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.. America: The Great Awakening

By Veronika West

 

 

 

“Let us go onto maturity; Let the great shaking bring to birth The Greatest Awakening!

 

Friends, we need to get Revelation that God’s Ways are not our ways! God’s Thoughts are not our thoughts — they are higher!

 

 

…I despair at the volume of Prophetic Words that continue to say that God is just going remove everything and everyone who seems to stand in our way — or in the way of a certain and desired outcome in a situation. This is immaturity, and must stop!

 

 

We must resist an “escapism mindset” — but rather — we must allow the shaking to fully awaken us to who we are in Christ and take our place on the battlefield and fight.

 

 

Let the pain, the pressure and the relentless attacks cause us to dig our heels in deeper, and become as the violent that must take the kingdom by force!

 

 

…God hardened Pharaoh’s heart, that he may display His Power and Glory.

 

 

…God used Potiphar’s wife to propel Joseph into prison, so that God could prepare Joseph for ruling and reigning.

 

 

…God used the violent storm to teach Peter to walk on water.

 

 

…God used Judas as an instrument to bring to fulfillment the greatest victory.

 

 

…I could go on all day mentioning how God uses unconventional and unexpected ways to bring into manifestation his perfect will and purposes…

 

 

Friends, let us go onto maturity!

 

 

Yesterday, during my prayer time, The Father suddenly showed me a beautiful Pearl, and my own Nation and The Nation of America came up before me.

 

 

I heard The Spirit say, “Fear not! But only look to the Oyster in the shell that lies in the depths of the sea, deeply buried and surrounded by the stillness and the darkness of the great deep.

 

I say, it’s time to look, and look again, for My Seven Spirits are now brooding and hovering over you.

 

 

So, open your eyes my beloved, and come up higher, and you will see beyond this place of testing and momentary tribulation.

 

For in this time of Relentless Irritation, Constant Aggravation and Divine Disruption that is taking place in this Nation.

 

 

Though all hope may seem lost and there are little signs of new life, fear not! For in this time of seeming destruction, My Heart toward you is for good and not for evil — not to harm you, nor to destroy you — nor to punish you!

 

 

And if you think that it is, surely you do not know Me, nor do you discern correctly the times nor the seasons that you are in!

 

 

For My Heart is for you, and My mighty Governing Hand is moving on your behalf!

Yes! For My Thoughts towards you are more numerous than the grains of sands on the sea bed, from where you lay.

 

 

For I know and I have heard of the dreams and the visions that is in the heart of My Remanent, for this great Nation, and this has moved and ministered to Me.

 

 

But My beloved, know this, I too have a Dream and a Vision for this land — a Dream and a Vision so great and so wondrous that the eyes of men have not yet seen, nor hearts or minds of men yet comprehended.

 

 

A Dream and a Vision that I, and only I, The Great I AM, shall bring to pass in the days ahead!

 

So, I say again, to you My Beloved America, do not loose heart in this time of great Upheaval, Change and Transition.

 

But know this, I AM changing and transforming your heart in the midst of the pain and the pressures, and that in this hour of great trial that is upon you, is not for your destruction, but for The Divine Purpose of producing Pearls of Great Price, that will impact and influence The Nations of the earth for an eternity!”

 

 

Blessings to you all.

 

By Veronika West

 

 

 

 

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When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

 By Greg Laurie

 

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“For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!”

—2 Corinthians 4:17

 

When my granddaughter Stella was a toddler, I took her to a frozen yogurt store. She had been learning to wipe her mouth with a napkin, and it was fun to watch her take a bite of yogurt and then wipe her mouth. But then she saw a napkin on the sidewalk and reached down to pick it up.

 

“Stella, no!” I said. “That’s a dirty napkin. Let’s get you a clean napkin.”

 

She looked at me in confusion. She didn’t understand why that napkin wasn’t good enough. But I understood because I was a little wiser than she was.

 

The same is true of our relationship with God. He is wiser than we are. And when God tells us not to do something, it’s for a good reason.

 

Even if we’re going through something difficult right now, we must realize that God loves us. The apostle Paul wrote, “For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!” (2 Corinthians 4:17 NLT).

 

Satan, however, will challenge this truth. That was the case with Job, whose friends basically said, “God must not love Job. Otherwise, these calamities wouldn’t have befallen him. Job must have committed some gross sin.”

 

Yet the very opposite was true. God said of Job, “He is the finest man in all the earth. He is blameless—a man of complete integrity. He fears God and stays away from evil” (Job 1:8 NLT).

 

Satan used the same approach in the Garden of Eden when he said to Eve, in effect, “If God really loved you, He would let you eat from any tree in the garden.” But that was a lie.

 

We must realize that God loves us and is always looking out for our eternal benefit.

 

 

 

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“Discern Your New Opportunities!”

