#318 – (Part 3) Rejection is your Protection

Consecration is to make or declare something sacred, to dedicate something to a divine purpose. Ordained to a specific office. Devoted to a particular purpose.

The isolation leads to insulation and the insulation leads to the consecration.
This is when you are now eligible to receive divine downloads. The creator can now be heard, because you are ready to hear.

The consecration is when you begin to clearly identify what your purpose on this planet is and why you were born in this era. Why you were born with this or that ethnicity and gender. As you are becoming more intimate with who you are, your calling becomes very clear. This is when your gifting become sharper and more precise, it is where you understand the difference between a gift, a talent and an ability.

The consecration is when you realize why the isolation and insulation were required, to produce the right environment for you to completely embrace the Why, The Who and What of your life. The Why is your purpose, The Who is your calling and the What is your gifting. Until those three are in alignment, the other components of what you are assigned to do, on this planet, will remain a mystery.

The goal is the have life and to have it more abundantly. To be fulfilled by fulfilling every assignment the creator has for us.

As a seed must go through a process to become a tree. It requires being buried and the seed must go through a process of breaking to accept the water and the light. We too can only mature through a process. The isolation is the burial and breaking, the insulation is the water and consecration is the light.

Psalm 118:22-24
The stone the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone. This is from the LORD, and it is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day that the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

#317 – (Part 2) Rejection is your Protection

Once the isolation is embraced, a new normal becomes a reality, a metamorphosis occurs. The isolation that was once one sided becomes mutual, meaning that your ability to interact fully and influence them was taken away. You eventually accept the fact and begin to heal, because of your growth, the ingroup, looses its power over you. The person/group that isolated you, no longer has the ability to interact and influence you, either.

This metamorphosis results in insulation, you are now becoming self resilient and your own words and thoughts have a greater value in your world. You no longer need, what you once thought, you could not live without, the approval of others.

The insulation is were you begin trusting in you. New talents, abilities and skills will begin to emerge. You discover a world of possibilities in you. You begin to fall in love with you. You start to recognize your value and worth, you realized that you have something to offer the world.

The insulation is were you begin to trust in you. You are still very much aware of the pain from isolation, but you are learning so much about yourself, that the pain seems worth it, in a way. The isolators are no longer the Judases or the Benedict Arnolds from the Betrayer Hall of Fame, but they are actually key figures in your liberation. The ones that meant to harm you, were actually, conduits of the change, that has given you and entirely new perspective.

The insulation is where you realize that it is in your best interest to forgive them, to live and let live. It is where you become very aware of your own short comings and the times when it was you, doing the isolating. This is when you become comfortable in your own skin. A season in which, you understand that you are enough. You are valuable and you are worthy. Once you can forgive yourself and others, you are ready for the best phase, consecration.

Psalms 27:10
Even if my father and mother abandon me, the LORD will hold me close.

#316 – (Part 1) Rejection is your Protection

Have you ever been left out or excluded from something? Perhaps a group of friends or even family decide to exclude you in some way. The world can be a tough place, when yohu are being purposely ignored and left out.

Perhaps it is the rejection of a lover, a friend or even worse a parent, that has decided to turn their backs on you. No matter who you are, at some point, you have been deny access or entry to something.

Maybe, you got cut by the basketball team, or the volleyball team or you were not good enough to be apart of the group. It may have even been the cool kids table at school, the chess club or the PTA.

Somehow, you were seen, as not smart enough, tall enough, strong enough, pretty enough, wealthy enough, fast enough, worthy enough or even sharp enough. It is tough not being enough.

Then, what is perhaps even worse, are the comparisons. If only you were more like your brother or your sister. A teacher could have compared you to other students and treated you indifferently.

This pain of rejection is a universal experience, some react by retreating into themselves, others get angry, some internalize to a point of self harm. Some make the ultimate decision and choose to end it all, by embracing suicide.

I believe, there is an alternative view and it comes from seeing the whole movie, instead of focusing on one scene. When I was 15, I was able to better understand myself a 5. At 25, the 15 year old me made more sense. At 35, I had more clarity on what the 25 year old was doing wrong. At 45, I realized that all things are working together for my good.

All the pain was a process and the process leads to a perfecting and that perfecting leads to purpose. Nothing is arbitrary and nothing is by happenstance, it all points me directly toward the reasons, why I was born.

Each of us has a unique purpose, calling and gifting. It is a benefit of having breath in your body, you and I were born for a purpose. We have an assignment hardwired in our DNA and I must tell you a little known secret about you. Your DNA is perfect. It is flawless and it is perfect because of who designed it.

If we are now looking at the whole movie and not just one scene, we have to reevaluate, why bad things happen to us. Why is it that, as you are trying do the right thing and wrong things keep happening. The pains in life and the hardships are designed to reveal our character. To show us our blind spots, to show us, who we are now.

It takes pressure to reveal the flaws in your character, under the pressure of pain, anger and hurt the real you is revealed. This is where the real work can begin, if you can see the movie and not just the scene.

When you realize, that your purpose is protecting you, then each bump in the road can be seen in a different way.

You, at a point, understand that pain is not just hurtful, but it also gives clarity. The pain of rejection is more than hurt, though it does, deeply. It is the first step in the process of growth. Are you being buried to die or planted to grow? They both seem like the same thing, from the outside looking in, but there is a difference between a farmer’s prayer and the last rights.

