Matthew 4:17 - From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say. "Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
His disciples thought the Kingdom was only for the future, but Jesus said, "No, because I am with you, the Kingdom of heaven is with you. When the Holy Spirit comes to dwell in you, the Kingdom will then be in you also."
Essentially, the Kingdom of heaven does not refer to physical territory. The Kingdom of heaven is a jurisdiction over which the influence of God has full au
"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 the heavenly places in Christ Jesus" - (Ephesians 2:4-6).
As our minds are renewed and our faith grows, we take these realities as fact and live in the light of them. We come to know that we are above our enemies and refuse to walk in the flesh realm
If you are going through a crisis in your life, don't give up or give in to a spirit of depression or hopelessness. Do like Abraham did -- When circumstances were CONTRARY to hope -- just BELIEVE!
The Lord is into miracles. Jesus ruined every funeral He came across! So even if you have received a "death sentence" of some sort, know that your hope is in the Lord--the God of all hope!
"Now may the God of hope FILL you with all JOY and PEACE in BELIEVING, that you may abound in HOPE, by the
Hebrews 11:3 - "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."
I need to think, believe, and speak, not according to things which are seen (my circumstances) -- but according to things ware not seen (the Word of God). As I am faithful to think, believe and speak according to that which is not seen, God will make those things tangible in my life. He will make them "seen."
A move of God by definition involves God moving. Which means we may not "find" Him exactly where (or how) we have in the past – because He is doing a new thing. He is not changing, God never changes (Malachi 3:6 and Hebrews 13:8). But He loves to reveal more of Himself to us in greater and greater depths and dimensions so that we can know more of Him (and thus make more of Him known to the world around us).
He woos us into a greater revelation of all He is by leading us from the comfort zon
(Concerning the Priests) Ezekiel 44:18 - "Linen turbans shall be on their heads, and linen undergarments shall be on their loins; they shall not gird themselves with anything which makes them sweat."
Sweat is the result of exerting our own strength, so sweat speaks of a ministry that comes from our own efforts. If we are going to be the priests of the Lord, we must not take on anything that makes us sweat.
Matthew 11:28-30 - "Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will gi
"Return to your fortress, you prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you." - Zechariah 9:12
There are those who have been faithful, standing upon the promises of the Father. They have contended for and have walked in obedience toward the things that God has called them to, even though it seems as though war has broken out against them -- they are experiencing extreme heartache and despair.
"Though an army besiege me my heart will not fear; though
John 14:6,7 - "Jesus saith unto him, 'I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known My Father also: and from henceforth ye know Him, and have seen Him."'
Unless we can be corrected, unless we are seeking God for an unfolding revelation of His son, our so-called "faith" may be, in reality, just a lazy indifference, a deception concerning the things of God. Subconsciously, we may actually want a dead religion so we do
1 Timothy 1:5 - "The goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith."
It has become a popular saying that we should not seek the gifts, but the Giver. This sounds noble, but it is contrary to the Word of God which exhorts us to "pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts" (1 Corinthians 14:1).
Love is the foundation upon which spiritual authority, and, thereby, the gifts of the Spirit, operates.
Jesus expresses His love to us thr
As sons and daughters of the King, we have been given authority to pray Heaven's blessings to earth.
It is God's desire to bless us and for us to witness and "see" His promises manifest.
Just as Jeremiah was given the ability to "see" his new season (see Jeremiah 1:4-12), we are present-day Jeremiahs – having our eyes opened to understand and know all that God has formed for us (our future and DESTINY) has been preserved.
No enemy will be able to steal our future unless we let him! T
"Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities; who heals all your diseases; Who redeems your life from destruction; who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies;" - Psalm 103:2-4
Rise up. Come out of the tombs of defeat and despair. Cry out with shouts of victory. Remove your grave clothes and stop sleeping among the dead. He breathes life into what was once dead. Speak to the dead dry bones, 'Arise!' Speak to the weak and wobb
"Do not earnestly remember the former things; neither consider the things of old. Behold I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert." - Isaiah 43:18-19
The Lord is taking us higher and into new places. Those new places are places of birthing, are places of reaping and are places of fulfillment. But the "way" He is leading us is the new and the way He perfo
John 10:10 (NIV) - "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."
John 10:10 gives us a current perspective for a supernatural shift out of a performance mentality and legalistic thinking.
