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Clear The Room

What I’m about to share is very transparent but I sense that there are others who are struggling with the same thing and so, I pray that my coming out and just saying this really helps someone.
On a daily basis, I have come to realize that when I spend “alone” time with the Lord, I’m not really alone. Yes, physically maybe but in every other sense, the room is crowded. Crowded with standards I can’t keep, quotes I’ve read, status updates that give me a check in my spirit, the people who give those same status updates a thumbs up of agreement, opinions of others, obvious hypocrisy, disappointments, etc.
The list could go on and on but I think it’s clear enough that the room is so crowded that God can get nowhere near me and I can get no where near Him. Sure, He can speak to me over the crowd but He’s hard pressed to get His arms around me or for me to press my ear to His heart.
Today, as I was praying, I heard the Lord say to me very clearly, “It’s time to clear the room!” and He reminded me of this, referenced in Matthew 9:23-26
And when Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. BUT WHEN THE PEOPLE WERE PUT FORTH, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose. And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.
He told me that when I clear the room, that’s when life flows!
So, this is what I’m committing to do. I’m clearing the room because quite honestly, the crowd mocks and laughs and scorns. So I say, GET OUT! This 2017, I want to arise from this slumber that I’ve been in because with so many contradictions, it has been easier to just lay down and …go to sleep.  But He insists that I’m not dead! That the Word He has for my life is still in full force. Resurrection power is at hand! The Kingdom is at hand!
Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray for this one reading this who is lost in the crowd. I ask Lord that You would clear the room and bring deliverance from people, places, and things.  Clear the room of the voices of doubt, scorn and any influence that hinders.  Let life flow through their very being and let them arise and awaken to You in a way they never have before! Let their relationship with You and what You are doing become famous in the land so that souls can be saved and people set free! Thank You Lord! Amen & Amen.  
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Posted by on January 6, 2017 in Christian Living, Jesus, Life, Relationship, Yes

 

His Everything

Genesis 2:7, And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul.

This morning in prayer, as I was meditating on the wind or the breath of God, this scripture came to mind.

When God breathed into man, he did so as a Father.

It’s Father’s breath that filled the lungs of man…the only part of creation that required His breath. No other part of creation would have the relation to Father God that is reserved for us.

It was in this breath that we became a soul.

When the scriptures say, Let everything that has breath praise the Lord (Psalm 150:6), it’s much more intimate than it would first appear. The word breath here is the same breath we find in Genesis 2:7.

At first glance, it could appear that a bird’s song will do or a dog’s animated bark but not so. These will not suffice.

With that in mind… Psalm 150:6 takes on a different meaning. We are everything to God! EVERYTHING.

It’s amazing to think that His breath created this mind, will and emotions part of me. This is the part that I would think that is least pleasing to Him.  Yet, with His Fathering breath, He gave life to it.  With His breath…my personality.  Your personality.   

The word soul also means desire and appetite. His breath makes me hungry and thirsty. As He breathes in, my appetite grows and when I exhale His praise, I am satisfied. When I praise, I am filled.

 

 
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Posted by on March 18, 2012 in Father God, God's Breath, Life

 

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With All My Might!

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life,  and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10 

That word might should not be mistaken for a question mark or a maybe.  That’s just where God left it up to us to decide!  It’s our choice to receive it or not!  And each and every day, we are faced with opportunities to determine whether we have it or not.  

I mean really, how many times have you used the word might that way or even heard it used to denote that something is in question…as in “it might be?”  It’s a word that we commonly use when we really don’t know or are uncertain about the state of something.  But in this particular passage, that word might does not represent a question mark, nor does it mean “I don’t know, maybe?”  That word might can defined as express permission.  Reading this passage with that in mind, He came so that we have express permission to have life and express permission to have it more abundantly.  More life than what the need determines. 

Liberty is another word that can be exchanged for might.  To have liberty is to have the power to do as one pleases!   It’s freedom from arbitrary or despotic control. It’s not about whether we deserve it or whether we’ve done everything right today!  It’s not about whether or not someone else sees fit that we have it!  The devils tyranny can’t stop it!   It’s grace.  Nothing but the blood of Jesus.  When we believe, the only thing to be said is, “It’s mine!” 

Thief, interestingly enough in this passage, translates differently than I had expected.  It translates, “embezzler”.  To embezzle is to appropriate (as property entrusted to one’s care) fraudulently to one’s own use.   The thief is nothing more than a fraud! One who comes with intentional perversion of truth in order to induce another to part with something of value or to surrender a legal right.  He doesn’t work behind the scenes, go behind our backs or even come in unaware.  This thief comes, pleads his cause bending the truth, twisting words, leaving something out, adding to and presenting us with all the ands, ifs or buts, question marks and maybes there are to offer.  And then…if we surrender to it, there he goes with our husbands, wives, kids, houses, cars, bank accounts, etc…using them for himself!  

