26 Sep R3 Alliance Online Prayer, THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES, Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Viewing The Future From The Past
James 5:7-8 NKJV
Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.
Isaiah 12:3 NKJV
Therefore with joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.
The Feast of Tabernacles is the seventh of the commanded feasts to be observed. It commemorates the 40 years of wanderings in the wilderness and provisions and “tabernacle of His presence”. Tabernacles symbolizes several things. It is a season of review and preview; it requires a reflection of how God came and what He did among His people, as it is a projection of the coming of Messiah’s Millennial Reign and the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. For the believer in Christ it is a picture of how, not only would God dwell among us, but that He would dwell in us making us the tabernacle of His Holy Spirit’s indwelling. This is also a prophetic glimpse of things to come fulfilling the 1,000-year reign of Christ on the earth. “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God… for the former things have passed away.” Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” (Rev. 21:3-5 NKJV)
History and Prophecy: Jesus our Messiah fulfilled the first tabernacle “Word became flesh and dwelt (tabernacle) among us.” (Jn, 1:14) But in the fullness of time Jesus will fulfill all Scripture and bring all things to fullness in restoration.
During the Feast there is what is called Simchat Torah (Rejoicing in the Word), when observant Jews would roll the scrolls up in their arms and dance and sing symbolizing the Scriptures restored. For in rolling the scrolls back they were rolling back the beginning—the Book of Genesis where it says, “In the beginning God. (Gen. 1:1) For us this is the fulfillment of In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God and the Word was God. (Jn. 1:1) Moreover, (Hebrews 10:7 Tree of Life Version) Behold, I come to do Your will O God (in the scroll of the book it is written of Him). Therefore, we roll back the scroll to begin again at the Eternal Word that framed the worlds –Where Jesus our Messiah is the Alpha and Omega of all things.
Our spiritual journey is set in cyclical seasons and appointed times. God’s calendar does more than testify of Messiah; it changes our lives; It is a cycle of sanctification that provides a pattern of growth for healthy discipleship. (Lancaster, Restoration) During these intended times and seasons we must “establish our hearts, for the coming of the LORD is at hand.” (Jam. 5;8) As humans, we tend to forget and our memories fade with time. Therefore, God gave us the Feasts forevermore to remember not to forget. This is important! By observing the Feasts, not only do they turn our eyes towards Yeshua, the Author and Finisher of our faith, they remind us: By doing what we are supposed to be doing, when God says do it, in each appointed season and assigned time, we position ourselves with patience for the precious fruit of the earth (Jam. 5:7) This is the season of:
- Financial breakthrough
- Health breaking forth
- Renewal and restoration breaking out
- A season of harvest and reaping answered prayers
Also, during the Feast of Tabernacles there is a custom known as “The Water Drawing Ceremony”: It has reference to celebration and rejoicing in the salvation of the Lord….With joy shall you draw from the wells of salvation. (Is. 12:3) The priest would lead a group to a nearby spring to draw water and bless it called “Mayim Chayim”. They had a procession back to the temple…and pour it on the altar as the people waved branches signifying “wind” as a second priest would blow the shophar. The symbolism is clear here. The water and wine speak of covenant, the wind of the Upper Room, and the sound of the shophar the voice of God.
We would be remised if we did not cite a powerful even that took place at the Feast of Tabernacles during Jesus’ ministry. On the last day, (8th day symbolizes harvest), that great day of the feast (Tabernacles), Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” This must have enraged the religious leaders for the very next morning they planned to ensnare Jesus in a trap. They brought a woman caught in adultery and set her in the midst of them. After their accusations and demand of stoning, the Scripture records that Jesus stooped down to the ground (“stooping” symbolizing grace that reaches down), and with His finger He wrote on the ground, as though He did not hear them, so they continued to asked, when He lifted Himself up and said, “He that is without sin among you, let him cast a stone at her. And again, (a second time) stooped down (in grace) and wrote on the ground. And when they heard it being convicted of their conscience went away leaving Jesus along with the woman. (Jn. 8:1-9)
Much speculation has been made about what Jesus wrote on the ground. The Feast of Tabernacles is observed by the reading of Jeremiah 17. The mystery of both, what the Pharisees and Scribes heard and saw Jesus writing, becomes most plausible as to what convicted their conscience and turned their condemnation. For Jeremiah 17:13 says, O Lord, the hope of Israel, All who forsake You shall be ashamed. “Those who depart from Me SHALL BE WRITTEN IN THE EARTH, because they have forsaken the LORD, THE FOUNTAIN OF LIVING WATERS. Jesus exposed the charade of their religious games and exposed their hearts for they were ashamed that they had forsaken the fountain of living waters—the very statement Jesus had made of Himself the night before—thus Jesus most likely wrote this verse and said, “He who is without sin, let him cast the first stone.”
