After We Thought it Was About Us…..

Much of what we do in this life is self-motivated. We have no idea why we can’t come out on top. The constant pressure to perform or be like someone else is weighing. The constant pressure to compete because we lack identity, giving us our own Kingdom empowerment to do what we do makes us weak in the faith. If we believe that HE IS, then we believe that He is the I-AM that lives on the inside of us. If we really understood that it wasn’t all about us then maybe the burdens we carry in this life would be lighter and taken less personal when it all doesn’t go our way. Why are we here? Where are we really going is a lot to ask when your mind has been molded according to the system of your reality. Do I have permission to think big? Do I have permission to dream? Do I have permission to walk out the vision that God has given me? We are so detached from God! The context of how we see and relate to Him spoils our ability to function in Him without question, stutter, and apprehension.

Taking the weight off ourselves and realizing God’s powerful deity working on the inside of us should let us know that when God came for the human race, He came to preserve His magnificent name. This does not remove the fact that He loves us and His desire is to be one with His creation. This is letting us know that we are apart of Him, and He lives in us. When God sent His son Jesus, He sent Him to hallow His divinity in the earth! We are carriers of God’s Spirit….HIS HOLY SPIRIT that is. The Holy Spirit is God because He is ONE, but He exists as three for the appropriate expression to be used where it needs to be. God is everywhere and in everyone! He just wants us to understand and come in contact with the God nature that we all carry! To say that you are irrelevant, without purpose, unimportant, or of no necessity actually grieves God! It tells Him that we don’t know Him. When we don’t love ourselves, it furthermore tells God that we don’t love Him. When we don’t love others, it also says that we don’t value God on the inside of them, which further induces the reality that we just don’t know and love God. Knowing that we all carry God in our innermost being should make it so simple to relate to others, whether they are fallen or restored. When the Jesus that we carry can see goodness in anyone, whether they make a mean pancake, wave at us, smile, exercise to take care of their bodies, etc. we should have respect for who they are. When we accept this type of love, violence will decrease and the world around us would be a much better place.

HEU: You thought it was about you, but He was coming back for Himself. You are Himself!

 

Supporting Scriptures (KJV)

John 10:34- Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?

1 Corinthians 6:15- Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.

Romans 12:1- I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

Genesis 1.27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

 

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Laugh Out Loud!

People think that being a Christian is boring. For some reason they believe that you can’t have fun. I remember going to church and them telling us that going to the movies was a sin, roller skating was a sin, talking to boys was a sin, putting on nail polish and lip stick was a sin, ballet was a sin because of the risky leotard, and the thunder in the sky was God being angry with His creation!  Where was the liberty to express oneself without feeling bound to hell every time?  I might as well had become a nun! I believe that too many restrictions in life tells God that we have a limited revelation of who He is.  God wants us to have fun. The culture of His Kingdom is a loving culture that liberates us in the beautiful personality that we already have. When we are suppressed and ashamed of who we truly are, we become destructive to the world around us. We must be rooted and grounded in the love of God.

When we know God, we come to understand that He gives us beautiful expression from Himself. What comes from Him is holy; therefore, we do not have to control how much we laugh, sing, cry, and dance if it all comes from Him. We cry, we scream, we frown, we dance, etc. We express what is in the heart!  Be it good or bad, the body wants to express the emotion, and that is why we sanctify our emotions in Jesus. We were made to express, illustrate, create with natural expression what we can’t verbally say. It enhances our words. Like a fire cracker or a shaken bottle of soda, we were created to explode with joy. The saying, “LAUGH OUT LOUD” is totally cool with God! Joy is an earmark of the Kingdom. We should never be ashamed to be joyful in the midst of battle. Laughter! It’s a beautiful thing. To be liberated in God and enjoy Him is something that He wants us to experience. Laughter is a medicine! We have a reason to laugh, and there is a laughter waiting to erupt on the inside of every person.

HEU: “Living in God’s Good Humor”

 

Supporting Scriptures (KJV)

Psalm 47:1- O Clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.

Isaiah 9:3- Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.

Ecclesiastes 9:7- Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works

Romans 15:13- Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

Nehemiah 8:10- Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength.

