The Daily Word

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Remember what I have done for you; how I have moved in your life.  Remember the blessings and give thanks in it all.  Your life entwined with Mine is a story for this and future generations to read. It is a story of My goodness and faithfulness as you live the life of an overcomer in a fallen world.  Your life matters.  You are precious, not just because of your purpose in My Kingdom, but you are precious because you are Mine.  Tell the story of you and Me, and rejoice in past interventions, present participation, and future glorification.  There’s so much more than what has been read thus far.  Deut. 4:9, “Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen and let them fade from your heart as long as you live.  Teach them to your children and to their children after them.” 


In My presence is abundance.  Abundance of life, healing, provision, integrity, peace, protection – an abundance of everything you need.  I am inviting you to share in My abundance, share in My holiness, share in My character.  I am inviting you to ascend My holy mountain this day, where every prayer is answered in the presence of The Answer.  Choose to meet with Me; I am waiting for you, says the Lord.  Ps. 26:6-8, “I will wash my hands in innocence and walk around your altar, ADONAI, lifting my voice in thanks and proclaiming all Your wonders.  ADONAI, I love the house where you live, the place where your glory abides.”  Ps. 91:9-11, “For you have made ADONAI, the Most High, who is my refuge, your dwelling-place.  No disaster will happen to you, no calamity will come near your tent; for He will order His angels to care for you and guard you wherever you go.”  Ps. 16:11, “You make me know the path of life; in Your presence is unbounded joy, in Your right hand eternal delight.”


Unity is formed under the banner of a common cause.  There are many causes in the world today, but your cause must be My Kingdom.  Unite yourself with those who will firmly stand for it.  My Kingdom is an eternal cause.  It is the catalyst of the believer’s purpose.  Let any temporal causes with which you associate catapult the cause of the Kingdom, bringing glory to My Father.  Refuse, though, to exchange My eternal truth, which brings eternal life, for a temporal good that will perish.  Walking in unity will protect you from this pitfall.  Rom. 1:25, “They have exchanged the truth of God for falsehood, by worshipping and serving created things, rather than the Creator – praised be He forever. Amen.” Matt. 5:16, “Let your light shine before people, so that they may see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven.” Ps. 133:1,3b, “Oh, how good, how pleasant it is for brothers to live together in harmony…it was there that ADONAI ordained the blessing of everlasting life.”


Press forward!  Despite the heated exchanged taking place in the heavenlies, I have already prevailed and am calling you to press through to the promise I have given you.  Don’t stop!  Persevere with patience to possess the land I have given you, though the enemy would seek to rob you of it all.  Job was not being punished – his righteous living in the midst of darkness made him a target.  The enemy did not prevail then, and will not now.  Stand firm, knowing that I am God, and I am for you, says the Lord.  Rom. 8:31-35,37-39, “If God is for us, who can be against us?  He who did not spare even His Own Son, but gave Him up on behalf of us all – is it possible that having given us His Son, He would not give us everything else, too?  So who will bring a charge against God’s chosen people?  Certainly not God – He is the One who causes them to be considered righteous!  Who punishes them?  Certainly not Christ Jesus, who died and – more than that – has been raised, is at the right hand of God and is actually pleading on our behalf!  Who will separate us from the love of Christ?  Trouble?  Hardship?  Persecution?  Hunger?  Poverty?  Danger?  War?  No, in all these things we are superconquerors, through the One who has loved us.  For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor other heavenly rulers, neither what exists nor what is coming, neither powers above nor powers below, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God which comes to us through the Messiah Yeshua, our Lord.”


Let yourself be surprised by Me.  Don’t hold on so tightly or seek to control so much that you actually prevent Me from moving in your life.  I have so much that I want to reveal to you; so much to bestow upon you, but you must let go.  When you release your will to Mine, you will find that what I have in store for you is so much greater than what you would have asked for yourself.  Let go, wait, and see what I will do for you, says the Lord.  Is. 64:3-5a, “When you did tremendous things that we were not expecting, we wished that you would come down, so that the mountains would shake at your presence!  No one has ever heard, no ear perceived, no eye seen, any God but You.  You work for him who waits for You.  You favored those who were glad to do justice, those who remembered You in Your ways.”


In these days of darkness, I have many that are like Noah, righteous and serving Me whole-heartedly.  Though it may feel like it, you are not the only one.  Don’t give in to the despair trying to camp within your spirit.  Just because you don’t see the light in the midst of your circumstances doesn’t mean it is absent.  Encourage yourself in Me.  Remain constant in your love of Me and loyal in your service to Me.  There are many rewards for those that will overcome, and you, My child, are an Overcomer.  I Sam. 30:6, “David was in serious trouble…but David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.” Ps. 138:2b-3, “You have made your word even greater than the whole of your reputation.  When I called, you answered me, you made me bold and strong.”


What are you using to cover up your shame?  My children in the garden used fig leaves, but it could not cover the nakedness of their heart before Me, and neither can you conceal the hidden places of your heart. Know though, that My love surrounds you, My mercy covers you, My blood redeems you, and My grace sustains you.  This is My heart revealed toward you, and when you understand it you will no longer fear being laid bare before Me.   Did I not promise that if you would seek Me sincerely, that you would find Me?  Seeking Me sincerely doesn’t mean that you are whole, but that in your brokenness you are wholly seeking Me, and once more I promise to be found by you in that place, says the Lord.  Jer. 29:12-13, “You will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.”  Eph. 3:17b-19, “And I pray that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to comprehend the length and width and height and depth of His love, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”


Pay attention to the little areas in which growth occurs.  Where others see an acorn, I see I mighty oak. I delight in taking the miniscule and seeing it become great. You are a tree of righteousness. The roots are established and growing, but now you are growing outwardly in ways that all can see.  Don’t grow discouraged at the thinness of the stem or the smallness of the leaf. I am calling forth branches of strength, places of stability.  Allow My Word to bring nourishment, and you will thrive in the place I have planted you.    Is. 61:3b, “They will be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord that He may be glorified.”  Zech. 4:10a, “Don’t despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin.”


Be at peace, My child.  There are many things vying for your attention and you are becoming anxious regarding things you have no control over.  If you will but give Me your cares and concerns, if you will but focus on Me, clarity will come, and My Spirit will grant you wisdom.  When you release your burdens, My peace can then rule and reign in your heart.  Entrust it all to My care, and be at peace, says the Lord.  Col. 3:15, “Let the peace which comes from the Messiah be your heart’s decision maker, for this is why you were called to be part of a single body.  And be thankful.”  Phil. 4:6-7, “Don’t worry about anything; on the contrary, make your requests known to God by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving.  Then God’s peace, passing all understanding, will keep your hearts and minds safe in union with Christ Jesus.”


Many of you have been taken through the process of circumcision, and I have removed all that is unnecessary for spiritual reproduction in your lives.  This circumcision of your heart has been that you may heal from your past and walk purposefully into the future.  It is done so that you may have the abundance of life that I have promised.  Allow the healing to take place, My child, there is much ground to take, and you must be wholly Mine in order to do so.  Deut. 30:6, “ADONAI your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your children, so that you will love ADONAI your God with all your heart and all your being, and thus you will live.”  Joshua 6:8-9a, “When all the nation had been circumcised, every one of them, they stayed where they were in camp until they had healed.  ADONAI said to Joshua, ‘Today I have rolled off from you the stigma of Egypt.’”


Position yourself for the unexpected!  Position yourself spiritually, for that which you have desired Me to do will be done unexpectedly, in an unexpected manner.  It will come suddenly and you must be positioned to receive it.  That is one of the lessons of the ten virgins – that even in the darkness, five had positioned themselves for the unknown.  I am preparing even now to intersect your life, your home, your church, your nation, and this world.  Are you prepared and in position for this new work I will do?  Keep your eyes on Me, and be faithful to position and condition yourself – your suddenly is coming, says the Lord. 2 Tim. 1:6-8a, “I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.  For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power, love, and self-control.  So do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord.”


My people must come together as a community.  Yes, flickers of light can become a bonfire when gathered in one place – you become more recognizable to the world when you walk together in unity.  However, community is also important for your state of being.  Having others to laugh and cry with, to share each other’s joys and sorrows is a blessing my people should not forsake.  It is necessary for both your spiritual and physical well-being.  It’s something I practiced regularly and why the early church expanded so rapidly.  A joyous community, in and of itself, is a light that draws the darkness.  Acts 2:42,46-47, “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer…Continuing faithfully and with singleness of purpose to meet in the temple courts daily, and breaking bread in their several homes, they shared their food in joy and simplicity of heart, praising God and having the respect of all the people.  And day after day the Lord kept adding to them those who were being saved.”


The enemy has mastered the art of pushing your buttons.  But these buttons are all within the flesh.  Resist the urge to give in to his tactics, responding to situations and circumstances according to the flesh. Rather, having built yourself up in Me and wearing the breastplate of righteousness, respond according to the Spirit.  As you do, you will find that the buttons he once pushed have become shining gemstones to the glory I have worked in you.  Rom. 8:18, “For I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”  Eph. 6:14, “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 peace.”


I take no delight your “suffering” as you wait for My promises to be revealed.  You must understand that no one plants or harvests out of season.  I want fruit that is mature, able and ready to reproduce.  No one gives birth out of season, either.  If you go into labor prematurely, you risk loss and a miscarriage of the promise.  I know you are uncomfortable, and are swollen with desire to see that which I’ve planted in your heart, but you must wait yet a little while, and in that waiting strengthen yourself, preparing for the work ahead.  Wait in joy with expectation.  I have not brought you this far in the process to allow it to fall to the ground.  Cling to My Word, for I am faithful, says the Lord.  Eccl. 3:1-2, “For everything there is a season, a right time for every intention under heaven – a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot.”


Life with Me is about risk, but that risk is cushioned in the knowledge that I AM faithful.  Be willing to take risks, stepping out into the opportunities I’ve presented you.  Are you willing to risk your reputation on Me?  Are you willing to risk where you currently are with Me to explore greater intimacy?  There is a principle of Divine Risk that faith forged in the midst of the everyday exponentially increases when exercised in battle on behalf of the Kingdom, thrusting you into position to realize your destiny in Me.  Remember David risking all to shut the mouth of the giant?  It seemed impossible, but it positioned him to fulfill His destiny.  Do not fear, but know that with Me your divinely appointed risks are sure because they are backed by My Word, My Person, My Ability.  Heb. 11:1ff, “Faith is being confident of what we hope for, convinced about things we do not see…all these people kept on trusting until they died…the world was not worthy of them!” 


