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Sensitive to Where You Need to be

FollowingJesusMay the Lord give you the sensitivity you need for the present season you are in. May you be sensitive to where you need to be and when you need to be there and what you need to do when you get there. Ps.32:8, NLT — “The LORD says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.”


Lord of Angel-Armies

As the people of God assemble today may they testify and proclaim into the atmosphere that there is One God and His name is Yahweh and He is the Savior of warriorangelHis people and He is Jehovah Sabaoth, Lord of Angel-Armies. 1Sam.17:45 “David answered, “You come at me with sword and spear and battle-ax. I come at you in the name of God-of-the-Angel-Armies, the God of Israel’s troops, whom you curse and mock.  46b …THE WHOLE EARTH WILL KNOW THERE’S AN EXTRAORDINARY GOD in Israel.  47 And everyone gathered here will learn that God doesn’t save by means of sword or spear. The battle belongs to God!” (Msg)


HE is my Tomorrow

FlowersSunriseThe very first day of the world came into existence because God, who already existed brought it into existence. HE is my tomorrow. “Yes, from the time of the first existence of day and from this day forth I am He; and there is no one who can deliver out of my hand. I will work, and who can hinder or reverse it?” (Isa.43:13, Amp) Jehovah cannot be kept out of tomorrow nor can His plans be stopped.


Part of the Awakening

Melissa — A couple of weeks before I heard “No longer subjugated” the Lord told WomanWakeUp.jpgme that He is using this current oppression to deliver us from life-long oppression. So, when subjugation came up it was quite loud to me that He was saying we are no longer under control of decades, possibly centuries, of oppression. This is huge! This is part of the awakening. We’ve been asleep at the wheel and this explains to me why we haven’t seen great and mighty things on a larger scale that we know we are supposed to be seeing.


To and Through Tomorrow

The dimensions of man are height, length, width and time. Those dimensions were EarthDimensionsSpace.jpgmade for man to function in. God can function in or out of them with equal effectiveness. If God can never be limited by any dimension, He can declare tomorrow and He can get you to and thru tomorrow with no problem! Isa.46:10, Msg — “Remember your history, your long and rich history. I am God, the only God you’ve had or ever will have incomparable, irreplaceable—From the very beginning telling you what the ending will be, All along letting you in on what is going to happen, Assuring you, ‘I’m in this for the long haul, I’ll do exactly what I set out to do,’”


Serious Savior for Serious Times

Yesterday morning we received three messages in one hour. We regularly hear about various negative, threatening apocalyptic-style things that are supposed to shake our nation and the globe like a bulldog that refuses to let go. In one post I wrote recently, I was attempting to show scripture that instructs us to trust God Almighty and focus on Him and His promises instead of focusing on all the relentless, negative reports. A person responded with a long treatise that basically said that they were very knowledgeable about what is going on and that I was just basically not taking it all seriously enough and I needed to adopt some of their practices and views so I can live through this. Nevertheless, here are three calls and three reports of the efficacy of God Almighty and God Almighty’s Word.

Now, back to the three reports we received in one hour. In spite of the demographics of the pandemic and all the reports by people who are very knowledgeable, we have an intercessor in their 80’s who has had all the symptoms of the much reported virus and has been tested for it six times and each time knowledgeable persons told them that the test was negative. After almost two months of undeniable symptoms, that intercessor of 80-plus years is gaining strength daily with no symptoms whatsoever. I have not told this to intimate that people shouldn’t take the present pandemic seriously. I have told it to say that Jesus the Savior and Healer is still Savior and Healer. His power and abilities and compassion do not lessen the more serious things get.

PrayingHospitalNurseIn the second call an older couple we have known for many years contacted us and requested prayer because they had been exposed to a person with the virus who was quarantined the day after they had been exposed. A couple of days went by and they decided to get tested. A couple of days later the doctor’s office called and said that they were both negative. We seriously rejoiced because of their deliverance from such a serious threat.

