As believers, we often hear the terms, like “we have the victory,” “I have read the back of the book, and we win,” “victory is ours,” or “shout for the victory.” These terms can excite a congregation, and people will clap or cheer because it invokes a positive emotion. Having victory is very exciting. However, we might not always think through what that fully means or what to actually do with it.Read More
August I have a purpose for you and it’s to THRUST my people forward.
Thrust- push (something or someone) suddenly or violently in the specified direction or the propulsive force of a jet or rocket engine.
Those that have felt stuck in things that you see no change for, I’m your way maker and I’m thrusting you out of that stuck place. I’m I am thrusting you forward in areas where you have been behind. By my grace, I’m thrusting you into the right place and your right season.Read More
God is bringing us to a place of fulfilling promises. Transition is the doorway to get to that place. We all have to go through transition to get to the other side, and it's not always the easiest process.Read More
One of the strategies of the enemy is to wear us out. Ever feel like I can't handle one more thing. Why are so many things going wrong or so difficult to manage? You might be believing for a specific breakthrough or believing for a God dream or vision to come to pass. Whatever it is the key is not to give up.
In Luke 8:43-48 we find the story of a woman that we refer to as the woman with the issue of blood.Read More
Right perspective will produce Heaven’s peace in your life.
2 Kings 6:15-18
15 When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. “Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?” the servant asked.
16 “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”
17 And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
18 As the enemy came down toward him, Elisha prayed to the Lord, “Strike this army with blindness.” So he struck them with blindness, as Elisha had asked.Read More
God wants to restore your heart and soul in the areas where you have experienced deep disappointment. You may have been carrying this disappointment for 5, 10, or even 20 years. This is your season to exchange it for God’s Divine appointment.Read More
If you have been battling fear this word is for you. Right now God is silencing the fear that has been speaking to you! God’s word will be louder to you than fear has been.
Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Psalms 23:4 4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley,I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.Read More
I felt from the month of June going forward, that we are in a season of promises being fulfilled. There are promises that God has put in your heart, given you a prophetic word about, stirred faith in you for. This is the time for the fulfillment of these promises. God doesn't give promises not to fulfill them. The promises that you have held in your heart. You NOW will hold in your hands.Read More
I saw individuals spread out globally that were wearing these mantles of darkness. These people were influencers in their realms of authority. They held titles, positions, active voices on topics, owned businesses, were top of their fields, and were people who are looked to as influencers in a territory. The dark mantles gave…Read More
The scripture the Lord gave me for 2019 is the story of Elijah confronting the prophets of Baal in 1 Kings 19, specifically the phrase “how long will you argue over who is the true God?” Of course, as believers, we’re not arguing over whether God is God. But in our lives there may be circumstances that have not yet lined up and submitted to God’s dominion. This could be anything from receiving promotions God has for us that we’ve been overlooked on, to finally accomplishing a particular vision that’s been in our hearts, to overcoming lifelong struggles. Certain things that are not God’s highest purpose have wrestled against us for a long time, but in 2019, we will confront and overcome the things hindering God’s best in our world! Below are some keys to winning the battles we are in, but first let’s look at what was really going on in this prophets’ showdown.Read More
2019 is a year of fresh expression and new glory!
A fresh expression is like a remake of an old movie. It's the same storyline, but a new expression of the story. It makes the storyline more relatable and easier to connect to. It’s also no longer 100% predictable now. You know the overall story, but you don’t know the little surprises the new directors have sprinkled throughout the movie.
God’s coming with a fresh expression to encounter your heart this year. Get ready to experience the attributes of God in a fresh way. His love, kindness, peace, gentleness, joy, hope, etc. You may think you know your life, but you don’t know this version. There is a fresh expression.Read More
I had a dream on May 16, 2017. I shared it with a few key leaders, and in some private meetings, but I have not shared it publicly. I now feel led to share this in light of the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
"I was on a walking tour with a small group of people. It was like the type of tours you do in historic areas. There were about four stops on the tour of monuments of accomplishments and victories. I don’t remember the first three stops.
There are places that the enemy has been trying to keep us out of. There are doors that he has locked and put up a "do not disturb sign" on. I felt the Lord saying, “I am opening these doors from the inside out. I will give My people access to places long occupied by enemy forces. I'm bringing you in. That which has kept you out will no longer keep you out.”Read More
Isaiah 54:2 English Standard Version (ESV)
2 “Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes.
In this chapter, Israel was in Babylonian captivity. They were slaves of another nation. The enemy had the surrounded. There was no place to expand or grow. They were confined, recoiling, shrinking and just holding on for dear life. As far as they knew this could be the end of their nation. Some of you may be feeling this way right now.
I'm sure some were giving up hope of a future or a turnaround. In verse 1 God compares the state of Israel in that moment to a barren woman. During this time in history to be barren was very shameful and carried a lot of disgrace. God knew the perfect example that described how they were feeling.Read More
The enemy has been circling in and trying to cause us to shrink back and narrow our territory and impact. Isaiah 54:2 is a key verse in 2018 as God breaks through the boundaries in our lives.
"Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes.”
Isaiah 54:2 ESV
It's is a season to stretch our faith out for more. Expand our tent pegs beyond our limitations. We must not settle but push forward for the greater. God is calling us to grow. It's time to enlarge our territory and sphere of influence.
Reach farther than where you have reached before. Grab your tent peg and rip it out of the ground of comfort. Plant it in the place that seems impossible. Put your tent peg in a spot that makes you uncomfortable and uncertain. God will meet you in the area of uncertainty in this season. Go for the big. Reach beyond your comfort zone.
Years ago I had a wonderful coworker in college who grew up in the feminist movement. She had experienced blows to her career and self-esteem because of her gender. By the time I knew her, I was 20 and she was in her mid-40s. My world was different than hers had been, partly because of her. But her past "warfare" was evident in the kinds of things she noticed and said. If I got a poor grade, for example, on something that seemed should have gotten a better grade, she might ask if my professor was a particular man she saw to be chauvinistic.Read More
I had a dream in December 2015, which is unusual for me, as I would not consider myself a dreamer. In this dream I was in the foyer at our home church, Vision Church @ Christian International. Outside was blowing very strong wind, and it was very loud like hurricane force winds. I stood there for a few minutes watching this intense wind blow from the inside, but then I wanted to go outside and experience this for myself.Read More
I felt the Lord say for 2017 that, "I am challenging My people to change."
We hear the word challenge and might immediately think that is a negative thing. Here is the definition of challenge:
1. A call or summons to engage in any contest, as of skill, strength, etc.
2. Something that by its nature or character serves as a call to battle, contest, special effort, etc.
3. A call to fight, as a battle, a duel, etc.
4. A demand to explain, justify, etc.
5. Difficulty in a job or undertaking that is stimulating to one engaged in it.
This year the Lord is raising standards for the Body of Christ in key areas. He showed me seven major aspects of Western Christianity that will see measurable transformation along with opportunity to advance:
1. Emphasis on Actions of Obedience.
The fruit of obedience to God is going to be more immediate than ever. We will see quick results from our action (or our inaction) in response to the Lord's leading.