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Where Is The Power?

The Lord said to me yesterday many do not walk in the Spirit’s power because they refuse to walk through times of testing.

The Gospel has never been weak – but the Church and it’s Body are weak when we do not allow the perfect power-filled Word to test us. We do not have endurance because our faith hasn’t been tested. (James 1:2-4). We settle for comfort, and complain God has not “done” for us. The fruit is immaturity that tastes not the sweetness of the Vine.

Maturity is not how much you “know”, maturity is how much you yield. Mature sons and daughters yield to the leading of testing and pruning. The Holy Spirt led Jesus into the wilderness to be tested and 40 days later He came out “armed with the Holy Spirit’s power”. Where is the power? It will be given to you to the degree that you yield to the Holy Spirit.

“From the moment of his baptism, Jesus overflowed with the Holy Spirit. He was taken by the Spirit from the Jordan into the wilderness of Judea to experience for forty days the ordeal of testing by the accuser. He ate no food during this time and ended his forty-day fast very hungry.” Luke‬ ‭4:1-2‬ ‭TPT‬‬
40 Days later ….
“Then Jesus, armed with the Holy Spirit’s power, returned to Galilee, and his fame spread throughout the region.” Luke‬ ‭4:14‬ ‭TPT‬‬

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The Will Of The Heart

I have been giving warning words and dreams since I was literally a young child. I don’t enjoy it, but I aim to be obedient and walk in the fear of the Lord. I have seen the outcome of when people do not heed the warning. I’ve actually seen people lose everything. One time at just five years old I warned a family member not to marry a man, I cried through the entire wedding. Two weeks later I had to run for help as this man I warned about tried to beat and strangle the newly married woman. And the stories continue over the years, so it is with great reverential fear I deliver what I believe I am to write or say. The weight is sometimes accompanied with a grieved heart when you see them (the person, persons, nation etc) choose to go their own way.

It feels helpless, because I can pray for ears to hear and eyes to see but ultimately it is an issue of the persons heart – and that comes down between the person and God only. One of my triggers used to be when I didn’t feel listened to, and well that still doesn’t feel great!

There is a weight to our words, to our choices, to our will. Destiny is hinged on obedience, like dominos many other lives are affected by just the slightest of our choices. Sometimes lives swing in the balance of an unknown eternity on these hinges. (And the Bible says even the “elect” will fall away).

Then I think of Jesus, He gave His life! Crucified to win our souls and ultimately our hearts. There is no greater display of love… and I can only help but think how His heart must feel, to be TRUTH Himself and yet not be listened to knowing He shed His blood and made a way, the complete and perfect pathway to eternity! But it doesn’t end there, He also extended provision to live an unchained life here on earth.

If you’re a preacher, a house mom, a student, a king – it doesn’t matter how much you have or how little. You will be judged the same. Your heart and your will belong to you, with it what will you do? Who and what will you choose?

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Justice Speaks

When praying for America today and feeling heavy, the Lord reminded me of two things.

First, He reminded me of the time when I was at the roller skating ring with my brother. We were unsupervised, and a group of young boys were pushing and taunting him. He was crying and I being three years older, and about 8 years old at the time stood up to the bullies for him. In return, I was punched in the stomach and the wind was knocked out of me. I had no regrets because I was standing for justice. It was not my nature at that age to be talkative, or outgoing. I was actually shy, but when ever I was in a situation of injustice, or I just knew something was “wrong”, I almost always spoke up.

A similar memory happened with my younger sister, except this time I was several years older. We were skiing in northern Michigan with family friends, and though she was beside an avid skier she was gaining speed down the hill at a faster pace escaping our friends beside her. I stopped ahead of her and was trying to block her because she was headed straight for the trees. We were all yelling “pizza”, “pizza” (the shape you make with the skis to slow down) but she just gained more momentum. In order that my sister didn’t fatally wound herself, I stepped in and had her run into me, I was the thin barrier between she and trees at this juncture. The collision knocked me over and the wind out of me, but my sister didn’t suffer injury. I was sore for awhile but if I hadn’t intervened there could have been a detrimental outcome.

Secondly, the Lord said to me “Purim would not be Purim if Esther had not spoken up”. Purim began last night at sundown and is celebrated through today and extended into Sunday in Jerusalem. It is the most joyous of the Hebrew festivals, celebrating the liberation of the Jews from Hamon’s evil plot to rid them from the world. Esther risked her life, and spoke to her husband who was also the King to plead for the lives of her people.

