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The scars of the Avenger


I’m thankful for my scars. I bear many scars on my body, my soul and many other areas of my life. Scars from birth, pain and sickness, they tell a story all their own. Even my family bears scars of misunderstandings, miscommunications, and misconceptions. Where wounds and bleeding once occurred a healing has taken place and now only scar tissue remains. Many families today bear scars of divorce, abandonment and mixtures that didn’t quite blend.
Yesterdays memories remain intact while love continues to abide. Whether body, soul or even family units; we all have scars. Simple reminders of what once hurt, some speak of loss while others proclaim chapters of life changed.
I’m thankful for the scars on my life, for they are evidence of the testimony of my Saviour’s healing. They also speak of the grossness that sin and darkness cause.

Yeshua bears scars Himself, His scars make my scars beauty marks of a life lived on the battlefield of good and evil. Jesus Messiah’s body speaks, look here my hands, my side, my feet; while my life speaks look here the victory that replaced the defeat.
He gives beauty for ashes, joy for mourning and where scars run like threads in various areas throughout my life, I praise God for my scars are beauty marks evidence of the Glory of God still at work amongst a fallen world. I’m thankful for my scars. Most of all I am thankful for the scars of Jesus Christ that declare His Love and Victory.

Psalm 35, a Psalm of David

The Lord the Avenger of His People

 Plead my cause, O Lord, with those who strive with me;
Fight against those who fight against me.
 Take hold of shield and buckler,
And stand up for my help.
 Also draw out the spear,
And stop those who pursue me.
Say to my soul,
“I am your salvation.”

The Lord; my Salvation

Let those be put to shame and brought to dishonor
Who seek after my life;
Let those be turned back and brought to confusion
Who plot my hurt.
 Let them be like chaff before the wind,
And let the angel of the Lord chase them.
Let their way be dark and slippery,
And let the angel of the Lord pursue them.
 For without cause they have hidden their net for me in a pit,
Which they have dug without cause for my life.
 Let destruction come upon him unexpectedly,
And let his net that he has hidden catch himself;
Into that very destruction let him fall.
And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord;
It shall rejoice in His salvation.

The Lord; my Deliverer

All my bones shall say,
“Lord, who is like You,
Delivering the poor from him who is too strong for him,
Yes, the poor and the needy from him who plunders him?”

Fierce witnesses rise up;
They ask me things that I do not know.
 They reward me evil for good,
To the sorrow of my soul.
 But as for me, when they were sick,
My clothing was sackcloth;
I humbled myself with fasting;
And my prayer would return to my own heart.
I paced about as though he were my friend or brother;
I bowed down heavily, as one who mourns for his mother.
But in my adversity they rejoiced
And gathered together;
Attackers gathered against me,
And I did not know it;
They tore at me and did not cease;
 With ungodly mockers at feasts
They gnashed at me with their teeth.

The Lord; my Rescuer

Lord, how long will You look on?
Rescue me from their destructions,
My precious life from the lions.
 I will give You thanks in the great assembly;
I will praise You among many people.

Let them not rejoice over me who are wrongfully my enemies;
Nor let them wink with the eye who hate me without a cause.
 For they do not speak peace,
But they devise deceitful matters
Against the quiet ones in the land.
 They also opened their mouth wide against me,
And said, “Aha, aha!
Our eyes have seen it.”

This You have seen, O Lord;
Do not keep silence.
O Lord, do not be far from me.
Stir up Yourself, and awake to my vindication,
To my cause, my God and my Lord.

The Lord; my Vindicator

Vindicate me, O Lord my God, according to Your righteousness;
And let them not rejoice over me.
Let them not say in their hearts, “Ah, so we would have it!”
Let them not say, “We have swallowed him up.”

 Let them be ashamed and brought to mutual confusion
Who rejoice at my hurt;
Let them be clothed with shame and dishonor
Who exalt themselves against me.

