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FOOLISHNESS, huh?

FOOLISHNESS, HUH

 

SELAH Daily Devotions!

 

For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel; not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness, but unto us which are saved; it is the power of God…for after that in the wisdom of God, the world by wisdom knew not God; it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. 1Corinthians 1:17-18, 20

 

Granted, in this New Millennium Church Age, there are those who challenge the relevancy and even the validity of ‘The preaching of the Cross’!  After all, we have so much going on, so much information available to us, so much to accomplish and so little time, right?

Well, guess what? Contrary to contemporary pop culture,God knew before we knew how long and how far mankind would go to avoid accountability!

According to 2 Timothy 4:3, ‘For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but having itching ears, they shall heap to themselves teachers in accordance with their own lusts.”

In other words, the focus would no longer be how to live a holy and sanctified life, in this present world, but folk would religiously come to church to scratch an itch, you know, to satisfy their hunger for more and some more of the WORLD’S creature comforts Of course they’d use a more palatable vernacular, such as, “Give me a ‘word’ that will tell me how I can supersize my life!” Or perhaps, “I’ll give you a part of my ‘free day’ if you can make it worth my while; you know, cheer me up, make me feel good (bring on the hype)! “A’int nobody got time for foolishness!” And we’d certainly be remiss to ignore this one—“You can’t judge me, God knows My Heart!” 

Like the ol’ skool Preacha said, “Guess I done lost half my Churrrch, nah; huh?”
 
I know we shouldn’t be shocked—but C’mon! This attitude prevailing amongst the household of faith? Yeah, I mean, we’re not talking about ‘dem worldly sinners’ we’re talking–’Church Folks’! Do you think that’s what the Scripture refers to as “having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!” ?(Ref. 2 Timoth 3:5   #DON’TSHOUTMEDOWNNAH

But to those of us who yet truly believe in the Testimony of Jesus Christ and the Gospel message of that ol’ rugged cross, the preaching of the cross is NOT foolishness, but it is the POWER OF GOD to save the sinner man who will dare to believe that The Word of God is True.

QUITE frankly, it’s  not really that hard to understand exactly why the Deceitful Destroyer works so diligently to keep humanity from The Truth.  If we were in his position, we wouldn’t want this Good News on blast in mainstream social medias, either!  #ijs!! Obviously!!  The Bible says, if they only knew ‘They never would’ve crucified Christ’ in the first place. (1 Corinthians 2:8) Well guess what, devil… ‘You’re over 2000 years too late’!

Given the rapid decline of basic core values and the swelling demoralization of  21st Century society’s ‘new norms’ that’s taken place over the past fifty or so years, those of us who’ve been walking with the Lord for a while now, have come to the realization that the ONLY HOPE for sustaining any semblance of sanity (much less peace) admidst the certainty of massive uncertainties is a irrevokable determination that ‘COME WHAT MAY’, I WILL’  Trust in the Lord with ALL of your heart, and lean not to my own understanding but in all your ways, acknowledge HIM, and HE SHALL DIRECT YOUR PATH!”  (Ref. Proverbs 3:5-6) #CANIGETAWITNESS??

TRUST2KNO, it’s not my intent to denigrate your personal right to choose the way you life your life, BUT rather to point out, it’s getting darker and darker out here and unfortunately it ain’t gonna get no better until HE CRACKS THE SKY! So it behooves each and everyone of us to think long and hard before we pass up this amazing offer!
 
To the weary wandererThe Cross is the Place of Refuge! To the lost, The Cross is the Center of the Universe, where Eternity collided with Time and Mercy and Grace unashamedly kissed each other! To the unlovable  and faint of heart, The Cross is The Power and Love of God openly revealed and freely offered in exchange for our rebellion against the Righteousness of a HOLY God! To the spiritually bankrupt, The Cross  is the Place of Welcomed Surrender– where, you give Him your all, He Gives You His ALL!

To those who’re trapped in darkness, The Cross is where the Light of GOD’S Amazing Grace is still shining—beckoning us  “before the day of gross darkness overtakes youCOME!”

OH YEAH!  There’s always gonna be those who reject God’s gift of GRACE presented through THE FOOLISHNESS OF PREACHING, HOWEVRRRR, THERE WILL BE A HIGH COST 4 LOW LIVING! So who’s the real fool?

SELAH!

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Ann Caffee

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DIVINE JUSTICE IS NOT PARTISAN!

divine justice is not partisan

 

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This is what the Lord says: “For three sins of Judah, even for four, I will not relent. Because they have rejected the law of the Lord and have not kept his decrees, because they have been led astray by false gods, the gods their ancestors followed, 5 I will send fire on Judah that will consume the fortresses of Jerusalem.”

