1/13/19 Miracle City Global.
Anna Love. Psalm 5:1-3 TPT. Listen, Yahweh, to my passionate prayer. Can’t you hear my groaning? Don’t you hear how I’m crying out to you? My King and my God, consider my every word, for I am calling out to you. At each and every sunrise you will hear my voice as I prepare my sacrifice of prayer to you. Every morning I lay out the pieces of my life on the altar and wait for your fire to fall upon my heart.
Verse 3 is a Key verse. For over a year now we’ve been presenting ourselves to the Lord every Sunday morning and we’ve talked about how we need to present ourselves to the Lord every morning. I saw something I had not seen before. It’s not just coming before the Lord and standing and saying, Here I am; it goes a little deeper than that. It’s saying, Look at what’s in me Lord; look at the good and look at the bad. I give it all to you, my desires, my wants, my promises, I give it all to you. And whatever is not of you, burn it up. Whatever is of you, put your fire on it and increase the passion.
As I was reading and pondering on that, I went to Matthew 3 where John the Baptist is speaking of Jesus’ coming.
Matthew 3:11. I baptize you with water for repentance but after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fork is in his hand and he will clear this threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with an unquenchable fire.
Two years ago I spoke about Ruth and the threshing floor. I had the revelation that the threshing floor is in the shape of a circle. In a wedding ceremony they talk about how the rings are in a complete circle and have no end and no beginning. And it’s a sign of covenant. The Lord is calling us to a place to stand in the threshing floor. Last Sunday when Wanda saw the wheels of creativity coming into the house in front of each person, I saw that as the Lord is calling us into such a place to be able to step into those wheels and function, it’s really calling us back to the threshing floor. Before he calls us there he reminds us of covenant.
So this morning the Lord is saying, Let’s step into covenant. Remember the covenant I have in you and then remember when you step into covenant with me, you are on that threshing floor. Because anything unrighteous in you, anything that’s chaff in you, cannot stand. So he is going to burn it up. And that which is good and that which of Me, I’m going to put my passionate fire to burn even brighter in you. Once that happens, then it’s time to create.
Father, I thank you for this revelation. I thank you that it will resound in each of our hearts. Lord, I thank you that we will answer the call that you are calling us to. That we will answer your voice. We say Yes to you this morning. We say, Separate out of us anything that’s not of you. Pour your fire in our hearts, Jesus. Let us burn brighter. Let our passion burn even stronger for you.
I thank you that it is a time of creativity. That it’s a time to speak forth your Word and declare it; so may the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts be pleasing unto you. And let our words, every word, line up with your Word. Father, have your way this morning. I pray that even now you’ll come and sweep through this place, Holy Spirit, and you’ll bring refreshing. I thank you that you’ll bring wonder and childlikeness back to your people. Let our faith arise. Let our faith arise in this hour. Let our passion arise in this hour. And let our trust arise in this hour. Just like a child. Just like a child let us believe your every word.
Lord, I pray that we will return to our first love. That it’s a turning. We’ve been saying it’s a Turnaround Time. I thank you that you’re bringing us back to our foundation, back to our first love. Our eyes are focused and fixed on you. Breathe into us, Holy Spirit and have your way this morning. Let’s enter into worship.
🎶Lane. I am a child of light. I am beloved one. I will worship you. I love you. I’m not ashamed.
When the enemy comes in like a flood you raise up a standard. I won’t fear.
I’m trusting my Father. You are good, so good.
Anna. I see you right where you are and I’m calling you to come unto me.
Come unto me. Come unto me. I’ve been here the whole time.
Betty Love. We’re not ashamed of the gospel for it is the power of God unto salvation. 1810 Lord, we hear your invitation, your call, and so we come Lord. We come Lord. We come to you.
🎶We come running after you. I’m running to your arms. With everything I have I’m running after you. The riches of your love will always be enough. You’re everything I need.
Gail Gilbert. Wow! This is a Wow! Moment in Jesus. As Larry and I were driving in, Anna, we were praying everything you brought forth. The Lord said, I want to be Abba. I want to be Abba in this house this morning. I thank you that we get to run to you as Daddy God. Lord I pray that you blanket us in the fullness of the nature of El Shaddai. El Shaddai, the Many Breasted One. There’s a portion of El Shaddai’s nature that is Papa Daddy God. He is here this morning to nurture those places. Those places that are weakened and tired of going after.
Daddy Papa is here to minister to you corporately and individually. Daddy, Abba, we lean into this moment in you. There are times we just lay down a moment of striving and a moment of going after. We get to be in this place—the preciousness of childlikeness. Larry and I were praying that the childlikeness come back before us today. Rise up in us, that childlike faith. That childlike of knowing the Papa God. That childlike of ministering to him and him to us receiving. That childlike of His Word. Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all his righteousness. Let that be a childlike declaration.
We are seeking you in this moment. We’re running to you, Papa God. El Shaddai, your grace is sufficient. Your love is of magnitude. Your presence is here. Your glory is in the swirling of the moment of weightiness. We love you Father. We love you. We get to be the child that crawls up in your lap in this very moment. We get to be a child in that moment leaning into your breast, leaning into your heart. Lord, let us hear your heartbeat corporately and individually of this moment, this hour. We have surrendered. We came in the house surrendering unto you, Father God. Let is be unto us, your will as we surrender to your wheel.
🎶Lane. We’re coming into you Jesus. You break down my heart.
Every cell in me must respond to the rhythm of your heart. To the hope within your arms.
Kevin. He said, I’ll take you there, to a place of surrender.
Betty. We agree. We receive Lord. Take us there. Take us there. We believe. Take us there. We surrender. Jesus we surrender. Abba we surrender. Holy Spirit we surrender. Breath of God. This is my surrender.
🎶Anna. This is my surrender.
Betty. Lord we surrender to you this morning. Not only for this morning, but may we surrender for all eternity our lives unto you as a living sacrifice. Father, even in the Word
Psalm 5:1 Listen, Yahweh, to my passionate prayer. Can’t you hear my groaning? Don’t you hear how I’m crying out to you? My King and my God, consider my every word, for I am calling out to you. At each and every sunrise you will hear my voice as I prepare my sacrifice of prayer to you. Each morning I lay out the pieces of my life on the altar and wait for your fire to fall upon my heart.
Father, may it be unto us according to your Word. For Lord, in this season and in this now that we as a body have called a corporate fast, a holy fast, a time of prayer and fasting over these 21 days, Holy Spirit I ask that you would separate unto the work of the ministry, that you would separate Miracle City Global and Love Ministry families and those that you have called us to be aligned with or to be aligned with us, that you would separate unto yourself, Lord, we your people for the work of the ministry, for the life work that you have called us to personally and corporately.
Father, it’s not a matter of if we pray or if we fast. But according to your Word in Matthew 16 it says, When you pray, when you give, when you pray, when you fast. Father, I thank you that you are bringing us to divine order and you are removing the pandemonium and the chaos of the enemy. And you are bringing your divine order and with your divine order is coming divine orders. Lord, you are revisioning your people with your vision, your values and your vestments. The vision and the values and the vestments of the kingdom come to us now.
And Lord, I thank you that the hand of the Lord is stretched out and you are pushing back the resistance. As we present our members and we lay our hearts before you today Lord, and in this 21-day season of separation and fasting, Lord, it is my prayer that you would remove the resistance from within us, your people. That your apostolic prophetic anointing would move upon every son of God, that you would uproot, that you would tear down, that you would destroy, and overthrow every part of resistance in our will, in our minds, in our emotions, in our spirit, soul and body. If there is anything that is resisting you or grieving your Spirit in our lives, let it be removed.
We believe the prophetic word. We believe the song that came forth. You said you would take us there. So Lord we yield to you. We surrender to you. We submit to you. We surrender. We say Lord, take us there. Let the words that you have spoken over us even before the foundations of the earth, let the testimony of Jesus Christ become alive in us. Let our books come alive, the living Word, and let your Word speak to us Lord, when we lie down, when we rise up, when we walk along the way.
Father, I thank you that today is a day of separation, separation, separation. Like a rushing river, like a raging sea, Lord, come and break down our walls. Come and break down our hearts.
As I drove in this morning I heard the Lord say, “You can sit on the sidelines in this season and you can sigh; or you can get in the game. It’s time to engage and get in the game.”
He’s calling you on the field. He’s got your playbook and he’s opening up the playbook. He is going to cause that which is stored in your spirit man to come alive in this season because His divine power has given you everything you need for life and godliness through your knowledge of Him who has called us by his glory and his goodness. We’re in a year of seeing the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
Psalm 27:13 NIV. I would have despaired if I had not believed I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. I thought this week about the words and the decrees the Lord had given us, all the different promises he’s given us. And I thought, Well Lord, my word is Launch. And there are many powerful things about launching. Launching out into the deep. Putting out your nets again again even though you fished all night and bringing in a haul. But I also said, Lord, where’s the other side of that when you finish? He said, You’re one-flesh ministry team has the other side of that because his word is Success. You Launch and you have Success.
We’re going to launch and succeed in this season.
This morning this core training is about revisioning you and reminding you of what the Lord has said. Reminding you of your words. We’re going to be talking about the fast, about separation and why.
Psalm 27. The Lord is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life. Of whom shall I be afraid? When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh, when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear. Though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.
I believe this 21-day fast is about separating you unto the Lord. And about Him separating you to your life work. And I believe with all of my heart that the Lord is wanting to remove the resistance in you so that the resistance that is outside can be pushed back by the hand of the Lord.
