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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!”

Knowing God’s Favor

The Bible tells us that Abraham was known by God. Abraham saw the Lord and His angels. Once the Lord sent three of His angels to communicate His plans and share His purposes with Abraham (Gen. 18:1-3). When Abraham saw the angels he ran to meet them, bowed down and greeted them with these words,

  • “My Lord, if I have now found favor in Your sight, do not pass on by Your servant.”

Abraham knew that the presence of angels meant access to God’s favor and the fulfilment of His Promise. God was bringing increase into his house, giving him a promised son and making him a blessing to the generations that would follow his example of faith.

Blessing and Favor:

There are some things that money cannot buy… one of them is favor. When God’s favor is on your life, wonderful things will happen to you and for you. Favor will take you where nothing else can take you. Favor can open doors and prevent calamity. Favor can help you do more with less. Favor can make a way where there is no way! The good news is that every Child of God who walks by faith is given access to favor. Favor is what makes the impact of a promise carry blessing for generations. God watches over His Word to perform it (Jer. 1:12)… because He watches over you.

Watching is Favoring:

God was watching over Abraham based upon the Promise He had made to bless Abraham and his descendants through Isaac (Gen. 17:19). Not only to Abraham; but God also spoke to Isaac personally to confirm this amazing favor. God promised Isaac that He would favor him in the same way that He had favored his father Abraham (Gen. 26:2-6). Blessing comes to Abraham and Isaac as an empowerment to prosper, because of God’s watchfulness and supernatural hand upon the Promises made. Blessing always goes hand in hand with favor. In order to be blessed by someone, you must first be favored by them.

And who better to be favored by… than God?!

Recognizing Favor:

You can recognize the favor by the blessing! Abraham was known as the wealthiest man in all the land. He exibited favor as a man of faith! As a spiritual descendant of Abraham and a Child of God, God has promised to favor you and bless you. When you embrace God’s Word; His principles and His wisdom, you will automatically find His favor as well. When you seek His mercy, kindness, and truth and reject and shut out all hatred, selfishness, deliberate hypocrisy, and falsehood, then you will not only find favor, but also good understanding and high esteem in the sight of God and man as well!

“When a man’s ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.” (Prov. 16:7)

God’s favor on your life translates into favor with man as well. Doors will open and opportunities will come. Blessings will run after you! Even sinners will say “yes” to you when they would have said “no” to everyone else. God will send His Spirit and His angels to cause favor to shine on you… from every direction and in all your ways.

Expect God’s favor to be on your life even as it followed Abraham… because faith in Christ activates the Promise! (Rom. 4:13-25)

Fueled by Hope

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Rom 15:13)

OK, Spirit Filled Believer - the time to evaluate your trust level is now! Joy and peace are the evidence of a healthy faith in God. Its time to get honest and recognize the difference between busy energy and the power of the Holy Spirit. One gives temporary relief, while the other fuels us with the supernatural power of hope. The God of hope wants to fill you up so completely that you overflow with hope!

A Fueling Station:

This is the stuff we talk about endlessly in our Christian huddles, but cannot find when the going gets tough. Remind yourself today that this kind of fruitful lifestyle gets into our lives by pulling upon the power of the Holy Spirit. God has given us a fueling station to plug our hearts into. You cannot work it up or prop it up with flattering words… its only gonna come from soaking in the Presence of the Holy Spirit. You will need some time with God.

Soaking in His Presence:

Emerse yourself in His love and awaken your perception to the flow of mercy and grace from the spiritual realm. Praise God for His kindness to forgive you of your sin and let go of all your concerns about measuring up to some arbitrary standard. Just let it go for a moment and see how different it feels to be accepted without performance… without trying, doing or being anything but yourself. Let God have you, not your sacrifice, service or plans.

God Loves… You!

You are who God loves, completely and unconditionally. Take that in for a moment and let it settle on the busy-ness of your mind. Wait… just wait for a moment until that thought of “God loving you”, gets past your mind and settles your heart. Can you sense God’s heart toward you? You see our greatest challenge is not that we cannot receive the Lord’s discipline, its that we so easily forget how deeply He loves and accepts us as His Child (Heb 12:3-8). That is where the hope is.

Our Father:

The hope is in the fact that He is on our side and will deliver us from all harm. He covers and comforts, watches and waits on us; He listens and comes closer than the breath that we breathe… because He truly is the God of Hope. He is our Father, the defender of the weak and the healer of the broken and His delight is to fuel our lives with hope.

The Believer’s Authority

I want to encourage you today to believe for and walk in the future God has for you.

There is a catch however, you will need to press into God and stand firm against the devil. Just as soon as you begin to set your sights on God’s best for your life there will be a battle… for your identity and your sense of spiritual vision. You will need to know your authority in Christ and how to use that authority to defeat the enemy’s schemes (Eph 6:10-12).

