3/6/19 Miracle City Global
Betty Love. Father, we thank you for your presence here in this place. We thank you for your manifested presence and for your goodness. I pray in the name of Jesus that you would release the fruit of goodness, the fruit of the Spirit of Goodness within every believer in this room and those watching. I love the song that your goodness runs after us. I know what it is to have your goodness run not only after me but come up over my head and run out in front of me where I’m stepping in your blessings.
You’re a good good Father. Tonight we are here to taste and see that the Lord is good. Literally open the eyes of our hearts. Awaken our spiritual senses in your righteousness and your goodness. Let your goodness so fill every part of our being that we have a new perspective, a new outlook.
Father, I thank you for renewing our hearts and minds tonight. Thank you for healing physical bodies. As part of our family, I lift up to you Laurie Myrick, the Basses and the Boswells, Phil and Deborah Bryant’s grandson, Philip. Thank you for complete healing and resurrection power, for filling each one and raising them up wholly whole. Filling and healing and restoring Deanie Luke who had surgery today.
My nephew Chase was told he could lose all of his hearing within three years. He’s not quite 30 years old. I decree and declare over Chase Koestler he will not be deaf. I declare creative miracles, any nerve damage, any hearing loss, any among us that have had hearing loss, I say full restoration in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
Lord, I thank you that this is a healing house. I thank you for the covenant of healing. Jesus, I thank you for manifesting yourself to me even yesterday and you said to me, “I have met the burden of proof.” I saw the nail-scarred hands of Jesus. I saw Him crucified. Jesus Christ has met the burden of proof and He is standing in the heavenly court as a sacrificial lamb. He has given His body and His blood for our deliverance, for our healing, for salvation, and tonight I release out of Miracle City and to our people and those we are connected to, healing, wholeness and full restoration and recovery in Jesus name.
I decree and declare, Let there be no sick among us. The Lord blesses our food and our drink and He takes sickness from the midst of us and our families. He is the healer. I decree and declare that Jesus Christ is our healer. I decree and declare a double blessing, that our sins are forgiven and our bodies are made whole—spirit, soul, body wholeness in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
I decree and declare that in righteousness we are established and oppression is far removed and terror will not come near us nor fear. Whose report are we going to believe? We’re going to believe the report of the Lord. Like Jesus said, Go back and report to John that the blind see, the deaf hear, the lame walk, the good news is preached to the poor, and the dead are raised. That’s what I’m talking about.
We are a standing army commissioned with His authority and His anointing and His ability. I decree and declare with the authority that He sent to us. It’s time to war with the words that He’s spoken to us personally and with the words He’s spoken to us as a house. He said, You’ve not known authority. My authority works smart. It says to this one and to that one.
So we take hold of the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ and we send forth His word with His authority to heal and raise up those among us that need healing. I’m not just talking about the physical body. I’m talking also about the soul. The punishment that brought us peace was upon Him.
Father, I thank you that we are a healing house and a place of habitation, and Lord we are a manifestation of your word and your glory. I thank you Lord that you are working with us to confirm your word continually, daily. I thank you for good reports coming in. I thank you for the good reports. I thank you for the good reports.
I decree and declare that we see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living, in our families, in our relationships, in our lives, in our workplaces, in our spheres of influence. Let the goodness of the Lord be manifested. Father, I believe we’re in a season where we see a distinction between the righteous and the unrighteous. Where we see a distinction between the children of God and the children of the world.
And Father, I don’t mean in pride. I mean that people will look at us and know that we belong to you, that we’re different, that we’re different. Lord, raise up your world-changers in this hour in Jesus name.
I believe we are in a Psalm 27 season and time to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Your take-away and expectation is to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. That you begin to see the goodness of the Lord working in you and through you and for you and to you. Where you just say, So good.
Yesterday Anna sang a song in the Transformation Portal in Madison and it was just so good. It was so good and so fine, just shoot me. Where you just lay your whole life down, dead to self. Here I am God; you are so good. There is a willingness because of the love and the goodness of God, His lovingkindness. You just want to surrender and yield with all that you are to Him, because He’s worthy.
The definition of goodness is the state or quality of being good, moral excellence or virtue. He wants to bring His excellence, His virtue of who He is in to your life and my life. We are His ambassadors, His sent ones in the earth. Most people will encounter the glorified, living Christ through a vessel, through you.
It is time for us to walk in His goodness and to walk in His love. You can love and walk in the goodness of the Lord regardless of what your circumstances are. I believe the Lord wants to bring a shift in our circumstances. I believe He wants to give you a different perspective. I can even see in the most painful circumstances the goodness of the Lord. I could.
