Devotional Power of God is Found in the Secret Place

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A 40 Day Devotional study: establishing a deep tap-root in the Love and Power of God

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Opening Introduction

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Come on a journey with me, a pilgrimage of forty days …

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Regardless of where you are in your walk with Jesus, there is something in this booklet that will deeply strengthen and encourage you. I am sure that your life in Christ Jesus will only be lifted up in a greater measure in the Holy Ghost and in the Purposes of the Gospel. Take your time with it, like any journey, there will be ups and downs, and some things you may not be able to accept right away or are presented in a vocabulary that perhaps you are not used to. But take your time; one day at a time, and set yourself to make it to the end.

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This collection of writings is full of Scripture, for it is only the Word of God that brings both Life and Spirit. I appreciate thoughts and new ideas, but I personally can only stand firmly on them if they are richly supported by the Word of God. So, if you have the time, look up all the Scriptures for your own reference.

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The Lord has wondrous plans for your life. If you only knew, even in part, you would fall to your knees with the deepest of tears. Therefore, take your time and allow the Spirit of God to minister and open your eyes in perhaps ways that you have never realised possible. For truly all of us see “through a glass dimly” (1 Cor. 13:12); take courage and let your eyes be opened further to that of which God has “prepared and keeps ready” for you (1 Cor. 2:9 AMPC). Be encouraged and set your heart anew unto our precious Lord and Saviour, Christ Jesus. Allowing the Spirit of God to “take you by your right hand” (Is. 41:13‐19) and lead you on, deeper in this wonderful Path of Salvation.

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Then the LORD answered me and said: “write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it.” (Hab. 2:1‐4 NKJV)

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The Lord has given me very precious words that I have attempted to ‘make plain’ for you, so that you ‘may run with it’. There is a favourite Scripture of mine in Deuteronomy 8:3 (Jesus refers to it when facing Satan in the wilderness) that goes like this, “man does not live by bread alone but every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” A similar Scripture in Johnspeaks of how important it is to have the Word of God “abiding in you” (John 5:37‐42) and not just in your mind, ie; the Living Word of God rising up within your soul. Rising up in the same way as does the Love of God.

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When I came to realise how this Scripture is so relevant to us all today, my approach to the Father changed. My attitude in how I approach my Heavenly Father changed deeply. I began to seek His Presence manifest, that He might visit me, sit down with me, and share with me according to the heart of the Gospel message (John 14:21). And do you know what, He started to. Not only started but increasingly: in the middle of the night, during the day, or right in the midst of things; He visits. And when I choose to go aside, as Jesus always did, into a quiet place, the secret place; I find that I can initiate meetings with the Lord of Glory whenever I like. Now this is precious, this is truly valuable, this is a great treasure. Know then, that this is available for all who choose to love the Lord and follow Him with all their heart.

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I pray that you are encouraged by the thoughts presented in this booklet, as much as I am in the writing of them. Truly something big will shift in you as you too start to reach out to meet with your Lord and Saviour, in deeper, more determined ways. The Lord is eager to meet with you, more than you could ever be eager to meet with Him. It is the Lord that knocks at your door, so be open to Him; and continually open to Him by inviting (seeking) Him in every day. There is a right way to go about it so humble yourself as a little child and seek your Heavenly Father anew each day. In this you will be continually greatly blessed, in Jesus Name. Amen.

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Bless you …. Ric

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Intimacy in the Father in closest relationship abiding in the bosom of the Almighty one can truly make Him known Being rooted and securely founded deep in the Love of God just as a little child John 1:18 Eph 3:14-19 Matt 18:3

Opening Introduction Come on a journey with me a pilgrimage of forty days Regardless of where you are in your walk with Jesus there is something in this booklet that will deeply strengthen and encourage you I am sure that your life in Christ Jesus will only be lifted up in a greater measure in the Holy Ghost and in the Purposes of the Gospel Take your time with it like any journey there will be ups and downs and some things you may not be able to accept right away or are presented in a vocabulary that perhaps you are not used to But take your time one day at a time and set yourself to make it to the end This collection of writings is full of Scripture for it is only the Word of God that brings both Life and Spirit I appreciate thoughts and new ideas but I personally can only stand firmly on them if they are richly supported by the Word of God So if you have the time look up all the Scriptures for your own reference The Lord has wondrous plans for your life If you only knew even in part you would fall to your knees with the deepest of tears Therefore take your time and allow the Spirit of God to minister and open your eyes in perhaps ways that you have never realised possible For truly all of us see through a glass dimly 1 Cor 13:12 take courage and let your eyes be opened further to that of which God has prepared and keeps ready for you 1 Cor 2:9 AMPC Be encouraged and set your heart anew unto our precious Lord and Saviour Christ Jesus Allowing the Spirit of God to take you by your right hand Is 41:13-19 and lead you on deeper in this wonderful Path of Salvation Then the LORD answered me and said: write the vision and make it plain on tablets that he may run who reads it Hab 2:1-4 NKJV The Lord has given me very precious words that I have attempted to make plain for you so that you may run with it There is a favourite Scripture of mine in Deuteronomy 8:3 Jesus refers to it when facing Satan in the wilderness that goes like this man does not live by bread alone but every word that proceeds from the mouth of God A similar Scripture in John speaks of how important it is to have the Word of God abiding in you John 5:37-42 and not just in your mind ie the Living Word of God rising up within your soul Rising up in the same way as does the Love of God When I came to realise how this Scripture is so relevant to us all today my approach to the Father changed My attitude in how I approach my Heavenly Father changed deeply I began to seek His Presence manifest that He might visit me sit down with me and share with me according to the heart of the Gospel message John 14:21 And do you know what He started to Not only started but increasingly: in the middle of the night during the day or right in the midst of things He visits And when I choose to go aside as Jesus always did into a quiet place the secret place I find that I can initiate meetings with the Lord of Glory whenever I like Now this is precious this is truly valuable this is a great treasure Know then that this is available for all who choose to love the Lord and follow Him with all their heart I pray that you are encouraged by the thoughts presented in this booklet as much as I am in the writing of them Truly something big will shift in you as you too start to reach out to meet with your Lord and Saviour in deeper more determined ways The Lord is eager to meet with you more than you could ever be eager to meet with Him It is the Lord that knocks at your door so be open to Him and continually open to Him by inviting seeking Him in every day There is a right way to go about it so humble yourself as a little child and seek your Heavenly Father anew each day In this you will be continually greatly blessed in Jesus Name Amen Bless you … Ric
An introduction 1 Tap-Root Freedom in Christ 2 Freedom 3 The Rest of the Lord 4 The Rest of the Lord part 2 5 Faith is now! 6 Walking in the Spirit 7 To Live as Christ in the World 8 Jesus Life 9 The Deaf Dancer 10 A Sharp Instrument Temple of God 11 The Temple of God 12 The Cleft of the Rock To be with Him 13 Love vs Works 14 Love vs Works part 2 15 A Heart of Invitation 16 Our God Speaks! 17 Intended to Pass By 18 To be with Him Spirit of Might 19 The Branch 20 Be Willing 21 Spirit of Might 22 Fire of God The Answer is Jesus 23 The Answer is Jesus 24 Doubt and Unbelief 25 Laying Down Cares 26 Learning to Ride a Bicycle Spirit Bears Witness 27 Praise is of the Soul 28 The Spirit Bears Witness 29 Tent of Meetings 30 Intimacy in the Love of God Seek Heaven 31 Seek Heaven 32 Seek the Gifts 33 Place of Repose 34 Let the Peace of God Rule Your Heart 35 The Peace of God Rules my Heart! Lasting Fruit 36 Constructing His Home in Our Hearts 37 Lasting Fruit 38 Yeast of the Pharisees 39 Kingdom of God 40 Revelations 22
Day #1: An introduction Tap-Root Seeking the One who IS Life to be in our midst the One who IS Love to increasingly manifest in Person within each one of us In the Kingdom of God we as believers are likened to as a tree With our roots learning how to draw deep from within the Lord the Spirit of God forms us and shapes us Is 64:8 He sustains us and matures us to bear the likeness and increasingly behold the Glory of His Son – our Lord and Saviour Christ Jesus 1 Cor 15:49 Col 3:9-10 2 Cor 3:18 John 17:24 In order for the Spirit to develop us we ourselves need to personally direct Is 40:3-5 the roots of our soul to draw continuously from the Person of God In our life we need the Spirit of God actively participating with us as the Scriptures say the Spirit gives Life the flesh counts for nothing John 6:63 Of ourselves we can do nothing compared to the Life and Glory that God has prepared for us and called each of us into Zech 4:6 With your root reaching out to the Spirit from the secret places of your heart Ps 100:4 you naturally begin to bear His Fruit as His Presence rises up within you We cannot bear the Fruit of God or bear the Life of Him independently of Him Gal 5:22-25 John 15:5 But as we reach out and begin to draw from the Spirit we naturally without striving Matt 11:30 bear the likeness of Christ Jesus and carry His Glory all the more The basis of a healthy tree is always found in its roots Your health is found in your personal private and secret Mark 1:35 Ps 91:1 reaching out in the Lord Your roots the depths of your soul searching and finding both nutrient and moisture But it is more than nutrient and moisture for the Spirit Himself is Life and He is Love The very conscious Life and conscious Love of God comes upon you and remains Roots by their very nature are continually growing in search of nutrient and moisture They never cease reaching out and drawing the goodness from the soil In the Christians life it is possible for us to continually reach out to our personal Father and our personal Holy Spirit To reach out to hear the Voice of God His Living Word that proceeds from His mouth into your soul nutrient And in the same way to reach out to the Spirit of God of whom rises within like a deep Spring moisture of whom by nature by His Presence retained produces in abundance ALL the Fruits of God It is possible that in your own private reaching out to the Person of God that you can receive something new and tangible from His Presence continually and throughout your whole day God is not knowledge He is Love however knowledge and revelation from Him naturally and abundantly flows from Him But what is more precious than this is that His Love and manifest Life rises up within you allowing you to grow increasingly aware of His Presence upon your life as was in the life of Jesus As roots of a tree naturally reach out and are rewarded by what they seek so are you The Father openly rewards you with His Presence rising up so liberally from within the depths of your soul Heb 11:6 Matt 6:4 You find yourself bonding with the One who is Life and the One who is Love spirit to Spirit love to Love yearning to Yearning and hand in Hand Drawing liberally from the richness of the Voice of the Father and of the Spirit rising up like a Spring Ps 36:7-9 of crystal clear water Rev 22:1-17 from deep within and strengthening you right down to your very bones Is 40:31 Is 12:3 Prov 3:8 This world is a spiritually barren place an arid land compared to what God has purposed made and keeps ready for each believer 1 Cor 2:9 AMP Ps 84:5-8 Is 41:18-19 In the Word of God you have both nutrient and moisture But the same Word of God speaks of seeking the Word that proceeds from the mouth of God with the same need the same hunger as for your daily bread Deut 8:3 Matt 4:4 Matt 16:18 John 5:37 Jesus refers to it as this: believe and put into practice Matt 7:24 these earthly teachings and I will reveal myself to you I will manifest and show myself to you John 14:21 and begin to impart heavenly teachings John 3:12 gifting you from the Heart of the Father into the heart of man – you! John 6:45 Heb 8:11 Is 54:13 1 John 2:27 2 Kings 6:17 The Spirit of God will take the things that are the Lords and will reveal show and transmit it to you John 16:14-15 AMPC What the Blood of Jesus has achieved for you is beyond what we can imagine 1 Cor 2:9 AMPC You are able to dwell in the Courts of God and be ministered to liberally drawing directly from within His Presence and His Glory deep within your soul Turning your heart unto the Lord He opens Himself to you and His Voice Is 50:4 imparts directly of Himself into your spirit making it yours Desert Oaks: in arid places trees are known to send down their tap-root deep into the ground in search for the water table There is a tree in Central Australia called a Desert Oak and this particular tree grows tall and thin like a bush It has a singular purpose and intent to grow its tap-root deep down into the ground in search for the Artesian water table Once it strikes this water table it begins to grow exponentially forming large limbs branches and fruit This picture is the same in the Christian walk Taping into the water table allows you to grow and become abundantly fruitful by the Presence of God manifest upon your life and this regardless of season Jer 17:8 Ps 1:3 To flourish and grow into the image of Christ Jesus in ever-increasing Glory 2 Cor 2:18 irrespective of conditions For from deep within your soul your roots you are able to continually draw from the Courts the Reserves and the Presence of the Lord Liberally drawing from the Wells of Salvation Is 12:3 No longer in your flesh striving to glorify God but striving for the Spirit of God of whom naturally rises up within you glorifying God How to draw from God: our tap-root is activated in our closed sessions with the Lord In our private Matt 6:6 Luke 5:16 Mark 1:35 going aside in prayer seeking to meet with God in Person once again just as Jesus regularly did Seeking the Presence of God Ps 84:2 Ps 91:1 to come upon you afresh and anew like Manna every morning To patiently wait upon the Lord in praise in fasting Deut 8:3 Matt 9:15 Dan 12 Matt 6:11 and meditating on His Word Josh 1:8 Ps 1:2-3 Your Saviour Christ Jesus comes and personally sits you down and He ministers into your soul of His very Self Luke 12:37 Is 40:31 Rev 3:20 Jam 1:5 Dwelling in the Courts in the Presence of the Lord and having His Presence tangibly come upon you the Father shows you His Salvation Ps 91:16 In this Delight Ps 37:4 in this Joy of the Lord you can liberally come and draw from the Wells of Salvation all throughout your whole day The Spirit of God Himself rises from deep within you the Love of God and the Life of God Revelation confidence and the Might of the Spirit comes upon you and totally overwhelms you carrying you along in the Holy Ghost 2 Pet 1:21 The Spirit of whom is invited Mark 6:48-52 longed for and allowed to rise up within deeply powers your life and your walk in the Lord This is the pattern that we see in the Greats of Old of the Apostles and of the life of our Lord Jesus With their private tap-roots in continual inquiry of the Lord the Lord continually came and lifted them up showing and experiencing the Glory of God upon their lives Matt 17:1-9 The Fathers Fruits Gifts and Anointing begins to rise up like fire upon your life Matt 3:11 Your tap-root drawing right from within the Glory and Presence of God where your root abides and remains John 15 even from right within the Most Holy Place Like a tree planted by the River that flows from the Throne of God Rev 22:1 Ps 46:4 it never fails to produce good Fruit Jer 17:7-8 Ez 47:12 Is 58:11 and in all that you do the Father prospers you and is with you Ps 1:3 The Father shows you all the more how to liberally draw from the Kingdom of God into your world Matt 6:10 Just like Jesus walked His life on earth reaching out to His Father and living acutely aware of His Presence upon Him Jesus by His precious Blood shed for you has made this same gift possible for you to be and do the same 1 John 4:17 Therefore just as Jesus did we too reach out to the Father and God does His Works through us and enables us to do even greater things than that of His own Beloved Son – to the honour of the Father John 14:10-13 Pray this small prayer Lord I deeply desire to send the root of my soul deep into the goodness of God Please help me Lord Please guide me Lord may the centre most core of my being be established in you Please bear your goodness in me please bear your Fruits and Gifts in me Please form me shape me and raise me up in the fullness of God Lord I dont know how only you are capable I give you full rights to work in my life In Jesus Name Amen
Day #2: Freedom in Christ Freedom Scripture: And we know understand recognize are conscious of by observation and by experience and believe adhere to and put faith in and rely on the love God cherishes for us God is love and he who dwells and continues in love dwells and continues in God and God dwells and continues in him In this [union and communion with Him] love is brought to completion and attains perfection with us that we may have confidence for the day of judgment [with assurance and boldness to face Him] because as He [Christ] is so are we in this world 1 John 4:16-17 AMPC I cherish and nurture the tenderness that is possible in the Lord to draw close to Him He truly responds and draws close to me Jam 4:8 The wonder in life that I a mere human being can be drawn so close to Him and can live in continual dialogue with the Lord God is astounding It is a treasure to behold The capacity to be able to live in continual dialogue with the one who IS Love and of whose Love and Life rises up from deep within is entirely beyond words This same Love strengthens me moves me and carries me along 2 Pet 1:21 He clothes me of His very Self I delight and long for the living Word of God proceeding into my soul from the mouth of God Deut 8:3 Matt 4:4 To live in intimacy with the Father hearing His Voice and receiving from Him throughout my whole day To grow in tangible awareness of His Presence upon my life just as Jesus there is no greater pursuit Living in continual dialogue and in continual nurtured experience of Jesus my friend and my King who died for me This is His dream being realised in me! John 17:24 It doesnt matter what station of life we are in there is always more in God There is always abundantly more than we can ever think or dream in Him 1 Cor 2:9-10 Eph 2:20 There is always more to participate in draw from and be equipped in by the Lord your God I prefer to be raised in continual communion in the Holy Ghost as I go about my daily life I prefer to continually draw from the Living Waters of the Spirit of God for the rich nourishment of my soul and for the opening of the vision of my eyes 2 Kings 6:17 I therefore set my eyes and my soul as flint upon Him in Jesus Name Is 50:7 The joining to the Vine John 15 in the secret places of your heart drawing the Kingdoms richness into your life cannot help but flow like a river from your life Choosing then to have the eyes of your soul not set on the cares of this world not set on what your eyes see or your ears hear but set more decidedly in the Love of God This allows you to draw increasingly from His Love into your world the manifest realities of the Presence of God of whom so gracefully comes upon you and powerfully outworks from your life Scripture: Zeal for your house consumes me Psalm 69:9 NIV All things are within are contained in the Love of God there are no secondary root pursuits To treasure and delight in this one thing: the Love of God To see and carry a greater measure of Him this is His dream concerning us all I treasure and delight in the Love of God that I might dwell and abide deeper in Him John 15:4-7 I desire no break of communion with Him of any measure but only to have our communion continually enriched and strengthened Be aware of the schemes of the Evil One for he is purposed to use any method to separate you from the Joy Is 12:3 and the Voice of the Lord your God His intent is always the same trying to come between you and the outpouring Glory of the Father and keep you from freely drawing from His Rich Reserves As in the tap-root of a tree make a decisive step to set your confidence in the Lord Lay your life in the Hands of the Father and watch His Hand work in ways that are truly wonderful John 16:24 The Love of God and the Presence of God are one and the same There are no secondary root pursuits for all is contained in the Love of God Within the Love of God we are guided and provided all things: for this life on earth for the ministry of His Kingdom for the outpouring of the Holy Ghost and the Resurrection Power of God I personally dream to actively participate in the Gifts and the Resurrection Power of God but these are not secondary pursuits These things of the Will of Revelation of Ministry of the Fruits and Gifts of God are not separate pursuits All is contained all is found and drawn from within the Love of God Our love set in the Love of God simply draws Him for He is Love 1 John 4:16 Pray this small prayer Lord I long to hear your Voice I long for the Words that proceed from the mouth of God Lord please help me live in the freedom of heart and soul that you shed your Blood to achieve for me Lord the freedom in the Holy Ghost is wonderful please help me remain and abide here all the moments of my life I seek your Face and wait upon the Lord thank you Lord for achieving this in me In Jesus Name Amen
Day #3: Freedom in Christ The Rest of the Lord Scripture: Come to Me all you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest Take my yoke upon you and learn from me for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls For my yoke is easy and my burden is light Matt 11:28-30 NIV Come to Jesus and He will give you Rest for your soul Jesus the Word made flesh John 1:14 spoke the Gospel by what He both said and by what He did Though He was baptised and filled with the Spirit like you and I He still retained a strong need and desire to spend time with the Person of God in the secret places of His life Jesus regularly went aside to seek the Presence of the Father and sitting at His feet He was ministered to by the Living Word that proceeds from the mouth of God Deut 8:3 Jesus hungered Matt 4:4 for the Voice of God that by nature ministers and nurtures the soul of man I have food that you know nothing about John 4:32 John 5:37 42 There is a pattern here for us the Greats of the Bible sought the Presence of God just as Jesus did For example with the same zeal Jesus own forefather king David was famous for longing for the Presence of God to abide in His Courts Ps 84:10 Ps 42:1‐2 There is a culture we see of regularly seeking the Face of the Father in prayer and fasting Daniel is known for his culture of prayer and fasting Dan 10 He is also known for capturing the heart of a king and a nation of whom stood by at the Lions Den The Fathers Presence and Voice sought for in the secret places of your heart comes upon your life and fills all the gaps in the souls of man The issues common to man are washed away: fear anxiety guilt loneliness stress depression oppression emptiness worthlessness hopelessness and brokenness are all replaced by the Voice the Presence and the Might of the Lord And He gives you a place among these standing here Zech 3:1‐7 The Cross truly rescues and saves the souls of man and raises you in such high standing It is possible that you can instigate meeting with the Father and be raised to walk freely into His Courts whenever you like and come out carrying His Presence This regardless of your station of life Luke 4:14 Intimacy has a nature about it: never being disconnected in your commune in the Lord As you go in and sit at His feet and have Him come upon your life in His wonder I tell you your vision shifts as does your demeanour Do you realise just how much the Father longs to meet with you? So much so that He sent His Son to die on the Cross He also gave the precious gift of the Holy Spirit as the bridge that guides you in the deepening and broadening of your connection with the Father Rom 8:26 John 17:24 Be encouraged the Father longs to meet with you and is Jealous for you to long to meet with Him Ex 34:14 This is a very important powerful and beautiful part of our Christian walk: you can meet with your Saviour and eat together with Him one on one anytime you wish Rev 3:20 You an ordinary Christian can meet with the King of kings and abide regularly in His Presence at His table and partake with Him throughout all your days A heart of invitation seeking the Presence of God Behind closed doors in regular private prayer and fasting seek the Fathers visit afresh and anew again today For Him to come visit whenever He likes Fasting to me is a physical form of prayer that expresses earnest and honest intent Experience now tells me that God Himself responds and breaks strongholds and answers the dreams of your heart Personally I needed to fast to help express the deep longing and my earnest desire for the Lord For I had neither the vocabulary nor the patience to sit still and pray let alone the ability to wait upon the Lord Now His Presence has become so wonderful I cant leave and dont want to Now with an increasing vocabulary I cant stop writing to try to capture the prayers coming from deep groanings in my spirit Rom 8:26 This open invitation now has Him visiting me because He wants to even in the least expected places I never want to leave His Presence regardless of how busy I am or what I face in front of me each day but delight to remain in Him I only fast all the more for I am now even more hungry for Him The simple child‐like love Matt 18:3 the longing of your soul draws the Father dearly close for your Father is drawn to your love – because He is Love Nothing else brings or draws the Presence of God not your labour your knowledge achievements position or noble requests Rev 2:5 Only a simple toddler‐like love Ps 8:2 faith and hunger for the Person of your Father Just as you are nappy and all ! Seeking the Face of your Father leaving your cares and hopes aside enables you to abide in the Rest of the Lord Within this Rest there is the Freedom the Equipping and the Reserves of Heaven – the Voice of God To dwell in cares is to set your heart and faith in this life for what your eyes can see and what your hands can achieve But to release your life and your cares into Christ in preference for His Presence and His Hand upon your life this is to open your heart to an ever deepening awareness of Him and an increasing ability to liberally draw from His Rich Reserves 1 Cor 2:9 AMPC Be anxious for nothing Phil 4:6‐7 AMPC but if anything be anxious and eager for the manifest Presence of the Lord your God Retaining a deep hunger for the Words that come from the mouth of the Lord To retain a heart free of care is to enter the Freedom of Christ that you are called to Gal 5:1 For Christ was crucified to set you free This Freedom this entering into His Rest allows you to be able to draw from the Father in such continual ease Lift up your eyes unto the Lord trust Him trust His Word His character and His Promises Prefer Him and His Presence His Voice and His plans for your life over all the issues and desires that this life has to offer Your Father by nature is the fulfiller of dreams … so delight yourself in Him instead Ps 37:4 The most powerful thing that you possess is your ability to praise Jesus for the Blood that He shed and seek the manifest Presence of God Learn to draw from Him continuously for your sake and for that of your world If you only knew the plans that God has for you even in a small part you would fall on your knees with deepest of tears Allow His regular Presence to begin to open your eyes Choose to lay all your cares upon Him 1 Pet 5:7 regardless of how intense they are treasuring His Voice in your soul and His Presence upon your life with praise rising up in your heart and upon your lips Your hope in the Lord your God your Abba Father enters the Most Holy Place behind the Curtain right into the Heart of God Heb 6:18‐20 Pray this small prayer Lord I thank you for the gift of Rest that is available in you Lord I recognise the value of this Rest this deep spiritual principle of the Word of God Lord please fulfil this Rest in me may your Rest come upon me Lord life has its issues there is always something to be caught up in But I long for the Fruits of Heaven I long for the manifestation of Heaven in my life the fullness of that of which you died to bring I by choice enter the Rest of the Lord that you may rise up in me Thank you Jesus Amen
Day #4: Freedom in Christ The Rest of the Lord cont Scripture: For we who have believed do enter that rest as He has said: So I swore in My wrath They shall not enter My rest although the works were finished from the foundation of the world Hebrews 4:3 NKJV Break this Scripture down: we who have believed do enter that rest To believe is to enter the Rest of the Lord To know Him and to trust Him to walk life intimately aware of Him with you and in you Remember without faith it is impossible to please God … but … He rewards those who earnestly seek Him Heb 11:6 As roots are rewarded in their earnest seeking for nutrients so are you in your earnest seeking of the Person of God Becoming intimately aware and increasingly sensitive of the Fathers Presence upon your life just as Christ Jesus born of the same Image and Likeness as He 2 Cor 3:18 Within the Rest of God there is such a freedom of soul that changes your life from the inside out 2 Cor 3:17 All that you do think and feel is now charged and inspired by the Spirit rising within you From within this freedom you are able to liberally draw from the Goodness of the Lord your God day and night regardless of what this life presents you Scripture: Now the Lord is the Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom 2 Cor 3:17 NIV Praying for the Fathers help and involvement with one hand but with the other hand clinging to the cares Ps 37 Hos 7:14 of this life is an expression of doubt in your Father Mark 11:23 Matt 21:21 James 1:5-8 NLT Believers enter the Rest and Freedom of the Spirit The Rest and Freedom that comes upon you as you wait upon the Lord is deeply life changing And it comes not contrived by human effort but gifted of the Holy Ghost Jesus holds all the cards unless you declare Him insufficient Jesus is King unless you with the God-given power of free-will choose to rule over your own life instead We all have the natural tendency though a Christian to continue to bear the fruits of your own flesh But with the opportunity presented to you you can choose to enter into the Rest of the Lord and abide in Him instead This welcomes the Presence of God to manifest bearing the Fruits of God abundantly in your life The demon will try to bring forms of anxiety in order to make you B-U-S-Y in your soul Burdened Under Satans Yolk The demon will come in opportune times Luke 4:13 and bring smoke screens of cares and fears and lust But regardless of how real they are there is Power in praising the Name of Jesus instead and enjoying His Presence that comes upon you The demon by default works to try to separate you from the Love of God to come between you and the Freedom and Rest of the Lord The answer is simple: 1 submit and make Jesus King daily 2 in praise lay your cares into His capable hands and 3 abide in His manifest Presence allowing the Spirit to minister into your life and rise up within you The Spirit of God Himself will raise a standard against the Enemy and the issues of life that come against you bringing His Hand to bear more active and increasingly evident Is 59:19-21 Ps 84 Ps 8:2 Choose to delight yourself in the Lord rather than dwell in cares Enter into praise and thanksgiving Ps 100:4 and allow His Presence to overflow your cup Ps 23:5‐6 In doing so you become free to participate with and regularly draw from your miracle working Father in ALL circumstances of life and ministry Is 54:17 That you may no longer operate out of your flesh: striving to build up with one hand according to your own vision and understanding but messing things up with the other But earnestly seek the Presence of God made manifest in your soul and He will outpour in all you say and do prospering all that you set your hand to Deut 30:9 Ps 1:3 1-2-3 steps to entering the Presence of God: Phil 4:6-7 NKJV 1 Praise Jesus for His Blood shed in gratitude: Be anxious for nothing… 2 Seek His Presence manifest: in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God … 3 Experience His Presence: and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus There are things in life that are completely out of your hands completely out of your capacity to do anything about Overwhelming issues of life and impossible tasks Jesus is teaching you not to be anxious about them He is raising you instead in the Love Might and Glory of God that you might intercede against them bringing the Kingdom of God to bear Matt 6:10 This is part of the Good News of our Lord and Saviour Christ Jesus the Hand of God upon your life and His Hand being moved by the prayers of mere men 2 Cor 10:4 Gain the perspective of Heaven and no longer the perspective of this world John 3:5-8 AMPC This world that has God reduced to the size of a thumbnail and the possibility of intimacy so distant it is not even pursued Dwell and gain the perspective of where you are now seated as a son or daughter of the Living God Eph 2:6 Being personally raised in the Courts of God in the truth of the Gospel that all things are possible that the Father hears and listens intently to your prayers and responds! Choose to root yourself in the Love of God first then pray Choose to root yourself in the Love of God first then go about life Pray this small prayer Lord I believe but please help me in my unbelief I really believe but struggle in the how the when and the where But I choose to hand you my life in order to abide in this Rest as you have called me to I choose to believe in you and remain here even as the issues of life that come I choose to remain I choose to abide in the Vine and not be separate from you in any way or any form I rest in the fact that you are Trustworthy and I give you the keys of my life In Jesus Name Amen
Day #5: Freedom in Christ Faith is now! The fact that you can live intimate in the Holy Ghost is astounding That you can live and be raised as a little child by the Living God close and tender in the Holy Spirit Aware of His Presence and His Voice in your soul rising up in you every day A few years ago after a number of years of anguish and distress I went to visit family for Christmas At the Christmas meal I was so raw in soul that I had to get up and leave and I went for a walk After a couple of hours I found a tree to sit under and I turned my heart in the Lord The Lord shared something very special to me that day strengthen and simplify your life: love the Lord your God with all your heart with all your soul with all your strength and with all your mind Luke 10:27 What was powerful for me was this: the love that God requires from us or better said what we require in order to function properly is 100% in the Lord The wording all your heart soul strength and mind means just that – there is nothing left over All my loves hopes and fears are fully replaced and otherwise fully directed in Him Knowing full well however that He will give me capacity and guide me in the very next thing even the very next step What the Lord was showing me that day became my anchor point it became a place of great release and strength The Lord had me ponder this thought for a full year With all my love daily placed in the Him He was now free to manage all my loves all my hopes and all my cares because I have finally released them all to Him My love set fully in the Lord is replaced with His Love fully set in me nothing withheld In place of my love He gives me His capacity to love even as the Father Loves And He personally takes full charge and manages in every detail the building and raising me in Himself John 6:45 Guiding also each step of life that I take one moment at a time With my heart and my soul simplified and completely decluttered I entered into what I see now as the Rest and the Freedom of the Lord Heaven began to open up so richly and increasingly every day I therefore guard so intently now to always retain this my first love held in the Lord Rev 2:1-5 Freedom of soul: when your spirit is not free you cannot attract the Spirit of God you cannot be sensitive or be conscious of the Holy Ghost When your spirit is not free you are unable to feel or be aware of the dynamic and active nature of the Spirit of God within you When you pray you can pray religiously emulating words of which you think you should pray that might bring results from the Father However the only thing that moves the Heart of the Father is prayer rooted in Faith Rom 8:26-27 You can pray but retain a worry as though you havent prayed at all Be encouraged to set your heart at rest in His Presence 1 John 3:19 NIV For otherwise when you pray who are you praying to? It is possible to pray with your heart and trust in a completely different place then to whom your mouth is speaking Uttering prayers in the name of One that your heart is not abiding in Gain therefore an attitude of prayer abiding in the unbroken communion of the Lord A failure to act faith nullifies your prayer A believer resides in the Father and remains in Him he does not yell out with requests from a faraway land but prays from within the Fathers Presence To act faith is now faith is in the present rest is in the present and trust is in the present Dwelling NOW in the Presence of the Lord Faith believes now faith acts now faith confesses now and faith receives now Faith is abiding in the One who is Faithful whilst praying to the One with whom you are seated The Fathers desire is to co-operate with you and to lift the load together To work together sit together eat together share together and dwell together When your spirit is at Rest in the Lord you are free to co-operate fully in the Lord From the Presence of the Lord where you dwell and are seated you can pray and intercede for the needs that you see and that are presented to you day by day With an attitude of absolute trust trust that Jesus is now working out the answer that He is now fighting on your behalf If your spirit is not free when you pray to the Lord you are praying based in doubt Jam 1:5-8 NLT Be encouraged: faith doesnt originate in you but originates in Christ Jesus It is the faith of Jesus that God responds to The quiet assurance and Voice in your soul that rises up generating a deep rest and confidence in the Lord The Faith OF Jesus planted in you by the Spirit of God Galatians 3:22 KJV : 1 Coming to believe in Christ Jesus my faith 2 I can receive the Promise 3 And live by the Faith OF Jesus Christ His Faith When you simply choose to love God as a toddler loves and runs to His Papa you abide in His arms and He shares continuously with you He regularly comes and visits you and spends time with you The residue of His Grace and Love that follows is simply wonderful and irreplaceable You can remain in His Presence all day long and He shares of Himself in you becoming who you are Taking of what is His and making it yours John 16:14-15 AMPC Blessed assurance … His Faith and Love powerfully remains in you beating alive in your soul Not of your own conjuring up talent or mental prowess but planted by the Holy Ghost of whom is rising up in you Until your heart be free of care you are limited in your sensitivity and awareness of the Presence of God You remain unable to draw liberally from the Power and Reserves of Heaven according to the measure that God has established for you Another form of the Reserves of Heaven would be the Wells of Salvation Is 12:3 The Wells of Salvation are just that a well to be drawn from They are Waters that a little child in God can liberally go and draw from day and night at leisure From within the place of his abode in the Loving Tender and Mighty arms of the Father The key is in the going it is in the attitude of appropriating what is yours and not idly sitting by expecting Life to come to you The most powerful prayer that you can ever utter to the Lord is this: thank you Jesus In a heart tender and in tears before the Lord as the Holy Spirit comes upon you once again Pray this small prayer Lord I long to live in close relationship in the Lord Please draw me closer please guide my soul my mind and my flesh I rest my life into your Hands for I deeply desire your purposes in me fulfilled Lord I choose to abide in the Freedom of the Spirit so that I might be raised to live free and full of the Holy Ghost I am so poor in spirit in mind of soul and of flesh but Lord you are so rich Please bond-tie us together Thank you for fulfilling your Purposes in me In Jesus Name Amen
Day #6: Freedom in Christ Walking in the Spirit Everything in our Christian walk needs to be based and drawn from the Spirit and not from the flesh Not mans intellect wisdom or strength Zech 4:6 We love the Lord and work to honour Him the best we know how in our own strength understanding and doctrine Prov 3:5 But what the Father seeks is the Spirit of God within you rising up and doing His Work John 14:10 honouring the Son through you John 14:12-14 with His Strength Understanding and Love The Power of God is of the Holy Spirit and not of our own flesh John 6:63 Therefore the path of the Spirit is the root of the Christian walk If you truly wish to be successful it is of great encouragement to develop a culture of earnestly seeking the Presence of God To keep in step and remain walking in step with the Spirit of God Gal 5:16-26 and the abundant and rich benefits it brings The Lord speaks to you when your heart is yearning to be close in Him He leads you and helps you to be able to walk in step with Him as you live with a heart of invitation for Him When you earnestly seek the Presence of the Lord upon your life the Spirit of God Himself aligns your heart with that of the Fathers HIS Love His Faith His Rest rises in you … and what are these but the Fruits of the Spirit Bearing more the likeness of Him and dwelling where He is right here and now Not just in word doctrine or faith but in manifest tangible realities that you can feel taste and see Take regular time aside in the Lord Meditate in His Word praise Him in song keep a pen and paper handy and invite Him to come visit you again Bask in His Presence and behold a new measure of His Glory upon your life returning back with Him as you go about your daily life Whether youre a house mum a student a worker or in ministry make greater place for Jesus to rise up in you and for the Spirit to glorify the Father through you Allow for a greater participation of the Goodness of God to liberally flow into your life your family and all you set your hands to There is a Rest in the Lord that is planted by the Spirit and nurtured by the Father that remains even in the midst of the strongest of storms It comes in the form of confidence A deep confidence that is given seeded in you by the Spirit of God of whom you seek and where of whom you reside From this place of Rest and confidence you can freely draw from the Love Anointing Power Might and Glory of God even to calm the very real storms of life – with a word This Rest is not from your own striving but is planted within you by the Spirit of God of whose you are and within whom you choose to dwell day by day This is the moral of the story of Jesus sleeping at Rest in the boat in the midst of a storm Scripture: a parable of Rest On the same day when evening had come He said to them Let us cross over to the other side Now when they had left the multitude they took Him along in the boat as He was And other little boats were also with Him And a great windstorm arose and the waves beat into the boat so that it was already filling But He was in the stern asleep on a pillow And they awoke Him and said to Him Teacher do You not care that we are perishing? Then He arose and rebuked the wind and said to the sea Peace be still! And the wind ceased and there was a great calm But He said to them Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith? And they feared exceedingly and said to one another Who can this be that even the wind and the sea obey Him! Mark 4:35-41 NKJV The demon is vehemently opposed to you walking in the Freedom the Power and the fullness of the Spirit of God For with your root set in the Lord nothing can stand against you for God is with you And upon your mouth you have the Words of Life to heal to the raise the dead to cast out demons and calm storms The Father desires to Anoint you in His Presence to: set the captives free to break every foul grip and stronghold of the Evil One Shy away from doubting the Lord doubting His capacity His Love or His Word Faith is not about you what it really is about is how big and how willing God is in your eyes Doubt has its roots in looking at your own capacity and how the god of this age has reduced the Father down to a distant impersonal and indifferent God That you are an abandoned child an orphan and God is a very distant reality This is not the truth that the Gospel speaks of but is the doctrine spoken and insinuated by the spirit of religion spoken in the culture of your mind or through the mouths of others The moment you choose to believe the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ you are connected with the One who is Faithful Whos voice do you choose to listen to? For it comes down to who you willing to believe Scripture: When you ask him be sure that your faith is in God alone Do not waver [no hesitating no doubting AMP] for a person with divided loyalty split loves is as unsettled as the waves of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord Their loyalty is divided root between God and the world and they are unstable in everything they do James 1:5-8 NLT There is a right way for those really difficult times or seasons that come upon us all The issues of life that come with such anxiety worry fear and distress The most powerful weapon in the universe is in your capacity to praise the Name of Jesus rather than wail upon your bed Hos 7:14 The most powerful way to fight against the cares of this world coming upon you is to start praising the Name of Jesus and seeking His Face in the closed cupboard Matt 6:6 Simply tell Him: I love you Jesus thank you Jesus I want more of you Jesus I need you Jesus please Lord more of you and less of me I long for you Lord my heart cries out for the Living God please come and manifest anew and afresh in me today The greatest weapon against anything that you might face is praise and gratitude for the Blood that was shed for you Christ Jesus rises up on your behalf the walls of strongholds are broken down Times of the wilderness are coming to an end and you find yourself crossing over and entering into the Promises of God prepared for you Free to walk and participate in them all In choosing to come and praise Jesus from your heart you simply find sickness stress and the worries start leaving as Jesus Himself comes upon you With a heart of honest praise unto the Lord Jesus Himself comes and brings you deep assurance in your soul that He is at work on your behalf Though a battle may yet ensue He places a mysterious Rest in your soul A deep sense of confidence that He is working on it for you and is guiding you through Praise is the most powerful gift in the universe for it breaks every stronghold especially when mixed with fasting Matt 17:21 Pray this small prayer Lord I deeply desire to live led by the Spirit of God not my flesh Please forgive me for being so naturally inclined to the flesh even though my soul longs for you I choose to have faith in God alone I choose to draw from the Spirit alone Lord I long to participate in the Spirit of God that you may pour out through my life I therefore sink the root of my soul into the Spirit that you may burst through my life In Jesus Name Amen
