Where Do You Dwell?

There are two mountains that the church dwells on. Some of the church dwells on, eats from and speaks from Mount Sinai. Hebrews 12 says this about Mount Sinai, “For you have not come to a mountain that can be touched and to a blazing fire, and to darkness and gloom and whirlwind, and to the blast of a trumpet and the sound of words which sound was such that those who heard begged that no further word be spoken to them. For they could not bear the command, “IF EVEN A BEAST TOUCHES THE MOUNTAIN, IT WILL BE STONED.” And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, “I AM FULL OF FEAR and trembling.” Those who preach, eat, listen to and dwell near or on this mountain have a fear based theology. It is a Matthew 24 moment everytime something happens in the world.

The funny thing about Mount Sinai mountain dwellers and tellers is that they do not believe their own rhetoric. If they really believed Matthew 24 was the final blueprint, would they not be fearless in the midst of shaking? One would think, but actually they are fearful because they dwell on Mount Sinai, and so they speak fear for that is what they hear from this mountain. But there is another mountain. It is called Mount Zion. Hebrews 12 speaks of Mount Zion this way, “You have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks better than the blood of Abel.” This my friends is the mountain we are to dwell on, eat from, speak about. It is not a mountain that tells and dwells in fear, but one that tells and dwells in Christ, the living God, the hope of a future and the desire of nations.

We are fast approaching a shaking of the likes that is going to cause many to reveal the mountain they are dwelling on. Mount Sinai people are going to panic and speak fear, rapture, the end is here language, but Mount Zion people are going to stand in the storm, knowing Jesus Christ is Lord of all the mountains of society, all the economies of earth, all the systems. They know the shaking is breaking the Babylonian system and establishing righteousness over the nations. Mount Zion dwellers know the kingdom they are in cannot be shaken, so though the boat rocks, they will not fear for they know the Kingdom is here. It’s not to late to switch mountains to dwell on.

You Have Been Given Access To Excess

James 4:1 “What is the source (origin) of quarrels and fights among you?” Did you know this verse and this whole chapter actually is a nod to Genesis 26 where the herdsmen of Gerar (the Philistines) quarreled with the herdsmen of Isaac? If you read Genesis 26 then James 4 you can see that they were quarreling over abundance. I know right. They were fighting over access to excess. Isaac was prosperous and the Philistines were envious, therefore, when more prosperity was discovered by Isaac’s servants, the Philistine herdsmen fought for the flood, the abundance of water that was available. They were fighting over and for an abundance of water.

It has been said, the stress level of people is heightened right now because of the various seemingly scarcity that is manifesting right now. It is only because the Philistines are envious of the prosperity of the nations. How do I know, because I have access to abundance and I have seen the source of the quarrel happening. Plus, I used to quarrel with others who had access to abundance when I didn’t. Abundance is anything only God can give you. Think about it for a minute, how can people fight over water? Water is something only God can give us. But you know what, health is only something God can give us, wealth is something only God can give us, food is something only God can give us, love is something only God can give us, a spouse, children, life, everything we fight over, only God can give us, so what is the source of the fight?

The source of the fight in Genesis 26 was envy. The source of the fight in James 4 is envy. The source of fights between nations is envy. The source of fights in families is envy. Envy is someone having something you want, but don’t have. But the source behind the source is Satan, the father of lies, because it is a lie that you don’t have access, everyone has access to God, it’s just some people don’t use their access so they live in envy. You have access to excess for God is abundance and He withholds no good thing from you, excercise your access and watch God turn your envy to generosity. There is an abundance of everything, fear not!

Peter Parker Parable

It is a parable style post on this Monday morning. I have been awake for hours but have been singing, praying, working out and trying to understand what the Lord was saying as I woke up this morning. I have concluded it is parabolic and those who have ears to hear will hear what the Lord is saying to them. It is simple, but profound, the more I think about it and I hope it burrows into your spirit like it has mine and causes a wrestle just like it has for me.

I woke up this morning hearing the Lord say, “There are people in the body of Christ who look and feel like Peter Parker, but they know deep down inside they are Spider Man.” As I have been contemplating this thought, I kept sensing the Holy Spirit say, they look so normal, so everyday, they struggle like others, they have feelings like others, but they know there is a skin made just for them that is going to transform them into a solutionists that saves nations.

