Be aware that the enemy would come with distraction after distraction only to rob you, and deposit within you despondency and numbness putting you in a sense of shock and longing -- not know which way to go -- to the left or to the right.
In times of trouble, call in His presence, for where you are His presence is. Do you not understand 'The Hope of Glory' that is within you? Do not look to the exterior. Do not look outward. Don't look around. Look in. Let His presence, let His strength, roll out of you. Be carriers of praise and thanksgiving. Be carriers of 'Amen,' 'So be it,' 'It is written. Be carriers of His Word being alive and active.
TAKE UP YOUR POSITION - - WAKE UP!
Take up your position, for the King of Glory longs to come in -- but will you recognize Him? How will you recognize Him? What if you're asleep in your spirit? Wake up! Wake up! Let the shaking that you're going through become the shaking of the breakthrough. Be not shaken for any reason, but be shook awake: to make a stand -- then the enemy will tremble and flee.
Shake off the negative words. Let them drop off of you. Do not let the enemy live in the darkness of your words. Do not cover him with words of unbelief, for he hides and brings torment with fear, and aggravation, and regret, and remorse.
Expose him by the light of the Word and His presence. You are His mouthpiece. But how can you speak what He tells you to speak unless you have come with praise and thanksgiving, and receive that which He would give to you?
Let the Holy Spirit quicken this to you. Let this be a foundation, a cornerstone -- for you are the temple -- His presence dwells in your temple. Claim His ever-filling. Claim His ever-presence. Claim and remember His faithfulness.
ARISE AND SHINE -- YOU ARE THE LIGHT
Uncover the enemy with praise and thanksgiving, for he comes under the umbrella of murmuring. For is he not called the 'accuser of the brethren?' He accuses, and accuses, and accuses until you stand with your heads down, as one who's been accused and condemned.
"Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the Lord has risen upon you." - Isaiah 60:1
You are to arise and to shine. You are not called to hide in the darkness, but you are called 'the light.' You are a living epistle -- alive in His Word and His Word is alive in you?
Shake off the darkness. Shake off the negative agreement. Tell the enemy, 'No, get behind me.' Do not hide behind him with murmuring and accusing, one to another, for His Spirit grieves in murmuring.
You are sealed by His Spirit. Do not take that lightly.
Own it. Live in it.
And let His Word do what it was sent to do – set captives free.
A grace-filled heart covers others. It will not boast in being better than another, but instead will cover another when fault is found. We are to cover one another in the grace of God, knowing the nature of God is to cover (see Genesis 9:23)
"Let us, therefore, come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need." - Hebrews 4:16
Pray within yourself all day long. Live in prayer -- let it touch everything that you do. Be aware of God's presence within you -- even when you are busy. The important thing is not to listen to yourself, but silently listen to God. Talk little and do much, without caring to be seen. Do this and peace will be yours.
Today!.... I make up my mind that I'm going to speak life to my situation and circumstances. I am going to the word of God to find out what He has to say about me and my situation, and I'm going to say what He says.
Today!... I curse the wrong words I've spoken over my life and begin to speak the words of life I'm supposed to speak.
Proverbs 6:2 - "You are snared (trapped) with the words of your lips, you are caught by the speech of your mouth."
Proverbs 18:21 - "Death and life are in the power of the tongue."
What would life look like if we postured ourselves as "victorious ones" and declared WHO WE ARE IN CHRIST into this natural realm?
For all that is wrong in your life and circumstances begin to declare, "There is power in the Blood of Jesus to set everything right, Satan. I declare to you that His atoning Blood works now to minister defeat to every evil work of yours and to bring it down to nothing." DECLARE IT! He will seek to shake your stand but refuse to be shaken. He will try to shove you off the rock onto the quicksands of feelings, but REFUSE to be shoved. Stand firm and testify of your victory until you have it in your hand. Galatians 6:9 says "Be not weary...for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." This is not prayer. This is taking your God-given authority over Satan and his forces. This is overcoming the devil.
