4/28/19 Miracle City Global
Judah Goes First
Anna Love. This is kind of practical but the Lord’s been using it every day all week long. As I was getting ready to come here Friday I had on a Tom Petty shirt and all I’ve heard since Friday was, You can stand me up against the gates of hell but I won’t back down. I believe we’ve all faced some hell and if you’re here this morning, you haven’t backed down.
As I heard that over and over again, I was reminded of the fact that during the 70 days I believe that God not only raised up the core at Miracle City, but around the world. He really raised up people around the world, the Church, to stand for righteousness and pray, to settle things in their own lives and to call this nation to righteousness.
But I was reminded that we had come to a point of finishing and sometimes we feel like, Well, what do we do now? Or there’s regression or complacency. But I keep hearing, You can stand me up against the gates of hell but I won’t back down. I believe we’re in a time to stand like we’ve never stood before. I’m saying to you this morning that it’s a time to be faithful, a time not to be moved. Circumstances, family—it’s doesn’t matter. It’s just a time to stand on what God has said.
You lay the past behind you and press on to the future. I really believe the Lord is calling his remnant not just to rise because I believe we’ve already risen, but to stand and hold their ground.
As we were away this week, the Lord kept directing me to Jude. It’s very much where we are right now in the church. It’s a call and commission to us to remain faithful and how to operate.
Jude 1 TPT. Truth worth fighting for. From Judah, a loving servant of Jesus the Anointed One, and brother of James. I’m writing to the chosen ones who are wrapped in the love of Father God—kept and guarded for Jesus, the Messiah. May God’s mercy, peace, and love cascade over you.
Dearly loved friend, I was fully intending to write to you about our amazing salvation we all participate in, but felt the need instead to challenge you to vigorously defend and contend for the beliefs that we cherish. For God, through the apostles, has once for all entrusted these truths to his holy believers.
Anna. I think it’s important to remember as born-again believers, as people who are standing for the righteousness of God, that it is so important that we hold to the truth, that we guard the truth. I said this a few weeks ago. Once you put the truth out there, it’s not your responsibility to defend the truth because the truth fights for itself. If you put God’s truth out there, if you put His Word out there, that’s something to stand on. If you are standing on that, then you can’t be moved because there is nothing that can defeat the truth.
:4 There have been some who have sneaked in among you unnoticed. They are depraved people whose judgment was prophesied in Scripture a long time ago. They have perverted the message of God’s grace into a license to commit immorality and turn against our only absolute Master, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Anna. We see that right now rampantly in the world.
:5 I need to remind you, even though you are familiar with it all, that the Lord Jesus saved his people out of Egypt but subsequently destroyed those who were guilty of unbelief.
Anna. We talked when we were doing the Time to Cleanse week with GOZ, about deliverance. About what unbelief really is. Unbelief opens the door to every type of perversion. What is perversion? Anything that changes the destiny, the God-ordained destiny for something. That’s how important it is that we don’t get trapped in unbelief but that we hold to the truth.
:6 In the same way there were heavenly messengers in rebellion who went outside their rightful domain of authority and abandoned their appointed realms. God bound them in the dark abyss of the netherworld until the judgment of the great day.
In a similar way, the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and nearby towns gave themselves to sexual immorality and the unnatural desire of different flesh. Now they all serve as examples of those who experience the punishment of eternal fire.
In the same way these sensual “dreamers” corrupt and pollute the natural realm while on the other hand they reject the spiritual realms of governmental power and repeatedly scoff at heavenly glories. Even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil over the body of Moses, did not insult or slander him but simply said “The Lord Yahweh rebuke you!”
Anna. I think it’s important how we carry ourselves, even in warfare, even in facing the enemy. You even saw Michael the Archangel. We see in scripture how powerful he is in the heavenly army. When people have seen them they’ve been terrified. And even when he faced satan he didn’t use his power and position to challenge him. He said, “The Lord Yahweh rebuke you.”
So it’s important in facing our enemies, even in our situations, that we remain humble, and that we come up under Jesus, because he is the Head. We let him fight. We let him go out before us, because he is our Defender. What is Jesus? Who is Jesus? He is the Way. He is the Truth. He is the Life. So when we let Jesus go out in front of us, we are releasing the truth because you can’t go against the truth and it can’t be shaken.
So on the enemy, on your situation, whatever it is, release the truth; release the name of Jesus; release the person of Jesus. Let him go before you. Let him fight for you. I think we make this really hard when the Lord has given us a very clear blueprint, and it can be easy. We think about warfare and think it’s this hard thing. We need to take another look. When we operate and follow what the Word says, and we know and find our place, it changes everything. That’s turning the table on the enemy.
:10 These people insult anything they don’t understand. They behave like irrational beasts by doing whatever they feel like doing. Because they live by their animal instincts, they corrupt themselves and bring about their own destruction. How terrible it is for them. For they have followed in the steps of Cain. They have abandoned themselves to Balaam’s error because of their greedy pursuit of financial gain. And since they have rebelled like Korah rebelled, they will experience the same fate of Korah and likewise perish.
:12 These false teachers are like dangerous hidden reefs at your love feasts, lying in wait to shipwreck the immature. They feast among you without reverence, having no shepherd but themselves. They are clouds with no rain, swept along by the winds. Like fruitless late-autumn trees—twice dead, barren, and plucked up by the roots! They are wild waves of the sea, flinging out the foam of their shame and disgrace. They are misleading like wandering stars, for whom the complete darkness of eternal gloom has been reserved.
:14 Enoch, the seventh direct descendant from Adam, prophesied of their doom when he said, “Look! Here comes the Lord Yahweh with his countless myriads of holy ones. He comes to execute judgment against them all and to convict each one of them for their ungodly deeds and for all the terrible words that ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”
:16 These people are always complaining and never satisfied—finding fault with everyone. They follow their own evil desires and their mouths speak scandalous things. They enjoy using seductive flattery to manipulate others.
:17 But you, my delightfully loved friends, remember the prophecies of the apostles of our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One. They taught you, “In the last days there will always be mockers, motivated by their own ungodly desires.” These people cause divisions and are followers of their own natural instincts, devoid of the life of the Spirit.
:20 But you, my delightfully loved friends, constantly and progressively build yourselves up on the foundation of your most holy faith by praying every moment in the Spirit. Fasten you hearts to the love of God and receive the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, who gives us eternal life.
:22 Keep being compassionate to those who still have doubts, and snatch others out of the fire to save them. Be merciful over and over to them, but always couple your mercy with the fear of God. Be extremely careful to keep yourselves free from the pollutions of the flesh.
:24 Now, to the one with enough power to prevent you from stumbling into sin and bring you faultless before his glorious presence to stand before him with ecstatic delight, to the only God our Savior, through our Lord Jesus Christ, be endless glory and majesty, great power and authority—from before he created time, now, and throughout all the ages of eternity. Amen!
Anna. I believe that’s our call this morning. I believe that’s where we are called to this morning. Maybe you’ve asked, “What’s the next step? What’s next for us after the 70?” The Lord is saying the book of Jude. That’s what’s next. It’s a call to be faithful. It’s a call to settle things. If you’ve been caught up in cycles, it’s time for those cycles to end. It doesn’t have to be hard. We have crossed over. We’re in the season where those Egyptians that you’ve seen today, you will see no more.
Philippians 2:1 TPT. Look at how much encouragement you’ve found in your relationship with the Anointed One! You are filled to overflowing with his comforting love. You have experienced a deepening friendship with the Holy Spirit and have felt his tender affection and mercy.
Anna. I believe this is also where we’re being called. From the time of Passover to Pentecost, it’s the days of counting the omer. That’s where we are. It’s a time to experience the love of the Father. It’s a time to experience the person of Jesus in a deeper way. Sometimes we become so complacent in the church, or we become dumbed down, and the Lord is saying “No. There is more. And if you want the more, receive it.” It’s not a hard thing. The Lord is always waiting for us to draw away with him. He is always waiting. His door is never closed to us. He is never too busy. He is never late. It doesn’t matter what’s going on. The Lord desires us that deeply.
: 2 So I’m asking you, my friends, that you be joined together in perfect unity—with one heart, one passion, and united in one love. Walk together with one harmonious purpose and you will fill my heart with unbounded joy.
Anna. It’s time for us to stop getting hung up on one another. It’s time for us to stop getting into conflicts with one another in the church and be hung up on it. If somebody offends you, too bad; give it to the Lord. If you offend somebody, repent. Tell the Lord you’re sorry. If they don’t forgive you, it’s not your problem. It’s time for us to get over it, because it’s meaningless stuff and it gets us hung up and it gets us stuck and we become sticks in the mud. Because we stick ourselves down into it and we stand in an ungodly way.
Whenever you’re standing in the truth and in what God says, you will stand and you won’t be moved. But whenever he says move, he’ll guide you on his path. Choose to stand and not be moved, because when you’re offended or mad or your feelings were hurt or whatever, you’re heart becomes hardened and the Lord has a lot to say about it. That hardened heart is like tying cinder blocks to your feet and jumping into the ocean. You entrap yourself. Even though you put yourself there it’s hard to get out by yourself. Only by the grace of God.
:3 Be free from pride-filled opinions, for they will only harm your cherished unity. Don’t allow self-promotion to hide in your hearts, but in authentic humility put others first and view others as more important than yourselves. Abandon every display of selfishness. Possess a greater concern for what matters to others instead of your own interests.