If you are parabolically a Peter Parker, but know deep down inside you are a Spider Man, I want you to know that skin was custom made for you and when the Lord allows you to step into it, you will operate in supernatural ability and power in ways that those who only saw the Peter Parker you, will take some time to understand the Spider Man you. But this skin is not for your exaltation but for His glorification, and you know that. You are not pursuing the supernatural skin, but you have seen it, you know it is custom made for you.

My fellow Peter Parkers, it is fast approaching, for the world is in need of Spider Man who is going to bring solutions to save nations. You know who you are, you know the price you have paid, and you know the skin was made for you, when the Lord says, NOW, step into the skin, God is in need of your assistance on earth. “The heavens are the heavens of the LORD, But the earth He has given to the sons of men.“ (Psalm 115:16) For those who have ears to hear.

A Coalition Is Forming

One voice is being heard, it is the voice of the Bride declaring, FREEDOM! Freedom to captives, freedom to prisoners, freedom to the poor, freedom to the widow, freedom to the fatherless, freedom to the unborn, freedom to the distressed, freedom to the discontented, freedom to the afflicted, freedom to the bound, freedom to the ones caught in a snare of religion, freedom from systems, freedom from sickness, freedom from addiction, freedom from torment, taunting and trouble. FREEDOM!

The Coalition of Free Women are declaring freedom to all they meet. The Lord spoke to Autumn Darden and said, “What could a Coalition of Free Women do?” Free women, free women that is what they do. Free women know what they are for and proclaim that wherever they go. Free women are a coalition they are not in competition. Psalm 68 says, “The Lord gives the command; The women who proclaim the good tidings are a great host: “Kings of armies flee, they flee, And she who remains at home will divide the spoil!” Free women proclaim the truth that sets people free; free women divide and distribute the spoil, they do not hoard it. Free women, free women!

A Bishop from Macon, GA recently said, “The Lord spoke to me and asked me, who do you think the most oppressed people in the world are? And I said to the Lord, black people. The Lord said, no, women are the most oppressed people in the world.” My Bishop, who is a friend, who is a mighty black man of God, who has been sent as an apostle to African nations and has planted a church in this nation, stood corrected that day by the Lord. So, when he heard Autumn share about the Coalition of Free Women, he began to prophesy over her, that this was needed nationally and internationally. He caught the vision, like so many others have. It is the day of one voice declaring one word, FREEDOM. For who the Son sets free is free indeed (John 8:36). Will you join the Coalition of Free Women and add your voice to ours declaring, FREEDOM?

For more information you can find us on Facebook or Instagram at Coalition of Free Women, it is a different kind of women’s lib movement, for we are not against anyone and we are not angry, we are free women who free women. Just like those who have went before us.

I Hear Giants Falling

There is a remnant of people living on the earth right now who have the finisher anointing on them. They are not going to stop pursuing the enemy until they are completely defeated and destroyed. This remnant is undercover in every mountain of society. You do not know their names, at least not yet, but they are fighting a covert war for the nations and they are not going to stop until the enemy is defeated.

The Lord is at the head of this remnant; He has charged them to obey His voice; He has taught them to trust His leadership; He has tasked them to utterly defeat the enemies that most people do not even recognize are among them. This remnant of people have the finishers anointing and they will not stop until the enemy is completely defeated; the people are truly set free; and the land is undeniably at rest from war.

Like the Green Berets or Navy Seals, they are working underground, undercover, in hidden places not seen by the eyes of men and women on earth. They are not posting about all their victories, they are not promoting their prophecies which have come true, but they are receiving smiles, accolades and affirmation from the One that really matters. His approval is what keeps them going; His leadership is what keeps them pursuing.

You see high gas prices and inflation, they see the crumbling a financial system that seeks to destroy you, control you, enslave you. You see delays in Supreme Court decisions, they see panic behind the doors of the benches. You see empty store shelves, supply chain issues and even talk of a recession from upper level management, they see the enemy being starved of resources and running for cover.

My friends, God has ordained for such a time as this, men and women who are defeating an enemy we did not know we had. This is God’s operation, God’s war and no man can stop what God has started, for He has anointed them with a finisher anointing. Judges 1 says, “It came about when Israel became strong, that they put the Canaanites to forced labor, but they did not drive them out completely.” There is a new Israel on the earth and they will finish off the giants in the land, so the earth can have rest from war and the control of people we cannot see. I hear giants falling!

