Saturday, 29 June 2013

God's Word Is Medicine

We take our vitamins for health and medicine for healing. We follow the Dr.'s orders.  What about what our Jehovah Rapha's instructions? (Rapha means healer) Did you know that in the original text the word health in verse 22 means medicine?

20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

So how do you take "The Word" like Medicine?

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Refiner's Fire

Malachi 3:2
“But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire And like launderers’ soap.

You’re a Diamond

You’re a precious stone He gave His life for
We need to be cut; for Papa this is quite a chore
Unfortunately we get a little rough and we can’t see His face
Diamonds are beautiful but are hard and encased
This separates and sadly keeps the Father out
He doesn’t want this; it’s your relationship this is about
Heat and pressure are needed to smooth
For a perfect reflection that shows the truth
Our Papa wants to see Himself in us
However, this takes a process
Christ in us the Hope of Glory
That’s who we are, that’s our story!

June 27, 2013 Holly Switzer

How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.

Hebrews 12:2
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God

What was that joy set before Him?  YOU! YES, YOU!  You are priceless!

Zephaniah 3:17
The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in youin his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Praying the Scriptures

Do you ever feel at a loss when it comes to prayer?  Perhaps you just don't know what to say.  Sure you can  pray in your heavenly language but have you ever tried praying the scriptures?  Since it's God's own word you can't go wrong in using His own words when you talk with Him.  (notice I said with and not at)  If you have a relationship with Him it's not always going to be you doing the talking.  Perhaps you don't think you've ever heard Him speak before but I'll bet you have.  Whether it be a "gut" feeling, audible words, scripture, someone else, art or maybe a vision you can hear from God.

A couple of my favourite scriptures to pray are from Psalms 91 (for protection) and Psalms 103 which reminds me that my Heavenly Papa forgives me of ALL my iniquities and heals ALL my diseases.  Try personalizing scripture with  your name and reading it out loud.  Moses had an intimate walk with The Father and he didn't hesitate in using God's own word in prayer when he interceded for the Israelites and for his sister Miriam. 

 Numbers 11:2
Then the people cried out to Moses, and when Moses prayed to the Lord, the fire was quenched.

Numbers 21:7
Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, “We have sinned, for we have spoken against the Lord and against you; pray to the Lord that He take away the serpents from us.” So Moses prayed for the people.

Numbers 12:13 
So Moses cried out to the Lord, saying, “Please heal her, O God, I pray!” (even after Miriam spoke against him)

Exodus 32:(11-13) Moses intercedes for Israel.

Then Moses pleaded with the Lord his God, and said: “Lord, why does Your wrath burn hot against Your people whom You have brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand? Why should the Egyptians speak, and say, ‘He brought them out to harm them, to kill them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth’? Turn from Your fierce wrath, and relent from this harm to Your people. Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Your servants, to whom You swore by Your own self, and said to them, ‘I will multiply your descendants as the stars of heaven; and all this land that I have spoken of I give to your descendants, and they shall inherit it forever.’”

He reminded God of his promise and instead of taking God up on starting a new nation with Moses, Moses entered into God's heart for the people and stood in the gap for them and God heard.

Are there any of God's promises that you like to use in  prayer?    They are straight from His heart so get into the word and start asking!

Friday, 21 June 2013

Zephaniah 3:17  The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save.  He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love and rejoice over you with singing!

Do You Know Who I Am?

My child and my friend I love you
You are my delight and I enjoy your company!
Do you know how passionate my love is; it’s true!
I miss our talks when your life gets so busy
Please don’t forget about me!

When others let you down and push you away
You are my beloved and with you I’ll stay!
I’m your greatest encourager and have a great plan for us
Will you let go and to me your life trust?

I want you, I love you, I like you, child you are mine!
 My son’s ravished by your beauty and so good and kind.
Spend time with me!  I enjoy your company!
In my presence you’ll find what everything you need!
Healing, love, joy peace; its part of my Creed!
Always yours;  your lover Jesus and Abba daddy.
Written by:  Holly Switzer November 17, 2012

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Do You Know Who You Are? (Part 1)

1John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness! You are righteous!
Romans 8:15
The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry,Abba, Father.
You are meant to be close to Him - no barriers!  He made the way!

Do You KNOW Who You Are?

Child you were made for me!
Don’t look at your weakness; you are free!
I’m drawing you close,
I want your intimacy!
The Devil is a liar and always will be
Don’t listen to his lies listen to Me!
Do you know who you are?!
Open your eyes so that you can see!
My Son intercedes for you
My Spirit on your behalf speaks what is true!
I have a plan
It is for your good; and I have made you whole and brand new!
See yourself the way I see you!
Holy unto me,
Sanctified and set free!
My child, this is who you are!

November 10/2012/Holly Switzer

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Your Mine!

Lied to and heavily yoked, weighted down until I nearly choked,
As I crawled in the dirt with my heavy load, 
a filthy mess or so I was told.
One after another Dragon piled on the shame. 
I guessed it was me who was to blame.

In the Distance I saw Him there.
He was so beautiful I couldn’t help but stare.
On a white horse with a flying mane, 
hope sprung anew, in the midst of my pain. 

Help I cried from the dust of the ground, and my heart leapt at the clopping hooves sound.
He was beautiful, this white knight, this prince;
And with one look of His eyes I haven’t been the same since.

You’re altogether lovely my lady and bride! I was speechless although my heart sang inside.
“What’s this heavy weight you bear? I looked down again, too ashamed to share.
The Dragon has lied and I was full of pride. I believed his promises for fortune, wealth and fame but in the end it only caused me pain.

My burdens were labelled, the prince could see; 
disease, stress, strife, with old selfish me.
“You’re beautiful sir, and wise I can see too! 
What must I do to be free like you?”

He said those words again about being ravished by me. I could scarce believe. 
“I alone can give you permanent reprieve. “

“Yes I’ll do anything you say! 
I looked in His eyes and my heart began to sway.
All I could see was love shining inside. 
“You’re altogether lovely my princess, my bride!”
“You ravish me my love. 
This war will be won with strength from above.” 

“It won’t be easy daughter; 
If you’re willing to follow my Father,
I will make all things new!”
He exclaimed and began to trade garments with me, 
then seemed to take my burdens with a kind of glee. 

Before he left he set a table to dine and 
declared what’s mine is yours and what’s yours is mine!
Enjoy my bride and in three days hence 
you and I shall sup together as lady and gent. 

”What are you going to do my love?”
“I’m going to teach that dragon not to mess with my lady with eyes of a dove.
Your eyes ravish me my lady my bride. Wait for me while I destroy the Dragon’s lies!”

And with His heavy load and dirty clothes my prince, my knight went into the cave,
with no thought for himself but only for me to save.

For three days I waited and the fight went on.
At one point I thought my prince was gone. 
But on the third day just as he said, 
He galloped towards me on his trusty stead.

He no longer was dirty and weighted down tight.
He was free, clean and dressed like me in a garment of white.
It’s time for our wedding my lady my bride and we ate and supped
While the bound up dragon watch and sighed.

Into my chambers now my bride my love.
I have new gifts for you from my Father above.
Peace, joy, contentment and trust; 
the gifts kept coming until I thought my heart would bust.
But I haven’t anything to give you I sighed.
Oh but you already have, your heart my bride.

We then entered into his chambers and the secrets we shared were so intimate and fine.
I never new life could be so sublime.
Kindness, love, righteousness and joy,
My Bridegroom roars and the dragon shakes like a wee boy.
“She’s not yours! She’s is mine!”
And in the chambers after we have supped,
together we drink of the marriage cup.