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Devotional Av 5, 5780 – 7 Day Praise Focus, Day 3

The following 5 devotional entries will be based on Glory of Zion’s 7 Day Praise Focus which was released towards the end of Av last year and addressed a prophetic word given related to “removing all offenses”.

Our prayer is that these following entries will help us to” develop a disciplined life of praise so the Lord enthrones Himself in our midst”.

DAY 3 (AM): Read Psalm 34. Give glorious Praise to the Lord  because He has made His ministering angels to be available to us. Verse 7 says: “The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them.”

We are not going to say that we even halfway understand the working of God’s angelic host, but let’s just enjoy this much needed assistance and do our best to speak life and truth from His Word and activate that angelic host assigned to us.

DAY 3 (PM): Read Psalm 85. Praise Yahweh, who has a place for us to be established in and restores favor to our land. Let’s continue to press forward throughout this month of Av.

Verse 1 says: “Lord, You have been favorable to Your land, You have brought back the captivity of Jacob.”  What is this talking about?

Since the Lord set the boundaries for the land for His people Israel to live in, there was a holy favor that He had extended to that land. Through their disobedience and rebellion, the people had brought reproach on the land of Israel and they lost the Lord’s favor and were taken captive by foreign lands. His favor and delight with His people and the land were being restored.

Do we have a land today? Sure we do. Our land is the area we are connected with, such as our home or property we own, our community, our city, our state, the nation we live in, and even the land of our heritage if we have moved internationally.

We have a responsibility to this “land” to invite Yahweh’s favor, to see His grace operating there, and to see His shalom ruling there.

Some may also say that this additionally is referring to the “land” of our bodies, which are temples of the Holy Spirit. (1 Cor. 6:19) Let the Holy Spirit direct in this time of praise as we His favor upon our land.

 

Devotional Av 4, 5780 – 7 Day Praise Focus, Day 2

The following 6 devotional entries will be based on Glory of Zion’s 7 Day Praise Focus which was released towards the end of Av last year and addressed a prophetic word given related to “removing all offenses”.

Our prayer is that these following entries will help us to” develop a disciplined life of praise so the Lord enthrones Himself in our midst”.

Read Joshua 5 & 6. Praise Yahweh, the Author and Director of our victories and our destinies! Ask the Lord for the strategy of worship that will help us overcome those things that have hindered us or stopped us from advancing into those promises He has spoken to us and those places and gifts He has called us to walk in.

Devotional Av 3, 5780 – 7 Day Praise Focus, Day 1

The next 7 devotional entries will be based on Glory of Zion’s 7 Day Praise Focus which was released towards the end of Av last year and addressed a prophetic word given related to “removing all offenses”.

Our prayer is that these following entries will help us to” develop a disciplined life of praise so the Lord enthrones Himself in our midst”.

DAY 1 (AM): Read Psalm 130; Rev. 2:10.

Let’s praise Yeshua, our Redeemer,  for removing our past failures and extending His abundant grace and forgiveness to us. We can stand boldly in His Presence and joyfully embrace a new outpouring of His grace. Declare that  Hope arises in a new way new. Allow the the comfort  and confident assurance of Christ’s resurrection anointing rest upon you, and “command all fear to leave”.

DAY 1 (PM): Read Psalms 131 – 134.

Lift up thankful Praise to Yahweh  and let His perfect peace surround and fill you. Stop trying to figure everything out and decree that New trust is arising. Embrace the faithful love of your Abba. “As a weaned child rests against his mother’s breast, declare that your soul is a weaned child within you”, and moving towards a new place of maturity.

We cannot enjoy the fullness of Yah’s shalom until we have placed  our enemies under our feet. Rise above the reach of those enemies and come boldly to His throne of grace.(Heb.4:16) Usher in the  presence of the LORD with Praise and worship. “Receive a new anointing, like the oil poured on Aaron’s head, flowing down the hem of his robe”.

As the Holy Spirit leads, praise the Lord seven times today. (Ps. 119:164)

Devotional Av 2, 5780 – Giving Praise to Our Abba Father 7 Times A Day

We gave our life to Christ and submitted to His Kingship. Christianity began with our Heavenly Abba’s love for us, then our love for His Son, which leads to our love for our Father and His Holy Spirit, then a holy love for ourselves, and finally a Godly love for others. All this love occurs in the framework of relationships, which means our active engagement and commitment and submission.(Eph, 5:21 – “submitting to one another in the worship and awe of God.”)