By Andrew Towe

 

 

 

Economic Expansion and Favor for the People of God

 

 

I heard the Lord say, “In the midst of chaos, global downturn and even famine, My people will have economic expansion. I am giving heavenly downloads and strategic ideas to prosper My people. They must discern the opportunities that I am presenting to them. Don’t miss this moment. Innovation and creativity will be stirred and flow through them for this hour. There will be favor upon My Church, and the world will take notice.

 

 

Seize Your God-Given Opportunity!

 

 

“It is necessary for your ear to be tuned to the frequency of the Holy Spirit, for He will lead and guide you into the right moment to seize your God-given opportunity. Do not be afraid to step into it! Reject and bind the spirit of fear. Its grip will keep you locked out, but faith in My Word is the key that opens the doors I have prepared for you.”

 

 

I sought the Lord to further reveal what He meant about the OPPORTUNITIES He would be giving to His people. I searched the definition of the word “opportunity” and found that it means:

 

 

1. “an appropriate or favorable time or occasion”

2. “a situation or condition favorable for attainment of a goal”

3. “a good position, chance, or prospect, as for advancement or success”

 

 

Be an Agent of Change

 

 

I heard the Lord tell me to turn to Genesis 26, where I read about a famine in Canaan during the time of Isaac. Because of the famine, Isaac was tempted to go to Egypt, but God stopped him and gave him specific instructions not to go to Egypt but to stay in Gerar. God had a plan to confirm His covenant and prosper him there.

 

 

“Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father; and I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of Heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.” (Gen. 26:3-4)

 

 

 

 

God is giving you an opportunity to be an agent of change. While some current circumstances look dire, and it seems as if famine has taken hold in many areas of this land, our provision does not come through man’s economy. We live according to God’s Kingdom economy. He will cause your seed to multiply just as He did for Isaac, and you will prosper in the time of famine.

 

 

Creative Concepts and Witty Inventions

 

 

“Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him.” (Gen. 26:12)

 

 

Notice that Isaac sowed in the land of famine. His obedience caused a supernatural acceleration to hit his seed, and he received a hundredfold return in the same year.

 

 

Many believe that God gave Isaac an idea for an irrigation system that would bring water from wells to water his crops and cause them to grow and multiply.

 

 

I heard the Spirit of the Lord say, “I will give creative concepts and witty inventions that will cause My people to prosper.”

 

 

“I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.” (Pro. 8:12)

 

 

Obedience Will Claim the Opportunity

 

 

It wasn’t Isaac’s skill, but his obedience that caused the blessing of the Lord. He acted on God’s word and seized the moment! He laid claim to his OPPORTUNITY! And the world took notice of God’s blessing upon him, “…and the Philistines envied him” (Gen. 26:14).

 

 

Just as God did for Isaac, He is preparing to do the same for you.

 

 

God Is Turning It Back on the Enemy

 

 

Current events have caused many to fall into the trap of worry and fear. There are real concerns regarding the stock market, inflation and food shortages; but you watch and see how God will turn the economic crisis on the enemy.

 

 

Discerning Between What Is Good and What Is God

 

 

God’s people will be presented with new opportunities that will release increase in their lives. These opportunities, though, are going to require discernment. You must discern between what is just good and what is God. Isaac could have gone to Egypt where there was provision, but God told him no.

 

 

I heard the Lord say, “Be careful of what voice and reports you listen to in this hour. Spend time seeking after Me and listening for My voice. This will tune your ears to hear, and you will find Me.”

 

God’s promise to you is this: “You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart” (Jer. 29:13).

 

 

His Voice Will Lead You to Victory!

 

 

After David became king over Israel, the Philistines gathered against David (2 Sam. 5:17). King David did not rush to war against them by his own wisdom, for David had the secret weapon of prayer and inquiring of the Lord for His direction.

 

 

“And David enquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go up to the Philistines? wilt Thou deliver them into mine hand? And the LORD said unto David, Go up: for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into thine hand.” (2 Sam. 5:19)

David defeated the Philistines that day and said, “…The LORD hath broken forth upon mine enemies before me, as the breach of waters. Therefore, he called the name of that place Baalperazim” (2 Sam. 5:20). I declare to you that you are coming into your place of breakthrough! Be ready to get new strategies. What worked before will not work now.

 

 

Remarkably, the Philistines regrouped and came up AGAIN, and once again David inquired of the Lord. This time, God instructed him not to go up but to go behind them and wait for the sound.

 

 

“And let it be, when thou hearest the sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt bestir thyself: for then shall the LORD go out before thee, to smite the host of the Philistines.” (2 Sam. 5:24)

What worked before with the Philistines was not God’s plan for this battle.

You must keep seeking the Lord, and you can expect His voice to lead you into victory. In this season of opportunity, refuse to stare at the uncertainty; instead, allow the Lord to show you your vast opportunity!

