Lion Bites — February 2023
Daily prophecy for February, 2023, republished with the kind permission of the Global Prophetic Alliance. Every Monday — Friday.
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28 February 2023. Clean out the Clutter
“Over this month, My focus is on the clutter in your daily thinking. Are you aware of the little things that are not aligned with My Word? Do you realise that you’re not taking every thought captive? You are aware of bigger issues where you have a wrong mindset, but you are forgetting the little seeds the enemy is planting. You shrug them off thinking that it’s not as bad as the bigger issues like anxiety, pride or rebellion. You think you can get away with it. But I know your heart and I see that you’re not dealing with the clutter in your thinking.
Having negative thoughts about someone is still partnering with the enemy. Doubting your identity is still letting the enemy come in to steal. Worrying about money is still the seed for partnering with the spirit of poverty.
You must clean out the clutter!
I want you to do a thorough clean out of your thinking. Ask Me where the enemy already has a foothold in your thinking. Sit down with Me and ask me to show you your blind spots.
I AM good and I will take care of you in the process. I will show you what to do and how to deal with it.
Don’t focus on what the enemy is doing; invite Me in and let Me show you where you need to change your thinking so that the enemy can’t create a stronghold.
After you’ve cleared out the clutter, you will feel lighter and you will have more room to breathe. I will come to fill the places you have cleaned with My Love, Truth and Goodness. I have come that you may have life, and have it to the full.”
Activation : Ask The LORD where you need to clean up clutter and what the clutter is.
Write down what you need to repent of and repent for wrong thinking and/or wrong mindsets. Take time to let The Holy Spirit fill up the spaces you have cleaned out.
John 10:7-10 (NIV) “Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
2 Corinthians 10:5 (NIV) “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
27 February 2023. Blooming
“Can you sense the blooming coming? The first signs of spring are already breaking through! My child, in this past season I have been pruning your life — cutting away the things that obstruct your walk with Me — in relationships, work, and the deepest places of your heart. Now I say: look up and forwards because change is in the air and it is time for new growth!
But to go forwards at pace you need to stop looking back at the painful pruning.
Many of the things which cut and seemed to hold you back you blamed on the enemy. They were, however, the work of My Love in your life so you could bear more fruit.
I Love the garden of your heart but, as a skillful gardener, I needed to prepare it thoroughly for the planting to come.
The fullness of my glory can only grow in soil that is pure and fertilised with My Heart!
Now is the time to lay down your misplaced resentment and offer Me your hand declaring, “Take me into new growth where I will bloom!””
Activation : Take time with The LORD to ask forgiveness for any resentment of the pruning process and thank Him for it. As a prophetic act, give Him your hand telling Him you choose to look forwards to new growth. Allow The Spirit to show you where new growth may already be happening and where you may expect to see more. Are there things you could begin to do to co-labour with The LORD?
John 15:1-2 (NASB) “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit.”
Isaiah 35:1-2 (NASB) “The wilderness and the desert will rejoice, and the desert will shout for joy and blossom; like the crocus it will blossom profusely and rejoice with joy and jubilation.”
24 February 2023. Power in Listening
It is not uncommon to make presumptions, thinking that we know what God wants to do or say, yet we have not actually asked Him. This normally comes from a willingness to bless and encourage but the reality is we can do this without listening to he who loves us best. This means that when correction is needed, it is overlooked.
We have feared men more than we have feared God and instead of taking time to consider what God is saying we assume that we know what he would say or do in any given circumstance.
But now is the time in which The LORD God Almighty is calling His People to listen and not presume; to fear Him and not men, speaking the Words that He is saying and being silent when He does not speak. It is a time to do what he is leading us to do, and not to assume that we know His Perfect Will without asking first.
Prayer : LORD forgive me for my presumption in assuming that I know what you are going to say or intend to do without taking time to actually listen to you. Forgive me for putting words in your mouth and misrepresenting what you want to say and do things that you are not doing. Please take my heart, correct my attitude, and remove any presumption on my part. Help me to always seek you and your will before I act or speak. Amen.
Romans 12:2 (NIV) “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
1 John 5:14-15 (NIV) “Now, this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.”
23 February 2023. Movement
“”I want to move, I want to move, move, move, move!” This is what I AM hearing all over the world right now. Some of you feel stuck in your current situations and you look around and are scared by what your eyes see.
