Thrive

September 22nd, 2020

Paul wrote in 1 Timothy chapter 1 by The Holy Spirit:

18–19 So Timothy, my son, I am entrusting you with this responsibility, in keeping with the very first prophecies that were spoken over your life, and are now in the process of fulfillment in this great work of ministry, in keeping with the prophecies spoken over you. With this encouragement use your prophecies as weapons as you wage spiritual warfare by faith and with a clean conscience. For there are many who reject these virtues and are now destitute of the true faith, 20 such as Hymenaeus and Alexander who have fallen away. I have delivered them both over to Satan to be rid of them and to teach them to no longer blaspheme!

Prophecies given to us are conditional and based on our willingness to accept them and bring them forth by active faith.  The greater the prophecy toward us, the greater our faith needs to be.

True prophecies arise out of FATHER’S Divine Intent for us and are written in our “books” residing in Heaven.  We always have the right to reject them since FATHER gives us choice to direct our lives.  HE does this out of Agape Love for us.  You and I are not robots thus we are given the ability to decide that path we wish to follow: life or death, good or evil.  If that were not so, prophecies would be meaningless and of no value.

I have the responsibility to protect those prophecies given to me while they are in the process of being fulfilled.  It is never too late to press in by faith on behalf of those prophecies specifically directed to you.  These prophecies are part of your arsenal while in the midst of spiritual warfare.

Paul also wrote by The Holy Spirit in 2 Corinthians 10:

3–4 For although we live in the natural realm, we don’t wage a military campaign employing human weapons, using manipulation to achieve our aims. Instead, our spiritual weapons are energized with Divine power to effectively dismantle the defenses behind which people hide.

We must not allow ourselves to be manipulated for FATHER once told me “manipulation is of the devil” and, “negotiation is manipulation.”  We are to employ spiritual weapons to dismantle and expose those defenses where people hide.  We must not allow past relationships to hinder our willingness to walk in Truth else we will begin walking a life of compromise and restrict Divine power from flowing through us.

5 We can demolish every deceptive fantasy that opposes God and break through every arrogant attitude that is raised up in defiance of the true knowledge of God. We capture, like prisoners of war, every thought and insist that it bow in obedience to the Anointed One. 6 Since we are armed with such dynamic weaponry, we stand ready to punish any trace of rebellion, as soon as you choose complete obedience.

Demons cannot operate in Truth.  Their power is in deception so they have to get you to believe something that’s wrong.  Spiritual warfare is saying “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions.  They attempt to enter you by a thought or a feeling.  When you focus on the Word, Truth protects you against those thoughts and feelings for you know the Truth and it keeps you free from bondage.

We must build ourselves up in the most Holy faith by renewing our minds through The Word.  We must pray in The Holy Spirit as well.  This life of protection and warfare cannot be achieved by occasional study and intermittent prayer.  You are either all in or you’re out for war has no timeouts

There were five wise virgins and five foolish virgins.  All were waiting for the return of Jesus.  The five wise virgins were committed to keeping their oil trimmed thus they were not the occasional Christians who focused on worldly matters.  The five foolish virgins had different priorities which caused them to miss out and were left to their own devices.  Yes, there is a separating of believers occurring now.  It is not “business as usual” so don’t just survive, instead thrive.  There is a war going on and we are meant to be overcomers in battle.

Interesting Post

September 21st, 2020

Those who follow Q have surely seen this post dated yesterday afternoon at 12:29:37 EST:

Strengthen my faith, Lord. Forgive my sins, so that I may be clean in your righteousness. Make me brave, so I can stand and fight the spiritual battles in my life and in our world. Give me your wisdom and discernment so I won’t be caught off guard. Together, Lord, we’ll win, because in truth, you already have. While evil still roams, the power of Your name and Your blood rises up to defeat and bring us victory against every evil planned against us. While malicious actions may disturb us, we use the armor of God You have given us to stand firm. You will bring justice in due time for all the harm and needless violence aimed at Your children. Until then, we remain in Your presence, aligned with Your purposes, and we look to You as our Supreme Commander and Protector. Help us to avoid temptation, and deliver us from evil, Lord. You are the Mighty One, the One Who will ultimately bring all evil to light. With You, Jesus, we are safe. Amen.

