DAILY WORD – September 24, 2018

Romans 8:11 – “But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.”

Our purpose is to utilize all of our resurrection authority that resides within us as followers of Christ. As we understand that our spirit is “quickened” by His Spirit, in the same way, we should be “ACCELERATED” to go further and faster now on earth otherwise impossible through mere human effort. We must – as God’s design for Kingdom citizens – take dominion and multiply God’s Kingdom on this earth as it is in Heaven! That is indeed the Believer’s resurrection authority.

Moreover, Christians should grow in this authority and begin resurrecting forgotten prophetic words, sidelined destinies, dead dreams, shattered relationships, and physical diagnoses for healing and complete wholeness in every area of our lives!

There is no limit to this abiding Resurrection Spirit within every Believer!

Ephesians 1:19,20 – “I want you to know about the great and mighty power that God has for us followers. It is the same wonderful power he used when he raised Christ from death and let him sit at his right side in heaven.” (CEV)

 

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SPIRITUAL SOUND

John 3:8 – “The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

The wind is known by its sound, and by its effect. Whenever the Spirit moves there is a spiritual sound coming from the spirit realm.
Spiritual sound is not random indefinite noise. It is a sound which speaks and reveals knowledge to those with ears to hear.

John 12:28,29 – “‘Rather, I will say, Father, glorify Your name!’ Then there came a voice out of heaven saying, I have already glorified it, and I will glorify it again. The crowd of bystanders heard the sound and said that it had thundered; others said, An angel has spoken to Him!”

Jesus taught us to pray for earth to manifest what is already in Heaven.
How is it to be done?
God will use spiritual sound – sound that will be unintelligible to spiritual wickedness and hidden from man’s natural mind.

Romans 8:22,23 – “And we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.”

The creation is releasing a groan, which is not a word but the sound of a spiritual birth.
This sound is echoed in us as we yearn for the revelation of the glory of God.
We are like instruments that resonate the sound coming from heaven – the approaching rule of the King of Kings.
Affirmations:

THE SOUNDS OF HEAVEN HAVE FALLEN TO ME IN PLEASANT PLACES; YES, I HAVE A GOOD INHERITANCE.

I REVEAL SPIRITUAL THOUGHTS WITH SPIRITUAL WORDS, AS THE SPIRIT LEADS ME.

I AM GROWING IN MY CAPACITY TO RELEASE SPIRITUAL SOUND ALIGNING WITH THE HEART AND NATURE OF GOD.

 
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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS – 232

Exodus 4:2-4 – “And the Lord said to him, What is that in your hand? And he said, A rod. And He said, Cast it on the ground. And he did so and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it. And the Lord said to Moses, Put forth your hand and take it by the tail. And he stretched out his hand and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand.”

Moses’ rod became a serpent. A serpent was the symbol of royal and cultic powers. A serpent was placed on the crown of every Pharaoh because it was the mark of sovereignty. God was showing Moses that He was going to give him authority. One of the Egyptians’ gods was a serpent and God was clearly showing Moses He would give him power over their gods.
Many Christians today never utilize their rod, leaving the wonders that God put in their hands unused. In order to step in the dunamis (power) lifestyle, sometimes we have got to throw down some things (past history, good or bad) that we have previously leaned upon.
God has given us the privilege to witness the restoration of what the devil has stolen from people. As we step out, we see that restoration of people’s peace, health, freedom, and their very lives await us.

Affirmations:

SINCE I FOLLOW CHRIST, I AM AN AMBASSADOR OF THE ENTIRE KINGDOM OF GOD ON EARTH.

IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE SPIRIT REALM TO TURN A DEAF EAR TO ME WHEN I KNOW THE POWER OF MY WORDS.

WHEN I KNOW THE SPIRITUAL POWER WITHIN ME, THE SPIRIT REALM ALWAYS HEARS.

 

 
“And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” – Romans 5:5
The next time you are praying for someone, ask Him how He sees them. You will be amazed at how much He loves the people that you are praying for. Ask Him to shed His love abroad FROM you heart. This is the essence of Romans 5:5. The Lord loves everyone and has DESTINY for each person He has created. Ask the Lord to let you be a conduit through which the Holy Spirit loves the world.
God is able to make His grace abound in your life. He can do all things through you and will strengthen you.

 

 

Galatians 6:7,8 – “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.”
Observation:

He has revealed the endless crop of boredom I will harvest when I base my life on pleasure-seeking instead of finding and living in God’s PURPOSE for my life and sowing acts of goodness and love for a harvest of eternal life.

