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!


God’s Appointed Position in Prayer


In Genesis 39 the story is depicted regarding Joseph and his master’s wife. His master’s wife attempts to seduce Joseph. Joseph refuses and makes the following declaration in verse 9: “There is no one greater in the house than I, nor has he kept back anything from me but you, because you are his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness and sin against God?”

Joseph looked at the spiritual implications of becoming involved with his master’s wife over the natural consequences. Sinning against God was more important than satisfying his fleshly desires.

I speak to those that are wives or husbands and regardless of your current marital situation, because you are his wife or her husband, take another look at how your behavior could cause you to sin against God? Marriage is a covenant. You can’t see it but it nonetheless supernaturally powerful. Touching this supernatural covenant is sinning against God. Joseph realized this and we must realize it also. There are several other biblical stories displaying the consequences of touching this covenant (Abraham, Sara and Abimilech in Genesis 20)

1 Chronicles 16:22 – Touch not mine anointed and do my prophet no harm. As his wife/husband, you must be their wife/husband regardless of what they are saying to you or doing to you. You do not have to answer to your husband/wife regarding your actions but you do have to answer to God. Let God deal with your spouse while you are honoring your part as his wife or her husband.

*You pray for your husband ….BECAUSE YOU ARE HIS WIFE

*You stand in the gap on his behalf .BECAUSE YOU ARE HIS WIFE


We have to remember that we are of another kingdom! We are in this world but not of it. Just because the world says it is okay to behave a certain way in particular situations does not mean anything to the believer. We cannot operate out of emotions and feelings, because covenant cares nothing about that.

Ecclesiastes 5:4-5 “When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pa it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed. Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay. I know it is hard and you are hurt and unsure if you can do this but God appointed you to intercede on his behalf ….BECAUSE YOU ARE HIS WIFE

We must operate according to the Will of God, which is His WORD! Wives are to submit to their husbands as unto the Lord. Remain the faithful companion in this marital covenant as unto the Lord ….BECAUSE YOU ARE HIS WIFE and God will perfect everything and everyone that concerns you.

“Marriage is honorable among all and the marriage bed undefiled.”

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!

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!