 

 

 

By Andrew Towe
Ramp Church Chattanooga 
Email: andrew.towe@theramp.org
Website: andrewtowe.org 

 

 

Andrew Towe is an emerging prophetic voice to this generation! Andrew preaches the Word of God with fire, inviting God’s manifested presence to fall, with signs and wonders occurring in his services. He has also authored a new book titled, “The Triple Threat Anointing.” Andrew and his wife Brooke are the lead pastors of Ramp Church Chattanooga, and they reside in Chattanooga, TN along with their two children. Andrew travels extensively, preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Wherever he ministers, lives are changed, faith is strengthened, and expectation is ignited.

 

 

 

 

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THE CROWN RIGHTS OF KING JESUS 

By Ron McGatlin

 

 

Most of the world today is unfamiliar with the concept and function of a true kingdom. The greatest form of government is a real kingdom with a benevolent king that rules by love.

 

Probably the worst government in the world is a kingdom with a selfish, unloving, tyrant king.

 

In a true kingdom, the word of the king is unchallengeable and there is no room for debate or disagreement.

 

In a kingdom, with a benevolent love-filled king, the people know that the love of the benevolent king will cause the decisions of the king to be the best thing for all concerned.

 

There is no voting in a true kingdom. However, there is opportunity and even responsibility to petition or pray to the king regarding needs and desires to let the king know of your need.

 

In a true kingdom, the king owns everything and has the, final say over all things within the kingdom. He gives all things out to worthy servants to steward for him. The love of the king is absorbed into the people and establishes the atmosphere for the whole kingdom to work together and prosper.

 

In general things move much more quickly and smoothly in a kingdom than in other forms of government. A sovereign king can make decisions without debate, arguments, and conflicting opinions, which can complicate and slow the process.

 

Love for the king and one another causes each part of the kingdom to work together with others, not for personal gain or prideful boasting but for the wellbeing of all.

 

KING JESUS LORD OF ALL

 

 

Christ Jesus is the rightful sovereign King of this world. All works of governance on earth are rightfully to be subjected unto and obedient to the one King unto whom all things have been committed. (1 Timothy 6:14-16) (1 Corinthians 15:24-28) (Colossians 1:15-20).

 

Father God in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit is the expression of the kingdom dominion of all things in the created realm of existence.

 

All authority rests in King Jesus. Any authority that exalts itself above the true King and His kingdom is anti-Christ and out of the order of God’s design for His created world. (Matthew 28:18).

 

Christ Jesus the reigning Son of God is bringing many sons to glory to reign with Him on earth as joint Heirs of Father God. The many sons of God are beginning to reign on earth in and with King Jesus the Lord of all. (Hebrews 2:8-11)

 

As a remnant on earth, sons and daughters of God are being prepared by being cleansed of darkness and filled with the pure love of God.

 

Communion with God opens the way for our spirits to be filled to overflowing with His perfect love, power, and wisdom to fully walk in the Spirit as grown-up Sons of God, in whom King Jesus fully abides. Our spirit becomes as His Spirit in this world as we abide in Him at the throne of Father God in Heaven. (Romans 8:1-3) (1 John 4:17).

 

Much cleansing and preparation is taking place among the sons of God. It may seem to us that our lives are passing away. Truly sons and daughters of God are losing their old lives as we become empty vessels for God to fill with the pure love, power and wisdom of King Jesus abiding in us. (Colossians 1:26-27).

 

There is nothing more worthy to live for or seek after apart from the consummation of pure love with God in King Jesus who is our life. (Matthew 6:33).

 

The remnant of God’s maturing sons and daughters multiplying on earth are arising to establish the seed of the kingdom of God in Christ Jesus manifested and demonstrated into the world. The whole world will be exposed to the true light and love of God and many will lose their lives to become His life. (Matthew 24:14) (Romans 8:18-22).

 

Nothing that exalts itself against God will remain after the cleansing works of God. (Isaiah 2:10-21).

 

BEYOND THE CLEANSING JUDGMENTS

 

The coming of Christ Jesus, Yeshua Messiah manifesting in and among His redeemed purified Sons of God is at hand to remove the false kingdom and fully establish the reality of the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven. (Revelation 11:15).

 

There are two mystery or spirit symbolic or allegorical pattern cities that can rule the earth. And we the Body and Bride of Christ choose which one will rule on earth. Babylon is the pattern city of evil darkness and New Jerusalem is the pattern city of the light of God. (Revelation Chapters 18 and 21).

 

The world has been and is now largely ruled by the counterfeit false usurping kingdom of darkness called Babylon in the Bible.

 

Babylon is a false usurping system that now dominates most world governance. The government systems of state that are not under God as a part of the kingship of King Jesus are of anti-Christ and are opposed to the rule of God.

 

New Jerusalem is a biblical term for God’s heavenly kingdom system ruling on earth. Specifically, it refers to the Bride of Christ. New Jerusalem is the spiritual ruling city of God on earth that sets the patterns for all the world to be ruled under King Jesus.

 

The New Jerusalem is now coming down from heaven forming the patterns of God’s Kingdom of love, righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit within the maturing sons and daughters of God.

