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

10 December 2011

Flip the Switch

"Let God arise,
Let His enemies be scattered."
Psalm 68:1

Let GOD arise! Let GOD arise! Let GOD arise! 
Let our enemies be scattered!

Let FAITH arise, let fear and doubt be scattered!
Let TRUTH arise, let lies and deception be scattered!
Let LOVE arise, let hate and anger be scattered!
Let GENEROSITY arise, let lack and poverty be scattered!
Let COURAGE arise, let CONFIDENCE arise, let POWER arise, 
let weakness and insecurity be scattered!

Let GOD arise!  Let GOD ARISE!

As born again believers there is a resonant power on the inside of us. It is the power of God Himself. He's placed and deposited it in us by His Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the power generator within us. God is the Source of power or the "power company", and the Holy Spirit within us is the power generator or the "power plant", and we're the switch. As an extension of the Body of Christ all power and authority has been given to us, but if we don't "flip the switch" and activate this power, it will not flow and manifest the power that's been given to us for it to generate. It's through our faith and actions of acknowledging and taking this power within us and speaking, commanding and releasing God's will to come forth over the situation that we will see the results of that power manifest. Without faith and acting upon this faith, this resonant power within us will not be switched on and it will not flow and bring forth the signs, wonders and miracles that we are called and ordained to walk in.

So, Father God, we rejoice and thank You that You are the Source of all power and that You have placed Your very life and power within us. We thank You that all power and authority has been given to us by Your Holy Spirit, and in unity we flip that switch today. We flip the switch of that power and activate and release that divinely generated power within us. We will begin to command a blessing (by the authority given to us by the Name of Jesus) and call forth life, health and prosperity out of adverse circumstances. We declare and decree that we flip this switch today and step into a new place of authority, commanding Your truth and Your Word to manifest by the resonant and divine power of Your Holy Spirit within us as Your children and as Your very Body here on earth. Amen and Amen

Let GOD arise!  Let GOD arise!
Let our enemies be scattered!

27 November 2011

A Secret Place Dumpster

Yesterday I had the opportunity and blessing of being a part of a group from our church to join in the annual effort and outreach of a urban city church in their ministry of feeding the homeless which is something they have done for the last 23 years on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. This was quite an organized event that was made possible by the joining of many hands and hearts of other churches throughout the Body of Christ. It was an expression of the love and charity of Jesus to the needy and homeless. To be honest with you it was quite overwhelming to me to see such a massive need of poverty, lack and homelessness just within a small area in our own city. My heart was heavy but grateful at the same time, grateful for seeing the generous hands and heart of Jesus through His Body being extended to them.

During the orientation time for the workers and servers the leader and speaker prepared our hearts letting us be aware that many of these people that we were about to serve were so desperate for food that they would often dig in dumpsters to find food to eat. I was grieved by the picture of that, but the Holy Spirit pricked my heart as the speaker led us to Matt. 5:3 "Blessed is the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." and he reminded us that we, as a Church, should have this same spirit of desperation for God, a sense that we are poor in spirit and in desperate need of Him. The speaker challenged us by asking, "Are you desperate like they are? Are you poor in spirit and desperate for God and for His presence and the food and life of His Word?"

As a prophetic intercessor the Lord took hold of that word and began to show me His heart for His people and His Church. He showed me the darkness and desperation of the times and how He was using it to draw His Church to Himself, out of the clutches of the world and all its enticements and distractions and drawing our hearts and lives back to Himself. He began to show me my secret place, my prayer place, like it was a "secret place dumpster", a place that I was climbing into with a hungry and desperate heart for more of Him. It was a place that I could dig deep into His heart and into the deep things of God and feed upon His Word and promises and soak in His presence. I wanted to go back there. I was hungry and desperate for Him. And after the event of serving and ministering to these precious people I did. And in that secret place I began to meditate on this picture that the Lord had given me earlier, and as I meditated and leaned into His heart, I began to see thousands and thousands of people (almost like ants) coming out of the things of the world and climbing up into this "secret place dumpster", and as we joined our hearts together in desperation for Him, a spirit of repentance began to fall in there, and we began to pray, "Search me, O God, and know my heart and see if there be any hurtful and wicked way in me, and lead me in Your everlasting way." Then I began to see places in my heart that I had been blinded to before, remnants of the world and remnants of my old man that seemed to yet remain, things that did not glorify God and stood in the way of the full flow of His blessing and likeness in my life. I saw remnants of religion, of materialism, of idolatry, greed, pride and selfishness. I wanted it all gone, every bit of it. Some of this was of me and some of it was of the Body of Christ as a whole, for I was feeling the heart of God and the desperation of His longing Bride to be with Him in the pureness of her heart. 
But His love seemed to look past all of these things that had gotten my attention, and His love took hold of my heart and brought it close to His and into His divine embrace. And then His blood began to flow and wash over me and over everyone in that "secret place dumpster". Then His love and glory began to fill and illuminate that place and shine out of the top of it. His light and glory was shining forth into the darkness of the world from which we had come from. 

It was a beautiful experience. It was an experience of healing and redemption, an experience of His love covering a multitude of sins and His love never failing....never failing to heal, restore and redeem. I praise God for this experience and this picture that He used to encourage me in what He was doing during these desperate times. He let me see from His perspective as I touched His heart and stood in the gap for His Bride.

We are His Bride, and Jesus is drawing us out of the world and into His divine embrace, into His presence and power that we may be His life partner to glorify Him here on the earth. By His anointing we are called to lay hands on the sick and they will recover. We are called to preach the gospel and set at liberty them that are captive. His anointing to do this is received by grace alone through His presence. If you have not yet found or set aside a place for your "secret place", your personal prayer place, I encourage you to prioritize that and begin to seek God with all of your heart, to come into His divine embrace and know Him personally and intimately. Your life will never be the same, and He will use you for His glory and kingdom purpose, for He has brought you into the kingdom for such a time as this.

Ps. 91:1; Matt. 6:6

25 November 2011

The Divine Way

The Divine Way
Through Suffering to Glory

"In Christ's use of Scripture the most remarkable thing is this: He found Himself there; He saw there His own image and likeness. And He gave Himself to the fulfillment of what He found written there. It was this that encouraged Him under the bitterest sufferings, and strengthened Him for the most difficult work. Everywhere He saw traced by God's own hand the divine way: through suffering to glory. He had but one thought: to be what the Father had said He should be, to have His life correspond exactly to the image of what He should be as He found it in the Word of God." (Believer's Secret of Living Like Christ by Andrew Murray)

The Divine Way is through the cross, through the path of suffering to glory, through the path of sacrificial love, making sure the old man, the old nature, the old habits and ways are nailed to the cross and remain on the cross as you walk through your trials and the process of your sanctification. It's an opportunity for God to be glorified, for His glory to been seen and revealed through you as you walk and remain in the Spirit through them, and as you resist and refuse to let that old man come down from the cross, resisting and refusing to allow yourself to be angry, bitter or resentful, jealous, fearful, controlling or judgmental (as well as other carnal characteristics).  These are old ways and old habits of the old man that we must make sure remain nailed to the cross and dead.