 

LOVE YOUR ENEMY

Did you know that sin is a violent ordeal for a soul to endure? Yes, it is a traumatic experience because it is designed to kill the body and soul. A decision is made and then POW, we are in decades of cycle that kill all that we are and all that we will ever be. Our response to sin is important. Yes, for a believer, we rebuke and correct, but for those who don’t know Christ, there is a care that must be had. God wants our enemies to be our footstool so that through their servanthood they are purified through our faith and belief in Him. That is why we must learn to LOVE OUR ENEMIES! If you want to change the world, forgive them and bless them with the love of Christ. Jesus is the best gift that anyone could ever receive. Jesus said in Luke 5:32: “I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance”.Image result for Love your enemies

We must learn the art of love, by not just going to those who already know Him, but to those who need answers. Yes, we sit with them. That is okay! …..just don’t be a partaker of sin. Lead them into who Christ is in the most loving way. Show them that His love is greater than the temporal effects of the cigarette or the bottle. All of us have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, but as believers we understand grace, His blood, redemption, and forgiveness of sins. The unbelieving must hear this good news, that there is a deliverer and a Savior that can rescue their entire existence. They can be delivered from curses. There is a new and living way that will guarantee their eternal life. Your enemies need to know that God loves them. Innately, everybody is searching for the Big Guy upstairs. The questions arise: “Who am I?  What am I? Why am I here? Shall I remain here?” These are all questions that the Father wants to answer for all His children because He is a Father. Let’s share the great love of the Father to the world. Let’s talk about Jesus, who is GOOD NEWS to every broken son, that you are here on purpose and for a purpose! Tell them that God is at the other end waiting with open arms. God will fix it all!

 

HEU: The world needs Abba. Tell them that there is a Daddy!

 

Supporting Scriptures (KJV)

Matthew 5:44- But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

Romans 12:20- Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

Leviticus 19:18- Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I [am] the LORD.

Luke 23:34- Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

1 John 4:7- Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

KINGDOM GREATNESS

When have we ever needed someone’s permission to be great? We are filled with so much power as Christians. We are odd and peculiar in nature, set aside, and uniquely designed to mold different environments into who we are. We are game changers, affectious, and infectious. What doesn’t look like the world’s fashion upsets us because our identity is so helter skelter at times. HEY! We don’t mold into them, but they conform to us! In the most basic diagnosis, Christians are just insecure. Daniel 11:32 defines the people of God clearly in the face of adversity and opposition of the world. It says: “And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that know their God shall be strong, and do exploits”. WOW!!! Those that know their God will be able to stand firm against what is politically correct and culturally acceptable without being swayed or bound to man’s approval. They will know their God and not a false one. They will be able to demonstrate Him in a powerful display of not only miracles, but the power to lead whole armies of the Lord. God is waiting on us to pass this test. These individuals will be able to deny themselves and take up a greater cause. We cannot become backwards, not knowing the power we truly possess as believers.

You’ve been walking into rooms with the brightest smile in the world but have retracted that smile because you were not sure if that type of joy was allowed in such climates. DON’T DO THAT! Let them call you the crazy one for having joy where it’s not comprehendible. You were sent to bring peace, joy, and an experience that no one else knows but you. You are the voice of justice. You were sent to declare the acceptable year of the Lord, but you are refusing to because you want what’s foreign to your greatness to accept you? BE WHO YOU ARE! Someone needs your smile and your hello. They need your: “It’s all going to be okay. Don’t worry.” “God is here now”…..And He will be there when you walk into a room. We must believe on the Lord Jesus, not just for ourselves, but for others as well. They will believe because we didn’t hide Him.

Where the word of a king is, there is power; and who may say unto him, “What doest thou?”

Ecclesiastes 8:4

 

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HEU: “Walk on the Wild Side!”

Supporting Scriptures (KJV)

Philippians 4:13- I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Psalm 8:6- Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all [things] under his feet:

Genesis 1:26- And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth

Isaiah 61:1- The Spirit of the Lord GOD [is] upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to [them that are] bound;

Psalm 71:21- Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.Where the word of a king is, there is power; and who may say unto him, “What doest thou?”

