Lion Bites — July 2022
Daily prophecy for July, 2022, republished with the kind permission of the Global Prophetic Alliance. Every Monday — Friday.
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July 29, 2022. Full Circle
“Sometimes it can feel like you are back where you began. Things can suddenly come full circle and you wonder what the point of the journey so far has been. Maybe you feel a sense of déjà vu. Maybe it appears in the natural like you have walked around the mountain many times and ended up back where you started from. Rest assured, you have come further than you know.
I AM not a linear God — I AM in the cycles. Completion in itself is a process. The extrication from the previous requires unwinding, unraveling and tying up, in order to move on to the next.
Like the rings in the core of a tree trunk, your life has many nested cycles, and each is larger than the previous. All of these build you, grow you, prepare you, and become part of your story, your strength, and your character.”
John 6:5-13 (NIV) “He did not allow it to be wasted. He used it all. In the same way, God can take the things in our lives that seem to be a waste and turn them into something useful, even beneficial.”
Philippians 1:4-6 (NIV) “In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
July 28, 2022. Come Away
“You are coming into a place where you are beginning to experience Me in a more intimate way.
I Love when you seek and press into My Presence with all your heart. Did I not say that those who seek, Me will find Me, when you seek me with all of your heart? I love My Time with you. I Love your undivided attention. In My Presence there is fullness of joy, there is peace, there is Love. In My Presence is freedom to move into what I have called you to do and be.
Allow Me to strip away any and everything that has the potential to keep you stagnant. In My Presence you will find the refreshing and refiling you so desperately long for.
You have asked for revelation and insight, and it will be found in My Presence – in the secret, hidden place, with Me. Come away with Me, My Beloved. Let Me share with you how I see you. Let Me reveal My Secrets, the Plans that I have for you.
This is My Invitation to you – COME INTO MY PRESENCE! COME AWAY WITH ME!”
Activation : Find a quiet place to spend with The LORD. Relax in His presence and allow Him to shower His love on you. Ask The LORD to show you how He sees you. Let Him know how much you love Him. Write down what The LORD is speaking to you.
Psalm 16:11 (NKJV) “You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.”
July 27, 2022. Antidote
“My Love is the antidote to the world. I gave My only Son to die for the sins of the world so that everyone who believes in Him will have eternal life.
My Bride, you have forsaken your first love for a counterfeit love: the love of the world. It is a love that is demanding, a love that will leave, and has left My Bride thirsty, hungry, and barren of my power.
My Love is the very power that took My Son to The Cross. Focus on My Love, for in My Love is where you will find victory. It is time to stop sounding like a clanging cymbal; My Love is the very thing the world is looking for. My beloved, come away with Me and allow Me to fill you to overflowing with My Love.
People are dying because of a lack of true love; I AM giving you a prescription for a dying world and it is My Love. My Love will bring healing, bind up the brokenhearted, and set the captives free. Take the medicine of My Love out into the world. But first, make sure you have had your fill.”
1 John 4:7-9 (TPT) “Those who are loved by God, let his love continually pour from you to one another, because God is love. Everyone who loves is fathered by God and experiences an intimate knowledge of him. The one who doesn’t love has yet to know God, for God is love. The light of God’s love shined within us when he sent his matchless Son into the world so that we might live through him.”
1 John 4:19 (TPT) “Our love for others is our grateful response to the love God first demonstrated to us.”
July 26, 2022. Come to the Water
“Come, all who are thirsty and drink.
Come to my living water and fountain of life.
For out of Me comes living water.
I AM coming to wash you and soak you, bringing you back to life where you have felt dry, weak, and weary. I AM coming to drench you in abundant life and to awaken all that has grown tired. Drink Me in each day and you will never grow thirsty again.”
John 4:13-14 (NIV) “Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
Psalm 107:8-9 (NIV) “Let them give thanks to The LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.”
July 25, 2022. Dead and Alive
“My Chosen Ones, put to death whatever belongs to your earthly nature (Colossians 3:5 a, ESV). However, do not be deceived, for I do not ask you to dig emotional pits of misery for yourself out of a misguided loyalty to Me. Come, live your life with a childlike faith and with yourself as dead to sin, remembering to LIVE the resurrection life brought by My Son, Jesus. Keep short accounts with Me about ‘you’ and refocus quickly back to me and my joy. I love you and am not a slavish father with harsh demands.”
