Tag Archives: enemies

Walk Always

Amplified Bible (AMP)

Psalm 23

A Psalm of David.

1 The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack.

2 He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful waters.

3 He refreshes and restores my life (my self); He leads me in the paths of righteousness [uprightness and right standing with Him—not for my earning it, but] for His name’s sake.

4 Yes, though I walk through the [deep, sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort me.

5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with [a]oil; my [brimming] cup runs over.

6 Surely or only goodness, mercy, and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, and through the length of my days the house of the Lord [and His presence] shall be my dwelling place.

walk annointed

Today’s message is simple, walk with Jesus and you will always be in marvelous light, never fearing the darkness.  I was in Sunday morning worship recently and I kept hearing, “walk with Me” over and over again.  Then I felt on the following church service to take the 23rd Psalm and personalize it to fit in with the walk with me theme.  I was so excited after I wrote it out.  It showed clearly how much detail God puts into our daily lives.

If only we could take hold of the peace which comes from following after Jesus.  He promises to lead us beside still waters and walk with us in green pastures.  He also promises to sit us among our enemies at a feast and anoint us with oil.  All these promises should lead us to a life of walking in peace and love.  We should be content while walking with Jesus along the still waters and peaceful meadows.  Why are we not allowing ourselves to dwell in this place of safety?

Who knows the true answer to this? Probably no one, there are probably a million answers to the reason we don’t walk in peace.  We all can take our personal experiences and give an answer as to why we don’t trust in the 23rd Psalm and they would all make perfect sense.  Walking in the green pastures and beside the still waters is a choice.  Yes it’s a promise from God but it is up to us because of our free will we get to choose if we want to accept it.  Below I have translated the 23rd Psalm as I felt I was hearing it.  I pray it may speak to your heart and give you some insight into what God wants you to see in your walk with Him.

I am your Shepard, because of Me you will NOT lack.  Walk with Me and see the green pastures.  Walk with Me and let Me show you the still and restful waters.  Walk with Me and I will refresh and restore you.  Walk with Me in righteousness to honor My Father.  Yes WE will walk through valleys of death but walk with Me and there will be no fear.  I will protect you and give you comfort.  Walk with Me to the table that has been set before you with your enemies.  Walk with Me and I will anoint you with oil until your cup overflows.  Walk with Me and you will only find goodness and mercy and unfailing love forever.  Walk with Me to your dwelling place, My Fathers House.

Advertisements

Is Your Issue Worth It?

Psalm 23:5

You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings.
???????????????????????????????
The Scripture basis for this blog: 

Mark 5:25-35

New Living Translation (NLT)

25 A woman in the crowd had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding. 26 She had suffered a great deal from many doctors, and over the years she had spent everything she had to pay them, but she had gotten no better. In fact, she had gotten worse. 27 She had heard about Jesus, so she came up behind him through the crowd and touched his robe. 28 For she thought to herself, “If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed.” 29 Immediately the bleeding stopped, and she could feel in her body that she had been healed of her terrible condition.

30 Jesus realized at once that healing power had gone out from him, so he turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my robe?”

31 His disciples said to him, “Look at this crowd pressing around you. How can you ask, ‘Who touched me?’”

32 But he kept on looking around to see who had done it. 33 Then the frightened woman, trembling at the realization of what had happened to her, came and fell to her knees in front of him and told him what she had done. 34 And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace. Your suffering is over.”

***************************************

We have been discussing honor and worship at revival these past few weeks and I have just been asking God to show me some things.  Last night we learned about going to church with an expectancy that God will do something, so this morning I went expecting.  I was not feeling well, my voice was sketchy and I asked God to heal my body before we even got to church…posted it on Facebook and everything.  As I stepped into worship this is what happened:

Firstly, I was able to sing…first sign that God was already at work. Secondly when I worship I get this sensation at first that I am pouring into God and honoring Him.  While this is happening there is a light which emanates from me and extends toward heaven.  Then as I choose to receive from God, the light reverses and I am just covered by His glory.  Today it was different.  As I was pouring in so was He and the light met in the middle. I was confused for a moment as I had not encountered this before, then I heard a voice say walk toward the throne.

As I walked in obedience I was brought back to a book I had read by Rick Joyner, The Call, which is about a vision of heaven he had.  I remember seeing all of these people surrounding the throne of God, important people from history and I could not help but think that I was somehow not worthy to be walking to the front, yet I continued to walk.  The closer I got, the more the  light  met and became circles and they radiated out in all directions connecting the worship and bringing it to a new higher level.  God was truly revealing Himself to me in that moment.

So, needless to say, worship was off the hook and wonderful and it brought revelation to me in another area of my understanding.  I sat down after worship and God showed me a hand reaching out from a crowd of people.  In my spirit I knew right away it was the woman with the issue of blood.  As I drew closer to see what God wanted to show me, He showed me there was a hand helping this woman touch Jesus and the following is what God spoke to me:

Like the woman who pushes through the crowds just to get to Jesus to touch the hem of His garment to receive by faith her healing–we should be pressing continually forward,  He HAS prepared a table for us AMONGST our enemies and He gives us the strength daily to overcome and push through anything the enemy has set out for us that day.  So, being set apart by grace, let the words of our testimonies help those hurting around us push through the crowd and touch the hem of Jesus’ garment.  We as a body of Christ are to show the way to Jesus.  Let us love one another aside from our differences and begin to help others to reach out and touch Jesus for their healing.

Wow!  God was really speaking that we need to step out and step in to help others seek Jesus.  We need to realize that their issues are just as important as the one that brought us to God.  We need to have compassion for those who are searching for hope in this fallen world.  Are we willing to set aside our issues to help someone else reach out and touch Jesus?