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WHAT IF YOU ARE YOUR BROTHER’S KEEPER? —READING THE BOOK OF JONAH ON Yom Kippur

SEPTEMBER 27TH – DAY OF ATONEMENT – on the 10th Day of the Year 5781

Reorient Yourself, Return, Recover, and Reposition Yourself for A New Beginning…

The Book of Jonah is one of my most favorite Books of the Bible. Probably because it’s so misunderstood.

In a few Christian circles, the Book of Jonah is often thought about as a biblical fairytale, a bible story of sorts. Jonah in the belly of the whale, building a fire and camping out until he decided to take up the mission he was asked to perform and GOD released him.

But there is much more to this teaching…

On Yom Kippur, the Book of Jonah is read in order to help us reorient ourselves back toward GOD. It is a splendid tool to help us reassess and reevaluate where we are spiritually. Are we on board with the things of GOD or just giving lip service?

Are we willing to follow the plan of GOD, or just do the pieces and parts of the job that suits our sensibilities? Just how much dying to self are we prepared to do?

The world may show little love toward us and our loved ones, the world is harsh and can be so very difficult and destructive… but are we still willing to love the world despite all of the wrongs that have been done to us?

Spiritually, what happens when we blame GOD for the ills of the world? Is there any damage? What happens spiritually, to us and/or the world, when we disobey GOD?

Jonah’s one act of obedience was able to save a nation. How much more, could our one act of disobedience, deny salvation to the nations?

What if you are your brother’s keeper?

Tomorrow, please read these 4 chapters in the Book of Jonah and mediate on the WORD. Examine the Book again in light of these questions above & below and discover a brand new depth of knowledge about yourself and the Book of Jonah.

  • How was Jonah introduced to us in scripture?
    • How did Jonah introduce himself to the men aboard ship with him?
  • How do you think GOD would introduce you to the world?
    • How would you introduce yourself?
    • Have you ever introduced yourself by your spiritual identity to anyone?
    • Have you ever considered it?
  • What was the turning point for Jonah? What made him decide to come up out from the belly of the whale?
  • What makes you decide to come back from a crisis?
  • Have you ever made camp in a bad situation? A situation of your own design or created by your own decision?
  • What fueled Jonah’s transition from the whale, and back into the world?
    • How did Jonah make it back?
    • Was Jonah ever in the belly of a whale?
  • Is there any point in time in the message that you detect that Jonah’s soul is in Jeopardy?
    • Remember Rule #1: Always keep your eyes on what is happening to the soul.
  • Is it alright for GOD to forgive those that you have not forgiven?
    • or to forgive those who you refuse to forgive?
    • Should GOD only forgive those that you feel are worthy of forgiveness?
  • If you were a prophet of GOD like Jonah, and GOD asked you to go to your worse enemy (the person or persons that have done you the greatest damage) in order to give them a Prophetic Word from Him, how long would do you think it would take you to comply?
    • I would do it immediately, without question; It would take me a few days… ; It would take me a while… ; or I don’t see myself doing it at all…
  • Who are you most reluctant to forgive?
    • Think personally, communally, globally
  • Have you forgiven those that have done you the most harm? Are you willing to?
  • Do you believe that unforgiveness damages the soul?
    • What damage can unforgiveness do to a soul?
    • What has unforgiveness done to your soul?
    • What damage did you see happening to Jonah?
  • How would it affect you if your mortal enemy heard the Word of GOD and responded with greater faith than your own people? or even you?
  • How would it affect you if your mortal enemy heard you preaching the Word of GOD and knew GOD was speaking, inspite of your resentment toward them?
  • What reason could there possibly be for GOD to extend blessings and opportunity for life,
    • to those that oppress you?
    • to those that have hurt you? or to those that have power over you?
  • Should you plead the cause of the unrighteous?
  • In the end of the Book, Jonah found himself in a place where he refused to forgive. The Assyrians had committed such atrocities to his people, he could not muster an ounce of love for this neighbor.
    • Do you only love the loveable?
    • Are you capable of having compassion on the unloveable?
    • How best can you demonstrate love for the unlovely?
  • We say/teach that GOD is love and that our faith is built on love… GOD says if we love Him, we must walk in love with others…
    • What must die/live in us for us to walk in love with those that hate us without a cause?
    • Is it possible to have enough compassion for those that hate us or mistreat us, that we can still minister to them the Word of GOD, in such a way that they will only see Him? Hear Him? Respond to His Word?
  • Does the prophet of GOD need salvation?
    • Or just the enemies of GOD?
  • Does the prophet of GOD need one time salvation?
    • or ongoing salvation?
  • Jonah realized that he was just unwilling to forgive the Assyrians?
    • What damage did he do to his own soul?
  • What do you think caused the Assyrians to hear the prophet of GOD, and believe the Word he spoke and turn toward GOD?
    • What will it take for your enemies on earth to look past you and actually hear the Word of GOD?
  • In the beginning of the book, Jonah sat down in the belly of a “prophetic” whale… in the end of the book, Jonah sat down under a gourd.
    • Jonah is delivered from the whale, but not the gourd. Why? What’s the distinction between the two?
    • In the end, did Jonah lose his salvation?
    • Was Jonah so resentful and so angry with GOD for having brought the Word of deliverance and redemption to his enemy that he could not move forward anymore?
  • Is GOD allowed to forgive your enemies?
  • Is it possible that Jonah could only follow GOD so far, and no further?
    • Was Jonah only willing to follow GOD as long as he agreed with His Choices?
    • or as long as he (Jonah) was serving those that he wanted to serve?
  • What damage will unforgiveness, anger, resentment, disappointment, etc do to your soul?
  • Why do you think Jonah would not repent of his spiritual condition and move forward?
  • What has the power to stop you from releasing your burdens to GOD and asking for forgiveness?
  • Who is entitled to the Word of GOD and His forgiveness?
    • …only those that you approve of?
    • or can GOD offer forgiveness to whomever He sees fit, without your pre-approval?
    • Do all the nations belong to GOD, or just the ones we like?
  • What is the one thing that can restore your soul back to its perfect spiritual condition??

