Encouragement, Faith Comes by the Word of God, Uncategorized

God’s People are Called to Live in Perfect Peace

perfect peace

You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.

ISAIAH 26:3

God’s Word says we can live in perfect peace because our mind is fixed on Him, because we trust in Him.

This means and entails….

He IS His Word (John 1:1; 14), so we fix our mind on it alone in every situation. As His children, we are called to be in the daily, regular process of getting to know His Word more and more, allowing it to renew our minds and build our faith. Thus, whatever comes, we can stay in perfect peace because we are able to take Him for His Word above what we see.

We can come to a place where we know His Word well enough to apply it to every circumstance because we have quick access to it as it’s become rooted in our hearts and minds. We don’t have to be anxious for anything or shaking in our Holy Spirit filled bodies every time something is thrown our way if we know our Father through His Word and choose to commune with His Spirit.

Over the past nearly two years, the Lord, through His Word, has deeply rooted in me what He says about healing, but lately, I have been stressing about a “seeming” threat to my finances. The other day, I said, “Enough, this is not Your will, Lord,” then, I stirred up the Word within me and spoke it out loud and said this is what the truth is and that He is my Source and that He will supply all the needs of me and my son according to His riches and glory [Philippians 4:19]. Period. Amen. He cannot lie.

So, I will continue to apply His Word, believing and not doubting, regarding this situation until all the “wobbliness” to my faith about it is gone, knowing all will be well. This doesn’t mean I do nothing in the natural but that I pray about it all so He leads me and I stay Spirit led about it every step of the way.

Pray for the Church

O God, Shake, Break, and Wake the Church

shake break and wake your church Lord

Prayer

O God,

Shake, break, and wake the Church.

It’s been passive and way out of balance for far too long – either hyper-grace without loving correction or painfully and destructively religious.

The enemy is steamrolling over the church (as His Body) and laughing while doing so. Taking a centimeter of land here, a few feet there, over time, until wicked strongholds are formed, until principalities and powers of darkness have erected permanent structures of pure evil. Um, Planned Parenthood. 

Mighty God, shake the church from its slumber. Its passivity is allowing evil to run rampant in this nation and upon the face of the earth. Little by little, the enemy has been taking ground and normalizing all sorts of wickedness and all You’ve heard from our lips is – ‘grace, grace, grace’, ‘that’s not loving’, ‘I don’t want to offend anyone’.

Lord, give us deeply rooted and abiding spiritual revelation that we are vessels that show the way to turn from sin, to bring restoration and healing – this is true love.

Sin brings death. Leaving others in their sin and allowing the enemy to have them for eternity is the most unloving thing imaginable.

Lord God, break our hearts for what breaks Yours. “O Lord, You are our Father;
we are the clay, and You are our Potter; we are all the work of Your hand” (Isaiah 64:8). Mold and shape us into Your image, keep us on the narrow path with You.

Father, wake us. We prophesy in the name of Jesus, “the hour has come for you to wake from sleep” (Romans 13:11), for we “are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober” (1 Thessalonians 5:5-6). Church, “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you” (Isaiah 60:1). God’s people, “Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God. Remember, then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you” (Revelation 3:2-3). “For anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, ‘Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you’” (Ephesians 5:14).

We command scales and veils to fall off the church’s eyes, we command all dry bones to come alive, we loose Your resurrection power to the church.

All in Jesus’ mighty name we pray, amen.

Warriors for God, please share so prayers stretch everywhere.

Updated/added later, recorded September 2019:

Faith, Faith Comes by the Word of God

I Walk by His Word – A Declaration of Faith

By His Word

Jesus Heals a Man at the Pool of Bethesda

John 5:1-15:

After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had.

Now a certain man was there WHO HAD AN INFIRMITY 38 YEARS. When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition A LONG TIME, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?” The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me.” Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.” And IMMEDIATELY the man was MADE WELL, took up his bed, and walked.

Declaration of Faith

Lord, I walk by faith and not by sight. I walk by faith and not by length of illness. I walk by faith and not by doctors’ reports. I walk by faith and not by what is impossible with man. I walk by Your Powerful Word and not by the limitations of this earthly realm. I walk by my inheritance in Christ not by what others say about me. I walk by Your death and resurrection, not by the works of the devil.

By His stripes, I am healed, my child is healed, those that I am praying for are healed, in Jesus’ mighty name, amen.

Purpose and Plans of God, Renewed Mind, Sons and Daughters

The Desires of Your Heart

Psalm 37 4

Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.

PSALM 37:4

The Heart Door

Before you answered the door of your heart and let Him in [Revelations 3:20], you were separated from the Father – for ALL have sinned and fall short of the glory of God [Romans 3:23].

When Holiness Came Near

When His holiness came near, His Holy Spirit wooing and drawing you, and you finally had eyes to see yourself, a sinner in need of a Savior, a lawbreaker in need of an Advocate, one dirty in need of washing in His blood, you were broken by your sinful nature, and said YES to Jesus! “Yes, this is what’s been missing. Jesus is who I need.”

Delight Yourself in God

Once we are born again, new creatures in Christ, we enter the narrow path, hand in hand with Jesus. We get to know Him and fall more in love with Him with each passing day. We delight in Him and His ways, and when we truly delight in Him, our desires will not violate His Holy Word and will line up with Him and His plans and purposes for our lives. Those are the desires He says He will give us. Notice Psalm 37:4 does not say needs – no, DESIRES.

The enemy wants you to AGREE to condemn yourself for wanting the VERY desires God wants you to bless you with as you’ve delighted in Him. If the thief can steal our dreams and desires from us and get us to settle, then he also keeps us from fulfilling God’s Psalm 139:16 plans and purposes for our lives.

When His children don’t fulfill what He intended, the kingdom suffers – others aren’t healed, set free, and blessed because of what the enemy stole from YOU! Yes, YOU!

God wants us to dream big for He is the giver of dreams. God wants us to know who we are in Him as His sons and daughters, so we can receive ALL He has for us – needs, desires, gifts, talents, provision, finances, godly marriages (for a power packed, on fire for Him ministry team), and so much more.

Delight in Him and dream BIG!

Lord, I pray I delight in You continually, so I can be blessed in every kingdom manner, having even my desires fulfilled by You. Give me eyes to see every way the enemy seeks to destroy me and steal from me – including my identity in You, my dreams and desires. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, amen.