Please allow me to greet you in the name of Jesus; the name which is above every other name. At the name of Jesus every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord!
I am so happy to know that the Lord has joined us together through his blood and holy spirit; and now we are called sisters and brothers in Christ. Now we are from one family, and that is the family of God.
Children of God, the Lord has spiritually blessed me with several gifts. One of these gifts is the spirit of discernment. Spiritually I can see where people are with the Lord. Moreover, I see that the LORD LOVES YOU. YES CHILDREN OF GOD, HE LOVES YOU WITH AN EVERLASTING LOVE. HE LOVES YOU VERY MUCH. HE IS SAYING CHILDREN OF GOD, REMEMBER WHERE YOU WERE WITH ME SPIRITUALLY... Children of God, the Lord is saying to you; Thou hast left thy first love for me. You no longer love me the same. Remember when you were excited in doing things for me? You no longer have that passion.
He is saying, remember from whence thou hast fallen. Repent. And Return to your first love.
In Revelation 2:2-5, he spoke the very same thing to John.
2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
Children of God, Christ knows how each and every one of us works. Whether we labour for him with enthusiasm or not.
Or if we labour for him for 20 years or 30 years then become fainted along the way. Christ says he knows our works.
4 Nevertheless I have [somewhat] against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
He mention this to John in Revelation 3: 15-16.
15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
I have always had a great fear for this scripture since I never wanted Christ to find me lukewarm. In fact, it was for this reason that I stopped going to church at one point. At that time I rather to be cold than to be a lukewarm Christian.
Matthew 3:10 declares;
10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Now I am giving the Lord everything that I got! Should in case he calls me home at anytime, I know he will say well done. Moreover, the visions that I have been getting which was spoken of by the prophet Joel is upon me. So I thank God everyday for his continuous blessing and anointing.
The prophet Joel prophesy this scripture concerning the LAST DAYSAND BELIVE ME CHILDREN OF GODTHESE VISIONS ARE MOST POWERFUL. MY LIMITED WORDS AND UNDERSTANDING CANNOT DESCRIBE FULLY THE THINGS I HAVE SEEN.
Acts 2: 16-17
16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;
17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
Children of God, my visions shows that we are indeed in the last days. This is not the time to be fainted but on fire for the Lord. Whatever it takes.
If it means that a group of us meet at a certain time at my home for instance, on a Saturday night, to study the Bible and earnestly seek God face, we have to do it. However, this group need to be serious; not necessarily anointed, but want to be anointed from the Lord.
I know you may be wondering why I am saying all these things to you; but it is the holy spirit that search and know the heart and mind.
My sister in Christ, I really believe that you should be happy to know that the Lord sends someone to encourage you. This shows how much the Lord LOVES YOU! YESHE LOVES YOU WITH AN EVERLASTING LOVE. AND THERE IS NOTHING THAT YOU CAN DO TO CHANGE THIS.
IN JEREMIAH 31:3 DECLARES:
3 The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, [saying], Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn thee.
O How good it is to know that we serve a God who cares whether or not you are in good health both spiritually and physically.
He said it is not his will that any should perish. He also likes it when we bear each other burdens.
Romans 15 :1 tells us;
We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
Children of God, I am here to tell you that whatever you are facing in your life. Whatever your circumstances are are; and it seems like you cannot get through it
I am writing you to let you know that MY GOD CAN AND WILL BREAK THIS CHAIN IF YOU ONLY COME TO HIM AND ASK HIM TO WITH FAITH; BELIEVING THAT IT CAN BE DONE.
Romans 14: 22 declares;
Hast thou faith? Have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.
23 And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.
My God, and your God, is still the God of the stars of the sun and seas: He can do it CHILDREN OF GOD He will come through for you.
No matter what you face, he is still God! And he will not fail you. Right now, he is fighting for you. Just like MOSES, and Daniel, Just like Shadrock, Meshack and Abendigo.
