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Build Your House on the Rock

Stop thinking about the problem. Whatever you focus on you multiply in power over you.

Focus on the finished work of the cross. Search for and focus on scriptural promises that relate to the issues that seem to be pressing in on you.

Dream dreams. Envision yourself wrapped lovingly in the arms of the Father. Speak life over your situation. Encourage yourself in the Lord. Stir up your hope by guarding your heart and mind from contaminating influences. Set your heart and mind on things above, not on earthly things.

Everything, everything, you see with your eyes is transient. Keep an eternal perspective. Hold everything and everyone loosely. Only one thing is constant and unchanging.

Build your life on God and His word and the flood waters of life when they come won’t take you under.

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
-Matthew 7:24-27

Believe

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If I laid out all of the dates and times, all of the specifics of how I intended to answer each of your prayers and fulfill your hearts desires, would you have any need for faith? If you trust in Me, you will enter My rest. Take My hand and walk by faith, not by sight. Walk in My Spirit and the constraints of time will lose their power to tie you in knots as you anticipate how I am working all things for your good and My glory through the passing of time.
 
Step into the abundance of the NOW fulfillment. If what you are believing for is My will for your life it has already been accomplished. If you are grabbing and agonizing over one of the promises I have left for you in My written Word, stop. I am. I am the same yesterday, today and forever. By faith receive from Me all that I am and all that I have promised you. Accept My Words as truth and free yourself from the bondage of unbelief.
 
Take the limitations off of Me by relinquishing control. Do not bind My hands with your specific demands on how you believe I am to work in your life. Release your ideas of what is best for you. Your mind is finite and your view incredibly limited. You do not always know what is the best path and your limitations often block you from receiving the benefit of My hand of protection keeping you from the snares you steadfastly believe are your withheld blessing.
 
I have given My Word, ‘No good thing will I withhold from those whose walk is upright.’
 
Believe.

Codependency Is Not Ministry

Don’t join people in their captivity in the hopes of setting them free. It won’t work!

God does not take pleasure in His children putting their righteousness, peace and joy in jeopardy in a misguided effort to help someone else.

In relationships, especially with people that do not serve God, boundaries need to be established and the secret place where we are called to abide with the Lord should be guarded with all diligence.

Don’t confide in or take counsel from the ungodly if you are not looking to invite confusion. Don’t walk hand in hand with sinners if your not trying to be led astray.

We are called to be in the world and not of it. We will have people God calls us to be in relationship with for His purposes that are not like minded. Use wisdom and discretion. There are many warnings in scripture about being unequally yoked to nonbelievers. We are not to be partners with them. It’s not being judgmental. It is protecting what has been deposited in us.

Be willing to let go of anyone God is removing or that you know is keeping you from moving forward in Him. And to those that He has ordained for this season, keep your perspective, God’s perspective. Jesus was a friend of sinners but He didn’t trust Himself to them and He kept the perspective of Doctor-patient.

If your looking to an unsaved person or a person who is in rebellion to meet your emotional or intimacy needs, you are opening yourself up to be influenced, used or manipulated for evil and it is a sign post that needs to be evaluated for your own spiritual health.

Codependency is not ministry.

‘Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.

That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither-whatever they do prospers.’
-Psalm 1:1-3

Have No Opinion

Have no opinion about what God wants to do or how He wants to do it in your life. Your opinions can cause what the Spirit is speaking to be misunderstood and if your will is not surrendered you can more easily be misled by deceiving spirits. Pray for wisdom. Speak daily out of your mouth that your steps are ordered by the Lord. Pray that God will bind your desires to His desires and make you of one mind with Him, and then learn to make godly decisions and pad those decisions with your faith in God’s desire and ability to come through for you in the most unlikely ways.

Don’t forget God will work all things for your good when you love Him and are called according to His purpose, even your mistakes.

God is pleased with even your fumbling efforts at obedience. He will give grace to the humble. Make decisions and stand in faith about the decisions you have made. God is looking for people to walk boldly forward.

If you’ve missed it big time, God will redirect your path, block you from moving forward, or bring correction if need be.

‘If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.’ -James 1:5-8

Follow Christ at All Cost

The enemy tempts us to do what feels good, puts our needs first, fits our own understanding, requires no faith, brings immediate but shallow acceptance, causes the least resistance, or feels most comfortable now and then laughs and jeers when we get hit with the consequences that inevitably come later: guilt, shame, worry, poverty, embarrassment, lack, bondage, emptiness, rejection and isolation.

God gently directs us to do what may be uncomfortable, difficult, selfless, contradicts our own understanding, gets us rejected temporarily, and requires faith and then delights to bless our socks off with the consequences that inevitably lead to highest hearts fulfillment, purpose, freedom, peace, love, joy, and intimacy.

Don’t fall for it! Do today what you are going to be glad you did long term. Follow Christ’s example at all cost and do not grow weary in doing what is right!!!

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‘Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.’

-Hebrews 12:1-3

Activate God’s Power Within You

Whatever you are focused on is going to gain power over you. If you are focused on everything that’s going wrong, you magnify those things until they consume your thoughts and affect your moods and emotions.

It solves nothing to keep rehearsing the problems in your mind and leads to discontent and discouragement.

An even more detrimental downturn can happen when you keep talking about the issues that you want to see transformed, removed or upgraded. Check your spirit. If you’re rehearsing the problem to someone that doesn’t have the power to change things or isn’t going to encourage you and point you to Christ, it is going to do you more harm than good. You may convince someone else to feel sorry for you which will only confirm your fears and feelings of powerlessness.
There is a time to seek godly counsel and encouragement, but daily gab sessions with your mom, spouse or children do not count and turning to the ungodly or the person that caused the problem will only add fuel to the fire of adversity your walking through.

