DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS – 275

Luke 19:12,13 – He said: “A man of noble birth went to a distant country to have himself appointed king and then to return. So he called ten of his servants and gave them ten minas. ‘Put this money to work,’ he said, ‘until I come back.’

A mina represents the truths of God’s word, our inheritance in Christ, the love of God shed abroad in our hearts, and the covenant blessing that are given to each believer. Each individual has the same; no one is given extra to start with.

This parable speaks of what every one of us as believers possesses in Christ. These blessings are ours in Christ, but it is our faith that appropriates and manifests them here on earth. And it’s our obedience and giving that causes them to multiply. This is why the nobleman, who represents Jesus, says to his servants (us) – “Do business till I come”. We are to take what we have been given and multiply it to the glory of God.

Luke 19:20,24 – Then another servant came and said, ‘Sir here is your mina; I have kept it laid away in a piece of cloth. Then he said to those standing by, ‘Take his mina away from him and give it to the one who has ten minas.’

The master said “For I say to you, that to everyone who has, more will be given; and from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.”
More revelation will be given to him that has. This involves asking, seeking, and knocking(Matthew 7:7,8).

This parable shows that each man had the potential of multiplying his mina many times over. In regard to our personal lives, we can affect and build the kingdom of God as much or as little as we desire; the choice is ours.

Affirmations:

I ALLOW THE SEED OF INCREDIBLE POTENTIAL WITHIN ME TO BE RELEASED AND DISPLAY THE GLORY OF GOD TO THE WORLD!
I FORGET THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE BEHIND, AND PRESS TOWARD THE MARK FOR THE PRIZE OF THE HIGH CALLING OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS.

 

 

Hebrews 4:15 – “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.”

PAIN IS NOT MY ENEMY BUT MERELY THE PROOF THAT I HAVE ONE.

Psalm 34:19 – “Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.”

 

 

“Lift up your heads, O gates, And be lifted up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in!” – Psalm 24:7

Take up your calling in Christ, for the King of Glory longs to come in — but will you recognize Him? How will you recognize Him? What if you’re asleep in your spirit?
Shake off the negative words. Let them drop off of you. Do not let the enemy live in the darkness of your words. Do not cover him with words of unbelief, for he hides and brings torment with fear, and aggravation, and regret, and remorse.
Expose him by the light of the Word and His presence. You are His mouthpiece. But how can you speak what He tells you to speak unless you have come with praise and thanksgiving, and receive that which He would give to you?
Let the Holy Spirit quicken you — you are the temple — His presence dwells in your temple.
Claim His ever-filling. Claim His ever-presence. Claim and remember His faithfulness.

 

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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS – 274

John 14:30 – “…….for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.”

Pauperhood is relegated to the children of a lesser god. It is the condition of slaves who have yet to discover their freedom on the other side of the river of baptism and find themselves still captured by the dark prince of torture and torment. He is the one who assigns them to a life of poverty, pain, and depression through a diabolical play of illusion. He hopes to conceal their true identity forever.

This evil prince feeds his captives the poisonous rations of religion, convincing them they will fill their soul’s hunger for righteousness. These slaves, blindfolded by their sin, think that they are laboring for their own freedom and work to pave their way out of prison with bricks built from the miry clay of self-righteousness. Yet, unknowingly, brick by brick, they are erecting their own chambers of death. Worse yet, they birth children into the same darkness, ultimately creating legacies of bondage with mind-sets of hopelessness.

Affirmations:
I AM NOT JUST A SOLDIER OF THE CROSS; I AM AN HEIR TO THE THRONE.

THE DIVINE NATURE PERMEATES MY SOUL, TRANSFORMS MY MIND, TRANSPLANTS MY HEART, AND TRANSFIGURES MY SPIRIT.

I WAS MADE TO BE A VESSEL OF HIS GLORY AND VEHICLE OF HIS LIGHT.

 

 
Psalm 42:1 – “As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after Thee, O God.”

Affirmation:

I ONLY QUALIFY FOR WHAT I PURSUE.

Jeremiah 29:13 – “And ye shall seek Me, and find Me when ye shall search for Me with all your heart.”

Ecclesiastes 9:10 – “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might.”

 

 
“Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink His blood, you have no life in you; he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life and I will raise him up at the last day. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me and I in him.” – John 6:53,54,56

Some have gotten away from the true knowledge of the power of His Blood, and yet they wonder where the power is.

In many cases the “Blood of the Gospel” has been put aside; to pat the hand of others and give sympathy. And really what happened was that it became a counterfeit compassion that really encouraged the flesh, rather than bringing the flesh into obedience to the Word.

Declare His Word to come forth. Command His Word to become alive and active. Let His Word devour your flesh so that you can be so devouring with His Word, that all that will not obey, will have to bend because His Word is eternal.

 

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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS – 273

Psalm 32:6 – “Therefore, let everyone who is godly pray to Thee in a time when Thou mayest be found; surely in a flood of great waters they shall not reach Him.”

