DECLARATIONS & DECREES: IN LOVE & OBEDIENCE I FOLLOW THE LORD!
October 24, 2019 – John 14:23-31; Acts 5:12-42; Hebrews 3:1-19 (WEB)
John 14:23-31: 23 Jesus answered him, “If a man loves me, he will keep my word. My Father will love him, and we will come to him, and make our home with him. 24 He who doesn’t love me doesn’t keep my words. The word which you hear isn’t mine, but the Father’s who sent me. 25 I have said these things to you while still living with you. 26 But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things, and will remind you of all that I said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, I give to you. Don’t let your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful. 28 You heard how I told you, ‘I go away, and I come to you.’ If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I said ‘I am going to my Father;’ for the Father is greater than I. 29 Now I have told you before it happens so that when it happens, you may believe. 30 I will no more speak much with you, for the prince of the world comes, and he has nothing in me. 31 But that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father commanded me, even so I do. Arise, let’s go from here.
Acts 5:12-42: 12 By the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were done among the people. They were all with one accord in Solomon’s porch. 13 None of the rest dared to join them, however the people honored them. 14 More believers were added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women. 15 They even carried out the sick into the streets, and laid them on cots and mattresses, so that as Peter came by, at the least his shadow might overshadow some of them. 16 The multitude also came together from the cities around Jerusalem, bringing sick people and those who were tormented by unclean spirits: and they were all healed.
17 But the high priest rose up, and all those who were with him (which is the sect of the Sadducees), and they were filled with jealousy 18 and laid hands on the apostles, then put them in public custody. 19 But an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors by night, and brought them out and said, 20 “Go stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.”
21 When they heard this, they entered into the temple about daybreak and taught. But the high priest came, and those who were with him, and called the council together, and all the senate of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought. 22 But the officers who came didn’t find them in the prison. They returned and reported, 23 “We found the prison shut and locked, and the guards standing before the doors, but when we opened them, we found no one inside!”
24 Now when the high priest, the captain of the temple, and the chief priests heard these words, they were very perplexed about them and what might become of this. 25 One came and told them, “Behold, the men whom you put in prison are in the temple, standing and teaching the people.” 26 Then the captain went with the officers, and brought them without violence, for they were afraid that the people might stone them.
27 When they had brought them, they set them before the council. The high priest questioned them, 28 saying, “Didn’t we strictly command you not to teach in this name? Behold, you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and intend to bring this man’s blood on us.”
29 But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men. 30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you killed, hanging him on a tree. 31 God exalted him with his right hand to be a Prince and a Savior, to give repentance to Israel, and remission of sins. 32 We are his witnesses of these things; and so also is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”
33 But they, when they heard this, were cut to the heart, and were determined to kill them. 34 But one stood up in the council, a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, honored by all the people, and commanded to put the apostles out for a little while. 35 He said to them, “You men of Israel, be careful concerning these men, what you are about to do. 36 For before these days Theudas rose up, making himself out to be somebody; to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves. He was slain; and all, as many as obeyed him, were dispersed, and came to nothing. 37 After this man, Judas of Galilee rose up in the days of the enrollment, and drew away some people after him. He also perished, and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered abroad. 38 Now I tell you, withdraw from these men, and leave them alone. For if this counsel or this work is of men, it will be overthrown. 39 But if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow it, and you would be found even to be fighting against God!”
40 They agreed with him. Summoning the apostles, they beat them and commanded them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. 41 They therefore departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for Jesus’ name.
