#424 – Chasing the Demons

Eventually the voids, that matter in life cannot be filled with things. They can only be filled with everlasting aspects of ME. Money, fortune, fame or possessions, none of them will fill you like MY presence.

Spending efforts impressing people, who matter less over time and who cannot assist you in finding what you truly desire are exhausting. You are made to have peace, eternal power and unlimited fulfillment.

Chasing all other things ends the same way, in disappointment. First it is ambition, then it is achievement and then it is Legacy: these worldly excuses for satisfaction have eluded most, but divine fulfillment can be had on every level.

The remedy is in letting the traumas go, seeking to offset an internal hurt by accomplishing an external goal. In the heart of your pursuits are you chasing the demons or have the demons given chase?

Psalms 18:36-40
You provide a broad path for my feet, so that my ankles do not give way. I pursued my enemies and overtook them; I did not turn back till they were destroyed. I crushed them so that they could not rise; they fell beneath my feet. You armed me with strength for battle; you humbled my adversaries before me. You made my enemies turn their backs in flight, and I destroyed my foes.

#423 – Not by Happenstance

The old man is dead and there is no reason to revive him. Who you once were and the things you once did are figments of the past. Some are limited to seeing the old version of you and no more.

That is not your problem, I have caused you to become a new thing an entirely differing person. Walk in this novelty and enjoy your new origins. You do not owe your past or the people from the past, anything.

The old must make way for the new, because the new you and the old you are like oil and water, they will never mix. Each is an opposing master, you will love one and hate the other.

I AM placing a demand on who you are becoming, but be mindful of who you once were. Allow it to give you a heart full of empathy and grace, because it is not by happenstance. The old you is the caterpillar and the new you is the butterfly.

Matthew 6:24
“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon [money, possessions, fame, status, or whatever is valued more than the Lord].

#422 – Offense Has a Price

What they said and what they did, hurt you, but the pain has lived past its purpose and has become a parasite. The ill will has expired and the perpetual infringement is all in your head.

The misunderstanding and the offense may have began small, but holding on to the hurtful thing has caused it to grow and that illusion has taken on a life of its own. It is your imagination working against you.

Anger is a part of living and it cannot be avoided, but it must be address quickly. When anger, disappointments or offenses fester the mind is polluted and the heart is weighed down.

Acknowledge the anger and the way you feel, but do not allow it to become a stumbling block or an obstacle to the relationships you hold dear. Operating in offense has a price that is too costly.

Philippians 4:8-9
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

#421 – By Faith not by Sight

I AM the GOD of redemption, causing the crooked places to become straight. Your marriage, your relationships nor your dreams are too hard for ME to restore, replenish and revive.

Despite what you can see, though a situation is broken and beyond human repair. I can yet, make a way out of no way. This is the hope you can live by, I operate in a higher, more powerful realm.

While your power can be measured and is limited by your realm. I AM not governed in the same way, because under MY authority each realm was created, I AM the author of both and I define their boundaries.

I can do what you cannot do, I move where you cannot move. I can change any heart, because I own them all. Wait upon ME and allow MY perfect will to be fulfilled. Trust ME by faith and not by sight.

Isaiah 43:16-19
Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters, who brings forth chariot and horse, army and warrior; they lie down, they cannot rise, they are extinguished, quenched like a wick “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

#420 – Christ will Serve You

To become all things to all men is to surrender the ego by placing the needs, wants and desires of others, above your own. What you could say, by choice, is silenced and what you should charge, by choice, is written off.

Transmute the power of who you are into the concerns of those around you, become weakness in serving the weak and choose restriction for the sake of those restricted, to demonstrate the highest form of LOVE.

Sin is arrogant and sin is loud, sin is selfish and sin is self preserving. Sin is simple, it takes, but does not give. Choosing others, even when your confidence is not fully there is placing your faith over your fears.

This act of faith, simultaneously buries fear and plants a seed of hope. Here is MY commitment, serve the body, by becoming what MY people need and Christ will serve you, by becoming what you want.

1 Corinthians 9:19-23
For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law. To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law. To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings.

#419 – Matter, Space and Time

I parted the Red Sea once MY people had no other option and Moses raised his rod. When all other options have been exhausted and you surrender with your whole heart, I can move for you.

I AM the God of the hard thing, the impossible thing and the supernatural thing. Raise your staff to the heavens, look to the hills and see if the Mighty God of Jerusalem responds, to your acts of sacrifice.

