DECLARATIONS & DECREES: THROUGH LIFE’S DIFFICULTIES I WILL WORSHIP THE LORD!
September 2, 2019 – Job 1:13-22; 2:4-10; 5:17-27; Daniel 3:16-30; 1 Corinthians 1:3-14 (NASB)
Job 1:13-22; 2:4-10; 5:17-27: 13 Now on the day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house, 14 a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them, 15 and the Sabeans attacked and took them. They also slew the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you.” 16 While he was still speaking, another also came and said, “The fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants and consumed them, and I alone have escaped to tell you.” 17 While he was still speaking, another also came and said, “The Chaldeans formed three bands and made a raid on the camels and took them and slew the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you.” 18 While he was still speaking, another also came and said, “Your sons and your daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house, 19 and behold, a great wind came from across the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young people and they died, and I alone have escaped to tell you.”
20 Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head, and he fell to the ground and worshiped. 21 He said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I shall return there. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.”
22 Through all this Job did not sin nor did he blame God.…
4 Satan answered the Lord and said, “Skin for skin! Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life. 5 However, put forth Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh; he will curse You to Your face.” 6 So the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, he is in your power, only spare his life.”
7 Then Satan went out from the presence of the Lord and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head. 8 And he took a potsherd to scrape himself while he was sitting among the ashes.
9 Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die!” 10 But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips.…
17 “Behold, how happy is the man whom God reproves, so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty. 18 “For He inflicts pain, and gives relief; He wounds, and His hands also heal. 19 “From six troubles He will deliver you, even in seven evil will not touch you. 20 “In famine He will redeem you from death, and in war from the power of the sword. 21 “You will be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, and you will not be afraid of violence when it comes. 22 “You will laugh at violence and famine, and you will not be afraid of wild beasts. 23 “For you will be in league with the stones of the field, and the beasts of the field will be at peace with you. 24 “You will know that your tent is secure, for you will visit your abode and fear no loss. 25 “You will know also that your descendants will be many, and your offspring as the grass of the earth. 26 “You will come to the grave in full vigor, like the stacking of grain in its season. 27 “Behold this; we have investigated it, and so it is. Hear it, and know for yourself.”
Daniel 3:16-30: 16 Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego replied to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to give you an answer concerning this matter. 17 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the furnace of blazing fire; and He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. 18 But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”
19 Then Nebuchadnezzar was filled with wrath, and his facial expression was altered toward Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego. He answered by giving orders to heat the furnace seven times more than it was usually heated. 20 He commanded certain valiant warriors who were in his army to tie up Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego in order to cast them into the furnace of blazing fire. 21 Then these men were tied up in their trousers, their coats, their caps and their other clothes, and were cast into the midst of the furnace of blazing fire. 22 For this reason, because the king’s command was urgent and the furnace had been made extremely hot, the flame of the fire slew those men who carried up Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego. 23 But these three men, Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego, fell into the midst of the furnace of blazing fire still tied up.
24 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astounded and stood up in haste; he said to his high officials, “Was it not three men we cast bound into the midst of the fire?” They replied to the king, “Certainly, O king.” 25 He said, “Look! I see four men loosed and walking about in the midst of the fire without harm, and the appearance of the fourth is like a son of the gods!” 26 Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the door of the furnace of blazing fire; he responded and said, “Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego, come out, you servants of the Most High God, and come here!” Then Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego came out of the midst of the fire. 27 The satraps, the prefects, the governors and the king’s high officials gathered around and saw in regard to these men that the fire had no effect on the bodies of these men nor was the hair of their head singed, nor were their trousers damaged, nor had the smell of fire even come upon them.
28 Nebuchadnezzar responded and said, “Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego, who has sent His angel and delivered His servants who put their trust in Him, violating the king’s command, and yielded up their bodies so as not to serve or worship any god except their own God. 29 Therefore I make a decree that any people, nation or tongue that speaks anything offensive against the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego shall be torn limb from limb and their houses reduced to a rubbish heap, inasmuch as there is no other god who is able to deliver in this way.” 30 Then the king caused Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego to prosper in the province of Babylon.
