2/2/2020 Miracle City Global
Anna Love. We talked about seeing things with our spiritual eyes and using our spiritual senses. No matter what, we can stay in a good place with the Lord knowing he has good things for us, even if it’s just in the spiritual heavenly realm. All through the week I was bothered by this. I told my Mom, I think we have an ungodly belief in the Body of Christ.
Last week I talked about mindsets and shifting our mindsets to the mind of Christ. But I think a lot of times in the church and in the church as a whole, we think we can operate on 40, 50, 60, 80 percent—just expect nothing to be really great in our natural lives but in the spiritual realm the Lord has so many good things for us and things stored up.
I think we’re in a time where the Lord is saying, You can have it all. Your life doesn’t have to be terrible and you have to abide all the time with the Lord. You stay in the abiding place. We abide and if our Father is really a good Father and is who he says he is, then he has good things stored up for us in the earth.
I was reminded that Wanda has been talking about portion. If the Lord is our portion. What is your portion? It’s your destiny. It’s your inheritance. It’s everything in which the Lord has stored up for you. He has so many things stored up for us in the heavens, but he also has things stored up for us in the earth.
We can’t possess what he has for us in the earth until we break off the ungodly mindset, that we just have to get by; that we have to walk through hell every day; and when I get to heaven… That is not a godly kingdom mindset or a godly principle to operate in.
The Lord has good things for us. And that’s on this side of heaven. I don’t know about you, but I think to walk into the fullness of your destiny, the fullness of your birthright, the fullness of everything that God has for you, that doesn’t mean you leave a place of abiding. You’re always abiding in the Lord, Holy Spirit within us. But it’s time to know, not just believe for, but to know that God has good things for us in the earth. Things for us to possess. Things for us to do. Things for us to receive. Things for us to give. And it’s time to stop operating in a poverty mentality over our birthright and destiny.
If the Lord says you can have it all, you can do the stuff, and I will provide for you, then expect it and take him at his word because he’s a good Father.
Lamentations 3:24. I say unto myself, The Lord is my portion. Therefore, I will wait for him. The Lord is our portion. The Lord is our inheritance. Who is the Lord? He’s our Father, our shelter, our refuge, our Defender, but he’s also Good. He is the essence of goodness. What else? God is love. He is the fullness, the full manifestation of Love. So if the Lord is our portion, not only is he our refuge, our safe place, our defender, etc., he is goodness. So our portion, our inheritance, and our destiny, is to possess, receive all of goodness. Goodness lives on the inside of us.
We are to become like Christ. If Christ, who is Goodness, is on the inside of us, then we would be manifesting goodness every day. If Love is living on the inside of us, we should be manifesting love every day. Anything that goes against goodness and love manifesting in us is really not God.
So if you start looking at things in a simple way, it makes you pull up a little bit higher and look at situations and think, Am I operating in goodness? Am I operating in love? If you just measure everything by those two things, you’ll know if you’re a reflection of Christ or not. That’s easy. It’s not hard. We make it a lot harder than it is.
It’s a time to understand that the Lord has good things for us. From the time that we step into it now until we cross over into heaven, it just gets better and better and better. It’s time to stop operating and expecting lack. We need to expect fullness. We need to expect fulfillment. We need to expect to step into promises. We need to expect the good things. The Lord desires good things for us. He doesn’t desire suffering. He doesn’t desire hard times. He desires for us to excel, succeed, all those things.
It goes back to, He’s a good Father. I know everyone in this room that has children, people in your life that you care about, you want the best for them. You want good things. So how much more does God our Father want good things for us.
Psalm 37:11. But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy peace and prosperity.
We’ve said that one of the biggest keys for this season that we’re in is to stay humble. Because the Lord is pushing us into a place where we’re able to do the stuff, or able to walk in the fullness of our birthright, of our destiny, of what he’s called us to do. But if we get haughty and prideful, then we’re going to fall on our face. And it’s not going to go so well.
It’s so important to stay humble in this season. Because if we keep ourselves humble, then we’ll see the Lord raise us up. I like this scripture because it’s not talking about the Lord storing things up for us just in heaven, but it’s saying if we stay humble, if we stay meek, we will inherit the earth.
Whenever I read that I think of things not just beneficial for us, but I think there’s an inheritance of people. There’s a harvest coming in. The Lord gave us dominion in the earth and it’s time for us to start operating in that and not looking at it like it belongs to the enemy.
He said it’s ours, so it’s time for us to lay claim to it and say, Light be! Light shine in the darkness.
Isaiah 37:31 Once more a remnant of the kingdom of Judah will take root below and bear fruit above. For out of Jerusalem will come a remnant and out of Mt. Zion a band of survivors. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this. Therefore this is what the Lord says concerning the king of Assyria.
I believe that Isaiah 37 is what the Lord is saying against our enemy.
He will not enter this city or shoot an arrow here. He will not come before it with shield or build a siege ramp against it. By the way that he came he will return. He will not enter this city, declares the Lord. I will defend this city and save it for my sake and for the sake of David my servant.
Then the angel of the Lord went out and put to death one hundred and eighty-five thousand in the Assyrian camp. When the people got up the next morning there were all the dead bodies.
You’ve heard the term, Sleep on it. We’ve just left the season of dreams and visions, but we’re in a decade of visions. And I believe like the Amos 9 thing, things are going to happen so quickly that it will make your head swim.
But I would say and even charge you in this season, if you see things not looking so good, don’t react. I would say because our mouths are so important, don’t even say anything out loud. Give it to the Lord, because in a moment, you’re going to go to bed one way and you’re going to wake up and that situation, that enemy, is going to be done with.
I believe that just like it says, that the Lord has drawn a line, that there is a restraining order, there’s a No Trespassing sign, and in this season the enemy has no access. His access has been cut off and it’s important for us to hold that and not open the door. How do we do that? I was reminded of the James 4 scripture this week.
James 4:7-10 Submit yourselves then to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
It’s really easy. You want to strike fear in the enemy? Fully surrender and fully commit yourself to the Lord over every situation, over every circumstance, in the good times and the bad times. The enemy will turn and run away from you.
Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands you sinners and purify your hearts you double-minded. Grieve, mourn, wail. Change your mourning to laughter and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will lift you up.
It’s important that we say, Lord, establish the mind of Christ in us, to not be double-minded on situations. I would say in this season more than ever, Doubt your doubts. When the Lord tells you something, take him at his word. And if doubt or fear or unbelief tries to come in, cast it to hell where it can from.
It’s so important we get back to a place where we believe like a child. It’s moving from just believing, but you KNOW. It’s not just having the faith to believe, but having the faith that seals the deal, and you know completely. We’re in a season where faith is rising and increasing, and it’s just like a solidarity of knowing.
The Lord wants to make us secure in this season. We’ve been talking about identity for the last decade or longer, years and years and years. But I believe the Lord wants to seal in us our identity. He wants us to know who we are in this season, and know that he is who he says he is. Because that’s the only way we can do what he’s called us to do.
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
I would even say in this time that we are in, especially this Hebraic month that’s about feeding on the water of the word, if you just declared Philippians 4:8 over your life and prayed it over your life, prayed it over your mind, your family, every morning, Lord, change my thoughts to be like your thoughts. And anything that comes to your mind that’s not like this scripture, you just cast it down, and don’t even go there. We’re shifting.
I want us to enter in this morning and whatever you are waiting for, standing for, whatever is going on with you, look at it as, It is finished today. That the Lord has sealed it. Know that he has done what he has promised you and walk into it. Rise up into it. Any place of doubt and unbelief, or even self-loathing in your life, let it go. Just let it go.
As we enter into worship, just let the Lord shift whatever needs to be shifted in you. But to have the knowing that the enemy is defeated. That we have the victory in Jesus, that he has won for us.
So Lord, we thank you this morning for what you desire to do in this place. Lord, we thank you that you have shifted our thoughts, shifted our mindsets to be like you. Father, I thank you that the enemy cannot enter this place, this city. He has no access to your people.
Lord, I thank you that not only are you changing the mindsets of your people and us in this place, but you’re changing mindsets in this city and in this state. I thank you for the birthright and the destiny you have for these places. I’m hearing places, not just people. Father, I thank you for the inheritance that you have for us, and the inheritance that you have for the land. I thank you that you’re unlocking this city this morning, that you’re unlocking this state. That you are restoring the ruined cities, the ancient cities.
