Dailies On The Vine

In Him We Live

IN HIM WE LIVE AND MOVE AND HAVE OUR BEING
(Acts 17:28)

“What a God you are! Your path for me has been perfect! All your promises have proven true.
What a secure shelter for all those
who turn to hide themselves in you!
You are the wrap-around God giving grace to me.
Could there be any other god like you?
You are the only God to be worshiped,
for there is not a more secure foundation
to build my life upon than you.
You have wrapped me in power,
and now you’ve shared with me your perfection.
Through you I ascend to the highest peaks of your glory to stand in the heavenly places, strong and secure in you.” Psalms 18: 30-33 TPT

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IT IS THROUGH FAITH THE RIGHTEOUS ENTER INTO LIFE

“This gospel unveils a continual revelation of God’s righteousness—a perfect righteousness given to us when we believe. And it moves us from receiving life through faith, to the power of living by faith. This is what the Scripture means when it says: “We are right with God through life-giving faith!””
‭‭Romans‬ ‭1:17‬ ‭TPT‬‬

Faith is so contrary to the natural that NOT walking in faith will cause you to stumble. Read that again! Not walking in faith will actually cause you to stumble!

“So then, what does all this mean? Here’s the irony: The non-Jewish people, who weren’t even pursuing righteousness, were the ones who seized it—a perfect righteousness that is transferred by faith. Yet Israel, even though pursuing a legal righteousness, did not attain to it. And why was that? Because they did not pursue the path of faith but insisted on pursuing righteousness by works, as if it could be seized another way. They were offended by the means of obtaining it and stumbled over the stumbling stone [Jesus], just as it is written: “Be careful! I am setting in Zion a stone that will cause people to stumble, a rock of offense that will make them fall, but believers in him will not experience shame.””
‭‭Romans‬ ‭9:30-33‬ ‭TPT‬‬

This is why the pure in heart see God, because children are pure (mostly unattached to the patterns of this world in heart and mind) and we must be childlike in this way to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

Faith unlocks what can be seen in the Spirit, our true reality. Ask for eyes to see, discern, and comprehend behind the veil.

“For our momentary, light distress [this passing trouble] is producing for us an eternal weight of glory [a fullness] beyond all measure [surpassing all comparisons, a transcendent splendor and an endless blessedness]! So we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are unseen; for the things which are visible are temporal [just brief and fleeting], but the things which are invisible are everlasting and imperishable.”
‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:17-18‬ ‭AMP‬‬

If you are feeling weak and unsure how to strengthen you faith, start with scripture. Even if it’s just one. Faith is more tangible than you think or know. It’s an actual substance. “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans‬ ‭10:17‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

“Faith, then, is birthed in a heart that responds to God’s anointed utterance of the Anointed One.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭10:17‬ ‭TPT‬ – this is an actual response of our heart to Scripture. ‬

Bless you today!

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HAVE YOU DIED TODAY?

In the world of the Spirit, dreams are fulfilled through dying to them in the natural world and giving the Spirit precedence in your life. When I graduated Bible college many years ago, the Lord told me to “die to your dreams and visions so I can resurrect them”. And there began my journey as a young woman of dying to myself to learn how to allow Christ to live through me, and one of my founding messages I share often.

Death has become a center point of my testimony because here I have found resurrection life. “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.” Revelation 12:11. In my love of word studies, long ago I discovered the word testimony used in this scripture reference in Revelation is the Greek word marturia (evidence given) from the word martus which is where we get the word martyr. So many people want a “testimony”, and while it is good to testify of ones overcoming – the true testament or evidence given of life is of ones dying to self. So if you want a testimony you need to die and ‘let the Overcomer out‘, for it is because of the victory of the cross, we have life.

“Jesus said to all of his followers, “If you truly desire to be my disciple, you must disown your life completely, embrace my ‘cross’ as your own, and surrender to my ways. For if you choose self-sacrifice, giving up your lives for my glory, you will discover true life. But if you choose to keep your lives for yourselves, you will lose what you try to keep.” Luke 9:23-24 TPT

“My old identity has been co-crucified with Christ and no longer lives. And now the essence of this new life is no longer mine, for the Anointed One lives his life through me— we live in union as one! My new life is empowered by the faith of the Son of God who loves me so much that he gave himself for me, dispensing his life into mine!” Galatians 2:20 TPT

When you allow the life of Christ to flow through you, Heaven and earth align to see His love and powerful works readily move through you. You will be in sync with the Lord’s plans and purposes and divine alignment will become the standard as you walk in the footsteps of the Resurrected King who has gone before you.

Have you died today?