That’s what the Lord did yesterday when she started singing that song. I began to see in places that were the most difficult, the goodness of the Lord. And what rose out of me was worship and praise because of His goodness. Some of you are still here because of the goodness of the Lord. You can look at some of the worst of the worst places and you didn’t die; and you didn’t lose your mind. You’re still here. You were not overcome. You overcame because of His goodness and His faithfulness.
Goodness is kindly feelings, kindness, generosity, excellence of quality. This is one of my favorite definitions for goodness and I believe it’s a precursor to His glory. Moses asked God to show him His glory. And we all know the truth because you’re seasoned believers in this room. God showed him His goodness. He said, I’ll let my goodness pass before you. That says something to me. Moses saw the goodness of the Lord.
The Word of God says that His Good Spirit led Israel through the wilderness. Holy Spirit is good. God is good. We say, all the time, God is good, all the time, God is good all the time. I want us to live in that place. I want us to live in the goodness of the Lord. When you know His goodness, then you’re not moved by what you see or hear.
The fifth definition for goodness is the best part of anything, its essence, its strength. So I believe the goodness of the Lord, the glory of the Lord is the best part of Himself, His highest essence, His strength.
Synonyms for goodness: mercy, righteousness, honesty, friendliness, generosity, superiority, virtue, goodwill, rightness, kindness, integrity, grace.
Grace is one of the synonyms for goodness. The first thing the Lord said to me this morning was, “Betty, my grace is abounding to you today. I tell you again, Grace.” About 4 o’clock this afternoon I felt bad in my body so much so that I said to Kimble and Anna, I don’t know. I just felt like I wanted to lie down. I sat down and within 45 minutes to an hour, the grace of the Lord was abounding in me and to me, and where I felt lethargic and tired and weary, He just lifted it off.
And then His breath and His wind, and His resurrection power and life came up in me and I didn’t have any reason to stay home. Praise God I didn’t have to push through to come. There are times we push through to do it. But in that time of sitting with Him, He pushed through me His grace and His goodness.
Another word for goodness is morality, kindliness, advantage. When the goodness of the Lord comes to you and me we have the advantage. You’ve got the advantage because the goodness of the Lord not only comes to us but it’s the fruit of the Spirit that lives in us. We need to bank the fruit of the Spirit. We need to be blessing our homes and our lives.
How about for the rest of the week you just receive and release the goodness of the Lord wherever you go. You bless your marriage with the goodness of the Lord. You bless your children and grandchildren with the goodness of the Lord. You bless your workplace with the goodness of the Lord. You just start releasing the goodness of the Lord. If we did that for a week, what would happen around us? Just release the goodness of the Lord. I think you’d have a great advantage.
Another word for goodness is kindheartedness. That’s why you hear us say out of Romans, it’s the lovingkindness, the goodness of God that draws men to repentance. It’s because He’s irresistible. Holy Spirit begins to work on hearts that are hard. I don’t know about you but He got there in me. He was relentless. Even in repentance, He just starts working on you.
Another word for goodness is nourishment. The Lord wants to nourish you with His Word. He wants to nourish you with His presence. The scripture says, Taste and see that the Lord is good. I see it like eating honey. When Samson was weary and ate the honey, immediately his eyes brightened because it brought strength. The Lord wants to awaken you in His goodness. He wants you to taste and see that He is good. You can take His goodness into your body. It’s a spiritual thing.
When we feast on His Word, His Word will nourish us. I read through the training manual and as we were reading the scriptures together here I found myself saying more and more, That is so good; that is So good. because I love His Word. And His Word is good because He is good. And His Word is good because He’ll make good on His Word. He is faithful. His Word is living—it’s medicine, it’s life-giving, it’s yoke-breaking. The entrance of His Word brings light. So God’s goodness with nourish you.
Another word is nourishment, uprightness, merit, worth, benevolence, benefit. His goodness is a benefit. Bless the Lord, oh my soul, and forget not all His benefits. Bless the Lord, oh my soul, and ALL that is within me. You are prophesying to yourself in Psalm 103 the goodness of the Lord. If you’ll just take one scripture.
I can tell you, righteousness is going to work in this nation. This 70 Day Decree is bearing fruit and it’s going to keep bearing fruit—and it was the heart of God. He put the thought in me years ago that if everyone just stood up and released righteousness. And there are people all across the nation that are decreeing the righteousness of God every day. You can’t make this stuff up.
