I just had to post this song sung by Donald Lawrence and Tri-City Singers feat. Sheri Jones-Moffett and Kristen Lowe called He Rebuked the Red Sea. This song is off the chain in surround sound that is sounds like on of those cinematic songs that you’d expect for a movie such as Gladiator or something.
Sometimes, when you’re trying to break free from the bondages of your past, you we feel the struggle of the strongholds that try to keep in chained to bad habits, wrong relationships, unequal yokes, generational issues etc. However, when you pray to God to help you break free from these bondages to draw you in the direction of where you need to breakthrough, God will point the way, and when He shows you where you ought to go and who you need to cut off in your life, there will be no turning back. Just like for Moses and the Jews that had to walk across the Red Sea while being pursued by the Egyptians that wanted to keep them captive as slaves for life, looking back was not an option when they decided that they wanted to reach the land of Promise. They had to keep pressing forward until they broke through and achieved their deliverance from the hands of their slave masters.
Pursuing a breakthrough is never easy, but when you have God on your side, and trust in the leading of the Holy Spirit to guide you in the direction that leads you to liberty, breakthroughs, and divine favour, then nothing you put your mind to do will be impossible to those that BELIEVE.
I won’t like and will tell you that Obstacles are real in every persons life, but it is your perception of these obstacles that determines if you will stare at them or jump over them like an athletic runner that’s focused on the goal ahead which is the finish line. People of God, focus on the FINISH LINES in your life. Many people sweat the details, that they lose focus on what is important. How you start a race is just as important as how you finish one. Remain focused at all times at what’s ahead of you. Yes, you may experience delays, but a blessing delayed does not mean that the blessing is denied. So going back to Moses and the Jews how had to cross the Red Sea… The Jews saw the obstacles around them but the Lord still created a miraculous path through the Red Sea that rebuked the fear out of them so that they could push forward without excuses regardless of the adversity they were facing.There will be people that will not want to see you prosper, and they will pose as a distraction to your goals in life if you entertain their behaviour towards you. Learn to shut them out, cut them off and fix your eyes on the prize so that you can obtain the promises of God in your life. Do not look to your left and right and just keep moving FORWARD, AMEN!
Psalm 136:12-14 (NKJV) 12 With a strong hand, and with [a]an outstretched arm, For His mercy endures forever; 13 To Him who divided the Red Sea in two, For His mercy endures forever; 14 And made Israel pass through the midst of it, For His mercy endures forever;
When you pursue purpose, there will always be certain people around you that will try to delay you and distract you from moving from where you ought to go. YOU really haven’t got time to deal with people that steal you time, your money, your emotions with their chaotic personalities. When you choose to align yourself with God’swill and move across your own personal Red Sea, the Lord will swallow up all the distractions and the negative people out of your life when you become decisive enough to simply TRUST GOD, and PRESS FORWARD TOWARDS THE GOAL WITHOUT LOOKING BACK!
Philippians 3:13 – Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do,forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,
You will find yourself accomplishing many things so much faster than you did when you choose NOT to entertain nonsense in your life. So my encouragement to you who is reading this is to focus on what’s ahead of you, cut off what needs to be cut off, and prune your branches so that you can grow healthy and strong in your relationship with God. Never become satisfied with what you already have and always keep expecting for the best that is yet to come. I pray that this song will bless you today. God Bless You Everybody! 😀
I just had to post this awesome song by Alex Hold and Free Worship called Never Going Back. This particular song on this album is off the hook people! Very up beat that it can make you one-two-step. The scripture that comes to mind when listening to this song is this:
Philippians 3:13 –Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do,forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,
Many people in life can discourage you from pressing forward to those goals that you have in your life by being naysayers, or giving you advice that isn’t intended to encourage but fuel doubts and questions as to what path you feel led to go on by a strong inner conviction to pursue your dreams. Be wary of dream killers people! Always tune your ears to the right frequency of those that encourage you and give you sound advice and wisdom rather than fuel your spirit is doubts and negativity. You have no time to entertain madness in your life so surround yourself with people that are go getters, people who don’t look at obstacles as barriers, but as something to breakthrough and move forward from. If you surround your spirit with people that can guide you to move past seeing the obstacles that can prevent you from moving forward, then you’ll be amazed by the things that you will be able to accomplish in such little time.
