"For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and dense darkness [all] peoples, but the Lord shall arise upon you [O Jerusalem], and His glory shall be seen on you." - Isaiah 60:2
He's rising upon you right now! You have purpose in His Kingdom; what you do with this seed and the year ahead (2019) will be determined by you. If you keep the seed (your destiny, business, family) in your hands, God cannot activate the fullness of His blessings and goodness.
This year, determine in your soul (your mind, will, and emotions) that this is the year you succeed in all that you do. Speak to the mountains and the circumstances in your life. Decree and speak into those things that have not yet happened that they will. Far too long many have settled for status quo, barely getting by.
This new season will be just that: new and refreshing. You will step into God'spurpose for your life.
"Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect." - Romans 12:2 (NLT)
Political correctness, new cultural norms, and social pressure are trying to reshape the very fabric of the Church to be conformed to this world instead of being the transformational force we are called to be by the renewing of our minds by God's Word (Romans 12:2).
The enemy has loosed a spirit of seduction, deception, and intimidation against the Church that, if we are not strong, will cause our very foundations to crumble.
In 1 Samuel 30, we see the story of David at Ziklag. At Ziklag, the Amalekites attacked and robbed David and David's men, taking everything that was precious in their lives.
The Amalekite spirit is indicative of a vicious, violent spirit of robbery. These were desperate times and David had a decision to make: would he give in to what was happening in hopelessness, despair or would he attack back? David did the wise thing and inquired of the Lord. The answer was clear and emphatic: pursue, overtake, attack, take back and recover all! This is the same answer that the Lord is decreeing to the Church today: "Attack your lack and don't look back!"
DON'T LOSE YOUR CONFIDENCE
The enemy wants to shake your confidence. You must be bold and believe for the great things God has promised you David was able to calm himself and seek God and receive the word he needed to hear in order to continue to advance toward his destiny. The enemy wants to rattle your cage and get you off your game but don't let him. Scripture declares: "The God of peace will soon crush satan underneath your feet..." (Romans 16:20). We pursue the Lord first so God's peace will allow us to hear His voice and guide us to victory.
DON'T LOSE YOUR HOPE!
Hopelessness is a direct attack against the nature of God. The enemy wants to rob our hope of seeing things change or regaining our possessions. We must not shrink back in despair, but rise up in hope and faith. We understand that Christ in us is the very hope of glory and the banner of victory to bring the change God wants.
"For God wanted them to know that the riches and glory of Christ are for you Gentiles, too. And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory." - NLT
Job 1:10 - "Have You not made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land."
As God built a hedge around Job, which limited Satan, so today He will do the same for any child of God who applies the blood to a given situation. The blood is the hedge that stops the Destroyer.
Revelation 12:11 - "And they overcame him by the BLOOD of the Lamb and by the WORD OF THEIR TESTIMONY, and they did not love their lives to the death."
Exodus 12:7,13 - "And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side-posts and on the upper door post of the houses...And the blood shall be to you and for a token upon the houses where you are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you when I smite the land of Egypt."
I OVERCOME ALL FEAR, DEPRESSION, UNBELIEF, WAVERING AND HALFHEARTEDNESS, DISCOURAGEMENT, TEMPTATION, AND SICKNESS BY THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS AND THE WORD OF MY TESTIMONY.
MY SOUL IS FILLED WITH LOVE AS I GAZE ON JESUS' PRECIOUS BLOOD.
BECAUSE I BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF THE BLOOD IN MY HEART, I APPLY THE BLOOD WITH MY MOUTH OVER THE DOORPOSTS OF MY LIFE.
Luke 5:4 - "When Jesus had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, 'Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch."'
Luke 5 is a great example of the Church in our day. We have been fishing all night and have not caught much. Many of us have not ventured out of the shallow water, out of the zones of safety and comfortableness, to find the fish where they are.
The fish are in the deep water; they are outside the Church, and outside our opinions and prejudices. As we are obedient to God's call and venture into the deep water and into relationships with people "on the streets," we will be overwhelmed by the response and will need to network with other churches to accommodate the great numbers of people who will come to Jesus.
