#150 – Dust Yourself Off

The milk was spilled and the deed is done. It is over now and you made it to the other side, bruised, beaten and broken, but you are alive. Take a moment to evaluate, the many blessings that remain. Rejoice that your mind is still sound.

It is lunacy to overcome the worst ordeal in your life, beating the odds, to now, live as a second class citizen. Do not give the enemy a lifetime pass to shame you, for a momentary decision. Who you are is not what you do.

Dust yourself off, hold your head high and decide your path to healing. Take a moment to celebrate living. Everyday of living is a new lesson. As the omniscient God, I only train those, who I will soon give power and charge.

Nothing and no one can shut the doors, I AM opening for you. There is not a scheme or plan capable of being made, that will undermine ME. I AM for you and not against you. Heaven and Earth will pass away, before any promise goes unfulfilled.

Colossians 3:10-11
Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him. In this new life, it doesn’t matter if you are a Jew or a Gentile, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbaric, uncivilized, slave, or free. Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us.

#149 – Yoke Breaker

Do not compromise who and how I made you. I have given you a distinct look, a distinct rhythm and a distinct sound. Make your sound in the earth, so that men will hear, not your voice, but MY voice residing in you.

I AM the yoke breaker. I AM the one devils and demons flee. Your sound is a clarion call of power and great Faith. It is the substance that tears fortified walls down. I Am the Lord, the Lion of Judah and MY roar makes the enemy tremble.

Make your sound and you too will make the enemy tremble. MY real and true power cannot be duplicated or manipulated. MY silence in you, will be taken as weakness no more, you have MY permissions to begin, to Roar.

I have fortified you with MY voice, MY breath, MY life and MY spirit. Use what I have given you to make a way and a path for righteousness. Refuse to shy away and hold your tongue, MY life giving power resides in you. Speak MY will and MY way into every area of your existence.

Job 37:2-5
Listen! Listen to the roar of his voice, to the rumbling that comes from his mouth. He unleashes his lightning beneath the whole heaven and sends it to the ends of the earth. After that comes the sound of his roar; he thunders with his majestic voice. When his voice resounds, he holds nothing back. God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding.

#148 – Pass the Baton (Part 2)

There is a baton passed from season to season, a baton passed from generation to generation and a baton passed from the spirit realms to the earthly realms. Before it was Moses’s staff, then Israel’s Ark and now the Cross of Christ.

In life’s race there will be straightaways, uphills, downhills and curves. The straightaways are optimal conditions, requiring minimal focus. The uphills are the times of struggle and require perseverance and a focus.

The downhills are the times of prosperity and require restraint and humility. The curves are different, they can be times of trouble or great shifting. The curves are best handled by leaning into them, trust ME in the curves.

Submitting to the curve is assuming a posture of surrender, allowing inertia to dictate your velocity. Keeping momentum, is in knowing when to focus, persevere, be humble, use restraint or to surrender 100% to the process.

2 Corinthians 5:14-17
Either way, Christ’s love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life. He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them. So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

#147 – Pass the Baton (Part 1)

The old you must pass the baton to the new you. The former self must make way for the future self. Yesterday is done and much has transpired: the blessings, the miracles, the pain and the shame all reside in that passing season.

As you move into a new environment, from the old environment, be sure to maintain your momentum. The baton symbolizes the accomplishments, the promise, the hope and the legacy. The goal is to move from yesterday, to today and to tomorrow, without losing stride.

As you run into what is next, make the transitions and the needed adjustments, based on your new assignments. The race depends on speed, timing and strategy, but the baton is equally important and must complete the race.

If the baton is dropped or fails to make it to the finish line, in anyway, you are disqualified. This is the crucial part, to complete your assigns and answer each of life’s calls, in a way, that opens a path into MY rest, being well and done.

2 Corinthians 5:1-5
For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands. We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing. For we will put on heavenly bodies; we will not be spirits without bodies. While we live in these earthly bodies, we groan and sigh, but it’s not that we want to die and get rid of these bodies that clothe us. Rather, we want to put on our new bodies so that these dying bodies will be swallowed up by life. God himself has prepared us for this, and as a guarantee he has given us his Holy Spirit.

#146 – An Earthly Deficit

You are a reflection of the light, connected to, the true and living light. It was ME that said, let there Be. I Am the source of all illumination and becoming the light is not your role. We are a team, MY dominion is Heaven and your dominion is earth.

Becoming too heavenly minded will lead to an earthly deficit. It is difficult, even impossible to be offended and anointed at the same time. The enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy, through sin, you have taken on the enemy’s identities: becoming a thief, a murderer and a destroyer.

You are replacing your purpose, your calling and your gifting for a sinful disposition. It is time for ownership: things you have said, things you have done and things you are thinking. The results have been disastrous and people have been hurt.

The day of calling wrong, right and right, wrong are over. I need you, to get to a place where the actions and words of men, against you, do not matter. The only thing that matters is what I command you to do and who you are to become.

2 Timothy 2:24-26
Again I say, don’t get involved in foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights. A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people. Gently instruct those who oppose the truth. Perhaps God will change those people’s hearts, and they will learn the truth. Then they will come to their senses and escape from the devil’s trap. For they have been held captive by him to do whatever he wants.

#140 – Times of Testing

In the moments of turmoil are where you will find the most sincere peace. Discovering faith in the chaos makes it all worthwhile and these times of testing, ensure a knowing of what a faith is made.