That is why it is important to pray to God to show you who your destiny helpers are in your life so that you can move towards your destiny. Don’t allow time-wasters to steal your time and attention from pursuing your goals. You have no time to be stunted in your growth with weedy people. Weeds kill the potential of a plant to thrive by stealing its nutrients to feed itself, so learn to discern who are the “weedy” people you have in your life and make sure to uproot them out of your life so that you can grow and prosper as your soul prospers. I pray that as you listen to this song, you will NOT look back at what could have been, but rather you can now focus on the goal ahead and continue to pursue purpose in Jesus Name, Amen! God Bless You People of God 🙂 !
I just had to share this amazing song sung by Alex Holt and Free called Wide as the Sky. Honestly, it’s just been the beginning of the year and things are already moving in my life. Exciting things are happening. Things that usually take years to accomplish are getting accomplished in a matter or days. When you learn to cultivate a spirit that is able to follow basic and simple instructions, the more sharper your discernment comes when it comes to making decisions. The more you meditate on God’s Word (The Bible), the more sharper and clearer your spirit will become to discern the times that are ahead of you to move you into action.
The prophetic word I released for this year is already in activation. I encourage all of you to read it again if you didn’t get a chance to read it by clicking here. I pray that as you listen to this song, may it excite your spirit and may it encourage you to take bold leaps of faith to move you into the next level of your life. God is up to something big. The question is, are you ready to shift when He tells you to “MOVE!”? Ask yourself this question today. I pray that this song blesses your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 🙂
I know, I know, it’s been a while since I posted on here. What can I say, I’ve been really busy lately. It’s just the beginning of the year and I can tell you that after I released the prophetic word for 2019, it literally, has started to operate in my life. There has been intense shifts in my life with respect to the legal department that I support at my work place and shifts in authority, shifts in relationships, finances etc. Like I said, to much that is given, much is required of you. If you are believing God to do something huge in your life, then my suggestion to you is to put everything you desire into prayer, and increase your personal life with worship unto God. The more you worship Him, the more you will see and hear from God.
I feel like lately, I can hear the Holy Spirit loudly and clearly to the degree that when He tells me not to do something, I don’t. And when He instructs me to do something, I do it through His leading. You cannot obey someone you don’t hear or pay attention to in this world, so the same thing applies when it comes to God. If you don’t pay attention to the Lord when He leads you to do something, and go against what He has instructed you to do, then don’t expect things to go your way smoothly if you are belligerent as an individual. HUMILITY is and will always be the KEY to getting your prayers answered.
Romans 12:16 -Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.
My Prayer is that this year, those that are seeking great things to shift in their lives will increase in their personal relationship with the Lord. The plans God has for us hasn’t changed at all in that it still is the Jeremiah 29:11 Plan for your life:
Jeremiah 29:11[Full Chapter] For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
The question is, do we want to be a part of God’s plan as He fulfill’s our own plans and desires?
We really have to be real with ourselves and be honest with ourselves when answering that question. Remember, the theme of this year still remains this:
To Much that is Given, Much will be Required of You.
Are you prepared to be a part of God’s plan after He blesses you this year? Ask yourselves this question and consider whether or not you want to align with God’s purpose for your life which is to increase in the harvest of saving souls this year. I pray that as you listen to this song called Throne Room Songfeat May Angeles & Ryan Kennedy, may it minister to your Spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 🙂
I have this song that I just heard by Casting Crowns called The Bridge. As always, with every song recommendation, I always believe that each song I post on here sounds awesome in surround sound.
