Among those who know me I mention Rahab and Babylon;
behold, Philistia and Tyre, with Cush—
“This one was born there,” they say.
And of Zion, it shall be said,
“This one and that one were born in her”;
for the Most-High himself will establish her.
The LORD records as he registers the peoples,
“This one was born there.” Selah
Singers and dancers alike say,
“All my springs are in you.” Psalms 87:4-7
There is a profound difference between “knowing about G-d” and “being known by G-d”. The Devil knows about G-d that is, he has witnessed first-hand the destruction that comes from defying Him. Rahab of the Ammonites, Cush, Philistia, and Babylon was destroyed by Israel when Israel was walking in obedience to the Lord. Being known by G-d means that His Spirit is in us and working through us. When the Lord sees you, does He say “there is my son/daughter” or, does He say “there goes a possibility that is lost”? The Lord wants to bless our lives with His presence and wants to heal our brokenness. The problem is, all too often we stand with an outstretched fist thinking “I am and there is no one else besides me”. In the parable about the 10 virgins, you will notice that all 10 were waiting for the bridegroom only 5 were ready for Him by having their lamps trimmed and ready to go (Matthew 25). The question I have for you is, “Is there anything that stands between you and the Lord that will stop you from having peace in your life”?
I desire above all else that peace exists between you and me. When you look at the scrolls my prayer is that You say “there is my servant in whom I am well pleased”. There is no greater blessing that one can have than to be recognized by the King. You do not tell me, “Change the world to reflect Your laws but to live my life for you that the world will see the difference and the fruit that comes from it. I pray for my world Lord that You will watch over it and heal it today. Our world is arming for war not knowing how close to disaster it truly is. I pray for my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus that they will continue to hold the world up in prayer and not lose faith in You. I pray for those who are struggling in their faith that these words would encourage them. I pray for the military, law enforcement, and EMT communities that you will be with every one of them and bring them safely home. I pray over our politicians that you will continue to shake them to their core with the message of the Ephod so that they fully understand who they serve. I pray for the city of Stacy, the state of Minnesota, and the USA may your Spirit fall fresh upon us. I pray for the truckers who carry supplies to our communities. I thank you for healing our land by rain that refreshes the land and the storms that shake the heart of mankind. I pray for those who need a special touch from you today. Finally, I pray that my words will always be an encouragement to all who read these words in Jesus’ name I pray. May your peace be upon my family, city, state, nation, and world. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer (Psalms 19:14).
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