The Lord is my Shepherd

Psalm 23:1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

The Lord is my Shepherd, I wonder how many of us truly wonder what it means for the Lord to be our Shepherd, how many of us accept the Lord to be our Shepherd and behave as if the Lord truly was our shepherd.
You know when I think about the sheep and the shepherd my sense of the sheep is really of a senseless animal, rather dumb with no sense of direction and can easily be led astray. To me a sheep will wander aimlessly and in doing so cannot tell what is in front of them so if there was a drop ahead of them then there is no doubt the sheep would continue walking not realising that there is a drop and would tumble straight down.

And when I think about it really that is how my life was I wandered through life quite aimlessly not knowing where to turn until I hit my head against a brick wall with no where else to go. I arrived at a place where there was nothing behind me except pure darkness, nothing to the side except pure darkness and in front of me there was a barrier, a wall, above fill with pure darkness I was truly lost, I was distraught and I had no where to go, no direction in fact the only thing open to me was to curl up and die, in fact it appear that death was welcoming me it was calling to me and right in the midst of it all I saw a light a guiding light and when I spin around I came right face to face with this figure dress in white from head to toe all around him glittered like diamond as He spoke the words ‘come follow me” . I must say right up to that moment I really had not grasp the concept of having someone to lead me it almost felt as if my whole life I have being wandering aimlessly without direction and here all of a sudden was someone who wanted to lead and who wanted to allow me to follow.

Just the thought of having someone lead, someone to show me the way someone to bring light to me was so wonderful I remember running to catch up because I dare not let him get too far and leave me and thus that night I was introduce to my shepherd and the relief in knowing there was someone who wanted to lead me, to guide me, to take care of me and provide me with all my needs was so overwhelming that even now at times I have to pinch myself. To have the assurance that everything will be okay, that I no longer have to worry that all my needs will be met truly I cant explain fully how much this means to me.

For years I had struggle wondering where the next meal was coming from how I would feed the children how I would pay the bill and it had gotten to the stage where my wandering had lost me everything I was on the brink of being homeless and losing everything and suddenly out of nowhere my shepherd turn up and began to lead me and take care of me so you see when I say the Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want I am not just saying so for the sake of saying it but I am saying it because truly He is, truly I now know what it is to have a shepherd to be led and guided by one so THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD AND I SHALL NOT WANT for nothing because in Him is everything that I need.

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You Have Direct Access

The Vail has being torn, rend, ripped into two from top to bottom. People did you not know the torn Vail signify personal relationship. It means you and I have direct access to God, we no longer have to wait on another in order to access God. In fact your access depends on you and the relationship you have with Him. Therefore brethren if Christ be in you and you lack anything go to the mercy throne ask and it shall be given to you

Another thing brothers and sisters I would not have you ignorant the anointing comes from the Anointed One and if you have the Anointed One in you then you have the anointing so learn to walk in it. If you are in Christ and He is in you then why aren’t you going straight to the source in you, which is Christ the Anointed One?

Scripture Reading:
1 John 2:27
But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you:but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him
2 Corinthians 1:21
Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God;

Author Angela Doreen

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Not everyone is called to the prophetic office though everyone can prophesy

While everyone is exhorted by the Apostle Paul to desire more than any the gift of prophesy it is important to recognised that the ability to prophesy does not make one a prophet. The fact is not everyone is call to the prophetic office though everyone has the ability to prophesy.

A prophet has the ability to see, know and hear from God that which is to come, that which has not yet happen that which is yet to take place and to proclaim the acceptable day of the Lord. The ability to see the past or present of itself does not make one a prophet this is a word of knowledge gifted by the Holy Spirit, similarly having the ability of discernment or word of wisdom does not make one a prophet of itself.

A prophet is a lot more than one who prophesy he or she is a joining of the body of Christ one that holds the body together, one that is entrusted together with the apostle to lay the foundation of the church as well as to lead and equip the people
(author Angela Doreen)

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There is a difference between a false prophet and one who makes a mistake

It is important to note that there is a huge difference between a false prophet and a prophet who makes a mistake. Do not assume because one makes a mistake that he or she is a false prophet. A person starting out or one who is nervous could make a mistake so do not crucify a person for a simple mistakes.

The Scripture give clear references to a false prophet they are not just someone who makes a mistake they come with the intention to deliberately mislead you so it is important that you test the spirit.

It is important that we weigh the word that has being brought to us instead of just blatantly rejecting it out of hand else we end up rejecting prophesy take it to God, test the spirit and remember prophesy itself is futuristic in nature and could take the life time of the prophet to come to past.
Author Angela Doreen

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Steps to giving a prophesy

It is important for us to recognise that if you draw near to God He will draw near to you. God as a Father is forever speaking to us His children yet many of us have not perceived this because we have not learn to recognised the many method in which God will speak to us. But it is important if you want to prophesy to receive God’s revelation, which comes via ways that God will communicate with you.

