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3 Keys for Destiny Dreams

Destiny Vision

 

3 Biblical Keys

The Lord gave me 3 key words, leaning, learning and laboring in relation to destiny dreams. Statistics show that only 3 out of every 100 people actually write down any goals for their life. With no vision or goals we are apt perish. 

It is important that we make plans, write down goals and strategize to reach those goals in our life if we want to move toward our purpose and destiny as individuals or teams.  There is both a spiritual and natural aspect involved in doing this. The Lord gave me a word today and it’s called Leaning, Learning, and Laboring.

And the LORD answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.
Hab. 2:2-3

The Word is Active

  You may not be a naturally goal oriented person but you know that God has a calling on your life. Possibly you have a dream for your life and you don’t know where to really get started, here are 3 key points for prayer, journaling and meditation. Adding journaling with these scriptures can help to open up conversation with the Lord.

In Leviticus 26:9-11 we see the Lord promising “I will lean towards you and multiply you and confirm my covenant with you” it’s a promise we can grab ahold of and it shows us that not only do we need to lean on God but God wants to lean on us as well.

“For I will be leaning toward you with favor and regard for you, rendering you fruitful, multiplying you, and establishing and ratifying My covenant with you.

 And you shall eat the [abundant] old store of produce long kept, and clear out the old [to make room] for the new.

I will set My dwelling in and among you, and My soul shall not despise or reject or separate itself from you.  (AMPC)

Psalm 84:12 it talks about Leaning and Believing in God. I highly recommend writing this down and just meditating on it, this can help to water those seeds of dream, desire, and destiny.

O Lord of hosts, blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who trusts in You [leaning and believing on You, committing all and confidently looking to You, and that without fear or misgiving]!”

 

Destiny Vision
Destiny seeds

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Learning

Psalm 32:8 talks about being instructed and counseled by God and being taught in the way we should go. A promise that while we are learning, God will help us along our way if we cooperate and obey Him.

Philippians 4:9, the Lord talks about anything you’ve heard or learned from Him and His written word, we are to put into practice and the God of Peace will be with you.

I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. ( Ps. 32:8)

Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me–put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. ( Phil. 4:9)

Laboring

Finally we’ll touch on Laboring, starting in Colossians 3:23-24; Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.

This passage speaks about the importance of whatever we do, we are to do it with all our heart as we’re doing it for the Lord and not unto a human master. As we do all unto he Lord, leaning on Him we must remain teachable and willing to labor in love. This is part of our reasonable service and lifestyle of worship.

Closing Thoughts

Let’s not forget the principle truth found in Psalm 127 as we are leaning, learning, and laboring to do all we were destined to do!

Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

God Blessings!

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When God speaks!

When God speaks

Blessed is the one who listens to Me says the Lord in Proverbs 8:34! The one who sits daily at His gates and positions themselves beside His doors! How do we do this?

In order to listen to the Lord, we must know how He speaks. He communicates in various ways as do we, however, His ways are above ours and His thoughts higher. His manifold wisdom surpasses our human intellect.
We often hear or perceive something by the Spirit of God and move thinking we are understanding what He has spoken and find it to not work out. This is frustrating and disheartening to say the least. We finally get the courage to step in faith or step out of the boat and boom it does not seem to work out. How do we safeguard these actions?

Biblical Authorizations
The Written word of God should always be sought when moving by His Spoken Voice! Taking into the equation, submitting ourselves one to another is critical here. We should trust the Spirit of God in others, especially our leaders to confirm or deny what we believe we perceive by the Spirit! ( Eph. 5:21-25)

We should take heart to check with what is written. This requires our slowing down and yielding to the Holy Spirit in multiple areas. Timing is always factor to take into consideration, but so is the truth that we do have an enemy who comes to steal, kill, and destroy.

If we rush in moving when we perceive God to speak we can get out of alignment, but the other side of that is if we freeze and don’t move we can miss our moments and opportunities.
Many say it is easy to follow and step into what God has for you. I have found the difficult parts come with what stage of maturation you are in. In my earlier years in the prophetic developing I had to pray diligently for timing synchronization. As I knew prophetic types especially are prone to move quickly and compulsively.

In the last couple of years I have found that because of vision for destiny in my life, there is a long-term building plan I am required to implement. Depending on what you are called to do and in what area or mountain so to speak; God may have you begin to “build” years before it is your “time”.
The enemy has a way of listening in when we get loose lip excited about the plans God reveals and tries to set up barricades, hinderances, delays, and traps to make us want to quit especially in the “building” stages or “process and development stages” .
Apostolic and Prophetic Types, whether in gifting, anointing or called office will have to defeat their counterparts along the way. This can take years of training with cycles of rescheduled and permitted battles and showdowns with various spirits. Most of these come through either relationships or skills training. If we quit or do not pass these testing battles we end up on repeat or worse in a pit of despair.
God uses battles and disciplines alike to form in us character, strength, and wisdom. As we listen daily, watch at His gates, and sit beside His doors we will find ourselves never having to worry about not hearing Him. We will also see, hear, or sense when the enemy is coming!
Not everything is just about our life, our plan, or God’s will for us! We must also factor in that we are all connected, many members, one body. When our destiny is linked touching another’s their decisions, perceptions and their choices can affect ours as well. This is where we rely on God’s faithfulness as we are faithful to do our part!

We recently went through an experience where God gave us a “Yes” already knowing it would not work out the way we perceived the yes! Days prior to the evidence we were already in prayer and seeking the Lord concerning why we were sensing something was wrong in the plans! We had already discerned the spirit at work and began praying about this, but knew it was not our decision. We were grieved about parts, and excited about others because we could see where God was using this for our good! Although the final outcome was not as we expected, we trust and see where God brought increase and preparation to get closer positioned to His will! We know by the circumstances that God did not cause this because it went against what is already written in various areas!

At times we do not labor enough in prayer.

Love covers so we adjusted and continued to seek the Lord and came out blessed and more knowledgeable because of it! To be honest here we have watched this same scenario play out on three different occasions in 2019 in our lives. There are times we simply do not pray enough about these types of situations as believers.  We were previously warned through dreams of what we would face and be required to overcome in order to see God’s perfect will come to pass!

Roman’s 8:28 says that He will work things out for our good when we are the called and loving Him in what we are doing! Even if someone else makes a wrong decision and hinders what we may perceive to be the perfect will of God in our lives, He is our Redeemer and He gives double for our trouble! We continue to move forward as He leads! Listening, watching and waiting!

Praise be to the name of the Lord Jesus Christ who has already planned and paid for your double! Woe to those who have not checked the written word and effected others becoming a stumbling block! We are in a critical time in the Body of Christ, may we do diligence in staying in the Word and postured at His Gates and Doors daily listening to His voice! Blessings!

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Feast of the Lord

I have taught on the feast days more times than I can count over the last 12 years. And I want to do a brief overview of some things.

First of all they are NOT “jewish feast”. They are feast of the LORD. The jewish people celebrated them but they are holy convocations, moedim or appointed times set by Yahweh, not rabbi so and so.

Now there have been traditions added by the jewish people over time but they were originally instituted by God.

The first three happen in the springtime.
Passover, Unleavened bread, First fruits.

All these had a literal fulfillment and went along with the harvest cycle, but they ALL have a prophetic fulfillment. They are a foreshadow of something to come.

Read about how to pray about harvest cycles and crops here:

Harvest and Crops

Passover I talked about in the video I did on Ruth. ( if you have not seen that please go watch it as it speaks to the time we are in right now. It will give you prophetic insight into the time)
When Israel was in Egypt and the last plague, the death of the firstborn, was about to happen but when the death angel saw the blood on the door post he would pass over that house.

Prophetic fulfillment- Jesus was the Lamb of God that came to take away the sins of the world. He was crucified on passover at the time they were slaying the passover lambs in Israel.

Unleavened bread. When the Israelites had to leave Egypt in haste they had no time to bake their bread and was told not to put leaven in it.

Prophetic fulfillment- Jesus who was without sin (leaven) was laid in a grave.
*There is a lot more detail to this I cant get into right now.*

Firstfruits- God said when they came into the land He promised them to bring the first of the harvest to the priest as an offering.

Prophetic fulfillment- Jesus was raised on the third day and was the first fruits of those who are raised from the dead.

Then 50 days later we have Pentecost or Shavout. Pentecost literally means 50. Count 7 7s and then the next day was a harvest cycle.

Also Moses received the law on this day. And the golden calf sin was on this day.

Prophetic fulfillment- The birthing of the church when Holy Spirit came as a rushing mighty wind baptizing 120 believers in fire and 3,000 people get saved.

*Now all these have been fulfilled on the exact day God set in motion 1,000’s of years ago.

But what about the fall feast?

Trumpets (Yom Teruah), Atonement (Yom Kippur), Tabernacles (Sukkot)

Trumpets- a feast of blowing of trumpets, a 2 day feast. No one knew the day or the hour in which this feast would begin as 2 people were sent to watch for the first sliver of the new moon to appear. Once both of them came to the high priest as witnessing this the blowing of the shofar would begin.

Atonement- the only day the high priest could enter the most Holy Place to make atonement for him and the congregation. The high priest was closer to God on this day then any day of the year. This was the holiest day of the year. This was when the hebrew people found out if God accepted their sacrifices or would punish them for their disobedience.

Tabernacles- marked when the children of Israel came out of Egypt and stayed in booths, temporary shelters.

There is so much more and I may do a video on these as I do not want to type anymore.

We are now between trumpets and Yom Kippur. This is a very sensitive time in the spirit realm.

Since Yeshua fulfilled all the other feast to the letter wouldnt you think He will fulfill the last three the same way🤔

Cycles
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Are you Dusty?

