Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Build on the Rock so that you be ready when the storm comes

Lesson 69

It’s amazing how our true selves are exposed under the threat of any storm. All our weak areas, which are usually covered up by “works” are suddenly screaming out in panic.

When our comfort zone is threatened with the possibility of danger, lack or loss, the holes in our hedges are exposed and also the deepest motives, intents and condition of our hearts.

Our reactions or responses reveal the reality of our mindsets, captured in the heart – often without us knowing it.

To just ignore these “revelations” of our true reality is to miss the opportunity of growth and transformation.

So let’s face our reality, bringing it before the Lord and mirror it in the truth of the Word, with the purpose of getting renewed in the spirit of mind, breaking out of restrictions and limitations (doubt, fear, unbelief, comparisons with others, selfishness, etc.) that cause us to stay captive within limited thinking.

Ask the Holy Spirit to show you what needs to be transformed and release the old mindsets completely – also by repentance - to intentionally pursue truth, being renewed by it, building your house on the Rock of your salvation.

 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.
“But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”
Matthew 7:24-27 KJV

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Shalom

Lesson 68


When we truly cast our cares upon the Lord, putting our trust in Him, a supernatural peace encompasses us and enters deep into the heart.

”Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:6-7 (KJV) 
This peace cannot be explained by man, it goes beyond the mind and infiltrates spirit, should and body. This is a place of transcendence,

So, the peace of God goes beyond the mind, encompasses and enters deep into the heart. It benefits the mind, body and spirit. When we enter transcendence into the realm of the manifest presence of God, which is the glory realm peace, joy and love abound.

Shalom denotes wholeness of spirit, soul and body. It is the Spirit of God infiltrating your whole being, bringing it into inner tranquility that remains in the midst of every storm. There is no fear, doubt, unbelief or trepidation. It is a place of blissful contemplation on the goodness and grace of the Almighty. It is Christ in us the hope of glory, radiating from us in joy, hope and love. It brings well-being, prosperity and progress, invading the atmosphere around us and drawing others to Christ in us.

Keep your mind on things above! (Col.3:1-3), because as a man thinks in his heart, so is he. (Prov.23:7)

What we think determines our whole state of being!

“You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You. So, trust in the Lord (commit yourself to Him, lean on Him, hope confidently in Him) forever; for the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages]." (Isaiah 26:3-4 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition) 
Finally, I want to bless you with the Priestly blessing of Numbers 6:24-26:
"The Lord bless you and keep you; 

The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; 

The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace."

Lift your face, seeing how Jesus shines His love, grace and peace over you, absorbing it into your spirit by faith. It will remove all darkness and His character will manifest towards you as you stay in the eye of His presence in perfect wholeness where no storm can invade.

Now let radiate out of you!

Monday, August 26, 2019

SOUNDNESS OF MIND

Lesson 67 


To be sound in mind, we need to be strengthened by the Spirit in our inner man with the power of His might, His dunamis resurrection power.

How does that happen?

By being filled with the Spirit on a daily basis – drinking into the Spirit (1 Cor.12:13)(Eph.5:18).

As we worship the Lord in spirit and in truth, meditating on His Word and praying much in tongues, our inner man gets “overtaken” by the Spirit, being rooted and grounded in His love.

It is this agape love that drives out all fear, filling us with power to comprehend the breadth and length and depth and height of His love, coming to and experiential knowledge of his love, filling us with all His fullness. A sound mind is the inevitable result.

Eph.3:16-19
2 Tim.1:7

Friday, August 16, 2019

FINDING YOUR TRUE COLORS IN CHRIST

Lesson 66



When traveling to and through different nations, it’s amazing to observe the variety in God’s creative genius – especially when moving through airports. It is an ongoing creative kaleidoscope of color, race, shape, size, sound and disposition – coming forth in such beautiful potential with endless possibility in the development of talents, gifts and skills into prophetic destiny.

What we do with what God has invested in us, is our choice and responsibility.

Getting in touch with His fore-ordained creative purpose for our lives to fulfill His original vision in the bigger design of His Kingdom destiny, is for us to search out.

His provision is perfect to the minutest detail – to be found in Christ in abundant, glorious, overflowing riches. How perfect are His ways, how wondrous His works!

My encouragement for you is to set your mind on things above, connecting with His original creative poem for your life in all its beautiful facets to fulfill His purposes and desires, engaging in your part in the Kingdom  – bringing Him all the glory that you were created for.

