It’s September 1st, the beginning of the 4th quarter of 2020. The excitement is building, momentum is quickly developing. Can you feel it? Can you feel the Holy Spirit moving within you? It’s an edge of your seat, tip of your toes kind of urgency. It’s thrilling. I tell you, my heart is pounding with anticipation! Let faith arise, let the sons and the daughters worship, let it go out that Jesus is our king. Try it, pray just a little, and feel the Spirit expand your words, your request, your faith. There’s a new fierceness that goes beyond boldness. I hear audacious declarations. I hear a calling in of things promised to the Church, the Body of Christ, the masses of believers. I can hear prophecy and see the miracles.
In the spirit I see a crowd of people on their knees, hands outstretched, boldly grabbing the hem of Heaven, and pulling it down. The gap between Heaven and earth is narrowing for the pray-ers. Take your place intercessors! Lose yourself in communication with Jesus! I am seeing these intercessors fearlessly step up to the throne to worship and pray in perfect agreement with the Father. Angels stand on either side of huge vats of fragrant oil. They are already beginning to tip over onto all the earth. Strategic armies of pray-ers are in place, calling out for the revelation of Jesus. There’s good news to be shared. The blind see, the deaf hear, the lame walk and the dead arise. The greatest miracle of all is the gift of salvation being received by a lost soul. The Father’s eyes twinkle with love.
It is the 4th quarter of this battle. All eyes are on the players, the cheerleaders, the coaches. What Satan meant for evil, God is turning for good. The enemy is exposed, his strategies are unmasked and ruined. The absolute freedom of Jesus is overtaking the crowds with revelation and joy. Glory Lord, Glory! Shake off the fog of apathy and unworthiness. You are chosen to be right here right now. Jump, shout, pray. Leave the “yeah buts” behind. Hold up the arms of those who pray. Lift those who are ministering the heart of Jesus. Pray for those who go out and bring worship to the streets. Sing to the Lord a new song. Take your place. Love people into the Kingdom! Blessings.
I see great pillars of fire coming upon the world. Right here in my hometown, I see fire and glory falling like never before. I see people rushing to Jesus, running to salvation and righteousness. Who will help them? Are we ready, Church? My heart is bursting with expectation and urgency. I hear the words, preparation, preparation. I hear, tell them, tell them; shout to them! Oh Lord, my entire being quivers with the anticipation of Your presence, Your grace and mercy falling on massive crowds.
Church, examine yourself. Look at your resources, plan for hundreds rushing to alters, make way! Open double doors of welcome to the lost. Now is not the time to shrink back, but to jump in the river and lead them! I see prayer groups all across the United States. I see faithful intercessors crying out and gifted administrators forming plans and scenarios. I see nothing locked, no one excluded, nothing that would hinder the great move of the Spirit. Think bigger! Make plans for spontaneous baptisms, plans to recruit people steeped in holiness to bring the desperate to the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Come Church, come to your knees in prayer and fasting. Partner with the Lord for His desire upon the earth. Speak life and declare His word. We do not want to be found with no fuel for our lamps. We must be ready to light the way.
Oh how Jesus loves us! Look at our lives. We are chosen for such a time as this. We are not spectators looking for entertainment, we are commissioned! We are assigned! We are free to go and do as we are commanded. Put on love people and get prepared. Miracles are coming! Let’s do this! Blessings.
I got my nails done for the 3rd time since moving to town, and by the 3rd nail tech. It’s not that I’m picky, but they just kept popping off. So, this tech was more experienced and did all the prep work necessary to create a solid foundation for the acrylic. I liked them, but they bugged me. The shape was not right; some rounded, some too square and uneven. So, what do I want? I kept questioning myself because I just have not liked the shape of any of the nails. They are crooked, not finished well. I wrestled, thought I might give up and was just really unsatisfied.
Today, I grabbed a file and did the unthinkable! I filed them! The file smoothed out the crooked places and shaped them all to look consistent. I was suddenly happy with them. They were just what I liked. All it took was pressure and friction, removal of excess bulk and imperfections. I could even type better! It was so simple!
Isn’t that what God does for us? He applies a little pressure here, a little friction there, and we are changed. It is uncomfortable, but in the end, we are refined and consistent. We are more like Jesus. We become holy and sanctified by His lovingkindness. We don’t even remember the imperfections anymore because they are not any longer important. They are gone and forgotten. We are free to move forward, a little more confident, liking the way we look to Jesus. Blessings.
