Lion Bites — December 2020
Daily prophecy for December, 2020, republished with the kind permission of the Global Prophetic Alliance. Every Monday — Friday.
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31 December 2020. A Perspective Change
“In the places where you have felt pain, sadness, or distress, I AM coming to bring restoration. I AM bringing you joy. Fresh joy is My Gift to you today.
My Joy is found in moments of delight I share with you. My Joy is found in unexpected places. There are treasures to be found in your day. I AM opening your eyes to see differently. I AM opening the eyes of your heart. I AM helping you to see again with child-like wonder. I AM giving you a fresh perspective. As a child sees from a different angle, sees things differently, I AM inviting you to see things differently today.
I AM bringing you hope. I do not see as the world sees. You look different in my eyes from how the world sees you. Your circumstances, the circumstances in the earth right now, look different in my eyes. Through the eyes of the world, you might see despair, difficulty, chaos. I AM not asking you to pretend that your natural circumstances are not real but even as I invited My Son John to “come up here” (Revelation 4:1) so he could see things as I see them, I AM inviting you to see things as I see them.
My “erspective brings hope; My Perspective brings joy and delight. Surrender the way you see things and allow Me to open your eyes to fresh joy, to the hope that comes from My Perspective.”
Ephesians 1:18 NIV “I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints and his incomparably great power for us who believe.”
2 Kings 6:17a NIV “And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, LORD, so that he may see.””
Activation: You may like to make these two scriptures into a prayer for yourself to help you to see from His perspective.
30 December 2020. Victory is Mine!
“I AM not a God who gives up! I AM not a God who gives in, and I AM certainly not a God who hands over victory to the powers of darkness. Victory is and always will be mine. Do you believe this? Do you believe that in all things I will produce victory for you and in you?
Do not think I have forgotten you in this season. It is impossible for me to forget my chosen ones, and you are my chosen one. You are my beloved. You are my prize and my glory. So today, remember who I AM and what I have set aside for you as your victory. Declare today, “My God has set me apart for victory!” “
Psalm 44:6-8 NIV “I put no trust no trust in my bow, my sword does not bring me victory; but you give us victory over our enemies, you put our adversaries to shame. In God we make our boast all day long, and we will praise your name forever.”
1 Peter 2:9 NIV “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”
29 December 2020. Thank Me
I hear The Spirit of The LORD say, “Don’t look at the things you don’t have or can’t do right now! Lift your gaze to Me! I know it’s not easy to push through the flesh that keeps you bowed down and carrying heavy burdens but dare to stand tall and lift up your gaze to Me. Seek My Face. Worship Me, even in the storm that rages around you, and see how I deliver you. I AM calling you to a place of worship and thanksgiving for the things that you have. Focus on what you have, not on what you don’t have. Praise and worship lift you out of the mundane and set your feet on the solid rock. I AM your rock. Stand firm in who I say you are and don’t allow the lies of the enemy to have any part in you.”
Isaiah 43:1-2 NKJV “But now, this says The LORD, who created you O Jacob and who formed you, O Israel; ‘Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.””
2 Samuel 22:2-4 NKJV “And He said, “The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer.” The God of my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge; my Saviour, You save me from violence. I will call upon The LORD, who is worthy to be praised, so shall I be saved from my enemies.””
28 December 2020. I Celebrate YOU!
The LORD is saying to you today: “Remember that I know what it’s like to be on this earth, to be born, to grow up and to die, and I celebrate YOU. I AM committed to you and I celebrate you as one of My Own People. You bring joy to My Heart. I see you, and just as I reign on high after bringing victory over death, I ask you to join in celebrating with Me for I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33 NIV “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Ephesians 1:3 NIV “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.”
25 December 25, 2020. Celebrate Jesus!
“The act of receiving My Promises is not something that is done passively. I have given you the example of the humble shepherds, keeping watch over their flocks by night, as those who set an example to you. They responded immediately to what was spoken to them! They ran to Bethlehem to behold Jesus, the Saviour of the World, lying wrapped in a manger. They ran to see Jesus, the One who is the promise and the prophecy fulfilled! The shepherds told as many as they could, all the while, rejoicing and praising God!
