grace bestowed upon us. There are times we all need the restoring hope of light to drive out the darkness of fearful times and the unexpected circumstances afflicting our souls. What an encouraging gift we have in the promise of these scriptures that even in the darkest times our loving God promises the arising light upon us with His glorious presence, comfort and sufficient grace for each day. Thank You, Lord!

By JoBeth Kested

Scripture Of The Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of September 5, 2021

“The breaker goes up before them; they break out, pass through the gate and go out by it. So their king goes on before them, and the Lord at their head.” Micah 2:13 (NASV)

Is there some situation in your life where you are desperately in need of a breakthrough? There are several important things we can learn about the Lord in this scripture. He leads and goes before us. He stands between us and our enemies and in times of trouble He can break us out of places that hold us captive. We are also assured in Isaiah 45:2 that He will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron. He is the Lord of the Hosts of Heavenly armies and is able to breakthrough any of our enemies plans against us. It is God’s desire for us to know Him as The Lord of the Breakthrough that breaks down walls of captivity, makes the crooked places straight and able to make the rough places smooth on our behalf. Ask God to reveal Himself as the Lord of the Breakthrough and to break through for you!

By JoBeth Kested

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of August 29, 2021

…Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. Philippians 3:13-14 (NLT)

Have you ever heard the saying, “Don’t let your yesterday’s determine your tomorrow’s”? Are you trying to run your race still carrying the baggage and burdens of your yesterdays? You may remember watching how hard it is for a child learning to walk to keep from stumbling and falling when they keep looking back instead of focusing their eyes ahead. This scripture reminds us that in order to successfully run our race we need to stop looking back at the mistakes, problems, and even accomplishments or the joys of our yesterdays so we can reach for the blessings of today and the hope of our tomorrows. Therefore, in the Lord’s enabling grace, let go of anything in the past that would keep you from reaching for the future and the heavenly prize that is yours in Jesus, today! Selah, Ponder sand think on that.

By JoBeth Kested

Provision by Beth Auman

Be watchful dear one’s because many times you open the door wide to this devil and welcome him in to steal, kill and destroy!

God’s Plan, Commandments and Word is Truth. We can have the abundant life that Jesus lived, died and rose again for us to have. He came to be First!

Close that door! Keep it closed!

Seek Jesus first! Keep seeking Jesus FIRST! Seek His Righteousness FIRST!

Matthew 6:33 33 But [a]seek first [b]His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be [c]provided to you.

When you seek His Kingdom and His righteousness first, all these things – which is the abundant life that Jesus lived, died and rose again for us to have will be provided to you! You must be watchful and keep the door to the devil closed by seeking His Kingdom and Righteousness first! You must choose to do your part.

If you are seeking Jesus and your focus is on Jesus, no devil from hell can by any means harm you because your eyes will be locked on Jesus and you will receive what He has promised you! AMEN and AMEN

Lift up your voice and declare this over yourself.

Declaration: LORD, I declare that I will seek You and Your righteousness first. I set my own will and choose to believe Your Word, that You came that I may have life in it’s fullest measure. My focus is on You and I will keep the door to the devil closed. I now realize that it is only when I choose to focus on other things first, that I alone create a crack for that lying devil to come through! I choose to slam that door closed in the devil’s face in Your Holy name. I receive all that You have for me as I seek Your kingdom and righteousness first. I submit myself unto You LORD, I resist the devil and he must flee from me! (James 4:7 )In Your Holy Name! AMEN

Blessings and Shalom – Love Beyond Measure,

Beth Auman

 

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of August 22, 2021

And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen. Philippians 4:19-20 (NKJV)

Do you have difficulty believing that God really cares about any of the pressing needs you are currently facing? First of all, this verse profoundly declares that our God supplies ALL our need! But, if we are to understand that the doorway of His provision is in the glory of Jesus we may need to ask what is the glory? Biblically this often refers to the manifestation or the reality of God’s presence with us. Remember, one of the names of Jesus is Emanuel which means God with us. Therefore, there is a wealth of God’s provision for us as we grasp that Jesus is with us; our Prince of Peace, Wonderful Counselor, Friend of Sinners and our Savior. He is real, present and available to us in every circumstance today and everyday to meet ALL our needs. With renewed faith in His love for us, let us give worship, praise and glory back to our Father God. Yes, Amen!

By JoBeth Kested

Mount Up by Beth Auman

Mount up, be Renewed, Restored, Refreshed as you wait on The LORD for He never slumbers nor sleeps! Be ready to run and not be weary and to walk and not faint!

This is not the time to give up or give in! Do not fear or shrink back! You are an Overcomer and Overcomer’s have something to overcome.

Abba Father we repent for our striving today. We choose to wait on you, to be renewed,refreshed, restored and mount up with wings like eagles. We choose to run, to soar, to walk or sit, we yield unto Your voice.

Give us eagle eyes to see from Your perspective and eagles ears to hear Your voice. We submit all of our somethings that we are waiting on You for, we resist the devil and demand that he flee from our lives and we draw ourselves unto YOU, watching to see what You will say in Jesus Name Amen

Blessings and Shalom-Love Beyond Measure, Beth Auman

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Because you love me, I will rescue you. I will protect you because you know my name. When you call to me, I will answer you. I will be with you when you are in trouble. I will save you and honor you. Psalm 91:14-15 (GW)

Isn’t it a wonderful feeling when you know you are loved? In loving relationships there is nothing we wouldn’t do for each other, especially when we receive a call for help. We will take food or clean a friends house in sickness, travel long distances to be with a hurting loved one and for some we are even willing to lay down our life in the face of danger. In these verses God declares how He responds to our love for Him. The Lord says that He will…rescue, protect, answer, be there, save and honor us. What an encouragement to know that the Almighty God desires our expressions of love for Him even in our weakness and imperfections. When we call out for God’s help in times of trouble and despair He lovingly responds back to us and makes these promises to meet our specific needs just because He knows we love Him! Thank You, Lord!