I want you to move, but if you are not moving then why aren’t you asking for my help? There is a lie that is whispering in your ear, “It’s just too hard, so why try?”
I AM looking at you right now and I tell you the truth. With God it’s not too hard. Though you may laugh it is possible with Me.”
Matthew 19:26 (NLT) “Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is poss
Genesis 18:14 (NLT) “Is anything too hard for The LORD? I will return about this time next year, and Sarah will have a son.”
“I say to you right now that if you are not moving from where you are there is a reason. Some have given up, feeling defeated, while others have assignments where they are right now and so something must shift before they can move. I t is not too late to pick yourself up and get a move on.
Have you asked Me what needs to shift in or around you before you can take a step? Let’s take a look together right now.
What’s in your home? Sadness, despair, heaviness, strife? Tell it to go in my name and I’ll back you. Command the space to be filled with my kingdom’s opposing value.
What’s in your heart? Grudges, bitterness, envy, false hope? Break agreement in my name and I will see you through and see you made whole. Ask Me to fill you with My Character and healing will come.”
Isaiah 61:1-3 (NLT) “The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, for The LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed. He has sent me to tell those who mourn that the time of The LORD’s favour has come, and with it, the day of God’s anger against their enemies. To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that The LORD has planted for his own glory.
22 February 2023. Push Forward
“I want to give you a push forward in using your spiritual gifts.
You have been feeling stuck at the same level in your gifts for a while and you have a desire to move forward. The enemy is trying to hold you back and wanting you to believe that you are not made to do greater things than I did. I see your desire and your heart to be used by Me in greater measure. I want to push you out of this place so that you can fly faster and higher in the spirit.
Know that when I give you a push you will feel sudden speed, a speed that you are not used to, and it will feel scary and uncomfortable. You will feel a bit out of control and unstable. This is good, stay in that place. Don’t retreat saying that you are not up for it, or that you can’t do it. The enemy wants you to give up, and he wants you to lose your boldness and courage. I want you to keep going. Let Me teach you in the uncomfortable, unstable place. There you will listen better and lean into me more.
I can only give you a push if you decide to step out and use your gifts in ways that you know are a challenge for you. If you are comfortable with prophesying over friends and family, then start prophesying over strangers. If you are comfortable with praying against a fever, then start praying for someone who has a broken arm. Do not be afraid for I AM with you, always.
Go and use your gifts!”
Activation : Ask The Holy Spirit what a challenge is for you when using your gifts. Spend time with The LORD and ask Him why this is a challenge for you. Ask Him if there are lies holding you back from stepping out. Agree with The LORD in what window of time you will be stepping out.
John 14:12 (NIV) “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.”
2 Timothy 1:6 (NIV) “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.”
Joshua 1:9 (NIV) “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for The LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
21 February 2023. Communion
“I long for you to come and commune with Me. Come sit with Me for a while, pulling away from the world’s demands, from the wants and needs of the flesh. Come sit with Me for a while, and be reminded that you are one with Me. I AM in you and you are in Me. Spirit to spirit.
Come take the new wine and eat the fresh bread; be refreshed and healed as you receive from Me. Linger a while longer so I can refresh your soul for I AM calling you to come to The Table I have prepared for you. This Table has everything you need for the season ahead.
Will you come and commune with Me, for I have pulled up a chair just for you. Will you come?
I want to open and awaken your spirit to a new revelation of Me. So I ask again, will you come and commune with Me?”
Luke 22:17-19 (TPT) “Then he raised a cup and gave thanks to God and said to them, “Take this and pass it on to one another and drink. I promise you that the next time we drink this wine, we will be together in the feast of God’s kingdom.”
Then he lifted up a loaf, and after praying a prayer of thanksgiving to God, he gave each of his apostles a piece of bread, saying, “This loaf is my body, which is now being offered to you. Always eat it to remember me.”
20 February 2023. Blood is Victory
We walk in victory. In the miasma of despair in this world, it’s easy to forget this. It’s easy to become overwhelmed with the minutiae of everyday battles, bleeding from a thousand paper cuts from a thousand different trials.