Dust

Dust is a biblical/prophetic symbol for the flesh. The Bible says we are made of dust! What happens to dust when rain outpours? Or when fire ignites?

Genesis 3:19- By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”
Psalms 103:13-14- As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him. For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.

Kick the Dust off!

Matthew 10:14- And if anyone will not receive you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet when you leave that house or town.

🎯This passage is saying, hey kick the flesh off and keep it moving, lest you draw a serpent! Keep moving forward in the spirit, go to where you are recieved.
Shake the dust from your feet! Feet the symbol for going, movement, mobility, ministry call, good news, beautiful are the feet of them who bring good news! Are you bringing good news, or spreading news otherwise?

Two types of Vessels

Some are dustier than others…flesh births flesh, spirit births spirit.

Roman’s 9:21- Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for dishonorable use?

So we can partner on purpose with a little intention and effort and shake it off! Shake and Arise! 💞

Isaiah 52:2- Shake yourself from the dust and arise; be seated, O Jerusalem; loose the bonds from your neck, O captive daughter of Zion.

Otherwise we give the serpents food! Serpents actually eat dust, and they cannot see the greatest but they sense dust or heat! If you carry the FIRE and the serpents come you are well equipped to cut off heads and cast them into the fire like Apostle Paul did!

Genesis 3:17- The LORD God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, cursed are you above all livestock and above all beasts of the field; on your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life.

The Holy Spirit Symbols

The rain and the fire are neccessary to keep the dust down! So we walk after the Spirit not the flesh! We share the good news not the gossip news nor the hurting news.
The Holy Spirit comes as Wind, Rain, Fire…what happens to dust in the wind???

He is our Helper…He empowers us to do all we are called to do, the Wind, Rain, and Fire we should seek! Otherwise we might become a dust storm rather than a Glory Storm⚡⚡⚡

Are you a Storm?

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Are you a Storm?

From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force. Matt. 11:12

I See a Storm 

I perceive a storm is coming! A Good and dreadful storm! But this is a storm of Kingdom Kids, sons and daughters who have suffered much but endured by God’s grace. The storm I am speaking of is Sons and Daughters clothed in power and equipped with authority to rule. Many are moving from sword to scepter but are about to arise with a Holy vengeance. Knowing that God is on their side and fed up with the delays game of the enemy, these are about to locate a boldness within as they hunger for righteousness to prevail in their life, the lives of those around them and beyond.

Over the last couple of years things have changed. I have changed rather! I’ve come into deeper understanding of who I am as are many of you. Learning to press, fast, pray, grow takes us into maturity. The warfare or “sword in hand” is not always our normal portion. There is a place and time when the revelation of God and timing in maturation process collides and the sword becomes a scepter.

Scepter

The Kingdom of Heaven suffereth violence but the violent take it by force. As I look and meditate on this scripture now I see it differently then I once did. I now know we can take the Kingdom by force through ruling with Christ…once we are secure in our sonship identity. The more we grow the more we know. Many will move from Sword to Scepter over these next few months and begin to release Kings Decrees on behalf of righteousness. Others will wield a sword and take the Kingdom by enforcement of what is written. Either way there is a Holy Storm coming and God is with us, and we are in this together. Whether you hold the sword or the scepter makes no matter, but hold onto God and hold tight to one another, we are about to become a storm⚡

 I perceive that some Sons and Daughters are becoming a Holy Storm

 

There is glory inside every son and daughter of the Most High!

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Harvest and Crops

We have been speaking about the time of harvest in many facets. A harvest of souls which many are longing to see come into God’s Kingdom as well as personal harvests coming into the lives of God’s people. Have you ever stopped to consider that seed time and harvest is a spiritual law that manifests in all peoples lives not just believers?

What are you growing?

 Cutting off, uprooting, and Burning the negative crops that are choking out your harvest is done through cries of mercy, repentance, and decrees. We want the God harvest, we get excited about harvest time but at times we are dealing with harvest of weeds some even old seeds that are still producing, some word seed carried by the wind.

We reap what we sow, seed time and harvest will always remain but there are times when a Divine intervention is needed and available for the Redeemed! There are times we all miss it, seasons even when we have struggled or went through trials that could yield a crop we do not want. For example financial hardships expressed over a three month cycle of words filled with fear and worry. What kind of harvest could words like that produce during harvest time? Times of lack can be trying but even more importantly the words and deeds during such times can create a harvest cycle unwanted if not repented and removed.

Repentance and evaluation

What kind of harvest are you expecting?
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Gal.6:7-9

We must understand that there are two kingdoms clashing, our words are to line up with our King for surely He is not a man that He should lie. He is a God of mercy and the Blood of Jesus does blot out sin, transgression and cleanse us of it’s pollutants.

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The Adversary counterfeits everything, even the wind and whirlwind

For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk; the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up. Hos. 8:7

Ever heard the phrase of someone blowing hot air? Sounds like sowing the wind. We are told to be quick to listen, slow to speak. Speaking fewer words full of life that lines up with the same words our King speaks helps to aid us in our own planting for harvest. When we work diligently to do this, our fields will give an abundant harvest of the goodness of God. Every good and perfect gift comes down from the Father of lights, of whom there is no shadow or variance.

Famous Parables overlooked

And he said to them, “Do you not understand this parable? How then will you understand all the parables? The sower sows the word. And these are the ones along the path, where the word is sown: when they hear, Satan immediately comes and takes away the word that is sown in them. Mark 4:13-15

If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
John 15:7

And he said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground. 
He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how. 
 The earth produces by itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. 
But when the grain is ripe, at once he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.” Mark 4:26-29

Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
and those who love it will eat its fruits. Prov. 18:21

Closing thoughts today

I encourage you to watch this video and take time with the Lord of Harvest to look at your personal fields that we might be a people reaping the good harvest of the Lord, nothing choking or crowding out His goodness, nor covering our light with bushes and weeds.

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Transition

We have heard this word a lot the last couple of years. Seems as if many have been through transition after transition in multiple areas of their lives. So what does transition mean?

Transition- the process or period of changing from one state to another, from one condition to another. Change, move, passage, adjustment and even metamorphosis are all words that mean the same as transition.

sands of time fall at a pace…

Many of these words prompt an emotional response in the majority of people. Some like change and get excited, always looking for something new and thrive at adjusting to the new things. While others strongly dislike change and will do anything to avoid it.

Some get anxious during times of passage or even fearful of change that directly effects their life. Transition can be very difficult for some people. I personally thought I was a person who liked change until the last few years. So many transitions have effected my life that it seems as if I’ve lived in one long five year process of transition in one arena of my life. Children becoming young adults, graduating high school, starting families of their own can be very exciting but also very emotional. Careers, jobs, even locations can be tough transitions for many.

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I write all of this to encourage others. Many of us go through transitions so quickly that our emotions can’t catch up to the now. To keep our soul healthy we must learn to process in prayer and be gracious in understanding. Some are easy going as if they are not at all effected by transition, while others need time to process and adjust.

God said, get wisdom, it is the principal thing and in all your getting, get understanding. It is important that we take time to breathe. Time to process, time to be still in His presence. Because most all of us live in households with other members, we should be gracious in understanding how we all cope with transitions.

Whether spiritual, familial, financial, or emotional transitions can take weeks or months, or even years. Not every person processes these at the same speed. Communication and understanding is key. Western cultural has taught us to go, go, go. We have become such a quick paced society that many have gone into a stressful, survival mode to cope.

God said, BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD. I believe He meant, slow down, breathe, think quietly. Reflect and pray quietly in His presence, especially during times of transition. Know Him in the still moments, meaning being intimate with His Spirit will bring peace and clarity. Change may excite you or terrify you; either way God never sleeps nor slumbers. True peace flows from the Prince of Peace, just breathe. Take time to reflect.

What transitions have you gone through the last couple of years?

Do you need healing from any hurts, wounds, traumas?

Do you need to refocus, reset, or regroup?

Be kind to you! ❤ Breathe❤ Be still ❤ Process

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Who is Mephibosheth

Who is Mephibosheth?

We first see Mephibosheth in II Samuel 4:4

Jonathan, Saul’s son, had a son who was lame in his feet. He was five years old when the news about Saul and Jonathan came from Jezreel; and his nurse took him up and fled. And it happened, as she made haste to flee, that he fell and became lame. His name was Mephibosheth.

His name means exterminating the idol, or, dispelled of shame (that is, baal). His destiny was to be one who destroyed idols in the nation of Israel and return worship to YHVH the one, true, God.

 

His beginnings

We are introduced to Mephibosheth when he is five years old. He is being taken care of by a nurse which seems to suggest something happened to his mother. Where is she? Why is she not with her son?

We know his father and grandfather are in battle against Israel’s continued thorn in the side, the Philistines. But where is his mother? Most likely she has died. What we do know is she is not in the picture.

Lineage

Mephibosheth is the son of Jonathan, the grandson of Saul the first king of Israel. It is his heritage to one day be king. It is rightfully his, no one can take that away from him. With the death of his father and grandfather he is next in line. Which is a blessing and a curse. He is next in line to lead a nation and with a heavenly directive to destroy idols in the land, but, it also means a lot of people have now marked him and want him dead so that he does not ascend to his rightful place.

Mephibosheth’s life was full of trouble despair, disaster, anxiety, and trouble. I know many can relate.

  • Grandfather- dead
  • Father- dead
  • Mother- unknown
  • Because of his nurses fear of what might happen- paralyzed

All by the age of 5. The nurse had a good reason to want to run. Fear cause us to act carelessly. Fear paralyzes. Fear makes us act irrationally.

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The next chapter

Mephibosheth doesn’t start out life with a great hand being dealt to him. He was without family, and crippled. Where does he go from here.

The next time we see Mephibosheth he is living in the home of Machir Ben-Ammiel, a powerful gadite. While here, Mephibosheth gets married.

