Saturday, November 17, 2012

November 17, 2012 - High Praises/Two Edged Sword

Prayer focus for the week of Nov. 17-Nov. 23, 2012

Psalm 149:
Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, praise Him in the assembly of His saints!  Let Israel rejoice in Him, their Maker; let Zion's children triumph and be joyful in their King!  Let them praise His name in chorus and choir and with the [single or group] dance; let them sing praises to Him with the tambourine and lyre!  For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation and adorn the wretched with victory.  Let the saints be joyful in the glory and beauty [which God confers upon them]; let them sing for joy upon their beds.  Let the high praises of God be in their throats and a two-edged sword in their hands, To wreak venegeance upon the nations and chastisement upon the peoples, To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron, To execute upon them the judgment written.  He [the Lord] is the honor of all His saints.  Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!)  The Amplified Bible.

The twoedged sword is the Word of God, (Rev 1:16, Hebrews 4:12).  God is calling His people to be armed with His Word in an attitude of worship and praise towards Him. 

I pray the people of God rise up and praise Him, armed with His Word, knowing their authority given in the Name of Jesus.  That we be wise as serpents and harmless ad doves.  That lawlessness goes from Waterford and revival takes its place. 

God is defending His people.  There will be a judgment on those who are not His people, on those who refuse His ways.  It's time we get as close to Him as we can, under His shadow of protection.  I pray that God's people begin to say that He is their Lord, their refuge, their fortress, their God and in Him will they trust! (Psalm 91:2).  As they do He will protect and deliver them!

The vengeance, chastisement, binding and judgment are for those who are rejecting the Lord. Deliverance and protection are for those who call Him Lord and God.  Those who call Him their Protector.  God, let us be clear in our choice to follow You in all we do.  That there be no misunderstanding whose side we are on.  Let your people follow You whole-heartedly with passion!  Let Waterford rise up and be known as a place of refuge, a place where Your people reside.  A place where evil does not befall us and no plague comes near our dwellings.  Thank You Father for Your protection and deliverance!

1 comment:

  1. Praying for the infra structure once again and also the spiritual "infrastructure" so that the Christians be the stabilizing foundation they need to be. That we speak God's Word and be a prophetic voice for Him, that people recognize they need to hear the Voice of the Lord and seek it out.