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God is our joy
God is our joy
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A Daily Word from the Word for Wednesday, March 19, 2014

“You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” – Psalm 16:11

Everything we need is found in the presence of the Lord, and everything ungodly must submit and come off of us in His Holy place. In today’s times, the enemy has been working overtime stealing people’s joy. This is a strategy that the devil uses against the people of God in an attempt to get believers to question their belief, fall away from the Father, or give up on their faith; thus aborting their impending promise. If this is you, son or daughter of the Most High King, don’t you dare let him!

See it for what it really is: a weak and flawed strategy from an already-beaten adversary. In these trying times, we must put on the armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18), stand on His Word, and decree and declare “No weapon that is formed against me shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against me in judgment I will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD of whom I am one, and my righteousness is of the LORD!” (personalized from Isaiah 54:17).

The Hebrew word for “show” as used in this verse is yada (pr. yaw-dah), which means “to know, observation, recognition, care” (Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance). The more we get to know the Father, the more we observe His glory, and witness His glory working throughout this earth and in our lives; and the more we are able to declare: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory!” (Isaiah 6:3b).

The more we know God, the more our loving Father shows us the path of life. We do not see it, not because it isn’t there; we do not see it because we can’t see it more fully and clearly until we see God! We see God when we know Him in greater measure. We know Him in greater measure when we spend more time with Him, getting to know the Father, and desiring a great and intimate relationship with our Holy God. When we see God as “Malak Yahweh” (He Who Is and sees us), we experience His joy in monumental measure.

This is where the maid-servant Hagar saw God for the first time as Malak Yahweh. She cried out to the Lord, out of her pain, out of her rejection, out of her broken spirit; and because she was truly seeking Him in this way, Malak Yahweh showed Himself to her. This precious daughter of God said “I have now seen the One who sees me” (Genesis 16:13). Associated with the Name of God as “Malak Yahweh,” are the Names “El Roi” (The Lord Who Sees), and “Jehova Shammah” (The Lord is there).

God sees us, but to truly have a divine encounter with the One who holds joy in His hand, we must see the One who sees us! We must experience the Father as Malak Yahweh! In order to see God as Jehova Shammah, we must see the One who sees us. This is part of the amazing experience that God gave to me during my time of prayer, fasting, and ministering to Him last week. I saw God for the first time, as Malak Yahweh, and words cannot even begin to describe the powerful and transformational journey that my Father, Malak Yahweh, took me on. I will share many revelations during my time shut-in with the Lord throughout the coming weeks.

My seeking brother, do you need to find the real, permanent, and lasting joy for you and your life? Then cry out to God as Malak Yahweh. My yearning sister, are you longing for a joy that satisfies you greater than any man ever could? Then see the One who Sees you.

Father, thank You for You. Help us Lord, to see you as Malak Yahweh. Help us to see the One who Sees us. We cry out to you, our Malak Yahweh, to show yourself strong to us. We desire an encounter, such as Hagar had, where we see the One Who Sees us. Enlighten the eyes of our understanding, Most Holy Father, that we may see You. In Jesus Name, we thank You for the expectancy and excitement that You have placed in our spirits and in our hearts, as we look forward to a divine encounter with You, our Malak Yahweh. Amen and Amen!

Take action! Challenge your thinking! Choose to set aside the first hour of every day as your holy hour, to get to know your Father in a more intimate way. Choose to cultivate your relationship with your God, and to know Him more. Make it part of your daily declaration to see God as Malak Yahweh. And continue to fight the good fight of looking for the One Who Sees you; for God, Who shows Himself Strong, has already given you the victory!

If you have never received Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, I encourage you to do it today, right now, by saying this prayer out loud: “Jesus, forgive me for my sins. I am sorry. I truly desire to be saved and reconciled back to God, my Father, through You. I receive Your sinless Blood as payment in full for my sins—past, present, and future. I now call You my Lord and Savior, and invite You to live within my heart, and to permanently live within me. I make You Lord over me and over my life from this moment on. Amen.” Congratulations! You are now a child of God, made whole and made new, by the Blood of Jesus Christ!

God tells us that we are blessed to be a blessing (Genesis 12:2). Be a blessing to someone by sending them this word of encouragement. If God did not already put someone in your spirit and on your heart that needs to read this uplifting message from above, simply ask your Heavenly Father who to bless on today. Forward this message right now by email, facebook, or twitter.

Jesus is coming soon!

May God Bless you and keep you always.

With warmest regards,

And, in service of The Most High King,

Matthew

Matthew.Gargano@HMDMinistries.com

www.HMDMinistries.com

© 2014.

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Matthew is founder of HMD Ministries, and sits under the leadership of Apostle Dr. Don Lyon of Faith Center Ministries International in Rockford, Illinois, where he serves as an associate pastor.

All references to Hebrew and Greek words and meanings, unless otherwise noted, are taken from the New Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance © 1990 by Thomas Nelson Publishing. All dictionary references are taken from the Merriam-Webster online dictionary © 2013, unless otherwise noted.