Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”
What would David say about answered prayer?
David would answered prayer IS a real mess. If priests feed you, then the authority comes along and slaughters priests.
David would say - in answered prayer - if you have a best friend, they are pressured to leave you alone. And Dart away.
David would say - in answered prayer - your own wife would stay with authority or power. And desert you.
David would say answered prayer - causes your friends to live with you in a cave.
David would say and then and then and then it gets worse, you live in a cave some people say is actually a ditch and your family gets carried away. Kidnapped.
Then if you dance naked - why - a spouse and others will complain.
Answered prayer is being seen in to.
Then the next event that occurs of Father God - is -
Abraham and Sarah did this. Sarah laughed and Abraham did not. Sarah left this life and Abraham married a second time - to later regret this and send his second marriage sons off as if he had married a concubine.
Why would God cause David and Abraham and Sarah to wait?
One of the deep purposes of Life is repeated as Scripture is repeated and repeated. Jesus reveals hearts - this is why Jesus came to be part of our lives as Grace upon Grace. Jesus reveals not only Himself, Jesus reveals hearts.
One of the deep purposes of Life is to return to Father God, who will run to us if we have sought Father God. To tell us He was always with us. We are bring home, borrowing another Parable, our talents. What we have told our soul is acceptable to Jesus The Lord. We are telling Jesus we have not treated Him as our waiter.
God says over and over - we Must have FAITH to be acceptable to Him.
First Degree Murder.
Mercenary for Hire for Israel's Enemies.
Aiding and abetting Rape.
Not a Family Man.
Ruining the Life of his first wife.
Faking Insanity rather than fighting.
Putting to death the concubine sons of Saul.
Taking Concubines himself he set aside after his son slept with them.
Why would David be chosen by Father God to be the direct descendant of Jesus, His Son?
He genuinely repented when his sin was taught to him.
God required of David to be a slayer of men, even when he was a teenager. David was to be a warrior.
David was thrown into circumstances we can hardly relate to. And through all of this - he based his life on the belief -
GOD is GOD.
GOD speaks only Truth.
GOD is to be Obeyed.
GOD when believed, requires us to live towards what HE has told us to do.
GOD being who GOD really is, can be depended upon to give more Goodness than we even know exists. It is better to fall into the Hands of God than man.
David had to believe God when Saul died and the people voted for Saul's Concubine Sons.
David was willing to embrace the Children of God who had never supported him as their Spiritual Father and King.
Jesus knew all about Answered Prayer.
Consider Gethsemane. Jesus asked His Father to allow another direction. Jesus surely wanted this Sacrifice and yet said He was almost at death to consider what HE was to suffer.
Prayer is answered. We just have to see how difficult Prayer can be answered. Difficult upon the Father as He is one with Jesus Christ. Difficult for a Father who is Love and Loves all of His Creation.
Jesus said the unthinkable so many times.
Eat and Drink His Body.
He always Existed, even before Abraham.
Ask the Father for anything in the name of Jesus - and this will be done.
??? So where does this leave us with Prayer when we ask in the Name, the HIGHEST NAME of JESUS the LORD?
God has told us.
We have to believe when we pray.
God is who He says He is. God. The Maker, the Creator of all things. Of all of mankind.
His Promises are true.
And when we ask in the name of Jesus? This will be done - if we believe the Will of God should be done.
God never said HE was a magical doer of enchantments. God parted the Red Sea for His Children to Live. He did not fly them in His Hand to Israel. They had to grow their souls, their talents, to believe God and trust Him so much that after 40 years in the desert when the wall fell around Jericho they did not stay in the paradise portion of Israel, instead - today we can see the walls of Jericho fell as stated. Instead they believed they were called to do the Will of God.
And they did like David. Like Jesus the Christ, the Son of God - they did the WILL of God.
And Prayers were ... answered.
And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
Jesus has told us He lives with Joy even the night before His Sacrifice. You have told us that the fruit of the Holy Spirit is Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Gentleness and Self Control. The Holy Spirit goes on in the New Testament to tell us of encouragement, dignity, believe in goodness, look for the Light of God in all of mankind.
We ask Abba, that Jesus would partner with us in Prayer just as the Bible living and active tells us in John 16 and 17.
We pray knowing the Love we have for our loved ones. That Your Love and care will be apparent to them in Your Steadfast Truth. You never leave nor forsake us.
We lift up the People You have given us to bless with understanding and ability to Do Your Good and Gracious Will.
We see the trouble of the world and ask that Your Holy Spirit increase for our Nation and all of the believing in Jesus hearts.
We ask for more of Your Gifts of Heaven to dwell easily on earth to bring forth Your Glory. We ask for more of The Holy Spirit to dwell in us and beside us. Speak the Word of God to us and we will be healed.
Abba, we Thank You for Your Forgiveness. We can never earn Your Salvation or Grace and want to again tell You completely and utterly - Thank You for Jesus. Amen.
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