However, to the woman Jesus asked, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
This was the essence of this Feast! The woman represents every sinner found guilty and worthy of death. But as she “stood in” before the Messiah she found, not only stood in no condemnation, but stood in forgiveness and freedom to live in grace. Standing there the sinner sees perfection while standing in imperfect. But by continuing in Teshuvah (repentance) to go and sin no more or leave the life of sinning as a sinner, we can walk in the light as He is in the light and the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin (1 Jn. 1:6-9). Moreover, the promise of the Father can come that out of our inner being overflow rivers of living water because we have learned to drink from the fountain of living waters!
As we pray into the Feast of Tabernacles, we are viewing the future from the past. We are maximizing the moment, seizing the season and redeeming the time to make today a “cycle of sanctification” to prepare the way of the Lord and make ourselves ready. To get from where we came from to where we are going we will use 5 Stepping stones as touchstones to cross to the other side of history and prophecy:
- TIMES OF REFRESHING FROM HIS PRESENCE
- TIMES OF REJOICING IN HIS SALVATION
- TIMES OF RESTORATION FOR RELATIONSHIPS
- TIMES OF RECLAIMING HIS WORD
- TIMES OF RETURNING HIS PRAISE.
Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. (James 5:8)
- TIMES OF REFRESHING FROM HIS PRESENCE
Acts 3:19-21 NIV
Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, SO THAT TIMES OF REFRESHING MAY COME FROM THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD, and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, whom heaven must receive until THE TIMES OF RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His prophets since the world began.
Luke 3:8 NIV
Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.
Colossians 1:10 NIV
And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way; bearing fruit in every good work…
General Direction: That we learn the gift of repentance and how times of refreshing comes from God’s presence in our bearing fruit in keeping with repentance through godly sorrow and allowing the goodness of God to lead us to repentance; to arrive at the restoration of wholeness, wellness, wisdom and wealth by living a life worthy of the Lord, pleasing Him in every way, bearing fruit in every good work.
- Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. 2 For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries. 3 But he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men. 4 He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church. –1 Cor. 14:1-4 NKJV
- 20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,–Jude 20 NKJV
- 15 For thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: “In returning and rest you shall be saved; In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.”
But you would not, –Is. 30:15 NKJV
- 10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, Line upon line, line upon line, Here a little, there a little.” 11 For with stammering lips and another tongue He will speak to this people, 12 To whom He said, “This is the rest with which You may cause the weary to rest,” And, “This is the refreshing”; Yet they would not hear. –Is. 28:10-12 NKJV
- 10 Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. –2 Cor. 7:10 NIV
- 9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward [a]us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. 11 Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, 14 Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless; . –2 Pet. 3:9, 11, 14 NKJV
- 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. –1 Tim. 2:4 NKJV
- 3 I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish. –Lk. 13:3 NKJV
- 12 “Now, therefore,” says the Lord,“Turn to Me with all your heart,With fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.” –Joel 2:12 NKJV
- 14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. –2 Chron. 7:14 NKJV
- 18 The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart,And saves such as [a]have a contrite spirit. –Ps. 34:18 NKJV
- Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts,And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom. 9 Hide Your face from my sins, And blot out all my iniquities. 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. 11 Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit. 13 Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, And sinners shall be converted to You. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit,A broken and a contrite heart—These, O God, You will not despise. –Ps. 51:6, 9-13, 17 NKJV
- 7 Indeed, I would wander far off,And remain in the wilderness. Selah –Is. 55:7 NKJV
- 2 Sing out the honor of His name;Make His praise glorious. –Is. 66:2 NKJV
- I would have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the LordIn the land of the living.Wait[a] on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord! –Ps. 27:13-14 NKJV
- 11 You will show me the path of life;In Your presence is fullness of joy;At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. –Ps. 16:11 NKJV
- Therefore we must give [a]the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away. 2 For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just [b]reward, 3 how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him, 4 God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts[c] of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will? –Heb. 2:1-4 NKJV
- 2 who was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was faithful in all His house. –Heb. 3:2 NKJV
- Lord, thank You that in repentance and rest is our salvation and in quietness and trust is your strength—and we will have You as our portion.
- Lord, help us to learn to find refreshing from Your presence through bearing fruits in keeping with repentance and that godly sorrow and Your goodness will always lead us to repentance to find salvation without regret.
- Lord, You are not willing that any should perish but come to the knowledge of the truth through true repentance and restoration of Your salvation in wellness, wholeness, and wealth of soul.
- Lord, You are close to the broken and contrite of spirit and you seek out those who humble themselves before your-We repent of spiritual pride and self-righteousness knowing that the only thing worse than arrogance is false humility.
