God speaks in parables and gives you understanding line upon line.
After the FB video I shared, revelation has started to unfold and I sense this is a very “Now” word for the body of Christ:
The situation in the natural was that I was sitting on an enclosed porch, eating my breakfast. When I got up to go into the house I noticed a movement from the corner of my eye and lo and behold a snake was laying on a reed screen next to where I was sitting, with its head poised, looking straight at me, tongue wiggling.
Needless to say I was caught by surprise and shocked since it was an enclosed porch and I didn’t notice it when I was sitting there.
My first reaction was to open the porch door and to close the glass sliding door to the living room. At first I was contemplating whether I should just let it go, hoping that it would go outside through the open door of the porch.
At this point the scripture came up in my spirit,
“Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” Luke 10:19
This changed my mindset and my whole approach as I received the Sword of the Spirit. I knew I had to kill the snake and crush the head, although I was still apprehensive (remembering Paul who was bitten in his hand), but then reminded that he shook it off and it did not harm him!
I looked for something to kill it with and found a stainless steel spatula that is used for a barbecue. It had a serrated edge on the one side and a sharp edge at the bottom.
Now I was after the snake, my heart pounding. But I knew I had to go after it. At first I was chopping it with the front end, but made no impact on it. It was moving towards the outside door or the porch and again, for a moment, I thought to let it go, but suddenly I realized that it was a prophetic act and as the anointing came on me, all fear left.
Another Scripture came up,
…You enlarge my steps under me, And my feet have not slipped. I pursued my enemies and overtook them, And I did not turn back until they were consumed. I shattered them, so that they were not able to rise; They fell under my feet.”
I cleft the head of the snake in two and had a sense of tremendous triumph in the spirit.
About two weeks before, we also found a snake on the same porch and let it go because it was a black Florida snake, which is not poisonous. We found the small openings on either side of the porch which was the only way in which it could enter, BUT I didn’t close it off! Guess what!? God was loudly speaking to me!
When pondering upon the prophetic significance I sensed that God was demonstrating a warning and at the same time an empowering through His Word.
Several points stood out:
1) I was caught by surprise and shocked by the fact that it was so close to me and I didn’t see it.
Message: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Pet.5:8 KJV).
Remember, the enemy loves the surprise element, but forewarned is forearmed. We have nothing to fear, for Christ has already wrought the victory for us!
Be clothed in the armor of light (Rom.13:12), which is the same as described in Eph.6:10-18 and stay under the shelter of the Almighty in the secret place of His Presence (Ps.91).
2) I was intimidated with fear and contemplated to let it go. (This snake was not black, but brown with stripes and a yellow belly – about 3-4 ft long and I realized it could be poisonous, which was confirmed later).
The Word of the Lord came up in my spirit and gave me strength.
Message: We can never give in to fear, but have to draw on the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit to overcome, trusting the Lord for protection while being armed with the Sword of the Spirit! And do not think or hope the devil is just going to go away. He is looking for entry into your house!
3) We can never give up halfway, but have to pursue our enemy until his head is crushed.
Message: Pursue the devil till there is nothing left of him. Do not have mercy on the devil, but have mercy on the person hosting him.
4) I had a warning, but didn’t close the openings.
Friends, I sense that the Lord is warning us to be on full alert for the enemy is sneaky and subtle. He will come in through any opening in our hedges.
Let us ask the Lord to show us anything in our lives that can give the enemy an entry way. Then deal with it! Do not postpone or neglect this instruction.
Repent of every sinful thought, word and action that you know of.
If the Holy Spirit shows you anything, repent of it, forgive everybody in the situation, test your heart for wrong thoughts and attitudes, bless your enemies and make sure your conscience is clear.
Take communion on a regular basis and plead the blood of Jesus over you and your household and everything in your territory.
SING A NEW SONG OF VICTORY
In my quiet time with the Lord this morning I became so aware of the fact that He is listening for the sound that we carry. Is it a sound that glorifies Him? Is it praise and worship and adoration for who He is, or is it self-centered? Let our focus shift back to His glory and our tongue rejoice in His goodness and grace! He always leads us in triumph! (2 Cor.2:14)
Let those new songs come forth out of your spirit, glorifying the Lord for His magnificence! And let Him sing over you with rejoicing! (Zeph.3:17)
“Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned.” (1 Tim.1:5 KJV)
THE SPIRIT OF JEZEBEL
This is one of the “snakes” that we have to be watchful for, since it is very sneaky and devious. It is a seducing, deceiving spirit that brings confusion and is out to destroy our destiny.