The tests, trials and transition of suffering to glory, the divine way ordained of God into His glory, can be manifest in many ways: in our challenges through troubled relationships, through our financial challenges, through physical challenges in our body and health, and through challenges in our goals, dreams and life aspirations.

In troubled relationships we are challenged in our emotions to walk in love and forgiveness and to refuse to take the bait of Satan by taking up an offense when a person says or does something cruel or hurtful to you. We are challenged to keep that old man on the cross and to walk in the supernatural love and forgiveness of the living and resurrected Christ in us. 
In financial trials we are challenged to give and sow as the Spirit leads us to into the house of God and into the lives of the poor and the needy, keeping the old man and his fear of lack and not having enough upon the cross. We are challenged not to focus on ourselves and our needs, but to sow first out of our need into the lives of others by faith and with an expectation of divine provision from our true Source and Provider to meet our own personal needs. 
In our physical challenges of our body and health, we are challenged to stand on the Word of truth "by His stripes we are healed", standing on the victory and divine health that Jesus purchased for us by His blood and His death on the cross. We are challenged to resist yielding to, embracing and focusing on the symptoms of our body and physical ailments by making sure that those physical symptoms remain nailed to the cross while we embrace, confess and believe the truth of our healing and what has been purchased for us already. 
And in our dreams, goals and life aspirations, we are challenged to surrender them all to the will and divine purpose of God, to submit them and align them with God's Word and heart. We are challenged to keep this old man, our old driven and controlling nature upon the cross as our new regenerated man, the man made alive in Christ, is led by the Holy Spirit taking the steps that have been prepared for us already by the Father Himself. The sacrifice and surrender of our failures submitted to God always turns into something more glorious and beautiful, something that glorifies Him and advances the Kingdom of God in a greater way.

The divine way of suffering to glory was ultimately given to us through our example in Christ Jesus. As new creations crucified with Christ we are called to follow His example, to walk and live in the sacrificial love of Christ, and to make sure our old man and old nature remains on the cross so that we may live out a life empowered by Him through His Holy Spirit and glorify the Father.

Thank You, Jesus, for all that You did, for all that You purchased for us at the cross and for giving us an example to follow as well as the power within us by Your Holy Spirit to follow it. Help us to walk out our life's journey with You bringing You glory as we keep our old man and old nature nailed to the cross and as we walk, confess and live out the truths of who we are in Christ. May we come forth as gold, seeing the fruit of our walk with You here on earth as we disarm and break the powers of darkness through lives surrendered to Your service and empowered by Your Spirit. Amen and Amen

15 November 2011

A Broad Place of Abundance

"For my determined purpose is that I may know Him.
Philippians 3:10  Amp.

As I read and meditated on this one sentence in Philippians, I stood in this place of my present circumstances, and my eyes became focused on Jesus. My eyes and my countenance were lifted up to gaze upon the One that I was determined to know intimately and personally. 
Here I was, His daughter, His beloved, His life in me and my life in Him, a vessel that He had placed big dreams in, Kingdom visions and desires in her heart, a vessel given and yielded to be used for His glory. Then all of the sudden I saw His Spirit speeding towards me, reaching through time and space, and He grabbed me and fast forwarded me into the future, into a broad place. It was my Redeemer. It was His Holy Spirit, the Helper, that had apprehended me, that had taken me and redeemed me out of my present circumstances, and had brought me out into a broad place, a place of abundance, a place of great wealth, a place where my barns were full and my vats were overflowing with new wine and oil. I was standing in a place where my bank accounts and investments were full and overflowing, and my spirit and my mind were overflowing with new anointing and revelations. He had brought me into a broad place of abundance, a place where I was giving hundreds of thousands of dollars away, even millions, buying homes for people, paying off other people's debts and being His vessel of blessing. 
Then I saw that I was standing in a garden that was in full bloom. It stretched for miles and miles. It had grown from all the seeds that I had sown in the past, that had been watered by prayer and by His Spirit, and were now in full bloom. I was in a place of great blessing, flourishing in His garden, a garden that had been planted in faith and expectation of the blessing to follow. They were seeds that had been planted during the time of famine and lack and now had bloomed into the full fruit of their origin. He showed me that this garden stretched for miles and stretched across the oceans to other continents, into Africa and other countries that the seed had been scattered and sown into. It was a broad place, a huge garden, flourishing and abounding with much fruit and color. 
Then He showed me a large fountain in the garden and He said that I was that fountain, flowing forth with His knowledge, wisdom and life, flowing forth with His revelation and life giving Spirit. He showed me that I had tapped into the underground spring of water that flowed forth from His heart, and that as I stayed connected to His heart through fellowship and prayer that this spring of water would flow forth continually and water the garden and continue to give it life. He showed me that this broad place and flourishing garden is where He wanted me to live and to speak from throughout my days, that this was my life in Him as He had designed it for me. He showed me that this place was not of my imagination, but it was His image and His plan for me as I lived in the Spirit and walked with Him into it. 
Jesus is my Redeemer and He has redeemed me out of my present circumstances into His future and plan for my life, and He has revealed it to me by His Spirit. "For I know the plans that I have for you, plans for good and not for destruction, plans to give you a future and a hope...And you will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart."

Lord, thank You for this picture and image of Your heart and plan. Thank You that You have good plans for us and that as we seek You with all of our heart, we will find You and You will reveal them to us by Your Spirit. Thank You that our life is in You, it is in the Spirit, and that we are not governed and ruled by our natural circumstances but we are governed and ruled by what Your Word says. Our life is in You, our future is in You, and our hope is in You. You are all we need to live victoriously here on earth. You have made us more than conquerors. You have made us victorious in Christ Jesus who IS our life and source. Amen and amen

Ps. 66:12; Prov. 3:9,10; Jn 7:37-38; Jer.29:11-13; Rom. 8:37

21 October 2011

My Determined Purpose

"For my determined purpose is that I may know Him, 
that I may progressively become more deeply 
and intimately acquainted with Him,
perceiving and recognizing and understanding
the wonders of His Person more strongly 
and more clearly, and that I may in some way 
come to know the power outflowing 
from His resurrection which it exerts over believers, 
and that I may share His sufferings 
as to be continually transformed in spirit 
into His likeness even to His death."
Philippians 3:10 

"For my determined purpose is....."
As I come to my prayer place, my secret place, and open my bible to this Word, it goes deep into my spirit and stirs a holy determination and resolve to lock into this prayer and scripture and begin to draw upon it and suck the rich sap out of it. As a branch in this living Vine of Jesus Christ, I want and need to bear the fruit and life of the One I'm connected to. This heartfelt desire to see His power flowing in my life that God may be glorified and that the world may see and know that Jesus is still alive and living in and through me draws me to this scripture and causes the passions of my heart to stir and resonate within me.

So my determined purpose know Him, to progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him. I want the intimacy of our relationship to be richer and deeper everyday. I want to know the deep things of His heart, the things that stir and move Him with compassion. I want to perceive and recognize and understand the wonders of His Person stronger and deeper and clearer everyday. And in that same way, I want to come to know the power out flowing from His resurrection, the power of that born again life, a life that's empowered with a supernatural life-giving and life-generating spirit.

