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

25 February 2010

As We Forgive Our Debtors

"And forgive us our debts, as we have
forgiven our debtors."
Matthew 6:9

Last night as this Word was ministered to us in service, the Lord reminded me of His answer to my prayer and His performance of His Word in my life.  Four months ago the Lord spoke to me through this same Word to forgive and cancel some debt that someone owed to us and had been paying on monthly as per our agreement. This wasn't necessarily something that was going to be "in our budget" as that monthly income was something we depended upon as well, but in obedience and in faith to what the Lord put on my heart and had spoken, we did this, and now four months later He forgave and canceled a debt that we were paying on that was much larger. Glory!
Our God is a God of His Word. He watches over His Word to perform it. He is faithful and just, and I am so greatful for the Holy Spirit to lead me and guide me into His perfect will. God loves us and has a plan for our redemption and our blessing, and as we just surrender all and listen for His leading, He takes us there. He has SO much more for us than we can imagine, but He wants us submitted to His will and led by His Spirit. I give glory to my Father for His great love and faithfulness. Amen and amen

23 February 2010

Testimony of God's Goodness

"And when you were dead in your trespasses
and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He
made you alive together with Him, having
forgiven us all our transgressions, having
canceled out the certificate of debt consisting
of decrees against us and which was hostile
to us; and He has taken it out of the way,
having nailed it to the cross.  When He had
disarmed the rulers and authorities, He
made a public display out of them, having
triumphed over them through Him."
Colossians 2: 13-15

I delight exceedingly in giving testimony this morning of God's goodness and faithfulness as He watches over His Word to perform it. Yesterday the Lord blessed us with some awesome news that He had canceled our remaining debt that we had been working on paying off over the last four years. Glory to God!! This remaining debt was truly a significant figure, and now God was pouring out His blessing, rebuking the devour and blessing us so that we could be a blessing.  This news came to me the day after completing a 21 day Daniel fast focused on seeing God open up the blessings and opportunities that He had provided for me to pursue this vision and dream that He had given me in "Operation: Free the Bride" to destroy debt and release prosperity into the hands of His bride. I was standing on His Word in Isaiah 58:6, "Is this not the fast which I have chosen, to loosen the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go free and to break every yoke?"  God has truly loosed the bonds of wickedness in our lives and broken the yoke, for debt is bondage and He is breaking that bondage and yoke, and setting the oppressed free!
I give this testimony for God's glory, but also as one of encouragment for others to know and receive the love and faithfulness of God for themselves, that He is moving on our behalf as we trust and walk with Him, obeying His leading and aligning our lives with His Word. He IS rebuking the devour for us. As we seek first His kingdom, all these other things WILL be added to us. As we bring our tithes and offering into the storehouse, He WILL open up the windows of heaven and pour out on us a blessing that there is not room enough to receive it, and He WILL rebuke the devour for our sakes. God is good, and He is faithful. He DOES watch over His Word to perform it. He is our Father, and He has good plans for us to success and prosper, and as we align our lives with His Word and His will, those plans WILL manifest.

I praise You, Lord. I give You all the glory and honor due Your name. I thank You for Your faithfulness and Your everlasting mercy. I thank You for blessing me so that I can be a blessing. I thank You for moving in this area of debt cancelation in my life, and ask You to multiply this seed of blessing for the purpose of blessing others out of debt as well. I thank You, Lord, for breaking the bondage of debt and setting us free as truly kingdom children should be. And I thank You, Lord, for more of these testimonies as You go about breaking the yokes and bondags of debt, setting us free and blessing us so that we can be a blessing. All glory and honor are Yours, Jesus.  Amen and amen

18 February 2010

Drawing the Line and Opening the Floodgates

It's time to draw the bloodline. It's time to decide and declare what kingdom you're in, what belongs there and what does not. It's time to decide what you stand for, who you're standing with and why you're standing there. It's time to draw the bloodline and not give the devil any room to steal and rob from you anymore. It's time to apply the blood of Jesus over our lives, over our families, over our finances and over everything we hold dear. It's time for us to REALLY BELIEVE in the power of that blood, what it accomplished, what it purchased and what it defeated at Calvery. There IS power in the blood. There IS victory in the blood of Jesus and in His name.
It's time to draw the line on the fear. It's time to draw the line on the shame. It's time to draw the line on the addiction, and the sickness and infirmity that continues to plaque and hinder you. It's time to bring an end to the schemes of the devil and release the fullness of God's power through your faith in the blood and through your praise in your assured victory. It's time to stand, walk and live in the kingdom of God that lives within us. It's time. It's God's time. It's kingdom time. It's victory time.
Lord, we declare the kingom of heaven is at hand, it's within us, and we draw the bloodline and stand in our position in the kingdom seated with You at the right hand of the Father. We resist the devil and he flees. We apply and appropriate the blood of Jesus over our lives, over our homes, over our families and over our finances, and we declare them all brought under the power of that blood, redeemed from the curse and restored to life and wholeness. We thank You, Jesus, for all You did for us at Calvery. We thank You for giving Your life, shedding Your blood and being the sacrificial Lamb that paid for our sins and paid the full price for our debt. We give You our lives, surrendering fully to the leading of Your Holy Spirit, and we align ourselves with Your Word as testimony to the world that we are Your very Body and continuing the works that You did here on earth. We thank You, Lord, that those things You did, we will do also, and greater things will we do because You go to the Father. Thank You, Jesus, for daily interceding for us, for hearing and answering our prayers and for glorifying Yourself in us.