Activation : Ask Father God if this ‘dead to sin’ yet ‘alive in Christ’ understanding needs to be adjusted in your life.
Romans 6:14 (ESV) “For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.”
John 10:10 (ESV) “I came that they might have life and have it abundantly.”
July 22, 2022. Be Ready
“When you ask Me to move, expect Me to do it. Don’t wait to see if I will. Prepare for Me to arrive. Prepare for Me to supply. This is what I call Faith.
When you ask Me for a Harvest, get your baskets ready. When you ask me for a new home, start packing up your boxes. Position yourself to move with Me. Be ready and expectant. Do not sit back and wait to see if My Word will come to pass.
I AM ready to move, I AM ready to come, but if the spaces in your life, your home, your heart are full of other things- you have not made room for Me.
Show that you are ready by preparing space for Me.
Show that you are ready by watching for Me.
Show that you are ready by making yourself ready.
I say to you that I AM coming. I will provide. I will move. Show Me that you believe it by making your life ready for Me.”
Activation : What physical action do you need to take in order to partner with The LORD’s promises to you? Whether it is large or small, don’t hold back out of fear. Make room for The LORD to show up.
Hebrews 11:1-3 (NKJV) “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.”
July 21, 2022. Strengthening
“Good courage is My Strength; it’s trusting me and realising that I AM able to work all things for good for those who love me and are called according to my purpose.
Good courage develops as you give thanks to Me and it allows me to strengthen you. David made himself strong in Me by worshipping Me.
Today, don’t allow yourself to be weakened by falling into ungratefulness. Don’t allow your hearts to be confused and darkened because you did not choose to be thankful for My Loving Kindness.
Instead be strong and of good courage.”
Activation : Spend time giving thanks and worshipping. Trust The LORD to strengthen you. Repent of moaning and being stuck in a desert-like experience or finding yourself confused and feeling futile because you have fallen into meditating on the problem rather than looking for the goodness of God and becoming established in His Ways. Ask for good courage.
Romans 8:28 (NKJV) “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”
Nehemiah 8:10 (NKJV) “The joy of The LORD is your strength.”
July 20, 2022. Give Thanks
“Yesterday I talked about the good courage and strength that Joshua developed in his life. He trusted Me.
Another way to be strengthened is to give thanks. My Son was able to give thanks as he broke bread in the upper room with His Disciples (Luke 22:19). He knew he was about to go to The Cross; He knew He was about to suffer deep pain physically, emotionally, and spiritually. And still He gave thanks.
Giving thanks is a way to receive My Grace and My Strength, as you navigate different seasons of life. Your circumstances will change, but My steadfast Love for you will not. My Character and Mature of Love, Redemption, and Compassion does not change, and that’s how you can give thanks in every circumstance.
Growing in maturity, allows you to recognise My Faithfulness, and Loving Kindness will carry you through every season of life. That gives you strength and good courage.”
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NKJV) “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
Psalm 136:1 (KNJV) “Oh, give thanks to The LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.”
July 19, 2022. Good Courage
“Four times I told Joshua to be strong and of good courage, because I wanted to encourage him.
I want to encourage you too.
You are moving into the land of your inheritance, and like Joshua and Caleb you are developing Character and Faith. You are growing in good courage.
Like Joshua and Caleb you are learning not to murmur and complain (which is what kept the Israelites in the desert forty years) because good courage believes me and what I have promised. You are learning to trust me more than your current circumstances and believe me when I say I will never leave you nor forsake you.
No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. (Joshua 1:5, NIV)
Good courage reaps a reward.
Look at what Joshua, who learnt to be of good courage and be strengthened by me said at the end of his life to his people: and you know in all your hearts and in all your souls that not one good thing has failed of all the good things which The LORD your God spoke concerning you. All have come to pass for you; not one word of them has failed. (Joshua 23:14, NIV).”
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.”
July 18, 2022. My Sound
“My sound resounds. Do you hear the sound of My Calling deep inside of you? Do you perceive it? The sound that you hear is My heartbeat. Calling each one of you to come into alignment with My heartbeat. It’s time to walk in My power.
A surrendered life will produce My power in you. You lay down your life, your ways, and pick up My ways. My ways give life to you. A life full of My goodness that comes only from My Breath.”