Mephibosheth obviously never acquired his own home or was very independent as he had to live with Machir. Even though he should have been king, he didnt even own his own home.

A place called Lo Debar

12 years Mephibosheth lives in a place called Lo Debar. Destined for the palace, wound up in Lo Debar.

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Lo Debar is probably the same place as Debir in the land allocated to the tribe of Gad in Joshua 13:26. The name Lo Debar means no communication , no word, no pasture, a place of nothing.

So many who are destined for greatness settle for Lo Debar

Mephibosheth was cut off from his destiny. Both spiritually, as well as, physically.

What’s next?

Mephibosheth life has obviously not went as planned to those present at his birth. Can you hear the talk? “It’s a boy! The future king of Israel!” BUT that’s not how the story played out. So, what’s next?

2 Samuel 9 another person steps into the life of Mephibosheth. The king of Israel, by the name of David. Even though Saul and David had a shaky past, David loved Jonathon and wanted to show kindness to his relatives. David and Jonathan had a covenant and that meant something to David.

Then Jonathan said to David: “The Lord God of Israel is witness! When I have sounded out my father sometime tomorrow, or the third day, and indeed there is good toward David, and I do not send to you and tell you, may the Lord do so and much more to Jonathan. But if it pleases my father to do you evil, then I will report it to you and send you away, that you may go in safety. And the Lord be with you as He has been with my father. And you shall not only show me the kindness of the Lord while I still live, that I may not die; but you shall not cut off your kindness from my house forever, no, not when the Lord has cut off every one of the enemies of David from the face of the earth.” So Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David, saying, “Let the Lord require it at the hand of David’s enemies.” Now Jonathan again caused David to vow, because he loved him; for he loved him as he loved his own soul. I Samuel 20:12‭-‬17 NKJV

In II Samuel 9:2 we see it was not even known if Jonathan had any living relatives. Mephibosheth was in a place of hiding. But someone knew where he was. God always knows where we are. God sends in Ziba who was in the service of Saul who knew where Mephibosheth was.

The lame one

As Ziba was answering the kings request to know whether Jonathon had any living relatives he states that Jonathan has a son but he is lame. Why was that even mentioned? Does that affect his sonship? Does the fact that you are lame in some area affect your status as a son or daughter of the most high God? No! Lameness does not affect sonship. Except maybe in the person’s mind. Mephibosheth had lost his identity. This also caused others to see him as the lame one.

When we dont stand in our rightful identity others will never see us as we truly are.

Despite all the things against Mephibosheth, David says bring him to me. The king sought him out, in the place of nothing, in spite of his lameness, the king wanted him.

Lameness in Hebrew means maimed physically but figuratively dejected. He was physically crippled but also emotionally crippled.

As the king summoned Mephibosheth he couldnt even come on his own, someone had to go get him

We are Mephibosheth

We are Mephibosheth

We are all in bondage, crippled by actions of others. We are in a place of nothing, a place of no communication with God.

No way to get to the king by ourself.

David sent and brought Mephibosheth out of Lo Debar, our King brings us out of Lo Debar when we cant get to Him.

God chose us we didnt initially choose Him

Mephibosheth didnt know what was going to happen. In that time it was common to kill all the heirs to the throne so no one could challenge the new king.

It was not crazy to think David was going to kill him as Saul tried to kill David and now Mephibosheth was the rightful heir to Saul’s throne, a threat.

He falls at David’s feet, David tells him though, there is nothing to fear.

2 Samuel 9:8 we see the view Mephibosheth has of himself.

Then he bowed himself, and said, “What is your servant, that you should look upon such a dead dog as I?” II Samuel 9:8 NKJV

Dont we sometimes view ourselves the same way, especially when confronted with the goodness of our King?

David foes above and beyond and heaps blessing upon blessing on Mephibosheth. He doesnt bring up his lameness, he doesnt bring up the place he delivered him from

From servant to son

Mephibosheth came back as a servant at best. A worthless, crippled, dead dog who had lost everything. But the king made him a son, eating at the kings very own table with his other sons. No longer was Mephibosheth an outsider but he was restored to the place he belonged all along- the palace. We see this same attitude in the parable of the prodigal son in Luke 15:11-32.

You haven’t lost your sonship no matter what life has thrown at you.

But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: John 1:12 NKJV

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:4‭-‬7 NKJV

And he was lame in both his feet

So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem, for he ate continually at the king’s table. And he was lame in both his feet. II Samuel 9:13 NKJV

At the table Mephibosheth lameness was not seen. At the cross we are all equal. So why does it still mention he was lame in both his feet?

The word for lame in verse 13 is a different hebrew word than at the beginning of the chapter. This one does not carry the connotation of emotionally wounded. Completely physical. Even though he still had a physical ailment he was the same as the kings sons. All were equal, eating and being cared for by the king.

Because of the love of the king Mephibosheth had been emotionally healed.

 

Another Mephibosheth

There was another Mephibosheth in the family. Saul’s son by Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, his concubine. (2 Samuel 21:8) He and his brother Armoni were among the seven victims who were surrendered by David to the Gibeonites, and by them crucified to avert a famine from which the country was suffering

One Mephibosheth was handed over to be killed the other was spared.

This is a foreshadow to another time when two people with the same name were in the same position.

Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to releasing to the multitude one prisoner whom they wished. And at that time they had a notorious prisoner called Barabbas. Therefore, when they had gathered together, Pilate said to them, “Whom do you want me to release to you? Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?” For he knew that they had handed Him over because of envy. While he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying, “Have nothing to do with that just Man, for I have suffered many things today in a dream because of Him.” But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitudes that they should ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus. The governor answered and said to them, “Which of the two do you want me to release to you?” They said, “Barabbas!” Pilate said to them, “What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?” They all said to him, “Let Him be crucified!” Then the governor said, “Why, what evil has He done?” But they cried out all the more, saying, “Let Him be crucified!” When Pilate saw that he could not prevail at all, but rather that a tumult was rising, he took water and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, “I am innocent of the blood of this just Person. You see to it. ” And all the people answered and said, “His blood be on us and on our children.” Then he released Barabbas to them; and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered Him to be crucified. Matthew 27:15‭-‬26 NKJV

Barabbas’s first name according to Josephus the Jewish historian was Yeshua. As many know the name of our Messiah in Hebrew was Yeshua. Another interesting fact is Barabbas name breaks down in Hebrew to Bar- son Abba- father. So his name is literally, Yeshua son of the father.

One handed over to be crucified for the sins of others while one was set free.

Thank you Yeshua Son of the Father for taking away my sins!

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What does God want from me?

In the book of Matthew, Yeshua quoted the same scripture twice from the book of Hosea. Then he added, “Now go and learn the meaning of this Scripture: ‘I want you to show mercy, not offer sacrifices.’ For I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.” Matthew 9:13 NLT But you would not have condemned my innocent disciples if you knew the meaning of this Scripture: ‘I want you to show mercy, not offer sacrifices.’ Matthew 12:7 NLT

Calling sinners

In the first scripture He quotes Hosea and then says He came to call sinners not those that think they are righteous. The pharisees had a form of godliness. They looked the part, they acted the part. Yeshua said they were all cleaned up and looking good but He knew their heart condition and said on the inside they were dead and full of hypocrisy and lawlessness. “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which appear beautiful on the outside, but inside are full of the bones of the dead and every kind of impurity. In the same way, on the outside you seem righteous to people, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness. Matthew 23:27‭-‬28 CSB The teachers of the law…lawless. Those that seemed to be the perfect example of law keeping, without the law in their heart. The ones that condemned Yeshua for breaking the law were really just playing a part, they were actors, hypocrites.

There are many pharisees walking around today

We have many modern day pharisees today. They look the part, the talk the talk, they even act like they got it all together but they are missing the most important part. They have no relationship with the Lord. They are having a religious experience. One of the scariest scriptures in the Word of God says… “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, didn’t we prophesy in your name, drive out demons in your name, and do many miracles in your name?’ Then I will announce to them, ‘I never knew you. Depart from me, you lawbreakers! ’ Matthew 7:21‭-‬23 CSB They had a religious experience. They even did things in the name of the Lord but it wasnt enough. Yeshua will say “I never knew you” They never experienced intimacy with the Messiah. Of course Yeshua knew them in the sense of, He created them, He is omniscient and knows all things, He knew their heart and every detail about them but they didnt know Him. They never took the time to be intimate with Him. We can do all kinds of good works but it will never replace knowing the Lord. Notice His last statement to these people. “Depart from Me, you lawbreakers!”

Dont be a lawbreaker

The same thing He says to the pharisees. Yeshua Himself summed up the law in two commandments. “Teacher, which command in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important command. The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commands.” Matthew 22:36‭-‬40 CSB Loving God with everything in you, developing a personal, intimate relationship is the most important commandment given to us. If we refuse to make this a priority we become lawbreakers! So if we go back to the verse He quoted in Hosea it says… I want you to show love, not offer sacrifices. I want you to know me more than I want burnt offerings. Hosea 6:6 NLT We see the meaning behind this scripture is exactly what we have been talking about. God is not looking for sacrifices and offerings He is looking for us to show Him love and get to know Him.