I believe the Lord has decreed victory for you and me. And I believe this is about you and me being shaped and molded, being conformed to the image of Christ. I believe if you took Psalm 27 it would be enough for you to war with in this season. The Word of the Lord came through the prophetic apostle, Chuck Pierce last Sunday morning at Glory of Zion. They were celebrating the new Hebraic month of Shevat like we were. It was a celebration and I understand how this goes. The last thing you want to do in the very beginning is come forth and say, Oh you’re going to have conflict for the next three months. And then he begins to talk about the storms.
The thing about it is that before we ever heard the word out of Glory of Zion, we’ve got people in Miracle City Global that are dreaming about the storms that are coming. They look like they’re going to be catastrophic and bring mass destruction, yet when they get to the building and they hit our foundation, what was a tsunami in the distance became a two foot wave that did nothing. In every one of these dreams, instead of running from the storm, instead of going inland from the storm, instead of hiding out, you have apostolic leaders that are standing facing the storm.
This is the time to face down your enemy and not back down or back off. The word of the Lord is that we’re in a three month season of conflict. I believe part of our fasting right now is about God dealing with the conflict in you and me if there is doubt, unbelief or lack of faith. It’s about revisiting our foundation.
That’s what we’re going to be doing in this first trimester between now and the head of the year which is nine months out to 5780 leading into 2020, the Roaring 20s. We haven’t seen anything yet, now. Don’t ever get tired of hearing this. God never does anything that he doesn’t reveal his plan to his servants. So he’s revealed the plan. He’s revealed the scheme of the enemy.
The conflict is going to be over your alignment and the enemy is going to try to get you to move from the place God has ordained for you to be.
In this 21 days of fasting, you need to settle it, where you are ordained to be in this season. And if Miracle City Global isn’t it, then you need to go somewhere else and find where it is. And we will stand with you as you find your place, But find your place.
So we’re going to visit the foundation.
We realize after conversations over the last couple of months that there are many people who have joined us that don’t understand foundational truths in Christianity. If you don’t have the right foundation you’ll have a crack. And when the storm comes, there are no cracks in this foundation. Our foundation is built upon the Lord Jesus Christ, the foundation of the apostles and the prophets with Jesus, the Chief Cornerstone.
If you don’t know what that means, one of the things we’re going to be doing in this trimester season, 3 months, 3 months, 3 months, by the 9th month we’re going to birth something. We’re going to be birthing all along but I believe we’re going to become something as a city that you’ve not seen before. It’s personal to you. It’s not just about the corporate body. It’s about every one of you individually becoming who He says you are, knowing who you are, knowing what you have, knowing your authority, knowing the anointing and the ability He has vested in you. He’s coming alive in His people and His body.
But the war and the conflict: one of the conflicts is about your alignment. So it’s important in this 21-day fast to ask the Lord, Where is my alignment? You don’t need to miss Sunday. You need to know that if you’re in the house that God has an assignment for you out there somewhere and you’re not here just because the enemy buffeted you, upset you, and caused you to stay home.
There is power; there is protection in the body. The enemy’s scheme is to divide and conquer. A house divided against itself cannot stand. If he can conflict you with your spouse, bring conflict in your family, bring conflict in the House, he’s going to do it. One of the words the Lord spoke very clearly is, “The enemy wants to bring chaos and pandemonium, but I will have my order.”
I received that word on Wednesday morning. That says to me that whenever I see chaos or pandemonium trying to come in your life, I’m going to say, I decree the Lord will have His order. When I see it trying to set up in my life, The Lord will have His order.
The enemy would like to take us back to a place where our lives are empty and formless. In the beginning it says the earth was void, it was empty, it was formless, it was dark. Those very words mean chaos. The Lord is ready to take the chaos and the pandemonium of the enemy that he is trying to bring or has brought into our lives and bring order. I believe that at the end of 21 days you’re going to see an order in your life personally, and you will surrender to the Lord like you’ve never seen before.
The word of the Lord through the prophet was, Protect your eyes and protect your ears. That there is going to be conflict in various mountains of society. We already know there has been conflict in the media, conflict in government, conflict, conflict. And the word of the Lord is, Do not be quick to form an opinion. Sometimes I think half the people should just fast facebook. Don’t believe everything you see on facebook. And don’t jump on the bandwagon unless you have a word from the Lord. You’re just becoming part of the problem.
The Lord says, I have your solutions. And I’m going to give you a plan and a solution to come out of the ungodly structures and cycles that have been circumventing the plan of God for your life. I believe that with all of my heart. So it is a time to protect your eyes, protect your ears. Don’t be quick to form an opinion.
Multiple prophets are talking about the storms that are coming in this period. But we don’t have to be afraid. This is why it is key to know your authority, what we’re going to go into even in this morning service today. This is an equipping time. This first trimester, this first three months, is about your development. The Lord is wanting to form in you something that He has never formed before. He doesn’t just want you to have the foundation, He wants you to have form. And He doesn’t want you to stop at form, He wants you to have function.
Equipping is going to be very powerful in this season. We’re going to be meeting with different groups, some on Sunday afternoons, so that you can be trained and equipped in this season. We’re already handing off areas of ministry. The Lord has instructed us to work the wheel. We’re going to take the wheel, the vision of Miracle City Global, and we’re going to work the wheel. We’re going to work out from the sanctuary. So there is a function in the sanctuary and you’re it. There are things in this house that you can do, that you can participate in.
One of the things the Lord has very clearly spoken to us is that Brad is going to begin to teach First Fruits. So I’m not going to be teaching First Fruits at 9:00 on Sunday anymore. Brad is going to teach on the Hebraic months. And he said Yes to it. Glory to God. So we are going to put a demand on that apostolic prophetic teaching gift and call it out of him. Yay God. I felt unction on that because it’s a God shift.
And in every area. Ushers. Prayer warriors. Training and equipping house. I want us to look again at Psalm 27. We’re in a war. There is a conflict. In Psalm 27:4 David said:
One thing I ask of the Lord. This is what I seek, that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. For in the day of trouble He will keep me safe in his dwelling. He will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.
Those are all promises. These are all war words. This is the season that we are in. We are going to frame our day by what we say. You’re going to decree it and declare it and He will establish it. You take hold of this word and you begin to say,
The Lord will keep me safe in His dwelling. Lord, you hide me in the shelter of your tabernacle. You set me high upon a rock. Then my head will be exalted above the head of my enemies who surround me. At your tabernacle I will shout with shouts of joy. I will sing and make music unto the Lord. Hear my voice when I call oh Lord. Be merciful to me and answer me. My heart says of you, Seek his face.
In this season, in this fasting time, it is a time where our hearts will say, Seek his face.
Do not hide your face from me. Do not turn your servant away in anger. You have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me oh God my Savior. Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me. Teach me your way oh Lord. Lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.
In this Hebraic month of Shevat, Asher, part of the very root word in this month of righteousness means to go straight. He wants to lead you straight out. To go straight. Glory.
You will lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors. :12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes for false witnesses rise up against me, breathing out violence.
I am still confident of this. This is the month in which we are in. This is also the Hebraic year in which we’re in. I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
And this is Larry’s word. Wait.
Wait for the Lord. Be strong and take courage. In this translation is says, take heart. Be strong and take courage, take heart. Remember your heart is the seat of your appetites. It is the seat of power. It is the seat of courage. It is the determination of your will. It’s your thinking, your reflection. The Hebrew word LEV, it’s your inmost being, your thinking, your heart, your mind, your will, your emotions. The seat of emotions, the seat of appetites. It’s your thinking. So in this season, the Lord is saying,
Wait for the Lord. Be strong and take heart, take courage, and wait for the Lord. There is Wait in this passage twice. Wait means it’s coming. It means don’t give up the ship. Don’t let go of the plow. Keep your fix. Keep your focus. Flint-faced. Don’t back down from what you know the Lord has said to you. Kimble said it’s just like sitting at a traffic light. It’s not a question of if it’s going to change, but when it changes. Your waiting is not giving up or being hope deferred. You’re waiting in expectation.
One of the roots of wait is a three-fold cord. It means to hope in something. Now faith is being sure of what you hope for and certain of what you do not see. So I am still confident I’m going to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. So you know what? I’m going to wait for it. Wait for it. Wait for it.
I would mark the time from Passover 2016 through the Fall of this year. If you have had any kind of connection with us you know it has been all about your mouth, about guarding your heart and guarding your mouth and letting no unwholesome talk come out of your mouth, except for that which is useful for building up. It has really been about submitting your life unto the Lord. Guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.
We have been over James 3 so many times in these last three years. It will be three years in the Spring. James says that the tongue is a restless evil, able to set a whole forest on fire. It says that fresh water and salt water shouldn’t come out of the same mouth. That with one voice you praise God and with the other voice you curse your fellow man. It didn’t just say your brothers. It’s talking about people out there. I know there is a power anointing, Jacob, that is going to explode on entire congregations. That people are going to go forth out of here. It’s going to be on individuals. It’s going to be on the body. And the Lord is going to come again again and when you open your mouth and begin to speak forth the word of God, heaven is going to run on the word. The power of God to create.
This year 5779 going into the Roaring 20s, we’re in an Amos 9:13, 911. And it’s been about your mouth. In this 21 days, you are in the tail-end season of allowing Holy Spirit to come and deal with you about your mouth. Because if you cannot get your mouth under control, the Lord is not going to vest you with power. And when you get it under control, and you won’t be able to control it; only by God.
Glory days are upon us now. Power days are upon us now. Create days are upon you now. You are going to create by the words of your mouth. The power of life and death is in the tongue and those that love it will eat its fruit. If you love life and you speak words of life, life is going to begin to be produced in your spheres of influence. If you are living in death and you are speaking words of death then you’re going to frame your world with that.
But I say unto you the Lord has a new day and a new way for you. And He is saying unto us, Choose life. He is bringing the coal once again to our hearts and to our lips and he is dropping his plumb line of righteousness. And he is going to take out every resistance that you and I have had.