A resignation in the flesh, leads to a prominent place in the Spirit. A relinquishing in the carnal, opens a portal to accessing what is Holy. The earthly is subject to matter, space and time.

The divine is subject to ME, the maker of matter, space and time. When this world limits your authority, call on the ONE that this world is constrained to, answerable to and accountable to.

Psalms 24:1-5
The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him. For he laid the earth’s foundation on the seas and built it on the ocean depths. Who may climb the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? Only those whose hands and hearts are pure, who do not worship idols and never tell lies.

#418 – Embrace the Fire

The assignment does not changed because it is difficult, it merely intensified. It may be hard, it may be a challenge and seems impossible, but I have prepared you for this moment and for this day.

The heat from the crucible will persist until the purification process has matured you. I will place you in the fire, then I will remove the dross. I will place you back into the fire, over and over, until your reflection looks like ME.

The fire is not your enemy, the enemy is in the dross. If you fear the fire, then you will remain intimate with the debris. The only way to remove the impurities in your life, is to embrace the fire. You must face this crucible, to win.

As the heat turns up in your life and in your relationships. View the furnace as an advantage, because it is purging you of iniquity. As the crucible does its work, endure it, accept the purification process.

Proverbs 27:20-22
Sheol (the place of the dead) and Abaddon (the underworld) are never satisfied; Nor are the eyes of man ever satisfied. The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold [to separate the impurities of the metal], And each is tested by the praise given to him [and his response to it, whether humble or proud]. Even though you pound a [hardened, arrogant] fool [who rejects wisdom] in a mortar with a pestle like grain, Yet his foolishness will not leave him.

#417 – Through this Transition

I have seen a foolish man lose it all. I have seen an angry man forfeit his honor, from one bad decision. What I have never seen is a righteous man forsaken. Whether in this lifetime or the next, you will be rewarded.

Stand in who you are and hold on to the image of the transformed you. In the fortress of your integrity is the vitality to endure, through this transition. Your good name is a shield and your pure heart an inoculation.

Nothing done in righteousness and with your most sincere heart is ever wasted. Your contributions are counted and being amassed in a spoil free, tamper free and expiration free realm. I AM personally protecting you.

The best of you is being preserved and the worst of you is being forgiven. You are close and the prize will be in hand, the worst is over, you have journeyed, too far, to abandon the post.

Psalms 37:25
I have been young and now I am old, Yet I have not seen the righteous (those in right standing with God) abandoned Or his descendants pleading for bread.

#416 – Why Men Fail

Anger is the easy thing, but peace is the hard thing. This is a certainty, because men choose anger over peace. If peace was easily accessible, anger and the weight it holds, could never prevail.

The right thing to do and the hard thing to do are twins in the same womb. One cannot be had without the other, because they share the same space. In choosing what is right, you have also, chosen what is hard.

Lay your ego aside and reach for the hard thing, because inside of the hard thing is also the right thing. This is why men fail, the right thing is the key, that unlocks the next level for your life.

Shift your attitude and see the hard thing not as optional, but as an obligation to those who seek MY face. The choosing does not become easier. What will you serve, the hard things, that are holy or the easy things, that appease the flesh?

James 1:19-20
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.

#415 – Forged by Testings

There is no progress without conquering the valley of pain. What is valuable has a cost, to achieve and to maintain. The pain is not the problem, it is the solution in an unprocessed form.

Aborting the process or finding a shortcut, to the glory, robs you of building spiritual muscle fibers. The enemy is not moved by a large muscular frame, that is impotent, he only recognizes power.

Spiritual warfare is won with spiritual strength, spiritual strength is gathered through spiritual exercise. The valley of pain is an obstacle course designed to build your spiritual longevity and power.

Looking for ways around the hard work, undermines the process and depreciates the prize. The work, this world needs, requires vessels of truth forged by testings and trials.

Proverbs 17:3
A crucible for silver, and a smelter for gold,and the Lord is the tester of hearts.

#414 – Ignore what Men Say

Whose authority do you have God’s or Man’s? When you assume a limit set upon you, the authority of the limiter is also accepted. The limiter becomes the lord over what you say, think or do.

Undeserved power and praise given to men, always breeds contempt. Men were never made to be worshipped, in turn man was designed to be an instrument for worship.

Ignore what men say, the best use of your will is in partnership with ME. A submitted heart and a surrendered soul can shift atmospheres, redeeming a whole generation.

Man’s authority is from the bottom up, but MY authority is from the Heavens down. MY power rejuvenates all that you are. Man’s power is self centered, in the end it restricts.

