Philippians 2:10 - "that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,"
If you've been born again, you belong to the Lord Jesus Christ. You are a joint heir with Him. You are covenanted together with Almighty God by the blood of Jesus. You've been given Jesus' own name. that's the kind of confidence you need to have about the Name of Jesus. You need to know you've been named after Him.
Know that when you speak, you're speaking with His authority. "Faith comes from hearing and hearing, by the Word of God" (Romans 10:17). Go back to the Word and study the Name. Then when you use it, you'll have the sense of authority on the inside that is founded on the living Word.
"Jesus answered, 'Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.' The woman said to him, 'Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty...'" - John 4:13-15
Jesus boldly told the Samaritan woman at the well of Jacob that she could come to Him and He would give her living waters. He was speaking figuratively of the Spirit of God. We cannot live without natural water and so we cannot spiritually live without the water of the Spirit of God. Jesus taught the disciples in Matthew 5:6 that "blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied."
He promised that we would be satisfied. How does this happen? The only way it can happen is if we have the indwelling presence of God in our hearts via His Holy Spirit. David said in Psalms that his heart and flesh longed and thirsted for God in a dry and weary land. Again David mentioned the life-giving power of the Spirit of God in Psalm 51, "take not your Holy Spirit from me..."
David loved the Presence of God and the Holy Spirit. He knew that if he grieved the Spirit of God He might leave him and then the Presence of the Lord would diminish. David lived in the days of the Old Covenant and so did the Samaritan woman at the well. Jesus came along and told this woman that she could have living waters inside her and she would never be thirsty again. Jesus risked much to minister to her and probably stirred up some controversy as people heard what He did.
God has been inviting mankind to fellowship with Him since the days of Adam and Eve. He walked and talked with them in the garden when He came to visit them. He was about cultivating a relationship with them. He made it easy for them to know Him. His heart has never changed and He has again made it easy for us to experience Him by the sweet indwelling presence of His life-giving Spirit.
Come and drink of His living waters and allow them (Holy Spirit) to well up in you like the well where Jesus invited the woman to drink of His living waters. Jesus gently shared love and hope with her and she was so transformed that she went to her village and told people about her experience and many people found Jesus that day.
Regardless of how we feel about ourselves, He is always telling us, "Come and Drink." "Come to Me and I will give you living water and you will never thirst again!"
In Acts 26, there is a detailed account of Paul's life-changing experience with the Lord. The light Paul encountered on the road to Damascus was in fact the "fire" of God, as this same Greek word was used in various other places in the Bible and were interpreted as fire.
This light that Saul encountered on the road to Damascus, was an encounter with the glory fire of the Lord that brings sudden breakthrough and divine turnarounds. An experience with the fire of God changed Saul's whole direction by interrupting his path and causing him to go in a completely opposite direction.
GET READY FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT -- YOUR HIGH CALLING IN CHRIST
This glory fire will be released on Believers who are praying and believing for divine turnarounds and breakthrough in their own lives. But in this breakthrough they will be released into new levels of the expression of His heart -- an appointment greater than they first expected.
"Who has an arm like God? Or can thunder with a voice like His?" (Job 40:9) For those that have been through the wilderness of humility and the fires of faith, the Lord can trust with the thunder of His voice and power. They are a vessel ready to be catapulted into DESTINY in explosive fire and glory.
THE GLORY FIRE OF DIVINE TURNAROUND -- PENETRATING HEARTS!
"Divine Turnaround" is where a situation is heading in a certain direction, with a predicted outcome, and that situation is suddenly intervened upon by a divine supernatural force that causes the outcome to be the opposite. Paul was in unbelief when he was on the road to Damascus. It was only the glory fire of God that penetrated his hard heart and brought him to his knees.
Sometimes we think things are hopeless and impossible, we think our circumstances are unfixable or our loved ones are unchangeable; but one encounter with the glory fire and everything is turned around. This glory fire will pour out over the Believer and unbeliever alike. These unbelievers are ones that have had prayers prayed over their lives for seasons upon seasons, and now the Lord is interrupting their course like He did with Saul and changing the course and direction of their lives. He is penetrating the darkness they are in by His glory fire, calling them into His heart, and setting them on course for Him.