But in the upside down Kingdom, blood is victory. Jesus bled on our behalf, so that we may be victorious in reconciliation, returning to the Father.
Don’t let the standards of this world rob you of your understanding of victory. For NOTHING, not death nor life, not angel nor demon, can separate you from the love of God.
Let the truth of this word wash you — Jesus has made a way for you to spend eternity with God. And it is in Him that we find our hope, our home, our love. And in that, we stand in victory.
Ephesians 1:7 (NIV) “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace.”
Colossians 1:20 (TPT) “And by the blood of his cross, everything in heaven and earth is brought back to himself – back to its original intent, restored to innocence again!”
17 February 2023. Laugh Aloud
“My darling children! Do you realise that I AM a Father who loves to laugh and have fun? That it brings My Heart incredible joy to see My Beloved ones being merry with laughter and enjoyment.
I too love to laugh! Even better, I love to laugh with you. I AM not a distant god, but a close Father, Who loves to spend time with his children. Being joyful is a part of who I am and it is your portion also. When was the last time you had a good laugh? When you laughed so hard you cried and your sides ached.
Don’t be afraid to laugh, to find joy in the mundane, or to tell a joke and sing a silly song. Remember, dear ones: I created you to live life in abundance and laughter and joy are your portion.”
Activation : Take a moment to consider the last time you laughed aloud. The last time you felt merry and carefree. Ask Jesus to show you where he was with you in those moments. Spend some time talking to Jesus about what it means to be merry and joyful.
Psalm 2:4 (NIV) “The one enthroned in heaven laughs . . .”
Isaiah 55:12 (NIV) “You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.”
16 February 2023. Least of These
“I want you to care for one another.
How you treat the least of those among you matters to Me.
I would see you care for the “less than” among you not out of guilt or striving but from the overflow of My Love for you. That from the well of compassion springing up within you, you would bring the lost in from the cold. Will you champion those whom the world has cast aside, seeking kingdom strategies for transformation and alignment?
Share the light that I have placed within you; be the salt I have created you to be.
Would you rise up in this season and be a vessel of love for the broken hearted? A vessel of hope for the lost and forgotten?”
Activation : Read Matthew 25:40-45. Read it a second time, asking Holy Spirit to lead you through it. Ask Holy Spirit to highlight how these verses apply to you in your life right now and how you are meant to live out these verses.
Matthew 5:13-16 (NIV) “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill can not be hidden. 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.”
1 John 4:19 (NIV) “We love because he first loved us.”
15 February 2023. First Love
What is your first love? What is the thing that you spend most of your time, thoughts and resources on? Is it truly God?
The Father is calling you to take the idols of this world off your walls and destroy them. The things that take your eyes away from him, the worldly things that consume your heart and mind. Throw them off so that you can once more take your place in his great army.
This is a year to rise; a year to realise your potential. Don’t let the things that distract, prevent you from stepping into the fullness of your call. Like mice that nibble at the harvest, so do the everyday distractions steal from the Kingdom of God. Cut off that which would destroy and place God back as your first love.
Action : Ask God to shine a light on the things that are keeping you from placing him as your first love.
Jeremiah 2:2 (NIV) “Go and proclaim in the hearing of Jerusalem: “This is what The LORD says: ‘I remember the devotion of your youth, how as a bride you loved me and followed me through the wilderness, through a land not sown.’””
14 February 2023. A Holy Place
You exist where heaven meets earth. You are the home of the Holy Spirit. You are a Holy Place!
God is calling your self perspective into right alignment with how He sees you. For out of all the places that God could live, he chose you. Marvel at this! God’s breath is in your lungs, God’s Spirit is in your heart, God’s seal is upon you. Every part of your body bears the fingerprints of The LORD Almighty. How beautiful is the work of his hands.
It is time to stop slandering the temple where The Holy Spirit of God dwells. It’s time to stop speaking negativity over yourself. Take time today to thank God for your body, where he so richly lives. Marvel at how God thinks you are so wonderful; he has made you his home. Delight in being a carrier of God himself. Bless your body as a holy place for the Spirit of God and call yourself beautiful. For child of God, you are indeed a beautiful holy place.