1 Peter 5:6
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.

#413 – Accept the Struggle

The test before you is the assignment and this assignment is not negotiable, the opinions of others is a benefit and the multitude of counsel, but this is the point where outside influence has its boundary.

The confronting problem has a solution hardwired to who you are becoming, whether the circumstances are divine or dumbfounded, a choice was made. It is less about your faults and all about your responsibilities.

When difficulties arise, celebrate. When confusion seeks to overwhelm, smile. When trials sneak up behind you, say Hallelujah, because you have stepped into another dimension of your destiny.

The enemy is strategic in his warfare and you are now viewed as a valuable target. The attack confirms your value and the effectiveness of who you are. Accept the struggles, as the necessary process to be made Holy.

1 Peter 1:15-17
But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is holy. For the Scriptures say, “You must be holy because I am holy.” And remember that the heavenly Father to whom you pray has no favorites. He will judge or reward you according to what you do. So you must live in reverent fear of him during your time here as “temporary residents.” .

#412 – Have Dominion

I AM the all breasted, sufficient One. Life, death, eternity all begin and end where I see fit. The power to duplicate, have dominion and to rule over this earth is a specific, designated power generously reserved for Man alone. MY sons, MY joint heirs share in this:

MY Omnipresence. I hold time and eternity in the same hand. I see the finished perfected you, through the past and the present. What has occurred in the past cannot limited ME, what exists in this moment cannot stop ME and what eventually becomes is subject to ME.

MY Omniscience. Every original thought was created in ME and then share within as a phenomenon called inspiration. As the author of every science, the discoveries of men are merely divine revelations revealed at the point in time, that I have preselected.

MY Omnipotence. The power to give life and take life originate in ME. Nothing exists without MY permissions and powers running through it. I AM all powerful and nothing singularly or in unison can match the manifold powers found exclusively in ME.

1 Chronicles 29:11
Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours, O LORD, and this is your kingdom. We adore you as the one who is over all things.

#411 – Actions Reflect Hearts

Once you have given all that you have, stand on your offering. In the future improvements can be made, but in the mean time, your best is your finest. Like the widow woman who gave her all, she gave from a place of totality.

I measure based on quality and not quantity, the amounts do not matter, I place value on the intents of your heart. Whatever you give to ME and others, that comes from a place of generosity is a contribution worth Heavenly and Earthly honor.

Whether men acknowledge or have the ability to appreciate, I see and know all. Your gift will make room for you, because it is a token of your heart proven by the consistency of your behavior. Actions reflect hearts.

Man does not have the final say. Remain steadfast to your commitments and exhaust every means to reconcile in truth. If repentance is refused, then free yourself from the ungrateful people around you and trust your aims.

Mark 12:41-44
Jesus sat down near the collection box in the Temple and watched as the crowds dropped in their money. Many rich people put in large amounts. Then a poor widow came and dropped in two small coins. Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow has given more than all the others who are making contributions. For they gave a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she had to live on.”

#410 – Gratefulness is a Choice

When you begin to compare your life to others, you slowly are giving your authority away. When the standard of excellence is external, you will always chase it. However, when the measure is internal, you discover the only way can find it.

Gratefulness can only be scored from the inside and that which comes from the outside is only there to torment. In the game of comparison, there will always be someone that accomplished more, witnessed more and ascertained more.

Do not listen to those who brag, because the reality is far more harsh. To be jealous over another, not knowing the sacrifices made is a waste of virtue. Focus on your path, your plan and your purpose, because your greatest achievements are there.

In a fallen world no one escapes sorrows and no one has it all. Gratefulness is a choice, choose it wisely, often and quickly. Be grateful deliberately and be thankful in the moment by savoring each and every morsel.

2 Corinthians 10:12
For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.

#409 – Unbridled Thoughts

Are you conspiring with the enemy? Using your mind against you is the best tool in the enemy’s arsenal, by taking a doubt or a half truth, he is then able to contradict MY Authority, in your heart.

The enemy attacks in many ways, health, finances and relationships, but have you considered the enemy found in your unbridled thoughts, the enemy, that attacks from within.

He enters as a small seed, a seemingly benign idea, that has been tolerated and allowed to replicate into self-loathing, negative inner talk and feelings of inadequacy.

Any thought, given the authority to reign inside your head and heart is dangerous, more dangerous than any outside threat. Be offensive towards this enemy, by taking each treasonous thought captive.

