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Daily Word - August 31. 2018

 

"Therefore, prophesy and say unto them, thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O My people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel." - Ezekiel 37:12


Here God makes us a promise that He will bring us out of the darkness, opening our graves and allowing us to live again! We just have to listen and obey God's Word. 
Are there areas of your life that need a touch of Heaven? Ezekiel promises us that God is always watching, always ready to breathe new life into these dead and lifeless areas of our lives.


To be resurrected means far more than just bringing someone back to life. To be resurrected by the power of God makes us stronger, more mature and more powerful than we were before! And God always makes good on His promise of resurrection to anyone who belongs to Him. He alone can inject new life into dead places. All we have to do is ask, obey, wait, and receive.


There is no situation too hard for God to overcome—not physical death, not spiritual death, not emotional death. This same gift of the resurrection already resides in each and every one of us, as God's children, when His Spirit lives inside us.


"But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you." - Romans 8:11


The term resurrection means to stand up again. This can be taken literally, to mean reviving an individual to a living state of consciousness, or it can be taken figuratively, as in reviving profound spiritual truths so we can experience God's tangible peace, joy, and love. And this can be applied to any area.


There is no situation too hard for God to overcome—not physical death, not spiritual death, not emotional death. This same gift of the resurrection already resides in each and every one of us, as God's children, when His Spirit lives inside us.

 

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TAKING GROUND IN THE SPIRIT

 

Ephesians 6:10 - "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might."

The fifth place where Jesus shed His blood was where they drove the spikes through His feet, nailing Him to the cross. The bloodshed from His feet also redeemed us from our loss of dominion and authority.

The Greek word "Kratos," relates to God's manifested dominion and therefore our outer strength. Kratos speaks of dominion, power, and strength.


Acts 19:20 - "So the word of the Lord was growing mightily and prevailing."

The scripture tells us that in the days of the early church, "the word of the Lord grew mightily (Kratos) and prevailed."

When Adam disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden, he lost spiritual dominion and authority, and at that moment, satan became the god of this world. But through Jesus' shed blood, we don't have to be trampled by satan. God said to Joshua "every place on which the sole of your foot treads, I have given it to you.," (Joshua 1:3)

There is something about taking ground in the spirit--there is something about taking land.

 

HOW DO WE PROPHESY OVER OTHERS?

We speak the Blood of Jesus over their lives.
We speak health over their lives.
We speak destiny over their lives.

 

We have been commanded to "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation." (Mark 16:15)

Wherever we go, we're to tell people "The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!" (Mark 1:15). This would be impossible unless we had the AUTHORITY to take DOMINION of satan's earthly kingdom. Spiritual DOMINION over this earth is ours again because of the shed blood of Jesus Christ, and wherever we are, the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

As believers, we have the authority to walk around our neighborhood and say, "I bind the devil in my neighborhood. I bind the drug addicts and the dope dealers." We can walk through schools and say, "I bind violence, I bind perversion, and I bind New Age teaching," Because every place where we set our foot will be ours. (Deuteronomy 11:24)

When we bind the devil, our next step is to loose the peace of Jesus in our streets--loose the righteousness of Jesus in our cities.

Matthew 18:18 -- "Truly I say to you, whatever you shall bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven: and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven."


QUESTIONS TO ASK MYSELF:

How am I creating an opportunity for God to act through my faith?

What incredible acts of faith am I capable of?

 

 

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EXPECTANT PRAYER

 "Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him" (1 John 5:14,15).

As we confidently pray according to the promises in the Bible we can expect all the promises of the Lord to be yes and amen in Christ! There are literally thousands of Scripture promises in the Bible that can be applied to our lives. 

The Lord is true (see Revelation 3:7), and His promises are sure. When we pray out of the knowledge of His promises, we can pray with expectation for the answer.

 

WE MUST INTERNALIZE HIS PROMISES

 

Of course, if we do not know His promises, we will not be able to confidently go before Him in expectant faith to receive the manifestation of His promises. But as we grow in knowledge of His promises in the Word, we will receive a deeper faith, which will result in a life of trust and obedience. Faith doesn't come from information but from deeply dwelling (meditating) and hearing, through affirming out loud the Word of God.

This is what God wants for us. We bring Him honor and glory when we fully live in His redemptive promises and, as a result, fully live out our divine DESTINY. When we know what He has already supplied for us, we become partakers of these precious promises. About this, Peter wrote: 

"By His divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know Him, the one who called us to Himself by means of His marvelous glory and excellence. And because of His glory and excellence, He has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share His divine nature and escape the world's corruption caused by human desires(2 Peter 1:24).

This is why we need the spirit of wisdom and revelation to show us all God gave to us through the victory of the cross (see Ephesians 1:17).