The process of being ostracized and rejection is traumatic and life altering. This is isolation. You are placed in a situation, where you are tolerated and not celebrated. You are widely know, but not widely loved. A situation, where you are continually reminded, that you do not belong.

The isolation forces you to operate outside of family, social or business circles and to fend for yourself. This can feel like shame and embarrassment, even guilt. It is important to press forward despite the pain and use the isolation to re-evaluate who you are. Are you overly dependent on the approval of others?

The isolation is where some weaknesses will be revealed in your personality and overall character. What a man does in desperation and under pressure reveal who he is. This is the trying part of the process, can you overcome the offense? Are you going to languish in the, ‘what was’ or accept the, ‘hear and now’?

John 15:18-19
“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.

#315 – Resilience is Built

Could the hard thing, that is before you, be MY will? Could it be MY hand that has led you to a dry place? The pressure reveals to the Master Craftsman were weaknesses are. Is your trial and current challenge MY doing?

When the catastrophe is designed for you it cannot be prayed away, it must be withstood. The storm is not happening to you, but it is happening for you. In the storm, a resilience is built that is unique to a storm experience.

I AM building you to have character and depth, not easily fooled or discouraged. A people with a road worthiness, that I have called to courageous and long suffering. I am raising a people, that are not fearful or afraid.

A shift must be made from victims, that move with the wind of trouble, to victorious representatives of the Kingdom. Believers that stand to face the enemy, wherever he manifests and boldly claim new territory.

Matthew 11:12
And from the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of the heavens is taken by violence and the violent seize it.

#314 – Be mindful in your Pursuits

Bloom where I have planted you. Make use of each and every resource. Abundance makes man lazy and it is easy for them to forget ME, the Father. It is better to work every day of your life and receive eternal life, than to store up riches, that can never be spent.

The world worships money and places value in it, above life. The Kingdom of Heaven values life, above all else. You were created for covenant, relationship and intimacy with ME. I made you for MYSELF.

Be mindful in your pursuits. Wealth is short lived evaluated through the lenses of eternity. Pursuing wealth ends with wealth, a dead thing. Pursuing the hearts of men ends with salvation, a living thing.

The vision is always life. Presence, life and life more abundantly is what Jesus lived and died for. HE died to retain authority over sin, death and hell. You are alive to produce more life, the eternal, all else is secondary.

1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.

#313 – The Impossible is MY Domain

Place your trust in ME and not in your own power. To you, it looks impossible and it should, because it is impossible for your strength, intelligence and ability. The impossible is MY domain.

As a child runs to the protective arms of his Father, you can run to ME now. Allow ME the omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent one to go before you, to fight for you and to establish you.

You have gone, as far as, you can within your own strengths and fueled by your own passions. This is when your strengths become your limitations. You have run as fast and as long, as you can.

This has taken you outside of your support system and made you vulnerable to becoming prey. I made you for covenant and designed you to run with a team. I made you for partnerships to run with others, to lighten the load.

Exodus 14:14
The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.

#312 – Whatsoever, I say will be So

Stand in the truth, that I have given you. It will not make sense to many, but they are not you. What I have given to you is for you and it may be a lifetime, before the world understands.

I AM the God that blessed Abraham with a son, despite his age. Through one son, MY promises were fulfilled. Abraham became the father of many nations, beyond his age, his beliefs or the beliefs of anyone around him.

Abram first and then Sarai both laughed at MY proposed blessing. Neither started the journey with faith in ME or the promises. As with you, what you cannot see or believe, will eventually become your reality and your legacy.

The truth, that you stand under is for you, but does not need your permission or inputs to work. This is because the promises have come from ME and the entirety of MY omnipotence is in MY Word. Whatsoever, I say will be so.

Genesis 12:2
I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.

#311 – I AM the one that Blesses

Every opportunity that comes your way and looks good, may not be a blessing or the best option for you. There are many good things, that can lead to compromised outcomes.

Consider each aspect of your business and personal relationships. Has the season changed? What I use to bless you in one season, can be the blockage to your next season. The thing is not good nor bad, but how you relate to it.

The promised land to Israel was a blessing, but I AM the one that blesses. Whatever you have or do that becomes more important than ME is an idol and possessing that gift, has now become idol worship.

I AM a jealous God and I will have no other Gods before ME. Israel fell into bondage because of this, they wanted what the gentiles had. They failed to remember the One True and Living God. Look to Israel and learn.

Exodus 20:5
You must not bow down to them or worship them, for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God who will not tolerate your affection for any other gods. I lay the sins of the parents upon their children; the entire family is affected—even children in the third and fourth generations of those who reject me.

#310 – Your Glorious Completion

Obedience is better than sacrifice and I desire to trust you with more. I need you to move briskly, at MY command, without fear or a questioning in your heart. MY will does not change and it is not negotiable.

There are new things I want to expose you to and a new territory for you to cover. This will require a new way of seeing things and a higher level of trust. The higher the Glory, the higher the warfare.

Remember what is new for you is old for ME. What you are challenged by today has been foreknown in MY realm, for ages. MY Glory begins at the end of a thing and then builds back to the beginning.

Your glorious completion is solidified, because you were given a beginning. Your start is the guarantee of a finish. Not any finish, but a glorious resolution choreographed by ME. I AM your end, your middle and your beginning.