The definition for resistance is the refusal to accept or comply with something. I can with confidence tell you, in this season right now, in this time of development, in this time of fasting, the Lord is coming. He is going to search us and know us. Psalm 137:23-24. If you will allow him, he will take you there. If you will yield and surrender, even though you might now want to, He will take you there. Be willing to be willing, according to Kimble. Be willing to be willing to cooperate with Abba who loves us, with Jesus and Holy Spirit. Elohim is wanting to form afresh and anew in you.
So if there is any place in you or me that has had a refusal to accept or comply with the Lord and his kingdom, we are asking that the Lord stretch forth his hand and remove that resistance. It is an armed or violent opposition. A resistance. The ability not to be affected by something. I’m going to say it again. The second definition of resistance is the ability not to be affected by something. My question to you is, Is there a resistance that you have built up to the Word of God? Is there a resistance that you have built up to the Spirit of God? Is there a place where you are no longer being affected when you step into worship? Has it become same old same old? Because you can become desensitized to the Spirit of the Lord in such a way that you can be in the world and the world no longer bites you.
Initially it might not feel so good when that resistance goes, because you’re going to begin to hear things that you didn’t hear before. I’ll give you an example. I had seen a movie in the 70s and they did a remake of it. So I wanted to watch that old movie. They had done it in the 40s, the 70s, several remakes of this movie. It was amazing to me that when they first made the movie it was like Father Knows Best. Whole different season. By the time it hit the 70s and even now, it was over the top in anything and everything. The thing was, where I was in the 70s was a different place than I am today. I found myself saying, I didn’t know they said that. I heard things I didn’t hear then because I was not sensitive. There was no filter.
The Lord wants to restore your filter, and to begin with, it will not feel comfortable because it’s going to get you, grip you, grieve you. I’m not talking about being wimpy. I’m talking about you can either be a yielded vessel to the Spirit of the Lord and you’re going to be selective and protect your eyes and protect your ears and protect your heart; or you’re just going to be desensitized. Me first.
I’m not telling you not to watch movies or TV. I’m not your guard or your guide. It’s Holy Spirit. I remember Paul Cox and Don and I were talking about something and he said the kids wanted to go see this movie and I told them, Well you can go see it. I’m not going. You’ll just have to clean yourself up after you listen to it. If you want to do some cleaning after you go, that’s fine. No condemnation.
Again, I’m not telling you not to see a movie, but I’m just saying there are filters. And when you become so desensitized to the world, to sin, to satan, there’s an issue. Because instead of being in the world and not of the world, you become like the world. And there’s no power coming out of your life. You can’t have it both ways. I’m just being real.
For years, even now, I have had filters with my children because I will say it’s sad when you have over a hundred channels available and you can’t find anything to watch. Well, mother you don’t want to watch that. You don’t want to watch that. No no no no no. I’m getting a guardian because I’ve got a guardian. I don’t have to just go out and buy a guardian to put on the TV. I’ve got a guardian and his name is Holy Spirit. It says to guard the good deposit that Father has put within you. Guard it with help of Holy Spirit. Let Holy Spirit be your guide; not Betty, not Kimble, but Holy Spirit. Whoa! You just got expanded.
So let the ability not to be affected by something be removed. I’m not talking about the onslaught of the enemy. I’m talking about your ability not to be affected by the Word, by the Spirit, by the things of God. Any de-sensitivity or resistance that you have.
The synonyms for resistance, because I would say more than anything during this 21-day period, Holy Spirit is going to remove every bit of resistance and opposition that you have towards God and his kingdom. And that means he is going to remove religious stuff. He is going to deal with the spirit of religion in all of our lives. He is going to deal with the spirit of slavery in your life. If you have a man/woman issue, he is going to cut it to the cord. If you have a black/white/hispanic, racial issue, he is going to cut it to the cord.
If you have an economic issue and you are always talking about those poor people or those rich people. You can have the same mindset when you’re talking about rich people. It’s slavery. It’s Sanballat and Tobiah trying to get you down off the wall and get you tangled up in conflict. And the Lord is saying, I’m bringing you out of conflict and I’m going to settle some issues that you have had. And I’m going to bring understanding. That is what the prophet said at the head of the year.
He said, We are going to plow until we get to the root. We are going to understand some things about ourselves personally, about our families, about our cities, our states, our regions. Time determines activity. Match your actions with your time. If you don’t know what time it is, you’re not going to know what to do and you’re not going to know where your harvest is.
Again, this 21 days is about you coming into alignment.
Resistance is fighting opposition. Battle, blocking, combat, contention, counteraction. What in our lives is counteracting the Spirit? What in our lives is blocking God and blocking our birthrights and our destinies? Let it be removed. Friction, halting, hinderance, holding. What is holding you back from entering into the best that God has for you? Those of you that are married, your marriage or your family? Where is the friction? Lord come and remove the resistance out of me, out of my spouse, move it out of my house in Jesus name. The hand of the Lord is stretched out. He is pushing back the resistance. What is the impediment? What is the obstruction? What stronghold in your life are your protecting because you are not willing to let go of that thing?
Resistance is retardation. What is retarding growth? We have entered into the growing season. I see that the Lord is going to come and removed the dead wood. He is going to cut out of our lives the things that have been resisting growth, development, and the fullness of the Spirit in our lives.
The antonym is compliance, conforming, cooperation, and submission. I want to comply with the Lord. I want Holy Spirit to conform me to the image of Christ. I want what is written in the book, all the days ordained for you and me to be made manifest. So I want to work with him rather than resist him. I don’t want to kick against the goads. There is a guide. There is a guard. There is a helper living on the inside of us in the person of Holy Spirit.
He wants to take out the resistance. What is causing problems and opposition in you, in your family, in your house, in your mountain or sphere of influence? That word resistance is animosity, clashing, competition, conflict, contention, difference, disagreement, discord, dissension, enmity, hatred, hostility. Are you in any place in your life where you are dealing with hostile people? Well, He wants to deal with hostility. He wants to deal with hatred. He wants to deal with opposition. But before you can deal out here, He’s going to deal in here. Amen?
The opposite: He wants to bring us into accord and agreement, first of all with Him and His Word and then with one another. Where two or more agree as touching anything, it will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Harmony. There is a harmonizing.
On the day of Pentecost when 120 were in the upper room, they were in one accord, they were in harmony. There was a harmonizing that was coming out of them and heaven responded. The fire came and the outpouring of Holy Spirit and there was a birth of the Church. I believe what we are doing is preparing us for a move of God like we’ve never seen before or known in our lives, in our families, in our marriages, in our territories, in our state and our nation. Come Lord. Come Lord…
Another meaning of resistance is adverse reaction. Has there been any adverse reaction in you or me to circumstances or situations, any trauma, anything that has come in an adverse way that affected us in our birthrights and our destinies, in where we live? Adverse reaction, backfire, boomerang, counteraction, kickback, reaction, repercussion, resentment, response, retaliation, tangle. Any of you dealt with repercussions? I have.
The Lord says in this 21 days of separation unto Me, in this developmental stage, I’m going to come in and deal with repercussions. Any repercussions in your life? Let’s deal with the adverse reaction. You still got residue from something from last season or from childhood? I don’t want to come and put a bandaid on the thing. I want to go the very root of it and bring it up up up up up and cast it out of your life so no longer are you going to have an adverse reaction—to loss, or poverty, or trauma, or abuse, or addiction. Not only am I going to deliver you from the addiction, I’m going to heal you. This is a separation and a fast like never before. He’s going to go to the nitty gritty. He is going to go to every place where you have been liable unto destruction and he is going to remove it if you will work with him. Let him. I don’t want to be in this tangled mess anymore, some of us would say.
Another name for resistance is armament, protection system. This is key. How many of you know we can protect ourselves from God? He’s relentless. He’ll just keep working on our hearts until we let it go. Where have you armed yourself against the things of the Spirit, any resistance? What kind of protection system do you have? Barricade, bulwark, citadel. It says an offended brother is worse that a citadel, a city that is guarded, armed.
The Lord wants to deal with offense in our lives. It’s not IF you’re going to be offended, it’s when offense comes. There will be offense. And we just need to decide right now what we’re going to do. We’re going to get over it. We’re going to take it to the Lord and let him heal or take the pain, the anger, the disappointment, the letdown, and we’re going to get rid of it rather than hold onto it and then become like an armed citadel that God himself can’t get in and work. And then you wonder why your prayers are not answered because if you hold unforgiveness in your heart then it’s going to hinder the answer unless God is just merciful and overrides it.
This is a clean out time. Where have you got an embankment against God? A defense, a fort, a fortification, a fortress, a garrison, a guard? Where are you in that place that needs to come down? The opposite of that is surrender.
The last definition for the synonyms for resistance is unwillingness to do or believe something. This is where we are. Any place that there has been an unwillingness to do or believe God, I believe during this 21-day fast, this period of separation in this month, that the Lord is going to reveal it. He is going to deliver and heal us in that area. Lord, where is there any place within me that is unwilling to do or believe your Word? Where is your faith breaker?
We had decrees of words along the same lines. Brad, what’s your word? By Faith. Lily Grace, your word is? Faithfulness. Gail’s word is Faith. By faith all throughout Hebrews 11. By faith we know that the Lord framed the universe by the words of his mouth. By faith Abraham. By faith Noah. By faith Moses. By faith. All throughout Hebrews 11 it’s by faith. Now faith is being sure of what you hope for and certain of what you do not see. Faith comes by hearing and hearing the Word. Build yourself up in your most holy faith.
In this season it is now time to create with the words of your mouth. So this plumb line drop, this separation of fasting and praying is about removing anything that could block you from being effective in this season and this new era.