"And that I may share His sufferings....." When I read this part my first thoughts were His sufferings on the cross and the pain, torture and torment that led up to it, but the Holy Spirit (my prayer partner sitting here with me) led me to reflect on the sufferings of Jesus' heart that led and propelled Him to the cross, the pain and sufferings of His heartfelt compassion that He had for the hurting, suffering and lost people that were disconnected from the Father and that had no hope unless the price of His life and the shedding of His blood was given. It's that suffering, that heartfelt compassion that I want to share with Jesus, that I may know His heart more intimately and respond to the things that move His heart, and that this same compassion and love that Jesus had would propel me to the cross to crucify my flesh, my selfish self-centered nature and any resistance to His heart and perfect will concerning others, and that my heart, my motivations and my actions would be lived out of this new resurrected life in Christ. By this I will be "continually transformed in spirit into His likeness and even to His death" that I may experience His resurrection and the power of this new resurrected life.

So Lord, this is my determined purpose. This is my passion and the focus of my life, that I may know You more intimately and more personally, and that I may perceive and recognize and understand more fully the wonders of Your Person. You ARE my life, and I draw upon You as my source daily that You may be revealed and lived out of me more fully and more visibly everyday. Help us, Lord, as Your Body to seek to know You more personally and intimately and to take every trial and test as an opportunity to see and know Your heart and to trust You more fully.   Amen

15 October 2011

In Debt - With a Duty to Perform

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)

I am in debt – not to this world system but to the believers and unbelievers that live in this world, in debt to share the Christ in me.

I am crucified with Christ; it’s no longer I that live but Christ that lives in me.  As a believer, a child of God, a joint heir with Christ, as a carrier of the Christ in me, I am in debt to you and to the unbeliever. Rather you be rich or poor, cultured or uncultured, I am obligated to tell you about the good news of Jesus Christ, to let you in on what is yours through a surrendered life to Christ, through embracing the work of the cross, through the victory that He has accomplished for you and for me over 2000 years ago.  I’m compelled to tell others who it is that lives in me and what it is that He did for me and can do for them.

Christ set me free from the bondages of this world, from its greedy, idolatry, materialistic and controlling nature.  He forgave my sins, canceled my debt, and brought me into a life surrendered to His service, a life protected and provided for by His hand, a life led, guided, and empowered by His Holy Spirit.  He gave me purpose and vision and led my steps through fiery trials to test me and strengthen me for service.

When I was yet dead in my sins and in the uncircumcision of my flesh (still in my sinful and carnal nature) God made me alive together with Christ, having freely forgiven me of my sin.  He canceled my debt and took the note with all its legal decrees and demands that stood against me, and He took it out of the way and nailed it to the cross, and then He disarmed rulers and authorities, powers of fear, lack, insecurity, doubt and unbelief, and He made a bold and a public display out of them by His triumphing over them through Him on the cross. (Col. 2:13-15) God took care of my enemies for me.

From the very beginning God had a plan and a purpose and a destiny for me that no devil in hell could stop if I would just embrace by faith what His Son Jesus did for me.  So I did and His purpose and plan began to unfold for me. As I embraced the work of the cross, it released the power of the truth to be released and activated in my life. His life by His Spirit is my very breath that I breathe in daily.

Now, by His grace, He is making me debt-free to this world's system, but I Am IN DEBT to the world, to you and to those that don’t know the truth.  For my freedom came from Christ, and it’s Christ that came to set us free.  Therefore I must share the truth of God’s Word with you, for you shall know the truth, and the truth will set YOU free.

It’s Christ in me, the hope of glory, called according to His purpose, appointed by His grace.  I didn’t choose Him, but He chose me and appointed me, that I should bear fruit and that my fruit should remain and that whatever I asked the Father in His Name, He would do it for me.

He chose me to live out a life in Christ, a life empowered by His Holy Spirit, a life that would magnify and glorify Jesus Christ to the world.  Before I was born, when I was still in my mother’s womb, He knew me and called me, appointed me for service, set me apart for a divine work and assignment in the earth, one that I would not know for years to come.  But before the foundation of the earth, He predestined me for this work and this assignment that He had prepared beforehand that I should walk in.  And along with this assignment, He provided for me all the tools and equipment I would need to carry it out.  He gave me the direction, the wisdom, the strength, the grace, the teachers, the anointing and everything I would need to accomplish and complete it.

First came the drawing and calling (the answering and surrendering), then came the purifying and equipping (the fire and the testing), then came the commissioning and empowering (the assignment and the anointing), and then the sealing and the sending out.  The years in the wilderness of testing, purifying and preparation are by far the hardest, but they are the most rewarding, for it’s there that the old man and the old nature are truly crucified, changed and conformed and brought forth into the new man, molded, shaped, yielded and equipped for his destiny.

God has a plan, a system, a way He works in all of our lives to bring us out of ourselves and into His divine nature and plan.  He uses everything in our lives to mold and shape and equip us, to discipline and mature us for the greater work that He has created us for.  The degree of our yieldedness and obedience effects the length of time spent in the wilderness.  Surrender early and consistently.  Yield to the work of the Master’s hand that you may be the vessel of honor and blessing that you were created to be, that you may grow and shorten your time in the wilderness, reaching your Promised Land more quickly.

Each one of you is designed for a unique and predetermined work and assignment in the kingdom of God.  God’s created you with a purpose and a destiny that is unique to you, that will glorify Him and that will bring redemption to this world.  No matter what age you are, your life’s purpose and destiny is hidden with Christ in God as well. It’s hidden with your life IN Christ.  As you embrace Jesus, a life crucified and dead to sin, a life dead to selfishness and to this world’s system and its self-centered ways, you will begin to uncover and discover who you really are and what you were created for.  It’s already there for you, but it’s found through a life that embraces the cross, that feeds on the Word and that’s filled with the Spirit.  It’s a journey of discovery, a journey of transformation, a journey of love – finding and discovering the love of the Father through the love of His Son, Jesus, by the working of His Holy Spirit that transforms you and that will transform the world, one person, one family, one church, one city and one nation at a time.

Discover God’s love.  The entries found in this blog are words given by the Holy Spirit, walked out on the stepping stones of His Word, and shared prayerfully that you may discover His love, and that your life may be transformed into His image and into who and what you’ve been created for.  Enjoy the journey.  I pray as you read and pray through these blog entries that you will be enriched and blessed so that you may be a blessing and an instrument of His grace and wisdom to others.

