Category Archives: Occasional Thoughts

10/5/2018 Overcome in Peace

Maintain a state of peace. I am not in the process of overcoming the world, I have overcome it, and because I have overcome it, you, too, can overcome the evil one. Do not allow his taunts and threats to deter you from the narrow way. Your attitude will play a major role in being an overcomer. Check yourself and your responses to what is happening around you. Let your reactions be ones of a person walking in peace. Yes, be angry, but sin not. A bad attitude is unbecoming a person who carries My name, and attitudes are as much a reflection of your heart’s state as your words. Be wise. Be circumspect. Have a good attitude that reflects a people at peace. I am not worried, why should you be? Overcome in peace. Rom. 5:1-5, “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we also have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” NKJV

10/4/2018 Hide in the Shadow

I am the One positioned over you, larger than you and your situation. I am the One who sees from above with perfect clarity and perspective – your sanctuary in and out of trouble. When you are thick in battle and it is fiercely raging, when you feel trapped by the enemy, fear not. Like a cloud providing relief from the blistering sun, so is My shadow to My Children. My shadow signals My arrival, and I am advancing behind you to fight on your behalf, putting to flight that which opposes My Child, who loves Me. When you feel that I’m not present and don’t know where to flee, run towards My shadow and you will be running straight towards Me. My Child, when you take shelter under My shadow, the enemy does not see you, but Him who casts the shadow over you – Me.  Rest in that. Ps. 91, “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.’…Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; for He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways… ‘Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation.” NKJV

10/3/2018 Faithful to My Promise

I will be true to My Word. Consider My servant, Caleb. For forty-five years he waited, holding close to his heart My promise. He was a man who had a steadfast heart, who only took possession of his inheritance at an older age. Even in his last years, he chose to take a step of faith and battle for what I had set aside for him. Remain faithful, holding fast to the Word I have given you. In due season you will step out and take the mountain of promise and dwell on it, both you and your children. Joshua 14, Heb. 11:33-34, “Who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.” NKJV

10/2/2018 The Power of the Word

Why are you asking for a sign? When did the Word of an Omnipotent God suddenly become not enough? By My Word, I created the world in six days. It is My Word I sent to heal your disease.  Just like My people in Israel, you have been yearning for signs that I will not give. I will not jump through your man-made hoops to prove I am God. I AM. My Children, you must learn the power that exists in My Word. It is not a book of stories to be dusted off; My Word is life and power. This is the battle that rages. Is My Word Truth, or isn’t it? Why pray for a sign when My Word, sharp and powerful, is for you? Use it, don’t nullify it with your unbelief. My Word is able to complete all I sent it to accomplish in you. My Child, take Me at My Word. 2 Tim. 3:13-17, “But evil men and imposters will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” NKJV

10/1/2018 Restoring Spiritual Vision

Many in the body are walking around blind and without clarity. Many in My body are suffering from spiritual cataracts, their vision blurred due to unhealthy lifestyles and compromises with the world. Many have spiritual glaucoma, their eyesight damaged due to pressure upon their spiritual nerves. Come, let Me lead you out of your current situation and restore vision where it has been lost. Let Me restore your ability to grasp all that I am doing. Don’t be content with seeing in part. Rather let Me bring light to your darkness, bringing revelation and truth, and showing you all that the enemy has attempted to keep hidden from you. You can move with greater boldness, speed, and purpose when you can once more see where you are going. Mark 8:23-25, “So He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of town. And when He had spit on his eyes and put His hands on him, He asked him if he saw anything. And he looked up and said, ‘I see men like trees, walking.’ Then He put His hands on his eyes again and made him look up. And he was restored and saw everyone clearly.” NKJV

9/27/2018 Walk in Peace

Distress, trouble, persecution, and trials – did I not tell you that all these things would be the signs of the time? That is why, My Child, I chose to leave with you the gift of My peace that transcends all understanding. It is a peace that enables you to walk triumphantly through difficulties to victory. It is a gift that is honed through preparation and a renewed mind; a gift that empowers you to walk as an overcomer because you stand and walk in the constant assurance of My eternal presence. After all, what can separate you from Me? Walk in peace, setting yourself apart as one who knows the triumph of the Gospel and can walk confidently into any situation knowing that I am God. Eph. 6:14-15, “Therefore, stand! Have the belt of truth buckled around your waist, put on righteousness for a breastplate, and wear on your feet the readiness that comes from the Good News of shalom [peace].” CJB

9/26/2018 Remain in Joy

So many things abound that cause weariness to the body and soul – let the Spirit be your guide to rest and remain in joy. Be watchful and discerning of the times and, also, remain in joy. Be ready in season and out, and, again, remain in joy. To remain in joy is an indicator that you are abiding in Me. It is My joy that is your strength amid all upheaval, and joy is the companion of peace. Just as peace does, so true joy sets you apart from the world, releasing you to dance over the ashes and sing a song of deliverance even amid the ruins. Remain in joy! Ps. 28:6-7, “Blessed be the LORD, because He has heard the voice of my supplication. The LORD is my strength and shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore, my heart exults, and with my song, I shall thank Him.” NASB

9/24/2018 Speak My Word

Either you will receive My Word and carry it in your heart, listening to what I say, or you will not. This is not difficult to understand. Either you have a heart resolute towards Me or you do not. My Words are given that they may be spoken, and in being spoken prophesy to those around you. Whose words are you receiving and speaking – Mine, or those of the enemy? Which direction is your heart inclined toward – the world or My Kingdom? Whether people listen or not is not your responsibility. What is imperative is that My people are speaking My Word. Receive My Word unto yourself and claim it as your possession. Yes, stand unwaveringly in it, for I have given it to you as a light amid the darkness, a sword amid the battle, and the instrument by which captives are freed. Ez. 3:10-11, “Moreover, He said to me, ‘Son of man, take into your heart all My words which I will speak to you and listen closely. Go to the exiles, to the sons of your people, and speak to them and tell them, whether they listen or not, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD.’” NASB

9/21/2018 Exposure that Heals

Exposure for Healing

I am in the process of exposing the hearts of people. I expose that I might heal. A wound that has been festering only brings death to the bearer and sometimes to those around them if left to itself. In the midst of this exposure, I am pouring out both grace upon those that will submit to the process and repent and judgment upon those who devise wicked things and remain proud of heart.  All is done that I may provide people an opportunity to embrace the freedom and forgiveness they can have in Me. Remember, I came to bring life, and that abundantly. Let me heal the wounds of your heart that you may walk into all the good I have planned for you. John 3:20-21, “For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.” NKJV

9/20/2018 Walk Through the Darkness

Your past failures do not dictate future victories. I am a God of covenant relationship, and My mercy is great. Stand up and go forward. The enemy would have you sleep in the dark, but I would have you march through it into the light. Rise up! Don’t allow discouragement and lethargy to prevent your pursuit of My promises to you. Rather go forth knowing that I am going before you, ensuring success. Encourage yourself in My power to deliver My promises into your hand. Ps. 73:26-28, “My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. For indeed those who are far from You shall perish; You have destroyed all those who desert You for harlotry. But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all Your works.” NKJV