If the enemy can steal your joy, he can use you. He can stir you up to angrily use divisive words, judgmental attitudes, and self-righteous behavior. At that point, it is easy to step away from love and begin to criticize.
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August 1, 2020, 10:30 a.m. The sudden pain was excruciating. All I did was sit on the couch, lean back and I heard a repulsive, wet, crunching sound, followed by exploding pain. I could not move, sit, or stand. I felt paralyzed. I called my husband who helped me to the floor. The pain was unbearable. I gasped for air, fighting down the nausea. Something had snapped, my right side and lower back was wrapped in agony. My arms and hands begin to tremble and went numb. Mike sat down on the floor next to me and silently prayed. I began to pray, to call out to Jesus my healer. After what seemed like hours, we managed to get me to the couch. Even though the pain was tormenting, surprisingly, I fell asleep next to Mike who continued to pray. An hour later I woke up, afraid to move, but there was an awareness that I had no pain! I gingerly moved a leg, no pain. I became aware that I was completely pain free. I sat up, I stood, I walked. No pain. A miracle. Joy flooded my heart as I realized that Jesus intervened. I am so grateful, I love Him so! This is the supernatural life. This is the protection and love of a Savior who sees and hears and takes action. Just believe my friends, run with confidence in the love of God, never give up. He is waiting for you; His hand is outstretched. I’m telling you; this is normal. This is how it is supposed to be! Jump in!
I saw this yesterday and then again today, but the view was expanded. I suspect the Lord wants this written to the Church. You have an assignment. With all the division and strife tearing at the fabric of the nation, may we join together and break the momentum.
In my Spirit I see a long narrow canyon. It’s only about 6 feet wide and 6 feet deep. Liberals and conservatives of every ideology stand along their designated sides of the canyon staring the other side down in hate, intolerance, and disgust. Idiots! Each thinks the other is an idiot. A person, nobody special, suddenly jumps in the chasm. She extends her left hand to a person on the left bank and her right hand to a person on the right bank. A couple more people jump in and do the same. Soon there are miles of people standing in the gap and reaching to clasp the hand of those on the edge. Looking down the length of the chasm, it appears to be a human braid. Angels begin to stir in and around the gap standers, holding their arms up and bringing a surprising peace to the crowd. I can see it, it is gossamer and tightly woven.
The ground beneath the feet of the gap standers begins to rise. In a whisper, the gap is gone and all stand on solid ground, a long braid of humanity in unity and trust. Opinions, assumptions, lies they believed and evil plots fell into the chasm. There is no strife. People begin to weep and laugh and experience peace and joy as they mingle together and hug. There is unity and love. They look at one another with their heart eyes, loving and caring. They see so clearly. The hear so clearly. All evil was buried.
This is the beginning of understanding. Love covers a multitude of sins. Love conquers hate and discontent. Jesus has stepped in. The Holy Spirit has poured out the love of Jesus. Bask in it. Stay in it. Look at things differently my beloved. Change your perspective. Focus on Jesus and see the world through Him. Be a bridge.
Last night as I was falling asleep, a profound thought process began to form in my mind that caused me to sit up and pay attention. Have you ever wanted something so desperately that you did everything in your power to obtain it? When you got it, did you quickly lose interest and move on to the next thing? Yes, me too. In life, we engage in are many pursuits, avenues of enjoyment and knowledge. We are bombarded with opportunities and choices. Something piques our interest and we dive in.
It’s true that in so many things, the hunt, the seeking, turns out to be more exciting than the capture. Once victory is achieved, one quickly loses interest and moves on to something shiny and new. I used to collect jewelry. I loved shiny, blingy rings. I would save and finally purchase what excited my eyes. Soon thereafter, I found myself saving for the next shiny, blingy thing that caught my eye at the jewelry store.
