Attitude and Entitlement

(From the Heart of His Watchman)
Fellow servants of the Most-High God, I recall listening to the song, Royalty, by Byron Cage. This song speaks of the magnificence of our God. I considered that humanity is and always has been His offspring. I considered that our God revealed His Love for us in His work in His Word/human, Christ Jesus, our Savior, Lord, Messiah, and KING. Our God is the Ultimate King, who purposely and willingly made humanity in His own image and likeness.

I considered that our God knew the first Adam (male and female man; Genesis 5:1-2) would fall from grace through the deception of satan. I considered that He made us anyway, knowing when all the pressing and spiritual warfare is over, everyone that is with Him, will be with Him, because we have chosen to do so.

This song speaks of our position in our God. Our God is indeed ROYALTY. We are His offspring and He has declared we are royal because He is ROYAL. I considered that status of royalty carries privileges. Our Heavenly Father, the Source of all things good, willingly watches over, cares, and provides for us (in accordance to His Word and will). He has promised if we do things His way, with His heart, all creation will yield and supply our needs, even our godly desires.

I considered that the status of royalty carries entitlement. I considered the definitions of entitlement:

(1) The state or condition of being chosen for benefits or privileges
(2) A right to benefits specified especially by law or contract
(3) Belief that one is deserving of or entitled to certain privilege

I considered the Truth of these definitions for believers exists ONLY because of our God’s Love for us. I considered the Truth of these definitions for believers exists ONLY because of the work our Loving Heavenly Father worked in Jesus Christ.

Godly Attitude and Entitlement
Watchmen, our sense of entitlement is NOTHING like the world’s. Our sense of entitlement, is walked out in humility towards our God. A heart that truly understands we are absolutely nothing without our God, does not walk out this entitlement from a heart or in character that is rude or self-serving. We understand all we need or desire is found in the heart and will of our God.

A heart with understanding recognizes the necessity of being led by and walking in the Holy Spirit. It understands the need to allow Him and our God’s Word (Scripture and Jesus) to monitor and measure our thoughts, speech, behavior, so that we reflect the Person, character, and nature of our God. We know from Jesus’s life what True Love looks like, and that humanity can only walk it out with the help and guidance of God’s Word and Holy Spirit.

A believer with a godly attitude and correct sense of entitlement understands that the best of heaven belongs to us through Jesus Christ. He or she understands our God withholds no good thing from those who walk upright before Him. Walking upright includes maintaining a godly attitude, a listening ear, and a loving heart full of faith in our God’s ability to get the job done. A godly attitude and right sense of entitlement presses to maintain the commitment and passion to do our God’s will, His way.

Trusted with Heaven’s Power
We have to embrace the Truth that we must press into renewing our thinking with our God’s Word. We must press into taking on the mind of Christ Jesus, conquering the flesh, to do and say as our Father does and says. Doing so positions us, giving us access to the secrets of the kingdom of God, greater understanding of our victory over all darkness, and dumanis power to enforce Christ’s victory (our victory) upon satan, his cohorts, and all their works, IN JESUS NAME! HALLELUJAH!

Watchmen all over the world, let us allow the Holy Spirit to judge our hearts and lives. Let us ask Him to show us every ungodly attitude, every erroneous belief regarding our entitlement as God’s children. Let us repent quickly, and press into the Person of our God even more in our attitudes, so that we may wield His Word, backed by the power of heaven, in greater levels of authority.

Father God,
We first thank You; we appreciate who You are and all You have done for us. We love You; You have and are teaching us how to love with Your Love. Thank You for the use of Your authority and power. Thank You for equipping us to wield all You are with Your heart. We know, that because of You, no weapon created against us will succeed, because we will walk out Your character, mind, and nature, and enjoy all the privileges and entitlement You have made available to us, through Christ Jesus. Again, we thank You, in Jesus name. We stand with the Bride and Your Spirit declaring, “Even so, come Lord Jesus.”

We pray, decree and declare all in the matchless name of Jesus, in which You have vested all authority and power! We rejoice, as we stand with godly attitudes and the correct sense of entitlement. We thank You for the wisdom, authority, and power to call things that be not as though they already were, because they are, in Jesus name! We look with earnest expectation to see the manifestation of all You have already done. IT IS SO!

BE IT UNTO US, AS YOU HAVE ALREADY DECLARED!

Well-trained Soldiers of the Cross

We thank our God, that He qualifies and equips all HE chooses to be a part of His army and heavenly plan.  As a well-trained soldier of the cross, He works to make sure we know Him and know our enemy. If we do not truly realize that we are not struggling against one another, but against a real devil, we are disqualified already. People are used of the devil, pawns, and flunkies, but the devil is the real culprit.

We must know Ephesians 6:10-18.  As well-trained soldiers of the cross, we must know that the armor of God is every promise written in His Word. The Word of God is our defense and our weapon. His Word illuminates darkness and separates truth from a lie!

We must know the authority and power of our God’s Word:

Hebrew 4:12 (KJV) For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

As well-trained soldiers of the cross, we must know the Word of our God is the Truth. There are some who want to pretend satan does not exist or is insignificant in our walk of faith. We know this is not true because Jesus dealt with him:  

Acts 10:37-38 (KJV) 37 That word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached; 38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with Him.

We need not be ignorant of the wiles, tricks and traps of the devil. The devil’s plan is to distort, hide and misrepresent God’s truth.