2 Corinthians 10:5-6
We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.

#408 – I AM not Done

I AM not done with you, despite what you see. I AM not done with you and my guarantee is an every breath bellowing inside your lungs. I AM not done with you, because the promises made to you, exist inside of ME.

You are not forgotten. You are not too late. You have not missed the mark. You have not failed in MY eyes. You are still, the apple of MY eye. You will live and you will not die. You are a conqueror and tomorrow is the battlefield.

Ignore the critics, because their words are from the pits of hell. Listen only to the voices that matter, the voice that you use to speak and the voice speaking to you now. Take captive any voice that is contrary.

When the enemy changes his tactics, it is because you have become a strategic target. The shift in your heart is now a threat to the kingdom of darkness and because of this new spiritual level, you are dealing with a revised devil.

Isaiah 30:18
But God’s not finished. He’s waiting around to be gracious to you. He’s gathering strength to show mercy to you. God takes the time to do everything right—everything. Those who wait around for him are the lucky ones.

#407 – Take the Time to Rest

Rest is Holy and carries the same anointing, that working does. In the rest, I provide the strategy and then the work is the execution. Both the work and the rest are equally blessed in honoring ME.

When I made the Heavens and all the things in the Earth, each day was divided between work, reflection and rest. The sabbath was designated to be a day filled with the work of resting. Take the time to rest.

When the enemy recognizes he cannot pull you into sin, his strategy changes and he will then push you into exhaustion; exhausted by working in the place of rest, fighting a spiritual fight with a carnal warfare and by saying yes, rather than no.

Rest in ME knowing that this obedience restores ALL of you, the body, the soul and the spirit. In the rest is a communion with ME, a refreshing and rewetting of a dry mouth. Walk in your Sabbath and walk in your rejuvenation.

Hebrews 4:9-11
There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish by following their example of disobedience.

#405 – When God Calls You

A leader is formed before the day of leading, a title does not make you a leader and leadership is a calling. It is achieved through a select process of bumps and bruises.

When God calls you, each situation faced next is dedicated to quantifying and qualifying that call. The good and the bad, that follow is preparation for the call resting on your shoulders.

The person called is more important than the calling and both are subject to the caller, which is GOD. If the calling is greater than souls or ‘the called’, loose humility, the calling is compromised.

As you lead, lead from the front, from the front of the pack, the front of your heart and from the front of your mind. Lead with all of your bests, the best of thoughts, the best of intents and the best of strategies.

1 Corinthians 1:26-27
For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong.

#404 – Your Mind is Divine

What is acceptable for others, can in fact, be a challenge for you. There is a safety in numbers, that can be dangerous for a mind, not fully made up. The opinion of friends and family is a comfort, until it controls you.

A complete conviction in your identity is a liberating trait. A whole minded individual can make the right decisions, even when it is not popular. The tribe and the clan are important to honor and respect, but your mind is divine.

The space between your ears is sacred, a Holy of Holy places, keep it safe and clear at all times. Clean it up after the messy things of life rush in. Leave no residues behind, whatever remains will fester.

This is your heart and the soul of who you are. The chaos that attacks all men is defeated on this battlefield. The soul is the mediator between your flesh man and your spirit man, the real you. The command of your true identity is conquered here.

1 Corinthians 10:23
All things are legitimate (permissible and we are free to do anything we please), but not all things are helpful (expedient, profitable, and wholesome). All things are legitimate, but not all things are constructive (to character) and edifying (to spiritual life).

#403 – Timing Must be in Sync

You have not missed ME, you missed MY timing, there is a distinction. A menacing spirit in whispering your ear, that you are a failure, flawed and defective. None of this is true. What you heard, from ME, was right, but the timing must be in sync.

A dream has a due date like a child being born, it is not easy to predict. The right time depends on the nature of the dream, too soon or too late can harm the baby. A dream, as a baby, fully matures in its own time.

The desired relationship, opportunity or position was right, but the timing was wrong and this is the reason it failed. The enemy’s job is to snuff out that dream, you must remain vigilant despite what may seem as a failure.

Hear me now, and write this on the tablet of your heart. All dreams come from on high and are sent directly from ME and I have given every soul a dream to fulfill, the demonic plan is to replace the dream, with a nightmare.

Habakkuk 2:3
For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.

#402 – Forbearance and Long Suffering

When transparency meets vulnerability healing is the result. The barrier to purpose is pride. Pride in admitting the truth to yourself, pride in admitting the truth to others and pride in seeking divine help.