We have been called to be the sons and daughters of the King who is above all kings. To disregard such an honor is to fall to the same tragic fate as Esau, who traded his birthright as an heir of the promises for a mere bowl of soup!
How many of us have not traded much more for much less? How many of us have been frivolously wasting our time when we could have spent it before the Throne of Grace?
Even so, regardless of the terrible delusions that we have succumbed to, if we repent the Lord can make up all of the ground that we have lost much more quickly than we could ever believe. As Peter explained:

2 Peter 3:8 – “But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand  years and a thousand years as one day.”

The Lord can do in us in one day what we think would take a thousand years. His grace is not dependent on our abilities or disabilities, or on time. If we repent of walking in the delusions of devotion to things that are temporary, we can right now be as close to Him as we want to be, and our deeds will begin to have the mark of eternity on them – we will begin to bear fruit that remains.

Affirmations:

I UNDERSTAND THAT MY FOUNDATION FOR GREATNESS WILL BE REALIZED IN MY CONSTANCY OF PURPOSE.

THERE IS NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT IN LIFE THAN GIVING MYSELF TO MY DESTINY – THE PURPOSE OF GOD FOR MY LIFE.

I FOCUS ON MY PURPOSE WITH SUCH A CLEAR, BIBLICAL VISION THAT I AM ABLE TO MAINTAIN THE CONSTANCY REQUIRED FOR ACCOMPLISHING ALL THAT I WAS PLACED ON THIS EARTH TO DO.

 

 
Psalm 34:1 -” I will bless the Lord at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth.”

Affirmation:

MY PRESENT FOCUS DETERMINES MY PRESENT JOY.

Psalm 69:30 – “I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving.”

 

 
“You will also be [considered] a crown of glory and splendor in the hand of the Lord, And a royal diadem [exceedingly beautiful] in the hand of your God.” – AMP

Wear the crown of glory that He would have you wear uprightly. Lay down any identity that man would come with. Man would come and try to push His crown off your head, and put upon it a counterfeit identity.

Lay down all these things that rush into your mind – to where you cannot even come into His presence, because your mind, your spirit, is somewhere else. Press it aside. Press forward in the run of faith. And know, as you run in faith, you will meet Him, face to face, for in His Presence are the answers for every circumstance you are in. You do not understand what is available to you. He brings forth that which would birth life around you.

Call everything that would command you to die – to give up dreams and visions and hope – command it to be cast behind you, for it is of satan. Tell him to get behind you. Tell him that he cannot hinder the CALLING that He has placed upon you. Understand who He calls you to be. You are more than a conqueror in Him, and by His Spirit — through you.

 

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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS – 271

Acts 10:38, “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.”

Jesus was always taking territory. God calls us to invade and have an impact. We don’t need to wait around for something to happen then “react” to it. Rather our actions should be making the enemy react to us. We are in a battle to see people restored to the Father, restored in their lives and made whole in the presence of Jesus.

Be intentional about all that you do. Know that Jesus has given you power, authority, influence, and a life PURPOSE in the Holy Spirit to see lives changed. Expand the horizons of the possibilities in what God can do through you. He has no limitations and intends to overflow our lives with His life-changing presence.

 

 
Philippians 3:7,8 – “But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ.”

Paul considered everything prized by his culture worthless compared with the awesome experience of knowing Jesus.

Affirmations:

MY TREASURE IS IN JESUS.

I LOVE JESUS ABOVE ALL ELSE.

JESUS CALLS ME TO A HIGHER LOVE, TO EMBRACE THE
BURNING AND PASSIONATE HEART OF GOD.

 

 

“God knew what He was doing from the very beginning. He decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love Him along the same lines as the life of His Son. The Son stands first in the line of humanity He restored. We see the original and intended shape of our lives there in Him.” – Romans 8:29 The Message

Seek first the Kingdom of God. Let His righteousness do rightness all around you. For, understand, when those come to oppose you – lift up His right hand, His Word, against that. For His left hand will sustain you, and His right hand will give you the direction of counsel, by His Spirit.

For He is raising up a people who are hungry to seek His Kingdom, hungry to taste of the Kingdom, and hungry to rule in the Kingdom. Understand and meditate; dwell upon His Word.

Seek His face, for when you seek Him with your whole heart, absolutely, positively, unconditionally, you will find Him. For you must realize, He presents Himself to you, for His Kingdom is among you, and His Kingdom is within you. Change citizenships. Think of His Kingdom. Understand, as His Kingdom representative.

As a citizen of His Kingdom – knowing His knowledge, knowing the authority He has given you in His name — use it with His Spirit, for He will not leave you alone, but He will direct, lead, counsel, and anoint you. For He has called you to do the works of His Kingdom.

 

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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS – 270

Ephesians 1:9 – “Making known to us the mystery of His will (of His plan, of His purpose). In accordance with His good pleasure which He had previously purposed and set forth in Him.”

Ephesians 1:17 – “For I always pray to the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation (of insight into mysteries and secrets) in the deep and intimate knowledge of Him.”
We cannot afford to live only in what we understand because then we don’t grow or progress anymore; we just travel the same familiar roads we have traveled all of our Christian lives.
It is important that we expose ourselves to impossibilities that force us to have questions that we cannot answer. It is a part of the Christian life, which is why the Christian life is called “the faith.’ The normal Christian life is perfectly poised between what we presently understand and the unfolding revelation that comes to us from the realm of mystery.