The first step to prophesying is having the revelation which is the message that God wants you to convey that could be words spoken or impressed upon you or it could be picture shown to you, it could be the very thoughts impressed upon your spirit or given in the many other ways that God could use to speak to you. Whatever method is used it is important to be able to discern the revelation because if there is no revelation there is no message to proclaim.

The second step once you receive the revelation is to request the interpretation of whatever was revealed to you in order that you have an understanding of what message you are to deliver and to whom is the message to be delivered, after all as a prophet your message could be for an individual, a group of people, the body of Christ or for the nation itself.

Third step is the actual delivery of the message now you have received the message, and have an understanding of its content it is important to know how to deliver the message i.e is the message to be given directly or indirectly do you speak it verbally or do you act out the message. And of course being able to deliver the message in love regardless of whether it is a message of warning, correction or direction etc is a must because the word of God declare that without love it is nothing
(Author Angela Doreen)

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In His final will and testament before returning to His glory did you know Jesus the testator bequeath his possessions.

Herein is Jesus last will and testament

To the Father the Almighty God into your hands I commit My Spirit. To John I place the care of my mother, she is now your mother and you are now her son. To the soldiers even though you took part in my death I would like you to have a reminder of just who you think you have killed so herein you are bequeathed my clothes, yes they have fallen to you and it is written you shall have them so enjoy while you can. To Joseph of Arimathea I loan you my body for three days and three nights however, I ought to tell you that Mary one of my beloved friend, who was so mindful of me she listen intently to my every word you know the sister of Martha and Lazarus well she already prepared my body for burial, she washed me in her tears and she rub alabaster oil all over me. And finally to my beloved my disciples now and forever the faithful followers, you who have left and given up everything for my sake guess what no matter what come your way, what surrounds you and believe me much will come your way, much will happen in this world, many will become afraid, fearful but you I do not want to troubled I want you to take it all in your stride so to help  peace I leave you, my peace I give unto to you but not as the world giveth, give I you, my peace is completeness because it will surpass all things it covers the wholeness of you so Shalom my friends until we meet again

Written by Angela Doreen/

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Most people they dismiss the written word of God because they lack understanding they have not the ears to hear or the eyes to see so they miss many things written and concealed within the word. People will harp on that you can’t add or take away from the word and that is truth however they fail to take into account the things already written in the word that are hidden and concealed within the word to be revealed to those with a mind to search and find them at a time that is right for it to be revealed.

Many think and believe the written word of God is just like any book that you read and like any other book all you would do is take everything at face value but then they fail to see that the word of God calls for us to study to go deeper to show thyself approved.
Many think on the limitation of their own brain instead of focus on the God who has no limitation the limitless God who is the creator of heaven and earth and all things within, they fail to realise the largeness of God and that a simple book is too small to contain Him therefore His book the written word must be more than a mere book and it must contain more than the eye can see in fact most believers forget that before they were saved as an unbeliever when they read the Bible to them it was just a mere book a good story in fact that was why we were unbeliever because we just did not and could not see yet when we got saved the written word took on life and suddenly we begin to see some of the hidden mysteries and treasures contained within.

Many believers fail to realise that when we do not continually read, study and meditate on the written word then we will miss those hidden things that are concealed within the word that are hidden for our own benefit to be revealed at a time suitable that will bring the most benefit to us.

Many believers fall short because they do not realise that the limitless God would not withhold any good thing from His children but will withhold it from the enemy concealing it for a time when His children need to know it and to use it if only we believers would realise this we would read and study and search His word daily with a hunger and thirst if only we knew that the God of glory keep within His written word things concealed for the honour of His children those things that are only for us and only to be revealed to us all His prophet, His kings, His true children then we would indeed continually study word upon word, line upon line, precept upon precept diligently searching for the hidden treasures that was the glory of God to hide and concealed within His written word only for the eyes and ears of His children, treasures hidden and concealed within as to be to the honour of those who diligently seek to find it.

(People our map is the Bible the written word of God which is why satan tries to corrupt it but this morning I feel the Lord saying He is greater and larger than the enemy and therefore His word is a map unto us and we must not be shaken at satan’s attempt because there are things untold written and concealed only for those who are His so read study meditate and come to a deeper level where there are treasures concealed only for those who are honoured to diligently seek it out. It is there not hidden from you but hidden for you, so ignore those who want to ridicule the Bible those that do not have the eyes to see the ears to hear those who are sent to be a snare unto you and pick up the word daily to read it, study it and meditate upon it).

Recommended Scripture reading:

2 Timothy 2:15 KJV
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Psalms 84:11b KJV
no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Proverbs 25:2 KJV
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing:
but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.

Amos 3:7 KJV
Surely the Lord God will do nothing,
but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

Hebrew 4:12 ASV
For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two- edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and quick to discern the thoughts and intents of the heart

Mark 4:22-23 KJV
For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad. If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.

