Jehovah Adonai’s Covenants in 2023!

Jehovah Adonai’s Covenants in 2023!

A rainbow, such a covenant, and God’s loving presence!

The entire time I ran a few days before the New Year, a rainbow stayed in the sky for over an hour! I immediately felt this was a sign of renewed joy, peace, love, and a fresh start with God‘s covenantal grace in 2023! Creator God wanted His beautiful rainbow, His covenant with humankind, to be noticed once again! God, our Father, never takes His covenant away from His people. “The Lord delights in His people; He crowns the humble with victory.” (Ps. 149:4-5)

A covenant is a promise, a pledge, or a pact. The rainbow first appeared in Genesis 9 after the great scripture that said, this is my covenant for all generations and living creatures to come. I will see the rainbow and remember my everlasting covenant.

And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between you and me and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come:  I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth, and the rainbow appears in the clouds,  I will remember my covenant between you and me and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.” (Genesis 9:12-16)

God made a covenant with Abram in Genesis 15. “When the sun had set, and darkness had fallen, a smoking firepot with a blazing torch appeared and passed between the pieces. On that day, the Lord made a covenant with Abram and said, “To your descendants I give this land, from the Wadi of Egypt, to the great river, the Euphrates.” God, the Father, is depicted by the smoking pot which is symbolic of sin and judgment. The Holy Spirit is the blazing torch, a symbol of truth. Jesus is the sacrificial lamb and our shield against eternal death. As God made His covenant with Abram, Jesus blood flowed as a covenantal covering. His blood sealed the covenant. Jesus, by His sacrifice on the cross and shedding His blood, covers us and washes our sins clean. His blood made a way when there was no way for mankind to be with God in eternity. His blood protects us from the evil schemes of the enemy. His powerful blood gives us hope, healing, and peace as we are connected covenantly to Him and His life. God made the covenantal promise to Abram and passed through the pieces of the sacrificed animals. And, God, the Father made the most awesome covenant with us by Jesus’ sacrifice.

Who doesn’t need fresh hope, joy, healing, and peace in our crazy world? Get ready, for I sense the Lord God Almighty, our Jehovah Adonai, (the Sovereign Lord, and the Resurrection Life) will do something fresh and new in your life in 2023! New assignments, new anointings, plans, and paths to walk or run! I feel in my spirit a renewed hope and joy are returning to God’s remnant. I also sense God wants to remind His remnant about His covenant with them. God and Abram had a covenant based on God’s goodness, where God had made a promise and a pledge to him. God is faithful to His Word. What He says, He does. God’s promises are not a maybe, but a sure certainty. God enters into a covenantal relationship with us.

God told Abraham, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.” (Gen. 15:1) And, the Lord wants to be your shield and very great reward too! Seek Him today. God wants you to know that you can know for sure that He has bound Himself to you in a covenant relationship (as a beloved believer of Christ), just as Jehovah bound Himself to Abram. God is with you, and He is still for you, despite what life looks like in the natural. Jehovah Adonai has not forsaken you. He is for you! You can trust God as Father, just as a child willingly trusts his parents. Ask Him what He has in store for you in 2023. Believe as Abram did. Gen. 15:6 says, “Abram believed the Lord, and He credited it to him as righteousness.”

Let me repeat this: Jesus, our holy Savior’s blood moved in between the covenant between God and Abram. He is the sacrificial lamb, and His blood covers our covenant with God. The blood of the lamb is over you. Praise Jesus! His blood covers you and surrounds you because of Jesus’ work on the cross. The enemy cannot come against Jesus’ blood! The accuser cannot come against the covenant completed by the Trinity! These facts are a powerful arsenal against the fiery darts shot against your mind today and always!

The rainbow of covenant reminds us…

When I am fearful, He is faithful.

When I feel unloved and unlovely, He shows me His love and shares His beauty all around me.

When I feel insecure and insignificant, He reminds me to look up at the precious cost of Jesus’ Cross, who disregarded its shame.

When I sense the death of a job, relationship, ministry, or something special to me, God says He can bring dead things back to life!

When I do not know which path to take, He will be a voice behind me, guiding me forward.

When I feel lackluster and lost, He tells me I am beautiful and truly found in Him!

When I am faithless, He is as sure as my very next breath.

The rainbow reminds me, He IS the Alpha and the Omega-the beginning and the end.

