Category: Kingdom Authority

Breaking the Spirit of Poverty

I have been poor. I have been homeless. It was not fun. I thought at that time that God was mad at me and I had earned my poverty. I was wrong.  I believed the lies of the Enemy for a long time – and stayed broke. It was not fun, not one bit.

God does not give us a spirit of poverty. We were made to be blessed. We are the most blessed poeple on the Earth. God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and a sound mind. I had to reject the lies that I had believed and embrace the Truth. God did not make his kids to be broke and wanting. God is a good, good Father and desires to bless us.

 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” –  1 Timothy 1:7 KJV

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Jesus has already paid the price to destroy the works and lies of the Devil. It is finished. Reject the lies. God does not want you to live in want. He desires to give you the desires of your heart. God is for you, not against you.

“He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” – 1 John 3:8 KJV

God made you to have life, and life more abundantly. He made you to bless you and to prosper you. Our Daddy is not broke and He does not withold any good thing for his kids!

 “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” – 3 John 1:2 KJV

Don’t abuse the blessing. Don’t start asking people for money and airplanes. Stand on the Word and watch what God will do. One thing I have learned is that you don’t have to chase the blessings. They will come to you – because God desires to bless you!

“Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth.  And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God:

 “Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the country.

“Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, the produce of your ground and the increase of your herds, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks.

“Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl.

“Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you bewhen you go out.

“The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.

“The Lord will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you.

“The Lord will establish you as a holy people to Himself, just as He has sworn to you, if you keep the commandments of the Lord your God and walk in His ways.  Then all peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of the Lord, and they shall be afraid of you.  And the Lord will grant you plenty of goods, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your ground, in the land of which the Lord swore to your fathers to give you.  The Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.  And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them.  So you shall not turn aside from any of the words which I command you this day, to the right or the left, to go after other gods to serve them.” – Deuteronomy 28: 1-14 KJV

 

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Doors of Opportunity are Opening for You

There is an appointed time for you. You are here, now, in this place because God has decided these are the times and places where you would live and carry His light into the darkness. There are doors of opportunity opening for you.chosen

Don’t look back, look up. God is calling you to arise and walk forward with Him. He has gone ahead of you and prepared the way. He is the Way. He will give you His dreams and visions for you as you seek His wisdom. He will meet you in the morning and walk with you through the day. He will be the last one you talk to before you sleep. He will watch over you in the night. He will never leave nor forsake you.

Opportunites are opening for you. There are open doors are all around you. Ask the Lord which one to walk through. He has a greater vision for you. He has a better plan than right here right now. This is not all that there is. There is more, greater vision, greater territories and greater revelation are coming.

What God has ordained no man can stop. You have been appointed. You have been commissioned. You have been given the authority to bring Heaven to Earth. You will see the miraculous. The blind will see, the lame will walk, the deaf will hear, the dead will rise. You were born for such a time as this. God will do amazing things – through you!

Arise my love…new opportunities await you!

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“No weapon formed against you shall prosper,
And every tongue which rises against you in judgment
You shall condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
And their righteousness is from Me,”
Says the Lord. – Isaiah 54:17 NKJV

Leave your captivity. Jesus has redeemed you by the blood of the Lamb. You are holy, you are righteous, you are free.  This world cannot hold you. You are a citizen of Heaven passing through this world, spreading God’s love and light.

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For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,  who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself. – Phillipinas 3:20-21

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“Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;  meanwhile praying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in chains,  that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.

Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time.  Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.” – Colossians 4:2-6 NKJV

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God Doesn’t Need a Power Cord

It was the end of another day.  Then God decided to show me something. My husband works in IT and brings his laptop to work everyday.  He carries it in a computer bag. Well last night God showed up in our ordinary everyday life!  Have you ever seen the power of God just show up?

Bob grabbed his computer bag. He reached in and grabbed his computer. It was still closed and not attached to any power source. Immediately it started playing a David Crowder song. “Oh Wanderer come home, you’re not too far” is what we heard. It’s from the song “Come As You Are.”

