Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Garden of Your Heart

Lesson 20



THE FERTILE SOIL OF YOUR HEART 
A Word by Brian and Julie Price

I believe many of you desperately long to find WHERE you are in YOUR PROCESS. The ANSWER LIES in what God is doing IN YOU. It’s FOUND in the GARDEN of your heart.



              Many feel as though nearly EVERYTHING has been TAKEN from them; not just the weeds, but plants that seemed to produce a harvest were RIPPED AWAY from you, root and all, and tossed aside.


WHAT could the Holy Spirit, who tends to our garden’s with us, be doing? It’s as if He left the gate open and the enemy came in and took everything. NOT SO! The Lord is doing a deep work in you. The health of your soil, the garden of your heart, is KEY.

FERTILE SOIL EQUALS ABUNDANT LIFE!

So what makes fertile soil? Fertile soil comes from BROKEN DOWN and DECOMPOSED matter. THEN- it can release new energy; bringing new life, that produces a harvest like never before! Fertile soil has the ability to supply essential plant nutrients and water in adequate amounts and proportions for plant growth and reproduction; as well as REMOVING TOXIC SUBSTANCES; which INHIBITS PLANT GROWTH! Sufficient soil DEPTH for adequate ROOT GROWTH and WATER RETENTION are a result of cultivating FERTILE SOIL.

Can’t you hear it? He uses EVERYTHING! If you ALLOW Him to tend to your garden, if you will just SURRENDER FULLY to Him already; allowing Him to do this deep work, He will take those things that nearly broke you, even the dead and decomposed things that you have rendered useless, and He will use it for HIS GLORY!

You’re being readied for your ROOTS to go down DEEP! You will live from a deep, intimate place with Holy Spirit. From this place, the water of His presence REMAINS.

You now retain and live from the water of His presence! You’re beyond the goosebumps and waves of His power. You’re living from His deep, abiding presence, because your heart has been readied for it. Your soil is now fertile!

The garden of your heart is in amazing season with the Holy Spirit. It may look lifeless in this resting season, but it’s far from it! You are being prepared for the long haul, that will bring a large and lasting harvest for Him. It will reproduce a healthy reflection of Him in the earth, many times over!

He’s tending your soil; pulling weeds and permeating the soil of your heart with His presence is a new and powerful way. Those things that have broken you down, all the decomposed stuff in your life that seems fruitless and pointless to you, yeah, that stuff. It’s actually being used by God to make your heart, your soil, more fertile than ever before. All the impurities, even those toxic alignments you thought were of Him, ANYTHING that was CONTAMINATING YOUR HEART, and affecting YOUR GROWTH, HAD TO GO!

But know this…

What grows from this place in the days to come, will be some of the most powerful encounters with Holy Spirit; producing a lasting, pure harvest for His reaping.

BUT YOU MUST PROTECT the good things growing in your heart!

The Lord compares your heart to a garden in Jeremiah 31:12, “…Your life will be like a watered garden, and all their sorrows will be gone…” In one parable, Jesus says your heart is like soil; if you plant the right seeds, you will bring forth good fruit-some thirty, some sixty, and some a hundredfold (Matt. 13:23).

The seed is always the same. The seed is Him. It’s His Word. But it’s the condition of your heart that determines how much you produce! Some hearts are hard, stony ground. Some are shallow and look good for a little while, but don’t last. In Matthew 15:13, Jesus says, “…Every plant which My heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted.”

Your goal should be for the garden of your heart to be so healthy that it can grow even more fruit! NOT TO BE SEEN, but to be REVEALED. He longs for His people to reflect Him rightly and purely in the earth.

DON’T RUSH THE PROCESS! He’s making you into fertile soil! This soil will produce good results. Your life will bring much glory to God!

We are to GUARD our hearts from old thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, as well as, toxic people and things, and so much more! Proverbs 4:23 says, “Keep [or guard] your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.”

You may not feel like it now because of where you are in the process, but soon you will say, IT WAS WORTH IT!

With love and hope,
~ Brian and Julie Price

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Sneakiest Sin

Lesson 19

What is the sin that is the most sneaky infiltrator into the life of a saint?  

What is the most subtle and devious device of the enemy to infiltrate our souls to defile us and break our communion with God?

It is the original sin of PRIDE!  

And how does it manifest? In our talking negatively about others, exalting ourselves above others in the process. In simple language it is called gossip, which disparages another.

Definition of Disparage:  Belittle, denigrate, deprecate, trivialize, make light of, slight, compare with degrading. 
This also contains the elements of criticism, judgement, fault-finding and rejection.

The origin of this is of course the self, the "I", which wants to look better, sound better, know better and be better than another.

If the Holy Spirit brings conviction of this sin, let us look it straight in the eye and deal with it as we humble ourselves before the Lord:

Father, I come before You in the Name of Jesus and I ask for your grace and Your power to deliver me of this evil sin of pride. I recognize it in my opinions and what I speak about others. I repent of it Lord, I renounce it and break with it in Jesus' Name, asking You to forgive me for being prideful.

