Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Rocks Will Cry Out

In prayer this morning—November 3rd—the Lord pressed on my heart to pray that those in the church with stony hearts toward any part of the word would repent of their rebellion and cry out to God for forgiveness, that those rocks would cry out.

We, the church, need more people to baptized with the Holy Spirit, we need people interceding for the church and the lost alike, and when Spirit filled believers pray and intercede in their prayer language, that is perfect intercession because the Holy Spirit prays through us.

 

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Psalm 106

I was reading this Psalm this morning, there is a wealth of knowledge and a lot of instruction in this Psalm. I love the Psalms, they are filled with praise; they reveal Christ as Messiah, and included in the Psalms are the very prayers that Christ prayed on earth, including while He was on the Cross. I encourage you, as you read this post, to look up these scriptures, and read them for yourself. The Lord still speaks through His word, and as you make a habit of reading it, He will give you insights and revelations, and you will find that your relationship with the Lord will become stronger. I have heard people teach, and it is true, that prayer is how we speak to the Lord, and the bible is how He speaks to us.

The Psalms reveal Christ as the only perfect man who ever lived, many of the prayers recorded here are prayers that He alone was able to pray, as the sinless Son of God. Here are revealed the perfect intercessory prayers of Christ—He prayed as us—as if He were us, praying in our place, the things that we ought to pray, but cannot or will not.

Christ intercedes for us, He did for us what we could not do for ourselves, by going to the Cross, on our behalf, because it would have done no good for us to have gone to the Cross. He still intercedes for us, He is seated at the right hand of the Father, having accomplished what He was sent to earth to accomplish, and it was accepted as a forever sacrifice, never needing to be repeated. It was the Cross that made all these things possible. How can you go beyond that?

You can’t.

Psalm 106:1-6

1Praise ye the Lord. O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

2Who can utter the mighty acts of the Lord? who can shew forth all his praise?

3Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.

4Remember me, O Lord, with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation;

5That I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance.

6We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly.

This Psalm begins with praise, as our prayers should begin with praise. This Psalm follows the pattern of the Lord’s prayer, given to us in Luke 11:1-4

The Lord’s prayer begins with praise and then the phrase “thy will be done” sets the proper tone for how we should be praying—with the Lord’s will in mind—not ours.

Psalm 106:4-5

4Remember me, O Lord, with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation;

5That I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance.

Then we are to ask for what we need, knowing that our Heavenly Father knows better than we do, what is truly good for us.

Luke 11:11-13

11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?

12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?

13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

The Lord wants us to persist in prayer….

Luke 11:5-10

5 And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves;

6 For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him?

7 And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee.

8 I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.

9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

10 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

Next we ought to confess our sins, Psalm 106:6; Luke 11:4; We need to forgive people who have sinned against us, and pray for them as Job did (Job 42:7-8). It is best to let the Lord deal with the situation, and not take matters into our own hands. The Lord can do a much better job any way, and if we truly have the Spirit of Christ, we will weep for them, not rejoice, when the Lord does deal with the situation.

 

Psalm 106:7-12

7 Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies; but provoked him at the sea, even at the Red sea.

8 Nevertheless he saved them for his name’s sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known.

9 He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: so he led them through the depths, as through the wilderness.

10 And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.

11 And the waters covered their enemies: there was not one of them left.

12 Then believed they his words; they sang his praise.

We are to remember and thank the Lord for all that He has done for us. If we don’t it tends to lead to apathy, and then grumbling, which is sin, and leads to greater sins.

Love is Not an Emotion

“Give and it shall be given to you; good measure pressed down, shaken together, running over, shall men pour into your bosom.” Luke 6:38

The Lord gave me a revelation about this verse. It does not only refer to material and financial things, it also refers to love, among other things.

There is a great principle of God that  applies to love—no matter how much you give, your supply is not depleted—and not only is your supply NOT depleted, it grows. Love, mercy, grace, longsuffering—all of these are the fruit of the Spirit, and they grow equally as we practice them. It is the Holy Spirit who causes them to grow, not us, and that is why they are called the fruit of The Spirit. If we want the fruit of the Spirit to grow in our lives, God will see to it that it does. The greatest of these is love, if we have the love of God in us, we will have mercy, grace, longsuffering, etc, in ever increasing measure.

Galatians 5:22-23King James Version (KJV)

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

1 Corinthians 13:13King James Version (KJV)

13 And now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.