STAND

STAND!

1 Samuel 17:16 – “For forty days the Philistine came forward every morning and evening and took his stand.”

Newsflash: The enemy never relents in his stand against you. In turn, you must never relent in your STAND against him. Daily, you must do spiritual warfare!

But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. (Psalms 1:2 KJV)

1 Samuel 17:4-7 “A champion named Goliath, who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp. His height was six cubits and a span. He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armor of bronze weighing five thousand shekels; on his legs he wore bronze greaves, and a bronze javelin was slung on his back. His spear shaft was like a weaver’s rod, and its iron point weighed six hundred shekels. His shield bearer went ahead of him.”

Ephesians 6:11-18 “ Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to STAND against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,[c] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. STAND therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; PRAYING ALWAYS with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit,

What are you standing on today? Bad doctor’s report? Upcoming court date? Fear? Worry? Condemnation? If you are, that is exactly what the enemy wants you to do, just like Goliath did. He wore all of this outlandish stuff to frighten the people by their 20/20 vision, inhibiting them from seeing in the spirit what God had said regarding their trial.

God has given us everything that we need to Stand. The stand that we take is in another realm. He has given us the authority to trample on serpents, scorpions and over all the power of the enemy. Yes we have to take a stand in natural circumstances but the stand that we take in the spirit realm makes the natural realm obey. Stand on by His stripes you are healed. Stand on God has not given me a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind. Stand on there is therefore now no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus!

Stand every morning and every evening.

Praying always…..

Lesson From The Trash Can

A Lesson From the Trash Can

Today at lunch as I was throwing away paper towel I noticed that I had also thrown some money in there with it. I began to walk away saying it was only $3 but then decided to attempt to retrieve it.

As I looked down I saw the money lying something not so pleasing but I went ahead and reached down and grabbed it.

I then proceeded to the closest sink to wash my hands just in case any of the not so pleasant trash got on them. The money was perfectly fine and spendable.

As I was walking away with my “dirty money” the Holy Spirit used this experience to speak to me about people. Money in any increment is valuable and so are people. Just because they may be mingling in around the wrong people, involved in ungodly and illegal activities does not make them any less valuable. Someone just has to be willing to get their hands dirty, reach in and grab the valuable items.

Will you stand in the gap for someone who may not be doing the right things but has purpose and worth? Will you pray for that child of yours that is on drugs or in a gang even though you are completely embarrassed of their current actions? Will you pray for a prodigal spouse, child or relative to reconcile themselves back to God and then to their families? Will you pray for the healing of someone that you consider to be an enemy?

The blood of Jesus does that for us. It cleanses us and washes of all our filth and sets us before the King of kings to be used for His use.
Each and every person has value because God loves them no matter what trash can they may be currently residing in.

Instead of walking away from what you may consider trash because they are dirty and covered in filth, reach in grab them, pray for them, wash them in the blood of Jesus and watch God use them in His way.

Money can be replaced but where a person will spend eternity cannot.

Build the Ark – God’s standard

Build the Ark – God’s standard

Isaiah 59:19 – “When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Lord will lift up a standard against him.”

As I thought about this scripture I began to see a correlation between it and the story of Noah.

Noah found grace in the Lord’s eyes and was instructed to build an ark that would hold his family and two of every kind of beast and animal. At this particular time there were no large bodies of water to accommodate this masterpiece so I am sure it looked silly to all who looked on. As you stand for what God has told you, holding tight to and standing on the Word of God do you look silly to people looking on? As you build your ark through prayer, fasting and faith do your friends and family tell you are crazy, accept whatever and move on…. I encourage you today to rely on God’s standard.

God’s standard does not look like our standards. His standards at time make no sense to those of us with natural eyesight. This standard that Noah built was built to save a remnant of mankind to begin again. The funny thing about it is that Noah was not perfect by any means but he found one of the godly twins “grace and mercy” and it made an exception to the rule.

There are many people believing God for rescue and deliverance from varied situations. These are not perfect people but people that have found grace in the Lord’s eyes. As you stand for your restored health, family, marriage etc. know that you are God’s chosen and that “Grace” is tattooed on your forehead, so BUILD YOUR ARK. Do not worry about the stares, glares and snickers behind your back and sometime to your face. Be obedient to God’s instructions through His Word and His still small voice. When God says turn left, turn left, when God says turn right, then turn right. Put on natural blinders to people and spiritual blinders to the lies and deceit of the enemy.