You may not know how, you may not know when, but there is one thing I do know, he can bring you back to the place where you once were with him. He can do it again; that place of passion for lost souls.
There are times, when we want to do some Ministry for the Lord but when we see the work that needs to be done and the energy needed both physical and spiritual, we tend to shy away from it.
We tend to forget that Jesus is the one that supplies all energy, and he is also the one that renewed our strength as the eagles.
We need to remember how the work of the Lord came about in the first place. It was because we had a passion for lost souls.
As the bible says, it is not his wish that any should perish; but for all to have eternal life.
I believe that if the HOLY GOD OF THE HEAVENS SAYS TO YOU CHILDREN OF GOD; I would like you to be my vessel, and allow me to use you for awhile;
I want you to do some work for me; this work requires you to hand out TRACTS; GET IN A MINISTRY, AND DO SOME WORK FOR ME - I know you would say gladly say here I am father, whatever you want me to do, I will gladly do it for you.
This is what is happening every day; Jesus is still speaking to peoples heart to be disciples for him.
On the other hand; Satan is saying these things to you NO, NO, YOU WILL NOT DO SUCH THING. Do you know what I am going to do to you? I am going to hit you with your past! Yes! All of your mistakes in the past I will bring before your eyes. I will not stop haunt you with your past so you will not feel pure enough to do Gods work. Everyone knows you are not pure you are being a hypocrite!
Children of God, it is at this time, we need to let the DEVIL KNOWS THAT HE IS A LIAR.
TO SHOW HOW MUCH HE IS A LIAR, HERE IS WHAT THE WORD OF GOD SAYS:
As long as you CONFESS your SINS to me: I AM FAITHFUL AND JUST to FORGIVE YOU of your sins and CLEANSE YOU FROM ALLLLLLL, YES! ALLLLL UNRIGHTEOSNESS!
Children of God, he said all unrighteousness, it doesnt matter if you sin on purpose. It doesnt matter if you sin without knowing what you did; or even if you knew what you were doing.
It doesnt matter if you sin as a Christian or not!
1John 2:1 declares:
1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for [the sins of] the whole world.
So Children of God, this clearly tells us that as Christians, there will be times when we sin. It doesnt matter how or even why. The fact is that we sin. But the GOOD NEWS IS, WE HAVE AN ADVOCATE WITH THE FATHER, JESUS CHRIST. He is the one that bears our sin. THINK ABOUT THIS CHILDREN OF GOD. WITHOUT GOING ANY FURTHER; THINK ABOUT HOW HE BEARS OUR SINS.
It wasnt that we deserved it; But because of his love for us.
Children of God, there is something else that I want you to note.
He says that you need to confess your sins. This means repent!
Even if it means closing the bathroom door behind you or bedroom door to confess your deeds one by one to him at the cross, it is worth it.
The freedom and the inner strength that you will rise up with, will surpass all your understanding.
There are many times when we do something wrong and as Christians we would just cry to Jesus. Crying is good. But crying alone is not enough. We need to CONFESS OUR SINS TO HIM TO BE CLEANSED FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS OR FILTHYNESS.
However, while in the process of godly confession, sorrow will come. This is good! Because he says; A BROKEN HEART AND A CONTRITE SPIRIT I WILL NOT DESPISE.
The Lord is near to them that have a broken heart.
It is also important to note that when you pray, you need to have FAITH; that what ever you ask of the LORD, he will grant it to you. Remember he says that without FAITH it is impossible to please me.
FAITH cometh by hearing; and hearing by the word of God. So then we use the word of God to guide us and we believe that whatever we ask of God according to his words, it will be done.
His words says that, when you come to him. You should first know that he is God! AND I am A REWARDER FOR THEM WHO DELIGENTLY SEEK me.
It is extremely important for you to know that you are talking to the MOST HIGH GOD.
