Blessed Morning Prayer – Give God the Start of Your Day

You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; in Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.

Psalm 16:11 (AMP)

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty [emancipation from bondage, true freedom].

2 Corinthians 3:17 (AMP)

Let the peace of Christ [the inner calm of one who walks daily with Him] be the controlling factor in your hearts [deciding and settling questions that arise]. To this peace indeed you were called as members in one body [of believers]. And be thankful [to God always].

Colossians 3:15 (AMP)

You shall walk [that is, live each and every day] in all the ways which the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long in the land which you will possess.

Deuteronomy 5:33 (AMP)

6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness [of sin], we lie and do not practice the truth;

7 but if we [really] walk in the Light [that is, live each and every day in conformity with the precepts of God], as He Himself is in the Light, we have [true, unbroken] fellowship with one another [He with us, and we with Him], and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin [by erasing the stain of sin, keeping us cleansed from sin in all its forms and manifestations].

1 John 1:6-7 (AMP)

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you will abound in hope and overflow with confidence in His promises.

Romans 15:13 (AMP)

But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the [a]Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby) will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him (the Holy Spirit) to you [to be in close fellowship with you].

8 And He, when He comes, will convict the world about [the guilt of] sin [and the need for a Savior], and about righteousness, and about judgment:

John 16:7-8 (AMP)
[a] John 16:7 Gr Paracletos, one called alongside to help.

30 But when he saw [the effects of] the wind, he was frightened, and he began to sink, and he cried out, “Lord, save me!”

31 Immediately Jesus extended His hand and caught him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you [a]doubt?”

32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.

Matthew 14:30-32 (AMP)
[a] Matthew 14:31 I.e. allow yourself to be drawn in two directions.

“The eye is the lamp of the body; so if your eye is clear [spiritually perceptive], your whole body will be full of light [benefiting from God’s precepts].

Matthew 6:22 (AMP)

36 Incline my heart to Your testimonies and not to dishonest gain and envy.

37 Turn my eyes away from vanity [all those worldly, meaningless things that distract—let Your priorities be mine], and restore me [with renewed energy] in Your ways.

38 Establish Your word and confirm Your promise to Your servant, as that which produces [awe-inspired] reverence for You.

Psalm 119:36-38 (AMP)

So we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are unseen; for the things which are visible are temporal [just brief and fleeting], but the things which are invisible are everlasting and imperishable.

2 Corinthians 4:18 AMP)

But You are holy, O You who are enthroned in [the holy place where] the praises of Israel [are offered].

Psalm 22:3 (AMP)

Enemies Destroy Themselves

20 So they got up early in the morning and went out into the Wilderness of Tekoa; and as they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Hear me, O Judah, and you inhabitants of Jerusalem! Believe and trust in the Lord your God and you will be established (secure). Believe and trust in His prophets and succeed.”

21 When he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who sang to the Lordand those who praised Him in their holy (priestly) attire, as they went out before the army and said, “Praise and give thanks to the Lord, for His mercy and lovingkindness endure forever.”

22 When they began singing and praising, the Lord set ambushes against the sons of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; so they were struck down [in defeat].

23 For the sons of Ammon and Moab [suspecting betrayal] rose up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir, completely destroying them; and when they had finished with the inhabitants of Seir, they helped to destroy one another.

2 Chronicles 20:20-23 (AMP)

6 Blessed be the Lord, because He has heard the voice of my supplication.

7 The Lord is my strength and my [impenetrable] shield; my heart trusts [with unwavering confidence] in Him, and I am helped;
Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I shall thank Him and praise Him.

8 The Lord is their [unyielding] strength, and He is the fortress of salvation to His anointed.

Psalm 28:6-8 (AMP)

3 Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You.

4 So will I bless You as long as I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.

5 My [a]soul [my life, my very self] is satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth offers praises [to You] with joyful lips.

Psalm 63:3-5 (AMP)

Many will say to Me on that day [when I judge them], ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, and driven out demons in Your name, and done many miracles in Your name?’

Matthew 7:22 (AMP)

2 In My Father’s house are many dwelling places. If it were not so, I would have told you, because I am going there to prepare a place for you.

