Psalm 23 says nothing about people doing things for God. It is God doing things for you.
Justin Abraham has broken down the 23rd Psalm into bite-size pieces.
The Lord is my shepherd. Psalm 23:1a. I.e., you are the little lamb he is carrying.
I shall not want. Psalm 23:1b.
God takes care of you. He sets pleasurable things around you. Take advantage of them. Get pleasure out of the little things He has created.
The Lord wants to give you pleasure. Enter into the rest of God. Love God. Enter into a oneness with Him.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.Verse 2.
God already loves us. If you become a lover of God, that can bring a great peace. Man and God should be enjoying each other.
Green pastures is the unseen world in God. They are in another dimension. They allow us to live beyond natural limitations. (You can learn much more on this topic by linking to the podcast at the bottom of this post.)
Paths of righteousness
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Verse 3.
Get close to the Lord and His righteousness will be written in your heart. I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36:26b.
Ask for forgiveness and, in God’s mind, it will be as though your sins had never existed.
When your heart wanders from union with God, bring it back. You will not have to ask the will of God. You will know it.
The rest of Psalm 23
To learn about the rest of the lines, listen to the podcast mentioned below. Start around the one hour, 15 minute mark.
Justin Abraham lives in the supernatural. It would be worth your while to hear him speak.
Some things are just so natural for those of us who have a phenomenally delightful marriage.
I once spent a minute or so explaining 1 Peter 3:7 to a 30-something married man. I told him that he should treat his wife with consideration & respect every minute of every day.
Two weeks later he said that his marriage was 1000 times better. I guess no one had ever told him that couples with successful marriages treat each other with consideration & respect at all times.
We have to share our wisdom with the younger people. They just don’t think of some of these things.
Read & pray
The Focus on the Family people once published some statistics on divorce in America. One group of people had a much lower probability of getting a divorce than the other categories.
Those were couples who pray out loud together every day. Their probability of divorce was one in a thousand.
Another trick for having an amazing marriage is to read the Bible out loud together every day. You’ll be getting so much wisdom and will have the same attitude towards things that otherwise could cause division.
What about the one in a thousand?
You may be wondering about the one in a thousand. Why do they get divorced?
Psychologist Dr. Paul Hegstrom has insight into such things. When a child has a severe trauma, the consequence can be arrested brain development. Part of their person remains a young child.
The trauma could be things such as
♦ Rejection in the original family,
♦ Sexual molestation
♦ Emotional abuse and
♦ Physical abuse.
Such traumas can result in an inability of the body to manufacture certain new parts of the brain that normally develop at puberty. This can result in an inability to treat a spouse with consideration & respect at all times.
If part of your brain is remaining as a young child, there is hope. Dr. Paul Hegstrom has found a way of “rewiring the brain”.
I recommend going to YouTube.com & entering Dr. Paul Hegstrom into the search window. Listen to lots of his videos & do what he suggests.
Ryan LeStrange was a victim of spiritual attack through no fault of his own. When he was a child, a family member locked him in a dark closet and told him ghost stories from outside the door. He was full of fear until he was delivered years later.
As the years went by, he got deeper into the things of the demonic. This started to get reversed as a result of getting in trouble with the law.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Hosea 4:6a
Watch the video below to learn more.
Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly
realms. Ephesians 6:12
What is “spiritual attack”?
to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 1 Corinth 12:10
Spiritual attack is the coordinated series of events coming from the realm of hell to stall your destiny & shipwreck your faith.
Demons in hell know people’s destiny. They have planning sessions on how they can reverse a person’s destiny.
So, they may give someone a spirit of
or any of a myriad of different types of demons to sidetrack a person.
Getting set free from spiritual attack
Often people cannot overcome a spiritual attack because they do not realize that the problem is demonic. Sometimes they need someone else’s faith to help them break through. If that happens, take note of the following verse.
When they hear, Satan immediately comes and takes away the word that is sown in them. Mark 4:15b
If you are in doubt after a breakthrough, think about Mark 4:15.
One of the keys to getting through a spiritual attack is getting desperate to get set free.
Don’t lose your destiny
The demonic do not have many weapons in their arsenal. The main one is deception. If he can make us believe that he has authority, then we give him authority.
To get yourself set free from a spiritual attack, remind yourself of who God says you are. Keep thinking about that.
Blind Woman Sees
Ryan LeStrange was preaching and the Lord told him to tell a story about a blind woman getting her sight back. He told that story.
Someone brought up a blind woman with one empty eye socket and a white eye with no pupil in the other socket.
The Lord told him that the woman would get her sight back. He prayed for her and she could see.
Ana Werner is a new covenant seer. A seer is a person who hears and gets wisdom from the Lord. This comes primarily using the sense of sight.
For instance, once Ana was praying for a group of people in church and saw lots of bruising around someone’s shoulder. No one else could see it.
So, she knew that she was to pray for the shoulder. It got healed.
Seeing her guardian angel
Ana Werner started supernatural experiences at age 5. That’s when she saw her guardian angel. They talked to each other and even prayed together.
