Lion Bites — April 2023
Daily prophecy for April, 2023, republished with the kind permission of the Global Prophetic Alliance. Every Monday — Friday.
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April 28, 2023. “I AM Enough”
“I stand at the door, and I knock.
I AM longs to come into your life. Will you let me enter? Will you let me into your everyday? Please don’t treat Me the way a child treats a toy, placing Me upon a shelf, taking Me down to sit and play with and then placing Me back when done.
I want to be with you in every instance, in every moment, in all that you do. I want these things, not because I want to control you, but to connect with you.
I long for us to do life together.
No one loves you the way I AM Loves you.
My Love is everlasting.
My Love is constant.
My Love is enough.
Today you have a choice to make. T o choose a life with Me is to choose the path of righteousness, fulfillment, and joy. T o choose a life without Me brings chaos and leads to destruction. Will you choose the path of your own understanding, or will you choose to let Me in?”
Activation : Take a moment to think about whether Jesus is regularly included in your everyday life or if you simply squeeze him in as time permits. After doing this, focus on the God who never stops loving you and longs to be a daily part of your life. Repent for knowingly or unknowingly putting your way of living life above the life God has called you to live. Ask Holy Spirit to help you live the remainder of your days making Him the utmost priority in your life.
Luke 12:36 (ESV) “. . . and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks.:
Revelation 3:20 (NLT) “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.”
Psalm 100:5 (ESV) “For The LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.”
April 27, 2023. Let’s Be Friends
“Beloved, let’s be friends!
Every person has a longing for intimate connection, to know and to be known and loved by others. And this is my longing too, because you are made in my image! I want to be known and loved by you.
Abraham was my friend, and I shared My Thoughts and plans with him. (Genesis 18:17; 2 Chronicles 20:7) With Moses, I spoke to him face to face as with a friend (Exodus 33:11). But I will not share My Heart with just anyone, only with those I can trust.
Will you be trustworthy with My Heart?
Will you spend time getting to know Me?
Will you let Me mean more to you than the things I do for you?
Will you be My Friend?”
Activation : In Song of Songs 4:9 the king’s words to his beloved are: You have stolen my heart. The Hebrew word here is ‘libabthini’ which is rooted in a description of tearing bark off a tree. This is our loving Saviour’s description of his heart as we worship him — uncovered and laid bare! God himself chooses to make himself vulnerable to his friends and lovers and will share his very heart with us!
Ask Jesus to forgive you for the times you have wanted him to give you something more than you wanted to get to know him. Also, for the occasions you have been keener to work for him than be with him. Share your own heart with him as you would with a friend. But don’t leave it at that, listen also as he shares his heart with you. Take time, like Mary did, to simply sit with him (Luke 10:39).
John 15:15 (NIV) “I no longer call you servants because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I call you friends, for everything I have received from the Father I have made known to you.”
Psalm 25:14 (ESV) “The friendship of The LORD is with those who fear him, and he makes known to them his covenant.”
John 2:23-24 (TPT) “While Jesus was at the Passover Feast, the number of his followers began to grow,
and many gave their allegiance to him because of all the miraculous signs they had seen him doing. But Jesus did not yet entrust himself to them because he knew how fickle human hearts could be.”
April 26, 2023. Connected Hearts
“Do you hunger for greater things? Do you desire to see My Kingdom more in your life?
When you seek My Face daily, you will find it. That is a promise I have given to you! In your times of prayer, I AM there with you. I AM with you during your worship and when you choose to read My Word. I want to encourage you to slow down and really look for me outside of your normal routine.
Often you think you will find me in the act of doing “things”, but I choose to dwell and be seen in the hearts of My People.
You will see me in the hearts of servants laying down their lives for someone else. A gentle hug, laughter, or time spent looking into the face of someone hurting. Being an ear for someone that has no one around.
Yes, it can look like “actions” but when you seek to see Me face to face, it will come from a heart fixed on me. A true Relationship with Me and out of our time together we will then partner in action.