Concentrate on who I AM, not on yourselves, the people around you, or the circumstances.  I AM the Word made flesh.  I AM the One who starts a thing and finishes it. Don’t grow discouraged at an unfinished work in your life.  Focus on Me – the Word.  The Word will always accomplish what it was sent to do, but you must keep your eyes on Me, not on what appears to be, for it is false, and I AM true.  Allow the Truth of who I AM to sink into your spirit and guide your every thought and decision, says the Lord.  John 15:5b, “Those who stay united with Me, and I with them, are the ones who bear much fruit; because apart from Me you can’t do a thing.”  Heb. 12:1-2, “So then, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us, too, put aside every impediment – that is, the sin which easily hampers our forward movement – and keep running with endurance in the contest set before us, looking away to the Initiator and Completer of our faith, Jesus.”


You cannot claim the promises of the Word and walk contrary to the Word.  The promises belong to the Word, and you must abide in it, to receive all that it offers.  My Word brings My promises into fruition.  Examine yourself, therefore, that you are walking in the light of all that I’ve revealed.  Allow My Spirit to expose conflicts of interest between what you ask and what you do, and correct your course according to My Word so My promises will become manifest in you.  Abide in ME.  2 Cor. 1:20, “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ.  And so through Him the ‘AMEN’ is spoken by us to the glory of God.”


Even the wheat must visit the threshing floor.  There are areas within your life that must be tread and blown away, so that which is authentic and usable will remain.  The wheat doesn’t remain on the threshing floor forever, but will be gathered in order for use.  As you endure the process, know that the threshing floor is only the beginning, for wheat is eventually crushed in order to bring nourishment.  Threshing and crushing are a natural part that brings out the best of you, so that you can present Me – Living Bread – to the world.  My glory is released through those who have allowed the crushing.  2 Chron. 3:1, “Then Solomon began to build the house of the LORD in Jerusalem…at the place David had chosen, the threshing-floor of Araunah the Jebusite.” Rom. 8:16-17, “The Spirit Himself bears witness with our own spirits that we are children of God; and if we are children, then we are also heirs, heirs of God and joint-heirs with the Messiah – provided we are suffering with Him in order also to be glorified with Him.”


Rest in Me, and I will renew your strength. Wait upon Me and catch the wind of what My Spirit is doing so that you will soar upon His life-giving energy that has gone before you.  Don’t move ahead of Me – you will wear yourself out.  Let patience have its perfect work in you.  Let My Word restore and rejuvenate those areas in which you have allowed weariness to overtake you.  Learn to abide in faith, rest in the unseen.  Rest in the knowledge that I have gone before You, the wisdom that allows Me to take the lead, and the prophetic Word that I will accomplish what I said I would, says the Lord.  Is. 40:28-31, “Haven’t you known, haven’t you heard that the everlasting God, ADONAI, the Creator of the ends of the earth, does not grow tired or weary?  His understanding cannot be fathomed.  He invigorates the exhausted, He gives strength to the powerless.  Young men may grow tired and weary, even the fittest may stumble and fall; but those who hope in ADONAI will renew their strength, they will soar aloft as with eagles’ wings; when they are running they won’t grow weary, when they are walking they won’t get tired.”


You are My delight!  I love how you love Me.  You have been concerned about your faults and foibles, but the very things that you see as weaknesses, I see as opportunities.  As you continue to surrender to Me, you will find yourself transformed, and delightfully so – from a peasant to a princess, clothed in My righteous armor and prepared for battle.  Know that I see your heart and the warrior within, and in due time I will position you to be your most productive for My Kingdom.  Realize though, that it is a process of preparedness that calls for intimate contact with Me on every level.  An overcomer lives a surrendered life of intimacy that culminates in the birthing of long-held passions and dreams.  Heb. 13:21, “May God equip you with every good thing you need to do His will; and may He do in us whatever He pleases through Jesus Christ.”  I Thes. 1:3b-4a, “Your trust produces action, your love hard work, and your hope perseverance.  We know, brothers, that God has loved and chosen you.”


Seek the good of the children, for they are My heritage, says the Lord.  Do not let anyone deceive you – they are precious in My sight and worthy of all that you would invest in them.  I taught that you must become like one in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven, so why do I observe so much division in My church regarding the children?  They understand so easily and walk in faith so strongly.  Fan the flames of their faith, that they may grow up prepared for all that I have destined for them, says the Lord.  Esther 10:3b, “He sought the good of his people and interceded for the welfare of all their descendants.”  Matt. 18:5-6, “Whoever welcomes one such child in My Name welcomes Me; and whoever ensnares one of these little ones who trust Me, it would be better for him to have a millstone hung around his neck and be drowned into the open sea!”


I am sending a fresh anointing upon My people to witness, prophesy, heal, and set the captives free.  It is so you can fulfill everything that I have written for your life – your purpose and destiny, and what is to be fulfilled in this time.  All you have to do is step into it and My Spirit will accomplish it through you.  I am also releasing more of the angelic host to intervene on behalf of My children.  When you find yourself backed into a corner, I am granting permission for supernatural pathways to be opened up for you.  All you have to do is watch.  See what I am doing, and step into it, says the Lord.   Zech. 4:6, “Not by force, and not by power, but by My Spirit,” says the Lord.  I John 2:27, “But the anointing you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you.  But as His anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie – just as it has taught you, abide in Him.” 


Stir up the prophetic words that I have given you in the past.  Hold them close to your heart and trust that I will accomplish what I said I would do.  Do not question, but believe what I AM doing.  My timing is not your timing, and you must be patient if you are to see the fulfillment of My word to you.  I AM working on your behalf.  I AM never going to abandon you.  I AM going to fulfill what I have spoken to you, for I AM the WORD, and I AM always true to Myself.  Num. 23:19, “God is not a human who lies or a mortal who changes His mind.  When He says something, He will do it; when He makes a promise, He will fulfill it.”


Do not confuse condemnation with conviction.  Conviction is the work of My Spirit to bring you to a place of repentance.  Condemnation is the work of the enemy to keep you in bondage through shame and guilt.  I did not come to condemn you, but to set you free.  Remaining in Me is key to walking in peace and freedom.  Stay close, My child, and you will know that My love does indeed cover a multitude of sin. Rom. 8:1-2, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Because the law of the Spirit, which produces this life in union with Christ Jesus, has set me free from the law of sin and death.”  John 3:17, “For God did not send His Son into the world to judge the world, but rather through Him, the world might be saved.”   


The weapons of your warfare are not carnal, and the carnally minded cannot wield them.  You must be willing to have your mind changed.  Willingness paves the way for transformation, whereas unwillingness leads to a hardening of your heart.  The weapons I have provided for you are mighty, but they cannot be manipulated by the flesh.  Allow My Spirit free access to your inner man.  Be willing and teachable, and you will find that the things you struggle with are easily overcome by walking in the Spirit, says the Lord.  2 Cor. 10:4-6, “For although we do live in the world, we do not wage war in a worldly way; because the weapons we use to wage war are not worldly.  On the contrary, they have God’s power for demolishing strongholds.  We demolish arguments and every arrogance that raises itself up against the knowledge of God; we take every thought captive and make it obey Christ.  And when you have become completely obedient, then we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience.”  Rom. 12:2b, “Keep letting yourselves be transformed by the renewing of your minds; so that you will know what God wants and will agree that what He wants is good, satisfying, and able to succeed.”


On what are you expending your strength?  You must not allow the enemy to divert your attention.  Remember that I have gone before you, and all that he could throw at you I’ve already made provision for.  What I have given, he cannot take; what I have opened, he cannot shut.  Rest in what I have already done, whether or not you can see it.  My strength is made perfect in your weakness, so don’t waste energy growing anxious or troubled.  My grace is enough for you, says the Lord.  It is all in My hands.  I Chron. 29:11-13, “Yours, ADONAI, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty; for everything in heaven and on earth is Yours.  The kingdom is Yours, ADONAI; and You are exalted as head over all.  Riches and honor come from You, You rule everything, in Your hand is power and strength, You have the capacity to make great and to give strength to all.  Therefore, our God, we thank You and praise Your Glorious Name.”


Be careful to judge both the seen and the unseen in your life, for I am the God who weighs both thoughts and intents of the heart, as well as your actions.  The “why” is as important as the “what,” and it is My desire to see that your “why” aligns with Mine.  Above all, let love be your motivation in your relationship with Me and in your relationships with others. Let your love be made perfect in Me.  Examine yourself this day, and let your lives reflect My love to all, says the Lord. I Cor. 13:13-14:1, “But for now, three things last – faith, hope, love; and the greatest of these is love.  Pursue love!” John 13:34-35, “I am giving you a new command:  that you keep on loving each other.  IN the same way that I have loved you, you are to keep on loving each other.  Everyone will know you are My disciples by the fact that you have love for each other.” Matt. 5:44-45a, “But I tell you, love your enemies!  Pray for those who persecute you!  Then you will become children of your Father in heaven.”


I am the One in whose hands a king’s heart is like water.  I am the King of kings and the Lord of lords, and all are subject to Me.  The nations are My inheritance, and you are My reward.  There is nothing that is transpiring of which I’m unaware.  Be confident in this:  that I AM God, and there is no other besides Me.  If I AM for you, who can be against you?  Let your heart be at peace, and rest in My faithfulness, says the Lord.  Prov. 21:1, “The king’s heart in ADONAI’s hand is like streams of water – He directs it wherever He pleases.”  Is. 45:21b-23, “There is no God besides Me, a just God and a Savior; there is none besides Me.  Look to Me, and be saved, all the ends of the earth!  For I am God; there is no other.  In the name of Myself I have sworn, from My mouth has rightly gone out, a word that will not return – that to Me every knee will bow and every tongue will swear about Me that only in ADONAI is justice and strength.”


Be watchful and discerning in all things.  The enemy seeks for a way to infiltrate the life that brings glory to Me, and it is often the small foxes that spoil the vines.  Watch your attitudes, allowing My Spirit to guide your reactions in every situation.  Hone your spiritual senses, and be aware of what is going on around you spiritually.  Atmospheres can change rapidly, but regardless, My Spirit in you is greater than the one in the world.  I Pt. 5:9, “Be sober-minded; be watchful.  Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”  I John 4:2-4, “By this you will know the Spirit of God:  Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God.  This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming, and is already in the world at this time.  You, little children, are from God, and have overcome them because greater is He who is in you than he that is in the world.”


