Isaiah Chapter 16

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Isaiah 16

1 Send ye the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.

For it shall be, that, as a wandering bird cast out of the nest, so the daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of Arnon.

Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth.

Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab; be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler: for the extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed out of the land.

And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness.

We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud: even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall not be so.

Therefore shall Moab howl for Moab, every one shall howl: for the foundations of Kirhareseth shall ye mourn; surely they are stricken.

For the fields of Heshbon languish, and the vine of Sibmah: the lords of the heathen have broken down the principal plants thereof, they are come even unto Jazer, they wandered through the wilderness: her branches are stretched out, they are gone over the sea.

Therefore I will bewail with the weeping of Jazer the vine of Sibmah: I will water thee with my tears, O Heshbon, and Elealeh: for the shouting for thy summer fruits and for thy harvest is fallen.

10 And gladness is taken away, and joy out of the plentiful field; and in the vineyards there shall be no singing, neither shall there be shouting: the treaders shall tread out no wine in their presses; I have made their vintage shouting to cease.

11 Wherefore my bowels shall sound like an harp for Moab, and mine inward parts for Kirharesh.

12 And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is weary on the high place, that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray; but he shall not prevail.

13 This is the word that the Lord hath spoken concerning Moab since that time.

14 But now the Lord hath spoken, saying, Within three years, as the years of an hireling, and the glory of Moab shall be contemned, with all that great multitude; and the remnant shall be very small and feeble.

32 thoughts on “Isaiah Chapter 16

  1. 1 Send ye the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.

    Like the lamb in this verse, Jesus was sent to the rulers for payment of our sins. It is so humbling that He loved us so much that He chose to do it. He knew when He wrapped Himself in flesh that it would be torn back off with a whip yet He came anyway to pay for sins He didn’t commit. Simply amazing!

    #thankful

  2. 6 We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud: even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall not be so.

    Moab was called the wash pot of Edom, the worst of the worst lived here.
    No doubt this was caused because of the pride of Moab, not only did he have pride, but he was very proud and haughty. If we have ever needed to conquer anything it would be our spirit of pride. People do not need to have money to be proud. Pride has nothing to do with riches, but everything to do with attitude and how you think others see you. Many times the pride of our heart will cause us spin lies about us. We like for people to see the best in us not accept us for who we are. We have all failed and come short of the glory of God, at some time in our life.

    I pray God help us be who we are all the time!!!

  3. ILove to eat the Word

    (Some of the following is from an article from the Internet)

    The founder of the people of Moab was the son born of the incestuous relationship between Lot and one of his daughters, when his daughters made Lot drunk, after the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19:30-38). The Moabites settled in the plains to the south-east of Israel, in what is modern-day Jordan.
     
    b. At times, the Moabites were great enemies of Israel. It was the Balak, king of Moab, who hired Balaam the prophet, hoping that he could curse Israel (Numbers 22-25). It was Eglon, king of Moab, who oppressed Israel in the days of the Judges (Judges 3:12-30). During the time of Saul and David, Israel established a firm control over Moab, but later kings of Israel were not always able to keep them under Israeli dominance.
     
    c. At the same time, there was a Moabite connection with Israel. First, they were related to Israel because Lot was Abraham’s nephew. Because of this, God told Israel in Deuteronomy 2:9 that they were not to destroy Moab and take their land. As well, David, Israel’s greatest king, was one-quarter Moabite. His paternal grandmother Ruth was from Moab, and David entrusted his father and mother to the protection of the king of Moab when he was a fugitive from Saul (1 Samuel 22:3-4). For these reasons, there is a great deal of sadness and empathy on Isaiah’s part as he describes the coming judgment on Moab.

    End of article

    *** I find it interesting that in the modern day nation of Israel, one of Israel’s only friends in the region are the Moabites. (Modern day Jordan). 

    When the Antichrist takes power in the last days, one of the only nations that help Israel is the Nation of Jordan.

