The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.
I have experienced angelic activity on a few occasions, and it is truly something to behold. I recall two times that I experienced angelic activity involving an angel clapping their wings above my head. There was such peace in those moments even though the circumstances were troublesome due to marital conflict. Nonetheless, it is comforting to know that the messengers that do the bidding of the LORD at the Word of the LORD will come to minister to you. Moreover, it is awesome to know that the LORD encamps around those who reverence ELOHIM.
Believers can at times not be conscious of the manifold benefits given to us. Through communion with God, worship, the declaration of the Word of the LORD and expectation, one can encounter the divine. It is also true that by the grace of God one can do none of these things mentioned and still encounter the divine. However, I am grateful knowing that as I daily submit to the LORD that I live in a hedge of protection from my enemies.
This poor soul cried, and was heard by the Lord, and was saved from every trouble.
I recall a few years ago, a family friend shared that she had a dream and one of my loved ones wasn't well, my loved one had surgery and shortly after died. This friend of the family shared has a prophetic gift so this dream negatively impacted one of my family members that learned of the dream. I was irritated that my family member would be so passive regarding the meaning of the dream. I remember taking a moment to calm myself before telling my family member, “God reveals to heal. Every dream or vision is not final. There are some things that can be arbitrated or terminated through intercession and prayer. Therefore, our job is not to accept this dream as a forthtelling of what is to come. Our job is to pray for the protection and wellbeing of our loved one who is unwell.” Afterwards, I began to cry out to God (i.e. pray and petition ELOHIM) concerning my loved one. I obtained peace regarding my loved one's life and wellbeing and felt as though the trouble had passed.
Are you concerned about a loved one?
Perhaps your concern references the age or health of a loved one.
I can relate.
Look to him, and be radiant; so your faces shall never be ashamed.
I had a very lively discussion today (11/14/2019) with classmates regarding knowing who we are in order to know others well. Obedience to God and to others came up during the conversation and someone advised that they are uncomfortable with the word obedience. I was aware of the situations and people that I easily obeyed versus those that I contested. There are many contexts in which obedience can be uncomfortable for someone. However, it is something that I believe needs to be taught and expressed well so this powerful principle can be restored in our society in the USA.
I sought the Lord, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.
I’ve been on an intentional quest of maturity spiritually, emotionally and socially. For the last 3 years, I’ve been stretched in so many ways and I learned that I have a lot of growing to do. I remember back in 2019 I experienced a tinge in my heart after seeing a friend begin a relationship with an accomplished eligible bachelor. Truthfully, I looked at a snapshot of their reality and did not have the full view of their experience. This was a tugging undercurrent for about three days. After three days, I took some time to ponder what I was feeling. I received clarity that I was experiencing envy.
O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.
In 2016 I decided that I needed to heal. “Trauma is not your fault, but it is your responsibility to heal.” I’ve said this before and there are moments when this pithy statement is not what you want to hear and it is not what you want to live out.
On Friday, October 25, 2019, I attended a mediation that was significant to my healing and reconciliation. At the end of the meeting, I openly gave thanks for our obedience in coming together to talk and to pursue ELOHIM for clarity on how to live out reconciliation. I faced the pain and anger and disappointment within in me and chose what to magnify and what to exalt. This is part of my healing.
I'm still working through my thoughts and feelings and actions towards reconciliation that God ordains. It's a process that sometimes I do not understand. Yet, I'm resigned to live out my process in peace. I find peace in focusing in on the following:
Words of wisdom to live by from our Senior Leader, Bishop Earnest E. Robinson, Sr. and other guest writers.