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An Esther's Anointing

For the past few days or so, I have been asking God to take me to that place.  The Hiding Place.   Psalms 119:114 Thou art my hiding place and my shield, I hope in thy Word.  The place where is it just me and Him, and where I can hide in Him.  A place where I can just "dwell",  place where I can spend all of me to be in His presence.  Psalms 27:4 One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple. I begin to bring God's Word back to Him: Ps. 32:7 Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.

And it was on yesterday that I rose out of my bed and straight into praise, prayer and worship, no bathroom breaks, no water, just me and Him.  I remember telling God I want to be healed, and for the most part I wear Pink, all the time and I heard the Word call the woman in pink forward and declare an Esther's anointing on me, a special anointing.  To call a fast for three days and I began the fast at 6pm and to end it at daybreak on Sunday.  The same time frame that Jesus was buried in the tomb. My mind began to go back over the past few years of how I have seen people get elevated/promoted by God, and I am still sitting in despair, and He said to fast and pray.  I was allowing sickness and pain to paralyze me.  But today, I arise to a new level, a new life.  I had to gain Courage, and stop being comfortable in a place where I was Uncomfortable.  I had encouraged others to do, what I was not able to do myself, but today is the day, I step OUT.  It is time to do the assignment even at the expense of losing what friends are left.  It takes courage to step out and do the will of God.  He told me to fast and pray for the people because the enemy is setting plans for their destruction, but you fast and pray.  So, here I sit fighting off the Haman's for the people of God and that people would rise up to their destiny, but before I can tell someone else to get up, I must, I will, I have RISEN from the ashes~

YOU can make it!

Prayers that work

2Co 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.  8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; {in despair: or, altogether without help, or, means}  9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;  10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

Ga 5:10 I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be.   11 And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.    12 I would they were even cut off which trouble you.

2Co 7:5  For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears.  6 Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus;  7 And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more.

2Co 1:3 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;   4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.  5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.   6 And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. {is effectual: or, is wrought}  7  And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.  8 For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life: 9 But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead: {sentence: or, answer}  10 Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us; 11 Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.

1Co 4:9 For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men. 10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised.   11 Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace; 12 And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:

Ps 44:22 Yea, for thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.

Ro 8:36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter

Heb 10:30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.  31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.   32 But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions;  33 Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used.   34 For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance. {in yourselves...: or, that ye have in [or, for] yourselves}

Jos 7:25 And Joshua said, Why hast thou troubled us? the LORD shall trouble thee this day. And all Israel stoned him with stones, and burned them with fire, after they had stoned them with stones.

Ga 6:17 From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.

2Th 1:4 So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure: 5 Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer: 6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;   7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, {his...: Gr. the angels of his power}  8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: {taking: or, yielding}  9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;

Re 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

Heb 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.

Re 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

Ps 37:1 A Psalm of David. Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. 2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.

Ps 90:5 Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up. {groweth...: or, is changed}  6 In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.
Jg 11:35 And it came to pass, when he saw her, that he rent his clothes, and said, Alas, my daughter! thou hast brought me very low, and thou art one of them that trouble me: for I have opened my mouth unto the LORD, and I cannot go back.

Job 5:6 Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground; {affliction: or, iniquity}  7 Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward. {trouble: or, labour} {sparks...: Heb. the sons of the burning coal lift up to fly}  8 I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:   9 Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number: {unsearchable: Heb. there is no search} {without...: Heb. till there be no number}  10 Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields: {fields: Heb. outplaces}  11 To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety. 12 He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise. {their enterprise: or, any thing}  13 He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong. 14 They meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope in the noonday as in the night. {meet...: or, run into} 15 But he saveth the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty.  16 So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth. 17 Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:  18 For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole. 19 He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. 20 In famine he shall redeem thee from death: and in war from the power of the sword. {power: Heb. hands}  21 Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh. {from...: or, when the tongue scourgeth}  22 At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth.

Ps 3:1 A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.  LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.  2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.  3 But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. {for: or, about}  4 I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah. 5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.
6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.   7 Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.  8 Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.