Yesterday is gone.  Your regrets are a part of your humanity, but only I am Divine.  Only I can take your past regrets and failures, and make something good of it in your present.  However, I must insist that you let it go.  Clinging to it only exhibits your lack of trust in My ability and My love for you.  Release it all to Me and press forward into what I have for you today.   Be content, and walk in joy today, knowing that your past is redeemed, and I’m already present in your future guiding you closer unto Myself, says the LORD.  Rom. 8:28, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”  Phil. 3:13b-14, “But one thing I do:  Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”


Prepare and release.  Prepare and release.  Prepare and release, says the Lord. The new cannot come into its fullness without the old having made preparation for it.  My purpose in these last days is transgenerational.  Prepare the next generation for what I am going to do.  Prepare them by My Word.  Impart the vision.  Teach them to know My voice and to follow My instructions.  Show them how to take courage in Me.  Store up resources that they My walk directly into My plans.  Prepare them, then release them.  Remember, they belong to Me and I have raised them up for this time.  Just as I prepare and release you into the destiny I have for you, so you too, must prepare and release.  I Chron. 22:5,11,17a, “David said, ‘Solomon my son is young and inexperienced, while the house to be built for ADONAI must be so magnificent and splendid that its fame and glory will be known in every country; so I will make preparations for him…Now, my son, may ADONAI be with you and give you success as you build the house of ADONAI your God, in keeping with what He said about you’…David also ordered all the leaders of Israel to help Solomon his son.” 


From the rising of the sun to its going down My Name shall be praised!  Your praise is beautiful to Me.  Your worship is a fragrance in which I delight.  Your praise and worship cause a shift in perspective, and your spirit can see according to My Spirit. The enemy seeks to torment, knowing that revelation has never comes when you walk in fear and confusion, but rather comes in the quiet confidence that is found when My people will praise in the midst of both conflict and peace, knowing that I am God. Ps. 113:3, “From sunrise until sunset, ADONAI’s Name is to be praised.  ADONAI is high above all nations, His glory above the heavens.”  Ps. 18:32-33, “For who is God but ADONAI?  Who is a Rock but our God?  It is God who girds me with strength; He makes my way go straight.  He makes me swift, sure-footed as a deer, and enables me to stand on my high places.”


It is not enough to slay the giant, you must also slay the giant’s seed.  The victory you have gained is mighty, but stay watchful, for the seed always seeks to regain with a vengeance what you have retaken by right.  Allow the seed of My Word to grow powerful within your heart so that it drowns out any voice that would tempt you to retreat to what has been.  My Word is the weapon of choice to wield as you press onward into greater victory, not only taking back what I have declared as yours, but also advancing in and taking enemy territory for the Kingdom, says the Lord.   2 Sam. 21:22, “These four were sons of the giant in Gath; they fell at the hands of David and his servants.” Eph. 6:10, 17, “Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in His mighty power…Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.” Heb. 4:12,For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”


Break up the fallow ground within you.  There is so much that I desire to plant within the soil of your heart, but in order to see it grow, you must first be willing to cultivate what you have left empty for so long.  You have believed certain areas of your life barren, but I say arise, and prepare it for what I am planting within you.  In due season life such as you never before imagined will spring forth, and a harvest will come out of the previously dry, inactive places of your heart, says the Lord.  Hosea 10:12, “If you sow righteousness for yourselves, you will reap according to grace.  Break up unused ground for yourselves, because it is time to seek ADONAI, til he comes and rains down righteousness upon you.”


Victory is wrought by trained warriors – those who are skilled in the use of the weapons given them.  The weapons I have given you do not dull with time, but are sharpened and honed with use.  You must practice by engaging the enemy, not fleeing him!  Learn to discern his tactics and cause him to flee before you!  That is the power you have in Me.  So many are attempting to fight a spiritual battle with the flesh and as a result their energy is drained and they are dropping out of the fight.  You must not be so! Fight according to My Spirit and you will see victory after victory, and your spirit restored as you learn the secret of returning to a position of rest in Me.  All things have been given into My hands and I have already declared what you must now take, says the Lord.  2 Cor. 10:4-5, “For although we do live in the world, we do not wage war in a worldly way; because the weapons we use to wage war are not worldly.  On the contrary, they have God’s power for demolishing strongholds.  We demolish arguments and every arrogance that raises itself up against the knowledge of God; we take every thought captive and make it obey the Messiah.”  Eph. 5: 10-11, “Finally, grow powerful in union with the Lord, in union with His mighty strength!  Use all the armor and weaponry that God provides, so that you will be able to stand against the deceptive tactics of the Adversary.”


Worship is the war.  Choose to worship Me, and as you do I will give you victory over the enemy.  In every war there are spoils, and it is My delight to give back into your hands that which the enemy has previously plundered.  Be careful, though, that you use what I grant you for My glory and honor.  Lift Me up in every victory and I will draw even more unto Myself.  Victories are given that I may prove Myself strong on behalf of those who love Me and will keep My covenant.  Rejoice in the victory, but let it reaffirm our covenant with one another to expand and establish My kingdom, says the Lord.  I Chron. 18:6b-8, “ADONAI gave victory to David wherever he went.  David took the gold shields carried by the officers of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem…which Solomon used to make the bronze “Sea,” the columns and various bronze articles.”  2 Chron. 16:9, “For the eyes of the LORD move here and there throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those who are wholehearted toward Him.”  Ps. 68:28, “Summon Your power, God; show us Your strength, our God, as You have done before.”


My light exposes all – that which is pure and holy, and that which is ungodly.  Watch and pray that you enter not into the door of temptation the enemy places before you, for My judgment begins with My house, of which you are a part.  Stay in close communion with My Spirit who will insure that you bear fruit worthy of My Name.  As darkness increases in this world, My light will shine even brighter exposing the thoughts and intents of hearts, not just actions.  You will see this not only in your own life, but around the world in the public arena as I begin to separate those that are mine from those who are not.  Do not fear allowing your light to shine, for it is impossible that darkness should extinguish it provided you remain in Me.   John 1:5, 9, “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not suppressed it…This was the true light, which gives light to everyone entering the world.”  Heb. 4:13, “Before God, nothing created is hidden, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must render an account.”


Remembrance and gratitude for My past work sets the atmosphere for what I want to do in your present and future.  Today is the day I seek to establish My throne in your life by inhabiting your praises. Don’t look back and say in your heart, “That was then, but this is now.”  Rather look back with anticipation for the future, knowing that what I did formerly was a necessary stepping stone for what I will do today. Rejoice and give praise for the past while waiting eagerly with expectation at what is to come, says the Lord.  I Chron. 16:8-12, 23-29, “Give thanks to the LORD!  Call on His name!  Make His deeds known among the peoples.  Sing to Him, sing praises to Him!  Talk about all His wonders, Glory in His holy name; let those seeking the LORD have joyful hearts.  Seek the LORD and His strength; always seek His presence, Remember the wonders He has done, His signs and His spoken judgments…Sing to the LORD all the earth!  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 nothing, but ADONAI made the heavens.  In His presence are honor and majesty; in His place, strength and joy.  Give ADONAI His due, you families from the peoples, give ADONAI His due of glory and strength; give ADONAI the glory due His name; bring an offering, and come into His presence.  Worship ADONAI in splendid, holy attire.”


I know the way that you take.  I know the tests that you have taken and the ones you have yet to encounter.  It is My desire to remove every impurity from you, refining you for the work at hand.  There is a cleansing that must be endured so that the you will be untarnished and prepared for Me.  You, Beloved, are My cause, My reason, My joy, My Bride.  The process taking place in you is approved by Me to ensure you are brought to wholeness and completeness.  Yes, I know the way you take – the process is one of the many good works I prepared beforehand for you.  So fear not.  I am in pursuit of a pure Bride whom I can love into the passionate purposes of My heart.  I am in pursuit of all of you!  Job 23:9, “Yet He knows the way I take; when He has tested me, I will come out like gold.”  Is. 43:2, 4a, “When you pass through water, I will be with you; when you pass through rivers, they will not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire, you will not be scorched – the flame will not burn you…because I regard you as valued and honored, and because I love you.”


You cannot continue to allow the enemy to wreak havoc with your emotions based on physical results, as there is spiritual fruit from your labors you know not, nor have you seen the end result of where I have placed you.  You must learn to use the authority I’ve given you to resist what the enemy would place in your mind as he would have you create the very barriers that keep you from entering into the fullness of My promises.  Rest confident in Me and allow My Spirit to tear down the walls the enemy has convinced you to build.  Luke 10:19-20, “Remember, I have given you authority; so you can trample down snakes and scorpions, indeed all the Enemy’s forces; and you will remain completely unharmed.  Nevertheless, don’t be glad that the spirits submit to you; be glad that your names have been recorded in heaven.”  Is. 59:19, “So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west and the glory of the Lord from the rising of the sun.  When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.”


I will settle for nothing less than unconditional surrender.  Just as I unconditionally surrendered My all for you, so it must be with your flesh.  There is power in such a surrender.  As you surrender daily to My will and My way, the enemy has no choice but to unconditionally surrender to My Spirit in you.  Choose not to settle for anything less.  There is much he has stolen from you that yet needs to be relinquished and returned, but some of you are negotiating partial settlements.  I have declared a full return NOW – of health, of finances, of peace, of tranquility, of children and loved ones – of all that has been stolen.  Do not compromise, My child, but step into the fullness of that which I desire for you, says the Lord.  Ps. 37:3-6, “Trust in the LORD, and do good; settle in land, and feed on faithfulness.  Then you will delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you your heart’s desire.  Commit your way to the LORD; trust in Him, and He will act.  He will make your vindication shine forth like light, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.” James 4:7-8, “Therefore, submit to God.  Moreover, take a stand against the Adversary, and he will flee from you.  Come close to God, and He will come close to you.”


Today is the day of salvation.  Today you must choose whom you will serve.  There is no time for looking backwards – My Kingdom must be firmly established in your heart today.  Many are the things that vie for your attention; many are the things that would keep you from My plan and purpose for you.  You must set your face like flint towards accomplishing what I have set before you, just as I set My face to the task the Father gave Me.  Don’t turn to the right or left, but press forward and allow faith to be the momentum that thrusts you into My destiny for you.  Joshua 24:14-15, “Therefore fear ADONAI, and serve Him truly and sincerely.  Put away the gods your ancestors If it seems bad to you to serve ADONAI, then choose today whom you are going to serve…As for me and my household, we will serve ADONAI.”  Luke 9:62, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and keeps looking back is fit to serve in the Kingdom of God.” 


