10/15/2018 First Things First

Keep the first things first. Many things that you have ignored in your desire to prove yourself are the very things you to which you should be paying attention. Relationships should always take precedence. What does it profit you if you gain the whole world: promotions, accolades, wealth, and lose your soul, lose your relationships, and lose what was the original motivating factor of your pursuits? You have nothing to prove to Me. I chose you. Your family should not suffer the loss of your time and affection because you are so wrapped up in other things. People make up families, churches, workplaces, and nations. How do your actions affect others? Pursue Me and ground yourself in love. Love is an eternal characteristic that can only be practiced towards that which lasts for an eternity – people. All else is temporary and fleeting. Reprioritize My people. When your heart is aligned with Mine, people will be your priority and your actions will follow accordingly. Matt. 22:37-39, “Jesus said to Him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” NKJV

10/12/2018 Uncommon Fullness

My Child, hold your position despite the enemy’s attempts to shake you. Remain steadfast in the place I have put you for now, and do not concern yourself with the future. I have perfectly positioned you in the now for what is to come. I have positioned you for an abundance of life in Me and for eternal Kingdom advancement. Hold fast, for I have called you to a more excellent, yet uncommon fullness of My Spirit that will give shape and definition to where you are and the calling I have given you, as well as peace and joy in the ongoing journey. John 1:14, 16, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth…and of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace.”

10/11/2018 Don’t Be Deceived

Stay in step and in tune with My Spirit, for there is a spirit of this world propagating a wisdom of this age that does not align with My ways or My thoughts. It parades itself as new when it is old; its message has not changed, only its tactics. It is characterized by an emphasis on self: self-righteous, self-advancing, self-healing, self-concerned. It is an inwardly focused philosophy promoting itself as outwardly attentive. Don’t be deceived by this. My Child, you were made in My image. Confident in who you are and walking in wholeness, yes, but as a giver: a lover of mankind. It has never been about what you can accomplish yourself (for within self, nothing good dwells), but about dwelling in harmony with Me, being led by My Spirit as a minister of light to those around you. Examine yourself that you do not compromise with the spirit of this age – it will take all and give nothing, leaving you spiritually bankrupt and blind to the truth. Walk according to My Spirit. 2 Cor. 4:1-4, “Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not lose heart. But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.” NKJV

10/10/2018 Your Problems, My Power

The hindrances that are popping up in your life cannot prevent My promises from coming to pass, however, they can rob you of your joy if you allow it. Stop dwelling on what you don’t see and focus on the possibilities. Which is more obvious to you – your problems or My power? When you feel that you’re in between a hard place and a rock, don’t lament! Remember, I brought water from a rock twice, and I can do the same for you. Mark 9:22b-24, “’But if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.’ Jesus said to him, ‘If You can’! All things are possible for one who believes.’ Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, ‘I believe; help my unbelief!’” ESV

Yielded and Contrite

I desire people yielded to Me, who allow Me to move before them in everything. I desire a people who will not rely on their own understanding but will humble themselves before Me, seeking My face. I desire a people who have willingly fallen upon the Rock, whose hearts are broken before Me, for those are the ones whose sacrifices I will receive. Pride has no place in My presence. Set aside all of your assumptions and presumptions and come in brokenness. When you are positioned thus, I won’t turn you away, of that you can be sure. Your sacrifices mean nothing if your heart stands arrogantly before Me when you offer them. Ps. 51:16-17, “For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart – These, O God, You will not despise.” NKJV

10/8/2018 Choose this Day

Do not be troubled regarding people’s reactions to My voice and the move of My Spirit. Today is the day of salvation, and people are either for Me or against Me; there is no “happy medium.” I will not compromise to allow for sin, whether in the church or the world. Those that have a heart to listen will do so, and those that have set their hearts against Me, will not. You serve Me. For those that make Me their priority, for those who place Me above all, I will show Myself strong, and they will be known as My people and I as their God. Josh. 24:14-15, “Now, therefore, fear the LORD, serve Him in sincerity and truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve the LORD! And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” NKJV

10/5/2018 Overcome in Peace

Maintain a state of peace. I am not in the process of overcoming the world, I have overcome it, and because I have overcome it, you, too, can overcome the evil one. Do not allow his taunts and threats to deter you from the narrow way. Your attitude will play a major role in being an overcomer. Check yourself and your responses to what is happening around you. Let your reactions be ones of a person walking in peace. Yes, be angry, but sin not. A bad attitude is unbecoming a person who carries My name, and attitudes are as much a reflection of your heart’s state as your words. Be wise. Be circumspect. Have a good attitude that reflects a people at peace. I am not worried, why should you be? Overcome in peace. Rom. 5:1-5, “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we also have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” NKJV

10/4/2018 Hide in the Shadow

I am the One positioned over you, larger than you and your situation. I am the One who sees from above with perfect clarity and perspective – your sanctuary in and out of trouble. When you are thick in battle and it is fiercely raging, when you feel trapped by the enemy, fear not. Like a cloud providing relief from the blistering sun, so is My shadow to My Children. My shadow signals My arrival, and I am advancing behind you to fight on your behalf, putting to flight that which opposes My Child, who loves Me. When you feel that I’m not present and don’t know where to flee, run towards My shadow and you will be running straight towards Me. My Child, when you take shelter under My shadow, the enemy does not see you, but Him who casts the shadow over you – Me.  Rest in that. Ps. 91, “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.’…Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; for He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways… ‘Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation.” NKJV

10/3/2018 Faithful to My Promise

I will be true to My Word. Consider My servant, Caleb. For forty-five years he waited, holding close to his heart My promise. He was a man who had a steadfast heart, who only took possession of his inheritance at an older age. Even in his last years, he chose to take a step of faith and battle for what I had set aside for him. Remain faithful, holding fast to the Word I have given you. In due season you will step out and take the mountain of promise and dwell on it, both you and your children. Joshua 14, Heb. 11:33-34, “Who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.” NKJV

10/2/2018 The Power of the Word

Why are you asking for a sign? When did the Word of an Omnipotent God suddenly become not enough? By My Word, I created the world in six days. It is My Word I sent to heal your disease.  Just like My people in Israel, you have been yearning for signs that I will not give. I will not jump through your man-made hoops to prove I am God. I AM. My Children, you must learn the power that exists in My Word. It is not a book of stories to be dusted off; My Word is life and power. This is the battle that rages. Is My Word Truth, or isn’t it? Why pray for a sign when My Word, sharp and powerful, is for you? Use it, don’t nullify it with your unbelief. My Word is able to complete all I sent it to accomplish in you. My Child, take Me at My Word. 2 Tim. 3:13-17, “But evil men and imposters will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” NKJV