1 Samuel 15:22
But Samuel replied, “What is more pleasing to the LORD: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission is better than offering the fat of rams

#309 – From Within You

Many people will not understand who you are and this is by design. It may be a harsh reality, depending on who the person is. When you become fully aware of you, it is an internal edification.

Your power supply comes from the inside and is a confirmation. You are made by design formed and shape by ME. No man can offer you this. No man has the capacity to tell you who you are.

Why? because each man has their own journey to the knowledge of self. This is a full time endeavor and a lifelong lesson. I AM purpose and give all things purpose. Purpose is an extension of ME, it is alive and moves at MY direction.

Your value and what you value must align, this can only emanate from the spirit and be accepted by the soul. The confirmation of who you are can only come from what is manifested, from within you.

Ephesians 2:10
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

#308 – Grace & Provision

Not long ago, I was sick to the point of incapacity, abdominal pains had become so intense that, I drove myself to the emergency room. I was there for several hours, receiving a battery of tests and eventually referred to a gastrointestinal specialist. In the interim, I completely lost my appetite and subsequently 30 pounds. I spent 18 hours a day in the bed.

I eventually had an endoscopy and a colonoscopy, the endoscopy was clear, but the colonoscopy found ulcers and inflammation in my intestines. The ulcers were so pronounced that the colonoscopy could not be fully done. The recommendation was rest, fluids and antibiotics.

I eventually followed up with the doctor and did another colonoscopy, this time the inflammation was gone and the ulcers were also reduced to nothing. A biopsy determined there was no cancer, Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.

I remember a peculiar question that the doctor asked me, ‘what do you think could be causing the ulcers’. I found this to be odd, because the doctor was the specialist and the expert. I was hoping the doctor could tell me.

What, I did not fully understand then and I have a clearer picture of now is this: I was the only one who could answer the question. The Doctor was not asking about my lifestyle, per se, but about my life. In other words, what are you stressing over and worrying about that is affecting your health?

Eventually, I realized it was my business, that was causing my stress. I was trying to hang onto something, that the season for, had ended. The business in particular was not the issue.

The issue was in the affirmation, sense of worth and the identity, I received from being a successful entrepreneur. I made the mistake of connecting my value, worth and status to an external achievement. This flawed logic was adversely affecting my health in a major way.

I clearly remember having a sense and unction from God, that 10 years in that business was the assignment and it was time to transition into my next season. Here is the epiphany, my ulcers were due to my disobedience.

The grace and provision had moved to the next season of my life, I was operating under my own authority and no longer under God’s authority. The cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night was moving and I remained in the old place.

I lost sight of what I valued, I value God’s presence. I made the business, my reputation and status more important than obedience. Those things had become idols, I manufactured my very own idol.

Matthew 6:31-34
Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans strive after all these things, and your Heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Today has enough trouble of its own.

#307 – The Giant Thing

You are currently under pressures, that are assignments, but you were made to withstand. You have been groomed for this trial. All the fiery moments in your past are for this season and this time. You are competent and uniquely equipped to handle this.

This is your fight and your Goliath, God made Goliath not for the Philistines, but for Isreal. HE needed a giant thing to fall in front of you and in front of your enemies to signify, in whose name, you are living.

The giant thing will appear as confusion, chaos and criticisms. When Goliath fell it was a symbolic divide. As his body lay between the two camps, the defeated giant represents a dissection, between your faith and your fear.

Goliath’s severed head is the evidence, that he will never resurface again. You will never see this giant again, not in your life or in your bloodline. This is the breaking of generational curses.

1 Samuel 17:45-46
But David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with a dagger, spear, and sword, but I come against you in the name of the LORD of Hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the LORD will deliver you into my hand. This day I will strike you down, cut off your head, and give the carcasses of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the creatures of the earth. Then the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel.

#306 – Will You Choose Peace?

What good have you produced in an angry state of mind? Have you won a single soul for my kingdom, through an angry outburst? If anger should overcome you, express it in a wholesome productive way and be mindful to avoid crossing the line of sin.

In the fever of missed expectations and disappointments, emotions can run high and rationale runs low. Refuse to give the evil one any indictments against you and do not allow a day to be resolved, without resolving your anger.

Extinguish every form of anger, bitterness, quarrels, debates, fits of frustration, points of contention, slanderous speech and differences of opinion for the sake of peace.

No argument, no disagreement or discord is worth your peace. I am the Prince of Peace, I run heaven and earth from a place of peace. I prefer for you to be whole, while your anger may be justified, it cannot hold peace hostage. Will you choose peace or let anger win?

Ephesians 4:26-31
Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil. Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need. Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

#305 – Confusion is A Yoke

You are standing behind people that you are to lead. Your leadership is more than age or time on this earth, it is about MY gift in you. MY assignment for you and the fulfillment you seek is there. The power and promise is in the assignment, the obedience.

You have mastered how to be content in your gifting. How to make the best of what you have and how to live in victory. This is MY will for you and MY will for many. Will you teach them?

Confusion is a yoke and MY people have yokes around their necks, both hands and both arms. I AM sending you to free them, as you freed yourself. You will be my modern day Moses and you will lead my people to a spiritual promised land.

You are experienced, you are strategic and you have been faithful. This is your next season of growth. I AM asking you to teach, what you have been taught. When you obey, you will receive an energy and a new vitality.

