Word of the Week
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Psalm 138:8, “The LORD will perfect that which concerns me… .”
In the Old Testament, the word “perfect,” means to end, finish, accomplish, perfect, to come to an end, cease, perform, fulfill. In Psalm 57:2, and here in Psalm 138:8, it refers to the completing, finishing, and perfecting of God’s work in a person’s life. These verses tie right in with Philippians 1:6: When God starts to work out His purposes in the life of His people, He will continue that work until it is absolutely and completely done. (WOW!)
(From the Spirit-Filled Life Bible)
Psalm 57:2, “I will cry out to God Most High,
To God who performs all things for me.
Philippians 1:6, “being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.”
1 Peter 5:10 “But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.”
In the New Testament, the word “perfect” means framed, arranged, set in order, equip, adjust, complete what is lacking, make fully ready, repair, prepare. The word is used for the disciples’ cleaning their nets. (From the Spirit-Filled Life Bible)
These verses are pregnant with promises from God. When we pray for people, God always does way more than we ask or imagine. It’s almost like He’s opening a door into the person’s heart and preparing them for MORE.
May our prayers in the Healing Rooms line up with His will so that, just like Mary, the people we pray for can say, “…Let it be to me according to your (rhema)word… ” (Luke 1:38).
And may God increase our ability to hear Him clearly so that our prayers effectively establish His word in their hearts. What an awesome thought that God invites us to partner with Him as He touches, heals and transforms lives.
At the end of each day, we can know with confidence that our prayers in the Healing Rooms are only the beginning of what God is going to do in the lives of those who came in for prayer.
Hebrews 13:20-21,” Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete (perfect) in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.”
91 Corinthians 2:9-12�But as it is written:
"Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him." 10But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. 11For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. 12Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. (NKJV)
Romans 8:31-32, What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? (NKJV)