In the aftermath of the deaths in Orlando – let us call upon the god who protects us from violence. our prayers go out to all the victims and their families. there are no words to speak in the aftermath of senseless violence. God hates evil and he will repay…
I cannot imagine what it feels like to be the one who stays home while your husband/wife/son/daughter goes overseas to fight the battle. My husband served and my father in law served in our Armed Forces way before I knew either one. I also have a friend with a daughter and son-in-law that just flew overseas to serve. My heart goes out to all military families. Lets pray together for them all today – both those serving our country and those who are left waiting and praying. Intercede for Military Families today.
Deliver me from my enemies, O my God;
Defend me from those who rise up against me.
Deliver me from the workers of iniquity,
And save me from bloodthirsty men. (Psalm 59:1-2 NKJV)
Prayer for Military Families
Today we honor our soldiers and their families. Thank you, there are no words to say how much we respect you. You show us what heroes look like. So we offer our prayers and our praises up to God as incense for you today.
We ask you to watch over our soldiers. Cover them in the shadow of your wings and keep them safe. Give them Divine Wisdom and Protection in the face of the enemy. Let no harm come to them or to their families. We thank you Lord for their willing hearts, and ask you to intervene in their lives today and in the lives of their families. Cover them with Divine Grace and abundant Mercy as only You can. Flood them with supernatural strength and comfort as only You can. Let them sense your presence Lord in a new way. Go before them and direct their steps. Let them hear You singing over them. Let them know that You are still the great I AM and you still protect and deliver your people today. And Lord, bring our soldiers home safely, in Jesus Name we pray.
Sometimes you hear a song that just stops you in your tracks. I was working out yesterday and heard this one. I had to share it with you today.
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@PrayersPromises I saw your blog post this evening… thank you so much for that post and for everything you do. Beautiful ministry. <3
— ADLEY (@AdleyStump) June 3, 2015
Psalm 91 – The Soldiers Prayer
~Copyright 2015 Diana Rasmussen~
When I prayed You answered
as I asked and believed
Provision was sent from Heaven
Even when delayed by enemies
You sent Warrior Angels to meet my need
I felt the Shift in the atmosphere
I heard the Heavenly Battle Cry when
You turned your face towards me on high
brought me overflowing supply
With Warrior Angels by my side
Messengers of Mercy
Sent to strengthen, cover, and protect
Win the battle in the Heavenlies
Lord, You alone can tip the scales
with Your Mighty Warrior Angels
Prophecies Concerning Persia and Greece
Suddenly, a hand touched me, which made me tremble on my knees and on the palms of my hands. And he said to me, “O Daniel, man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright, for I have now been sent to you.” While he was speaking this word to me, I stood trembling.
Then he said to me, “Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia. Now I have come to make you understand what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision refers to many days yet to come.”
When he had spoken such words to me, I turned my face toward the ground and became speechless. And suddenly, one having the likeness of the sons of men touched my lips; then I opened my mouth and spoke, saying to him who stood before me, “My lord, because of the vision my sorrows have overwhelmed me, and I have retained no strength. For how can this servant of my lord talk with you, my lord? As for me, no strength remains in me now, nor is any breath left in me.”
Then again, the one having the likeness of a man touched me and strengthened me. And he said, “O man greatly beloved, fear not! Peace be to you; be strong, yes, be strong!” So when he spoke to me I was strengthened, and said, “Let my lord speak, for you have strengthened me.”
Then he said, “Do you know why I have come to you? And now I must return to fight with the prince of Persia; and when I have gone forth, indeed the prince of Greece will come. But I will tell you what is noted in the Scripture of Truth. (No one upholds me against these, except Michael your prince. (Daniel 10: 10-21 NKJV)
(Image Sources: confidentfaith.net, dailycatholic.org, and Pinterest)
Soldiers Safely Home
Copyright 2014 Diana Rasmussen
Camouflage pants and army boots
Loaded M16s for enemy pursuit
Standing for truth
Honoring the code to protect
Fighting a war with
our love and respect
Paying a debt they never owed
God bring our soldiers safely home
(Featured image source: http://finnlover.deviantart.com/art/freedom-isnt-free-324461215)
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Ever get one of those nights you couldn’t sleep? Or two in a row? Yeah, me too. I woke up 3 times each night for two days in a row. And tried to go back to bed, no luck. I have learned that when this happens it may be God asking me to pray for someone or something. So after the 2nd time, I finally got it. I prayed without really knowing why or who it was for. This went on for two nights. Again, no idea who or what – just pray.
