The Prayers of the Saints

The prayers of all the saints are going up to God like incense! He hears every one! He hears and He answers!

On Earth as in Heaven

Tipping Point. Shift. Change. Turn around. New thing.
God has been saying, over and over. He’s been speaking. Showing. Telling. Prophesying.
I’m doing a new thing. The shift is happening.
Those things you’ve prayed for. Those things you’ve contended for. Those things you’ve faithfully believed for and trusted Me for, they’re on their way.
They’re on their way, and they’re already here.
Already here, you just can’t see them yet.
Not with your natural eyes. But with your spiritual eyes. Through eyes of faith.
Knowing that what I say, I mean. Knowing that when I say yes, it’s yes. Knowing that when I promise, I deliver.
Knowing that all My wooing and all My drawing is for a purpose. Knowing that all you’ve been through. How much you’ve grown. All the starts and stops and ups and downs. I work them all together, for My purpose.
Not one thing is wasted. Not one moment. Not one prayer. Not one word. Not one tear.
Everything is useful, and everything is worth it!
Worth it for My Kingdom. For My glory. For My will to be done. On earth. In you. As in Heaven.
On earth. In your neighbor. As in Heaven.
On earth. In your workplace. As in Heaven.
On earth. In your city. As in Heaven.
On earth. In your family. As in Heaven.
On earth. In your nation. As in Heaven.
Yes, I am here. I’ve done a new thing. I’m doing a new thing. It’s here and it’s begun.
On earth. As it is in Heaven.
Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters…’Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?’  from Isaiah 43:16-19 ESV
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 ESV
And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.  Romans 8:28 AMP
Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Matthew 6:10

The Battle’s Been Won

Over and over, the Lord keeps speaking it.
The battle’s already been won.
Individually to people.
Corporately to His body.
Through His written Word. Through His spoken Word.
In dreams, visions, pictures and revelations.
The battle’s already been won.
There’s no room for fear.
There’s no need for doubt.
The battle’s already been won.
You have the victory, because I have the victory.
The battle’s already been won.
Stand still and see My hand.
Stand still and see My glory.
The battle’s already been won.
With Me all things are possible.
The battle’s already been won!
Oh, yes, my friends, the battle has already been won!
You are seated in Christ in the Heavenly realms!
Because you are a child of the King, His victory is yours!
It’s your inheritance. There for the taking!
Today I encourage us, whether you feel it or not. Whether you see it yet here on this earth or not. Know that the battle’s already been won!
There’s no room for fear. There’s no need for doubt.
God said it. We believe it!
The battle’s already been won!
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all—how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things? Romans 8:31-32
In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. Romans 8:37
Then Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid! Take your stand [be firm and confident and undismayed] and see the salvation of the Lord which He will accomplish for you today. Exodus 14:13 AMP
Now my beloved ones, I have saved these most important truths for last: Be supernaturally infused with strength through your life-union with the Lord Jesus. Stand victorious with the force of His explosive power flowing in and through you. Ephesians 6:10 TP