I am safe and sound because He knew me before I was formed in my mother’s womb, and He will guide me safely home to paradise someday. What a sweet ending and a beginning all wrapped up together!

This is the covenant of the rainbow God made with you and I. God made the covenant with Abram, and it is also made for you and me. We can make covenants with God, also. Genesis 17:2-4 shows God made a covenant with Abram, and Abram made one with God.

“When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and be blameless. Then I will make my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers.” Abram fell facedown, and God said to him,  “As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of many nations. No longer will you be called Abram; your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations.”

God responds to Abram by changing his name to Abraham. He changed Abraham’s identity of being a father to many nations. Abraham’s requirement was to walk before God blamelessly and faithfully. God credited to Abraham righteousness because he BELIEVED GOD! He believed God at His Word to give him many descendants through many nations and bring him and Sarah a baby boy-Isaac!

Abraham responded with reverential fear and respect and I’m sure, a great sense of awe and astonishment! God said He would increase Abraham’s numbers and his descendants… and He did!

In this beginning, the New Year on 1-1-23, I sense that God is making a covenant with His people. Will we make a covenant with Him?

Covenants such as:

Love the Lord with all your heart, soul, and strength. (Matt. 22:36)

Serve no one before me. Make no idols. Worship Jesus alone. (Lev. 19:4)

Consecrate yourself. (Joshua 3:5)

Give me your YES, with radical obedience. (Deut. 30:16)

Have a reverential fear, a healthy respect for Creator God of our universe, asking for forgiveness. (2 Chronicles 6:30-32)

Daily get in the secret place with Him, seeking His plans for your life,  praying, worshipping, and reading the Word. (Proverbs 25:2)

Love your neighbor as thy self. (Matthew 22:39)

Happy New Year as you make your covenants with God, the Author, and Perfector of your faith and very life! Remember the covenants He has made with you!

Joy and blessings!

Holly 🙂

A New Era 11/10/22

A New Era 11/10/22

As I was going to sleep last night, and all through the night, I heard Holy Spirit whisper, “A new era is in Arizona!” Lord, I thought, I have heard many speak of a new era before 2022. Why now, Lord? I asked Him. We are in the fourth quarter of 2022. Wasn’t the New Era supposed to be already in full swing?

I wondered what this meant and remembered the tight Governor’s race in Arizona.

An era is defined as:

  • a fixed point in time from which a series of years is reckoned
  • a memorable or important date or event especially: one that begins a new period in the history of a person or thing
  • a system of chronological notation computed from a given date as basis
  • a period identified by some prominent figure or characteristic feature

When I woke up the next morning, I prayed and pondered His words. I perceive in my spirit this midterm election definitely marks a distinctive period of time, where a prominent figure will change an event substantially! God is on the move; and people have awakened to the evil corruption that is occurring in our society and voting processes.  I have a sense Kari, along with God’s help, will usher in a new era in voting procedures, Godly leadership, and integrity. Godly morals will be upheld. Hallelujah!

Upon research, the word Arizona is either a Basque word meaning: “The Good Oak Tree” or a “small spring.” I immediately thought of Isaiah 61:3 and Isaiah 43:19.

Isaiah 61:3, from the Amplified Bible, says, “To grant to those who mourn in Zion the following: To give them a turban instead of dust [on their heads, a sign of mourning], The oil of joy instead of mourning, The garment [expressive] of praise instead of a disheartened spirit. So they will be called the trees of righteousness [strong and magnificent, distinguished for integrity, justice, and right standing with God], The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.”

Isaiah 43:19 (NIV) shares, “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”

God is clearing a way in the desert of Arizona! “Watch closely: I am preparing something new; it’s happening now, even as I speak, and you’re about to see it. I am preparing a way through the desert; Waters will flow where there had been none.” (VOICE, Isa. 43:19)

God is always looking for those who will stand up for Him and rebuild the walls of our society. Many of the Godly candidates that ran in the Midterms are doing just that! They have been planted as “oaks of righteousness” to do His will, stand up for justice, show His greatness and glory. May Jesus be lifted high! “Be encouraged, my remnant,” says the Lord. “Put on your garment of praise and cast off your disheartened spirit! You are being deeply planted in me, that I may be glorified!” I declare a new era of voting will be enacted throughout the land in Jesus’ Name!