Whatever our earthly problems are: THE GOD THAT MADE US, THE GOD THAT CREATED ALL THINGS IN THE EARTH AND BENEATH; IS CAPABLE OF TAKING CARE OF US AND FIX ALL PROBLEMS; AND RENEWED OUR STRENGTH AS WE GO ALONG.
PSALM 103 DECLARES:
1 [A Psalm] of David. Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, [bless] his holy name.
2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
Yes Children of God! he forgiveth your iniquities: So when the Devil comes in the night to attack you with words, and try to play mind games on you; you need to attack him back with the words. Tell him that the Lord has forgiven you of all your iniquities.
4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with loving kindness and tender mercies;
Yes Children of God! He crowned you with loving kindness. And his mercy is everlasting.
The word of God in Jeremiah says; he has loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with his loving kindness he has drawn you.
With the kind of love that God has for you Children of God; there is no amount of sin in the world that you can commit as Christian or not! to let God change his mind from you. His love is everlasting. He paid the price for your sins. As Romans 8:35 -39 declares! What shall separate us from the love of God?
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? [shall] tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
CHILDREN OF GOD, THIS LOVE THAT CHRIST HAS FOR US SURPASSETH ALL UNDERSTANDING.
ALL HE WANTS YOU TO DO IS TO SHOW HIM LOVE IN RETURN.
He wants you to pick up your cross and follow him. Be a witness for him. Shake off the weight that Satan puts on your body; shake off complacency; meaning that you becomes relax in your ways; not witnessing for Christ as much. This is exactly where the DEVIL wants you to be.
But God says; I am a jealous God. It is either you be HOT OR COLD. BECAUSE I FIND YOU NEITHER HOT NOR COLD BUT LUKEWARM, I WILL SPUE YOU OUT OF MY MOUTH.
He wants us to give him all we got until he comes, or he calls us home. Whichever comes first.
5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good [things; so that] thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.
Children of God, if you need strength, strength is found in the Lord.
As the scripture says; they that wait upon the Lord, he shall renewed their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles.
6 The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.
If you are oppressed run to the rock!
7 He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.
8 The LORD [is] merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
Children of God, here it is telling us that God is slowwwwww to anger. So then, when we sin, all we need to do is to confess it before him with genuine repentance.
9 He will not always chide: neither will he keep [his anger] forever.
10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
Children of God, isnt this wonderful to know that he will not dwelt with us according to the sin we have committed?
I thank God that he is not like man. While men will remember your sins and hold it against you; God does not! He does not reward us according to our iniquities.
11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, [so] great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
As long as you fear him, and your heart is to serve him; his mercy is everlasting towards you.
12 As far as the east is from the west, [so] far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
13 Like as a father pitieth [his] children, [so] the LORD pitieth them that fear him.
14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we [are] dust.
Yes Children of God he knows that we are weak creatures; so he pitied us.
OK so now you know that he is a God of plentiful mercy. Within Him lies all strength. Also within Him is forgiveness of your sins, by your confession.
NOW YOU CRY UNTO THE LORD AND HE HEARD YOUR VOICE.
OK.., YOU HAVE BEEN SET FREE. THE QUESTION IS WHAT NEXT? YOUR MIND OR YOUR BRAIN IS NOW CLEAN FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.
You now become the righteousness of God. Jesus has reconciled you back to his father. You are now pure, you are now holy. What next?
Galations 5:1 declares:
1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
How can you remain free from your guilt of sin? You may ask? Because there will be times when Satan comes with our past before our eyes.
The Lord has given us the remedy to overcome this battle.
He tells us: BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MINDS.
It is only when your mind is renewed unto holy living you can know and prove what is good and acceptable, and what is the perfect will of God.
The perfect will of God is for us not to walk in the flesh anymore, though we live in the flesh. Galatians 5:19-21 describes the work of the flesh.
