IN DEBT to the Believer and the Unbeliever
"Both to Greeks and to barbarians
(to the cultured and the uncultured), both to the wise and to the foolish,
I have an obligation to discharge and a duty to perform and a debt to pay."
Romans 1:14 (Amp
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26 September 2018

Taking Our Seat as His Bride - We Win!

Photo by Constance Woods

     Searching for my identity and calling I remember years ago during a Wednesday night "School of the Spirit" service, my pastor was teaching on the 5 fold ministry gifts: the apostle, the prophet, the teacher, the pastor and the evangelist. I remember asking the Lord after listening to it all, "Lord, what am I? What have You made me to be?" And I remember Him quickly and simply saying, "My bride." I was surprised by His answer, but I remember it giving me such a peace and release. It was like a blanket that just settled over me. He didn't want me looking at a title or ministry gifting for my identity, but He wanted me looking to Him and to my relationship with Him. It wasn't about what I could do FOR Him, but who I was TO Him. I was His bride, His beloved, His pearl of great price, and He just wanted me to BE His bride and love Him with all my heart and soul and be there with and for Him. I remember the feeling of that performance mentality falling off of me and that I didn't have to DO anything. I didn't have to teach or preach or prophesy, I just needed to love Him and be His bride. It was a very freeing and liberating experience.

     I believe that's what He wants for all of us--to just love Him and seek Him with our whole heart. It's the only thing He can't provide for Himself--OUR LOVE. And it's our gift that we give back to Him.

"We love because He first loved us." 
1 John 4:19

     So as I take my seat as His bride I know I am fulfilling my call and place in His heart. As I take my seat as His bride I take it as His helpmate and life partner, and I take it at a place that I know and hear His heart and can move and act upon His promptings. Together we see from His heavenly perspective, and together we release heaven into the earth. It's not a place of striving, but a place of abiding, a place of intimacy, and a place of authority, because I am one with Him, and He has given us His name to use. It's the name of Jesus, the name above every name, the name by which every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that He is Lord. (Phil 2:9-11)

     Let each of us take our seat. Let's take our authority IN Christ IN our seat as His bride. Let's rise up as the Church and as His Bride and leverage our intimacy with Christ and use the authority He's given us over the schemes and works of the enemy, over the "accuser of the brethren", over the "liar and thief". He comes only to steal, kill and destroy. He comes only to divide and bring unrest and division. Let's rise up into a higher realm, the realm and seat of authority we were created for, and take on the mind of Christ, aligning our hearts and minds with HIS through the renewing of our minds with the Word of God. It is our sword of truth, and TOGETHER with God WE WIN!

"Take the helmet of salvation and the
sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with 
all kinds of prayer and requests. With this
in mind, be alert and always keep on praying
for all the Lord's people.
Ephesians 6:17-18

24 September 2018

God Wants His Bride Free From Debt - Take Your Seat


     God wants us to know our identity, who we are in Him. God gave His Son, and His Son gave His life so that we could be free from Debt and from every sin, sickness and oppression. His blood paid it all. His blood paid for it in FULL and released us from the captivity and enslavement of all of it here on the earth.
     God's done all He's going to do. Now it's our job and responsibility to RECEIVE by FAITH what Jesus did, to embrace it and walk in it. As we do this we must also renew our mind to align with God's Word so that our thinking is like His and therefore our actions and choices are aligned with His. That's why it's important that we read and meditate on God's Word daily.

"Do not be conformed to this world, but be 
transformed by the renewing of your mind,
 that you may know the good, acceptable
 and perfect will of God."
Romans 12:1,2

     God wants us to know who we are. We are His children, we are sons and daughters of God, joint heirs with Christ. When we receive Jesus in our hearts we become born again into a new creation in Christ.

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, 
he is a new creation in Christ, old things have 
passed away, behold all things have become new."
 2 Corinthians 5:17

"It's is no longer I who live, but Christ 
who lives in me; and the life which I now
live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God,
who loved me and gave Himself up for me."
Galatians 2:20
 
 We become a new man and a new woman. Our slate is washed clean, and now we're living IN this world, but we're not OF this world. (John 15:19) We become debtors to this world, in debt to share with them the new life in us and the new life that's available to them through Christ in us.

