4/3/19 Miracle City Global
Kimble Love. Good afternoon everyone. Welcome welcome welcome. Good to see all of you. We’re about to step into worship and just see what the Lord is going to do. At Sons of Thunder men’s ministry last night the fire of his glory fell. He’s the same yesterday, today and forever and his mercies are new every morning.
Lord, we just thank you. You are our strength, our hope and our future. I thank you, Lord, that nothing escapes your gaze, that you know all things and you see all things. I pray tonight that you would open the eyes of our understanding, that we would know and see like you.
Father, we pray tonight for the breath of heaven to blow through this house, to blow upon us, your people. We set ourselves in position to receive tonight, Lord God. All that you desire to pour out. Holy Spirit, I ask that you flow across this land, across this city, this state and this nation, that a glory fire revolution and revival would come forth. That your mighty righteous acts would manifest in all areas of society. From every valley low to every mountain high may your name be high and lifted up.
Father, we pray tonight for all of those in authority over us, from the city government, the mayors; and the state government, the mayors; our senators and our congressmen. Lord, for the President of these United States, his family, his staff, all those that you have placed in position, Lord. May you breathe your life upon them and into them, that they would see and hear and understand, Lord, and judge righteously.
Father, we bless them—the good, the bad and the ugly. We say, Just have your way. Show yourself mighty, Lord. We lean not on our own understanding but we trust in you and you alone. We say, Have your way in Jesus mighty name. Amen and Amen.
🎶Anna/Lane. We invite you in. Oh come and breathe on us tonight, across this land. Stir up your wind and blow all across this land. All across this land. Ohhhh the wind is blowing. Ohohoh. Stir it up oh God. Faithful you have been. And faithful you will be. Your praise will ever be on my lips. Ohohoh. You will be praised. With angels and saints we sing worthy are you Lord. Be lifted higher. Be lifted higher. Be lifted higher and higher. All hail King Jesus. All hail the Lord of heaven and earth. All hail the Savior of the world. Oh we’re never gonna be the same.
Just one look from your eyes transforms me in a moment. Just one touch from your hand fills me with everything in a moment. Oh, Nothing is impossible for you, Jesus.
Betty Love. We look to you Lord. We look to the God of the possible. We yield to the God of the possible. You’re our God. We yield to you. We look to the God of the possible right here right now. We yield everything.
Anna Love. We yield to the God of the possible. Everything we yield to you. Let faith arise. Let faith arise. Let my faith arise. He’s never gonna let us down. You’re never gonna let me down. You are good. God is so good, to me.
Betty. We welcome the goodness of the Lord. The faith of the Son of God is rising in us. The goodness of the Lord is in this place. We acknowledge your goodness Lord. We acknowledge your faithfulness.
🎶Michelle. There’s a grace when the heart is under fire. There’s another in the fire, standing next me. There’s another in the waters, holding back the seas. I know I will never be alone. Nothing stands between us. I’ll joy in every battle ‘cause I know that’s where you’ll be.
Gonna take back all the enemy has stolen. You are bringing restoration, ohohoh. Even as we enter into the harvest, you’re bringing restoration. Because you’re not just getting a harvest, you’re bringing it all together now. Oh we’re gonna take back what the enemy has stolen. Whatever it might be.
It’s in the blood of the one who is worthy. Oh it’s in his blood. You’re worthy Jesus.
Anna. I will not forget your words, oh Lord. I will not forget what you said to me. Oh we pick up the word tonight like a sword. (3) Oh we’re ready to war. (4)
Betty with sword lifted up.
Anna. We war with your word. We war with your word. We’re ready to war. (2)
I will not forget what you said. I will not forget what you’ve done. (repeated)
We pick up the words like a sword. (3) Oh we’re ready to war. (2) Whooo.
We welcome your angels. ohoh. We welcome your angels, oh every one, ohoh. Watchmen angels. Blueprint angels. Provision angels. Builder angels. Glory angels. Angels of your glory. Conducting angels. Engineering angels. Warring angels. Vision angels. Builder angels. Angels of your glory. We welcome all angels. Every heavenly being to run on the word. To run on the words, heaven to earth. To run on the word. It’s heaven to earth.
