4/30/2018 The Cross Precedes Resurrection

I AM your Salvation! Even as I was taunted that I was unable to save Myself on the cross, so you, too, will find yourself in a position to choose conscious and willing sacrifice. It is a place I have put you in. If you will resist the urge to save yourself and allow “self” to die and all that characterizes it, you will find that My resurrection power will work in you bringing life in death, light in darkness. And that is the point – the cross must be willingly embraced that in consciously sharing in My suffering, you, too, experience resurrection power, that you may know Me and be found in Me. Phil. 3:7-11, “But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I count all things loss for the excellent knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.”  

4/27/2018 Watch What You’re Building

What are you are building? For whom are you building and why? What you are building should be for Kingdom purposes that bring glory to Me and not to yourself. Build a legacy firmly secured and grounded in Me that will last through the generations, and doesn’t collapse every time storms or the tide comes in. Build on a rock higher than yourself, a place of safety and refuge that stands firm for all, not on the shifting sands of this age that will slip easily through the fingers of time and be no more. Give careful thought to it, My Child, for I will judge all things, and great are the storms that are coming. Matt. 7:24-27, “Therefore, whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house upon the sand: and the rains descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, and it fell. And great was its fall.”

4/26/2018 A Prepared Place

I have prepared a place for you now. You are positioned where you are for such a time as this, and you have been raised in unity with Me to exercise authority in heavenly places. It is in the secret place of My dwelling where your spiritual authority is determined. Don’t forsake this place, for it’s where you are refreshed in spirit, understand My heart, and learn to wield the weapons of war in the heavenlies on behalf of your community. Don’t forsake your community and hide, for I have placed you there as a light to shine in the darkness. Remember, I have already prepared your way. Meet with Me in secret, and see My manifested power at work in the world through you. Matt. 6:6, “But you, when you pray, go into your room, and shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.” Eph. 2:4-7, “But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.”

4/25/2018 Come Deeper

Deeper. I want you to come to a deeper place of intimacy with Me where I will bring deeper understanding and revelation to you. Know that the deeper you go in Me, the greater the surrounding pressure. However, you can handle it. Take the plunge and come deeper. For there are many things that I would reveal to My Bride if she would but come away with Me to a deeper place. Song of Songs 2:10, “My darling speaks; He is saying to me, ‘Get up, My love! My beauty! Come away!”

4/24/2018 Be Ready

A state of readiness is a life lived in expectation of My coming – it is a life that is fulfilling its purpose and destiny in Me. To expect Me is to be prepared for Me. Are you prepared to receive Me? Will I find you doing what I have asked of you? Will I find that you have been faithful? This is the life of the blessed – the one that lives, eagerly awaiting My entry into every aspect of their life at all times. Matt. 24:44-47, “Therefore, you too are always to be ready, for the Son of Man will come when you are not expecting Him. Who is the faithful and sensible servant whose Master puts him in charge of the household staff, to give them their food at the proper time? It will go well with that servant if he is found doing his job when his master comes. Yes, I tell you that He will put him in charge of all He owns.” CJB

4/23/2018 Cultivate Patience

Patience is a difficult fruit to develop because it requires careful cultivation on your part. Its aim is to develop maturity and bring you to completion. The difficulty that so many experience in partaking of this fruit is that growth and maturity require something of you, but I say, seek to cultivate it. Patient people are easily able to guard their hearts and attitudes while waiting for My promises and purposes to manifest and they walk with great peace because they have learned the secret of waiting. Let patience have its perfecting work in you! James 1:4, “But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.”

4/20/2018 Be Still

Be still and know that I am God. Rest in the fact that you know and are known by the Creator of the Universe, your Maker, your Redeemer, your God. I have not abandoned you. Rather I AM what you need at this moment and all the subsequent moments that comprise this temporary life. Relax and know that the God who judges all things is aware of you at this moment, and do I not always do what is right? I want you to exchange the heaviness of your heart for the lightness that I offer. Relief of your burden is found in Me. Ps. 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God.” KJV

4/19/2018 Rebuking the Devourer

The enemy has been working to kill that which you have planted so that it doesn’t bear fruit. He is out to destroy the harvest and is working against you personally to bring weariness, discouragement, and condemnation into your heart. He wants you to give up, but DO NOT DO IT! For I have declared the work of your hands will bear much fruit, and the seeds that you have sown will grow. Continue to plant, continue to grow, for I am rebuking the enemy’s work over you because you have been faithful sow into My Kingdom even in your times of drought! Mal. 3:11, “I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,” says the Lord of Hosts.” NKJV

4/18/2018 I Have Named You

Many are allowing themselves to be defined by a name given to them by the world, and that name is a cheap counterfeit at best. I, however, have placed your destiny within the name I have called you by – Mine. What you have been hoping and searching for is not found around you or in you, but in Me. As you begin to fully realize to Whom you belong and the benefits of being My child, you will find that there is much awaiting you. Boldly step forward as the you I’ve created and named into the realm of faith – full of potential and possibilities! Dan.1:7, “The chief official gave them different names: to Daniel, he gave the name Belteshazzar; to Hananiah, Shadrach; to Mishael, Meshach; and to Azariah, Abednego.”

4/17/2018 Guard Your Heart

Guard what and who you allow access to your heart. Many are the schemes of the enemy to turn disappointed hopes into offense, giving bitterness a foothold in a heart created to worship Me. When you allow him to succeed, what should have been a gentle well-spring that was meant to provide life to those around you, becomes a torrent of bitter water that others will spew out of their mouths and reject. A wise sentry only allows that which sweetens and enhances the source of life. Acknowledge disappointment and send it on its way; do not befriend it. It comes in as a sympathetic fellow but will quickly become a giant to be slain if you allow it.  Prov. 4:23, “Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life.” NASB