Proverbs 18:21 - "Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof."
This season is going to be a season for your mouth to declare what you have seen and heard in the spirit. Make sure that your words line up to His Word! You cannot waste any more time coming into agreement with the enemy, speaking out what you see in the natural.
Your circumstances may be mocking your promise right now but get ready for God to shift gears and bring acceleration to what He has spoken. Remember, your mouth must come into alignment with God's promises. It is the canal that God is using to birth His purpose.
Don't believe the lies of the enemy. God is calling you to shift your focus and start expecting Him to move for you.
John 15:5 - "I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing."
When we stay fresh in the Spirit of the Lord, we also will grow in our relationship with the Lord. He empowers us to press through all obstacles, limitations, and fears in order to advance with perseverance in progressive breakthroughs and to take new levels in God's purpose for our life.
You can draw on and see an increase in His anointing in your life daily. In this flow, you will be empowered by the Holy Spirit to live in new strength, inspiration, joy, and confidence in the Lord. The scripture says we will be fruitful for His glory out of the substance of the supply of His boundless anointing.
In His presence, the Word comes alive, and mysteries are revealed as the Word becomes like fire in our bones. Within us arises a holy boldness to decree the Word of God in order to shift the unseen realm and break down every barrier of the enemy with the power of the Word.
Exodus 33:15, Moses says, "Then he said to Him, 'If Your presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here."
God has fresh, eternal waters for us to drink from every moment. These waters of the life of His Spirit are needed and cannot be neglected, for they are what sustains us in the more difficult times. To be without His presence is to be on your own – that is definitely not a desire or an option.
To embrace the "new" for your life you have to be willing to step into a place that you've never been before. You cannot succumb to fear of the unknown, make excuses for not stepping out to walk on the water, or hide in your cave of reclusion. We are constantly being challenged to go further and do something different that is outside of our experience.
When you live out God's purpose for your life you experience the exceptional life that Jesus lived, accompanied by the Father's joy over you.
2 Samuel 5:19,20 - "And David inquired of the LORD, 'Shall I go up against the Philistines?... And he said, 'The LORD has broken through my enemies before me like a breaking flood.'"
The key to breakthrough is to inquire of the Lord. David did not go forward in his own strength but he waited upon the Lord for wisdom and for clarity.
We need to be in alignment with His Spirit. The more the Lord entrusts to us, the more we must learn to wait upon Him. Too many Believers have fallen into a worldly type of wisdom rather than the spirit of wisdom from Heaven.
Have we been led by Him or have we been led by our needs? Have we been led by His Spirit or have we been led by our schedules, our bank accounts and our systems of yesterday?
We must tap into the new and let go of the old. We must surrender ourselves to His presence and not strive to perform through self-will.
2 Corinthians 3:18 - "And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord's glory, are being transformed into His image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit."
Steady yourself and stand firm, open your arms and surrender to God's purpose for your life. Ready yourself to receive the weight of God's glory. No more will you be weeping and wailing over what has been lost. You will barely cast a glance at your own life as you rise up to walk in the new life of Christ in you.
As you see a need, you will exercise great faith in the scriptures that manifest God's power. With boldness, you will implement your authority to meet the need by drawing on the limitless heavenly resources that are coming into your hands at the exact moment of need.
Angels will be sent forth on assignment to battle any dark force that tries to stand in the way of the fulfillment of your divine calling in Christ.
Isaiah 60:1 - "Arise [from spiritual depression to a new life], shine [be radiant with the glory and brilliance of the Lord]; for your light has come, and the glory and brilliance of the Lord has risen upon you."
Revelation is the seed that impregnates you with expectation. The two always go hand in hand in the Kingdom of God.
The spirit of religion hates an expectant heart. It does not want you to go to another level in God. Religion wants to trap Believers in the status quo of dead Christianity, but Jesus is the resurrection and life.
Let your hope be resurrected today. This coming season, prepare for the manifestation of your expectation!
1John 2:27 “But the anointing that you received from Him abides in you..."
We want a pure river flowing from our hearts. John, the revelator, spoke of a pure river, pure as crystal (Revelation 22:1). He spoke of how the river was flowing out of the throne and out of the Lamb.
The anointing flows from the heart of man, the anointing of God flows from you like a river. Jesus even told us that rivers of living water would flow from our innermost being (John 7:38). This is why it is so important that we are careful about what we see, or hear, or meditate on.
Genesis 12:1 - "The LORD had said to Abram, "Go from your country, your people and your father's household to the land I will show you."
God is calling us to boldly follow Him into the unknown. As we do, we will be brought into a whole new place! The very things that many Believers have been crying out and contending for (even for years at a time) are beginning to take shape.
Though transition can feel shaky, uncomfortable, and even messy at times, the Lord is calling us to embrace this new path and bravely journey forward with Him. The Lord is calling His Bride to trust Him and follow His lead. As we bravely give the Lord our 'yes' and follow where He leads us—journeying with Him on this new and unfamiliar path—we are plowing up new ground.
You have come too far now to quit. Refuse to get weary in well-doing, and know that there are great and exciting things just ahead. God is bringing you into a whole new place, and others will be awestruckby where He takes you.
Ephesians 4:24 - "and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness."
Avoid a negative and introverted attitude caused by an overemphasis on inner healing. Instead, focus on your new nature in Christ. A spiritual consciousness of your new nature will always give you a truer, more real and trustworthy evaluation than that provided by your own weaknesses, fears, anger, memories, etc.—not to mention the accuser of the brethren!
"...It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me..." - Galatians 2:20.
In Joshua's day, before crossing the Jordan River and moving into their inheritance, God said to the people, "Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you" (Joshua 3:5).
This is an exhortation for us today!
DRAW NEAR TO GOD
The word consecrate, in Hebrew, is actually a relational term. "Qadash" means to separate or set yourself apart unto God. God's heart isn't, "Clean up your act so I can restore and bless you." He says instead, "Come to Me so I can bless you." BIG DIFFERENCE! His love is free, not earned.
"Qadash"(set apart to Him), is actually the root word for holy (qodesh). Being "holy" isn't the result of or defined as "being good enough?" Rather it is the nature (qodesh) we receive from our union with Him (qadash), which motivates us to good works and a refusal to sin. We must be careful, then, that when we set out to prepare ourselves for a move of God's Spirit, we do not move into a legalistic works mentality, trying to accomplish separation and holiness in our own abilities; rather, we draw near to God in relationship.
The Lord desires to raise up men and women of prayer and radical devotion through which He can release a greater "Great Awakening" and shift the course of nations today. To be a part of this, however, we must be willing to comply with what God requires of us: Prepare ourselves through drawing near.
A SEASON OF SEPARATION
The Lord is inviting you to enter into a season where you separate yourself unto Him in an extra special way.
If you rearrange your busy schedule over the next few weeks to pray and fast and spend more time in worship and the Word, your life will radically change. No matter what level of relationship you currently enjoy with the Lord, He wants to transform you into a more passionate and zealous Believer. As you draw into His depths, His cleansing stream will prepare you to advance in His PURPOSE for your life.