Have you been stuck in a place of indecision? Are your energy levels low? Has discouragement set in from having your hopes deferred for so long? Is your spiritual life fallen into a lethargic state of passivity? Or are you standing strong in hopeful anticipation of the breakthrough that you know God has promised you, full of love, joy and peace as you speak forth the thoughts of God over all that concerns you?
No matter what group you fall in, hopes up, hopes down, or somewhere in between, God has a door of opportunity for you to walk through in May that will catapult you into new levels of glory than you have ever experienced before. Many of you have heard of ministers preaching and teaching of an ‘Open Heaven,’ or an atmosphere of glory permeating particular places or people that have come into alignment with the Father and received His powerful anointing to accomplish great and mighty things and wondered if that type of experience was reserved only for specific people and ministries.
I prophesy today that the weight of God’s glory is coming into your life as you take bold steps of faith and obedience and enter into new realms of glory through the spiritual and natural doors that are being supernaturally opened before you in this hour. Your mind may have planned for things to happen one way, but the Lord has directed your steps and is bringing about the open doors through new ways, by means that you had not considered before. He has been making your path straight, even when you have felt there was no order to the way things were unfolding before you.
Your perceived weakness that you believe disqualifies you from the abundant portion being offered you this day is NOT causing your Father in heaven to pause and reconsider being GOOD to you in greater ways that you could imagine. God has seen your faith in His goodness, even when your circumstances seemed to scream at you that He has turned a deaf ear to your cry and is not going to come thorough for you. He sees you taking steps of obedience in the dark, trusting that His Word is true and holding on against all hope to His promises. He has been there when you have stumbled in the darkness and lifted you back on solid ground. Nothing is a surprise for Him. He has a plan to weave everything that you have walked through into a pattern for your good and His glory. PRESS IN WITH HIM IN PRAYER AND FASTING. FAST IN FAITH. FAST FOR GREATER MEASURES OF FAITH TO ENABLE YOU TO RECEIVE THE GREATER MEASURE OF GLORY THAT GOD IS BRINGING YOU INTO THROUGH THE DOORS THAT ARE OPENING BEFORE YOU NOW.
God is not a miserly God measuring out His abundance based on your worthiness!
God is not and has not been holding out on you. Many have become discouraged by prophetic words they felt were for them that have yet to come to pass, when, where, how and through whom they believed they would. This is the time to LET GO of your opinion of the vehicle God will use to bring forth the miracles that will usher in the fulfillment of long held hearts desires. The Lord is saying that He knows you better than you know yourself and has not refused giving you His best for your life. Many have been unable to receive His best, because they were locked into narrow mindsets and perceptions, opinions of what they believed would be for their highest good. God has not denied you, but protected you from what you couldn’t understand in the level of glory you were currently in.
LET GO! COMPLETELY SURRENDER TO THE WILDNESS OF FOLLOWING CHRIST WITH A CHILDLIKE FAITH IN YOUR FATHER TO MEET YOUR NEEDS AND COME THROUGH FOR YOU IN A NEW WAY. WHAT IS BEING RELEASED FOR THOSE THAT ARE IN POSITION IS AN UPGRADE INTO GREATER REALMS OF GOD’S GLORY. HE IS OPENING EYES TO MORE OF HIMSELF, AND IN WALKING FORWARD WITH EYES WIDE OPEN, YOU WILL SEE AND STEP THROUGH DOORWAYS INTO COMPLETELY NEW BEGINNINGS.
These open doorways into new beginnings will only be discovered by those that have surrendered and stepped away from the doors that have been completely shut. Stop trying to knock down doors that God has shut. I saw a vision of someone in the valley of decision. There were two doors. One was clearly shut and the other was clearly open, yet still they looked confused and believed they didn’t know which path to take. I speak clarity in the name of Jesus, be confused no more about what has been made abundantly clear to you. Walk boldly through the OPEN door.