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Day 52! “52 Days of Prayers To Rebuild America!”

Day 52! “52 Days of Prayers To Rebuild America!”

Song: The Joy Of The Lord/ Maverick City Music

Thank you for faithfully praying with me with your God-given authority over the last 52 days! An article I wrote for about Nehemiah rebuilding the wall in just 52 days started these 52 days of prayers! Your prayers are making a difference for America and the world! God is on the move, and I believe we are seeing Him respond to the injustices in America!

Yom Kippur begins today, October 4, which is the fifty-second day of praying for America! This meaningful Jewish holiday is a time to atone (ask for forgiveness) for our transgressions and become cleansed and purified from our sins. It is also a time to fast and put God back on the throne of your heart, making Him your number one desire, letting all idols go. Yom Kippur—the Day of Atonement—is considered the most important holiday in the Jewish faith.

Scripture: 1 Thess. 5:17 (Phillips)

“Be happy in your faith at all times. Never stop praying. Be thankful, whatever the circumstances may be. If you follow this advice, you will be working out the will of God expressed to you in Jesus Christ.”

Prayer: Jesus, how wonderful you are! We love you and praise you! We thank you for Yom Kippur, a time to stop, reflect, fast, and ask for forgiveness of our sins. Thank you for hearing our prayers! We appreciate the fact that we can partner with you and your saving grace, justice, and mercy upon the earth. Lord, have your way! Bless these faithful ones who have prayed without ceasing! Champion of Heaven’s armies, thank you that you are saving America and the world! It’s in the majestic and loving Name of Jesus, we pray, Amen.

Decree out loud: I decree I will continue to pray perseveringly for America and the nations! I decree I will choose to “be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.” 1 Thess. 5:17 (The MSG) I declare our prayers and worship “will have victory over all our enemies, and all who oppose you will be routed.” (Micah 5:9, VOICE)

Prophetic encouragement: I hear the persistent, roaring prayers of God’s people! Well done, my faithful ones, He says! Keep persevering, keep aligning your heart with mine, and never cease praying! He hears you and comes to bring you hope, love, peace, and an increased measure of faith! May you be blessed today and always!

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Day 51 “52 Days of Prayers To Rebuild America!”

Day 51 “52 Days of Prayers To Rebuild America!”

Song: Do It Again/ Bethel

Scripture: Matthew 25:21 (EXB)

“The master answered, ‘You did well. You are a good and ·loyal [faithful] servant. Because you were ·loyal [faithful] with ·small [a few] things, I will ·let you care for [put you in charge of] ·much greater [many] things. ·Come and share my joy with me [ Enter into the joy of your master].’

“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

Prayer: Jesus, thank you for sharing with us when we have been faithful over a little; you will set us over much! Praise you, Lord! God, we desire to remain faithful in these hard days, knowing and relying on your love alone. The culture’s opinion does not matter; only yours does! Help us to be careful how we live and to make the most of everything you give us to do in these evil days. Help us to turn and ask you what we should do and not act thoughtlessly. (Eph. 5:16-17) You tell us to, “Awake, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light.” Jesus, thank you for bringing us your light and helping us to live in your light, listening to Holy Spirit guiding us! In your Name alone, we pray, Amen.

Decree out loud: I decree God’s faithful are entering into the joy of the Lord! I declare the sleepy ones are awakening to what Jesus says and not what culture is trying to influence. I decree believers are walking in a greater measure of Jesus’ light and revelation! I declare, “The light within you produces only what is good and right and true.” (Eph. 5:9) Amen!

Prophetic encouragement: I hear the Spirit say, Come, celebrate with me you who have prayed and faithfully interceded for America! You have remained loyal to Jesus, the Author, and Perfector of your faith! You will be rewarded, and recompense is coming your way! Hallelujah friends!

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Day 50 “52 Days of Prayers To Rebuild America!”

Day 50 “52 Days of Prayers To Rebuild America!”