I heard about it on the third day. I’d like to to meet my 2nd daughter, Amamda. She is so strong and courageous. She truly is a strong woman that has overcome major obstacles in her life. She is a beautiful Artist, Jewelry Maker, and a bartender at a local Madison Cafe.
It was Mothers Day night. For whatever reason she told me her fellow co-workers decided to stay late after work that day and hang with her as she finished her shift. She works till like 3 in the morning. There were a few customers sitting down at the bar and one with a Superman shirt on.
Amanda told me a man came into the bar and pointed something at her. Demanded she empty the cash register. There have been multiple robberies in Madison bars lately with perps using semi-automatic weapons. She complied. She told me she took out the money from 1’s to 20’s out of the register, hesitated a minute, and something told her to lay the pile of money on the bar. She did. And here is where the customer with the Superman shirt on saw what was going on and stood up.
And here is where you’ll have to read the rest of the story…
Really does restore you hope in humanity, as Amanda said.
At 10: We talk to the @AlchemyMadison bartender who was working when a customer took down an alleged robber. #nbc15 pic.twitter.com/ZepHsR2DKD
Here are the news story and video:
BAR CUSTOMER OVERPOWERS ROBBERY SUSPECT
All I can say is thank you.
Thank you to Amanda for keeping her wits about her and calling the Police. You stayed calm and kept people safe. (I would have lost it!)
Thank you to the co-workers who decided to stay later. (You rock!)
Thank you to the Superman customer who saw what was happening and decided to act, to protect, and stop the robber. He actually held him until the police arrived! (What a true hero!)
And thank you to God – for putting everyone right where they needed to be that night. Thank you Lord for keeping my daughter safe. Thank you Jesus for answered prayers (even when we don’t know what we are praying about!) I love her so much, Mom/Diana Rasmussen 🙂
(Featured Image Source: nbc15.com)
Hey family, meet my friend Nate. He shared an amazing testimony this past Sunday with us at Janesville Apostolic Ministries and I asked him to share it with all of you.
Good Afternoon Diana sorry it took so long for me to get back to you. Here is what happened. My mom was picking Emily and I up from school and I set my backpack in the car and went to get in but was not in and mom began to pull away and the back tire rolled toward my foot. I knew I was going to get run over so I just said “Lord I trust You.” I am happy to report that even though I was taken by ambulance to the ER I did not have any broken bones or scrapes only a small tear in one of the ligaments in my foot. There were no bruises on my foot either. Furthermore, I did not require any pain medications either. The doctors said that I would be worse the next day but I was doing better the next day God is awesome!
Like Nate told me later, there is absolutely no scientific explanation of why his foot is not smashed. It got run over by a car! Isn’t that like 3000 lbs or something? No broken bones, no bruises…wow, God is soooooo cool! What a testimony!
God still saves. God still protects His people. Faith still moves mountains!
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)
The Bible that a US bus driver kept in his pocket saved his life after it stopped two bullets from piercing his chest, stunned police said. “There was obviously some kind of intervention involved in this incident because he probably should not be here…
The Blood of Jesus Brings Life. Yes, life, and life more abundantly. I was not raised in Church. So when people started talking about blood, I thought they were talking about death. Yet the kingdom of God is opposite the Kingdom of the World.
How Does the Blood of Jesus Help You
1. The Blood of the lamb – Jesus, brings life
The life is in the blood. His death brings you life.
“For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.” Leviticus 17:11 NKJV
“for it is the life of all flesh. Its blood sustains its life. Therefore I said to the children of Israel, ‘You shall not eat the blood of any flesh, for the life of all flesh is its blood. Whoever eats it shall be cut off.’” (Leviticus 17:14 NKJV)
2. The Blood of Jesus Protects you
“And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that is in the basin. And none of you shall go out of the door of his house until morning. For the Lord will pass through to strike the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the Lord will pass over the door and not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to strike you. And you shall observe this thing as an ordinance for you and your sons forever.” (Exodus 12:22-24 NKJV)
3. The Blood of Jesus brings you Cleansing
“Then he shall kill the lamb of the trespass offering, and the priest shall take some of the blood of the trespass offering and put it on the tip of the right ear of him who is to be cleansed, on the thumb of his right hand, and on the big toe of his right foot.” Leviticus 14:24 NKJV
4. The Blood of Jesus brings you Salvation
“The Jews therefore quarreled among themselves, saying, “How can this Man give us His flesh to eat?” Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.” (John 6:52-54 NKJV)
5. The Blood of Jesus brings you Redemption
“And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear; knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you” (1 Peter 1:17-20 NKJV)
6. The Blood of Jesus Covers you with His Robe of Righteousness
“Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?”
