Category Archives: Occasional Thoughts

4/19/2019 Resurrection

I AM He who was dead and is alive! Is there anything I am not able to resurrect? Am I not the God who is able to revive the spirit and make all things new? In and of yourself you can do nothing, however, if you will leave all in My hands, I will do the miraculous before your eyes. When you come to a place where you will release all to Me and surrender to the work of My Spirit, I will step in and do what you could not. That which is beneficial and good, I will resurrect, and that which needs to be laid to rest will be buried once and for all. I have called you to an abundance of life, an abundance of joy, an abundance of peace – abundance in Me! Do not despair, for I am alive and restoring all things to Myself. Col. 1:19-23a, “For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross. And you, who were once alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight – if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard…” NKJV

4/18/2019 Spiritual Fortitude in Battle

My Child, I am working within you spiritual fortitude that you may stand in these times; indeed, the days are evil, and you are in a battle. I desire that you be strong in Me, which requires My Spirit working within you, bringing transformation from the inside out. I never said that My work in you would be easily borne. I did promise that I would be with you always. I did promise that I would refine you and discipline you. Why do you marvel that I am doing exactly as I said I would? If you are going to walk according to My Word, you must expect that there will be separation from what is of the world and entering into what is of the Kingdom. My Child, fortitude is preceded by decisiveness. You must decide whom you will serve and make the choice to quit looking back. You must learn to wield the weapons of your warfare decisively and accurately. If you will allow Me to work in you, you will overcome. Joshua 24:22-24, “So Joshua said to the people, ‘You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen the LORD for yourselves, to serve Him.’ And they said, ‘We are witnesses!’ ‘Now therefore,’ he said, ‘put away the foreign gods which are among you, and incline your heart to the LORD God of Israel.’ And the people said to Joshua, ‘The Lord our God we will serve, and His voice we will obey!’’ Eph. 6:13, “Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”

4/17/2019 Anoint w/ Eye Salve

There is a fullness of My Spirit that causes scales to drop from eyes and an anointed eye salve that causes you to see. Seek it! Apply it! This can only happen as you approach Me humbly, acknowledging that My ways and thoughts are much higher than your own. I desire to open up for you the revelation of heaven, giving you an intimate knowledge of My person and My passions. This can happen only when you are desperate enough to lay aside the hurts that have caused you to believe a lie and seek that which only My Spirit can give, that which brings sight – the anointing that comes from a purposeful desire to know and embrace Truth. Many are they that seek justification of their own thoughts and opinions, few are they that seek Truth. Would you see and know Truth? Be filled with My Spirit and allow the anointing to break the yoke of the lie. Lay aside your pride and allow Me to illuminate the dark places that have held you captive and bring healing and wholeness to your life. Remember, it is the truth that sets you free, but first, you must know it! Rev. 3:17-20, “Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’ – and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked – I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore, be zealous and repent. 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

4/16/2019 Death: A Prerequisite for Resurrection

Death always precedes resurrection. If you would rise in resurrection power, then you must first die to the flesh. There are no shortcuts; it must be a certain death. While death is painful, walking in My resurrection power far surpasses the sacrifice, for from the beginning this is what I purposed for you. An abundance of life is experienced to the degree that you die to self and live in Me. It is your choice whether to be free of sin or to remain its captive. I have withheld nothing from you.  Rom. 6:3-7, “Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore, we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so, we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin.” NKJV

4/15/2019 Leviathan Unraveled

Leviathan will be defeated, and the truth will prevail. The twisting of words and outright lies will be straightened out and cause those caught up in them to turn on each other, destroying themselves. There will be pointing of fingers to cast blame, but the truth will prevail, taking many who thought it hidden and buried by surprise. I am a God of light, and there is no darkness in Me. The stench of deception and betrayal has arisen before My throne. The exposure that is coming will be such that people will be able to see the dividing line and will have to choose to continue in their stubbornness and purposely walk deceived or decide to finally embrace truth. I have said, “Enough!” Opportunity after opportunity has been given for truth to be revealed, but if man wills it not so, I will see to it! I will make clear the way before My people, who have prayed, who have sought My face, and bring forth clarity where there has been confusion, peace where there has been chaos, and strength to stand firm where there has been weakness. I AM GOD, and there IS NONE BESIDE ME! Is. 27:1-5, “On that day ADONAI, with His great, strong, relentless sword, will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent, the twisting serpent Leviathan; He will slay the sea monster. On that day, a pleasant vineyard – sing about it! ‘I, ADONAI, guard it. Moment by moment I water it. So that no harm will come to it, I guard it night and day. I have no anger in Me. If it gives Me briars and thorns, then, as in war, I will trample it down and burn it up at once; unless it takes hold of My strength, in order to make peace with Me, yes to make peace with Me.” CJB

