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Nehemiah 6:9 For they all wanted to frighten us, thinking, “They will become discouraged with the work and it will not be done.” But now, [O God,] strengthen my hands.
All the enemy has to stop us is fear. Today, I had a few insights during my bible study.
1. How the enemy calls us and knowing we must not listen nor go
2. How the enemy calls us to fear using others, I never want to be apart of discouraging someone else dream, because I can not see it
3. When we flee because of fear it takes on many forms
The only way to stop fear is to face it straight on, we always need to go down to the stronghold.
4. When I am in my darkest moments, that is when I am my strongest, because ....
2 Corinthians 12:9 tells me...
But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest on me.
My prayer for you today comes from …
Proverbs 3:6 ESV “In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”
2 Corinthians 12:9 But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest on me.
Don’t fear the path unknown… want details, listen to Nehemiah 6 - the Enemy’s Plot, Still the Wall Is Finished
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Help for Hurting People - Our Government Has a Responsibility
Nehemiah 5 is about how the people were hurting, because of a famine in the land, the poor were selling everything they owned and borrowing money just to get food. The nobles (the rich) and rulers (our government) were imposing heavy burdens on the people.
When Nehemiah confronted them, the nobles and rulers promised to stop inflecting pain on their people by taking an oath.
12 Then they said, “We will give it back and not require anything from them. We will do exactly as you say.” Then I called the priests and took an oath from them that they would act in accordance with this promise.
Nehemiah 5:13 Amplified Bible (AMP)
After praising the Lord, Nehemiah prayed that the nobles and rulers would keep their promise.
13 I also shook out the front of my garment and said, “So may God shake out every man from his house and from his possessions who does not keep this promise; like this may he be shaken out and emptied.” And all the assembly said, “Amen!” And they praised the Lord. Then the people acted in accordance with this promise.
Footnote to v13
Nehemiah 5:13 The folds of a robe over the chest formed a place where objects could be carried and protected, so Nehemiah’s gesture was a vivid illustration of the divine punishment he was invoking upon violators.
I prayed today ...
May our government keep their promises, the oath they took to uphold the constitution and the oath they took to help their constituents. Who has money does not define our character, nor should it detect who has a right to healthcare. The cross is about reaching up to God and out to others. May we all do our part to help those in need. Amen!
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Reading Nehemiah 4 teaches me that prayer matters and God has given me the task of praying for others. We all deal with ridicule and discouragement, but God tells us not to be afraid. Amen!
5 I said to the king, “If it pleases the king, and if your servant has found favor in your presence, [I ask] that you send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers’ tombs, so that I may rebuild it.”
Think… When was the last time you prayed to the Father like Nehemiah?
My affirmation prayer when I have an ask…
Father, my King, my Lord of Lords,
Thank you for all the blessings in my life
I praise you and my your kingdom live forever
If it pleases You,
and if your servant (Your Name Here) has found favor in Your presence
[I ask] that you…, so I may …
This is key… have you been obeying God or at least trying daily to be obedient to Him? Has the Father found favor in Your presence? Do you know how to please God?
Seven Ways to Please God - author: Overcoming The Times
HAVE FAITH IN GOD: Hebrews 11:6
BE SPIRITUALLY MINDED: Romans 8:6-8
FEAR GOD: Psalm 147:11
STUDY AND FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST'S EXAMPLE: Matthew 17:5
OBEY GOD: 1 Samuel 15:22
DO GOD'S WILL: Hebrews 13:20-21
GIVE THE SACRIFICE GOD WANTS
Merry Christmas Everyone
Today I read from Luke 1:26-35, did you know that God is already pleased with you.
As we celebrate Jesus' birthday, we remember the true meaning of the season. He came to teach, heal, and save. When opening your gifts, think about ...
- Who Jesus is,
- Who the angel told Mary, Jesus would become...
He will be great, and people will call him the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of King David, his ancestor. He will rule over the people of Jacob forever. His kingdom will never end.” ... the power of the Most High will cover you. The baby will be holy. He will be called the Son of God.
In Jesus' name I pray Amen!
Help me Father to find my joy. God replied, The power to choose joy is and has always been yours. Remembering Ezra 3:12-13.
12 But many of the priests and Levites and heads of fathers’ households, the old men who had seen the first house (temple), wept with a loud voice when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, while many shouted aloud for joy,
13 so that the people could not distinguish the sound of the shout of joy from the sound of the weeping of the people, for the people shouted with a loud shout, and the sound was heard far away.