My Sons and Daughters, will you reflect on and receive my promises even during this time of upheaval, shaking and uncertainty? Will you actively celebrate Jesus in the midst of it all, even though things don’t seem to be the way you would prefer them to be?”
Speak to yourself and say:
Ears, hear His glad tidings.
Eyes, see His great glory!
Heart, be filled with great joy!
Feet, run with the good news!
For unto you a Saviour is born!
Isaiah 9:6 NIV “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
Luke 2:15-18 NIV “When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which The LORD has told us about.” So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.”
24 December 2020. In Anticipation
Can you feel her excitement? Can you feel her awe and wonder? Can you imagine what Mary must have been thinking as she prepared to give birth to the Son of God?
Prophetic Activation : Stop and close your eyes. The LORD wants you, right now, to feel that anticipation, excitement, wonder and childlike faith that Mary must have had before Jesus was revealed to the Earth. Ask Him to show you how she was feeling and what she was thinking.
Take time to ponder how Mary had to walk to find somewhere to birth, somewhere to reveal the King. Think about how she felt as she experienced birthing pains while not knowing how she would parent the Son of God. For just as Mary marveled and pondered these things, so The LORD is saying, “Yet again I AM birthing a new remnant in this hour! Even though you feel as if you are walking, without a place to go, even though you are experiencing those birthing aches and pains, go back to that encounter that Mary had with Me. Go back to the place where I showed you Mary’s excitement and anticipation for the King to be revealed as this is the position I need you to be in as I prepare to give birth to My Glory Church!”
Luke 1:38 TPT “Then Mary responded, saying, “This is amazing! I will be a mother for The LORD! As his servant, I accept whatever he has for me. May everything you have told me come to pass.” And the angel left her.”
Luke 2:19 NIV “But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.”
23 December 2020. Exchange
“Do not listen to the voices of the world — those that bring down — nor partner with the fear and doubt that surrounds. Exchange your fear and your worries today for My great Gift. Just as the Angels announced the coming of My Son, Jesus, so long ago, I still have good news and glad tidings for you today. Receive the promise of My Son afresh in your heart, for He came that you may have life and have it in abundance.”
Luke 2:10 TPT “But the angel reassured them, saying, “Don’t be afraid. For I have come to bring you good news, the most joyous news the world has ever heard! And it is for everyone everywhere!””
John 10:10 TPT “A thief has only one thing in mind — he wants to steal, slaughter, and destroy. But I have come to give you everything in abundance, more than you expect — life in its fullness until you overflow!”
22 December 2020. The Oncoming Blessing
“Can’t you see it? Can’t you see the vastness and the weight of My oncoming Glory? Have you so turned your eyes to the seen world that you have forgotten the unseen as your portion? Look and see the fullness of My Glory that is pushing out of the heavenlies and into the earthly realm. Hear the beating of the wings of the incoming angels that are carrying this with force and trepidation.
Ready yourself for the oncoming blessing of the glory of The LORD’s temple! Do not miss this by closing your eyes or hiding away, but allow yourself to surrender to the greater weight of My Hand on your nations. Hear the busyness of Heaven as they are occupied with nothing else but the coming of what I want to release on the earth! Make yourself known, and make the spirit things known to you! Engage your eyes!”
Ezekiel 10:4-5 NIV “Then the glory of The LORD rose from above the cherubim and moved to the threshold of the temple. The cloud filled the temple, and the court was full of the radiance of the glory of The LORD. The sound of the wings of the cherubim could be heard as far away as the outer court, like the voice of God Almighty when he speaks.
2 Corinthians 4:18 NIV “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
21 December 2020. Dream With Me Again
The LORD God is conceiving things in your spirit. What wonder is He birthing in your heart for this time? I heard Him say, “I AM bringing you beautiful things. Do not consider yourself too young or too old. Remember Mary, so young, and her cousin Elizabeth, so old. Ask for my power to overshadow you. What do you dream for? What hopes do you have? Sit and dream with me again.”
