1/31/2019 Look for the Lesson in the Storm

You have prayed to know My ways and not just My acts, and I am answering your prayer. Did you think that the enemy would stand by and just allow you to grow spiritually in Me and not attempt to destroy everything I am doing in and through you? You have prayed for your faith to be increased, and faith is tried not in the calm, but in the storm. Yes, you are being tossed about on tempestuous waves, but I will bring you through to the other side. Rest in Me and look for the lesson in the storm, starting with the knowledge that My ways and thoughts are greater than yours. Ps. 103:1-7, “Bless the LORD, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the LORD, o my soul, and forget not all of His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. The LORD executes righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed. He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel.” NKJV

1/30/2019 Trust Me Above All

My Child, I long for you to believe Me when I tell you that I am not withholding from you any good thing. I Am your Good Shepherd, and you lack for nothing under My tender care. Why then the angst? My heart breaks to see My children knowing I am able but wondering if I will to do so. All that I have is yours – I’ve only requested your belief. Without faith, it is impossible to please Me, not because I am difficult, but because it doesn’t please Me to see you in want when I’ve given you access to all that pertains to life and godliness. It is impossible to walk in faith and at the same time fear, or to walk in the spirit when you are giving more credence to the flesh. You must not be double-minded in anything, but choose that which is better – a faith-filled life in the spirit that can only be found as you remain in Me. In Me every need is met, ever concern resolved, every mountain climbed, every fear banished. It is My good pleasure to do this for you and more, as you choose to trust Me above all else. Ps. 20:1-10, “May ADONAI answer you in times of distress, may the name of the God of Jacob protect you. May He send you help from the sanctuary and give you support from Zion. May He be reminded by all your grain offerings and accept the fat of your burnt offerings. May He grant you your heart’s desire and bring all your plans to success. Then we will shout for joy at your victory and fly our flags in the name of our God. May ADONAI fulfill all your requests. Now I know that ADONAI gives victory to His anointed one – He will answer him from His holy heaven with mighty victories by His right hand. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we praise the name of ADONAI our God. They will crumple and fall, but we will arise and stand erect. Give victory, ADONAI! Let the King answer us the day we call.” CJB

1/29/2019 Rise Up from a Position of Defeat

Rise up from a position of defeat. As the attacks of the enemy are becoming more visible and threatening, I am working behind the scenes orchestrating your ultimate victory and triumph. What you are experiencing is not to break you, but to bring Me glory as you are released into a greater measure of freedom and anointing than you have experienced before. For this you were brought into the world, that My glory would shine through you. The designs of the enemy cannot overtake the purposes and words I have spoken over your life. Trust Me. While you do not yet see the manifestation of it, remember that you do not live by what you see. Your victory is unseen, yet eternal, so persevere, My Child. Know that you are not being broken, but strengthened; not overcome, but overcoming; not beaten, but bestowed with a greater measure of My Spirit as you are on the verge of walking into all that I have for you. Stand in this storm as the undefeated warrior you are! 2 Cor. 4:7-10, “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed – always carrying in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.” NKJV

1/28/2019 More Than

I want to be more than anything to you. Let Me be more than the hurt you hold, the disappointment you suffer, and the rejection you carry. Let Me be more than the bitterest response you could compose and more than the hiding place where you isolate yourself. Let Me be more than the anger and more than the song. Let Me be more than the sun on a rainy day, more than the happiest of life’s moments and your closest relationship – just let Me be more than. When all of what life entails grows dim in the light of who I am to you, you will have walked into the complete freedom of being Mine alone. When I am your more than, all will align itself in its proper position. You will find that wherever life takes you, you will live in a place of joyous rest and peace ready to face every day with confidence because no matter what I am more than enough for you. Matt. 10:37-39, “He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.” NKJV

1/25/2019 Pray for Unity

Pray, My Precious Ones! Pray that My you may be one even as My Father and I are One. Unity is crucial in this time and you cannot neglect the rest of My Body over trivial matters that are doctrines of men. You, be found in Me. If all who love me and long for My appearing will come together and pray, there will be a fresh release of power and influence within My Church that cannot be ignored. You are not called to take sides against one another, but to walk in oneness. Alone you are sick and people run from the stench of brokenness when members of My Body are cut apart, separated from each other. I would have a whole Body, standing as one, united IN Me alone. Pray, and then find ways to reconcile one to another that you may stand in these last days a whole Bride who moves in fluidity and with power. 1 Cor. 1:10, “Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.” NKJV

