7/31/2017 Daily Word

The dreams that I have placed in your heart will come to pass.  Be careful, however, who you share them with, for there are those who would seek to tear them down and attempt to circumvent My desire for you.  Many a dream and vision has been shared prematurely and much heartache has come of it.  Hide away what I have placed in your heart until it is time for it to be revealed.  Every vision has a time, every dream a season.  Wait for it, and do not grow impatient.  There is growth that must take place within you before you can step into all that I have for you.  In the meantime, give honor where it is due, humbling yourself before others.  In due time, I will exalt you.  Gen. 37:5,19,21, “Joseph had a dream which he told his brothers, and that made them hate him all the more…they spotted him in the distance, and before he had arrived where they were, they had already plotted to kill him…but when Reuben heard this, he saved him from being destroyed by them.”

7/28/2017 Daily Word

What are you eager for, and what delights you?  Are you enthusiastically pursuing the things of the flesh, or are you desirous of all that My Spirit offers?  There are spiritual treasures you have yet to uncover and truths yet to be understood, but both require a dedication to My Word that goes beyond some vague notion of a daily devotion.  Have I not given you My Spirit to lead and guide you into all truth?  How can you know, unless you consult Him?  It is My delight to grant revelation, but revelation is given in the context of intimacy – an intimacy that inspires you to search diligently for your Beloved, and in looking discover those keys that unlock even more of My character and nature to you.  I long to be the delight of your heart and to show you the delights of Mine.  Song of Songs 3:3-4, “The guards roaming the city found me.  ‘Have you seen the man I love?’ Scarcely had I left them, when I found the man I love.  I took hold of him and would not let him go until I had brought him to my mother’s house, to the bedroom of the woman who conceived me.”

7/27/2017 Daily Word

I watch over My Word to perform it.  You must watch yourself, that the enemy does not successfully divert your attention or achieve your surrender before My Word is performed.  There are precious promises that I have given you, and now that they are on the verge of coming to pass, the enemy is attempting to subvert their delivery by getting you to give up.  Continue in Me, and you will see the fulfillment of all that I have said.  Remember, the vision was always for an appointed time and that time has come. Now watch, for though your labor is intense, delivery is imminent, and while you are at your most vulnerable, I have granted you the ability to push through into the promise.  Hab. 2:3, “For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false.  Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.”

7/26/2017 Daily Word

No matter where you are at, I AM.  I AM in many places that you are unaware, even on those paths that are difficult for you to traverse.  I AM in the desert and in the depths of the sea.  I AM on the mountaintop and in the valley.  If you will seek for Me in these places, I have promised to be found by you.  Don’t allow your circumstances to prevent you from discerning My presence, for in the dark places of your life, I long to impart revelation to you.  I long for you to awaken from your spiritual slumber and understand the constant state of ministry that takes place between heaven and earth, between Me and you, and for you to be an active participant with Me.  Look, see, and understand that I AM in the midst of all that concerns you to fulfill all that I have declared over your life.  Gen. 28:16, “Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, ‘Truly, ADONAI is in this place – and I didn’t know it!’”

7/25/2017 Daily Word

You must learn to rule over your passionate impulses, otherwise they will rule you.  It is not that your passion is wrong, it is just misplaced.  There are many counterfeits to the will of the Father that seek to draw you away from His intention and design.  If you do not learn to recognize His will and desires now, you will only add to your trouble by joining your life to fleshly desires that bring forth imitations that will never be able to serve your Father’s purposes.  Choose now to allow His will to guide your decisions and walk in the blessing of His favor that brings forth His promises.  This is the result of a well-disciplined, passionate pursuit of the Father’s heart.  Gen. 28:8-9a, “Esau also saw that the Canaanite women did not please Isaac his father.  So Esau went to Ishmael and took, in addition to the wives he already had, Machalat…”

7/24/2017 Daily Word

Humility guards the path to My presence, and all who come to Me must walk in it.  A proud heart I despise.  You cannot self-righteously make lists of problems you have with others and claim humility as a character trait.  Comparing another to your own standard of righteousness is the fruit of a proud and judgmental heart.  After all, your righteousness is nothing more than filthy rags.  That’s why I came.  Humility is realizing who you are in Me (no more, no less) and acting accordingly by treating others as they are in Me. Let humility of heart be a defining factor in your relationship with Me and with others. Remember that iron sharpens iron to strength.  What you see as a flaw in another, may be the very thing I am using to build character in you.  Col. 3:12-13, “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Bear with one another; if anyone has a complaint against someone else, forgive him.  Indeed, just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must forgive.”