Luke 21:31 – “But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Affirmations:

I ASK THE LORD TO PROPEL ME INTO THE NEXT LEVEL OF MY GROWTH AND DESTINY.

I AM DETERMINED THAT I WILL COOPERATE WITH HIM.

Matthew 5:6 – “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.”

 
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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS – 231

John 5:19 – “the Son can do nothing of Himself”

JESUS HAD SET ASIDE HIS DIVINITY. HE DID MIRACLES AS MAN IN RIGHT RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD BECAUSE HE WAS SETTING FORTH A MODEL FOR US – SOMETHING FOR US TO FOLLOW.
JESUS SO EMPTIED HIMSELF THAT HE WAS INCAPABLE OF DOING WHAT WAS REQUIRED OF HIM BY THE FATHER – WITHOUT THE FATHER’S HELP.
THAT IS THE NATURE OF OUR CALL – IT REQUIRES MORE THAN WE ARE CAPABLE OF. WHEN WE STICK TO DOING ONLY THE STUFF WE CAN DO, WE ARE NOT INVOLVED IN THE CALL.
OUR ASSIGNMENT HAS NEVER BEEN ABOUT WHAT WE CAN DO FOR GOD, BUT WHAT CAN GOD DO THROUGH US. THAT IS THE ESSENCE OF THE GOSPEL: TO DO EXACTLY WHAT JESUS DID AND DESTROY THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL.

 

 
Mark 3:32-35 – Your mother and brothers are outside and want to see you, he was told. He replied, “who is my mother? Who are my brothers?” Looking at those around him he said “These are my mother and brothers! Anyone who does God’s will is my brother, and my sister, and my mother.”

JESUS CONFIRMED THAT THOSE WHO WERE SEEKING GOD’S WILL ACCORDING TO HIS DESIRE WERE THE ONLY ONES HE WOULD SPEND TIME WITH – HIS TRUE BROTHERS AND SISTERS. HE DISENGAGED HIMSELF FROM THE TEMPORAL RELATIONSHIPS OF EARTH, DEMONSTRATING A NEW VALUE SYSTEM – FAVORING RELATIONSHIPS THAT WERE ETERNAL AND NOT HONORING RELATIONSHIPS THAT WERE NOT ETERNAL.
JESUS CLEANSED HIMSELF FROM LIFE’S COMMON GOALS, SUCH AS THE SUPPORT OF A NATURAL FAMILY COMMUNITY THAT DIDN’T REVOLVE AROUND GOD’S LOVE AS MUCH AS THE LOVE OF ONE ANOTHER. JESUS WAS MODELING TO US HOW TO PURSUE HIGHER GOALS.

 

 
We start out in simple faith, trusting Him regardless of the circumstances. Then God makes a way when there is no way. We possess our promised land (see Joshua 6:1-5) with step by step obedience.
When you come up against your spiritual Jerichos, you’ve got to have the Word of God in your heart. Without it, marching around Jericho won’t do any good. But with the Word in your heart in your mouth, you can march around impossible barriers declaring God’s Word. Those walls have to come down.
VICTORY DECLARATIONS:
In all things, I am more than a conqueror through Jesus Christ who loves me. – Romans 8:37
God always promises me the victory in every circumstance. – 1 Corinthians 15:57
Thanks be to God who always causes me to triumph in Christ. – 2 Corinthians 2:14
I take possession of what belongs to me in Christ.

 
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FINDING OUR PLACE OF DEPARTURE

1 Kings 19:9 “Then he came there to a cave and lodged there; and behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and He said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

Elijah had come to Horeb and lodged there in a cave. Soon, the word of the Lord came to him, “what are you doing here Elijah?”
Three of the most important questions God can ever ask us are:
1. What are you doing here?
2. How did your service to me become so dry and desolate?
3. When was it that you left your first love?
Isaiah 43:18,19 – “Do not remember the former things: neither consider the things of old. Behold I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”

As we find our place of “departure,” There are some things we need to leave behind. As we depart one phase or season, we will also see our place to enter; we develop new strength to run the race ahead. We seek Him like never before; as we leap forward we find ourselves moving in the perfect will of God! We replace our past with joy!
In the land of New Beginnings, we remove the masks and veils that have formed in the past season so we can now form our “true” identity for the future. There is a new identity and authority for us in the invisible world. This will allow us to display the wisdom of God to the powers and principalities that have blocked us in past seasons.
We are filled with joy; the Lord renews our strength; the power of barrenness is broken; the light and revelation breaks the power of darkness around us. As joy and laughter arise, our emotions are healed and restored and we are propelled into a season of deliverance.