It is easy! Worship, tune, find your true colors in His intended expression in Christ and align with His creative workmanship in you, shedding all the excess. Let Him paint His picture in you and through you, allowing Him to shine through you in brilliant light to truly reflect Him – wherever He has chosen to place you in any moment!

His artistry is superb! His essence is Love! His purpose is God’s glory!

Take your place, be filled and SHINE with His royal colors!

Friday, August 9, 2019

Identity in Christ

Lesson 65


When we truly know our identity as a new creation in Christ, we will never look back to the old. 

The cross of Jesus Christ is the turning point where we have dealt with sin, the flesh, the old nature of self and the things of the world.


We are raised with Christ through the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit and we walk in the liberty of the Holy Spirit in newness of life - full of His power, His love and His glory. 


Having our mind set on things above, every day is an adventure of new discovery in the glory of His Presence in communion with God.  


We live from the counsel of God, receiving divine instruction for every step of our way and He always leads us in triumph over every difficulty by the guidance of the Holy Spirit as we walk in dependence on Him in absolute obedience. 


Our full provision for every need is in Christ Jesus - according to the riches of God’s glory! 


This is the abundant life in Christ that He purchased for us by His blood! Hallelujah!  

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

SUPERNATURALLY CHARGED!

Lesson 64 

The more we have to do, and the more we have on our plate in a day, the more we need to spend quality time with the Lord in order to get empowered with His strength, His wisdom, His strategy for every situation by the power of the Holy Spirit.

"This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel saying, 'Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' says the LORD of hosts.

Zech.4:6 KJV

In His Presence is the supply of all we need for spirit, soul and body. This is the place to be tuned when we go out of tune and to stay filled with His peace.

It is like getting “fueled up” and “charged up” in the spirit and as soon as you find your battery running low, get into a quiet spot and recharge – sometimes several times a day.  In the meantime, do not lose your connection! Stay in the spirit, praying much in tongues, rejoicing in the Lord and in the power of His might.

“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
Is.40:31 KJV



We can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens us! (Phil.4:13) And remember, the joy of the Lord is our strength. Hallelujah!

Friday, July 26, 2019

THE ANOINTING IN HIS NAME

Lesson 63 



When we give place to negative voices, pondering upon it and talking about it, we empower the enemy to steal our peace and joy. Our minds get stuck in the muddy waters of negative thinking, speaking exactly what we do not want.


Toxic emotions rise up that bring turmoil in our state of being and darkness creeps in, stealing our light and clouding our vision.

 What is the solution? 

Find a quiet spot and bring it all before the Lord. Then release everyone and every situation into the loving care of our heavenly Father by forgiveness and repentance (if needed).

When you start calling on the Name of Jesus, with the intensity of your love poured out to Him, the frequency of His name dispels all the static around you.  The anointing in His Name breaks the yoke of oppression on your mind and emotions and peace flows like a river through your whole being, tuning you into His wavelength. 

Getting God’s perspective by enlightened eyes of our understanding, we receive wisdom and revelation which changes our attitude, causing us to see through His eyes and then speaking His Word over people and situations.

 When looking through the lenses of love and revelation, we have an understanding heart, filled with the compassion of Jesus for the unlovable and wayward, knowing that it is only through God’s grace that we ourselves can stand.

 Now we walk in inward harmony, the perfect order of our being, the concert of every faculty and force in the fulfillment of the will of God. That is the perfect peace of God.

John 14:26
John 16:33

Thursday, July 18, 2019

A PURE CONSCIENCE BEFORE THE LORD

Lesson 62 

The conscience is an inner knowing or judgment between right and wrong. Even little children know when they have done something wrong. It is that inner sense that is quickened by the Holy Spirit when we are born again. 

Webster’s Definition of conscience. 1a: the sense or consciousness of the moral goodness or blameworthiness of one's own conduct, intentions, or character together with a feeling of obligation to do right or be good 

American Dictionary of the English language: Internal or self-knowledge, or judgment of right and wrong; or the faculty, power or principle within us, which decides on the lawfulness or unlawfulness of our own actions and affections, and instantly approves or condemns them. conscience is called by some writers the moral sense and considered as an original faculty of our nature.

Sin causes the “searing” of the conscience, as does corruption of the mind. In the old days an offender would be seared with a hot iron for everyone to see, as a mark of wickedness. When our conscience is seared, we justify our sin with carnal reasoning, while persisting in it with defiance against God, believing the lie of our right to do what we want. (1 Tim.4:2) Then the  rule and reign of God over our lives is refuted. This is enmity with God and a dangerous place to be.