Day #7: Freedom in Christ To Live as Christ in the World To seek the Father as Jesus did to love the Father with the same love and the same zeal as His own Son You have the same opportunity as Christ Jesus to spend time in the Lord The same opportunity to go aside into the lonely place and sit in the Presence of the Father to be ministered to by Him and have the Glory of God come upon you You have the same capacity and opportunity of the deepest of intimacy in the Lord God as Christ Jesus By the Blood shed for you you have the same rights to the Love of God as His own Son The same rights as a son to participate with the Father in the greatest of intimacy tenderness and confidence This parable of Jesus calming the waters Mark 4:35-41 is an active demonstration of one who believes and lives as Christ Jesus One who has entered and abides in the Rest of the Lord born a son or daughter of the Living God Scripture: As Christ is so are we in this world 1 John 4:16-17 AMPC Jesus led the way so that you are able to abide in the Rest and the Anointing of the Lord as He Jesus dwelled in the Rest of the Lord and this same Rest allowed Him to sleep even in the midst of storms that He faced for His love security and care was in the Father Ps 91:9-13 From this same place of Rest He was equipped to speak over the circumstances of life and calm the storms This is the same for you and I for Jesus Himself solemnly prophesied over the lives of all future disciples that you will do even greater works than He if only you believe John 14:12-14 Matt 21:22 Scripture: Dont you believe that I am in the Father and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority Rather it is the Father living in me who is doing his work John 14:10 NIV … I assure you and most solemnly say to you anyone who believes in Me [as Savior] will also do the things that I do and he will do even greater things than these [in extent and outreach] because I am going to the Father And I will do whatever you ask in My name [as My representative] this I will do so that the Father may be glorified and celebrated in the Son If you ask Me anything in My name [as My representative] I will do it John 14:12-14 AMPC To enter the Rest of the Lord is to abide in the Love of God free as a son or daughter of the Almighty Dwelling and remaining in the Presence and Courts of God regardless of the circumstances of life by choice and by rights Dwelling in the Heart of the Father where the Spirit of God shares in you the secret things of His Heart The Word of God proceeding from the mouth of God into your soul just as it was in Jesus life on earth The Temple the Kingdom the dwelling place of God is in the secret place of your heart Retaining the Joy of the Lord allows you to draw from the Wells of Salvation Is 12:3 Dwelling in the Love of God gives you access to the secret and hidden things of the Lord of whom dwells within you Prov 20:5 Therefore you must guard your heart for it is the Well Spring of Life Prov 4:23 and with insight you can draw from the deep waters the concealed matters of God Prov 25:2 1 Cor 2:7 These things of the heart this dwelling place of the Lord needs to be guarded and protected What then do you need to guard yourself from but from the cares of this life and from the demon that only wants to steal and keep the manifest Life and Promises of God from being fulfilled in you Matt 13:22 The written Word is telling you about the Promises of God concerning you The proceeding Word His Voice Deut 8:3 Matt 4:4 is the Father making manifest these written Promises in your spirit in your soul in your mind and in your flesh A personal prayer Lord I pray and fast for the continual manifestation of the Presence and Love of God upon my life Lord in my flesh I do not resemble Heaven at all Lord I need the tangible realities of the Spirit of God continually made manifest in me I cannot function nor do I desire to without your Goodness resting upon my life for only you make me resemble Heaven at all Lord I long for your Voice the mystery and wonder of the Spirit resting upon my life and rising from within I long for your ministering grace thank you Holy Ghost Lord I cannot live or operate without your continual Presence at work in me If there is anything I choose to be anxious for is your Presence active tangible and manifest in my life for it is both needed and beautiful to behold But I now realise that this is the way it is supposed to be this is the Pre-Fall walking in the Lord that Christ has gained and achieved for us all Pre-Fall walking with the Father: This is the way of the original Creation this is the way of the Spirit: your roots in the Vine continually reaching in and continually drawing from the Branch Is 11 Continually receiving drawing and being transferred into you by the Lord God Almighty Living in continual communion in Him is the way the Lord has created you from the Beginning and it is His longing since the Fall This is why He sent His Son to die on the Cross for you so that you may be truly re-joined in Him He yearns for you to come to a point of yearning for Him for yearning is a hunger that continually reaches in for what God has established for you Drawing nutrition like the roots of a plant of which by natural ease form the leaves and fruit of the Glory of God Scripture: Abide in Me and I in you As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine neither can you unless you abide in Me I am the vine you are the branches He who abides in Me and I in him bears much fruit for without Me you can do nothing If anyone does not abide in Me he is cast out as a branch and is withered and they gather them and throw them into the fire and they are burned If you abide in Me and My words abide in you you will ask what you desire and it shall be done for you By this My Father is glorified that you bear much fruit so you will be My disciples John 15:4-8 NKJV Pray this small prayer Father thank you for the capacity that I can live as Christ in the earth Lord that I can walk in the same close relationship with you as Jesus walked That I can live in open dialogue walking and talking with you Being raised in the Spirit of God Please help me become as my Lord and Saviour to live truly as a son of God in spirit in soul in mind and in deed In Jesus Name Amen
Day #8: Freedom in Christ Jesus Life A question to ask in the life of Jesus was the Presence and Person of God a remote and an intangible reality for Him as He ministered in the world? Of course it was highly tangible continually active and dynamic He lived acutely aware of the Presence of our Father at work in His life and He saw Him and heard His Voice all the moments of His Life Only at the time when the sin of the world was placed upon Him and He cried out to the Father why have you forsaken me? It was only at this time that His awareness of His Fathers Presence was absent Jesus lived in a continual awareness dialogue and communion with the Father And because of what He HAS achieved for you on the Cross you too are fully capable of just the same as little babes in Christ Matt 18:3 The same Seed has been placed within you to grow into full maturity For you are of the same Root the same Stump of Jesse Is 11:1-10 the same Vine John 15 of the same Spirit and born of the same Kingdom The only difference is the office of Jesus – only He is the King only He is the Saviour only He is the Christ However He has made you by rights just like Him You are a New Creation in Christ Jesus 2 Cor 5:17 You are born of the same Blood you are born of the same Family seated in the same Place Eph 2:6 and drawing from the same Source tap-root And you are called by the Father to do as Jesus did bearing in likeness the image of His Son 2 Cor 3:18 Jesus even said that it is better that He goes John 16:7 so that you might fulfil the full Purpose of God through the Spirit of God gifted you Making you like Him in heritage in faith in nature in deeds and in communion in the Father Jesus on earth lived in the closest relationship with the Father John 1:18 NIV This same gift has been gifted you and through the intimacy developed in the Presence of God you can grow in the deepest of relationship with the Father and come make Him known in your world For as Christ is so are you in the world 1 John 4:17 You are able to live in the deepest and the intimate Presence of the Father and make Him known through the Father rising up in you John 1:18 AMPC Just as in the life of our Lord and our Saviour Christ Jesus It doesnt matter where you are what time it is or what is happening in your life you are able to be with Jesus and spend time with Him You know in the time of the Gospels people went miles into the wilderness to spend time with Jesus Matt 14:13‐21 Luke 9:10‐17 To sit at His feet to hear His voice John 10:27 and to be with Him Mark 3:14 John 17:24 It is what Jesus personally gives you when you spend time with Him that is most valuable Keep a watchful eye for the Lord Hab 2:1-2 : spend time with Jesus in the private place Matt 6:6 in praise in meditating on His Word and with a heart of waiting upon Him Luke 12:37 Is 40:31 NKJV Expressing honest longing and yearning for Him to visit whenever and however He wishes Being content just to wait for Him to come visit you again sharing Luke 12:37 manifesting and revealing of Himself to you once more John 14:21 That you might be able to think and see walk and talk do and say even as Jesus Even to His full image and stature for the building up of the Body of Christ Eph 4:12-13 ESV Christ Jesus as the first Christian forged the way for you and I He died for one primary reason to produce many seeds of Life just like Himself John 12:24 that you too may bear the likeness of Christ Jesus in heritage nature and deed 2 Cor 3:18 Col 3:9-10 GNB Jesus is the first Seed Rom 8:29 of many brethren and in this world by the Blood of the Cross you have the same capacity to live in the fullness of the Holy Ghost as He For as Jesus is so are you in the world 1 John 4:16-17 AMPC Let no demon or angel of light 2 Cor 11:14 steal this away from you Scripture: What eye has not seen and ear has not heard and has not entered into the heart of man [all that] God has prepared made and keeps ready for those who love Him [who hold Him in affectionate reverence promptly obeying Him and gratefully recognizing the benefits He has bestowed] [Isa 64:4 65:17 ] Yet to us God has unveiled and revealed them by and through His Spirit for the [Holy] Spirit searches diligently exploring and examining everything even sounding the profound and bottomless things of God [the divine counsels and things hidden and beyond mans scrutiny] 1 Cor 2:9-10 AMPC The Freedom of Christ brings a sensitivity to the Spirit of God and to the Voice of God that is so precious and crucial in your walk When you become pregnant with God you deliver God! To enter the Rest of the Lord is not an idle thing a life of inactivity or fruitlessness – it is entirely the opposite It is both liberating and very powerful Is 64:1-4 AMPC To enter the Rest of the Lord is to have your life greatly uplifted enriched by the Love and Presence of the Father rising deeply from within you A pregnancy giving birth to the Goodness of God Entering a freedom of soul that is not of this world but is totally foreign and indescribable And this freedom ushers in such a rich sensitivity to the Holy Ghost and an unlimited capacity to draw from Him With a deep awareness of the Voice of God speaking into the secret places of your soul you live life constantly renewed Its one thing setting your love towards the Lord it is another thing altogether experiencing the Love of God being outpoured upon your life His Love rising tangibly like a Spring from the deep wells of your soul It is one thing investing in praise unto the Lord but another thing altogether being overwhelmed by the Spirit of God bubbling up praise from deep within your soul Its one thing becoming aware that you are seated with Christ in the Heavenly Realms but it is another thing altogether when this becomes a reality for you here and now in the way you think feel and walk That regardless of the circumstances of life you walk and talk from the perspective of where you are now seated As you experience for yourself the Fruits of the Spirit rising within your soul you also begin to experience a greater confidence the Faith and Boldness OF Gal 3:22 KJV Christ Jesus Spending time conscious in your spirit unto the Lord you find yourself under the influence of the Holy Ghost Spending time seeking the Presence of God you find yourself overwhelmed and carried along by the Spirit of God 2 Pet 1:21 Scripture: And it shall come to pass in the last days says God That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy Your young men shall see visions Your old men shall dream dreams And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days And they shall prophesy I will show wonders in heaven above And signs in the earth beneath Acts 2:17-20 NKJV Pray this small prayer Lord please raise me to become deeply sensitive and acutely aware of your Presence upon my life I know this right is mine for as Jesus so am I in the world Lord please guide me in the Secret Place Lord as I turn aside from life and seek your Face please come I offer this invitation for you to visit me afresh and anew each day as a root drive of my heart In Jesus Name Amen
Day #9: Freedom in Christ The Deaf Dancer In the Kingdom believing is possessing what you read in the Word is yours But you need the Spirits help in order to possess the Word Just reading and studying the Word alone is not enough If the Spirit of God does not dominate your heart you cannot do what the Word says you cannot possess it nor can it blossom in your life However the Spirit and the Word are at work together in your life John 4:24 Reverence to Gods Word is crucial for the Spirit will be released to the degree that you yourself stand in reverence of His Word However to walk freely in signs and wonders Heb 2:4 one needs to be grounded and rooted in both the Spirit and the Word of God You cannot emulate love in the same way you cannot emulate faith they are both issues of the heart In order to tap into God into the Trinity residing within this is done through your heart personally turned and set upon the Love of God Possessing the Word of God is an issue of the heart the Word of God given rightful place in your heart activates the Trinity of God dwelling in you The in faith statement that a believer confesses becomes a deeply tangible manifest reality! Emulating others fails you doing only what other Christians do or simply following Christian culture leads you only a very minor distance forward if anything at all Scripture: 20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One and you know all things … 24 Therefore let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning If what you heard from the beginning abides in you you also will abide in the Son and in the Father … 27 But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you and you do not need that anyone teach you but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things and is true and is not a lie and just as it has taught you remain in Him I John 2:20 24 27 Imagine someone who is deaf observing a dancer who is moving to the sound of music The deaf person becoming inspired gets up and endeavours to emulate the moves that he sees but he cannot hear the music Regardless of his natural talent something is truly missing right? Yep he cant hear! The Lord desires to give ears that hear and eyes that see all the more Matt 11:15 What is valuable is hearing the Voice of God developing an ever increasing sensitivity to His Spirit of whom by nature imparts The hearing is developed as you begin to live free in the Holy Ghost as you begin to take full possession of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ Practicing to go aside and wait upon the Lord and from abiding within His Courts Ps 23:1-3 Ps 100:4 the Lord provides an ever-deepening sensitivity and awareness of the Voice of God Sensitive ears come from going into the Secret Place Ps 91:1 the intimate places of the Lord Here the Spirit of the Lord lifts you up as you wait upon the Lord With a heart of gratitude and praise meditating on His Word and personally reach out to Him from deep within your soul He shares and imparts of Himself Living brick by Living brick Therefore when you come to dance you dance to the intricacy of the music through ears that can hear in your soul Through ears that hear and eyes that see and not deafly in emulation of others lest you fall into a ditch that neither of you can see Matt 15:7-9 14 John 21:22 Turn your heart your hearts awareness and consciousness towards the Presence of God He raises you in His Word He teaches revealing to you both speak-able and unspeakable things John 3:12 Hidden things since the beginning of time Matt 13:35 Col 1:26 1 Cor 2:7 the unsearchable things of God Eph 3:8 Rom 11:33 The rising of the Spirit the groaning Rom 8:26-27 of the Holy Ghost within you causes you to draw continually deeper into the heart and ministering grace of the Father Standing therefore in the continual flow of the revelation of God Do you think you are operating in the fullness of God? I tell you what the greatest that you and I can imagine together is but the faintest trickle compared to what the Lord desires to do in you and through you Be encouraged … Separate the voices: the voice of reason the Voice of God and the voice of Satan The Voice of reason is your own constructed thought process The Voice of God is founded in the Love and Life of God The Voice of Satan is lustful prideful hateful and accusative for Satan has come to kill steal and destroy Just because a thought appears spontaneously in your mind it is not from you but either from the giver of Life or from the one that wishes to trap you unto Death Discarding a brother of the Lord I have to raise this so please forgive me for the severity of it : be so very cautious when you speak ill of someone of whom Christ died for For you can restrict and deny the flow of the Holy Ghost in your own life and ministry Matt 7:1-2 Luke 6:37-38 Mark 4:23-25 If in your great righteousness you honestly feel that with the wave of your hand you can operate so short of the Grace of Christ Jesus how do you ever think that the wonders of God will ever be seen by your own hands or will you flow in the revelation of Heaven? Even though you are one with great knowledge what you really know is less than a drop of water compared to the vastness of the open oceans of God Religious righteousness and pride grieves the Spirit of God and causes Him to remain at a distance The same uncompassionate statements falls on those around you of whom the Grace of Christ is at work The words of disdain even from the mouths of leaders gradually drive them out of the church Christ died for them and the Spirit yearns to embrace and heal them But right from within the Presence of God believers break the Fathers Heart as the Cross and the Blood of His Son are trampled underfoot Sometimes it is more constructive just to keep your mouth closed For from the tongue words can spread as a destructive fire burning up all that you are striving to achieve Jam 3:6 1 Cor 3:15 A believer can honour the Father with one hand but deeply dishonour Him with the other As the saying goes go preach the Gospel and if necessary use words The actions that we preach can run severely contrary to our confession The mind poo of your thought life defiles you Matt 15:18 It must be holy Heb 12:14 so that He will not see among you anything indecent and turn away from you Deut 23:13‐14 As you go about your life and ministry it is the heart of the Father to protect you in every way Ps 121:5-8 But the things that you tolerate in your thought life defile you Matt 15:16-20 Deeply welcome the sanctifying nature of the Presence of God Humble yourself and in regular prayer and fasting seeking the Face of God allowing Him to draw you very close The Father desires to raise you and teach you Himself for as the Scriptures say … they will all be taught by God Is 54:13 NKJV He sanctifies you and instructs your soul by His very Grace and continual Presence Pray this small prayer Lord please help me take possession of the Word of God Lord I believe in your Word I receive the Gospel to heart Please forgive me for my inability to walk in the fullness of it but please make me capable Lord I invite you to sow your Word into my soul to make it who I am Please impart yourself in me of myself I cannot do this I know this is true Lord I long for the Word that proceeds from the mouth of God to fill my soul This I hunger for please open my eyes and my ears to receive In Jesus Name Amen
Day #10: Freedom in Christ A Sharp Instrument The Holy Ghost desires to raise you and I that we might have teeth so that you dont have to gum at the issues of life that are presented you An instrument with teeth through whom the Goodness and Glory of God might flow The Holy Ghost wants to show you just how big God is We think we believe God for His greatness but what we are really believing for is but a trickle compared to what He desires and is capable to do in and through you Truly no eye has seen no ear has heard all that God has prepared and keeps ready for those that LOVE HIM and who hold Him in affectionate reverence 1 Cor 2:9 AMPC In the following Scripture we have one of the most powerful prophets in all of history uttering a prophetic word as an encouragement for all who eagerly wait upon their Lord A prayer from the mouth of the Lord spoken through the prophet Isaiah tabled before the Father for all who eagerly seek the Lord Is 40:31 KJV Ps 27:14 Ps 37:7-9 Ps 40:1-3 Luke 12:37 Scripture: OH THAT You would rend the heavens and that You would come down that the mountains might quake and flow down at Your presence – As when fire kindles the brushwood and the fire causes the waters to boil – to make Your name known to Your adversaries that the nations may tremble at Your presence! When You did terrible things which we did not expect You came down the mountains quaked at Your presence For from of old no one has heard nor perceived by the ear nor has the eye seen a God besides You Who works and shows Himself active on behalf of him who [earnestly] waits for Him Isaiah 64:1-4 AMPC The power that is in the culture of turning aside to wait upon the Lord To seek Him out of pure longing and love for Him That as a little child of the Lord God Almighty you can seek His Face from the secret places of your soul to earnestly wait upon the Lord and see the Heavens opened for you That the Father would rend the heavens and His Presence would come down showing Himself active on your behalf What are cares but problems and desires rising up of varying intensity Realise that the Holy Spirit is intent on raising you to become one that thinks acts and sees as Christ Jesus From even the very same perspective as He that you might become one of whom moves mountains Mark 11:23 Through the same prophet Isaiah God says that I will help you behold I will make you a new instrument with teeth to turn even the mighty mountains into chaff Is 41:13-18 In the Gospels Jesus uses such wording concerning you such as assuredly whoever believes can say to even cares of the impossible size of mountains be lifted up and cast into the sea And He only continues in saying therefore I say to you whatever things you ask when you pray believe that you receive them and you will have them Mark 11:22-24 Let this picture be painted a little clearer It is better to be filled with the Love of God than the cares of this world For either you have the Love of God bearing His fruit in your life or the cares anxieties and desires of this life forming their fruit in your life The cares of this life are cyclic and are perpetually reoccurring but the Power of God is not in them at all! God listens intently moves and responds to prayers rooted in FAITH and not prayers of word alone With your heart set on cares of this world there is a misalignment within your soul For you are drawing from what your heart is set on Matt 6:21 – the world! The Power of God does not dwell in the world where your heart is set so when you pray who are you praying to? For your heart is not set in the same place your mouth is professing Realise that God is more aware of the words in the secret places of your soul than the actual words of your mouth Luke 6:45 Mark 7:23 Matt 5:28 for they are the truth of you For God so loved the world that He gave His own Beloved Son John 3:16 His Presence raises within you a deep love for the world And it is a Love that is ready to die in order to bring the Life of Christ Rev 12:10-11 Through this very same Love God equips you with the Glory of Heaven that Life may pour from you like a river This liberal flow of the Power of God is based in the same Love of God that abides in you By choice you can turn and set your heart your love and your hopes in Him love to Love hand in Hand And subsequently be free to inquire of the Lord at any time to draw with ease from the Father for whatever you wish John 15:7 Praising Jesus in the private places of your heart going aside and closing the door in simple praise and hope in Him Hope for Him to come visit you brings a shift in the spiritual realms concerning you especially if it is mixed with fasting Fasting is a spiritual form of communicating firm intent and desire it expresses a humbling before the Lord 1 Kings 21:27-29 I recommend this if you are really hungry for the Lord than fast! The prayers of your heart expressed with fasting shifts something very deep in the Heavenly Realms And the Lord comes and says concerning you since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God your words were heard and I have come in response to them Dan 10 Scripture: For I the LORD your God will hold your right hand Saying to you Fear not I will help you Fear not you worm Jacob You men of Israel! I will help you says the LORD And your Redeemer the Holy One of Israel Behold I will make you into a new threshing sledge with sharp teeth You shall thresh the mountains and beat them small And make the hills like chaff You shall winnow them the wind shall carry them away And the whirlwind shall scatter them You shall rejoice in the LORD And glory in the Holy One of Israel The poor and needy seek water but there is none Their tongues fail for thirst I the LORD will hear them I the God of Israel will not forsake them I will open rivers in desolate heights And fountains in the midst of the valleys I will make the wilderness a pool of water And the dry land springs of water Isaiah 41:13-19 NKJV God is interested in making something of you the purpose of the Father is to raise you up to do mighty exploits in the Lord Dan 11:32 NKJV What are cares and worries but psychological warfare of the Enemy to keep your attention fix and struggling in your flesh and not on the Lord and what He has prepared and keeps ready for you here and now It is time as a soldier of the Living God 2 Tim 2:4 to stand up and within the Presence of the Lord and speak against the Enemy and the anxiety that he brings Regardless of how very real the storms that come upon you … its just a storm Calm it! through the Resurrection Power of Jesus within you Rise up now Rom 8:19 its time to go on the offensive Go out into your world and set the captives free the oppressed the sick and the lost from the grip of the Enemy in Jesus Name! starting within your own soul Acts 10:38 Pray this small prayer Lord please take me by your Hand and lead me in the things of Heaven of the Kingdom of God Lord I raise my hands to you please pick me up Please carry me into the precious things of God Please shape me please raise me as a Father please fashion me by you own hands Mould me shape me to be able to carry your Glory Please abide in me in the Glory of your Presence that you might do mighty works in and through me In Jesus Name Amen
Day #11: Temple of God The Temple of God Opening Scriptures: 1 HE WHO dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand] Psalm 91:1 AMPC 2 Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies to silence the foe and the avenger Psalm 8:2 NIV I would like to paint a picture here a parable that helps express the value of seeking the manifest Presence of God Becoming one acquainted and known within the Courts of God and instigate a meeting in the Lord You a mere man a dot in the universe can meet with the Creator whenever you like how much you like and as often as you like according to your own hunger and desire Visualise for yourself the Temple of God the ancient Temple of Solomon of which was modelled after that which is in Heaven Heb 8:5 Picture for yourself the Outer Court the Inner Court with the Alter the Holy Place and then the Holy of Holies the Most Holy Place Bring this visual Temple replica into the New Testament under Christ this is the realm of which you now have full access to and can remain in dwell in and enter anytime you like Not the physical Temple copy a shadow but the original one of which is in Heaven 1 INNER COURT one born and made spotless by the Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ has full rights to enter into the Inner Courts of Heaven ANY time and under ANY circumstance of life Is 44:22 Acts 3:19 Col 1:22 2 THE ALTER out of simple child-like love and earnest longing of heart for your Father A longing for more of the Spirit of God tangible active and made manifest in your life John 3:30 you have the capacity to lay down on the Alter of God ALL guilt of sin In preference for the Presence of the Lord of Glory choosing to lay down all cares fears doubts loves and hopes on the Alter of the Lord Phil 4:6-8 Ps 37:1-9 Handing to the Lord all the burdens Matt 11:28 that are both inside and outside your ability to manage And by choice entrusting all the deep prayers and dreams of your heart Prayers for loved ones prayers for healing all requests and petitions on the Alter of God and in faith and trust giving Jesus FULL charge and rights over them After spending time at the Alter and leaving all things there proceeding then into the Holy Place as a little child a babe before the Father Matt 18:3 With praise on your lips and worship from the depths of your soul Ps 8:2 Matt 21:16 carrying nothing but naked unto the Lord 3 HOLY PLACE entering into the Holy Place just as you are washed clean by the Blood of the Lamb Empty and clear of all cares and responsibilities laid on the Alter And out of pure love your heart set as flint Is 50:7 in the Lord Luke 10:27 Ps 91:14-16 – your first love Rev 2:4 seek and invite His active Presence manifest upon your life With praise and thanksgiving Ps 100:4 delighting yourself in the Lord Ps 37:4 entering the Courts of God and patiently waiting Ps 37:7 Is 40:31 NKJV upon Him And then something truly wonderful happens yet again 4 HOLY OF HOLIES the Presence of God the Spirit of God Christ Jesus Himself comes personally upon you He meets with you His Love washes over you and ministers deep into your soul Luke 12:37 The Spirit ministers into your life taking from the Lord and giving to you Taking of what is His and making it yours John 16:14-15 AMP Ps 32:8 Is 50:4 The Spirit of the Living God takes you by His Hand Is 41:14 and leads you right into the Holy of Holies once again He dresses you in such high standing in the Presence of the Lord Zach 3:1-5 He Anoints you with His Presence and you experience the opening of Gifts and the revealed Promises of God made alive in you In His Presence His Voice flows like a river eyes opened to both the new and the old It is a deeply humbling enriching and truly breathless experience I write about this because the level of which God wishes to participate in your life is far beyond all that anyone can think or imagine What we have now is pale compared to what He desires to lead us into He has a Fire to bring and its up to us to welcome the kindling nature of the Spirit Luke 12:49 Is 40:30 Dont we need God actively and dynamically at work in and through us as the Father was in the Life of Jesus? Doesnt our world need help? Doesnt our world need the outpouring Spirit of God? His Love His Grace and His mighty healing Presence? As Jesus walked the streets with the Anointing and leading of the Holy Ghost upon His life so too can you and I Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the Evil One because God was with Him Acts 10:38 This sets the stage for us too dont we want God with us? If we truly want God with us we need to go to Him first just like Jesus always did Though He is the Son He needed to seek the Presence of the Father to hear His Voice and see His form John 5:37 And by His living actions He showed us how we too can seek the Father to walk and have His Glory come upon us just as He If I really want Jesus with me I need to go to Him My favourite pastime now is going aside in the Lord for a day or more I really look forward to it when I can Fasting and seeking His Face expressing earnest intent waiting for the Lord with no distractions but for some worship music the Bible and a notepad When I return back His Presence is magnified upon me its wonderful His tangible Presence has an overwhelming influence over my life and affects all that I think the way I feel what I say and how I see Nowadays I am no longer frustrated when someone is late for a meeting I am not disappointed if the plane is late or there is some kind of delay For it is a great opportunity in the busy-ness of life to turn my heart towards the Lord and experience Him come as though I never left His Courts Even as I go about my day I can turn my heart my hearts consciousness toward the Lord and He is tangibly right there in an instant I now know that I have only just begun to scratch the surface of what He desires to bring to each believer How much He longs to pour out from His Spirit richly into our lives to bring the Goodness of God into our world The Love Grace and Might of the Lord I pray that this picture is an encouragement for you to value seeking the Presence of the Father more the Presence of God manifest and His works evident active in and through your life in ever-increasing measure Pray this small prayer Lord please lead me into your Holy Place Lord in my weakness I turn to the Lord I lay down all my strengths capacity and knowledge down for in your Presence they are meaningless Please lead me in the Holy of Holies this place of the Anointing of the Lord please minister into my spirit my soul my mind and my flesh I fully recognise I am a mere mortal man a sinner but allow me to participate in this that Christ Jesus was crucified to bring me into Please forgive my foolish pride take me by my hand in Jesus Name Amen
Day #12: Temple of God The Cleft of the Rock Man is not designed to live outside the Love of God but to abide in the fullness of Him His Love Before the Fall of man Adam dwelled in the Love of God and drew from His Goodness living under His protection guidance and healing Presence But in the end he chose to listen to the voice of the Evil One over that of the Fathers However in Christ we now can choose to draw from the fullness of God as was per prior to the Fall For as believers we are no longer ancestrally linked to Adam but can decisively shift our ways unto the new Adam that is Christ Jesus 1 Cor 15:45 Two Scriptures: 1 The LORD said Here is a place by Me and you shall stand on the rock So it shall be while My glory passes by that I will put you in the cleft of the rock and will cover you with My hand while I pass by Ex 33:20-23 2 Then He said Go out and stand on the mountain before the LORD And behold the LORD passed by and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the LORD but the LORD was not in the wind and after the wind an earthquake but the LORD was not in the earthquake and after the earthquake a fire but the LORD was not in the fire and after the fire a still small voice I Kings 19:11-12 Abiding in the Love of God is the Cleft of the Rock for you today The place of the covering of the Lord Ps 91:1 and where you can carry an increasing measure of the Glory of God upon your life 2 Cor 3:18 Abide in the Love of God … Rest in the Love of God … be secure in the Love of God … and draw from the Love of God The Love of God IS the fullness of Him You are able to go to Him with your love and draw from His Love at all times ie the fullness of Him As Jesus expressed His full love by gladly laying down His life for you Heb 12:2 learning to fully lay down your life allows you to fully bond in Him The more complete that you lay down your life Luke 17:33 the more naked you are before the Lord the more the Father is free to actively participate in your life right here and now In the previous chapter I endeavoured to express a practical picture of approaching the Father in deeper ways To live in experience of being clothed and adorned in the Presence of the Lord as He shows you His Salvation Ps 91:16 Being dressed in the full Armour of God Eph 6:10-18 by His own Hand to do life well your family life your work life and your ministry life Not of your flesh at all but free and full of the Spirit of God in His Wisdom and Understanding His Counsel and Might Bearing in likeness 1 Cor 15:49 the Branch of whom you choose to reside being joined and made one in Him John 17:21 KJV Scripture: There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse And a Branch shall grow out of his roots The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him The Spirit of wisdom and understanding The Spirit of counsel and might The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD Isaiah 11:1-2 NKJV In the old way people travelled for days to visit the Temple of God to enter His Presence except the Holy of Holies This is a similar path for us but in a spiritual form In going‐aside physically previous chapter this paves the way for a deepening communion in the Lord as you go about life A communion that allows you to draw so freely from Him turning your heart consciousness towards Him and in an instant experiencing His Presence and Anointing upon your life even from right in the midst of chaos storms Your spirit-man communicating in the Lord at the same time that your mouth is communicating with a person of whom is right in front of you It is your first love Rev 2:1-5 that truly allows you to bond with the Love of God and this is found and developed in the quiet place The Fathers Love is powerful! … of yourself you can do nothing … BUT … nothing is impossible for God! Be encouraged … your love is a very precious thing destined for your loved ones and even for the care of your own life However the Father who is Love is humbly asking you to trust Him with your first love To give all your love fully over to Him that He might be free to fully participate in your life His consciousness fully fixed and intent upon you Gen 15:1 There is a very still Voice a gentle guiding Voice that you can go seek in the quiet place This Voice however becomes louder and builds you up as you earnestly seek the Lord in spirit John 4:24 from the secret place of your soul He dresses you in His very Presence in the ministering of His quiet Voice His Voice is deeply worth waiting for Satans voice on the other hand is loud oppressive and lustful So as in the physical pilgrimage story of approaching the Temple of God there becomes a spiritual story of approaching the Father of whom has placed His Temple within you As you train your flesh to go aside in the Lord regardless of the happenings of life presented you: regardless of your current success or failure in ministry regardless of the issues of life presented you each day You can develop a deepening ease of going into the Secret Place of the Lord and draw from Him wherever you are and at any time The Love of God is the Cleft of the Rock where He shows you His Glory His Glory that heals builds up and protects In tenderness unto the Lord as a little child bringing His Hand to bear in whatever you face Finishing Scriptures: 1 The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the LORD Make straight in the desert A highway for our God The glory of the LORD shall be revealed Is 40:3 5 NKJV 2 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance but He who is coming after me is mightier than I whose sandals I am not worthy to carry He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire Matt 3:11 NKJV 3 I came to send fire on the earth and how I wish it were already kindled! Luke 12:49 NKJV 4 Then there appeared to them divided tongues as of fire and one sat upon each of them Acts 2:3 NKJV 5 He … who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands: I know your works … Nevertheless I have this against you that you have left your first love 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 Rev 2:1-5 Through your first love is how your churches Lampstand is placed in the realm where Jesus walks the place where the Spirit moves His Love is powerful! Be encouraged: Jesus yearns to personally walk among you and your congregation however He is deeply drawn to the first love of His people Make greater place for the Love of God to come upon you this choice is within your own hands The more that you bond and abide in His Love the more that He bursts forth from your life Even for Jesus to walk physically among you and the Spirit of God manifest being outpoured within your midst Pray this small prayer Lord I choose to go into the Cleft of the Rock into the covering of the Lord Here I desire to abide Of my flesh I am nothing but of the Spirit you have made me something Lord I wish to enter deeper into the things of the Spirit Lord even into the deepest place of the Father Lord to live my life continually hearing your still small Voice recognising the Voice that brings me unto Life In Jesus Name Amen
Day #13: To be with Him Love vs Works It doesnt matter what is wrong with you it matters what is right with you and His name is Jesus! Unconventional means: just as in the miracle Virgin Birth your faith is based on unconventional means You Salvation is a miracle birth ie of the Spirit and not of the flesh Your salvation in the Lord is never based on the flesh your efforts your works or your alignment to law but purely on the Love and Mercy of our Lord and Saviour This is always your place of security and identity and not ever your own assumed capacity Trample not the Blood spilt for you but through the Spirit of God root yourself ever more intimate in the Love of God For from here the Spirit gifts you in capacity to grow abundantly in His Salvation-Life Even unto the full likeness and image of the Son Immanuel … truly God is with us! Scripture: That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith that you being rooted and grounded in love may be able to comprehend with all these saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge that you may be filled with all the fullness of God Eph 3:17-19 NKJV God IS Love and love by nature is inherently intimate Love is never based on law or works Rev 2:2-5 love is not needing to prove yourself in order to be accepted Love is based on intimacy acceptance and encouragement Your Heavenly Father is a jealous God – His very Name is Jealous Ex 34:14 Jealousy is based on both love and affection and experience of betrayal ie mans adulterous heart that is set on another The another in this case is the Opposers voice and mans tendency to quickly lean to his lures oppression and suggestions over that of the Father This Opposers voice places a weight on your shoulders that you are incapable of carrying He would have you proving yourself before God and man in order to find acceptance But the Blood shed for you proves Gods Love and acceptance John 3:16 He has accepted you and embraces you as a son just as you are: sin warts and all The sin of your life is washed clean by the Blood of His Son Heb 12:2 of whom was nailed on the Cross cursed so that you might be released from the curse from Satans hold Works sacrifice and law have no place in Love Love has been made perfect in you 1 John 4:17 and is not based on proof of certain works or certain law No it is based purely on the Love of your Saviour and the Father of whom gave Him up for your sake As a believer you are now a precious living tree the Planting of the Lord Ps 92:13 Is 61:3 Is 41:19 The Law is there to express the righteous standards of God But the Gospel says that you cannot achieve the Law and the more Law the more sin abounds ie your short fallings become even more evident Rom 5:20 Endeavouring to prove yourself through obedience to the Law and unto Works is opposite to faith in what Christ Jesus has achieved for you Understand that believing and accepting receiving His Salvation has made you guilt-and-accusation-FREE and by His Love He has grafted you into the Branch of God just as you are Rom 11:17 As a living tree your singular root cause now is bonding in the Vine that you might grow and become fruitful Digging ever deeper into the Love of God in order to abide and remain drawing from His Him John 15:9 From this place of being rooted Eph 3:17-19 in the Love of God He writes into your soul the Living Word of the God Is 54:13 Heb 8:11 1 John 2:27 Transferring of Himself day by day and by His Spirit He rises up in you inspiring and bearing His Works and Fruit liberally and abundantly in you With your love set in the Love of God He guides you in ALL things pertaining to Life 2 Pet 1:3 : 1 Jesus is the Lamb of whos Blood shed for you gives you the believer full rights in Heaven 2 The Spirit of God is as a bridge to the Father a nanny the Helper imparting the ways and nature of the Kingdom within you 3 And Gods affection for you is as a Father for His beloved lost son or daughter with arms opened wide Luke 15:11-32 In your flesh you cannot achieve the righteousness standards Heb 12:14 Matt 5:48 that your Heavenly Father seeks regardless of the rights Christ has achieved for you You cannot produce the Fruits nor the Works that represent Heaven nor are you humanly capable of following the Law or all the commands of the Kingdom of God No of your flesh you can do NOTHING! And you will bust things if you insist But bonding with the Love and drawing from the Spirit of God He forms all these things abundant and liberally in you – without your striving Naturally forming the branches leaves and the fruits of God in and out of season as a tree planted by a stream Jer 17:8 Ez 47:12 Is 58:11 Ps 1:3 Matt 21:18-22 The Blood shed for you has given you right standing as a son or daughter of the Living God The Blood of Christ Jesus has given you full access into the Courts of Heaven welcomed as family regardless of past sin The righteousness of God is made mature in you by your love remaining in Him Your love your roots daily drawing and set in the Vine in a continual yearning unto the Lord As a young sapling of the Lord you are a treasured planting in the Garden of God Though you may be just a young shoot with a few leaves or otherwise an old dry branch of whos life is renewed you are loved and nurtured by the Father and the angels of God John 15:1 Ps 91:11 To think that you must prove yourself in your own flesh is to turn your tree upside down It is to retrieve your faith back to your own flesh The Opposers voice would point to your branches in the eyes of everyone and say where is your fruit? He would cause you to be daunted by all the laws all the fruits and all the commands expressed in the Word of God A weight being loaded on your shoulders that neither you nor your ancestors could carry Acts 15:10 Matt 11:28-30 But you must realise that the Word of God paints what the Kingdom of God is like but it does not give you capacity to walk in it It is only by the Spirit and Grace of God that He increasingly gives you the capacity to bear the likeness of the Son and that of the Father To place the tree upside down is to feel that you have to achieve the Laws and the Commands of the Gospel before you can truly be accepted That you have to have the branches with all their intricacies of works and righteousness in place before you can truly have right standing before the Father Realise that you HAVE been made Alive in Christ you are a New Creation in Him 1 Cor 5:17 so therefore Life HAS struck root in you Choosing day by day to remain in the Vine the Spirit of God will naturally cause growth and bear His Fruits in you in abundance Pray this small prayer Lord please continue your unconventional work in me Please work in me as you see fit I love your purpose and your intentions for me as a son of God therefore I fully yield myself in you You are truly trustworthy and true you who is Life you who is Love What other place is there for me I wish to be a planting of the Lord I know you will give me what I need to sustain me and cause me to flourish wherever I am Please draw me dearly close in you In Jesus Name Amen