Oh we’ve had all the parts and pieces the whole time. (2) Oh my word is everything, says the Lord, that you could ever have need of. So pick up the word like a sword. Oh stand on the word and you won’t be moved. The word is your provision and your miracle. The word is his power living in you. The word is everything you need or have need of. The word is the answer you’ve been looking for. So we pick up the word in its fullness. We pick up the word in its fullness. We pick up the word in its fullness. We let it water us, oh for the harvest. We pick up the word in its fullness. (3)
We’re running on the word with the angels. ‘Cause he is accomplishing every word that’s gone ahead. It’s the time for the word to come to pass. This is the moment for the word to intersect with time. Oh we receive it with faith.
Let faith rise up. Oh heart believe. Let faith rise up in me. (2) Oh for your word. ‘Cause you gotta have faith. You gotta have faith. Oh you gotta have faith cause faith is what waters your word. Oh you gotta have faith. It’s the key to unlocking everything. Oh you gotta have faith. Oh even if it’s just a mustard seed. You gotta have faith. ohoh.
Faith in action, running on his word. (8) Betty. Hei Hei. Anna. Ain’t got time for dead things. (3) Oh it’s alive. (3) Faith is alive. (2)
The resurrected King is resurrecting me. He’s resurrecting me.
Betty. Resurrection, power and life.
Anna. Resurrection, power and life. (11) Oh and dominion. Oh we’re seated with Him. Ohoh. We take hold of it right now and we pull it down into the earth realm. Oh we reach up into heaven and we pull down what it’s doing now. Oh we reach up. We reach up and we take hold of his garment. Oh We reach up. We reach up now and take hold of the King of Kings. Oh we pull down heaven on the earth. Oh we reach out to a new place, a new place in the Father. Oh we reach out and we take hold and we pull it down tonight.
I’ve never been this way before in my whole life. Ohohohoh. (3) It’s destiny arising in this hour. Overflow. Every purpose of heaven is running. That’s what happens when we stand and we war and we declare words. That’s what happens when we take God at his word. That’s what happens when we speak out. Oh we hold to your word.
You are the Word of God, Jesus. It’s who you are.
Betty. We welcome the Word of God in this place. We welcome the Word of God, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Jesus. You are the Word of God and we welcome you here tonight in our midst. Jesus is in the house tonight. Oh Jesus is in this place tonight. The Word of God is here. The Word of God is here. We honor you Jesus. Word of God. (3) We honor you Jesus.
Anna. We honor you. We honor your word. You are calling me again. I hear your voice upon the wind. Heaven. Your presence is Heaven. I love to be with you. Deep is calling to deep. Heaven. Let heaven come fill this place. Glory to glory and grace to grace. Your kingdom come. Let heaven come. Your presence is heaven. Oh to be with you. I love to be with you.
Betty Love. Praise you Lord. Praise you Jesus. We worship you Lord. Faith of the Son of God come in this place. We release the gift of faith to every heart and every life right here right now. Praise you Jesus.
There is a now word that the Lord is going to impart to you tonight and I believe with all of my heart that the faith of the Son of God is going to come alive in you in a way I don’t think you’ve ever experienced before.
Monday night I was working on one of the 70 Day Decrees, and the Lord prompted me to Hebrews 11 and 12 in the Passion Translation of the Bible. There is definitely an impartation here tonight for us and I’m really excited about this word.
Father, I thank you for the now of heaven. I thank you for now faith that is activated and functioning within every born-again believer in this room. Father, I impart the gift of faith, the gift of faith that you have imparted to me and you have imparted to many in this room. Lord, we are stepping into the miraculous, because we are in a season of signs, wonders and miracles.
And Lord, you are considering the threats of our enemies and even now, you are stretching forth your hand through your people to heal and perform signs, wonder and miracles in the name of your holy servant, Jesus. We thank you for the now of heaven. We thank you, Lord God, for the power of bold faith. Yay God.
The power of bold faith that takes hold of the promises of God and pulls them out of the heavenly realm into reality. And I decree and declare that tonight we are taking hold of those things that are alive in the spirit realm. The Word of God is living and ready to be made manifest in this hour. We’re pulling down our inheritance. We’re pulling down heaven into this place and the manifestation of your promises on earth as it is in heaven.
