#384 – A Yielded Vessel

The raising of your hands to Heaven is a normal and appropriate response to the sensing of my PRESENCE. Hands raised to the heavens is a sign and an acknowledgment of the coming pouring out of MY Spirit.

It is also, a sign of surrender, it signifies that you have exhausted all your human resources and are now in complete submission. A yielded vessel is a powerful one. When you hand the reigns of your life to ME, the best of ME and the best in you collide.

Whether it be the ultimate praise or submission to the ultimate God, you will benefit. This is the seed of your breakthrough, at the end of what is your best, welcomes MY best. In your utmost weakness, you will experience MY utmost strength.

Raise your hands and allow ME to fix it, to be the solution. While, your solutions are temporary, MY solutions are eternal. Relieve yourself now, hand your worries to ME, that I may be GOD in your secret places and the unknown regions of your heart.

Lamentations 3:40-41
Let us examine our lifestyles, putting them to the test, and turn back to the LORD. Let us lift up our hearts and our hands to God in heaven.

#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.”

#381 – Your Honor is Coming

There is a coach that was acknowledged with the highest honor, his name was enshrined among the best of the best. The honor had a special meaning. The league bestowed upon the coach a recognition, delayed by his specific team and several years after many of his players experienced the same honor.

The coach was denied by his inner circle, but was accepted by the circle of circles. He was denied by a subsystem, but accepted system wide. He was denied by his city, but was accepted by the world. He was denied by those closest to him, but accepted by those observing from afar.

Despite the defeat, the denial, the disrespect and the delay the coach finally received his high honor. Your high honor is coming, delayed but is coming. You have been disregarded, but your high honor is coming. You were overlooked, with defeat in your eyes, but your honor is coming.

I am reminded of King Solomon, all of his wisdom, knowledge, wealth, notoriety and the very throne he succeeded was because of King David. King Soloman was King David’s son and his high honor, King Soloman walked in the full favor of God, because of King David.

1 Kings 3:6
Solomon replied, “You have shown much loving devotion to Your servant, my father David, because he walked before You in faithfulness, righteousness, and uprightness of heart. And You have maintained this loving devotion by giving him a son to sit on his throne this very day.

#378 – A Outpouring is Coming

An outpouring of MY spirit is coming. It is going to wash away the crimson stain and drown the chaos, the confusion that has become a normal. The evil you see in temporary. The pain you see has an expiration date. The fear will be addressed.

Do not worry, the hand that holds the Heavens and the earth in place has not wavered. The hurt may seem unquenchable, but MY Glory is steadfast and freedom is about to be released from MY mouth.

I have called you, I have equipped you and I have carved out a place for you. You have been counted and not forgotten, you are seen and what you do is seen, the sacrifices, the forgiveness and the peacemaking.

The investments of love, hope and kindness, that have been dismissed by this world have been stored in the Heavenly realm with me. I AM personally attending to your accounts and you will see a mighty return and a massive harvest. You must only trust.

2 Kings 4:3-7
And Elisha said, “Borrow as many empty jars as you can from your friends and neighbors. Then go into your house with your sons and shut the door behind you. Pour olive oil from your flask into the jars, setting each one aside when it is filled.” So she did as she was told. Her sons kept bringing jars to her, and she filled one after another. Soon every container was full to the brim! “Bring me another jar,” she said to one of her sons. “There aren’t any more!” he told her. And then the olive oil stopped flowing. When she told the man of God what had happened, he said to her, “Now sell the olive oil and pay your debts, and you and your sons can live on what is left over.”

#375 – A Peacemaking Spirit

When you have come to a point, where there is no right or wrong, nor good or evil and the only thing you are concerned with is MY presence, this is when you can clearly hear MY instructions. There is a wind coming, blowing into the threshing floor to separate the chaff from the wheat.

The winds are blowing for you, if your heart be wheat, but if your heart be chaff, this Mighty Wind, My Mighty Wind is blowing against you. This is a foreboding and a warning for those who claim MY Name, but whose hearts are far from ME.

This is your warning, to make your paths straight, to be who I have called, not this world’s calling, but who I have called you to be. I have placed a Peacemaking Spirit in you, I am commanding you to make peace. This is not an option, an opinion or a debatable decision.