Corporate Baptism of Fire

A corporate baptism of fire is coming upon the Church. John the Baptist said, I baptize you with water for repentance, but one is coming after me who will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire (Matthew 3). We are fast approaching the baptism of the Holy Spirit and fire. Just as water cleanses the body, fire cleanses the lips, the heart, the soul. The baptism of fire is not for some fun flippant reaction to God, it is going to bring the fear of the Lord, so we obey the Lord. Just as we teach our kids not to play with fire, we need to learn as the Church we cannot play with fire. Hebrews 12:28 says, “Our God is an all consuming fire!” He is not to be played with, He is to be honored, respected, obeyed and regarded as holy.

The baptism of fire will purify us from our sins, cleanse us from all unrighteousness, burn away the chaff, reveal the gold, and refine the silver. We need the fire of God to do a deep cleansing in the body of Christ. The fire is going to make us feel better, for we do not realize how miserable we are until we are truly set free. Just like what happened to the three men that were thrown in the fiery furnace in Daniel 3, the cords we are wrapped in are going to burn off of us. A corporate baptism of fire is coming upon the Church and we need it.

Zephaniah 3 says once the Lord releases the baptism of fire, “Then I will give to the peoples purified lips, That all of them may call on the name of the LORD, To serve Him shoulder to shoulder.” The fire of God is going to be so good for us, it is so needed for us, and it will remove all of the filth that is on us and when we come out of this baptism, we are going to shine like a bar of gold, we are going to be refined like silver and we are going to be so thankful God Himself chose to give us a corporate baptism of fire. It’s going to be a hot summer.

It’s Falling, Can You Hear It?

Can you see it? Can you hear it? It is the sound of the iron and clay kingdom of Daniel 2 falling once and for all. The angels are rejoicing, the Lord is laughing, the 24 elders are falling crying holy, holy, holy are you oh Lord. The cup of wrath against humanity was drank in the garden of Gethsemane by Jesus when he said, “Lord if you could take this cup from me, but not my will but yours be done.” Jesus consumed the wrath of God on humanity in the drinking of that cup of wrath and then He said at that final Passover, “This is the cup of the New Covenant, that was shed for you, everytime you drink it remember Me.” Do what, drink the cup of blessing, enjoy the cup of blessing, walk in the New Covenant. Remember Jesus drank the cup of God’s wrath agains sin, now we can drink the cup of blessing where new life begins! Now can you hear it, can you hear the sound of the iron and clay kingdom falling once and for all?

The store shelves are not telling the story God has written; the gas prices do not reflect the economy God is releasing; you have to turn your eyes upon Jesus, you have to lift up your heads, lift up your gates and let the king of glory come in. Then you will see, then you will hear, then you will understand what is going on. The kingdom of God is at hand, so you have to repent of the doctrines of men; you have to push past the religious rhetoric that sings the same old song. Come on friends, history is going to speak of this day, Daniel prophesied its coming and the Lord is declaring it to us in Nahum 1:14 “The LORD has issued a command concerning you: Your name will no longer be perpetuated. I will cut off idol and image From the house of your gods. I will prepare your grave, For you are contemptible.”

Who is the Lord talking to though Nahum? He is speaking to Ninevah, which was a Babylonian metropolis. Therefore, He is speaking the iron and clay kingdom. It has reigned on earth in the hearts of men and in the symbols in nations for a long time, but for such a time as this, it is falling and shall never rise again. This is not what I think, not what I am saying, this is what the Lord is saying, what the Lord is doing. All we have to do is speak what He is speaking, see what He is saying and declare what He is declaring. For it is done in the heavens, now we have to declare it on earth. I call for the fall of the iron and clay kingdom once and for all. I declare the Lord has issued a command according to Nahum 1:14 and it is done. Watch and be amazed for it is no longer in word only, but we will see the manifestation of what is spoken in Jesus name, Amen!

Moments Are Markers That Become Monuments

There are times in our lives where we need to put a stake in the ground, build a memorial and mark that date and place as our “I will never go past this place” in my thinking, marker. The day you were born again should be one of those markers, but so should significant moments in your walk with God. From what I have experienced personally and what I have heard from other people I was with and others who were in different locations having similar experiences, this Pentecost 2022 is a marker in the spirit and we aren’t to go back to any old season, any old thoughts, any old ways of operating. June 4-6, 2022 were marker dates for some people and they will never go back beyond that date for something changed forever.

