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…..

…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!

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!

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.

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.

Imposing Faith

Art 101: Imposing Faith

Hebrews Chapter 11 is noted as being the hallmark of fame in the bible. In detail it explained different biblical people and how faith was their mechanism for reaching the promise. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen; it is in essence a supernatural occurrence that is very real but invisible. Those promises that we have yet to see fulfilled in the natural realm, lie in the real but unseen realm.
One night my Pastor preached a message “From process to the promise.”

An artist has a technique which by terminology is called “impose.” Impose is a process that is used to complete a finished product. Impose to an artist means to print an image over another image so that both are seen at once. Another definition of impose is to lay on or set as something to be borne, endured, obeyed, fulfilled or paid with authority.

When we pray the Word, we are actually imposing the Word of God with the delegated authority that He has given us, laying the Word on or setting it on top of our natural circumstances which births the promise after we have endured, obeyed God who fulfilled and paid everything by placing His Son on the Cross. What we have to understand is that when laying the Word of God over a particular situation, the Word of God transforms that situation into what you are praying. For example, when the Word (Spiritual) is laid on top of cancer (Natural), the Word of God regarding healing has the ability to transform that cancer into healing.

One of the main tactics of the enemy is trying and to get us focus on what we see with our natural eyes (I am preaching to the choir on this note) instead of the fact that the solution which is in the Word of God has ‘imposing authority” when spoken in faith over our circumstances and situations. Let me use the movie the Matrix as an example, there is a character named Agent Smith. Agent Smith has the ability to touch another person and make them look like him, act like him and think like him. We have the same ability in imposing faith; remember we are made in the image and likeness of God. We can reach into our situations, speak the Word of God by faith with authority and by imposing the supernatural over the natural transforming that situation to look like, act like and think like the Word of God. We walk by faith and not by sight. Close your natural eyes and walk in imposing faith today.

First Alert – 911

This morning as I was headed out to work I looked up and noticed the ‘First Alert’ device that is attached to the ceiling in the door way. The device that we have in our home is a combination of smoke and carbon dioxide detectors. It is able to detect the visible threats to our lives as well as the invisible threats. When the smoke (visible) rises to the point of detection, the alarm sounds. When carbon dioxide (invisible) rises to the point of detection, the alarm sounds.
Our spirits should be wired the same way. Some attacks you can see and fight with your naked eye and some you should be able to see and fight with your “Mind’s eye.” Your entire mind, soul and body should be wired to detect those things that are seen and those that are not seen. Your natural eyes can see sickness, debt, betrayal, and other works of the flesh but your “Mind’s eye” should see: healing, wealth, faithfulness, covenant and fruits of the spirit etc. When you have a relationship with God, He will share the unseen things, I am a witness of that.
Note: just because you may not be experiencing something right now does not mean that you should not safeguard that area with prayer. Always keep the invisible shield of protection around every area of your life not just the ones you can see at the present time.
Now here is where the alarm comes into play, remember the alarm goes off when the detector detects a threat, so when the alarm goes off due to sickness, debt, unfaithfulness, these are counter-attacked by those things in the “Mind’s eye.” Hebrews 11:1 – “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” When the alarm sounds; you must begin to speak those things that are not as though they were. The alarm is there to alert you not destroy you. Everything is not the devil. Sometimes things happen because God wants to awaken the sleeping giant. He wants to teach and show you the power that you are working with and those gifts that are lying dormant in you that He placed within you before you were formed in your mother’s belly.
You have the power to speak to those mountains and they must move out of your way. Remember greater is He who is in me, than he who is in the world. Many times we crush under pressure not realizing that the road to victory is in our mouth. Everything including the kitchen sink, Jesus Christ has placed on the inside of us that can crush the head of the enemy, tread upon serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy.
The alarm silences when the threat has left. Many of us while cooking, wave a towel around the alarm to make the smoke go away. The way to make threats to your family, destiny and purpose go away and lineup with the Will of God lies in the “waving” of the Word of God to overcome the powers of darkness.

When the threat of sickness comes, wave the Word: It is written “I shall live and not die and declare the goodness of the Lord.”
When the threat of poverty comes your way, wave the Word: It is written“I am a tither and the Lord rebukes the devourer for my sake.”

When the threat of unfaithfulness comes into your marriage wave the Word: It is written “What God has joined together let no man break apart.”

When you see the smoke, or when you don’t but you sense something in your “knower”: Wave the Word it wards off every attack!