Where is your heart? What is your motive? Are you looking to gain my attention in the “act of doing”?
You already have My Attention; you already have My Heart. Allow Me to soften your heart and meld it with Mine.”
Activation : It is time for repentance, mind renewal, and obedience. Ask the Holy Spirit to search your heart and motives. Ask Him if you have been “working” for His attention. Let’s repent:
“Holy Spirit, thank-you for showing me where I have been wrong in my thinking. I repent for my actions. I ask for my mind to be renewed (changed) and set free in the name of Jesus. Lord thank you for softening my heart and aligning it with yours and I offer myself in obedience to your will. Amen.”
Exodus 33:11 (NLV) “The LORD spoke to Moses’ face to face, as a man speaks to his friend.”
Jeremiah 29:12-13 (NKJV) “Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.”
Psalms 139:23-24 (NKJV) “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
April 25, 2023. Heart Rhythms
“Is your heartbeat in time with Mine?
Are the patterns and rhythms of your inner life in sync with Me and My Purposes? Or are they too focused on outward things?
Is there fear and anxiety in your life which is causing your heart rate to increase and your focus to shift? Do you feel like you are living on the edge, all of the time?
I have not called you to live as the world does, in a state of over-stimulation and fear, to be reactive to your circumstances.
I AM Calling you to rest with Me, living permanently in an expression of My Peace. For the peace that I offer will calm your heart, reset the patterns and rhythms of your inner life and realign you with My Purposes.”
Activation : Take a minute now to stop, close your eyes, take some deep breaths. Press your fingers to your pulse and become aware of your heartbeat slowing gently as you realign your heart with mine. Ask me now to reveal to you the patterns and rhythms in your life that need re-aligning to mine.
Matthew 11:28-20 (MSG) “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me, Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
John 14:27 (NLT) “I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”
April 24, 2023. I Am After Your Heart
“My Beloved, I AM after your heart.
I want more than your mental agreement to the truths of My Word.
You mean more to me than that!
I desire a deep relationship with you in purity of Faith and Love. I want truth in your inmost parts. So much so that I will allow circumstances into your life which will highlight what is hidden within your heart. This is not to harm or humiliate you — My Intentions for you are always good. It is so you can become aware of the ways in which you do not trust or believe Me, for these are the things which keep you distant from me.
As challenges arise for you which cause you to question My Goodness, do not squash those things down and pretend to believe. Do not harden your heart and turn away from Me.
Allow Me to highlight these areas so you can come honestly before Me and receive My Healing and My Truth. I want you to experience me afresh in areas of pain so you may know me more purely and more deeply.”
Activation : Make a choice that when there are circumstances and events you do not understand, you will not harden your heart.
Ask Holy Spirit to highlight areas of unbelief (don’t go soul-searching — allow him to show you!) As he does, take each situation to him and hand over your hurt and disappointment. Be real. But do not stay there! Ask him to reveal himself afresh to you and heal your heart.
Then pray Psalm 139:23-34 (TPT) over yourself:
“God, I invite your searching gaze into my heart. Examine me through and through; find out everything that may be hidden within me. Put me to the test and sift through all my anxious cares. See if there is any path of pain I’m walking on, and lead me back to your glorious, everlasting ways— the path that brings me back to you.”
Psalm 86:11 (NIV) “Teach me your way, Lord that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.”
April 21, 2023. Mountains Will Move“If you would only see what possibilities lie before you, you would run into your future unabandoned and unafraid. I need you to hold onto faith and hope. Suffering produces perseverance and perseverance produces maturity. I want you to remember all the times I have held you. You must believe, deep within yourself, that I will never leave you or forsake you.You have been through storms but you must walk on the water. Come take my hand, and choose to keep your eyes off the wind and the waves. Look up at your King who wears the victor’s crown.”Prayer : Lord Jesus, I believe! When the storms roll in, help me to look up to my Saviour and King, the lifter of my head. Show me the way through the storms. Help me grow in faith and know that as I turn towards you, my faith can move mountains. Hebrews 11:1 (NLT) “Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.” Psalm 130:7 (NLT) “O Israel hope in The LORD, for with The LORD there is unfailing love. His redemption overflows.”
