"He was very thirsty, and he called out to the Lord, 'You gave this great deliverance through Your servant, but now may I die of thirst and fall into the hands of the uncircumcised?' So God split open the basin at Lehi, and water flowed out of it. He drank, was refreshed, and revived. Because of this, he called the place En Hakkore, which is in Lehi to this day." - Judges 15:18-19
A war-weary Samson called out to God in a moment of desperation and God split open the very ground Samson st
John 3:13 - "No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven."
He was describing a lifestyle with the Father -- even though He was standing on earth He had ascended into heavenly realms in His relationship with God. That is an invitation for every believer. Colossians 3:1 - "If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God."
We are as raised from the
1 Corinthians 4:20 - "For the kingdom of God does not consist in words, but in power."
We cannot be witnesses of the Almighty God without power. When we think of power we often think of miracles, but they are only one example of God's power, not the very essence of it.
The essence of God's power is the life of God. This is why the author of the book of Hebrews explains that the Lord's priesthood is based on "the power of an indestructible life" (see Hebrews 7:14-17).
We are called
1 Chronicles 16:29 - "Give to the Lord the glory due His name; bring an offering, and come before Him. Oh, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness!"
As Believers in Jesus, we have been issued an invitation to live a life of holiness before God – to be set apart like He is. To be totally and radically different than the world. The power of the Spirit enables us to live "set apart" to God.
God has not called us to dry religion but the living waters of His presence – where we ca
"'The Kingdom of Heaven is near.' Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give." - Matthew 10:7-9
Will we, today, remain stuck in an old pattern of thinking, or an old pattern of religious performance?
We can no longer remain lukewarm concerning co-laboring with Him and promoting the Kingdom of God. Many Believers have a mindset that we are simply holding on until Jesus comes. No! We are not on the defense, we a
"If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God." - 1 Peter 4:11
One of the greatest revelations of the New Testament is that Christ dwells within His people who live on the earth. That is why they are called the Body of Christ. We actually become the hands and feet of Jesus Christ in the earth, but we also become His mouth. God speaks prophetically through His people.
Think about a statement of Paul's: "...the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from
Those who wait on Him and remain faithful to obey Him will soar. They will accomplish His purpose for their life more NOW than ever before. Now is the time for the mature believers to prevail -- the tenacious ones who don't give up, who persist -- the faithful ones who set their face toward the goal and do not relent till it comes to pass.
This is the hour for the warrior spirit to arise, the sons of the Lion of Judah! This is the year to excel and ascend. Cultivate that spirit of excell
Exodus 33:15, Moses says, "Then he said to Him, 'If Your presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here."
God has fresh, eternal waters for us to drink from every moment. These waters of the life of His Spirit are needed and cannot be neglected, for they are what sustains us in the more difficult times. To be without His presence is to be on your own – that is definitely not a desire or an option.
To embrace the "new" for your life you have to be willing to step into
2 Samuel 5:19,20 - "And David inquired of the LORD, 'Shall I go up against the Philistines?... And he said, 'The LORD has broken through my enemies before me like a breaking flood.'"
The key to breakthrough is to inquire of the Lord. David did not go forward in his own strength but he waited upon the Lord for wisdom and for clarity.
We need to be in alignment with His Spirit. The more the Lord entrusts to us, the more we must learn to wait upon Him. Too many Believers have falle
2 Corinthians 10:4,5 - "For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds; 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."
We must topple the "stronghold of our experiences." The only one who has a right to shape our lives is Jesus Christ. We must determine to allow nothing and no one to shape us, not even our person
2 Corinthians 3:18 - "And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord's glory, are being transformed into His image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit."
Steady yourself and stand firm, open your arms and surrender to God's purpose for your life. Ready yourself to receive the weight of God's glory. No more will you be weeping and wailing over what has been lost. You will barely cast a glance at your own life as you rise up to walk in the new li
"Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, 'O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord'" (Ezekiel 37:4).
Everywhere the Living Water flows, life will suddenly spring up! The more the Word is preached, prophesied, declared, affirmed, discipled and confessed the more the dry bones will rattle and rise from death to resurrection power as an exceedingly great army.
THE FLOODING OF GOD'S SPIRIT IS COMING
Let's all draw near to Him and ask Him to flood our individual lives and the li
Hosea 2:16 - "'It will come about in that day,' declares the Lord, 'that you will call Me Ishi....'"