Titus 2:11-12NKJV – [ Trained by Saving Grace ] For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age,
I love how they sing about being a bridge that reaches the love of the Lord. We should seek God in such a way that it mends broken relationships, it heals broken hearts and restores your shattered emotional well being to be made whole again. Love covers all sin and therefore, there is no condemnation in Christ Jesus to those that seek Him with a contrite spirit to forgive them of all their past wrong doings, misgivings, misunderstandings etc to bring about this day, full restoration and healing of ones mind, familial, collegial and friendship relationships.
When we embrace the forgiveness of Jesus into our contrite spirits and broken hearts, He is sure to restore us by His unending love that He has for us. We just need to embrace the Truth of God’s Word that is able to convict us of where we have gone wrong, and seek earnestly to go back to the right path in Him again. I pray that as you listen to this song, may it minister to your Spirit today. God Bless You Everybody!
Merry Christmas Everybody! I just wanted to post this amazing song that I’ve sung at my church by Chris Tomlin feat. Lauren Daigle called Noel. May this Christmas be filled with Joy and Happiness for you and your family! God Bless You Everybody! 🙂
I know that I usually post my New Years post on January 1st of the New Year, but somehow, I feel prompted to release this a little early for some reason. I believe that this coming year of 2019 is going to be unprecedented in that I believe that God will be pouring out His uncommon favour to those that have been faithful to Him this past year. There will be realignments of people’s destinies, and these shifts will ruffle a few feathers, but God will be walking with you every step of the way. Everything that happened in the year 2018 was preparing you to shift dramatically in the year 2019. But before I get into that, let us look at what the Number 19 means in Biblical Numerology:
The number 19 in Biblical numerology is said to denote God’s Perfect Order.
If you see changes happening swiftly after your prayers in the last days of this month of December, that means that there is something quickening in the Spiritual Realm preparing a way for you to move into your next path of your destiny in the Year 2019. Everything God does is deliberate. Sometimes the things you see happening right now may not make any sense to you at the moment, but you will become sensitive to the movements and changes happening around you that you will know that God is realigning somethings that are in your life for divine favor to take place. The whole point of this favour is to elevate you to a position where you will impact many lives around you to come back to the heart of the Father (GOD).
Just like how the Lord elevated Joseph to be second in command to pharaoh as Zephenepeniah during a time where Famine had struck the land; God used that elevation in status to allow Joseph to be used to save his family from starvation in a time of Famine. When we think of “elevation”, we must NOT assume that the sole purpose of being elevated to another level is to simply be rewarded for our faithfulness by looking at it in terms of a mere “promotion”. Elevation is not just a promotion, it is a chance given to you to serve and be a steward for the King of kings who entrusts you with responsibilities that you did not otherwise have until you were elevated into that position.
ELEVATION alsomeans – “that to much that is given, much is required of you.”
Luke 12:48 – 48 But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.
God’s purpose for ELEVATION is always for a much deeper cause rather than to simply reward you for your faithfulness. His expectation of us for whenever we receive Promotion, Divine Favour and Uncommon Favour is to change the hearts of those around you and to bring them back to the Heart of the Father.
Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And hewho winssoulsiswise.
Those that are able to win souls are considered WISE by God’s standards.
Ask yourself, what wisdom do you carry?
The Year 2019 is about carrying out God’s Perfect Order by being willing vessels that will advance His cause.
Some fun facts concerning the Number 19
The number nineteen and prophecy
The Israelite tribe of Naphtali received 19 cities, with their villages, as part of their inheritance in the Promised Land (Joshua 19:38). Their gift of land, from God, was in the northern most part of what would become Israel. It encompassed the entire western section of the Sea of Galilee.
Isaiah prophesied that the land of Naphtali and Zebulon would someday see a shining beacon in their lands (Isaiah 9:1 – 2). This prophecy, which only the book of Matthew records as being fulfilled, came true during the life of Jesus. Matthew states, “The people who were sitting in darkness have seen a great light; and to those who were sitting in the realm and shadow of death, light has sprung up.” (Matthew 4:16, HBFV).
