“To You I will cry, O LORD my Rock: Do not be silent to me, Lest, if You are silent to me, I become like those who go down to the pit.” Psalms 28:1
“Hear the voice of my supplications When I cry to You, When I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary.”
“Do not take me away with the wicked And with the workers of iniquity, Who speak peace to their neighbors, But evil is in their hearts.”
“Give them according to their deeds, And according to the wickedness of their endeavors; Give them according to the work of their hands; Render to them what they deserve.”
“Because they do not regard the works of the LORD, Nor the operation of His hands, He shall destroy them And not build them up.”Psalms 28:5
“Blessed be the LORD, Because He has heard the voice of my supplications!”
“The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him.”
“The LORD is their strength, And He is the saving refuge of His anointed.”
“Save Your people, And bless Your inheritance; Shepherd them also, And bear them up forever.”
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
James 1:19-20.️ ❤
I thank God for this inner peace😍❤☺😊️️🙌🙏️😀
The enemy thought he had his way, but God.😀😄🙌
Lord I give You praise.
Lord, You fight my battles for me.☺❤🔥🙌️
Who has the final say?Jehovah has the final say.Who has the final say?Jehovah has the final say.❤🙌 ️
““You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’”
“But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.”
Turning the other cheek is not the easiest of things to do come on, let’s be honest even the most sanctimonious of people can admit to that.
The urge to battle in your own strength, to retaliate, to defend yourself, to fight back is something that is expected when someone literally slaps you on the cheek, however Christians are expected to respond differently.
I am personally going through a season where the Lord is teaching me to turn the other cheek and there is the constant desire to want to do things my own way but times without number the Lord is telling me to be still, but to the flesh that does not make sense and the flesh has tried to convince my spirit that if I do not retaliate then I am being weak, lies from satan.
I am learning to put my flesh under subjection and in line with the spirit of God.
I have tried to do it in my own strength but the Lord warned me that if I did that I would be put to shame when really it should be the other way around, our enemies should be put to shame, and that happens when we respond the way the Lord loves us to respond best, through obedience.
“Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth.”
“Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God.”
“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
““Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.”
“Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
““You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’”
“But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,”
It is very important that we are of the same mind, meaning that we walk in unity.
Be at peace with everyone, and do not allow anybody to rob you of your own salvation.
“Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.”
“Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men.”
“If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.”
“Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.”
“Therefore “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.””
“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
Do not worry about how things will be resolved or worked out just allow the Lord to fight your battles for you, we are privileged because when God fights our battles we will never receive any injury, we will never receive any pain, we will never get hurt instead we will be hurting the enemy.
Remember vengeance is The Lord’s and when The Lord avenges His people boy does He avenge His people.
God cannot be messed with!
Forget about vengeance in your own strength, because when you avenge in your own strength YOU are bound to hurt your own self in the process.
It is far more better for God to do it because when God does it He just wipes out the nonsense, like He did when the Egyptians attempted to rise up against God’s chosen people.
Did God play?
No He did not.
The enemy cannot mess with God’s anointed you know, you just stay there and strategically position yourself through prayer.
I’ll give you a perfect example of this in 2 Chronicles 20, a scripture that I personalize and pray through and trust me it will strengthen you and remind you that God has got you, and He is faithful.
“It happened after this that the people of Moab with the people of Ammon, and others with them besides the Ammonites, came to battle against Jehoshaphat.”
II Chronicles 20:1
“Then some came and told Jehoshaphat, saying, “A great multitude is coming against you from beyond the sea, from Syria; and they are in Hazazon Tamar” (which is En Gedi).”
II Chronicles 20:2
“And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the LORD, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.”
II Chronicles 20:3
“So Judah gathered together to ask help from the LORD; and from all the cities of Judah they came to seek the LORD.”
II Chronicles 20:4
Children of God, not one, not two, but three nations rose up against the children of Israel.😦
You know when I read this scripture, my heart just mellowed, my situation does not even compare to that which I read in this scripture.
I was worried about one person rising up against me, but think about if it were to be three nations rising up against you!😧
Not to talk of being reminded that a great multitude is coming up against you.
King Jehoshaphat feared, he did not pretend that he had it all together, rather the first thing he did was to seek The Lord, and proclaim a cooperate fast.
We have got to learn from what this king done, it is something that will change our lives for the better forever!
If we really desire for the Lord to help us out of trouble, then here are a few steps that we must take:
- We must be transparent before God.
- We must seek The Lord.
- We must fast and pray.
- If Led by The Lord agree with others in prayer, or take part in a cooperate fast.(Remember one chases thousands, but two chases tens of thousands)
The enemy may have thought he has had his way with you, but he really has not seen nothing yet.