Embrace the changes that are taking place in your life – do not fight them.  These changes and movements are instigated by Me for the purpose of My kingdom being established in your community through you. I am preparing to release a greater measure of My anointing upon your life to minister to those around you, but it will require you to boldly step out into places you’ve never been before.  See, I have already begun to open doors of opportunity for you.  Choose to walk through them, says the Lord. Num.  2:17b, “As they encamp, so they shall set forward, every man in his place by their standards.” Acts 2:17a, “In the last days, God says, I will pour out My Spirit on all people.”


Today, enter into My rest.  My rest is a divine gift to you.  Work is necessary and also a gift, but you must learn to stop and breathe, and to enjoy the abundance of life that I have given to you.  Take a moment to reflect on My goodness rather than the trials of life, and gird yourself with thanksgiving for what I have and will do on your behalf.  Heb. 4:10, “For the one who enters God’s rest has also rested from his works, just as God did from His own works.”


Put aside those things that weigh you down.  Many are the burdens you choose to unnecessarily carry.  You are attempting to carry not only those things the enemy throws at you, but the burdens of others as well.  This is not My desire, and to do so demonstrates lack of trust in Me.  Drop these things where they are, and allow Me to deal with it.  I am God, and I am able to perfect that which concerns you, as well as that which concerns those you love.  Walk free, be joyful, trust Me, for My yoke is easy and My burden is light. Matt. 11:28-30, “Come to Me, all of you who are struggling and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.”  Heb. 12:1b-2, “Put aside every impediment – that is, the sin which so easily hampers our forward movement – and keep running with endurance in the contest set before us, looking to the Initiator and Completer of that trusting.”    


I am your hiding place – your strong and mighty tower.  Do not fear what man can do to you, rather put your trust in Me.  Things are not always as they seem, but you must ascend to My holy mountain to perceive and discern according to My Spirit.  This will take conscious effort on your part for the enemy would attempt to keep you in the valley of the shadow.  Remember, it is My desire to bring you out darkness to a place of light; a place of victory and rest, and a place where life is renewed in you.  Be at peace, and continue your ascension, says the Lord.  Ps. 23:4, “Even if I pass through death-dark ravines, I will fear no disaster; for You are with me; Your rod and staff reassure me.”  Ps. 24:3-6, “Who may go up to the mountain of the LORD?  Who can stand in His holy place?  Those with clean hands and pure hearts, who don’t make vanities the purpose of their lives or swear oaths just to deceive.  They will receive a blessing from the LORD and justice from God, who saves them.  Such is the character of those who seek Him, of Jacob, who seeks Your face.”   


This is a new beginning!  I have declared it so over your life.  Step into this new season, knowing that I have gone before you and prepared the way.  This is a time of My favor, however, you must be prepared to walk through the doors that I open.  Fear not, the new experiences, for all things are for your benefit.  This time will grow you, stretch you, and see you enter into new dimensions of that to which I’ve called you, says the Lord.  Prov. 12:12-13, “A good man obtains favor from the Lord, but a man of wicked intentions He will condemn.  A man is not established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous cannot be moved.”  Deut. 28:12, “The Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand.”


I am the place of blessing.  My Presence brings prosperity, success, and an abundance of peace, integrity, health, contentment, comfort, tranquility, and safety.  All of these come to those who will dwell in My Presence, making interaction with Me their priority, as I have made you Mine.  Some of you have worked so hard to “bring” My blessing, not realizing that it comes by simply being One with Me.  Seek Me, be with Me, delight in Me, and you will walk in My blessing, says the Lord.  Matt. 6:31-33, “So don’t be anxious, asking, ‘What will we eat?’ ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘How will we be clothed?’  For it is the pagans who set their hearts on all these things.  Your heavenly Father knows you need them all.  But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”  Ps. 27:4-6, “Just one thing I have I asked of ADONAI; only this will I seek:  to live in the house of ADONAI all the days of my life, to see the beauty of ADONAI and visit His temple.  For He will conceal me in His shelter on the day of trouble, He will hide me in the folds of His tent, He will set me high on a rock.  Then my head will be lifted up above my surrounding foes, and I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing, sing praises to ADONAI.”


Keep your eyes open and alert.  What I am about to do, I will do quickly.  It may not appear the way you thought it would – I certainly wasn’t what people thought their Messiah would look like.  You must be spiritually discerning and watching, and act speedily upon the understanding I give you.  I’m going to open a window of opportunity for you that will exceed your expectations, but you must be watching with a hearing heart and brave enough to go through it, says the Lord.  Remember, I am with you always, and would not give it if you were not prepared.  Joshua 1:9, “Haven’t I ordered you, ‘Be strong, be bold?’ So don’t be afraid or downhearted, because ADONAI your God is with you wherever you go.” Ps. 32:8, “I will instruct and teach you in this way that you are to go; I will give you counsel; My eyes will be watching you.”  Micah 7:7, “But as for me, I will look to ADONAI, I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.”


What would you know – My acts or My ways?  My acts can be seen from afar, but to know My ways requires you to come up to a higher place and get much closer.  Knowledge of My acts is for all, but knowledge of My ways are for those who dwell in covenant with Me, and who will be led be My Spirit.  The things of the Spirit are for those who are spiritual, those who choose to walk in the flesh will only ever see My acts – seeing they will see and not perceive, and hearing they will hear and not understand.  Choose this day to come closer and I will show you great and marvelous things, and My ways will become your path, says the Lord.  Ps. 103:7, “He made His ways known to Moses, His mighty deeds to the people of Israel.”  Ps. 25:4-5, “Make me know Your ways, ADONAI, teach me Your paths.  Guide me in Your truth, and teach me; for You are the God who saves me, my hope is in You all day long.”  I Cor. 2:14-16, “Now the natural man does not receive the things from the Spirit of God – to him they are nonsense!  Moreover, he is unable to grasp them, because they are evaluated through the Spirit.  But the person who has the Spirit can evaluate everything, while no one is in a position to evaluate him.  For who has known the mind of ADONAI?  Who will counsel Him?  But we have the mind of Christ!”


I am always true, faithful, and just.  I cannot be less than Myself, even in the times you think I am absent or My presence is not easily discerned.  I am always good, even in times of evil.  I am always love, even in times of hate.  I am holy.  As I am, you are to be.  Be loving, walking in truth and faithful to My Word.  Be holy, for I am holy.  It is not an easy thing I call you to, but it is doable for those that will put their trust wholly in Me.  It calls for nothing less than a total transformation of your very being, accomplished through the power of My Spirit.  Be bold, be strong, and choose to be like Me, says the Lord.  Micah 6:8, “Human being, you have already been told what is good, what the LORD demands of you – no more than to act justly, love grace, and walk in purity with your God.”  Zech. 4:6, “Not by force, and not by power, but by My Spirit,” says the LORD.”  I Pt. 1:15, “Following the Holy One who called you, become holy yourselves in your entire way of life.”  Rom. 12:2, “keep letting yourselves be transformed by the renewing of your minds: so that you will know what God wants and will agree what He wants is good, satisfying, and able to succeed.”


Learn to listen.  You have sought for Me in so many places, but I am not found in the loud whirlwind. I am outside of it, speaking peace in a still small voice to you.  It is when you learn to quiet yourself that you are able to discern My presence separately from your circumstances and observe Me at work in your life.  My sheep know My voice, and I lead towards green pastures even when it means walking first through the shadows of chaos.  Listen, and you will hear Me speaking peace, says the Lord.  I Kings 19:11-12, “He said, ‘Go outside, and stand on the mountain before the LORD’; and right then and there, the LORD went past.  A mighty wind tore the mountains apart and broke the rocks in pieces before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind.  After the wind came an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake.  After the earthquake, fire broke out; but the LORD was not in the fire.  And after the fire came a quiet, subdued voice.” Luke 10:27-28, “My sheep listen to My voice, I recognize them, they follow Me, and I give them eternal life.  They will absolutely never be destroyed, and no one will snatch them from My hands.” Ps. 23:1-3a, “ADONAI is my shepherd; I lack nothing.  He has me lie down in grassy pastures, He leads me by quiet water, He restores my inner person.” 


Be willing to act upon My decrees when I have judged in your favor.  My favor has granted you certain privileges within your area of influence, but you must be willing to take it, positioning yourself according to My will.  Yes, there will be a battle for what I have given you, but I will go before you, granting you victory.  I would not have decreed it if it were not so.  Wait for My timing, wait for My word, and act when I call upon you to do so.  2 Chron. 20:15b-17, “Here is what ADONAI is saying to you: ‘Don’t be afraid or distressed by this great horde; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.  Tomorrow go down against them…You won’t even need to fight this battle!  Just take your positions…stand still, and watch how ADONAI will deliver you!  Don’t be afraid or distressed; tomorrow, go out against them; for ADONAI is with you.’”  Ps. 9:7 & 10, “But ADONAI is enthroned forever; He has set up His throne for judgment…Those who know Your Name put their trust in You, for You have not abandoned those who seek You, ADONAI.”


Don’t allow yourself to enter into situations prematurely.  For everything there is a time and season, and you must go through this phase of preparation to stand victorious in the next.  My more mature children have learned to wait – to wait on Me and wait for Me.  Though it seems everything is vying for your attention, it can wait if you will.  I am in no hurry.  To enter into any venture without waiting is detrimental to what I am wanting to do in and through you.  Step back, breathe, and wait with Me for a while.  You’ll be glad you did!  Ps. 27:14, “Wait for the LORD; be strong and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!”  Ps. 40:1-3, “I waited patiently for the LORD, till He turned toward me and heard my cry.  He brought me up from the roaring pit, up from the muddy ooze, and set my feet on a rock, making my footing firm.  He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God.  Many will look on in awe and put their trust in the LORD.”


