1/12/2020 Miracle City Global
Judah Goes First
Anna Love. We worship the Lord because He deserves all of our praise. He deserves everything that we are. He deserves it all. This morning I felt like it was important that we be intentional in our worship, that it was important for us to step into a place of knowing what we were doing this morning.
My word for the year is Restitution. This morning we are stepping into that word and the fullness of what it is and we are having Restitution in our lives. We’re taking hold of Restitution in any area that we need—spiritually, mentally, physically, in our families, in our job, whatever it is. We’re asking for Restitution. Anything you feel like you’ve lost, even missed opportunities, the Lord is bringing Restitution.
He told me this morning that Restitution is taking it all back but it’s taking it all back with interest. So it’s not just what you missed out on or what you lost, it’s restoration to original intent. But it’s even better than before because what we thought was the best, God had even better.
Before we step into worship this morning, I want us to understand the fullness of this word. When we do step into worship, we’re receiving back all the Lord has for us. It’s a time of resetting and a time of restoration. It’s a time of renewal and whatever you need. At the first of this year let’s just step in all the way. In this new decade, let’s step in all the way. Let this new year and this new decade, this new season, this new era like everyone’s talking about, let it be the best that there’s ever been.
Like we sang about last week, the Lord just keeps on getting better and better. Expect better and get better.
What is Restitution?
1. It’s reparation made by giving an equivalent or compensation for loss, damage, or injury caused; indemnification.
2. Restoration of property or rights previously taken away, conveyed, or surrendered.
3. Restoration to the former or original state or position.
4. Physics. The return to an original physical condition especially after elastic deformation.
Have you felt like in the past few months or years things have come and gotten you deformed, out of your position or off track? How do I get back to that place? That really stuck out to me because in the last several weeks and months, we’ve been singing songs and praying prayers about taking us back to our first love, taking us back to those moments at first.
I saw in having Restitution, it’s really the Lord bringing us back to center. It’s him dropping his plumb line in us, and it’s setting all things right. Because it’s his desire that we prosper in all things even as our soul prospers. But if we’re out of kilter or bent in the wrong direction or bent by circumstances instead of being bent toward God, then it’s hard to be in alignment to receive what he has for us. How can you step into the promise if you’re not prepared for it?
5. A legal action serving to cause restoration of a previous state.
Synonyms: Return, restoration, handing back, replacement, surrender, yielding, recovery, compensation, recompense, reparation, reimbursement, repayment, reward, redress, satisfaction.
Handing Back stuck out to me. It reminded me of the word Michelle brought several weeks ago about Handing Over, that it was time for things to be handed over to us. If you need a physical miracle, or you need to see healing, then it’s time that that gets handed over to you. It’s time to put a demand on it. Because we’re standing in a place to receive Restitution. So anything lost, anything stolen, anything missing, it’s time that it gets handed back over. The enemy can’t hold onto it.
Redress also stuck out to me. I know it’s not the same connotation, but it’s how the Lord showed it to me. We’re in a season because of restitution and the Lord bringing restitution to our lives, but he’s redressing us and preparing us for the new season. The last several years have been preparation for the time we’re stepping into now.
Some of us have walked through so many situations and circumstances or even cycles, the same ole same ole. I know in my personal life and in some of your lives, that you’ve broken out of the cycle in areas of your life. And I believe it’s because the Lord has redressed us for this season and we’re prepared like never before.
Surrender was my word for last year. Without surrender, you can’t enter into anything. We have to give complete control to the Lord.
Restitution and Restoration
Jeremiah 33:3-26 VOICE. Eternal One: Call to me and I will answer you. I will tell you of great things, things beyond what you can imagine, things you could never have known. I, the Eternal God of Israel, tell you that all these public buildings and royal palaces have been dismantled in vain. You thought you could strengthen the city walls with the scraps of those buildings, but it is a useless defense against the siege ramps and swords of the Chaldean.
In this fight, the city will be filled with the dead whom I will destroy in My anger and wrath, for I have hidden My face from this city because of their wickedness.
Nevertheless, keep watching. I will restore this city and heal the wounds of My people. I will lavish them with peace and stability. I will bring both Judah and Israel back from captivity, and I will rebuild their land to what it was before. I will cleanse them from all the sins they committed against Me and forgive all the wrongs they have done and all the ways they rebelled against Me.
Jerusalem will have a sweet-sounding name once again. The good I do for her will bring Me joy, praise, and honor among all nations of the earth, for they will be in awe and tremble at the peace and prosperity I give to this city.
Listen to Me, Jeremiah. You say this place will become a desolate wasteland with no people and no animals, but it will not always be so. The towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem may indeed become lifeless, but I, the Eternal One, promise you the silence will be broken. Once again you will hear the sounds of laughter and joy, the sweet words of the bride and bridegroom at a wedding, and voices of those who bring thank offerings to the temple singing, Give thanks to the Eternal, Commander of heavenly armies, for He is good. His faithful love endures forever.
All of this will happen because I will restore the riches of this land to what they once were.
:12 I, the Eternal, Commander of heavenly armies, promise: even this desolate place—with no people and no animals—and all of its ruined cities will once again have pastures where shepherds will rest their flocks. In the towns of the hill country, in the villages of the western hills, in the cities of the Negev, in the territory of Benjamin, in the vicinity around Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, once again flocks will be cared for by a faithful shepherd who will count each and every one of his sheep.
:14 Look! The days are coming when I will fulfill the promise I made to the people of Israel and Judah. In those days, when the time is right, I will cause a righteous Branch to sprout from the old stump of David’s lineage; He will do what is right and just in the land. In those day, Judah will be liberated, and Jerusalem will live in safety. And the city will be called by His name, The Eternal is Our Righteousness.
I tell you, the royal dynasty of David will not cease; the throne of Israel still belongs to his family. Remember this, even as other kings rule over you. Remember also that the line of Levitical priests will not cease; for all time they will stand before Me offering burnt offerings, grain offerings, and making sacrifices.
Again, the word of the Eternal came to Jeremiah. Eternal One: If you can figure out a way to break My covenant with the day and with the night so they do not always arrive on schedule, the very rhythm of life on this earth, only then will My covenant with My servant David be broken and his son not rule from his throne. Only then will My covenant with the Levitical priests who minister before Me be null and void.
:22 I will make David’s descendants, along with the Levitical priests who minister before Me, so numerous they will seem like the stars of the skies that cannot be counted and the sands of the seashore that can never be measured.
The word of the Eternal came to Jeremiah again. Eternal One: Have you noticed what some people are saying? “The Eternal chose these two families, Israel and Judah, but He has now rejected them.” They clearly despise My people—they don’t even consider them a nation any longer. But again, this is what the Eternal promises: “Just as I am not about to stop ruling the universe with fixed laws so that the day and the night become confused, I will likewise keep My promise to the descendants of Jacob and David, My servant; I will not reject them.
I will not forget the covenant I made with David that one of his descendants will rule over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I will restore their fortunes and have mercy on them.
This is a huge promise. Whenever the Lord gave me the word Restitution, this is the scripture that really resonated in me because I believe this is the hour, this is the time, this is the season, and this is the moment that we’re living in.
When all things, no matter how far gone they seem, no matter how desolate, no matter how dried up your land, your promise, your situation seems, the Lord is saying, Look and look again, because I’m restoring all things. I’m restoring your fortunes. I’m restoring your cities. I’m restoring the ancient ruins. I’m restoring your forgotten inheritances. It’s like you’ve been holding on for so long, and I feel like some people have been holding onto promises or prophetic words or different things for so long. And it’s not that you’ve become complacent, but you’ve become settled in the waiting.
Don’t get me wrong. We need to find the rest of the Lord in the waiting, but don’t become content in your waiting that: I’m waiting for the promise that I don’t ever think is going to happen. If this is all that we’re doing, what are we doing? Don’t stand for something you don’t believe. Don’t wait for something you don’t believe is going to happen. What’s the point? You’re just wasting your time.
The Lord is showing me to just keep holding on and keep pressing in. A couple of weeks ago you all came to stand up here and I said, If you are standing for something, then you’re not standing for it if you’re sitting down. The Lord is showing me that this is the time. This is the season. What you’ve waited for is manifesting. And in so many of our lives those things are already happening.
We say it over and over again, but it goes back to Amos 9:11. It’s happening so fast that it makes your head swim. It happens so fast that you think, Is this really real? It just keeps on getting better.
Psalm 80:3. Restore us, O God. Make your face shine on us, that we may be saved.