As a symbol of trust, sit and dream with Him. Write down at least 10 dreams that you have, and then praise Him for His unfailing Word whilst dreaming again of what He wants in your life.
Luke 1:35-37 NIVUK “The Angel answered Mary, ‘The Holy Spirit will come up on you, and God’s power will rest upon you. For this reason the holy child will be called the Son of God. Remember your relative Elizabeth. It is said that she cannot have children, but she herself is now six months pregnant, even though she is very old. For there is nothing that God cannot do.’”
18 December 2020. Leap for Joy!
Luke 1:44-45 NIV “As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed is she who has believed that The LORD would fulfil his promises to her!”
I hear The Spirit of The LORD asking, “Do you believe my promises? Have you taken My Word as truth? Is your spirit leaping as John the Baptist did in the womb when he encountered Me?
It is time for a season of joy. A joy that comes not because of perfect or even good circumstances, but a joy that comes as the fruit of who I AM! It comes when you believe and receive My Promises. Partake and choose to believe that I have promises to fulfil in your life. Choose to believe My Word. Choose to celebrate Me – WHO I AM in you and in your life! And as you do, joy will bubble up and overflow. Y ou won’t be able to help it as you will LEAP FOR JOY!”
Be deliberate in this season to dwell in the joy of The LORD. If you feel that your joy is lacking, take time to find a Scripture or promise of joy and then write it out and post it in your house a reminder that joy is yours for the taking!
17 December 2020. The New Has Come
“Put away your worries, set aside your fears, come into my presence and rejoice with the angels. In this time of restrictions where life has been defined by what you cannot do and where you cannot go, come to Me, spend time with Me, worship Me, sing new songs to Me and let Me strengthen you in this season. The old has gone and the new has come. Ask Me and I will give you new eyes to see the new. Come to Me and let Me change your perspective to see the new that I have for you.”
1 Samuel 30:6 KJV “And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in The LORD his God.”
Psalm 121:1-2 NKJV “I will lift up my eyes to the hills — from whence comes my help? My help comes from The LORD, Who made heaven and earth.”
16 December 2020. All Hail King Jesus!
All Hail King Jesus! All hail The LORD of Heaven and Earth!
In this season, it is so easy for us to get wrapped up in traditions and fairy tales of Christmas time, especially with our children. Yet The LORD is saying, “Come to Me like little children and receive the wonder of The Ultimate Story ever told!” The Father is excited to reveal to you the excitement of His Story and to renew your awe and wonder of His majesty because His Story is your story! The story of your Saviour is being revealed to you as a humble baby.
The LORD is asking you in this season to ask Him to reveal something new to you about His character that you haven’t seen or sensed before.
Share it with your families, share it with your children, share it with your neighbours, share it on social media. As you proclaim the good news of a Saviour being born, all will shout: “ALL HAIL KING JESUS!”
Matthew 11:25-27 TPT “Then Jesus exclaimed, “Father, thank you, for you are Lord, the Supreme Ruler over heaven and earth! And you have hidden the great revelation of your authority from those who are proud and wise in their own eyes. Instead, you have shared it with these who humble themselves. Yes, Father, your plan delights your heart, as you’ve chosen this way to extend your kingdom—by giving it to those who have become like trusting children. You have entrusted me with all that you are and all that you have. No one fully and intimately knows the Son except the Father. And no one fully and intimately knows the Father except the Son. But the Son is able to unveil the Father to anyone he chooses.”
15 December 2020. Contradiction with Conviction
“Some of you have wanted so dearly to go against the wave with Kingdom Solutions to worldly questions, but what you have presented are arguments at the expense of my answers. I tell you today — if you will cast down arguments and high and lofty thoughts, I will give you an anointing for contradiction. I will give you an anointing to oppose demonic opinions with acts of my conviction. I will bless you in your pursuits of restoration that build and renew the seemingly unrepairable. And I will back you up as you come with My Solutions. I will back you up for contradiction if you will cast aside your arguments,” says The LORD.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 NKJV “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not [carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.’