And I said to him, “Sir, you know.”
“So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” (Revelation 7:13-14 NKJV)
7. The Blood of Jesus Brings you Victory over the Devil
“Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.” (Revelation 12:10-11 NKJV)
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New King James Version (NKJV)
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Divine protection in our everyday life. God says He will never leave us and protect us right? Sometimes when I read the Bible I have a tendency to see God in the Old Testament and leave Him there. Yep. I can see Him there with Ezekiel and the falling fire, with Moses on the mountain, with Daniel in the lion’s den. But what about here in my little corner of the world? Today…now…and then some days He just shows up and you KNOW you saw His Hand in your life.
It started out like an ordinary day. Get 2 kids off to school, hubby went to do work, and I went up to my office to play with my new music toy. Got a new plug-in for the recording software I use. So I kinda get lost in my own little world sometimes. Does that happen to you?
Anyway, before I knew it, it was time to pick up kids and get ready for the big game. Both of my kids are in basketball, and last night my daughter Johnna had a game in Monroe, WI – a town about an hour west of here. Got her on the bus, and then went home again. When Bob got home the three of us got into our Toyota and started on our way. It was about 4:30 or so, and soon it would be dark.
We made it to Orfordville, about half-way through our journey when it happened. Just went through a stop sign, driving west with a car in front of us and another behind us. He came from the right. A thicket of trees. A jumping 10 point buck. Yep, a deer hunters dream jumped right in front of us. Hit him straight on. Deer meets Toyota. Bob hit the brakes. Big thud.
And then the moment when time freezes and you see God’s Divine Hand at work in your everyday life.
The deer jumped, then time was in slow motion. Car hit him, the silver hood bent up like an accordion. And I see this huuuuge deer slide up our windshield. The antlers were right in Bobs face. I got the body and the legs. And I’m picturing this deer coming right through the windshield. I saw the glass shatter in my mind. But it didn’t happen. The windshield did not break. I felt the presence of God on the inside of our car…and His Hands holding the windshield up.
And then time went back to normal. The deer went up and over our car, and into the ditch on the other side of the road. Bob pulled over, the car started smoking, and leaking fluids. But Bob, my son Adam and I were all fine. No injuries. Called the Police, called the insurance, called the tow truck.
Bob went to check on the deer. Nothing like trying to see in the dark with only a cell phone for a flashlight. The deer was still alive! When the Officer came he had to shoot him twice, he had 3 broken legs, and his antlers were half-broken off. That happened when he hit the windshield. Yeah, the one that didn’t break…
Our friend Jeff came to give us a ride home. An older man with a pickup stopped and asked to have the deer. He said he was retired and lived right up the road. No problem – it took 3 of the men to load it into the truck. Yep, big deer. But God is greater. And I know His Hands were our Divine Protection last night.
After we got home Bob told me that He had laid hands on our car two days earlier and asked God to protect his family in that car. The prayer of a righteous man avails much. God heard and God answered with Divine Protection in our everyday life. Thank you Jesus!
- Deer Crashes Into Windshield (1011now.com)
- Man dies after deer crashes through his windshield (wcnc.com)
- Gaston Co. man dies after car wreck with deer (myfox8.com)
- Prayer Clears the Mist (leslieannvarela.com)
- Divine Protection (girlfriendscoffeehour.com)
- Divine Connections (dianarasmussen.com)
- Protected by a Wall of Fire (dianarasmussen.com)
There is protection available to us when we are under the Blood of Jesus. Remember our battle is not with flesh and blood…and our weapons are not carnal – but mighty!
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.” (2 Corinthians 10:3-6 NKJV)
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel,for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.” (Ephesians 6:10-20 NKJV)
THE BLOOD OF JESUS PROTECTS AND PROVIDES
The Blood of Jesus possesses cleansing power. If there is any form of dirt of filth in your life or environment, the Blood of Jesus will cleanse them.
The Blood of Jesus could serve as disinfectant. Any thing that wants to pollute, will not be able to get in. You should sanitize your life, your body, house, shop, etc. In fact, before you move into a new apartment or house, you should sanitize it and the surroundings, with the Blood of Jesus. The foundations of many houses, were laid with sacrifices of all kinds. Houses that were built thirty of forty years ago, have things buried in them, by the owners and such things work negatively on the inhabitants of such houses, especially if they are not born again.