So, what if we released his goodness? Do you think we’d see droves of people repent and get saved and come back to the Lord and be restored? What if we released his goodness on the worst of the worst? I found myself praying for Maxine Waters today, and Nancy Pelosi. Most people do not pray for those people. Don’t want to pray for them. If we don’t, who will? If we don’t pray for them how can we expect any of them to be rescued and changed by the power of Almighty God?
It’s time for us to operate from above rather than level or beneath. We are not under any demonic structure except what we choose to be under. The Lord says, “Reckon where you’re seated in the heavenly realm and begin to function out of Me, out of My goodness. Let My Word that is in you arise and come out of your mouth. You’re going to frame your day by what you say. Change your circumstances by the words of your mouth. Not just in words but in truth and deed, also.
The scripture that came to me was, Let us not just love with words of the tongue but with truth and deeds. Our actions need to match what comes out of our mouths.
Goodness is value, quality, honor—I had no idea, honor, honor, honor. Honor your father and mother and it will go well with you, and you will enjoy long life. It’s the truth. Honor. Honor those in authority. Not just spiritual authority. Those in authority (in the land). ‘Well, they’re not worthy of honor.’ It doesn’t matter. You honor the position. If you’ll honor the position, God will either bring them up in righteousness or He will remove them and put in someone who will do righteously.
We need to stop agreeing with facebook unless it’s coming out of His Book. I’ve not seen this one before—ethicality. That’s a word for goodness. Graciousness, wholesomeness, humanness, obligingness.
This is the opposite of goodness. Wickedness. The Lord said He is wicking out wickedness. Handicap. If you don’t have the goodness of the Lord flowing out of your life, you’ve got a handicap. The Lord does not want us to be halt. He does not want us to waver between two opinions. No handicaps. We say Yes to the goodness of the Lord.
Antonyms, opposite of goodness. Corruption, immorality, meanness, indecency, loss, hindrance, disadvantage, evil, dishonor, dishonesty, and cruel. Isn’t that what we see in the world? But the Lord wants us to change the world. And what is the counter to wickedness? His Goodness. The counter to the handicap is the goodness of the Lord. The counter to corruption is goodness, morality. All these things are countered by the goodness of the Lord.
This just blew me away. I believe this is where we are. I believe this is a word for our nation. I believe it’s a word for the body of Christ.
Isaiah 43 NLT. But now, O Jacob, listen to the Lord who created you. O Israel, the one who formed you says, “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.
Have you ever been through deep waters and the Lord didn’t let you drown? We sang this in the 80s and 90s.
Kimberley Davis ? For I have redeemed you. I have called you by name. When thou passeth through the water I will be with you. And through the rivers they shall not o’erflow thee. When you walk through the fire thou shall not be burned. And the flame shall not kindle upon thee for I am the Lord thy God.
Betty. He says, I have called you by name and you are mine. I love the song, He knows my name. He knows our name.
When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown.
Now, these are words we can war with. This is His word to you and me—that we will not drown. Because we are not stuck there. We are going through. God’s point for all of us is that He is wanting to bring us through. It’s like He said to the disciples, Get in the boat; we’re going to the other side.
When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up. The flames will not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I gave Egypt as a ransom for your freedom. I gave Ethiopia and Seba in your place. Others were given in exchange for you. I traded their lives for yours because you are precious to me. You are honored, and I love you.
God is speaking to us. He says, You are honored and I love YOU.
“Do not be afraid, for I am with you. (And here’s a generational promise.) I will gather you and your children from east and west. I will say to the north and south, ‘Bring my sons and daughters back to Israel from the distant corners of the earth. Bring all who claim me as their God, for I have made them for my glory. It was I who created them.’”
Does everyone in this room claim Jesus Christ as their God? God the Father as their God? He said, Bring all who claim me as their God, for I have made them for my glory. We were made for His glory. Moses was crying out, Show me your glory. And the very God of glory lives on the inside of you and me. We are the tabernacle. We have the Holy of Holies in the midst of our spirit and God of Glory, the Spirit of Glory, lives in us. The Word of God says that God will not share His glory with any man, but He shares His glory with His children, with His sons and His daughters. He has shared His glory with us. Jesus said, Father, may they be one as we are one. I want them to see My glory. I want them to be with Me where I am.
:8 Bring out the people who have eyes but are blind, who have ears but are deaf. Gather the nations together! Assemble the peoples of the world! Which of their idols has ever foretold such things? Which can predict what will happen tomorrow? Where are the witnesses of such predictions? Who can verify that they spoke the truth?