"Now we have not received the spirit [that belongs to] the world, but the [Holy] Spirit Who is from God, [given to us] that we might realize and comprehend and appreciate the gifts [of divine favor and blessing so freely and lavishly] bestowed on us by God" (1 Corinthians 2:12 AMP).

But as we behold Him, we are transformed from glory to glory (see 2 Corinthians 3:17,18). As our minds are renewed by the Spirit, our lives are transformed (see Romans 12:2). When our lives are transformed, we begin to think and act differently and we become hungry to understand God's PURPOSE for our life.


As we begin to change, our influence on others and our environment is huge.


PRAYER MEDITATIONS:


The manifestation of the promises of God for your life.


Revelation of His PURPOSE for your life.


That this be a season of joy that brings advancement in the plans of the Lord for you!

 

 

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Seeking Communion - August 29, 2018

 "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father." - John 1:14

 

When the Word became flesh, it didn’t just stop with Jesus. The Word is still becoming flesh as He tabernacles with you, living within your tent of flesh and blood and redeemed humanity. You are His habitation, His dwelling place, and He has established His throne within the chambers of your heart, as a living tabernacle of His glory.

The Word becomes who you are DESTINED to be, within the realms of glory; of grace upon grace and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing and favor upon favor and gift upon gift.


For the Word must increase and consume your flesh, consume it and be glorified so that when they look upon you they will behold His Glory, and behold one who is indeed begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

 

"The Word was the true light that enlightens all men....but to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God -- children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will but born of God." - John 1:12,13

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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS - 223

 John 15:7 - "If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it shall be done for you."

TO ABIDE IN HIM IS TO LIVE IN CEASELESS FUSION WITH HIS PASSIONS. IT IS HIS LIFE, HIS VIRTUE, HIS WISDOM AND HIS SPIRIT WHICH SUSTAIN US. WE BECOME PERFECTLY WEAK, UNABLE TO RESIST HIM. LIKE THE SON'S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE FATHER, SO WE DO NOTHING FROM OUR OWN INITIATIVE UNLESS IT IS SOMETHING WE SEE HIM DO.

Affirmations:

I AM CONSTRAINED AND GUIDED BY HIS VOICE.

 

I AM SURRENDERED AND IMPRISONED IN HIS LOVE.

 

HIS PRESENCE IS NOT MERELY MY REFUGE, IT IS A PERMANENT ADDRESS.


Song of Solomon 2:14 - "O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the secret place of the steep pathway, let me see your form, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your form is lovely."

 

 

 

 

Colossians 3:15 - "And let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from the Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts to which as members of Christs one body you were also called to live. And be thankful, giving praise to God always."

IF WE ARE IRRITATED AND UPSET ABOUT THINGS IN OUR LIFE IT IS VERY HARD TO RECEIVE QUIET GUIDANCE FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT.
SOMETIMES A CERTAIN ACTION IS IN QUESTION; SO WE LET THE PEACE OF CHRIST BE OUR GUIDE. THROUGH THE SUBTLE INWARD WITNESS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT HE GUIDES US TO THE ACTION WE NEED TO TAKE.

Affirmations:

SINCE I MAINTAIN A THANKFUL, GRATEFUL HEART, I FIND IT EASIER TO HEAR THE "UMPIRE OF PEACE" WHEN HE MAKES A CALL.

 

I DON'T STAY BUSY WITH THE THINGS OF THE WORLD ALL THE TIME - I GIVE TIME AND ATTENTION TO THE HOLY SPIRIT.

 

I AM THANKFUL AND GIVE PRAISE TO GOD ALWAYS.

 

 

 

 


"After many days, the word of the Lord came to Elijah in the third year, saying go, show yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain upon the earth. So Elijah went to show himself to Ahab. Now the famine was severe in Samaria." - 1 Kings 18:1-2

 

In 1 Kings Chapter 18, Elijah knew in his spirit that something was on the horizon. He sent his servant six times to the sea, but he saw nothing. Although on the seventh time he saw a small cloud on the horizon (see verses 41-44).

 

This cloud is coming our way! It's the new Reign from Heaven to fill us with faith, courage, and whatever we need. Whatever you are facing or dealing with, and no matter how hard the situation may be, God has sent the Fire of the Holy Spirit. He equips you to do the work needed.

 

God had hidden many prophets in caves, but TODAY what God is looking for are the aggressive spiritual warriors carrying the Christ truth that cannot be stopped! Everywhere we go we will overcome injustice with His sword of the Holy Spirit (the Word of God). The cloud is on the horizon, and REIGN is on the way to devour and quench darkness. We will see the greatest advancement of God's Kingdom the world has ever seen.