Be patient with yourself, when you lose your temper or act from the flesh as opposed to the spirit. Anxiety, offense and anger are signs of unhealed traumas. These feelings of frustration indicate more work needs to be done.

The difficult task is to distinguish the difference between a bad situation, a bad behavior and a bad person. Being in a bad place and making a bad decision even though it contradicts your purpose, does not negate that purpose.

Who you are eternally is secure and what you have erroneously done is temporary. The process of Spirtual maturity includes forbearance and long suffering, forgiveness is equally good for the giving and for the receiving, have some for yourself.

Romans 8:30
And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.

#401 – Refusing to be Limited

A reputation can be lived down, no matter how accurately it reflects your former life. A momentary lapse is not the end, but simply a failed test, take the time to understand it, acknowledge it and do better.

Where you are now is not a surprise, nor a secret for ME. Jonah was still obligated whether in MY presence, on the ship or inside the belly of the fish. It can be either obedience or the lack there of, that accomplishes MY will.

Let your perspectives flow in and out like the tides, refusing to be limited by stale mindsets. All that is new, will eventually be seen as dated and day is coming when all the previous versions of you will expire, if you say so.

What is old to some can be viewed as seasoned to another, what is seen as novice, from one angle, can be seen as innovative from another. An entry level job can be looked upon as trivial or considered as an opportunity filled, paid internship.

Jonah 1:14-16
So the men cried to the Lord, “Lord, please don’t let us die because of this man’s life; please don’t think we are guilty of killing an innocent person. Lord, you have caused all this to happen; you wanted it this way.” So they picked up Jonah and threw him into the sea, and the sea became calm. Then they began to fear the Lord very much; they offered a sacrifice to the Lord and made promises to him.

#400 – Mourn for a Moment

When I end a thing it is over. Mourn for a moment, but shake yourself off and learn to move again. A season has ended, but not MY plans for you. This divine ending is connected to a new beginning.

Living in an old dream is exhausting, it will rob you of peace. The energy used maintaining an old thing is depleting. Death is a part of the cycle, utilize it like a compost pile.

Acknowledge the sails of life and the anchors . The sail causes movement, but the anchor hinders it. Pull up the anchors where you are and place you full effort into the sails.

Though a realized end is hurtful, it is the only path to a new beginning. Accept the closed doors and run with all your strength through MY new discovered doorways.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-3
For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest. A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to build up.

#399 – Yoked

There is an authority unique to who you are, that can only be expressed through your members. It is activated by faith and through a reliance on ME. Forget about the unknowns and what is perceived as attainable.

As I AM working behind the scenes. People and places are being rearranged, like pieces on a game board, some move backwards and others are being moved forward.

The purpose, the mission and each assignment is evenly yoked to the demands, challenges and what the world has called misfortune. For now, looking to the left or right is your enemy, focus on what is in front of you.

Nothing will ever get the better of you, I will use MY omnipotent power, causing things to work together for your good. This is more than causation, its an assurance secured by covenant with ME.

Matthew 11:29-30
Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”

#398 – A Day is Coming

A day is coming, by faith. When your bloodline will hold no more traces of infections, diseases or curses. The foreign matter affecting your family has been a lie sold by the enemy and bought into, by a previous generation.

Like the enemy, The King of Kings and the Lord of Lords has also been inside the most intimate of places, to restore. Where dominion was once given away, you will reclaim and submit to ME. The blood is what Christ especially came to redeem.

By these actions of faith. What fear, plus bad decisions has stolen, love plus good decisions has restored. Your bloodline will be boldly restored, because you have boldly placed a demand on the one that has the power to restore, all things.

A day is coming, that is both predetermined and predestined by faith. When the eternal faith and natural faith collide, generations are blessed. You have won more than a battle of blood, you have broken a generational curse.

Matthew 9:20-22
Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak. She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.” Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed at that moment.

#397 – Fill Your Mouth

David danced before ME, until he lost himself, in MY presence. This can be for you, as well, choose MY presence over the constant worries, that surround you. See the painful circumstances as the provocateurs for praise.

Invite ME into your midst, through worship and you will see a shift. A resetting of your environment and a change in the atmosphere. Heaven and earth must obey me and introducing MY presence cancels out darkness.

When you are at wits end, extend your hands towards Heaven. When you come to the end of your abilities and surrender is the only option. This is submission by making ME Lord over another aspect of your heart.

Fill your mouth with praise and your heart with gladness. These are the weapons of spiritual warfare. The enemy is not moved by titles, possessions or the accolades of man. The enemy is defeated by spiritual strength and spiritual authority alone.

