The king is dead ..Long Live the KING

I guess you can call this a follow up on Corona vs God blog from last week.

The Lord had me up for several hours last Saturday night/Sunday morning. I just could not sleep. I laid in bed praying for awhile and the Lord dropped a song in my mind…Juke Box Hero…ummmm…ok… At this point in my life I just go with it. I sang what few lyrics I remembered of the song which wasn’t many and I couldn’t even remember who sang it. It didn’t make any sense to me and I didn’t feel released to sleep so I got up and went to my office which is where have my QT’s (quiet time) in the mornings or in a lot of other times…in the middle of the night.

With all of the panic and fear in the world I read Psalm 23

The Lord Is My Shepherd
A Psalm of David.
23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
    He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
    for his name's sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
    forever.

and Psalm 91 My Refuge and My Fortress

My Refuge and My Fortress
91 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust.”
For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler
    and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his pinions,
    and under his wings you will find refuge;
    his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
You will not fear the terror of the night,
    nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
    nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
    ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
You will only look with your eyes
    and see the recompense of the wicked.
Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place
    the Most High, who is my refuge
10 no evil shall be allowed to befall you,
    no plague come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
    to guard you in all your ways.
12 On their hands they will bear you up,
    lest you strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the adder;
    the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot.
14 “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him;
    I will protect him, because he knows my name.
15 When he calls to me, I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble;
    I will rescue him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
    and show him my salvation.”

He also took me to Psalm 95 Let Us Sing Songs of Praise

Let Us Sing Songs of Praise
95 Oh come, let us sing to the Lord;
    let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
    let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
For the Lord is a great God,
    and a great King above all gods.
In his hand are the depths of the earth;
    the heights of the mountains are his also.
The sea is his, for he made it,
    and his hands formed the dry land.
Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
    let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
For he is our God,
    and we are the people of his pasture,
    and the sheep of his hand.Today, if you hear his voice,
    do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah,
    as on the day at Massah in the wilderness,
when your fathers put me to the test
    and put me to the proof, though they had seen my work.
10 For forty years I loathed that generation
    and said, “They are a people who go astray in their heart,
    and they have not known my ways.”
11 Therefore I swore in my wrath,
    “They shall not enter my rest.”

what spoke to my spirit was.. v 4 because it goes with vision he gave me which I shared in Corona vs God blog

https://rachellreedblog.com/2020/03/19/corona-vs-god/

well obviously it got my attention so I reread the chapter and what caught my attention is it’s all about worship. He then takes me to Psalm 93 titled ‘ The Lord Reigns’ 1-2

The Lord Reigns
93 The Lord reigns; he is robed in majesty;
    the Lord is robed; he has put on strength as his belt.
Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved.
Your throne is established from of old;
    you are from everlasting.

I know He was reassuring me because I have some concerns as I’m sure we all do, and also for me to share with you. He has established this world and it will not be moved. He is on His throne! He always has been and He always will be. Plain and simple.

He also had me in several other chapters in Psalm but I will save that for another day.

Ok so, I have a couple of ladies in my life who like to stay in the background doing God’s work. I call one of them The Digger.. so I asked her to dig for some info for me…She gave me a lot so I decided to looked it up myself and this is what I found…

Corona….The word “corona” is Latin for a crown. The series of crown-like spikes on the surface of the virus is the reason why it was given this name. Aside from the COVID-19, which is a new strain of coronavirus and is the cause of today’s global pandemic, there are also other types of coronaviruses.

Looks evil huh?

Believe me when I say The Digger gave me way more info but I’m gonna keep it real simple here.

My Pastor also spoke on this Sunday. So if the Lord is talking to me about this I know He’s talking to others…..Lots of others! Pay attention people I guarantee The Lord is talking to you too!