Nothing Will Be Impossible

Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. Matthew 17:20
Nothing will be impossible for you.
Nothing. Not one thing.
Nothing will be impossible.
Over and over, I hear this.
A verse of the day: Nothing will be impossible. A song on the radio: All things are possible. A sentence in a book: Nothing is impossible.
Words on billboards, calendars and clothing. A reminder here. A reminder there.
It seems everywhere I go and everywhere I look, I keep seeing and hearing the same message: Nothing is impossible! With God, all things are possible. All things are possible for those who believe!
And I believe it…at least I’m beginning to believe it!
When God keeps saying the same thing over and over and over and over – everywhere I look and everywhere I turn – I know there’s something in it.
I know He’s speaking. I know He’s wooing. I know He’s changing my heart and changing my mindset – one moment, one message, one song, one verse, one reminder at a time.
I don’t know all the specifics. Not yet, anyway. But I sense His moving. And I sense His heart.
For confident sons and daughters to rise up! Ones who believe, without a shadow of a doubt, that nothing is impossible.
And as we believe it – way down deep, to the very core of who we are – we’ll live it.
Really live it.
Not just for a moment. Not just for a day or a week or a year.
But for a lifetime.
A lifetime of miracles. A lifetime of healings. A lifetime of salvations.
A lifetime of seeing God do, through you and through me, what’s He’s promised He would.
That’s what I’m here for. And that’s what I’m going after.
This is a year to know who we are in Christ. A year to discover, believe and own our identity in Him!
And this is a year of acceleration. Things that would normally take years, are taking months, weeks and days.
As God moves. As God accelerates. As God takes us by the hand, and takes us by the heart, and does what He said He would all along.
Yes, my friends. This is the season and this is the time!
Nothing is impossible!
“‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.” Mark 9:23 NIV
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:23 NIV
Jesus answered, “The things impossible for people are possible for God.” Luke 18:27 NCV
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24 NIV
Not one promise from God is empty of power, for nothing is impossible with God! Luke 1:37 TPT
And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” Mark 16:17-18 NKJV
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19 ESV

You Are a Gift

Did you know you are a gift?
A gift. From God. To the world.
You. Yes, you. You are a gift!
Not that you are gifted, although you are.
But you, alone. Without stuff. Without position. Without title.
You alone, are a gift!
Everything about you is beautiful! All that God’s created you to be!
He knit you together in your mother’s womb. He knew you before you were born.
He rejoices over you. He delights in you!
Everything about you!
You. Yes, you. You are a gift!
Take hold of this truth! Take hold of it and never let it go!
Let it go deep. Deep into your heart. Deep into your soul!
You are a gift!
Rejoiced in! Delighted over! Longed for!
A gift. From your Papa. To the world.
Invaluable. Worth more than gold. More than diamonds and pearls.
A gift of the greatest beauty. The greatest treasure.
Without limit. Without measure!
You are a gift!
Let the truth invade your soul.
Let the breath of His Spirit blow. Blow away any doubt. Blow away any fear.
Let this truth, His truth, mark you forever: You. Yes, you. Are a gift!
Want to know what that looks like?
Ask Holy Spirit to show you the gift that you are!
God loves to show you!
He loves to reveal truth and shower you with delight!
Papa, would You show me, today, the gift that I am?
I want to see and believe. I want to know and experience!
I want to know who I am! Who I am in You. Who I am to You.
Thank You for the gift…of me!
I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you… Jeremiah 1:5 NLT
For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:13:14 NIV
…you are precious to Me…you are honored, and I love you…” from Isaiah 43:4

Real Love

Love.
You’ve probably heard a lot about it this week.
But what is love? Real love?
1 Corinthians 13 says that love is patient and kind.
It says it does not envy and it does not boast.
It is not proud or rude.
It doesn’t keep any record of wrongs.
It never delights in evil. It rejoices with truth!
It always hopes. It always protects. It always perseveres.
It never fails.
Wow! That’s some kind of love!
A love that is patient? That right there is something many of us have a hard time grasping.
The patience of love. Patient with ourselves and patient with others.
Not trying to push, prod or hurry ourselves or others along.
But waiting in grace! Waiting in joy! Waiting in hope-filled, joy-filled expectation!
Let’s take this one aspect of real love and meditate on it.
Ask God about it.
Read about it in His Word and ask Him about it throughout our day.
Father, what does patience look like. Right now. In this situation.
And thank Him for it!
For the never-ending, unconditional, hope-filled, joy-filled patience He embodies for you and others.
And for the never-ending, unconditional, hope-filled, joy-filled patience He is growing in you for yourself and others!
Yes, let’s take the next few days, weeks and months and really focus on patience! Let’s learn what it looks like and learn what it feels like!
Let’s run after it whole-heartedly! Not begrudgingly, but whole-heartedly!
With a smile on our face and a spring in our step!
After all, it’s something we all want and need and it’s an evidence of Holy Spirit’s working in our lives!
Yes! Hope-filled, joy-filled patience!
For the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience , kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Ephesians 5:22-23
Be always humble, gentle, and patient. Ephesians 4:2
Hot tempers cause arguments, but patience brings peace. Proverbs 15:18
Let your hope keep you joyful, be patient and pray at all times. Romans 12:12
You are the people of God; He loved you and chose you for His own. So then, you must clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Colossians 3:12
You also must be patient. Keep your hopes high, for the day of the Lord’s coming is near. James 5:8