 

Old patterns of the Babylonian style of life on earth must come down to make room for the New Jerusalem patterns to be formed upon the foundations of Christ Jesus Messiah and King of all. All that has gone before of the workings of God in man and the great price that has been paid by the saints of old are all preparation for the time at hand of the forever rule of God in Christ Jesus, King of kings and Lord of lords. (Hebrews 11).

 

Only that which is of God shall remain beyond the great cleansing judgments of the pure holy love of God in Christ and Christ in His chosen humble people of His love. (Revelation 21:7)

 

DEPTH OF SINCERITY BEYOND ALL REASON

 

What else on earth is truly more important than the mission of Christ Jesus King and Lord in and through your life and mine bringing heaven and earth and all things together as one?

 

There is nothing in this world to give our lives to that is more worthy than Christ in us the reality of GLORY. We can now become the living sacrifice truly alive with joy unspeakable and full of glory. (Romans 12:1-2).

 

“Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Luke 12:32.

 

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 MEDITATIONS ON THE TRUE CHRISTIAN LIFE

By Glenn H. Jackson

 

 

______...."This book of the law [the Word of God] shall not depart from [always be in] your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful [take heed] to do according to all that is written in it; for THEN you will make your way prosperous, and THEN you will have success".... Joshua 1:8 NASB

 

 

 

WHAT THE RESURRECTION GIVES US

 

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*____Hear this Scripture : John 6:47, "He that believeth hath eternal life," or he that acts upon the Word that God has spoken, has Eternal Life the moment that he acts. The man outside of Christ cannot confess the Lordship of Jesus and declare that he knows Christ died for his sins and arose when He was justified, without receiving the Nature and Life of God.

 

____You ask, what is the greatest miracle of all the miracles connected with Redemption?

 

____It is not the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus, because the Father and the Son were working together in that. But the greatest miracle happens when a man receives Eternal Life, when a child of the devil become a Child of God. Notice again: When a man who is spiritually dead passes out of the realm of Satan into the realm of Life (into the Kingdom of the Son of God's Love) that is the miracle of miracles.

 

____To the sense knowledge man, the Resurrection is the greatest miracle, because that is something the senses can register. But the New Birth is an unseen miracle. It is in the Spirit Realm. Man's soul or reasoning faculties cannot be Born Again. They cannot receive the Nature of God independent of his spirit. His spirit is the part of him that is Recreated.

 

____2 Corinthians 5:17-21 had become a Reality the moment Jesus carried His blood into the Holy of Holies and sat down at the right hand of the Father. Now a man can accept Christ and know that the moment he does, he becomes a New Creation. The old things of his life have passed away, and behold all are become new; and all these things are of God, who has reconciled that man to Himself through Jesus Christ.

 

____What a miracle the New Creation is! Think of taking a man out of the very dregs of our modern civilization and Recreating him in a single moment from a convict to a Son of God.

 

____And not only that, but notice that 21st verse. Here God whispers, "Him who knew no sin, I made to become sin, that I might make you my righteousness in Christ."

 

____That is the Father speaking, and the moment you accept Christ as your Savior and confess Him as your Lord, that moment you become the Righteousness of God in Christ.

 

____We could stop here, for this is enough to thrill the ages, but we haven't reached the climax of Redemption yet. I Corinthians 1:9, "God is faithful, through whom ye were called into the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord."

 

 

 

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"From Fiery Tests to Radical Exploits" 

By Jenn Nestler

 

 

 

We are entering the days of great Kingdom exploits. God is commissioning many to take dominion! Justice is about to be released in the earth, but God will only release great Kingdom exploits through those He can trust.

 

To be trusted with God's heart—to carry and birth the things He deeply values—will first require tests of preparation. God will not pour out His glory upon the works of the flesh or even upon the good ideas of man. In order to carry and birth the things of God, they must be born of the Spirit. They must be carried by purified vessels who have been prepared through the testing of great fires.

 

Just as with certain physical seeds, where they can only germinate when exposed to the heat of a great fire, so it is with some of the spiritual seeds inside of us; they can only germinate when exposed to great fire. Make no mistake, salvation is free, but the anointing will cost you. When we ask for the fire of God to come upon our lives, we don't get to choose what burns. Jesus is worthy of it all!

 

The Fiery Tests of Preparation

 

We can learn a great deal from viewing the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus, through a prophetic lens. Her life was marked by the great privilege, honor and blessing to birth the Redemption of the entire world. Yet she was not exempt from the great testing that this required of her.

 

Though the fiery tests listed below are not all-encompassing, I pray that they bring clarity and encouragement, helping to equip you as you embrace the purifying fires of preparation in order to be a vessel fit to serve the King.

 

  1. The Fiery Test of a Radical Call

 

Anyone can live a life of simple devotion, but embracing a radical call from the Lord will require embracing a radical surrender and radical faith that sees from the lens of Heaven, persevering against every hindrance.

