DECLARATIONS & DECREES: RETURN TO THE ANCIENT PATHWAYS – THE LORD IS FAITHFUL TO FORGIVE!
August 9, 2018 – Jeremiah 6:10-17, 27-30; 18:5-16; Habakkuk 3:1-14 (NASB)
Jeremiah 6:10-17, 27-30: 10 To whom shall I speak and give warning that they may hear? Behold, their ears are closed and they cannot listen. Behold, the word of the Lord has become a reproach to them; they have no delight in it. 11 But I am full of the wrath of the Lord; I am weary with holding it in. “Pour it out on the children in the street and on the gathering of young men together; for both husband and wife shall be taken, the aged and the very old. 12 “Their houses shall be turned over to others, their fields and their wives together; for I will stretch out My hand against the inhabitants of the land,” declares the Lord. 13 “For from the least of them even to the greatest of them, everyone is greedy for gain, and from the prophet even to the priest everyone deals falsely. 14 “They have healed the brokenness of My people superficially, saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ but there is no peace. 15 “Were they ashamed because of the abomination they have done? They were not even ashamed at all; they did not even know how to blush. Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; at the time that I punish them, they shall be cast down,” says the Lord. 16 Thus says the Lord, “Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; and you will find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’ 17 “And I set watchmen over you, saying, ‘Listen to the sound of the trumpet!’ but they said, ‘We will not listen.’…27 “I have made you an assayer and a tester among My people, that you may know and assay their way.” 28 All of them are stubbornly rebellious, going about as a talebearer. they are bronze and iron; they, all of them, are corrupt. 29 The bellows blow fiercely, the lead is consumed by the fire; in vain the refining goes on, but the wicked are not separated. 30 They call them rejected silver, because the Lord has rejected them.
Jeremiah 18:5-16: 5 Then the word of the Lord came to me saying, 6 “Can I not, O house of Israel, deal with you as this potter does?” declares the Lord. “Behold, like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel. 7 At one moment I might speak concerning a nation or concerning a kingdom to uproot, to pull down, or to destroy it; 8 if that nation against which I have spoken turns from its evil, I will relent concerning the calamity I planned to bring on it. 9 Or at another moment I might speak concerning a nation or concerning a kingdom to build up or to plant it; 10 if it does evil in My sight by not obeying My voice, then I will think better of the good with which I had promised to bless it. 11 So now then, speak to the men of Judah and against the inhabitants of Jerusalem saying, ‘Thus says the Lord, “Behold, I am fashioning calamity against you and devising a plan against you. Oh turn back, each of you from his evil way, and reform your ways and your deeds.”’ 12 But they will say, ‘It’s hopeless! For we are going to follow our own plans, and each of us will act according to the stubbornness of his evil heart.’ 13 “Therefore thus says the Lord, ‘Ask now among the nations, who ever heard the like of this? The virgin of Israel has done a most appalling thing. 14 ‘Does the snow of Lebanon forsake the rock of the open country? Or is the cold flowing water from a foreign land ever snatched away? 15 ‘For My people have forgotten Me, they burn incense to worthless gods and they have stumbled from their ways, from the ancient paths, to walk in bypaths, not on a highway, 16 To make their land a desolation, an object of perpetual hissing; everyone who passes by it will be astonished and shake his head.
Habakkuk 3:1-14: 1 A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, according to Shigionoth. 2 Lord, I have heard the report about You and I fear. O Lord, revive Your work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make it known; in wrath remember mercy. 3 God comes from Teman, and the Holy One from Mount Paran. Selah. His splendor covers the heavens, and the earth is full of His praise. 4 His radiance is like the sunlight; He has rays flashing from His hand, and there is the hiding of His power. 5 Before Him goes pestilence, and plague comes after Him. 6 He stood and surveyed the earth; He looked and startled the nations. Yes, the perpetual mountains were shattered, the ancient hills collapsed. His ways are everlasting. 7 I saw the tents of Cushan under distress, the tent curtains of the land of Midian were trembling. 8 Did the Lord rage against the rivers, or was Your anger against the rivers, or was Your wrath against the sea, that You rode on Your horses, on Your chariots of salvation? 9 Your bow was made bare, the rods of chastisement were sworn. Selah. You cleaved the earth with rivers. 10 The mountains saw You and quaked; the downpour of waters swept by. The deep uttered forth its voice, it lifted high its hands. 11 Sun and moon stood in their places; they went away at the light of Your arrows, at the radiance of Your gleaming spear. 12 In indignation You marched through the earth; in anger You trampled the nations. 13 You went forth for the salvation of Your people, for the salvation of Your anointed. You struck the head of the house of the evil to lay him open from thigh to neck. Selah. 14 You pierced with his own spears the head of his throngs. They stormed in to scatter us; their exultation was like those who devour the oppressed in secret.
