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Court Room Psalm

I had a dream last night that I was on the stand in a court room.  Many questions where being asked of me.  The last question I answered the lawyer (Holy Spirit) had a rebuttal that He spoke in a Psalm to correct my thought process.  This is what He said:

Court Room Psalm

When the ravishing locust try to overtake you,

and the storms of life try to capsize you,

you will not be moved.

For your God is the all consuming One.

His power no foe can withstand.

For He crushed the head of your enemy,

and pierced the darkness with His light.

Those who try to destroy you will only be left naked and abandoned, forsaken in the wilderness.

They trust not in the Lord, but only in their lofty goods.

But the Lord covers those who love Him.

He lavishes them with fine riches, adorns them with extravagant garments.

His abundance over takes them, it abounds to no end.

His desires toward you are good and his thoughts are pure.

His eye is on you always,

And you will not be put to shame.

Your days will be lengthy, your life forever great.

For the Lord loves those who exalt Him,

their lives are eternally blessed. ~Selah

By Rosemarie Hilton (Holy Spirit inspired)


ABC’s of God’s Encouraging Word


If you are Angry you’re not Asking (James 4:2, John 16:24)

If you are Bitter you’re not Believing (Mk.16:15-18, Mk.11:23)

Trouble Coping go to the Comforter (Ps.23)

If you’re Devastated you’re not Devoted (Ezra 7:9-10, Rom. 12:10)

When you’re Envious go get Emerged (James 3:16, Mt.28:19)

When you’re in Fear you’re not in Faith (Heb.11-1, Rom.10:17)

When you’re Greedy you’re not Giving (Lk.6:38, Prov. 15:27)

If you’re Hurting be Hopeful (1Thess.5:8-9, Ps.42:5)

When you’re Insecure you’re not In Christ (1Cor.15:57-58, Rev.20:4-6)

When you’re Jealous you’re not Joyful (Prov.10:28, Acts 2:28)

If you’re Keeping you’re not being Kind (Prov. 14:21)

When you’re Lazy you’re not Learning (Phil. 4:8-9)

When you’re Mean you’re not Ministering (Matt.28:18-19, 1Cor.13:4-7)

When you’re Negative you’re not Nurturing (1 Thess. 5:14-18)

If your Overwhelmed you’re not in Obedience (1Pet. 1:13-16)

When you Panic you’re not Praising (Ps.139:14, 33:1-2, Js.5:13)

If you’re in a Quandary then you’re not Quenched (Mt.12:18-20)

When you’re Raging you’re not Resting (Ps.91)

If your Strapped you’re not Seeking (Matt. 6:33)

If your Troubled you’re not Trusting (Prov.3:5, Prs.56:3-4)

When you’re Unsure get Under the Blood (John 16:33)

If you’re Vexed go Volunteer (Phil. 2:1-4)

If your Worrying you’re not Worshiping (Jn.4:24, Ps.138:2)

Want to eXcel go to the eXtraordinary (Ps.72:11, Phil.4:13)

If your Yearning you’re not Yielding (Mk.9:35, 1Pet.2:6,Dan. 4:37)

When you have Zero confidence go to Zion (Rom. 11:26-29)

Rape, Revenge, and Repentance (Genesis 34)

Rape, Revenge, and Repentance (Genesis 34)

Dinah was a free spirited, beautiful young woman. She was the only girl of ten brothers.  She ventured out alone with no permission, unattended out into the big city to visit with the daughters of the land. (v34:1). This was a new and exciting place for her, the land of Shechem, where her parents, Jacob and Leah, and the rest of the family bought land to live on (Gen. 33:19).  Perhaps being naive and innocent, she was unaware of what would await her in Shechem.  Rape, sexual defilement, embarrassment, and shame was thrust upon her, taking away all innocence of her being, as Shechem, the prince of the country intruded and invaded her soul. (v.2)

But this was more than just sex.  A soul tie had been formed, which happens when one has sex, at least he recognized this, as his desire for her grew so much to the point of begging his father to arrange a marriage between the two, in spite of how this dishonorable union came about. (v.3-8). So Hamor, Shechems father, went to Jacob and did as his son request. (v.8-12) But Dinah’s brothers were furious and plot to kill Shechem, his father and all the men in their city.  They did this by a false agreement saying, “We cannot do this thing and give our sister to one who is not circumcised, for that would be a reproach and disgrace to us.  But we do consent to do this: if you will become as we are and every male among you be circumcised, then we will give our daughters to you and we will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you and become one people.” (v.14-16)

Shechem, his father, and all their men agreed and were circumcised.  On the third day Jacobs sons went into their country and killed all the men, including Shechem and Hamor, and plundered the land.  (v.25-29)  Then they retrieved their sister from the house of Shechem as they intended in their hearts to do.