Psalm 30:10-12
Hear me, LORD, and have mercy on me. Help me, O LORD.” You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy, that I might sing praises to you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever!

#396 – You Are MY Body

Look beyond this life and the limited measures men have drawn around you. I AM bigger and you are bigger than the most generous of limiting powers offered by men. Who you are cannot be defined by a man.

This is the greatest lie, conveyed by Satan, man is in control, that man can flourish separately from ME. Man is not the head, but the body. I AM the head, the bridegroom and you are MY body, the bride.

A body can move independently from its head for a season, but those movements are without purpose. The fulfillment you seek and the sense of accomplishment, that you desire are the benefits of remaining connected to the head.

Peace is a consequence, hope is a consequence, joy is a consequence and contentment is a consequence of serving ME. It is MY due benevolence and pleasure to provide, to those that honor this covenant.

Ezekiel 16:8
Later I passed by, and when I looked at you and saw that you were old enough for love, I spread the corner of my garment over you and covered your naked body. I gave you my solemn oath and entered into a covenant with you, declares the Sovereign Lord, and you became mine.

#395 – For such a Time as This

You are a mighty man of God despite the disrespect, you are a mighty man of God despite the feelings of inadequacy that overwhelm and you are a mighty man of God despite any shortcomings you my have, for such a time as this.

Your destiny is sealed. Your purposes are secure. Your place is set secretly and strategically. What I have designed for you is for you. Your future is sealed by MY very Word. It is backed by the Heavens, the Earth and everything that exists.

You will live through this and you will produce life. You were born to be a life giver, an incubator of MY Spirit and where MY breath resides, there is Life guaranteed. I have blown you into predicaments like the wind.

You are there to absorb chaos and exude life. The darkness you see around you is not a curse, but an assignment, because you are the light. The enormous weight of what seem to be against you is in fact for you, to strengthen you. I have sent you, therefore I trust you.

Ester 4:14
For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows if perhaps you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

#394 – I AM better than Gold

It is out of your unworthiness that your worth is made known. It is through the crucible of worthlessness, that I can rush in to restore. What do not have and what you have not done are the gaps orchestrated by purpose.

Seek ME in the deficits and I will indwell them. Let the weak say I am strong and allow the poor to declare a richness. Let the low in status find a renewal in ME. I AM Grace and I abound in darkness.

At the end of the conditional values assigned by this world is where your true worth and values begin. Until you embrace the nothingness of this world, your cannot lay siege to the unfathomed treasures of MY presence.

I AM better than gold, I AM more precious than rubies and I AM one hundred fold greater, than any pleasure in this world. Let the insecurities flow, that they may be exposed to the light.

Challenge the status quo, challenge what the world has convinced you to believe and challenge the traumas that have held you hostage. In the marvelous light of MY Truth your healing will be made evident.

Psalms 18:28-30
You, LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light. With your help I can advance against a troop ; with my God I can scale a wall. As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.

#393 – Come Out, Come Out, Come Out

Come Out
Come Out
Come Out

I AM awakening, drawing out and giving you the permission to evoke your purpose, your calling and every generational blessing in you. I AM placing a demand on every talent, ability, gift and skill.

I have come to release you, to be a MY distinct vessel in the world. Your mouth will be MY oracle. Your eyes will be for prophetic visions. Your ears will draw out apostolic principles to build MY kingdom.

The world’s disqualification is MY affirmation. I have qualified you through all that you have endured and survived. The test has been passed, because you have destroyed, what was sent to destroy you.

Walk straight, walk forward and do not look back. You are capable, you are suitable and you are prepared. Whatever you do not have is not needed.

I have stored in you, many secrets. The answers to past pain and recurring traumas are tied and bound to the words, I have placed in your mouth.

Every painful moment will be exchanged for a glorious moment, in ME. There are no wasted minutes, hours or days following MY precepts.

Each thought, each prayer, each fast, each praise, each sign of gratitude, each hallelujah and each time you have submitted to MY will, I have recorded in eternity.

Ask, now to receive a return on your spiritual investments. You have trusted ME in the cocoon, to develop you, trust ME still, as the newly formed butterfly.

Trust MY strength within your wings, trust MY power to fly and trust MY guidance to fly over what, you once had to crawl over.

Hear this, you are going to fly, where you formerly had to crawled.

Come Out, Come Out. It is time to fly.
Come Out, Come Out. It is time to fly.
Come Out, Come Out. It is time to fly.

