1/11/2017 Daily Word

Allow My Spirit to infuse your being.  This infusion will alter all of you, allowing your spirit to dictate to your flesh rather than the other way around.  You cannot progress into all I have for you and continually give into your own desires.  Progress is made first in the spiritual realm before it manifests in the physical.  Don’t focus primarily on outward symptoms, first look inward to your own attitudes and thought processes – are they of man or of Me.  When you are drained spiritually and thoughts of quitting are your companion, it is a clear indication that you have allowed yourself to walk in the power of your own flesh, rather than submerging yourself in the power of My Spirit.  I have called you to be an Overcomer, but that comes first to your spirit and then it will revive your flesh.  Eph. 3:16-17a, “I pray that from the treasures of His glory, He will empower you with inner strength by His Spirit, so that Christ may live in your hearts through trusting.”  Gal. 5:25, “Since it is through the Spirit that we have Life, let it also be through the Spirit that we order our lives day by day.”  3 John 1:2, “Dear friend, I am praying that everything prosper with you and that you be in good health, as I know you are prospering spiritually.”

1/10/2017 Daily Word

Be a conduit of blessing to those around you, whether friend or foe.  To those that have spoken curses, speak blessing.  Behave righteously towards them that have done you wrong.  Pray that they will have My favor, and that My Spirit will move in their lives.  This will bring the release you seek from the past that pesters your present, and prevents you from walking into your future.  You are like Me when you can hang on a cross built by the hands of friends, and ask Me to forgive them. Yes, you’ve been betrayed on multiple levels, and I have seen it all and wept for you.  I tell you, though, to bless them.  Bless!  Bless!  Bless!  Allow the power of blessing to bring restoration and multiplication in your life, as you choose the better way.  Rom. 12:14, “Bless those that persecute you.  Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them.”  Matt. 5:44-45a, “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; that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.”

1/9/2017 Daily Word

My Standard is My blood that was shed for you.  When the enemy attacks, you must raise My Standard along with your own above your life, and resist Him.  My Standard is My life which was freely given for you.  Your standard is your decision to crucify your own flesh, so that your spirit can be raised up in resurrection power, enabling you to be more than a conqueror.  My blood empowers your choice, but you must still choose to daily lay down your flesh and live according to My Spirit.  This is the life of an Overcomer: our colors – that of sacrifice – being lifted daily for the world to see.  This is your witness, that you daily become more like Me.  Rev. 12:11, “They defeated him because of the Lamb’s blood and because of the message of their witness.  Even when facing death they did not cling to life.”  Is. 59:19-21, “So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun.  When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.  And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the Lord.  As for Me, this is My covenant with them, saith the Lord; My Spirit that is upon thee, and My words that I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the Lord, from henceforth and for ever.”

1/6/2017 Daily Word

Your life is not made up of your best moments alone or defined by what you choose to “share” with others.  From the moment of conception, your life has been made up of a series of choices – some of which were made for you, most of which you’ve made yourself.  But even when every choice is added up, including the good and the bad, the one’s I’ve applauded and the ones that have caused Me grief, I find your life beautiful.  Your life is worth hiding within My own.  Never question the sanctity of your own life.  You are worth My intervention, even to the cross.  My Precious One, I hold you in the palm of My hand, and I will not let you go.  Ps. 139:16-18a, “Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.  How precious toward me are your thoughts, O God!  How vast is the sum of them!  Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand.”

1/5/2017 Daily Word

I want you to treasure your time with Me.  Intimacy isn’t characterized by obligation, rather it is a willing choice to be with the One to whom your heart is drawn.  My heart is revealed to those to whom I can entrust it, not to those who would make Me a one-night stand.  Plans and purposes are shared in the quiet of companionship, not in superfluous servitude.  My love for you knows no bounds, and My desire is for you to step into its fullness.  I am jealous that you set Me as the seal upon your heart above all else, even as you are held within Mine.  There is so much more I have for you.  Song of Songs 8:6-7, “Set me like a seal on your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, passion as cruel as Sh’ol; its flashes are flashes of fire, [as fierce as the] flame of the LORD.  No amount of water can quench love, torrents cannot drown it.  If someone gave all the wealth in his house for love, he would gain only utter contempt.”

1/4/2017 Daily Word

Ready yourself for action!  Begin to speak out the things that have lain dormant in your heart.  Declare out the desires that I put there long ago; those things that you thought were dead, but yet have a place in your eternal destiny.  Speak what I tell you to speak, and act as I tell you to act, for I am preparing to open doors that you haven’t noticed before, and you must be ready to walk through them.  Prepare yourself for the appointments that I have made on your behalf.  Walk according to the Spirit, for the enemy will seek to circumvent what I am going to do in and through you, but know that I will not allow it.  I have spoken My Word over and into your life, and it will not return unfulfilled.  Get ready – your time is near!  I Cor. 16:13-14, “Stay alert, stand firm in the faith, be courageous, grow strong.  Let everything you do be done in love.”

1/3/2017 Daily Word

Purge those things in your life that are not of Me.  Purging is a conscious, deliberate act to eliminate those things that are toxic to your being and hinder your spiritual progress – unbelief, rebellion, malice, slander, unproductive habits, attitudes, and ways of thinking.  It must be your choice to expel the flesh in your daily living so that My Kingdom can be established in you.  My Spirit is your helper, not your enforcer.  He will convict, support, and enable, but you must make the effort.  As you rid yourself of what is fleshly, replace it with what is spiritually sound and encouraging to your spirit being – faith, trust, love, peace, long-suffering.  As the seeds of the Spirit take root, they will grow into noticeable fruit that mark you as Mine and empower you to endure.  You will also discover that those promises which once seemed elusive are suddenly manifested because you’ve taken careful inventory of your life and chosen to crucify the flesh.  Those that lay down their life, will find it.  Matt. 16:23-25, “Get behind Me, Satan!  You are an obstacle in My path, because your thinking is from a human perspective, and not from God’s perspective…If anyone wants to come after Me, let him say ‘No’ to himself, take up his cross, and keep following Me.  For whoever wants to save his own life will destroy it, but whoever destroys his life for My sake will find it.”

1/2/2017 Daily Word

Be persistent as you pursue the establishment of My Kingdom in your life, home, and community.  There are many plans and purposes that I have for you that can only be worked out in the context of Kingdom living, and there are many things that are mere distractions that seek to prevent you from residing in a place of peace.  One way in which you can ascertain the establishment of My Kingdom is whether your life is characterized by righteousness, peace, and joy in My Spirit.  These three are fundamental, and will be the first of what the enemy attempts to steal from you in an effort to prevent you from being a Kingdom person.  Be resolute, remembering that all things are added to those who seek first the Kingdom. Matt. 6:33, “But seek first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”