1/24/2019 You Can Ascend

No one can ascend to My presence in their own strength or of themselves. That’s why I descended – that you may ascend. Forgiveness, though costly, is easily given, but not necessarily easily received. The plot of the enemy is to keep you preoccupied with self, wallowing in condemnation, for in doing so, he prevents you from entering your place on My holy hill. Do not allow him to do so. If you receive the forgiveness I’ve already granted, you will rise above the plans and designs of the enemy to keep you bound and paralyzed. It’s by dwelling in Me you can truly live and move and have your being. In Me you have life and can freely ascend to where I am, boldly approaching My throne of grace. Ps. 15:1, “LORD, who may abide in Your tabernacle? Who may dwell in Your holy hill?” Heb. 4:15-16, “For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” NKJV

1/23/2019 A Greater Glory

What are the present troubles you are facing? Know this, that I determined long ago that I would reveal a deeper glory through you that would eclipse whatever trouble you would face. Do not worry, My Child. My glory will be released as you step out in faith beyond the fear that is attempting to distress you. Continue to advance, knowing that never was a battle fought on behalf of My Kingdom that I did not provide for My soldiers. I have ordered a release of resources, refreshment of spirit, and reinforcements to assist in this battle you are waging, so let My victory revive your spirit that it may be renewed in purpose. Resolve to press through knowing that the glory revealed in you will be well worth it. Rom. 8:18-19, “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.” NKJV

1/21/2019 I’m In Your Now

I alone can step into your yesterday, redeeming your past. I alone can see your tomorrow to guide your every step. Give both to Me today and let Me walk with you in the now. Don’t allow the enemy to bring shame and condemnation over what My blood has covered or give place to fear and worry over what will be. Rather walk in My joy today and My peace concerning tomorrow. Forget what is behind and press forward; I AM with you where you are now. Allow My presence to be your comfort and walk forward as My child with unwavering confidence that I as your Father will see to all that concerns you. Deut. 31:6, “Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” NKJV

1/18/2019 A Season to Bear Fruit

Many have felt unproductive in their walk with Me and in their ministry. Do not dismay, for I planted you where you are at and your season to bear fruit is upon you. You have submitted to the work of My hands. You have gradually been brought to maturity because you have absorbed the water of My Word, and now you will see fruit begin to come forth. If you will obey My voice and continue to submit to My pruning, I will ensure that this is just one of many seasons of harvest. Do not be discouraged, for you are a Tree of Righteousness in My orchard. Look up, My Child, there are blossoms beginning to appear! Ps. 1:3, “They are like trees planted by streams – they bear their fruit in season, their leaves never wither, everything they do succeeds.” CJB

1/17/2019 Word of Warning

Be careful, My people. Not everything clothed as a sheep is one, and not everything presented as a blessing is one. For you live in a day where evil is called good, and good evil. This is not only in the world but has infiltrated My church in the form of compromise. Have I not said, “I am a jealous God?” My people – My very own church – has sold itself to the highest bidder, profaning My Name and ignoring My ways, asking, “What does it profit us to serve the Lord in holiness,” and “What does it profit us to teach truth?” If you knew My Word and kept My Covenant, you would know and understand. Return to Me, and I will return to you. Seek Me, and you will find Me. Ask, and I will open to you. Try Me and see if I do not open the windows of heaven. Do not forsake My covenant – it is one of peace and one of life. This is the profit of the church, that I am a God who sees and answers. I am God, who in love has stayed His hand waiting for you. To those who will walk in fear of Me, I will call you Mine. For I am jealous for My Bride, My Church, and My covenant with her is pure. I am coming for her and am calling her forth without spot or wrinkle. The time of decision is upon you. Will you choose Me? Mal. 3:16-18, “Then those who feared ADONAI spoke together; and ADONAI listened and heard. A record book was written in His presence for those who feared ADONAI and had respect for His Name. ‘They will be Mine,’ says ADONAI-Tzva’ot [the LORD of Hosts], ‘on the day when I compose My own special treasure. I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him. Then once again you will see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between the person who serves God and one that doesn’t serve Him.” CJB

For additional reference: Is. 5:20, Mal. 3:7, Jer. 29:13, Matt. 7:7, Mal. 3:10