God doesn’t need a power cord. He can show up at any time in any way in our ordinary everyday lives. 

The power of God lives in each of us and sometimes when you touch things stuff happens.

All Bob did was touch the computer and the song started playing. The computer was not on. The computer by all rights should not have done that. But there is our God – breaking all barriers and reminding us that He can do anything. He is the power above all powers – even computers, lol!

I have blown up so many light bulbs I can’t tell you. I have turned off televisions and radios and other stuff just by touching it. Some of my pianos have taken a hike too. The power of God lives in each of us believers and it is amazing!  No wonder God wants us to lay hands on the sick – the power of God lives in us and can heal.

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” – 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV

The power of the living God is flowing through you. The blood of Jesus is flowing through your veins. The same power that rose Jesus from the dead is in you if you have received the Holy Spirit.  Now what will we do with it?

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Here is the song God played for us last night:

 

Come as You Are
Come out of sadness
From wherever you’ve been
Come broken hearted
Let rescue begin
Come find your mercy
Oh sinner come kneel
Earth has no sorrow
That heaven can’t heal
Earth has no sorrow
That heaven can’t heal
So lay down your burdens
Lay down your shame
All who are broken
Lift up your face
Oh wanderer come home
You’re not too far
So lay down your hurt
Lay down your heart
Come as you are
There’s hope for the hopeless
And all those who’ve strayed
Come sit at the table
Come taste the grace
There’s rest for the weary
Rest that endures
Earth has no sorrow
That heaven can’t cure
So lay down your burdens
Lay down your shame
All who are broken
Lift up your face
Oh wanderer come home
You’re not too far
Lay down your hurt lay down your heart
Come as you are
Come as you are
Fall in his arms
Come as you are
There’s joy for the morning
Oh sinner be still
Earth has no sorrow
That heaven can’t heal
Earth has no sorrow
That heaven can’t heal
So lay down your burdens
Lay down your shame
All who are broken
Lift up your face
Oh wanderer come home
You’re not too far
So lay down your hurt
Lay down your heart
Come as you are
Come as you are
Come as you are
Come as you are
Songwriters: David Crowder / Ben Glover Glover / Matt Maher
Come as You Are lyrics © Capitol Christian Music Group
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You’re Part of the Family

There are benefits that just come with being part of the Family of God. When we are adopted by Abba Father there are things that He has promised us:

Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.

– Psalm 103:1-6 KJV

 

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God has promised to forgive us, to heal us.

He crowns us with His Love and Mercy.

He satisfies us with GOOD things.

He renews our Youth!

He is the One who executes righteousness to make all the bad things turn into good.

All things work together for GOOD when God is our Father.

BLESS THE LORD

by Matt Redman

 

Bless the Lord oh my soul
Oh my soul
Worship His Holy name
Sing like never before
Oh my soul
I’ll worship Your Holy name

The sun comes up
It’s a new day dawning
It’s time to sing Your song again
Whatever may pass
And whatever lies before me
Let me be singing
When the evening comes

Bless the Lord oh my soul
Oh my soul
Worship His Holy name
Sing like never before
Oh my soul
I’ll worship Your Holy name

You’re rich in love
And You’re slow to anger
Your name is great
And Your heart is kind
For all Your goodness
I will keep on singing
Ten thousand reasons
For my heart to find

Bless the Lord oh my soul
Oh my soul
Worship His Holy name
Sing like never before
Oh my soul
I’ll worship Your Holy name
Bless You Lord

And on that day
When my strength is failing
The end draws near
And my time has come
Still my soul will
Sing Your praise unending
Ten thousand years
And then forevermore
Forevermore

Bless the Lord oh my soul
Oh my soul
Worship His Holy name
Sing like never before
Oh my soul
I’ll worship Your Holy name

Bless the Lord oh my soul
Oh my soul
Worship His Holy name
Sing like never before
Oh my soul
I’ll worship Your Holy name

I’ll worship Your Holy name
Jesus I will worship Your Holy name

Sing like never before
Oh my soul
I’ll worship your holy name

Songwriters
Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman

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Delivered From Our Enemies

Delivered. It is finished. We have been delivered to serve our God without fear. We are saved from all those who hate us. We serve the Most High God and His Word shall come to pass. Don’t hate the haters. Show them mercy. Pray for them, and watch and see what God will do!