Activation : Submit ALL to God, Don’t withhold anything from Him. Give your life as an offering to Him. Embrace God and all His ways.
Romans 12:1-2 (MSG) “So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life — and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.”
Psalm 23:6 (AMP) “Surely goodness and mercy and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell forever [throughout all my days] in the house and in the presence of The LORD.”
July 15, 2022. Model Yourself on Me
“My behaviour is perfect. I always walk in love, and you are blessed because of it. Now watch what I do and take My Example.
I AM always with you; are you always with Me?
My Heart is turned towards you; is your heart turned towards Me?
My Heart is open to your prayers; are you open to My Words?
My Eyes are attentive to your circumstances; do your eyes look at things the way I do?
My Mouth speaks life; does yours?
My Hand does good; are you working with it?
Model yourself on Me.”
Activation : Examine your heart and your life and see if there is any area that does not reflect your status as a child of God. Surrender it to the Father and let him teach you how to move the way He does.
John 5:19 (CSB) “Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, the Son is not able to do anything on his own, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, the Son likewise does these things.””
John 13:15 (CSB) “For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done for you.”
July 14, 2022. “Trust in Me!”
“Everything you are looking for is found in Me. You don’t need to look anywhere else for the answers. I know your every need and your deepest desires, and in me they will be fulfilled. Come and partner with Me. Let go of all control. Don’t settle for what you can do in your own strength, but give it to Me and trust Me to do the impossible.
Just believe. Stand on My Word and My Promises spoken to you and declare them over your life. Don’t grow weary in waiting, but in My perfect Timing, I will bring it to pass. Your faith is growing stronger in the process. I AM never early nor AM I too late; I AM always on time.
I won’t let you down. You can put your trust in Me.”
Activation : Are there any promises God has spoken to you that you need greater faith for? Ask God to reveal if you are trusting Him completely or if you are trying to make it happen in your own strength? Let go of any ways that you are controlling the situation. Repent for any unbelief. Stand on the promise and declare it daily. Believe God will do what He said He would do.
Psalm 118:8 (NKJV) “It is better to trust in The LORD than to put confidence in man.”
Mark 5:36 (NIV) “Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, ‘Don’t be afraid; just believe.’“
Matthew 19:26 (NIV) “Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’“
July 13, 2022. “Build with Me!”
“Stop inspecting the foundation of the house I have asked you to build for me. You’ve been inspecting meticulously and waiting for any imperfection to appear. I didn’t ask you to build this house alone. I asked you to build with Me. When you build with Me, you will build according to My Blueprints. Pick up the building materials and begin construction. Now is the time to build with Me. No more delay. No more doubting My call for your life. No more thinking you don’t pray enough, know The Bible enough, give enough, or you don’t have all your ducks in a row.
I say you are enough.
Trust Me; I will help you along the way.
You are not alone. Come build with Me.”
Activation : Sit with The LORD and ask him if you have been building or preoccupied with searching for flaws that you stopped building altogether out of fear? If so, repent, and if you can’t remember the last thing The LORD has asked you to do, then ask him to remind you, so that you can start building with him again. Then, take the next step alongside Jesus.
Matthew 7:24-27 (NLT) “Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.”
Psalm 16:8 (NLT) “I know The LORD is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.”
July 12, 2022. Little Foxes
“Do not allow little foxes to ruin your garden, the garden of My Dwelling Place. Yes, I do mean your heart.
Bitterness, resentment, offence, jealousy, insecurity, pride, religiosity, and guilt are subtle. You do not realise that you have been allowing these to take root in your heart. For some you don’t even know that it is there. But I do. It prevents my spirit from flowing freely in and through you.
It is time for us to look at the garden of your heart. It is time to be real with what you feel. When you deny it, you cannot overcome it. I AM your Physician. I have taken My suture scissors in My hands. Though it is painful, trust in My process. In those places, I AM burning you with My holiness and righteousness. I AM removing all the little foxes that are trying to steal from you and I AM working on your garden.”
Activation : Ask The Holy Spirit what He would like to reveal to you and how this could be applied against the little foxes. Ask for His strategies on how you could overcome this when you face it again.
Amos 9:9 (LEB) “Yes, look, I am going to command and I will shake the house of Israel among all the nations like one who shakes with a sieve, but not a pebble will fall to the ground.”