Now this brought fear and shame upon Jacob, when hearing of this, knowing that his people would now be sought after.  The sons tried to justify their actions, by saying, “Should he (Shechem) be permitted to deal with our sister as a harlot?”

But as we know, two wrongs don’t make a right.

Jacob, being the God fearing man that he was, announced to the people that early in the morning they must journey to Bethel and worship and seek council of the Lord. (Gen. 35:3-4) When they did, God showed up!  (Gen. 35:5)  Since Jacob sought wise council as he worshiped and prayed to God the Father, he was covered and protected.  The enemy could not pursue him and prevail. (Gen. 35:5) 

We see here that although Dinah, in her innocence, was still disobedient by not letting her parents know of her actions.  Had she mentioned to her parents what she was going to do, they may have sent someone with her to keep her protected.  Being at a time when women were not respected or looked upon with high esteem, she should have known of the dangers.  Never the less, a choice was made that caused a spiral effect of destruction.

I’m reminded of a friend who told me of a choice she made to elope as a teenager with a young man who she only knew a short time.  Soon after she was caught in a web of deceit, fear, anxiety and disaster.  She found herself being stabbed, beaten (on many occasions) and cheated on.  He impregnated a co-worker who she worked closely with.  This broke her heart, not only hers but the co-workers husband, who when finding out about the pregnancy, after wanting to have a child with his wife for such a long time, killed himself in his car in the garage.

I mention these accounts, not to place blame, but to open our eyes to the fact that there is a covering needed from our earthly fathers and most of all, our Father in heaven.  We must hear Gods voice in order to make right choices and honor him. We also must hear the voice of the leaders of our homes, the fathers and husbands who are to rise up and take responsibility for their families, just as Jacob did, even though his children were at fault.  Sometimes we make choices to do things on our own, be it out of curiosity, rebellion, or to remedy a painful shame that’s so deep we feel the only way to cure it is to do what we may thing is right, but the Word of God says that, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.” (Proverb 16:25)   

Dinah, Shechem, Jacob sons, and many of us make choices on our own, without seeking the Lord first.  Sometimes those choices can bring about destructive consequences to many lives. Spending time in God’s presence in prayer and worship helps us to discover His wisdom that protects us in our daily decisions for our lives.  ~Rosemarie Hilton

The Gift by Rosemarie Hilton (2011 archives)

A FREE gift from the Father through Christ Jesus, no strings attached.

Just say YES and RECEIVE it. No Performances or deeds, just RECEIVE.”

Like a gift that is wrapped so beautifully on Christmas morning. You look, open it and embrace it, put it on and wear it, walk in it, but know that it’s yours forever and no one can take it away.  You only can give it away, by totally rejecting it.  As you wear your gift that is free, people will want it; will ask where did you get such a wonderful gift, this gift that changed your life, your appearance, your countenance.  Then you tell them, “It’s free!

But then, others who have the gift begin to tell you now that you have this gift, you must speak this way or do this act or move in a way you’ve never experienced.  They start to warn you that you don’t truly have the gift unless you perform with your body in such a way that others can truly see how the gift works.  This causes you to deny that you have this free gift.  So you put the free gift on the shelf, because it’s too hard to work for it.

But for those who reject the gift or even receive it, by putting it on the shelf, and allow it to collect dust, mold or mildew, no one else would have the privilege to see it, it will remain in the darkness, as though it were never taken nor opened.  No one would know of this glorious gift you have, this amazing blessing! Only you would know.  And you think about it from time to time, but eventually you forget you have it, as things begin to pile upon it, covering its beauty; stress, fear, frustration, anger, anxiety.  Until one day it’s covered in darkness.

Then a small still voice speaks to you of this gift you have.  You begin to search for it, as you search you begin to hope that it’s not lost forever, this wonderful gift, as you continue to search for it the layers of darkness fall away, the fear, stress and anxiety you once known dissipates the closer you get to seeing the light of this magnificent gift.  The last layer comes off and there it is! The gift, the beautiful life giving gift you once celebrated.  You begin to tear it open, layer by layer, piece by piece.  Each step your heart flutters, you can feel the beating in your chest for the excitement is so overwhelming.  There it is! The gift, the light, the shining beautiful gift of Life.  You embrace it, you nurture it, you wear it, and you walk in it, never letting it go.  Tears stream from your eyes with joy, peace and relief.   Nothing else matters, no stress, fear, problem can penetrate, because this gift out shines them all.

Your life begins to change each day as you walk in the knowledge of this free gift.  Then one day those things that the others once spoke of begin to fall upon you like a warm cozy blanket from above, fitting perfectly.  With every encounter more gifts, different gifts begin to rise in you as you embrace them.  You desire them, you long for more of them, because you know they are your special gifts.  Not endowed upon you by man, but given from your heavenly Father, which no one can take credit for, because all praise, honor and glory you give to Him that loves you.

Written by Rosemarie Hilton (inspired by the Holy Spirit)