"I am a debtor both to the Greeks and to 
barbarians, both to wise and to unwise. 
So, as much as in me, I am ready to preach
 the gospel to you who are in Rome also.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ,
 for it is the power of God to salvation 
for everyone who believes, for the Jew first
and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness
of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written
'The just shall live by faith.'"
Romans 1"14-17

     God wants us to share freely and boldly our faith in the new life in Christ, because it's Christ who set us free, it's Christ who paid the price for our freedom and for our new life that's not bound in the ways of the world any longer. God's given us His Spirit to live a supernatural empowered life through. His Spirit will lead us and guide us into a life of righteousness and truth, a life that's empowered by His Spirit to live above the circumstances and out of a heavenly and a Kingdom dimension. Our decisions will be made from a higher realm and from our place and seat beside Him.

He "raised us up with Him, and seated us with
Him in heavenly places in Christ Jesus."
Ephesians 2:6

     It's our seat that He wants us to take to rule and reign with Him in the earth. It's our divine seat of authority IN Christ, and it's in this seat that we receive our assignment in the earth, the purpose we were created for, and we get clarification on it. And it's in this seat that God's perspective and power is released through you. Sooo.... 

TAKE YOUR SEAT!

01 November 2014

The Secret Place


God is calling us out of our busyness and into a place of intimacy and seeking His face - He's taking us back to our first love, back to the cross of repentance, cleansing, renewal, holiness and intimacy. He is drawing His Beloved Bride, the Church, out of her busyness and into her intimacy - into the secret place, into prayer and worship. It's a time of transition, learning to be still, learning to listen and wait on God, learning to be quiet and hear His voice. 

"He who dwells in the secret place
of the Most High God shall abide under
the shadow of the Almighty."
Psalms 91:1

We're learning about the Secret Place, that the Father is in there waiting for us to come and be with Him so He can speak to us.

"But you when you pray, go into your room,
and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father
who is in the secret place; and your Father
who sees in secret will reward you openly."
Matthew 6:6

It's about cultivating a heart of intimacy in the secret place, consecrating your heart to Him, dedicating and devoting your time and attention to knowing Him personally and intimately. We do this through prayer, through talking to Him and reading His Word, through sitting quietly and listening for His voice, through meditation and worship, and through learning to follow the flow of the Spirit.




More Secret Place words from the heart of God

07 October 2014

Back To His Heart

INTIMACY

     When You said, "Seek My face", 
my heart said, "Your face, Lord, I will seek."
Psalm 27:8

     To be filled and full and flooded with light, to be one with You, Jesus, this is what I desire....I want to walk in the fullness of who I am IN You, in the fullness of the love and compassion, the power and the authority, the wisdom and grace that You walked in while You were on the earth.  It's in this place of intimacy that we will be Your windows that You can pour out of. It's in this place of intimacy that we will know and share a heart with You so that we will be able to share Your heart with others. And it's in this place of intimacy that everything in and of the world fades away in the light of You as our focus and passion to know and touch Your heart becomes our primary goal.
     Bring us back into this intimacy with You, Jesus.
Bring us back to the heart of worship where it's ALL about You....
it's all about You, Jesus.




03 October 2014

WE Are the Windows



"Bring all the tithes into the storehouse,
that there may be food in My house,
and try Me now in this," says the Lord of hosts,
"If I will not open for you the windows of heaven
and pour out for you such blessing
that there is not room enough to receive it.
And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes."
Malachi 3:10,11

     The Lord woke me in the middle of the night recently with this Word and revelation in my Spirit as He began to show me His Bride of Destiny IN this place of Glory with Him (having attained to the resurrection - Phil 3:11). She was now looking down over His house and the people and saying, "Open up the windows of heaven in me and pour out a blessing from me that there's not room enough to receive it, and rebuke the devour for their sake."  Her heart of love from this position of Glory was being opened up over His house and His family and pouring out "the riches of His Glory" upon them. His LOVE was being poured out from her through an expression of financial blessing out of the heart of His Bride from her place of Glory IN Him!  He was showing me WE are His windows that He wants to pour out of, but He has been drawing us UP into this resurrection place of Glory by His side so that He and WE/together may BE that window of heaven to pour out His blessing that there is not room enough to receive it, and that He (and we IN Him) may rebuke the devour for His name's sake.
     God says in His Word, "Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." (Matt 6:21)  He doesn't want our money, He wants our heart, but our heart follows our money (our treasure). When we align our heart with His Word and His will by putting Him and His house first, sowing to the Spirit, our heart follows our treasure, and our heart is IN His house showing our priorities of Him being first in our lives. By doing this we connect with His heart of LOVE, and He uses us to BE His windows to pour out through. We become His windows of heaven that He pours out His heavenly blessings of LOVE out of and upon others.