Whose Side are You On?

We look for God to be on our side while at the same time, He is looking for us to be on Hid side! Have you ever had a plan or an agenda, and it was like something came in and completely wiped out everything you set in place? Well I’m letting you know my friend that the sabotage you experienced was God Himself. God has a perpetual agenda that He absolutely intends on manifesting. His time slots are of the utmost importance and when God is ready to move!….He is ready to move! The question is….”are you ready to go with Him?”

Joshua 5

“13 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries?
14 And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant?
15 And the captain of the LORD’S host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so.”



John 18:36- “Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

WOW! If Jesus says that His Kingdom is not of this world then that means whenever He decides to appear on the scene, He absolutely intends to bring a much weightier and nothing less than eternal agenda with Him. The captain of the Lords host was none other than Jesus Christ Himself! He is a King who has an army! He is president and commander and chief of the armies of the Lord! God wants us to take away the burden of “this is my fight”, and allow it to be God’s fight. Because He is incomparable, there is nothing that can conquer Him. We stand in a fixed fight. The beginning strategy for gaining wisdom for our everyday battles is to take off the shoes you have ran this earth in, and stand in reverential awe of Him!

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

Proverbs 9:10

You will know who is on the Lord’s side based on their posture in and before the battle. If we are to be on God’s side then we must partner with His Kingdom. As Jesus stated ever so clearly (paraphrasing), “I am not for you or your adversaries , but depending on your next move while I’m standing right here,  you can choose to position with me or get out the way! Either way, My Kingdom is about to move!”

HEU: “Who is on the Lord’s side?”

Supporting Scriptures

Psalm 29:2- Ascribe to the LORD the glory due to His name; Worship the LORD in holy array.

Isaiah 25:1- O LORD, You are my God; I will exalt You, I will give thanks to Your name; For You have worked wonders, Plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness.

Psalm 22:23- You who fear the LORD, praise Him; All you descendants of Jacob, glorify Him, And stand in awe of Him, all you descendants of Israel.

Psalm 145:5- On the glorious splendor of Your majesty And on Your wonderful works, I will meditate.

John 12:26- If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also; if anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.

Show Me Your Glory

 

Show Me Your Glory!

Sometimes we don’t realize how scary that can be. Show me Your Glory? …….What are we really asking for? Saints fail to realize that God’s glory not only reveals Himself, but our ugly attributes that get in the way of God revealing Himself. SHOW ME YOUR GLORY???….. It actually says, “show me where I am undone”! Show me a standard that I fail to meet. Show me the lies that have deceived my entire existence. Reveal my secret pets that I rely on more than You.

Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.

Isaiah 6:5

God comes in His royal majesty and splendor, revealing His awesomeness to His creation and because of His generosity, God is still willing to allow us to experience His glory. God wants us to be attracted to His beauty. Instead of glorying in man or glorying in wealth, His eternal glory full of dominion and power takes our minds and hearts out of a temporal reality.

We ask for His glory in the context of blessings, a great win, or a home run, but His glory comes with more than that. His glory is Himself being fully revealed and expressed through you.

 

HEU: Are you in the way?

 

Supporting Scriptures (KJV)

John 11:40- Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?

Habakkuk 3:4- And his brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his power.

Psalm 104:1- Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.

Luke 21:27- Then they will see THE SON OF MAN COMING IN A CLOUD with power and great glory.

Hebrews 1:3- And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

Be Thankful

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

I Thessalonians 5:18

The day I stopped complaining about what I hated in my life was the day God opened the door for something better and brand new!!!!!

Acceptance is important. Everybody wants to be accepted, even God. His will is His word, and His word is Himself. When we accept His will, we accept Him and all that comes with being His child.

God has some amazing blessings in store for His children. Our problem is that we measure the goodness of Jesus to the quality of earthly possesions. Can God be measured? Absolutely not! God wants to see how well we steward over what we have. Can you be faithful over a few things? How well can you maximize an investment.

