“And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand.
And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live.
And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.” Acts 28:3-5
Decree for You
My beloved. Though you be attacked by evil intending to take your life, you will in no wise suffer harm. You will be saved from deadly attempts on your life. God’s protection will locate you and your family. I decree and declare you will walk away and your enemies will be amazed in Jesus’ mighty name.
“Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil, my cup runneth over.” 〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️Psalms. 23:5〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️
My Beloved. This week heaven will open and there will be showers of blessings for you and your family. The good LORD will grant you grace to rejoice and supply your needs beyond your expectations. God will satisfy your soul with His Goodness and Mercy and put an end to all forms of struggle in your life, in Jesus’ Mighty Name—it is well with you. Good morning happy Wednesday and happy new week.
“And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.” Genesis: 32:28.
No More Failure
My Beloved. It doesn’t matter the battles you are fighting right now, as the LORD liveth, you shall prevail over them. I decree and declare into your life, no more defeat, no more failure, no more disappointment and no more toiling without results, God Almighty will visit you in a way you never imagined, it is well with you in Jesus’ Mighty Name. Good morning and happy Monday.
A prophet has a close relationship with God who reveals to them the desires of his heart. Amos 3:7. The prophet sees events and people from God’s perspective, not from a human point of view.
Being in such a close relationship and close communication with God, the prophet often feels God’s grief over his peoples rebellion and sin. The prophet understands God’s purpose, plans and desires many times better than anyone else, which means that he or she also experience God’s emotions and responses. The prophet not only hears God’s voice but also feels God’s heart. Jeremiah 6:11, 15:16-17; 20:9.
Like God, the prophet deeply loves God’s people. When the people hurt, the prophet feels deep pain (See the book of Lamentations.) A true prophet wants God’s best for them -Ezekiel 18:23, which means faithfully delivering messages that offer warnings and correction as well as words of hope, comfort and encouragement.
The prophet knows that it is always best for the people to have complete trust and loyalty to God. For this reason, this servant warns them not to depend on human wisdom, wealth, power or false gods -Jeremiah 8:9-10; Hosea 10:13-14; Amos 6:8.. The prophets continually urge the people to live by God’s standards and covenant requirements in order to enjoy God’s freedom and benefits.
The prophet is extremely sensitive to sin and evil -Jeremiah 2:12–13, 19; 25:3–7; Amos 8:4–7; Micah 3:8, which means that he or she is impatient with cruelty, crime, immorality and injustice. What might appear to most people as just a slight deviation from God‘s law is seen as a disaster by the prophet. He has little tolerance for moral and spiritual compromise, complacency, hypocrisy and excuses -Isaiah 32:11; Jeremiah 6:20; 7:8–15, 21-23; Amos 4:1; 6:1. Many times better than anyone else, the prophet shares God’s love of righteousness and goodness and God’s hatred of wickedness and evil -Hebrew 1:9.
The prophet constantly challenges people for their lack of spirituality and tries desperately to encourage true obedience to God’s law. The prophet is dedicated totally to God, hating half-hearted commitments and demanding complete faithfulness to God.
The prophet has a vision for the future. Sometimes it is expressed in predictions of disaster and destruction -Isaiah 63:1-6; Jeremiah 11:22-23; 13:15–21; Ezekiel 14:12-21; Amos 5:16-20, 27.
Finally, the prophet is often a person of loneliness and sorrow Jeremiah 14:17-18; 20:14-18; Amos 7:10-13; Jonah 3-4.. Prophets are often persecuted by godly leaders and mistreated by false prophets who are predicting peace, prosperity and security for rebellious people -Jeremiah 15:15; 20:1-6; 26:8-11; Amos 5:10; Matthew 23:29–30 36; Acts 7:51-53.
These are some of the main characteristics of a prophet or prophetess.
In the book of Matthew, we read about sheep and goats.
The core message of the Parable of the Sheep and Goats is that God’s people will love others. Good works will result from our relationship to the Shepherd. Followers of Christ will treat others with kindness, serving them as if they were serving Christ Himself. The unregenerate live in the opposite manner. While “goats” can indeed perform acts of kindness and charity, their hearts are not right with God, and their actions are not for the right purpose – to honor and worship God.
I submit to you, the division we are seeing is the result of these two groups being diametrically opposed to one another. The current crises have drawn a line in the sand and are showing who are His and who are not.
Jesus said in Matthew 10:34:
“Do not assume that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.”
There should NEVER be ‘peace’ with darkness. There SHOULD BE DIVISION of light and dark.
“What fellowship does light have with darkness?” 2 Corinthians 6:14
Rather than focusing on this ‘division’ and saying it’s ‘bad,’ we need to FOCUS on the people who do not know Christ and who need us to show THEM the love of God.
There are so many opportunities to do this in so many ways.
Read the rest of Mathew to see the many ways we can reach people for God:
“34 Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
The book of James says:
“Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” 1:27
Don’t worry about the false anxiety of division. True unity is also happening. Praise God for it. He keeps us on track. Give people to God when you have to, but don’t feel obligated to try and ‘fix’ them. The Holy Spirit can work on peoples’ hearts. Keep praying for them while asking Him to send you those you CAN minister to. Let’s keep about our Father’s business and don’t waste precious time on ‘divisions.’