The fulfillment of this prophecy related to 19 occurred when Christ, who had lived in Nazareth all his life, moved at the age of 30 to the Galilean city of Capernaum. Once in the city he started his ministry and began to preach the gospel (Matthew 4:14 – 17).
Psalm number 19, written by King David, declares that the heavens and everything else humans see is a living testament to the existence, glory and power of God. The Apostle Paul reiterates this fact in verse 19 of Romans 1 when he writes, “Because that which may be known of God is manifest among them, for God has manifested it to them” (HBFV).
I find it interesting, that in Luke 19:11-27 The Parable of the Minas also known as the Parable of the Talents,the servants that multiplied what they had were rewarded for their faithfulness in verses 16-19:-
Luke 19:16 -19 – 16 Then came the first, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned ten minas.’ 17 And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities.’18 And the second came, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned five minas.’ 19 Likewise he said to him, ‘You also be over five cities.’
In this story, the two servants that were able to multiply what was given to them by their master were rewarded with authority to steward cities in proportion to their faithfulness. The First servant who increased what was given to him, produced 10 minas/talents and showed it to his master. His master was very pleased with him and as a reward was given authority to steward 10 CITIES! The Second servant who increased what was given to him, produced 5 minas/talents and showed this to his master. His master was very pleased with him and gave him authority over 5 CITIES as a reward for his faithfulness. However, the last servant produced nothing because he buried his minas/talents in the ground and pretentiously claimed that he was doing this as a favor to his master, when in fact, he hated his master and did not want to multiply whatever the master had entrusted him with.
Luke 19:20-27 (NKJV) – 20 “Then another came, saying, ‘Master, here is your mina, which I have kept put away in a handkerchief. 21 For I feared you, because you are[b]an austere man. You collect what you did not deposit, and reap what you did not sow.’ 22 And he said to him, ‘Out of your own mouth I will judge you, you wicked servant. You knew that I was an austere man, collecting what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow. 23 Why then did you not put my money in the bank, that at my coming I might have collected it with interest?’ 24 “And he said to those who stood by, ‘Take the mina from him, and give it to him who has ten minas.’ 25 (But they said to him, ‘Master, he has ten minas.’) 26 ‘For I say to you, that to everyone who has will be given; and from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.27 But bring here those enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, and slay them before me.’ ”
In reflection of this story, I just want to say, that those in the workforce/marketplace, you may not always like the boss that you are under, but if you keep your integrity and work faithfully in your position, you will be promoted simply because you are considered trustworthy.
However, on the other hand, if you behave like the servant that refused to help his master, you will not only lose what was given to you, but you will also lose your position in your company and will suffer for it. Your boss may not be the most amazing person to serve under but if they entrust you with a duty and you produce great results, you open the doors of elevation in your life.
The story of the Talents is a principle that not many people seem to understand, and as a Christian, it is important to understand the principle of this story because it strongly relates to what blessing and favour you will receive from the Lord on the basis of our ability to remain faithful in whatever we are stewards over, especially for the Year 2019.
From this verse of scripture, in light of what will be happening in 2019, the Lord will test our hearts in this manner by giving us “Talents” and will watch to see what we will do with these Talents that He has given us. Will we increase what is given to us or will we bury it in the ground? The choice is up to us to make.
The Talents that the Lord gives may come in the form of money, a house, a car, a job position, a promotion, a role in a ministry, a gift that you already have, etc. Each person has a Talent that He or She must use to advance the cause of Jesus Christ. As an example, I can tell you that one of my gifts is writing, and hence, I take pleasure in Blogging to Glorify My God. I also can sing and have been involved in worship ministry by being part of the praise team or the choir of my church. These are just a few examples of how I am using my talents.