14 December 2020. Let Your Light Shine!
“My Bride, it is time to shine brightly! It is time to let your light (ME in YOU) shine for all the world to see! I see so much in you that is bursting to come out — the things I created you to do as they are uniquely for you. This is your time! The light shines brightest in the dark, so do not be afraid, intimidated, timid or hesitant. Let your light shine and freely be who I made you.”
Psalm 18:28 NLT “You light a lamp for me. The LORD, my God, lights up my darkness.”
Matthew 5:15-16 NIV “Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
11 December 2020. Your First Love
“In this season of waiting, where is your focus?
As the Israelites waited over centuries for their Messiah, their long-awaited King, know that I too waited with anticipation, with bated breath. Oh, how I longed for that moment. I left Heaven to come to earth as your Saviour, not with regret, or with a sense of sacrifice, but with intense joy. This point in Earth’s history, quiet and unremarked by men at the time, was a moment of celebration in the heavens. It was a pivotal point in the history of mankind.
And now, again, I wait. I wait with longing for My Bride for your gaze to turn to Me. I wait for you to pause in the busyness of life, to give me your attention, your full attention. I did not come for snatched moments, for traditions, or meaningless rituals; I came for your heart, your whole heart.
This too is a pivot point in your history. Will you pause right now and refocus your gaze upon Me, your coming King? I long for you. I don’t want you to prioritise snatched moments of time. I want so much more than that. I want to be your first love. I want your whole heart; I want to be first in your heart. Will you prioritise Me? I AM waiting for you.”
Revelation 2:4-5 NIV “Yet I hold this against you: you have forsaken the love you had at first. Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.”
Hebrews 12:2 BSB “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
10 December 2020. I Will Refresh You
The LORD knows the way for your life for he has overcome the world. He asks you to come to Him when you feel weary and heavy-laden for He will refresh you. Where life has become heavy due to the need for breakthrough in finances, in relationships or in health, know that He is carrying you as close to Himself as you will allow. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the God Almighty, who is the same yesterday, today and forever.
Today, He is releasing to you a new way of deliverance and peace in the places where you have tried in your own strength. What are you waiting for? Will you let Him in close and let Him refresh you? Will you receive His deliverance and peace?
Jeremiah 31:25 NIV “I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.”
Isaiah 40:11 NIV “He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young.”
9 December 2020. The Era of My Glory
“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of The LORD as the waters cover the sea,” Habakkuk 2:14 NIV.
“To My Church, I say this is the era of My Glory. This is the era when I will be seen for WHO I AM! No longer will you see or know certain attributes or parts of me, but now you will come to know the FULLNESS of who I AM.
This will cause you to tremble; this will cause you to fall on your knees as the holy, reverential fear of The LORD will register in the whole of your being! It is a right, holy fear, not a fear that brings torment or terror, but it’s the fear that brings My Bride into the fullness of experiencing me as I AM – Mighty God!
To those who will hunger and yield, this will be the most thrilling days of your life!”
“Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches,” Revelation 3:6 NLT.
“Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. In a loud voice they were saying: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honour and glory and praise!”” Revelation 5:11-12 NIV.
8 December 2020. Choose to Dare Again!
“Some of you have dared greatly and lost plenty. But I tell you today, the plenty you have lost was man-made and limited. The plenty you lost is a thin membrane of dust on the surface of My Abundance. I did not call it to gather, so I have blown it away to reveal the depths of My Wealth. Look closer and peer in. See every facet, see every glimmer, see every shade of My Abundance.
If you do not, you will throw out treasure chests and consider them but boxes. I ask you to dare again, dare with your mouth and dare with your feet. When you see my treasure for what it is, and when you see the glory of My endless supply and the immeasurable value of My Riches, you will dare greatly and you will dare well.”
Matthew 19:29 NLT “And everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or property, for my sake, will receive a hundred times as much in return and will inherit eternal life.”
Matthew 6:19-21 NIV “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
7 December 2020. As Light in the Darkness
I see God as Father dressing you. He is speaking personally to you; His eyes look deeply into yours. His face beams light, and He sets aflame His glory in you.