Jeremiah 1:5
“Jeremiah, I am your Creator, and before you were born, I chose you to speak for me to the nations.

#391 – Much in and Much out

MY place of blessing has an immense cost. The large cost is commensurate to the large blessing, a blessing is an asset and has a value unto itself. There will be competition for anything of value and for any asset.

The cost may be money, it may be time, it may be reputation, it may be pain or the cost may be blood. The blessings are yours and are set before you, pressed down, shaken together and running over. Are you willing to pay the cost?

Will you march around Jericho seven times, like Joshua? Will you go into the Lion’s Den, like Daniel? Will you dip your body 7 times in the river Jordan, like Naaman? Can you be beaten with rods, shipwrecked and take 39 lashes, like Paul?

To walk in an eternal blessing will require a natural cost. To be widely known for your faith, will require a great act of your faith. To whom I have given and trusted with much, I also hold in high regard and require much. I demand much, much in and much out.

2 Kings 5:14-15
So Naaman went down to the Jordan River and dipped himself seven times, as the man of God had instructed him. And his skin became as healthy as the skin of a young child, and he was healed! Then Naaman and his entire party went back to find the man of God. They stood before him, and Naaman said, “Now I know that there is no God in all the world except in Israel. So please accept a gift from your servant.”

#389 – A Refreshing

The spirit of resentment, disappointment, disillusionment, fear and trauma are rebuked. Your empathy needs a refreshing, to be strategic and highly effective for the Kingdom.
Resentment is a state of disappointment.

Disappointment is the difference between an expectation and the actual. Over time disappointment, after disappointment breeds disillusionment. This is where the worst is expected and presumed.

Trauma can be physical, mental or spiritual, simultaneously. Requiring the healing to be sought and sent on each level. The result of trauma is pain, the result of pain is fear.

As you speak life, it must be demonstrative in your tone and the manner in which you speak. It must be genuine, with hearts in mind. You must be consistent in seeking to understand and hearing ME, on their behalf. You are holding a life in your hand, do not rush it. It will take, the time it takes.

Proverbs 12:18
There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

#388 – You are Fully Equipped

You are the Joseph of your family. You are the trailblazer and your wisdom will break strongholds and generational curses on your bloodline. Days may become cloudy and fear will try to attach to your heart.

Deny fear any access, but acknowledge that you are afraid. A healthy dose will keep you on your toes. The path you are on will not make sense to many, because it is yours and given to you, by ME. Advise will become a luxury.

You will have to spend some tearful nights in my presence and you will need to bring your grievances directly to the throne. I am building something in you, that has never been seen. You are building an Ark. I will be your primary counselor, so time in MY presence will be critical.

Even when you feel overwhelmed, you are learning and building new mental and spiritual muscles. You have been a great steward of your finances and with your family. This season is a season of trust. Trust in your abilities, trust in your gift, trust in your skill and trust in your talents. You are fully equipped.

Psalms 92:2-4
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him. For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease. He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.

#387 – Through each Infirmity

In the face of trouble. Raise your praise. When you acknowledge MY glory, you are acknowledging MY divinity. It is MY anointing, the conferring of MY divinity, that will destroy the yoke.

The sicknesses, cuts and scrapes of the past have been a means to build strength, through each infirmity. Each requires the immune system to set up antibodies or infection will result.

The infection can be treated with quick and accurate interventions. As it is in the flesh, so it is in the spirit, an untreated wound, can become an infection. Be quick in forgiveness and accurate in repentance.

Take time to acknowledge the divine. The events happening around you are governed and subject to the Lord of Hosts. Nothing is accidentally and nothing is beyond MY ability to use for MY Glory.

Galatians 5:1
For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

#386 – Until you Quit

What you feel is an attack is actually a series of events stayed by My hand. This is not a coincidence it is ME, creating an earthquake around you. I AM purposely shaking up all that you know and trust.

This will be a norm until you quit, Jonah. You cannot run, swim, lie or cry your way out of this. I formed you, I called you and I shaped you for a particular moment. This is about filling and fulfilling the mandate on your life.

The filling is to answer MY calling with exuberance and move with a sense of urgency. The fulfilling is to completely extinguish all that I have place in you, to leave this world empty and transformed.

The work you have done, the places you have been and the relationships you hold are all tools, a means to an end, MY divine ends. From today forward your focus must be ME and ME alone. Your passions and your purpose must become singular.