6 This is what the Lord says: “For three sins of Israel, even for four, I will not relent. They sell the innocent for silver, and the needy for a pair of sandals. They trample on the heads of the poor as on the dust of the ground and deny justice to the oppressed. Father and son use the same girl and so profane my holy name. They lie down by every altar on clothes taken in pledge, And drink the wine of their god. Amos 2:4-8

 

While we rarely care to be reminded, much less own it, History has revealed numerous innate flaws in humanity! Yet, The Creator of Heaven and Earth is not in the least bit hesitant to point our these fickled- fallacious tendencies in an effort to divert us from being repetitively susceptible to and victimized by them as were our forefathers!

As our text unfolds, we see Amos, a little known Sheepherder, is commissioned by God, to leave his home in Judah and travel north to  warn the people of Samaria and the Kingdom of Israel!  Having provoked God’s anger and exhausted His patience and forebearance, Judah and Israel would now suffer the thrust of  God’s impending judgment because of their perpetual rebellion and blatant disregard for His Righteous Commands!

A closer investigation of the text bear witness that after decades of devastating struggles the nations of Judah and Israel were now basking in a time of great prosperity and military success! Having successfully eliminated their traditional enemies, they enjoyed tremendous wealth and infamy. In other words, they were living their ‘best life ever’! Unfortunately, that’s when we’re most vulnerable to forgetting the Gifter and magnifying the giftings!

Much like today, the leaders of these nations, assuming that they were somehow entitled to these exuberant graces, were immune to the sufferings of the least amongst them and took advantage of every opportunity to keep the poor enslaved by poverty, inequality, worthlessness and hopelessness!

Little did they realize that God despises human pride, particularly when it’s rooted in self-righteousness and barnacled in indifference to the welfare of others whom God has Divinely-Positioned them to steward over! WOW! Many a person, blinded by unjustified confidence in personal status, has seen their worldly wisdom reduced to mere foolishness, huh?

This is specifically true for religious leaders who believe that God is impressed with packed-out ‘FAKE’ Worship services that tend to promote ritualistic celebrations but do nothing to produce Repentance nor Godliness in individuals, our communities, culture or society! DON’T SHOUT ME DOWN NAH! #ijs!!!

Beloved, TRUST2KNO, GOD IS IMPARTIAL WHEN IT COMES TO APPROPRIATING JUSTICE! Your last name, birth right, inheritance, bank account balance, educational degrees, zip code, civic, corporate, or political affiliations do not exempt us from the righteous punishment for insidious immoral crimes we commit against our fellow humanity! While man’s justice may remain blinded by race, ethnicity, class, false assumptions of pre-disposed genetic advantages/disadvantages, GOD’S HOLINESS AND RIGHTEOUS JUDGEMENT IS NOT! NO MAN IS ABOVE HIS LAWS!

HE WHO SITS HIGH ABOVE THE CIRCLE OF THE EARTH IS NO RESPECT OF PERSON WHEN IT COMES TO DISPURSING DIVINE LEGAL OPINIONS THAT CAN NOT BE OVER-RULED! We must all remember that The Kingdom of God is not a democracy, but it is, was and shall forever remain a SOVEREIGN ETERNAL THEOCRACY!

ZION, BEWARE! The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. (Proverbs 15:3)
Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. (James 4:7)
For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the. 1 Peter 4:17

#DIDJAHEARDAT? GOD IS NOT DISCRIMINATORY OR PARTISAN! HOWBOUTU?

SELAH!

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Ann Caffee

THURSDAYS’ PRAYERS!

PRAYN AND FASTING PIC

 

SELAH Daily Devotions!

 

Good morning Family! GOTTA MOMENT? Ooh Glorraa!

Welcome to 1 more brand new day! We’re excited that you have joined with us in our Weekly Thursdays’ Day of Corporate Fasting & Prayer! Once again, we appreciate the opportunity and privilege to entreat The Presence of our Great High Priest, pouring out our hearts desires, petitions and supplications with Thanksgiving. We know that He delights in our embracing Him in earnest expectation, confident that He Rules Forever by His Power is able to save and deliver us from any of life’s maladies!Shall we pray?

Faithful, faithful, faithful is our God! Faithful, faithful, faithful is our God!Faithful, faithful, faithful is our GOD! Faithful, faithful, faithful is our God; I’m reaping the harvest God promised me! Take back what the devil stole from me; And I rejoice today, for I shall recover it all Yes, I rejoice today, for I shall RECOVER IT ALL!!!
Our Father and our God of Heaven and Earth, we come before bowing in Holy Reverence, humbled by Your Loving-Kindness, Grace and Mercy! We’re eternally grateful for one more opportunity to behold The Glory of Your Presence! Knowing that it’s only Your Wisdom and Strength that has allowed us to live today! We thank You for opening up the eyes of our understanding to reveal to us such wondrous treasures that were hidden from us as we walked as dead men, surrounded by darkness in the earth without a God on our side!