 

God is looking for radical lovers who will relinquish their plans, dreams and even their reputations to embrace the way of the Cross that leads to a wild, holy and supernatural life, releasing the glory of God into the earth. The passionate devotion of these radical lovers is not based in fruitless, religious striving but in the vibrant and passionate devotion of a lovesick Bride who is just as jealous for her Bridegroom as He is for her.

 

Receiving a radical call from the Lord will require:

• radical consecration
• radical devotion
• radical obedience
• radical surrender
• radical faith
• radical testing

 

God is looking for those who are willing to embrace the fires of testing, fully yielding their hearts like Mary, who cried out, "Be it unto me, Lord!" (See Luke 1:38.)

 

God is looking for those who are willing to:

• embrace His baptism of love and holy fire
• fully devote their lives to His purposes
• go wherever He leads, no matter what it looks like

 

Kingdom key: Don't be surprised by the fires of great testing that come in order to be trusted to carry the heart of God! The cost of a radical call is high, but the privilege of being trusted with radical encounters, resulting in the conception of radical seeds and bringing forth radical Kingdom exploits, is priceless beyond measure.

 

2. The Fiery Test of War

 

When the Kingdom of God advances, the kingdom of darkness will try to advance as well. Just as Jesus was to be born (the ultimate form of the Kingdom birthed on Earth), Herod, the ruler of Israel, sent orders to kill every male child two years of age and under. The kingdom of darkness wasn't threatened by a frail, helpless Seed of a baby. No, all of Hell was threatened by what the Seed would become—the salvation of the entire world and the government of God established in the earth.

 

Just as the devil warred to kill Jesus, the promise of God, while still in seed form, he wars against Believers in the same way today. He wars to kill the seed of the Kingdom within the saints before the Kingdom purposes they carry can grow to maturity, being fully manifest in the earth. Make no mistake, there is a war in the heavenlies, and the battle is still raging, but King Jesus has already won.

 

God is looking for those are who willing to:

• master the art of war
• radically war to protect the seed of promise
• enforce the victory of the Cross in the earth

 

"Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle." (Psalm 144:1 ESV)

 

Kingdom key: When God plants the seed of great vision within you, don't be surprised if all Hell comes to destroy you and the seed you are carrying. Don't despise the war, as the fires of war and adversity are maturing you.

 

3. The Fiery Test of Isolation

 

A stigma is often attached to carrying the things of God. Who would have believed that Mary—a young virgin girl in her teenage years—could be overshadowed by the Holy Spirit, conceiving the Son of God? Can you imagine trying to explain that to others, especially in light of the cultural norms of the day?

 

Just as with Mary, the seed of the Lord within you can be controversial. It can elicit an isolating stigma of unbelief from others. Some may doubt the seed in you is from God, especially if it was conceived in unconventional ways. You may lose friends and family. You may even lose your reputation or have your character questioned in the process.

 

It can be very lonely when others don't understand what God has planted within you. You may feel frustrated trying to explain what you can't fully even see or understand yourself. But this fiery test of isolation is necessary to burn away every trace of pride, the fear of man or need for validation from anyone other than God.

 

God is looking for those are who willing to:

• walk alone in order to carry the purposes of God
• be misunderstood
• believe His promises even when others doubt
• steward His promises even in times of hiddenness
• trust God even when they don't understand
• not be offended when others don't understand
• not give in to the fear of man or seek outside validation

 

A radical call often requires a radical path and radical faith, but angelic assistance and God's provision will also be released to you. Just as God sent an angel to Joseph, the realm of Heaven will be opened over you to provide assistance to you.

 

Kingdom key: Don't be surprised if you have to walk alone to protect the seed inside you. This protects the baby hidden in the womb until it is fully formed and strong enough to survive outside the womb. You may even lose your reputation, but there is no greater reward than to lose your reputation in order to receive the Lord’s.

 

4. The Fiery Test of Waiting

 

The time of waiting is the time of preparation. The one who enters the fiery wilderness of waiting is not the same as the one who comes out. The waiting is necessary! To give birth prematurely would result in the death of the baby and could even jeopardize the life of the mother.

 

It's important to guard your vision and allow patience to perfect its work in you during the wilderness of waiting. Just as the time of waiting is necessary for a mother's body to stretch and accommodate the growing baby, so too must our hearts, minds and spirits stretch to accommodate a healthy and growing baby.

 

The waiting, the stretching and the time of preparation can seem to drag on as the baby within us grows. Patience with the timing of the Lord and waiting can feel hard as things become more cumbersome and uncomfortable. The greater the discomfort, the closer you are to birthing your promises. God is not keeping things from you—He is keeping things for you.

 

"But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing." (James 1:4 NKJV)

 

God is looking for those are who willing to:

• wait upon Him
• allow patience to perfect its work
• allow themselves to be stretched in the waiting
• lean into the uncomfortable stretching
• hold fast and not give up or abort their promise in the wilderness

Kingdom key: Don't be surprised if you are tempted to lose your vision or become apathetic, bored or even fearful of the expanding cost to bring forth the purposes of God. The greater the discomfort, the closer you are to birthing the manifestation of God's promises. Trust God—it's worth the wait.