Purify my heart, Father and cleanse me of this unrighteousness in Jesus' Name. Touch my lips with a fiery coal from your altar and cleanse me with Your precious blood, o Lord.

"Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart 
Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord , 
my strength and my Redeemer". Psalm 19:14 

Now I bind the spirit of pride and jealousy (that always compares with others) in Jesus' Name. I uproot you, enemy; I overthrow your reign in me and I speak destruction over your fruit in my life. I submit to the Lord in humility, I resist you and you flee from me in Jesus' Name!

DECLARATION

I declare that I will only choose to see the good in others according to God's plans and purposes for their lives.  Therefore I will only speak life over others, refusing to join negative talking about any other person by the power of the Holy Spirit.





Tuesday, May 8, 2018

WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT



May 8th, 2018

Do not get involved with the negative.  Don’t allow yourself to be pulled into it through your emotions. 
I AM is in control.
Just praise Me to work every issue out for My glory and TRUST ME implicitly.  Test your trust level and practice to stay in the flow of the Spirit.

I have plans to prosper you, to give you a future and a hope. Keep your eyes on Me and watch how I lead you in the coming days. You will soar high above the chatter of the enemy as you wait on Me - in My strength and power.


Sunday, May 6, 2018

Knowing Your Identity and Taking up Your Authority

Lesson 17

As we have now entered a whole new dispensation in May 2018 where great breakthrough and acceleration is at the order of the day, we also need to be very watchful for the strategies of the enemy to come with sudden, unexpected blows to knock you down, so that you lose sight of who you are and what your purpose is.

Remember, 1 Jn. 4:4 says, "You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world."

Do not identify with your latest battle, taking the bait to receive the accusations of the enemy, which are always designed to make you doubt your worth in the Kingdom, causing you to be stripped of your identity and thereby forfeiting your authority in Christ.

Remember the course of negative thinking. It spills over into the emotions, then into your attitude, behavior and utterance.  From there it puts stress on the adrenal gland, which releases toxins into the body and the result is bodily ailments, which usually starts in the digestive track.

If you have been reeling under the attack of Jezebel and the Religious Spirit, come back under the shelter of the Most High in worship and let the Holy Spirit comfort you as you just bask in His Presence, being soaked in the glory. Let the forgiveness of Jesus flow where necessary, repent of your own negative reactions and let Him heal your heart, your cellular memory, the adrenal gland and your body (if needed).

Our identity is in Christ and in Him we are more tan conquerors!  Hallelujah!

Now take up your authority, bind the demonic spirits that have attached themselves to your negative experiences and cast them out in Jesus' Name!  

Luke 10:19KJV)

 "Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you."

As you pray in tongues, listen in to receive the Word of the Lord and start declaring it over your circumstances, your future and your destiny.  Get your vision and purpose back, set your face like a flint (releasing the past) and press in to your destiny.

"Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."  Phil.3:13-14










Monday, April 30, 2018

The Art of Only Speaking Life

Lesson 15

In this time frame the Holy Spirit is training the Bride to tap into the sound of heaven, by simply becoming still, shutting out the noise of our own thinking and the bombardment of the negative streams around us.

We all know that the power of death and life is in the tongue and we will eat the fruit of every word we speak (Prov.18 21). That is actually a frightening thought. The law of sowing and reaping is very real. Yet, we often fall into the trap of speaking negative things which we do not want, defiling ourselves. In this process the anointing leaks out and we lose ground to the enemy, empowering him to wreak havoc and steal from us.

So how do we maintain the status of speaking life?

"As a man thinks in his heart, so is he" (Prov.23:7)

Every word we speak is a result of what we are thinking. So it starts with setting our minds on things above, not on things on the earth (Col.3:3). The mind therefore has to be trained and disciplined to focus on God's glory, tapping into the stream of the Spirit, thinking only on these things:
  
"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." Phil.4:8 

King David says to the Lord, "You have tried my heart; You have visited me by night; You have tested me and You find nothing; I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress." (Ps.17:3)

The thing that caught my attention here is that David "purposed" with his will that his mouth will not transgress. We have the help of the Holy Spirit to empower us to take every thought captive in obedience to Christ. Therefore, although we make a decision with our will, we still put our reliance on the power of the Holy Spirit, not acting in self-power, which is a curse.

As we purpose to fast from all negative speaking, only tuning in to what the Lord is saying, our words will carry the weight of heaven, bringing breakthrough and setting a new standard, shifting situations into Kingdom reality.

Let this be our prayer: Father, I come to You in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Lord, forgive me for every negative word I have uttered. Wipe out the effect of it with Your precious blood, Lord and cleanse my heart and my mouth with Your blood, Lord. I purpose that my mouth will not transgress. Help me, Holy Spirit to constrain my lips from speaking evil. I want to speak life only, building, encouraging and bringing hope. 
I purpose to listen in to hear what You are saying Father, before I open my mouth, declaring and decreeing what You are saying about every situation and every person. I consecrate myself now to to speak in accordance with Your Word only, Father God for Your glory - in Jesus' Name. Amen. 



