TODAY’S PROPHETIC NUMBEROctober 1, 2023 – 10/1/2023
Psalms 10:1: “Lord, why do you seem so distant when wickedness draws near? Why have you concealed yourself when I am in greatest need?”

David expressed it poignantly when he questioned, “Lord, why do you seem so distant?” Have you ever found yourself pondering why you can’t perceive the presence of God during challenging moments? The adversary may attempt to convince you that you are isolated and abandoned. Nevertheless, the Truth responds with, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” In times like these, it is imperative to lend a more attentive ear, stay attuned to the unchanging truth, and concentrate on what we know to be true. Speaking the truth in the face of adversity instills faith, reinforcing our belief that we can overcome all challenges through the strength of Christ. Perhaps the more pertinent inquiry is: What is the truth that I possess that can vanquish the adversary?Declaration: I declare the Truth sets me free from sin and death. The enemy must move out of my way! I will stand in the presence of the Lord all the days of my life! The Truth is my rod and my staff, and they comfort me!
Psalms 101:1 (TPT)
Lord, I will sing about your faithful love for me. My song of praise will have your justice as its theme.”

I hear the word ‘Adoration.’ Adoration denotes ‘profound love and reverence’ or ‘worship.’ It is imperative to grasp this concept as we delve further into the forthcoming seasons and allocate moments for contemplation of His profound love for us.”

One day, I heard the following four words: “praise, worship, adoration & reverence.” I knew that these words were the key to Hope. Your adoration of the Father is transformative. It is alive and marks those who welcome it. Giving God your life takes a lot of adoration. Dying to yourself then becomes easy when all you lose is less than what you gain in return.

Our reflection of Jesus must conclude in His light. It is in these moments that the enemy becomes most afraid. When we are willing to trade our lives to reflect Jesus, the bowls become weighty, and the enemy loses his grip. We are no longer bound to the things of this world as we choose to hunger and thirst after the Lord.

Adoration is a choice. It is done faithfully. Your focus must be to stay sober-minded in the midst of what the Lord is telling you. It must be to inhabit Him, as He inhabits you. These are the times when this type of love and adoration will pierce the veil and open doors and windows for the congregation and beyond.

I’m hearing an old Stephen Curtis Chapman song called “Dive,” and the lyrics to the chorus go like this: “I’m diving in, I’m going deep, in over my head I wanna be. Caught in the rush, lost in the flow, in over my head I wanna go. The river’s deep, the river’s wide, the river’s water is alive. So sink or swim, I’m diving in.”

Remember to dive in and allow the waters of His love to restore and reset the truth inside you. Every time the enemy comes at you, determine in your heart to adore the Lord! Begin to sing and reflect the love you already own. The enemy will give up and walk away when he knows there is nothing in you that will fall for what he carries. Then he is truly defeated, and all you did was love the Lord! 

The enemy is defeated when you love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind. Adoration is a powerful tool. Matthew 22:37 (NKJV)
Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.ShareTweetForwardPinShare+1