We dont serve a God in need

Yahweh does not need your offerings, He does not need your sacrifices. In fact He does not need your worship or your praise. A lot of the things He has us do is for us, not Him. We get it wrong when we think God needs His ego padded with constant praise, or He has a pride problem with the worship. No, even though He deserves all we can give and more, that’s more for us. There is nothing He needs from us, He just wants us! His desire is for us to want, not be forced out of obligation, but want to develope a deep, intimate, personal relationship with Him. That will then change how we react to people, how we see others, even the works that we do. No longer will we condemn the innocent or have a feeling of being righteous in our own sight. If your not developing that relationship with Him but running around doing religious works, your doing it wrong! What can we bring to the Lord ? Should we bring him burnt offerings? Should we bow before God Most High with offerings of yearling calves? Should we offer him thousands of rams and ten thousand rivers of olive oil? Should we sacrifice our firstborn children to pay for our sins? No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:6‭-‬8 NLT

Dont make it too difficult

Sometimes we make it too difficult. The Lord has asked us to love Him, do what we know is right, show mercy, and walk humbly with Him. He may ask us to do some things that seem difficult or even impossible but if we have the first thing right, if our foundation is strong and we have a intimate relationship we will know we are not doing anything alone. God is walking with us and will work all things out…for those that love Him… We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 CSB We may have some tough choices to make but with a relationship with Him we will know His voice and be able to discern what He wants us to do. They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that! 2 Timothy 3:5 NLT This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. They worship me in vain, teaching as doctrines human commands. ” Matthew 15:8‭-‬9 CSB There are people that act religious, they put on a show. They even seem to honor and worship God but their heart is far from Him. This will all be done in vain. They may get the respect of undiscerning people. They may have people look up to them for their pious life but God is not fooled and one day they will hear the words…”I never knew you. Depart from Me. You lawbreakers” Dont let this be your story. Get to know Him. Spend time with Him. I promise if you do, you will fall in love with Him and want to know Him more and more. Then one day you will hear… His Lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your Lord.’ Matthew 25:21 NKJV If you dont know Yeshua or haven’t been putting Him first, now is the time to change that.  
 
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Overcoming the Spirit of Rejection

Freedom is Found in Christ

The Revealing

A week ago I was coming out of prayer when I received a text from a friend about rejection. My answer flowed with the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and for the next few days more and more kept pouring out as I recorded what the Sprit was saying to me concerning the spirit of rejection. Before we jump into the workings of this spirit, let us first establish a biblical foundation about the spirit realm. I am not going to delve into demonology. Many people may not be familiar with this topic or may be hearing about this for the first time so I want to keep this part very simple. As a launching pad, let us look at Ephesians 6:12

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the worldly forces of this darkness, and against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.” This is as deep as we are going. Just enough to expose this network of darkness operating.

Exposure

Out of this network, we are going to expose a more common spirit that wreaks havoc on so many today and that is the spirit of rejection.
What is rejection? It is the intentional or perceived pushing away of someone or something.
How can this spirit gain access?
-Ambivalence or complete rejection of a child in utero by mother.
-Open doors generationally. A parent(s) carrying the rejection wound projecting it onto the child causing the same wound.
-Self rejection
-Actual or perceived events of rejection by others.
Roots and Agreements
At some point access must meet your agreement. Let me explain. A few months ago, the Lord gave me two dreams over the course of two days opening this up to me. The first dream I was carried away by a big, man stronger then me (strongman). He sat in a chair and guarded the room I was in. I felt trapped. I looked around and saw others being held against their will and it hit me. The only way out was to fight so I grabbed a weapon and pointed it at the strongman to destroy him. The next dream the following day happened while I was praying.
I was communing with the Lord and I was in such a peaceful state that I drifted fast into seeing what looked to be the bible opened. I saw large, bold, italic letters that said stronghold and immediately I was awakened and stirred.
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Spirit of Rejection

Let us go deeper. A situation occurs, real or perceived, something you do or say is rejected by someone else. You now feel pained inside over it and you do nothing with it. You don’t process it before the Lord, you don’t find scripture to trade that lie for a truth, you don’t pray to forgive and bless the offender, so this event tied with strong emotion becomes fixed in your mind. Now time goes on and another situation like the first occurs, you again take no biblical steps to resolve it and the incident connects with the first and reinforces the belief you are being rejected. Over time this builds and builds until it becomes a house of lies in your mind, a stronghold. A house that provides covering for the strongman, that spirit to come and make the lie fester. Stay with me. Don’t get weirded out. I am not implying if you feel rejected you are demon possessed.
Strongholds & Strongman
What I am trying to show is your mind is like a fortress. If one part breaks down and becomes weak, the enemy can come and try and hit you on your weak side. Think of it that way. Now when this lie takes firm root in the mind, it causes the person to seek validation from others but it never is enough. It never soothes the rejected feeling deep within so bitterness begins to take root. The word says in Hebrews 12:15 that a root of bitterness defiles many. The person will then find themselves ruining relationships often rejecting others before they can be rejected and speaking against others defiling many. Do you see the collateral damage that takes place when Yeshua/Jesus is not the strongman?
Biblical Examples
The Lord kept impressing on me to study Saul and David’s life as a parallel. As I began to study the book of 1 Samuel, Saul is described as a mighty man of power, someone who not only was taller then all others but also the most handsome. It would appear that Saul probably did not receive too much external rejection yet he still had insecurity. When Samuel went to anoint Saul as king, Saul was hiding! The word goes on to tell us the Spirit of the Lord came upon Saul and his heart was changed. Early on, anyone who despised him as King, Saul did not lose his peace over. In time, we see he stops listening to the Holy Spirit and the Prophet Samuel’s counsel.
 

He begins growing in disobedience causing the Holy Spirit to depart and a distressing spirit to come to torment his mind. Samuel is now sent to tell King Saul that Yahweh has rejected him as king. David now enters King Saul’s life. At first Saul pulls David close until he sees the favor of both God and men that once rested on him is now on David. Remember the people saying Saul killed his thousands and David his tens of thousands? Saul was now feeling rejected by the people and he grew jealous of David until the torment drove him to make multiple attempts on David’s life for approximately 15 years.

David’s Identity

Now what about David? The first thing we hear of David is he is a man after God’s own heart. What we first see is some forms of external rejection by his family. When the Prophet Samuel came to meet with David’s Father Jesse and to look at each of his sons to determine who the next king would be, the Lord told him not to look at outward appearance. God was looking at the heart. David was different then his brothers. They were warriors in King Saul’s army. David was a shepherd boy.

No one called him to meet with Samuel until Samuel asked if there where any more sons, then David was sent for. Another example found in 1 Samuel, Jesse tells David to take food to the commanding officers at the battlefield and bring back word to him about how his brothers were doing. This was the battle with the Philistines where we hear about Goliath. When David inquires about what is happening with Goliath, his brothers accuse him of being conceited and wicked, just wanting to watch the battle. None of this moved David.

The Difference 

The difference between Saul and David was David’s confidence, identity and authority was in Yahweh. This is evidenced not only in what he says on the battlefield to Goliath, but what is also recorded at the Psalms. David processed everything with the Lord and did not come into agreement with the actions and accusations of others against him being his truth unless he knew it came from the Lord himself. Saul turned from the Lord, David turned to the Lord.

 Freedom in Christ
So what do we do if you realize a rejection is already operating in your life?
-Find out if it is generational. Is there a pattern in your family? Are the behaviors of a rejected person what you witnessed in your home? If so repent, denounce and break any agreements with the spirit of rejection through others or even yourself. Forgive and release anyone who has caused you to feel wounded because they themselves were operating out of this wound. Pray and repent for others in your family if they are not Christians or will not repent themselves. Stand in the gap for your family.
 
Sword of the Spirit
-Meditate on and declare scripture truth to combat lies. This is your sword of the spirit. 2 Corinthians 10:4-6 says For our weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds, casting down arguments and every high things that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.
Cleansing & Renewing
-Are you bitter? Are you carrying judgements and unforgiveness? If so repent, forgive and reconcile. Remember if you don’t forgive you can not receive forgiveness from the Father. Matthew 6:14-15
-Prayer and Fasting. Never underestimate the power of prayer and fasting. This is a lifestyle modeled by both Jesus and the disciples. Some go out by this way.
 
Power of Agreement
-Lastly. If you are still struggling, go to your leadership. Go to your trusted covering and seek out sound inner healing and deliverance counsel. There are some that flow in the gift of discerning of spirits. This can be invaluable when you find yourself not getting free. Sometimes we can break agreements and use scripture and be blinded to the fact we are still carrying unforgiveness.
Maintaining Freedom
 
         Now you are free, how do you stay free?
-Yeshua/Jesus has to remain the strongman of your mind at all times. Review 2 Corinthians 10:4-6
Guard your heart and mind. Proverbs 4:23 says to guard your heart and mind with all diligence for out of it flow the issues of life. Things enter our mind and are solidified in our heart. Guard these areas as well as every gate. Your eyes, ears, mouth, give no member off your body over. Guard them.
-Daily put on the armor of God as listed in Ephesians 6:10-18. This is such a familiar verse that many don’t take heed and actually do it.
-Be found on offence not defense trying to catch up. 1 Peter 5:8 says be sober and alert! Why? Satan is on the prowl looking for someone to devour. Shut him down. Stay Spirit led. Pray in the Spirit.
Know your enemy
      The word tells us the enemy is crafty. He would love nothing more then to regain access or get you to believe you aren’t free when you really are so be prepared that he will use others to cause offense and make you feel rejected. Your body will respond and feel that initial hurt but this time you are ready. You take it immediately to the Father to process. You get a scripture and declare the truth breaking the lie that has come and you forgive, release and bless the person quickly.
Revelation Light
    Lastly, at the beginning I shared how the Lord began to open this up to me. Right now I want to give you what first poured out to me. Rejection in this life will either refine you or wound you as we see mirrored in the life of David and Saul.
There is a rejection from man that comes as a mark of who you are in Christ. It is one that under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, is used to refine you, to make you free of people pleasing and praise of man. It causes you to learn to chase Yahweh’s opinions, not mans. There is another rejection, that without the Holy Spirit, corrupts the mind and lens of the person and causes them to come under the bondage of people pleasing and praise of man. One is a gift, the other a torment.
 
