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Day #23: The Answer is Jesus
“The Answer is Jesus”
The earth is the Lordʼs, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters. Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god. They will receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God their Savior. Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, God of Jacob. Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is he, this King of glory? The Lord Almighty— he is the King of glory. (Psalm 24 NIV)
A personal prayer
Thank you Jesus that I am the Lord’s possession. Thank you Lord for the honour that I can love you and worship you with all of my love, with all of my fears, with all of my cares, and all of my hopes. In this knowing full well that you will guide me even in the very next step. I set my heart upon the Root knowing you will produce the Good Fruit. Thank you Lord for the privilege that I can ascend the mountain of the Lord and initiate a meeting with you, that I can initiate an entering into your Courts and Presence whenever I desire. Right in the midst of even the busy-ness and all the mixed up issues that life presents, here I can choose to come into your Presence entering right into the Refreshing of the Lord.
I open the ‘gate’ of my heart unto the Lord. And each day and in every moment I “seek your Face” that I may “ascend the Mountain of the Lord” and come and “stand in your Holy Place”. Here in your Presence, out of deep respect and longing, I choose to lay all things down and praise you with all I am; that I might truly live my life in you and full of the Holy Ghost and Power. And it is here in your Presence that you ‘Speak’ (Words and Impartation) directly into my life and Gift me of Heaven. You minister so richly into my soul, you share such unspeakable wonders, and untold Revelation flows into my spirit. Here in your Presence I am left with a deep sense that you are taking of your very Person and “inserting” of yourself into me. Why would I wish to abide in any other place, I set the root of my soul unto Jesus.
Thank you Lord for the honour that I can truly lay down every care into your full care. Even the very conscious residue of cares and enter fully into the Rest of the Lord. Lord, it is amazing to me to realise that you love me with all your Heart, with all your Soul, with all your Mind, and with all your Strength. And you jealously and intently watch over me and have aggressively pursued me my whole life, longing for me to respond. And all this in spite of me. Thank you Lord that I in turn can now choose to jealously and intently pursue you in the same way, with the root of my soul set upon the Lord. I choose here today to love you with all my heart, with all of my soul, with all my mind, and with all my strength – just as you have me. In this I see now that my whole being is becoming completely united in you and I come to clearly realise that you are now free to come upon my life in all your fullness, for now I have given you full rights. Full rights to bear all the Fruits of the Kingdom of God according to your Good purpose.
Be encouraged: in truly laying down all fears, all moments of anxiety, all hopes, all disappointments, and all issues of this life (and ministry); from the furthest left to the furthest right. Laying down even the very residue consciousness of cares at the feet of Jesus, into God’s care, your Heavenly Father is now free to fully participate in them and work to bless them all. Turning even what was meant for your harm, into your good.
Lord I truly give you full rights to participate in my life, even to go back in time to the errors of my past and heal me right there. Replacing these errors with the healing Presence of the Holy Ghost. Lord, I realise that in your eyes my will is a Sovereign line that you will not readily cross. Lord I, by my will, welcome you to cross and enter fully, in every area and at any time. I give you full authority to participate in every facet of my life, even the slightest areas of cares, concerns or questions. These I will not carry any more, my eyes of my soul (my root) I set fully unto the Lord. Here is my life, here are my loves and hopes, here are my fears and my cares; I give them all to you. Thank you for this privilege, please feel free to work in my life and through my life as per your vision and capacity.
The encouragement here today is to love the Lord, trust Him, and fully release your life into the Hands of God; every day and in all circumstances for this is the basics of the Gospel. For it is only in death that one can truly enter into the Life of God (Gal. 2:20, Luke 9:23-24, Rom. 8:12-14), it is the only way that the Seeds of Heaven can germinate and become the many seeds of Life as intended (John 12:24). The schemes and the ‘impressions’ of the Evil One that try to come upon you, come for the purpose to separate you from the Knowledge, Trust, and Rest of God. However, the desire and plan of the Lord is to take your cares and heal them and to turn even what is meant for your harm into a blessing for you (Deut. 28:14). The key is to love Him, warmly receive Him, and seek Him for who He is and not just what you want from Him – let this be true. Lay your needs and hopes completely in His Hands, but earnestly seek His Face.
The laying down your life in Jesus your King is not the end but the wonderful path of beginning. For you find yourself free to enter into the realms of the Lord God that are beyond comprehension, definition or limit. In these realms the Presence and Provision of the Lord is released to you without restraint, for your love and life has simply come in agreement with He who is Love and Life. You, yourself, have simply stepped into and under the outpouring of the Kingdom of God.
Holy Ghost I just want Heaven manifest. I set the root of my soul in this singular pursuit of the Lord God, knowing full well that my root draws upon the Spirit of God, and I come fully into alignment under the outflows of Heaven, of the Spirit, and of the Kingdom of God. In this precious place you yourself bear the abundant Fruits and Gifts of God upon my life; Anointing me in unfathomable Honour and Glory. This is not of any man but is given of Jesus of whom my heart is firmly rooted and established.
The world and what we know is pale and insignificant compared to the magnitude of the breadth, width, and height of the Glory of the Lord of which you have now entered. Continue to hold onto your life and you will lose it (Luke 17:33) but in trust and in obedience to the Gospel; daily releasing your life unto Jesus and you SHALL find it (1 Pet. 5:7, Phil. 3:12-14, 4:6, Jam. 4:6). As you have fully entered in, the Lord shall fully come upon you even without restraint and without measure: His Power, His Love, His Presence, and His Counsel. We are the ‘limitator’ not God, truly everything is truly ‘Yes’ and ‘Amen’ for those of whose root is fixed in Him … ‘to the Glory of God’ (1 Cor. 1:20). So approach Him in boldness for He gives only to the believing, He feeds only the hungry, and He shares only to those who ask, seek, and knock.
As believers we have to learn how to become completely released from the spirit of Unbelief. As people of faith we need to be raised by the Spirit of God to become entirely free of the spirit of Doubt. To no longer be instructed and led by doubt and unbelief but be instructed by the Lord. As born again Spirit filled believers we need to learn how to seek, how to walk with (Gal. 5:25), and how to live in the fullness of the Spirit of God even beyond measure.
This is of the Lord of whom you earnestly seek and is by no means of the flesh, truly the flesh profits man nothing at all (John 6:63). Not your knowledge or wisdom, your doctrine or vision, your achievements or finances, nor your failures. Nothing of the flesh achieves these things but Jesus and the Spirit of God of whom you give full place for day by day, circumstance by circumstance. Full place and no longer retaining in part; allowing the Lord to show Himself strong in your life, here today, as you approach the Lord as decreed, just as a little child.
The Presence of God is experienced here in the present.
Cares are intended to drag you off into the future or the past.
In order to come to walk in step with the Spirit of God, drawing liberally from Him, quiet yourself down and wait upon the Lord. Root yourself in the Love of God and allow Jesus to come upon you and minister into your soul,
into your mind and your flesh – each and every day. The Presence of God is only found in the very present moment and nowhere else. Gird yourself in the Lord.
Pray this prayer with me. ‘Lord, I choose to make you Lord of my life here today, you alone are the Answer. Lord, I don’t know how to lay my life down, I don’t know how to release my life into your hands. Lord, I say this prayer in faith: I give my life into your capable hands, I entrust my life to you, I entrust all its issues; only allow me to see your Face. I welcome you to fully participate in them all and I choose to enter into the Rest that I am called to. This I try to pray each day so that you may remain the centre of my life and that in you I may flourish in the Courts of my God. In Jesus Name. Amen’.
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