 Let them shout for joy and be glad,
Who favor my righteous cause;
And let them say continually,
“Let the Lord be magnified,
Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.”
And my tongue shall speak of Your righteousness
And of Your praise all the day long.

Closing thoughts

The Avenger of His people; though we bears scars, as does He, we display evidence of our testimony. When healing comes, yet fragments remain we learn to wear our scars as beauty marks that proclaim of His Victory, the One, the Lord who Avenges me.

We fight from not for a place of Victory, because of the scars of Calvary. Take this sword and wield in strength, for the promises are sure and His Love bought Victory.

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Freedom Truths

I woke up and within minutes I hear the Spirit of God say, “I’M ABOUT TO TERRORIZE FEAR! I’M ABOUT TO TERRORIZE FEAR!”

The picture this created instantly was of people who were being held captive with certain fears, prevented from things they wanted to do, and all the sudden a ROAR is Released that causes FEAR TO BE FRIGHTENED AND SCRAMBLE, FLEE, RUN FROM THEM.

Could this be the Lion of Judah’s ROAR?
Fear by definition is an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain or threat. Terror, fright, horror, alarm, apprehensive, dread, terrified are just a few of the synonyms linked to fear.

Father, I ask right now in Jesus Yeshua name that for WHOMEVER is reading this, that You will release Your ROAR into any area of their life where fear or confusion has tried to torment, I ask that YOU TERRORIZE FEAR and cause their ENEMIES TO SCATTER in Jesus Name! Bless them Lord and Lead them into Freedom.

Joshua 1:9 says, Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

This is a hard scripture to obey if there is a spirit of fear at work in our lives somewhere. Fear can manifest in one particular area or in many. It creates bondage and wrong thinking, but also causes limitations on fulfilling the will of the Lord in our lives.
As I have been in intercession lately, I have seen and heard specific battles marked for victory in this season. Fear and confusion have caused many to be seized up in various areas and efforts in their lives. It is God’s will to bring VICTORY in this hour to those who have longed for it and tried to breakthrough over the last year or even years.
We must be strong and courageous enough to do our part. As God fights our battles, we are to partner with Him in faith and believing.

Faith verses Belief

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Heb. 11:1

If thou believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Roman’s 10:9

Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!” Mark 9:24

Faith and believing are separated in the Bible, yet we tend to confuse them as being one in the same. Faith a heavenly substance is imparted by God. Believing is an action of the heart.

We can believe for a promise, but do we have the faith to appropriate it? We cannot conjure up faith, or just make ourselves have it at will. Faith is imparted through Jesus Christ. We either have it or we don’t. Being honest with ourselves in this question,” Do I have the faith for this?” Is critical. If the answer is no, the next step is to ask the ONE who gives us faith.

All throughout the Bible faith and believing is separated, so what is the difference?
Faith is a substance, a special grace imparted to the heart, supernaturally

Believing is made by choice, faith is recieved by imparting.

For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. Romans 12:3

We make the choice to believe, but God gives each one a measure of faith.

Too often we confuse being in faith, having faith, spending our faith with believing that God and will do something.


Heaven recognizes the substance of faith like a currency spent for a supernatural exchange.

But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. James 1:6

So how do we know if we both have faith and are believing for what we are asking?
The absence of doubt and wavering is key. When you know “beyond a shadow of a doubt” that God is going to answer your prayers you can rest assured that you are operating in believing.

I believe when we “sense” a release in prayer, we can know that the substance of faith has went forth and the exchange has been completed.
This all requires learning to posture and pray through. In days gone by, the saints would say tarry, wait, pray through. Some of this concept has been lost in our current day, but the power in this principle has nor fallen short.
We each know if we are in faith or not. There are times when praying I have to be honest and say Lord my faith is not there for that. So how do I intentionally get faith and get in the posture of believing for a specific thing?

Renewing the Mind

By reading the Truth, stirring up and ACTIVATING the life and power in the Words of Truth, checking and seeing if I’m in the will of God, I can stir my heart to believe and RECIEVE the impartation of the faith substance needed for what I am praying for.