4/12/2019 Tarry and Travail

I have already prepared a new wine for My people and am watching for those who have prepared themselves to receive it. I cannot pour it into old wineskins – they are not able to hold it. Where are those who will risk all for the fulfillment of My Word in them? Who will choose to embrace Me and proclaim the totality of My Word and My holiness; to tarry and travail when all others have walked away? Into these, will I pour out a new anointing. These will be carriers of My Spirit’s revelation and power because they have chosen to wait and to labor amid painful circumstances to see My Word manifested in them. These are for whom I diligently search. Those who will so intimately identify with My heart, that I can entrust My plans and purposes in detail – a people who will both tarry and travail for the joy of knowing Me. Matt. 26:40-41, 43-45a “Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, ‘What? Could you not watch with Me one hour? Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit is indeed willing, but the flesh is weak’…and He came and found them asleep again, for their eyes were heavy. So He left them, went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words. Then He came to His disciples and said to them, ‘Are you still sleeping and resting? Behold the hour is at hand…”

Proclaim My Victory

Proclaim My victory! Yes, proclaim MY victory, for as you declare, so you will live. The earth is Mine and all that is in it, and every triumph over the enemy belongs to Me. Is anything too hard for Me, anything impossible for your LORD? I AM the Worker of Wonders, and I delight in doing wonderful work in and for My people. Keep looking for My victory, not your defeat. Yes, even as Elijah’s servant kept returning and watching, on the seventh time he saw a cloud the shape of a man’s hand. Yes, there is a cloud of refreshment on your horizon, My child, bearing the form of My hand! Keep proclaiming My victory as you look for Me, and see what I will do, for you will be unable to outrun the outpouring I have for you. Ps. 96:1-7a, “Sing to ADONAI a new song! Sing to ADONAI, all the earth! Sing to ADONAI, bless His name! Proclaim His victory day after day! Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples! For ADONAI is great, and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared more than all gods, For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but ADONAI made the heavens. In His presence are honor and majesty; In His sanctuary, strength and splendor. Give ADONAI His due…” CJB

4/9/2019 A Vast, Open Space

You have felt held back in your relationship with Me. My child, even now I am dealing with the unresolved issues of the past and bringing you out into a lush valley. The resistance you have been experiencing is the last vestige of what has previously defined you. You are being brought out into a new place where your identity is not found in past accomplishments, titles, or even failures, but found solely in Me. Rest assured that I have not abandoned you to the narrow crevices people and circumstances have tried to force you into. No! I am lifting you out to a place where you are free to dance in a vast, open space. The things that have made you feel stuck are being broken up and falling at your feet – no longer holding you back, but releasing you to walk over them victoriously into the fullness of life I have purposed for you from the foundations of the earth. Ps. 118:4-6, “Oh let those who fear the LORD say, “His lovingkindness is everlasting.’ From my distress I called upon the LORD; the LORD answered me and set me in a large place. The LORD is for me; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” NASB

4/8/2019 Revival and Renewal

Revival will come to those who want to be revived, and renewal to those who desire to be renewed – to such as seek My face. Draw close to Me, and I will draw near to you. I am not far off, neither am I unaware of you. I am even now reestablishing My Church in truth and grace, breathing the life of My Spirit into it, both individually and corporately. Do not chase after mere manifestations, but seek Me where you are at, living your life in Me, and be revived. For My Spirit will fan the flames of what the enemy has attempted to extinguish in you – your love for Me, your passion for My presence, your boldness in the face of adversity. My church will arise in power, greater than the world has seen. Do not count yourselves out, but continue on, pursuing Me; following Me. Though you begin in perceived weakness, you will finish strong, though not by your own might, nor by your own power, but by My Spirit who has been given free reign and rein in you. Ps. 85:2-7, “You forgave the iniquity of your people; You covered all their sin. Selah. You withdrew all Your fury; You turned away from Your burning anger. Restore us, O God of our salvation, and cause Your indignation toward us to cease. Will You be angry with us forever? Will you prolong your anger to all generations? Will You not Yourself revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You? Show us Your lovingkindness, O LORD, and grant us Your salvation.” NASB

4/5/2019 A Consuming Fire

I am a consuming fire. My Spirit is even now igniting places within you that you believed were only ash. Yes, My Spirit is fanning the flame to once again bring life to that which was dead within you, and even as life is brought forth, He is consuming that which is not of Me. Do not fear the fire, for it purifies and refines, sanctifies and sets apart. My fire is an indication that My eyes are upon you. It is My desire that you be a carrier of My glory, spreading the flames of My revelation – a revelation of My person and power – to the world. I am going to sear My image upon your own so that all of the fleshly nature will be consumed, leaving only the sweet-smelling offering of your life, totally surrendered to Me. Heb. 12:27-29, “Now this, ‘Yet once more,’ indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consuming fire.” NKJV