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~ I'll climb to the lookout tower and scan the horizon.
I'll wait to see what God says ~ Habakkuk 2:1-2
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Jan 25, 2014

Day 3 ~ Extended Focus ~ Change Your Atmosphere



"For many years ...
when I traveled throughout the world 
and specifically in the USA 
ministering at various churches and facilities, 
I was always subject to the spiritual environment 
and atmosphere within their walls. 
Some places were fantastic, 
but the majority of them were consumed with 
strife, gossip, competition, debt and void 
of the presence of God 
and revelation knowledge. 
And it would take me up to two nights 
of high praises to eventually correct 
an atmosphere filled with demonic crap 
and align the people 
with God's will, intentions, and blessings. 
By the third night, 
people were free 
with a divine understanding 
of God's purpose for them, 
corporately and individually. 
Then the praise, worship, and manifestations 
would explode upon the entire congregation."

http://www.kimclement.com/watch/

Jan 24, 2014

Day 3 ~ Nine Day Prayer Focus ~ Change Your Atmosphere



Change Your Atmosphere!

Read Matthew 13

Speak Faith! 

Jesus could do very little in Nazareth 
because the atmosphere 
was so filled with unbelief. 
Jesus was the all-powerful God 
walking the earth, 
capable of signs and wonders, 
yet the atmosphere in Nazareth 
created a barrier for His intervention. 
Break the negative 
atmospheric presence 
around you by 
prophetic declarations 
of victory!


Chuck D. Pierce
http://www.glory-of-zion.org
Glory of Zion International Ministries, Inc.


Lord, I appreciate that you also were judged,
by those who knew of you...
maybe even grew up with you.
It helps me understand that our calling ...
our position or circle of influence...
usually isn't within our 'comfort zone'.
May we identify the barriers
that label us ineffective.
May we discern the relationships
that hold us in the past.
And declare to move forward ...
courageously and victoriously.
Teach us to see from your kingdom perspective.
That we not limit ourselves
according to opinion
or scrunched up brow.
Infuse us with a knowing...
when it is TIME to move on. 
May we know when it's TIME to step back;
shake the dust from our feet,
and move the the next appointed place.

AMEN

Your warrior Bride

Jan 22, 2014

Day 2 ~ Personal Focus ~ Express His Heart












Securely HELD

 

In Day 2: Chuck encouraged us...

Learn to express His heart! 
Memorize and Mediate on 
Proverbs 29:18 
2 Chronicles 20:20. 

Prophecy is expressing 
the mind and heart of God. 
Let the Lord deal with 
your emotions. 
Invite the Spirit of God 
to subdue your emotions 
so His heartbeat can be heard. 
Declare that all self-pity a
nd hope deferred is 
being removed from you. 
Command bitterness 
and unforgiveness 
to leave your soul.

Express the heart of God 
in your thinking. 
Don't let inordinate affections 
cause inappropriate alignments 
in your life. 
The heart can have weights 
or attachments. 
I declare a "free" heart over you. 
Without correct prophetic revelation 
we perish.

 ~ Chuck D. Pierce
http://www.glory-of-zion.org
Glory of Zion International Ministries, Inc.


The Lord expounded on this 
in my life yesterday...

What began as a  'terrible, horrible, 
no good, very bad day'.... 
ended with being HELD 
in the arms of the Everlasting God. 

Thats the point I want to make!

I had some frightening stuff
taunting me almost as soon
as I awoke yesterday. 
It was an issue of possible
identity breech.
Scarey stuff!

The Bible Study girls 
were about to arrive. 
Only 1 came, 
which was ordained.
I shared...she listened.
And God somehow led us
in our conversation; prayer...
and took us to the right WORD
to express His Heart towards us
and deliver His PEACE

The Holy Spirit delivered
in the midst of the two of us...
a scripture that actually came 
from our seeking to fully understand
the terror of the 5th angel in Rev 9 ...
focusing on verse 4...

" They were told not to harm the grass or plants or trees, but only the people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads".

We wanted to know more 
about this SEAL. 
Cross reference after cross reference 
spoke the same thing...
'the seal of God on their foreheads'.


THEN, we saw it! 

And when we saw it, 
It made its HOME in us! 
It released a KNOWING...
an 'overcomers' attitude in us.

It took me a couple of hours
to settle into this NEW feeling.
But slowly and gently...
as He had me reading about 
His PEACE in His WORD...
I felt the HOLY SPIRIT 
simply wash away my anxiety!
In ways I can't even 
begin to describe or understand.

He encapsulated and insulated
me from the horrible possibilities.


It never left me!