Psalm 19:14(NKJV)

 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Where are our eyes, ears and mouth?



Lesson 15




Every day on this earth is a preparation for eternity. Let not one moment of opportunity be wasted by engaging with the negatives of darkness, but let’s LIVE the ABUNDANT LIFE IN THE LIGHT OF HIS COUNTENANCE and let every thought, Word, action and attitude leave a mark for God’s glory!


When I grew up, many people had the three monkeys in their homes:  See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.  This is actually derived from the Scripture in Isaiah 33:14-15.

The wonderful thing is that when we guard the gates of our soul (ears and eyes), our actions will be pure and the reward is that we will see the King in His beauty and the heavenly domain!




Isaiah 33:16-17 King James Version (KJV)

16 He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.
17 Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off.


This is what it is all about - intimacy with the King in the garden of His presence, enjoying the security of His protection and His overflowing provision while we feast on Him alone! 
If we have lent out our ears to bloodshed, looking at evil, speaking about it and giving it any place in our hearts, let us come under the cleansing of the blood of Jesus through repentance, consecrating ourselves anew to Him, asking Him to fill us with His glory light.

The reward is His Presence!
Prayer:  Father of glory, I want to live in unbroken communion with the Trinity and therefore I repent of any sin regarding my eyes, my ears, my mouth and my walk.  Forgive me for giving any place to evil in my temple and wash me with Your precious blood, Jesus. I consecrate myself and all my senses anew to You, asking that Your glory light will flood my soul, driving out all darkness.
I lay hold of the promise that I will see the king in His beauty, dwelling in heavenly places in Your presence in unbroken communion.  Thank You for Your grace, Lord.

Monday, April 23, 2018

No snakes, foxes or intruders in my Garden!

Lesson 14

God has really been highlighting the glory of His garden in my heart.  This is the place of intimate communion with Him, where we cannot allow any defilement.

In a natural garden we have to constantly tend it by weeding, pruning, watering, removing dead leaves, cleaning up after a storm, etc.  Then we also have the possibility of snakes, foxes and other intruders that can spoil our garden.

This very aptly applies to the garden of our heart where we want to enjoy the fragrance of God's Presence and His creative genius, basking in the rays of the Sun of Righteousness, being refreshed and empowered by the strengthening of His power and His glory.
Of course the enemy would love to invade our garden with darkness and deception, just like with Eve.

Recently, as I was looking out the window, I noticed two snakes laying on the shrubs surrounding the fence of my garden. I immediately picked up a warning in my spirit and rebuked the snakes who are watching to gain entry into my garden. God is so faithful to give us warning ahead of time. 

We have to guard against any assignment of the enemy, who
knows our soft spots by our reactions.  As we simply submit to the Holy Spirit, calling on the power of the Blood of Jesus for protection, we can gain heavenly council.

When our hearts are open for the loving ministry of Holy Spirit, we quickly discover random thoughts or utterances of presumptions, suppositions and negative invaders that seek entry to squat on our land. Weeds spring up quickly and as we bask in the light of His countenance, these thieves are quickly exposed. But, we cannot leave it at that! It calls for instant repentance, forgiveness to others, application of the blood of Jesus and renouncing of every negative thought, word or attitude.  

The plumb line is LOVE!  The Lord wants to enjoy the fruit of our garden and also bring His friends to enjoy it:


"I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk: eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved."  Song of Solomon 5:1

Can all the content of our hearts pass the test of love?  If not, we are entertaining intruders and before we know it, they might produce some offspring.

Therefore, rise above your negative circumstances and negative things coming from others - especially in the form of hurtful words or accusations.  Do not receive it, but  get divine perspective from above and then take authority over the snakes and scorpions and every attempt of the enemy to invade your garden.  


Maintain your stand in righteousness and with it also your peace and joy.  


For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit - Rom.14:17


Friday, April 20, 2018

The Missing Link between Healing and Walking into your Promises

Lesson 13

What we purpose to do after having received healing and breakthrough in a specific area, needs a connection inbetween.

This is the Word of the Lord.  

If you have for instance suffered from fear in the past, having received deliverance from it and purposed to now walk in boldness, the Word of God in your ear will reset your inner man into divine order of truth.  Therefore start declaring the opposite of your former condition through His Word over you.

2 Timothy 1:7 says, "For you have not received a spirit of fear, but of love, power and a sound mind."  

When you first declare it, it might sound hollow in your ear, but as you continue to speak the Word while envisioning yourself in this new boldness, the reset will take place in your inner man.  Faith will spring up on the inside and you will come into agreement with the Word of God, seeing yourself in His stature.

There is no fear in Christ and He is in you.   

His love compels you to minister in boldness to others at the point of their need in the power of the Holy Spirit's resurrection life. Your mind is tuned to truth - in union with the living Word.  Hallelujah!

You can apply this principle to every situation in your life:  Get God's Word on it and move forward in full expectation of the manifestation of His Word as you believe and declare it!

"You shall declare a thing and it will be established for you.  So light will shine on your ways."
(Job 22:28)





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