Are you aware of the fact that we are at war? Everything around us seems to be changing, things may feel like they are spiraling out of control, pressures may be coming at you on every side. How in the world did things get this way, you may be wondering? You might feel like there’s nothing you can do to help the situation or to make things better. Well, although seemingly small or insignificant; there are ways we can help. We have a part–rather it be in some small way…but there is hope, there is a way to make a difference. There are communities and churches that pray together. They join their faith with one another by encouraging people in the Word. There are ways to get involved to stand up for righteousness and to uphold a higher standard. We can do our part as believers in Christ to gather with our local Body in praying for our Church, Nation, City, Neighborhoods, and future Generation. Together we are stronger and the impact is greater!
As people of faith, we encourage you to stand up and fight the good fight! The Battle is not lost. The Victory is at hand! Advance forward in the army of God that you have been positioned to–and declare that the works of the enemy are defeated. Stand on the Word of God, stand in faith. Do not fear, but be encouraged and know that we are here to support you! Jesus is the KING of GLORY! Hallelujah!
Join me next time for strategic tactics to help you WIN in the battle!
Scriptures to stand on for encouragement: (English Standard Version)
John 16:33 Jesus says, “I have OVERCOME the world.”
2 Chronicles 20:17 “Stand firm, hold your position, and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf. Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed. Tomorrow go out against them, and the Lord will be with you!”
1 Corinthians 15:57 “But thanks be to God, who gives US the VICTORY through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
2 Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear but of POWER and LOVE and self-control.”
Hebrews 10:24-25 “Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but ENCOURAGING one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”
Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three are gathered in MY NAME (JESUS), there am I among them.”
1 Thessalonians 5:11 “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”
Be richly blessed and lavished in the Love of the Lord! Chrissy K.
I know that You are good, my heart will stay steadfast in You!
Your Presence is with us!
You are near; You are near! Great are You; Lord!
“The Mighty Men & Women of God; are Waking Up”
Joel 3:9 ‘The Voice Translation’:
“Proclaim this among the nations: “Get ready for war.
Awaken your great Warriors.”
Let all the soldiers come near the valley, poised for battle.
This Teaching Blog comes to you today; to encourage and build up the reader for those who are CALLED to fight in this end-time HARVEST! There are many of you- that God is speaking to and training and having equipped. Together let us arm ourselves in the strength of the Lord and advance His mighty Kingdom. For the Kingdom is at hand! Draw Near, draw near! God has been speaking this to my heart and it is with every prayer that I release and share with you His Word to help you become all you can be in His mighty army!
Joel 3:9 is telling the mighty men and women of God, the great warriors; who have gone to sleep-to wake up and fight. We are in a great day and hour in the Body of Christ; that God is calling us to wake up and fight. This is the hour of the church! The Body of Christ! This is the hour for the mighty warriors of God to wake & arise!
God has given us the strategies to WIN in life, to win the battle.
Joel 2:1: “Blow the trumpet in Zion, and signal the alarm from my Holy mountain! It is almost here. Let all who live in the land tremble because the day of the Lord comes, for it is near at hand.” *Sound the battle cry; God is calling you to a “Flourishing Finish”, not a defeated finish. Your strength is in the arm of the Lord!
2 Chronicles 20:15-17 NIV: “You will not have to fight this battle (all by yourself). Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.”
God is making an army out of us. We are not quitters; we are trained and equipped. Be who God has trained you to be. Walk in your graces, your gift as a skilled soldier. God needs soldiers who are determined to win! He is seeking for those who are unafraid and have the heart of a champion inside of them. Quick to recover, hedged in; but never crushed. As the Body of Christ, we must come together with one heart and knit together so we can become an unbeatable force! Christ must be working in us to become the mighty men and women He wants us to be. [Philippians 4:13 and Ephesians 5:18]
A mighty man and woman of God, needs to be filled (infused) with the Holy Spirit. Be filled and keep on being filled. The Holy Spirit will infuse strength into you; the mind-ways-and ideas of God. The Lord is positioning us take our place and to take back everything that is ours. But for us to be able to do this; we must get in position to receive it. Below are 7 highlights that will help us make the decision to experience being refreshed and filled with the Holy Spirit. These decisions will cause you to be ready as a mighty warrior.
Keep yourself in God’s Presence: In His presence, you will be refreshed!
Crave God; ALWAYS. Psalm 105:4 NIV: “Look to the Lord and His strength, seek His face always.” This craving includes; putting God first in our lives. By seeking Him, praising Him, and worshipping Him it will cause us to become closer to God.
Deepen your relationship with God: Make a commitment to deepen your relationship. James 4:8 says, “Draw near to God, and I will draw near to you.”
Press into Jesus: A beautiful example is seen in the story about the woman with the issue of blood. Her story exemplifies “pressing in” at no cost. She did whatever it took to get too Jesus–regardless of all that stood in her way, or tried to stop her from reaching out to Jesus, to touch the hem of His garment. She made up her mind! She did not fear nor did she quit. She PRESSED in with everything in her! How desperate are we to touch Jesus today?