    Edom (Petra is in Jordan) will serve as the hiding place of the Jews during the end times. When the Antichrist attempts to finish off the Jews at Edom, Jesus Christ returns to save them.
    Isaiah the prophet asks Israel to help the Moabites once they are judged of God in verse 3
    NET
    “Bring a plan, make a decision! 
    Provide some shade in the middle of the day!  
    Hide the fugitives! Do not betray  the one who tries to escape!

    In the last days, Moab will repay the favor for Israel and will allow them to escape from the Antichrist and absorb the Jewish refugees.

  4. It’s time to break off all the sins that carry us down. God is trying to get our attention. Those that do not submit to God is like a bird that wanders from the nest and will get snatched up from their prey. That is like us (me) if we are not being submitted to God 100% then our advesaries are waiting till we make a mistake and will be there waiting with the soft wind blowing and tell us what we want to hear. Sometimes we have to check to see who we are hanging with and if that person/persons is helping us or hindering us from the work that God has called us to do.

  5. THE PAINFUL PRICE FOR THE PROUD

    6 We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud: even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall not be so.

    Pride is so deceitful in the fact that it feels powerful, you feel as if you are in control; however pride is a soft wind that deceitfully blows in the life of an individual to preset a false witness.

    Pride Promises Destruction – Proverbs 16:18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

    We see an example of this scripture here in Isaiah Chapter 16.

    MSG
    6 We have heard about proud Moab—
    about its pride and arrogance and rage.
    But all that boasting has disappeared.
    7 The entire land of Moab weeps.
    8 The farms of Heshbon are abandoned;
    the vineyards at Sibmah are deserted.
    9 There are no more shouts of joy
    over your summer fruits and harvest.
    10 Gone now is the gladness,
    gone the joy of harvest.
    There will be no singing in the vineyards,
    no more happy shouts,
    no treading of grapes in the winepresses.
    I have ended all their harvest joys.

    What happened?

    The same thing that happens with every case of PRIDE and ARROGANCE;

    ***IDOLATRY***

    12 The people of Moab will worship at their pagan shrines,
    but it will do them no good.
    They will cry to the gods in their temples,
    but no one will be able to save them.

    The LORD halted the harvest and that destroys the land.

    NO HARVEST – NO JOY

    We MUST continue to reach for the lost, hurting, broken lives in Fort Worth. Never lose sight of the HARVEST, it is then we lose shouting and joy and the favor of GOD. The focus turns from the HARVEST to the PEOPLE and then to IDOLS.

    iRepent

    I AM ANOINTED!

    iEat the BOOK
    iPray in the Spirit
    iWork the Harvest
    iGive myself away
    iReap Eternal Blessings

  6. Death by Pride

    6 We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud: even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall not be so.

    Pride is an inwardly directed emotion that carries two common meanings. With a negative connotation, pride refers to an inflated sense of one’s personal status or accomplishments, often used synonymously with hubris. Hubris /ˈhjuːbrɪs/, also hybris, from ancient Greek ὕβρις, means extreme pride or arrogance. Hubris often indicates a loss of contact with reality and an overestimation of one’s own competence or capabilities, especially when the person exhibiting it is in a position of power. Hubris is usually associated with the “simple-minded”.

    Acts 7:51 Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.

    One of the biggest reason for people to resist the Holy Ghost is pride… this cancer that attacks the soul deeper than people think. They underestimate the damage that pride can do in their life. Just think what the word says John 3: 5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

    6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

    7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

    The word MUST implies no negotiation, it has to be that way, you MUST be baptized, you MUST have the HOLY GHOST. People that are prideful instead of surrendering, submitting, they fight for an illusion of control. Yes, control is a deceitful tool, it is just an illusion for you have control over nothing. What do you lose? Who do you harm? You lose salvation, you lose eternity with Christ. You harm your soul, your body, yourself, and all of those that love you and care for you; all for the price of pride.

    Being up in the sound room give you a great point of view. I love to observe people, praising, worshiping, adoring our Lord. I get to watch a face change from the stiffness of sin, to the smile, love, and freedom that comes from the Holy Ghost. I also watch as pride hold some so captive and the only way to liberate themselves is to accept that they are too prideful for their own good, to surrender to Christ, to lay it all on the altar, and the hardest one but must important one SUBMIT. Submission has been link to something so negative but submission = freedom. I know in your eyes is a contradiction of words and oxymoron; but it is true, through submission you liberate yourself of pride which usually slaves you to what people will say, what people will think, etc… you are a slave to society and their judgement. I pray God may open those eyes and ears that have been stiffen by pride, may you come running to His Mercy seat, before is too late.