Activation : Speak life over yourself today! Ask Holy Spirit to lead you through declarations of life and love, speaking them aloud over yourself.
1 Corinthians 6:19 (NIV) “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?”
1 John 3:1 (TPT) “Look with wonder at the depth of the Father’s marvellous love that he has lavished upon us! He has called us and made us his very own beloved children.”
13 February 2023. Rockin’ and Rollin’
“Do not be surprised when things get rocky. When the boat rocks and the waves are rolling, I AM calling to the deep.
To the deep in you, I say, what rocks you is what holds you, and what holds you is what controls you.
Have I promised you victory? Yes!
Have I promised you blessing? Yes!
Have I promised you justice? Also, Yes!
But have I not also said you would have trials, pain, and betrayal? Another Yes!
You don’t believe Me? Let Me quote myself:
I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world.” [My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.] (John 16:33 AMP)
I came to testify of how good the Father is. Even when my disciples all left me that night in the garden the Father did not.
As The Father did not leave Me, we will not leave you. We are committed to fulfilling Our Purpose in you, so when we lead into spaces you do not know don’t fight us. The Father and Spirit are present here with me, the Son, accounted for and filling every area of uncertainty with omnipresent determination for the Word to be fulfilled in you. Where your understanding stops and falls short is not a representation of My Sight. You see in part but I see in full, so trust Me.
So what holds you? I know now is when you would usually do an activation. They are good springboards, but I want ongoing participation, an ongoing activation of testing the things that hold you.
Sometimes it’s me that’s rocking things and other times it’s not. Stay under My Eye, speak Peace to the things that would control you, and come under My Guidance.”
2 Samuel 7:28 (AMP) “And now, O Lord GOD, You are God, and Your words are truth, and You have promised this good thing to Your servant.”
Psalm 32:8 (AMP) “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you [who are willing to learn] with My eye upon you.”
10 February 2023. Brighter Days
“Many of you have been marked through these past days by my process of refinement and I assure you that brighter days are ahead. While my hand has been upon you in this process, I AM not ignorant to where the enemy has attempted to come in like a flood, stealing your fruit and your joy through the process. He has not bested you!
While there will be turmoil and darkness in the days ahead, rest easy, for you have been moulded for such a time as this. For those who surrendered to my purposes, casting their agendas aside and preferring the one I placed before them, you will find that you are ready to be commissioned.
In this place of being prepared you will find that you can look at the days ahead of you not with fear and trembling but with joy and delight. For when you come prepared you arrive with an expectation of victory. There are brighter days ahead, because you have been through the fire and you are now postured in expectation.”
Prayer: Father, the journey you have me on is not always clear but I know that in the waiting I find more of you. Thank-you for loving me so well that you would ensure my preparedness for this new season. I repent for where I have knowingly and unknowingly fought your process. Today, I freshly surrender my agenda to you, choosing to instead prefer your agenda. Thank-you that there are brighter days ahead of me!
Job 8:5-7 (ESV) “If you will seek God and plead with the Almighty for mercy, if you are pure and upright, surely then he will rouse himself for you and restore your rightful habitation. And though your beginning was small, your latter days will be very great.”
1 Peter 3:13-16 (MSG) “If with heart and soul you’re doing good, do you think you can be stopped? Even if you suffer for it, you’re still better off. Don’t give the opposition a second thought. Through thick and thin, keep your hearts at attention, in adoration before Christ, your Master. Be ready to speak up and tell anyone who asks why you’re living the way you are, and always with the utmost courtesy.”
9 February 2023. Speak Up
“Speak My truth gently and kindly to whom I send you.
The enemy has muzzled you to keep you quiet when I asked you to stand up and speak. I handpicked you and set you free from the fear of men, so that you could speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.
I AM sending you to those who are bound by the fear of being hurt. They have accepted this fear as their portion. You are my conduit to carry My Words. Do not listen to any other voices that cause you to shrink, withdraw, and remind you of your past agony.
Listen only to your King’s Voice.
My Voice is powerful; My Voice is majestic and My Voice thunders. When I send you, go; when I command you, speak!
I chose Moses and sent him back to Pharaoh to speak for those who were bound by fear. This is the God you serve. Ask for My Direction, My Time, My Wisdom and when you open up, I will put My Words in your mouth. My Words, in your mouth, will set others free from ungodly captivity.
