“I am the Lord, I have called you in righteousness,
I will also hold you by the hand and watch over you,
And I will appoint you as a covenant to the people,
As a light to the nations.” Isaiah 42:6.
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;
nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket,
but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.
Let your light shine before men in such a way
that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16
So Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you;
as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” John 20:21
Dearly Beloved Brethren,
God is always with you and has hold of your hand! Psalm 73:23. When you seek Him with your heart, you will find Him right there with you, with good plans for your life, plans to restore and plans for prosperity and health—plans for your shalom! Jeremiah 29:11-14. When you call, He says, “Here I am,” and when you ask Him a question, He answers. Isaiah 58:9; Jeremiah 33:3; Matthew 7:7-8, Psalm 34:17. He is ever present as your helper. Psalm 54:4; John 16:7.
Please join us on Zoom for our monthly fellowship on May 17, 2020 at 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Hawaii time. Here is the link:
Just click on it a little before 1:00 pm Hawaii time (or any time thereafter you can join up) and I will let you in from the waiting room. It is that easy.
We had a great Zoom meeting last month, with people joining from Japan, Korea, Texas, California, and Hawaii! Ask your friends and family, wherever they are, to join us as we praise the LORD in song, enjoy sharing His Word, pray with one another with our great High Priest, our Lord Jesus Christ, and make a gathering place of Zion covered by the canopy of His glory (His goodness, presence and power)! Isaiah 4:5-6.
David longed to dwell in the temple of the LORD, to gaze on His beauty (delightfulness) and to inquire and receive the answer. Psalm 27:4. And we have the answer to David’s prayer in us, for each of us who have received Jesus as Lord have received the gift of the Holy Spirit and has become a temple of God and a dwelling place of His Spirit. And in giving us His Spirit, He has given each of us our own wonderful counselor to teach us all things, remind us of all Jesus said, guide us to all truth, lead us in the way we should go, and tell us of the things to come. 1 Corinthians 3:16; John 14:26; John16:13; Romans 8:14.
And the Holy Spirit is with us and in us forever! John 14:16-17. What a great gift the Father has given us, poured out upon us by Jesus, who won for us the righteousness of God, enabling us to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit by taking all our sins and nailing them to the cross to open our way to the Father! Acts 2:33; Colossians 2:14; Hebrews 10:19-23; 2 Corinthians 5:21. And through His gift of the Holy Spirit, we have access to the Father and are partakers of the divine nature and can be filled with all the fullness of God Himself! 2 Peter 1:4; Ephesians 3:19. He is the way that God dwells in every believer and He has given each of us access to hear from God at every moment of the day and night. Ephesians 2:18. And I have found this to be so. I ask a question and He answers. It is so comforting. And He always answers with a Scripture. He is marvelous indeed, for He always has the Word that gives us hope and revives us when we are sinking down into the darkness instead of staying in His marvelous light! Psalm 119:50; 92-93. Pray every day in the Spirit and He will reveal great and mighty things to you and answer all your questions! And the amazing truth is that there is an answer to every question you ask already in the Scripture and the Holy Spirit will guide you to it.
And the Holy Spirit is not only in us but also on us, clothing us with power from on High! Luke 24:49; Acts 1:8. And with the Holy Spirit in us and on us we have in us Resurrection Power, the power of the Holy Spirit that surpasses all we can ask or imagine. Ephesians 1:18-20; Ephesians 3:20. This is the power, which, at the Father’s Word, raised Jesus from the depths of hell to the highest place in Heaven and seated Him at God’s right hand, right on the very throne of the Father. Revelation 3:21. And guess who is seated there with Him? You who believe, who have been raised with Him by the glory of God the Father, who is all and all. Ephesians 2:6; Revelation 3:20-21.
Now that God is with us and in us, nothing can take us down! Romans 8:31-39; Isaiah 54:17. He has given us the victory in Christ Jesus over sin, death, and all the tactics of the enemy. 1 Corinthians 15:55-57; Luke 10:19. But you have to declare it, for the spirit of faith speaks! 2 Corinthians 4:13. Not the godless chatter of the world, but the mighty Words of God Himself that created and sustain everything. 2 Timothy 2:16. And He is the LORD your healer, He is the LORD your provider, He is the LORD your righteousness, He is the LORD your Shepherd, and He is the LORD your deliverer, your refuge, and your fortress. Declare it, sing it, shout it every day as David did, Psalm 18; Psalm 23, Psalm 27, and David never lost a battle, took every giant, lion, and bear down, and always came out on top because it was God who trained him for battle, gave him the battle plans, and gave him the strength of an entire army! Psalm 18:28-39; 2 Samuel 5:18-25. You can do all things in Him who strengthens you, but you have to work it out from the inside in your spirit to the outside by faith. Philippians 4:13; James 1:19-25, Philippians 2:12-13.