Advancing the Kingdom together,

13 October 2011

God's Blessings on Our Obedience

Promises of God's Blessings
Upon Our Obedience

Deuteronomy 28:1-14

"Now it shall be, if you will diligently obey the Lord your God, being careful to do all His commandments which I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth.
And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you will obey the Lord your God.
Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the country.
Blessed shall be the offspring of your body and the produce of your ground and the offspring of your beasts, the increase of your herd and the young of your flock.
Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl.
Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.
The Lord will cause your enemies to rise up against you to be defeated before you; they shall come out against you one way and shall flee before you seven ways.
The Lord will command the blessing upon you in your barns and in all that you put your hand to, and He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God gives you.
The Lord will establish you as a holy people to Himself, as He swore to you, if you will keep the commandments of the Lord your God, and walk in His ways.
So all the peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of the Lord; and they shall be afraid of you.
And the Lord will make you abound in prosperity, in the offspring of your body and in the offspring of your beast and in the produce of your ground, in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers to give you.
The Lord will open for you His good storehouses, the heavens, to give rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hand; and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.
And the Lord shall make you the head and not the tail, and you only shall be above, and you shall not be underneath, if you will listen to the commandments of the Lord your God, which I charge you today, to observe them carefully, and do not turn aside from any of the words which I command you today, to the right or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them." 

Lord, thank You for Your promises of blessings upon our lives when we obey and follow Your Word and leading in our lives. Thank You that You are our Father, and no good thing do You withhold from them that walk uprightly. Thank You , Father, that every good and perfect gift is from above, and that You lavish good things on us as we walk in faith and obedience with You. Thank You, Father, that when we honor You from our wealth and from the first of our produce, You cause our barns and our accounts to be filled with plenty, and our vats and vessels to overflow with new wine. When we obey You and honor You by bringing our whole tithe into the storehouse so that there is food in Your house, You open up for us the windows of heaven, and You pour out upon us a blessing that there is not room enough to receive it, and You rebuke the devour for our sake.
O Father, You are a faithful God, a patient, loving and wise Father. Thank You for teaching us Your ways so that we may lead blessed and healthy lives and so that our lives may abound and glorify Your name. To You be all the glory and honor and praise and dominion forever and ever. Amen

Ps 84:11; James 1:17; Prov 3:9,10; Mal 3:10,11

12 October 2011

The Face of Jesus

The Face of Jesus

Understand that the knowledge of God is found 
in the face of Jesus.

 "For God, who said, 'Light shall shine out of darkness,' is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not of ourselves."
( 2 Corinthians 4:6)

"But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord."
(2 Corinthians 3:18) 

As we behold Him, we are made like Him, we are transformed into the same image from glory to glory, from revelation to revelation, by the Spirit of God.

When I want to know who I am - I look at the face of Jesus. He gives me my identity. He gives me the power and authority and the direction and leading for my life.

YOU ARE my identity, Jesus.
You are my life.
You are my purpose.
You are my passion.
You are my strength.
I am being changed and transformed into Your image as I gaze upon You and look into Your face.
My life becomes an extension of You.
My heart is joined with Yours, and I begin to feel those things that move Your heart.
You baptize me with Your Spirit and with Your love (Your fire) so that everything I say and do is done and motivated by Your love.
With this baptism of fire, my heart begins to burn.
With this baptism of fire, comes a strength and a boldness upon me, a power and authority that rises up within me.
I feel an empowerment of Your Spirit to lay hands on the sick and speak LIFE to those things that are dead or that are dying.
Your Spirit comes to give life, and You are enduing me with power to give life. My hands will heal and my words will create and bring forth life, and it will all be done by the Spirit of the living God that is flowing in me and through me.
You have chosen me as Your vessel, and You are making me a prophet to the nations to speak Your Word and Your heart to the people.
Those things You did, I will do also, and greater things will I do, because You go to the Father, You are seated at His right hand, and You are making intercession for me, even right now.
Jesus, I receive Your outpouring. I receive Your baptism. I receive Your anointing.
You are making me a covenant to the people to open blind eyes, to impart and release to them the good news that the life of the living God indwells them and that the fire of that indwelling life will burn up the dross and all the remains and remnants of the sin nature in them. 
I carry this treasure (the life and fire of the living God) in this earthen vessel, to show and prove that the surpassing greatness of the power that is being revealed, is of God and not of myself.
We ARE His precious vessels, carriers of His presence and anointing. He has chosen us. We did not choose Him, and He has appointed us that we should bare fruit, and that our fruit should remain, and that whatever we ask the Father in His Name, He would do it.

The hour has come that the Father shall glorify the Son through us. 
This is Your hour. This is for Your glory.
We thank You, Father, Pour it out. We receive it. 
It's all for Your Glory.
Amen and amen

11 October 2011

God is a Consuming Fire

God is Love
and He is a Consuming Fire.
1 Jn 4:16; Heb 12:29

The Lord said: "I remember the devotion of your youth, when you were running hard after Me, when your heart was on fire for Me, when I was your portion and My Word was your daily delight, when every hour and every thought was consumed in Me.
I remember those times, and they brought Me great joy. But then as you followed Me into the wilderness where I would test you and mature you, you began to exchange the glory that rested on you for that which does not profit. In the pressures and challenges of the wilderness, you began to lose eye contact with Me, and you let your eyes be taken captive by the surrounding circumstances. You became weak, and you forsook Me, the fountain of living waters, and you began to hew for yourself cisterns, broken cisterns that could hold no water. You began to find other lovers, ones that you gave your time and attention to, ones that caused your heart to be dull and unresponsive to Me.
But My heart became jealous for you, and I could hold back no longer. In the fire of My passionate love for you, I came after you. I sought after you and took you back as My own. I released My fire and consumed My enemies, those lovers that had robbed Me of My precious beloved. I could wait no longer. My jealous love for you burned in My heart, and I brought you back close to My heart, and now I refuse to let you go. Now I set your heart on fire and ablaze with My love, and together our hearts will be one, flaming with the Father's love for the world, and together we will bring many into the kingdom. We will shine our light and release His love, and many will see and hear and believe."

"He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire."
Matthew 3:11

09 October 2011

Our Bridal Quest

Our Bridal Quest
To Discover and Uncover God's Love
In Him, In Us, and In Others

Our primary assignment is to love God.
    In Matt. 22:36-39 Jesus said, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, you shall love your neighbor as yourself.

It's easy to love God - He's just good and He IS love. Loving others is not so easy, and that's because we haven't learned to love ourselves.  We tend to focus on our faults and shortcomings, our failures and our weaknesses.  We need to discover our value, our worth, the treasure we are to God even in our weaknesses and shortcomings, even when we seem to be failing and unsuccessful in the world's eyes.  We need to learn to see and view ourselves as God sees us.  And He shows us and gives us His eyes as we read His Word.  He unfolds His vision and view of us through His Word.

Father, I want to see myself as You see me.