Abba Father, because of Your Faithfulness, we cherish this day and don’t take for granted, as if we have a right to live! But By The Mercy and Grace of our Blessed Father, we now live, move and have our being! As we come offering our bodies as living sacrifices to You, our hearts are rejoicing, our hands are lifted up and our lips shall be forever praizing You! Oh, how awesome are Your deeds! For ONLY You have preseved our lives and kept our feet from slipping!

Daddy,  because You  were willing to send Your Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, we thank You for being our Salvation, Deliverance, Breakthrough and Provision. We’re thankful that even knowing our frame, Your faithfulness and compassion continuously allows You to look beyond our human frailties, faults and iniquities to see and minister to everything we need pertaining to life and godliness!

Thank You Lord Jesus for being such a forgiving and understanding God. We must admit that You’ve already done enough for us that we should spend the rest of our life, worshiping and giving You all The Glory, Honor and Praise; for none else is worthy BUT YOU! YET, You keep right on blessing us over and over again! Abba Father, being careful not to take YOUR KINDNESS AND GRACE for granted, we ask You to please forgive me this day for everything I have done, said or thought that was not pleasing to Your Heart. We blss You for giving us the Assurance that as we confess our sin, You are Faithful and Just to forgive, pardon and restore us back into rightful fellowship with You, therefore, we ask now for Your forgiveness, in The Precious Name of Jesus! IT IS SO!
Precious Lord, as we stand before You, we praying, teach us Your Ways and help us to see sin through Your eyes and to acknowledge it as evil wickedness and rebellion against the Creator and Lover of our souls, The Giver and Sustainer of All Life! And when we sin, quicken our spirit to repent immediately, and to confess with our mouth our wrongdoing, that we might receive the Gracious forgiveness of our Heavenly Father!
Sweet Holy Spirit, because no man can come to the Father except You draw them, we intercede on behalf of every unsaved soul, asking You to quicken the Spirit of Godly-repentance in their heart and in their mind that they will come to you today confessing a“sincere YES” to your Amazing Gift of Grace and receive You as their personal Lord and Savior! We’re believing that You will Divinely orchestrate their footsteps settleling them into a local church home today.

Lord, lifting up any one who has walked away from You for whatever reason, we ask You to put a “fresh committed YES” in the heart and mind of every backslider! Make today the day that they come back to You and come back to YOUR church where they will  be receieved and welcomed in love and nurtured to wholeness that they will submit their lives to the sound teachings of Your Word, and learn to love and live their lives denying selfishness and walking to please You First!

Father, we pray that You will touch our brother, touch our sister whose body has been afflicted by sickness and disease, especially the spirit of cancer, kidney disease, heart/lung disease, every mental disorder, arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, acid reflux disease, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes and ulcers and rebuke and cast it out at the root, for Your Name Sake. Heavenly Father, accprding toYour Word, You are Alpha and Omega, the same yesterday, today and forever! Therefore, even as You walked this earth healing all who were sick, feeble, lame we know that You’re Well Able to do the same right now! Your Word declares that Your stripes have redeemed and healed us and we’re yet standing on Your promises that the prayer of faith shall save the sick and raise them up, In Jesus Name! Amen 3x!

Dear Lord, we’re intervening on behalf of every believer who is yet holding on to Your Hand by faith today, that You will release Divine power, Supernatural strength, health, provision, prosperity and protection. We’re trusting that You will preserve each and everyone of us thru the tests that we must go thru and keep us constantly aware of YOUR PRESENCE and fully-confident that at the appointed time,You, will bring them out wholly restored, renewed, refreshed and with the reward as You have promised them in Your Word.

Abba, we ask that You encourage and comfort the souls of Your Elect who are overwhelmed with fear, doubt and worry because of the things that are going on in our personal lives and in this ungodly world systems! Father, because You sit high and look low, You already know about the Government Furlough, therefore we ask that You release an outpouring of Your Divine Favor upon each person who needs reassurance, encouragement and empowerment to stand steadfast, immovable in the midst of these wicked and evil days! Let us know that earth has no sorrow that Heaven can not heal, confirm to our souls that HEAVEN IS ALWAYS OPEN and that as we continue to look to You we are never alone and never without YourVery Present Help!

Father, once again, we lift up our children, our grand and great-grand children, trusting Your Word, we rebuke and cancel every wick scheme that Satan desires to inflict upon them and committing them into Your Providential care, realizing that our children are a gift from You and that You have a plan and purpose for their lives too. we have the blessed assurance that from their Mothers’ wombs their steps and stops are being Divinely ordered by Your eyes! We PLEAD THE BLOOD OF JESUS OVER THEIR LIVES as we declare and decree that NO WEAPON THAT’S FORMED AGAINST THEM SHALL PROSPER, AND EVERY TONGUE THAT RISES UP AGAINST THEM SHALL BE JUDGED AND CONDEMNED RIGHTEOUSLY BY YOU! We speak The Peace of God that passes all understanding over their spirits, souls, minds and bodies releasing a spirit of Love, Holiness and Excellence  that empowers them to successfully  fulfill their God ordained destiny!

