Psalm 57: A Michtam of David when he fled from Saul into the cave.
Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, Until these calamities have passed by.
I will cry out to God Most High, To God who performs all things for me.
He shall send from heaven and save me; He reproaches the one who would swallow me up. Selah God shall send forth His mercy and His truth.
My soul is among the lions; I lie among the sons of men Who are set on fire, Whose teeth are spears and arrows, And their tongue a sharp sword.
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; Let Your glory be above all the earth.
They have prepared a net for my steps; My soul is bowed down; They have dug a pit before me; Into the midst of it they themselves have fallen. Selah
My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and give praise.
Awake, my glory! Awake, lute and harp! I will awaken the dawn.
I will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing to You among the nations.
For Your mercy reaches unto the heavens, And Your truth unto the clouds.
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; Let Your glory be above all the earth.
Psalm 59: A Michtam of David when Saul sent men, and they watched the house in order to kill him.
Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; Defend me from those who rise up against me.
For look, they lie in wait for my life; The mighty gather against me, Not for my transgression nor for my sin, O Lord.
They run and prepare themselves through no fault of mine. Awake to help me, and behold!
You therefore, O Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel, Awake to punish all the nations; Do not be merciful to any wicked transgressors.
At evening they return, They growl like a dog, And go all around the city.
Indeed, they belch with their mouth; Swords are in their lips; For they say, “Who hears?”
But You, O Lord, shall laugh at them; You shall have all the nations in derision.
I will wait for You, O You his Strength; For God is my defense.
My God of mercy shall come to meet me; God shall let me see my desire on my enemies.
And at evening they return, They growl like a dog, And go all around the city.
They wander up and down for food, And howl if they are not satisfied.
But I will sing of Your power; Yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning; For You have been my defense And refuge in the day of my trouble.
To You, O my Strength, I will sing praises; For God is my defense, My God of mercy.
Ps. 126:5-6 – “Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy. He who continually goes forth weeping, bearing seed for sowing shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheave with him.”
– Crying is warfare!
Joshua 1. “Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you, just as I promised to Moses” (v 3)
– God has given you the territory and the victory. You will “possess the land” and experience freedom in it!
Then Moses said to God, “Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?”
And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”
Matthew 18:20: For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.
– V18: Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
– V19: Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.
– Even note verses 15-17
Revelation 22:13: I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.
– There will be an end. HE will be the end.
Revelation 22:20: He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
Psalm 147:15: He sends out His command to the earth; His word runs very swiftly.
1 Kings 19:11-12
Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake;
And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.
Revelation 2:25-29: waiting is warfare
But hold fast what you have till I come.
And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations—
“He shall rule them with a rod of iron; They shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels”—as I also have received from My Father;
And I will give him the morning star.
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
II Peter 1:19: And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts;
Revelation 22:16: I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.
Revelation 22:5: There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.
2 Chron. 20 (NLT) Several verses. Jahaziel got a word from God passed it on to King Jehoshaphat… “Do not be afraid! Don’t be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.” But you will not even need to fight. Take your positions, then stand still and watch the Lord’s victory. Believe in the Lord your God and you will be able to stand firm.
Jer. 15:20-21. (NLT) They will fight against you like an attacking army, but I will make you as secure as a fortified wall of bronze. They will not conquer you, for I am with you to protect and rescue you. I, the Lord, have spoken! Yes, I will certainly keep you safe from these wicked men. I will rescue you from their cruel hands.
Nahum 1:15 (NLT) for your wicked enemies will never invade your land again. They will be completely destroyed!
James 3:16: For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.
Ephesians 4:27: …nor give place to the devil…
2 Chronicles 7:14-15
If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer made in this place.
…and I asked them concerning the Jews who had escaped, who had survived the captivity, and concerning Jerusalem.
And they said to me, “The survivors who are left from the captivity in the province are there in great distress and reproach. The wall of Jerusalem is also broken down, and its gates are burned with fire.”
So it was, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned for many days; I was fasting and praying before the God of heaven.
And I said: “I pray, Lord God of heaven, O great and awesome God, You who keep Your covenant and mercy with those who love You and observe Your commandments,
“please let Your ear be attentive and Your eyes open, that You may hear the prayer of Your servant which I pray before You now, day and night, for the children of Israel Your servants, and confess the sins of the children of Israel which we have sinned against You. Both my father’s house and I have sinned…
…then I will give you rain in its season, the land shall yield its produce, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.
Your threshing shall last till the time of vintage, and the vintage shall last till the time of sowing; you shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely.
I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and none will make you afraid; I will rid the land of evil beasts, and the sword will not go through your land.
You will chase your enemies, and they shall fall by the sword before you.
Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight; your enemies shall fall by the sword before you.
For I will look on you favorably and make you fruitful, myltiply you and confirm My covenant with you.
You shall eat the old harvest, and clear out the old because of the new.
I will set My tabernacle among you, and My soul shall not abhor you.
I will walk among you and be your God, and you shall be My people.
I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that you should not be their slaves; I have broken the bands of your yoke and made you walk upright.
Revelation 22:17: And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.
– Note V12-17 altogether, even the whole chapter
Isaiah 55:1: Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters…
Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees,
And make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.
Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord;
Looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled…
1 Kings 19:15: Then the Lord said to him [Elijah]: “Go, return on your way…”
Nehemiah 8: Ezra reads the law
So they read distinctly from the book, in the Law of God; and they gave the sense, and helped them to understand the reading.
And Nehemiah…and Ezra…and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, “This day is holy to the Lord your God; do not mourn nor weep.” For all the people wept, when they heard the words of the Law.
Then he said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
And all the people went their way to eat and drink, to send portions and rejoice greatly, because they understood the words that were declared to them.
John 16:33: These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.
Joshua 24:15: …choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve… But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.