Father, we say, Here we are. We’ll be your hands and your feet. We’ll do whatever you require, Lord. We are willing and we humble ourselves before you. Do what only you can do, Lord. I thank you that heaven is filling the atmosphere, that heaven is coming down. Heaven is joining with us this morning.
Lord, I thank you. Holy Spirit, come and fill this place. Come and fill this city. Lord, I thank you that just as you said that ghost towns, those laid in ruins, were going to become Holy Ghost towns, that your presence would come and envelop and dwell. We just say, Do it, God.
Father, I thank you that your angels are moving this morning and running on the words. Give us the words to speak. Give us the directions and the orders to call forth. Give us the decrees, the declarations, Lord.
God, you have all access in this place. You have all access in our hearts and in our minds. Nothing off-limits. Lord, you are limitless, so we place no restrictions, no limits on what you want to do today. We throw down our agendas, Lord, and we just say, Have your way. Have your way in this place. Have your way in these people, God. Have your way in me. That’s what we all need to say. Have your way in me. You can have it all, Lord.
🎶You bring restoration to my soul. Glorious restoration. You are restoring my life back to me. I’m taking you at your word. Your word is true. Come and do what only you can do.
Lane Bass. I hear the Lord saying, Even what the locust has destroyed, even what the cankerworm has eaten, I will restore. What seems impossible is being restored right now. We need to come into agreement with it right now. Lord, we say even what the locust has destroyed and laid to waste where we can’t even see that it’s possible to be restored, where the cankerworm has eaten, we come into agreement with your word right now that you’re restoring, that you’re redeeming the time, that you’re doing what’s impossible to our eyes, to our human understanding, Lord. Nothing is impossible. We receive your restoration, Jesus.
🎶Nothing is impossible for you bring restoration.
Rosemary Byrd. This morning when I was coming to church, I heard the words, Any nation that forgets God, I will forget them. Then I heard, But I have a remnant rising. I declare that we arise with the remnant. We arise.
As Anna was speaking, I saw seeds thrown on the ground and as soon as the seed hit the ground it shot up. So I declare and decree over this nation, we choose life. We choose Father God. We choose him to be the Lord and King of us, our household, our state, and this nation. Arise, remnant, arise. Arise.
Father, throw your seeds out. And may we come up quickly. We arise. We hear and see you in Jesus name.
Nancy Pitts. So how do we do that? I’ll tell you how. It’s called restoration. First, he wants to restore. John 3:2. Beloved, I wish above all things that you prosper and be in health even as thy soul prospereth. How does that happen? You restore that relationship between you and the Father. And when you are restored with him, restoration will take place across the land. Because if the relationship with him doesn’t work, your family’s not going to work. Your world’s not going to work. And we can’t reach the city. This first, God first.
I watched it happen this weekend, didn’t even know it was happening. For the first time in over 25 years, my son called and said, Mama, don’t you want to have supper with me tonight? Just us. That’s restoration.
Because first, God restored me to Him. Now my family. Now my places of influence. Now my city. Now my state. And now my nation.
Praise you Lord, for what you are doing. Lord, I decree and declare that as we partner with you, as our souls prosper, because we have you, because you have restored us to yourself, that we will prosper, that health will come, and we will walk this out partnered with you. Praise you, Lord.
Anna Love. Lord, we thank you for this glorious restoration in this season. I thank you that your glory is coming in in fullness like we’ve never known before. Father, we thank you for your presence. We thank you that you’re setting things right within us, with our relationship with you first. And I thank you that it spreads out just like the testimony that Nancy had. I thank you that it’s a spreading out from us being one with you, to our families, to those around us, out to the city, to the nation, and to the nations. Thank you that your glory is coming and it’s covering the earth like the waters, Lord.
🎶Lane. We honor you Jesus. We receive all you want to do today. We come to be with you, Lord. You’ve got just what I need. I jump in the river. Let the river flow. Let it flood over us. Let it crash over me. I’m going under. I’m beautifully in over my head. Sink or swim, I’m diving in. Let it flood. I’m not afraid of the waves, the wind, the storms that will come.
I am strong when I’m on your shoulders. You raise me up to more than I can be. Living water, we take you in and you restore. I lay down in the peace of his river. Peace peace wash over me.
Betty. You are our peace, Lord, our life, the Life-giver. We come to worship you, to commune with you in spirit and truth, God.
Anna. We take in all of you.
Betty. You water us.
Anna. Jesus, you water us with your word.
Betty. Father, we thank you that we have a river of life that is flowing within, wells of living water springing up. Lord Jesus, we thank you that in this place today that you are washing us with the water of your word, renewing hearts, renewing lives, infilling, infusing, empowering. Father, we give you all glory and honor. I thank you that you are removing residue and weariness from your people.
And Lord, we’ve come to waters of refreshing to drink deep of you today. You said if a man is thirsty let him come and drink, and out of his inmost being will flow. And so Lord Jesus, we acknowledge you as the source of life and we have come to drink. We’ve come to drink. We’ve come to the River of Life. We’ve come to the living water.
Father, I thank you for overflow in every heart and every life. Again, Rebirth, Refreshing, and Renewal in Christ Jesus. Amen and Amen.
It’s a kairos time, an opportunity for each one of us in this season, in this hebraically prophetically where we’re standing. The Lord really desires for us to be that well-watered garden. He does not want us to be dry. He does not want there to be a famine of the Word of God in your life.
Amos talked about there would be a season where there was a famine of people hearing the voice of the Lord. I can Gell you with confident assurance, that is not the case in this hour in which we are living.
It will be interesting tonight to know whether the Chiefs win the Super Bowl or not because there is a prophesy out by Bob Jones from years ago that he said, When you see the Kansas City Chiefs win the Super Bowl, you will know that the revival has begun, that it would be a sign. He’s talking about that end-time outpouring. What does water do? It brings revival. It brings refreshing.
Last week, Brad brought an incredible word on this month of Shevat.
Who is Bringing You Water?
The symbolism of the water bucket is very important. We’re talking about a bucket, a container, the device in which you carry the water. We are carriers.
A bucket has but one function, design, and purpose—to draw and carry water. How many of you know you can’t give what you don’t have? I know this. I know the Lord doesn’t want us to run on empty. I believe this.
There is a principle that I’ve practiced since I was in my early 20s and came to the Lord. I believe that our ministry and the word of the Lord should come out of the overflow. I believe if you are daily drinking, abiding in the Lord as he is in you, I should be able to call on just about everyone in this room and you should be able to tell me what the Lord is saying to you or what he has said to you. If it’s not but one scripture. But everyone should have something.
The Lord spoke to me years ago, Betty, don’t seek me for the word. Don’t seek me for a message. If you will seek me, you’ll always have the word. You’ll always have the message. I believe part of where we are right now is the Lord wants to release an infilling of his Spirit in you like you and I have not experienced before.
I believe as we celebrate Hebraically and prophetically the season that we’re in, it’s not just to come back and repeat where we were last year. We should have increase. The key to fullness and overflow and the key to being that effective water pot, the key to infilling is, If a man is thirsty, let him come unto me and drink. Our source is Jesus.
The function of the water pot is to be a vessel of transmission. The whole essence is one of serving. It’s not an end unto itself. It is meant to be a vehicle for something else. Ministry is equated to a vehicle. We are a vehicle. We are God’s vehicle. A vehicle and a water pot is for serving.
Years ago in the Presbyterian Church, we did a series of teachings, Saved to Serve. You’ve been saved to serve. What does he want us to serve? Living water. Life. Jesus. God breathed into Adam and he became a living being. God breathed into the second Adam and he became a life-giving spirit. A living being is somebody who takes up space and breathes in air. A life-giving spirit is not only breathing in but he is breathing out (life).
The Lord is saying to you and me, It’s time to bring it. Because if you are born-again, the Spirit of the Lord is living on the inside of you and me and the water source is there and sometimes we just need to draw. Have you ever syphoned water with a hose? Gas? I’ve had to make water try to drain out of a swimming pool before, and I was just praying it didn’t come into my mouth. You want to do it quick or you get a mouth full. I think right now we need that (infilling). I’m asking Holy Spirit to help us because all we need is just the flow to start.