If you will stay in the place that I have planted you and obey the leading of My Holy Spirit in that place, I will bring everything that you need to succeed – the things you’ve prayed for and those that you haven’t even thought of yet.  I have not brought you to this place to abandon you to your own devices, but I have allowed you to be stretched in the midst of it.  Your capacity to endure trials is paramount to the ongoing work that I am performing through you, and you have proven yourself an overcomer.  Wait and see what will occur in this next season.  It is beyond your expectations, says the Lord.  I Chron. 11:1-1-3,” Then all Israel gathered themselves to David and said, “God said to you, ‘You will shepherd my people Israel, and you will be chief over my people Israel.’…and David made a covenant with them in Hebron in the presence of the Lord.” Is. 54:2, “Enlarge the space for your tent, extend the curtains of your dwelling; do not hold back, lengthen your cords, make your tent pegs firm.  For you will spread out to the right and left, your descendants will possess the nations and inhabit the desolated cities.”


Be one!  One with Me; one with each other.  It is in unity with Me, the true vine, that you are enabled to walk in unity with one another.  This is not a new thing, but you must be reminded of it.  There is much division in the world, but in unity they will know you are Mine.  In your unity they will understand My love, for they see Me in you.  Don’t allow the enemy to bring divisiveness into your midst.  The things he would attempt to use are petty and are of no eternal value.  Rather allow the eternal to reign in your hearts, minds, and spirits.  I am still God in the midst of what is going on, and it is imperative that you remain united with Me, says the Lord.  John 15:5-10, “I am the vine and you are the branches.  Those who stay united with Me, and I with them, are the ones who bear much fruit; because apart from you can’t do a thing.  Unless a person remains united with Me, he is thrown away like a branch and dries up.  Such branches are gathered and thrown into the fire, where they are burned up.  If you remain united with Me, and My words with you, then ask whatever you want, and it will happen for you.  This is how My Father is glorified – in your bearing much fruit; this is how you will prove to be My disciples.  Just as My Father has loved Me, I too have loved you; so stay in my love.  If you keep My commands, you will stay in My love – just as I have kept My Father’s commands and stay in His love.”  John 17:20-21, “I pray not only for these, but also for those who will trust in Me because of their word, that they may all be one.  Just as You, Father, are united with Me and I with you, I pray that they may be united with us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.”


What mountain have you been praying to see removed from your life?  I know.  There have often been times that I’ve heard you say, “Things will never change…it’s just my cross to bear.”  I say, oh you of little faith!  Did I not explain that even with a small measure of faith you could cast your mountain into the midst of the sea?  The burden of your heart was never meant to be carried, it was meant to be plucked up by the root and cast away!  Increase your faith by immersing yourself in My Word and truly hearing what I am saying, for it never returns void unto Me, says the Lord.  Matt. 21:21, “Yes!  I tell you, if you have trust and don’t doubt, you will not only do what was done to this fig tree; but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Go and throw yourself into the sea!’ it will be done.  In other words, you will receive everything you ask for in prayer, no matter what it is, provided you have trust.”  Luke 17:6, “If you had trust as tiny as a mustard seed, you could say to this fig tree, ‘Be uprooted and replanted in the sea!’ and it would obey you.”  Rom. 10:17, “So trust comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through a word proclaimed about the Messiah.”


Wounds were meant to heal when the blood clots it to prevent you from bleeding out.  When the blood cannot, it is a sign that something is not working properly internally – that the blood is being hampered from providing healing.  The same is true spiritually, My child.  When you allow past hurts to continue to fester you are preventing My blood from clotting the wound to bring healing and health to you spiritually.  Remember that I took your wound upon Myself.  It is My desire that you walk in wholeness and that you are healed.  It is one of the many purposes of My shed blood, and I want you to participate in what I’ve provided by refusing to tear off the scabs that have formed on your heart.  In due season they will fall off, and the remembrance of the wound will bother you no more.  Is. 53:5, “But He was wounded because of our crimes, crushed because of our sins; the disciplining that makes us whole fell on Him, and by His bruises we are healed.”  Jer. 17:14, “Heal me, LORD, and I will be healed; save me, and I will be saved, for You are my praise.”


Take joy in Me and obtain strength for the journey.  The enemy will attempt to discourage and sway you; that is a fact.  He is out to destroy every work My Spirit would do in and through you.  I tell you not to be dismayed, your joy should be in that I have already seen the end result and it is good and to your benefit.  Yes, there is a darkness that will come, but it is only for the night.  You will come out stronger for having traveled this path.  Choose to learn in this season, and let My peace and joy fill your heart and mind, says the Lord.  Ps. 28:6-7, “Blessed be the LORD, for He heard my voice as I prayed for mercy.  The LORD is my strength and shield; in Him my heart trusted, and I have been helped.  Therefore, my heart is filled with joy, and I will sing praises to Him.”  Phil. 4:6-7, “Don’t worry about anything; on the contrary, make your requests known to God by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving.  Then God’s peace, passing all understanding, will keep your hearts and minds safe in union with Christ Jesus.”


Learn to wield the weapons I have given you.  Spending time with Me is crucial to this, as My power moves through those who are unified with Me.  Know My Word.  Understand truth.  Walk in righteousness and boldly proclaim My Word.  Renew your mind daily that you may comprehend and know the totality of your salvation, never wavering in My redemptive love for you.  I will teach you how to effectively resist the enemy, wielding your faith to render useless that which the he throws your way.  Be careful how you conduct your life, and work towards maturity in Me so that you may teach others.  It is My will that you have abundance of life in this current world, says the Lord, and for that to be you must know how to fight.  Eph. 5:10-14a, “Finally, grow powerful in union with the Lord, in union with His mighty strength!  Use all the armor and weaponry that God provides, so that you will be able to stand against the deceptive tactics of the adversary.  For we are not struggling against human beings, but against the rulers, authorities and cosmic powers governing this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realm.  So take up every piece of war equipment God provides; so that when the evil day comes, you will be able to resist; and when the battle is won, you will still be standing.  Therefore, stand!”


I have redeemed you from the curse!  The curse that would enslave you to sin; the curse that would invade your bodies; the curse that would bring torment to your mind!  From all of this I have released you, proclaiming liberty in every area.  Do not question whether or not it is My will that you be free.  I AM freedom!  If you have Me, you are free.  Take hold of ME – My Person, My Power, My Presence – when the enemy tries to immobilize and depress you.  Stand in trust knowing that I AM Faithful and True, able to save and deliver you from everything the adversary would throw your way, says the Lord.  I’ve already overcome, and declare you free!  Gal. 3:13, “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming cursed on our behalf.”  Luke 4:18, “The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me because He has anointed Me to announce Good News to the poor; He has sent Me to proclaim freedom for the imprisoned and renewed sight for the blind, to release those who have been crushed, to proclaim a year of the favor of the LORD.”


I, the LORD, do not change.  Your circumstances may alter, but I AM your True North.  I am the compass by which you can judge your journey.  Look unto Me, for I make ALL things work together for your good.  I make ALL things beautiful in its time.  Watch and see what I will do in this next season of your life.  You have doubted your course and have felt lost, but you have remained steadfast in that place in which I’ve set you and your faithfulness is about to be rewarded.  Stay the course, My child.  It is about to shift for the better and you will stand in wonder at what I, the Lord, have done!    Eccl.  3:10-11, “I have seen the task God has given humanity to keep us occupied.  He has made everything suited to its time; also, He has given human beings an awareness of eternity; but in such a way that they can’t fully comprehend, from beginning to end, the thing God does.”  Rom. 8:28, “We know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called in accordance with His purpose.”


Who will go for Me?  Who will conquer in My Name?  Where you are and where you live is where I have placed you.  Will you occupy it for Me, or will you turn your back on those who desperately need Me.  Look around you! I long for those around you to be brought into My house.  My heart’s desire is that My children influence the world around them.  You are there for such a time as this.  Listen, and I will provide doors of opportunity for you to walk in.  I will give you prophetic insight that will answer the questions of their hearts.  As you obey My promptings, I will do the miraculous and I will raise up entire communities for My glory.  Look!  Listen!  Speak and Obey!  You are My Body, and I am commanding you to move forth in My strength, says the Lord.  Matt. 28:18-20, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.  Therefore, go and make people from all nations into disciples, immersing them into the reality of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.  And remember!  I will be with you always, yes, even until the end of the age.”  Is. 6:8, “Then I heard the voice of Adonai saying, ‘Whom should I send?  Who will go for us?’  I answered, ‘I’m here, send me!”


I am a God of compassion and of mercy.  I have not abandoned you.  Even when you are hardhearted, My hand is stretched out still to save.  Do you not know that it is your own hardheartedness and stubborn refusal to move with My Spirit that sends you into bondage?  I deal justly with all, but I would rather pour out My blessing upon those who call themselves by My Name.  You are capable of knowing and understanding, so know this – that the revelation of My heart is reserved for those who will walk in covenant relationship with Me and be flexible, moving with My Spirit.  If you would hear My voice, you must open your ears, hear what I am saying, and walk in it!  Rewards await those that will hear, but for those who will not to hear, My justice requires My action as much as My compassion.  Neh. 9:16-17, “But they and our ancestors were arrogant; they stiffened their necks and ignored your law; they refused to listen and paid no attention to the wonders you had done among them.  No, they stiffened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a leader to return them to their slavery.  But because you are a God of forgiveness, merciful, and full of compassion, slow to grow angry and full of grace, you did not abandon them.”  Ps. 95:6-9, “Come, let us bow down and worship; let’s kneel before the Lord who made us.  For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, the sheep in His care.  If only today you would listen to His voice; Don’t harden your hearts, as you did at Meribah [quarreling] as you did on that day at Massah [testing] in the desert, when your fathers put me to the test; they challenged Me, even though they saw My work.”


I love you!  I’ve freed you!  This is My revelation.  I am your champion and defender, the God of Heaven’s Armies, the A to Z, the Great I AM!  There is nothing too hard for Me, says the Lord.  Do not fear what you see in the natural for I am the Living One – fully, completely alive, outside every limit you could comprehend.  Live in the freedom I have purchased for you and walk in the peace that My presence and My victory bring. Indeed, I come quickly, and I AM coming for you.  Rev. 1:5b-6, 17, “To Him, the One who loves us, who has freed us from our sins at the cost of His blood, who has caused us to be a kingdom, that is, priests for God, His Father – to Him be the glory and the rulership forever and ever.  Amen…Don’t be afraid!  I am the First and the Last, the Living One, I was dead, but look! – I am alive forever and ever!  And I hold the keys to Death and Sh’ol.”