John 8: 44 (KJV) He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

We were warned to watch for satan’s tricks:

1 Peter 5:8-9 (KJV) Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

We live in a world influenced by the devil, because of the fall of mankind. The devil’s desire is to make us fear that God’s Word is not true for us, or deceive us into thinking we are exempt from the inheritance. 1 Peter 5:8-9 refers to the devil. Other names are adversary or antagonist. An adversary or antagonist is defined as (1) one who opposes and actively competes (to wear you down into surrender or defeat) or (2) a drug (influence) that neutralizes another drug (influence).

The devil wants to neutralize each of us and remove us from the fight of faith.(Understand the underlying factor is always fear or deception). The goal of fear is to: Strip us of conviction, making sure we are not allied with, supporting or favoring either side of a dispute (noncommittal) (full of procrastination). A position in which a set of gears is disengaged so that power cannot be transmitted.

The devil wants you disengaged from your source . He wants to separate you from the inheritance of love, truth, wisdom, power and all the benefits as a Son (Child) of God, so that you will not walk in the light, the revelation, and power of God, but be weak, and struggling your whole life.

A well-trained soldier of the cross is aware of the enemy and is even more aware of our dominion every all his works. So, what is the solution?

A well-trained soldier of the cross builds an immunity to the threat and tactics of the enemy with the Word of God. Challenge what you think with the Word of God. Anything that we hold has truth or tradition that opposes or does not align itself with the Word of God will keep us from the promise in that area. Remember we can depend on God’s character, His Power and His Word. Remember satan is no match for our God, who is the Most High God!

A well-trained soldier of the cross knows that the armor mentioned in Ephesians 6 is not our armor, but the armor of God. When we give Him our lives, He takes full responsible for our lives. We must keep no areas from Him and His Kingship. His instruction was have preeminence in our lives so that we might reap the full benefit of who He is.

Blessed Heavenly Father,
Help us to recognize the true enemy of our lives. Quicken us to take up our weapons and work the works of Jesus Christ. We decree that we are encouraged and we will not faint or grow weary in doing well, in doing Your will. Thank You that the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead, strengthens our mortal bodies. We decree that we are strong, we decree that we are rich in You. We decree that we are well able to take whatever mountain, scale any wall and overthrow any attack or tactic of the enemy of our souls. We decree that we will finish; we decree that we are more than conquerors in You. WE LOVE YOU! WE TRUST YOU!

Have Your way in our lives, in Jesus name we pray. IT IS SO!!! AMEN.

Good Soldiers: General or Troop

Imagine that you are a general, given the responsibility of leading your assigned troops into battle. The objectives are to overthrown the enemy, take control to the camp, all the while, maintaining the safety of your troops, and innocent lives. Your job is to oversee the coordinates and issue commandments to your chain of command. You must have a trustworthy and dependable chain of command, that you know will get the job done, and carry out your commandments, because you are privy to information they do not yet have.

As a general, you cannot afford to have troops in your chain of command that you cannot depend on; they must have integrity, because they speak for you.  Understanding the flow of authority, as an ambassador, they do not speak their own minds or words. The general & troops have to be committed to the cause to the point that personal inconveniences are of little concern; the team operates in the all for one and one for all mentality.

Unprofitable soldiers (whether generals or troops)

No General wants to bear the responsibility of the leadership of mules (jackasses), goats, and wolves. These unprofitable individuals are planted by the devil to drain energy and overthrown the plan of God. It’s a shame to allow ourselves to be used of the devil.

Mule struggle:
Complacency: 
Manifestation: Mules are consistently unwillingness to commit or participate in anything.  They carry either a smug self-satisfaction or fear in their stubborn refusal to honor the will of God, or requests of leadership

Stubbornness:  
Manifestation: Mules are resistant to change or correction; they are unteachable.  They are consistently unwilling to yield to truth. 

Goats struggle:
Pride: 
Manifestation: Goats have an ungodly confidence, and are depend upon his/her own ability .  They do not know, nor have respect for the leadership of the Holy Spirit

Selfishness and self-righteousness
Manifestation: Goats will butt heads until their “target” is rendered unconscious. They will argue, complain, and “switch” topics until the target’s strength (will) is diminished; the purpose is to control others and move them to fulfill their own self-serving desires and wishes. 

Self-deception: 
Manifestation:  Goats refuse to get real and allow God to show them what is in their own heart’s.  They reject truth, not wanting to discover the causes for why they operate the way they do. Utter denial

Wolves struggle:
Lawlessness: 
Manifestation: They are not submitted to anyone’s rule, being god’s unto ourselves. They truly respected no one’s opinion of view but their own, and does not yield or obey the clear instruction of the Word of God. 

Greed and lust:  
Manifestation: They give their time and talent to the highest bidder; selling out for a dollar, fame, and fortune, They are consistently bitter and  envious of what someone else has, with the willingness to pay the price to get it. They have the something for nothing syndrome. They are never satisfied.

We are not conformed to the ways of the world. We must allow our God’s Truth (Word) and Holy Spirit of Love transform us until we have the mind and desires of our Savior, Lord, and coming King, Jesus. He is the greatest representation of our God’s General AND His ground troop:

Philippians 12:1-13
1 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, 2 Fulfill ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. 3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. 4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others

Let us be genuinely concerned about the lives of those around us, as we are of our own. Like Jesus.

5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

Let us recognize and understand that Jesus had and has it all. Let us recognize and understand what our God did for Him, and what He is willing to do for us.

9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Let us recognize and understand the authority and power vested in the name of Jesus. His name is fully respected in the spirit world, if we believe. (John 14:13-14 whatsoever we ask in His name, will be given to us).

12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

Let us recognize and understand that we are not alone in this already won battle. Our God, His Love, Truth, Spirit, authority, and power are working with us to manifest His will in our lives and on the earth.

The Benefits of Accepting Christ as Savior and Lord

Our God’s gives new life to our spirit:
John 3:3 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

His Holy Spirit changes our eternal citizenship:
Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son.