Your ability to obey in this moment will cause a shift in the trajectory of the spread of darkness. I have made you for such a time as this. This is your purpose, this is your great call and this is why you have been given an arsenal of gifts.

James 3:18
And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.

2 Cor. 20:20
Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you, O Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you.

#374 – A Whole New Reputation

In a dream, I saw a man having a discourse with God. God told the man he was not spending precious time in his word, the man responded, Lord I AM in your word daily. The Lord answered, you are in MY word, but no longer enjoy it, therefore MY word is not in you.

The relationship has become stagnant, like a slow moving body of water, a Dead Sea. Much is in you, much has been deposited and much is available, but it has no place to be emptied into. Where is your understudy?

Who will carry on MY work in you, beyond you and throughout time. MY many Mantles over your life are great and it will require several generations to carry out. I have entrusted you with a new birthright and a new lineage.

This birthright has not existed before and the new lineage was forsaken by a previous generation. I AM raising you up to establish a new standard for men and their accountability to ME, their all sufficient God.

New health, new integrity, new character, a whole new reputation in the earth. Men that lead and lend, a system of sustainability, that reflects MY original interests in Eden. I made you to bear MY life and light. When men see you, they will see GOD.

I have called you to do more than disciple, I AM calling you to duplicate. To create more than followers, but to create creators. A new tribe of Judah, that will only worship and serve the true, living GOD.

Isaiah 43:18-19
“Do not call to mind the former things; pay no attention to the things of old. Behold, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming. Do you not see it? Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness and streams in the desert.

#369 – Born for this Moment

Today is the first day of a new chapter. What was, has expired and the new is all that remains. Only the new version of you remains. You were born for this moment and the time has come for you to reap the fruit of your labor, for you to taste and see, in your promised land.

The road has been difficult and arduous, but you made it. You are winning, because you have refused defeat and will continue to win, if you do not quit. You are a gladiator in your craft and well suited for the task at hand.

As you put on the armor of mastery, the sword of your gift and guard the loins of your call, nothing can stop you, because you are now operating in destiny. You are living in the predestined present, promised by ME, for you. This future belongs to you.

Heaven has proclaimed and it will be so. The intercessory prayers of the righteous are with you and are ever present to guide you. The book has been written and in Christ you have been established. This moment has been ordained for you.

Psalm 139:15-16
My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in secret, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all my days were written in Your book and ordained for me before one of them came to be.

#363 – MY gift in you is a Well

As you are looking for your place in the world, find your place in MY Kingdom. Your place in MY Kingdom is eternal and will clarify your place in this world. What the world wants and what the world needs are not the same.

It chases one thing, to achieve it and it, like most other things, does not satisfy. MY gift in you is a well, it is a well flowing with living waters, living waters of life, peace and rejuvenation. Be reminded, your gift has made room for you.

It is your skillset that generates compensation, but your gift of leadership (influencing in a positive way), your gift of administration (bringing clarity of focus), your gift of discernment (seeing the contrast between perception and reality) and your gift of exhortation (inspiring hope and healing) is why you are there. It is also why they will retain you.

The job is one thing and your work is another. The world has commissioned you for a job, God has commissioned you for HIS work. Do the work and the job will fall into place.

John 4:13-14
“Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.

#358 – It is your time, too!

Become comfortable, with what you do not know. As others around you begin to express their gifts and callings, resist the urge to become anxious or jealous. It is your time, too.

When you see ME use your brother or sister in a mighty way, let it be an inspiration and not an intimidation, about what is soon coming for you.

The flow of my spirit is over the body, as the oil flows from Aaron’s head, down his cheeks, down his beard and the rest of his body. The oil, MY anointing is flowing towards you.

The oil is not only costly, but powerfully fragrant. Aaron’s sons were sprinkled with the anointing, BUT Aaron was emerged in it.

The oil was not sprinkled, but wasted over him. The entire pouring out and the complete portion of Gods spirit. It is to signify a full trust, a full empowerment and the entirety of God’s power and purpose. You have not received some of ME, but all of ME.

