Category Archives: Occasional Thoughts

6/17/2019 Breakaway for Breakthrough

Breakthrough will be accompanied by a breakaway.  It will be a breakaway from sin and fleshly ways of thinking, as well as pasts to which people have become attached. I desire a future and a hope for you! As My people breakaway from self and the opinions of man, clinging unto Me alone there will be a supernatural strength and ability that arise in the face of adversity, enabling My people to breakthrough – for it is not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit alone that you overcome. Breakthrough will come and with it a release of My Spirit that will draw others to Me, bringing healing and provision of every kind with it. First, though, you must breakaway from any form of unbelief that has so easily ensnared you and the traditions of man, and hold fast to the Word I have given that you may be freed from a cycle of defeat. There is nothing impossible to those who believe! Gal. 1:10, “For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.” KJV

6/14/2019 The Breath of God

You have prayed that I would breathe upon My people again. Are you prepared for that, My people? I desire that I inhale the sweet fragrance of My children – yes, those found in Christ. Will I find you in Him as I inhale? Yes, I desire to put My people on display as I did Job, confounding the enemy. Understand though that My breath gives life and it also consumes. When I breathe out, it will be to consume all that is displeasing to Me that life may abound in you. My child, be aware of what you ask, for My breath both confronts and creates. Are you ready for Me to do so in you?  2 Cor. 2:14-17, “But thanks be to God, who always puts us on display in Christ, and spreads through us in every place the scent of knowing Him. For to God we are the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. To some we are a scent of death leading to death, but to others, a scent of life leading to life. And who is competent for this? For we are not like the many who make a trade in God’s message for profit, but as those with sincerity, we speak in Christ, as from God and before God.” HCSB Heb. 12:26-29, “His voice shook the earth at that time, but now He has promised, ‘Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also heaven.’ Now this expression, ‘Yet once more,’ indicates the removal of what can be shaken – that is created things – so that what is not shaken might remain. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us hold on to grace. By it, we may serve God acceptably, with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire.” HCSB Job 33:4, “The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.” Job 4:8-9, “In my experience, those who plow injustice and those who sow trouble reap the same. They perish at a single blast from God and come to an end by the breath of His nostrils.” HCSB

6/13/2019 Restoration to Ministry

Many feel as though I am done with them, believing themselves finished with ministry. I am healing the brokenness inside of you and am also restoring the confidence to minister. Your calling is sure, and though you have not stepped into it for a season, this does not mean I have forsaken you or that you have completed all of My purpose for you. As you spend time in My presence, allowing the fragmented pieces of your soul to be made whole, I will provide opportunities. Yes, there are occasions for ministry all around you. Only choose to submit to My plans and purposes, follow My direction, and let Me take the lead. I will show you how to minister while remaining in My rest. This is imperative for all who answer My call. Jer. 17:14, “Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; Save me, and I shall be saved, for You are my praise!”

6/12/2019 See from My Perspective

Seek to view things from My perspective. Revelation, vision, forgiveness, and being perfected to wholeness rely on seeing from My standpoint. None can be accomplished when you refuse to budge and willfully evaluate your life from where you stand. From your viewpoint, life is dire, and people are hopeless, indeed. I am God, and only I can see all as it truly is. You must ascend to My mountain, choosing to release all preconceived notions to Me and allow Me to open your eyes to the truth. When you begin to see correctly, things will start to fall into place and what once was difficult will be seen with eyes that understand and perceive accurately. Is. 40:25-28, “Who will you compare Me to, or who is My equal? Asks the Holy One. Look up and see: who created these? He brings out the starry host by number; He calls all of them by name. Because of His great power and strength, not one of them is missing. Jacob, why do you say, and Israel, why do you assert: ‘My way is hidden from the LORD, and my claim is ignored by my God?’ Do you not know? Have you not heard? Yahweh is the everlasting God, the Creator of the whole earth. He never grows faint or weary; there is no limit to His understanding. He gives strength to the weary and strengthens the powerless.” Col. 3:1-4, “So if you have been raised with the Messiah, seek what is above, where the Messiah is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on what is above, not on what is on the earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with the Messiah in God. When the Messiah, who is your life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.” HCSB

6/11/2019 A Change of Landscape with a New Song

Behold, I am changing the landscape! Yes, before your very eyes, I am doing this thing. Release the past to Me – I am doing something new, and while the vision remains, behind the scenes, I am orchestrating a new symphony against the backdrop of My throne room. While it holds the sound of its Composer and contains hints of past works, it is entirely unique. It holds crescendos that will release fire into My people’s hearts while unblocking the flow of the river from My throne and is accompanied by the wind of My Spirit. Do you hear it, My Child? Are you absorbing the new sound and stepping into this new landscape I have painted, letting go of the past’s backdrops? Indeed, the landscape is changing, and My song is rearranging things to align with the river flowing from My throne room. Eph. 5:15-21, “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. And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another in the fear of God.” Ps. 150:1-2, 6 “Praise the Lord! Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty firmament. Praise Him for His mighty acts; praise Him according to His excellent greatness!…Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD!” NKJV