If you invite the LORD into your life and give yourself to Him as a member of the Body of Christ to work in whatever assignment He has for you for His interests to come to the earth, Romans 12:1-2, He will fight for you in every trouble and trial (which are many in this world, John 16:33, until Jesus returns when the leasehold Adam gave Satan is up and He breaks the seven seals of the title deed), sustain you, heal you, protect you, and make you a champion backed by the army of Heaven, for He is the LORD of hosts! 2 Chronicles 20:15-17; Judges 6:12-16. Stop sitting around pitying yourself during this quarantine and take the authority that God has given you to use His Name, Acts 4:12, His Blood, and His Word, which He has put in your mouth and covered you with the shadow of His Hand (and the plan is in His Hand!) to establish the earth in shalom, Isaiah 51:16, Revelation 12:11, for the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the manifestation of the sons of God! Romans 8:19. And so we are! 1 John 3:1.
Wake up and Christ will give you light (and Jesus is the anointed Word of God which gives light to our path and shows us the Way)! Put on the full armor of God and take your stand against the powers of the air, the prince of darkness, and the forces of unclean spirits that are in the earth! Cast them out in Mighty Name of Jesus and put your foot down and a stake in the ground that the devil and all his demons cannot pull out. Ephesians 6:10-19; Mark 16:17. Take up the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of our Almighty God, El Shaddai, Ephesians 6:17-18, and rip open the belly of Satan and let all those he has taken captive to do his will free! Revelation 18:12-13, 2 Timothy 2:26.
Take this time of quarantine to become an intercessor with our great High Priest, Jesus, to pray God’s Will into the earth and stop Satan’s schemes! Ephesians 6:11. By your prayers, pull the people off the garbage dump of filth, pornography, shame, guilt, fear, violence, sickness, and anxiety that is the stronghold of Satan and level it to the ground. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 1 Corinthians 10:4. Let the captives free! Satan has taken far too many down when actually he is an angel who was created to serve us but has turned the tables by deceit. 1 Timothy 4:1; John 8:44. Do not speak his lies of fear, defeat, sickness, famine, financial hardship, and death! Oh no! All of God’s magnificent promises, as many as they be, are “yes” to you in Christ Jesus, so take hold of them and walk by faith and not by sight! 2 Corinthians 1:20-21; 2 Peter 1:4; Hebrews 10:35-39. You have the Light of the world in you and no follower of His will ever walk in darkness for you have the Light of life. John 8:12. God’s Word is a light to our path and a lamp to our feet so we will not stumble, Psalm 119:105, and even if we should wander and stumble, we will not fall headlong or stay down for the Lord has hold of our hand! Psalm 37:24, Micah 7:7-9. Now is your time to let your light shine in the dark world like a bright star for you are offering it the Word of life, eternal, everlasting, beautiful, abundant life! John 10:10; Philippians 2:14-16, Isaiah 60:1-3. And be sure to take hold of it yourself to! For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace. Romans 8:6.
And if you feel too weak to take authority, control your tongue, and take up the work of an intercessor, God has the answer for you and you can read it on our Daily Manna blog on our ministry website at
Do not forget to be praying our Psalm 91 Scripture card every day! We are in the secret place of the Most High and the shadow of the Almighty, our refuge and our fortress, our God in whom we trust! We have perfect protection in the midst of any plague, famine, war, or disaster.
The LORD bless you and keep you! The LORD make His face shine on you and give you His grace! The LORD smile upon you and give you shalom! Shalom, Shalom, Shalom!
Gather together with your family, or all by yourself with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and all the host and saints of Heaven, in your dwelling place (living room, bedroom, dining room, or wherever in your home) and have a praise and prayer gathering. Turn your home into a sanctuary, a secret place of the Most High. Shout and sing, for when the shout went up at Jericho, the walls came down! Join with David, the man after God’s own heart, for he said, “I will sing of lovingkindness and justice, to You, O Lord, I will sing praises. I will give heed to the blameless way . . . I will walk within my house in the integrity of my heart.” Psalm 101:1-2.
Be well, rejoice in the LORD always, cast all your care on Him, and know Papa is taking care! Always. Just put your hand in His and follow.