Matthew 3:12 (LEB) “His winnowing shovel is in His hand, and He will clean out His threshing floor and will gather His wheat into the storehouse, but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”
July 11, 2022. Authenticity
“Be authentic just as I AM. In My deepest excruciating moment at the Garden of Gethsemane, I cried out, “Father, if You are willing, take this cup from Me. Yet not My will, but Yours be done” (Luke 22:42 BSB). I chose the cup and I know exactly where you are at in this moment.
Do not shy away from speaking your heart to Me. Come to Me! Trust Me and my resurrection power to heal and deliver you . When you deny your weaknesses and hidden sins, when you avoid exposing it to Me, then I cannot set you free.
Why do you fear coming into My Arms? I AM waiting with My arms outstretched just for you. Come and feel the divine exchange of My Embrace. That’s all you need, My little one.”
Exodus 33:17-19 (CSB) “The LORD answered Moses, “I will do this very thing you have asked, for you have found favor with me, and I know you by name.” Then Moses said, “Please, let me see your glory.” He said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim the name ‘The LORD’ before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.””
July 8, 2022. Restored
“I AM the God who will restore you. As I restored Job, I will restore you.
I AM the God who sees and I AM the God of wonders and miracles.
Your time of exile is over. Famine is over. Wilderness is over.
Now is the time where I will turn things around in your life.
I will bless you. I will pour out my oil of joy over you and I will give you double for your trouble.
Start to believe it.
Start to see it.
It is now.”
Activation : Ask The LORD to dismantle any wilderness mindsets and patterns that are still attached to your mind and life. Get rid of them as Holy Spirit reveals those things to you.
Also ask The Holy Spirit to show you if there is any unforgiveness in your heart about what happened in the last season of your life. Do you need to repent or forgive anybody? Do so as Holy Spirit leads you.
Declare the following Bible verses over yourself and receive the blessing from The Father. It is your time now. Step into the new.
Job 42:10 (ESV) “And The LORD restored the fortunes of Job, when he had prayed for his friends. And The LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.”
Isaiah 61:7 (NIV) “Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion.”
July 7. 2022. Prepare the Way“My beloved Church, you cry out for a fresh harvest — an influx of souls — but are you ready to receive them? Have you made way in your hearts to receive who I send you? Will you raise a banner, signalling to the lost that you are ready and willing to welcome them?Clear out the debris and make the path straight. Prepare your hearts to receive the lost. Send out the signal alerting all — both near and far — that you are ready to receive the lost and the broken. An abundant harvest requires you to step out into the Fullness of My Kingdom, recognizing that there is room and purpose for all those who would seek Jesus.I AM asking you today to stand in the gap for the lost and the broken in your cities. My heart burns with passion for the ones tossed aside by the world. My Love never gives up — even on the ones who have turned away — My Eyes are fixed on them. I will not stop pursuing them.Will you surrender your all and give Me room to move? Will you rise up with me in the pursuit of the lost? Will you weep with Me for the broken?”Prayer : Jesus, would you search the places of my heart today and show me any areas that need softening. Would you break my heart for what breaks yours? Would you show me today your plans for harvest and how I can partner with you in praying for the lost and broken in my city. Would you show me today how to prepare for the harvest; to be the watchman on the walls, awaiting their arrival. Isaiah 62:10-12 (MSG) “Walk out of the gates. Get going! Get the road ready for the people. Build the highway. Get at it! Clear the debris, hoist high a flag, a signal to all peoples! Yes! God has broadcast to all the world: “Tell daughter Zion, ‘Look! Your saviour comes, ready to do what he said he’d do, prepared to complete what he promised.”
July 6, 2022. Return to Me
“Remember this: The lips of a seductress seem sweet like honey, and her smooth words are like music in your ears.” Proverbs 5:3 (TPT)
“Oh, My precious Bride, many of you have skimmed over this verse, and others like it, failing to see any relevance to you, thinking it relates only to earthly relationships. But, My Bride, you have been seduced off the paths of righteousness by tongues that drip poisoned honey. You have been seduced by flattery — by those who seek to manipulate and control — for the sake of position and platform. You have been seduced by the glitter of fool’s gold; by promises of instant gratification.