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THE CROSSROADS OF ALLEGIANCE

It was the 7th grade, I can remember standing at my blue locker literally feeling a tug on my heart, the conviction of the Spirit asking me to choose God or the acceptance of my friends who were slowly veering into rebellion. I didn’t always make the best choices, but the Lord loved me so much He allowed me to be humiliated to put me on the right path close beside Him again. Early in the 10th grade I had to change schools and though painful, it was the course correction I needed. My friends who helped get me in trouble that year made fun of me for preaching in High School two years later. At this time I was firm in my faith again, leading Bible studies at lunch, a youth group leader and headed to Bible College. I’ll never forget how deep it cut as they laughed at the photo on my graduation poster of me speaking with a Bible in hand in a High School chapel. It wasn’t just me they were laughing at – it was Jesus. My best friend. My Savior. Their friendship could never save me, it never comforted me like He did. They left and He stayed.

They didn’t take me to Heaven as a young girl, they didn’t bring me out of my body to encounter Jesus in heavenly places, they didn’t save my physical life from death many times, they weren’t there when I was abandoned, they weren’t protecting me when demonic entities were coming for me through spirits and people. They didn’t answer my prayer as a 13 year old when I asked God for a hug and I went to the alter in church because I was tormented with thoughts of suicide and felt an actual supernatural hug around my heart. (and those were just the teen years). Honestly, what are we expecting to get from others?

I’m thankful for the narrow way, and even the tight leash that has always seemed to grip me because though it can be lonely, I am foreverbnear my greatest treasure. Some have never outgrown peer pressure. But with Jesus, you always belong. I pray my heart will be brave to choose always anointing over popularity.

This is a season of maturity. Don’t miss out on what the Lord wants to do in and through you because you need approval. Who else can compare to our Creator? Who else can fulfill your hearts longing more than Him? There is no other. What can these people do for you? Let your heart mature in this season, crowds and numbers don’t always mean success – and I’m speaking to the minister of 30 years as much as the tween addicted to likes on her phone. And while in your head you’ll agree with me, your heart may still be struggling on the narrow road. Friend, this is the time to store up treasures in Heaven. Popularity is fleeting and temporary. Charisma is not anointing. Anointing comes from being in the presence of The Anointed One. Choose wisely as days coming ahead will prove your allegiance.

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APOSTOLIC BOLDNESS 🕊🔥

As you many of you may know I have been writing & speaking about boldness and power for awhile now. Today I discovered something new in the word boldness in the book of Acts that can mean “freedom of speech”. I love word studies, they are so illuminating and help reveal Scriptures deep inner meaning! I believe this is very timely and what the Lord desires for all His followers. Ironically, I have been praying some new ‘dangerous’ prayers; ‘Lord make me like an original apostle, help me to understand You like they understood and knew You…’ I pray this passage below encourages and empowers you today!

“So now, Lord, listen to their threats to harm us. Empower us, as your servants, to speak the word of God freely and courageously. Stretch out your hand of power through us to heal, and to move in signs and wonders by the name of your holy Son, Jesus!” As they prayed the earth shook beneath them, causing the building they were in to tremble. Each one of them was filled with the Holy Spirit, and they proclaimed the word of God with unrestrained boldness.” ‭‭Acts‬ ‭4:29-31‬ ‭TPT‬‬

Brian Simmons writes in the footnote for the word boldness – t 4:31b “The Greek word is parresia. This involves more than confidence; it was a free-flowing, unrestrained boldness. It can also mean “freedom of speech.” Parresia carries nuances that are not easily brought over into English. The person who speaks with parresia will say everything that is on his mind with no restraint, flowing out of his heart with confidence. It involves being frank and honest, hiding nothing and speaking directly to the heart. Most often it is a word used for public speaking. It refers to speech that is not tailored to make everyone happy but to speak the truth, in spite of what that may cost. It is the courage to speak truth into the ears of others. This was reserved for only the highest rank of Greek citizens, not people of other lands or slaves. The right to speak freely was an essential aspect of Athenian democracy. Although it is sometimes associated with negative speech, in this context parresia refers to an unrestrained boldness. There was a Greek idiom that said essentially, “If you tell me the truth no matter what that truth turns out to be, I will not punish you.” This was known as the Parresiastic Contract. See M. Foucault, “Discourse and Truth: The Problematization of Parresia,” six lectures given at the University of California at Berkeley, 1983, ed. by Joseph Pearson in 1985. Parresia is found also in Mark 8:32; John 7:4, 13, 26; 10:24; 11:14, 54; 2 Cor. 3:12; 7:4; Eph. 3:12; 6:19; Phil. 1:20; and numerous other places.”

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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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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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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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