Ephesians 4:1-32: "I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ's gift. Therefore He says: 'When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive, And gave gifts to men."
(Now this, "He ascended"--what does it mean but that He also first descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.) And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head--Christ--from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.
This, I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart; who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. But you have not so learned Christ, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.
Therefore, putting away lying, 'Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor, for we are members of one another. 'Be angry, and do not sin': do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil. Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need. Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you."
Here is my first GOD'SWORD, PRAYER P.O.W. (Pearls of Wisdom), for you and your family, today, and it is meant to be shared with others and read and prayed ALOUD, in AGREEMENT, with at least two or three (other) believers:
GOD'SWORD, PRAYER P.O.W. (Pearls of Wisdom), #1
"MAY GOD, who is gracious and merciful, powerful and faithful, loving and compassionate, encamp His angels around you and your loved ones, guarding you and keeping you in all of your ways. May GOD be your refuge and your strength, a present help in time of trouble. May GOD comfort, heal, protect, strengthen, encourage, and sustain you all, and let you remember that GREATER is HE that is in you than he that is in the world.
May you all remember that GOD has not given up on you, for He promises never to leave you, nor forsake you but to be with you wherever you GO and wherever you ARE.
May you remember that GOD has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, love, and a sound mind.
May you remember that no weapon formed against you shall prosper and that every tongue that rises against you in judgment shall be condemned.
May you remember that all things are possible WITH GOD, and NOTHING is TOO HARD for HIM, you and your family WAS and IS continually being healed, in the mighty NAME of JESUS, through the powerful WORK of the HOLY SPIRIT.
So, in the name of JESUS, WE COME TOGETHER IN AGREEMENT, canceling every plot, scheme, plan, and death assignment against you and your family and your loved ones; in the name of JESUS, we bind every spirit of sickness, disease, plague, virus, and infirmity, cursing them all from the root, the foundation, to the bottomless pit, to the abyss, where they shall return no more; and we release the divine healing, ministry, complete recovery, and the healing anointing and resurrection power of the HOLY SPIRIT, right now, in this moment, in this second, this minute, this hour; we break every word curse, every curse of witchcraft and divination; every generational and bloodline curse in this family's history and present; and in the name of JESUS, we appropriate, stand on, declare and proclaim every WORD and PROMISE of HEALING, DELIVERANCE, PEACE, RECOVERY, RESTORATION, TRANSFORMATION, ABUNDANCE, PROTECTION, and PROVISION--all that JESUS CHRIST PAID FOR IN FULL at and on the Cross of Calvary;
in the name of JESUS, we rebuke and bind, come against and cancel every demonic spirit, evil influence, and adversary, coming against us and our families and our loved ones, and according to the WORD of GOD, we cast them out, keeping them under our feet, because, according to the WORD of GOD, we are seated with CHRIST JESUS, in heavenly places, high above every demonic spirit, evil influence, and adversary; and as the BODY of CHRIST, as BLOOD-BOUGHT believers, redeemed, rescued, saved, repentant and forgiven, adopted, called, chosen, commissioned, commanded, and created, new creations in CHRIST AND children of GOD AND joint-heirs with JESUS CHRIST, we use our power and authority; we declare and decree, appropriate and activate the WORD of GOD; and we release GOD'S ministering angels, HIS warring angels, according to the WORD of GOD, to partner with us, in fighting the good fight of faith, in warring against, challenging, contesting, and destroying the works of the devil, the adversary, and his kingdom of darkness.
We plead the BLOOD of JESUS over ourselves, our families, and our loved ones, including our friends, near and far, and we thank You, GOD, our heavenly FATHER, for delivering us from every evil work and preserving us for YOUR heavenly kingdom; we thank You for protecting us, shielding us, sheltering us, comforting us, encouraging us, delivering us, healing us, forgiving us, redeeming us, saving us, rescuing us, dwelling in us, fighting with us and fighting for us, because through YOUR only begotten SON, JESUS, we are YOUR children, your sons and daughters, Your original, royal masterpieces, and Your SOULED-OUT LIVING, BREATHING BIBLES; we are Your walking, talking, breathing, heart-beating BILLBOARDS and ADVERTISEMENTS, lifting YOU UP and exalting You, affirming and honoring You; and boasting in You and You alone; we are the AMBASSADORS AND the CHAMPIONS of CHRIST; we are YOUR BRAND AMBASSADORS, even outside the church building, especially in the marketplace and within the community; and we are YOURS exclusively--heart, soul, mind, body, spirit and might--and according to YOUR WORD, it is Your good pleasure to give us the KINGDOM;
HEAVENLY FATHER, we thank You for upholding us with Your righteous right hand and helping us overcome this situation, this circumstance, and every other challenge, adversary, trial, storm, mountain, and spiritual attack as more than conquerors through JESUS CHRIST, who loved us, through the work, ministry, and power of the HOLY SPIRIT; thank YOU for delivering us, encouraging us and empowering us; thank You for refreshing us, for sustaining, protecting, guiding and strengthening us, even in the desert, in the wilderness, in the valley, in the cave, even alone on the mountain, in the face of a challenge, an obstacle, a problem, a dilemma, a storm, a trial, a temptation, a diagnosis, a death-threat, an adversary, and/or thief, who comes to steal, kill, and destroy, all through YOUR HOLY WORD, all through Your still, small voice, all through Your ministering angels, all through Your only begotten Son, JESUS; and we thank You in all sincerity and truth for renewing our mind, for transforming us and restoring us and correcting us and guiding us and teaching us, all through YOUR HOLY WORD and all through YOUR HOLY SPIRIT;
thank YOU for helping us, through YOUR SON, JESUS, and through YOUR HOLY SPIRIT, become NEW CREATIONS IN CHRIST, AMBASSADORS for CHRIST, GUARANTEED and SEALED by HOLY SPIRT, until the day of redemption; thank You, for promoting us, elevating us, and guiding our footsteps, making our pathway straight; thank You for commanding us and commissioning us for bigger, better, and greater things; thank You for turning our messes into messages, our trials and tears and tests into testimonies, and our failures and mistakes into life lessons and public, social platforms for worldwide evangelism, witnessing, and universal, global, and marketplace ministry, where we go beyond the four walls of any church building, and we GO OUT, moving forward and always looking GOD-WARD and going wherever there is a good and/or even greater need in the lives of men, women, and children, both near and abroad, in person and/or through social media and creative--outside the box--works of ministry.