AFFIRMATIONS:

I SEEK ON-GOING, LIFE-CHANGING REVELATION FROM GOD.

ON-GOING REVELATION AND ENCOUNTERS WITH THE POWER OF GOD LAUNCH ME INTO UNDERSTANDING OF THINGS I’VE NEVER UNDERSTOOD BEFORE.

I COME ALIVE TO THE WOOING OF GOD INTO INTIMACY SO I WILL KNOW HOW HE THINKS AND MOVES.

 

 
Genesis 1:2 – “And the earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.”

If the Holy Spirit can make a glorious creation out of the most desolate place, He can bring forth a glorious new creation out of the most desolate, confused, and empty life.

 

 
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” – Ephesians 6:10,12
What would you do with the might of His Spirit? Would you allow it to flow out of you? Would you allow it to change you, and raise you up in His own glory?
Do not let man cause you to fall, to slumber, or to come halfheartedly before His throne. But press forward, and come in BOLDLY, for you have an appointment through His Blood.
Let His Blood come and transfuse back to you the might of His Spirit, so you too can do signs and wonders, and come to the understanding of who you are, and who He is.
Come boldly. Come, allow Him to let His hand rest upon you, and give peace to your mind, peace to your heart, multiplication to your finances, answers if you need answers, and healing if you need healing. Come unto Him all that are heavily laden. Let Him alone be the one that gives you rest.

 
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RULING IN THE MIDST OF MY ENEMIES

“Rule in the midst of your enemies” – Psalm 110:2
The Lord has provided us with powerful tools to accomplish our assignment and legislate the heavens with the ability to call forth what is not as though it were. He has given us the power of the Blood, the power of His name, the power of His Word, the power of decree, the power of the Holy Spirit to bring it to pass, and angel armies assigned to God’s Kingdom purposes! He has given us everything needed to rule and reign, to take and to hold ground!
Circumstances may seem to be holding you back, or life situations and finances, but obedience to take your place in God’s PURPOSE for your life unlocks yourDESTINY and positions you for favor. It’s a favor that opens the necessary doors for you to accomplish your assignment.

 
“Of the increase of His Government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.” – Isaiah 9:7

 
Choosing to set yourself firmly in the place where God has called you unlocks spiritual principles that result in increase. The best days of the Church are upon us and it’s a time to embrace our divine destiny. God is good and He is faithful! Let us wake up and be successful in fulfilling all He has planned! This is the hour of the fulfillment of His promises of glory and light! The people of God are beginning to “arise and shine” for our light has come!

 

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DAILY MEDITATIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS – 269

Matthew 6:26,27 – “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable that they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?”

Jesus used an analogy from nature to help explain prosperity.
Some people interpret this passage to mean that, since God is supposed to take care of them, they don’t need to do anything themselves. Therefore, they just wait for God to act.

How does God feed birds? He provides for them, but He doesn’t personally hand-deliver food to their nests! The birds don’t just sit around and wait for God to stop by with their meals.
When Jesus said the heavenly Father feeds the birds, He meant that everything they need has been made available for them, but they have to go and get it.
God does not build a bird’s nest. He provides the twigs. The bird has to find them, pick them up, and bring them back to the tree it has chosen for a home. God does not leave worms on the top of the ground every morning. The bird has to go digging for them. It has to keep working, working, working until it finishes building its nest. It has to keep working, working, working until it gets the worm.

Sometimes, God doesn’t give us all the resources we need to fulfill our visions because He has called other people to provide them for us. He provides everything, but He provides it after you begin the work of the vision. Your obedience to your vision affects not only your life but also the lives of those who will work with you.

                                     Affirmations:

GOD WILL SUPPLY MY PROVISION, EVEN IF HE HAS TO HAVE SOMEONE CROSS THE DESERT TO GET IT TO ME.

GOD HAS PROVISION FOR ME THAT NO ONE BUT HE KNOWS ABOUT.

ALL THE RESOURCES I NEED ARE ALREADY IN PLACE; THEY WILL BECOME VISIBLE IN GOD’S TIMING ONCE I START PURSUING MY VISION.

 

 
Jude 22: And of some have compassion, making a difference.

                               Affirmation:

MY HEART RELEASES THE COMPASSION OF JESUS CHRIST TO HELP DELIVER PEOPLE CAUGHT IN THE DECEPTION OF SIN AND DARKNESS AND SET THEM FREE.

 

 
“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus” – (Ephesians 2:4-6).

As our minds are renewed and our faith grows, we take these realities as fact and live in the light of them. We come to know that we are above our enemies and refuse to walk in the flesh realm but take our place in Christ in the spirit realm.

No longer will faith be a struggle, but a normal living in the realm of God. The spiritual realm places man where communion with God is a normal experience.

We are not going to grovel in the earthly realm, but we are seated in the heavenly places with the Lord. Every Believer has the right, authority, and ability to minister out of the throne room just as Jesus did.

“Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. To this end I also labor, striving according to His working which works in me mightily” – (Colossians 1:28-29).

 

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