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Press Through to Breakthrough 19/40

You are invited to join us for The Propel Fast! Please review Propelled To The Next Level and other words for the reasons behind the fast as well as daily encouragement!

Here we go again!  Another awesome day in The Lord.  There may not be anything special to day 19 for you, but God has a special reward for those who diligently seek Him.  He has your reward!  He is the reward! He has more on day 19 to give than yesterday, and I pray a special outpouring of His glory and grace to continue in strength, life, and provision today!

Hallelujah!

God is good and continually blesses our mouths with good thing.  Whether we are eating or not, He nourishes our soul and spirit with true manna from heaven.  Every single one of us is seeking Him in prayer and fasting for a reason and a purpose.  I have encouraged you to make a list of things to be praying and declaring over the length of the fast.  Do not neglect to pray for these things.  On my list are the impossible things, supernatural healing, wisdom from heaven, open doors, souls, nations, freedom and breakthrough.  Do not allow discouragement to dishearten you from pressing in and continuing to lift these things up in prayer to the Lord. 

We do not see all that is taking place in the spiritual realm, but we know this:

James 5:16-18 tremendous power is released through the passionate, heartfelt prayer of a godly believer! 17 Elijah was a man with human frailties, just like all of us, but he prayed and received supernatural answers. He actually shut the heavens over the land so there would be no rain for three and a half years! 18 Then he prayed again and the skies opened up over the land so that the rain came again and produced the harvest.
Passionate, diligent, earnest prayers from a believer walking in righteousness have the power to change things that happen in the spiritual realm.  We discuss this more in “Shifting the Heavens“.  What is does not mention in this passage is that Elijah had to go before the Lord and pray seven times before He began to see the fruit of his prayer for rain to return to the land (1 Kings 18:42-46).  Elijah’s powerful prayers were not immediately answered.  He had to press through to breakthrough.  He had to get past his doubts, fear, worries, and seeming lack of power to experience the blessing that God had promised would come.  He had to look to the promise and press in until he saw fulfillment of that promise.

Later, we see an interesting story taking place in Judges 20 that demonstrates the point even more fully.  During a time when Israel was without a leader, every man did what was right in his own eyes.  Here, the city of Gibeah, of the tribe of Benjamin, had committed an atrocity.  Their fleshly desire to abuse and injure a Levite led them to instead rape and murder his female slave.  Instead of repenting, the entire tribe of Benjamin “backs their boys” and goes out to war against the rest of Israel who is coming against them as retribution for turning from The Lord and committing this atrocity.

Israel asked The Lord if they should war against Benjamin and who should go first.  God speaks for them to go and put Judah first.  Following God’s direction, 22,000 men of Israel are slain during Israel’s defeat that day.  Israel goes to God again and asks if they should return to the battle.  God says go, and at the instruction of God, 18,000 more people are slaughtered and Israel defeated.  Israel, God’s people fighting for justice and righteousness, are sorely defeated because they listened and obeyed God’s words explicitly.  

Why was this happening?  Why were they defeated? What was taking place?

Twice, Israel went through devastating tragedies and they were doing right.  They were obeying the law.  Whatever else was happening, there was tremendous discouragement was taking place over their defeat.  This is their response:

 

Judges 20:26-28 Then all the children of Israel, that is, all the people, went up and came to the house of God and wept. They sat there before the Lord and fasted that day until evening… So the children of Israel inquired of the Lord… saying, “Shall I yet again go out to battle against the children of my brother Benjamin, or shall I cease?”  And the Lord said, “Go up, for tomorrow I will deliver them into your hand.”
Again, the people of Israel return to the Lord.  This time, it says that all the people came to The Lord with repentance, fasting and prayer.  We do not know if all the people were unified before, but now, they know they need a breakthrough and only God can help them.  Their military prowess has been overwhelmingly defeated and only God can give them the breakthrough.  In unified hearts, prayers, and fasting, they follow the instructions of the The Lord and 30 of their people die in the battle the next day, but 25,100 of the tribe of Benjamin are defeated.  Whether the change was in their hearts, mind, or actions, they finally come into line with The Lord and gain their victory and breakthrough.  