The Jezebel spirit is targeting leaders and expecially prophets, creeping into businesses and ministries to usurp authority. Sometimes we get ensnared by this spirit without realizing it and it is wise to get fully acquainted with all its strategies.
You can step into your God-given authority in Christ to overcome this spirit so that you can be freed up to fulfill your destiny in Christ, living a life of victory and blessing!
We have great news for you: We are ready to launch a FREE ONLINE COURSE with PDF teachings, video’s and Power Point presentations to equip you with the knowledge of Jezebel’s “workings”.
The course contains powerful prayers for deliverance and you can also interchange experiences, thoughts and questions in the comments.
This FREE ONLINE COURSE, “STOP TOLERATING JEZEBEL” will be available in this week, so keep watching for the link.
I woke up with the words, “The Warrior Bride is Arising!”
Remember, the term “Bride” has no gender in the spirit realm, but is the term for the company of overcoming believers that have been in the Holy Spirit’s School of preparation for the coming of the Bridegroom (Rev.19:7-8).
God has been strengthening His people in the secret place with the power of His might.
”That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness.” (Col.1:10-11)
This inner strengthening is happening in the secret place of His Presence to stand in the day of trial, which is soon coming on the earth.
It is also a time of equipping to know your enemy, the devil, who is walking around like a roaring lion to see whom he may devour.
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.” 1 Peter 5:8-9 (KJV)
Remember that the enemy will do anything to prevent you from fulfilling your destiny, so rise up and take authority against him, submitting to God and His calling on your life, resist the enemy and he shall flee from you! (James 4:7).
Our warfare is not against flesh and blood and our weapons are not fleshly, but mighty in God….
So do not fight your brothers and sisters in Christ who come against you, but discern the spirit behind their actions, take authority over it and use the mighty weapons of the Word of God (the two-edged Sword of the Spirit), high praises (Ps.149), the Name of Jesus and the power of the blood, the Word of your testimony, while you do not love your own life unto the death (Rev.12:11).
”Finally my brethren be strong (dunamo) in the Lord and in the power (kratos) of His might (ischus). Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 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”. Eph. 6:10-12 KJV
THE ARMOR OF LIGHT
Being fully armored in Christ, with the Sword of the Spirit in our mouths and equipped with hinds’ feet to be sure-footed in high places, shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace, we are compelled by love to set the captives free with the Breaker anointing of Isaiah 61.
By being saturated in the Word, Praises and much praying in Tongues, the Holy Spirit has been strengthening those who seek the face of the Lord with a fresh passion to bring His Kingdom through deliverance, healing of the soul and outstanding miracles.
The Source of our victory is on the inside – Christ the Hope of Glory in our hearts! (Col.1:27). While our eyes are fixed on the Lord and we draw from His power, the victory is assured.
“Greater is He that is within you than he that is in the world”
(1 John 4:4)
As we draw on the power of the Holy Spirit, He always leads us in triumph to diffuse that beautiful fragrance of the manifest presence of the Lord everywhere we go as we walk in the light of His countenance.
So don’t back up when the enemy comes against you or your loved ones. Advance full throttle in the power of the Holy Ghost and pursue the enemy (not the person, but the evil power behind the actions) until his head is crushed! That is the portion of every true believer in Christ: Victory!
Just like King David, it is important to pursue the enemy until he is conquered:
“I pursue my enemies and overtake them;
I do not turn back until they are wiped out.
I crush them, and they cannot get up;
they fall beneath my feet.
You have clothed me with strength for battle;
You subdue my adversaries beneath me.” Ps 18:36-37
Too often we tolerate the enemy, especially Jezebel who wants to control, manipulate and intimidate and her cohorts, the Python spirit, Leviathan and the Religious spirit.
“Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
Luke 10:19 KJV
This is a message for the Bride to arise in the anointing and power of the Holy Spirit and, like Jesus, healing everyone who is oppressed by the devil. (Acts 10:38)
We have to know our identity as a warrior, our purpose to establish the Kingdom of God, being motivated by divine love.