Day #14: To be with Him Love vs Works cont Scripture: Dwell in Me and I will dwell in you Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in being vitally united to the vine neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me John 15:4 AMPC You are not called to focus on your branches but on your roots This is why some believers spring up tall and broad-limbed in their own eyes or that of their peers but fail to nurture or build deep intimacy in the Father Their strength has been matured in their own works and doctrine but not in the Spirit of God Perhaps broad rooted but not deep rooted their tap-root remaining dormant and shallow When a storm of life comes along the tree falls over eg: a minister or believer falls because its root structure has not been established in the Love and Might of the Lord God Matt 13:20-22 Paul speaks of dressing in the full armour of God Eph 6:10-18 but most Christians dont really know how to do this or what it really means I encourage you that as you privately come to bask in the Presence of the Lord and experience Him you will only rightly yearn for more of His Presence Your regular meeting with the Lord of Glory and experiencing the sharing of His Spirit into your spirit His Presence coming upon your life As the Voice of the Father rises up within you and you become more acquainted in the Courts of God you also become more aware of the increasing quality of the Armour of which you now wear There are flaming arrows that come of a size and a strength that thin armour simply does not defend Luke 22:31 John 12:6 For example pride or retained cherished sin Ps 66:18 leaves a hole or a thinning of your shield This lack of depth in your root leaves you wanting when the Enemy comes and he DOES come! The answer is to remain ready rather than trying to get ready Matt 17:21 so you can stand in the Strength of the Lord and wield the Sword of the Spirit Even going on the offensive against the schemes of the Evil One There is a holiness Matt 5:48 demanded by the Gospel message that is not in the slightest bit achievable in your own strength As the Blood gives you right standing before God the Spirit gives you the capacity to walk in the fullness of which the Father seeks The Blood makes you righteous before the Father but the Spirit sanctifies and without holiness no one will see the Lord Heb 12:14 Another word for holiness is maturity in nature and in the character OF the Father As your heart yearns to be closer in Him His sheer tangible Presence His Love that comes upon you erases even the dross of the nature of sin and death Bringing you into the fullness of God and the full image of His Son set apart in the Lord As a believer of our Lord Jesus Christ God has accepted you sin warts and all Even though sin has no place in the Kingdom of God you are still made accepted and welcomed just as you are Grace ! It is in your love for God reaching out in the Love of God that the Spirit of God is free to work in you changing how you think walk and feel To be conned into a show of righteousness has your tree upside down To feel that you have to get the thousands of commands right first is to deny the Blood shed for you as you strive in your flesh to achieve right standing with God and man Luke 18:11-13 This is the basis of religion religious practices and religious fatal pride As the Scriptures say we are not under Law but under Grace not a striving of works but a striving deeper into the intimate Love of God of whom rises up in you and does His Work to the honour of the Father 1 Cor 13 It is only through the Spirit of God that the Fruits OF the Spirit are produced of your own flesh you cannot produce them Nor can you of your own flesh form the intricate branches and twigs of the commands of the Son The flesh profits man nothing it is the Spirit of whom produces Life John 6:63 Your heart rightly directed and drawing from the Love and Spirit of God – He does the work! His Grace resting on your life His Love rising up within you and His Glory overshadowing your life He develops the Righteousness and Fruit that the Father seeks Our flesh accomplishes absolutely nothing compared to the holiness that the Gospel expresses Our knowledge achievements and righteousness are likened to that of a worm but as the Spirit says I will help you I will take you by your right hand I will make you into a sharp instrument Is 41:13-19 The Lord Himself will fashion you into His full purpose and vision concerning you lifting you up in high standing in Him Scripture: This only I want to learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law or by the hearing of faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit are you now being made perfect by the flesh? Gal 3:2-3 NKJV You have been grafted into the family of Abraham As a son of Jacob the Father will take you by your right hand and help you clothing you in the Righteousness and Might of God in all your deeds in all you set your hands to and in all that you think and say The only prerequisite is that you remain in Him love to Love yearning to Yearning Your love set toward the Lord and not the love of this world your love set in the Father and not the lures or condemnation of the Opposer Satan is the most cunning of all the creatures of the earth He first showed his ugly head by twisting the very words of God in order to con and subdue man He remains a powerful influence on this earth and mankind is used to hearing his voice But it is the Fathers Voice that you need to yearn for and learn to be accustomed to hearing It is the Voice of the Father that your roots need to strive for and as a priority word of the Gospel we need to hunger for the Voice of God more than our bread or daily needs Matt 4:4 With a prayerful heart Lord give me my Daily Bread Matt 6:11 this spiritual Manna that only comes from the mouth of God If Satan realised that murdering the Son of God would be his own demise he would not have crucified the Lord of glory 1 Cor 2:8 Satan has the Word of God in his reading as well but he does not have the Voice of God to reveal or impart capacity to understand it or make it alive Satan lost and Jesus won! The demon always makes mistakes but the Lord God never does You are therefore able to treat everything that comes against you as a setup for the demon to lose! The Spirit of God raises a standard on your behalf Is 59:19 Through the Blood of the Cross and the Spirit of God gifted you you can pull down everything that sets itself up against the Goodness of God 2 Cor 10:4-5 and proclaim Life! With your roots nourished by the Voice of God that feeds your soul you grow exponentially as the Planting of the Lord Strengthened and matured to be a shelter for the weak and the lost with sustenance to feed the hungry seed to bring the same Gift of Life and hands to heal Pray this small prayer Lord I long to abide in you I long to dwell united in the Lord However I dont know how Please lead me every day that I may grow bonded one in the Lord of Glory Please draw my roots into you of my flesh I dont know how this is done but I pray every day welcoming the Gardener of my soul I wish not to be a ground full of weeds but the planting of the Lord I wish to be fruitful even though I dont know how Please plant me in the Good Soil and cause me to flourish in Jesus Name Amen
Day #15: To be with Him A Heart of Invitation Scripture: In this manner therefore pray: Our Father in heaven Hallowed be Your name Your kingdom come Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven Give us this day our daily bread And forgive us our debts As we forgive our debtors And do not lead us into temptation But deliver us from the Evil One For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever Amen Matt 6:9-13 NKJV A question do you think that the Lords Prayer is still relevant today? For the Kingdom of God has come its now here on earth this prayer is no longer relevant right? Yes of course it is absolutely relevant What I would like to raise here is the value and importance of developing a heart of invitation a heart longing for the Lord as expressed here in the Lords Prayer This is a most powerful and precious spiritual principle for the equipping of the person of God Eph 6:10-18 You are the Gateway for the Kingdom of God in your world Interceding to draw and invite more of your Lord Jesus more of the Spirit of God manifest upon your life and in your world is the way of the Kingdom Not only seeking to go to Heaven no but that Heaven may come upon you and your world Inviting and honestly yearning for a greater and increased measure of the Person and Anointing of God is a most precious pursuit John 3:34 Matt 13:12 Eph 4:13 This is a great blessing to you and those within the sphere of your influence The Person of Jesus manifest and the Presence of the Spirit of God gifted you abundantly bears the Might and Knowledge of God within you Is 11:2 Realise that all creation is waiting eagerly for God to reveal who His children really are Rom 8:19 … this is you! The Lords Prayer is an invitational prayer: prayerfully longing and welcoming an increased involvement a greater experience and interaction of the Father A heart of welcoming a greater measure of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and the purposes of God realised in your world John 7:37-39 Rev 21:6 Acts 2:17 What does the Kingdom of God mean to you? Is it not the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit in Lordship in authority and in rule with His angels in Heaven? So when Jesus says the Kingdom of God is within you is it not the Godhead the Trinity dwelling within you in His Authority His Glory and His Might Luke 17:20-21 It is the same Glory of God within you as Jesus knew and walked in it is the same Glory that raised Him from the dead Your prayer can become the same as Pauls: All I want is to know Jesus and know the power of His resurrection Phil 3:7-11 The Lords Prayer: 1 The Lords Prayer is your personal daily prayer of invitation for the Kingdom come ie: more Lord more of you please come and increase in my life Lord less of me and more of you John 3:30 2 The very next line of this Prayer is a similar form of invitation Lord may your Will be done in my life in my world as it is in Heaven Lord you do not have sickness in Heaven no poverty no depression please bring these realities in my life and my world I welcome you please come let your Perfect Will be done 3 The Prayer continues Lord please give me my Daily Bread the Word of God that comes daily from your mouth into my soul I hunger for the Word that proceeds from your mouth more than my daily bread The most common thought today is that my Daily Bread mentioned here is my daily food or daily provision But lets address this: the Gospel message has been in preparation in Heaven since before the foundation of the world and its purpose is to bring the Life of God unto man to join man in God Do you honestly think that food for the stomach is central to the prayer of the Father? No food for the stomach is simply a blessing of the Gospel but the central food for the human condition is the Word that flows from the mouth of God In whatever trauma of life you are going through the Presence of Jesus can come so mightily upon your life What is important however is how you cultivate nurture and retain your tenderness and personal relationship with the Lord in both the good and the bad times Jam 1:2-4 Even in moments when all seems lost all is against you and seriously impossible circumstances arise – the Lord comes and places a new song in your heart Ps 40:3 The Spirit of God rises up mightily with a new prayer deep in your soul Rom 8:26-27 and you come to see and enjoy His Hand at work once again now this is fun! Scripture: But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added to you Matt 6:33 NKJV How you yearn for the Person of God in your private place is how you come to see Him and know Him in your public life How you meet with Him in the secret place is how you see Him when the impossible issues of life come Impossible situations that will arise in your own life in someone dear to you or someone whom you know of So a question to ask yourself is where are you truly rooted? Where is your soul established? With your spare time do you ever make time to meet with the Lord your God? Giving place to the Father to raise you up like He did king David while he was still just a ruddy boy You will then face the Goliaths of your life ready with the Spirit of Might of whom you abide in and not cowering behind a bush asking where is God? Ask Jesus out for a Date Your walk in the Lord is a relationship this is known but what are you doing to nurture this relationship? Have you ever asked the Jesus out for a date? Have you ever asked the Father or the Holy Spirit to come and spend some time together with you? To hang out together share with each other and eat together Rev 3:20 ? Have you ever made a purposed space a place of time to just wait on the Lord to visit you in Person even regularly ? Does the Father honestly feel welcomed or respected by you at all? Does your life reflect a heart of invitation or are you just happy with your doctrine knowledge and opinion God? Think of the relationship of a boy and a girl or that of a husband and a wife can you imagine a relationship that was only based on letters written and the occasional phone call? Do you not realise that this is how many believers live out their Christian lives? Reading the Bible letters with the occasional prayer phone call did Christ die so brutally on the Cross so that you can have a distant relationship with Him? Be encouraged to shift your thinking and connect deeper in the Love of God There are times when we are busy sure but there are times when you truly meet with the Lord You cant think of your relationship with the Almighty God as you do your TV Sitting there flicking through channels in demand for something stimulating right now! You cant treat your walk with the Father as you do the McDonalds Drive Thru whilst at the same angry cause it didnt come out in 30 seconds This relationship walk in the Father is much deeper much broader and deserving of much more honour and respect He is not interested in instant food or instant gratification nor will He jump through hoops for a spoiled brat No this is a serious walk with seriously special outcomes He desires to lift you up into the Heavens to be with Him and dress you in fine Heavenly apparel Gifted and Anointed of the Holy Ghost Known by those standing with Him in the Courts of God Zech 3 So come to deeply respect the Lord He is not just knowledge come and pause your life and sit and wait for Him Realise the magnitude of which God desires to pour out the Holy Spirit in and through your life Joel 2:28 It is far beyond your comprehension or ability to imagine 1 Cor 2:10-12 If you came to realise even just in part you would fall on the ground overwhelmed with the deepest of tears Change how you approach your relationship with the Lord from a distant relationship to a close intimate and deeply bonded one Like newly-weds – always renewed and refreshed! I dont care anymore but for the Presence of the Living God to save to heal to build up and to restore All I care for is the Lord and for Him to come in His fullness His Love His Grace and His Might I long for Him who is Life and who is Love I long for the Person of Jesus made manifest amongst us I myself am nothing but the Lord God is everything I hunger for the Presence of the Living God One experience in the Lord will change your life one encounter with Jesus will shift everything that you ever believed And a life of continual experiences and encounters of the Lord will change and rock your world I dont care about the hows and the wherefores all I care about is Jesus manifest Bless you Holy Ghost! Pray this small prayer Lord I wish to be rooted and bonded in the Kingdom of God that Heaven may come and your perfect will be done in and through my life Lord I seek you Kingdom come in increasing measure upon my life I know the Kingdom is within me but I wish not to lay idle or indifferent Please draw me close in the things of the Kingdom please open my eyes to that which you have achieved for me Please open my eyes to that which is right in front of me In Jesus Name Amen
Day #16: To be with Him Our God Speaks! The private place your private communion in the Lord is critical to the walk of one born in Christ Remaining alive and connected in the Vine: with continual interaction between you a branch and Jesus the Vine It is the most important and most precious thing that sets the Christian apart from all other wisdoms philosophies and religions You have the capacity to live in the continual loving relationship communion and dialogue with the Person of your God He IS NOT a piece of wood nor a carving of mans hands or imagination He is NOT a deaf or mute idol or ideology! Scripture: The Lord God has given Me The tongue of the learned That I should know how to speak A word in season to him who is weary He awakens Me morning by morning He awakens My ear To hear as the learned Is 50:4 What distinguishes our God with other gods and religions of this age? Our God speaks! Our God heals! Our God liberates! Our God loves! Our God cares! Our God saves! Our God is a continual experience to behold The demon would have you B-U-S-Y with things and attempts to continually distract you from living drawing and breathing in deep of the Love of God You can choose to look past all things daily right into the heart of the Father Choosing to abide in His Love and draw from Him instead The Gospel is not a convincing based on wisdom and knowledge but as fishermen of old showed us the Gospel is based on a demonstration of power 1 Cor 2:4-5 1 Cor 4:20 With tangible realities of God and continual living experiences of the Father Realise that your walk with God is intended to be a tangible and an experiential one – a really experiential one! Not just a belief and a knowledge but a walk of tangible realities in God Where the Spirit of God is manifest made evident in His Love His Grace His Truth and His Might Gateway of the Kingdom of God: the purpose of faith is not without ever seeing anything like a continually destined blind faith But the purpose of faith is always to result in the physical outworking of the power of God in a way of which you physically can see Not a faith without seeing any results but a faith of which you see plainly before you If you pray for someone to get well and they get well – that is seeing! In the same way your walk in the Spirit and Presence of God is purposed and intended to be the same The manifestation of the Spirit that you can personally experience and live in daily The Spirit of God hovered over the waters of the world then Creation came Gen 1:2 So in the same way: the Spirit of God welcomed invited and given greater place: rooted deeper and deeper established broader and broader and placed higher and higher in your life This makes way for the Holy Spirits creative power along with the Resurrection power of Christ Jesus to flow liberally in your world Remember: that through the ministry that started with just the Twelve the Gospels were preached to the majority of the known world Bringing down mighty strongholds Was this just an amazing ability to convince people through words of wisdom and knowledge of unlearned fisherman? No of course not it was through their own living experience of the Lord their God and their intimate relationship John 1:18 with Him that God demonstrated His mighty power through them Demonstrated: so that mans faith may not rest on the wisdom of man but the power of God 1 Cor 2:4-5 4:20 This is why it is an encouragement to seek more of the manifest Presence of God in your daily life For experiences in the Presence of God are encounters in the Person of God His Goodness His Love and His Might In welcoming and inviting a closer relationship in Him the Father adds to your faith daily building you up in Him The Father shows Himself strong in your private life of which only by nature bears you stronger in Him in your public life Because of His Love for you He richly builds your strength in Him in the private place But this same strength does not remain private but bursts through your life just as in the lives of David Daniel the Greats of Old and the New Testament believers In life many of us have food on the table strength in our arms a knowledge of God and Salvation through His Son Christ Jesus But what is really needed is the Person of Jesus Christians believe in Him and have faith in Him but a distance remains Though claiming a faith in Him a doubt and shame of Him remains Matt 17:20 Luke 7:23 Luke 9:26 It is this that creates a weakness a fracture or a hindrance to stand boldly in the Presence of God Standing boldly in His Presence to bear His Hand to save to heal and to speak Life Giving place for the Father to visit you making way for Him to come again by His very experienced-Presence doubt and shame fades away Distance is replace by a deep intimacy and knowing of your God  Scripture: Everything that the Father has is Mine That is what I meant when I said that He [the Spirit] will take the things that are Mine and will reveal declare disclose transmit it to you John 16:14-15 AMPC In developing a culture a diligence to seek the Presence of God upon your life DAILY what occurs is that He comes and inserts into you of His very Self Not revelation alone but through the LIVING Word the VOICE of God proceeds into your soul gaining you the perspective of the Living God You gain your rightful IDENTITY: the perspective of who you are whose you are of whom you abide in and of whom you are seated with Eph 2:6 You now can begin to speak more freely from the position that the Blood of Christ has bought you No man can give you this knowledge Eph 3:17-19 NKJV but as you seek more the manifest Presence of God in your own private life He opens the eyes of your soul This is the dream of the Father since the Beginning and the Voice of God gives you the ability to walk in to manifest all of which the Word of God continually and openly talks about Scripture: But rather what we are setting forth is a wisdom of God once hidden [from the human understanding] and now revealed to us by God–[that wisdom] which God devised and decreed before the ages for our glorification [to lift us into the glory of His presence] 1 Cor 2:7 AMPC To me part of the meaning of the Presence of God is this: encounters visitations being lifted up in Him and undeniable experiences of the Living God This is what sets apart Christianity and all other religions However the demon is intent to make your Christianity religious in order to kill to crucify the active and working Christ within you Satan however failed at the Cross therefore he will also fail in his efforts against the Life of Christ in you The Key is to daily remain in the Vine Pray this small prayer Lord I desire to live in continual dialogue in the Lord of Glory Nothing is more enriching than the Word of God of which flows in my spirit For all that is deemed valuable in this life it is all pale against the Glory of the Voice of God that speaks Lord I choose not to treat you as a piece of wood as a mute deaf inanimate God But I shall live with this new deeper awareness of just how much you wish to speak into my life I clean my eyes and ears and contently sit listening for your Voice and looking for you to come Please give me ears that hear in Jesus Name Amen
Day #17: To be with Him Intended to Pass By Scripture: Seeing them straining at the oars for the wind was against them at about the fourth watch of the night He came to them walking on the sea and He intended to pass by them Mark 6:48 NLT What is important to see from this event is that Jesus values your invitation and personal hunger for Him Longing for Him to walk among you Rev 2:1-5 and not walk on by There are many things that do not come without a heart longing and crying out for the Person of Jesus A heart that simply hungers and seeks the Lord and the Kingdom manifest Jesus intended to walk on by there are many things that the Lord does not give automatically unless you come to ASK Him seek Him knock and have hunger enough to pause and wait upon the Lord What the Father desires to give is very precious He desires to work through your life and in increasing measure for you to learn to draw from the very Throne-room of God abiding in the River that flows from the Lamb Rev 22:1 2 17 No being of all of creation or of the Heavenly Realms has this right or capacity except you and I – lovers of our Lord God Knocking on the Door of the Lord fasting is an earnest form of prayer of boldly asking Jesus manifest It is a valiant Matt 11:12 JUB laying hold Phil 3:12 of that which Christ died to give Prayer and fasting sitting in His Presence is a wonderful and powerful spiritual communication tool that moves the Heart of the Father concerning you It expresses a longing for the Heart of the Father a hunger for the Promises of God fulfilled It is the attitude of setting yourself aside in earnest waiting on the Lord Especially that you dont even have the vocabulary to effectively express what you desire let alone what the Spirit desires Rom 8:26 Prayer and fasting breaks every stronghold For example instead of battling against habits and strongholds of sin with your own strength and mental discipline alone Retain a culture of fasting and seeking the Presence of the Lord to rise up in you and He will make you an overcomer He will make you victorious and turn even your weaknesses and errors into great strength His Presence will rise up with such wonder to behold that you will gladly shake off any hindrances and the sweetness Ps 63:1-3 NKJV of His Presence breaks every spiritual or habitual holds over your life If you long for the Peace and the Joy of the Lord but it has been a distant reality to you then decidedly worship and fast waiting upon the Lord He will break the stronghold and release the Joy of the Lord and your cup will overflow Sickness relatives saved relationship problems or a lack of sensing a closeness in the Lord the answer is in developing a culture a lifestyle of prayer fasting and going aside in the Lord Meditating in His Word and sitting in His Presence Fasting is Heavens way of expressing a humbling before the Lord it is a powerful physical form of spiritual communication A decisive and clear form of ask seek and knock Recognise that on its own its absolutely nothing especially if done religiously or in the eyes of others Matt 6:16-18 it is however an attentiveness unto the Lord But in the love of God in a hunger for Him in honest intent it is an extremely powerful form of crying out to the Lord Seek and wait upon the Lord and the Lord will be with you in all that you do It is not you or I who do the effective work it is God our Father of whom we seek and invite that works in us and through us John 14:10 Cry out for the Glory of the Lord to come into your boat Many issues of the human condition are strongholds that require the Lords guidance and His Hand at work Some issues can be dealt with by awareness and a decisive action alone Others require the Might and Presence of the Spirit of God rising up healing you setting you free and standing guard over you Many Christians struggle with issues for decades or may never overcome them However you are called to be overcomers to be victorious to be courageous Rev 3:21 21:7 You can choose to go against strongholds seeking the Hand of God through the humbling of yourself in simple prayer and fasting Instead of struggling in your own strength knowledge pride and frailty Fasting and waiting on the Lord is a simple but a very powerful spiritual tool given you by the Holy Ghost Scripture: But he said to them I have food to eat that you know nothing about Then his disciples said to each other Could someone have brought him food? My food said Jesus is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work John 4:32-34 NIV  Jesus Himself often fasted for His heart ached for to do the Will and Work of the Father This is a part of the meaning of fasting: a hunger for the Will Work and Word of God Matt 6:9-11 Also to walk in the same Spirit of Might and Counsel that Jesus did Is 11:1-3 Jesus could have had a sandwich and then afterwards went about ministering to the Samaritans But His hunger His zeal for the Will and Work of God was all consuming as though He was fasting on their behalf What Id like to encourage: if there is anything in you that would like to reach out for more of Jesus more of the Holy Spirit more of the purposes and Presence of God manifest – then GO FOR IT! Do not be hindered or discouraged for God is jealously longing for you to reach out to Him more But there is a right way going about it there is a right approach He sent His Son to die on the Cross so that you might be able to enter deep into wondrous things far beyond all that you could ever imagine But He is a Treasure and treasures need to be treasured sought and even dug for He is King and does not bow down to the whim of man but responds swiftly to a genuine inquiry and humbling before Him Jesus desires for you to be with Him Mark 3:13-15 not just in word but truly in your heart in your mind and in your flesh He longs to pour out the Spirit to heal to raise the dead to set the captives free and save your generation – but you do not let Him! By your heart remaining distant unprepared and unkindled a believer denies their world of His fullness Luke 12:49 You are the gateway to the Kingdom of God for those around you Be encouraged therefore to wait upon the Lord for Him to prepare you richly in Him That He might manifest reveal and make Himself known in you and in your world The disciples welcomed invited and even cried out for Jesus to come into their boat You have the same opportunity presented you here today and every day … valiantly cry out to the Person of Jesus manifest in and among you Scripture: a Scripture Jesus referred to when being tested by Satan And He humbled you and allowed you to hunger and fed you with manna … that He might make you recognize and personally know that man does not live by bread only but man lives by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord Deut 8:3 AMPC Pray this small prayer Lord I cry out for you to come into my boat I know I am one of the beloved but I dont want you just to walk on by I know I have strength and capacity I can handle most things on my own But what I can achieve on my own is worthless compared to the Glory of your Presence in me All is refuse compared to your surpassing Glory Please come into my life please take command of it in Jesus Name Amen
Day #18: To be with Him To be with Him My soul longs yes even faints for the courts of the LORD Opening Scripture: How lovely is your dwelling place Lord Almighty! My soul yearns even faints for the courts of the Lord my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God Blessed are those who dwell in your house they are ever praising you Blessed are those whose strength is in you whose hearts are set on pilgrimage As they pass through the Valley of Baka they make it a place of springs the autumn rains also cover it with pools They go from strength to strength till each appears before God in Zion Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked For the Lord God is a sun and shield the Lord bestows favor and honor no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless Lord Almighty blessed is the one who trusts in you Psalm 84 NIV  The Lord has been openly demonstrating to me the treasure and the wonder of praising the Name of Jesus Regardless of times of great blessing or otherwise great trauma irrespective of season The same praise and delight coming from my mouth even and especially in the midst of distress The power and impartation found in a simple Ps 8:2 hunger to praise Him and seek His Face Ps 105:4 afresh each day He seeds of Himself into my spirit things of such magnitude wonder and mystery deep shifts of the soul He does this not I The more I hunger the more my heart cries out for the Living God the more He comes into my boat I set my heart on pilgrimage in praise love and delight Ps 37:4 in the Lord I wait patiently with expectation and longing for a fresh visit from Him I patiently wait on Jesus in earnest that I might spend time with Him in person again His ministering Presence comes upon my life like fresh Manna nourishing my spirit my soul my mind and my flesh His Presence raises a standard Is 59:19 NKJV against all that comes against And by the Spirit He has me stand up tall and through His Might Is 11:1-3 speak a Word to calm the storm Jesus comes and by His Presence raises you up from strength to strength Praise is like digging for a Spring in a barren land and finding Water but then only to experience the Lord come and bring Rain as well Hos 10:12 Is 41:17-18 Ps 84:6 Coming to learn how to wait upon the Lord you become more aware just how active God works on behalf of those who earnestly wait on Him Is 64:1-4 40:31 NKJV 1 Cor 2:9 Heb 11:6 Setting a watch tower attentively waiting and looking out for Him Hab 2:1-2 Scripture: And He went up on the mountain and called to Him those He Himself wanted And they came to Him that they might be with Him and that He might send them out to preach and to have power to heal sicknesses and to cast out demons Mark 3:13-15 The most important effort and intent in life is your ability to be with Jesus An encouraging reality that here and now in our modern time that you can be with Jesus in person Not in a belief statement alone but tangibly in ways that you personally know taste and feel Jesus in Person steps into your boat The question is how can you be with Jesus now now that He is not here in the flesh but in spirit? Are there principles in Scripture that give guidance of how to go to Jesus now and to be with Him in increasing and in more powerful ways every day? I would like to encourage you that Christ Jesus is calling you into deeper places in His Heart and in His purposes than you can ever imagine To be with Him closer and increasingly closer than you may ever have realised possible To even carry His Glory in increasing measure As a Christian you may have felt a persistent calling in your spirit for more to be more actively participating in Christ – this is the calling of Jesus This is His continual tugging in your heart Recognise this Scripture of being 1 called by Christ and 2 you came Where Christ Jesus is calling you as a believer to 3 be with Him and subsequently then to be sent out to 4 share the Good News and 5 given Power to heal The most powerful capacity you possess is your ability to be with Him Walking with the Lord in His purposed way highly interactive and powerful Very personal and very intimate like the Apostles of old Through their personal and intimate relationship with their Lord God shook their whole world Your personal intimate and closest relationship in the Love of God shall make Him known in your world John 1:18 NIV/AMPC Just as in the life of Jesus and in the lives of the early believers So the encouragement both first and last is responding to your underlying calling in Christ – to be with Him abide and remain John 15:1-8 1 John 2:27 While Jesus was on earth He in the flesh had to reach out to the Father who is Spirit Heb 5:8 Jesus was baptised and received the Holy Spirit as you and I but yet He sought the Father in ways that the modern Spirit filled believer fails to do or is unaware is possible Are we missing something? As our Living Example how did Jesus go about seeking His Father who is Spirit? How did He live what did He do and what did He teach? When the people in the Gospel times went to see Jesus in the desert Matt 14:13-21 Luke 9:10-17 they were there all day and even for a number of days waiting and hoping to hear from Him They were so deeply hungry of soul for Jesus This is the same path for us Though we dont necessarily go into the desert we do however go into private and secret places to seek and wait on Jesus Matt 6:6 Ps 27:14 Praying unceasingly in yearning for Him as we go about daily life In these Gospel stories people became hungry so hungry that even Jesus was concerned that they would faint on their return home There were no TVs there no novels to occupy their minds no entertainment systems no distractions and obviously no food fasting They were so hungry of soul longing waiting and hoping to hear and receive something from the Lord And they were not disappointed! Not only did they hear see and receive from the Lord but our personal Saviour even ministered into their flesh with miracle created food Mark 6:30-44 This is a picture painted by the Gospels of how one seeks Jesus now that He is spirit Jesus said that it is better that He goes Why? So He can meet with you and be personally with you anywhere everywhere and at any time He draws you individually to Himself where He is now With the help of our Helper John 16:7 being with Jesus now deeply with Him in depths and ways that are truly beyond comprehension or measure 1 Cor 2:9-10 AMPC It is now even better than before for the Spirit takes of the Person of Jesus and inserts of Him directly into you John 16:14-15 AMPC So as you pray and fast Deut 8:3 Matt 9:15 Dan 10 close the door Matt 6:6 As you go aside into lonely places Luke 5:16 or get up early before sunrise to seek the Lord Mark 1:35 To sit at Jesus feet Luke 10:39 and wait on the Lord Acts 1:4 Matt 25:13 Luke 12:37 Ps 27:14 Is 40:31 as you praise and worship Psalms Acts 16:25-26 retaining a deep thirst and hunger for the Lord Ps 107:9 Ps 63:1 Is 55:1 John 7:37 Rev 21:6 Rev 22:17 Seeking the Face of God Ps 27:7-9 and longing to dwell in His Courts Ps 84:2 Ps 91:1 As you seek more of the Presence of God I pray that you might carry a greater measure of the Glory of God upon your life A single person anointed by the Holy Ghost is a majority – for God is with him Pray this small prayer Lord please help me be with you truly with you Not only with you in name but in heart in soul in mind and in strength Thank you Lord that according to you Word that you desire to manifest show and reveal yourself to me Lord I deeply welcome you to do so Please disciple me in the things of the Kingdom of God and lead me in the Way in Jesus Name Amen
Day #19: Spirit of Might The Branch Scripture: There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse And a Branch shall grow out of his roots The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him The Spirit of wisdom and understanding The Spirit of counsel and might The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD Isaiah 11:1-2 NKJV  I would like to deeply encourage you to simplify your life in the Lord Lifting up the Person of Jesus higher and giving greater place for Him to personally walk among you Rev 2:1-5 In your hunger seek the Voice of God Deut 8:3 that it might flow like a river In your thirst drink deeply of the Waters of the River that flows from the Throne of God Rev 22:17 that flows from the Lamb – the Branch Rev 22:1 Allow the Spirit of God to increasingly rise up within you bringing healing to the nations Rev 22:2 As a born again Christian of whom has given your life fully over to Christ Jesus Who has decided in your heart to truly make Him King of all things you therefore are abiding in the Branch The same Spirit the same Voice the same River the same Spring the same Waters that flowed in the life of Jesus now flows in you Regardless if you are the smallest twig the least branch or only recently renewed you have the same Waters of Life flowing from deep within your life as that of the Son of the Living God Your simple hunger and thirst for these Waters draws them upon your life ever more abundantly even as a spring It is simple: your love for God your heart that cries out to Him – draws Him Your love and your honest inquiry of the Lord brings Him close for He is Love Through His Love you are freely able to draw deep from the Wells of Salvation Rev 12:3 Right now you are the planting of the Lord regardless of how you feel Is 61:3 even the least of the Kingdom of God has been planted by streams of Living Water Ps 1:3 and in you flows the Spirit of Life There is no sickness no depression no disease no oppression or even death that can remain in the River of Life of where you have chosen to abide and remain And these same Waters of the Glory of God well up from within you overtaking your life and overflowing it The Leaves of the Tree are for the healing to the Nations You have been grafted into the Branch you belong to the Vine of whom is Christ and this same Life that is in Him is in you The same Spirit that is in Him is in you The same Waters of Life that flow liberally in Christ Jesus now flows liberally in you Deciding to make firm place for the Person of God to be made manifest in your life frees Him to flow effervescently from your life You as a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ are able to appropriate take hold drink deeply in and continually draw from the River of Life Rev 22:17 AMPC You are the planting of the Lord and here by the River of God the Lord has established you Scripture: Let everyone come who is thirsty and whoever [earnestly] desires to do it let him come take appropriate and drink the water of Life without cost [Isa 55:1 ] Revelation 22:17 AMPC  Faith is simply being aware of who you are joined with and gaining deeper revelation of what that means Choosing to remain in the deepest of reverence love and confidence in Him Nothing is of me absolutely nothing but what flows from He of whom I am intimately joined made one united and established in The River of God brings life and renewal to your very bones Is 58:11 strengthening you and lifting you up from your very core The Presence of God does this for the Voice of God is a powerful reality Matt 4:4 To retain a hunger for the Voice of God allows His Voice to flow like a river His Voice is like fresh Manna that nourishes your soul The Voice the Presence the Waters the Love the Spirit of God rise up within you bringing healing in His Wings Mal 4:2 The same Spirit of Knowledge speaks into your life the same Spirit of Understanding opens your eyes The same Spirit of Wisdom guides you in all things the same Spirit of Might moves the Hand of God The same Spirit of the Fear of God comes upon you and you begin to delight deeply in the Fear of God For He is a deep Refuge a Strong Place a powerful Anchor a rich Foundation and He is a broad Horizon of wonder The same Spirit that was in Jesus as He walked the earth is in you There is no distinction When God looks at you He sees Jesus! To make the way straight to prepare the way for Him frees the Waters of Life to flow ever more freely in you Kindling yourself or otherwise allowing the Spirit of God to kindle you as you go aside into the private place is key Pray this small prayer Lord please make me more aware of who I am in your eyes and what you have achieved for me I wish to participate in the Life you have gifted me with Please help me be bonded to the Branch please guide me to be united in the Vine I know that of myself I can do nothing so I turn my heart unto the Vine my soul unto the Lord Please unite me in you that I may be fruitful according to the full purposes of God In Jesus Name Amen
Day #20: Spirit of Might Be Willing I will not live under fear oppression or stress – they are demons! My Jesus is one who does whatever He wants so I prefer to praise Him rather than bow to the devil regardless of how real he looks All I know is this: go to Jesus first in all things Make place for Him through all things Praise love and worship Him first and not the situations – regardless I will not bow to the demon but to Jesus! For Jesus can do whatever He wants however He wants whenever He wants and I know what He wants cause He was crucified to bring it So I aggressively lay a hold of Him because He aggressively laid a hold of me Making decisive place for the Presence of God in your life welcomes and invites Him to come upon you And He gifts you with increased understanding of what Jesus has already achieved for you If we all could understand what Christ Jesus has done for us we would live rich in soul and spirit and not begging and doubting the greatness of the Salvation of our Lord a friend With the Voice of the Father speaking into your soul a word of Knowledge from the Lord He imparts a gift of faith And it is this gift of faith that brings the healing that brings the move of the Spirit Prayer doesnt move His Hand so much as it is faith that God responds to In the Presence of God the Lord gives you a deepening faith through your continual encounters in Him Scripture: Behold I stand at the door and knock if anyone hears and listens to and heeds My voice and opens the door I will come in to him and will eat with him and he [will eat] with Me Revelation 3:20 AMPC In your hand you have the gift of free will This is a right instituted sovereignly by God and He will never interfere with that or take it away except on the Last Day The Lord will not force anything upon you even if your own will doctrine and choices destroy you By your own will your own choice you are able to either draw from Him or otherwise completely deny Him Titus 1:16 2 Tim 3:5 Jesus is always with you but you have to be willing to choose to be with Him in all circumstances of life Boo! the demon goes boo and most Christians run from the feet of Jesus in an instant Jesus stands at your door and knocks He will not force He will not shove and He will not yell out But He waits for you to welcome Him in He quietly knocks but eagerly stands by the door of your life However He will not cross the line of your will unless through the power of intercession regardless if you are a believer and love the Lord Jesus the physical door of your heart is your will Therefore open it up! All you need to have is an honest willing heart yielding to Him Ps 51:10 that is it Mark 9:24 By your own will you can draw richly and deeply from Him continually And in the same way by your own will you can fully deny the Lord of Heaven and earth even out of ignorance He who breathed the stars into existence with a word will not interfere with your will your will is most sacred to Him and therefore very powerful For by it if you choose you can draw from the Lord of Glory all day long 1 Cor 2:9 AMPC or otherwise completely and totally deny Him As you spend time in the Presence of Jesus under the ministering Grace of the Holy Ghost As you behold the Glory of Jesus in the Courts of God day by day this same Glory comes upon you As a result of this you come to carry a greater and increasing measure of the Glory of our Lord Jesus Christ with you wherever you go Scripture: And all of us as with unveiled face as in a mirror the glory of the Lord are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit 2 Corinthians 3:18 AMPC  By your will you as a born again believer can draw liberally from the same Waters of the Living God as Christ Jesus Cast aside the spirit that denies Him and pick up the Hope that allows you to enter right behind the Curtain where Jesus has gone before you Heb 6:19 No creature no being above or below the earth has this right except those who are born of Christ Jesus Of Him whos Blood was shed for you fully cleansing you from all unrighteousness before the Father Scripture: Do not come any closer God said Take off your sandals for the place where you are standing is holy ground Exodus 3:5 NIV  Take off your sandals lay on the Alter of God all guilt of sin And in preference for our Heavenly Father and for His Hand personally at work in your life lay on the Alter all the issues dreams and fears of life Leaving them there under Gods full care Giving Him full and sovereign right over ALL the issues of your life of ministry and of the Kingdom of God Therefore releasing His Hand concerning you and welcoming His Gifts and powerful participation Daily take up your cross Luke 9:23 and by your own choice entrust your life to the One who is fully trustworthy daily! In Him who is fully able who is fully capable to make what is wrong right in all its facets The Holy Spirit is able to actively see your whole life as an open book from your conception even ancestrally all the way to your burial He can speak heal restore and make right any part of it Turning that of which was meant for your harm into your greatest of good and strength This is achieved by simply fixing your will towards the Lord of Glory and trusting Him Scripture: Then he said to me Prophesy to these bones and say to them Dry bones hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you and you will come to life Ezekiel 37:4-5 NIV  Jesus has prophesied and clearly spoken words over your life all through the Word of God and especially in the Gospels We all have fallen short of the measure of Glory that Christ Jesus has achieved for each one of us on the Cross We are all just skin and bone But by simple act of will we can choose to lay the issues of life on the Alter of God and be led into the Most Holy Place Here receiving rich ministry in the Presence of the Lord as we enter the Courts of God in the deepest of praise and honour for the Blood shed for us In the secret language of the Spirit in unknown tongues in the language given you by the Spirit of God 1 Cor 14:2 offering up perfect praise unto the Lord your God Praising unceasingly: continually abiding and remaining in the ministering and powerful Presence of the Lord our God as you go about daily life Pray this small prayer Lord I welcome you afresh into my life I invite you to make your home in me I make myself ready to receive you please enter my life Though you are my Lord and Saviour I wish not to have my door closed to you but fully open unto you Please come in and sup with me and me with you I treasure the fact that you desire to sit with me and share of yourself Please lead me once again into our Holy Presence I open my heart wide to you anew this day in Jesus Name Amen