Jonah 2:6-10
To the roots of the mountains I descended;
the earth beneath me barred me in forever! But You raised my life from the pit, O LORD my God! As my life was fading away, I remembered the LORD. My prayer went up to You, to Your holy temple. Those who cling to worthless idols forsake His loving devotion. But I, with the voice of thanksgiving, will sacrifice to You. I will fulfill what I have vowed. Salvation is from the LORD!” And the LORD commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.

#385 – I Desire Intimacy

You speak of ME and you declare MY name, but you have kept the Holy of Holies, in your heart, from ME. There is more to experience in relationship with ME. There are many more Plateaus.

You presume, that I do not know you fully, that I will be surprise about your flaws. You are committed to ME and I know you love me, but I AM waiting to consummate our relationship.

I want you to be intimate with ME, naked before ME, not for my sake, but to heal your heart. You have been wounded and rejected by your previous lovers, but they did not love you, they loved themselves.

I AM LOVE, I AM healing, I AM restoration and I have chosen you as MY bride. I desire intimacy with you on all levels. I AM the God of your past, present and future, nothing is hidden.

Isaiah 39:1-4
O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.

#383 – Love Leads to Life

To listen is to love. To reserve judgment is to exemplify the person of Christ. Out of the concern in the heart, every mouth speaks. If you could take an unselfish moment to listen, then your answer will unfold.

The transformative knowledge of Christ is more than a head knowledge, that can be transmitted and received. It is also a heart knowledge, that gestates and incubates a living, breathing faith.

MY Word is sperm and your heart is the egg. As a seed fertilizes an egg, life is spontaneous and morphs the existence of both sperm & egg. The birth of a new hope, a new possibility and a fresh start is now a real and a tangible thing.

A listening ear leads to concern, that concern is a demonstration of love. A love that is first felt and then received. Love received within a heart fertilizes, a fertilized heart is rejuvenated and produces life. Listening leads to Love, Love leads to Life.

Mark 4:24
And he said to them, “Pay attention to what you hear: with the measure you use, it will be measured to you, and still more will be added to you. For to the one who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.”

#380 – I AM the Answer to them ALL

I am forcing somethings to come to a close. Wrongs will be made right and the upper will soon serve the lower. Remember what I have told you and say only that. The winds and the waves will blow and many will fall under the pressures of opinions, offenses and oppressions, but you will not fall. Hold onto MY hand.

Watch for Fear it has many forms: ego, short sidedness, anger, depression acting out, shame, disrespect, covetousness, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, addictions, lasciviousness, pride, haughtiness, arrogance, prejudice, bigotry, and condemnation. Love is the answer to them ALL. I AM the answer to them all.

Force your will over your emotional state. Choose to be happy, joyous, forgiving, loving and kind. Do not reciprocate evil for evil, this is easy. Use your energy and your gift to spread light to a condemning world. I have placed MY light in you, to do more than harness it. I intend for you to share it, with those in need and those that are desperate.

Where and Who do I serve Lord? Beginning serving those who have offended you, give to those who you most dislike, your time and energy. See those that have despitefully used you, as assignments. In the shifting of those hearts you will find ME and you will find a greater sense of your purpose. The fulfillment you seek, will found in the eyes of those that hate you.

Matthew 5:43-45
You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy. ‘ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who despitefully use you and persecute you, So that you yourselves may be the children of your Father Who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

#379 – Time to Release

In a vision, I saw hands surrounding a woman’s neck and the hands seemed to be stopping her from breathing, attempting to take the life out of her.
These hands were wrapped strongly and had a vicious hold.

The Woman:
The woman, represents humanity and every person living around the world. The choking is to prevent the voice, the story and the gifts from being shared with the hurting.

The Breath:
In the breath is healing, in the breath is life. In the breath is spirit. The healing will be, in the very areas one has overcome, survived and defeated, for the benefit of many.

The Assignment:
You are called not condemned, to the darkness, the depression, the feelings of inadequacy and the sense of not being worthy, that have plagued the recesses of your mind.

The Redemption:
You were not lost or forgotten, you were appointed to an incredible mission and assigned to sharing the secrets of your escape. You were not disregarded, you were designated for purpose. The world’s rejection was MY selection.

The Restoration:
The first chapter was from the world, but the final chapter must be yours. What will you do with the hurts and the pains? If you hold them, they will consume you. If you release them they will consume, the enemy.

The Conclusion:
The hands in the vision around the woman’s neck, were not an adversary or an oppressor. The hands, that were strangling her and the hands strangling you are your own. You have been justified, it is time to release the hold.

Romans 8:29-30
For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.