3. Deliverance: When you call the Blood of Jesus into operation, it causes the enemy to flee, because it contains the life of God. It sets people free from bondage.
4. Healing: It can heal all forms of infirmity. When you plead the Blood of Jesus, things begin to happen.
6. Life-giving power: to revive anyone or anything that is dead. It could be marriage, finances, business, etc.
7. Yoke-breaking: Whenever you plead the Blood of Jesus, people and things are set free from any kind of yoke.
8. Overcoming power.
9. Door-opening power: to open every door that has been closed against good things in the life of a person.
10. Creative and re-creative power: Anything that is supposed to be in the life or body of a person, or has been removed through surgery or witchcraft, can be recalled back into existence by the Blood of Jesus.
11. Renewing power.
12. Battle dissolving power that makes the enemies go in disarray.
13. Promotion power and energy.
14. Breakthrough power.
15. Miracle receiving power
16. Poison destroying power. Many have been poisoned physically or spiritually. The Blood of Jesus neutralises such poisons and flushes them out of the system.
17. Mountain-moving power
18. Demon-paralysing power.
The ring-tone on one of my phones is the song: “Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing Blood, are you washed in the Blood of the Lamb.” One day, I was sitting somewhere and the phone rang; before I could answer the call, a woman had started to manifest and a strange voice spoke from her mouth, screaming: “Stop that music, stop that music!” The demon in her was affected by the song, because of the power in the Blood of Jesus.
19. Virtue-restoring power.
20. Burden-removing power.
21. Bondage-destroying power:
When you plead the Blood of Jesus into any situation, it will eventually bow. Many people do not understand the overcoming weapons that they have in the word of God. The Bible says: “And they overcame him by the Blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony.”
- Why is the Blood of Jesus so Important and what does it do? (gomission365.wordpress.com)
- The Blood Sacrifice (gomission365.wordpress.com)
- Colossians 2:15 NKJV – Victory through You, Jesus! (pagprayer.wordpress.com)
- Forget Not All His Benefits (dianarasmussen.com)
- The Destroyer Will Pass Over You (dianarasmussen.com)
- Blood of Jesus – A Crash Course (brokenbelievers.com)
Featured image from: http://www.brokenbelievers.com)
PSALM 34 (AMP)
1 I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
2 My life makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble and afflicted hear and be glad.
3 O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.
4 I sought (inquired of) the Lord and required Him [of necessity and on the authority of His Word], and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
5 They looked to Him and were radiant; their faces shall never blush for shame or be confused.
6 This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
7 [a]The Angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him [who revere and worship Him with awe] and each of them He delivers.
8 O taste and see that the Lord [our God] is good! Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who trusts and takes refuge in Him.
9 O fear the Lord, you His saints [revere and worship Him]! For there is no want to those who truly revere and worship Him with godly fear.
10 The young lions lack food and suffer hunger, but they who seek (inquire of and require) the Lord [by right of their need and on the authority of His Word], none of them shall lack any beneficial thing.
11 Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you to revere and worshipfully fear the Lord.
12 What man is he who desires life and longs for many days, that he may see good?
13 Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.
14 Depart from evil and do good; seek, inquire for, and crave peace and pursue (go after) it!
15 The eyes of the Lord are toward the [uncompromisingly] righteous and His ears are open to their cry.
16 The face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
17 When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their distress and troubles.
18 The Lord is close to those who are of a broken heart and saves such as are crushed with sorrow for sin and are humbly and thoroughly penitent.
19 Many evils confront the [consistently] righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
20 He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken.
21 Evil shall cause the death of the wicked; and they who hate the just and righteous shall be held guilty and shall be condemned.
22 The Lord redeems the lives of His servants, and none of those who take refuge and trust in Him shall be condemned or held guilty.
Amplified Bible (AMP)
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- Psalm 34 (reahluzuriaga.wordpress.com)
- Let Us Exalt His Name Together! (anotherredletterday.com)
- The Beloved of the Lord Dwell in Safety (shareaverse.wordpress.com)
- Psalm 34:4 (pronetowander205.wordpress.com)
- Worship & Humility (Psalm 34:2) (marbaniang.wordpress.com)
- The Lord Is With Us Do Not Fear (shareaverse.wordpress.com)
I had to change my theme for today. everything related to God or Jesus was blanked out in the AVID Theme….hmmmm.
My response – THE BLOOD OF JESUS WILL NEVER LOSE IT’S POWER!