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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 31, 2014

Day 7 ~ Nine Day Prayer Focus ~ Develop a Kingdom Mentality!






Read Mathew 11, 13 and Luke 9, 13.

The Kingdom of God is within you. 
We build the Church, 
but we get keys to the Kingdom. 
Study the Kingdom. 

Matthew 11:12 says, 
"...now the Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence, 
and the violent take it by force."

The Kingdom advances in victory. 
This occurs through 
violent spiritual conflict and warfare. 
Fear not! 
The Church is God's warring agent. 
Worship and war! 
The Kingdom increases. 
Understand the sword 
and the fire 
because they are both important 
in the battle ahead.



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


REMEMBER
Put on the FULL Armor of God

11Put on the full armor of God, 
so that you will be able to stand firm 
against the schemes of the devil.  
2For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, 
but against the rulers, 
against the powers, 
against the world forces of this darkness, 
against the spiritual forces of wickedness 
in the heavenly places.  
13Therefore, take up the full armor of God, 
so that you will be able to resist 
in the evil day, 
and having done everything, 
to stand firm.…

Eph. 6:11 - 13

REMEMBER

our struggle is not against flesh and blood, 
but against the rulers, 
against the powers, 
against the world forces of this darkness, 
against the spiritual forces of wickedness 
in the heavenly places. 

Jan 29, 2014

Day 6 ~ Extended Focus ~ Going OVER





















Learn the process of going "OVER"! 


Read Isaiah 54  ....memorize verse 17. 

no weapon forged 
against you will prevail, 
and you will refute 
every tongue that accuses you. 
This is the heritage 
of the servants of the LORD, 
and this is their vindication 
from me," declares the LORD.
Isaiah 54:17 NIV 

We must have an "over" mentality. 

Overtake or be overtaken. 
Overthrow or be overthrown. 
Overturn or be overturned. 
Overcome or be overcome. 

Be sure you are being overseen. 

Also, define the sphere 
that you are overseeing!


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


What Going Over Looks Like

"When the feeling of hurt arises....
the spirit of offense comes on the scene 
to fortify the pain....
tempting you to hold on to the grudge 
in your heart. 
Therefore, the proper response 
to emotional pain of the soul 
is ALWAYS an immediate confession 
of forgiveness from the heart. 
The alternative to forgiveness 
from the heart 
is ongoing torment of the soul. 
So if you want to be free 
from your hurts and wounds, 
take thots of forgiveness...
meditate on them and confess them 
rather than taking the thots of hurt...
meditating on them and confessing them. 
This is God's way and the only way 
that brings true healing. 
And...while your at it, 
pray for those who have hurt you. 
This process will cleanse your heart 
and renew your mind - 
and you will walk FREE from your past. 

Amen!


Jennifer Leclaire 
click Jennifer's link above to hear her
video on 'Dealing With Church Hurt ~ God's Way
Jenniferleclaire.org

Jan 27, 2014

Day 5 ~ Extended Focus ~ Watch for the Suddenlies
















Watch for the 'Suddenlies'


Read 2 Chronicles 29:20-36. 

We've heard about the suddenlies happening,
but now they manifest. 
If hope deferred and weariness is ruling you, 
you will miss the time when our Lord 
moves on your behalf. 
If fear is influencing you, 
you won't understand 
when God starts breaking through 
on your behalf. 


The process that you've been going through 
is moving toward a SUDDENLY!


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


I LOVE the Suddenlies! 
Those are the ...'But GOD's' in my life. 
I use that phrase a lot in my writing, 
those are the 'turn around anointing' times....
the total 'God thing' in a situation. 

I love seeing God at work!

2 Chronicles 29 describes how King Hezekiah, at age 25 ordered the purification of the Temple. He did this within his 1st month of reign! A YOUNG KING...set out to purify, restore and re-establish the HOLY Temple of the LORD. He OPENED the doors of the House of the LORD and repaired them. 

Why was this at the top of his 'to do list' as KING?  Verse 2 tells the story...'He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, just as his father David had done.' 

King Hezekiah saw the wrong 
and set to make it right...
right away!

The people had neglected 
the worship of God. Verse 5-6 ...

'And [he]said unto them, 
Hear me, ye Levites, 
sanctify now yourselves, 
and sanctify the house 
of the LORD God of your fathers, 
and carry forth 
the filthiness out of 
the holy place.  
For our fathers have trespassed, 
and done that which was evil 
in the eyes of the LORD our God, 
and have forsaken him, 
and have turned away their faces 
from the habitation of the LORD, 
and turned their backs.'  