Proverbs 22:29
Show me someone who does a good job, and I will show you someone who is better than most and worthy of the company of kings.

#304 – Use your Emotions

It is difficult to serve God without emotion. Emotions do not make you weak, they make you human, as I intended. I have given you all three: emotions, intellect and a free will, this is your soul.

You carry both your best self and your worst self within the same soul, the same emotions and intelligence, but different wills. The will that prevails gets to make the decisions for your life.

When your decisions are based on your lower self, the result is always guilt or remorse. When your enlightened self makes a decision, it creates an encouragement within itself and a generation will benefit.

When it is time to mourn, mourn. When it is time to be joyous, be joyful. Each moment is to be lived and savored. Breathe in beauty, when you see it, but cry with the broken-hearted. Use your emotions to help heal hearts.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to break down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to cast away stones and a time to gather stones together, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to count as lost, a time to keep and a time to discard, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.

#303 – (Part 4) The Whirlwind

In the vision, the whirlwind gave me a sense of familiarity, power and control. I have faced whirlwinds, beforehand and they defeated me, however, this whirlwind was unique. The past defeats had made me ready and prepared. I felt as though, this particular whirlwind was working for me.

This is what the Lord is saying. The whirlwind is yours, it is rearranging the traumas, the past hurts and the pain. God is pulling purpose out of your past and present problems. All that was lost, that was embarrassing and was shameful to live through is being realigned by the whirlwind, to become the cornerstone of your identity.

You have fished these waters for a lifetime, meaning you have done a thing for years, but God is asking you to cast your nets on the other side, to do the same things in new ways. There is not a distinction between this side and that side, the difference is under whose authority are you now fishing, living your life and facing the whirlwind.

The past whirlwinds caused pain and chaos, this whirlwind is to restore. It will all make sense if you trust ME and submit your circumstances to ME, the way maker.

The winning in the whirlwind is to face it, to show up and to be brave. Despite the fear, despite the odds. It is in knowing and trusting the one that holds the winds in His hands. You get to choose what the whirlwind means, it can be a time of focus or a time of distraction. Your awareness of the whirlwind around you is key and keeping it in perspective is critical.

The whirlwind looks chaotic and confusing from the outside, it may even feel embarrassing, until the moment it all comes together. This is the moment when the whirlwind becomes clear and it demonstrates God’s power, might, strategic movement and restorative grace.

*Moses was sent into a whirlwind. It was decreed the all Hebrew boys would die. Not only did he live, but God selected Pharaoh’s home to grow and groom the emancipator of Israel. God made Pharaoh’s daughter his step mother and appointed his mother as nurse. This is the deliverer forged in the whirlwind.

*Solomon was formed in a whirlwind. David sinned with Bathsheba and that baby died. David placed her husband in harms way and he was killed. David’s actions brought judgement on a whole nation, but found a way to repent, a way back to God’s grace. In this, Soloman was born, the second child of David and Bathsheba is the heir God chose out of the whirlwind.

*Jesus was born into a whirlwind. He was born to die, to bare the sins of many and to redeem the lost, forever. Jesus agreed to being relentlessly accused, perpetually lied about, tortured, mocked openly and to die a criminal’s death. Christ conquered the whirlwind.

Proverbs 30:4
Who has ascended to heaven and come down? Who has gathered the wind in his fists? Who has wrapped up the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son’s name? Surely you know.

#302 – (Part 3) The Whirlwind

In the vision, as I was in the whirlwind, I had an overwhelming peace. A supernatural sense that all I was seeing, would be aligned to me. Any effort to enhance would have been futile, God was in complete control.

He was showing me that my best efforts are finite, in the presence of the infinite one. He was inside the whirlwind, outside the whirlwind and all through me, at the same time.

God did not have to speak or move for the whirlwind to respond to him. It moved at his thoughts. Whatever God thought, the whirlwind obeyed.

The peace was all encompassing, every worry, concern, offense, desire, fear, failure, mistake, short coming, flaw, issue, problem, pain or past failure was gone in the whirlwind.

I have personally missed God many times, but not in this moment. I was completely certain, that the slow motion view of the whirlwind was God assuring me, that this moment would be different.

This time my heart was pure and my heart could now handle, what had always been mine, the relationships, the connections and the strategic positions of favor to best affect the kingdom.

The prophecy: I AM always in the wind and the wind is in ME. Whether it is warm or cold, dry or moist, gentle or gale forced. The wind causes the rain and the drought, it can scatter seed or uproot mature trees.

The wind can bring quail for food, destroy a persistent adversary or bring judgment to those that deny the wind. It brings to the mocker and the haughty, pestilence and plagues. To the righteous one, the wind, MY wind and MY presence brings peace and arranged favor.

The whirlwind is what blows situations into your life, that you are not qualified for and you remotely deserve to have, yet suddenly become yours.

Ezekiel 1:4-5
I looked and saw a whirlwind coming from the north, a great cloud with fire flashing back and forth and brilliant light all around it. In the center of the fire was a gleam like amber.

#301 – Deeper Overwhelming Intimacy

What are you rehearsing? There are thoughts in your mind that are keeping you stuck: stuck in the past, stuck in pain and stuck in a defeating process. The fear has taken up residence in an intimate place, a place made for faith and not fear.

What are you hiding? There are a set of hidden sins, that you have tried to keep from ME. I see it, but I will heal and redeem only with your permission. It resides deep in your heart, a place I wish to occupy.

