Exodus 14:24:“And it came to pass in the morning watch, that Jehovah looked forth upon the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of cloud, and discomfited the host of the Egyptians.” (ASV)
Prayer Points for July 2019
July is the seventh month of the year, the number seven of the twelve months in the Gregorian calendar. Seven is ‘zayin’ in Hebrew and it is depicted with a weapon which signifies cut, cut off, or warfare. Seven is a number of completion and spiritual perfection. In the light of this information, we will be committing July into the hands of God trusting that everything that can make us fall short of God’s perfection shall be cut off, and every incompleteness around us in 2019 shall be completed, our warfare shall be accomplished in Jesus’ name.
1. Father, we thank You for July 2018, if it was not for You, we will not be here today. We thank you for your faithfulness, which kept us through it all. Oh Lord, we commit July 201 into your hands, that You shall manifest Yourself in our lives as the Lord that is mighty in battle, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
2. We prophesy and declare that in 2019, the Lord our God shall be with us wherever we go and shall cut off all our enemies from before us in the name of Jesus Christ. We prophesy and declare that the Lord Almighty shall make our names great like the name of the great men who are on the earth in Jesus’ mighty name. (2Samuel 7:9)
3. We declare and prophesy that in 2019, the Lord of Host shall cut off all flattering lips, and every tongue that has been employed against our lives, marriages, ministries friends, families and businesses, in the name of Jesus Christ. (Psalms 12:3)
4. We prophesy and declare that in 2019, we shall walk in justice, enjoy the companion of the Lord God of heaven, and divine preservation by the shadow of the Almighty, in the name of Jesus Christ. We declare that the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off in the name of Jesus Christ. (Psalm 37:28)
5. We prophesy and declare that in 2019, household envy shall depart, and our families’ adversaries shall be cut off, in the name of Jesus Christ. We declare that envy and harassment shall not be witnessed within the boundaries of our families, in the name of Jesus Christ. (Isaiah 11:13)
6. We declare and prophesy that it shall be said of us, that these are the nations that obey the voice of the Lord their God and embrace the correction from the Spirit of the living God, and the truth shall not perish in the midst of us, nor cut off from our mouth in the name of Jesus.
7. We prophesy and declare that in 2019, the chariot of terrorism, and the battle bows of a suicide bomber, shall be cut off from our communities, cities, and nations, in the name of Jesus Christ. We declare that peace shall have dominion from sea to seas, and from the river to the ends of the walls of our borders in 2019, in the name of Jesus Christ. (Zacharias 9:10)
8. We prophesy and declare that in 2019, the Lord shall perfect everything that has to do with our lives, marriage, ministry, career, finances, and business, in the name of Jesus Christ. (Psalm138:8)
9. We declare and prophesy that in 2019, our paths shall keep shining brighter and brighter unto a perfect day, in the name of Jesus Christ. (Proverbs 4:18)
10. We declare and prophesy that in 2019, our mind shall stay and trust in the Lord Jehovah Shalom, and we shall enjoy perfect peace throughout the year, in the name of Jesus Christ. (Isaiah 26:3)
11. We declare and prophesy that every good thing that the Lord has budgeted for 2019 concerning us, and our family, shall not elude us in the name of Jesus Christ. (James 1:17)
12. We declare and prophesy that the good work that the Lord has begun in us, and in our family He will complete, until the day of Jesus Christ in Jesus’ name. (Philippians 1:6)
PRAYER POINTS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY
Confession: Isaiah. 43:19: Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
****Believe that your prayers have been answered.
Not all the words translated as “praise” are equal. Some words translated as “praise” mean “to throw up the hands”. Others describe loud shouting. Some refer to playing the guitar. Others describe hope in the midst of hopelessness, anticipating God’s while we are still in our troubles.
Let me share with you some of the most often used words for praise in the Bible
1. “HALLAL” IS THE MOST COMMON WORD FOR PRAISE.
(Joel 2:26; Psalm: 63:11; 150:1-6; Ezra 3:10-13)
This word simply means to boast, brag, or rave about God even to the point of appearing foolish. People who attend football games often shout and scream and holler for their favorite team. They are called fans.
Unfortunately, for most of us, if we shout and scream and brag on God we may be labeled as fanatics-as if something is wrong with us.
“Because your love is better than life,
my lips will glorify you.
I will praise you as long as I live . . . ” (Psalm 63:3-4).
2. “YADAH” MEANS TO WORSHIP WITH EXTENDED HANDS.
“Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise the Lord” (Psalm 134:2).
(Psalm 43:1-5; 134:2; 2 Chronicles 20: 1- 21; Nehemiah 8:6; 1 Timothy 2:8)
Yadah pictures a three-year-old child, hands raised, running towards daddy, crying, “Hold me, daddy, hold me!”
Yadah is often translated as, “giving thanks.”