- Lord, search us, try us, and know us; create in us a clean heart and grant us a willing spirit to sustain us and lead us as Your adopted children in the everlasting ways you have planned for us in our hope for a future and expected end.
- Lord, we humble ourselves, pray, and seek Your face, and turn from our wicked ways on this Feast of Tabernacles and thank you for forgiveness and healing in our land.
- Lord, we remember Your acts of old and read of Your faithfulness through all generations and we prepare the way of the Lord in Your return and make ourselves ready.
- Lord, our prayer today is to live a life worthy of Your death and resurrection and that we please You in every way and bear fruit at every level of growth and maturity and in every good work and in our labors of love.
- TIMES OF REJOICING IN HIS SALVATION
Isaiah 12:2-3 NKJV
Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid;
‘For Yah, the Lord, is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation.’ ”
Therefore with joy you will draw water From the wells of salvation.
John 7:37-39 NKJV
On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
General Direction: That with joy we draw from the wells of salvation—that all the promises of God are “yes and amen” in Christ; that we all drink from the fountain of living waters, Jesus, and find forgiveness, healing, deliverance, freedom, wisdom, strength, prosperity and success and restoration; that we are the tabernacle of His Holy Spirit and He lives in us and will accomplish what concerns us.
- I will love You, O Lord, my strength.2 The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;My God, my [a]strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the [b]horn of my salvation, my stronghold. 3 I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; So shall I be saved from my enemies. 25 With the merciful You will show Yourself merciful; With a blameless man You will show Yourself blameless; 26 With the pure You will show Yourself pure; And with the devious You will show Yourself shrewd. 46 The Lord lives! Blessed be my Rock! Let the God of my salvation be exalted. –Ps. 18:1-3, 25-26, 46 NKJV
- 10 “Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion! For behold, I am coming and I will dwell in your midst,” says the Lord. 11 “Many nations shall be joined to the Lord in that day, and they shall become My people. And I will dwell in your midst. Then you will know that the Lord of hosts has sent Me to you. 12 And the Lord will take possession of Judah as His inheritance in the Holy Land, and will again choose Jerusalem. 13 Be silent, all flesh, before the Lord, for He is aroused from His holy habitation!” –Zech. 2:10-13 NKJV
- 6 And Ezra blessed the Lord, the great God. Then all the people answered, “Amen, Amen!” while lifting up their hands. And they bowed their heads and worshiped the Lord with their faces to the ground. 10 Then he said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” –Neh. 8:6, 10 NKJV
- “Stand up and bless the Lord your God Forever and ever! “Blessed be Your glorious name, Which is exalted above all blessing and praise! 6 You alone are the Lord; You have made heaven, The heaven of heavens, with all their host, The earth and everything on it, The seas and all that is in them, And You preserve them all. The host of heaven worships You. –Neh. 9:5b-6 NKJV
- 10 When Jesus had raised Himself up [a]and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers[b]of yours? Has no one condemned you?” 11 She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go [c]and sin no more.” 12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.’ –Jn. 8:10-12 NKJV
- 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 19 Do not quench the Spirit. 23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify[a] you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. –1 Thes. 5:16-19, 23 NKJV
- 2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter,And our tongue with singing.Then they said among the [a]nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” –Ps. 126:2 NKJV
- 10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord,My soul shall be joyful in my God;For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation,He has covered me with the robe of righteousness,As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments,And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. –Is. 61:10 NKJV
- 16 Your words were found, and I ate them,And Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart;For I am called by Your name,O Lord God of hosts. –Jer. 15:16 NKJV
- 5 Then Philip went down to [a]the city of Samaria and preached Christ to them. 6 And the multitudes with one accord heeded the things spoken by Philip, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. 7 For unclean spirits, crying with a loud voice, came out of many who were possessed; and many who were paralyzed and lame were healed. 8 And there was great joy in that city. –Ac. 8:5-8 NKJV
- 8 whom having not [a]seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, –1 Pet. 1:8 NKJV
- 18 And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who did not obey? –Heb. 3:18 NKJV
- 2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces [a]patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be [b]perfect and complete, lacking nothing. –Jam. 1:2-4 NKJV
- 10 And the ransomed of the Lord shall return,And come to Zion with singing,With everlasting joy on their heads.They shall obtain joy and gladness,And sorrow and sighing shall flee away. –Is. 35:10 NKJV
- 21 This people I have formed for Myself;They shall declare My praise.—Is. 43:21 NKJV
- 9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; –1 Pet. 2:9 NKJV
- 11 So the ransomed of the Lord shall return,And come to Zion with singing,With everlasting joy on their heads.They shall obtain joy and gladness;
Sorrow and sighing shall flee away. –Is. 51:11 NKJV
- 7 How beautiful upon the mountains Are the feet of him who brings good news,Who proclaims peace,Who brings glad tidings of good things,Who proclaims salvation,Who says to Zion,“Your God reigns!”8 Your watchmen shall lift up their voices,With their voices they shall sing together;
For they shall see eye to eye When the Lord brings back Zion. –Is. 52:7-8 NKJV
- 12 “For you shall go out with joy,And be led out with peace;The mountains and the hills Shall break forth into singing before you,And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. –Is. 55:12 NKJV
- 9 After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” 15 Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them. 16 They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; 17 for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to [a]living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” –Rev. 7:9-10, 15-17 NKJV
- 3 They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying:“Great and marvelous are Your works,Lord God Almighty!