I believe that in these next ten years we will see the favor of the Lord on us like never before. I believe that his face will shine on us, and we will be blessed, not that we aren’t already blessed because there is blessing for us in Christ Jesus; but I believe that we will see favor and walk in a place of favor like we’ve never known before. And it’s all because of the glory. The glory is coming in a greater measure.
Psalm 71:19-24 VOICE. God, Your justice stretches to the heavens, You who have done mighty things. Who is like You, O God?
You have made me see hard times: I’ve experienced many miserable days, but You will restore me again. You will raise me up from the deep pit. You will greatly increase my status and be my comfort once again.
I will praise You with music played on a harp because You have been faithful. O my God, I will sing praises to You with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel. I will shout for joy as I sing Your praises; my soul will celebrate because You have rescued me.
All day long I will declare how Your justice saved me, for those who have plotted to bring me harm are now ashamed and humiliated.
Sometimes we face things or we face situations, and we get mad or we want to fight, etc., but the Lord fights for us. All we have to do is keep our eyes fixed on Him.
As I was reading this scripture, I was reminded how several years ago, the Lord had given Marian Applewhite this scripture. She had this revelation and had every person say, You will restore my life again. At the time, there were different ones of us going through many trials and situations and hard things, and the word she had was, But God, you will restore my life again.
This morning as I was reading that scripture, it was like, You will restore my life again as you did at first. You will reset me back to the beginning but not how I was at the beginning, but how you intended me to be at first.
I saw this morning that anything that’s happened up until now, anything that happened before you walked in the door, the Lord is saying, I will restore you to where you were at first and none of that matters. Just let go of it.
I was thinking about some past situations, and different things in my life personally, and pondering on those things. I told the Lord, I’m sorry. Why do I do that? His response to me was, I don’t really know what you’re talking about because I call you innocent. Any residue from the past or any situation, whether a week ago or ten years ago, the Lord has stamped you with Innocent. If you have turned from that thing, if you have repented and you’ve come out of it, it says in the Word that he has removed it as far as the east is from the west. So who are you to say you’re guilty when God calls you innocent? I think God’s a little bit stronger than anything. It’s like we never did it.
Position for Restitution
I’ve been really big on positioning ourselves for what the Lord has for us, and this is what he told me in the case for today.
James 4:7-10. Submit yourselves then to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laugher to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
Humility is the key for this season. Restitution sounds like a big strong word and it is, but if you get prideful and pompous and pumped up because you think, Yeah, we’re taking everything back, you’re not positioning yourself for restitution. You’re positioning yourself for a spirit of pride and pride is pretty wicked.
Humility is the key. I was reminded of that song, Defender. All I did was worship. All I did was praise. All I did was bow down. All I did was stay still. It’s in the stillness where we hear the quiet voice of the Lord that our hearts can become changed. That we can stay in a humble place, that we can stay in that place of surrender. Because whenever I think about, Just stay still. Sometimes that’s really hard to just stay still and really listen to the voice of the Lord.
I was seeing in that that we are in such an important time that we have to be intimate with the Lord and know His still voice. It’s easy to hear something if it’s loud and in your face. But I know from living with my parents and family and different things, if you’re in the house with somebody and they never say anything, you know they’re there; you can feel them; you know their ways. I know everyone in here knows somebody, whether a spouse or a child or close friend or family member, and you can know what they’re thinking or how they feel about something without them even saying anything.
I was seeing that this is a season for us to know the Lord. And just like we’ve been saying and singing, He’s closer than a friend, closer than a brother. And just to know him, but know him in a place that’s not religious, not hype, but it’s, I know you from the inside of me.
Instead of seeking and searching somewhere out there, begin to know the Lord from the inside of you, because he’s on the inside of us and that changes everything. I can feel the stillness in the room now. It’s all about surrender.
In December, 2018, the Lord was stirring this word in me and this is what he gave me about Surrender, my 2019 word.
Sometimes doing what is right feels like death. Everything in you wants to resist and do the opposite. But where there is great sacrifice, there is great reward. Not in the fact of laying down something to receive something else, but laying down what you’ve previously clung to regardless.
Philippians 1:21 says, “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” We have to let the old ways die. I have to let the old ways die. This is the season to move from submission to surrender. It is the era of true surrender.
I believe that’s where we are. I believe we’re in a time where our heart position is more important than it’s ever been before. We can’t only be submitted to God, because you can submit to somebody because of their place of authority, but to truly surrender comes from a place of love. That comes from a place of passion. That comes from a place of actually caring for that person because you want to please them.
I believe the Lord is so touching our hearts right now that instead of doing the things that we know to do like a process or a method, that is starts in our heart. That we so desire, not just on Sunday but every day, to wake up in the morning and say, Lord, here’s my heart. Or Lord, what are you saying today? It says in scripture to ask, but what if your first thought in the morning instead of, Lord, I need you to do this for me today; I need you to heal my body; I need you to come through in my finances; I need you to heal my family. What if your first thing to the Lord was, Good morning; what are you saying this morning? What do you have for me today? Because sometimes I think we get things out of order.
If we’ll just seek him, seek his face, then everything else is going to be alright. It’s time we change our position. And I believe when we shift to Surrender, then that will happen. Because I believe that Surrender makes way for Restitution. Whenever you surrender your heart to the Lord, you can’t get anymore humble than that. Then the little things that used to bug you or bother you or come in and derail you, it’s like they’re of no effect.
It’s all coming back now.
Restored. Psalm 126
A song of the stairway. It was like a dream come true when you freed us from our bondage and brought us back to Zion. We laughed and laughed and overflowed with gladness. We were left shouting for joy and singing your praise. All the nations saw it and joined in, saying, “The Lord has done great miracles for them!”
Yes, he did mighty miracles and we are overjoyed. Now, Lord, do it again. Restore us to our former glory. May streams of your refreshing flow over us until our dry hearts are drenched again.
Those who sow their tears as seeds will reap a harvest with joyful shouts of glee. They may weep as they go out carrying their seed to sow, but they will return with joyful laughter and shouting with gladness as they bring back armloads of blessing and a harvest overflowing.
I think many of us in this room have planted seeds and those seeds have died and they are bursting up from the ground. The harvest time has come. As I was thinking about seeds and planting seeds, waiting and waiting and waiting for things, I’m reminded of the Amos 9 scripture. It’s like the seed has gone into the ground and we’ve looked at our field and there’s nothing nothing nothing nothing nothing.
You go back and look and there’s not even a sprout. Nothing. It makes no sense. Maybe all my seeds are dead and they’re not coming back. But it’s like in a moment you’re going to look again and it’s going to be a big tree or it’s going to be a full harvest. And it’s like just in a moment it’s there.
Over the last year we’re been talking about moments. One of the big things the Lord has given me is not to miss your moment. Or how so many moments can be defining. It’s like we are in the moment of harvest. We are in the moment of Full Restitution. We are in the moment where the Lord has put a No Trespassing sign against the enemy and he can’t touch us. We’re in our Moment.
Zechariah 9:11-17. The Lord will save his people
As for you, because of the blood of My agreement with you, I have set your people free from the deep hole that has no water. Return to the strong city, you prisoners who have hope. Today I am telling you that I will give you twice as much as you had before.
I will use Judah as My bow, and Ephraim as My arrow. I will move your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Greece, and make you like a soldier’s sword.
Then the Lord will be seen over them, and His arrow will go out like lightning. The Lord God will blow the horn and go in the storm winds of the south. The Lord of All will fight for them, and they will destroy, and walk on the stones that were to be thrown at them. They will drink and make much noise as with wine. They will be filled like a cup used for pouring blood on the horns of the altar.
The Lord your God will save them on that day as the flock of his people. They are like the stones of a crown shining in this land. How good and how beautiful they will be. Grain will make the young men grow strong; and the young pure women will grow strong with new wine.
Another promise that he will restore double. One thing that stuck out that I did not see in this scripture before is that the very stones that they were going to throw at you, are going to be thrown at them. It’s kind of like that Haman thing, the hanging. The trap-sets, etc., the enemy has had for us, anything he’s tried to throw against us in the last several seasons are coming back on him and then some.
The Lord is restoring double to us. We’re in a double year, a 20/20 year. If we’re in a double year, and the Lord is saying Double in so many things, and it’s a year of restitution, it’s a year of restoration, it’s a year of redemption, all these different ‘R’ words I’ve been hearing, then if it’s also a year of Fulfillment and my promise is going to be fulfilled in this time—because that’s what the Lord says and I believe it and I believe it for each one of us—then I would almost go so far as to say Double on our promises.