This is my encouragement for today, it is in repentance, fasting, and prayer that our hearts fully come into line with God, His plans, and His purposes.  Whether the change takes place in us or in the spiritual realm, we cannot always understand or know.  What I do know is that we must press through to breakthrough.  A butterfly must struggle to be released from its chrysalis or it will never have the strength to fly in the power it has been given.  It will languish and die if released by some other unseen force beyond its own struggle.  Through the struggles, it is empowered to breakthrough and fly.  May this word be manifest in us today.  Through your struggling and warring with God in the secret place, may you press through and gain the strength and sustenance to breakthrough and walk in the next levels with Him.
Jesus, help me to never give up on following You and what You have called me to do, say, pray for, or walk in.  I trust You to complete Your promises even as You strengthen me to press through every hindrance into the destiny You have designed for me.
Practical –

  • Ask Holy Spirit to bring to remembrance the promises spoken to you that you may not be pressing in to see take place at this moment.
  • Ask for a renewal of strength to press in for the breakthrough in these areas
  • Ask for His patient perseverance to press through the fear, worry, unbelief, and other obstacles
  • Continue to press through for the breakthrough

I bless you to receive the power and strength of The Almighty to press through that the breakthrough may take place in you and the lives of all those around you. 

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

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Shifting The Heavens 8/40

You are invited to join us for The Propel Fast! Please review Propelled To The Next Level and other words for the reasons behind the fast as well as daily encouragement!

Today starts week 2, we thank God for His grace and mercy to get us this far, and we ask for divine strength to continue The 40 as we have purposed in our hearts.

Right now, you may not notice anything happening in the earth, but there is a shifting taking place in the heavens. The heavenly realm is moved when a son or daughter of God humbles themselves and lays down their life for The King.  

2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.

God’s eyes are upon you to strengthen you and sustain you.  Invite Him to come and strengthen you even now.

God responds to faith, as we see in Hebrews 11, and fasting is true faith in God as your sustainer.  Humility causes God to move in a mighty way, and fasting and prayer actually turns God’s heart to mercy, grace, and compassion for those crying out to Him.

Consider my two-year old’s favorite story, the story of Jonah.  An unwilling prophet is compelled to obedience to speak a word of judgment to a horribly wicked city.  He speaks a simple word “yet forty days and the city of Nineveh will be overthrown”, and the people believe God.  These are not righteous God-fearing Jews, but pagan idol-worshiping, murdering, adulterous people.  In spite of all this, they believed God.  These people who did not even know our God turned to Him and cried out in repentance, fasting, and prayer for every man and beast.  The king offers this statement, “Who can tell if God will turn and relent, and turn away from His fierce anger, so that we may not perish?”  the heavens were shifted over the region of Nineveh (more than 120,000 people), and God relented from what He said he would do.

How is this possible?  How is this even fair?

Humility, repentance, fasting, and prayer shifted the heavens from judgment to mercy and grace.  God has both justice and mercy, grace and truth in His nature.  However, you have the power to shift the Heavens in your life and even the city or region you live in.  God has placed you where you are for a reason, and He has called you to The 40 for a reason.

As you continue into week 2, let this be an encouragement to you.  You are contending for you, your family, your neighbors, your city, your nation, and the nations around the world.  You have been given the ability to shift the Heavens!  Don’t give up! Don’t back down!  Press in to fulfill your purpose in The Kingdom even if you cannot see the change taking place in front of your eyes.  

Jesus, help us to be the ones that come to you in humility, repentance, fasting, and prayer. We desire to transform our homes, neighborhoods, regions, and nations.  We desire Your Kingdom to come in a mighty way, help us to be the ones that bring about this change, even as you change our hearts to come more into line with Your heart.

