He Will Do It

Have you ever been sucker punched by the enemy? It’s like an attack wave that crashes in on you unannounced. It hurts when it hits; it seeks to shake you out of what you’re contending for; but the grace of God is strong, it stabilizes us and then solidifies again what God said. Once the Lord picks you up and puts you back on firm footing, He reminds you, He’s not just a promise maker, He’s a promise keeper. The goal of the enemy every time is to get you to stop believing, to stop trusting God, but by grace we will not be shaken, we will not be moved. If God said it, He’s going to do it, whatever it is He said to you!

Psalm 12:5-7 “Now I will arise,” says the LORD; “I will set him in the safety for which he longs. The words of the LORD are pure words; As silver tried in a furnace on the earth, refined seven times. You, O LORD, will keep them.”

So Simple —- So Powerful

When you are operating from abundance because you know, trust and walk with the God who is abundance; when you know there’s an abundance of time so you are available; then loving God and loving people comes natural. To the receiver you have given them something supernatural but between you and God you’re just being natural. No wonder we’re called to be so supernaturally natural we are naturally supernatural.

Matthew 22:36-40 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” And Jesus replied to him, “‘YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. The second is like it, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF [that is, unselfishly seek the best or higher good for others].’ The whole Law and the [writings of the] Prophets depend on these two commandments.” (AMP)

FOR GIVE

The other day the Holy Spirit placed the word FORGIVE in front of me. The word was suspended right before my eyes. As I was looking at the word, the Lord separated the word so it said, FOR GIVE. I stared at these two words and the Holy Spirit said, “Forgive means to give before.” The Spirit went on to say, “I forgave you before you were born.” Immediately Romans 5:8 echoes inside of me, “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

The Lord showed me that just as He gave us release from our sin before we asked for forgiveness, before we even knew we sinned against Him, before we confessed our sin to Him, so are we to FOR GIVE others. Before they ask for forgiveness, before they realize they sinned against us, before they apologize we are to FOR GIVE them as we have been forgiven.

Jesus said it this way, “Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.

‘Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” (Matthew 6:9-13)

This changes our way of thinking about forgiveness, for now we have another way to be generous on all occasions for we get to FOR GIVE, even before they ask for it.

Peace is the Proof

There is such a stillness, a calm in the spirit. Righteousness is the removal of chaos and wickedness. There is a righteousness that has taken place in this nation. The righteousness as it’s revealed will release celebration in the nation. The enemy of our land has been defeated!

Psalm 9:4-8 “You have sat on the throne judging righteously.

You have rebuked the nations, You have destroyed the wicked;

You have blotted out their name forever and ever.

The enemy has come to an end in perpetual ruins,

And You have uprooted the cities;

The very memory of them has perished.

But the LORD abides forever;

He has established His throne for judgment,

And He will judge the world in righteousness;

He will execute judgment for the peoples with equity.”

Dominion is for Distribution

We have been given dominion over creation for the sake of distribution of provision, not for dictatorship. We have been given dominion to harness the power of creation. Biblical dominion is given to people to become distributors of provision. The poverty mindset will keep what is supposed to be distributed because that mindset is afraid of running out. The dominion mindset distributes freely knowing God is abundance, He is the river that never runs dry. This mindset has freely received so freely gives and is fearless because it understands abundance. We have been given dominion to be distributors!

Psalm 8:6-8 “What is man that You take thought of him, And the son of man that You care for him? Yet You have made him a little lower than God,

And You crown him with glory and majesty! You make him to rule over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet.”

Genesis 1:27-28 “God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

Answering From Abundance

Every time we cry out to God in prayer and He answers us out of the abundance of His nature, it causes the enemy to cringe. Answered prayer is the enemies torment for it reveals God is living and active in the lives of people. Next time you pray, remember God’s answer is coming out of the abundance of His nature and that answer is causing the enemy dismay.

Psalm 6:9-10 “The LORD has heard my supplication, The LORD receives my prayer. All my enemies will be ashamed and greatly dismayed; They shall turn back, they will suddenly be ashamed.”