Closing Prayer
Father, I lift up every single person who reads what you have given me to share. I pray the eyes of their understanding be opened. That they would have ears to hear and eyes to see truth. That they would hunger for your word and allow your truth to become their truth. May they put on you armor daily and be wise against the wiles of the enemy. I pray for every captive to be set free the blood of your precious Lamb Jesus and the sword of the Spirit. Heal the minds Lord and break the yokes of bondages as your people seek you in repentance releasing offenses and unforgiveness to you. Uproot all that defiles and lead to the paths of righteousness. I pray each one will seek to have the mind of Christ. We thank you Father for your love and care over each one and I pray deep within their truth becomes that they are accepted into the beloved.
In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen
 
Blessings and love to all,
Catrina Lee Volz

Further scriptures to study

Daniel 10:13

Job 4:15

Matthew 8:31, 12:29, 12:45

Mark 1:21-27, 3:27

Acts 19:13-16

1 Corinthians 10:20-21

Ephesians 6:10-12

Colossians 2:15

1 Timothy 4:12

Peter 2:4-10

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Between the Straights

Picture from the international space station (NASA)
Straight of hormuz

Between the Straights – Tammuz to Av

We are in a very important season in the spirit realm. We are in the midst of a three week period where a lot takes place, in us, and around us. Maybe you have felt it already, maybe you have heard others wondering what is going on. First of all lets, look at the Hebrew month we are in and what that means.

Tammuz

We are in the 4th Hebrew month called Tammuz. Yes that’s right this month is named after the Babylonian demi-god. He was associated with shepherds. He was also the god of fertility that embodied the power of new life. We see Tammuz in the Bible in the book of Ezekiel. Ezekiel writes in chapter 8 verse 14 Then he brought me to the entrance of the north gate of the house of the Lord, and behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz.

The Israelite’s in the time of Ezekiel adopted many pagan beliefs one of which was about this false god Tammuz. They would weep because of his tragic death, which brought life to the world.

They kept the name they were use to in Babylonian captivity and the name stuck.

Many notable events occurred during this month.

  • Joseph was born and died on the 1st of Tammuz
  • Joshua stopped the sun (Joshua 10:1-15)
  • Ezekiel receives his vision of the chariot (Ezekiel 1:4-26)

Along with 5 great catastrophes in biblical history have happened on the 17th of Tammuz

  • Moses breaking the tablets at Mt. Sinai in response to the golden calf sin
  • Daily offerings cease when the priest could no longer get animal sacrifices due to the Babylonian armies
  • Walls breached just prior to the destruction of the temple by the Roman armies
  • The burning of the Torah by the Roman general Apostomus
  • An idolatrous image placed in the Holy Temple, an act of blasphemy and desecration

This month is linked with the sense of sight. Letting the light flood your eye.

Matthew 6

22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, 23 but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!

24 “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.f]

We want to make sure during this time our eye, our sight, is healthy and full of light. We will talk more about that in a little bit.

Tammuz is also associated with the tribe of Reuben. His name means “I see a son, or a son that sees”

In Genesis Reuben had his birthright stripped because of some ill actions on his part.

Gen 49

3 Reuben, you are my firstborn,
    my might, and the firstfruits of my strength,
    preeminent in dignity and preeminent in power.
Unstable as water, you shall not have preeminence,
    because you went up to your father’s bed;
    then you defiled it—he went up to my couch!

Reubens mother was named Leah. She was said to have “weak” eyes.

Genesis 29

17 Leah’s eyes were weak, but Rachel was beautiful in form and appearance.

This was not a medical condition. The Hebrew word “rak” means: tender, soft, delicate.

The rabbi’s teach her eyes were puffy and red because of all the crying she had done. It was know back then that there was supposed to be an arranged marriage between Esau and Leah, and Jacob and Rachel. Leah wept over this arrangement. Esau went and married other woman and changed this plan. Jacob loved Rachel and went to work for her father Laban. After 7 years of working he was tricked into marrying Leah. She realized she was not Jacob’s first love, and he had to be tricked into marrying her.

Genesis 29 states

31 When the Lord saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb, but Rachel was barren. 32 And Leah conceived and bore a son, and she called his name Reuben, for she said, “Because the Lord has looked upon my affliction; for now my husband will love me.” 33 She conceived again and bore a son, and said, “Because the Lord has heard that I am hated, he has given me this son also.” And she called his name Simeon.

Did Reuben see the many tears of his mother and in spite defile his fathers bed, or could he just not control his lust?

In her weeping Leah’s vision was obscured, blurry.

There was redemption for Reuben. Moses reversed the curse on him in Deuteronomy 33

“Let Reuben live, and not die,
    but let his men be few.”

So even though many things point to this as a time of weeping and mourning it does also have a redemptive quality.

Tammuz a time to check your prophetic vision. We want light flooding into our eyes which means we need to dethrone idols in our heart. Notice in Matthew 6 it ties the light of the eye with not serving more than one master. It is a time to check your heart and remove anything that has taken the place of Adonai.

https://sturgeonministries.com/2019/07/14/prophetic-revolution/

A time of pressing

From Tammuz 17 to the 9th of Av is a three week time of pressing. It is a time when the heat gets turned up and spiritual warfare increases. We must PRESS to enter the promise. During this time what is in your heart will come out. Good and ugly. How will you deal with it? This is a time to press into the Lord and allow Him to help us cultivate our heart. Get rid of idols and sin. Repent. We must deal with anything ungodly in our heart this season.

This 3 week period is called Between the Straights or Dire Straights. A straight is a narrow passageway between two bodies of water or through a body of water. This is a difficult passageway, but one of extreme importance that we make our way through. There will be a squeezing that takes place in your life in this season.

The first day of this 3 week period and the last day are two fast mentioned in Zechariah 8:19

“Thus says the Lord of hosts: The fast of the fourth month and the fast of the fifth and the fast of the seventh and the fast of the tenth shall be to the house of Judah seasons of joy and gladness and cheerful feasts. Therefore love truth and peace.

See the redemptive quality I was talking about earlier. God does not want this to just be about judgement and destruction and mourning. This is a time period set apart to repent and ask for forgiveness for the things we allow in our lives that do not line up with the Holy Word of God.

The infamous 9th of Av

Av is an interesting, although not for good reasons, month. With it is a day that has brought destruction and exhile to the Jewish people for a long time.

The spies returned from their scouting mission into the Promised Land and 10 of the 12 gave an evil report filled with fear. Standing in doubt, they were slanderous of God’s Word and promise because He said He would go before them, fight their battles and deliver them into the land. Only Joshua and Caleb gave a report filled with faith. The Israelite’s were sentenced on the 9th of Av to wander in the wilderness for 40 years until that generation had died out. Only Joshua, and Caleb, were permitted to enter the Promised Land. (Num. 13-14)

The 1st Temple, Solomon’s Temple, was destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 BC. 100,000 Jews were slaughtered and millions more exiled. The tribes of Judah and Benjamin were carried captive to Babylon. The actual fire was set on the 9th of Av. (2 Kings 25:8-9; Jeremiah 52:12-13)

The 2nd Temple, Herod’s Temple, was destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD on the 9th of Av led by Titus. Some two million Jews died, and another one million were exiled. The Roman army laid siege to Jerusalem and on the 17th of Tammuz the Daily Sacrifice was again stopped. Roman centurions on the 9th of Av burned the Second Temple. The extreme heat of the fire caused gold of the Temple to melt and run into the cracks and crevices between the stones. When the fire cooled the Roman soldiers used wedges and crowbars to overturn every stone in their search for the gold.  Luke 19:44 fulfilled. One year later on the 9th of Av the Romans plowed the Temple Mount and the city of Jerusalem to prepare the area to be turned into a Roman colony. Micah 3: 12 fulfilled

The Bar Kokhba revolt was crushed by Roman Emperor Hadrian. The city of Betar — the Jews’ last stand against the Romans was captured. Over 100,000 Jews were slaughtered. (135 AD) The Temple area and its surroundings were plowed under. Jerusalem was rebuilt as a pagan city — renamed Aelia Capitolina — and access was forbidden to Jews.

In 1290 King Edward I ordered the expulsion of all Jews from England on the 9th of Av.

During the Spanish Inquisition, Ferdinand and Isabella issued the Alhambra Decree, on March 31, 1492, ordering all Jews to leave Spain by the end of July 1492. Later was postponed until August 2nd. Aug 2nd, 1492 was Tisha B’Av (9th of Av). It was during this time August 3rd, one day later, that Christopher Columbus, who may himself have been of Jewish descent, left to ‘discover’ America.

They were forced out of their home in France on the 9th of Av

World War One broke out on the eve of Tisha B’Av in 1914 when Germany declared war on Russia. German resentment from the war set the stage for the Holocaust.

On the eve of Tisha B’Av 1942, the mass deportation began of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto, en route to Treblinka.
The beginning of the end of the Warsaw Ghetto coincided with Tisha B’Av. Indeed, it was the day of Tisha B’Av itself, July 23, 1942, that the first trainload of Jews arrived at their destination, Treblinka, and sent to the gas chambers.
One year earlier, on July 31, 1941 (on the evening of the 8th of Av), Hermann Goring signed a document to implement the “final solution of the Jewish problem,” i.e. extermination.

On Tisha B’Av, August 14, 2005, 8,000 Jewish settlers were forcefully expelled from their homes in Gush Katif,

This did not all happen by coincidence. Can you see why this date is so important for the Jewish people, and why they mourn and repent and fast for 3 weeks leading up to this date.

Even though we are not all Jewish we are still affected by what is going on during this season. Take advantage of knowing the time and partner with God to get all you can out of this season.