Psalms 133:1-3
Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes! It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! For there the LORD has commanded the blessing, life forevermore.

#348 – Giants in your Generation

Until you slay your giant, you cannot be king. The king of the hopes, dreams and desires, I have embedded in your heart. The opposition facing your purpose, your calling and your gifts are your giants. Until you defeat the giant of pride, the giant of lust and the giant of greed your reign is on hold and will be delayed.

What I have placed in your hand is specifically designed to address the giants in your generation. Use your strength and energy, to challenge the status quo of both Christ followers and the culture. Find a balance between conforming to this world and becoming too heavenly minded.

The current spirit of religion has placed results over relationships, many have and many more will fall by the wayside, because you the bearers of MY word and MY truth are afraid to face the giants head on. Remember who has empowered you, the weapons of your warfare are not carnal.

It is sacrifice, that will be your secret weapon against the evil one. Live a life of holy offerings to ME, walking up right and beyond reproach. This reputation of righteousness will go before you and roar like a pride of lions, against the adversary.

2 Corinthians 10:3-6
We are human, but we don’t wage war as humans do. We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.

#341 – I AM Fortifying

Your dream is not on hold, you are just in a specific season of getting more context. Pay close attention to everything you are about to see and hear. I AM fortifying and enriching the dream. The scope is being broadened and the focus made more precise.

I AM expanding your territory and revealing it now, under duress, so that none can take credit for the revelations, including the innovations of your own mind. You have known in part and prophesied in part.

Now I am shifting things and revealing more of the predestined purposes for your life. You may feel manic, at times and that you have little, to no control. This is by design and needed for this season of growth. It is all about growing and growth.

You have held the fullness of who I AM at bay. I AM bigger and much larger than you have fathomed. Much you are aspiring to do, in your own power, requires the super natural. It is time that you relinquish control and untie MY hands. I AM going to bless you exceedingly and abundantly beyond anything you can ask or think.

1 Corinthians 13:9-12
Now our knowledge is partial and incomplete, and even the gift of prophecy reveals only part of the whole picture! But when the time of perfection comes, these partial things will become useless. When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.

#337 – Look for MY Peace

Whenever and wherever love is opposed, any place in which love is abhorred, this is the place where you will find ME. MY presence will rest in places like these, because where sin abounds much, MY grace abounds much.

In the heart of the hopeless spaces you will find rest. MY spirit will yield peace like the eye of a storm. At the highest point of chaos, I have a counterpoint of calm. Look for MY peace in the midst of your storm. It will always be there.

The wind and waves are mere distractions to the assignment at hand and the circumstances are falsehoods in the face of The Almighty God. Your Faith is the eyesight used to see beyond this realm, into the realm of what is possible.

Each pain, I see. Every hurt, I see and each unjust thing, I know. MY grace is sufficient. MY will shall prevail and you will be renewed. That was not, nor shall this be your end, you will live & not die.

2 Corinthians 12:9
My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.

#335 – God’s Ordained Partnerships

Do not be overwhelmed. Slow down, you are moving at a fanatical pace, this is not a sustainable course. When men see the brilliance and the light in your spirit, they are drawn like a moth to a flame. This confirms what God planted in you long ago.

The challenge will be discernment, distinguishing divine appointments from those drawn to the anointing. These are very good people and mean well, but efforts towards those opportunities are energy taking and energy depleting.

Test them in this way. God’s ordained partnerships will give you life and more clarity of purpose. Allow Him to order your steps and exercise your right to say, NO. Plan for immutable time with your family and loved ones.

Give yourself permission to breathe, to be unsure, to have fun, to be spontaneous and most importantly take time out for just you and the Father. God is using you, because you have the best heart and not necessarily the best plan. Protect that heart and God will protect the plan.

Psalms 37:23-24
The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the LORD holds them by the hand.

#328 – Accept the Power Within

The circumstances can be changed and a metamorphosis can occur by your hand. What has been, can be made new. The status of your family can be shifted and the current reality can be dramatically changed, with effort.

The enemy seeks to take your Hope, when Hope is gone actions are thwarted. His goal is to convince you, that you do not matter and therefore your work, does not matter. This is the original lie, to cause men to disbelieve the God in them.