Unwillingness to do or believe something is alienation, antipathy, aversion, disfavor, dislike, disliking, displeasure, dissatisfaction, distaste, hatred, hesitance, lack of desire, lack of enthusiasm, objection, opposition, reluctance, resistance. The opposite of that is to be bent. Bend me Lord. Bend me Lord. Desire. Those that delight themselves in the Lord, He will give you the desires of your heart. Enthusiasm, leaning, willingness, all of those words.
Isaiah 58. The true fast. Shout it aloud. Do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet. Declare to my people their rebellion and to the house of Jacob their sins. For day after day they seek me out. They seem eager to know my ways as if they were a nation that does what is right and has not forsaken the commands of its God.
They ask me for just decisions and seem eager for God to come near them. Why have we fasted, they say, and you’ve not seen it? Why have we humbled ourselves and you’ve not seen it? Yet on the day of your fasting you do as you please and exploit your workers.
Throughout Isaiah 58, one of the things we’ve asked through January 31 is that you would do an Isaiah 58 fast. Because I believe that if you fast and this is not a part of it, you’ve missed the mark. So there is instruction here. We don’t want to exploit our workers.
:4 Your fast ends in quarreling and strife and in striking each other with wicked fists. You cannot fast as you do today and expect your voice to be heard on high. Is this the kind of fast that I have chosen, only a day for a man to humble himself? Is it not for bowing one’s head like a reed and lying on sackcloth and ashes. Is that what you call a fast, a day acceptable to the Lord?
Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen, to loose the chains of injustice, to untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free, and to break every yoke? Is it not share your food with the hungry, and provide the poor wanderer with shelter, when you see the naked to clothe him, and not turn away from your own flesh and blood?
And here’s the blessing.
Then your light will break forth like the dawn and your healing will quickly appear. Then your righteousness will go before you and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. Than you will call and the Lord will answer. You will cry for help and he will say, “Here am I.” If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk.
Remember what was said, Protect your eyes. Protect your ears. Be slow to form an opinion. In fact, the Lord says to be slow to anger and slow to speak.
Do away with the pointing finger and malicious talk. And if you spend yourself in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.
The Lord will guide you always; and he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. Your people, Miracle City Global, will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairers of Broken Walls, Restorers of Streets with Dwellings.
If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath and doing as you please on my holy day, if you call the Sabbath a delight and the Lord’s holy day honorable, and if you honor it by not going your own way and not doing as you please or speaking idle words, then you will find your joy in the Lord, and I will cause you to ride in triumph on the heights of the land and to feast on the inheritance of your father Jacob. The mouth of the Lord has spoken.
This is where we are. This is an awesome time. You can read this in many different translations. But for everyone of those sections, if you will do this and this and this, then I will do. It is conditional. But I know this, I am called to restore and rebuild the ancient ruins. I want to ride on the heights of the land. I want to feast on the inheritance that is mine. And I want to see you do the same thing.
So fasting and having the Lord put the coal to our lips and a watch over our hearts and mouths is key to function in this season.
Father, I thank you for this morning. I thank you for the now of heaven, now worship, now word and now works. Lord, we surrender to you and we acknowledge that you have given us the invitation to come and the promise that you will take us there. All we have to do is respond with surrender.
So Lord, we decree and declare as your people that we surrender unto you this day and in this season and we say, Lord, Come. And in this time stretch forth your hand and remove the resistance within us and on the outside.
And Lord, with the help of Holy Spirit, bring your Word and your will and your way to our lives. And help us to guard the good deposit that you’ve given us. We honor you and we yield to you and we say Lord, Create in us a pure heart, oh God. Renew a steadfast spirit within us. Take not the manifested presence of your Holy Spirit from our lives. Restore to us the joy of your salvation and grant us a willing spirit to sustain us. Let Isaiah 58 become a kingdom reality in our lives for your glory. In the name of Yeshua, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Amen and Amen. Yay God.
🎶When I hear that trumpet sound, gonna rise up outta the ground. There ain’t no grave gonna hold my body down.
Kimble Love. Praise the Lord. I just came back from Israel and I went to the grave. There wasn’t anything that could hold that body down. He wasn’t there. He’s alive and He’s risen and He lives forevermore. And those of us who believe in him have the same resurrection power and life in us. Isn’t it good to be in the house of the Lord today? He is mighty and able to save, heal and deliver completely.
We’re in a new year and a new era and we are stepping forth. We’re no longer waiting as in it being down the road. I’ve been waiting for 30 years. Some of you have been waiting for 20 years, for 10 years. But we are now in the time of God’s favor and that for which we have been waiting, the manifestation time is here. So take hold of that for which you have stood and lean in and receive it by faith because we are seeing the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
The words of our mouths carry power. When God creates, he speaks. And when God speaks, the manifestation comes forth. We’re going to learn how to do that as sons of God. Because the Word of God works. It always accomplishes what it’s sent to do. We thank the Lord for what He’s going to do today, what He’s going to reveal to us, what He’s already revealed, so we open our hearts, our minds, our souls and our spirits to hear the word of the Lord and may it make an imprint on our innermost being so that we can go forth and accomplish and complete everything he put us here to accomplish and complete.
No more walking in circles, wandering in the desert. We’ve entered into the promised land now in Jesus name. Glory to God. We receive it.
We’ve got a special treat this morning. We’ve got Jacob and Katie Collins and baby, Israel here this morning. They’re in from Pucallpa, Peru and we’re going to give them an opportunity to share what God is doing in South America, what is happening and what they’re seeing and helping to produce down there to advance the kingdom of God.
Jacob Collins, Ends of the Earth Missions.
Thank you so much for having us and giving us the opportunity to share what God is doing in Peru. Thank you for your prayers and financial support from Miracle City this past year. God has done awesome things this past year in Peru and the ministry has grown a lot faster than we could ever have imagined. Every day we’re meeting more people and helping to empower them to enter their calling. So God has been really good.
For over a year we’ve been working with Fermin and Lucinda from the Shipibo Tribe. He is a pastor in his village which is a pretty big village and he has had a vision to go out to other ethnic groups which is not common. So for him to want to reach other groups who speak different languages and may have another ethnicity is not common. They tend to stay with their own language group in their own village. Another language or ethnicity may live 30 minutes down the river, but they never talk with them because their life and culture is different. They don’t know anything about them so they don’t really communicate.
His vision has been to cross that cultural barrier and go into other ethnic groups, so we are helping him to start the first missionary endeavor in this area, a missionary school for native people. We’re helping him start a school to teach the Shipibo people how to be missionaries to other people in other villages. We are really excited about that.
We have been working with him and going with him to some of the other villages. We’re working now in a village that in March had no idea who Jesus was. They were completely unreached, no idea what a Christian was. Now there are 25 people who are building a church. A lot of success thanks to this pastor, Fermin.
Shows a picture of Josue and his family and his brother Noe with his family. For about a year and a half we’ve been working with Josue. He felt like he was to quit his job and go into full-time ministry. He just quit his job and had no idea what that ministry would look like. He went on a trip with me and came back on fire for Jesus and missions and all he does now is missions. He is now a full-time missionary. He went to the city where his brother lived. He was a pastor there and in charge of a non-profit and his wife had a job in a bank.
When Josue told them about his missions work, they quit their jobs and sold everything and moved to Peru. And are now living like village people in our town. They have sacrificed so much. They have come from a city culture and are experiencing culture shock just like we are. They have culture stress and they don’t understand why people do things like they do, so we have a lot in common. We are working with them teaching them how to be missionaries.
Even though they are Peruvians, they do not understand anything about the village people. They are two completely different worlds. Josue is a very loud talker. These village people do not scream. They almost mumble, so they do not raise their voice for any reason. They do not get excited about anything. He will go in and say, Hey I’m Josue very loudly and it just freaks the people out. He will yell to them to bring him something and they just look at him and go back to what they were doing. He’s like, Did they not hear me. Should I scream louder? I’m like, No! So we’re teaching them how to adapt to other cultures and how to understand them.
One thing they were teaching them was that the pastors and leadership of the church should be married legally with the government. These village people have no birth certificates, social security cards or paperwork. The government probably doesn’t even know they exist. So to tell them they need to go to the government and sign a piece of paper telling them they are married is outside their culture. There is no reason to tell them to sign a piece of paper because they’re married. So we have those cultural things coming up.
We’re teaching them how to raise funds and do fundraisers. We work with them because they are struggling just to survive much less pay for trips. So we pay for half their trip and they must raise funds for the other half of their trip. They have connections. They went to a theological school in a bigger city so they have connections there. We help them make videos of what’s going on in Peru and then they go back to the city and show them to pastors, friends and family to seek financial help, just like us. They are awesome people sold out to Jesus and it’s been a joy to work with them. I’m there to teach them so anytime I go up the river to a village, one of them is with me.
This is the backstory of how God led us to help those with medical needs. Back in March there was a five month old baby boy who was malnourished because the mother’s milk had dried up and she could no longer breast feed him. For three months they had given him water with flour just to fill his stomach. He had zero nutrition. He had splotches all over his face. His hair was almost clear and he could barely cry. He was extremely tiny and was loosing weight rapidly. We shared it on our facebook page and overnight we got $600 for formula for him for six months.
That showed Katie and me that people were blessed to give and it saved this child’s life. It touched people’s hearts and they needed the blessing of giving into the need. And it saved someone’s life. There are people out there that really want to help people like this so we keep our eyes open for other opportunities.