Use what the Lord has given you naturally to advance His Kingdom. You don’t have to overthink this folks. A simple thing as being a greeter may seem like nothing to someone, and yet a greeter in a church (or wherever you are) can warm a souls heart to want to serve the Lord simply because they felt the love, warmth and sincerity of the person shaking their hands and wholeheartedly acknowledging their existence.
No gift or talent is too small for the Lord to use for you to advance His cause which is the cause of Christ Jesus, so I don’t want people thinking that they have to do something “major” or “extravagant” in order to be perceived as being useful or meaningful to the Lord. The Lord has given us a measure of FAITH to use what we know how to do in order to advance His cause, so do what you know how to do, and simply do that well. When you do well with what you are good at, you will increase your gifts and talents and the Lord will Bless the works of your Hands.
Deuteronomy 24:19 – When you are harvesting in your field and you overlook a sheaf, do not go back to get it. Leave it forthe foreigner, the fatherless and the widow, so that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.
Deuteronomy 28:12 – The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none.
Whatever the Lord does to elevate you this year, it is for the sole purpose of bringing people back to the heart of the Father. He who wins souls is wise, so this year is about remembering the fact that whenever the Lord elevates you into a new position, it is for His divine purpose to win many souls back into His Kingdom. Never assume that the favor you have is simply to reward you for your faithfulness.
The rewards we receive are just a part of the bigger picture.
Yes, be thankful for what you receive, but don’t get too caught up in the gifts and yet forget His purpose for your life. We as Christ-Believers need to be the Salt of the Earth and the Light that shines in the Darkness that the darkness cannot comprehend (John 1:5), so that those that didn’t believe, will come to know the Lord and will return back to the heart of the Father.
The Year 2019 is about establishing God’s Perfect Order. Wherever there is CHAOS and CONFUSION, God will plant His Believers in positions to create ORDER out of that CHAOS. This is not limited to just the workplace and church ministries, but this also includes the important institutions of families and government institutions. God’s Perfect Order will use what was meant to be used for your demise, and for whatever was meant to be evil in your life, God will use that and turn it around for your good to not only save yourself, but to also save many people alive just like He used Joseph to save his family in:
Genesis 50:20 – But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.
God’s Perfect Order for the coming Year of 2019 will realign your destiny to be attached to the destinies of others for His purpose. Everything the Lord will do in 2019 will be intentional, directional, prophetical, and nothing short of miraculous.
So in the mean time what do we do as we await 2019 to come?
The simple answer isPRAY. Seek the Lords Face, Humble Yourself, and you will be a witness to God’s uncommon favour pouring out in your life this Coming year.
2 Chronicles 7:14[Full Chapter] if My people who are called by My name willhumble themselves, and pray andseek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
Remember that the Favour you receive from the Lord, will come with great responsibilities.
Do not forget that the Favour the Lord gives is always for a Divine cause. You will be fulfilling the cause of Christ Jesus as He selects you to be a Steward of His Talents. So for this coming year of 2019, remember that to much that is given, much is required of you. Seek the Lord’s face, and pursue to be a faithful Steward to His cause and He will bless the works of your Hands. I pray that this post encourages your Spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 😀
This post is actually a re-blog from a post I authored in 2016 for a church that I used to serve. I read this post once more and thought it would be great to share on my personal blog as well. I still think this lesson is relevant for everyone today. I pray that it blesses you!
The Power of the Anointing for Breakthrough is already in you. The word “Christ”(in Greek khristos) means “the Anointed One”. If you have Christ in you the hope of glory that means that the anointing is already in you through the power of the Holy Spirit.
The question is, is it operating inside of you?
Are you tapping into what is already inside of you if you are a believer?
The Anointing God Puts on you cannot be taken away, it is generational
You shall anoint them, as you anointed their father, that they may minister to Me as priests; for their anointing shall surely be an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations.”
The Anointing for breakthrough started with Jesus.
Jesus had first fasted for 40 days in the desert while being challenged by Satan before releasing this Word found in Luke 4.