We are now in the days of divine turnaround, of wrongs being made right, of courses of destruction being turned to mirror life and life abundantly. Get ready for your loved ones to come into the Kingdom for God has not forgotten them and His arm is not short that it cannot save.
2 Chronicles 20:20 - "Believe in the Lord your God, and you shall be established."
God wants to give us higher ground, holier thoughts, and a more concentrated, clearer ministry to others. God wants us to be a rising tide every day. This rising tide is an attitude of the spirit where God rises higher and higher. He wants us to come to the place where we will never look back (Genesis 19:15-26).
So change your perspective so that you will know that God is operating through you for this time and forevermore.
Believe that the Holy Spirit is awakening you to deep things today.
Are you ready to move and be moved by the mighty power of God that cannot be moved, and to be so chastened and built up that you are in the place where it doesn't matter where the wind blows or what difficulty comes because you are fixed in God?
"I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 3:14
It's time for your DESTINY to be set in motion. Nothing will stop you now! His Love for you overshadows you and those dreams that were incubating in you almost birthing at times will now come forth. There is a glory - a glory of love coupled with your faith that is bringing in that which He has promised.
What price can be put on this glory realm? The entrance to the door of this realm is your 'overcoming spirit', wanting at times to give up but not giving into that. You will ride the wave of an overcoming spirit.
You overcome in the onslaught of the thoughts of your mind. You overcome in the mundane daily activities. You overcome in the rejection of man. You overcome in the betrayal of those who persecuted you. You overcome in the darkness. You overcome when all you could see was the opposite of what you had living inside of you. You overcame in the corridor of transition! He has hidden manna for you (Revelation 2:17), that will sustain you and nourish you in ways you have not known.
He has given you big dreams to dream and walk out His PURPOSE for your life in 2020. There is a readiness -- you will go forth NOW and overcome. You will conquer, and as you go and as you pursue, you will increase and you will overtake, for He is with you and His Word is in you! You thought you lost it all but carry this as you go: today you are recovering your dreams He gave you, for you will see what He has said all along become your reality. No more backing up and no more backing down. IT'S TIME! It's your Deuteronomy 1:11 that says -- "...He will bless you just as He has promised you."
"For I am the Lord, I do not change." - Malachi 3:6
God has called us to a place of peace in His presence. That peace is a witness to us that we are in tune with Him, feel connected and things are in the flow. If we don't feel that flow there is something out of sync and it is our responsibility to get that back in rhythm. God has a frequency. The Lord does not change. That means His frequency never changes. As we seek to be in tune with the Lord, to be on His frequency, the Word and the Spirit are necessary to bring us to that place.
We are subject to change. For this to happen we see the need to stop living the lukewarm life that we have been swallowed up by and start understanding His calling on our life. We actually need to change, moving in His direction. For this to happen we have to start by getting on "His frequency". The Word of God is the tuning fork that gets us "in tune" with God. The Word of God is also like the bread as Jesus Himself is the Bread of Life that convicts us of pursuing our oneness with Him with the potential of bearing fruit for His Kingdom. But there is another aspect as well that is needed -- we need open hearts to the Holy Spirit.
"Ho! Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters." - Isaiah 55:1
THE WATER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
We need the bread of God's Word and the water of His Holy Spirit to get us in the flow of His presence. The Word of God represents the person of God just as the Spirit represents the person of God. Jesus was the Word made flesh, the Bread of Life. The Holy Spirit is the manifested presence of God, the Spirit of glory.
GET YOUR SPIRITUAL ENGINE RUNNING
"A fire shall be kept burning upon the altar continually; it shall not go out." - Leviticus 6:13
God wants us ignited with the fire of connecting with His purpose for our life where it is burning day and night, night and day. A non-stop bonfire of glory and power being released through His people to impact all that surrounds us. The picture is bright burning lamps that are ignited throughout all the earth pushing back darkness. When the light shines, the darkness cannot stay.
