Your supernatural weapon against Satan’s attack is prayer. In relationship with your Father, His Spirit and Son, you live in His presence. Throughout the day and at night you hear His voice. You ask and receive. He hears and answers and makes a way even if there is no way—He is Creator! You are at home in the hiding place of His power. You are under the shadow of the Almighty. The shadow… you are covered by His shadow.
Furthermore, the Spirit of the Lord lives in you – the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, counsel and might, knowledge and the fear of the Lord. Your words are power. What you speak has authority over Satan so as you speak what you hear the Father speak, the arrow God intends finds its mark. His bow is aimed, the accuser-liar in the crosshairs. No weapon formed against you will prevail and every word spoken against you falls, powerless.
For you or someone else, in prayer remember to first lay a foundation with God’s Word. Do it in faith. Declare faith, based in God’s Word. Release your faith with your words, patterned after His faith and His words! Decree according to His decrees. Lay the foundation in covering prayer, declare and decree. Now hammer with the revealed word He spoke to you. Focus on what you know without doubt. Crush with that hammer, that specific word He gave you, not doubting.
“Is not My Word like a fire?” says the Lord, And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces? (Jeremiah 23:29)
Isaiah 11:1-3 | Isaiah 54:17 | Jeremiah 23:29 | Verses@Once
“If it had not been for the Lord who is on our side where would we be?” (Psalm 124:1-2)
He rides the circle of the earth and with Him all things are possible. Righteous leaders serve Him. They lead and cause vision to rise. Doors of opportunity open. Purity arrives. Wealth transfers. Those appointed by God speak.
We call forth Kingdom economics and pray release of monies for right purposes. We pray forgiveness to enemies and God’s mercy to deliver, help, and bless. We prophesy against poverty, declaring instead the blessing of the Lord and His divine plan for each life. We look to the future expecting increase and answered prayer: Thy Kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven!
To begin, start with what you have. Stand firm in what God has told you. Write down everything He told you, then begin with that as an outline for strategy. The Lord has come onto the scene and, with Him, the predicted end of this challenge. The Lord has extended His hand in your behalf!
You have come to a time of the Lord’s favor and an end to this season and anything not aligned with His very best, elements attempting to usurp plans He intended. Obediently, you pressed with your faith, in prayer and with confidence, determined to make His Word your final authority in the situation.
This is where you are. You might as well go ahead and start with what you have since you surely cannot start with what you do not have. Plant your feet. Steady your thoughts. Make necessary decisions.
It’s time to begin.
Psalm 118:15-16, NKJV
The Lord’s eye is focused on you. He is pre-disposed to bless and is therefore demonstrably opposed to any opinion that differs from His unconditional love for you. His love is laser-sensitive, eternally focused, and perfectly perfect. Selah!
The Lord has only one mind concerning you. His mind is a single eye of love for you. So regardless of views to the contrary, He knows the plans He has for you—plans for good, as long-term as you’ll allow.
And when escape seems impossible, His delivering power snatches you… up, and out!
It’s time to trust Him completely.
“Now unto Him who is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen.” (Jude 1:24-25, KJV)
Amen, and amen!
Jude 1: 24-25
Jesus’ ministry was larger than one man. As heaven’s emissary on divine mission, Jesus carried the presence and authority of the Almighty—every step and word generating a solid case for the love of God, on assignment from the Godhead to deliver mankind from evil and bring forth many believers who would do the same.
His ambassadorship of compassion continues today, shaping the worldview of disciples on assignment with Him, His ministry still larger than one man and His path still marked with specific incidences of supernatural intervention.
A man infirmed for thirty-eight years encountered Him at Bethesda—a pool near Jerusalem’s Sheep Gate. Jesus initiated the contact, there was no apparent effort by the man. In brief conversation with Jesus the afflicted one revealed hope that one day His situation would change. It did. That day!
The ambassadorship we carry is patterned identically this way. We are sent to offer what Jesus began, everything from compassion for the broken to firestorms of faith-prayer against roots of brokenness. We are on assignment . . . messengers not only of hope but realities of the Kingdom, a way of life for those who believe.
Wisdom guides us. Joy is our strength. Confidence motivates us and our paths, like His, flood those we are sent to with specific incidences of supernatural intervention.