The things you are rehearsing and hiding is hindering. It is causing a delay from the inside, doubt attached to an embryo. It is the substance of things that makes you question your value and worth, it is a lie.

The answer is in MY Love. More than hearing or seeing the evidence of MY love, but in giving yourself the permission to possess MY Love. There is great compassion, a deeper overwhelming intimacy with ME, that can be had.

Ephesians 3:16-19
I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God

#300 – (Part 2) The Whirlwind

In the vision, the whirlwind was all around me, it was all that my eyes could see. Though the scene was chaotic, my spirit, surprisingly was not anxious.

Inside the spinning current were many things some good, some bad and some embarrassing. There were people I loved and also things that I earnestly desired, mature desires, beyond materialistic things.

For example: a desire for a better relationship, deeper covenant and ears to hear for my wife. Also, an increased relevance in my children’s lives, with the ability to shape them for purpose and not for my preferences.

Then, there were some hard things in the whirlwind, relationships and situations that seemed, irreparably beyond hope.

I saw opportunity for ministry and ways to operate in the the gifts entrusted to me. Candidly speaking, the magnitude of what God has shown me, about the callings on my life are overwhelming.

The whirlwind acknowledges the chaos and uses it to uproot and reposition things. The chaos is not from God, but the whirlwind is. The whirlwind will confuse the enemy and bring order, in key areas, simultaneously.

What will appear, as disorder to those outside of the whirlwind is in fact, God’s divine order. Your whirlwind experiences will be just for you and may not be understood, until later, when the manifestation is clear.

As the whirlwind was moving, shifting and reorchestrating the elements around me, each thing was placed and arranged in proximity to me. As I stood still, God placed the relationships and favorable circumstances at my feet.

The things that had caused me to pray, cry and curse before, were now accessible and directly within reach. It was God using the whirlwind to secure my path and right my relationships. All I did was trust and stand still.

This is what, I have learned:

*The whirlwind gives a sense of God’s timing and direction. There are 21 words for winds and each is unique to a season, region, force, temperature, direction, duration, geography, change in climate and affect on the landscape. This means that a wind is specific to a period, place and a position in both the natural and spiritual realms. The type of wind you are experiencing, indicates where you are spiritually.

*The whirlwind is for your enemies and naysayers. It was a wind the parted the Red seas for God’s people to cross on dry land. Is was God that harden Pharaoh’s heart, He wanted to make a spectacle of Pharaoh, his army, his chariots and his horsemen, that the enemies and oppressors of Israel would see the Glory of God and know He was Lord.

*God speaks from the whirlwind, He rebukes and will remind us of His power and might. The whirlwind is a demonstration of Gods’s sovereignty, he blesses who he chooses. Your righteousness is meaningless in the face of the King of Righteousness. All that you are and have are because of the Lord. Everything under heaven is the Lord’s and his plans have never failed.

Exodus 14:13-14
And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

#299 – You are worth dying For

You are the prized treasure of Christ. His love is for you, forged by His immutable sacrifice made on the cross. His love was not only spoken, but radically demonstrated. He proved his love and reestablished his covenants with His own blood.

There is no higher price paid, than to give ones own life. Christ did more than die, He suffered the humiliation, the shame and the disrespect of the very people, He was dying for. Satan used that moment to make a spectacle of Christ.

Every painful lash was for you. The mockery was for you. The plucking out of his beard was for you. Each time he was spit on was for you. Him being stripped of clothing, near naked and paraded through the city was for you.

You are worth dying for. You are worth the embarrassment of men. You are worth the shame of an entire people. You are worth the disrespect and condemnation of the world. You are worth the most horrible death known to man. You are worth dying for.

John 3:16-17
“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him

#298 – Forgiveness and Love

Forgiveness and love work hand in hand, each are a compliment and a requirement for the other. Love without forgiveness can make a heart bitter. Forgiveness without love, leads to detachment and the loss of relationship.

One side of forgiveness is about letting people, plus the pain go and the other side is about restoring. Like a broken bone, healing occurs through a process of restoration, bit by bit, until the bone matches its original strength.

Love too, has dimensions and phases. A small child will express unconditional love for a parent, for a season. As the child becomes more mature, loving the parent is expressed through the filters of pain and experience.

The love remains, but requires both repentance and forgiveness, for it to be sustained. You often hurt the ones you love most, the most. This is were you must find unique and creative ways to forgive.

1 Peter 4:8
And most of all be warm in your love for one another; because in love there is forgiveness for sins without number.

#297 – (Part 1) The Whirlwind

In a vision, I saw a whirlwind all around me. It was tall and wide, but slowed down, so that I could see inside. It was full of people, situations and human connections. I could recognize the faces and each was an aspect of my current season, but also the next.

As I stood still, relationships began to fall in place, difficult situations were resolved and the ability to flow in the anointing became easy.

I later learned that a whirlwind forms when two currents, in opposing direction, meet. It can be over sea or land. The whirlwind represents the power and might of Yahweh, coming together from different directions. The whirlwind has the ability to move things around and to shift the order of things. Here is what is I concluded.

*The whirlwind is a season. Bad decisions are made, when the temporary is viewed as permanent. It will be impossible to man’s standard, but it is more than possible with God. Hold onto his last commands and stand still in the midst of the whirlwind.