Identity: Being more than a conqueror through Him who loves us by His divine power on the inside and upon every true born-again, Spirit-filled believer.
Purpose: To set the captives free, opening prison doors, bringing beauty for ashes, oil of joy for those who mourn, garments of praise to our Lord and King – to be His witnesses in all the earth.
Motivation: Divine Love! (Divine love drives out all fear). The spotlight is not on us, it is on Jesus and what He came for – to destroy the works of the devil.
“For this purpose the Son of God was manifested that He might destroy the works of the devil”. (1 John 3:8)
While He was on earth He demonstrated the power of the Spirit for us, then He wrought the victory over the devil through His death on the cross. After His resurrection He commissioned His believers to do the same works He did while on earth and greater works. Then after His ascension, He poured out His equipping Spirit of power and might from on high through the baptism of the Holy Spirit with fire to establish His Kingdom. Hallelujah!
We invite you to watch the video on this subject: “The Warrior Bride”
Too often we tolerate the enemy, especially Jezebel who wants to control with witchcraft to manipulate and intimidate and her cohorts, the Python spirit, Leviathan and the Religious spirit.
”My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” Hosea 4:6 (KJV)
To help you identify the evil spirits at work in your life, we are in the process of preparing some teaching materials to equip you with knowledge to do effective warfare. So watch for the announcement to come forth in the coming weeks.
May God bless you with the anointing of an overcomer
Prophetic Word received for South Africa by Elsabe Briers-Bakkes on April 4th, 2017
PROPHETIC INTERCESSION IS POURING OVER SOUTH AFRICA LIKE A SOFT RAIN………..
I recently received a Word for SA:
The Word “Let the roar of the Lion of Judah arise in Africa” (see post of Feb.20th, 2017 on Fb page: https://www.facebook.com/unityinvoice/
This encounter was quickened to me by the Spirit again and as I prayerfully pondered this Word, I sensed that the Holy Spirit is pouring out Prophetic intercession over South Africa like a soft, penetrating rain, causing it to ignite hearts with passionate prayers and petitions before the Throne of Grace, resulting in the Lion of Judah’s roar to come forth in power!
Amos 3:8 “The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord God hath spoken, who can but prophesy?”
As people are coming together to pray and intercede for our country, positioning themselves in humility to hear the sound of heaven, the Lion of Judah shall start roaring and as the sound of His roar is released in prophetic decrees through different groups, I saw it reverberating in waves over the land by word of mouth and media. As we join this sound in “One Voice” the Lion’s roar will recalibrate the sound of the land from fear, despair, frustration and hopelessness to hope and faith. It will be watering the land with streams of living water, bringing forth new life in the spirit.
Isaiah 31:4 “For thus hath the Lord spoken unto me, Like as the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the Lord of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof.”
VISION: Then I saw a vision of crowds of people with picketing boards on which was written the Prophetic Word of the Lord.
I understood in the spirit that the Prophetic Word released by the Lion’s roar had taken root in their hearts and became like a slogan, which they carried over their heads (having taken over their minds, replacing fear and confusion) and it was coming out of their mouths as petitions before the throne of God.
They were not contending or protesting in the earth realm but their pleas, based on God’s own Word, were brought into the courts of heaven before the righteous Judge, awaiting His righteous judgment.
Luke 18: 7-8: ”And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
2 Chronicles 7:14 is coming alive in this season:
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
God is faithful to perform His Word and it shall not return to Him void, but shall accomplish everything that it was sent for! Hallelujah!
Father, in Jesus’ name we declare that it is Your Word of divine authority that will shift South Africa into alignment with Your Kingdom.
Let divine encounters come forth as we enter Your courts with praise, seeking Your face in the Holiest. Let the Lion of Judah roar into our hearts as we come to you in humble submission, interceding for divine intervention in our land. And as we roar with You, releasing Your sound into every facet of society, let the enemy’s plans be brought to nought by the authority and power of Your Word. Let Kingdom decrees reverberate through our land, filling the airways with the Lion’s roar, annihilating the threats of the devil. Your Name be glorified, Father, Your Kingdom come, Your will be done in South Africa as it is in heaven. Amen.