Matthew 4:19 - And Jesus said unto them, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men."
"Then, knowing what lies ahead for you, you won't become bored with being a Christian, nor become spiritually dull and indifferent, but you will be anxious to follow the example of those who receive all that God has promised them because of their strong faith and patience." - Hebrews 6:12 (Living Bible)
Now is the time to press into the Lord for Fresh Empowerment and Activation for harvest in the coming 2019 season. We need to see a tremendous outpouring of the Power of the Holy Spirit for our current Time. As we go into this season we pray to see a notable increase in the Power of the Lord from the Fire of His Presence that will cause many to turn to Him.
We need to pray for these seven blessings:
1. Greater Power 2. Greater Anointing 3. Greater Favor 4. Greater Flow of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit 5. Greater Evidence of the Fruit of the Spirit 6. Greater Doors and Influence through the favor of the Lord. 7. Greater Harvest
1 Samuel 10:22 - "Therefore they inquired further of the Lord, 'Has the man come here yet?' So the Lord said, 'Behold, he is hiding himself among the baggage."
There are those who have been chosen by God and have not yet stepped out of hiding. Shame, fear, and rejection have held you back. You've struggled to walk in your true identity as sons and daughters. You've questioned and doubted that God would have such great plans for you. You've wondered if you have what it takes. You've entertained thoughts such as, "It's safe here. If I don't step out, I won't risk failure. No one will see my weaknesses or my flaws if I stay in hiding. I can't get hurt if I hide."
REJECT PARALYZING MIND-SETS
Isaiah 43:19 - "Behold, I will do something new, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert."
Do not sell out to these lies. Come out from the baggage that holds you back, that keeps you from moving forward. Come out of the mindset that keeps you paralyzed, unable to move. Let go of the former things – past failures, past rejections. God is doing a new thing. He's calling you out from among the baggage and leading you into a place of kingship. This place of kingship is where you've always belonged.
As you take the steps to move out of hiding, you will experience the reality of the peace that surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7). This peace creates courage; a courage to face your enemies head-on without fear of failure and with the ability to walk in absolute faith in the victorious outcome, no matter what comes your way.
Isaiah 41:10 - "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
It's time to believe God! It's time to believe God will do exactly what He said He will do concerning you and your calling in Christ. It's time for you to step out of hiding and into your identity and into God's PURPOSE for your life. God has chosen you. He has called you, anointed you, and only you can do what it is that God has called you to do. If you take the steps to come out of hiding, you will begin to see the favor of God in your life in ways you've never experienced. You will experience the glory of God manifested in your life and through your life in ways you into the lives of others. This manifestation of His glory will no longer be a dream but a reality.
Deuteronomy 31:6-8 - "Be strong and courageous...The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." - Hebrews 11:1
If we will only live in the Spirit and the unction of the Spirit, there will be no lack. There is only lack where faith is not "substance". If we will obey the Lord there is nothing He will not give us since He has given us Jesus -- because He has given us Jesus He has given us all things.
Our hearts ought to always burn. There is a place where we can live in the unction and the clothing of the Spirit, where our words will be clothed with power.
".....be not drunk with wine...but be filled with the Spirit." - Ephesians 5:18
We have power to loose, and power to bind in the Spirit. If we breathe His thoughts into our thoughts, and live in the unction of the Holy Spirit as He lived, then there will be evidences that we are in Him; and His works we will do -- but only in the Spirit.
There is no limit as to what we may become if we dwell and live in the Spirit. In the Spirit of prayer, we are taken from earth right away into heaven -- and it is only in the Spirit that the love of God is shed abroad in us.
As we speak in the Spirit, the fire which burned in the hearts of the two men on their way to Emmaus when Jesus walked with them, is burning in our heart. It is sure to come to pass when we walk with Him, our hearts will burn; it is the same power of the Spirit.
God is bringing us to a place where we know the Spirit of the Lord is upon us.
AFFIRMATION: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me. - (Luke 4:18)
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.