Sweet Jesus,  as we lift up every spiritual leader, we speak LIFE, STRENGTH, ENCOURAGEMENT, CONFIDENCE, ASSURANCE, INCREASE, RESTORATION OF HOPE and TRUST into all those who are yet believing for immediate manifestation of that special miracle and the fulfillment of every vision that You’ve placed into their hearts! Reward them who are yet standing on the wall proclaiming Your Word with POWER, under the conviction and anointing of Holy Spirit. Jesus, we’re trusting and believing You to Grace them to be the  TRUE AND FAITHFUL WITNESSES and examples of Your Righteousness in their homes, churches and community that will cause everyone who comes into contact with them to fall in love with You, trust wholly in You and commit to live the rest of their lives serving and glorifying Your Name!

Heavenly Father, we pray according to Your Will, for the leaders of our nation, Goverment, corporate, judicial, education, Healthcare, public service and financial institutions! We’re asking that You touch their minds and hearts, and that You speak to them in dreams and visions, releasing a Godly-Fear and Trembling, letting them know that You Who Sit Enthroned Above the Heavens is keeping record of the intents and deeds of every man’s heart and will reward accordingly!

Father, stir up the hearts and minds of Your people who are professing Your Name and give them a desire for an even greater personal, intimate relationship with Creator God through fellowship of Holy Spirit that they might prove what is the perfect and acceptable will of The Lord Jesus!
Abba Father, by the power and anointing that You’ve placed upon every one who’s submitted their lives to You, as we stand in the gap today, we curse every SPIRIT of trauma, hatred, racism, evil, rape, incest, molestation, physical and emotional abuse, bullying, murder, suicide, infidelity, betrayal, abandonment, rejection,  hopelessness, unworthiness, stress, oppression, depression, bi-polar, schizophrenia, lack, insomnia, restlessness, confusion, double-mindness, fear, anxiety, grief and sorrow and COMMAND IT TO GO RIGHT NOW! WE SPEAK LIFE, LOVE, LIGHT, SALVATION, DELIVERANCE, HEALTH AND HEALING, HOPE, WHOLENESS, RESTORATION, PEACE, RIGHTEOUSNESS AND JOY IN THE HOLYGHOST TO ALL WHO ARE READING AND STANDING IN AGREEMENT WITH THIS PRAYER IN THE NAME THAT’S ABOVE EVERY OTHER NAME THAT CAN BE NAMED, JESUS CHRIST, WE PRAY!

Heavenly Father, You know that Your people are going through things that we never expected, so we bring so many before Your throne O God. Those who are broken hearted, feeble in body and spirit, the one at a crossroad of life, the ones addicted to harmful substances, our armed forces, policemen, fire and rescue personnel, nurses, doctors, pastors and leaders, missionaries far and near; our leaders of the world. We’re trusting You to send peace where there is confusion, send love where there is hate, send unity where there is division. Bless the fathers and motherless. Keep us ALL in your care. These favors we ask in Jesus mighty name!!

Father, in closing, we decree that every demonic-induced spirit of  temptation, trauma, perversion, addiction, ungodly yoke and  fear is defeated NOW because of Your Anointing and that the Spirit of Love, Power, PEACE and Purpose is being released into the lives of Your people now, in Jesus Name!

Father we wait in confidence and quietness, rejoicing in hope and trusting wholly that all workers of iniquity are trembling and suddenly departing in shameful defeat, because You have heard the voice of our weeping, our supplications and received our prayer as a sweet savor coming up before Your Sovereign Throne of Grace and Mercy!

Abba Father, we stand in agreement with You Who FORGIVES TRANSTRESSORS, HEARS AND ANSWERS PRAYERS! Holy Father, because You have called and chosen to live in Your House, we shout with exceeding Joy unto The Hope of all the earth, believing that as Your face shines continuously  upon us, You are making Your WILL, WAYS and SALVATION known among all nations for You Guide and Rule justly!

Father, we thank You NOW, for WE believe that ACCORDING TO YOUR PEFECT TIMING, IT IS DONE! In The Exalted Name of Jesus. WE SHOUT HOLY HALLELUJAH AND AMEN 3X and It Is So!

Now every child of God who is standing in agreement with this prayer, GO TELL SOMEBODY THAT TRUST2KNOW…JESUS IS ALIVE, HE SAVES AND HE’S COMING BACK…SOON!

SELAH!

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SELAH Daily Devotions!

GM FAM! GOTTA MOMENT? AWEMAZING!