Holy Spirit, Spirit of Faith, move through this room. Open up the eyes of our hearts and let the reveal come. I thank you, Lord, for faith that sees. I thank you, Lord, for what you are awakening within us tonight. You are awakening the gift of faith that works miracles. The gift of faith that sees beyond where we are right now.
Lord, as we decree and declare this word and as we read it tonight, Lord, may it become alive on the inside of us. May it become operative within us. May it spring forth, hahaha. May it reach. And we give you all the glory and all the honor. We give you the tablets of our hearts tonight, and we say, Write this word on us. We lay down our will, Lord, and we surrender to you. And we surrender to the word of faith and the gift of faith and the Spirit of Faith, that is within us—the faith of the Son of God.
I decree and declare that we have been crucified with Christ and we no longer live, but Christ lives in us. And the life we live in the body we live by the faith of the Son of God who loves us and has given himself for us. So again, let the faith of the Son of God rise up within you tonight to believe God and to take him at his word. On earth as it is in heaven. In Jesus name. Yay. Amen.
*****Today we led with the decree and if you’ve done your decree for today, you will see a statement on that devotion, and I want to restate it. The power of bold faith takes hold of the promises of God and pulls them out of the heavenly realm into reality. Our righteous decree over our nation is becoming a kingdom conquering key that is reestablishing true justice in our land. Now faith is upon us.
The first prophetic word that I received from the Lord through the prophet that activated and brought me into function, a portion of that word of the Lord to me was, “Now faith. Did I not say in faith, in faith, in faith, in faith, in faith and by faith all throughout Hebrews 11? Did I not say in faith and by faith? And it’s by this faith that you will see things changed.”
We are talking about life-changing, life-transforming faith springing forth in the sons of God. We’re talking about that which takes hold of the invisible and brings it into the now. We’re going to read all of Hebrews 11 and a good bit of 12 in the Passion.
Hebrews 11. Now faith brings our hopes into reality and becomes the foundation needed to acquire the things we long for. So now faith is going to take what you hope for, your hopes and your dreams and it’s going to bring it into the reality.
It is all the evidence required to prove what is still unseen. The testimony of faith is what previous generations were commended for. Faith empowers us to see that the universe was created and beautifully coordinated by the power of God’s words. He spoke and the invisible realm gave birth to all that is seen.
I decree and declare to you right now that faith empowers us to see. Now faith, the faith of the Son of God empowers you to see that which is invisible but is already created in the realm of the Spirit, so you can speak it forth and see it made manifest on earth. So faith empowers us to see.
:4 Faith moved Abel to choose a more acceptable sacrifice to offer God than his brother Cain. And God declared him righteous because of his offering of faith. By his faith Abel still speaks instructions to us today, even though he is long dead. 10403
I decree over us, faith moved Abel to choose a more acceptable offering. Faith will move you to choose what is acceptable. Faith will speak. It has a voice. You acts of faith become a testimony that will speak to a generation, those around you, and long after you and I have gone from this earth realm, our faith is still going to be speaking like Abel’s faith is still speaking and giving us instruction today. I would say that is an eternal thing.
Faith lifted Enoch from this life and he was taken up into heaven. Faith will lift you into the heavenly realm. Ephesians 1:3. Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who has blessed us in the heavenly realm with every spiritual blessing in Christ. We have been made to sit in the heavenly realm in Christ Jesus. So right now spiritually, we are seated in the heavenly realm. And faith will lift you into that heavenly place so you can see and receive and take hold of that which is really a reality and bring it into the earth realm, on earth as it is in heaven.
Faith lifted Enoch from this life and he was taken into heaven. He never had to experience death. He just disappeared from this world because God promoted him. For before he was translated to the heavenly realm, his life had become a pleasure to God. Wow!
Almost 30 years ago now the Lord told me in the summer of 1989, he said, Betty, I am looking for Enochs. I am looking for Katherine Kuhlmans. I am looking for Billy Grahams.
:6 Without faith living within us, it would be impossible to please God. Faith is living in you right now whether you’re aware of it or not. Faith is alive. It’s a living tangible thing. Without faith living within us it would be impossible to please God, for we come to God in faith knowing that he is real and that he rewards the faith of those who give all their passion and strength in seeking him. He is a rewarder. Faith is a rewarder. God is a rewarder of those that diligently seek him. Faith brings reward. It brings God in your face. Here I am. Hahaha.