Accept the power within, trust the internal mechanisms of God’s power. Your breath, your life and your spirit are all alive and activated by God’s presence. You are here on assignment and that assignment requires both vision and provision.

You do the work of diligently sowing righteousness: then the compassion, the fulfillment and the love are yours to harvest. The hard work is the heart work, to plow up the lies of the enemy and sow the seeds of what is good, what is upright and what is virtuous.

Hosea 10:12
I said, ‘Plant the good seeds of righteousness, and you will harvest a crop of love. Plow up the hard ground of your hearts, for now is the time to seek the LORD, that he may come and shower righteousness upon you.

#327 – The Desert is Finished

The manna is over. What the generations before you could not receive is now your rightful inheritance. The miracles of deliverance and sustenance in the desert, were to build you up for this moment. You will receive a city, that you did not build and harvest you did not sow.

Wealth, wisdom and warriors to help are coming from the North, the South, the West and the East. I am coming from the east, a wind of reclamation, to bestow what is and has always been yours.

This is more than a new covenant with you, it is also MY command. All that was made, must relent, acknowledge and obey. The giants before you, do not matter, only your relationship with the giant destroyer.

The manna was milk, designed to get you here, the Promised Land. The next level of promise, requires nourishment that only the promised land can supply. What was done in the desert is finished and is no more. Canaan is now your home.

Exodus 6:33-35
Moses said to Aaron, “Get a jar and fill it with two quarts of manna. Then put it in a sacred place before the LORD to preserve it for all future generations. Aaron did just as the LORD had commanded Moses. He eventually placed it in the Ark of the Covenant—in front of the stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant. So the people of Israel ate manna for forty years until they arrived at the land where they would settle. They ate manna until they came to the border of the land of Canaan.

#326 – Every part of you is Holy

I know everything about you and nothing can surprise ME. I know all that you think and all that you will say. MY hand is on you and the knowledge you possess is MY divine gift. This is your light.

I AM everywhere and through ME everything was made. If you plunge to the bottom of the ocean or explore the most distant celestial star, I AM there holding you, holding the oceans and holding the galaxies in place.

I made you remarkably, both fearfully and wonderfully, I have made you. A marvelous masterpiece of flesh on bone. You are MY sacred workmanship made in MY secret place, MY anointed work.

I formed you from the inside out, every part of you is Holy. Your Mother’s womb was MY canvas and the world is MY showcase. Every part of you I have loved, even in the darkness of sin, as in the light.

Psalms 139:12
Even the darkness is not dark to You, but the night shines like the day, for darkness is as light to You.

#325 – Authentic Authority

You are the light, that I AM sending into the world. If they do not see you, they may never see ME. What you say and do are crucial to the kingdom. Your yes must be yes and your no must to be no.

Your character must stand out from all others, because you are representing ME. Your words are MY words and your hands are MY hands. The help my people need is in hope, their healing will come from a renewed belief and renewed expectations.

This is your mission to inject MY eternal hope into every person and into every place, I send you. Like an archer with precise aim, disperse your arrows of hope into the atmosphere. Refill your quiver as fast and as frequently, as you can.

The world needs an authentic authority and humbled hearts full of love. The more intimate you are with ME, the more power, I can entrust with you. The adversary does not recognize titles or the accolades of men. He only acknowledges and submits to power from on high.

Matthew 5:14-16
You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they set it on a lampstand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

#321 – Obedience is an Offering

The gift, bestowed upon you by God will open doors and give you an audience before great men. This means more than an opportunity to share your gift with the world. It means, what you have done in the secret place is now being rewarded.

It means the Creator can trust you with a gift and with the fulfillment of the gift. It is the perfect balance of faith and works. The gift has been entrusted in your care and you have been diligent to multiply it.

This is trusting God with your very life and believing in Him by believing in what he has created, you. To accept God at his word, especially concerning the plans, He has for you is worship.

Obedience is an offering to God. You believing and acting as you believe are a soothing aroma in the Lord’s nostrils. When faithfulness and obedience collide inside a human heart, the blessings flow uninterrupted.