Many in the Body have felt like the wind has been knocked from them. But guess what? You are still breathing! Your voice is needed in this hour. Do not stand down. Some people have been taking “hits”, and at first it may seem justice is not prevailing but keep going. You are equipped to avert plans that would harm, or bring injury to your brothers and sisters in Christ. Esther is the story of risk, Faith, and favor. Speak up, take that risk in faith and the favor of the Lord will be with you!

“Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne. Unfailing love and truth walk before you as attendants.” Psalm 89:14

“Then Esther spoke to Hathach and gave him a message for Mordecai, saying, All the king’s servants and the people of the king’s provinces know that any person, be it man or woman, who shall go into the inner court to the king without being called shall be put to death; there is but one law for him, except [him] to whom the king shall hold out the golden scepter, that he may live. But I have not been called to come to the king for these thirty days. And they told Mordecai what Esther said. Then Mordecai told them to return this answer to Esther, Do not flatter yourself that you shall escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews. For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance shall arise for the Jews from elsewhere, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows but that you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this and for this very occasion?” Esther 4:10-14 AMPC

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Reverse America

America, America, God shed His grace on thee. America, a place where principles of covenant and life were once revered. We have distanced ourselves so far from His greatest sacrifice, where from our eyes once looked upward we now look inward. Disconnected we mistakenly pattern, and give holy offerings to the enemy of our God.

We have drifted so far from Love our hearts have become worn and bitter. We have refused to let the pruning hook of our loving Creator tend to our hearts and in great contrast have welcomed and normalized the pruning hook of strangers into our wombs (abortion). We have willingly surrendered our two greatest treasures, our love for God and our offspring; we have rebelled and murder His image growing within. We have forsaken the secret place for carnal intimacy, and with longings unfulfilled we perpetuate a backward cycle that ends in physical and spiritual death. We have exchanged our oneness with God for a mortal copy of intimacy; we have submitted to systems we were not created for.

We honor death and abandon life. The wages of sin is death. We perish for lack of knowledge. It is time for a divine ‘reverse’. Turn around, come back to the higher way of thinking and spiritual order.

“So repent (change your mind and purpose); turn around and return [to God], that your sins may be erased (blotted out, wiped clean), that times of refreshing (of recovering from the effects of heat, of reviving with fresh air) may come from the presence of the Lord;”
‭‭Acts‬ ‭3:19‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

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Reformation Begins In The Mind

Many have prophesied we are in a new era, this is the season of the reformers. Well how do we execute a new pattern we haven’t seen before? Our thoughts shape our reality, so true reformation begins in the mind, and we have to think like we have not thought before.

A Word for the Church:

“Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:2‬ ‭TPT‬‬

Old patterns are not working. Old systems have expired. Old wine skin has burst. Move on and upward!

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Let Me Burn

If I could explain the benefits of a “yes” to God, I’d die a hundred more times so you would know He is good. Somewhere in the flames of sacrifice you transition from yielding your flesh unto burning to beholding His glorious frame.

The heat of His presence tangible, now nearer still He speaks from the eternal flame. I’d die all over again and as many times required because it is here that life really begins. There is no other that can captivate my being, His longing for me draws me closer and in my longing for Him He returns.

My soul and my spirit pray, let me always stay here fastened to Your heart.

Selah

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Love Is Not Passive

Walking in Love does not equate passivity! Love is an action verb and requires discipline and rebuke on occasions. (Hebrews 12:6, 2 Timothy 3:16). Love is fiery just as much as it can be peaceful. Song of Solomon describes love as passionate, jealous, and stronger than the grave. (S of S 8:6). Love motivates and it protects. Walk in the Spirit and let His pure love lead you, it may look different than you think.

I had to be put in hiding for a time as a child, and it was my father and family’s love that took action. It may have looked unloving to some at the time, even to ‘governmentmal authority’ but it was for my protection, and I thank the Lord my father was not passive! Let us by God’s conviction and grace be done with passive Christianity.

John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives”, do not confuse or mix the world’s peace with God’s peace, for they are very different.

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UNDIGNIFIED

For the last couple of weeks David’s words “I’ll become even more undignified than this” have been replaying in my heart. I have been heralding for almost a year now of the censorship, shadowbanning, etc. on social platforms. Now… I would think most of you would believe me at this point. 😉

However, that’s not my point! It did bother me at first – loss of engagement, suppression of my voice as it seemed I was randomly chosen to oppress. Strong words, but that’s the reality. But then I noticed it was happening other places too, and now I am grateful. Yes, grateful. Perhaps it was meant to be this way so I may continue in my growth process of dying to myself and systems.

