As we continue on our Prophetic Focus of Body, Soul and Spirit, let’s take a few moments to reflect on the powerful message of Love found in Romans 8.
Thank God for Adopting you into His Family and for the Restoration and Redemption that comes through the power of His Grace and Love.
Allow this truth to fill your heart with gratitude and encouragement as you press on towards the breakthroughs and greater advancements that He has in store for you.
In Isaiah 58:5-12, we are reminded of the Power and importance of Fasting with a purpose.
“Is it a fast that I have chosen, a day for a man to afflict his soul? Is it to bow down his head like a bulrush, and to spread out sackcloth and ashes?
Would you call this a fast, and an acceptable day to The LORD? Is this not the fast that I have chosen: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke?
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out; when you see the naked, that you cover him, and not hide yourself from your own flesh?
Then your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of The LORD shall be your rear guard. Then you shall call, and The LORD will answer; You shall cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am. If you take away the yoke from your midst, the pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness, if you extend your soul to the hungry and satisfy the afflicted soul, then your light shall dawn in the darkness, and your darkness shall be as the noonday.
The LORD will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones; you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. Those from among you shall build the old waste places; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In.” Isaiah 58:5-12
When we Fast, we are declaring our total dependence on God. We are saying, “LORD, I am willing to lay aside my own desires and seek Your will above all else.”
It is in this posture of Humility and Surrender that we find true Freedom from the chains that bind us.
Whether it be a fast from certain foods, social media, or any other distraction that hinders your time and connection with God, trust in His leading and Obey with a willing heart.
Declare with Faith and Authority that any obstacles hindering your progress will be cut off, and that a season of new growth and advancement will now spring forth.
Trust that God has the Power to remove any barriers and bring forth fruitfulness in every area of your life.
Be bold! And call forth Supernatural Healings to break-out!
Ask God to release His Healing Power into any areas of brokenness or sickness in your life.
Declare that breakthrough and complete Restoration and Divine Recovery are yours in Jesus’ Name.
Believe that as you Pray, Healing will be made manifest in miraculous ways in the midst of you.
Take heart Mighty Warrior! Our journey towards breakthrough, may come with temptations, set backs and unexpected attacks from the enemy.
But do not fear! ”If God is for us, who can ever be against us?” (Romans 8:31)
Now, ask God to cover you with His Wings and to set a guard behind you — protecting you from any schemes or distractions that may try to hinder your progress.
Psalms 91:1-2 declares:
”Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty! I will say of The LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress,..my God, in whom I trust!”
Seek God’s Wisdom to rectify problems in order to move forward speedily without any more delays or unnecessary detours.
Ask God for the Discernment to identify areas that have hindered your ability to move forward in the past — trust that He will guide you and provide the necessary steps to enable you to overcome any obstacles standing in your way.
Friend, at the end of the day, invite God into the details of your accomplishments and achievements thus far.
Ask Him to help you adjust any areas that may need refining or redirection!
Father, do not let my Faith subside to accept defeat during times of challenge, but let me keep confessing Your Word until I triumph to testify to your Goodness…
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.
You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness. And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.
Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation — but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.
For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs — heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
Present Suffering and Future Glory
“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.
We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.”
More Than Conquerors
“What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all — how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died — more than that, who was raised to life — is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:1-39
Blessings to you all.
~ by Veronika West