Just and true are Your ways, O King of the [a]saints! 4 Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy. For all nations shall come and worship before You, For Your judgments have been manifested.” –Rev. 15:3-4 NKJV
- Lord, You are our strength and song for You have become our salvation and today on this Feast of Tabernacle with joy we draw from Your wells of salvation in: forgiveness, healing, deliverance, freedom, purpose, calling, and restoration!
- Jesus, we are like the woman caught in the guilt of sin, yet You did not condemn us but forgave and restored us through in repentance.
- Lord, if You were to mark transgressions who could stand? But with You there is mercy and forgiveness.
- Lord, today we rejoice in You as the fountain of forgiveness and the well of wellness in spirit, soul, body, mind, family, finances, and life’s purpose.
- Jesus, thank you for the rivers of living water that flows from the Throne of God through our inner being through Your Holy Spirit.
- Father, this day we thirst for You and You alone—to drink from the cup You hold in Your hand and to show forth Your praise to all peoples.
- Lord, we decree and declare that the joy of the Lord is our strength and with our mouths we will make known Your faithfulness to all generations.
- Lord, you have given us beauty for ashes, clothed us with the garments of salvation, You have made us glad! You have allowed us to trade our sorrows for dancing, our mourning for the oil of joy, a garment of praise for a spirit of heaviness—as trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified.
- Lord, you are mighty to save. You give us songs in the night, surround us with songs of deliverance; you sing over us and delight in us and quiet us with your love.
- Lord, we are the redeemed of the Lord who are returning with singing and great joy—for sorrow and mourning has fled away from us—an everlasting joy is upon our heads—we shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace and with beautiful feet go and tell of You goodness!
- TIMES RESTORATION FOR RELATIONSHIPS
Luke 1:16-17 NKJV
And he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God. He will also go before Him in the
spirit and power of Elijah, ‘to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,’ and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just,
to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”
Matthew 17:11-13 NKJV
Jesus answered and said to them, “Indeed, Elijah is coming first and will restore all things. But I say to you that Elijah has come already, and they did not know him but did to him whatever they wished…Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them of John the Baptist.
Song of Songs 6:3
(E.L.U.L. –Hebrew Letter for acronym)
I am my Beloved’s,
And my Beloved is mine.
General Direction: That we seize the moment of this Feast of Tabernacles to bear the fruit of keeping repentance with God; that we go to others and restore all wrongs or offenses and that we forgive from the heart the way we have been forgiven by God; that we dissolve or fulfill our vows, pledges or promises; that we be ambassadors of God’s love and goodness and operate in the ministry of reconciliation and peacemakers.