M and M

Did you know you are a manifestation of God on earth? Many people are asking God to manifest signs wonders and miracles for those manifestations revealed that God is among us. But when God created you in His image He manifested His image in the earth and it is you. The reason the enemy attacks you so fiercely is because you are the manifestation of God on earth.

Since we are the manifestation of God on earth the enemy seeks to tarnish our identity in order that we never establish God’s authority. The reason the enemy attacks you it’s because you are a manifestation.

Now that we know that we are the manifestation of God on earth we can honor God with our lives, we can serve one another, and we can rejoice in the Lord always because He created us to be a manifestation on earth. You my friend are created in the image of God and that image is beautiful, powerful, and easily identifiable. You have the mark of God on your forehead that says, I am His and He is mine.

Genesis 1:26-27 “Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.“

Ephesians 1:14 “The Spirit marks us as God’s own!” (NIRV)

Evidential Change

If Jesus came to town, signs, wonders and miracles happened in their city, it would be called a powerful revival by our terms and yet they did not repent. Repentance is evidential change. Despite everything they saw and heard, nothing changed in them that Jesus would call repentance or evidential change.

Matthew 11:20 “Then He began to denounce the cities in which most of His miracles were done, because they did not repent.”

Many people around the world have experienced the power of God, been in revivals, seen signs, wonders and miracles, but how many of us have repented? How many of us have evidential change?

Honestly we don’t need another revival we need people on their face in their prayer closet, behind closed doors with tears running down their face as they read their bible. We need a revelation and real relationship with Jesus Christ. We need to repent of seeing and hearing so much and manifesting so little evidential change.

Responsibility is Freedom

As long as you blame you’ll never take responsibility.
If you don’t take responsibility, you’ll never change.
When you blame you remain the same.

Jesus came to a self-righteous religious system who always blamed the people for not obeying all their laws, rules and requirements. Therefore, whenever Jesus spoke with those religious leaders He addresses who they were, despite them wanting Him to address who the people were. Jesus wouldn’t let them blame or shame the people, for He knew that wouldn’t change them.

In Matthew 9 the Pharisees saw Jesus eating with tax collectors and sinners, so they inquired why Jesus was doing this. Jesus said two profoundly simple statements He said, “It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick. But go and learn what this means: ‘I DESIRE COMPASSION, AND NOT SACRIFICE,’ for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Selah.

Go and learn what this means…Jesus is the great physician, if you don’t think you’re sick, you have no need of Him and if you’re self-righteous you will expect sacrifices from the people rather than extending compassion to the people. Remember it was said of Jesus in Matthew 9:36 “Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd.”

When we take responsibility and stop blaming, we realize we are more sick than we thought and that revelation brings healing to us from Jesus. Then healed people have compassion on others they don’t demand a sacrifice because sick people need to be healed by the Great Physician just like we did.

King of the Mountain

We know we give what we’ve received, correct?
Therefore, the enemy can only give you what he’s received from God. The question then is, what has the enemy received from God?

Psalm 2 tells us the Lord spoke to the enemy and said, “I have installed My King Upon Zion, My holy mountain. I will surely tell of the decree of the LORD: He said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You. Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance, And the very ends of the earth as Your possession.You shall break them with a rod of iron, You shall shatter them like earthenware.”

The very decree of God that He has installed a King on earth petrifies the enemy. The truth that this King Jesus has been given nations and the end of the earth intimidates the enemy to know end. So, now do you see why the enemy intimidates you, tries to deceive you and seeks to put fear in you? It’s because you and I are the body of this installed King Jesus, we are the body of Christ.

In prayer we break down the enemies rods of iron and we shatter his earthenware thoughts. We, with Christ, inherit nations and posses the ends of the earth. The enemy knows who we are so he seeks to cast doubt in us, for he knows our confidence in our head Jesus, is his demise and destruction. Rest my friends you are the body of Christ and the enemy is terrified of the King named Jesus of whom we are His body!