Now the works of the flesh are manifest which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, HATRED, Variance, emulations, Wrath, Strife, Seditions, Heresies, ENVYINGS, Murders, DRUNKENNESS, REVELLINGS, and such like:
The perfect will of God is for us to walk in the spirit. To as many that are lead by the spirit, becomes the sons of God. What are the fruits of the spirit?
Galatians 5:22 26.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
Though the scriptures tell us about the fruits of the spirit, there are times when the DEVIL WILL STILL TRY TO ATTACK OUR MINDS. HOW DO WE COMBAT THIS?
I THANK MY GOD THAT HE GAVE US A WAY OUT, BY TELLING US HOW TO LIVE MINUTE BY MINUTEThis section in Philippians 4:8, is to me DAILY FOOD. I PRINTED OUT THIS SECTION AND PIN IT UNTO MY WALL AND STUDY IT DAILY.
Children of God, this scripture helps me to renew my mind daily and keep it pure and holy.
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things [are] honest, whatsoever things [are] just, whatsoever things [are] pure, whatsoever things [are] lovely, whatsoever things [are] of good report; if [there be] any virtue, and if [there be] any praise, think on these things.
So then, here is the word the MOST HIGH HAS GIVEN TO US to fight the mind game that the DEVIL LIKES TO USE ON US, AND TRY TO BRING OUR MISTAKES BEFORE US. OR EVEN TRY TO GET US OUT OF THE SPIRIT AND BACK INTO THE FLESH.
If we feed on these scriptures, it will allow us to be in the spirit at all times, so that we can fulfill the fruits of the spirit.
CHILDREN OF GOD, NOW YOU ARE MADE STRONG IN THE LORD ONCE MORE. WHAT NEXT?
We need to start being Disciples for Christ. There are people out there who are still in prison. Yes, prison of flesh. Satan has them in bondage. Shackles. These people need deliverance. These people need salvation. These people need Christ. We need to be disciples for Christ.
It does not matter how many years you used to do it. The important thing is, what are you doing for Christ today? Have you faded along the way? Do you need strength to carry on? Within him lies all strength, if you only ask with FAITH for it.
It is so important for you to ask whatever you need God to do. When Jesus was on earth, he saw the lame, the blind, and people who were in bondage. Etc. All of these people cried out to him for help. Yet when they cried, he did not run to their rescue, relieving them of their problems at he looked at them.
NO! HE DID NOT! When he looked at the person when they cried out and say; JESUS! THOU SON OF THE LIVING GOD, HAVE MERCY ON ME! HE SAID: WHAT IS IT THAT THOU WANT ME TO DO? Dont you know that he knew what their problems are/WERE? Dont you know that he knew that the BLIND man wants to see? Dont you know that he knew that the LAME man wants to be healed? YES! HE KNEW! BUT HE WANTS US TO ASK!!!!! ASK FOR WHAT EVER YOU NEED! NOT JUST TO CRY OUT TO HIM, BUT TELL HIM WHAT YOU WANT HIM TO DO.
He went further by establishing this by saying; ASK, AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN! SEEK AND YOU SHALL FIND! KNOCK AND THE DOOR WILL BE OPENED UNTO YOU!
FOR EVERYONE THAT ASK RECEIVE.
He went further by saying; anything that you ask my father in my name.it will be given to you.
He also wants us to have FAITH, WHEN WE ASK. I remember he kept telling these people, thy faith has made thee whole.
Children of God, this means if you want him to give you strength, and renew you both spiritually and physically, you need FAITH; when you ask of him to make you COMPLETELY WHOLE.
BLESS YOUR NAME LORD!!! ISNT HE GREAT CHILDREN OF GOD? HE IS THE BEST! GREATER LOVE HAS NO MAN.
So then, as I was saying, we need to be disciples for Christ until he comes, or he calls us home. No one knows the minute or the hour when he will come or when he will call us home. And base on my Vision; those Christians that are there, at that place, is not worshipping him anymore.