I was prophesying this past winter that the Lord was removing those things that were blocking what He was wanting to release in peoples lives. If you have been in a season of pruning, cleaning your spiritual house, the Lord wants you to know that He is proud of you! He considers you a friend because you have not only heard the word, deceiving yourself that this alone would move mountains, but you have heard the word and set out to do what it says. You have shown by your actions that your faith was not dead and God is crediting it to you as righteousness. You are God’s friend. By faith receive the confirmations that He has been speaking to you throughout your days.
To those that have neglected to stay close to God, not doing what they have heard, the Lord says, ‘Fear not.’ Today, if you hear His voice do not harden your heart. PRESS IN WITH REPENTANT FASTING. FAST TO WORSHIP. FAST TO PUT GOD BACK ON THE THRONE OF YOUR HEART. FAST FOR HEALING. The mercy of the Lord is new every day. He extends mercy. A bruised reed He will not crush. THIS WORD IS FOR ALL WHO WILL BELIEVE. God’s favor will bring you into places that you do not deserve; God’s favor will turn things around in your life as you step into all that He promises you by faith. He pays the same wages to those that have toiled one hour that He pays that have toiled all day. (Matthew 20:1-16)
To some the open door will lead to moving into a new locations; jobs, churches, homes or travel to new territories, to others the open doors will lead to job, financial, relational or health upgrades, and to all that are stepping though these open door there will be a new spiritual atmosphere where the gifts of the Spirit will increase in your life, there will be a greater anointing to flow in the supernatural provision of God, a fearlessness in giving as abundance in the natural will be moving to and through you in accelerated amounts. NEW innovations and ideas will be released from the Holy Spirit within you as you put pen to paper and mediate on the goodness and majesty of God. NEW LEVELS of energy will begin to pulsate through the body of Christ as a renewed desire to walk in divine health rises, causing many to change the habits of their bodies to meet the demands of the new thing God is doing to bring you into an understanding of His Kingdom authority operationing through you on the earth.
Get ready in prayer and fasting! Get ready to have what you imagine and speak to become a reality in your life as you walk humbly before the Lord in obedience in surrender.
My Words to you are healing and they are life. When you open the Bible and read, you are reading My love letter to you. I have tucked away many life-giving promises in My Word. Seek Me there; seek Me with your whole heart and you will find Me. There are promises that I have provided to encourage you and build your faith that I am handling all of the circumstances that you face; working to bring about the changes and healing that your heart longs for both in your own life and the life of your loved one.
Give Me your attention. Focus your mind on Me and delve into the Words that I have given you. They are life. They will bring life to your mortal body and into the body of your loved one.
Speak to Me in the morning, as you walk on your way during the hours of your day, and as you prepare to sleep at night. Ask Me for what you need. Do you need more faith? Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word. Meditate on My Word day and night.
As you shift your focus from the problems that surround you and the enemies that seem to be knocking at your door, you’re going to have a whole new perspective; My perspective. You will find there is nothing to fear.
I love you. I love those that are dear to your heart. My love is perfect and without defect. Give yourself and your loved one completely into My hands.
Hold onto My promises.
Let go of the cares and worries that are choking out the peace and joy that I have given you. I give you peace that passes all understanding. It is yours right now, not tomorrow, not when healing has already manifested in the natural realm on your behalf, but right now.
I am. I am whatever it is you need Me to be.
I have promised to meet all of your needs. Do you believe that I desire to meet all of your needs? Believe My Words and your prayers will prosper. You’re persistence in prayer pleases Me. Deep within your heart you know that I am a rewarder of those that diligently seek Me. Your diligence will pay off. I have dispatched My angels on your behalf. Don’t doubt for one instant. My ears have not been deaf to your cries for relief. My Spirit is hovering over those things which concern you and breathing My life into them; creating an outcome far better than you can even right now imagine.
Patiently await the appointed time of your deliverance. It will not come one minute too late.
Prepare your heart by spending time with Me and follow Me by acknowledging Me in all of your ways. I am making your path straight. I am healing those things that you are holding before Me in your heart in prayer.