*God is working through the whirlwind and the alignment, reconciliation and restoration of some situations cannot be done in the natural realm. Heart changes come from spiritual interventions. Hold on to your integrity, speak the truth in agape love and allow God room to work.

*The whirlwind is for you. What appears to be chaos is bringing divine order. Why, because chaos and its father, are defeated and are subject to God’s will. God is using the whirlwind to bring clarity to confusion, vision to blurriness and purpose to ambiguity.

Nahum 1:3
The LORD is slow to get angry, but his power is great, and he never lets the guilty go unpunished. He displays his power in the whirlwind and the storm. The billowing clouds are the dust beneath his feet.

#296 – A Prayer for the Genuine Me

I am angry and hurt, God. I do not understand it. I have honored you and my fellow man, yet the outcomes are chaotic. You say to turn the other cheek and you say walk another mile. When will enough be enough?

I will continue to trust, but I need some grace, give me a sign to press on. This is hard to accept, I need your mercy. I want to be forgiven, but find it hard to forgive. I need your comfort.

The image of who I am and the reality are not the same. Am I becoming, who I aspire to be or just a fraud? Cover me with wisdom to protect from the enemy, within me.

Purge the darkness in my heart, that is connected to traumas and pains. Please reconcile the genuine authentic me, with the me, that is afraid to let go and trust you.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

#295 – Good, Good and Good

A Good name is better than money. It is a reputation of trust and an honest man can be found on any level. It is best to be poor and honest, then to be rich and full of lies. When you operate with integrity, doing business above board, you are transacting in the heavens and making ME proud.

Good news is the salve to a weary heart. It is like washing the dirt of the day from one’s feet. It can change the atmosphere by lifting hearts, minds and spirits. Good news brings life, but gossiping lips, take life away.

Good work is a mark of a master craftsmen. The mastering of one’s craft is perfection and can be a means to sharing ME, the perfect one. Let your work distinguish you in the marketplace and let your work ethic be a witness of your God.

Good friends are real treasures, they come to lighten the load of living. You are enhanced by those invited into your world. Life is to be lived in community, through covenants relationships and working together.

Matthew 12:35
The good man brings good things out of his good store of treasure, and the evil man brings evil things out of his evil store of treasure.

#294 – Your Oath and Obedience

Call upon all MY name and invite ME into your personal affairs, nothing is to mundane for ME. I AM excited about every aspect of you. Allow ME into the unkept crevices of your heart. Here I AM to guard you, from the adversary and to guide your path.

Rebellion has not been a profitable endeavor for you. Following your own will has led to many defeats. Are you tired of sowing into false gods and not receiving a harvest? The profitable, the prudent and the logical choice is the Sovereign Lord.

I AM the God of all truth and MY desire is that you will live everlasting. Living in homes built by your own hands and sustained by your own fields. Living long lives planted and rooted in ME, springing forth like trees.

As you are endowed with long life, your children will be favored. Your good choice, to follow ME is blessed and a blessing will also follow them. Whatever they think to ask, I will provide. I will walk ahead of them, with MY approval, because of your oath and obedience.

Isaiah 65:1
The LORD says, “I was ready to respond, but no one asked for help. I was ready to be found, but no one was looking for me. I said, ‘Here I am, here I am!’ to a nation that did not call on my name.

#293 – Marked Just for You

As your day comes to a close, no matter how eventful or tumultuous it was, I am still with you. The opinions of men are easily swayed, they love you today and then hate you tomorrow. What matters most is what, I say and if I am pleased, with you.

And yes, I am well pleased with you. I am the manifestation of Agape, the unconditional love. My love and protection for you is also without condition. It cannot be lost or stolen, only foolishly forfeited. Do not let the world or the evil one convince you, that you are worthless.

As a will is written and sealed in the natural realms, the benefactors of the inheritance cannot be lost or stolen. The only way an inheritance can be nullified is by death or forfeiture of the inheritor. This is also true, of your spiritual inheritance.

The inheritance is yours and it merely requires you accepting it. What has been laid up by your Heavenly Father is yours, it has been set apart, protected and marked just for you. Stored in a safe place for no one, but you. Watch for the enemy, he comes to steal, kill and destroy your inheritance.

John 10:10
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

#292 – Your True Character

All that you were denied in the forms of compassion, empathy, direction, wisdom and leadership are who you have become. The denial was part of the process and never a deviation.

Your value is not in what you do, but who you strategically are in the lives of those you are called to serve, enlightened and lead. The power is in your presence and not what you produce or present.

Your gift to the world is the embodiment of grace, courage and fortitude. The Freedom, the power and authority is in who you are and less what you do. The anointing does fall on you, but it is activated from within you.

You are designed to shift atmospheres with your presence, encouragement and reassurance. You have become, who I designed you to be. Walk in the authority of your name and your true character.

Genesis 32:28
“Your name will no longer be Jacob,” the man told him. “From now on you will be called Israel, because you have fought with God and with men and have won.”

#291 – Liberty, Autonomy and Sovereignty

Freedom and fulfillment are the benefits of serving ME, the Most High. No other god can offer that. All other gods require a penance that leads to servitude, their illusions of liberty are lies.

In ME, the bond servant commits all to be freed. In the kingdom of darkness, what appears to be a liberation is sealed with an eternal yoke of bondage. I am the God of liberty, autonomy and sovereignty.

