Today the Church has begun to benefit from the entirety of God’s provision rather than only half. As fifty-percent of God’s leadership team, women no longer are suspect because of their God-given leadership ability in areas of His calling. In the same way that patriarchal Israel recognized Deborah’s governance anointing and authority to rule, the Church is now recognizing as error earlier religious perceptions of women leaders.
While other religions continue to persecute women and girls—suppressing them through psychological and cultural oppression, through blatant and murderous abuse—the Bible declares God’s view: In the Spirit there is neither male nor female. Therefore, Christians see spiritual gifts in both men and women as gifts created by God, for the benefit of all.
Male exclusiveness never was God’s idea, nor is it the biblical model; rather, the Lord created us spiritual beings, male and female, with specific earth assignments, an inspiration and example to mentor leadership callings in our sons and daughters.
Centuries of prayer plus the inevitable freedom result of God’s unquenchable plan have opened areas of church leadership to women. That openness allows dramatic contributions by these women leaders to provide energetic ideas to grow the church, spiritual maturity for tough challenges and courageous, and graceful wisdom to mentor the next generation. Thank God.
Galatians 3:27-29 | Ephesians 1:22-23 | 1 Corinthians 12:7 | Verses@Once
Prayers of righteous men and women are powerful. Add to their righteous position a steady confidence in the believer’s authority to move obstacles and influence situations, and everything can turn suddenly.
When you pray, remember you have authority to change those things that must change. In every place of your God-given authority “say to the mountain” that stands in your way—move! Speak with authority given you by the Lord.
Do it with confidence in the plan He shows you–focus your faith prayer there. Your words are powerfully anointed to destroy yokes placed by the enemy Satan, or by people in ignorance.
As one who knows truth you have authority, expressed with your words, to undo wrong words, override careless and faithless activity and hold the line for truth in every place He has positioned you.
Take a stand. Don’t yield. You’ve got this!
Matthew 21:21-22, Matthew 9:8, Mark 13:34, Proverbs 29:2, Verses@Once
“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. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:11-13)
Specifically note the thing you ask of the Lord and look carefully when the answer begins to come. Note specifics of your prayer and match those to specifics of His answer. When you do, you’ll see the extent of His moving on your behalf.
The heart is a special place for the Lord’s Goodness to dwell and grow, expand and overflow so that you and I become an overflow of His goodness, including answers to prayer. Recognizing His goodness in the form of specific answers to prayer and instances of divine intervention on your behalf causes the heart’s capacity for love and outreach to grow, becoming more like Him.
He answered your prayer today and will tomorrow. Watch for it.
Jeremiah 29:11-13, Isaiah 30:18-19, Psalm 27: 12-14, Verses@Once
The nations are in tumult. Globally resistance to God and His Son-King is engineered by men who rage against, despise or ignore Him. In contrast, many in every nation know His Presence—the presence of Almighty God—and the joyful sound coming from His camp. These trust in Him and stand with His ancient Jewish people and are mightily blessed.
We pray, Lord, we trust You and in prayer we strengthen divine boundaries, borders established by You. We pray for those in authority, especially those who rule in righteousness according to the Word of the Lord. As we pray, we move mountains spiritually. We declare restoration of all that has been taken and recovery of anything lost. We say NO to death, NO to destruction, and invite instead the Presence of Almighty God, LIFE-GIVER, to rule and restore. As we pray, we usher in covering and protection for those in danger. Throughout the land—north, south, east and west—we call forth sons and daughters, we call them out, we call them to safety. We call for the song of rejoicing, the Song of the Redeemed. We call forth those who KNOW God, the valiant ones, those skilled in rescue. We join with many to become one.
Amen, so be it!
Our Lord is before all things and in Him all things consist. In Him all things are held together. Nothing will happen today He did not pre-know, and He has given His authority to us, to be vitally involved, participating with Him by faith, in both prayer and action.
The Lord presides over everything today and before we experience or even realize He is already there, holding it all together. This order was established in the beginning: “And He is before all things and in him all things consist.” (Col 1:17)
The Kingdom of God is among men. His working in our lives and the outcome of that involvement will be determined in what we believe about Him. To the extent we believe Him, we can participate with Him as the day unfolds. He has the preeminence.
We see it in everything. The greater weight of maturity and discipline, commitment of heart and willingness to contribute is carried by the few. The eighty-twenty rule is obvious—twenty percent of people produce eighty percent of the big picture.