The Father begins to reply:
"Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you as a prophet to the nations.  
Do not say, 'I am a youth', because everywhere I send you, you shall go, and all that I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you.
Behold, I have put My words in your mouth.  See I have appointed you this day over the nations and over the kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.
I have made you today as a fortified city, as a pillar of iron and as walls of bronze against the whole land.  And they will fight against you, but they will not overcome you, for I am with you to deliver you," declares the Lord.  (Jer. 1:5,7,10,18,19)

And I have called you in righteousness. And I will appoint you as a covenant to the people, as a light to the nations, to open blind eyes, to bring out prisoners from the dungeons, and those who dwell in darkness from prison." (Is 42:6,7)

I called you from your mother's womb. From the body of your mother I named you, and I have made your mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of My hand I have concealed you. And I have made you a select arrow, and I've hidden you in My quiver. And it is in you that I will show My glory.
I will make you a light to the nations so that My salvation may reach to the end of the earth. Kings shall arise and princes shall also bow down; because it is I, the faithful One, the Holy One of Israel who has chosen you. (Is 49:1-3,6b,7b)

You did not choose Me, but it is I who has chosen you, and I have appointed you, that you should go and bare fruit, and that your fruit should remain, and that whatever you asked Me in the name of My Son Jesus, I would do it for you. (John 15:16)

In a favorable time I have answered you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you; and I am keeping you and giving you as a covenant to the people, to restore the land, to make them inherit the desolate heritages, saying to those who are bound, 'Go forth', to those who are in darkness, 'Show yourselves.'
I have put My heart of compassion in you, and He who has compassion on them will lead them, and guide them to springs of water. (Is 49:8-10)

For it is no longer you that is living now, but it is My Son, Jesus, that is living in you and through you, and those things that He did, now you will do also, and greater things will you do, because He comes to Me, He comes making intercession for you. He is praying and petitioning Me on your behalf. His blood has restored you into your kingdom inheritance. I give it all to you now. You have access into all My kingdom riches, and all that you need is at your disposal, that you might subdue the earth, multiply, increase and glorify My name. (Ga;2:20;Jn 14:12;Rom 8:34)

So, know that you are surrounded with My favor as with a shield, that you abound in My grace and favor. (Ps 5:12)
And that My Spirit is upon you, for I have anointed you to bring good news to the afflicted, to the distressed and the oppressed. I have sent you to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and freedom to the prisoners, and to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of your God. You are to comfort all who mourn, giving them beauty for ashes, and the oil of gladness for their mourning. You are to release the mantle of praise for the spirit of heaviness, and you will be called an oak of righteousness, the planting of the Lord that I may be glorified. (Is 61:1-3)

Instead of your shame I am giving you a double portion
I have wrapped you in a robe of righteousness. (Is 61:7,10)
The abundance of the sea will be turned to you, and the wealth of the nations will come to you." (Is 60:5)

And in this day I am raising you up to be an end-time voice for Me. Open your mouth and I will fill it."

Then the Lord said: "I remember the devotion of your youth, when you were running hard after Me, when your heart was on fire for Me, when I was your portion and My Word was your daily delight, when every hour and every thought was consumed in Me.
I remember those times, and they brought Me great joy. But then as you followed Me into the wilderness where I would test you and mature you, you began to exchange the glory that rested on you for that which does not profit. In the pressures and challenges of the wilderness, you began to lose eye contact with Me, and you let your eyes be taken captive by the surrounding circumstances. You became weak, and you forsook Me, the fountain of living waters, and you began to hew for yourself cisterns, broken cisterns that could hold no water. You began to find other lovers, ones that you gave your time and attention to, ones that caused your heart to be dull and unresponsive to Me.
But My heart became jealous for you, and I could hold back no longer. In the fire of My passionate love for you, I came after you. I sought after you and took you back as My own. I released My fire and consumed My enemies, those lovers that had robbed Me of My precious beloved. I could wait no longer. My jealous love for you burned in My heart, and I brought you back, close to My heart, and now I refuse to let you go. Now I set your heart on fire and ablaze with My love, and together our hearts will be one, flaming with the Father's love for the world, and together we will bring many into the kingdom. We will shine our light and release His love, and many will see and hear and believe."

Thank You, sweet Jesus.
I am my Beloved's and He is mine.

04 September 2011


This is a NOW song of intercession. We are stepping into the CLOUD!

The whole earth is groaning for the manifestations of the sons and daughters of God.      BREAK, BREAK, BREAK OPENNNNNN!!!
Break open and bring forth the manifestation, Lord!  Bring forth the manifestations of the sons of God on the earth!!  Bring FORTH and clothe Your sons and daughters in the manifested GLORY of God!  Let the whole earth SEE that You are ALIVE and living in us, Your sons and daughters, Your vessels and instruments of GLORY!
We're going IN, Lord! SHINE forth through us!

This is YOUR hour, God! Show forth YOUR GLORY!
We RECEIVE it, Jesus!! Show forth YOUR GLORY!! 


Grace, Grace!

25 August 2011

The Glory Cloud

Last Saturday night the Lord gave Tanya, one of our intercessors, a vision that she sent as a text to Carmie, another of our intercessors. Tanya shared that she saw a vision of a huge cloud with our pastor standing and facing the cloud, and then he just stepped into it. She said she couldn't see through the cloud, but he was completely submerged in it. Then she saw an opening in the cloud like a window and saw only Pastor's hand and forearm come out of the cloud, and he was waving us to come into the cloud with him. As Tanya shared this vision with her, Carmie sent her a text and picture saying, "You have to see this!" It was a picture from her cell phone that she had taken just a few minutes before on that same Saturday evening!


How awesome this is....God put His own exclamation point on that vision.
As I meditated on this picture and this vision that the Lord gave Tanya of Pastor stepping into the cloud and his arm coming out of the cloud waving and inviting us into it with him, I began to see us all one by one stepping into the cloud with Pastor, stepping into His glory. And as we all began to join him in the glory cloud with our passionate and hungry hearts, the cloud began to get so full and heavy that the weight of it caused the cloud to begin descending to the earth. 
Then I thought of how we cry out for God's glory to come down, but here He was showing me that He is inviting us to come up into this Spirit realm and into this glory cloud with HIM, and when we do this THEN His glory comes down. It's our hearts joined with His, it's us getting totally lost in Him corporately that brings the glory down through us.
     O Lord, we want to go up so You will come down. We step into this cloud of glory with You. We follow our pastor into Your glory. Fill us and transform us and let us radiate Your glory into all the earth. Illuminate us with Your glory and cause us to reflect the radiance of Your countenance. Cause our lives to be the very reflection of Your power and glory. Amen

From the book "Revival Glory" by Ruth Ward Heflin:
“The moving cloud was a very strange phenomenon which the children of Israel experienced on their way to the Promised Land. The cloud was a visible sign of GOD’S presence, just as glory is the manifested presence of  GOD’S presence with us today. Sometimes they saw the cloud and sometimes they didn’t, and glory can be visible or invisible.  It comes by revelation. The cloud is a visible sign (of change) just as the glory cloud is for us. The cloud was equivalent to the spoken commandment of the LORD, a visible sign of the spoken word of GOD.”

Let us be lifted up into realms we have never known before. 
Let us be taught of the Spirit.
Let the heavens be opened unto us, and let us understand 
Your glory cloud and how to live under it continually. 
Take us from all fear of moving on, for we know that the
   place into which You lead us is the place of blessing. 
We, therefore, are determined to move on with You into the new.
                                         Revelation 4:1-2

Thank you Carmie and Tanya for sharing these experiences and words from the Lord to reveal His heart and glory.

