We are in a season when your inheritance is being released. "Suddenlies" are happening. These "suddenlies" are being released in new and radical ways. Sudden changes in relationships, networks and opportunities will emerge. These "suddenlies" have a purpose. They will cut and polish you like a diamond. This takes place in the wilderness in the spirit; the wilderness prepares you for what the "suddenlies" will usher in.
Throughout the Scriptures, we see glimpses of the strategies of how grace works. I didn't really understand that very much until I went on my weight-loss transformation journey. Then I began to see the many facets of grace. God's grace is so vast that we really don't understand it all because it is what God is made of. It cannot be explained in a few words but I see at least seven ways grace strategically operates in our lives. Each one seems to build on the other.
Jesus didn't come to earth just to take us to heaven so that we could sit on a cloud, playing a harp! He came to establish a NEW kingdom order. His perfect sacrifice on the cross was made and finished in order to enable believers to bring heaven's dominion, perceptions and administration as realities onto this earth. This is the revelation of Apostolic Sonship: The Divine Pattern (template) is for us to become grown-up sons and joint heirs.
Oftentimes we find ourselves praying to the Lord repeatedly in a continuous request for breakthrough. We may feel as if our prayers aren't being answered and the time of seemingly unanswered prayers becomes prolonged. Here's the question I want to ask you today, (in asking you, I'm asking myself as well). Is it possible or even highly likely that the Lord has been sending our answers to the prayers we've been praying but due to preconceived ideas of what those answers should look like, we haven't been receptive of His answers? Earlier this year I decided I wanted to raise some chickens for the purpose of having my own organic eggs.
Do you ever wake up and think...was that dream from God? Or did I just eat something weird last night? Dreams are one of the many ways that God chooses to speak to us and you can learn to develop your own dream language. First, you will need to look to Scripture. Whenever we are seeking to understand God's voice in our lives, we must first turn to His Word, which never changes and has no error. What an amazing comfort that we can trust the BibleÃ¢â'¬"God's love letter to us. According to Psalm 119:105 (NASB), His Word is, "A lamp to my feet and a light to my path." Search the Scripture as you ask God for the interpretation of your dream.
When it comes to a medical diagnosis, whose report will we believe: the doctor's or God's? Jesus tells us, "It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life" (John 6:63, ESV). People love to give their 2 cents worth about your situation, saying, "You won't make it," "Things won't get any better for you," "That's your lot" or "That's life." So, whose report will you base your future on? What people are telling you or on the Word of God? If you listen to man and not God, you will not advance in life as God has purposed you to. It is to your advantage to walk by faith and not by sight. Your attitude makes a profound difference in whether you overcome or run from challenges you face.
And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses. Colossians 2:13 You will never be sure that you have God's unmerited favor if you are not sure if God has forgiven you of your sins. Beloved, I want you to know that your sins are forgiven not according to the riches of your good works, but according to the riches of God's grace (unmerited favor). All your sins, past, present and future, have been forgiven. Don't draw a timeline of God's forgiveness of your sins.
Have you ever seen people mess up the Gospel for other people? It is heartbreaking! I was blessed to find the real Jesus in my childhood, but over the years I saw a lot of abuse. For so many it becomes a sign up to a money-making MACHINE. For others, it is wanting people to give to them in ways that Jesus does NOT require! I've heard of people tithing to churches all their lives and then can't get help when they desperately need it or go through a tragedy. The church feels entitled.
Recently in a vision I saw that there are people who are in a place of frustration regarding their worship. More specifically because there was no real breakthrough in the worship. It was like they were hitting a wall and there was no to little effect in shifting the spiritual atmosphere. Having been caught up in a place of mechanics and performance in the worship, it was getting them nowhere. In this God was sending help to bring them back into the simplicity in worship where the flow of the Spirit could be restored.
Fifty years ago, Time magazine featured Jesus Christ on its cover to document an unusual spiritual revival that was sweeping the nation at that time. At the height of the Jesus movement, which began around 1967, thousands of teenagers and young hippies found salvation as an alternative to psychedelic drugs, free sex and Vietnam War protests. But this spiritual awakening exposed a big problem. Many churches weren't prepared for an influx of new souls - especially young people with long hair, tie-dyed T-shirts and love beads. Some Christians actually rejected the new converts because they couldn't handle the change.