Ps 9:9 The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. {a refuge: Heb. an high place}
Ps 37:39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble.  Ps 46:1 To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. {for: or, of}

Ps 9:13 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death:

Ps 10:1  Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?

Ps 13:4 Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.

Ps 25:15 Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net. {pluck: Heb. bring forth}  16 Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted. 17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my distresses.
18 Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins.

Ps 27:5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

Ps 31:9 Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly.  10 For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.  11 I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did see me without fled from me.  12 I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel. {a broken...: Heb. a vessel that perisheth}  13 For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.  14 But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God.  15 My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.

Ps 32:7  Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.

Ps 91:15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.


Confessions for building Self Esteem:

I am a New Creature predestined for greatness. 2 Corinthians 5:17

I am a child of God fully accepted by the Father.  John 1:12

I am loved by God regardless of how I perform.  Romans 5:8

I am forgiven and will not be tormented by my past errors.  1 John 1:9

I am an over comer and my faith is changing my circumstances.  1 John 5:4

I am a giver and God is causing people to help me prosper. 2 Corinthians 9:8

I have authority over the devil and no demon power can hurt me.  Luke 10:17

Abundance is God's will for me and I will not settle for less.  John 10:10

I am healed and sickness will not lord over my body. 1 Peter 2:24

God is on my side: I will not fear.  Psalms 118:6

The Holy Spirit is my helper; I am never alone and I have the peace of God.  Philippians 4:7

I am blessed and it's a matter of time before things change.  What I see now is only temporary. Eph. 1:3; 2 Corin. 4:18

I have the wisdom of God; I hear the Father's voice; my steps are ordered by God and the voice of a stranger I will not follow.

I am set in the body of Christ and I know that I am valuable and important to the work of God.  1 Corinthians 12:20-25; Eph. $;11-12

I choose not to be offended and I am beling delivered out of all afflictions and persecutions.  Matthew 5:10-12



Concerning Total Life Prosperity:

Jesus is the Apostle and High Priest over my profession, and what I profess is the Word of God concerning favor over my life (Hebrews 3:1).

The Lord helps me to guard the door of my mouth and trains me not to speak against His favor at work in my life (Psalm 141:3, AMP).

I will not allow any corrupt communication to proceed out of my mouth. Instead, I will speak only that which is good, full of grace and edifying to others (Ephesians 4:29).

As the righteousness of God, I declare that I am favorable in God's sight (Job 33:26, AMP; Psalm 5:12; Proverbs 14:9).

Like Joseph, I prosper wherever I go and in every situation I am in because the Lord is always with me. I, too, experience preferential treatment (Genesis 39:1-6, 21).

I am blessed and highly favored (Luke 1:28).

I associate with those who are blessed and highly favored so that I may increase in every area of my life (Genesis 30:27).

I operate in integrity; as a result, I obtain favor from God (Proverbs 11:27; 12:2).

I actively seek and live by God's wisdom; therefore, I am highly favored and esteemed in the sight of God and men (Proverbs 3:1-4; 8:33-35).

I declare that God's favor promotes and causes me to increase daily (Esther 2:17; Psalm 75:6-7).

The Lord takes pleasure in my total life prosperity (Psalm 35:27).

Because I am God's "favorite," I prosper in every area of my life-spiritually, physically, financially, socially and mentally (3 John 2).

Because the favor of God shields me, no sickness or disease has a right to live in my body (Deuteronomy 7:15; Psalm 5:12).

Wealth and riches are in my house because I am empowered with His anointing and favor to draw wealth (Deuteronomy 8:18; Psalm 112:3).


Principles of Debt Release

Lord, in the name of Jesus, I thank You for my deliverance from debt. Your Word says that I am to owe no man anything but to love him. As I continue to build my faith in this area, I fully expect to receive unexpected income and debt cancellation. I am wealthy and prosperous in every area of my life. My needs are met and my storehouses overflow with abundance.

I come against all oppression in my life and declare that I have supernatural protection against the onslaught of the enemy. I command the angels of God to go now and bring to pass my financial soundness and wholeness. I am a wise and faithful steward; therefore, I walk in manifested abundance and debt-freedom daily.
Your Word says that You delight in the prosperity of Your servants. As I serve You with my finances, I declare that I have my harvest of debt-deliverance right now. Amen!