Day #21: Spirit of Might Spirit of Might Opening Scripture: Moses and Aaron went into the Tent of Meeting and when they came out they blessed the people and the glory of the Lord [the Shekinah cloud] appeared to all the people [as promised] [Lev 9:6 ] Then there came a fire out from before the Lord and consumed the burnt offering and the fat on the altar and when all the people saw it they shouted and fell on their faces Leviticus 9:23-24 AMPC  Lord Jesus thank you that you envelop me in praise Lord that your praise rises up within me lifting me into your Presence Lord I pray and intercede for your people that as your praise rises up within the congregations that your Glory may come upon all people as a Cloud for all to see That your Resurrection Power may strike like lightning Job 37:3-4 AMPC healing setting free and leading people unto repentance in the Glory of your Presence Why does the Spirit of God come upon us? Because with praise and honour we give Him place and with healing in His Wings He comes upon a believer Prayers and good deeds flood your soul and do not cease but only increase and these prayers are brought before the Father as you are lifted up into His Presence The Presence of God is a most powerful place a meeting with the Person of Jesus in His Glory Being raised and personally instructed by the Holy Spirit to more freely receive answer to prayer and to gain a greater anointing a greater measure of the Spirit of God Sow in the Spirit of God so that you may more liberally and confidently reap from the Spirit Gal 6:8 Continually sow in the Holy Spirit and draw in a greater measure from the Glory Gifts and Might of God Sow unto the flesh a secular mind-set Ez 44:23 and draw from the temporal disappointing and frail nature of the flesh even unto Death I believe in Jesus you say but where do you sow? Whos voice do you readily listen and are attentive to? We are called to enter the Rest of the Lord and that is a decisive step Heb 4:3 It is in this place that the Spirit of God raises up instructs and brings to life the capacity to draw more liberally and freely from the Reserves Knowledge and Might of God – the Branch I will gladly speak of the goodness of God and I will not allow myself to be dissuaded For there is someone out there who is in need of a touch from the Lord Like the lady with the issue of blood where Jesus became aware of the Resurrection Power flowing through Him Luke 8:43-48 In her praise her pressing in her seeking and reaching out to the Lord – Heaven became excited In eager expectation she said within herself if only I could touch the hem of His garment and at the moment of a touch in a flash healing virtue flowed into her life and she was instantly healed Scripture: Though an army may encamp against me My heart shall not fear One thing I have desired of the LORD That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD All the days of my life To behold the beauty of the LORD And to inquire in His temple Psalms 27:3-4 NKJV  There are believers who in their private turning aside Ex 3:3-4 in the Lord have a stir of the Holy Spirit welling up within them A rising up of praise of pressing in of faith and expectancy kindled by the Holy Ghost In congregations of believers there is a stir there is an expectancy a fire brewing seeded by the Spirit of God spurred on by the hearts of the hungry and thirsty The Word of God is spoken and hearts are quickly alighten Praise and expectation in the congregation rise up before the Lord and a charge in Heaven develops The Cloud gathers and is charged and excited as the Father is drawn to the deep yearning of His children And as lightning the Power of God comes upon the congregation Ps 97:3-7 AMPC The same Resurrection Power that rose Christ Jesus Phil 3:10 from the dead powerfully heals and saves believers and unbelievers alike Spontaneously This Fire is kindled Luke 12:49 in the secret place of individual believers as well as within the hearts desire and dream of a church body Matt 23:37 The more hearts that simply abide in the Secret Place of the Lord within a congregation in the deepest of yearning longing and hunger unto the Lord: connects intercedes and draws down the Resurrection Power and Fire of God or draws up from the Branch A mighty Wind blows Acts 2:2 and the Glory Cloud of God comes physically upon a congregation Now this is valuable Convincing people through wisdom and knowledge has its value but the demonstration of the Power and Might of God swiftly changes the hearts and lives of generations of people eternally! Open the door of your heart broad and wide Rev 3:20 roll out the carpet for Him Eagerly set a table and wait upon the Lord Wait wait wait wait for Jesus comes to those who earnestly wait upon Him Matt 25 Those of whom live their life as a continual open door in open invitation and expectation unto the Lord Like little children eagerly waiting for their papa to return home and He comes He comes powerfully and mightily upon them The Word of God proceeds the move of the Spirit it sanctifies the soul John 17:17 Speak over your life with the truth of the Word of God Possess the Living Word of God and give place to our Father to make it increasingly yours Walk in it breathe it allow it to burn in your veins Prophecy over your family your finances your future Dont sit idle Allow the prophetic Word of God that proceeds the move of the Spirit to rise up in you Out of your mouth proceeds both Spirit and Life simply from Him of whom you abide in the Branch the Vine that is Christ Jesus Drawing from the River of Life that flows from the Lamb Rev 22:1 the same Spirit and the same Resurrection Power abides in you You are born of the same Spirit the same Root the same Heritage as Christ Jesus our Lord When you choose in your heart to turn aside unto the Lord when you say to yourself I will go aside to seek my Lord the Lord hears and inclines His ear to you Ps 116:2 40:1-3 The same picture as the lady with the issue of blood who said to herself if only I touch the hem of His garment Heaven was already waiting in great anticipation for her because of what she had decided in her heart When believers set within their hearts to meet with the Lord He in His own longing is right there eagerly waiting The Spirit of God given full rightful place stirs the hearts within the congregation A stirring a charge wrought of the Holy Ghost utters the deepest of praise and worship And the rising expectation ushers in the overwhelming Presence of Jesus This charge of rising expectancy connects with the anticipation in Heaven and in a flash He comes upon the congregation visibly and undeniably powerful for all to see A collective gasp rises up as people see God move Exodus 3:3-4 NKJV: I see the Fire of the Holy Ghost and I will turn aside so when the LORD saw that he turned aside God called to him Pray this small prayer Lord I recognise this reality of the Kingdom of God that the same Spirit that flowed in Jesus can flow in me Lord I pray that you lead me to the River of God that I might abide in the Counsel and Might of the Holy Spirit Lord I wish to sow in the Spirit I wish to be raised in the things of the Holy Ghost Please lead me and guide me so that I might participate more fuller each day in the Spirit of Might In Jesus Name Amen
Day #22: Spirit of Might Fire of God Once you have experienced fire smoke is just not ever enough Once you have experienced Heaven religion just will never do The most precious gift is that regardless of circumstances you can love and praise Jesus and seek His Face His Person and His Presence And in doing so His Love comes upon you and you get to see His Hand at work and circumstances changed It doesnt take intelligence to praise Jesus it doesnt take a doctorate in Biblical knowledge to love and praise His Name It only takes a heart of a child and this regardless of age It is the same that sees the Power the Revelation and Love of God flow like a river You can have all knowledge and even great deeds but still not approach Jesus in the way that you are supposed to What is your religion? Nothing! The Christian belief is NOT a religion but IS the unfathomable Love and Mercy of Christ Jesus Despite your human frailties your sin and foulness of heart your unbelief and otherwise flat out rejection of the purposes of God – the Love of Jesus triumphs! Jesus remains deeply longing to take you by your hand and lead you into the fullness of Himself and all this in spite of you Opening Scripture: I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance but He who is coming after me is mightier than I whose sandals I am not worthy to carry He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and Fire Matthew 3:11 NKJV  I desire to no longer stop at the word and but go on all the way to the full reality of the word Fire as purposed in the Cross and the shed Blood of the Lamb I shall turn aside and see this great sight Ex 3:3-4 I shall seek the Fire of God as presented by the Holy Spirit sealed and set in Promise by the Blood shed for each one of us Luke 24:49 Therefore I earnestly wait in the Upper Room in eager expectation of Him  To be guided by the Holy Spirit in preparation for the Fire of God to be raised and instructed by the Holy Spirit to more freely receive answer to prayer To gain a greater anointing a greater measure of the Spirit of God even a measure without limit John 3:34 To be warmly taken by my right hand Is 41:13-19 by the Spirit of the Living God and given place among these standing here in the Courts of God Zech 3 To be clothed in fine linen and seated with Jesus at the right hand of God Eph 2:6 and to be guided and gifted with a deepening awareness and confidence to approach the Provision of Heaven 1 Cor 2:9 AMPC As a little child of God I am coming to know whom I am in Him for the Spirit of God is making Him increasingly known He is raising me to know the Father to know Jesus to know who I am in Him and also to be known in Him I choose to listen and to hear the Voice of God rather than the voice of the god of this age whos voice is loud prevalent and common The god of this age is intent on the believer retaining a secular way of approaching God in their faith This religious secular spirit is intently at work to deny you the Holy Spirit and Fire Matt 13 Just look at the Parable of the Sower: 1 Path Satan hardened hearts Some people wont even ponder or meditate on the possibility of the Spirit and Fire 2 Persecution and some are hindered from taking the message deep to heart and in times of persecution the pursuit of the Spirit and Fire wilts and is no more 3 Weeds simply the cares and worries of this life takes centre stage and choke out the hunger and longing of heart 4 Now the good soil this is a choice to daily Luke 9:23 seek the Presence of Heaven Matt 6:9-13 and in this Good Soil the Spirit of the Living God Himself instructs guides protects and raises up causing you to flourish! Through praise and worship prayer and fasting increasingly behold a greater measure of the Glory of Jesus John 17:24 in the Secret Place of the Lord Ps 91:1 AMPC The more that you behold His Glory the more you simply find yourself carrying a greater measure of His Glory as you go about your daily life Just as Jesus led the way though He was God incarnate He always went aside to seek the Face of God to wait upon the Lord and enter into His Presence Come and gain the fullness of the Fruit of the Spirit alive tangible and powerfully active the Gifts of God fluent flowing and abundant The Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding the Spirit of Counsel and Knowledge the Spirit of Might and of the Fear of God rising up from within each one of us Spending time in the Presence of Jesus waiting upon the Lord He gifts you with the Keys to bring Life Authority and the Power of the Kingdom into your world This for the very needs of the land and the community of people entrusted you Josh 1:3 The most powerful thing we possess is our ability to praise Jesus for His Blood To hunger for the Voice the Face of Jesus and have His Glory come upon each one of us It is within the capacity of the believer in your own hands to usher in the mighty move of the Spirit of God that never ceases The powerful Life giving River of God flowing through the midst of the local church The Presence of God by nature brings healing brings restoration brings Heaven on earth Even the gold streets of Heaven coming into your world – the prosperity of Heaven pre-Fall provision You choose I present to you both Life and death you choose Deut 30:19 By the simple gift of free will given you you can choose to welcome invite and make place for the Person of Jesus come among us In preference for Him you can birth the might move of the Holy Ghost in your community of influence and within your congregation Allow your continual encounters in the Lord to embolden you in Him Be encouraged when you see Gods Hand move by your own prayers – you a mere man! Not just a mere man but one united in and born of the same image and likeness as that of the Branch! Where the Father looks at you a branch and it cannot be seen where Jesus ends and you start This is the calling and leading of the Father To sound like look like act like and do the same as Christ Jesus With the same healing virtue the same Resurrection Power flowing through you The same nature the same character the same likeness the same Love the same Power and the same Spirit For the same Source equals the same Results Not in a religious image crafted by man but Hand Crafted by the Spirit of Living God into the FULL image of the Son Scripture: I am going to send you what my Father has promised but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high Luke 24:49 NIV  I need the Fire of God you need the Fire of God we all collectively need to be clothed with power from on high Let us be encouraged as we wait upon the Lord The Kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but a demonstration of the power of God so that your faith and the faith of new believers is firmly established on the Power of God and not man 1 Cor 2:4-5 Make place for the Fire of God so the Father may bring eternal change to this sinful and corrupt generation Acts 2:40 Luke 2:36-38 NKJV : Serve God never leaving the Temple worshipping Jesus from within His Presence Night and day fasting and praying ushering in the Presence of Jesus of whom you recognise and know That His Person might walk among us Rev 5:1-5 and pour out the Fire of the Mighty Holy Ghost here and now today Acts 2 To heal to set free and save the Nations for Christ Jesus This is the prayer of our Saviour as He hung on the Tree spilling His Blood for the world Scripture: The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon Me because He has anointed Me to preach the good news the Gospel to the poor He has sent Me to announce release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind to send forth as delivered those who are oppressed [who are downtrodden bruised crushed and broken down by calamity] Luke 4:18 AMPC  The Spirit of the Lord is upon me this same Mantle and Anointing has been placed upon each believer Each one born of Spirit Water and Blood For we by choice are rooted and united in Christ Jesus the Branch Therefore give place for the Spirit of the Living God to lead you by still waters Ps 23:1-3 to be healed strengthened and refreshed Being led and built up in the Knowledge the Glory and the Power in the Fire of the Holy Ghost Eph 3:14-21 Amen Bless you! Pray this small prayer Lord I prepare myself the best I know possible I kindle myself in order to receive the Fire of God Lord I dont know how but I am eager to learn Please lead me in the preparing and kindling of my soul that you may fulfil your purpose in me Please fill me in the Fire and Power of the Holy Ghost In Jesus Name Amen
Day #23: The Answer is Jesus The Answer is Jesus Opening Scripture: Matthew 17:14-21 NKJV A personal prayer Thank you Lord that I am the Lords 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 Knowing full well that you will guide me even in the very next step Thank you Lord for the privilege that I can 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 the issues that life presents I can choose to come into your Presence entering right into the Refreshing of the Lord Each day and in every moment here in your Presence I can choose to lay down all the cares of this life into your full care and live my life free and full of the Holy Ghost and Power Power to bring the Hand of God to bear in every circumstance of life small or large and with the Power to intercede and bring the Hand of God to bear on behalf of others even the world around me 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 Fully laying all things into your care for you are Trustworthy and True and your Love is powerful Lord it is amazing to me to realise that you love me with all your Heart 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 All this in spite of me Thank you Lord that in every circumstance I can jealously and intently pursue you I can choose 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 Now my whole being is united in you this is the joy of my soul In this I realise that you are now fully free to come upon my life in all your fullness This deeply long for this I deeply welcome 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 Gods care your Heavenly Father is now free to fully participate in them and 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 roots of 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 to enter fully in continuously in every area I give you full authority to participate in every facet of my life even the slightest of cares concerns or questions These I will not carry Here is my life here are my loves and hopes here are my fears and cares Thank you In the same way that you have called me to love you as you love me with all of my being I seek you with all my being nothing left over Nothing retained and nothing withheld Thank you Lord I know that you will guide me even as a little child in all areas of life and you continually pronounce blessing upon me You charge even your angels over me and protect me where I step Ps 91:9-16 I welcome you I seek the fullness of you with all of my soul mind and strength Thank you Lord for your blessings thank you for the knowledge of you I now entrust even these very things to you Lord please continue to take me by my hand and to lead me in all things pertaining to Life that I may continue to fully enter into your Rest Heb 4 your Abiding Place That I might be fruitful according to your full Purpose The encouragement here today is to love the Lord trust Him and fully release your life into the Hands of the Lord Every day and in all circumstances for this is the basis of the Gospel The schemes and the impressions of the Evil One are there to separate you in thought and heart from the Knowledge 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 was 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 completely in His Hands but seek His Face All issues of life from the furthest left ie sicknesses fears disappointments offences persecution losses confusion mistakes desires and dreams And all the issues of life to furthest right ie relationships with church life the Kingdom of God ministry spiritual gifts and hopes for your family and city saved Repent and be free of all cares laying them into the Faithful Hands of God Seeking Jesus to be King and Ruler of them all – He who is Life He who is Love Choose to abide in the Refreshing of the Lord Acts 3:19-20 NIV The Love of God is the single right basis of all things: being rooted driven powered moved and directed by the Love of God welling up from deep within your soul The Love of God lit on fire by the Holy Ghost the burning Love of God within you Choose daily to delight yourself in Him Ps 37:4 who is Life and allow His Love to come and fully rest upon you In laying down your life in the Lord it is not the end but the wonderful path of beginning You are free now to enter into the realm of the Lord God that is beyond comprehension definition or limit In this realm 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 Now to your world you have something to give and His Name is Jesus You are a child of God one of His beloved Our 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 and now abide Continue to hold onto your life and you will lose it Luke 17:33 but in trust and in obedience to the Gospel daily release your life unto the Lord 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 measure His Power His Love His Presence and His Counsel We are the limitator not God: He even esteems you higher than His own Son nailing Him on the Cross for you and Jesus values you more than the knowledge of the terror of the Cross He had to face The Blood He shed the work of the Cross the tearing of the Curtain and the gift of the Holy Ghost are the final expression of the Father – that He holds nothing back from you Truly everything is truly Yes and Amen … to the Glory of God 1 Cor 1:20 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 be 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 to walk with Gal 5:25 and live in the fullness of the Spirit of God Even without 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 doctrine or vision achievements or finances nor your failures Nothing of the flesh achieves these things but the Spirit of whom you give full place day by day circumstance by circumstance Full place and no longer retaining in part Allowing the Lord your God to take even the residue traces of doubt and unbelief fears and cares from your soul as you enter in and abide in His Courts Approaching Him as decreed: as a little child The Presence of God is experienced here in the present Cares are intended to drag you off into the future and the past In order to walk in step with the Spirit of God drawing liberally from Him quiet yourself 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 day Pray this small prayer Lord I choose to make you Lord of my life you are the Answer Lord I dont know how to lay my life down I dont know how to release my life into your hands Lord I say this prayer in faith: I give my life into you capable hands I entrust my life to you I entrust all its issues Those things that are going well and those things that are going against I welcome you to fully participate in them all and enter into the Rest I am called to This I try to pray each day so that you remain the centre of my life that in you I may flourish in the Courts of God In Jesus Name Amen
Day #24: The Answer is Jesus Doubt and Unbelief Receiving the Spirit of God upon salvation is not the end but the beginning Accepting Christ Jesus as your Lord and Saviour of your life is not the end but the beginning you have now entered into the Wonder and the vast realms of the Glory of the Lord In the same way that we are called to love the Lord with all we are just as He does us we also seek Him with all we are – nothing withheld We seek His Presence manifest we seek the active reality of our Loving and Powerful Saviour manifest rising up in our lives and He through our lives Knowing He does the work John 14:10 Living in the continual tangible and active realities of the Presence and Love of Jesus resting upon each one of us daily opening the gates of our heart unto the Lord Ps 24 Seeking this with all of our heart with all our mind and with all our strength in this we are truly living in agreement with the Love of God As believers we can suffer with unbelief Therefore give place to the Spirit of God for He will remove even the trace residue of doubt and unbelief as His Presence comes upon you Of your flesh you cannot achieve this this is gifted of the Holy Ghost as you seek His Presence and lay your life down in Him even daily Be encouraged for nothing is of your flesh not by might nor by strength but by my Spirit says the Lord Zech 4:6 Realise fundamentally that faith without unbelief faith without doubt is not matured by your own flesh effort or self-discipline but it is freely gifted you of the Spirit of whom your heart is set upon It is such a privilege that we can live life fully submitted and subject to the Holy Ghost for in this He works and shows Himself active on your behalf Faith is a lifestyle and is not something that is activated only when you need answer to prayer Faith is about where you abide who are you joined with and where you dwell each day The prayer that God sees is your whole life laid bare before Him and not the brief uttering from your mouth not as just a reed bending in the wind Is 58:5 To involve and entrust even your slightest cares to the Lord He prepares you to involve Him and trust Him with the life-threatening cares that come Practice here: entrust all your cares in Him that the active Presence of your Provider may richly abide upon you For cares can be like viruses that separate or like debris that restrict the flow of the Branch of which you are grafted into Matt 13:7 We need a firm rooting bonded and connected in the Branch becoming one in Him ie abide and remain As a born again believer do you abide in the Love of God being raised and instructed in soul by the Lord God Almighty? Are you being led into the mediation of the Word of God by His Presence or do you only wish to live fully conscious and aware of the cyclic issues of this life? Surely you realise that being rooted in the Life of Jesus that He raises you up above the life of this world? His Life within you gives you the capacity to speak over the issues of this life and pronounce Life and Blessing Gain the attitude of the Counsel of God that brings about His Life and the reality of the Kingdom of God upon your life Our Lord God charges even His angels to go out before you and prepare the way So much so that even the issues that you cannot now think of the Lord has already prepared for As a Christian choose to make Him Lord and this not just in word alone How long should I put up with you? Jesus said speaking to His disciples opening Scripture these men who have walked with Him stood by Him and believed in Him like you and I It is because of your unbelief! I am not sure if you have noticed but believers suffer from *unbelief We as those who have been entrusted with the Word of God even trained and approved to preach the Word and lead the people of God can suffer and preach from a spirit of unbelief and doubt I encourage you to love the Lord and continually seek His Presence and Love increasingly manifest upon your life as the underlying root cause and drive As a result the Presence of the Lord upon your life will remove even the residue of doubt and unbelief Let us not go out there with our doctrine and our flesh in the Name of Jesus but in the fullness of God and the Fire of the Holy Ghost *Unbelief has its origins in he who leads rebellion against Heaven So the question is whom is your ear inclined? Satan speaks into the soul of man saying become as God knowing Good and Evil Gen 3:5 or otherwise said become as a god in your own right and strength choosing for yourself what is good and evil Repent and cast this Thief aside Rather incline your ear and retain a deep hunger for the Voice of God even more so than your daily bread – your daily needs Deut 8:3 Live life as an open invitation waiting upon the Lord for the outpouring move of the Spirit upon your life For you are not born of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man but of God John 1:13 Eagerly seek the Lord God Almighty: with all your heart with all your mind and with all your strength ie nothing left over A lifestyle of quietening your soul unto the Lord even in the hecticness of life As an open invitation unto Jesus knowing full well that He will guide you even in the very next step of life and that of your ministry Even unto the leading of the very fullness of Himself The onus is not on you but on the Lord of whom you entrust yourself fully to in each moment and in every situation – free of cares He will guide you and prepare the way for you as you have fully prepared the way for Him In united bond one on one with He who is Love With the deepest of ties one on one with He who is Life These deep ties are established as the Spirit and Presence of God comes upon you each day Waiting upon the Lord means just that sometimes youll just have to wait But He will come and dress himself to serve He will have you recline at the table and will come and wait on you Luke 12:37 Learn to quieten yourself and wait upon the Lord retaining the knowledge that your invitation has been extended to the Lord and the Lord will come according to His Word The root drive: love the Lord God with all you heart with all your soul with all you mind and all your strength And love others as yourself An underlying purpose of loving God is to lead you into maturity to loving others ie His Love gifts you with capacity to love As the Love of God rises up and comes upon you even daily you gain immeasurable ability to love your spouse your children your friends even your enemies This is gifted you and made manifest of the Holy Ghost and is by no means contrived of the flesh Mans love continually fails but Gods Love triumphs The laying down of your life is by no means an abandoning of responsibilities It is not an abandoning of loved ones friends or enemies but He gifts you He empowers you with the Love Counsel and Power of God to minister and heal them Becoming pillars of God oaks of righteousness and a gateway of the Kingdom of God Pray this small prayer Lord please root out of me the spirit of unbelief and the spirit of doubt I recognise them as spirits that are intent to rob from me and stand in between me and that of which you have purposed me Lord in the place of these foul spirits please come into my life please instil the Faith of Jesus into my soul By the Spirit of the Living God take that of which Jesus and insert it into me In Jesus Name Amen
Day #25: The Answer is Jesus Laying Down Cares Scripture: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow of those in heaven and of those on earth and of those under the earth and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father Phil 2:10-11 NKJV  True worshippers worship the Father in spirit and in truth John 4:23 ie 1 in meditation and taking possession of the Word of God 2 as well as waiting upon Him and allowing personal encounters of your Lord and Saviour As you come in earnest to wait upon Jesus when He comes you cannot physically remain standing In the Presence of Jesus you are brought to your knees in every part of you and in every way Within your soul within your mind and your flesh A praise comes upon you that is not of yourself and a deep sense of the Presence of Jesus comes totally overwhelming you This is most dearly precious and also I have found that it is a most important part of the Christian walk your regular encounters with the Person of Christ Jesus the Author of Life Jesus has availed Himself to you regardless if you have been a Christian for only just a day or for many years: His willingness to meet with you is astounding … but there is a right approach Salvation isnt a single invitation of the Lord asking Him into your life once years ago but a heart unto the Lord in open invitation For as Jesus said I will not leave you as orphans I will come to you John 14:16 He will come and show you of His Glory John 17:24 In this Abiding Place you can live in experience and receive from the Lord throughout all your days No situation or issue no anxiety or cares of this life is able to remain standing in the Presence of Jesus No name above on or below the earth in Jesus Name I do not wish to live for a moment without the manifest Presence of Jesus upon my life nor can I function without it I will not lay idle or indifferent especially that I know that there is only more of Him and that He only desires to draw me ever closer in Him All sin weakness failure and doubt is washed away in the regular encounters of the Person of Jesus As Jesus comes upon you a faith and a boldness is implanted within you that is not of oneself John 16:14 AMPC Therefore I choose to humbly wait upon the Lord patiently and in earnest making the way straight for Him Is 40:3 For who am I but nothing without Him I am no more than the dust of the earth like the brief morning mist But in Jesus I am a something in Him the Fathers eye is intent upon me and He lifts me up in Himself What a precious gift what a wonderful God we serve In the quieting of oneself waiting upon the Lord and experiencing regular encounters of the Person of Jesus even the very trace residue of doubt and cares fade away A boldness that is of the Spirit comes upon you that is by no means of the flesh For Gods Voice rises up within you and the voice of the Thief diminishes Your flesh is useless to you every part of it place not your faith there If you desire to walk full in the Power and the Anointing of the Holy Ghost and Fire realise your flesh capacity and its cares are only a stumbling block to you An obstruction and disorientation Daily lay your flesh down in the Lord dying to it as you have been instructed Even your knowledge and understanding Prov 3:5-8 die that you may produce many seeds just as He who went before you John 12:24 Jesus says that unless you come to Him as a little child you cannot enter the Kingdom of God Matt 18:3 you cannot participate freely in the Kingdom: His Gifts His Power or the abundant Joy and Peace of the Holy Spirit You remain restricted in your experience of the Knowledge the Intimacy the Love and awareness of the Presence of God upon your life Aware of His manifest Presence right in the midst of the storms and the craziness of life on this earth As Jesus walked the earth: you as well can live in the calm in the peace in the quiet confidence of soul right in the midst of the hecticness and hurricanes of life Jesus operated from a pure love of God a singular set structure: the Love of God Nothing swayed Him He neither strived or fretted about anything for everything was the Fathers His love fully in God with nothing left over In complete Rest of soul and intimacy in the Father God manifested through Him ie worked through Him spoke through Him and guided Him John 14:10-12 This is the same picture and plan for each one of us those born of the Seed Let the Love of God be the anchor the foundation and vision of your soul We are called by default to enter and abide in the Rest of the Lord not to sit observing the Rest the Kingdom from a distance but fully enter in This is not possible of our flesh but is freely gifted of the Holy Spirit We are called to abide in the Rest as like as in the eye of a storm Whilst people see dark skies strong destructive winds and harsh conditions you see blue sky Others around you see calamity the world crashing down hopelessness and despair – you however see an open Heaven to draw from To draw liberally from even to bring the Hand of God to bear Leader of the Rebellion Cares have their root in the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil Where you only naturally wish to be in control independent of God with your own knowledge of what is right and wrong possible and impossible But at the same time struggle with the fact that not everything is in your control You in the end are not God Jesus was crucified to free you from the effects of this original sin so that you truly may fully partake of the Tree of Life and live forever Gen 3 These cares can have their origins from either inside the ministry of the church or out there from the world This is a most central aspect of the Gospel: to lay your life down to die to take up your cross daily Fully releasing and entrusting yourself in the Son as a little child This is about removing the effects of being like God needing to know and be in control of everything with your own understanding and fully releasing yourself unto Christ Satans voice or suggestion to this very day is always did God really say that? Endeavouring to seed doubt of the Living Word of God in your heart and diminish His splendour into distant obscurity The worlds natural root heritage is not of the Tree of Life nor ear inclined to the Voice of God But instead as one as a god unto oneself and independent of our Heavenly Father This is the deceptive nature and character of Satan and his angels since the Beginning This therefore is the nature and origin of doubt still living under the effects of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil We however are grafted into the Branch that is of the Tree of Life let us all the more secure ourselves there remaining and abiding in Him The Voice we hunger for and decidedly choose to otherwise hear and recognise is that of Jesus John 10:27 and in Him we gladly sit at His feet It is the Spirit and the Voice of God that Counsels us and raises us in Faith The Waters from the Lamb Rev 22:1 welling up within you as you live fully submitted and subject to the Holy Ghost He allows you to fully participate in Him to draw from Him for He by nature works to show Himself active on behalf of those who earnestly wait for Him rending even the Heavens for you Is 64:1-4 To continue: the scar in the heart of the Father is the fact that the leader of the Rebellion rose up with a third of the angels and led war against the Creator Against He who is Love He who is Life Satans deception in his own mind was so complete he thought himself capable to dethrone God Is 14:12-15 And this same deception came upon all these angels to think that they too can be like God independent of Him However Gods Grace His Love and compassion for you is so complete But the fact remains that doubt has its origins in this spirit of Rebellion And even though people believe that Jesus is the Christ and was crucified on the Cross there is not the Power of God active like in the book of Acts The reason why is simple doubt and unbelief Doubt and unbelief to God is a believers ear still accustomed to the voice of the leader of the Rebellion over that of the Living Word that proceeds from the mouth of God To His own disciples Jesus often said oh you of little faith or in this case faithless and perverse generation how long shall I bear with you? He said this to those of whom He loved and deeply cared for and broke bread together But He was frustrated because He knew where it came from He knew where the root of doubt and unbelief comes from it is rooted in the rebellion against God Let us simply repent and pray with earnest please forgive me please help me in my unbelief Let us fully enter into the Life that Christ died to bring Cry out may your Kingdom come and your perfect Will be done in my life just as it is in Heaven This is the right prayer of all believer whether young or old This is the root purpose of the Cross: to set you free from all the effects of sin the influence of the Thief and to triumph over him For the heel of the Seed of woman stands on the head of the serpent Gen 3:15 You in remaining in the Vine are born of the same Seed and can stand on the Serpents head crushing him in all areas of this life and bring the Kingdom of God firmly established in your world The naked Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ spoken preludes the move of the Spirit … Pray this small prayer Lord I realise that though I love the Word and Truth of God I have only pursued you in this way I never realised that I can pursue you so very real in person even seeking you to visit me afresh and anew each day That I dont have to rely just on my understanding my knowledge and doctrine but I can continually live in the Dwelling Place of He who is the Word of God Lord please bring me anew into your Courts each day into your Presence all the moments of my day In Jesus Name Amen
Day #26: The Answer is Jesus Learning to Ride a Bicycle A lifestyle of prayer and fasting deals directly with the spirit of unbelief and doubt Jesus continues in this opening passage Matt 17:14-21 this kind only comes out by prayer and fasting Realise that our battle is not with flesh and blood but against principalities and rulers of the spiritual realm Eph 6:12 Rev 12:17 Our fight is in the spirit Recognise where things have their root: Satan has come to kill steal and destroy Jesus however has come to bring Life to heal and restore in every way John 10:10 It is very clear where things have their origin it is no longer clouded Jesus your Friend and the Thief your Enemy As a believer filled full of the Holy Ghost and covered by the Blood of Jesus you can cut him off in every way Through a culture of prayer and fasting meditating on His Word the Lord equips you to overcome all the schemes of the Evil One To break the yolk and bonds that keep you and others living under sickness oppression and bound by the chains of the author of sin deceit and decay We are at war and though there may be battles lost seasons of being pushed back you have the Victory and His Name is Jesus! As ex-slaves of sin you and I have nothing to offer our King except bowing down saying thank you Jesus and guess what as King that is all He wants The Lord will set you fully free as you lay bow your life and its issues fully down daily in Him Waiting upon Him and allowing Jesus to come upon you each day Allowing Jesus regular and personal visits to refresh you and raise you up in Him You may say you have Jesus residing in you but this is not intended to be a doctrinal faith statement only for the Presence of Jesus totally brings you to your knees And the Fruit and result of the Spirit abiding in you is an unfathomable Joy Peace Love and Faithfulness of the Holy Spirit The Spirit of God will lift you up and cause you to triumph and shine even as a bright light as you lift Him up in your eyes Lord please help me in my unbelief Mark 9:24 this is the honest start for each and every believer As you bow down on your knees from within the depths of your soul praying I desire to give you all my life all my cares but I dont know how please help me Please teach me how to wait upon you for I deeply long for you to come visit sit and share with me according to your Word I submit a challenge to you: develop a culture of prayer and fasting ie the decided step of refraining from your norm and in an attitude of heart set in wait upon the Lord Inquiring of Him seeking His Face and loving Him Delighting yourself in praise and honour of soul unto the Lord your God with a full open door for Him Just like one of the five Virgins who waited for Jesus in earnest with plenty of oil Matt 25 OK there is the fasting of food and then there is fasting other things like TV Facebook and entertainment as you wait upon the Lord But what I challenge you today is a lifestyle of fasting cares and anxiety ie your grip on your own life As the Scriptures say be anxious for nothing Phil 4:6 In regular fasting choose in all things not to be anxious about anything but only to be anxiously keen on Jesus manifest in your life This is not achieved by knowledge or fleshly skill and works but is of the Spirit Can you hand your life to the Lord laying down all things in Him? All disappointments all insecurities all fears all concerns All issues of the past and the future that Jesus may triumph over them all? All issues common to man from the furthest left to the furthest right even the conscious residue of cares Giving full place for the Hand of God to be fully active upon your life and allowing the Rest Joy and Peace of the Lord to come upon you and His Hand to bear For these things are of the Tree of Life of which you have chosen to be established Therefore allow His Voice to flow like a River His Counsel and Might to be residentially active Fast cares ie give Christ Jesus full right and license to participate in all areas of your life This is the greatest of treasures the greatest of gifts the Father actively working in all the Promises concerning you As you of whom have been issued with the Promise remain no longer wandering in the desert but enter in and abide and eat of all the fruits of the Promises of God As learning to ride a bicycle or tie a shoelace practice to no longer carry a trace of cares doubt or unbelief For these things keep the full participation and the Promises of the Father at a distance They keep you from receiving liberally from Him This is not judgement but an encouragement in the right path Initially learning to ride a bicycle or to tie a shoelace is absolutely mind-bending stuff but your Father who is in Heaven in absolute delight will gladly lean over your shoulders and taking you by your hand show you how Think of it like this the cares of this life are like weeds that choke the plant Luke 8:7 You have been grafted into the Branch and it is from this same Branch that the Spirit of Knowledge freely flows the Spirit of Understanding Wisdom Counsel flows like a river From this same Branch flows the Spirit of Might and of the Fear of God Is 11:1-3 Doubt and unbelief ie your cares that are greater than your faith choke out strangle your ability to receive liberally from the Lord Regardless of your righteous deeds works or doctrine you remain like a blunt axe You are a child of the Living God gifted with both the Word and the Spirit of God but a core weakness and fracture remains So in regular prayer and fasting in earnest for the physical manifestation of Jesus outworking in your life He prepares the way for you to become a receiver of the Lord Let this become your new job title I am a Receiver as a satellite dish continuously receiving from the Lord day and night I even I am He who comforts you Who are you that you should be afraid of a man who will die and of the son of a man who will be made like grass? And you forget the LORD your Maker Is 51:12-13 NKJV Let me rephrase this: who are you that you should be caught up in cares allowing them to retain a strong grip on your life that you should forget your Maker?  Understand this prayer and fasting deals directly with the spirit of unbelief and doubt It is not necessarily your faith in the existence of Jesus or believing that He is the Christ that moves mountains It is living doubt-free that causes the mountains to become as chaff and is blown away in the wind Is 41:13-16 And this is established in you by the Sovereign Presence of God to whom you simply bow and lay your life down to right from within His Courts in His Presence of where you choose to abide Jesus participates to the measure you release Him that you involve Him Retain not the character and nature of the Old Adam: Adam of whom chose to live in reliance of his own knowledge of good and evil His action cut off the Branch the Knowledge and the Provision of God for himself and for all future generations But now being born again of the Spirit of God we can freely return back into His Provision Guidance Healing and Blessings This is simply that of which was originally purposed by God at Creation But there is a right way to go about this learn to lay down your life daily on the Alter of the Lord and enter and abide in His Presence That Jesus may become fully active in all that you are and do and that you also may freely receive and draw from your Heavenly Papa in all things The laying on the Alter isnt the end but the beginning of Wonder He allows you to enter into the unfathomable and vast realms of the His Most Holy Place Return: in the earlier days of being born again the Joy of the Lord was upon you Some for years experience wonders of the Presence and Power of Jesus but after a while this waned and the Joy and sparkle in your eye diminished Today the Spirit of the Living God desires you to return back to this first Joy this first love Do not allow yourself any longer to wander in the wilderness Do not wait forty years but cross over now and abide and eat freely of the Promises of God What occurs is the subtle voice and suggestions of the Thief that begins to take precedence over the Grace and Power of the Gospel of Christ Jesus Your eyes shift away from the Spirit and begin to become misaligned unto your own flesh Doctrines of your own understanding develop and harden lists of righteousness deeds and works become centre stage to you Especially under the sun-scorching eyes of others The Thief is endeavouring to shift you away from fresh encounters with the Person Jesus and of the Spirit of God manifest before your eyes and directs your thoughts and efforts unto the flesh Do you remember Paul exclaiming you foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh? Gal 3:1-3 Now you know where the bewitching comes from The Promise of God was revealed in Abraham the father of our faith and it was fulfilled in him because he remained faithful to the calling of God in his life regardless of circumstances ALL the Promises of God shall bud blossom and fruit in all their fullness in you as you retain a simple childlike faithfulness in the Lord Seeking first His Love and Presence manifest and revealed to you each day walking hand in Hand in Him Not relying on yesterdays Manna but what is fresh and new in the Lord each day here and now For in the Lord His Grace Goodness and Mercies are new every morning and His Compassion never fails therefore I shall wait upon the Lord all the more in Jesus name Lam 3:22-24 Pray this small prayer Lord please teach me how to ride the Bicycle of the Spirit of God Please lead me in the things of Heaven even that of the Courts of God Please open my heart my soul and my mind to the things of the Kingdom of God Making them who I am not just knowledge or revelation but the reality of my soul Please give me capacity to dance to the Music of Heaven to the Singing and Moves of the Holy Ghost In Jesus Name Amen
