3/29/2019 A Vision: “Flip the Hand”

As I was spending time with the Lord this morning, I saw a hand and upon the fingers of the hand were written the five-fold ministry giftings. The hand was palm-down and underneath the hand were a group of people I understood instinctively to be the church. It was as though the hand was trying to act as a covering for the people and I heard the Lord say, “Flip the hand.” As He said this, the hand of the five-fold moved from being over the people of the church to under the people of the church. When the hand was positioned properly under the people, the people were lifted up towards heaven and began to grow and mature in the things of God. What I believe the Lord was showing me was that He was going to return the five-fold ministry giftings back to their original position – that of edifying and lifting up the Body of Christ, so that maturity can come forth. I think it’s important to note that as the people matured and were lifted up, so the five-fold ministries were, as well. Also, this movement was a fluid movement, not difficult at all, but unified, not one finger above another. The lifting of the hand itself was not fast, but steady in pace and intentional in its direction up toward God, all as an offering of worship to Him. Again, as the hand moved position, the people were not inclined to step out of the hand, because there was upward movement and increasing proximity towards the Lord, where previously people were stepping out from beneath the hand. If you’re a part of the five-fold ministry, let’s together and in one accord act on the Word of the Lord and be intentional about undergirding and serving His Church. Eph. 4:11-15, “And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the Body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head – Christ…”NKJV

3/28/2019 The Smile of God

You have prayed for Me to smile upon you. Do you not see it? Do you not comprehend it? My face is indeed shining upon you. Where My smile is there My glory abounds, there success dwells. I have not abandoned you. The opposite is true. Know that My smile shines through the darkest night and through every storm cloud. My smile upon you banishes every anxiety and expels the darkness that would seek to entrap you, granting you great peace. You are My beloved! My smile is upon you, encouraging and strengthening you in every endeavor that I have called you to set your hand upon. Look up and take a moment to smile back, knowing that I am the God of all Heaven and Earth, and the kiss of heaven is upon you! Num. 6:24-26, “The LORD bless you, and keep you; The LORD make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the LORD lift His countenance on you, and give you peace.” NKJV

3/27/2019 An Intentional Life

Just as I created you intentionally, live intentionally. Learn the secret of deliberately waiting on Me, allowing both your rest and your work to flow out of your time with Me. Intentionality is the secret to abiding in Me. It is a discipline that consciously recognizes that in Me you live and move and have your being. Plan every day to be one of walking in the spirit and resisting the flesh. In this way, when unexpected trials and sorrows arise, you have trained yourself to wait on Me and respond in Me. The intentional life is a life of abundance, balanced and continually renewed by Me. Eph. 5:15-17, “See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” NKJV Prov. 21:5, “The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.” ESV

3/26/2019 An Alpha Generation

Your testimony is important. There is a generation behind you that needs to know of My miraculous work in your life and My desire to bring about transformation. This generation does not require a superhero, it needs an Almighty God, a Gracious Father, a Redeeming Savior. Teach them of Me, so that they will be confident in Me and My desire to arise mightily through them to minister to their world. For there is yet a generation, though called “Z,” that will not be the end, but the beginning of a new thing that I will do in the earth. They will be mighty warriors for Me, and they will be so because I have called forth spiritual fathers and mothers to lead and train them in the way that they should go. I have placed within this generation the same attitude and courage of Joshua, and I am changing their name to reflect their destiny. They will not be an omega generation, but an alpha generation, taking the lead, while I will be their rear guard. Surround them now, so that as they move forward it will be with seasoned warriors on their side mentoring them, prepared to do battle with them. When they step forth, it will be done with maturity and great success! Ps. 78:5-8, “He raised up a testimony in Ya’akov [Jacob] and established a Torah [law] in Isra’el. He commanded our ancestors to make this known to their children, so that the next generation would know it, the children not yet born, who would themselves arise and tell their own children, who could then put their confidence in God, not forgetting God’s deeds, but obeying His mitzvot [commands]. Then they would not be like their ancestors, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation with unprepared hearts, with spirits unfaithful to God.” CJB

3/25/2019 Songs of Deliverance

I am releasing songs of deliverance over My people. They are songs that break chains of fear, emboldening My people and strengthening their hands. I am turning the tables on the enemy. The fetters the enemy has used, attempting to suppress the move of My Spirit through My people’s lives, will be turned back upon his head as the spirit of intimidation and fear are broken. No longer will My people cower before the works of darkness, but they will walk empowered to perform the works of My Spirit, causing those imprisoned by lies to step forth in the glorious freedom that truth brings. Open your ears to hear the sound of My song as it envelops and fills you, releasing a joy unspeakable that is full of My glory. Ps. 32:6-7, “Therefore let everyone who is godly pray to You in a time when you may be found; surely in a flood of great waters, they will not reach him. You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble; You surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah” NASB