- 35 “So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother[a]his trespasses.”—Mt. 18:35 NKJV
- 18 “Come now, and let us reason together, ”Says the Lord,“Though your sins are like scarlet,They shall be as white as snow;Though they are red like crimson,They shall be as wool. –Is. 1:18 NKJV
- 14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. –2 Chron. 7:14 NKJV
- 3 ‘Why have we fasted,’ they say, ‘and You have not seen?Why have we afflicted our souls, and You take no notice?’“In fact, in the day of your fast you find pleasure,And [a]exploit all your laborers. 4 Indeed you fast for strife and debate, And to strike with the fist of wickedness. You will not fast as you do this day, To make your voice heard on high. 5 Is it a fast that I have chosen, A day for a man to afflict his soul? Is it to bow down his head like a bulrush, And to spread out sackcloth and ashes? Would you call this a fast, And an acceptable day to the Lord? 6 “Is this not the fast that I have chosen: To loose the bonds of wickedness, To undo the [b]heavy burdens, To let the oppressed go free, And that you break every yoke? 7 Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, And that you bring to your house the poor who are [c]cast out; When you see the naked, that you cover him, And not hide yourself from your own flesh? 8 Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, And your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. 9 Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; You shall cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’ “If you take away the yoke from your midst, The [d]pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness,–Is. 58:3-9 NKJV
- 12 And forgive us our debts,As we forgive our debtors. —Mt. 6:12 NKJV
- 25 At that time Jesus answered and said, “I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes. –Mt. 11:25 NKJV
- 27 No one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man. And then he will plunder his house. –Mk. 3:27 NKJV
- 22 But he was sad at this word, and went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.23 Then Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, “How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!”24 And the disciples were astonished at His words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, “Children, how hard it is [a]for those who trust in riches to enter the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” 26 And they were greatly astonished, saying among themselves, “Who then can be saved?” –Mk. 10:22-26 NKJV
- 34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.35 By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” –Jn. 13:34-35 NKJV
- 12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.—Jam. 1:12 NKJV
- 14 Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: 15 looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled; –Heb. 12:14-15 NKJV
- 9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. 10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; 11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; 12 rejoicing in hope, patient[a] in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; 13 distributing to the needs of the saints, given[b] to hospitality. 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. 16 Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion. 17 Repay no one evil for evil. Have[c] regard for good things in the sight of all men. 18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. 19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 Therefore “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. –Rom. 12:9-21 NKJV
- 8 Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law. 9 For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,”[a]“You shall not bear false witness,” “You shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 10 Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. 11 And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. 12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. 13 Let us walk [b]properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts. –Rom. 13:8-14 NKJV
- Out of the depths I have cried to You, O Lord;2 Lord, hear my voice!Let Your ears be attentive To the voice of my supplications.3 If You, Lord, should [a]mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? 4 But there is forgiveness with You, That You may be feared. 5 I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, And in His word I do hope. 6 My soul waits for the Lord More than those who watch for the morning— Yes, more than those who watch for the morning. –Ps. 130:1-6 NKJV
- 38 Therefore let it be known to you, brethren, that through this Man is preached to you the forgiveness of sins; –Ac. 13:38 NKJV
- 4 And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day returns[a]to you, saying, ‘I repent,’ you shall forgive him.” –Lk. 17:4 NKJV
- 29 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary [a]edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, [b]clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. 32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. –Eph. 4:29-32 NKJV
- 8 But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. 9 Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, 10 and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him, 11 where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all.12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. 14 But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. –Col. 3:8-16 NKJV
- 6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love. 14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another! 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another. –Gal. 5:6, 14-15, 25-26 NKJV
- 12 No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us. 16 And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.17 Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. 19 We love [a]Him because He first loved us. –1 Jn. 4:12, 16-19 NKJV
- 7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. –1 Jn. 4:7-8 NKJV
- 7 But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers. 8 And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.”9 Be hospitable to one another without grumbling. –1 Pet. 4:7-9 NKJV
- 7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace—Eph. 1:7 NKJV
- 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. –1 Jn. 1:6-9 NKJV
- 9 For to this end I also wrote, that I might put you to the test, whether you are obedient in all things. 10 Now whom you forgive anything, I also forgive. For [a]if indeed I have forgiven anything, I have forgiven that one for your sakes in the presence of Christ, 11 lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices. –2 Cor. 2:9-11 NKJV
- 14 For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; 15 and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.16 Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not [a]imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. 20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. –2 Cor. 5:14-20 NKJV
- 13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter envy and [a]self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. 15 This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. 16 For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there. 17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. 18 Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.—Jam. 3:13-18 NKJV
- 9 Blessed are the peacemakers,For they shall be called sons of God. 13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. –Mt. 5:9, 14-16 NKJV
- 23 Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. 25 Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are on the way with him, lest your adversary deliver you to the judge, the judge hand you over to the officer, and you be thrown into prison.26 Assuredly, I say to you, you will by no means get out of there till you have paid the last penny. –Mt. 5:23-26 NKJV
- Lord, thank You that through Jesus’ obedience to the death of the cross we now can go in through the veil opened through His flesh to the secret place of the Most High to have relationship and intimacy with You.
- Lord, these are the days of reconciliation and restoration—You said if anyone has an offense against us we are to go to them and seek forgiveness and restoration—Lord, this we will do! Holy Spirit, show us if there be any one we need to go to because of an offense, a debt-owed, or and outstanding issues.
- Lord, teach us to forgive others the way the Father has forgiven us in Christ—quickly, completely, and never to keep records of wrong or allow the root of bitterness to spring up in us and defile our relationships.
- Lord, thank You that because of the blood covenant of Your dear Son we can say “I am my Beloved’s, and He is mon—His banner over me is love!”
- Lord, teach us to love the way You loved You and to be ambassadors of Your love and ministers of reconciliation. Lord, You have instructed us that the spirit and power of Elijah has come and will come to turn the hearts of fathers to the children and the wisdom to turn the disobedient to the justice of God and make ready a people prepared for the Lord—this we will do by the grace given to restore relationships with God and man and in human relationships.