You have forgotten Me, the one who who took you out of slavery, the one who rescued you, delivered you from the hands of the enemy and dressed you in robes fit for My Queen. You have believed the seduction, the lies that have appealed to your desire for approval, affirmation, and significance. Oh, My Bride, don’t you realise that you have all that and more at My Side?
Do not sell yourself short or give up your birthright for a “mess of pottage.” Do not allow yourself to be seduced by lesser loves. Return to Me, your first love. Return to The One who knows you, cherishes you, and prizes you as His Bride. Don’t be fooled by those who will love you and toss you aside. Return to Me, the one who has loved you with an everlasting Love.”
Activation : Hear the heart of Jesus for His bride as you ask yourself these questions and respond to his answer:
Jesus is there any place where I have compromised my relationship with you through spiritual adultery?
Jesus is there any place where I have been seduced by other “lovers” that have pulled my heart away from you?
Jesus, is there any place where I have “flirted with the world”?
Revelation 2:4 (NIV) “Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first.”
James 4:4 (AMP) “You adulteresses [disloyal sinners—flirting with the world and breaking your vow to God]! Do you not know that being the world’s friend [that is, loving the things of the world] is being God’s enemy? So whoever chooses to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.”
July 5, 2022. Divine Relationships
“I AM bringing new people into your life.
You have been longing for deep and real friendships for such a long time. Now is my time to bring those people into your life that you have been praying for. I heard all of your prayers!
No more loneliness.
No more isolation.
You will be connected with like-minded people and you will feel at home. You will flourish and grow together. This is a season of building healthy, strong, and divine relationships.”
Activation : Ask The Holy Spirit to reveal if there are any ungodly, unhealthy relationships in your life. Is it time to let go of some past relationships so God can add new people into your life?
Let the light of Jesus Christ shine upon your friendships, partnerships, and alliances. Pray in this season for the right people to come into your life.
Samuel 18:1-3 (ESV) “As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. And Saul took him that day and would not let him return to his father’s house. Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul.”
Proverbs 17:17 (TPT) “A dear friend will love you no matter what, and a family sticks together through all kinds of trouble.”
July 4, 2022. Take Off Control
“My dear beloved one, I AM coming to expose the areas of your life where you do not trust Me. I AM coming to highlight the areas of your life ,where you don’t feel that I can meet your needs, because fear has come in.
I know this is a painful thing to face, but My dear Beloved Ones, you have made a partnership with the spirit of control. This has been holding you back, causing you to fight on your own. The spirit of control has limited The Kingdom of God moving in and through you, because you believe you need to make things happen in your own strength.
Today, it is time to break your agreement with the spirit of control; tell that lying demon to be silent and come and lean on me again. Trust in Me again!
It is time to lay down all the best plans you have made and allow Me to move in your life.
I feel your longing to be free; it is time and I AM offering freedom abundantly!”
Galatians 5:1 (NIV) “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”
Galatians 5:13 (NIV) “You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.”
July 1, 2022. Look Beyond the Storm
“Rise up My eagle-eyed Warriors! Now is the time to learn to see beyond the storms that encompass you. Rise up like eagles and soar above the noise, the chaos, and see things from My perspective. AM I not greater than the things of this world? AM I not right beside you, strengthening you, guiding you, and equipping you for all that I have called you to do?
Now, more than ever, My Church must know My Voice. My Church must know My Plans and Purposes for I AM moving; I AM shaking; and I AM burning for My People.
How do you rise above the storm, you ask?
You fix your eyes on Me.
You lock your eyes on Me and you hold fast.
It is in our times of intimacy — hidden away in the secret place — that you will encounter me in new and fresh ways. It is here, spending time with Me, that you will receive the strength, joy, and strategies that you need to rise above the clouds and see beyond the storm. When your focus is on me, the lies of the enemy fall away.
Beloved, hold on to Me. Seek Me first and this will equip you with the sight and the perspective you need to weather the storm.”
Activation : Spend time with Jesus today processing the storms of life that cause you concern. Seek his perspective on those storms and ask for a fresh infilling of hope and expectation.
Isaiah 40:28-31 (AMP) “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, The LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth does not become tired or grow weary; there is no searching of His understanding. He gives strength to the weary, and to him who has no might He increases power. Even youths grow weary and tired, and vigorous young men stumble badly, But those who wait for The LORD [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] will gain new strength and renew their power; they will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun]; they will run and not become weary, they will walk and not grow tired.
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