Years later her guardian angel showed up while she was lost in a very rough neighbourhood. He showed her how to get home.
Seeing words in the air
Sometimes Ana Werner sees English words in the air. They may represent why a person does not receive their healing. It could be something such as unforgiveness, bitterness or hate.
It could be the condition such as cancer that the person has. Whatever it is, the words will be guides for Ana telling her how to pray.
How Ana developed her gift
Ana Werner started by spending 10 minutes a day being led by the Lord. Now she spends more time talking to and waiting on the Lord. She would ask to experience him with her senses. She would journal what she experienced.
This is explained more fully in the video below.
You have not because you ask not
When Ana was in heaven once, she saw some angels going down to earth on assignments. Other angels were just standing around waiting. Ana was told that they were waiting for people to ask for things in prayer. They could not go and help until people prayed asking.
They must teach my people the difference between what is holy and what is unholy. They must show the people how to tell the difference between what is clean and what is unclean. Ezekiel 44:23
Like a sparrow in its flitting, like a swallow in its flying, So a curse without cause does not alight. Proverbs 26:2
We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5
To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Colossians 1:27
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Galatians 5:22 – 23
A curse without cause does not alight
Dennis & Dr. Jen Clark claim that 80% of people with serious emotional issues can reverse their problems by closing the door to demonic attack. And it’s not that hard. It’s a matter of simple self deliverance.
Some negative emotions simply invite the demonic into our lives. For example:
God created emotions to be a conduit of the fruit of the spirit as listed in the passage from Galatians above. Negative emotions can give the demonic legal right to come into a person’s life.
A common big problem is loneliness. Sadness is an emotion. Loneliness is not. It is a demon.
A scientific study determined that 20% of Americans are lonely. Look at this more surprising statistic. Suppose one of your friends is lonely. You have a 52% chance of becoming lonely too.
You wouldn’t have a 52% chance of “catching” loneliness simply by being around a lonely person if it were an emotion. You have a 52% chance because the demon can hop onto you.
This is explained in the video below.
Take every thought captive
As quickly as possible, we should take “every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.” Jesus taught us how to live. Living a life of forgiveness helps us to get rid ourselves of resentment. It is one of the main keys to living a life of constant peace. It is also one of the keys to self deliverance.
Having made certain vows can mess up your thought life. For instance, you may have had a failed marriage. If you say, “I’ll never trust a man again,” you may miss the man of your dreams. You may have made a fool of yourself trying to speak in public. If you vow to never speak on stage again, you may miss your destiny.
Anger and sleep
Ephesians 4:26 says: Do not let the sun go down on your anger. While we are sleeping our glymphatic system cleanses our brains. However, if you have negative emotions just before going to sleep, they will not be cleansed from your brain.
Get in the habit of cleansing yourself of negative emotions just before going to sleep.
As a point of interest, the glymphatic system also washes out the brain during deep prayer.
Christ in you, the hope of glory & self deliverance
Jesus can be in multiple places as the same time. That includes being inside of you.
Dennis Clark has had great success helping people rid themselves of negative emotions. He and Dr. Jen travel far and wide teaching people how to do that.
He coined a term for his system called “dropping down”. A negative thought will be in a person’s brain. He guides people in dropping that thought out of their conscious brain into the Christ that is within them.
He has people close their eyes, put their hands on their belly (the seat of their emotions) and receive forgiveness from Christ for opening the door to the negative emotion. They are allowing Jesus to rise up and cast out that emotion.
Dennis Clark teaches the people how to do their own self deliverance. He says that the average believer can reverse their negative emotions after 60 days.
Learn more from the TV interview and radio broadcast.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5
Why to you think you should trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding? It’s because the Lord is a lot smarter than us. He knows what is best for us. You are much more apt to be successful if you listen to Him. If you yield to His will, expect one adventurous life.
Kevin Zadai understands this concept. During surgery he found himself on the other side of the veil watching the doctor trying to revive his lifeless body. Jesus appeared to him in the operating room and revealed that every person who knows the Lord has a God package inside of them!
That part of the story begins in the video below.
Our books in heaven
Talk about an adventurous life! At one point Kevin was taken to the Council Room in heaven. There he saw that there was one book written about every person on earth. The books are available to the angels assigned to each person.
Those angels work on getting the truth to those people.
How powerful your prayers are
Jesus showed Kevin Zadai an atomic blast. The mushroom-shaped cloud was spectacular. Jesus told Kevin that when it comes to prayer, most Christians are looking for the spectacular.
But, he said, that atomic blast sent out shock waves that knocked down practically everything in their path for 30 miles. Our prayers are like those shock waves — unspectacular but powerful. Never stop praying.
Praying in tongues
Yield to the Spirit of God. When you truly yield, you will start speaking in tongues. You will be bringing out the mysteries of God.
What is holiness?
Holiness is not simply honourable behaviour. It is giving yourself to God. Let Him direct your life. This is explained in the video below.