If His blessings were dependent upon my "good behavior" or "religious performance" there would be no confidence to boldly run to Him for grace and empowerment to transform - only more failure and disappointment.
Our material possessions have been given to us by God, so we are actually stewards of His resources. The Lord gave us this wealth to establish His covenant on this earth -- not so we could consume it upon our own lusts. You have been blessed to be a blessing.
As we draw close to God, we begin to understand why He has made us. That is what the "hope of his calling" is all about. Hope is an important element for moving forward with confidence. As God reveals who we are and what our CALLING is, we gain hope for our future.
Ephesians 1:18 - "I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you...."
Is He the One sitting on the right hand of Majesty on high, or is He a Jesus that we have made more in the image of ourselves and still call Lord? If we desire a worldly lifestyle, which is against the flow of God's authority, we can have it by subconsciously serving "our Jesus" -- a subtle deception. 2 Corinthians 6:14,17 - "Don't be teamed with those who do not love the Lord....leave them; separate yourselves from them." (LB)
The Holy Spirit wants to use your life to manifest, prove, and confirm the reality of the unseen realm.
Mark 3:14-15 says, "Then He appointed twelve, that they might be with Him and that He might send them out to preach, and to have power to heal sickness and to cast out demons."
Luke 9:1 says, "Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases."
He gave it to them. He just said, "Here, take it." And they took the impartation He gave them, and they healed the sick and ministered to everyone they met.
John 20:21-22 says, "So Jesus said to them again, 'Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.' And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, 'Receive the Holy Spirit.'"
God sent Jesus out with an immeasurable anointing of the Holy Spirit. And Jesus was saying to the disciples, "Now I'm going to send you out like My Father sent Me." That means Jesus imparted an immeasurable anointing to them. Every Believer has received a measure of impartation and anointing, but God has even more He wants to increase in you, because you're His temple, you're His workmanship; and He wants to manifest His glory, His nature, His character, and His power through your life.
IMPARTATION IS AN INFUSING
Paul says in Romans 1:11 -- "I long and I ache to see you that you may receive an impartation." Not just on, but IN. He says (paraphrased), "The impartation is going to be spiritual. It doesn't come from me. I'm just going to be a vessel, a signpost, and when I lay hands on you, I know what's going to happen. That's why I ache to see you. When you receive this, it's going to help you in what God has for your life".
PRE-ORDAINED FOR GOOD WORKS
In Ephesians 2:10 it says, "We are His workmanship." He's doing a work in you and has ordained good works for you, but it's never by your might, never by your ability, never by your power, but by the power of the Holy Spirit. Do you want impartation like that from the Lord? God wants to give you a download for your life – an impartation of new levels, new mantles, a new anointing, and a new way of looking at God's calling on your life!
James 1:17 says, "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of Lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning." Every good gift is from the Father. In Romans 1:11, Paul is describing a spiritual gift – from Spirit to spirit. Not from a man, not a natural blessing, but from the Lord.
INTO ACTION: Ask the Lord for a direct blessing from Him to You. A divine impartation that is life-changing and life-establishing for you! Ask Him, and then by faith receive what He gives! God's Word says "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened" (Matthew 7:7-8).
HAVE YOU BEEN ASKING?
Have you been asking? Are you asking for an anointing for purpose? Watch out, you will receive fiery impartation of the Word of God for your life that will burn like fire in your bones! If you want this, align yourself and say, "I'm hungry. I'm so hungry for You, Lord Jesus."
Matthew 7:9-11 says, "Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in Heaven give good things to those who ask Him!" Ask Him for a good gift!
HOLY HUNGER IS SATISFIED THROUGH DIVINE IMPARTATION
Psalm 63:1-4 says, "O God, You are my God; early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water. So I have looked for You in the sanctuary, to see Your power and Your glory." You have a holy hunger that can't be satisfied by the natural. It can only be filled by the Holy Spirit and His mighty flow for your life. Ask right now for a mighty outpouring, a divine impartation from Him to you. Psalm 63:5 declares, "My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips."