Do you see it?? It’s presenting itself as a crown with spikes. What the heck?? Can we all say Crown of Thorns? It’s trying to take over to be king of this world! This has to stop. It’s creating its kingdom, putting itself on a throne. The more we talk about it, the more we buy into the fear and panic the more power we are giving it! Call me crazy buy we don’t say the c word any more in our household.

Anyway, The Lord had me up praying and through His word he told me the strategy to get through this.. WORSHIP! that’s the key…worship! Put Jesus back on his throne where He belongs and worship who He is. Plain and simple.

Psalm 22:28
English Standard Version

28 For kingship belongs to the Lord,
    and he rules over the nations.

I know people are in many difficult situations..finances..health..provision..and on and on. But God… yes that’s it. But GOD!!! He is still on his throne. He is still King. That is never gonna change…Never! This is a season of trust for many for sure. When you come out the other side you will be better for it.. I’ve been there.. I know. It’s not easy but it’s worth it. You will be an approved vessel ready for service.

2 Timothy 2:15
15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved,[a] a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

He’s preparing us for the next…the more!! Praise God hallelujah and amen!!

Anyway, As I get ready to go back to bed The Lord says “what about Juke Box Hero” really Lord?? Ok , so I google.. FYI…Foreigner sings it…:)

Standing in the rain, with his head hung low
Couldn’t get a ticket, it was a sold out show
Heard the roar of the crowd, he could picture the scene
Put his ear to the wall, then like a distant scream

He heard one guitar, just blew him away

He saw stars in his eyes, and the very next day Bought a beat up six string, in a secondhand store
Didn’t know how to play it, but he knew for sure
That one guitar, felt good in his hands
Didn’t take long, to understand
Just one guitar, slung way down low
Was a one way ticket, only one way to go
So he started rockin’, ain’t never gonna stop
Gotta keep on rockin’, someday gonna make it to the top And be a juke box hero, got stars in his eyes
He’s a juke box hero
He took one guitar (juke box hero, stars in his eyes)
Juke box hero, (stars in his eyes) he’ll come alive tonight

Source: LyricFind

WOW WOW WOW I have No idea why The Lord gave me this song other than Heard the roar of the crowd, he could picture the scene
Put his ear to the wall, then like a distant scream
.
… To me I believe it’s confirmation to Find your ROAR in worship… Know who God is…Know who you are in God!

He heard one guitar, just blew him away

Even if it’s just one worshiping He hears you..

Was a one way ticket, only one way to go
So he started rockin’, ain’t never gonna stop

Never ever stop worshipping. We must worship no matter what we see or how we feel or our circumstance or situations that we are in. Worship is powerful! It’s the key for such a time as this.

So, what is worship? Glad ya asked… reading the word of God back to him. Decreeing and Declaring scriptures is a great way to worship. Singing and Dancing before God. Worship music obviously… whatever comes from your heart to God is good! So open wide and get to it. It’s simply telling and reminding PaPa God who he is and in doing that peace, comfort and the love of the Father enters your room and envelops you which brings even more worship. Your heart can’t help but worship when you are in His holy presence. Try it.. you will be comforted and at peace because it focuses on God and not on the situation or circumstance that are trying to get you off focus of what’s important… Who God is and whom you are in Him Jesus is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He is still on His throne in control so worship Him and just watch what He does!

It’s time to ROAR people like never before. God hears you I know this for a fact.. He told me he’s listening … I’ll share that word in a few days…

Jesus is the Lion of Judah… and He is on his throne

Revelation 5:5
And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.

The word of God tells us the devil prowls around like a roaring lion

1 Peter 5:8-10


English Standard Version



Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. 10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

So it’s time to ROAR like the Lion of Judah instead of like the devil. Let’s stop giving voice to fear and panic and worship the one true king!

To keep it plain and simple in this panicked world..

  1. Get real with God
  2. Worship is the key
  3. Find your ROAR!!!

Little something to get ya started.. kinda perfect huh?

I pray Blessings of Health and Peace to each of you:)

Living My Beautifully Messy Life

ROARING with you…Rachell Reed

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