Posted by: dailywordofdestiny | March 4, 2014

CHANGE … I MAKE ALL THINGS NEW!


“Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown in the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?…But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble” (Matthew 6: 30-34).

Putting God’s kingdom first must take priority as each of us pursue His call on our life. It requires that we turn first to His Word, which is the atmosphere in which we are able to understand His will, recognize His way of doing things, and it opens our ears to hear the voice of Holy Spirit (Psalm 119: 18). We must watch for the little things, the small signs along the way, not in the great wind, earthquake, or fire, but rather in the “still small voice” (1 Kings 19: 11-13). Often it is the small, seemingly insignificant things or events that ultimately determine our destiny. God will open unexpected doors that usher us into His plan and purpose (Revelation 3: 7, 8) and when He does, and there is clearly no question that it is God opening the door—not yourself or someone else—move forward! (2 Samuel 5: 17-25).

Hebrews 11 is a passage of Scripture that truly BUILDS MY FAITH!
Faith: established conviction concerning things unseen and settled expectation of future reward. It is the TITLE DEED of the things I hope for and my assurance rests in God’s promises (2 Corinthians 1: 20-22). The people of faith listed in Hebrews 11 obtained a good report not because of achievements, personal holiness, or passive acceptance of God’s divine promises, but by ACTIVE OBEDIENCE, PERSISTENCE, and SACRIFICE! These people maintained their faith that God would do what He said and because of their close relationship with God, they could not feel at home in their earthly surroundings. Their personal shortcomings were overcome as they looked away from themselves to the greatness of God (John 3: 30).

Faith does not provide exemption from hardships, trials, or tragedy. The experience of such difficulties DOES NOT imply that the people undergoing them possess less faith than those who are not afflicted. The same faith that enables some to escape trouble enables others to endure it. The same faith that delivers some from death enables others to die victoriously. Faith is not a bridge over troubled waters; it is a pathway through them. Discerning the pathway and the source of any hardships requires aggressive prayer and worship (praise and thanksgiving) and it is through these means that God’s perspective becomes focused! Hallelujah!

I have a dear friend and sister in Christ who recently decided to quit taking chemotherapy. She did this only after much prayer and waiting on Holy Spirit’s direction. Two weeks ago she called and told me she wanted to meet with me for prayer. I believed she wanted me to pray in agreement with her for strength and continued healing; she didn’t. She felt God wanted her to anoint me and pray for the next phase of my ministry … to pray for Him to grant me wisdom and strength, to bring my focus clearly onto Jesus and His righteousness. I cannot tell you how humbled I felt in the presence of Holy Spirit’s anointing on this FAITH-FILLED woman of God. A couple of hours earlier she had shared with me her experience of going through the most excruciating pain she’d ever had and it had occurred that very morning. As she was relating what had happened, I just KNEW she had reached that place of God’s perfect REST. Until that afternoon, I had often wondered about God’s promise of REST:
“Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it … but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it…” (Hebrews 4: 1-5).

Hearing the Gospel is not enough; it must also be BELIEVED! My friend believes God’s Word is truth and she stands on His promises regardless of what is happening in her body or in the world circumstances surrounding her. She said that the pain was so intense that she could only cry, but then she began to call on Jesus and she said a great peace began to arise within her. As she continued to praise Him and thank Him for His peace, more peace came until the peace took her out of the pain. I thought of the Scripture in Psalm 110: 1, “The LORD said to my Lord, ‘Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool.'” Oh hallelujah! Friends, I remind you of one of God’s promises clearly stated, “But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus …” (Ephesians 2: 4-10). My sister BELIEVED and she RECEIVED His promise and she came to that place in Him FAR ABOVE all principalities and powers of darkness (Ephesians 6: 10-13) and the enemy knew she had won the victory and her pain went away! What testimony of His greatness; of His unconditional love! I give Him praise! HALLELUJAH JESUS!

We all need to find that place of peace in Him each day. That place where no matter what is happening within your individual lives, or around you; you can be CENTERED in Jesus; in perfect peace. I believe the Lord is taking me down a new path in these coming days. It has been increasing in my spirit since November 1, 2008 and He has provided many witnesses to attest that it is time to begin. I believe He wants me to be bolder in speaking to the Church; that time is short and there is much to be accomplished in these next weeks and months. I am not sure what will be done, but I have peace about it all. I KNOW He has a plan and I am very eager to work with Him in any way He chooses to use me. I have had two people prophecy that I am in His “Secret Service” and I believe that to be so; for both myself and for many of you as well.

The LORD would have me say to you:
“BUT this is a NEW DAY; the trumpet has sounded the battle cry and I call out to you dry bones, “STAND UP and LIVE!”
I say to you bones, “YOU ARE ALIVE IN MY SON, JESUS!” I SEE THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF YOU, WHO ONCE FELT LOST, HOPELESS, DISCOURAGED, REJECTED, AND ABANDONED. I SEE THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS WHO ONCE FELT NO ONE LOVED THEM! BUT SUDDENLY, YOU ARE FEELING MY LIFE, MY FIRE BURNING WITHIN YOUR SPIRIT AND YOU CAN’T STAY DOWN; YOU ARE GETTING UP, YOU ARE PICKING UP YOUR ARMOR AND MANY OF YOU ARE BEGINNING TO POLISH IT AND AS YOU DO THIS, JOY IS RISING UP WITHIN YOUR SPIRIT. YOU PICK UP YOUR RUSTY SWORD AND BEGIN POLISHING IT AND AS YOU DO, YOU ARE FEELING GREAT ENERGY SURGING UP WITHIN YOU. YOU STAND NOW, WITH THE THOUSANDS OF OTHERS AROUND YOU; A MIGHTY ARMY SHINING WITH MY GLORY! STAND QUIETLY, FULLY ALERT, AND LISTEN FOR MY STILL, SMALL VOICE … YOU WILL HEAR ME SHORTLY.” (2 Samuel 5: 23-25).


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