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Now his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying: “Blessed is the Lord God of Israel, For He has visited and redeemed His people, And has raised up a horn of salvation for us In the house of His servant David, As He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets, Who have been since the world began, That we should be saved from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us, To perform the mercy promised to our fathers and to remember His holy covenant, The oath which He swore to our father Abraham: To grant us that we, Being delivered from the hand of our enemies, Might serve Him without fear, In holiness and righteousness before Him all the days of our life.

 

 


 

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The Enemy is Under Our Feet

The Enemy is Under Our Feet

~Copyright 2016 Diana Rasmussen~

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Submit yourselves to God

Resist the Devil

and he’ll flee from you

Jesus is above all powers and principalities

The Name above all names

Exalted to the Highest Place

He carried our sins and sickness away

At the Cross of Calvary

Christ’s victory is our victory

We’re seated with Christ in Heavenly places

Far above all principalities and all powers of darkness

We are above and not beneath

The enemy is under our feet

 

 

God, Who is our peace, will soon crush Satan under your feet. May the loving-favor of our Lord Jesus be yours.
 -Romans 16:20 NLV

God Never Said We Wouldn’t be Sick

In this walk with God I have had ups and downs. I have been well and I have been sick. My question is why do other Christians think I have done something wrong to be sick? Currently I am walking through an illness, and so are members of my family. I did not ask to be sick. Neither did my family.  I do not want to be sick. I don’t know why I am am battling this illness. But I do trust that somehow, someway God will get the glory.

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Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him. I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” 

And here again, Jesus heals the sick. He can even raise the dead if it comes to that!

 John 11:1-4  Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. It was that Mary who anointed the Lord with fragrant oil and wiped His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick. And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Therefore the sisters sent to Him, saying, “Lord, behold, he whom You love is sick.” When Jesus heard that, He said, “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” 

God never said there would be no sickness. One of God’s Names is Jehovah-Rapha, “the Lord who heals you”. To me, that means there is sickness out there. Jesus came to heal the sick and bind up the broken-hearted. He came to destroy the works of the Devil.

Yes, we live in a broken world. There is sin and sickness everywhere. Even in the Church. But let us not treat the sick as lepers. Let us not be an Old Testament Church and stone them. Let us be the Hospital that God had called us to be and exercise the Authority God gave us to cast out the sickness, not the person. I am blessed. Even though I was in the hospital last week both Pastors and their wives came to pray with me and anoint me with oil. Thank you Jesus! God bless Pastor Jeff and Carmen and Pastor Mike and Dee of Janesville Apostolic Ministries!

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“Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”

Let us pray for one another – and not shame the sick. Pray for me my friends. And for my family. I pray the Lord restores you and yours, in Jesus Name. To God be the glory.

God Owns All the Wealth

Contrary to what the Bankers and Brokers and Stock Market would tell you, God Owns All the Wealth. The Earth is the Lord’s  and everything in it. 

I am tired of “Broke Christians”. That is not what God intended. I would give to my brother, but…  Enough already! And I am speaking to myself here first. I have lived with a Desert Mentality about money for too long. 
No this is not a prosperity “name it and claim it” message. I really don’t think God likes to be bossed around like that.  But instead of us focusing on what we have, what we don’t have, and what we want – let’s focus on who God is and what He has and what He wants.

 “For thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘Once more (it is a little while) I will shake heaven and earth, the sea and dry land; and I will shake all nations, and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations, and I will fill this temple with glory,’ says the Lord of hosts.  ‘The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,’ says the Lord of hosts.  ‘The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former,’ says the Lord of hosts. ‘And in this place I will give peace,’ says the Lord of hosts.” _Haggai 2:6-9 NKJV

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I read an amazing FaceBook Post yesterday by Jennifer LeClaire and it really got me thinking. I had to repent of thinking of the money in my account as my money. I had to stop thinking of my possessions as mine. I have been holding onto things too tightly and wondering why money is slipping through my hands like sand. 