Anna. Verse 5 is key and that is where we’re focusing.
:5 And consider the example that Jesus, the Anointed One, has set before us. Let his mindset become your motivation.
Anna. I read that this morning and it began to resonate in me. Let his mindset become your motivation. We’ve talked about the motives of the heart for years. You can do everything right on the outside, but your motives can be prideful, or selfish, or deceitful. You know, “I’m going to act like I love them and want them to succeed on the outside, but I really want them to fail because I don’t want anyone to be better than me.” Or, “I don’t what them to get something because what if I don’t get anything.”
It’s time for us to start putting others above ourselves because in the body of Christ, if you succeed, I succeed. If you have victory, I have victory. We’ve got to remember that we’re a family. It’s not one against the other. We’re all together. In the end, the Lord’s not coming back for the individual. He’s coming back for the Bride, and that’s everyone of us together, because we’re all one body. Amen.
So Father God, I thank you for this morning and we respond to your call. We respond to your faithfulness, Lord. I thank you that you will find us faithful. Lord, I thank you that having done all to stand, we will stand. As this cry for righteousness as gone out over the last several weeks, Lord, I thank you that it’s not just a cry of righteousness going out, but it’s the sound of righteousness rising in our land. I thank you that it’s not just the people, but even the ground cries out for righteousness.
Father, I thank you that from under the ground to the heavens, Lord, I thank you that the sound of righteousness is rising. I thank you all creation is responding, I thank you that we are in the hour where the sons of God are being revealed. I thank you that this is the greatest reveal that we’ve seen in history, Lord.
I thank you that the whole earth is responding. The whole earth. The whole earth. The whole earth. We say Yes to you, Lord, this morning. We say Yes to you. Come in and clean us out, Lord. We respond to you. Have your way in Jesus name.
?Kevin Long. Humbly I stand an offering. With open hand, Lord I bring everything and nothing less. My best, my all. You deserve my every breath. My life, my song. I surrender. I surrender all. You’re worthy Lord. I give you everything and nothing less forever. My life is yours, completely yours.
Betty. Everything… come on people, everything. Give him everything.
Anna. Every part of my world. Take this life and breath on this heart that is now yours. You can have it all.
Betty. Everything and nothing less.
I give you everything and nothing less. My life is complete yours.
Anna. Take this/my life and let it be yours. All for you and for your glory.
Betty. The altar is open. I hear the Lord saying, There will be no containment today. No containment. No containment. He will not contain himself. He will not contain himself. We stand in awe of his presence. He is worthy of everything. Everything… oh God.
?Everything and nothing less. I give you everything and nothing less, forever. My life is yours. Completely yours.
Betty. We have outpouring. We have awakening in this place.
Anna. I will build my life upon your love. It is a firm foundation. I will put my trust in you alone and I will not be shaken. We will not be moved, and we will not be shaken. Oh God, we are anchored in you. And I won’t back down. I will stand my ground.
You can stand me up against the gates of hell but I won’t back down.
I will build my life upon your love. It is a firm foundation. I will put my trust in you alone and I will not be shaken.
Betty. We welcome heaven in this place. Oh we welcome heaven in this place.
Anna. In heaven we stand. Oh, here as in heaven; let it be here this morning, as heaven invades earth. And it’s coming down and it’s/we’re going up. Here as in heaven.
Betty. Holy Father, we fix our eyes on you. Holy Father, how we honor you. Holy Father, how we love you. Oh, we want to be with you, see your face. Jesus, Bridegroom, our Apostle and High Priest. Holy. Holy Spirit. Holy Holy Holy. Omnipresent. He is here.
Betty. We welcome TIME in this place. We welcome Time. Time is here. I see the mechanism within a clock. I see the mechanism, the cogs turning within a clock. I also see tumblers on a lock because things are being unlocked. The angelic host.
?Anna. All powerful. All powerful. We pull down heaven with shouts of praise, God all powerful. You roar like thunder. Nothing can tame God all powerful.
Betty. His lightnings and his thunderings are here. Even before we began to sing that, God said, “Acknowledge my lightnings and thunder.” So Lord we acknowledge. We acknowledge that you are here. You are present in this place. You have brought us into your presence, into the manifestation of your glory. We acknowledge that TIME is here. We acknowledge that the angelic hosts are here. That heaven is here. We acknowledge that things are turning. The cogs of the wheels are turning. Lord, we acknowledge that the tumblers on the locks are turning. Things are being unlocked in our midst now. Things that have been shut to you heretofore are being opened, says the Lord. Hei Hei Hei. Hei. Hei.
?Anna. Oh I can hear the thunder. I can see the lightnings. I can feel the movement. The winds are stirring now. You roar light thunder. Nothing can tame God all powerful. We pull down heaven with shouts of praise, God all-powerful all-powerful. Wooo.
Let it be heard. Let it be seen throughout the earth. Let it be heard, the sound, the sound, the sound from heaven. Oh it’s not just a sound coming down. (3 times) But a sound going up meeting in the heavens. Oh we join, we join, we join with heaven.
Lane. Oh the sounds and songs collide as heaven touches earth… The sounds and songs of heaven touching earth. Oh it’s heaven touching earth.
Danette Riley. The Lord says that we are in the midst of His Power Play. As He said that to me I saw whirlwinds. I saw a map of the United States. I saw small whirlwinds across these United States. And the Lord said that heaven is invading earth across this nation where the enemy has been stirring up dust. The Lord would say to us to Occupy. It’s not a time to be pre-occupied, but to occupy, to hold our ground; retreat not; stand.
Father, we declare and decree today that we are standing in the midst of your power play and your demonstration in the earth. And Lord, we just come into agreement. Where the enemy has been stirring up dust, you are releasing the whirlwinds of heaven into the earth in Jesus name.
Betty. I just want to confirm the word because the Lord said that we have entered into our harvest. We have stepped into Harvest Time. This is your harvest. Harvest. The Lord gave the scripture out of Deuteronomy 11:21. So that your days and the days of your children may be many in the land that the Lord swore to give your ancestors, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth.
And it talks about how it will be as if we are living heaven on earth. These are the days of heaven on the earth—for us. The kingdom of heaven is upon us, within us, among us. And the kingdom of heaven is going to spread across your territory. The kingdom of heaven is going to invade your territory, your tents and your treasuries.
Where you’ve not been able to produce, the Lord says you will produce. These are the days of multiplication. These are the days of miracles. These are the days of Jesus in the church.
?He’s come home. He’s come home in you. He’s come home in you today. He’s God the Father. He’s come home in our hearts.
Anna. Something’s moving. Something’s shaking. See his glory. Feels like heaven on earth. (5)
Betty. The KJV of Deuteronomy 11:21. That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.
Nita Maselle. The Lord is breathing on us. He said, Give me your breath. Give me your breath. He is our Breath of Life. He breathed on us the breath of life. And now he’s saying, Dedicate your breath back to me. Give me your breath. The Breath of Life wants to come in and breathe through you and speak through you. He’s unlocking us all.
I saw that when we allow the full effect of the Breath of Life coming out of us, that would cut off and destroy every trap and every plan of the enemy, everything that has tried to trap you and lock you in, to keep you from flowing in the fullness of the life that God had for you. That breath of life coming out of your mouth will bring it all down. Not only that, but it’s unlocking to you what he has for you to step into. He’s unlocking your future and his plan that he had. He said, Give me your breath.
Lord, we dedicate our breath to you. We dedicate our very breath back to what you made it. He gave it to us. We give it back to you. We give you full expression. Full expression in our breathing. We say, Breath of Life, have your way. Have your full expression in us, everything you are. Everything—the breath of life coming out. That there is no place for the enemy. And there is no hold. Lord, that we are free. Free in the Spirit of the Living God to move in all, in everything that you have for us. In the name Jesus we declare it today. We welcome heaven. We welcome the angelic. We welcome the Breath of God. We welcome what you have for us, Lord.
I thank you. I thank you that the world and the plans of men and the plans of the enemy have no hold. No hold on us from this day forward. I even saw a picture last Sunday and I couldn’t explain it. It was a glimpse. I’ve been pondering and asking and this is what it was. He was bringing us to this point.
The picture was: I could see Betty speak but there was a difference. There was a change. There was this full effect. It was like when she spoke those words from God, it began to unlock and things began to move. And people began to step out. And it was just like there was a full effect. There’s a greater effect in our voice. We welcome the full effect of the breath of God in our life. We say Yes. Breathe on us heaven. Breathe on us. Lord, we receive your Breath of Life in us, through us. In Jesus name we thank you for it.
We need help, Lord, help from heaven Lord, when we got tired of trying to make it work and do it ourselves in man’s effort. Then the Breath of Life came in and just breathed on it. And there was a difference. We thank you Lord. We thank you Lord. You are the difference.
?Anna. Breath of God, come here today. I give you my breath. I give you my very life…Breathe through me oh breath of God. You breathe new life in these dry bones. You breathe new life into my lungs… I’m coming alive…to my life in Christ.
Betty. The Life-Giver is here. (4) The Sprit of life is here. He’s breathing the breath of life into us. The breath of life. The Life-Giving Spirit. Life-Giving Spirit.
