Whether God allowed my trial or caused it makes no difference to my heart. I'm trusting Him to protect me from calamity… and he doesn't. What if God really doesn't control "all" of time and circumstances and He is not the one who authors or authorizes our tests? What if Kingdom warfare is real and I'm not a rat in a cosmic laboratory being tested for heaven? What if God is really on my side and grieves with me when things go wrong? What if sovereignty means God controls whatever he decides to and he makes room for us to manage the rest? God has given us great influence over shaping this world into His image because of the power and calling He's invested in His sons. That's why He's the King of kings. It's our portion to rule and reign with Him.
"How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him." Acts 10:38 (KJV) If Jesus had to be anointed, then you and I need to be anointed too! As Christians, there is already an anointing within us, but our goal should be to get that anointing to increase. We want to experience more than a visitation, we want the anointing to abide continually and increase over our lives. In order for the anointing to increase, we have to have understanding. Many times we don't obtain fresh anointings because we don't know how to reach for them and pull them into our lives by faith.
Recently after many years without seeing an optometrist, I went in for an eye exam. Let's be honest. I'm not an appointment making type of lady, and I'm also not a "go to the doctor of any kind" type of lady, so when I say I went in for an eye exam, what I'm actually saying is my dear husband made an appointment and kindly reminded me repeatedly until I went to said appointment.
A question I am often asked goes something like this, "Why does God need our prayers anyway?" Have you ever wondered why God seems so intent on having us pray for every single thing? Is He not sovereign and merciful and willing to take care of everything, whether or not his people ask Him each time? Let's develop this a little bit. In His goodness, He wants you to come closer to Him. The most straightforward way to do that is through our simple, confident praying. Like trusting children, we come to Papa. He supplies what we need in exactly the right measure.
When one suffers, we all suffer as a nation. What we pray for one state will affect all of us! Let us agree together allowing God's love and power to flow for our brothers and sisters who are now in harm's way, who are suffering with loss of life and property, who are being tormented through all of this. Let us believe that good will come out of all this. Why should we limit our God to the natural? Pray for miracles of greater works over Texas. Command floods to dry up and restoration of property. Pray for them to have mighty encounters with God, for His saving grace to flow, that He would be glorified.
As we entered 2017 the Father spoke to me these words, "2017 will mark a significant time in history where the prayer of My Son in John 17 will manifest in the Church like never before." The prayer of Jesus in John 17 is a prayer for God's people to come into the unity and oneness that is shared by the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. "I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me." John 17:21
Have you been seeing the number 11 often? I am seeing 1:11 and 11:11 on the clock all the time. Eleven is the number of transition. As it is often said, the 11th hour comes right before the start of a new day. But the land you are crossing the Jordan to take possession of is a land of mountains and valleys that drinks rain from heaven. Deuteronomy 11:11 NIV God's promise to Israel in Deuteronomy 11:11 was that when they finally made it to the Promised Land, they would transition into a season in which they were under God's continual blessing from the beginning of the year to the end.
We continue our series of some time ago. We have seen Yeshua as our Priest, as our Prophet, and now as our King. In John 14 Yeshua introduces to the disciples that He is going away. He is returning to the Father. This should not strike fear, but joy. Yeshua would send someone who would bring Him ever present in every moment. The Ascension account in Acts 1 is very striking because He is lifted up as two angels are present to the disciples. They remind the disciples that as they see Him go up they would see Him descend to rule all nations in the same manner.
Many ask and I am sure even many more wonder what I mean when I say that I long to be raw, real, and uncensored to God and the rest of us. Well before I tackle this let me tell you that the reason I have decided to share this is because I have noticed that there seems to still be this notion and false belief that somehow those of us that write and share our discoveries through books have it altogether and have somehow reached some sort of utopia that only the few and privilege can. Please let me begin by telling you that as far as I am concerned this is not true at all and in fact it is because it is quite the opposite that I am able to share and appreciate what others maybe also struggle with.
The shift has happened! On June 2nd I released a Word about feeling a sense of urgency, like I was running out of time to get things done and cleaned out. It feels like "spring cleaning," only its summer! I wanted to start going through my house and getting rid of things I no longer needed, and organizing things that had become cluttered. God revealed to me today that as it is in the natural so it is in the spirit. What does that mean?