Psalm 90:2 ESV
“Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.”
“Are you committed to Him?
God can find out if our focus on Him is because He is center of our joy or if it is because we have no other options.
God wants you to experience your dreams.
He is in control of time and every season of our lives.
Let Him help you accept everything He is trying to show you.
Radical Christianity is not going on a missions trip or to a big conference.
Radical Christianity is staying steady for decades.
Joshua in the Bible witnessed Moses’ obedience over and over again but as he faced the impenetrable walls of Jericho this time the obedience was up to him.
Joshua was instructed by God to lead his people around the city for seven days.
This meant he had to lay his head down six nights in a row with the realization that the walls he had been walking around still stood tall and strong.
There aren’t many details recorded of what went through Joshua’s mind during those seven days, but what is recorded is his steadfast obedience.
Surely he fought doubt, but with each day that passed Joshua continued to lead his people around a wall that showed no evidence of falling.
Like Joshua, will you keep walking even though it doesn’t seem to be working?
Will you keep believing that God is moving even when the wall isn’t?
Time may be putting your faith to the test, but don’t focus on what hasn’t happened – focus on what has happened.. Obedience is your responsibility; the outcome is God’s.”
“Many have become so weary from fighting the lies of the enemy, the bombardment of continual circumstances, winds of opposition and turmoil of the heart, but the Lord has heard and He is releasing His strategy for strength.
This time will be so important for many as they will be reestablished, refreshed, rejuvenated and restored.
He is releasing strategy for STRENGTH for the future.
He is releasing strategy and divine wisdom for His people to walk in that whatever He has them build and put their hands to LASTS.
I felt the heart of God so strongly for LONGEVITY.
The enemy has been coming against many recently with his many lies.
God is building and working deep within the body of Christ right now to mature, to strengthen and to draw us up higher into living by faith and His reality.
The strategy of God right now will bring you life, strengthen you and refresh you.
Lean your ear close to His chest and let Him speak His strategy to you for there is a divine STRENGTHENING coming upon you.”
“Those who first heard the good news of deliverance failed to enter into that realm of faith’s-rest because of their unbelieving hearts.
Yet the fact remains that we still have the opportunity to enter into the faith-rest life and experience the fulfillment of the promise!
For God still has ordained a day for us to enter into called “Today.” For it was long afterwards that God repeated it in David’s words,
“If only today you would listen to his voice
and do not harden your hearts!”
Now if this promise of “rest” was fulfilled when Joshua brought the people into the land, God wouldn’t have spoken later of another “rest” yet to come.
So we conclude that there is still a full and complete “rest” waiting for believers to experience.
As we enter into God’s faith-rest life we cease from our own works, just as God celebrates his finished works and rests in them.
So then we must give our all and be eager to experience this faith-rest life, so that no one falls short by following the same pattern of doubt and unbelief.
For we have the living Word of God, which is full of energy, and it pierces more sharply than a two-edged sword.
It will even penetrate to the very core of our being where soul and spirit meet!
It interprets and reveals the true thoughts and secret motives of our hearts.
There is not one person who can hide their thoughts from God, for nothing that we do remains a secret, and nothing created is concealed, but everything is exposed and defenseless before his eyes, to whom we must render an account.”
Bill and Marsha Burns “Beloved, don’t be afraid. I am with you to show you the way–to direct your steps so that you fulfill My will in your life, says the Lord. Put your trust in Me as you quiet your soul and give turmoil no place. These are important days in your progression and transition from where you have been to a more complete expression of who you really are. Prepare to move forward.”
1 Peter 1:7 “That the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”
Jesus Calling “Stay ever so close to Me, and you will not deviate from the path I have prepared for you.
This is the most efficient way to stay on track; it is the most enjoyable way.
Men tend to multiply duties in their observance of religion. This practice enables them to give Me money, time, and work without yielding up to Me what I desire the most — their hearts.
Rules can be observed mechanically.
Once they become habitual, they can be followed with minimal effort and almost no thought.
These habit forming rules provide a false sense of security, lulling the soul into a comatose condition.
What I search for in My children is an awakened soul that thrills to the Joy of My Presence!
I created mankind to glorify Me and enjoy Me forever. I provide the Joy; your part is to glorify Me by living close to Me.”