The body will be delivered
1 Corinthians 15:52-53 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

We must work out our soul salvation.
Continuing in God’s Word, growing to know Jesus means you must obey the Word that God brings you. (Yielding our mind, will and emotions to the Word of God)

John 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

James 1:16-24 Do not err, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. 18 Of His own will begat He us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of His creatures. 19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: 20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. 22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 25But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

We must walk in His meekness: We have the power to refuse the word of God, but with meekness, (His loving power giving us control) we are willingly allow His word to change us.

A Good Soldier: Lets look at Jesus who received God’s Orders, and humbled Himself into the filth and degradation of mankind. (Jesus recognized and understood Isaiah 53)

Luke 22:39-46 39 Then, accompanied by the disciples, Jesus left the upstairs room and went as usual to the Mount of Olives. 40 There he told them, “Pray that you will not be overcome by temptation.” 41 He walked away, about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed, 42 “Father, if you are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will, not mine.” 43 Then an angel from heaven appeared and strengthened him. 44 He prayed more fervently, and he was in such agony of spirit that his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood. 45 At last he stood up again and returned to the disciples, only to find them asleep, exhausted from grief. 46 “Why are you sleeping?” he asked. “Get up and pray. Otherwise temptation will overpower you.”

Jesus submitted His will to God allowed Himself to sacrificed for a fickle and uncaring people. We must be willing.

Hebrews 12:25-29 25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven: 26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. 27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. 28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: 29 For our God is a consuming fire.

The time will come, when what you say you believe, will be tested, and after the test the only thing that will remain is what God has established. If God didn’t build it, it will come down. I believe that God uses us, just like He did Jesus to position each other for the shaking.

God’s a strategist and Master Builder as He orchestrates our lives.

  • He hardened Pharaoh’s heart in order to display HIS sovereign power (Exodus 7). 
  • He spoke to King Asherus Mordecai’s behalf, for His own purpose (Esther 6:1-11) .
  • He instructed Jesus to put on the towel and wash the filth from the disciple feet, displaying His humble willingness to care for us (John 13).  
  • He will allow you to suffer injury until we learn to walk free from the opinion and ungodly need of others.
  • He will allow us to be shaken so that we see what is in our own heart. (Peter in Luke 22 told Jesus he would die for Him, Peter did not know his own heart, and God allowed him to be shaken that Peter might see his inability to obey God without His grace.)
  • He will allow us to be misunderstood, so the glory will be reflected in Him and not in man. 

Jesus died between two thieves like a heathen, and was buried in a borrowed tomb, but He arose with all the authority and power of heaven bestowed upon Him!! We must ask ourselves if we are the kind of Christian that can humble ourselves to that type of usage, for the glory of our God?  

Understand God wants us to enjoy life, (1 Timothy 6:17)
Whether general or troop, we are not to be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain, temporal things, that perish with time, but we are to trust in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy.  His opinion, His desires, and His plans must take precedence in our lives. Is He our General? Is Jesus really Lord?

When God speaks, we must not be fretful. We must remember it is He who loves and has already qualified us:

Hebrews 10:35-39 35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward. 36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. 37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. 38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. 39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition (physical, spiritual or eternal ruin); but of them that believe to the saving of the soul (mind, will, emotions).

Let us press in to believe our God’s unfailing love towards us.  Let us press in to believe in His sovereign authority and power.  Let us trust that He is working in and with us to get the job done, whether our assignment calls for us to be general or troop.  Let us trust that He can make us both general and troop simultaneously, according to His will and purpose.  Let us follow Jesus (Hebrews 12:2).

Discerning the Heart of a Good Godly Soldier

When we repent of our sin and rebellion against our God, accept the His plan of salvation through His sacrifice of His only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, and open our hearts to His Love, Word and Holy Spirit transforming power, we are free to do our part.  What does this mean; how does it look?  How do we discern the heart of a good godly soldier? 

Matthew 15:16-19 (AMP) 16 And He said, “Are you still so dull and unable to put things together? 17 Do you not understand that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the stomach, and is eliminated? 18 But whatever word comes out of the mouth comes from the heart, and this is what defiles and dishonors the man. 19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts and plans, murders, adulteries, sexual immoralities, thefts, false testimonies, slanders, verbal abuse, irreverent speech, blaspheming.

Our God is not impressed with our own words or works in and of themselves. In the operation of our faith and its accompanying speech and works, our God is most interested in the condition of our hearts. It is possible to say and do “good” things from an evil heart, and miss heaven altogether:

Matthew 7:21-23 (KJV) 21 Not everyone that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name? and in Thy name have cast out devils? and in Thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity.

A HEART THAT DOES THE WILL OF OUR HEAVENLY FATHER
The heart of a good godly soldier is a heart that believes our God is who He says He is, that He is willing and able to do what He says, and that He does it for ALL who diligently (purposefully and consistently) seek to learn and apply His character, nature, power, and authority, HIS WAY (Hebrews 11:6). Mark, chapter 4 provides analogies of the conditions of the human heart (ground), after hearing the Word of God (seed).

THE LUKEWARM HEART
This heart is not awake to God; being unbelieving, disinterested, unenthusiastic, disapproving, lazy, indifferent, non-committed, unconcerned, and unresponsive.

Mark 4:34 Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow, and it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.

Mark 4:15 These are they by the way side, where the word is sown, but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.

The seed of the Word of God does not even enter this heart; this heart does not take the Person or Word of our God seriously. This is the heart that half hears God, a heart whose “love” is halted (stalled, in neutral) between the love of the world and God, because it wants His blessing and power without His disciplines, instructions, or guidance (Matthew 22:37).