In the third call we received there is a couple who are quarantined for a specific time period because of his upcoming surgery. They were badly in need of some supplies so he drove her to the store and he stayed in the car with his medical mask on while she went in to do the shopping. There is a very specific disinfectant she uses that has all the right ingredients for his safety. She looked up and down the aisle several times and finally found the one row where it had been but discovered it was all sold out though there were plenty of the other disinfectants. A lady walked up to her as she was leaving that aisle and asked, “Are you looking for ‘such and such’ disinfectant”? Our friend was shocked by the question but answered in the positive. Our friend explained the situation and told the lady that her husband was waiting in the car for her. The lady said, “That’s no problem because I have to have that same disinfectant and my friend always buys a number of bottles for me. In fact, I have a couple in my car now. I will go out to the car and get one and give it to your husband.” None of that sounds to me like just an accident. Our friend’s situation is very serious but there is a compassionate Father who knows how to get things and people put together in the right place at the right time regardless of the “crisis bulldogs” that are grabbing and shaking everything. When they called us and told us of this incident, we all had a praise service! (And we all also wondered if that was really just a concerned lady or… an angel.)

We have had other calls and contacts about what the Lord is doing in healing people, even of anxiety. I will continue to report what the Lord is doing as He intervenes and will continue to encourage with scriptures that instruct us to trust in and focus on the promises of the Bible, God’s holy Word. “Perfect, absolute peace surrounds those whose imaginations are consumed with You; they confidently trust in You. 4 Yes, trust in the Lord Yahweh forever and ever! For Yah, the Lord God, is your Rock of Ages! (Isa. 26:3-4, TPT)


Truth and Freedom

Kathy — John 8:32 tells us, “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”  This scripture shows us there is an undeniable link between truth and ManHoldPapers.jpegfreedom. If the mind, will and emotions do not anchor in truth, people can be taken captive by darkness.  Darkened souls distort the concept of freedom into extremes of entitlement and doing as they please.  Darkened minds are deceived into believing freedom means unrestrained, unaccountable and anti-establishment, and the outcome is destructive chaos and captivity, (as is vividly demonstrated in our nation at the moment).  When our forefathers declared their intent to be a self-governing and self-reliant nation with freedom and justice for all, they started with these four words:  “We hold these truths . . .”  Knowing truth is a basic essential for genuine freedom. 


Stand in Liberty

As the people of God assemble today, may they stand in the liberty wherewith StandingMountainLightChrist has made them free, and in their praise and worship of Him may they pull further from captivity and its residue than they ever have before. May sounds and acts of freedom fill the atmosphere and may those who are bound be set free in an atmosphere of breaking shackles. ”Plant your feet firmly therefore within the freedom that Christ has won for us, and do not let yourselves be caught again in the shackles of slavery.” (Gal.5:1, Phillips)


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Culture and Norms Dictating

Kathy — Unfortunately, people are used to their atmosphere being violated and manipulated by media which usually has the last say on the 6:00 or 10:00 news every night.  So our culture has developed a tolerance for evil being called good and good being called evil and chaos being called the New World Order.  This is both RedFruitDrink.pngludicrous and infuriating!  The Word says NOT to CONFORM to this-age thinking.  News: We don’t have to bow to the machinations of the prince of the power of the air.  His dictatorship only continues if we keep adapting to the ways of the present age and keep “drinking the Kool-Aid” and allowing culture and norms to dictate our thinking.   Instead, let’s agree that The Church will not just sit back in Sunday meetings and wait for the world to end.  Sons of God will participate with Father in displacing and dispossessing darkness. We will overcome incrementally, one choice at a time, one prayer at a time, one victory at a time and see situations on earth become as in heaven in our nation.


