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Your Enemies Will Bow Before You

I am working on your relational situation to bring about an outcome that is far better than your limited understanding can comprehend at this time. This is why I am not unveiling all of the details to you. Your part is to trust Me, to obey Me, and to go to war through prayer and fasting. Stop believing that you have to wrestle with Me to release your blessing. Yes, I am calling you to wrestle, but you are wrestling the blessing I have already released on your behalf from the hands of the enemy and unsanctified flesh that would hinder what already is loosed in heaven from manifesting on the earth on your behalf.

Do not ignore My explicit instructions to shut out all distractions and focus on the task at hand. Do not look for the manna from heaven that I have been using to feed you in the last season anymore, it will never be again. You are entering into your promised land flowing with milk and honey!

Now is the time to take possession of the land.

You have been tested and tried in the last season. You now recognize that your ungratefulness, grumbling, pride and unbelief are offensive to Me and have no place in your future. Don’t resist this time of uncertainty. You can be certain of Me and My desire to bring you into your inheritance.

I have striped you down to lighten the load for battle. Today you must rise up and take possession of your miracle. I have released it already. No need to ask of Me anymore for what I have already promised is yours.

Get up.

March.

Shout songs of praise and deliverance.

Pray in My Spirit.

Open your mouth and declare the truth over those people and relationships that have been bound, not by My hand, but by the hand of the enemy.

Release My people through your intercession. This is not the time to focus on anything other than My face. Look on My face and you will see a smile of satisfaction as I watch you smear the enemies plans to hold back My provision and blessing. Listen for My voice and you will hear My laughter at the adversaries that rise up against you and your inheritance as My chosen and dearly loved child.

There is nothing to fear. Laugh with Me in the face of fear.

Bow before Me and your enemies will bow before you.

 

Bitter Or Better? The Choice Is Yours.

Are you being attacked by another person? Is there someone in your life that the enemy is using to tempt you into unforgiveness?

If we are not on our guard, ready to defend the ground in our hearts already won, the root of bitterness in the heart of others can defile our inner sanctuary.

We must fight back. The weapons of our warfare are not merely human weapons.

Prayer and praise are essential!

Prophetic action is often required to sock it to the forces of evil controlling others thoughts, feelings and actions to bring harm to us.

We can not always stop attacks, but we can render the attacks powerless to permanently harm us. God can turn what is meant for evil into something that is good, for ourselves, and for those around us. (You better believe others are watching!)

Do not forget: We overcome evil with good!

Are you despised and hated?

‘Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you’

Pray and anoint the room, car, door, and/or gift. Write a letter of grace and forgiveness-to give, or just for your own heart. Let God show you. The action, led by God, can thwart your enemies thoughts, emotions, words and actions away from you.

Have your open advances for reconciliation or peace been met with resistance? Perhaps an anonymous gift being sent, as unto The Lord, by faith, can break the yoke of bondage that holds your thoughts and emotions bound to the situation.

When the power to control you is defused, often the situation dissipates.

Pray. Forgive. Give. Repeat.

“If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that.’

Praise God in the midst of what is coming against you, for He is giving you the opportunity to grow in grace by allowing what is coming against you to bring up the dross that is in your heart.

Allow the trial to do its work! Acknowledge God. Acknowledge the truth about yourself and reactions. Acknowledge and obey the truth of His word, it will set you free.

‘Love your enemies, do good to them…’

No one is getting one over on us! That is the lie of pride. God is a God of justice.

‘…Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.’

‘Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

The enemy wants to deplete you. God wants to use enemy plans to replenish you.

Bitter or better? The choice is yours.

A Perspective Shift Changes Everything

Do not allow the divide between what your eyes of faith see that I have prepared for you, and what your physical eyes perceive as your reality, cause you to stumble into an ungrateful attitude of heart that refuses to be comforted in the here and now.

It is My desire for you to enjoy the blessing of peace and joy that flow from an attitude of gratitude.

Your dissatisfaction with what was once considered a blessing is blocking your growth.

You are not yet ready to receive what you long for. I need to be able to trust your motives for desiring greater things. As it is now, your pride is evident in that you truly believe that what you have been given for this day is somehow beneath you.

