“Divinely Designed”

Without God’s “active presence in your life, life will naturally steal away your identity. This is true for believers and non-believers alike. Life is to be good however it is also filled with struggle, pain, loss, disappointment, and rejection.

Jesus came because we are lost. We need His active presence in our life. Life has a way of stealing from us who we are, however we are brought to the presence of God in order to be restored.

This restoration does not come by way of an experience within itself. You need to hear what God is saying to you and you must receive it by faith. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. (Romans 10:17) We do not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. (Matthew 4:4)

You have to be in His Word. You have to be willing to receive from the other people God brings into you life such as in church and through how you connect with those of His church. You have to be chasing after everything He says to you so the mystery of you begins to manifest. You cannot be a Word unto yourself. You can’t make yourself into something that God has not made you to be. You are to become what God says that you are and what He has spoken over you.

The Word is the catalyst to our ability to be filled by His divine purpose and destiny which breathes the inspiration into us. God’s breath (His Holy Spirit, that restores our identity, yet are we aligning with his Word to receive that breath?

“And in the last days it shall be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh,
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
and your old men shall dream dreams;
even on my male servants and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy. (Acts 2:17-18 ESV)

To prophecy is to “speak” what God has/is speaking or has spoken to you. As sons and daughters of God, we are to speak into life what God is saying about who we are. We thus become God’s voice in the earth. All things are possible to those who believe.
(Mark 9:23) Receiving God’s Word to you and prayer are just part of the picture. It is being active in the presence of God where the flesh is silenced that our level of authority increases.

I believe God, therefore I am what He says. Everything I am intended to possess in life will come by what I believe. What I believe will be revealed by what I speak. What I speak will determine where and how I will be directed in life. What you believe is what you become.

What does your testimony speak of you? You are either agreeing with God or you are resisting him. Are you actively in the presence of God or seeking such? They who worship God must do so in Spirit and in Truth. Some worship the contrary; what they know not. Don’t be given over imagination and what you understand or think in your mind. You need a greater authority than yourself.

You can only be what God made you to be, not necessarily what you want to be. Why compete with that which is not you? He who compares him or herself with another is not wise. Remember that you are uniquely designed by God. God desires that you be thus as He designed. Don’t therefore resign to less. So where are you right now?

“Restoring our Spiritual Well Being”

We live in a day and time when many go about to establish their own righteousness. Each having a tendency to lean towards doing what is right in their own eyes. A righteousness based upon a spirit of religion is not what God seeks from His sons and daughters. What He does seek is a righteousness of faith; in His Word, a worship in Spirit and truth with sincerity of heart that seeks out and draws His presence and a warfare that earnestly contends for the faith once delivered to the saints from the Cross.

Such Word releases transformation and freedom by God’s revelation. Such worship reveals our true passion for the presence and love of the Lord. Such warfare brings Jesus’ loving reign to bear on every battle front.

From the Word comes every other reality in the Kingdom of God. This is what will truly bring Heaven to touch earth in a lasting and permeating way.

It is all centered in the relationship of God’s sons and daughters with Him and with each other.

“For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?’
(1 Peter 4:7)

And the Holy Spirit also bears witness to us; for after saying,

“This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my laws on their hearts, and write them on their minds,”

Then he adds, “I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.”

Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.

Let us draw near in the “Full Assurance of Faith”. There is no room for compromise on this.

Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works.
(Hebrews 10:15-24)

Are we drawing near as we are being led by His Spirit; in His Word, in our worship and in our warfare?

“Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?
And who shall stand in his holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully.
He will receive blessing from the Lord and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek the face of the God of Jacob.” (Psalm 24:3-6)

“Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. The peace that passes all understanding that shall keep our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Yes we must get beyond confines of our own understanding which we are not to lean upon. (Proverbs 3:4) All of our fullest trust must be placed in God alone.

What I am stating here this morning may be hard for some to receive, however I sense the call of God to address it here in this day and hour. May you hear the urgency of the Spirit of God that we be a people called out; “a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.’
(1 Peter 2:9)

What keeps us from responding to this call? It is a matter of unbelief that infects all of mankind like a virus. We can be readily or subtly deceived to believe and accept less than what God’s Word declares that we are. We face issues of spiritual discernment with God, ourselves, others, and in the times we live. We are deceived because we don’t know we are deceived. Deception robs us of our authority and true identity.

When we truly live and act as “a child of God” we can trust in his response.

“Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4) With what do our desires align with?

God is a good Father. (Luke 18:1-8)
Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray.
Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.
Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.

And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit.

May God teach us how to pray again and pray like never before. What God asks of us is only accomplished as Jesus said, through prayer and fasting. (Matthew 17:21) Being truly separated unto Him and aligned with his heart.