Natural: Negative report from the doctor: People see the reports, medicine, chemo etc.

Build the Ark: It is written: He was wounded for my transgressions, bruised for my iniquities, the chastisement of my peace was upon Him and by His stripes, I am healed.

Natural: Marital Separation

Build the Ark: It is written: God you hate divorce, and I place You in remembrance of Your Word, You said God “What God has joined together let no man separate.”

Natural: Rebellious Children

Build the Ark: It is written that my entire house would be saved and just as the prodigal son returned to his senses and home so will my children. Lord you did it for the prodigal father and you will do it for me.

Building an ark is not easy but necessary to save the remnant of your family for generations to come. In the end, I am sure the people caught in the flood were banging, begging and pleading to get on that ark as the flood came in. Once your ark is built there will be people that initially thought you were crazy asking either to get on your ark or assistance in building their own ark in some form or fashion.

Noah’s ark was sealed by God. You on the other hand will have the opportunity to open the door to your ark to those that God directs your way. When they come to the door say: He is no respecter of persons what He did for me He will do for you, there is a standard (God’s standard) for you!

Annihilating the enemy!!!

Have you ever watched a scary movie or drama where the hero thinks that they have killed the enemy only to turn around and see the enemy try one last time and then the final blow is given to take them out? This is similar to what happens when we are engaged in spiritual warfare, we quit before the enemy has been completely wiped out and he tries to rise again but that is going to change starting today!!!

In spiritual warfare you must pray until the enemy has been annihilated not just comatose, half dead etc. but removed from your life permanently.

Look at this scripture and pay attention to the “I’s” in it because that is the part you play in prayer. God is on the throne resting, He has given you all power and authority over the enemy so there are no excuses! Your voice speaking the word of God is God’s voice in the earth.

“He teaches my hands to make war, So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze. “You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; Your gentleness has made me great. You enlarged my path under me; So my feet did not slip. “I have pursued my enemies and destroyed them; Neither did I turn back again till they were destroyed. And I have destroyed them and wounded them, So that they could not rise; They have fallen under my feet. For You have armed me with strength for the battle; You have subdued under me those who rose against me. You have also given me the necks of my enemies, So that I destroyed those who hated me. They looked, but there was none to save; Even to the Lord, but He did not answer them. Then I beat them as fine as the dust of the earth; I trod them like dirt in the streets, And I spread them out.” (II Samuel 22:35-43 NKJV)

Continue to decree even when things seem to be getting better and do not stop until God releases you.

Say this: “I’ve got the power!”

…Because the midwives feared God

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In Exodus 1 starting at verse 15 the midwives are told that as the Hebrew women give birth that they are to kill the boys being born and allow the girls to live. First lets take a look at the definition of a midwife: :

to assist in producing, bringing forth, or bringing about.

However even after the king gave out the order, knowing that they could be facing a death sentence for disobeying the worldly king, the midwives chose to fear God(Heavenly King) and did not do what the (worldly) king commanded them.

While Standing in the gap for yourselves, spouses, children and families you must take the stand that these midwives took. As the world, spouses, children, family speaks one way we must choose to fear God.

What does the word of God say about your situation? What has God spoken to you regarding your dreams, destiny, purpose, ministry or family?

God designed it to where men were to be the head of the household. The enemy has been working since the beginning of time to destroy the order. We have to pray, stand in the gap so that God’s design, purpose and destiny is birthed in the earth. He is looking for people that will turn a deaf ear to the world and choose to fear God.

As an intercessor for your family you are the birthing mechanism as you stand in the middle praying the Word of God to birth purpose and destiny for you, your spouse, children and families.
When the enemy tells you to quit praying for someone; choose to fear God.

In verse 21 we see the reward to the midwives for their choice: ” because the midwives chose to fear God, He provided households for them.”

When you choose to fear God, He will perfect everything, everyone, every need that concerns you. He is Jehovah Jireh.

Rise up people of God, stand in the gap, allow God to use you to birth His Will via your prayers using His Word, fear God! Your name is etched in the palm of His hand and no devil, no person or no spirit can pluck you from it!

Binding the spirit of divorce

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Lord we ask for forgiveness of any and all sin in the name of Jesus Christ. We repent Lord God not only of the sins committed during our lifetime, but also we stand in the gap and ask You to forgive us for the sins of our predecessors, we plead the blood of Jesus over each and every sin especially sexual sin, adultery and divorce and we decree that the blood if Jesus goes back 10 generations annihilating any and all curses of adultery and divorce.