Thank You, heavenly Father, for calling, creating, commanding and commissioning us to be less common; and to be uncommon, instead; to be more than conquerors, not cowards; to be victors, not victims; to be (prophet, prayer) warriors, not (people, problem) worriers; to be GREATER THAN, never LESS THAN; to be WORTHY, not WORTH-LESS; to be VALUABLE, not VALUE-LESS; to be GODLY, not GOD-LESS.
Thank You for creative miracles and wondrous, supernatural works, healings, and ministry, even today, in this lifetime, within our families, even within our own lives, including within our heart, mind, body, spirit, and communities.
We praise you, LORD; we lift You up, and we exalt You and Your GREAT NAME, for YOU are GOOD, YOU are JUST, and YOU are LOVE; You are unchanging, the same yesterday, today, and forever; and You are the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End;
Heavenly Father, we thank You for every precious child--every girl and every boy--You have conceived and brought into this world; every boy and girl you have entrusted in our families, biologically, spiritually, and creatively, through natural means and through adoption; and we lift these children, young and old, those conceived and carried within the womb and those born and carried outside the womb, both of which are carried in Your heart, sheltered and protected within YOUR RIGHTEOUS, MIGHTY, and PROTECTIVE ARMS;
FATHER GOD, only YOU know the plans You have for us, plans to prosper us and not harm us, plans to give us hope and a future, so we pray that your will would be done in our lives, from childhood to adulthood, even in the lives of the conceived and (un)born, in the womb and out of the womb, until the end of life, including the end of this age; we know that You are with us, even in this situation, especially with these children of ours, conceived and (un)born, young and old, girl and boy, young woman and young man, so we pray in faith and expectation, in gratitude and thanksgiving, in hope and belief, that YOU, through YOUR SON JESUS and through YOUR HOLY SPIRIT, will not never leave us nor forsake us, but will WATCH OVER YOUR CHILDREN, as well as WATCH OVER YOUR WORD, so that it does not return unto You void but accomplishes that for which YOU SENT it, that every child of YOURS, young and old, conceived and (un)born, girl and boy, woman and man, will fulfill his and her destiny, complete his and her assignment, and find his and her purpose in life, according to YOUR WILL, YOUR WORD, YOUR SPIRIT, YOUR PLAN(S), and YOUR PURPOSE; that he and she would fight the good fight of faith, with honor, grace, love, hope, joy, compassion, kindness, integrity, with YOU as his and her (moral) COMPASS, GUIDING LIGHT, NORTH STAR, and GPS--GLOBAL/GOD POSITIONING SYSTEM.
Heavenly FATHER, we claim and appropriate and activate every promise in YOUR HOLY WORD, and we trust that NOTHING SHALL SEPARATE US from YOU and YOUR LOVE, and we trust and believe that no weapon formed and/or fashioned against this family shall prosper; we pray for the spiritual, supernatural covering and protection for believers and sons and daughters of YOURS, found in the atoning and healing and powerful BLOOD of JESUS; and we plead the BLOOD of JESUS over our children, conceived and born, young and old, boy AND girl, man and woman, male AND female; and we thank You for encamping Your angels around us and them, our children, present and future, to guard us and them, keeping us all in our way; and in the name of JESUS, we cancel every plot, scheme, plan, and pre-mature death assignment of the enemy and adversary against us and this child and these children, conceived and (un)born, and again, heavenly FATHER, through YOUR WORD, we intercede for the least of these, lifting them in prayer before You, entrusting their lives, present and future, into YOUR CARE, into YOUR hands, that YOUR WILL WOULD BE DONE, now and forever, according to WHAT YOU HAVE WRITTEN IN YOUR BOOK(S), even before the foundation of the world, regarding us and regarding them, these that YOU first conceived outside of time, inside eternity, in the spiritual realm--these children, conceived, foremost by YOU, that you have entrusted to us, that YOU have given to us, that YOU have blessed us with, to care for, shelter, love and protect.