More reading on moving from fear!


Need healing- read about the healings and miracles, then add that God is no respecter of persons, put yourself in these truths, remind yourself that God loves you the same as any. Ask yourself through the lens of scripture, does God have requirements on who He heals, and when. Pray and ask God to tell you His truth concerning what your asking for.

Same with deliverance from fear or confusion, we must renew our minds. We must remember as a man thinks in his heart, so is he. If we believe God will deliver and we renew our mind, posture ourselves in believing, have the substance of faith for the deliverance we are hoping for, and “set” our hearts and minds prepared to pray through until we RECIEVE, it shall be done!

Sons and Daughters

Healing and deliverance are the childrens bread, but do we know how to RECIEVE and partake of this bread of heaven. We must first and foremost know who we are in Christ, sons and daughters of the Most High. Secondly, how to receive, how to chew, how to swallow and digest and expect it to bring the “nutrition” or result we hope for?
We must slow down and be more purposeful in the things of God. Paying attention to our hearts, minds and postures in absolute obedience to the things of God.

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The Lord gave me a word and a vision the other day and I have been praying into it. 
The word was UPRIGHT. -To sit or stand with the back straight, upright posture -strictly honorable or honest-a post or rod fixed vertically, especially as a structural support

The Vision

Then came the vision…A man was standing there with his head down and the Lord spoke to him UPRIGHT MY SON!The mans posture changed not because of his ability to straighten up but because he surrendered to God and God in him gave him the ability. Just like in that third definition!🙌

How can we be gazing upon HIM when we are slouched in posture?  It is not our strength but Christ who strengthens us!  
UPRIGHT in who we are in Christ Jesus!  Honorable, honest, virtuous and righteous standing UPRIGHT as we surrender and let HIM be the rod fixed vertically to support us🙌


Be encouraged today straighten up even if you are going through a hard time.  FIX YOUR GAZE ON HIM and watch your countenance and posture change!

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Breakthrough Issachar annointing pt. 2

And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their command. 1 Chron. 12:32

Issachar had understanding of times meaning they were senstive to God’s direction. They had insight into the things of God, they had supernatural knowledge and wisdom in their DNA.

Have you read part 1 of the Issachar anointing?

Character Developed

As we discussed in part 1, the Issachar anointing is found in those who are willing to be “burden bearers”, intercessors, servants in the sense of being like a “strong donkey” .

The understanding of times and seasons, willingness to be a burden bearers, and sensitivity to things of God are some of the primary attributes we read about this tribe in the Bible.

Issachar Warriors

1 Chron. 7:5 reads ;” And their brethren among all the families of Issachar were valiant men of might, reckoned in all by their genealogies fourscore and seven thousand. ( 87,000)

They were brave, valiant, mighty warriors! This tribe marched to the beat of a different drum per their prophetic DNA. Those with an issachar anointing must be strong in battle, being ready to stand against the enemy! They had to be strong in character and faith so that they could remain sensitive to the things of God and not waiver.

Issachar Rejections

When you are different than those around you, things are not always easy in life. You must be strong in knowing who you are as well as why you believe the way you do, as others may question or not understand you. God may require different levels of obedience from His “Issachars”. Often times these are rejected by those who do not understand this anointing.

Calling to Worship

About Zebulun he said: “Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out,
    and you, Issachar, in your tents.
They will summon peoples to the mountain
    and there offer the sacrifices of the righteous;
they will feast on the abundance of the seas,
    on the treasures hidden in the sand.”

The Issachar annointing calls other to the mountain. Meaning these carry a strong desire to draw others nearer to God through praise, worship and offerings.

Through understanding

There is a time and purpose to everything under heaven according to Ecclesiastes 3. If we want to be PRECISE and stay in rhythm with what Heaven is bringing to the earth, understanding God’s times and seasons is important.
God’s calendar is circular, He often moves in cycles. For much of the world the calender is linear. We have all heard the saying that “history repeats itself” and it is true, history does repeat itself, because time is circular.