16 August 2011

Express Your Love to Him Freely

Ministering to a dear sister in Christ today, hearing her heart as she expressed her hesitation in one of our recent Friday night glory services, she was sharing her hesitation and disappointment by not moving out to the altar in what she desired to be an expression of her embrace to the Lord as He was calling and drawing her. She didn't know her "position" and didn't know if it would be received by others. As I heard her heart and hesitation the Spirit of the Lord rose up in me to speak a release to her, and now I believe He wants to speak it to each one of us. He is wanting us FREE! He is wanting us to hear and feel Him and move with Him by His Spirit in the house.
The Word that is coming forth SO strong in our Monday night intercessory meetings is "GREAT GRACE".

So, I speak GREAT GRACE over us as a whole that we will just simply follow God's impressions and leading, that we would be totally FREE from our mindset of how we think of ourselves (our positions in the house etc) and just step into Him and do what His Spirit is prompting us to do. As I shared with my sister in Christ, I don't know if any of us KNOW what our position is in the house, but we have got to just get so full of HIM that it doesn't matter, that position and title and all that stuff is just chaff and we just DO and SAY what we see and hear Him showing and speaking to us. I just speak that RELEASE over us, that we are FREE and singleminded and focused on the ONE that we are there for. We are a Body that is there for HIM and it makes no difference what others think or say. I say, if the Lord prompts you, GO FOR IT! These are not days as usual. He is taking His Church out of the control of man and into the control of the Holy Spirit. If we are truly hearing and being lead by the Spirit then we need to be OBEDIENT to the Spirit and let HIM lead. Everything will flow and fall into place as we obey.
As this word keeps running through my spirit I keep seeing the Lord as a great and mighty Orchestrator, and He is there in the sanctuary creating and doing something powerful and magnificent, and we are His orchestra and instruments being led by His mighty hand and wand and movement of the Spirit. And none of us is more important or significant than the other. We are ALL part of His mighty and magnificent creation and production as He swings His arms and His wand of the Spirit. Sometimes He points His wand at one of us and we speak and declare, other times He points and we bow and lay prostrate, other times He points and at us and we run and dance and swirl, and other times He points and we weep and repent. Oh it is a magnificent work indeed. It is not something that any man can do. It is truly a work of the Spirit, and we must ALL be sensitive to it and yielded to His leading and prompting. God is wanting to do SO MUCH in and through us in His house of worship. It is HIS house and HE wants to be glorified through us, through our obedience and our wholehearted yieldedness to His leading. So let's be focused on HIM as never before. Let's keep our eyes on the Master Orchestrator and be sensitive to His leading and prompting. We don't want to miss one note by our self-absorption or insecurity. We want to be totally focused, sensitive, yielded and obedient to His leading.

We love You, Lord, and look to YOU.  
We WILL do and say what You lead us to say and do. To YOU be ALL the glory for ALL that You are doing in and through us. 
Amen and Amen

27 July 2011

The River of Grace

"Then he showed me a river of the water
of life, clear as crystal, coming from the
throne of the Lamb."
Rev. 22:1

There is a river that is flowing out of the throne room of heaven, and GREAT GRACE is flowing down through this river. Jump in and receive this GREAT GRACE.  Don't stand on the bank any longer. There is GREAT GRACE for your life, GREAT GRACE for your situation, GREAT GRACE that will carry you out of your storms and into your promise. It's GREAT GRACE that is flowing down and being released in these waters.
Receive this RIVER OF GRACE. Receive this GREAT GRACE that flows from the very heart and throne of God. RECEIVE, for this gift of GRACE is yours in abundance in Christ Jesus.

"Everything will live where the river goes." 
Ezekiel 47:9

Jump in! Get free!

17 July 2011

The Wealth of the Wicked

I take my position IN Christ and I put a demand on the wealth of the wicked that's been laid up for me in Christ Jesus. I draw upon it. I pull on it. I pull it down out of heaven and into the earth. That wealth of the wicked, that portion of my inheritance that is mine in Christ Jesus, I call it FORTH out of the Spirit and into the natural. I take ownership of it. It's mine in Christ Jesus as His bridal partner. It's my portion. It's my inheritance. It's been purchased and ordained for me for a good work that's been prepared beforehand that I should walk in it. And in the Name of JESUS, the Name above every name, I put a DEMAND on this inheritance. I PULL ON IT, drawing it and pulling it out of heaven, bringing it FORTH out of the realm of the Spirit and into the manifestation of the natural. I call it forth NOW OUT of the Spirit in Jesus Name.
I decree BE MANIFEST!  SHOW YOURSELF NOW in the mighty Name of Jesus of Nazareth. COME FORTH! COME FORTH! COME FORTH in the Name of JESUS!

15 July 2011

JESUS, Name Above All Names


I strip off these old skins of fear and insecurity, of doubt and unbelief, of discouragement, complacency and religion. They no longer belong to me! And I put on the robe of righteousness, the robe of the boldness and authority that's been given to me in Christ Jesus. I step into a new level of faith and confidence as I step up and take my position in Christ, as I take my seat of Kingdom authority that has been purchased for me in Christ Jesus as His bride and bridal partner. I position myself at His side to partner with Christ, bringing heaven down to earth, taking dominion of those things He has given me as I rule and reign with Him in the earth. IN HIS NAME, the name above ALL names, I speak to mountains and THEY MOVE, I decree a thing and IT IS DONE. In His Name demons flee and angels respond. There is an AUTHORITY in His Name that has been GIVEN TO ME. It's my portion. It's part of my inheritance. It's the anointing that He's given me as His bridal partner. And I use it to advance the kingdom, to destroy the works of darkness, and to release His power and dominion in the earth. HIS NAME, the Name of JESUS, is mine as a born again believer. It's been given to me. I walk in it. I live in it. I move in it. I have my being in it. It carries with it all that is mine and all that has been given to me through His shed blood at Calvery.
I strip off these old skins and I come boldly and confidently to His throne of GRACE to receive mercy and the grace that He has purchased for me. I step into this place and position of AUTHORITY to bless and to be a blessing. Amen and amen!

01 July 2011

The Secret of the Seat

We set our sights on ZION, on the HIGH PLACE of God's presence, and we step up and take our seat of authority in Christ Jesus.
We strip off these old skins of religion, of discouragement, doubt and unbelief, these old skins of complacency, fear, insecurity and timidity, and we put on the garments of PRAISE!  We put on the garments that release us to REJOICE ALWAYS, to give thanks in everything, to declare His praise in all the earth.  We go up to higher ground, to a higher place, to the place of Zion, the place of God's manifested presence, and we take our seat of authority as His BRIDE and His bridal partner. We position ourselves in this seat, and we declare and decree CHANGE and INCREASE in the house of God.  As His Bride and His Church we refuse to shrink back, but we rise up in our PRAISE and we give glory to His NAME.   And we RECEIVE the ZOE LIFE of God, the superabundant-in-quantity and the superior-in-quality life of God that overflows in our lives as His children and as born again believers seated with Him in heavenly places.  IN You, Jesus, we live and move and have our being.  We RECEIVE this ZOE LIFE and we RELEASE it to whosoever will RECEIVE and whosoever will BELIEVE.  We RECEIVE it and RELEASE it through the mighty NAME of JESUS, the name that's above every name, the name by which every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that JESUS IS LORD!
       "But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:4-7)

We each have a seat that we must take to accomplish the unique assignment that God has given us, individually and corporately. Your seat represents a divine order that is backed up by Heaven itself.  All creation waits for you to take your seat of authority.  We must get to our seat, sit in it, and begin to operate from that position of authority to bless and to be a blessing.
I highly recommend the reading of the book "Positioned to Bless" by Faisal Malick that shares the immeasurable revelation of this seat of authority.