So then, we need to be like the prophet Isaiah, that says:
1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD [is] upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to [them that are] bound;
And when we are through working for him, a crown of righteousness is awaiting us.
WHY IS IT THAT AS CHRISTIANS WE NEED TO BE CAREFUL AS TO WHAT WE THINK AND THE WORDS THAT WE SAY?
Our life is made up of words.
We are the result of what we think, and what we say!
Any word that comes from our lips, an Angel takes it, or a Demon takes it.
When people do and say what is right, this is an argument in favour.
Jesus says the WORDS AND MIRACLES HAPPEN!
In the spirit world, the ENEMY look for a LEGAL RIGHT ---DEMONS TAKE HOLD OF THE WORD AND COME BEFORE GOD AND SAY THEY HAVE A LEGAL RIGHT.
ACTS 2:14 DECLARES HOW POWERFUL WORDS ARE:
But Peter, standing up with the eleven lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judea, and all Ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and HEARKEN TO MY WORDS:
SO THEN, WHEN WE ARE BEING DELIVERED FROM SPIRITUAL OR PHYSICAL SICKNESS; whether sickness of the soul, mind or body, IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT WE SHOULD ACCEPT HEALING; WHETHER SPIRITUALLY OR PHYSICALLY, AND THE SICKNESS SHOULD NOT BE MENTIONED ANYMORE.
In other words, do not go around still talking about the mistakes that you have made. Do not go around talking about the sickness that came against you. Do not go around talking negative things or things that are not the fruit of the spirit; because we need to be careful with the words that we use.
Always remember that; the words will either be taken by an angel of God, or a Demon. The words that you speak will then be used against you, or for you. This is one more reason why the bible wants us to have a clean and pure mind; so when we speak, an angel will take this before God.
WHAT IF YOU TALK NEGATIVE THINGS OR REFUSE TO ACCEPT HEALING WHETHER SPIRITUALLY OR PHYSICALLY AND THE DEVIL TAKES THE WORDS AND USED IT AGAINST YOU?
Then our only weapon is to go to the cross.
The cross is the most powerful weapon to fight arguments.
We must never stop fighting the Devil. We must never get complacent.
David fell because he did not go to the battlefield.
David had no protection. He got out of the word of God.
2 Samuel 11:1 declares:
And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when Kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Isreal; and they destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah.
BUT DAVID TARRIED STILL AT JERUSALEM:
At this point, David had no protection--- he got out of the word of God.
As Children of God our Christian life is a constant battle. We cannot afford to stop fighting. We are fighting against the forces of the Devil. NEVER, NEVER, MUST WE STOP FIGHTING.
A lot of time, we become complacent and confident because we have several years of experience in the Ministry. This is where the danger comes in.
Temptation came in on David because he lost his responsibility in the spirit.
In that moment, temptation came to David, David had no protection; because he was in the wrong place--- He got out of the purpose of God; and He embrace temptation with all his strength; and he saw it as something normal.
He thought it would be a night of pleasure then everything would go back to normal.
Just like what happen to many of us who compromise our self; then expect everything to go back to normal once we go to church on Sunday.
But in the spiritual world, the angels were bothered that David sin. Not only that he sin, but one sin leads him to another sin.
The sin of immorality, leads to lies, then to abortion, then to compromise yourself etc. There is an entire chain of sin. And David wanted to cover his sin.
2 Samuel 11:2 declares:
2 And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman [was] very beautiful to look upon.
3 And David sent and enquired after the woman. And [one] said, [Is] not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?
4 And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her uncleanness: and she returned unto her house.
5 And the woman conceived, and sent and told David, and said, I [am] with child.
THE SIN OF IMMORALITY.
6 And David sent to Joab, [saying], Send me Uriah the Hittite. And Joab sent Uriah to David.
7 And when Uriah was come unto him, David demanded [of him] how Joab did, and how the people did, and how the war prospered.