Spiritually, we commend the twenty percenters, thankful for biblical diligence that makes the impossible possible. Their unselfish, others-centered, vision-motivated lifestyle is the Jesus pattern… the proverbial light that swallows up darkness.
They put the greater cause first and champion needs of others. They are movers and shakers, gracing the public square with exemplary leadership, an example for the rest. Spiritually and practically their portion is rich, giving of what they have, again and again.
A life that gives this way is a storehouse, a wealth that benefits many. And for the one giving, an exponential harvest—the plowman overtakes the reaper (Amos 9:13). Jesus taught the parable of the minas, “Because you have shown that you can be trusted… I grant you authority to rule over ten fortress cities (Luke 19:17).”
Authority to rule.
Luke 19:11-25, The Passion Translation | Amos 9:13, NLT
By definition, change is the act, process, or result of altering or modifying. For Kingdom-minded believers, times of change mean God is bringing attention to anything that might keep us from moving forward. Our part in this intervention is to follow His Spirit’s leading. With resolve to cooperate with changes He calls for. When the Lord decrees change, the last thing we want is to remain the same . . . spiritually, geographically, relationally.
Interestingly the word reconcile means to totally change. Sometimes we are to leave something behind, even a good or God-thing, as the Lord recalibrates according to His present will for us. In doing so He adds new and different things to move us forward in relationship with Him. The Holy Spirit is our guide in the process, with fresh revelation and assurance God is orchestrating all of it for good.
Prayerfully acknowledge your current season and any change the Lord has called for in your personal life. As a parent, do the same for the family you’re responsible to lead. Allow an honest, sincere assessment: 1) where am I really 2) how long have I been here and 3) am I to be patient with where I am or yield to something new—for change?
Daniel 2:21, 2 Corinthians 3:18, Romans 1:17, Psalm 84:7, Colossians 1:19-23, Ephesians 1:11, Verses@Once
Prayer is the correct Bible response when physical symptoms occur. We pray, grateful to Jesus for Calvary’s healing covenant, and refuse the embedded fear sickness brings. And because the fear of disease and the fear of terror derive from the same source—both rooted in Satan’s plan to kill, steal and destroy—as believers, we take authority in prayer to nullify terror-related catastrophes.
We have the Lord’s authority to resist illness and all accompanying symptoms for our own lives and also for declaring His healing to others. Prayer creates a blanket of God’s protection, shutting out known causes of disease—new virus strains, plagues, hidden germs and bacteria. We resist sickness of any kind and prophetically pray against new diseases before they occur. As believers, we are presently delivered from every curse, including the curse of sickness and disease. Instead of curse, we believe for and declare God’s blessing of healthy, strong bodies!
Today, we repent of anything done carelessly to reinstate sickness’ authority over us. We cast out every spirit of infirmity and related spirits of fear. We pray specifically against breathing-related sicknesses, knowing the Lord cleanses the air we breathe and puts His breath of life into our bodies. We speak to the mountain of curse and command it—move, leave, go! We receive the benefits of God’s love—physically, mentally and spiritually. We receive healing!
As the redeemed of the Lord… we say so.
Hebrews 11:7 | Psalm 107:2 | Exodus 23:24-25 | Luke 13: 11-13 | John 10:10 | Verses@Once
Every believer is on assignment with full authority and sending power from the Almighty. Jesus said He had been given all authority, both in heaven and earth, and He conveys that same authority to all who are willing to receive it. With hands-on knowledge of that authority, the assignment and mission are simple: We are sent by God to fill the earth with tangible expressions of the Kingdom… on earth as it is in heaven!
It’s a fact. The story others hear, more than number or volume of our words, is told in the priorities we choose and actions we live as we reflect the Spirit and mission of God’s Kingdom: Do we mean what we say we believe, and do we live it; or does our story reveal habit over substance, the thrill of things of the earth at the expense of the divine? Do we really know “the Rock from which we were hewn…” or have we settled for less?
As individual believers and in our corporate gathering as the Church, a story revealing our distinctiveness as disciples is written before a watching world: What level of spiritual maturity and Kingdom reality is honestly present? Every believer is on assignment with full authority and sending power from the Almighty. Jesus said He had been given all authority, both in heaven and earth, and He conveys that same authority to all willing to receive it.
John 20:20-22 | Isaiah 51:1 | Luke 24:49 | Verses@Once
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