Arise Gideon!


Arise Gideon, for Who Among You Does Not Have Issues?

Some ministries would tell you that you shouldn’t be ministering if you have an issue going on.

I am just here to ask, who among you does not have an issue?

Your issues can be worked on as you go forth and minister, but be sure you are letting the LORD work on them.

Oh yes, and the ministers who told you that… I bet they have a few issues themselves …  Just sayin’…

Always go in a forward direction in the Kingdom!  Don’t let your issue bury you and hold you back!

I am the worst one in my tribe!

Gideon told the angel when the angel called him a mighty man of god that he had a poor family and he was the least one in the family, but God told him that he was a mighty man of God!

Then the LORD said to him in Judges 6,

“Go in this might of yours, and you shall save Israel from the hand of the Midianites.  Have I not sent you?”  So he said to him, “O my LORD, how can I save Israel?  Indeed my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.” and the LORD said to him, “Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat the Midianites as one man.”

The LORD is calling many of you to go out and defeat the enemy even though you are now dealing with issues that seem like they disqualify you!

He has called you a mighty man or woman of His Kingdom and He has equipped you to go forward in this season!

He is saying, “If you will get up and go forth even though you are having these problems, I will cause your issues to seem like a distant memory for in your weakness I AM made strong and My Glory comes forth from those the world calls foolish and as you do.

I will take care of them!

Did I not say that if you seek first My Kingdom that all of these things that you worry about will be added to you?

So arise and strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way, say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear, for I will be with you to will and to do all that I have called you to before the foundation of the world!”

Yes, get up Gideon for there is an army waiting for you!”

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This morning in prayer I heard the LORD say,  “If you will surrender all you have to me, I will surrender all I have to you…”

Then He began to show me how little I had to give Him, but how much He had to give me!

Then I saw him pouring into us all that He has and is as we gave Him our little handful.

I think that makes us come way out on the winning side of things.

Maybe that is what He meant when He said through His apostle that we are more than conquerors…………  Selah..


~ by Jo Ellen Stevens
Arise Shine!

Jo Ellen Stevens imageJo Ellen Stevens of TCIC Ministries is a Prophetic speaker, author, worshiper and intercessor.  She has ministered with her husband for 23 years and was a worship leader at the Assembly of God for many years.  She is an ordained minister (Restoration Ministries) and works with Restoration Ministries in their Ministry Rooms doing prophetic worship with her husband.  She has taught many bible studies and have led many intercessory prayer groups.

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