There is only one thing I have ever found that continues to be exhilarating from chase to capture and that is Jesus. To know Him, to really know and understand the depths of His love and wisdom, is breathtaking. The pursuit never ends because there is no end to Him. When I discover a facet of Him or obtain understanding of His way, the victory is overwhelmingly glorious. The joy is unspeakable. Yet, unbelievably, there is more to find! To pursue Jesus again and again is so satisfying, so fulfilling and so joyful, that I am compelled to press on. I am desperate to know Him and the riches of His glory, the unfailing love, the glory of His presence. It is remarkable. For this, the longing for more, is unquenchable in a most pleasant way. I feel a burst of longing and yet satisfaction at the same time. Peace and fire both ignite my heart at the same moment. How can this be? There is only one way, the way of truth and love and life; Jesus. The pursuit of Jesus is both completely satisfying and yet hunger stirring. To study Jesus creates within us a beautiful invitation to find more treasure in Him. It ignites us to know Him, to understand His words, and to love Him increasingly and deeply. This chase is a lifelong, never-ending quest that never gets old, never is a chore, and is always satisfying. Go for it! Jump into this divine thirst that dwells within you! Take one step and see it grow! Blessings.
There is a moment when I experience a sudden, ecstatic, physical feeling deep in my chest. My spirit jumps and warmth spreads throughout my body. The joy bubble is rising up, overwhelming me with the presence of God, His healing love and never-ending grace. It’s a blissful happiness, a bubble of exhilaration only God can give.
When I find myself feeling hurt and sad and frustrated with life, I begin to cry out to the Lord for help. He gently reveals my mistakes so I might I repent of worry, of busyness, of fear. I repent of listening to the enemy’s lies of division and distraction. I lay my heart out before the Lord in anguish and shame. I begin to praise Him and all my hurt and fear and sadness is gone. It vanishes and is replaced with the persistent love of God, the knowledge that He has this, and all I need to do is cast my care upon Him.
Only God can instantly heal a broken heart. Only God can remove fear and worry in a moment and replace it with a steadfast confidence, a knowing, that His love for me is greater and greater than anything I face. I praise Him, I love Him, I know that I know He is my Savior. Jesus said, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one gets to the Father except through Me. He has broken the chains that bound me and given me a way, the truth, and a life. Thank you, Lord for your Joy bubble!
Lord, set the pace, give me strength and faith to stand next to you and match your stride.
“Come up here, look into my eyes and see the fire. Beloved, my fire burns for you. My hand is forever outstretched to you. Granted, granted!”
I see a rubber stamp slamming down on my petitions, my prayers, my requests. Granted! Red ink! Granted! These petitions are legal documents. The decree has been made; the judgment rendered. The Lord has given us favor. Granted. “You have full freedom and authority. Hold your judgment paper up, rebuke the devil. You have legal permission from My courts. All of My power I give you.”
I have what I asked because I asked in faith. Because of faith, it has been granted. It’s nothing I did, it’s only because of belief in the Lord of Lords. That’s all it takes. Belief. When I look at the back of the rubber stamp, the letters imbedded in the rubber, I see they are a mirror image. When stamped upon the legal petition, the letters are right, clearly readable, in order, and permanent. The document is entered into the record book. Two holes are punched at the top of the document and it is permanently placed on the right side of the court file. It is law, it stands on it’s merit as a final decree that can’t be overturned.
“Hold up your copy of my granted judgment to the devil’s face and remind him he has no legal right. It is finished.”
21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ Matthew 7:21-23 New King James Version (NKJV)
How many times during this pandemic, have we heard people say, “God is doing this for a reason”. That statement grieves my heart; stabs like a knife my friends, as it does yours. If only they knew You Jesus, they would know that You are not mad at us, You Lord, are not teaching us a lesson, and you have no part in this. There is no virus in Heaven. It is not the time for judgment.
To know God, one must know His Word; Jesus the Word that became flesh, and the written word, the Bible. It is His heart, His mind and His intentions. He promised, after the flood that He would never again destroy mankind. He evidenced that with a rainbow, and every time one appears to this day, we are reminded of His promise and His goodness.
He loves us with an everlasting love, so deep and full that we cannot fathom it. Can you stop for a moment and imagine how His heart cries out for the world at this moment? Can you imagine the tears? Can you imagine the grief at the ignorance of His chosen people? Please choose to know Him. Please choose to completely open yourself to Him, to let Him in, to know you. The Bible says that in the last days even the elect will be deceived. Are we not deceived when we think we don’t need to know the Word? Are we not deceived to think God is so high that we cannot know His heart? Ask the Holy Spirit to show you the character and love of God. Know Him as an intimate friend, enter into that deep relationship and let Him know you. Selah