Set times

Seasons of breakthroughs can be sought after and recieved effectively during times when God has brought breakthroughs in times past. Much of the world understands holidays, yet lack in understanding of God’s set times of favor, breakthrough, prosperity, and deliverance.
These “set times” coincide with God’s Holy Days, or often found on Feast Days throughout the Word of God.

Jesus Said

And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is. And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass. Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time? Luke 12:54-56

God desires that His people have an understanding of the times spiritually. He wants us to be able to walk in close intimacy that we know the signs of the times.

Are Passover and Good Friday the same?

Differing Convictions

As we approach Good Friday many will turn their hearts to praise and Thanksgiving to Jesus Christ for giving His life for them. On Resurrection Day, commonly called ‘Easter’ by many, we will celebrate resurrection life! Many will have RENEWED faith to arise in their own life, feeling stirred by the “set time” of resurrection they are celebrating.
There are other “set times” as well that are not as commonly celebrated because unfortuanately they are not marked on our gregorian calendar in the same way.

Holidays/Holy Days

For example the Day of Pentacost, the first biblical recording of God pouring out His Spirit on human beings. Do we know what day, or season to turn our hearts toward believing for the OUTPOURING of His Spirit like we do the Resurrection?
The ANOINTING of Issachar causes one to “know” and search out these times and seasons and in turn “know what man ought to do” ( 1 Chron. 12:32)
Passover is the upcoming “holyday” that some will celebrate while others begin their Easter celebrations the “holiday”.
What matters is our hearts and our studying to show ourselves approved before God. To be disciples means we follow and do as JESUS , our prime example did. Jesus is recorded as having celebrated many holy days throughout the Word, including Passover.
We also all want God’s blessings and breakthroughs in our lives. We do not have to observe these days in a ritualistic way, but rather can observe simply by being mindful in our hearts and prayers.

Heart Matters

Jesus, our ” Passover Lamb” celebrated Passover ( Luke 2:41, 22:15,16)
For I have given you an example , that you should do as I have done to you … If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them ” (John 13:15-17).
I am not dogmatic about these holy days versus holidays as some are, however I do hold to the principle that God has “set times” and He looks upon our hearts.

There has been a great increase in believers observing HOLY days rather than holidays, but I have seen numerous believers slander and condemn those who believe differently. This is not the first commandment that Jesus gave to Love.

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Issachar is a strong donkey crouching down between two burdens: and he saw that rest was good, and the land was pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a SERVANT unto tribute. Genesis 49:14-15

Many are required by God as an act of obedience to observe a cycle of sabbath rest, called shabbat shalom (meaning sabbath rest/peace). Not all are convicted of this, but some are. Just as not all hold any conviction concerning holidays or holy days but some do. We should each give room for one another to be at LIBERTY, yet not become a stumbling block in such matters. Liberty both directions! What we eat, what we observe as Certain days should not be forced, shoved, nor required to be hidden. Honor amongst all!

Closing thoughts

The Issachar annointing carries a unity drawing within it. They were a tribe, a family. In western culture today, many within the church makes no room for celebrating the various gifts that God has given to the local church. There is a silent conformity within the members. Only one way seems right to the governing body and therefore any anointing or cluster outside those uniform customs is made to be silenced.

God has in fact given the members as gifts to the body, each one having a unique place to function. Finding that place to function can be difficult within the local Body of believers, but I encourage you to do this as unto the Lord. Trust in Him to make a way where there seems to be no way and do not let any enemy stop you from taking your rightful place. Submit to your spiritual authority and the order of your local church house as this is PLEASING and obedience before the Lord.

Are you an Issachar?

If you carry the Issachar anointing, remember their brethren were at their command. In other words what they carried was needed! Be strong in the Lord and the power of His might! You were made for this and for such a time as this. Know when to speak and when to be silent! God blesses His Valiant Warriors as they draw from the abundance of seas, hang in there and be brave!

More Scripture on Times and Seasons

Further Teaching

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