This submission – giving honoring – to one another includes our relationship with prophets as we decide to lay hold of the promise found in Matt. 10:41 – “He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward.” There was a recent prophetic word given at Glory of Zion Int. in Corinth, TX at the beginning of August, 2019 or Av, 5779. Ha-ha.

It basically is this: If a remnant of My people will commit to My Word for 3 years found in Ps. 119:164, which says – ” 7 times a day I praise You, because of Your righteous ways”, I will remove the reproach from this land(USA).

There are 2 issues here. The first is that some may say that smacks of legalism. The other issue is the validity of a prophetic word given.

Legalism is replacing love and relationship with rules in order to gain favor or recognition. Someone may come across this passage in Psalms and respond by saying,” I have found the secret to loving God – we all need to praise God 7 times a day.” Their walk with Yah is dominated by this rule and they will follow it no matter what, and if they only hit 5 or 6 times, they have messed up big time.

Or someone reads this passage, and they are drawn to it and the value of how it could draw them into a deeper relationship with the Lord. They use it as a guideline to draw into closer intimacy and sharing with the Lord. If they don’t make it to 7, they are just looking forward to the next time.

And from a prophetic standpoint, this is a mighty bold word to be released. The history and motivation of the prophetic office from where a word comes from is important. Our relationship with Glory of Zion Int has been going on for over 15 years, and the prophetic accuracy and the heart of this body of Believers have been on target and devoted to seeking first the Kingdom of God without fail.

We can only say that we whole-heartedly receive this prophetic instruction by faith and with expectation to see America advance into all the Lord has destined it for. We invite you to consider this word and see if it is worth your commitment.

The next 7 posts will be a prayer watch that has been provided by Chuck Pierce, the apostolic and prophetic leader of Glory of Zion Int.

 

Devotional Av 1, 5780 – Christianity Is All About A Relationship 7 Times A Day

There is something about human nature that wants to turn everything into rules and regulations. You can only do this and you can’t do that. Maybe we just want things neatly spelled out for us. But we do a great disservice to ourselves, to Christianity, and to those around us when we limit our relationship to Yeshua to a bunch of rules.

Relationships are typically messy and they are constantly changing and are consistently challenging. When we came into a covenant relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we stepped into the most amazing and uplifting and life-transforming relationship we will ever have.

Any true relationship involves closeness and letting our guard down. These things cannot happen in our pursuit of Yeshua unless we are devoting our time, our energy, and our hearts to seeking Him and loving Him. That is why it is so important that we carve out a part of each day to give of ourselves to Him exclusively. We call it a “quiet time” or Word time or worship time, which occurs 7 times a day. What?! Hold on, we just wanted to make sure you were paying attention.

We will get to the 7 times a day very soon.

Our quiet time is to be a dynamic time that will change and grow to suit our ever-deepening relationship with Yahweh, Yeshua, and Holy Spirit. As we do this, we increase our capacity to become more like Yeshua and better reflect His glory as His ambassadors. Christ’s life on this earth was full of service, giving, restoring, love, and faith. His life was a perfect expression of our Father’s relationship with us, as He became that bridge of reconciliation for us to walk on to be in the presence of our Most Holy Yahweh.

A movie called FireProof came out years ago by the Kendrick Brothers. A young man’s marriage is crumbling and his father gives a him a tool called the Love Dare to use to fight for his marriage. As he follows the steps in the Love Dare, he comes to end of himself and commits his whole heart to the Lordship of Christ. He realizes that that he had no clue what love really was until he experienced the love of Yeshua. It was only then that he was able to begin to truly love his wife and she saw a genuine difference. There marriage is restored.

As this man became a born gain child of Yah, his relationship with Yeshua changed his life and he began to see things clearly for the first time. He stepped into the true love of His Father and an intimate relationship with His Creator. He was now able to share the love of Christ everywhere he went.  He had so much more to freely give.

We have now finished the groundwork for what we really want to share – what 7 times a day has to do with our relationship with our Lord. Before we do that, spend some time letting all this soak into your spirit, soul, and body.

