Archive for July, 2017

Acceptance of All Things

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Romans chapter 8:

26 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

The Holy Spirit is critical to my existence and calling for it is the Holy Spirit Himself who makes intercession for me, especially when I have need for further revelation for my particular situation.  I am sure this is the case for many others as well.  I implicitly trust FATHER’S plan and path HE has me on while I am walking it out without the benefit of seeing the big picture.  “All things” must include those aspects which may go against church teaching on living life without any of the hazards many of us experience in life.  Paul was shipwrecked and his experience must be included in “all things working together” even though none of us would look forward to such an experience.   This is where trust in FATHER and reliance on the Holy Spirit making intercession becomes critical in our walk.

We must not let others determine the state of our relationship with FATHER.  If something bad happens to me, there are those who would immediately consider that I must be under some type of judgment by FATHER.  Did that cut or bruise arise out of something I failed to do right?  Each of us must endure challenges in our lives in order to qualify as “overcomers”.  FATHER provides us the Holy Spirit to intercede for us as we are walking out such challenges.  Praying in THE SPIRIT is an important part of our walk with FATHER and promotes the intimacy each of us needs when addressing the severe and sustained challenges we face.  Jesus declared the importance of The Holy Spirit when He commissioned the disciples in Matthew chapter 28:

18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.

19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

We must never underestimate the importance of our relationship with The Holy Spirit when we are in the midst of overcoming the challenges set before us.  As Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in 1 Corinthians chapter 14:

18 I thank my God I speak with tongues more than you all;

19 yet in the church I would rather speak five words with my understanding, that I may teach others also, than ten thousand words in a tongue.

Paul was not reluctant to pray in tongues nor am I.  However, we should teach others in a manner they can understand and pray in THE SPIRIT when we individually know not how to pray in a particular situation.  Let us accept all of FATHER’S gifts to be used in their appropriate manner and without reluctance.  There will be challenges confronting us requiring all of FATHER’S resources so let us not be reluctant to use everything FATHER has provided for us in overcoming these challenges.

Prayer For The Land

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Let us pray this prayer for FATHER to restore favor toward our land as provided by HIS SPIRIT in Psalm 85:

LORD, You have been favorable to Your land;
You have brought back the captivity of Jacob.
You have forgiven the iniquity of Your people;
You have covered all their sin
You have taken away all Your wrath;
You have turned from the fierceness of Your anger.
Restore us, O God of our salvation,
And cause Your anger toward us to cease.
Will You be angry with us forever?
Will You prolong Your anger to all generations?
Will You not revive us again,
That Your people may rejoice in You?
Show us Your mercy, LORD,
And grant us Your salvation.
I will hear what God the LORD will speak,
For He will speak peace
To His people and to His saints;
But let them not turn back to folly.
Surely His salvation is near to those who fear Him,
That glory may dwell in our land.
10 Mercy and truth have met together;
Righteousness and peace have kissed.
11 Truth shall spring out of the earth,
And righteousness shall look down from heaven.
12 Yes, the LORD will give what is good;
And our land will yield its increase.
13 Righteousness will go before Him,
And shall make His footsteps our pathway.
FATHER’S great grace and mercy have the capacity and willingness to restore the land on behalf of those who Love HIM with all their hearts.  Our prayers bring forth this reality into view for us to testify of when the manifestations occur.  These manifestations increase our faith and expand our hope of the future.



FATHER Takes Responsibility

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

By THE SPIRIT it is written in Deuteronomy chapter 30:

6 “Moreover the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, so that you may live.

7 The LORD your God will inflict all these curses on your enemies and on those who hate you, who persecuted you.

8 And you shall again obey the LORD, and observe all His commandments which I command you today.

9 Then the LORD your God will prosper you abundantly in all the work of your hand, in the offspring of your body and in the offspring of your cattle and in the produce of your ground, for the LORD will again rejoice over you for good, just as He rejoiced over your fathers;

10 if you obey the LORD your God to keep His commandments and His statutes which are written in this book of the law, if you turn to the LORD your God with all your heart and soul.

FATHER has taken on the responsibility to circumcise your and my heart so it takes the pressure away from each of us to perform this crucial surgery.  After all, HE is the best surgeon one could hope for.  Our part is to obey HIS Word and we will do so when we trust HIS Word over man’s words and systems.  Can man save us from destruction?  No.  Does man have perfect knowledge to heal us of incurable diseases? No.  Who else can we place our trust in but FATHER?  How difficult did FATHER make it for us to comply with HIS request?  He answers:

11 “For this commandment which I command you today is not too difficult for you, nor is it out of reach.