7/21/2017 Daily Word

Why are you wrestling situations and circumstances when you know they are simply manifestations of a heavenly battle?  Did I not already give you the weapons necessary to fight; weapons that can pull down strongholds?  No one enters games hoping to lose – they enter to receive the gold.  Enter these times of spiritual warfare intent on abolishing the source, and its symptoms, too, will cease.  Enter these times with prayer, confident that I will give you the strategy you need to overcome, and always be ready, practicing and rehearsing your drills by learning to use your weapons appropriately.  So many are frustrated!  They know what weapon to use, but don’t know how to use it.  Learn and teach!  Discipline yourself – body, soul, and spirit – to fight, and I will provide the battle plan necessary for you to succeed against the enemy.  2 Cor. 10:3-6, “For although we do live in the world, we do not wage war in a worldly way; because the weapons we use to wage war are not worldly.  On the contrary, they have God’s power for demolishing strongholds.  We demolish arguments and every arrogance that raises itself up against the knowledge of God; we take every thought captive and make it obey the Messiah.  And when you have become completely obedient, then we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience.”

7/20/2017 Daily Word

Where lies your hope?  If it lies with Me then there is no reason to be downcast, even in this trial you’re experiencing.  Am I not your Deliverer, your Rock, your Fortress?  Wait patiently, for I am going to do a great thing in and for you that will be an exhibition of My power and My love for you.  My Name is Faithful and True, and I am He for you -I will do what I have promised and I will not be slack in it, but will accomplish all that I have determined in your life.  For you have been a precious child to Me, careful to give Me glory in all that you have done.  Now I will show that glory through you.  Lam. 3:21-25, “But in my mind I keep returning to something, something that gives me hope – that the grace of ADONAI is not exhausted, that His compassion has not ended. [On the contrary,] they are new every morning!  How great your faithfulness! “ADONAI is all I have,” I say; “therefore I will put my hope in Him.  ADONAI is good to those waiting for Him, to those who are seeking Him out.”

7/19/2017 Daily Word

Arise in confidence, My beloved!  I have heard the cry of your heart and your sins have been forgiven you.  I have forgiven your debt and erased what you owe Me. Discipline your mind to tear down every thought that would contradict My Word and go forth.  Step forward, not in condemnation and fear, but knowing that I have set you free from the law of sin and death, and that My Spirit is at work in you.  You are an overcomer – the righteousness of God in Me. Victory over sin is assured as you remain in Me.  I John 3:19-23, “Here is how we will know that we are from the truth and will set our hearts at rest in His presence:  if our hearts know something against us, God is greater than our hearts, and He knows everything.  Dear friends, if our hearts know nothing against us, we have confidence in approaching God; then whatever we ask for, we receive from Him; because we are obeying His commands and doing the things that please Him.”

7/18/2017 Daily Word

You can either go forward or backward, but you can no longer stay where you’ve been.  You have fought valiantly and the recent challenges you’ve faced have worn you down, but you cannot stop here.  This is the place where your mettle is tested.  Will you persevere, knowing I have your back, or will you throw in the towel and surrender to the enemy’s desire?  This is a critical time for you, My Child, and it is My desire for you to prosper in all that your hand has found to do.  Many times I have propelled you forward, even without your knowledge, but now is the time for you to deliberately take that step that will thrust you forth into the purpose for which I created you. Remember, I am right beside you, but the time has come to choose – a faith-filled adventure into the unknown or capitulation to the comfort of where you’ve already been.   Ps. 32:8, “I will instruct and teach you in the way that you are to go; I will give you counsel; My eyes will be watching you.”