Love – it’s what the world needs to observe from you right now.  My love for you was exhibited on the cross, and your love for your brother must also be shown in a tangible way.  Just as faith without works is dead, the same is true for love and hope.  My church must arise and exemplify through their lives true faith, hope, and love, not just speak what they should be in theory.  Part of being immersed in My Holy Spirit is being immersed in My love.  The motivation for the signs, wonders, and miracles you desire must be a love for people.  My Spirit enables you to walk in supernatural love, even in a world where hate and contention are the norm.  More will be accomplished for the Kingdom if you will be moved with compassion for the masses knowing that they are without Me.  As love shines forth from you, it will grant hope to the people, and lead them to faith in Me, says the Lord.  I Cor. 13:13-14:1, “But for now, three things last – faith, hope, love; and the greatest of these is love.  Pursue love!”  I John 3:18, Children, let us love not with words and talk, but with actions and in reality!”  Matt. 9:36, “When He (Jesus) saw the crowds, He had compassion on them because they were harried and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.”


What is it to you, the work I do in another’s life?  Believe Me when I say that every work of Mine is a good, every relationship a covenant developed to bear fruit.  It is not the work I do that is judged, but your interaction with it that will be evaluated.  Focus on what I have given you to do, not what I’ve given to another.  Faithfulness is the key – faithfulness to your calling.  These are the tumultuous times which I spoke of, and I have given each an assignment that will glorify Me and advance My Kingdom.  Be wary of any thought that would deter you from that assignment; any prompting that would cause you to take your eyes off of Me and focus on another.  What matters is that you be found faithful in what I have asked of you, knowing that joyful obedience is My delight. Don’t allow the enemy to snatch the joy in your calling by convincing you to shift your attention and place emphasis and importance on someone else’s place in My Kingdom, says the Lord.  You are right where I want you.  John 21:22b, “What is it to you?  You, follow Me!”  John 16:22, “So you do indeed feel grief now, but I am going to see you again.  Then your hearts will be full of joy, and no one will take your joy away from you.”  Matt. 25:23, “Excellent!  You are a good and trustworthy servant…come and join in your master’s happiness!”


I have called you to a work.  It is a good work which I prepared specifically for you from the foundations of the earth.  Do not say, “This is not the time,” or “I am too old or too young or too damaged.”  These are a tactic of the enemy to throw you into confusion and convince you to stop the work I have begun in you.  Organize a spiritual watch against the enemy.  Stay in covenant relationship with Me and with others.  Do not neglect your time with Me, for in that place it is My intent to speak, and you must be prepared to listen.  As you press into Me, stand firm against the enemy and cause him to flee!  I will foil his plans as you do the work I have asked of you.  My presence brings My protection, but you must resist temptation including those thoughts sent to incapacitate you, says the Lord.  Eph. 2:10, “For we are of God’s making, created in union with Christ Jesus for a life of good actions already prepared by God for us to do.”  James 4:7-8a, “Therefore, submit to God.  Moreover, take a stand against the Adversary, and he will flee from you.  Come close to God, and He will come close to you.” Neh.  4:2-3, “All of them together plotted to come and fight….and thus throw us into confusion.  However, we prayed to our God and, because of them, organized a watch against them day and night.”


Your life can be restored.  You have looked at the broken and burned ashes and wondered if it was only fit for the scrap pile. I would have you know that am the God who recovers useful stones from piles of rubble, even that which you thought was not recoverable.  Yes, you must allow the light of My Spirit to search through the mess of what was torn down, removing the ineffectual, repairing the broken, and restoring the scarred and burned.  It is not a comfortable process, but it will bring about a renewal of your spirit.  I can create something new in you and for you, but you must allow Me access to the rubbish and quit viewing it as a sacred cemetery of regrets.  I am the God that longs to make all things new!  Neh. 3:34, “Are they going to recover useful stones from the piles of rubble, burned rubble at that?”  Is. 43:18-19, “Stop dwelling on past events and brooding over times gone by; I am doing something new; it’s springing up – can’t you see it?  I am making a road in the desert, rivers in the wasteland.” 


Be discerning regarding the plans I have placed in your heart.  Remember that vision comes to pass in a certain day and time.  Know that when the time comes, it will come suddenly.  That is why vision comes, so that you may be prepared.  Vision is a precursor to My purposes.  It is the planting of a seed within your heart that when least expected will burst forth as a green shoot out of the soil and within a season come to fruition.  Don’t worry about the cold of the damp earth and the seeming death of it, for from death comes life more abundantly and multiplication.  For this you’ve cried out, and I have heard, but be patient.  The roots I am developing in the midst of hiddenness will enable the fruit you bear to last and multiply itself many times over for My Kingdom, says the Lord.  John 15:8, “This is how My Father is glorified – in your bearing much fruit; this is how you will prove to be My disciples.” Hab. 2:3, “For the vision is for its appointed time; it speaks of the end, and does not lie.  It may take a while, but wait for it; it will surely come, it will not delay.”


Don’t fight the emptying of yourself.  So many of My people think incorrectly that they must be constantly running on full, but I tell you to allow yourself to be emptied.  When you are empty then My Spirit can fill you with things of the Spirit rather than filling yourself with things of the flesh.  Being full of the flesh is burdensome, because flesh is always in the process of decay.  Flesh clogs the flow of My Spirit through you.  Have faith that the cares and concerns that you carry, are much better off in My care.  My Spirit will enliven and refresh you.  My Spirit will fill you and teach you to constantly pour all of self out, so that you can be a conduit of My presence to those who are around you. Trust My process, says the Lord.  Romans 8:5-11, “For those who identify with their old nature set their minds on the things of the old nature, but those who identify with the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.  Having one’s mind controlled by the old nature is death, but having one’s mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.  For the mind controlled by the old nature is hostile to God, because it does not submit itself to God’s law – indeed, it cannot.  Thus, those who identify with their old nature cannot please God.  But you, you do not identify with your old nature but with the Spirit – provided the Spirit of God is living inside you, for anyone who doesn’t have the Spirit of Christ doesn’t belong to Him.  However, if Christ is in you, then on the one hand, the body is dead because of sin; but, on the other hand, the Spirit is giving life because God considers you righteous.  And if the Spirit of the One who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, then the one who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit living in you.”


Immerse yourself in the water of My Word.  In the beginning My Spirit hovered over the face of the deep and set physical boundaries for Earth.  It also sets spiritual boundaries for My people.  It is the water of My Word that brings about a new work in you, sanctifying and cleansing you.  I am the God who causes you to walk on water with Me, transcending your situations and circumstances.  My Word is living water that teaches you to worship in spirit and in truth.  It quenches the thirst of your very being and brings life.  Drink of the water I offer you and be refreshed, says the Lord.  John 4:14b, “The water I give him will become a spring of water inside him, welling up into eternal life!” Eph. 5:25-27, “ Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her to sanctify her, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to Himself as a glorious church, without stain or wrinkle or any such blemish, but holy and blameless.”


This moment you find yourself in is just that – a moment, but a necessary one.  The fire is for the purging of your character and nature.  It burns away all that is not of Me and My Spirit.  Know that even in the midst of this fire, I am with you, just as I was with the three Hebrews.  Is your trust and faith such that you can say in the middle of what you are experiencing that even if I don’t deliver you that you won’t worship or serve any other?  It was their declaration of undivided loyalty and worship that so delighted Me, and I tell you, praise in this moment!  Worship now in the middle of what you’re going through, for I inhabit the praises of My people.  When you do, you will look, as will others, and see My presence walking with you through the fire, and I will be glorified, and you will come out with not even a hair singed, purified and refined, says the Lord.  Daniel 3: 16-18, “Your questions doesn’t require an answer from us.  Your majesty, if our God, whom we serve, is able to save us, He will save us from the blazing hot furnace and from your power.  But even if He doesn’t, we want you to know, your majesty, that we will neither serve your gods nor worship the gold statue which you have set up.”  Ps. 22:3-5, “You are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.  In you our ancestors put their trust; they trusted, and You rescued them.  They cried to You and escaped; they trusted in You and were not disappointed.”


Take joy in fearing Me; don’t be afraid.  A healthy fear of Me is to your benefit.  It is the beginning of wisdom in your life. On those who have it, My blessings rest.  The fear of Me prolongs your life, and honor is reserved for those who walk in My ways.  Not only do My angels surround those who fear Me, but they are on command to rescue them.  The fear of Me brings about obedience, and obedience leads you in the way everlasting.  I hear the cry of those who fear Me, and My mercy is upon multiple generations of those who do.  Fear of Me should be a delight to you!  It is a discipline that you must choose to learn.  It will bring you closer to the intimate understanding of Me that you have sought so diligently.  Indeed, it is a characteristic I want all of My people to have, for then they would know in greater measure My lovingkindness for them, says the Lord, and understand that I have made them Mine.  Ps. 34:7-9, “The angel of the Lord, who encamps around those who fear Him, delivers them.  Taste and see that the Lord is good.  How blessed are those who take refuge in Him!  Fear the Lord, you holy ones of His, for those who fear Him lack nothing.”  Prov. 14:26-27, “In the fear of the Lord is powerful security; for His children there will be a place of refuge.  The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life enabling one to avoid deadly traps.”  Mal. 3:16-17, “Then those who feared the Lord spoke together; and the Lord listened and heard.  A record book was written in His presence for those who feared the Lord and had respect for His Name.  ‘They will be Mine,’ says the Lord of Hosts, ‘on the day when I compose My own special treasure.  I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him.  Then once again you will see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between the person who serves God and one that doesn’t serve Him.”


Be still and know that I am God.  In a world where chaos reigns, you must make a conscious decision to quiet your spirit.  Allow My peace and the deep calm that comes with My presence to encompass you.  You will find that when you do, the rest that you long for has always been with you, for I am your rest.  I am the support upon which you can lean all of your weight and concerns.  Learn from Me. I worked for six days, but ordained rest on the seventh.  You must practice ceasing from activity and recover.  Strength is not found in ceaseless activity and continually pressing onward when body and spirit are weak.  Strength is found when you willingly choose to rest your body, mind, and heart, putting all your burdens into My care, says the Lord.  Ps. 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God.”  Matt. 11:28-30, “Come to Me, all of you who are struggling and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.”