Double on the things that I’ve been standing for. Double on whatever you need. Double. So you don’t just have it. You have extra. You can take that to the bank because that’s what the scripture says. If we believe what the Word says then we can claim it and it’s ours.
Season of Return
II Kings 19:30-31. Once more a remnant of the kingdom of Judah will take root below and bear fruit above. For out of Jerusalem will come a remnant, and out of Mount Zion a band of survivors. “The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.
Isaiah 28:5-6. In that day the Lord Almighty will be a glorious crown, a beautiful wreath for the remnant of his people. He will be a spirit of justice to the one who sits in judgment, a source of strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.
Remnant Rising. A Decade for Recompense.
There is a Recompense coming in favor of the sons of God, and a Recompense coming against the enemy. We’ve been talking for two years about the Remnant Rising. I believe this is the decade of the Remnant, and the ones that you haven’t seen, the ones that have been in the wilderness, the ones that have been in the caves, the ones that have been hidden away, that have been on their face, that have been waiting and waiting and waiting, we’re about to see the remnant rise like never before.
It’s coming out of the shadows and coming into the light. Coming out of the secret place and coming to the forefront. What the remnant has carried, the Lord is saying it’s for now. In that is coming Recompense. There is going to be great recompense in the Body of Christ because of the faithful remnant. In that, the Lord has put a No Trespassing sign against the enemy. So there is going to be great recompense against the enemy.
What is Recompense?
1. Make amends to someone for loss or harm suffered; compensate.
2. Compensation or reward given for loss or harm suffered or effort made.
3. Make amends to or reward someone for loss, harm or effort.
4. Restitution made or punishment inflicted for a wrong or injury.
This is where is gets judicial. The Lord has made a ruling in our favor. Jesus has stood on our behalf. All those things, all that’s been lost, we are taking it back. I would even say that right now in the spirit, we are taking it back today.
Psalm 21:1-13 NIV. The King rejoices in your strength, Lord. How great is his joy in the victories you give. You have granted him his heart’s desire and have not withheld the request of his lips. You came to greet him with rich blessings and placed a crown of pure gold on his head. He asked you for life, and you gave it to him—length of days, forever and ever.
Through the victories you gave, his glory is great; you have bestowed on him splendor and majesty. Surely you have granted him unending blessings and made him glad with the joy of your presence. For the king trusts in the Lord; through unfailing love of the Most High he will not be shaken.
Your hand will lay hold on all your enemies; your right hand will seize your foes. When you appear for battle, you will burn them up as in a blazing furnace. The Lord will swallow them up in his wrath, and his fire will consume them.
You will destroy their descendants from the earth, their posterity from mankind. Though they plot evil against you and devise wicked schemes, they cannot succeed. You will make them turn their backs when you aim at them with drawn bow.
Be exalted in your strength, Lord; we will sing and praise your might.
The Lord is fighting for us. The Lord is defending us. The Lord is taking care of us. All we have to do is say, Be exalted, Lord, in your strength; we will sing praise to your might. If we stay in a position of worship then the Lord handles everything else. All we have to do is have our hearts and our minds and our eyes fixed and focused on him, and then he takes care of everything else. It is not our job or responsibility to figure everything out.
If we fix our eyes on him and our hearts on him, and we say, Lord, Lord. Then he’ll tell us what we need to do. He’ll tell us where to go. He’ll tell us what path we’re going down. He’ll tell us the plans and the schemes of the enemy before they ever happen. He’ll put a stop to it and he’ll tell us what to say. He’ll tell us what to do. All we have to do is stay fixed and focused on him.
That’s how you set yourself up to receive recompense on situations. It’s not thinking, Okay how am I going to make this happen? If that’s your first thought then you are not walking in humility. You’re not surrendered. And you’ve not laid yourself down.
I appreciate what my mom said last Sunday. She was talking about going through the holidays and having time off, time to rest. And there was one thing after another and it didn’t happen. Her response to the Lord was, My life is not my own. It’s really staying in that mindset of, My life is not my own. Lord, whatever you desire for me, I position myself for that. If you do that, and stop trying to figure everything out yourself, then the grace is there for whatever you need. The grace is there for busyness. The grace for when rest comes. The grace is there for whatever situation, whatever comes your way, if you just submit yourself to God.
In James it says, Submit yourself to God and the enemy will flee from you. So all you have to do is submit. Surrender and stand in that place. That’s the No Trespassing sign.
Jeremiah 29:11-15 KJV. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”
We’re coming home. We’re coming back to the place that we belong. We’re coming back to the place that the Lord ordained for us. Any place that you have gotten off, the Lord is bringing you back home today. He is bringing you back to center. He’s bringing you back to original intent. It is the Major Reset like a factory reset.
Colossians 1:15-23 TPT. He is the divine portrait, the true likeness of the invisible God, and the firstborn heir of all creation. For in him was created the universe of things, both in the heavenly realm and on the earth, all that is seen and all that is unseen. Every seat of power, realm of government, principality, and authority—it all exists through him and for his purpose. He existed before anything was made, and now everything finds completion in him.
He is the Head of his body, which is the church. And since he is the beginning and the firstborn heir in resurrection, he is the most exalted One, holding first place in everything. For God is satisfied to have all his fullness dwelling in Christ. And by the blood of his cross, everything in heaven and earth is brought back to himself—back to its original intent, restored to innocence again!
Even though you were once distant from him, living in the shadows of your evil thoughts and actions, he reconnected you back to himself. He released his supernatural peace to you through the sacrifice of his own body as the sin payment on your behalf so that you would dwell in his presence. And now there is nothing between you and Father God, for he sees you as holy, flawless and restored.
If indeed you continue to advance in faith, secured on a firm foundation to grow upon, never be shaken from the hope of the gospel you have believed in. And this is the glorious news I preach all over the world.
That’s the promise of innocence. The Lord has stamped us. If you have turned, if you have repented, the Lord has stamped you with innocence. That is the scripture reference. That is the Word backing that up. The Lord has called you innocent, holy, flawless.
I believe we are stepping into a season where you need to believe what the Lord says about you. The past or anything that tries to creep up, you can reckon it dead. The Lord says, Innocent!
Ephesians 4:1-13 NIV. As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
I want to read that again. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Let’s treat each other how we would like to be treated. I know that sounds very elementary but it is so important in this season to be humble. So it’s very important that we extend grace to one another.
Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. This is why it says: “When he ascended on high, he took many captives and gave gifts to his people.” (What does “he ascended” mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions? He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.)
So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
I believe so much, especially in this house, has been about us maturing in our faith. I believe we’re in a season to see fulfillment, and to see fullness come in our lives like never before, fullness in our relationships, our relationship with the Lord, our relationships with our families, children, you name it. Anything that’s been lacking, the Lord is putting his fullness on it.
Things in the past that may have rubbed you the wrong way or situations you didn’t know how to deal with; or just life, the Lord has prepared us and is bringing us to a level of maturity. And every step of the way he’s showing us how to do it, how not to fall into the old cycles, how to not deal with things the way we dealt with them in the past. It’s like you’re a new creation, but for real, as funny as that sounds.
It’s like you know the scripture; you know you’re a new creation in Christ through salvation, but we’re in a new place. I don’t know about you, but I feel like a new person. It’s like we’ve let go of the old and we’ve stepped into the new. I believe it’s crossing over from the former glory into the new glory and the Lord is raining it down.
Declaration over us. This is important for this year and this decade.
Isaiah 61 NIV. The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.
They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations. Strangers will shepherd your flocks; foreigners will work your fields and vineyards. And you will be called priests of the Lord; you will be named ministers of our God. You will feed on the wealth of nations, and in their riches you will boast.
Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.
:8 For I, the Lord, love justice; I hate robbery and wrongdoing. In my faithfulness I will reward my people and make an everlasting covenant with them. Their descendants will be known among the nations and their offspring among the peoples. All who see them will acknowledge that they are a people the Lord has blessed.”
I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations.
Lord, we thank you this morning that you are bringing restitution in our lives, in every area of our lives, and that you springing up and springing forth in us. We position ourselves. We humble ourselves. We surrender our hearts unto you, God. I thank you that you are restoring our lives again to your original intent. You are resetting things in us, Lord. Father, we fix our eyes on you. We set our hearts and our minds on you. We say, Come and move in us. Come and turn our hearts. Come and break our hearts for what breaks yours.
Lord, thank you that you have clothed us, that you have prepared us to step into this new place. So right now this morning, we step into all you have for us. And we take back everything the enemy has stolen. Anything he was taken from us, we take back this morning. And we take it back with interest in Jesus name.