?Anna. Breathe your life. Breathe your life into us, Lord. Oh we welcome the Life-Giver. Cause it doesn’t matter what it looks like. It doesn’t matter what it feels like. Wherever you feel dry, the Life-giver is here. He’s bringing new life. oh, new life…oh we receive new life. We receive your life Lord.
Kimberley Davis. New Life…
Anna. Then I saw the garden. Hope had come to me. To sweep away the ashes and wake me from my sleep. Now I can see the ivy growing up the wall. Cause you will stop at nothing to heal my broken soul. You’re healing hearts. You’re healing lives. You’re healing souls. With your new life. New life.
Betty. Praise you Lord. Praise you Jesus. Praise you Lord. I want us just to rest and receive. Just for a moment, we want to just Rest. Let all the instruments come down. And let’s just rest before the Lord and receive.
Betty. In the 4th watch of the night, just after 4 this morning I heard three words. The Lord said, REST, RECEIVE, and RECOVER. (3 times) It is about resting in the completed work of the cross. It’s about entering into the Rest of the Lord. There is a major recovery for you here today. Within in the 50 days that we find ourselves from Passover to Pentecost, there is a full recovery.
The Lord is opening up your inheritance. He is opening up your promised land to bring you into possession. He is calling you. He is calling the sons of God, not only into the Sabbath Rest or the seventh day, but He is calling us into Dominion Rest. A dominion rest is what Jesus has accomplished for you and me. But also that dominion rest—it’s different.
When the Lord has given you a promise and you occupy that promise, you see the full manifestation of it on earth as it is in heaven. That is Dominion Rest. Joshua knew what it was to have rest, to enter into dominion rest, to take the land. When he completed that, the Lord gave him rest from his enemies on every side.
King David knew what it was to enter into dominion rest. There is a place for you and me to occupy. There are promises that you have already entered into and you are occupying those promises. So you have dominion rest there. When you are raising children there is a place where you parent them and you train them up in the way that they should go. But then there is a time that you’re done with that aspect of your life. They’re not little bitty babies anymore. They’re not toddlers. They’re not teenagers. They enter into adulthood and there is a place where your job is finished. So in that area and that place of your life you have dominion rest.
When you have worked the number of days ordained for you and you have been in the marketplace or wherever you have worked to provide, to produce for your family, there is something called retirement. That means that portion of your life in that particular job has come to a completion and you have dominion rest.
When the Lord is talking about Rest, Receive and Recover, that’s not you going in a back room and shutting a door and getting well. It’s not going to be like that. Your suddenly and your familiarity with depression, oppression and sickness is out the door, to the wind. He is going to bring a wholeness—spirit, soul, body—to your life like you’ve never encountered before.
I was amazed and I’m going to go back and count the number of times as Anna began to bring the word of the Lord this morning. It was an on-time word, on the mark. We had not talked. But she said focus I don’t know how many times. I heard that so and so said, What is she going to do after the 70? The three of us have had a Sabbath, a week. The first of the week counting the omer we celebrated Passover. We rested and recreated and we are refreshed and we are renewed.
The assignment for me—and this might not be for you, but it will be for the house. This is the 8th day of counting the omer. That means it’s barley harvest time in Israel. The day after Passover they began counting 49 days up to Pentecost. It starts in the evening. Last Saturday night a week ago, Omer 1 went through Sunday until sundown on Sunday evening, Omer 2. Yay God. They would bring about 5 pints or an omer of their harvest and they would wave it, they would present it before the Lord, in the temple for 49 days. From Passover to Pentecost.
The Lord said to me, “Betty, 40 days Jesus walked in the earth and he instructed and he appeared to his disciples; and then the last 10 days he entered into the heavenly realm into the fullness of his governmental authority. And then the outpouring came of Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost, and the birthing of a radical church, walking in the ministry of Jesus.”
He said, “Instead of you doing it 40 and 10, the first 10 days have been about you coming into alignment and order and refreshing and renewal; but the last 40 days are going to be a fast for you. But it’s a different kind of fast, because it’s going to be about every day focusing on me. It’s going to be me walking with you, equipping you, getting you ready to run like you’ve never run before. It’s Focus. It’s Focus. It’s, where’s your focus? Where’s your fix?
It’s about sowing with a view to righteousness. I posted that this morning. In Hosea 11 it says, Sow your seed, sow whatever you’re going to sow, with a view to righteousness. That means I’m going to look beyond where I am right now. When I look out in the field that is ready to be sown, I’m going to look beyond the work it’s going to take to labor in that field, and I’m going to look at the end results and I’m going to see a harvest.
And there’s another place that you can sow with a view. It’s in a seated place in the heavenly realm in Christ Jesus. My sowing in the season, my view is Jesus himself. Because whatever you look at is what you’re going to become. So how about a 40 day focus on the Lord Jesus Christ, so you’re beholding him, and you’re becoming like him. So that on the anniversary of the celebration of Pentecost you have a transformation like you’ve never had in your life before.
Because you’ve been focused: Jesus, Jesus, Jesus. I’m just going to keep looking at you Lord. That’s called sowing with a view to righteousness. He’s ready to give you a new view. Forty days of Jesus revealing an aspect of himself to you and me like we’ve never seen before.
Waking up in the morning with a purpose. I can walk, chew gum, pat my head and rub my stomach. Why? It’s called multi-tasking. Who in this room does not have a cellphone? Who in this room has never ridden down the street and answered or looked at a text message, never in your life? You never ever did that.
We have all demonstrated as a society, sometimes to our detriment, that we are multi-task people. And we do what we want to do. I am standing before you today (to say) that Jesus Christ is inviting you to a place of focus with him for 40 days, to reveal himself to you in a way you have never known him before. You think you know him? I think I know him? Well, we ain’t seen nothing yet!
It’s not 40 days in the wilderness. It’s 40 days in the vineyard. It’s 40 days in an upper room; 40 days wherever you want to go with Him. How about opening up the Gospel and just as Jesus broke bread with the two on the road to Emmaus, and their eyes were opened and they had an understanding of the scripture. How would you like Jesus to instruct you and walk with him in audio and video and just remember every place where he walked and stand there with him, and see how he did it. And have him say, And this is how I want to do it through you.
There are going to be times you’re not going to have a clue what to do. I didn’t either. But I just learned how to wait. It’s called Rest, Receive and Recover what’s been lost. What’s been lost in your inheritance and my inheritance is coming to us. We’re going to do this. He’s going to do it in us.
I’m going to boast in my weaknesses so that Christ’s power will rest upon me. He wants to pitch a tent over our lives. He who abides in the shadow of the Almighty will rest. ‘Well, I don’t know how they’re doing that. Well, I just want Rosemary to walk by me, you know, because she just walks by and she has the shadow thing going on. And even her shadow, people are getting healed. What is that?’ Because you’re living, you’re resting in the shadow of the Almighty.
I’m walking. I’m just walking. How about we’re just walking through a place and they’re getting delivered and healed, or they’re saying, What is it you have? I can remember when Anna was little and she was in a tumbling class. It was an hour in the afternoon and I had a break. I would leave Grace and take Anna downtown Laurel to the Y to see Ms. Lynn. I usually had something I was working on and I would sit there in my place.
We mothers would just sit on the sidelines. And one day I became aware that somebody was watching me. Have you ever known when someone is watching? You look up to find where it is. It just so happened that it was her accountant, her bookkeeper. She came over to me and said, ‘I have watched you for weeks. There’s something about you. You’re Spirit-filled aren’t you?’
How did she know that? She just knew I was Anna’s mom. She didn’t know anything about my life. The thing was, I was sitting in that place and I was wearing Him. 40 day focus, you’re going to be wearing Him. Will you take a 40 day challenge? And I could have just said nothing and you would just have wondered what happened on the 50th day. What did she do? I looked at Him and He looked at me.
?I’d do anything for you dear, anything for you, dear.
Anything, Lord. Hahaha. He likes those kinds of prayers. He likes those kinds of songs. Because he comes calling on them. The Lord says to read this passage, Deuteronomy 11. He taking us back to 11/11 when there was a sound that was released that went around the world. It reminds me it was the very day that Beau Neill was in this place and he shared this scripture. I believe this portion is open to us now.
Deuteronomy 11:1 KJV. Therefore thou shalt love the Lord thy God and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, alway.
Alway. It doesn’t say always here. Alway. I’ve never seen that before. That’s like a ‘one thing.’ It’s like a statement—Alway. And I believe it’s key.
Because you won’t worship what you don’t love, who you don’t know. You won’t worship or lay down your life for what you don’t love. The 40 day focus is about you coming into a place of intimacy with the Lord Jesus Christ, with Father, with Holy Spirit, in such a way that you will give him your all in all. Everything. And you know what you get in return? Everything.
:2 And know ye this day: for I speak not with your children which have not known, and which have not seen the chastisement of the Lord your God, his greatness, his mighty hand and his stretched out arm, and his miracles, and his acts, which he did in the midst of Egypt unto Pharaoh the king of Egypt, and unto all his land:
:4 And what he did unto the army of Egypt, unto their horses, and to their chariots; how he made the water of the Red Sea to overflow them as they pursued after you, and how the Lord hath destroyed them unto this day; and what he did unto you in the wilderness, until ye came into this place;
:6 And what he did unto Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben: how the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and their tents, and all the substance that was in their possession, in the midst of all Israel: But your eyes have seen all the great acts of the Lord which he did.