Keep Standing in Freedom

If it were not possible to keep standing in freedom, our Lord would not have commanded us in His Word to do just that. He does not want us to be captive to any degree of slavery. We have been set free to enjoy freedom within the auspices of His setfreejumpcharacter and redemptive purposes. Living our lives under the wisdom and direction of the Word of God leads us in the liberty of sons/daughters who know their Father desires nothing less than the richness of that purchased freedom. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ Who has brought us to liberty that we may glorify Him who purchased it.  ”Plant your feet firmly therefore within the freedom that Christ has won for us, and do not let yourselves be caught again in the shackles of slavery.” (Gal.5:1, Phillips)


Thunder or Godzilla?

A friend sent me a meme with Kermit the frog looking out a rainy window. With a troubled look on his face he says, “Sounds like thunder, but in 2020 it could be Godzilla.”  While unexpected things seem to be flying out of nowhere and we are StormCloudsregularly having to deal with matters that have the appearance of apocalyptic proportion, Yahweh is our Shield, He sends us a Father’s help and we are those sons and daughters who can go about their business without fear. Ps.3:3-6, TPT — “But in the depths of my heart I truly know that you, Yahweh, have become my Shield; You take me and surround me with yourself. Your glory covers me continually. You lift high my head when I bow low in shame. 4 I have cried out to you, Yahweh, from your holy presence. You send me a Father’s help. 5 So now I’ll lie down and sleep like a baby—then I’ll awake in safety, for you surround me with your glory. 6 Even though dark powers prowl around me, I won’t be afraid.”


Manipulating the Atmosphere

Kathy — People often forget the creative, tangible power in the spoken word, but devils don’t.  People forget that what man agrees with or allows has legal presence and influence in the earth realm, but devils don’t. The prince of the power of the air EarthAtmosphere.jpgis continually working the atmosphere.  He sniffs it out like a dog, looking for anything to take advantage of and use as a legal means of positioning devils and provoking men.  He will find something as simple as the lyrics of a song or use quotes on written pages to setup an atmosphere for theft or destruction.  When the atmosphere is lethal, it is manipulated and is not random or without consequences.  The prince of the power of the air takes advantage of the influence of media because people can’t un-hear what they heard on TV or un-see what they saw on a billboard or the internet.  So those deposits hang in the atmosphere to influence the emotions and thinking on any given day. 


God is Faithful no Matter Circumstances

The Lord is still working in people’s lives in spite of the enemy trying to get everyone’s focus on the negative. A couple of weeks ago Kathy, Melissa and I were PlentyLittle.jpgministering to a group of leaders at a church. After the meeting a young man walked up and said that several years ago I walked up to him and put a $20 bill in his shirt pocket and said, “You will have income when others do not”. He said that has been the case for all those years. Even during the pandemic their business has picked up continually and he and his wife have doubled their savings since the pandemic started. Ps.37:18-19, TPT — “Day by day the Lord watches the good deeds of the godly and he prepares for them his forever-reward. 19 Even in a time of disaster he will watch over them, and they will always have more than enough no matter what happens.”


Power of the Air

Kathy — I love the way The Message reads in Eph 2:2, “let’s notlet the world, which doesn’t know the first thing about living, tell us how to live.” That should be on billboards in Hollywood since they constantly try to dictate lifestyle!  Eph 2:2 (AMP)[When you were dead in sin- when you were walking/talking zombies} . . . StreaksSky.jpgyou walked [habitually] … following the course and fashion of this world  [under the sway of this present age] that is, following the prince of the power of the air.” When I pursued the question, what is the “power of the air” the devil is prince of, that power boiled down to influence.  We can be DUI – (driven under the influence) of the air or atmosphere around us and the fallen prince who dominates it. Our thoughts, moods and decisions can be affected by the atmosphere.  The air we breathe is chock full of echoes and whispers from people’s conversations and murmured opinions and rehearsed memories and reports.  Even sounds around us can carry threats and words and sounds that are legal instruments that devils know how to use against us.  If we leave outbursts, murmurs, curses, vows, worries, lusts and fears hanging in the atmosphere, uncontested and unresolved, they are up for grabs to be used as negative forces against us. 