Faith opened Noah’s heart to receive revelation and warnings from God about what was coming, even things that had never been seen. But he stepped out in reverent obedience to God and built and ark that would save him and his family. By his faith the world was condemned but Noah received God gift of righteousness that comes by believing.
Faith opened Noah’s heart to receive revelation and warning. The same faith will open your heart and my heart to receive revelation and warning from God. And that revelation will enable and empower us to build. It will empower you and me to step out regardless of what we see or think because we will see that which God has revealed to us and it will be more real than what’s right here.
:8 Faith motivated Abraham to obey God’s call and leave the familiar to discover the territory he was destined to inherit from God. So he left with only a promise without even knowing ahead of time where he was going. Abraham stepped out in faith and he lived by faith as a immigrant in his promised land as though it belonged to someone else. He journeyed through the land living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, who were persuaded that they were also co-heirs with the same promise.
Faith motivated Abraham to obey God’s call and leave the familiar to discover the territory he was destined to inherit from God. I decree and declare over you and me and those who are watching, faith will motivate. Faith motivates you to obey God’s call and leave the familiar to discover the territory that you are destined to inherit from God right now in Jesus name.
I believe this is a now word for the body of Christ. I knew it was for this house and I knew it was for tonight. I can guarantee you that each declaration is coming to you with an impartation. God is reaching into you and me and he is bringing forth a faith that opens your heart to him to receive. He is bringing forth a faith that will motivate you to obey his call.
:10 (This is talking about Abraham) His eyes of faith were set on the city with unshakable foundations whose architect and builder is God himself. God has given us eyes of faith to see the city. We have come to Zion. We have come to the New Jerusalem.
Sarah’s faith embraced the miracle power to conceive. Are you ready to let the faith of the Son of God rise in you? Faith will enable you to embrace the miracle power to conceive the vision and the promises of God. And not only to conceive but to birth it. Sarah’s faith embraced the miracle power to conceive, even though she was barren and was past the age of childbearing. For the authority of her faith rested in the One who made the promise. And she tapped into his faithfulness.
Now listen to that. The authority of her faith rested in the One who made the promise. Faith as authority. And the authority of that faith will cause you and me to enter into the Rest of the Lord. And when you enter into the Rest of the Lord, you get the rest. That’s just the truth.
For the authority of her faith rested in the One who made the promise. A promise is only as good as the one who makes it and has the power to back it up. The issue with Israel in the wilderness, those that did not get to enter into the promised land, is that they did not take the promise, the Word of God, and mix it with faith. So the Lord is coming tonight with an impartation of faith. And that faith is coming up out of your spirit man. Because faith is alive in your spirit whether you realize it or not.
And you’re going to get a FULLNESS. I didn’t know this but you can mark it down, but Sunday at Glory of Zion they were talking about FULLNESS. FULLNESS. FULLNESS. Faith is going to cause you to come into the FULLNESS of God. And I’m not talking about your faith or my faith, I’m talking about the faith of the Son of God that is rising up in you, the gift of faith. Just receive it and pull it down. It’s a gift. Hahaha. Just receive it. Hahaha.
For the authority of her faith rested in the One who made the promise. And so what did she do? She just tapped into his faithfulness. Because she rested in it.
:12 In fact, so many children were subsequently by this aged man of faith, one who was good as dead, that he now has offspring as innumerable as the sand on the seashore and as the stars in the sky. Say, That would be us. Father Abraham had many sons. Yay God. I am one of them and so are you. Yay God. 11500
:13 These heroes all died still clinging to their faith, not even receiving all that had been promised them. But they saw beyond the horizon the fulfillment of their promises and gladly embraced it from afar. They all lived their lives on earth as those who belonged to another realm. 11545
Faith will enable you to see beyond your horizon. It will enable you to understand and know and take hold that you are from another realm. We are from another realm. The Lord is desiring for us to begin to live like we live in the other realm and begin to take hold of what is there and bring it into the earth for such a time as this.
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. It’s time to occupy.