John 4:14 Jesus said, Whoever drinks the water that I shall give him will never thirst again. It will become a well of water springing up within him for eternal life.
John 7:38 He that believes in me, out of him shall flow…
We all know the story of the woman at the well. She has the encounter with Jesus. And there’s a lot going on there. We will never have the water of God flowing in our life if we don’t have Jesus. And you can’t have the Spirit if you’re not born-again.
John 4:5-24 So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon.
There are no unbelievers among us, so I want everyone of you to see yourself as a well. Sometimes because of life, debris comes and wants to stop up the flow—happenings, disappointments. Hope deferred makes the heart sick. We’re told in the Word of God that our heart is the wellspring of life. Sometimes there needs to be a re-digging of the well. Really, just an uncovering of what is there. So Jesus is coming to Jacob’s well. He was tired and he sat down and it’s noon. In that part of the country at noon, it’s hot.
:7 When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.)
He is about to blow it all out of the water. He is setting her up. He is culturally crossing lines. But praise God that he did or we wouldn’t be sitting here today.
:10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”
Look at this scripture and what do you see that is most important about it? Find one word that identifies something that is good for you and me. Living water, ask, what else? Gift. That’s what I’m looking for. All those other things are very important. But I want us to remember that the life that we have in Christ is a gift. Salvation is a free gift. The water of life that we received is a free gift. It costs Jesus everything to give it to us.
But we need to understand, that when he offers us life, it is a gift. And you have received the gift of life, Lane, and everyone in here and those that are watching if you said Yes to Jesus.
He said, If you really knew the gift of God, and who is asking you for a drink—if you really knew who I was, you would ask me living water.
:11 “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?”
This is a generational well. It’s a generational well. Something that rose up in me is that iron sharpens iron. It’s good for you to talk with your family. It’s good for you to talk with other believers about the Word of God because there just might be something they say or something that you say that comes alive. Because in our conversation, something Anna and I were talking about, something that was said—we talk about generational blessing and generational curses. We have a generational blessing, it’s not just earthly, that comes from our Heavenly Father that goes from Jesus. He is saying, Come and drink from the generational well. Come and drink from the rivers of life. Come and be refreshed and renewed. Stop running on empty. Stop looking for the source.
Don’t be like the Israelites when Jeremiah said, You’ve gone to broken cisterns. You’ve gone to wells that have cracks in them, that aren’t holding water. You should have come to me, the living water. He is saying he does not want our springs polluted and he does not want us feasting or drinking from things that don’t produce life in us.
I will tell you, I like sparkling water. They have all the different flavored waters you can get. I like that. This is personal. I don’t want to do Diet Coke. But I like carbonation. But I can tell you, sparkling water does not quench your thirst. In fact, it makes you more thirsty. It has water, but the other ingredients in it are not thirst-quenchers. I can drink that, then I feel like I need water. But I like the taste. Kimble doesn’t like it.
I think there are things we drink from and it’s not pure water. It’s not the real deal. The Lord is saying, I’m the real deal and I’m present. And not only am I present, I’m resident. We’ve got a resident well that’s a generational well. It’s the gift of life and it’s come from our Father through the Son via Holy Spirit.
:13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again,
There are things we drink to quench our thirst, not just sparkling water but other things, and they don’t do it, do they? It’s temporary. Thank you, Kimble.
but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
Now that’s pretty awesome. We have got a spring of life living in us in Christ and he says that we’ll never thirst.
The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep going here to draw water.” She’s not getting it.
:16 He told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.”
Now he’s going to talk to the heart.
“I have no husband,” she replied. Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.”
:19 “Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet. Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.” “Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.
Isn’t that the truth? Here we are.
You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews.
:23 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
I want these scriptures to become a reality for us in this house and in our lives.
John 7:37-39. On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood up and said in a loud voice, Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.
So who’s the source? He is. The woman at the well, when she encountered Jesus, he revealed himself as, You would have asked me for living water.
:38 Whoever believes in me as the scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within him. By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given since Jesus had not yet been glorified.
Jesus is the source that we drink from. When we drink from Jesus, we’re born-again, born from above and we’re born by the water and the Spirit. I’m looking at what is present. And then he says, When you drink from him there’s going to be rivers of living water that will flow from within us. And he identifies what those rivers are. It’s the Holy Spirit.
The river of life that flows out of you and me, those rivers, it is Holy Spirit. You and I as water carriers, as vessels, are carrying the Spirit of the living God. We are carrying the waters of life to people in a dry and thirsty land. You have something they need. Our bodies are made up of mostly water, so is water not a necessity for our life? You can go without food a lot longer than you can without water. You can only go three days without water. Three days into the wilderness the children of Israel had no water. By three days they were dying of thirst. And God had a plan.
He is always going to bring you and me to sources of water that are going to water our lives in a good way.
:39 By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.
A side note here: Until Jesus was crucified, raised from the dead, went into the heavenly realm, and presented his blood and his body before the Father, no one could be born-again and receive the Spirit. He had to do that. This was the promise that was coming.
John 7:38 So he that believeth on me, out of him shall flow. Holy Spirit, the flow of living waters.
Isaiah 12:3 With joy you shall draw water from the wells of salvation.
Guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.
Isaiah 12:1-6 MSG. And you will say in that day, “I thank you, God. You were angry but your anger wasn’t forever. You withdrew your anger and moved in and comforted me.
:2 “Yes, indeed—God is my salvation. I trust, I won’t be afraid.
One of the key things the Lord has been speaking to us, especially last week, was not to be afraid. You are at the threshold of your promises. So what does the enemy want to do? He wants to keep you from possessing the land or promise. So he uses fear, discouragement, and heaviness.
So he’s saying, Yes, I trust, I won’t be afraid. God—yes God!—is my strength and song, best of all, my salvation!”
When we’re talking about drawing from this well, what are we drawing from this well? If it is a well of salvation, it is not just new birth. If you’re not born-again, you have none of this. But I sat with the Lord early on Friday and he said to me, Betty, if you could ask me for anything right now and I would give it to you—I want every one of you to think about this personally. If you could ask God for anything that you wanted and right now he would give it to you, on the spot, Done!
You start thinking about people that have needs. I thought about Will Graves in a wheelchair, quad, Up! I could ask God for that and Will would get up right now. I thought about different needs in all of our lives. I thought about the provision for the building—all those things. But I know really well that when God asks you a question, it’s really good for you just to sit there and ponder it before you just pop out what you want. And I think I have a little bit of help from Holy Spirit.
Because this is the thing. What came to me is, If I could ask God for anything and I would get it, I’d ask his for covenant. Listen to what I’m saying. I’d ask him for the fullness of the covenant. Because if I have covenant with him, and we do, then anything and everything that would go into that asking, from being healed to having provision to having wholeness, wealth, health, all of it, it’s all in the covenant.
He’s saying, I’ve already made provision for anything that you would ever need. Just come unto me. I’m your well of salvation. Are you ready to start drawing out of the full benefits of the new covenant in my blood? I’ve got a river of life flowing out of me. Makes the lame to walk and the blind to see. Go back and report to John to lame walk, the blind see, the good news is preached to the poor, and the dead are raised. That’s covenant. That’s the New Covenant.
He is saying to us today, exceedingly abundantly above all you could ask or hope or imagine. You’re going to find it in the covenant. I AM the Covenant. And I have come to renew covenant with you. And in this season I am wanting you to put a demand and draw out of the well of salvation.
:3 Joyfully you’ll pull up buckets of water from the wells of salvation. And as you do it, you’ll say, “Give thanks to God. Call out his name. Ask him anything!
I didn’t know what this translation said! Ask him anything! Why? Because the anything and the everything is in that well. If a man is thirsty, let him come unto me, says Jesus. If you knew the gift of God and who is offering you this living water, you could have asked of me and I would have given you living water. And everywhere the river flows it’s teaming with life.
:4 Ask him anything! Shout to the nations, tell them what he’s done, spread the news of his great reputation!
Go back. :2 Yes indeed. God is my salvation. I trust, I won’t be afraid. That declaration. We can take Isaiah 12 and we can begin to decree it. We need to find the leverage scriptures. He’s ready to leverage his Ekklesia. That is his ruling body, the called out ones. Right now in this room we form an Ekklesia. And when we hear the Lord or a rhema scripture comes alive to us, if we will take that word, we become his leverage in the earth.
