another beautiful song by Esther Mui at Scripture Songs for Worship. Something about this particular Scripture just stuck our for me this morning.
I thank God for those such as Esther who minister to God's people at this time. God has given us special gifts & talents to use for the purpose of telling others about His glory. We should each be able to minister to those around us in some way, for we each have a role in helping to build up the Body of Christ (Romans 12:4-16; I Corinthians 12:4-31).
What role has God assigned you? How do you contribute to the edifying of your fellow brothers and sisters? If you don't know what gifts God has given you to share, then ask Him. He will show you. Do not take these talents for granted. Don't get overwhelmed and distracted by the cares of this life. It is times such as these when the pressures from the enemy seem their most heavy, but it is times such as these that the praises of the Lord show themselves mighty to deliver.
"When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.
Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing:
then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for
The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad. Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the south.
They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless
come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him." Psalm 126:1-6
"And thou, profane wicked prince of Israel, whose day is come, when iniquity shall have an end,
Thus saith the Lord GOD; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: this shall not be the same: exalt him that is low, and abase him that
I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him." Ezekiel 21:25-27
The time is upon us. Be encouraged saints of God! Are you not ready for God to set things aright and turn the captivity of His people? Are you ready to be used in the coming harvest to trample on the enemy and bring in those captives who shall be saved?
Thank you Lord, for your ways are higher than our ways and your thoughts are higher than our own. Thank you for your mercies which are ever present with us. Thank you for your plan which even now is unfolding, in spite of what we may see or not see. I thank you for your watchmen Lord! Bless them with a double portion of your anointing to lead your people. Meet their every need and place in their hands the tools needed to do the work of this hour. Prepare your people for this time, that each may be in the place you have ordained, working with our hands to the plow. Surely our salvation is coming and for that I can only say, "Come Lord Jesus!"
"For Zion’s sake I will not hold My peace, And for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest,
Until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, And her salvation as a lamp that burns. The Gentiles shall see your righteousness, And all kings your glory.
You shall be called by a new name, Which the mouth of the LORD will name. You shall also be a crown of glory, In the hand of the LORD,
And a royal diadem, In the hand of your God. You shall no longer be termed Forsaken, Nor shall your land any more be termed Desolate;
But you shall be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; For the LORD delights in you,
And your land shall be married.
For as a young man marries a virgin, So shall your sons marry you;
And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, So shall your God rejoice over you. I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; They shall never hold their peace day or night.
You who make mention of the LORD, do not keep silent, And give Him no rest till He establishes
And till He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth. The LORD has sworn by His right hand
And by the arm of His strength:
“Surely I will no longer give your grain, As food for your enemies;
And the sons of the foreigner shall not drink your new wine, For which you have labored. But those who have gathered it shall eat it, And praise the LORD;
Those who have brought it together shall drink it in My holy courts.”
Go through, Go through the gates! Prepare the way for the people;
Build up, Build up the highway! Take out the stones, Lift up a banner for the peoples! Indeed the LORD has proclaimed, To the end of the world:
“Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Surely your salvation is coming;
Behold, His reward is with Him, And His work before Him.’” And they shall call them The Holy People, The Redeemed of the LORD;
And you shall be called Sought Out, A City Not Forsaken." Isaiah 62:1-12