Did you know that unrepented, unconfessed sin can literally make you sick? There is no way to experience the abundant life God has promised without walking in the light of truth. Examine yourself before the Lord, when He brings conviction and correction confess your sins and turn from them.
Often times we wrongly believe it is someone else’s sinful attitude and behaviors that are causing the emotional turmoil going on inside us, when in fact, it is our own unrepented and unconfessed sins.
God offers freedom for sins through the cross of Jesus Christ. The blood of Jesus was shed for the sins of the whole world. Does the whole world experience the glorious freedom that is offered? No. And neither will we if we continue on in our sin without repentance.
The Bible says that people perish for lack of knowledge. It’s important to know and meditate on all parts of the scriptures, not just those that are easy to swallow. God wants to give us a wonderful, blessed, and joyous life, but if we are still bound by our sins, wallowing in addictions year after year, not growing up in our faith, the enemy will continue to bring destruction and keep us locked in prisons of our own making.
Christ died to set us free!!!!
We will not reach perfection while still in this body, but we must press on and fight to apply the victory of the cross to our lives. I am not suggesting that we have a morbid preoccupation with finding every fault we can find in ourselves and walking in condemnation. I am writing to encourage you to walk daily in the light of His Presence. If God is dealing with you about something, its because He wants to set you free from it. He won’t tell you everything that’s wrong with you all at once, but if you are intimately connected to Him and surrendered to His work in your life, you will get dealt with. REJOICE!
Agree with God. Repent and confess known and unknown sins. Receive forgiveness and cleansing. Receive back the JOY of your salvation that is forfeited by deliberately continuing on in a sinful behavior.
‘If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified them, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace?’
A lesson on how to see in the Spirit. It’s not just for a select few. You don’t have to be a ‘super Christian’ to hear from God or to see what HE wants to reveal to you.
God is wanting to do an amazing turn around in your relationships in this season. Feeling stuck? Like you keep coming up against some of the same issues? Like the people around you are holding you back in some way?
Guess what? God wants you to know that your breakthrough is NOT in their hands! God is wanting you to partner with Him against the forces of darkness and those things that are BLOCKING your forward momentum in relational growth. This is the day and hour to move into a spacious place of unity in an abundance of love, joy and peace.
The Word of the Lord today is, “Humble yourself and I will exalt you. Examine your life before Me in the secret place, and I will show you how to come up even higher in Me. It is in knowing Me more that you come to know yourself better. Spend time in My Word and bask in the light of My Presence. Share your heart with Me. I would much prefer you come to Me in humility, asking that I reveal any area where I want you to come up higher, than for you to suffer the consequences of any pockets of deception you are carrying in your heart about yourself and your life. In coming to Me in humility, you avoid Me having to touch your circumstance to get your attention or having to be humbled by someone else uncovering what is in darkness. I am happy to reveal what is needed to remove the blocks directly to you.
It is I who purifies and refines. It is I who reveals and elevates. It is I who heals and redeems. I am the One that can make the changes that you long for. Allow Me to form in you a character that is strong enough to carry the high call I have on your life. Allow Me to have full reign in your own heart.
Defer to My loving ways in all relational interactions. Me Word applies to you. My ways will work through you. My interest in people are to be manifested through you.
To those who have ears, hear Me speak. If you want to see Me formed more fully in others, allow Me to form Myself more fully in you. You are longing for others to see Me as I am because you rightly understand that if they see Me as I am they will be smitten by My beauty and majesty and never be the same.
You are My ambassador. You are the light that is to shine. When you come to Me, believing your light is being extinguished by the darkness in others, you arouse My jealousy. Light can not be overcome by darkness! It is only in putting yourself or others before Me that the light within you is dimmed. When I am on the throne of your heart, no darkness will overcome you.
