In prayer this morning the Lord highlighted the truth that the most powerful part of our lives is not how much money we have, the title we carry, the physical strength we have, nor is it the people we know, the most powerful part of our lives is our mouth. The mouth is the power source we’ve all been given. The mouth is the source of power.
When we realize we are created in the image of God, we recognize the Lord created everything with His mouth. We live in a words made world, as Genesis 1 tells us. Now since God’s power source is His mouth, it is no wonder that is our power source as well. The apostle James when speaking of the mouth said, “The tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things.”
Remember your mouth is your power source. It can build or it can tear down; it can create or it can confuse; it can plant or it can uproot; is it any wonder Jesus’ first parable is about sowing seeds (Words)? Use your power source to build, to bless, to release life into yourself and others. The power is not in your bank account it’s in your mouth.
Deuteronomy 30:14 “ The word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it.”
Endings are beginnings. When we resist, delay, or refuse endings we never step into beginnings. When our physical body ends, our glorified body begins; When our time in the wilderness ends, our promised land begins. When we hang onto endings, we miss out on beginnings.
The Lord is Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. He is the God who is in everything. We are never left to ourselves but we must not fight the ending or we won’t enter the beginning. People get stuck in the ending because it’s familiar but then they miss out on the new beginning. Our call is to let the Lord take us through the endings and bring us into the beginnings.
Walking by the Spirit and not by the flesh is about not holding onto anything so tightly that it hinders our movement. The spirit is like water it is continually moving. If we are going to transition between endings and beginnings we must be willing to allow the spirit of God and the river of life to take us into our new beginnings.
Grief must end so the joy can begin. Lack must end so that prosperity can begin. When singleness ends marriage begins. When winter ends spring begins. When the night ends the day begins. The idea of endings and beginnings are everywhere don’t resist the ending enter in to the new beginning.
Revelation 22:13 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”
I have a group of 12 people from various locations and everyday we speak words of encouragement to one another. One month the Psalms were where we pulled our encouragement from, another month it was Proverbs, but this month we are announcing promises to each other. It is incredible to hear people announce the promise of God He is highlighting to them. To hear their story, see their passion, and listen to them share the word, for it builds a tapestry of truth every month.
I share this with you because I want to announce a promise to the nations. This is God’s Words, God’s promise, I’m just the announcer. I chose this promise today, because many are struggling with what they are seeing in the nations. Whether it’s vaccination passports or unrighteous laws being passed. Whether it’s stolen elections or seeming delays of justice. Many are discouraged, but what we see is not the final answer to these issues, for God gets the final say, so I announce to you Deuteronomy 32:43…
“Rejoice, O nations, with His people; For He will avenge the blood of His servants, And will render vengeance on His adversaries, And will atone for His land and His people.” this says the Lord!
It’s not the end for it’s not the final word. The final word is rejoice, for righteousness and justice will exalt the nations, God’s Announcement.
No matter the age, no one likes correction. Is that because of the harsh words and punishments we have received in the correction or is it because we don’t understand the gift correction is? It’s probably, for most of us both. We can’t control how someone else corrects us, but we can correct others differently than we’ve been corrected.
King David shares with us in Psalm 141 how to correct people in a way that it releases upon them a blessing. No matter how we’ve been corrected in the past or how we’ve corrected others, from today we can follow the Davidic model for correction in order to release a blessing on the one we are needing to correct, no matter their age.
Psalm 141:5 “Let the righteous smite me in kindness and reprove me;
It is oil upon the head; Do not let my head refuse it.”
Did you know your tithe is the sacred portion and it must be removed from your house, this is a command of the Lord? In the church we hear a lot about removing wickedness from our house, but when’s the last time your were told to remove the sacred portion from your house? When you keep, spend or eat the sacred portion you are disobeying the command of the Lord. The sacred portion belongs to the Lord and the sacred portion has the blessings of God in it. I suggest you sow the sacred portion, so God can bless you, your house and everything that bears your name.
Deuteronomy 26:13-15 “You shall say before the LORD your God, ‘I have removed the sacred portion from my house, and also have given it to the Levite and the alien, the orphan and the widow, according to all Your commandments which You have commanded me; I have not transgressed or forgotten any of Your commandments. I have not eaten of it while mourning, nor have I removed any of it while I was unclean, nor offered any of it to the dead. I have listened to the voice of the LORD my God; I have done according to all that You have commanded me. Look down from Your holy habitation, from heaven, and bless Your people Israel, and the ground which You have given us, a land flowing with milk and honey, as You swore to our fathers.’”
