#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.

#147 – Pass the Baton (Part 1)

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

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

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

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

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

#146 – An Earthly Deficit

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

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

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

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

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

#140 – Times of Testing

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

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

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

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

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

#128 – All Glory and Honor Belongs to ME

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

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

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

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

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

#109 – Be MY Spectacle

A multitude of blessings are being stayed by a mighty dam. Behind the dam are many, many blessings: spiritual, financial and physical. Each one being better than the next. They are stored up for you and the dam is ready to burst.

All this goodness is yours. I will simply require your obedience. The hint of your desire to align with ME. If you would honor ME, by doing what you know to do and being attentive to my voice, then this dam of blessings will break.

Breaking to flow all over you. I AM waiting with anticipation to bless you. Making a spectacle of MY sons with favor and supernatural benefits, makes ME look good and shows the world MY Glory.

Abraham was a spectacle, Issac was a spectacle, Isreal was spectacle, Joseph was a spectacle, Moses was a spectacle, Joshua was a spectacle and Rahab was a spectacle. Be obedient, honor MY word and be MY spectacle.

Hebrews 10:32-36
But you must continue to remember those earlier days, how after you were enlightened you endured a hard and painful struggle. At times you were made a public spectacle by means of insults and persecutions, while at other times you associated with people who were treated this way. For you sympathized with the prisoners and cheerfully submitted to the violent seizure of your property, because you know that you have a better and more permanent possession. So don’t lose your confidence, since it holds a great reward for you. For you need endurance, so that after you have done God’s will you can receive what he has promised.

#103 – Embracing the Significance

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

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

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

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

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

#93 – I AM Counting in You

The world needs heros. People that will stand tall in all circumstances. A holy people of substance, that value the Kingdom of Heaven over the Kingdom of this world. A mighty remnant that will seek MY Holiness, day in and day out.

A people that love ME and refuse to serve other gods, I AM searching an overlooked morsel of men. A select few that have chosen ME inwardly, a set apart portion of humanity that live distinctively unashamed of the gospel.

A faithful few, that have abandoned ego and self-aggrandizing, that are listening for and know MY voice. A people that have hidden MY words in their hearts and live MY precepts. A people operating on faith beyond facts.

I AM counting on you. I have placed an enormous investment in your righteousness, it was chronicled by MY prophets for thousands of years and it was executed in blood by MY son on Calvery. Are you that Hero? Will you be MY enduring tithe in the earth?

Judges 6:11-16
Now the angel of the Lord came and sat under the terebinth at Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, while his son Gideon was beating out wheat in the winepress to hide it from the Midianites. And the angel of the Lord appeared to him and said to him, “The Lord is with you, O mighty man of valor.” And Gideon said to him, “Please, my lord, if the Lord is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all his wonderful deeds that our fathers recounted to us, saying, ‘Did not the Lord bring us up from Egypt?’ But now the Lord has forsaken us and given us into the hand of Midian.” And the Lord turned to him and said, “Go in this might of yours and save Israel from the hand of Midian; do not I send you?”And he said to him, “Please, Lord, how can I save Israel? Behold, my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.” And the Lord said to him, “But I will be with you, and you shall strike the Midianites as one man.”

#76 – The Lord Disciplines

I chasten those I love and rebuke MY beloved, not to harm, but a cutting for the pruning. I do not dispense justice, I am justice. I am not fair, I am sovereign and I am righteous. What the world sees as failure, is MY divine process working for you.

This divide between two truths has made you lukewarm. You desire the prize and despise the process. You demand a level of grace that you rarely bestow. You want to eat the meat, but do not participate in the hunt.

How can you expect to reap peace and sow war? You have been indoctrinated by the worlds values and are a wonder in your own eyes. You pray for forgiveness and offer none. You seek places of high honor, while hiding a low self esteem.

You have traded an eternal vision for a carnal one. I want you to return to ME, by removing the foreign objects from your eyes, so that you can see ME, yourself and others correctly. Your sight has been poor and resulting in a poor vision.

Hebrews 12:6-8
For the LORD disciplines those he loves,
and he punishes each one he accepts as his child.” As you endure this divine discipline, remember that God is treating you as his own children. Who ever heard of a child who is never disciplined by its father? If God doesn’t discipline you as he does all of his children, it means that you are illegitimate and are not really his children at all.

#61 – A Joint Heir

The victory is won and you are MY spoils, MY trophy. I defeated darkness for you, making you a joint heir. You have been delivered from sin, by the same power used to create the heavens and the earth. The same power, that said let there be.

I MY energy: Kinetic energy, Thermal energy and even Nuclear energy are components of MY being. Every smile, every happy thought and all good reports are generated from ME. Hope, dreams and delight are made from MY lavishness.

I AM the North Star and the reason life has meaning. To worship ME is to worship Life. To Praise ME is to praise Light. To honor ME is a deposit into the eternal. Wisdom flows from ME and sound judgments are promised to those who will listen.

I AM the answer to the question, that your future mind has yet to develop, for the consideration of asking. Know that I have already made a way. What I have done, cannot be undone and will never need to be done again.

Hebrews 6:13-20
For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself, saying, “Surely I will bless you and multiply you.” And thus Abraham,b having patiently waited, obtained the promise. For people swear by something greater than themselves, and in all their disputes an oath is final for confirmation. So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.