Luke 4:16-30 – Jesus Rejected at Nazareth
16 So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read. 17 And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written:
18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,[j] To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; 19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”[k]
20 Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him.21 And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” 22 So all bore witness to Him, and marveled at the gracious words which proceeded out of His mouth. And they said, “Is this not Joseph’s son?”
23 He said to them, “You will surely say this proverb to Me, ‘Physician, heal yourself! Whatever we have heard done in Capernaum,[l] do also here in Your country.’” 24 Then He said, “Assuredly, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own country. 25 But I tell you truly, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a great famine throughout all the land; 26 but to none of them was Elijah sent except to Zarephath,[m]in the region of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow. 27 And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet, and none of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian.”
28 So all those in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, 29 and rose up and thrust Him out of the city; and they led Him to the brow of the hill on which their city was built, that they might throw Him down over the cliff. 30 Then passing through the midst of them, He went His way.
The Anointing on Jesus is the same anointing we need to tap into as Christians in order to operate in a realm of perpetual breakthroughs.
First the anointing Jesus speaks of comes from the Holy Spirit (Verse 18). The Holy Spirit provides the power that backs the anointing for you to be able to do the following:
To preach the gospel to the poor: It brings good news to the Poor (poverty in spirit, poverty in finance, poverty in relationship, in fact all areas of Poverty).
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted: It has the power to heal what was broken in your heart because everything you do in your life is a reflection of what is in your heart. Out of the abundance of the heart your mouth speaks.
To proclaim liberty to the captives: It breaks bondages to those bound to sin in any area (spiritually and physically). Because the Holy Spirit provides the power that backs the anointing, you need to understand that you need to tap into the spiritual realm to move what cannot be moved in the natural realm. This can be done by prayer and fasting and meditating on God’s Word. Every breakthrough you require for God to intervene is only found through the power of the Holy Spirit. If you don’t tap into the Spirit, you will operate in a realm of mediocrity as you strive by might and power. Learn to humble yourself and go before God to whom is your source of breakthrough.
And recovery of sight to the blind, – Jesus doesn’t just restore physical vision, he restores your spiritual sight to see into the spirit, He restores your vision so that you are able to see yourself in the way that God sees you and He also restores the overall vision you require in order for you to be successful in your life. In order to be successful, you require Revelation.
What is Revelation? The dictionary defines it as:
the act of revealing or disclosing; disclosure.
something revealed or disclosed, especially a striking disclosure, as of something not before realized.
God’s disclosure of Himself and His will to His creatures.
an instance of such communication or disclosure.
something thus communicated or disclosed.
something that contains such disclosure, as the Bible.
In the KJV it says in Proverbs 29:18: 18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
The NKJV version says: Where there is no revelation the people cast off restraint; But happy is he who keeps the law.
Vision brings you revelation, however, you are required to keep the law which is contained in God’s word; meaning that you must follow God’s Word. It is not enough to be a hearer of it when you don’t do what it says. You don’t want to be a Revelation Short of a Breakthrough.
Vision allows you to see what you couldn’t see before and it brings about direction towards your elevation.
When God gives you a revelation, He reveals to you what was hidden so that you are guided in the right direction.
You need Revelation for ELEVATION.
How can you follow the Lord’s direction when you cannot see?
That is why it is important to meditate on God’s Word so that you are provided clear direction as to where you ought to go, rather than follow another man’s revelation of where they think you should go. You have to learn to see God by following His Word. That’s why there is emphasis to meditate on His Word day and night so that it does not depart from your mouth. The more you meditate, the more you can see clearly and hear clearly. If you don’t meditate on His Word, you will follow a false direction and will end up misguided into the wrong direction and that is why God’s people keep perishing, because they don’t keep God’s word. They don’t meditate on it and therefore, they run in the dark and find themselves lost and directionless. It is important to keep your eyes fixed on Jesus if you want to maintain the vision that He has for your life which is in:
Jeremiah 29:11 –11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
To set at liberty those who are oppressed; The anointing is so powerful that it gives you the ability to deliver people from oppression whether it is demonically inspired (demonization) or legally inspired (through the laws of men) to oppress people into slavery/torture of different sorts (i.e. human trafficking/ war etc). God has given us authority to challenge and defeat the oppressors in order to set captives free.