Set aside your need to be understood by others and come before Me. I know you completely and completely love what I see. You are the apple of My eye. You are special. My personal love for you is uniquely yours. There is a faucet of Myself that I created you to reflect to the world. Come to Me. See Me as I am. See yourself as I see you. See those things in you that are not reflecting My glory and therefore not reflecting who I have created you to be and renounce them.
I love the way you are. I not only notice all the little things that you do that make you, distinctly you, I thought them up. I was there when you were in your mothers womb; I rejoiced with the angels when you were born into the world that I created for you to fill and subdue.
You are My idea and My creation. I have planned out all of the details of your life. I know the end from the beginning. There are things about you that you have yet to discover. When you walk closely with Me I will unveil you, first to yourself and then to others, to bless them with the gift that you are and to help them become more of who I created them to be.
Shift your focus and relinquish control. Focus on Me and cooperate with My work in your own life. You will come into greater alignment with My thoughts, and plans to use you to impact and change those relationships that are in your inner circle. Your influence will have a ripple effect, growing in ever widening circles, as your light shines brighter and brighter. You are called to be a light shining in a wicked and depraved generation to draw more and more people to the beauty of My glory revealed through your life.
Allow the work of the cross to be completed in your own life. The power of My resurrection life in and through can not be contained. The power of the cross always spreads in ever widening circles through those that have truly been transformed by it.
Set your sights higher!’
Part 1 Prophetic Word for 2018:
God wants to do an amazing work in 2018 to accomplish His purposes in and through Kingdom minded marriages.
God is able to heal and restore your marriage. Invite Him to thaw frozen hearts by the warm breath of Holy Ghost breezing through your homes.
2018 is a year of new identity. There will be renewed commitments, purpose and passion in many marriages that have been floundering. Forgiveness and grace are the keys. Prayer will open the windows to allow the winds of a fresh anointing to blow away the ashes of yesterday and replace them with beauty.
It is imperative that you allow the Lord to heal your hurts, and restore your hope, by placing ALL of your expectations and demands for justice in God alone. Refuse to worry or doubt. God is moving to unveil treasures hidden in the rubble of past destructive patterns of relating and responding.
Settle once and for all in your heart that God is sovereign, and relinquish control into His capable hands. He is establishing individual battle plans and pouring out His wisdom and Kingdom strategy for marriage reconciliation.
There is a rebirthing in marriages. Marriages that have been body and soul only will be coming up higher into a Spirit connection and alignment for God’s purposes to be done.
Natural marriages will undergo a metamorphosis into covenant marriages.
Attacks will no longer be from within the walls of the camp. Unity under Christ’s leadership will shore up defenses. Forward momentum in mission minded matters will begin to accelerate. God’s plans will emerge and be made plain for the purpose of unifying couples through a shared calling.
Passion in the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual realm will be ignited by the spontaneous excitement of new spiritual discoveries. Treasure seeking couples will strike veins of golden opportunities. God will pour out His abundant provision to enable these opportunities to be seized.
Many couples will travel overseas in 2018. I see a lot of motion as married couples; traveling for business, missions as well as for pleasure. ‘That’ place that has been on the radar of your imagination is now within reach. Unity and alignment, void of the distractions caused by operating in false identities, are catapulting couples ahead in the maturing of their marriages. The year(s) of stagnation are being unblocked and fresh waters will flow freely, carrying old debris away from the source of the refreshing fountain of the Spirit.
A return to Eden is underway. Shame will be eradicated. You must forgive. Go to God for healing. Refuse to look back and measure your chances for change by the measuring stick of past experiences.
2018 is a new year. God is carrying many people forward, 2 by 2, for His glory to be revealed through Kingdom marriages.
Part 2 Prophetic Word 2018:
In 2018 God is peeling away the old, dead nature to reveal the truth of the new creature in Christ you now are. People will step into the fullness of their new identities. People will begin operating from the position of their God given authority over the spiritual forces of darkness that have held them back from having everything Christ died for them to have in years past.