The STUFF that detailed
the 'terrible, horrible, 
no good, very bad day'...
didn't go away until 6pm.
It was as if the HOLY SPIRIT
just quietly shut the door...
and His PEACE reigned!

As I and my friend touched base
throughout the day...
both of us were resting
in His powerful WORD to us!
We were SEALED!
The HOLY SPIRIT had released
a tangible force within us.

We were still basking
in its encompassing power...
as we pulled the shades
for restful sleep! 

It WAS for sure -
a  'terrible, horrible, 
no good, very bad day'.
But the Lord joined us 
at the very beginning
with His TRUTH!
It was His TRUTH,
that carried me through...
not just to the other side of it...
but He filled both our spirits 
with the Spirit of Peace.
His Peace made its HOME in us!

Chuck's words came back to me today....

Prophecy is expressing the mind and heart of God. 
Let the Lord deal with your emotions. 
Invite the Spirit of God to subdue your emotions 
so His heartbeat can be heard. 
Declare that all self-pity and hope deferred 
is being removed from you. 
Express the heart of God in your thinking.
Don't let inordinate affections cause 
inappropriate alignments in your life. 
The heart can have weights or attachments.

I declare a "free" heart over you.

"Without correct 
prophetic revelation we perish. "

Do you know the scripture 
that was laid before us...
in the midst of my 'terrible, horrible, 
no good, very bad day'?
It was from Eph 1: 12-14; 
focusing on 14


"...When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14.  who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory." NIV


As Christians, 
We have recieved a deposit.
We are MARKED; IDENTIFIED ...
with His SEAL of Promised Inheritance. 
Not only is the HOLY SPIRIT within us...
We are SEALED with His Presence.
He goes before us and 
protects us from behind. 
This was NOT news to me. 
It was head knowledge. 
I even believed it in my spirit. 

BUT GOD....

Through His all encompassing LOVE, 
allowed me to see 
His FORM in this season...
in a tangible way. 
The shades from my previous 
living and learning that veiled 
or protected my eyes....
were opened to reveal 
the Sovereign TRUTH 
of His Promised Inheritance! 
For TODAY! 
The power of Holy Spirit quickened 
my spirit to receive its TRUTH 
in a NEW WAY! 

God Expressed HIS Heart 
In a Powerful Way! 

I will never forget it!
Another layer closer ...
to the HEART of God! 

He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit. ~ Gal 3:14 NIV

And this morning,
upon awakening...
I realized that I had slept
just like a trusting baby! 
It was a peaceful KNOWING!

I was reminded of 
Kathleen's post on TRUST. 
I could see Molly's small hand
raised above the water
as she became submerged...
KNOWING that her mama
would not fail to rescue her! 
It was such a WORD picture!


Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. 6  In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.… ~ Proverbs 3:5-6
O May you know that you KNOW...
that the HOLY SPIRIT
has MARKED you...
IDENTIFIED you with...
His Promised Inheritance! 
If you do not know what it's like
to be securely HELD 
in the everlasting arms
of God the Heavenly Father...
I encourage you to seek Him out. 
SEEK Him and He will find you!
He knows exactly where you are.
He KNOWS!



PRAYER FOCUS

Lord Jesus, we Thank you and praise you for who you are...and who you have become in our lives. You have sealed us with your promise of eternal life with you...our promised land. And with that promise...comes a deeper knowledge, a wisdom beyond our mere understanding. Thank you for being in us and all around us every day of our lives; For going ahead to warn and prepare us; For protecting us from our blind side...that we not be destroyed in our lack. We praise You, Lord,  and ask that you give us MORE of YOU, as we seek higher ground. May your will be done on earth in our lives as it is Heaven! Continue to express your heart to us in tangible ways...that we might grasp how WIDE and HIGH and LONG and DEEP is your Sovereign LOVE for us.  ~ In the Name of Jesus...AMEN!

Your warrior Bride

 Stand Firm in the Lord
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Jan 20, 2014

Day 2 ~ Nine Day Prayer Focus ~ Express His Heart




Learn to express His heart! 

Memorize and Mediate on 
Proverbs 29:18 and 2 Chronicles 20:20. 

Prophecy is expressing the mind and heart of God. 
Let the Lord deal with your emotions. 
Invite the Spirit of God to subdue your emotions 
so His heartbeat can be heard. 
Declare that all self-pity and hope deferred 
is being removed from you. 
Command bitterness and unforgiveness 
to leave your soul.


Express the heart of God in your thinking. 
Don't let inordinate affections 
cause inappropriate alignments in your life. 
The heart can have weights or attachments. 
I declare a "free" heart over you. 
Without correct prophetic revelation we perish.