You said in Your Word that we cannot plunder the strongman’s house unless we bind the strongman of Baal(covenant breaking spirit) and we bind the spirits of adultery and divorce in the name of Jesus. You said Lord that whatever we bind on earth is bound in heaven and whatever we loose on earth is loosed in heaven. We bind the strongman of Baal, the Jezebel spirit, spirit of adultery and divorce and we loose the spirit of Elijah, we loose covenant into each and every believers marriage in the name of Jesus.

It is written: What God has joined together let no man break apart. We bind up each and every seducing and lustful spirit both fleshly and spiritual that would try and cause our spouses to stumble from purpose and destiny. We plead the blood of Jesus over our spouses spiritual and natural eyes in the name of Jesus. We thank You Lord God hallelujah as each covenant wife or husband stands for their marriage we stand against any and ever demonic power clothed in the complete armor of God, we are draped in the love of Jesus Christ which covers a multitude of sins.

We understand that the weapon of our warfare is not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. We understand that our spouses are not the enemy but that the enemy of our souls is satan. We take a firm stand against this devastating and foul spirit and command it to loose its hold off of each marriage in Jesus name. We command you satan by the power we have been delegated to trample on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy. No weapon formed against us shall prosper and that includes the weapon of divorce.

We stand clothed and saturated in the blood of Jesus, Hallelujah. We intercede on the behalf of our spouses and we stand flat footed against the powers of darkness and we plead the blood of Jesus over our spouses destiny, we declare and decree that our spouses have overcome by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.

We thank You that everyone is brought to a godly sorrow that leads to repentance without regret. We praise You God that our testimonies will save other men and women in the future. Before you formed us and our spouses in the womb You knew them. You Lord created each and every one of them with purpose and destiny. That is what we stand in the gap for. That the purpose and destiny of our spouses will be fulfilled in this lifetime.

We forgive each and every offense now in the name of Jesus because we understand that the whole setup was to prevent them and us from reaching our God given purpose and destiny.

We declare and decree that not one gift or talent shall fall to the ground but that our spouses will leave here to live with You at a ripe old age having fulfilled every bit of the design Lord God from the foundation of the earth. We thank You that these pastors, evangelists, teachers, preachers, fathers, brothers, uncles….will expend every spiritual and natural gift that You Lord have given them.

We seal this prayer in the blood of Jesus, sign of the new covenant and sign it in His name, the name that is above all names, the name of Jesus, in Jesus name, Amen!

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The Threshing Floor – Anointed To Cover

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As I began to meditate on the story of Ruth and Boaz at the threshing floor in Ruth 3 I began to see this chapter in a way I had never seen it before.

Boaz was at the threshing floor winnowing barley. We understand that threshing is separating the bad parts from the usable or edible product.

Naomi instructed Ruth to wash and anoint herself put on her best garment, wait until he finished his work, eating and drinking and then to uncover his feet and lie down. Boaz eats, drinks and lies down at the heap of grain

Ruth was patient and followed instruction. In the process when We are praying and God is performing His work(Threshing) we cannot be in such a hurry until the work is completed.

Boaz lying down at the heap of grain symbolizes the finished work or product. Ruth did not lie down while the threshing was in process, she was instructed by Naomi to wait until his work was completed including eating and drinking. When the work was done she uncovered his feet only to cover them back up with herself.

She was washed, anointed and had on her best garment. In other words what she uncovered she was able, prepared and anointed to cover back up.m!

In the process of God completing His work, work on yourself to ensure that you are able to cover what may be exposed. She uncovered his feet but then covered the exposed part with her able, washed and anointed self!

“Many are called but few are chosen.”

Ruth was chosen to cover because she herself went through a deliverance process. What happens many times is that we are not prepared to cover what is being exposed and we lose focus because we haven’t dealt with our own deliverance.

By the blood of Jesus we are washed, able, and anointed to cover the assignment in our lives because before the foundation of the earth He called us and ordained us but we must recognize that in order to complete our assignments we must too be delivered.

In covenant one party bears the weakness of the other which means there are areas you are anointed to cover in this one flesh relationship. The places exposed are the areas you have been washed, anointed and dressed to cover! You have been set apart for such a time as this. Covenant is spiritual and is not determined or negated by physical location. Cover what has been uncovered with your anointing! Suit up and PRAY!