“He, she, or they” are definitely tracking with what The Holy Spirit is giving me to write… not unexpected.

Embrace The Words Of Jesus

September 21st, 2020

In Luke chapter 11, Jesus spoke:

14 One day there was a crowd gathered around Jesus, and among them was a man who was mute. Jesus drove out of the man the spirit that made him unable to speak. Once the demon left him, the mute man’s tongue was loosed and he was able to speak again. The stunned crowd saw it all and marveled in amazement over this miracle!

15 But there were some in the crowd who protested, saying, “He casts out demons by the power of Satan, the demon king.” 16 Others were skeptical and tried to persuade Jesus to perform a spectacular display of power to prove that He was the Messiah.

Rather than full acceptance of Jesus being the Messiah, people looked at Him through their own bias.  Some were positive but wanted more proof whereas others were negative and wanted to hold on to their past doctrines.  The one person who I am sure expressed true thankfulness and accepted this miracle was the man who was formerly possessed of a devil causing him to be mute.  I am also sure he had much to say to those who would listen.

17 Jesus, well aware of their every thought, said to them, “Every kingdom that is split against itself is doomed to fail and will eventually collapse. 18 If it is true that Satan casts out his own demons through Me, how could his kingdom remain intact? 19 If Satan gives Me the power to cast out his demons, who is it that gives your exorcists their power? Let them become your judges! Go and ask them and they will tell you. 20 Yet if I am casting out demons by God’s mighty power, God’s kingdom realm is now released upon you—but you still reject it!”

Jesus explicitly speaks of the reality of demons and the devil.  We must not downplay this reality we are facing today.  We must not look the other way when we see demonic activity but expect FATHER to empower us with the same power and authority as Jesus, even more so.

Jesus continues:

21 “Satan’s belongings are undisturbed as he stands guard over his fortress kingdom, strong and fully armed with an arsenal of many weapons. 22 But when one stronger than he comes to attack and overpower him, the stronger one will empty the arsenal in which he trusted. The conqueror will ransack his kingdom and distribute all the spoils of victory. 23 This is a war, and whoever is not on My side is against me, and whoever does not gather the spoils with Me will be forever scattered.”

Were you expecting to live in a passive manner as a Son or Daughter of GOD?  Jesus said “This is war!”  Those who think otherwise are living in blindness and the adversary has them right where he wants them… doing nothing, seeing nothing, and hearing nothing.

Are you willing to gather the spoils of war with Jesus?  What are the spoils?  Souls, deliverance, healing, peace, joy, finances, and the list goes on.  We are meant to be warriors for Christ and overcome the kingdom of darkness.  Don’t remove this passage from your Bible thinking that the war will go away.  Embrace the Words of Jesus and proceed to full preparation.

Reread yesterday’s blog.

Important Truths

September 20th, 2020

Jesus is more concerned about our character than our comfort thus we will go through tests and trials which will build up our character and our faith.  As we grow, we will see where our weaknesses lie and we must address those areas of weakness and make them strong.  As a result, we will not be moved when evil forces attack us.  We will not be fearful in any circumstance, even if it is deemed “life threatening” by the world.

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Ephesians chapter 6:

10 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.

If The Holy Spirit tells us these are most important then we must keep these Truths before us at all times and not allow these Truths to become “commonplace” and lessen their importance in our daily lives.  Dwell and meditate on these Truths often.

11 Put on God’s complete set of armor provided for us, so that you will be protected as you fight against the evil strategies of the accuser! 12 Your hand-to-hand combat is not with human beings, but with the highest principalities and authorities operating in rebellion under the heavenly realms. For they are a powerful class of demon-gods and evil spirits that hold this dark world in bondage. 13 Because of this, you must wear all the armor that God provides so you’re protected as you confront the slanderer, for you are destined for all things and will rise victorious.