Once again, we are grateful that you’re joining us in our weekly Day of Corporate Prayer and Fasting! We appreciate every opportunity and privilege extended to us that we might entreat The Presence of our Great High Priest, pouring out our hearts desires, petitions and supplications with Thanksgiving. Humbled by such graciousness, we bow before Him, embracing Him in earnest expectation, confident that He Rules Forever by His Power is able to save and deliver us from any of life’s maladies we grab hold to The Horns of The Altar now to worship Him…

Welcome into this place! Welcome into this broken vessel! You desire to abide in the praises of Your people, so we lift our hands, as we lift our hearts and we offer up this praise unto YOUR NAME!Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me! …shall we pray?

 
Father of All Glory Who Reigns Victoriously over and far above the circle of the Earth! We rise this morning to give You All the Praiz and Honor that’s due to You! For You Alone are our God, The Source of our being, The Supplier and Strength of Everything that we will ever need pertaining to this life and the life to come. It’s in You that we live, in You that we move! As we come boldly bowing before Your Presence, we thank You for one more day to behold The Wonder of Your Majesty! We’re eternally grateful that when our hearts are overwhelmed with fear, doubt, confusion, Your Compassion beckons us to draw nigh to the Rock that’s Higher than I, welcoming us to embrace The Joy, The Hope and Peace that we can always find in Your Presence! And for this cause, we enter into Your Gates with Thanksgiving and into Your Courts with Praiz!
We thank You for Your tender mercy and loyal love that’s extended towards such frail, fickled fleshy frames who have a mind to continue looking to You to preserve and protect us from all hurt, harm and danger. For You have so Graciously Committed Your Word to watch over us! We’re thankful that You loved us so much that You were willing to Sacrifice Your Only Begotten Son in our stead in order to reconcile sinners back into right relationship with such a Holy God! For this cause we continuously exalt The Blessed Name that You have given us, that’s above every other name that can be named! We bless the Name of Jesus, trusting that at that Name, every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess JESUS IS LORD of, over and through all!

Sweet Jesus, we thank You for entrusting the Precious Gift of Holy Spirit Whom You sent to reside on the inside of our hearts and our lives. You knew that we needed Christ in us to help us, teach us, lead and guide us, strengthen and encourage us, to calm our fears and comfort our doubting hearts, keeping us when the cares and challenges of the wicked worldly systems sought to devour the VICTORY that we have found in You!

We thank You, Heavenly Father, for forgiving us when unwillfully and yes sometimes willfully do, say and think those unrighteous things that grief Holy Spirit, forgetting the price that was paid to remove the debt and penalty that we who were guilty, owed, but because of Your Lovingkindness, You allowed The Righteous to endure the Cross, despising the shame that the chastisement be placed upon Jesus for our Peace would be acceptable in Your Sight! Therefore, help us to never take for granted, or frustrate The Grace that was so freely poured out on us. Forgive us today, wash us in The Precious Blood of Jesus, restore us to proper relationship, to hate what You hate and delight in what delights You! Empower us to walk upright before You!

Abba Father, we know that Satan has blinded the eyes and minds of all those who are yet enslaved by The Darkness of this world, and that unless You lift the veil and open the eyes of their understanding, no man can come to You! We know assuredly that it’s not Your Will that any should perish and that it’s only the Goodness of The Lord that allows any of us to repent! Therefore, we come humbled by such undeserved favor, praying now that You break up the fallow ground, pierce rebellious spirits with a Spirit of Godly-Repentance and put a “SINCERE YES” setting free their captive hearts to cry out “What must I do to be saved?” Wash them in Your Atoning Blood and direct their steps to a local church where they will be received in Love, nurtured in Your Will and Ways and empowered to be Children of Light, reflecting The Wonder of Your Amazing Grace that invoke others to envy the New Life that’s available to any who seek Your Salvation!

Holy Spirit, we lift up the backsliders, who have for whatever reason been duped into leaving The sanctity of The Good Shepherd’s sheepfold! Send a undeniable Word to their hearts that they will understand that You are A Loving Compassionate Father, swearing by Your Own Hurt, to be married, not divorced to those who would repent, come running back to You, offering a “COMMITTED YES” and trusting that You The Only Wise Savior and Lord, will welcome them home with joy and not judgment, restore them to righteousness, and plant them in the Body of Christ, root and and ground them that they might grow into trees of righteousness, become teachers and leaders, exemplifying The Wondrous Works of God’s Grace and Mercy to a lost and dying world!