And then He opens the door, sending you out, lit, into the darkness.
Remember that there are still those who are sitting in darkness. God has a promise for them; they shall see a great light! Remember that Jesus, the Light of the World, calls you the light of the world! And that He is in you and you are in Him!
Oh Sons and Daughters of Light, let your light shine brightly at this time of darkness, shaking, and uncertainty. Surely there are those who will see a great light and be rescued from the kingdom of darkness! SHINE!
Colossians 1:27 NIV “To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
Isaiah 60:1-3 NIV “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of The LORD rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but The LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.”
4 December 2020. The God Who Comes in Close
“Look at our history together. Look at the ups and downs, the trials and celebrations, the joys and the sorrows. Look at every deliverance, every healing, every provision and every word. I have not been and will never be absent from you; to believe that I will is a lie. I have set up the way through Jesus so that I cannot be separate from you; it’s impossible!
So today, in all of what you see as mess and confusion, come back to My Gaze. Come back to My Space, and let’s talk about everything that I have done to bring glory and everything I will do. I AM not distant. I AM not cruel. I AM so good and so close.”
Psalm 116:8-9 NIV “For you, Lord, have delivered me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before The LORD in the land of the living.”
Isaiah 40:11 NIV “He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young.”
3 December 2020. The Old Has Passed
I see The Spirit of The LORD visiting many homes and many hearts, and He is hovering and asking this question: “Are you ready to be made new?”
Many are sitting and wondering when things will change, when healing will come, and when the new will happen when it feels as if you’ve waited for so long. The Spirit of The LORD is hovering over you ready to take off the old — mindsets, habits, beliefs, doubt, frailty, infirmity and lack. He is extending His hand to you, ready for you to grab His. As you grab hold, He takes out the old and worn-out furniture from underneath you. He then leads you out and into a new place. Will you stand and follow? Will you let Him remove the old today?
If this resonates with you, then just say aloud, “Jesus, I give You permission to take out my old stuff — doubt, worries, wrong beliefs or whatever it may be, and I choose to grab Your hand and to stand and walk into the new life that You want to lead me into.” Then ask Him to give you a picture of what that new step or new life looks like.
2 Corinthians 5:17-18 TPT “Now, if anyone is enfolded into Christ, he has become an entirely new creation. All that is related to the old order has vanished. Behold, everything is fresh and new. And God has made all things new, and reconciled us to himself, and given us the ministry of reconciling others to God.”
2 December 2020. Lift Up Your Gaze!
“In this time of seeming chaos and upheaval where there seems to be no stability or peace, I want to remind you, that ‘I AM’ your peace. Stop getting bogged down with the battles of life and take your eyes off all that’s going on around you. Lift them higher; lift them up toMme. Seek My Face and My Presence, and in Me you will find that that stability and peace.
In every storm that you face, or indeed will ever face, I AM your anchor. I AM your strong tower, choose to run into me and be safe. Then you can start to declare ‘Peace’ to the storms in your life and see Me work in you and through you. Peace is not the absence of conflict, but it is knowing that I AM with you in the storm. I will either remove the storm or walk with you through it.”
John 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
Isaiah 26:3 “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.”
1 December 2020. Choose Honour
“I AM restoring honour in this hour! I AM restoring honour for the royalty of Heaven and the offspring that are my children on Earth. I AM re-establishing what it means to honour your neighbour, to love them as you love yourself. There is a re-alignment, a shift happening on the earth — where the culture of honour is not based on looks, or opinions, or education or groups.
Today, see that I AM an honourable God and King who demands honour for and from My Ekklesia. Celebrate this! This is lifting each other up in the most glorious way. It requires that you hold each other with a compassionate hand and a respectful heart.
Say ‘Amen!’ to loving each other better, to honouring each other as I love and honour you as My Children.”
Romans 12:10 NIV “Be devoted to one another in love. Honour one another above yourselves.”
Matthew 22:37-40 NIV “Jesus replied: “‘Love The LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.””
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