- TIMES OF RECLAIMING GOD’S WORD
Romans 15:4 NASB
For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction,
so that THROUGH PERSEVERANCE AND THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF THE SCRIPTURES WE MIGHT HAVE HOPE.
1 Corinthians 10:11 NASB
Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.
General Direction: That we celebrate and magnify the Word of the Lord today because all God’s promises are “Yes and Amen in Christ”; that not one word of His promises have ever failed us; that when we meditate and live and move all our being in His word we find perseverance, encouragement, and hope for the future; that when He returns He will find faith on the earth for we believe we will see the goodness of the Lord in the present life!
- 13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. –Rom. 15:13 NKJV
- Your words were found, and I ate them,And Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart;
For I am called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts. –Jer. 15:13 NIV
- 16 Their quiver is like an open tomb;They are all mighty men.
- 89 Forever, O Lord,Your word [a]is settled in heaven. 90 Your faithfulness endures to all generations; You established the earth, and it [b]abides.
91 They continue this day according to Your ordinances, For all are Your servants. 92 Unless Your law had been my delight, I would then have perished in my affliction. 97 Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day. –Ps. 119:89-92, 97 NKJV
- 13 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the Lord In the land of the living.14 Wait[a] on the Lord;
Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord! –Ps. 27:13-14 NKJV
- 16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for [a]instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. –2 Tim. 3:16-17 NKJV
- 8 The grass withers, the flower fades,But the word of our God stands forever.” 31 But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength;They shall mount up with wings like eagles,They shall run and not be weary,They shall walk and not faint.–Is. 40:8, 31 NKJV
- 18 For assuredly, I say to you,till heaven and earth pass away, one [a]jot or one [b]tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. –Mt. 5:18 NKJV
- 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.—Mt. 24:35 NKJV
- 25 But the[a]word of the Lord endures forever.” Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you. –1 Pet. 1:25 NKJV
- 3 So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord. –Deut. 8:3 NKJV
- 12 I have not departed from the commandment of His lips;I have treasured the words of His mouth More than my [a]necessary food. –Job. 23:12 NKJV
- 8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.10 More to be desired are they than gold,Yea, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the [a]honeycomb. 11 Moreover by them Your servant is warned, And in keeping them there is great reward. 14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my [c]strength and my Redeemer. –Ps. 19:8-11, 14 NKJV
- 103 How sweet are Your words to my taste,Sweeter than honey to my mouth! 105 Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path. 130 The entrance of Your words gives light;It gives understanding to the simple. 47 And I will delight myself in Your commandments,Which I love. 140 Your word is very [a]pure; Therefore Your servant loves it. –Ps. 119:103, 105, 130, 47, 140 NKJV
- 2 as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow [a]thereby, –1 Pet. 2:2 NKJV
- 6 “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.—Deut. 6:6 NKJV
- 18 “Therefore you shall [a]lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. –Deut. 11:18 NKJV
- 19 And it shall be with him, and he shall read it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the Lord his God and be careful to observe all the words of this law and these statutes, –Deut. 17:19 NKJV
- 8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”(that is, the word of faith which we preach): 17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. –Rom. 10:8, 17 NKJV
- 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. –Col. 3:16 NKJV
- 23 For the commandment is a lamp,And the law a light;Reproofs of instruction are the way of life, –Pro. 6:23 NKJV
- 19 [a]And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; –2 Pet. 1:19 NKJV
- 6 Seek the Lord while He may be found,Call upon Him while He is near.7 Let the [a]wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts;
Let him return to the Lord, And He will have mercy on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon. 8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. 9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. 10 “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower And bread to the eater, 11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me [b]void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. 12 “For you shall go out with joy, And be led out with peace; The mountains and the hills Shall break forth into singing before you, And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. –Is. 55:6-12 NKJV
- 2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.3 By faith we understand that the [a]worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. –Heb. 1:2-3 NKJV
- 12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. –Heb. 4:12 NKJV
- 3 By faith we understand that the [a]worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. –Heb. 11:3 NKJV
