Posts Tagged ‘God’s purposes’

Say Yes!

“For all the Promises of God are Yes in Him. And in Him Amen, unto the glory of God - through us.” (2 Cor. 1:20)

Authority & Power:

Did you know that regardless of what others say and do, you have the spiritual authority to rise above their actions and words! (Job 22:28) In fact, not even the devil himself can resist or thwart the plans of a Child of God when he or she uses the authority that God has placed in their hands! (Lk. 10:19)(Mt. 16:19)

Releasing Faith:

Your faith can change your world! No matter how difficult things might seem at this moment or how small your faith may feel. Even a little faith can do great things when its released. But you must get it engaged toward your situation if you expect to breakthrough into the place God is calling you. When your voice agrees with God’s purposes it is going to change that which is affecting you negatively.

God has given you dominion over your life. Dominion is the power and the authority to govern and control that which concerns you. He has put you in a position to grow in faith and every time you speak, you are setting the limits upon the enemy’s approach. God has commissioned you to set the spiritual boundaries and utterly defeat those things that are not in sync with God’s will for your life (2 Cor 10:3-6). Its a battle over your affections, but when God has captured your heart, the devil can’t move you.

Say ‘Yes’ to His Promises:

You’re a Believer! Your confession of faith is your “yes”. Set the decree ever before you and praise Him with the shout! Remember: “Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven” (Mt. 18:18). You have been given authority on earth to decree God’s will and He will back it up in heaven! God gave dominion for a holy purpose and you have the privilege to be used by God to speak His will and declare His desires on Earth (Mt. 6:10).

“Will of God – Be Done… On Earth as it is in Heaven!”

Pay Attention

“Whenever the cloud was taken up from above the tabernacle, the children of Israel would go onward in all their journeys. But if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not journey till the day that it was taken up.” (Ex. 40:36-37)

It is dawn in the Israelite camp, and the first thing on the minds of people as they wake up is, “What is the cloud doing today?” Hebrew children are peeking outside of the tent to catch a glimpse of God. They are looking for the rising of the cloud. Their attention was on His Glory! Any movement was an indication that it might be time to raise the tent pegs, break camp and move forward. The question on everyone’s minds as they emerged from their night was, “What is God doing?”

The wilderness was a unique journey. It was training, in perhaps humanity’s greatest weakness… paying attention. In all the travels of the Hebrew people, whenever the cloud lifted from above the tabernacle, they would set their heart as pilgrims, but if the cloud did not lift, they did not go anywhere… not until the day it lifted.

Fast-forward to the 21st century…

This is the generation of the smart phone, the iPad, the tablet, the computer, the TV remote control. Never before has there been such instant and personal access to email, social media and all manner of communication. We are more likely to wake up and reach for our phones, than our Bibles. Our minds are distracted with the constant buzz and noise of our personal worlds. God is still speaking, but I wonder who is giving Him their attention?

Many times, the things that distract us are good things, but they are hindering us from focusing on the best things… the first things (Mt. 6:33)!

We are a generation in which there is a “contention for our attention” like never before. The enemy knows that what captures our attention draws our hearts, commands our worship, and impacts our ability to hear the voice of God!

What draws our attention takes our time, and therefore; our life flow. I want to remind you to pay attention to God’s purposes, give Him your time and awaken every morning looking for His directives for the day. He is moving and you and I are called to move at His pace… and for His Glory! His Presence needs to be evident in our lives, beyond the occasional prayer meetings and Sunday morning worship. Ultimately, what captures the attention of God’s people also affects the eternal destiny of people around us.

Pay attention to the “cloud” and you will not be lost in the “fog”!

“Paga” is Impact!

Impact happens when two things collide. The Hebrew word “Paga” means to meet or make an impact. It can be violent as on a battlefield (Judges 8:21) or simple as the intersecting of two roads (Gen 28:11). From a Biblical perspective, it helps describe our posture in prayer… we pray in order to make a spiritual impact upon the realities around us. This word often is used when we see the word “intercession” (Isa 53:12). Intercessory prayer or prayer that creates opportunity for impact, is our way of allowing God access to the things that need to change in our life or the lives of others. It works, because God loves us and has given us power to influence and align the stuff of earth with the Culture of Heaven.

Prayer is Supernatural Impact: 

When we pray, we are asking for the Kingdom of Heaven to impact the natural realm around us. A good spiritual example might be when someone prays for you about a particular situation and the anointing creates a shift in the atmosphere. That encounter makes an impact and KABOOM! – two forces come together with a momentum that causes something to move. It could be a mountain, an obstacle, a hindrance or an evil spirit; yet through the effective fervant prayer of a righteous man (Jas 5:16), the things that stand in opposition to God’s purposes in our lives begin to move.

Dynamic Impact:

The anointing is God’s great power (dynamite- Gk. “dunamis” Acts 1:8) released by the Holy Spirit to destroy yokes and remove burdens that would otherwise hold us in impossible situations. The anointing, which is a tangible substance, impacts the person or situation like a truck hitting a wall at high speed. This power of God directed into an area of need breaks through and enforces the victory Jesus has already won for us. Whether it is for healing, needed provision, broken relationships or major obstacles… whatever the need, God has an answer that makes an impact.

The Anointing Breaks Yokes (Isa 10:27):

As the anointing flows through a person’s prayer life or worship, I’ve seen it break open the atmosphere and restore entire families within a few simple moments! Imagine this anointing coming into your life and flooding the atmosphere where you live, work or meet with friends. The Bible says that when we resist the Devil, he flees like a puppy with his tail tucked between his legs.

Release the Anointing for Impact: 

God is interested in impact through you, so life is filled with more peace, releases more joy and advances the Kingdom of Heaven around you. Like a caring Father; interested in providing for you, God’s purpose is for your good. The impact He makes is not designed to control you, but to give you the opportunity to have an abundant life… a blessed life.