Rebecca Friedlander “I believe that one mark of a new breed of warriors God is raising up is the deep hunger for the Presence of God– not simply a desire for signs and wonders, but for God Himself.
In Hebrew, the word for “presence” is the word paw-neem, which means “face.”
This word is translated as both “presence” and “face” in our English Bibles.
In Hebrew, to seek God’s Presence and to seek His face mean the same thing: when His Presence comes, we make eye-connection with the King of Kings and we have His full attention. It’s also interesting to note that to avoid His Presence means avoiding His face.”
1 Chronicles 16:11 “Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.”
1 Chronicles 22:19 “Now devote your heart and soul to seeking the LORD your God. Begin to build the sanctuary of the LORD God, so that you may bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD and the sacred articles belonging to God into the temple that will be built for the Name of the LORD.”
Job 5:8-9 “But if I were you, I would appeal to God; I would lay my cause before him. He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.”
Rebecca Friedlander “Often the things God wants to reveal to us cannot be seen with our human eyes.
In fact, if we only see with our eyes, our perspective will often lead us astray from God’s plan.
Sometimes it takes closing our eyes to a situation in order to fully see what God is doing, and peaceful clarity comes when we seek God’s vision in prayer.
Seven times in the Old Testament, God asked the prophets, “What do you see?” (Jeremiah 1:11, 1:13, 24:3, Amos 7:8, 8:2, Zechariah 4:2, 5:2.)
Each time, God wasn’t asking for their perspective on current events or what they saw with their natural eyes, but rather if they were seeing the specific thing He wanted to show them. Each time they saw what God was revealing, God brought revelation that was specific to their circumstances, and unveiled His plan. When Jesus invites us to “come and see,” He invites us into heaven’s perspective.
Many of my greatest experiences with the Lord have happened in “cave” places of solitude where I’ve just been crying out for an answer in prayer.
My situation may look bleak, but suddenly I have a “come up here and see” moment, where the Lord gives me a perspective that suddenly changes my entire outlook on the situation.
When He shifts my perspective and I begin to see through a new lens– and none of this happens through my natural eyesight.
Psalm 119:18 “Open my eyes, that I may see
Wondrous things from Your law.”
Sometimes it means deliberately choosing not to look on things with our natural eyes, but to kneel before the Lord on prayer and seek His perspective. We have open access to heaven, and God longs for us to see like He sees!”
Christy Johnston “What are you engaging with, beloved ones? Have you lost sight of the mountain mover in the midst of all the distractions? Are you engaging with fear, worry, the news, lies and chatter? Turn your eyes upon Jesus this moment. Turn your eyes upon the mover of impossibilities, the shaker of mountains and the shifter of cultures, our King of all kings. The enemy cannot silence you, though he may have threatened to constrict you in this season, he will not prevail.
For every weapon that has formed against you will NOT succeed and every accusing word of the enemy against your destiny will be refuted.
For everything that has risen against you, will be returned to you with interest.”
2 Corinthians 10:4 “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds,”
Luke 10:18-19 The Passion Translation Jesus replied, “While you were ministering, I watched Satan topple until he fell suddenly from heaven like lightning to the ground. Now you understand that I have imparted to you all my authority to trample over his kingdom. You will trample upon every demon before you and overcome every power Satan possesses. Absolutely nothing will be able to harm you as you walk in this authority.”
*Whatever opposition or impossibility you are facing today, remember this: YOU have been given ALL the authority of Jesus.
We pray from a place of victory.
The enemy will not prevail against the armies of the Lord.
Some of you are so close to the breakthrough you have been contending for, but you are tempted to give up.
I want to remind you, the enemy doesn’t war against you for nothing, he wars against the seed of greatness on the inside of you.
Philosophy says, “think your way out,”
Indulgence says, “drink your way out,”
Psychology says, “therapy your way out,”
Drug culture says “smoke your way out,”
Retail says, “spend your way out”
Industry says, “work your way out,”
Romance says, “date or marry your way out,
Science says “invent your way out”
Hollywood says, “entertain your way out,”
But Jesus says, “I Am the way out.”
Christy Johnston word
“So many are crying out we give up, we can’t keep fighting like this.”
I then saw the enemy move in and he chained their hands and feet and covered their mouths, he had planned to restrict their movement all along so they would be no longer free to engage in the real battle at hand.
