#340 – Stand in the Gap
When you see a weakness in another, this is a divine revelation. Though the knowledge be personally frustrating and a costly betrayal, it is a part of the process. God is giving you special insight to intercede in their behalf.
The insight into your brothers weakness is a gift to demonstrate love and long-suffering. Should you exploit him, then it is your character on display. His infirmity, in confidence will expose your infirmities in public.
A gift makes room for you and a with a gift comes responsibility. Your gift has an assignment and will always reflect the giver. Discernment is a gift, intuition is precious prophetic intel. How are you handling the gift of spiritual perception?
I have entrusted you with information about your brother, to help and not hurt, nor hinder. Your insight is strategic and with strategy, serve your brother. Stand in the gap until he is made whole. Intercede in the heavenly realms covering him in with MY grace and mercy.
I Peter 4:8-11
Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins. Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay. God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.
#339 – Each problem you face is MY problem
What you fear, fears ME and because you fear ME, it fears you. You are not fully aware of the power you possess. The power that courses through your veins is the substance that holds the stars in place and directs the seas to come so far.
There is life producing power in your mouth. You are capable, uniquely capable, but you have believed the worlds system, that says you are not. The enemy is convincing you of a past, that I have deliberately chosen to forget. Christ’s work on the cross, has removed the sin and has bridged the chasm between us.
I AM your God and you are my people, you are a joint heir with Christ. As you move to speak, know that you have the full backing of The Great I AM. You are moving not under your own authority, but under the strength and power of the maker of heaven and earth.
Each problem you face is MY problem, each obstacle you face is MY obstacle. Any enemy or weapon formed against you is MY enemy and the weapons formed are for ME. The problems, the obstacles and the enemies are for ME to address and not you.
“If you obey me and do whatever I command you, then you will be my people, and I will be your God.”
#338 – You will not Lack
You have filled the pots of others, given sacrificially to many, not looking for praise or recognition. You have been MY grace and MY peace personified. I have seen the compassion you poured out on people and ask for nothing in return. You have been generous and consistent.
Now the tables are turned and you are the one in transition. Out of the seeds of your giving unselfishly, a harvest of your obedience and diligence will be reaped. You will not be in lack in anyway and not a single debt left unpaid.
Your seeds of kindness were not in vain, I the Lord, have watched over each motion and effort you have made to love, to help and to heal. I will bless you, I will reward you and I will return to you a 100 fold harvest. I will place more blessings on you, than can be received.
You will have the overflowing blessings of God and the overflowing blessings of men. You have more than money, you have MY favor. What you touch will prosper, what you set your mind to do, will work and MY hand will remove all obstacles and hindrances from your path.
When Isaac planted his crops that year, he harvested a hundred times more grain than he planted, for the LORD blessed him.
#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.
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.
#334 – Be sure to Memorize MY Voice
You have heard from many people high and low about your situation. The information has been good and from good people, but what they have said is not GOD. This situation was called upon well before your existence and this earth.
This situation is about you hearing from ME directly, with no buffers or interpretations, that you may know and understand MY specific voice. So that MY voice can be clear and distinct in your heart and mind.
Be sure to memorize MY voice in the offseason, because when the season of warfare comes. It will be hard to distinguish God’s voice from Man’s voice. I need you to know MY voice.
There is a trying time coming, a season of assault and attack against you, your health, your family and your character. You will survive by the sustenance of MY very voice. Your way of escape is in the utterances of MY mouth.
But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.
#333 – Nothing can be hidden from ME
The pressure to conform to the current thinking and the culture of popularity is constant. It is designed to replace your value system and relationship with ME. Compromise is a slow moving snake and once you become aware of the threat, it has overtaken you.
The battle is for your heart and the battleground is your mind. What you treasure, indicates what is valued in your heart and soul. Your mouth has said Peace, but your heart has said war. War is what you will have.
I am the Supreme Eternal God of all. What you truly think, I know and how you really feel is evident to ME. Nothing can be hidden from ME, every emotion and every desire is fully known. I know who you are.
Abraham doubted ME, yet became the father of faith. Moses killed a man, yet be became the deliverer of many men. David was an adulterous King, yet he was a man after MY Own Heart. I know who you have been and I know who you will be.