We can decree and declare, Yes, indeed. God is my salvation. I trust, I won’t be afraid. Yes, God is my strength and song and best of all, my salvation. Joyfully, you will pull up buckets of water from the wells of salvation.
I believe this morning in this place, God is wanting you to pull up bucket-fulls. We’re in the Shout, My blessing is on the way! How about receiving it today? You will do it and as you do you will give thanks to God. So as you’re pulling up the provision, as you’re pulling up the blessing of covenant, just keep thanking him. You want to keep the flow going? Just keep praising.
Just keep thanking him and call out his name. Ask him anything! Shout to the nations. Tell them what he’s done. Spread the news of his great reputation. I believe the season we are in right now, God is living out loud. He’s living out loud in the nation. I have never been so vocal, out there, on facebook. Some of the things I posted this week, it wasn’t my plan to post them, but he said, You post them! Because we are in a war for this nation. And it’s time to stand up.
Our struggle is not against flesh and blood. There is a war going on in the heavenly realm and when God says, Decree! I have the gavel! This is what I’m doing. Guess what? If God says it, I’m going to say what he’s saying. Because at the end of the day, I”m not looking to give up on this nation and throw it.
:5 “Sing praise-songs to God. He’s done it all! Let the whole earth know what he’s done! Raise the roof! Sing your hearts out, O Zion! The Greatest lives among you: The Holy of Israel.”
The Greatest. He’s the Greatest. Lives among us. He lives at Miracle City. He lives here because you’re here and I’m here. And when we come together as one, he fills this place with his glory. He’s not going to be contained. He is working and he is working in our nation. I don’t think we’ve missed it, but have you ever seen a President—look at what he’s passing on human trafficking. Look at what he’s passing on prayer back in the schools. Look at what he’s passing as far as religious freedom.
We have never had a President to my knowledge, in the history of this last several decades, that has risen up to do what he’s done pro-life. He is a Cyrus. And he’s not perfect. But God is using the man. He’s going to keep using him. And I like the man standing next to him—Mike Pence. And I’m praying for a long haul. You can have it here and now or you can go the distance.
I believe what God has called us to do and with the decisions that we are making as a nation, and the decision we are making here, it is about a future generation. It is about preparing until Jesus comes. Our alignment with Israel is BIG. I believe the decisions that President Donald John Trump has made, he has undone what past presidents have done against Israel—and if Israel is calling him a modern-day Cyrus!
Guard your heart for it is the wellspring of life.
I like Bible Hub because it gives parallel translations of a scripture, then more of the contents, then it will cross-reference it. It’s a great tool. All you have to put into your phone is, Search Proverbs 4:23, and it will pull it up.
Proverbs 4:20-23 My son, pay attention to what I say. Turn your ear to my words. Do not let them out of your sight. Keep them within your heart.
My son, pay attention to what I say. We’re in a decade of God opening his mouth to speak, and he is putting the see and say in you and me. We become the mouth of God to create with him in the earth in the decade of Pey. So he is saying to us, Pay attention to what I say.
Pay attention to what I say. Turn your ear to my words. We’re in the decade of the word, the decree. So he is saying, Hey! Look at Me! Listen to Me! Turn your ear to my words—more than one. Do not let them out of your sight. Keep them within your heart. The first portion here is our key. He wants us to pay attention. He wants us to be sober and alert, not lured away by the enemy. He wants us to turn our ear to hear what he is saying. He wants us to keep his words within our hearts and in our sight.
Don’t let go of the vision. Don’t let go of what I’ve said to you. Look at it. Listen to it. Keep it within your heart. Joshua mediated on the Word day and night. Do not let the book of the Law depart from your mouth. We need to eat the Word and chew on the Word and mediate on the Word. Why? For they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body.
The Word of God is life and health. It’s life to us but it’s also health to our entire body. You want to walk in health? I do. Keep the Word. Hide it in your heart. Keep it before your eyes. Pay attention to what God is saying. That is a kingdom key.
Then he says, Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Think of it. Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. Jesus said it’s not the physical food that you take into your body that makes you unclean. It’s what comes out of your heart, out of your mouth.
I want to share some translations of Proverbs 4:23.
NIV Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
NLT. Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.
Think about that. Your heart is going to direct the course of your life.
In one of the footnotes of the Passion Translation it said, Your mouth has dominion. Your mouth has dominion. So if your mouth directs the course of your life and it has dominion, how does that dominion come about? Because what’s going to come out of your mouth is what is in your heart. So he is saying, your heart is the wellspring of life. That’s where your flow is going to come from. So he’s saying, Guard it.
That word Guard is where he put Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and he said, Cultivate it and keep it. It’s the word shamar, to guard, like you set boundaries in the garden. You have your sphere of influence. You have your territory, your tent, your treasury. Your tent being your physical body, the tabernacle of the Lord, but also your house. So he’s saying, Guard, protect, keep the boundaries of your heart.
ESV Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flows the springs of life.
BSB Guard your heart with all diligence, for from it flows the springs of life.
NAS Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flows the springs of life.
NKJV Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.
CSB Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life.
What did the Lord say in the new covenant that he would give us? A new heart. There is a new heart that lives in you and me. And that’s the heart that God wants us to guard.
Kevin. When it said, Guard your heart because it’s the wellspring of life, I thought of the verse that says, Our heart is deceitfully wicked. Well, if the heart is the wellspring of life and then in another place it says it’s deceitfully wicked—he told me it’s the heart that is surrendered to God. A heart that is surrendered to God is the wellspring of life.
Betty. That’s right. There it is.
Anna. That’s where we started out in James. If you submit yourself to God, the enemy will flee from you. So if you’re heart is a wellspring of life, then he can’t tread the water.
Betty. No, he can’t tread the water. The other thing it says in James is, Purify your hearts, you sinners. He says in the New Covenant, I give you a new heart and a new mind. So it is a surrendered heart. It is the surrendered life.
GWT Guard your heart more than anything else, because the source of your life flows from it.
Proverbs 4:24 NIV. Keep your mouth free of adversity. Keep corrupt talk from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead and fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the path for your feet and be steadfast in your ways. Do not turn to the right or the left. Keep your foot from evil.
Father, I thank you for the full benefits of the New Covenant in your blood. I thank you that you have given your Son, our Savior, our Lord, our King/Priest, our Bridegroom. You have given Jesus, our Messiah, our Source of Life. And to you Father, we come and present our members a living sacrifice. Jesus, you said to come to you, the source of life, that you are the living water. We are hungry and we are thirsty, and Lord, we want to partake of you.
Anything that has stopped up our wells, anything that has perverted or diverted, any place that we’ve not been in proper alignment, where we’ve not fully surrendered or been yielded to you in our heart, we come and present ourselves unto you. And Lord, in this season, in the invitation, you are inviting us to the wells of salvation to draw with joy.
And Lord, for the words that were released and the songs this morning, we say, Bring restoration. Lord, restore us to your original intent. Let us hunger and thirst for righteousness and let us be filled. And let the overflow come in. Let your rivers of living water, Holy Spirit, fill us, infuse us, with water of life, with rivers of life. Jesus, you are the Bridegroom. Wash us with the water of the Word. Renew us. Infill us.
Let there be a fresh infilling of your Spirit and Truth, the water of your Word and the water of your Spirit this day. That we be those life-giving water bearers that you have called us to be, as we go forth bringing living water to those we come into contact with. Cause us to be well-watered gardens. Cause our roots to go down deep.
Let Psalm 1 and Jeremiah 17 come alive in us. Let there be no worry or fear, Lord God, in this season of drought because our roots go down deep and we have tapped into our true source. And it’s you, Jesus.
So Lord God, thank you for your waters of refreshing and renewal, and the rebirth and regeneration that you have brought to us through the washing of the Holy Spirit. We say, Yes Lord, to all that you are doing in the season, for what you want to bring about today as we are gathered here as one, as the corporate man, on earth as it is in heaven. Manifest your waters. Manifest your life in us and through us today in Jesus name. Amen and Amen.
🎶If you’re looking for a city, for a place to show your glory, for a people, we’re available. We volunteer for whatever you need. Make this the time. Make this the place. Make us your people. This is the time. This is the place. We are the people. We’re available. Pour yourself out.
