Psalms 2 – The Reign of the LORD’s Anointed

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1 Why do the nations conspire, and the peoples plot in vain?

2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and his anointed, saying,

3″Let us burst their bonds asunder, and cast their cords from us.”

4 He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord has them in derision.

5 Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them in his fury, saying,

6 “I have set my king on Zion, my holy hill.”

7 I will tell of the decree of the Lord: He said to me, “You are my son; today I have begotten you.

8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession.

9 You shall break them with a rod of iron, and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”

10 Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth.

11 Serve the Lord with fear, with trembling

12 kiss his feet, or he will be angry, and you will perish in the way; for his wrath is quickly kindled. Happy are all who take refuge in him

Psalms 2 – The Reign of the LORD’s Anointed

Prayer for the World

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Today’s Prayer

Dear God, I know You are able…able to move mountains, to speak creation into existence, to heal the sick, save the lost, to meet every need I have. I commit myself to You. I pray for all the people around the world, plagued by turmoil, wars, illness, lack of basic needs, insecurity and fear, and addictions that enslave. Lord, You alone know best how to meet these needs and solve these dilemmas. I pray that You would intervene, that people would be drawn to You, and that You would give them rest and healing, safety and security, a sound mind and a hopeful future. I pray that You would help me to see who You want me to minister to today and offer a hand of fellowship, a ray of light, or whatever You want to offer through me. Thank You, Lord, for meeting my needs. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.


 

 

Today God Is First (TGIF) devotional message, Copyright by Os Hillman, Marketplace Leaders.

 

Psalms 1 – The Righteous and the Ungodly

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Psalm 23

Psalm 23 (Photo credit: john14:6)

1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, Jer. 17.8

that bringeth forth his fruit in his season;
his leaf also shall not wither;
and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

The Psalms 1 – The Righteous and the Ungodly

Jamaican version of Psalm 23

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Jamaican version of The Psalm 23

The Lord ah mi one boss, and mi nuh fi want nutt’n.
Ah Him ah prevent mi from tell off people everyday.
Ah Him ah gimme peace, when so-so madness a gwa roun’ mi.
Ah Him ah remine mi fi pray and fi do everyting widout complain, murmur or kiss mi teet.

Ah Him ah remine mi dat ah Him, noh mi job, ah mi
source, although lickle more pay woulda nice.
Ah Him ah ‘top mi from mad a daytime, an’ ah! guide mi
decision dem so mi can honor Him inna hev’ryting.

Ah Him ah prevent mi from shoot up di whole place, an’
tun’ all mi supervisor dem inna some duppy, so mi no haffi go ah prison an’
live ‘mongst ah bag ah battyman or get heng. Even though mi get one whole
heap of e-mail, fool fool deadline fi work wid,
have some co-worker dem whey a chat mi behine mi back,
some big heediat fi supervisor, an’ ah howl body dat kyaan’ mek it a
morning time, mi nah give up because Him deh wid mi!

Him presence, Him peace, an’ Him power ah go si mi through.
Ah Him ah raise mi up, even when di heediat dem nah
promote mi hard working self, though mi have three set a degree an’ diploma.
Ah Him claim mi as fi Him own, even when di company ah threaten fi fiah mi
an’ me ah threaten fi light wan fiah an’ bun di whole
place ah grung. Fi Him faithfulness an’ love betta dan any bonus check, but
yu si mi, a check woulda help out some time. Fi Him retirement plan betta
dan every pension plan outta road, but mek anybady try rob this place
yah an yuh see wha ‘appen out yah tiday:

Suhmaddy bettah run to hell! When unnu done talk;

Ah Him mi ah go wuk fah fi wan long time. So Tank Yuh Lord Amen!

Think on these things – The Devil’s Hit List

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The Devil’s Hit List

 

And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: but I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. —Luke 22:31-32

On the top of the devil’s hit list are those who love the Lord and walk according to His plan for their lives.