“But you are my witnesses, O Israel,” says the Lord. “You are my servant. You have been chosen to know me, believe in me, and understand that I alone am God.
There is a three-fold purpose in there. God has chosen you and me to know Him. Those that know their God will be strong and go forth and do great exploits. Those that know Him. He has chosen us to know Him.
Father, pour out your Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation so that we may know you better. That the very eyes of our hearts will be enlightened to know the hope of the calling. He wants you to know Him and have intimacy with Him. It says in this passage that, You have been chosen to know Me.
Acts 22:14. The God of our fathers has chosen you to know His will, to see the Righteous One, to hear words from His mouth and be a witness of what you’ve seen and heard. He is firsthand. He doesn’t want to give you secondhand. He wants you to encounter him. So He has chosen you to know Him and to believe in Him.
Not only that, He has chosen us to understand that He alone is God. Throughout the Proverbs it says that in all your getting, get understanding. He wants us to understand. Eyes that see, ears that hear, and a heart that understands and turns to Him so that He can continually heal our ears, heal our eyes, and heal our hearts. That we walk in health and wholeness.
There is no other God—there never has been, and there never will be. (Now that settles it.) I, yes I, am the Lord, and there is no other Savior.
:12 First I predicted your rescue, then I saved you and proclaimed it to the world.
How about that? I know this is toward Israel but I also know this is for you and me.” Because the Lord predicted my rescue. He knew the point and time that He was going to reach down and apprehend you for His purposes and bring you into His heart and His kingdom. That is the truth. He said, I rescued you, then I saved you and I proclaimed it to the whole world. When one sinner turns and repents and is born again, the angels sing in heaven. There is a Holy Ghost Hallelujah hoedown that goes throughout the heavenly realm. He announces it to the world. Because He’s awesome!
“No foreign god has ever done this. You are witnesses that I am the only God,” says the Lord. “From eternity to eternity I am God. No one can snatch anyone out of my hand. No one can undo what I have done.”
I want to publish this out somewhere. I am publishing it tonight because I’m sharing it with you again again. This is the Word of God. He says that, No one can snatch you out of My hand. No one can undo what I’ve done. And I’m ready to take that to the bank. I’m ready to see people born again, delivered, healed, filled with the Holy Ghost, and walking in righteousness and truth. And none of this in and out again, and this soul thing going back and forth. Lord, save us to the uttermost.
Jesus said, All my sheep hear my voice and follow me. He said, My Father has given you unto me as a permanent gift. No one is able to snatch you out of His hand. He does have the whole world in His hands. He has the body of Christ in His hands. He’s got the little bitty babies in His hands, and we’re saying, Save our children, Lord.
:14 This is what the Lord says—your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “For your sakes I will send an army against Babylon, forcing the Babylonians to flee in those ships they are so proud of. I am the Lord, your Holy One, Israel’s Creator and King. I am the Lord, who opened a way through the waters, making a dry path through the sea. I called forth the mighty army of Egypt with all its chariots and horses. I drew them beneath the waves, and they drowned, their lives snuffed out like a smoldering candlewick.”
When I read, For your sakes I will send an army against Babylon, I thought about the Babylonian spirit that’s in this nation. I thought about the Baal altars that are throughout this nation, the high places and where we have bowed as a nation to Baal. At the very core, even in this worship, is the killing of the innocent. But the Lord says in this passage, For your sakes I will send an army against Babylon. I ask the Lord to send an army, His holy army. He is Jehovah Sabaoth. He is the Lord of the Angel Armies and I ask Him to send the angel armies against the spirit of Babylon and Molech and antichrist that has risen up in this nation. That all altars of Baal would be torn down and any ungodly covenants made with this Babylonian spirit would be severed and broken and uprooted and torn down and destroyed in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
In Jeremiah 51 is says, I will cause Baal to spew out of his mouth what he swallowed. So where he has swallowed inheritances, and he has robbed the people of God, and robbed the resources of this nation, I say, Let him spew out of his mouth what he has stolen. Full restoration in Jesus name.
:18 “But forget all that—it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun. Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.
The wild animals in the field will thank me, the jackals and owls, too, for giving them water in the desert. Yes, I will make rivers in the dry wasteland so my chosen people can be refreshed. I have made Israel for myself, so they will someday honor me before the whole world.
