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Possess The Land (Live) 35/40

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.

The end is near! We are close to the completion of our commitment. Do not falter or waver from what God has spoken for you to do. Paul encourages us to run the race to win. What are we gaining? What is our prize? Jesus is our Great Reward! Let’s never forget that. 

We have been encouraged to be a witness in four increasing steps. We must:

  1. Know God, more and more each day.
  2. Ask and Pray for Him to give us His heart and to be a witness.
  3. Speak and Share the wonderful works of God and our daily testimony of His work.
  4. Act in Obedience with everything we are given to do.

Today we will discuss the last step:

    5. Live a life in accordance to The Word.

Let’s unpack this a little more. Today, more than ever, we have seen and know people who are much less than authentic.  The daily scams and identity thefts have bred a general distrust of our fellow man.  In one sense, when we meet someone new, we are trying to prove that we are who we say we are instead of taking each other at our word.  At one time, you could shake hands and make a deal on that alone.  We trusted each other.  The vows and convenant that took place at a marriage ceremony would never be broken “until death do we part“.

Because our society as a whole has become untrustworthy, everyone is looking for hypocrites and holes in your story before you ever meet them.  Because people want the Truth so badly, they try to prove the authenticity of everything they come into contact with.  When we come and begin to tell someone about the Way, Truth, and Life, they will be looking at us and our lives as a litmus test of what we are saying. If we are not walking in The Word and living a life of obedience, what makes us any different than the telemarketer that calls them 10 times a day?

Let’s move to the Word to see what God has to say about this after Moses has died, Joshua has taken over as leader to bring Israel into The Promised Land. God has promised to be with them and have given them the land. However, they have to partner with Him, acting in obedience, and go in and take the land, little by little.  After many years of battle and taking the land, the people grow weary and begin to slack off in taking the land from their enemies. Joshua has this to say to them:

Joshua 18:3 Then Joshua said to the children of Israel: “How long will you neglect to go and possess the land which the Lord God of your fathers has given you? 

This should be a stiff rebuke to us as we examine what it means to be a witness. As we have seen, God says “Ask of Me and I will give you the nations…” (Psalm 2:8).  As we have asked, God has faithfully given, but we must live a life of continually partnering with Him to receive what He has given us.  If you look at the word possess in the original Hebrew this is what it means:

to own, to seize and take control of, have complete power over and be manifested through their speech and actions, to make the owner, to enter in and control firmly,

We must not just go into the harvest, but we must possess the souls and nations that God has given us.  Holy Spirit does the work, but we must do our part in continually being obedient to Him and His word.  As this happens, we will be true, authentic witness for The Kingdom!

Do you possess all that God intended and has given???

Jesus says something similar regarding this subject:

Luke 9:23 Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.”

Every single one of us should be desiring to come after Jesus in doing what He did while He was on the earth, and greater! Jesus says, we must deny ourselves, our own sinful, selfish desires that would cause us to walk in the ways of the world. We must take up our cross, our connection to Jesus, what has brought us into unbroken fellowship with Him. We must do this every single day without fail.  Then, we must follow Him!  This is where we live and walk out our faith practically with Him every day. 

God has given you influence, responsibility, authority! What are you doing with it? 

Are you neglecting it fully or in part?

My encouragement for us today is to live out The Truth in our daily lives. We must follow Jesus and do all He is calling us to do in daily life. We must remain humble and repentant as Holy Spirit reveals issues that need to be dealt with. We must be obedient in doing all He calls us to do. We must live our lives every day coming more into line with the revelation of Truth we have been given.  This is who we are; we are his true, authentic witnesses. He has given us a harvest of souls and nation to possess. May we partner with Him in a real way by becoming increasingly obedient every single day.

Jesus, I desire to truly follow in Your footsteps. Help me to deny the fleshly desires within me to please myself. I want to take up The Truth of the good news You have given and walk in obedience to what you are saying. I want to do this every single day even as you have given me a great Promised harvest to go in and possess. Help me to live out the gospel even as I speak it forth and act in obedience to what you are revealing!

Practical –

  • Ask Holy Spirit to help you to know Him deeper than ever before
  • Pray that you receive the Father’s heart of compassion for souls and nations
  • Speak out the wonderful works of God, the testimony you have been given
  • Act in obedience to do everything God has called you to
  • Live a life of continual obedience, renewal, and following in Jesus’ footsteps

Be blessed today with the ability to live faithfully in following Jesus in all He said and did! May you fully possess the land God has given you as you are propelled to the next level!

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

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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!!!

The Turnaround: Part 1

 

 

March for Life in front of Supreme Court on January 27, 2017

Photo: Chip Somodevilla

Last week on July 4, 2018, I shared a word on Facebook that the Lord spoke to me in October of last year. On June 27, news broke that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy would be retiring, leaving a position open for President Trump to fill. This is and has been a very important time for the future of the nation of America. Justice Kennedy sure made his impact on America by being the swing vote in the infancy stages of the abortion agenda amid the high courts and he helped pen some of the early legislation in favor of abortion some 30 years ago. One pivotal reason that things could drastically shift for America is with the correct placement of replacements for not only Justice Kennedy, but I believe others that will follow as the Lord sifts the governing bodies of this nation.

