Morning Encouragement for 5/19/2022

Good Morning,

After snookering Isaac into blessing Jacob, Rebekah plays on Isaac’s limited cognition abilities to fix the problem she created. The only way to protect Jacob would be to send him away from Canaan. To accomplish this, Rebekah resorts to a ruse “I am tired of these Hittite women if my son marries a Canaanite it will be the end of me”. Sending Jacob away from the promised land was not in his best interest because Abram was called out of that place to come and was never given permission to return. It was in Canaan on Mount Moria or “place of the wind” that Isaac was set to be sacrificed by his father. Instead of putting the boy to death, the Lord provided another a ram that was caught in the thicket as a substitute sacrifice. So Isaac had an abiding faith in the Lord. the problem was that the Lord did not disclose his full plan other than “the older will serve the younger”. You see, faith goes beyond “I believe the Lord”, it is acting on the promise by walking in the admonition of the Lord, raising our children in the light of His word so that in time he/she will be prepared for service whatever it may be. We do not have the power over this ungodly world even if we have the political position to write laws in our favor but we do have the power, authority,  and the Lord’s mandate to walk in obedience to Him. When we give the Lord full power over our lives, He will fulfill the prophecy in keeping with His laws. When we step ahead of G-d the prophecy will be fulfilled, but with a slight deviation. Consider the case of David in the days following Bathsheba.

Readings: Genesis 28:1-5, Psalm 102:1-11, 2 Samuel 12:1-11, Proverbs 14:19, Matthew 5:17-20

Father,

You are the G-d of the ages, the G-d who is and was and is yet to come almighty. Those who have relied on you have never been ashamed of having done so. So when it comes to prophesy and your written word, help me to daily put my trust in them despite what the world says or does. When we allow the Devil to get a foothold in our life, the sin(s) we commit will stain the blessing you have in mind for us. It was for this reason that the nation Israel would spend an additional 40 years walking in circles in the desert. I pray for your divine guidance Lord to lead me on the pathway of righteousness so that I may lead others and be a source of encouragement for the lives of my readers. I pray for my nation as we are at a turning point and it looks like the nation is on the verge of collapse yet I know that You have still have designs for this world and that you have not given up on mankind. I pray for a revival across the world today Lord that will turn the lights on the dark areas of the Devil’s kingdom and will turn people back to you. 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).
IHS
MK
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