Precious Jesus, as Your Eyes roam to and fro through out the land, we ask that You rebuke the Spirits of confusion, anxiety and depression that’s attempting to bound the hearts and minds of Your Elect. Send strength to the widows, widowers, those wearied by grief mourning the loss of loved ones! Deliver the souls burdened by seemingly impossible time-sensitive situations! Heal those who’s bodies are afflicted by all manner of sickness and diseases. Lift up the bow-down heads of those down-trodden by disappointment, discouragement, delusioned by hopelessness and intimidated by fear! Remember those who have born the heat of the day, those who pushed and prayed us through! Lord, give them sweet Peace knowing that their labor is never in vain!

Abba Father, we intercede on behalf of families, fathers and mothers, heal broken hearts and restore marriages that have been disrupted by abuse, betrayal and unforgiveness and divorce; restore respect, rebuke rebellious wayward children, pull down strongholds that threatened the peace, prosperity and unity of our homes! Send signs and wonders, work miracles, open closed doors, close doors that lead to death and destruction as You make ways out of no way, In Jesus Name!
Father, we’re lifting up our children, our grands and great-grand children and by faith we abort and overrule every curse that’s been ordered against their lives! We cancel every scheme that Satan desires to inflict upon them! As we commit them into Your Providential care, help us to remember from whence You have brought us! We thank You for the benevolence and patience that we have for them, realizing that You also have a plan and purpose for their lives! Therefore, armed in Blessed Assurance that their steps are being ordered by Your eyes and no weapon that’s formed against them shall prosper and every tongue that speaks against them is already condemned, we speak The Peace of God over their spirits, minds and bodies. releasing a spirit of Love, Holiness and Excellence to fulfill their God ordained destiny! In Jesus Name!

Heavenly Father, according to Your WORD, we pray for the leaders of our nation and the world. We lift up every local and federal governments, corporate, judicial, education, financial institutions, health care facilities, doctors, surgeons, technicians, nurses, remember the police, firemen and other public service workers, daycare workers, nursing care workers!! We’re asking that You touch their minds and hearts, speak to them in dreams and visions letting them know that You Who Sit Enthroned Above the Heavens are keeping record of the deeds of every man’s heart and will reward accordingly! We believing that because their hearts are in Your Hands, they are being continuously opened to hear and obey Your Will! Lord Jesus, we’re standing on Your Word as decreed that The government of this world shall rest upon Your shoulders and that You are The Eternal King of Kings and Lord of Lords!

Abba, we lift up every Bishop, Pastor, Overseer, Apostle, Elder, Evangelist, Preacher and Teacher, Missionary, Deacon, auxiliary leader/member, choir director/member, praise team and musician, usher, nurse, driver, parking attendant and custodial worker! Undergird them with Your Anointing and conviction to carry out their assignment, under the direction of Holy Spirit. Cover them as they go in and out amongst Your people and those who would seek to discredit, hinder and even destroy their faith, faithfulness and ministry, You have ordained!

Lord, save, heal and deliver speedily all who are crying out to you, seeking Your Face at this very moment! Give us to know that because we belong to You, we are never too far that You can’t see us, reach us, and shield us from anything that the devil would rail against us. Help us to understand that Your Name, Jesus is a Strong Tower, and those that run into it and are saved! Heavenly Father, we thank You for listening to the hearts of everyone whose spirits are united and fervently praying with us!

Father, because the our steps are being ordered by You, You have committed Your Word towards us, no trouble, test or trial can come near us, except You have allowed it to train us to live each day solely depending on You. We thank Holy Spirit, for fully persuading us of Your Providential Presence and Power to turn everything around to work in our favor and to bring about exuberant testimonies and praises of Your Eternal Magnificence, Honor and Glory!

Abba Father, we thank You for Your Divine Intervention, Supernatural Power, Strength, Wisdom and Understanding as You keep us constantly aware of YOUR PRESENCE, fully confident that You are The Hope of our Glorraa!

We declare and decree that we are more than conquers therefore, every demonic-induced spirit of addiction and fear is already defeated because of Your Yoke Destroying, Burden Bearing Anointing, the Spirit of Love, Power a Sound-mind and Purpose is being released into the lives of Your people now, in Jesus Name!

Lord, undoubtedly there are so many other things that we have failed to mention, nevertheless, we’re trusting that not only are You able to interpret the sighs, moans and every groanings of spirit, but You’re willing to perfect the unspoken requests, doing anything according to You Perfect Will to fix it, Jesus, as only You can, in Jesus Name!

Abba Father, as we wait patiently in confident quietness, we rejoice in hope, trusting wholly that You have heard the voice of our weeping, our supplications and received our prayer as a sweet savor coming up before Your Sovereign Throne of Grace and Mercy! Father, we thank You and seal this Prayer In The Holy Ghost, declaring that IT IS DONE! In The Exalted Name of Jesus, with an Amen 3X and a HOLY HALLELUJAHHH!

Beloved, every child of God who is standing in agreement with this prayer, GO TELL SOMEBODY THAT JESUS STILL LIVES, LOVES, SAVES, HEALS AND DELIVERS! !

