The voice of a man can lead a company, run a country or direct a military and the people obey the man’s voice.
The voice of the Lord melts mountains like wax, causes wildernesses to shake, storms to be still and cedars to break. Creation obeys the voice of God and knows His authority.
These thoughts filled my prayer time this morning as I prayed Psalm 29, “The voice of the LORD is powerful, The voice of the LORD is majestic. The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars; Yes, the LORD breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon. He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, and Sirion like a young wild ox.”
Creation obeys the voice of God, militaries, countries and companies obey the voice of men, but their are sons and daughters who don’t obey the voice of their fathers and there are Christians who don’t obey the voice of God.
We have been given so much authority as people that we even have authority to resist, reject and rebel against the voice of God. The same voice that Psalm 29 says, “The voice of the LORD hews out flames of fire. The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness; The LORD shakes the wilderness of Kadesh. The voice of the LORD makes the deer to calve And strips the forests bare; And in His temple everything says, “Glory!”
We have been given authority to resist God’s voice, I’m just concerned we are going to regret this decision to resist Him. Not just eternally but in now time. Obedience to our earthly fathers shows them respect and gives them honor, then they delight in their daughters and are proud of their sons, so it is with our Heavenly Father. And when God delights in us and us proud of us He showers His blessings on us.
I pray you repent of resisting the voice of God, so you don’t have to regret that decision.
People that have been wounded by church people are fleeing religion, church or anything organized for they were controlled, hurt, or rejected in that organization.
Escaping religion and religious institutions, even charismatic churches feels so freeing. The challenge is many of these people have become what they call themselves, “spiritual” and welcome everyone. They say, we are all on a journey, just because you call God by a different name doesn’t mean we aren’t pursuing the same God just by a different name.
Both religious and spiritual people are in the ditch. These two ditches keep many off of the path that leads to life. It can feel so freeing to be out from under the control, not knowing a new bondage is right there in that “freedom”.
When we flee one place we fall in another, because until we let the Holy Spirit through the word of God heal our broken hearts we will not see/hear the truth that can keep us free.
These two ditches are there to keep us from the Way, the Truth and the Life. God is raising up body builders who will bind up the broken hearted, set the captives free, give sight to the blind, open deaf ears and both the hurt who are fleeing and the hurt who are controlling will see the highway God is building. Then we will all see there is only one road that leads to life and that is JESUS the CHRIST!
Isaiah 62:10 “Pass through, pass through the gates, and go from old to new. Prepare a new path for the people. Build! Build up a highway for them to come to me! Remove every hindrance and unfurl a banner for the nations!”
Those who have been in hiding were being healed so they can build up the highway that leads to the HEALER. This is part of the new era!
Did you know time spent with the Lord in church, in prayer, in bible reading, in worship lifts your perspective above the earth realm. As we dwell with the Lord we become like Google Earth, we get to see things from a vantage point we can’t see on the street level. This is important because, when you see things from above, it removes fear, adds confidence and imparts faith. Plus it reveals to you the big truth of what is going on not the day to day realities that toss to and fro. Come up higher! When you come up here, you will see like I have seen, the battle for America has been won. We are just waiting to see all the manifestations. Come up here, you’ll see it for God said it! America has been saved!
Psalm 73:16-17 “When I pondered to understand this, It was troublesome in my sight Until I came into the sanctuary of God; Then I perceived their end.”
I’m asking the Lord to vacuum the atmosphere to remove all the dirt, odors and stains so we can see and hear clearly in this day and hour. There are many things that cannot be said, because our thoughts have been programmed to believe one dimensionallly about scriptures that have multifaceted meanings and fulfillment’s.
We need to ask the Lord to vacuum our air waves so we can see and hear clearly what is going on right now. If you think you know what’s happening, you just admitted you don’t have a clue. Habakkuk said, “Look among the nations! Observe! Be astonished! Wonder! Because I am doing something in your days— You would not believe if you were told” (Habakkuk 1:5). And Paul said it this way, “THINGS WHICH EYE HAS NOT SEEN AND EAR HAS NOT HEARD, AND WHICH HAVE NOT ENTERED THE HEART OF MAN, ALL THAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM” (1 Corinthians 2:9-10).
One of the reasons we think we know what’s going on or we only have one dimensional view of scripture is because we equate control with safety. People struggle with uncertainty and have a hard time with mystery because we can’t control it. Like being strapped in a roller coaster on Space Mountain at Disneyland we are hearing the click click click of the track, but we are in the dark, so we grab as hard as we can the handle in front of us. But if you’ve been on the ride before, you know how fun it is and your smiling the whole way, knowing you are track for the ride of your life.
Daniel said, “the people who know their God will display strength and take action. Those who have insight among the people will give understanding to the many” (Daniel 11:32-33). Can I tell you a secret…Our God, the Lord of heaven and earth, is taking us on the greatest ride of our life,I promise, your going to love this, He is more fun than we knew, His love is stronger than we’ve believed and His truth is setting us free. We are being ushered into the best days of our life! I know it’s dark, but David said, “If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me, And the light around me will be night,” Even the darkness is not dark to You, And the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are alike to You” (Psalm 139:11-12).
It’s truly the greatest time of the year! Rejoice!
I have been thinking about Abraham lately. He believed God for one thing, that he would have a son. God told Abraham not just one son, but if you can count the stars that is how many descendants you will have. Abraham believed God and kept believing God for 25 years until that promise was fulfilled. One desire, one promise, one man, one God and a lot of time.