Pay attention what is coming out of your heart during this squeezing

Cast down any idols in your life

Let the light of revelation fill your eye, cleanse your vision

Lift up your head

Pray and fast that as the heat gets turned up and spiritual warfare increases you do not get burned up but purified

Let your roar out. Av is associated with the lion. Amos 3:8

The lion has roared;
    who will not fear?
The Lord God has spoken;
    who can but prophesy?

Let your roar out this season! Prophesy your promise.

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Building you with Revelation

Jesus said pray like this; Our Father who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom Come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. ( Matt. 6)

Intimacy Protects us

Strongholds and Bondages can be built when we get stuck in partial truths and stop growing, when we stop hungering for more. When we stop seeking Him for new, for fresh. Of everything, fresh manna, fresh in-filling, fresh baptism, ect.

A fresh rhema word comes out of the logos word by the Spirit.

Strongholds and Bondage

A stronghold is a structure/fortress of thought, patterns of thinking. Intimacy in secret place keeps us in the fresh and new! Causing us to hunger and thirst for the written truth and the Spirit. The truth, whole truth, and nothing but the truth. If we have a wrong pattern of thinking on something or only a partial truth, our intimate walking with God makes room for this to be exposed and corrected.
Entire religous systems and structures, even denominations have been built because someone settled in a revelation or movement and stopped pursuing the whole truth, the rest of the truth or they never checked with the Book of Truth. They eat a piece of bread but not the loaf.

Definition of Revelation

Revelation- a surprising and previously unknown fact, especially one that is made known in a dramatic way. “revelations about his personal life”

synonyms: disclosure, surprising fact, divulgence, declaration, utterance, announcement, report, news, leak; more the divine or supernatural disclosure to humans of something relating to human existence or the world. ( online dictionary)

Wineskins- Both old and new are Preserved

Never updating sound, environment, method, delivery, never updating, restoring, repairing, remodeling will cause an old structure void of the Fresh Life of the Spirit. We update & upgrade by our “daily bread/daily walking in the Spirit”. We keep the wine (Spirit) moving! 🍷Ever seen people swirl their wine, smell it, then taste? Move it, discern it, taste it! There must be movement, flowing, breathing of the wine.

What’s sealed (corked🍾 remains fresh for ages) We have Wine that has been sealed for ages! But that the Lord will unseal and pour!

Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.” Matt. 9:17

Food in our home

Harvest of Word brings Fruits

We have to eat daily bread, fresh manna! Not wanting to get stuck eating “yesterday’s manna” for it will eventually mold and cause our “house to be found with mold and mildew”. We will become sickly. Our “house” will become contaminated.
2 Cor. 5:1 ( WE) Our body is the house in which our spirit lives here on earth. 

Environment

Dry Rivers will take you nowhere

Climate, temperature, atmosphere are effected and changed by His Presence. Our environment makes a difference in our lives. For good or bad.

When His Presence leaves the climate changes. Where the Spirit is quenched the rain does not fall. When prophecy is absent, life will drain from a place. Prophetic words like rhema is full of Life and Spirit, breathed upon by Ruach Hokodesh. The Breath of the Spirit of the Living God brings life.

Mold & Mildew occur from wrong moisture and temperatures. Hot or cold lukewarm brings stagnation.

So because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to vomit you out of My mouth! Rev. 3:16 (BSB)

We need His Presence! We need His seasons and all they bring!

Our Houses

The old testament priests deemed homes unclean and requiring emptying and restoration in the old testament.

How is your foundation and your walls? Your gates, entrances, and exits?

33 The Lord told Moses and Aaron to say to the people:
34 After I have given you the land of Canaan as your permanent possession, here is what you must do, if I ever put mildew on the walls of any of your homes. 35 First, you must say to a priest, “I think mildew is on the wall of my house.”
36 The priest will reply, “Empty the house before I inspect it, or else everything in it will be unclean.”
37 If the priest discovers greenish or reddish spots that go deeper than the surface of the walls, 38 he will have the house closed for seven days. 39 Then he will return and check to see if the mildew has spread. 
43 If the mildew appears a second time, 44 the priest will come and say, “This house is unclean. It’s covered with mildew that can’t be removed.” 45 Then he will have the house torn down and every bit of wood, stone, and plaster hauled off to an unclean place outside the town. 46 Meanwhile, if any of you entered the house while it was closed, you will be unclean until evening. 

If the house if found clean. There is a test of evidence. The symbolism here with the Blood of Christ and the Holy Spirit’s descending like a bird is beautiful reminder of our New Testament Grace. Born again, spirit-filled believers have been cleansed and sealed. Stewardship of that is a matter of obedience.

 49 Then, to show that the house is now clean, he will get two birds, a stick of cedar wood, a piece of red yarn, and a branch from a hyssop plant and bring them to the house. 50 He will kill one of the birds over a clay pot of spring water 51-52 and let its blood drain into the pot. Then he will dip the cedar, the hyssop, the yarn, and the other bird into the mixture of blood and water. Next, he will sprinkle the house seven times with the mixture, then the house will be completely clean. 53 Finally, he will release the bird and let it fly away, ending the ceremony for purifying the house.
54-57 These are the things you must do if you discover that you are unclean because of an itch or a sore, or that your clothing or house is unclean because of mildew. ( Lev. 14
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Jesus gave his life and shed His own blood for our cleansing, sent His word to wash us and build us even giving us a Helper to understand the Master Craftsman’s plan for our ‘house’. We are saved by grace through faith. We continue on in obedience. Obedience includes the upkeep or maintaining our home, our life.

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Daily Bread / Fresh Manna

Jesus said Eat My flesh and Drink My Blood
This we do this symbolically in remembrance with Communion. But we do daily in relationship.

Coming from the written word spoken, Logos becomes rhema. Yesterday’s revelation TRUTH digested becomes the nutrition I need to go and search for my bread today.
What you eat yesterday is fueling your body today.

31 The people of Israel called the bread manna. It was white like coriander seed and tasted like wafers made with honey. 32 Moses said, “This is what the Lord has commanded: ‘Take an omer of manna and keep it for the generations to come, so they can see the bread I gave you to eat in the wilderness when I brought you out of Egypt.’”
33 So Moses said to Aaron, “Take a jar and put an omer of manna in it. Then place it before the Lord to be kept for the generations to come.”
34 As the Lord commanded Moses, Aaron put the manna with the tablets of the covenant law, so that it might be preserved. 35 The Israelites ate manna forty years, until they came to a land that was settled; they ate manna until they reached the border of Canaan. Ex. 16:31- 35

A Preserved Source


Revelation/Truth does not become outdated. Manna is preserved from generations to generations. We put “manna” with the tablets. We take the daily bread with the tablets”.
The New Testament revealed is the Old Testament concealed. Manna+tablets.
Matt. 5:17, Jesus said, “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.
It is awesome when we get revelation in the Word, causing reviving and quickening to our spirit man to come ALIVE, be energized. This is because we just ate! We do like to eat! Eating truth brings us life!
We never let go of TRUTH, but we let the Spirit of God breath, Ruach upon the truth and bring it alive again and again, causing fresh manna to be fed to nourish us.

Hidden Manna


I am not speaking of some crazy left-field something that cannot be backed by the written word. I am speaking of God revealing the truth hidden in His Word to us personally. Feeding the manna from Heaven to us by His Spirit. Feasting upon who He is, the Bread of Presence. Drinking of His Well of Living Water, being filled with the wine of His Spirit. We are to hunger for the Word and Thirst for the Spirit. Blessed are they that hunger and thirst shall be filled.
Just because you have never heard or seen it does not mean it’s false. How can you apply what you do not understand or how can you eat what you do not recognize? The Word is layered with revelation food. Numbers, symbols, parables all have meaning. Hidden riddles, types, and foreshadows are like hidden manna.

Wisdom Guards

To refuse or be “fearful” of new due to there being a false out there is to be cowardly and slothful. Study requires work and effort, but we are to be disciples of Christ. God has commanded us to seek! Seek ye first the Kingdom of God. Remembering and holding fast to the anchor that revelation must be land upon a foundation of written truth.

Revelation Builds

Revelation builds like truths needing a landing zone. Brick and mortar, with wisdom being the principal (foundation) thing, understanding cementing it in, revelation adds heighth to walls and joints truths building. Build your house.

If you can’t prove it in the Word, Run! Be diligent to seek and find, not ignore or refuse.

However we should expect revelation of what is written to come to us personally, even as we go through the ages coorporately, not building doctrines and denominations on one piece of bread, only having part. This is how we have many “denominations/divisions” someone settled on a piece of bread, revelation and built doctrine out of it.

Doctrine

Doctrine is a belief or set of beliefs held by an individual or group. The only ‘doctrine’ kingdom believers want is that which is already written by Jesus the Christ and spoken through His apostles. But we need the Ruach breath of the Spirit to blow upon that doctrine and give understanding to us so that we apply it to building our lives. Otherwise we become religous. This is partly why Jesus sent the Holy Spirit.

Closing Thoughts

The truth will set us free, but to believe we all have ALL the truth and stop digging, excavating truth from the Book of Truth with the Spirit of Truth is just going to make us ignorant.

Don’t get stuck eating dry toast out of fear of something new, living in an environment void of Presence, or stagnate and lukewarm.

Examine with Evidence of Word

Don’t accept something new without checking with that Always New beautiful Written Truth that still lives and speaks today! Anchor yourselves as you seek! Learn to dig. Learn to plow, learn to reap the goodness of God!

Kingdom Building

What you eat & drink, how you move, and where you live determines who you are. Build you, build your house, build your environment. We do this we become Kingdom Builders advancing the Kingdom. We effect our environment by what we carry or our environment effects us. Sadly, many become a product of their environment at an early age then remain stuck with that inside of them. The children of Israel came out of Egypt, but then needed to get Egypt out of them.