Is there any question that this class of demon-gods and evil spirits are powerful?  Just look around at the gross darkness around the world.  Consider all the confusion and “fake” news intended to keep us in bondage.  The Holy Spirit instructs us in how to deal with this darkness:

14 Put on Truth as a belt to strengthen you to stand in triumph. Put on Holiness as the protective armor that covers your heart. 15 Stand on your feet alert, then you’ll always be ready to share the blessings of peace.

16 In every battle, take faith as your wrap-around shield, for it is able to extinguish the blazing arrows coming at you from the Evil One! 17–18 Embrace the power of salvation’s full deliverance, like a helmet to protect your thoughts from lies. And take the mighty razor-sharp Spirit-sword of the spoken Word of God.

Pray passionately in the Spirit, as you constantly intercede with every form of prayer at all times. Pray the blessings of God upon all HIS believers.

We must walk in Truth and Holiness… without compromise!!!  Have I done a perfect job in this walk?  Regrettably no.  Thankfully FATHER’S great grace and mercy has prevailed and the Blood of Jesus Christ has not failed me in any aspect of Its intent. 

I can assure you that it is never too late to repent and ask FATHER for help in walking in absolute Truth and Holiness.  Yes, you will be required to give up relationships which promote various paths of unrighteousness.  Those whose priorities conflict with Truth and Holiness must not be allowed to divert our walk away from the Highway of Holiness.

Will you lose “friends”?  Yes.  Will you lose fellowship with some family members?  Probably.  Would you prefer to fellowship with their unrighteousness and give up your Holiness?  These seem like tough decisions.  You can move from fellowship to ministry toward those whom The Holy Spirit directs ministry.

If we are to be supernaturally infused with strength through our life-union with the Lord Jesus and stand victorious with the force of His explosive power flowing in and through us, we must be uncompromising.  We must protect our hearts at all cost.  Holiness is required as the protective armor that covers our hearts.

As Jesus said in Matthew chapter 5:

8 ​​Blessed are the pure in heart,

​​For they shall see God.

Father’s Love

September 19th, 2020

If you and I are not receiving from Heaven, FATHER is not the problem… we are.  Each of us must assess our priorities and determine where the Word is in our list of priorities.  Is it at the top?  If not, that is a sure indication that something is amiss.

It we are not receiving the revelation of HIS Word, It will not operate in our lives.  This is why I begin the typical day by praying in The Holy Spirit.  I choose not to turn on the TV and focus on the world’s events of the day.  My focus must begin with FATHER, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and The Holy Spirit.  After all, They are the reason I am still alive.

If you are not receiving the Love of GOD in your life, it is because you have not received HIM as your FATHER.  Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians chapter 4:

14 I’m not writing this to embarrass you or to shame you, but to correct you as the children I Love. 15 For although you could have countless babysitters in Christ telling you what you’re doing wrong, you don’t have many fathers who correct you in Love. But I’m a true father to you, for I became your father when I gave you the Gospel and brought you into union with Jesus, the Anointed One. 16 So I encourage you, my children, to follow the example that I live before you.

Each day I write, it is intended to have you focus on what The Holy Spirit is saying that day.  I have no agenda apart from hearing The Holy Spirit and conveying what He intends to bring forth.  Each day is a new day and I hardly ever know ahead of time what will be written.

I need to continue changing until I am perfected in Christ and I am sure it is true for you as well.  I purpose to remove every spot and wrinkle as well as keeping my lamp trimmed with the oil of The Holy Spirit.

The most important revelation we can receive is the Love of THE FATHER.  It is not analyzing books of The Bible or mapping out time cycles.  It is not becoming an expert on “signs”.  It is not becoming an expert on Biblical numerology.  All of that is generally “head” knowledge.  It IS all about Agape Love!

Agape Love both nurtures and corrects.  As we become mature, we are to walk in discipline and obedience to The Holy Spirit.  Why?  FATHER has instructed us that both are required to come into full maturity.