 

5. The Fiery Test of Rejection

 

After a time of what may have felt like endless waiting, the first contractions of labor can initially be exciting. Something is finally happening! Finally, there is a shift. The initial excitement, however, can soon give way to great fatigue and sometimes even fear of the unknown as labor progresses. The grace for carrying the promise can often lift as the pain of labor sets in. The more intense the pain is, the closer you are to your promise!

 

"She gave birth to her firstborn Son. She wrapped Him snugly in strips of cloth and laid Him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them." (Luke 2:7 NLT) 

 

 

It can be disheartening to finally arrive at the point of delivery only to not have a safe place to give birth. Not everyone is going to welcome you or make room for you. Not everyone will recognize what you are carrying and birthing. Sometimes, your rejection is your greatest protection. God will prepare and lead you to the right place to give birth, but it can often look nothing like you imagined. While we need to count the cost of our yes, and may even want to question the place God brings us to birth, is there really any other option than to trust Him?

 

The promise in the midst of contradiction creates spiritual discomfort! Don't abort the discomfort. Don't abort the process of birthing because it's not what you expected. Lean into the discomfort. Trust the place that God leads you.

 

 

God is looking for those who are willing to:

• lay down their pride
• lay down their own understanding
• persevere even when they are rejected
• trust the place where God leads them to birth
• trust His direction and path

 

Kingdom key: Don't be surprised if there is no room at the inn, or if you experience rejection and can't birth the seed of God in you within your own home town. What seems like rejection can be your greatest protection. Trust God to lead you to the place of birth.

 

6. The Fiery Test of Fortitude

 

When your baby is finally birthed, it is so joyous, but that's when the real work sets in to nurture, care for and raise your baby. In addition to times of great joy, you will also experience times of great exhaustion when stewarding your promise.

 

 

This is a lifelong journey. Will you remain faithful when the initial excitement wears off? Will you remain faithful when challenges come? Will you steward the promises of God well? Kingdom family and friends can be so invaluable to help hold you up when you feel as if you can't stand on your own anymore. A radical promise will often require a radical tenacity. Do not give up.

 

 

God is looking for those who are willing to:

• remain faithful after the excitement wears off
• remain faithful when life gets hard
• steward their promise well
• embrace a radical tenacity and fortitude

 

Kingdom key: Don't be surprised if your promise is more work than you bargained for. Being faithful for the long haul qualifies you to reap the blessings and rewards of stewarding your promise well.

 

7. The Fiery Test of Offense

 

When Mary was pregnant with Jesus, she probably imagined the promise God gave her would look much different than how it seemed to turn out. She probably believed Jesus would conquer Rome and maybe even vindicate her in the eyes of others who may have scorned her for claiming to carry and birth the Son of God.

 

After spending years of her life tending and caring for the Promise God gave her, she had to watch her Promise die a horrible and humiliating death. As Mary watched Jesus die on the Cross, surely her heart must have broken and felt as if it had died too. All her hopes and dreams, how she thought life would be, were all dying right before her eyes, and she was powerless to stop it. I imagine that Mary may have had to wrestle over deep anger with God. She must have cried, "But, God, it shouldn't be this way!”

 

God is looking for those who are willing to:

• relinquish their own plans
• give up the right to tell God how it should be
• remain unoffended by the path He allows their lives to take
• embrace suffering, humiliation and shame for the sake of the Cross

 

Kingdom key: Don't be surprised if God's plans look nothing like what you thought they would. They could come in a package that we could choose to despise. God will offend our minds to reveal our hearts. Will we live a radically surrendered life to the Lord and give up the right to be offended by God's ways?

 

8. The Fiery Test of Death

 

Fire-activated seeds are seeds that can only germinate when exposed to great fire! These seeds can lie dormant for years, and only when set ablaze by intense fire does the hard coating on these seeds crack open, allowing them to bloom. Just as these seeds must be exposed to fire in order to bloom, so too must our lives be submitted to the fire of God as He burns away the hard seed coating of identity that our promise could be wrapped in.

 

Mary had to fully surrender her plan for Jesus' life in exchange for trusting God and His plans and purposes; she had to surrender Him even to death. Our identity that was wrapped up in our promise will die. This death has to happen in order to empty ourselves of any worldly identity or status our promise may bring and, instead, exchange those things at the fiery altar of death in order for resurrection power to fill us with our true identity, which is found only in the Lord. 

 

Are you willing to let your promise die? Are you willing to give up everything in order to receive a divine exchange? Resurrection life can only spring forth when we first experience death. Death always precedes resurrection power. Will we allow the fire of testing to burn away every last shred of flesh? There is a cost to the anointing.

