Thursday, September 27, 2012


Donna Raphael


1. a positive declaration intended to give confidence
2. promise or pledge; guaranty; surety
3. full confidence; freedom from doubt; certainty

 I sense that today’s message is for those who has been in long hard struggles.  Even today it may seem as if you have no chance of victory in your situation and as if there is no end to your struggle.....but the message I hear this morning is coming from He Who controls and holds all things in the power of His hand.  He sends His message of assurance to you.

You can rest My child.  You have fought the fight of faith.  You have done your part.  Now I will arise in your circumstances and do My part on your behalf.  I will do that which you cannot in your human wisdom or strength.  I will bring down strongholds that have stood in your way because of My words in your mouth and your faith in Me.  Now see it start to turn in your favor for you are precious in My sight.  I will not let you be put to shame.  I will set the captives free.  I will release provision.  I will open the gates that have for so long been shut unto you.  Now rest in Me My child and see the power of your God bring about your victory!

Isaiah 61:
6 But ye shall be named the Priests of the Lord: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.
7 For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Light In The Darkness

Donna Raphael


Indeed the darkness of the lost and fallen world grows deeper, but fear not for you have seen the Light and are in the Light.  The darkness will not overtake or overwhelm you.  You will see in the Light the truth and shall by no means be surprised or overtaken by any darkness.  The secrets, lies, and evil works that the enemy covers in darkness are revealed to you by the Light.  So fear not for you are already in the Light.

John 1:
5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

Colossians 1:
12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

John 3:
 19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Infinite Supply

September 21
Today's Message from Chip Brogden

"You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you
should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain." -JOHN

When we allow the Holy Spirit to increase Christ, and when we allow
the Cross to do its work of decreasing Self, the fruit will come
forth in abundance. This makes everything we experience worthwhile.
What is the fruit of the Spirit? It is the reward, the prize, the
end result of all those seasons of increasing and decreasing: the
character and nature of Christ reproduced in a person. It is the
precious Seed finally coming into maturity.

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, self-control. Against such
there is no law (Galatians 5:22,23). Fruit is not how much work we
can accomplish or how many things we can do for God. Fruit is, "How
much of Christ can be seen in me instead of me?" The fruit of the
Spirit is found in the transformed character of someone who walks
with Jesus in the Difficult Path.

Source: "Embrace the Cross" by Chip Brogden

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Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Bright And Morning Star

Donna Raphael


Revelation 22:

16  I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches.  I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.


Last night was a very stormy one.  Heavy clouds rolled in bringing downpours of rain,  high winds, and much thunder and lightning.  The darkness of the night was deepened by the heavy cloud cover.    Even my youngest daughter who is normally undaunted by such things commented that she was uncomfortable with the total darkness and unsettling weather.  I stayed awake waiting and praying for my husband to make it home through the rough weather.  When he came in, he told me the storms had moved through our area and the rain had stopped.  I felt such relief and lay down listening to worship music.  As I glanced out my bedroom window, I was pleasantly surprised to see a very bright star shining in the eastern sky.  It was close to dawn so I knew I was looking at Venus, the morning star.   Such gladness and joy filled my heart at the sight of that beautiful light shining so brightly through the darkness of the night to herald the dawning of the new day.  And this is the message I heard and pass on: 


In the deep darkness of your stormy night, watch for the rising of the Morning Star.  He comes suddenly but surely to signal the dawning of the new day.  If you are faithful to be awake and watching in the fourth watch, you shall surely see Him come and meet Him with great joy and gladness. Singing and dancing you shall rise and go forth in the glory of His light.


Isaiah 60:

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.

2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Update on Pastor Youcef Nadarkhandi

Sources in Iran have said that Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has been acquitted of apostasy, but found guilty of evangelizing Muslims and sentenced to three years in prison which he has already served. He has been released from prison and reunited with his precious family. We need to keep praying however as another Pastor was released and then murdered not too long after his release.

Please pray for the Lord's protection over this Pastor and his family and let us continue to pray for the persecuted church in Iran.