About a month ago we met Pastor Armando and his daughter Esther. She is four years old and weighs about 15 pounds. She got tetanus the day she was born because she was born in the village and they cut the umbilical cord with a pair of scissors that a little bit of rust on them. So she got tetanus from birth. In the states she would have gotten medicine with little to no symptoms. The village people don’t use money so it’s hard to come by. And he doesn’t really understand how the medicine works, so he would buy the medicine a few months and then PediaSure a few months to help her gain weight and back and forth which has caused her to be at a standstill and not get any better, and is actually regressing. So we are wanting to help them pay for their medicine and PediaSure to help her gain weight for a year and help them get back on track. When she starts gaining weight and she can feed herself, then we can just buy the medicine which he can’t afford. So we’ve seen that as a need and something people love to pour into.
Jonny is a physical therapist and chiropractor I heard about and I went to him. He asked what I did for a living and when I told him I was a Christian missionary, he said he would give me half off. It’s not common for a Peruvian to give an American half off because they see us as rich. I thanked him and he said that any other missionary friends that came to him, he would give them half off as well. He said, You’re in my country helping my people and I appreciate that. We begin talking and then he wants to pay for one of my trips upriver. He wanted the blessing of paying for it and he’s done that twice. No one asked him, but he just wanted to pour into a need and what we’re doing. He’s always so interested in the ministry and what we’re doing.
We do a lot of village ministry upriver and discipleship teaching and evangelism as well, depending on where the villages are, if they have a church, or an unhealthy church, or no church at all, or some have no idea who Jesus is. We’re working in about five villages right now. Every village has a different need and situation. When I say trips upriver, that’s what it is. We take about a week every month and go upriver and do that.
After a while, Jonny tells me he is a physical therapist at a special needs school. About a year ago they could no longer afford to pay him. Since there is no need for them to go to a special needs school if there is no special needs help, he started working there for free, because his heart is for these children with physical therapy needs.
His heart is to start a vocational school for disabled adults because he sees so often that they go through the school and when they turn 18 and finish school, then in a year or two he sees them on the street begging. He said, We’ve done all this work for nothing because what is the point of them coming to the school if they end up begging on the street? His heart is to give them job skills and train them in a vocational school so they can provide for themselves and their family. That is his vision. We are trying to buy him five computers and five sewing machines to get him started.
We are so blessed in this ministry. Not knowing what our ministry would look like in that first year, it has turned into us empowering others in their vision and calling and what God has put on their heart. So we find people like him who has a vision for a vocational school. I can’t start a vocational school, but I find Jonny who has a heart and a vision and a passion for it, and our calling it to empower him to step in and do what God has called him to do.
That’s our ministry. That’s what we love to do.
We are asked if it is dangerous in Peru. We say the safest place to be is in God’s will. I feel safer in the jungles of Peru than I do driving down the street in a car here because I’m not supposed to be here. I’m supposed to be there.
But we started going to an unreached village. They have this idea that we will kill them and use their body fat to fuel the planes and helicopters that fly above them. So they think that people with my color skin are there to kill them, and they are scared of us a lot of times. We were talking of going on upriver to more villages. This village was very receptive but then they got word from another village that came down to them and told them, We’ve seen the white people coming into your village. You tell them that if they come further than your village they are not going to come back, putting a death threat on our lives. I overheard this from the pastor who was talking to another person, explaining why Jacob and Katie cannot go further upriver. So I say, Well that’s why we’re going to train you guys to go further upriver! I think I hear Jesus saying to send you! Are we scared? Not really. If I die I will. But this is what we deal with. The idea that they think we’re there to hurt them.
I have actually released the village we were working with last year to Josue, because they are scared of me and they don’t come to the meeting, so I’m hurting the ministry. So we are going to empower Josue to continue the work. He can preach the gospel to them where I can’t.
This has been a long year of much peace and joy and asking God if this is where I’m supposed to be. Just really resting in the peace of God and counting the cost. I would say the title of our year has been Counting the Cost.
We went to an unreached village for the third time. They now have 25 Christians. On this trip Katie and I knew God was going to heal people and show His love and power through healing. We were very excited to go there and see God perform miracles. We get there and God is healing people and great things are happening. Israel gets a horrible fever and by the third night he’s throwing up. We’re praying for him and all these other people are getting healed. He got where he couldn’t eat or drink so we left at 3 a.m. so we could get to a village and catch the boat and be home by late afternoon on what would otherwise be a two day trip.
I’m sitting on the boat thinking, God we’re two days from a doctor. You healed all these people in the village and my son’s sitting here with a fever. All I could hear God say is, I told you to count the cost. In those moments I sit back and ask God, What is this going to cost me? Stepping into the calling of God, is there joy? Yes there’s tons of joy. Is there peace? Yes. God promised me peace and I have peace. So much joy and peace. Is it hard? Yes. Are we always happy? No. God did not promise me happiness. That’s a new theology that people want to believe. God does not promise us happiness. He promises us joy, which is very different.
I’m sitting there thinking that I didn’t know what that meant when He said to count the cost. Now I’m thinking that it’s going to cost me my happiness sometimes, may cost me my health, may cost me my family, may cost me my life. What is it going to cost me? I sit back and say, It just might cost me everything. And I mean everything. I find peace in that. Sometimes I don’t. I seek that peace knowing that this just might cost me everything, everything.
God’s taught us so much through this year of counting the cost. My encouragement for you is to count the cost, whatever your calling is. Some get easier callings than others. Some people are missionaries to Hollywood and they get huge houses. God bless them but that’s not my calling and I’m not going to cry about it. I’m blessed to have the calling that I have. But whatever it takes to step into our calling, count the cost. Let God take it and if it costs you everything, let it be. I think that’s the biggest thing we learned this year and we just wanted to share with you.
Questions. We speak Spanish but when we go to the villages we have people with us who speak two languages. There is a little bit of a language barrier but many of the younger people speak Spanish. But the older people don’t; they speak their ethnic language.
Our baby is fine now. Our town doctor said he had a stomach infection and gave us antibiotics. We prayed and he got better without the antibiotics. Sometimes the doctor doesn’t know as much as God.
We are a flight away from the capital. It’s 18 hours by bus but it hits 15,000 feet above sea level at one point and most people get sick; so we haven’t done the bus ride yet. Thank you again.
Betty Love. We love this couple. We’ve been supporting them for two years and will continue and want to increase our monthly support. We have several mission arms that we are supporting at this time. But today at the close of the service we will be receiving a special offering for Jacob and Katie and Israel and for their work. They are really about mobilizing the army of the Lord and evangelizing. There are so many groups, these village people up the river that do not know Jesus. This is like Paul going in to preach the gospel where it’s not been preached. We bless you guys and love you very much.
Kimble Love. Isn’t that awesome? Jacob, I want to tag on what you said. We as Christians need to come to the place where we do count the cost of everything that we do. God is raising us up for such a time as this. Where we have got to operate in that mentality and understanding. He wants us to count the cost, whatever it is we have to give up in order to fulfill our birthright and our destiny. That’s the place that we’re in.
The story Jacob told about his son being sick when everyone else was being healed. You better count the cost. I knew by what he was saying that Jacob came to the point that if it costs him his son, he had to count the cost. But when it became settled with him and God, then his son was healed. God is saying to us that we’ve got to let go of those things that are holding us back from entering in fully to what he is calling us to do, and trust him to see us through.
You may say, That’s hard; I can’t do that. Well, apart from him you can’t. Our human nature isn’t going to let us let go, but we’ve got to come to that place where we trust him with everything and give him everything in order for us to do everything he created us to do. To be in the right place at the right time doing the right thing bringing glory and honor to him. Praise God.
Let’s enter into joy. The joy of the Lord is our strength. We’re going to enter into a time of worship because he is worthy and he is fully able to take care of everything that concerns us. I’m happy to be here.
Father we thank you for this day and for what you’re doing. I thank you for Katie and Jacob and Israel and the mission you’ve called them to, that they have answered the call and are going forth fulfilling their purpose in this world. They’re bringing salvation, deliverance and healing while they’re producing synergy between those people, Lord God. They’re raising up those for such a time as this to bring forth your glory throughout the world.
Father, we honor you today. Holy Spirit, come and move in our midst. Show yourself mighty. May Jesus be magnified in this house today. We love you Lord. We love you Jesus. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus receive our worship and our praise. Amen and Amen.
🎶Kevin. Let the sound of heaven ring out. Let heaven on earth be reality here.
Let your kingdom come and your glory dwell here Lord Jesus.
All my love and affection belong to you.
Our affection, our devotion poured out on the feet of Jesus.
Lane. I raise a hallelujah in the presence of my enemies.
I raise a hallelujah louder than my unbelief. My reason is a melody.
I raise a hallelujah and Heaven comes to fight for me.
I’m gonna sing in the middle of the storm. Hope will arise. Fear, you lost your hold on me.
Anna. You came running down my prodigal road with a ring and a robe.
Oh my God you will not delay. Your promise is true always. Always.
Let our voices rise, join with heaven’s song in an endless alleluia.
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.
Kimble Love. Praise you Jesus. I want you to repeat after me if you would. I will put my trust in you Lord and I will not be shaken. Now say it like you mean it. I will put my trust in you Lord and I will not be shaken. Glory to God. That’s where the Lord wants us to walk, in total trust and submission to him. God has got this and He’s looking for a people that will let him have it. We need to let God have it. Everything that we have that we haven’t let go of, we need to let Him have it so that we can have ample room to trust Him and Him alone. So that we’ll have ample room and ability to stand and not be shaken. Because He’s a good good Father.
As we continue to worship today we sow into the work of the ministry and the kingdom of God. We make investments into the kingdom. We have a good good Father and he owns the cattle on a thousand hills. And he takes all that we do, all the glory and honor we give him, and he blesses it and he multiplies and gives it back accordingly.
