Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of the US Embassy being moved to Jerusalem. It was also the day a decree was made the Jerusalem is the rightful capital of Israel. It should not surprise us that Hamas chose to fire rockets at Israel yesterday. For the date is very significant. Now we pray, “oh, that salvation of Israel would come out of Zion!” (Psalm 14:7). The Lord has done it before for them and He’ll do it again for them. Release salvation for Israel oh God and defeat everyone of their enemies just as you have done before, do it again oh God.
What we are seeing is not what God is saying. Those who prophesy what they see in culture reveal where they are looking at and who they are listening to. The reason what they say resonates with so many is because anyone can see and hear what’s happening in culture. But those who are seeing and hearing God are saying what God is saying and it doesn’t generate a huge following, because most people have no idea what God is saying. This is why it takes faith (time) to see what God has said come to pass, but mark my words God is not speaking what we are seeing He is speaking what we are about to see. This my friends is the difference between biblical prophecy and cultural reality.
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.”
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)
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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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)
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.