John 1:46 - "Nathanael said to him, “Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.”
It may not seem that anything good can come out of your Nazareth, but God is not looking at our past; God isn’t looking at our resources, our money, our talents; He is looking for a Bethlehem, a holy place to deliver His will, a humble place to cover His dreams in swaddling clothes and lay them in a protective manger until they grow and eventually enter the temple on their own.
Affirmations: EVERY DAY AND IN EVERY WAY THE HOLY SPIRIT GUIDES ME UNTO ALL TRUTH.
AS I LISTEN TO HIS VOICE, THE HOLY SPIRIT TELLS ME OF THINGS TO COME.
BY MEDITATING ON THE SCRIPTURES AND COMMUNING WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT I AM FILLED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIS WILL IN ALL SPIRITUAL WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING.
MY CIRCUMSTANCES ARE NOT REALITY-- GOD'S PROMISES ARE REALITY.
We must topple the "stronghold of our experiences." The only one who has a right to shape our lives is Jesus Christ. We must determine to allow nothing and no one to shape us, not even our personal experiences, unless they are consistent with the promises of God.
To the degree that our experiences do not conform to the Word of God, they subtly teach us that God is not who He says He is. In other words, even though you were not healed, you should not conclude "healing is not for today." God's provision is eternal, which means that until heaven and earth pass away, He has provided for our healing.
2 Corinthians 10:4,5 - "For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ."
He wants to demonstrate who He is THROUGH our life. We don't disqualify ourselves because of our present position. The Lord called you to rule and reign in this life wherever He has you positioned, and He wants to begin to anoint you for mighty acts wherever He has you. Wherever He has you, they need to see a demonstration of the reality of who Jesus Christ is. You have your position in the Lord right now (God's purpose for your life), and whatever He has you doing, He wants to anoint you so that people begin to take notice of not just your words, but of the glory of His Kingdom, wherever you are. 1 Corinthians 2:4-5, "And my speech and preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God."
God's question to Ezekiel in Ezekiel Chapter 37 was never about the bones. What God was really asking Ezekiel was, "Where is the limit to your faith?" After seeing all the death and devastation, God needs someone who will rise up and declare, "MY GOD IS STILL ABLE!" That is what God is looking for TODAY! God needs your voice to declare His power! Someone around you needs to hear that God is still able to save, heal, deliver, defend, provide, heal, and bring victory! The answer our generation gives to the question of "Can these bones live?" is going to determine the level of breakthrough that we experience.
We must constantly seek to understand what God wants us to become -- our DESTINY.
"Matthew 7:8 AMP - "For everyone who keeps on asking receives; and he who keeps on seeking finds; and to him who keeps on knocking, the door will be opened."
Genesis 1:26 - "Let Us make man in Our image, to be like Ourselves; let man have dominion....over all the earth."
It has always been the Lord's intent to have a "people" who would have dominion authority on the earth. The word "dominion" (Hebrew - radah) means to prevail, rule, reign, to tread down."
"Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee..." - Isaiah 60:1-4
This refers to "glory" abiding upon us so it can be visibly seen (an open Heaven). At the same time, there is an increasing darkness that is covering both the earth and the people. Many only see this darkness, but there is another side of the coin – "the Lord shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee."
Before Jesus comes to appear "outwardly," He must first come "within" us so His glory can radiate out from us to affect the spiritual consciousness of the ones He has given us to DISCIPLE and the world.
"When He shall come to be glorified in His saints, and to be admired in all them that believe..." - II Thessalonians 1:10
Jesus said to Peter -- "Feed My sheep." You have to be the nourishment for other souls until they learn to feed on God. We owe it to God to be our best for His lambs and His sheep (DISCIPLESHIP) as well as for Himself.
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations"... - Matthew 28:19
The enemy has attempted to fence in your destiny. In other words, he has built a fortress in many of our minds using circumstances to build an ungodly belief system. He will also attempt to build a fortress by using our past failures.
Can you imagine a major breakout of the glory of the Lord over your life? Be prepared to ascend the hill -- to climb to greater heights and cover more ground for the Kingdom than you ever thought possible before.
The Holy Spirit is currently at work equipping and supplying us the life in freedom of advancing from glory to glory.
"Everyone will be salted with fire" (Mark 9:49). Many Christians today are being tested, stretched, and tried. It's as if our God, whose eyes are like blazing fire, is blowing His mighty wind from Heaven. He's fanning some smoldering wicks as He equips His servants to become FLAMES OF FIRE. We should not be surprised or amazed. The Apostle Paul writes that the believer's spiritual "foundation" would be tested by fire to reveal the endurance of his faith and love (I Corinthians 3:13-15).