:8 Therefore shall ye keep all the commandments which I command you this day, that ye may be strong, and go in and possess the land, whither ye go to possess it; and that ye may prolong your days in the land, which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give unto them and to their seed, a land that floweth with milk and honey.
:10 For the land, whither thou goest in to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from whence ye came out, where thou sowedst they seed, and wateredst it with thy foot, as a garden of herbs:
This is key. 11:11 But the land, whither ye go to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and drinketh water of the rain of heaven: A land which the Lord thy God careth for: the eyes of the Lord thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year.
Betty. So the land, your land, my land, your place of possession is a land that drinks in the rain of heaven, and the eyes of the Lord are on our land. There are things that we have not understood about land-taking. And about our borders and our boundaries and the territories that God has given us to possess.
If he has given you a territory, he is going to release the rain of heaven. His eyes are going to be on your territory from the beginning of the year to the end of the year. Your land is ordained to produce, and if it is not producing, me first, it is because there is a curse or something operating that you need to see and address and deal with. And if you will do it the way the Lord says to, through the name and the blood of Jesus Christ and His Word, a land that has not produced will produce for you. It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, where you are, what the conditions are of the world. Go ask Isaac about sowing in a land and a season and a time when there was famine.
I don’t understand it but I know for the last two days I have had a spiritual being that has represented and is named TIME that has presented itself to me. TIME is standing in the house. It’s recovery time. You can reach back and recover what has been lost to you. You can take hold of that which is in the spirit realm and bring it into the earth realm like Mary. ‘Just do whatever he says.’ And you’ll get your water pots changed to wine.
So Lord, I want to thank you that you send the rain from heaven upon our land. I want to thank you Lord God, that it drinks in the water of the rain of heaven. And the land which you have given us is a land the Lord thy God careth for and the eyes of the Lord thy God are always upon it from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year.
I believe that is a personal thing for us and I can tell you, it’s for Israel. You better be careful what you do with Israel. Nations of the world, you better be careful.
:13 And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the Lord your God, and to serve him with all your heart and will all your soul,
Betty. What is the commandment? What is he asking us to do? To love Him. To love him with all of our heart and with all of our soul. If you’ll just hearken unto the word of the Lord that he is speaking to you, and you will love him with all of your heart and your soul, he’s going to give you the possession of the land. This is inheritance time. This is what the change is.
This is about the 40 day focus, that you might enter into your inheritance, your possession. That people will look and ask, How did that happen, Gina? You got the land now. How did that happen? ‘Well, I went to this source and that source and they didn’t pick me.’ But I can tell you right now, God has picked you Gina Archer. So you can just rest.
The word of the Lord is three-fold this morning: Rest, Receive and Recover. And I decree and declare not only over you, but the entire house and those that are watching, it’s time to enter into the Rest of the Lord. Let go of those weary moments and places and worn places and receive that new mantling for the New and the Now. Hahahahaha. For his yoke is easy and his burden is light. Take my mantle, my yoke, and learn of me for I am humble of heart. Enter into the rest.
Today if you hear his voice, do not harden your heart as in the days of the rebellion. Love the Lord your God with all of your heart and all of your soul. Today if you hear his voice, don’t harden your heart, just do what he says. Just open your heart and let the word of the Lord, the Spirit of the Lord, the sword of the Spirit, work in your heart.
Enter into the Rest of the Lord. Don’t forsake the Sabbath Rest. And it’s now law. Does anybody need a break after a week of work? God ordained the Sabbath Rest. And you may not be able to do it from sundown on Friday evening until sundown on Saturday evening, but let me tell you, if you’ll practice that, if you’ll work six days and rest the 7th—and it’s not law-driven and bondage where you can’t do anything or he’ll get you with a Tommy gun. That’s not how he works. He made the Sabbath for us to be renewed. ‘I won’t say anymore there.’
Your Sabbath might be going out and digging and planting some flowers in your garden that you never have time to do. It’s just what you love to do. It might be sitting on your patio and just looking at the birds and hearing and just being. It might be you get a canoe and float down the river. It might be you go sit on the turkey stand if they have those.
Oh He’s pouring out, now. He’s pouring out. He’s pouring out. He’s pouring out a peace and a rest. A peace and a rest. Peace and a rest. Peace and a rest. Oh, peace and a rest. And in that rest, see, when that rest comes there comes a contentment. And I don’t mean you cease from your labor, or from occupying. I mean a confident assurance and knowing and an alright-ness in the Lord that can’t be taken away from you. You’re at Shalom.
REST. RECEIVE. RECEIVE. Lord, I just come to receive. Hahahahaha. Whoa. Somebody’s getting a deep breath. Oh. Oh. Ohohohohoh. Somebody had him contained just in your Spirit man. And what’s happening is, somebody is asking, ‘What’s going on in me?’ What’s happening is that he is filling your whole house right now. There’s an infilling. Hahaha. You just sprung a leak. Glory to God. He’s invading souls right now. He’s filling the house. He’s filling your temple with his rest, hahaha, his peace. Whoa. It’s recovery time. I want you to make a note if you haven’t of the words today, because I believe that even as you leave this house today you will continue to process. Rest, Receive and Recover.
:13 And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the Lord your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul,
:14 That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil. And I will send grass to thy fields for thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and be full.
:16 Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them; and then the Lord’s wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the Lord giveth you.
Betty. These are watchwords for us. He wants us to hearken unto his commands, the Word of God, the proceeding word that he is speaking unto us. He wants us to love him with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength. He does not want us to be deceived and give our heart to idolatry because if we do that, it’s going to begin to be shown in our land. It’s going to shut the heavens. It’s going to show up. You cannot enter into sin and it not show up in your life. You can’t. It will ultimately affect the land. It brings defilement.
:18 Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.
:19 And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down and when thou risest up. And thou shall write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates: That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.
Betty. Now that’s what the Lord wants us to have. He wants us to have heaven on the earth. And if he didn’t, he would not have taught his disciples to pray, Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. The Lord wants what is there to be here. And that is what the 40 day focus is about—focusing on Him.
What is going to happen is, He is going to give you blueprints of your future. You’re going to have your next. But your focus isn’t going to be on the blueprint. It’s not going to be on the next. It’s just going to be focusing on Him. Look at Him and you’ll have it. Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and then all these things will be added unto you. Seek the King of the kingdom. Ask and it will be given. Seek and you’ll find. Knock and the door will be opened. But your focus is on Him. Fix our eyes on Jesus.
:22 For if ye shall diligently keep all these commandments which I command you to do them, to love the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave unto him;
Betty. Love Him. Walk in His ways. And cleave unto Him. Hold onto Him. Be stuck on Him.
:23 Then will the Lord drive out all these nations from before you, and ye shall possess greater nations and mightier than yourselves.
Betty. So this is a promise. If we’ll love the Lord our God. If we’ll walk with Him and cleave to Him, He’s going to be our Defender. And he’s going to drive out the enemy from before us. You want to work hard or you want to work smart?
:24 Every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even unto the uttermost sea shall your coast be.
Betty. Now, this is the next promise. Everywhere you walk. The Lord will define your territory. This block and this entire downtown area. I hadn’t read this. I didn’t know I was going to read this. I didn’t even know I was going to read this passage of scripture until I stood in the house this morning. Wasn’t even thinking about what the Lord said.
He has given us this block. We’re going to have this block. But not only that, he said, You’re going to have this downtown area. This area.
There’s going to be land that comes available and provision is going to be there to possess it, to purchase it and develop it. So what is he telling me? ‘This is your territory, Betty. I’m giving it to you to possess.’ He said, ‘This is your Jerusalem.’ This is a beachhead. He said, ‘I’ve given you the state and I’ve given you the nation and I’ve given you nations. But this is your Jerusalem. And you’re going to possess it.
We’re going to occupy it. That’s what he told me. That says to me that every place that my feet touch, it’s mine. And if I love him with all of my heart, soul, mind and strength, and I’ll just walk with him, and I’ll cleave to him, and Lord, Here I am. I’m not going to let you go till you bless me. But I’m not going to let you go then. And you know why I’m not going to let you go? Because you’re not going to let me go.
I’ll never forget on a scuba diving trip, my dive buddy was the dive master, which was a treat in itself. He as an old naval man. I think he was a Navy Seal. But he was so aware of any reef or wreck in that Gulf Shores/Orange Beach area. And getting to be his dive buddy as an amateur diver was a treasure.
He knew all kinds of things, like that there was a shy octopus that liked to hide under this shallow place on the reef. He would reach in and pull it out and put it on your hand. I’ll never forget. We found this really neat shell and he gave it to me. I’m carrying it in my gloved hand. I have on my dive suit. Kimble liked to spear fish so he and his dive buddy got off first.
Being with the dive buddy, I got off last. While everyone is tooling around and coming back to the anchor line to swim up, we’re the caboose. So things had settled a little bit. So I’m holding onto this really neat shell Fred gave me and we’re just going along looking at different things and I become aware that I am no longer holding the shell. It is holding onto me. Aaahhh! Bubbles are going up! He just laughed.
You think you’re holding onto Him? Oh, He’s holding onto you. Never will I leave you. Never will I forsake you. Whoo.
So, every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the river of Euphrates, even unto the uttermost sea shall your coast be. And then are you ready for this?