In Luke chapter 22, Jesus spoke:

39 Jesus left the upper room with his disciples and, as was His habit, went to the Mount of Olives, His place of secret prayer. 40 There He told the apostles, “Keep praying for strength to be spared from the severe test of your faith that is about to come.”

41 Then He withdrew from them a short distance to be alone. Kneeling down, He prayed, 42 “Father, if you are willing, take this cup of agony away from Me. But no matter what, YOUR Will must be Mine.”

43 Jesus called for an angel of Glory to strengthen Him, and the angel appeared. 44 He prayed even more passionately, like one being sacrificed, until He was in such intense agony of spirit that his sweat became drops of blood, dripping onto the ground.

If Jesus fully submitted in discipline and obedience, so should we.  Jesus knew FATHER’S Love Plan must be fully executed so that you and I could be restored to an intimate relationship with THEM.  Jesus sacrificed Himself for our benefit and we must never let that Truth become “commonplace” in our thinking.

I must stay away from any teaching that distracts from the preeminence of these Truths I am sharing today.  Do I need more intellectual knowledge and instruction?  No, I need revelation from the Throne Room.  I need greater revelation of Agape Love and FATHER’S desire for intimacy with me.  I need to remove any hindrance or distraction which would steer me away from HIM.  I am “all in” and I hope you are too!

Today’s Prayer For You

September 18th, 2020

My prayer for those of you who read these blogs:

My heart is always full and overflowing with thanks to God for you as I constantly remember you in my prayers. I pray that the Father of glory, the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, would impart to you the riches of the Spirit of wisdom and the Spirit of revelation to know Him through your deepening intimacy with Him.

I pray that the light of God will illuminate the eyes of your imagination, flooding you with light, until you experience the full revelation of the hope of His calling—that is, the wealth of God’s glorious inheritances that He finds in us, HIS Holy Ones!

I pray that you will continually experience the immeasurable greatness of God’s power made available to you through faith. Then your lives will be an advertisement of this immense power as it works through you! This is the mighty power that was released when God raised Christ from the dead and exalted Him to the place of highest honor and supreme authority in the Heavenly realm!

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen

Ponder these precious words today and expect HIS immeasurable power to work through you today as your faith becomes “great” in every sense of the word.

Expect angels to be dispatched on your behalf to perform FATHER’S perfect Will in your life.

Expect your eyes to be further enlightened and fully illuminated so that you can experience the wealth of HIS Glory directed toward you.

Allow HIS immense power to flow through you as you ascend to great faith.

Experience His intimacy as never before!

Slaying Our Goliath

September 17th, 2020

It is written by The Holy Spirit in 1 Samuel chapter 16:

1 Now the LORD said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go; I am sending you to Jesse the Bethlehemite. For I have provided Myself a king among his sons.”

2 And Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears it, he will kill me.”

But the LORD said, “Take a heifer with you, and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the LORD.’ 3 Then invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do; you shall anoint for Me the one I name to you.”

4 So Samuel did what the LORD said, and went to Bethlehem. And the elders of the town trembled at his coming, and said, “Do you come peaceably?”

5 And he said, “Peaceably; I have come to sacrifice to the LORD. Sanctify yourselves, and come with me to the sacrifice.” Then he consecrated Jesse and his sons, and invited them to the sacrifice.

6 So it was, when they came, that he looked at Eliab and said, “Surely the LORD’s anointed is before Him!”

7 But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.

FATHER makes it quite clear that HE looks at our heart, not our external appearance or age.  You and I are qualified for the “anointing” based on the condition of our hearts thus we do not need to be concerned about what others think or say concerning their observations and opinions.  We must not listen to the world in determining what we are able to do for THE LORD.

10 Thus Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel. And Samuel said to Jesse, “The LORD has not chosen these.” 11 And Samuel said to Jesse, “Are all the young men here?” Then he said, “There remains yet the youngest, and there he is, keeping the sheep.”

And Samuel said to Jesse, “Send and bring him. For we will not sit down till he comes here.” 12 So he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, with bright eyes, and good-looking. And the LORD said, “Arise, anoint him; for this is the one!” 13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel arose and went to Ramah.