It doesn’t matter the lot you are given. God just wants a faithful soul. Your contentment says that you are with God even when it all looks bad. He knows that if He can trust you with what’s not popular, you won’t leave Him when It becomes the new fad.  His blessings are His heart being given to you. Take care of His heart by being thankful.

HEU: Lets make God feel appreciated.

Supporting Scriptures

Psalm 107:1 – I Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

Ephesians 5:20 – Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Colossians 3:15-17 – And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

James 1:17 – Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

Philippians 4:6 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

We Won’t Go Without Your Presence

“The Lord works in mysterious ways!”……..

I remember hearing that religiously growing up in the church! The truth is that God’s ways are infinite. His knowledge excels far beyond the capacity of the human intellect. God’s mind holds endless time because He remains a perpetual reality. This is why there are many depths to God. God tells us outright that He gives His secrets to those who He can trust. 

“The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.” -Psalm 25:14

You see, God does not have to remain an enigma to humanity. The mysticism that humanity ignorantly places on His pure nature should no longer make it laborious for others to receive and trust in Him. GOD WANTS TO REVEAL HIMSELF TO US IN WAYS WE UNDERSTAND! …….but will we allow Him, or are we afraid? God is hidden in gross darkness from our hindered perspective because our reality in Him is unsure until we grow in the grace and the knowledge of Jesus Christ.

“For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.”  -Isaiah 60:2

We insist on controlling what we don’t understand because we fear the unknown.  God is light and there is no darkness in Him, but until we receive His Son as our Lord and follow after Him, the true love of the Father remains a mystery. Truth be told, humanity needs a daddy! WE NEED ABBA LIKE NEVER BEFORE! Our existence and the key to unlocking our destiny is in the bosom of El Shaddai! He is more than enough in this life, and He holds the key to why we are here.

The difficulties we face as believers is that we don’t understand our distinction amongst others in the world. Let’s ask ourselves this question: “Have I been moving with the cloud and the fire?”

“And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence”.- Exodus 33:15

True believers are distinguished by His presence. You can tell a true believer because they have that special something about them. They have that….”Hey something is different about you”  look, ….or that,  “I don’t know what it is about you, but I want what you have.”

God’s glory is with that person! It is time for us to be like Moses who asked God to show him His glory!  To know something is to become acquainted with it. You must be intimate with its details. To know something is for it to be exposed to you. You have the imprint of God and your imprint is with Him! You know God’s touch! When you know the ridges of His finger print then you know the mysteries, the coding, the trigger words that reveal His secrets! You begin to decode hidden phenomena in the earth!

His presence always being there secures you as the one who has the advantage above all enemies. His sovereignty abides with you! This is how Moses was able to know that God’s favor was with him and the people. The glory is God literally revealing Himself to humanity. You won’t leave His presence without His secrets. His word will stand not only as the final authority, but the pre-eminent guide that will direct your path.

Manifesting the Kingdom reveals God’s glory!

God is His kingdom, and the Kingdom is God’s!

 

“………… For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.” -Matthew 16:13

And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. -Luke 1:33

 

Exodus 33

13 Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, shew me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight: and consider that this nation is thy people.
14 And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.
15 And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence.
16 For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight? is it not in that thou goest with us? so shall we be separated, I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth.
17 And the LORD said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name.
18 And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory.

 

Letting God’s Love Trigger the Soul!

Good Morning! God just gave me a few words to motivate your day into something more liberating.  You’ve been down in the dumps, wondering why you can’t stay focused on the things of God.  Condemnation and a sense of failure has hit your mind, but the Lord wants to resurrect you from this horrible death. How? He wants you to learn to love Him from your soul. Religious fanatics would say, “the soul is bad”! This is true only in a sense that the soul under goes so much attack. The soul is good because after God created it, He deemed it as, GOOD!  God understands the inward battle of man. Satan vies for the allegance of ones soul unto himself. If he can get your soul, then he has claim to your entire life. That is why God COMMANDED us to LOVE HIM…. WITH ALL OF OUR SOUL! God actually loves the soul. He loves to connect Himself with our emotions.   He needs our emotions to express Him in prayer, worship, and even to the world.  Flat emotions rarely draw, but effectual and fervent emotions will convince! All hope is not lost. It’s time for you to get some fire in your heart and expectation in your soul for something brand new! The problem with emotions is that we refuse to allow them to go through times of sanctification. Instead of allowing the fruit of the Spirit to operate in us, we allow Satan to influence our decision-making because of bad emotions.  The truth is that because you are a vessel full of life, power, and creativity, YOU CAN CHOOSE HOW YOU WANT TO FEEL! You can say no to anxiety and frustration and YES TO PEACE! The common problem that we face in Christianity is that we refuse FAITH! We must learn to believe God even with our souls. Is there a wild party happening in your soul? Are you always feeling angry, hurt, regretful, and confused? More than likely your soul has refused the love of God. Our desires, deep passions, emotions, will, mind, and heart make up our soul, so YES! THE STRUGGLE IS REAL!