STONY HEART
This heart is awake to God to a measure, but has not fully embraced the Faith, Focus, Crucifixion, Resurrection Process. Therefore, it does not yield to the instruction of our God in an area (or areas).

Mark 4:56 Some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth: But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.

Mark 4:16-17 These are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended.

This heart lacks the proper nutrients (sincerity, respect for, revelation of, or faith in God) to maintain the seed of the Word of God until His Truth takes root. The spiritual stones of self will,fear, pride, and the like resist the instruction and/or convicting power of our God’s Word. Simply put, this heart is capable of producing and maintaining goodly fruit, but its unrepented attitudes, appetites, and lusts resist the instruction and/or convicting power of our God’s Word. This heart picks and chooses what it will allow to grow in it, rather than fully accepting and nurturing the seed of God’s Word.

THORNY HEART
This heart is awake to God and has sincere desire for God. However, it lets go of its faith under the pressures of life, OR after receiving a measure of God’s blessing, it fails to purposefully and consistently crucify flesh and honor God. This failure opens the door for satan to capture it in the web of the love of money (gain) and/or the lust for pleasure/comfort.

Mark 4:18-19 These are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

Mark 4:7 Some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.

Have we discerned our heart can be good and godly in one area, but lukewarm, stony, or thorny in another? How does satan gain access to our hearts? We fail to (1) trust God with our cares and concerns while continuing to believe His promises, (2) exalt and trust in Him rather than our own gifts, abilities, or blessings and (3) make our relationship with Him our first priority.

Our failure to nurture the seed of our God’s Word with purposeful, consistent thanksgiving, right confessions, praise, honor, and obedience to Him, opens the door for the world and satan to penetrate our protective spiritual armor and distract us from our focus. Our focus should be trusting and pleasing God through His Word.

THE GOOD HEART
The good heart is a humble heart, that believes our God is God, that is He is able and willing to do all He has promised, AND that He will do it for all who purposefully and consistently believe!

Mark 4:20 These are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.

Mark 4:8 Other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some, an hundred.

Faith, humility, and patience in the only True and Living God, for Whom it is impossible to lie is the combination that gets manifestation. This heart embraces the Word of God and nurtures what it hears with thanksgiving, right confessions, praise, honor, and obedience, until the Word produces the things hoped for, the things our God has promised (Hebrews 11:1; Hebrews 6:12). Such is the heart of the soldier of Jesus Christ. We may live our lives in joy and peace, knowing our God’s Love and power never fails, if we only believe.

KEEPING A GOOD HEART FOR THE WORD OF GOD
(1) We must give our lives to God purposefully and consistently, as living sacrifices. He is looking for an open, obedient heart. He is looking for a “Do with me as You will” heart. Judge all things by His character, mind, will, power, and authority.

(2) Faith and fasting conquers and overcomes the worldly desires, appetites and lusts of our bodies, getting our souls (minds, wills, and emotions) under control, quieting them so that we can hear and do what our God’s Word and Holy Spirit says to us.

(3) Spending quiet time with God, away from the responsibilities of life and the cares of the world quiets our soul: our mind (thought lives), our will (decision-making abilities), and emotions (our feelings) so that we can hear and obey God.

(4) Praying in the Holy Spirit (in tongues and with understanding) builds our faith in God. We must ask the Holy Spirit to help us to pray and relax in His care and guidance (by faith). Our spirit man is our divine hook up to God, we are strengthened and built up in our inner most being by His Word and Presence. We must trust Him without fear; He keeps His promises.

Faith begins and builds on what we hear (on where the will of our God is known (Romans 10:17). When other voices (the other people, the noise of busyness, the distraction of technological devices …) fill our lives, we become more influenced by them than what our God has to say.

Our hearts (spirit) will only make wise decisions when we put our God, His Word/will, and His Holy Spirit first. We will enjoy peace when we embrace how much He loves us. 

ANOTHER ANALOGY
Jesus Christ our Lord is the highest-ranking officer, second only to our Heavenly Father.

1 Corinthians 15:24-28 (NLT) 24 After that the end will come, when He (Jesus Christ) will turn the Kingdom over to God the Father, having destroyed every ruler and authority and power. 25 For Christ must reign until He humbles all His enemies beneath His feet. 26 And the last enemy to be destroyed is death. 27 For the Scriptures say, “God has put all things under His authority.” (Of course, when it says “all things are under His authority,” that does not include God Himself, who gave Christ His authority.) 28 Then, when all things are under His authority, the Son will put Himself under God’s authority, so that God, who gave His Son authority over all things, will be utterly supreme over everything everywhere.

Our Heavenly Father established Jesus Christ as His right-hand man (Hebrew 12:2). THERE IS NO REBELLION IN THE THIRD HEAVEN; our Sovereign God evicted satan and every other rebellious being (1 John 5:7; Luke 10:18). Though he is utterly cast out and evil, satan dare not further rebel against God, but he does all he can to keep us from the knowledge that we have victory over him and his rebellion (all evil belongs to satan).

We are the Body of Christ, charged to enforce Jesus’ completed work and defeat of satan and darkness; we are anointed and appointed to decree, declare, command, and demand that every knee bow and tongue confess His Lordship, TO THE GLORY OF OUR GOD, OUR HEAVENLY FATHER (Mark 16:17-18, John 14:12; Philippians 2:2-11). We must do so from a heart that purposely, consistently, and sincerely desires His will.

