Daily Devotional

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13th June 2023

Scripture Reading: PSALMS 23: 1-6

Focus

“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.” (Psalm 23: 1)

Our Focal Scripture speaks of that moment when the psalmist proclaimed that the Lord is his shepherd, and that he shall not want. The word ‘want’ as used in that scripture, comes from the Hebrew word that is phonetically spelt as ‘khaw-sare’. Another meaning of ‘khaw-sare’, is ‘to be bereaved’. So the psalmist was simply proclaiming that because the Lord is his shepherd, he will not be bereaved. He proclaimed against death.

Friend, hear me as I hear the Lord: you will not be bereaved. You will not bury and you will not be buried. You will not mourn. People will not gather to tell you sorry. The spirit of death will not pay your family a visit. You will not have cause to suffer loss. No matter what happens around you, you will not be counted amongst them that were bereaved. No matter the tragedies that occur, you and yours will be exempted from death.

Hear me as I hear the Lord: no matter the arrows of death that the enemy shoots against you, you will survive and escape. No matter the conspiracies of death that the enemies of your destiny put together, you will never be counted amongst the dead. No sickness will swallow any member of your family. No attack of the enemy will swallow any member of your family. No circumstance will orchestrate death around you.

I decree, there shall be no infant of days amongst you. There shall be no loss of life around you. With long life, the Lord will satisfy you, and show you His salvation. With your eyes, you will see negativity but you will never become its victim. You may hear about how it happened to others but it will never be said that it happened to you. The Lord will guide you out of danger. The Lord will guide you out of affliction. The Lord will keep you safe.

Every arrangement of death that the enemy has made for you and yours this year is cancelled. The grave rejects you; and every grave that the enemy has created for you, I command it to close by fire.

Declaration

I will not bury and I will not be buried, in Jesus’ name!

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Further Reading

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Memory Verse

“17. I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD. 18. The LORD hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death.” (Psalm 118: 17-18)

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