Lord, we come today to bring our tithes, our offerings, our first fruits if you haven’t done that yet, into the house, Father God, to invest into your kingdom ministry. To see the works you’ve called us to, produce and are funded, so we’re able to go forth, to sow into missions, to sow into the community, to sow into your kingdom Lord. To bring this world back into order where you so desire it, to save those that are lost, to see the prisoners set free, Father God. To see blind eyes opened, and lame limbs healed, the depressed, the oppressed, the mentally ill delivered and set free and in their right mind.
Lord these are the days in which we live in. And Lord we so desire to see kingdom manifestations in every area. And Lord I know that you’re fully able to do it. We’re here and we want to be a part. So Lord, take what is given today, bless it, multiply it, and supernatural increase come forth Lord. Rivers of provision Lord God into the house and in you body. Lord, raise us up to be the head and not the tail, to be above and not beneath. To be able to go forth and sow wherever there’s a need and see your kingdom promise manifest. We honor you and bless you this day in Jesus name.
And we come today to participate in Communion at the Table of the Lord. On the night that Jesus was betrayed, he met with his disciples in an upper room. At the meal he took bread and broke it and said, This bread is my body which is to be broken for you. Whenever you eat of it, do it in remembrance of me. And then he took the cup and he blessed it and said, This cup is the New Covenant in my blood that is to be poured out for you. Whenever you drink of this cup, do it in remembrance of me. As we come to the table today, to take of the broken body of Jesus, and to take of the blood that was poured out, we’re saying Yes to the full benefits of the New Covenant. We’re saying Yes to the price that Jesus paid in our stead. We’re saying Yes to the calls that are on our lives. We’re saying Yes Jesus, for all that you’ve done, all that you’re doing, and for all that you’re about to do. We receive the fullness of your sacrifice in your name we pray. Amen and Amen.
Betty Love. As you come to the table, what I hear in my spirit is: Break the Resistance, Lord. Anything in our souls, anything in our bodies that have resisted the full benefits of the New Covenant in your blood, let every resistance be broken and let healing come; let deliverance come; let wholeness come; let the full benefits of the New Covenant in your blood, Jesus, be made manifest in this healing house, be made manifest in our bodies and in our souls. Spirit, soul, body wholeness in Jesus name. Amen.
🎶Breakout this morning. Push back the resistance.
Worthy of all praise, every song, every breath. We live for you Jesus.
Holy, there is no one like you. There is none beside you.
Lead us in your love. There is no one like our God.
The hand of the Lord is stretched out pushing back the resistance in that hard place.
He’s pushing back the resistance now. I will build my life upon your love. It is a firm foundation. I will put my trust in you alone. I will not be shaken.
Betty Love. Praise you Jesus. Father, we give you all glory. Lord, you are our firm foundation. And we say today, Consider the threats of our enemies, oh God. Enable us to speak your Word with great boldness. Stretch forth your hand oh God to heal and to perform signs, wonders and miracles in the name of your holy servant Jesus.
We decree and declare that the hand of the Lord is stretched out and he is pushing back the resistance. Lord, we thank you that you give us a mouth and wisdom that our opposers will not be able to refute or resist. The power of life and death is in the tongue and we thank you Lord that you have anointed our lips with grace. That when we open our mouths you fill it.
Lord, we thank you for the authority you have vested in us in this hour. Lord, you are working in your people. You’re ready to work through us to create. On earth as it is in heaven. Holy Spirit, we acknowledge you. Seven-fold Spirit of Jehovah, come and rest upon the congregation. We acknowledge the Revelator, the Teacher, who searches out the deep things of God to make them known to us.
I thank you that every heart is open in this room and those watching, hearts are prepared even now to receive the seed of the Word of God. Holy Spirit, we thank you that you are hovering, ready to create, ready to perform the Word on earth as it is in heaven. Glory is in this place. Glory is in this place. The now word is in this place. The now word is in this place. You’ve got a now word living on the inside of you. A creative word. Now word. Now worship. Now works.
So Father, I thank you for the power of the blood that speaks. I thank you Lord that your word goes forth with power and authority and it accomplishes what you have sent it to do. It produces for your glory. We thank you that no word of God is without power. So Holy Spirit, come and carry us. Whew!
We thank you Lord for your kingdom and your dominion present now in Jesus name.
PowerPoint. We are definitely in the Year of the Decree 2019
Miracle City Global, Built by God
In the beginning God created. Your takeaway today is that I believe the Lord is going to release his authority and his anointing and his ability within you to create, to work with Him.
In the beginning God created. Genesis 1. We know the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the deep. The Word of God tells us that the Spirit is over our waters. When God formed you, before you were in your mother’s womb, it says that he formed your inmost being. I believe our inmost being in our God-capacity. It’s the place where we get regenerated by Holy Spirit. And the Spirit of God, when we are born-again and say Yes to the Lord Jesus Christ, we have a rebirth and a renewal and our spirit man comes alive—our inmost being.
So Holy Spirit right now—the Word of God says, Those that believe in me, out of their inmost being will flow rivers. So what’s in your inmost being? Rivers. Water. The Spirit of the Lord is over the surface of the deep. The Spirit of the Lord is over your waters ready to create and bring to fruition the Word of God. He is hovering. He is shaking. He is moving over your waters, ever-present, ever-ready to release resurrection power and life to you and through you.
We know in Genesis 1-3 it’s a picture of creation. In the beginning there was God. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And the Word of God says the earth was formless and void and dark. And the Spirit of the Lord was hovering over the surface of the deep. There has been some kind of cataclysmic happening that had wreaked chaos on creation. That word darkness is chaos. And Holy Spirit was waiting on the Word of God to be spoken. The same principle operates today. Holy Spirit, all of heaven, is waiting for you and me to come into alignment and agreement with what the Word of God says and the proceeding word that God is releasing—His logos, His rhemas, prophetic promises.
And God said, Let there be light, and there was light. When God says something, it happens. When He makes a decree, if you will hear what the Spirit of the Lord is speaking and you will pick up that Word of God, and you will come into agreement and then decree it on earth as it is in heaven, it’s going to happen. It got breath and life on it the moment you spoke it forth. You believed it. You received it. And then you speak it. Faith comes by hearing and hearing the Word.
Create it. Psalm 104:30. When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the earth. When God sends His Spirit, His ruach, His breath, things happen. Jesus said, Greater works will you do in my name because I go to the Father. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. He says, Ask and it will be given. Seek and you will find. Knock and the door will be opened. We have promises throughout the Word of God. The same works that Jesus Christ did, He’s still doing today through his people, his body. He wants to work in you and with you to bring his kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.
So part of being able to create and bring the manifest Word of God and will of God on the earth—you will not create apart from Holy Spirit. We have help. It’s not up to me on my own; it’s not up to anyone on their own to create. We can’t create apart from God. Apart from Him we can do nothing. But He has set us in the earth. We know that the Word of God says, By faith God framed the universe. He spoke it into existence. Anything God does comes because of the Spirit and because of the Word. Spirit and Truth. The Word works.
We acknowledge that you, Holy Spirit, Ruach, Breath of God, are involved in creation. You are the very One, the person of the Godhead who actually works it. It’s just the truth.
He sent His Word and healed them and delivered them from their destruction. Psalm 107:20. So He sends His Spirit and they are created. He sends His Word and it heals. You have authority in Christ Jesus to send the Word. You have authority in Christ Jesus to send the Spirit. My son lived probably a good 15 years longer than he would have if there had not been an intercession. I’ll never forget one of those nights lying in the bed interceding for him about eight years ago, where there was a God-turn in his life. I didn’t know it but obviously he had pulled into the driveway, because the Lord said, Over Kimble III I want you to say, Rush Holy Spirit. So I said, Rush Holy Spirit. Just a few minutes later he unlocked the front door. I can mark that as a time of turning in his life. When he had an ear to hear.
Holy Spirit can run. Holy Spirit can rush. He comes like a rushing, mighty wind. What happened? The Lord, the Spirit, spoke the word to me, the word of intercession, Rush Holy Spirit. And Holy Spirit Rushed to meet him. You can have a 24-hour turnaround or you can have a turnaround in a moment with one word of the Lord because He will send forth his word. He’s going to use your mouth. He is ready to mobilize our mouths. So He wants us to be surrendered and submitted unto Him. He wants to put the coal to your lips and to bring wholeness in your hearts where you can be a vessel that He can use to bring heaven into the earth.
This is the now now now now now where we are. If you were to say, Betty, where are we in this season and in this Year of the Decree? We’re in the year where literally you will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Where God is going to have you partner with Him and shift and change environments, your territories, tents and treasuries.
Luke 1:37 For no word spoken by God is without power. Down in the corner, in the middle of GOD you see a baby being formed. The angel Gabriel came to Mary with the word of the Lord. Some of you get ready. You’re going to have angelic visitation. There are going to be people sent to you perhaps, or Holy Spirit is going to come and speak the word to you. And the word of the Lord came to Mary through the angel Gabriel. You’re going to be with child. How can this be? I’m a virgin. The one who is to be born of God—Holy Spirit is going to come and hover over you.
Holy Spirit is always involved in creation. He was involved in our new birth. He is involved in forming the very word of God in you and transforming you and me into the image of Christ. She said, How can this be? And he said, With God all things are possible. And it actually reads in the Greek, For no word spoken by God is without power. That’s what the Lord is bringing home to you in this hour, that no matter how many promises God has made, they are not Yes and No. But they are Yes in Christ and it’s through Him that we say Amen. It’s time for you and me to come into agreement and hear what the Spirit of the Lord is speaking. The Wind Words that He is blowing through the Church, and take hold of our assignment and allow the Spirit of the Lord to speak the word through us and establish it on earth as it is in heaven.