You tell yourself that it is My reputation that is at stake if you do not step into greater levels of glory and provision. Examine yourself more deeply My child.

Are you sure it is My reputation that you seek to protect?

Your viewpoint on some matters has been tainted by the excesses of your life and culture, yes, even by some of the teachings in the church.

Take pride in your low position.

I am pouring out into your life without restraint the true riches of my Kingdom. Oh how my heart longs for you to know and understand that I am giving you My very best for your life, right in this moment and for this moment. I am Your Father, how do you fail to see this? I know that you at times feel that you lack the ability and resources to give freely. Do not limit Me, and what I am doing, by your own limited mindset and view of yourself and the world around you.

Invest what you have been given completely into the lives of those that I bring to you. You will see how quickly the laws of multiplication, which I have set in motion, begin to manifest both spiritually and physically in your life.

The spirit of fear must be fought with a mouth that is continually filled with praise. Open your eyes and see how the forces of darkness have bound you up by convincing you to believe lies about your current circumstances and Me.

Banish all vain thoughts. Leave behind all pretense by abandoning your faulty systems of measurement.

You have tested My Word and found it to be true; pride comes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall. Walk humbly before me every day and allow Me to lift you up when, where, how and with whom I decide is best.

This will be easy for you now.

Remind yourself daily that My thoughts are Higher than your thoughts and My ways are greater than Your ways. I will reward your longsuffering with deep abiding joy; you’ve tasted it, walked in it for seasons at a time, but a time is soon coming when there will be nothing that can shake you.

I am glad that you have held on in faith to my promises. Your faith will be richly rewarded in My time.

Once again, abandon yourself to the process.

Every day, with each new challenge, abandon yourself to Me. Relax your grip. Rest your troubled thoughts.

Repent for the time and life resource you have wasted in petty distractions trying to make this uncomfortable season more comfortable. Embrace the uncomfortable days with the same open arms you embrace the days of comfort and you will be protected from many needless battles.

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Thankfulness, Hearing God Speak, and Walking By Faith

Join me today in taking up arms against the enemy of ours souls by having a thankful heart that expresses itself through attitudes and words that confirm our faith in God and His goodness.

Let’s go forward with expectancy; believing Gods favor rests on us; that He is working all things for good; and that His grace Really is sufficient for us.

If your feeling pressured or hounded to ‘figure things out,’ do not lean into your own limited understanding.
Pause. Close your eyes. Take a few deep, slow breaths and say, ‘Thank you Jesus. Thank you Jesus. Thank you Jesus.’ Consciously breath in His peace and breath out your problem. Release control to Him.

Remember who you are. Remember Whose you are! You are a child of the Most High God, set apart and made holy by the blood of the Lamb. No weapon formed against you will prosper. Every tongue that rises up against you in judgement, you will show to be in the wrong, for God made him who knew no sin, to become sin, that you might be made the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ.

Got it? Okay, bask in these truths until your soul is settled down into His peace. Now in this clarity of mind ask God what He would have you do. He may speak something to you immediately. Do it without hesitation. It may not become clear right away. Do not worry. Ask in faith what your part is; ask for wisdom, now return to your daily duties in full confidence that He will reveal Himself and His way to you for whatever problems you face.

If you are not hearing God speak, or recognizing his guidance, look for ways to make more room for Him in your week. Inactivity does not always equal unproductiveness! Quiet time is the perfect time to reconnect with God and your own heart.

Don’t neglect to read God’s word! The exact wisdom, comfort, or encouragement you need could be tucked away in the pages of the Bible. Read it!

Ask for God to open your eyes to all of the ways He speaks to you throughout your days. Your daily lives are ripe with parables that explain the mind of Christ. Pray for ears to hear and eyes to see!

Finally I say, walk in love! If you don’t feel loving, that’s okay. Determine in your heart to act lovingly and to replace every unlovely or impure thought that pops into your head with loving and pure thoughts.

Exercise your love muscle! Your feelings will fall in line eventually. We are called to walk in love, not to feel lovingly.

If you are still not hearing God speak personally to you giving direction, consider that often, in order to hear from God, you must first be willing to do whatever He says. 