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Rom. 14:17

But seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you. Matt. 6:33

What all these things? The provisions, the natural things needed, because when He has your attention, you have His. What Love!

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Prophetic Revolution

Dove enguled in flames

What’s happening Now, I hear a sound, the Prophetic Revolution Rising, and shaking the ground!

There is a lot of rumbling going on, the kingdoms are shaking now, the winds are blowing and more are AWAKENING! Wombs and Tombs are contracting now! Call forth, empty them where movement is found!
As the wind blows and the earth shakes, contractions bring sounds and releasing. And much will be moved, repositioned, transitioned, even seem displaced.
Kingdom clashes of power and might become like a showdown in the realm of the spirit, as the enemy throws down his rod arrogantly to threaten and intimidate, the King of GLORY throws down His rod to raise and deliver!
The stakes are raising, and values being appraised as many awaken and examine that which is taking place! Epic showdowns for those with eyes to see, but get ready all you who have been on your knees; for the Almighty is about to make some moves, and religion and fears He will confuse, for He has a plan and laborers ready to go, but strategic placement is something every good General knows!
There is no earthly playbook nor sound for alarm for this is the Kings inheritance Hes taking with arms! Waste no time and beg no pardon, for the way He will move is not to be LACED with religous jargon!
An entire generation held captive by Baal and those in forced prisons lured away by witchcraft–will begin to shake and make AWAKENING moves, sneezes and coughs and arousing in the hour as God begins to display His mighty power.
Move out of the way you passive types for gone are the ways of hindering the gates. Prophets have been hidden away in secret caves a sound of revival and such a great praise will cause a mountain ascending to be seen in these days. The epic of showdowns being strategized now, who will lap the waters and who will be the fount. The All Consuming One will show with Fierce Blaze, for this is a move only the Heavens can make!
A marked generation yet to be found they will finish the fight as they throw her down! With cries for righteous and holy ways there are thousands upon thousands of youth who will storm the gates. Never has the likes of any been seen, for these were counted out while they were asleep!
Woe to those with fingers who point, for Jehovah with oil will come to appoint, the misfits, the lost, and the broken who sing, With the God of Elijah we call for our King! Horses trampling, increasing hooves sounds, the PROPHETIC REVOLUTION will mark this showdown.
Suffer the little ones not Jesus said to the crowd, for out of the mouth of babes, HEAVEN Speaks the profound. The seed that crushes the serpents head will be sons and daughters appearing as dead. Up from the ASHES like clanking bones, will stand a Mighty Army in Christ Alone!
April 12 2019
On the King’s Record

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Understanding God’s Time

Time adds to time

The Holy Spirit works progressively both in our individual lives and corporately. We often find ourselves in a place of not knowing what God is doing or when He will bring specific things to pass. There are multiple words and phrases used throughout the Bible for “time”. Personally the more I come to understand that God moves in times and seasons the easier I rest.

Fullness of time

But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. Gal. 4:4-5

A fullness of time is a time when things have been added together, or summed up. It is the time when the time has become full. Time collects, adds, gathers to itself.

God had already pre-planned a time of redemption for humanity. There had been prophecies and stories foretold about the coming Messiah, the Anointed One, who would come to save mankind.

Most prophecies, promises, even miracles and healings are progressive; meaning they happen over time. Deliverances individually and corporately can be progressive, making progress as time continues to add up.

Prophecies

Christ came when He did in part due to prophecies that were due to come to pass, it was time. In Daniel there are passages written speaking of the 70 years. ( Seventy weeks= Seven years)

“Seventy weeks are determined
For your people and for your holy city,
To finish the transgression,
To make an end of sins,
To make reconciliation for iniquity,
To bring in everlasting righteousness,
To seal up vision and prophecy,
And to anoint the Most Holy.

 “Know therefore and understand,
That from the going forth of the command
To restore and build Jerusalem
Until Messiah the Prince,
There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks;
The street shall be built again, and the wall,
Even in troublesome times. Dan. 9:24-25

Promises

Abraham and Sarah had been promised by God that they would conceive and have a child. Time passed on and turned to years. They tried to take the promise into their own hands, but at the appointed time, the promise was brought to pass.

The Lord kept his word and did for Sarah exactly what he had promised.  She became pregnant, and she gave birth to a son for Abraham in his old age. This happened at just the time God had said it would. Gen. 21:1-2

Everything has a time

For everything there is a season,
    a time for every activity under heaven. Eccl. 3:1

Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. Eccl. 3:11

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Beauty in Time

A time to be born and a time to die.
    A time to plant and a time to harvest. Eccl.3:2

In Psalms 90, David cried out to God to teach us to number our days, that we may gain wisdom in our hearts and see the works of our hands established.

Due Time

And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Gal. 6:9

There is a “due time”, a time to reap that which has been sown. A time for the promise to come to pass, and the prophecy to be fulfilled. Don’t give up and don’t give out for there is a season when you are due!

It is already “due to you” if you do not faint. Keep believing and speaking in faith that You might see all that God has spoken and promised to you come to fruition.

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My experience with the Psalms Passion Journey

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As I was compelled to prophetically declare my way through the book of Psalms using The Passion Translation, God began to penetrate my heart in a new and deeper way. Although I have loved this book for many years, I have never prayed my way through this book quite like I did this time.

The Psalms Passion Journey became like a doorway of reviving for me. As the words written upon the pages began to unwrap God’s heart of love and mercy. This book is full of praises to God for His protection and defense!

 What delight comes to the one who follows God’s ways!
He won’t walk in step with the wicked,
nor share the sinner’s way,
nor be found sitting in the scorner’s seat.
 His pleasure and passion is remaining true to the Word of “I Am,”
meditating day and night in the true revelation of light.
He will be standing firm like a flourishing tree
planted by God’s design,
deeply rooted by the brooks of bliss,
bearing fruit in every season of his life.
He is never dry, never fainting,
ever blessed, ever prosperous.
Psalms 1:1-3 TPT

Oh the conviction that flooded my heart as I prayed and declared throughout this book of poetry! David, who is said to be after God’s own heart was not a perfect man. As a matter of fact I was shocked at times by his level of violent cries to His “Hero-God” as translated here. He was so full of fiery passion but also a man of war.

Man of War

Matthew 11:12 reads, ” And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.”

We do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but to take these words and cry out for justice and recompense is an act of spiritual warfare. To cry out for the unborn, enslaved, and the orphans is our Christian duty. To be honest, I was not praying in quite such detail as I am since having taken this prayer journey. Petitioning God and asking Him to deal justly with wicked rulers is biblical and necessary.

Heart of Gratitude

Continuous cries of thanksgiving to Yahweh are woven throughout the chapters. Gratitude for provisions, protection, help, and vindication. David would poetically declare God to be his strength and shield. Proclaiming that God revealed Himself even in the Earth’s quakes and shaking.

Praising Him for all of His marvelous works pierced my ears as I allowed David’s praise and exaltation to become my own. It is easy for us to praise and adore God when He increases our prosperity or heals our sick body, but to praise Him for the moon and stars is quite another level.

But the Lord says, “Now I will arise!
I will defend the poor,
those who were plundered, the oppressed,
and the needy who groan for help.
I will arise to rescue and protect them!”

 For every word God speaks is sure and every promise pure.
His truth is tested, found to be flawless, and ever faithful.
It’s as pure as silver refined seven times in a crucible of clay.
 Lord, you will keep us forever safe,
out of the reach of the wicked.
Even though they strut and prowl,
tolerating and celebrating what is worthless and vile,
you will still lift up those who are yours! Psalm 12:5-8 TPT

Conclusion

The Word of God is alive, it is living, supernatural and able to quicken our mortal bodies, and strengthen our inner man. Praying through the Word of God, and even speaking it out loud shifts atmospheres and penetrates hearts, even of the one reading! The Psalms Passion Journey brought new passion to my prayer life as well as my journey with the Lord. God bless!

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The Groan


We must learn to trust the discerning Spirit of God in you. When we recieve a word, dream, thoughts, whatever the case, even if coming from well meaning Christian’s, the accountability and responsibility to discern the Voice of the Holy Spirit is with you.
Well meaning believers can speak out of their own fears, anxieties and worries, or even worse from a religous spirit. This is a powerful lesson I have learned. Warnings given, words spoken over your life carry power- all words carry power. We are to discern if they are of God’s Holy Spirit or the enemy’s or the human soul.

Even though most people mean well and may even be people of prayer, the written word, they stand from a different position; looking at your life from outside, not inwardly. When the Spirit of God gives the insight from the inside into anothers life, it is Truth and Truth is truth. But when the human soul stands from an outside perspective and looks at your life, your choices, where you are it is important to understand that they could be worried for you, confused about what you are doing, or anxious, fearful, even jealous or insecure.

Wisdom from the Word

We are commanded in the Bible to be slow to speak and quick to listen. ( Jam. 1:19)
There is a time to speak and a time for silence. ( Eccl.3:7)
So Jesus said, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and I do nothing on My own initiative, but I speak these things as the Father taught Me. ( John 8:28)
• ignoring/ not discerning the voice of God can bring consequences and cause sufferings unnecessarily.
• trying to recieve a word/warning that you do not believe came from God is highly dangerous.
• You can shut down your own giftings by trusting man over the Spirit of God in you. Dont ignore the checks.
• God gives hearing ears

Other believers, no matter how well meaning, even leaders will at times speak from their soulish insight and put a religous or spiritual sound in their perspective. When these words come to your ears, you must be mature enough to take it before God. If it does not resonate with your spirit and is not confirmed by God- trust Gods spirit in you- not them.
This may sound simple, but in moments when your broken, or going through a season of hardship it is easy to trust another believer over your own self. However if you are in right standing and right communication with God and you get checked then you must learn to trust your own “gut”. Your well.