Now, let us position ourselves, joining with intercessory groups to do our part and be united in “ONE VOICE” with God’s voice, which is the final authority over our future and the destiny of South Africa.
“Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.”
I also want to encourage you to read the previous prophecies over South Africa and call it forth, bringing it into the heavenly court room.
http://stafp.com – 40 Fire Prophecies compiled by André Baard
http://elsabebriers.com/?page_id=683 – One Voice magazines and postings of other prophecies on FB
Finding Destiny in the Midst of Chaos, by Gretchen Rodriguez
Sometimes destiny unfolds in the most unusual circumstances. For me, everything changed when we moved back to the States, after serving on the mission field for nine years. We decided to move to California and become members of our dream church, Bethel. I was thrilled! Little did I know that a life-changing adventure was about to begin.
The journey with the Lord always guides us beyond ourselves. It leads us away from our “do” and straight into our “who”. This was exactly what I was about to discover. Though I fully believed I would continue in ministry, it wasn’t God’s top priority. His priority was, and always is, to help us understand exactly who we are in His eyes.
Weeks after being accepted on the church’s dance team, I injured my back. It was bad and I was devastated. I’d studied and taught ballet since I was three years old. I’d wanted to be on Bethel’s dance team for years. Now what was I going to do?
For six months, I did little more than lay flat. Though I wasn’t angry, I certainly had a lot of questions. We’ve all experienced times when God didn’t make sense and this was one of those times.
Have you ever felt like you were losing grip and unless God was hanging on to you, you’d be sucked into an emotional black hole? That’s how I felt. I had spent most of my life pouring into others through ministry and dance and now all I could do was—nothing. Nothing but focus on Him and worship. And that was all He wanted.
Though God never afflicts us with suffering and pain, He is the Master of reaching us in their midst. He began to teach me who I was, in greater depth than I had ever known.
During this time, God was fine-tuning my identity. Suddenly, I wasn’t Gretchen the missionary, Gretchen the dancer, or Gretchen the pastor. I was just—me. Known and loved by God. Hidden in His presence and enjoying every moment of it. I lost all desire to “do” anything. I was perfectly happy being a lovesick bride.
God knows how to use situations, which would otherwise bring devastation, and use them for our good. He’s a faithful Father. The victories we gain in the wilderness, become golden truths imprinted upon our souls, which can never be erased. Never despise the difficult times, because it is out of them that the greatest breakthroughs erupt.
From this place of total surrender, He resurrected a secret desire in my heart—a desire to become a writer. I began to take risks and do things I never thought I would. Titles no longer made me brave. His voice did. Courage lifted me up and wrapped me securely in His arms. I was strong because I found fulfillment in being His child.
I became a writer, not because I was searching for identity, but because I had found it. Out of heart-wrenching disappointment, I found my purpose—to be His and to be completely at peace with that and nothing more.
All that I did began to flow effortlessly from my love for Him. It was no longer about doing things to find my place, it was about doing things because I had found my reason for doing them.
Now, four years later, my back is getting stronger, I’m an assistant leader for our dance team and authoring books with Brian Simmons. Most importantly, I’ve learned how amazing it is to simply be me.
If you have found yourself in similar circumstances, where nothing is turning out the way you thought it would, hang on! You’re on the verge of your greatest breakthrough! God is calling you higher—to a life that challenges you in the most beautiful ways. He wants you to dream with Him, to hope in the face of countless disappointments, to believe in miracles, and to be so confident in His love for you that your life explodes with purpose!
“God, the searcher of the heart, knows fully our longings, yet he also understands the desires of the Spirit, because the Holy Spirit passionately pleads before God for us, his holy ones, in perfect harmony with God’s plan and our destiny.” Romans 8:27 The Passion Translation
Blessings, Gretchen Rodriguez
You can find Gretchen here: https://www.facebook.com/GretchenMureRodriguez/
Gretchen’s first book with Brian Simmons, Prayers on Fire 365 Days Praying the Psalms, can be found on Amazon and at Barnes and Noble.