Ask God to pour out a mighty anointing upon you – to release the rich, abundant anointing of the Holy Spirit. To saturate you with such rich anointing that you can't help but be joyful, can't help but speak of His lovingkindness. We need the oil of the Holy Spirit, we need fresh oil every day. We need the perpetual ceaseless flow of His precious oil in and through our lives.
Let Psalm 92:10 be released right now: "But my horn You have exalted like a wild ox; I have been anointed with fresh oil!"
ASK RIGHT NOW
Ask for divine impartation! The world needs to see a people who are not walking in the power of man or what religion can give but from the power of the precious Holy Spirit. "And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God." - 1 Corinthians 2:4-5
Ask God right now, regardless of where you are, for your own personal divine impartation. Are you hungry? Just ask Him. Get ready, here it comes! Let the Rock pour out rivers of oil for you that your path drips with fresh oil and anointing (see Job 29:6)!
Seek first the Kingdom of God. Let His righteousness do rightness all around you. For, understand, when those come to oppose you – lift up His right hand, His Word, against that. For His left hand will sustain you, and His right hand will give you the direction of counsel, by His Spirit.
For He is raising up a people who are hungry to seek His Kingdom, hungry to taste of the Kingdom, and hungry to rule in the Kingdom. Understand and meditate; dwell upon His Word.
Seek His face, for when you seek Him with your whole heart, absolutely, positively, unconditionally, you will find Him. For you must realize, He presents Himself to you, for His Kingdom is among you, and His Kingdom is within you. Change citizenships. Think of His Kingdom. Understand, as His Kingdom representative.
Demand the rights of His Kingdom, but be humble enough to understand you serve a King – the King of kings – who came and walked among His own as a carpenter.
As a citizen of His Kingdom – knowing His knowledge, knowing the authority He has given you in His name -- use it with His Spirit, for He will not leave you alone, but He will direct, lead, counsel, and anoint you. For He has called you to do the works of His Kingdom.
"God knew what He was doing from the very beginning. He decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love Him along the same lines as the life of His Son. The Son stands first in the line of humanity He restored. We see the original and intended shape of our lives there in Him." - Romans 8:29 The Message
Genesis 28:12 - "And he had a dream, and behold, a ladder was set on the earth with its top reaching to heaven; and behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it."
The word translated "angel" in the text is the Hebrew word "Mal'ak" (mal-awk'), which means to despatch as a deputy; a messenger; specifically, of God, ie. an angel (also a prophet, priest or teacher).
The point is the messengers that are to ascend and descend upon this ladder are not just angelic beings, but God's messengers, which WE ARE CALLED TO BE.
Revelation 4:6 - "And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal."
The source of God's Peace is God Himself. The glass sea is a symbol: there are no ripples, no waves, no anxieties troubling God. The Lord is never worried never in a hurry nor without an answer. The sea around Him is perfectly still and totally calm. All our victories flow out from being seated here with Him.
John 3:3 - Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth: no one can see the Kingdom of God unless he is born again."
We must know by revelation that we are not struggling to get up into heaven; rather that we were born there in spiritual rebirth.
Psalm 110:1,2 - The Lord (God) says to my Lord (the Messiah), "Sit at My right hand, until I make Your adversaries Your footstool. The Lord will send forth from Zion the scepter of Your strength; rule, then, in the midst of Your foes."
Ephesians 2:6 - "and raised us up with Him, and made us sit with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus"
We have been raised up and seated with Christ in heavenly places. This is why the Holy Spirit continues to speak to us that the worship of God is our first response in battle.
I POSITION MYSELF IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD AND SIT AT REST IN THE KNOWLEDGE THAT CHRIST HAS ALREADY MADE MY ENEMIES THE FOOTSTOOL FOR MY FEET.
AS I REST IN HIS VICTORY I RULE IN THE MIDST OF MY ENEMIES.
Focus, repetition (Romans 10:17 - "Faith comes from hearing and hearing, by the word of Christ."), and intensity are steps we take to move truth from our heads to our hearts. The command to look intently (see James 1:25) and to meditate continuously (see Philippians 4:8) would be examples of using focus and repetition.