3/22/2019 Little Surprises

Look for the little surprises. Don’t you know that I delight in giving good gifts to My children? I desire to show Myself as your Good Father who bestows on you both that which you’ve requested and those things that you have dreamed of in your heart that you have asked of Me. If I will take care of you in the small stuff, will I not also be the Father who will step into your circumstances in the significant, as well? This is covenant relationship – one in which the other can be counted on in every way, no matter what. You can count on Me. Come, let me turn what is the everyday norm into an extraordinary life in Me. John 21:12, “Jesus said to them, ‘Come and eat breakfast.’ Yet none of the disciples dared ask Him, ‘Who are You?’ – knowing that it was the Lord.” NKJV

3/21/2019 Stubborn Pursuit

When you feel like you’re falling apart, know that I am the God who is holding the pieces together, refusing to let go. Let Me walk through this with you. You’re in a battle, and you’ve grown weary. This is the time for boldness and strength. Now is the time to be stubborn and obstinate, pushing forward and refusing to let go. I have not forgotten My promise, and I am with you in your pursuit. Already I’ve released angelic hosts to fight alongside you, and My Word which I have spoken out of My mouth will accomplish what I have sent it to do. Be anxious for nothing, keeping your focus on Me. I will lead you through this rocky terrain, and you will come out on the other side victorious – whole and an Overcomer in Me! Josh. 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

3/20/2019 A Song for You

I’ll stand with you in the fire, I’ll reach for you in the storm, I’ll speak to you in the silence, and rejoice over you with a song. There’s no place you can hide from the pursuit of My love; no place you can flee where I will not follow. You are created by Me, embraced by Me, sustained by Me, loved by Me. The completion you’ve longed for, the missing piece, can only be found in Me. Let Me be both Lord and Lover of Your Soul. For you I came, for you, I died, and for you, I live. Now live with Me – the One who will hold you tenderly, drawing forth the purpose I placed in you so long ago, and let us walk together on this journey, putting your hand in Mine, secure in knowing you’ll never be abandoned and you’re never alone. Let My heart be forever imprinted upon your own.  I John 4:16, “We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.” NASB

3/19/2019 A Breakthrough Anointing

I am searching out those whose hearts are prepared for Me; a people who are positioned to receive and walk in the breakthrough anointing I am releasing. Many have prayed for a breakthrough, but not all have aligned themselves so that at My Word they can push past the barriers that have been holding them back. Some have just walked away in despair. I am calling you to stand in front of your wall once more and see what I will do on your behalf. Once more I am going to speak the Word that causes walls to crumble and doors to fly open. Position yourselves and prepare to praise, for though you’ve prayed long, you have stood faithfully, and now I am going to show My faithfulness again. Return once more that you can see the salvation of your LORD as I make a way through to what the enemy has tried to prevent. My Church will stand with strength and might, and the gates of hell will NOT prevail against it! Prepare to break through the walls that have stood against you to retrieve that which the enemy has stolen, plunder hell, and move forward in victory for My glory! I AM is going before you! Micah 2:13, “The breaker goes up before them: they break out, pass through the gate, and go out by it. So their king goes out before them, and the LORD at their head.” NASB

3/18/2019 Where Are You?

Where are you at? Where are you from and where are you going? Are you in a place of stagnation and death when you’re meant to be in a position of movement and overflowing with life? Are you walking away from sin to embrace Me? Do you know? Be aware, My children, of your surroundings – always know where you are. For the enemy is seeking to disorient and lead astray, but those who remain in Me and are consciously aware will be able to avoid the pitfalls and not be easily driven off course. If you are anxious and unsure, come and ask. It is My delight to provide direction and stability to you! I specialize in finding what is lost! Follow the leading of My Spirit in all things, the Guide who will lead you only into truth, and He will reveal all that is necessary for you to thrive even when walking through haze and fog. There is a joy that comes with knowing precisely where you are at and in which direction you are headed, and I rejoice over My children who seek continually to walk towards Me. Gen. 3:8-9, “They heard the voice of ADONAI, God, walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, so the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of ADONAI, God, among the trees in the garden. ADONAI, God, called to the man, ‘Where are you?’” CJB