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back again and I will take you to Myself, so that where I am you may be also.

John 14:2-3 (AMP)

Jesus answered, “Be careful that no one misleads you [deceiving you and leading you into error].

Matthew 24:4 (AMP)

11 Many false prophets will appear and mislead many.

12 Because lawlessness is increased, the love of most people will grow cold.

13 But the one who endures and bears up [under suffering] to the end will be saved.

14 This good news of the kingdom [the gospel] will be preached throughout the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end [of the age] will come.

Matthew 24:11-14 (AMP)

20 But you, beloved, build yourselves up on [the foundation of] your most holy faith [continually progress, rise like an edifice higher and higher], pray in the Holy Spirit,

21 and keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiously and looking forward to the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ [which will bring you] to eternal life.

22 And have mercy on some, who are doubting;

23 save others, snatching them out of the fire; and on some have mercy but with fear, loathing even the clothing spotted and polluted by their shameless immoral freedom.

24 Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling or falling into sin, and to present you unblemished [blameless and faultless] in the presence of His glory with triumphant joy and unspeakable delight,

25 to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and power, before all time and now and forever. Amen.

Jude 1:20-25 (AMP)

Lion Bites – Global Prophetic Alliance – Bask in the Light

Have you ever stopped on a warm day to look up at the sun as it shone brightly in the sky? For a moment, you pause, your eyes closed, and your breathing deep. It’s a moment where all feels right as you enjoy this simple, life-giving pleasure.
Such a moment of bliss is what it is like to live in my light. You live encapsulated in my life-giving light.
The warmth and delight I find in you radiates upon you every moment of the day. You need only stop and take a moment to embrace the light.
Let my light cascade over you.
Let my light lift you above the darkness.
I know these days are complicated, but embrace the simple joy of knowing that I am King.
Take a moment today to pause in my light and bask in my warmth.

Jesus replied, “Are there not twelve hours of daylight in every day? You can go through a day without the fear of stumbling when you walk in the One who gives light to the world. But you will stumble when the light is not in you, for you’ll be walking in the dark.”

John 11:9-10 (TPT)

A fountain of life was in Him, for His life is light for all humanity. And this Light never fails to shine through darkness— Light that darkness could not overcome!

John 1:4-5 (TPT)


Lion Bites – Global Prophetic Alliance – Usher In The King

Messy life marked the entrance of Yahusha (Jesus). The world uses pomp and pageantry to mark a new king, but none of that was present in the manger. The King of Kings came to the world through a virgin birth, in blood and pain and messy life. The newborn cry of God made flesh echoed in a stable.

It’s time to make way for the King! It’s time to cry out for Yahuah’s kingdom to come, and with it, the King of all Kings. As we usher in the King, may we have wisdom on how to discern the messy life that precedes the King of Kings. Wisdom on how to welcome Him, and rejoice in the birthing of Yahuah’s kingdom here on earth.

Take hold of Yahuah’s promises and cling to them in joy. Remove the worldly distractions that keep the Lord at a distance. Hold onto what is holy and with a courageous breath, blow away all that is not of Yahuah. And rejoice, for the King is coming!

Make way for the King, for He is coming. Make way for the King of glory to come in. It’s time to lift up our heads and cry out King Yahusha!

Lift up your heads, you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.

Psalm 24:9 (NIV)

On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS

Revelation 19:16 (NIV)


Lion Bites – Global Prophetic Alliance – The Unexpected Victory

The battle training of Jael took the most unexpected form.
The years spent hammering tent pegs into the ground, putting a roof over the heads of her family, would never have been considered weapons training in any army strategy.
Yet, in the Kingdom of God, the most mundane of things are the very things God uses for His glory. For the Lord specialises in using the unexpected, the overlooked, the seemingly unimportant.
Ask God today what has He been using to train you for battle against powers and principalities? What unlikely tools is He giving you to be used for victory?
For it is in the unexpected where God shines brightest. A woman with tent pegs defeated a feared military commander. A brutal death on a cross led to the Resurrection.
It is time to get ready for unexpected victories!