:25 There shall no man be able to stand before you: for the Lord your God shall lay the fear of you and the dread of you upon all the land that ye shall tread upon, as he hath said unto you.
Betty. Striking fear in your enemy’s heart. Like I said, we can work smart or we can work hard. If Jesus is going before you and the Angel of the Presence of the Lord is with you, and the Captain of the Lord’s Host when you enter into the place to take it for the kingdom, guess what? He will strike fear in the heart of the enemy. Let me tell you something. Demons can see Jesus and they’re not going to mess with Him because he’s already messed with them.
:26 Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; a blessing if ye obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you this day: and a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known.
:29 And it shall come to pass, when the Lord thy God hath brought thee in unto the land whither thou goest to possess it, that thou shalt put the blessing upon mount Gerizim, and the curse upon mount Ebal. Are they not on the other side Jordan, by the way where the sun goeth down, in the land of the Canaanites, which dwell in the champaign over against Gilgal, beside the plains of Moreh?
:31 For ye shall pass over Jordan to go in to possess the land which the Lord your God giveth you, and ye shall possess it, and dwell therein. And you shall observe to do all the statutes and judgments which I set before you this day.
The main statutes the Lord was handing out, and I can tell you we are not under the law. Jesus has redeemed us from the curse of the law and he has fulfilled the law. But I want to ask you a question. Our not being under the law—does that mean you don’t have to obey God or obey His Word? No. Jesus said, ‘If you love me, you’ll obey me, and I and my Father will come and make our home in your heart. We don’t negate the Word of God.
And we’re not under the curse because he has redeemed us. There are still curses that operate in the land because of our ancestors. What you and I do with what God gives us to do will affect a future generation. So you have to make a decision. God has set before you and me life and death, blessing and curses. Now choose life.
Love the Lord your God. Hearken unto his voice so that you and your children may live and you may live many years in the land that the Lord has promised. It’s time. So, love the Lord your God with all of your heart. With all of your soul. Walk with Him. Cleave to Him like it’s your very lifeline, because He is; and just do what He says.
And when you don’t think you can just tell him, ‘I can’t do that, Lord, but I’m willing.’ See, He’s just looking for willingness. I know in my own strength I can’t work miracles, but you and me, God; we got it. We can raise the dead, open blind eyes, heal the sick, see entire nations discipled. It’s time.
So, Father today, right here right now, I thank you for the manifestation of your glory. Lord, we enter into your rest. We say Yes to receiving. We say Yes to full recovery. It is recovery of lost inheritance. It is time to recover and take possession of the land, the seed, the blessing, the gates, the cities, the states, the nation, and the nations that you have promised to us.
Open our eyes to see, our ears to hear, and our hearts to receive of you. Let us hear your voice, Lord, and respond and receive and enter into your rest. For those that are invited, and that is everyone, the invitation to enter into the 40 Day Focus, focus on Jesus the last 40 of the 50 days.
Lord, I pray that you would raise up a remnant that would take the 40 Day Focus and fix and set our hearts and our minds upon you, Jesus. Fixing our thoughts on you. Fixing our eyes on you so that we can enter into our possession; and Lord, you can enter into yours, the whole house, in Jesus name. Amen and Amen.
?Kevin. Oh your love is a fortress. In you I’m fearless. Oh what can stand up against us? In you I’m fearless. Perfect love casts out all fear.
Kimble. Praise the Lord everybody. Glory to God. I’m so glad that my God hasn’t given me the spirit of fear, but He has given me a spirit of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Therefore, I can go forth fearless into this world in which I live. What can man do to me? My Lord, my Savior, my Jesus, has gone before me. He has made a way where there seems to be no way. He’s paid the price for my sin. I’m forgiven.
And therefore, I have the Spirit of Jesus living on the inside of me. So therefore, no weapon formed against me can prosper. And I have authority in the person of Jesus, in the name of Jesus, by his blood and through his broken body to speak to my accusers and render them helpless and ineffective. Amen? So what are you complaining about? Hello! Quit your whining. We’re not whiners. We’re winners. We’re victorious. Matter of fact, we’re more than conquerors in Jesus name. Glory to God. We’ve got the victory. We’re not fighting for victory. We’re fighting from victory.
Today, as Betty shared earlier about entering into the rest of the Lord, I got a little different take on that. We rest in the Lord. We rest in his strength. We rest in his grace. We rest in his mercy. We rest in his love. But I believe today the Lord is also saying, Do you want the rest of me?
The Word of God says that we know in part, we see in part, and one day we’re going to see face to face. Well, I believe that we’re on our way to that face to face encounter. So Lord, we want the rest of you. We want all of you. We want the fullness of your Spirit to rest upon us and within us in bodily form, so that we can go forth as the sons that you’ve created us to be, to walk in our purpose and fulfill our destiny, to advance your kingdom throughout this earth as we go forward in Jesus name. Amen?
We’re going to enter into a time of worship. We’re just going to praise the Lord and see what he wants to do, because this is his house. We are his people. We are here to give and we are also here to receive from him today.
So Lord, we’re gathered here to honor you and worship you in spirit and in truth. Lord God, to receive the REST of you, all of you, Lord, in all these areas. Lord, we’re not there yet, but we’re in the process. We are moving forward. We are advancing. And we are going forth in leaps and bounds, taking back and possessing all that the enemy’s stolen.
Father, we declare today that this is your house. That we are your people. Have your way Holy Spirit. Bring forth the breath of heaven. Break off every yoke that would hinder and bind us from walking in the fullness that you have called us to walk in. Father, we bless you. We honor you. We love you and we say, Have your way in Jesus name. And everybody said, Amen and Amen. Let’s worship Him this morning.
?My fear doesn’t stand a change when I stand in your love. I won’t be shaken. There’s power in your name. We’re standing in your love. Perfect love casts out all fear.
Break down the wall. Push back the dark. Light of the world move in our hearts. Heaven, flood the earth. Let your glory and your power; let your majesty and worth flood the earth. Flood the earth with your glory, with your power, with your mercy, Jesus.
Betty. Flood the earth.
Lane. Oh Lord, make me a house of prayer. Let the fire on my altar never burn up. Make me a house of prayer.
Anna. If all it costs me is everything you can have it all. If all it costs me is everything I surrender all. I want the oil of intimacy. Love of God overflow, permeate oh my soul. Fill me up God…
Lane. Set us/me on fire oh Lord.
Anna. Fire fall down on us, we pray. Oh show me your heart, your ways, your glory, God. Fire fall down on us we pray. Make us ready oh Lord. Let there be oil in my lamp and my fire not go out when I hear the Bridegroom come. Make us ready. Oh Lord draw us back. You are the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
Kimble. Father, we are in total agreement that you are the beginning and the end. Jesus, you are the Alpha and the Omega, the One who was and is and is to come. You are our hope and our future and our very great reward. And as we continue to worship today, we’re going to come and bring our tithes, our offerings, and our first fruits unto you to bless, to advance your kingdom in the earth. Father, I thank you that you have given us the ability to produce wealth.
And Lord, that which we have earned by the sweat of our brow, we freely and cheerfully give a portion unto you, unto your house and the working of your ministry. Lord, your Word says that where your heart is, is where your treasure lies. Lord, our heart is to see your kingdom come and your will done on the earth as it is in heaven.
Father, I pray that we would walk in our full purpose and do by whatever means that is within us, to see your righteous judgments and decrees sweep over this land once again and return us to our first love.
Jesus, we ask that you have your way. That you become our all in all. That each and every waking day and every breath that we take is from you and by you and through you. And that we understand and recognize that and walk accordingly. May our hearts and our minds be always attuned unto you. May we always be in willing obedience to do as you command us to do.
So Lord, we honor you today with our giving. We bless your kingdom. And we say, Lord, send forth your supernatural power and breath upon it to multiply it so that there’s more than enough, good measure pressed down, shaken together and overflowing. We thank you in advance, Lord, for your miraculous works to us and through us in your name.
As we come today, we come to the table to share Communion with the Lord and with one another. We’re told in the Word of God that on the night that Jesus was betrayed, he met with his disciples in the upper room. And when they were reclining at the table, he took bread, blessed it, and broke it. And he said, ‘This bread is my body which is broken for you. Whenever you eat of it, do it in remembrance of me.’
Then he took the cup. He blessed it and said, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Whenever you drink of it, do it in remembrance of me.’ So today, as we come, we’re going to sup with the Lord. We’re going to eat of his body and drink of his blood. And receive that spiritual DNA into our physical bodies so that we are one with Him as a memorial to remember and to recognize all that he did—the price that he paid. And to know that he produced a new, a better, a lasting covenant for all of us who believe.
So Lord, today we say Yes to your body. We say Yes to your blood. We receive the fullness of the new covenant. And we say, Jesus, you are our Lord, our King. You are our Master, our Savior. You are our Deliverer, our Healer, our Provider, our more than enough—more than we’ll ever need. We love you, Lord, and we pledge our allegiance to you, Jesus. Amen and Amen.
?You are here moving in our midst. I worship you. Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper, light in the darkness. My God, that is who you are.
Lane. One generation will tell of your works to another generation. Oh we will tell them who you are. That is who you are. Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper, light in the darkness. That is who you are. I worship you. You are here mending every heart. I worship you.