The stealing, killing, destroying…the blood prevents it all!  It’s better than a dead bolt, a combination, padlocks, keyed entry!   Brinks Home Security (no offense) doesn’t hold  candle to it!   And more than that, it’s our agreement with the blood, that determines what we have.

 

It Shall Turn To You For A Testimony

Luke 21:11-18

And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. 12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name’s sake. 13 And it shall turn to you for a testimony. 14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer: 15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. 16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. 17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake. 18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish. 19 In your patience possess ye your souls.

What is it that has been contending with you?  For so many recently, it has been literal, physical earthquakes. For others of us, there could be a spiritual shaking taking place that has dislodged mindsets, religious ways and wrecked our hiding places, exposing some things that need dealt with. 

Maybe there is a famine being revealed where some things are greatly lacking in our character, virtue and integrity.  It could be that physically we are lacking the health we need or the finances to pay the bills and fill our cupboards.  Famine is a broad subject.

Perhaps it’s the pestilences. The Psalms speak of the noisome pestilence and the snare of the fowler.  These are the annoyances and offenses that come in everyday life.  Many times they ride on the air, through words and become avenues of strife, jealousy, envy and even hatreds that are contagious and can infect us as well as others  if we don’t have the right defenses.  Psalm 9:3 says that surely He will deliver us from such things.

Could it be that you’ve seen terrible things…fearful sights?  Who has laid their hands on you and taken you for judgment?

As much as it hurts, you may be the one who has been betrayed by your family or your dearest friend.  Are you feeling hated today?  I pray not but there is good news.

 IT SHALL TURN TO YOU FOR A TESTIMONY! 

What shall?  All of the above.  All of these things are assignments from the enemy demanding a testimony!

Seems impossible.  How can I be a testimony?

Here’s how.

Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer: For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.

God says, don’t even think about it! Just get it in your heart now that you won’t answer based on what you think, how you feel or according to your willingness.  You see, the adversary comes with specific weapons.  The adversary binds.  He comes with chains and fetters to isolate us and to restrict our movement. 

But if we, In your patience possess ye your souls…look out! We have in our arsenal a weapon that he cannot oppose.  If we use the mouth and the wisdom God has given us, allowing His word to give testimony to His lordship through us, we are free.  Free from the guilt of having said the wrong thing.

 IT SHALL TURN TO YOU FOR A TESTIMONY!

These circumstances are just begging for evidence of God! These interrogations of the enemy are an opportunity to acknowledge God all the more! That’s what a testimony is!

Lord, the world is turning to us for a testimony. Thank you for trusting us with the earthquakes, the famines, pestilences, the fearful sights and the betrayals. For putting us in a position of testimony of You in this earth. In light of this, I am so aware of how I have failed in this but my prayer is, make me a testimony again.  Let there be opportunity to testify of how You are altogether good!  Thank you for the patience to possess my soul!  I love you Lord! In Jesus name, Amen!

 

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The Dead Man’s Float

John 10:18 “No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.”

Reading this, I am reminded that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us and the things that Christ did, we can do also. If He could lay down His life, so can we.

We have the power to lay down every opinion, every judgment and every offense. We can choose to die to words that would otherwise kill us if we allowed them the power. A dead man can’t hold another man’s words against him! And a dead man is not subject to another man’s opinion of him. The choice is ours.

When we are dead, no weapon formed against us can prosper.

We can die to striving to be right because we are righteous in Him!  We can even choose to be wrong.

We can die to feeling rejected because the life we have taken up in Jesus Christ is holy! We are made separate unto Him and are accepted always in Him.

We can die to having the last word or having revenge because mercy and goodness are on assignment to follow us all the days of our life.  We lead mercy to those who need it most and make way for the goodness of God that leads men to repentance.

We can die to having to do everything right and being what everyone around us thinks we should be. We can die to expecting others to be what we think they should be, should have said or should have done! If we chose to die, the letter of the law cannot kill us or anyone we love.

We can die to what we want, our own plans and motives. And I believe that every call of God is meant to operate only in resurrection power. From apostleship to the ministry of helps, those are offices that only a dead man can fill. Whether it’s being a spouse, a parent, a friend…we can’t be those things without first having died to ourself.

Honestly, I’m not the wife I want to be. I’m not the mother I want to be and I’m not the friend that I want to be. But I can be.

I had a vision a few weeks ago while in prayer. It was in the Ezekiel 47 river and it was past the ankles. Past the knees. Past swimming. I had gone to the brink and I was in the river doing the dead man’s float. Now, normally, I would be panic stricken face down in the water but I have never felt more alive. I was free. He was carrying me on the currents of His love and His plans for me. When you’re dead, you can’t fight the current.

