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Be Humble and be used by God

On 09 February 2017 I posted my first Godly inspired blog, what an amazing journey God has taken me on. I want to thank my friend Millinah for helping me to start the process. Part of my testimony for this blog started in 2016 when she asked me to write as a guest author on her blog. My first thought was “oh no, I will never do that, I cannot do that”, and my response to her was “sorry I cannot do it”. But while sitting at my desk at work the Lord said to me, I used Millinah to start a blog because I know you would not do it on your own and I want you to write. I obeyed the voice of God and started writing on her blog, I never thought that I would end up having my own blog, and never thought that I was someone that could encourage, motivate and uplift others.

 

By obeying the voice of God it has taken me into a deeper relationship with His word, and a Godly understanding of the scriptures. This can only happen when we stay humble and God’s Spirit gives us revelation. All the glory belong to God. Not in my own abilities, but in the power and the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Less of me and more of God.

 

This journey is ongoing and I am humble by the fact the God would use someone like me to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ in this manner.   Our lives should be reflecting God in everything that we do, whether our day is up or down. I just want to encourage you today. We as Christians need to take a stand for Jesus Christ, we cannot afford to walk around in two worlds. Stand your ground for Christ and move forward by not giving territory to the devil. Don’t allow the devil to keep you down, when God has placed a calling or a dream on your life, you are the only one who can delay the process and the outcome.

 

Proverbs 29:13 says: “The poor and the oppressor have this in common:  The Lord gives sight to the eyes of both.”

 What is God Saying?

 God has given sight to the poor in spirit and to the oppressor (a person or group that oppresses people). To be poor in spirit is to recognize your utter spiritual bankruptcy before God. When the eyes of those who are poor in spirit are set correctly and their focus are on Jesus Christ, the Lord can use them mightily. The oppressor’s eyes are always focused on himself and on controlling others.

 

Prayer: Lord help us to see things through your eyes and understand the calling that you have placed inside of us in Jesus name. Amen

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DRY BONES, LIVE!

 

I felt this dryness in the spirit and while spending time with the Lord this morning, I asked Him how do I get my dry bones to come alive. He gave me a new revelation on this scripture in Ezekiel 37.

 

Valley of dry bones

The valley represents all our circumstances and situations that life brings on our path, and sometimes it feels like those circumstances overwhelm us and it becomes too much. The dry bones can be broken relationships, work environment, or just the cares of life. God puts us Square? in the middle of these circumstances not to break us, but to build our faith in Him.

 

Prophesy to the bones

The next thing that stood out in the scripture was prophesy. We do not prophesy in our own abilities, but the Holy Spirit stirs us up inside to speak life. Ezekiel did not say dry bones live, he said ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! So only when we have God’s word in us we will we be able to speak life. Many Christians want to prophesy into their situation but they don’t read the word, they don’t wait to hear from God and don’t understand God’s word. The Lord commanded Ezekiel to prophesy and He gave us the same abilities when our relationship with Him is in line with His word. A prophetic word can breathe new life into our situation and also into us. Verse 4

We received prophesy, but we don’t read the word of God to be able to understand the prophesy because we don’t have life in us, life comes from the Word of God and must motivate us for more. When the dry bones rattle and make all kind of noises, this situation causes us to be shaken alive. When you hear the noise and the rattling we must know that God is working on our situation and it is coming into fulfilment. When we have gone through all kinds of situations we will rise up with the Lord behind us. When we feel dry inside and think we are far from God we must hold on to God’s word and His promises. Verse 7

Dry bones can also be Christians who have lost their way or have fallen back into the world system or even people who have taken offence. The word says “Today when you hear His voice, do not harden your heart as in the rebellion”. Hebrews 3:15 The Lord is calling dry bones to come alive.

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus help us to be excellent in everything that we do, and today we choose to come back to You. Amen

Go Deeper

We are standing at the beginning of a new year and a new season that God is taking us into. Most people have a New Year resolution that only lasts a few months, because they don’t stick to it. But we as Christians start our New Year with the right source; we have strength and power that will just grow stronger as the year progresses. The fountain of life is in us and will never dry up because it is alive.

 

If we want to understand the deeper thing that God wants to show us, it is going to cost us. Making a fresh commitment will cost us our time, obedience and complete surrender. 1 Samuel 15: 22 says that “obedience is better than sacrifice”. Our level of understanding of God’s word cannot stay the same as last year. We need to go deeper into God’s word by giving up our will and allowing the Holy Spirit complete control. Complete control can only happen through fasting and prayer.  And by seeking more through fasting and prayer we allow the Holy Spirit to use us to change and impact people’s lives. We are not doing the work; we are merely the vessel that God is using for His glory.

