DECLARATIONS & DECREES: LORD, INTO YOUR HANDS I ENTRUST MY LIFE!
May 6, 2020 – Psalm 31:1-24; Acts 20:29-35; 2 Corinthians 4:1-18 (WEB)
In you, Yahweh, I take refuge.
Let me never be disappointed.
Deliver me in your righteousness.
2 Bow down your ear to me.
Deliver me speedily.
Be to me a strong rock,
a house of defense to save me.
3 For you are my rock and my fortress,
therefore for your name’s sake lead me and guide me.
4 Pluck me out of the net that they have laid secretly for me,
for you are my stronghold.
5 Into your hand I commend my spirit.
You redeem me, Yahweh, God of truth.
6 I hate those who regard lying vanities,
but I trust in Yahweh.
7 I will be glad and rejoice in your loving kindness,
for you have seen my affliction.
You have known my soul in adversities.
8 You have not shut me up into the hand of the enemy.
You have set my feet in a large place.
9 Have mercy on me, Yahweh, for I am in distress.
My eye, my soul, and my body waste away with grief.
10 For my life is spent with sorrow,
my years with sighing.
My strength fails because of my iniquity.
My bones are wasted away.
11 Because of all my adversaries I have become utterly contemptible to my neighbors,
a horror to my acquaintances.
Those who saw me on the street fled from me.
12 I am forgotten from their hearts like a dead man.
I am like broken pottery.
13 For I have heard the slander of many, terror on every side,
while they conspire together against me,
they plot to take away my life.
14 But I trust in you, Yahweh.
I said, “You are my God.”
15 My times are in your hand.
Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me.
16 Make your face to shine on your servant.
Save me in your loving kindness.
17 Let me not be disappointed, Yahweh, for I have called on you.
Let the wicked be disappointed.
Let them be silent in Sheol.[a]
18 Let the lying lips be mute,
which speak against the righteous insolently, with pride and contempt.
19 Oh how great is your goodness,
which you have laid up for those who fear you,
which you have worked for those who take refuge in you,
before the sons of men!
20 In the shelter of your presence you will hide them from the plotting of man.
You will keep them secretly in a dwelling away from the strife of tongues.
21 Praise be to Yahweh,
for he has shown me his marvelous loving kindness in a strong city.
22 As for me, I said in my haste, “I am cut off from before your eyes.”
Nevertheless you heard the voice of my petitions when I cried to you.
23 Oh love Yahweh, all you his saints!
Yahweh preserves the faithful,
and fully recompenses him who behaves arrogantly.
24 Be strong, and let your heart take courage,
all you who hope in Yahweh.
29 For I know that after my departure, vicious wolves will enter in among you, not sparing the flock. 30 Men will arise from among your own selves, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them. 31 Therefore watch, remembering that for a period of three years I didn’t cease to admonish everyone night and day with tears. 32 Now, brothers, I entrust you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build up, and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified. 33 I coveted no one’s silver, gold, or clothing. 34 You yourselves know that these hands served my necessities, and those who were with me. 35 In all things I gave you an example, that so laboring you ought to help the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
2 Corinthians 4:1-18
Therefore seeing we have this ministry, even as we obtained mercy, we don’t faint. 2 But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by the manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. 3 Even if our Good News is veiled, it is veiled in those who are dying, 4 in whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that the light of the Good News of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not dawn on them. 5 For we don’t preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake, 6 seeing it is God who said, “Light will shine out of darkness,”Genesis 1:3 who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
7 But we have this treasure in clay vessels, that the exceeding greatness of the power may be of God, and not from ourselves. 8 We are pressed on every side, yet not crushed; perplexed, yet not to despair; 9 pursued, yet not forsaken; struck down, yet not destroyed; 10 always carrying in the body the putting to death of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. 11 For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus may be revealed in our mortal flesh. 12 So then death works in us, but life in you. 13 But having the same spirit of faith, according to that which is written, “I believed, and therefore I spoke.”Psalm 116:10 We also believe, and therefore we also speak; 14 knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus, and will present us with you. 15 For all things are for your sakes, that the grace, being multiplied through the many, may cause the thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.