KNOW THE HEART BY THE FRUIT
The Scriptures uses types, shadows, and symbols to explain the mind of our God. Let us consider analyzing the heart of spiritual mules (jackasses), goats, and wolves. We must understand darkness plants corrupt seed into unguarded hearts (Proverbs 4:23), to drain energy and overthrown interpersonal and intra-personal success on both the individual and corporate levels of ministry.

The mule heart is ignorantly complacent or smugly self-satisfied, which manifests as the unwillingness to commit or participate in anything. It is the sterile, fruitless offspring of the donkey and horse, it is equipped to run for God, but chooses to follow its own mind. Its nature is stubborn and unwilling to yield to truth, which manifests as the resistance to change or correction; they are unteachable, generally get along with the select few, and resists Truth steadfastly. They are lukewarm, being mostly motivated by the dangling carrot or cube of sugar (self-pleasure and accolades). (Sounds Pharisaic, doesn’t it?)

The goat heart struggles with pride or ungodly confidence and dependence upon one’s gifts and abilities, which manifests in extreme independence and relentless ambition. It has no respect or regard for God’s Word, His Holy Spirit, authority and delegated authorities. It selfishly butts against truth until unconscious, which manifests as arguing and complaining until its strength and resolve diminishes. This heart condition leads a reprobate thoughts, decisions, and behaviors, as satan removes it from its the path of destiny. In worst case scenario, this heart begins to work with satan to hinder or shipwreck others. It is self-deceived; refusing recognize its own fruit, it is in utter denial (Romans 1).

The wolf heart struggles with lawlessness. It is a sneaky chameleon, resisting the headship of our God, being god unto itself, which causes it not to respect nor trust anyone; it will bully relentlessly to get its way. It is a greedy, lustful heart that is never satisfied, which manifests in compromise. It is not willing to pay the price for what it wants, but uses others without remorse or conscience (Acts 20:29).

THE GOOD GODLY SOLDIER FOLLOWS THE LION AND THE LAMB
Jesus Christ is The Lion of Judah, our Fearless Champion (Revelation 5:5), and The Lamb, our Humble Servant slain before the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8). Our Heavenly Father’s Holy Spirit transforms our lives into that of a son of the only Living God, as we yield our lives (spirit, soul, and body) to Him. We do so by embracing the full Persons of our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ AND by believing, thinking, speaking, and behaving in alignment with His Truth. We take on the heart of THE Good Godly Soldier! Hallelujah!

FATHER GOD,
Hear the joy of our heart cry, “Thank You for making us one with Jesus Christ, with You and Your Holy Spirit. Thank You for the ability to walk with the sober estimation of who we are; we know it is You Who has made and are making us, and not we ourselves. Any good thing to be found in us, or said about us, is because of You alone. We give to You all the praise, honor, and glory!

Thank You for the ability to walk in Your Holy Spirit. Thank You for the ability to know Your Voice from any other; Hallelujah!” We align our confession with Your Truth declaring, “We have the heart of THE good, godly soldier, Jesus Christ, our Lord. He has made us enforcers of His completed work at Calvary. The will of our God be done on earth, as it is in heaven.” Hallelujah!

Father God, We love and trust You. Do all that is in Your heart, today and every day as You prepare the Body of Christ, for His return. We believe we receive even before and as we pray, because we pray according to Your will, in Jesus name and it is so!

AMEN, AMEN, AND AMEN!

Giving Love Never Fails!

1 Corinthians 13:8b (KJV) Charity never faileth!

Charity, or Giving Love never fails. This Truth is a key in the knowledge of our God. Our God is Love; He:

John 3:16-17(ICB) 16 “For God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son. God gave His Son so that whoever believes in Him may not be lost, but have eternal life. 17 God did not send His Son into the world to judge the world guilty, but to save the world through Him.

Our God IS Giving Love and He loves us so much and so thoroughly that He planned our salvation, deliverance, and restoration BEFORE humanity fell to satan’s lies! His Sacrificial Lamb was slain in His heart and mind (Revelation 13:8), before He blew breathe into the body He made for Adam (male and female man; Genesis 5).

What must we do besides repent of sin and rebellion against our God and open our hearts and minds to Him to work change into our lives, by His Word and Holy Spirit? There is nothing else for us to do! Sounds simple; however, the crucifixion of flesh is not easy. Even so, our God’s grace (His Loving Help to be and do the impossible) comforts and guides our hearts, minds and spirits, until we reflect the glorious nature of our God.

Beloved watchmen, we must have faith in our God’s Love towards us.  His Love Delivers Us from Fear and Its Torment.

John 14:1; 6 (KJV) “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. Jesus said to him, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

Jesus tells His listeners not to allow themselves to be disturbed or fearful. He acknowledges their trust in God, and asks them to trust in Him, the One sent by God. He lets them know that He is the expressed image, the walking talking revelation of our Heavenly Father, who is LOVE. He is saying watch me and reject all fear, and you will discover who our Heavenly Father is (His Love, character, mind, heart, will, Word, power, and authority). We also discover who we are because of The Christ.

The Love of our God Repels all Fear!

Throughout the Scripture, we hear God speaking by His Holy Spirit, telling His people to “Fear not.”

1 John 4:18 (CJB) There is no fear in love. On the contrary, love that has achieved its goal gets rid of fear, because fear has to do with punishment; the person who keeps fearing has not been brought to maturity in regard to love.

This translation gives us an understanding of this Scripture from a different angle than is often taught; it depicts Love as an “working force” with a goal, a purpose, and directive in its operation. Love’s goal is to drive out (cast out according to the King James Version) fear and its accompanying torment of the spirit, soul, and body.

Our God IS the Working Force of Love!
Our God IS LOVE! His desire is that we fully embrace Him for who He is.