  7. Isaiah 16:1-14 . CONTINUATION OF THE PROPHECY AS TO MOAB.

    1. lamb–advice of the prophet to the Moabites who had fled southwards to Idumea, to send to the king of Judah the tribute of lambs, which they had formerly paid to Israel, but which they had given up ( 2 Kings 3:4 2 Kings 3:5 ). David probably imposed this tribute before the severance of Judah and Israel ( 2 Samuel 8:2 ). Therefore Moab is recommended to gain the favor and protection of Judah, by paying it to the Jewish king. Type of the need of submitting to Messiah ( Psalms 2:10-12 , Romans 12:1 ).
    from Sela to–rather, “from Petra through (literally, ‘towards’) the wilderness” [MAURER]. “Sela” means “a rock,” Petra in Greek; the capital of Idumea and Arabia-Petræa; the dwellings are mostly hewn out of the rock. The country around was a vast common (“wilderness”) or open pasturage, to which the Moabites had fled on the invasion from the west ( Isaiah 15:7 ).
    ruler of the land–namely, of Idumea, that is, the king of Judah; Amaziah had become master of Idumea and Sela ( 2 Kings 14:7 ).

    Reading this reminds me of when we sin blood has to be paid and that blood is Jesus he is paying the cost of what sinned does so we can live a free live

  8. This chapter illustrates foundation. What may appear to be the right way, may not always be so. As such one must ensure that ones foundation is established upon the entire Word of God (Jesus). What a mighty God we serve! May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  9. The death of a prayer.

    10 And gladness is taken away, and joy out of the plentiful field; and in the vineyards there shall be no singing, neither shall there be shouting: the treaders shall tread out no wine in their presses; I have made their vintage shouting to cease.
    11 Wherefore my bowels shall sound like an harp for Moab, and mine inward parts for Kirharesh.
    12 And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is weary on the high place, that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray; but he shall not prevail.

    When there is unity, there is no room for pride. And when there is unity, there is joy. And as we see here having joy is one of the keys in our prayers. Pride is the prayer killer.

  10. Verse 6 NKJV :
    “We have heard of the pride of Moab—
    He is very proud—
    Of his haughtiness and his pride and his wrath;
    But his lies shall not be so.”

    The notes in my study bible say this of verse 6: For Isaiah, human pride always results in humiliation. Only God is to be exalted.

  11. Pride always leads to destruction!! Help us God to humble ourselves that we won’t be overcome with and fall just because of a haughty attitude.

  12. Take counsel , execute judgment ; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday ; hide the outcasts ; bewray not him that wandereth .
    NET
    “Bring a plan, make a decision! Provide some shade in the middle of the day! Hide the fugitives! Do not betray the one who tries to escape!

    Have a purpose to act and find shelter in the middle of the day.
    It is unclear who is being addressed in this verse. Perhaps the prophet, playing the role of a panic stricken Moabite refugee, requests the leaders of Judah (the imperatives are plural) to take pity on the fugitives.

    Let the leaders of praise have pity of fugitives of sin and those judged. We need to love this wounded world.

    Heb “Make your shade like night in the midst of noonday.” “Shade” here symbolizes shelter, while the heat of noonday represents the intense suffering of the Moabites. By comparing the desired shade to night, the speaker visualizes a huge dark shadow cast by a large tree that would provide relief from the sun’s heat.

    In the middle of adversity, wait in God or find him for shelter. For me, it’s one thing to oppress me, but when you oppress the ones I love, I declare war. I am a representation of the Almighty. I am his temple-decorated by him. As such, I operate under him and the people he placed above me. Right now in the name of Jesus a host of angels are employed with a purpose. That purpose is to push back the evil spirits assaulting the church and those in it. It is fed with prayer. Prayer is the ammunition. We will take back the spoils of blessings that were robed from us. Then we will take the land. Then we will take the city.