?You bring restoration. You bring restitution. We honor you, Jesus. You restore everything that was lost. Exceedingly more than we could dream. We’re gonna take back all the enemy has stolen. It’s in the blood of the one who is worthy. We’re gonna plunder the pits of hell. You’re worthy. Jesus, You are.
Anna. It’s all coming back now. To original intent. Your original desire. I see your restitution, Jesus. I see your recompense. I see your restoration, I see your reset. Come right now. We receive it.
Danette Riley. As we were worshipping I heard the Lord say, Today is a day of settlement. Today is Settlement Day. There are those of you who have been waiting on settlements, and as Anna brought forth the word that there are those of us that may have settled in and settled for what is coming, the Lord is reminding us, Do not settle. Do not settle for less that what the Lord has for each one of us.
As she brought the word, Settlement, the Lord wants us to settle into him. Settle in and take our seat. Take our seat at the right hand of the Father. There are governmental decrees that we are going to make and they have already begun to be made this morning and today, and the Lord wants us to agree with him, with these governmental decrees out of the heavenly realm because today is a Day of Settlement. The Lord wants to settle things in us and he wants to settle with you.
We thank you, God, that you are dropping your plumb line in this place. We welcome you and we welcome the heavenly realm in this place. We thank you that court is in session today. Lord, court is in session today. And Lord, we thank you for your proceeding word. We thank you that man does not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from your mouth today. We will see it and say it. We will hear you decree it and whisper it into our ear; and Lord, we will make righteous decrees that come into agreement with heaven in Jesus name. Amen.
?Lane. Court’s in session. Can you feel it? Our King is in the room. You rule over everything.
Anna. We receive your favor this morning, God.
Laurie Myrick. I saw on my way in this morning, an awful sign. It’s that Treasures for Lovers sign coming from Ellisville toward Hattiesburg. Today the Father showed me and it said Treasures for Lovers of Jesus. This is the verse I found. Hebrews 10:35 KVJ. We’re talking about recompense. Cast not away therefore your confidence which hath great recompense and reward.
?I’m confident my soul can rest in you, Lord. I’m confident I’ll see your goodness every time, in the land of the living. You’re our confidence.
Anna. Lord, I thank you the you’re our confidence. I thank you that confidence is rising in your people. And Lord, I thank you that it’s not a prideful confidence, but it’s a confidence in knowing who you are. And that you never leave us. You never leave us high and dry. You never leave us behind. But it’s a confidence that when you say you’re going to do something, we know you’re going to do it. It’s a confidence that has no doubt. It’s a confidence that doesn’t turn. It’s a confidence that remains steadfast.
So we declare this morning, Confidence come into your people. Confidence come into your people with circumstance and situations arising. Lord, we say, Confidence. Confidence for the people of God.
Lord, I thank you that you’re the same yesterday, today, and forever and we are confident of that. That our surety is in you, Lord. Our souls can rest in your confidence. Our souls can rest in who you are. Lord, I thank you that just as we’ve been declaring Psalm 27 for this month, Lord, I thank you that we will see your goodness in the land of the living. That out of the ashes we have risen.
Out of the dry bone places we have risen. I thank you that all those dry bone places are coming alive, that bones are coming together, that flesh is growing back, that life is coming into the bodies this morning. Breathe your life in us. Breathe, O Breath of God. Breathe into us this morning. We receive your breath. We receive a fresh breath.
I think everyone in this room just needs to take a deep breath. And as you breathe in and you breathe out, receive the fresh breath of the Lord in your lungs. Receive that restoring breath, that resetting breath of God in you.
Lord, I thank you that you are re-oxygenating things in us through your breath. That your life is coming in. That all those death places have to leave, Lord. I thank you for life in Jesus name.
?You’re worthy, Jesus.
Nita Maselle. Lord, you’re doing a Divine Reset. We welcome the Divine Reset. You’re setting us and aligning us in position and in place to receive the promises of God and to receive the plans you’ve had for us and the plans that you’ve even placed in the places where we walk in the earth, things that we didn’t have anything to do with but are there at the opportune time, to walk it out for you. Because it’s time for your plan.
It’s a Divine Reset. It’s not anything we can do. All we can do is present ourself. All we can do is receive. Have you ever had a divine reset? I have. I’ve had them in my body. I’ve been healed instantly. I’ve been reset where nothing was missing, nothing was lacking.
There is virtue in his presence. Virtue. Spend the time with him in his presence. He wants to put you in the position where he can load you up for this hour so he can bring out of you what he has planned as you go.
There were things he said to me recently. Lock and Load. I didn’t even know what that meant. I looked it up. You lock into position. Then he loads the ammo. I saw the ammo. It was packed full of things. It even had rainbows packed in it. So I know it was covenant. It was covenant promises. It was promises he had given in the past. And other things, things we pray for. There are things we didn’t even know to pray for. There were things that people in the past for generations had prayed for. There are things that God has prayed for that he has longed to do in this land. And it’s that time.
He said Loaded for Bear. I looked that up. It’s like a greater capacity. It’s like a fullness to bear a greater capacity, to bring a greater outcome.
He is doing a Divine Reset. You can’t do this. He does it in us. It’s him. It’s greater than us. It’s greater than what we can do. It’s what Anna taught today. Thank you, Anna. Present yourselves to be reloaded, to be loaded afresh, because he wants to fill you. That’s how it’s going to work. You’re filled with him. You’re filled with the Spirit. He imparts. He enlarges your capacity. He opens you up to the spirit realm to things you never knew, you never saw. You didn’t have a complete picture.
And that’s where we are. It’s Reload Time. It’s Divine Reset. And I say, Yes, Lord, we receive the Divine Reset. We receive all that you have and all that you planned, things that we have no clue. And yes, as Betty said, you haven’t missed your opportunity. No, you haven’t missed your opportunity. Because the opportunity is greater than it’s ever been before.
As you take one little step with him it opens up to more and more and more. It’s a multiplication time. And the opportunities are vast. There will be some who will step into an opportunity that their past and their being had nothing to do with. They were just there. And they gave themselves the opportunity to move with God. It is a fullness time in this reload, divine reset time.
Lord, we say Yes to every opportunity. He told me there will be so much opportunity that you’re going to have to pick and choose. You can’t even do it all. You can probably pass some off to some others along with you. Like Lord, I can’t do all this; okay, this one and this one and this one.
All you’ve got to do is let him fill you. Let him fill you. And take the step when he says, Here, There, This way, Walk in it.
You will see the wind. You will see the wind. (To the Worship Team) You will see the wind of God. (To the congregation) You will see the wind of God.
?Blow wind of God.
Brenda Eason. I heard the Lord say today, I’m making deposits. I’m depositing into your life. As I saw the deposits, I started to see illegal withdrawals. Have you ever looked at your credit card account and someone in another country was stealing from you? The Lord said, I am depositing where something in your life has been illegal, it has been stolen from you and has been taken from you.
And then I saw the little lock you see when you shop online at the payout where it says it’s secure. The Lord says where the enemy has stolen in your life, I’m not only putting deposits into your life, but I am putting my lock of security on your life today.
Father God, in the name of Jesus, we take back, we take the deposits of the Lord, every place in our life that the enemy has stolen, every place he has made illegal withdrawals on our account, illegal withdrawals in our life, Lord, that he has sneaked in and stolen from us, we take your deposits, Lord. But most of all, we take the security in You on our life.
Danette Riley. I heard the Lord say, Recourse. I see brick walls that are facing some of us. The word Recourse means a source of help in a difficult situation. We speak to the brick walls and we say, Crumble, in the name of Jesus. We say, Crumble, in the name of Jesus.
Not only are we in a time of Divine Reset, but we are also in a time of Divine Recourse. Recourse is the legal right to demand compensation or payment.
Father, we come into agreement with the words that have been spoken here today. We thank you for Divine Recourse. We make a demand, the legal right to demand compensation, restitution, and payback—all that the enemy has stolen. Lord, we do go into the camp of the enemy and we take back ALL, ALL, ALL that the enemy has stolen in the name of Jesus.
Rosemary Byrd. Today Father said, The word that you heard today will be fulfilled. The plans that I have for you, Jeremiah 29:11, that I place in you, will be fulfilled.
?We’re gonna take back all the enemy has stolen.
Anna. You bring restoration. You bring fulfillment of your promises. You supply every need. You restore our lives again. You restore my life again. Nothing missing. Nothing broken.
It’s in the blood of the One who is worthy. You are worthy. We give you the highest praise, worthy Jesus.