As you are being forced to bend and conform into what religion says you should be or what society says is acceptable. Are you becoming more like ME, is it in MY Image?

I AM the Author and Chief Architect of freedom. Freedom is the power to think, speak and act. I designed you for freedom, following another is captivity. Accept the freedom that is eternal.

John 8:35-36
A slave is not a permanent member of the family, but a son is part of the family forever. So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.

#290 – Use These Memories

The hell you have a lived through has a purpose. It can be a beacon of light and hope. A promise rising from the ashes of pain. There are multiple answers, solutions and keys to life, hidden in your story.

Strive to be authentic and fulfilled, versus popular and happy. The accolades of men and ill-gotten pleasures will eventually fade, but who I made you to be and the contentment that flows from ME, will last forever.

It is fine, if you are reminded of what you have overcome, at times. Use these memories, as fuel, to wreak havoc on the enemies of life: defeat, darkness and depression. You can either be tormented by the past, or use your past to torment the enemy.

To a defeated mindset, remind them they can win, as you have won. To a darkened soul, illuminate their countenance by bringing to mind, my everlasting grace and mercy. To a depressed spirit, intercede on their behalf for clarity of purpose.

1 Samuel 2:8
He lifts the weak from the dust; he raises the poor from the ash heap to seat them with princes and to bestow on them an honored position. The foundations of the earth belong to the LORD, and he has placed the world on them.

#289 – A Worthy Target

Hold your tongue, until the spirit of forgiveness comes. Offenses are strategic forces that arise to detour, delay & destroy you at a specific place and time. The timing of the offense is an indication of your spiritual assignment.

When you override an offense, it is turning a roadblock into a roadway. Moving from no understanding to a common standing. You cannot change nor confront every offender, but you can lessen the offender’s sting, by letting it go.

By removing the offenders arrows from your heart. Soon you will see the offenses as jewels. You have become such a threat to the kingdom of darkness, that you are a worthy target.

This is a high honor, it indicates walking in purpose and an alignment with ME. Welcome to becoming the hunter and no longer the enemy’s prey. This is the cost for kingdom power, your comfort.

Proverbs 17:9
Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.

#288 – Fully Equipped

MY Mercy is forever, you cannot extinguish it. I will continue to pour it out for you. All, that you are struggling with is covered. Your present, past and future mistakes are covered, too.

Your flaws do not move, nor deter ME. MY LOVE is based on who you are, the very workmanship of MY hands, what you do and how you perform is not the source of MY LOVE.

I called you to go into environments devoid of MY LOVE, grace and mercy, to change the atmosphere. The spirit of heaviness and depression is rebuked, by your presence. The light you have is for more than you, it is for many.

Get over yourself immediately! Stop worrying over what you do not have. You are ready and fully equipped. The two fish and five loaves are in hand, I simply need you to obey and I will provide the increase.

Matthew 14:16-21
But Jesus said, “That isn’t necessary—you feed them.”“But we have only five loaves of bread and two fish!” they answered. “Bring them here,” he said. Then he told the people to sit down on the grass. Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, looked up toward heaven, and blessed them. Then, breaking the loaves into pieces, he gave the bread to the disciples, who distributed it to the people. They all ate as much as they wanted, and afterward, the disciples picked up twelve baskets of leftovers. About 5,000 men were fed that day, in addition to all the women and children!

#287 – Being Well Informed

Recognize when things are beyond your control, be wise to know your limitations. Avoid the pride of knowing it all or understanding it all. I reveal the plan in parts, because the enormity of what I have for you will overwhelm you.

The awareness of what you cannot control, gives you control. Knowing what you do poorly is equally vital, as knowing what you do well. I want you to have an intimacy with both your strengths and your weaknesses.

Being well informed about your gifts and how they are strategically connected to your shortcomings, gives you an advantage and takes power away from the adversary.

It is the truth that sets you free. The truth about who you are and about who you are not. Being fully aware of what you do not have or do not know opens the door for humility, new information and growth.

John 8:32
And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

#286 – Work your Work

Your work in this life and your job are two very different things. Your work is the Eternal purpose decided, before you entered your mother’s womb. A job is an assignment designed to fund the work.

Working a job is fine, be sure to work your work, while working your job. The work always edifies and builds people, while building the kingdom. The work has its own intrinsic rewards.

The work is guaranteed to produce, either hope, peace or fulfillment through a sense of accomplishment. Those that master the work are content in all seasons and circumstances. The work is life.

When a role is no longer fulfilling, it means the season for that environment has passed. The work remains, the assignment changes. The lack of passion and reward is not about the work. The feeling of discontentment is about failing to move, as I have led you. It means that I have a new assignment for you.

Psalm 90:16-17
Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children. And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.

#285 – Release the Shame

I have forgiven you and that forgiveness cannot be undone. When will you forgive yourself? Have you allowed shame to enter into your heart? Shame takes away your identity and causes you to work, to earn what has already been paid for.

The power to walk in MY inheritance for you, is in the resting, not the working. Rest in the finished work of Christ. I have already redeemed the world from sin, it is finished. Rest in MY green pastures and drink from the still waters.

The debt owed was paid, with hefty interest. You are no longer obligated to pay. I have redeemed, restored and reinstated you with full benefits. You do not owe anyone anything, but to love them.

