THE DAYS OF ELIJAH!!
1 Kings 17-19 we read about the powerful ministry of prophet Elijah. Keep in mind that Elijah had the anointing, boldness and power because he had an intimate relationship with Father God!!
1 Kings 17:1 tells us that he believed in the living Lord God: “as the Lord God of Israel lives, before whom I stand… ”
He also stood before the throne of God to receive his assignments and strategies! Powerful, powerful example for us today just in this first verse!!
God sent Elijah to fight vigorously in word and action against baal worship, against idol worshipers.That is our mission today also! These scriptures are so alive, prevalent and a NOW word for us!
We are to stand before the Throne of God and receive our assignments and strategies to fight against idol worship today.The god of intellect, god of pride, god of religion, god of money, god of position, god of possessions and riches, intellectualism and tradition. Idol worship is all around us today. Some of you are being sent to the nations, some of you are being sent to the states, others locally to your regions and/or neighborhoods!! Where ever you are being sent be bold and go!!
I EXHORT YOU…To stand before the Throne of God and receive your assignments and your strategies, to be bold as Elijah. Fight with the power of the Word of God and His direction, against these influences in and around you and your life! As Elijah said…”how long will you falter between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him, but if baal, follow him.” I King 18:21 SELAH !!
The Prophetic Voice: “Much revelation is coming forth – much understanding is being poured out! Some of My mysteries are being solved now for the world to see and hear. Yes, eyes are being opened and ears are hearing where they haven’t seen or heard before!”
God is doing new and magnificent things in this season of time! Yes, a new thing, new to you and to me. Not new to Papa God!! Some have said to me that there isn’t anything new with God. That He is the same yesterday, today and forever! Yes true, however, all that God is and all that He has certainly has not been revealed to mankind in this hour!! Be open to receive and discern the times we are in and the exciting movement of Holy Spirit in this season!!
Papa God is unfolding some mysteries, for the time has come and it is His intent, for some of what has been hidden, now to be seen and heard, to be released into the atmosphere!! A few have already seen and heard, but are pondering what they have seen and heard in their hearts waiting for a time of release! Some have already been releasing these truths with a greater understanding for us to observe and to receive as we shed off our “old wine-skins” and purpose to become a “new wine-skin” in order to fully be filled with the new wine and oil being poured out!!
We are to continue being filled and over flowing with His love, His glory, His power, His Word, His mercy, His grace, His peace, His thoughts, His strategies, His boldness!! For God has given to us ALL that He has through Holy Spirit!! It is up to us, by faith, to seek Him, to run after Him, to move closer to Him, to listen and hear Him, to look and see Him and to RECEIVE – in order to gain the under-standing of our supernatural kingdom and supernatural life! In order to fulfill our God ordained life purpose and plan!! SELAH!
BE ENCOURAGED, yes you are special in the eyes of Papa!! Some are seeing and feeling the challenges facing you this day and you are wondering if you will ever be able to rise above them?
HEAR THIS TODAY– as a child of God you have been seated above all of life’s challenges. As David fought off the lion and the bear with the supernatural strength of the Lord, so can you! A reminder – you are seated with Christ in heavenly places. Be encouraged and rise up to your position with Christ Jesus! Take up your sword of the Spirit, the Word of God and slay the giants coming against you.
Decree as David did as he ran toward the giant remembering the power and deliverance of the Lord from the paw of the lion and bear. “God will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine” – as will He deliver you now! Come against your giant in the name of the Lord, in Jesus’ name! Others will see the goodness of God working in your life!
CHURCH RISE UP!!
Be encouraged this day as you rise up taking your position in Christ, using your authority and decreeing victory! Call those things which you don’t see as though you do! Take up your sword, move up into your position and authority, run forward decreeing your victory and God’s promises! Taking back territory and breaking through!!
My spirit has been exploding with much expectancy and revelation of the breakthrough happening within the Body of Christ, with the Bride!! I want to share this message which has been on my heart for some time now.