Day #27: Spirit Bears Witness Praise is of the Soul Praise is of the soul not the mouth However as you choose to begin offering praise with your mouth in honesty of heart seeking the realness of Him the Spirit comes upon you rising up overwhelming you with Praise Praise that is of the Spirit consumes your soul and your flesh The Presence and Love of God manifest upon you is the single most precious abiding place This subject is not my love towards the Lord nor is it His Love for the whole world It is not even the Lords Love towards you or me It is however moments when the Love of God comes upon you that is completely awe-inspiring He fills you and consumes your soul and flesh in the awe of the Presence and Power of the Lord It is altogether beautiful and deeply strengthening and it is here that the Lord wishes that we all abide and remain under the Anointing of the Lord Is 61:1 Firstly He has saved you and I in order to bring us close to Him to be with Him Mark 3:14-15 And God continually and jealously desires us all individually and collectively to be drawn ever closer to Himself Even intimately abiding in the Bosom of the Father just as His Son Christ Jesus John 1:18 And it is from this Place that we can truly set the captives free and impart the same Seed of Life in them Ie Jesus manifest the Love of God resting upon their lives and a life full and free in the Holy Spirit and Power From this same freedom they themselves live their life joyfully setting the captives free in the same Power and Presence of God It is in this intimacy this deep-rooted relationship and bond with the Lord of Glory of which ushers in the manifest Kingdom of God into your world For as you are brought up into His Presence into His Courts and enjoy sitting with Him day by day God of Heaven and Earth also comes upon your life and seats Himself firmly in you His manifest Presence in your life totally rattles your world All doubt and unbelief cares fears frailty and pride flee in the Glory and Delight of the Lord You truly are becoming as like a little child The Kingdom of God does not come through a spirit of works law or pride of knowledge but through an ever deepening intimacy in the Love of God Rev 2:1-5 A knowing of Him a walk that is so very close to Him just as Jesus The deepest of friendship the deepest of trust and confidence that is brought about by your own closeness in Him A closeness that He establishes as you earnestly wait upon the Lord with the single-eyed purpose of meeting with Him Have you ever drank water with mud in it? Would you ever present a glass of water to a friend that is not totally clear and pure? Our love can be muddied and its purpose unclear Therefore in purifying your love offering a singleness of heart to the Lord His Love comes upon you immeasurably So in earnest purify your love unto the Lord offering your King a pure glass of water as He comes and meets with you again In your life you rely only on the Grace and Goodness of God to cover you and this is right this is our basis as well as vision But at the same time you fail to offer your love pure and your life fully unto Him In this then you deny the fullness of the Freedom and the Power of Holy Ghost to rest upon your life Works and pride are not the answer but through love and intimacy is where the Father increasingly makes Himself known to you Not just a knowing that is of the pages of the Bible but the living closeness that comes through the regular encounters with the Person of Jesus Truly the Lord shows you how to love as His Love comes upon you Truly as you love Him and seek Him with all that you are His Love comes upon you and remains The Love of God upon your life establishes a deepening and natural capacity to love A love that is not of the flesh but is of God His Love that remains in you naturally builds a deepening loving relationship and closeness with your spouse and your children His Love builds a deepening intimacy in your family and repairs and builds tight bonds This Love of God extends from your life into your friendship associates and people who you meet on the street even towards your enemies The Love of God is the single most precious Gift and as we love and seek the Lord as we seek His Presence and sit with Him in person each day it is He who builds you up in Him He kindles and sets a burning of the Love of God in your soul He does this in you by His Presence and Grace that regularly comes and rests upon you in your closed sessions with the Lord of Glory As you go about your daily life the Presence and Love of God heals the soul mind and flesh renewing your youth Jesus teaches us to approach the Father in the same way He Himself approached Him He is the First Seed and it is He of whom we are called to follow I dearly wish to bear in my life the same constructive fruits and healing likeness and virtue of He who died for me He died in order that I might have His Resurrected Life abiding in me Hence I delight in Him regardless of what life presents or what opposition comes against for He is so deeply worthy For the Lord Himself is my Gift not what I hold in my hands nor see with my eyes but He who abides in me It is He who gives me the capacity to produce the same fruits as He for He calls me a friend and He Himself makes everything known to me John 15:14-16 withholding nothing not even Himself Such abiding in the Love and Presence of God is not in isolation away from everyone or disassociated No but in everywhere with whomever and in whatever situation of life that you are in The Love of God continuously rising up upon you If you were a slave when you were called dont let that trouble you 1 Cor 7:21 Regardless of where or how busy you are the Witness of the Holy Ghost can most powerfully rest upon your life Now this I like it is this that is most precious and guess what this Witness becomes uncontainable as you begin to reek the Love and Glory of God To preach and share the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ is a good and noble way of life But the right foundation is for the Person of Jesus and of the Holy Spirit to be a Witness to the Goodness of God through you This is of the same nature and way as Christ Jesus of whom went before us John 14:10 It is the same basis as the Apostles and of all the great moves of the Holy Spirit Truly our flesh profits us nothing at all IT IS ONLY by the Spirit that we can do the Fathers work In the continual seeking of the Face of Jesus the Holy Spirit testifies about Him as you live and breathe in Him and He in you It is from this place that we can witness and testify of He of whom we know and to that of which we have both seen and experience John 3:11 Truly how far we have fallen from the Glory of God but as the Lord lifts each one of us up in Him the scales come off our eyes and we behold the Glory of Jesus of whom richly abides in us How dry our life used to be compared to the tangible manifest richness of the Presence Love and Might of God resting upon each one of us The Lord truly lifts us up from the miry clay into the Glory of His Presence 1 Cor 2:7 2 Cor 3:18 He does this it is His dream being fulfilled it is to this joy that Jesus saw as the Cross was set before Him Heb 12:2 Pray this small prayer Lord I long for your Love upon me your Praise that abides my soul Lord may your Love truly enter my life coming so real upon me influencing all that I think and feel Lord I choose to set my love in you my tap-root of love into the Love of God that your Love may gush up in me overwhelming my soul in all that I think feel and do In Jesus Name Amen
Day #28: Spirit Bears Witness The Spirit Bears Witness Theme Scripture: 1 But when the Helper comes whom I will send to you from the Father the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father he will bear witness about me He will testify 2 And you also will bear witness because you have been with me from the beginning John 15:26-27 ESV  The way Jesus walked among the people of Israel He walks also in the streets of your town today The same picture is here and now though He in spirit As you walk with Him and sit and eat together He your Teacher shares continually of Himself and of the Truth of God Then because you have walked with Him since the beginning or in our case as the root basis of our life now you can truly be a witness for Him A witness of the one of whom you both intimately know and to that of which you have seen John 3:11 Structural basis of ministry: Mark 3:14-15 He appointed twelve that they might 1st   be with Him and 2nd that He might send them out to preach and 3rd to have authority to heal the sick and drive out demons   To be with Jesus is the single right basis of the Christian life This single-most cause this one purpose one duty one responsibility one vision one hope and one foundation and His Name is Jesus Jesus the Author of Life the Author of Faith the Christ the Saviour the Resurrection and the Life Our single calling is to be with Him to abide in Him entering into the Rest and Presence of the Lord It is from this place of being as a little child in Him that He openly shares of Himself in Person and the Holy Spirit Himself also testifies imparting of the Person of Jesus It is in this abiding place this being with Jesus that mountains are moved they being turned to chaff and blown away by the wind Jesus healed all who came to Him the answer then is for us to go to Him and point others in the same There is nothing in us Jesus is the Answer! If we truly wish and deeply long to bring healing to the suffering to set the captives free and preach the Good News of our Lord and Saviour then we need to go to Him ie be with Him It is in this closest relationship our abiding in His Love of which He truly makes Himself known to us This Knowing this Faith this Hope that He gives us and His Love that comes upon us becomes the immovable tap-root of our soul and whole being When people come to you for healing it is the Resurrected Jesus abiding in you of whom heals Our first and foremost calling is to be with Him to remain in Him in body soul mind and spirit Knowing that it is from this abiding where He places words in your mouth to speak and preach Spirit of Knowledge and Counsel and healing in your hands to give Spirit of Might These things effortlessly spring from He of whom you in all things are truly one and bonded with This single place of abode Intimacy: there is an intimacy in the Lord that is available to the measure that you yourself long for God desires the deepest of intimacy however your love and life is in your hands to offer Intimacy is not automatic but has been afforded you by the Cross and the Blood shed for you Jesus has opened this Door for you now feel welcome to pursue enter in and partake richly of There is an intimacy a closeness an ability to draw from God that no one can take away from you No issue or reality of life can steal from you and it is in this place that the Hand of God comes powerfully to bear Look at these numbers: 70 12 3 and 1 do they mean anything to you? Of course there were the 12 disciples and the 70 who went out as well Then of the Twelve there were the three of whom were close to Jesus and of these three there was one to whom was known to be especially close to Him In this picture where do you wish to be? This choice is yours here today Though the seventy walked with Jesus and even did miraculous signs and wonders they were of those who said who can receive this? John 6:66 and many followed Him no longer Then within the Twelve one of you is a devil John 6:70 of whom betrayed Him There was another who obstinately struggled with doubt and unbelief Then of the same Twelve there were three of whom the Lord entrusted and revealed Himself deeper to even for them in secret to experience the Transfiguration Matt 17 John of these three was the one known to be closest to Him and his experience and relationship with the Author of Life was of a different depths and awareness than the others Allow therefore a deepening relationship and closeness with the Lord of Glory upon your life Let this be your root-cause hunger and drive For this is both the right foundation and vision You too today can be one who is deeply close to Jesus even intimate with whom He shares with you revealing of Himself And as He confides and entrusts Himself John 2:24 to you He opens your eyes and burns in your heart Luke 24:32 45 In this Luke 24 passage we have two of Jesus disciples walking along then Jesus appears walking with them the Resurrected Jesus Jesus began talking with them sharing and opening the Scriptures to them I wish to make this clear here: this hasnt changed! Jesus still appears to His beloved ones those of whom He entrusts Himself to John 2:24 As you in honesty of heart reach out and seek Jesus HE COMES Regardless if you just received salvation here today or have been a Christian for decades – He comes Humble yourself therefore and seek and wait upon the Lord James 4:7: If you truly wish to have demons and sickness flee then humble and abase yourself before your Lord and Saviour Fully submit to Him laying your love life and its cares fully in Him He is your Life so choose to make Him your life Now it is from this abiding place in Jesus that when you stand up resisting the devil he will flee and sickness and oppression flee with him This triumphant lifestyle comes to those who live entirely subject and submitted to the Spirit Choose then to abase yourself before the Lord as Jesus did Phil 2:5-11 AMPC and the Father will lift you up with energies beyond the youth in wisdom stature and the favour of the Lord Luke 2:52 Seek Him today with expectation that He comes and He will come Live in deep expectation and hunger for Him for He personally comes and shares of Himself and He opens your eyes and burns in your soul right here today And in addition the Spirit bears Witness transferring of that which is Jesus into your being John 16:14-15 AMPC This is the Way of the Gospel our Lord and Saviour walks with you imparting of Himself and instructing you in the Ways of Life and of the realms of the Kingdom of God The Thief however endeavours to come in between to belittle your relationship with the Lord and draw you away But you choose to hold a resilience and a set fixed eye Choose to listen and wait upon the Lord of whom builds you up richly in Him each and every day This is the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ He as our Teacher personally teaches us and disciples us Himself This has never changed though now of course in spirit But this needs to be our daily choice: not issues worldly views influences of others not cares or desires failures or success not pride or religious practices but JESUS! Allow the Holy Spirit to testify to you as you walk with the Person of Jesus here and now Not just reading about Him from a distance no but sitting with Him and being ministered to by Him each day Humble yourself in regular prayer and fasting partaking of the Manna of God Partaking of His Goodness Truth and Living Word It is He who overcomes in us even through a culture of prayer and fasting as we wait daily upon the Lord ie single-eyed of soul and in deep hunger for Him Deut 8:3 As the Holy Spirit testifies about Jesus to you you are then simply able to be a witness to your world of the One of whom you personally know and live in daily experience of Not only so but the Father within you rises up doing His wonderful works through you This is the Gift of God this is the Seed planted the very Person of Jesus abiding in you This not in word alone but in manifest tangible realities Not being a witness only of a knowledge about Him that you have read or someone has told you but a witness of the One of whom you are dearly close to and of things that you have both seen and know Mark 3:14-15: Daily wait upon Him with a heart of expectation that Jesus will come and visit you and the Holy Ghost will testify to you of the Person of Jesus within you And the Life that He produces in your daily walk in Him will cause you to bear witness of the Power the Love and the Goodness of God that you live in experience of ie your testimony And as He rises up in you all the more He does mighty works through you bearing Witness as He did in His Son and even greater works than these John 14:12 Rev 12:11 Truly our flesh profits us nothing at all but the Spirit Himself profits us with a measure unlimited Pray this small prayer Lord I open my heart to the Spirit of God that you may bear Witness in me and through me Lord my family needs you my friends need you people I meet and hear of need you Not word alone but your healing Presence Lord I welcome you and pursue this reality in me: the manifest Holy Ghost Please come upon my life in increasing measure to the blessing of my life and those around me In Jesus Name Amen
Day #29: Spirit Bears Witness Tent of Meetings I set my heart soul mind and strength in Jesus to always be with Him It is Jesus of whom anoints me to preach and to heal and in His Presence I shall not leave but abide in the ministering Grace of the Lord Luke 2:40 Scripture: The Lord would speak to Moses face to face as one speaks to a friend Then Moses would return to the camp but his young aide Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent Tent of Meetings the Tabernacle Ex 33:11 Realise this: the least in the Kingdom of God is greater than all who walked before Therefore seek an intimacy with the Father whereby He regularly comes and speaks to you face to face as one speaks to a friend For the more that you personally choose to draw close to Him the more He responds and draws close to you Just as Joshua remained in the Tent of Meetings and did not leave you are also able to remain in the Meeting Place of the Lord and not leave In Joshuas day the Tabernacle was a physical place but for us now it is spiritual the Temple of God is within you This Temple of God in you directed upon the Lord gains you ever deepening access to the Tabernacle of which is in Heaven Being able to abide there and become increasingly known in the Courts of God as one highly esteemed and treasured Dan 10:10-12 Is this a weak and insignificant statement? No way! You try going against someone who is anointed of the same Spirit as Joshua Joshua of whom led the people into the Promises of God and all Enemies 1 John 3:8 were scattered by the energies the vitality and the Glory of the Lord that was upon Him This same Spirit was upon Daniel David and Elijah each one of them preferred the Presence and Courts of God more than their daily bread And God was drawn to them and built each one of them up daily in Him His energies came upon them 1 Kings 18:45-46 and God did mighty exploits and works through them These are not just pretty historic stories that have nothing to do with you no they speak of the nature of the Spirit and the Salvation that the Blood of Christ Jesus has bought for you  Allow the Holy Ghost to come and open your eyes 2 Kings 6:17-20 I tell you what you try going against someone anointed of the Holy Ghost and Power You try it! Jesus has come to cast a Fire upon the earth and how He wishes it was already KINDLED! Thats your primary and single underlying duty: in the Presence and Love of God get yourself kindled! Quit fussing over every little thing that the demon is spooking or luring you with absolve yourself of cares and pride and finally make your Jesus Lord Matt 7:21-23 For He who is King will fill you full of the Holy Ghost and Fire! The demon freaks out at the prospect of you living life free and full of the Holy Spirit and Power For you try going against such a man or a woman one whos soul mind and flesh is bound to the Heart of the Father Who is clothed raised and trained in the Glory of God Strength or capacity has nothing to do with you at all it is God It is the Spirit of God of whom you remain fully submitted and subject to But who are you listening to? Who are you inclined to? You choose!!! Jesus is the answer it is He of whom died for you and who IS Resurrected! It is He in Resurrected form in triumphant form and in His Glory of whom desires to meet and be with you It is He who comes and sits with you as you earnestly wait upon the Lord It is His Faith it is His Hope it is His Love and it is His Strength It is His Understanding and Counsel it is His Might and Fire that comes upon you! Bind yourself to Him in the Love of God If you want to flounder around in your flesh and own understanding vision and control fine you do that But as for me and my family we deeply desire to dig our soul-root into the Branch and allow this statement be true: the Spirit of the Lord is upon me You are not a spiritual orphan unless you choose to live like one Jesus didnt die only that you might go to Heaven but that here today Heaven may come upon you For this is the Prayer of the Father that you might earnestly seek Heaven: His Kingdom come and His Will done in your world just as it is in Heaven Matt 6:9-13 Go and seek the Face of Jesus go hold onto the hem of His gown even wrestle with Him saying I will not let go until you bless me Gen 32:26 Matt 11:12 JUB You are under the Covenant therefore stake claim in what the Covenant brings and has purposed for you Earnestly seek His Face! Seek and long for the Presence of Jesus the Resurrection and the Life Do not be satisfied to live a moment without Jesus Presence manifest upon your life for your flesh and vision what are they? Nothing! But the Spirit of God gifted you is your Treasure realised and in Jesus of whom you are positioned with In the Resurrected Presence of your Lord and Saviour let Him take you by your hand and change your heart Let Him place new clothing upon you Let Him seat you where He is and never depart Let Him give you a place among these standing here in His Presence It is Jesus of whom you meet with every day in the Tent of Meetings of whom trains you for warfare against all the schemes of the Enemy and equips you to be triumphant Luke 4:18 You are partnering with and united in He who is Victorious! Scripture: But you shall receive power ability efficiency and might when the Holy Spirit has come upon you and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth Acts 1:8  Come and make the daily decision to have the same Witness abiding in you as that of the Apostles of old We as the disciples of Christ Jesus need the power ie the manifest Kingdom of God abiding in us in order to be an effective witness in our generation How can we do the works that God requires that He has intended and set out for each one of us to do? It cannot be done without the Love and Might of God abiding richly in us day by day Jesus died in order that I might have His Resurrected Life abiding in me The Lord works to prepare you and I to be able to receive continually from Him Preparing and building in you a greater capacity to behold His Glory He is intent on fashioning and sharpening you so that you become a powerful instrument that the words of your mouth do not fall to the ground but move mountains To break down mighty strongholds and to loose the chains that keep people bound and afflicted It is the Father of whom you bind your heart to of whos Love you are united in that achieves this Allow the Love of God upon you let this be central to your life Allow times of refreshing to come upon you your family and your ministry in the Love and Glory of God For life when it becomes intense where are you refreshed? If you are centred on anything but the Love of God where are you strengthened refreshed and lifted up? By your success or achievements? As you battle the hordes of demons on the mission field where are you strengthened and refreshed? As you lead ministry where are you strengthened and refreshed? When all of life and what you hold dear is shaken and turned upside down where are you strengthened and refresh? The Lord leads you to the manifest Love that comes from God the deep tap-root of the Love and Power of God that is central to the Gospel Rev 2:2-5 This is the right footing not ministry not lifes issues not apparent success but the Love of God As you abide in my Love and my living words abide in you ask what you desire and it shall be done for you In this my Father is glorified John 15:7-9 Regardless of what is happening in your life good or bad desire the Presence of Jesus Be intent for the Person of Jesus upon your life For He with you combats all that comes against as you abide in His Counsel and Might Even from right in the midst of things prefer to bow down and seek the Face of Jesus Dan 6:10 For He is your Gift your Shield and exceedingly Great Reward He is not a piece of wood but the Glory of God Even if things would fail before your eyes prefer to seek the Presence and Face of Jesus Press on all the more for a deepening tightness and tenderness in the Lord for He who is with you is the Glory of God Be encouraged in this right footing: now these three remain: faith hope and love But the greatest of these is love 1 Cor 13:13 The Presence of Jesus brings a rich Faith and a deep rooted Hope and expectation But the greatest Gift is the Love that is poured out liberally from our Father in you All three of these Gifts bring life to your bones youthfulness to your strides air under your wings fire in your eyes and the Power of Life evermore This is gifted you of the Spirit and not through the striving of your flesh or reasoning Yes there is our faith our hope and our love but what the Gospel of Jesus is leading you to is His Faith His Hope and His Love being richly poured out on you each day Truly our flesh profits us nothing at all nor is it by our might or strength but by the Spirit says the Lord So let us look at this Scripture in this new light: as you seek the Presence of Jesus and earnestly wait upon the Lord it is His Love His Hope and His Faith that begins to come upon you as you are brought to your knees daily in the Presence of Jesus The treasure in learning how to seek and wait on God Those who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God Rom 8:14 Pray this small prayer Lord I wish never to leave the ministering Presence of the Lord Regardless of whats going on my life I desire not to have a break of fellowship in the Counsel of God Lord please help me in this pursuit this pursuit of the active Presence of God continually upon my life To abide in the Counsel and Anointing of the Lord In Jesus Name Amen
Day #30: Spirit Bears Witness Intimacy in the Love of God What can be sought for is intimacy in the Lord for Christ Jesus has made this possible for all who believe It is through intimacy the closest relationship that the Father makes Himself known to you And through this knowing He imparts of Himself He Gifts and bears His Fruits abundantly upon you Scripture: No one has ever seen God but the one and only Son who is himself God and is in closest relationship in His intimate Presence with the Father has made him known John 1:18 NIV/AMPC  Allow and make place for the Love of God to rest upon you Through the Blood shed for you Jesus has made it possible for you to abide in the Love of God As the Father Loves the Son Jesus Loves you and gave His life so that you may participate in this same precious reality and most wonderful gift: the closest relationship the intimacy of His Presence the abiding in His Love John 15 The Love of God is the root of the Christian soul it is not in word alone but tangible and active The wonder that as a little child you can enter into the deepest of intimacy and closeness with the Lord God Almighty Being drawn ever closer in Him even by His own Hand it is truly amazing Is 41:13 You therefore can choose to abide in His Love and truly remain as a believer this Gift has been extended you And in abiding in His Love and His Living Word abiding in you you may ask whatever you wish and it will be done for you This is to my Fathers glory that you bear much fruit showing yourselves to be my disciples The same Life and Love of God that flowed up in the Son as He walked the earth also now flows through into you as you choose to daily abide in His Love John 15:9 Dont allow anything to hinder your prayers Lay all cares at the feet of Jesus ALL cares and hopes so that nothing hinders your prayers Live no longer under the spirit of envy or lust nor the spirit of anxiety or fear cast aside the spirit of doubt and unbelief Decisively choose to anxiously pursue the deepest of tenderness the deepest of intimacy that is available in the Lord your God And together with Him the Holy Spirit will establish this intimacy in order for you to live life free and full in the anointing of the Spirit and Power This Seed that has been given you this Gift extended you just become as a little child Matt 18:2-5 and enjoy opening it up! Be as the one or the three and seek and pursue the intimacy found in the Love of God The Love of God resting upon your life is the single right foundation and basis Not unto law works or flesh but unto Grace and Mercy the Love and Might of God Allow this opportunity of intimacy that has been freely extended you to abide in you These things that we read of in Scripture take possession of them Allow my Words to abide in you John 15:7 Dont allow the Word of God to just remain on the pages of the Bible but the reality of them to enter into your soul and remain Allow them to take deep root allow the Living Word to be who you are not only what you read or have memorised Jesus made the Father known because of the intimacy the closest of relationship He had has in the Father And the Father manifested through Him with signs and wonders and in the fullness of Himself This picture is the same for you and I You have the same opportunity as the Son of God of the deepest of intimacy in the Father and this by the Blood Jesus shed for you So do not allow the Word of God that is in front of you that is in your own hands to stay just there or fall to the ground Allow the meaning intention and purpose of it to penetrate your soul and become instinctually part of you Fully who you are for Jesus and the Word are one John 1:1 Intimacy does not come automatically but is pursued sought after and built A legal relationship with the Lord you have yes this you gained at salvation However the gift of intimacy in the Holy Ghost has been presented you here and now but it is up to you to come and drink of these Waters Jesus has given you full right to drink of this River but as you know you can lead a horse to water but you cannot make it drink No one can do this for you but you Choose then to daily take this decisive step Here and now I have led you to these Waters allow this wonder to be developed in you and do not hold back For the Father has withheld NOTHING from you not even His Son And the Son has not withheld ANYTHING from you not even His own life If you came to realise even in an inkling the intimacy the Love and the closest of relationship that the Father longs to have with you and what this leads to you would weep with the deepest of tears No longer allow the Thief the Liar John 8:44 to belittle and steal this from you Neither allow others to quench your fire but give place for the Fire of God and the wonders of the Kingdom to be opened up to you in Jesus most precious Name! Do not let your prayers be hindered It is up to you to manage what you allow in between you and Jesus The Evil One continually endeavours to bring of himself between you and Jesus with the impressions of his foul emotions lures or condemnation Even sin pride religion and forms of hatred You have one Teacher and that is Jesus not circumstances nor issues depression or oppression – but Jesus Allow Jesus to be your Teacher as you walk with Him It is the Antichrist of whom always is at work to come in place of Jesus or act contrary to Him But let nothing hinder your prayers You have the opportunity to go directly to the Father as Jesus Himself by the Mercies of the Blood and the Cross Jesus is your One Teacher follow and pursue Him John 21:22 If people come with a genuine love and in encouragement point to Jesus then take their encouragement and enjoy it But be careful you do not have to wear the words of all those who come in the Name of Jesus There are those of whom approach you out of criticism and judgement pointing even to their knowledge of God and to their righteous deeds Be very cautious be shrewd as a snake but gentle as a dove Matt 10:16 It is the Holy Spirit in Person in His Love and Grace that leads you by your hand and bears Witness of Jesus alive in you Not knowledge alone but the tangible manifest realities of the Love and Might of God resting upon your life Allow your prayers to be unhindered and fully released before your Papa who is in Heaven and He will bear Witness through you Scripture: God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders with various miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit according to His own will? Heb 2:4 NKJV There are people in our current generation that the Lord is doing amazing works through building churches in the most hostile places healing the sick and raising the dead Though I deeply respect and honour them they are not the Christ I deeply honour the work that the Father is doing through them and wish even to do as they but I dont know how One thing I do know is that the same Word of God is presented me the same Gifts are set before me and I am born of the same Blood and of the same Spirit The answer is not to emulate them but Jesus of whom they point to It is through relationship my own intimate relationship with Jesus that makes this possible It is the Father of whom has raised them up and it is He who is also desiring to raise and prepare both you and I We are not under flesh but the Spirit it is the Spirit that raises us as we allow Him each day Emulating others is not the calling of the Gospel emulating and becoming as Christ Jesus is For He alone is the Light of the world John 8:12 14 I know the same path is available for the Father to do great works through me as they but I am not the same as them It is the Lord of whom has raised them and in just the same way it is the Lord of whom is raising you and I in the Love the Might and the Glory of the Lord In Isaiah 41:15 God says Behold I will make you to be a new sharp threshing instrument which has teeth you shall thresh the mountains and beat them small and shall make the hills like chaff No one can make you or I a sharp instrument but the Lord I will not be discouraged Jesus is my Instructor not the following or emulating of others If people however in the Love of God are pointing to Jesus I gladly listen to them For it is in Jesus that one can be truly encouraged strengthened and lifted up He is my Teacher and Friend and the one who died for me The Holy Spirit is my Counsellor and my Gift and the Father my Gardener and Sculptor of my life Matt 23:8-10 It is they of whom we seek that raise and shape you and I to behold and carry the ever increasing Glory and Purposes of the Kingdom of God The Love of God is more than emotions the Voice of God much more than words it is the manifest Love the tangible Presence and the active Counsel of the Lord The Words that proceed from the mouth of God are the continual Instruction the Knowledge the Glory and the Might of God resting upon your life This anointing is part of the value of earnestly waiting upon the Lord A lifestyle of prayer and fasting humbling yourself before the Lord your God brings a deep and continual tenderness in Him A kindling of soul a sensitivity of heart to the Heart of the Father What we need is the Voice of God flowing like a river in our soul being fully united and made one in the Branch The Words that proceed from the mouth of God this Love of God that wells up like a Spring is so invaluable to each one of us and to the world of which we live Being rooted and securely founded deep in the Love of God Eph 3:14-19 Pray this small prayer Lord I never realised that it is possible to have such a close relationship with you Such a personal and endearing relationship Lord I realise that this depth of relationship is central to the Gospel that Jesus was crucified that I too can live united in the Lord Lord I pray that you lead me close even tender in the Lord that I may know you as Jesus knew you And through this closest of relationship that you can make yourself known through me to the blessing of the world around me and the honour of the Father In Jesus Name Amen
Day #31: Seek Heaven Seek Heaven The prayer of the Father is for you to seek Heaven Matt 6:9-13 and to seek the precious Gifts of the Holy Ghost 1 Cor chpt 12-14:5 Each one of us being a gateway for the Kingdom of God for our world Realise this: Jesus hasnt saved us only that one day we might go to Heaven No but that Heaven may come upon us and through us here and now just as in the life of Jesus 1 John 4:17 Retain therefore the deepest of hunger for the Presence of God manifest seeking Heaven resting upon your life Matthew 6:9-13: The Prayer of the Father is that you might earnestly seek Heaven: His Kingdom come and His Will be done just as it is in Heaven As you personally choose to send your roots into the Word and Love of God your tap-root into the Spirit of the Living God He begins to increasingly rise up upon you In seeking Jesus manifest He comes and stands tall in you Not a defeated cowering Jesus but He who was triumphant over both Sin and Death Our Resurrected Jesus abiding within us in His Glory with fire in His eyes and His voice sounding like a raging river Rev 1:12-18 Through a singleness of heart earnestly seek Heaven the Presence and the Anointing of the Holy Ghost upon your life With your love set upon the Lord you become joined in the Love of God Through this intimacy this union with the Lord He is increasingly drawn into your world in His Glory Intimacy leads to knowing and knowing leads to the Anointing of the Holy Ghost As you gain a greater intimacy and love in the Father an unadulterated love He makes Himself known to you and He causes you to come to know Him This knowing of the Father this closest-of-relationship allows and makes place for an ever increasing Anointing upon your life For as you draw close to the Father He Himself is only drawn personally ever closer to you And as the Glory fills the Temple the cloud filled the temple and the court was full of the radiance of the glory of the Lord Ez 10:4 So too does the Glory of the Lord fill the Temple within you and the radiance of the Glory of the Lord emanates from your life into your world The hearts focus is towards intimacy in the Father for intimacy brings a knowing of Him As you come to know the Father then His Presence His Counsel and His Might comes increasingly upon your life A tight bond and a trust is developed by Him in you and doubt shame and fear simply fades away Abiding and bonded in Him causes the Father to burst through your life to the blessing of your world Truly the Kingdom has come! This has nothing to do with your stature as a person or your standing in the eyes of others For as Moses was a very humble man and even struggled with stuttering and even though he as a person had very low personal self-esteem yet he spoke face to face with God Our vision is not to our hands or what we see about us nor the opinions of others for in the Presence of God He will give you eyes that clearly see and ears that clearly hear Through the Manna He gives you to eat each day your dry branch shall bud and from the Mercy Seat in the Tabernacle of the Lord the Glory of God shall come upon you And as you come to abide in His Glory in the Presence of the Lord even your face comes to glow like a lightbulb Ex 34:29 The disciples after Jesus ascended into Heaven waited in the Upper Room These men and women behind closed the doors prayed and fasted and around the Word waited upon the Lord and at a time when God was ready the Fire came If you only had a glimpse of how much the Father desires to rest upon your life in His Glory! Therefore be encouraged for in you beats the Heart of the Father in you is the Breath of Life 2 Kings 4:34-35 upon you is the Glory of Jesus and from you flows the River of Life Turn your eyes upon Jesus Look full in His wonderful face And the things of earth will grow strangely dim In the light of His glory and grace Allow the refreshing of the Lord to come upon your life Allow your hope to be renewed He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world 1 John 4:4 The Lord your God is able to turn even these dry bones into living souls Therefore allow Him to open your eyes you are not alone Allow Him to give you eyes that see the splendour that is before you Eph 1:17-23 Jesus comes to all who seek Him all who seek Him in spirit and in truth He comes to the lost and the weary-hearted to set the captives free and to loose the heavy chains He has come to destroy the works of the Evil One 1 John 3:8 and to pronounce this year as the year the favour of the Lord has come Luke 4:18-19 Heavenly Father we join with you in your Hearts Prayer Lord we seek your Presence manifest in our world we seek Heaven come Thank you for this most precious gift even our Hope that goes in behind the Curtain right into the Holy of Holies Lord may your Kingdom come your Will be done earth just as it is in Heaven We thank you in Jesus most precious Name Pray this small prayer Lord I desire to seek you Kingdom come even Heaven on earth and in the world of which I live Thank you for this most precious gift that I can be a part of your Kingdom Lord please help me not be a blockage restricting the purposes of God Please guide me close in the Lord so that Kingdom may flow freely and abundantly in and through me In Jesus Name Amen