12 It is not in heaven, that you should say, ‘Who will go up to heaven for us to get it for us and make us hear it, that we may observe it?’

13 Nor is it beyond the sea, that you should say, ‘Who will cross the sea for us to get it for us and make us hear it, that we may observe it?’

14 But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may observe it.

There is such simplicity in the Gospel that we should not try to add anything to what FATHER expects.  Man’s ego would create a secondary set of criteria to make sure only the “elite” could comply.  The ego wants and promotes division.  Love simply wants to be a blessing to others and bring forth unity in all areas of life.  Men constantly look to judge what is wrong with each of us rather than embracing our differences as being necessary to our calling.  We should not be trying to force everyone into our view or perspective.  FATHER may have others on a mission which is totally outside our vision and frame of reference.  We need to be grateful for where FATHER has placed us on this earth and quit trying to convince HIM otherwise.  HE will open doors and close them as HE sees fit and I am thankful for that when looking back over my own personal history.  Those doors needed closing or else my family would be suffering greater challenges than what is necessary for growth.  FATHER has taken on the responsibility for my circumcision and I see no need for anyone else to act as a substitute.

HIM Only

Friday, July 28th, 2017

By THE SPIRIT it is written in Psalm 62:

1 My soul waits in silence for God only;

From Him is my salvation.

2 He only is my rock and my salvation,

My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.

As Sons and Daughters, we are to point others to Our Heavenly Father just as Jesus did.  Jesus revealed FATHER’S character by manifesting HIS Love on the earth through acts of healing and salvation.  Notice the psalm expressly indicates that we seek HIM as being our ONLY source of salvation and that HE alone is our Rock.

Men continue to seek after formulas and potions to achieve similar results but without success.  FATHER will use any and all resources at HIS disposal for our benefit but HE will rarely establish a particular method as HIS preferred path to a solution, especially when it comes to physical healing or restoration.  About the time we think we can anticipate HIS method for healing, HE switches something up.  This is to keep us from looking elsewhere for our salvation or healing thus removing HIM as the source.

In order to stay fully connected with HIS plan for us individually, we must seek and listen to HIM daily.  Once a week isn’t enough unless you are looking for a result like many are achieving in churches around the country- spotty at best.

My soul waits in silence for FATHER only!  Who else can move the mountains set before me?  Who else can deliver me from the snares set by men who seek to do me harm?  David did many mighty works on behalf of FATHER and we see by this Psalm one reason he was so successful: his soul waited in silence.

Rather than overload you with Scriptures and a multitude of stories relating to this passage, simply dwell on this passage tonight before you go to bed and the first thing when you awaken.  “HIM Only” is the source of our Love, peace, and joy so why not let that be our focus when we begin and end the day!  Our soul is counting on it.

Supernatural Love

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Dave Dixon tagged this and it should be viewed by those who are truly in pursuit of Supernatural Love:

No Fear

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

David wrote by THE SPIRIT in Psalm 23:

1 The LORD is my shepherd; ​​I shall not want.

2 ​​He makes me to lie down in green pastures; ​​He leads me beside the still waters.

3 ​​He restores my soul; ​​He leads me in the paths of righteousness ​​For His name’s sake.

4 ​​Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

​​I will fear no evil; ​​For You are with me; ​​Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

5 ​​You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;

​​You anoint my head with oil; ​​My cup runs over.

6 ​​Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me

​​All the days of my life; ​​And I will dwell in the house of the LORD ​​Forever.


Most of us have read or heard this Psalm countless times over the years.  I must confess that hearing it without being in the “line of fire” does not have the same personal impact as having been confronted with intense evil from those who are enemies toward Christ and His brothers and sisters.  Yes, there have been enemies who have targeted me as well as my family in the past but the level of intensity could not be compared to that which David had endured when He was first given this promise which applies to us as well.  Certain death is the ultimate enemy of those who Love Christ and as we are confronted with death, this Psalm comes alive and explodes with the Love of FATHER for each of us.  Death no longer has any noticeable impact on us when we embrace the reality that THE LORD is my shepherd and I shall not want.  There is nothing temporal to hang on to as though some “thing” could give us some advantage when confronting death.  HIS Love and Life swallows up death and its sting, thus death becomes no real issue.