God is and has been moving, changing and transitioning many lives and ministries throughout this season. There are some who have been in preparation and training for many years. During this time, they have spent many hours, many days and even years drawing closer and going deeper into their secret place with Father God; dwelling (constant contact) in the secret place with their Most High God! In this time a sweet, powerful intimate relationship has developed and much revelation and impartation has taken place as well. You know if you have been in this place, you know this word is speaking to you! Your spirit and soul have been transformed and emboldened!
NOW, Holy Spirit is saying the time is NOW!!! Now is the time for many who are feeling the pull of Holy Spirit to come out into the open and speak, to decree and declare the Word of the Lord!! There are many who have been held back from being who Papa has created them to be, silenced from speaking what they have learned and the message that is resonating within their spirit. No longer are you to allow the spirit of religion, the spirit of tradition and man to have control over your life! Breakthrough, breakthrough, breakthrough!! Yes, you who are reading this message and know this is your life now or has been your life in the past…hear what the Lord is saying…
Holy Spirit is saying “breakthrough is available to you!! You are to breakthrough and allow your spirit, which has been made strong in Me, to take control of your life. You must take the authority which I have given to you and rule and reign over your life and circumstances. Know today I have given you My all, the only limitation you have is yourself!!
You have My approval; don’t look around for approval from any other source! I alone created you, I have called you and I have anointed and appointed you! You are unique; I created you to be unique. There is none other like you and you are not to pattern yourself like another! I have given to you gifts and talents like no other and you are to move forward using those gifts and talents like no other!! You now have My boldness (to trust, to be confident, to be secure) within and you are to move out in obedience as I direct you to move with Holy Ghost boldness. Selah! “You are to choose to rule and reign over your life! Or another ruler will!”
Proverbs 28:1 “The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.”
Psalm 138:3 “In the day when I cried out, You answered me, and made me bold with strength in my soul.”
Romans 12:6 “Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them, if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith.”
Peace and a Great Calm!
Matthew 8:23-26 and Matthew 14:24-29. The church has been under much attack during this season. Churches, pastors and many individuals are being tested by life challenges and relationships. I have learned that when the storms of life come and the waves of turbulence try to wash over me, I am to lean even closer into the arms of my Lord Jesus Christ! Allow His love, His presence, His comfort to walk me through each step and each minute of each day! As I do, my faith moves me on into the next hour and the next day with strength that is impossible to explain! It is God’s supernatural strength and peace! The peace that surpasses all understanding, an unexplainable peace that many may not understand or maybe have never experienced! God’s supernatural strength and peace is always available to us as we ask and freely receive!
Over the last few months the storms of life have been blowing and shattering against me and with these storms came choices! I had the choice to choose life, God’s way and Word and to trust and rely on Him. Or, to choose the way of the world which is ultimately death. I definitely had to experience and move through these storms; however, I realized the outcome for me personally was really up to me! My soul (my mind, will and emotions) was hurting and fighting to take control of my life. I found my emotions wanted to scream, cry out and take control; but my spirit remained strong and took the lead! (Proverbs 18:14 Amp.) Oh, there are times when trouble comes that I do cry out for help. After all, Father God has created us with emotions, but our emotions are not to control our every move. The scriptures tell us to move through life by using our faith and not to be move by our emotions or the circumstances. (2 Cor. 5:7 NKJ) Whew, the battle has been very fierce and it isn’t over yet!
In March my precious sister went home to be with Jesus, I was blessed to be with her the last 10 days of her life. Even though we lived so far apart, we were very close and I miss her every day. I am so very thankful for that time I had with her and to share the love of Jesus together! Then in April we received the report that my husband’s aortic valve was blocked and he had to have open heart surgery to replace his valve. Surgery went well and he is now recovering and gaining his strength back, but not without many challenges!
As I have been going through this time the Lord began showing me a picture over and over again. It was a picture of the scriptures in Matthew 8:23-26. This is where Jesus was sleeping peacefully in the bough of the boat in the midst of the stormy sea! The disciples were afraid and woke Jesus for help! Vs. 26 Jesus said: “why are you fearful oh you of little faith?” Then he arose and rebuked the wind and the sea, and there was a great calm.”
Jesus used his authority, released the power of the spoken word and changed the atmosphere around them and brought peace and calm! However, He still had to use His faith to move into victory and go safely to the other side of the sea! Amen!