42 Every day, in the temple and at home, they never stopped teaching and preaching Jesus, the Christ.
Hebrews 3:1-19: 1 Therefore, holy brothers, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession: Jesus, 2 who was faithful to him who appointed him, as also Moses was in all his house. 3 For he has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, because he who built the house has more honor than the house. 4 For every house is built by someone; but he who built all things is God. 5 Moses indeed was faithful in all his house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were afterward to be spoken, 6 but Christ is faithful as a Son over his house. We are his house, if we hold fast our confidence and the glorying of our hope firm to the end. 7 Therefore, even as the Holy Spirit says, “Today if you will hear his voice, 8 don’t harden your hearts, as in the rebellion, in the day of the trial in the wilderness, 9 where your fathers tested me and tried me, and saw my deeds for forty years. 10 Therefore I was displeased with that generation, and said, ‘They always err in their heart, but they didn’t know my ways.’ 11 As I swore in my wrath, ‘They will not enter into my rest.’” [Psalm 95:7-11]
12 Beware, brothers, lest perhaps there might be in any one of you an evil heart of unbelief, in falling away from the living God; 13 but exhort one another day by day, so long as it is called “today”, lest any one of you be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence firm to the end, 15 while it is said, “Today if you will hear his voice, don’t harden your hearts, as in the rebellion.” [Psalm 95:7-8]
16 For who, when they heard, rebelled? Wasn’t it all those who came out of Egypt led by Moses? 17 With whom was he displeased forty years? Wasn’t it with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the wilderness? 18 To whom did he swear that they wouldn’t enter into his rest, but to those who were disobedient? 19 We see that they weren’t able to enter in because of unbelief.
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 I LOVE JESUS CHRIST/YESHUA THE MESSIAH, therefore I CHOOSE TO KEEP HIS WORD! His Father, God/Elohim, LOVES me and they have COME TO ME and have made their DWELLING with me.
» I decree and declare the HELPER, the Holy Spirit/Ruach HaKodesh Whom the Father sent in Jesus’/Yeshua’s Name, is with me to TEACH me EVERYTHING and REMIND me of EVERYTHING that Jesus/Yeshua said. I AM NOT ALONE. He is with me to COMFORT and GUIDE in all my ways.
» I decree and declare the PEACE/SHALOM of Christ/Messiah has been given to you; it is not as the World gives or considers peace. KNOW that Jesus/Yeshua is with you ALWAYS. DON’T LET YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED OR AFRAID. REJOICE for Jesus/Yeshua is with the Father. As He walked in complete OBEDIENCE to the Father, in LOVE, so we will WALK IN LOVE and OBEDIENCE to the Father also!
» I decree and declare as I MOVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT/RUACH HAKODESH Signs and Wonders will happen among the People. I REJOICE for MORE and MORE will TRUST in the Lord/Adonai and be added to His Body. God’s PRESENCE, His GLORY within me will TOUCH those in need, both emotionally and in body. Those who are sick or tormented by unclean spirits will be HEALED, in the Name and Anointing of Jesus Christ/Yeshua the Messiah!
» I decree and declare I will not be alarmed when the religious leaders and some people cannot tolerate the TRUTH and things of God that I share. I will not fear if I am bound and imprisoned, for the Lord is with me. He is my STRENGTH and BOLDNESS to WORSHIP and PRAISE His Name in the midst of the trial. This is an opportunity for God to show His Glory!
» I decree and declare the Lord/Adonai will send His Angels to protect His People, no matter what the circumstances are. They will GUARD you in all your ways. (Psalm 91:11) Choose to LISTEN and OBEY the Spirit’s/Ruach’s promptings; your Way will be very fruitful.
» I decree and declare though you are given strict orders to abstain from teaching in Jesus Christ’s/Yeshua the Messiah’s Name, you know that your reply must be, “WE MUST OBEY GOD/ELOHIM rather than men! We must preach Christ/Messiah CRUCIFIED and RAISED FROM THE DEAD, to give repentance to Israel and the World, and REMOVAL OF SINS!”
» I decree and declare I am among the HOLY family of God/Elohim: brothers and sisters, partners in a HEAVENLY CALLING! I take notice of Jesus/Yeshua – the Messenger and High Priest/Kohen Gadol I affirm. Christ/Messiah, as Son, is over God’s/Elohim’s House – and we are His House, if we HOLD FIRM to our BOLDNESS and what we are proud to HOPE!
» I decree and declare HEARTS and EARS will be OPEN TODAY, that the Backsliders and Unbelievers will TURN and HEAR the CALL of the Spirit/Ruach. I speak LIFE and HOPE into their hearts. Those who have waited will WAIT NO MORE; they will not harden their Hearts in rebellion, but COME to the Father, covered by the Blood of the Lamb. They will be welcomed before the Father as they TRUST in Christ/Messiah.
» 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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