Song: King Of My Heart/John Mark & Sarah McMillan

Scripture: Matthew 22: 37-40 (NIV)

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

Prayer: Jesus, you tell us this is the greatest commandment, and we want to honor God with all that we are! In fact, when we honor God, our lives are in order. So, Jesus, we thank you for showing us God, our Father, and bringing us near to Him. We thank you that when we honor God first, then our family and country, we are honoring and obeying you. Help us show love and care to our neighbors, for this also shows reverence to you. Lord, help us to shine your love light on others and show them compassion leaving the judgment to you. It’s in the loving Name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

Decree out loud:  I decree I will love the Lord my God with all my passion, prayers, and intelligence. I declare believers are becoming more passionate for Jesus, keeping their flame burning brighter for Him! I declare He is putting His words and thoughts in our hearts and mouths as we draw near to Him!

Prophetic encouragement: Followers of Christ are rediscovering these scriptures as the most important, next to John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” The Lord will comfort America again and bring pity upon the ruin of her society. Joy and gladness will be found here, along with sounds of thanksgiving filling the air! (Isa. 51:3)

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Day 49 “52 Days of Prayers To Rebuild America!”

Day 49 “52 Days of Prayers To Rebuild America!”

Song: You Make Me Brave/ Bethel Music/Amanda Cook

Scripture: Romans 10:9-10

“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”

Prayer: God, thank you that everyone who calls on the name of Jesus will be saved. (Rom. 10:13) Lord, I pray for America and the nations to turn to you, receive you, and declare You as their resurrected Savior! Jesus, you are our hope, our joy, and our very life! No matter what happens here on earth, your believers will go home with you someday to heaven. True life, true love, and unconditional acceptance are found in you alone. Nothing compares to spending time in your loving presence! Thank you, Jesus, for being my King and Savior! Amen.

Decree out loud: I decree Jesus is my Lord and my King! I decree billions are coming to Jesus! I declare these people belong to Jesus and not the enemy! I decree Jesus has won the victory and will continue to win! I declare as a follower of Jesus, He gives me confidence and bravery to push back the darkness! The billion-soul harvest is coming and will change the cultural environment! Amen.

Prophetic encouragement: I encourage you right now to pray for those in your circle who do not know Jesus! Or, if you have never prayed to Jesus to be your Lord, let’s pray this together: Jesus, thank you for dying on the cross for me and my sins. I believe you are God’s Son, and He brought you back from death. (resurrected) I confess with my mouth; you are my Lord. Come into my heart and be my Lord for the rest of my days. Thank you, Jesus! Tell someone you just made the best decision of your life! All of heaven rejoices with you, and please let me know! 😊

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Day 48 “52 Days of Prayers To Rebuild America!”

Day 48 “52 Days of Prayers To Rebuild America!”

Song: Reign Above It All/ Bethel Music

Scripture: Leviticus 18:1-5 (NIV)

“The Lord said to Moses, “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘I am the Lord your God.  You must not do as they do in Egypt, where you used to live, and you must not do as they do in the land of Canaan, where I am bringing you. Do not follow their practices.  You must obey my laws and be careful to follow my decrees. I am the Lord your God.  Keep my decrees and laws, for the person who obeys them will live by them. I am the Lord.”

Prayer: Jesus, voting begins (or early voting has begun in some states) soon. God, I am praying believers throughout our great land will stand up and go vote. This is a right that has cost many their lives, so we should not take it for granted. Lord, encourage people to be poll watchers, run for office, and help reinstate your Godly morals and integrity into our country. Lord, help us to research each candidate and what they stand for, choosing those who stand for upright, Godly, and family values. God, help us to desire your laws and decrees, for there is freedom, safety, and security in them.

Decree out loud: I decree God’s followers are awakening to Him and choosing to follow His laws and decrees and live upright, integrity-filled lives that are pleasing to Him. I declare Jesus reigns above all the universe, our hearts, and the state of our government. I decree people everywhere are praying for America and the nations…Jesus, have your way in us!

Prophetic encouragement: I see the tide turning as Godly women and men are being elected to positions at all levels! I see believers coming out in record numbers to vote! I see justice being served in this election cycle. Let it be so, Jesus! Amen.

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Day 47 “52 Days of Prayers To Rebuild America!”

Day 47 “52 Days of Prayers To Rebuild America!”

Song: God Will Work It Out/ Maverick City Music

Scripture: 2 Chronicles 20:14-17

Then the Spirit of the Lord came on Jahaziel (a prophet). He said, “Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.  Tomorrow march down against them. They will be climbing up by the Pass of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the gorge in the Desert of Jeruel.  You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.”

