#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

#133 – The Need for Escapism (Part 2)

Though you have a measure of success, despite the addictions, it pales in comparison to the fullness of what you could and should be. You are not disqualified, the many plans I have for are fully intact. This affliction has prepared you even the more.

The traumatic events are not your fault and not your shame to hold any longer, however the healing, repairing and learning from the traumas is your responsibility. I have trusted you with trouble and the end is for MY Glory.

It is time to focus not on the problem, but on where you want to be. Holding your breath between relapses is not working. I want you to breathe in each aspect of this situation: the emotions, the feelings and the fears.

What will emerge is a survival blueprint and way of escape for many. Be strategic and plan each moment, each day and each season based on what you want. Focus on who you are versus placing energy into what you have done.

1 Corinthians 10:11-13
These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the culmination of the ages has come. So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

#132 – The Need for Escapism (Part 1)

Beloved you are secretly addicted to a behavior and a need for escapism. The addiction has become a god and you are living from one high to the next high. The behaviors of bingeing and purging have become far too common.

The addictive behavior is the fruit and trauma is the root. Until the layers of the traumatic events are exposed and allowed to heal, the need for escapism, will be the outcome. The craving could be a physical, mental or an emotional over reliance .

The real you is hidden between the exhaustion and the escaping. Who you are outside of the behavior is a mystery. When you say yes to the escapism, you are also saying, yes to the pain and yes to trauma. You are giving it the control.

Yes to one thought process, becomes no to another thought. As the escapism is further exercised, you are saying no, to your purpose, no to your calling and no to your gifting. The answer to the addiction is a healed heart.

Isaiah 53:4-6
Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins! But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed. All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. Yet the LORD laid on him the sins of us all.

#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.

#124 – Free of Guilt and Shame

No matter the depth and breath of your sin. No matter the manner or magnitude of your depravity. The gospel is for you. Grace has covered you. This is not a license to sin, but a license to live free of shame and guilt.

There is a difference between being guilty and the shame of guilt. The shame is constant and designed to convict a soul. The stench of guilt is remedied by right behaviors. Guilt leads to repentance, but shame leads to inadequacy.

Improve your character, so that your words have power. So that your reputation reflects a royal priesthood. So that men can hear you and are moved to act. So that I can present your life to the host of Heaven and to the gates of Hell, as Holy.

I have forgotten your sins, but you are returning to the past, as a dog returns to vomit. This is a harsh word, designed not to hurt your heart, but to provoke it. You are more. You are chosen. You are called. You are eternally MINE.

2 Peter 2:20-22
When people escape from the wickedness of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and then get tangled up and enslaved by sin again, they are worse off than before. It would be better if they had never known the way to righteousness than to know it and then reject the command they were given to live a holy life. They prove the truth of this proverb: “A dog returns to its vomit.” And another says, “A washed pig returns to the mud.”

#120 – MY Face to Your Face

Steal away from the noise, so that you can hear MY voice. Leave the opinions of men for a moment, I need to isolate you for a season, to insulate you for a lifetime. I want to reveal more of MY glory to you, in preparation for the next level of difficulty.

This is beyond conventional worldly wisdom and will not conform with the status quo. I need you to hear from ME directly. This is an intravenous treatment, MY blood to your blood, MY face to your face and MY heart to your heart.

I want to speak to you without veils, priests or mediators, because they are no longer required and not capable. A blessing is coming, that no man can take credit for. What I am doing in you is through MY unconditional love, but MY blessings are conditional.

This will require execution and consistency. What you refuse to sow, limits what is harvested, today’s harvest is tomorrow’s seed. Be a good steward of the talents I have given you and I guarantee more.

Job 33:23-26
If there be for him an angel, a mediator, one of the thousand, to declare to man what is right for him, and he is merciful to him, and says, ‘Deliver him from going down into the pit; I have found a ransom; let his flesh become fresh with youth; let him return to the days of his youthful vigor’; then mand prays to God, and he accepts him; he sees his face with a shout of joy, and he restores to man his righteousness.