8 And David said to Uriah, Go down to thy house, and wash thy feet. And Uriah departed out of the king's house, and there followed him a mess [of meat] from the king.
9 But Uriah slept at the door of the king's house with all the servants of his lord, and went not down to his house.
HERE, DAVID WANTED URIAH, TO SLEEP WITH HIS WIFE TO SAY HE WAS THE ONE THAT GOT HER PREGNANT.
THE SIN OF LIES.
10 And when they had told David, saying, Uriah went not down unto his house, David said unto Uriah, Camest thou not from [thy] journey? why [then] didst thou not go down unto thine house?
11 And Uriah said unto David, The ark, and Israel, and Judah, abide in tents; and my lord Joab, and the servants of my lord, are encamped in the open fields; shall I then go into mine house, to eat and to drink, and to lie with my wife? [as] thou livest, and [as] thy soul liveth, I will not do this thing.
12 And David said to Uriah, Tarry here to day also, and to morrow I will let thee depart. So Uriah abode in Jerusalem that day, and the morrow.
13 And when David had called him, he did eat and drink before him; and he made him drunk: and at even he went out to lie on his bed with the servants of his lord, but went not down to his house.
THE SIN OF DECEPTION.
14 And it came to pass in the morning, that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent [it] by the hand of Uriah.
15 And he wrote in the letter, saying, Set ye Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retire ye from him, that he may be smitten, and die.
THERE IS NO END TO SIN. ONCE YOU STOP FIGHTING THE BATTLE IN THE SPIRITUAL WORLD, YOU LEAVE A CRACK FOR THE DEVIL TO WALK IN. THEN ONE SIN LEADS TO ANOTHER. EVENTUALLY YOUR LIFE IS TOTALLY OUT OF CONTROL.
God sent the prophet Nathan to David. Nathan in all his wisdom spoke to David in parables.
2 Samuel 12:1 tells us;
1 And the LORD sent Nathan unto David. And he came unto him, and said unto him, There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor.
2 The rich [man] had exceeding many flocks and herds:
3 But the poor [man] had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up: and it grew up together with him, and with his children; it did eat of his own meat, and drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was unto him as a daughter.
4 And there came a traveller unto the rich man, and he spared to take of his own flock and of his own herd, to dress for the wayfaring man that was come unto him; but took the poor man's lamb, and dressed it for the man that was come to him.
5 And David's anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, [As] the LORD liveth, the man that hath done this [thing] shall surely die:
6 And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.
7 And Nathan said to David, Thou [art] the man.
Verse 5&6, tells us that David got so mad he spoke judgement. Whoever did that he is worthy of Death!!! And he should pay 4 times as much.
David tells us that a curse is 4 times more powerful than the blessing.
THE WORDS THAT DAVID SPOKE WAS USED AGAINST HIM.
WE NEED TO BE CAREFUL WITH THE KIND OF WORDS THAT WE USE.
HOW DID DAVID REPENT AND RETURN TO THE GOOD GRACE OF GOD ONCE MORE?
There is a formula that David use. This formula is found in Philippians 4: 6. It declares as follows:
Be careful for nothing. Which means be anxious for nothing.
But in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known unto God.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Prayer + supplication + thanksgiving = whatever request to God.
In Psalms we see David using the formulae.
A PRAYER OF DAVID
PSALMS CHAPTER 17
1 A Prayer of David. Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, [that goeth] not out of feigned lips.
2 Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes behold the things that are equal.
3 Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited [me] in the night; thou hast tried me, [and] shalt find nothing; I am purposed [that] my mouth shall not transgress.
4 Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept [me from] the paths of the destroyer.
5 Hold up my goings in thy paths, [that] my footsteps slip not.
6 I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, [and hear] my speech.
7 Shew thy marvellous loving kindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust [in thee] from those that rise up [against them].