SELAH!
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ABLAZED WITH GLORY!

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SELAH Daily Devotions!

 

Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the Knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His Divine power has given to us all things that pertain To life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue by which Have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be Partakers of the divine nature, having escaped The corruption that is in the world through lust. 2 Peter 1:1-4

 

Didjakno? Today’s scripture text is penned by The Apostle Simon Peter! You know Peter, right? He’s the same cussin’ Peter who rejected Jesus three times, cut off the soldier’s ear, stepped out of the boat on the stormy sea and walked on the water to Jesus. Well, now Peter is a self-proclaimed bond-servant, Divinely ordained and authorized to speak on behalf of Jesus Christ! Now this really excites me! Why? Because it assures me of the unfathomable Mercies of our Loving Savior and that nothing in your past has the power to keep you from fulfilling your Destiny! Now to me that’s a good place to praise God, huh? Hold my mule…Halleleujahhhh!

We, having no right to such loving kindness, yet our Heavenly Father has  so graciously endowed us with His Divine Power, giving us everything that we need to escape the corruption of this world and to live a holy and godly life, not in heaven, but in this present world! Didjaheardat? Unbelievable, I know; but it’s True!

God has equipped every true Believers with His Presence in the indwelling Power of  Holy Spirit, transforming us into His Chariots of Fire in this earth!

We love to sing Donnie McKlurkin’s song, “We fall down, but we get up, we fall down, but we get up…because a saint is just a sinner who fell down, and got up”! Don’t get me wrong, I like that song too. However,  we can get a little twisted in our mindset, because of the craftiness of the devil, and without knowing it, we can actually be masking a spirit of rebellion behind the cloak of faith!  #ijs

Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound…GOD FORBID!” Romans 6:1-2

As disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ, every one of us has been commissioned by God to reflect His Glory to this lost, dark and dying world.  Howeverrr, if we keep falling into the same old temptations over and over, flippantly counting on the favor of God to show up in our pit to rescue you out of the same old mess, how’s God’s Glory being manifested?

According to The Holy Ghost, True Glory is manifested when a believer demonstrates righteousness thru faithful obedience. When you make a genuine commitment to deny the ungodly appetites of your flesh, rather than to bring reproach to the Name of your Lord and Savior, not only are you relying upon God’s Power to deliver you, you’re also proving your love and gratitude for all that Jesus did to redeem you back to your Heavenly Father! Seriously!

Our journey to Heaven is plagued with unexpected, trouble, chaos and tragedy, however knowing that The Promise Keeper is able to open up pathways that you know not of, make ways out of no way, open doors that have been shut,  carries us triumphantly thru every valley to the mountaintops and fortifies our spirit with HOPE! As we experience His miraculous deliverances, it develops our confidence so much so that when our faith is challenged by difficulties, we don’t give up, we look up!

As a true carrier of God’s Glory, we plant our faith in the Eternal Word of God’s Grace!

Having done all to stand, we yet stand, steadfast, unmovable, always abounding, continuously expanding, exceeding all natural expectations, daring to taunt and frustrate the evil plans of the wicked, with holy boldness, testifying ‘Satan, every now and then, I might have to bend, BUT KNOW THIS, I REFUSE 2 BOW”!

NOW, IN TIMES LIKE THIS, YOU’RE JUS WHAT THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR! GO AHEAD, BURN BABY BURN! LIGHT UP THE WORLD PROCLAIMING, ‘TO GOD BE THE GLORY! KEEP THE FIYA BURNING!

SELAH!

Pause, Ponder, Pray & Praiz!

Ann Caffee

 

 

 

HONEST 2 GOD

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SELAH Daily Devotions!

Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. Psalm 139:7-10

O righteous God, who searches minds and hearts, bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure. Psalm 7:9

Sorry Father Adam, but once again this is on you! Because of our original progenitor’s high treason against the Righteous instructions given by The Creator of Life, we are all born naughty by nature! Thus, every human born into the earth since our fore-parents’ willful rebellion is corrupted by an innate disorder called iniquity! Now, don’t look at me with that self-righteous attitude! (Ref. Ps. 51:5) But, it goes deeper! Like Adam, the Glory of innocence that once covered us had now been disrupted by sin, exposing us to evil, guilt, shame and fear!

The precious intimacy with God that man once enjoyed in Paradise was violently yanked from him plunging all of creation into gross darkness and utter chaos!

Hence, there’s an inbred-inclination to cover ourselves with fig leaves attempting to hide from the Only True Source of Hope for deliverance and restoration!  The moment we allow our desire to satisfy the wickedness of self’s lust to take precedence over our desire to please God, the hedge comes down and all hell breaks out! And as they say, the rest is history, huh?