Sometimes the word being formed in you might take days or weeks or months. But there is a place where the Word of God manifests and it is birthed. We’re in a year of birthing. We’re in a year of culmination and convergence and manifestation. And it’s by faith. And we cannot let go. We are in a faith move of God like we haven’t been since the 70s. I would say without error. The Lord doesn’t want us to get off here. God’s Word is alive and it’s real. Faith does come by hearing and hearing the Word.
It’s time for you to get out the Word and the promises and to take hold of what God is saying and to begin decreeing and declaring it back to Him. And speaking it out into your circumstances.
Isaiah 55:11 So is my word that goes out from my mouth. It will not return to be empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
The Lord is saying in this hour, You are going to create and frame your circumstances, you life by what you say. How do you create it? Holy Spirit is going to hover. Heaven is going to run on the Word of God. We know in Psalm 103 it says that the angels run on the Word of God that comes forth out of His mouth. When you have a real word from God or you are reading the Logos and the Word of God comes alive and it’s talking to you, then if you will open your mouth and just say what God is saying or just read the Word, It is written, heaven will run on it, every time. And it will accomplish.
When the Lord said, Rush Holy Spirit, heaven ran on that word. The Spirit of God rushed my son. And he gained ground. Like rushing in football. He gained ground in his life in that moment.
Isaiah 55:11 The words I speak are like that. They do not return to me without producing results. They will accomplish what I want them to. They will do exactly what I send them to do.
God has a now word for you. God has a now word for your family. He has a now word that He has given to you personally for this year. My word is Launch. Kimble’s word is Success. Nita’s word is Success. Yay God. Gail’s word is Faith. Larry’s word is Wait. Anna’s word is Surrender. That’s just right here. Kevin, Proclaim. Everyone of you should have a word for this year. That’s your word that God wants to manifest in your life. And not only in your life but your territory, your spheres of influence.
I thought about it on Sunday. I was proclaiming, then Kimble, then Anna, then Larry and Gail, the way they signed on the list. But when it started, Anna was on the other side of Gail and Larry, and Nita was standing next to Kimble. So it was Launch, Success, Success. I thought about it. It wasn’t an accident. Success stands by Success. You want Success? Stand by Success. Success is standing by Success in this house and those we are in alignment with because God said it.
The words I speak, they are not going to return to me without producing results.
How many of you are ready to see results? Hear what the Lord is speaking, receive it out of the Logos, let it become a Rhema, or receive a prophetic word or a proceeding word, and when you hear it and you know that you know that it’s God, just become a See and Say and echo what God has said.
Get out the promises of God that you know He’s spoken to you personally and begin to shift your circumstances. It’s time to make your needs list. It’s time to make an inventory list. I began to look at every area in my life, me personally, needs just in my home, here, everything, even vision. I began to inventory, and I’m not done. I began to look at so many needs that those needs became liabilities to the vision. I said, Lord all I see are liabilities. Are we still in this? What are we going to do about it? He said, Create it.
You need in this 21-day fast that is through the evening of January 31, to get with God because He is going to revision you. And He is cleaning out clutter. He is going to show you personally in your life, maybe even in your closet, what needs to go. Because if you are holding onto stuff there is no room for the new. And he is going to go to the root. And He is going to cause his now worship, his praise, to plow the things that need to be uprooted in our lives. He is going to send his word because he is sending it now to bring deliverance and healing to you and me.
Then he wants to invite you to sit with him and he is going to help you make an inventory of your life and what you need in his hour. Then based on what is on that list, he is going to lead you to write a faith vision that is going to include the now of heaven, prophetic words, rhema words, proceeding words, that you are going to write into a faith confession. And if you will write what he says to do, sit down with God with a blank sheet and let him give you a faith vision for this season, because he said he would create it.
When I said, What are we going to do about all of these liabilities? I didn’t see them as needs. He said, Create it. How do you create? Just like he does. With him. By His Spirit.
Isaiah 55:11 So will the words that come out of my mouth not come back empty-handed. They’ll do the work I sent them to do. They’ll complete the assignment I gave them.
Every true word of God that you and I received has an assignment with it. And it has a promise with it. When God truly sends His word to you, it comes with an assignment, and it won’t come back empty. That word will work and work and come again and again and again and again until it prospers where it’s sent.
The Word is living and active and full of power, sharper than a two-edged sword; it divides soul, spirit, joint, marrow. It judges the thoughts and attitudes of our hearts every time. It’s a living word. It will read us. It will reveal to us. It will work in us and it will work through us. This is the time where the sword of the Lord needs to come and cut and divide and remove resistance, what needs to be removed so that we can move forth and take possession of the promises.
For nothing is impossible with God. Create it.
Matthew 28:18-20. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Jesus Christ. And he has given us authority to disciple nations. A disciple is a learner and a follower, one who is like their teacher.
Luke 10:19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy. Nothing will harm you.
When Jesus said all authority in heaven and on earth, and reading this Jesus said, I have given you authority, that word authority is exousia. It is jurisdiction. It is the same authority. For example, the Centurion in the Bible. The Centurion had 100 men that he was responsible for, that he was a commander over. He recognized that he was under authority and then he had men that we under his authority. Jurisdiction is a delegated authority for a sphere.
In this case, Jesus said, I have all authority in heaven and on the earth. Our enemy might be the prince of the power of the air, the ruler, but I have a scripture that says that our God is the Lord God of the heavens and the earth. And I’m going to enforce that all authority in heaven and on earth is given to Jesus, and he told me, Therefore Go. And in my going, I’m going to go in the authority of the Lord with all of heaven backing me up. And so are you.
When He says, I have given you authority, that word is the right and the authority to carry out the action. To tread upon serpents and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy. Nothing will harm you. That word harm also means to fail to meet the obligations of covenant to you. If there is harm going on in your life or my life, it means that there is a failure to meet the obligations of covenant. If you read it like that:
I have given you the right and authority to trample or tread on snakes and scorpions, to overcome all the power of the enemy. Every born-again believer in this room has authority through the Lord Jesus Christ to overcome ALL the power of the enemy. I think that’s a sometimes/might. Sometimes we’re feeling it. Sometimes we’re walking in it. Sometimes we don’t feel so much like we have all authority to overcome all the power of the enemy. But He said it.
And it’s time for us to take the Lord at his word. It’s time for us to renew our hearts and minds to what the Word says. And anything that doesn’t line up with the Word, it is an enemy, it is a resistance, and I am decreeing the hand of the Lord is stretched out and he is pushing back the resistance. If there is anything that is resisting covenant in my life, it’s got to go in the name of Jesus Christ.
If you read it: He’s given us all authority to overcome all the power of the enemy so nothing shall by any means fail to meet the obligations of covenant to you. And that is: Jesus has destroyed the power of sin, sickness, disease, death and all the works of the devil. Anything that was opposed to us, He has taken the law and He has cancelled it by nailing it to the cross. He’s done it.
This word Exousia is a Greek word. It means authority, jurisdiction, liberty, power, right and strength.
John 1:12 KVJ. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.
AMP. But to as many as did receive and welcome him, he gave the authority, power, privilege, and right to become the children of God. That is to those who believe, adhere to, trust in, and rely on his name.
That same word, authority to become, is exousia. When you became born-again, when you said Yes to Jesus, you received authority—the right, the power to become sons of God. And with becoming a son of God, you received an inheritance and a birthright. And part of that inheritance and birthright came with authority. The authority of the Lord Jesus Christ. That when you ask in his name, it happens. When you pray in the name of Jesus, believing that you’re going to receive it, it comes.
When you ask anything according to His will, and you know that He hears you, you can know that you’ll have whatever you’ve asked of Him. I John 5.
Create it. On Wednesday of this week the Lord gave me this scripture. It is a promise of God. In this season right now, this is what the Lord wants to do with you.
Luke 21:15 YLT. He says, I will give you a mouth. What about heaven talking about what a mouth you have on you! Usually when you say, They really have a mouth, either they talk so much or they have an ugly mouth. But what about you having the right kind of mouth? The Lord says, I will give you a mouth and wisdom that ALL you opposers shall not be able to refute or resist. He is going to vest your mouth with power and authority.
You’re going to open your mouth and He is going to fill it. In fact, this is when He was saying to His disciples that they are going to bring you into courts of law, they’re going to bring you before judges and they’re going to bring you before people, but don’t worry about how you’re going to defend yourself. Because in that moment, I’m going to give you a mouth. And not only a mouth, but I’m going to give you wisdom that your opposers aren’t going to be able to refute or resist. They won’t gainsay it.
One translation says they won’t be able to contradict it. He says to you today, I am going to give you a mouth to take out the enemy, to take out the opposer. And not only that, I’m going to give you an instructed tongue to know the word that sustains the weary. I’m going to do Isaiah 54 in your life. I’m going to awaken your ear morning by morning to listen and hear as one being taught. I’m going to teach you and I’m going to give you My Word, and you’re going to open up your mouth and your going to decree and declare my word. And it’s going to be established on earth as it is in heaven and it’s going to light up your world because light is going to shine on your path. You’re going to create by My Spirit and with My Word. And angels are going to run on it and help.
Since Wednesday this has been Jesus on the mainline, telling me and revealing what He wants.
Absolute Authority. Authority works smart. Authority has seniority. Authority speaks. Authority says.
Now words, prophetic words the Lord is speaking to the Body of Christ right now.
There are those of you that are operating in areas right now and the Lord says he is removing resistance in you. He is removing doubt. Any place of doubt or unbelief in this now time.
He says he has positioned you because you are breaking a traditional mold in a territory and region to become a new prototype.
The hand of the Lord is stretched out. He is pushing back the resistance.