Ezekiel 20:41
As a soothing aroma, I will accept you when I bring you out from the peoples and gather you from the lands where you are scattered; and I will prove Myself holy among you in the sight of the nations.

#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.

#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.

#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.

#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.

#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.

#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

#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.

#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.”

#274 – Establish Me

I want to be free in mind and spirit, clear to hear from you Lord. I have so many unholy thoughts running through MY mind. Thoughts of fear and comparing MY life, to the life of others. I feel inadequate, yet you to speak me.

You have placed your words in my mouth, give me the right heart for your people. I need a shift in my attitude and my mindset. I want to see people the way you see them. Please forgive me for having a critical spirit.

I noticed that many of my thoughts are selfish and based on jealousy. I need your help to fix my heart. Remove the spirit of judgment and fill me with your reckless everlasting love. Make my heart unconditional.

I need divine healing, establish me from the inside out. I repent for placing my desire above yours. I repent for not trusting you and for leaning to my own understanding. You are my God and I will submit to you. Praise your name Father.

Proverbs 3:5
Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding

#247 – Prepare Yourself

You will soon be more wise, than some who have advised you. It will be vital that you refuse to be offended, if your promotion is not celebrated. Some will seek to limit you, to who you once were.

This next season is yours. You will walk into a series of predestined moments. If you make a mistake, do not wallow in it or allow the regrets to fester. Forgive yourself and determine to do better.

There are precious souls lacking, because you were not in position. All the benchmarks your father failed to achieve and all the blessings your mother refused to accept, are laid up dormant and awaiting your faith, to be activated.

Prepare yourself to be overwhelmed with HIS goodness. To be used in a mighty way, not for your glory, but for HIS Glory. You are a living showpiece signifying what a changed heart looks like.

Jeremiah 1:5
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.

#240 – The Lord of Resurrection

What is important to you is also important to ME. As the Father, MY ways are higher than your ways and MY thoughts higher than your thoughts. This means, that how I behave is based on MY sovereignty and cannot be dictated by man.

The sister of Lazarus had an expectation based on her presumptive nature, but his sickness was not onto death. His condition was placed on a pedestal, so that the outcomes would give ME Glory and glorify MY Son.

You are MY masterpiece and through you all must be displayed, the good days, along with the bad. You are MY demonstration of the times of triumph and the times of many tears. Despite what you see, your situation not onto death.

If I resurrected Lazarus, I can resurrect anything: your marriage, your health, your business and your finances. Here is the hard part, in order for there to be a resurrection, something or someone must die. Weep if needed, but this moment will not last, for I AM the Lord of resurrection.

John 11:4
“This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.”

#229 – Weep When Needed

Take some time to witness all the beautiful things, I have made for you to enjoy. Why would I create such splendor, if I wanted you to suffer? The wonder of a sunrise or a sunset is magnificent to see.

Every aspect of who you are is important to ME. I am so powerful, that even your sinfulness, cannot deter MY Glory. What I commanded of you will be fulfilled, to the letter and that which was determined before your mother’s womb, will be achieved.

No matter the level of hell conjured, whether by omissions or commissions, the adversary will not and cannot prevail against ME. Despite the darkness seen and the levels of demonic warfare on display, the Light shining from the Kingdom of Heaven, is well at hand.

Weep when needed, but do not worry. In times of weakness, worship. In moments of pain, praise. When the weight of the world is on your shoulders, dig into the word. Use the creative power in your lungs to speak vitality, speak peace and to speak MY promises.

John 1:3-5
Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

#227 – MY Thoughts are Higher

There as many opinions, points of views and perspectives that the world will offer and even demand that you accept. It is time to question some things, How does that opinion align with eternity?

The kingdoms of this world are moved by the notions of men that have not been washed with the blood, are enslaved by sin and serve the prince of the air. The prevailing ideas of the day are determined by the best argument.

A Spirit of self deception has been empowered to choose what is and is not truth. MY will and MY word are not debatable. I AM Sovereign and Eternal, MY thoughts are higher than your thoughts.

This is a clarion call, choose today, MY plan or man’s plan, MY word or man’s word, MY opinion of you or man’s opinion of you and specifically, MY will for your life or man’s will for your life.