The thief in the garden is the same as the thief that we battle today. When we are engaging in legalism we are referring to believing that we are righteous because of what we do rather than focusing on what Christ accomplished at the C
"Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert." - Isaiah 35:5,6
To be holy is to display His nature. He is undefiled and without impurity and He desires us to be the same.
In the Complete Word Study Dictionary, holiness in Isaiah 35:8 means, "a holy thing and sacredness. It indicates something c
"I stretch out my hands to You; My soul longs for You, as a parched land." - Psalm 143:6
As we continue on into 2019 we lean into the secret place, spending more time with God, there is a new hunger for communion, compelling us to "throw away" everything that carries no heavenly or eternal purpose. We are in a season where nothing else matters except Jesus!
A new hunger is growing in us. It is essential to throw away the things that seemed okay to us in our last season: old thought p
While we all have different assignments, we all have the same ultimate goal. In this race, it says, "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus." Jesus is to be our focus. He is to be our "One Thing." Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. He is our destination, destiny, and dreams come true.
More than ever with what we are facing in 2019;
the tribulations of this world, advancing in God's purpose for our life -- above all else, we need to be fixing our eyes upon Jesus and adoring Him no matter
Genesis 18:1,2 - "One day Abraham was sitting at the entrance to his tent during the hottest part of the day. 2 He looked up and noticed three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he ran to meet them and welcomed them, bowing low to the ground."
In Genesis 18 Abraham was sitting in front of his tent during the heat of the day. All of a sudden he looked up and saw three men standing in front of him. What Abraham did next catalyzed the destiny for himself and Sarah: He stood up and he ran
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” - Hebrews 11:1
You need to see your miracle in your spirit before it will manifest. You need to see it as finished. We must catch a vision and revelation of what Jesus has already done. We must see ourselves healed.
When Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, He did not have to lay hands on the dead. There was authority in the Word of God. What is dead? Maybe your faith is dead. Maybe your relationship
He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" And I answered, "O Lord GOD, You know." - Ezekiel 37:3 NASB
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, "...ca
"You will also declare a matter, and it will be established unto you; and the light will shine upon your ways." - Job 22:28
God says to speak – speak out! Decree a thing and it will be established! What do you want to establish in this hour? Release with your words what you want to establish with your words.
What are you establishing with your words and even more, what are you establishing with His words? He has given you the Bible, full of words to establish with.
He is the Good Shepherd. He knows his sheep, and He calls them by name. He is not the shepherd that comes and leads his sheep into confusion and doubt. He is not the shepherd that puts barbed wire in their thought life, nor upon their feet, to where they are misled. But He is the Shepherd of their soul; that heals their mind, their body, their soul, their spirit. He is the Shepherd that goes before them, and the Shepherd that encircles them, and captivates their heart with His love.
It is just as Jesus said, "Abide in Me and let My words abide in you and you shall ask..." Our intimacy with God gives way to heavenly authority in our lives to pray as Jesus asked us to pray, "His Kingdom come and will be done on earth as it is in Heaven..."
God desires His Kingdom to expand through us. As we learn to live as habitations of God, filled with His Presence and glory, His authority will be released through our lives in such a way that a glory atmosphere will be released displa
"Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers." - 3 John 2
The emotions that come with trauma such as cynicism, distrust, bitterness, shame, and envy, to name a few, will be a major deterrent to our vision and we could miss having the ability to see with the accuracy that we all want. To see as He sees, shouldn't we be healed from those things that cause us to "see dimly"?
There is a grace right now in 2019 to partner w
"'As for you also, because of the Blood of your covenant, I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit. Return to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope. Even today I declare that I will restore double to you. For I have bent Judah, My bow, fitted the bow with Ephraim, and raised up your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Greece, and made you like the sword of a mighty man.' Then the Lord will be seen over them, and His arrow will go forth like lightning. The Lord God will blow the trump
The very first miracle of Jesus turning water into wine in John 2 provides some clues as to how we might access the reality of what we have read and studied in His Word.
There was a wedding in Cana of Galilee. Jesus was there and a need arose. Jesus was asked, and He responded by turning the water into wine. He thus openly revealed His glory for the first time in public. This miracle opened the flow for others, and Jesus went on to heal the official's son, then the invalid by the pool of Bethe