 

God is looking for those who are willing to:

• stand in radical faith
• believe His promises even when the fires of life seem to have killed their promise
• fully relinquish their identity in what they produce, and, instead, choose to find their identity in who God says they are
• allow the fire of God to burn away every last shred of flesh
• let their promise die in order for resurrection life to come forth

 

Kingdom key: Don't be surprised if great fire consumes you and your promise doesn't look like what you thought it would. It's only by living a life of radical obedience, even unto the fires of death, that great resurrection life and power can come forth.

The Purpose of Testing

 

When you possess something of great value, you don't entrust that to just anyone. You make sure the person is trustworthy, has character and will care for it properly. If that is the case for us as humans, how much more is that the case for a holy God?

 

God doesn't test us in order to punish us. God doesn't delight in our suffering. God tests us to make sure that we are worthy of stewarding His promises well (which are His heart).

 

We cannot bring forth the purposes of God until we have submitted to the fiery tests of preparation that result in our brokenness, dependency and radical obedience to God. We must submit to the fiery tests of purification so that we become purified and emptied vessels fit to be filled by the King.

 

God is looking for those who are willing to:

• give their hearts completely to Him
• surrender their own will and desires for His
• steward His purposes well
• trust God and not lean on their own understanding
• faithfully carry and steward His purposes in the earth

 

Kingdom key: Make no mistake, being trusted to carry out great Kingdom exploits will cost you, but the promises are so much bigger than we can imagine. A radical call will require a radical path and radical faith, but it will result in radical vision, radical blessings and radical fruit. This call will produce radical Kingdom exploits that release God's plans and purposes on Earth.

 

It's Time to Birth Radical Kingdom Exploits

 

God is looking for a passionately devoted, lovesick Bride who is just as jealous for her Bridegroom as He is for her. He is asking, "Who will birth My purposes in the earth? Will you allow Me to overshadow you? Will you open the womb of your spirit to receive the seed that I want to birth through you? Will you submit to the fiery tests of preparation in order to carry out My purposes?”

 

It's time to for the Bride to arise in God's glory and power. It's time to partner with Heaven, commission angels and be God's solutions in the earth.

 

Will you:

• cultivate the atmosphere of Heaven in your heart and home
• allow God to radically encounter you
• open your womb to the Lord and allow Him to overshadow you
• embrace the fiery tests of purifying preparation in order to be found trustworthy to carry the heart of God and birth His purposes—no matter the cost?

 

Even now, the atmosphere of Heaven is opening over many of you reading. Holy Spirit is hovering over you. God is stirring your passion for Him. Angels are ready and waiting on your yes. Answer the call today. While the cost is great, the reward is so much greater.

 

 

By Jenn Nestler
Esther Company
Email: jenn@Esther-Company.com 
Website: www.jennifernestler.org  | www.esther-company.com  

Jenn Nestler's mandate is to see the Bride of Christ wildly set ablaze in God's glory and fire – administrating His rule and reign in the earth. She moves strongly in the prophetic and healing anointing, and her heartbeat is to minister the purity, truth and beauty of God. Jenn is the founder of Esther Company and writes regularly on her blog at www.jennifernestler.org. Besides being a daughter of the King, her most treasured role is being a mom to her amazing children who reside with her in Lancaster County, PA.

 

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 MEDITATIONS ON THE TRUE CHRISTIAN LIFE

By Glenn H. Jackson

 

 

______...."This book of the law [the Word of God] shall not depart from [always be in] your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful [take heed] to do according to all that is written in it; for THEN you will make your way prosperous, and THEN you will have success".... Joshua 1:8 NASB

 

 

 

WISDOM IS THE ABILITY TO USE HIS KNOWLEDGE

 

[part 2 of 2]

 

 

*____But the babes in Christ, the men and women who have been living beneath their privileges, who have never developed their spirits, these believers are living in the realm of the senses rather than in the realm of the Word.

 

____Hebrews 5:12: "For when by reason of the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need again that some one teach you the rudiments of the first principles of the oracles of God."

 

____Paul is writing to men who have received Eternal Life but have never grown in grace and knowledge. They have never taken advantage of their privileges. They are still babes in Christ.

 

____1 Corinthians. 3:1-3: "And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, as unto babes in Christ. I fed you with milk, not with meat; for ye were not yet able to bear it: nay, not even now are ye able; for ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you jealousy and strife, are ye not carnal, and do ye not walk after the manner of men?"

 

____The word, "carnal," means "sense-governed." These babes in Christ have never grown out of their first faith in Christ as Savior. The vast riches of grace that belong to them have never been touched. They have Eternal Life, but they are living under the direction of their senses. It is what they see, what they feel, and what they experience that governs their lives. 

 

The Word has not yet gained the ascendancy over them. They must have others pray for them because they can't take their rights. They know nothing of the Word. The senses are active competitors of the Word. They war against the Word.

 

____They keep the recreated spirit in bondage until the mind is renewed. Treat the Word as you would treat the Master if He were here. Act on the Word as you would on a telegram from Jesus.