There is a time to keep quiet; there is a time to speak. This is the time to speak and release My Words.”
Activation : Spend time talking to The LORD about how he would have you speak to those around you. Does he have a word he’d like you to share with someone? Repent for where you have been reluctant to speak and ask for a fresh anointing on your mouth and words. Then, seek his strategies for how to speak out in this season.
Acts 18:9-11 (ESV) “And The LORD said to Paul one night in a vision, “Do not be afraid, but go on speaking and do not be silent, for I am with you, and no one will attack you to harm you, for I have many in this city who are my people.” And he stayed a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.”
Proverbs 31:8 (ESV) “Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute.”
8 February 2023. Rest Close to Me
“How do you use your rest and relaxation time? Is it by filling your mind with other things? I AM in you by My Spirit. Right next to you. But you have allowed your life to be led from your intellect, your thoughts, and your emotions. I will teach you rest and from rest will come my work; from rest will come pleasing worship.
From rest will come peace and all the other fruit of the Spirit. In you, through me. You say there are so many things to do in this world, so many responsibilities, so many pressures. I see them. Yet I still want you to learn to function from my rest. Ask Me about it.
Ask Me how my rest works where you are and in the spiritual realm. A wonderful truth exists, and that is that you are seated with me in heavenly realms, and I live in you. What beautiful, joyous possibilities my rest leads to. As you read this, do not try to intellectualise a response. Ask Me to show you My Rest.”
Reflection: Draw close to God, allowing your intellect, thoughts, and emotions to be subservient to him, recognising that he lives in you. Ask him what he wants to say to you.
Matthew 11:28-30 (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.”
Deuteronomy 33:27a (ESV) “The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms.”
Jeremiah 33:3 “Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.”
7 February 2023. Commissioned
“You live in My Kingdom but I have given you dominion. I have prepared a place of favour, authority, and government for you. I AM the same God who encouraged Joshua after Moses died and I encourage and remind you that every place your foot treads, those are the territories I have given you.
Be strong and courageous; willing and obedient. Observe and do all I have commanded you and you will eat the good of the land I have given you.
No man can stand against you all the days of your life because I go with you. As we go, there will be no fear or timidity in you. We will be in step with one another as we rule and walk together.”
Activation : Surrender and allow me to solidify your identity in me. Put off the old man and put on the new man. Watch how, even in the face of your accuser, I will remove your filthy garments and give you a fresh robe and turban.
Ephesians 4:23-24 (NKJV) “. . . be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.”
Joshua 1:1-7 (NKJV) “After the death of Moses the servant of The LORD, it came to pass that The LORD spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, saying: “Moses My servant is dead. Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them—the children of Israel. Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you, as I said to Moses. From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the River Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your territory. No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you. Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go.”
Zechariah 3:3-5 (NKJV) “Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and was standing before the Angel. Then He answered and spoke to those who stood before Him, saying, “Take away the filthy garments from him.” And to him He said, “See, I have removed your iniquity from you, and I will clothe you with rich robes.” And I said, “Let them put a clean turban on his head.” So they put a clean turban on his head, and they put the clothes on him. And the Angel of The LORD stood by.”
6 February 2023. Levitical Priests
“I AM calling forth My Levitical Priests who live for me in purity and chastity. I have seen your faithfulness towards Me and the desire to please Me in everything you do. I have seen you worshipping in the war room of your heart. I have seen your sacrifice in living for Me. I have seen how your worship has become your lifestyle.
I set you apart to carry my covenant for the ark. You have been through a refining process to bring the gold out of you, breaking your idols and reinstating simplicity. I have allowed situations and people to irritate you so you would run to me for help. Because you love Me, you wanted to do what is right in My Eyes. Through this irritant, I have formed you into a beautiful white pearl who carries My heart of purity and chastity to others.
I AM releasing an anointing over you to empower true prophetic worship, an anointing that ignites you to worship Me.”
Activation : Study Ezekiel 44:15-27 and ask Holy Spirit for fresh revelation on this passage. You can see from this passage that God’s order is always living in high places for this specific calling.