16 Therefore we don’t faint, but though our outward person is decaying, yet our inward person is renewed day by day. 17 For our light affliction, which is for the moment, works for us more and more exceedingly an eternal weight of glory, 18 while we don’t look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
I write these decrees in the Name of Jesus Christ/Yeshua HaMashiach 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 in You, Lord/Adonai, I TAKE MY REFUGE: You have never allowed me to be put to shame. In Your RIGHTEOUSNESS, YOU DELIVER ME! You HEAR MY CRY and RESCUE me quickly.
» I decree and declare Lord/Adonai, YOU ALONE ARE MY ROCK AND FORTRESS! You LEAD ME AND GUIDE ME for Your Name’s sake! You FREE ME from the net they hid for me, because YOU ARE MY REFUGE! INTO YOUR HAND I ENTRUST MY LIFE: SPIRIT, SOUL AND BODY!
» I decree and declare You, Lord/Adonai, GOD OF TRUTH, have REDEEMED ME! I REJOICE in Your LOVINGKINDNESS, for You saw my affliction. You knew the troubles of my soul. You did not hand me over to the enemy but SET MY FEET IN A WIDE-OPEN SPACE!
» I decree and declare I TRUST IN YOU, LORD/ADONAI! I hear the whispering of many. There is terror on every side as they conspire and plot. But I TRUST IN YOU, for YOU ARE MY GOD/ELOHIM. My TIMES are in Your Hands. You have delivered me from the hands of my foes and from those who pursue me.
» I decree and declare the wicked will be ashamed; their lying lips will be mute. For they speak arrogantly against the RIGHTEOUS, with pride and contempt. Lord/Adonai, GREAT IS YOUR GOODNESS which You have STORED UP for those who FEAR You, which You have given to those who take REFUGE in You!
» I decree and declare God’s WISDOM and DISCERNMENT upon His People. I walk with my SPIRITUAL EYES OPEN not falling for the deceptions of the enemy. I will be QUICK to discern and react when words do not agree with the Scriptures. BEWARE of those who draw attention to themselves rather than the Lord Christ Jesus/Adonai Messiah Yeshua.
» I decree and declare I am ENTRUSTED TO GOD/ELOHIM and the Word of His GRACE, which is STRONG to build me up and to give me the inheritance among all who have been made HOLY.
» I decree and declare I WILL NOT LOSE HEART, for I have received MERCY from God/Elohim. I have renounced the hidden shameful ways – not walking in deception or distorting the Word of God but present myself before God by the open proclamation of the Truth. If the Good News is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case, the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, so they might not see the Light of the Good News of the GLORY of Christ/the Messiah, Who is the image of God.
» I decree and declare for God/Elohim, Who said, “Let LIGHT shine out of darkness,” is the One Who has shone in our hearts, to GIVE THE LIGHT OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE GLORY OF GOD IN THE FACE OF CHRIST/THE MESSIAH! We have this treasure in jars of clay, so that the SURPASSING GREATNESS OF THE POWER may be from God/Elohim and not from ourselves.
» I decree and declare, though I am hard pressed in every way, yet I AM NOT CRUSHED; perplexed, yet not in despair; persecuted, yet not forsaken; struck down, yet not destroyed; always carrying in the body the DEATH OF JESUS/YESHUA, so that the life of Jesus/Yeshua may also be revealed in my mortal body. For I know that the One Who RAISED THE LORD JESUS/YESHUA will raise me also with Him and will bring me with you into His PRESENCE.
» I decree and declare I will not lose heart. Though my outward body is decaying, yet my inward self is RENEWED DAY BY DAY. For my trouble, light and momentary, is PRODUCING FOR ME AN ETERNAL WEIGHT OF GLORY far beyond comparison, as I look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen.
» 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/ Malakh Yeshua HaMashiach, empowered and led of the Holy Spirit/ Ruach HaKodesh of God/Elohim, 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/Adonai El Shaddai; their actions will be of no effect to God’s/Elohim’s chosen ones, but will be turned back on themselves for destruction.
The Lord God Almighty/Adonai El Shaddai, Maker of Heaven and Earth, we praise Your Name for You are True and Faithful and Just to perform it. Amen!