Hey! What’s that in Your Hand?
The replay is now available. Here it is:
Hey! What’s that in Your Hand?
The replay is now available. Here it is:
The devil always wants to create just enough pressure to get you to back off.
What is he wanting to stop you from doing?
Stick it out.
Stand on the Word.
Resist the devil…he will flee! PS—God has already determined Satan’s position—Satan is defeated!
Today enforce his defeat! YOU are a mighty warrior! YOU are more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus!
The Bible says that during end times there will be a great deception. It prophesied of wars, rumors of wars, an anti-Christ spirit, offense, and a beastly world kingdom that sets itself against Jehovah’s kingdom and His people.
I sense this deception swirling in the atmosphere. I also sense an unprecedented revival and awakening swirling In the atmosphere. This swirling is a battle between good and evil. The enemy knows his time is short. His fury is mounting.
Only those who keep their eyes on Jesus will be able to walk above this and not sink. Only those who get above this will fight well. Only those who use worship as their weapon can remain steadfast.
My friends, we need to remember who we are and what we are called to do. We are water walkers. We walk ABOVE the storms that rage. Actually, we dance on the storms of life! We are water dancers. We are mighty warriors! We fight the good fight.
Worship is our weapon!
Worship is our warfare!
We worship as our warfare!
Worship is not three songs and an altar call. It is not a building. It is not a program.
It’s a LIFE.
A life fully devoted and surrendered.
Today, I call up our mighty warriors to a place above the storm. I call you up to a place above the battle. I call you up to a place above the swirling and whirling of the storms of deception.
Come apart. Take your position. It’s time to worship!
Have you been wondering about these crazy days that we live in? Wondering how we should see some of the issues of the day? Wondering how to respond? Wondering whether to be quiet or stand up and be counted?
I was just watching a video for a course I am taking in school for my master’s degree. The title was “WDJD? Self-Differentiation and Following Jesus.” I loved the title. It got my attention and made my brain explode with thoughts.
I believe as never before that these are perfect questions. Of course, I also believe as never before that the question is not so much “What WOULD Jesus Do,” but “What DID Jesus Do?”
Soak on that for a moment.
The big buzz for a while was asking that question, “What WOULD Jesus Do?”
It is a valuable question.
It is a convicting question.
It is a contemplative question.
However, we have the answer already. The answer is not up for grabs. The answer is not relative. The answer is not “dependent upon the circumstances” faced. The answer is not shifting or changing with the “times.” The answer is found as we look at “What DID Jesus Do?”
Answering that question, we can see exactly what God would want for US to do and be all about. We can see clearly the will of God. We can see a vivid demonstration of the power that God wants flowing through us. We can accurately determine what we possess as ours.
We have absolutely no doubt about our purpose, possession, position, promise, and power as a “child of God.”
We don’t have to guess.
We don’t have to project.
We don’t have to wonder.
It is as absolute as the sunrise and the sunset. Creator God came into this world in the form of a man and showed us the “oversimplification” of the God-head in a human form. He modeled before us exactly how He, Jehovah, would act, react, respond, do, and view everything. All we have to do is open the Bible and dig into His ultimate “brain-in-a-book” or His “Daytimer” for His fresh revelation.
His “Daytimer” is wide-open for us to access and read in the Gospels. His “Daytimer” is captured for us today so we don’t have to doubt for even one moment how to handle a situation or how to respond or how to make a decision or how to balance it all.
We can see how He planned His day.
We can see His priorities in print.
We can see how He got it all done–especially the eternal in the midst of the daily demands.
We can see His model for ministry lived in every day life.
We can learn how to balance the daily with the eternal.
So, today…in THIS day, in THIS culture as never before, I hear that call to dig back into the source that can answer the big questions for us. I hear that call to get my “agenda” for the day from a source that is always relevant, always on time, always informed, always REAL NEWS.
Want to join me? Let’s pull aside and sit at the feet of Jesus. Let’s learn from Him. Let’s peek into His Ultimate “Daytimer” and ask, “What did Jesus DO?” Then ask, “What will *I* DO?”