Tears and shouts of joy. Amen
Some were shouts of Joy, however the old men… wept, not for joy, but because they remember Solomon’s temple, which was larger grand. They saw the second temple as smaller and inferior.
So, it was a very mixed audience. They were perhaps seeing it as something lost instead of something regained.
One group - looked back with regret
The other group - looked forward to good things to come
The choice to choose Joy is mine.
Our prayer today ask God to keep you from pain and provide you the power to ask for anything in Jesus' name.
1 Chronicles 4:9-10 NIV
9 Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, [a] saying, “I gave birth to him in pain.” 10 Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request.
John 14:14 ESV
If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.
Series 2 - Finding a Job - My 60 Day Notice
A Prayer to Bless the Work of Your Hands
Psalm 90:17 The Passion Translation (TPT)
17 O Lord our God, let your sweet beauty rest upon us and give us favor. Come work with us, and then our works will endure, and give us success in all we do.
I love to read the same scripture in different verses, it's like hearing various points of view and interpretations. This is an opportunity for you to draw closer to God, enjoy this time, lay down your fears, and watch HIS mighty hands work in your favor. Amen!
Meaningful Quotes from Ezra 8 showing us - The Power of Fasting and Prayer
“There, by the Ahava Canal, I proclaimed a fast, so that we might humble ourselves before our God and ask him for a safe journey for us and our children, with all our possessions.” Ezra 8:21 NIV
“I was ashamed to ask the king for soldiers and horsemen to protect us from enemies on the road, because we had told the king, “The gracious hand of our God is on everyone who looks to him, but his great anger is against all who forsake him.” Ezra 8:22 NIV
31 We set out from the river Ahava on the twelfth [day] of the first month to go to Jerusalem; and the hand of our God was upon us, and He rescued us from the hand of the enemy and those who lay in ambushes along the way. Ezra 8:31 NIV
Series 2 - Finding a Job - My 60 Day Notice
This prayer is about - Staying true to who you want to become
My affirmation prayer for you today is about … Staying true to who you want to become, which is an obedient child of God, and understanding that takes time.
It’s important to not rush, we need to realize it will be in God’s time not ours.
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The power of Intercessory Prayer.
Based on several scriptures, this is a wonderful prayer to bless your life and the life of your loved one.
When we know someone who cannot reach God, we assist in the process of God reaching out to them and pulling them close by intercessory prayer.
Replace the word "them" with the name of the person you want to bless.
May God guide you and bless you in all things. In Jesus' Name we pray. Amen!
Finding a Job - My 60 Day Notice (New Series)
Season two are affirmation prayers to help anyone find their dream job in 60 days or less.
Today's scripture is from John 15:7 ESV
The main focus of the prayer...
We are asking God for a more meaningful bible study during the next 60 days. We are asking to take our spiritual health to another level during this trial period.
This one is a long one 20 minutes, but it worth the time to listen. I prayed for healing for you and your family. It's a powerful prayer and my testimony all in one. Smile Many don't know, but I almost died, not once, but on three different occasions. The Holy Spirit asked me this morning to share a little of my story, so I know there is someone out in internet land that is meant to hear this today.
If you want a copy of the prayer, here is a link or you can contact me to email it to you. Be Blessed - CLICK HERE
Today's Lesson Learn is about the importance of the Christian Rules of Conduct
1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 Amplified Bible
When reading Ezra 4, about the rebuilding of the temple I learned…
When we are doing anything for the glory of God, don’t be surprised when you go up against harassment, lies, and accusations.
You must understand your attitude and actions (past, present, and future) with others will always dictate if others believe your motives -- a pastor’s character is always on trial -- but I am not you Jesus. How do we not carry that weight?
You don’t…You hand it over to ME by moving forward the best you can. However it’s made easier if you choose to listen to the Holy Spirit.
Sometimes the enemy wins a battle, but he will never win the war. The enemy may have slowed down the rebuilding of the temple (aka God’s Holy Work), but the enemy was not able to STOP it, the temple was rebuilt in the sixth year of the reign of Darius. Amen! Deliverance happens in God’s timing not ours.
My affirmation prayer for you today… 1 Thessalonians Chapter 5
Today’s Bible Study - A Lesson Learned Overcoming Temptation -
Did you know that Long-suffering is a Fruit of the Spirit, it means to wait patiently on the Lord in the midst of trouble.
My affirmation prayer for you today…comes from 1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV
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