And as soon as Hezekiah heard that the temple was ready, he didn't waste any time! He knew that atonement needed to be made for the sins of the last reign. It was not enough to lament and forsake those sins; they brought a sin-offering. Verses 20 reads...

Then Hezekiah the king 
rose early, 
and gathered the rulers of the city, 
and went up 
to the house of the LORD.


I love how King Hezekiah went to work right away! And because of his obedience to the LORD...The Lord God also did His part....Suddenly!

 God prepared the people for His cleansing! 



Only the Lord can prepare the heart of man for vital godliness. When much good is done in so little time, the glory must be given to God through praise and worship. A turn around anointing was upon them and in their midst. They did not continue to neglect God. They rejoiced! They rejoiced because God was setting things back to ORDER...through their New King Hezekiah.  Verse 35-36 says ...

'....So the service 
of the house of the LORD 
was set in order. 
And Hezekiah rejoiced, 
and all the people, 
that God had prepared the people:
for the thing was done  
suddenly.' 
[emphasis mine]

That was then!


Today, with the NEW COVENANT...the same HOLY GOD prepared His people for cleansing...through Jesus Christ alone. He became our sin offering to the HOLY God....so that....coupled with our simple repentance and belief in Jesus as our Savior and Redeemer...we are cleansed...made ready...made acceptable to the HOLINESS of our God the Father. Through the blood of Jesus Christ...God's GRACE pardons us from the death of sin. His GRACE is bigger than all our sin!


The Body is a Temple of the Holy Spirit 

18 Flee immorality. 
Every other sin that a man commits 
is outside the body, 
but the immoral man 
sins against his own body.  
19 Or do you not know 
that your body is a temple 
of the Holy Spirit who is in you, 
whom you have from God, 
and that you are not your own? 
20 For you have been bought
with a price: therefore 
glorify God in your body. 
I Corinthians 6:18-20


KING Jesus was a bit older than King Hezekiah when He was given the KINGDOM. KING Jesus now sits at the right hand of God and intercedes for us along with the HOLY SPIRIT ....that we might know how WIDE and HIGH and LONG and DEEP is the Heavenly Father's LOVE for YOU and ME.

I hope and pray that you know the New KING JESUS...who at thirty-something... laid down His Divine KINGSHIP and authority to become a blood offering for You and Me...that we might be cleansed, restored...made ready for eternal LIFE with the KINGDOM of God 

* the photo above was 'a turn around anointing' for me. It was a SUDDENLY!...God's skywriting to me. I just looked up! ...and saw His promised turn around. It filled me with the fullness of HOPE!  SUDDENLY...I was instantly restored. I will never forget it! 


* UPDATE: After posting this, Brenda over at Lighthouse Vision wrote a post that enhances my thots here...so please give her's a read too... for that 'extended focus'. Her post is entitled 'Reflections on a Puzzle'

UPDATE:  Bill Yount also added to the theme of God's SUDDENLY's....with his article "A Kairos Moment: The Exact Instant in Time When God Acts". Bill calls these appointed times!.

Jan 26, 2014

Day 4 ~ Nine Day Prayer Focus - Do Exploits




Optimize resources! 


Memorize Daniel 11:32

"...the people who know their God 
shall prove themselves strong 
 and do exploits for God!" 

Remember to "optimize." 
That means to see things 
from a positive standpoint. 
To do exploits means to take 
the resources you have and 
create new resources or bring them 
into a new level of fullness. 

This is one of the things that God means 
when He says to optimize resources.

Read Psalm 30 and Genesis 1-2. 


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

Be Creative with what God has given YOU!  


Lord, as we seek to know the MORE of YOU,
I ask that you show us our resources...
individual skills and gifting...
opportunities for service.
Open our minds to your creative ways. 
Open eyes to see what's around us..
what's hidden in plain sight.
Define our personal purpose,
our circle of influence..
as we seek to join you where you are working
in our lives...and those around us.
May we walk in possibility
rather than negativity.
May we seek to open doors...
rather than walk decidedly past 
those that remain closed.  
Help us to discern defined moments
of spiritual openness.
To visualize small bubbles of change.
Encourage us to be BOLD and courageous;
to walk into the fullness of Your will. 

Amen
 
Your warrior Bride



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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