I’M CALLING MY PEOPLE OFF THE FENCE… Choose Today Whom You Shall Serve

I heard these words resounding in urgency while in prayer. I felt the Fathers heart desiring for every EVERY SINGLE PERSON to choose Him.

I had a vision of a tremendous quaking happening and a fracture in the ground formed under the feet of the people who were standing around. There was VERY LITTLE TIME to decide which way you would go as the fracture was QUICKLY becoming a chasm.

I heard the Lord’s voice booming CHOOSE TODAY WHOM YOU SHALL SERVE !! (Joshua 24)

I saw those who have been straddling between serving other gods and the one true God becoming confused and in their confusion failed to make a decision and fell into the chasm. THIS WAS NOT HIS HEART FOR THEM.

The fence dwellers live their lives with a mixture of God AND desiring money, power, the applause of man or and/or to avoid all conflict or criticism from man AND due to this mixture end up compromising their beliefs and staying silent when they need to speak up. Who are you bowing down to??

Ask Him today where you actually stand… for Him…. against Him…. or somewhere in between. Ask Him to forgive you if He reveals divided loyalties and He will. Ask Him to give you strength to navigate the persecution that comes with choosing Him whole heartedly and He will.

He is looking for each and every one of us to choose Him and boldly declare today…AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE WE WILL SERVE THE LORD!!!!

Grace for Those Who Remain in Egypt

Many have called this current moment a “Red Sea” moment and I agree. We are crossing over into the promised land as the Lord parts the waters. My heart, this morning in prayer, was saddened for those who chose to remain in Egypt. How many has to leave family or friends because they refused to leave with them?

There is GREAT grace and mercy for those who are blinded by this world. Weren’t we once in those shoes???? These people, who are dearly loved by God, don’t know what they are doing. They are merely trying to get through this life just like everyone else. It’s the source they go to for truth that’s been causing the problems. Their source is telling them lies appearing as truth. They then believe the lies are truth. They don’t realize Who they are fighting. It’s normal for people to cling to an illusion rather than have their reality fall apart.

Illusions cause delusions. Illusions are something you think is real, that isn’t. A delusion is the belief you have over what you think is real.

Both will shatter soon and people will start to see what’s been behind the curtain. Be ready with open arms to show them forgiveness and love as they start to wrap their brains around what they see.

The Lord will be obliterating the powerful spells that’s been over this world. There will be a coming back to the gospel message and a turning away from other gods. Jesus will be seen clearly in all His glory!!

John 8-32 – Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free

Imposters in Your Inner Circle

We are living in a time where many things aren’t necessarily what they seem to be. There is much illusion going on that brings deception. We must look deeper than the surface of situations and people. We must inquire of the Lord as to what is truly going on behind the scenes.

The Lord is accomplishing much through this season of political unrest. He is dealing with idols in our lives even if one of those idols is our President. No man is going to save us except for Jesus. Take your eyes off man and put them on Jesus! Trust in Him! He is the miracle maker, not man.

He cares about what and who is near and dear to us. He cares about who we “run with.” He is revealing and refining our inner circle for the days ahead.

I realized that those who were in DC today that caused problems at the capital had a different agenda then most who were attending even though they had been walking as a group on the same path together all day. They were trying to appear as “one of the crowd” but their behavior showed their true colors. They were imposters. I felt the Lord say that this is something else He is accomplishing in this season in EVERYONE, He is exposing the imposters in our lives.

There may be people around us that say all the right things to us to make us believe we are on the same page but their agenda is different than ours and it shows up in their actions. They have a struggle making their actions line up with their own words.

The Lord is saying to look past the words that come out of their mouth and look at their actions and that will tell you if they are full of integrity or full of something else.

Amos 3:3 – How can two people walk together unless they are agreed. (NKJ)

2 Corinthians 6 -Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? (NKJ)

It’s important who we are yoked to whether it’s friends or romantic partners. Things will get impossible if you aren’t headed in the same direction as someone you are yoked to. Beliefs, values, and vision is important to have agreement on in our closest relationships.

It’s time for us to KNOW who truly walks together with us in agreement over the destination and over the road we take to get there….FROM those who merely like the idea of taking a walk with us.

He is revealing the imposters as well as who “Judas” may be in our inner circle. We must be willing to see it.

Trading in the American Dream for God’s Dream for America

In prayer recently I felt a Holy weight fall on me which laid me out flat on my face. I felt the intensity of the fear of the Lord and what is coming.

I sense His grief over the state of our country and the state of the church. I saw how much of the poison of the worlds ways has polluted that which was to be kept Holy.

The desire for comfort over righteousness has caused a familiarity with grace that was never intended.