Practical – 

  • Read Jonah 3
  • Ask Holy Spirit to give you a heart for where he has placed you
  • Ask to be the change
  • Be obedient to all that God speaks

Be blessed to be the change that transforms every area of society as Holy Spirit propels you into the next level with Him!

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

Into the Wilderness We Go! 

While in my prayer and soaking time two afternoons ago, I had been praying about some deep revelation and knowledge given to me that morning. If any of you have heard of or kept up with the story of Jeremiah Thomas, the 16 year-old fiery warrior diagnosed with terminal cancer set on seeing abortion’s death in America, you will see a story calling every believer in the Body of Christ to rise up and take the baton that fell to the ground on August 26, 2018 with his passing into Glory.

I have been deeply moved by this story and fight and it only stirs me up even more to storm the gates of hell and FIGHT FOR LIFE until I see the complete end of abortion not only in my land but across every nation. A fight like this will cost something, as a matter of fact, it will cost everything to go face to face against the enemy’s sole goal in the earth, to kill, steal, and utterly annihilate. This is my mandate. This is one part of the scroll of my life given to me in the most vivid heavenly encounter I have ever had in my life, in which I was taken up into Heaven the Sunday before Mother’s Day of this year…to give my life in the fight for His Little Ones. Perhaps one day I will share of this divine life-altering experience when I am finally able to pen it concisely and find the correct words to accurately describe all that took place.

I had discovered two mornings ago that Jeremiah’s father, Rusty Thomas had made a post on Facebook that he along with ten other pro-life activists were preparing to go to federal court today to face charges for interposition at the only remaining abortion clinic in the state of Kentucky on Mother’s Day last year. I encourage you to check out the link above and let it be a charge to you that there is a cost when we choose LIFE and when we choose to give our lives to save the lives of the most marginalized, voiceless, and helpless people. I believe that it is no coincidence that they are facing charges like this at the same time that Supreme Court Justice nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, is under his own scrutiny and battle. The enemy is hard-pressed in opposition of those who oppose his eternal purpose. We must pray that every God-ordained purpose is resilient and holds steadfast, to be found victorious!

While studying this, I was lit on fire in my research about Kentucky and the things I read as the state progresses towards being abortion-free. They, along with six other states are one abortion mill away from banning clinical abortion. In prayer over this, I received a powerful vision of the doors of the E.M.W. Women’s Clinic, the sole abortion mill in the state, with an eviction notice on their doors. I then saw the hands of Jesus slap a huge yellow sticker across the doors that said, “CLOSED PERMANENTLY.” It is then that I began to see a breakthrough take place and prior visions I have received about revival taking place in Kentucky reappeared and began to become a reality. It is then that the Lord gave me this Word concerning these matters and the REFORMATION that is to take place:

Prophetic Word for Kentucky- SEPTEMBER 5, 2018

“Getting back to the start, to the beginning, to the roots. From this place where I birthed the wave of outpouring into the nation, will I birth a new thing. Out of this place will come a dual wave of Righteousness and Justice embodied. Out of this place will I release a third wave new to the eyes and heart of man. Because of the exchange of selfishness for Righteousness, I will pour out a new vision.
No longer will the spilled blood of My Little Ones stain this soil! No longer will the shedding of innocent blood brood over you, Kentucky! For through you, I will set the standard for the whole of the nation to follow. Just as with the second great move of My Spirit that originated in the wilderness, purifying the disgusting debauchery from your soul, so will I do it again!
Your soil is Ripe for Harvest! I will make you a signpost along the Highway of Holiness, pointing out the way for those who come after you. Out of your heart will I birth a strategic blueprint for a restoration of the soul of Revival. Out of this place will a fire ignite in your church to arise and carry the weight of the influx that is coming.
Get ready Kentucky, for a baby boom is coming! Yes, the twins are being established in your womb! Not only will you see a baby boom in the natural- for all of the babies that would have been aborted are being given over to Salvation; Life will rage within your borders! Awakening and an enabling in the Body will arise to the spirit of Adoption. Babies will be saved and receive My family as their own. You will also experience a baby boom in the spiritual, for the wave of Righteousness will bring them in by the droves to your light!
I decree and declare that your buildings will not be large enough! Yes, back to the wilderness will you find yourself! Prepare your tents! Establish your tent pegs in the soil and let My Spirit breathe upon your laid down tents! Indeed, your Harvest is Ripe and Ready!