Things have been killing me lately. So be it! I want to do the dead man’s float.

 

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Do You Have A Sparkle?

Revelation from Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium!
Molly, the one chosen to inherit all of Mr. Magorium’s store and all of it’s glory, was riding on a bus, trying to write the rest of her story…struggling to compose the last verses of her song, when she looked up and saw a sign.

 
Do you have a sparkle?
Take a gaze at the stars in Edward’s Planetarium

 
After reading it, she looked around, almost as if it had spoken out loud to her and she wondered if anyone else heard it.
 
Ever have that happen to you?
 
Now you have to understand. Molly didn’t want that store. In her heart, there was somewhere else she needed to be. Something greater she needed to do. Something left unfinished in her life. She had been composing a song since she was a child and she wanted to see it finished.
 
But Mr. Magorium saw something different. He knew she was to carry on His legacy and the music would come. It was all part of a bigger plan.
 
Shortly after she read the sign, she asks the accountant (nicknamed Mutant) a series of questions.

 
What do you see when you look at me?
 
Do you see a sparkle?
 
You know a sparkle…a reflection of something bigger that’s trying to get out!

 
OK! Now I was looking around just like Molly did in that scene on the bus! I knew God was speaking to me!
 
The word in this hour is “Arise and shine for thy light has come and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.” Isaiah 60:1
 
I found myself asking those same questions.
 
There is a reflection of something BIGGER that’s trying to get out!
 
Again…Here’s your sign!

 
Do you have a sparkle?
Take a gaze at the stars in Edward’s Planetarium

 
Father prompted me to take a look at the name Edward. Edward means “guardian of wealth.” Sounds like Jehovah Jirah to me!
 
In prayer and through prophecy recently, God has been speaking to us through the constellations. The North Star, Ursa Major , Ursa Minor and the big dipper.
It was by appointment that I purchased this movie and watched it with my children!  It was a sign to me! GAZE AT THE STARS…at the guardian of wealth’s planetarium! This is definite confirmation!
 
While attending a conference recently, Mahesh Chavda (www.generals.org)  was a guest speaker. He said that we as children of God have a glory bubble that can and will effect those around us. That we emanate a different reality. Another definition of sparkle is to emit bubbles.

 
At one point in the movie, Mr. Magorium dances on a large sheet of bubble wrap that Molly laid out for him. As he danced, it made music with every step he took! That to me is a beautiful analogy of our “glory bubbles’, emanating the very sound of Father’s dance over us! We must give Him a place to dance! How He rejoices as the sound of heaven is heard in the earth, as we release His glory!
 
I could blog for miles about all the prophecy in this movie but only a few more inches I promise!
 
Mahesh Chavda also gave a testimony about how they are seeing many miracles take place of people waking out of comas. And one in particular, God spoke to Mahesh and said, “Wake up sleeping beauty!” And to make a long story short, he used those exact words to do so. He didn’t say a long prayer and he didn’t fill the religious quota!  Gasp! He just simply said what God said to him.  “Wake up sleeping beauty!” That was God’s prescription for that moment.
There is an awakening taking place! The coma is not a mere happenstance. It’s relevant to what is taking place in the earth today. It’s time to wake up!  Wake  up America the Beautiful! 
 
At one point in this movie, the accountant fainted after witnessing a “block of wood” come to life. (Ha! So prophetic!) And these are the famous last words Molly said to the accountant! Can you guess? “You have to get up sleeping beauty!”
 
By the way, the accountant’s nickname, mutant, means to change! Things are changing!
You can count on it!
 

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In Subjection

It’s been snowing and while it was piling up by the foot, seemingly, there came a “stand still”.  During my time of study, the Lord brought me to this passage in Job.  I wasn’t looking for the words “snow” or “severe weather” but nothing happens by coincidence. 

God is saying something…

Job 37:1-7

INDEED, [at His thunderings] my heart also trembles and leaps out of its place.

Hear, oh, hear the roar of His voice and the sound of rumbling that goes out of His mouth!

Under the whole heaven He lets it loose, and His lightning to the ends of the earth.

After it His voice roars; He thunders with the voice of His majesty, and He restrains not [His lightnings against His adversaries] when His voice is heard.

God thunders marvelously with His voice; He does great things which we cannot comprehend.

For He says to the snow, Fall on the earth; likewise He speaks to the showers and to the downpour of His mighty rains.

God seals up (stops, brings to a standstill by severe weather) the hand of every man [and now under His seal their hands are forced to inactivity], that all men whom He has made may know His doings (His sovereign power and their subjection to it).

 

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