1 Corinthians 1:3-14: 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5 For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ. 6 But if we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; or if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which is effective in the patient enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer; 7 and our hope for you is firmly grounded, knowing that as you are sharers of our sufferings, so also you are sharers of our comfort.
8 For we do not want you to be unaware, brethren, of our affliction which came to us in Asia, that we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life; 9 indeed, we had the sentence of death within ourselves so that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead; 10 who delivered us from so great a peril of death, and will deliver us, He on whom we have set our hope. And He will yet deliver us, 11 you also joining in helping us through your prayers, so that thanks may be given by many persons on our behalf for the favor bestowed on us through the prayers of many.
12 For our proud confidence is this: the testimony of our conscience, that in holiness and godly sincerity, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God, we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially toward you. 13 For we write nothing else to you than what you read and understand, and I hope you will understand until the end;
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 (Revelation 2 and 3, Ephesians 3:10, Esther 8:10, 13).
» I decree and declare, when I am beat down with one loss after another, I WILL LOOK UP to the Mountains; from where my help comes from – My HELP comes from the Lord, Who made Heaven and Earth. And I will PRAISE and WORSHIP my Father in Heaven! (Psalm 121:1-2)
» I decree and declare I will KEEP MY FAITH IN THE LORD and remember that “Naked I came from my mother’s womb and naked I will return there. The Lord/Adonai gave and He has taken away; BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD/ADONAI!
» I decree and declare, though the enemy hits me with illness and injury, I WILL NOT FORSAKE the Lord my God/Adonai Elohai. I will TURN MY EYES to Heaven, to the Lord God Almighty/Adonai El Shaddai and WORSHIP HIM and HIM ALONE!
» I decree and declare, though family and friends encourage me to curse God/Elohim, I will turn from them and LOOK TO THE ONE WHO GAVE ME LIFE! Only the foolish will curse God. Through all of life’s events, I WILL NOT CURSE GOD; the words from my lips will only WORSHIP and PRAISE His Holy PRESENCE!
» I decree and declare I am HAPPY that the Lord/Adonai LOVES me enough to CORRECT and DISCIPLINE me. The Lord/Adonai is my STRENGTH and HEALER. In famine, He will REDEEM me from death, and in war, from the power of the sword.
» I decree and declare the Lord/Adonai hides me from the lash of the tongue and I WILL NOT FEAR when violence comes. I LAUGH AT VIOLENCE and FAMINE and I will not fear the beasts of the Earth. I know the Peace/Shalom of God/Elohim and dwell under the shelter of His wings.
» I decree and declare I will STAND STRONG in my FAITH, trusting the Lord/Adonai; my God/Elohim Whom I serve is ABLE TO SAVE ME from the enemy’s threats; He will DELIVER me out of his hands. Yet even if He does not, let it be known that I will not serve foreign gods, nor worship the golden image that he set up.
» I decree and declare Jesus Christ/Yeshua the Messiah will come to you in the middle of the storm, in the middle of the testing. Though the conditions, in the natural, are severe He will give you STRENGTH and FOCUS to walk away without being touched by the ordeal.
» I decree and declare, as we go through severe trials and testings, keeping our FAITH and INTEGRITY, all who HEAR and SEE will BLESS the God/Elohim of Israel and Jesus Christ/Yeshua Messiah, His Son.
» I decree and declare BLESSED be the God/Elohim and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ/Adonai Yeshua the Messiah, the Father of COMPASSION and God/Elohim of all ENCOURAGEMENT. He encourages us in every TROUBLE, so that we may be able to ENCOURAGE those who are in any trouble, through the very ENCOURAGEMENT with which we ourselves are encouraged by God/Elohim.
» I decree and declare just as the sufferings of Christ/Messiah overflow into us, so also through Christ/Messiah our ENCOURAGEMENT OVERFLOWS. If we are suffering hardship, it is for your ENCOURAGEMENT and SALVATION. Or if we are encouraged, it is for your encouragement, which produces in you the patient endurance of the same sufferings that we also suffer.
» I decree and declare though we have within ourselves the death sentence it is so that we might not rely on ourselves, but on God who raises the dead. He who RESCUED us from so great a danger of death will CONTINUE TO RESCUE US – we have set our HOPE on Him that He will RESCUE US AGAIN!
» 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!
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