As we have seen, two nights ago, President Trump announced his choice for the replacement of Justice Kennedy: conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh. We pray that the Lord will use his appointment as a strategic voice among those surrounding him to bring about the full will of the Lord for the nation of America. This is especially significant in heading towards overthrowing Roe v. Wade once and for all.

Today, I will share the first word that the Lord released to me on October 5, 2017, regarding what His heart is for America and of what His plans are in the days to come. Within a 5 day period, He released divine prophetic revelation in two separate words pertaining to a whole realm of changes that are to come; as well as a charge to the Ekklesia to ‘Rise up and Risk it all’ for the sake of the Gospel and God’s Kingdom to be established here in America.

On October 5, 2017, the Lord spoke a very important word that is THE TURNAROUND for America:

Never again will I allow My children to experience the pain and atrocity of the forceful ending of their lives. The enemy has come so long ago to snub out the destinies of so many who never got to breathe the BREATH OF LIFE. Each one of these- a precious child I died to save.

And as My tears soak the blood-stained ground of the graves of every single one that I fashioned and knit together perfectly, I am bringing an ending to the appalling ending of life in the name of liberty’s sake. It has never been about freedom, but of fear and selfishness. So many made rash decisions, making excuses through the deception of the enemy. The enemy of your souls only goal is to kill, steal, and annihilate- and that is what has been taking place at appalling and heartbreaking rates.

Rise up, oh, those who will risk everything to seek My face for a TURNING OF THE TIDE! The liberal agenda has no weight on Me! I am powerful and victorious over it all! I am strong enough to save!

Pray for the selfishness of man to cease and bow to Me. Pray for justice to come like a mighty wave and to wash away the murder of innocents. STAND WITH ME AND FIGHT!!!

“But you are to be a king who speaks up on behalf of the disenfranchised and pleads for the legal rights of the defenseless and those who are dying. Be a righteous king, judging on behalf of the poor and interceding for those most in need.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭31:8-9‬ ‭(TPT)‬‬

“Therefore, I will judge each of you, O people of Israel, according to your actions, says the Sovereign Lord. Repent, and turn from your sins. Don’t let them destroy you! Put all your rebellion behind you, and find yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. For why should you die, O people of Israel? I don’t want you to die, says the Sovereign Lord. Turn back and live!”
‭‭Ezekiel‬ ‭18:30-32‬ ‭(NLT‬‬)

In the days ahead, we as the Body of Christ must rise up and rise above the status quo of Christianity. The excuse of choosing to ‘stay out of politics’ will not cut it anymore and never really has with the Lord. We were created to not only govern but to rule and reign alongside the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. “To stand by and do nothing out of self-preservation is to be dead already.” In doing so, we are handing our nation over to the destroyer on a silver platter. This was never about choosing political sides…there has only been two sides of this war of life…the Kingdom of God or hell. We have the unique ability to partner with the One Who has the power to turn it all around and change the course of America, and all of the nations of the world! Abortion WILL come to an end! The eternal government rests upon His shoulders and His government is increasing without end! HE IS LIFE. EVERYTHING ABOUT HIM GIVES LIFE.

Who will join me in intercession and the turning of the tide for America to become great again, with Jesus at the center? Who will stand in the gap and fight for the divine turnaround of the shedding of innocent blood, towards the release of justice? Maybe, just maybe this is the time for which we were created…maybe, just maybe this paradigm shift would push America over the edge unto the releasing of the Third Great Awakening across America as God’s blessing is restored unto her when she stands for LIFE.

Be on the lookout in the next day or two where I will post the second word that the Lord released, The Turnaround: Part 2.

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh

 

If you wish to take a physical stand for LIFE and are unsure of what first steps to take, I implore you to join countless others and myself as part of the Army of Justice with the Moral Outcry. You can sign the Moral Outcry petition being brought to the Supreme Court in the fight for LIFE from the womb.

Complete Restoration

Daily Encouragement –

Do you need a little R&R? A little rest? A little relaxation? Do you desire a renewal? A restoration in body and mind?

True renewal and restoration can only come from Me! I made you and know what you need. You need more than an abundance of sleep and relaxation. You need your very soul restored. 

Come to Me! Return to Me! I am The Water of Life! I am able to renew and restore you over and over again! The things of this world can never truly satisfy or restore. These things will leave you wasted and wanting more. 

I want to fill you completely with all of My power, glory, and life so it overflows continually out of you. Come to Me over and over again, and I will fill you completely and continually!!! I love you My child!

Lamentations 5:21 “Turn us back to You, O Lord, and we will be restored; Renew our days as of old”

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!