I then heard the Fathers roaring decree, “BREAK THE CHAINS in the Name of JESUS!”
I believe God is longing to break His intercessors free from the distractions that have been enslaving and draining them
He is calling you up higher. He is calling you to shake off the dust from the past battles and step into the higher realm, it’s time to answer… WORSHIP IS YOUR WEAPON
It clears your mind and it clouds the enemies. It moves you into a place of victory. I am constantly reminded lately of the story of Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 20.
All he did was praise. Jehoshaphat and the armies were facing an impossible situation with multiple armies that well and truly outnumbered them, yet, they didn’t lift a finger in the physical battle, except to praise and worship God. They set their faces before Him, and HE defeated their enemies as they watched on in awe.
2 Chronicles 20:22 describes the incredible scene like this: ‘As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated.’
NO MORE WEARINESS, ONLY VICTORY!
I want to declare over you today, that if you are an intercessor who has been battle-weary, I COMMAND THE CHAINS BE BROKEN OVER YOU, In JESUS NAME!
the true frontlines where you are seated with Christ in heavenly places, no longer fighting insignificant and relentless battles. You are being called back to the frontlines in the strategy room, mighty one, it’s time to ORCHESTRATE and SING, it’s time to set our faces like flint before Him as OUR almighty God fights for us, and we stand still and watch His deliverance unfold before our very eyes!”
Psalm 90:15-17 The Passion Translation (TPT)
“We’ve been overwhelmed with grief; come now and overwhelm us with gladness. Replace our years of trouble with decades of delight. Let us see Your miracles again, and let the rising generation see the glorious wonders you’re famous for. O Lord our God, let Your sweet beauty rest upon us and give us favor. Come work with us, and then our works will endure, and give us success in all we do.”
Psalm 100:4-5 The Passion Translation (TPT)
“You can pass through His open gates with the password of praise. Come right into His presence with thanksgiving. Come bring your thank offering to Him and affectionately bless His beautiful name! For the Lord is always good and ready to receive you. He’s so loving that it will amaze you— so kind that it will astound you! And He is famous for His faithfulness toward all. Everyone knows our God can be trusted, for He keeps His promises to every generation!”
“Maybe it looks as though you have turned back and gone backward, and you have been questioning God,
‘Why am I here, when I should be on the other side of that?
Why does it look like I have gone backward?
When it feels as though you have become entangled in the wilderness you have found yourself in, I want to show you that you are actually positioned for momentum, whether you realize it or not.
Allow me to show you what the Father revealed to me.
I replaced the names of the places with their actual meanings.
It now reads; ‘‘And the Lord said to Moses, “Tell the Israelites to turn back and encamp before the *mouth of freedom*, between the *Tower* and *Redemption Sea* (red points to redemption- the blood of Jesus), before the *lord of darkness*…”
What then, is God saying to you through this?
‘Position your mouth for freedom, I am your freedom, encamp upon My promises for they are your tower and your sea of redemption.
Though it looks like the enemy, has you surrounded, I have positioned you for momentum and I am about to catapult you into victory.
In the following verses of Exodus 14, we read how Pharaoh and his army pursue the Israelites right where they have encamped and just when it looks as though they have gone further backward instead of moving forward into freedom and victory,
God speaks to Moses in verse 14-15.
He says: “The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace and remain at rest.”
The Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry to Me? Tell the people of Israel to go FORWARD.”
God was telling His people to MOVE forward by faith, and as they did, He would be their momentum, He would be the moving force of mass and velocity that would go before them and catapult them into their promised victory.
God was fighting for them.
Without Him, their enemies would have devoured them, but with Him, He made a way forward and launched them further than they could have moved in their own strength.
Can you picture it? Millions of people seemingly surrounded by an army, BUT GOD was the moving force that stirred up the seas and made a path through the sea.
BUT GOD was the weighty mass that devoured their enemies in the sea of redemption. BUT GOD made a way.
I firmly believe we are in a season right now where God is saying to His people, “ENCAMP your mouth on MY freedom, MOVE and ACTIVATE upon MY promises for your life and I will be the force that will propel you into victory.
I have caused the mass velocity of MY glory to make a path through Redemptions sea for you, through the blood of Jesus.
All you need to do is MOVE forward and MOVE as ONE with Me. Let me send you where you could not have moved in your own strength.”