Fear has its basis on the unknown but we know FATHER is well aware of all situations and has shined the light on the “unknown” and revealed the Truth.  We must place our trust IN HIM and fear will dissipate from our midst… evil will follow.  FATHER’S power and authority are greater than fear or evil thus there is no question of the outcome when HE confronts evil.

In the coming months and years many of us may be exposed to Truth which has been withheld for decades or longer.  These Truths may challenge what the church has taught and convinced us to be true based on the pastors’ understanding.  We must keep our hearts tuned into what FATHER is telling and showing us, knowing that it may go against everything we assumed to be true in the past.  When FATHER takes us out of the box the church has had us in, let us exit the box with no fear!

Our Refuge

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

By THE SPIRIT it is written in Psalm 94:

1 O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongs— ​​O God, to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth!

2 ​​Rise up, O Judge of the earth; ​​Render punishment to the proud.

3 ​​LORD, how long will the wicked, ​​How long will the wicked triumph?

​4 ​​They utter speech, and speak insolent things; ​​All the workers of iniquity boast in themselves.

5 ​​They break in pieces Your people, O LORD, ​​And afflict Your heritage.

6 ​​They slay the widow and the stranger, ​​And murder the fatherless.

7 ​​Yet they say, “The LORD does not see, ​​Nor does the God of Jacob understand.”

8 ​​Understand, you senseless among the people; ​​And you fools, when will you be wise?

9 ​​He who planted the ear, shall He not hear? ​​He who formed the eye, shall He not see?

10 ​​He who instructs the nations, shall He not correct, ​​He who teaches man knowledge?

11 ​​The LORD knows the thoughts of man, ​​That they are futile.

12 ​​Blessed is the man whom You instruct, O LORD, ​​And teach out of Your law,

13 ​​That You may give him rest from the days of adversity, ​​Until the pit is dug for the wicked.

14 ​​For the LORD will not cast off His people, ​​Nor will He forsake His inheritance.

15 ​​But judgment will return to righteousness, ​​And all the upright in heart will follow it.

16 ​​Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? ​​Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?

17 ​​Unless the LORD had been my help, ​​My soul would soon have settled in silence (death).


We may soon be focusing on the Psalms like the one above as the great reset begins to take place.  My deepest desire is to help prepare those who have ears to hear for the coming challenges that are set before us.  There is no sense in simply being an information provider in these times or to talk about the hypothetical for our preparation must take on the practical aspects of preparation.  It is a multi-faceted time of preparation because we cannot prepare in one area and leave another exposed to the wiles of the devil.  Our preparation is done as we trust FATHER to be our Refuge of protection.

There will be temptation to take matters into our own hands but we must hand those issues over to FATHER whom vengeance belongs for HE will shine forth and expose the Truth of the matter at hand.  We simply must be about Our FATHER’S business.  Yes, we will have challenges on the way which must be addressed one by one, but that should not keep us from being strengthened with all might according to HIS glorious power and authority.  Let us walk worth of THE LORD being fruitful  in every good work knowing that we reside under HIS wings.  FATHER will deal with the wicked.

Renewed Resolve

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

It is written in Isaiah chapter 35 by THE SPIRIT:

3 ​​Strengthen the weak hands,

​​And make firm the feeble knees.

4 ​​Say to those who are fearful-hearted,

​​“Be strong, do not fear!

​​Behold, your God will come with vengeance,

​​With the recompense of God;

​​He will come and save you.”

During our time of preparation we should expect extreme challenges to be placed before us.  Pain often accompanies the challenge and we must be willing to suffer some level of pain as we navigate through these challenges.  When Paul was shipwrecked, I am sure there was physical pain and suffering endured during the event.  As Sons and Daughters we must be willing to “toughen up” relative to what FATHER has called us to do for the Kingdom.  HE does not inflict pain for the sake of punishment but instead is the ONE WHO will relieve the pain once endured.