Declarations:
I DECREE AND DECLARE THAT THIS YEAR IS A YEAR OF NEW BEGINNINGS.
I DECREE AND DECLARE THAT THE COURAGE, THE CAPACITY, THE DRIVE, THE COMMITMENT TO WALK AWAY FROM OLD THINGS AND INTO THE NEW IS RELEASED INTO MY SPIRIT NOW.

 
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SPIRITUAL DROWSINESS

“Awake, sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you” (Ephesians 5:14).
Just because we walk and talk does not mean we are truly awake. Zechariah was not sleeping when an angel roused him “as a man who is awakened from his sleep” (Zechariah 4:1).
Perhaps we too need to be shaken from our slumber to possess the promises of God! Amazingly, in spite of all the signs, wonders, and warnings announcing that we are truly in the last days, Jesus also said there is a mysterious drowsiness that we have to overcome. Indeed, immediately after highlighting the various evidences of the end (see Matthew 24), He compares the Church to virgins who “all got drowsy and began to sleep” (Matthew 25:5).

OUR VISION TAKES A BACK SEAT

Virgins sleeping at the end of the age: this seems incomprehensible with all the signs in the Heavens and wonders upon the earth, not to mention the increasing presence of Christ. Yet this phenomenon is something we each battle: the tendency to become spiritually drowsy and lose our focus as we wait for the Lord’s return.
There is a subtle activity of the enemy that dulls our perception and seduces our zeal. Our vision takes a backseat to other less important aspects of life. From the beginning, the voice of satan has had this lulling effect on mankind. Eve’s excuse for disobedience was, “The serpent hath caused me to forget” (Genesis 3:13 Young’s Literal Translation).
This sense of spiritual forgetfulness, of drowsiness, is the cloud of blindness that we each must discern and overcome.

BREAKING PASSIVITY – SETTING PRIORITIES

Today, God is awakening us to the reality of His presence.
The promises the Lord gives us in the Scriptures must become more to us than dream-like realities only reserved for the hereafter.
Moses frequented the glory of God! Israel’s seventy elders ate and drank in God’s resplendent glory (see Exodus 24:9-11). Jesus unveiled God’s glory on the Mount of Transfiguration! Paul says that we all can behold the glory of God and be transformed by it (see 2 Corinthians 3:18).
If we truly want Christ to “shine” upon us, we must arise from the distractions that entomb us in lethargy and spiritual darkness.
Right at this moment, the presence of the living God is near enough to hear the whisper of your heart. But if we want our dream of standing in the presence of God to come true, we must wake up.

AFFIRMATIONS:

I am complete in Him who is the head of all principality and power. For I am His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works which God has before ordained that I should walk therein. (Colossians 2:10; Ephesians 2:10).

Out of His glorious riches He strengthens me with power through his Spirit in my inner man. (Ephesians 3:16).

I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:14).

God has given me his Spirit, not the world’s spirit, so that I may realize and comprehend and appreciate the gifts of divine favor and blessings so freely and lavishly bestowed on us by God.
(I Corinthians 2:12)

I work hard and am not lazy and serve the Lord with a heart full of devotion. (Romans 12:11)

 

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FIGHTING FROM VICTORY

Psalm 78: 9-11 – “The sons of Ephraim were archers equipped with bows, yet they turned back in the day of battle. They did not keep the covenant of God and refused to walk in His law; they forgot His deeds and His miracles that He had shown them.”

The apostle John wrote, “They overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death” (Rev. 12:11).
The elements of victory are recounted to us in this passage. They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb: This means we no longer fight FOR victory but we fight FROM victory. Winning is assured when we enter the battle.

Matthew 11:12 – “Violent men take the Kingdom by force.”

It is to be understood that our battles are to be the manifestations of His victory. The ultimate challenge is not the battle itself but the decision to participate.

Notice that the “armor of God” in Ephesians Chapter 6 has no protection for your back. We are ill-equipped for retreat.
Affirmations:

MY MOST FEARFUL STUMBLING BOCK IS ACTUALLY THE DOOR TO MY GREATEST VICTORY.

I HAVE THE COURAGE TO ADVANCE IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY.

MY PROMISED LAND (MY DESTINY) LIES ON THE OTHER SIDE OF FEAR.

 

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