We all experience warfare manifested in different ways. For me last year’s warfare was mainly coming against my gifting through suppression of my voice and other similar challenges not limited to FB. One thing we can all agree on, systems are changing. As I continue to let go of the old, I am freer than ever because man’s opinions do not have a hold on me (and I am ever trying to yield and let go).

I like the fire. I always have… and somehow by God’s grace the suppression has only made me more abandoned to truth. It’s heated… but in the most delightful way. As the fire purifies, forges, and strengthens; I will unapologetically become even more undignified than this…

You must celebrate the presence when He comes. If you do not revere, worship, and honor Him how will anyone know you belong to Him? Love and light do not hide. Some may mock you for expressing yourself before the Lord ‘with all your might’, some may despise you for speaking truth, for obeying the Spirit. Some may laugh at you for loving the Lord your God with all of your heart. But this is the word of the Lord, He will not be mocked – read the passage below and be encouraged.

“Now King David was told, “The Lord has blessed the household of Obed-Edom and everything he has, because of the ark of God.” So David went to bring up the ark of God from the house of Obed-Edom to the City of David with rejoicing. When those who were carrying the ark of the Lord had taken six steps, he sacrificed a bull and a fattened calf. Wearing a linen ephod, David was dancing before the Lord with all his might, while he and all Israel were bringing up the ark of the Lord with shouts and the sound of trumpets. As the ark of the Lord was entering the City of David, Michal daughter of Saul watched from a window. And when she saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord, she despised him in her heart. They brought the ark of the Lord and set it in its place inside the tent that David had pitched for it, and David sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings before the Lord. After he had finished sacrificing the burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord Almighty. Then he gave a loaf of bread, a cake of dates and a cake of raisins to each person in the whole crowd of Israelites, both men and women. And all the people went to their homes. When David returned home to bless his household, Michal daughter of Saul came out to meet him and said, “How the king of Israel has distinguished himself today, going around half-naked in full view of the slave girls of his servants as any vulgar fellow would!” David said to Michal, “It was before the Lord, who chose me rather than your father or anyone from his house when he appointed me ruler over the Lord’s people Israel—I will celebrate before the Lord. I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes. But by these slave girls you spoke of, I will be held in honor.” And Michal daughter of Saul had no children to the day of her death.”
‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭6:12-23‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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Do you know Him? Do you love Him?

Have you told Jesus you love Him today? The One whom the government rests on His shoulders, the eternal King of all kings who reigns forevermore; fullness of promise, the sacrificial Lamb slain and risen, beautiful Savior, Holy incarnate God who dwelt among us and befriender of sinners – Do you know Him? Do you love Him?

What about the Father, have you told Him you love Him today? Omniscient, Omnipresent, Omnipotent; the Creator of mysteries low and expanses high – so terrifyingly wonderful yet He carries you in His womb and tattooed your name on His hand. He is more loving and welcoming than you can imagine. Do you know Him? Do you love Him?

And my precious friend Holy Spirit. Have you told Him you love Him today? Wrapped in light and glory; comfortor, counselor, teacher, joyful presence, connector, revealer and sealant … there are not enough adjectives to relay what a tremendous gift Jesus sent us. Do you know Him? Do you love Him?

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Sustained on The Word of God

There is temptation, there is trial, and there is testing ravaging in this hour – but when you know the Word of the Lord, it will be become your sustainability. If you continue to stand against your adversary with the Word of God, His very Words will sustain and keep you. You will come from the trial purified and ready to work His miracles; not by the temptation of the enemy but by the Spirit of the Lord. You can not work the miracle that needs to transpire in your own strength. Completely yield to the Spirit of the Lord – for it is not by might, not by power, but by His Spirit His divine will can be accomplished. (Zechariah 4:6).

Resist the temptation to perform under works and yield to His Spirit, for yielding to performance and your flesh will profit nothing! When Jesus was tempted in the desert, He was tempted by Satan to take stones and create them into bread. Satan knew Jesus’ miraculous power. Bread is symbolic of provision. There are many demands in America for answers, for ‘words’, for a MIRACLE – but if we synch ourselves with Jesus’ example, we must endure the trial and Trust the Word of the Lord. The Word of the Lord will provide!

“And the tempter came and said to Him, If You are God’s Son, command these stones to be made [loaves of] bread. But He replied, It has been written, Man shall not live and be upheld and sustained by bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God. [Deut. 8:3.]”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭4:3-4‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

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