Betty. This morning we would like to ask Michelle to come. She has a ministry opportunity for the entire house to share with us this morning, and we are 100% behind this.
Michelle Chandler. I’ve been involved with Hope Clinic for almost a year. When Executive Director Karen Sims came to share the vision of Hope Clinic we didn’t share any fundraising opportunities. So I want to paint a little picture for you. Somewhere in our territory, or in the city, or the county, some community in the outlying areas, there’s very likely a mother and a father who would not even say they’re a mother and father yet. They might say they’re pregnant but don’t really understand they became parents in a moment, when God created life in her womb.
So there’s a variety of circumstances this mother and father might find themselves in. It could have been a result of brutality, and she might be alone. It could have been a consensual relationship with the expectation that they would never find themselves as parents. It could be a preacher’s kid who has a burden of shame now because she knows she’s done something that her parents and her entire church will disapprove of.
So there’s fear and a feeling of being trapped, that I’m trapped in this circumstance. I’m ashamed because I’ve put myself in a trap. And she doesn’t know where to turn. And if the father is involved, he doesn’t know where to turn. They both feel trapped and they’re afraid. They’re worried about condemnation from the people around them. So maybe they’re searching through their list of friends, people they can trust or family, people they can go to and say, Help! We don’t know what to do.
Maybe they’re just thinking, We’ve just got to reset. We’ve got to undo this because we don’t want to bear the burden or the consequences of our choices. They just don’t know what to do. So a lot of them, back in my day, would get the phone book out and look, because you didn’t know what to do. And maybe the first thing you saw in the yellow pages was abortion. Most folks now are going to cruise google or check their social network, their friends at school. Some may end up finding in this direction Planned Parenthood.
There is a Planned Parenthood in Hattiesburg and praise the Lord, they don’t perform abortions there. Let’s say this young woman finds herself going to Planned Parenthood in Hattiesburg. When she parks her car she might park in the back because she’s ashamed or afraid. But when she pulls in, she’s going to see on the right side of it a house that’s been converted into Hope Clinic. There’s a large sign that says, Free Pregnancy Test and Ultrasounds.
Hopefully that sign and Holy Spirit will draw her into that building instead of into Planned Parenthood. Because Planned Parenthood is going to talk to her, not as a mother, but as a person with a medical condition. If she walks into Hope Clinic, she’s going to be spoken to as a daughter of the King and as a mother who is carrying life in her womb.
So we would hope that this young mother might find herself in here at Miracle City, but chances are not likely. Hope Clinic meets the health needs and spiritual needs of this young mother. They counsel her. They counsel the entire family. They don’t just say, Here’s your pregnancy test and look at this ultrasound; there’s your baby. They present the Gospel to her. It’s a beautiful ministry. They keep records. They have the documented numbers of the salvations, people who come to the Lord who otherwise wouldn’t.
So what we’re asking you to do first and foremost always is to pray for this ministry. We also ask that you take one of these baby bottles home with you for the month of February and spend some time praying and seeking the Lord. You’ll notice this little baby bottle has a coin slot in it, so you can put your coins in there, a dollar here or there, or write out a check and put in there. Just ask the Lord what he wants you to put in this bottle.
We ask that you do this the entire month of February and bring it back the first Sunday in March, which is March 1. We will take all of these bottles back and say, Hope Clinic, we support you with our prayers and Holy Spirit has led us to gather this for you. I appreciate you doing that.
If you can’t bring anything in the bottle, it’s okay. Because your prayers are of greater value than anything else you can do. But please do pray. Please bring the bottles back even though you think they’re cute and your little child might like one, because these bottles get passed around to other churches all over the community. Thank you.
Betty. I like that it says, Baby Bottle Boomerang. Because it’s going out and it’s coming back. All of us have change. Fill those up with change and then let’s write a check, too. I’m just being real. Think about Change for Change. We want to see our community changed. We want to put our money, our resources, where our mouth is. We are pro-life and we are making great strides in this nation. We are partnered with Hope Clinic and I’m so thankful Michelle is on the board and part of the leadership there.
Kimble. Praise the Lord. How are you today? I love that song they opened with this morning. Lord, we’re available. We’re volunteers. Whatever you want to do, come and do it right here. I’m ready for it. Are you? Glory to God. I’m thankful He has called us for such a time as this. I want to say this. Revival is not contingent on the Chiefs winning the Super Bowl.
I believe the Word of the Lord and stand on the Word of the Lord. Whether the Chiefs win tonight or not, my God is greater than a football team. My God is greater than the outcome of a game, although he uses the things of the world to confound the wise. I go along with that. The outcome of that game is not going to determine what I believe. I trust the Lord with all of my heart, and I lean not on my own understanding. But I follow him in all of my ways and I seek His face. I seek His wisdom, His knowledge, His revelation and understanding to order and direct my steps.
I Corinthians 2:5-12 TPT. For God intended that your faith not be established on man’s wisdom, but by trusting in his almighty power. However, there is a wisdom that we continually speak of when we are among the spiritually mature. This wisdom didn’t originate in this present age. Nor did it come from rulers of this age who are in the process of being dethroned.
:7 Instead, we continually speak of this wonderful wisdom that comes from God, hidden before now in a mystery. It is his secret plan destined before the ages to bring us into glory. None of the rulers of this present world order understood it, for if they had, they never would have crucified the Lord of shining glory.
This is why the scriptures say, Things never discovered or heard of before, things beyond our ability to imagine, these are the many things God has in store for all of his lovers. Are you a lover of God?
:10 But God now unveils these profound realities to us by the Spirit. Yes, he has revealed to us his inmost heart and deepest mysteries through the Holy Spirit, who constantly explores all things. After all, who can really see into a person’s heart and know his hidden impulses except for that person’s spirit? So it is with God. His thoughts and secrets are only fully understood by his Spirit, the Spirit of God.
:12 For we did not receive the spirit of this world system but the Spirit of God, so that we might come to understand and experience all that grace has lavished upon us.
So today, I declare that the wisdom of God be made manifest in our midst, that he fill us to overflowing with all that he is and all that he desires for us to be, that we would not be led by foolish talk or man’s persuasion, but we would stand on the truth of God’s Word and see the fullness of his purpose, his original intents to be made manifest in our lives. So that we can go forth and be all that he created us to be.
So Father, we just bless you today. We thank you for your wisdom, for your knowledge, for your understanding. Father, thank you for that anchor that you have placed deep within our soul. And we declare that we will hold fast to your unchanging love. And be all that we can be as we’re led by your Spirit, the Spirit of Truth.
Have your way in this house. Come and pour yourself out mightily upon us because we have made place for you. This is your place. Come and dwell among us in Jesus name. Amen and Amen.
🎶My shame was my tomb, my failure was my tomb, till I met you. You called my name and I ran out of that grave, out of the darkness into your glorious day.
Lane. We come alive in the river.
Anna. Mercy, mercy up from the ground. We hear it now.
Gonna jump in the river. Gonna dance in the river. Celebrate Jesus. It’s a Jesus celebration. We welcome your river. Let your river flow. Let it flow, overflow. We come alive in the river. Break open prison doors. Set all the captives free. Spring up oh well in me. Mercy mercy. We come alive in your river.
Anna. I saw shouts coming out. I hear the Lord saying that just as we read from the scripture last week that he’s tuning us to his harmony right now. And just as that sound comes out and goes through this place, if you see in yourself any place that needs to be tuned to the harmony of God, (let Holy Spirit through that sound do that), and then all of us as a church (can come together in harmony with Him). The Lord is bringing us into his harmony.
🎶ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
Betty. Mississippi Mississippi Mississippi. He’s realigning us. He’s realigning us. He’s realigning us. As we began to release that sound to bring us into harmony with heaven, with the sounds of heaven, with the heart of the Father, I literally saw the state begin to move, begin to turn like a rudder. When I’ve seen the state of Mississippi, I’ve just seen it come up out of the nation and turn on it’s side. It’s a rudder. It’s original intent.
Anna. As we were in Greenwood and Greenville, when we did the Delta Tour, one thing the Lord showed us was like the land had been in hiding, waiting to be redeemed, waiting to be uncovered. I believe just as she saw Mississippi rise up from the nation and turn on her side as a rudder, that the land, the state of Mississippi, is being uncovered. It’s being awakened. It’s being restored by the sons of God.