Anna. Lord, I thank you that our breakthrough comes as we praise your name. Lord, I thank you that our breakthrough comes as we worship your name. Lord, here we are. All we did was praise. All we did was worship. All we did was stay still. All we did was bow down, Lord. Here we are this morning. I thank you for what you’re doing in this place. I thank you for what you’re doing in our lives. I thank you for what you’re doing in our relationships and our families and our workplaces, Lord, in our city and this state and this nation, even in the world. We thank you. We thank you for what you’ve done and what you’re doing and what you will do.
Father, I thank you that restoration is coming, not just coming but restoration is here. Recompense is here. Restitution is here. A resetting is here. Lord, I thank you that your Divine Providence is here. That your Divine Power is here that supplies everything we need for life and godliness. We declare it so and we say, So! this morning in Jesus name. Amen.
?Your heart won’t stop coming after me. And I won’t be afraid just as long as you stand by me.
Kimble Love. Welcome to Miracle City today. God is so good. Isn’t it awesome to know that his heart will never stop coming after us? That verse we were singing was just being amplified in my spirit, that the heart of God is continuously after us, and he’s not going to stop, put up, shut up, or back up. He’s going to keep on keeping on until he gets that which he desires.
If you are wrestling with him, you just need to cry, Uncle! Because he has won. He is the Champion of the Universe, undisputed. He’s always going to do what he says he’s going to do, and he always gets what he says he’s going to get. You are his and he is yours, so you might as well just quit wrestling. He’s not going to stop because his love is relentless.
I’m so proud, not prideful, but proud of the Spirit of God in this house. I am proud of this Worship Team. I’m not lifting them up in just the natural, but I’m lifting them up spiritually because God has placed them and knit them together and they have come to a place of not just unity, but unison where they work together as one. And Holy Spirit flows and brings forth the sounds of heaven and creates an atmosphere where the Spirit of God lives and moves and has his being in our midst. I so appreciate that.
And I lift you up, Body of Christ, for having ears to hear, eyes to see, and a heart to receive that which the Spirit is doing. An expectancy, a hunger and thirst for the righteousness of God to permeate your lives so we can all rise as one and go forth and turn this world upside down for the glory of God. Again I say, his heart will never stop coming after you. So receive the fullness of it. I don’t care what you’re going through, what you’re doing, what you’re struggling with, God is greater than that. And he will have his way.
So Father, we thank you for this day. We thank you that you’ll never stop coming after us. I thank you that you are the one that can change hearts, that can change minds. We say, Come and have your way today. Continue to show yourself mighty to us and through us. May we be continuously conscious of your presence.
As your Word says in Isaiah 30:21, whether we go to the left or to the right, your voice will be behind us telling us the way in which we should go, the way in which we should walk. Lord, may we always be mindful, observant, perceptive, to seek after, to hear your voice, to listen and obey, and see your goodness manifest in us and the world in which we live.
Father, we honor you today and we bless you. Come and have your way. Empower us by your Spirit in Jesus name. Amen and Amen.
?We receive the wind of your Spirit.
?We are fixed on this one thing, to know your goodness and see your glory. We’re transformed by this one thing, to know your presence and see your beauty. We want to see your beauty, Lord. Oh Beautiful One.
So come and blow on through, Spirit move. We’re ready for you. Come and do what only you can do. Miracles happen when you move. Heaven is coming in this room.
Anna. Signs, wonders, miracles are moving in this place. We put a demand on signs, wonders, and miracles. We put a demand on the Spirit.
You’re the One we love, the one we adore, the one we came here for. We sing Hallelujah. The Lamb is on the throne. You are reminding me of things forgotten until I’m totally undone.
There’s no match for your love. Now you’ve won my heart. Yahweh, you reign in my heart, so come and have your way. Have your home in my heart. You belong here.
Jesus, you ignite the light. You and I collide; we are one. It’s a beautiful vision. You provide the fire. I’ll provide the sacrifice. Fill me up, God.
Catch me up in your story. All my life for your glory. My God, my joy, my delight. Here I am, Jesus. Take delight in me. Just wanna get lost in you. It’s where I belong. To be lost in your presence is where I belong. I’m found in you, God.
Kevin. I wanna see you more. I wanna know you more. I want it all. I wanna trust you more. I’m going all in. You are the treasure my heart is after. It only gets better.
Kimble Love. Awesome song. I’m just going to take out a word from that chorus—the ‘if.’ Because there is no question. He died for our redemption. He paid is all for our salvation and our deliverance, for our healing. So therefore you don’t have to have any questions. Just say, Yes Lord. Receive the goodness. Walk in the redemption he purchased for us.
As we continue to worship, I want to give you an opportunity to sow into the work of the ministry, to bring our tithes, our offerings, our first fruits, those things which God has so blessed us with, to give a portion into the house. We’ve got a little seed planting to do. Anna was talking about seeds—seeds that you’ve planted throughout the course of your years towards promises that God has made.
She made that comment, My seed’s in the ground. It’s gone. It’s dead. What’s up? But a seed will never produce life until it dies. But don’t let your hopes, your dreams, or your promises die. Keep on keeping on. Don’t stop. Insanity is when you keep on doing the same thing over and over again and expect a different outcome.
God says that he takes the foolish things of the world to confound the wise. Sometimes when we hear from the Lord we have to keep doing the same thing over and over again. People may look at you and say, They are crazy. They’re walking in that God stuff, like their imaginary friend in the sky. But if you walk in his purpose and heed the voice of the Lord and you keep on keeping on what he’s told you to do, it doesn’t matter what anybody thinks or says because when that harvest manifests, they are going to go, My God, Hallelujah! So don’t stop what you’re doing.
If you keep on doing what he says to do, you are going to see the results. God is not a man that he changes his mind or a son of man that he changes what his words say. He’s not going to lie. I encourage you today to keep on keeping on. Keep on doing the things that God has told you to do. Our walk is by faith. Our walk is obedience. It’s not by the things we see or hear in the world, but it’s from the word of God. So do what he says and you’re going to reap a harvest if you don’t quit.
Say, I’m not a quitter. I’m going to receive my promise. And we are in the season of the manifestation of our promises in Jesus name. Hallelujah! It’s time for the Jew to look at the Gentile and be jealous. We’re in the season. So I encourage you today in obedience to the Lord, come and sow into the work of the ministry, just a portion, just a seed, and from the seed will come multiple blessings and increase supernaturally.
As we come today we come to the table of the Lord to partake of Communion, to eat of the body and drink of the blood of Jesus. As the Word tells us, On the night that Jesus was betrayed he met in the upper room with his twelve disciples he had spent the last three years with and had his last earthly meal. It was like, Guys, I’ve come to the end of my time and you’re going to have to take up the torch and keep running.
After the meal he took bread and broke it and said, This is my body which is broken for you. Whenever you eat of it, do it in remembrance of me. Then he took the cup and said, This cup is the new covenant in my blood that will be for all who believe. Whenever you drink of it, do it in remembrance of me.
And I’m thinking, the disciples are sitting there thinking, What is he talking about? They didn’t have a clue. They didn’t have the understanding or the revelation yet. But they did. Jesus commanded us in his word that whenever we gather together in his name, to commune with him by celebrating Communion, by eating of the bread and drinking of the cup, sharing in his suffering and recognizing the sacrifice and the price that he paid.
So today when we come to the table and we take of the bread and we drink of the cup, we’re identifying with the body and the shed blood of Jesus. When we take those elements into our bodies, we are saying, Yes, to the redemption, Yes, to the price that he paid. We remember Jesus, the work that you did and the work that you’re still doing. Jesus is still working on us. He is at the right hand of the Father. He is interceding. He is praying for his original intent within us to come forth and manifest.
So we come into agreement today when we come to the table for our predetermined purpose to manifest. That our eyes would be opened. That our hearts would be opened. That our spirits would be opened to walk in the fullness of sonship in Jesus name.
Lord, we thank you today for the broken body. We thank you for the blood that was shed. As we take of these elements, we identify with the suffering of Christ, his death, his burial, and his resurrection, for he ever lives at the right hand of the Father to make intercession for his people. We receive the fullness of your grace and mercy and your love, Lord, and we bless you as you bless us, in your name we pray. Amen and Amen.
?I rest in your promises. Faithful you are. Forever you will be. All your promises are Yes and Amen. You’re my deliverer, my promised land.
Betty Love. Praise you, Jesus. Lord, we worship you. We say Amen through you, Jesus. For no matter how many promises God has made, they are not Yes and No, but they are Yes in Christ and it’s through him that we say Amen. So be it. It’s through him. He’s put the Amen in you and me. We just respond to the Lord this morning.
