Category Archives: Occasional Thoughts

2/8/2019 Hidden Nets

There are hidden nets that have been laid down for My people – you must use wisdom in all things! Now is not the time to grow comfortable with where you are at but press forward.   Watch and practice wielding the Sword of the Spirit that should you fall into these traps intentionally set for your demise, you are able to free yourself from these ungodly entanglements. Some of these nets are more obvious than others – like fear and doubt – while others are subtler, skillfully laid out by twisting Scripture, false prophecy and a false sense of security. Do not be deceived. It is far better for you to be able to recognize these right away and avoid them altogether by choosing to check and test all things with the Word than to spend precious time having to free yourself when you are to be ministering deliverance to others. Be wise and harmless, remembering that My Spirit is with you, to lead and guide you to the truth. Heb. 4:12, “For the Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and the intents of the heart.” NKJV Ps. 31:3, “Free me from the net they have hidden to catch me, because You are my strength.” CJB

2/7/2019 Asking for More?

I have heard you cry out for more. My Child, I will give you more when you do something with what I have already given you. If I gave you more now, you wouldn’t be able to carry it. If you will step out into what I have already granted, you will find there is a limitless supply of “more.” Do not say, “I need more before I will move into what the Lord has called me to,” but rather step forth, day by day, into what I have revealed to you already. I have already placed power within you so begin now. Begin to step out in the power that is already residing in you, trusting Me to complete what I have started. At each step I will provide the “more” you need – increased strength, wisdom, direction, empowerment – for the next leg of your journey. Does an athlete need a bike during the swimming portion of a triathlon? No, it would only weigh him down! Be patient, and I will give you more as you diligently press forward in Me. Eph. 3:20-21, “Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.” NASB

2/6/2019 My Holiness – Your Standard

My holiness is the standard for your life. You are to be holy, as I am holy. Holiness is the outward manifestation of what has been completed in your inner man and proof of your submission to the work of the Holy Spirit within you. Holiness is not something you do, but who you are. It is not characterized by pride and judgment, but by humility, love, and a choice to allow others to see you as set apart for My glory, allowing every choice to become an act of worship to Me. It is evidenced by a heart quick to repent of anything that offends Me. The test of true holiness for My church is that they can walk in the world, but not be of it. Again I say, be holy, for I am holy. I Peter 1:15-16, “But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, ‘Be holy, for I am holy.’” NKJV Ps. 30:4, “Sing praises to ADONAI, you faithful of His; and give thanks on recalling His holiness.” CJB

2/5/2019 I Am Good

I am your Father, and I am good, delighting to give of Myself to My children. It is My good pleasure to have you walk in Me and have all of your needs met, whether physical, emotional, or spiritual. You have access to all that is of Me when you remain in Me – wholeness, joy, empowerment; every need is supplied in Me. This is My joy when you not only retain My name but abide in Me as a living receptor of all that I have to offer you. My desire is that your sustenance is found in Me, in My riches and glory. Do not be dismayed. In every area, I will provide because you are Mine. Ps. 27:13-14, “I would have lost heart unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait on the LORD; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the LORD!” NKJV

2/4/2019 The Church – My Witness

Now is the time for My Church to arise from its hiding place – from apathy to interest; from indifference to influence; from powerlessness to authority. This is an hour of great trial and trouble for My Church, however, for those who fear Me it will also be an hour of great victory. Do not grow discouraged despite that the time grows short and blatant sin abounds, for I am releasing an outpouring such as there has never been. Those who will step out in faith choosing Truth over opinion and propaganda will walk in unparalleled power, seeing life spring forth from what is dead and supernatural strength replacing fleshly weakness. I will expose what is not of Me revealing My True Church and the gates of hell won’t prevail against its advance! Where the enemy seeks to subtract, I will add, and where he seeks to divide, I will multiply, and not only multiply but unify as well. I will yet bring many to Myself, frustrating the plans of the enemy, and I will prove Myself as God, even while the world denies Me and mocks My children. They will hate you, but you, walking in My love, will reveal My heart to them even in the midst of persecution. Do not fear – Truth always trumps the lie, and I will be with you, enabling, empowering, emboldening you to stand for Me in righteousness. My Church shall be My witnesses to the uttermost parts of the earth! Acts 1:8, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me…” Joel 2:28, “And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.” NKJV

2/1/2019 Healing for the Wounded

Many of My people are walking around stooped and bent low because of emotional wounds they have suffered and were inflicted through no fault of their own. Upon these, I am going to pour out My oil of gladness, and their hearts shall rejoice in Me. They will step out dancing in complete freedom with abandonment to Me. The pain of the past will be a distant memory and when they touch others there will be a transmission of incredible joy and peace – they will become such carriers of My presence that they will radiate with the glory of heaven. Their transformation will be so complete that many will be unrecognizable. As a result, many will come to Me because of the residue of My life-giving restorative power at work in their lives. This is My decree over My children whom the enemy has tried to break; this is My decree and it shall be done, for I AM the LORD that heals you! Ps. 147:3-5, “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name. Great is the Lord and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.” NKJV

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