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!

…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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Warriors! ITS TIME To Thresh!

WARNING: Threshing in process!

Thresh is defined as : to separate the seeds of from the husks and straw by beating; to swing, beat, or strike in the manner of a rapidly moving flail. When a person flails their arms they do it wildly and without restraint.

That’s what we are doing today FLAILING our mouths against the enemy. We are in proactive warfare today. We are busting through the gates of hell and taking back Everything the enemy stole or is trying to steal!!!!!

There is only ONE way to transform your situation and that is by Speaking or FLAILING with your mouth using the word of God. Today is a day if less woulda, shoulda, coulda and all WORD!

It’s The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars; yes, the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon. The voice of the Lord splits and flashes forth forked lightning. The voice of the Lord makes the wilderness tremble; the Lord shakes the Wilderness of Kadesh. The voice of the Lord makes the hinds bring forth their young, and His voice strips bare the forests, while in His temple everyone is saying, Glory! (Psalm 29:5, 7-9 AMP)

START FLAILING!
1. It is written: My children are the righteousness of God!
2. It is written: I am the head and not the tail, above only and never beneath!
3. I bind the generational curses of (name them: alcoholism, mental disease, cancer, drug addiction, failure, adultery, divorce etc.) and loose the generational blessings that have been bound for 10 generations into my life, marriage and home. You said Lord that whatever I bind on earth is bound in heaven and whatever I loose on earth is loosed in heaven.
4. We have the mind of Christ because the mind of Christ is bound to our minds.
5. Before the foundation of the world you called my spouse, my children and you knew him and them. You Lord called them to be pastors, teachers, prophets, evangelists. I speak those things that be not as though they were.
Greater is He who is in me than he who is in the world. I am an overcomes.
6. This sickness is not into death!
7. My destiny, purpose, marriage shall live and not die.
8. I am a tither therefore God rebukes the devourer for my sake. My cup runs over.
9. I am blessed to be a blessing
10. My spouse, myself, my children, my family and my entire household are saved!

Come on warrior and flail the Word of God in your situation and then when you have done all STAND!!!!

Called For a Generational Rescue

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Hello Noah! That might not be your name but you will see what I mean in a minute. 🙂

As I was reading Genesis 6 I began to see this story in terms of intercession regarding generational curses. Noah was named by his father and his name meant: “This one will comfort us concerning our work and the toil of our hands, because of the ground which The Lord has cursed.”

As God was preparing to destroy what He created due to the sinful nature someone named Noah caught His eye. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations and he walked with God. Genesis 6:9

Have you ever stopped to think that in your situation whatever it is may be due to the fact that like Noah you caught God’s eye because you are just, walk with God and that whatever your name may be, you were called before the foundation of the world to stand in the gap to break the generational curses in your family!

Because of your stand in faith, obedience to God’s voice and the call on your life God has called you to stand in the gap so that you, your children, grandchildren will not suffer from the curse that you have had to endure.

You have been called to do what your Mother, Grandma, Auntie etc were not able to do. I know it’s hard! I know you want to give up! But guess what it’s not in your name to give up!

Follow God’s instructions in building your ark! Once it’s built take your family leave every generational curse and walk into ALL the generational blessings that have been sitting waiting on you, your children etc.

You can do it because its in your name!

Her hands on the threshold

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In Judges 19 a story is displayed that I believe many people experience in some form or fashion feeling as if you are being thrown out of your spouses life for one reason or another.

Paraphrasing for time sake, a woman is betrayed by her husband to settle the desires of wicked men. All night long she is treated savagely and left for dead. With the last amount of strength she makes her way to the house where her husband is staying and falls down at the doorstep.

When her husband wakes up he opens the door to see his wife with her hands on the threshold. The husband tells her to get up but there is no answer. She dies with her hand on threshold, one step away to the other side.

Why was her husband sleeping while his wife was being brutalized? He knew that his wife was out there. Had he been awake and watching out for her maybe just maybe when his wife came to the door her life could have been spared. We learn earlier on in the chapter that she had betrayed him and returned to her fathers home where the husband went ti retrieve her. Was he seeking revenge for the betrayal he had experienced?

Regardless of what you may be experiencing in your marriage or life situations remember that vengeance belongs to God. You cannot fall asleep while your husband/wife, children and/or family are out being blinded and mistreated by the enemy. You have to pray, intercede on their behalf even at inconvenient times especially in the night season.

What if just one more prayer, one more day of fasting could keep your spouses or families hands off the threshold?

Would you keep watch to make sure that their purpose or destiny was fulfilled or that one additional prayer could save their lives from the hands of the enemy?

I know you feel like giving up. I know you feel like you can’t take one more day of the betrayal, nasty behavior or rumor regarding your situation. Just hold on, God has already answered your prayer. Don’t let your husbands, wives or families hand be left on the threshold because you fell asleep!

Daybreak of your manifestation maybe one more prayer away! Stay awake and pray!

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.

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.