 

 

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THE EMERGING CHURCH

 John 13:13-15 -- "Jesus said, 'You call me 'Teacher and Lord' and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet. You also should wash one another's feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.'"

John 20:21 -- "Just as the Father has sent me forth so I am sending you."


This is certainly a command of Jesus for the Body of Christ to meet the needs (both temporal and spiritual) of new believers so they may indeed advance in the faith.

The humbling service of DISCIPLING a new believer into:

who he/she is in Christ, 
his/her right standing with God, and 
walking in the Spirit


is the most valuable Christian service someone can minister to someone who has just had the "born again" experience.


OLD THOUGHT PROCESSES


In order for the church to advance into her destiny there are old thought processes that need to be dismantled:

 

1. The idea that higher spiritual advancement and development is reserved for the clergy.

 

2. The idea that spiritual training and discipling is the sole responsibility of the pastor and/or elders.

 

3. The idea that it takes years in the faith to be able to DISCIPLE other believers.

 

4. The idea that the only thing the laity is to be involved in is Church programs and listening to sermons.

 


Submitting to DISCIPLESHIP training develops a "personal ministry to others consciousness" in the believer as well as promotes unity and brotherly love in the fellowship of the Body of Christ.

 


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EXPANDING OUR EXPECTATION TO SEE

 

"My Father is working until now, and I Myself am working." (John 5:17)


We work and partner with what he is already doing in Heaven. The father works in heaven and we work with the Holy Spirit on earth. "So Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he "sees" the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise."


We are totally dependent on the Holy Spirit to discern the fathers will, so we can partner with heaven on earth. "For the Father loves the Son, and "shows Him" all things that He Himself is doing; and the Father will show Him greater works than these so that you will marvel." - John 5:19-20

 

THE KEY IS IN PRAYER AND WAITING


The context of the above Scriptures is Jesus and the intimacy he had with the father. In these verses, we see a great key to doing his will and manifesting his power. As we affirm and meditate on these verses our expectation to "see" will grow. Jesus knew the key was in prayer and waiting. "Jesus often withdrew into the wilderness and prayed." - Luke 5:16. "Jesus also arose along while before daylight and prayed" - Mark 1:35.


He lived to the Fathers will and took the time to pray and see how the Father was working.  The blueprints for building and releasing the kingdom already exist already in heaven. There's already a true heavenly copy. For example, Moses was divinely instructed when he was about to make the tabernacle. God told him to "make all things according to the pattern shown to him on the mountain" - Hebrews 8:5. David was given the pattern for the Temple that his son Solomon would build too. (1 Chronicles 28: 11-19).

 

SPEAK IT OUT


We see it and proclaim it! Once we learn how to partner with God, by seeing whatever He directs us to see in the heavens, then we learn how to speak with authority in that realm, calling it forth in prayer. Then it manifests here on the earth. What you do in that kind of experience will change what happens to you in this realm. He is just looking for friends, ones who want to know His mind and His heart. He longs to share the secrets of His heart with those who tune their spiritual ears to listen to what His Spirit is saying.

"I will stand at my guard post and station myself on the tower; and I will keep watch to see what He will say to me," -- Habakkuk 2:1


We wait, pray, look and "see" what The Lord "says to me." We must see by revelation. It is key to manifesting his power.

 

 

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Daily Word - August 27, 2019

 Mark 11:23 - "Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them." - Jesus was talking about Spoken Manifestation.


Jesus released His hearers into a Spoken Manifestation Anointing, where we step from a place of prayer (supplication and asking), to a place of commanding, through faith.  Jesus said speak to the mountain!  Maybe it is a sickness, maybe it is finances, family issues or church situations.  God is calling us to speak to the mountains in our life and believe what we say.


It transitions from us seeing God as far off in Heaven, answering our requests, to us recognizing that God lives by His Holy Spirit inside of us, and we can release that power through the spoken word.  It's a different kind of thinking.


Do you have a need? Release the Spoken Manifestation Anointing over your life and circumstances. Is there someone sick? Command the mountain of sickness into the sea!
Are you believing for a greater presence of God on your ministry, so you can touch more people? Speak to the mountain in the mighty name of Jesus!


Jesus was given all authority, and He said in the Scriptures that He has given that authority to us. It's time we speak to the mountains in our lives.

 

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Ten Power Exhortations - August 26, 2018

 "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." - Romans 12:2

"And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:7
Break loose of the earth's gravitational pull! Change your mind (Romans 12:2)! Don't get seduced down into the lower, base, everyday thought processes of life. Think on higher things (Philippians 4:8-9). Make going up higher in Christ your top priority! Breathe life back into your prayer life!
Spend time with God! Go with Him to the places that He longs to take you, to show you all things He wants to do with you. He wants to lead you and guide you into all truth (John 16:13). He wants to show you your destiny!