2 Corinthians ‭10:5
We are destroying sophisticated arguments and every exalted and proud thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought and purpose captive to the obedience of Christ.
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#224 – Liberty Equals Life

I AM releasing you. You are released from filling shoes designed for others and released from performing. Performing for people that do not matter and do not have your best interests at heart.

I have come to set the captives free, as MY disciples, you are not robots programmed to be holy. I formed you for freedom. MY followers are free thinkers, that find truth and power in MY word.

Be mindful of religious clicks and steer clear of spiritual pettiness. MY presence and MY call always produces freeness. Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. Liberty equals Life.

There is a place for denominations and for doctrine. Neither, however, can take the place of spirit and truth. Guard your faith and watch carefully for seductive spirits and the doctrines of demons.

Luke‬ ‭4:18-19‬
“The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the LORD’s favor has come. ”
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#222 – Receive the Truth

What are you becoming? I have a specific plan and a desired outcome for you. The popular views of the day and life goals of the masses are far below MY standards and the fullness MY potential.

As I am sovereign, what I am building in you is also, sovereign. Complete, self-sufficient and self-reliant, a strong building is one that emerges from the bedrock. You are being built from the substratum to serve as a backbone for society.

The intellectual fads of the day that serve as motivation and inspiration will fade, as the seasons pass. Place your confidence in the rock of MY word and MY Eternal presence, that seals it.

Seek the truth and receive the truth. Seek the short term and receive the short term. Seek the imperishable and receive the imperishable. Seek a compromise and receive a compromise. Seek the Lord God and receive the Lord God.

Jeremiah 29:13-14
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile

#219 – The Enemy is Fear

I have said, that you can! That is all that matters. You were created to be smart and clever, use it. Use all that you are and all that you are capable of, to stretch towards the mark.

The winning is not exclusively in the outcomes, the winning is in competing and facing the enemy head on, despite the odds against you. Rise up to compete when others have forfeited, without trying.

Set your face like flint and fight for your very life. The competition is not in the circumstances, but in you facing the fear, inside you. The enemy is defeated, because you decided show up.

To the victor go the spoils of confidence, clarity and consistency. These are the tools, that give you an advantage in facing both fear and foe. The enemy is fear, either you control it or it will control you.

Psalm 27:3
Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.

#218 – Your Belief and Your Unbelief

I understand it looks uncertain and there is no possible way it can work, just believe. I know it has never been done before, but just believe. I realize that few agree with you, but just keep believing.

I know that this is the hardest thing you have ever had to do, just believe. I know that you doubt yourself sometimes and it can be overwhelming, but just believe. I know you get frustrated, but just keep believing.

I know that you get tired and weary, just believe. I know you may want to give up and throw in the towel, but just believe. I know you feel unworthy and inadequate, but just keep believing.

Your belief and your unbelief are warring. The unbelief may always be present. As you offer your belief as a praise and lift your unbelief as a prayer, I will accept both as righteousness.

Mark 9:24
The father instantly cried out, ‘I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief.’ ‭‭

#217 – Hopes, Promises and Dreams

Hold on to the Hopes, the Promises and the Dreams. For they are all that you have. Money and possessions can pass away, popularity will fade. One that is up today, can be down on the next day.

What is Hope?
Hope is the partaking of a future joy, in the present moment. Hope is alive and it thrives when protected. If you sow in hope, you will reap in possibilities. Hope is key to surviving the mental warfare of this world. Hope is your umbilical cord.

What is a Promise?
A Promise is a guarantee from on high. It is God’s commitment to us, bound by HIS very word. Every letter of HIS Word is sealed with HIS sovereignty. Each promise is protected and connected to the existence of Heaven & Earth.

What is a Dream?
A Dream is a storyboard of what is to come. A tangible vision delivered to your subconscious, designed to bypass doubt and the second guessing of your mind. The dream is a blueprint of the future, secured and underwritten by the Blood of the Lamb. It cannot be unseen, denied or debated.

Romans 8:24-25
For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

2 Corinthians 1:20
For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.

Number 12:6
He said, “Listen to my words: “When there is a prophet among you, I, the LORD, reveal myself to them in visions, I speak to them in dreams.