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” The anointing also prophesies what the Lord will do in every year. When you proclaim, you are declaring what it is that you want to see. The anointing gives you the power to call forth those things that be not as though they were. You can call your breakthroughs into being by proclaiming by faith what it is that you want to see happen in your year. The thing is, whatever you proclaim requires you to partner with the Holy Spirit in order so see your breakthrough.
Romans 4:17 – As it is written: “I have made you a father of many nations.” He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed—the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not.
The Power of the Anointing:
Confounds the wise and the mighty (Luke 4:22). People will not know why God has put such an anointing on your life but God is willing to use a willing vessel to do great and mighty works. Look at David as an example.
1 Corinthians 1:27 (NKJV) – 27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;
The Anointing locates the least likelyfor increase (Luke 4:25-26). There were many widows in Israel and yet the prophet Elijah during the time of the great famine that lasted 3 years 6 months visited the widow who fed him the last morsel she had for herself and her son. The oil in her pots brought increase in a time of famine.
1 Kings 17:8-16 Elijah and the Widow
8 Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, 9 “Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. See, I have commanded a widow there to provide for you.” 10 So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, indeed a widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, “Please bring me a little water in a cup, that I may drink.” 11 And as she was going to get it, he called to her and said, “Please bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.”
12 So she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I do not have bread, only a handful of flour in a bin, and a little oil in a jar; and see, I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die.”
13 And Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go and do as you have said, but make me a small cake from it first, and bring it to me; and afterward make some for yourself and your son. 14 For thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘The bin of flour shall not be used up, nor shall the jar of oil run dry, until the day the Lord sends rain on the earth.’”
15 So she went away and did according to the word of Elijah; and she and he and her household ate for many days.16 The bin of flour was not used up, nor did the jar of oil run dry, according to the word of the Lord which He spoke by Elijah.
The Anointing does not discriminate, it locates willing vessels to receive breakthrough (Luke 4:27). The same applies to Naaman in 2 Kings 5: 1-19who was a great and honorable Commander who the Lord had given him victory to the Syrian army that he served as commander was also struck by leprosy. However when he listened to the prophet Elisha from the enemies camp (the Children of Israel) he was healed. It just goes to show that the anointing can even heal the least likely to believe in the God you serve.
2 Kings 5: 1-19 –Naaman’s Leprosy Healed
5 Now Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Syria, was a great and honorable man in the eyes of his master, because by him the Lord had given victory to Syria. He was also a mighty man of valor, but a leper. 2 And the Syrians had gone out on raids, and had brought back captive a young girl from the land of Israel. She waited on Naaman’s wife. 3 Then she said to her mistress, “If only my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! For he would heal him of his leprosy.” 4 And Naaman went in and told his master, saying, “Thus and thus said the girl who is from the land of Israel.”
5 Then the king of Syria said, “Go now, and I will send a letter to the king of Israel.”
So he departed and took with him ten talents of silver, six thousand shekels of gold, and ten changes of clothing. 6 Then he brought the letter to the king of Israel, which said,
Now be advised, when this letter comes to you, that I have sent Naaman my servant to you, that you may heal him of his leprosy.
7 And it happened, when the king of Israel read the letter, that he tore his clothes and said, “Am I God, to kill and make alive, that this man sends a man to me to heal him of his leprosy? Therefore please consider, and see how he seeks a quarrel with me.”
8 So it was, when Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, that he sent to the king, saying, “Why have you torn your clothes? Please let him come to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel.”
