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May the Light so Shine

As the people of God assemble today may they let their light shine so that others are encouraged and strengthened by the Light of the world (Jn.8:12) that dwells in them and may they let that light shine in the week to come wherever they go and whatever they do. Matt.5:16,TPT—“So don’t hide your light! Let it shine brightly before others, so that your commendable works will shine as light upon them, and then they will give their praise to your Father in heaven.”
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The Season for New Languages

It is the season for people of God to learn new languages that will serve them to be profitable to themselves and others. They will learn the languages of finance, politics, technology and diplomacy. The sons of Issachar knew what Israel ought to do for the times (1Chron.12:32). They knew the language of finance, politics and science. They were, therefore, profitable to their family, tribe and nation in the midst of what Israel was up against. There is an Issachar enabling for God’s people in this time of history.   (martygabler.com)

The Statement of Agreement

Kathy — Thy Kingdom come . . . This is a statement of agreement that Father’s order and government should and is coming into manifestation, and that this earthly domain should reflect the Father’s.  This is what a son prays when he/she understands the power of agreement. 

What a Day Can Hold

From a spontaneous song Melissa sang:
“You don’t understand what a day can hold. With each breath you take things can change.  You don’t understand what this day can hold.  With the next breath you take life can change. With each step you take won’t you expect the impossible? Won’t you expect the answer? Don’t you understand that a day sits in the palm of His hand? With each breath you take life can change.  So, won’t you get ready for the impossible atMSG Rise Up your door? Because each day sits in the palm of His hand and there’s nothing outside of His grasp, nothing too far for His eyes to see.”

Joy in Our Labors

The time of sorrow and lamenting in labor is past for many of God’s people  (whosever will) in this season. Eph.2:10,Amp—“For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us].”  ICor.15:58,Amp—“Therefore, my beloved brothers and sisters, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord [always doing your best and doing more than is needed], being continually aware that your labor [even to the point of exhaustion] in the Lord is not futile nor wasted [it is never without purpose].”  Ps.92:4,Amp—“For You, O Lord, have made me glad by Your works; At the works of Your hands I joyfully sing.”

It is the will of Jehovah God that His people find joy in their labors. “Blessed is everyone who fears and worships the Lord… For you shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; happy shall you be and it shall be well with you.”(Ps128:1-2) People of God will inherit the labors of other nations. “He brought forth His people with joy…and gave them the lands of the nations and they reaped the fruits of those peoples’ labor, that they might observe His statutes.” (Ps.105:43-45) The people of God are not for the shame of His embarrassment but are for the praise of His glory. (Isa.60:21; Eph1:12) Labor with wisdom and invest with wisdom.

Hallowed be Thy Name

Kathy — Hallowed be Thy name . . . (Matt.10:9). You are holy.  I venerate Your name, knowing it represents all that You are, all Your authority and character.  Father, there is no other like You, nor can anyone else be called by Your Name.
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Counter, Control and Finish

Melissa — The initial hit you receive from the enemy might require you to go on the defense, but you never stay there.  I will explain this in a tactical way.  I took self-defense classes for a number of years. One of my instructors said, “We teach you to defend yourself one time.  We will never teach you to stay in a defensive position.  You must counter, control, and finish the fight.”  Well, my goodness.  What strategy!  After you defend yourself one time from your enemy’s attack you then strike back with the weapons and skill God has given you. You can’t stay just in the defensive position. You propel forward because He already set up your counter measures and you are well armed, and able!  What are your counter measures?  Number one: Scripture. Number two: your Holy Spirit-breathed prophetic words.  Other than that, whatever God has personally set up for you.  Ask Him to show you and open your eyes to see!  Don’t get bogged down in the fear of it. Look for His provision because it is already there. Isaiah 54:17 — “no weapon formed against you shall prosper” is not an afterthought.  It is solid forethought!

We Know Whom we Have Believed

As the people of God assemble today may they rejoice and be glad that they are not without hope, because they can confidently say, “I know Him [and I am personally acquainted with Him] whom I have believed [with absolute trust and confidence in Him and in the truth of His deity], and I am persuaded [beyond any doubt] that He is able to guard that which I have entrusted to Him until that day [when I stand before Him].” (2Tim.1:12,Amp)

Transformed Out of Hopelessness

Do not adopt the world’s sense of hopelessness. Their hopelessness does not take God’s love or miracles into account… but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Do not be held in the present circumstances that try to hold you in their grasp. Get into the Word and get God’s picture of things. Rom.12:2,TPT—“Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes.”