I woke up with this verse this morning and then was led to the commentary from the Treasury of David that says it all:
“Who crowneth thee with loving kindness and tender mercies. Our Lord does nothing by halves, he will not stay his hand till he has gone to the uttermost with his people. Cleansing, healing, redemption, are not enough, he must needs make them kings and crown them, and the crown must be far more precious than if it were made of corruptible things, such as silver and gold; it is studded with gems of grace and lined with the velvet of lovingkindness; it is decked with the jewels of mercy, but made soft for the head to wear by a lining of tenderness. Who is like unto thee, O Lord! God himself crowns the princes of his family, for their best things come from him directly and distinctly; they do not earn the crown, for it is of mercy not of merit; they feel their own unworthiness of it, therefore he deals with tenderness; but lie is resolved to bless them, and, therefore, he is ever crowning them, always surrounding their brows with coronets of mercy and compassion. He always crowns the edifice which he commences, and where he gives pardon he gives acceptance too. “Since thou wast precious in my sight thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee.” Our sin deprived us of all our honours, a bill of attainder was issued against us as traitors; but he who removed the sentence of death by redeeming us from destruction, restores to us more than all our former honours by crowning us anew. Shall God crown us and shall not we crown him? Up, my soul, and cast thy crown at his feet, and in lowliest reverence worship him, who has so greatly exalted thee, as to lift thee from the dunghill and set thee among princes.” – Treasury of David – Commentary.
I am very excited about what God has in store for us, starting in March 2017 and, while praying into it, the Lord has quickened it to my heart to share the keys we need to access the promises for our destiny through prophetic release, staking our claims in the spirit.
Many times we miss our opportunties, simply because we do not know how to tap into God’s purposes for our lives.
Just like Abram, creating an Ishmael through trying to “help” God, we can get impatient and cause the arm of the flesh to work against us, causing us unnecessary pain and problems.
Doubt, fear and unbelief can also cause great obstacles on our path and prevent us from entering into our Promised Land.
Seeing that there is so much promised for March 2017, we want to encourage you to watch this webinar to get positioned for God’s greater glory.
God has recently given me a very vivid dream regarding the number 17 and how it relates to March 17, 2017 – signifying double blessings of victorious breakthrough that will start manifesting.
In another dream I woke up with Romans 4:17 (note the number 17 again!):
Romans 4:17: As it is written: “I have made you a father of many nations.” — He is our father in the presence of God, in whom he believed, the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being what does not yet exist. 18Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as he had been told, “So shall your offspring be.”…
While I am writing, I hear the Lord saying, “A Turnaround is coming, where impossible-looking circumstances are going to TURN AROUND as God’s glory is poured out!” This is so EXCITING! BELIEVE, EXPECT and CALL FORTH those things that are not just as though it were!
To get tuned in we want to recommend you listening to the short, POWERFUL prophetic Word released regarding March 17th.
The Webinar details are in the side bar.
If you cannot watch it live there will also be a replay available – only for those who register:
PLEASE SHARE THIS WORD AND THE LINK WITH ALL YOUR FRIENDS! WE ARE IN A BREAKTHROUGH SEASON!
Overflowing blessings are about to be poured out!!!
THIS IS A KAIROS TIME to access new realms in the spirit, discovering secrets and mysteries in hidden places. There is a trumpet call of the Spirit to come through the open door of revelation, by the blood of Jesus Christ into higher dimensions of His glory.(Rev.4)
I have also repeatedly heard that God is opening double doors of blessing in this season – especially in the month of March and that oily alignments are going to come forth through divine appointments and new connections in order to fulfill God’s destiny for our lives.
The KEY OF DAVID (IS: 22:22) resembles the governmental authority to open and shut, to give access or deny access.
Is.22:22 “I will place on his shoulder the key to the house of David; what he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.”
The Keys of the Kingdom (to bind and to loose) are similar and both signify the authority that we have received a kings and priests unto our God to reign on the earth. (Rev.1:4/ Rev.5:10).
God can give His trusted friends (who do HIs will on the earth) to lock, shut up and close gates and doors to demonic infiltration, stopping the works of the enemy.
To learn more about these keys and the power to open and shut gates, you can watch the video,
KEYS, DOORS, GATES AND OPEN HEAVENS
During worship I received this vision-Word on February 15th (Elsabe Briers-Bakkes)
As I was worshiping, I saw a blinding light coming to me from the right, but I couldn’t distinguish any form until it stopped before me and the Lord emerged as the roaring Lion, asking me, “Will you roar with Me?”