1 Peter 2:9 (NKJV) “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light…”.
Joshua 3:3 (MSG) “When you see the Covenant-Chest of God, your God, carried by the Levitical priests, start moving. Follow it.”
3 February 2023. I AM Your Rock
“I AM your rock! Do not worry about what is about to come this year. Stay firm and closely connected to Me, My Child. I AM unshakable, I AM stable, I AM strong. No matter what happens around you, do not look to the left or the right, but fix your eyes on me and stand on My Word. There will be uncertainties and there will be storms but as long as you are grounded in Me and in My Word, you will be secure.
Get into My Word for it will be your firm foundation.”
Activation : Ask The Holy Spirit if there is anything He wants you to prioritise more in 2023, like reading scripture, worshipping, intercession… make it your daily routine and remind yourself to stand firm on the rock which is The LORD Jesus Christ.
Psalm 18:1-2 (NIV) “I love you Lord, my strength. The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”
2 Samuel 22:4-7 (NIV) “I called to The LORD, who is worthy of praise, and have been saved from my enemies. The waves of death swirled about me; the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me. The cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death confronted me. In my distress I called to The LORD; I called out to my God. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came to his ears.”
2 February, 2023. Spirit Plans
“For thus says The LORD God, the Holy One of Israel, ‘In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength’. But you were unwilling . . . ” Isaiah 30:15 (ESV)
“How many years have you run your life in accordance with your own plans? Do you realise that I can guide you minute by minute, hour by hour as to what you might do with your time and energies? Having strategy is not just for businesses and large organisations; it is for my ecclesia, from the smallest number to all people. For I have plans for you, yes, but I also have plans to bring My Kingdom to earth. I need you to be willing to sit and wait and hear strategies, both with me daily on your own but also with other like-minded people.
Bring Me your rest.
Bring Me your time.
Bring Me your commitments, for I Love you and I want the best for you. Do not fear a different way of living your life this year. Look for My Ways again!”
Prayer : LORD, show me the big picture of what you are doing presently that I do not see, and give me the disciplined heart to look and look again until I understand what You are saying, and what You are showing me. Where I resist being your disciple, I choose to grow up that I might be stronger for Your Kingdom. Amen.
1 Chronicles 28:12 (NIV) “He (David) gave him (Solomon) the plans of all that the Spirit had put into his mind for the courts of the temple of The LORD and all the surrounding rooms, for the treasuries of the temple of God, and for the treasuries of the dedicated things.”
Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV) “The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you, nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
1 February, 2023. The In-Between
“What do you do when you don’t know what to do? Stand. Stand, rest, and wait for me to show you the next step. In the liminal space, or the place that is in between where you were and the place where I AM sending you, there is an incredible amount of blessing and growth happening within you.
On the eve of taking dominion in Jericho, I came in full armour and regalia as the Commander of the Army of The LORD. My Answer to Joshua’s question was, I AM not for him, and I AM not for his adversaries. As I prepare you to take dominion, allow the same message to permeate through you and your current earthly circumstances: my ways are higher.”
Activation : Be still and let me complete the work I have started in you. Stand, wait, and rest in knowing there is relational growth and power in the liminal place. As I bring the understanding of your next steps, remove the shoes from off your feet and reverence me.
Proverbs 16:1-2 (NKJV) “The preparations of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from The LORD. All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, But The LORD weighs the spirits.”
Ephesians 6:13 (NKJV) “Therefore take up the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”
Joshua 5:13-15 (NKJV) “And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, a Man stood opposite him with His sword drawn in His hand. And Joshua went to Him and said to Him, “Are You for us or for our adversaries?” So He said, “No, but as Commander of the army of The LORD I have now come.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshipped, and said to Him, “What does my Lord say to His servant?” Then the Commander of The LORD’s army said to Joshua, “Take your sandal off your foot, for the place where you stand is holy.” And Joshua did so.”
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YES Abba Father…Love I do for JESUS
Thank you Jesus for making my body your home Holy Spirit guide me every day. Amen.
Amen. Thank you Jesus.
Lord let my heart have you more, less me.
King James Version col 3:3
For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
English Standard Version psalms 61:4
Let me dwell in your tent forever! Let me take refuge under the shelter of your wings! Selah