The devil wants to sift you as wheat, but you do not have to be afraid, because he has to contend with the next verse: “But I have prayed for you.” Who prayed? Not Abraham, David, Peter, nor Paul. The One who prays for you is the resurrected Son of the living God, the One who conquered death, hell, and the grave. He pulled the keys of your bondage out of the defeated hands of your adversary.

Take hold of this revelation: Jesus is interceding at the right hand of your Father, calling your name aloud and praying, specifically, that your faith won’t fail. Then rejoice that you have made the devil’s hit list. He cannot touch or harm you. At least, you are a problem to him. At least, he has noticed your work in the kingdom of God. Rejoice when he attacks. You are doing something right, and the enemy hates it.

God, empower me to withstand the

attacks and fiery darts of the evil one.

I know that Jesus is interceding for me,

and I walk in the power of His intercession.

Amen.

via The Devil’s Hit List – Daily Breakthroughs – Charisma Devotionals.

 

Day 173 – Letting God command your morning

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My walk with God has been different and refreshing over the past year. My focus is solely on Him and doing His will, actively in each and every day, in each and every morning. I can’t express just how blessed, renewed and growing in maturity my spirit, my mind and my soul has been. But I can share some of the tidbits.

This morning, I was running a bit late for work. I was tired, so I decided to enjoy 30 minutes extra sleep. Heading out, I did my usual worship and prayer in the car; the car is my prayer room. So when you enter, enter with reverence.

I felt lead to take a route which I only traverse at a later time in the morning; but I was not feeling up to the many stop lights, so I took this path. Hoping I would see a specific coworker and offer her a lift; I did not see her. I was coming out to the main road when I saw another coworker who I didn’t know lived in this area.

“Bwoy Lord yuh nuh easy yuh nuh”.

After all I did tell him to command my day and have me do his will in every second of every minute. This coworker was surprised to see me. We were both running late.

“Devon what you doing roun here? Yuh nuh see God provide a ride for yuh.” I said.

“Yuh see it,” he responded.

“Yuh knuh I thought I spotted your bald head,” I mentioned. “But how come yuh never go into the taxi?”

“I thought he was going my way, but he going down town.”

“But what a thing eh, yuh nuh see God send ride just for you? I typically would be on the main at this time. We both running a little late.”

We reached work just on time. God is an on time God, yes He is!

God has had me treat this coworker very favorably over the years. If I bought breakfast and got coffee, which I did not drink; God would say give it to Devon. God always had me sharing food with Him.

In these little things, I am reminded that God has got our back. He is always looking out for our needs and our blessings can come from anywhere, being orchestrated without our knowledge.

God gave me this scripture, just now:

Proverbs 3 King James Version (KJV)

My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:

For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.

Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:

So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

In defence of the Jet

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Denise N. Fyffe, Writer:

In defence of the Jet…words of wisdom to heed.

In February 2012 I found myself criticizing Bishop TD Jakes, as I watched a sermon on YouTube. I admired him and was thankful to God for him. His sermon, the ‘Place of His Passion’, caused me to recommit my life to Jesus Christ; in my office on a Friday afternoon. Every Sunday I eagerly watched his sermons online. This time I judged his every move. I criticized how he talked, how his fingers moved, how he breathed, etc. Without reason, every minute detail offended me.

Originally posted on Latter-Day Prophesy:

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In February 2012 I found myself criticizing Bishop TD Jakes, as I watched a sermon on YouTube.  I admired him and was thankful to God for him.  His sermon, the ‘Place of His Passion’, caused me to recommit my life to Jesus Christ; in my office on a Friday afternoon.  Every Sunday I eagerly watched his sermons online.  This time I judged his every move.  I criticized how he talked, how his fingers moved, how he breathed, etc.  Without reason, every minute detail offended me.