Things That Strengthen

PraiseWorshipHands.jpgAs the people of God assemble today may they be ready for the Holy Spirit to use them to edify others by ministering the gifts of the Holy Spirit. May they speak as the Spirit gives utterance and may they release in love what He gives. “And that’s what’s happening among you. You are so passionate about embracing the manifestations of the Holy Spirit! Now become even more passionate about the things that strengthen the entire church.” (1Cor.14:12, TPT)


Bump in the Night or God’s Plans?

EyesInDark.jpgSelf prophecies tend to come to pass. We get into agreement with what comes out of our mouths.  Our psychological and body systems cooperate with our state of mind that we use to make predictions. If our minds can make monsters out of a bump in the night, surely we can take hold of the Word of God and make all manner of declarations for what God has planned for His Name’s sake. Num.23:19, Msg — “God is not man, one given to lies, and not a son of man changing his mind. Does he speak and not do what he says? Does he promise and not come through?”


Big Mouth and Microphone

Kathy — Rom. 12:2, addresses this:  be not conformed to this world or age or time or influences of culture.  Don’t let your beliefs and conclusions and priorities be MegaphoneAnnounce.jpgmolded by that.  If we are going to seeas it is in heaven” and see God’s original intent in earth, we’ll have to think beyond typical.  That means, (a) we can’t be so open minded that our brains fall out, and (b) we don’t react to life like everybody else does.  We have to choose not to live in anxiety over a new strain of flu and we have to choose not to assume that we’ll be one of the  predicted financial failures in 2020.  We absolutely dare not be typical and ignorant and follow the dictates of this age and culture where someone with a big mouth and a microphone becomes the TV expert to decide our future. 


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Flow out of Relationship

Kathy — I don’t think Father intended “heaven coming to earth through us to be a constant strain but rather a flow out of  relationship, like Father like son, like Father like daughter.  It’s a powerful and dynamic flow but beautifully  simple.  Of course, the essential requisite is that we think like our Father and that may be a FlowingSpringstrain and take some effort and practice and retraining.  That is especially true since we have been trained since we were children under the influence of mindsets and traditions in our family, church, schools, government and media.  There are some misbeliefs instilled in us that don’t come close to God’s thinking.  Like some churches are full of people that strain to be good just to make it to heaven and they have no awareness that God wants them involved and touching the lives of those in their reach and seeing heaven come to earth.  Ironically, while they are straining to measure up, they are missing God’s will and purpose for their entire lifetime; and because their beliefs and lifestyle are so typical in the church world, no one notices.  That is sad, but that is the result of adopting a religion instead of being adopted into a relationship.  Wherever we adapt to the culture of this earth, this world, this age or mere religion, we’ll find it a challenge to think like our Father in heaven.


Not by Whim or Emotion

PrayerWomanLookUpDecree (Job 22:28) is not determined by whim or emotion. They are those things that decide one thing one time under one set of circumstances or feelings but not under another. Decree involves comprehending a plan. (“You shall frame all your projects and purposes with much wisdom and resignation to the will of God” — Matthew Henry on Job 22:28)


Sons’ Reach

MapPointFingerKathy — Thankfully, Father has many sons, a corporate people in the earth and we each are allotted our own reach.  Our reach is our sphere of responsibility and our area of influence.  Our reach is the lives and issues we can touch and affect.  Our reach is the assignments that come into our radar or awareness.


Fathers and Children Turned to Each Other

As the people of God assemble today, may hearts of fathers be turned to the coming childrunfathergeneration. May fathers in our congregations discern the potential of the youth around them and let their hearts be turned to affirming them, encouraging them and enabling them on to their destiny in Christ. May this be the most memorable Father’s Day with fathers and children turned to each other in love and in honor, grasping the heavenly Father’s heart for the generations to glorify His intent. “May the Lord richly bless both you and your children.” (Ps.115:14, TLB)