Musicians, it is no accident that our feeds have been filled with so many of you picking up your instruments to pour out new songs. Setting up your mics. Something is arising in you that is not an accident. It’s a strategy of the Holy Spirit.
Reminds me of a prophetic word God gave me. He has new songs that He wants to pour out into the world through those who will let Him flow through them. These songs will minister hope, healing, and establish His people for the days to come.
Your music is a voice of Holy Spirit that confounds the enemy and causes him to flee. It’s no accident that it’s in these days.
Our leaders have called a fast. Many have been fasting since the 1st or have joined in along the way. God has spoken that this virus requires fasting and faith to break it.
Fasting starves the flesh.
Worship builds up the inner man so the spirit man is stronger than the flesh.
Worship confounds the enemy and makes him flee.
Worship ushers in the presence of the Living God.
Worship refreshes and restores the saints.
Worship wins the war.
Worship with song.
Worship with your instruments.
Rise up and let Holy Spirit flow through you.
Pour forth a new song.
Positioned for your Purpose…
Perfectly positioned for your purpose…
God has been speaking and unpacking the word, “Positioning” to me this whole past year. He just woke me up with a clear vision of what He is doing right now–not just for me, but also for you.
Dear friends, God wants for you to know that He Is positioning you, your circumstances, your story, your finances, your gifts, your heartbeat, your heart cry, your relationships, your support, your team, your destiny. He is moving everything and everyone into position for your greatest days, your greatest works, your greatest ministry, your greatest experiences. What you have been waiting for all of your life is such a time as this!
I see it like a chess board. Everything is moving into position for a great victory!!
Don’t fret when you don’t understand why you are where you are and don’t see what’s up or what’s next. Don’t fret when a seemingly very vital piece is knocked out of your game. God is POSITIONING and ALLOWING THAT WHICH POSITIONS you perfectly for the very best. It’s time for your purpose. It’s time for you to get in the game and play to win!
Victory is yours!! You can trust Him! You are being positioned for your purpose! It is your very very BEST…GOOD…VERY GOOD…BETTER THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE !
You are armed for battle!
You are armed for victory!
You are made for this!
You will have great victory!
Get into position! Embrace your position! You are perfectly positioned for your purpose! It’s time!!!
Beloved…I have very good news for you!
This is not your position!
This is not your identity!
Soak that in…
You are a mighty warrior! You are a victor! Your wounds are your weapons. What the enemy intended for your harm is actually the very thing the Lord uses for your good. Those very “hits” are not your identity but weapons you will use to set captives free!
Those heartaches, losses, disappointments, struggles, messes are all turning today. They are turning into beautiful weapons–like arrows in your quiver. That pain is turning into wisdom that can be shot forth to bring hope and healing. That lack is turning today into a testimony of God’s faithfulness and miraculous provision that can zone in to the soul in deep need of “a way”. The dryness, parch-ness, burn-out, brokenness, and weariness are turning today into wells that never run dry and a river that flows out in overflow, bringing an arrow of refreshing into the longing heart. That emptiness, loneliness, and betrayal are becoming beautiful and powerful arrows shooting forth great love and satisfying relationship with God, self, and others. Those lies, accusations, doubts, fears that were hurled your way are transforming before your very eyes to become weapons sending forth truth, wisdom, and prophesy. Even the momentary death of your dreams is turning into an arrow sending forth abundant, full, lavish, intentional, and purposeful life. Everything… EVERYTHING
… every single weapon used against you is turning today into your arsenal of weapons.
Felt a heaviness from all of the hits?
Feel like you are standing in the midst of a huge pile of arrows that have been fired into your life??
Today is the day to gather those arrows and lay them at the feet of Jesus. You are not intended to carry around all of that heaviness. You are destined for so much more!!
It’s time to “yoke up” with Jesus and turn all of those into your weapons and arrows! It’s time to let Him transform those arrows and fill your quiver full of weapons of defense and offense–you are made for battle! You are a might warrior! You cannot lose!! No weapon formed against you can prosper! Every single hit from your childhood is before you and beckoning you to step up as a mighty warrior and pick up those arrows as your own weapon so you can fight the good fight! Your arrows will set the captives free! Your arrows will protect you from the enemy–they are your weapons for protection! Those arrows are in your quiver to assist you in taking back the captives for the Kingdom of God and setting them free!!