 

 

Devotional Tamuz 12, 5780 – America’s Independence Day

What would compel all of America’s founding fathers to risk their lives, their families and homes, and their wealth to establish the birth of a new nation? Was it new wealth, ambition, thirst for power or just a pioneering spirit? They provided the answer in their writings. It was the Hand of Yahweh.

After that fateful vote, it is recorded there were some who wept and others who bowed themselves in prayer at the magnitude of what they had just done. One month after their declaration of independence, Samuel Adams, one of the chief architects, said this:” We have this day restored the Sovereign to Whom alone men ought to be obedient. He reigns in heaven and… from the rising to the setting sun, may His kingdom come.” ( An address given in Philadelphia on Aug. 1st, 1776)

He basically was saying there was only one king that man should bow and submit to and it was our Lord and Savior Yeshua. These men risked everything to call for the birth of a nation of people to take a stand against the rule of the earthly king in Great Britain and to dedicate this nation to the rule of our Heavenly King. Their acts were of divine inspiration and obedience.

John Hancock, who famously signed the document in huge letters, declared his trust and reliance on God for America’s protection and his own when he wrote: “Let us humbly commit our righteous cause to the great Lord of the Universe…. Let us joyfully leave our concerns in the hands of Him who raises up and puts down the empires and kingdoms of the earth as He pleases.”

We know that their official declaration and the following American Revolution was not just based upon the acts and consensus of a group of  power-hungry deranged men. Incidents and events during the next 6 years of battling revealed the Lord’s hand of providence and victories upon this new America as England finally relented.

The wording of America’s declaration of freedom was debated long in the Continental Congress and they wanted the known world to know who they were calling out to and who they were relying on by “appealing to the Supreme Judge of the World, for the rectitude of our intentions,” as well as the words “with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence.”

Let’s make sure that those of us who are citizens of America and celebrate he birth of our  nation, remember that Yah’s guiding and empowering Hand was at the center of this amazing occurrence.

John Adams wrote this in a letter to his wife Abigail right after the historic vote: “It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty … from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”

In Yahweh we trust!

Devotional Tishri 30, 5780 – The New Moon Celebrations, Pt.1

Before anyone gets their religious feathers all ruffled, we are not talking about any kind of demonic inspired astrology stuff here. There are 12 new moons every year and we are saying  that they can be some amazing times of celebration, blessing, expectation and renewal. There is Biblical precedence for this statement.

Please don’t overlook this. The simple fact that Elohim created the moon and its rotational time-frame gives it much significance. We see this in Ps. 19:1 that “the heavens declare the glory of Yahweh…” and in Ps. 8:3 “the moon and the stars which You have ordained…”

Next, we are going to look at the 2nd least read book of the Bible which is Numbers (the first being Leviticus). Num. 10:10 says that “In the day of your gladness, in your appointed feasts, and at the beginning of your months, you shall blow the trumpets over your offerings…”

Sounds like the Lord was indicating these were to be special times, times to be set apart by us, holding a special significance in our hearts. And these truths we are talking about here should not seem so foreign. We have been planning major parties on the Roman calendar New Year’s Day for  long time. Yahweh has His own New Year’s called Rosh Hashanah (which is also a new moon celebration) which is found in the Biblical Hebrew calendar.

This is just for Jewish people and the Old Testament doesn’t apply to Christians some may say. We say that it would be very foolish to dismiss the Old Testament and the Holy Spirit speaking through Isaiah in chapter 66:23, where He says, “And it shall come to pass that from one new moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, ALL flesh shall come to worship before Me, says the Lord”.

So, who’s ready to toss out the Sabbath and the 10 commandments too?

Maybe the real question is how does all this relate to the original idea that participating in the new moon celebrations opens up new opportunities for blessing, expectation for Yah’s goodness, and renewal of our souls?

It really comes down to responding to an invitation from our Heavenly Father to join with Him in celebration and aligning ourselves with His perfect timing. We’ve always known to align ourselves with His Word, His will, His Son, and Holy Spirit. Aligning ourselves with His time, will only enable us to more fully stay connected with Him. When we do that, watch out because His blessings will be coming to overtake us.

In our next nugget of spiritual revelation, we will look at the firstfruits aspect of celebrating the new moons which are called Rosh Chodesh which means “Head of the Month”.