Father, I just thank you for the, on the mark, on the mark, on the mark, the words and the songs that I’m hearing sung today. I thank you. The hearing ear, the seeing eye, the omnipotent Lord has made them both. We were singing, You and I collide.
Laurie Myrick. As we were singing that I was thinking about a collision and how a lot of times it’s not a good thing. Collide is a strong and direct impact. When you collide with something, sometimes you die. When you and I collide with Father, if we will die, he will rise up and live in us. Glory be to him.
It’s Impact. Danette said collision brings an Impact.
Betty. And you Influence is at a distance, but you Impact up close. Lord, we say, Impact us by the power of your Spirit from the inside out. Come this day, Lord, and infuse every heart, infuse every life with the fullness of your Spirit, with all that you are—spirit, soul, and body. Infuse us with your power and your glory in Jesus name.
Danette. During worship the Lord said, I am releasing my Articles of Confederation in this place. The founding fathers through the Articles of Confederation created a national government composed of a Congress which had the power to declare war, appoint military officers, sign treaties, make alliances, appoint foreign ambassadors, and manage relations with Indians. There is much more.
But the Lord said, Heaven is not ornamental. Heaven is governmental. So he is releasing, I believe in a new way, his government in this place. And he is taking us back again and allowing us to rewrite history. I declare and decree that the fathers’ Articles of Confederation and all that that means, he is releasing into Miracle City Global and out to those we are aligned with us across the city, the state, and into the nation, in Jesus name.
Betty. About the time that Jacob began to sing, You provide the fire; we’ll provide the sacrifice, Rick came in and said he kept hearing two words, Temperance and Time. The word Temperance is about a sacrifice. At the moment this was being released, he was coming to tell me, it’s about a sacrifice. It’s about being sober and alert. Because it’s Time.
When I woke this morning the Lord began to speak to me and prove his Word to me. He is releasing downloads. I pray that you realize that we are in the season of Fulfillment—20 years, promises. 30 year promises; I would especially say, all of those, but 20 years ago.
There is someone that we are connected with in ministry, she and her husband. Her husband moved out, no longer lived in the home, but they never divorced. Every time it looked like they were going to divorce, the Lord would do something and they didn’t. We have stood with her for years on the word of the Lord that her husband and her marriage would be restored.
I got a text yesterday and after 20 years he moved home. Now they’ve had relationship and they’ve had dinner and family gatherings several times a weeks, so it’s not like the communication has been cut off. He’s just not lived in the home. They’ve not lived together.
But she stood on the word of the Lord and kept standing and standing and standing and standing and standing. There are those of us that would have said, Cut the cord. But yet the Lord would not let me say that to her. And there are a few others that stood with her. She saw a greater glory and a greater good for her family, and it was a personal word to her and her family.
After 20 years, I got the text yesterday that the Lord has restored her home and brought her husband home. You can’t make it up.
The Lord said we are in a 20 Season. Today is about the 20. The word is coming out of Proverbs 20:12 today. I want to share some things about the number 20 and then I just want Holy Spirit to take us where he wants to take us. I can tell you on good authority upfront, he is going to open your ears to hear his voice with such a clarity that you’re going to have the vision, the plan, the purpose of God begin to unfold to you.
He is going to open not only your hearing, but he is going to open your seeing. I’m glad to have Lee in house today. It was one of the most powerful celebrations of life when I was privileged to be at his dad’s home-going. I really did not realize, because our portion of the family has not been from Hattiesburg, but Kimble’s family who lives here knows exactly who Coach Smith was. He had a legacy and I got to hear the story.
Mitch Williams was a sportscaster for WDAM for years and is now head of Fellowship of Christian Athletes for the state and region. He had a vision. I heard a part of that vision. He realized that the young men on a high school level and the young men on a state level in colleges, that he was cheering them on on Friday night, and it was all about winning the game, and the great exploits they were doing on the football field. But he realized there were players and coaches that were going to hell. And he realized that there was a greater call.
I’m reaching into this because he used a passage of scripture that reached out and grabbed me in this season. The hearing ear and the seeing eye—the Lord has made them both. This is the scripture. He read about blind Bartimaeus. I pray in this season you are calling out to God: Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me. Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me.
The story is about blind Bartimaeus as he sat beside the roadside, and obviously he had heard about the Teacher. He had heard about the Master. He had heard about Jesus, the Healer. As a blind man he cried out. He was so loud that the disciples went over to him and told him to be quiet. They actually said, Shut up! But that just made him louder! And he caught the Lord’s attention. I feel he already had it from the first sound out of his mouth, from his voice.
And Jesus said, What do you want? I decree and declare over us as a house, We want to hear. We want to see. And we want to be the voice of the Lord on the earth. We want to hear. We want to hear your voice, Lord. We don’t want to harken unto the voice of a stranger. We want to hear the voice of the Good Shepherd. For all my sheep hear my voice and follow me. They’re not going to listen to the voice of a stranger.
So as a child of God, as a son of God, it is given unto you as your inheritance. More than that, it’s your birthright. It’s because you’re in the family. You have the ability to hear God. So in the name of Jesus Christ any caps, any hinderances, anything that has prevented, diverted, or perverted your ability hear the voice of the Lord and recognize his voice, I decree and declare that that is broken off in the name of Jesus.
I saw Brenda move in this altar and I heard her say, I saw and I heard. She was seeing and hearing this morning. How many of you see and hear? Raise your hand. I decree and declare that the entire house and anyone that comes into this place, any place that you go to minister the name of Jesus Christ and the gospel of the kingdom, people are going to see and hear. And the scales are going to come off our eyes, and the veils are going to drop from our hearts in Jesus name.
The number 20 has to do with the completion of a cycle of waiting. The number 20 has to do with the completion of a cycle of waiting. What were you doing in the year 2000 and what were you waiting and believing God for at that season in your life? Because we’re in the 20s now and today is about the number 20 according to what the Lord spoke to me this morning. And he said, Whatever you’ve been waiting for for 20 years, the completion of the cycle of waiting has come. Just reach out and receive it.
The number 20 the Hebraic letter KUF and it means redemption. How many of you in this room this morning, your one word for 2020 is Redemption? Lee had that word. I know Will had that word. We’ve got Redemption. God is bringing Redemption.
Twenty years ago I saw the move of God. I saw what we’re in now. Wind is beginning to blow in this season of what God said that we would see. I was ready to build 20 years ago with the vision that we’re carrying in this hour. But there was a delay. And the Lord gave me an open vision. Josh, bring that picture of the blood being poured out, please. When I knew that we were going to wait, that we were going to go again, that there was going to be a delay, that the Lord was going to take us out of the land, in the year 2000, I knew that he was not going to bring this vision yet, and you know why? Because it wasn’t time.
It takes Temperance and Time. But it’s Time. I’ll never forget standing in a prayer room and grieving and looking out on a land and a place where I thought God was going to do it. I felt dismembered. Dismembered. When you see your hopes and your dreams going up in smoke, and it’s not because you chose it—it’s because other people made decisions that caused another cycle and another season, and we’re going to go again. But what I really realized, Rick, it just wasn’t Time.
We had to be at this point and time in history. But in that prayer room and looking out at the land, I turned around and had an open vision when I looked back into the room. And I realized it wasn’t about the land. It was about God and it was about his kingdom. And it was about what he wanted to release and bring. He was looking for a group of people and a season and a time. In the open vision I saw a vision of myself laying on a threshing floor and I saw Jesus covering me with a garment.
He said, I am your Kinsman Redeemer and I will redeem this vision. I will redeem the land. I will redeem the time. We have come to that point of whatever you have been waiting on, your cycle of waiting has come to an end. It’s redemption time because Jesus has already paid the price.
20 has to do with the crowning achievement, divine order, and completion for spiritual perfection. It has to do with holiness. And it also has to do with waiting with expectancy. In other words, it’s not that you’re just going to be waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting. You’re going to wait with expectancy and it’s coming.
We’re in a 9:11 season through the end of that chapter. Amos 9:11. It’s the number of recorded dreams. Jacob waited 20 years for possession of his promises. Israel waited 20 years for deliverance, the age of warriors—20. It’s a 20:12 day. It’s a 20 Moment, the Lord is saying. It’s about the number 20. It’s about that he has come to you and me, into our lives to bring divine order, to bring completion to what we’ve been waiting on, and to bring redemption. The completion of a cycle of waiting. He has your vision. You’re going to look and look again.
I saw this in the Amplified this morning and it came alive to me.
Proverbs 20:12. The hearing ear and the seeing eye—the omnipotent Lord has made them both.