 

 

 


Expect God to speak! Many don't hear from God because they live with no expectation of His willingness to speak. We must approach the Lord as an innocent child, expecting God to speak.

When you pray and ask God a specific question, you must believe that in the next few moments whatever you hear, will be the voice of the Spirit.

The good news of the gospel is that He is speaking all the time. He doesn't speak intermittently, we just HEAR intermittently! Our own active mind is our worst enemy. The 'noisy' and wandering mind obstructs the voice of the Holy Spirit.

 

 

 

 

How can we be sad, or hang our heads, or be distressed? Oh, if we only knew how rich we are!

 

 

 

"I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread he will live for ever." - John 6:51

In the Holy Place, the Table of Shewbread was a symbol of thanksgiving for His divine provision. After serving its purpose in the Holy Place it was consumed by the priests. We must consume every revelation of the Lord to be molded into His image, bear His attributes, and re-create His ministry.

 

 

 


Something very sophisticated, evil, powerful and unrelenting is conspiring to get you to accept a deadly substitute for your destiny.

 

 

 


"Then those who feared the Lord spoke with one another; the Lord heeded and heard them, and a book of REMEMBRANCE was written before Him of those who feared the Lord and thought on His name." - Malachi 3:16
Think about the wonderful things that God has done in and through you in the past. Re-dig the wells of your testimonies. They are evidence of future blessings and are reminders of His faithfulness to deliver you in your current situation.

You have been prepared for a harvest, gathered in by arms of compassion. You have been comforted by the Lord so you may DISCIPLE others, loving them and equipping them to life.

 

 

 

 

Are you ready to know God as Mighty God through your life? Are you ready to see Him not as a little bitty God, but Mighty God? As you begin to see God as a mighty God, it does something in you, and you won't be so easily tossed to and fro.

 

 

 


Nothing is to hinder the seed of DESTINY God has planted in us. We are to break out of small-mindedness (unforgiveness), old mindsets, and human thinking and enter into the MIND AND PLANS OF GOD FOR OUR LIVES. It is only our lack of failure to obey that hinders the breakout.

Romans 12:2 - "And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the RENEWING OF YOUR MIND, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect."

 

 

 


Psalm 108:2-3 "Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early. I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people..."

When we utter praise to God our spirit finds release, awakening ourselves to revelation of our oneness with God. As we lift our voice, bringing our spirit, soul, and body into unity of worship to God, there is an exponential increase in our awareness of His Presence in our lives. In turn, we are awakened to His voice, REVELATION, and Presence in our lives.

 

 


In worship, the sacrifice is no longer physical expression or verbal declarations. We ARE the sacrifice. Fire always falls on sacrifice. And when we are the sacrifice, we cannot help but be changed.

 

 

 


John 20:21 - "..."as the Father has sent me, I also send you."


You are entrusted with power and granted authority to activate your commissioning to complete certain tasks, functions, or duties that no one else can do.
To reach our DESTINY we must honestly reflect upon who we are: 1) Know and fully understand the finished work of the cross, 2) celebrate who we are now in Christ Jesus and 3) ask, knock, and seek God's PURPOSE for our life. (Matthew 7:7)

This is the discipline we must incorporate in order to accomplish the purposes of God. We must repent of sin that limits our influence, replacing it with God's promises. Determine to live life to the fullest -- mentoring, discipling, and empowering others.

 

 

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THE GATES OF HELL

 

Matthew 16:18 - "On this rock I will build My church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."

 

Where precisely are the gates of hell? Where does the devil sit in power?

The mind is the gatekeeper of the Kingdom of God. It is the place of access, transition, and power. It follows that the gates of hell are set up in people's minds. Jesus made this clear:

Matthew 16:23 - But He turned and said to Peter, "Get behind Me, satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men."

 

He didn't say, "Peter, you devil worshiper!" He didn't say, "You are filled with all kinds of occult practices and deceits." He said, "Your mind is filled with the things of man."
The devil is empowered by human agreement. That mental posture was a gate from which satan was released to bring Peter's destruction.


Humanity without Christ at the center is satanic in nature. When you've been given the Spirit of God, you lose the privilege of claiming, "I'm only human." Paul rebukes the church at Corinth for behaving like mere men (1 Corinthians 3:3).


The gate of hell is in our minds any time we agree with a man-centered perspective or natural wisdom that does not know God. We empower demonic forces and become a gate to release his power to kill, steal, and destroy our lives.


AFFIRMATION:

I am a gateway for heaven's reality to take over every part of my life, and the lives of people who I influence, no matter how big or small the specific situation is.

 

 


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