- 3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. –Jn. 15:3 NKJV
- 17 Sanctify[a] them by Your truth.Your word is truth. –Jn. 17:17 NKJV
- 22 Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth [a]through the Spirit in [b]sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, –1 Pet. 1:22 NKJV
- 13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, [a]and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God. –1 Jn. 5:13 NKJV
- 11 These were more [a]fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so. –Ac. 17:11 NKJV
- 15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. –2 Tim. 2:15 NKJV
- Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the [a]ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he [b]meditates day and night. 3 He shall be like a tree Planted by the [c]rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper. –Ps. 1:1-3 NKJV
- 8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you[a] shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lordyour God is with you wherever you go.” –Josh. 1:8-9 NKJV
- 7 And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? 8 I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?” –Lk. 18:7-8 NKJV
- 15 So it was, while they conversed and reasoned, that Jesus Himself drew near and went with them. 27 And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He [a]expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself. 45 And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures.–Lk. 24:15, 27, 45 NKJV
- 7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you[a] will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. –Jn. 15:7 NKJV
- 2 I will worship toward Your holy temple,And praise Your name For Your lovingkindness and Your truth;For You have magnified Your word above all Your name. –Ps. 138:2 NKJV
- 56 “Blessed be the Lord, who has given rest[a] to His people Israel, according to all that He promised. There has not failed one word of all His good promise, which He promised through His servant Moses. –1 Kgs. 8:56 NKJV
- 24 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.26 “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.” –Mt. 7:24-27 NKJV
- 22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. 25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does. –Jam. 1:22-25 NKJV
- 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. –Rom. 12:2 NKJV
- 11 Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Jeremiah, what do you see?”And I said, “I see a [a]branch of an almond tree.” 12 Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am [b]ready to perform My word.”—Jer. 1:11-12 NKJV
- Lord, thank You that You have magnified Your Word above Your Name—that Your Word will never return to You empty—and though heaven and earth pass away Your Word is forever settled in heaven and will stand no matter what.
- Lord, on this Feast of Tabernacles we celebrate the Word of the Lord—like rolling the scrolls back to Genesis—we remember Your Faithfulness past, Your very-present help, and the future hope we have in Your promises.
- Lord, thank You for the instructions and examples of Your Word that makes us wise unto salvation and prepared for every good work at each level of maturity in bearing fruit worthy of repentance and restoring all things to the end.
- Lord, thank You that Your Word is alive, active, and upheld by Your power and all Your promises are “yes and Amen” and not one Word of Your promise has ever failed us!
- Lord, we reclaim the sustaining power of Your Word by hearing it and putting it into practice daily.
- Lord, we know that man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from your mouth therefore they are the joy and rejoicing of our hearts today!
- Lord, Your Word is a lamp unto our feet and light to our path and by it we are warned and in keeping them we are rewarded.
- Lord, thank You that Your watch over Your Word to perform it and You return to earth You will find faith in us because we believe we will see Your goodness in this present life.
- TIMES OF RETURNING GOD’S PRAISE
Deuteronomy 11:13-14 Amplified
And if you will diligently heed My commandments which I command you this day—
to love the Lord your God and to serve Him with all your [mind and] heart and with your entire being—
I will give the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the latter rain, that you may gather in your grain, your new wine, and your oil.
Psalm 146:2 KJV
While I live will I praise the Lord: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.
Luke 19:37-40 NASB
As soon as He was approaching, near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of the disciples began TO PRAISE GOD JOYFULLY with a loud voice for all the miracles which they had seen, shouting:
“BLESSED IS THE KING WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD;
Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”
Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.”
But Jesus answered, “I TELL YOU, IF THESE BECOME SILENT, THE STONES WILL CRY OUT!”
General Direction: Lord, on this Feast of Tabernacles we are coming back to a heart of worship—we honor with our hearts and lips—Our prayers are our response in believing You will answer; Our praise is our response to all You’ve done and promised to do; Our worship is our response to who You; are as Kings and Priests bought with the blood of every tribe, tongue, and nation we will show forth Your praise!