Rekindle the desire and the fire for His word: The Word of God says, that His word shall be like fire-shut up in our bones! Stay hungry for the word. Ask the Holy Spirit to give you a revelation of His word and to pour it out on you, as a fresh fire. Ask God to give you a fresh desire to read and understand His word in a NEW way!
Keep your life pure: Turn to the Lord with all your heart. And rend your heart, and not your garments, for He is gracious and merciful. [Joel 2:11-14] Keeping our life pure, simply means to keep our life clean. God wants an inward holiness; not an outward appearance of holiness. A pure heart is what God is longing for in us. That must be our desire.
Give yourself to prayer and intercession: A mighty man or woman is a person who is strong in PRAYER! Their attitude is to pray first before doing anything else. They are strong in prayer and faith, and know to PRAY first–instead of making prayer their last resort.
Sons & Daughters, mighty men and woman of God–I encourage you now; to rise up strong, sharpen your swords and fight to reach a flourishing finish! Awaken to a deeper revelation of what God is calling you to do in this day and hour. It’s time to prepare, now is the time to ‘join together’ stronger and like never before and arm yourselves for the battle. Prepare for great VICTORIES! You are called! You are destined to win! You are in it, to win it! We are on the winning team!
“Listen closely, and you will hear in the Spirit, the Trumpet of the Lord.
Hear the battle cry and turn to God with all your heart.”
Live Life Passionately and With Purpose! Love, Chrissy ~ K.
‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall dream dreams. And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; And they shall prophesy.’
Have you ever asked yourself and God: What is my purpose; what am I destined to do with my life? What am I put on this earth to do? Do you know that God has something specific for you to discover. He has plans and a purpose, He puts different gifts and abilities on the inside of you. God wants to use them to reach others. When you begin to walk in your purpose and destiny, your dreams are fulfilled.The paths God has for you have already been prepared and predestined! In order to walk in it, there should never be a doubt in your mind; you must believe God’s promises for your life. Ephesians 2:10 Amplified
Accept the Invitation to Dream!
Jesus said, “If you can believe, ALL things are POSSIBLE to him who believes.” Mark 9:23
The Lord is giving you permission today to dream big dreams, to dream wild! Many may have been feeling like they are in a dry season, but God is saying to you today; “Be fruitful & multiply!” God desires for you to be fruitful in all areas of your life. Genesis 1:28
Write the Vision and make it plain!
Habakkuk 2:2-3 “Write the *vision: (a prophetic vision, dream, oracle, revelation: namely a vision from God). And make it plain on tablets, That *he may run who reads it: (The message is clear and can be read quickly and easily). For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come; It will not tarry.
Whatever dreams lie within you; let the Holy Spirit lead and guide you into all truth. Follow Him and he will show you each step towards your destiny. It is important to build your faith for the vision, the dreams and the destiny that lie within you. Allow the Lord to put His desires in your heart and he will help you to walk in your divine destiny. Psalm 37:4 – Hebrews 11:1-3
Discern & Discover!
In any season; it takes time to discern the dreams and desires that God puts in your heart. Therefore, instead of trying to figure things out in your head; ask the Lord to help you and to open up the eyes of your understanding–Say, “Lord, Give me a Vision; show me your plan and the steps towards it”. “Trust in the Lord, with all your heart, and lean not to your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and he will direct your paths.”Proverbs 3:5-6
When you press into His heart and His thoughts; you will go in the path that God is directing you. Surrendering to His will for your life; will cause His desires to become your desires. Living a consecrated life unto the Lord and in service to Him, causes your minds to be renewed to His plans. Romans 12:1-2
Taking note of the passions of your heart and understanding your gift will help you to discover God’s dream for your life. 1 Peter 4:10
Some steps to help you discover and determine your passion and dreams:
Have a passion and a zeal for your VISION.
Ask others what gifts they see operating in your life. (Proverbs 11:14)
Discover the real desire of your heart. Ask yourself; what is it–that I’ve always wanted to do? *God has a lot to do with the desires that are planted in your heart.
What stirs your passion? What activity could you do all day long, every day, no matter how tired you are? What is that thing that gets you so excited, you can’t wait to do it! What is it that you would do; even if you didn’t get paid to do it?!
Identify the gifts, anointings, and talents that FLOW through you naturally: What are those gifts that flow through you NATURALLY that you are good at and seem effortless? These may be things that seem hard for others, but they are easy for you and you love doing them. Discover what it is that you can do effortlessly and enjoyably. Use your gift for God.
Know what produces fruit in your life. The dreams and the thing that God has called you to, will always produce favorable results. Don’t be discouraged if you are rerouted because you pursued something and it didn’t produce anything in your life.
Follow the Peace of God that is in you! The Holy Spirit is your guide–don’t try to figure everything out; just follow that peace. When feeling irritated or agitated about something, don’t ignore it. Just stop; don’t go any further if you don’t have peace about something. Colossians 3:15 says, “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts.” As you follow the peace of God, he will show you exactly what to do and where you need to be.
There is a divine destiny, a specific call, a dream on the inside of you! God has it already planned out for you. Keep His word close to your heart and let Him lead you to finding your purpose on this earth. As you follow His teachings; you will find it. Jesus is the door to your destiny! Dream wild and Walk out God’s plan for your life! You are destined for greatness! You are empowered to prosper!