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.
1 Corinthians 2:9 - "That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, 'No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him.'"
He is lifting you up higher to see the new things that He has prepared and planned that are coming through for you and are now just ahead. The things you did not expect, the things you didn't see coming and the things you didn't know He could do, He is going to do.
It is time to step further into your Christ calling. The places and people that the Lord has prepared for you to align and connect with will be so unexpected and out of left field. Many will be left wondering how you got there and how this happened.
There will be nothing that you can do in your own strength or ability, but it will be in His, because of what He can do for you and through you!
John 15:5, “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”
The Lord Jesus gives us this divine union by the Spirit so that we can be fruitful. All the vine has is made available to the branches -- to give us what we need to be fruitful. The perpetual flow of the Holy Spirit provides for us on a constant, daily basis.
As we grow in the revelation of our identity as God’s sons and daughters and our true riches in His glory, we will live out of that supply. When we don’t know what we already have, we are limited, but when revelation comes, we become aware of what we already possess (see 1 Corinthians 2:12). Revelation is the key to unlocking access to what we didn’t previously know, but now by revelation from the Spirit of the Lord can know and access!
LIVING BY HIS STRENGTH AND SUPPLY
Through the prophet Jeremiah, God said, “Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you [and even show you] great and mighty things, [things which have been confined and hidden], which you do not know and understand and cannot distinguish” (Jeremiah 33:3 AMPC). Praise the Lord Jesus that through Him all things are possible to those who believe. It is no longer we who live, but He who lives through us. By His strength and supply, we are ready for all He has called us to do, and each day can be a day of “even more, Lord,” -- “I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am [self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency]” (Philippians 4:13 AMP).
WALKING IN TOTAL CONFIDENCE
When you know how much you have in the bank, you can shop with confidence. When we (and the Church as a whole) awaken to the fullness of supply (2 Peter 1:3), a tremendous holy boldness will be released. We will walk in a deep trust and confidence not in our ability, but in His ability and supply. When we understand what Christ living through us means to us, and as we grow in the full stature of Christ in us, we are going to be bold in living and ministering out of the limitless flow of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 4:31)
Psalm 34:17–19 - "When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all."
There was a heavy fog of discouragement and despair that had fallen upon many people, specifically in the area of promises from the Lord. This fog of despair and discouragement has left many people feeling like things are never going to shift and change, and that it is always going to be like this.
Zechariah 9:12 - "Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope; today I declare that I will restore to you double."
Cry out to the Lord for restoration and the Lord will not only restore the very area where the enemy has torn things to shreds, held you captive, brought delay and kept you from your breakthrough, He is also going to suddenly move you into a place of DOUBLE what you had before.