May we be encouraged to seek God on this matter and prepare the way of the Lord for Jesus’ return. He who has an ear to hear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the church.

“The Veil was Torn”

There was a moment in history when darkness was held in a pause.
Death seemed to have claimed its victory as the King of love had given up His life
on what was the darkest moment in history.

Placed upon on a cross they designed for sinners,
The Saviour of the world bore every curse for which His blood atoned.
In One final breath and He declared that it was finished
The end no one could have fathomed or known.

Then the earth began to shake, and the veil was torn in two for me and you.
What a sacrifice He did afford, as the heavens roared
In three days time in victory, He came forth.
Eternity was crossed for evermore.

King Jesus, all hail the Lord of heaven and earth!
The Savior of the world brought Heaven down,
All works declare His name and earth, sky and sea resound.
For all of eternity the Three in One, in blessed Trinity,
Bridges forever the gap spanning all Eternity.

There remains no longer a veil but the one conceived in mind.
It is only unbelief in God’s grand design, that renders one blind.
And veils the eye of sinful man from God’s glory divine.
No longer may it to man resign.

May we we all, with unveiled face, behold the glory of the Lord,
Being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another,
Forever transformed. (2 Corinthians 3:18)

For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. So be not veiled any more.

Through the eyes of faith, my prayer be, that all see once more.

May there arise in these last days men and women of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, who will give themselves and devote to prayer and to the ministry of the Word as they in their divine story walk out life as God designed.
Right where life is daily done in marketplace and square, the glory of his handiwork may it be declared everywhere.

A dream and a hope designed by God, birthed into His sons and daughters, even as by the Spirit of the Lord, the Word of God continues to increase everywhere from all four corners of the earth, may now it unfold as already begun.

As it is to be regarded that as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful. Be full of faith; filled with faith; wherein no veil no longer remains. As God is forever faithful, may the same be known of you and I from this moment forward, forever more.

“Once dry; can new life Begin Again?”

Peace, bringing it all to peace, whatever may be raging around you in this moment.
The storm surrounding you, let it break at at the Name of Jesus!

Stilling and calling the sea and the raging within to cease as the waves are encapsulated, swirling into a slowing calm. Just as Jesus calmed the stormy seas of Galilee, He makes the darkness surrounding you tremble and flee.

In returning and rest shall you be saved, in quietness and confidence shall be your strength. In your moments of your greatest weakness is His strength perfected in you. A return to His original design in you. A story crafted by the Master unfolds in you right now. A story to to be lived and walked out in the earth, right where you are, as you are, becoming who God created you to be.

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. (Genesis 1:1) The darkness was dispersed and Light became.

“The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:1-5)

Your cry may be; “Let me hear joy and gladness; and let the bones that you have broken rejoice” is being answered right now. Your sins are forgiven you at the Cross. “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” (Psalm 51:10) Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit. (Psalm 51:11)

Jesus makes the darkness tremble and all fear is silenced. Breathe in the Living Word of God that is being spoken into you , then call these bones to live, call these lungs to sing and once again, I will praise Your name, Jesus!

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)

The Word of God spoken over and into you comes alive. His Word quickened into your mortal flesh transforms from the inside out. “And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.”
(2 Corinthians 3:18)

“Then he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of hosts. (Zechariah 4:6) By his spirit and through His Word you are made alive. Can these bones live live again, you ask? Well behold!

Jesus; grace and truth came through Him; The true light, which gives light to everyone, came into the world. To all who receive him, who believe in his name, he gives the right to become children of God, who are born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. Born again from above.
(John 1:12)

“If I say, “I will not mention him, or speak any more in his name,” there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I am weary with holding it in, and I cannot.” (Jeremiah 20:9) May a new fire of God arise within and new life begin, in Jesus’ name!

After Jesus’ resurrection, on the road to Emmaus, those who walked with Him along the way, did not His words burn within them?

Jesus, the name above every other name, Jesus, the only one who could ever save;
worthy of every breath we could ever breathe, brings to life the dry bones once again.

Worthy of every song we could ever sing, worthy of all the praise we could ever bring. Worthy of every breath we could ever breathe, we breath in His Word.

Holy, there is no one like You, there is none beside You, Jesus, Open up my eyes in wonder and show me who You are and fill me with Your heart. I will build my life upon Your love, as is a firm foundation putting my trust in You alone, I will not be shaken because the bones that were once dead and dry are made alive once again.

God in these last days has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature. (Hebrews 1:2,3)

Peace, bringing it all to peace, Jesus; Your name is a light that the shadows can’t deny, Your name cannot be overcome, is alive forever lifted high and cannot be overcome. New life is begun, Breath O Breath of God now breathe!