#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.

#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!

#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

#104 – Chosen, Loved & Capable

Hope is the fuel and believing is the fire. Today is the beginning of renewed covenant with ME and with your own heart. A focus on shame and embarrassment is robbing you of MY Glory. Accept that you are chosen, loved and capable.

I AM the Lord, I hold life and every manner of DNA in MY hand. I AM more than the architect of life, I am the originator of living. The fear of failure and the pain of past defeats has limited how you live. Shame has displaced MY Glory.

Shame is the inability to receive forgiveness and to call MY regenerative, restorative, redeeming nature into question. Where you failed before was then, you are living in the NOW. Your NOW is renewed daily in ME.

Inside you is a unique power it makes blind eyes see, it makes lame men walk, it makes wombs whole again and it causes the dead, to live again. My breath of life is still in you and a sign that your assignment is yet done.

Philippians 3:12-14
I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.

#80 – A Spiritual Warfare

To address matters in the flesh, will produce a carnal outcome, but this is a spiritual warfare. You are a divine soldier and being well rounded is critical to winning the battle. Waste no time murmuring or complaining.

People are not the problem. Pray past the person and deal with the spirit, deal with the root. The root of racism is fear. The root of anger is rejection, the root of jealousy is abandonment and the root of covetousness is detachment.

The stakes are too high for pointless, petty exchanges with no spoils. Lay your ego and desire to be right at the alter, there is real work to do. It is time to become accountable and do your part in building the kingdom.

Every soul is precious, every heart was designed by ME and every breath is from ME. Find it in your will to honor each person, that I allow to cross your path. Consider each a divine appointment, because I do not operate coincidentally.

Ephesians 6:10-17
Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world’s rulers of the darkness of this age, and against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and, having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having the utility belt of truth buckled around your waist, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having fitted your feet with the preparation of the Good News of peace; above all, taking up the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;

#53 – A Revelatory Force

The circumstances, that you see are not too big for ME and I AM not intimidated by any enemy. You are focusing on the hurt, have you considered the Grace? MY grace is overflowing and in vast abundance, you will never be cut off.

Pressure is a revelatory force. Under pressure a man’s true heart is revealed, both the good and the bad. What is bureaucracy and what is faith, what Is beautiful and what is grotesque are all made known in the times of trouble.

Change your perspectives on your predicaments. Look for MY face and look in the mirror, there is some ugliness inside you, that is being revealed. As the challenges arise from the inside, revealed through this season of pressure, Trust ME with those outcomes.

The stretching is uncomfortable. It will be humbling as your facades are exposed and the false edifices torn down. These stressful moments are designed to expand your capacity for more. The pressure is for growth and the grace is for healing.

James 1:2-18
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation, and the rich in his humiliation, because like a flower of the grass he will pass away. For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in the midst of his pursuits. Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death. Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

#49 – MY Image and MY likeness

I want you to push past the shame and be obedient. You have placed your gifts and assignments on a back shelf, because you did not feel worthy. Men have limited who you are and limited who I have called you to be.

Well before the issues, the errors, the mistakes, the failures and the shame, you were mine. Being foreknown in the womb means that MY Glory is not something you are hoping to achieve, but the redeeming of something lost.

Tap into your birthright and tap into the one, that loves you incredibly and is incredulous about your infirmities. Your flaws, nor your imperfections and not even a single short comings are too hard for ME.

When I look to you all I see is beautiful, all I can see is MY Image and MY likeness. I see a son and a daughter, not the mistakes or the failures. All that I see and have hoped to see is MY prodigal child returning to the home built for them.

2 Corinthians 5:1-5
For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling, if indeed by putting it on[a] we may not be found naked. For while we are still in this tent, we groan, being burdened—not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.

#44 – MY TRUTH Endures

The serpent’s voice was heard over mine. This is the original mistake made in the garden. To believe another voice over the TRUTH. To accept the urging of any spirit or any man over MY word is the original lie.

Your belief systems are the battle grounds and anything held outside of ME is held outside of truth. Persuasion to believe an alternative version of facts is a perversion of your inheritance. Your inheritance is MY truth.

Why trade truth for a lie? MY truth endures as each lie falls and withers. The heavens were built on my truth and the earth was also built on my truth. Why do you think your world can be built on anything other than truth?

It was truth for Adam in the garden, it was truth for Moses in the desert, it was truth for David in the wilderness and it was truth for Jesus on the cross. All that has been made, all that matters, all that perseveres and all that produces life is built on MY TRUTH.

John 4:23-24
But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

#43 – I Have a Plan

Go now, move now, the irons are the hottest and it is time to strike at that deep goal of your soul. The wind at your back is MY breath. You are ready and MY hand is on you. The small game is over, it is now time to be aggressive in the things, I have shown you.

You have been quiet and conservative, but now it is time to be courageous. I plan to baffle you and to blow your mind. The table is being set directly before your adversaries. Do not worry about them, one that opposes you is merely a disconnected soul, from ME.

I have a plan and a provision for them too. Your obedience and subsequent abundance will testify of MY Goodness, this is the best testimony and the best witness. As you are made a spectacle before the world, carry the same humble nature, that has carried you to this moment.

In MY Spirit is MY Life and in MY Life is MY Breathe. In MY Breathe is MY wind. Use it to move now, for your sake and for the sakes of those watching. Move with the authority of the Kingdom of Heaven. Move decisively and MY Glory will be added, falling along as you go.

Psalms 33:6-11
The LORD merely spoke, and the heavens were created. He breathed the word, and all the stars were born. He assigned the sea its boundaries and locked the oceans in vast reservoirs. Let the whole world fear the LORD, and let everyone stand in awe of him. For when he spoke, the world began! It appeared at his command. The LORD frustrates the plans of the nations and thwarts all their schemes. But the LORD’s plans stand firm forever; his intentions can never be shaken.