Prayer: Jesus, we give thanks to you with great praise, for your love endures forever! Therefore, we can pray, be still, my soul. God’s got this! Thank you, Jesus, that the battle is yours, and deliverance is on its way! Help us, Jesus, to hold our position in prayer while we march against evil and stand firm and mighty in you. Help us to remember you and your resurrection power at the cross. Lord, encourage us not to be dismayed nor afraid. We will remain hopeful and courageous, for we are on the winning team even as we face evil in our culture! It’s in Jesus’ holy and powerful Name we pray. Amen.

Decree out loud: I decree as I pray against evil, sing, and praise, the Lord will set ambushes against the wicked, and they were defeated. I declare the battle is not mine, but the Lord’s. I decree I will stand firm and see His deliverance!

Prophetic encouragement: I see God’s beloved’s faith rising because He has proven Himself faithful over and over again! You will go out and come back, rejoicing in what God has done for you! America will be saved! Hallelujah!

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Day 46 “52 Days of Prayers To Rebuild America!”

Day 46 “52 Days of Prayers To Rebuild America!”

Song: Jireh/ Maverick City Music

Scripture: John 6:29 (NIV)

“The work of God is this: to believe in the one He has sent.”

Jesus replied, This is the work (service) that God asks of you: that you believe in the One Whom He has sent [that you cleave to, trust, rely on, and have faith in His Messenger]. (AMPC)

Prayer: Jesus, you are the One, and only God sent to people everywhere. You are the One who saves us from our sins. You are the One who loves us despite our sins, evil ways, and idol worshipping. You are the One who grants us redemption when we ask for forgiveness! You are the Bread of Life, our very sustenance and provider through the hard and great days! Jesus, please help us to set our hearts on you alone and BELIEVE you are God’s Son sent to save us from ourselves and eternal separation from you! All glory, praise, and honor unto you! Amen.

Decree out loud: I decree and believe you, Jesus, as you say, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” (John 6:35) I declare your remnant understands the deeper meaning of you, Jesus as our Bread of Life: we rely solely on you, and we cleave ourselves to you! I decree You alone satisfy us and give us real life today and eternally!

Prophetic encouragement: I see believers of Christ staying close to Him like never before! We are on Jesus’ team now, and He is helping us overcome our sins and darkness. Believers everywhere are walking in freedom with the Spirit by the faith they have in King Jesus!

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Day 45 “52 Days of Prayers To Rebuild America!”

Day 45 “52 Days of Prayers To Rebuild America!”

Song: Lion/ Elevation Worship

Scripture: Nehemiah 6:15-16

“The wall was finished—just fifty-two days after we had begun.  When our enemies and the surrounding nations heard about it, they were frightened and humiliated. They realized this work had been done with the help of our God.”

The Lord has given you a specific task, a calling, your destiny to be proactive with! Every believer has a part to play in these last of days. We will not back down when the enemy tries to stop or detour us! We can all pray, decree, praise, revere, and worship Jesus! As pastor Tim Sheets says, “Spend your influence!” Use what is in your hands to further the kingdom of God here on earth! Your labor and intercession are making a difference!

Prayer: Jesus, the enemy, tries to intimidate us, imagining he could discourage us and stop the work you have for us to do. Help us to continue your work with even greater determination, as Nehemiah did. Let us rise up with perseverance, strength, and joy in you! As the enemies tried to frighten the Israelites as they built the wall of Jerusalem, thinking, “Their hands will get too weak for the work, and it will not be completed.” They were wrong because you are our God of victory! We pray as Nehemiah prayed, “Now strengthen my hands.” (Neh. 6:9) Thank you, Jesus, for hearing our prayers! Yours, Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.” (1 Chron. 29:11) How we praise and thank you, Jesus, for the battle is the Lord’s! Amen.

Decree out loud: I decree the enemy is losing his nerve when the prayer intercessors pray and decree in faith! I declare his schemes are backfiring and will turn around for God’s glory and be a major detriment to all his demon forces. I declare greater is Jesus in us than he who is in the world! I decree with great adoration and love, “Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours.” (1 Chron. 29:11) Amen.

Prophetic encouragement: I hear a great backlash against the enemy as believers throughout the world say “enough is enough” in prayer and decrees! I see and hear Jesus roaring as the Lion of Judah coming in His great glory, protecting His remnant. He is breaking off and stopping evil agendas and wicked people. Justice is here!

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