The striving to make the American Dream a reality has been a great distraction for many. Our focus became more on ourselves and less on others. It became more about building our personal kingdom instead of building the kingdom of heaven. We became focused on self and making a life for ourselves free of all discomfort and inconvenience.

Are we called to a life free from pain? To the contrary, we are told we will encounter discomfort but we are to count it all joy. We are told persecution will come. We are told to lose our lives, to die to self and that was truly when we gained true life.

I heard the Lord say to me that we have been lulled to sleep by the American Dream much like Sampson was lulled to sleep by Delilah. We chose comfort over a “set apart” life full of the power of the Holy Spirit. In essence the American Dream has become the American Nightmare full of comfort seekers rather than selfless Christ seekers.

God didn’t send His son to earth to suffer and die so that we could have a comfortable life. He sent Jesus to die for us so that we would lose our life through our belief in Him. A wise pastor told me a long time ago that each time we dig self back up out of the grave we stink a little more.

We are called to die to self and live to Christ. It was Paul who said “it is no longer I who live but Christ in me! who lives.”

We must not make avoiding pain the main way we move through this world. Our leading must be motivated strictly by obeying the Holy Spirit’s leading. Remember satan tried to entice Jesus by offering Him all the treasures of the world. We must not fall for the same trick. I’ve said it many times that the enemy does not come in a suit that says “bad guy”, he comes many times as our “dream girl”, “dream guy”, “dream house”, “dream job”, “dream salary”, etc. Not all dreams are God dreams.

It’s time to turn from the American Dream to God’s Dream for America. It’s time to turn from our dream for our life and to God’s dream for our life.

REMOVING THE WORLDLY DEBRIS FROM THE CHURCH

I could feel the sadness over all the people who don’t feel welcome in our churches. I could feel his anger over those who want to carry His authority but not His heart.

Things that have kept into the church like pride, judgement, control, vanity, greed, gossip and slander…. these things should not be found in the Lord’s house.

I see a reprioritizing to align with His heart about to happen within His church. I see great compassion and humility being released as we shift our focus off of others and onto the face of a holy God! We will not care what others are doing or what they look like but instead only care about what the Holy Spirit is doing.

It’s time to turn from our ideas of what church should look like and into Gods idea of church. We must allow Him to remove all the pollution that has kept in through the ways of the world and replace it with a return of righteous living, Holy living, and the fear of the Lord.

Reverence is returning to the divine. No more familiarity and treating that which is Holy as common.

IDOLS COME CRASHING DOWN

Anything that is holding a place in our lives that the Lord deserves will come crashing down from tv shows to music. The Hollywood celebrities that we have put on pedestals will come crashing down. We will see that much of the gold found in California was fool’s gold.

Those institutions we have valued and viewed as “Ivy League” will be seen in a new light. Anything that we label as “prestigious” will be seen differently. The idols are coming down. We are learning to see them how God sees them.

I sense the Lord saying that the future will be very uncomfortable in the worldly sense but refining in the Godly sense. We will lose passion for the things that are not of Him, in favor of those that carry His fire! He is allowing the momentary discomfort to reprioritize our hearts. The things that just don’t matter will fall aside and the things that do will gain a deeper anchor within us. Sniper like vision will emerge in many from this season and intercessors will be given heavenly keys to strategy to disarm the enemy.

Another amazing thing that will emerge from the pressure will be longer distance vision of a world that we have never experienced in real life. It will be a life that God dreamed of where we can trust people again and believe the words coming out of their mouths. I see innocence being cherished and protected again.

I see media producing shows that will bring life and encouragement. I see such a strong sense of justice in society that gone will be the days of filming crime instead of trying to stop it from happening. I see people engaged and genuine compassion for their neighbors coming. People will have a new appreciation for truth and highly regard it. I see self righteousness breaking off people as people from all kinds of backgrounds embrace one another. I see the church in all its beauty!!!

We will be truly “living the dream”, but it will be Gods dream we are living out and not our fleshly manmade one!

The Clashing of Cultures

I hear CULTURE CLASH in my spirit. There is the culture of the kingdom of heaven and then there is the culture of the kingdom of this world. They are at war.

I sense that this year will bring more clashing of those cultures. It’s time to take a stand for what kingdom you serve. Choose this day whom you shall serve. No more straddling the fence.

The church has been effected/infected by the culture of this world (darkness), but now is a time for the culture of heaven to effect/infect this world with His light!

Passive Christianity with the goal of being seen as “tolerant and relatable” to the world is over. We have held back truth to a world who desperately needs it. No more closet Christianity where you believe in Christ privately but nobody “out there” knows it.

