DECLARATIONS & DECREES: REJOICE IN THE LORD – HE IS RESTORING WHAT THE ENEMY HAS TAKEN!
January 17, 2020 – Nehemiah 8:5-10; Isaiah 61:1-7; Joel 2:21-27; Philippines 4:1-9; Revelation 19:1-10 (WEB)
Nehemiah 8:5-10: 5 Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people (for he was above all the people), and when he opened it, all the people stood up. 6 Then Ezra blessed Yahweh, the great God.
All the people answered, “Amen, Amen,” with the lifting up of their hands. They bowed their heads, and worshiped Yahweh with their faces to the ground. 7 Also Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, and the Levites, caused the people to understand the law; and the people stayed in their place. 8 They read in the book, in the law of God, distinctly; and they gave the sense, so that they understood the reading.
9 Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people, said to all the people, “Today is holy to Yahweh your God. Don’t mourn, nor weep.” For all the people wept when they heard the words of the law. 10 Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to him for whom nothing is prepared, for today is holy to our Lord. Don’t be grieved, for the joy of Yahweh is your strength.”
Isaiah 61:1-7: The Lord Yahweh’s Spirit is on me,
because Yahweh has anointed me to preach good news to the humble.
He has sent me to bind up the broken hearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives
and release to those who are bound,
2 to proclaim the year of Yahweh’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
3 to provide for those who mourn in Zion,
to give to them a garland for ashes,
the oil of joy for mourning,
the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness,
that they may be called trees of righteousness,
the planting of Yahweh,
that he may be glorified.
4 They will rebuild the old ruins.
They will raise up the former devastated places.
They will repair the ruined cities
that have been devastated for many generations.
5 Strangers will stand and feed your flocks.
Foreigners will work your fields and your vineyards.
6 But you will be called Yahweh’s priests.
Men will call you the servants of our God.
You will eat the wealth of the nations.
You will boast in their glory.
7 Instead of your shame you will have double.
Instead of dishonor, they will rejoice in their portion.
Therefore in their land they will possess double.
Everlasting joy will be to them.
Joel 2:21-27: 21 Land, don’t be afraid.
Be glad and rejoice, for Yahweh has done great things.
22 Don’t be afraid, you animals of the field;
for the pastures of the wilderness spring up,
for the tree bears its fruit.
The fig tree and the vine yield their strength.
23 “Be glad then, you children of Zion,
and rejoice in Yahweh, your God;
for he gives you the early rain in just measure,
and he causes the rain to come down for you,
the early rain and the latter rain,
24 The threshing floors will be full of wheat,
and the vats will overflow with new wine and oil.
25 I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten,
the great locust, the grasshopper, and the caterpillar,
my great army, which I sent among you.
26 You will have plenty to eat, and be satisfied,
and will praise the name of Yahweh, your God,
who has dealt wondrously with you;
and my people will never again be disappointed.
27 You will know that I am among Israel,
and that I am Yahweh, your God, and there is no one else;
and my people will never again be disappointed.
Philippians 4:1-9: Therefore, my brothers, beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, my beloved.
2 I exhort Euodia, and I exhort Syntyche, to think the same way in the Lord. 3 Yes, I beg you also, true partner, help these women, for they labored with me in the Good News with Clement also, and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.
4 Rejoice in the Lord always! Again I will say, “Rejoice!” 5 Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. 6 In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honorable, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report: if there is any virtue and if there is any praise, think about these things. 9 The things which you learned, received, heard, and saw in me: do these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
Revelation 19:1-10: After these things I heard something like a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, “Hallelujah! Salvation, power, and glory belong to our God; 2 for his judgments are true and righteous. For he has judged the great prostitute, who corrupted the earth with her sexual immorality, and he has avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.”
3 A second said, “Hallelujah! Her smoke goes up forever and ever.” 4 The twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who sits on the throne, saying, “Amen! Hallelujah!”
5 A voice came from the throne, saying, “Give praise to our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, the small and the great!”
6 I heard something like the voice of a great multitude, and like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of mighty thunders, saying, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns! 7 Let’s rejoice and be exceedingly glad, and let’s give the glory to him. For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his wife has made herself ready.” 8 It was given to her that she would array herself in bright, pure, fine linen: for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.
9 He said to me, “Write, ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb.’” He said to me, “These are true words of God.”
10 I fell down before his feet to worship him. He said to me, “Look! Don’t do it! I am a fellow bondservant with you and with your brothers who hold the testimony of Jesus. Worship God, for the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy.”