6/10/2019 Carriers of Revival

I am not preparing a one-time release of revival fire. No, I am transforming a people who will be carriers of revival within their hearts, spreading it as they go. For those who will seek My face, surrendering all to Me, I will place a fire within them that will burn hot – a passion for My presence, a hunger for My heart, a zeal for My house, and a yearning to be an accurate reflection of Me in the world. All of this will be accompanied by signs and wonders not only in churches but in the marketplace and homes, as well. I am calling forth church fathers and mothers who hear My heartbeat to begin to train up those under them to be these carriers of revival fire – to train My Children to listen and obey My voice, to walk in holiness after the Spirit not the flesh, and to be examples of self-sacrifice and boldness, unashamed of My gospel, understanding it is the power of God to salvation. Rise up, O My people! Rise up, and awaken, putting aside what is dead and embrace the life that is in Me! It’s time for My Bride to emerge! Joel 2:23-30a, “Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God; for He has given you the former rain faithfully, and He will cause the rain to come down for you – the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month. The threshing floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil. So I will restore to you the years the swarming locust has eaten, the crawling locust, the consuming locust, and the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you. You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, who has dealt wondrously with you; and My people shall never be put to shame. Then you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel: I am the LORD your God and there is no other. My people shall never be put to shame. And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days. I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth…”NKJV

6/7/2019 I Will Do What is Right

Will I not do what is right? Cast all your cares upon Me, for I care for you and am just in all of My judgments. I Am God, pre-existing My creation and there is no challenge I am unable to take up, no debt too great I cannot repay, no disease I am powerless to heal, no brokenness I am incapable of binding up. I AM able! Remember, in your weakness, I am strong. I hold your tears in a bottle, and your sorrows are not hidden from Me. All of My ways are true and upright. Let Me keep the concern of your heart, trusting I have your best interest in mind. You will come through to the other side of the storm in one piece – I am with you! Deut. 32:1-4, “Give ear, O heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth. Let my teaching drop as the rain, my speech distill as the dew, as raindrops on the tender herb, and as showers on the grass. For I proclaim the name of the LORD: ascribe greatness to our God. He is the Rock, His work is perfect; for all His ways are justice, a God of truth and without injustice; righteous and upright is He.” NKJV

6/6/2019 Time of the New Wine

Don’t allow past disappointments past to determine the trajectory of your future, for, behold, I am doing a NEW thing. I am releasing the new wine! Now, strengthen yourself in Me, for no one who sets his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God, and I have called you to spiritual fitness. It is time to move forward. Yes, move forward in faith, forgetting what is behind, knowing that all things are possible to those who believe. Matt. 9:16-17, “No one puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for the patch pulls away from the garment, and the tear is made worse. Nor do they put new wine into old wineskins, or else the wineskins break, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But they put new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.” NKJV

6/5/2019 The Miraculous

No one thought of a virgin birth, walking on water, or even a coin in a fish’s mouth and yet all brought about My purpose. My ways and thoughts are higher than your own, therefore concede your will to Mine that My purposes may be accomplished in you. You have prayed for the miraculous with a preconceived notion of how that will occur. My Child, there are infinite possibilities for My glory to be made manifest in you. The miraculous may not be as dramatic as you would like, but My creative power is often manifest in the simple things, indeed, if you would look, it is already at work in you. If you would have the miraculous released through you, a humble and contrite spirit is non-negotiable. You must learn to bend with the flow of My Spirit. I am seeking out those who will move with fluidity, united with Me, not focused on My hand, but upon My heart to see My purposes worked out in the world.  Eph. 3:20-21, “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” NKJV

6/4/2019 Church Alive!

Just as in these times good is called evil and evil called good, so, too, there are churches which are alive that are being called dead and those that are dead being called alive. Remember, I do not look at outward appearances. My church is one that stands apart from the pervasive culture, standing upon My Word, not the world’s interpretation of it. Look, therefore, in hidden places. My church is not what’s popular, but are those bodies daring to speak forth the truth. My church seeks for My guidance and My glory alone, not that of anyone else. I will surprise these congregations! Yes, their prayers have ascended to Me amid these troubling times, and I am going to surprise them with My favor! They have been tried as bodies in the furnace of affliction and been refined. These places I will revive. What seemed so hard before, My Spirit will make it easy for them. Where there was weariness, there will be supernatural strength, and where there was lack, there will be abundant provision. What appeared dead and lifeless, will suddenly be a hub of My glory among the nations and many will stand in wonder at what I, the One who was dead and is now alive, have done!  Rev. 1:18, “I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.” NKJV