The Keystone

The keystone to success in the kingdom is to seek the King of the kingdom with all your heart. When you seek the King His healing flows into every area of your life. There is nothing else you can seek only and have multiple results.

Jeremiah 29:13-14 “You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you,’ declares the LORD, ‘and I will restore your fortunes and will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you,’ declares the LORD, ‘and I will bring you back to the place from where I sent you into exile.’”

Discerning the Atmosphere

Every region has an atmosphere and being able to discern the atmosphere helps in navigating the region effectively. To assume every region is the same is why people bring their one size (they believe) fits all message to a region and nothing happens. The Lord is more spontaneous than us and learning to flow with Him is key to kingdom success in every region. When you walk by the spirit you can’t have an agenda but you must know the voice of God.

2 Corinthians 5:7 “For we walk by faith, not by sight.”

Look for the Author

Every morning I use a psalm as a prayer leader in my prayer time. The Lord is faithful to reveal the truth through the psalm that I did not know and has me pray a prayer or multiple prayers for people, the nation, or even nations. I have found it to be a real joy.

This morning as I went to pray psalm 127, The Lord spoke to me to look at who the author of the psalm is. I learned it is Solomon that wrote this psalm and what that revealed to me is knowing the author of some thing that’s been created gives greater understanding into that which has been created. For what is created is an extension of the author.

When you know the author it adds substance to that which has been created. When we know the parents it adds substance to understanding the child. When we know God as creator, it adds substance to the creation called earth on which we live. When we know the songwriter it adds substance to the song that we are singing. The reason being Is because what we are seeing is only an extension of the person that created it. It’s one thing to enjoy the creation it’s a whole other to let the creation point you to the person that created it.

Psalm 127:1 (a psalm of Solomon) “Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman keeps awake in vain.”

Picking a Fight

The Spirit of God who is light is initiating a fight with the darkness. This battle God started because He has heard the prayers, decrees and cries of His people for breakthrough, deliverance and salvation. The darkness will not go silently, but it’s increasing volume is evidence not of its victory but it’s defeat. We are in a spiritual war God started and God is and will win because He loves His people. Worship from victory not defeat, pray from authority not pity, prophesy encouragement and life not death and destruction. God never loses a battle and never picks a fight unless there is massive salvation as just one of the spoils of war!

John 1:5 “The Light is shining in the darkness, and the darkness did not overtake it.”

Yes and Amen

Promises in the word of God are things God has said He would do, therefore all we have to do is say yes and amen to the glory of God. The Lord revealed a promise this morning in prayer that I am asking you to join me in giving a big Yes and Amen to.

Psalm 125:3 “For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest upon the land of the righteous, So that the righteous will not put forth their hands to do wrong.”

Yes Lord break the scepter of wickedness off our land, off our families, off our churches, off our government, off our schools, off our businesses, off our nation! We say yes and amen to the glory of God!

2 Corinthians 1:20 “For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us.”

Not Impressed Nor Intimidated

Just a quick reminder, the devil is so dumb that he waited until Jesus had spent 40 days alone in fasting and prayer before he “tempted” Him. Next time the enemy flex’s his muscles around you, remember he’s an idiot. No need to speak with, entertain or engage with a being that is so far beneath you. James said it this way, resist the devil and he will flee from you. Your dealing with a coward, even a little courage spooks him. There’s nothing impressive about him so no need to be intimidated by him. Move on. Jesus did!

Matthew 4:1-3 “Then Jesus was led out into the wilderness by the spirit to be tested by the devil. He fasted for forty days and forty nights, and at the end of it was famished. Then the tempter approached him.”

When People Fulfill Prophesy

Some people are the fulfillment of prophecy. They didn’t apply for this position, God chose them for it. It is important that we are careful how we speak against things we do not understand. Prophetic words from God, though they tarry, will always come to pass. The challenge most of us face is not that we don’t believe prophecy, but we struggle when it manifests in a person that maybe we wouldn’t have chose. more people are being chosen to fulfill prophecy even at this moment. Our job is not to determine whether we like who God chose or not, but rejoice in the truth that every prophetic word comes to pass. Remember Mary!

Matthew 1:20-24 “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet: “BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL,” which translated means, “GOD WITH US.” And Joseph awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took Mary as his wife.”

A Simple Prayer

King David said in Psalm 51, search me and know me and see if there be any wicked way in me. The other day as I was reading John 14-16 it spoke about the Holy Spirit being the spirit of truth. That means if I am filled with the Holy Spirit I am filled with truth, for the Holy Spirit is the spirit of truth Jesus said. Therefore, when I put the two together the Lord invited me to pray…

Search me and know me and see if there be any lie in me.

This prayer has brought about powerful results for me. It has shown me something I was intimidated by and when I saw it I confessed it and it left me; then the Lord showed me how I know the history of God and the future prophesies of God but the lie was around the God who is, the now God. I saw the lie, confessed it and now I am freer than I have ever been.

Lies go undetected in us because they are embedded in our theology, our personality, our history or our culture. We can’t see them but God can. He is the spirit of truth but we must partner with truth to dispel the lies so we can be free!

It’s a simple but powerful prayer the Lord had me pray and the results are manifesting everywhere for me and I want the same for you. I invite you to pray…

Search me and know me and see if there be any lie in me.

John 8:32 “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free!

Confirmation Time

Deborah is headed onto the battlefield today and though we know the victory is secure we still must pray. When you pray knowing the outcome, your prayers sound more like praise, like thanksgiving, like worship. Worship routes the enemy and is just more evidence of victory. Pray for our Deborah today and as you cry out for your own needs remember the battle is already won so your prayers can sound more like worship than worrying.

Judges 4:4-5 “Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, was judging Israel at that time. She used to sit under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim; and the sons of Israel came up to her for judgment.”

2 Chronicles 20:22 “At the very moment they began to sing and give praise, the LORD caused the armies of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir to start fighting among themselves.”

Quick Reminder

When you know who you are in the spirit you don’t need to compete in the games of the flesh. #insidestrong

1 Samuel 16:7 “But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”