11 June 2011

Zion Is Calling Us

"For the Lord has chosen Zion;
He has desired it for His habitation.
This is My resting place forever.
Here I will dwell, for I have desired it.
I will abundantly bless her provision;
I will satisfy her needy with bread.
Her priests also I will clothe with salvation;
And her godly ones will sing aloud for joy.
There I will cause the horn of David to spring forth;
I have prepared a lamp for Mine anointed.
His enemies I will clothe with shame;
But upon himself his crown shall shine."
Psalm !32:13-18

28 May 2011

Reconnecting Light Bulbs

The other day as I had an unsaved loved one on my heart, I was sitting down just putting on my makeup and the Lord showed me a light bulb. This light bulb was lying on the counter all by itself. The Lord began to show me that this light bulb had everything in it that it needed to function and be what it was designed and created to be. It had its filament and all the parts it needed, but it was unattached and disconnected from the light socket that would give it its power to light up and really BE and do what it was designed and created to be and do. Then I saw my hand reach over and pick up the light bulb and begin to screw it into the light socket of the lamp, and the light bulb lit up and was a brilliant bright light that lit up the room. The Lord said, "That is what the love of Jesus does. It picks up the light bulb, that person that is disconnected from Me and out in the world, and reconnects him to his Source and power that will make him and allow him to be that person that he was created and designed to be."

The love of Jesus reconnects people to God, to their Creator and Source, and lets them be a light in the darkness of their world, even in the darkness of the life that they were living in when they were just a light bulb laying on the counter, disconnected. So let this light bulb revelation be an encouragement to you for those that you see and know and are praying for that are out in the world living in darkness. Just BE the hand of Jesus, and with His love reconnect them to their Source. Love never fails. Your prayers, words and actions of love will reconnect them to their Source, and then one day the complete connection will be made, the light will come on, and they will light up and be a light in the darkness. They will be an instrument of light that will bring truth and revelation to those around them, leading others out of darkness and into His marvelous light.

"Love never fails."
1 Corinthians 13:8

04 May 2011

Death Grip Around the Strongman

 "But no one can enter the strong man's house 
and plunder his property unless he first binds the strong man, 
and then he will plunder his house."
Mark 3:27

In response to the heart cry of the intercessors, to their drawing and demand upon the anointing for heaven to come and intervene and show God's power and intervention, the Lord showed me several weeks ago in the Spirit, Jesus standing up from His throne in heaven, and with a quick snatch of His mighty hand, He grabbed the throat of the devil, the antichrist, and with a death grip around his throat, Jesus declared his defeat and his powers stripped. I saw Jesus standing there with His right hand squeezed tightly around the devil's throat in a death grip, and with His eyes a flamed and a heart of love and compassion, but in truth and authority, He was calling us out of our bondage, our cages of limitations, our boxes of fear, anger, insecurity, doubt and unbelief that we have been living in. The Spirit showed me that Jesus had a hold of the strongman, the antichrist, that he was defeated and had been stripped of his powers. This work had been done at Calvary, but Jesus was punctuating that victory in my minds eye as He showed me this picture in my spiritman. He was letting me feel His heart of passionate love for the people that He had given His life for, that He saw them standing in cages with the door open. The stone had been rolled away. He wanted them to receive the resurrecting power that was theirs through Christ, through His victory at the cross, through His victory over death, hell and the grave. Jesus was calling their spiritman out of that cage of bondage and limitations, out of the cage of lies of the antichrist that had kept them in their cages. He was exercising His divine authority, snatching the enemy from his demonic activity by the death grip of the Almighty God Himself and declaring His rule, reign and Lordship.

This has been a picture in my spirit for several weeks, and have used it in exercising my authority as I took my position in Christ during my times of intercession. And now with the victory and death of Osoma bin Laden in the last few days, the Lord has shown me the bigger picture, that it's a manifestation of His death grip around the strongman of the antichrist.
Jesus is showing us that He is moving in a mighty way by His Spirit, and in partnership with the prayers and hearts of His intercessors, He is responding with power, and bringing down the strongman as He calls us out of our limitations. The Holy Spirit is being poured out and is moving in a vengeance against the works of the devil, and it is time for us, as His Body, to move in harmony with Him as we draw closer through prayer to know His heart and mind, and to stand and draw from the truths of His Word. It's an hour that God is empowering us, His bride and Church, to rise up and shine forth with truth and spiritual power. It's time for us to know who we are in Christ, to stand and walk in that authority, to exercise that authority in Christ through prayer, and to be sensitive to the opportunities that He gives us to be His hands and feet and mouthpiece. Our times in the prayer closet with Him are precious and absolutely necessary, but He is bringing us out to a time that He is going to release Himself through us to manifest His power and evidence through us, His Body and His Bride. So be encouraged. Be empowered by His Spirit. Press into who you are in Christ. Take your position of authority in prayer as you take your position at His side "seated with Him in heavenly places in Christ Jesus." Be His voice and call those that you know who are in bondage out of their cages and boxes of limitations. Call them by name and call their spiritman out. Their spiritman wants to be free. It's called to be joined with it's Source and it's Creator.
Declare, "Come forth in Jesus name and BE free!"

16 April 2011

Watch and See

"I see what you've done. Now see what I've done.
I've opened a door before you that no one can slam
shut. You don't have much strength, I know that;
you used what you had to keep My Word. You didn't
deny me when times were rough."
Rev 3:8 (The Message)

I hear the Spirit of the Lord saying, "Watch what I will do for you. Watch as you lay on your face before Me surrendering and yielding all to Me. Watch as you become that branch that abides in the vine, as you look and draw from Me as your source and power. Watch as you lay your hand on that person or situation and look to Me for the answer. Watch as I release My power and show My glory. Watch as I take your weakness and reveal My strength. Watch, just watch and see what I will do. I have seen what you have done, but now watch and see what I will do. This is My hour of power and glory. This is My hour that I show Myself mighty on your behalf. Watch, just watch and see what I will do."

12 April 2011

Being Proof Producers

"What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?"
John 6:28

Being stirred in my spirit from reading the book "The New Proof Producers" by Morris Cerulla, the Lord had me look at my hands and ask this question, "What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?", and then the Holy Spirit said, "The keys are in your hands." He said, "These signs will follow them that believe, they will lay hands on the sick and they will recover. They will be like a tree that is firmly planted by the water that bears its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither, and whatever they put their hands to will prosper." He said, "You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you and you will be My witness. When you believe and receive, My power will flow through your hands and whatever you put your hands to will prosper, it will be blessed, it will be healed and it will glorify My name." 