20 April 2023. The Soaking
“My People! I AM pouring out My Spirit upon you! I AM not holding anything back. The earth is awakening to the truth of who I AM.
As it stands, many of My People come to Me with receptacles to hold My Spirit — to contain it in a way that pleases and entertains them — but they are only holding a glimpse. They are missing out on so much.
I AM raising up a people who are ready to soak in My Spirit. People who are not trying to hold Me or contain Me, but are giving up all that they have to dance in the freedom and abandon of My outpouring.
These are the ones who will know My Heart and experience My Glory. They will know truth and joy deep within their bones.
So throw down your receptacles, close your umbrellas, and prepare your hearts to soak in the freedom of the outpouring of My Spirit.”
Activation : Stand up where you are, physically open your hands, and spread your arms wide . Say aloud, “LORD, I am sorry for the times that I have tried to tame and contain you. I am ready now to soak in your Spirit! Please pour out afresh upon me today.”
2 Corinthians 3:17-18 (NIV) “Now The LORD is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of The LORD is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate The LORD’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from The LORD, who is the Spirit.”
Acts 2:17 (NIV) “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.”
19 April 2023. Follow My Fire
“In the waiting, can you see Me? Can you see My Fire guiding you?
The wait is real but so am I. Your wait is not wasted because as you wait upon Me, so you wait with Me. For I AM with you, always.
Just as the Israelites were guided by Me in the wilderness, turn your eyes to me and follow My Fire through the dark. Day or night, My Light can always be seen and will always reach you.
My Child, follow My Way, the path I have planned for you. For you are never alone. It is in the wild wait that I AM most visible.
Cry out to Me, cling to My Presence, and stir your hunger for me. For I AM YHWH, The Alpha and The Omega, The One True God — and I will always be with you.
As you wait, do so with expectant hope. Trust in Me and follow My Fire.”
Activation : Ask God to show you how He is showing up in your life today. Pray to be increasingly sensitive to the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV) “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for The LORD your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Exodus 13:21 (NIV) “By day The LORD went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so they could travel by day or night.”
18 April, 2023. Prepare to be Surprised
“Why do you keep coming to Me with the same expectations?
Do you not realise that My Mercies are new every day?
I AM forever the same, but I AM also the God of the new.
Different seasons require different approaches.
Prepare to be surprised by My Words and My Actions. You will find that I AM not changing — you are! As I continually shape you into My Likeness I can be trusted to lead you in the way that you need. There is no need to second guess and assume you understand what I AM doing. You do not. I AM God and you are not. Listen to and obey My Words.
In this new season you do not need to make sense of your own story, you need to be consumed by My Story. I AM not just invading your life; you are being consumed by your life source.
I AM overwhelmingly and intently concerned with you. With your thoughts, emotions and actions. Do me the honour of similarly being overwhelmed and intently concerned with My Thoughts, emotions, and actions. Be occupied by My Life, as I AM occupied by yours.”
Activation : Pray that The LORD will shake you out of old habits. Take time to listen to The LORD. What is He saying to you? What is on His heart? What thoughts does he want to share with you? Ask Him what he is excited about for you today.
Lamentations 3:22-23 (NIV) “The steadfast love of The LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
Isaiah 43:19 (NIV) “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?”
Proverbs 3:5 (NIV) “Trust in The LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. . . “
17 April, 2023. Mobilisation Mode
“Have you felt the pressing of the enemy in your life recently?
Have you sensed the offensive that Satan is on to try to undermine, devalue, and oppress My People?
Can you feel the shift in the spiritual atmosphere as the enemy throws all that he has to distract and disarm My People?
The enemy knows your potential, even before you do, and he is seeking to destroy that potential before you can reach the fullness of it.