And now, Father, as we stand in our position in the kingdom, You said in Your Word to ask You for rain in the later rain, so we ask You today, open the floodgates of heaven, and let it rain, let it rain! Open the floodgates of heaven. Let it rain, let it rain!

"Ask the Lord for rain
In the time of the latter rain."
Zechariah 10:1

15 February 2010

Drawing The Line

"Yet with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver
in unbelief, but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God,
and being fully assured that what He had promised,
He was able also to perform."
Romans 4:21,21

I declare this day that I will not waver in unbelief, but I will grow strong in my faith, knowing that what my God has promised, He WILL perform.  I will not shrink back.  I will not throw away my confidence which has a great reward, for I have need of endurance, so that when I have done the will of God, I will receive what He has promised.  My God has promised that as I seek first His kingdom that everything else will be added to me, and He has promised that when I am obedient and faithful to bring my tithes and offerings into the storehouse (putting His house first) that He will open up for me the windows of heaven, and He will pour out a blessing upon me that there's not room enough to receive it, and He will rebuke the devour for my sake.
This day I draw the line on the devil.  Standing in my covenant position, I declare that he has no legal right to me and my finances.  I declare that I am in covenant with the God and Creator of the universe, and no devil in hell can come near my dwelling place.  I declare that he has no power and no legal right to cross this blood line.  This blood line defeated and disarmed him 2010 years ago.  Poverty and lack were stripped of their powers.  The curse of poverty was broken and my life was purchased and redeemed from that curse and positioned in the kingdom for blessing.  I apply and appropriate that blood over my life, over my family and over my church, and I receive what it accomplished for us and declare a reversal to the circumstances in the name of Jesus.
The blood of Jesus speaks loud and clear over my life.  The blood of Jesus speaks of my freedom and my prosperity.  The blood of Jesus speaks of my kingdom position and authority.  The blood of Jesus speaks of my divine health and redemption.  And on these truths I stand, unwavered by the visible circumstances, and I speak truth, life, prosperity and grace, grace to the mountain.  The mountain MUST fall and bow to the name and the blood of Jesus.  It has no choice but to bow and obey.  I decree it, I declare it, and I appropriate it in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.  Amen and amen

(Rom 4:20; Heb 10:35,36; Matt 6:30; Mal 3:10,11; Zech 4:7)

13 February 2010

It Is Good That We Were Afflicted

"It is good for me that I was afficted,
That I may learn Your statutes.
The law of Your mouth is better to me
Than thousands of gold and silver pieces."
Psalm 119: 71-72

Lord, the understanding of Your law and Your ways are precious to us. To know You and to be led by You, to have Your life lived out of us, that is more valuable to us than tens of thousands of gold and silver pieces. No amount of money can replace the treasure of knowing You personally and intimately, of hearing those personal Words of guidance and encouragement from You. We're learning, Lord, to appreciate the afflictions, the pains and the sufferings that we encounter through our life's journey, that in them we may grow to know and depend on You more, that through them we may be strengthened through Your Word and Your Spirit. We thank You that through them we are becoming more than conquerors, we are truly becoming victorious.  We thank You that through our afflictions we learn to dig deep into our spiritman, we learn to draw and put a demand upon the anointing, the true life source of Christ hidden within us, and we come out conquerors, victorious and overcomers to this world and to it's demands and challenges. We thank You, Lord, that through our afflictions the life of Christ in us is magnified and You are glorified. 
So, Lord, we rejoice and give thanks for all that we go through, knowing that the testing of our faith produces endurance and patience, and we let this patience and endurance have it's perfect work that we will be perfect and complete and lacking in nothing. We want to be perfected in You, Jesus, for You are the TRUE Conqueror. You conquerered death, hell and the grave. There is NOTHING that You cannot accomplish through us as we yield and give all to You.  Amen and amen

12 February 2010

The God of All Grace

"And after you have suffered for a little while,
the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ,
will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you."
1 Peter 5: 10

I love that phrase "the God of all grace" because there are SO many graces, and He is the Lord and God of them all, and the one you need at the time, He makes abound to you when you draw upon Him for it. Jesus, the God of all grace, gives us a special grace that allows us to join with Him in "the fellowship of His sufferings" for a season, "for a little while" that we may be perfected in Him, and He then pours out a new grace that reveals His glory and takes us into our victory. I love that He's the one that perfects, confirms, strengthens and establishes us. I love that we can yield, follow and identify with Him and then He does the ultimate of what we be perfected, confirmed, strengthened and established. What we need is IN Him, joined at His heart and conformed to His death that HIS life in us may be revealed and established.