Defining Spiritual Authority: 

Spiritual authority is the right to control, command, or determine the future based upon God’s Promise and the Holy Spirit’s guidence. Its like a badge of approval to advance His Will in the midst of difficult circumstances. Believers in Christ have been entrusted with a spiritual ‘power of attorney’… an authority to act in the absence and interest of God. Much like a nation’s ambassador would represent their interest in a foreign land, so also we represent God’s Kingdom interest on Earth.

Delegated to Us:

All authority in heaven and on earth belongs to Jesus (Mt 28:18). He proved it by defeating the devil in every one of his evil works (1 Jn 3:8), crushing his head at the Cross (Gen 3:15). Then, by rising from the dead, He disarmed every principality and power that ruled in the heavenly realms. He is even now, seated “far above all principality and power, might and dominion and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come” (Eph 1:21). His victory has become our hope of liberty from the power of sin and the grip of Satan’s lies. Although, the devil stood in defiance to God’s Promises in our lives, Christ won our victory. So that we could live in His authority.

Simply Believe:

Jesus said: “I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you” (Lk 10:19). Faith and obedience unlock the door of authority. If you can believe for the destiny of God, you can walk in it. Just remember to hold on to your identity in Christ Jesus and focus on His vision for the future.

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jer 29:11)

Numbers Matter to God!

I recently was asked to share a prophetic message about the times and seasons of God. I am not a prophet, but I trust God’s voice and have found Him to be quite open to those who know Him as their Friend. I have become confident that it pleases God to see us bear more fruit in our lives, simply because we have saught for deeper revelation.

Scripture makes it clear that it is important to understand the process of searching out Truth and listening to the Holy Spirit to uncover the hidden things of God’s heart (1 Cor 2:6-10). When we abide in the Truth (reality from God’s perspective) we are being set free (Jn 8:31-36) and our freedom positions us to be more effective in the world around us. Prophetic revelation is an awesome priority of the Kingdom. 

Kingdom Advancement: 

Remember that the goal of prophetic ministry is the advancement of the Kingdom of God in the Earth. He has plans and purposes that were prepared for us even before the foundations of the Earth were established. It has always been my belief that numbers matter to God in the explanation of times and seasons. If we are willing to search it out, God is willing to reveal His secrets. In fact, the Apostle Paul explains two reasons for us to search out the will of God; first, so that we can redeem our time (Eph 5:15-17) and second, so we feel confident in our ability to obey Him (Rom 12:2).

Hebrew Numbers: 

One of the most helpful Biblical tools for my study has been the Hebraic Numbers Chart given below. The Jewish people believed every number had a meaning and could be useful in discerning the prophetic patterns of God’s will. Obviously this is not an exact science, but I have found these meanings to be a great place to begin my prayerful search. I hope they are a blessing to your study as well. 

#- Meaning:
1- Unity; New beginnings
2- Union; Division; Witnessing
3- Divine completeness and perfection
4- Creation; The world; Creative works
5- Grace; God’s goodness; Pentateuch (first five books)
6- Weakness of man; Manifestation of sin ; Evils of Satan
7- Resurrection; Spiritual completeness; Fathers perfection
8- New birth; New beginnings
9- Fruit of the spirit; Divine completeness from the Father
10- Testimony; Law and responsibility
11- Disorder and judgement
12- Governmental perfection
13- Apostasy; depravity and rebellion
14- Deliverance; Salvation
15- Rest
16- Love
17- Victory
18- Bondage
19- Faith
20- Redemption
21- Exceeding sinfulness of sin
22- Light
23- Death
24- The Priesthood
25- Repentance; The forgiveness of sins
26- The Gospel of Christ
27- Preaching of the Gospel
28- Eternal life
29- Departure
30- Blood of Christ; Dedication
31- Offspring
32- Covenant
33- Promise
34- Naming of a son
35- Hope
36- Enemy
37- The word of our Father
38- Slavery
39- Disease
40- Trials; Probation; Testings
42- Israel’s oppression; First advent
44- Judgement of the World
45- Preservation
50- Holy Spirit; Pentecost
60- Pride
66- Idol worship
70- Punishment and restoration of Israel; Universality
100- Election; Children of the promise
119- Spiritual perfection and victory 7*17=119
120- Divine period of probation
144- The Spirit guided life
200- Insufficiency
600- Warfare
666- Antichrist
777- Christ
888- Holy Spirit; The sum of Tree of Life
1000- Divine completeness and Fathers glory
4000- Salvation of the world through the blood of the Lamb ( Those who chose between Christ and Antichrist)
6000- Deception of Antichrist; Second advent
7000- Final judgement; Zadok
144,000- Those numbered of Israel