We have lowered Gods standards of righteous living to meet where we are at instead of raising our standards to match God’s standards. We have become familiar with that which is to be treated as Holy.

The kingdom of heaven has Jesus on the throne He is the only one worthy of all our praise and worship. The kingdom of this world has many thrones with celebrities and the powerful sitting on them.

He is dealing with our idols. He is exposing them to allow us to remove them whether it be celebrities we want to look like, influencers we want to dress like, affluent people we want to be like, or the people in our day to day life. Make sure the people we look up to are worth holding as role models and are not taking the place of God in our thoughts and attention.

Come FULLY out of the world and be set apart.

He is commissioning His church with a call back to holiness and righteous living.

There is a call to lay down your life and to consider this cause worth dying for much like enlisting in the military.

We must stand up for what is right and what is true. You need to know what you believe, take a stand, be willing to die for it.

The story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the book of Daniel comes to mind. They refused to bow to the golden idol that king Nebuchadnezzar had created and they got thrown in the fiery furnace as a result. God protected them in the fire. They had to take a public stand for what they believed. I sense the Lord asking us what we would’ve done in that exact situation. I believe God will reward those willing to take a public stand this year.

Do not fear!!!! I see a church this year learning to stand with unapologetic fierceness with a return of holiness, righteousness and fear of the Lord!

Guard Your Gates Against Compromise

Guard your hearts, homes, and country against infiltration by the spirit of compromise…..this was what I heard in prayer during my quiet time with the Lord recently. I could sense the seriousness in these words. It was not a warning as much as a command much like a general commands His soldiers.

The enemy knows better than to blatantly attack you out in the open. The enemy would much rather woo you into agreement with his perspective of things using ungodly counsel. Then you are compromised. You may have thought you were using one definition of the word compromise while the enemy is using another definition completely.

Compromised – to settle a dispute by mutual concession.

Compromised- to settle for less of a standard then is desired.

Compromised- to cause to become vulnerable or function less effectively.

You may think that giving in on small things is worth it if it brings peace even temporarily but that is not how it works in the spirit realm. If you give a little, they will move in and set up camp. You cannot compromise with the devil. You will end up compromised instead.

Be careful where you get your facts and opinions. Even if it is from the news, entertainers, family, friends, etc. We must have discernment to know whether we are listening to the wisdom of God, or the wisdom of the world. The wisdom that comes from the world is usually rooted in lies that are meant to cause fear in order to control.

1 Corinthians 3:19-For the wisdom of this world is foolishness (absurdity, stupidity) before God; for it is written [in Scripture], “[He is] The one who catches the wise and clever in their craftiness;” (AMP)

It’s time to take a strong stand and say NO ENTRY to some things attempting to come through the front door of our hearts, homes, and countries.

This is very much a spiritual war and it must be fought in that realm. We must love people but hate evil.

We are called to be wise as serpents but gentle as doves.

Ephesians 6:12-For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. NIV

“For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.”
‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭10:3-6‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Emptying Out the Theater Until Only One Remains

We like getting people’s opinions on things when we are trying to make decisions in life. The trouble comes when God has already told you to do something out not to do something and you want people to confirm it. What happens if you get ten different opinions? What if you don’t get that given? Confusion enters and you can’t move because you don’t want to make the wrong decision. You have, without knowing it, shifted your eyes off of the Lord and onto man.

The greatest winter seasons in my life were caused by asking people’s opinions on everything. I suddenly cared what everyone thought of me from critics to friends. The fear of man was growing like a toxic weed around me. My audience of One had subtly become an audience of many and I had a nasty case of stage fright that made me want to run and hide. I started to say no to everything. I wondered who I could actually trust.

I had a revelation last week that many people are bound by prophetic words that are maybe a little “off” given by people they admire, well meaning family who are trying to help, or friends who are telling you what you should be doing simply because you are good at doing it.

These are ALL well intentioned people in your life. These are not people who want to derail your destiny. The thing is, we can be derailed if the advice did not come from the heart of God and does not align with His will for our life.

I have found that the greatest confusion sets in when people’s directional advice did not agree with what the Lord had already told me in prayer. I have learned to trust His voice and there is a holy knowing that usually accompanies it.

There is freedom for those who have found themselves bound and unable to move by the fear of man.

If you, like me, realize that you have entertained the words of man and it’s caused confusion, here’s all you need to do to break free….repent. Simple. I repented of letting people talk me into things that the Lord never put on my heart and for allowing people to talk me out of things the Lord had told me to do. I shifted my eyes back onto Jesus! I am now less likely to ask opinions of people and in my case, I know that’s healthy. There is still place for wise council in my life but I will never let the voice of man trump the voice of the Lord in my life ever again.