:14 For clearly those who lived this way are longing for the appearing of a heavenly city. And if their hearts were still remembering what they left behind, they would have found an opportunity to go back. But they didn’t turn back, for their hearts were fixed on what was far greater, that is, the heavenly realm.
And I would say unto you tonight, Is your heart fixed on the heavenly realm? The Word of God says in Colossians 3:1, Let us set our hearts and minds on things above where we are seated in the heavenly realm in Christ Jesus. Fix your eyes on the Author and the Perfecter of your faith. Fix your thoughts on the Apostle and High Priest. It’s the Word. So we fix our hearts on the heavenly realm. So because of this God is not ashamed in any way to be called their God. For he has prepared a heavenly city for them.
:17 Faith operated powerfully in Abraham. For when he was put to the test he offered up Isaac. Even though he received God’s promises of descendants, he was willing to offer up his only Son. 11750 For God has promised, Through your son Isaac, your lineage will carry on your name. Faith operated powerfully in Abraham when he was put to the test.
I decree and declare, Faith will operate powerfully through you and me, through the sons of God, when we are put to the test. Jesus said of Simon, Simon Simon, Satan has asked to sift you as wheat, but I have prayed for you Simon Bar-Jonah, that your faith not fail. And when you have turned back, you will be strength for the brethren.
And the very man that denied Jesus three times stood up and preached on the day of Pentecost and 3,000 people got saved. I don’t think his faith failed. Because our God is a good God and He is a restorative God and he can see your end and my end from the beginning. Thank God he doesn’t leave us where we are.
Abraham’s faith made it logical to him that God could raise Isaac from the dead. And symbolically that’s exactly what happened. Faith will make it logical. The faith of the Son of God will make the supernatural logical to you. That it is what it is. If God did it there. If he did it for Lane. If he did it for Laurie. Then he’ll do it for me. He’s not a respecter of persons. There is no shadow of turning in him.
He is the Father of heavenly lights and every good and perfect gift comes down from him. It comes down. Gifts come down. So just reach up and pull them down in Jesus Name. Every good and perfect gift comes from our Father of heavenly lights in whom there is no shadow of turning. That is the book of James 1. There is a perfect gift of faith living on the inside of you and me right now.
And because of the time and the season in which we live, it’s time for that gift of faith to come alive in you like never before. It’s personally for you. It’s corporate for the body of Christ. It’s for this generation. And it is necessary and needed for the hour in which we live. Whoa. Abraham’s faith made it logical to him that God could raise Isaac from the dead.
:20 The power of faith prompted Isaac to impart a blessing to his sons, Jacob and Esau, concerning their prophetic destinies. Faith, faith, the power of faith will prompt you to impart blessings to a future generation. It will prompt you. The power of faith prompted Isaac to impart a blessing concerning the prophetic destinies of his sons.
That same faith will prompt you whether you’re imparting a prophetic blessing to your family or those you have come in contact with and God is going to have you minister to them. The power of faith prompts generational blessing.
:21 Jacob worshiped in faith’s reality at the end of his life. 12225 Jacob had come to a place where faith was a reality to him. He was living in faith’s reality. I wonder how much of heaven he was standing in. Jacob worshiped in faith’s reality at the end of his life. Leaning upon his staff, he imparted a prophetic blessing upon each of Joseph’s sons.
So Now Faith, that gift of faith, will impart prophetic destiny. But it will also go to another generation. Because Jacob worshiped in faith’s reality and he blessed his grandsons as his own, Manasseh and Ephraim—Manasseh that causes you to forget and leap forward, and Ephraim is the double blessing, double fruit. Double for your trouble.
:22 Faith inspired Joseph and opened his eyes to see into the future. Are you ready for the faith, that now faith, to inspire you and open your eyes to see into the future?
For as he was dying, he prophesied about the exodus of Israel out of Egypt, and gave instructions that his bones were to be taken from Egypt with them. Praise God. That became a war word for them, because they knew the day was going to come when they were going to come up out of the land of bondage. And they were going to take Joseph’s bones with them. And they did.
Faith prompted the parents of Moses at his birth to hide him for three months, because they realized their child was exceptional. Thank God. And they refused to be afraid of the king’s edict. Faith prompted the parents of Moses at his birth. At the birthing of your children or your grandchildren, there should be a word of faith that is in you to prompt you to speak or to act on that child’s behalf.