I write these decrees in the Name of Jesus Christ and in His authority and through His power. The Angelic troops stand ready to dispatch these decrees to the heavenly realms to the rulers, and authorities, and to post in the King’s Palace (Revelations 2 and 3, Ephesians 3:10, Esther 8:10, 13).
» I decree and declare your ears are not dull, you DESIRE to hear the Word of the Lord, it is LIFE to your soul. We speak HUNGER and OPENNESS to those who have not listened, whose ears have been dull. Holy Spirit is WOOING them and heavenly angels are orchestrating events to bring them home.
» I decree and declare that those who will not repent, but are hardened against the Lord, will lose their homes and fields, they will be TURNED OVER TO OTHERS. The Lord STRETCHES OUT HIS HAND against those who are living in the Land.
» I decree and declare the Lord KNOWS THE HEARTS – He SEES those who are greedy for gains; prophets and priests alike, they all PRACTICE FRAUD. They dress the wound of God’s People, but only SUPERFICIALLY, telling them that there is perfect “Peace/Shalom” when there is no Peace/Shalom. Those who are not ashamed, those who do not turn from their wicked ways will be caused to FALL; they will STUMBLE.
» I decree and declare the Lord says, “Stand at the CROSSROADS and LOOK; ask about the ANCIENT PATHS, “Which one is the good way?” Take it, and you will FIND REST for your souls! I decree you will Humble your hearts and RESPOND FAVORABLY to the CALL of the Lord!
» I decree and declare the Prophets of the Most High God are REFINERS and TESTERS of His People, to KNOW and TEST how they behave. It is common among His People to find rebels, spreading slanderous gossip; they are bronze and iron (inferior metals) all of them corrupt. The FIRE of His Spirit is separating and burning the dross – the REFINER’S FIRE.
» I decree and declare the Lord is as the Potter and the Nations are CLAY IN HIS HANDS. Those who REPENT and turn from their evil ways will find the Lord RELENTS concerning the DISASTER He has planned to inflict on them. Turn, each of you, from your evil ways; improve your conduct and actions.
» I decree and declare the Lord is aware of those whose worship is merely by rote; those who do not know Him in their hearts. They offer incense to nothings. These stumble on the ANCIENT PATHS and leave the highway to walk on side trails. In doing so, they make their Land an OBJECT OF HORROR and ongoing ridicule.
» I decree and declare I am AWED by YOUR deeds, Lord/Adonai. Your WORK has come to LIFE in our TIME. We THANK YOU for Your COMPASSION, for Your SAVING GRACE, SALVATION which is free through the Sacrifice of Your Son, Christ Jesus/Messiah Yeshua.
» I decree and declare the GLORY and SPLENDOR of God/Elohim COVERS the SKY, and His PRAISE fills the Earth. His BRIGHTNESS is like the Sun, RAYS COME FORTH from His Hand. A God stands the earth shakes, the ancient hills sink down; the ANCIENT PATHS are His.
» I decree and declare the Lord/Adonai comes out to SAVE His People, to SAVE His Anointed Ones; He crushes the head of the house of the wicked, uncovering its foundation all the way to the neck. With their own rods The Lord pierces the head of their warriors, who come like a whirlwind to scatter us.
» I decree and declare a CLEANSING and UNIFYING of the people of this land as these decrees go forth.
In the name of King Jesus Christ, empowered and led of the Holy Spirit of God, we dispatch the Angelic troops, throughout this land and in the spirit realm, to deliver these decrees to all, both flesh and spirit. The enemy, the principalities and powers, have no authority to act against these decrees of our King, the Lord God Almighty; their actions will be of no effect to God’s chosen ones, but will be turned back on themselves for destruction.
The Lord God Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth, we praise Your Name for You are True and Faithful and Just to perform it. Amen!
Prayerfully submitted by Dawn Flores