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Prophetic Word 4.20.2011

20 Apr

I’ve been watching a not so subtle tactic of the enemy for the past few days. Initially, I chalked it up to “works of the flesh,” but Holy Spirit says that it goes deeper than the works of the flesh. This attack manifests as works of the flesh, particularly jealousies, envy, selfish ambitions, and dissensions. However, the spirit behind it is demonic. It’s an attack on our collaboration and our agreement. It’s an attack on our destinies. It’s an attack on your purpose in the Kingdom. Your defense is your declaration of the Word of GOD. Make sure your words are HIS Words. Make sure your fruit is HIS fruit. Check your fruit and if you see anything rotten, get rid of it!!! Fight for your collaborations and for OUR agreement!!!

Galatians 5:19-26 (NKJV): Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the Kingdom of GOD. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

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Stay Where You Can Hear ME

13 Apr

This morning in prayer, I began to thank GOD for HIS voice and that I have an EAR to hear HIS voice….

I have a distinct childhood memory of the importance of hearing my dad’s voice as though it happened yesterday. I’d begged my dad to let me go outside and play with the other kids in the neighborhood, and he’d finally relented, but he gave me specific instructions not to go down the street where I couldn’t hear him calling me. I walked my little self right out the door, began chatting with my friends, and walked down the street. When we came back, my dad was standing on the sidewalk…. with the belt!!! He didn’t just get me, but he got my friends too! Before he “got” us, he explained to us that he had been calling us, and that when we go too far away, we can’t hear him. He talked about boundaries and what happens when we go beyond those boundaries. All I could think about at that time was the belt he had in his hand. 🙂

There’s safety in being able to hear the voice of GOD. Psalm 91:1 says:

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”

When you’re close, HE can cover you! Simple instructions, such as STOP, GO, WAIT, STAY, and even REST are vital IF GOD gives them. “He who has an EAR, let him HEAR what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.” Rev. 2:7

 

Lessons in Loyalty

6 Apr

Again in prayer, I began to thank GOD for HIS “Lessons in Loyalty”. Many of those lessons, I’ve learned through making mistakes. However, looking back, I see no other way to gain the Wisdom needed for my NOW, than to have missed the mark in being loyal to others or to have trusted those who were disloyal to me. Whew!!! Moment of TRUTH!

Loyalty is a Kingdom word and is not used enough in the church, but in the season that we’re in, the Holy Ghost says that Loyalty or Allegiance is a prerequisite for divine collaboration. There are connections and opportunities for YOU that will come simply because of your Loyalty/Allegiance to others.

All of us have shared things that we probably shouldn’t have shared about others as well as ourselves. We’ve all had someone “roll on us” a time or two, and we’ve all “rolled on” somebody. We’ve all been found less than faithful to those whom we’ve considered ourselves loyal. I’ve learned that there’s nothing like experience and a little notoriety or scandal to determine our loyalty and commitment to another AND to determine how loyal others are to us. I’m reminded of Peter’s denial of Jesus and how before Peter even realized it, he had “rolled on” Jesus by denying his affiliation with HIM; BUT what I love most about this passage of scripture is when Jesus restores Peter back into his rightful place as a disciple, Peter goes on to  become one of the most anointed and LOYAL ministers of the New Testament. I don’t believe this would have been possible unless Peter had learned a Lesson in Loyalty. There was no way Peter could have learned about the faithfulness, forgiving nature, Love, and loyalty of Jesus if he had not denied Him and if Jesus had not restored him through His forgiveness and through His Love and Allegiance to Peter. Peter was able to experience LOYALTY through our LORD and SAVIOR. What a an empowering Lesson!!!

Loyalty is the act of being faithful or committed to another. If you’ve ever been disloyal, or if someone you trust has been disloyal to you, NOW is the time to learn the Lessons in Loyalty. Here are some nuggets that will help you with Loyalty:

  1. Understand a person’s Purpose, Position, and Placement in your life, and respect and appreciate all three.
  2. As you learn about others, or as a person reveals themselves, take whatever concerns you may have to the LORD in prayer or directly to them. Let your LOVE and the desire for the person to be better resound through your fervent prayers for them.
  3. Maintain your loyalty and commitment to others in spite of their disloyalty to you.
  4. If you’ve been disloyal, don’t condemn yourself. Repent, and do your best to rectify the situation, but take responsibility for your actions.
  5. Remember, Disloyalty doesn’t necessarily mean Dismissal. Remember and rate that person’s Purpose, Position, and Placement in your life, and if need be, fight for Agreement and Unity.
  6. Forgive. Forgive. Forgive.

 

Your Labor in Love

6 Apr

In prayer this morning, I began to thank GOD that my Love has been steadfast and immovable. As I processed that out in prayer, I began laughing. I thought to myself, “Wow, GOD…. Loving has been hard work!” Holy Spirit had me look at 1 Corinthians 15:58, which talks about being steadfast and immovable:

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the LORD, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the LORD.”

Hmmm…. Your Labor in what? In whatever you do to HIS glory. The choice to LOVE, in spite of your many reasons why you shouldn’t, will not be in vain. LOVE is a work of the LORD. It’s WHO HE is, and it’s what WE do. Our LOVE for one another is what connects US to HIM. How do others know WE are HIS? By our LOVE.

Verse 57 of 1 Corinthians says this:

“But thanks be to GOD, Who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Only after we are assured the victory, does the scripture tell us to be steadfast and immovable… Your labor in LOVE is not futile and will produce after its kind because…. You already have the victory… Now, it’s time to WIN with one of your greatest weapons… LOVE.