Even if its a problem in relationship that needs to be worked through, use caution about what to say, when to say it, and if it even needs to be said at all. Remember, God is at work, and your words can sabotage what He’s trying to do on your behalf.

Our attitudes and emotions have the ability to create, our words even more so, and what we believe has everything to do with how things turn out. Pray, “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight Lord.’

Prophetic Word : August 2017

August is a month of the NEW! Old things have past away, behold, all things are made NEW. Trauma, waiting and confusion are being replaced with pleasures, fulfillment and clarity in measures that will require MORE from you than you are currently believing yourself capable of. I am pouring out My tangible blessing in moonsoon measures on those that will hear My voice, see the vision, and give Me their all. I want you to hand over ALL of your past disappointments, ALL of your grievances, and ALL of your doubts and unbelief. I am making you into a vessel fit for noble purposes. You are to be and do My will in the earth.

STEP OUT OF A POSTURE OF WAITING AND MOVE FORWARD INTO THE RIPE HARVEST FIELD!

What I am releasing to you this day, week and month will extend over the next 40 day. A FRESH
anointing of power and provision is yours for the taking. I have released those things for which you have been praying within My will. You are no longer to slump over in a position of dashed hopes. Stand up! Wake up to the spiritual realities of abundance I have poured into your lap. There are traumatic events and setbacks that have not come from My hand but which I have allowed and am working for your good and My glory. Ask Me to open your eyes and ears to make clear how these things are a part of My plan of redemption in your life. I will speak to you in parables, symbols, dreams and visions in NEW ways as you open your heart fully to Me and your life to My ways.

At this exact moment there are angelic messengers of revelatory knowledge ready to release into your understanding the ways in which all things that have been being complete last month have transitioned, and are transitioning, into the NEW thing I have promised to do in your life. Ask and turn away from all that distracts from hearing My voice and open your hands to receive your prophetic insight into the deeper inner workings of your life circumstances.

WORK AND ABSOLUTE CONFIDENCE IN MY GOODNESS ARE REQUIRED TO BRING IN THE NEW PROVISION AND ABUNDANT HARVEST THAT IS UPON YOU!

Rise up and stir up your spirit with the excitement of the task at hand. The new season that has arrived will require you to act on your faith. Respond to those things that do not appear to have changed with the utmost confidence that you have received what you have asked for. You must walk forward, work hard and praise Me in confidence as you move from point A to point B, gathering and gleaning what you will need to have the provision released for your journey from point B to point C. When you have done your part while trusting Me to do what you can not do and moved from point B to point C, you will find what you need to move from point C to point D ripe for the harvest. Some are sitting in an ash heap at point A waiting for or bemoaning their arrival at point D. To them I say, “Get up, pick up your bed and walk!’ I am providing supernatural power and prophetic revelation to all those that are willing to trust that now is the day of salvation.

DO NOT BE DISTRACTED FROM THE OUTPOURING OF NEW PLEASURES BY INTERNAL RESISTANCE TO THE NEW WAYS I AM PROVIDING FOR YOU THAT MAY FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE.

The NEW blessing and NEW ways that I am operating in your life this month will produce some soreness as you press into the task at hand. Just as a heavier weight requires more work to lift and can lead to muscular soreness, so My abundance will require more spiritual power to lift and may leave some feeling as if they are having to do more strenuous work. Do not shrink back in fear or misunderstand the uncomfort as if what I require is a hard thing. My grace is sufficient. As you practice receiving from Me MORE you will adjust and be able to appreciate the NEW thing without being distracted by that which is foreign and at times taking you out of your comfort zone. PRESS INTO THE PRESSURE.

WITH NEW BLESSINGS COMES GREATER RESPONSIBILITY

For those that have been willing to drink from the cup from which I drink, I am promoting you through multiply levels of glory over the next 40 day and into a place of intimacy with Me that will make the responsibility that is being added to your life feel to you like the blessing that it is. You will no longer be bound by the lies of the enemy that stamp ‘Burden’ on what I have pronounced a BLESSING. This is not the month to hold back from Me. Give passionately and without restraint. Make room for Me to do a NEW thing by releasing ALL you have and ALL that you are into My capable hands. I am turning your understanding upside down. If you try to lean on it, do not be surprised when you feel let down and of balance. Do not be surprised by the way the NEWNESS of what I am doing seems strange and peculiar. I am eradicating from your life your tendency to be led by natural desires and inclinations and pouring through you heavenly perceptions you have not yet known.

AUGUST IS A MONTH OF NEW PLEASURES AND REFINED TASTES

The words systems, prince of the air, and flesh, not controlled by the power of My spirit, have conspired against many of you to keep you from My banquet table of abundant pleasures and from experiencing My joy which empowers those that are walking in it to rise above the bounds of the natural universe into the heavenly realm where I have called them to walk with Me through life.

This month many must, by an act of their will, make room to receive the NEW pleasures and NEW blessings by determining to make NEW decisions. Practical steps of obedience must be taken, particularly with the body, which is My temple here in the earth: NEW eating habits, NEW spending habits, NEW exercise habits, NEW relational habits, NEW habits of managing time.
Make way for the NEW thing that I am doing by releasing the OLD worn out methods of coping and reacting that are numbing your spiritual senses. WAKE up to the truth of My word and show Me, yourself and those around you that you are fully convinced My ways, which are higher than your ways, are able to accomplish in and through you what is needed to empower you to receive ALL the NEW and true PLEASURES and BLESSINGS I have commissioned for your provisioning in this season of ABUNDANT HARVEST!