:24 Faith enabled Moses to choose God’s will. Faith enabled Moses to choose God’s will. For although he was raised as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, he refused to make that his identity, choosing instead to suffer mistreatment with the people of God. Moses preferred faith’s certainty above the momentary enjoyment of sin’s pleasures. He found his true wealth in suffering abuse for being anointed, more than in anything the world could offer him, for his eyes looked with wonder not on the immediate, but on the ultimate—faith’s great reward.
Do you want the immediate, or do you want the ultimate? God has the ultimate. The ultimate.
Holding faith’s promise Moses abandoned Egypt and had no fear of Pharaoh’s rage because he persisted in faith as if he had seen God who is unseen.
So faith enabled will enable you and me to choose God’s will. And faith will also cause us to persist. Yay God. It will enable us to see beyond the here and now and to know what’s coming. Amen?
28 Faith stirred Moses to perform the rite of Passover and sprinkle lamb’s blood, to prevent the destroyer from harming their firstborn. Faith stirred Moses to perform.
:29 Faith opened the way for the Hebrews to cross the Red Sea as if on dry land, but when the Egyptians tried to cross they were swallowed up and drowned. Faith opens a way for you and me to cross.
:30 Faith pulled down Jericho’s walls after the people marched around them for 70 days. Faith will pull down walls for you and me, haha, for the people of God.
:31 Faith provided a way of escape for Rahab the Prostitute, avoiding the destruction of the unbelievers, because she received the Hebrew spies in peace. Faith will provide a way of escape for you and me.
:32 And what more could I say to convince you? For there is not enough time to tell you of the faith of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and the prophets. :33 Through faith’s power they conquered kingdoms and established true justice.
Listen to this: Their faith fastened onto their promises and pulled them into reality.
It was faith that shut the mouth of lions, put out the power of raging fire, and caused many to escape certain death by the sword. In their weakness, their faith imparted power to make them strong. Faith sparked courage within them and they became mighty warriors in battle, pulling armies from another realm into battle array.
Now that’s something. That’s called Two Camps.
:35 Faith-filled women saw their dead children raised in resurrection power.
I saw this as a declaration over you and me. Through faith’s power they conquered kingdoms and established true justice. I believe that is upon us right now. I believe that is what we are doing in the righteous decree. I believe that is what the 70 is about. I believe it is the faith of the Son of God and his power working in us to conquer kingdoms and establish true justice on earth as it is in heaven—in us and in the land.
Their faith fastened onto their promises and pulled them into reality. How many of you have promises right now? Promises from God? And you know he promised? How about taking hold, releasing the faith of the Son of God right now, reaching up, fastening onto the promises of God and pulling them into reality
Father, we take hold of our promises by faith and we pull them into the reality of the now. Now faith. Now faith. Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not or cannot see. We pull it down. What kind of promise has he given you? Take hold of it. I can think of a real good one right now. Take hold of it. Take hold of it and pull it down. Faith fastened onto their promises and pulled them into reality. You got a lion roaring in you right now? A lion that’s acting like the Lion but it’s not the Lion? Faith will shut the mouth of the lion. Ask Daniel. Ask Daniel.
Faith put out the power of raging fire. Ask Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Their declaration is, Oh King Nebuchadnezzar, Our God is well able to deliver us from this fire, but whether He does or not, we’re not bowing to you. That’s it. And I have it on good authority that faith put a fourth man in that furnace. It caused the king to get up and look. He gets up off his throne, What is this I see? And when they came out, we know the truth.
We know the Word of God says the very men who took them to throw them into the furnace were burned up. But when these three men came out of the fire, the ropes that bound them were burned up, but their clothes weren’t burned and they didn’t even smell like smoke.
It put out raging fire and caused many to escape death by the sword. In their weakness, their faith imparted power to make them strong. So where I’m weak, the faith of the Son of God is going to rise in me and make me strong. Their faith imparted power. Faith will impart power to you and me in our weakness and will make us strong. That’s pretty amazing.
Faith sparked courage within them. Faith sparks courage within you and me and causes us to become mighty warriors in battle, pulling armies from another realm in battle array. Tonight in this very room Anna began to sing and began to acknowledge and decree that blueprint angels were here, provision angels were here, glory angels were here, engineering angels, building angels, conducting angels, vision angels, taking back the land angels, warring angels. They’re here.