Sometimes we want to hear first before we make up our minds to obey. That’s backward. Determine first to obey no matter what, at any cost, then you may find the way was clear all along and it was your own unwillingness or hesitation that obscured it.

Also, once you do hear, obey without hesitation.

Don’t stand on the shore waiting for the water to part when you have heard God say ‘Cross to the other side.’

Begin walking in obedience by faith!

The waters will either part before you as you step in or God will enable you to walk on the water to the other side

How can I pray for you today? There are strength in numbers!


The Power Of Belief

Do you feel like there are many projects unfinished, wounds unhealed, personality traits unsanctified? Have you been feeling overwhelmed by seeming unsurmountable financial debts or obligations? Are you struggling with confusion; about your future, the plan God has for your life, in your relationships?

These kinds of feelings and issues can leave us tied up in knots and those knots can wind us up tight in negative thinking, which can lead us into anxiety and depression.

Last night I had a lucid dream (I was aware I was dreaming as I dreamed). I believe that the lucidity of my dream was given to me specifically to write this post and stir up your faith.

To be conscious in a dream is to be aware of our ability to change the outcome; to have power over the dream story.

Our dreams are significant because they reflect our lives in symbols.

In the dream I was holding a tangled ball of string. It wasn’t just one strand of string slightly tangled, it was many strings intertwined into a tangled mass and balled up.

I knew it was humanly impossible to untangle it, but in recognizing I was dreaming, I knew I could affect the outcome in any way I desired.

I pulled the ball in half, untangling the whole bunch in the process.

In this dream parable lies the answer to many of life’s problems: Activating our faith. Having the belief that God has given us power to change things.

When we realize that we are not powerless bystanders to our own lives and problems, but co-creators with Christ, we can begin untangling the messes in our lives. Each strand of our existence can be straightened out and sewn into the beautiful tapestry that is our life.

Christ died the death of a criminal, paying the price for our sins, delivering us from the curse of the law. He sent His Spirit to guide us and empower us to live victorious lives. We are more than conquerors through Him who loves us.

We are no longer victims but victors.

I don’t care how long a problem has been present or how hopeless the situation may seem, begin to believe that within you lies the power to see those issues and relationships heal and straighten out.

No lack. Believe the Word of God! He will supply all of our needs.

No fear. Believe the Word of God! Perfect love casts out fear and we are loved perfectly.

No confusion. Believe the Word of God! We have the mind of Christ.

No despair. Believe the Word of God! And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.

No death. Believe the Word of God! For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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Jesus Loves You

Love is invincible facing danger and death. Passion laughs at the terrors of hell. The fire of love stops at nothing— it sweeps everything before it. Flood waters can’t drown love, torrents of rain can’t put it out. Love can’t be bought, love can’t be sold— it’s not to be found in the marketplace.
-Song of Solomon 8:6

I came across this verse on a blog the other day and this beautiful version swept me up in its passion and beauty.

I keep hearing the whispers of our Savior, ‘I love you. I love you. I love you.’

It’s too much love to contain within myself. It flows in and through the dry and barren places of my soul.
Refreshing the deepest parts of me.

Gently God’s love mends the broken places in my heart, moving on to straighten the crooked path of my feet.

This love is bright and strong and stabilizing, carrying me along on the current of contentment in Christ.

Content, yet yearning; desires flames are ignited.

Burning.

Waiting.

Waiting for the fulfillment of my Beloved’s promises.

I die.

One thousand times I have died.

Born again.

Courage builds. Fears subside.

In God’s image I am being created.

I am given new life.

God’s love for me. God’s love in me. God’s love through me.

My love grows.

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Pay Attention To Your Instincts

To fight the good fight of faith you must be able to recognize the enemy. You have to know when things are normal and when they are wrong. Pay attention to your instincts!

We struggle against spiritual enemies in high places and in our own hearts and minds. Stand against the demonic powers that attack your mind, will and emotions. Guard your life and heart against people and situations that the enemy may be using to attack you.

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Although it may not always be possible or advisable to leave every relationship that is being used to hurt you, it is always possible to cover yourself in the blood of Christ and be led to victory in every situation and relationship by walking in obedience and being led by the Spirit of God.

We do not have to live defeated!

Pick up your weapons and fight the good fight of faith.

The victory has already been won.