I was alone at home or so I thought.  In an instance, the Lord rebuked me!  “Do not speak ill of my servant.  I have raised him up and set him above nations”, thundered the angry voice of God.  It startled and frightened me.  I quickly repented.  I should have learnt my lesson but that was not the…

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Day 142 – How do Jamaican Churches match up against demons

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If Daniel a prophet fell at the sight of Gabriel an angel and a Prince Demon kept this angel for many days, then in flesh, how do Jamaican Churches match up against demons?

Daniel 10:And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves. Therefore I was left alone, and saw this great vision, and there remained no strength in me: for my comeliness was turned in me into corruption, and I retained no strength.

12 Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. 13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days

Oh how naïve we are.

Oh how blind we are.

Oh how foolish we are.

Oh how deceived.

This is what the Lord says:

You are spun like puppets on a string. You are swept to and fro by the wave. You are tossed by the wind. You are blind. You are caught up in your own selves, but how deceived you are. You dance and carry on as if I am in your midst, but I Am not. Your eyes need to see your prison state. Your eyes need to see your prison and when you see only then will you truly turn to me and repent. Amen.

If Daniel a prophet fell at the sight of Gabriel an angel and a Prince Demon kept this angel for many days, then in flesh, how do Jamaican churches match up against demons?

The answer is simple, Jamaican churches operating solely in the flesh cannot match up against any demon on earth. These churches would be so bind up and deceived that God himself would have to work a mighty act to release it.

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There are dozens of churches in Jamaica who have not had a visitation from God, the anointing nor the Holy Spirit in years.

There are dozens more who meet on a Sunday morning to actually dance up a storm, but in the devil’s prison.

There are dozens more who offer fake praise and pump their saints to do the same. But the Lord God Jehovah rejects it.

We are foolish fools, walking on a chain gang to hell and we need to repent, seek God and pray for Him to help us see the prison that we are existing in.

Daniel was a mighty Prophet, who was spiritually strong and highly favoured by God. This is the man God sent angels to shut lions mouths for but even He, when he saw the angel Gabriel, he fell, almost to death; saved only by the strength he received from said angel.

Gabriel, a mighty angel, a general of God’s angels. He was detained, held, kept, delayed by, fighting with a Prince demon. But for Michael, another of God’s generals; he was freed up to go and deliver God’s revelation to Daniel.

Ephesians 6:12 (KJV)
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Does no one understand what Jamaican churches are up against? We are up against the best of the best. Every Sunday when you step into your church, for many, the devil already deployed his troops.

  1. Your sanctuary will either be on lock-down.
  2. Your praises will be shut down or only get as far as the ceiling.
  3. Your congregation will sit in the sanctuary looking blank and bored.
  4. The atmosphere will feel forced.
  5. Worship leaders and ministers will unwisely try many antics to ‘pump’ the saints.
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I am certain many of you have already experienced this.

In a previous article, I mentioned my visit to a church and only when I went out to the car park was my spirit truly able to fully commune with God. I was not able to flow in my gifts, inside the sanctuary.

For some, you are going to have to keep church outside, until you learn to take authority in the spirit and go back inside to clear the atmosphere. Until you operate truly as a child of God, using the gift of discernment and until Jamaican churches repent and seek God’s will; many will remain imprisoned, deceived and bound. We need to walk, run and worship around our Jamaican churches like the children of Israel did to Jericho.

Principalities, no joke.
Power demons, no joke.
Rulers of darkness, no joke.
The deceiver, no joke.

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. — 1 Peter 5:8-9 (NIV)

I pray Jamaican churches wake up.
I pray that the spiritual warriors in Christ wake up.
I pray that the eyes of pastors be opened in the spirit.
I pray that apostles, evangelists and prophets in Jamaica equip themselves with the whole armour of God.

Wake up and pray for a permanent release for your church.

God is bidding His children to come higher in Him.

Mediocrity is unacceptable.
Lukewarm is unacceptable.
Disobedience is unacceptable.

 

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