Your faith will pull armies from another realm into battle array. Faith-filled women saw their dead children raised in resurrection power.
Yet, it was faith that enabled others to endure great atrocities. (Think about Stephen) They were stretched out on the wheel and tortured, and didn’t deny their faith in order to be freed, because they longed for a more honorable and glorious resurrection.
:36 Others were mocked and experienced the most severe beating with whips; they were in chains and imprisoned. Some of these faith champions were brutally killed by stoning, being sawn in two or slaughtered by sword. These lived in faith as they went about wearing goatskins and sheepskins for clothing.
They lost everything they possessed, they endured great afflictions, and they were cruelly mistreated.
:38 They wandered the earth living in the desert wilderness, in caves, on barren mountains and in holes in the earth. Truly, the world was not even worthy of them, not realizing who they were.
:39 These were the true heroes, commended for their faith, yet they lived in hope without receiving the fullness of what was promised them.
:40 But now God has invited us to live in something better than what they had—faith’s fullness. Remember what I told you Sunday—Fullness was here. He said, FULLNESS is here. That’s how he said it. FULLNESS is here. I thought, well, we’ve been given fullness in Christ Jesus, right? All the fullness of the deity rests upon Jesus in bodily form. And we’ve been given fullness in Christ, and that is true. But he said, No. FULLNESS, like it was a spiritual being or an angel or a tangible being, had come into this place. Faith’s FULLNESS has come into us. Because of them—them together with us has brought us into a fullness of time, and faith’s fullness.
They are all leaning over the bannister of heaven saying, Come on! And they probably want to just thump some of the Western church on their heads and say, Really?
This is so that they could be brought to finished perfection alongside of us.
Hebrews 12. As for us, we have all of these great witnesses who encircle us like clouds. Last year when we were in Gulf Shores, Tara had gone on that ministry trip with us and that morning before the ministry, the first thing she heard was Anna’s voice loud and clear, Hello Cloud. Hello Cloud. Hello Cloud.
As for us, we have all these great witness who encircle us like clouds. So we must let go of every wound that has pierced us and the sin we so easily fall into. Then we will be able to run life’s marathon race with passion and determination, for the path has been already marked out before us.
:2 We look away from the natural realm and we fasten our gaze onto Jesus who birthed faith within us and who leads us forward into faith’s perfection. (read again)
His example is this: Because his heart was focused on the joy of knowing that you would be his, he endured the agony of the cross and conquered its humiliation, and now sits exalted at the right hand of the throne of God.
:3 So consider carefully how Jesus faced such intense opposition from sinners who opposed their own souls, so that you won’t become worn down and cave in under life’s pressures.
:4 After all, you have not yet reached the point of sweating blood in your opposition to sin.
:5 And have you forgotten his encouraging words spoken to you as his children? He said, “My child, don’t underestimate the value of the discipline and training of the Lord God, or get depressed when he has to correct you.
:6 For the Lord’s training of your life is the evidence of his faithful love. And when he draws you to himself, it proves you are his delightful child.”
:7 Fully embrace God’s correction as part of your training, for he is doing what any loving father does for his children. For who has ever heard of a child who never had to be corrected?
:8 We all should welcome God’s discipline as the validation of authentic sonship. (Say, I’m a son. Who has ever had God correct you? Me.) For if we have never once endured his correction it only proves we are strangers and not sons.
:9 And isn’t it true that we respect our earthly fathers even though they corrected and disciplined us? Then we should demonstrate an even greater respect for God, our spiritual Father, as we submit to his life-giving discipline. Say, The discipline of Father God is life-giving. I receive it in Jesus Name.
:10 Our parents corrected us for the short time of our childhood as it seemed good to them. But God corrects us throughout our lives for our own good, giving us an invitation to share in his holiness.
:11 Now all discipline seems to be more pain than pleasure at the time, yet later it will produce a transformation of character, bringing a harvest of righteousness and peace to those who yield to it.
:12 So be made strong even in your weakness by lifting up your tired hands in prayer and worship. (How many came in here a little bit tired tonight? I did. What did we do? We lifted our hands in worship. And that tiredness, that weariness, maybe even a lack of faith left. Amen?) And strengthen your weak knees, for as you keep walking forward on God’s paths all your stumbling ways will be divinely healed.
