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
A very special gift was given to me by my precious friend, Anita Castro, missionary to the Republic of Georgia. She created a beautiful worship psalm from my poem! She wrote the melody and sings it for us to enjoy!! What a mighty God we serve! Please click on the link above.
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, Who was, and is and is to come.”
As this Christmas season draws neigh
Our eyes are drawn to the darkened sky.
The stars they twinkle, sparkle and shine,
Releasing their mysteries and giving us signs.
As the star signaled then ~ clear and bright,
Creation rejoiced as they saw the sight!
Jesus, the Christ, was born on this earth,
He loved us and died to give us new birth.
Celebrate His life and walk in His love,
Looking to the skies for the signs above!
Waiting eagerly, expecting Him to appear,
Knowing the sound of the trumpet is near!
Yes, He will come for us, His bride,
With His mighty angels at His side.
Until that time comes, move forward in faith
For abiding in His shadow we are kept safe.
“The Kingdoms of this world have become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ and He will reign for ever and ever.”
My heart is so full with the love, glory and excitement of the season we are in! This is the season we celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Christ, our Messiah, the anointed one!
I love the Christmas season, during this time there is so much activity going on all around us. Everywhere we go we see the Christmas decorations and lights, we hear the Christmas music and singing and we smell and taste of all the seasonal foods! Many get so wrapped up in all of the activities associated with the season that the reason for the season becomes lost and sometimes even forgotten!!
One scripture I have been reading and meditating on a lot lately is Luke 1:37-38. The angel of the Lord is speaking to Mary and says, “For with God nothing will be impossible. Then Mary said Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word, and the angel departed from her.”
I love this encounter Mary had with the angel and her response. Think about what the angel was revealing to Mary. Her response again was, “Let it be unto me according to your word!!” Wow, how different our lives would be if we would totally submit to the Lord as we walk through life in faith. Our obedience is the response of our faith to any instruction, direction or guidance from God! I encourage you during this season of celebrating Christ’s birth to meditate on this scripture. Live your life in an attitude of submission, submit your plans and your future to God’s plan for your future. For Jesus taught that true faith will always be manifested in obedience to God’s revealed will. His will is revealed in His Word!! So, as you live and walk by faith and in submission to our Father and His plans remember, “… with God nothing will be impossible.”
The Gift. We celebrate The Gift of Christ Jesus, so freely given to us by our Father God, the gift of love. the gift of kingdom and eternal life! May the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus, be your encouragement as you celebrate His life and walk in His love.
May your Christmas season be blessed and full of His love and glory!!
My spirit has been, well, no other word for it but “swirling” with anticipation for several months now! Also during the last few weeks I have been seeing the numbers; 11:11 or 1:11 over and over again. I would look at the clock, my phone or microwave and I would see 11:11 or 1:11. I’ve been praying and looking to the scriptures to see what the Lord is saying and what He wants us to be aware of. I know when we see duplication of numbers, items or sayings for example, the Lord is speaking and wanting to get our attention in order to give us a message or to use as a teaching tool. I had read several articles, prophetic words and heard interviews on how to discern the meaning of the times we are living in. However, nothing seemed to resonate until this week.
The Lord woke me up one morning at 2:00 a.m. and led me to open up a video in my email by Lance Wallnau. He had just seen the number 1111 also and was discussing the prophetic meaning and the message from the Lord regarding the number one or multiples of one. Reading through many scriptures in the OT there seemed to be a theme and it became clear that in this season multiple ones (1111) means transition and/or change. Most of the accounts I read had to do with kings and countries coming into alignment, governments (kings) changing, taking possession of territory etc. This is what I believe the Lord wanted me to know and in turn impart to you!!
The season we are moving into will be one of major transitions and changes! These changes and transitions will be in the realm of political governments and political leaders being replaced (not just in the U.S.), church governments and church leaders being led by the Lord to shift into alignment with Him, and transitions and changes in our own lives and ministries as well. We are to shift into alignment with the Word and with Father God, to be alert and open to what the His plan is for us in this supernatural, exciting season!!
Too many are exhibiting and experiencing fear, believing the lies that have been released, listening to the many voices all around them instead of tuning into and listening to God’s voice. Too many are looking at their life circumstances and forgetting their God covenant promises, provisions and protection which has been provided and waiting for them to possess!!
Deuteronomy 1:10—11 “The Lord your God has multiplied you, and here you are today as the stars of heaven in multitude. May the Lord God of your fathers make you a thousand times more numerous than you are and bless you as He has promised you!!”
The Lord has shown me this message before, and again, when we see or hear the Lord speaking the same message more than once, take notice!!! This is the time, the season for the church to wake up, to rise up, to take up their sword of the Spirit and move out to possess what the enemy has stolen from them. It is a time of acceleration and I believe these transitions and changes have already begun. If we are open to hearing and willing to be bold and obedient, Holy Spirit will be moving us through the most amazing, most powerful and supernatural season of our lives! Are you ready to make yourself ready and step into your destiny?