“But, dear family of Jacob, you refuse to ask for my help. You have grown tired of me, O Israel. You have not brought me sheep or goats for burnt offerings. You have not honored me with sacrifices, though I have not burdened and wearied you with requests for grain offerings and frankincense. You have not brought me fragrant calamus or pleased me with the fat from sacrifices. Instead, you have burdened me with your sins and wearied me with your faults.
“I—yes, I alone—will blot out your sins for my own sake and will never think of them again.
Think about that. That’s goodness. That is the goodness of the Lord. He said, You’ve only burdened me with your sin. you haven’t brought me the offerings I deserve. But because of the mercy and the grace and the goodness of God, He says, Yes, I alone will blot out your sins for my own sake and will never think of them again.
Let us review the situation together, and you can present your case to prove your innocence. From the very beginning, your first ancestor sinned against me; all your leaders broke my laws. That is why I have disgraced your priests; I have decreed complete destruction for Jacob and shame for Israel.”
You’re going to see the goodness of the Lord.
44:1. “But now, listen to me, Jacob my servant, Israel my chosen one. The Lord who made you and helps you says: Do not be afraid, O Jacob, my servant, O dear Israel, my chosen one. For I will pour out water to quench your thirst and to irrigate your parched fields. And I will pour out my Spirit on your descendants, and my blessing on your children.”
Why? Because He’s the God of covenant. And even when we don’t honor covenant, He will honor covenant. And that’s why Abraham was credited as righteousness, because He believed God. We can never do anything to deserve God and His goodness. But thank God He chose us before the foundations of the earth. And we were willing to say Yes to Him.
Titus 3:4 ESV. But when the goodness and lovingkindness of God our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
There are a lot of words in this passage that are synonyms of the word goodness. So I’m going to read this passage using the word goodness.
But when the goodness and goodness of God our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of works done by us in goodness, but according to his own goodness, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his goodness we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
:8 The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people. But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.
In verse 4, it says when the goodness and lovingkindness of God our Savior appeared, He saved us. When the goodness of God and His lovingkindness show up—Saved! Saved. So Lord, we ask you to presence yourself with us. That you would presence us with your goodness and lovingkindness. Because it is your goodness and your lovingkindness that saves us and causes us to continually turn unto you, be yielded unto you and surrendered unto you.
Psalm 23:6. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Psalm 25:7. Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for the sake of your goodness, O Lord. Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in his way. He leads the humble in what is right and teaches the humble his way. All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.
Psalm 27:13. I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord. Be strong and let your heart take courage. Wait for the Lord. One translation says, I would have despaired if I had not believed I would see the goodness of the Lord. It is God’s heart for all of us to see His goodness in the land of the living, in our lifetime.
Psalm 31:19. Oh how abundant is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you and worked for those who take refuge in you, in the sight of the children of mankind.
There is a storehouse for the worshipers of God’s goodness. If you fear the Lord and have a lifestyle of worship, he’s going to release his goodness. It’s stored up for you. He also works goodness for those who take refuge in him. Not only that, he reveals his goodness upon you in the sight of all mankind. People will look at you and say, That’s the favor of God. That’s the goodness of the Lord. That is so good. Look what he did for them.
Psalm 65:4. Blessed is the one you choose and bring near to dwell in your courts. We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, the holiness of your temple. By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness, O God of our salvation, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas; the one who by his strength established the mountains… It’s the goodness of the Lord.
Psalm 145:7. They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness and shall sing aloud of your righteousness. The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. The Lord is good to all and his mercy is over all he has made. All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord, and all your saints shall bless you. They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom and tell of your power, to make known to the children of man your mighty deeds, and the glorious splendor of your kingdom. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures throughout all generations.
If we’re going to make known to a generation the mighty acts of the Lord, we’re going to have to experience them. Think about that. If one generation is going to declare his works to another, we’re going to have to see them. We’re going to have to be a part of them. We’re going to have to have an experiential knowledge.
Father, I thank you tonight for the promises of your Word. I thank you that you have poured out your presence upon us and in us. And Lord, we have come to taste and see that you are good. We worship you and we thank you for pouring out your goodness and depositing it within us, your people.
Lord, may we go forth from this place and may we be mindful; and may we begin to release your goodness in our lives, in our relationships, upon our children, upon our spouses, in our workplaces, where we go. Lord, let us walk and move in your goodness. And Lord, let your goodness literally overtake us and run out in front of us. We say, You are good and there is none like you, Lord.
We thank you for the new thing that you are doing and we honor you and we bless you. Take this word, Lord, and let it prosper in every heart and in every person that’s heard it. In Jesus name. Amen and Amen.