     Lord, we thank You that we are seated with You in heavenly places, that we ARE Your Bride, individually and corporately. We thank You that we ARE Your windows that You desire to pour Your power, Your love, and Your blessings out of.  Jesus, this IS Kingdom time. It IS harvest time. It IS time to gather and bring the harvest into their place and inheritance in the Kingdom. And Jesus, You have given to Your Body many ways and avenues to reach these people, You have given many gifts and anointings, and as we take our seat beside You, as we take our position at Your side, we ask You to unlock those gifts and anointings, we ask You to unlock the treasures and finances of our inheritance in this hour that we may BE Your windows to pour out of and touch the hearts and lives of Your people and children for Your glory and for Your name's sake.  We thank You, Jesus, that You hold nothing back, that there is NO lack IN You, and that as Your Bride, we are partnering with You to bless and manifest Your Kingdom in the earth in this hour. We thank You, Jesus, that as we sow our treasures through the tithe and through our offerings into Your house, putting You first in our lives, we connect with Your heart, and You open up IN us and THROUGH us Your windows of heavenly blessing upon our lives and upon the lives of others. So, Lord, we thank You for this supernatural outpouring from Your heavenly throneroom in Jesus mighty name. You are revealing Yourself as Redeemer and Deliverer and as our true Provider. Amen


05 October 2013

His Indescribable Love

"And there I will meet with you,
and I will speak with you from above
the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim
which are on the ark of the Testimony, about
everything which I will give you in commandment
to the children of Israel."
Exodus 25:22

I love living in the Father's house. I love having access to His heart. 
One day I shared my heart and my need with Him saying, "Father, I need to know Your love for me, REALLY know Your love. I love You with all my heart, with all my mind and with all my soul, but I really need to know YOUR love for me. Reveal Your love to me, Father I pray, in a deeper and fresher way."

As I spoke these words the Father looked at me with His gentle eyes, and then He took my hand and led me back into a small enclosed room where the mercy seat was located. It was a holy place. It was an intimate place, a place hidden away from the busyness of the banquet room of His celebration. And as we stood there together looking at the mercy seat, He stepped on one side of it as I stood on the other.....and then He held both His hands out and down toward the mercy seat and He said, "This is My love for you. My Son's blood lays upon this seat as a sign and testament of My love for you. His blood was poured out for you because of MY LOVE for you. He demonstrated My love for you with His very life. My love for you flows over this mercy seat and into your life through the Spirit of My Son Jesus that lives IN you and by His blood that runs through your very veins. My daughter, because of what Jesus did for Me and for you so that you would be reunited back into right relationship with Me and so that we could have this personal and intimate relationship together, and because you have received this gift by faith, it's no longer you that's living anymore, but it's My Son Jesus that's living in you and through you.  And because of His blood that was poured out for you, you now have access into all of My kingdom, into all My power and riches. Now everything that is Mine is yours. I hold nothing back from you, but I give you access to all of My kingdom. It's your inheritance. It's yours for the receiving whenever you reach for it. And because of Jesus My power, My wisdom, My favor, and My divine health and wealth is at your very disposal. There is no greater way that I can show and express My love to you than to show and remind you of what it took to have this place together. Jesus gave His life....and I gave My Son. This mercy seat is precious to Me. It's a constant and eternal reminder to Me of the price that was paid so that we could be together as one. My heart longs for all My family to know this love. Many times, like yourself, they need to be reminded and brought back to this place. When you see and feel the testimony of My love for you through this blood poured out on this mercy seat for you, it is beyond even My words. My heart of love lies upon this altar crying out to you and to My family to receive and come back to Me. It's the longing of My heart. So my daughter....stay here awhile and just look upon this expression of My love, and just let the Holy Spirit reveal this love to you in a deeper and fresher way. Feel the depth of My love for you as you stay here, and just ponder it awhile. Know I love you as no one else can. You are My precious possession, My pearl of great price, My treasure, the apple of My eye, and I love you with an everlasting love."





Matt 22:37; Ex 25:22; 1 Pet 1:18,19; Heb 9:12; 
Rom 5:8; Gal 2:20; Eph 3:12; John 17:10; Eph 1:11;
John 3:16; Matt 13:45-46; 2 Cor 4:7; Ps 17:8; Jer 31:3