8/31/2018 Free From Depression

Free from Depression

Pressure is surrounding many of My children – extraordinary pressure. The enemy seeks to weigh you down, pressing you into the muck and the mire of those things beyond your control. This is depression – pressure that seeks to immobilize you and prevent you from stepping out and living the abundant life I have given you. Don’t heed the lies that pull you down, rather allow the truth I have spoken over you to lift you up out of this pressurized pit. You are accepted! You are loved! You are above and not beneath! I am for you, not against you! Let the thoughts I have toward you, those that speak of a future and a hope, become your own, bringing you out to a place of healing and restoration. A place where you actively engage life! Ps. 16:8-11, “I have set the Lord always before me; because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved. Therefore, my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; my flesh also will rest in hope. For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption. You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” NKJV

8/30/2018 Look Beyond

If you would have My heart, you must look beyond your own assumptions and presumptions. It does not matter how much natural knowledge you have if you are unable to see what lies beyond what your eyes see. There is much you do not know, and if you would be a person of truth, then you must rely upon My Holy Spirit who alone leads and guides into truth. Seek Me on the matters that concern your heart. Let seeking Me be your first course of action. Learn to tame your tongue (even when asked your opinion) and walk lovingly in the discernment I have given you. People are My priority – all people. Your anger is appropriate, but judgment and vindication I reserve for Myself. Rom. 12:19-21, “Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, ‘Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,’ says the Lord. Therefore, ‘If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.’ Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” NKJV

8/29/2018 I Know Where You Are

I know where you are. Some are lost, frantic to find their way again. Others feel they are drowning in the storm, and still yet, some hiding in the stuff, unsure of purpose and calling. Some are in a pit of their own making. Rest assured, I know where you are and am waiting for you to call on Me to rescue you. If you will but call on My name, you will find that I am the Way, I am the hand reaching out in the waves and down in the pit. I am the One who is calling you out of the stuff to a meaningful life with purpose. I am the One who longs to have you walking by My side, and that is your choice alone. Let Me rescue you. Let Me be your Savior and Lord. Let Me be your friend. Ps. 139:1-3, “O LORD, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thoughts afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways.” NKJV

8/28/2018 Season of Transition

This is not a time to fear or worry. It is a time to press into Me, recognizing that I am the One orchestrating this time of transition. Are not the seasons of life held in My hand? There is more that I have for you; more that I am going to do through you, but you must first pass through this season. It is not a long transition, but it is a vital transition. Allow the Holy Spirit to search your heart and make the necessary heart and course corrections. You must be correctly aligned to begin this new journey that you are embarking on. Never fear – I am with you. Be courageous. I am leading you into triumph! Joshua 1:9, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” NKJV

8/27/2018 Spiritual Fog

Just as there has been a physical haze affecting the bodies of people from the fires, so there is spiritual haze affecting the senses of My people from the fires the enemy has started around them. The enemy’s work is causing blurry vision and preoccupation with the effects upon the self. I tell you that this is not overcome in your own power! Have I not told you that it is not by might, nor by power, but by MY SPIRIT? The same Spirit that raised Me from the dead is at work in you. Stop focusing on the superficial and ask the Spirit to show you what can only be discerned according to the spirit. He will guide you in the way of truth. As you grasp hold of His hand, He will lead you to a place on high that transcends the spiritual fog surrounding you, granting the discernment you need in this hour.  John 16:13, “When He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.” NKJV

8/23/2018 Relationship is Cultivated

Relationship is not imparted, it is cultivated. No one can suddenly make you have a deeper relationship with Me, though the desire can be stirred. You must act on it. Relationship with Me is at the center of Kingdom living – if you will draw near to Me, I’ll draw near to you. This is no secret. Know, however, that coming close brings Kingdom changes that are at first uncomfortable to your flesh. My presence not only brings revelation, but it reveals the deepest recesses of your own heart. Are you willing to go the distance with Me? I am waiting for you with great anticipation! Rev. 3:20, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come into him and dine with him, and he with Me.” NKJV

8/21/2018 Grace! Grace!

Even in the place of captivity, I called you. I called you out to a future full of hope and purpose. This future was not contingent upon your then circumstances, but on you faithfully following Me out of them. You were weak, but in My strength, I have brought you to a place where I am using you to bring Me glory. Do not look back to your captivity but look forward. My power is enabling you to overcome all the obstacles to these purposes, both seen and unseen. That which seems insurmountable will fall away before you because of My presence at work in you. Yes, My grace is sufficient for you! Zech. 4:6-7, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of Hosts. ‘Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain! And he shall bring forth the capstone with shouts of ‘Grace! Grace to it!’” NKJV

8/20/2018 A Way of Escape

I am the God who puts to flight the enemy who comes in like a flood against you. I am the God who raises up a standard; the God who makes a way where there seems to be no way. There is no need to stand and look to your right or left, even behind, wondering what direction to take to flee from the onslaught that has come against you. I have made a way for you. Open your eyes and look. Look with eyes of faith and a heart of belief, and you will see. Go through the door I’ve opened, and like the sea that closed over the enemies of My people, so, too, will I entrap the enemy that would pursue you. You are My beloved and I am for you. Trust Me in this attack and allow Me to lead you out. Ex. 14:13-14, “Stop being so fearful! Remain steady, and you will see how ADONAI is going to save you. He will do it today – today you have seen the Egyptians, but you will never see them again! ADONAI will do battle for you. Just calm yourselves down!” CJB 

8/17/2018 Stand Firm in My Spirit

Know that though shadows are trying to encroach upon My people, even though darkness attempts to snuff the light of My glory, it will not prevail. For I have set you as a light to the world – a city on a hill. Did I not say that I would build My church and the gates of hell would not prevail? You are children of light, illuminating the dark that would cause people to stumble and fall. Stand firm in My Spirit and He will sustain you, enabling you to minister My life, love, and hope to those who would succumb to death. I Thes. 5:5-8, “You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of the darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation.” NKJV

8/16/2018 Give Me Your Pain

You prayed, and then there was pain. No, My Child, I didn’t cause the pain. It was already there – the heartache and pain of the fall. It surfaced so that it might be dealt with, as I move to answer your prayer. Lay the pain at My feet, then step back and watch Me work. I know it is a struggle to release it, but you must do so, knowing I will work all things together for good. The answer you prayed for is found in letting go and letting Me. Ps. 34:17-19, “The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all.” NKJV