I am free. No more shackles; no more chains; no more bondage. Jesus, Son of man came down and set us free. Freedom is here. Fear has to leaven. Pain as to go. Darkness retreat.
Anna. No fire can burn me. No battle can turn me. No mountain can stop me. ‘Cause you hold my hand. Now I’m walking in your victory. Your power is within me. No giant can defeat me. Cause you hold my hand.
Michael Hamm. ?Give me honesty. Give me purity. Give me humility oh God…
This morning I heard the Lord saying—it started when Nichole was over here with these big rainbow flags. I heard the Lord saying, ‘I’m purifying desires and calling them promises.’ Our King is purifying promises. There are things that you’ve said, I can’t want that because it’s impure.
The Lord says, ‘No, I’m showing you the true desire, the original intent on your need, and I’m calling it a promise I gave you. And the promises that have been locked up, he is saying, ‘Not today and not ever.’ He says to come and lay it on the altar and He’s going to purify it. ‘Even today I am purifying and am calling it a promise.’ Won’t you let him purify your promises today.
Father, we thank you that you are purifying promises today. You’re purifying desires. He’s saying, Hear the true desire underneath the desire. Here is my original intent. Lord, I thank you that it’s a promise. I thank you that you’ll help us walk this out. You said, Those that delight in the Lord, you’ll give them the desires of your heart. We thank you Jesus.
Betty. We receive the word.
Anna. We receive you promises.
Betty. We receive. We believe. We enter into your rest. We receive and recover, Lord.
Father, I thank you for your presence in the house. I thank you for your word. I thank you for the now of heaven. Now worship. Now word. And now works. Lord, we thank you. You are our Champion. You are our Victor. You are the victory, Lord. You are standing in the midst of the Body today. And Lord, we say Yes to the now of heaven. We say Yes to the stepping in and the coming into all that you have ordained for us on earth as it is in heaven.
Now Holy Spirit, we acknowledge apart from you we can do nothing. So we say, Come have your way. Come, Holy Spirit. Manifest yourself among us. Carry us. We acknowledge that you are the Seven-Fold Spirit of Jehovah. You are God in us and God with us. You are the Teacher and the Revelator; so open up our understanding to the word of the Lord this morning.
Father, I thank you for fruit and fruit that stands to your glory. This word will not return empty or void but the word of the Lord goes forth and it accomplishes and prospers in the hearts of the hearers. On earth as it is in heaven. In Jesus name. Amen. Yay. Praise God.
Betty Love. Praise God. It’s manifestation time. It’s time for the minas. The day of the talents are upon us. I remember words being spoken several years ago about the incoming and things happening—the stock market crashing and our economy going upside down. I remember Dottie calling me and saying she had heard this word from different prophets and is this it? The end of the end? The end of the beginning?
I was like, Lord, how do I answer this? He said, “Tell her it’s not time because you haven’t done the talents thing.” He was speaking about a transference of wealth that was coming into the kingdom of God, to those that had allowed the Lord to prepare them. I believe we’re here. I want to share this morning about how important it is for you to occupy what the Lord has given you.
I want you to know and I want to remind the body of Christ that it is not all here and now. There is a day of reckoning for the body of Christ. I’m talking about those that partake of the first resurrection. I’m not talking about the Great White Throne Judgment because that is not ordained for you and me. But there is a place and a time when we are going to stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ. And he will judge us according to what we have done in the body, whether good or bad.
It will be a time when the Lord will give out crowns and rewards. When we look in the Word of God and we look at the parable Jesus taught on in Luke 19:11-27, it’s about the ten minas, money that was invested, that was given. When we look in Matthew 25:14-30, it’s about the five talents. Both of these things are money. They are currency. The Lord has invested in us his name, his word, his authority, his anointing, his ability. He has also invested us with money.
Even though many of us have not been good stewards of money from the very beginning, part of the reason is because we haven’t been trained about money. Many of us grew up and never knew about tithe or offering or first fruits. Or we had parents that didn’t know or weren’t trained or taught. There is a new breed arising in the body of Christ. There is an apostolic anointing that is coming upon the body where true fathers and mothers begin to train up the sons of God so that they can possess their birthright and their destiny.
I also saw in the Word of God there is a place where Jesus put his servants in charge of his house. There are people who are called to take care of the house. When you talk about talents, it’s about property. When you talk about the minas, it’s about you ruling and reigning with him, because there are rewards that are given out. The one that is faithful with the ten minas is going to see over ten cities.
This is not just here and now. We have an entire millennial reign. And the Lord said to me this morning just after 4 o’clock, REST, RECEIVE, RECOVER. The goodness of the Lord is standing with us today and he is saying, Even now I will reset and realign you in righteousness and truth and I will restore to you the years the canker worm has eaten. And I’ll give you a fresh start.
Do you know that God is so about second chances that Passover is celebrated the first of Nissan and if somebody missed it, they do it again in the next month in Iyar? Let’s just come on out of bondage. I want to give you a new mindset. I want to give you a new view. You are going to sow with a view of righteousness. You’re going to fix your eyes on me. You’re going to watch me. You’re going to follow me, and it’s not just going to be an outside thing. It’s going to be an inside out work.
I’m ready to possess your house so you can possess my house. I’m ready to possess your land so you can possess my land.
In the year 2000 when I had the vision originally for Miracle City Global, it was about investment. It was about talents. It was about taking the provision the Lord had put in our hands personally and investing it so all it did was bankroll the kingdom. Did it mean people quit giving their tithes and offerings and first fruits? No, they kept giving so the blessing cycle could keep flowing in their lives, and that was just the gravy.
How about ministry being established that just pays for itself, and you start investing: kingdom, kingdom, kingdom, kingdom, kingdom. I’m not talking about unworthy investments. I’m not talking about giving people a fish for the day, but teaching them how to fish. A place where people are trained and equipped in righteousness and truth. We’re already seeing things we talked about in the 90s.
I’ll never forget. Kimble and I were sitting down with our pastor and we were talking about how much money we were paying insurance companies. And how there had to come a place and a time where perhaps the church could come together, and instead of paying out there, paying here and multiplying. They have something called Medi-Share now. I’m not promoting anything. I’m just telling you those ideas that tend to cross your heart here and there, and years later somebody’s doing it, and prospering in it. Those witty ideas, those witty inventions, are coming to the sons of God. The Lord says you are going to sow with a view of righteousness. Not just here and now, but to produce for future generations.
I’m standing before you today on behalf of the church and I want to repent for self-rule and self-government. I understand as human beings we have an autonomy. But my dependence is upon the Lord Jesus Christ, and the reason I exist is because his breath is in the earth along with every living thing. If he were to remove his breath, we would be no more. He is sustaining all things by the power and authority of his word.
Luke 19:11-27. While they were listening to this, he went on to tell them a parable, because he was near Jerusalem and the people thought that the kingdom of God was going to appear at once. He said: ‘A man of noble birth went to a distant country to have himself appointed king and then to return. So he called ten of his servants and gave them ten minas. “Put this money to work,” he said, “until I come back.”
Betty. I want to make a statement here that the Lord told me this week. He said, “Money is to work for you, not against you. You’re not supposed to work for money. Money is supposed to work for you.” “You are not to work for money. Money is to work for you.”
:14 ’But his subjects hated him and sent a delegation after him to say, “We don’t want this man to be our king.” ‘He was made king, however, and returned home. Then he sent for the servants to whom he had given the money, in order to find out what they had gained with it. ‘The first one came and said, “Sir, your mina has earned ten more.” ‘“Well done, my good servant!” His master replied. “Because you have been trustworthy in a very small matter, take charge of ten cities.”
Betty. I want you to understand. The minas are about a governmental anointing that I believe God has vested in us, his people. Covenant is the promise of Abraham. We are the children of Abraham. We are the seed of Abraham in Christ Jesus. The promise is land, seed, blessing; you possess the gates of your enemies and the cities of your enemies. Ask of me for the nations and I will give them as an inheritance. This is about our inheritance. Everyone of us in this room has a territory, a tent and a treasury. We have land. And the Lord has seeded you. You’re already seeded with the promise of God that’s living on the inside of you. It’s in your DNA. It’s in your spirit man.
No matter how many promises God has made, they are not yes and no, but they are Yes in Christ. I literally saw the Lord standing with us and taking hold of our arms and holding them up, like in victory. I saw him walk out. I saw standing in coliseums and stadiums, standing with the Lord with the hand raised, and I could see body parts in the heavenly realm.
I could see supply in the heavenly realm. It was just a matter of reaching and bringing it down. Get ready for the mighty acts of the Lord. You hear about Sister Act. Or the second act. Get ready for Acts 2. A greater glory. A greater outpouring. The Second Act is upon us.
:18 ’The second came and said, “Sir, your mina has earned five more.” ‘His master answered, “You take charge of five cities.” ‘Then another servant came and said, “Sir, here is your mina; I have kept it laid away in a piece of cloth. I was afraid of you, because you are a hard man. You take out what you did not put in and reap what you did not sow.”
:22 ‘His master replied, “I will judge you by your own words, you wicked servant! You knew, did you, that I am a hard man, taking out what I did not put in, and reaping what I did not sow? Why then didn’t you put my money on deposit, so that when I came back, I could have collected it with interest?”