Betty. Even as I have my hand on the top of the state, the top of the rudder, it reminds me of fishing with my Dad. On the back of the John boat in the 60s I remember the trolling motors as well as the larger motors, how they would turn the motor. I see the hand of God coming down on the state of Mississippi, coming down on the rudder, to turn us, to turn us in righteousness. It’s part of our birthright and original intent.
This Father of Many Waters, Mississippi—Lord we say, Father, turn us, turn our hearts. Set us at one with you and in harmony with heaven. And Lord, let us be the catalyst. Let us be the instrument that you’ve called us to be. Let our voice rise in the nation. Let us be the rudder in your hand and fulfill our part as a state to turn our nation. Lord, I thank you that it’s already happening.
Even as Kimble said this morning, we’re not waiting on revival. We’re not waiting on awakening. I believe we’re in awakening. I believe we’re in revival. I believe it’s part of who we are and where we are, but I also know the Lord is setting signs among us. We don’t follow the signs. We follow his Word. And signs follow the Word.
So Father, we thank you for the place you’ve brought us this morning. We say Yes and Amen as your people. Let what has been hidden, our birthright and the original intent of our lives, individually, corporately, and as a state, let us awaken. Let us awaken in it and move in it, in Jesus name.
🎶Kevin. The river of God. We rejoice cause the river is here. I’ve got a river flowing out of me. Spring up oh well within my soul. Make me whole and give to me that life abundantly.
Kimble. Hallelujah. Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks and I declare today that we have a river of life flowing out of us. Our words have the power to make the lame to walk and the blind to see, to open prison doors and set the captives free. We’ve got a river of life flowing out of us.
I want us all to come together and lift up prayer for Addison who has RSV. They’re taking her to the hospital. We pray the blood of Jesus over that child. Mr. Charlie, Brenda Eason’s Dad, is in the hospital and needs a touch from the Lord. Continue to lift up Paul for his complete healing. Karen, Nancy’s daughter, continued healing. Mr. Floyd is dealing with some issues. But our God is greater. And he is fully able to take care of everything that concerns us. He is our healer. He is our hope. And he is our salvation and our deliverer.
So Lord, we just come into agreement for your healing power to come upon all these that we named. And Lord, even those we didn’t mention, you know who they are.
So Father, we send healing their way. We send the blood-covered light of Jesus to manifest upon their physical bodies to rout every symptom or sickness and disease from them. Lord, your Word says that healing is the children’s bread. And I declare today we eat of the bread of heaven and we see the manifestation of healing, of all those we care for and stand with. Even our own healing, Lord, physically, mentally, spiritually, financially, whatever that is that we need healing for we thank you that you are a good Father and Jesus paid the price for it all. So we receive it today in Jesus mighty name. Amen and Amen. Glory to God.
We give you an opportunity now to come and sow into the work of the ministry, to bring your tithes, offerings, and first fruits. God’s a good God. And he blesses us. I believe he blesses us even times we don’t think we’re being blessed. But he’s always working. He never stops working and He’s always going to bring forth his purpose.
As we come today to sow, to invest into the kingdom of God, I know we will receive a good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and overflowing, provision from the Father. Because he takes that which we give and he supernaturally multiplies so that there’ll always be more than enough.
As we come today to the table of the Lord, we celebrate the sacrifice of Jesus. On the night that he was betrayed he met in an upper room with his disciples. He began to speak with them and reveal more about who he was and what was about to happen. During the meal he took bread and broke it and said, This bread is my body which is broken for you. Whenever you eat of it, do it in remembrance of me.
Then he took the cup and said, This cup is the new covenant in my blood which is to be poured out for you. Whenever you drink of it, do it in remembrance of me. So we’re going to eat of the bread and drink of the cup and we’re going to identify with the broken body and shed blood of Jesus. We’re going to remember the great price that he paid as he laid down his life on that tree for us.
But through that act, through that sacrifice, he redeemed us. He brought us back into right relationship with the Father, that we can live forevermore and have the hope of eternal life and receive the full benefits of the new covenant that he provided through that sacrifice.
So Father, we thank you today for sending Jesus to fulfill your purpose in the earth that we messed up. I thank you that your plans always succeed, that you always have a solution. Your Word says that before the foundations of the earth the Lamb was already slain. So Lord, in your foreknowledge you knew and took care of it. As we come today, we recognize the body and the blood of Jesus.
We recognize that as we take these elements into our bodies, we are supernaturally taking spiritual DNA of the Lord Jesus into our very being. We are relating with his suffering on the cross and we see beyond the cross into the salvation, the deliverance, the healing, the provision that he paid for for each one of us who believe. Lord, we remember all that you’ve done, all you’re doing, and all you’re going to do. We celebrate life in you, Lord Jesus. Amen and Amen.
🎶I was lost but he brought me in. Oh his love for me. Who the son sets free is free indeed. I’m a child of God. Yes I am. I am chosen, not forsaken. You are for me, not against me.
Betty. Praise you, Jesus. We worship you, Lord. All the fullness of the deity rests upon Jesus in bodily form. We have been given fullness in Christ. Just receive it right now. It is for freedom Christ has set us free. Every born-again believer in this room this morning has (been given fullness and freedom in Christ). (But you can’t know this fullness and freedom) if you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. Anybody need to say Yes to Jesus?
Then I’m going to say that we’re all sons of God and we’re part of the family. So in this house as a family we make room for you. I decree and declare over your life Jeremiah, over everyone that has gathered here this morning. We’ve gathered in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and we’re in our Father’s house. In our Father’s house there’s room. You’ve make room for us, Jesus.
In my Father’s house are many rooms, many mansions, many dimensions. I’ve made room for you. He said, I go there to prepare a place for you. And if I go there to prepare a place, I’ll come back so that you can come with me to where I am. You made a way for us.
🎶You made a way for us to enter the holy place. I am yours. You are mine and we’ll be together forever. I will climb this mountain with my hands wide open.
Betty. Praying in the Holy Spirit. Lord, I sense you’re wanting to do something here in our hearts and in our lives. And we thank you again that every word that you have spoken over us has an assignment. And it’s not going to return to you empty or void without accomplishing the assignment, the purpose, you sent it. Lord, I thank you that you are watching over your word to perform it in every life in this room. Lord, we thank you for the fullness and the overflow.
He’s wanting night and day, day and night incense to arise out of your life so that you are that sweet-smelling fragrance and aroma, spreading the life of Christ wherever you go. I hear the Lord saying, Not anyone—it is his desire that no one leave this place empty. He is removing any residue of the written code of the Law, any ungodly attachments to our lives through the spirit of religion or the traditions of men.
We’re coming to the cross. We’re coming to the power of the resurrected glorious Lord who is standing in the heavenly realms. The Lord spoke to my heart this morning and he said, I’m swinging at the enemy today and I don’t miss. Colossians 2:2-15 TPT.
Colossians 2:2 on this 2/2/2020, I am contending for you that your hearts will be wrapped in the comfort of heaven and woven together into love’s fabric. This will give you access to all the riches of God as you experience the revelation of God’s great mystery—that is Christ.
:3 For our spiritual wealth is in him, like hidden treasure waiting to be discovered—heaven’s wisdom—that wisdom Kimble spoke about earlier—and endless riches of revelation knowledge. I want you to know this so that no one will come and lead you into error through their persuasive arguments and clever words.
:6 In the same way you received Jesus our Lord and Messiah by faith, continue your journey of faith, progressing further into your union with him!
:7 Your spiritual roots go deeply into his life as you are continually infused with strength, encouraged in every way. For you are established in the faith you have absorbed and enriched by your devotion to him!
:8 Beware that no one distracts you or intimidates you in their attempt to lead you away from Christ’s fullness by pretending to be full of wisdom when they’re filled with endless arguments of human logic. For they operate with humanistic and clouded judgments based on the mindset of this world system, and not the anointed truths of the Anointed One.
So today we are saying No to the traditions of men. Me first. No to any ungodly beliefs, any ungodly soul-ties to people, places, or things, religion, ideologies, anything that is not in alignment with the truth of God’s Word. Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. The Word is the Truth. The scripture said, If you hold to my teaching, you’ll know the truth, and the truth will set you free. So I bind us to the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. To the truths that he has given us through his Word, His Logos.