Day #32: Seek Heaven Seek the Gifts Opening Scripture: 1 Now about the gifts of the Spirit I do not want you to be ignorant 7 To each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good 31 Therefore eagerly desire the greater gifts 14:1 Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit especially prophecy 1 Cor 12-14  Attitude of soul: as you seek the tangible active and manifest Person of God in the secret place the Spirit of God will bring you regularly into the Courts of Heaven Some of you into realms beyond belief comprehension or definition 2 Cor 12:2-5 Believe the Word of God that is right in front of you for if you cannot receive these earthly teachings how can you ever enter into that of which both the Word points to as well as that of which the Lord wants to tell you show you and give you of Heaven John 3:12 ? Realise that there are many doctrines that have completely closed doors to you Christian teachings and cultures that deny the Spirit and Purposes of God fulfilled Ministries going far and wide to invite people into the Kingdom of God only then to deny them full entry Matt 23:13 As you come to honestly and truly seek the closest of relationship with the Person of Jesus He will open your eyes and lead you deeper in As you come to believe and long to walk in the fullness of what the Gospel speaks He will open the way for you It is a very Narrow Gate but Jesus Himself will show you the Way and lead you in it He will reveal and manifest Himself in most powerful ways John 14:21 even rending the Heavens He rends the Heavens so to come down and make His Name known to His Enemies and cause the nations to quake before Him This He does for those who of heart simply wait in earnest for Him Is 64:1-4 There are many Christian doctrines preached that run contrary to the heart of the Gospel but this is to be expected for we know that the Antichrist has come It is this contrary spirit that attempts to cage you in doctrines and law in mans wisdoms and limited understanding to keep you closed to the power of the Kingdom This antichrist spirit is purposed in keeping the Father from honouring the Son through you to the measure He Himself desires Therefore step back from living a life only of self-directed-indulgence and give place for the Person of Jesus to open your eyes in your closed-sessions in the Lord Allow Him to open doors that have kept you closed off to His Glory Might and to the outpouring of the Spirit of God Allow the Holy Spirit within you to raise a standard against the Enemy The Enemy that has killed your friends that has people you know bound in sicknesses and addictions that keeps people around you caged in depression and oppression poverty and hopelessness Its enough Enough is enough! Pursue the King of Glory and not religion Jesus in Person is the Answer! Dont find yourself comfortable stagnant according to lists of laws that you choose to adhere to or at rest in doctrines that you have defined: but open your heart and mind to a deepening relationship even ever-deeply-close in the Lord For this is the right root love-to-Love joined in the Lord God Almighty With rich bond-ties between you and the Father of whom leads you in all righteousness Just as in the life of Jesus it is God who does the work and just as in the book of Acts it is God who adds to the Church In the Glory of God in His Presence from right within the Courts of Heaven the Spirit will equip you He will Anoint you and Grace you with Power from on High Luke 24:49 In His Courts we are dressed and crowned with the Authority to heal and to cast out demons Therefore you go heal therefore you go cast out the demon John 16:26-27 Matt 10:7-8 By the Glory of God within you bring Jesus healing virtue upon them Allow He who is Resurrected to stand up tall in your soul and by the same Resurrection Power that raised Him from the dead: heal the sick and set people free even to Life Eternal The Word of God truly received and sown to heart is a Sword against the Enemy The same Word spoken from your mouth cuts him down Praising and worshipping Jesus for the Blood He shed breaks down even the most mighty walls and strongholds and protects you from any attack The Spirit within you thwarts the efforts of the Enemy and strips him bare and devoid of power and after him being broken Jesus brings healing in His wake and restoration in His Hands Lord I want to join with you in what you desire to do I want to break the Enemys hold that keeps people suffering I want to break the chains that have people so brutally bound Lord I long to join with you in your Hearts desire to bring Life I therefore eagerly pursue the Gifts of the Spirit that you have purposed for me since before the beginning of time The Gifts that are for me that are rightfully mine as a child of the Living God How do you seek the Gifts? Have you ever thought about it? Do you even believe that they are available to you? The Father is set on honouring the Son through His seeds with mighty signs and wonders Heb 2:4 this is the way and nature of the Kingdom This is His Hearts plan and desire do you believe that? Paul one of the greatest influences of the Church through the ages clearly states opening Scripture : eagerly seek the Gifts even the greater Gift follow the way of Love but eagerly desire the Gifts of the Spirit When people say get to know the Word what does this mean? It means: get to know Jesus for Jesus and the Word are One Pauls own heart was so fixed on knowing Jesus and coming to know the Power that raised Him from the dead Its now time for us to be weaned off milk and sink our teeth into solid food It is time for us all to no longer just sit by waiting for food to be brought to us but for each one of us to get up out of the nest and fly Learn how to wait upon the Lord learn how to seek His Presence tangible active and manifest upon your life and experience the power and benefit of it Allow yourself to be Anointed by the Lord to live a victorious and effective life in Christ full of the Holy Ghost and Power just as purposed by the spilling of His precious Blood If you really want the Gifts and Promises of the Gospel the answer is not in them but in He who gives them As humans beings we are naturally so directed to the flesh and not the Spirit We dont know how to be directed in or by the Spirit nor enter into the realms of the Gifts and the Promises Though Salvation is free it costs your flesh to participate in the Life and the Power that it brings These things are free but you have to go and get them you have to ask of the Father Therefore seek Him and allow the obstructions to be torn down It is the Spirit that you fully set your heart upon of whos Love and Vision overwhelms your flesh It is the Dream personally given you that allows you to so willingly put the flesh aside For in the end it is the flesh that costs you dearly it is the mind-sets of the flesh that steal from you As you willingly lay your life down in the Rest of the Lord even in the Place of Repose Is 28:12 the Spirit Himself lifts you up into the realms of the Kingdom the Glory and of the Power of God Therefore as the wind blows wherever it pleases so it is with everyone born of the Spirit John 3:8 And just as in the life of Jesus it is God within me who does the work and I only will say that of which I hear from my Father  Purifying Silver: with the Gifts comes great responsibility you cant live like you used to The Enemy is opposed to the Gifts for they are the very Hand of God directly against Him – through you So we need to purpose ourselves unto purity and holiness heart soul mind and flesh As you love God with all your heart soul mind and flesh ie nothing left over seek Him with the same attitude Our human capacity is not capable in the slightest this comes only by the Spirit As when a silversmith purifies silver and personally stands by watching over it he knows when the silver is pure when he can clearly see his own reflected face When you come to seek the Person of God with all you are the Father Himself personally stands close watching over you He works intently in you with this purpose: that His Glory may shine reflect and come through your life in ever-increasing measure The Blood of the Lamb giving you full access to the Father but it is He who is deeply welcomed by you that prepares and allows you to walk in the unfathomable Glory of the Lord And this in spite of your flesh your doctrine or your knowledge you being clothed by Heaven and the Armour of God tried and true is placed upon you So as you pray and fast seeking the Person of God Deut 8:3 Matt 9:15 Dan 10 as you close the door Matt 6:6 and go aside into a lonely place Luke 5:16 or get up early before sunrise to seek the Heaven Mark 1:35 enter the Place of Repose 1 John 3:19 Heb 4:3 Is 28:11-13 As you sit at Jesus feet Luke 10:39 and wait upon the Lord Acts 1:4 Matt 25:13 Luke 12:37 Ps 27:14 Is 40:31 in praise and worship of soul Psalms Acts 16:25-26 retain the deepest thirst and hunger for the Lord your God Ps 107:9 Ps 63:1 Is 55:1 John 7:37 Rev 21:6 Rev 22:17 Seeking the Face of God Ps 27:7-9 and longing to dwell in His Courts Ps 84:2 As you abide in the Secret Place of the Almighty Ps 91:1 eagerly seeking His Presence manifest tangible and active upon your life John 14:21 I pray that the Glory of God comes upon you in increasing measure to the honour of His Son Christ Jesus The Kingdom come and Gods perfect Will be done on earth just as it is in Heaven Pray this small prayer Lord I recognise the Gifts of the Spirit I recognise that they are destined for me here and now for the honour of God and the healing of the nations Lord I rest in the fact that they are for me and have been set in place for me to participate in since before the Foundations of the Earth Lord with an open heart I pray that you may impart to me these Gifts of the Spirit that they may flow liberally in me for the purposes of the Kingdom and the blessings of the suffering In Jesus Name Amen
Day #33: Seek Heaven Place of Repose Its not right for a little child of God to be left alone where I cannot see your Face or hear your Voice nor be left unfed and unkept hence I cry out to you Lord Theme Scripture: Very well then with foreign lips and strange tongues God will speak to this people to whom he said This is the resting place let the weary rest and This is the place of repose— but they would not listen So then the word of the Lord to them will become: Do this do that a rule for this a rule for that a little here a little there— so that as they go they will fall backward they will be injured and snared and captured Is 28:11-13 NIV As you follow Biblical principle and choose to enter the Rest of God He leads you into the Secret Place the Meeting Place of the Lord He leads you into rich pastures and allows you to recline in His Presence In this precious precious place He ministers into your soul your mind and your flesh instructing you and sowing into you of Himself As you wait upon the Lord He responds and visits you when it suits Him and He adorns you of the Glory of Heaven In His Presence He Anoints your head Gifts you and opens the Living Word of God unto your ears your eyes and your heart Lord it is dearly precious to me that I can delight in you in the early morning seeking your Face in the secret place and you come and openly reward me Matt 6 Here in your Presence comes the deepest of praise uttered by the Holy Ghost and you pick me up lifting me into your Presence once again You instruct me in the Word and lead me into a new song your Love comes upon me and shifts me deep in my soul I delight to meet with the Lord of Glory and abide here in your midst Here you adorn me from High and place something new upon my life each day Thank you Lord for the precious Cross the laying down of your life for me that I can enter the Courts of God all the moments of my day and eat richly of the Table of the Lord drinking daily of the New Wine John 5:37-42: One time when Jesus was dealing with the uncompassionate religious leaders of His day He said this to them: you have never heard Gods Voice or seen His form nor do you have His Word abiding in you or His Love resting upon your life Do you realise that Jesus would not have accused them of something that they could never have had? Be encouraged then for as you approach the Lord of Glory and choose to come to know Him and be known by Him Matt 7:23 you enter into the ministering Grace of the Lord the Place of Repose Realise as a little child of the Living God you can be picked up and lifted into His Presence hearing His Voice seeing His form having His Word abide in your soul and His Love resting upon your life This is a most precious place Here in His Presence He feeds you from His Banqueting Table and clothes you of the Glory that is of Heaven He places a crown upon your head and a ring upon your finger sonship and of the Spirit He joins you united one unto Himself Anointing you in the Presence of the Lord And it is from this deep-rooted-bond in the Lord that He does His Work through you not under human sentiment or strength but of the Spirit of God The manifest Love and Grace of God upon your life guides and moves you in your very next thought His Anointing comes upon your life with such tangible realities it is very precious and it brings deep shifts in your soul For in the midst of the maze the webs and the storms of life you can choose to set your heart at Rest in His Presence even reclining in the Lord and experience the ministering Grace of the Person of Jesus Living therefore continually under the Unction the Power and the Authority of the Holy Ghost He renews the strength of your bones He refreshes the air in your lungs He puts a lightness in your step and song in your heart He fills you with dreams and visions and inspires your thoughts and thinking He opens your eyes to the Glory that is before you and sets you in such Wonder and Splendour He causes you to run and not go weary even as the youths grow faint He causes you to mount up on wings like eagles Your Lord Jesus by the Spirit of the Living God does this in this Place of Repose Why would I wish to be founded in any other place or set my heart on any other care or be influenced by the scoffer book of Exodus ? For in this Place of Repose this reclining in the Lord this at Rest in His Presence His Love and Presence upon your life guides you even in the very next step even the very next thought the very next feeling and the very next action graced with the Spirit the Counsel and the Might of God Virgin Birth unconventional means: be anxious not in life but instead when needed pray multiplication Carry no cares but when the land is barren and dry pray for water Enquire of the Lord pray the Counsel pray the Hand of God and seek His Face For in the Presence of God His Voice speaks deep in your soul of the Ways of God and what to pray in the moment And through the closeness that comes He imparts to you the deepest of confidence in the Lord ie Faith Scripture: This is what the Sovereign Lord the Holy One of Israel says: In repentance and rest is your salvation in quietness and trust is your strength but you would have none of it Isaiah 30:15 NIV  Mt Sinai: can you recall what the primary reason that the Children of Israel were led out of Egypt? Do you remember? It was first to meet with God at Mt Sinai the Mountain of the Lord ie personal-close-relationship To hear His Voice see His form and have His Word abide in them Ex 19:9 And if the people had remained happy to hear Gods Voice rather than only Law or the opinion of others then they would have quickly crossed through the river Jordan and entered the Promise Land Ex 20:19 1 Sam 8:6-7 The Law doesnt give you confidence so much as the Lord you seek does: His Living Word in your soul or upon your ears silences the Scoffers voice When the 12 spies were first sent in to spy out the land and only two said we can do it Num 13 & 14 If they had enquired of the Lord instead of only relying only on their own understanding and the opinions of others then they would have had confidence to enter into the Promise Land right then and there They all had the Law but not many of them had their ear or heart inclined unto the Lord Understand this: the Scoffers voice steals from you and robs you of the Promises issued and presented to you by the Father The Exodus story is a type a picture of your walk in the Kingdom here today The same Scoffers voice attempts to influence you as it did when the Israelites were leaving Egypt The same unbelieving scoffer was in the desert with them as the pillar of cloud led them during the day and the pillar of fire at night The same scoffers voice influenced their hearts and got them to make an idol of gold replacing the God who saves Realise if they had not allowed themselves to be influenced by the scoffer but hungered for the word that proceeds from the mouth of God Deut 8:3 then they would have entered swiftly into the Promises of God and possessed the fullness of it This exact same principle is set before you today But in the end they wandered in the desert for forty years and none but only a few saw ANY of the Promise Land Let this Exodus story express the picture that is the same for you today as a People who are entering into the Promise Land of God let the Voice of God the Unction lead you and raise you and not the spirit of the Scoffer This is found in the secret place There is always always always more that is in God for you to receive there is always closer that you can be drawn in Him and always a greater Anointing to walk in Rest not in law doctrine or pride but in the Person of the Holy Ghost So the encouragement is always first: meet the Lord remain in Him and abide in His continual ministering Grace From here He will open the Word and His Ways to you Otherwise instead of coming and entering the Place of Repose the Word of God itself will come to you as lists of dos and do nots And though you follow a personal chosen list of law and doctrine you will not have the confidence that allows you to freely and liberally draw from Heaven or have the keys that unlock the fullness of the Gospel message The Law will not save you only the bonded relationship in Christ Jesus He will personally give you confidence and guidance to move forward otherwise you will live under the scoffers influence the doubters loud voice the unbelievers criticism and remain wandering in the barren wasteland Now that aint fun! Jesus who willingly laid His life down for you offers you this: set a watch tower Hab 2:1-2 and learn to wait upon Him set your heart in Him and come to live under the increased Anointing Grace and Unction of the Holy Ghost This Unction and Anointing controls how you think and feel With an attitude of soul seek a closeness in Him a personal real connection in Him For as you Rest from striving under flesh-self and seek His Presence it is He – Jesus – that has you recline and it is He – Jesus – that dresses Himself to serve and wait upon you Luke 12:37 What does this mean? He will talk life with you and around His Banqueting Table share one-to-another life His Life comes into you and your life being lifted up in Him: you come to eat of Heaven you drink of Heaven you partake of Heaven you are filled of Heaven and Anointed of Heaven This is not of Law but of Grace this is not of the flesh but if the Spirit Therefore you are led into that of which Christ Jesus was crucified to bring you the rich Promises of God FULFILLED in you today Pray this small prayer Lord I am struggling I dont know how to enter this Place of Repose I understand the truth of it but dont know how to abide here I know that this is the right place for your yolk is easy and your burden is light Please lead me into the Place of Rest even reclining regularly in your Presence and be ministered to by you Lord I yield my heart unto you Lord this day even fully unto the Lord I turn my ears away from the Scoffer the Accuser the Lustful one and the Liar and open my ear unto my Heavenly Father Please come upon my life and lift me up in you this day In Jesus Name Amen
Day #34: Seek Heaven Let the Peace of God Rule Your Heart Scripture: And said If you even you had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes Luke 19:42 NIV Follow the heart of Jesus and allow the Peace of God to rule your heart How precious it is to come to know the Peace of God that defies understanding and that totally transforms your life For out of all the things in life that you can choose to participate in coming to know the Peace of God allows you to draw and receive from Him in most powerful ways For otherwise then regardless of your beliefs Heaven seams hidden appears distant and remote and remains relatively unexperienced How much the Christian walk is of the Spirit and how true it is that our flesh profits us nothing at all Our flesh and understanding is meaningless compared to that of which the Lord desires to lead us in raise us and for each one of us to walk in even to the full measure that the Gospel speaks Come direct your soul unto the Lord and dwell in the Love of God personally abide and bond in the Vine and allow the Life of our Living God to liberally flow in you forming the full Purposes of God in and through your life The Kingdom of God is within you and therefore by nature naturally bursts forth through your life bringing Gods perfect Will being done on earth in and through your life just as it is in Heaven The Love of God is not only emotion just as the Presence of God is not limited to feeling alone The Love of God is the very Person of God – for God is Love In order to participate and live in the continual experience of the Love of God Fruits of the Spirit we all need to learn to fully yield our lives unto Him Through all your questions doubts concerns and fears the power is in the Love of God Fear cannot co-habitat with Love for perfect Love triumphs over ALL fear If you fear if you stress if you are tormented by the oppression of the demon if you suffer depression and confusion realise this very truth: it is because you have not fully experienced His perfect Love 1 John 4:18 NLT Choose then to simply seek His manifest Presence anew each and every day and come to abide in His Perfect Love Your love directed upon the Lord draws God – He who is Love And as you do you begin to live in the continual experience of the liberating and deeply strengthening power of the Love of God The Love of God is patient His Love is kind Gods Love towards you keeps no record of wrongs it always protects it always hopes and it always perseveres on your behalf 1 Cor 13 The Love of God keeps no record of your wrongs therefore fully release your life daily in the Love of God and abide in His ministering Grace Being refreshed daily in the Love of God for He holds no records of wrongs but hopes for you perseveres for you protects you and strives on your behalf The Key is abiding in the Love of God John 15 Carry no record of wrongs yourself free yourself in His saving Grace and step into the Peace of God that transcends all understanding and defies comprehension Phil 4:7 Yield your life fully in the Lord To abide in the Love of God is to actively participate in His Salvation His Salvation active in and through your life through all your deeds all your works all your words and in all where you tread Jesus carried not the weight of the World but abided fully in the Love of God Upon His Face was the Peace of God and the Anointing flowed through Him as He Himself abided in the Love of God being fully bonded in Him spirit soul mind and body Though the World was on His shoulders and the preparation of the Gospel since the beginning of time He was not under its weight for He chose to live fully yielded unto the Lord The Love of God that comes upon a believer has a language has a nature about it that transcends all other languages barriers cultures and beliefs To abide in the Love of God and to live in the active experience of His Salvation and Resurrection Power is to come to fully yield your life in Him – every day Luke 9:23 You cannot seek the Lord your God with half an effort with partial pursuit with half faith in Him mixed with faith in other things but fully unto the Lord Matt 22:37 Let the Peace of God RULE! your heart and He will guide you in your very next step Now you can rise up as Jesus and calm the storm with a commanding word Though your confession is in the Name of Jesus your heart can be entirely elsewhere even unbeknown to you but in the eyes of God To truly participate in the Spirit to truly walk in the Love of God and to truly abide in the Prince of Peace Is 9:6 come then to fully yield your life in Him Let the Peace of God rule your heart Col 3:15 delight yourself Is 37:4 in Him and allow His ministering Presence to come upon your life anew and afresh every day and in every moment As you go about life and ministry choose to abide in the Prince of Peace for it is the Peace of God that is as a watchful eye set upon the Lord sensitive and aware of the Spirit of God The sharp end of the axe is the Spirit of God and back-end of the axe is your flesh and understanding Prov 3:5 The flesh is as useless in the Kingdom of God just as the back-end of an axe is useless for cutting wood Come into alignment with the Gospel and understand that it is the front-end of the axe that fulfils the purposes of the Kingdom that is the Spirit of the Living God But your alignment in the Spirit can be blunt your keeping in step with the Spirit can be out of step remaining even outside your capacity to understand what it means let alone walk in Gal 5:25 But remember that it is the Spirit that makes you into a sharp instrument Is 41:15 it is not your flesh or your understanding Therefore learn to fully yield yourself to the Spirit daily and He will go forth before you and make way for you As the first primary thing: daily seek the Spirit seek the Presence of God seek the Anointing and invite Him to come Seek to abide in His Love and experience His Love upon you Quieten your soul meditate on the Word set a watch keeping a lookout for the Lord your God to meet with Him and He with you Pray this small prayer Lord I seek your perfect Will be done in my life and through my life just as it is in Heaven Lord thank you for this precious Key that I can choose to allow the Peace of God to rule my heart Lord though this peace is beyond my experience right now I receive it as truth Lord I fully yield my life in you this moment and from now on that the Peace of God may rule in me that this same Peace may guide me in even the very next step I take I choose to live my life submitted to the Spirit that I may be led and raised by Him He who is intent on bringing me life in all its fullness In Jesus Name Amen
Day #35: Seek Heaven The Peace of God Rules my Heart! Of my flesh I have no answer but the Spirit is the Answer! I have no answer for the issues of life that we face of myself I have no answer for the evil that is rampant in the world I dont have the answer for the world and all its problems the sickness the death or the salvation of mankind I dont have an answer even for the mistakes I have made or the future that is before me But in the Presence of God of whom I choose to delight and seek anew each day the Holy Spirit has all the answers! I choose then to be anxious for nothing but seek the deepest of sensitivity and the deepest of awareness in the Holy Ghost Even to the measure that Jesus Himself lived in and of which He taught and of which the Spirit leads All issues of life I lay at the feet of the Lord that He may truly be Lord I release all to the care of the Lord that His Goodness may manifest abundantly upon my life I do not have the answer but Jesus is the Answer The Holy Ghost and the Presence of the Lord God is the answer therefore I dearly wish to draw Him close and close I shall be drawn I am learning to care not but for the Love of God and for Him to Work through my life That His Love may break forth and His Hand moved by that of a little child Thank you Lord for the delight that I can praise your name and live in continual experience of the wonder of Heaven I choose not to care but for the goodness of God for of my flesh I can do no-thing it is the Spirit of God that is the Answer Faith and Rest are synonymous: choose then to live free of cares for faith retains an attitude of absolute trust Choosing then to live free of anxiety free of fear free of worry is to enter into an attitude of complete Rest resting in the finished work of the Cross Resting in the reality that God is at work on your behalf and that you have a Friend in Heaven who is with you and is fighting for your cause Scripture: It is for freedom that Christ has set us free Stand firm then and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery Gal 5:1 Retain a heart that is free of cares for a free spirit in the Lord makes way for a deepening sensitivity to the Holy Spirit It is a soul fully free and fully yielded unto the Lord of whom builds an acute awareness of the Spirit of God A soul that remains free of cares attracts the Holy Spirit and remaining free of cares draws the Father dearly close allowing for a greater awareness of His manifest Presence and His Hand upon your life To choose to live free in spirit this speaks of your love your hope your confidence and your trust in the Lord It is in this Secret Place this Cleft of the Rock that your eyes are opened to the Heart of the Father and of the vast possibilities of Heaven Retaining a freedom of spirit opens your ears to the Counsel and your heart to the Witness of the Holy Spirit upon your life Therefore I personally choose to care not but for the deepest sensitivity to the Spirit of God that is available in Christ Jesus For in the Presence of God is the Love of God the Counsel and His Might So I choose to become as a little child and place my cares in Him fully unto the Lord for He continually comes to me in the middle of the night and He meets with me during my day He wakes me at night and stirs me through the day He counsels me for I choose to keep watch and my ear remains attentive to Him Sam 3 just as a little child for his Papa to come home He shares with me deep mysteries and confides Himself in me opening my eyes unto Heaven Ps 25:14-15 He prepares my feet where they should walk He inspires me in my work He gives me visions and dreams Acts 2:17 ministering deeply into my soul and my flesh anointing my mouth to speak and my hands to heal Mark 3:14 If you deeply desire to have great faith then you need to come to know that you have a great God This is found in the Secret Place Faith does not originate in you we are not its source The Source of Faith is in He who is both the Beginning and the End Cherish therefore the Freedom that is in Christ Jesus stand firm and do not allow yourself to be burdened again under a yolk of slavery for it is for freedom that Christ has set you free! In making the choice to remain free in soul is to gain a greater awareness of the Spirit of God and tenderness to His ministering Grace To live free in spirit is to live in deep communion with the Lord in continual flow of spirit to Spirit communion between you and the Father In this Secret Place the Spirit can come upon you rising up overwhelming you in the deepest of Praise in deep deep groans in your spirit unto the Lord Rom 8:26-27 Jesus can come and stand in your midst and you find yourself no longer being able to stand but fall to your knees in His Presence Rom 14:11 A gifting an impartation occurs in this Place and His Love comes as the radiance of His Glory This is not of your flesh but is of the Spirit in whom you can choose to abide at ease free in soul If you allow Him He can raise you and instructs your soul in the right Way Choose then to set a watch for Him at night and during the day keeping an ear to Him even during the night and gladly getting up and responding Regardless of what might wake you turning your heart and delight in the Lord of Glory and waiting to hear His Voice For nothing is of more value Matt 13:44 than the Spirit sharpening forming you and raising you day by day for this is the Way of the Kingdom for all who love the Lord Scripture: I will stand my watch and set myself on the rampart and watch to see what He will say to me and what I will answer when I am corrected Then the LORD answered me and said: write the vision and make it plain on tablets that he may run who reads it Behold the just shall live by his faith Hab 2:1-4 NKJV Come and set a watch to see what the Lord will say to you and write the vision As a deep attitude of soul roll out a carpet set a table prepare a chair for the Lord your God to visit you Humble yourself before Him and deeply welcome Him The Voice of God is more than words the Words that proceed from the mouth of God is more than instruction His Voice is Life His Voice is Love and His Voice heals restores and strengthens However do not accept all the thoughts that come to mind but lay captive 2 Cor 10:5 those that come to kill steal and destroy they that run contrary to the Gospel this voice is of the cunning of the Enemy The Enemys voice is laced with bondage oppression hopelessness pride hatred and accusation Realise this very truth: Gods Voice brings life and life in all its fullness John 10:10 It is uplifting strengthening and inspiring in the things of God giving you the greatest of Hope Your prayers are tabled before the Lord By prayer and petition present your requests to the Lord Phil 4:6 Come to see the value of writing your prayers and dialogues before the Lord Remember how king David always enquired of the Lord Ps 27:4 and he was known as both a great prophet and a king Seek therefore the gift of prophecy 1 Cor 14:1 and practice journaling some of your deep-souled requests and petitions and that of which comes to heart Do you realise that the very Book of Psalms is a written collection of Davids prayers and dialogues with the Father? So be encouraged to articulate some of your prayers in written form and table them before the Lord and as you do you will find the Lord responds in kind The Lord will open the Word of God to you and even the words that proceed from His mouth will be so precious new and strengthening that you need to write them down to keep and reflect upon later You find yourself freely beginning to journal your open dialogues in the Lord and the Spirit of God will bring an answer to everything that you face as the Love of God rests upon your life Make this a new habit of life: go aside into a secret place and quieten your soul and thoughts down coming to allow the Peace of God to rule your heart Delight yourself in the Lord in simple praise and worship Turn on your favourite worship music sit down with an open Bible seeking His Presence come completely new and fresh again this day just like daily Manna Luke 11:3 The Key is to quieten your soul wait and be ready for Him to come whenever He likes living your life as an open invitation to the Lord As you wait for Him and meditate on His Word write the dreams and request of your heart praying them unto the Lord Set yourself aside with the firm understanding that the Lord dearly wishes to meet with you but will come in His own time and way You will find then that the Spirit of God within you begins to groan prayers deep in your soul with words that you will find difficult to keep up as you try to write them down For as you delight yourself in the Lord He desires to fulfil all the dreams of your heart Ps 37:4 and the Spirit comes offering powerful prayers on your behalf Let us all learn to hear the Voice of God and be no longer living deaf to the Unction of the Holy Ghost prompting suggestion sudden revelation and anointed power Let us no longer be like a deaf dancer who cannot hear the music but only does what he sees others doing and saying only what he hears others saying Matt 15:14 But choose to remain free in spirit making place for the deepening sensitivity and awareness of the Spirit of God upon your life So that when you pray it is under the Anointing of the Holy Spirit according to His leading and Power and not copying formulas recipes methods or words For this is the way that Jesus lived and it is what He taught us to do in order to walk in Signs and Wonders For He only did what He saw and what He heard His Father doing living under the continual Anointing and leading of the Holy Spirit Therefore allow the Spirit of God to continually open the eyes of your heart Eph 1:18 so that you might see Pray this small prayer Lord please lead me in the ways of the Spirit of God and open the eyes of my heart that I might be led by the Spirit according to your ways and purposes Lord I choose and decide every day from today on to allow the Peace of God to rule my heart that I may truly participate in the Love of God Please help me Lord I welcome you and invite you afresh each day Please feel welcome to come whenever you like I set a watch for you a lookout in my soul I choose to lay my cares into your hands and live this day in the Peace of God that I might live all my days raised by the Spirit of God In Jesus Name Amen The Peace of God RULES! my heart
Day #36: Lasting Fruit Constructing His Home in Our Hearts Scripture: 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 I am not the answer Jesus is the Answer I am not the answer even for my own life or that of which is in front of me but Jesus is the Answer The Presence of Jesus and the Holy Spirit upon your life is a rich rich gift and you are far from ever being alone for the Kingdom of God is upon you Faith ie belief is connection with Jesus So in faith we reach out for Him to build in us deepening ties in the Holy Spirit … this is the answer Humbling yourself and coming to establish deep connection in Jesus is central to the believers life Not our ministry not our work nor even our families for Jesus is the Answer Let us bring Him into the scene let us bring Him central so that His Presence Counsel Love and Hand might be active upon our lives for our families our work and our ministries You and I are not the answer for we are simply earthen vessels that are purposed by God to be fashioned to carry the very Glory of God Let this be real living filled with the Glory of God This is the greatest of honour that believers share but still of ourselves we are nothing but Jesus is the Answer The Word of God is equivalent to Christ Jesus Personal Being Coming then to meditate upon the Word of God you are actually meeting with Him right now for Jesus and the Word are One As you ponder the Revelations of Heaven the Kingdom in your soul it is not purposeless for you must realise that you are actually meeting with the King As the Word that proceeds from the mouth of God rises up in your soul you are in His Presence being fed from the very Throne-room of God Let us not discount the Word nor be ignorant of the things of the Spirit religion and the influences of the world have a way of stealing from you it is the Spirit alone that brings you Life Meditation is key and what is this word meditation? It is your heart that abides in deep communion with the Heart of the Father and in continual sharing one to another as you go about daily life Therefore meditation upon the Word of God is very precious for reflecting upon God is connecting and bonding in Him It is your belief in Him and His Word that draws your heart towards Him your belief joining with the Faith of God So in reality a break in meditation is a break in God and a break in communication with Him is a break in faith So in this break when you pray for a need who then are you actually praying to? Trust is your link: it is this link that connects you with Jesus and the Power of that Name Without trust who then are you praying to? For the truth is that you are speaking to yourself God does not respond to prayers alone but He responds to words prayers spoken in faith and trust Scripture: Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him Your roots will grow down into Gods love and keep you strong And may you have the power to understand as all Gods people should how wide how long how high and how deep his love is May you experience the love of Christ though it is too great to understand fully Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God Eph 3:17-19 NLT Jesus has purposed to come and make His Home in you as you a believer come to allow and give Him place – as you trust in Him Therefore it is clear to see that the connection point the communication place with your Heavenly Father is in your own personal heart It is not out there in what you see and hear but it is in the depths of your heart as you live in experience of the Love of Jesus It is within your spirit that you are raised and instructed by the Spirit of God being ministered taught and guided from within the depths of your soul your roots growing down into Gods Love keeping you strong Then being made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God Come to understand this truth: that the medium of prayer is your spirit Prayer is heart-to-Heart communication with your Heavenly Father of whom abides right there within you – as you trust in Him ie Rest This dialogue occurring even right in the middle of normal life when you are speaking with someone or when you are in the middle of a meeting or busy at work Prayer is communication that needs never cease your heart continuously alive unto God Be therefore anxious for nothing but for the deepest of ties in the Spirit of God For it is the Spirit that has all the answers in every moment and in every step you take others can help but only the Spirit is the Helper To live in open dialogue in the Lord is available for all who believe It is possible for your heart to be in continual dialogue and communion with God without ceasing this in turn is what it is meant to believe opening Scripture There is a dialogue that occurs in the Presence of God that as you go about daily life ministers instructs and opens Heaven to you What is another word for communication or dialogue with God: it is prayer ie two-way communication with God We are called to pray without ceasing 1 Thes 5:16-18 now you know how this is possible The continual flow and interchange between you and the Trinity abiding within that brings the richness of Heaven upon your life and all the more through your life Now when you come to pray specifically for a need He hears and responds for there is no break in communion at all between you and God and He swiftly comes Just as it was in the life of Jesus for He lived life without separation but remaining deeply connected to our Heavenly Father Not about having to become ready when a need is presented but living always ready – fully alive unto God It comes natural then that out of your heart flows Treasures from Heaven: the Good News the Love and the Glory of God Your mouth and your actions speaking the overflow of your heart which is God Matt 6:21 birthing His Goodness into your world A prayerful heart unto the Lord: more of you Lord less of me More of your Faithfulness more of your Goodness more of your Love more of your Kindness Lord more of your Presence upon my life more awareness of you Lord a greater consciousness of you abiding in me I welcome you Lord I invite you I lay my life down this day so that your Life may rise up in me I thank you Lord for everything but I desire to have you rise up in me Lord more of you and less of me As you come to the Lord in this attitude of heart a heart seeking Him in spirit John 4:24 you will find that at a time when Jesus is ready that His ministering Presence will come upon you the connection being made The Presence of God upon your life is not supposed to be a highlight but a lifestyle your daily norm this Abiding Place A break in faith is a break in God a break in meditation and communication with the Father is a break in Him God does not sing or dance to requests spoken from a heart that is distant and set on other concerns but He swiftly responds to a prayer of faith spoken from within His very Presence As Jesus our Example abided in Him so it is to be our soul and sole purpose What are we talking about here? Signs and Wonders Heb 2:4 What are we talking about? The consistent answer to prayer and the Hand of God being moved What is this about? Breakthrough I cant tell you how little your flesh helps you when it comes to breakthroughs I cant tell you how your bank account and education is insignificant when it comes to needing a breakthrough for your family for a health matter for a child and even for your own situation What is the answer the Spirit! God is actively seeking out those who worship in spirit and in truth but the modern materialistic church only worships God in truth just like in school: study the Word and now go to work Instead of be filled with the Spirit of God and allow His Love and Power to move you in all that you say and do Let us not be ignorant of the Spirit it is love that draws God for He is Love Sing this in your heart: I love you Lord more than my broken state I love you more than my very life If you desire breakthrough love God this is a prayer of the heart and where does God dwell? In your heart! The Thief cannot stand in the Presence of Jesus so draw your heart unto the Lord As a believer you can proclaim and profess as much as you like but it is your heart unto the Lord that is the Key Jesus Presence manifest in you is the answer for all knees must bow! Including the breakthrough that you seek Pray this small prayer Lord please forgive me I am a wretched sinner How far I have fallen from the Glory and Purposes of God But I know that you have purposed in yourself to raise and lift me up I therefore give you full rights and lay my life into your hands fully laying my life down as though I am dead but only finding myself alive in you Lord I trust in you please continue to build your Home in me Here is my love I place it all in you In Jesus Name Amen
Day #37: Lasting Fruit Lasting Fruit The World needs Jesus alive and active in you and I so let us all learn how to never leave His Presence how to never cease in our hearts communion and dialogue in Him As your heart honestly desires to draw close to the Spirit of God He begins to feed your soul In the morning when you choose to seek Him in the Secret Place you will find that the Spirit places prayers upon your lips He teaches you how to pray even when to command or when to be silent The Spirit raises deep endearing praise from deep down in your soul unto the Lord as you are overwhelmed by His Presence once again Prayer has its own language and this is given uniquely and personally to you by the Holy Ghost He will wake you at night and say meet with me He will call you by day and say fast for three days and prepare yourself for a meeting with the Lord He will draw you unto Scripture He will draw you to other peoples preaching or writings He will cause you to have a word in your heart and thoughts that dont ever leave until you find a nut is cracked and you are able to walk into a realm of new understanding and revelation of the Lord The Lord gives you according to your own hearts desire and He gives you what you yourself seek so I deeply encourage you to quieten yourself down and seek the Presence of the Lord Knowledge is given to us by the Gospel message but it is the Spirit that the message points to that leads you in the Knowledge of God A meeting with the Person of Jesus is a powerful encounter an appointment with God is what every Christian needs in order to function correctly: a meeting an encounter a gathering unto the Lord But where are you where are your thoughts where is your hearts desire directed to? For your thoughts your hopes your cares are set in other things and your source is tied to something else entirely rather than that of your True Source Fears become greater than the strength of God in your eyes and your heart is drawn away Is 51:12-13 These things become as blockages and hindrances to your prayers irrespective of the formulas of which you might pray or the faith proclaimed a distance has developed that still remains It is not as though God has ever left you but your heart has left Him ceasing to remain in the abiding Love of God A disconnection in your hearts dialogue and interchange with the Spirit of God – is a break in prayer Realise that a break in communication in the Father is also a break in your trust in your faith and in your hope for your heart is set on other things and so too then is your strength Though you are called a believer the Fruits of the Kingdom remain elusive distant and barely seen Let us then draw back this morning in Him turning our soul unto the Lord with a repentive heart Lord I turn my heart unto you afresh this morning please forgive me for always being drawn off Lord I need your Presence anew this day please guide me by my hand by the Glory of your Presence The Name of Jesus: the Lord moves sovereignly at times irrespective of your level of faith or what season of life you are in the power is in the Name of Jesus and the precious Blood shed for you But what is the encouragement here? The Gospel speaks of knowing where you are seated so that when you pray you receive healing for the sick and the bound For just as Jesus said I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name John 16 This is what we want this is what we need this is what the world of which we live in needs the Power of God coming through His Anointed ones ie you and I a believer The Power of the Name of Jesus is given you as you trust in Him Trust is your link: trust is the link that connects you with Jesus and the Power of that Name Without trust who then are you actually praying to? For in reality you are just speaking to yourself God does not respond to prayers alone but He responds to words spoken in faith ie trusting and resting in His abiding arms Scripture: If then you were raised with Christ seek those things which are above where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God Set your mind on things above not on things on the earth Col 3:1-2 With your mind set on things Above your heart drawn unto the Spirit of God faith rises in your soul The Nature of Jesus coming generously upon you of which builds your trust in Him It is through this same trust that Jesus builds and constructs His Home in you and His Name becomes powerful in your life What then is the Nature of Jesus that would be so valuable to have in your own life? Here are some: Peace Rest Joy Hope and Love confidence vision eyes that see ears that hear and a closeness with the Father All of these come in the Presence of the Lord Can you think of an environment that is developed in your communion in the Lord? Is there something tangible real and coming alive in you as you live your life in this unceasing dialogue this continual prayerful relationship with the Lord? Heart unto the Lord Are there even trace residual effects that remain upon you as you live in continual encounters in Him? Scripture: You didnt choose me I chose you I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for using my name John 15:16 NLT Lasting Fruits: ask yourself this question if you were brought into Heaven and spent time speaking face to face with the Lord what can you imagine would be some of the residual effects retained upon your life when you returned? Surely your faith would be lifted your trust would be raised your eyes opened and your faithfulness increased You would find that your righteousness forms deeper roots your love and countenance deeply shifted your joy exploding and your peace like a river You would find that your obedience becomes switched on your humility palatable your hope firmly established your soul shifted and your heart firmly set upon the Lord OK so now you know some of the Lasting Fruit that is available to each and every believer Realise that this is the very environment that you experience as the Presence of the Lord comes upon you as you begin to open the door of the secret place of your heart This is the trace residue even of the Nature of Jesus within you Jesus making His Place of Abode in you I deeply encourage you to truly come to love the Lord God with all you are nothing retained that He might truly guide you taking care of even your very next step Fully giving yourself to Him that He might fully give Himself to you His Life coming upon you according to the fullness of the Gospel message Today for you and I the Fruits of the Spirit is this very environment the residue of Heaven the Character and Nature of Jesus abiding in you These very Fruits naturally rising up in you in abundance as you honestly seek to abide in His Presence as you seek the Face of God in the secret place Let us then treasure going aside in the Lord all the more just as Jesus always did worshipping the Father in both spirit and truth – for these are of whom the Father is actively seeking and to whom He regularly visits Let us seek and treasure the manifest Presence of God for it is the manifest Presence of God upon your life that naturally keep the Fruits of the Spirit flowing keeping you in step with the Spirit It is this same environment that builds such rich bonds of trust faith and hope in Him Also then being the Place that the Power and Anointing of God rises up naturally in your life just like a springs of living water Let these Fruits become central to your core pursuits in Him your root and your basis being established in the Nature and Character of God For in this good soil your roots grow down deep into Gods love and keep you strong It is the Peace of God that should be ruling your life ie the Prince of Peace not something or someone else It is in this Abiding Place this Place of Repose that the Counsel Knowledge and Might of God flow liberally even abundantly like a River This then is the structure of the Kingdom of God and the nature of those born of Him Scripture: One thing I ask from the LORD this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple Ps 27 Reflect on the life of king David: the only thing that drove him was to dwell in the house of the LORD Though he had his troubles but even in the very midst of them in a desert place he delighted to seek the Lord He subsequently found a deep Rest in the Lord a deep Peace and Confidence in Him This was gifted him by the Lord of whom he honestly treasured and sought of whose Dwelling Place he always longed for and the Lord responded and ministered into his soul Later on in Davids life everything was restored and all enemies both inside the nation and outside where absolutely defeated by the Sovereign Hand of God It was the Lord who rose up and set David in such honour and even for the countless generations that followed for David only sought the Presence of God This honour stretches all the way to you and I born of Christ Jesus the Son of David We are all of the same Root Is 11:1-4 So let us be all the more encouraged as we personally gain a hearts desire to dwell in the house of the Lord Deeply seeking as David the Face of God and tight bonds in the Holy Ghost To clarify: there is great power in the Peace and Rest that comes from trusting in God for it unlocks the Trinity to work on your behalf and the Power of the Name of Jesus Pray this small prayer Lord I repent of striving under flesh and the knowledge of my own mind I long for the Nature of Jesus abiding in me the Fruits of the Spirit rising up within I recognise that these are of the Spirit and not my flesh so I hereby seek you in the depths of my heart I deeply desire to draw close to you please draw close to me that your Life may flow all the more May you continue to make your Home in me Please teach me how to seek the Spirit to seek your Presence that you may have all of me and I might have all of you In Jesus Name Amen