Now I’m not overthinking things, I’m back to trusting people, I can hear the Lord clearly again, I’m back to saying yes to the things He says yes to, and no to the things He says no to. I feel bold again. I feel sure again. No more second guessing myself. I’m no longer insecure and wanting to throw in the towel. I’m back to remembering it’s not about people at all but it is…ALL about Him.

If He did it for me, He will do it for you!!

Demonic Dams Will Crack as a Response to Strategic Governmental Prayer and Worship

For the past 24 hours I have been sensing a blockage in the spiritual that will burst when there is prayer and worship at strategic points all over the world! These small gatherings were led by people who knew their authority in the spirit. They prayed with a powerful combination of deep repentance, heartfelt praise, and with a governmental authority. I saw a demonic dam in the spirit that was blocking the river of God. After the strategic explosions in the spirit (much like TNT exploding) the floodgates opened with a tidal wave of glory came rushing in that ended up flooding, reviving, and restoring ALL it touched!

Since seeing the dam in the spirit and for the next 24 hours, I’ve seen a cartoon depicting a dam made up of evil with a crack in it… a conference where the speaker prayed for the dam keeping us from hearing the voice of God would be removed….a news report where in China a dam burst and flooded a city…. and this morning I saw a clip about the worlds largest beaver dam that could be seen from space. That’s a lot of dams in a 24 hour period!

Dams block water from flowing in the natural and in the spiritual. They serve a purpose in the natural but anything that hinders the flow of God in the spiritual over you, your family, or a region MUST be removed. We cannot truly live and love without the flow of the spirit running unhindered into us, through us, and into others.

In the world right now it seems very hard to figure out who is telling the truth. It can start to drive you crazy just trying to figure it out. The truth is there is corruption and deception everywhere and it is best to raise your eyes onto the One who holds the whole world in it’s place. Our trust and hope is in Him and He knows what is going on behind the scenes. He knows what is true and He will guide us in all truth. Our job is to worship Him, pray for the world, love the people in it, and to command that the demonic dam to be removed in the name of Jesus…. for the stronghold to come tumbling down!

2 Corinthians 10:4-6 –

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.

Psalm46:6 –

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High.

The Release of the Golden Compasses

In the midst of what is bad it’s easier to see what is good. In this season where we are forced to be home, hearts are being drawn toward each other and toward God with a new perspective based on truth, love, and not harsh judgment.

He is removing tainted lenses of our eyes so we can see clearly. Relationships are being repaired across the board in families and in the church. Many who have been hurt by the church will realize that it wasn’t God who hurt them. Many will see those who hurt them in the past with eyes of compassion instead of bitterness.

Families are being healed in the midst of this storm. There is a Holy shift happening to set you onto the divine path He has for you. This may effect your career path, where you live, how you spend your free time, etc.

I saw in prayer that He is handing out golden compasses that will align you with His heart, but He’s asking you to trade in the one you’ve been using for the directional leading of your life( your hopes, dreams, ambitions). This is a course correction but DO NOT FEAR!

Don’t be afraid to step out into the new even though it seems against all logic. You are stepping out of will power and into “He will” power. What has failed in the past by your own strength, He will achieve for you in His strength. I’m not saying you won’t have to work for it, but you will be following His lead and will be much easier. He will heal the past, open doors and make a connection with who will be “your people”.

We can’t run back to the familiar out of fear of the unknown. We can’t return to who we were and how we lived before this season. There is a purpose for the temporary pain of restriction we are walking through right now. It’s meant to birth the new in your life. Don’t waste it.

It’s time to live and love the way He created us to from the beginning with the priorities of Heaven. He is the hope the world needs right now.

Things I’m sensing in prayer:

*You are in the womb of your destiny

*Push through fear and into peace

*Don’t go back to what you know and the familiar…. He has something better for you… jump into the new. New habits. New thoughts. New dreams. New people. New adventures.

*Allow the course correction

*God is good

*He can be trusted

*He works ALL things together for good.

Tell all anxiety, depression, and fear to take a back seat and trust the One who loves you more than you can imagine. He is the only One who can bring true peace and joy. Trust Him with your life, with your family and friend’s lives, with your finances, and future. He won’t let you down.

He makes a way where there seems to be no way!

What is impossible for man is possible for God!

I’m excited even though when you look at the world there is no reason to be. I’m looking higher into the eyes of the One who holds the world in place. There will be a great many testimonies of His love and faithfulness coming out of this trying season!

Genesis 50:20- You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. NIV