It is not impossible for your soul to be liberated from these horrible feelings. God wants to heal you!

“That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God. Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,”

Ephesians 3:17-20

You can do this!

  • Humble yourself in such a posture where you allow your current belief system of doubt to be denied in His presence.
  • Allow the love of God to fill the expanse of your soul so that every time Jesus comes to speak with you, your soul is triggered by His voice! Your soul must identify with its Shepherd!
  • Believe God for a miracle in your soul!
  • Let the fullness of God fill you with strength in the inner man so that His love weakens the enemies of your soul! MIGHT IS STRENGTH!…..STRENGTH  IS POWER!….LOVE PRODUCES ALL OF THE ABOVE BY HIS SPIRIT IN THE INNER MAN!

GOD LOVES THE SOUL! If He didn’t, He would not have created it for Himself! All He wants us to do is allow Him to be completely bonded to it! He has your spirit, but He wants to win the love and affection of your soul through His Son!  God sacrificed  His only begotten Son just to restore your soul back to His love! Give yourself permission to fall madly in love with Jesus as you forsake all lovers!

 

HEU:  “Can your soul love Him back?”

 

SUPPORTING SCRIPTURE (KJV)

Deuteronomy 6:5 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

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Don’t Base Your Worth on Their Approval!

The title of this blog is very straightforward and intentional. Know that we spend years looking for cues and references to be who God has called us to be. We rehearse a false way of being, molding and shaping ourselves into something that people want us to be in order to make them feel comfortable. People who live in lies are never truly comfortable! Have you ever tried to keep up with a lie? IT’S STRESSFUL! As a matter of fact, releasing truth to an image driven society can sometimes put us in position for possible rejection. We as Kingdom believers have been placed in these positions to disrupt livelihoods! People will kill over their livelihoods because it is an output of their belief system and some people have accepted lies as a way of life. How they operate in business or make money to feed their families might be an output of the lies they have accepted. We are counted as sheep sent to the slaughter. OUR LIVES ARE NOT OUR OWN! If they rejected Jesus, how much more will they reject us? Related image

Kingdom assignments can be scary because it requires not only your passion, but faith and longsuffering. We try to figure out ways to hide our light under a bushel in hopes that no one sees us. Why is that? Well, we hate rejection. Everyone has that basic need for acceptance and love because God designed us to be that way.  When we perform for the applause or we base our worthiness on mans response to what we birth through our identities, we become unhealthy and ungodly. When we face rejection, we naturally feel offended because unapproval has us to believe that our entire existence has been cut off from society. We feel inadequate, irrelevant, and horribly insecure. As a result, fear rises in us as we anxiously contemplate our next possible trial of rejection. From there we are slaves to paranoia, suspicion, and distrust! We become creatures yoked to the demon of control as we allow people to have power over our emotions and the way we feel about ourselves. We also become controlling when we choose to alter who we are in order to be accepted. We would rather hide our true selves in the midst of people, like sitting in the back of the classroom or not speaking up when injustice is present because we fear the possible rejection that comes with it.