Day #38: Lasting Fruit Yeast of the Pharisees Scripture: Then He charged them saying Take heed beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod Mark 8:15 NKJV We are all influenced in some way or another by the yeast of the Pharisees and that of Herod An example of leaven: I have heard it being said over the years that there is a honeymoon period for a new believer And that this honeymoon period will soon be over and then they will become just like the rest of us This is an error for the fire of God is set only to increase in your soul and is not purposed to diminish So this word this Christian culture is not from Jesus but is from the spirit of religion Let us rightly discern Realise that the Joy and Wonder of God that comes upon a new believer comes because they have made a fresh start in the Lord this very day They have truly laid their lives down in Him and invited Jesus into their heart and Jesus has come and graced them anew with His Presence The yeast in this instance is the fact that the modern believer is not taught that this making a fresh start this laying your life down this inviting Jesus into your life is the Way of the believer for each and every day and not just once decades ago or in moments of recommitment – but it is a lifestyle It is purposed by Heaven for you to continually live in active experience of the Lord every day and this only increasing This IS the Fruit of the Spirit … this is the Lasting Fruit Instead of what is current in many lives today: Christians living their lives somewhat disorientated and with a sense of being disconnected in God lost frail or downtrodden Busy otherwise unto law and works to help fill the gaps and to justify their salvation but the Joy Peace and Strength of the Lord remaining distant This is the effects of the leaven of the Pharisees that of religion and the powers of this Age Let us otherwise be filled with the Love of God His Joy His Peace and His Might richly gracing our lives as we go about in Love working and doing good First is the Love and Spirit of God and in this we set our heart our soul our mind and our strength Let us follow our Example Jesus of whom God anointed with the Holy Spirit and Power He went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil because God was with Him Acts 10:38 NIV This is the right basis not living under a spirit of works and law but under the Anointing of the Holy Ghost Just as Jesus of whom went before us: our Brother our Friend our Saviour and our King  Faith is not a word alone but is the connection between you and Jesus It is not only a doctrine or an elusive reality but is a continual increase of tight bonds and connection in the Holy Ghost This occurring as you actively seek His manifest Presence upon your life anew and afresh each day Just as the newly born just as the newly-wed today being a new day Realise then how central it is to the Christian Walk to actively give place and allow Jesus the Holy Spirit and the Father to make their Home in you It is Theirs to build and yours to avail yourself and your heart fully unto the Lord To welcome invite and deeply cry out for this abiding this remaining and this being established in the Love of God just as a new believer Horse and the Cart The Way of the Kingdom is this: the Spirit draws the Cart not the other way around The Way of the Spirit is that the Spirit draws the Cart your ministry your life and your very flesh And in life you can enjoy riding the Horse or sitting in the Cart the joy is yours but the main thing to realise is that you are free of labour ie fully entering the Rest and Peace of the Lord You are born again of the Spirit not of the flesh the flesh is dead but your spirit is alive in Christ Rom 8:10 So that when you stand up you stand up not in the flesh to meet a storm but in the Spirit calming the storm with a commanding word You are able to stand up and calm the storm for your heart is abiding in a Place much higher than the fear of which you face At Rest asleep and at Peace in the arms of the Father who is greater than anything you could ever face Abiding even in the very Courts of God just as king David did who lived in continual longing of soul for the Presence of the Lord And God met all that came against him for Davids heart abided in the Dwelling Place of the Lord It is the Spirit that rejuvenates your flesh your mind and your soul not what you place in your mouth but what is placed in your spirit by our Heavenly Father It is the Spirit that does the work it is the Spirit that adds to the Church even daily Acts 2:47 Truly our flesh counts for nothing it is the Spirit that brings Life John 6:63 In Christ Jesus we work together with Him but it is the Spirit that carries the load It is the Spirit that goes before you as a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night and though you may have troubles the Father meets them all The leaven of the Pharisees would have you pushing the Cart with the Spirit following somewhere behind even the Spirit becoming irrelevant and the Cart becoming stuck in a rut This is not the Way of the Kingdom and it eventually leaves you tired disorientated and straining toiling under the yolk of it all Many even ministers of the Word become sick and die before their time Lives cut short and stolen from by the Thief This is the effects of the leaven of the Pharisees and that of Herod This seed leading you unto self-righteousness legalism religion and flesh-dependence not knowing how to seek the Spirit nor even His relevance The way of religion is to treat your walk in the Lord just like you do modern school: study the Word and now go to work Instead of Rest and be filled with the Spirit of God and allow His Love and Power to permeate you in all that you say and do Having your life so deeply changed and continually changed lifted up in the Anointing of the Spirit Now then when you labour in the Kingdom you are not labouring under the flesh but lifted and strengthened by the Spirit of God of whom abides in enriching measure upon your life Giving you the vitality of the youths leaping in the fields as like a deer Is 35:6-10 and causing you to mount up on wings like eagles Living not with a failing spirit but the strength of the Holy Spirit This strength is not born of your flesh but is gifted you of the Holy Ghost It is the Spirit alone that raises you astronomically: from ignorant fishermen to world changers through the Grace and Power of the Spirit of God Worship in spirit: I will share something that is truly amazing to me I know of Indian tribes in South America where there are hundreds of native pastors preaching the Good News All of these pastors each one of them have raised the dead multiple times and have had the most amazing miracles that could ever be imagined happening in their works The point here is that many of them cannot even read or write What I would like to raise is this that in our modern churches we have the most broadest of biblical knowledge that has ever been available and yet there are virtually no miracles There is something wrong here something amiss This is to do with one primary area: in our educated societies we generally worship God in truth alone However God seeks those who worship in both spirit and truth ie He looks out for and responds to those who seek Him this way In this day and age there is very little culture of worshipping in spirit or even understanding what it means Typically in our modern churches believers may have a great measure of knowledge but a very small measure of the Spirit however it is the Spirit that gives Life! Here is the Key: the Spirit is given in measure and that measure is according to the measure that you yourself seek and hunger for These Indian pastors have some knowledge and they are fully committed to it but they have a great measure and stability in the Spirit of God There is a deep culture in these ministries of consistent prayer and fasting praise and worship waiting upon the Lord and seeking His Presence and Jesus comes upon them Some of them have regular encounters with Jesus as He physically appears to them Even when a man is working in a field Jesus comes in His Glory form a shroud envelops them and He sits together with the pastor and Jesus shares of Himself Now this is precious now this is worth pursuing The spirit legalism of works and of religion doesnt like the fact that we all have this capacity to meet with the Lord of Glory To enjoy the Presence of the Lord enjoy the regular visits being ministered to as according to the Gospels of our Lord Jesus Christ For God shows no favouritism All it comes down to is this: your hearts honest desire to meet with your Lord and to bond with the Spirit of God and He responds God responding to your personal longing of Him in spirit as well as in truth ie meditating on the fullness of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ The fact that this is even possible eludes many of us but I encourage you deeply that the Power of God comes from your secret meetings with the Lord of Glory in the Secret Place What you hold in secret will be made plain for all to see the Treasure within will overflow your mouth Your heart-to-Heart deep ties in the Love of God is as a gateway to the Power of God into your world Let us not be ignorant of the things of the Spirit but each one of us humble ourselves before our God and allow the Spirit to open our eyes Allowing Him to give you a spirit of discernment showing you whos voice you are actually submitted and subject to Phil 1:9-10 So that you too may become one who believes according to that of which Heaven considers a believer: being able to lay your hands on the sick and they recover in Jesus Name Mark 16:17-18 Pray this small prayer Lord I need your Spirit I turn my heart anew unto the Presence of God Lord I deeply desire to have fresh and new encounters in you every day Lord I didnt realise that this was possible but I see that it is so needed in my life Lord I need the Lasting Fruits of Heaven Lord I struggle so much in my flesh and I know that this is not the way it is supposed to be Please teach me and lead me to worship you in both spirit and truth Please come and minister sharing of yourself again this day In Jesus Name Amen
Day #39: Lasting Fruit Kingdom of God The Kingdom of God is within you: no one has a clue of just how much power and potential is within a believer because of the resident Kingdom of God Regardless of your strengths or weaknesses your looks or nationality your education or your past you have endless power reserves and potential through the Kingdom of God within you Luke 17:20-21 NKKV Especially in your weakness God is made strong 2 Cor 12:9-11 The Kingdom of God is not dependent on your capacity it does not care about your education or your finances your past wrongs or your achievements Realise this truth: that it is your heart your confidence your longing of heart unto the Lord that taps you richly into the things of the Kingdom The Kingdom of God is within you you ARE a gateway to the Kingdom of God for your world of which you are in Do not allow yourself to be stolen from dont let your world be robbed of He who abides within you Do not allow your heart to be dragged off and caged by cares desires or by the deceitfulness of pride But with this clear understanding that as you live your life preparing the way Is 40:3 inviting and opening your heart unto the Lord each day Heaven comes upon you and therefore bursts through your life You find yourself opening up to a continual increased outpouring of the Holy Spirit of the Person of Jesus and of the Father in your own personal life And as a result the same Glory increasingly ever increasingly flowing through your life to the blessing of the world of which you live everywhere your feet tread This is not of the flesh at all but is of the Spirit of God You are the Gateway to the Kingdom of God in your world Do not allow yourself to be robbed and no longer tolerate the Thief to lie and cheat you Stand in the delight of the Lord enjoy Him seek Him worship and praise Him for He is seriously Life! and serious Love! and is seriously Powerful! All the issues of life are but a leaf of which the Presence of God blows away in the Wind giving you Grace and Might to face life triumphantly strong and whole and with the deepest sense of Life and Hope Gain an increasing culture of seeking Gods Kingdom come His Will being done on earth just as it is in Heaven Matt 6:10 A rich invitational welcoming and longing heart for the Kingdom manifest in you upon you around you and through you Nothing of your flesh but all of the Spirit for you and I are not the answer it is Jesus alone who is the Answer You have no cause to be discouraged or otherwise puffed up for it is ONLY the Spirit that does the work so we rest our life in Him Hunger for the Lord I mean seriously hunger for the Bread of Life for the more that you eat the more you are lifted up and strengthened Does this make any sense? Dont allow yourself to be stolen from dont allow the scoffers voice to grind you to a halt cast aside the yeast of the Pharisees You stand up and go and personally drink deeply from the Waters of the River of Life daily! Hunger for the Words that proceeds from the mouth of God they are more than revelation they are more than knowledge The Words of God are the fullness of God: encounters with Him impartation from Him sharing of one another The Love of God rising up in you just as the Spirit of God You and I so thoroughly need the Word the Love and the Spirit of God liberally flowing in our lives in order to function properly The Fruits of the Spirit are as a Spring perpetually rising up in you that you can continually sense and feel: Love Joy Peace Trust and Hope It is the Fruits of the Spirit that tap you directly into the Heart of the Father In His Love you have a continual open pathway a connection a flow a conduit between you and the Father Right into the deep things 1 Cor 2:10 the hidden things Daniel 2:22 the secret things Eph 3:8-9 of God A Gate has been opened to you to walk through right into the City of God Rev 22:14 The more that you hunger for Him the more He feeds you for that is the nature of the Kingdom of God We all have this same privilege and honour: that we can love enjoy and praise the precious Name of Jesus and continually seek His Face and have His Power come richly upon your life Whether you are just a regular person or someone smart and successful or a person who is in a real bind broken and struggling We all have the same opportunity right and privilege to go aside in love and worship the Name of Jesus We all have the same opportunity to be able to go aside into the secret place and meet with the Lord of Glory and have Him come upon our lives in such rich personal and wonderful ways Each one of us drawing deeply from the Wells of Salvation and being lifted up this very day If we otherwise choose to allow situations and realities of life to come between this then what happens is that you step out of these realms of Power of the outpouring of the Spirit the connection and guidance of the Holy Ghost Resorting back to your old ways that of your own capacity strength and vision Of course the Grace of God is greater than you and I so all you need to do is right here and now turn your heart unto the Lord and love Him praise Him and thank Him welcoming and being open to Him with FIRM understanding and expectation that it is both the Will and Heart of the Father for Him to come and meet with you Even for you to be lifted up into His Presence and spend time being strengthened in Him: this is the Nature the Character and the Way of Heaven The Kingdom being not of the flesh but of the Spirit your spirit unified and united in the Spirit of God in continual dialogue and interaction with Him This is of the greatest of all privileges If your knowledge and success cause you to not honestly come before your Lord to just love Him seek Him and enjoying His Presence than your knowledge and success is a hindrance to you It has become as an idol between you and He who is Faithful In the same way: if your struggles your season of hardship and difficulty and your lack of hope stops you from turning your heart to the Lord in simple love and in honest longing of soul in gratefulness and praise If your brokenness keeps you from choosing to go aside in the Lord to seek Him to be with Him and to just enjoy His Presence upon your life then even these things are like an idol to you Your brokenness has become an idol These struggles bad memories hurts and regrets becoming a log-jam to Heaven opening up to you and the Goodness of God flowing liberally upon your life a blockage to seeing His Hand at work All you have to do is right now simply pray Lord please forgive me I open my heart unto you here and now Please forgive me for allowing this life to come between you and me I deeply welcome you please come upon my life your Presence manifest as per your Hearts desire We all have this amazing opportunity to go aside in our soul in our flesh and in our mind to seek and enjoy our Heavenly Father I tell you this truth this fact that the most powerful thing in the world is a believers ability to meet with Jesus Realise this: meeting with Jesus is greater than anything that you could ever be asking for Greater than any answer to prayer that you might be seeking To meet with He who is the Answer not only just seeking answers Choosing to enter into an attitude of praise and gratitude for the Blood He shed and for the perfect Sacrifice of the Cross engages you in the greatest Power in the universe Scripture: Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies to silence the foe and the avenger Psalm 8:2 NIV You dont have to honour the demon so much by always fighting him or having to respond to him Sure there are times that you pray I bind you I cast you out but your lifes purpose need not be focused on him or the problems that you face but otherwise your focus can be fully turned toward He who is the Answer! Sure there are times in your hearts inquiry of the Lord that the Spirit gives you a word or a key that breaks yolk of the Evil One and unlocks healing But the underlying reality is in this foundation: to simply praise and seek the Presence of Jesus just as a little child just like an infant then you will find that it is the Spirit of God that goes out before you rising up a stronghold of protection and silencing the Foe and the Avenger Nothing brings Jesus more swiftly onto the scene than a heart that simply loves praises and delights in His Presence abiding in the Secret Place of God His Presence comes quickly and washes over you again In this place His Vengeance swiftly going out against the Devourer that is set against you the power of the Thief and the Liar is broken simply through the praise of children and of infants God clearly states that vengeance is mine it is He who goes out before you you dont have to take matters into your own hands Rom 12:19 The more that you become as a little child before our Heavenly Father the deeper that you enter the realms of the Power and Wonders of God And the more that you come to value the Blood that was shed for you the more that the Blood has Power in your life Lift up the precious Name of Jesus lift up the Blood that was shed for it has power to truly save Salvation is a very big word a word that has much greater significance than anyone can realise The Presence of the Lord upon your life brings a deep trust and confidence rising up within you For the reality of His Presence as you worship Him the reality of His Person and His Glory truly draws you to your knees Honestly nothing can stand in His Presence – try it! His Presence can come so strong that even a fear can grip you even as though the very molecules of your body are bowing in His Presence You may find yourself crying out stop Lord stop! Do you remember how the Glory of His Presence caused the people at Mt Sinai to tremble in fear and cry out do not have God speak to us or we will die Ex 20:19 If you honestly seek the Lord He will come! But He aint no fable of mans imagination He is no insignificant weak or a minuscule ideology The trust and faith given you by the Joy of the Lord forms a very firm link as the Presence of the Lord comes upon you And as the Lord burns in your heart Luke 24:32 and opens unto you the Scriptures you come to wonder ponder and meditate on the revelation of the Kingdom of God all the more A great hope and expectation arises in you and this is not of the flesh but seeded you of the Holy Spirit And as you praise Him and yearn for Him His Person comes upon your life even right in the midst of the circumstance you are in the Glory and Grace that comes is truly wonderful and powerful to behold Pray this small prayer Lord thank you for the right and honour that I can participate so richly in the Kingdom of God Lord I draw my heart more decidedly unto the Lord and lift you high Lord please forgive me for making idols of things I never realise just how much I have done so Please guide me that you may come upon my life again this day I welcome you and delight myself in you In Jesus Name Amen
Day #40: Lasting Fruit Revelations 22 Let us come and look at the Book of Revelation chapter 22 in a new light When Jesus uses the word swiftly He means just that – swiftly When Jesus said that He will not leave you as an orphan but will come then He means just that: He will come! He will come real and personal upon your life and this is now and not only in two thousand years Be aware of the yeast of the Pharisees for it is a very real spirit that can have you by the throat This spirit is purposed to disassociate you from Power of the Gospel of the Cross of the Blood and of the Spirit of God Some things are relegated to the future yes but so much is for you right here and now Revelations 22: In the praise of our Lord and Saviour Christ Jesus from within His Presence we wash our robes and are made clean and Jesus gives each one of us the right to the Tree of Life In this we are also given the right to go through the Gates into the City of God right here and now Rev 22:14 NIV The sinner will remain a sinner those who do vile things will continue to do vile things But those who choose to change and seek to do good if you truly choose even to be made holy by the Blood of the Lamb then you will be made holy Rev 22:10 And through holiness all will see the Lord Heb 12:14 Jesus comes quickly swiftly according to the fruit of your life Rev: 22:12 And as the Fruits of the Spirit rise up within you you begin to bear the likeness of the Son of Glory your character of the Prince of Peace Upon you comes the countenance of Jesus the Peace of the Lord the Joy the Love and the Grace of God The Rest that comes from Him is truly powerful and palatable and the trust that is built in you allows you to stand tall and liberally draw the Power of the Kingdom of God into your world Jesus comes swiftly and responds according to the fruit of your life the welcomed involved and active Spirit of God And He says this to those who are truly thirsty: come take the free gift of the Water of Life Rev 22:17 There is no longer a curse upon you Rev 22:3 You are no longer under the effects of any curse or a word spoken over your life: any idle word specific curse or ancestral curse has lost its hold Even right back to the Curse brought through Adam by your trust in the Blood of the Cross you are by rights completely free in Jesus Name! Realise that as you come to truly worship Jesus from within His Presence you will see His Face and His Name will be on your forehead Rev 22:4 And you will no longer need any light for your ways no lamp or sun to see the way for the Lord will give you light And together with Him we reign for ever and ever Rev 22:5 in this life and the Life to come Living triumphant with Jesus as those who are called chosen and faithful Rev 17:14 As the Lord inspires prophets to speak the Good News of Christ Jesus our Saviour saying He is coming swiftly Rev 22:6-7 then Jesus comes Jesus comes quickly and does not tarry Heb 10:37 Therefore be encouraged to humble yourself before your Lord and become as a little child entering into the fullness of the Kingdom Matt 18:3 Simply enjoy the Presence of the Lord upon your life enjoy the Holy Ghost just like a little child and be lifted up in Him In all your going in and going out for the Lord your God is with you Enjoy the Holy Spirit enjoy riding the Horse horse and cart and enjoy the Power and Presence of God resting upon your life And come to participate with Him in mighty and powerful deeds the spirit of legalism despises this word enjoy for it would have you under a spirit of works and a spirit of law without mercy and without power You have no need to worry about the Avenger nor the Foe that comes against your tent For just as king David delighted and sought the Father in this single purpose: to dwell in the house of the Lord Ps 27 in this honest alignment of heart unto to the Father he was brought up into the Eternal realms of the Dwelling Place the House of the Lord And God went before Him and was his rear guard and all his enemies were stripped bare and had no strength over him Scripture: HE WHO dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand] Psalm 91:1 AMPC As you abide in the Secret Place of the Most High and remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty the Power of God comes upon you of which no Foe can withstand You no longer have to be caught up with the cares of this life and that of which may come against you for the Spirit of God will go before you And even before you get there He will destabilise disorientate and dethrone the Devourer Just like at the time when the Israelites were crossing the Red Sea God took off their chariot wheels so that they drove them with difficulty Ex 14:25 The Lord will fight for you you need only to be still Ex 14:14 abiding in the Peace of God The Lord silences the Foe and the Avenger and He establishes a stronghold against the Enemy of which you do not have to strive to protect yourself against Let His Presence come upon you and show you how to be at Rest how to be at Peace to be still and the power of it Come then and wait upon the Lord and gaze on the beauty of the Lord and seek inquire meditate contemplate and abide in His Temple Ps 27 For it is through the praise of children and infants that the Father completely silences the Enemy People are always looking for some new knowledge or great revelation but fail to approach the Father the way He is looking for: to simply love Him trust Him and wait upon Him just like a little child Joining deeply and bonding richly in Him who is Knowledge Revelation and Power There are two Witnesses: the Word and the Spirit Come then to worship the Father in both spirit and truth for the Father is actively looking over all the peoples of the earth for such as these He is looking out for people who honestly worship Him in both spirit and truth in this He swiftly comes Jesus comes and walks among you Rev 2:1-5 and in all your doings and in all your ways His Presence and Anointing are both very present He does not tarry but comes swiftly Jesus whilst in the Glory of His Fathers Presence said that He is coming swiftly: realise that there is the time of His Second Coming and yes we are all looking forward to that But when He said that He will not tarry He says this that if in the honest truth of your soul you seek Him He will not delay but will come swiftly He will meet with you where you are at now This is His dream so let it become yours this is a part of the purpose of the Cross just as it was in the beginning: Jesus talking and walking with you in the cool of the day Worship in spirit: modern believers generally are trained purely of the mind with perhaps a belief that the Holy Spirit will assist with revelation but thats about it An ignorance remains however in how to approach the Lord in spirit The purpose of worshipping in spirit is in this: to meet Him share with Him and encounter the Love and Glory of God each and every day Retaining in this place the flow of the Word that liberally proceeds from the mouth of God They are not just words but the very Person of God: His Love Healing Revelation Understanding Joy Peace Anointing and the very Power of God If you have needs then offer them unto the Lord in prayer and faith but worshipping in spirit is purposed in coming to the Lord for Him and Him alone to encounter and abide in the Living Loving God Coming to praise the Name of Jesus and thank Him for the Blood that He shed for you brings you swiftly into His Presence The Lord of Glory swiftly descending upon you and meeting with you once again These regular meetings with the Lord are most dearly precious for each and every believer for He truly imparts of Himself once again Another piece of the Lord is given you John 16:14 AMPC another Living Brick is added to His Home that He is building in you He has purposed within Himself to build you up into the fullness of Himself and this occurs as we trust in Him Eph 3:17-19 NLT Enjoy the Presence of the Lord and be built up in Him The deepest of trust and faith that is developed in the Presence of the Lord keep them very close to heart For trust and faith are your link to the Heavenly realms faith is Heavens currency Your faith in the Lord allows you to go right into the Courts of God even to seek justice for what you are now facing Trust and faith in God draws Him in His Might and whilst being seated with Jesus at the right hand of God with His Name upon your forehead and His Spirit abiding in you washed white clean by the precious Blood of the Cross when you pray in the Name of Jesus it is your living trust in that Name that brings the Power of God to bear – swiftly This is by no means of your flesh but is given you from the Spirit of whom you love and abide in Scripture: And he showed me a pure river of water of life clear as crystal proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb In the middle of its street and on either side of the river was the tree of life which bore twelve fruits each tree yielding its fruit every month The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations Rev 22:1-2 NKJV  Let us enjoy the Lord with a renewed hope with a deeper and broader appreciation Let us give place and allow the Spirit of God to increasingly open our eyes and ears to that of which the Blood has freely given us Truly we only see through a glass dimly 1 Cor 13:12 but Jesus desires to give each of us eyes that see brighter and clearer even becoming as a mirror reflecting the Glory of God in ever increasing Glory And as a little child of the Living God enjoy His Presence upon your life and allow your roots to go down deep drawing richly from the River of Life The Fruit forming and the Healing of the Nations coming through your life through the Kingdom of God of which is within you to the blessing of your world None of this is possible of your flesh but all things are possible in God Matt 19:26 Bless you Pray this small prayer Thank you Lord I see now how you wish to come swiftly upon my life Lord may I truly just enjoy your Presence upon my life that I truly might be free of the spirit of legalism and religion Lord I shift my way of thinking realising just how personal the Salvation of the Lord is for each one of us Please give me of the Lasting Fruit and continue to build me up richly in the Kingdom of God In Jesus Name Amen
Day #41: Kingly Christ What spirit are you of? Opening Scriptures: For God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind 2 Tim 1:7 NKJV And there is no fear in love But perfect love drives out fear 1 John 4:18 Do you realise that going into the secret place was never instructed by Jesus to do and yet He always did it? It is a most important area of the Christian walk but Jesus never commanded us to do it Why? Because it can only ever be done in a spirit of love in an honest longing of heart and in the deepest desire for the Lord and the things of the Kingdom becoming real before our eyes Jesus could never make a command to seek the Father in the secret place just as He could never make it a command to fast and wait upon the Lord for these things only work in the arena of love and can never work under the instruction of commands Going into the secret place is the single greatest of gifts for each one who becomes a believer can meet one on one with the Lord and the Lord comes and meets with you Meeting with the Lord is even greater than anything that you might be praying or believing for for you meet with the One who is the Author of Life the Alpha and the Omega Your regular and personal closed session with the Lord of Glory is the single greatest differential that a Christian has over any other beliefs: for you regularly meet with the God who is Love who is full of Grace and who has all Power and Authority in His Hands And as a child of God He wishes to raise you in the same one full of the Love and Grace of God and one raised and seated in the Power and Authority of the King Our human flesh and reasoning doesnt even register on a scale compared to the wonder of meeting regularly with our Lord and Saviour our Friend Christ Jesus The purpose of God is Life and Peace but the purpose of the Demon is Death and Dread let us then come to choose our paths carefully The common demon spirits try to come upon a believer with the purpose to blind and bind and eventually to kill and destroy But the purpose of the Spirit of God is for you to have life and life in all its fullness John 10:10 Look at these common and perhaps subtle demon spirits: spirits of Pride of Fear and Unforgiveness spirits of Intimidation and Oppression Spirits of Offence Apathy Bitterness Resentment Restlessness Unbelief and Doubt Spirits of Mammon Lust Greed Religion and Legalism They are all offshoots to the master spirit of Rebellion and if they are allowed to retain root upon your life then they will have influence over you more than the Spirit of God To be raised by a spirit other than the Holy Spirit is to have your life robbed robbed from being able to walk under an Open Heaven Matt 3:16 It is right to say that fear is natural ie fear of walking on a cliffs edge But there are times when fear comes upon you that is unnatural that is demonic ie not from Heaven There are natural human character traits such as pride but they are not of Heaven but are seeded of the one who wants to keep you blind These character traits can run down family lines but it is up to you to draw the line and say not more just like any other spiritual lineage or curse All of these common spirits attempt to act as tares Matt 13:24-30 upon a Christians soul Trying to seed themselves into your thinking and into the motives of your soul These spirits also attempt to act as birds trying to peck off that which God is sowing into your heart to steel the living reality of the revelation of Heaven from ever finding root These same spirits act as weeds to choke out even the Life of God from rising up within your depths the nourishing Life giving Waters of the Spirit of God Unless you actively choose to develop deep deep roots in the Lord personal tight bonds and strong ties in Him then these spirits act as a scorching sun to dry you up So in the secret place come to seek the manifest realities of the Lord upon your life and in this allow yourself to be raised and lifted up in the Him so that you become Oaks of Righteousness treasured Plantings of the Lord For with such a tree the weeds are not even able to grow around your feet And the hot scorching sun is powerless against you for your roots are drawing richly effortlessly and continually from an ever flowing Spring And the Word and Revelation of God becoming so bountifully upon your soul that Fruit and Seed falls far and wide from your branches to the blessing of your world and the healing of the nations But there are always two paths always always always! You can choose to partner with the Holy Ghost or you can choose to partner with the demon they are both presented to you daily And realise that the greater the revelation the more the birds come to try and peck This life has so so many distraction so many things that try to grab your attention so many things to occupy your mind or tantalise your eyes And at the same time no one knows how to wait upon the Lord or knows how to set oneself aside to seek His Person If you allow the demon to take root then you give them entrance upon your life and they are foul and subtle operators Even making a house out of candy to lure you into being devoured Seek otherwise in fullness of heart the real and manifest Presence of the Lord for He is sweeter taste better and lasts longer than any lure of the Devil Give place and allow the Presence of the Lord to come real alive and every day upon your life Look at this secret wonder: the Father is actively looking upon the earth for those who worship Him in both spirit and in truth John 4:23-24 and to these He comes upon ever richly This is the Good News of God that each and every one of us can meet and personally know the Lord of Glory Regardless of your walk in life if you are poor and in a hopeless state or rich and in a hopeful state the Lord comes to all who seek and worship Him out of honesty of heart and praise of soul It is the spirit of Religion that attempts to draw you to prove yourself under works and law to live in eyes of man But in contrast it is the Spirit of God of whom does amazing work in you and leads you unto mighty works and deeds And it is the same Spirit of Grace of whom raises you to walk liberally in all the commands and laws of God even unto righteousness and holiness in the eyes of God To be carnally minded is death but to be spiritually minded is life and peace Rom 8:6 A true and right Christian guide in your life is this: Life Peace Love and Power for these are of the Spirit of God But the opposite occurs under the common spirits of Religion: legalism accusation forms of hatred and pride These are opposed to the Spirit of God and are at enmity against all who walk according to the Spirit of God Scripture: There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit Rom 8:1 NKJV Ah what an encouragement: now you can plainly see that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus But then let us read this Scripture a little more closely: clearly this is dependent on you walking according to the Spirit and not according to the flesh For if you live according to the Spirit the Accuser cannot condemn you ie he has no grip or hold over you or your life The accusations of others even the accusations coming into your own mind seeded by these foul Lying spirits are snuffed out in the Presence of the Lord Snuffed out by the Vengeance of the Person of God in whom you choose to delight in to live and breathe in each and every day
Day #42: Kingly Christ Live According to the Spirit Just because you believe in Jesus and have received the Holy Spirit unless you live according to the Spirit of God then the spirits of Hell still find their root they still find an open door to gain an influence or hold over you If you begin to live in agreement with them ie partnering with them then they gain a greater bearing and control over you In stark contrast however in choosing to turn your heart unto the Lord in every circumstance and in every moment you find yourself living in agreement with the Holy Ghost ie partnering with Him and it is He who begins to control you bearing greater influence in your life Now this is worthwhile He who is both Love and Life having a greater say over your life as you personally engage and partner with Him each and every day He begins to personally navigate you on this most Narrow Path the Narrow Path that is full of the traps and deceits of the Enemy The Enemy that has been at work to subdue man for a thousand generations In many cases God is not even allowed in the churches of our current age and generation Believers give lip service but their hearts are far away from Him Christians are like sheep who have lost their way and many cry out where is God? especially at times of great loss But the truth of it is that the believer though being able to quote Scripture or act Christian culture remains ignorant and blind to the ways of the God Being caught up with the doctrines of man Matt 15:9 but remaining structurally malnourished and spiritually castrated The unimportant can be elevated as important and the important reduced to insignificance Jer 6:14 But this is to be expected for the Evil One even goes around masquerading even as an angel of light 2 Cor 11:14 drawing people away from Jesus and the fruitfulness of the Holy Spirit Setting the believer to focus on the flesh and human reliance and all in the Name of Jesus Set upon the carnal the temporary and the unfruitful Even man reliant on man but not instructed how to draw from God It is not the fault of the believer but the cunning of the Enemy: for it is the deceptive nature of the spirit of Religion and Legalism that sows spirits of Doubt Unbelief and Dissipation But there is a beautiful answer right here and now and His Name is Jesus Let us all repent ie turn back to the personal Living God even if there is just an ounce of you that is short of the Glory of God Rom 3:23 This is an understatement even Paul felt he was a wretched man compared to the Glory that God was leading him into If you feel that you have it all together youre deceived and flesh dependant no our Source is the Holy Ghost and my flesh is wretched It is the Holy Ghost that is dressing me of Heaven therefore my human capacity is fully submitted to that purpose It is OK to turn to Jesus regardless of who you are and cry out even each and every day Oh Lord what a wretched man I am who can save me but you? Luke 18:13 Rom 7:24 for we are not called to be saved yesterday and today go back to relying on our own flesh and reasoning Gal 3:1 But every day and in every way come and truly turn to the Person of Jesus the Master Shepherd of your soul: your Teacher your Friend and your Saviour and allow Him to take you by your outstretched hand For our dependence is entirely on the Spirit of God here now and today and not the flesh It is only through the Spirit of God that you can live a life full of Grace and Power In truly turning your heart unto the Spirit of Grace He will come and meet you right where you are Do not look to the left or the right do not look to the past or the future but to Jesus and the Holy Spirit that He gives liberally Luke 11:13 Let me open up this subject a bit more it isnt spoken very much but is in itself so very important Please receive this in no form of judgement or criticism but only for greater awareness strengthening and encouragement So that you may truly come to live your life in all its fullness according to the purpose of the Cross John 10:10 That you may truly live your life becoming ever more full and free in the Holy Ghost according to the purpose of the Gospel and the precious Blood shed for you Becoming increasingly lead by the Spirit of God unto mighty and wonderful exploits Dan 11:32 through He who died for you whats more: He who is resurrected in full Glory and in Life for you The Body of Christ the Church being raised up full in the Joy the Love and the Power of God gifted and Anointed from the Holy Spirit Become more aware of the cunning of the Enemy Gen 3:1 that you might truly triumph over him in every way The Enemy that is at work against all who walk on the face of the earth but who is especially active against those who honestly turn their whole heart fully unto the Lord Be encouraged to shift your ways and come to walk in closer step with Him submitted under the Authority the Anointing Leading and Outpouring of the Holy Spirit The opening Scriptures 2 Tim 1:7 1 John 4:18 of this section gives you example of this plain and simple reality: that you and I as believers can live more under the influence of a spirit of Fear than the Spirit of God The truth is that though you are born again this spirit of Fear can have a greater hold a greater influence and bearing over your life than the Holy Spirit Realise that this is so very common but in this plain and simple example I pray that you might be encouraged in the Lord to shift shift in the way that you live your life in Christ Jesus and come to live in the continual increasing strengthening experience of the Love of God For as we know Perfect Love drives out the spirit of Fear and this same Perfect Love drives out all spiritual influences that attempt to have a grip over your life No man can do this for you but the Spirit of God No human instruction can truly break the hold of the spirit of Fear even the spirits of Pride Lust or Addiction but the Spirit of God gifted you He of whom you choose today to partner with is greater than any Foe but you have to learn to go to Him so that He will come to you How do we get Jesus to be with us wherever we are we must first go to Him Jesus the Holy Spirit and the Father is found in the secret place of your soul as you are lifted up into His Presence Do not despise the Presence of God but go seek Him Do not despise the Anointing of God go seek it Do not despise the Gifts or the Outpouring of the Holy Ghost pursue yearn long and cry out for them The default is the spirits of this age but the choice is taking decisive steps in the Lord In the secret place allow tight bonds between you and Jesus to form strong ties gifted you of the Holy Ghost so that you may truly become stronger in the Holy Ghost Develop deeper roots in the Kingdom of God that the Kingdom may break forth in your town and nation Allow yourself to develop strong connection in Jesus ie your faith in the Name of Jesus to become stronger in you than the grip that the demon has over the one you are praying for Growing closer in the Lord so that you truly may bring the Answer to heal their soul to heal their flesh and to heal their minds All diseases sicknesses and causes of grief are simply the manifestations of the Enemy and his demon hordes Arent we called to be strong in the Lord for these who are bound? Cant we be raised strong in the Spirit of God to bring Life and Healing to the dying world of which you live? The spirits of Legalism and Religion have you focused on your own flesh and own capabilities but the Spirit of God will focused you on He who saves and heals Does this make any sense? Unbeknown to you unrealised and perhaps in total unawares other spirits can have a greater influence and bearing over your life than that of the Holy Spirit Even one who preaches and has extensively studied the Word of God can still be gripped by a spirit of Pride or a spirit of Mammon or self-Ambition These spirits gaining a greater strength or hold over a persons life than that of the Holy Ghost The cunning of these foul spirits in their masked ways: subtly secretively and deceptively try to deprive you deprive your family and deprive the people within your sphere of influence: from the Power of God manifest in your hands to touch you mouth to speak and prayers to heal