Brothers and sisters, I believe that we will not see sustained, wide-spread Revival in America until we see a dramatic transformation and reformation of mindset and lifestyle. No longer can we continue shedding innocent blood. The blood of 59 million innocent babies cries forth from the soil of our guilty nation, crying out for JUSTICE. God cannot bless a land that is spilling innocent blood for selfishness’ sake. It is against His nature, and the Word of God is clear on this matter…for the shedding of innocent blood, blood will be required.

I hear the voices of the masses crying out, “WHY?!” to the increase of disease, suicide, and death in this nation. It is deafening in my spirit. The answer is simple, my friends. Until we cease to offer our children as sacrifices on the altars of selfishness, we will continue to see a rise in these atrocities; for we have exchanged righteousness for selfishness. Blessings for curses. Life for death. The enemy has full authority to come against us, because we have made a transaction with him, just as Adam and Eve did in the Garden.

My Spirit is on fire for what the Lord is doing and I prophesy that we will see an end to abortion in the state of Kentucky and that we will see a strategic plan be put into place that will not only take care of the rise of adoptions within the Church, but that there will be those with financial influence that will step up and create organizations to fund and pay for adoption costs. I do not believe it will be totally free, for a decision of that magnitude, rescuing lives of the innocent, there will be a cost; but paying the cost displays the commitment.We have the perfect example set before us, for Jesus paid the highest cost to save us from death, and to bring us into His family through adoption. 

Galatians 4:5-7 (TPT)
“Yet all of this was so that He would redeem and set free all those held hostage to the written law so that we would receive our freedom and a full legal adoption as His children. And so that we would know for sure that we are His true children, God released the Spirit of Sonship into our hearts—moving us to cry out intimately, ‘My Father! You’re our true Father!’ Now we’re no longer living like slaves under the law, but we enjoy being God’s very own sons and daughters! And because we’re His, we can access everything our Father has—for we are heirs of God through Jesus, the Messiah!”

Ephesians 1:5-6 (TPT)
“For it was always in His perfect plan to adopt us as His delightful children, through our union with Jesus, the Anointed One, so that His tremendous love that cascades over us would glorify His grace—for the same love He has for His Beloved One, Jesus, He has for us. And this unfolding plan brings Him great pleasure!”

Ephesians 1:3-6 (MSG)
“How blessed is God! And what a blessing He is! He’s the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in Him. Long before He laid down earth’s foundations, He had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of His love, to be made whole and holy by His love. Long, long ago He decided to adopt us into His family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure He took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of His lavish gift-giving by the hand of His beloved Son.”

I leave you with two things: a powerful charge from Rusty Thomas at his son’s Homecoming Service below, and a charge of my own- what cost are you willing to pay for the lives of the innocent? What can you do to fight and take a stand for LIFE? Where can you put your time and energy that would further The Kingdom of God in this fight?
May your hearts be awakened, ignited, and empowered to RISE UP, FIGHT FOR LIFE, GIVE YOUR LIFE FOR HIS LITTLE ONES, and to STORM THE GATES OF HELL AND TAKE BACK WHAT THE ENEMY HAS STOLEN!!!

Proverbs 31:8-9 (NLT)
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; 
ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.”

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh

To begin your journey or to continue in the fight, I have given links to a number of organizations, coalitions, and movements that I am aware of and support on this matter. Contact your state rep. Join a movement. Use your voice. 
End Abortion Now
Operation Save America
The Call
The Moral Outcry
Bound4Life
National Right to Life
Operation Rescue
40 Days for Life
Justice House of Prayer (JHOP)
Faith and Freedom Coalition
Silent No More (Healing from Abortion)