Today, gather those arrows! Offer them up. Let them all go. Refuse today to be a victim. Refuse to stay in captivity! Refuse to be a prisoner of war. Today, get back up!!
I declare that you are a mighty warrior! I declare that these weapons are now your arrows that you will use to bring Jehovah’s freedom to the culture. These arrows intended for your harm are now your testimonies of healing, sustenance, provision, wisdom, love, comfort, transformation, relationship, freedom, purpose, and calling. Be aware of the schemes of the enemy but don’t miss the greatest truth–he is under your feet! He is defeated! You ARE a victor! You ARE an overcomer!! This is your position! It is not one day or someday. It is your position and your identity TODAY!
Rise up mighty warrior!!
Feel something tugging at your heart and soul? Feel a gentle nudge to a great unknown? Feel on the brink of something you have never known?
God is calling you into a time of soaking, slow soaking… but beware–the enemy wants it too! You are standing at a fork in the road. Your choices completely determine what lies around the bend.
God wants for you to soak in His Spirit and turn Him loose to burn in all areas of your life–heart, soul, relationships, self, stuff, work, ministry. He wants completely access with no areas closed off from Him. He wants to do a great work. That great work requires a season of soaking in the Spirit and letting Him get to the deep places that have been blocked off from Him. That great work requires a season of releasing Him to burn away all that is holding you back from the greatness that is your calling, your life purpose, and ultimately, your destiny!
God wants you to soak…to bask…to enter into a slow burn.
Satan does too. He wants for you to put yourself into all of the wrong things. He wants you busy with the mundane. He wants you tired and weary from the busyness of a lot of very good things. Good, but wrong things! He will work on you slowly…slowly soaking in, slowly burning into the depths of your being. Small compromises. Small compromises that are slowly burning you and burning you out. Small compromises that are slowly soaking in deep into your spirit and soul. Bit-by-bit until he has got you! The chains have you bound and you have no idea how to break free.
God is calling you home! God is calling you into His arms. He desires for you to run into His open arms and just fall in! Rest! Be still! BE! Soak. Let Him burn away all that must go…
…the fake and unreal
Yes! He is calling you to let His fire burn!
Burn away pain!
Burn away heartache!
Burn away disappointments!
Burn away rejection!
Burn away abandonment!
Burn away loneliness!
Burn away anger!
Burn away bitterness!
Burn away unforgiveness!
Burn away brokenness!
Burn away mourning!
Burn away all counterfeits!
Burn away fake!
Burn away all unreal!
Burn away ashes!
Burn away heaviness!
Burn away grief!
Burn away ruin!
Burn away desolation!
Burn away shame!
Burn away guilt!
Burn away fear!
Burn away condemnation!
Burn away poverty!
Burn away all affliction!
Burn away depression!
Burn away despair!
Soak in healing!
Soak in peace!
Soak in joy..deep, abiding, true joy!
Soak in wholeness!
Soak in freedom and liberty!
Soak in comfort!
Soak in consolation!
Soak in beauty!
Soak in praise!
Soak in purpose!
Soak in hope!
Soak in redemption!
Soak in resurrection!
Soak in God’s glory!
Soak in strength!
Soak in justice–God’s justice!
Soak in truth!
Soak in righteousness!
Soak in pardon!
Soak in grace!
Soak in love!
Mourning days are over! You are entering a sweet, sweet place! A place without distraction or diversion. A place of abiding. A place of abundance.
Hear Him beckoning… “Come to Me,” says the Lord. “I have a sweetness in the land for you to taste and you will taste and see that I am good. Pull aside to be with me. Pull aside to be ONE with Me. Pull aside to be intimate with me alone and I will do a work in you — a work of beautiful. Feel it. Feel it now. It is sweet. You will find all that you have been looking for IN ME! No cheap substitutes. No counterfeits! You will find me! I will never leave you or forsake you. I will watch out for you. I will never hurt you or betray you. I am the One you have been looking for. I will satisfy.”
Mourning days are over! Depression days are over! Get back up! Get back up again! What was dead is now alive. Your very best days are ahead.