    We are victorious over:
    Self
    Others
    The church
    The land
    The city
    The world

  13. Isaiah 16:6-7
    We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud:
    even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath:
    but his lies shall not be so.
    Therefore shall Moab howl for Moab, every one shall howl:
    for the foundations of Kirhareseth shall ye mourn; surely they are stricken.

    The city of kirhareseth is described as one of the strongholds of Moab. When pride rules us the only way through to us to be broken. Everything we thought was strong about us becomes broken.

    Proverbs 16:18
    18 Pride goeth before destruction,
    and an haughty spirit before a fall.

    The only way we can truly overcome pride is humbling ourselves, repent, and take on the mind of Christ.

    2 Chronicles 7:14
    14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

  14. 5 And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness

    Hallelujah for mercy, without it I’m sure we all be doomed, thank you Jesus for loving righteousness and teaching us how to live righteously by Your Word. Thank you Lord for mercy

  15. 14 But now the Lord hath spoken, saying, Within three years, as the years of an hireling, and the glory of Moab shall be contemned, with all that great multitude; and the remnant shall be very small and feeble.

    Again we read how pride & haughtiness brings destruction and a great fall. We are given chances to repent but pride can even prevent us from repenting. What remained of the people of Moab was a small & feeble remnant. If we don’t destroy pride now while we’re given the chance, what will we be? Make it right with God today while we can. Ask him to search our hearts and show us where the pride of life hides, and then cleanse us and help us to keep it under the blood of Jesus!

  16. In this chapter, it is clear of whom this speaks of in vs. 1 & 5, and he will reign forever……Jesus Christ will sit on the throne of David.

    “Be blessed”

  17. Vs.6, “We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud; even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall not be so.”

    When I read this scripture, I thought of the scripture found in Prov.16:18, “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.”

    Pride means: a overhigh opinion of oneself; exaggerated self-esteem; conceit. the showing of this in behavior; haughtiness; arrogance.

    Haughty means: having or showing great pride in oneself and disdain, contempt, or scorn for others; proud; arrogant; supercilicious.

    Romans 12:3 says, “For I say, throught the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, NOT TO THINK OF HIMSELF MORE HIGHLY THAN HE OUGHT TO THINK; BUT TO THINK SOBERLY, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.”

    Gal. 6:3 says, “For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.”

    A proud and a haughty spirit will only cause us to fall and be destroyed. We need to take time to examine ourselves, and ask God to forgive us and to cleanse ourselves from all unrighteousness.

    The only way the church can grow is to be UNIFIED. (not to think ourselves better than someone else in church). We are ONE BODY in Christ Jesus. So, let’s pray for one another and encourage one another and work together for His Kingdom.

  18. Defeat your past!

    6 We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud: even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall not be so.

    Moabs rough start…

    “Lot and his two daughters left Zoar and settled in the mountains, for he was afraid to stay in Zoar. He and his two daughters lived in a cave. One day the older daughter said to the younger, “Our father is old, and there is no man around here to lie with us, as is the custom all over the earth. Let’s get our father to drink wine and then lie with him and preserve our family line through our father.” That night they got their father to drink wine, and the older daughter went in and lay with him. He was not aware of it when she lay down or when she got up. The next day the older daughter said to the younger, “Last night I lay with my father. Let’s get him to drink wine again tonight, and you go in and lie with him so we can preserve our family line through our father.” So they got their father to drink wine that night also, and the younger daughter went and lay with him. Again he was not aware of it when she lay down or when she got up. So both of Lot’s daughters became pregnant by their father. The older daughter had a son, and she named him Moab; he is the father of the Moabites of today. The younger daughter also had a son, and she named him Ben-Ammi; he is the father of the Ammonites of today.” (Genesis 19:30-38)

    The Moabites beginning was cursed but something happened!

    Ruth was a Moabite then Obed, then Jesse, then David, then Jesus

    Our families dont have to dictate who we will become or even who we are now. You have the choice to be free from your past and live anointed despite your past or your family.