But God removed Saul and replaced him with David, a man about whom God said, ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart. He will do everything I want him to do.
#331 – Speak, Protect, Preserve & Redeem Life
The systems of this world are not the systems of MY Kingdom. Life is precious and the most important, vital thing. Life and to live life more abundantly. MY ways leads to and promotes Life.
The world has devalued life on every level. The rich and the poor, have justified taking life. The religious and political powers have justified, disregarding life. The parents and the caregivers, have justified losing life.
This is not of God and this is not MY will. Those that persecute, demean and are bold enough to take life are not on the side of Christ. These, no matter their titles are murderers and are sons of the Evil One.
Be vigilant in the protection of life and enhancement of the living. Address uneven weights and measures openly with boldness to create a culture of right doing. Speak up for what is right and watch diligently for those to return to righteousness, through repentance. Be equally willing to restore, with the same vigilance.
The intentions of a man’s heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out. Many a man proclaims his loving devotion, but who can find a trustworthy man?
The righteous man walks with integrity; blessed are his children after him. A king who sits on a throne to judge sifts out all evil with his eyes. Who can say, “I have kept my heart pure; I am cleansed from my sin”?
Differing weights and unequal measures both are detestable to the LORD. Even a young man is known by his actions whether his conduct is pure and upright. Ears that hear and eyes that see the LORD has made them both.
#330 – I have given you a gift
You have been invited into MY Glory. To regard yourselves higher in anyway is wrong and based on weakness, not strength. Through ME all things and all people were made. Serve who and where I tell you to serve.
I have given you a gift to serve them and not the power to judge them. Have you forgotten, not long ago, it was you that needed help and a sympathetic ear? Give to MY children the best of who you are and the highest regard.
I entrust the hearts of men to your bosom. Placing the most important things to ME in your care. Handle my sons and daughters with dignity and honor. Look past the outsides and focus on the ME, in them. Find the light in their souls and add to it.
This is the great commission, LOVE. They have endured all the judgements one can muster. I have placed in you peace, compassion and mercy for others. You are MY ambassadors and the earthly representatives of MY Heavenly Throne.
1 Timothy 1:15-17
Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the worst. But for this very reason I was shown mercy, so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display His perfect patience as an example to those who would believe in Him for eternal life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, and invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
#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.
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.
#324 – Love, Listen and Lead
The hard thing is the better thing. I am asking you to love some people, that are hard to love. They are manipulating and usurious, but they are my sons and daughters. Will you love them despite them?
Will you take care of my sheep? In spite of their evil ways and the selfishness, I love them and they are still family. You are the light, that I have sent into their world and the only light they may see.
It is easy to cut them off, the hard thing is to love them through the character flaws. To be faithful, even when they are untrue and to treat them based on who they are versus how they behave.
Your assignment from on high is to love, to listen and to lead with patience. As Christ was misused, abused and lied about for a glorious hope. I am asking you to suffer for my sake and to stand in the gap for others.
1 Peter 2:19-21
For it is commendable if someone bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because they are conscious of God. But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God. To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.
#323 – Ask Now, Pray Now, Move Now
This is a unique season of action, what was placed on a shelf and tucked away is now ripe to emerge. The things you have delayed and denied to fully form are coming to fruition.
I am giving you a second chance to try a hard thing, again. This time it will be made easy. It will flow seamlessly and doors that were closed are now open. The harvest is yours for the taking.
As I troubled the waters of Bethesda, I am troubling the waters around your life, your relationships and your finances. What you longed for and dreamed to accomplish are within your grasp. Reach for it.
Move quickly and you will produce twice as much. Do what I have said and do it now. I am going to open a floodgate from your obedience. Ask now, pray now, move now and I will cause favor to swarm all around you, intoxicating you with MY Goodness.
Then the LORD said to Joshua, “Today I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you.” So the place has been called Gilgal to this day. On the evening of the fourteenth day of the month, while camped at Gilgal on the plains of Jericho, the Israelites celebrated the Passover. The day after the Passover, that very day, they ate some of the produce of the land: unleavened bread and roasted grain. The manna stopped the day after they ate this food from the land; there was no longer any manna for the Israelites, but that year they ate the produce of Canaan.