But Jael, Heber’s wife, picked up a tent peg and a hammer and went quietly to him while he lay fast asleep, exhausted. She drove the peg through his temple into the ground, and he died.

Judges 4:21 (NIV)


Lion Bites – Global Prophetic Alliance – Shape

Shape is important in life, and we often refer to it when we know that we are not in the shape we should be. You have heard the often-said phrase “I need to get into shape” when speaking about physical fitness and weight loss.
If shape is important in the physical, how much more important is it to be in the spirit?
In our hearts, we all hold onto baggage that we don’t need. Things like unforgiveness, anger, resentment and so on. The effect of this is that it slows us down and even disables us.
Today, the Spirit of the Lord says it is time to get into shape, address your attitudes, and deal with the baggage that you have held onto for too long.
It is time to process and remove those things that are hindering you and get in shape, the shape I made you, the shape I intend you to become, the shape that is able to carry my glory and be healthy enough to love those around you.
I will not give up on you so don’t give up on yourselves says the Spirit of the Lord.

Activation: Ask the Holy Spirit to show you your “shape” in the spirit. Ask Holy Spirit to spotlight where there are things within this shape that you no longer need to carry. Repent and break partnership with these things then ask Holy Spirit to fill these spaces a fresh. Invite Holy Spirit to “re-shape” you today.

1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,

2 fixing our eyes on Yahusha, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before Him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of Yahuah.

Hebrews 12:1-2 (NIV)

Yahuah, so many times I fail; I fall into disgrace. But when I trust in you, I have a strong and glorious presence protecting and anointing me. Forever you’re all I need!

Psalms 73:26 (TPT)


Lion Bites – Global Prophetic Alliance – Merit

Begin by reading these words from Micah 6:6-8 (CSB):

6 What can we bring to the Lord?
Should we bring him burnt offerings? Should we bow before God Most High with offerings of yearling calves?

7 Should we offer Him thousands of rams and ten thousand rivers of olive oil? Should we sacrifice our firstborn children to pay for our sins?

8 No, O people, the Yahuah has told you what is good, and this is what He requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:6-8 (NLT)

What should I bring before Yahuah when I come to bow before God on High?

Should I come before Him with burnt offerings, with year-old calves? Would Yahuah be pleased with thousands of rams or with ten thousand streams of oil?

Should I give my firstborn for my transgression, the offspring of my body for my own sin?

Mankind, He has told each of you what is good and what it is Yahuah requires of you:
• to act justly,
• to love faithfulness, and
• to walk humbly with your God.

The Lord Most High would remind each of us today, that there is nothing we can achieve through merit. At the very root of what he asks each one of us, is the call to surrender ourselves in obedience to Him. There is a call upon each one of us to mirror God’s character, which can only be done through the blood of Yahusha.

Our glorious Father says to us today:
My beloved ones, I would remind you today that there is nothing you can offer Me, nothing you can sacrifice, that would equal the cost of righteousness. This is why you must never forget the great weight, the great power, and the great love, found in the blood of My spotless Son. It is through My Son Yahusha, who reigns supreme, that you are empowered in all things. Because He reflects the true nature of My justice, you may act justly. Because of His great demonstration of faithfulness at the cross, you can access an understanding of faithfulness. Because of His demonstration of true humility, can you walk humbly alongside Me.

Don’t allow yourselves to be easily uprooted, distracted by the concepts of success and achievement that circle around you. Don’t allow yourself to be weighed down by a check-list mentality, making things more complicated than they need to be. Embrace the mentality of the Blood; look to the blood of Yahusha in all things, treasuring deep within yourself the truth of His majesty, righteousness, and goodness.

Prayer: Father, I am so sorry for where I have come at things from a check-list mentality. For where I have made things complicated, believing that I must manufacture Your goodness. Thank You Yahusha for the power of Your blood! The power that makes it possible for me to walk in justice, mercy, and humility. I declare today that I am set apart for You, Lord! May I be set apart for Your glory! May I be content in Your presence each and every day, Father, for what greater joy is there!

18 Where is another God like you, who pardons the guilt of the remnant, overlooking the sins of His special people? You will not stay angry with Your people forever, because You delight in showing unfailing love.