~ Chuck D. Pierce
http://www.glory-of-zion.org
Glory of Zion International Ministries, Inc.


Lord Jesus,
I thank you for your heart.
Thank you for expressing your heart
in tangible ways.
For emptying yourself of your Kingly identity
to humble yourself for mankind...
to become our Savior, our Redeemer, and Friend.
Search our hearts O Lord
and see if there be any wicked way in us.
Cause us to see those things
that weigh us down.
Things that we've allowed to attach -
that interfere with our love for you.
Open our hearts and minds
to see these things as substitutes... idolatry.
We are blinded in so many ways.
Many have become weak or apathetic
towards the world and it's accepted ways.
We've been lied to by authority in high places.
We've become disillusioned and ineffective...
because of our own guilt and regret.
Forgive us, restore us...
make us totally YOURS.
Come, Lord Jesus,
make YOUR HOME in us.
Create a clean heart in us today.

Amen

Your warrior Bride

Day 1 Extended Focus ~ Develop His Mind





CHUCK's NOTES...

Read Philippians 2 and Romans 8.

 DEVELOP HIS MIND!

Don't lean on your own understanding. You will never make the right choice with your limited knowledge. Philippians 2:5-8 says,"Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus...who made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant...He humbled Himself and became obedient."

Romans 12:2 says, "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." Don't let satan's scheme fashion you into one who thinks like the world. Don't let outward appearances deceive you, causing you to miss what God is doing. We must prove the voice of God, and practice in everyday life what God's will from Heaven is declaring to us.

Romans 8:7 says, "The carnal mind is in enmity with God."

Declare that the Lord will put His finger on every area of carnality in your thinking."

~ CHUCK PIERCE
 http://www.glory-of-zion.org


MY  EXTENDED  FOCUS.

gotquestions.org says..."The word bondservant comes from the Greek word doulos, meaning “one who is subservient to, and entirely at the disposal of, his master; a slave.”

biblestudytools.com says..."a slave, bondman, man of servile condition; one who gives himself up to another's will - those devoted to another to the disregard of one's own interests; a servant, attendant "

THE DIVINE FORM OF CHRIST

It is important to understand Jesus' Form or as other translations read...His NATURE. Christ has two natures....His Divine nature, and His human nature. The whole nature of Christ rests on verse 6 which cannot be separated from the other verses, because it shows His Divine nature. The NIV translates verses 6 -7 ..." Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness." The NLT reads..."Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being."

A few verses that further show His Divine nature...
which qualifies Him for the work of our redemption and salvation....

John 1:1 -2    
1 In the beginning was the Word, 
and the Word was with God,
 and the Word was God. 
2 He was in the beginning with God.…
John 1:14   
The Word became flesh 
and made his dwelling among us. 
We have seen his glory, 
the glory of the one and only Son, 
who came from the Father, full of grace and truth

Colossians 1:19   
For it was the Father's gracious will 
that the whole of the divine perfections should dwell in Him
Proverbs 8:23   
I was formed long ages ago, 
at the very beginning, when the world came to be.
John 8:58   
Very truly I tell you," 
Jesus answered, 
"before Abraham was born, I am!
Colossians 1:17   
He is before all things, 
and in him all things hold together.
Colossians 2:9    
For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity
 lives in bodily form,
Revelation 22:13   
I am Alpha and Omega, 
the beginning and the end, 
the first and the last.

I love how Matthew Henry expounds on Christ being called the WORD from the beginning..."The plainest reason why the Son of God is called the Word, seems to be, that as our words explain our minds to others, so was the Son of God sent in order to reveal his Father's mind to the world." It helps me see that Christ in His Divine nature...is likened to the MIND of God the Father. Remember in Phil 2:5 it reads .." Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.". We are not only taught about the mind of God...through Christ Jesus...but Jesus walked in the flesh upon this earth in His human nature...to demonstrate the MIND of God.

THE HUMAN FORM OF CHRIST

He became like us in all things except sin. Christ not only took upon himself the likeness or FORM of a man, but of one in a low state. He was born in a barn - a common stable. His whole life was a life of poverty and suffering. But the lowest step was his dying on the cross, the death of a slave or a common criminal - exposed to public humiliation, hatred and scorn.  Christ's attitude towards His Heavenly Father was one of total - absolute RESPECT and OBEDIENCE. 
He did not lean on His human understanding....