My disciples were fearful in the midst of the storm and were convinced the boat would capsize.  I would remind you that it was I who entered the boat first.  When you face challenging situations that seem hopeless and you are drowning in despair, remember that I have already gone where you are going, and I am at rest where you are.  I would ask you, “Why are you afraid?”  I will astound you by how I silence the storm, but take a moment and examine yourself and notice your level of faith.  Don’t allow the noise of the storm, fraught with thunders and lightening to take your eyes off of Me, who would have you be at peace and of a calm spirit.  This is mature faith – one that is quiet when all around is noise, says the Lord.  Matt. 8:23-27a, “He boarded the boat, and his disciples followed.  Then, without warning, a furious storm arose on the lake, so that waves were sweeping over the boat.  But Jesus was sleeping.  So they came and roused him, saying, ‘Sir!  Help!  We’re about to die!’ He said to them, ‘Why are you afraid?  So little trust you have!’  Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and there was a dead calm.”  Is. 30:15, “Returning and resting is what will save you; calmness and confidence will make you strong.”


Wait patiently for the fruit you have planted.  This should not be difficult if your faith and trust is placed in Me.  Persevere to the end and you will see the fruit of the seed planted years ago that you have forgotten about.  I have not forgotten, though.  Every seed, every drop of water you have poured out has been noted, and there will be a harvest from it in both yourself and others.  Do not give up, for fruit doesn’t come without a seed.  Continue planting.  Continue watering and see what My Spirit will do.  Only I am able to bring the rain and only I am able to bring the harvest.  Imitate Me, as I watch over My word to perform it, so you be patient and watch, for you will reap if you faint not, says the Lord.  I will do it.  Col. 5:7, “So, brothers, be patient until the Lord returns.”  I Cor. 3:7,9a, “So neither the planter nor the waterer is anything, only God who makes things grow…for we are God’s co-workers; you are God’s field.”  Gal. 6:9-10, “So let us not grow weary of doing what is good; for if we don’t give up, we will in due time reap the harvest.  Therefore, as the opportunity arises, let us do what is good to everyone.”


Be encouraged, My people!  I have made you a nation of kings and priests unto Me – a royal priesthood that you should show forth My praise.  It is not My desire that you live in defeat, poverty, shame, but that you stand in victory, abundant provision, and freedom.  Those that I set free are free indeed, and need not question it.  I have called you forth to be an uncompromising voice in the midst of confusion.  To be in the world, but not of it.  I have called you to abundant life in Me.  Listen carefully and you will hear and be able to act.  Develop your spiritual senses that you may go forth in the power of My might and see what I will accomplish through you who love Me, says the Lord.  I Peter 2:9, “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.”  John 8:35-36, “Now a slave does not remain with a family forever, but a son does remain with it forever.  So if the Son frees you, you will really be free!”  John 17:16-19, “They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world.  Set them apart for holiness by means of the truth – You Word is truth.  Just as You sent Me into the world, I have sent them into the world.  On their behalf I am setting Myself apart for holiness, so that they too may be set apart for holiness by means of the truth.”


Shout aloud!  The glory of the latter house shall be greater than the former.  Do not say in your heart that you wish that I would move as I moved in Acts, the Great Awakening, or Azusa.  My Spirit moves in a way appropriate for the day, and likewise I will move according to the day you live in.  It won’t be known by the name of a street, a time, a book, but will be known as the Movement of the Spirit of the Living God.  This movement of My Spirit will be on such an incredible scale that My church will stand in wonder.  It will be a move that brings people to Me, but it will also separate those that are Mine from those who are not.  Don’t be one that weeps for what I did in the past, but rejoice in what I am doing now.  You are here for such a time as this, that you may participate with Me.  Today is the day of salvation.  Be a people of vision and discern the times that I may be praised in all the Earth, says the Lord.  Ezra 3:10-12, “When the builders laid the foundation of the temple…they sang antiphonally, praising and giving thanks…all the people raised a great shout of praise…but many of the priests, Levites, and heads of the fathers’ clans, the old men who had seen the first house…wept out loud…”  Haggai 2:9, “The glory of this new house will surpass that of the old.” 


Be joyful in Me, says the Lord, be joyful!  Rejoice in Me always.  I am your strength and shield.  I am your ever present help in times of trouble.  Mourning is only for a night, and your attitudes and reactions in the midst of darkness are vital to how I am perceived by those living in it.  Remember, joy will always come in the morning for you, but for those who have not come to Me, those who have failed to receive Me, darkness is perpetual.  Your joy in Me is a light that leads them to where I am at, and provides them with the opportunity to recognize that hope is available to them through Me and that I am at hand reaching for them to pull them forth into My glorious light.  Rejoice in Me always, My people, and again I say, rejoice!  Phil. 4:4-8, “Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice!  Let everyone see how reasonable and gentle you are.  The Lord is near.  Don’t worry about anything, on the contrary, make your requests known to God by prayer and petition with thanksgiving.  Then God’s shalom, passing all understanding, will keep your hearts and minds safe in union with the Messiah Yeshua.”


I am calling you forth from where you have been hidden.  I have kept you and trained you for such a time as this.  Do not fear the removal of this cover for its purpose has been served in that it has protected you until the appointed time.  That time is now.  As you step forth, know that I will grant not only ability, but grace.  Grace to do the seemingly impossible, grace to step out into the unknown, grace to conquer.  You have been hidden in My grace, now shine in My grace, knowing that I will provide and teach you everything you must know for this new season.  Come forth and conquer, says the Lord.  Ephesians 5:13, “But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light.”  NLT


I am your champion.  I am your intercessor.  You don’t need to beg your cause or plead for those things that I have already said I will do for you.  When you accepted My sacrifice and made me Lord, it became My privilege to provide for you and assist you, if you will give your cares to Me.  Did I not say that My burden was light?  Why do you carry such a heavy load when surrendering it to Me would make your world so much more bearable and more of a delight?  There are burdens you are carrying that you were never meant to pick up.  Release them to Me, and breathe easier, says the Lord.  I Peter 5:7, “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.”  Ps. 55:22, “Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken.” 


Where are you?”  It is the question I have been asking ever since man first sinned against Me.  I ask it today of you – where are you?  Where has your sin led you?  My grace is able to take you from where sin has led you, but I will not force you from it.  You must choose to forsake the sin.  Repentance is more than just a turning away, it is a recognition of where you are and a determination not to be there any longer.  Yes, it can be humiliating to acknowledge your current condition, for it is in that recognition that your entire being is laid bare before Me, but to continue in pride will cause you to fall.  Know that your nakedness does not scare Me, only you.  It takes a moment for a sinner to turn, but repentance is a continual walking away from that which would lead you astray, keeping your footsteps in alignment with Mine.  Put your hand in Mine, and allow Me lead you from the place where you are, to the place where I want you to be and clothe you in My righteousness, says the Lord.  Genesis 3:9, “ADONAI, God, called to man, ‘Where are you?’  He answered, ‘I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, so I hid myself.”  Isaiah 61:10, “I am so joyful in ADONAI!  My soul rejoices in my God, for He has clothed me in salvation, dressed me with a robe of triumph, like a bridegroom wearing a festive turban, like a bride adorned with her jewels.”


Faith is the substance of things hoped for.  Faith is tangible.  It is something you walk in, move in, breathe in.  Your hope doesn’t make up your faith, rather your faith makes up your hopes.  Even small faith can produce large hopes.  Just as your microscopic DNA can produce large, complicated beings, even so those of you with little faith can see mountains move.  It is not the size of your faith, rather the quality of faith.  If faith is the substance of hope, what is the substance of your faith?  I am the substance of your faith!  Even when others are faithless, I am faithful, so allow your faith to create substantial hope in you.  Hope for the big things, for nothing is too difficult for Me, says the Lord. Present your faith as evidence in My court that I may render judgments in your favor, so that which has not been seen will be manifest in your life. Now is the time. Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is the substance of things of hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”


Many of you have been holding fast and clinging to promises I made to you.  Many are the nights you’ve wept over the seeming lack of fulfillment and you’ve wondered if I have forgotten you.  But know that you are very much on My heart, and even now things are coming into alignment so that the Word you’ve kept close will manifest in your life.  Don’t let it go!  The time is near, says the Lord.  Keep the faith!  Keep the Word!  Hold fast and do not dismay.  Realize that My Word never returns void unto Me, but will accomplish all that I have sent it to do.  My Word always succeeds in its purpose!  Is. 55:8-13, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, and your ways are not My ways,’ says ADONAI. ‘As high as the sky is above the earth are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.  For just as rain and snow fall from the sky and do not return there, but water the earth, causing it to bud and produce, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater; so is My Word that goes out from My mouth – it will not return unfulfilled; but it will accomplish what I intend, and cause to succeed what I sent it to do.”


Take inventory, beloved, of what is within you, both what should be and what should not be.  What is silver, what is gold, and what is wood, hay, and stubble.  Now is the time to make sure that nothing is present within My Bride that could cast reason for the world to doubt My presence in your life.  Some of you have thought the negative within you is there to stay, but I say it is not so.  I am able to deliver you from those things which have held you captive.  I see those areas with which I am greatly pleased, as well as those things from which you need to sever yourselves.  Set up and maintain My temple – yourself – with only the best, born of My Spirit. Know that when you take inventory, I can replace all that the enemy has stolen and used in the past for His purposes, so that you are whole and complete as My Bride, says the Lord.  Ezra 1:7-11, “Cyrus the king brought out the vessels from the house of ADONAI which Nebuchadnezzar had taken from Jerusalem and put in the house of his god.  Cyrus king of Persia had Mitr’dat the treasurer bring them out and make inventory of them…in all there were 5,400 articles of gold and silver.  Sheshbatzar took all of them along when the exiles were brought up from Babylon to Jerusalem.”


Rejoice always in Me, says the Lord.  Do not concern yourself by focusing on troubles that may or may not come tomorrow.  You have enough to concern yourself with today, and today, you must rejoice.  Your praise lifts Your spirit to Mine and grants you new insight into what you see.  Worship enables you to perceive My presence, which is so very near to you, calming you even in the midst of the storm.  Rejoice in Me – what I have already done, as well as My ability to work in your life, in your home, in your country, in this world.  Be at peace, and rejoice!  Phil. 4:4-7, “Rejoice in union with the Lord always!  I will say it again: rejoice!  Let everyone see how reasonable and gentle you are.  The Lord is near!  Don’t worry about anything; on the contrary, make your requests known to God by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving.  Then God’s shalom, passing all understanding, will keep your hearts and minds safe in union with the Messiah Yeshua.”