No more agony. Taste and see that I am good. You will not be denied.
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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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!
I am upgrading your life.
You have been ordering off the dollar menu long enough.
You have been trying to purchase for yourself, out of your little, the things that you need for a full and victorious life.
Instead, offer your little to Me and receive in exchange all that I Am.
Through My death and resurrection I have purchased fullness of life for all who come to Me.
I care about your health; mentally, physically and spiritually and long to infuse each area of Your life with My healing and strength.
I have the provision you need to accomplish all that I have called you to do with excellence.
Your unbelief and fear are blocking the flow of My life to and through you. I need you to believe in and trust in My words to you completely. You have already seen what your unbelief and fear have purchased in your life. Now watch and see what manifests when you place your confidence fully in Me and My word.
Begin by bringing the worthless currency of worry, unbelief and fear to Me and exchanging them for an impartation of My Spirit’s anointing that will bring you into a level of gift faith greater than you have ever experienced.
Much of what you have believed to be faith in your life has been a counterfeit. I have been stripping you of this false faith that you have clung to; faith in your abilities to accomplish anything of value apart from Me.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.’
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I see a large maze from a top view. Lots of paths with dead ends, lots of doors leading to nowhere. There is a person fumbling along through the maze. They realize there is a definite destination, and that the destination is good, and that the only way to get there is to go through the maze; taking wrong turns, making u turns, opening pointless doors.
After seeing the person moving through the maze, going down corridors, opening and going into different doors for some time, I notice that they now have a blind fold on. They are still having to feel their way through, but are beginning to realize they are blindfolded and completely blind to where they are going.
Realizing this helps them. They pause to assess the situation. They realize the blindfold is to train their ability to be led by spiritual, instead of physical, eyes.
I see a lot less pointless searching. Less frustration. Less frantic looking. Less anxiety. A door is opened, stepped into even, but instead of plowing ahead there is a pause. There is no need to go further because of a knowing, apart from sight, or even touch, that the door leads to nowhere.
Back in the hallway the person grows silent and contemplative, slowly beginning to trust their ability, until eventually they are at a complete stand still. They stand waiting; listening.
Measured, but confident steps, are taken down the corridor, hands still feeling the surrounding walls until they stop confused by the wall mounting up from the floor directly in front of them.
Standing in front of the wall a recognition that the path is straight through the wall arises. Hands pressing, groping for a possible lever that might open a hidden door finally fall to their side, defeated.
Having grown more confident in the silences, they listen. With a deep breath they step forward, straight into the wall, straight through the wall-it parts to make a way before them.
Things begin to make sense; the maze,the doors that lead to nowhere; the dead ends; the blindfold; they are all for training.
I still see the person in the maze from above, but I shift perspectives and see the blindfolded persons’s point of view:
They are being led by a Light. No walls, doors or corridors exist for them.
There is only darkness and Light.
They are learning to follow The Light.
How pleased I am when my children, in seasons where they can’t see My hand in their situations or feel My Presence in their hearts, continue to place their hope in Me and what they are convinced of about My character. I am not a man that I should lie. Do not attribute the disappointing traits of your earthly parents to Me. Spend time with Me letting Me show you the misconceptions you have about My nature. I believe in you completely.
I created you with a purpose. Do you think it is beyond My ability to use you for the purpose for which you were created? To do through you all that I have prepared in advance for you to do?
Spend time with Me letting Me show you the misconceptions you have about your own nature. You are a new creature. I have removed your heart of stone and replaced it with a heart of flesh. I have placed within you My own desires. Do not trust your flesh for a moment. Trust My Spirit that lives in you bringing life to your mortal body. Trust My ability in you to overcome the world, the flesh and the devil.
Your human weakness doesn’t intimidate Me. I am the Provision to deliver you from the power of sin.
I had a vision of a blindfolded expert swordsman fighting with a sword in his left hand; feigning a yawn with his right before casually folding it behind his back. A group of rough looking bandits fall one by one as they breathlessly, and with all the strength they can muster, attack from every direction.