When we talk about omnipotent, it means all-powerful. The All-Powerful, the One who has the power to do it has made your ears to hear and your eyes to see. I had no idea, but that word ‘made’ is ‘asah.’ Asah means to create. It’s what you and I do by the words of our mouth when we hear God and we speak forth what he’s saying.
So the hearing ear and the seeing eye—God created you and me that way so that we would hear and that we would see.
The word resonated in me, Lee. Your dad said, The journey begins with one step. One step. Putting feet to the vision in your world and in the world of what God has called you to do. The Lord is saying, I have made you to hear me. I’ve made your eyes to see me. And you’re going to step, and that one step is going to lead to the next step, and the next step, and the next step.
Vision is the uncovering of the original plan and purpose of God for your life. Where there’s no vision, the people perish. They hold back. They cast off restraint. They get out of order. So the Lord says, You’re in a 20 decade of where I’m bringing my redemption. I’m giving you my divine order. It is the completion of a cycle of waiting. And now you need to wait (How?) with expectancy. Because no sooner do you speak it than I’m going to perform it.
It’s like he is bringing the promises and he’s bringing them up to Now. As we go through this year— I do see this; it’s just how God speaks to me. Every time I think about, You just need to keep up; I can see Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future, when he gets on that platform with the guitar and he’s telling them the chords to play on that song and he says, And try to keep up! We’re going back to the future to discover all that God has for us because he is ready to catapult you and me into our promises. It’s on time.
You are part of the puzzle. You’re a piece. The hand can’t say to the foot, I don’t need you. We all have a place and a function.
Pat Bode. We’re all pieces of the puzzle God created. And he has filling his masterpiece.
Betty. We’re all a part of the puzzle. You have a part to play. When God gives you a vision, the vision is personal. It is about you. You cannot deny that. But that vision is also corporate. It’s about this entire Body and we are also a puzzle piece for the Body of Christ and in the earth of what God is doing. So your vision is personal and corporate. It’s present. It’s now. But it’s also future. And the Lord wants you to develop a mindset of, It is personal; it is corporate; it is now; and it is future. If it’s all about the future, and all you can see is out there, you’re going to miss the now of what God wants to release in your life. And it’s power and it’s life. Nita, would you come and release that word about step by step by step? Because this goes hand in hand.
Nita Maselle. I just saw that, we know we walk by faith. It’s a faith walk. So he’s always showing us ahead in the future, but sometimes when we’re looking ahead out in the future, we don’t see the fullness of that completed, we get frustrated. And even when we’re part of the way there but not all the way, we’re like, we critique it and we say, It’s not like I saw. It’s not the whole thing. I’m not There yet. And we get frustrated.
But He was showing me that it’s a process and he wants us to receive some things in the process. There are steps that we go through in that process of getting there that are vital for us. They’re gifts of God. They’re for our life, for joy, for happiness. So what he was showing me was to enjoy the Now in him. Enjoy the process because it’s from him, and really, it’s not just about getting to the end. The whole thing is Him.
The process is Him. And he wants us to walk in Him in that process and receive things in our life that He does not want us to miss. There are things we can’t miss. We would be missing ultimate blessings, things that would change everything if we didn’t get them.
So we have to go in that process. We have to take some of those steps. Some we might take giant steps and skip stuff, but there’s some that we need to get. And the thing was to enjoy the whole thing with him. And you now what? You’re never going to fully get to the end until it’s all done. Because he’s always going to be showing you out in advance.
So this is a walk of faith. Enjoy it. And celebrate the partial. Celebrate the steps. Celebrate even the little bit of progress because you’re going there.
Betty. Amen. And so, the hearing, the seeing, the heart, the understanding—it all goes together. Add out of the hearing and the seeing, and the abundance of your heart, your mouth is going to speak. It is a time to be present in his presence.
I looked again because I really wanted to say it to you right. It really matters what he says and how he says it. He said, Today is a 20 day. So if today is a 20 day for you and me, the first thing is Redemption. Today is a 20 day. Whatever cycle that you’ve been going through in a cycle of waiting, it’s come to completion, like Jacob.
Jacob went. He met Rachel. He made an agreement to marry Rachel and then he got a surprise. Sometime there’s a reaping of what you sow, but God still works it for the good. He tricked his brother out of his birthright. But honestly, the original intent and word spoken over Jacob’s life is that he would move in the birthright.
I know how it came about was not maybe the best, but it did. He took the promise into his own hands, or rather this mother did, and manipulated so that his daddy would give him the blessing. Then he had to run for his life because his brother wanted to kill him. So his dad and his mother made a decision. He did not need to marry one of the foreign women. Send him back to the home place.
When he got there, God set it up. He met Rachel and he asked her father Laban to marry her. On the night of the wedding, he didn’t get Rachel. He woke up with Leah. That was a trick! God knows exactly what he’s doing. When he protested, Laban said, take a week and at the end of the week, then here she is. But Jacob had to work for them—20 years with Laban and he prospered.
Rusty came through the line this morning and he said his word for 2020 is Prosper. Prosper. Praise God. Jan, what is your word for 2020? Praying Continually. You think if you’re praying continually, you’re going to Prosper? Let not the Word of God depart from your mouth nor the book of the law depart from you. In this way you will be Prosperous.
So Jacob waited 20 years and Laban changed his wages numerous times. Every time he changed them, You take the speckled sheep; you take this and you take that. And every time he shifted it, God kept blessing Jacob.
So at the end of the 20 cycle of waiting, he came out into his own. Some of you are about to step into your vision, into your destiny, and you’re going to have your Aha! Moment. This is what I have waited on my entire life. And it’s just getting started. It’s just getting good.
Ears that hear. Ears that hear. I want to share some scripture about hearing.
Exodus 4:11. And the Lord said to him, Who gave man his mouth or who makes him mute or deaf, sighted or blind? Is it not I, the Lord?
Psalm 94:9. He who affixed the ear, can he not hear? He who formed the eye, can he not see?
Isaiah 29:18. On that day the deaf will hear the words of the scroll and out of the deep darkness the eyes of the blind will see.
Psalm 119:18. Open thou mine eyes that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
Ears that hear. Let’s look at Jesus in John 10. He has created you to hear his voice. And if you’re not hearing, cry out of your heart. I believe that blind Bartimaeus cried out with all of his being, I want to hear. And he did.
Eyes that see. The Lord has made those to see. There is a word for seeing. We’re in any Ayin month. The Hebraic word for eye is connected with the number 70, Ayin, and we are in a time this month of vision, year 2020, where Ayin is to see, to know, to understand, to experience the Lord.
He is inviting you and me to come full circle in our waiting. Step into the promise that he has for us. Hear what he’s saying. See what he’s saying. Step into it. To know, to experience and understand what he’s so freely given us. He is ready to collide with you.
This year of 2020, the scripture and the posture that the Lord is calling us to especially in this month of fasting is out of Habakkuk 3, where Habakkuk said, I will look to see what he is saying to me, how he will respond; and I’m going to write the vision and make it plain. He said, I will stand, I will abide, at my watch post. I will take my place on the rampart and I will look to see what he is saying.
We are positioned right now in the season to look to see what he is saying. What he is saying and revealing to you is going to run out for a decade, maybe even beyond.
How many of you are starting to get downloads of what he is saying to do? Expect it. Expect it. Kimble released the scripture this morning. When you walk along the road you will hear His voice in your ear saying, This is the way. Walk in it. So he’s going to say so you can see. When somebody says to you, Do you see what I’m saying? It means, Do you understand what they are relating or communicating to you? This year the Lord is going to cause you to have understanding.
If you understand something—who is a math whiz in this room? Excellent in math. Okay. Rick. Laurie. Do you know math people just have it? They think that way. Our son Kimble, he was excellent. When we homeschooled, I’d be reading the instructions to instruct him, and he would already have the problem worked out before I even opened my mouth. How do you do that? He had understanding.
There are people who can give you an answer but they can’t tell you how they got it. I could do that. I could do that. I was a straight A student. Straight As in algebra, but when it came to geometry, I struggled. I thought I was going to flag this class. I missed something. It didn’t click. It didn’t compute. The Lord is ready to download and upload things to you so that you understand. Have you ever been a student and said, I just don’t understand this? I think we all have at some point. But when you got it, a lightbulb came on. The lightbulb is coming on!
The Lord is my light and my salvation. Psalm 27 is what we’re declaring this entire month.
Luke 1:37 AMPC. For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from (spoken by) God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment.
Luke 1:37 TPT. Not one promise from God is empty of power, for nothing is impossible with God.
Now Mary had just had a moment and found out she was going to carry the Christ-child. She was a virgin and she had questions about, How can this be? Holy Spirit is going to overshadow you and the one to be born through you—she had gotten all of that.