 

When we find our position in God’s kingdom, it will align us for the work that God has assigned to each one of us. Staying humble is very important, because pride can be a distraction causing us to lose focus and lose our way. When we are called we must always check our motives. If it’s not to please God we need to repent and turn back. The Lord anoints those He has called and His Holy Spirit gives us the power to do His will.

 

We are called to serve our Lord Jesus Christ, and also to serve the people that don’t know Him. We must guard against being super spiritual and cause people not to be able to relate to us. Christ is the light in us and we need to be His light in a dark world. The world needs Jesus and should be attracted to Him not us. When we allow God to show us the deeper things, it comes with a huge responsibility. We need to apply that responsibility with love. God knows the motives of our heart.

When we seek God’s face, “be still and know that He is God” and we will “see this great thing the Lord is about to do before our eyes” (1 Samuel 12:16).

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, in the Name of Jesus we acknowledge You as our Lord and Saviour. We ask that You lead us and guide us into all truth in Jesus name. Amen

2018

2017 was a year of preparation for God’s children, a year where God has put His vision into action. Yes, this is a vision and a dream that God has placed inside of you. But it is God’s dream.

All the preparations that were done in 2017 were to take us out of our comfort zone and to walk into God’s purpose and destiny. A shift is taking place in the Spirit in 2018, it is going to push us into our destiny. Hearts are going to be revealed, false prophets are going to be exposed. The bride of Christ is going to move deeper into discernment and understanding of the time we are living in.

God is revealing a deeper understanding of our position in His kingdom. The more we let go of ourselves, the deeper God will take us. When we allow the Spirit of God to direct us, revelation in the prophetic will increase. Isaiah 6:6 says: “A live coal was taken from the altar and with it the angel touched Isaiah’s mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for. ”
After Isaiah’s lips were touched, he become bold. God will touch His people with a coal of fire that will make us bold and confident to accomplish our calling in the new season.

Get ready, get ready for the shift; it is going to be big, we need to think big to receive God’s revelation for 2018. We will receive clarity and confirmations on this word.

Thank you Lord for the word; You have prepared the field, You have removed the weed and You have sown the seeds. Lord You are the one who will let this vision grow in Jesus Name. Amen

 

Jesus the Gift

We are in the season of giving, a season where we received the biggest gift that God could ever have given us, the gift of His Son Jesus Christ.

 

Giving means to freely transfer the possession of something to someone else. Once we understand the principle behind giving we will freely give without looking at what was given. We will understand that giving comes from the heart, and it is not something that can be forced upon us. “Christ offered himself to God as a perfect sacrifice for our sins” Herbrews (9:14, NLT). Jesus is God’s Perfect Gift to us, this gift comes from God’s heart. Jesus became the Saviour of the world because of God’s LOVE.

 

When we look at the condition of the world we see pain and hopelessness. The Father gave us joy, peace, healing and hope through Jesus Christ for a better future. And this gift was unconditional love, unending hope and eternal life to those who believe in Him. The gift of Jesus Christ can never be compared to anything that we can ever give, it is too big and too powerful.

 

We will never be able to out give God. This season is not about us receiving, but it is about us giving to the poor and needy. God has given us the opportunity to be a blessing to someone. Scripture makes it clear that when your heart is set on blessing others, God will bless you in the process. “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” The word of God says in Proverbs 28:27 “Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to poverty will be cursed.”

 

We do not give to receive, but we give to be a blessing to someone and to show the Love of Jesus Christ, and in this process God will bless us. Let us share the gift of Jesus Christ to the world.

 

Prayer: Lord, help us to always sow seeds of love, seeds of hope and seeds of healing and blessings into other people’s lives in Jesus name Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holy Spirit

The trinity consists of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, this is the foundation of our Christian faith. There is one God, and He is three in one.

God gave His Son Jesus Christ unto us as a gift (John 3:16). Jesus Christ gave His life as a gift on the cross. And the Holy Spirit was given to us as a helper to transform us with the power of the Holy Spirit. This power is given to encourage us to live a life that either suddenly or gradually increases in victory and power.

The world will see the transformation and the power of the Holy Spirit when you drink, eat and sleep Jesus Christ (being consumed). When we are consumed by Jesus Christ and not our own ambition, the fullness of His love will be visible for all to see.