Scriptural references:
q Romans 13:8
q Romans 10:17
q Psalm 112:3
q Philippians 4:19
q Deuteronomy 28:8
q Proverbs 3:9-10
q Psalm 103:20-21
q Luke 12:42
q 1 Corinthians 4:2
q Psalm 35:27

Receiving the Wealth of the Wicked

In the name of Jesus, I'm out of debt, my needs are met and I have plenty more to put in store. I walk in abundance and good health daily. Lord, Your Word says that it is Your will for me to prosper and excel in every area of my life.

Because I am a faithful and wise steward over my finances, the wealth of the wicked is being transferred into my hands. I know what to do with it because I place You first in all things. You direct my path and give me wisdom to manage what You have placed in my hands. As a believer, I am blessed to be a blessing until all families of the earth have been blessed.
I am a distribution center. I am a money magnet. Money cometh to me now! I command unexpected and expected income to come my way. Lord, I receive Your blessing-Your power to get wealth-right now. In Jesus' name, Amen!

Scriptural references:
q Philippians 4:19
q 3 John 2
q Psalm 35:27
q Luke 12:42
q Proverbs 13:22, The Amplified Bible
q Proverbs 3:6
q Genesis 12:2
q Psalm 112:9
q James 5:1-5
q Deuteronomy 8:18


Taking Authority over Your Emotions

Emotions are an area that many Christians donít understand. Because of this, Believers often allow their emotions to lead them. As a result, emotionally-led decisions take them on a course that is out of the will of God for their lives. While God gave every human being emotions, it is critical that we get control over negative emotions and subject them to the Word of God. Make these daily confessions so that you can subject your feelings to Godís Word and make the right decisions:

Heavenly Father, thank You for giving me healthy emotions. I declare that negative emotions will not impact my decisions, neither will they dictate my responses to difficult circumstances. I will submit my feelings to You in every situation that I encounter in life. You have given me authority over the power of the enemy, and I declare that nothing shall by any means hurt me, including people and situations that try to negatively influence my emotions. When I feel overwhelmed by life, or troubled by negative emotions, like Jesus, I will pray and keep moving forward. I bind depression, anxiety, worry, fear, doubt, anger, rejection and any other negative emotion that tries to attack my mind. I possess power, love and a sound mind. I thank You, Father, that I walk in peace, joy and the comfort of the Holy Ghost. I have the mind of Christ and my emotions are controlled by the Word of God. In Jesusí name I pray. Amen.
Scriptural references:
qMark 14:33-35
qLuke 10:19
q2 Timothy 1:7
qRomans 14:17
q1 Corinthians 2:16

Confessions for Business Owners

Father, I have committed my works, my plans, my business, my ministry to You.  Your Word says that you are causing my thoughts to become agreeable with your will, so that my career, my business, my plans, my ministry  may be established and succeed.  In Jesus name, my eyes are open to receive creative ideas and vision for my life.  My mind is alert to receive creative ideas and inventions.  My hands are skilled to perform the work that will bring me success.  My ears are tuned to the voice of the Holy Spirit and the voice of a stranger I will not follow.

Father, I have grace to handle the challenges, the obstacles, the trials and tests of life.  I will not fear or be afraid. I thank you for the courage to fullfill my responsibilities, and because of my faith I am overcoming them all.  Father I obey Your Word by my pursuit to make an honest living so that I may have to give to those in need.  I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me and according to that power I provide for myself and my own household.  Thank you Father, for making all grace, all favor abound toward me.  You are raising up people to use their power and influence to help me; therefore, I have abundance, I have all sufficiency, and I abound to every good work.

Father, I thank you for the ministering spirits that you have assigned to go forth to bring in those across my path to cause my promotion.  According to Your word I am the light of the world and in Jesus name my light is shining before all men that they may see my good works, my godly lifestyle and glorify You, my heavenly Father.

I have the grace, the diligence to seek the knowledge and skill in areas where I am inexperienced.  I am faithful and committed to Your word.  Your word declares that I am in position for increase, blessings, rewards and abundance.  By faith I see my vision fulfilled.  Thank You for the success promised in Your word.