Our water, our electricity and our roads – protection on our roads, our weather
Pastor Sharon Bendixen – March 2023
Thank You, Lord, for Your spectacular response to my prayers. They are new and they are now and You answer them new and now. In this city of Angels – they go forth and on our behalf – Your heirs! We are marvellously helped till we are strengthened. We call to You for the well- being of our city.
Lord, You instruct us in Your Word to seek, inquire for, require and request the peace and welfare of this city of Witbank!! To pray to the Lord for it, for in the welfare of the city in which we live, we will have welfare! Jeremiah 29:7. This is Your promise to us, Lord !!!! Thank You!
Welfare is health, happiness, well-being, comfort, security, safety, protection, prosperity, success, interest, and good.
It is also a statutory procedure and social effort designed to promote the basic physical and material well-being of people in need.
We request peace and welfare of this city, Father. We ask You to do miracles. We glory in our weakness because when we are weak in our human strength then You are strong. We can’t do anything about the condition of our city – we are weak!
Now You are strong in our weakness and Your grace is going to work on Witbank doing what we can’t do!!
You also said to Kenneth Hagin: You don’t know how I long to do for My children if they would only ask Me and believe Me. Many times they beg and cry and pray, but they don’t believe. I cannot answer their prayers unless they have faith, because I cannot violate My Word but how often I long to help them if only they would let Me — by taking Me at My Word and bringing their problems, trusting Me to undertake for them.
Father, the condition of our roads and our water supply and electricity – energy supply – Eskom, Wifi, our weather (our safety) cause us problems.
You have said that You long to do for Your children
You said You will answer our prayers if we trust and believe
You said that You long to help us if we would only let You
You said that we should take You at Your Word and bring You our problems, trusting You to undertake for us.
Undertake means you commit yourself to begin this enterprise and you promise to tackle, shoulder, handle, manage, deal with and be responsible for these problems – we have Your formal pledge that You undertake to do this for us!!! Thank You!!! We will do our part to speak, ask, and require with faith.
This we do today, Lord. We bring these problems we are experiencing with our water.
Your Word is clear that You are a God who does miracles with water You control its flow!!
You touched the Jordan’s water and the flow of it stopped and piled up in a heap and the people crossed facing Jericho, not one wet foot! Joshua 3:13 13 When the soles of the feet of the priests who bear the ark of the Lord of all the earth shall rest in the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan coming down from above shall be cut off and they shall stand in one heap.
Your Word says that You performed miracles in plain sight of Your people!
You split the Red Sea and people walked right through it!
You piled the waters to the right and to the left!
You split rocks in the wilderness and gave Your people all they could drink from underground springs
You made water pour out from sheer rock like a river! Psalm 78 Message Translation
9-16 He led them by day with a cloud, led them all the night long with a fiery torch. He split rocks in the wilderness, gave them all they could drink from underground springs; He made creeks flow out from sheer rock, and water pour out like a river.
Isaiah 30:18 And therefore the Lord [earnestly] waits [expecting, looking, and longing] to be gracious to you; and therefore He lifts Himself up, that He may have mercy on you and show loving-kindness to you. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are all those who [earnestly] wait for Him, who expect and look and long for Him [for His victory, His favor, His love, His peace, His joy, and His matchless, unbroken companionship]!.
You, Lord, earnestly wait – expecting, looking and longing to be gracious to us. And therefore You lift Yourself up that You may have mercy on us and show loving-kindness to us. For You, Lord, are a God of Justice. Blessed are we – happy, fortunate, to be envied are we who earnestly wait for You. We expect and look and long for You. For Your victory, for Your Favor, for Your Peace, for Your Love, for Your Joy, for Your matchless unbroken Fellowship!! We who dwell in Zion!
Your Word says that springs of water will burst out in the wilderness and streams flow in the desert even lowly jackals will have water to drink. Isaiah 35:6 Message Translation 6 Springs of water will burst out in the wilderness, streams flow in the desert. Hot sands will become a cool oasis, thirsty ground a splashing fountain. Even lowly jackals will have water to drink, and barren grasslands flourish richly.
I come today to strike this rock with Your Word
I believe, Lord, because faith comes to me by hearing about all the miracles You have done with water!
I come to strike the rock of most stubborn resistance and I know that our water will gush out of it and run freely and consistently through our pipes and the people will drink and wash in this city!!