I Corinthians 2:9-16 KJV
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit:for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit that is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God:for they are foolishness unto him:neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

Written by Angela Doreen

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People don’t get relationship mix up with religion

The Son of God is not interested in religion that is why he found the pharisees wanting, religion makes conclusion and determinations and is all about being steadfast and steep in rules and tradition it is about control, the pharisees were very religious they set rules to control, rules they themselves flaunt but expect others to obey.

Christ our Saviour is interested in relationship not religion because relationship allows for growth through learning, it allows for the building up, for the changing of self, it allows for closeness, it allows for love and guidance, patience and kindness and for hope and joy. Relationship offer edification, exhortation and comfort thus it is flexible and not rigid it takes account of weakness and look to strengthen, relationship give life it does not seek to kill, to murder to step on or to step over.

So I don’t know about you but I am in a relationship with my Saviour not in religion with the world. My Saviour called me into relationship with Him and that was what I said yes to that is what I vowed to that is what I accepted a relationship with my Saviour

Written by Angela Doreen

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Study to show thyself approved unto God

When we skirt the surface without seeking to go deeper we will more often than not miss the hidden things that can prove to be the most important thing that we needed to know, the thing unseen that will bring us to a place of understanding that will give us the wisdom that we need in order to unlock that which is lock.

In the Scriptures there is much mention of trees and of houses and if we look closely we will find that there are hidden parts to the tree and hidden parts to the house that is in fact the most important and most crucial but yet it remains hidden to the naked eyes unless we choose to dig deeper and delved in and discover that there is more to the tree than the trunk, the branch, the leaves, more to the house than the four walls, the roof, the doors, the windows parts that are hidden that is crucial to the up keep, maintenance of the tree or the house the hidden part that without which neither the tree or house would be upstanding and so it is with the word of God in His word there are things contained within that are crucial to our walk, that are crucial to our survival that are crucial to our transformation things that God wants us to search out which is the reason we are exhorted throughout the word to study, to meditate to dig in, to go deeper, these things are not hidden to be concealed from the children of God rather they are hidden and concealed for us for the benefit of the children of God.

Now I hear you say what are the unseen the crucial parts of the tree and the house that is hidden from the unseen eyes that can only be seen if we dig deep or search it out the things that are of utmost importance and which is more important that what you received with the naked eyes well simple put it is the part without which the tree are the house cannot and could not survive and remain upstanding the unseen part of the tree is the root that keeps and sustain the trunk, the branch the leaves and the unseen part of the house is the very foundation on which the house stand and without which the house would simply collapse.

Written by Angela Doreen

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Discerning Spirit

The word of God exhort us not to put our faith in every spirit, but that we are to test the spirits to discover whether they are from God or not. Clearly this tells us straight away that not everything we receive will necessary come from God because the enemy prowls around constantly watching and waiting for an opportunity to get us off course, to confuse us, to get us to go against God and to stop us from obtaining that to which has being set aside for us.

So then what is spirit of discernment, well simple put it is the spirit that allows us to know when a thing is of or from God or of or from the enemy or of the flesh. It is the spirit that tells us when a thing is right or when it is wrong. It is the spirit that tells us whether a person is of and with the Lord doing God’s work or one sent by or working for the enemy. It is the spirit that every true believer need, it is the spirit that the body of Christ needs because without it we may stumble, we may get carried away with every wind of doctrine or with every conceivable false prophet or teaching that the enemy send to derail us.
The Spirit of Discernment helps us to distinguish what is divine and what is not, it helps you to know whether the message you have received is from God, whether the dream you received is from God, whether the person near you is from God or whether it is the enemy.

It is by the discerning of spirit that one can truly judge prophesy to ensure we are not rejecting what is of God. It is by this spirit that we can distinguish between the divine and the demonic. The discerning spirit can assist you in distinguishing the moment you step in a place what spirit is operating there it gives you the ability even to distinguished between a upper level or lower level demon.

Discerning of Spirit heighten our senses to allow us to distinguish and pick up on things in the spiritual realm. This is a much needed gift but it is also not a gift to use lightly or to abuse or misuse because in the same way you can pick up on demonic actively the demon can also pick up on you and can determine whether you are walking in spiritual authority or not.
In Mark 5:1-20 we can see an example of Jesus using discerning to know that the man was possess with an unclean spirit, we see also in Matthew 17:18 Jesus recognizing the spirit behind the boys epileptic. In Mark 5:7 we see the demon pick up on the fact that Jesus was walking in spiritual authority.
The discerning spirit is the ability to I suppose for want of a better word investigate the spiritual realm for the true or wrong of a thing. The discerning spirit can in effect save you from impending danger and can steer the church on the right path, keep the body from danger so in effect it can provide protection from the enemy. Hence it is a gift the body needs.

Author Angela Doreen

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