When that word has come alive, it is a rhema that has voice, and it is speaking to you personally or us corporately. We bind ourselves and come into agreement with the true rhema words that God has spoken to our lives, into us, over us, our families, over our state, our nation. Because the Word is living and active and it’s full of power and it’s alive.
I became very aware that today we are reaching into the heavenly realm and whatever words God has spoken that he is ready to manifest in your life, your family, your territory, tent, or treasuries, our lives together, individually, we’re taking hold and pulling them down. We’re agreeing with God, on earth as it is in heaven.
:9 For he (Jesus) is the complete fullness of deity living in human form. And our own completeness is now found in him. We are completely filled with God as Christ’s fullness overflows within us.
The Word says that our own completeness is now found in him. How many of you have ever felt incomplete, not whole? I have. There is a completeness that God is wanting to bring in you and me today that we are not running on empty. I have found that if we are incomplete in our lives, if we’re not fulfilled, if we’re not full and overflowing, we’re going to look for something to fill the hole. And sometimes we can look for love in all the wrong places.
The Lord is saying today, You have come into my house because you are part of my house and you are my house and I’m going to give you a fresh infilling. I’m going to overflow today. How many of you want the overflow? This word says right here, And our own completeness is now found in him. We are completely filled with God as Christ’s fullness overflows within us.
He wants to overflow in you and me. How many of you know we’re in a month of joy, happiness really. In James 1:2 he says, Count it all joy. Consider it all joy my brethren, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because the testing of your faith develops perseverance; and perseverance must finish its work that you be mature and complete, lacking nothing.
The Lord is saying to you and me today, he doesn’t want us lacking anything. He wants to fill us with his fullness, and more than that, the overflow. He is living in us. He is resting in us. So he’s saying, Now just let me overflow. Why do you need the overflow? Why do you need him to fill you in every way?
Because, He is the Head of every kingdom and authority in the universe!
So if the Head over every kingdom and authority in the entire universe is filling you with fullness and he is overflowing out of your life, I think your enemies are about to be drowned. A Red Sea! He is the Head over every kingdom.
Hebraically, this is the month of Shevat and this is the Father’s staff. It has the Lord’s Prayer carved into it. Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. The word Shevat, the meaning of it is Staff. I didn’t know it meant Staff. Before the Lord told me last week, Double. Before Mary Martha he said, Give her the staff. Give her the staff. The homonyms. We’re in the year of the Double. And we’re in this Daily Double season of this year where you’re going to get things in the doubles. Daily Doubles.
Today if you hear his voice, don’t harden your heart. Because he’s got double for your trouble. He’s into restoration. So he says, Give her the staff. In the month of Shevat, he wants to put his staff in your hand, the rod of authority. When you look at the rod of authority, what did he tell Moses to do? Extend the staff. And the waters rolled back. He used the staff of Moses. He threw it down and it became a snake. The magicians threw down their staffs and they became snakes. Then the Lord has a knockout. His snake ate their snakes.
We have won the victory. And our perseverance is about coming up and abiding in him. When the enemy comes in like flood, the Lord raises the standard. He has given you his authority. And there is an overflow in you and me today. These are kingdom keys here. And you can read it in any translation. It will say the same thing.
:11 Through our union with him (the Lord Jesus Christ) we have experienced circumcision of heart.
This morning in core leadership we were talking about the heart. Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. Anna shared about the Delta Tour when we joined Marion and Beau and others in the Mississippi Delta. We went to three strategic cities. We were sent into the Mississippi Delta to unlock the treasuries that were stored there. I knew we had to go to Indianola first and then to Greenville and then to finish in Greenwood.
Little did I know until the day we were going that Indianola, Mississippi, where we started, is known as the Crown of the Delta. The Lord recognized it is the crown and he wanted to crown that city. Then we went to Greenville, Mississippi, and it’s the heart and soul of the Delta. So the treasury, what he had stored there, we were there to recover lost inheritances and take hold of what was in the heavens and in the earth and call it into original intent.
When we got to Greenwood, we found out the motto or word over it is, That’s So Delta! The Lord said Greenwood encompassed a culmination of it all and it was His Goodness. There is a fullness that is coming into your life and into your sphere of influence, and into your cities and towns, and into our state and nation. God is taking hold of the heart of America.
At the end of this month, if you’re able to be there, our Miracle City Worship Team is going to be joining Dutch Sheets and Chuck Pierce in Little Rock, Arkansas, to recalibrate the heart of America. It is strategic. It is a meeting that Clay Nash put together. We’ve been invited to bring the worship for this very important event.
So I’m not surprised this morning the Lord is saying, My son, Proverbs 4:20, pay attention to what I say. Listen to my words. Hide them within your heart. Keep them within your heart. Keep them before you. Because they’ll be healing to your whole body. Guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. The Lord is ready to bring his creative power through you and me like never before. He is wanting you to legislate heaven on earth. He is wanting to shift the nation, and he is looking for a people who are willing to be used by him.
So it’s through our union with him, through your union with the Lord Jesus Christ. It’s personal but it’s also going to be corporately gathering in here in him. He circumcises our heart. God is not looking for an outward expression. He’s looking for an inward expression that brings an outward expression. Because if you have it the other way around it’s just lip service and lip sync.
All of the guilt and power of sin has been cut away and is now extinct because of what Christ, the Anointed One, has accomplished for us.
:12 For we’ve been buried with him into his death. Our “baptism into death” also means we were raised with him when we believed in God’s resurrection power, the power that raised him from death’s realm.
I believe what the Lord is saying to us this morning is, I want to bring you up out of the grave. I want to bring you out of death structures. I don’t want you to be ensnared by even the spirit of death that’s been operating in this nation. I’m ready to bring an entire nation out of Egypt and I’m looking for a people to call them out. I am ready to bring harvest. I believe that we are poised.
And we don’t just need revival. I said it this time last year. We don’t need revival. I don’t want just revival. I want awakening. I want reformation and transformation where we’re not ever going to be the same. We’re never going to go back and cities are changed. Laws get changed. Hopeless people are transformed by the power of God. It’s time to live.
:13 This “realm of death” described our former state, for we were held in sin’s grasp. But now, we’ve been resurrected out of that “realm of death” never to return, for we are forever alive and forgiven of all our sins!
It is time for our past to quit dictating our future. We need to forget our past. We need to forget our yesterday. We need to glory in the victories and the breakthroughs that we’ve seen the Lord bring in our life. I’m not saying to forget those things. But quit making it an altar. And come on. Because God’s got something more for us as we move forward. Let’s not forget what he’s done, but let’s not camp out there. Or Peter, James, and John would still be on the mountaintop in a tent.
:14 He canceled out every legal violation we had on our record and the old arrest warrant that stood to indict us. He erased it all.
Jesus went to your arraignment. An arraignment is when you go before the court and they read the charges against you. And you’re going to make a plea. Guilty or not guilty. But Jesus stood in the courts of heaven and he made a plea and he said, I take their guilt. But he declared us, Not Guilty.
We’re in the year of the Double. Double Jeopardy means you cannot be charged for the same crime twice. You’ve been charged for the crimes on your life from beginning to end. God doesn’t look at it like you do. He sees the very end from the beginning. So any sin that we would ever do or have done or will do, Jesus paid them all on the cross. We really need to understand that. Grace is not a license to sin. The grace of God is in us enabling us so we don’t have to.
Don’t believe the lie that says you have to sin every day. That is not the truth. The Lord wants us to walk in victory. He does not want us to trample the blood and power of his resurrection under our feet. He wants us to rise up in his power. I’ve been crucified with Christ and I no longer live but Christ lives in me and the life I live in the body I live by the faith of the Son of God. It’s his obedience. It’s his faith. But the key is union with him. Apart from him we can’t do it.
He’s taken and cancelled out every legal violation we had on our record and the old arrest warrant that stood to indict us. He erased it all—our sins, our stained soul—he deleted it all and they cannot be retrieved!
I’ll never forget Chuck Pierce being at Mississippi Soaring here at USM when we hosted him in the city. He talked about how someone was trying to remind a relative of his of their sin. His brother said, Why are you trying to get up under the blood? We need to let the blood of Jesus do what it’s been designed to do. And we need to move forward. It’s time to move forward in victory and power. It’s His.