Now is not the time to fear!
The enemy cannot stop the movement of My Spirit upon the Earth. He can feel the depth of the potential that I have planted in My People which is now preparing to be birthed, and he is running scared!
For I AM the God of the Angel Armies and I AM in mobilisation mode.
I AM strategically placing my angels and my people, those that are fully sold out for me, to be ready to stand.
2 Kings 6:15-17 (NIV) “When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. “Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?” the servant asked. “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then The LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.”
Take some time now, close your eyes, and put your hands over them. Ask God to show you the footholds in your own life that the enemy is trying to grab hold of. Repent of the times that you have knowingly or unknowingly agreed with the lies that the enemy has spoken to you and break agreement with the lies that have attempted to steal your potential. Then, ask Jesus to open your spiritual eyes, just like Elisha’s servant, so that you can see the plans and strategies that He has placed within you – that He is preparing to birth in you. Make this decree: “My spiritual eyes have been opened, and I receive the full measure of God’s anointing in my life.”
The LORD would remind you today: “My mobilisation plans are for you to stand against the plans of the enemy in warfare, and not just to stand – to advance. I AM releasing a new grace for those who will share my gospel and advance My Kingdom. They will be bold truth-tellers who will lay down their own pride and plans to partner with My Spirit in new and exciting ways. They will experience the joy of salvation daily, and will inspire and encourage others in my ways.
Romans 8:37 (TPT) “Yet even in the midst of all these things, we triumph over them all, for God has made us to be more than conquerors, and his demonstrated love is our glorious victory over everything! ”
April 14, 2023. Sacrifice
“AM I still your first love?
AM I the fulfillment of all your desires? Or is there something you desire more? This month I AM pointing out the areas where you have desires that are bigger than your desire of Me. I will show you big unhealthy desires, but also where you might start to develop them. Know that those desires are always unfulfilling. They will never give you life because I AM the Life. When you notice a desire, check with me if it stands in the way of your desire for Me.
I want our relationship to grow, to not become stale or stagnant. I always desire to know you more and more. Do you have that same desire? Knowing Me is the ultimate goal. I AM the infinite God and therefore there is always more of Me for you to get to know.
Check your heart and see if there are any unhealthy desires that replace your desire of Me. Beware, for those desires because I will, eventually, ask you to sacrifice those for Me. If you let the desires to grow too big, the sacrifice will be painful.”
Activation : Ask The LORD if He wants to show you something of who He is that you don’t know about Him yet. Where do you have unhealthy desires? Let The LORD show you what they are and ask Him to fill the void. Give Him permission to take that space.
James 1:15 (NIV) “Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death.”
John 17:3 (NIV) “This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.”
April 13, 2023. Season of Pace
“Get ready to mount your horses and ride with Me, My Children!
For as you are now trusted by Me, I AM calling you to ride out with me in the joyful new projects I have for you.
See the new opportunities coming your way!
They won’t all be things you should say yes to but, as you ask Me what is yours, you will quickly hear My “Yes!”
Can you hear the joy and lightness coming to this time?
There is a new speed in it.
Decisions will be made quickly, your ‘yes’ with peace will come without hesitation, and ease in making progress will feature. When you see this, don’t step back thinking it should be hard — that was last season’s experience. Instead, lean forward to catch the gallop of My Holy Spirit, seeing advancement and fulfillments you have dreamed of. There is a new rhythm to this time.
Projects will begin and complete and new ones will follow.
Yield to the cantering and galloping of your horse — I AM riding with you.
It’s a season of pace!”
Activation : Take a moment with God to welcome in this new season of pace. See yourself on a horse running at pace with the wind of the Holy Spirit. Allow yourself to feel the new rhythm and His excitement. Ask God to open your ears and to hear His “yes” as projects come your way. Are there any projects you can see He would like you to take up? Are there are any practical steps you could take?