Persecution is a big one!  This could mean experiencing pain through becoming slandered and betrayed. Persecution may even result in losing the love and acceptance of family and friends. It could even mean losing your life! As harsh as it may seem, we should not feel this way. I remember trying my hardest to alter myself for mans approval and guess what? I WAS STILL REJECTED! The same demons that came after me when I was obedient to God and being who He designed me to be were the same demons that ran after me when I was faking the funk! Look at there! These demons know exactly what you are called to be. The question is: Do You???  Me not being who I was gave me no authority in the midst of adversity because I allowed demon powers to back me into a corner of fear. Be the light! Be the standard! Walk in the authority of God!

So the next time you walk into a room feeling like the most insignificant, small, and inferior being that ever walked the planet….THINK AGAIN! Uncertainty, insecurity, shame, fear, and rejection must die in the Kingdom! Being exactly who God created you to be gives life to your purpose. A slave master without slaves is powerless and becomes a slave to himself. You in and of yourself are FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE! YOU ARE MIGHTY AND CHOSEN OF GOD! How will we ever fulfill the call of God on our lives and win souls if we fear the response of people. You are the key! You are the answer! Don’t wait on their approval!

 

Our Greatest Fear

“it is our light not our darkness that most frightens us”

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,
talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of
God that is within us.
 It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.”

—Marianne Williamson

HEU: “Walk in distinction”

 

Supporting Scriptures (KJV)

Psalm 139:14- I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

1 Peter 2:9 -But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

Matthew 16:25 -For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

1 Corinthians 12:27 -Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

SOVEREIGN GOD!

As I was putting together a daily devotional, I was matched with the idea of God’s sovereignty! We absolutely do limit His power, and as a result, the work of the Holy Spirit remains inactive in how we possess health, wealth, abundance, and fruitfulness.  The Holy Spirit leads us into all truth and reveals the depths of God’s heart to humanity. No matter how many times we come up with reasons for why it is impossible for something to happen, we are constantly out-matched by God’s sovereignty.  The sovereignty of God says that He is the ultimate source of power and authority in the Earth. He has sovereign rule over and throughout the Earth. When we consider God’s sovereignty, we must capture the thought of Him being superior to our human thoughts and limitations.  He knows all, sees all, and has a solution for ALL! Believer or unbeliever, we are all under the governing of His sovereign rule.

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“That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.”

Matthew 5:45

THAT’S RIGHT! Matthew 5:25 says that none can escape Him! Our testimonies are designed to empower our faith for the next test and trial.  Sometimes you must say, “Lord, I feel so uncertain, but I know that YOU ARE CERTAIN!” This is telling God that in the moment of doubt and uncertainty, I am putting my entire existence in the hands of my Savior so that the manifestation of His wonders will point directly to His sovereign rule over my life.  With each test, your faith should become stronger and stronger, just as if you were building your faith muscle to acquire more of God’s power to move mountains in future situations. Will future occurences look like the last obstacle? Maybe! It just may look a little different from the last outcome, but we must trust that His gavel serves as the final ruling and that nothing and no one sits on the throne but Him!

His sovereign rule should motivate us to run to Him. We should be compelled to humble ourselves before Him as we acknowledge that His way and thoughts are not like ours and everything about Him is so much greater! The trust that we must have for God should be greater than the trust we have in ourselves. God loves us and only has good things in store for us. The winds of life may seem harsh, but God has command over the winds. 

“When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep:When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:”

Proverbs 8:27-29

 

So the next time you are feeling overwhelmed, STOP!  Change your thinking!  Let this be the day where your worry comes to an end! The king’s heart is in His hands. What you ask God to do in faith and assurance will manifest right before your eyes. Your words give life and power. Whose report will you believe? It is time for you to believe the report of the Lord and allow the Word to captivate you into another reality!

Because of His sovereign rule: death is defeated, lack is defeated, and sickness is defeated! You can partner with the sovereign King and decree what He already had in mind to establish!

 

HEU: “JUST SPEAK THE WORD!”

 

Supporting Scriptures (KJV)

Colossians 1:16 “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:”

Revelation 21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely

Psalm 103:19  The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.

Romans 11:33 “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!”