9 Then Naaman went with his horses and chariot, and he stood at the door of Elisha’s house. 10 And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored to you, andyou shallbe clean.”11 But Naaman became furious, and went away and said, “Indeed, I said to myself, ‘He will surely come out to me, and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, and wave his hand over the place, and heal the leprosy.’ 12 Are not the Abanah[a] and the Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?” So he turned and went away in a rage. 13 And his servants came near and spoke to him, and said, “My father,ifthe prophet had told youto dosomething great, would you not have doneit?How much more then, when he says to you, ‘Wash, and be clean’?”14 So he went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.
15 And he returned to the man of God, he and all his aides, and came and stood before him; and he said, “Indeed, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, except in Israel; now therefore, please take a gift from your servant.”
16 But he said, “As the Lord lives, before whom I stand, I will receive nothing.” And he urged him to take it, but he refused.
17 So Naaman said, “Then, if not, please let your servant be given two mule-loads of earth; for your servant will no longer offer either burnt offering or sacrifice to other gods, but to theLord.18 Yet in this thing may the Lord pardon your servant: when my master goes into the temple of Rimmon to worship there, and he leans on my hand, and I bow down in the temple of Rimmon—when I bow down in the temple of Rimmon, may the Lord please pardon your servant in this thing.”
19 Then he said to him, “Go in peace.” So he departed from him a short distance.
The Anointing Offends those that do not practice the Truth (Luke 4:28) People will not like the fact that the anointing in your life reveals their own weaknesses and will stir up jealousy, hatred, and people will want to attack you but the anointing will still preserve you.
Jesus kept emphasizing in the synagogue that a prophet is not accepted in their own country and was calling that out on the Jews. Elijah and Elisha were such prophets and they kept giving instructions to willing vessels to receive blessings who were foreigners. In the Bible, you will find the frustration of the Lord in the book of Isaiah who keeps saying “Oh Jerusalem, how I have sent you many prophets and you did not receive them” and they kept killing them, dismissing them and not hearing them because they would not accept the instruction that the Lord had to give to them to guide them back in the right direction. The blessing of the anointing was no longer reserved just for the Jews, it was also for the Gentiles (non-believers). That’s why Jesus states that He was going to pour out all His Spirit on all flesh. You no longer needed to be a Jew to receive the anointing and this reality and truth heavily offended those in the Synagogue.
The anointing gives direction to willing vessels and it does not discriminate. This is why a Muslim or any non-believer for that matter can come to church and receive the Word and act on it (being a doer of what they hear) and receive the reward that a Christian sitting in the same room would miss. The Anointing searches willing vessels that are ready to obey the Lords instruction in order to receive the blessing that they seek. This is why the people wanted to murder Jesus upon hearing all this. They were not ready for the Truth and wanted to kill him by pushing Jesus off a cliff, but they were unable to because the Anointing protects your destiny. That’s how powerful it truly is and this is the same anointing that is in all believers that have been baptized receiving the same power through the Holy Spirit.
I have a two clips to share with you today just to boost up your spirits during this Christmas season. The first clip is a short 3 minute video that my dad shared with me via WhatsApp to get y’all thinking about this particular verse of scripture during this Christmas Season.
Acts 20:35 – I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It ismore blessed to give than to receive.’ ”
It just goes to show you that when you entertain a stranger, you unsuspectingly may be entertaining your miracle. Watching that video humbled me because it surely showed me that I have a long way to go. May we learn from this and try harder to have the heart of God and be a representation of His love towards others that really need to see it in action today in this world.
The second short clip was shared with me by my Mom on WhatsApp about a Highway Miracle. God always works in mysterious ways. Sometimes, you can face circumstances that are beyond your control and the only Onewho can save you in that moment is the Lord.
Psalm 116:4 – Then Icalledupon the name of the Lord: “O Lord, I implore You, deliver my soul!”
Joel 2:32 –And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the Lord Shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, As the Lord has said, Among the remnant whom the Lord calls.
Acts 2:21 –And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the Lord Shall be saved.’
Romans 10:13 –For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
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I pray that these videos and their messages bless your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 🙂