Isaiah 48:6-8 (NLT) “Now I will tell you new things, secrets you have not yet heard. They are brand new, not things from the past. So you cannot say, ‘We knew that all the time!’ “Yes, I will tell you of things that are entirely new, things you never heard of before.
Matthew 9:17 (NLT) “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the old skins would burst from the
pressure, spilling the wine and ruining the skins. New wine is stored in new wineskins so that
both are preserved.”
April 12, 2023. Sharpening
“I AM delighting over you today. I want you, Church, to know that I AM overjoyed with you. I AM shouting it out in all the heavens how much I love My Church! I AM seeing how you are raising each other up and I delight in that. Like Debora calling Barak to fight the Canaanites you are calling each other to fight and I really enjoy watching My People taking initiative in doing this. Do not stop doing this, keep calling each other into action.
Don’t partner with offence when someone is telling you to step it up, or to do something different. See it as a friend sharpening you and wanting you to grow. I want you to be more robust in receiving sharpening and correction. Know that we all have the same end-goal, My reign, the expansion of My Kingdom. For you will be the example of people who sharpen each other but also love each other no matter what. You will show the world how it is to want each other to grow and to not partner with strife and competition.
Separate yourself from worldly thinking and ways. Seek sharpening, ask feedback and learn from it without offence. Ask Me who you can sharpen, who you need to help grow, who you need to help get into action. I AM moulding you together as I put you in situation where these things are needed. Recognize them and learn from it.”
When have you received sharpening but took it on as offence?
When have you receiver sharpening and took it on as an opportunity to grow?
Why is there a difference?
What can you learn from these two events?
Proverbs 27:17 (NIV) “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”
Judges 4:6-7 (NIV) “‘She sent for Barak son of Abinoam from Kedesh in Naphtali and said to him, “The LORD, the God of Israel, commands you: ‘Go, take with you ten thousand men of Naphtali and Zebulun and lead them up to Mount Tabor. I will lead Sisera, the commander of Jabin’s army, with his chariots and his troops to the Kishon River and give him into your hands.’ ”’
April 11, 2023. Wait and See
“There are moments in life when things don’t make sense.
Where you feel that you are waiting and longing for me to move.
In this season, where you can feel that you are on the cusp of the new thing, that you are standing so close to the edge of something new, I tell you today not to throw aside the dream I have placed within you.
Stay strong in the waiting.
There is value in the waiting, for the change is coming.
While you long for things to get moving, for the damns to burst, and the fresh things of the spirit to flow, do not lose yourself in the despair of waiting.
I AM doing a new thing, but the timing must be right.
As you wait for my timing, don’t give in to the temptation to give up.
I know that waiting can feel unfair and the temptation to give up is heavy in this moment.
You must not entertain the voices that would distract you from your purpose. Do not entertain the thoughts that would push you to abandon what I have called you to.
You are stronger than you know; you can weather the storm.
Do not despair the discomfort of this season — it is to prepare you for the new.”
Pray : Spend some time praying for the global church body. Pray and declare that the body’s destiny will not be stolen and that distraction and despair must cease. Bless the body of Christ to remain strong and courageous.
Philippians 4:4-9 (NIV) “Rejoice in The LORD always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The LORD is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me — put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”
2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV) “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
April 10, 2023. A Lesson in Love
‘I walked the earth knowing that I was rejected by the majority of the very same people I came to save.
The very same people I knew I would suffer and die a criminal’s death for, I knew I was rejected by.
Yet still I loved them.
Yet still I walked in humility and gentleness, in strength and in wisdom.
I walked in righteousness and joy, postured in self-control.
I walked in Love.
When you can love the very same people who reject you, you win.
You grow in power and stature because your ability to love is not based upon a response. When loving others doesn’t require a positive response you are released to love extravagantly, to love as I love you. You become emboldened because you are put into a place where you have nothing to lose. It becomes a mindset built on knowing that you can afford to love extravagantly because your decision to love is not built on the other person’s response — it is not an exchange. Therefore, the decision to love is about standing firm in the true source of all love, My Father.”