 

 

 

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Opinions Are Lethal To Your Hopes And Dreams

By Russ Walden

 

 

The Father says today that opinions are lethal to your hopes and dreams. Opinions are toxic to faith. Opinions arise from rationale and sense knowledge. Faith flows from intuition and revelation knowledge through My word and My voice, which is resonant on the inside of you. 

 

Make a choice today not to dabble in opinion, but trust in My heart that flows down to you through the oil of My Spirit, to refresh, renew and guide you in all things. Do not stumble, says the Father. Bend your ear low to hear My voice in the silence between your own thoughts. There is no misdirection that can originate in that dwelling place within you, where I take up My habitation.

 

Prophet Russ – I Choose Highest Heart Desire and Dreams Fulfilled Over Opinion – Today!

 

Break the bars and locked gates of opinions with your trust and your deep-abiding faith. Challenge your opinions with the objective truths of My word and the righteous judgments of My throne. I have adjudicated you and found you just as if you had never transgressed. 

 

Receive the cleansing, says the Father, and wash, therefore, in the potential of one to whom all things are possible – because you choose to hearken to My voice and not the limiting thoughts of your own sense-ruled mind or the judgments of others who never looked at you in the light of redemption. This is your day of freedom and authorization to be full of joy, full of power, and full of witness, for I will never leave you, nor forsake you, nor allow anyone or anything to harm you in any way, says your Father!

 

 

 

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FIRE BY NIGHT

By Glenn H. Jackson

 

 

"Reflections Upon Reflections" [of The Father's Heart]

 

        ...."You, in Your great compassion, did not forsake them in the wilderness; The pillar of cloud did not leave them by day, to guide them on their way, or the pillar of fire by night, to light for them the way in which they were to go".... Nehemiah 9:19 NASB 

 

November 25th

 

THE IMPORTANCE OF WALKING IN THE FULLNESS OF OUR AUTHORITY

 

Words of prophecy:

 

*____If My children do not take the "authority" [in Christ] that I have given them over Satan then [through their fear and unbelief] Satan shall surely take authority over [control] them!

 

        ...."Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you".... Luke 10:19

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        ...."Jesus approached and, breaking the silence, said to them, 'All authority [all power of rule] in heaven and on earth has been given to Me".... Matthew 28:18 The Amplified Translation

 

____When one fails to take authority in any given situation it is very important for them to go back where they missed taking authority and take it immediately. As one does that they will not have missed anything and the Enemy will be pushed back. He can NEVER win - for the truth is that he is a failure going somewhere to fail in the face of the Power and Love of [faith in] God flowing through a holy people.

 

        ...."[There is] therefore now NO condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death".... Romans 8:1-2 KJV

 

Prayer of Proclamation:

 

____ Father, we thank You and praise You that we have been given authority in Christ over ALL the power and schemes of the Enemy. And we declare it DONE [on an ongoing basis] in Jesus' Name - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.

 

 

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This is for All people in the whole world . . . :

John 3:16

King James Version (KJV)

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Scripture Prayers of Salvation

 

 Pray the following out loud:

 

John 3:16 … Thank You Lord for loving me so much that You gave Your one and only Son, that when I believe in Him I will not perish but have eternal life. I believe in Jesus with my heart and I ask you to forgive me of all my sins. I renounce satan and all his works and ways, I choose the truth and disavow satan and all his lies. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord.

 

Romans 10:9-10 … Thank You Lord that when I confess with my mouth Jesus as Lord, and believes in my heart that God raised Him from the dead, I will be saved. I believe in my heart and accept You as Lord. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord.

 

Isaiah 45:8, 2 Tim 2:10 … Thank You Lord that salvation will spring up within my heart, that I may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. In the name of Jesus Christ.

 

2 Peter 3:18 … Thank You Lord that I may grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In the name of Jesus Christ.

 

Psalm 19:10 … Thank You Lord that I may grow to find Your Word more precious than much pure gold and sweeter than honey from the comb. In the name of Jesus Christ.

 

Psalm 42:1-2 … Thank You Lord that You will create within me a hunger, a longing, for You and Your will. Set my heart flames a fire in love with you. Reveal yourself to me. Make me to love you as you love me. In the name of Jesus Christ. Yeshua

 

 

 

 
 Read the Word of God!
 
 

The Word helps in casting down vain imaginations that exhalt itself above the knowledge of the Lord. Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. To use a reading plan, just visit the daily reading page to see your daily reading. 

 

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https://www.biblegateway.com/reading-plans/old-new-testament/2022/11/25?version=KJV 

Latest comments

09.09 | 06:52

Thank you for this! You might enjoy my take on the whole 'Christmas' story, not born on Dec 25th etc,
https://tranzmachine.bandcamp.com/track/a-saviour-born

17.03 | 07:11

Praise God! He is so good to all of us!

16.03 | 22:20

I needed to hear this today. Its been sooo very difficult for a long time honestly asked God if I was the toxic one and just didn't realize it so I could repent

12.01 | 04:32

this is so beautiful and such a testimony to the Lord's healing power and sanctification through our suffering. Much of my walk with Christ is similar to yours.