Enemies slain, he pulls the handkerchief away from his eyes and proceeds to step over and around the bodies, dabbing the ever so small drops of swear from his brow.
No big deal. Never a doubt. All his enemies under his feet.
My Word to you today is abandon. Abandon your plans for success to Me. Show me that you trust Me by laying down your preconceived ideas about what success is. It hurts my heart to see you being so hard on yourself because of your perceived ‘failures.’ I know you better than you know yourself and I see your heart; your desire to please Me in all things. This desire pleases Me more than you can imagine. When a mother sees the effort of her young child striving in love and in a desire to please, does she resent or distain her children’s less than perfect efforts? No. Neither do I see in your earnest efforts to please Me any fault.
Daughter, abandon your ideas of what is beautiful. You have spent far too much of your life considering yourself of average beauty and judging your feelings of attractiveness by the worlds standards. You carry within you the reflection of My beauty. I created you to reflect to the world the feminine aspects of my nature. Where others have labeled you as overly emotional, I have seen the beauty of your tender heart, precious in My sight. You have considered your easily wounded heart as a burden, but I know the truth. Your heart is like the womb of a mother, filled with the possibilities of what the people and circumstances you encounter could be. The distance between what is and what could be is a matter of your willingness not to abort what I have deposited inside of you and instead nurture and nourish it through prayer and obedience. Your eagerness to labor and push at the appointed time, until what was once only the seeds of life are fully matured and birthed out of the supernatural into the natural world where their reality becomes visible to the human eye, pleases Me.
I have seen what you have carried within your heart in nights of weeping and days of fasting. I can see what is taking place in the unseen realm because of your faith and obedience to Me, even though you often feel there has been no return for your efforts to surrender all these years. Many of My most faithful disciples worked behind the scenes in my Kingdom, never having seen the great impact they were having on My world, but for you, My daughter, a day is coming and is very soon near when a harvest will be reaped in Your life that will lay to rest all of your doubts that the voice you have been following has been My voice and that the promises you have been clinging to were in fact, as you have always known in the depths of your being, My promises to you personally and specifically. From the moment I told you to ‘Wait’ and you said “Yes, Master’ I have not ceased working to bring about the miracles for which you have been waiting.
I know that you have not always waited as patiently or as perfectly as you desired to wait, but I see how you have, in each season and trial I have walked you through, sought the better part, the best that I have for you. The burden has been overwhelming for you at times I know, to the point that you have doubted your very sanity in believing Me and My voice, but your mind and your doubts have not stopped you from plowing ahead, sacrificing what seemed like your very sanity if need be to believe that which I have spoken to you will come to pass. Hold on because it is coming soon. The labor pains have been great. The lack you have perceived in your life seem like your constant reality. But I am coming with the provision that has been held back from you for these long years. When I move I will wipe away all lack and you will stand in awe of the harvest that is coming. The cornucopia of blessing that you have tasted in your inner life will be breaking forth into the natural realm.
You have held back from me long enough what is most useful to be used for the furthering of My Kingdom in your life, the things that you find most repulsive about your past. The flaws that you most despise in your life are gold in my Kingdom and can be used to purchase entrance into the lives of many of my wounded and lost children. Do not be ashamed any more. I have redeemed you. I have redeemed your past, your flaws, and your life. Climb out of your shell and put on the new life that I have died for you to have, full of provision; mind, body and spirit. No more eating the crumbs from the table. Pull up a chair and feast with me. I no longer call you a servant, but a friend. Today is the day that you step into your destiny. Ask whatever you will. Anything you need I will provide because I know that your desire is to be close to me always and to accomplish the work that I have prepared in advance for you to do. I crown you with new life. I am breathing on your life and all of the ashes of yesterday are being scattered to reveal the gold buried deep within you. Take your place at my side. Stop apologizing to Me and to yourself for all that you aren’t and focus your attention on all that I Am. Watch and see what I will do.
The desires of your heart will come to pass.