September Week 4 Day 27 UPowerUp!
Exaltation of the Afflicted
Beloved... I am the bearer of good news... I hear the Holy Spirit saying, "This is the week when I shall exalt the afflicted... Remain in Me, and I will remain in you. Just as no branch can bear fruit by itself unless it remains in the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in Me."
Many of us are in afflictions, we are crying out desperately to the Lord saying, " O Lord, you alone are my hope. I’ve trusted you, O Lord, from childhood. Have mercy on me! O Lord, I have come to you for protection; don’t let me be disgraced. Save me and rescue me, for you do what is right. Turn your ear to listen to me, and set me free. Be my rock of safety where I can always hide. Give the order to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress... My God, rescue me from the power of the wicked, from the clutches of cruel oppressors..... Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am in distress; my eye is wasted from grief; my soul and my body also. For my life is spent with sorrow, and my years with sighing; my strength fails because of my iniquity, and my bones waste away..... My life is an example to many because you have been my strength and protection. That is why I can never stop praising you; I declare your glory all day long. And now, in my old age, don’t set me aside. Don’t abandon me when my strength is failing. For my enemies are whispering against me. They are plotting together to kill me.They say, “God has abandoned him. Let’s go and get him, for no one will help him now.” O God, don’t stay away. My God, please hurry to help me!"
Beloved, in your desperation and impatience, do not turn away from the Lord God and seek false prophets or pacifiers to numb the pain of the process... Repent of your sins and remain unshakeable in the presence of the LORD. Seek Him always in prayers, praises and thanksgiving. Continue to declare His WORD for His help and divine intervention. For the LORD has sent His promises to build up His Daughters and Sons of Zion; He has appeared in His glory. He has regarded and listened to the prayers of the destitute and has not despised or rejected their prayers.
For where the Word of the Lord is there is power, His command is backed by great power. No one can resist or question it. The Mighty One, God, the Lord, speaks and calls the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.The Lord of hosts has sworn, an oath, saying, “Just as I have intended, so it has certainly happened, and just as I have planned, so it will stand."
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed and commissioned me to bring GOOD NEWS to the humble and afflicted; He has sent me to bind up, the wounds of the brokenhearted, To proclaim release from confinement and condemnation to the physical and spiritual captives and freedom to prisoners, To proclaim that 2017 is the favorable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance and retribution of our God, To comfort all who mourn, To grant to those who mourn in Zion the following: To give them a turban instead of dust [on their heads, a sign of mourning], The oil of joy instead of mourning, The garment expressive of praise instead of a disheartened spirit. So they will be called the trees of righteousness [strong and magnificent, distinguished for integrity, justice, and right standing with God], the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.
Beloved... Decree and declare: "This day in which God has saved me is the day which the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it. O Lord, save now, we beseech You; O Lord, we beseech You, send now prosperity and give us success! I will bless the LORD who has counseled me; Indeed, my mind instructs me in the night. I have set the LORD continually before me; because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will dwell securely. I saw the Lord always before me; because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. For He stands at the right hand of the needy, to save him from those who judge his soul. The LORD is my keeper; The LORD is my shade on my right hand. For I will never be shaken; The righteous will be remembered forever. For the LORD takes delight and pleasure in His people; He crowns the humble with victory. He will beautify the afflicted ones with salvation.
Lord, I hear you, I seek you and I serve you, therefore, I will end my days in prosperity and my years in pleasures. You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is the fullness of joy; In Your right hand, there are pleasures forever. My Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever. The Lord has not forsaken me as I am the work of His hand. He has protected, established, blessed, redeemed, prospered, delivered, healed, and saved me; as well as all concerns, my children, my household, my family, our finances, health, careers/businesses, callings/ministries, the work of our hands, our future, purpose and destiny. He has bestowed upon us - miracles of healing, superabundant blessings, supernatural breakthroughs, miraculous deliverance, overwhelming victory and Salvation. I shout for joy and rejoice, for You have divinely favored my vindication; and I say continually, 'The LORD be magnified, Who delights in the prosperity, peace, protection and provision of His servant.'
Sustain us according to Your Word, that we may live; and do not let us be ashamed of our hope. The Creator of the Universe, He is more than able... For there is nothing He cannot do. He cannot fail. He cannot lie. He cannot die. The LORD, He is the Great and Mighty God, so I confidently put my trust in Him. I am expectant that this week, I shall taste and see the goodness of the LORD and testify that LORD is GOOD!
O LORD, let Your ear now be attentive and Your eyes open to hear the prayer of Your servant which I am praying before You now, day and night, on behalf of Your children and Your servants, and the followers of Nikimac community, confessing and repenting of our sins, seeking your mercy, grace, uncommon favor, unusual blessings, and the manifestation of Your Great Glory in our lives. Indeed, it shall be well, in Jesus name, I pray, praise and proclaim these prophetic utterances. AMEN!!"
Psalm 16:7-9, Acts 2:25, Psalm 23:4, Psalm 109:31, Psalm 121:5, Psalm 112:6, Psalm 118:24-26 (AMP), Psalm 149:4, Job 36:11, Psalm 16:11, Psalm 35:27, Psalm 71, John 15:4, Isaiah 61:1-3 (AMP), Psalm 102:17, Nehemiah 1:6, Psalm 119:111, Psalm 119:116