8/7/2017 Daily Word

The world would say “Be true to yourself,” but I say you are to walk in truth.  There is a standard by which to measure yourself, and that standard is Me.  As you remain in Me, you cannot help but be the truest version of yourself, for I am your Creator and Maker.  When you try to be “yourself” outside of Me, you are at best a dull and incomplete imitation of who I made you to be, for you were created in My image.  In Me is wholeness of being and eternal purpose.  Cling to Truth – cling to Me, and in Me discover the living reality of the original that you are.  Col. 3:7,10, “True enough, you used to practice these things in the life you once lived…put on the new self, which is continually being renewed in fuller and fuller knowledge, closer and closer to the image of its Creator.”

8/4/2017 Daily Word

This is a season of alignment for My people.  Although it seems chaotic at times and My movements don’t make sense to you, there are many that are being shifted into new positions.  I am not raising up an individual to bring forth revival, but a body that is made up of many parts, and when this body rises, there will be a release of My glory and power throughout the earth such has not been witnessed before.  Yes, there is an unseen hand at work in the world today, and it belongs to Me.  I am preparing for Myself a covenant people totally surrendered to Me – overcomers – that will march forth in victory to possess the land.  Trust that I am positioning you exactly where you are meant to be.  Joel 2:11a, “The LORD shouts orders to His forces – His army is immense and mighty, and it does what He says.”

8/3/2017 Daily Word

You must get past this idea that life is defined by the sum of your actions.  This is not so.  There is so much lifeless activity that exists only in form and function. Be wary, for the enemy would have you waste your time and energies on that which only functions, but never really lives.  I came that life would be yours in abundance. If you’ll remain in Me, I will breathe My life into the works of your hands just as I breathed life into the works of My hands, and it will not just function, but it will become a living thing that brings Me glory.  Remember – apart from Me you can do nothing. Gen. 2:7, “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”

8/2/2017 Daily Word

It’s time to get up and go up to the place that I have shown you.  Do not question that you pass through where you’ve been before – this is to your benefit.  There are things that you must have done with and bury as you move into your destiny.  It is also essential that you see the past from the perspective of someone made new in Me, rather than the broken individual you were at that time.  However, where you’ve been is not where you will end up.  I am taking you to a new place – a place of exponential reproduction of My life in you.  So now, get up and go up, leaving behind the past to step into your future, confident that I am before you, preparing your place.  Gen. 35:1-3, “God said to Jacob, ‘Get up, go up to Bethel and live there, and make there an altar to God, who appeared to you when you fled Esau your brother.’  Then Jacob said to his household and all the others with him, ‘Get rid of the foreign gods that you have with you, purify yourselves, and put on fresh clothes.  We’re going to move on and go up to Bethel.  There I will build an altar to God, who answered me when I was in such distress and stayed with me wherever I went.’”

8/1/2017 Daily Word

You must learn to trust Me with the hurts of your heart and the people that caused them.  Yes, many are My children that have not yet been perfected in love, but I remind you, neither have you.  As a parent, you constantly remind your children to “get along” and to “love one another.”  This reflects a portion of what I do within My church.  Trust Me that I will discipline appropriately and bring healing to those relationships.  To try to fix things on your own will only bring further damage and hurt to yourself.  Allow Me to do a perfect work in you and in them, so that having been restored and reconciled, you can move forward for My glory and accomplish what I asked of you when I brought you together at the beginning.  I Peter 5:10, “But the God of all grace, who has called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that you have suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle you.”

7/31/2017 Daily Word

The dreams that I have placed in your heart will come to pass.  Be careful, however, who you share them with, for there are those who would seek to tear them down and attempt to circumvent My desire for you.  Many a dream and vision has been shared prematurely and much heartache has come of it.  Hide away what I have placed in your heart until it is time for it to be revealed.  Every vision has a time, every dream a season.  Wait for it, and do not grow impatient.  There is growth that must take place within you before you can step into all that I have for you.  In the meantime, give honor where it is due, humbling yourself before others.  In due time, I will exalt you.  Gen. 37:5,19,21, “Joseph had a dream which he told his brothers, and that made them hate him all the more…they spotted him in the distance, and before he had arrived where they were, they had already plotted to kill him…but when Reuben heard this, he saved him from being destroyed by them.”

7/28/2017 Daily Word

What are you eager for, and what delights you?  Are you enthusiastically pursuing the things of the flesh, or are you desirous of all that My Spirit offers?  There are spiritual treasures you have yet to uncover and truths yet to be understood, but both require a dedication to My Word that goes beyond some vague notion of a daily devotion.  Have I not given you My Spirit to lead and guide you into all truth?  How can you know, unless you consult Him?  It is My delight to grant revelation, but revelation is given in the context of intimacy – an intimacy that inspires you to search diligently for your Beloved, and in looking discover those keys that unlock even more of My character and nature to you.  I long to be the delight of your heart and to show you the delights of Mine.  Song of Songs 3:3-4, “The guards roaming the city found me.  ‘Have you seen the man I love?’ Scarcely had I left them, when I found the man I love.  I took hold of him and would not let him go until I had brought him to my mother’s house, to the bedroom of the woman who conceived me.”

7/27/2017 Daily Word

I watch over My Word to perform it.  You must watch yourself, that the enemy does not successfully divert your attention or achieve your surrender before My Word is performed.  There are precious promises that I have given you, and now that they are on the verge of coming to pass, the enemy is attempting to subvert their delivery by getting you to give up.  Continue in Me, and you will see the fulfillment of all that I have said.  Remember, the vision was always for an appointed time and that time has come. Now watch, for though your labor is intense, delivery is imminent, and while you are at your most vulnerable, I have granted you the ability to push through into the promise.  Hab. 2:3, “For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false.  Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.”

7/26/2017 Daily Word

No matter where you are at, I AM.  I AM in many places that you are unaware, even on those paths that are difficult for you to traverse.  I AM in the desert and in the depths of the sea.  I AM on the mountaintop and in the valley.  If you will seek for Me in these places, I have promised to be found by you.  Don’t allow your circumstances to prevent you from discerning My presence, for in the dark places of your life, I long to impart revelation to you.  I long for you to awaken from your spiritual slumber and understand the constant state of ministry that takes place between heaven and earth, between Me and you, and for you to be an active participant with Me.  Look, see, and understand that I AM in the midst of all that concerns you to fulfill all that I have declared over your life.  Gen. 28:16, “Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, ‘Truly, ADONAI is in this place – and I didn’t know it!’”

7/25/2017 Daily Word

You must learn to rule over your passionate impulses, otherwise they will rule you.  It is not that your passion is wrong, it is just misplaced.  There are many counterfeits to the will of the Father that seek to draw you away from His intention and design.  If you do not learn to recognize His will and desires now, you will only add to your trouble by joining your life to fleshly desires that bring forth imitations that will never be able to serve your Father’s purposes.  Choose now to allow His will to guide your decisions and walk in the blessing of His favor that brings forth His promises.  This is the result of a well-disciplined, passionate pursuit of the Father’s heart.  Gen. 28:8-9a, “Esau also saw that the Canaanite women did not please Isaac his father.  So Esau went to Ishmael and took, in addition to the wives he already had, Machalat…”