 

Compounding Faith

There is such a thing as compounding interest whereby an amount of money grows by the interest and then the new interest takes into account the previous amounts already added. The basic idea is the initial amount increases or compounds quickly. As we have talked about moving from faith to faith (Romans 1:17) as a growing maturing principle of our journey as ambassadors for Christ, we want to add the concept of compounding faith.

While the growing of our faith is a rather internal process, and we are individually responsible for applying our faith, Paul talks about our faith being added to other people’s faith. Romans 1:12 says: “that I may be encouraged together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.”

This is a huge arsenal in our battle against the things of this world and our common enemy. There is so much in today’s society that moves us towards  isolation and self-sufficiency. Lions looks to separate their prey from the pack because they know there is weakness in isolation.

That is why it is vital for us not to avoid gathering with our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ and to join our faith together with others to see mighty things accomplished for the Kingdom of Yahweh.

When we connect by phone or text or meet with one another, we should always take advantage of this chance to bring our faith in unity as a powerful weapon to glorify the Lord and enjoy the blessing and profiting that comes with it. This applies to engaging in warfare with the enemy and also in calling forth our destinies in Christ, our provision, and our spiritual growth.

Remember, there is a time to be in your prayer closet, but make sure to put compounding faith into action as often as possible with your church family.

 

Breathing Testimony

We trust that you have never read or heard about a “breathing testimony” before? This will now be something that can be removed from that famous bucket-list of so many people. Ha-ha!

I heard someone a while ago talking about ways to deal with stress and the point of the talk was about breathing exercises. I had heard about this before and was ready to take a quick nap in the back of the room.

The Holy Spirit had other plans and told me to pay attention. Since breathing is called an autonomous function, we don’t spend much time thinking about it. When we get into stressful situations, our breathing generally becomes more shallow and rapid.

So what’s the big deal? The big deal is that the vast majority of us spend a lot of time in relatively stressful situations. Even watching the evening news in the comfort of your home can make us rather anxious. When this happens, we end up going through the day with a lowered amount of oxygen getting into our blood and into our brains. Oh, so that’s why we say and do more stupid things when we are under pressure and stressed out.

As I started to listen to the speaker explaining this, I began to get more excited because my job comes chock full of stressful situations since working at a hospital. The suggestion given was to regularly spend some time focusing on your breathing.

The thought came to me that while focusing on my breathing while dealing with stressful situations, it can also be a chance to thank the Lord for being alive and for the amazing process of breathing that we all overlook.

I started doing this and my stress signals began to get smaller and my thankfulness for Yeshua’s love and goodness became greater. I didn’t check my oxygen levels but I bet they were higher. I was able to view those stressful situations with much more confidence and more positive speaking. I was able to better avoid that “whining and complaining” thing we tend to do when the going gets rough.

This takes no skill whatsoever, but you will need to give yourselves a reminder to do it, especially when your boss or spouse are not keeping your strong points in mind.

He Gave Us Power and Authority

Yeshua had a mission on the earth, part of which was to destroy the works of the enemy. (1John 3:8) He shared that mission with His disciples – He “gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases.” (Luke 9: 1) He delegated His authority to accomplish His mission then and has delegated it to us, His current batch of disciples.

As co-heirs with Christ, as His ambassadors now in this earth, we have the same anointing, the same authority to continue His mission. We must embrace this truth and resist the work of the enemy as we encounter it around us. Why in the world would Yeshua not include us in this work?

There is much sickness and demonic oppression going on around us and it is increasing because the Church is not exercising the authority that Christ gave us. We need to believe just like the disciples needed to believe that we have “healing hands” and we need to start using them.

Does not mean that every sick person that we touch is going to be miraculously healed on the spot? Is that how it was for the disciples? There is one recorded incident in Matt 17 whereby a father complains that the disciples could not help his son.

We can develop this healing anointing but we have to exercise the authority we have been given. We do this by responding to people who are ill by laying our hands on them and believing the healing grace of Yeshua is being released to make them whole.

Our faith and authority can’t grow if we don’t step out. We don’t need to make a big production out of it but we always want to seek the direction of the Holy Spirit. It comes down to our faith and the faith of the recipient to receive (“…believe you receive…” Mark 11:24)

Let’s remember the next time and the times after that when we have the chance to place our hand on someone’s shoulder or arm or give a hug or even shake hands, we are calling upon the authority Yeshua has given us to see healing and shalom change lives.

 

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