‘Then he said to those standing by, “Take his mina away from him and give it to the one who has ten minas.” ‘“Sir,” they said, “he already has ten!” ‘He replied, “I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but as for the one who has nothing, even what they have will be taken away. But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them—bring them here and kill them in front of me.”’
Betty. I repent for self-government and self-rule, any place where that has usurped the authority of King Jesus in my life or in my land. We need to understand what it is to have a king. I believe where we are right now, the Lord is about to clean slate his people. I believe for those that have been prepared and willing to be prepared and are still willing to be prepared, he is going to give you and me another opportunity.
And he is going to release provision to you for the vision. Whatever it is you are carrying in your heart, he is purifying the promise. And Dear Lord, I think it has taken me to 58 years to finally be in a place to handle what he has said without wrecking it. Kimble said, Praise God! Whoo Hoo! It’s just the truth.
Do you want to do the stuff? Forty days of focusing on Jesus, for him to equip you in the stuff. I have a governmental anointing and authority and I know it. So I want to be faithful with the mina that the Lord puts in my hand. I want to be faithful in the city so that when promotion comes—and it’s not to say, Look what I’ve done. It’s to say, Look what the Lord has done in you and me. And thank God that we were good stewards of what he’s given us and we invested the mina in the right place so it would produce a harvest for his glory. It’s about his glory. It’s his minas. It’s his money. It’s his investment. We’re just the vote and the proxy in the earth. And he trusts us enough to do it again.
There have been times that God has allowed me to do things and I’m like, I don’t even trust me to do this. You’re trusting me? Well, I’m sowing with a view to righteousness, because I can see your end, Betty. It’s time for us to sow with a view of righteousness.
The servant lost everything. He lost the one and he did not gain. The Lord is saying to us, There is a ruling governmental grace that’s being released if you’ll receive it.
Right now in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, let’s receive the governmental grace. We acknowledge you King Jesus. We acknowledge that you have set us in the earth to serve you. Just as you did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but took on the very nature of a servant, likewise we acknowledge that we are here to serve you as King.
And Lord, the investment that you have made in our lives, you have called us into your rest. You have called us to receive and recover all that has been lost; and to be realigned in your righteousness and plumbed in truth, because you are setting us in our territories to produce for your kingdom and your glory.
So we receive governmental grace as your subjects and your servants. To invest for your glory and to produce. Lord, I ask you right now that any mammon structures, poverty mindsets, spirits of idolatry and greed, that you would come into our hearts and our lives, this (personal) house, and you would uproot anything that would pervert our destiny or being able to rule and reign with you in the earth.
Lord, we acknowledge that it’s not by might nor by power, but by your Spirit. So, we honor you Jesus as King. And we receive the minas that you have for us today in Jesus’ name. Governmental grace. Cities. These are parables about: And at that time the kingdom of heaven will be like. And it starts with the parable of the ten virgins.
When you’re talking about ten, you’re always talking about government. The ten minas have to do with government. Remember what Abraham said to the Lord: If there are ten righteous people. But he couldn’t find ten. The reason he stopped at ten is because it is recognized as a government or a nation. There weren’t ten people in Sodom.
Now we’re going to the talents. Again, people have equated this with gifts. I understand we’ve all been given gifts. He is not talking about gifts with the mina or with the talents. He is talking about money. We are in the day where sons of God are going to righteously invest in things, inventions, in places, and it is going to produce a harvest that is going to astound the world because it is going to be based on Biblical principles.
If you are not following God’s cycle of blessing now, you won’t be blessed then. It is tithing. It is first fruits. And it is offerings. You cannot just do whatever you want to do with your money and expect God to bless you. Most people and preachers don’t even want to talk about it. I get it. How many times have you come in here and I’ve begged you for money? If you’ve known me for years, I don’t operate that way.
This is the thing. There is a cycle of blessing. If you want to be in it, the tithe belongs to the Lord. Straight up. I don’t care who you are. People will twist the Word of God to say what they want it to say. Well, I tithe at so and so. My thing is, if you don’t tithe in the storehouse, then when you have a 911, you go call whoever you’re tithing to and see if they’re coming, when you’re bleeding.
If you want to know where to tithe, you tithe where you’re being fed and it’s your 911 call. And not just 911. It might be 1-411, information! I’m not trying to be hard here, but it’s like this. If I don’t empower you to walk in your birthright and your destiny, and I enable you to do what you want to do, because I don’t want to say the hard thing, then what am I doing? I’m going to have a weak, watered down church and you won’t be able to stand out there when the wind comes.
And I’m not talking about the wind of God. When the storm comes, I want to know that your house is built on the rock and not on the sand. I want you to know that because you have brought your tithe into the storehouse that you can rebuke the devourer. And your fruit is not going to cast itself from the vine before the appointed time. And if it does, you can put a demand out there.
One day Kimble was taking Anna to school. She was in the sixth grade and the truck’s name was Jethro, if that tells you anything; and Jethro broke down just around the corner. We didn’t have the money to fix Jethro. And it would put us down to one car, so immediately we came into agreement because we were tithers. You know how much it costed to fix Jethro? One dollar! One dollar! I won’t go into tithing and giving and offering, but it’s coming. And then what you do with it is between you and God. But my part is to give it.
And don’t justify what you want to do to make it ok. Quit calling stuff God that’s not God. It’s just because you want to do that, or you don’t want to do it. Quit saying, God led me to do so and so, so we can justify what we did. I’m not being mean. I’m just being real. And I’m talking to me. I won’t go any further. Someone just said, Thank you.
Matthew 25:14-30. Five talents. It’s about grace. Again it will be like a man, the kingdom of heaven. What did we read about in Deuteronomy this morning? Where is God bringing heaven? What does he want it to be like for us? Heaven in the earth. So the kingdom of heaven will be like a man going on a journey who called his servants and entrusted his property to them.
Say, I am a property manager. I have a property management company.
He entrusted his property to them.
To the one he gave five talents, to another two talents, and to another one talent, each according to his ability.
Say, According to my ability God has given to me. There’s the key. He entrusted the property. Then he gave the talents according to the ability. So what he is asking of you, we can’t say we couldn’t do this; it was beyond my ability. Whatever he asks you to do, it’s within your ability. You can do it or he wouldn’t say, ‘Do this,’ if you couldn’t do it. Not only that, it’s an inside job. He’s on the inside of us empowering us to do it. So there is an ability in you and me to produce.
That ability to produce is a part of our covenant alignment with him. It says that God gives man the ability to produce and so confirms his covenant. Every time you produce something, it’s because of covenant. It’s because of the blood.
Then he went on his journey. The man who had received the five talents went at once and put his money to work and gained five more. I’ll say it again. The man who had received the five talents went at once and put his money to work. Money is supposed to work for you. You are not supposed to sit on it. You are not supposed to bury it or hide it. You are to put your money to work, at once.
The man who had received the five talents went at once and put his money to work and gained five more. So also the one with the two talents gained two more. But the man who had received the one talent went off, dug a hole in the ground, and hid his master’s money.
After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. I want to say to you, there is coming a day when the Lord is going to settle accounts with us. Now, you’re not going to be damned to hell, but I do not want to stand in front of the Lord and have a knowing that he can look right through you and your whole life will be right there.
And in that moment of knowing you didn’t, it’s not going to feel good. And it’s not going to be because of your failure, but because of who he is. I think pure love is going to so look in us, I don’t want any regrets in front of the Lord. What I know that I know that I know is that he is saying, Hey, body of Christ, you get to go again. I am so about you completing the call of God upon your life that I’m doing a reset.
I’m going to let you recover. And if you’ll learn from past seasons, victories and mistakes, you’re going to go in and possess your inheritance. You are the generation to enter in to your inheritance, so the generations that are left until I come can possess their birthright and their destiny. This is about a generational build, because it’s kingdom.
After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them.
:20 The man who had received the five talents brought the other five. “Master,” he said, “you entrusted me with five talents. See, I’ve gained five more.” His master replied, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!”
Betty. Your faithfulness and my faithfulness matter. We need to be faithful to the Lord and faithful to what he’s called us to do. Psalm 15. You need to read it. Who may dwell on the mountain of the Lord? He who keeps his commitment even when it hurts. That’s the truth.
:22 ’The man with two talents also came. “Master,” he said, “you entrusted me with two talents; see, I have gained two more.” ‘His master replied, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!”
‘Then the man who had received the one talent came. “Master,” he said, “I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed.
Betty. I want to make a note here. Who gave the money for the investment? Just saying. Who gave the startup money? He did. And when he came and collected, because of your faithfulness, you get multiplied and rewarded. He doesn’t take it all for himself. He gives back to you. That’s who he is.
So I was afraid and went out and hid your talent in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.” ‘His master replied, “You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.
‘“So take the talent from him and give it to the one who has ten talents. For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. And throw that worthless servant outside into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
Betty. I just want to make a statement here. It’s governmental. Yeah, it is governmental. God is not about welfare, you hear me? People that don’t work don’t need to eat. Now there are people that need support and they need help because they’re not able to work. I’m not talking about that. I’m not talking about people who are not able. But I’m talking about able-bodied people who are living off a system that is broken. And it is not about socialism. God is not into a distribution of wealth. You want to see if he is? Read the Book. He is not a socialist. You reap what you sow. I’m not being hard. It’s just what the Word of God says.