Hebrews 12:2 - "Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God."
Notice Jesus is the "Author." What does that mean? It means your faith originated with Him. And not only is He the Author, He is the Finisher too. "From faith to faith" in Romans 1:17 means we are to begin and finish in faith. We are to start in faith and stand in faith until that which we are believing for arrives. We go from "faith to faith" not faith to feelings. So if you have God's word on something, that Word is the Starter and the Finisher!
Mark 4:26,27 - And Jesus said, "so is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how."
Faith is a seed. When we are dealing in faith, there is a timing for the manifestation. It takes time sometimes for our faith to pull things into the natural realm. That's why the bible says it's "from faith to faith." We have to stay in faith even when we don't see any changes. In our faith, we have to get above seeing or feeling something.
I OPERATE IN THE KIND OF FAITH THAT RECEIVES VICTORY AND MAINTAINS THAT VICTORY SINCE I HOLD FAST TO MY BELIEVING AND CONFESSING.
WHEN MY FAITH IS CHALLENGED I MUST FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH. I STAY ON COURSE UNTIL THE FIGHT IS FINISHED.
Jeremiah 33:3 - "Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know."
It is so easy to remain comfortable with our familiar, man-made traditions – simply doing the things the way that we have always done them. The Lord urges us to call unto Him and He will answer us and tell us great and unsearchable things we do not know.
The Lord beckons us to come out of our comfort zones. He calls us to step out into the new and uncharted waters with Him – to go to the places where we have not previously navigated. Be assured, where our Father calls us is the safest place to be.
Our key to being successful and to navigate the new territory that the Lord is giving us will be to simply hear and obey His voice. The wisdom of man and human logic will fail us. God is calling us to come up to a higher place with Him and to move out in radical faith and obedience.
As we continue to hunger and thirst for righteousness, we will be filled. As we ask for wisdom, the Lord will grant it to us. Watch, as He gives us a fresh revelation and the keys that we need.
"According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. " - Philippians 1:20
The enemy sometimes attempts to MAGNIFY fear over health issues through his lies. The enemy is attempting to MAGNIFY FEAR with his lies and false decrees to keep Believers bound. But the truth is, there is a key to break these health issues and cycles in their lives.
RANDOM PHYSICAL/WIERD SYMPTOMS BROKEN
The definition of "magnify" is: 1. Make (something) appear larger than it is, especially with a lens or microscope.
2. Praise highly; glorify. SYNONYMNS: to enhance, boost, expand, intensify.
"And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord," - Luke 1:46
But right now, MAGNIFY NOT the symptoms. Magnify NOT the health issues with your focus. MAGNIFY THE LORD!
Praise Him over these symptoms. Praise Him over the health issues. Praise Him over the pain. Praise Him over the fear.
Be FEROCIOUS in your FOCUS on FAITH and PRAISE! The enemy is looking for the agreement with the symptoms so he can magnify FEAR, but as you MAGNIFY HIM there shall be MAJOR, sudden alignments and miracles in HEALTH and BODIES! "Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together!" - Psalm 34:3
RADICAL RESTORATION AND ALIGNMENT
Intentionally LOOK AWAY from the health issues, from the random/weird symptoms, and MAGNIFY the Lord instead. Magnify the name of JESUS for who He is and His Word, and His ability to heal their bodies. See in your mind's eye Jesus coming and placing His hands on your head and the afflicted spot. Decree the word "ALIGNMENT" and the power in JESUS' name and EXPECT manifestation.
Believers who battle these random/weird symptoms are the ones where the enemy has been whispering lies of: "This is what's wrong with you..." Many fear for their lives and have a strong sense of foreboding, thinking things like, "Is this going to come upon me?" Don't listen to his lies -- many have been assaulted by this spirit of fear manifesting in their physical bodies for years and for some, their whole life.
ASSAULTED BY THE SPIRIT OF FEAR
The enemy is coming against you, lying to you about what is to come. You've been in the constant cycle of fear over your bodies and health, and the enemy is lying to you to trap you again in another foreboding cycle of SMOKESCREEN SYMPTOMS.