So he deleted it all and they cannot be retrieved. Everything we once were in Adam has been placed onto his cross and nailed permanently there as a pubic display of cancellation.
In some translations it says he took the written code, that is the law that stood against us or opposed us, and he nailed it to the cross through his body.
I said this earlier this morning. I had an encounter with the Lord Friday morning and this is what he said to me. Betty, if you could ask me right here right now for anything, what would you ask me for? And I would give it to you, right here right now. Anything. What do you want? I had a little bit of an inside track because it reminded me of a dream. I asked him for covenant. Because in the blood covenant, in the new covenant, this is what this is. We get everything.
Everything that belongs to Jesus is ours. I have a generational inheritance that comes straight from Father God through Jesus. I have the double portion of the firstborn. Jesus got it all, now. But he shared it with us, equally. That’s amazing. So new birth, health, wealth, blessing—all of the benefits of the new covenant. If you have covenant, you have everything.
Your enemies are his enemies. How many of you want the enemy that you’ve been dealing with to be God’s enemy, and him deal with it? That’s covenant. He says, I’m going to cut covenant with you, and everything that belongs to you now becomes mine. And everything that belongs to me now becomes yours. But the difference is, Jesus made the covenant with God the Father and he keeps the covenant.
And because of our belief in him, everything that Jesus secured is ours. That’s the goodness of the Father. He did for you and me what we can’t do in our own strength. So it’s a done deal. And as believers, we need to know what the Word of God says. We have been made the righteousness of our God through Christ because of what we believe.
He is made unto us wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption. It’s all Him. I just want to stand up in Him. I want to abide in Him. I want to live in Him. I want his overflow to come out of us. All of us. He’s got an overflow for you today. No more empty places.
:15 Then Jesus made a public spectacle of all the powers and principalities of darkness, stripping away from them every weapon and all their spiritual authority and power to accuse us.
It says that he has disarmed the powers and authorities, making a public spectacle of them. So if the Lord, through the cross and the resurrected life of Jesus, has now taken the spiritual authority and power away from the enemy to accuse us, if Satan is accusing us, he is violating the law of God. Ding dong, the wicked witch is dead, now. The house fell on somebody. It’s called the house of the Son. The house of our Father.
And by the power of the cross, Jesus led them around as prisoners in a procession of triumph. He was not their prisoner; they were his!
So not only did he defeat them, but then he took them captive. And said, Okay, you just follow around behind me in front of all of heaven because I have the victory. And there is another place in scripture that says that he, Jesus, always leads you and me in triumphal procession. Why? Because he’s had his victory walk. And he’s saying, I made way for you to enter the Holy of Holies. You’re in the family. You’re covered in the blood.
I’ve been reading blood of Jesus books here lately and I’m practicing Communion every day. The Lord said if I would partake of Communion daily I wouldn’t have sickness in my body. And then he would bring wholeness. When the Lord visited me on Friday and he said. What do you want? I could think of a list. I told Anna, knowing the blessing is on us, I’ve been like those little kids at the end of the movie, Overboard with Goldie Hawn, when they were on the Coast Guard boat and they find out she’s wealthy. They were making their list, now. I’ve been making my list. It’s coming. And checking it twice.
One of the last words that our son got at the head of the year in-house with us in worship before he passed—very rarely do I give prophesy to my children in a meeting publicly. That particular morning I had an open vision and I had a word for Kimble III. And I had a word for Anna. I believe that is what our son is participating in because I saw him sitting in heaven at a desk like you’ve seen pictures of Santa Claus checking the list and how it just scrolls off and keeps on going.
I said, Kimble, I see you sitting in the heavenly realm and you are like the purchasing agent or warehouse manager and you are checking off the list. You are overwhelmed at what is on that list for the people of God. And God says he trusts you there to see that they get it here. So ask whatever you wish or you want. I said, Covenant and the reason I did.
Finally, this. You might say, We come to Miracle City and we understand the first name before we transitioned to Miracle City was the Church of the New Covenant. And it’s still the Church of the New Covenant, because when we first put the name New Covenant on this place, when we first started in 2003, the Lord said, It’s not that you’re naming the church New Covenant like first church, second church. It’s not about the name.
It’s about who you are as the people of God. You are New Covenant people. And you are prophesying New Covenant, blood covenant, for anyone that comes in. Because if you are a born-again believer, you are New Covenant. Even when you change the name to Miracle City, the nucleus of Miracle City is the Church of the New Covenant. That’s who we are.
The reason we take Communion every Sunday is that years ago I had a dream and I was going into a large city like New York or San Fransisco. In the distance was the city and a huge draw bridge you had to go over to enter the city. There were multitudes of people as far as I could see behind me coming and we were trying to go into the city. When we got to the draw bridge it was up and standing on the top of the bridge was a man that I believe was an angel.
He said, There is a virus that has come over the entire city. Before you enter in, in my hands I have Christ’s Communion and the vaccination, anti-serum, for the virus. And he held it up. So you choose. Do you want the Communion or do you want the vaccine? Christ’s Communion? Anti-serum?
I stopped and turned around. My eyes fell on the children. I realized that what I chose would affect a future generation. I turned back, and it was not like you have an automatic answer. But it was like Friday. There is a right answer here. And I chose Christ’s Communion.
I woke up from the dream and the Lord said, Betty, from this day forward in your meeting each Sunday, you need to partake of Communion because I want my people to begin to partake of Communion and receive the full benefits of the covenant. The thing is, you can take a vaccine for one virus and it will take care of one virus. But if the body and blood begin to manifest the power we know that it is, and it is real spiritual food, then it doesn’t matter what happens. You’ll be like a John G. Lake moment and the virus will die in your hands.
I’m not saying to be unwise. But I am telling you the blood and what Jesus Christ has done for you and me, the power of the cross, trumps it all.
He was not their prisoner; they were his.
:15 Then Jesus made a public spectacle of all the powers and principalities of darkness, stripping from them every weapon and all their spiritual authority and power to accuse us. And by the power of the cross, Jesus led them around as prisoners in a procession of triumph. He was not their prisoner; they were his.
So today in this place, the Lord has decreed victory for us. He has a one-punch knockout for our enemies. And Anna said we need to know it, not just believe it. We need to know it.
In this place today, we rejoice in your victory, Jesus. We rejoice in the power of the cross. We make much of your blood that you have poured out for us for the forgiveness of our sins. We make much that our life is in your blood. And it’s not just about pleading the blood, but it’s about when we take in the bread and the fruit of the vine, recognizing that it is a spiritual meal. You said, Unless you eat my body and drink my blood you have no part of me. For in my body and my blood are real spiritual food.
So Lord, let not just the blood be applied to the outside of our life and to our land, our spheres; but let the blood so infuse our entire spirit, soul, and body, that anything that is within us, in our physical body, in our soul, anything spiritually that is not producing life, that is not a part of your victory, Lord we say, Let it be removed by the power of your blood.
For we overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony, and we love not our lives unto the death. So we are laying our lives down in you today, Jesus. And we’re saying, Let the fullness of the deity that rests upon you, Jesus, in bodily form, so overflow within us today that there be no empty or incomplete places.
Lord, I ask that any place where we are broken, scattered, or fragmented, that you would bring wholeness of heart to us. That you would come again, Lord, and you would sanctify and separate us unto you. Lord, we know that it is your Word and your Spirit that washes. And so Lord, we thank you for the rivers of living water that are overflowing and flooding and filling us with the fullness of your Spirit.
And we honor you. We thank you, Lord, that we are not only at the threshold, but we are entering into the promises. And Lord, I thank you for each individual standing in this room this morning. And this corporate house. Make us one, Jesus. Make us one in your name and one in spirit with you and Father and Holy Spirit.
Thank you, Father, for victory victory victory. That we have come out of the realm of the dead, out of captivity to Satan and sin, and we decree and declare that every place where the enemy would violate or try to violate our covenant rights, we say, No More. We decree and declare that your blood, your Spirit, and your victory has disarmed our enemies.
We receive and come up in the authority, the anointing, and your ability, Jesus, to be more than conquerors in the earth, in Jesus name. Amen and Amen.