Identity

Jesus knew His identity.
Son of God.
Child of the King.
Wholly and dearly loved.
Full of Truth.
Full of Grace.
Full of Peace.
Worker of miracles.
Lover of people.
Embodiment of unconditional love.
Yes, Jesus knew His identity!
Both as the Son of God and a son of God.
The firstborn son of many sons…and daughters!
Yes, Jesus knew His identity and everything He did came out of it!
Out of that knowing.
Out of that believing.
Out of that reality.
The reality of who He was and who He is!
He didn’t lead or minister from position.
He didn’t lead or minister from possessions.
All He did, every healing, every teaching, every chain broken and heart set free, every miracle, every word came from knowing who He was and whose He was!
And so I want to encourage you to really go after who you are. To really go after knowing and believing and walking in your identity!
You are a son or daughter of the King!
You are a beloved child of Almighty God!
You are dearly loved, infinitely delighted in and well-pleasing!
Yes, let this be the year that you believe, own and walk in the fullness of your identity in God!
Then all that you do, just as Jesus did, will bring life. Will bring peace. Will bring healing and breakthrough and restoration.
You, like Jesus, will be the very embodiment of God Himself to the world!
For God knew His people in advance, and He chose them to become like His Son, so that His Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. Romans 8:29
Jesus answered…anyone who has seen Me has seen the Father. from John 14:9
After His baptism, as Jesus came up out of the water, the heavens were opened and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and settling on Him.   And a voice from heaven said, “This is My dearly loved Son, who brings Me great joy.” Matthew 3:16-17
The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being… from Hebrews 1:3
These miraculous signs will accompany those who believe: They will cast out demons in My name, and they will speak in new languages. They will be able to handle snakes with safety, and if they drink anything poisonous, it won’t hurt them. They will be able to place their hands on the sick, and they will be healed.” Mark 16:17-18

Heaven Come

Breakthrough.
We’ve been talking about it.
We’ve been praying for it.
And we’ve experienced it!
Chains broken.
Hearts set free.
Belief systems reconciled to God.
Yes, breakthrough is here!
Because the One who brings breakthrough…has come.
To each one of us!
Just like Jesus said, as He walked the earth: The Kingdom has come near to you. Today. This very day.
Yes, the Kingdom has come near!
The King is here! And when His Kingdom comes, when His lordship is extended into every area of your life, change comes and breakthrough happens!
Today, I want to encourage you to embrace your breakthrough!
To believe it.
To step into it.
And to continue walking in it!
Whether it’s physical healing, emotional healing, freedom from fear or freedom from doubt. Maybe it’s knowing who you are in Christ. Or owning your gifts, talents and calling.
Whatever it is that God has given you breakthrough in.
In whatever areas you have seen the Kingdom manifested.
Walk in them!
Walk in them!
Believe in them!
And rejoice in them!
Lift up your head.
And lift up your heart.
For the Kingdom of Heaven has drawn near!
Whenever you go into a city and they welcome you, eat what is set before you; and heal those in it who are sick [authenticating your message], and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ Luke 10:8-9 AMP
Jesus went into Galilee, where He preached God’s Good News. “The time promised by God has come at last!” He announced.  “The Kingdom of God is near! Repent of your sins and believe the Good News!” Mark 1:14-15
As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give. Matthew 10:7-8 NIV