#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.
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.
#320 – Why then, do you fear it?
Stay in faith, continue to pray and continue to serve. What is for you, has been set aside for you. It has been predestined and created specifically for your hand, tailored and made for you.
I am God, my every thought is orderly, setting the end and then the beginning. Your todays and tomorrows are in MY past, so your beginning is more than a start. Your beginning is MY guarantee.
I have guaranteed your survival, your restoration, your reinstatement and your retribution. The day is coming, when your present is such a contrast to your past, that your testimony of MY goodness, will be so extraordinary it sounds impossible.
What I start, no man, no demon and no devil can stop. Have you considered this, that which you are fearful of, fears ME. Each and every fearful thing in your life, bows to ME. Why then, do you fear it?
Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
#311 – You must not bow down
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.
You must not bow down to them or worship them, for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God who will not tolerate your affection for any other gods. I lay the sins of the parents upon their children; the entire family is affected—even children in the third and fourth generations of those who reject me.
#310 – Obedience is better than sacrifice
Obedience is better than sacrifice and I desire to trust you with more. I need you to move briskly, at MY command, without fear or a questioning in your heart. MY will does not change and it is not negotiable.
There are new things I want to expose you to and a new territory for you to cover. This will require a new way of seeing things and a higher level of trust. The higher the Glory, the higher the warfare.
Remember what is new for you is old for ME. What you are challenged by today has been foreknown in MY realm, for ages. MY Glory begins at the end of thing and then builds back to the beginning.
Your glorious completion is solidified, because you were given a beginning. Your start is the guarantee of a finish. Not any finish, but a glorious resolution choreographed by ME. I am your end, your middle and your beginning.
1 Samuel 15:22
But Samuel replied, “What is more pleasing to the LORD: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission is better than offering the fat of rams
#308 – Tomorrow will worry about itself
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, she asked me, ‘what do you think could be causing the ulcers’. This was an interesting question, because I was there to get that very answer.
What I did not fully understand then, that I have a clearer picture now is that, only I could answer the question. The Doctor was asking about my lifestyle, 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 this 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.
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.
#301 – I Wish to Occupy
What are you rehearsing? There are thoughts in your mind that are keeping you stuck: stuck in the past, stuck in pain or 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.
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
#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.
“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him
#298 – In love there is Forgiveness
Forgiveness and love work hand in hand, each are a compliment and a requirement for the other. Love without forgiveness can make a heart bitter. Forgiveness without love, leads to detachment and the loss of relationship.
One side of forgiveness is about letting people, plus the pain go and the other side is about restoring. Like a broken bone, healing occurs through a process of restoration, bit by bit, until the bone matches its original strength.
Love too, has dimensions and phases. A small child will express unconditional love for a parent, for a season. As the child becomes more mature, loving the parent is expressed through the filters of pain and experience.
The love remains, but requires both repentance and forgiveness, for it to be sustained. You often hurt the ones you love most, the most. This is were you must find unique and creative ways to forgive.
1 Peter 4:8
And most of all be warm in your love for one another; because in love there is forgiveness for sins without number.
#294 – Here I am, here I am!
Call upon all MY name and invite ME into your personal affairs, nothing is to mundane for me. I am excited about every aspect of you. Allow me into the unkept crevices of your heart. Here I am to guard you from the adversary and to guide your path.
Rebellion has not been a profitable endeavor for you. Following your own will has led to many defeats. Are you tired of sowing in false gods and not receiving a harvest? The profitable, the prudent and the logical choice is the Sovereign Lord.
I am the God of all truth and MY desire is that you will live everlasting. Living in homes built by your own hands and sustained by your own fields. Living long lives planted and rooted in ME, springing forth like trees.
As you are endowed with long life, your children will be favored. Your good choice to follow me is blessed and a blessing will follow them. Whatever they think to ask, I will provide. I will walk ahead of them with MY approval, because of your oath and obedience.
The LORD says, “I was ready to respond, but no one asked for help. I was ready to be found, but no one was looking for me. I said, ‘Here I am, here I am!’ to a nation that did not call on my name.