Repent of aligning with fear and trust Him and KNOW that what is before you is strength, restoration of body and increase. DISAGREE with his lies and MAGNIFY HIM! Expect His Spirit to break fear and release Kingdom keys for divine health. Physical restoration is upon you.
Decree "NO MORE!" and watch as the tormenting fear regarding health flee. "Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified." - Psalm 40:16
Isaiah 60:1-2 says, "Arise, shine, For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you."
You don't have to earn steps to greater glory, you just have to receive the revelation that you are already there.
Our life in Christ is all about learning this truth, but there are distractions: all the difficult thoughts that we have about our lives and all the concerns about the sin that reigns in our members. This is just the enemy trying to side-track you. If he can keep you down he feels he "has" you. The truth is, he doesn't have you. God has you, and you are daily being enfolded into His arms. You are being molded into the image of Christ. He is changing you from glory to glory.
You Are a City on a Hill – You Shine!
Just begin to accept the idea that you shine. You received Christ, so your spirit is shining. You may not feel like it, or you may not realize it, but Christ is living inside of you. He is glowing for everyone to see.
This isn't about climbing a ladder, it is more about receiving the revelation of who you already are. You don't need to earn the way deeper into the heart of God – you just receive it.
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed." (Luke 4:18)
Jesus was anointed with the power to heal the brokenhearted because God desires for His people to live in joy. When we are filled with joy, we have the strength to fight the good fight of faith.
Nehemiah 8:10 - "The joy of the Lord is your strength."
His heart was broken so our hearts could be made whole. We overcome the wounds of broken hearts by the blood of the Lamb. Jesus became our sin so we wouldn't have to sin. He became our sickness so we wouldn't have to be sick. He became our broken heart so we wouldn't have to have a broken heart. Jesus came to restore our joy
Psalm 138:8; 147:3 - "The Lord will accomplish what concerns me; Your loving kindness, O Lord, is everlasting; Do not forsake the works of Your hands. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds."
TODAY I ALLOW THE HEALING POWER OF THE BLOOD OF JESUS TO DELIVER ME FROM ALL PAIN, SORROW, AND GRIEF. I LET HIM FILL ME WITH THE JOY OF THE LORD AND LET THAT JOY BECOME MY STRENGTH, NOT JUST FOR TODAY, BUT FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.
Isaiah 26:3 - "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee."
PEACE IS NOT THE ABSENCE OF CONFLICT, IT IS THE ABSENCE OF INNER CONFLICT.
Romans 8:6 - "For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace".
Galatians 5:22 - "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith."
Isaiah 60:1-2 it says, “When darkness is covering across our land, the glory of the Lord shall be seen upon His people.” There will be tangible evidence of God’s glory in great ways in the coming days
In covenant victory of the cross, relationship between the person and God is established and sealed by the Holy Spirit, thus, in turn, allowing the person to experientially enjoy the fellowship of communion and growth in that relationship.
As the glory of God comes, there’s also power. In Acts 1:8 it says, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” He empowers us with His power to be a witness, the anointing of the Holy Spirit. When the glory comes, there is also the power of God.
When people encounter the power of God, they will be set free, they will be ministered to, and even their very emotions will be changed. As believers, we should have a perpetual hunger and desire to experience more of God’s glory.
2 Corinthians 3:18 says, “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” The word carries the glory of God and the power of God.
As you turn up your expectancy that this will be one of the most powerful times of increase that will come from the glory and the power of the Lord in your life. This increase will come as a result of God’s Glory and God’s Power that you encounter fresh every day. Go into this season with a higher level of expectation than your previous season -- the Lord is going to strengthen you, anoint you, empower you, and favor you to see even greater increase in this new season of time.
There are things that He has purposed for you; there are things the Lord wants to strengthen you to believe for again. In His glory and power there is no limitation. Because of His unlimited supply, we can see limits lifted off. We can see great and mighty things take place because of the unlimited realm of God. Lift your vision higher. Set your expectation on the Lord.