The enemy wants to bring chaos and pandemonium, but I will have my order. It would do you well to look up the words pandemonium and chaos and understand what they mean and the difference. Pastor Kimble recognized that pandemonium is going to affect every part of your being, all five senses, because that is really noise. Pandemonium is wild and noisy disorder or confusion or uproar. It’s noise. So if the enemy is bringing noise and chaos and confusion, and trying to bring conflict into your territory, tent or treasury, your spheres, the Lord has revealed his plan. The enemy wants to bring chaos and pandemonium but I will have my order.
So if you find yourself in a circumstance or situation like that, you need to decree and declare, The Lord says, I will have my order. I will have my order. What I am doing and have been doing to create and bring fruition to the words that God has given me, and I know, I am decreeing these every morning until they are so much a part of me, that if I see something like He said, like pandemonium in a home or a place that I have spiritual authority, “I will have my order,” says the Lord. So that when it comes out of your mouth, your faith and your mind is renewed to what God has said and you don’t flinch.
And not only do you expect it, Life be and Life was. Throughout Genesis 1 you will see, And God said and it was. Or, And it was so. And it was so. I started laughing every time I saw, And it was so. And He said it and it was so. And He said it and it happened. That’s an automatic. That’s an Amos. No sooner are you sowing the seed than it is producing. It’s a continual.
The Lord said to me, “Absolute Authority. You’ve not really understood my authority. Authority works smart. It says to this and to that. Just say the word like the Centurion, Betty.” The Lord wants you to work smart. He wants you to create your needs list, your inventory. He wants to bring fruition to the true vision that He has given you for your life, for your ministry, for this city, for your region, for Mississippi. And the way He’s going to do that is make a list with Him and you begin to speak forth what God is saying. What do you need?
Instead of hoping and waiting and oh my gosh and I don’t know how I’m going to pay this and oh oh oh. More of the songs up here this morning had to do with not giving way to fear in them. You can either yield to fear or you can yield to the Word of God and the Spirit of God. You can either stay behind the 8 ball or you can come up under it and recognize what it is. I am not going in the pocket, you hear me? I’m going to stand up in the land and be and have what God has said. And it’s not letting go of the promise no matter what you see.
Our God according to Romans is the God who calls those things that are not as though they were. Abraham, you are the father of many nations. I’m 99 years old! They were well passed the age of bearing children, but God. It didn’t matter. Mary, you’re going to carry the Christ-child. I’m a virgin; how is that going to happen? It doesn’t matter what the circumstances look like or why you think you can’t. If God says you can, you will. Because He watches over His Word to perform it.
This is important.
“I am raising a ravenous devourer that is moving through the land. Fire. It won’t be the enemy devouring. It will be my fire. The fire of my Spirit that will devour the destroyer. I have set a backfire.”
These are weapons. I am raising a ravenous devourer that is moving through the land. It won’t be the enemy devouring. It will be my fire, the fire of my Spirit that will devour the destroyer. I have set a backfire.
In forestry, when there is a fire, sometimes the firemen will set a backfire and it will burn up a strip of land so that when the fire gets to it, it will stop it. I also see this. He is setting a backfire against the enemy. What the enemy has meant for harm, God is going to work for the good. He is going to cause the scheme of the enemy to backfire on him. Lord, I thank you that you are setting a ravenous devourer. Fire never says, Enough. In Proverbs there are things that never say, Enough. And one of them is fire.
I decree and declare, Let the fire of God, the fire of Holy Spirit, never say, Enough, over our lives. Glory. I have all kinds of little notes. You’re going to have nuggets, too. Where the rubber meets the road is whether you open up your mouth and begin to work with God on a daily basis. And you don’t stop until you see the manifestation. We’ve all got prophetic words. The question is, have you stewarded your words? Have they been a weapon? When the call of God came on my life, my husband probably got tired of listening to the prophetic word that was on the tape because I listened and I listened and I listened. I can still just about quote it verbatim. Since the first prophetic word in 1989, I lived it. I marinated. I took it out and looked at it. I wrote it out. I decreed it and declared it and I prayed it until it became a part of me and I believed it. That’s where we are. Devour, eat the Word of God. Hold onto the Word of God until you manifest it.
I don’t believe we are the only ministry. This is a personal word. This is about my needs list. This is about provision. Everyone of you in here should have a vision. And with most vision comes needs.
The Lord said, “I am ready to reservoir your resources. I will manage your reservoir and maintain it. As soon as you make a withdrawal, I will open up the floodgates of heaven and replace it.”
I don’t know who that’s for in here or who’s watching. But if this word of the Lord is really for you, it’s going to happen. I know that this is a word for me. And I’m already seeing it.
“You are going to see the principle of supply and demand operate like never before.”
It is time to put a demand on the anointing and the authority and the ability of God that is living on the inside of you, and to stand up as sons of God on earth as it is in heaven. Because authority works smart. Authority has seniority. Authority speaks. Authority says.
Mark 11:23-25 “I tell you the truth. If anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him.
Jesus is saying, I tell you the truth. If Jesus is saying to you and me, I tell you the truth, is it the truth? Yes. The Truth is speaking. Truth can’t do anything but tell the truth.
It is about what you say. Faith comes by hearing, hearing the Word. Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. That is why God is doing a heart work in us, removing resistance, removing doubt and unbelief, taking care of fear because it is mountain-moving time. It is creating time. It is time for you to pray for the sick and them immediately get healed. Sitting here, when Kimble was sharing the word on Communion, the Lord said, “Command anything in your physical body or your soul that has been resisting the full benefits of the New Covenant to go.” Anything that’s holding out. Anything that’s not surrendering.
That says that healing is coming in my body right now. Infirmity can’t resist. Oppression and depression can no longer resist the full benefits of the New Covenant. How can you do that? He said so. So I’m going to say what I hear Him saying. And I’m going to do what I hear Him saying to do. And if we will say and do what the Lord says, it’s going to happen.
:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
I will give you a mouth. We did a fundraiser for a 10-year old boy who had cancer in the 90s and the Lord had a word through Kimble for the family. The word was: The miracle is in your mouth. Speak the word and the little boy will be healed. He told them that. He prayed with them. There was a short turnaround time and the boy was completely healed. The miracle was in their mouth.
You’re going to frame your day by what you say. Your promises: The miracle is in your mouth to bring them into existence. It’s not just up there somewhere. The Lord said to me coming into Miracle City this morning,
“You can sit on the sidelines and you can sigh, or you can get on the field and engage.”
We have won this war. But sitting on the sidelines will never win the game. It will never win the battle. Not doing what you know to do will not produce. The word is going to produce. I pray that any weariness, anything that has been connected or attached to you that has kept you from working with the Spirit and the Word would be removed now in Jesus name.
:25 And when you stand praying, (ok we’re fasting, right?) if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him; so that your Father in heaven may forgive your sins.
We’re forgiven. This is not about fire insurance. This is not about whether you’re going to heaven or not. But when you hold unforgiveness or bitterness or resentment, it is a resistor and it will block prayers being answered. It will affect your authority to effect the Word. Because it is a place where the enemy can traffick.
If you want to see mountains moved, if you want to speak the Word and work with the Lord to create, it is important in this season that you say, Search me and know me and see if there is any offense, wicked way, hurtful way, if there is any unforgiveness in me, Lord. Any bitter root— come and uproot it. Here I am. I surrender.
I want to read the reply of the centurion. Matthew 8:5. When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. “Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed and in terrible suffering.” Jesus said to him, “I will go and heal him.” The centurion replied, “Lord, I don’t deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word and my servant will be healed. For I myself am a man under authority with soldiers under me. I tell this one, Go, and he goes; and that one, Come, and he comes. I say to my servant, Do this, and he does it.”
When Jesus heard this he was astonished and said to those following him, “I tell you the truth. I’ve not found anyone in Israel with such great faith. I say to you that many will come from the east and the west and take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside into the darkness where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. “
Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go. It will be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that very hour.
The word of the Lord was, “Absolute Authority. You’ve not really understood my authority. Authority works smart. It says to this and to that. Say the word, like the centurion.”
Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, by the power of Holy Spirit, we stand before you today. We come before you today. And Father we say Yes to the now of heaven. Father, we say Yes to Absolute Authority coming in us and through us. We recognize that you have given us the authority, the right to become sons of God, to walk in sonship on earth as it is in heaven. As Jesus baptized with Holy Spirit and with fire.
And Father, we say Yes to all authority in heaven and on earth. It’s a person. His name is Jesus. Father, I pray that you would begin to give us a mouth. Give us a mouth and wisdom that our adversaries will not be able to resist or contradict. Let us rise up in the authority that you have vested in us and let us walk in the authority that works smart, that says. Let us be a people who speaks to the mountain and believes that what we say will happen. Let us work with you on earth as it is in heaven to create and to send forth your Word so that deliverance and salvation and healing can come to a world that is in desperate need.
Father, I thank you that you have set us in the earth for such a time as this. To create. To bring your kingdom, your rule and your authority. And Lord, we surrender. We give you our hearts. And in this season Lord, we say, Work in us to will and to act for your good pleasure.
Holy Spirit, Ruach, Word of God, be released in the people of God. And let us go forth from this place, Father.
And Lord I pray in this separated season, that you would speak to every heart and to every life and you would begin to work with us on a daily basis. That your Word would literally come alive. And Lord that we would not harken to the voice of a stranger but we would hear your voice and we would speak forth what you’re saying in the hour. To see lives changed, families changed, cities changed, our state changed, our nation changed, nations changed.
Lord, we thank you that this word from beginning to end today goes forth and it accomplishes in every life and in this land all that you’ve ordained in the mighty name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. That you for authority that works smart, in Jesus name. Amen.
As we close the service today, we would like to give you the opportunity to sow an excellent seed. Jacob and Katie and Israel Collins are doing a mighty work in Peru. And as Holy Spirit speaks to your heart, I want to encourage you to sow into them. Ends of the Earth Missions. They are good ground.