Yadah is often a cry for help. Yadah praise is used when we are in desperate straits and need a victory from the Lord.
Raising the hands is one of the most explosive and meaningful expressions of praise.
Raising the hands is an international sign of surrender. A worshiping person raises hands in adoration and surrender to God.
3. “BARAK” is used to denote blessing.
“Naked I came from my mother’s womb,
and naked I will depart.
The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away;
may the name of the Lord be praised” (Job 1:21).
(Judges 5:1-2; Psalm 72:15)
Barack suggests the transcendent privilege of blessing the Lord.
4. “TEHILLAH” means to sing or to laud.
“Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One;
you are the one Israel praises” (Psalm 22:3).
(Exodus 15:2; Isaiah 61:3; Deuteronomy 10:21)
Tehillah involves music and singing-especially singing. Singing is vital to the worship of God. There are over 300 Bible mandates to sing. This word suggests that God himself is a song of praise. We might say it like this, “God is our song.”
5. “ZAMAR” means to pluck the strings of an instrument.
“For the director of music. Of David the servant of the Lord. He sang to the Lord the words of this song when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul.”
“The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,. . .
I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
and I have been saved from my enemies” (Psalm 18:1-3).
(Nehemiah 8:10; Psalm 18:1-4, 46-50; 68:1-4; Ephesians 5:19)
Zamar speaks of rejoicing. It is involved with the joyful expression of music.
Zamar means to sing praises or to touch the strings. It speaks of involving every available instrument to make music and harmony before the Lord. It is God’s will that we be joyful.
Use Zamar when you are rejoicing after God has done something great for you.
Zamar is translated into the New Testament has “Psallo”.
“Speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord” (Ephesians 5:19).
Psalms = Psalms
Hymns = Songs Based On Scripture
Spiritual Songs = Songs Based On Personal Testimony Or Songs From The Spirit.
6. “TODAH” means to shout or to address with a loud voice.
But Todah goes even further. It includes an attitude of gratitude for God’s promised deliverance even while we are still in need. This type of praise also refers to lifting of the hands in inviting God’s help. Todah praise is having faith and assurance that is well even before the victory actually comes.
For example, David is trapped by the Philistines in Gath. He gives thanks and offers Todah praise even before God delivers him.
“Be merciful to me, my God,
for my enemies are in hot pursuit; . . .
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
In God, whose word I praise— . . .
All day long they twist my words;
They conspire, they lurk,
they watch my steps, hoping to take my life.
Record my misery; . . .
Then my enemies will turn back
when I call for help.
By this I will know that God is for me” (Psalm 56:1-12).
Offer Todah praise and trust that God will deliver.
7. “SHABACH” also means to shout or to address in a loud tone.
For example, the pagan king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar, was struck insane by God because of his pride. When God restored his sanity seven years later Nebuchadnezzar shouted words of Shabbat praise:
“Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven, because everything he does is right and all his ways are just. And those who walk in pride he is able to humble” (Daniel 4:37).
“HALLELUJAH” is the premier word for praise in the Bible. Hallelujah transcends the languages of the world. It is not translated; it is transliterated.
“Hallel” means to boast or to brag on, to make a show, even to the point of looking ridiculous.
“Jah” is the short form of the name for God.
Hallelujah is the spontaneous outcry of one who is excited about God. It is used only 24 times in the Old Testament all between Psalm 104 and 150. It is reserved for times of extreme exultation.
“1 Praise the Lord.
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens.
2 Praise him for his acts of power;
praise him for his surpassing greatness.
3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
praise him with the harp and lyre,
4 praise him with timbrel and dancing,
praise him with the strings and pipe,
5 praise him with the clash of cymbals,
praise him with resounding cymbals.
6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord” (Psalm 150).
The word hallelujah is used only four times in the New Testament, all of them in Revelation 19:1-7.
Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God,
Hallelujah! Revenge on the Harlot: God is just after all.
Hallelujah! God is still on his throne even though the world is destroyed.
“Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad
and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come,
and his bride has made herself ready.
I was made to:
***II Chronicles 20***
Yadah (yaw-daw’) „º„» to use (i.e. hold out) the hand; physically, to throw (a stone, an arrow) at or away; especially to revere or worship (with extended hands)
Hilluwl (hil-lool’) „º„» a celebration of thanksgiving for the harvest
Barak (baw-rak’) „º„» to kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration)
Zamar (zaw-mar’) „º„» through the idea of striking with the fingers); properly, to touch the strings or parts of a musical instrument
Towdah (to-daw’) „º„» an extension of the hand, i.e. (by implication) avowal, or (usually) adoration
Shabach (shaw-bakh’) „º„» to address in a loud tone, i.e. (specifically) loud
Halal (haw-lal’) „º„» to shine; hence, to make a show, to boast, and thus to be (clamorously) foolish; to rave;
Halal + u + JAH „º„» Hallelujah