Then He began to show me how electric power is created and released by two wires touching one another, a positive and a negative wire that have come in contact with one another. When an electrician cuts away and strips the insulation off the wire and wraps them together and then flips the switch, an electric current of power flows through them. To get the power to flow you've got to have a negative and a positive wire, and you've got to have stripped the plastic coating or insulation off, and then you've got to touch the two wires together and flip the switch on to send the power through it.
To see God's power released in your life, you need a negative situation that needs a positive charge and release of His power. It may be someone with a critical sickness or disease that needs healing. It may be a financial situation that's deep in the red, a debt that needs to be cleared. Or it may be an unsaved family member that is in the world and caught up in negative circumstances that needs to be broken. As a born again believer when you take this negative situation, and by faith bring it before the Lord in prayer, laying your hands and heart on it, God releases His power through your hands and His words of life spoken over it. You become His conduit to release His power through. Your eyes are not upon the situation, only your hands are. Your eyes are focused upon Jesus, the One with the power, the Creator God, the Healer and Provider, the Author and Finisher of your faith, the Source of your divine inheritance that has been appointed and predestined for you for this good work that He has prepared beforehand that you should walk in. But first, like the insulated wire, you've got to be stripped of self. First you've got to be stripped of all self-effort and all thoughts and attitude of self-accomplishment. "Unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains by itself; but if it dies, it produces much fruit." So when you've laid it all down, when you've been stripped of all self and self-effort, when it's all been laid on the altar of sacrifice to be consumed by His fire, when all that you have and all you desire is Jesus, and you are looking to Him alone to produce the power, that's when He comes and connects to your heart and releases His divine love that produces the current and power that begins to manifest the desires that HE has put on your heart. His love has always been there for you, that hasn't changed, but now as you are stripped of self, you're able to be a clear receiver of more of His love and enter into that divine connection of His supernatural power. You're able to partner with the Creator God to prophesy life, healing and prosperity into the negative situation and be that positive charge and conduit of His blessing.

Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil, and He is seated now at the right hand of the Father, making intercession for us. We are His Body and Bride that He loves and has given His life for. We are His pride and joy, and we are here on this earth to be His hands, arms, and mouthpiece. He said those things that He did we will do also and greater things will we do because He goes to the Father. He wants to release His power through us, through His Bride the Church, to be "proof producers", to be His witness in this world that He is alive and living in us, and that His power and life flowing through us is the proof and evidence of it.

What is it that God would have you lay hands on today? What is something negative that needs His positive life and power flowing to it to be transformed and recreated for His glory? Let God challenge your faith and step out by His leading and lay your hands on that situation or that person that needs healing, and speak life and healing into them. Give God an opportunity to show Himself mighty through your faith as you yield to Him and give yourself to be His conduit of blessing.

So, Lord, we lay it all down for You, so that You may be glorified through us, so that You may use our hands to release Your power and healing and grace through. We give all to You that we may receive ALL OF You. Jesus, You are all we need. You are all we want and desire. Come and pour Your Spirit upon us, upon Your Church, upon Your Bride, and let us be all that You've called and desired us to be. Come and pour Your Spirit upon us that we may be Your "proof producers" and magnify Your name here in the earth. You said, "Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be open to you."  We ask, Father, that You would pour out Your Spirit and send Your power, manifesting it through our lives and through our hands in this desperate hour for Your glory. Amen and amen

09 April 2011

Stirring God's Creative Juices

Last night the Lord brought forth through His servant and prophet, Randy Chandler, a divinely inspired word in our Friday night glory service that went deep into my spirit. As I have meditated on it and brought it before the Lord in prayer this morning as I lay before Him, the Lord began to speak to me and expand it. I would like to share it with you as it was processed through my heart, mind and spirit. This is what the Spirit of the Lord has spoken to me.

In the position of a "laid down lover", the position of total surrender, submission and dependence upon Jesus, the Lover of our soul, in the position of humility and complete yieldedness, we come before Him as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is our reasonable service of worship, that we might not be conformed to this world, but that we would be transformed by the renewing of our minds so that we might know the good and acceptable and perfect will of God. In this lowly position of a "laid down lover", we are even yet partakers of the divine nature of God, the divine nature of the Creator of the universe, the Creator of heaven and earth, the Creator of the human man with all his intricate, detailed and miraculous bodily parts and functions. In this surrendered and dependent position, our Creator, the One that created and birthed us into this world, and the One that then re-birthed us once again by His very breathe and Spirit into the kingdom of God, has given us and placed within us the inheritance of His divine nature, the ability to create with our spoken words just as He did "in the beginning" when He said, "Let there be light" and there was light. We receive this divine nature, and in this divine nature our God and Creator has given us, as His children, the ability to create wealth that He may establish His covenant with us. He has given us the ability to hear His voice, to know His mind and to speak forth His will and purpose into our lives to create this wealth and to manifest His Word. In this place of dependence He gives us divinely inspired ideas to create wealth.

As we worship God, acknowledging His divinity, His power, His greatness and His majesty, as we worship Him and wrap out lives around all that He is and all that He has done and all that He is able to do, as we worship Him just because He is worthy, as the prophetic word that was spoken last night says, "we begin to stir up His creative juices", we begin to stir up the heart of God to create. As we worship we stir up the Lord, our God and Creator, to create in and for us what we need to walk out and fulfill His divine purpose and plan for us. We are not in a place of striving and "making it happen" as the world would do, but we are in a position of worship, of submission and total dependence, a position of a "laid down lover" totally embraced by the Lover of our soul, totally taken in by His love and majesty, totally yielded and surrendered to His will and purpose, yet totally empowered to create with our spoken word the words of life and blessing that He has for us.
This is a place where the miraculous happens, a place where God receives all the glory, a place where His Word and will is revealed to our spirit, because our flesh and human nature, our talents and abilities are laid down. They've been laid on the altar of sacrifice to be consumed by His fire. They've been submitted and surrendered to Him so that all that would be done and all that would come forth would be of Him. It's in this secret place, this place under the shadow of His wings, this place in the cleft of the rock, this place that's hidden in Him that we are able to be used of Him, the Creator God, to partner with Him in creating the miraculous, to be His instrument of divine creativity. It's in this place of a "laid down lover" that the Lover of our soul begins to share with us His secrets and empowers us to speak and cause them to manifest in the natural.

O how He wants us to discover this place. How He desires for us to come out from among them and be separate, to hide ourselves in Him, to embrace the love and place of His divine communion with Him. I believe Jesus is inviting us today to this place, this secret place of our prayer closet, this secret place of separation unto Him. I believe His is drawing us into His heart so that we may hear the secrets of His heart and know His purpose in our lives, so that He may empower us to speak forth those things that He desires to manifest in our lives, and so that He may manifest the covenant of His blessings in our lives through His "creative juices". I believe the Spirit of God is saying "Come away with Me. Come into My secret place. Come into My bridal chamber that I may love you as you have never been loved before, that I may share My secrets with you. You are My beloved. You are the apple of My eye. You are My precious jewel and pearl of great price. Come. Come. Come away with Me into My secret chamber."