19 Once again You will have compassion on us. You will trample our sins under Your feet  and throw them into the depths of the ocean!

20 You will show us Your faithfulness and unfailing love as You promised to our ancestors Abraham and Jacob long ago.

Micah 7:18-20 (NLT)

8 First, Christ said, “You did not want animal sacrifices or sin offerings or burnt offerings or other offerings for sin, nor were You pleased with them” (though they are required by the law of Moses).

9 Then He said, “Look, I have come to do Your will.” He cancels the first covenant in order to put the second into effect.

10 For Yahuah’s will was for us to be made holy by the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ, once for all time.

Hebrews 10:8-10 (NLT)


Tuesday Morning Scripture – Psalm 40

God Sustains His Servant

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

1 I waited patiently and expectantly for the Lord; and He inclined to me and heard my cry.

2 He brought me up out of a horrible pit [of tumult and of destruction], out of the miry clay, and He set my feet upon a rock, steadying my footsteps and establishing my path.

3 He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God;
Many will see and fear [with great reverence] and will trust confidently in the Lord.

4 Blessed [fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God] is the man who makes the Lord his trust, and does not regard the proud nor those who lapse into lies.

5 Many, O Lord my God, are the wonderful works which You have done, and Your thoughts toward us; there is none to compare with You. If I would declare and speak of your wonders, they would be too many to count.

6 Sacrifice and meal offering You do not desire, nor do You delight in them; You have opened my ears and given me the capacity to hear [and obey Your word]; burnt offerings and sin offerings You do not require.

7 Then I said, “Behold, I come [to the throne]; in the scroll of the book it is written of me.

8 “I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your law is within my heart.”

9 I have proclaimed good news of righteousness [and the joy that comes from obedience to You] in the great assembly; behold, I will not restrain my lips [from proclaiming Your righteousness], as You know, O Lord.

10 I have not concealed Your righteousness within my heart; I have proclaimed Your faithfulness and Your salvation. I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth from the great assembly.

11 Do not withhold Your compassion and tender mercy from me, O Lord; Your lovingkindness and Your truth will continually preserve me.

12 For innumerable evils have encompassed me; my sins have overtaken me, so that I am not able to see. They are more numerous than the hairs of my head, and my heart has failed me.

13 Be pleased, O Lord, to save me; O Lord, make haste to help me.

14 Let those be ashamed and humiliated together who seek my life to destroy it; let those be turned back [in defeat] and dishonored who delight in my hurt.

15 Let those be appalled and desolate because of their shame who say to me, “Aha, aha [rejoicing in my misfortune]!”

16 Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; let those who love Your salvation say continually, “The Lord be magnified!”

17 Even though I am afflicted and needy, still the Lord takes thought and is mindful of me. You are my help and my rescuer.
O my God, do not delay.

Psalm 40 (AMP)

Lion Bites – Global Prophetic Alliance – Seated with God

He raised us up with Christ, the exalted one, and we ascended with Him into the glorious perfection and authority of the heavenly realm. For we are now co-seated as one with Christ!

Ephesians 2:6 (TPT)

I see every insect that scurries across the ground, and bees pollinating flowers a few feet above. I observe each bird, with freedom in its flight, soaring and gliding, sometimes only visible as a speck to the human eye. I know the hearts of all those flying in planes to their destinations. I am the all-knowing God.

What do you notice?
What is your perspective?
Where are you looking?
Have you become so self-directed that your focus is like that of the insect with its head down?

I invite you to meet me again, sitting with me in the heavenly realm. Discover my perspectives and know my overwhelming kindness. I am always keen to talk with you about your hopes and my plans, not just listen to you. Step away frequently from your own thoughts and emotions. The hanging clouds of discouragement and problems that blur thoughts and vision of those on earth do not weigh me down.

It’s not sacrifices that really move your heart. Burnt offerings, sin offerings- that’s not what brings you joy. But when you open my ears and speak deeply to me, I become your willing servant, your prisoner of love for life.

Psalm 40:6 (TPT)

Fill your thoughts with My words until they penetrate deep into your spirit.

Psalm 4:21 (TPT)