In a little town called Pawhuska, OK some really big things happened. In the 1920’s the Osage Tribe struck oil on land they owned. Big money oil, it made the Native Americans very very rich. Where there’s big money there’s problems and this place was no different as men came and murdered the Osage people, over 60 of them for the money. You can find details in the book called Flower Moon Murders.
Well today the Lord sent us down there to set fire to the root of the injustice, to ask for forgiveness and to cleanse the land of this thief spirit that literally came to steal, kill and destroy.
There is another big thing in this little city who goes by the name Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman. She has been featured on the Food Network and has a restaurant called the Merchantile here, but at 11am the wait was 3 hours, so we went to the Grill 125. The reason she is a big deal is because of her fame, but for us it was because when we opened the ancient gates on the Old Road at the Madonna’s of the trail, she is also called The Pioneer Woman.
Today was the capstone to a years worth of prophetic adventures and as Bev said, “The Lord has brought us full circle!” We left there satisfied that our mission was accomplished and God Himself is going to be glorified in this nation, from the First People to the current people. To God Be the glory great things He has planned for the nations.
Did you know your words are seeds and as you speak them in prayer they are thrown out in front of you? I saw the image of a sprinkler in prayer this morning spraying words into the future. The Lord showed me our prayers go into our future and as we continue to move in time, we catch up to those seeds (words) we sowed in prayer, but know they are a harvest of answers.
Prayer is instant in times of desperation, but most are answered in time. When we remember what we prayed, we give thanks for the harvest of answers when they come in our lives or someone else’s life. When we pray God always hears, so look for answers in your future not your present. Farmers know you don’t harvest the day you sow, but if you sow you will harvest.
Ecclesiastes 11:1 & 6 “Cast your bread on the surface of the waters, for you will find it after many days.” “Sow your seed in the morning and do not be idle in the evening, for you do not know whether morning or evening sowing will succeed, or whether both of them alike will be good.”
Have you ever heard the enemy mocking you, saying, I thought you said,God said? Have your external realities ever contradicted your internal promises God has given you? Have you ever wondered, how long O Lord, how long? These are usually not publicly spoken thoughts but very real to those who had them, and this is why the book of Psalms is a great prayer partner. Truth spoken is freedom revealed, truth prayed is freedom sealed.
When we pray the word, we partner with those who have experienced the same or similar realities to us and the word prophesies to us. In Psalm 137 the psalmist is remembering captivity in Babylon and being mocked by their captors. But the answer to the mocking was to remember the promise, sing the promise, and cherish the promise. For them the promise was Jerusalem for us it’s something different but equally valuable.
Sing the songs of the Lord my friends, sing. Singing lifts our spirits, renews our minds and motivates our feet to keep going. Songs are musical movement that keeps us alive, no matter what it looks like around us. Even if the enemy mocks you, sing, sing, sing it is your salvation!
The season in the spirit has changed can you see it?
The season has changed can you smell it?
The season has changed can you hear it?
This is not a I hope so because I’m done with the last season, this is a decision God made, it’s His timing we’re in.
The season has changed I hope you know it.
When a season changes the manifestation is slow at first then seemingly instant.
When a season changes people slowly shift what they wear, what they eat and what they do.
When a season changes everything eventually changes, can you see it, hear it, smell it yet?
Song of Songs 2:10-13 “Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, And come along. For behold, the winter is past The rain is over and gone. The flowers have already appeared in the land; The time has arrived for pruning the vines, And the voice of the turtledove has been heard in our land. The fig tree has ripened its figs, And the vines in blossom have given forth their fragrance. Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, And come along!’”
I love it when God makes it clear He is God and no human, no idol, no nothing else is God. I love it because it puts the actions of people in perspective. Whether their ruling from a position of power or demonstrating in the streets at this hour. He is still the only God, He has the final say, He is the Judge who rules with justice. He alone is God and Psalm 135:6 tells us “Whatever the LORD pleases, He does, In heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps.”
It’s statements like this that make me relax in the midst of chaos; keep me in peace when anxiety is in the air; and it shows me who to turn to when I see things that are fingerprints of the thief who steals, kills and destroys. Jesus said in John 16:33, “In this world you will have trouble, but take heart I’ve overcome the world.” He is God and no matter what people may do, He is still God, He is still good, and He still has a plan for the nations that can’t be thwarted. Rejoice and pray, for Yahweh does whatever He pleases and He’s about to release the best news our generation has ever heard.