Growth is when you can see the victory and vanquishment in the same light, being aware that both are working together for your good. It is a shift in your prayers from deliverance and to becoming decisive.

Being fully persuaded, that the trouble in your world can be seen as a problem or the process, I Am using, to shape and mold you. It is your decision whether to lament or to be MY life of lamentation.

You are not a victim of circumstances, but are a preselected victor. The obstacles before you are no longer seen as predicaments of punishment, but are the processes of promotion asked for in prayer.

Romans 4:18-22
Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as he had been told, “So shall your offspring be.” Without weakening in his faith, he acknowledged the decrepitness of his body (since he was about a hundred years old) and the lifelessness of Sarah’s womb. Yet he did not waver through disbelief in the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God was able to do what He had promised. This is why “it was credited to him as righteousness

#128 – All Glory and Honor Belongs to ME

Any opportunity you need, I will create for you. If you create it, men will honor you, when I create it, men will honor ME. All honor and Glory belongs to ME. Men are not designed to be the source of Glory or Light, but the reflection of it.

Many men have fallen, seeking a glory that can only be accepted by ME. Remember to fulfill your role, leave being a god up to ME. You are MY designated representative, purposed to carry out MY edicts and to establish a heaven on earth.

You were first a spirit and then given a body. You were first with ME and then given to an earthly mother and father. Recognize this, the real you is spirit and then flesh. This means your strategy, warfare and thinking must be spiritual and then applied to the flesh.

Seek ME and they proceed. Your emotions will betray you when given complete control. Evaluate things from your Kingdom perspective, before allowing how you feel and what you see to dominate your actions.

1 Timothy 1:15-17
This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”—and I am the worst of them all. But God had mercy on me so that Christ Jesus could use me as a prime example of his great patience with even the worst sinners. Then others will realize that they, too, can believe in him and receive eternal life. All honor and glory to God forever and ever! He is the eternal King, the unseen one who never dies; he alone is God. Amen.

#123 – These Two Worlds

The assignment does not change, though the strategy will. You have heard MY voice, find another way. What comes easily, can make you impotent. What is worked for and fought for, in the end, has a more savory taste.

I AM the same God, committed to loving you unconditionally. The disapproval of man, does not discount your calling. You are not what they have said of you. The condemnations and convictions, in the earth are not so in MY Kingdom.

I will guide you into glory and into freedom, but it will be at a hefty price. It is going to cost you everything: your ego, your will and your life. Choose the assignment over self importance, status and social standing these all must be laid on the alter.

To become MY everything, will require, becoming nothing in the eyes of men. What signifies value in the flesh is not recognized in Heaven and what is invaluable in MY realm is scorned by most men. You will need ME to reconcile these two worlds.

Titus 2:11-14
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.

#103 – Embracing the Significance

There is no comparison or competition in being you. Your only competitor is in your reflection. The world will say, “break the mirror”, but it will not change your reflection. The flaws are still there, take them and harness them, making them the foundation.

The enemy is merely an agitator. You are running a race against your own potential and the winning is in you outlasting self sabotage. The real adversary is in the fear of embracing the significance of who you are.

You have to accept all that you are, the good and the bad. Master the good though humility and master the bad through repentance. It is time to embrace the real you, the imperfect you and the genuine you.

Stop living in the belief system of another. I have set the standards, measure yourself according to MY word. Your battles require your unique perspective and experiences, the armor you use must be your own.

1 Samuel 17:32-40
David said to Saul, “Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him.” Saul replied, “You are not able to go out against this Philistine and fight him; you are only a young man, and he has been a warrior from his youth.” But David said to Saul, “Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it. Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God. The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.” Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with you.” Then Saul dressed David in his own tunic. He put a coat of armor on him and a bronze helmet on his head. David fastened on his sword over the tunic and tried walking around, because he was not used to them. “I cannot go in these,” he said to Saul, “because I am not used to them.” So he took them off. Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine.

#99 – Peter it is Time

Every hope and dream is divine and creativity comes from ME. From a thought and a word, I created the cosmos, the earth and man. Your thoughts and your word are the same, creating your humanity, your domain and your existence.

Your creativity is an articulation of your Godly nature, it is the utterance of MY Spirit in you. Creativity is the highest and most vibrant expression of life. Creativity gives ME glory and is an acceptable form of worship.

Where has your creativity gone? Where did you lose your heart beat and creative powers? The occlusion to your creative power is connected to fear. Fear has inoculated your momentum and limited your forward motion.

It is time to put all of your trust in ME. Not a partial trust or a conditional trust, but a complete trusting. Peter it is time to leave the boat of comfort, to begin moving based on faith and walking on the impervious waters of MY word.

Matthew 14:22-33
Immediately after this, Jesus insisted that his disciples get back into the boat and cross to the other side of the lake, while he sent the people home. After sending them home, he went up into the hills by himself to pray. Night fell while he was there alone. Meanwhile, the disciples were in trouble far away from land, for a strong wind had risen, and they were fighting heavy waves. About three o’clock in the morningb Jesus came toward them, walking on the water. When the disciples saw him walking on the water, they were terrified. In their fear, they cried out, “It’s a ghost!” But Jesus spoke to them at once. “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage. I am here!” Then Peter called to him, “Lord, if it’s really you, tell me to come to you, walking on the water.” “Yes, come,” Jesus said. So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. But when he saw the strongd wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted. Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him. “You have so little faith,” Jesus said. “Why did you doubt me?” When they climbed back into the boat, the wind stopped. Then the disciples worshiped him. “You really are the Son of God!” they exclaimed.