Reflection : Reflect on 1 John 4:19: We love because he first loved us. Consider what your understanding of this verse means. Ask Holy Spirit to take you into a deeper revelation of this verse and what it means to live this out.
1 John 4:15-17 (NIV) “If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgement: In this world we are like Jesus.”
Lamentations 3:22-24 (CSB) “Because of The LORD’s faithful love we do not perish, for his mercies never end. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness! I say, “The LORD is my portion, therefore I will put my hope in him.””
April 7, 2023. Trust My Leading
“When God led the Israelites out of Egypt, you would expect Him to lead them the shortest and most efficient way to escape. You would expect that The LORD of Heaven’s Armies would strategise a fast and speedy freedom for His People. Right?
But that is not what mattered to The LORD. His strategy was focused on their forever freedom. He knew that if He led them out through the quickest route, they would most likely run back to their bondage in Egypt.
Today, The LORD reminds you:
It is time to trust my leading.
It is time to trust that I have your freedom in mind.
If you will simply submit to My leading, My promise is an irreversible, sustainable, resilient, galvanised freedom, a freedom like you have never known before.
So no matter how unconventional, random, or inconvenient the path before you seems, know that I am focused less on how long it takes to get you where you are going. I care more about the solidity of the journey that will allow you to enter the promise land. I never wants you to return to the same bondage you have been freed from.”
Activation : Take a moment to check-in on your emotions. Is any part of you feeling frustrated with the journey you are on? Are you feeling discouraged or believing that your progress has been too slow? Break all partnership with these beliefs and then ask Holy Spirit for a deeper understanding of God’s timing. Spend some time with the Holy Spirit gaining understanding of the journey you are on.
Exodus 13:17-18 (NIV) “When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them on the road through the Philistine country, though that was shorter. For God said, “If they face war, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.” So God led the people around by the desert road toward the Red Sea.”
Isaiah 41:10 (NIV) “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
April 6, 2023. Leave the Grave Clothes Behind
“I AM The Resurrection and The Life. But, many prefer darkness to the true light.b Like Lazarus, many have died inside and they are seeking satisfaction in the world. They are after temporary fixes for that craving and they think that they have overcome it. Like the Samaritan woman, they kept on chasing lifeless idols.
I AM the resurrection and the life.
Whoever believes in Me will have a new life in Me.
David was the man after My own heart; but, it didn’t stop Me from bringing him to his knees. The longer he walked in disobedience, the more he suffered. I forgave his sins when he repented, but there were consequences for his choices.
Remember! I do not change. I AM the same, yesterday, today and forever.
You can’t keep yourself hidden away, I know the fullness of who you are.
Be upfront with me for it is my desire to see you set free.
Step into The Light, My Child!”
Activation : If you are hiding anything from God, this is the time to be authentic and vulnerable before Him. He cannot roll the stone for you until you come before Him in humility. When you come to Him, He will not leave you alone, instead, He will walk with you to freedom if you allow Him to. So, what is stopping you from being unbound from your grave clothes?
Luke 12:1-3 (MSG) “By this time the crowd, unwieldy and stepping on each other’s toes, numbered into the thousands. But Jesus’ primary concern was his disciples. He said to them, “Watch yourselves carefully so you don’t get contaminated with Pharisee yeast, Pharisee phoniness. You can’t keep your true self hidden forever; before long you’ll be exposed. You can’t hide behind a religious mask forever; sooner or later the mask will slip and your true face will be known. You can’t whisper one thing in private and preach the opposite in public; the day’s coming when those whispers will be repeated all over town.”
Psalm 51:10-12 (NASB) “Create in me a clean heart, God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and sustain me with a willing spirit.”
April 5, 2023. Trusted Navigator
“My Child, trust Me as the chief navigator in your life.
You have spent so long in the driver seat trying to follow me in your own strength that it has wearied you.
Remember, I AM the way.
There is no confusion or hesitation in Me.
