Faith Trumps Time

Time tries to be an intimidator. It tries to intimidate you and tell you that God is not going to do what he said he was going to do. I mean look at how much time has passed, there’s no way God can do it, is what the enemy says. In contrast the Lord says, FAITH TRUMPS TIME. It doesn’t matter if it’s been four days, four weeks, four months, four years, 40 years, or 400 years. We know that according to John 11 after four days Lazarus was raised from the dead. We know Jesus said four months and then the harvest. We remember the Israelites spent 40 years in the wilderness. And who can forget Israel spending 400 years in Egypt.

Time tries to intimidate but FAITH TRUMPS TIME. Don’t be intimidated by time. If God said he was going to do it, even if he has to raise the dead He will keep His word. Jesus told Martha, did I not tell you if you believe you will see the glory of God. Remember Lazarus. FAITH TRUMPS TIME, don’t be intimidated by time.

John 11:17-27 “On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days. Now Bethany was less than two miles from Jerusalem, and many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them in the loss of their brother. When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed at home.

“Lord,” Martha said to Jesus, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask.”

Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”

Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” “Yes, Lord,” she replied, “I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.”

Rising and Falling

Every counterfeit has man at the center, calling the shots, controlling the situations, and getting the credit.

Every original has God the creator of everything and everyone at the center, reigning, ruling, receiving and releasing good gifts.

Once you can see the center, you can discern who it’s about. Satan loves to make man “feel” important, God loves to remind man they were created in His image and likeness.

The man-centered kingdoms in every sector of society are coming down and the kingdom of God is rising up, out of His people. One is falling the other is rising and you and I get to choose what direction we want to go, by choosing which kingdom we will align with.

Micah 4:1-2 “In the last hopeful days that are coming, the temple mountain of the Eternal One will tower over all other mountains. It will be raised above the hills, and people will flow up it like rivers. The nations of the world will say, “Come, let’s go up, everyone, to the mountain of the Eternal One, to the house of the God of Jacob, So He can teach us His way and we can follow in His footsteps.” For God’s law will march out of Zion—the Eternal’s word from Jerusalem.”

From Functional to Beautiful

On Sunday morning before church the Lord spoke to me and said, “I’m taking you (all) from functional to beautiful.”

Last night the Lord spoke tome repetitively the words Thompson Station, Christmas Tree, and Howard’s. These three puzzle pieces represent some good friends of mine, but I knew there was more to it than this, so I looked up the words to get what the Lord was saying.

Thompson Station was originally called “White House”

Howard’s name means “High guard” or Army guard”

Christmas tree has its first recorded sight in Pennsylvania in 1747

As I put these puzzle pieces together the Lord sends me to the White House website and Melanie Trump the First Lady put up the White House “Christmas trees” yesterday and the theme this year is America the Beautiful.

The Lord is taking us from functional to beautiful!

Beautiful = exciting aesthetic pleasure; excellent; generally pleasing; wonderful; satisfying; fantastic; highly enjoyable; very pleasant (Strongs)

Isaiah 33:17-19 “In this high place, your eyes will see the King in his stunning beauty and gaze upon his broad domain. You will look back on the fears of your past and say, “Now, where is the scholar? Where is the advisor? Where is the one who numbers those who are maturing?” You will no longer see the defiant foreigner who speaks a strange, incomprehensible language.”

Molds Are Breaking

God is wanting to break the molds in our mind. The old molds can’t comprehend the new model the Lord is releasing into the earth. Mind molds are slowly being shattered but the breaking is going to increase for the old mold does not match the new era we have entered.

Just as the generation that made it out of the wilderness had to be circumcised at Gilgal in Joshua 5, so God is circumcising our hearts, ears, eyes and tongues for we have entered a new place. This circumcision is removing the wilderness wanderers mindset in order for us to understand the new land we have entered. In the wilderness it was a survival mindset, but we have now entered the promised land with the flowing milk, honey and large clusters of grapes. Remember what Joshua and Caleb reported in Numbers 13.

I encourage you let the Lord break the mold of your mind that you learned in the wilderness for we have made it over the Jordan and are at Gilgal getting circumcised so we can hear, see and speak accurately about the new land we are in. One mindset mold that God is breaking is the tabernacle for we are now establishing a city. Listen to Isaiah 33:20…

“Set your gaze on Zion, the city where we gather for Yahweh’s feasts. Your eyes will see Jerusalem as a quiet, pleasant place. It is a secure dwelling, permanent and unmovable, not like a tabernacle that must be taken down, pegs pulled up, and transported.”

Let God break the mindset molds in us so we can see, hear, speak and establish what God is building in the new land we have entered into. We said our best days are in front of us, but we must stop looking back and fix our eyes forward, just like Abraham did. For he was looking for a city, who’s builder and Maker is God!

Be a Receiver

In the wilderness those who reject and resist were separated from those who receive. What did they reject and resist? They rejected and resisted God. These were not people who were unfamiliar with Yahweh, these are those who walked on dry ground through the Red Sea; who saw the cloud by day and fire by night; who saw the mountain of God on fire knowing Moses was up there; who were fed manna from heaven and meat from birds; these were people who had experienced God. Despite what they saw and heard they still resisted and rejected God and God’s mouthpieces. This is a tragedy in history that we must learn from for this rejection and resistance kept them from the greater things God had prepared for them.

God is not a man, He does not lie, He does not hurt or harm, and He does not force you to do anything. However, we do ourselves a disservice when we reject and resist the love of God, the truth of God, the word of God, the presence of God or the ways of God. I want to encourage us to let the Lord heal our soul so we can receive all that God has for us. He truly is a really good Father and He has so much for us and all we have to do is let down our guard and receive.

James 1:17 “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”

Stand Up!