8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,
9 From the wicked that oppress me, [from] my deadly enemies, [who] compass me about.
10 They are inclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly.
11 They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth;
12 Like as a lion [that] is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.
3 Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, [which is] thy sword:
14 From men [which are] thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, [which have] their portion in [this] life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid [treasure]: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their [substance] to their babes.
15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.
supplications OF DAVID
PSALMS CHAPTER 28
1 [A Psalm] of David. Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, [if] thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.
2 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.
3 Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief [is] in their hearts.
4 Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.
5 Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up.
6 Blessed [be] the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.
7 The LORD [is] my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
8 The LORD [is] their strength, and he [is] the saving strength of his anointed.
9 Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever.
THANKSGIVING OF DAVID
PSALMS CHAPTER 100
1 A Psalm of praise. Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
2 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
3 Know ye that the LORD he [is] God: [it is] he [that] hath made us, and not we ourselves; [we are] his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, [and] into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, [and] bless his name.
5 For the LORD [is] good; his mercy [is] everlasting; and his truth [endureth] to all generations.
THIS PSALM DESCRIBES THE REQUEST THAT DAVID MADE KNOWN UNTO GOD.
PSALMS CHAPTER 119
1 Blessed [are] the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.
2 Blessed [are] they that keep his testimonies, [and that] seek him with the whole heart.
3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.
4 Thou hast commanded [us] to keep thy precepts diligently.
5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
8 I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.
9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed [thereto] according to thy word.
10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.
11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
12 Blessed [art] thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes.
13 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.
14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as [much as] in all riches.
15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.
16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.
17. Deal bountifully with thy servant, [that] I may live, and keep thy word.
18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
19 I [am] a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.
20 My soul breaketh for the longing [that it hath] unto thy judgments at all times.
21 Thou hast rebuked the proud [that are] cursed, which do err from thy commandments.
22 Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies.
23 Princes also did sit [and] speak against me: [but] thy servant did meditate in thy statutes.
24 Thy testimonies also [are] my delight [and] my counsellors.
25 DALETH. My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word.
26 I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me: teach me thy statutes.
27 Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.
28 My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word.
29 Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy law graciously.
30 I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid [before me].
31 I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O LORD, put me not to shame.
32 I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.
33 HE. Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it [unto] the end.
34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with [my] whole heart.
35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.
36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.
37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; [and] quicken thou me in thy way.
38 Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who [is devoted] to thy fear.
39 Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments [are] good.
40 Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.
41 Let thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD, [even] thy salvation, according to thy word.
42 So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word.
43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments.
44 So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever.
45 And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.
46 I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.
47 And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.
48 My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes.
49 Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.
50 This [is] my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.
51 The proud have had me greatly in derision: [yet] have I not declined from thy law.
52 I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself.
53 Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law.
54 Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.
55 I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law.
56 This I had, because I kept thy precepts.
57. [Thou art] my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words.
58 I intreated thy favour with [my] whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word.
59 I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.
60 I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.
61 The bands of the wicked have robbed me: [but] I have not forgotten thy law.
62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.
63 I [am] a companion of all [them] that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.
64 The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes.
65 Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, according unto thy word.
66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.
67 Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.
68 Thou [art] good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.
69 The proud have forged a lie against me: [but] I will keep thy precepts with [my] whole heart.
70 Their heart is as fat as grease; [but] I delight in thy law.
71 [It is] good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.
72 The law of thy mouth [is] better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.
73 Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.
74 They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word.
75 I know, O LORD, that thy judgments [are] right, and [that] thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.
76 Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant.
77 Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law [is] my delight.
78 Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: [but] I will meditate in thy precepts.
79 Let those that fear thee turn unto me, and those that have known thy testimonies.
80 Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.
81 My soul fainteth for thy salvation: [but] I hope in thy word.
82 Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me?
83 For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; [yet] do I not forget thy statutes.
84 How many [are] the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?
85 The proud have digged pits for me, which [are] not after thy law.
86 All thy commandments [are] faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me.
87 They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts.
88 Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth.
