2 Corinthians 3:8 – “How will the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious?” We live, we move, we reign over all things. “
1 Peter 1:8 – “You greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory…”
Psalm 40:8 – “I delight to do Your will, O my God.”
In our hearts there is exceeding glory. When you lose your heart and Another takes your heart, and you lose your desires and He takes the desires, then you live in that sunshine of bliss that no mortal can ever touch. Divine immortality swallows up natural mortality.
It is exquisite to walk in the Spirit — rejoice inwardly, praise God reverently, and know that you are an increasing force of immortality advancing His Kingdom.
“…Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning” (Psalm 30:5).
Yesterday is gone and the new day has now dawned for you. You’ve been waiting and praying for this moment, but you didn’t think it would come — get beyond the pain and look up.
Gaze at the new dawn with expectation, anticipation, and joy, because you are about to taste the fruit of all your labors. Your past has no relevance to your future. So many times we ask God to manifest our destiny and dreams as if we have to convince Him to help us; as if we HOPE He will approve of our desires, but in actuality, He’s the one that wrote our destinies and deposited our dreams inside us! He wants it to be fulfilled more passionately than we do. You were born to come on the scene at this time in history because of your uniqueness, your history, your gifts, and your training. He chose you to rise up and do mighty exploits.
Do you realize that the patriarchs longed to look into YOUR DAY? They longed to do what you have been assigned to do, but couldn’t because it was RESERVED FOR YOU! Your Training Has Prepared You!
1 Peter 4:14, “If you are reproached (insulted, ridiculed, disgraced, discredited, criticized, condemned, attacked or shamed), for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the spirit of GLORY and of God rests upon you…”
Don’t cast off your hope when you are about to walk into the promises! Galatians 6:9, “And don’t allow yourselves to be weary or disheartened in planting good seeds, for the season of reaping the wonderful harvest you’ve planted is coming!” Just don’t give up!
The enemy knows you are a major threat to him, so he’s been unmerciful with attacks, but that’s just more proof that you are about to win, and win big. You are destined to win the war and walk straight into the Promised Land of God’s purpose for your life. It’s your turn, your time in history, and it starts right away.
NOW YOU WILL TAKE THE PROMISED LAND The fulfillment of YOUR highest destiny starts NOW! Now you will take the Promised Land. Yes, Pharaoh has been hot on your trail and the Red Sea has been in your way, but God LOVES to let things get to the point of impossible before He steps in because then He can show His power best. Watch and see what He is about to do FOR YOU! Psalm 16:3 – “As for the saints (great, majestic, nobles, chiefs, holy ones, set apart ones) who are on the earth, ‘They are the excellent ones in whom is all My delight.'” You are His superhero, reserved for this time in history! Why? Because you have what it takes to take the territory and WIN!
Feelings lie! Go with what is already written about you because it’s written in concrete. You cannot lose this time. You are too important to the whole scheme of things. It’s not just about your destiny — you are a part of the whole; you are a part of the big plan. So stand up! Roar! Shake yourself from the dust that has choked you for so long; loose yourself oh captive child of the Most High!
Sit tall in a dignified place. Sit beside Him in His throne. It’s time for you to co-reign, co-rule and co-create! Look up, because your recovery, your “cashing in time,” your “pay off” day has come (see Luke 21:28)!
There is a paralyzing passivity so prevalent in the Church today. As prophetic voices, we must sound the alarm: these are not days of peace! We have no armistice with the workers of darkness! We must stir ourselves out of this stupor, as Scripture instructs us to do. We must rouse to reality and awake (see Romans 13:11-14 AMP).
NOW IS THE TIME TO AWAKEN
A non-confrontational attitude is not the role and the responsibility of God’s end-time warriors! We must awaken. Now is the time to shake yourself and rise to the occasion (see Joshua 1:7). Your DESTINY and the destiny of coming generations demand that we do our very best – now! (see Proverbs 11:3).
WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS
We will stand strong, knowing that as we resist, we are more than victors in Christ Jesus (see Romans 8:37). What we see withstanding us will not erase from our souls the victory God has promised. Let your heart gain courage from this promise in Deuteronomy 31:6: – “Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”
As we stand in faith, drawing ever closer to God and resisting the devil, the enemy flees (see James 4:7). Through the power of Christ Jesus, we will trample on the evil works of satan (see Luke 10:19). As we walk in confidence, pursuing our calling in Christ, knowing our God and depending upon Christ the King, then we will see the promise of Romans 16:20 fulfilled: the God of Peace will crush the powers of satan under our feet. Never forget: Greater is HE that is within you than he that is in the world (see 1 John 4:4)!