Hebrew 11:6 (KJV) Without faith it is impossible to please Him (our God): for he that cometh to God must believe that HE is, and that HE is a rewarder of them that diligently seek HIM.

Our God IS LOVE (1 John 4:8) and SPIRIT (John 4:24). Our Heavenly Father’s Holy Spirit is the same Presence, the same Love that walked in the garden of Eden, for the purpose of communion with the first Adam (male and female man; Genesis 5:1), in the cool of the day (Genesis 3:8).

My personal experience with 1 John 4:18 and early teachings caused me to struggle against doubt and unbelief, as I felt I was failing to comprehend or understand the Love of God. I learned; however, that our God’s Love is His gift of Himself, needing only to be believed, embraced, and trusted.

Believe that our God, Who is Love Himself, Loves us!
Present day believers have the privilege of being saturated with our Heavenly Father’s Holy Spirit of LOVE!
We enjoy His indwelling Presence (1 Corinthians 3:16)
We are baptized with His Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:11).
We are filled with His Holy Spirit (Acts 4:31).
We are baptized into Christ (the Love of God revealed) (Galatians 3:7).

Our God IS LOVE, and He loves us. Everything we will ever need is contained in Him. He is sovereign. He reins over all, in the heavens, the earth, the seas, and the underworld.

Why we should love and honor our God and follow His Christ.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the living narration, the expressed image of our Heavenly Father, in alignment with His Word (Scripture) and His Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ was sent to us to defeat satan, sin, death, hell, and the grave; to lead us back to the path of our Heavenly Father’s righteousness, power, and authority; and reestablish the Truth about our Heavenly Father’s Love for humanity. We are His Beloved Offspring!

To every individual who sincerely desires to know our God, (our Heavenly Father, His Word (Jesus/Scripture), and His Holy Spirit), intimately, in a “working” relationship, meditate the following Scripture until the Truth of our God flows your heart and mind with Light:

John 14:21 (Amplified) The person who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who really loves Me; and whoever really loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and reveal Myself to him; I will make Myself real to him.

Honoring our God’s Word and following Jesus The Christ walks believers into revelation knowledge. It was so with our Apostle Peter (Matthew 16:16) and our God is not a respecter of person. Trusting God as we walk through the tests, trials, victories and celebrations in life allows Him to reveal Himself as our Provider, Protector, Leader, Nurturer, Comforter, Healer, and every good thing we need.

Our God IS The “Great I AM!”

When we embrace God’s Word (Romans 10:17), watch Jesus Christ (Hebrew 12:2), and trust our Heavenly Father’s Holy Spirit to lead, guide, protect, and provide for us (John 14:26; Romans 8:26-27), we discover how much and how powerful His Love is towards us and in our behalf. Our God is LOVE, the working force that give humanity life! All of darkness is as the noonday sun, (fully exposed) in the Light of our God’s Love, as revealed in Jesus Christ, our Savior, Lord, and soon coming King!

FATHER GOD,
We thank You and appreciate You for who You are and all You have done for us. Thank You for pouring out the revelation knowledge of Your love upon Your people. Thank You for the power of Your Love. Thank You for the compassion that moves You to care for us so.

Open our eyes so that we see, even the more, what You accomplished for humanity through Jesus Christ, by Your Word and Holy Spirit. Open our eyes so we can see You, Love at work through and in Him on our behalf. Give us the grace to believe, embrace, and trust You; You are Love!

We pray as the Apostle Paul prayed; we fall to our knees before You, the Creator of the heavens and the earth. We offer up thanksgiving in prayer for your overcoming strength and wisdom. We are grateful that Your Word and Your Holy Spirit dwell in us richly. We thank You that the knowledge of Your love for us fills our lives.

Thank You that our hearts, minds, and lives find their roots in Your Love. More and more every day as we rely on Your Word and Your Holy Spirit, we are able to discern the width, the length, the height, and the depth of Your Love for us. We comprehend Your Love for us, and therefore fear is far from us.

Thank You for the faith to embrace all You are. Breathe on us again, open the eyes of our understanding even the more, change us more and more until we look like Your offspring, then use us Lord, so that others will come know Your Love.

Pour out Your Spirit, the Spirit of Love upon Your people, all over the world. Move us by Your great compassion to heal, deliver, and set others free. Speak Father; instruct us Lord God, we are listening. LEAD US BY YOUR LOVE.

In Jesus name we pray. Thank You.

TEST EVERY SPIRIT, KNOW THE TRUE CHRIST

Beloved watchmen, we must consider the times and seasons and recognize that our God is gathering His own,

Ephesians 1:10-12 (AMPC) 10 He (our God) planned for the maturity of the times and the climax of the ages to unify all things and head them up and consummate them in Christ, both things in heaven and things on the earth. 11 In Him we also were made God’s heritage (portion) and we obtained an inheritance; for we had been foreordained (chosen and appointed beforehand) in accordance with His purpose, Who works out everything in agreement with the counsel and design of His own will, 12 So that we who first hoped in Christ, who first put our confidence in Him, have been destined and appointed to live for the praise of His glory!

People of God, we must test every spirit, knowing who our Christ is.

1 John 4:1-3 (AMP) 4 Beloved, do not believe every spirit speaking through a self-proclaimed prophet; instead test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets and teachers have gone out into the world. 2 By this you know and recognize the Spirit of God: every spirit that acknowledges and confesses the fact that Jesus Christ has actually come in the flesh (as a man) is from God (God is its source); 3 and every spirit that does not confess Jesus (acknowledging that He has come in the flesh, but would deny any of the Son’s true nature) is not of God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming, and is now already in the world.