We are not told how old David was when Samuel anointed him but his family did not consider him to be mature enough to be considered by the prophet.  People always underestimate FATHER’S Plan.

In chapter 17, David asks the question:

26 Then David spoke to the men who stood by him, saying, “What shall be done for the man who kills this Philistine and takes away the reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?

If you have no covenant with Our Heavenly Father, you are uncircumcised.  David understood covenant and stood upon that covenant when confronted with a “giant”.  David then provides us with the state of his heart:

34 But David said to Saul, “Your servant used to keep his father’s sheep, and when a lion or a bear came and took a lamb out of the flock, 35 I went out after it and struck it, and delivered the lamb from its mouth; and when it arose against me, I caught it by its beard, and struck and killed it. 36 Your servant has killed both lion and bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God.” 37 Moreover David said, “The LORD, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.”

David stated that he was no longer keeping sheep and had relied on FATHER to deliver him from both a bear and a lion.  FATHER had been preparing David to conquer Goliath just as FATHER has been preparing you and me to be delivered from our “Goliaths”.

What is your Goliath?  Is it sickness, disease, age, your job, your relationship with another?  No matter what overwhelming issue is facing you, FATHER has provided HIS anointing for you to overcome your situation.  David had spent years practicing with a slingshot.  He had also spent years practicing with a stringed instrument.  Both served him well when it came time to deal with overwhelming issues.

FATHER has your and my provision awaiting our request for activation and implementation.  We are meant to be overcomers, not just onlookers.  It is time to slay our “Goliaths” once and for all.

Goliath

September 16th, 2020

Who are what is your “Goliath”? Think about it. More tomorrow when I return from a trip.

Pleasing Father

September 14th, 2020

In Hebrews chapter 11, The Word is recorded by The Holy Spirit:

11 Now faith brings our hopes into reality and becomes the foundation needed to acquire the things we long for. It is all the evidence required to prove what is still unseen. 2 This testimony of faith is what previous generations[a] were commended for. 3 Faith empowers us to see that the universe was created and beautifully coordinated by the power of God’s Words! HE spoke and the invisible realm gave birth to all that is seen.

We must focus on the Book of Hebrews for It is critical to those who will reach maturity as Sons and Daughters.

FATHER wrote a book about each of us before HE formed us in the womb (Psalm 139:16).  In this book is HIS Divine Intent specific to each of us.  Our righteous hopes are contained in our book so we need to exercise our faith for it empowers us to bring forth our destiny.  Stop and ponder this!

You and I each have a specific purpose while on this earth and it was decided before we were formed.  Wouldn’t you like to know and walk fully in this destiny?  To do so, walk and be led by The Holy Spirit and your destiny will be fulfilled… period!

Let not you current circumstances dissuade you from focusing on your intended destiny.  Repent and ask FATHER to help you to get back on track if need be.  I know I have gotten off track and found it necessary to repent so I am sure many of you have done the same.

I need to “eat” the Word daily for It is truly my daily bread.

5 Faith lifted Enoch from this life and he was taken up into heaven! He never had to experience death; he just disappeared from this world because God promoted him. For before he was translated to the heavenly realm his life had become a pleasure to God.

6 And without faith living within us it would be impossible to please God. For we come to God in faith knowing that HE is real and that HE rewards the faith of those who give all their passion and strength into seeking HIM.

I am passionate about seeking the fullness of my relationship with FATHER in all areas of my life.  Nothing else is important.  I truly want to be a “pleaser” to My Heavenly Father.  How about you!

Time To Repent

September 13th, 2020

Powerless religion is trying to hide the fact that “the ark is not there”.

What happened to inviting people to receive the Baptism of The Holy Spirit?

Why are the gifts of The Holy Spirit not operating in most services these days?

Do you think that FATHER will allow these “churches” continue on?

Jesus spoke in Revelation chapter 2:

5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent.

14 But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality. 15 Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. 16 Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth.

Chapter 3:

15 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. 16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. 17 Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked”

It is time to repent!