Ken & Trudi Brount definitely did not belong to a functional family. The first step to recovery for their marriage was this: Trudi got saved and filled with the Holy Spirit. This is how it happened.
Trudi’s sister & husband came over and they were radiant. They had recently been filled with the Holy Spirit. Trudi was provoked to jealousy. She said, “I want that. How do I get it?”
They prayed and Trudi was filled with the Holy Spirit. To see how that happened, watch the short video below.
Trudi prays for her sleeping huband
We do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; And He who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.Romans 8:26-27
Desperate to save her dysfunctional marriage, Trudi would lay hands on and pray in tongues for her liquored up sleeping husband. One evening during this stage of their life, Ken was driving to a liquor store and it suddenly felt as if God were in the car. He said three things:
I love you.
I want to help you.
Why don’t you ask Me to help you? (Often God will not help people because they do not ask for help.)
A few days later Ken got saved and asked his wife to forgive him.
God’s security system for a functional family
Men are more logic oriented and want the facts. Women are more detail oriented and will see things their husbands do not see. So, working together, husbands and wives will know much more about how to do life. The differences between husbands and wives should create unity.
Ken Brount believes that their is no such thing as a hopeless marriage or family life. We can all have a functional family.
Here’s the secret: When we learn how to act on the Word of God in our families, we are setting up a security system for our families.
This is explained more fully in the video below.
Devil proof your family
Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. Psalm 127:1
Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved — you and your household. Acts 16:31
The first thing you do to devil proof your family is not giving him permission to harass them. When you don’t do what the Bible says, you are giving the devil permission to harass your family.
Here’s the story of the functional family:
Impart that to your children
Then the blessing of God will come over your family.
Neville Johnson believes that in the last days God will set up His own system of Kingdom finances. It will prosper while the world economy is in chaos. God’s economy will be based on two principles:
Seek first the kingdom of God.
Watch the video to learn more about the new world economy.
Kingdom finances, prosperity & God’s will
Carefully follow the terms of this covenant, so that you may prosper in everything you do. Deut.: 29:9
If you do not obey the LORD your God and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come on you and overtake you. Deut. 28:15
It is obvious from Deuteronomy 29:9 that it is God’s will for you to prosper. And it is obvious from Deuteronomy 28 that curses can come upon people when they are out of alignment with God’s will. If you keep reading the 28th chapter, you will see that most of these curses are financial.
The law of sowing and reaping
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Gal.6:7
Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 2 Corinth 9:6
God has ordered everything in our lives around a simple universal law — the law of sowing and reaping. If you sow love, you get back love. If you sow smiles, you get back smiles. If you sow strife, you get back strife.
Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me. Malachi 3:8a
Malachi 3:8 goes on to say that you are robbing God by not giving your tithes and offerings. If you wish to reap bountifully, give God His due. The first 10% belongs to Him. You have to give if you expect to get.
In verse 10 He says: Test Me in this … and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.
He will even prevent curses: I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not drop their fruit before it is ripe. Malachi 3:11.
Message to non-tithers
If you are not tithing, God says you are under a curse. You have a lack of anointing and a lack of protection. Tithing is an essential part of kingdom finances.
Repent of not tithing, reverse your ways, get under God’s protection again and become part of the kingdom financial system.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31
Neville Johnson gave a message about the love of God.
The River of Life
Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb. Revelation 22:1
He began his message by talking about the River of Life from Revelation 22 and Ezekiel 47. There actually is such a river. It is on the edge of heaven. As people walk through it, negative memories are erased. They are purified for entry into heaven.
To learn more, watch the video below.
The River of Life — on earth
Lots of people believe that we have to wait until we die before we can cross into the River of Life. However, the River will flow on earth. It is available to us here and now.
Christ is coming for a bride without spot or wrinkle. In this next move of God the River of Life will flow throughout the whole earth with great power. Christians will be healed. They will not even have memories of the bad things they have done.
This is explained more fully in the video below.
How to get into the River of Life
You can contact the River of Life on earth by contacting the love of God. God is love. The River is concentrated love. The River is the flowing out of God’s love.
The River holds the power of restoration and cleansing. It can erase memories. It can remove the effects that has been caused by past sins.
We must come to God with a broken & contrite spirit.
If you truly love God and your mind and lips lose the power to hurt, you will step into the River.
The love of God emanating from you
Whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him: the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.1 John 2:5-6
When John said “keeps His word”, what word was he talking about? God is light and if you love your brother, you will walk in the light. You must love one another.
If you love, that love of God emanates from you. Then you can enter the River of God. Then the River flows to you, through you and out of you.
Love of God, the greatest beauty treatment
To fall in love with God, you must spend lots of time with HIm. you must give lots of love to HIm.
What you clothe yourself with spiritually affects your physical body and your soul. If you clothe yourself with the negative, you will degenerate at a faster rate.
If you walk in love, light and forgiveness, you will be walking in the greatest beauty treatment there is. Love will transform you. It will affect every atom of your being.