Unify.  Become one with Me and with one another.  To be one with Me is to understand My heart, My intentions, My will.  To be one with each other grants you the ability to act on it.  Division has no place in My kingdom.  It is a kingdom that operates in exponential growth, both spiritually and physically.  Any act, thought, or word that is divisive is contrary to the purposes of My kingdom.  Unity brings blessing and releases a divine anointing that accomplishes the impossible.  Make a conscious decision to walk in unity as My church.  This is My request, says the Lord.  John 17:21-23, “That they may all be one.  Just as you, Father, are united with Me and I with You, I pray that they may be united with Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.  The glory which You have given to Me, I have given to them; so that they may be one, just as we are one – I united with them and You with Me, so that they may be completely one, and the world thus realize that You sent Me, and that You have loved them just as You have loved Me.”  Ps. 133:1, “Oh, how good, how pleasant it is for brothers to live together in harmony.”


There is purpose in everything, says the Lord.  Purpose in your place, purpose in your passions, purpose in your person.  I have promised by My Word, that those who seek will find, when you seek wholeheartedly.  When you find Me, you will begin to understand the divine purposes of your life.  Even your age is purposeful.  Do not suppose that because you are older that your purpose has expired.  For some it is just beginning to reach its peak.  The trials of your youth will act as a catapult as you experience a renewal of My work in your life.  Part of this purpose is the preparation of the young that follow you.  They will understand and grasp the life lessons that you teach them far quicker than any generation before, for even in their youth they are being released into a ministry that will reach the world for Me.  Seek the purposes of My heart, says the Lord, and be willing for it to be released through you.  Titus 2:3b-8 “The (older women) should teach what is good, thus training the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to take good care of their homes and submit to their husbands.  In this way, God’s message will not be brought into disgrace.  Similarly, urge the young men to be self-controlled, and in everything set them an example yourself by doing what is good.  When you are teaching, have integrity and be serious; let everything you say be so wholesome that an opponent will be put to shame because he will have nothing bad to say about us.”


In these days know that I love you and have loved you with an everlasting love.  It is My love that will enable you to stand even as you tremble at the events around you.  As you stand, it is My desire to give you an understanding heart, so that you may discern what is taking place around you.  Seek for godly discernment, for not everything is as it seems, and it is My Truth in you that will shine as a light in the dark times that are coming and are currently here.  Spiritual discernment will bring a clarity to you that will strengthen you.  It is a love gift from Me to you, says the Lord.  Make good use of it.  Daniel 10:11 & 14a, “He said to me, ‘Daniel, you are a greatly loved man.  Now pay attention to the words I am saying to you, and stand upright; for it is to you that I have been sent now…I have come to make you understand.’”  Jer. 31:3, “I love you with an everlasting love; this is why in My grace I draw you to Me.”


To know My Word is of infinite value, but to understand My Word is essential.  You must be able to rightly divide the Truth.  The enemy knows My Word, but twists it for his perverse purposes, even as he used it when he tempted Me to accomplish his will.  He will try to do so with you, as well.  You must not just know, but understand, perceive, and act upon what is written for it is Truth and Life.  If you lack wisdom, ask, and the Spirit will show you Truth.  Do not use My Word to enter into arguments with your brothers and sisters, but to build one another up in Me, and you will see growth within yourself as you practically apply My Word to your life.  Yes, you will see even the miraculous occur, says the Lord.  2 Tim. 2:15 “Do all you can to present yourself to God as someone worthy of His approval, as a worker with no need to be ashamed, because he deals straightforwardly with the Word of Truth.”  James 1:5, “Now if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives to all generously and without reproach; and it will be given to him.”


I have set you apart as holy unto Me.  I am beginning even now to separate those who belong to Me and are for Me, from those who are not.  It is crucial that you stay where I have placed you, for soon there will be a noticeable differentiation between the world and you.  The world will see this difference between who is Mine and who is theirs and it will bring many to Me, but act according to who you are – Mine.  Choose to walk in love, joy, peace, patience, and all the fruit that is born of the Spirit in your life. You are not of this world or kingdom, you belong to Me. Walk in holiness and bear fruit worthy of My Name, says the Lord.  Gal. 5:22-24, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility, self-control.  Nothing in the law stands against such things.  Moreover, those who belong to the Messiah Yeshua have put their old nature to death on the stake, along with its passion and desires.  Since it is through the Spirit that we have Life, let it also be through the Spirit that we order our lives day by day.”


Are you looking for Me?  Can you see Me and what I am doing?  You must hold the vision of Me in you close to your heart.  This is your hope.  The enemy has always sought to destroy this hope by shifting the eyes of man to the irrelevant, but you must maintain and hold fast to it by keeping your eyes on Me and discerning what I am doing.  It is not for the faint of heart or the complacent, but for those whose eyes are upon Me, says the Lord; those who are set apart for Me.  Look! Watch!  See Me and hold what I reveal close.  You will need supernatural sight that brings hope to you and a world where hope is uncommon in the days ahead.  Hebrews 12:2, “Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith.” Col. 1:25b-27, “The work is to make fully known the message from God, the secret hidden for generations, for ages, but now made clear to the people he has set apart for himself.  To them God wanted to make known how great among the Gentiles is the glorious richness of this secret.  And the secret is this:  the Messiah is united with you people!  In that rests your hope of glory!”


Keep your focus, your eyes on Me.  There are many things that would distract you from what I am doing in your life.  Don’t allow the storm raging around you to divert your attention from Me, for it is I who keep you from sinking and I who enable you to walk on the water.  Just as Peter cried out to Me, “Lord, help!” know that I hear your cry as well, and My hand is stretched out toward you.  The boat is not your place of safety, My hand is your salvation. So do not look around you, look to Me, and I will save you in the midst of the waves that would engulf you, says the Lord.  Matt. 14:30-32, “But when he saw the wind, he became afraid; and as he began to sink, he yelled, ‘Lord!  Save me!’  Yeshua immediately stretched out His hand, took hold of him, and said to him, ‘Such little trust!  Why did you doubt?’  As they went up into the boat, the wind ceased.”


Behold, am I not a mighty God with wondrous acts to perform?  I love to do for my children and grant the requests of your heart.  Only have faith that not only can I, but I will.  I am doing something new now, not only for my church, but for my children.  I am answering prayers that have been prayed in the secret and in the open, as I mark you as Mine.  My provision is setting you apart so that those around will see and be in awe of the wonders I perform in your life.  As you praise, I will perform, says the Lord.  Ps. 105:1-5 “Give thanks to ADONAI!  Call on His name!  Make His deeds known among the peoples.  Sing to Him, sing praises to Him, talk about His wonders.  Glory in His holy name; let those seeking ADONAI have joyful hearts.  Seek ADONAI and His strength; always seek His presence.  Remember the wonders he has done, his signs and his spoken rulings.”


My children, be careful what you are feeding yourself.  Much of what is in the culture today is unhealthy for you both physically and spiritually.  Set your mind on things above.  My ways are not your ways, neither are My thoughts your thoughts, but I tell you that I long to share My heart with you.  If you will forsake your previous habits and eat and drink of My Spirit, He will lead you into Truth.  Be a picky eater for there are many who would seek to give you what is idolatrous, says the Lord.  Like Daniel, make a choice and see Me elevate you to positions of authority in My kingdom.  John 6:63 “It is the Spirit who gives life, the flesh is no help.  The words I have spoken to you are Spirit and life.”


I have a place for you, and it is next to Me.  I am preparing it for you, and you already know the way.  I have never forsaken you, I have never left you.  Sometimes you have wandered from the way because of the circumstances you have found yourself in, but know that I am the Truth in each situation and if you will walk towards Me, you will see that I will bring clarity to your heart and mind.  I AM not just the God of your spirit, but the entirety of your being.  Allow Me access, and my peace will surpass your fears.  Unify yourself with Me in the place I have prepared for You, says the Lord.  Phil. 4:5b-7 “The Lord is near!  Don’t worry about anything; on the contrary, make your requests known to God by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving.  Then God’s peace, passing all understanding, will keep your hearts and minds safe in union with the Messiah Jesus.”


Make the choice today to walk forth into the destiny to which I have called you.  I have created you for a purpose that exceeds your current understanding and for such a time as this, you were born.  Don’t lose heart by what you see around you.  It is just a distraction.  Make a choice to set your mind on things above, namely Me, and see what I can and will do through a willing heart.  I can create your destiny, but you must choose it. Ephesians 2:10 “For we are of God’s making, created in union with the Messiah Yeshua for a life of good actions already prepared by God for us to do.”


I have loved you with an everlasting love.  I have given Myself wholly and completely to your person.  You are My passion.  Do not think that because You do not see Me at work in your life that I am not.  Do not think that when I am quiet it is because you have sinned.  Be still and know that I am working all things together for your good and for My glory.  Wait patiently for Me and do not attempt to get ahead of Me, says the Lord, for it can interfere in My plans for you.  Wait patiently, resting in My love.  Is. 30:15, “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength.”  Ps. 27:14, “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”


When you are overwhelmed, call unto Me.  I am that Rock that is far above you.  It is my desire to set you in a place where your perspective changes, and where your heart becomes a reflection of Mine.  This can only happen in My presence.  What I am allowing now in your life is an opportunity for you to come to a place of maturity and a total reliance upon Me as your all in all.  I will not fail you.  I will never leave or forsake you.  As you choose My presence, I will be your refuge.  I hear your cry, and will hide you as you choose to trust Me above all.  Ps. 62:1-6 “Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer.  From the end of the earth, with fainting heart, I call out to you.  Set me down on a rock far above where I am now.  For you have been a refuge for me, a tower of strength in the face of the foe.  I will live in your tent forever and find refuge in the shelter of your wings.  For you, God, have heard my vows; you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.”


Behold, I am coming quickly, says the Lord.  Do not allow the former things to hinder, nor the present things to detain you.  The past is done and covered by My blood.  The present is redeemed and in My hand.  Do not allow the temporal to overshadow the eternal, for I will come quickly, and you must be prepared.  Be holy for I am holy.  Let your light shine so that your life will point others to the Father and glorify Him.  Prepare yourself, says the Lord. I Peter 1:14-17 As people who obey God, do not let yourselves be shaped by the evil desires you used to have when you were still ignorant.  On the contrary, following the Holy One who called you, become holy yourselves in your entire way of life; since the Scripture says, “You are to be holy because I am holy.”  Also, if you are addressing as Father the one who judges impartially according to each person’s actions, you should live out your temporary stay on earth in fear.”