 To be in right standing with God is a place of freedom in the Spirit. When we sin overtly, we try to cover it up (just like Adam and Eve in the garden, using fig leaves to hide their nakedness). Our fellowship with God is now broken, because of shame and guilt through defilement. The root cause is rebellion against God, which results in disobedience to His commandments.

 The goodness of God leads to repentance and the good news is that when we do repent (turning away from our wicked ways), confessing our sin, the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all unrighteousness
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 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?”
Hebrews 9:14 (KJV)

Ask the Lord to also show you any area of your life where you have not forgiven yourself for your sin after you have confessed it to the Lord. 

If there is any guilt or condemnation in your heart because of sin, you can be fully restored to freedom and liberty in the Spirit by bringing it before the Lord, asking Him to wash you and purify you by His precious blood washing

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Then you can come to Him without condemnation into the fulness of fellowship with Him.

“Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.”

When our conscience is sprinkled by the blood of Christ, we are void of offense both towards God and man – restored to righteousness in right standing with God and men.  What a glorious freedom through the provision of the blood of Jesus!

Friday, July 5, 2019

THE SOUND WE CARRY

Lesson 62


Remember, light contains no darkness. God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. We are children of the light and are to walk in the light of His countenance.

To have our mind in the clarity of a silent pond without ripples, spelling perfect peace, we need to identify and deal with the under currents of negative input that move around in the sub-conscious and deep unconscious parts of our soul.

In my understanding and awareness, we can carry unresolved issues in the deep “unconscious” memory without knowing it. These are often deep hurts or shame that we have “buried” because we do not want to deal with it. These wounds in the unconscious mind can cause blockages in our growth, mostly through fears that prevent us from moving forward in the liberty of the Spirit.  

Asking God to free us from all hindrances by bringing these issues to light, will give us the opportunity to deal with it by His grace, receiving freedom and healing so that we can move forward into our destiny.

The subconscious mind usually carries anxiety and stress about things that currently concern us, which also prevent us from living life to the full. These stresses are just below the surface, hidden away from the people around us, but yet our behavior patterns, tone of voice, pre-occupation and “absent”-mindedness are the tell-tale signs of their presence.  Sometimes they will surface when we open our mouths, revealing the subconscious “sounds” that we carry.

Things that brought turmoil and trauma in our lives need to be dealt with by repentance and forgiveness, asking the Lord to wash it out of our memories by His precious blood and also cleanse our emotions from trauma.

Having done so, we still have to daily deal with the things that we pick up along the way: Worries, fears and concerns show that we do not really trust God with the details of our lives.
As He puts the light on it, we can hand it over to Him to take care of, putting all our trust in the Lord.

Defilement in the form of bad reports, violent visuals (like something in the news media), an encounter with an offensive person or any situation where we have had a bad attitude, words, reactions, or such have to be dealt with in order to be saturated in light.

As we come before the Lord before going to sleep, asking the Holy Spirit to shine His light on anything that could have grieved Him during the day, the cleansing goes deep through repentance, forgiveness and cleansing by the precious blood of Jesus.

Adopt this as a daily practice to make sure that your soul (mind, will and emotions) stay clear and transparent in the light so that God can drop His thoughts into your spirit, filling our whole being with His light and glory.  

Now the sound that we carry will be abandoned praise, songs of joy and celebrations to our Lord and king!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

LOOK AWAY UNTO JESUS

Lesson 61


Whatever captures the eye, shall consume the mind and define your state of being.

 

Hebrews 12:1-3 King James Version (KJV)

Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

God is giving us clear instructions regarding for victory in the face of adversity:

1) Keeping in mind that there is a cloud of witnesses, cheering us on from heaven’s balcony!
2) Laying aside every weight, and the sin which comes with the heavy burdens of worry, fear and strife. Simply give it to Jesus, trusting Him to work things out.
3) Acquiring patience while we are running the race towards the goal of the high calling in Christ. This means that we will endure our difficulties, with the faith and knowledge that God will give us the victory, bringing us into being seated with Christ in heavenly places from where we rule and reign with Him over the difficulties of life.
4) Getting our eyes focused on Jesus, who is the Author and Finisher of our faith; looking at him as our perfect example to rejoice in our victory even beforehand, enduring our difficulties with patience, with faith that God will give us the victory - being seated with Christ in heavenly places from where we rule and reign with Him over the difficulties of life. 

Build on the Rock so that you be ready when the storm comes

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