These are just some of the questions the arise from the Book of Jonah. GOD provided answers to them all, in 4 brief, yet all inclusive chapters.

I urge everyone who reads this post, to take the time tomorrow and re-read the book of Jonah for the answers that are on the page and inside of you. After all, you are a living epistle of GOD.

What shall the Spirit of GOD write about you next year?

What shall you write of GOD & Man next year?

Don’t Allow This Year to be Sealed in Unforgiveness… The Choice is Yours Alone!

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PSALM 27: for September 27th, YOM KIPPUR

SUNDAY, September 27th, 2020 (5781) is Holy Ground! Yom Kippur has been separated and consecrated just for you.

What if there were just one day a year that the LORD wanted to rehearse your deliverance in the ears of and in the sight of the enemy! A day GOD wanted to remind the enemy of who you are to HIM? A day that would set the tone for your whole entire new year?

Would GOD Set Aside One Day Each Year to Remind You, the entire Spirit Realm and The World at Large, that You Are Holy Unto Him?

What if there was one day in the entire year, one day in 365 days, where Your Heavenly Father set an appointment with you for deliverance?

Not a day to debate whether or not you are already saved, sanctified and delivered, but something more…

If there was one day a year, that GOD would absolutely forbid any accusations whatsoever to be leveled against you?

One day each year that GOD accepts your heart felt repentance. A day above and beyond all the legalities of our faith and all the justified claims against us?

What if there was one day in the entire year that the accuser of the brethren had no right to speak up at all, and he knew it. One day so holy, that the LORD refuses to hear any accusations, charges, judgements whatsoever, no criticisms of you of any kind…. Would you step into that day?

Yom Kippur is that day. That set apart day… above all other days of the year… a divine appointment, in which GOD would wake you up and greet you with words, so sweet as to say…

“I know the thoughts that I think toward you, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”

God only requires that we proclaim His Holy Seasons.

Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders You have done, and the plans You have for us–none can compare to You– if I would proclaim and declare of them, they are more than could be numbered.