John 5:19    
Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; 
he can do only what he sees his Father doing,
 because whatever the Father does the Son also does.
Matthew 26:39   
 Going a little farther, 
he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, 
"My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. 
Yet not as I will, but as you will.
John 5:30   
By myself I can do nothing;
 I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, 
for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.
John 6:38   
For I have come down from heaven 
not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.
John 8:28    
So Jesus said, 
"When you have lifted up the Son of Man, 
then you will know that I am he 
and that I do nothing on my own 
but speak just what the Father has taught me.
John 12:49-50   
For I did not speak on my own, 
but the Father who sent me 
commanded me to say all that I have spoken. 
I know that his command leads to eternal life. 
So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say.
John 14:10   
Don't you believe that I am in the Father, 
and that the Father is in me? 
The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. 
Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.

THE MIND OF CHRIST

So what does it mean to have or develop the MIND/ ATTITUDE or NATURE of Christ...as stated in Phil 2:5 ..."Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus".  According to the example of the Lord Jesus, kindness is the law of Christ's kingdom. Be diligent to develop like-mindedness and lowly-mindedness, Christ came in humility...to teach us humility. that we might develop a mind and heart of compassion for one another. that we might recognize the spirit of PRIDE in our lives and put it to death. Pride seeks to exalt self. Matthew Henry says..."Neither inward nor outward peace can be enjoyed, without lowliness of mind."


Romans 8:5-8    Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. 6 So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. 7 For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will. 8 That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God.

THE OBEDIENCE AND HUMILITY OF CHRIST

Christ's attitude towards YOU and ME as wretched defiled human flesh...was that of humble service. His LOVE is WIDE and HIGH and LONG and DEEP. He validated His Love by submitting to death on the cross - laying aside His Divinity - exposed to public humiliation, hatred and scorn.... to ransom us back from the curse of sin...to live as intended for eternity with the HOLY Heavenly Father.


Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary on Phil 2:7..."He emptied Himself," His divine self, viewed in respect to what He had heretofore been; in Php 2:8 the emphasis is on "humbled"; He not only "emptied Himself" of His previous "form of God," but submitted to positive HUMILIATION. He "became obedient," namely, to God, as His "servant" (Ro 5:19; Heb 5:8).Therefore "God" is said to "exalt" Him (Php 2:9), even as it was God to whom He became voluntarily "obedient." "Even unto death" expresses the climax of His obedience (Joh 10:18).

THAT WE BE PARTAKERS OF THE DIVINE NATURE

2 Peter 1:3-8    According as his divine power has given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who has called us to glory and virtue: ​4 By which are given unto us exceedingly great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 5 And for this reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 6 And to knowledge self control; and to self control patience; and to patience godliness; 7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness love. 8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that you shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 8:26-28    And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. 27 And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will. 28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

Romans 8:35-39 35    Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? 36 (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”) 37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. 38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.


THEREFORE....SEARCH ME O LORD....

Psalm 139:1   
O lord, you have searched me, and known me.
Psalm 139: 23-24   
 Search me, O God, and know my heart; 
Try me and know my anxious thoughts; 
And see if there be any hurtful way in me, 
And lead me in the everlasting way.
Psalm 19:12   
 But who can discern their own errors?
 Forgive my hidden faults.
Psalm 26:2   
Test me, LORD, and try me, 
examine my heart and my mind;
Psalm 64:6  
 Surely the human mind and heart are cunning.
Psalm 7:14   
Whoever is pregnant with evil 
conceives trouble and gives birth to disillusionment.
Proverbs 17:3   
The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, 
but the LORD tests the heart.

TEACH ME TO TRUST ...TEACH ME YOUR WAYS

Isaiah 55: 8 -9    
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, 
neither are your ways my ways,” 
declares the Lord. 
9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, 
so are my ways higher than your ways 
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Proverbs 3:5   
Trust in the LORD with all your heart 
And do not lean on your own understanding. 
In all your ways acknowledge Him, 
And He will make your paths straight.…




May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, 
and the love of God, 
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
be with you all.

~ Patrina

"HEAR The Word of The Lord"

Prayer Changes Things

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” ..... Romans 12:12

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DEVOTIONALS

DEVOTIONALS

The 'I AM' over our yesterdays ~ our today ~ our tomorrow

Elohim: The All-Powerful Creator

Jehovah: The Self-Revealing One

Adonai: The Owner of All

Jehovah-Jireh: The Lord Who Provides

El Shaddai: The Almighty Sufficient One

El Elion: The Most High Ruler

Jehovah Nissi: The Lord’s Banner of Victory

Jehovah Shalom: The Lord Our Peace

Jehovah Mekadesh: The Lord Who Sanctifies

Jehovah Rophe: The Lord Who Heals

Jehovah Tsikenu: The Lord My Righteousness

Jehovah Robi: The Lord My Shepherd

Immanuel: God With Us