My question is: If we have the Holy Spirit in us, does the Holy Spirit have us? Only when the Holy Spirit have us will the full power and the anointing of His Spirit operate in us. We must not have the Holy Spirit but the Holy Spirit must have us.

What do I mean by this?

We walk around with all this power inside of us, but we are just carrying the Holy Spirit – it is dormant. When I talk about the Holy Spirit consuming us, it means the Holy Spirit must take over every part of our body, every part of our mind and every part of our soul. The Holy Spirit must get under our skin, form part of us because we cannot separate our body from our skin. We need to become so sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit so when we step out, we will not move until the Spirit prompts us to move. When we go off track the Holy Spirit prompts and calls us, “Come back, hear my voice, come back.”

Jesus Christ gave us the Holy Spirit and His power to do greater things in His name (John 14:12) so why are we still operating in our own abilities? We need to return to God and lay down our will and be baptized afresh with the power of the Holy Spirit.

Prayer: Lord I surrender all to you in Jesus mighty name. Amen.

 

Navigator

When using a navigator we have to punch in the coordinates to find our way around certain areas or places. When God is our navigator, He has the coordinates and has already programmed the navigating system in us when we received Him as our Lord and saviour. God punches in the coordinates into the navigator for our lives, and we have to listen to the commands and the direction that He gives us.

 

But we as children of God sometimes have the coordinates, we have a road map but we still follow our own direction. When we don’t obey the directions the navigator gives us, we will find ourselves at places we don’t really want to be. God never took away His guidance, but when we choose to exercise our free will, God will leave us.

 

Sometimes God tells us not to choose a path that lead to death and agony and we override the command and still follow our own will. The boundaries that God set there are for our own protection. When we insist on following our own will, there are consequences for our decisions and it can be devastating and lead to spiritual death.

 

When Jesus navigates our lives it is very difficult for us to lose our way, because we hear the still small voice of God speaking to us. We must listen and follow the direction that is given to us. Listen to God’s voice when making decisions, when He says go you go and when He says stay you stay, do what God’s voice commands.

 

 

Prayer: Lord Jesus be my navigator through the storms of life and let me be the instrument in Your hand that will submit to doing Your will. You are a God of second chances, now have Your way in me in Jesus name Amen.

 

 

 

Purify your faith

 

The Lord told me to purify my faith, and I asked, “Lord, how do I purify my faith?” The Lord took me through the process of gold. Before gold is purified, it has a combination of various impurities, and the process of separating the gold from the other metals has to be done at a very high heat (like a furnace). The result of the purification process produces pure gold without any imperfections.

 

Like gold, our faith has to go through the furnace when it is tested. God puts us through this intense process to purify us, to test our faithfulness, our commitment and to see our willingness to keep on pushing through in the midst of our own struggles.  In the fire, we will feel like giving up, questioning God asking, “Why are you putting us through this?” But the purpose of the fire is to purify us – we will be refined and be as pure as gold. Not only our body, soul and spirit are refined in the process, but also our faith, because the fire, the trials and tribulations, produce pure, perfect faith.

 

Do we keep our focus on God when we go through trials and tribulations? Are we allowing our faith in Jesus Christ and the power of His resurrection to flow through us or are we responding out of our flesh. In the fire, God separate our feelings and emotions to get to our belief system. Many of us think we are walking in faith, but we are really walking in fear.  Faith is trusting in God even when our senses tell us that there is no logical way something will work. (Hebrews 11)

 

Prayer: Lord, when I go through the fire help me to go deeper in my relationship with you, so that you will get the praise, honour and glory in Jesus Name. Amen

 

 

 

 

Lukewarm

In the last days people will become lovers of themselves and the love for others will become lukewarm, just like same of our relationships that has become lukewarm with God. We as the body of Christ must guide against this condition, because it is very difficult to come back from this state of mind. Refer to Revelation 3.

 

When the Spirit of God leads you, God will make you aware of your own condition and the condition of other people and the struggles they are facing. When the Spirit of God convinces you and give you a revelation about a struggle or a stronghold, it will be impossible for people to convince you of anything else. That still small voice of God speak to our spirit man, and gives us the revelation in our soul.

 

Only through our intimate relationship with God will we be able understand the deep and secret things that God want to reveal to us. God will awaken This Spirit in us, to guide us and help us to be able to discern all truth.

 

Prayer: Almighty God, we have sinned against you in our thoughts, our words and our deeds and we ask forgiveness and grace that we may serve you in newness of life in Jesus Name. Amen

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