So, this business about: We owe people an education. People owe me a house. They owe me a car. They don’t owe you anything. We pay taxes into our government so that we can have roadways and certain services that we can enjoy as a nation. But we are not a welfare nation or a socialist nation. That doesn’t mean that you don’t help the poor or the weak, but it’s to bring them out of the hole and give them a better life. And not to enable them and bring them into bondage. It’s to empower people.
Do we want to help people. Do we want to help people that are needy? Do we want to help people in every area of life? Absolutely. But it is to equip them and to empower them to come into freedom and liberty so that they can help themselves. And that they can pay it forward. I’m not opposed to helping someone get an education, but people need to understand. Re-distribution of wealth is not God, and it’s not mercy, and it’s not grace. It’s theft.
The Lord had me take notes here. He is entrusting His property to you. And He is giving you provision according to your ability to produce. Get ready because it’s coming. Don’t be tempted to take the investment He gives you and go blow it to the wind. He is wanting to align you in these 40 days and give you the right focus so that you will be able to sow with a view of righteousness. Mark it down. I’m telling you it’s coming.
And there is a first wave. That’s what I just heard the Lord say. There is a first wave of people that are going to receive provision. Other’s are going to look in the body of Christ, and you’re time is going to come. I can tell everyone in this room, You’re going to have an opportunity to invest. I don’t know how much it will be. I don’t know where he is going to tell you to sow your seed. But when it happens, if you do what he says, it’s going to multiply back to you. And then whether you have more invested in and entrusted to your care is going to be determined by what you do with this little bit. Just saying. I know this.
The five talents, the two talents, they at once, immediately, put their money to work and they had gain. Great gains are upon us. This is not a time to hide it or sit on it. Fear paralyzes. Again, money is to work for you, not against you.
I’m getting all three (scripture references) out, because I want you to see. He has entrusted you with a house. He has entrusted you with property. And he has also entrusted you with cities, or the estate. This is all three areas. I see rulers. I see priestly and prophetic anointing.
Jesus is talking about the end of time.
Mark 13:32. No one knows about the day or the hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come. It is like a man going away. He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with his assigned task. And tells the one at the door to keep watch.
Therefore, keep watch. Because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back. Whether in the evening or at midnight or when the rooster crows or at dawn. If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to everyone, Watch!
There are several other passages that correspond to Mark 13. It’s about how he puts his servants in charge of the house to give the people their food at the proper time. And then he comes back and they haven’t cared for the household. There is a conversation, You wicked servant. So again, I’m standing before you with the word of the Lord and I am telling you, this is not a time to not be occupying. This is a time to occupy. Fill up to the full what God has given you. Let him fill your house. Let him open your eyes to see, your ears to hear in a way that you’ve perhaps not seen or heard before.
He wants you to be busy with the things of the kingdom. He wants to establish you in your territory, your tent, and your treasury, and he wants to establish himself there. He wants to set up his kingdom management in your life like never before. He wants to bless and establish you. He wants to supply seed for the sower and bread for food so that you can be rich and generous on every occasion. He is ready to enlarge your harvest.
We are in a year of harvest, so that’s a plus. We are in a year to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. We are in a year of birthing. We are in a year unlike any other because it’s the end of a 19 year cycle. And we are in a time and a season where visions and dreams that have been held up for years—those kind of things—are upon us. We are in a place where God has had us releasing righteousness for 70 days in a nation. We are poised for awakening and reformation. And it started HERE. And change is HERE.
In fact, most every morning I wake up with an angel called Change that’s standing in my house. This morning, too. Change is here. Change. Maybe it’s Change and maybe it’s Cha-Cha-Cha-Change. But I know we’re here. You’ve seen the goodness of the Lord. I listened to Chuck (Pierce) several months ago when he was down in Florida teaching. He talked about seeing the goodness of the Lord. I’ve gotten so many words about resources this new year.
Time determines activity. You need to match your activity with your time. If you don’t know what time it is, you don’t know what to do. I’m telling you today it’s Talent Time and it’s coming. You need to get your finances in order. Some don’t even know how much debt they have. They don’t even want to look. You need to find out how much you owe and how much it’s going to take to bring you out of the hole. It’s not like it’s been before.
I know how this works. You get everything paid off and something else breaks down. The cycles are begin broken. You are going to be reset and reseeded and it’s like the other never happened. I don’t care what’s been in your past, the Lord is saying, It is Talent Time.
Some of you have been great stewards. Some of you have learned from mistakes. You’re in a right position right now. And that’s good and that’s God. And he is going to trust you with the new season, with the new mantle. Don’t think you stand lest you fall. Don’t start judging other people. Stay in your lane and keep your focus on the Lord and let him direct your steps and make them sure.
This is a fullness of time for breakthrough and harvest. There is a mindset that you need to have. We are in Isaiah 46:10 where the Lord is going to declare your end from your beginning. He never finally decides. He never finally makes up his mind. Time is moving toward his decree. We’re in the year of the Decree. That’s Dutch (Sheets) speaking. Many words for people have intersected their moment, their time. It’s fullness of time. What is our activity to be? The Decree.
This is from Chuck. This is where we’ve been. 2019—Plow through it. Fields. Stacks of stuff. Put your hand to the plow. I’m coming through, preparing the soil for my future. To plow your way into the future. He’s recalibrating our vision. Reordering things. Setting things in a new time sequence. It’s individual. It’s corporate. It’s territorial. It’s generational. And it’s governmental. He is going to realign generations. He is going to create with the words that you speak.
The Lord will set an opportunity before you like he says, Life or Death. But what happens, is that when that circumstance presents itself, you’re going to have a choice whether you’re going to go one way or another. When you choose God’s way, even in the hard place, what happens, is that it opens up a kairos moment. You’re going along your way, on the path, and then there’s a place where a kairos moment of God comes and you have to make a choice.
When you make the God choice, it opens up that kairos opportunity, that door, and it sets you on the path of God that brings you into fullness to birth the promise or receive the blessing. And the goodness of God is just intersecting your path and you see the goodness. And there is the difference.
I think many times we get to that place and instead of choosing the best or the God moment, we settle, or we get in fear; and we choose the other. Or we do nothing. Then we don’t understand why we don’t see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Why are we not being fruitful? Why are we not multiplying? Why are we not seeing heaven in the earth? What is the issue?
The Lord says, I am dealing with the issues. I don’t have a problem with the issues. I can deal with the issues. I”m here to deal with your heart, and I’m dealing with where you really stay. I’m going to deal with your money. So don’t think I’m preaching trying to get your money. But God is going to deal with your heart and my heart with money. And he is going to deal with mammon structures so that he can prosper you. Because it’s here. There’s so much more.
Lord, I release your life and your breath. I release your goodness, your hope and your joy. Father, I thank you that you are a good good Father. Lord, we are not illegitimate children. And Lord, you’re not coming to beat us or bash us for our past decisions, but you’re coming to bring your goodness, to bring your deliverance, to break us out of ungodly cycles and ungodly mindsets, so that we can enter into the fullness of what you have ordained for us, so that we can enter into our inheritance and possess our birthright on earth as it is in heaven.
Father, I thank you for the goodly inheritance for every person listening in this room or watching. There is a goodly inheritance that you have ordained for us. And today, Lord, we stand before you and we say, We want to fulfill our birthrights and our destinies. We want to walk in the inheritance that you have for us on earth. We want to be faithful servants and good stewards of the minas and the talents. Lord, where you have given us a house, a territory, a tent, Lord, we want to be good property managers.
I thank you that your grace is abounding to us. Your ability is awakening within us, enabling us to do what we can’t do in our own strength. I ask you to revision us today. Lord, we receive the three words that you spoke: Rest, Receive and Recover. We enter into your rest and we say we will not harden our hearts. We’ve come to receive your instruction or correction, your reproof, or your rebuke—whatever you need to do in our lives, Lord. Who has stood in the counsel of the Lord that I might instruct him? We ask that you would instruct and teach us in the way that we should go.
Lord, come into our hearts and our lives and our land and uproot and tear down and destroy and overthrow any ungodly strongholds, structures. Drive out the strongman. Let Deuteronomy 33 come alive in us today. Hei. Let us see the manifestation of the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
When we stand at the crossroads, Lord, we look and we are asking you for the ancient path, God’s way that we might walk in it and find REST for our souls. So we say Yes, Lord. Realign us in your righteousness. Raise up your righteous remnant who will sow with a view to righteousness, who will awaken to righteousness. Lord, it is time for the exploits. So I thank you for a fresh baptism of your Spirit and your fire.
And as we step into this week, Lord, and we enter into the 40 Day Focus, I pray that every individual that is here and that is listening, Lord, that they would receive the invitation. And rather than doing it two days and saying, Well, I have another plan and I’ll pick it up, and God doesn’t care, Lord, let them stick with it. Let me stick with it.
Lord, where our money has not worked for us, or the money you’ve given us has not worked for us, Lord, would you do what you need to do in every heart and every life—spirit, soul, body—so that we can be faithful and trustworthy servants? To steward the land, the property, the house, the cities, that you’ve given us? And Lord, I know that you will.
Let there not be just one or two in this group today, Lord, but let the whole house respond and come into your fullness, so that heaven can be in the earth. And that the kingdom of God will be seen by the sons of men on earth as it is in heaven, in Jesus name. Amen and Amen. Praise God. We bless you in the name of the Lord.