 

When the Heart Becomes Exhausted

What happens when you are about to go into  SPIRITUAL HEART FAILURE? There are so many people who want to give up on their lives because of this spiritual disease. THE ENEMY WANTS TO DESTROY US THROUGH THE STATE OF A BROKEN HEART! Wikipedia defines heart failure as: “the inability to pump sufficiently to maintain blood flow to meet the body’s needs.”  This is also called congestive heart failure. Are you lacking joy? You may be dying of spiritual heart complications. I remember having sensations in my chest that were very uncomfortable. It was almost like someone was turning a pale over and allowing the collection of pain, tension, and frustration to fill my heart. My physiological heart became attacked by the manifestation of this spiritual dumping because I would immediately experience the onset of a panic attack.  The continuous tightening of my chest, rapid heart beat, and random dumping sensations were all signs that I was about to go into spiritual heart failure!Image result for grief

At this point I was becoming exhausted, unable to do the will of God because I was lacking the proper amount of blood flow to meet my bodily needs. I’ve become tired! I have no motivation and now lacking momentum naturally and spiritually. I EVEN HATE PEOPLE AT THIS POINT! …….and I acknowledge that love just don’t live here anymore because I refuse to be recognizable to the world around me! This is sign that I have completely disconnected from God and my call to humanity.  The Word of God says that we would be persecuted for Christ’s sake, but where is the recovery? How do I break free from what has decayed my heart for so many years, and will I every be the same?

1. Heaven does have a recovery plan designed specifically just for you.

2. You WILL NEVER be the same!

The answer to question number two is a bit bothersome to many, but the hard-core truth is that God wanted you to die. Yes! He allowed the details of your demise to divinely orchestrate a plan that would lead you back to Him. As a matter of fact, He wanted to destroy that bad heart of yours that was eroded by your past. When He said that “old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new”, He also gave you a new heart with the complete package. This new heart was designed to beat in syncopation with Father God’s heart! This new heart would dispense the proper amount of blood to the rest of the body without congestion and restriction.  Tests and trials are designed for your growth!  “A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.” (Ezekiel 36:26). God knows that there is only so much that the heart can take, but there is a divine plan set in motion just for you!

So what is going to happen after you receive this divine heart transplant?

The bible informs us that the demons who attack our lives leave us only for a time (Luke 4:14).  I’m sure you can further relate to this story. So here I was after receiving my breakthrough moment. I got home from church to discover that I still have unwanted visitors in my house who love to sit in my living room, bedroom, and bathroom while having conversations about how they plan to ruin my day! So that I am clear, these unwanted visitors who live in my house rent free are the demons that once upon a time tormented my soul! Well, the noise continues to get louder, and I am ready to serve these unwanted guests their eviction papers. I see a box of memories sitting at my front door! This box of memories is very tempting to sort through, BUT NOW I HAVE TO WEIGH THE COSTS. Shall I go back down memory lane or have a bond fire? Doubt over my deliverance is creeping in, but I know I must fight! My words have power and so now I use the power of my words to destroy the bad memories that want to re-establish their arguments in my mind. I bind and rebuke every high place erected by the enemy, and then I command the fire of God to consume and destroy IT ALL! Now all I have left is the ashes of my memories-  unrecognizable and unidentifiable! I then loose the proper mindset and heart attitude according to the Word of God about those old memories! HALLELUJAH! Destroy the destroyer!

The blood of Jesus is going to filter through your body from that brand new heart! Speak words that are life-giving! Change your mind! You do not have to die spiritually because of pain and regret. God wants to make you brand new! You are not so broken that you are unmendable. The dreams that were shattered right before you are being given back to you in full measure along with increase. When we want to give up on life, people, and ourselves, allowing God to be our heart’s strength means that He is our heart’s advantage point. God has a plan for your life, and if you seek Him, those plans will be revealed to you.

 

“My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.”

Psalm 73:26

Let God be the strength of your heart! As you eat from the infinite portion He has given you, know that you will live a life of love, peace, and joy. You will live a life that is FREE FROM HEART FAILURE!

 

HEU: “DONT GIVE UP! YOU ARE ON THE BRINK OF SOMETHING NEW.”

 

Supporting Scriptures (KJV)

Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Proverbs 4:23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Proverbs 23:26 My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways

Philippians 4:7  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

John 14:27  Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.