89 For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.
90 Thy faithfulness [is] unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.
91 They continue this day according to thine ordinances: for all [are] thy servants.
92 Unless thy law [had been] my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.
93 I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me.
94 I [am] thine, save me; for I have sought thy precepts.
95 The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: [but] I will consider thy testimonies.
96 I have seen an end of all perfection: [but] thy commandment [is] exceeding broad.
97 O how love I thy law! it [is] my meditation all the day.
98 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they [are] ever with me.
99 I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies [are] my meditation.
100 I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.
101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.
102 I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me.
103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! [yea, sweeter] than honey to my mouth!
104 Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.
105 Thy word [is] a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
106 I have sworn, and I will perform [it], that I will keep thy righteous judgments.
107 I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O LORD, according unto thy word.
108 Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me thy judgments.
109 My soul [is] continually in my hand: yet do I not forget thy law.
110 The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy precepts.
111 Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they [are] the rejoicing of my heart.
112 I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway, [even unto] the end.
113 I hate [vain] thoughts: but thy law do I love.
114 Thou [art] my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.
115 Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.
116 Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.
117 Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually.
118 Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit [is] falsehood.
119 Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth [like] dross: therefore I love thy testimonies.
120 My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments.
121 I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors.
122 Be surety for thy servant for good: let not the proud oppress me.
123 Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the word of thy righteousness.
124 Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes.
125 I [am] thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.
126 [It is] time for [thee], LORD, to work: [for] they have made void thy law.
127 Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.
128 Therefore I esteem all [thy] precepts [concerning] all [things to be] right; [and] I hate every false way.
129 Thy testimonies [are] wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them.
130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
131 I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments.
132 Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name.
133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
134 Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts.
135 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy statutes.
136 Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.
137 Righteous [art] thou, O LORD, and upright [are] thy judgments.
138 Thy testimonies [that] thou hast commanded [are] righteous and very faithful.
139 My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.
140 Thy word [is] very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.
141 I [am] small and despised: [yet] do not I forget thy precepts.
142 Thy righteousness [is] an everlasting righteousness, and thy law [is] the truth.
143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: [yet] thy commandments [are] my delights.
144 The righteousness of thy testimonies [is] everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.
145 I cried with [my] whole heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep thy statutes.
146 I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.
147 I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word.
148 Mine eyes prevent the [night] watches, that I might meditate in thy word.
149 Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O LORD, quicken me according to thy judgment.
150 They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law.
151 Thou [art] near, O LORD; and all thy commandments [are] truth.
152 Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.
153 Consider mine affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget thy law.
154 Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word.
155 Salvation [is] far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes.
156 Great [are] thy tender mercies, O LORD: quicken me according to thy judgments.
157 Many [are] my persecutors and mine enemies; [yet] do I not decline from thy testimonies.
158 I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not thy word.
159 Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O LORD, according to thy lovingkindness.
160 Thy word [is] true [from] the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments [endureth] for ever.
161 Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.
162 I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.
163 I hate and abhor lying: [but] thy law do I love.
164 Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.
165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.
166 LORD, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments.
167 Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word.
170 Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to thy word.
171 My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes.
172 My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments [are] righteousness soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly.
168 I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways [are] before thee.
173 Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts.
174 have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law [is] my delight.
175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me.
176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.
Children of God, I truly hope that this letter will give you renewed strength in the Lord. Also renewed zeal to do his work. As well as renewed strength.
I pray that you will find the heart of forgiveness of yourself as well as others. We know that forgiveness is key to hearing from God. Or for God to hear us.
As Jesus taught us that when we pray we should ask the father to forgive us of our trespasses, as we forgive others that trespass against us. This is extremely important in our christian walk. Forgiving ourselves as well as forgiving others for the Lord to hear our cry.
I pray that you may find the peace of God which passeth all understanding, and that it will keep your heart and mind through Christ Jesus.
May the Lord be with you now and forever more Amen.