Papa God is saying, we too can have and experience His supernatural peace as we release the storms of life to Him and trust Him to calm our way as we move with Him through the storms! We do this by moving forward in the God kind of faith and receive His power and grace for each day. He will give us just what we need for the time, for the day as we need it. Remember, you are no longer “just human,” you are a supernatural being, a citizen of heaven! I encourage you to use your faith and take your position, seated with Christ Jesus in the heavenly places; use the authority which has been given to you and rule and reign over the natural things and situations of your life!
I can share these truths to you today because I have been through many storms in my life. And I have been walking through some strong storms over the last few months. Papa God has taught me to trust and lean on Him for my every minute! I have experienced the trauma of the wind and waves trying to knock me down and wash over me. But God has protected me and given me His peace and comfort as I call to Him, as I talk to Him throughout each day. He has guided me and He has provided everything I needed as He walked me through to the other side!! He will do the same for you. Remember “that whatever satan means for evil, God will turn it around and use it for good.”
The Lord revealed to me some exciting revelation through this scripture passage and also Matthew 14:24-29. As you read these passages again you will see a picture of Jesus trusting His Father, stepping out in faith to overcome adversity! He was able to walk on the stormy sea, use His authority and rebuked the winds and the sea so there was a great calm! We are to do the same thing and as we do we find that we can rise above the storms and waves and actually walk on top of them, walk above them and not be pushed under them. We, too, can use our faith and authority over the natural situations in our life, we can walk on top of the situation, walk on the water keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus. We can receive God’s supernatural peace and experience a great calm in our daily lives!!
The Prophetic Voice: You are to choose to rule and reign over your life! Or another ruler will! Papa God…
Reprinted from my book “God Speaks…As You Seek” ~ April, Week One
God’s Mysteries… Have you ever wondered; what are the mysteries of God we read about in the scriptures? How do we uncover these mysteries? How do they affect us? Look at the definition of mysteries. Remember we are speaking about spiritual things.
The definition of mysteries is “religious secrets, confided only to the initiated (to bring into practice, to teach the fundamentals) into Christ and not to ordinary people. It is a hidden or secret thing, not obvious to our own understanding. That which requires a revelation from God!”
Wow! Now think on what you just read; you might want to go back and read it again!! You are not ordinary. Do you realize that you, as a child of God, as a Christian, are not ordinary? God confides in the initiated only, which means He chooses to reveal Himself and His Kingdom secrets to those who are in Him! He chooses to reveal His secrets to you and to me… because we are special to Him — and He is in us — and we are in Him! Selah!
Now see the definition of the Kingdom of Heaven. Grab a hold of this truth!
Definition: Kingdom: royal power, kingship, dominion, rule, the right or authority to rule over a kingdom. Heaven: the seat or order of things eternal and consummately perfect; where God dwells.
Jesus had been teaching the multitudes, and afterward the disciples came and asked Him why he taught in parables. Matthew. 13:11-13, 16: “He answered and said to them, because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. For whoever has, to him more will be given and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. Therefore I speak to them in parables because seeing they do not see and hearing they do not hear nor do they understand.” Vs. 16: “But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear.”
We, as Christians should be living the Kingdom life in all of the fullness of the meaning! And we should be continuously moving toward God in a deeper way, striving to obtain a deeper and more revelatory understanding of His Word. We need to understand the fullness of Christ Jesus and all He accomplished for us! Christ in us and we in Him. We have been given the authority, and we have been given the dominion to rule over the earth, because we are citizens of heaven and the Kingdom of God is in us!!! We rule and take dominion in all areas of our life in the spirit realm! The territory we take in the spirit realm will be accomplished in the natural realm. We are spirit beings, living in a body, in this world but not of this world! We are citizens of heaven. Think on that!
Ephesians 1:9-10: “having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth — in Him.” These scriptures tell us that God has made known the mystery of His will to us. His will is for us to receive Christ, He in us and we in Him. Fully embrace the whole, total work He accomplished on the cross. We are called to a life of devotion to Him, to concentrate on the purpose and plan God has for us and our life! I encourage you to pursue God, pursue His purpose for you and pursue the revelation of His mysteries!! Amen!
