Candy Crush – Next Level

The other day I was struggling with getting through a level on Candy Crush. For a week I continuously played the game hoping to win and became more and more frustrated to the point my phone was almost thrust into the air. 🙂

We were at movie night at our church and I asked my friend if she had been at this level and could she try to get me past it. She took the phone and after two attempts hands it back to me with the level completed. 🙂

There are some breakthroughs that you will need help to complete. My friend had already dealt with that level so she knew exactly what to do. I know you are king or queen of your castle but some things you are going to need the wisdom of a person that has already experienced what you are currently going through.

Everything that you go through is not to destroy you but your situation will become your ministry for someone else.

Ask God for wisdom and to guide the right people into your path to help the ease of frustration of the next level transition.

Your help could be closer than you think. You just have to admit that you need the help.

Now Faith Portal (It is not all about you)

As I read the story of the woman being healed with the issue of blood another important factor stood out. The entire section begins with the synagogue leader coming to Jesus regarding the death of his daughter. His daughter had died, but the leader acknowledged that if Jesus would come and lay His hand on her that she would live. This “resurrection” faith of the leaders had more power than one can be led to believe.

On His way to raise the girl from the dead, the woman with the issue of blood reached out and touched the hem of his garment and was made whole. Matthew 9:17-26

The “Now” faith of the leader for God to move in his seemingly “dead situation” opened a “Faith Portal” that others such as the woman with the issue were able to receive from.
We know as we read further that Jesus upon His arrival to the girl has to remove doubters from His presence, in fact it is noted that some of the people actually laughed at him. Once he removed them, he told the girl to get up and the story spread across the land. Note – some breakthroughs may not have manifested due to your inner circle. People that smile and say that they are with you but doubt is deep in their heart. As we know, what is in a person is eventually going to come out from their mouth. Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. Every now and again due a inner circle check up.
Those that dare to believe God for the miraculous or those situations needing resurrecting power touch of Jesus actually open the portal door for others to reach up in faith and receive their healing without actually asking but just believing. The woman with the issue just knew and believed that if she could touch him she would be made whole.
There are many people that believe and have faith in God to touch not dead, but “sleep” situations and are consumed with their situation not realizing that this miracle is NOT all about them. There are others who God is going to bless and heal along the way, remember He is no respector of persons. Your faith is flammable and is able to consume everything in its path.

1) Your breakthrough has others connected to it. You may be in a hurry to get what God has promised but remember that your faith has opened the a portal in the spirit realm for others to receive miracles they have been waiting a long time for. Do not be selfish; share the “faith” wealth.
2) Your breakthrough has no room for doubters. The people that were outside the leaders home operated out of traditions (wailing and weeping) so you must remove them (people used to failures or death) from the path leading to your miracle. Zip your lips, still love them but from a distance.
3) What God desires to do in your life, will be known throughout the land. This next move of God is going to reach the ears of people throughout the world. It may be taking a little longer than you anticipated, but the amount of noise that this miracle is going to produce is going to produce a nationwide faith movement while healing others in the process.

The resurrecting power “Now” faith of the leader opened a faith portal that others were able to receive what they have been waiting a long time to receive. You resurrecting power faith is triggering a faith movement that will be known throughout the land. Dare to trust and God and believe!

His Rib

You are his rib!!

The wife is defined according to the Word of God as a help meet.

Genesis 2 states that when there was no suitable help meet for him, that God did the following in Gen 2:21-24
So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs[g] and then closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib[h] he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. 23 The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.”
24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.

I always look at it like this: when God took one of Adam’s ribs it left a gap. That gap was filled by the creation of woman. The wife therefore from creation has the power to stand in the gap for her husband as one flesh. Meaning that because of this position we can pray for our husbands in a power that no other person can. In the terms of game show talk, Wives are the missing link that have the power to stand in the gap of any area of our husbands’ lives in prayer.

Ezekiel 22:30 – “I searched for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, so that I would not destroy it; but I found no one.

The ribcage is a wall that protects all of the vital organs of the body from destruction. As that missing rib, God has placed us in a position to pray and protect our husbands from destruction.

1 Samuel 25 gives the story of a wife’s intercession. Abigail interceded on Nabal’s behalf and in doing so destruction to an entire community was saved. David was going to wipe out an entire household because of Nabal’s disobedience. However Nabal’s wife stood in the gap, doing what her husband should have done but because of the circumstances did not. By her doing so, destruction was prevented in her household and destiny was brought forth.

Everyone of us has a different situation that we may be facing, but wives have the most powerful position of intercession that no one else has. Nagging, begging won’t do it, but praying the Word of God will. Our main focus in prayer is “God make our husband’s in your image and your likeness, use them for your glory.” If you ask, God will show you who your husband is in Him. Intercession helps us to see them as God sees them. Jesus interceded on our behalf on the cross and with all the lashes, beatings and scourging, he stood firm to fulfill the purpose of standing in the gap.

Now, if you are in a situation of abuse, no one is saying stay there. Remove yourself and pray from a far believing that God is the God of the impossible. Is there anything to hard for the Lord?

Know that you are the designated part of the wall to stand in the gap for your husbands.” What God has joined together, let no man put asunder. Stand in the gap for them, your children and family today!

Have a blessed day!

Prayer Layaway

I am sure nine times out of ten someone reading this entry has put something that they really wanted but could not afford immediately on layaway. In most instances, the consumer puts a down payment and then makes monthly payments towards their purchases. When the total amount due is paid off then they are able to actually take their merchandise home.