Ishi, in Hebrew, is a name which means, "my husband" and expresses the intimacy of a close relationship. You might be in a desert, but the desert doesn't have to be in you. Jesus said there are springs of water in you, "springing up into everlasting life."
The springs begin to well up, and praise and adoration flows out of you. Before you know it, the springs are watering everyth
I give thanks to the Lord and sing praises to Him and tell of the wonderful things He has done. (Psalm 105:1,2)
I glory in Jesus' holy name as I seek His face and glory in His holy name. (Psalm 105:3,4)
Jesus is the Lord my God as I am complete in Him and the New Covenant He has made with me. (Psalm 105:7,8)
I receive my inheritance in Christ and the anointing that is on my life. (Psalm 105:11,15)
The fire of the Holy Spirit guides me to be fruitful in God's Kingdom a
"He said to me, 'Son of man, can these bones live?' And I answered, 'O Lord GOD, You know.'" - Ezekiel 37:3
God is always standing by, ready to breathe new life into anything lifeless when we ask. He is there in our spiritual springtime and in the cold, winter months. And He is even closer, hovering nearby in our darkest hours, according to Psalm 34:18 where it says: "The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit."
This scripture asks the question, "...can
1John 2:27 “But the anointing that you received from Him abides in you..."
We want a pure river flowing from our hearts. John, the revelator, spoke of a pure river, pure as crystal (Revelation 22:1). He spoke of how the river was flowing out of the throne and out of the Lamb.
The anointing flows from the heart of man, the anointing of God flows from you like a river. Jesus even told us that rivers of living water would flow from our innermost being (John 7:38). This is why it is
James 1:2-4 says, "Consider it pure joy when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing."
Every trial and every hard situation you are facing is preparing you to be complete, lacking nothing.
THE DESTINY OF GOD IS LIKE WAVES CRASHING ON THE SHORE
You will be found lacking nothing when this tidal wave of pur
Genesis 12:1 - "The LORD had said to Abram, "Go from your country, your people and your father's household to the land I will show you."
God is calling us to boldly follow Him into the unknown. As we do, we will be brought into a whole new place! The very things that many Believers have been crying out and contending for (even for years at a time) are beginning to take shape.
Though transition can feel shaky, uncomfortable, and even messy at times, the Lord is calling us to embr
"Behold, you are fair, my love; behold you are fair; you have doves' eyes. - Song of Solomon 1:15
The Lord sees in you two kinds of beauty -- one outward, the other inward. Christ encourages you to find strength in knowing that all your present imperfections establish humility within you; yet He will perfect you so that you will be entirely without blemish. You already have 'doves eyes' -- you are simple within and without. Simplicity is the surest sign of spiritual progress. You will le
Luke 23:44-46 - "By now it was about midday and a darkness fell over the whole land, which lasted until three in the afternoon; the sun's light failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus gave a loud cry and said, 'Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit'; and with these words, he died."
When the veil of self cloaks our hearts, our perceptions are stained by the basic selfish orientation of our nature.
But when one dedicates themselves to the Lord, the veil o
Psalm 34:17–19 - "When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all."
There was a heavy fog of discouragement and despair that had fallen upon many people, specifically in the area of promises from the Lord. This fog of despair and discouragement has left many people feeling like things are neve
"God put His stamp of ownership on you by giving you the Holy
Spirit he had promised...so that your minds may be opened to see His light, so that you will know what is the hope to which he has called you...and how very great is his power at work in us who believe. This power in us is the same as the mighty strength which he used when he raised Christ from death." - Ephesians 1:13,18-20
Shall we stop short of what He says we ought to be -- shall we cease to come into line with the Mind whi
Ephesians 2:10 - "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God afore prepared that we should walk in them."
Understand and meditate on what you are in Christ. Never think of your lack; think of the vast inheritance that is yours, for you know that He has given you the ability to enjoy all that belongs to you.
"Giving thanks unto the Father, who has given us the ability to enjoy our share of the inheritance of the saints in light" - Colossians 1:1
"But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you." - Romans 8:11
If God the Father was able to breathe new life into the lifeless body of His Son, then you and I are also beneficiaries of this great gift – given to us when Jesus died and was raised from the dead. But it's up to us to grab hold of this gift in faith and believe it as if it were so, becau
1 Corinthians 11:28-30, "But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eats and drinks unworthily, eats and drinks damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep."
Communion is the "mystical form" of the Tree of Life, hidden from the spiritually blind. Jesus said that if we partake unworthily (without understanding that He Himself is the Tree of Life), we are mere