For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment.
You can say this morning, This word is for me. God is saying this to me today. He is saying, The hearing ear and the seeing eye, I have made them. The omnipotent Lord has made them. So I have made your ears to hear, your eyes to see. Now here’s the takeaway.
For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment.
What God has said, he will do. What he has promised, he will bring about.
Rosemary. That’s what he said to me. He said, The word that you hear today is fulfilled.
Isaiah 46:8-13. Remember this, keep in mind, take it to heart, you rebels. Remember the former things, those of long ago. I am God and there is no other. I am God and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning.
I want you to take hold of it. You’re in a now house. You’re in a prophetic house, the voice of the Lord, if you believe that, what is coming out. I didn’t talk to them about what songs they were going to sing today, but you were in the worship so you know what’s been said. I only heard five minutes of the service this morning, so I have no idea what’s been said. But I can tell you that it goes hand in hand with the word today.
I make known the end from the beginning.
What he is saying to you is: I am ready to open up your ears, your eyes, your understanding, and I am going to show you the end. I’m going to give you the end of the vision, the end of the promise, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, My purpose will stand and I will do all that I please. It’s a promise.
From the east I summon a bird of prey; from a far-off land a man to fulfill my purpose. Here I am, Lord. Send me. What I said, that will I bring about. What I have planned, that will I do.
I am living right here right now because here we are in this land at the appointed time. With Temperance and Time we’ve gotten here. And the Lord has said to me, What I have said I will bring about. What I have planned I will do. And it’s greater, it more than you thought.
I am standing in meetings and seeing in the spirit realm. I’m looking down on this downtown area and I’m seeing Xs on buildings to buy. He’s going to transform a city. He is going to change the atmosphere over this downtown region. He is going to take back what the enemy has stolen and he’s going to use you and me to do it, and others that are going to come. I can guarantee you they are coming.
Listen to me, you stubborn-hearted, you who are now far from my righteousness. I am bringing my righteousness near. It is not far away and my salvation will not be delayed. I will grant salvation to Zion, my splendor to Israel.
So it’s about your 20/20 vision. He’s saying, Forget the former things. You cannot hold onto last season or past glory. You’re going to have to let go to step into the future glory. Sometimes you have to let go before you’re here. Sometimes it has to die before it can live. Some of you have died to promises but now they’ve come again again because they really did die.
The hearing ear, the seeing eye, the omnipotent Lord has made them both. Ears that hear. Eyes that see.
Psalm 27 TPT. The Lord is my revelation-light to guide me along the way; he’s the source of my salvation to defend me every day. I fear no one! I’ll never turn back and run from you, Lord; surround and protect me.
When evil ones come to destroy me, they will be the ones who turn back. (I decree this over everyone of our lives, our families.) My heart will not be afraid even if an army rises to attack. I know that you are there for me, so I will not be shaken.
Here’s the one thing I crave from God, the one thing I seek above all else: I want the privilege of living with him every moment in his house, finding the sweet loveliness of his face, filled with awe, delighting in his glory and grace.
I want to live my life so close to him that he takes pleasure in my every prayer. In his shelter in the day of trouble, that’s where you’ll find me, for he hides me there in his holiness. He has smuggled me into his secret place, where I’m kept safe and secure—out of reach from all my enemies.
Triumphant now, I’ll bring him my offerings of praise, singing and shouting with ecstatic joy! Yes, listen and you can hear the fanfare of my shouts of praise to the Lord! God, hear my cry. Show me your grace. Show me your mercy, and send the help I need!
Betty. And if you are in this room right now and you’re heart has been crying out to God. And you have cried out, Show me your grace. Show me your mercy. Send me the help I need, just receive it right now. He said to me traveling down here this morning, Betty, Now you’re working in the glory. From this time forward you are going to be working in the glory. And if we are working in the glory and Miracle City is working in the glory, we are working in transformation. You work in the glory, you’re going to be transformed by the glory. And the glory is going to transform the things you set your hands to do. It’s His presence.
:8 Lord, when you said to me, “Seek my face,” my inner being responded, “I’m seeking your face with all my heart.” So don’t hide yourself, Lord, when I come to find you. You’re the God of my salvation; how can you reject your servant in anger? You’ve been my only hope, so don’t forsake me now when I need you!
Betty. He’s not going to forsake you. He can’t. Jesus said, Never will I leave you. Never will I forsake you. He is committed for the long haul. Holy Spirit will be with you until you ascend into heaven and he’s still going to be with you.
:10 My father and mother abandoned me. I’m like an orphan! But you took me and made me yours.
Betty. How many of you, in your life, have experienced the Lord taking you in and making you His? There is nothing like Him. And I can tell you, there is nothing that will fill the hole until you let Him fill you. You will never be fulfilled because there will always be something missing. So let Him take us in and make us His, and even in a greater way. Let us abandon ourselves to the Lord, our entire beings. Let us lay down our will, our way, how we think it should be.
He’s even speaking to me about building and transforming, and building even Miracle City. One of the words he said was, You’re not just going to do the building at Miracle City, you’re going to do the block. Just do what I say. It’s going to be different than you thought. Just do what I say.
He spoke to me this week. We had seven years that we ran a national youth camp and I’m telling you, it was over the top. There was no way that we could have accomplished what God said to accomplish. He gave us a vision. Some of you in this room were a part of Generation Nation. We were an 800-seat venue and we had Third Day open our camp for two different years—Third Day. Both years they won the Dove Award in the 90s, they opened our youth camp. You can’t make that up.
Artists from the Newsboys . We would do a big evangelist thrust the first night of the camp and any room that we had left for people to sit, we just invited anybody that wanted to come.
I was upfront with these artists. The reason you’re here is to share the gospel of the kingdom because there are young people and even adults that are going to come out and listen to you, and if you don’t do what we’ve called you in here to do, which is to share Jesus, the gospel of their salvation, then you’re not getting a check. You don’t need to come. And they did. And He did.
We saw miracles and demonstrations of his power and his glory. And every year God would give us the name of the camp and they were prophetic, and whatever he said to do, we did it and He did it. I think 1998 was Operation Meltdown, Consuming Fire, and He brought His fire.
He said to me this week, Betty, you know how you’re going to do it? Just like you did at GN (Generation Nation). I gave you the vision. You did exactly what I said to do. And I did it.
In our venue, the screen was 18 feet off the platform. The Lord said, I want you to take a river and run it out from under the platform into the congregation. You’re going to do 1999 Taking the River to the Sea. We had people involved and a lady named Julie went to a fabric store called Josette’s on the coast. She said, I’ve got this fabric I found but it is high dollar. It’s going to cost $800 to do this river. I said, Lord? He said, Buy it. $800 now.
We had art majors from Jones Junior College that made paper maché rocks and boulders that looked real. Even fans. Rick knows. He was there helping set up all this stuff. So you’ve got a river that has movement.
You might say, You have got to be kidding me. There are people on the street that need food and you paid $800 for fabric? Yeah. Because he said to do it. And you know what happened? The power of God came to bring deliverance and healing and restoration to people. Three months later, we had a prayer night and the Lord said, Bring out the fabric. We just laid it across the chairs and our pastor at that time loved God but he was very reserved. There’s no way he’s going to walk out, shake, fall down or do anything. When people opened the door at the back of the sanctuary and walked into the room, they were falling, falling, falling under the power of God.
There was an anointing. Not that the fabric costed so much, but God said to get it, and it released a prophetic voice and an anointing on it that was still remaining three months later. How do you do that? You just do what He said.
So when he talks about bringing transformation to a city; or the vision he gives you, no matter how large or how small, just do what He says. And you know what? You just might see water turned to wine. And it’s going to start in you first. All that word you’ve been storing up. Get ready for power. Ready Set Go. Go with God. God’s speed.
:11 Now teach me all about your ways and tell me what to do. Make it clear for me to understand, for I am surrounded by waiting enemies.
Don’t let them defeat me, Lord. You can’t let me fall into their clutches! They keep accusing me of things I’ve never done while they plot evil against me. You I totally trust you to rescue me one more time, so that I can see once again how good you are while I’m still alive!
Here’s what I’ve learned through it all: Don’t give up; don’t be impatient; be entwined as one with the Lord. Be brave and courageous, and never lose hope. Yes, keep on waiting—for he will never disappoint you!
We bless you in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. From the very beginning, as the Worship Team and the intercessors stepped into this room, and the sound and the song and words began to be released, every word that has been released that is of God, it will manifest in our lives on earth as it is in heaven in Jesus name.