“But you, beloved, build yourselves up [founded] on your most holy faith [make progress, rise like an edifice higher and higher], praying in the Holy Spirit; guard and keep yourselves in the love of God; expect and patiently wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) – [which will bring you] unto life eternal.” And refute [so as to] convict some who dispute with you, and on some have mercy who waver and doubt. [Strive to] save others, snatching [them] out of [the] fire; on others take pity [but] with fear, loathing even the garment spotted by the flesh and polluted by their sensuality. Now to Him Who is able to keep you without stumbling or slipping or falling, and to present [you] unblemished (blameless and faultless) before the presence of His glory in triumphant joy and exultation [with unspeakable, ecstatic delight] – to the one only God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory (splendor), majesty, might and dominion, and power and authority, before all time and now and forever (unto all the ages of eternity). Amen (so be it). – Jude 20-24
Ephesians 6:1-11 offers great advice concerning the best strategy for preparing for this conflict with the powers of darkness.
Be bold, be brave, be very courageous! You are called to a victorious overcomer, to be aggressive in our stand against the kingdoms of darkness (see Joshua 1:9). God has given us bold authority to bind the works of satan (see Matthew 16:18-19).
Christ Jesus states we must take a bold stand against the works of darkness if we are going to see the Kingdom of God advance: “And from the days of John the Baptist until the present time, the Kingdom of Heaven has endured violent assault, and violent men seize it by force [as a precious prize – a share in the Heavenly Kingdom is sought with most ardent zeal and intense exertion]” (Matthew 11:12 AMP).
TAKE A STAND NOW
This is a time of confrontation and conflict. Resolve in your heart that you will neither compromise nor retreat, you are going to exhibit bravery and boldness (see Joshua 1:9). Lift your head high and resolve that you, personally – empowered by the Holy Spirit and more than a conqueror – are going to make a difference in your generation.
Now is the time to discover and walk in God’s PURPOSE for your life (see Matthew 7:7) for the establishing of the Kingdom of God (see 2 Corinthians 6:2).
Now is the time to hold nothing back! Make this hour your finest hour – to “win for the Lamb the reward of His suffering”!
2 Timothy 1:11,12 – “And God chose me to be a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. For this reason, I also suffer these things…”
The reason Paul was never defeated by satan’s attacks is that he had made a decision. He decided he would not stop or give up until he had apprehended that for which Christ Jesus had apprehended him (Philippians 3:12).
Likewise, the only way you’ll be able to resist the devil’s attacks and successfully achieve your calling in Christ is by determining never to stop until you have accomplished your divine assignment. Jesus taught that those who “endure to the end” are the ones who will receive the prize (Matthew 24:13).
For power to be effective, it must work in a committed person. If you make the decision to stay in faith and “face-off” with the power of God at your side, you can do exactly what God called you to do.
1 Corinthians 5:9 – “I wrote you in my previous letter not to associate closely and habitually with unchaste (impure) people.”
The company you keep has such an influence on your spiritual life. If you want to walk in the things of the Lord don’t choose friends who talk and act ungodly, who don’t give God any place in their lives.
As you rub shoulders with them, you’ll expose yourself to temptation. You’ll get so familiar with sin it will start to appear less repulsive to you. Sooner or later, you’ll fall into it.
Questions to Ask Myself:
What daily habits am I developing to get closer to Jesus?
What associations am I cultivating that will strengthen my spiritual life?
Joshua 1:9 – “Have not I commanded you? Be strong, vigorous, and very courageous. Be not afraid, neither be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
By far the greatest gift ever received by us is the Holy Spirit Himself. Those who discover the value of His presence enter realms of intimacy with God never previously considered possible. Out of this vital relationship arises a ministry of power that formerly was only a dream. The incomprehensible becomes possible because He is with us.
“I will be with you” is a promise made by God to all His servants. It comes when God has required something of us that is humanly impossible.
God doesn’t have to try to do supernatural things. He is supernatural. If he is invited to a situation, we should expect nothing but a supernatural invasion.
John 14:12 – “Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.”
Romans 12:3 – “For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.”
Some believers will learn a little about faith and put it into practice. But when they don’t get instant results, they sometimes get discouraged. They begin to think they just don’t have the kind of faith that people in the Bible had.
The Word says God has given every man “among you” — or every believer — the measure of faith — it’s a force inside your spirit that is a part of you. Everybody’s newborn spirit has faith in it. And that faith increases as it hears and receives the Word of God.
You already have in you all the faith you’ll ever need. If there is weakness, it is the development and the release of that faith.