The Word:   Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed. (Hebrews 12:12, 13

"Listen... all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the LORD says to you: 'Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God's. (2 Chronicles 20:15)

The Word: …Unless Adonai builds the house, the builders labour in vain. Unless Adonai watches over the city, the watchman stands guard in vain. In vain you rise up early and stay up late, eating the bread of toil -

for He provides for His beloved ones even in their sleep. (Psalm 127:1-2)

The Word:  

Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of My people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless. (Isaiah 10: 1-2)

A prophecy: The word of the Lord concerning Israel:

The Word:   The hand of the LORD was upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me to and fro among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry.

The Word:   And it came to pass, when the priests came out of the holy place, the cloud filled the House of the LORD, so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the LORD filled the House of the LORD. (1 Kings 8:10, 11)

Please note: I will be on annual leave from Friday, so the next report will be July 21, 2016.

The Word: ‘"We have walked to and fro throughout the earth, and behold, all the earth is resting quietly." Then the Angel of the LORD said, "O LORD of hosts, how long will You not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah… And the LORD answered the angel who talked to me, with good and comforting words. So the angel who spoke with me said to me, "Proclaim, saying, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts: "I am zealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with great zeal.

The Word:   Now Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Syria... was a mighty man of valour, but also a leper. And the Syrians had gone out on raids, and had brought back captive a Sabra, a young girl from the land of Israel, and she waited on Naaman's wife. Then she said to her mistress, "If only my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! For he would heal him of his leprosy."  And Naaman went in and told his master, saying, "Thus and thus said the girl who is from the land of Israel."  ...So he went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.  And he returned to the man of God [Elisha], he and all his aides, and came and stood before him; and he said, "Indeed, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, except in Israel...  (2 Kings 5:1-4, 13-15) Read the whole of 2 Kings 5 for the full story.

The Word:  “Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.” (I Timothy 2:1-2)

"Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens.  (Exodus 18:21)

The Word:  Moshe (Moses) led Isra’el onward from the Sea of Suf. They went out into the Shur Desert; but after traveling three days in the desert, they had found no water. They arrived at Marah but couldn’t drink the water there, because it was bitter. This is why they called it Marah [bitterness].  The people grumbled against Moshe and asked, “What are we to drink?” Moshe cried to Adonai; and Adonai showed him a certain piece of wood, which, when he threw it into the water, made the water taste good.