Back in 2013 the Lord spoke to me and said, “Stay in the upper room until the fire falls.” I knew that was a nod to Pentecost in Acts 1-2, but little did I know this would be a 9 year season I would enter into. When God speaks a word to you, our first reaction is, this is for right now, not realizing, that word is the activation of a new season. I remember in February 2014 when the leader of my church in Kansas City, had me stand up in a women’s conference and she spoke a word over me that altered the course of my life and calling. I thought what she was speaking, coupled with what God spoke to me that same weekend was the start of the word she spoke. Nope, it was the start of 8 years of training to embody the word she spoke.

If you have a prophetic word, a promise over your life, if you can identify the date, place, word with specificity, know that was the starting line, not the fulfillment of that word. Don’t pursue the word, purse the One who spoke the word, for the word of God will not return void, but will accomplish that which is was sent forth to do. Prophetic words go into the crock pot of our heart and soul, not the instapot of our wants. Real prophetic words of destiny and design are meant for the crock pot not the instapot. Be patient, when that word is ready to manifest it will be so tender, it will fall out of you like meat falling off a bone. God knows the timing, we are called to know God. Markers, Ebenezer stones, no turning back!

Take A Pin To The Puffer Spirit

The enemy is a coward, I have known this from doing counseling with people. He is shameless in his attack on people when they are children or in a weakened state of life. I have seen this over and over again when people come and share things with me. But what I didn’t know, until today is that this is exactly what the Bible says about the enemy. Follow me for just a minute, for we are about to put the enemy in correct perspective.

Psalm 10 says, “In pride the wicked hotly pursue the afflicted; Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised. For the wicked boasts of his heart’s desire, And the greedy man curses and spurns the LORD. The wicked, in the haughtiness of his countenance, does not seek Him. All his thoughts are, “There is no God.” The enemy is so small he has to puff himself up in pride in order to feel big. He is a puffer spirit. Then he boasts, curses, spurns and even says, there is no God. When you are small you have to make yourself think there is no God, for the reality of God goes counter to your narrative of how big, in pride, you have puffed yourself up to be. Oh how small is the enemy. Like a balloon that is popped with a pin.

The psalm goes on to say, “He sits in the lurking places of the villages; In the hiding places he kills the innocent; His eyes stealthily watch for the unfortunate. He lurks in a hiding place as a lion in his lair; He lurks to catch the afflicted; He catches the afflicted when he draws him into his net.” The enemy is so weak, he has to kill the innocent, watch the unfortunate and catch the afflicted. Why, because he is a coward and has no strength to defeat anyone, unless they are struggling. Do you realize the only realize the enemy attacks you is because you are afflicted, unfortunate or innocent?

Next time the enemy presents himself to you as powerful, tough, or inflated in any way, grab your pin in the spirit and pop the bubble of that puffer spirt, so you can see how small he really is. He can’t defeat you, unless you give him your authority out of fear. He is actually nothing to worry about, he’s just a puffer spirit trying to sound tough, look big and act like he has power. He is no match for you and he knows it, the challenge is you don’t. Don’t forget who you are!

Function Not Fashion

Praying Psalm 8:4-6 “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,” I began asking the Lord to crown us with glory and majesty. Almost immediately, the Lord said, “Why are you asking for what I have already given you? Don’t ask for it, thank me for it, I have already given it to you.” I repented immediately for asking for that which He had already given us. My friends, we are crowned with glory and majesty, there is literally a crown on your head, that the spirit world sees, even if you don’t see it. But it is not a crown of fashion, it is a symbol of function.

We have been crowned with glory and majesty, which means we have divinity inside of humanity for functioning as rulers over creation. We are told we are to rule over God’s works, which are found in the first 5 days of Genesis 1. The first 5 days of creation have been put under our feet, which includes the enemy that was roaming the earth when darkness still covered it. The crown is for rulership, it’s a functional crown, not some accessory for the next outfit we wear. The honor that God gives to humanity is amazing, if we understood it, we would function as kings and priests, ministering to God and ruling over the earth.

Today, I am headed to Houston to preach at a women’s conference this weekend, and I am wearing my crown. I am going to rule as a son of God in that region, because divinity is in this body called humanity and I am thankful that He has put all things under my feet. Whatever you may do going forward, I pray you don’t ask for a crown, but you thank God you are wearing one. I also pray, you start to function as one who has been called to rule over God’s works. Even the enemy, the adversary, the devil is under your feet, because Christ in you is divinity inside of humanity.