Recieving from God can depend on willingness of recieving from others. Don’t miss out on God’s speaking into your life due to unbelief or lack of discerning His voice.

Study to show yourself approved

As a young believer I was taught through good well meaning people to allow my voice to be silenced time and time again. I was taught that spiritual gifts were meant for the prayer closet only, and any speaking or releasing words, even scriptures could anger or harm people. This became a bondage of fear over my life for many years, even when being called to preach. When God calls you to be a voice and yet those around you teach you to be silent; what will you choose?

Accountability and Responsibility

Accountability and Responsibility is a big part of PURIFYING. We are always first and foremost accountable to God Almighty above any man. We are RESPONSIBLE to work out our own salvation in fear and trembling before God. You as well as I will stand before God Almighy and saying they told me not to speak will not work. You must SEEK, humbly and honestly; not eager or ambitious to speak, but humbly honestly walk before your God.
There are multiple spirits in the earth that cut off the true voice of God. It is time for a generation to FEAR GOD ABOVE MAN. Take the risk and when neccesary take the correction; but speak when God commands you to speak! Do not let fear, religion, or anothers fears silence you!

Protocol

That being said, remember God is a God of order, and when it comes to being in a coorporate setting, submit to protocol. Above all remember Jesus spoke and ministered when many constantly commanded Him not to. Trust the Spirit of God in you and walk humbly before God. In all you do, do it as unto the Lord❤

There is a balance between fear of man and submission.

Freedom to speak

We are living in a time when the freedom of speech is under attack. Religous freedom is under fire. Whether it’s your employer, spiritual leader, or neighbor, without faith it is impossible to please God. God will test those He calls, we have to know the rules and protocol and really truly honor God by knowing when He is really impressing us to speak. Know when to break what man made rules in the days ahead!

Who will speak?

14 But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?15 And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!” Rom. 10:14-15

But if they had stood in My council, Then they would have announced My words to My people, And would have turned them back from their evil way And from the evil of their deeds. Jer. 3:22

God wants out! He is about to move! The righteous are bold as lions, and God is with their mouth!

Speak when He commands, be silent when He does not, and learn to know the difference🎯

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Intercession

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our heartsknows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. Roman’s 8:26-27

The water is breaking, the groans and travail of intercession have begun as many are consecrating themselves unto Me. Can I not birth a nation in a day? Have I not said that I can and will do it. Release your groans, release your cries, allow yourself to release cries on behalf of my Spirit on behalf of My people and yes even My nations.
In order to continue in this level of prayer, an entering into My Presence must be a top priority. Pushing back the things which distract and entering into My gates with Thanksgiving, yes then My Courts with praise. I am summoning you into My Gates to sit in gratitude, but do not stop to rest there for too long, for you have been SUMMONED into My Holy Courts. Stand before Me as the Righteous Judge who brings Justice yet again. Make your petitions known, converse with your Advocate and stand in opposition with your Accuser, for this I have pre ordained. That My Children’s cases be heard and their Accuser be found fraudulent. That the laws and precepts were already fulfilled by the Firstborn Son. Stand before Me, blameless, blood washed, Cleansed and Bold in knowing that I am for you. Enter in Beloved and let the inner groaning of My Spirit establish My righteousness in your midst.

Bible Study/Reading

Psalm 100:4-5
Roman’s 8
1 King’s 8:64
Isaiah 66:8
Ezekiel 8:16
Ezekiel 8:3
Ezekiel 10:3
2 King’s 21:5
1 John 2:1
Proverbs 31:8-9
1 Timothy 2:5

SUMMONED to the King’s Courts

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Being Spirit led

Jesus said: I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come
John 16:12-13 kjv

Our humanity says tell me everything ahead of time, tell me now, tell me the future and all that I need to know first.

Truth is not an idea or a concept, Truth is a person, and it becomes a process to be led by the Truth, the Spirit of Truth, the person of Jesus Christ. We must follow in obedience, as we do our capacity for the truths begin to increase. Truth sets you free, but first Truth must lead! Truth must be our Guide.

God wants us to be bold, confident in our walk with Him. Believing that He is and that He will do what He said He will do! Often times we think ” well I trust God, it’s me I don’t trust.” But God is bigger than our insecurity, we only need to renew our mind with His truth and walk confidently and aware that His Spirit is walking with us!

Spirit- filled Believers

JESUS SAID – YOU BE “GUIDED INTO” ALL TRUTH.

YOU MUST HAVE A GUIDE…
“ALL TRUTH” IS A PROCESS.
THE VERY SPIRIT OF TRUTH, HE WILL GUIDE YOU.

AND THOSE WHO ARE LED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD, THEY ARE THE SONS OF GOD.
THEY ARE THOSE LED INTO ALL TRUTH.

It is a process

Truth requires process.

Sonship requires a guide.

Being led requires submission.

Submission requires obedience.

Obedience requires faith.

And without faith, it is impossible to please Him.

THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH SPEAKS THE MANY THINGS JESUS WANTED TO SAY TO THE DISCIPLES, TO US DISCIPLES- AS WE ARE READY – THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS.

Awareness is key

We humans tend to get insecure in our faith, even in being led by the Spirit. We look for others to lead us. We do not want to walk as orphans looking to others to hold our hand though right! We want to grow up spiritually! This requires a grown up thinking, but not to grown. Just grown up enough to lift our head in knowing that ” We walk with God” say that, ” I walk with God” today, ” I walk with God”

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. Roman’s 8:14


DON’T RUSH THE PROCESS! KEEP RENEWING YOUR MIND WITH TRUTH! BE HUMBLE IN SUBMISSION! OBEY THE LEADING! HE WILL REVEAL ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW AS YOU NEED TO KNOW! TRUST THE HOLY SPIRIT OF TRUTH TO GUIDE YOU! SONSHIP IS BEING LED BY THE SPIRIT.

You are anointed

You have an anointing, you are anointed to be led by the Spirit of God. You must let that oil begin to flow, it is faith engine activated!

But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him. 1 John 2:27

Be encouraged today! Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you, and tune in! Trust that He orders your footsteps!

Are you burdened by the condition of this nation? Find it difficult to keep up and know how to pray and what to pray about? Watch the bottom of our articles as we share one of the resources that includes topics and how to pray for our nation each month. Intercessors for America 👇 click this safe link and take a few minutes to pray for our nation please🙏❤

https://ifapray.org/blog?single=19979

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I am a Voice

A voice crying out

I am voice with a human heart

The enemy will try to break a relationship in order to remove a godly voice from your life. It is a tactic. The people who speak God’s word, truth, blessing, correction, reproof, sound doctrine, encouragement, edification, instruction into your life. They are pouring into your life like a pipeline. The devil hates these types of pipelines and will try his best to remove them from your life!

Protect these, God calls them gifts in the Body of Christ. If you allow the enemy to shut these voices off from your life and send voices of darkness in their place, you will find yourself in danger of traveling a broad road.

As a mother, leader, woman, role model etc I see this tactic all too often. Unfortunately honor is still a lost diamond in many lives. Everyone wants a Mr. Miyagi so to speak but one they can control like a puppet. Only speak what I want to hear or I will muffle your pipeline and not hear. It dont work that way.

A pipeline with a heart

When one chooses to shut these voices out of their life much heartbreak follows. Dont lecture me, dont tell me what to do, dont tell me how to live my life attitudes point to rebellion not submission. Godly council is wise the Proverbs says, but some do not want it. That is absolutely their choice! One hundred percent, God gives us each free will! No one should chase after or be aggressive to be a voice.

Release, let them fall, they will learn just as we did. Keep em covered in prayer, but know when they have shut the pipeline down and taken another path.

I am not just a walking heart. I am a voice. A pipeline that carries a heart filled with love. You do not get to say which party of me you want. For I am free to be me, just as you should be. ❤

A voice with a human heart

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Step into the Storm

God is coming after your comfort zone! Bending famaliarities and moving pieces around!

Warfire to Gloryfire

transition

The Body of Christ is in transit👈 Glory Train on the move, picking up passengers and dropping them at new stops😁🚉 Feelings of being lost and many say Where is God? I can’t hear Him, He is being so quiet! No, No, No your listening for the old sayings of yesterday! Hear this! He is the God of Today!He is saying a new thing, can you not hear it? He is doing a New thing, can you not percieve it?
Why do we think we got it all figured out🤔 thinking we know how it’s all gonna go down🤣🤣🤣 He is the God of Suddenlies, the Supernatural Living God, the God of miracles, signs and WONDERS! He will make ya wonder! What is going on in this season! It is time to go Beyond!
Beyond your thinking
Beyond your fears
Beyond your ways
Beyond your comforts
Beyond your interpretations
He is still the God who is mysterious and without faith, you know what they say! No pleasure! Many are so stuck in religous interpretations and indoctrinated thinking they cannot hear, see, or know that God is Moving!
There is a storm all around Him, and darkness shields His Glory!

Psalm 97:2
Clouds and thick darkness surround Him; Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.

Isaiah 45:7
The One forming light and creating darkness, Causing well-being and creating calamity; I am the LORD who does all these.

Job 26:10
He has inscribed a circle on the surface of the waters At the boundary of light and darkness.

We are in the Hebrew month ” Iyar” meaning transition! In transit, “passing- over” from Passover to Pentecost. Check this encouraging message out and get POSITIONED in faith!

Isaiah 43:19
Behold, I am doing a new thing;
now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
and rivers in the desert.

Radical faith! Radical obedience! Radical Reward!

times and seasons

Stop fighting the changes, and surrender afresh! Step in fearlesslessly to the unknown!

I am walking in the unknown, everything is dark! Glory to God in the Highest, I am in transit!!!!