Two weeks ago I was attacked by a mocking spirit that assaulted me for 24 straight hours. I could not come out from under this attack, it was as though it sat on me. Thinking it would pass by morning I woke up with the same spirit of mockery in my midst. As I cried out to the Lord for help, He said “Stand up!” I physically stood up as a prophetic act and then began to cast that spirit off of me with decrees and prayers in the courtroom of heaven. The spirit left and has not returned since.

I tell you this because the body of Christ has been sitting for too long. We have been taught over and over again that we are seated with Christ and we are, this is our positional authority according to Ephesians 1 & 2. When we are seated we have positional authority but when we stand we excercise our authority.

The Lord is saying it is time for the body of Christ to stand up and start exercising her authority. When we stand up the enemy backs down. When we stand up we make it clear we are not the afflicted, the broken, the weak, the helpless, rather we are the body of Christ who is clothed in the robe of righteousness.

The day is here when Saul and his sitting army is going to be activated, mobilized and will charge the enemy because David has yet again took a stand against the giants in the land. Stand up my friends, you are not to be under the circumstances of life but you are to reign over them. Your feelings about the situation are based on how you see the situation. Fix your eyes on the Lord and the situation will be minimized because the Lord is magnified.

Stand up! Stand and see the salvation of the Lord! Stand and keep on standing! Arise and shine! It’s a new day, it’s time for a new way. Stand up!

Romans 8:37 “Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him Who loved us.”

America Arising

I am amazed at how quickly and readily people surrender that which was bought for them and given to them. Men and women gave their lives for the freedom to live in the land called America. Jesus gave His life so that everyone that believes in His name may live in the truth that will continually set them free.

The decay of the nation is seen in the transfer of power from the soldier to the scientist, from the warrior to the one who wanders, from the blood shed to the one “who said”.

The Bible says the Lord is a warrior (Exodus 15:3), the Bible says thus saith the Lord (Jeremiah 33:2); and the Bible says Jesus shed His blood for the sins of the world (Hebrews 9:12).

It’s time for America to take back the biblical values on which this nation was founded. It’s time to cast off the grave clothes of deception, division, delusion, and democracy.

We are the United States of America, one nation under God, and to the republic for which it stands with liberty and justice for all. Our song is the battle hymn of the republic, our flag is the stars and stripes.

We are the home of the brave and the land of the free. We declare His truth is marching on. We are an apostolic nation and the nations of the world are watching, waiting, wanting us to return to the Lord and to his anointed Jesus the Christ. They look to us for justice and righteousness to prevail.

We are the city on the hill nation, we are the carriers the gospel of the kingdom, and we are generous. America, America God shed his grace on thee, that we may show forth the praises of Him who called us out of the deep state darkness and brought us into His marvelous light. To God be the glory great things he has done.

Apostolic nations are rising because God is arising and His enemies are being scattered. We haven’t even begun to see what the Lord is about to do in this nation and nations around the world, but this I know God is a warrior and He’s never lost a battle. Get ready for our best days are upon us!

Thank You

I want to tell all of you who read my blog, comment on it, share it or private message me to add something to it, I am so thankful for you. I want all my family and friends that live in multiple states across the USA and in different countries around the world to know I am thankful for you. To those I’ve never met, but because of technology we have become friends, I am thankful for you. And to the Lord God Almighty who gives me fresh daily bread through His word, His voice, dreams and songs, I am so very thankful for you. My heart is full of gratitude for each of you and I wanted you to know, I’m so very thankful for everyone of you!

Psalm 9:1-2 “I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart; I will tell of all Your wonders. I will be glad and exult in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.”

Ending and Established

There is so much going on it can be hard to know where to look to understand what God is doing. We are living in the greatest transition we as a generation has ever known. Multiple voices are vying for our attention and with so many conflicting sounds it can be hard to discern what the truth is. When everything around is swirling because the storm is upon us, the best place to nuzzle your nose and fix your eyes is in the word of God.

The Bible is beneficial on multiple levels. One it brings clarity to the chaos. Two it brings peace in the midst of the storm. Three it offers the opportunity to rest while others are running to and fro. And four it builds you inside strong. Solomon declares the NAME of the Lord is a strong tower and the righteous run into it (Proverbs 18:10).

As we prepare for these final days of this ever so unusual year, be ready for we are going to see two things happening simultaneously. One we will see wickedness come to an end and at the same time we will see righteousness established. Everything we are going to see and hear will be one of these two things happening. The Lord Himself has declared this ending and establishing, therefore all we can say is thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

When the transition wanes, the storm passes and the dust settles we are going to see the entry of the manifestation of the kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. I see it arising out of people; I see the soil of men’s hearts stirring; I see the veil of flesh giving way to this kingdom; I see it manifesting not here and there but everywhere. We are going to see things we’ve only read about and we are going to participate in things we’ve only watched in the past. We were born to manifest the kingdom on earth and it is going to be awe inspiring and irresistible for both believers and unbelievers.

Psalm 7:9 “O let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous.

Matthew 6:9-10 “This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

Justice is Here

The floodgates of heaven are opening and we are about to see justice roll down like the waters, for though the enemy came in like a flood, the Lord has raised up a standard against him. When consequences delay we think God is okay with what has been done, but what has really been happening is people are being given time to repent.

In the story of King Nebuchadnezzar, Daniel told the king the interpretation of his dream of the tree then it says in Daniel 4:29, 31 “Twelve months later…a voice from heaven came saying, King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is declared: sovereignty has been removed from you.” The king had been given “time” to repent, but refused so what was decreed came to pass.

Time is up for those who have acted wickedly in high places around the nations, justice is here, but we must remember Proverbs 24:17-18 in this day, “Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice, or the LORD will see and disapprove and turn his wrath away from them.”