Lord, we thank You that You are the God of all grace. We thank You that You love us with an unconditional and an everlasting love and that You are working all things together for our good. We thank You for the grace of longsuffering and perserverence, for the grace to walk through the trials and challenges of life that cause us to come to the cross, die daily to our old man and draw upon Your life and strength. Thank You for each days measure of grace that's sufficient for that day and that circumstance. Thank You that You watch over us, keeping and guarding us from being consumed by our enemies. We thank You, Lord, that You have great plans for us, plans for good and not for evil, plans to give us a future and a hope, and after we have "suffered for a little while", after we have been tested and refined by the fire, You, the God of all grace, will perfect us, confirm us, strengthen and establish us. You WILL be glorified in and through us. That is our desire too, Lord, that You be glorified in us. So have Your way, Lord. We yield to You and Your wisdom. We yield to all that You want to do in and through us that the life of Christ may be seen in us, that we may be "living epistles, seen and read by all men".  Amen and amen

11 February 2010

All Grace Abounds to Us

"And God is able to make all grace abound to you,
that always having sufficiency in everything,
you may have an abundance for every good deed."
2 Corinthians 8: 8

O Lord, we thank You for this promise, that You are able to make ALL grace abound to us, all kinds of grace, and especially the kind of grace that we need for that moment and hour in time. We thank You that when we call and draw from You, the Source of all grace, that You make that special grace that we need ABOUND to us, that more than just having sufficiency we would now have an abundance for that good work and that good deed that we are called to do and in need of it for.
You are the grace giver, Jesus.  You are the One that we draw from.  You are the One that supplies seed to the sower and bread for food and will supply and multiply our seed for sowing and increase the fruits of our righteousness.  We thank You that it's YOU, Jesus, that we look to, it's You that is our source.  You cause all grace to abound to us when we trust and depend upon You. Thank You for teaching us this, Lord. Thank You for allowing us to go through the dry times and desert of lack to cause us to tap into the true Source of our supply.  You are our supplyline. You are who we look to and depend upon. No other god, no other source will we look to, for You alone are what and who we need. You alone will meet all of our needs, not only financially, but spiritually, physically and emotionally. You are our Healer, our Counselor, our Peace, our Strength, our Deliverer and Redeemer and the Lover of our soul. Thank You, Jesus, for giving us life and giving it to us abundantly. We owe you our life and we give it to You fully and withholding nothing.
We are Yours, Jesus. Take our lives and be glorified in them. Amen and amen

05 February 2010

In Everything We Give Thanks

"Now will I arise, says the Lord,
because the poor are oppressed,
because of the groans of the needy;
I will set him in safety and in the salvation
for which he pants.
Psalm 12: 5 (Amp)

Lord, in everything we give thanks, for this is the will of God for us.  We thank You for this wilderness season that You are bringing us out of.  We thank You for this pit of lack and debt that we have been in, for what the enemy has meant for evil, God, You have used for our good. You have brought us to a greater knowledge and understanding of You. You have caused us to know and depend on You alone, strengthening our faith and our trust in You as our Provider, our Healer, our Deliverer, our Couselor, our very strength and peace. You have replaced the desires and pleasures of this world with a passion to know You intimately. You have brought us together in unity as family, breaking walls of division and denominations. You have stripped us of ourselves and brought humility and divine order. You have delivered us and unloosed the bonds of wickedness of fears and intimidations that have kept us from declaring who You are in us. Jesus, we thank You for this new strength that is arising, a new unity, a new authority that we stand in. We thank You for the work of Your Spirit that has taken place in us in this season in the wilderness and this pit that we've been in. We thank You that You are reaching down and pulling us, Your beloved bride, out of this pit and setting her feet upon the rock of her Redeemer.  We thank You that anger is arising in You against the rage of our enemies and You are awaking and stirring up for us the justice and vindication that You have commanded.  We thank You, Lord, for Your mercy, because the poor are oppressed and because of the groans of the needy, You are arising and setting them in the safety and salvation for which they long and pant for.
We thank You, Jesus, our Redeemer, our strength and fortress, our deliverer, the horn of our salvation. You are mighty, and You are awesome. There is none like You. You are worthy of all praise. You are high and lifted up. You are the King of kings, and the Lord of lords, the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the Author and the Finisher of our faith. You, Jesus, be exalted in the heavens and in the earth. All glory and honor is due Your name. Amen and amen