Release the shame, your sins are forgiven, go and sin no more. Embrace what the shed blood bought. It was more than a ransom paid, it is the dowry paid for a bride. Jesus is the bridegroom and HE was shamed, so that you will experience shame no more.

Isaiah 61:7
Instead of shame and dishonor, you will enjoy a double share of honor. You will possess a double portion of prosperity in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.

#284 – Embrace Repentance

Be fearless, because your calling is from on high. The power and the gifts flowing through you is borrowed. The authorities you possess are connected to the responsibility defined in your Mother’s womb.

It is at your lowest point and the most sinful times that MY immense Grace shines brightest. It the darkness, that is most dramatically transformed by MY Marvelous Light.

You can move faster in the knowledge of MY grace, than in the luxury of MY gifting. Heaven moves when MY elect suffer and demons tremble when men of God embrace repentance.

Forget what you are seeing and refuse to accept what is being heard. The sultry voice of the enemy is the same, he speaks to cause compromise and to believe an alternative reality.

Proverbs 28:13
Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

#283 – Listen with Compassion

When you speak it is to bring clarity and peace, to be an edifying force. This is a power drawn from ME, that I have placed in your spirit. You are helping one or two, but when your power is submitted to the source of all power, you can help thousands.

Speaking is easy, but hearing is not the same. Hearing requires submission to another’s thoughts and feelings. Can you humble your opinion and listen to another’s heart? In your listening, I will unlock healing, first for you and then, for you to deposit in them.

Jesus, MY Son was sent to live, listen and lay his life down for MY people. Can you live for others, listen with compassion and lay down your agenda? Can you take abuse, for my sake, allowing your pride and ego to be crucified?

In you hearing ME and the concerns of those, to whom I send you, is a balance between wisdom and empathy. A balance perfected by Christ. This is the mandate, to finish the work of Christ by restoring the hearts of men to ME.

Matthew 13:16-17
But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear. “For truly I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.

#282 – Being Offended

In a dream, I was slowly driving in a downtown area with various intersecting streets. It was during what seemed to be rush hour. Some of the streets were one-way and others were two-way.

One could easily get confused, especially if you were not familiar with the area. As I was making a right turn, from a one-way street onto a two-way street. A car leaving a parking lot, began heading in the wrong direction and toward me.

Once the driver realized he was heading in the wrong direction, he made the adjustment by making a U-Turn, in my lane. This was not the considerate or safe thing to do, he could have reversed back into the parking lot.

I was annoyed by this and fixated my attitude and attention on the illicit driver. My obsession on the driver and not on driving, led to an accident, me hitting another car.

I was so worried about my offender, that I let it distract me. My need to be right and express displeasure with Mr. U-turn, led to embarrassment, further frustration and an unnecessary expense. A temporary inconvenience, became a substantial inconvenience, because I refused to let an offense go.

I learned that being offended or allowing myself to become offended is a distraction, that takes my focus off what matters. When you have an assignment, distractions will come and we must release the right to be offended for the sake of righteousness.

Proverbs 19:11
Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.

#281 – Know Your Limitations

Peace is a choice, you can reside in it despite your circumstances. Peace is a benefit of being MY child. Resist chaos, avoid confusion and when all else fails, call on the Prince of Peace.

I make you to lie down by calm waters to be refreshed, take time daily to refresh and reflect, to surrender the cares of this world to ME. There are things within your control, that I have equipped you for and there are other things, outside that control.

Any effort placed on things beyond your control is where the anxiety begins. This is where you are operating in flesh and not spirit. You must know your limitations for the season of life you are currently in.

What was once permissive for you to do or say is now inappropriate. The way you once thought, will be a hinderance based on your current assignment. Your new freedom is the product of a new restraint.

Isaiah 9:6-7
For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His government and its peace will never end. He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity. The passionate commitment of the LORD of Heaven’s Armies will make this happen!

#280 – Be MY Hands and Feet

You can hear MY word and choose to disobey. You can know MY voice, but listen to another. Whatever you will to do can be either carnal or sacred. The gifts and callings are given to be a reflection of the giver.

Use your gifts to help and not hinder. Be a light to darkened souls. Use the life comprised in your tongue to create more life. Speak joy and compassion into the atmosphere. Use your voice to confirm and let the world condemn.

People are drawn closer to ME or further away from ME based on what you say and do. The gospel without compassion is bondage. Truth spoken without empathy are merely words.

Be MY hands and feet to help the hurting. Show MY heart by demonstrating what a changed life of loving looks like. Use your gifts to help, to heal, to edify, to clarify, to beautify, to understand, to intercede and to restore.

1 Corinthian 12:26-27
If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together. Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.

#278 – Embrace Forgiveness

Forgiveness is your due benevolence as a believer. When you can look past an offense, this can be the best and most authentic witness for ME. To love in the place of fear, to pray for those who despitefully use you.

Forgiving is not forgetting, it is refusing to allow the pain to become perpetual. It is releasing your right to retaliate. It is an active mandate of your will to empathize on another’s behalf.

Forgiveness is the key component of repentance. The forgiveness that you receive is in direct proportion to the forgiveness that you give. The clemency that you bestowed on others is accounted for, then drawn on, when it is you standing in the way of judgment.

Embrace forgiveness, because it is the essence of Christ and the purpose for the cross. The Lamb of God was the ultimate sacrifice and atonement for sin, the concluding Passover for mankind. Forgiveness is essential to salvation.

John 1:29
“Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!