That’s why God hates sin! Don’t get it twisted like Eve and fall for the deception of the Tempter! Not because He’s trying to control us! Not because He’s arrogantly trying to keep us down! Not because He wants to keep us from enjoying ourselves! Not even because He’s Sovereign Lord! And He is! But God hates sin because it robs us of the freedom, peace and pure delight to openly commune with The Lover of our souls!

You do realize that God knew exactly where and what Adam had done when His Voice came walking through the Garden asking, “Adam, where are you?” God IS The All-Consuming Presence over space and time! There’s NO spot where GOD IS NOT! Someone once said, IF GOD MOVED TO THE LEFT OR RIGHT, HE’D BUMP STRAIGHT INTO GODSELF!

But do we also hear the pain of God’s Heart, knowing that He would have to evict His Family out of their home to keep them  away from certain eternal death and destruction...until JESUS came to our rescue? Do we realize that there’s no such thing as a little sin? SALVATION IS FREE BUT IT WASN’T CHEAP! #WOW! HONESTLY!

Yet, like David, sin perverts our mind and we foolishly assume that if we don’t tell God, He won’t figure it out!

Do you realize that confession benefits us more than it does God? “Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.” Psalm 119:67 You do know that we don’t pray to inform God, but we pray to invite Him to step into our misery and fix our mess!

When we confess our faults (sin) to God, He’s able to heal our broken and contrite spirit, revive the brittleness of our bones and clear our hearts, minds and souls of the debris that’s left behind by sin’s breach! It was a good thing that God revealed that He knew David’s sin, sending His servant Nathan allowed David to repent honestly before God, liberating him from the burden, torment, tragedy, grief and condemnation that resulted from harboring secret sin in his heart and hindering him from enjoying the fellowship of God’s Presence!

If we confess our sins, HE is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 #Didjaheardat?

Jus wondering? When was the last time you had some REAL face2face time with God? THAT LONG, HUH? Well, last time I checked, JESUS WAS STILL SEATED ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE FATHER, WAITING AND WILLING TO INTERCEDE ON YOUR BEHALF! SOOO, WHACHA WAITING 4? HONEST2GOD!

SELAH!

Pause, Ponder, Pray & Praiz!

Ann Caffee

TRUTH OR DARE?

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SELAH Daily Devotions!

 

The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.  Jeremiah 31:3

 

As a child, I imagined God as this Supernatural Giant Bully, somewhere far off, standing above the circle of the Earth; eyes roaming throughout the north, south, east and west; scoping the territory for the worst of the unrighteous, anxiously anticipating His next victim of massive destruction.

No wonder, looking back my childhood was basically engulfed by constant fear, trauma and terror. Knowing that you’re cursed from birth, yet not knowing when your sins would have piled up reaching that mystical number thereby provoking the anger of God’s Wrath, until His sledge-hammer clutching Hand would pierce the sky, pouncing upon your head and smashing your body into bits and pieces, which would immediately be gathered up by demons and transported to The Devil’s Hell for all of Eternity!

Well! Not being raised in a church-going christian household, meant that most of my GOD knowledge came from an ungodly environment. So, because most of us just naturally assumed we were that pre-destined part of the ‘have-nots’, we attempted to comfort one another with sayings like “at least I won’t be there by myself; all of my friends are gonna be right down there with me; and we’re gonna parta forever!’ Okay, I hear yall sanctified folk gasping, but what else could you expect?

Can you imagine my surprise and the sheer delight of my fallen soul when my heart was exposed to The Life-Giving-Light-Gospel of Jesus Christ? Seriously! Who knew that such a Holy God, did in fact love sinners like me, so much that He actually gave up His Only Begotten Son, Who willingly sacrificed His Life, allowing sinners to be reconciled back to His Heavenly Father. Sounds incredibly unbelievable, huh? BUT IT’S THE TRUTH! (Ref. John 3:16)

Absolutely Amazingly! Despite man’s continuous proclivity to rebellion against GOD, the door yet remains open to anyone who will accept GOD’S Gracious offer of Salvation! HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD! (Ref. Romans 10:13)

His eyes continuously patrolling the earth, looking for a single soul, who’s trying to live a pure life pleasing to HIM, that HE might forgive that person! (Ref. Jeremiah 5:1-2) Can you imagine the grief? GOD being WISDOM, knowing that many have come swearing with their lips their dedication to GOD yet the wickedness of their lying hearts giving them away! Remember, “The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.” Proverbs 20:27

However, at the end of the day, I guess the question is not whether GOD is WHO HE SAYS HE IS, but rather the real question is, will you choose Truth and live or dare to resist THE LOVE OF GOD, defy THE POWER OF ALMIGHTY GOD and perish in your sin, huh?

Hope 2 C U at the Great Coronation! NOW DATZ GONNA BE A PARTA! TRUTH OR DARE?

SELAH!

Pause, Ponder, Pray & Praiz!

Ann Caffee