Repeating healing and inheritance scriptures pours divine light continually into our beings, until we are entirely sanctified -- spirit, soul, and body (see 1 Thessalonians 5:23). We become the radiance of His glory because we have bathed ourselves in His glory continuously. Darkness, sickness, and demons have now fled because of the light of His glory.
"That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him: the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His CALLING........" - Ephesians 1:17,18
Today is the day that he pours fresh oil into your understanding. He does not want you left to your own understanding. He wants His understanding to bring you under Him, to stand up in Him. So that no matter what happens – on your left, on your right, below or above – you are standing in Him. He devours all that devour you, and He comes against all that comes against you. For He has not left you to stand alone.
Detach from your understanding. Learn to soar high in His understanding. Let His understanding bring you into a higher way of thinking, into a higher way of living, on the highway of holiness, for He causes you to walk in peace, and in power, and in a sound mind.
Lift your hands, even though they may be weary, lift them.
Let His Spirit come, and let Him lift your hands high into the Spirit, so that He can cause you to soar above circumstances, through the midst of circumstances – untouched by fire, but coming forth in a sound mind.
He makes the crooked paths straight and the rough places plain.
He is the greatest Teacher the world has ever known, and He is the Baptizer in the Holy Spirit.
He preserves the faithful, and He is the resurrection and the life.
He spoke and framed the world; He makes my way perfect and makes my feet like hinds' feet, and He causes me to walk in high places. He is able to comfort, guide, and bless me.
He spoke, and the heavens unrolled themselves, and the galaxies were born. He spoke, and the streams and the rivers wound their way across the earth. the rose began to blush, and the violets cast their fragrance, and the birds began to sing. Colors wove themselves into a rainbow. He spoke, and a handful of dust became a living soul.
You shouldn't say things about yourself that God says are not true. eg. "I am a work in Progress" (false humility) Colossians 2:18 - "Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement." v.2:13 ..."having forgiven us all our transgressions."
You are giving yourself an excuse to sin occasionally and live short of God's full will for you. By wet-nursing this mindset you disengage yourself from living up to your full potential in Christ. eg. I am an old sinner saved by grace. Colossians 2:10 "And in Him, you have been made complete." You have the power to change things that don't line up with heaven.Romans 6:11 - "Reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus."
There is a level of life we can reach where we practice "thanksgiving as a lifestyle" - when difficulty comes along, we have a huge inventory of blessings instantly accessible to bring us into His presence as well as the joy and delight He has over us.
You can disempower the voice of God in your life by having the spirit of fear. So live by your identity that in your new nature you are born to live in the realm of revelation. Put off old ways of thinking -- by putting on the new nature you put on the spirit nature. The power available in the Christ identity in the believer: (1) Power against demonic forces, (2) Power to advance the kingdom on earth, (3) power to equip others to disciple.
Acts 19:11,12 - "God was performing extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul, so that handkerchiefs or aprons were even carried from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out."
Choose to lay down all disappointment -- choose to lay down all discouragement -- choose to believe again -- choose to hope again -- choose to expect God's goodness and fiery presence to awaken you afresh.
You cannot retire too much from the mindless chatter of the world. You don't need much time to tell God that you love Him! Lift your heart to Him. Worship Him in the depths of your spirit.
Revelations 3:15 - "I would rather you be hot or cold, but since you are lukewarm I will vomit you out of My mouth."
When we fully immerse ourselves in God's ways, we find everything we need and desire. Lukewarm complacency and not understanding and living in God's purpose for our life rob us of power, love, life, and liberty. The river of God's love and grace is available to everyone who believes. Jesus prepared it for our restoration, healing, and growth. It gives light, life, and supernatural power to everything it touches.
Godly people are called to bold, daring, fear-overcoming, breathtaking and impossible actions in order to accomplish the vision God has given to them.
The Lord will not excuse our pride just because we sing three hymns on Sunday and consider ourselves "saved." The more we plug into and allow the working of the Holy Spirit, the more we embrace His work, and the more we allow Him liberty in our life to help us UNDERSTAND OUR CALLING IN CHRIST-- these things transform us from glory to glory.