Romans 4:5 - "And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness,"
Romans 4:5 talks about faith that believes God justifies the ungodly. When you believe that God justifies the ungodly it will give you boldness to come to God, even when you feel unclean because you have just blown it.
When you fail, don't run away from God. Run boldly to Him, knowing that you are justified by the blood of Christ and not by your good behavior. The devil may say to you, "How can you do that? Who do you think you are?" Don't listen to him. Pick yourself up and thank God for the blood and the gift of no condemnation (Romans 8:1).
If God justifies the ungodly, how much more you, His beloved child!
John 15:9 - "As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love."
In your workplace you probably take coffee breaks and lunch breaks -- Why not do the same in your spiritual life -- take time out for a love break?
What is a love break?
It is the time you take to enjoy and feed on the love of Jesus for you. As you spend time feeding on the love of Jesus for you, you will see yourself nourished, strengthened and sustained by His Love and also see it flowing through you into the lives of others.
During the day, when you are hard at work, when busyness sets in, when problems pile up or when discouragement comes, just stop everything and take a love break with Jesus! Let Jesus love you. Let yourself enjoy being loved by Him. Abide in His love and be nourished by His love for you.!
"Go...and see what the land is, and whether the people who dwell in it are strong or weak, whether they are few or many, and whether the land that they dwell in is good or bad, and whether the cities that they dwell are camps or strongholds, and whether the land is rich or poor, and whether there are trees in it or not. Be of good courage and bring some of the fruit of the land." - Numbers 13:18-20
Caleb was a giant-slayer in his spirit before he physically conquered any giants. We read the account of the twelve spies scouting out the Promised Land for forty days. Sometimes, God is telling us to go forth into areas ordained for us to go. He goes before us to make a way, and we have a choice to make in that pivotal moment. We have to decide if we are going to partner with God and be of good courage, or if we are going to partner with our flesh and the voice of the enemy.
ANOINTING, GLORY AND EVERLASTING FRUITFULNESS
The majority of the spies saw themselves as grasshoppers, but Caleb initiated the dream of being a giant-slayer. Our perception will determine our level of victory, and it can affect generations following us. The vision goes beyond us, and if it does not then we have not adopted God's dream and God's vision. Perception will deceive you into believing you have lost when you are already promised victory. We have His anointing and His glory, and we are to bear everlasting fruitfulness when we abide in the Vine that is Christ. We are to pioneer the way for our children and those we spiritually parent to slay the giants and to take the land for God.
A DIFFERENT KIND OF SPIRIT
Caleb refused to bow to fear and intimidation. He believed God's promise of the Promised Land. God said of Caleb: "Because he has a different spirit and has followed Me fully, I will bring him into the land into which he went, and his descendants shall possess it" - Numbers 14:24. We are called to have a different spirit about us – the Holy Spirit. We were not created by a God with a grasshopper complex. When you see through the eyes of fire, your perspective changes, and you begin to see that God is using you to steward a lineage of giant-slayers and history-makers.
The next generation is being called forth as God sees them and not how we perceive them or what the world says about them. Mature believers and wise parents will desire for the next generation to grab the torch, take up the mantle, and run with the vision. Giant-slayers will produce giant-slayers because they answer the call of God to only believe.
As we walk in our Godly CALLING in Christ we declare ourselves to be giant-slayers in the spirit and to mentor a generation. We have the Caleb anointing to walk in unwavering faith and demonstration of the Word of God for a David generation. Nay-sayers sow nothing but discord and death, but giant-slayers make history with God.
John 15:7 - "If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you."
God says you have the potential to receive whatever you ask. You have a blank check -- but there is one condition on the cashing of that check: You must abide in Christ, and His word must abide in you. Jesus wants to knock the limits off your mind.
But first He requires that you stay hooked up with God. Jesus sees in you the potential to do greater things than He did (John 14:12). If Jesus says you have that potential, it's in there somewhere.
God believes in you.
He knows the vastness of your potential. If He gives you an assignment, He's already given you the ability to fulfill what He asks. Only as you are connected to God, can you fulfill and maximize your true potential.