Every day of the year, but one… ha’satan seeks to cast accusations against you, to find fault, to kill, steal and destroy, even your very name and reputation before GOD.

On Yom Kippur, One day per year, that is so Holy before GOD, the enemy has no voice, no right, no standing to accuse, ridicule, or cast judgements.

On Yom Kippur, all charges are dropped in the Heavenly Court, all evil decrees are annulled.

Psalm 27 for Sunday, September 27th — the Day of Atonement

Proclaim this Day as Your Divine Appointment… Holy Unto the LORD

The Lord is my light (Rosh Hashana) and my salvation (Yom Kippur); whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of ; of whom shall I be afraid

When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this (ha’zote) will I be confident.

One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.

For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.

Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.

When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek.

Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.

10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up.

11 Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.

12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.

13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

14 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.

This third I will bring through the fire; I will refine them like silver and test them like gold. They will call on My name, and I will answer them. I will say, ‘They are My people,’ and they will say, ‘The LORD is our God.'” Zechariah 13:9

AMEN & Amen

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ELUL, THE 29th DAY OF PRAYER, 5780

Rosh Hashanah 5781 – Dwelling in the Secret Place of the Most High

Rosh Hashanah September 18, 2020 is The Beginning of Your Sacred Journey into 5781. How excellent is it that we usher in the Eve of Rosh Hashanah with Psalms 91!

September 17th: READING & PRAYING PSALMS 91-97

Ref: ELUL, OUR 29 DAY BANQUET OF PRAYER… TO HONOR THE KING OF GLORY! ELUL, The Month of The Search… Praying The Lord’s Prayer IN HEBREW & ENGLISH

PSALM 91

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

Terror (pakh-ad) is disaster, We chose to fill our hearts with faith instead of fear. It’s a choice.

The arrow divides (khaw-tsats), and cuts in two.

Attacks are design to divide and conquer, husbands from wives, brother from sister, friend from neighbors, on every imaginable platform.

GOD says not to operate in fear. In fact, ‘fear not’ appears

Biblegateway.com shows us that the words, ‘fear not’ appears 170 times in the KJV.

The concept of fear is addressed over 500 times.

GOD is very serious about us NOT operating in the spirit of fear!

Fear disrupts our peace and impairs our ability to flow in the things GOD. Fear produces torment and manifest in faulty thinking.

Fear paralyzes, solves absolutely no problems and births out bigger giants that are much harder to fight than fear itself.

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18

“Shouldn’t I be worried, or afraid?”

Our level of love will only take us so far. Let difficulty arise, hardship in relationships, distress, pain, conflict, etc. and relationships of every kind are in danger of crumbling. It takes another level of love to get through it.

Love can only be made perfect through a relationship with GOD. We can hit a brick wall, operating in our level of love, and cry out, “I’m done!” The quality of love is so fragile, when handled with unskilled hands and limited by our own thoughts, ways and devices.

Once we hit a wall with our capacity to love… we are done. It takes the love of GOD in you to help you break through the walls and move forward. This is called dying to self…

When you’re sick of love, tired of love, broken by love, have no more love left inside you, anywhere… only the love of GOD can break you out of this cycle.

This is how you will know…

that you have been made perfect in GOD’s Love...

Should you ever have to endure a future crisis (GOD forbid), but if you do, another problem, complication, situation, instead of being afraid, you will find instead, that you can’t find any fear in you. You will search yourself for fear, and won’t find any at all.

Let’s start over…

Psalm 91

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

pestilence (words that speak forth death & destruction, words that are like a plague to your spirit, speech that operates like a plague, words that cut off, destroy…)

waste (devastate, ruin, deals violently with…)

A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

Christians are quick to rejoice over grace and being free from commandments. But it’s observing and obeying GOD’s commandments that bring for the blessing. Yes, we are saved by grace. But in the present state of our enjoyment of grace, we have done more harm to our soul because we operate (as a community as a whole) in a constant state of privilege and disobedience.