In the name of JESUS, we declare and decree, according to YOUR HOLY WORD, complete healing and creative miracles, in every organ, artery, and vein, from the crown of the head to the sole(s) of the feet, in every child, conceived and (un)born, from within the womb and from without; we declare and decree deliverance, protection, provision, health and healing in every area of life; and we declare and decree that this child and/or these children, will live and not die, but that he, she, and/or they will live and declare the works of YOU, LORD.
Heavenly Father, we thank You for YOUR compassion toward us; we thank You for never leaving us nor forsaking us, for loving us and the world so much that You gave Your only begotten Son, JESUS, that whoever believes in HIM should not perish but have everlasting life, for YOU, FATHER GOD, sent HIM not in the world to condemn it but to save it; and we thank YOU for YOUR goodness and YOUR mercy and YOUR faithfulness and YOUR forgiveness, especially toward and in regard to us.
Thank YOU for grace and mercy, each and every day; thank YOU for walking us through the fire, through the flood, through the storms of life; thank YOU for shutting the mouth of every lion, trying to pounce on us—every predator, trying to attack us, because he, she, or they think we are easy prey; thank YOU, LORD, for protecting us, shielding us, sheltering us, saving us, delivering us, redeeming us, and rescuing us, in every lions’ den, in every fiery furnace, in every occasion when we find ourselves in the line of enemy fire, marked for murder, destruction, death; targeted for termination, alienation, assassination, persecution, gossip and slander.
Thank YOU, HEAVENLY FATHER, for being our shield, our strong tower, our fortress, our defender, our advocate and our avenger, our LORD of lords, and our GREAT WARRIOR KING who has never lost a battle; thank YOU that no weapon formed and fashioned against us shall prosper, and that every tongue that rises against us in judgment shall be condemned; GREAT IS YOUR LOVE, GREAT IS YOUR MERCY, GREAT IS YOUR GRACE, GREAT IS YOUR COMPASSION, and GREAT IS YOUR HOLINESS and YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Thank YOU for the creative miracles and supernatural power that YOU have displayed and demonstrated in our lives and in the lives of others, especially those in our own families. Thank YOU for complete healing, deliverance, formation and/or recovery in the lives of our children, conceived and (un)born, young and old, near and far, in this very hour, NOW, today. Thank YOU for hearing AND answering our prayer(s).
HEAVENLY FATHER, we love you, and we thank YOU for being GOOD; we thank YOU for being JUST; we thank YOU for being LOVE; we thank YOU for being FAITHFUL; we thank YOU for being GREAT; we thank YOU for being AWESOME; we thank YOU for being MAJESTIC; we thank YOU for being SOVEREIGN; we thank YOU for being HOLY; we thank YOU for being RIGHTEOUS; we thank YOU for being MERCIFUL; we thank YOU for being GRACIOUS; we thank YOU for being SUPERNATURAL; we thank YOU for being SPIRITUAL; we thank YOU for being DIVINE; we thank YOU for being ALIVE; we thank YOU for being ETERNAL; we thank YOU for being the LORD of Lords and the KING of kings; we thank You for being MORE THAN ENOUGH, all we will ever need; and we thank YOU for being the only, true, living GOD: ONE GOD, in THREE PERSONS: THE FATHER, the SON, the HOLY SPIRIT.
And as the apostle Paul says in 1 Timothy 1:17, we profess and declare and proclaim today, in this minute, in this hour, in this moment, now and forever: "NOW to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to GOD who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever."
So, in the mighty, majestic, matchless, powerful, and awesome name of Your SON, JESUS, in all faith, hope, love, and expectation, we pray, AMEN--SO BE IT."
May this prayer bless you and others—brothers AND sisters in CHRIST.
Your Sister AND Prayer Partner in CHRIST (JESUS),
Terra Blakemore (aka--GOD'SWORD PROFESSOR)
GOD'SWORD POW! (Pearls of Wisdom), #1, FAITH, FACTS & FICTION: THE GOOD, GODLY NEWS & THE DAILY, NIGHTLY, WORLDLY NEWS: Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:16-17: "The daily, nightly, worldly news/worldwide media may tell us some facts, here and there, what is happening, apparently right now, or what likely happened yesterday, from at least one person's perspective, POV, but the HOLY BIBLE--THE WORD of GOD—always tells us the truth, what is really going on, from eternity throughout time---yesterday, today, and forever--from GOD's perspective: His all-seeing, all-knowing, from Genesis to Revelation, OMNISCIENT, point of view."
Until next time, be encouraged, be loved, and be blessed, foremost by HIM: GOD (Numbers 6:24-26)!