    Moabs awesome finish…

    JESUS

  19. Unwatered down

    14 But now the Lord hath spoken, saying, Within three years, as the years of an hireling, and the glory of Moab shall be contemned, with all that great multitude; and the remnant shall be very small and feeble.

    Psalm 60:8
    Moab is my washbasin;
    upon Edom I cast my shoe;
    over Philistia I shout in triumph.”

    A wash pot was used to clean the feet of weary travelers. The host of the house would take a towel, and the wash pot, and carefully wash away all the filth caked to their feet. Many times the streets were muddy, and their sandals covered. Everything from animal waste, bugs, leaves, dirt, and anything found on the ground would be found in here.

    It is good for us to be washed, and cleansed. However to be saturated with dirty water is dangerous.

    Our world is swimming in garbage. People are trying to live for God, and the world but these things cannot be.

    James 3:11 (KJV 1900)
    11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?

    When we try to mix the bitter with sweet all we end up with is bitter.

    Today people are looking for the sweet, the authentic, and the genuine. Watered down church isn’t going to cut it. Thank God for the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth!

  20. 9 Therefore I will bewail with the weeping of Jazer the vine of Sibmah: I will water thee with my tears, O Heshbon, and Elealeh: for the shouting for thy summer fruits and for thy harvest is fallen.
    10 And gladness is taken away, and joy out of the plentiful field; and in the vineyards there shall be no singing, neither shall there be shouting: the treaders shall tread out no wine in their presses; I have made their vintage shouting to cease.

    When the stars burn out

    Many times, as people, we allow ourselves to get comfortable, and even complacent about our daily business dealings. Unfortunately it is at those times when we must watch out, because our submission levels waiver, and usually we end up the ones falling at that point.
    Isaiah 13:11 tells us that will punish, and the arrogance of pride will cease, and He will lay low the haughtiness o the terrible.
    When we allow our pride to show its head, we loose our place of submission and our victorious walk. We must stay humble and submitted to keep our victory.
    Matthew 25:46 “… But the righteous into everlasting life.”

  21. Cry Out

    7 Therefore shall Moab howl for Moab, every one shall howl: for the foundations of Kirhareseth shall ye mourn; surely they are stricken.

    We hear it preached that the church is not about being contained in four walls but going out and reaching this world. This verse speaks to me of crying out in intercession for Fort Worth, not simply because this city needs Jesus, but because *our* city needs Jesus. We are the church, but there is something special in us being the church *at Fort Worth.* We are placed *here* for such a time as this. Positioning us at Fort Worth was no accident with God, so a special burden for this city should be no afterthought with us. Let Fort Worth cry out for Fort Worth; let The Pentecostals of FORT WORTH cry out for Fort Worth.

    We are anointed, let’s take OUR city!

    Esther 4:14
    For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

  22. The Throne

    5 And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness.

    Though insignificant when compared to Assyria and nearby countries, Moab still considers itself a contender among the powerful nations. Now defeated, probably by Assyria, refugees from its cities flee to Judah. These refugees, mostly women and children, request aid from Jerusalem and send lambs (Moab is known for its huge flocks of sheep -2Ki 3:4) with their message.Jacob sent a similar message in Gen 32 by sending livestock, to soften up Essau. Israel’s redepmtive acts points to a future time when Israel’s Messiah Jesus will sit in faithfulness on his throne (vs 5) and bring salvation to everyone, including the Moabite fugitives. The Messiah will also be a “light to the nations” (Isa 51:4), for he is “the light of the world” (Jn 8:12; 9:5). Not only is Jesus faithful, but he’s also merciful, just like the act of kindness Israel will display to the refugees. Joseph in Gen 50:17 was urged to forgive the sins of his brothers who sold him into slavery. We too are told to forgive others, for Mat 6:14 says “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.”

    When we surrender to the mercy of the Lord at His throne we will never be disappointed. Though the refugees may be ashamed and sorrowful, they can find peace in the place of Judah (praise). Jesus left behind a remnant that they may find Him in submission on praise. The way we come before the King of Kings and his annointed, is important. Humble youself, seek the Lord with your whole heart and you will find Him.

