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Hello September-Welcome Teshuvah

Hello September-Welcome Teshuvah

When September comes
Will I be changed
What is the difference
Between months and names

When September arrives
Will I just know
Is it in the morning
Or at evenings glow

What do I wish
For September to bring
It’s the twelfth of Elul
This month will be so amazing

Journey with me
In heartfelt lamenting
Into reflections
And pure repentance

Clearing the way
Cutting out brush
We have forty days
No need to rush

Sit and reflect
With The Father’s heart
In sweet Teshuvah Time
What will He impart

“I am my Beloveds
My Beloved is mine”
Forty days of our repentance
Blessed Teshuvah Time

Copyright © laurette laster 9/2019

In a world of crazy our instruction is ‘be still’. In a time of chaos we know that He who holds the world hears our prayers. In the absurdity and uncertainty of worldly words those of us in Christ have The Spirit of Truth as our guide.
September has deep meaning to some, to others it may be overlooked, but mark my words, He who holds Israel holds the world and especially the United States of America.

Heavenly Father, we dedicate this month to prayer. Shepherd and guide our souls. Lead us to seek for and find You. Teach us how to rededicate our lives to the purity of holiness as You walk us into the truth of repentance, ushering in the restoration promised in Your word.

Amen

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If My People- Teshuvah 2020

Oh Sweet Teshuvah, the holy appointed season of repentance is here. Oh,  did I mention this is my favorite time of the year, or at least one of my favorite. This year I sense a deeper draw, not personal but corporate. I feel the call to sound an alarm for those who say we are Christians. It is time to Wake Up, Stand Up and most of all Speak Up.  

Don’t miss this time of the year. You have an appointment with The Lord of the harvest.

This year I have a deep ache for our Nation and the condition of the heart and heartbeat of America.
God is not finished with The United States. The gospel of Jesus Christ is preached and must continue to be preached to all the earth from the United States of America. We however must turn back to the standard of holiness set by God and to the God of the Bible in our pulpits. No more watered down lukewarm gospel to tickle the ears of the complacent.

God is allowing this insanity to wake us up
The alarm has been sounding for several years, and many hit the snooze button many times. Now is not the time to be found slumbering.

Wake Up Church!

Are you awake yet?

Is your family awake?

Are your fiends awake?

Are you praying?

Webster’s Dictionary
Reprieve: to give relief or deliverance to or for a time.

2 Chronicles 7:14

If My people
Do you know who you are
You have an assignment
Your country has drifted so far

Yes! Call on My Name
The Great I Am
The God of your Nation
Seek My plan

Repent and Turn
Pray and Seek
Humble yourselves
Allow Me to speak

Turn away from complacency
Being unaware and misinformed
The promise on My altar stands
For your Nation to be reformed

Complaining and acceptance
While allowing the apostasy
Has opened the way
For socialism and Agnostacy

Pick up your promise
Fall to your knees
Cry out to Me
Dare to believe

Repent and cry out
Praying only to Me
I will hear and heal
Set your land free

The land that loves Me
Free to spread the gospel
If you return and seek for Me
Only then is this possible

Turn back, turn around
Call out and believe
I Am is listening
In His hand our reprieve

© laurette laster
Day 2 Teshuvah 2020

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord;
and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance” (Psalms 33:12).

“Behold, I come at once, and my reward is with me, and I shall give to every person according to his work” (Revelation 22:12 Aramaic Plain English).

In 2016 The Lord spoke to me, “I am not judging America I will have to judge My church for the condition of the United States of America.” Talk about a sobering thought and a wake up call. As believers we have been given authority, dominion, and a voice for change. We are called to occupy until He comes. We are ambassadors for Christ and ministers of reconciliation. We must understand the time we are in and the fight we are called to fight. For far too long, Christians, have thought it was the will of the Lord for us to be docile and sweet. I challenge this thinking. Jesus said since the days of John the Baptist the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence and the violent take it by force. This don’t judge and be nice attitude while sounding sweet is completely anti God and has allowed the enemy to seduce and entice our young people, ushering in a spirit of hatred and division. I urge you to pray and intercede for the sake of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and for the United States of America to fulfill her purpose.

We must take our place and let our voices be heard, first in heaven and then at the polls. Pray and Vote.

The Lord bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up His countenance toward you and give you Shalom.

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette

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Hand Over The Key to Love

 

Depths of purpose and layers of meaning saturate everything You do

(From the grace series)

It is so enjoyable to come before You with uncontainable praises spilling from our hearts! How we love to sing our praises over and over to You, to the matchless God, high and exalted over all! Psalm 92:1 TPT

Hand Over The Key to Love

 

Have you ever longed to hold

The key to another’s heart

To see them light up and glow within

Like light overtakes the dark

 

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Have you longed to love

Be loved back with a vengeance

To know this kind of love

Oh feelings available and endless

 

What if you never had to fear

Afraid that love would leave

But you could fully trust

At last you had received

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Oh to think of a love so pure

To imagine a love so strong

To truly know and understand

It is yours and to you belonged

 

That you were more than enough

To be loved through and through

Well I have come to share

That is exactly how God loves you

 

He sent His only Son

To come deliver the news

That God had made a way

For you beaten scourged and bruised

 

Why would He do this what was He thinking

He longs for you to understand

That you’ve held the key to His Heart

On your love He makes a demand

 

For God so loved the world

He gave His only begotten Son

That whosoever would not perish

Believe then rest secure in His eternal Love

 

A Father who comes to fight like this

Wow can you even imagine

Why would He do it what was His plan

You hold the key to His heart,

Can you just fathom

 

A love so strong that won’t let go

A love that will search you out

I know you’ve been feeling His draw

Reach in your pocket and pull it out

 

That key you’ve been holding

Fits the lock to open your heart

You closed it off long ago

And now is the time to start

 

Open and unclench your fist

You’re safe, hand that key to Jesus

That anger you held against God

It belongs to satan the lying deceiver

 

Jesus came to make a way

You’re safe in His love and Care

Jesus has come to rescue you

Follow Him! Unending love waits there

 

© laurette laster 2018

Melodies of praise fill the air as every musical instrument, joined with every heart, overflows with worship. No wonder I’m so glad; I can’t keep it in! Lord I’m shouting with glee over all You have done, for all You’ve done for me! What mighty miracles and Your power at work, just to name a few. Depths of purpose and layers of meaning saturate everything You do. Psalm 92:3-5 TPT

As God’s chosen instrument, He created as His masterpiece, a people to make sounds with our larynx and mouth, He created us to speak. So we are vocalist.  We therefore have instruments of percussion. We are His sumphoneo (pronounced soom-fo-neh-o) His symphony.  Our whole bodies are a praise. We bow our heads, we bend our knees, prostrate with faces to the ground, we fold or lift holy hands, we set our feet to dancing, we sing, we cry out, and when we do this in unity or harmoniously we become his sumpheneo, His symphony. May we not only lift our praises but become His praise. In the scriptures above we see what love really is. It comes from an internal deposit by Holy Spirit on the inside. This love is from the inside out. Love is much more than an emotion, it is an explosion of His goodness poured into us, then we in turn pour into others.

In this the week of love, I encourage you to learn of Jesus and grow  in love with Him. He is our pure Love and Valentine. His heart poured out His never ending love proving this.

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord cause His countenance to rise upon you and give you Shalom.

Until next time, thanks for listening with me. Laurette