Just say, Keep moving. Hei Hei Hei. Not only do I keep moving, I had to start running in this place. Might not have felt like running, but I was going to run. Because he was worth a run in the moment, and that’s what faith was prompting me to do—Run. Run. Sometimes he makes you run on. Ha.
:14 In every relationship be swift to choose peace over competition, and run swiftly toward holiness, for those who are not holy will not see the Lord.
:15 Watch over each other to make sure that no one misses the revelation of God’s grace. And make sure no one lives with a root of bitterness sprouting within them which will only cause trouble and poison the hearts of many.
:16 Be careful that no one among you lives in immorality, becoming careless about God’s blessings, like Esau who traded away his rights as the firstborn for a simple meal.
:17 And we know that later on when he wanted to inherit his father’s blessing, he was turned away, even though he begged for it with bitter tears, for it was too late then to repent because it had already gone to Jacob. Now he blessed him—but he sold it. We don’t want to sell our birthrights. In fact, Jesus has secured our birthrights and he wants us to take hold of them. Pull them down.
:18 For we are not coming, as Moses did, to a physical mountain with its burning fire, thick clouds of darkness and gloom, and with a raging whirlwind.
:19 We are not those who are being warned by a jarring blast of a trumpet and the thundering voice; the fearful voice that they begged to be silenced. They couldn’t handle God’s command that said, “If so much as an animal approaches the mountain it is to be stoned to death.”
:21 The astounding phenomena Moses witnessed caused him to shudder with fear and he could only say, “I am trembling in terror.” I am shaking in it, now, Lord.
:22 By contrast, we have already come near to God in a totally different realm, (Say, I’m so glad) the Zion-realm, for we have entered the city of the Living God, which is the New Jerusalem in heaven. We have joined the festal gathering of myriads of angels in their joyous celebration.
:23 And as members of the church of the Firstborn all our names have been legally registered as citizens of heaven. And we have come before God who judges all, and who lives among the spirits of the righteous who have been made perfect in his eyes. Isn’t that awesome?
:24 And we have come to Jesus who established a new covenant with his blood sprinkled upon the mercy seat; blood that continues to speak from heaven, “forgiveness,” a better message than Abel’s blood that cries from the earth, “justice.”
:25 Make very sure that you never refuse to listen to God when he speaks. For the God who spoke on earth from Sinai is the same God who now speaks from heaven. Those who heard him speak his living Word on earth found nowhere to hide, so what chance is there for us to escape if we turn our backs on God and refuse to hear his warnings as he speaks from heaven?
:26 The earth was rocked at the sound of his voice from the mountain, but now he has promised, “Once and for all I will not only shake the systems of the world, but also the unseen powers in the heavenly realm.”
:27 Now this phrase “once and for all” clearly indicates the final removal of things that are shaking, that is, the old order, so only what is unshakable will remain.
:28 Since we are receiving our rights to an unshakeable kingdom we should be extremely thankful and offer God the purest worship that delights his heart as we lay down our lives in absolute surrender, filled with awe. For our God is a holy, devouring fire.
So, Faith brings hope into reality.
Faith empowers us to see.
Faith moves you to choose the right offering at the right time.
Faith speaks instruction. It has a voice.
Faith lifts us from this life to take hold of that which is in heaven.
Faith opens your heart to receive revelation and warning from God.
Faith motivates us to obey God’s call.
Faith sees. Faith’s eyes are fixed on things above.
Faith embraces the miracle power of God to conceive and to give birth. That’s where we are in the kind of year that we’re in.
Faith has authority.
Faith rests in the One who made the promise.
Faith operates powerfully in the test.
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The power of bold faith takes hold of the promises of God and pulls them out of the heavenly realm into reality.
Father, I thank you for the word tonight. I thank you for the impartation. I thank you that faith is alive. Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. We receive the FULLNESS of faith. Faith has come into FULLNESS. Now let that gift of faith and the faith of the Son of God operate in us in perfection on earth as it is in heaven so that we can take from that which is there and bring it here. Hahaha. In Jesus Mighty Name. Amen and Amen. Yay God.