Money is not ours – it belongs to God. He owns the storehouse in Heaven. And He gives to each man or woman what He will. We are merely stewards. When the money belongs to God He protects it and gives us wisdom to multiply it.  If I am trying to hold on to money as if it is mine – that opens the door for the Enemy to mess with it.  The Spirit of Sabotage can put holes in my sack and try to distract us from God’s call of abundance.

Jennifer talks about the Spirit of Sabotage in the following article.

Do you notice that when you set out to execute a God-given assignment for His glory, all hell breaks loose against you? Check this out.

Posted by Heart of the Prophetic on Thursday, January 21, 2016

 

From Charisma Magazine – The Sneaky Spirit of Sabotage

Merriam-Webster defines “sabotage” as “destruction of an employer’s property (as tools or materials) or the hindering of manufacturing by discontented workers.”  Everything we own belongs to God, so when the enemy comes against what God has given us to steward, he’s coming against God’s property. I believe hindering spirits work under the authority of the spirit of sabotage, the strongman.

 

The enemy has no hold on us. He is a master deceiver and the father of lies. Remember when he tempted Jesus:

Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”

Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’”

Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him.

– Matthew 4:8-11

 Guess what – Satan lied!!! He doesn’t own it – God owns it!
The Spirit of the Living God lives within us.  We are part of the Royal Family now – we have been adopted by the King of Kings who owns it all.  Today I refuse to believe that the enemy can touch what God has given us. The enemy does not have the legal right to take what God has entrusted to us. It belongs to our Father – the God of All!

  

 

 

 

 

Releasing the Power of God

There is power in the Name of Jesus. There is healing in the Nane of Jesus. But how many times are we not releasing the power of God by the words that come out of our mouths? Do we speak our illness or do we speak the Word of God over ourselves or our loved ones?

  

I admit this is hard sometimes. Especially when you or someone you love is going through a trial. Yet, what if we stepped out in faith and proclaimed the Word over our bodies and any illness? Join me today. By His stripes we (and our loved ones) are healed, in Jesus Name!

  
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You Are A World Changer

There are 7 mountains that God’s people should be influencing. Seven places to shine the Light of Christ into the darkness and bring life. You are a WORLD CHANGER my friend!

These seven mountains are:

  1. business
  2. government
  3. media
  4. arts and entertainment
  5. education
  6. the family
  7. religion

 

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Where is God using you?

Where are you shining His light and love?

Just by walking into a room the Spirit of Christ in you can touch hearts and change the atmosphere. We are vessels of the living God. We carry this treasure in broken vessels so His glory can shine through. It’s not us – it’s Him!
There is a reason God says to “go”. There are people He wants to touch and things He wants to do. He came to seek and save the lost. And He will use YOU to do it. Take heart my friends, share your story, and watch and see what God does!

WORLD CHANGERS

By Matthew West
In a world full of dirt, you’re a diamond

In a world full of hurt, you’re smiling

In the darkest dark, you’re shining

Shining like a shooting star

You live your life like you’re here on a mission

Yeah, you’re not afraid of being different

You hear the doubters, but you don’t listen

‘Cause you know who you are

Yeah, you know who you are
This is to all the world changers

Keep walking on, don’t you ever

Lose that fire in your soul

Lose that fire in your soul

This is to all the world changers

You know you are history makers

This world’s never gonna change you

You’re gonna change

You’re gonna change

The world (yeah)

The world
In the face of fear, you’re fearless

You don’t care about being famous

And the world may never know your name but

The world will never be the same ’cause

From the ends of the earth to your hometown

To the lost, to the hurt, to the broke down

You’re the arms wide open

A love that’s showing every one of us the way now

Yeah yeah yeah
This is to all the world changers

Keep walking on, don’t you ever

Lose that fire in your soul

Lose that fire in your soul

This is to all the world changers

You know you are history makers

This world’s never gonna change you

You’re gonna change

You’re gonna change

The world (yeah)