It was a compelling invitation to me, but I sensed that it was also for His bride. I realized that this was a very weighty invitation, not to be taken lightly, with the fear of the Lord all over me. I broke up, weeping, saying, “Yes, Lord!” and started worshiping Him in the glory as the One who Reigns and rules – my Lord and King – undone in His Presence. It was a stepping-in to a higher release of authority with the ruling Sword on the King’s orders.
Then I saw myself in bridal attire, but it was as if I was representing the company of the bride of Christ, hand-in hand with Him, taking her up to higher places in Zion and Him conveying to her that out of this deeper intimacy He wants the heart of His bride to be so joined to His that she can express His heart, His thoughts, receiving His glorious shifting Word in the spirit to ROAR His prophetic decrees into the areas He shows her where the enemy has invaded and wants to invade. It was not only for her own needs, but especially for the nations. (Ps.2).
I knew He was summoning the warrior bride to use His flaming sword to destroy the frequencies of the enemy over circumstances and over the nations (Ps.2) through prophetic decrees empowered by His roar in ruling authority, setting things in order and shifting that which is out of sync with His will into alignment. (Ps.149)
While sharing this with someone over the phone, the anointing came upon me and I heard the Word, “Let the roar of the Lion of Judah arise in Africa”. Let us declare this in unity as His warrior-bride!
Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/my_videos?o=U
LIVING A LIFE OF VICTORY – ALWAYS!
I heard in the Spirit: IT IS TIME! – to be properly equipped and armed (with the Sword of the Spirit) to maintain your VICTORY in all circumstances!
The Hebraic Year 5777 started in October and is marked by the Sword of the Lord, which spells victory (Nr 17), going into the Gregorian year 2017.
I have been made very aware that there will be confrontations by the enemy of our souls who comes “as” a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. That is why there is much emphasis on the Sword! We have to have our swords sharpened and polished and on the ready (speaking of being saturated with the Word of the Lord) as our daily bread that we feed on – our sustenance, as well as our empowerment by the Spirit to wage war and not lose ground, but enforce the Kingdom!
IT IS TIME! – to know your proper IDENTITY to arise in AUTHORITY against all opposition of the enemy, taking DOMINION to rule and reign with Christ in VICTORIOUS LIVING! He is the Lion of the tribe of Judah and He reigns!
JOIN US for the LIVE GLOBAL WEBINAR SERIES, “LIVING A LIFESTYLE OF VICTORY – ALWAYS!” to receive key strategies in order to OVERCOME all the wiles of the enemy.
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Blessing you with VICTORIOUS LIVING – ALWAYS!
LEAPING ON THE SOUND OF PRAISE DECREES – ONTO HIGHER GROUND BY THE EMPOWERING OF THE SPIRIT.
As I was pondering 2017, I had the impression of people standing on a high mountain top (being able to see far into the distance), facing a deep ravine, separating them from an even higher mountain top. One by one the people started raising their voices like trumpets, releasing sound that reverberated over the surrounding mountain tops. Then some of them started leaping over the ravine, as if carried on the sound of praise, landing on on a higher elevation in an atmosphere of great victory. The number 17 signifies victory!
I sensed that the trumpeting sounds were faith decrees that were made according to the prophetic promises of God over their lives. The interesting part was that they were “praise-decrees” that had the power to catapult them over the seemingly insurpassable ravine onto even higher ground than before.
It is also significant that they were already standing on a high mountain top, signifying that they were people of worship, pursuing and enjoying God’s presence. For those there is the encouragement that even higher experiences in the glory await them – what the eye hasn’t seen, the ear hasn’t heard and nobody could even imagine!
FRAMING 2017 WITH THE WORD OF GOD
OVER YOUR LIFE!
I want to encourage each of you to take hold of God’s Word over your life as you cross over into 2017 with fresh vision and hope, declaring it boldly in full assurance of faith, expecting the manifestation of His promises in great victory and embracing the “New thing” that is springing forth even now as you frame your world with God’s Word.
“Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” Hebrews 11:3 KJV
Isaiah 55:11King James Version (KJV)
“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”
Blessing each of you with God’s goodness and grace for 2017!