Watchmen all over the world, our God has made plain the identifying character of the antichrist, or the spirit of the one who opposes, or is contrary to the True Christ.  This spirit is capable of skillfully twisting truths from Scripture, while camouflaging thoughts and intents of the heart for doing so, that are not of God.  The end result of the work of the antichrist, false prophet and teacher is bondage, theft, murder, and destruction.  It will offer influence, wealth, and riches, while taking the very mind, heart, and life of those they deceive.

We must ask the Holy Spirit to manifest discerning of spirits; discerning equips and empowers us to know the antichrist spirit at work.  This spirit will deny that our God sent Himself in the form of His Word and rescued humanity completely.  It does not want humanity to know that it is as Jesus The Christ declared, “IT IS FINISHED!”  The antichrist spirit seeks to hide the Truth that Jesus The Christ IS the Word of God made human. 

Acknowledging this Truth solidifies our Heavenly Father’s total expungement of all debts for sin, in the hearts and minds of believers.  Acknowledging this Truth solidifies the Truth that the blood price for humanity’s rebellion against God was paid by the blameless, shed blood and lifeless body of Jesus The Christ on Calvary’s cross.  Acknowledging this Truth solidifies the Truth that Jesus’s suffering, death, burial, resurrection and ascension are true and full of the power, that our God has fully redeemed humanity from satan’s clutches and he has no legal right or claim to us, that he has no recourse but to bow to our God’s Word, spoken in faith, and sealed with the signet ring of Jesus name!

The antichrist spirit and all of darkness is most fearful of humanity’s faith in Jesus The Christ and our God, because IT IS OUR GOD-GIVEN FAITH THAT OVERCOMES THE WORLD, WHICH INCLUDES THE KINGDOM OF DARKNESS (1 John 5:4)!

 IDENTIFYING JESUS, THE TRUE AND LIVING CHRIST

Throughout the Old Testament, we find types, shadows, and prophecies of the manifestation of The Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, who was to come.  A few types are:

Adam was a type of Christ:

Romans 5:14 Amplified Bible (AMP) Yet death ruled over mankind from Adam to Moses (the Lawgiver), even over those who had not sinned as Adam did. Adam is a type of Him (Christ) who was to come, but in reverse—Adam brought destruction, Christ brought salvation.

Isaac was a type of Jesus The Christ:

Hebrews 11:17-19 (AMP) 17 By faith Abraham, when he was tested (that is, as the testing of his faith was still in progress), offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises of God, was ready to sacrifice his only son of promise; 18 to whom it was said, “Through Isaac your descendants shall be called.” 19 For he considered it reasonable to believe that God was able to raise Isaac even from among the dead. (Indeed, in the sense that he was prepared to sacrifice Isaac in obedience to God) Abraham did receive him back from the dead, figuratively speaking.

The Passover was a type of Christ:

1 Corinthians 5:7 (AMPC) Purge (clean out) the old leaven that you may be fresh (new) dough, still uncontaminated [as you are], for Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed.

Throughout the New Testament there are markers that identify the Spirit of our God’s Christ at work:

 The Christ has complete faith in and is obedient to our Heavenly Father:

John 8:28-29 (AMP) 28 So Jesus said, “When you lift up the Son of Man on the cross, you will know then without any doubt that I am He, and that I do nothing on My own authority, but I say these things just as My Father taught Me. 29 And He who sent Me is always with Me; He has not left Me alone, because I always do what pleases Him.”

The Christ is anointed to do good and advocates for the freedom of others:

Acts 10:38 (AMP) How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with great power; and He went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, because God was with Him.

The Christ is the Life-giver:

John 10:9-11 (CJB)  I am the gate; if someone enters through Me, he will be safe and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only in order to steal, kill and destroy; I have come so that they may have life, life in its fullest measure. 11 “I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

False Prophets, Backslidden Believers and the Lack of Love

Matthew 24:11-13 (AMP) 11 Many false prophets will appear and mislead many. 12 Because lawlessness is increased, the love of most people will grow cold. 13 But the one who endures and bears up under suffering to the end, will be saved.

One grand indicator that the antichrist spirit is at work is the lack of genuine, godly love.  How do we know when True Love is at work?

 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a International Children’s Bible (ICB)

Love is patient and kind.

Love is not jealous, it does not brag, and it is not proud.

Love is not rude, is not selfish, and does not become angry easily.

Love does not remember wrongs done against it.

Love takes no pleasure in evil, but rejoices over the truth.

Love patiently accepts all things.

It always trusts, always hopes, and always continues strong.

Love never ends.

Remember, people of God, our God IS Love; He and His Word and Holy Spirit are ONE, They never contradict Themselves (1 John 4:8; 1 John 5:7).  He, by His own volition, binds Himself to and operates in alignment with His Word (Hebrews 6:17-20). Even in that, He is Sovereign and the Only Righteous Judge, capable of overriding His Word, with the strategies and exceptions for the greater good (i.e. He allowed the shedding of blood of animals to cover the sins of humanity; He then allowed the death and shedding of the blood of His Only Begotten Son to settle the sin, satan, and evil matter completely and finally).  Our God IS God; we need only agree wholeheartedly with Him! HIS TRUTH MUST COME TO PASS! Our God’s Word does not return to Him void and non-productive (Isaiah 55:11).

CHECK THE FRUIT

Matthew 7:15-17 (NIV) 15 “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.

 Our God teaches us to identify the nature of all spirits by the fruit they bear.  Let us examine our own lives to discover all areas that we have not made Jesus The Christ Lord.  Let us diligently and consistently confront, bind, and cast out all spirits that oppose our God’s nature, character, will, way, authority, and power.  Let us follow the example of our Standard, Jesus The Christ.