The world (You’re gonna change the world)
Keep on fighting the fight

Keep on running the race

Keep on winning the crown

Keep on keeping the faith

Keep on leading with love

Keep on standing your ground

Don’t you ever give up
You give it all, you give it all

And when you’re knocked to the ground, you don’t stay down

You get up, you get up

And you fight another day

You’re a hero unsung

But the world knows a hero when it sees one
This is to all the world changers

Keep walking on, don’t you ever

Lose that fire in your soul

Lose that fire in your soul

This is to all the world changers

You know you are history makers

This world’s never gonna change you

You’re gonna change

You’re gonna change

The world (yeah)

The world (You’re gonna change the world)

The world (yeah)

The world (You’re gonna change the world)

The world (yeah)

The world (You’re gonna change the world)
Keep on fighting the fight

Keep on running the race

Keep on winning the crown

Keep on keeping the faith

Keep on leading with love

Keep on standing your ground

Don’t you ever give up

Cleaning House By Breaking Generational Curses

I recently had a Pastor from another country ask me about breaking Generational Curses. There is varying teaching out there on this subject and I confess I am no expert. So I do what I always do – search it out.  I truly believe that God has given us the Holy Spirit to change the course of our families. Time and time again there was a King in the Old Testament that did not follow God, but in the next Generation his son turned back to the Lord. God is a Redeemer and I believe He can redeem our past, our present, and our future – and the same for our families. God isn’t on the same time table as we are. He is not limited. He can do all things.

  • What if God has called you to break and destroy all the generational curses that have plagued your family?

  • Would you do it?

  • Would you ask the Lord to forgive the sins of your fathers and the sins of your children?

  • Would you stand in the gap like Moses did for your family?

  • Would you stand in the gap for your Church family and all the followers of Christ?

I believe the only thing that can break a Generational Curse is applying the Blood of Jesus. It is His Blood that has the Power to break curses. He became the curse so that we would not have to bear it. I wrote about this in one of my Spring Training Posts – Breaking Generational Curses.

GOD’S WORD FOR YOU:

 Christ purchased our freedom [redeeming us] from the curse (doom) of the Law [and its condemnation] by [Himself] becoming a curse for us, for it is written [in the Scriptures], Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree (is crucified); To the end that through [their receiving] Christ Jesus, the blessing [promised] to Abraham might come upon the Gentiles, so that we through faith might [all] receive [the realization of] the promise of the [Holy] Spirit. (Galatians 3:13-14 AMP)

 The blood shall be for a token or sign to you upon [the doorposts of] the houses where you are, [that] when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague shall be upon you to destroy you when I smite the land of Egypt. (Exodus 12:!3 AMP)

And they have overcome (conquered) him by means of the blood of the Lamb and by the utterance of their testimony, for they did not love and cling to life even when faced with death [holding their lives cheap till they had to die for their witnessing]. (Revelation 12:11 AMP)

Here are some great teachings on how to clean house and break those curses by Pastor Bev Tucker from Life Church in IL.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

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Bride of Christ Arise

Bride of Christ Arise

~Copyright 2015 Diana Rasmussen~

I was praying in the spirit
Seeking my daily bread
When the mighty Voice of Waters
Spoke to me and said:

“Bride of Christ Arise
Come up into the Heavenly skies
Sit down next to me
And tell me what you see”

I can see His glory coming
in waves over a sea
Reigniting His broken body
setting believers free

“Bride of Christ Arise
Come up into the Heavenly skies
Sit down next to me
And tell me what you see”

Addictions, sickness fall away
cast off by the sea’s crest
Anxiety and depression
like seaweed they left

“Bride of Christ Arise
Come up into the Heavenly skies
Sit down next to me
And tell me what you see”

I see the lame man dancing with new limbs
I see the dumb man talking to his friends
I see the blind man gawking at all he sees
I see the fatherless adopted into Your Royal Family

“Bride of Christ Arise
Come up into the Heavenly skies
Sit down next to me
And tell me what you see”

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