We love to claim grace as if that absolves us of our behavior problems. Grace with no rules of behavior is dangerous.

The commandments show us how to get back to GOD and holiness. When we face ourselves in the mirror and deal with all of our compromise and complacency, we need a few commandments to reorient, retrain our spirit — we need discipline.

An undisciplined spirit, a spirit that makes excuses for our behavior- needs a few commandments to get back on the right track.

Some want to argue denominational teachings and legalism. This is not going to help a spiritual ailment. GOD is not denominational. Man invented that to separate, cut off, limit, prohibit, segregate, beliefs and create further distance between mankind. (I know this is radical, but bear with me).

I said before… as you study the WORD of GOD…to keep your eyes on what is happening to the soul. Our legalistic and separatist attitudes are corrupting our souls, and our world.

We see the damage in the world, but we act as if our souls are unharmed. They are not.

We are spiritual creatures first. We just can’t keep that in the forefront of our brains and go outside and live with each other.

Don’t Fear a Commandment, Embrace them. Grace will still be there. It’s more important to get our spirit in line with the image and likeness of GOD.

This is a personal spiritual soul searching issue, not a denominational one.

Love thy neighbor is the culmination of the commandments, the torah, the teachings, etc.

But if we have no sense of direction in how to accomplish that, the commandments are invaluable guideposts. i.e., don’t sever your connection with the erroneously labeled, “Old Testament”, The torah, the Hebrew Scriptures are LIFE and GODLINESS. There is nothing OLD or outdated in them.

12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

Draw Closer to GOD and He will Draw Closer to You.

Tomorrow is the Eve of Rosh Hashanah. GOD’s New Year. GOD said to proclaim it throughout your generations, before there was such a thing as denominations. All our work in prayer means nothing, if we still enter the New Year according to GOD’s Calendar, with the same old attitudes and behaviors we came into the year with last year.

The Church has so much power to transform!

ELUL, is about Elevation and Transformation. Transcend denomination… transform your denomination into inclusiveness, kindness, forgiveness, love, oneness with GOD and Man.

Our faith is for everyone, our prayers are for everyone, our love is for everyone.

I know how hard it is to love the lovable and the unloveable. I have my issues too. I can be perfectly holy all day, as long as I don’t go outside, don’t talk to anyone I meet, and don’t take any phone calls.

Once I walk outside those doors, holiness is quite the challenge. Without a prayer life and a relationship with the LORD, only self would be with me on the other side of that door… and that is not a good idea.

Whatever you decide, know that I am praying for you and your household and will all year long. I speak blessings over all the nations that are represented on this blog, and those who are not. I give thanks for your lives.

As I pray for you this year, I will call you each by one name… aw’nah

It means to answer, to respond, to pay attention, to testify, to give account, to witness…

We were all created to be an answer in the earth. I pray we save, raise and nourish as many answers as we can.

I pray that we each bring solutions and benefits to each other. I pray we honor GOD in every conversation and every interaction. I pray that we lead with compassion, empathy and love.

LORD, I speak to the next 365 days, may they serve the people of GOD and lead your people to salvation. May we each walk on the high places of the earth, may we be in constant remembrance that we are spirit first, then flesh. May our spirits rule over our flesh this year as never before, and cause us to build, edify and encourage each other. May GOD rule above our legalistic mindsets (wherever that remains in us) and may we each set GOD’s WORD, His Way and His Thoughts above all the traditions of man. May we cast off and cast down all shackles that limit, divide, cause adversity, cast down all destructive words, language and thoughts.

May we each serve the One True GOD of Love, Kindness, Compassion, Empathy, Healing and Hope…

May we each strive to excel in at least One aspect of Your Character and Nature this Year!

I chose healing through prayer.

AMEN & Amen.

  • WELCOME TO Rosh Hashanah!

ELUL, THE 28th DAY OF PRAYER ~~ GOD look upon the Face of Your Anointed…

Remember me, O my God, for good! Neh. 13:31

September 16th: READING & PRAYING PSALMS 84-90

PSALM 84

Ref: ELUL, OUR 29 DAY BANQUET OF PRAYER… TO HONOR THE KING OF GLORY! ELUL, The Month of The Search… Praying The Lord’s Prayer IN HEBREW & ENGLISH

How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lordof hosts!