Now let us read 1 Corinthians 2:7, 9-10: Vs. 7: “But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age knew.” Vs. 9-10: “But it is written; Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for those who love Him. But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes the deep things of God.”
Speaking wisdom from God is a mystery, because the wisdom God gives is not of this world; it is not the wisdom the world goes by. The mystery is that Christ is in us and we are in Him. And because He is in us, we can see, hear, speak, smell and touch the things of the spiritual realm. Those who are not saved cannot see what we see; they cannot hear what we hear; they cannot feel or smell what we do and they certainly cannot speak what we speak! The Word says that no one can say that “Jesus is Lord” except by the Spirit; that is why the manifestation of Holy Spirit is so important in all phases of our lives. Selah!!
The manifestation of Holy Spirit, as taught in 1 Corinthians 12 and 1 Corinthians 14:1,12 (in prophecy, in tongues, in interpretation of tongues, in discerning of spirits, in working of miracles, in faith, in gifts of healings, in words of wisdom and words of knowledge) is a mystery to the world around us. I believe this is why some believers, and unbelievers as well, have so much aversion to these wonderful, powerful, God-given gifts. Because they do not fully understand spiritual things, so many try to see with their intellect; they try to figure out and reason with their minds. Others in the body of Christ are holding onto their religious and man-made traditions instead of growing up into maturity in the spiritual things of God. We all have choices to make, to move onward and upward with God and into the things of the spirit, or to remain as babies and continue to be fed on milk instead of the meat of the Word!
I encourage you today to make the decision to go and grow with God! Set yourself apart from the things of the world around you and move closer into the things of the Spirit! Ask God to reveal the mysteries of His Word to you and walk and live daily in the Kingdom of God. Your days will be filled with victory, with wonders and signs from God in abundance!!
Jeremiah 33:3: “Call to me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things you know not of.”
WALKING IN FAITH INCREASES YOUR FAITH!
The Lord promises us that He is always with us, will never leave or forsake us. He is with us to help us when trouble comes our way and will deliver us and show us a way out of our problem. I am so thankful for His presence and His word to sustain me during times of trouble, times of sadness and just life that comes crashing in on us!! Amen? Yes, Amen!
I had been in Atlanta, GA, with my sister for almost two weeks. She had been released from the hospital and I was helping by driving her back and forth from her home to the medical center for outpatient treatment! The hospital was at least a one hour + drive depending upon the time of day and most times it took us one and a half hours through heavy traffic, each way going and coming back home, Oh… My…Gosh!!
I began decreeing scriptures to encourage myself and to bring a boldness that I did not feel. Remembering, I live and walk by faith and not by sight. I live not by my feelings or by my circumstances but by the Word of God! Also remembering that I am a child of the King and I have authority in the name of Jesus! Remembering Holy Spirit is my “helper and comforter.” I began decreeing, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” I can do this Lord; you are always with me and give me favor! “Greater are you Lord, in me than anything in the world around me!!” Filling the atmosphere with my faith and the truth of the Word.
I decreed Mark 11:23-24 and said to the Lord, ‘you said I could have what I ask for Lord, if I would not doubt in my heart, but believe that what I ask for I can have!’ I said, ‘You know Lord that I do not like heavy traffic, I am not afraid but don’t want to drive so long on unfamiliar roads. So therefore, I am asking you to place your ministering angels all around our car and charge them to keep the traffic away from us!! I believe your Word Lord! Thank you for it now in Jesus name!!’ Laughing out loud, knowing that I was protected and all was well.
Yes, you guessed it, as I drove through 3-5 lanes of heavy traffic, the cars behind me stayed 3-4 car lengths behind me, the cars coming along each side of me kept on going and passed me and of course I stayed way behind the car in front of me!! So unless the traffic came to a stop and bunched up we were moving right along without other cars crowding us!! What an awesome God, right!! He cares about our every need, our every want, we just need to extend our faith, believe the Word and ask for His help! I was so blessed and full of His peace.