We speak to the mountain, the rock that’s right in front of us and it will give water!
We will bring water out of the rock for them; congregation and cattle will both drink!! Numbers 20:8 7-8 God spoke to Moses: “Take the staff. Assemble the community, you and your brother Aaron. Speak to that rock that’s right in front of them and it will give water. You will bring water out of the rock for them; congregation and cattle will both drink.”
We bring to You the problems we are experiencing on our roads. (Safety on our roads!)
Lord, these are roads that we travel on to our homes and to Your house!
This is the city in which You have caused us to live.
All of our back and forth happens here for us and for our children!
These are the roads that people are going to travel on that have been invited to Your banquet. Many are going to come now!
The city streets and alleys and all the roads, Lord!!! Luke 14:2… For Your Name’s sake Lord!!! Lawless drivers, potholes, danger traps, snares, signs
We ask You for smooth paths for our vehicles and our feet!
What a God!! His road stretches straight and smooth!
Every God direction is road tested.
Everyone who runs toward Him makes it!! Psalm 18:30 What a God! His road stretches straight and smooth. Every God direction is road-tested. Everyone who runs toward him Makes it.
Thunder in the desert! Prepare for God’s arrival!
Make the road straight and smooth, a highway fit for our God! Isaiah 40
3 A voice of one who cries: Prepare in the wilderness the way of the Lord [clear away the obstacles]; make straight and smooth in the desert a highway for our God!
Roads fit for our God!!
We say, “Prepare God’s arrival!!!! Make the roads smooth and straight!!!”
Fill in every ditch – every pothole!!!!! Smooth out every bump!
Straighten out the detours! All the ruts paved over!!
Everyone will be there to see the parade of God’s salvation !!!! Luke 2:4 MSG
Watch them come! They’ll come weeping for joy as I take their hands and lead them. Lead them to fresh flowing brooks, lead them along smooth, uncluttered paths! – A promise to us! Yes, it’s because I am their Father!! Jeremiah 31:9 “Watch them come! They’ll come weeping for joy as I take their hands and lead them, Lead them to fresh flowing brooks, lead them along smooth, uncluttered paths. Yes, it’s because I’m Israel’s Father and Ephraim’s my firstborn son!
The electricity issue – we speak, we thank, we praise
Father, this city is our land of Goshen and in our city, we will have light at night!
Thank You, Father, that because we are giving our energy into following Your plans at this time You are giving us all Your energy and we need water and lights and smooth roads for Your plan to properly come to pass for Your banquet!!
Is there anything too hard or too wonderful for our God? No!!!
You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! There is nothing too hard or too wonderful for You!!
Now stretch forth Your hand, Lord, and do mighty signs and wonders in the Name of Your Holy Child – in this city – both spiritually and naturally in every utility!
I command You the works of Your hands
I rejoice in them!
Casting all of our cares upon You for You care for us watchfully and affectionately!
1 Peter 5:7 Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.
Philippians 4:6 Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.
Not fretting or having any anxiety about anything. Not murmuring or complaining. In every circumstance and in everything by prayer and petition, definite prayer with thanksgiving. I continue to make my wants known to God! And God’s peace shall be mine.
Psalm 37:5 Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass.
I commit my way to the Lord. I roll and repose each care of my load on Him. I trust also in Him and He will bring it to pass. You will act!!!
Proverbs 16:3 Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed.
I roll my works upon the Lord. I commit and trust them wholly to Him. He will cause my thoughts to become agreeable to His will and actions. So shall my (Your, our) plans be established and succeed.
Romans 13 1 Let every person be loyally subject to the governing (civil) authorities. For there is no authority except from God [by His permission, His sanction], and those that exist do so by God’s appointment. 2 Therefore he who resists and sets himself up against the authorities resists what God has appointed and arranged [in divine order]. And those who resist will bring down judgment upon themselves [receiving the penalty due them]. 3 For civil authorities are not a terror to [people of] good conduct, but to [those of] bad behavior. Would you have no dread of him who is in authority? Then do what is right and you will receive his approval and commendation. 4 For he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, [you should dread him and] be afraid, for he does not bear and wear the sword for nothing. He is God’s servant to execute His wrath (punishment, vengeance) on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore one must be subject, not only to avoid God’s wrath and escape punishment, but also as a matter of principle and for the sake of conscience.
Criminals caught and brought to justice. Romans 13