Depending on where you are in your marriage, this pertains to those that are praying in the spirit, praying the Word of God for change but have not received the natural manifestation of it. Whether you are praying for the salvation of your husband, the healing of a broken marriage or for his purpose and destiny, your prayers are not in vain; they are just payments you are making toward the big purchase that you cannot afford or see in the natural right now.

During this time that you are making payments, work on you. Draw close to God, when you are in despair call out to Him, He must be first and last in your life. Your husband can never take His place. While you are paying for the TV on layaway, you may rearrange furniture, clean to make room for this grand purchase that you are super excited about! The same works while you are waiting for your answered prayers. Rearrange your day to make more room for praise and worship, reading His Word, or even lying quietly in His presence. As you make room for the Lord, the Lord will perfect those things that concern you hence release the merchandise upon His timing.

Your prayers are in comparison to the layaway plan in the stores. Every prayer you have prayed is answered when it is heard. The Word of God is the fuel the angels use in getting your merchandise (natural manifestation) to you. Each prayer is your down payment and when God’s timing is perfected, you will receive the merchandise. Keep making those payments of praise, worship, declaring and decreeing His Word, praying in the Holy Spirit and you will receive the natural manifestation if you faint not.

Psalm 138:8 – The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever; Do not forsake the works of Your hands.

A “Holy Spirit” Head Start

1 Kings 18:44b – 46

…So he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot, and go down before the rain stops you.’” 45 Now it happened in the meantime that the sky became black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy rain. So Ahab rode away and went to Jezreel.

46 Then the hand of the Lord came upon Elijah; and he girded up his loins and RAN ahead of Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.

The scripture says that Elijah RAN ahead of Ahab on foot. Ahab riding in the comfort of his chariot attempting to beat the rain was nothing in comparison to the power of the Lord. When the power of the Lord came upon Elijah he was able to out run his enemy. I pray and hope that we understand the power in this small portion of scripture.  One part of the armor of God is that our feet are shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace.

When we operate in our delegated authority skillfully dividing the word of truth we become like Elijah able to run ahead of our enemy to the entrance of our promises.

Ahab was riding on something that should have caused him to arrive before Elijah but nothing and I mean nothing beats the power of the Holy Spirit. Praying in the Holy Spirit, operating in the gifts of the Holy Spirit positions and causes you to out run your enemy beating him every time. The devil cannot understand you when you pray in the spirit that is why he attempts to dissuade God’s people of the power involved.

The baptism of the Holy Spirit gives you the ability to beat your enemy to the punch. The Word says that when the power of the Lord came up on Elijah that he was able to gird up his loins and run ahead of his enemy Ahab. We all remember the movie Forest Gump and the famous tagline that came from the movie: “Run Forest run”, as Forest took off at top speed. So I tell you brother/sister in the Lord, Run man of God run, Run woman of God run, the hand of the Lord is upon you, the Lord works according to the power that works in you.

Pray in the Holy Spirit and position yourself to outrun the enemy. It worked for Elijah. Our God is the same today, yesterday and forever more, so if it worked for Elijah it will work for you.

Get a head start on the enemy by praying in the Holy Spirit!

If its gotta be clean, its gotta be Tide :)

I have seen, heard and read this scripture many times. However while I was driving I heard the scripture and it rang loud in my spirit than it ever did before. The Word washes..hmmmmm. Ephesians 5:26.

When we wash our clothes we start the water, add the detergent of our liking, add softener and let it run. I don’t know about anyone else but as I pull the clothes from the washer I look at the clothing that I knew had stains to make sure that the stain got out. If I find that the garment is still dirty, I put it in for a second cycle. That is exactly how the Word of God works.

When we pray the Word of God over our lives, spouses, children etc, it washes them and sanctities them for God’s use. The water and detergent work together to clean, the softener(works as grace and mercy) the same as the Holy Spirit and the Word of God work in the spiritual cleansing process. Those that have been baptized with the Holy Spirit have the Spirit of God working on the inside of them. As they meditate and hide the Word in their hearts, the cleansing process takes place. Understand you can never be the Holy Spirit in someone’s life. That is His job and His job alone, but as you intake the Word of God and speak it out of your mouth you become an agent assisting in the cleansing process.

Three actions in washing clothes are wash, rinse and spin. Even the washing machine works as a trinity. Wash – Cleanses, Rinse, removes residue and this is where the softener is applied, then the spin separates the water and the soap from the clothing and releases it down the drain. That is what the Word does as we pray with God’s motives and not our own.

The protocol is simple, when someone is acting contrary to the Word of God, find the opposite or the answer in the Word of God. Pray the Word, and the Holy Spirit will do His work. If disobedience is an issue, find the scriptures on obedience and personalize the scripture for that person. If unfaithfulness is the issue, find the scriptures on faithfulness and personalize the scripture for those persons that it concerns. Complaining, crying and whining is not going to fix the situation, but applying the Word of God and allowing it to be the cleaning agent will solve everything.

Note: Remember, when you have prayed and you still see the stain(CIRCUMSTANCE, ACTION), don’t give up on it and throw it away, pray again and again and again, just like clothes sometimes those stubborn stains take several washings. Remember how much was paid for that person by the blood shed on the cross when our Savior was crucified. Clothes can be replaced but souls cannot. Your spouse is worth it, your child is worth it, your family is worth it, never stop praying. God never gives up on us so we must never give up on God’s creation.