    Mat 7:7 Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

  23. Empty Prayers
    And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is weary on the high place, that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray; but he shall not prevail. (Isaiah 16:12 KJV)

    Does God hear our prayers? Yes he hears them
    Then hear thou in heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause. (1 Kings 8:45 KJV)
    Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. (Psalms 61:1 KJV)
    The Lord is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous. (Proverbs 15:29 KJV)
    And the Lord appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for an house of sacrifice. (2 Chronicles 7:12 KJV)

    What makes them not be answered? If God says no. If you need more than just prayer.
    Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. (Matthew 17:21 KJV)
    Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: for I will not hear thee. (Jeremiah 7:16 KJV)
    And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes: (Daniel 9:3 KJV)

    What does God think about my prayers? They are sweet to God.
    The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord : but the prayer of the upright is his delight. (Proverbs 15:8 KJV)
    Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. (Psalms 141:2 KJV)
    And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand. (Revelation 8:4 KJV)
    And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God. (Acts 10:4 KJV)

    When should we pray? All the time.
    But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word. (Acts 6:4 KJV)
    Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. (Acts 3:1 KJV)
    My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. (Psalms 5:3 KJV)
    Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him. (Acts 12:5 KJV)

    What do we pray for? The things God has placed on your heart.
    Nevertheless we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them. (Nehemiah 4:9 KJV)
    And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. (Matthew 21:22 KJV)
    Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. (Romans 10:1 KJV)
    Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (James 5:16 KJV)
    But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. (Luke 1:13 KJV)

    What do you do when you pray? Thank him. Confess wrongs.
    Let thine ear now be attentive, and thine eyes open, that thou mayest hear the prayer of thy servant, which I pray before thee now, day and night, for the children of Israel thy servants, and confess the sins of the children of Israel, which we have sinned against thee: both I and my father’s house have sinned. (Nehemiah 1:6 KJV)
    I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers, (Philemon 1:4 KJV)

    If you think you have empty prayers, you need to do some self evaluation. God hears and answers all prayers unless you are not righteous.

  24. 4 Let our outcasts of Moab dwell among you; be a sheltered hiding place to them from the destroyer. When the extortion and the extortioner have been brought to nought, and destruction has ceased, and the oppressors and they who trample men are consumed and have vanished out of the land,
    5 Then in mercy and loving-kindness shall a throne be established, and [b] One shall sit upon it in truth and faithfulness in the tent of David, judging and seeking justice and being swift to do righteousness.
    AMP version

    This verses just kept me thinking on galatians 6:9 “and let us not be weary in well doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”
    There is a reward for helping others, for lending a hand, for showing love…for being merciful. Some are running from the destroyer, the enemy of our soul. We as the church should extend a hand and lead people into the shade, the protection of God. We should intercede for our city and give shelter to those that are in need. A random act of kindness can go a long way. God who sees everything shall be the rewarder

  25. Pride has become the worst, if only it wasn’t apparent. Lord you know what is the intention of the heart. Through you all is possible.

    I seek you Lord. Guide me and lead me to righteousness at all times.

  26. 6 We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud: even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall not be so.

    Pride is one of the most deadliest sins because it blinds people to see themselves as God sees them. We cannot afford to allow pride in our lives. We must continually submit ourselves to the Lord and possess a humble, contrite spirit. Many people have fallen because of a spirit of pride, and wanting to do things their way, always having to be right, and have the last word. If we truly possess the spirit of Christ, we will yield to others, doesn’t mean we can’t have an opinion, or even be right, but we don’t always have to prove that we are right.

    Proverbs 16:18
    Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

    Matthew 5:25
    Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison

  27. God is magnificent! Huge bigger than what we can ever inagine. Thank u for your great works all over the world and in my life.

  28. Pride and prejudice

    6 We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud: even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall not be so.

    Pride will be the death of not only you but those who fall behind in your shadow. Your pride blinds your judgement and you adopt prejudices against things an people. We need to be an example. Allowing God to mil our hearts with conviction through His word and prayer will only make you stronger. Don’t let your pride become you.

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