Day #43: Kingly Christ Two Witnesses When you personally go alone to be with Jesus He opens up all the Scriptures and Parables to you so that that they become clear Mark 4:34 Both the Word and the Spirit bearing Witness in you solidifying the manifest realities of the Kingdom of God within your life The Will of God naturally rising up within you in the Love the Peace the Joy and the Power of God And as the Lord God speaks in your soul who can but prophesy Amos 3:8 ? The overflow of your heart speaks continually of the Goodness of God In the times of Israel the way the Enemy tried to subdue the nation was through the use of the common Unclean spirit of Lust Fornication and Adultery A prophet named Balaam of whom the Enemy employed was unable to curse Israel and every time he tried the Spirit of God through him spoke only blessings Num 22-25 31:16 Rev 2:14 But this same prophet told this enemy of Israel a way to win If the enemy were to send in prostitutes and loose women and cause the Israelite men to sin you would remove the favour the protection and the Hand of God over the nation So that is what they did and Israel fell This is how the Enemy works today he sends a lure to snare you in order that the protection of the Lord may be turned aside as you lustfully or greedily go and get yourself snared Caught and ready to be devoured by the Devourer This is not worthwhile this is not fun Do not dance with the lures of the Devil for as a line in the water with a hundred hooks he will get you The spirit of Adultery Lust Fornication Homosexuality and the spirit of Mammon Money Greed Power Possessions are powerfully at war against the soul of man The Father sees right into the heart of man but through His Grace He is continually at work to lead you unto repentance and into close relationship with Him But these foul spirits are at work to deceive bind and block you from honestly coming to the Father with your full heart And hence keeping you from ever really experiencing the sweetness of His Presence upon your life or the enjoy seeing His Hand powerful at work Even keeping you from seeing any of the beautiful and wonderful acts of God that are described in Scripture These Biblical Old and New Testament realities end up being so far removed from your own personal experience in God Appearing so distant impossible and foreign: clearly realise that this is NOT the Will of God Truly what a wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord! Rom 7:24 NKJV Scripture: For to be carnally minded is death but to be spiritually minded is life and peace Rom 8:6 NKJV A most important guide on the Narrow Path given us of the Holy Ghost is the reality of Life and Peace The deepest sense of both Life and Peace rising up in your soul given you of the Spirit of God This Life and Peace opens up the way for a deepening trust hope and faith seeded you of the Father Opening you up even further unto the Fruits the Gifts the Anointing the Power and the Authority of God that is intended for each and every believer And as you come to honestly seek the Presence of God manifest in your life even in consistent prayer and fasting through a culture of waiting upon the Lord you find the sense of Life and Peace truly overwhelming you indescribably undefinably incomprehensibly as the Spirit of God comes and rests upon your life This is not purposed to be a highlight of your Christian walk but the standard the norm the basis and the regular But the Opposing and Accusative spirits work to come against these wonderful Fruits of the Spirit Endeavouring to lie cheat and to steal them from you in the attempt to separate you from the manifest Love of God For the very Life and Peace of God resting upon your life is deeply powerful against Satan For the Peace of God speaks Witnesses that you are a Child of God and this same Peace reaches right into the realms of the very Heart of the Father It is then the Father that comes as a flood against all the demon forces that try to come against you and with Vengeance He pursues them For you have simply come and partnered with the Resurrected Christ the King who resides above all authorities and powers Living in agreement with the Lord of Glory and no longer in agreement with the Devil Recognise what spirit you are of: for each one of these deceptive spirits are purposed to blind you from the Holy Ghost of whom you profess to have I tell you this that the Blood has given you full rights to the Holy Spirit but it is up to you to come to walk in step with live according to be lifted up in and to be clothed and dressed in Him However these Contrary spirits are very common and though a man may be well read in the Word of God having even a doctorate in biblical studies but he can still be driven by spirits of Pride and Legalism that runs totally contrary to the Heart of the Father These cunning spirits try to stand between you a believer and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit The subtlety of these tares even spreading into the lives of countless believers as he ministers in the Name of Jesus We know that pride is a blockage and humility is key and yet a man gripped by a spirit of Pride can remain totally blind And if in his blindness he harms the sheep he tears apart the church and sows discord then he is in a very dangerous place For despite his confession beliefs knowledge and claims as a follower of Christ Jesus the Hand of God can come against him And though given time to repent Priestly there comes time for judgement Kingly in order to protect the Church to protect the sheep from the spirit of the Wolf And before the natural time of this mans life he can be cut off by the Spirit of God Ananias Gods Grace and purpose is to set you free fully free and for you to become increasingly empowered from Above But it is your pet demon ie the spirits of the Enemy that you tolerate that has you under its hold and grip For example money is not evil but the love of money is for it has a powerful grip on you you become its slave As well: works and law are not evil but if you live under them and not under the Grace and Love of God then you live under a spirit of Works and under a Legalist spirit He who lives under the Spirit of Grace and Love his works and righteousness are bountiful and come up as a sweet fragrance unto the Lord 1 Cor 13 But under the spirit of Works and Legalism one will for ever be condemned by the chief Accuser always striving in the flesh under Religious spirits and never being able to overcome the sinful nature and the evil thoughts of the mind Some eventually rising up in its foulness form from the heart even the foulest sexual or greedy perversion A false-grace doctrine can cause you to tolerate these pets these deceptive snakes but you fail to realise that their underlying intent is to kill steal and destroy Ultimately to work through you to destroy you and the dishonour of the Name of Jesus A convenient belief that Jesus Grace covers all your cherished demons what is actually happening is that you are choosing to unite yourself with the Enemy who is opposed to Life itself The Enemy who is opposed to Salvation the Healing the Building up the Revelation the Encounters and the Anointing of God That the body of believers may come into the fullness of Christ Jesus But despite their contrary nature against the things of God believers still cling onto these cherished demons being held close and even nurtured by the believer The Accuser stands before the Lord within the Courts of God accusing the believer but God sees the Blood covering the believer However a time comes when the Lord delivers the believer over to the Accuser Satan who has been given rights because of the cherished sin He the believer is handed over for the destruction of the flesh so that his soul may be saved on the day of the Lord 1 Cor 5:5 Dont partner with the Devil or his deceived demons for what remains then is the believer even the body of believers living their Christian life impotent and devoid of Power even legalistically and religiously and caged in ineffectualism Falling so far short of what both the Blood and the Spirit has achieved Come then to bear the Fruits of Jesus for unless you walk according to the Spirit and no longer according to the flesh you remain open to condemnation Rom 8:1 Open to condemnation from all directions: even Satan having something in you John 14:30 With Judas Iscariot a spirit of Mammon was cherished and nurtured by him and Satan at a crucial time found something in him Peter may have struggled with a spirit of Pride and at a time when Satan came to sift Peter he found something in him Peters flesh was set to fall in order for his soul to be preserved even strengthened by his it Not only so but under a Covenant of Sure Mercy Jesus turned around that of which was meant for his harm into the good of his brothers in Christ Turning even his weakness into great strengths this is the nature and way of the Father
Day #44: Kingly Christ Lofty Position In the secret place as you cherish and nurture the Spirit of God the Presence of God vehemently goes again any demon spirit Your hearts tenderness to the Lord so greatly increases and in His Presence you gladly drop any cherished sin any pet demon For the Presence of the Lord becomes too precious to discard He shows you what demon you listen and are submitted to and as you discard it from your heart-life the demon rears up and throws a tantrum The Power of the Presence of God within you raises a stronghold against the Enemy and the Enemys accusations and power against you Spiritual opposition: if you come to decide to pick up a culture of fasting before your Lord so that you may grow richly in the Lord realise that you will meet opposition For the demon is fundamentally opposed to you truly and honestly coming to the Lord and the demon begins to throw a tantrum but dont worry the Lord will skim of the dross Zech 13:9 Be cautious not to stick your head in the sand and deny this reality if you honestly wish to lay hold of the fullness of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ you will find Religious Accusative spirits rising up against you all over the place Their intent is always to sway you unto legalism and self-righteousness self-dependence and self-works This coming against you in the church in fellow believers and even coming within your own mind But if you continue in your pursuits the Holy Spirit raises a standard against them and brings you closer into the Word He causes you to stand tall on the Truth solidified by the Spirit of God The Word truly is as like cement and the Spirit like water and together they become as rock in the foundations of your soul bringing the fullness of God into your life If you live in agreement with the Gospel and join in the principle of Resting in the Lord then the same spirits of Religion will try to push you to strive under your own flesh If you honestly come to choose to bow down in all you are before the Lord of Glory in a heart of praise and worship the Presence of the Living God will come upon you but it may well be that the next day you become swamped with a spirit of Confusion This is the way of these common spirits they that are being pushed out by the Witnesses of both the Word and the Spirit within you And by their accusative and legalistic nature they are trying to find something in you to condemn you before the Courts of God But as you continue down this right path the Narrow Path the Spirit of God comes in your defence and even places over you a Covenant of Sure Mercy Is 55:3 2 Sam 7 The Spirit of God raises a standard even a stronghold against the Enemy so be so very encouraged Seek the Lord in the Secret Place and Abide under the Shadow of the Almighty otherwise where are you? Dont live your life as a leaf being blown about by everything and anything caged by a spirit of Doubt and your prayers ineffectual for the connection of faith is lost and God unable to hear them The idleness indifference or the turning of a blind eye denying to these things does not protect you nor does it save you or your friends Religious Christian ideologies and practices are no match against the spirits of Cancer Depression or Suicide Coming to walk close with Jesus in the Spirit of God does! Jesus alone is the Answer: walking close with Him in your spirit soul mind and body The precious gift that you have is that you can come and take decisive steps to draw close to Jesus with the knowledge that He truly will draw close to you: to be with you and you with Him Otherwise your confession your profession your Scripture quoting and even praying in Jesus Name is of no power to you as your heart is elsewhere If your heart is bound up by a spirit of Pride of Lust of Greed of Ambition or of Hatred whilst at the same time saying I believe in Jesus then you are blind and totally deceiving yourself Jesus may still work through you but Satan has something in you and his demon weeds remain producing their seed and in an opportune time you may not be able to stand when he comes for you have given him rightful place We want healing in the church we want the Spirit of God to freely be at work we want the outpouring of the Holy Spirit peoples lives saved our town and our nation But we war not against the flesh but in the spiritual realms Eph 6:12 and if you truly overcome as called to do then Jesus will grant you to sit with Him on His throne Rev 3:21 What does this mean but that you will have authority over all the works of the Enemy over the demon hordes and the principalities and governing spirits Now you know how to bring salvation to your town and to your nation it is not under the guise of the spirit of Works or the spirit of Charity but in the Spirit of God But if you cannot rule your own heart and flesh ie self-control Gal 5:22-23 then how can you go against the demon of Cancer and expect to win? God desires you to be either hot or cold if you are hot then He will bring healing and if you are cold He will lead you repentance and healing But if you are lukewarm then you are a contradiction and the Power of God cannot be present for with one part of you declare the Name of Jesus and with the other you cherish the strength of your own vision and capacity Oh foolish Galatians I seriously encourage you to realise that your flesh profits you zero it is the Spirit alone that brings Life You may feel that Jesus grace is bountiful as you willingly choose to tolerate and even embrace foul deceptive spirits But they are all spirits of Rebellion even Witchcraft in the eyes of God and you want to welcome them? I say fall on your knees with tears and cry out to the Living God Though you claim to be born again baptised and filled with the Spirit of God what truly then is the spirit that is actually driving you? In the Last Day from right within the church God will separate the sheep from the wolves the wheat from the tares so now is the time to open your heart to this reality Now is the time to check these realities and welcome the Holy Ghost to free you from them Now is the time and not in the Last Day for you dont want Jesus to see you as a wolf and not one of the sheep It is the sheep who hear the Voice of the Shepherd and I hope these words take you out of a mindless stupor Recognise the cunning of the Enemy that is against the church he is there to defame and deflate the Name of Jesus Why then do you think that the Power of God and the Revelation of Him is rare in the Land and even in the body of believers 1 Sam 3:1 ? Sickness Disease Cancers and Premature Death are another type of demon manifesting Shift then the way you think As you really come to understand this you will find yourself praying differently as the Spirit of God teaches you Rom 8:26-27 They are no different than a spirit of Pride or Deception the Presence of God within you goes against these Foes and destroys the works of the Enemy This is the purpose of Jesus coming There are cases that I know of where the spirits of Terminal Diseases swapped and changed their manifestations upon a girl every day from one terminal disease to another over the course of a whole month She was going to die and though death was constantly visible on the face of this beautiful Christian girl God healed her through the faithful prayer and fasting of her parents And today she has children of her own and preaches with joy the precious Name of Jesus You no longer have to partner with the spirits of Depression of Oppression or of Hopelessness: but can decidedly choose to partner with the Spirit of God Allow Him to come against these foul spirits of Hell on your behalf you dont even have to lift a finger the Joy of the Lord will come upon you the Peace of God flowing like a river and with Vengeance He will pursue them The spirits of Hell come on both the undeserving and the deserving alike the spirits of Sickness and Disease can come upon the young or the old they are entirely indifferent to age sex or nationality What then is the answer? His name is Jesus and this same Jesus gifts you the Holy Ghost If you honestly turn your heart to Jesus He comes to you If you choose to live your life with your heart united in Him He will raise you up and strengthen you even giving you the Keys to bind and to loose Matt 16:19 But if you live your Christian life just as a pagan though professing the precious Name of Jesus how in the world do you ever expect your prayers to reach Heaven? No they fall to the ground like sand through your fingers For your confession and your heart are in total contradiction the spirit that drives you is not the Holy Ghost nor the Name of Jesus that you profess I personally come to live the way I live so that I might move the Hand of God when I desire this according to my Saviour Christ Jesus The devil want to keep you impotent and ineffective ill-equipped misinformed misaligned carnally minded and fearful You cannot jump into the ring with Satan and expect to win You cannot beat him in his own playground You need to be raised up like an eagle and battle him from your lofty position in the Lord The eagle doesnt run around on the ground to fight the snake no it uses its gift of flight to swoop down and strike the snake from above If you try to go against Satan through your own flesh or your own mind you will loose You need to become dressed and armed in the Holy Ghost This in itself is by no means of the flesh but of Jesus of whom you set your heart upon and your face towards every day! Do not be deceived in thinking you are anything at all in your knowledge or your capacity for you are only dancing with a demon that deceptively wants to kill you and destroy you or even work through you Partner not with the cunning foul demon but partner with the Holy Ghost Seek the Life and Peace of God and come to abide in Him that He may truly abide in you This is your daily choice
Day #45: Kingly Christ Keys of the Kingdom There are only two forces on this planet: 1 one that comes to kill steal and destroy and 2 He who comes to give life and life more abundantly Who do you wish to draw close to? The default is the Murderer and the Liar this is where the highway of this world Matt 7:13-14 is directed But you have a daily choice to choose Life it has been handed you Deut 30:19 but you have to get off the highway and go into the Narrow Gate of God The Murderer does not care in the slightest if you profess the Name of Jesus but he does however strongly protest if you come to choose to fully enter into the Gate of the Lord Come then to understand this fundamental reality and expect opposition If you choose to fast before the Lord expect opposition If you choose to in honesty and deeply of heart seek the Lord of Glory in the secret place then expect opposition Learn to get up from the Table of the Lord with your sword drawn If you walk into your church and start speaking of the Goodness of God expect opposition it is everywhere it will come even in the least expected places It will come upon your heart oppressively it will come upon your mind with confusion it will come upon your flesh expect it! Just dont bow to it for it is He of whom you seek that will quickly raise a standard against the Enemy and you will be swiftly strengthened in heart mind and body through the Witness of both the Spirit and Word of God As you come to recognise who you are in Christ Jesus you will truly live and breathe so vastly differently As Jesus is right now in Resurrected form triumphant over both Sin and Death so are you in world 1 John 4:17 Shift your thinking allow the Spirit to shift how you approach your day shift how you see your life in God Live no longer in part influence of the Devil but fully under the influence of the Holy Ghost and Power Jesus is King of kings and you are seated right here with Him IF you live according to the Spirit and no longer of the flesh You are seated with Him if you overcome Rev 3:21 I dont care what you believe if you live according to the flesh than you are not of God you are not born of Him for as many as are led by the Spirit of God it is they that are sons of God Rom 8:14 Therefore as you reign with Jesus you are kings under He who is the King of kings Come and shift the way you think and reign ie kingly authority in this life through Christ Jesus Rom 5:17 just like the early believers and the Apostles lived Scripture: For if you live according to the flesh you will die but IF by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body you will live Rom 8:13 NKJV To be led by the Spirit of God is to live under no other influence this then speaks that truly you are a son of God Let us be encouraged to press into the Spirit to go into the Secret Place of the Lord For not only does a great sense of Life and Peace come over your life but it is in this place that the Lord continually opens Himself up to you and empowers and dresses you in His Presence In remaining carnally minded you miss this though you are a believer Therefore as you put aside the carnal mind and set your heart unto the Holy Ghost then Jesus comes upon your life in unimaginable ways He opens His Heart His Mind and His very Being to you As you truly give Him your whole life He gives you His whole Life He draws you so very close even into the Secret of Places the Shadow of His Wings the Inner Sanctuary of Heaven Man cannot reveal these things to man a brother cannot reveal this to a brother but it is only the Holy Spirit of whom you set yourself fully unto that opens your heart mind body and soul to receive The Spirit Himself bears witness with your spirit that you are a child of God Rom 8:16 As a king you do not have to strive in your own strength for in the Heavenly realms you have many who are assigned to assist you and provide for you For you are born into the Royalty of Heaven the Authority and Rule of the God ie the Kingdom of God You yourself have been adopted into royalty and the Father has charged His angels over you Ps 91:11 and you will come to see angels ascending and descending upon you for as Christ you are a son of God John 1:51 Allow the Spirit of God to shift the way you think and realise where the Blood of Jesus Christ has brought you Put aside what you have learned and come to relearn Rom 12:2 Eph 4:23 according to the Witness of both the Word and the Spirit Put aside the Carnal spirit the Orphan spirit and the Defeated spirit Live no longer according to what the Thief and the Liar are telling you or the spirits of Compromise and Complacency but seek the Lord eagerly seek the Spirit of God for He will reveal to you who you truly are Live no longer according to the mind or the flesh but according to the Spirit of God Put aside your carnal mind and come to live truly under the adoption Eph 1:5 that we are called to truly living as a son or daughter of the Living God in the Heavenly realms! Scripture: For if by one mans offence death reigned by one much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one Jesus Christ Rom 5:17 NKJV When Jesus walked the earth He was the Priestly Christ when He ascended He became the Kingly Christ the Resurrected Jesus in His full Glory full Authority and Right Both is true: He is both the Lamb and the Lion He is both Saviour and Judge He is both Christ and Lord He is both Christ and King So then the same remains true for you born of the Holy Ghost you are both priest and king Rev 5:9-10 under the Chief Priest and the King of kings called to live how Christ Jesus is now in this world  There is a right way unto the Lord that leads you to live your life totally triumphant over the Enemy – he being left totally and utterly powerless But it is to this very same right way that the Enemy himself is totally opposed to for he knows the power it has over him For such a believer enters into the kingly rights a position that God has established for all who come to believe in His Son and receives Him fully to heart And it is against this very same knowledge that legions of spirits actively run against to keep you from walking in your Right as sons of God They wish to regain influence and bearing over your life but it is the Spirit of God that aggressively goes against them as you walk according to the Spirit By human nature and origins we are so far fallen from the Glory of God But it is the Lamb who is now King that has provided the means for you and I to be raised up into His Glory with Him here today Rom 6:4 2 Cor 4:14-15 It is from this place that the believer can live breathe and walk in this same Glory reigning in this life Rom 5:17 as kings over all that comes against the Heart and the Kingdom of the Father Therefore the encouragement of the Father is for you to shift your thinking for by the sinful nature even the believer can think and see so very small Shift then how you approach your Heavenly Father and your relationship with Him Christ Jesus is both Priest and King He is both Lamb and Lion He was the Sacrifice but now is Resurrected the mind shift is this – as Christ Jesus IS so are we in the world 1 John 4:17 Allow the Lord by the Spirit of the Living God to shift your heart and your thinking that you may truly be lifted up in your mortal life to reign with Him over all the powers of the Enemy And as we minister in this life encouraging and leading people unto our wonderful Lord and Saviour as priests we also live as kings with the Him seated with the Lord above the angels heavenly hosts and the powers of the spiritual realms Eph 1:19-21 And when you bind it is bound in Heaven when you loose so it is loosed in Heaven But this is the key: he who overcomes gains all of this Rev 3:21 In this seated position Eph 2:6 that the Holy Ghost leads you into your prayer life changes And though as a priest of the Lord God interceding on behalf of others you can also rise up and command There is a time for praying in intercession and then there is a time to pray with a commanding word … be healed in Jesus Name! It is not as though the Lord asks on your behalf but the Father Himself will give you whatever ask John 16:26-27 In this seated position in Christ Jesus the angels themselves have been given charge over you they being assigned to you Ps 91 and you too will see them going back and forth from your Heavenly Father John 1:51 Fall not short of what the Blood of the Lamb has achieved for you: for as our Heavenly Father states you are gods all of you are sons and daughters of the Most High but if you are not careful you will die like mere mortals Ps 82:6-7 The demon will do his best to come against you walking in this revelation just as the religious leaders of Jesus day picked up stones to strike Him down John 10 The same demon active and full of hate towards you through the same spirit of Religion and Legalism will come against you to stop you ever coming to walk in this most precious and powerful truth He desires for you as a born again believer to remain just like a castrated bull: placid docile fat and impotent Is this your dream … for it is not the Fathers … and the spirits of Hell crowd the path and are bent against you walking in the Dreams of the Father But He who is with you is greater than he who is in the world: IF you give Him full rightful Lordship over your life Let is not go too far but at the same time let us not fall short of the Cross and the Spirit given We must come to learn what is meant by walking in step with the Holy Spirit of God No man can give this to you no bible college can impart this is given you of the Holy Ghost of whom you spend constant regular and treasured time with In Jesus most precious Name!
Day #46: Kingly Christ Kingly Christ Scripture: For You were slain And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation And have made us kings and priests to our God And we shall reign on the earth Rev 5:9-10 NKJV The one who is Deceived wishes also to keep you deceived closed eyed and deaf to what the Blood has bought you To keep you from entering into the fullness of that of which Christ Jesus paid a hefty price to achieve for you We have two Witnesses: the Word and the Spirit and just like cement and water the Word and the Spirit work together to solidify the Kingdom of God in you Allow the Word of God to make clear that of which the Spirit of God has prepared and keeps ready for you 1 Cor 2:9 AMPC It is the Spirit of God of whom you prepare and make the way for Is 40:3 of whom becomes like a secret Friend in very High Places It is He of whom opens your eyes and your ears to that of which the Word of God clearly speaks of For the underlying purpose of the Enemy is to keep you blind deaf and bound up under his foul grip and control that only is purposed to eventually kill steal and destroy you This occurring right in the midst of the church the gathering of His people It is Christ Jesus of whom comes to destroy the works of Satan 1 John 3:8 and hence He who raises you up in Him by the Spirit of God within you it is He who has handed you all authority power rights and even legions of angels to work on your behalf: to destroy the works of the Enemy It is Jesus Himself who will give you the Keys of the Kingdom of God so that whatever you bind on earth will be bound in Heaven and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in Heaven Matt 16:19 … do you fundamentally believe that? But how can you walk in these things if you live under a spirit of Pride or Fear? How can you walk in these things if your heart is just as a pagan set upon the fishing lures of this life Matt 6:31-33 or under the spirit of Witchcraft desiring to lord over people God loves you too much for if you enter into spiritual battles against the demon and Satan finds something in you John 14:30 then he will bring you much harm If you try to cast out a demon in the Name of Jesus Christ at the same time gripped by a spirit of Religion or Mammon then the demon may turn on you and rip you to shreds Acts 19:15-16 If you are driven or live under the influence of the spirit of Hatred ie: Unforgiveness Bitterness Offence Judgemental heart Critical Indifferent Intolerant or Abusing even the sheep of God then you have open doorways for Satan to do you great harm The Answer is always Jesus and a heart of repentance: full recognition that you are less than the full Glory purposed for you as Paul always felt in his heart before God what a wretched man I am who will save me? If you come to Jesus under a spirit of Law then you will remain blind irrespective of your knowledge If you come to Jesus under the Spirit of Grace and Love your eyes will be opened How can you be given the Keys of the Kingdom of God even the authority to forgive or withhold forgiveness John 20:22-23 to bless or retain your blessing Matt 10:13 if you operate under a spirit of Pride or Selfish-Ambition? How can you call judgement or the Hand of God to bear against the wolves that ravish the church when you tolerate things in your own life that are not of God? How can you issue Righteous Judgement of God in a situation when you when you are under a spirit of Unrighteousness? For if you call the Righteous Judgement of God against an adversary but at the same time retained cherished sins this causes the Righteous Judgement of God to fall upon you first As a child of the Living God being prepared to reign with Him on earth Jesus is setting you in such a position that if you forgive it will be forgiven in Heaven if you withhold your forgiveness it will be withheld in Heaven But if you are still been driven motivated and gripped by a spirit of Unforgiveness Hatred Judging and Condemning others … so too will you be condemned For the measure that you use it will be measured you But if by the Spirit of God you put to death the sinful nature and live according to the Spirit of God then there is no condemnation So when you come to make a Righteous Judgement in the spiritual realms then the Judge will come here today and the Hand of God will come to bear But if you are still bound by deceptive spirits the Righteous Judgement of God will fall upon you first This is why we live in the Righteous standards of Heaven even as Christ Jesus so that we might be able to move the Hand of God whenever needed Let us shift our thinking let us allow the Spirit of God to move us into the realms that the Blood of our Lord Jesus bought for each one of us Allow the Spirit of the Living God to shift your mind and soul to move into the kingly place that Christ Jesus has assigned for you That you may reign kingly authority in this life through Christ Jesus Rom 5:17 Jesus is both Christ and Judge and a part of His purpose is to prepare you here and now as a judge 1 Cor 6:2-3 But in order to be able to judge the measure you use will be measured you this is why you live according the Spirit of God and no longer linked in any way to the spirits of this Age To recap: it is possible to be under the influence of spirits that are contrary to the Holy Spirit even though you are baptised in the Name of Jesus and received of the Holy Ghost This is so common but the key is that as you honestly come to seek the Presence of God in the secret place it is the Holy Spirit given His rightful place that by His shear Presence goes against these foul deceived lying cheating and thieving spirits Be bold bring them out into the light right here and now that the Light of God may shine upon them that you see them for what they truly are: deceived liars foul demons from Hell sent from he who is Deceived thinking that he can come against the Anointed His power is stripped bare by the Blood of the Cross of Calvary and though he wars against us he by default is a looser Rev 12:13 17 Scripture: And He said to them I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven Behold I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy and nothing shall by any means hurt you Nevertheless do not rejoice in this that the spirits are subject to you but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven Luke 10:18-20 NKJV  Dont revel in the fact that you have authority to trample over all the power of the demon hordes But rejoice alone in the reality that your names are written in Heaven Vengeance is Mine says the Lord do not be snares by a spirit of Revenge for then you are of a different spirit than the Holy Ghost To revel in the authority and power of God to lord over the people then you are rooted in the spirit of Witchcraft and Rebellion of Sorcery and Murder As the man of the house you have to be founded properly in who you are in Christ Jesus As a spiritual authority in the household either the woman or the man you need to be rightly founded that is truly seated with the Lord If the husband isnt saved it is the wife who is the spiritual authority take your role seriously and come into alignment with the Spirit of God in the secret place of your soul And the Lord will raise you in authority over the Enemy the Devourer of the sheep and seated with Him the Lord will go against the Thief To be continued
Day #47: Kingly Christ Kingly Christ cont Scripture: 13 Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child 17 And the dragon was enraged with the woman and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ Rev 12:13 17 NKJV We who are born of the Son of God and are at war against the Enemy how much more than do we need to be equipped and established in the Holy Ghost There is so much unnecessary suffering because a spirit of Compromise is retained within the church within the hearts of the individual members A spirit of Works and Legalism but not a heart fully submitted to the Holy Ghost For in this believers continually struggle being tossed like a leaf in the wind living misaligned as one who lives far short of the Glory of God Is this your dream or let me say is this the dream of Jesus as He hung on the Cross? Is this the dream of the Father who sent His one and only Son to die so brutally on the Cross for you and I? I say this … shift! Come to shift the way you approach your King or otherwise you will just continue to live a defeated life though one born of Christ Jesus But this is why you have two Witnesses: the Word and the Spirit of God even the Blood and the Testimony however though being baptised of the Holy Spirit but still at the same time clinging onto your own flesh you will not win for we cannot love our life unto death Rev 12:11 Warlocks witches spiritualist and Devil worshippers can be stronger in Satan than you are in God They can have more devotion with deeper ties and stronger commitment than you have in Christ Jesus How in the world do you expect to win? They can control Principalities whilst you live your precious walk in Jesus with such partiality And you think that if you pray for the one of whom the Devil is manifesting in that you will win? No he will turn against you one who is poorly founded in the Lord Though you may be able to quote scripture and read the Bible from cover to cover every week you remain ignorant of the things of God never coming to truly bow your life to Him We are co-shepherds with Jesus so we look after the sheep We defend the sheep from the wolves and with a Rod Jesus will dash them to pieces Ps 2:9 As Priestly Christ we nurture and feed the sheep we patiently work with them though sometimes they are stubborn brainless and such creatures of habit But the way of the Shepherd Christ Jesus the King is to sometimes operate as Kingly Christ to bring the Hand of God to bear against the Enemies of the Kingdom Fundamentally we persist and persist turning the cheek and showing kindness to our enemies and then there are times that we must warn Just like Peter warned Simon the Sorcerer and the man swiftly repented Acts 8:20-24 There are enemies that come against you a sheep or the church a flock that can be of such a spirit of Hatred such a spirit of Rebellion and Witchcraft that you have to treat them differently You have to treat them as a Wolf against the sheep There are times when you turn the other cheek Matt 5:39 and then there are times where you turn the tables over Matt 21:12 There are times when you give your spare tunic Luke 3:11 and then there are times you sell you tunic and buy a sword Luke 22:36 The sword in Christ is the Sword of the Spirit and the enemies of God will meet their Maker and the Hand of God will either bring them to repentance or destroy them Scripture: Kiss the Son lest He be angry And you perish in the way When His wrath is kindled but a little Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him Ps 2:12 NKJV Jesus is both the Lamb and the Lion: He first and foremost comes as a Lamb not to judge but to set you free However Jesus is also Lord and Judge over all the earth and He may come as the Lion to bring Righteous Judgement In His graciousness He may make you blind like with Paul to bring you to repentance or otherwise in His Judgement He might come as He did with the Ananias and Sapphira and they died For both Paul and Ananias were under the spirit of the Wolf Dont mistake who Jesus is He is both Priest and King Christ and Lord Saviour and Judge And as Jesus my Friend comes amongst us He comes as a Launderers Soap and who can stand in the hour of His coming Mal 3:1-7 ? King David under stood this very well as he would say who can come against the Lords Anointed? You have been Anointed by the Spirit of God and raised to sit with Jesus on His throne at the Right Hand of God If you have overcome by the Spirit of God Rev 3:21 then you to have been made both priest and king Rev 5:9-10 and just as Jesus IS so are all who walk according to the Spirit of God 1 John 4:17 Who can come against the Lords Anointed? In Christ Jesus you make the most wonderful friend: loving patient kind tolerant and generous But equally you are also a most powerful enemy for the enemies of God will meet their Maker before their appointed time the Hand of God will either take off the wheels of their cart before they go off a cliff or kill someone like Paul or God will take their lives in order to protect the sheep Ananias The Shepherd tenderly cares for the sheep but He is aggressive against the wolves As Christ is so are we in this world we co-shepherd with Him and protect the sheep from all that comes against the Kingdom of God not with our own hand but with the Hand of God Ananias and Sapphira were brought into the fold under the ministry of the Apostles They were baptised in the Name of Jesus and filled with the Holy Spirit But they cherished the spirit of Mammon hiding this fact from the other believers and even the Apostles So the grip of their cherished pet demon was so strong over their lives that they openly lied to the Holy Ghost Peter because of where he was seated with Christ Jesus he spoke the Heart of the Father and it was the Spirit of God that judged them both Realise that the early Church was a seed for all future churches the spirit of Mammon that was so rife throughout Jerusalem would have been sown as tares for all future generations I am not judge Jesus is Judge the Hand of God will Judge be not mistaken or trample on the Spirit of God Misbalance: sometimes believers fail to show the grace and mercy to the measure and level of Jesus but at other times the level of grace and mercy is far beyond the Heart of the Father the Holy Spirit and Jesus In the early Church the Holy Spirit did things that today would cause the modern day church to cringe But who is right you a mere man or the Holy Ghost? The Resurrected Kingly Jesus was made most welcome in the book of Acts but if the same Jesus was to walk into our modern liberal churches He would be scorned And we wonder why we dont see miracles or the outpouring of the Spirit of God or our city saved In the times of the early Church the whole city held them in such high regard Acts 5:13-15 and the believers living in the fear of the Lord and encouraged by the Holy Spirit increased greatly in numbers Acts 9:31 There is a healthy fear of God that leads people to repentance and what is repentance? A life saved from the grip of the Devourer the Liar the Murderer and the Thief Is not this fear precious in your eyes? And continuing in this chapter of Acts: at the hands of the hands of the Apostles many signs and wonders were taking place among the people Scripture: No one else dared join them even though they were highly regarded by the people Nevertheless more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number As a result people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peters shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by Acts 5:13-15 NIV  These things cannot be given you of man but only by the Holy Ghost The issues is not that you believe in Jesus or how long you have been in the Lord nor is it how much Bible you know or your standing among man The key is coming to Jesus as a little child and humbling and submitting oneself to the Holy Ghost That He might raise you up Flesh profits man nothing so totally nothing but the Spirit of God is the value You may have great knowledge but it is only the Spirit of God that makes the fruits of the Kingdom active and alive in you If you come to God in your weakness His Power will be strong
OH THAT You would rend the heavens and that You would come down that the mountains might quake and flow down at Your presence – As when fire kindles the brushwood and the fire causes the waters to boil – to make Your name known to Your adversaries that the nations may tremble at Your presence! When You did terrible things which we did not expect You came down the mountains quaked at Your presence For from of old no one has heard nor perceived by the ear nor has the eye seen a God besides You Who works and shows Himself active on behalf of him who [earnestly] waits for Him Isaiah 64:1-4 AMPC
Faith is never a matter of size but is a matter of how big God is in your eyes God is real The one who is LOVE and is LIFE is real and He wants to be a part of your life He deeply wants to meet you where you are at and in what you face each day He desires to abide in you and come through your life into your world Printed 1/1/17 Copyright © Ric Steininger 2017 ric@steininger com au