To truly be content and at peace, human beings find fulfillment in the presence of GOD.

My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.

Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my King, and my God.

It’s human nature to return to the place where you have kept those things most precious to you. Where do you keep those things that are most precious to you? And those treasures that were born out of your relationship with GOD… Where do you go to find them? Where do you go to connect with GOD again? to be close to Him again? Where are the treasures that you nurtured in your relationship with GOD?

Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah.

Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.

Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools.

The valley of Baca is the valley of thorns… There in that dry place you will dig deep until water is found! Until the anointing breaks forth! There is adversity on the path to find GOD. You will encounter it. Anticipate resistance. Overcome it, and your blessings will be cloaked by the rain… expect the abundance of rain…

They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.

Adversity only makes you stronger… sharper, purer…better… You are well able to take the territory… each day you draw closer to GOD, closer to His image and likeness, each day you take on His character and nature, each day you embrace humility, kindness, compassion, each day that you do whatever good, that is in your power to do.

O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.

Look daily for the MESSIAH to appear in your life… in your circumstances… Invite the spirit of GOD into every hard place, dry place, or good place… expect His arrival daily… be consciously aware of His Presence. Orient yourself toward the presence of GOD daily… You will hone your expertise in these matters and reap bountiful spiritual rewards.

Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed.

10 For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.

11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

GOD will provide the Good, and Good will overtake you on the way that you go.

12 O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.

May you live.. produce and reproduce life… life that contains the potential to produce more life.. May the seed that is in itself, produce seed after it’s own kind… Good seed.. that nourishes and lives to inspire others to create something, unique… something better than ever before…

Fruit is being gathered all the time, not just fruit here on earth, but spiritual fruit… Your fruit is being placed in baskets and being presented before the LORD. Fruit that is large, vivid, surreal and exquisitely perfect. Your spiritual fruit is being harvested, inspected for quality, character, nature and sound—ness. May GOD give you an understanding mind (a.k.a, a hearing heart) to hear and discern between the good and the evil (1 Kings 3:9).

I pray that you reap a bountiful harvest this season!

AMEN & Amen.

  • PSALMS 91-98 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17

ELUL, THE 27th DAY OF PRAYER

Your faith is worth more than gold
~ 1 Peter 1:7

September 15th: READING & PRAYING PSALMS 77-83

Ref: ELUL, OUR 29 DAY BANQUET OF PRAYER… TO HONOR THE KING OF GLORY! ELUL, The Month of The Search… Praying The Lord’s Prayer IN HEBREW & ENGLISH

PSALM 77

 I cried unto GOD with my voice, even unto GOD with my voice; and he gave ear unto me.

In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.

I remembered GOD, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.

Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak.

I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times.

I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.

Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more?

Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth his promise fail for evermore?

Hath GOD forgotten to be gracious? hath He in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.

10 And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High.

11 I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.

12 I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.

13 Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a GOD as our GOD?

14 Thou art the GOD that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people.

15 Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.

16 The waters saw thee, O GOD, the waters saw thee; they were afraid: the depths also were troubled.

17 The clouds poured out water: the skies sent out a sound: thine arrows also went abroad.

18 The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook.

19 Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.

20 Thou leddest thy people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

AMEN & Amen.

  • PSALMS 84-90 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 16
  • PSALMS 91-98 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17

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ELUL, THE 26th DAY OF PRAYER

Lord Do Not Delay! Send Help From The Sanctuary…

Lord, we ask for mercy on all those who hate, with a baseless hatred. Pursue them with the power of love. Send Your angels to chase them, apprehend them, bring them into a place of repentance, seeking Your Face and ready to do Your Will.

Give them the courage to lay down their weapons, loose them from every manipulating controlling spirit that leads them down the path of self-destruction, give them the strength to surrender themselves to Your Heavenly Court, surrender to
You first… to bow down and deliver themselves in to Your Hands for justice. Amen.