Our hands may be tired of performing necessary tasks for the Kingdom.  Our knees may be tired due to the challenging walk set before us but the answer is not to slack off but be renewed in strength as we continue this journey with FATHER.  HE may activate us tomorrow so we must not fall short in our preparedness.  If there are tasks to accomplish today, just do them.  We do not procrastinate because we have weak hands or feeble knees.  We simply stop and seek the leading of the Holy Spirit to determine the next priority we should direct our focus toward.  Our bodies will try to talk us out of taking that next step but let our faith in FATHER be the determinant in taking on the next project.  In Hebrews chapter 12 the same passage is referenced:

12 Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees,

13 and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.

WE are to strengthen the hands and knees.  Let us accept this responsibility to renew our resolve!

Subtlety of Bitterness

Monday, July 24th, 2017

It is written by THE SPIRIT in Psalm chapter 10:

1 Why do You stand afar off, O LORD?

​​Why do You hide in times of trouble?

2 ​​The wicked in his pride persecutes the poor;

​​Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised.

​3 ​​For the wicked boasts of his heart’s desire;

​​He blesses the greedy and renounces the LORD.

4 ​​The wicked in his proud countenance does not seek God;

​​God is in none of his thoughts.

​5 ​​His ways are always prospering;

​​Your judgments are far above, out of his sight;

​​As for all his enemies, he sneers at them.

6 ​​He has said in his heart, “I shall not be moved;

​​I shall never be in adversity.”

7 ​​His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and oppression;

​​Under his tongue is trouble and iniquity.

Bitterness is defined as extreme wickedness in Strong’s Concordance G4088 and it is tied to deceit and oppression by the one who is bitter.  We must never allow the seeds of bitterness to get rooted in our hearts.  When the root gains traction, bad things happen.  A seed germinates in the soil typically in a dark environment and without notice.  Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Ephesians chapter 4:

30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.

32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

We must protect our relationship with The Holy Spirit and Paul provides excellent detail of what we should focus on: be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another!  We have too much to do to retain ill will toward anyone.  Let FATHER take care of those who would sow seeds of bitterness and let us focus on being a blessing each and every day to every person we encounter.  Let not the temporal issues of the world determine our focus and priorities.  We are warned about the subtleness of bitterness so we must not treat this issue lightly.  Let our days be filled with gratitude and good testimonies.  The other will take care of itself.

Suddenly Love . . .

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

It is written by THE SPIRIT in the Book of Joshua:

7 So Joshua ascended from Gilgal, he and all the people of war with him, and all the mighty men of valor.

8 And the LORD said to Joshua, “Do not fear them, for I have delivered them into your hand; not a man of them shall stand before you.”

9 Joshua therefore came upon them suddenly, having marched all night from Gilgal.

10 So the LORD routed them before Israel, killed them with a great slaughter at Gibeon, chased them along the road that goes to Beth Horon, and struck them down as far as Azekah and Makkedah.

11 And it happened, as they fled before Israel and were on the descent of Beth Horon, that the LORD cast down large hailstones from heaven on them as far as Azekah, and they died. There were more who died from the hailstones than the children of Israel killed with the sword.

12 Then Joshua spoke to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel:

​​​“Sun, stand still over Gibeon; ​​And Moon, in the Valley of Aijalon.”

13 ​​So the sun stood still, ​​And the moon stopped,

​​Till the people had revenge ​​Upon their enemies.

Love has no equivalent enemies.  There are no adversaries who are able to withstand the power of Love whom Joshua (Jesus) represents as FATHER’S leader among the men of war.  Gilgal was used as a base of operations and it represents the circumcised heart of Love with all the flesh remove by the sharp sword (The Word).

Joshua and his men of valor utilized the nighttime to prepare and locate themselves appropriately in order to fulfill the planned removal of the enemies.  Joshua came upon them suddenly and caught them unprepared which is true for all those who would challenge Agape Love.  Moreover more were removed from the hailstones sent by FATHER than by the mighty men of valor.  In Isaiah chapter 28:

17 ​​Also I will make justice the measuring line,

​​And righteousness the plummet;

​​The hail will sweep away the refuge of lies,

​​And the waters will overflow the hiding place.

Large hailstones would suggest that notable lies had to be dealt with in order to bring forth Love without hindrance.  I believe that soon we will experience “mind-blowing” exposure of lies perpetuated over decades to keep the population at bay.  Many have based their life on a foundation of lies and these large hailstones will suddenly come forth from Heaven and expose the Truth.  Those who walk in Love will provide the light unto those who have dwelled in darkness during this period.  Suddenly Love will come to the forefront of what everyone will be seeking so don’t be surprised when the event occurs.