I know where I AM taking you and the route we are going.
If you let go of the steering wheel and move aside to the passenger seat, you will make far more progress. Traveling with Me is not exhausting. It is the journey of being shepherded.
The shepherd takes the weight of leading the sheep — they simply follow, trusting in the route taken as they focus on the shepherd. He is their all-sufficient compass.
Remember, the journey with Me will always restore your soul, and lead you in routes of righteousness. And there is your joy.”
Activation : Take time with The LORD asking if you are in the driver seat of your life (or any part) instead of letting The LORD have that place. If so, ask forgiveness and say, ‘Lord, I choose to move into the passenger seat and allow you to drive.’ You can picture yourself letting go of the steering wheel and moving across. As you do, allow yourself to feel the release of weight that change brings. Now ask The Holy Spirit to show you what restoration of soul He wants to do in you in that moment. Sit with Him awhile, drinking it in.
1 Peter 5:7 (TPT) “Pour out all your worries and stress upon him and leave them there, for he always tenderly cares for you.”
Psalm 23:1-3 (NIV) “The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.”
April 4, 2023. Flow
“When you plant and position yourself at the riverbank, you will bear fruit. Fruit that will last long and endure. Even in the dry seasons, you will not wither. When you allow My Water to penetrate you daily, it refreshes your soul and gives you life.
When you don’t surrender certain areas to Me, you block My Water from flowing within you. Those places become parched land. Like the leaven, it spreads, modifies and transforms your soul. When you allow My Water to flow, it brings life to those dry places.
I have given you free will; you get to choose between life and death. I call heaven and earth to witness the choice you make.
If you accept Me as your King and Redeemer, you must be willing to wholeheartedly abandon yourself at the hands of your King.”
Activation : Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you any areas in your life that you have knowingly or unknowingly not submitted to God’s lordship. Then, take action on what He is revealing to you.
Ezekiel 47:12 (NKJV) “Along the bank of the river, on this side and that, will grow all kinds of trees used for food; their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail. They will bear fruit every month, because their water flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for medicine.”
Psalms 46:4-5 (NIV) “There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells. God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.”
April 3, 2023. Passion for My Word
“Reading My Word brings renewal.
Declaring My Word inspires passion and growth.
The Word is a route to deeper understanding and stronger intimacy with Me.
For many though, my word seems impenetrable, like it is beyond you and filled with things that you will never understand.
These are lies which hinder and disempower you.
Have patience with yourself as you read My Word. Ask for My Joy and divine understanding to fill you as you read. These words are gifts of life that release you into fullness. Anything which says otherwise must be silenced!”
Activation : Placing a hand on your head, repent of anywhere that you have knowingly and unknowingly partnered with any lies having to do with your ability to read and understand scripture. Then, declare the following over yourself:
In the name of Jesus, I declare that when I read the word of God, I understand it. By my Father’s grace I receive life and understanding every time I read The Bible.
I will be patient with myself as I comprehend what I read.
I declare that where I have despair or defeat, I receive fresh passion and joy!
2 Timothy 3:15-17 (TPT) “Remember what you were taught from your childhood from the Holy Scrolls which can impart to you wisdom to experience everlasting life through the faith of Jesus, the Anointed One! God has transmitted his very substance into every Scripture, for it is God-breathed. It will empower you by its instruction and correction, giving you the strength to take the right direction and lead you deeper into the path of godliness. Then you will be God’s servant, fully mature and perfectly prepared to fulfill any assignment God gives you.”
Ephesians 1:17-18 (TPT) “I pray that The Father of Glory, the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, would impart to you the riches of the Spirit of wisdom and the Spirit of revelation to know him through your deepening intimacy with him. I pray that the light of God will illuminate the eyes of your imagination, flooding you with light . . .”
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Holy spirit,Jesus i choose you . Let you in me Lord
FATHER JESUS HOLY SPIRIT. Yes! I DO!
COME AND LEAD ME ，GUIDE ME PLS