The Lord rewards your righteousness. He specifically recognizes those who favor a righteous cause. When you take up HIS cause and possess it, the cause becomes your cause as well. Even those standing with you are favored because of you. The Lord is magnified and “takes pleasure” in rewarding you and all who stand with you! Mediate in Psalm 18, Make it your receiving prayer. The Lord is ready to reward your righteousness!
He sent from above, He took me; He drew me out of many waters.
He delivered me from my strong enemy,
From those who hated me,
For they were too strong for me.
They confronted me in the day of my calamity, But the LORD was my support.
He also brought me out into a broad place;
He delivered me because He delighted in me.
The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness
According to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me.
For I have kept the ways of the LORD,
And have not wickedly departed from my God.
For all His judgments were before me,
And I did not put away His statutes from me.
I was also blameless before Him, And I kept myself from my iniquity.
Therefore the LORD has recompensed me according to my righteousness,
According to the cleanness of my hands in His sight.
With the merciful You will show Yourself merciful;
With a blameless man You will show Yourself blameless;
With the pure You will show Yourself pure;
And with the devious You will show Yourself shrewd.
For You will save the humble people, But will bring down haughty looks.
For You will light my lamp; The LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.
(Psalm 18:16-28, NKJV)
Father, you are the Almighty God. Your way is perfect. I have proven the word of the Lord many times and have found Your word true! You shield those who trust You.
Amen – thank God!
Psalm 35:27 | Psalm 18:16-28 | Verses@Once
Spiritual pride governs the low path but on the heights of God we see God is for us!! God is Father, Son and Spirit—to know Him is to know His Word perspective: “All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness . . .”
God’s Word gives perspective for our lives: He directs our paths by His Spirit and Word—a Lamp for feet and a light for paths. Without His shining we cannot see, and lacking sight we settle for whatever light we can get.
Comparing what we settle for to all His wisdom has provided for us is like comparing inches to miles, towns to nations, or a newborn to an elder. Conviction of this perspective is the Spirit’s gift; without the Spirit we remain unconvinced and choose instead mere human wisdom alone until inevitably, pride has its way.
Father, I pray Your Kingdom come and Your will be done in my life—today! I ask for Your leading and the Light of Your Presence. Forgive where I allowed pride to restrain me because I did not receive Your Wisdom. I turn. I turn. I turn. Today, I turn away from pride into Your Word . . . into the Light.
Proverbs 16:18, NLT | John 1:3-5, NKJV | Acts 3:19 | Verses@Once
“And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of Godspoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.” (2Peter 1:19-21)
The Lord speaks to us, words from His Spirit to the human spirit. He is determined to bless and benefit you and He speaks to you today for that purpose. Anytime He speaks the message is prophetic, something revealed. When you hear Him, you receive prophetic words from Him. We receive His words and speak them in declarations of His will according to what we understand as we hear. Our declaration before the Lord is important—words spoken in faith are heard in the heavens.
Your words, spoken in kind with the Lord’s declaration in any matter—family, business, nation, etc.—make all the difference. Also, as you discipline your words to speak the same thing He has said, your thoughts align to become the expectation you have, which is also His expectation. The prophetic word speaks again what the Lord has spoken to your heart and is “in kind” with His heart and nature. Selah!
So… say it again! Amen.
The Lord calls leaders to courageous, decisive leadership. Indecisive and weak leadership becomes costly when God’s leading for the benefit of everyone involved is squandered. When leaders are weak and indecisive, authority is lost and progress rare.
Leadership requires solid decision-making. Parents, for example, as leaders in the home, make important decisions for the family under their charge. Employers too, as workplace decision-makers, impact the lives of those under their leadership.
Authority acts like a vacuum. Left unoccupied, the place of authority is filled by the next strongest influence. Like the infamous Queen Jezebel who came to be ruler because King Ahab was a weak leader and allowed the take over, instinctively, others take over God-givenauthority if allowed to.
We see such jezebel-like influences operate when decisive leadership is absent. The resulting authority-theft is gender-neutral; both men and women get caught up in an unauthorized struggle for position and the corresponding authority take-over, often breaking the harmony of a home or workplace.
If you are one in authority you must be decisive; you need to make the decision. As one authorized to steward what God has given for everyone’s benefit, make the decision that only you can make and lead before someone unauthorized by God takes over.
1 Kings 21:1-16
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