September 14th: READING & PRAYING PSALMS 70-76

Ref: ELUL, OUR 29 DAY BANQUET OF PRAYER… TO HONOR THE KING OF GLORY! ELUL, The Month of The Search… Praying The Lord’s Prayer IN HEBREW & ENGLISH

PSALM 70

Hasten, O God, to save me;
    come quickly, Lord, to help me. May those who want to take my life
    be put to shame and confusion;
may all who desire my ruin
    be turned back in disgrace.

May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!”
    turn back because of their shame.

But may all who seek you
    rejoice and be glad in you;

may those who long for your saving help always say,
    “The Lord is great!” But as for me, I am poor and needy;
    come quickly to me, O God.

You are my help and my deliverer;
    Lord, do not delay.

AMEN & Amen.

  • PSALMS 77-83 TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 15
  • PSALMS 84-90 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 16
  • PSALMS 91-98 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17

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ELUL, THE 25th DAY OF PRAYER

Lord, Perfect Our Prayers….

… even as they are in route to You now, before Your Throne.

September 13th: READING & PRAYING PSALMS 64-70

Ref: ELUL, OUR 29 DAY BANQUET OF PRAYER… TO HONOR THE KING OF GLORY! ELUL, The Month of The Search… Praying The Lord’s Prayer IN HEBREW & ENGLISH

PSALM 64

Hear me, my God, as I voice my complaint;
    protect my life from the threat of the enemy.

Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked,
    from the plots of evildoers.
They sharpen their tongues like swords
    and aim cruel words like deadly arrows.
They shoot from ambush at the innocent;
    they shoot suddenly, without fear.

They encourage each other in evil plans,
    they talk about hiding their snares;
    they say, “Who will see it[b]?”
They plot injustice and say,
    “We have devised a perfect plan!”
    Surely the human mind and heart are cunning.

But God will shoot them with his arrows;
    they will suddenly be struck down.
He will turn their own tongues against them
    and bring them to ruin;
    all who see them will shake their heads in scorn.
All people will fear;
    they will proclaim the works of God
    and ponder what he has done.

10 The righteous will rejoice in the Lord
    and take refuge in him;
    all the upright in heart will glory in him!

AMEN & Amen.

  • PSALMS 70-76 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14
  • PSALMS 77-83 TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 15
  • PSALMS 84-90 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 16
  • PSALMS 91-98 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17

ELUL, THE 24th DAY OF PRAYER, AGAIN…

Too Late! …I’M ALREADY ANOINTED!

Beloved, whenever you find yourself in a dry and thirsty land, a place where there is no anointing…. a place where “no water is”… Lift up your hands and call on My Name… Remind Your enemy, that YOU Have ALREADY BEEN ANOINTED… YOU CARRY MY ANOINTING WITH YOU, WHEREVER YOU GO… And know that I will come to you speedily, and place My Name where you stand. I am close, I am easily found, and I am kind to the Righteous.

September 12th: READING & PRAYING PSALMS 57-63

Ref: ELUL, OUR 29 DAY BANQUET OF PRAYER… TO HONOR THE KING OF GLORY! ELUL, The Month of The Search… Praying The Lord’s Prayer IN HEBREW & ENGLISH

PSALM 63

O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;

To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.

Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.

Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.

My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:

Praising You LORD, is more satisfying that the foods I crave or the luxurious meals or even the bread I look forward to…

When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.

Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.

My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.

If I could cling to You the day long, I would… but I am not as steadfast as I desire to be. Yet, LORD, I return to You multiple times in the day… My soul follows hard after Your Presence.

But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.

They go to the lowest lengths to seek my soul, to drive any wedge they can between Your WORD and my faith in You.

10 They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.

But, I am ALREADY ANOINTED…. They have lost, and their cause has Already failed. I leave all those that would come against me, in Your Hands.

11 But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.

AMEN & Amen.

  • PSALMS 64-70 SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13
  • PSALMS 70-76 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14
  • PSALMS 77-83 TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 15
  • PSALMS 84-90 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 16
  • PSALMS 91-98 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17