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 BLESS THE LORD/ADONAI, the GREAT GOD/ELOHIM! The People Lift their hands in PRAISE and bow down and WORSHIP the Lord/Adonai, their Creator and God/Elohim!
» I decree and declare TODAY IS HOLY/KADOSH in the sight of the Lord your God/Adonai Eloheykha; therefore, DO NOT GRIEVE, for the JOY OF THE LORD/ADONAI IS YOUR STRENGTH!
» I decree and declare the Spirit/Ruach of the Lord/Adonai is ON ME because the Lord/Adonai has ANOINTED ME to PROCLAIM Good News to the Poor. He has sent me to BIND UP the Brokenhearted, to PROCLAIM Liberty to the Captives, and the OPENING OF THE PRISON to those who are bound, to PROCLAIM this is the Year of the Lord’s/Adonai’s FAVOR and the DAY OF OUR GOD’S/ELOHIM’S VENGEANCE and to COMFORT ALL WHO MOURN, NOW!
» I decree and declare I GIVE YOU BEAUTY for ashes, the OIL OF JOY for mourning, the GARMENT OF PRAISE for the spirit of heaviness, that YOU MIGHT BE CALLED OAKS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, the Planting of the Lord/Adonai, that HE MAY BE GLORIFIED!
» I decree and declare we will REBUILD THE ANCIENT RUINS and RESTORE former desolations. We will REPAIR the ruined cities, the desolations of many generations. Strangers will come to shepherd our flocks, children of foreigners will be our plowmen and vinedressers.
» I decree and declare we are called the Priests/Kohanim of the Lord/Adonai; they speak of us as the MINISTERS OF OUR GOD/ELOHEINU! We eat the WEALTH of Nations and boast in our abundance. Instead of our past shame we have a DOUBLE PORTION. Instead of prior disgrace we will SING FOR JOY. Therefore, in our Land we are INHERITING A DOUBLE PORTION; WITH EVERLASTING JOY!
» I decree and declare do not fear but BE GLAD AND REJOICE! For the Lord/Adonai has done great things. Be GLAD and REJOICE Children in the Lord your God/Adonai Eloheykha; He gives you the Early Rain for PROSPERITY; yes, He will bring down rain for you the Early Rain and the Latter Rain as before. All you set your hands to do will prosper and the vats will OVERFLOW with New Wine and FRESH OIL!
» I decree and declare the Lord/Adonai is RESTORING TO YOU the years that the locust, the swarming locust, the cankerworm and the caterpillar have eaten. You will eat and be SATISFIED and PRAISE the Name of the Lord your God/Adonai Eloheykha Who has dealt WONDROUSLY with you.
» I decree and declare I will STAND FIRM in the Lord Jesus Christ/Adonai Yeshua the Messiah. I will HELP THOSE IN NEED, those who labor in spreading the Good News. I will REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS, letting my gentleness be known to all People. The LORD IS NEAR. I will not be anxious about anything – but in EVERYTHING, by PRAYER AND PETITION with THANKSGIVING I will let my requests be made known to God.
» I decree and declare the PEACE/SHALOM OF GOD/ELOHIM, which surpasses all understanding, GUARDS MY HEART and MIND in Christ Jesus/Messiah Yeshua. I will dwell only on what is TRUE, HONORABLE, JUST, PURE, LOVELY, COMMENDABLE – I will dwell only on the things that are WORTHY OF PRAISE.
» I decree and declare SALVATION AND GLORY AND POWER BELONG TO OUR GOD/ELOHEINU! For His judgments are TRUE and JUST. For He has judged the great prostitute who corrupted the Earth with her whoring and has AVENGED the blood of His Servants caused by her hand.
» I decree and declare PRAISE OUR GOD, all you His Servants and all who FEAR Him, both great and small! For the Lord God of Hosts/Adonai Elohei-Tzva’ot REIGNS! WE WILL REJOICE AND BE GLAD and give the GLORY to Him! For the WEDDING of the Lamb has come and YOU, His Bride, have made yourself ready. You are given fine linen to wear, bright and clean! For the fine linen is the RIGHTEOUS DEEDS OF THE SAINTS/KEDOSHIM!
» I decree and declare HOW FORTUNATE ARE THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN INVITED TO THE BANQUET OF THE LAMB! These are the TRUE Words of God!
» 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!
[Keyword(s): praise, bless, bind up, favor, righteousness, double, oil, satisfied, avenge]