One last note: the last afternoon I drove, we were on our way home and I looked in my rear mirror and saw a small car driving very close behind us. I said, wow no way…angels please get that car away from me! I had just finished speaking the last syllable when the left turn signal started to blink on the car behind me and it changed lanes and sped on past me, ha, ha, ha! Once again moving along the GA freeways with no cars crowding us! O Yes, Lord, You care about every hair on our heads and about our ever need. Yes, we are blessed and highly favored, not a doubt!!! His supernatural presence and grace covered us at all times. Yes, we had to endure and go through the trial, but our God who loves and cares for us provided for us to move through in victory and with such a supernatural strength and peace!!
I wanted to share this testimony with you today because it is so important that we remember to give God all the credit and glory! Remember who we are and whose we are!! Remember the power and authority we have in Christ Jesus, even for the little things in our lives. To some, the heavy traffic would not have been a problem but, it was a huge challenge for me and my God who loves me so much, whisked me right through it. I encourage you today to always remember to lean on and trust in Father God for every area of your life….makes things so much easier and smoother.
I love when the Word of God, being alive, creative and full of power is demonstrated in my life!! Living by faith is the provision given to us by God to bring those things which are not into being!!! Living by faith causes our faith to grow and become yet stronger for the next level we are entering!
May all your days be filled with God’s peace and presence and covered by His amazing grace.
Mark 11:23-24 “For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, Be removed and be cast into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that hose things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore, I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them and you will have them.”
Psalm 91: 15 “He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.”
Matthew 28:20b “and lo, I am with you always even to the end of the age.” Amen
2 Samuel 22:31 “As for God, His way is perfect; the Word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.”
The Prophetic Voice: The Lord says….
This is the time in which you know what I have shown you and what I have spoken to you. Now, your obedience is key to moving on into your next assignment, into what I have planned for you. There will be those who will say to you, no this is not of the Lord or what He would have you to do. They will give you their ideas and plans which comes out of their own intelect, tradition and the rising up of religious spirits to take control of your life. Those voices will lead you away and lead you astray!
The Lord God.says to you, keep your eyes on what I show you to do and your ears tuned into Me to hear what I say to you. For, no other voice should you obey, only My voice will take you down the narrow way and into victory! “
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.”
Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner. For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does; and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel.”
A Time of Pressing!
Greetings in the mighty name of Jesus! Here we are already into February, wow, time is really moving! The Lord said that this season would be one of much transition, change and transformation! I am already seeing and experiencing this in my life, how about you? Think about it.
Today I want to share with you a recent vision the Lord gave me and the word The Lord wants us to hear and receive:
In the vision, I was taken to a beautiful vineyard where Jesus met me. There He showed me a large old fashioned wine press. It was round, made of wood and looked like it had been used for a very long time. A horse was hooked up to the press and was going round and round the press, pulling the “crusher”, pressing and squeezing the grapes causing the fragrant grape juice to be extracted and the fruit to be crushed.
Then the Lord impressed upon me this message: This time or season we are experiencing is one of much pressing or squeezing as much pressure is being applied. As we are being pressed and squeezed from all sides we are to remember to only allow the juice or fragrance of mature fruit to flow out of our mouths or from our actions or reactions! Our first fruit, our decrees must be words of Jesus’ love as we decree the victory!
The Prophetic Word: The Lord says…. Keep your heart pure; do not allow the contamination filling the atmosphere to enter into your soul (mind, will, emotion)! For this is a time where the peoples of the world around you have become violent, harsh and evil, full of hatred. They are being emboldened by the words which are flowing out of their mouths; their words are blasphemous and they are mocking!
“But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty some thirty.” Matthew 13:23
I Chronicles 29:11 “Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.
Love Came Down
On a clear, bright starry night in old Bethlehem town
Room was made in a stable and Love came down.
Peace, love and joy filled all the earth
As our Lord Jesus Christ was birthed.
Love came down ~ His life freely He gave
That through Him all might be saved.
He healed the sick and delivered the bound
To all who received ~ new life was found.
Love came down;
God’s gift from heaven ~ His precious Son
Love, mercy, grace, forgiveness, given
Even if you were ~ the only one.
Love came down
His gift for you to freely receive
A life of contentment ~ full of joy and peace
To you who trust Him and who believe.
Love came down ~ Jesus