Watchmen, we must test every spirit, knowing who our Christ is.

Watchmen, Do not Fear the Shaking!

Fellow servants of our God, I sit here thinking about the recent event in Hawaii.  I found it very interesting that while in prayer (prior to this event), our Heavenly Father’s Holy Spirit made a deliberate point to speak to every evil eternal, declaring every wicked plan and device sent against God’s people terminated and returned to its sender.  I spoke to the evil eternals in every place, and to all spirits moving contrary to the mind and will of our God.  The situation in Hawaii was foreknown by our God, and the work of a demonically influenced human; satan had a plan.  Our God waylaid and exposed it; now we know the human alert system works (Romans 8:28-29)!

WHO ARE THE ETERNALS?

Watchmen all over the world, we must understand eternals are all spirits who were originally created to enjoy eternal life (an everlasting connection to our God): (1) Humans are eternal spirit beings created for eternal connection to our God; (2) The angelic host was created to be eternally connected to God (including Lucifer, until iniquity was found in his heart (Isaiah 14:11-15; Ezekiel 28:12-19); he rebelled and took one-third of the angelic host with him (Revelation 12:4).

Watchmen, we must understand, satan and his wicked spirit cohorts are already dead (eternally separated from our God).   Human life was infected and afflicted through satan’s deception and sin; if we do not repent of sin, renounce darkness, and sincerely embrace God’s work in and through Jesus The Christ as our own, we suffer the similar fate (eternal separation from God, Who IS Life, which IS eternal death and damnation). It is our job to separate humanity from the power of satan, through decree, declaration, and intercession, from our place of anointing in Jesus The Christ!

OUR GOD IS YET SPEAKING!

All eternals, whether good or evil, are subject to our God.  He has already declared His heart, mind and will; His Word shall not return to Him void and unfulfilled:

Hebrews 12:26-28 (TLB) 26 When He spoke from Mount Sinai His voice shook the earth, but, “Next time,” He says, “I will not only shake the earth but the heavens too.”  27 By this He means that He will sift out everything without solid foundations so that only unshakable things will be left.  28 Since we have a Kingdom nothing can destroy, let us please God by serving Him with thankful hearts and with holy fear and awe.

Beloved watchmen, this incident serves as a warning to every fence-riding Christian, all over the world!  It is also serves as a warning as those who are rejecting the true Gospel of Jesus The Christ!  Our God, His Holy Spirit and the bride are crying,

“Give your life to Jesus The Christ, today.  Commit fully so that your

name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.”

Watchmen, when a human spirit is born again in Christ with understanding, death is no longer frightening, nor is it an immobilizing threat; he is the spirit usher that takes us from this third-dimension life, into the very presence of our Beloved Father and His Christ.  Fear not death; do not fear those who want to kill the body, they can do no more after that; fear our God who has the authority and power to kill the body and cast us into hell eternal (Luke 12:4-5).  Continue to work the works of a watchman of the Most-High God; do not fear the shaking.

Watchmen all over the world, allow the Holy Spirit who roots the heart and mind of our God and His Christ in us, to go deeper.  Let the Holy Spirit (who roots His faith in our hearts) connect His faith in our hearts.  Let the Holy Spirit (who roots His Love in our hearts) connect His Love in our hearts.  Let the Holy Spirit who roots in grace in hearts and lives, connect His grace in our hearts and lives.  Let us stand together trusting our God to keep us and His promises!

Watchmen, reject all fear of the unknown; do not be moved by what you see, hear, feel, think… contrary to what our God has declared.  Understand that our God explained all that is to come in His Word (the Scripture); He spoke His mind and revealed His heart, authority, and power in Jesus The Christ.  Reject fear because it is the spirit of false evidence appearing realsatan is an untrustworthy governor and the father of lies.  Reject the threats and empty promises; reject the suspicions! Our God has already spoken His mind, heart, and will; no one and nothing can usurp His authority and Truth!

Trust Him to keep us and His promises!

RESPECT OUR GOD; CONTINUE TO WATCH AND PRAY

Watchmen all over the world, reject all fear, but the reverent respect our God deserves! Continue to look for His hand moving in the spirit and in the land of the living.  Continue to listen for His mind, and will!  Continue to decree and declare what you see and hear with His heart, as instructed and empowered by His Holy Spirit. 

Watchmen, do not fear the shaking!

Remember Who Your Heavenly Father and His Christ are!

Remember who He has made us and remember His promises!

Psalm 91 (AMPC)

 1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most-High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty, Whose power no foe can withstand.  2 I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I confidently trust!

For then He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.  4 Then He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings shall you trust and find refuge; His truth and His faithfulness are a shield and a buckler.

5 You shall not be afraid of the terror of the night, nor of the arrow (the evil plots and slanders of the wicked) that flies by day, 6 Nor of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor of the destruction and sudden death that surprise and lay waste at noonday.

7 A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not come near you. 8 Only a spectator shall you be (yourself inaccessible in the secret place of the Most High) as you witness the reward of the wicked.

9 Because you have made the Lord your refuge, and the-Most High your dwelling place, 10 There shall no evil befall you, nor any plague or calamity come near your tent. 11 For He will give His angels especial charge over you to accompany and defend and preserve you in all your ways of obedience and service.  12 They shall bear you up on their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone. 13 You shall tread upon the lion and adder; the young lion and the serpent shall you trample underfoot.

14 Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name (has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness; trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never).

15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.  16 With long life will I satisfy him and show him My salvation.

 HALLELUJAH!

Watchmen, do not fear the shaking! Stay on your post!

 Even so, come Lord Jesus!  We trust You Heavenly Father!

In Jesus name, we pray.  Amen and amen!