Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Cancellation of Assignments
As we began our
Praying over our city meeting, we read scriptures that assure us that Jesus can and will set us free
from those things that keep us in bondage - - He is ready and willing to give
us gifts to enable us to serve him and others - - -
(If you then be free from
captivity, STAND and do not be moved away from Christ.)
Psalms 68:18, 19 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive:
thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for
the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among
them. Blessed be the
Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, even the God of our salvation.
Ephesians 4:7, 8 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure
of the gift of Christ. Wherefore he says, When he ascended up on high, he
led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty
wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of
Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me
free from the law of sin and death.
The Children of
Israel were rebellious and constantly forsaking God and worshiping idols and
other gods of the heathen nations around them.God used Babylon
to punish them.
Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar,
and took many Jews captive.
This Babylonian captivity of the Jews lasted 70 years.
times of captivity the Jews set up homes and were allowed to tend crops and raise
sheep.Assignments by the King were set
up to rule over the households of the captives.Many were forced to build towers, walls, and plant gardens for the King.
Babylon was destroyed in about 1531 BC by
invaders from the northwest, the Hittites.
Medes, and the
Persians. The Jewish captives, were allowed a certain amount of freedom to enjoy
their religion and customs; Yet they were heavily taxed as were the Jews in
Jesus day, when the Romans held rule over them.
hovered over the Jews because of their disobedience to worship God only.
As we prepare to
pray over our city, we understand that because of rebellion in the hearts of
many citizens, the enemy king satan has set up assignments to rule over
individuals.Strong towers of doubt and
unbelief have been build holding our citizens captive and in bondage.
We have a greater
KING, who is able to break the assignments set up by the enemy.Our God can pull down the strong towers of
resistance and leave not one stone unturned.Jesus desires to remove all the old stones - - leaving nothing of the
old.All must be purged and nothing of
the old to remain.All must be made
brand new, not the same.
Jesus is the
Greater One, and a Greater King is able to break the assignments of the enemy
cannot enter the domain of our citizens to tear down and replace, unless He is
invited.He is a gentleman, always polite
and waits for a willing mind and a teachable spirit.God will not force himself until He is
wanted.He is ready and powerful but He
Jesus wants to
rule supreme - only Him.He cannot allow
any thing or anyone else to rule along side of him.
No man can serve
two masters.Jesus demands we serve only
Some have tried
to clean up a little space for Jesus, while keeping things that were friendly
and familiar, but that will not do. Jesus is the deep cleaner and he desires to
remove all those things that are not acceptable in His sight.
Jesus came to
bring us Life, more abundantly and He is our Eternal Life and Glory.
As we pray over
our city, we prophesy that assignments are broken, walls and towers torn down,
citizens become awake to realize their need for Jesus, and open eyes and ears
to understand as God is calling them to repentance and to invite Jesus into
Thank you Jesus
for making everything new in our citizens as they invite you into their lives.