Many believers are captured in a lifestyle that excludes a pervasive God in Their lives - a lifestyle that is unrecognizable from their atheistic neighbors.
Do you know what you were born for? When you are dying, will you know why you lived?
I commit my way to the Lord, trust in Him, and delight myself in Him to bring forth His righteousness through me in Christ Jesus. (Psalm 37:4-6)
I put my hope in the Lord and enjoy my inheritance in Christ Jesus. (Psalm 37:9)
As I embrace God's purpose for my life, he makes certain of my steps. (Psalm 37:23)
I consider myself dead to sin and abide in Christ Jesus forever. (Psalm 37:27)
The Lord is my strength and delivers me in times of trouble as I take refuge and embrace the abundant life in Him. (Psalm 37:19,40)
I lift up my hands and bless the Lord who made heaven and earth. (Psalm 134:1-3)
Your name, O LORD, is everlasting, Your remembrance, O LORD, throughout all generations, as merciful and compassionate to those who trust in You. (Psalm 135:13,14)
Great is the glory of the Lord, for You have exalted Your Name and your word above all. (Psalm 138:2,8)
I worship in the temple of Your Holiness, Lord, and give praise for Your mercy, truth, and lovingkindness. (Psalm 138:2)
Praise the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power, Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! (Psalm 150:1,2,6)
Luke 18:5,6 - "The judge ignored her for a while, but eventually she got on his nerves. 'I fear neither God nor man,' he said to himself, 'but this widow is so great a nuisance that I will see her righted before she wears me out with her persistence.' Then the Lord said, 'if even an evil judge can be worn down like that, don't you think that God will surely give justice to his people who plead with Him day and night?"
The parable concerns a widow who desperately implores a judge to give her legal protection from an adversary, but she receives NO IMMEDIATE HELP. She refuses to be DISCOURAGED from her quest: she persists until she gains her BREAKTHROUGH.
The goal of Christ's teaching was to immunize His followers against DISCOURAGEMENT. Jesus assures us that God will hear us as we turn to him in PERSISTENT prayer.
I BELIEVE THAT WHAT GOD HAS PROMISED HE IS ALSO ABLE TO PERFORM.
GOD IS GREAT, GOD IS ABLE, GOD IS GOOD, AND GOD IS FAITHFUL TO HIS WORD.
SINCE CHRIST IS IN ME I AM UPHELD BY THE "SPIRIT OF GOD"
Hebrews 1:3 - "Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high."
John 3:8 tells us, "The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit."
We were born of the Spirit, but sometimes we want to live out of our heads instead of our hearts. We need to determine in our hearts that we're going to ride the wind of the Spirit no matter what our reasonings say, no matter what the naysayers say and no matter what the devil says.
Sometimes we need a fresh baptism of the Spirit. Sometimes we need a fresh baptism of fire. Instead of moaning and groaning in the flesh, sometimes we need to start travailing in the Spirit for that new thing He wants to birth in our lives.
"Long before He laid down earth's foundations, He had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of His love, to be made whole and holy by His love. - Ephesians 1:4 The Message
Today He is calling you unto Himself. He is going before you, and He going behind you. He is overshadowing you with His Presence; and you will come into a new understanding and a revelation of the power of His Spirit that is within you. For it grieves His Spirit when you walk below your CALLING.
You were created for His pleasure, and then you were created for heavenly works; works of His Kingdom; works worthy of His Cross; works to where man will look and know that you are the light of the world, because He first was the light of the world.
Know that He is placing His light upon you afresh. He is placing His fire upon you afresh. He surrounds you with His goodness, with His mercy, with His gentleness, and with His understanding.
He invites you to continuously fix your eyes upon Him. And as you fix your eyes upon Him, then He will be about your business. So put your eyes upon Him and let Him be Lord, and let yourself be His beloved.
"Don't live carelessly, unthinkingly. Make sure you understand what the Master wants." - Ephesians 5:17 The Message