Can I encourage you today? What is that one desire, that one promise, that one dream, that one thing that makes you say, I was born to do this? Whatever that is, believe God and don’t stop believing until it comes to pass. God didn’t make you for that one thing to leave you disappointed all the days of your life. Psalm 37:4 says, “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”
Don’t worry about how it will happen, don’t try to make it happen and don’t look for a man to bring it forth for you. Delight yourself in the Lord, enjoy hanging out with Him, talk to Him about that desire. He gave you that desire not to torment you but to have you fulfill the reason you were born.
It may take time but wait for it, don’t give up on it and like Abraham and Sarah you will see it come to pass, but you must wait for it. Trust and wait are synonymous to God, wait my friends, for it shall come to pass, just look at Isaac, he’s proof God keeps His promises.
Genesis 21:1-3 “Then the LORD took note of Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did for Sarah as He had promised. So Sarah conceived and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the appointed time of which God had spoken to him. Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac.”
God knows exactly where we are at all times, therefore He speaks in a variety of ways multiple times when He is emphasizing something. Now is it personal or corporate that is yet to be determined, but I will tell you this, God is saying “Swiftly”.
On November 18, 2020 I wrote in my journal and told one friend, I keep hearing the word SWIFT. December 13, 2020 I’m reading Isaiah 60 in The Passion Translation and it says, “I will make peace your governor and well being your ruler. The least of you will become a thousand, the smallest a mighty nation. I am the Lord; in it’s time I will do this swiftly.” Then today, I come out of Aldi’s and parked right next to me is a vehicle and the license plate says, SWIFLY.
Something is about to happen swiftly this I know, but that’s all I know!
When God put Noah in the ark He shut the door behind him (Genesis 7:16). When the time was right God spoke to Noah and said, Go out…bring out…breed abundantly, be fruitful, and multiply on the earth (Genesis 8:17). The days of the shut door are over, it’s time to open up the gates and doors. Some will try to delay the shut door season, but God says that season is over, come out! The Lord is inviting us to declare be opened, be lifted up.
The Lord wants to open the ancient doors in our bloodlines. These open doors are going to bring into our life the river of God that was inaugurated in the Garden of Eden “Now a river flowed out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it divided and became four rivers” (Genesis 1:10). These ancient doors are likened to dams that have been set up by “man” to control how much we receive. But God is opening the ancient doors and is lifting up the heads of the city gates. These doors and gates in our lives must be opened so the King of glory can come in. When city gates are shut and ancient doors are locked the river can’t get in. Declare them be opened inside of you, the days of shut the door are over, it’s time to open all doors, even ancient doors.
Psalm 24:9-10 says, “Lift up your heads, O gates, And lift them up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in! Who is this King of glory?
The LORD of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah.”
Dams are put in place to control how much of the water gets to flow down stream. They are gates and doors placed on us to control us, but the Lord is breaking off all control and heaven has opened the floodgates. To receive the abundance we must declare all ancient doors opened. We know how to live in exile being controlled but we are about to learn to live in abundance because this is a kingdom that has no end, no control and limits. There is so much to explore, to discover, to learn and there’s more than enough room for everyone to fulfill what they were made for. Declare the ancient doors be opened that the king of glory may come in! The iron and clay kingdom is falling once and for all!
The next 5 weeks are going to be intense. The season is winter, but the heat is on. Put a guard over your lips, so you don’t want to lose friends in this fight. Remember our battle is not against flesh and blood it’s against spiritual wickedness in the heavenly realms (Ephesians 6).
Jesus said He saw Satan fall like lightning and we are seeing the fall of the iron and clay kingdom once and for all (Daniel 2). It’s a narrative war, that’s why it’s fought in the air. But when we get through this war and come out on the other side we are going to ALL be building a kingdom, not a ministry, that endures forever. The King of this kingdom is Jesus and He is the only King, the only Head.
Remember what the apostle James said, “Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” (James 1:2-4)
God is interested in our maturity not instant victory. There is a lot to be learned about ourselves in this battle. The lessons we learn about us will keep us humble, teachable, dependent and crying out to the Lord to search me and know me and see if there be any wicked way in me and lead me in the way everlasting.
The transition we are in is so all encompassing that no one is able to describe it or define it in totality. This is by God’s design, for this transition was God initiated, is God led and God will get the glory from it and for it.
We are seeing moments and movement that is surprising some, exciting others and going unnoticed by a few. This is just more evidence of the massive transition we are currently in.
The best way to sum up what is happening is not something new, but another cycle of something old. Joshua 1:1-3 sums up the transition very well. “Now it came about after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, that the LORD spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ servant, saying, “Moses My servant is dead; now therefore arise, cross this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them, to the sons of Israel. Every place on which the sole of your foot treads, I have given it to you, just as I spoke to Moses.”
We will not forget the words of those who went before us, rather we will carry them with us, but we must go and keep going; advance and keep advancing for everything is about to be new to us. We must transition in order to occupy until He comes. The new era is here, there is no going back!
Pharoh hardened his heart even after many chances to acknowledge God’s power through Moses and Aaron. Even his magicians said, this is the finger of God, but Pharoh remained hard and set on his plan. God eventually agreed with Pharaoh and hardened Pharaoh’s heart and this locked him in to be used in God’s plan of delivering a nation from him once and for all. Pharaoh is locked in again, a nation is going to be delivered again and just like then the Egyptians we see today, we, America, will see no more. Take one last look because America is coming out! Watch God!!!