(For truly saved believers in Christ)
JUNE 19, 2011
Prepare us, Lord, prepare us for the dark days ahead, not only in the area of the physical, but especially in the area of the spiritual. Help us leave behind us the tree of knowledge more and more and live from the tree of LIFE. Help us to be faithful to You and to truth in the midst of persecutions. We can do nothing without You and are not prepared enough, O Lord. Rain down on us the revelations of the newer places in Your Kingdom~humility, perceiving You, hearing clearly, knowing what You will, but especially knowing You so well as we are hidden deeply within Your heart, looking at Your loving Face and trusting You.
Help us rise up in all things in our battles against sin and Satan, reckoning we are dead to sin and Satan according to your Word in Romans 6:11 and help us come closer; help us to go deeper! Draw us so we can run after You. Leave us not where we are in any area~awaken all the sleeping places within us. Have mercy, have mercy, have mercy!
Humble us and cause brokenness, cause us to fall before You and know that we know nothing as we think we do. “Prepare us”, is my cry. Let every new day be a day of adjustments, awakenings, discoveries, of the depths of Your heart and of Your burdens so we can identify with You and cling to You. Let our gaze and our longing be to You, in the midst of all that is swirling around us. We know that You always know all, see all, hear all~have all in control. May we know You so well because we’re tuned into Your Spirit and are increasingly sensitive to Your guidance and direction, Your impressions, Your very voice, O God.
Help us to speak up and speak truth. Thank you for Your anointing and for Your authority. Thank You for your graces and Your gifts. Thank You for Your power and most of all, for Your loving Presence. Thank You for listening to our prayers and cries and for knowing those who are Yours~Your foundation is firm and Your seal is sure. Thank You for Your forgiveness and for Your cleansing with Your Holy, Saving, Redeeming, Delivering Blood. Thank You for all the good plans You have for us and those we pray for as well, especially our families. Thank You that You can reveal Yourself in a moment of time and open up a whole new world to those who have been blinded by Satan~those who have hardened hearts, stiff necks, rebellious and foolish ways, busy with their own lives, hurt and wounded, LOST, even as we were before You apprehended us and awakened us from our former destructive paths and caused our spirits to be born anew~regenerated. What magnificent mercy! Who can comprehend Your eternal love and mercy, O nail-scarred Savior and Lord, Prince of Peace and King over all?! To You we bow! We live and move and have our being in You, therefore, from our place in the heavenlies we command evil spirits to leave us and our families~to flee! Praise God for our authority in Christ!
You are our only Anchor of Hope, sure, firm and steadfast. You change not~You are the same, yesterday, today and forever. Lover of our souls, Our Ransom, Redeemer, Maker, Beloved, Friend and Savior, Teacher, Guide, the One who feeds us with His very Words of Life and Spirit, there is NO ONE like You! I adore You and I love You because You first loved me. May all You have planned to do to transform us be so, for your good pleasure, for we were created for You and for Your pleasure. We thank You in all of our adversity, knowing that You waste nothing and are able to use all that we have suffered through for our advantage and to the spoiling of the adversaries~to show forth Your greatness~to show the enemies of our souls that You are ever FOR us and not against us.
I worship the Living God of the Universe~what a high privilege! What an honor! You are my very life and song and strength and breath! I hide in You and look to You.
FOR YOUR MEDITATION:As you read these verses below, be nourished and washed with the water of the Word as the Lord God imparts His Spirit to you.
And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
1 Peter 4:12
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial
If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God rests upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters. Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.
Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
Song of Solomon 1:4
Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.
Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardens
1 Peter 5:6
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.
Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
2 Timothy 2:19
Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, The Lord knows them that are his. And, let every one that names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
2 Corinthians 4:4
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters into that within the veil;
For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
1 Timothy 2:6
Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
For I know that my redeemer lives, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:
For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.
For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.
2 Samuel 7:22
Wherefore thou art great, O LORD God: for there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me.
1 John 5:11
And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.