“Then Jehoshaphat stood in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the LORD, before the new court,”
II Chronicles 20:5
“and said: “O LORD God of our fathers, are You not God in heaven, and do You not rule over all the kingdoms of the nations, and in Your hand is there not power and might, so that no one is able to withstand You?”
II Chronicles 20:6
“Are You not our God, who drove out the inhabitants of this land before Your people Israel, and gave it to the descendants of Abraham Your friend forever?”
II Chronicles 20:7
“And they dwell in it, and have built You a sanctuary in it for Your name, saying,”
II Chronicles 20:8
“‘If disaster comes upon us—sword, judgment, pestilence, or famine—we will stand before this temple and in Your presence (for Your name is in this temple), and cry out to You in our affliction, and You will hear and save.’”
II Chronicles 20:9
“And now, here are the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir—whom You would not let Israel invade when they came out of the land of Egypt, but they turned from them and did not destroy them—”
II Chronicles 20:10
“here they are, rewarding us by coming to throw us out of Your possession which You have given us to inherit.”
II Chronicles 20:11
“O our God, will You not judge them? For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.””
II Chronicles 20:12
The first thing that king Jehoshaphat did as a leader, was to stand in the gap in the midst of his people, and intercede on his as well as their behalf.
He prayed to the Father, and do you know that King Jesus the Son of the Living God does the very same thing for me and you.
When the enemy plans to strike against us, Jesus presents a case before the throne of Grace, and through Jesus we have the freedom to enter into His courts of praise without being condemned, for the simple fact that we are no longer guilty, instead we are victorious for so long as we remain in Jesus Christ, The King of kings, and The Lord of lords.
King Jehoshaphat was reminding The Lord of all the great things that He has already done, and because of that he was sure that The Lord is more than able to do greater things.
King Jehoshaphat exalted the Name of God, and not the many names of his problems.
King Jehoshaphat acknowledged the greatness God, he acknowledged that God was far greater than his problems, he presented his case before God, and that is the exact strategy that we must take anytime we pray.
We must quit being complainers, and begin to understand how to be a true worshiper!
King Jehoshaphat understood his rights as a child of God.
“Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph, in the midst of the assembly.”
II Chronicles 20:14
“And he said, “Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the LORD to you: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.”
II Chronicles 20:15
“Tomorrow go down against them. They will surely come up by the Ascent of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the brook before the Wilderness of Jeruel.”
II Chronicles 20:16
“You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the LORD, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the LORD is with you.””
II Chronicles 20:17
“And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem bowed before the LORD, worshiping the LORD.”
II Chronicles 20:18
“Then the Levites of the children of the Kohathites and of the children of the Korahites stood up to praise the LORD God of Israel with voices loud and high.”
II Chronicles 20:19
“So they rose early in the morning and went out into the Wilderness of Tekoa; and as they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the LORD your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.””
II Chronicles 20:20
And that’s it brethren, all we need to remember and be rest assured of, is that the battle is not ours, but of The Lord’s.
The Lord will surely battle against those you battle against you, and He will surely see you through, because He is a faithful God, He is mighty to save!
All you need to do is strategically position yourself in prayer.
After you’ve done all you can, you just stand, stand and allow God to defend you because you are his child.
Brethren no longer mourn, for this is the time to rejoice!
Get up, and praise your way through.
This is what The Lord God Almighty promises to do for you.
“Plead my cause, O LORD, with those who strive with me; Fight against those who fight against me.”
“Let their way be dark and slippery, And let the angel of the LORD pursue them.”
Be Thou exalted oh Lord above the heavens.❤🙌🙏️Be Thou exalted oh Lord upon the earth.Let Your glory be upon all the earth.Let Your glory be upon all the earth.
Adonai, we worship You.Son of God, You are so good.Almighty God!Hallowed be Your Name,Your Dominion is forevermore.❤🙌️
Is there anything, anything, anything too hard for Me?Is there anything, is there anything too hard for Me?❤🙌️🙏️ ️
I have made You to small in my eyes.Oh Lord, forgive me.And I have believed in a lie,That You were unable to help me.I have leaned on the wisdom of man.Oh Lord, forgive me.And I have responded to them,Instead of Your Light, and Your mercy.🙏️❤ ️️
But now oh Lord, I’ve seen my wrongs.Heal my heart, and show Yourself strong, and in my eyes and with my song.Oh Lord be magnified!Oh Lord be magnified.❤🙌️️
Be magnified oh Lord!You are highly exalted!And there is NOTHING You can’t do.Oh Lord my eyes are on You.Be MAGNIFIED!Oh Lord, be magnified.🙏️
Be magnified in our lives oh Lord.
Be exalted in our lives oh Lord.
We trust You, and we believe that You are more than able to do just what You said You would do.
Thank You Lord for helping us to turn the other cheek, and fighting our battles for us.
You are our helper.😊🙏️