Old mindsets, habits, relationships and perceptions of God will be transformed, making way for new ways of thinking, acting, relating and viewing God. Those that have felt common and ordinary, will experience themselves as royal and extraordinary. Believers will present themselves to the world as ambassadors for Christ- equipped with authority and full provision to conduct His business in the earth. Others will take notice of the change and their responses will shift to accommodate the new creature that is before them or they will be removed to make room for divinely aligned partners that are united for Kingdom purposes. Inner circles will be changed to ensure like-minded connections are in place to accomplish a shared mission. The accounts of heaven will be pulled from by those that have stepped into their new identity and learned to sign the heavenly checks to draw on the abundance available to them by their family connection. Words will be measured like never before. Slackness will diminish on every level, as God’s children become more mindful of the ways in which they are called to represent the Kingdom of heaven as kings and queens. Excellence in thought, word and deed, becoming of royal heirs will cause others to be drawn to Christ. Favor will be bestowed on God’s children. Wealth will be brought into the treasury of the faithful ones to be distributed to those in need. There will be an overflow out of the abundance of the house of the righteous. I hear the Lord say, ‘2018 is a year of great freedom to the captives. Those that have lived in bondage to fear all of their lives will be translated into the kingdom of light.
God is preparing the soil of your heart to be fertile ground for the seeds of His promises that will bloom in 2018.
If 2017 didn’t see the fullness of what you had been believing for, dust yourself off, pull yourself up by your boot straps, put on your big kid undies, brush off all offense and despondency and get your hopes up!
Praise and pray! Put your hope in the Lord alone. Forget what lies behind. Stir yourself up. Get excited. Set your faith on the promises of God-He is not a man that He should lie. Press on to the GOOD things that are ahead. Let the Spirit move you at the impulse of His Love in all things, and the promises of God WILL come in on the waves of His mercy.
The spirit of offense is rampant in the world, but we are called to be in the world and not of it. It’s important that we are not intentionally offensive or easily offended. It can ruin our witness.
‘Love is not rude or touchy,’ Corinthians 13:5 says.
Often when someone is easily offended, they assume that others are rude, even when they are not. Offense springs from a spirit of pride and rebellion. It causes one to think, “Don’t tell me what to do or how to do it,’ or ‘I deserve for you to do this or that for me the way I think it is best.’ Offense happens when we are thinking more highly of ourselves then we ought to. (Romans 12:3)
Because God opposes the proud and gives grace to the humble, it is well worth our time to examine our lives for any offense. I don’t know about you, but I definitely do not want to find myself being opposed by God!
We should be the easiest people in the world to get along with, as far as it depends on us. Not doormats or codependents, but people that can follow instructions, even if we would do things differently. We are called to be people that believe the best of others, and seek to see things from other people’s perspective, instead of always insisting that others line their thinking up with ours.
The doctrine of entitlement and favor was never meant to encompass the attitude that believes other people owe us. We are to be looking to God to meet our needs, according to His riches and glory in Christ, and allow Him elbow room to do so as He sees fit.
Pride, rebellion, insecurity and offense are not helpful and will absolutely keep people from entering the promised land of abundant life here in the earth.
Broken dreams? Failed relationships? Disappointed expectations?
No matter what things look like in the natural, the future will not mimic the past if you stay in faith and keep your eyes on Jesus.
ASK BIGGER than you have ever dared to ask before. God is a BIG God, and He gives BIG dreams to His people.
It is no mistake that you were born at this time in history. God is raising up Son’s and Daughter’s that know their value and that know how to access the spiritual and natural ‘valuables’ in the treasury of their Father, the King of kings.
‘Ask and it will be given to you..’ -Matthew 7:7
‘You have not, because you ask not.’ -James 4:3
Many have been given a God given vision for 2018, but few are asking in faith for the provision to see what they are believing for to come to pass.
ASK BIG. SOW BIG. BELIEVE BIG. God wants to PROVISION the VISION.
Perspective is important! Prayer. Promises. Patience. Perseverance. Prepared. Powerful. Process. Price. Peace. Prophecy.