- 2 And behold, a leper came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” 3 Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Immediately his leprosy was cleansed. –Mt. 8:2-3 NKJV
- 18 While He spoke these things to them, behold, a ruler came and worshiped Him, saying, “My daughter has just died, but come and lay Your hand on her and she will live.” 19 So Jesus arose and followed him, and so did His disciples. 20 And suddenly, a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years came from behind and touched the hem of His garment. 21 For she said to herself, “If only I may touch His garment, I shall be made well.” 22 But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said, “Be of good cheer, daughter;your faith has made you well.” And the woman was made well from that hour. –Mt. 9:18-19, 20:22 NKJV
- 25 Then she came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, help me!” 26 But He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.” 27 And she said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.” 28 Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour. –Mt. 15:25-28 NKJV
- 50 And He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them. 51 Now it came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and carried up into heaven. 52 And they worshiped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, 53 and were continually in the temple [a]praising and blessing God. [b]Amen. –Lk. 24:50-53 NKJV
- 23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father inspirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” –Jn. 4;23-24 NKJV
- 31 Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him. 35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when He had found him, He said to him, “Do you believe in the Son of [a]God?” 36 He answered and said, “Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?” 37 And Jesus said to him, “You have both seen Him and it is He who is talking with you.” 38 Then he said, “Lord, I believe!” And he worshiped Him. –Jn. 9:31, 35-38 NKJV
- 8 Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.—Rev. 5:8 NKJV
- 3 Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. 4 And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God from the angel’s hand. 5 Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and threw it to the earth. And there were noises, thunderings, lightnings, and an earthquake. –Rev. 8:3-5 NKJV
- 4 For the Lord takes pleasure in His people;He will beautify the [a]humble with salvation. 5 Let the saints be joyful in glory; Let them sing aloud on their beds. 6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, And a two-edged sword in their hand, –Ps. 149:4-6 NKJV
- 6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.[a]Praise the Lord! –Ps. 150:6 NKJV
- 8 Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. 9 And they sang a new song, saying:“You are worthy to take the scroll,And to open its seals;For You were slain,And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,10 And have made [a]us kings[b] and priests to our God; And [c]we shall reign on the earth.” –Rev. 5:8-10, 12-13 NKJV
- 12 saying with a loud voice:“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain To receive power and riches and wisdom,And strength and honor and glory and blessing!”13 And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying:“Blessing and honor and glory and power Be to Him who sits on the throne,And to the Lamb, forever and [a]ever!” –Rev. 5:8-10, 12-13 NKJV
- 11 “You are worthy, [a]O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they [b]exist and were created.” –Rev. 4:11 NKJV
- 9 After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” 11 All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying:“Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom,Thanksgiving and honor and power and might,Be to our God forever and ever.” –Rev. 7:9-12 NKJV
- 3 Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You. –Ps. 67:3 NKJV
- 15 Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, [a]giving thanks to His name.—Heb. 13:15 NKJV
- 9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; –1 Pet. 2:9 NKJV
- 22 Now when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated. –2 Chron. 20:22 NKJV
- 27 Let them shout for joy and be glad,Who favor my righteous cause;And let them say continually,“Let the Lord be magnified,Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.”28 And my tongue shall speak of Your righteousness And of Your praise all the day long. –Ps. 35:27-28 NKJV
- Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous!For praise from the upright is beautiful. –Ps. 33:1 NKJV
- I will bless the Lord at all times;His praise shall continually be in my mouth.2 My soul shall make its boast in the Lord;The humble shall hear of it and be glad.3 Oh, magnify the Lord with me,And let us exalt His name together. –Ps. 34:1-3 NKJV
- It is good to give thanks to the Lord,And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;2 To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning,And Your faithfulness every night, –Ps. 92:1-2 NKJV
- 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added [a]to the church daily those who were being saved.—Ac. 2:47 NKJV
- 10 When you have eaten and are full, then you shall bless the Lord your God for the good land which He has given you. –Deut. 8:10 NKJV
- 4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,And into His courts with praise.Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. –Ps. 100:4 NKJV
- 22 Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving,And declare His works with [a]rejoicing. –Ps. 107:22 NKJV
- 12 giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. –Col. 1:12 NKJV
- 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. –Col. 3:15-16 NKJV
- 18 And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, 20 giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, –Eph. 5:18-20 NKJV
- 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like [a]corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. 24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. –Rom. 1:21-25 NKJV
- 14 So when He saw them, He said to them, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.”And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed.15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God, 16 and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan.17 So Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? 18 Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?” 19 And He said to him, “Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well.” –Lk. 17:14-19 NKJV
- That in this season of Tabernacles we rejoice at the fruit of repentance and that godly sorrow at the goodness of God has led us to restoration of relationships with the Father and others.
- Lord, we rejoice in forgiveness, healing, wholeness, wellness, and wisdom, knowledge and understanding in your wells of salvation.
- Lord, we will not allow the stones to cry out for the lack of our praise—but while we have breath in our lungs we will bless the Lord at all times—His praise will continually be in our mouths.
- Lord, we are the redeemed of the Lord and delivered from our enemies, You have bought us with Your blood from every tribe, tongue and nation—therefore we are Your Kings and Priests who show forth the praises of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light.
- Lord, we have read Your instructions and observed the examples in the Holy Scriptures and we bear witness that what we cannot obtain in the natural we can worship into our lives by faith.
- Lord, thank You that we can weaponized our praise and prayers to set an ambush on our enemies encampments, scatter and bind them, and enthrone You over and above all else as King of Kings and Lord of Lords .
- Lord, we pray to You alone because You alone supply all our needs; we praise You because of all that You’ve done and all You promised to do; we worship You because of who You are in the beauty of holiness.
- Lord, we cultivate a thankful heart and allow the fruit of our kips to give thanks to You in all circumstances—and we will be like the one leper who returned to give thanks for all You have done.